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April 16, 2014

Manitoba Government to Introduce Legislation That Would Ban Flavoured Tobacco Products Marketed to Children

The province will build on its ongoing commitment to reduce smoking rates and protect the health of Manitobans by introducing proposed amendments to the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act...


April 16, 2014

Flood Bulletin #5

Summary Prolonged temperatures of as much as 15 degrees cooler than normal have prevented ice breakup on the Red River from Emerson to Winnipeg.  The ice remains 10 to 20 per...


April 15, 2014

Province Introduces Proposed Legislation That Would Protect Temporary Workers

The protection for temporary help workers act would provide better protection for temporary workers employed through temporary employment agencies, while reducing barriers to permanent...


April 15, 2014

Province Announces Funding for New Gym at Laura Secord School

Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum celebrated with students and teachers at Laura Secord School today as he officially announced funding for a new gym. “It’s so...


April 15, 2014

Province Launches Four-point Plan to Help Prevent Sexual Assault, Improve Services for Victims: Minister Irvin-Ross

The Manitoba government is launching a four-point plan to help prevent sexual assault and to improve services for its victims, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, minister responsible...


April 14, 2014

Flood Bulletin #4

Summary Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing throughout most of southern Manitoba for the early part of this week.  These temperatures are expected to slow...


April 14, 2014

Manitoba Government Upgrading More Winnipeg Recreation Facilities

Winnipeggers looking for support  to upgrade or expand public or not-for-profit recreation facilities can apply for funding from the provincial government as the second round of intake...


April 14, 2014

Manitoba Government Supports Expansion of French School Division Electoral List

Following a consultative process with members of the francophone community led by the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM), the Manitoba government has accepted administrative changes for...


April 14, 2014

Manitoba Government Invests in New Gym for Kelvin High School

Students at École secondaire Kelvin High School and families in River Heights will soon benefit from a new gym, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “With a student population...


April 13, 2014

Flood Bulletin #3

Summary The Portage Diversion is operating for management of ice on the lower Assiniboine River.  Channel flows may reach 2,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the next 24 hours....


April 12, 2014

Flood Bulletin #2

Summary A high water advisory is issued for the Assiniboine River, from St-Lazare to Portage la Prairie due to the potential for ice jams and associated flooding. ...


April 11, 2014

Manitobans Invited to Sign Book of Condolences Following the Death of Jim Flaherty

The Manitoba government announced today a book of condolences is available in the front foyer of the Legislative Building for those interested in expressing their feelings following the news...


April 11, 2014

Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall to Visit Winnipeg in May

PremierGreg Selinger today welcomed news that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Winnipeg on May 20 and 21. “It will be my honour, on behalf of all Manitobans,...


April 11, 2014

Ten More RCMP Officers to Serve Their Communities as a Result of Increased Provincial Funding: Minister Swan

The Manitoba government is funding 10 new RCMP positions as part of the province’s ongoing commitment to increase resources for law enforcement, support community safety and help reduce...


April 11, 2014

Flood Bulletin #1

Summary There are no flood warnings, watches or high water advisories in effect in Manitoba at this time. A storm predicting moderate to heavy snowfall levels is expected...


April 11, 2014

Twenty More Manitoba Municipalities Complete Amalgamations

Twenty more Manitoba municipalities have officially amalgamated under the Municipal Amalgamations Act, Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers announced today.  ...


April 10, 2014

Statement on the Passing of Jim Flaherty from Premier Greg Selinger

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Flaherty today.  I was fortunate to work with him both when he was minister of finance in Ontario as well as minister of finance...


April 10, 2014

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Improve MPI Benefits, Services: Minister Swan

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would allow Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) to strengthen benefits under the Personal Injury Protection Plan while clarifying its scope,...


April 10, 2014

Manitoba Educators Recognized for Creativity, Innovation, Effectiveness

Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum today announced the recipients of the 2013‑14 Celebration of Excellence in Teaching awards. “Teachers have dedicated their...


April 10, 2014

Province Partners with Community Group to Create More Safe, Affordable Housing

The Manitoba government and the non-profit groups Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs Housing are partnering to create more affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals...


April 10, 2014

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus Bulletin #6

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) has confirmed a small number of animals being held at a high-traffic site in western Manitoba tested positive for the porcine epidemic diarrhea...


April 9, 2014

Premier to Honour 10 Volunteers at Annual Awards Dinner

Premier Greg Selinger will honour 10 outstanding Manitobans today for their dedication to fellow citizens and their exceptional work as volunteers. “When people give their time, skills...


April 9, 2014

Livestock Price Insurance Program Now Accepting Applications from Producers

Manitoba livestock producers can now apply for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), a new tool to manage risk and withstand market volatility, Agriculture, Food and Rural...


April 9, 2014

Province Marks Day of Pink with New Resources to Help Stop Bullying in School, Online

The province is equipping students and schools with new tools to help prevent and deal with bullying, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced today, as he marked Day of...


April 8, 2014

Province Announces Major Ste. Anne Area Highway Improvements

STE. ANNE—The Manitoba government will invest millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades along PTH 12 south of the Trans-Canada Highway, Premier Greg Selinger announced here today. ...


April 8, 2014

Manitoba Government and City of Steinbach Announce Cost-shared Major Road Improvement Plan for Steinbach

STEINBACH—Four significant road improvement projects on PTH 12 in the city of Steinbach will be supported through the cost-shared Urban Highway Fund, Premier Greg Selinger and Mayor...


April 7, 2014

Manitoba Government Launches Highway Condition Camera Network

New solar-powered cameras have been added to the provincial Road Weather Information System (RWIS) at strategic locations along provincial highways to provide drivers more real-time information...


April 7, 2014

Parks Reservation System Reports Busy Morning as Campground Bookings Open Provincewide

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports thousands of reservations have been made in the first few hours since the Manitoba Parks Reservation Service website opened for provincewide...


April 7, 2014

New Seniors' Guide Ready for Manitobans

A new version of the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide, offering a wide range of information from financial tips to health services, can be picked now up at many locations across the province,...


April 4, 2014

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus Bulletin #5

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) reports a second set of environmental samples, collected from a high-traffic pig site in Manitoba, have tested positive for Porcine Epidemic...


April 4, 2014

Flood Outlook Updated for Red River, Winnipeg River Basin

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has issued an update regarding flows and levels in the Red River Valley and the Winnipeg River Basin as a result of...


April 4, 2014

Provincewide Campsite Reservations Open Monday

The Manitoba Parks Reservation Service will open on Monday, April 7 to help campers book their summer vacations at campsites all across the province. Starting at 7 a.m., campsites can be...


April 3, 2014

Province Announces Major Highway Projects to Benefit Northern Economy Around The Pas

THE PAS—Families and businesses in The Pas, the Opaskwayak First Nation and other communities in the Rural Municipality of Kelsey will benefit from millions of dollars in provincial road...


April 3, 2014

Public Health Update: Two Additional Cases of Measles Reported in Manitoba

Public health officials confirmed today two additional cases of measles have been reported in Manitoba.  These are the third and fourth laboratory-confirmed cases in Manitoba this year....


April 2, 2014

Manitoba Communities Encouraged to Apply for Economic Development Grants

BRANDON—Funding for Manitoba’s Partner 4 Growth program is doubling and will offer up to $260,000 in grants to support community-led projects focused on strengthening and...


April 2, 2014

Province Invests in New Autism Services as Manitoba Marks World Autism Awareness Day

The Manitoba government is investing in two more early intervention specialists and new parent support services at St. Amant to better meet the needs of families and children affected by autism...


April 1, 2014

Manitoba Congratulates Governments of Ontario, Canada for Reaching Agreement on Experimental Lakes Area

Manitoba is pleased the governments of Ontario and Canada have reached an agreement to transfer the Experimental Lakes Area to the International Institute for Sustainable Development,...


April 1, 2014

Province Announces New Support for Families Fighting Cancer

The province is investing in new cancer drugs and additional supports for front-line staff to improve cancer treatment and care for patients in Manitoba, Health Minister Erin Selby announced...

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