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COVID-19 Bulletin #498

July 30, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a female in her 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region....


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #111

July 30, 2021
Manitoba recently sent back 5,500 doses of AstraZeneca to the federal government to be donated to countries in need of vaccine. These doses had an end-of-August expiration date. Meanwhile, there...


Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg Invest in the Expansion of the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg

July 30, 2021
Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg during this unprecedented time stimulate the economy and address the needs of communities as they recover...


Personal Care Service Rates to Remain the Same for Upcoming Year

July 30, 2021
The current rates for personal care services will remain unchanged for the upcoming 2021-22 year, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “It is essential...


Manitoba Finance Officials Make Arrests, Seize Contraband Tobacco Products

July 29, 2021
The Taxation Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of Manitoba Finance seized 87,900 contraband cigarettes from a Winnipeg residence July 27. There were multiple illegal brands such as Playfare...


Province Formally Launches New Tool to Improve Access to Early Learning and Child-Care Services for Families

July 29, 2021
The Manitoba government is formally launching a new tool with enhanced features to help families more easily access early learning and child-care services, Families Minister Rochelle Squires...


COVID-19 Bulletin #497

July 29, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha)...


Province Prosecutes Employers for Workplace Incidents that Resulted in Injury and Death

July 29, 2021
After thorough investigations, the Manitoba government has prosecuted four employers for violations of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations that resulted in injury...


Treaty One Flag Raised in Memorial Park

July 29, 2021
  The Treaty One flag will be flown at Memorial Park to mark the upcoming 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty No. 1 on Aug. 3, Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations...


Fire Bulletin #19

July 29, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that with some improvements in weather conditions in northern Manitoba, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, the...


Province Announces Support for Crime Prevention and Safety Initiatives in Winnipeg

July 28, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing more than $600,000 from the proceeds of crime to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) for crime prevention and safety initiatives in Winnipeg, Justice Minister...


COVID-19 Bulletin #496

July 28, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 50s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #110

July 28, 2021
Newcomers to Manitoba, immigrants, disenfranchised or homeless individuals are reminded they can get immunized despite not having a Manitoba health card. A vaccination can be administered at a...


Canada and Manitoba Partner with City of Brandon to Create Affordable Housing for Low-Income Families

July 28, 2021
BRANDON–The federal and provincial governments are collaborating with the City of Brandon to develop affordable housing for the community with a 48-unit complex at the site of the former...


Manitoba Government Releases Final Design to Improve Safety on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 52 in Mitchell

July 28, 2021
The Manitoba government will present the final design of PTH 52 for improved safety through the community of Mitchell on EngageMB, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. ...


Province Provides One-Year Update on Downtown Community Safety Partnership

July 27, 2021
One year after the Manitoba government invested $5 million in the Downtown Community Safety Partnership (DCSP), the not-for-profit organization has grown its partnerships and community service...


COVID-19 Bulletin #495

July 27, 2021
Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.8 per cent provincially and 1.4 per...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

July 27, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 59 warnings and 10 tickets were issued for the...


Canada and Manitoba invest $17 million in three projects to improve provincial highways and roads in rural Manitoba

July 27, 2021
THOMPSON—Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada and Manitoba during this unprecedented time will help stimulate the economy and address the needs of all...


Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Wildfire Bulletin

July 26, 2021
The province, with representatives from multiple departments and agencies, including the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and the Manitoba Wildfire Service as well other partners, are...


Canada and Manitoba invest $76.6 million in 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure

July 26, 2021
THOMPSON—Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada and Manitoba during this unprecedented time will help stimulate the economy and address the needs of all...


Province Extends State of Emergency

July 26, 2021
The Manitoba government is extending the state of emergency in efforts to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible...


Investing in a new $40M community and recreation facility in Steinbach

July 26, 2021
  STEINBACH—The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all communities across Manitoba, including rural and remote...


COVID-19 Bulletin #494

July 26, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend:  • Saturday, July 24:...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #109

July 26, 2021
The demand for the Manitoba physical immunization card continues to be high. All cards requested by July 11 have been mailed out. Additional card stock has been secured and printing has resumed....


Highway Construction Project to Close Intersections Permanently on North Perimeter

July 23, 2021
Manitoba Infrastructure officials advise construction will begin on the north perimeter starting Monday, July 26. This project will involve intersection improvements including:...


COVID-19 Bulletin #493

July 23, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #108

July 23, 2021
Beginning Saturday, July 24 and until the end of the month, the RBC Convention Centre super site will offer walk-in immunizations every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will...


Canada and Manitoba invest $212.8 million to upgrade the North End Sewage Treatment Plant's Headworks Facilities in Winnipeg

July 23, 2021
Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada and Manitoba during this extraordinary time stimulate the economy and address the needs of communities as they recover from the...


Canada and Manitoba support green infrastructure and upgrades to community, culture and recreation facilities

July 23, 2021
RM of Portage la Prairie—The governments of Canada and Manitoba continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities, enhance quality...


Fire Bulletin #18

July 22, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that thanks to recent rainfall in some areas of the province, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, some areas of...


Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Two New Child-Care Centres Opening Soon in Winnipeg

July 22, 2021
Manitoba families will soon benefit from 108 additional child-care spaces at two new child-care centres opening soon in Winnipeg. “Child-care is not a luxury, it’s a...


Relief Coming to Manitoba Producers Affected by Severe Drought

July 22, 2021
Producers in Manitoba facing severe drought conditions can expect relief with several initiatives announced by federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba...


Low Precipitation and Water Levels Advisory

July 22, 2021
Manitoba Infrastructure is advising people of record-low precipitation levels in most Manitoba watersheds has led to well-below normal to record dry soil moisture in some locations. Flows...


COVID-19 Bulletin #492

July 22, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 30s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region....


Province Announces $2 Million in Funding to Establish Sobering Centre in the City of Brandon

July 22, 2021
BRANDON—The Manitoba government is providing $2 million to establish and operate a sobering centre in the city of Brandon, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced here today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #491

July 21, 2021
  Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #107

July 21, 2021
For young people aged 12 to 17 to be fully immunized for their return to school in the fall, they should receive their first vaccine by Tuesday, July 27. This allows for the minimum 28 days...


Canada and Manitoba Invest Over $23 Million in 15 Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Rural and Northern Communities

July 20, 2021
BRANDON—Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada and Manitoba during this unprecedented time will help stimulate the economy and address the needs of all...


COVID-19 Bulletin #490

July 20, 2021
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.6 per cent provincially and 3.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 36 new cases of the virus have been identified today. Four...


COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

July 20, 2021
Testing for COVID-19 is now available at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, which provides a convenient option for people travelling to Manitoba who need a COVID-19...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

July 20, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 58 warnings and 6 tickets were issued for the week...


Fire Bulletin #17

July 19, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to the continued high to extreme fire danger levels across the province, additional fire and travel restrictions are being implemented effective...


COVID-19 Bulletin #489

July 19, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in people with COVID-19 is being reported today. This includes a death reported on Sunday: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #106

July 19, 2021
From July 25 to 30, pop-up clinics will be located at the following campgrounds and provincial parks: • July 25 – Clear Lake; • July 26 – Minnedosa Beach;...


Province Announces Consultation Plan for Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery

July 19, 2021
The Manitoba government has begun the consultation phase on the development of a five-year action plan for growing and adapting the work needed to support a strong, co-ordinated system for...


Province Reports High Demand in Applications for Internationally Educated Nurses to Receive Licensing Support

July 19, 2021
The Manitoba government is reporting high interest in a new initiative to support internationally educated nurses (IEN) become licensed to work in the province, with 1,210 online applicants over...


Statement from Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Dr. Alan Lagimodiere

July 16, 2021
Today, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to all Indigenous and non-Indigenous Manitobans, and Canadians whom I have offended greatly with my remarks yesterday. I want to...


Province Announces First Round of Successful Applications to the 2021 Teachers' Idea Fund

July 16, 2021
The Manitoba government has announced 27 successful innovative projects as the first set of proposals from the inaugural intake of applications for the 2021 Teachers’ Idea Fund, Education...


COVID-19 Bulletin #488

July 16, 2021
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 39 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #105

July 16, 2021
A total of 9,070 doses of vaccine were administered during the July 14 walk-in Vax-A-Thon. It is estimated that 20 per cent of these walk-ins were first doses and 30 per cent of total doses were...


Province Adding Six Additional Beds to Crisis Stabilization Unit in Winnipeg

July 16, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing more than $500,000 in one-time funding to add six crisis stabilization unit beds to the Crisis Response Centre’s intervention program, Mental...


Heat and Smoke Advisory #3

July 16, 2021
Manitoba public health officials are warning people of an extended period of heat for Manitoba lasting into next week, with most of the province affected with the exception of the far northeast...


Manitoba Parks to Host Pop-Up Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccinations

July 16, 2021
Prairie Mountain Health will send Focused Immunization Teams (FITs) to various provincial, federal and private campgrounds in Manitoba to offer first-dose or second-dose COVID-19 vaccines to...


Additional #ProtectMB Outreach And Incentive Grants Awarded to Community Organizations to Help Increase Vaccination Rates

July 15, 2021
The Manitoba government is awarding its second round of #ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grants, bringing the total funding provided to community groups to nearly $600,000 to help...


COVID-19 Bulletin #487

July 15, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an unspecified...


Premier Announces Adjustments to Executive Council

July 15, 2021
Premier Brian Pallister welcomed two new ministers to Manitoba’s executive council today, following a swearing-in ceremony at the Legislative Building. Dr. Alan Lagimodiere, MLA for...


Statement from Justice Minister Cameron Friesen on Request to the Law Society of Manitoba

July 15, 2021
As Attorney General, I have written to the Law Society of Manitoba to request that it initiate an investigation into the conduct of lawyers associated with the Justice Centre for Constitutional...


West Nile Virus #1

July 15, 2021
Manitoba Health and Seniors Care reports the hot temperatures and dry conditions experienced this summer have created ideal conditions for Culex tarsalis, mosquitoes that carry the West Nile...


Province Looking for Public Feedback on Strategic Investment Categories

July 15, 2021
The Manitoba government has committed to supporting economic growth and finding best value strategies for infrastructure investments, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today....


One Great Summer Continues as Manitoba Reached Second Milestone Early; Reopens Businesses at 50 Per Cent

July 14, 2021
The province will implement the second phase of the ‘4-3-2-One Great Summer’ Reopening Path two weeks early, on July 17, as vaccination rates continue to climb across the province,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #486

July 14, 2021
Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 is being reported today.  The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is four per cent provincially and...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #104

July 14, 2021
Today, all vaccine supersites throughout the province will be offering walk-ins only. Pfizer and Moderna will be available for adults at each site today. All July pop-up clinics are now listed...


Rail Crossing Maintenance Will Affect Traffic at Deacon's Corner - PR 207 at the Trans-Canada Highway - Today and Tomorrow

July 13, 2021
Manitoba Infrastructure reports traffic will be disrupted and detoured at Deacon’s Corner, PR 207 at Trans-Canada Highway (PTH 1 east) for rail crossing repairs from 10 p.m., today,...


Province Launches Public Engagement on Manitoba Water Strategy

July 13, 2021
  The Manitoba government has launched an online public engagement seeking feedback on the development of a provincial water management strategy, Agriculture and Resource Development...


Province Announces New Corporation to Disperse Grants to Community Organizations That Support Victims of Crime

July 13, 2021
The Manitoba government has provided $5 million to a new community-led corporation to support community organizations to deliver programs that support and address the diverse needs of victims of...


Fire Bulletin #16

July 13, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to the continued high to extreme fire danger levels across the province, additional fire and travel restrictions are being implemented...


COVID-19 Bulletin #485

July 13, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha)...


Vax to Win Lottery Campaign Encourages Manitobans to Roll Up Their Sleeve to Win Big

July 13, 2021
The Manitoba government and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries are reminding Manitobans that they still have a chance to win one of many cash prizes in Manitoba’s first-ever ‘Vax to Win...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

July 13, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 57 warnings and 15 tickets were issued for the...


Province Opens Applications for the Healthy Hire Manitoba Program

July 13, 2021
The province is now accepting applications for the Healthy Hire Manitoba Program, a wage support program designed to help private-sector employers reopen and encourage employees to get fully...


COVID-19 Bulletin #484

July 12, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend; • Saturday, July 10:    - no...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #103

July 12, 2021
On Wednesday July 14, all vaccine super sites throughout the province will be offering walk-ins only. While Pfizer will be earmarked for use in youth between 12 and 17 years old, Moderna will be...


Province Provides Almost $6 Million to Watershed Districts Program

July 12, 2021
The Manitoba government will provide $5.873 million, an increase of $353,000 over previous years, to support watershed districts, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen...


Manitoba Conservation Officer Resource Enforcement Update

July 9, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources including compliance checks for...


COVID-19 Bulletin #483

July 9, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha)...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #102

July 9, 2021
Due to overwhelming demand for the physical Manitoba immunization card and an overall industry demand for blank cards, additional cards are on order and printing is expected to resume later in...


Memorial Fountain Fully Refurbished and Officially Reopened

July 9, 2021
The province has completed extensive repairs and refurbishing of the Memorial Park fountain and it is once again on display for Manitobans to enjoy, Legislative and Public Affairs Minister...


Manitoba Government Invests $3 Million in Operating Grants for Indigenous and Northern Organizations

July 9, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing approximately $3 million toward 11 Indigenous and northern organizations in Manitoba to support key services provided for Indigenous and northern people...


Province Announces Plan to Increase Nursing Seats, Investments to Support Internationally Educated Nurses on Pathway to Licensure

July 8, 2021
The Manitoba government plans to add close to 400 new nursing education seats across the province and to launch a new initiative that will provide financial and process support for...


Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinics Make It Easier for Manitobans to Access Addiction Medication, Treatment

July 8, 2021
The Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic in Selkirk has made it easier for those struggling with substance-use addiction to access treatment, with nearly 600 people helped in its...


COIVD-19 Bulletin #482

July 8, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a male in his 60s from the Northern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha)...


Manitoba Government Proposes Fixed Hydro Rates for Next Three Years

July 8, 2021
The Manitoba government will introduce legislative amendments this fall that would set interim rates for Manitoba Hydro and limit annual rate increases to 2.5 per cent for 2021, 2022 and 2023,...


Province Launches Online Interactive Map of Highway Network Projects

July 7, 2021
The Manitoba government has created a new online interactive map that displays highway projects that are underway in communities across Manitoba, Infrastructure Minster Ron Schuler announced...


Diverse Student Interests, Identities, Backgrounds and Perspectives Part of Minister's Student Advisory Council

July 7, 2021
A diverse group of students from all corners of the province will join in critical discussions on the future of education as members of the Student Advisory Council, Education Minister Cliff...


COVID-19 Bulletin #481

July 7, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a male in his 30s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #101

July 7, 2021
Immunization Card Manitobans who are fully-immunized can apply for a Manitoba immunization card. People can visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html to apply. Effective...


Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative Reaches Milestone with 2,500 Doses to Manitoba Truck Drivers in North Dakota

July 7, 2021
    The Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative has reached a new milestone, with more than 2,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine given to Manitoba truck...


Manitoba Achieves '4-3-2-One Great Summer' Vaccine Milestone, Continues to Build Responsive, Community-Focused Vaccine Opportunities and Outreach

July 7, 2021
Manitoba has achieved its second holiday vaccine milestone of the ‘4-3-2-One Great Summer’ reopening path nearly a month ahead of schedule, meaning more than 75 per cent of eligible...


Fire Bulletin #15

July 6, 2021
  The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions, and a return to high to extreme fire danger levels this weekend, fire and travel restrictions are being...


COVID-19 Bulletin #480

July 6, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region....


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

July 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 58 warnings and 24 tickets were issued for the...


Province Expanding Free Provincial Park Entry to July 12 to 18

July 6, 2021
The Manitoba government will allow free entry to provincial parks for a full week in mid-July instead of on the traditional Canada’s Parks Day weekend so visitors can take advantage of the...


Province Awards Nearly $700,000 for Heritage Resources Conservation Grants

July 5, 2021
The Manitoba government has provided $683,740 to support local, community-based projects for the preservation and enhancement of Manitoba’s heritage sites, Sport, Culture and Heritage...


Province Announces Location of New Sobering Centre in Thompson

July 5, 2021
The Manitoba government is transferring ownership of the former Polaris Centre at the University of the North to the City of Thompson to house a sobering centre in the community, Justice...


COVID-19 Bulletin #479

July 5, 2021
Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend: Saturday, July 3: • a male in his 60s...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #100

July 5, 2021
Eligibility   All people aged 12 and up are now eligible to make their first- or second-dose appointment.  The date of the second appointment must be at least 28 days after...


Province Increases Funding for Green Initiatives Through $1-Million Conservation and Climate Fund

July 5, 2021
The Manitoba government is once again accepting applications for the Conservation and Climate Fund and has increased the size of the fund by 66 per cent, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah...


Province Ensures Programs and Services Available to Livestock Producers Managing Water Supplies During Dry Conditions

July 5, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development is reminding agricultural producers affected by dry conditions of the programs and services available to livestock producers. To date, low levels of...


Attorney General Takes Action to Protect the Integrity of Cannabis Laws

July 2, 2021
Manitoba Justice advises today the attorney general has brought a lawsuit seeking an interim and permanent injunction against Indigenous Bloom Long Plain GP Ltd. and its owners, Long Plain First...


COVID-19 Bulletin #478

July 2, 2021
Public health officials advise seven new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on the July 1 Vandalism at the Legislative Building

July 2, 2021
The actions by individuals to vandalize public property at the Manitoba Legislative Building July 1 are unacceptable. They are a major setback for those who are working toward real...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #99

July 2, 2021
Eligibility   All people aged 12 and up are now eligible to make their first- or second-dose appointment.  The date of the second appointment must be at least 28 days after...


Heat Advisory #2

July 1, 2021
Manitoba public health officials are warning people of an extended period of heat forecast for Manitoba, with many areas of the province already affected. Manitobans are advised to be prepared...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister Commemorating Canada Day

July 1, 2021
Today, the 154th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, is a day of reflection. Our country has experienced a long history with struggles and challenges, and the recent tragic discovery of...


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