Government unveils restoring safe services roadmap

Government unveils restoring safe services roadmapThe Manitoba government is seeking feedback from the public on its proposed plan to ease public health restrictions and continue safely restoring services while ensuring physical distancing, Premier Brian Pallister has announced. “Thanks to the efforts of ‘Team Manitoba’, we have successfully kept our COVID curve flat and continue to have among the lowest test…

Second phase of restoring safe services plan to begin June 1

Second phase of restoring safe services plan to begin June 1The Manitoba government has finalized the draft Phase Two plan and will implement measures effective June 1 to continue safely restoring services and opening additional businesses while ensuring physical distancing, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “I want to thank Manitobans for their input, and as a result of these discussions and advice from public health…

Manitoba unveils first projects under conservation trust

Manitoba unveils first projects under conservation trustManitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust, Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced (April 15) today. “The Conservation Trust is an innovative, forward-thinking approach to invest in local projects that will conserve and enhance natural infrastructure and support the…

Province reduces ambulance fees

Province reduces ambulance fees  Province announces ambulance fees now reduced to maximum of $250 Keeping its promise to provide families with more affordable emergency medical services (EMS), the Manitoba government has reduced ambulance fees, effective immediately, to no more than $250 per ride, Premier Brian Pallister announced April 1. “Three years ago, Manitobans were paying the highest ambulance…

Wishart out as Premier shuffles cabinet

Wishart out as Premier shuffles cabinetPremier Brian Pallister announced changes to the provincial cabinet today and moved Portage MLA Ian Wishart from Minister of Education and Training to legislative assistant. The premier has moved Kelvin Goertzen (MLA for Steinbach) from the health portfolio to that of Department of Education and Training. He is also government house leader. Ian Wishart (MLA…

Family seeks partnership in elderly care decisions

Family seeks partnership in elderly care decisions      May 13, 2018, Dear Honorable Jon Gerard, RE: The severe shortage of facilities that provide quality medical care in Portage la Prairie for elderly people     I am writing on behalf of myself and my siblings to voice our concerns regarding my dear mother Ruth Evelyn LaFreniere. She is an elderly woman…