Winnipeg, surrounding municipalities losing billions due to non-cooperation: Report

A new report says if the province, city of Winnipeg and surrounding municipalities don’t start co-operating, Manitoba runs the risk of losing prime agricultural land, compromising its sustainable water supply and losing billions in economic opportunities and efficiencies.The report, commissioned...

Manitobans urged to get seasonal flu shot

The province is urging Manitobans to get the flu shot this fall.Health minister Cameron Friesen announced the official launch of the annual influenza immunization campaign on Thursday. “I encourage all Manitobans to get the flu vaccine, but especially those at...

City of Winnipeg asks for provincial aid in storm aftermath

The City of Winnipeg is set to ask the province for help in the aftermath of a record-setting storm.Mayor Brian Bowman introduced a motion Tuesday to call on the provincial government to provide disaster financial assistance under the Emergency Measures...

Outages coming down, but could be 7-10 days before total fix, says Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro called in neighbouring companies like SaskPower to help slowly restore power in rural Manitoba, where tens of thousands of people have been without electricity since Friday.However, the timeline to get everyone back online is at least a week....

Manitoba birth, death, marriage documents can now be applied for online

Manitobans can now apply online for birth, death and marriage certificates, the province said Tuesday.The province says it will help ease delays, and allow people 24/7 access to apply for vital event documents.More than 5,000 requests have come in since...

Manitoba 150 organizers looking for uniquely local celebrations

Manitoba is gearing up to celebrate a milestone anniversary in 2020, and organizers of the Manitoba 150 campaign are getting set for a unique – and uniquely Manitoban – celebration.Manitoba 150 co-chairs Stuart Murray and Monique LaCoste told 680 CJOB...

Child welfare newborn ‘birth alerts’ under review in Manitoba: province

There isn’t a plan to end the use of birth alerts in Manitoba — when social service workers warn hospitals of at-risk expectant mothers without the parents’ consent — but the province is reviewing the practice along with the child...

Pallister government’s 100-day mandate includes 200 nursing positions, consulting on plastic bags

Newly re-elected Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister released his 100-Day Action Plan on Wednesday, directing ministers to fulfill its recommendations by Dec. 20.“Our ambitious agenda builds from the significant progress made in fixing the province’s finances, repairing the services and rebuilding...

Manitoba renters looking at 2.4 per cent increase in 2020

If you’re a renter in Manitoba, you could be looking at an increase of 2.4 per cent next year, according to the province’s Residential Tenancies Branch.The 2020 rent guideline adjustment, which takes effect Jan. 1 of next year, applies to most...

Manitoba Beef Producers welcome new provincial grazing program on Crown lands

Manitoba cattle farmers are over the ‘mooooon’ about an announcement by the province allowing cattle to temporarily graze on some provincial Crown land.The Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program will allow cattle producers to use certain Crown land that isn’t normally...
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