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Manitoba Proposes New Agreement to Secure the Future of IG Field

May 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is proposing a new agreement between the province, Triple B Stadium Inc., and the Winnipeg Football Club in order to protect and sustain the viability of IG Field,...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

May 14, 2021
The Manitoba government continues to take strong action to protect Manitobans and advises that personnel empowered to enforce public health orders will be out in full force again this weekend....


Applications Now Open for Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave Program

May 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is inviting employers to apply now for the new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program to help cover the costs of employee sick leave related to COVID-19, Economic...


COVID-19 Bulletin #431

May 14, 2021
Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.8 per cent provincially and 14.2 per...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #78

May 14, 2021
Young people aged 12 and up are now eligible to book their first-dose appointments. To make the visit as easy as possible, young people aged 12 to 15 can either attend the appointment with a...


Province Supports Francophone Child-Care Centre

May 14, 2021
The Manitoba government has provided $100,000 to support the redevelopment and opening of Le P’Tit Paradis Child Care Centre, a Winnipeg facility that ensures francophone parents can have...


Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Enforcement Update

May 14, 2021
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources, including compliance checks for...


Manitoba Expands Pfizer Vaccine Eligibility to Young People Aged 12 to 17

May 14, 2021
Manitoba is becoming one of the first jurisdictions in the country to allow young people aged 12 to 17 to book their Pfizer vaccine appointment, with the goal of protecting even more people,...


Province Makes New Investments to Help Sustain Local Fisheries

May 14, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing more than $800,000 to help sustain the province’s world-class fisheries, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today....


Statement from Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard on Final Licences for Churchill River Diversion, Lake Winnipeg Regulation and Jenpeg Generating Station

May 13, 2021
Today, Manitoba Conservation and Climate issued the final licences to Manitoba Hydro for the Churchill River Diversion, Lake Winnipeg Regulation and Jenpeg Generating Station. The province...


Manitoba Issues Final Licences for Churchill River Diversion, Lake Winnipeg Regulation and Jenpeg Generating Station

May 13, 2021
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that following Crown-Indigenous consultation processes, final licences have been issued to Manitoba Hydro for the Churchill River Diversion, Lake...


Province Commits to Reducing Vehicle Registration Fees

May 13, 2021
The Manitoba government will be reducing vehicle registration fees on July 1, for the second year in a row, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “As part of our...


Fire Bulletin #8

May 13, 2021
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that with the fire risk being high to extreme across much of the province, additional fire and travel restrictions and an immediate ban on campfires are...


COVID-19 Bulletin #430

May 13, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7...


Province to Partner with Xplornet to Improve Connectivity to Hundreds of Rural, Remote and Indigenous Communities Throughout Manitoba

May 13, 2021
Following a competitive tendering process, the Manitoba government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xplornet Communications Inc. to connect more than 125,000 unserved or underserved...


Manitoba Government Announces Additional Supports to Offset Child-Care Sector's Losses, Cover Fees for Families During Period of Remote Learning

May 12, 2021
The Manitoba government is committing up to $1.9 million to support and protect families and early learning and child-care (ELCC) facilities affected by the new move to remote learning in...


Fire Bulletin #7

May 12, 2021
All Manitobans are urged to use extra caution and be mindful of any activity that could result in a wildfire starting and quickly getting out of control in the current extremely dry conditions....


COVID-19 Bulletin #429

May 12, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 50s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #77

May 12, 2021
Manitoba is adjusting its approach to the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine in response to ongoing evidence and supply. First doses can continue to be administered, but only to people who might not...


Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on Indigenous Nursing Day

May 12, 2021
Indigenous Nurses Day celebrates the hard work and dedication of our First Nations, Métis and Inuit care providers across Manitoba. Indigenous nurses in Canada not only serve our...


Manitoba Fishing Season Officially Kicks Off in the Southern Division this Weekend

May 12, 2021
The 2021-22 fishing season officially opens Saturday, May 15 in the southern division and Saturday, May 22 in the rest of the province, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine...


Joint Statement from Premier Brian Pallister and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on the 151st Anniversary of Manitoba Day

May 12, 2021
Together, we virtually join all Manitobans, near and abroad, to mark Manitoba Day. On this day 151 years ago, the Manitoba Act received royal assent, paving the way to our province’s entry...


Manitoba Government Introduces Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

May 11, 2021
The province is introducing changes to the Employment Standards Code that would allow Manitoba workers to take a three-hour paid leave to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Finance Minister Scott...


COVID-19 Bulletin #428

May 11, 2021
Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 14.2 per...


COVID-19 Enforcement Bulletin

May 11, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 97 warnings and 60 tickets were issued for the...


Influencer-Led Vaccination Campaign Encourages Young First Nation People to Protect Themselves and Their Communities

May 11, 2021
The new Protect Our People MB campaign officially launched today to encourage vaccine confidence and uptake among young First Nation people throughout the province. This grassroots campaign is...


Province to Provide $5 Million in Matching Funds to Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba for Facility Expansion

May 11, 2021
The Manitoba government is committing $5 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Manitoba to support construction of a new facility that will almost triple the accommodation capacity...


Fire Bulletin #6

May 10, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions, strong winds and predicted warming weather, level two travel restrictions have been put in place for many parts of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #427

May 10, 2021
Public health officials advise that four new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:  • a male in his 40s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #76

May 10, 2021
Eligibility Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 30 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older.  In...


Province Provides Over $75 Million for Businesses Impacted by New Public Health Orders

May 10, 2021
The Manitoba government is increasing its budget for the Manitoba Bridge Grant and will be making a fourth round of up to $5,000 payments for eligible businesses and organizations to help...


Manitoba Investing in Enhanced Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

May 10, 2021
The Manitoba government will invest $4 million toward expanding HSC Winnipeg’s adult epilepsy monitoring unit, a crucial step toward reducing the need for patients to travel outside the...


Statement from Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson on National Nursing Week

May 10, 2021
As we mark National Nursing Week in Canada from May 10 to 16, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our nurses, who have been on the front lines of this pandemic since it first began. We...


K-12 Schools in Winnipeg, Brandon to Move to Remote Learning Effective May 12

May 9, 2021
As a proactive measure and to mitigate increasing transmission of COVID-19, all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in the City of Winnipeg and the City of Brandon will move to remote learning...


COVID-19 Bulletin #426

May 9, 2021
Public health officials advise that three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:   •    a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region,...


Statement from Justice Minister Cameron Friesen on National Policing Week

May 9, 2021
Today marks the beginning of National Police Week, and this year the theme is “Working together to keep our communities safe.”  We are proud to be a partner in public safety....


Fire Bulletin #5

May 8, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions, strong winds and predicted warming weather, burning permit restrictions are being expanded across southeastern...


COVID-19 Bulletin #425

May 8, 2021
Public health officials advise that three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:   •    a female in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region;...


Significant Restrictions Introduced to Protect Manitobans and Relieve Stress on Health Care System

May 7, 2021
Strict new public health orders to close restaurants, bars, patios, gyms, fitness centres, museums and day camps as well as restrict retail capacity will come into effect on Sunday to help slow...


Fire Bulletin #4

May 7, 2021
The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that due to continued dry conditions and predicted warming weather, burning permit restrictions are being implemented immediately in southwest...


COVID-19 Bulletin #424

May 7, 2021
Public health officials advise that one new death in people with COVID-19 has been reported today:  • a male in his 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #75

May 7, 2021
Eligibility   Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 40 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older.  ...


Manitoba Launches New Financial Support for Paid Sick Leave Related to COVID-19

May 7, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching a new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program to provide direct financial assistance to help fill gaps between federal programming and current provincial...


Manitoba Government Protects Youth, Supports Continued Safe Housing

May 7, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing more than $240,000 for case management and mental health supports provided through Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) to continue to protect young...


Tens of Thousands of Students Benefit from Mental Health Promotion Project at Schools

May 7, 2021
An expansion of Manitoba’s Thrival Kits project is seeing tremendous success provincewide, with more than 28,000 students in grades 4 to 6 at 296 schools now able to access evidence-based...


Province Invests in Creation of New Water Management Strategy

May 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is investing up to $1 million to support the development and implementation of Manitoba’s new provincial water management strategy, Agriculture and Resource...


COVID-19 Bulletin #423

May 6, 2021
Public health officials advise that four new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 50s from the Prairie Mountain Health region; • a...


Province Launches Online Public Engagement on Manitoba's Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry

May 6, 2021
The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to seek feedback on the priorities and future direction of Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food industry, Agriculture and...


Province Provides More Than $20 Million Toward Adult Education

May 5, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing more than $20 million in operating grants toward Manitoba Adult Learning Centres and Adult Literacy Programs, including a one-time COVID-19 relief grant,...


Province Proclaims Month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 5, 2021
The Manitoba government has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and reminds motorists to share the roads and look twice for motorcycles, Infrastructure Minister Ron...


Manitoba has Administered More Than 500,000 Doses to Protect Against COVID-19

May 5, 2021
Manitoba continues to make progress in the largest immunization campaign in the province’s history, as more than 500,000 doses have been administered and more than 40 per cent of people...


COVID-19 Bulletin #422

May 5, 2021
Public health officials advise that two new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and • a female...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #74

May 5, 2021
Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 45 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older. Manitoba expects that eligibility...


Manitoba Government Invests $1.3 Million in Northern Healthy Food Initiative

May 5, 2021
 The Manitoba government is investing $1.3 million toward the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative (NHFI) to support northern food security projects, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister...


Standing Hearing for Inquest into Deaths of Gagnon, Bagot, Thompson, Fosseneuve, Cochrane and Chommany

May 4, 2021
A standing hearing to determine who can participate in upcoming inquests into the deaths of Patrick Gagnon, Michael Bagot, Sean Thompson and Matthew Fosseneuve has been rescheduled. This hearing...


COVID-19 Bulletin #421

May 4, 2021
Public health officials advise that one new death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today:  • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #73

May 4, 2021
Vaccine eligibility is expanding to include all adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in the Winnipeg communities of River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

May 4, 2021
The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 112 warnings and 58 tickets were issued for the...


Province Advises Alert Ready Test Tomorrow

May 4, 2021
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is reminding Manitobans the National Public Alerting System, Alert Ready, is scheduled to issue an emergency test message on...


Information on Manganese in Drinking Water for Private Well Owners

May 3, 2021
The province advises that a number of wells in Manitoba may exceed a new health-based guideline for manganese. Previously, manganese was thought to have only esthetic impacts. Based on new...


COVID-19 Enforcement Update

May 3, 2021
The Manitoba government continues to take strong action to protect Manitobans and advises that personnel empowered to enforce public health orders were present at rallies in Winnipeg and Winkler...


COVID-19 Bulletin #420

May 3, 2021
Public health officials advise that one new death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7...


COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #72

May 3, 2021
Eligibility Eligibility has been expanded today to include all Indigenous people aged 18 and older.  Eligibility also includes people aged 18 and older who: • are...


Manitoba Doctors Support Vaccine Campaign at Winnipeg Super Sites

May 3, 2021
A new collaboration with Doctors Manitoba is helping to add additional capacity at immunization super sites in Winnipeg, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today....


All Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba 18 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

May 3, 2021
All Indigenous people over the age of 18, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, are now eligible to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Health and Seniors Care...


Province Opens Intake for Canada-Manitoba Job Grants

May 3, 2021
The Manitoba government has opened intake for the Canada–Manitoba Job Grant and increased investment to $8 million this year to help more employers with employee training, Economic...


Manitobans Encouraged to Take Precautions to Minimize Risk of Tick Exposure

May 3, 2021
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and public health officials with Manitoba Health and Seniors Care remind Manitobans that tick-borne diseases are preventable. People can protect themselves by...


Province Enhances Access to Online Summer School for Grade 9 to 12 Students

May 3, 2021
Following a successful past summer program, the province is renewing its partnership with InformNet to increase access to online summer school programming and provide one more avenue for...


COVID-19 Bulletin #419

May 2, 2021
Public health officials advise that two new deaths in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 30s from the Northern health region; and • a male...


Emergency Preparedness Week Declared in Manitoba

May 2, 2021
The Manitoba government is encouraging all Manitobans to take the opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness to protect their families and communities during an emergency, Infrastructure...


COVID-19 Bulletin #418

May 1, 2021
Public health officials advise that two new deaths in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 60s from the Northern health region; and • a male...


Province to Invest $2 Million in Hunter Safety Programming

May 1, 2021
The Manitoba government is making a historic investment in support of hunter education and safety, which will enhance sustainable wildlife management and support the safe enjoyment of...


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