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May 22, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $25 million on three highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s...


May 22, 2015

Province Expands Successful Stroke Emergency Care Program to Second Northern Manitoba Community

A successful program that provides specialized emergency care to stroke patients in rural communities has been expanded to The Pas, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today. ...


May 22, 2015

Manitoba Government Offers Greater Flood Protection for Homes, Farm and Business Buildings

Home, farm and business owners in areas affected by flooding in 2014 or that would have flooded without temporary flood protection measures, may be eligible to receive assistance from the nearly...


May 22, 2015

Adoption Birth Records More Accessible As New Legislation Takes Effect June 15

Adults who were adopted as infants will find it easier to reach out to their birth parents and birth parents will be able to learn about the children placed for adoption under...


May 22, 2015

Budget 2015 Raises Rent Benefits Ahead of Schedule

The Manitoba government is moving ahead with enhancements to the Rent Assist shelter benefit program that will help to promote employment, provide stability for families, and reduce child...


May 22, 2015

4-H Launches Annual Highway Cleanup Campaign this Weekend

Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution this weekend as 4-H club members carry out their annual spring cleanup on highways and roads across the province, Infrastructure and...


May 22, 2015

Province Takes Steps to Ban Conversion Therapy

Manitoba Health will work in partnership with the province’s regional health authorities and health regulatory colleges to ensure that conversion therapy is not practised in...


May 22, 2015

Province Opens Door to In-store Brewing

Manitobans who make wine and beer with home-brewing kits will soon be able to make those products at local stores and take them home when they’re ready, Mineral Resources Minister Dave...


May 21, 2015

Province Announces 60 Young Skills Manitoba Gold Medallists Head to National Competition

Talented youth from across Manitoba will be taking part in the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon from May 27 to 30, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today. ...


May 21, 2015

Governments Support New Infrared Grain-sorting Technology at Winnipeg-based Feed Mill

The owners of a Winnipeg feed mill will receive $1.1 million to install two new infrared grain sorters, that identify and remove undesirable grain kernels, significantly increasing the value...


May 21, 2015

Province Puts New Rules in Place to Protect Manitobans From False Advertising, Misleading Pricing When Buying a Motor Vehicle

The Manitoba government has put new regulations in place to help protect families from false advertising and misleading pricing practices when purchasing a motor vehicle, Tourism, Culture,...


May 21, 2015

Province Announces Construction Underway for New Long-term Care Facility in Morden

MORDEN—Construction is underway on a new 100-bed, long-term care facility here, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced at a sod-turning ceremony in the community today. ...


May 20, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Major Renovation, Addition for École Noël Ritchot School

Students and families in St. Norbert will soon benefit from new child-care spaces, a new gym and additional classrooms at École Noël Ritchot made possible through provincial...


May 20, 2015

Manitoba Government Looks at Changes that would Ensure Pet Owners Get Clear Upfront Pricing for Veterinary Care

The Manitoba government will introduce amendments to the Veterinary Medical Act today that would ensure pet owners get a clear upfront price for veterinary care and would not face extra or...


May 19, 2015

Province Monitoring Red River Levels as Weekend Rain and Forecast Rain Moves North Through the Red River Basin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecasting Centre reports substantial rain of between 50 mm to 100 mm fell over the last few days across the Red River Basin. ...


May 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Help Protect Vulnerable Adults, Patients from Abuse by Care Providers

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would require officials to notify current or former employers, as well as professional licensing and regulatory bodies, when an alleged...


May 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Celebrates with Pork, Beef Industries, Government of Canada on Recent WTO Ruling on U.S. COOL

The Manitoba government joins the Manitoba Pork Council, Manitoba Beef Producers and the Government of Canada in celebrating the success of Canada’s challenge to the World Trade...


May 19, 2015

Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg Invest in Recreation for Youth

Children and youth in inner-city neighbourhoods will benefit from recreation opportunities comparable to those who live in suburban Winnipeg neighbourhoods with a provincial investment of...


May 15, 2015

Province Issues Severe Wind Warning for Lake Winnipeg, Areas Of Lake Manitoba

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecasting Centre reports that forecast high winds developing over the weekend have resulted in a severe wind warning for both the...


May 15, 2015

Manitoba Congratulates East Side Road Authority for Winning National Award

A landscape project that will receive recognition with a national merit award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is cause for a celebration, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs...


May 15, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the province will invest $61 million on six highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s $5.5-billion,...


May 15, 2015

Province Announces Manitoba Builder Bonds Interest Rates

Finance Minister Greg Dewar today announced the interest rates for Manitoba Builder Bonds, Series 15, on sale May 19 to June 2 throughout the province. Rates on 2015 Bonds: Five-year...


May 15, 2015

Province Announces Manitoba Hydro, University of Manitoba Sign Lake Friendly Accord

Manitoba Hydro and the University of Manitoba have become the first major Manitoba institutions to formally join the growing coalition to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg by signing...


May 15, 2015

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Support the Construction of Thompson's New Wastewater Treatment Plant

THOMPSON—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, was joined today by the Honourable Steve...


May 15, 2015

Manitoba Government Advises Work on Eight-year, $100-million Provincial Park Upgrades Well Under Way

Manitoba campgrounds are once again ready to welcome campers for another year of enjoying the great outdoors in Manitoba, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced...


May 14, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Wildlife and Fisheries Amendment Act

The Manitoba government introduced the wildlife and fisheries amendment act today, which would help protect wildlife, give conservation officers more time and more tools to investigate, and make...


May 14, 2015

Province Announces New Skilled Trades and Technology Centre to Prepare up to 1,000 Students Yearly for Good Jobs

A new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre at Red River College will train up to 1,000 students yearly for good paying jobs and provide industry with the highly trained employees needed to...


May 14, 2015

Province Congratulates New Physicians as they Graduate from University of Manitoba

Health Minister Sharon Blady today congratulated the graduating class of medical students from the University of Manitoba as they embark on the next phase of their journey to practise medicine....


May 14, 2015

Manitoba Approves New Measures to Make New Homes More Energy Efficient

The Manitoba government has approved changes to the Manitoba Building Code that will result in new homes being nearly 20 per cent more energy efficient without adding significant additional...


May 14, 2015

Governments Support Feasibility Study on a New Soybean Crushing Facility in Manitoba

A new feasibility study funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments and industry partners found the province has the right mix of production and market demand to support a soybean crushing...


May 13, 2015

Province Introduces New Legislation that would Expand Mandate of Red River College, Ensure Appropriate Financial Oversight

New, proposed legislation tabled today would provide Red River College with its own enabling act and ensure appropriate spending and financial oversight at the college, Education and...


May 13, 2015

Province Encourages Manitobans to Take Precautions to Minimize Risks of Tick Exposure

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniorsis encouraging Manitobans to protect themselves by knowing where ticks are located, minimizing their risk of...


May 13, 2015

Manitoba Government Eliminates Corporate Income Taxes for Up to 2,000 More Small Businesses

Starting in 2016, small businesses in Manitoba will be able to earn even more income and still pay no provincial corporate income tax as Budget 2015 increases the income limit that qualifies...


May 13, 2015

Enhancements to Loan Guarantee Program to Address Higher Livestock Prices: Minister Kostyshyn

Borrowing limits under the Manitoba Livestock Associations Loan Guarantee (MLALG) program have increased to ensure producers can access credit with favourable terms, Agriculture, Food and Rural...


May 12, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that Would Amend the Boxing Act

The Manitoba government today introduced amendments to the Boxing Act which would modernize its language and support efforts already taken to support the province’s sports tourism industry...


May 12, 2015

Province Marks 145th Birthday

The Manitoba government celebrated Manitoba Day with the launch of the annual vacation guide, and the designation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as a Star Attraction, Tourism, Culture,...


May 12, 2015

Province Launches Second Phase of Strategy to Strengthen, Expand Co-operatives

The Manitoba government is partnering with the co-op community to strengthen and expand the successful co-operative business model, which creates jobs and offers a wide range of products and...


May 11, 2015

Manitoba Government Amends Legislation to Improve Access to Engineering and Geoscience Jobs

The Manitoba government introduced proposed amendments to both the Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act and the Architects Act, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun announced...


May 11, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces More Nurses Working Than Ever Before

Manitoba families are benefiting from having more nurses providing front-line health care services, as the number of nurses working in the province continues to grow, Health Minister Sharon...


May 11, 2015

Manitoba Government to Improve Recreation Facilities in Winnipeg

The Manitoba government is continuing to improve the quality of life for Winnipeg families by investing in recreation and wellness centres, Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell, minister...


May 11, 2015

Tourism Development Fund Supports Rural/Northern Initiatives, Aboriginal Cultural Tourism: Minister Lemieux

The Manitoba government is helping jump-start new tourism projects with up to $195,000 through the Tourism Development Fund, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister...


May 11, 2015

Recreation, Cultural Facilities across Manitoba to Benefit from Community Places Grants: Minister Saran

Community groups throughout Manitoba will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Community Places program to support a wide range of improvements at recreational, cultural and...


May 11, 2015

10-bed Health Centre in Notre Dame de Lourdes Now Under Construction: Premier Selinger

NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES—Construction is underway on a new 10-bed health centre next to the personal care home and the primary health care centre in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Premier Greg...


May 8, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Small Communities Fund Program Applications Now Available for Second Intake

Manitoba’s second application intake under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – Small Communities Fund (PTIC-SCF) is now open and applications are available,...


May 8, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports a $27-million investment on two highway improvement projects that started this week, as part of the province’s $5.5-billion, five-year...


May 8, 2015

Province Announces New Forest Fire Operations Centre Opens in Lac du Bonnet

LAC DU BONNET—The Manitoba government has opened a new, $9.3-million, 16,260-sq.-ft. regional fire operations center in Lac du Bonnet to enhance forest protection and firefighting...


May 8, 2015

New Program Provides Welcome Facelifts for Historic Storefronts

A total of 13 storefronts in Winnipeg’s downtown will be getting a makeover thanks to the new Exchange District Heritage Façade and Storefront Improvement Program. The program,...


May 8, 2015

Province Announces Angling Season Opens Tomorrow

Manitoba’s angling season opens tomorrow across much of southern Manitoba, offering the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and go fishing in the many great lakes and streams across...


May 7, 2015

Fire Bulletin #3

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises that weather conditions have improved to the point that backcountry travel and burning permit restrictions have now been lifted in southeast,...


May 7, 2015

Budget 2015 Invests in Gym Expansion for Brandon's Green Acres School

BRANDON—Students at Brandon’s Green Acres School will soon benefit from newly expanded gymnasium space to support improved physical education and sport programming, Premier Greg...


May 7, 2015

Province Introduces Amendments That Would Provide Greater Transparency, Accountability for Legal Profession

The Manitoba government has proposed legislative amendments that would give the Law Society of Manitoba greater regulatory oversight of the legal profession including enabling media to...


May 7, 2015

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Enforcement Update

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship received information through the Turn In Poachers line in 2013 indicating individuals were planning to kill elk from a herd in the Stockton/Treesbank...


May 7, 2015

New Series of Manitoba Builder Bonds Available Soon: Minister Dewar

The next round of Manitoba Builder Bonds will be on sale soon, Finance Minister Greg Dewar announced today. “Our province is building like never before and Manitoba Builder Bonds give...


May 7, 2015

Budget 2015 Invests in Skills Training for Students in Dauphin and Surrounding Communities

DAUPHIN—Students at MacKenzie Middle School can look forward to a major expansion and renovation to the school’s industrial arts and wood working shop, thanks to the Manitoba...


May 6, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces New Certified Occupations Act

The new certified occupations act introduced in the Manitoba legislature today would provide better training and skills development for Manitoba workers, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin...


May 6, 2015

Budget 2015 Invests in Expansion at Collège Louis-Riel to Create New Culinary Arts Shops Facility

The Manitoba government is investing in major renovations at Collège Louis-Riel to create a new culinary arts facility that will provide more opportunities for skills training for...


May 6, 2015

Province to Licence Tasting Rooms to Help Boost Local Craft Breweries

Local craft breweries can now apply to open a licensed tasting room right next to their brewery production site and the refillable Growler Bottle program will be expanded as part of the...


May 5, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Provide Support for Families Losing Stay-at-home Caregivers in Auto Accidents

The Manitoba government is introducing changes to legislation that would enhance weekly benefits to families that lose a stay-at-home caregiver in a fatal vehicle accident, Attorney General Gord...


May 5, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Alert Ready to be Tested May 6

A new emergency alert system, Alert Ready, is operational and will be tested at 1:58 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton, minister responsible...


May 5, 2015

Budget 2015 Supports Construction of New School in South Winnipeg

Students and families in Waverley West will soon benefit from a new, $30-million kindergarten to Grade 8 school and early learning child-care centre, Premier Greg Selinger announced today at...


May 4, 2015

Standing Hearing Set for Inquests into the Deaths of Gilbert Moise and Devon Sampson

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Gilbert Moise, 21, of Winnipeg.  On April 7, 2013, Moise was found hanging from...


May 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Honour Terry Fox, Support Cancer Research

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would establish the first Monday in August as Terry Fox Day and the second Sunday in September after Labour Day as Terry Fox Run Day,...


May 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Invests Additional $2 Million in Child and Youth Mental Health

The Manitoba government will invest $2 million in the first year of a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to support child and youth mental health, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister...


May 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Providing Nearly $65 Million to Renew Winnipeg Roads in 2015

This year, the Manitoba government will invest nearly $65 million to help pave the way for safer, smoother travel for families, commercial vehicles and tourists in Winnipeg, Premier Greg...


May 4, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Construction Underway on Installation of New MRI Suite at Grace General Hospital

Construction is now underway on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite at Grace General Hospital to ensure the timely delivery of diagnostic services in Winnipeg, Health Minister Sharon...


May 1, 2015

Province Issues Highway System Construction Bulletin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports a $57-million investment on four highway improvement projects started this week. This week’s projects include: Continuing of...


May 1, 2015

Manitoba Government Recognizes Outstanding Achievement by Manitoba Educators

Eight Manitoba educators have received the Manitoba’s Celebration of Excellence in Teaching – Minister’s Awards, recognizing innovative and effective teaching practices that...


May 1, 2015

Fire Bulletin #2

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that dry, warm and windy conditions have increased the fire risk in southern areas of the province and...


May 1, 2015

Province Advises Non-Essential Pesticide Use Legislation in Effect Now

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises requirements placing tighter restrictions on herbicide for retailers are in effect today.  Tighter restrictions on herbicide use...


May 1, 2015

New Commercial Passenger Flight Fuel Tax Rebate to Support Economic Opportunities: Premier Selinger

Effective July 1, airlines offering regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights departing from Manitoba to a destination outside North America can obtain a fuel tax rebate on their taxable...


May 1, 2015

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation That Would Make Bringing Foreign Art and Cultural Objects to the Province Easier

The Manitoba government today introduced legislation that would amend the Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister...

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