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News Releases


COVID-19 Bulletin #196

September 21, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 22 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to...


Construction to Begin on West Perimeter Highway

September 21, 2020
Manitoba Infrastructure is advising that work is beginning on PTH 100 (Perimeter Highway) to replace the median barrier between Portage Avenue and the Assiniboine River, and that some traffic...


Province Begins Distribution of Millions of Dollars for Safe Schools

September 21, 2020
The Manitoba government is providing direct support and funding to ensure safe and healthy learning environments, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.   “Our...


Manitoba Kicks Off Sixth Annual Farm and Food Awareness Week

September 21, 2020
Manitobans are encouraged to learn more about where their food comes from and how their food is produced, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen said as the sixth annual...


COVID-19 Bulletin #195

September 20, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.9 per cent and 29 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today.   ...


COVID-19 Bulletin #194

September 19, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.6 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #193

September 18, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 40 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


Manitobans Reminded Minimum Wage Will Increase Oct. 1

September 18, 2020
Manitoba Finance reminds Manitobans the minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $11.90 Oct. 1.   The increase of 25 cents per hour will raise the current minimum wage to $11.90...


COVID-19 Bulletin #192

September 17, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30...


Province Invests $1.5 Million to Support Homeless Shelters as Part of COVID-19 Response

September 17, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing an additional $1.5 million to support the ongoing and expanded needs of homeless shelters serving some of the province’s most vulnerable people...


Province Reports Largest-Ever Seizure of Contraband Cigarettes Brought Into Manitoba

September 16, 2020
Manitoba Finance Taxation Special Investigations Unit, in a joint operation with the Brandon Police Major Crimes Section and the Ontario Ministry of Finance Investigations, has made the...


Province Taking Steps to Hold Federal Government Accountable for Closing the Service Gap on Reserve

September 16, 2020
The Manitoba government is seeking a judicial review of a Manitoba Human Rights Commission (MHRC) decision that found a First Nations family was discriminated against because they could not...


COVID-19 Bulletin #191

September 16, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.5 per cent and 23 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30...


Manitoba Government Investing in New Emergency Medical Services Station in Selkirk

September 16, 2020
Watch news conference SELKIRK—A new emergency medical services (EMS) facility will be constructed in Selkirk as part of Manitoba’s commitment to developing a flexible...


Manitoba Government Making Progress to Facilitate Visits at Personal Care Homes

September 15, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government has awarded a construction tender to Manitoba-based PCL Constructors Canada Inc. for the development and construction of all-season...


COVID-19 Bulletin #190

September 15, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 17 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


Province Issues Tender for New Bridge on PTH 59

September 15, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is moving forward with the tendering process for a new bridge on Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 59 over the Red River Floodway,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #189

September 14, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


Manitoba Further Expands Back to Work Wage Subsidy Program

September 14, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part of its continued commitment to safely restarting the provincial...


Province Ensures Support for Recycling and Waste Diversion Programming

September 14, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will provide $10 million toward recycling and waste diversion during the COVID-19 pandemic, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah...


COVID-19 Bulletin #188

September 13, 2020
Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute at 720 Alverstone St. in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the morning and Thursday Sept. 10...


COVID-19 Bulletin #187

September 13, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.1 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #186

September 12, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 17 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the number...


COVID-19 Bulletin #185

September 11, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of...


Province Advises Employer Prosecuted for Workplace Incident

September 11, 2020
Manitoba Finance is reminding employers to ensure workplaces are safe and adequate safeguards are in place for machines after an employer was prosecuted for violations of The Workplace Safety...


Province Issuing Request for Proposals to Expand 24-7 Community Drop-In Capacity for People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues

September 11, 2020
The Manitoba government is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to create community drop-in space for adults with addictions and mental health issues to ensure services are available 24 hours a...


Manitoba Government Announces Disaster Financial Assistance Programs

September 11, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will provide disaster financial assistance (DFA) for three high water/weather-related events that hit the province earlier this year,...


Province Renews Nine Emergency Measures Act Orders as Part of COVID-19 Response

September 10, 2020
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba government has renewed a number of orders under the Emergency Measures Act to help individuals, business and government cope with...


State of Emergency Extension Supports COVID-19 Pandemic Work

September 10, 2020
The Manitoba government will extend the provincewide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to continue to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of...


Manitoba Families Welcomes Ombudsman Investigation to Ensure Privacy, Security of Client Information

September 10, 2020
Manitoba Families welcomes and will fully co-operate with an investigation launched today by the Manitoba Ombudsman, which will focus on protecting personal information and preventing privacy...


COVID-19 Bulletin #184

September 10, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.2 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30...


Province Invests $6 Million to Help Support Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

September 10, 2020
Watch news conference   STONEWALL—The Manitoba government has established a $6 million endowment with the Interlake Community Foundation to support the Oak Hammock...


COVID-19 Bulletin #183

September 9, 2020
Public health officials are advising that a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended Churchill High School, located at 510 Hay St. in Winnipeg, and used Winnipeg Transit on Tuesday, Sept. 8. ...


Province Announces Changes to Senior Ranks of Manitoba Public Service

September 9, 2020
The Manitoba government has made changes to the senior ranks of the Manitoba public service with the appointment of new deputy ministers, Premier Pallister announced today.  ...


COVID-19 Bulletin #182

September 9, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 16 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total...


$134-Million Interprovincial Agreement Renewed for Western College of Veterinary Medicine

September 9, 2020
Three provincial governments announced the renewal of their financial commitment to the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) today.   ...


Provincial Measures to Save Manitoban Households $812 on Average in 2020

September 9, 2020
Watch news conference Manitoba households are saving on average $812 this year because of measures taken by the provincial government in Budget 2020 and its COVID-19 response, Premier...


COVID-19 Bulletin #181

September 8, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30...


COVID-19 Bulletin #180

September 7, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total...


High Wind Effect Warning Issued for South Shores of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

September 6, 2020
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises high winds developing today and lasting until late evening may result in high wind effects.   The advisory affects...


COVID-19 Bulletin #179

September 6, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.2 per cent and 29 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total...


COVID-19 Bulletin #178

September 5, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total...


Labour Force Statistics for August Demonstrate Continued Success of Provincial Support Programs

September 4, 2020
The latest economic indicators from Statistics Canada show Manitoba’s employment numbers increased by 8,100 from July to August, affirming the province’s #RestartMB plan is enabling...


COVID-19 Bulletin #177

September 4, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and nine new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the...


Manitoba Government Joins Partners to Invest More Than $325,000 in Trails for Healthy Active Living

September 4, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government and a number of partners are jointly investing more than $325,000 to enhance a trail network in Whiteshell Provincial Park with an...


Province Announces Online Engagement for Improved Safety on PTH 52 in Mitchell

September 4, 2020
The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to receive input on safety improvements for Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 52 in Mitchell, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler...


Free Provincial Park Entry for Labour Day Weekend

September 3, 2020
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.  ...


COVID-19 Bulletin #176

September 3, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise a 15th and 16th death related to COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. The individuals...


Province Recognizes Important Work of Correctional Officers and Juvenile Counsellors by Proclaiming Correctional Worker Day

September 3, 2020
The Manitoba government has proclaimed Sept. 3, 2020, as Correctional Worker Day to recognize the important work of correctional officers and juvenile counsellors, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen...


High Wind Effect Warning Issued for South Shores of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

September 2, 2020
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises high winds developing overnight Wednesday and lasting until Thursday midnight. This may result in high wind effects along the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #175

September 2, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 13 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case...


Province Provides Restoring Safe Schools Information Package for Students, Parents and Educators

September 2, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government has prepared a number of informational materials for students, parents and teachers as they prepare for a safe and informed return to...


Manitoba Invests $3.5 Million in New Addictions Supports for HSC Winnipeg's Emergency Department

September 2, 2020
Watch news conference A new unit and additional addictions, mental health and security staff will be added to the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg emergency department (ED), to...


Province Provides Update on Dam at Rivers

September 1, 2020
Manitoba Infrastructure is advising the water level at the dam at Rivers on the Little Saskatchewan River is at the crest of the spillway and the spillway has essentially stopped flowing water....


COVID-19 Bulletin #174

September 1, 2020
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total...


Province Announces $8 Million Investment Through Manitoba Restart Program to Support Safer Detention Centres

September 1, 2020
BRANDON—The Manitoba government is providing law enforcement agencies in Brandon and Winnipeg with more than $8 million through the Manitoba Restart Program to support the construction of...


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