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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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Manitoba

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 […]

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Manitoba

Voters can Choose from Many Voting Options for the Provincial General Election

Manitoba voters have many convenient ways to vote in the upcoming election. ADVANCE VOTING There are over 300 advance voting locations throughout the province, including every returning office, as well as other convenient locations such as shopping malls, university campuses, The Forks, Polo Park, St. Vital Centre, Health Sciences Centre. St. Boniface Hospital and Richardson International Airport. Eligible voters can […]

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Manitoba

Winnipeg police looking for missing girl

Winnipeg police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing girl who hasn’t been seen since last Wednesday. Rylee Pierce, 13, was last seen in the Valley Gardens area of Winnipeg. The teen is five-feet-two, 125 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. She has two lip piercings and was last seen wearing a black hoodie. Winnipeg police are concerned for […]

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Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre adult ER reopens following evacuation Sunday afternoon

The adult emergency room at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre has reopened following reports of a smell of gas that forced its evacuation on Sunday afternoon. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was called to the hospital around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday after the smell was detected in the adult emergency department. Sixty-five patients were moved out of the department within 20 minutes to other areas of […]

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Manitoba

Government Proposes Amendments to The Pension Benefits Act

The Manitoba government is committing to introducing legislative amendments in the fall of 2019 that would strengthen the current pension benefits legislation and address the needs of pension members with their desire for more flexibility, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We have already taken action to establish a framework for Pooled Registered Pension Plans and provided support for improvements […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba Announces More Than $11 Million to Improve Safety and Enhance Access to Justice in the North

The Manitoba government is taking further action to increase access to justice in the north and protect the safety of families living in Thompson by investing more than $11 million in infrastructure and public safety initiatives, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Our government is committed to improving services to enhance confidence in the justice system and to keep Manitobans […]

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Manitoba

Government Releases Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol

Following extensive engagement with First Nations leadership and industry representatives, the Manitoba government has released a protocol to define how Crown–Indigenous consultations will occur during all phases of mineral development, create certainty in order to advance projects in a timely way and ensure First Nations can be actively involved in all phases of development projects within their traditional territories, Growth, […]

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Manitoba

Additional Paramedics to be Hired in Northern and Southern Health Regions

Twenty-five new, full-time rural paramedic positions in the northern and southern health regions will be filled later this year as part of the Manitoba government’s continuing efforts to strengthen the emergency medical services (EMS) system and provide a more consistent level of care throughout the province, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said today. “Health care begins the […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba Premier Tours Nearly Complete $23.3-million Redevelopment of Dauphin Regional Health Centre’s Emergency Department

A newly renovated and expanded emergency department at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre is three times larger than its current space and promises to improve patient flow when it opens this summer, Premier Brian Pallister announced here today following a tour of the site. “Better health care mean putting patients first and we are continuing to clean up the mess […]