News Releases

The following government news releases list some of the recent developments occurring in Northern Manitoba.  A complete listing of all Manitoba Government News Releases may be found here.

2021 News Releases  
August 3, 2021 Statement From Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere on the 150th Anniversary Signing of Treaty No. 1
July 29, 2021 Treaty One Flag Raised in Memorial Park
July 16, 2021 Statement from Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Dr. Allan Lagimodiere
July 15, 2021
Premier Announces Adjustments to Executive Council
July 09, 2021 Manitoba Government Invests $3 Million in Operating Grants for Indigenous and Northern Organizations
June 21, 2021 Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 17, 2021 Province Announces Indigenous Elders Advisory Council to Support Goals of Reconciliation
June 3, 2021 Manitoba Acknowledges Second Anniversary of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
May 12, 2021 Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on Indigenous Nursing Day
May 5, 2021 Manitoba Government Invests $1.3 Million in Northern Healthy Food Initiative
March 21, 2021 Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Obervance of International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimation
March 4, 2021 Province Provides up to $1 Million to Support Key Economic Development Initiatives
March 4, 2021 Province Invested $3.9 Million in Northern Communities Capital Projects
February 26, 2021 Statement from Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton on the Economic Review of Bipole III and Keeyask
February 1, 2021 Manitoba Government Signs Agreement with Government of Canada to Support Essential Air Access to Remote Communities
January 22, 2021 Province Continues Construction on Manitoba's Winter Roads
2020 News Releases  
December 21, 2020 Manitoba Releases Fifth Annual Path to Reconciliation in Manitoba Report
October 4, 2020 Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on MMWIG Honouring and Awareness Day
September 16, 2020 Province Taking Steps to Hold Federal Government Accountable for Closing the Service Gap on Reserve
June 21, 2020 Statement from Indigineous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on Indigenous Peoples Day
June 3, 2020 Statement from Indigineous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on Anniversary of MMIWG Final Report
June 3, 2020 Statement from Indigineous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke on Anniversary of MMIWG Final Report
Feb 24, 2020 Joint Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler
Feb 21, 2020 Manitoba's Winter Road System Completely Open for the Season
Feb 20, 2020 Manitoba Government and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Northern Airport and Ferry Operations
Jan 29, 2020 Government Invests in Granny's House to Help Keep Families Together
Jan 10, 2020 Manitoba now Accepting Proposals for Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Grant Program

2019 News Releases
Nov 29, 2019
Bear Clan to Launch in Portage la Prairie with Provincial Investment
Nov 21, 2019
Province Signs Progressive Agreement with Manto Sipi Cree Nation to Advance Mineral Development in Manitoba
Oct 4, 2019
Joint Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Eileen Clarke and Rochelle Squires, Minister Responsible for Status of Women
June 10, 2019
Province Reignites Talks with First Nations on Ownership of Northern Airports
June 6, 2019
Province Launches Innovation Growth Program, Delivers Funding to Economic Development Partners
May 31, 2019
Province Releases Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol
May 14, 2019
Province Partnering with Peguis First Nation to Create New Economic Opportunities
2018 News Releases  
Dec. 13, 2018 Province Announces Funding for Circles for Reconciliation
Nov. 26, 2018 Province Celebrates Opening of Dauphin River First Nation School
Nov. 13, 2018 Northern Economic Development Tours Launch in Thompson
Nov. 8, 2018 Province Honours Canadian Indigenous Veterans
October 4, 2018 Manitobans Encouraged to Show Support for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honouring and Awareness Day
October 3, 2018 Province and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Organize Northern Economic Development Tours
August 24, 2018 Members of Lake St. Martin FIrst Nation Continue Return to Rebuilt Community with Completion of 190 Homes
August 10, 2018 Province Announces Indigenous Youth Graduate from Health-Care Internship
June 15, 2018 Province Releases Report on Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol
Feb. 12, 2018 Province's Online Systems Unavailable from Feb. 16 to 20
Jan. 9, 2018 Province Invests in Improvements for Internet Service in the North
2017 News Releases  
Dec. 15, 2017 Province Announces Indigenous Education Roundtables to Strengthen Support for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students
Nov. 2, 2017 Lake St. Martin First Nation Begins Return to New Community with Completion of First 40 Homes
Oct. 20, 2017 Province Receives Look North Report and Action Plan for Manitoba’s Northern Economy
Oct. 4, 2017 Manitoba Marks Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day with Gathering for Families
Sept. 20, 2017 Province Announces Commitment of Land to Canada for Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve
Aug. 31, 2017 Statement from Premier Brian Pallister on Evacuation of Northern Communities Due to Wildfire Danger
Aug. 24, 2017 Manitoba and Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Sign Consultation Agreement
Aug. 9, 2017 Province Announces Indigenous Consultations on Preferred Route for Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels
July 31, 2017 Province Ensures Safe and Reliable Access to Norway House
July 31, 2017 Manitoba and First Nations Communities Working on New Mineral Development Protocol
June 22, 2017 Province Provides Update on Rail Closure Due to Flooding in Northern Manitoba
June 15, 2017 Premier Kicks off Reciprocal Bike Tour to Honour 200th Anniversary of the Selkirk Treaty
Apr. 19, 2017 Province Advises Temporary Fishing Restrictions Implemented Immediately to Protect Spawning Walleye in Lake Dauphin
Apr. 3, 2017 Province Launches Northern Economic Summits, Engages Northern Communities in Shared Pursuit of Economic Growth
Mar. 20, 2017 Premier Announces Reciprocal Bike Tour to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of The Selkirk Treaty
Feb. 28, 2017 Province Announces Transfer of Land Interests to Canada for Little Saskatchewan First Nation Reserve
Feb. 21, 2017 Province Encourages Visitors and Investment in Northern Manitoba, A Region Rich in Resources and Opportunities
Feb. 13, 2017 Province Announces New Training Opportunities for Northern Indigenous Communities
2016 News Releases  
Nov. 10, 2016 Province of Manitoba Offers Congratulations on Successful Completion of Sale of Tolko Industries Manitoba Operation
Nov. 8, 2016 Province Honours Sgt. Tommy Prince
Oct. 24, 2016 Province Announces Funding Agreement with Frontier College to Support Summer Learning Opportunities for Indigenous Students
Sept. 14, 2016 Premier Speaks to Annual General Assembly of Southern Chiefs' Organization
Sept. 1, 2016 Manitoba Government to Resume Normal Mail Distribution
Aug. 30, 2016 Manitoba Affirms Participation in National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
July 27, 2016 Statement from Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke Regarding Economic Future of Churchill and Other Northern Communities
Jan. 13, 2016 Province Launches Training for First Nations Safety Officers
Jan. 11, 2016 Province Announces $30 Million for Indigenous Achievement, Research Excellence, Student Experience at University of Manitoba
Jan. 8, 2016 First National Summit Focusing on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Families and the Justice System
Jan. 6, 2016 Province Boosts Supports for Indigenous Students in Public Schools
2015 News Releases  
Dec. 17, 2015 Government of Canada Commits to Partnership to Construct Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation’s Freedom Road
Dec. 16, 2015 Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery Share Government of Nunavut’s Inuit Art Collection With Europe
Dec. 15, 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Provides Blueprint for Canadians: Premier Selinger
Dec. 11, 2015 Manitoba Government Commends Winnipeg Police Service for Arrest in Case of Tina Fontaine Murder
Dec. 11, 2015 Province Announces New Affordable Homes in Winnipeg for Métis Families Result from Multi-year Partnership
Dec. 8, 2015 Manitoba Reinforces Support for Federal Action on Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women National Inquiry
Dec. 2, 2015 Province Introduces Legislation That Would Create Opportunities For Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Winnipeg
Nov. 25, 2015 Manitoba Government Confirms Support to Build Freedom Road
Nov. 20, 2015 Manitoba Commits $15 Million for First-of-its-kind Inuit Art Centre at Winnipeg Art Gallery
Nov. 19, 2015 Manitoba and Nunavut Extend Agreement
Nov. 18, 2015 New Restorative Justice Strategy to Focus on Victims' Needs, Community Safety: Minister Mackintosh
Nov. 18, 2015 Province Announces Partnership to Help Northern Adult Learners Become Power Engineers
Nov. 13, 2015 Province Calls for Investigation Into Case of Northern Residents Switched at Birth
Nov. 13, 2015 Province Expands Geothermal Heating on First Nations
Oct. 22, 2015 Province Launches New Teaching Tool Highlighting Achievements of Forgotten Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia
Oct. 8, 2015 Construction Underway on $7-million Northern Crisis Unit for Youth in Thompson: Minister Blady
Oct. 6, 2015 New Subsidy Program to Support Affordable, Healthy Foods in Northern Communities: Premier Selinger
Oct. 1, 2015 Province Announces Historic Donation to Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Sept 21, 2015 Province Announces Historic Partnership to Protect, Promote Aboriginal Languages

Aug 28, 2015

Construction to Begin on New Bridge Over the Pigeon River

Aug 27, 2015 Province Announces New Funding for Infrastructure Projects in the North
Jul 22, 2015 Manitoba Government Begins Consultations Focused on Northern Development
Jul 13, 2015 Province Announces National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Act Comes Into Force Today
Jun 30, 2015 Manitoba Government Passes Legislation to Guide Management of Records Collected by Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Jun 22, 2015 Governments Congratulate Lake St. Martin First Nation on Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony
Jun 21, 2015 Province Acts on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Recommendations with New Plan for Indigenous Education
Jun 18, 2015 Premier Selinger Acknowledges Suffering of First Nation, Métis, Inuit Children Across Canada During The ‘60s Scoop
Jun 16, 2015 National Knowledge Exchange to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women
May 15, 2015 Manitoba Congratulates East Side Road Authority for Winning National Award
Mar 20, 2015 Manitoba Government Invests in School Shops, Equipment Upgrades for Northern and Rural Students
Mar 19, 2015 Manitoba Government Invests in Rural and Northern Youth Entrepreneurs
Mar 19, 2015 Manitoba Government Invests in Road, Bridge, Infrastructure Improvements in Northern Manitoba
Mar 18, 2015 Manitoba Government Investing in Healthy Food Initiative for Northern Communities
Mar 17, 2015 Manitoba Government Expanding Geothermal Projects on First Nation Communities
Mar 06, 2015 Manitoba Government, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Reach Agreement on Government-to-Government Relationship
Feb 26, 2015 Premier to Attend National Roundtable on Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls in Ottawa
Feb 20, 2015 Manitoba Government, East Side Road Authority Announces Second Community Benefits Agreement with Bunibonibee First Nation
Feb 20, 2015 Manitoba Government Advises New Adult Driver Education Training Showing Early Success in Northern Manitoba
Feb. 18, 2015 Manitoba Government, Opaskwayak Cree Nation Renew Joint Management Agreement
Feb. 17, 2015 Manitoba Government Announces Boreal Summit
Feb. 11, 2015 Manitoba Government Announces Winter Roads Being Improved, System Open for Shipments to Remote and Northern Communities