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For Manitoba news releases prior to 2014, see the Archive News Release.

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October 16, 2014
New Additions to Manitoba's Pharmacare Program Increase Access to Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer Drugs A drug used to treat cystic fibrosis is one of an additional 127 new medications added to the Manitoba’s Pharmacare Program, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. ...

October 1, 2014
Manitoba Government Promotes Good Jobs For Manitobans During Disability Employment Awareness Month
The province is highlighting the contributions of people with disabilities to Manitoba’s labour market at a number of events throughout October, Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa...

August 7, 2014
Province Creates Wage Enhancement Fund for Agencies Working with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
The Manitoba government is enhancing funding for support worker wages at agencies that offer valuable residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities, Family Services Minister...

July 11, 2014
Province Announces New Medications will be Added to Manitoba's Pharmacare Program
Next week, 98 new medications will be added to the pharmacare program in Manitoba including a widely used cancer drug that treats advanced renal cancer, pancreatic tumors and advanced breast...

July 7, 2014
Province Announces One-stop Online College, University Course Site Launched
Post-secondary students can now access hundreds of online courses in a single location with the help of a new website called eCampus Manitoba, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James...

June 19, 2014
Province Introduces New Programs to Help Employment and Income Assistance Participants Find Good Jobs
The Manitoba government is introducing two new programs that will help employment and income assistance participants find good jobs while continuing to grow the province’s skilled...

June 13, 2014
Province Introduces New Alzheimer's Framework To Guide Dementia Services
Dementia Care and Support in Manitoba (word document)
The province has launched a new, five-year framework to guide planning and investments to further address dementia in Manitoba, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today.

June 3, 2014
Province Announces Improved Access to Addictions Treatment, Recovery for Manitoba Families with Opening of New Treatment Centre
A new addictions recovery centre will open in the coming weeks in Winnipeg, offering services for those struggling with substance use, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady and...

May 27, 2014
Province Announces Support for 227 Community Recreational, Cultural Facilities Across Province The Manitoba government is investing in recreational, cultural and learning opportunities for families in communities across Manitoba, with support of $2.9 million under the Community Places...

April 22, 2014
Tender Awarded for New Health Centre in Selkirk
Work on the health centre in Selkirk is expected to begin this spring now that the construction tender has been awarded to the EllisDon corporation, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. ...

April 10, 2014
Province Partners with Community Group to Create More Safe, Affordable Housing
The Manitoba government and the non-profit groups Clubhouse of Winnipeg and Fountain Springs Housing are partnering to create more affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals...

April 2, 2014
Province Invests in New Autism Services as Manitoba Marks World Autism Awareness Day
The Manitoba government is investing in two more early intervention specialists and new parent support services at St. Amant to better meet the needs of families and children affected by autism...

March 12, 2014
Newly Expanded Renal Health Dialysis Unit at Seven Oaks General Hospital to Open Soon: Minister Selby
The Manitoba government is supporting renal health patients by expanding renal health dialysis services at Seven Oaks General Hospital, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today, as she...

March 4, 2014
Manitoba Government Invests $3 Million In Services, Support For Manitobans With Spinal Cord InjuriesThe Manitoba government is investing $3 million over five yearswith the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Associationto help Manitobans with spinal cord injuries to successfully transition back into their homes and jobs and...

February 12, 2014
Province Announces New Seniors' Housing In The Pas
More seniors will soon call Pineview Manor home, as the province invests in building a 15-suite expansion...

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