Hydro Bill Begone! Couple Harnesses Sun in Big Way
2017/07/13 04:26:11 PM

Solar installation may be largest private system in province July 5, 2017 RM OF OAKVIEW — Wim and Marlies Verbruggen are basking in the glow of not giving another cent to Manitoba Hydro. The Verbruggens have installed what is believed to be the largest private solar energy installation in the...

Cement Maker Lafarge Gets Approval to Burn Old Tires Instead of Coal
2017/07/13 10:24:24 AM

July 6, 2017 The approval allows about 20 tonnes of tires day to be burned as fuel for Lafarge's cement plant in Brookfield, N.S. HALIFAX—Nova Scotia is shifting from recycling tires to burning them, prompting anger from environmental groups and a company that has invested $5 million to find fresh...

Environmental Approvals Branch Contaminated / Impacted Sites File Review Process
2017/07/13 10:20:13 AM

Notice to Consultants / Stakeholders: The Environmental Approvals Branch (EAB) of Manitoba Sustainable Development (SD) is currently undergoing a file review for the Contaminated Sites (CS) Program historical files. The files are being reviewed to determine the current status of the site and to ensure that all CS files are...

Climate Change Capital Project Grants
2017/06/23 03:41:14 PM

Grant funding of up to $1 million and more for climate change capital projects is now available for Canadian cities and communities of all sizes.  These grants help municipalities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as flooding and drought, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Communities can use...

Province Protects Islands on Lake Winnipegosis, Designates Two New Provincial Park Reserves
2017/06/20 04:42:58 PM

June 15, 2017   The Manitoba government is designating two park reserves, Goose Islands and Grand Island, as Manitoba’s 91st and 92nd provincial parks, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our government recognizes the importance of protecting areas with significant natural and cultural value, particularly the habitat of the province’s...

Canada and Manitoba Partner to Expand BizPaL Service
2017/06/20 04:37:55 PM

June 15, 2017 Free Online Business Permit and Licence HubCuts Red Tape, Helps Entrepreneurs:  Cullen ROSSBURN—Starting and running a business in Rossburn Municipality just became easier thanks to BizPaL, an online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps entrepreneurs start up faster, Growth, Enterprise...

Help Us Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with a List of Made Right Here Products Since Confederation!
2017/06/20 04:11:16 PM

Help our partners, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and celebrate manufacturing’s impact on Canada’s history by submitting in your favorite made in Canada (especially Manitoba) products. Finalists will be announced in a national press release just in time for Canada Day and there will be special mentions for businesses who...

Province Launches Review of College Education
2017/06/20 10:41:24 AM

June 19, 2017 Building on our Strengths to Improve Outcomes for Students:  Wishart Manitoba is undertaking a comprehensive review of college education to identify opportunities to strengthen the system, improve outcomes for students and focus programming on skills needed in the province’s labour market, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart...

The upcoming G20 Hamburg Summit
2017/06/15 12:58:56 PM

On July 7th and 8th, 2017, the G20 will be meeting in Hamburg Germany. Germany holds the G20 Presidency this year, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to continue to seek strong support among G20 members to maintain commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.  We will be watching closely to...

Green machine
2017/06/15 11:25:22 AM

Province Boasts Highest Recycling Rate of Drink Containers in North America, Report Finds By: Stefanie Lasuik  Manitoba is becoming the blue bin province. While residents of other provinces are slowing down, more Manitobans are recycling their drink containers — and it’s making a difference. Recycle Everywhere’s annual report, which will...