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December 19, 2014

Employers Prosecuted for Workplace Incidents

Manitoba Labour and Immigration is reminding employers to ensure workplaces are safe and employees are provided with the proper procedures to perform their duties.  When a workplace...


December 19, 2014

Manitoba Government Announces Hike in Basic Wage for Workers Providing Services for People Living With Intellectual Disabilities

Workers with agencies providing services for people living with intellectual disabilities will see a hike in minimum wages to $12.50 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2015, and to $13.00 an hour in July...


December 19, 2014

Province Announces Appointment of New Provincial Court Judge

Attorney General James Allum today announced the appointment of Ryan Rolston to the provincial court. “Judge Rolston has a wide range of legal experience and has made numerous...


December 19, 2014

Manitobans Will Soon be Able to Make Their Own Beer and Wine at Local Retailers

Manitobans who enjoy making wine and beer using home-brewing kits will soon be able to make them at local retail stores and take it home when it’s ready, Mineral Resources Minister Dave...


December 18, 2014

Manitoba Government Invests Nearly $12 Million in Water Services Infrastructure in Western Municipalities

PIPESTONE—The Manitoba government is investing nearly $12 million to improve water and waste-water systems in 12 western municipalities by upgrading and replacing local water supply...


December 18, 2014

Provincial Program Helping Employment and Income Assistance Recipient Overcome Barriers to Employment, Find Good Jobs

A total of 200 employment and income assistance recipients are participating in the Manitoba Works! Co-operative Work Experience pilot program, where they are receiving training and other...


December 18, 2014

Manitoba Government Implements Direct Oversight of Private Firms to Protect Children in Emergency Hotel Placements: Minister Irvin-Ross

Following a review of private firms caring for children in hotels, the Manitoba government has assigned highly trained department staff to directly monitor contract workers and has begun taking...


December 16, 2014

Manitoba Government Announces Craft Breweries Strategy

Building on the introduction of growler bars this fall, the Manitoba government is launching a co-ordinated strategy to develop and boost Manitoba's home-grown brewing industry, and create...


December 16, 2014

Manitoba Government Issues 2014 Fall Conditions Report

The Hydrologic Forecast Centre has released a 2014 Fall Conditions Report on soil moisture levels at freeze-up, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today. ...


December 16, 2014

Manitoba Government Announces Expansion for Whiteshell Provincial Park

The Manitoba government is expanding Whiteshell Provincial Park by expanding the park boundaries to include 2,950 hectares of land and water, and increasing the protected area within the park by...


December 15, 2014

Phase Two Construction of Sport for Life Centre Set to Begin

The Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg congratulate Sport Manitoba on the efforts to begin construction of the second phase of the Sport for Life Centre in...


December 15, 2014

Governments Invest in New Equipment to Ensure Ongoing Safety and Quality of Manitoba Milk

Investments in new equipment designed to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of locally-produced milk will ensure Manitobans can continue to have a high level of confidence in the...


December 12, 2014

Manitoba Government Aims to Cut Waste in Half by 2020

Manitobans are being asked for their input on ways to make the province a leader in recycling and waste reduction, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today. ...


December 12, 2014

Waverley West Arterial Roads Project Completed

Winnipeg, MB—Today officials formally opened the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project, a series of road infrastructure improvements that provide vital transportation links in this growing...


December 12, 2014

Manitoba Government Partners with Ka Ni Kanichihk to Provide New Supports for Indigenous Sex Assault Victims

The Manitoba government is partnering with Ka Ni Kanichihk to provide culturally appropriate counselling and supports for Indigenous sex assault victims in Winnipeg, Family Services Minister...


December 12, 2014

Manitoba Government Releases Second Quarter Financial Results

The release of the Manitoba government’s second quarter financial report shows the province continues to return to budgetary balance responsibly while protecting front-line services,...


December 12, 2014

Statement from the Minister of Health

The death of Mr. Brian Sinclair was a preventable tragedy.  The system failed Mr. Sinclair and for that I humbly apologize to his family, friends and loved ones. Today, Judge Preston...


December 10, 2014

30 New Canadians Choose to Call Manitoba Home

Multiculturalism and Literacy Minister Flor Marcelino congratulated 30 new Canadians on starting a new chapter in their lives in Manitoba at a citizenship ceremony held today at the Canadian...


December 10, 2014

Manitoba Government Introduces Three My Health Teams in Winnipeg

As part of the Manitoba government’s larger strategy to ensure accessible, high-quality care for all Manitobans, three communities in Winnipeg will soon be served by networks of...


December 10, 2014

Governments Support Agricultural Research at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba will receive more than $670,000 to purchase specialized equipment for agricultural research, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...


December 10, 2014

Province Advises Provincial Park Passes Now Available

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises that provincial park Explorer passes for the 2015 season are now available in time for the holidays.  In response to public demand,...


December 9, 2014

Province Seeks Information on Poaching of White-tailed Deer

On the evening of Dec. 1, a white-tailed deer was illegally killed near the campground entrance road at Grand Beach Provincial Park and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship would like...


December 9, 2014

Province Advises 112,600 Contraband Cigarettes Seized

Members of the Manitoba Finance Taxation Special Investigations Unit and RCMP officers seized 112,600 contraband cigarettes and 200 grams of fine-cut tobacco over a 10-day period in...


December 8, 2014

Governments Invest in Bringing Made-in-Manitoba Foods to Market

Seven Manitoba food-processing companies will receive $369,500 to purchase new equipment to better meet consumer demands, improve efficiencies and create opportunities for economic growth...


December 5, 2014

Manitobans Invited to Share Views at Second Series of Open Houses on Assiniboine River, Lake Manitoba Basins Flood Mitigation Study

Manitobans will have a second chance to share their views at a series of open house meetings on enhanced flood mitigation for the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba basins, Infrastructure and...


December 5, 2014

New Project Provides Real-world Information to Farm Operations Switching to Loose Sow Housing

Hog producers will benefit from research on switching from gestation stalls to loose sow housing as a result of a pilot project underway at a Maple Leaf Foods barn near Steinbach, Federal...


December 4, 2014

Manitoba Concludes Successful 2014 Year of Music

Manitoba’s 2014 Year of Music is winding down after a successful year of concerts, awards and festivals that showcased the diversity of music this province has to offer, Tourism,...


December 4, 2014

Manitoba Government Introduces New Legislation that would Support Development of CentrePort

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would create a new special planning area for CentrePort Canada to speed up development approvals, help attract new private investment...


December 4, 2014

Manitoba Government to Introduce New Rules to Help Families Get Fair, Upfront Deal on Home Improvement Projects

The Manitoba government will introduce a new initiative to improve consumer protection for families undertaking home improvement projects, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer...


December 4, 2014

Winnipeg's Third Pop Up Shop Gives More Options for Holiday Shopping Downtown

Winnipeggers and visitors to the city can now shop at the newest pop up shop located downtown offering a wide selection of made-in-Manitoba products such as art, vintage clothing, jewelry...


December 3, 2014

Manitoba Government Introduces Proposed New Legislation Aimed at Stopping Spread of Zebra Mussels

Manitoba has introduced proposed new legislation that would support efforts to control the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) such as zebra mussels, Conservation and Water Stewardship...


December 3, 2014

Annual Legislative Building Open House to be Held Saturday, Dec. 6

On behalf of the members of the legislative assembly, Premier Greg Selinger is inviting Manitobans and all visitors to the province to the annual open house at the Legislative Building on...


December 2, 2014

Manitoba Government Takes Steps to Reduce Cancer, Bans Use of Tanning Beds by Minors

The Manitoba government is bringing forward new measures that would protect children from developing skin cancer by introducing proposed legislation that would ban the use of commercial...


December 2, 2014

Manitoba Government, City of Winnipeg Promote Downtown Living with More Rental Units

The Live Downtown Rental Development Grant Program officially launched today will promote the development of more multi-family and mixed-income rental housing units, adding to the vibrancy of...


December 1, 2014

Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation that would Ensure Accounting Profession Continues to Meet National Standards

Proposed legislation has been tabled that would establish the new chartered professional accounting (CPA) designation in Manitoba and a new regulatory body that would cover all accountants,...


December 1, 2014

Manitoba Government Announces Renovation, Expansion of Shops Classes at R. B. Russell School

The Manitoba government is investing in major renovations at R. B. Russell Vocational High School to expand and revitalize several key skills training programs, allowing them to move toward...

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