Winnipeg declares state of emergency, waives tax penalties amid coronavirus pandemic

Winnipeg declared a state of local emergency and waived tax penalties for up to three months amid the coronavirus pandemic at an emergency city council vote Friday.The declaration of a local emergency gives the city sweeping, additional powers meant to...

Manitoba First Nations want military help with coronavirus preparations

Some Manitoba First Nations are asking for military help to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic.Global News has confirmed a report first published by CBC News on Tuesday morning that two First Nations communities in Manitoba — the Cross Lake Band...

Manitoba government proposes looser pre-election ‘blackout’ rules

The Manitoba government is planning to loosen some of the rules that control what it can say and do during pre-election periods, and the Opposition NDP says that changes are unfair.A bill now before the legislature would make several amendments...

Bowman to host interactive discussion for kids about COVID-19

Posted March 26, 2020 12:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Winnipeg’s mayor is taking to social media to answer local kids’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic.Brian Bowman says he’ll host...

Coronavirus: Winnipeg mayor, council looking at tax deferrals, potential for state of emergency

The City of Winnipeg is looking into the possibility of deferring property and business taxes during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Mayor Brian Bowman says it might take a while to reach a decision.Bowman told 680 CJOB that the city’s...

Coronavirus: City of Brandon looks at deferring property taxes during COVID-19

The City of Brandon may give Brandonites a break on their taxes during the COVID-19 crisis.In a release Tuesday, the city said it’s looking at a number of options — including deferring 2020 property tax payments — to help soften...

Manitoba government extends tax payment, filing deadlines for businesses

The Manitoba government announced it’s extending tax filing deadlines for some businesses impacted by COVID-19. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Number of Manitoba COVID-19 cases rises to 19 Premier Brian Pallister said Sunday some small and medium-sized businesses will have two extra...

Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba declaring state of emergency

March 20 2020 12:48pm Manitoba is declaring a state of emergency over the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. “We’re hoping for the best, obviously, but we’re preparing for something less than that,” said Premier Brian Pallister Friday. ' }); } else {...

City of Winnipeg does U-turn on controversial U-Pass cuts

Some controversial proposed cuts to the City of Winnipeg’s budget have been reconsidered, based on a vote at the city’s executive policy committee on Wednesday.One of those changes is to the U-Pass transit program, which is now set to stick...

Pallister government stays the deficit-slaying course in 2020 Manitoba budget

There were few surprises as the Province of Manitoba stayed the course in the 2020-21 provincial budget.The budget was finally tabled Thursday afternoon, more than a week later than planned after the NDP used parliamentary privilege to delay the PCs...
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