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Public Health, Education Officials Announce Changes to Contact Identification and Management In Schools

September 21, 2021
Public health and education officials are announcing revised close contact identification and management protocols in schools to address the impact of remote learning and self-isolation on...


Province Continues State of Emergency Extension

September 21, 2021
The Manitoba government will continue the extension of the state of emergency in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and variants, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible...


Province Contributes $50,000 to Manitoba Museum for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Programs

September 21, 2021
The Manitoba government will contribute $50,000 to the Manitoba Museum to offer programming to the public on Sept 30. for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sport Culture and...


Province Announces Nearly $14 Million to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake

September 21, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing nearly $14 million to support community-focused and one-on-one outreach to improve access to COVID-19 immunization and boost the number of first and...


Province Announces Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund Call for Proposals

September 20, 2021
The Manitoba government is announcing a call for applications for fish and wildlife enhancement projects, with funding of up to $950,000 available, and in previous intake 17 projects...


COVID-19 Bulletin #513

September 20, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: a female in her 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region; and a male in...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #124

September 20, 2021
Eligibility Third-dose eligibility is expanding today to include all residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes. This will further expand in October to provide third doses to...


Manitoba Signature Museums Get Special Support as Part of Manitoba 150

September 20, 2021
In partnership with the Manitoba government, the Manitoba 150 Host Committee has provided funding to events and projects across the province, and as Manitoba 150 concludes, it will provide...


Manitoba Celebrates Seventh Annual Farm and Food Awareness Week September 20 to 24

September 20, 2021
The Manitoba government is encouraging all Manitobans to learn more about the great diversity of food production in this province and the importance of agriculture to the provincial economy,...


Rail Safety Awareness Week Proclaimed to Remind Manitobans to Follow Railway Safety Rules

September 20, 2021
The Manitoba government is reminding Manitobans to exercise caution and follow the rules around railways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said while proclaiming Rail Safety Awareness...


Manitoba Conservation Officer Service Enforcement Update

September 17, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources, including compliance checks for...


Province Invested $5.1 Million in Northern Communities Capital Projects

September 17, 2021
The Manitoba government has invested $5.1 million to improve infrastructure in several Northern Affairs communities, Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere...


Trails Manitoba Supports 35 Projects with Provincial Funding

September 17, 2021
HEADINGLEY—Nearly $900,000 has been granted for recreational trail projects throughout the province following a first round of applications for the 2020-21 Trails Manitoba Grant Program,...


Province Announces Task Force on Poverty and Education

September 17, 2021
The Manitoba government has established a Provincial Task Force on Poverty and Education that will examine the correlation between poverty and education and work in connection with the...


Province Releases Results From Public Engagement on Improvements to Bridge on PR 305 in Ste. Agathe

September 17, 2021
The Manitoba government has released feedback from the public engagement on EngageMB for improvementsto the Louis Riel Bridge on Provincial Road (PR) 305 in Ste. Agathe, Infrastructure Minister...


Province Releases Findings of New Engagement on Income Support Program for People with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities

September 16, 2021
The Manitoba government has released a new report on the findings of a second round of engagement with Manitobans on a proposed income support program for people with severe and prolonged...


COVID-19 Bulletin #512

September 16, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the...


Manitoba Sets Guidance for Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

September 15, 2021
Manitoba will begin offering third doses of mRNA vaccines to immunocompromised people and for individuals who may choose to receive a third dose for travel purposes, while also setting out...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #123

September 15, 2021
Beginning next week, COVID-19 immunizations will be available to young people at school-based clinics. These clinics will be offered during school hours and in some cases, clinics will...


Premier Invests the 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt

September 14, 2021
At a ceremony at IG Field today, Premier Kelvin Goertzen invested the Grey Cup-winning 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt.   “The Winnipeg Blue...


Manitoba Wildfire Service Thanks Firefighters from South Africa for Efforts on Front Lines of Manitoba Fires

September 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is sending sincere thanks to all the firefighters from other jurisdictions that came to assist the Manitoba Wildfire Service, including a large contingent from South...


Province Invests in New Diabetes Supports for Young Manitobans

September 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is establishing two new programs to pay for advanced glucose monitors and insulin pumps for individuals aged 25 years and younger, Health and Seniors Care Minister...


Covid-19 Bulletin #511

September 13, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg Health region, linked to an B.1.617.2 (delta)...


Covid-19 Vaccine Bulletin #122

September 13, 2021
School-Based Immunizations Beginning next week, COVID-19 immunizations will be available to young people at school-based clinics. These clinics will be offered during school hours...


Statement from Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Pride Winnipeg 2021

September 12, 2021
Pride Winnipeg is part of a global movement for everyone to come together in solidarity to raise awareness and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community in our province, country and beyond. Pride is a...


Statement from Premier Goertzen on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attack

September 11, 2021
Today, we mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic and horrific events that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history....


New Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel Members Named

September 10, 2021
The Manitoba government has established a Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel to help form a new provincial curriculum framework as part of the BetterEducation Starts Today (BEST) strategy,...


Province Awards Over $5.5 Million for Quarry Rehabilitation

September 10, 2021
The Manitoba government will provide more than $5.5 million for 55 projects as part of the province’s quarry rehabilitation program, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph...


COVID-19 Bulletin #510

September 9, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the delta (B.1.617.2) variant...


Covid-19 Vaccine Bulletin #121

September 8, 2021
In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, two mobile vaccination clinics will be held this weekend: Saturday, Sept. 11., Assiniboine Park, Pavilion parking lot, from noon to 5 p.m., and...


Province Launches New Social Impact Bond to Support Women's Heart Health

September 8, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching a social impact bond dedicated to supporting women’s heart health, Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery Minister Audrey Gordon announced today....


Literacy Award Recognizes Exceptional Adult Learners

September 8, 2021
To celebrate International Literacy Day, the 17th annual Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy Award was presented to Manitoba’s recipientby Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration...


Province Announces Additional Mental Health Funding to Support the Return to School

September 7, 2021
The province will provide more than $1 million dollars in additional funding for staff and student mental health supports, and work with school divisions to ensure student needs are met,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #509

September 7, 2021
Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: a female in her 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region;   a...


Province to Permit Maples Long Term Care Home to Admit New Residents

September 7, 2021
Manitoba Health and Seniors Care has advised Maples Long Term Care Home they can begin to accept new admissions to the facility starting today, Sept. 7. The facility has provided detailed...


Manitoba Conservation Officer Service Enforcement Update

September 3, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources including conducting compliance checks...


Nine New Medical Graduates will be Practicing Family Physicians in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

September 3, 2021
BEAUSEJOUR–Nine family physicians have started or will soon be starting practice in communities across the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA), Advanced Education, Skills and...


Province Acknowledges Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30

September 3, 2021
The Manitoba government is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of observance to encourage reflection and meaningful discussions about the impacts of residential...


New X-Ray Machine to Improve Patient Care in Beausejour

September 3, 2021
As part of Manitoba’s commitment to improving diagnostic services, a new X-ray system has been installed and is now online at Beausejour District Hospital, Health and Seniors Care Minister...


Free Entry to Provincial Parks for Labour Day Weekend

September 3, 2021
The Manitoba government will once again offer free entry to provincial parks to mark the Labour Day long weekend, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today....


New Public Health Orders Take Effect Tomorrow

September 2, 2021
New Manitoba public health orders have made mask use mandatory at indoor public places and set out the circumstances where proof of vaccination will be required, which will enable businesses,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #508

September 2, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 70s...


High Number of Black Bear Incidents Being Reported

September 2, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development is recording a higher than usual number of black bear interaction calls in a number of areas around the province and Manitobans are reminded they...


Province Prosecutes Employer for Workplace Incident that Resulted in Injury

September 2, 2021
The Manitoba government has prosecuted an employer for violations of The Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations that resulted in serious injury. In an incident on...


Province Meets Commitment of 100 New Supportive Recovery Housing Beds to Strengthen Mental Health and Addiction Services

September 2, 2021
The Manitoba government has fulfilled its commitment of 100 new supportive recovery housing beds with an overall investment of $2.6 million, Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery Minister Audrey...


Families Minister Rochelle Squires to Serve as Deputy Premier

September 1, 2021
Premier Kelvin Goertzen has appointed Families Minister Rochelle Squires to serve as deputy premier, along with other additional changes to several cabinet roles and responsibilities....


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #120

September 1, 2021
Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine includes anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009.  The date of someone’s second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first. ...


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