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News Releases


Government of Canada Provides Manitoba with Support to Ease Shelter Pressures

June 11, 2019
The Government of Canada is committed to working together with provinces and municipalities to address the challenges that increased numbers of asylum claims and irregular migration can present....


Province Announces $52-million 'GROW' Fund to Support Wetland Protection and Watershed Management

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government will create a $52-million endowment fund for the Growing Outcomes in Watersheds (GROW) Program, as part of its commitment to implement a homegrown, provincewide program...


Province Supports Training Plan to Educate Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students and Teachers About Treaties

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government is investing $1.25 million to educate students and teachers about treaties and the treaty relationship, in collaboration with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the...


Province Announces Funding for 24 Community Development Projects

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government will be providing up to $1.7 million in grants to support 24 projects for non-profit and community-led organizations across the province, Municipal Relations Minister...


Province Invests in Beausejour Youth Through Federal Proceeds of Crime Fund

June 11, 2019
BEAUSEJOUR—The Manitoba government is providing more than $15,000 through the Federal Proceeds of Crime Fund to The Breach Youth Drop-in Centre in Beausejour to ensure a safe recreational...


Province Making Safety Improvements at Intersection of PR 206 at PR 213

June 11, 2019
OAKBANK—Improvements at the intersection of PR 206 and PR 213, Garven Road, will make for a safer drive along a busy roadway north of Oakbank, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced...


Manitoba Government Invests $2.5 Million in James W. Burns Leadership Institute

June 11, 2019
Watch news conference The province is investing $2.5 million over 10 years to support the University of Manitoba’s James W. Burns Leadership Institute, Education and Training...


Government Proposes Amendments to The Pension Benefits Act

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government is committing to introducing legislative amendments in the fall of 2019 that would strengthen the current pension benefits legislation and address the needs of pension...


Manitoba Government Releases Planning, Zoning and Permitting Review Recommendations

June 11, 2019
The province today released the recommendations of the Planning, Zoning and Permitting Review in Manitoba, which outline ways in which processes can be improved to enable the Manitoba economy to...


Province Announces New Mining and Exploration Committee

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government is establishing a new committee to provide advice on priority issues related to mining and mineral exploration in the province, and help advance the goals of...


New Stroke Unit at HSC Winnipeg will Ensure Better Care for Patients

June 11, 2019
A dedicated acute stroke unit will be built at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) to serve stroke patients from across Manitoba, resulting in improved patient outcomes that shorten their time...


Addictions Services Expanded for Youth Seeking Substance Use Services

June 11, 2019
Addictions services are being expanded to improve its reach in communities for youth seeking substance use services by embedding counsellors within agencies throughout Winnipeg, Health, Seniors...


Manitoba Creates $15-million Heritage Resources Fund

June 11, 2019
Watch news conference The province is creating a $15-million Heritage Resources Fund to help preserve Manitoba’s heritage infrastructure, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister...


Province Focused on Bending the Emissions Curve

June 11, 2019
The Manitoba government has set its greenhouse-gas emissions reduction goal for 2018 to 2022, well in advance of the November deadline established in The Climate and Green Plan Implementation...


Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Adam Vaughan (left), parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of Families, Children and Social Development, sign a bilateral agreement that commits governments to invest more than $450.8 million in housing initiatives over the next 10 years.

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Sign 10-year Housing Agreement

June 11, 2019
WINNIPEG—Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Manitoba thanks to an...


Province Reignites Talks with First Nations on Ownership of Northern Airports

June 10, 2019
The Province of Manitoba announced today that discussions with First Nations regarding the transfer of ownership of northern airports have resumed with the intent of establishing a First Nations...


Province Announces Westman Drug Treatment Court Pilot

June 10, 2019
BRANDON—A drug treatment court to help individuals who are suffering from chronic and acute substance abuse issues is being established in the Westman area, Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe and...


Tick-borne Disease Collaborative Care to Streamline Help for Manitobans

June 10, 2019
The Manitoba government is moving forward with the establishment of a collaborative care service to streamline and improve health services for patients who show symptoms of late Lyme disease and...


Province Announces New Roof and Upgrades to Centennial Concert Hall

June 10, 2019
The Manitoba government is investing over $15 million in significant repairs and restoration of the Centennial Concert Hall, Crowns Services Minister Colleen Mayer announced today....


Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment

June 10, 2019
Manitoba’s first social impact bond (SIB) will launch this fall, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Tara Petti, chief executive officer, Southern First Nations Network of Care...


Canada and Manitoba Announce Climate Action in the Transportation Sector

June 10, 2019
A recent report from expert Canadian scientists showed that Canada was warming at twice the average global rate. People in Manitoba are feeling the impacts of climate change in their...


Province Announces New Investments to Improve Access to Mental Health, Addictions Treatment for Manitobans

June 10, 2019
The Manitoba government is investing more than $2.7 million per year to enhance services at Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics, add 16 new women’s treatment beds and expand...


Province Advises Fire Bans Implemented Due to Hot Weather, Strong Winds

June 7, 2019
Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that due to unstable weather conditions expected today, including high temperatures and very strong winds, a total ban on campfires in Stephenfield...


Province Invests Over $7.5 Million for Improvements in Whiteshell Provincial Park

June 7, 2019
As part of Budget 2019 capital investments, the Manitoba government is providing over $7.5 million for improvements in Whiteshell Provincial Park including new washroom and shower facilities, a...


Bell MTS Awarded Tender to Provide Mobile Wireless Services for Manitoba Government, Public-sector Organizations

June 7, 2019
Bell MTS will provide mobile wireless services for the Manitoba government and other public-sector organizations for up to five years, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. ...


Manitoba Delegation Commemorates 75th Anniversary of D-Day in France

June 6, 2019
A delegation from Manitoba is in France for special commemoration services to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “On behalf of all Manitobans, I am honoured to pay tribute to the...


Provincial LifeFlight Program to Continue Without Citation Jets

June 6, 2019
The Manitoba government advises the provincial LifeFlight program will continue without its two Citation jets.    Due to a changing complement of highly specialized employees,...


Manitoba to Designate Housing for Women and Children Affected by Family Violence

June 6, 2019
The Manitoba government is seeking a community partner to help improve access to safe and supportive housing for women and children who have experienced family violence, Families Minister...


Information Sessions Planned for Lake Manitoba Outlet Channels Project

June 6, 2019
The Manitoba government will be updating the public on the province’s plans for two new, permanent outlet channels for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin that will greatly enhance the...


Province Launches Innovation Growth Program, Delivers Funding to Economic Development Partners

June 6, 2019
The Manitoba government is moving forward with key elements of its Economic Growth Action Plan that build on Manitoba’s strengths and help to better respond to the needs of business and...


Province Seizes Contraband Tobacco Products

June 5, 2019
On May 29, Manitoba Finance’s Taxation Special Investigations Unit arrested a Ste. Anne resident within the city of Winnipeg and seized 122,816 contraband cigarettes, 2,000 grams of fine...


Province Invests in Professional Supports for Middle and Senior Years Teachers

June 5, 2019
The Manitoba government is investing over $400,000 to support middle and senior years teachers through a renewal of the Reading Apprenticeship program, Education and Training Minister Kelvin...


Families Minister Heather Stefanson (third from left) highlighted an investment of more than $1.2 million in the Festival Early Learning and Child Care Centre at a sod-turning ceremony.

Governments Invest in New Child-Care Centre to be Built in West Winnipeg

June 5, 2019
Watch news conference The Canada and Manitoba governments are investing more than $1.2 million in the new Festival Early Learning and Child Care Centre, which will provide care for...


Updated Portal Welcomes Military Families to Manitoba

June 5, 2019
The province is making it easier for military families to find supports and services through an updated military portal on the Manitoba government’s website, Jon Reyes, special envoy for...


Families Minister Heather Stefanson (fourth from left, back row) announced government support for the new Assiniboine Children’s Centre building and renovations to Ecole Assiniboine School.

Governments Support New 40-space Child-care Centre at École Assiniboine School

June 5, 2019
Watch news conference Construction will soon be underway at the new Assiniboine Children’s Centre in Winnipeg, with a federal-provincial investment of more than $1.8 million,...


Manitoba Lauds Andrew Scheer's Pledge to Reduce Interprovincial Trade Barriers

June 5, 2019
Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson today lauded federal Opposition leader Andrew Scheer’s pledge to work with provinces to reduce interprovincial trade barriers.   “We...


Governments Invest in Child Care for Families Seeking Counselling, Training and Other Community-Based Supports

June 5, 2019
The Canada and Manitoba governments have provided grant funding to enhance the quality of child care services provided when families access programs across the province, Federal Families,...


Province Announces More Than $11 Million to Improve Safety and Enhance Access to Justice in the North

June 4, 2019
The Manitoba government is taking further action to increase access to justice in the north and protect the safety of families living in Thompson by investing more than $11 million in...


Governments Invest in First Licensed Child-Care Centre in St-Georges

June 4, 2019
The Canada and Manitoba governments are investing $294,000 to support the first licensed child-care centre in the community of St-Georges, Manitoba Families Minister Heather Stefanson and...


Appointments Made to Board of the Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba

June 4, 2019
One new member has been appointed to the board of the Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba (DGCM) and one member has been reappointed, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today....


Fifteen Manitoba Lawyers Appointed as Queen's Counsel

June 4, 2019
  The province has appointed 15 Manitoba lawyers as Queen’s counsel in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen...


Government Makes Progress on Key Mandate Items During Spring Session of Manitoba Legislature

June 4, 2019
The Manitoba government concluded the fourth session of the 41st legislature Monday, citing significant progress made on key mandate items, notably reducing the PST, Premier Brian Pallister...


Manitoba Launches Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

June 3, 2019
The Manitoba government has officially launched the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a program that will invest a combined more than $3 billion across the province over the...


Province Signs Partnership Agreement with High School in Ukraine

June 3, 2019
Watch news conference The Manitoba government has signed a memorandum of understanding with a school in Ukraine, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. ...


Manitoba Assists Ontario's Evacuation of Residents from Pikangikum First Nation

June 2, 2019
The Manitoba government, at the request of the Ontario government, will support the evacuation of residents from Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario.  The community, about 100 kilometres...


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