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July 12, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #18

The Manitoba government advises an updated forecast for the second crest on the Assiniboine River at the Portage Diversion calls for the second crest to be similar to the first....


July 11, 2014

Beach Conditions to July 10

Water testing this week has shown that levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality guidelines at most beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water...


July 11, 2014

Manitoba's Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund Provides New Resources for Police Services in Southern Manitoba

WINKLER—Manitoba’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund will provide new resources and equipment to five police services in southern Manitoba, enhancing their ability to conduct...


July 11, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #17

The Manitoba government advises a preliminary estimate of repair costs for roads and bridges in western Manitoba is in excess of $200 million.  This does not include agricultural...


July 11, 2014

Manitoba Government Thanks Families, Military, Volunteers, Municipalities, Staff for Assistance During Flood Fight

Premier Greg Selinger today thanked Manitoba families, municipalities, provincial staff, numerous volunteers and the Canadian Armed Forces for joining the fight to protect people and property...


July 11, 2014

Province Announces New Medications will be Added to Manitoba's Pharmacare Program

Next week, 98 new medications will be added to the pharmacare program in Manitoba including a widely used cancer drug that treats advanced renal cancer, pancreatic tumors and advanced breast...


July 10, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #16

Updated Forecast for Second Crest Flows on the Assiniboine River west of Brandon have been increasing as water moves through the system.  The revised forecast for a second...


July 10, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #15

Portage Diversion Flows on the first crest on the Assiniboine River at the Portage Reservoir crested at midnight last night at 52,100 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Flows on...


July 9, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #14

Flood Forecasts Flows on the Assiniboine River are increasing as water moves through the system. From the Shellmouth Dam to St-Lazare, these flows will be the peak flow on...


July 9, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #13

The Manitoba government advises a provincial state of emergency remains in place along the lower Assiniboine River from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg to allow for preparations for high...


July 8, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #12

A provincial state of emergency declared by the Manitoba government remains in place along the lower Assiniboine River from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg to allow for preparations for high...


July 7, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #11

The Manitoba government advises a provincial state of emergency remains in place along the lower Assiniboine River from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg to allow for preparations for high...


July 7, 2014

Province Announces One-stop Online College, University Course Site Launched

Post-secondary students can now access hundreds of online courses in a single location with the help of a new website called eCampus Manitoba, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James...


July 7, 2014

Province Announces New Security Guard Sector Plan Aimed at Protecting Public Safety

A new Security Guard Sector Plan unveiled today will help enhance public safety in Manitoba by improving standards within the security guard industry, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna...


July 6, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #10

Lower Assiniboine River Work continues on schedule on three fronts to prepare for and manage high flows on the lower Assiniboine River between the Portage Diversion and...


July 5, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #9

The Manitoba government advises significant flows are expected along the Assiniboine River starting today.  Lower Assiniboine River Work is underway on three fronts to...


July 4, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #8

The Manitoba government advises updated Assiniboine River forecasts have identified significantly higher flows expected along the Assiniboine River starting tomorrow.  Situation...


July 4, 2014

Manitobans Reminded to Practise Heat, Sun Safety this Summer

Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors is reminding Manitobans to prepare for exposure to heat and ultraviolet rays from the sun.  Hot temperatures are forecast for this weekend and...


July 4, 2014

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The Manitoba government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to take effect at noon today; requesting Canadian Forces support; and establishing a unified command centre near Portage la...


July 4, 2014

Province Announces Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to Provide New Resources to RCMP

Manitoba’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund will provide the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with new tools to improve public safety, support the work of officers during...


July 3, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #7

The Manitoba government advises water levels on many rivers, creeks and streams in the Parkland, Interlake and southwest areas of the province continue to rise due to record rainfall across much...


July 3, 2014

Province Announces Youth Cadets to Receive Support from Criminal Property Forfeiture Grant Program

THOMPSON—Cadet programs in three northern First Nation communities will receive funding to support their ongoing role in community outreach, healthy living and crime prevention, Justice...


July 3, 2014

Province Congratulates Assiniboine Park Conservancy on Opening of World-class Exhibit

Premier Greg Selinger today extended congratulations to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy on the opening of the Journey to Churchill exhibit, a world-class centre showcasing Manitobans’...


July 3, 2014

Manitoba Government Preserves Province's Affordability Advantage

An independent audit released today confirms that Manitoba remains the most affordable place in Canada for basic household utilities and auto insurance, with Manitoba families saving over $2,100...


July 2, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #6

The Manitoba government advises water levels on many rivers, creeks and streams in the Parkland, Interlake and southwest areas of the province continue to rise due to record weekend rainfall...


July 2, 2014

Province Releases Public Utilities Board Report on Manitoba Hydro's Preferred Development Plan

The Manitoba Government today released the Public Utilities Board Panel report on the Needs For and Alternatives To (NFAT) review of Manitoba Hydro’s Preferred Development Plan, which...


July 2, 2014

Province Issues Licence for Keeyask Generating Project While Protecting Lake Sturgeon, Environment

Manitoba accepts the recommendations of the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) to issue a licence for the Keeyask generating project proposed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership...


July 1, 2014

Summer Flood Bulletin #5

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises that weekend rainfall across much of southern Manitoba has resulted in flooding and record flow levels on 13 southern Manitoba rivers...

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