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October 09, 2015

Historic Investment will Help Build U of M, Create More Research, Innovation Opportunities For Students, Faculty in Manitoba: Premier Selinger

The University of Manitoba and its students will benefit from an unprecedented investment in their future thanks to a $150-million commitment to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign, Premier Greg Selinger announced today, adding the investment is part of a plan to support innovation at universities and colleges to grow the economy and help students get the skills they need to get good jobs here in Manitoba.

October 09, 2015

Patients at the Brandon Regional Health Centre will receive even better front-line services thanks to the redevelopment and renovation of the medical unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre to better meet the needs for inpatient care, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

“We are always looking to improve the comfort of care for patients when they are staying at a medical facility,” said Minister Blady. “These improvements will mean that patients can receive the high-quality care they need even more efficiently and effectively.”

October 09, 2015

Converted Fire Hall to Offer Spaces For up to 48 Children: Minister Irvin-Ross

More families in Winnipeg will have access to high-quality, licensed child-care spaces with the construction of a new facility as part of the Rady Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

October 08, 2015

Your NDP government responds to many media requests. Many are often not printed, but we never let an opportunity pass to defend our record. Here is a recent letter from Eric Robinson, your minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro.


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October 08, 2015

Manitoba continues to expand newborn hearing screening to create a universal program, with teams in development in every regional health authority, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

“Every family deserves access to the screening and supports they need to give their baby the best chance for a healthy start,” said Minister Blady. “This expanded program will help ensure no child with congenital hearing loss falls through the cracks.”

October 08, 2015

A new child-care centre being built at Mount Carmel Clinic will offer up to 16 new infant spaces for families in the community and high-risk mothers with substance abuse issues in Winnipeg’s north end, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

October 08, 2015

Construction is underway on a new $7-million facility in Thompson that will provide mental health and addictions services for area youth in crisis, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

October 07, 2015

Manitoba Government moves forward on commitment to establish universally accessible child care: Minsters Irvin-Ross, Allum

More families in south Winnipeg are benefiting from high-quality child care with the opening of a new centre at Highbury School that has spaces for up to 64 children, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced today.

October 07, 2015

It is now easier for women to access a wider selection of breast prosthetics and bras thanks to a joint program between the Manitoba government and CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

“We are always looking at supporting patients to make life after treatment for cancer a little easier,” said Minister Blady. “By partnering with CancerCare Manitoba, we are able to provide patients with streamlined access and lower costs for prosthetics and bras. This decision was made in consultation with breast cancer survivors as well as CancerCare Manitoba.”

October 06, 2015

CHURCHILL—As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to improve and promote affordable, healthy foods for northern communities, it will invest in a new retail subsidy program called Affordable Food in Remote Manitoba (AFFIRM), Premier Greg Selinger announced here today.

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