Manitoba News

The Manitoba News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. On August 28, 2021, David Midouin, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution died while in our custody.
  2. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, announced more than $146.5 million in joint funding for eleven projects across Manitoba to support green infrastructure. The projects will rehabilitate key water and wastewater infrastructure, as well as raise, rehabilitate, and replace dikes and dams to community needs and make these Manitoba communities even more resilient.
  3. The Government of Canada is investing more than $78.6 million in eleven projects under the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of Manitoba is investing over $67.8 million, and contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are over $43.2 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  4. Skilled tradespeople from across the country have been critical to essential sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their expertise is in high demand. This demand is expected to remain high over the next 10 years, as over 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028, creating an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more. The Government is making targeted investments so that key groups facing barriers—such as women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities including Black and other racialized communities—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  5. Violence towards First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people is an ongoing national tragedy that all governments and Indigenous partners are working together to address.
  6. Today, the Honourable Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced funding for the first phase of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, located in Waverley West. They were also joined by the Honourable Jon Reyes, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Waverley, and Janice Lukes, Councillor for Waverley West.
  7. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  8. Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, alongside the Family and Survivors Circle, and Indigenous partners to announce the launch of new programs and highlight Budget 2021 investments to support the federal response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  9. The successful resolution of specific claims is a key step in Canada’s ongoing journey of reconciliation with First Nations - one that helps to address the past and build a better future for community members and all Canadians.
  10. Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Waywayseecappo First Nation Chief Murray Clearsky, will make an important announcement on the settlement of a longstanding claim and addition to reserve.
  11. On August 3 and 4, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, visited Manitoba to participate in events marking the 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 1 and to meet with Manitoba First Nations leadership and partner organizations. He also toured several First Nations, Métis, and Inuit-led organizations, in addition to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
  12. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and career. Yet, too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive, and high-quality child care. The global COVID-19 pandemic has also made it clear that without access to child care, too many parents—especially women—cannot fully participate in the workforce.
  13. Minister Hussen and Minister Squires to make a major announcement on support for families
  14. The governments of Canada and Manitoba have agreed to increase the 2021 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for Manitoba producers, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
  15. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, announced up to $40 million for the Arctic Gateway Group Limited Partnership (AGG).
  16. Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe access to waterways. With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in the fishing sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and is working with municipalities and other stakeholders to ensure this important infrastructure can enhance local communities.
  17. Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and Arctic Gateway Group Directors Onekanew Christian Sinclair and Mayor Michael Spence will announce investments in transportation in northern Manitoba. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
  18. The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will hold a press conference to make an announcement related to small craft harbours in the Prairie Provinces.
  19. Over $4 million in federal funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada will impact the value added manufacturing and digital technology capacity in Manitoba
  20. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, will make an important announcement about high-speed Internet for rural Manitoba communities. A media availability will follow.
  21. Treaty One Nation and Government of Canada Commemorate 150th anniversary of Treaty No. 1
  22. Today, the Honourable Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, the Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kirkfield Park, His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg and Scott Gillingham, Chair of Finance and Councillor for St. James, announced funding to expand and renovate the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg.
  23. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  24. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists to expect possible travel delays and alternating lane closures on the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam for deck replacement work.
  25. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Ron Schuler, Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $17 million in joint funding to improve three provincial highways and roads in rural Manitoba.
  26. The Government of Canada is investing over $48.9 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Manitoba is funding more than $27.7 million. Project recipients, including municipalities and First Nations, are contributing over $15.4 million in total towards eligible project costs for their respective projects, which overall represent a combined infrastructure investment of $92 million.
  27. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, announced more than $76.6 million in joint federal-provincial funding for 17 projects to improve municipal transportation infrastructure in Manitoba.
  28. Media representatives are invited to participate in an important infrastructure announcement.
  29. Today, the Honourable Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, the Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Legislative and Public Affairs and Deputy Premier of Manitoba and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Steinbach, and His Worship Earl Funk, Mayor of Steinbach, announced funding to build a multi-use Southeast Event Centre in downtown Steinbach as part of a renewal of the T.G. Smith Centre site.
  30. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  31. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface–Saint Vital, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South; the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, the Honourable Derek Johnson, Minister of Municipal Relations, the Honourable Sarah Guillemard, Minister of Conservation and Climate and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced funding for the North End Sewage Treatment Plant, in Winnipeg. They were accompanied by Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North and the Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kildonan-River East.
  32. The Government of Canada is investing more than $21 million in these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream and the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Manitoba is investing over $4.8 million, and other funding partners are contributing over $26.9 million toward eligible project costs combined.
  33. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services and the Honourable Sarah Guillemard, Minister of Conservation and Climate announced funding for nine projects across Manitoba to support green infrastructure and upgrade community, culture, and recreation facilities. The projects will improve access to water infrastructure in several municipalities, create an urban tree canopy in Selkirk, and build or renovate key facilities in different locations to respond to community needs and make the buildings more energy efficient.
  34. Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, and the Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport Culture and Heritage announced funding for 15 culture and recreation infrastructure projects in Manitoba’s rural and northern communities.
  35. Joint federal and provincial funding will support 15 culture and recreation infrastructure projects in Manitoba. The Government of Canada is investing more than $13.6 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Manitoba is funding over $9.5 million. Project recipients are also contributing approximately $14.6 million towards eligible costs for their respective projects.
  36. The Government of Canada is providing Manitoba with $75.8 million under the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) and $72.5 million as a top-up, calculated based on 2020–21 CCBF allocations. The table below indicates the CCBF allocations to 136 Manitoba communities and Manitoba’s Northern Affairs communities, excluding administrative funding.
  37. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Manitoba has received $75.8 million through the new Canada Community-Building Fund for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and will receive a top-up of more than $72.5 million. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Manitoba communities received through the program in 2020–21, enabling them to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  38. The Government of Canada and the Manitoba Metis Federation are working closely together to advance reconciliation and renew our government-to-government relationship based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.
  39. On July 1, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized in the recreation yard of the maximum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution.
  40. $3.7 million of funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada to support innovation at the University of Manitoba.
  41. Stay tuned for an announcement from Parliamentary Secretary, Terry Duguid on supporting innovation in Manitoba.
  42. Parks Canada and Manitoba Metis Federation announce Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program offering complimentary entry to Manitoba Métis citizens to Riding Mountain National Park
  43. Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Anita Anand, announced the award of a construction contract worth $40M to M.D. Steele Construction Ltd. a Manitoba-based general contractor, for the rehabilitation of the St. Andrews Lock and Dam (SALD).
  44. Today, representatives from the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced funding for Phase 1 upgrades to the regional wastewater treatment system in the City of Winkler and the Rural Municipality of Stanley. The announcement was attended by Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services; the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Justice and MLA for Morden-Winkler; and Martin Harder, Mayor of Winkler.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual event regarding critical infrastructure in the Winkler and Stanley area of Manitoba.
  46. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, announced that an investment of up to $7.2 million will be going to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to encourage people to shop locally and support businesses in their community as they reopen. This will help businesses stay open so they can thrive as the economy recovers.
  47. The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada), will make an announcement about support for small businesses.