Manitoba News

The Manitoba News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. From current drought and dry field conditions to flooding in recent years, extreme weather events continue to create challenges for Manitoba farmers. The Government of Canada is working with the agricultural sector to equip
  2. Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid will announce federal investment to help Manitoba producers better understand and manage
  3. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are advising that livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture in Manitoba can apply for funding to support water source development under Ag Action Manitoba.
  4. As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social, and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone
  5. Chief David Crate and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced a major step forward on the path of reconciliation through the resolution of the Fisher River Cree Nation’s 1896 Alienation Specific Claim.
  6. Riding Mountain National Park officially kicks off 2021 summer visitor season on May 21, 2021.
  7. The COVID-19 recession is the steepest and fastest economic contraction since the Great Depression. It has disproportionately affected low-wage workers, young people, women, and racialized Canadians.
  8. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  9. COVID-19 has affected all Canadians, but women have been disproportionately affected. In the labour market, women were hit earlier and harder, and their jobs continue to recover more slowly.
  10. Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will be meeting with business leaders in Saskatchewan to discuss the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to invest in building a recovery that gives all women in Canada the ability to fully participate in our economy.
  11. The COVID-19 recession has widened gaps in Canadians' access to housing. These gaps, if not addressed, could deepen cleavages in our communities and exacerbate social inequalities.
  12. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will meet with Indigenous leaders to discuss the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to invest in housing in Northern Saskatchewan.
  13. Quay wall closure at St. Andrews Lock and Dam
  14. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate in a virtual fireside chat with Dayna Spiring, President and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, to discuss Budget 2021 investments in small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  15. The Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Jim Carr, met with women entrepreneurs to discuss early learning and child care investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Establishing a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, in partnership with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners, which will help all families access affordable, high-quality, and flexible child care no matter where they live, and no longer shoulder the burden of high child care costs.
  16. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, will host a panel discussion with young farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss climate-smart agricultural practices and highlight investments in Budget 2021.
  17. The Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Jim Carr, will speak to the 2021 Budget and the Government of Canada’s plan to make a transformative investment to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care system at a virtual event.
  18. While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been hardest on seniors. Seniors helped to build the country we know and love today, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reduce their social isolation during this difficult period.
  19. The health and safety of Canadians and the protection of our environment are priorities for the Government of Canada.
  20. Childcare is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the social and economic challenges faced by Manitoban families, particularly those where parents are unable to return to work due to child care needs.
  21. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced that Canada has provided over $3.8 million this fiscal year to seven Indigenous groups in Manitoba through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  22. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba