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September 23, 2014

Manitoba Government Commits Nearly $3 Million for Eastern Regional Municipal Roads

LORETTE—Families, businesses and tourists in Manitoba’s eastern communities will soon have a smoother commute as the Manitoba government invests nearly $3 million in partnership...


September 23, 2014

Students, Teachers, Parents Celebrate Grand Opening of Expansion, Addition to Steinbach Regional Secondary School

STEINBACH—Students in Steinbach have started the school year with a new grade 9 to 12 high school expansion,and an addition and renovation to skills-training space at the existing high...


September 23, 2014

Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg Support Expansion of Drop-in Centre for Youth

Youth at risk of being exploited will soon have expanded access to a drop-in centre at Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe), with combined provincial and City of Winnipeg support of...


September 19, 2014

Open Farm Day this Sunday Connects Families with Local Food Producers, Growing Rural Economy

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn today reminded Manitobans that by attending the fifth annual Open Farm Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, families can experience the proud...


September 18, 2014

Manitoba Government Moves Ahead with Flood Management for Lakes St. Martin and Manitoba, Assiniboine River Watersheds

A major investment will enhance water level regulation and the flood water management system along the lower Assiniboine River including Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin, Infrastructure and...


September 18, 2014

Students, Parents Celebrate Construction Start for New French School in Thompson

THOMPSON—Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum joined students, teachers, and officials here today to break ground on a new kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Thompson in...


September 18, 2014

Students Learn Valuable Job Skills while Building Affordable Homes for Families in Cranberry Portage: Minister Bjornson

CRANBERRY PORTAGE—A new carpentry program at Frontier Collegiate Institute in Cranberry Portage will create more affordable housing for families and teach students valuable skills that...


September 18, 2014

Northern Students Celebrate Grand Opening of Expanded Campus at Frontier Collegiate Institute

CRANBERRY PORTAGE—Students at Frontier Collegiate Institute (FCI) have started this school year with a brand new expanded campus, power-mechanic shop and a new classroom, which will give...


September 18, 2014

Manitoba Government Kicks Off Healthy Food Fundraiser Across the Province

As children get back into the swing of classes for the year, the ever-popular Farm 2 School fundraiser will soon kick off with an even easier process to get fresh food and raise money for...


September 17, 2014

Premier Commits $100,000 in Aid to Fight Ebola Epidemic

The Manitoba government will be providing $100,000 in aid to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and help the people and families who have been afflicted, Premier Greg Selinger...


September 17, 2014

Manitoba Government Announces Record Increase of Doctors Working in Manitoba

More doctors are working in Manitoba, providing care for Manitobans and their families than ever before, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “We have made it a priority to...


September 16, 2014

Opening of Lalor, Reed Mines to Create 373 Permanent Jobs, Boost Northern Economy: Minister Chomiak

Two new mines developed by Hudbay Minerals in northern Manitoba, the Lalor and Reed mines, will officially open today and are expected to create 373 permanent jobs while injecting millions into...


September 16, 2014

Province Announces Sisler High School Recognized as a National Leader, Receives Award for Learning and Innovation

Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum was at Sisler High School today to congratulate students and staff being awarded the Shifting Minds National Award for Educational Technology...


September 15, 2014

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Merger will save $36 Million: Minister Lemieux

An interim review by consulting firm MNP on the merger of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation into a single Crown corporation reports net savings from...


September 12, 2014

Province Announces New, Improved Protection Now in Effect for Emergency, Enforcement Personnel

New amendments to the Highway Traffic Act are now in effect to make Manitoba highways a safer workplace for emergency responders and tow-truck operators by expanding and clarifying the...


September 12, 2014

Province Announces New Opportunities for High School Students to Train for Good Jobs

The Manitoba government is investing in a major addition and renovations to Garden City Collegiate that will house new state-of-the-art building trades programs, allowing programs to move toward...


September 10, 2014

Province Announces Investment in New Daycare Spaces as Construction of New Gym, Child-care Facility Nears Completion

A new gym at George Fitton School in Brandon will help encourage students to get active and participate in sports while expanding the school’s instructional space, Education and Advanced...


September 10, 2014

Manitoba Government Invests Nearly $2 Million for Southwest Region Municipal Roads

BRANDON—The Manitoba government is partnering with municipalities in the southwest area to invest more than $1.9 million for municipal roads, keeping communities linked, and ensuring safe...


September 10, 2014

Province Welcomes Participants to Manito Ahbee Festival

The opening of the 2014 Manito Ahbee Festival will take place today and will once again draw thousands of people to Winnipeg for a special celebration of Aboriginal culture, Tourism, Culture,...


September 8, 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 suggests a high wind warning for the...


September 8, 2014

Province Celebrates 40 Years of Home Care

For 40 years, Manitoba’s universal home-care program has been providing support and care to seniors letting them safely live longer in their homes.  To celebrate this milestone, the...


September 8, 2014

Province Announces New Media Production Studio, Major Upgrades to Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre

Students in south Winnipeg will soon have new ways to learn and develop skills in the media industry and the skilled trades, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum said today...


September 5, 2014

Province Announces New Rent Guideline Takes Effect with Clear, Transparent Formula

The Manitoba rent guideline for 2015 has been set at 2.4 per cent, based on a new clear, transparent formula linked to the consumer price index, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and...


September 5, 2014

Manitobans Encouraged to Visit Provincial Parks this Fall for Camping, Interpretive Programs

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reminds Manitobans there is fall camping available in provincial parks and opportunities for a number of interpretive programs. Several provincial...


September 4, 2014

Red River Basin Commission Joins Effort to Protect Lake Winnipeg

FARGO, N.D.—The Red River Basin Commission (RRBC) has joined the growing list of signatories to the Lake Friendly Accord and signifies the first cross-border support for the accord,...


September 4, 2014

Province Supports Community Project to Repair, Upgrade Pinawa Pool

PINAWA—Families and area residents here now have improved recreational opportunities with support of $55,000 from the Community Places Program and Manitoba Community Services Council,...


September 4, 2014

Province Announces New EMS Station to Serve Southern Manitoba

Families in many communities in southern Manitoba will soon have enhanced access to emergency medical services (EMS) as construction is now underway on a new EMS station in Iles des...


September 3, 2014

Motorists Reminded to Keep Workers Safe, Follow Reduced Speed Regulations as Road Building Season Continues into the Fall

The road construction season continues in high gear this fall and it remains important to use caution, follow all signage and slow down when passing construction workers, Infrastructure and...


September 3, 2014

Rainfall Flood Watch Issued for Southwest Assiniboine River Area

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecast and Water Management Centre advises water levels on the Assiniboine and Souris rivers in the southwest area of the province...


September 3, 2014

Insurance Act Amendments Proclaimed

Updated legislation on rules governing the insurance industry is now in effect to better protect consumers and ensure consistent standards with other jurisdictions, Tourism, Culture, Heritage,...


September 2, 2014

Province Reminds Drivers to Watch for New Reduced-speed School Zones, Slow Down

As the new school year begins, motorists are being asked to follow the posting of new signs alerting drivers to reduce their speed in school zones, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James...


September 2, 2014

Education Minister Welcomes Students Back to School

As thousands of students head back to school this week, the Manitoba government will continue to support parents to help their children succeed with new resources, more teachers and a continued...

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