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Manitoba Government Recognizes Municipal Government Awareness Week

November 28, 2023
BRANDON—The Manitoba government has proclaimed the week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 as Municipal Government Awareness Week, Municipal and Northern Relations Minister Ian Bushie announced here...


Manitoba Government Providing up to $1.46 Million to Support Service Delivery Improvements for Nine Municipal Projects

November 28, 2023
BRANDON—The Manitoba government is investing up to $1.46 million for nine projects prioritized from the third intake of applications under the Municipal Service Delivery...


Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as Provincial Statutory Holiday

November 27, 2023
The Manitoba government introduced Bill 4, the Employment Standards Code Amendment and Interpretation Amendment Act, that would establish Sept. 30 as a provincial statutory holiday in the...


Manitoba Government Launches 'Listening to the Front Lines' Health-Care Tour

November 27, 2023
The Manitoba government will be listening to the ideas, concerns and priorities of front-line health-care workers at a series of in-person conversations to be held across Manitoba, Premier Wab...


Manitoba Government Making Agricultural Crown Land Leases More Affordable for Producers

November 24, 2023
ERIKSDALE—Effective immediately, the Manitoba government is increasing the temporary rent reduction scheduled for agricultural Crown land (ACL) forage leases to 55 per cent from 33 per...


Statement from Finance Minister Adrien Sala, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro, on Hydro Second Quarter Report

November 24, 2023
Manitoba Hydro belongs to Manitobans. Our government’s responsibility is to ensure Manitoba Hydro can continue to deliver affordable rates for generations to come, while creating good jobs...


Manitoba Government Recognizes Community Work at Start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

November 24, 2023
The Manitoba government is recognizing those working in the gender-based violence sector and honouring survivors throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence...


Manitoba Government Takes Steps to Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

November 24, 2023
The Manitoba government is taking steps to reduce waits in emergency departments in Winnipeg, Selkirk and Brandon by adding capacity and expanding patient discharges from five to seven days...


Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Marlon Whincup

November 24, 2023
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Marlon Whincup of Marius, born on July 15, 1990.  On Dec. 15, 2021, in the...


Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards Honours 18 Young Manitobans for Outstanding Achievements in Volunteerism, Academics, Art and More

November 23, 2023
At its 29th annual ceremony, the Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards (MIYAA) celebrated exceptional Indigenous young people making a difference in our community, Education and Early...


Manitoba Government Introduces Legislation to Make Lives More Affordable for Manitobans by Lowering Fuel Taxes

November 23, 2023
The Manitoba government is introducing amendments to the fuel tax act, which would temporarily pause the collection of the provincial tax on gasoline for at least six months starting next year,...


Manitoba Government Introduces Bill to Recognize Louis Riel as First Premier of Manitoba

November 23, 2023
The Manitoba government is honouring the legacy of Louis Riel by introducing legislation that would recognize him as the first premier of Manitoba, Premier Wab Kinew, minister responsible...


Standing Hearing Set for Inquest into the Death of John George Ettawakapow

November 23, 2023
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of John George Ettawakapow, 54, of The Pas.  On Oct. 5, 2019, The Pas RCMP...


Standing Hearing Set for Inquest into the Death of Darren Michael Wood

November 22, 2023
A hearing date has been set to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Darren Michael Wood, 28, of Winnipeg.  On May 29, 2021, Winnipeg Police Service...


Province Issues High Wind Effect Warning for Parts of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

November 22, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises high winds expected to develop this afternoon and last until Thursday afternoon may result in high wind...


Manitoba Government Presents Throne Speech Welcoming 'A New Day in Manitoba'

November 21, 2023
The Manitoba government, joined by community leaders from across the province, laid out its plan to work together, strengthen health care, lower costs for families and grow the...


Manitoba Government Celebrates Restorative Justice Week

November 20, 2023
The Manitoba government has proclaimed Nov. 19 to 25 as Restorative Justice Week, highlighting the accomplishments of restorative justice practices in the province, Justice Minister Matt Wiebe...


Manitoba Government Raises Flag on Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2023
The Manitoba government is showing support for transgender Manitobans by raising the transgender flag in Memorial Park on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine,...


First Session of the 43rd Manitoba Legislature to open Tuesday, Nov. 21 With Speech from the Throne

November 20, 2023
The first session of the 43rd Manitoba legislature is expected to open at approximately 1:30 p.m. tomorrow with the reading of the speech from the throne by Lt.-Gov. Anita R. Neville. The...


Manitoba Government Honoured with Construction Awards, Announces 2023-24 Winter Advertising Schedule

November 17, 2023
The Manitoba government has announced it will be releasing the 2023-24 winter advertising schedule today. The announcement took place at the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association...


Manitoba Government Announces Funding for Dauphin Community Safety Efforts

November 17, 2023
The Manitoba government has partnered with the City of Dauphin to address crime by using funds from the Criminal Property Forfeiture (CPF) Fund toward the installation of CCTV cameras on all...


Statement from Indigenous Economic Development Minister Ian Bushie on Meeting of Indigenous Leaders and Federal, Provincial and Territorial Indigenous Affairs Ministers

November 17, 2023
I am pleased to have participated on behalf of the Manitoba government at the meeting of Indigenous leaders and federal, provincial, and territorial Indigenous affairs ministers held in Ottawa...


Manitoba Government Concludes the Work of Surgical Task Force, Takes Steps to Build Capacity in Manitoba

November 17, 2023
The Manitoba government is taking steps to conclude the work of the Diagnostic and Surgical Recovery Task Force (DSRTF), redirecting focus and funding back to public health-care delivery...


Legislative Building Doors Open to Welcome Manitobans to Kick Off Holiday Season

November 16, 2023
After years of virtual celebrations and cancellations, the Manitoba government is inviting all Manitobans to visit the Legislative Building for the 2023 holiday open house, Premier Wab Kinew...


Manitoba Government Announces Recipients of 2023 Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction

November 16, 2023
Apprenticeship Manitoba honoured two businesses and three individuals last night at the 17th annual Awards of Distinction hosted by the Apprenticeship and Certification Board at the RBC...


Manitoba Government Enhances Public Alerting System Through Partnership with RCMP

November 15, 2023
Manitoba’s Emergency Management Organization is providing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Manitoba with the training and authority to issue emergency alerts through the Alert...


Standing Hearing for Inquest into Deaths of Michael Monney, Adrian Fillion and Nolan Thomas

November 14, 2023
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the deaths of: Michael Monney of Stony Mountain (date of birth March 1, 1992);...


Province Advises of Alert Ready Test Tomorrow

November 14, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Emergency Management Organization is notifying Manitobans the National Public Alerting System, Alert Ready, is scheduled to issue an emergency...


Leaders in Education Take Part in Inaugural MamÓhtawisiwin Symposium to Support Health and Well-Being of Manitoba Students and Children

November 14, 2023
Up to 800 attendees are expected to gather in Winnipeg today for the first-ever Mamàhtawisiwin Symposium, which will highlight putting students and children at the centre of the education...


Statement from Premier Wab Kinew on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2023
Today, Nov. 11, our government joins Manitobans to honour and remember the brave service people and veterans who have served our great country. We commit to them that we will never forget their...


Manitoba Government Establishes Westman Regional Cabinet Office

November 10, 2023
BRANDON—Premier Wab Kinew travelled to Brandon today to announce the establishment of a new Westman regional cabinet office that will act as a liaison between families, businesses and...


Manitoba Government Grants $50,000 to Festival du Voyageur for Structural Work at Fort Gibraltar

November 9, 2023
The Manitoba government is providing $50,000 in one-time grant funding to support Festival du Voyageur’s safe occupancy of Fort Gibraltar project to ensure the annual festival can proceed,...


Governments of Canada and Manitoba Invest Nearly $500 Million to Deliver Clean, Reliable, and Affordable Electricity to Manitobans

November 9, 2023
Today in Winnipeg, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew announced a joint investment of $475.6 million to strengthen Manitoba’s clean...


Province Issues High Wind Effect Warning for Parts of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

November 8, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises high winds expected to develop this evening and last until Thursday evening may result in high wind effects...


Premier Wab Kinew Takes Steps to Address Health-Care Retention and Affordability

November 6, 2023
HALIFAX, N.S.—At the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax this weekend, Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew laid out his government’s priorities for Manitobans including addressing...


Province Advises Trans-Canada Highway Reopened on West Side of Portage la Prairie

November 6, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) reports that construction on the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 1A at the interchange on the west side of Portage la...


Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards Nominations Open for Outstanding Manitoba Educators

November 6, 2023
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023-24 Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards to recognize exceptional achievements in education, Education and Early Childhood Learning...


Manitoba Government Recognizes National Francophone Immigration Week from Nov. 5 to 11

November 5, 2023
The Manitoba government has proclaimed the week of Nov. 5 to 11 as National Francophone Immigration Week in the province, announced Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino and Sport,...


Manitoba Conservation Officer Service Enforcement Update

November 3, 2023
Manitoba Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources advises conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources through a variety of...


Province Advises Construction Continues on Daly Overpass In Brandon

November 3, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) reports that construction continues on the Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 10 Daly Overpass in Brandon. Asphalt paving has started on the...


Daylight Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 5

November 3, 2023
Manitoba Municipal and Northern Relations reminds all Manitobans that daylight time will end in Manitoba early Sunday morning when clocks will be set back one hour.  Under the Official...


Speech from the Throne to be Delivered Nov. 21

November 2, 2023
The Manitoba government will unveil its plans for the year ahead with a focus on fixing health care, affordability and ending chronic homelessness in a speech from the throne to be delivered...


Manitoba Government Makes 24-7 Shelters a Reality Across Manitoba

November 2, 2023
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is supporting select shelters across Manitoba to operate 24-7 and provide all-day and all-night support as winter sets in, Housing,...


Statement from Justice Minister Matt Wiebe, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance, on MPI's Strike Settlement

November 1, 2023
Watch news conference After two months on the picket lines, the strike at Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has ended after Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union...


Statement from Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine, Minister Responsible for Gender Equity, on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 1, 2023
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time. It thrives in threats, demands silence and shames our sense of self,...


Province Advises Outflow from Shellmouth Reservoir to Increase

November 1, 2023
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports the outflow from the Shellmouth Reservoir will be increasing today as part of the normal operation to draw...


Manitoba Government Recognizes Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in the Province

November 1, 2023
The Manitoba government recognizes November as Indigenous Disability Awareness Month by raising awareness of the particular barriers faced by Indigenous Peoples living with disabilities,...


Manitoba Youth Get On-The-Job Experience During Take our Kids to Work Day

November 1, 2023
Today, thousands of Manitoba young people will join parents, caregivers and family members in their workplaces as they take part in Take Our Kids to Work Day, announced Education and Early...


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