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Province Announces Byelection Set for June 13 in Point Douglas

May 12, 2017
Premier Brian Pallister today announced that a byelection for the provincial constituency of Point Douglas will be held on Tuesday, June 13.  The necessary documents providing for the...


Bill 21 Amended at Committee to Enhance Accountability: Friesen

May 11, 2017
The Manitoba government is amending proposed legislationthat would enhance accountability and protections for taxpayers, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said today, adding the amendments would...


Province Launches 2017 Municipal Bridge and Road Program

May 11, 2017
The Province of Manitoba is now accepting 2017 proposals through a single-window application intake for the Municipal Road and Bridge Program, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister...


Province Issues Update on Aquatic Invasive Species Case in Western Manitoba

May 11, 2017
Manitoba Sustainable Development reports the province’s ongoing aquatic invasive species (AIS) monitoring has found a single suspect zebra mussel in Singush Lake in the southeast portion...


Province Set to Kick off Camping and Fishing Season

May 11, 2017
Manitoba provincial campgrounds are once again ready for visitors and many have significant improvements and upgrades, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. ...


Provincial Housing Improvement Program Accepting Applications from Landlords

May 11, 2017
The Manitoba government reaffirmed its commitment to safe and affordable housing today as Families Minister Scott Fielding announced funds for landlords to make repairs and upgrades. ...


Travel Manitoba Unveils New Commercials Showcasing where `Canada's Heart Beats'

May 11, 2017
Manitoba’s award-winning tourism brand will be showcased to the world with the launch of three new television commercials, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen announced...


Manitoba Government Announces New Application Intake for Child-care Building Fund

May 10, 2017
The Manitoba government took another step to shorten wait times and create more licensed child-care spaces by opening a new application intake for early learning and child care (ELCC)...


Province Announces 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award Winners

May 10, 2017
The recipients of the 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards were announced today by Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.   “It’s very encouraging to see...


Province Appoints New Members to Social Services Appeal Board

May 10, 2017
The Manitoba government named 12 new members to its Social Services Appeal Board, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. The 15-member board reviews appeals from Manitobans who...


Province Appoints Administrator in RM of Ritchot

May 10, 2017
Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations advises that Roger Bouvier, a retired municipal services officer and chief administrative officer, has been appointed as the administrator for the...


Province Advises Emergency Preparedness Week Now Underway

May 10, 2017
The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Emergency Preparedness Week – EP Week – is underway across Canada. This year’s...


Province Receives Stakeholder Consultation Report on Paramedic Self-Regulation

May 10, 2017
Stakeholder consultations on the self-regulation of paramedics are complete and the province has received the report from the consultant, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin...


Province Advises Employer Prosecuted for Workplace Incident

May 9, 2017
Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) is reminding employers to ensure workplaces are safe and that workers are trained to perform their duties safely after a workplace was prosecuted for violations...


Governments Launch Housing First Program in Brandon to Address Homelessness

May 5, 2017
BRANDON—The governments of Canada and Manitoba have a launched a new two-year pilot project to help people who are at risk of becoming homeless find stable and safe housing. The...


Province Issues Request for Proposals to Replace Old Emergency Communications Systems

May 5, 2017
The Manitoba government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to accelerate the process of replacing Manitoba’s emergency communications system, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen...


Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding (second from left) took part in a sod-turning to celebrate the start of construction on a new seniors housing project in Brandon.

New Seniors Housing Project Underway in Brandon

May 5, 2017
Construction is underway on a new 63-unit seniors’ property in Brandon, creating more housing options for seniors who wish to live independently in their community. The project, located at...


Manitoba Government Launches Five-Year Review of The Workplace Safety and Health Act

May 5, 2017
Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen announced today the province is launching a five-year review of The Workplace Safety and Health Act, as required under section 16(3) of the...


Improved Safety and Travel Times Along Winnipeg's Waverley and Taylor Streets Thanks to Government Partnership

May 5, 2017
Modern and efficient community infrastructure like roads and bridges contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, supporting local businesses, and ensuring Canadians...


Province Advises Temporary Fishing Closure for Dauphin Lake Ending

May 4, 2017
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that temporary conservation measures on Lake Dauphin and its tributaries put in place late last month have now been lifted. The temporary...


Province Awards Contract to Develop Mental Health and Addiction Strategy

May 3, 2017
The Manitoba government has awarded a contract to Virgo Planning and Evaluation Incorporated to assist the province in developing a provincial mental health and addictions strategy, Health,...


Manitoba Announces Public Private Partnership Business Case Request for Proposals to Build Four New Schools

May 2, 2017
The province of Manitoba, in collaboration with the Public Schools Finance Board (PSFB), today released a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to develop a Public Private Partnership (P3)...


Province Encourages Manitobans to Take Precautions to Minimize Risks of Tick Exposure

May 1, 2017
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Livingis reminding Manitobans that tick-borne diseases are preventable.  Manitobans can protect themselves by...


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