Fire Bulletin #4

August 18, 2022
The Manitoba Wildfire Service (MWS) advises that wildfire danger levels are low to moderate throughout the province. There are currently 32 fires burning in Manitoba with seven new fire starts...


Manitoba Government Announces Plan to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by October 2023

August 18, 2022
The Manitoba government is announcing its plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by October 2023, Premier Heather Stefanson announced today, noting government will soon begin consultations...


Canada and Manitoba Invest in new Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility for Four Communities in Southeastern Manitoba

August 18, 2022
NIVERVILLE—Today, Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and member of parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic...


Manitoba Government Allocates $1 Million to Support Child-Care Services for Newcomer Families

August 18, 2022
The Manitoba government is partnering with The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to provide more than $1 million for a child-care pilot project that will help newcomers overcome the barrier of...


Joint Statement from Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk

August 17, 2022
Our government is continuing its engagement process on the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project, which will protect lives and property from devastating impacts of future...


Canada and Manitoba Invest in Sports and Recreation Infrastructure Projects in Winnipeg and Neepawa

August 17, 2022
Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister...


Manitoba Government to Expand Coverage for Cystic Fibrosis Medication to Younger Children

August 17, 2022
The Manitoba government has expanded coverage for the cystic fibrosis medication Trikafta to patients aged six and older, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced today. “Our...


Manitoba Government Launches 45-Day Consultation Period on New Disability Support, Amended Assistance Regulations

August 17, 2022
The Manitoba government has released a draft of the new Disability Support Regulation, which defines key features of a new income support program for persons with severe and prolonged...


Manitoba Government Investing $3.1 Million to Establish Environmental Advisory Committee for the Outlet Channels Project

August 17, 2022
The Manitoba government is investing $3.1 million to establish an environmental advisory committee for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project, Transportation and...


Manitoba Summer Fair Celebrations and Events Continue with Ongoing Investment in Agricultural Society Education and Infrastructure Grants

August 16, 2022
As Manitoba’s agriculture organizations continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, education and infrastructure grants designated for fairs, celebrations and events are making it...


Manitoba Government Welcomes New and Returning Members to 2022-23 Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning Student Advisory Council

August 16, 2022
The Manitoba government is welcoming new and returning members to the 2022-23 Student Advisory Council, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today....


Manitoba Government Announces First Intake of $100-Million Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund

August 16, 2022
The Manitoba government is opening the 2022-23 intake of applications for the new Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) fund, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith announced...


Manitoba Government Targets Guns Used in Crime

August 16, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing more than $17,000 through the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund (CPF) to the Winnipeg Police Service to purchase equipment and, undergo training that...


Canada and Manitoba Invest in Second Phase of Upgrades to the North End Sewage Treatment Plant in Winnipeg

August 16, 2022
Today, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of...


Statement from Premier Heather Stefanson on the Appointment of Anita Neville as Next Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba

August 15, 2022
Today, the Government of Canada informed the province the Honourable Anita Neville will serve as the next lieutenant-governor of Manitoba. On behalf of all my colleagues at the Manitoba...


Manitoba Government Announces Start of Next Phase of Perimeter Highway Safety Construction Project

August 15, 2022
Construction work is continuing on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 101 and PTH 100, the North and South Perimeter Highways, as part of the Manitoba government’s ongoing commitment to...


Canada and Manitoba Invest in Water Infrastructure Upgrades

August 12, 2022
BEAUSEJOUR—Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic...


Manitoba Government Provides Nearly $280,000 to Support Ethnocultural Community Projects

August 12, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing nearly $280,000 in grant funding to 22 non-profit organizations that provide ethnocultural programming, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith...


Manitoba Government and Trails Manitoba Unveil new Trail Projects

August 12, 2022
Nearly $970,000 will be invested into recreational trail projects throughout Manitoba to help enhance affordable outdoor recreational opportunities for Manitobans, Municipal Relations...


Manitoba Government Provides Nearly $5 Million to Winnipeg Airports Authority to Help Re-Establish Connectivity, Spur Economic Growth

August 12, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing $4.8 million to Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) to improve direct flight connectivity from Winnipeg to major international markets, which will help...


Province Advises Contraband Tobacco Products Seized from Multiple Retail Locations in Winnipeg

August 11, 2022
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of Manitoba Finance’s Compliance and Enforcement Division is reporting a significant seizure of contraband cigarettes from multiple retail...


Manitoba Government Announces More than $5.4 Million in New Funding to Support Homelessness Initiatives

August 11, 2022
The Manitoba government is helping vulnerable citizens by providing $5.4 million to community agencies as part of the province’s first whole-of-government strategy to end homelessness,...


Province Advises more Monkeypox Vaccination Appointments Available Soon

August 11, 2022
Manitoba Health advises that additional monkeypox vaccine appointments will be available soon. Eligible people can book online effective immediately. To date, no monkeypox cases have been...


Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization, 211 Manitoba Expand Services for Newly-Arrived Ukrainians

August 10, 2022
To further assist the settlement process, the dedicated Ukrainian Refugee Task Force is partnering with United Way Winnipeg’s 211 Manitoba by expanding its resource capacity to address...


Government of Canada to Fund Crisis Hotlines Responding to Gender-Based Violence Across Canada

August 10, 2022
Watch news conference During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services significantly increased across Canada. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of...


Manitoba Government Provides Nearly $215,000 to Support Festivals in Rural and Northern Manitoba

August 10, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing nearly $215,000 in operating grants to 38 rural and northern communities to support festivals that promote their heritage, culture and identity, Sport,...


Manitoba Government Commits $538,000 to Expand Opiate Agonist Addictions Treatment in Interlake

August 9, 2022
SELKIRK—The Manitoba government is committing $538,000 to expand opiate agonist treatment (OAT) in the Interlake region with full-time services at the Rapid Access to Addictions...


Manitoba Government Provides $167,000 to Support Circles for Reconciliation Inc.

August 9, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing $167,000 in funding to support the ongoing operation of Circles for Reconciliation, a Winnipeg-based national charity that facilitates small group...


Manitoba Combats Money Laundering By Expanding Criminal Property Forfeiture Branch

August 9, 2022
The Manitoba government is expanding the Criminal Property Forfeiture (CPF) branch as part of its ongoing efforts to combat organized crime and money-laundering activities, Justice Minister...


Province Provides more than $8 Million to Manitoba Businesses through Canada-Manitoba Job Grant to Support Workforce Training

August 9, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing more than $8 million to Manitoba businesses through the first intake of the 2022-23 Canada-Manitoba Job Grant to support the province’s workforce...


Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects

August 8, 2022
DAUPHIN—Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and minister responsible for the Canadian Northern...


Manitoba Government Awards over $625,000 in Heritage Resources Conservation Grants

August 8, 2022
The Manitoba government has awarded $627,070 in Heritage Resources Conservation Grant funding to support 51 projects that will preserve and enhance heritage sites across Manitoba, Sport,...


Health Sciences Centre Children's Hospital to Receive new Inpatient Monitors with Funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba

August 5, 2022
Watch news conference Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental...


Labour Force Statistics for July Show Manitoba had Lowest Unemployment Rate on Record

August 5, 2022
The latest economic indicators from Statistics Canada show Manitoba’s employment numbers increased by 2,500 jobs from June to July, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.5 per cent,...


Manitoba Expanding Eligibility for Monkeypox Vaccine

August 5, 2022
After working with the federal government to secure additional doses, Manitoba Health is expanding eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine so people who may be at higher risk of being exposed...


Manitoba Conservation Officer Service Enforcement Update

August 5, 2022
Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development advises conservation officers continue to protect Manitoba’s natural resources through enforcement activities across the province....


Province Advises Employer Prosecuted for Workplace Incident

August 4, 2022
Manitoba Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services is reminding employers to ensure workers are appropriately trained and supervised after an employer was prosecuted for violating the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #581

August 4, 2022
As of Friday, Aug. 5, Manitoba Health is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all children aged six months to four years. To date, Manitoba has received 14,900 doses of the...


Manitoba Government Announces Support for Commemorative Monument, Gathering Space at Former Assiniboia Residential School

August 4, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing $25,000 to partner with the Assiniboia Residential School Legacy Group (ARSLG) on the construction of a public memorial and commemorative monument at the...


Manitoba Government Announces Collaborative Table on Policy And Legislation Affecting Indigenous Peoples

August 4, 2022
The Manitoba government is creating a collaborative table to address policy and legislative issues affecting Indigenous Peoples that will include representation from Indigenous governments and...


Manitoba Government Fulfils Commitment to Provide 100 Supportive Recovery Housing Beds

August 3, 2022
With the completion of 40 new supportive recovery housing units at Riverwood House in Winnipeg, the Manitoba government has fulfilled its commitment to develop 100 safe, stable housing units...


Arctic Gateway Group's Hudson Bay Railway on Track to Support Northern Connectivity Through Historic Partnership Between Canada and Manitoba

August 3, 2022
Watch news conference The Arctic Gateway Group is a partnership between 41 First Nation and Bayline communities. The Hudson Bay Railway, owned and operated by the Arctic Gateway...


Manitoba Government Targets Cyber Criminals by Providing Additional Tools, Training to Winnipeg Police Officers

August 3, 2022
The Manitoba government is supporting law enforcement by providing new funding to provide equipment and training for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) that will proactively combat...


Manitoba Government and Norway House Cree Nation Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Forestry Development

August 2, 2022
NORWAY HOUSE CREE NATION—The Manitoba government and Norway House Cree Nation have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) setting the stage for many years of collaboration on a number...


Manitoba Government Signing MOUs for Forestry Revenue Sharing Agreements With Mosakahiken Cree Nation and Opaskwayak Cree Nation

August 2, 2022
Through a collaborative effort, the Manitoba government is signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mosakahiken Cree Nation (MCN) and finalizing another MOU with Opaskwayak Cree...


Manitoba Government Increases Support to Bear Clan Chapters to Enhance Community Safety Initiatives

August 2, 2022
The Manitoba government is providing more than $200,000 in funding including new ongoing support of $100,000 to the Bear Clan patrols serving Winnipeg neighbourhoods to support much-needed...


Province Issues High Wind Effect for Lake Winnipeg and South Shores of Lake Manitoba

August 2, 2022
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is advising high winds along the south basin of Lake Manitoba and western shorelines near Gimli and Victoria Beach...