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News Releases


Province Appoints New Board Member to Insurance Council of Manitoba's General Business Council

October 16, 2018
The Manitoba government has appointed one new member to the General Insurance Council of the Insurance Council of Manitoba, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “The...


Manitoba Streamlines Enforcement Efforts for Aquatic Invasive Species

October 16, 2018
The Manitoba government has streamlined the enforcement efforts aimed at ensuring boaters and watercraft users follow all the required steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species...


New Penalties for Distracted Driving to Come Into Effect Nov. 1

October 16, 2018
Changes under The Highway Traffic Act and the Drivers and Vehicles Act that come into force Nov. 1 will allow for short-term roadside licence suspensions for using a cellphone or other...


Manitoba and North Dakota Continue to Collaborate in the Agricultural Sector

October 15, 2018
Manitoba and the North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to encourage greater collaboration in the agricultural sector at the Tri-National Agricultural...


Manitoba Renews Recycling Plan for Used Oil and Antifreeze

October 15, 2018
The Manitoba government kicked off Waste Reduction Week by confirming the approval of the stewardship program plan for the continued collection and recycling of used oil and oil containers,...


Pre-budget Consultations Soon Underway

October 15, 2018
Budget 2019’s pre-budget consultations will soon be underway and Manitobans are encouraged to take the opportunity to share their ideas and views for the upcoming provincial budget,...


Province Announces South Perimeter Safety Upgrades Planned

October 12, 2018
Work to support safety and improve traffic flow on the South Perimeter Highway will take place over the next three years as part of the South Perimeter Highway Safety Plan, Infrastructure...


Manitoba Working with Landlords and Community to Improve Public Safety

October 12, 2018
The Manitoba government is working with community leaders and landlords to help ensure they are aware of the tools and resources available to help deal with drugs, criminal activity and...


Province Announces Appointment of Provincial Court Judge in The Pas

October 11, 2018
The Manitoba government has appointed Theresa McDonald, QC, as a provincial court judge to serve in The Pas, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “It is an honour to appoint...


Province Seeking Nominations for Appointment as Queen's Counsel

October 11, 2018
The Manitoba government has recently reinstated the practice of appointing Queen’s counsel to recognize Manitoba lawyers who demonstrate exceptional merit in the practice of law and is now...


Accessibility Standard for Customer Service Comes Into Effect Nov. 1 for Businesses, Non-Profits

October 11, 2018
The Disabilities Issues Office of Manitoba Families advises the customer service accessibility standard comes into effect for businesses, non-profits and smaller municipalities Nov. 1. The...


Province Announces Details of New School in Waterford Green

October 11, 2018
One of Winnipeg’s fastest-growing neighbourhoods will benefit from a new kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Waterford Green, details of which were announced today by Premier Brian...


Manitoba Prepares for Federal Cannabis Legalization

October 10, 2018
The Manitoba government is preparing for the legalization of non-medicinal cannabis across Canada Oct. 17.  Today, the province officially launched its public education campaign on...


Province Updating Board Membership for Manitoba Securities Commission, Tax Appeals Commission

October 9, 2018
The Manitoba government is appointing two new members to the Manitoba Securities Commission, as well as appointing one new member and reclassifying one other member to the Tax Appeals...


New Regulations Under The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act to Provide Exceptions for Medical Cannabis Use

October 9, 2018
Regulations made under The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act will allow medical cannabis users to medicate in some public places, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minster...


Manitobans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

October 9, 2018
MORDEN—The seasonal flu vaccine is once again available free of charge to all Manitobans aged six months and older, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced...


Manitoba Urges Ottawa to Support Agriculture and Foster Economic Growth by Dropping Carbon Tax

October 5, 2018
The Manitoba government is calling on the federal government to respect all Manitobans and the Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan by not forcing an unwanted new federal carbon tax, Premier...


Manitoba Justice Reports In-custody Death

October 5, 2018
Manitoba Justice is reporting the death of an 82-year-old male in custody of the Headingley Correctional Centre.  The individual died on Oct. 4 in hospital and his family has been notified....


Province Opens Nominations for Excellence in Education Awards

October 5, 2018
Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen is inviting Manitobans to nominate a deserving educator for a Manitoba Excellence in Education Award.  “Today is World...


Province Introduces New Legislation that Would Modernize Agriculture Crown Lands, Enhance Community Pastures

October 4, 2018
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would improve how agricultural Crown lands (ACL) and community pastures are managed, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today....


Manitobans Encouraged to Show Support for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honouring and Awareness Day

October 4, 2018
Manitobans are encouraged to show support for the women and girls and their families who have been impacted by violence by taking a moment to honour them today, Indigenous and Northern Relations...


Manitoba Invests in Drug Enforcement, Specialized Tools and Training for Winnipeg Police Service

October 4, 2018
The Manitoba government is investing nearly $350,000 in the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS), with over half the funding dedicated to specialized resources and training to protect officers and the...


Manitoba Rejects Carbon Tax, Moves Ahead with Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan

October 3, 2018
The Manitoba government will move forward with its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, without a carbon tax, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. Last year, the Manitoba...


Twelve New Members Appointed to Mental Health Review Board

October 3, 2018
Twelve new members have been appointed to Manitoba’s Mental Health Review Board, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “By providing...


Province and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Organize Northern Economic Development Tours

October 3, 2018
The Manitoba government is partnering with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to support a series of Economic Development Tours to northern communities, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers

October 2, 2018
The federal government has achieved a tentative new trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but our work at the provincial and territorial level is not finished.  We must now refocus...


U.S.-based Public Alerting Test Tomorrow May Reach Manitoba

October 2, 2018
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Measures Organization advises the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to conduct a countrywide test of the American Integrated...


Province Invests in Pilot Project to Educate Teachers, Families on Keeping Children Safe from Victimization

October 2, 2018
The Manitoba government is investing over $390,000 in the Canadian Centre for Child Protection this year including $20,000 for a pilot project that provides educational materials and training to...


Province Updating Board Membership for Pension Commission

October 2, 2018
A new member is being appointed and two other members are being reclassified on the Pension Commission board, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We know how important...


Province Names Independent Advisor to Review Acquisition of Flood-fighting Equipment and Security Services

October 2, 2018
The Manitoba government has appointed Umendra Mital, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., as an independent advisor to review the acquisition of flood-fighting equipment and security services, Infrastructure...


Province Reduces Red Tape Surrounding Fuel Storage Rules

October 1, 2018
The Manitoba government is making changes to a regulation governing the storage of fuel to support   the unique scheduling needs of Manitoba farmers and municipalities, while...


Province Announces Appointments to Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund Board

October 1, 2018
Six new members and 11 returning members have been appointed to the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEF) board of directors, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced...


Manitoba to Help Improve Police Responses to Mental Health Crisis Situations

October 1, 2018
Manitoba is investing over $310,000 in a new tool that will allow nine police agencies to improve how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the goal of...


Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

October 1, 2018
We congratulate the federal government on achieving a tentative new trade deal with the United States and Mexico.   Manitoba deeply values its trading relationships.  We have been...


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