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March 27, 2015

Province Issues 2015 March Flood Outlook

The risk of flooding this spring is low in most areas of the province as run-off from melting snow has ended or is low, but a major rain or snowstorm could still produce late spring or early...


March 25, 2015

Province Advises Portage Diversion to Operate to Lessen Impact of Ice Jams

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation will operate the Portage Diversion to lessen the impact of potential ice jams on the Assiniboine River downstream of Portage la Prairie.  This is...


March 25, 2015

Province Issues Winter Driving Conditions Reminder

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises: snow removal crews are out plowing and sanding to keep the 19,000 kilometres of provincial roads safe; plows were out in...


March 20, 2015

Manitoba Announces The Pas Byelection Set for April 21

Premier Greg Selinger today announced that a byelection will be held Tuesday, April 21 in the provincial constituency of The Pas. The Pas constituency seat has been vacant since May 16,...


March 20, 2015

Manitoba Government Supports Study to Benefit the Future of Churchill

The Manitoba government and the Town of Churchill will fund a feasibility study to look at new ways to use the Town Centre in Churchill, which is owned by the province, Tourism, Culture,...


March 20, 2015

Manitoba Government, City of Brandon, Local Groups Support Repairs, Upgrades to Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

The Manitoba government, City of Brandon, the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Corporation and the Brandon Area Community Foundation proudly contributed $380,000 to the Western Manitoba...


March 20, 2015

Manitobans Invited to Connect with Farmers During Two Upcoming Agricultural Fairs

This spring, rural and urban Manitoba families are invited to explore the vibrant and innovative world of agriculture first-hand by attending the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, and the...


March 20, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Lake Winnipeg Foundation Signs Lake Friendly Accord

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation signed the Lake Friendly Accord today, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh, and Mayor Rick Gamble, Village of Dunnottar, and Manitoba...


March 20, 2015

Manitoba Government Invests in School Shops, Equipment Upgrades for Northern and Rural Students

The Manitoba government is providing schools with state-of-the-art equipment and shops upgrades for training and skill development in rural and northern communities, Education and Advanced...


March 19, 2015

Province Advises Adjustment Made to Fairford Control Structure to Reduce Outflows

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises the winter operation of the Fairford Control Structure has been completed and outflows from the structure have been reduced. Flows out of...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Expands Red Tape Reduction Initiative to more Non-profit Organizations

The Manitoba government is expanding its program to reduce red tape for non-profit organizations and to provide stable funding for those who aren’t currently involved in the program,...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Advises Amphibex Fleet Breaks More than 29 Kilometres of Ice on North Red River

Manitoba’s ice-jam mitigation program has concluded work in record time on the Red River north of Selkirk for this spring, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn said...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Moves Ahead on Commission to Address More Universally Accessible Early Learning and Child Care

The Manitoba government is taking the next step to launch a commission to redesign the province’s early learning and child-care system and create more universally accessible care for...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Invests in Road, Bridge, Infrastructure Improvements in Northern Manitoba

The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in road and bridge upgrades in the north that will create jobs, boost the economy and improve traffic flow for motorists and commercial...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Invests in Rural and Northern Youth Entrepreneurs

BRANDON—Continued support for young entrepreneurs was announced at Brandon University today by Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief. “Young people are looking to start...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Major Campus Expansion for Skills and Trade Training

Students at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) can look forward to a major campus expansion that will include a new welding shop thanks to a $4-million investment by the...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Program for Domestic Violence Victims Recognized by National Wireless Association

Manitoba’s Cellphone Emergency Limited Link-up (CELL) program was recognized by Canada’s wireless community yesterday for improving the health and safety of Manitobans at risk of...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Government Releases Provincewide Plan for Implementing Recommendations from Brian Sinclair Inquest

A plan that sets out a timetable to implement 63 recommendations from the Brian Sinclair report to prevent future tragedies was released today by Health Minister Sharon Blady. ...


March 19, 2015

Manitoba Celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On March 21, Manitobans will join fellow Canadians and people around the world in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD), Multiculturalism and...


March 18, 2015

Manitobans to Celebrate the Year of Sport

The Manitoba government will help increase opportunities for Manitobans to engage in sport and recreation as part of the Year of Sport, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer...


March 18, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Location of New QuickCare Clinic in Seven Oaks

The Manitoba government has confirmed that a new QuickCare clinic will be built in Seven Oaks, to provide better care for families and develop a sustainable health-care system as part of the...


March 18, 2015

Manitoba Government Investing in Healthy Food Initiative for Northern Communities

The Manitoba government is making an investment that will ensure the success of a local-food social enterprise operating in Garden Hill First Nation, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister...


March 18, 2015

More Pet-friendly Options Mean Manitoba Families Can Bring Their Pets to Cabins or Yurts in Manitoba Provincial Parks

The dog days of summer will soon be upon us, and this summer dogs and cats will be allowed at no extra charge in designated pet-friendly cabins and yurts in Manitoba provincial parks,...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Government Boosts Funding for Municipal Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure

The Manitoba government is increasing the matching funding available to municipalities outside of Winnipeg to $16 million in 2015 to improve roads, bridges and infrastructure, Municipal...


March 17, 2015

Minister of Health Releases Report into Paramedic Self-regulation

Health Minister Sharon Blady has released the Health Professions Advisory Council’s report on the application made by the Paramedic Association of Manitoba for self-regulation under the...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Government Doubles Seniors' School Tax Rebate

The Manitoba government is providing more support to Manitoba seniors by reducing the school taxes seniors pay by doubling the Seniors’ School Tax Rebate, Finance Minister Greg Dewar...


March 17, 2015

New EMS Station Officially Opened in Ile des Chênes

Residents of growing communities just south of Winnipeg will have improved access to quality emergency care following the official opening of a new emergency medical services (EMS) station...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Celebrates 11th Annual Agriculture Awareness Day

Manitoba’s farmers and food processors are using new and sometimes unexpected technologies in their businesses to create opportunities for sustainable growth, which Agriculture, Food...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Government Accepts All Recommendations of Fire Safety Task Force

The Manitoba government is accepting all the recommendations of the Fire Safety Task Force report on ways to improve fire safety in care and treatment facilities, and has already started...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Government Expanding Geothermal Projects on First Nation Communities

The Manitoba government, along with Manitoba Hydro and Aki Energy, today signed memorandum of understandings with the Peguis First Nation and the Fisher River First Nation that will see the...


March 17, 2015

Manitoba Goverment Invests in Advancing Technology Companies

The Manitoba government is helping local technology companies build successful businesses, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today. “Manitobans are leading the way in...


March 13, 2015

Governments Invest in Innovative Project to Support Biosecurity

BLUMENORT—A Manitoba company will receive $825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...


March 13, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces New Agreement in Place with Doctors

Manitobans will have better access to quality care as a result of a newly negotiated four-year agreement between the Manitoba government and the province’s doctors, Health Minister...


March 13, 2015

Governments Invest $2 Million at the Canadian International Grains Institute

Manitoba’s place as a leader in the global grains industry will be strengthened by a $2 million investment in new, specialized equipment at the Canadian International Grains Institute...


March 13, 2015

Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Michael Winsor

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Michael Winsor, 22, of Cambridge, Ont. Winsor was seeking work in Alberta when...


March 13, 2015

NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre Celebrates Official Grand Opening

The NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre expanded its services to the community today by officially opening the doors to the new Norwest Co-op Community Food Centre, the first of its kind in...


March 12, 2015

Manitoba Government Upgrades Gardenton Floodway to Protect Homes, Properties in South Manitoba

The 92-year-old Gardenton Floodway near Vita is being rebuilt and strengthened to help protect homes, property and infrastructure from Roseau River flood waters, Infrastructure and...


March 12, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces Key Initiatives to Prepare Manitobans for Labour Market

The Manitoba government has partnered with two community organizations to help people with barriers to employment obtain skills and qualifications they need to find work, Jobs and the Economy...


March 12, 2015

Prix Ronald-Duhamel - Ronald Duhamel Award Winners for 2015

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, March 12, 2015 – The Prix Ronald-Duhamel – Ronald Duhamel Awardwas presented today to Diane Leclercq and Diane Dorge, respectively the Regional Program...


March 11, 2015

Manitoba Government Announces New Funding to Support Nutrition Programs for Students to Succeed

The Manitoba government is continuing to support nutrition programs in schools with additional funding for the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM), Education and Advanced Learning...


March 6, 2015

Manitoba Government, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Reach Agreement on Government-to-government Relationship

The Government of Manitoba and Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN) have come to an agreement pertaining to development on Crown and treaty land, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson...


March 6, 2015

Daylight Saving Times Resumes March 8

Daylight saving time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of Sunday, March 8, when clocks across the province will be advanced by one hour. Under the Official Time Act, daylight saving...


March 6, 2015

Expanded, Improved Snowmobile Trails Coming to Manitoba

BIRDS HILL PARK—Manitoba families, residents and visitors will soon have access to expanded and improved snowmobile trails, thanks to support from the Government of Canada through the...


March 6, 2015

Three Levels of Government Open New Affordable and Supportive Housing in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG—The Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg today celebrated the official opening of WestEnd Commons, a 26-unit affordable housing community...


March 5, 2015

International Women's Day Promotes Achieving Financial Independence

Manitobans were invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Legislative Building, with the theme for this year’s event being financial independence, Family Services...


March 5, 2015

Manitobans Invited to Share Views at Open House in Emerson on Major Changes to PTH 75 at Canada-U.S. Border Crossing

Manitobans will have a chance to share their views on major changes planned for the PTH 75 approach to the international border crossing at Emerson at an open house meeting, Infrastructure and...


March 5, 2015

Governments Invest in On-Farm Food Safety Projects

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest nearly $1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural...


March 4, 2015

The Manitoba Museum's Exhibition Gallery Gets a Makeover

The Manitoba Museum will expand and modernize Alloway Hall, its main exhibition gallery, with more than $5.3 million in support from the governments of Canada and Manitoba and The Winnipeg...


March 3, 2015

Province Advises Bridge Reopening Today

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation reports the Baie St. Paul bridge on PR 248 will reopen today at approximately 6 p.m. The bridge over the Assiniboine River was closed last...


March 2, 2015

Congratulations on Team Toba's Success at Canada Winter Games

Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux and Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO, Sport Manitoba, today welcomed home Team Manitoba and praised their efforts at...


March 2, 2015

Manitoba Government Advises Regulation Changes Now in Place will Transform Trucking Industry When Wider Tires Hit the Road

Manitoba’s trucking industry can now take advantage of new provincial regulations allowing the use of new generation wide-base single tires that help reduce fuel consumption and improve...


March 2, 2015

Direct Marketing Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of Connecting Farmers with Consumers

After connecting farm-based businesses with ideas, information and other resources for 20 years, the next Direct Farm Marketing Conference will encourage participants to find new marketing...

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