Manitoba’s COVID numbers decline, bars and restaurants face restrictions
Health officials report 80 new cases and deaths of two residents at a Winnipeg personal care home.
Manitoba chief says increasing COVID-19 cases on reserves concerning
First Nations population was largely spared of infections earlier this year during the first wave of the virus.
Manitoba job program will be extended another two months: Pallister
Back To Work program offers money to businesses that hire new staff or rehire people who have been laid off during the pandemic.
Premier says follow health rules as Manitoba doubles subsidy
For companies that hire new workers or rehire staff during the pandemic.
Manitoba mandates more mask use, COVID-19 numbers continue to grow
Public gatherings capped at 10, and people are required to wear masks in indoor public places and at gatherings.
Manitoba imposes tighter COVID-19 restrictions in western region
Indoor and outdoor public gatherings in Prairie Mountain will be limited to 10 people.
More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned
The union which represents 2,000 Maple Leaf workers in Brandon has called for the plant to be shut down until the spread is under control
Manitoba front line workers to get $1,500 to recognize work during pandemic
The program, initially announced in May, is funded 75% by the federal government but each province gets to determine which workers are eligible
Manitoba premier cites high debt load, uncertainty for workforce cuts
Has rejected demands from unions, opposition parties, pundits and some economists to maintain public-sector jobs.
Manitoba to ease some COVID-19 restrictions starting in May
The Progressive Conservative government released a phased-in plan April 29 to ease restrictions that were imposed in March
Manitoba offers millions to local manufacturers to make reusuable masks
Designed by medical experts at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre; masks have a silicone base and use an N95 or higher grade filter.
New business closures in Manitoba aimed at slowing COVID-19 spread
Won’t affect manufacturers, health-care facilities, grocery stores, government services, banks, gas stations, agricultural operations, liquor stores.
Pallister hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government
Manitoba premier wants flat tax that doesn’t rise and credit for billions of dollars in debt taken on for the development of clean hydro electricity.
Unprecedented snowstorm leads to state of emergency in Manitoba
Utility is already sourcing transmission towers from its suppliers in Ontario.
Manitoba premier promises plastic bag ban in second term
Will begin consultations with the private sector on ways to eliminate their use.