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Second Session of the 42nd Manitoba Legislature to Open Next week

The second session of the 42nd Manitoba legislature is expected to open at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 with the reading of the speech from the throne by Chief Justice Richard Chartier, administrator of the Province of Manitoba. Departure from Government House will be at 1 p.m. and upon arrival at the Legislative Building, full military honours will […]

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Manitoba Issues Thin Ice Advisory for Southern

A thin ice advisory for rivers, streams and lakes in southern Manitoba has been issued until full freeze up. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure advises that many water bodies in southern Manitoba are still in the process of freezing over, ice is still very thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas.  The centre cautions: […]

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Manitoba Launches Manitoba Skills Strategy Survey

The province has launched the Manitoba Skills survey as part of its strategy to ensure Manitobans have the right skills, talent and knowledge to build a thriving economy, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “This strategy is designed to strengthen connections between industry, employers, apprenticeship, and education and training providers to improve job creation and retention,” said […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba Government Recognizes International Day of the Girl

The Manitoba government is commemorating International Day of the Girl today by supplying nine women’s resource centres with free period packs for the girls that access their services, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today. “Our government values the important work and supports these community-led organizations provide to women and girls in need including […]

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Increase in Number of Doctors Practising in Manitoba Nears 10-Year High

A new report shows annual increases in the number of physicians practising in Manitoba continued to trend near 10-year highs, signalling the province’s efforts to retain and recruit physicians are working, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said today.“There are 158 more doctors working in Manitoba today than there were only two years ago.  This number represents the […]

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Manitoba Government Holds First Manitoba Protein Summit

The Manitoba government is hosting the Manitoba Protein Summit, a gathering of crop and livestock industry leaders, processors, academics, government and other stakeholders brought together to gain new insight into protein opportunities, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “Plant-protein demand is increasing at more than six per cent per year, with world demand expected to double by 2029, and animal-protein […]

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Manitoba Government Taking Action to Address Safety in Downtown Winnipeg

The Manitoba government has asked the Manitoba Police Commission to consult with the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and private-sector stakeholders to provide recommendations on how to improve safety in downtown Winnipeg, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “No Manitoban should feel unsafe taking their family to a Jets game or walking to their car at night,” […]

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Manitoba Celebrates Opening of Major Addition and Renovation at École Dugald School

Students have begun enjoying more classrooms and a new gym following major additions and renovations at École Dugald School, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced here today.“Our government is committed to investing in the infrastructure of our schools so that students have the space and tools to learn and prepare for a bright future,” said Goertzen.  “This significant investment […]

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Nigerian make history by winning seats in Manitoba Legislature

Until Tuesday’s vote, no black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of this province. Now there are three. Uzoma Asagwara won the Union Station seat for the NDP, Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat for the party and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives. None of the political scientists the CBC contacted, nor the […]

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Elections Manitoba: Turnout at Advance Voting Locations

Approximately 112,983 Manitobans cast their ballots during the eight days of advance voting for the 2019 provincial election. This compares to approximately 110,000 votes cast during advance voting in the 2016 election. In addition, 409 absentee votes and 213 homebound votes have been cast to date, for a total of 113,605. Election day is Tuesday, September 10. Voting places will […]