Low-income Manitobans with disabilities will see Disability Economic Support Program cheque

Low-income Manitobans with disabilities will see Disability Economic Support Program chequeThe province is extending $4.6 million in direct and immediate financial support to low-income Manitobans with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic through the new Disability Economic Support Program, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “COVID-19 is creating new challenges and causing financial difficulties for some of our province’s most vulnerable people,” said Pallister. “Manitobans living with…

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor of ManitobaMay 12, 2020 marks 150 years since Manitoba entered Confederation, a significant milestone in the great history of our province and our country. As historians recognize, the path toward joining the Canadian dominion was not easy, but the shared vision, determination and strong belief in our province’s potential inspired our pioneers to stay the course…

Low commodity prices weight on Prairie entrepreneurs

Limited cash flow also a concern for business owners when it comes to investing in their companies these days, according to BDC survey

Low commodity prices weight on Prairie entrepreneursMany Canadian entrepreneurs will continue investing in their companies in 2020 despite growing uncertainty about world economies. But business owners in the Prairies are the most pessimistic, mostly because of low commodity prices and limited cash flow, says the latest annual survey by BDC. The study on investment intentions found that entrepreneurs in the manufacturing…

Cold, wet weather stings Prairies’ honey production

Fell by 35 per cent in Alberta, 1.9 per cent in Manitoba and by 1.4 per cent in Saskatchewan

Cold, wet weather stings Prairies’ honey productionA cold, wet spring and summer on the Prairies took a devastating toll on honey production this year in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Statistics Canada reports. Production in Alberta, the largest honey-producing province in Canada, fell by 35 per cent to 25.1 million pounds, which was the lowest level since 2000, according to the federal…

The sad reality of teen mothers who give birth in care

A much greater emphasis needs to be put on dual placements – whenever possible, mothers and children should be placed together

The sad reality of teen mothers who give birth in careGirls who spend time in the care of child protection services have higher rates of teenage pregnancy and teenage mothers are more likely to have their child taken into care. Teenage mothers who give birth when they’re in care are also more likely to have their children taken into care. Until recently, we didn’t know…

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schools

Province invests $4.4 million to enhance access to mental health and addictions supports in schoolsAdditional resources will reduce wait times, give families a voice in children’s treatment plans: ministers The Manitoba government is investing $4.4 million to enhance access to school-based mental health and addictions supports, beginning in Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Steinbach, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.…

Colorado low bringing heavy rain and snow to Manitoba

Colorado low bringing heavy rain and snow to ManitobaThe forecasted weather system calling for substantial precipitation in the form of heavy rain and snow to areas of the province is here. Manitoba Infrastructure reminds motorists to drive to conditions as a storm system moves into a wide area of the province. Drivers should be aware of road conditions all year long, but especially…

Roquette announces new project director for Canada

Roquette announces new project director for CanadaRoquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets that is building the world’s largest pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, announced today a new leader for its Canada efforts. Effective July 1, 2019, Dominique Baumann, serves as Global Project Director of the plant under construction and Canada Managing…

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collision

Court fines B.C. truck driver suspends license for his part in double fatality collisionA British Columbia truck driver involved in an Aug. 2017 collision that claimed the lives of two Manitoba youth was ultimately fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition. Gurjant Singh, 24, pleaded guilty in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court to a lesser Highway Traffic Act offence of careless driving causing death charge arising from…

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approval

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approval

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approvalThe Manitoba government has approved the environmental licence necessary for the development of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP), which will supply clean energy, enhance reliability, and generate significant revenue, keeping hydro rates lower for Manitobans, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Our government recognizes the advantage of harnessing our renewable resources as we collectively…
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