PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN TO BE LOWERED TO CAUTION LEVEL YELLOW

Prairie Mountain Health Region will be lowered from restricted level orange to caution level yellow tomorrow, September 18th, the Province announced today in its Covid-19 Bulletin. Gathering sizes will be increased to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Masks will no longer be mandatory in public spaces but are still encouraged. All other restrictions […]

MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE OCTOBER 1st

Minimum wage in Manitoba will increase by $0.25 to $11.90 from $11.65 on October 1, 2020. At this time, we are not aware of any official press release on the matter from the Province. (UPDATE: On Sept. 18, 2020, the Province released a statement regarding the minimum wage increase. To view that statement, please visit […]

MANITOBA FURTHER EXPANDS BACK TO WORK WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part of its continued commitment to safely restarting the provincial economy, Premier Brian Pallister and Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “The Back to Work wage subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back […]

CECRA EXTENDED FOR SEPTEMBER

On September 8th, the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program was extended for September 2020. Below is the news release on the CECRA extension, which can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/09/government-announces-extension-of-rent-relief-for-small-businesses.html along with additional information.   NEWS RELEASE September 8, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister […]

MANITOBA RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION RELEASES UNFAVORABLE FEEDBACK ON PROVINCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

MEDIA RELEASE September 9, 2020   Winnipeg,MB – The Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association (MRFA) released industry survey results that show Provincial assistance programs created to assist Manitoba businesses have not been beneficial to the viability of the restaurant industry. A recent survey conducted by the MRFA yielded less than positive results from its restaurant […]

CITY OF WINNIPEG EXTENDS TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS AND PROPERTY TAXES

FROM THE CITY OF WINNIPEG’S WEBSITE (http://www.winnipegassessment.com/AsmtTax/English/default.stm):   Effective August 31, 2020, City Council has extended the tax deferral program originally approved in April 2020 for both business and property taxes. Property Taxes Penalties will be waived for current 2020 property taxes for an additional two months from September 30 to November 30, 2020. Business […]

WE’RE HIRING A MEMBER OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Are you interested in gaining experience in the non-profit sector, membership services, and communications? The Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association is looking for a professionally minded term position employee to conduct outreach to members and potential members across the province, continuing the work our summer student has successfully begun in our Member Outreach Program. Through […]

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHAUN JEFFREY IN AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Dear members,   We are aware that the progression of the COVID-19 virus is currently raising many questions and ever growing concerns on the viability of our industry in the future. Your MRFA team is taking this situation very seriously, closely monitoring industry trends to assist in a long term industry survival plan. First and […]

MANITOBA PUBLIC HEALTH HAS APPROVED THE USE OF BARRIERS BETWEEN VLTs

While spacing VLTs six (6) feet apart is still the most effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, where this is not possible, the installation of proper barriers will be permitted. VLT siteholders are responsible for meeting both the conditions of all Manitoba Public Health orders and the operational requirements set out by Manitoba […]

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ENHANCES BACK TO WORK WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

$100,000 in Financial Support Available for Businesses to Get More Manitobans Back to Work: Pallister The Manitoba government is enhancing its Back to Work program to support more Manitoba businesses in bringing back their employees to increase their operations and the services provided throughout the province, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “The Back to Work […]