Province Continues to Seek Input on Climate Issues from Youth

October 20, 2020
The province has opened another selection process for membership to the Youth Advisory Council on climate, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today.   ...


Province Announces New Bridge on PTH 9 in West St. Paul

October 20, 2020
The Manitoba government has completed the construction of a new bridge over the Grassmere Drain on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 9 through the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #227

October 20, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.3 per cent and 110 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed due to duplication. This brings...


Manitoba Leads Canadian Delegation at Tri-National Agricultural Accord

October 20, 2020
Agricultural trade goes virtual this week, as Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen leads the Canadian delegation at the 29th Annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #226

October 19, 2020
With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province has introduced targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System...


Province Helping Protect Manitobans by Enhancing Access to COVID-19 Testing, Test Results

October 19, 2020
The Manitoba government is introducing new, more convenient ways for people to access COVID-19 testing in Winnipeg and positive test results online, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister...


COVID-19 Bulletin #225

October 19, 2020
Public health officials advise the 41st and 42nd deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 80s and a male in his 70s, both from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the...


Province Partners with Doctors Manitoba to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity

October 19, 2020
The Manitoba government and Doctors Manitoba are working together to enable COVID-19 testing at community medical clinics by physicians, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron...


Manitoba Government Permanently Amends Regulations to Allow Electronic Business Submissions

October 19, 2020
Manitoba Finance is permanently implementing measures introduced as part of the COVID-19 response to reduce red tape and allow more work to be handled electronically.   Changes to...


COVID-19 Bulletin #224

October 18, 2020
Public health officials advise the 39th and 40th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s and a female in her 70s, both from the Winnipeg health region. These cases were...


COVID-19 Bulletin #223

October 17, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.9 per cent and 85 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,258....


Governments Invest in New Affordable Housing Project for Seniors in Gimli

October 16, 2020
Watch news conference Construction is nearly complete on a new, $12.9-million affordable housing project in Gimli for seniors who want to live independently in their community while...


COVID-19 Bulletin #222

October 16, 2020
Watch news conference With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (Orange) level of the...


Province Invests in Lake Winnipeg Monitoring and Data Collection

October 16, 2020
Watch news conference GIMLI—The Manitoba government has committed $375,000 to the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium to upgrade research equipment and $175,000 to Fish Futures...


Province Opens New Testing Site in Brandon, Partners with Red Cross to Conduct Contact Tracing

October 16, 2020
A new drive-up site for COVID-19 testing will open tomorrow at the Keystone Centre, 1175-18th St. in Brandon, and additional contact tracing capacity is being activated, Health, Seniors and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #221

October 16, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent and 75 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,173....


Manitoba Government Invests $16.6 Million in Provincial Park Upgrades

October 16, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing approximately $16.6 million in a variety of projects that will improve visitors’ experiences and protect the environment at provincial parks, while...


New Agricultural Crown Land Credit Supports Beef Producers Affected by Dry Conditions

October 16, 2020
The province is helping position the Manitoba beef industry for success through a number of new and ongoing measures, including a one-time rent credit for agricultural Crown land leaseholders...


Manitoba Extends Fall Commercial Fishing Season

October 16, 2020
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises the fall commercial fishing season will be extended on Lake Winnipeg by seven days, until Nov. 6 at 11:59 p.m.    The...


COVID-19 Bulletin #220

October 15, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the 38th death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 40s from the Winkler district in the Southern...


Province Launches New Flu Vaccination Campaign, Encourages Manitobans to `Add A Layer This Fall' to Prepare for Challenging Flu Season

October 15, 2020
Watch news conference As the province prepares for a flu season made more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba government is launching a new flu vaccination campaign...


Manitoba Conservation and Climate Enforcement Update

October 14, 2020
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that ongoing enforcement by conservation officers under the new Wildlife Amendment Act continues to address illegal hunting at night and in moose...


Province Moving Ahead with Ambitious Legislative Agenda

October 14, 2020
The Manitoba government is introducing a number of bills as part of its ambitious legislative agenda, government house leader Kelvin Goertzen announced today.    ...


Governments of Canada and Manitoba Invest in Manitoba's Beekeeping Industry

October 14, 2020
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $210,000 to monitor and improve the health of the province’s bee colonies, with the goal of supporting the long-term...


Red River College Joins Fight Against COVID-19

October 14, 2020
Red River College, in partnership with the Province of Manitoba, is proud to announce the creation of a new micro-credential that will provide essential training to help increase the COVID-19...


COVID-19 Bulletin #219

October 14, 2020
Public health officials advise the 36th and 37th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s and female in her 70s both from Winnipeg. These were previously announced...


Province Announces More Than $5 Million for Projects Under Quarry Rehabilitation on Private Land Program

October 14, 2020
The Manitoba government has approved 55 projects valued at more than $5 million under the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private Land Program, Agriculture and Resource Minister Blaine Pedersen...


Manitoba Conservation and Climate Enforcement Update

October 14, 2020
On Saturday, Oct. 10, Manitoba’s new Wildlife Amendment Act (Safe Hunting and Shared Management) took effect with a goal of protecting the moose population and ensuring a safe hunting...


COVID-19 Bulletin #218

October 13, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the 35th death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s from the rural east district in Southern Health. This was a...


Manitoba Government Removes PST from Personal Income Tax Return Preparation

October 13, 2020
Manitobans no longer have to pay the provincial sales tax when they get their personal income tax returns prepared, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today.   “We are...


COVID-19 Bulletin #217

October 12, 2020
Public health officials advise the 33rd and 34th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported. One is a previously announced case, a female in her 100s from Winnipeg linked to the Parkview Place...


COVID-19 Bulletin #216

October 11, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.1 per cent and 54 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to...


Manitoba Government Recognizes International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2020
The Manitoba government is recognizing the International Day of the Girl and investing in the cyber security of young women, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible...


COVID-19 Bulletin #215

October 10, 2020
Public health officials advise the 31st and 32nd deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 90s and a female in her 80s, both from Winnipeg. These cases were previously...


Province Advises Employer Prosecuted for Workplace Incident

October 10, 2020
Manitoba Finance’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) reminds employers to ensure workplaces are safe and safeguards are in place for machines after an employer was prosecuted for...


Manitoba Offers Grants to Support Ethnocultural Organizations and Special Projects

October 10, 2020
The Manitoba government is once again issuing a call for applications from ethnocultural organizations for funding that will support their core goals as well as special projects, Sport, Culture...


State of Emergency Extension Supports COVID-19 Pandemic Work

October 9, 2020
The Manitoba government will extend the provincewide state of emergency under the Emergency Measures Act to continue to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #214

October 9, 2020
Public health officials advise the 28th, 29th and 30th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 80s and a female in her 70s, both from Winnipeg and linked to the outbreak at...


Provincial Labour Market Gains 15,100 Jobs in September

October 9, 2020
The latest economic indicators from Statistics Canada show a strong September in which Manitoba’s employment gained 15,100 jobs compared to August, Finance Minister Scott Fielding...


Province Presents 2020-21 Budget Implementation Bill

October 9, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation required to implement the tax cuts announced in Budget 2020 and bring relief to Manitoba households and businesses, Finance Minister Scott...


New Legislation Establishes Safer Hunting, Sustainable Wildlife Management

October 9, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is enacting into law the Wildlife Amendment Act (Safe Hunting and Shared Management), which will protect Manitoba’s moose...


Province Seeks Spending Authority for Half-a-Billion Dollars on COVID-19 Response

October 9, 2020
The provincial government is seeking authority from the Manitoba legislature to spend an additional half-a-billion dollars on its COVID-19 response to protect Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister...


Manitoba Families Extends Supports as Part of Pandemic Response

October 9, 2020
The Manitoba government is providing clarity on how it will treat new federal income supports for provincial Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) clients, and is extending other important...


Province Invests $7 Million for Creation, Maintenance and Enhancement of Manitoba Trails

October 9, 2020
In partnership with Trails Manitoba, the Manitoba government is investing $7 million to support the creation, maintenance and enhancement of active transportation trails across the province and...


Province Welcomes Report on Oversight of Post-Secondary Institutions

October 8, 2020
The Manitoba government, along with Manitoba’s publicly funded post-secondary institutions, are welcoming a report by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) that will help guide efforts...


COVID-19 Bulletin #213

October 8, 2020
Watch news conference The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent and 67 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. One previously announced...


Manitoba Conservation and Climate Enforcement Update

October 8, 2020
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that during an early-morning patrol in the Interlake region on Sept. 18, conservation officers intercepted a vehicle after seeing a spotlight shine...


Province Announces Conservation Trust, GROW Trust and Wetlands GROW Trust Now Accepting Proposals

October 8, 2020
The Manitoba government is making up to $8.6 million available for Manitoba-based groups to support conservation projects through the Conservation Trust, GROW Trust, and Wetlands GROW Trusts,...


Standing Hearing for Inquest into Deaths of Patrick Gagnon, Michael Bagot and Sean Thompson

October 8, 2020
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquests into the deaths of: • Patrick Gagnon, of Winnipeg – date of birth Jan. 17, 1977;...


Province Presents `Protecting Manitobans Agenda' in Speech from the Throne

October 7, 2020
As outlined in today’s speech from the throne, the Manitoba government unveiled its ‘Protecting Manitobans Agenda’, with five guaranteed commitments to protect Manitobans,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #212

October 7, 2020
Public health officials advise the 25th, 26th and 27th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 90s from Winnipeg linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place, a male in his 70s...


Manitoba Drives COVID Alert App Adoption Among Public Service

October 7, 2020
Following the Sept. 30 launch of the Health Canada COVID Alert app to Manitoba residents, the Manitoba government is taking additional steps to increase widespread use of this vital tool in the...


Province Set to Strengthen Conflict of Interest Legislation

October 6, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will reintroduce legislation that would expand the role and authority of the province’s ethics commissioner to provide...


COVID-19 Bulletin #211

October 6, 2020
Public health officials advise the 24th death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a female in her 70s from the Whitemud district in Prairie Mountain Health region. This was a previously announced...


Province Provides Update on Dams at Rapid City and Rivers

October 6, 2020
RIVERS—The Manitoba government is looking to engage with municipalities in southwest Manitoba on the rehabilitation of two dams, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced here today as...


New CT Scanner Now Operational in Brandon

October 6, 2020
BRANDON—A new computerized tomography (CT) scanner has been installed and is now operational at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, bolstering diagnostic services for patients by providing...


Two Community Partnerships Chosen to Lead New Program to Support and Keep Families Together

October 6, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing more than $1 million in a new program designed to help keep families together by matching them with community-based support workers who can help them feel...


Third Session of the 42nd Manitoba Legislature to Open Tomorrow with Speech from the Throne

October 6, 2020
The third session of the 42nd Manitoba legislature is expected to open at approximately 1:35 p.m. tomorrow, with the reading of the speech from the throne by Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon. ...


Amazon Announces First Operations Building in Manitoba

October 5, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is proud to welcome Amazon Logistics to the province, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #210

October 5, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.4 per cent and 51 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30...


Province Announces Opening of New Addictions Therapy Program at Women's Correctional Centre

October 5, 2020
A new trauma and addictions therapy unit at the Women’s Correctional Centre (WCC) will provide a positive support system and proven approach to addictions treatment for people with...


Province Launches $5-Million Fund for Fire Protection Grants as Part of Fire Prevention Week

October 5, 2020
The Manitoba government has created a one-time, $5-million fund to provide fire protection grants to support fire protection and emergency response across the province, Municipal Relations...


Province Announces Appointment of Two New Provincial Court Judges

October 5, 2020
The Manitoba government has appointed Cindy Lee Sholdice and Samuel Raposo as provincial court judges to serve in Winnipeg, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.  ...


Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards Call for Nominations

October 5, 2020
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020-21 Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards to recognize achievements in education, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #209

October 4, 2020
Public health officials advise the 23rd death related to COVID-19 has been reported in a previously announced case from the Winnipeg health region, a male in his 50s.   The current...


Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on MMWIG Honouring and Awareness Day

October 4, 2020
Today Manitoba honours the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people who have been taken from us far too soon. I want to offer my sincere respect to the families who...


COVID-19 Bulletin #208

October 3, 2020
Public health officials advise the 22nd death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the Winnipeg health region. The individual was a female in her 80s and a previously announced case...


Province Advises Outflow from Shellmouth Reservoir Increasing

October 2, 2020
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports the outflow from Shellmouth Reservoir will be increasing this afternoon to 350 cubic feet per second (cfs) from 120 cfs as part...


Province Seeks Service Provider to Deliver Residential Program for Men Affected by Domestic Violence

October 2, 2020
The Manitoba government is issuing a request for expression of interest (REOI) for a service provider to deliver a residential program for men affected by domestic violence, Sport, Culture and...


Governments Invest $2 Million to Support Home Ownership in Manitoba

October 2, 2020
The Canada and Manitoba governments will partner with a number of local organizations to create home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income Manitobans, federal Minister of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #207

October 2, 2020
Public health officials advise the 21st death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the Winnipeg health region. The individual was a male in his 70s and a previously announced case connected...


Manitoba Calls on Federal Government to Remove Block on Rapid Test for COVID-19

October 2, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is calling on the Government of Canada to reverse its ban on the direct sale to provinces of a new rapid test for COVID-19, Central...


Manitoba Announces Heritage Grant Program Funding

October 2, 2020
The province has approved more than $130,000 that will be shared by groups, institutions and communities under the Heritage Grant Program, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox...


Province Provides Update on Police Service Act Review

October 1, 2020
The Manitoba government has received an update on some initial findings of the review of The Police Services Act (PSA) to support continued transparency and accountability in policing, Justice...


COVID-19 Bulletin #206

October 1, 2020
Watch news conference The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.1 per cent and 36 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number...


COVID Alert App Launched in Manitoba

October 1, 2020
The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and will provide digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone, Health, Seniors and Active...


Fall Legislative Session to Begin with Speech from the Throne

October 1, 2020
The Manitoba government will unveil its new legislative agenda focused on protecting Manitobans and safely restarting the economy through the global COVID-19 pandemic in a speech from the throne...


Province to Invest in New Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Resources

October 1, 2020
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE—As part of its continued commitment to improving addictions services, the Manitoba government will open a sixth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic while...


Manitoba Introduced Legislation to Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

October 1, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would enable the province to join a class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced...