Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development advises that conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources, including compliance checks for fisheries, addressing illegal hunting, and supporting wildfire prevention and suppression, and additional officers are now in the field.
The Manitoba government has announced that it is establishing two new programs to pay for advanced glucose monitors and insulin pumps for individuals aged 25 years and younger.
Nearly $900,000 has been granted for recreational trail projects throughout the province following a first round of applications for the 2020-21 Trails Manitoba Grant Program.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent provincially and 1.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on September 16, 2021, 113 new cases of the virus have been identified since Tuesday: 49 cases on Wednesday, Sept. 15; and 64 cases today. Seven cases have been removed due to data corrections bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 59,526.
Viterra Inc. has announced that it is once again teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2022 fundraising calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with tens of thousands of calendars sold annually.
Manitoba will begin offering third doses of mRNA vaccines to immunocompromised people and for individuals who may choose to receive a third dose for travel purposes, while also setting out policies to guide medical exemptions to immunization.
Beginning next week, COVID-19 immunizations will be available to young people at school-based clinics. Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine includes anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009. All Manitoba super sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations.
The Manitoba government is sending sincere thanks to all the firefighters from other jurisdictions that came to assist the Manitoba Wildfire Service, including a large contingent from South Africa, and all the local crews who have tackled one of the worst wildfire seasons in the province in recent years.
At a ceremony at IG Field on September 14, 2021, Premier Kelvin Goertzen invested the Grey Cup-winning 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt.