Province Highlights Plans to Protect Vulnerable Manitobans with Comprehensive Vaccine Prioritization List

January 27, 2021
The province has released a four-stage immunization plan that builds on medical expertise and Manitoba’s current approach to the vaccine campaign, with the goal of protecting Manitobans at...


COVID-19 Bulletin #327

January 27, 2021
Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #30

January 27, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 33,361 doses of vaccine have been administered including 28,274 first doses and 5,087 second doses. Appointments and Eligibility Criteria Eligible...


Province Seeks Additional Input on Income Support Program for Individuals with Disabilities

January 27, 2021
The Manitoba government has launched an online survey as part of a second phase of consultations that will help guide eligibility criteria and design for a new income support program for people...


Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Enforcement Update

January 26, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement against illegal night hunting and illegal hunting in moose conservation closure areas....


Province Announces $600,000 for Projects to Protect Environment, Deliver Green Economic Opportunities

January 26, 2021
The Manitoba government will provide $600,000 in new grants through the Conservation and Climate Fund to eight organizations for green initiatives throughout the province, Conservation and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #326

January 26, 2021
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Health, linked to the...


Province Announces Proposed Changes to Public Health Orders

January 26, 2021
The Manitoba government is amending public health orders to put formal restrictions on interprovincial travel to protect Manitobans from COVID-19 and to help prevent importation of possible...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

January 26, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 205 warnings and 46 tickets were issued for the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #325

January 25, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 70s...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #29

January 25, 2021
Vaccine Administration A total of 29,751 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba including 26,349 first doses and 3,402 second doses. Beginning this week, every dose of...


Province Announces Front-Line Workers Benefiting from Additional $19 Million through Caregiver Wage Support Program

January 25, 2021
The Manitoba government has processed more than 20,000 new claims worth $19 million as part of the second intake of the Caregiver Wage Support Program, Families Minister Rochelle Squires...


Province Invests $100,000 Toward River Trails Through Safe at Home Manitoba Grant

January 25, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing up to $100,000 to The Forks to help create, maintain and expand The Winnipeg Foundation Centennial River Trail, providing Manitobans with the opportunity to...


COVID-19 Bulletin #324

January 24, 2021
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked...


COVID-19 Bulletin #323

January 23, 2021
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;...


COVID-19 Bulletin #322

January 22, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 80s from...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #28

January 22, 2021
This morning, the federal government advised Manitoba to expect a third supply reduction of the Pfizer vaccine. In the week of Feb. 1, Manitoba will receive two trays of vaccine (2,340 doses)...


Manitoba Government Announces Virtual Engagement for Budget 2021

January 22, 2021
The provincial government is inviting Manitobans to participate in virtual and telephone engagement sessions and an online survey to help shape Budget 2021, Finance Minister Scott Fielding...


Province Continues Construction on Manitoba's Winter Roads

January 22, 2021
Northern communities will soon have access to Manitoba’s winter road system, allowing for the delivery of essential goods, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today....


Manitoba Government Invests Additional $50 Million in Kindergarten to Grade 12 School Capital

January 21, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing an additional $50 million in school capital funding above the Budget 2020 commitment of $160 million for total funding of $210 million in kindergarten to...


Province Makes Modest Changes to Provincial Public Health Orders Protecting Manitobans Effective Jan. 23

January 21, 2021
Limited changes to the public health orders will take effect on Jan. 23 and last for three weeks, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health...


COVID-19 Bulletin #321

January 21, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 60s from...


Province Announces Review of Recycling and Waste Management

January 21, 2021
The province has launched a comprehensive review of waste management and recycling in Manitoba, including a public survey that has been posted on EngageMB.ca, Conservation and Climate Minister...


Province Adds 89 Medications to Manitoba Pharmacare Program

January 21, 2021
The Manitoba government has added 89 drugs to the provincial formulary, including 81 generic medications, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.  ...


Health System Transformation Prioritizes Support for Mental Health and Addictions

January 20, 2021
The next step in Manitoba’s health system transformation will see key information management and public health roles consolidated within Manitoba Health and Seniors Care, while an...


COVID-19 Bulletin #320

January 20, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise six additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 50s from...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #27

January 20, 2021
A new online dashboard is being launched today at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine to provide timely information to Manitobans about the immunization campaign. It is updated daily and includes:...


Statement from Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, on Operation of City of Winnipeg Fitness Facilities

January 20, 2021
Although public health orders cannot technically apply to the operations of other levels of government, we expect them to follow the spirit and the intent of those orders. With respect to...


Statements on Further Reductions in COVID-19 Vaccine to be Delivered to Manitoba

January 19, 2021
For the second time in days, Manitoba has been told to expect another reduction in the amount of Pfizer vaccine coming to our province from the federal government and the manufacturer. What we...


COVID-19 Bulletin #319

January 19, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 50s from...


Province Considers Modest Changes to Household Gatherings, Retail and Personal and Health Services Restrictions

January 19, 2021
Following the advice of public health officials and input from tens of thousands of Manitobans, the Manitoba government is considering modest changes to the public health orders that balance the...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

January 19, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 183 warnings and 77 tickets were issued for the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #26

January 18, 2021
Manitoba’s Focused Immunization Teams (FITs) continue to immunize residents at personal care homes (PCHs) across the province. First doses of the vaccine will now be given to all eligible...


COVID-19 Bulletin #318

January 18, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 80s from...


COVID-19 Bulletin #317

January 17, 2021
Public health officials advise eight additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: •    a male in his 70s from the Northern health region;...


COVID-19 Bulletin #316

January 16, 2021
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: ·    a male in his 70s from Southern Health-Santé...


Province Provides Update on Vaccine Supply and Plans

January 15, 2021
No vaccine appointments have been cancelled in Manitoba following news that upcoming Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine delivery schedules will be delayed across Canada, Health and Seniors Care Minister...


Applications Now Available for 2021 Urban and Hometown Green Team Grants

January 15, 2021
Urban and Hometown Green Team grant applications are now available for organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 for summer jobs in Manitoba, Municipal Relations Minister...


Province Announces Next Intake for Building Sustainable Communities Grant

January 15, 2021
The Building Sustainable Communities Program grant application intake will open on Monday, Jan. 18, to support community development projects, Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson...


Province Seeks Input from Manitobans on Safely Reopening Services and Activities

January 15, 2021
The Manitoba government is seeking feedback from Manitobans on its plan to move forward to safely restore services and activities, while balancing the needs of the health care system, Premier...


COVID-19 Bulletin #315

January 15, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: ·    a male in...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #25

January 15, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 13,539 doses of vaccine have been administered, including 11,401 first doses and 2,138 second doses. At this time, focused immunization teams are...


Province Investing More than $4 Million in Manitoba Housing Properties to Improve Tenant and Community Safety

January 15, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing more than $4 million in security upgrades at Manitoba Housing properties, the largest single annual investment in the organization’s history, Families...


Province Calls for Proposals from Community-based Agencies to Provide Enhanced Supports and Services to Victims of Crime

January 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing $5.6 million to support proposals from community organizations to deliver programs that address the diverse needs of victims, Justice Minister Cameron...


COVID-19 Bulletin #314

January 14, 2021
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: ·    a male in his 60 from the Winnipeg health region;...


Province Announces Appointment of Senior Master of the Court of Queen's Bench

January 14, 2021
Manitoba Justice advises that Master Karen Clearwater has been appointed as Senior Master of the Court of Queen’s Bench. Clearwater has been a master in Manitoba since 2016, presiding...


Fast Pass Testing Centre Pilot Program for Teachers and School Staff to Begin Jan 18.

January 14, 2021
The Manitoba government will pilot a new COVID-19 testing centre, called Fast Pass, to offer appointment-based rapid tests for staff working directly with students, Health and Seniors Care...


Statement from Premier Pallister on Manitoba's Second COVID-19 Immunization Super-site

January 13, 2021
BRANDON—Today, Heather Stefanson, Minister of Health and Seniors Care, and I had the opportunity to tour the province’s second super-site which has been set up to begin administering...


COVID-19 Bulletin #313

January 13, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: •    a male in...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #24

January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021     COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #24   The eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccination have been expanded to include:   •  ...


Province Extends Application Deadline for $750,000 Heritage Resources Conservation Grant Applications

January 13, 2021
The Manitoba government has extended the deadline to January 30 for applications to the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant, a program that supports local, community-based projects for the...


New Program Supports Youth, Young Adults Injured by Violence

January 13, 2021
A $2.3-million program that provides wraparound care to youths and young adults injured by violence provided help for nearly 200 people in its first five months, decreasing their risk of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #312

January 12, 2021
Public health officials advise eight additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: ·    a female in her 80s from the Interlake-Eastern...


Province Increases Protection for Small Businesses through Manitoba Bridge Grant

January 12, 2021
The Manitoba government is extending the Manitoba Bridge Grant application deadline until Jan. 31 and expanding eligibility to offer financial support and protection for more small businesses...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

January 12, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 249 warnings and 48 tickets were issued for the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #23

January 11, 2021
A total of 10,353 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba to date.     Vaccinations began today in personal care homes across the province through Focused...


Agricultural Crown Land Auctions to be Held Online

January 11, 2021
The Manitoba government announced a new, modern online approach to agricultural Crown land lease auctions beginning in February, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen...


Caregiver Wage Support Program Opens Second Intake Today

January 11, 2021
The Manitoba government advises the second intake for the $35-million Caregiver Wage Support Program opens today, with applications accepted until Jan. 18. This wage top-up program is designed...


COVID-19 Bulletin #311

January 11, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: •    a male in...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #22

January 10, 2021
On Saturday, a total of 851 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. No second doses were administered yesterday. A total of 9,498 doses have been administered to date. The...


COVID-19 Bulletin #310

January 10, 2021
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #21

January 9, 2021
On Friday, a total of 876 people received their first dose and 301 people received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 8,674 doses have been administered to date. The...


COVID-19 Bulletin #309

January 9, 2021
Public health officials advise seven additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #20

January 8, 2021
A total of 8,000 first-dose appointments have been booked by eligible Manitobans at the first super site at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg since it opened. First-dose appointments are...


Province Develops Solutions to COVID-Related Workforce Challenges in Education

January 8, 2021
The Manitoba government is taking action to bolster substitute teachers and educational assistants to sustain classroom education and supports through the 2020-21 school year, Education Minister...


Province Adding Surgical Capacity to Begin Addressing Surgery Backlog

January 8, 2021
Hospitals across the province will carefully begin increasing surgical capacity next week, providing additional access for patients whose procedures have been postponed due to the COVID-19...


COVID-19 Bulletin #308

January 8, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise nine additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 70s from...


Provincial Public Health Orders Extended for Two Weeks with Minor Adjustments

January 8, 2021
The Manitoba government has extended public health orders from Jan. 8 until Jan. 22, to continue to protect Manitobans and reduce case numbers, test positivity rates and hospitalizations,...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #19

January 7, 2021
A total of 7,400 first-dose appointments have been booked by eligible Manitobans at the first super site at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg since it opened. First-dose appointments are...


COVID-19 Bulletin #307

January 7, 2021
Public health officials advise 12 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 30s from Northern health region; • a male...


Manitoba Government Provides Update on Support Payments for Businesses

January 7, 2021
The Manitoba government has provided more than $180 million through programs created to protect businesses from the impacts of COVID-19 and support the economy, Finance Minister Scott Fielding...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Immunization Plans for First Nations

January 7, 2021
Beginning today, Manitoba will be shipping 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the launch of a co-ordinated and focused immunization campaign in all 63 First Nation communities in our...


Governments of Canada and Manitoba Provide Support to Small Businesses

January 7, 2021
The governments of Canada and Manitoba will be providing support to agri-processors and industry service providers to expand their market presence, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #18

January 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an overview of its plans for using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and a forecast of inventory levels in the weeks and months ahead. A more accurate picture can...


Province to Provide New Service Delivery Options for Rural Clients

January 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching a new rural service delivery model to modernize services provided to clients whose needs and expectations have changed, Agriculture and Resource Development...


COVID-19 Bulletin #306

January 6, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:  • a female in her 40s from...


New Agreement Makes Access to Enhanced PPE Easier for Health-Care Workers

January 6, 2021
Specialized personal protective equipment (PPE) is becoming easier for health-care workers to access when delivering care in settings that pose an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 thanks...


Focused Immunization Teams to Protect Manitoba's Most Vulnerable Citizens

January 6, 2021
To protect vulnerable Manitobans who are at greatest risk from COVID-19, Manitoba will launch a 28-day campaign to immunize all eligible personal care home (PCH) residents in 135 sites across...


Province Announces Online Engagement for Feedback on Manitoba's Agri-Food Industry

January 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to help identify opportunities within the agri-food system, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Agriculture and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #305

January 5, 2021
Public health officials advise seven additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #17

January 5, 2021
The RBC Convention Centre super site opened in Winnipeg yesterday and immunized 850 people. Since the vaccine arrived in Manitoba in December, a total of 4,292 people have been immunized against...


Protecting Vulnerable Manitobans and Creating Job Opportunities Focus of New Cabinet and Departments

January 5, 2021
The Manitoba government is creating two new departments to protect vulnerable Manitobans and spearhead new job opportunities for young Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today as nine...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

January 5, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.    A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #16

January 4, 2021
The RBC Convention Centre super site opened in Winnipeg this morning. Updated information about the total number of immunizations given today and since the launch of the immunization campaign...


Manitoba Government Extends State of Emergency to Protect Health and Safety of Manitobans

January 4, 2021
The Manitoba government is extending the provincewide state of emergency under the Emergency Measures Act to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect Manitobans, Infrastructure Minister...


COVID-19 Bulletin #304

January 4, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:  • a female in her 30s...


COVID-19 Bulletin #303

January 4, 2021
Several cases of the new COVID-19 variant have now been identified in Canada and the federal government has posted a travel ban on all flights arriving from the United Kingdom until Jan....


Manitoba Launches Remote Learning Support Centre

January 4, 2021
The Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre has officially launched with resources and staff available to help facilitate remote learning, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today....


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #15

January 3, 2021
The RBC Convention Centre super site is preparing to open tomorrow. Approximately 3,432 immunizations have been given since the vaccine arrived in Manitoba in December.   ...


COVID-19 Bulletin #302

January 3, 2021
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #14

January 2, 2021
The RBC Convention Centre super site is preparing to open Jan. 4. Approximately 3,432 immunizations have been given since the vaccine arrived in Manitoba in December.   ...


COVID-19 Bulletin #301

January 2, 2021
Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today for the period of Jan. 1 and 2 including: • a male in his 50s from the...