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Governments Invest in New Technology to Streamline Processing for Bothwell Cheese

May 21, 2019
As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $1,132,000 in Bothwell Cheese to advance its modernization efforts and enhance...


Province Celebrates International Museum Day

May 17, 2019
The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to take advantage of the opportunity to explore Manitoba’s history with a visit to a museum, Culture and...


Province Announces New Funding for Sector Councils

May 17, 2019
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is investing $24 million over four years to help sector councils provide workforce training and develop human resource services,...


Province Committed to Enhancing Manitoba Parks

May 17, 2019
GRAND BEACH—As part of Budget 2019, the province is investing nearly $10 million for capital projects in the provincial park system, while supporting the nature pillar of the Manitoba...


Manitoba Welcomes Investment in Silica Sand Extraction Project

May 17, 2019
The Manitoba government is welcoming a significant investment from Canadian Premium Sand Inc. (CPS) to establish a silica sand operation near Seymourville and Hollow Water First Nation, Growth,...


Government Approves Urgent Care Centre for Concordia Hospital, Implementing Other Recommendations Made in Peachey Review

May 16, 2019
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will implement recommendations made in a quality assurance assessment of planned changes within the Winnipeg health region, including...


Retailers Selected for Second Phase of Cannabis Stores

May 16, 2019
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade has completed its selection process to determine the second phase of cannabis retailers in the province. In July 2018, the province released a request...


Province Invests $754,000 in Body Scanning Technology at Three Correctional Centres

May 16, 2019
New body scanning technology that will keep drugs and other contraband out of Manitoba jails is now fully operational at correctional centres in Winnipeg, Brandon and The Pas, Justice Minister...


Province Issues High Wind Warning Effect for South Shore of Lake Manitoba

May 15, 2019
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre that forecasts of high winds developing over the next few hours have resulted in a high wind warning effect for the South Basin of Lake...


Investments Made to Provide Opioid Replacement Therapy Training for Prescribers

May 15, 2019
Health Canada and the Manitoba government are partnering with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba to increase training for prescribers who can administer opiate replacement...


Province Reconstructing and Paving 20-kilometre Section of PR 326 Near Arborg

May 14, 2019
ARBORG—A reconstruction and surfacing project along a 20-km section of PR 326 near Arborg will begin this summer, Premier Brian Pallister announced here today. “This roadway is...


Manitoba Introduces Tobacco Tax Amendment Act

May 14, 2019
The Manitoba government has introduced proposed legislation that would ensure the total retail price of tobacco will remain approximately the same once the provincial sales tax (PST) rate...


Province Partnering with Peguis First Nation to Create New Economic Opportunities

May 14, 2019
PEGUIS FIRST NATION—The Manitoba government is working in partnership with Peguis First Nation on two initiatives to advance reconciliation and self-determination, and create new economic...


Province Announces Appointment of Associate Chief Judge

May 14, 2019
The Manitoba government has appointed Judge Tracey Lord as the associate chief judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Judge Tracey...


Justice Minister Cliff Cullen (second from right) joined Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy to announce new funding for RCMP detachments across Manitoba, including HealthIM and youth-focused community safety initiatives.  They were joined by Cpl. Nirmal Rukhra (far left) , who provided a demonstration, and Dan Pearson Hirdes (far right) of HealthIM.

Manitoba Invests in Mental Health Assessment, Crime Prevention Initiatives with RCMP

May 13, 2019
The Manitoba government is providing more than $546,000 to support new resources for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachments across the province including $200,000 to expand the use of...


Province Kicks Off Fishing Season

May 10, 2019
Anglers will soon be able to drop a line in the water, and regardless of where they are headed, the public is reminded to follow all fishing rules and requirements to stop the spread of...


Province Advises Security Being Enhanced at Eden Mental Health Centre

May 10, 2019
WINKLER—Security will be enhanced at Eden Mental Health Centre and Boundary Trails Health Centre following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Southern Health-Santé...


Manitoba Posts Key Indicators on Criminal Justice System Modernization

May 10, 2019
The province is fulfilling its commitment to openness and transparency by reporting online to Manitobans on key quarterly and annual metrics from its Criminal Justice System Modernization...


Province Announces Summer Youth Job Opportunities

May 10, 2019
The Manitoba government is offering summer employment opportunities for students and youth, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “The Manitoba...


Manitoba Launches Consultations with Non-profit Organizations

May 9, 2019
The Manitoba government is developing a new strategy to build capacity and promote sustainability in the non-profit sector that will guide future provincial investments and inform transformation...


Province Creates Military Memorial Conservation Fund

May 8, 2019
The province is investing $2 million for the creation of an endowment fund to ensure military memorials can be preserved and maintained for future generations, Premier Brian Pallister and Sport,...


Province Launches Consultations on Bereavement Legislation

May 8, 2019
The Funeral Board of Manitoba has launched public consultations on bereavement legislation in Manitoba. As announced in the speech from the throne, a review of The Funeral Directors and...


Province Advises Alert Ready Test Tomorrow

May 7, 2019


Credit Rating Agency Recognizes Manitoba's Efforts to Balance Budget

May 7, 2019
Global credit rating agency DBRS Ltd. (DBRS) has confirmed Manitoba’s credit rating and recognized the government’s efforts to fix the province’s finances and return to...


Manitoba Announces New Fund to Advance Public Servant Skill Development

May 7, 2019
A new skills fund is being created to help public servants develop their talents and enhance their ability to provide quality services for Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today....


Province Introduces New Measures to Ensure Sustainability of Lake Winnipeg Fishery

May 6, 2019
The Manitoba government has completed a successful round of quota buy-back from commercial fishers on Lake Winnipeg and based on the results of recent consultations, will implement new minimum...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Productive Meetings with Manitoba's Grand Chiefs

May 6, 2019
My heartfelt thanks to Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Grand Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of Southern...


Province Completes Review of Disaster Financial Assistance Program

May 6, 2019
Watch news conference An improved provincial disaster financial assistance (DFA) program will result from recommendations made following an extensive program review done in...


Province Expands Funding for Arts Education

May 6, 2019
The Manitoba government is committing $20,000 to a new Arts Education Grant, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Manitoba Education and Training is...


Province Launches New Resource to Make Rental Properties Safer

May 6, 2019
The Manitoba government is launching a new fact sheet for landlords that clarifies the process for evicting tenants who are breaking the law and putting others at risk, Justice Minister Cliff...


Province Recognizes 74th Anniversary of Battle that Played Pivotal Role in Allied Victory in Second World War

May 5, 2019
Today, Manitobans are remembering the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous battle of the Second World War, said Jon Reyes, Manitoba’s special envoy of military affairs....


Province Commends Thompson on Community Wildfire Protection Plan

May 4, 2019
The Manitoba government commends the City of Thompson for being the first Manitoba community to complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and encourages other communities to make the...


Alert Ready Public Awareness Test Wednesday, May 8 at 1:55 p.m.

May 3, 2019
An Alert Ready public awareness test message is scheduled to take place in Manitoba on Wednesday, May 8, as part of Emergency Preparedness Week 2019, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler,...


Statement from Minister Pedersen on the Workers Compensation Board Distribution of Surplus Funds

May 3, 2019
On behalf of the Manitoba government, I commend the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) and its board of directors’ decision, which is a result of sound management at the...


Province Confirms Date, Selection Process for Cannabis Retail Draw

May 3, 2019
The selection process for the second phase of Manitoba’s cannabis retail rollout will take place on May 15, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today....


Province Announces Investment in Brandon Police Service

May 3, 2019
BRANDON—The Manitoba government is providing more than $130,000 from Manitoba Justice’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to the Brandon Police Service to improve safety for their...


Province Commissions Quality Assurance Assessment of Clinical Consolidation Plan

May 2, 2019
The Manitoba government has invited Dr. David Peachey to conduct a quality assurance assessment of the second phase of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) clinical...


Manitoba Government Expands Successful Employment Service to Westman Region

May 2, 2019
BRANDON—A successful program designed to help job-seekers find and prepare for employment is expanding to Brandon, ensuring people in the Westman region can access these important supports...


Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler is joined by Tiffany Fell (L), Mayor of the R.M. of Springfield and Shelley Hart (R) Mayor of the R.M. of East St. Paul in announcing the Manitoba government is moving ahead with detailed design work and a public engagement session for a new bridge on PTH 59 North over the Red River Floodway.

Work Underway to Replace Bridge on PTH 59 North over Red River Floodway

May 2, 2019
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is moving ahead with detailed design work and a public engagement session for a new bridge on PTH 59 North over the Red River Floodway,...


Governments Invest in New Child-care Centre for Virden Families

May 2, 2019
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $2.7 million in capital funding and ongoing annual support to a new 66-space child-care centre in Virden expected to open this fall,...


Governments Mark Grand Opening of New Child-care Centre in Rivers, Serving Local Children and Families

May 1, 2019
The governments of Canada and Manitoba celebrated an important milestone for young families at the grand opening of the new Riverdale Community Daycare in Rivers, Manitoba Families Minister...


Province Announces Support for Rivers Police Service

May 1, 2019
RIVERS—The Manitoba government is providing nearly $6,500 from Manitoba Justice’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to the Rivers Police Service to improve safety for their officers...


Province Supports Take Pride Winnipeg!

May 1, 2019
The Manitoba government is providing funding to support community-based programs that help keep neighbourhoods healthy and clean. “Manitobans have a proud history of...


Manitoba Celebrates Music Month

May 1, 2019
The Manitoba government is proclaiming May as Music Month and kicking off a concert series to celebrate music education in the province, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced...


Province Releases Report on Government Advertising

May 1, 2019
The Manitoba government today released a report that sets out recommendations for ensuring the public receives the information it needs during pre-election publication bans and that government...


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