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June 29, 2015

Province Announces Wage Enhancement Fund Available July 1 for Employees of Agencies Serving Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

Wages for support workers at eligible agencies that offer valuable residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities will rise July 1 with the help of a special fund established by...


June 29, 2015

Province Announces Family Friendly Improvements to Birds Hill Provincial Park Completed

BIRDS HILL PARK—Significant facility improvements and a major expansion of the lake and beach area in the Birds Hill Provincial Park are now complete making the area more accessible...


June 29, 2015

Lorette Increases Waste-water Capacity with Lagoon Expansion

LORETTE—The Honourable Ron Lemieux, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection on behalf of the Honourable Drew Caldwell, Manitoba Minister of Municipal...


June 26, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $8.5 million on one highway improvement project that started this week, as part of the province’s $5.5-billion,...


June 26, 2015

Provincial Grants Support Improvements at Agricultural Fairgrounds

The Manitoba government will provide $94,500 in infrastructure improvement grants to agricultural societies which will be used for fairground upgrades and other priority projects across the...


June 26, 2015

Province Announces New First Jobs Strategy To Help Young Manitobans Find Jobs, Build Careers

Manitoba’s new First Jobs Strategy will help prepare young Manitobans for their critical first job and connect them to employers to put them on a path to build their futures right here at...


June 26, 2015

Budget 2015 Provides Tax Breaks to Volunteer Firefighters, Search and Rescue Personnel

Manitoba’s Budget 2015 introduces new income tax credits for Manitobans who support and protect their communities by serving as volunteer firefighters or search and rescue personnel,...


June 26, 2015

Province Recognizes Multiculturalism Day by Welcoming New Canadians to Manitoba

The Manitoba government is honouring Multiculturalism Day by welcoming a group of new Canadians to Manitoba by co-hosting a ceremony in the majestic surroundings of the provincial legislative...


June 26, 2015

New 45-unit Apartment Complex Offers Safe, Affordable Homes for Adults and Families with Mental Health Needs

WINNIPEG—Concordia Village IV, a new 45-unit apartment complex for adults and families with mental health needs, was officially opened in Winnipeg today by Manitoba Housing and Community...


June 26, 2015

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Bulletin #1

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports that watercraft inspection stations with decontamination units targeting aquatic invasive species (AIS) will be available for boaters at...


June 26, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Digital Mammography Roll-out

Manitoba patients will benefit from a comprehensive, fully integrated provincial system for digital mammography, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today. “As part of our...


June 25, 2015

Governments to Fund Two New Beneficial Management Practices for Manitoba Farms

The Canada and Manitoba governments will fund two new beneficial management practices (BMPs), Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...


June 25, 2015

Province Announces Equipment Upgrades for Culinary Arts Program at Riverton Collegiate

RIVERTON—The Manitoba government is investing more than $800,000 in a new industrial kitchen for the Culinary Arts Program at Riverton Collegiate to provide more skills training...


June 24, 2015

Province Extends Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit to Help Companies Create Jobs, Support Innovative Industry in Manitoba

The Manitoba government is continuing to invest in the province’s dynamic interactive digital media industry and stimulate job growth by extending the interactive digital media tax credit,...


June 24, 2015

Families in Southeast Winnipeg to Benefit from New Kindergarten to Grade 8 School in Sage Creek

Students and families in Southeast Winnipeg will soon benefit from a new $24.8-million elementary school and early learning child-care centre, Premier Greg Selinger announced today at the...


June 24, 2015

Province Invites Manitobans to Share Views at Open House on Proposed Centreport Canada Way Western Extension (Headingley Bypass)

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the Manitoba government’s proposal to double the length of CentrePort Canada Way, extending the four-lane divided expressway from the...


June 23, 2015

Ontario, Alberta Join Manitoba in Precedent-Setting Coalition to Improve Water Quality

Ontario and Alberta have officially joined Manitoba in a broad alliance working to address cross-border water quality issues by signing the Lake Friendly Accord, Conservation and Water...


June 23, 2015

Province Announces New Post-Secondary Strategy to Provide More Options, Opportunities For Students

Manitoba is modernizing the post-secondary education system to better meet student needs and respond to labour market demands with a new Post-Secondary Education Strategy, which contains...


June 22, 2015

Governments Congratulate Lake St. Martin First Nation on Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony

LAKE ST. MARTIN—The governments of Canada and Manitoba congratulated Lake St. Martin First Nation on today’s groundbreaking ceremony, which marks the awarding of a tender for road...


June 22, 2015

Manitoba Government Helps Communities Put Best Foot Forward With Grant Funding

Many communities across the province will be sprucing up main street areas and other public places with support from the Hometown Manitoba grant program, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...


June 22, 2015

Province Announces Tender Awarded for Construction of Powerview-Pine Falls Health Complex Redevelopment

PINE FALLS—Construction is now underway on a redevelopment at the Powerview-Pine Falls Health Centre complex that will include a new primary care and a traditional healing centre at...


June 21, 2015

Province Acts on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Recommendations with New Plan for Indigenous Education

A new four-point plan for Indigenous education based on recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report will support the meaningful participation of Indigenous people...


June 19, 2015

Statement By Premier Greg Selinger on the Appointment of Janice Filmon as Next Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba

On behalf of the people and province of Manitoba, I want to welcome and congratulate Her Honour Janice Filmon, our newly appointed lieutenant-governor. Mrs. Filmon, Manitoba’s 25th...


June 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Recognizes Recipients of the 17th Annual Manitoba Service Excellence Awards

Manitoba government employees who have made exceptional contributions in public service were recognized at the Manitoba Service Excellence Awards, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. ...


June 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Independent Investigation Unit Becomes Operational

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) launches today, to fulfil its mandate of investigating serious matters involving police and providing an impartial service to Manitobans,...


June 19, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $45.5 million on six highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s...


June 18, 2015

Premier Selinger Acknowledges Suffering of First Nation, Métis, Inuit Children Across Canada During the `60s Scoop

The Manitoba government today took the historic step of recognizing the pain and suffering of thousands of Indigenous youth who were removed from their homes and stripped of their culture in...


June 18, 2015

Province Announces Consultation Schedule for Agricultural Risk Management Task Force

Manitoba farmers and other agricultural stakeholders are invited to provide their input about agricultural risk management programs at a series of upcoming public consultations or through an...


June 17, 2015

Manitoba Government Moving Quickly to Implement Small Scale Food Task Force Recommendations

The Manitoba government continues to implement the recommendations of the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group to support the growth and sustainability of Manitoba’s small-scale food...


June 16, 2015

Province Renews Three-year Tri-partner Agreement on Nutrient Management

The Manitoba government, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) have renewed their shared commitment to sustainable agriculture practices and...


June 16, 2015

National Knowledge Exchange to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

The Manitoba government is hosting experts from across Canada who will share knowledge, experiences and expertise on sexual violence directed at women and girls, Family Services Minister...


June 16, 2015

Province Announces Strict New Rules Introduced for Peat Harvesting

Manitoba has introduced strict new rules to govern peat harvesting to better protect the environment through the proclamation of a new act and regulations, Conservation and Water Stewardship...


June 16, 2015

Province Expands Protection of Threatened and Endangered Plants, Animals and Ecosystems

The Manitoba government is taking steps to protect five animal and plant species and two ecosystems in the province by designating them as threatened or endangered, Conservation and Water...


June 16, 2015

Manitoba Government Hosts Aboriginal Day Celebrations at the Legislative Building

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson announced he is hosting a provincial celebration in honour of Aboriginal Day today on the south Legislative grounds. “The event...


June 15, 2015

Province Announces Family Doctor for All Data Now Available Online

The Manitoba government’s family doctor for all plan is on track, with nearly 29,000 additional Manitobans now linked to a family physician or nurse practitioner since 2013, Health...


June 15, 2015

Standing Hearing for Inquest Into Death of Sheldon McKay

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Sheldon McKay, 30, of Winnipeg. On May 3, 2006, McKay was found unresponsive in...


June 12, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises the province will invest $27 million on two highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the $5.5-billion, five-year core...


June 12, 2015

Province Expands Funding, Services, Coverage for Gender Transition

The Manitoba government is implementing changes that will continue to improve access to services for transgender Manitobans by expanding the number of recognized practitioners able to conduct...


June 11, 2015

Proposed Legislation Strengthens Accountability, Transparency at City Hall: Minister Caldwell

Proposed amendments to the City of Winnipeg Charter Act and to whistleblower protection legislation would support the City of Winnipeg’s goal to restore the public’s confidence and...


June 11, 2015

Province Introduces Proposed Legislation That Would Protect Whistleblowers from Reprisal, Prevent Disclosure of Identities

The Manitoba government would enhance the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act by introducing proposed legislation that would strengthen identity protection for...


June 11, 2015

Province Announces Free Family Fishing This Weekend

Manitobans and visitors to the province are invited to drop a line in the water this weekend and, in most places, a fishing license won’t be needed, Conservation and Water Stewardship...


June 11, 2015

Province Announces New Child-care Centre at Donwood Elementary School Will Benefit Families in Northeast Winnipeg

Families in northeast Winnipeg will have greater access to high-quality, affordable child care in their community through the Family Choices Building Fund, Premier Greg Selinger announced...


June 10, 2015

Province Introduces Legislation That Would Strengthen Office of the Children's Advocate

The Manitoba government is introducing legislation that would be the first step in implementing the recommendations of the Hughes commission to strengthen the Office of the Children’s...


June 10, 2015

Province Announces Expansion to Winnipeg Cancer Hub to Better Support Patients Suspected of Having Cancer

People in Winnipeg suspected of having cancer will have faster access to diagnostic and treatment services following the expansion of Winnipeg cancer hub services to primary care clinics,...


June 9, 2015

Province Proposes Law, Partners With Cybertip.Ca To Assist Victims When Intimate Images Are Distributed Without Consent

Unique proposed new legislation would help Manitobans whose intimate images are distributed without consent by providing a new civil court remedy and other new resources to help them remove the...


June 9, 2015

Budget Implementation Bill Introduced that would Support Job Creation, Protect Services, Support Manitoba Families: Minister Dewar

The budget implementation and tax statutes amendment act introduced today would implement the provisions of Budget 2015 that would help create jobs, grow the Manitoba economy and protect key...


June 9, 2015

Province Introduces New Legislation That Would Update X-Ray Equipment Requirements

The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation that would update requirements for the use of X-ray equipment, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today. “We want to ensure...


June 9, 2015

Province Launches New Task Force to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children in Care

The Manitoba government is continuing its efforts to close the education achievement gap by launching a provincial Task Force on Education Outcomes for Children in Care in response to the...


June 8, 2015

Province Introduces Legislation That Would Establish a Registered Designation for the Planning Profession

New legislation tabled today would protect the public interest by increasing transparency and accountability in the planning profession, Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell announced...


June 8, 2015

Province Introduces Groundbreaking First-in-Canada Presumptive Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Legislation

The Manitoba government is introducing amendments to the Workers Compensation Act that would recognize post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a work-related occupational disease, Premier Greg...


June 7, 2015

Province Unveils `Support Our Troops' Specialty Licence Plate

Manitobans can now show their pride and support for men and women currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by purchasing a special licence plate unveiled today by Healthy Living and...


June 5, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $37 million on three highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s...


June 5, 2015

St. Adolphe East Dike Expansion Officially Begins

ST. ADOLPHE—The Honourable Ron Lemieux, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection on behalf of the Honourable Drew Caldwell, Manitoba Minister of Municipal...


June 5, 2015

Province Reminds Manitobans to Leave Wildlife in the Wild

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship would like to remind the public to leave wildlife in the wild. Every spring, young wild animals are unnecessarily picked up by the public and...


June 5, 2015

Province Announces Funding for 18 New and Expanded Classrooms to Support Smaller Kindergarten to Grade 3 Classes

The Manitoba government is continuing to reduce kindergarten to Grade 3 class sizes by providing new support for additional classrooms across the province, Education and Advanced Learning...


June 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation That Would Toughen Laws Aimed at Impaired, High-risk Drivers

High-risk drivers would face stiffer consequences, including increased costs of up to $3,200, for their actions under proposed amendments to the Highway Traffic Act and the Drivers and Vehicles...


June 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Creates New Task Force to Evaluate Rural Veterinary Services

A new three-person task force will evaluate Manitoba’s rural veterinary services, consult with stakeholders and provide recommendations to government on how to enhance this important...


June 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Commits Funding for 14 Child-Care Centres, Raising Wages

The Manitoba government is committing funding for 14 new or expanded child-care centres and raising wages for child-care workers as part of a five-year plan to create a universally accessible...


June 3, 2015

Manitoba Government Advises National Water Organization Joins Initiative to Improve Water Quality in Lake Winnipeg

The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) has pledged its commitment to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg by signing the Lake Friendly Accord, Conservation and Water Stewardship...


June 3, 2015

Province Introduces Family Law Overhaul That Would Put Children First

A proposed sweeping rewrite of Manitoba’s laws governing enforcement of child and spousal support, parentage, child custody and access has been introduced to enhance the interests of...


June 3, 2015

Manitoba Renews Support for Manure Management Financial Assistance Program

Funding for the Manure Management Financial Assistance Program (MMFAP) has been renewed for another year to help ensure all eligible farmers have an opportunity to make improvements that will...


June 3, 2015

Province Marks 10-year Anniversary of Low-Cost Bike Helmet Initiative, Attempts to Break Guinness World Record

Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Deanne Crothers was joined today by more than 1,300 staff and students from local schools to attempt to breakthe existing Guinness World Record for the...


June 2, 2015

Province Introduces Legislative Amendments that would Strengthen Protection of Agricultural Land from Noxious Weeds

The Manitoba government has introduced proposed amendments to strengthen the Noxious Weeds Actand better protect agricultural lands and natural areas in Manitoba from the spread of noxious...


June 2, 2015

Province Advises Speed Limit Increases to 110 km/h on Most Twinned Sections of Trans-Canada Highway West of Winnipeg

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reminds motorists the maximum allowable speed limit on selected sections of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) west of Winnipeg is now 110 km/h, up from...


June 2, 2015

Protecting More Homes with the Sump Pump and Sewer Backup Valve Subsidy

More homes will be protected from basement flooding with a sump pump and backwater valve installed with financial help from the Manitoba government, the City of Winnipeg and other...


June 2, 2015

Manitoba Government Reaffirms Support for Film Industry with Tax Credit

The Manitoba government will continue to support the local film industry with an extension of the Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit, Premier Greg...


June 1, 2015

Province Introduces Legislation that would Regulate Electronic Cigarettes

The Manitoba government has introduced new legislation that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to minors, place restrictions on advertising and promoting, and...

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