MANITOBA INTRODUCES NEW CALL CENTRE TO HELP BUSINESSES NAVIGATE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support programs. In the coming days, Manitoba-based business 24-7 Intouch will launch a secure call centre to help inform and guide stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. To […]

RESTAURANT LIQUOR DELIVERY PERMANENT LEGISLATION PASSES

On April 15th, the Manitoba Government passed amendments to the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act which allows for the sale of liquor for take-out and delivery from Manitoba restaurants. This legislation is now permanent and will continue to be in effect after the COVID-19 crisis. The MRFA is proud to have played an integral […]

SKIPTHEDISHES ANNOUNCES SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR RESTAURANTS

Excerpt from a letter on behalf of SkipTheDishes: We’re Giving A Total Of Over $15 Million Back To Our Restaurant Partners and Communities Since we first announced our 30-day support package, the circumstances around COVID-19 have continued to evolve and impact our communities across Canada. We know that these have been challenging times, and we’re […]

Federal Government Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers

With today’s announcement, the Government of Canada will work with provinces and territories through a new transfer to cost-share a temporary top up to the salaries of low-income essential workers that the provinces and territories have deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19. The Government of Canada will cover a portion of the cost of […]

MBLL OFFERING RELIEF TO COMMERCIAL LIQUOR CUSTOMERS

LETTER ON BEHALF OF MBLL   To our valued Commercial Licensees and Retailers: As part of the MBLL and the Province of Manitoba’s commitment to support businesses directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is providing relief to affected liquor commercial customers. Liquor & Lotteries is giving its liquor commercial customers an […]

MANITOBA EXTENDS PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS TO APRIL 28th

The chief provincial public health officer will be extending the public health orders issued on March 30 for two weeks. The orders that were to expire on April 14 are now extended to April 28, 2020, with the following measures remaining in effect: •    Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at […]

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT TO CONNECT BUSINESSES, NON-PROFIT AND CHARITIES TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Better Position Manitoba Businesses to Rebound from Pandemic: Pallister   The Manitoba government has engaged Manitoba-based business, 24-7 Intouch, to help businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 connect with support programs, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Manitoba’s small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of our economy and they are facing […]

75% EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM APPROVED BY HOUSE OF COMMONS

On Saturday, the Canadian government approved the wage subsidy legislation that will allow employers to have 75% of their employees’ wages subsidized. The program is intended to keep employees from being laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the legislation has been approved and many more details on eligibility and other factors have been made […]

NEW MEASURES TO ENFORCE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Enhanced Ticketing Capacity and Pre-Set Fines will Protect Manitobans, Help Flatten the Curve: Premier and Mayor The Manitoba government and the City of Winnipeg are working in collaboration for an ‘Operation Safe Apart’ pandemic public health enforcement strategy, including new pre-set fines for individuals or business owners who disregard public health orders, to help prevent […]

VICEROY DISTRIBUTORS TAKING ORDERS FOR HAND SANTIZER

Viceroy Distributors has informed the MRFA that they are taking order for 207 ml hand sanitizers foam pumps and expect it delivered around April 20th. To inquire about orders, please contact: Robert Van Der Linde Viceroy Distributors 13-1500 Regent Ave Winnipeg, MB R2C3A8 PH 2049257939