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August 22, 2014

Province Issues Wind Alert for Lake Winnipeg, Areas of Lake Manitoba

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation's Hydrologic Forecasting and Water Management Centre reports the lake wind-effect forecast for tomorrow and Sunday suggests a high wind warning for...


August 22, 2014

Manitoba Government Invests More Than $870,000 in Northern Municipal Roads

THE PAS—The Manitoba government will invest over $870,000 of new infrastructure funding in key roads, identified by northern Manitoba municipalities, needing repairs, improvements and...


August 22, 2014

Province Announces Northern Community-based Pilot Program Helping People Overcome Employment Barriers, Find Good Jobs

The Pas—A new community-based program is helping Aboriginal people overcome barriers to employment, and the challenges in finding and keeping good jobs in The Pas, Premier Greg Selinger...


August 22, 2014

Province Introduces New Grants for Biomass Research

The Manitoba government has doubled the Biomass Energy Support Program funding to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects that will support...


August 22, 2014

Province, Swan River Residents Celebrate Grand Opening of Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre

Swan River—Premier Greg Selinger, along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister and Swan River MLA Ron Kostyshyn and Swan River Mayor Glen McKenzie, participated today in the...


August 22, 2014

Province Announces Opening of New Heavy-duty Mechanic Shop at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School

SWAN RIVER—Premier Greg Selinger was on hand today at the opening of a new heavy-duty mechanic shop at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) that will be available to students this...


August 22, 2014

Manitobans Invited to Share Views on Health Care Priorities

Manitobans will have a chance to share views and weigh in on health care priorities to help health regions shape future goals by becoming part of a local health involvement group, Health...


August 21, 2014

Search and Rescue Exercise Underway Near Thompson

Manitoba search and rescue volunteers are gathering in Thompson for a two-day exercise as part of a larger training program, in partnership with the newly formed Arctic Response Company Group,...


August 21, 2014

Province Asks Manitobans, Businesses, Non-profits for Feedback on Changes Proposed by Accounting Profession

The public is being asked for feedback as the province moves forward with introducing a new chartered professional accountant designation in Manitoba, Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa...


August 21, 2014

Province Announces Partner 4 Growth Grants to Support Economic Development Projects Across Manitoba

Manitoba’s expanded Partner 4 Growth grant program will provide approximately $260,000 to support 32 regional economic development initiatives, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...


August 20, 2014

Manitoba Government Invests $793,000 in Parkland Municipal Roads

DAUPHIN—The Manitoba government is partnering with municipalities in the Parkland area to invest  almost $800,000 in municipal roads, keeping communities linked and ensuring safe and...


August 20, 2014

Province Announces Upgrades to More Winnipeg Community Facilities

The Manitoba government is continuing to invest in improvements for public and not-for-profit community facilities including rehabilitating, upgrading and expanding many of Winnipeg’s...


August 20, 2014

Province Invests $11.9 Million in Diagnostic Equipment

The Manitoba government is investing $11.9 million in new diagnostic equipment to replace aging equipment nearing the end of its service life, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today.  ...


August 20, 2014

Students to Benefit from New Partnership

BRANDON—Student success is at the heart of a new collaborative agreement signed today between Brandon University (BU) and Assiniboine Community College (ACC), a partnership to explore new...


August 19, 2014

Province Supports Labour Market Success For Newcomers Through Unique Immigrant Employment Services Program

The Manitoba government has renewed its ongoing support for an innovative program helping newcomers integrate into the labour market and achieve success, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna...


August 19, 2014

Major Upgrades to Brandon Airport Announced

The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, along with Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris Larry Maguire and Brandon Mayor, Shari Decter Hirst announced the three levels of government...


August 19, 2014

Summer Camps Connecting Rural Youth to Careers in the Skilled Trades: Premier Selinger

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE—Hundreds of Manitoba youth are gaining awareness and exposure to the skilled trades through the Manitoba government’s new Building for Tomorrow summer program,...


August 19, 2014

New Community Service Awards for Natural Resource Officers, Wildland Fire Fighters

Manitoba has created two new awards, the Minister’s Conservation Officer Community Service Award and the Wildland Fire Fighter of the Year Award to honour public service efforts both on...


August 18, 2014

Premier Launches Skills and Jobs Tour

GIMLI—Premier Greg Selinger will lead a Skills and Jobs Tour to connect more families with skills training for good jobs, here in Manitoba. “Today our province is building like...


August 18, 2014

Government, Industry Partner on Aboriginal Employment Training Program

PEGUIS FIRST NATION—A new Employment Readiness Program is helping meet the manufacturing industry’s need for a trained, reliable local supply of labour by training up to 16...


August 15, 2014

Beach Conditions to Aug. 14

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality guidelines at all beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


August 15, 2014

Province Requests RCMP Review of City Audits

Manitoba Justice has referred the City of Winnipeg’s Real Estate Management Review, the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters Construction Project Audit and the Confidential Report to...


August 15, 2014

Province Approves Special Warrant to Finance Flood Costs

Manitoba Finance has issued a special warrant to provide additional authority to finance emergency expenditures for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The special warrant provides an additional $100...


August 13, 2014

Provincial, City Funding Completes New Central Community Recreation Centre

Fort Rouge area families can now enjoy more recreation opportunities in a new state-of-the-art building for family enrichment services and programs at the Mayfair Recreation Centre, Children and...


August 13, 2014

Province Announces Over $1.45 Million in Funding for Infrastructure Projects in the North

THE PAS—The Manitoba government will fund four new infrastructure projects in Manitoba’s north that will support the communities of Norway House and Cormorant, Aboriginal and...


August 12, 2014

Province Unveils Monument to Honour Manitoba's Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women, Girls

Today, the Manitoba government unveiled a monument at The Forks in honour and recognition of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and girls in the province, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs...


August 11, 2014

Experience for Cancer Patients in the North to Improve with Opening of New Cancer Hubs: Minister Selby

THE PAS—Cancer patients and their families in northern Manitoba will have enhanced cancer treatment and care when new cancer hubs open in The Pas and Thompson later this year, Health...


August 11, 2014

Province Advises Zebra Mussel Larvae Found in Lake Winnipeg's South Basin

Results of monitoring of Lake Winnipeg have turned up a small number of larval zebra mussels, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh said today. “Although the...


August 11, 2014

Province Releases Report on Whistleblower Legislation

The Manitoba government has made the report on the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (PIDA) available following a review of the legislation, Finance Minister Jennifer...


August 8, 2014

Beach Conditions to Aug. 7

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality guidelines at all beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


August 8, 2014

Manitoba's Diversification Centres Receive Funding for New Equipment

ROBLIN—Manitoba’s four diversification centres will receive nearly $45,000 to purchase specialized equipment to support innovation and create new opportunities for farmers,...


August 7, 2014

Province Creates Wage Enhancement Fund for Agencies Working with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

The Manitoba government is enhancing funding for support worker wages at agencies that offer valuable residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities, Family Services Minister...


August 7, 2014

Manitobans Invited to Share Views on Small-scale, Local Food Production and Processing

Manitobans are encouraged to share their views about small-scale food production and processing at three upcoming public consultations or through an online survey, Agriculture, Food and Rural...


August 6, 2014

Province Announces Upgrades to More Winnipeg Community Facilities

The Manitoba government is investing more to improve public and not-for-profit community facilities including rehabilitating, upgrading and expanding many of Winnipeg’s popular recreation...


August 6, 2014

Province to Provide Funding for Assiniboine River Basin Commission

TORONTO—The Manitoba government will be providing an initial $50,000 contribution toward the startup activities of the new Assiniboine River Basin Commission, Premier Greg Selinger...


August 4, 2014

Province Announces Grant to Local Governments for Flood Mitigation Projects

The Manitoba government will assist the rural municipalities (RM) of Victoria Beach, St. Clements, Bifrost, Riverton and Gimli to boost flood protection at Albert, Patricia and Pebble beaches,...


August 4, 2014

Province Announces New Program to Honour Community Fesitvals for Longtime Contribution to Provincial Community Identity

GIMLI—Gimli’s Icelandic Festival is the first event to be recognized through Celebrate Manitoba, a new program to honour long-running festivals that showcase Manitoba’s...


August 1, 2014

Beach Condition to July 31

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality guidelines at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


August 1, 2014

Province Announces Funding for New Flood Protection

Swan River—The Manitoba government will assist the Village of Winnipegosis and community of Crane River to build permanent protection against flooding, Premier Greg Selinger announced here...


August 1, 2014

Province Announces Construction Starting this Fall on New Primary Care Centre in Swan River

SWAN RIVER—Construction and renovations will begin this fall on a new primary care centre to enhance and better co-ordinate health services for people living in the Swan River Valley...


August 1, 2014

West Nile Virus Update #1

Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors reports that its mosquito surveillance program has identified this season’s first Culex tarsalis mosquito samples infected with West Nile...


August 1, 2014

Recent Court Ruling on Country of Origin Labelling Disappointing: Minister Kostyshyn

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn responded to a federal Appeal Court ruling this week which upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged meat to state...


August 1, 2014

Standing Hearing for Inquest Called Into Death of Craig Kucher

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Craig Kucher, 24, of Brandon. Kucher had a history of medical, emotional and...

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