Province Announces Winnipeg to be Moved to Level Red, Rest of Province to be moved to or remain at Level Orange

Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced provincewide changes to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System today in order to halt the growing community transmission of COVID-19 in Manitoba. “We have pleaded with Manitobans to follow the fundamentals and to significantly reduce their contacts, and the numbers continue in the wrong direction,” said […]

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund Open for Applications for $5K Grants

The following is from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s webpage on the CUSBRF: Grants of up to $5,000 available Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to reopen […]

Province Putting Additional Restrictions in Place for Northern Region & Churchill Effective Monday, Oct. 26th

Today the Province announced the following in their Covid-19 Bulletin #229: New COVID-19 public health orders will be issued for the Northern health region and Churchill by the chief provincial public health officer. The orders will come into effect Monday, Oct. 26 and remain in effect for a minimum of two weeks. The restrictions will […]

Province Announces Increased Fine Amounts for Non Compliance with Health Orders for Individuals & Businesses

Today Premier Pallister announced that fine amounts have increased for both individuals and businesses that do not comply with emergency health orders. He also announced increased measures to enforce the orders, including soon allowing municipal by-law officers to be able to enforce and fine under the orders. The news release states, in part, “Amendments have […]

#saveMBrestaurants

Our industry needs help now. Download pre-made post images and learn more on how to help us on social media with our current efforts to get Manitoba restaurants provincial aid here: https://mailchi.mp/11ee951c742f/savembrestaurants-templates Please join us in sharing your story on social media as a member, industry professional – whether you are an owner, operator, or […]

View Current Health Orders Effective October 19th for Winnipeg Metro Region

Please click this link to view the current Health Orders: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders-soe-capital-10192020.pdf   These Orders do no mandate the closure of Beverage Rooms as the Province originally announced they would, and Entertainment Facilities may remain open for food take out and delivery. While we are happy to see these small concessions, the MRFA will continue to […]

#saveMBrestaurants: Entertainment Facilities & Beverage Rooms Denied Temporary Licensing, Restaurants Need Help Now

EDIT: THIS POST WAS MADE BEFORE THE ORDERS WERE OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED, AT WHICH POINT THE PROVINCE DECIDED NOT TO CLOSE BEVERAGE ROOMS. Effective today, beverage rooms & entertainment facilities in the Winnipeg Metro region must close for two weeks, as per the further additional restrictions placed upon our industry that also mandate restaurants and lounges […]

Winnipeg Restaurants Hit with Additional Restrictions

Today, Manitoba announced additional restrictions on many industries within the Winnipeg region, including restaurants. Effective Monday, October 19th, 2020, gathering sizes are reduced to 5, restaurant capacity is reduced to 50%, beverage rooms, casinos, and entertainment facilities will be closed, and these measures will be in place for a minimum of two weeks. Shaun Jeffrey, […]

Federal Government Announces New & Extended Supports for Businesses during Pandemic

On October 9, 2020, the Canadian federal government announced further supports for businesses struggling during the pandemic. These supports include: a new Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy, to replace the previous program which placed the burden upon landlords. This new program will provide subsidy directly to tenants. a top up for the above CERS for especially […]

City of Winnipeg Extends Temporary Patios for Winter

The City of Winnipeg has extended temporary patios for winter, beginning October 13, 2020. Fees for temporary patios are waived. For more information on regulations, permits, etc., visit https://winnipeg.ca/PPD/permits/Commercial/TemporaryPatio.stm#2 The MRFA recognizes that while this measure is helpful for some restaurants wishing to extend their capacity and we thank the City, we will continue to […]