Fire Bulletin #4

May 22, 2018
Manitoba Sustainable Development continues to work on a number of fires around the province, and reminds all Manitobans there are fire and travel restrictions in place across parts of south,...


Province Provides Response to Senate Committee on Cannabis Legislation

May 22, 2018
The Manitoba government has provided a submission to the federal Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to highlight ongoing concerns related to cannabis...


Manitoba Celebrates Grand Opening, 30th Anniversary at St. Norbert Farmers' Market

May 19, 2018
The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, one of Manitoba’s most popular summer destinations for local food and many other products, celebrated its 30th anniversary and the grand opening of...


Fire Bulletin #3

May 18, 2018
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that recent rains and an improved weather forecast has allowed some burning restrictions to be lifted in southeast Manitoba, while some other...


Province Celebrates International Museum Day

May 18, 2018
Manitobans are encouraged to visit the province’s many museums to celebrate International Museum Day, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff...


White-nose Bat Syndrome Found in Manitoba

May 18, 2018
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises its first case of white-nose syndrome in bats has been identified after testing confirmed the disease has been found in bats in the Lake St. George area....


Province Announces New Northern Workforce Development Centre at University College of the North Thompson Campus

May 18, 2018
THOMPSON—Northern Manitobans will benefit from a new workforce development centre that brings together industry and workers, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced here...


Province Provides Free Online Access to Resources for Professionals and Students in Early Years Fields

May 18, 2018
The province is providing free access for students and professionals across Manitoba to online learning resources on prenatal and child development, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced...


May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 18, 2018
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month and motorists are reminded that everyone shares the roads and the responsibility for motorcycle safety, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced...


Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Russell Spence

May 17, 2018
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg. In the early hours of Oct. 12, 2016, Spence...


Manitoba Offers British Columbia Assistance in Flood Fight

May 17, 2018
The Manitoba government stands willing to provide any required flood-fighting equipment to help the Province of British Columbia fight record high flood waters in the Interior region,...


Province Appoints New Chair to Manitoba Women's Advisory Council

May 17, 2018
Barbara Bowes has been appointed chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC), Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women,...


Government Appoints Board of Directors to Efficiency Manitoba to Help Lead New Organization

May 17, 2018
Manitoba Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen today announced the board of directors for the new Efficiency Manitoba, the next step in creating smarter and more effective energy conservation...


Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Designation Gets Key Endorsements

May 16, 2018
Manitoba’s effort to achieve a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for Pimachiowin Aki has received a pair of strong endorsements leading up to the final decision this summer,...


Province Introduces The Wildlife Amendment Act

May 16, 2018
The Manitoba government introduced Bill 29 – the wildlife amendment act (safe hunting and shared management), which would create a safer and more ethical hunting environment for all...


Camping Season Kicks Off, Liquor Ban Lifted in Provincial Campgrounds

May 15, 2018
The Manitoba government has lifted the annual liquor ban in provincial campgrounds this May long weekend, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We know...


Governments Highlight Funded Activities for Manitoba Farmers under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

May 15, 2018
As the next step in implementing the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced that applications...


Province Announces Appointments to Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board

May 14, 2018
Manitoba Justice has appointed a new chairperson and several other members to the Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board (CCRB). Michael Mercury, QC, (Winnipeg) is appointed as chair of the...


Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Sets out Bold Plan to Address Long-standing Service Gaps

May 14, 2018
A new mental health and addictions strategic plan was launched today, outlining a path to enhancing access to quality services, increasing co-ordination through community mobilization hubs and...


Manitobans Reminded about Effects of Heat on Pets, Livestock

May 14, 2018
With warmer temperatures beginning across much of the province, Manitoba Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer reminds Manitobans to monitor their animals for signs of heat...


Manitoba Government Expands Support to At-risk Youth in Selkirk

May 14, 2018
SELKIRK—The Manitoba government is increasing its support to the Selkirk Team for At-Risk Teens (START) program, which co-ordinates social service agencies, police and community...


Province Starts Countdown to Manitoba's 150th Anniversary

May 12, 2018
The Manitoba government marked Manitoba Day with the creation of a special committee tasked with planning celebrations to coincide with Manitoba’s 150th anniversary in 2020, Sport, Culture...


Province Announces Recreational Fishing Season Opens

May 11, 2018
Recreational angling opens May 12 in southern Manitoba and May 19 in remaining areas, but regardless of where people fish, the province is calling on anglers to respect the rules around moving...


Province Launches New Employment-focused Program with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg

May 11, 2018
The Manitoba government is working with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Manitoba and Winnipeg, to deliver a new employment-focused program for employment and income assistance...


Government Investing Nearly $16 Million in Specialized Medical Equipment

May 11, 2018
Nearly $16 million in specialized medical equipment will be purchased and installed at health-care facilities in Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie, Health, Seniors and Active Living...


Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Eliminate Labour Restrictions on Publicly Funded Construction Projects

May 10, 2018
The government of Manitoba introduced proposed legislation today that would respect workers’ freedom to organize as they choose on publicly funded construction projects, Infrastructure...


Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act Proclaimed

May 10, 2018
Legislation protecting the sustainability of front-line health-care services by streamlining bargaining units and simplifying labour negotiations within Manitoba’s health system has been...


Province Developing a More Sustainable Operating Model for Financial and Administrative Functions

May 10, 2018
The Manitoba government is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to engage an external expert to assist with centralizing common financial and administrative functions across government...


Premier Announces Ambitious New Fund to Advance Innovation Within Manitoba's Public Service

May 9, 2018
The province has created a new $50-million Transformation Capital Fund to support innovative initiatives within government to build the modern and dynamic public service Manitoba needs for the...


Wind Alert Issued for South Basins of Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg and Victoria Beach Area

May 9, 2018
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the lake wind effect forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow suggests a strong wind effect warning for the south basins of Lake...


Manitoba Municipal Board to Initiate a New Appeal Management Process

May 9, 2018
The Manitoba Municipal Board is launching an innovative new appeal management process to address the long-term challenge of outstanding assessment appeals in Manitoba, announced Municipal...


Temporary Fishing Closure for Dauphin Lake Ending

May 8, 2018
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that temporary conservation measures on Dauphin Lake and its tributaries put in place April 27 will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. May 9, 2018.  The...


Fire Bulletin #2

May 8, 2018
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises a number of additional travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits are cancelled for the western, eastern and central regions of...


Alert Ready Public Awareness Test Including Compatible Wireless Devices Set for Tomorrow

May 8, 2018
An Alert Ready public awareness test message that includes compatible cell phones and smartphones will be broadcast for the first time tomorrow, May 9, at 1:55 p.m. as part of National Emergency...


Province and Travel Manitoba Announce Seven New Star Attractions

May 8, 2018
The Manitoba government along with Travel Manitoba has designated seven new Star Attractions, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, and Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin...


Manitoba to Fund Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinics

May 8, 2018
The Manitoba government will establish five rapid-access, front-line clinics across the province to treat individuals seeking help for substance-related addictions, including patients struggling...


Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for emergency measures, reminds Manitobans to “Be Emergency Ready” as part of Emergency Preparedness Week. Joining the minister (L to R) acting assistant deputy minister of Manitoba EMO Jeremy Angus, Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Client Service Operations West and North, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Minister Schuler and Joe Masi, Executive Director, Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

Be Emergency Ready During Emergency Preparedness Week and All Year

May 7, 2018
The government of Manitoba encourages all Manitobans to prepare and be emergency ready at all times, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for emergency measures, announced...


Province and City of Brandon Partner to Issue Expression of Interest for Development of Affordable Housing

May 4, 2018
The Manitoba government and City of Brandon are looking for unique ideas, concepts or specific proposals to create new affordable housing at 705 Lorne Ave., Families Minister Scott Fielding and...


Early Fire Season Reinforces Importance of Preparation

May 4, 2018
Manitoba communities are reminded that taking steps before the fire season hits can greatly reduce the risk of wildfire damage, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, minister...


Assiniboine Community College Opens Use of Force Simulation Lab Established with Manitoba Government Support

May 4, 2018
BRANDON—The Manitoba government, Assiniboine Community College and the Brandon Police Service (BPS) have partnered to develop a Use of Force Simulation Lab, which officially opened today...


Province Celebrates Music Month in May with Performances by Students from across Manitoba

May 3, 2018
Manitoba Education and Training invites all Manitobans to come and enjoy the musical performances of students from across the province at the Manitoba Legislative Building during the month of...


Province Announces Redevelopment of Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg

May 3, 2018
The Manitoba government is prioritizing the redevelopment and relocation of the pediatric cardiology clinic at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC), Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister...


Province Announces 67 Greenhouses on the Market

May 3, 2018
The Manitoba government will soon post a request for proposal (RFP) as it seeks to bring new life to the Pineland Forest Nursery after the operation in its current form winds down on Dec. 31,...


Manitoba Winds Down Operation of Pineland Forest Nursery

May 3, 2018
As part of an ongoing, extensive value for money review across government, Manitoba Sustainable Development has determined the Pineland Forest Nursery, near Hadashville, is no longer viable as a...


Province Supports Major Renewal Project at the Manitoba Museum

May 3, 2018
The Manitoba government will contribute $1.4 million to the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward capital renewal project, with another $3.6 million available if private donation...


Province Announces Changes to Manitoba Student Aid and Bursary to Streamline Process, Help More Students

May 2, 2018
The provincial government is streamlining the application process for Manitoba Student Aid and Manitoba Bursary to help more low-income and Indigenous students access funding, Education and...


Province Announces Appointments to the Worker's Compensation Board

May 1, 2018
The Manitoba government has appointed two new public interest representatives to the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) of directors to replace members whose terms have expired, and a new...


Manitoba Celebrates Music Month in May

May 1, 2018
The Manitoba government is proclaiming May as Music Month, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today.  The province will highlight student accomplishments through the 2018...