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COVID-19 Bulletin #358

February 28, 2021
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: •    a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg Health region; and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #357

February 27, 2021
Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: •    a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg Health region;...


Statements on the Authorization of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

February 26, 2021
While the approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine is very good news, the vaccine still needs to be shipped to Manitoba. We will continue to press the federal government for details on shipments, and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #356

February 26, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a male in his 70s from the Southern...


Governments Provide Affordable Housing for Families in Central Winnipeg

February 26, 2021
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Today, all three levels of government have joined forces to provide 18 affordable modular apartments for women and their...


Statement from Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton on the Economic Review of Bipole III and Keeyask

February 26, 2021
Today, after an extensive and extremely thorough review, Manitobans finally have answers to key questions regarding the Bipole III and Keeyask projects and the former government’s role in...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #44

February 26, 2021
It was announced earlier this week that members of the general population are eligible to be immunized, based on age. Eligibility is being expanded again today to include:...


Province Releases Spring Thaw Outlook

February 26, 2021
Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centres spring thaw outlook reports the risk of a major spring high water event remains low in most Manitoba basins and is still dependent on weather...


Province's Second Protein Summit a Resounding Success

February 25, 2021
More than 650 individuals from across the globe attended the Manitoba Protein Summit, hosted by the government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Protein Consortium, Agriculture and Resource...


Province Considers Changes to Public Health Orders, Seeks Feedback on Manitobans' Reopening Priorities

February 25, 2021
The Manitoba government is asking for public feedback on possible changes to the public health orders, while continuing to monitor COVID-19 variants of concerns and protecting the health-care...


Province Approves $9.14 Million in Fire Protection Grants to Protect Manitobans

February 25, 2021
The Manitoba government’s one-time fund, created to provide fire protection and emergency response across the province, was so greatly received that additional funding has been invested,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #355

February 25, 2021
Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region. The current five-day...


Manitoba Protecting Schools, Providing Healthy Learning Environments through Safe Schools Fund

February 25, 2021
The Manitoba government will continue to prioritize protecting Manitobans and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, teachers and staff with projected spending of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #354

February 24, 2021
Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the outbreak...


Manitoba First Nations Vaccination Data Now Available Online

February 24, 2021
  First Nations vaccination data is now publicly available through First Nations websites and on the Manitoba government’s COVID-19 data hub, Dr. Marcia Anderson, public health...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #43

February 24, 2021
The new supersite in Selkirk will be located at the former Selkirk General Hospital, located on Easton Drive, and expected to open in early March.  More information about the supersite in...


COVID-19 Bulletin #353

February 23, 2021
Public health officials advise no additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is five per cent provincially and 4.3...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

February 23, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 155 warnings and 27 tickets were issued for the...


Province Hosts Second Protein Summit

February 23, 2021
The province’s second Manitoba Protein Summit kicked off today, a virtual gathering of key agricultural, food-processing and academic stakeholders engaged in accelerating the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #352

February 22, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 90s from the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #42

February 22, 2021
Vaccine Administration  To date, 62,365 doses of vaccine have been administered including 37,130 first doses and 25,235 second doses. Manitoba remains second among provinces in the...


Province Expands Safe at Home Manitoba Programming, Unveils Revamped COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign to Protect Manitobans

February 22, 2021
The Safe at Home Manitoba grant has been expanded to support more than 300 projects totalling $5 million to help Manitobans stay active and engaged while adhering to public health orders, Sport,...


Province Launches Organics Green Impact Bond

February 22, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching a unique $1-million Green Impact Bond that will support projects that help divert organic waste from landfills, create green jobs and reduce greenhouse-gas...


Province's Ice-Jam Mitigation Program Underway on Red River

February 22, 2021
  The province will begin its annual ice cutting this week on the Red River to reduce the potential for ice-jam flooding, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #351

February 21, 2021
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health...


COVID-19 Bulletin #350

February 20, 2021
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak...


COVID-19 Bulletin #349

February 19, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #41

February 19, 2021
Vaccine Administration     To date, 58,974 doses of vaccine have been administered including 35,227 first doses and 23,747 second doses. Manitoba remains second among...


Manitoba Wildfire Service Staff Receive Certificates of Appreciation Following Support to Australia

February 19, 2021
Manitobans who responded to a call for help when wildfires raged across Australia last year have received a citation from a state government in that country, Conservation and Climate Minister...


Province Advises a Decrease of Outflows from Shellmouth Reservoir is Underway

February 18, 2021
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure has started a decrease of flows out of the Shellmouth Reservoir today to 90 cubic feet per second (cfs) from 320 cfs. This could make...


COVID-19 Bulletin #348

February 18, 2021
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, and • a male...


Manitobans Can Now Access COVID-19 Immunization Record Online

February 18, 2021
Manitobans who have received a COVID-19 immunization can now view and print this information online, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This is...


Province Invests in Information System to Enhance Services at Family Violence Shelters

February 18, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing over $88,000 to End Homelessness Winnipeg to assist provincially funded family violence agencies in using a shared information system that will enable them...


COVID-19 Bulletin #347

February 17, 2021
Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #40

February 17, 2021
On March 5, two new immunization super sites will launch – one in Selkirk and the other in Morden-Winkler area. These sites will deliver vaccine to eligible Manitobans and also serve as a...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

February 17, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 130 warnings and 27 tickets were issued for the...


Manitoba's Winter Roads System Fully Open for the Season

February 17, 2021
  Manitoba’s winter road system will be fully open this week, with the exception of the Tadoule Lake road, giving access to remote and northern communities’ for delivery of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #346

February 16, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #39

February 16, 2021
Vaccine Administration   To date, 56,044 doses of vaccine have been administered including 34,859 first doses and 21,185 second doses. More than two per cent of Manitobans have now...


Statement from Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton on Strengthening Manitoba Hydro

February 16, 2021
Today, Manitoba Hydro announced a reorganization of its subsidiary, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI), which will benefit Manitobans and strengthen Manitoba Hydro as a publicly owned asset....


Manitoba Reaches 500,000 COVID-19 Tests Completed

February 14, 2021
Manitoba reached a testing milestone this weekend and has completed 500,000 tests for COVID-19 at provincial sites, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson and Dr. Brent Roussin,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #345

February 14, 2021
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: •    a male in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region...


COVID-19 Bulletin #344

February 13, 2021
Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: •    a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region. The...


COVID-19 Bulletin #343

February 12, 2021
Watch news conference February 12, 2021   COVID-19 BULLETIN #343   Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #38

February 12, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 52,664 doses of vaccine have been administered including 34,410 first doses and 18,254 second doses. As of today, Manitoba remains second among provinces in...


Peer Support Program Provides Services to Nearly 1,500 Manitobans in 2020

February 12, 2021
Nearly 1,500 Manitobans have accessed mental health services through Peer Connections, Manitoba’s peer support program that provides peer and family support services in Winnipeg and the...


Province Seeks Input from Parents on Future of Early Learning and Child Care in Manitoba

February 12, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching an online survey to promote the involvement of parents across the province in identifying their needs and priorities for child care and their ideas for...


COVID-19 Bulletin #342

February 11, 2021
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the...


Manitoba Supports Made-In-Canada COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Manitobans

February 11, 2021
The Manitoba government has agreed to purchase two million doses of a new, Canadian-researched and Manitoba-produced mRNA COVID-19 vaccine currently undergoing clinical trials to ensure...


Manitoba AgriInsurance Coverage Highest on Record

February 11, 2021
As the 2021 AgriInsurance contract will soon be released to Manitoba farmers, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource...


Province Offers Free Winter Family Fishing Weekend

February 11, 2021
Manitobans will be able to get outside and try their luck ice fishing at many of Manitoba’s world-class lakes and rivers during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend, Agriculture...


Manitoba Expanding Number of Professions Able to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

February 10, 2021
In order to build capacity and prepare for an unprecedented immunization campaign, the province has once again expanded the professions that will be able to protect Manitobans by administering...


COVID-19 Bulletin #341

February 10, 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...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #37

February 10, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 50,554 doses of vaccine have been administered including 33,930 first doses and 16,624 second doses. As of today, Manitoba remains second in the country in...


Immunization Clinic Opens in Winnipeg to First Nation Health-Care Workers, Traditional Healers and Knowledge Keepers

February 9, 2021
Representatives from the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team, in partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Southern...


COVID-19 Bulletin #340

February 9, 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 Prairie Mountain Health region,...


New Public Health Orders Formalize Next Steps of Province's Cautious Reopening Effective Feb. 12

February 9, 2021
Following feedback from Manitobans and advice from public health leaders, the province is loosening a variety of restrictions while ensuring protocols are in place to protect Manitobans from the...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

February 9, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 99 warnings and 39 tickets were issued for the...


Manitoba Government Announces New Chair for Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

February 8, 2021
The Manitoba government has appointed Patricia Solman as chair of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #339

February 8, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 60s from...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #36

February 8, 2021
Pharmacies and medical clinics can now apply to the province to administer COVID-19 vaccines, in anticipation of suitable vaccines being authorized by the federal government in the future. This...


Province Launches Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy

February 8, 2021
The province’s new Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy will ensure Manitoba creates the conditions to grow the economy now and in the future, Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration...


Province Partnering with Opportunities for Employment to Provide Supports for EIA Recipients Facing Employment Barriers

February 8, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing $1.9 million in a partnership with not-for-profit corporation Opportunities for Employment (OFE) to deliver three programs that will connect Employment and...


Transportation Services Cancelled for Community Living Disability Services Day Programs

February 8, 2021
Manitoba Families advises that transportation for adults who participate in Community Living DisABILITY Services day programs in Winnipeg are cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions....


Access to Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing to Expand to More Personal Care Homes

February 8, 2021
The province is expanding access to rapid COVID-19 testing for personal care home (PCH) staff, following the successful trial of rapid testing for asymptomatic staff (staff with no symptoms of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #338

February 7, 2021
Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a...


COVID-19 Bulletin #337

February 6, 2021
Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region; • a...


Agricultural Crown Land Auctions to Begin Next Week

February 5, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development is reminding producers that agricultural Crown land lease auctions will begin next week, Monday, Feb. 8. Allocating agricultural Crown land...


Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Enforcement Update

February 5, 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....


Manitoba Launches Second Intake for Efficient Trucking Program

February 5, 2021
The Manitoba government has launched a second round of applications for grants to support the transportation sector with rebates for fuel-saving technology and retrofits for heavy-duty vehicles...


COVID-19 Bulletin #336

February 5, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a female in her 40s from the...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #35

February 5, 2021
Manitoba continues to adjust its immunization plans in response to the ongoing reductions and delays in vaccine shipments to the province.  Manitoba has been told it can expect 3,510...


Province Increases Funding to Public School Divisions for Record High 2021-22 School Year

February 5, 2021
Manitoba’s public schools system will see another increase in the Funding of Schools Program for the 2021-22 school year of $20.8 million, or 1.56 per cent, for a total $1.35 billion, the...


Province Provides Over $60 Million to Regional Health Authorities to Offset COVID-Related Costs to Protect Manitobans

February 5, 2021
The Manitoba government has provided more than $60 million to regional health authorities to cover COVID-19-related costs incurred over the first two quarters of 2020-21, Health and Seniors Care...


Province Announces Appointment of New Provincial Court Judge

February 4, 2021
The Manitoba government has appointed Patrick Sullivan as a provincial court judge to serve in Brandon, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “I’m pleased to announce...


Manitoba Government Commits to Implementing All Recommendations in Maples Long Term Care Home Review

February 4, 2021
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will implement all 17 recommendations outlined in the external review of Maples Long Term Care Home, Health and Seniors Care...


COVID-19 Bulletin #335

February 4, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 70s from the...


Province Seeks Feedback on Next Steps in Reopening Plans to Balance Economic Activity and Health and Safety of Manitobans

February 4, 2021
After safely implementing modest changes to public health orders to slowly reopen the economy, Manitoba’s COVID-19 curve continues to bend in the right direction, Premier Brian Pallister...


COVID-19 Bulletin #334

February 3, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a female in her 70s from...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #34

February 3, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 43,318 doses of vaccine have been administered including 32,852 first doses and 10,466 second doses. As of Feb. 2, Manitoba remains second in the country in...


State of Emergency Extended in Continued Efforts to Protecting Health and Safety of Manitobans

February 2, 2021
The Manitoba government is extending the provincewide state of emergency to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and further protect Manitobans, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister...


Province Provides Update on Measures to Support and Protect Vulnerable Manitobans during COVID-19 Pandemic

February 2, 2021
The Manitoba government is taking a number of steps to ensure additional supports are available to Manitobans who rely on social services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Families Minister Rochelle...


COVID-19 Bulletin #333

February 2, 2021
  Due to a data reset, there are no deaths being reported today. The reset puts into place additional checks and balances, increases consistencies and improves regional data. The deaths...


Province Partnering with Physician, Pharmacist Organizations to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

February 2, 2021
The Manitoba government is partnering with organizations representing Manitoba physicians and pharmacists and their members to prepare for the province’s vaccine rollout of new vaccines...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

February 2, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 159 warnings and 56 tickets were issued for the...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Travel Restrictions

February 1, 2021
Due to concerns about COVID-19 variants now emerging and in order to provide additional clarity regarding public health orders, all Manitoba government Order-in-Council appointees, including...


First Nations, Provincial Officials Release Vaccination Plans to Protect First Nations People from COVID-19

February 1, 2021
Public health officials from the First Nations Pandemic Response Co-ordination Team (PRCT) and Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force today announced vaccination plans to protect...


Manitoba Offers Free Provincial Park Entry in Month of February

February 1, 2021
Manitoba Conservation and Climate will again offer free entry to provincial parks throughout the month of February so Manitobans and visitors can take advantage of the many winter activities...


COVID-19 Bulletin #332

February 1, 2021
Watch news conference Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:  • a male in his 70s...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #33

February 1, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 41,817 doses of vaccine have been administered including 32,461 first doses and 9,356 second doses. As of Jan. 31, Manitoba remains second in the country...


Manitoba Government Signs Agreement with Government of Canada to Support Essential Air Access to Remote Communities

February 1, 2021
The governments of Canada and Manitoba have signed an agreement that will ensure air services to remote northern communities continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development and Jobs...


Government of Canada Announces Agreement with Government of Manitoba to Support Essential Air Access to Remote Communities

February 1, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on remote communities that depend on small air carriers for essential goods, services, and for access in and out of the community. As the...


Seniors Care, Mental Health, and Chronic and Complex Care Prioritized in Agreement Reached Between Province and Doctors Manitoba

February 1, 2021
Seniors Care, mental health, and care for chronic and complex conditions have been identified as shared priority areas of focus for Manitoba physicians and the provincial government in an...


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