CONTRIBUTOR POST: TracRite’s Things for Restaurants to Consider During Covid-19

Submitted by MRFA Associate member TracRite. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants have had to close temporarily to reduce the level of community spread. It is heart-wrenching knowing how difficult it will be for some to weather this terrible storm. As we don’t know how long these closures may last, we brainstormed some strategies on […]

CITY OF WINNIPEG RELEASES TEMPORARY PATIO GUIDELINES & FORMS

In response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services plan released on April 29, 2020, the City of Winnipeg is offering an expedited process to allow for businesses to establish temporary patio spaces. The temporary patios must comply with the general safety requirements outlined in the Temporary Patio Registration Form, and will be allowed to operate […]

Corporate Source has Signs for Businesses for Health & Safety During COVID-19

Submitted by Associate Member Corporate Source & Michelle Cottyn Corporate Source is printing signs for health and safety for businesses needing them during their re-opening during COVID-19. They can have these to members quickly and can add any custom logo or message at no charge for MRFA members only. Please see this document for more […]

LETTER FROM SHAUN JEFFREY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IN THE APRIL NEWSLETTER

Dear MRFA members, non-members and food service industry professionals, I am writing, not to add yet another COVID-19 update to your inbox, but to address several points regarding the implications of the pandemic on the restaurant profession. I would like to reassure you that we understand the profound effects it has had – and will continue […]

PREMIER UNVEILS MANITOBA’S ROADMAP TO EXPANDING SERVICES SAFELY

Manitoba to Begin Easing Restrictions on Businesses; Physical Distancing Measures Still in Effect: Premier Manitoba will begin a careful, multi-phased effort next week to gradually restore services, open some businesses and increase recreational opportunities while maintaining social distancing advice, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “We applaud Manitobans for doing their part to help flatten the […]

MRFA Proud to see Industry’s Community Efforts

Hi to all readers; restaurant operators, food distributors, bartenders, chefs, and all purveyors of keeping people fed and watered, directly or indirectly, and last but not least, restaurant patrons and the foodies who keep our industry alive and well versed. In light of this time of uncertainty, it’s important to focus our efforts on what […]

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS TODAY

Applications are now open for the CEWS program, intended to cover up to 75% of employee wages to encourage employers to hire back or keep employees on payroll during this pandemic. Information about applying, qualifying, calculating and more is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html  

WITH MAY RENT LOOMING, FEW DETAILS YET AVAILABLE FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY RENT ASSIST PROGRAM

On April 24, 2020, the Prime Minister announced partnerships with provinces and territories to deliver the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses. While some details have been made available, such as the breakdown of expenses by the federal and provincial governments, tenants and landlords, and the fact that landlord participation is optional yet […]

PROVINCE TO PROVIDE $120 MILLION OF SUPPORT TO SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES HARMED BY COVID-19

Manitoba Businesses are Struggling, We Want to Support Them: Pallister The Manitoba government is providing up to $120 million to support Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses that are facing significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are struggling […]

MANITOBA EXTENDS PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS TO MAY 1ST

Manitoba is extending the public health orders which were previously in place until April 28th. The public health orders are now extended to May 1st. The order which relates directly to our industry states: All restaurants and other commercial facilities are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at […]