Franco-Manitoban

Medimap Partners with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority To Improve Emergency Room Wait Times

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Medimap is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to improve patient care and reduce emergency room wait times.

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  • WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Medimap is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to improve patient care and reduce emergency room wait times.
  • This will help improve Manitobans' access to care by diverting patients with low acuity needs to local medical services that have the capacity to see them, thereby reducing wait times at emergency rooms across the city.
  • "Our new partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is a win-win for both patients and the overall healthcare system.
  • "Every month, approximately 40 percent of people who visit a Winnipeg Urgent Care Centre or emergency department could receive the health care they need, often sooner, through a family doctor or walk-in clinic," said Mike Nader, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Prime Minister announces new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba

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Monday, August 15, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 15, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Anita Neville as the new Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Aug. 15, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Anita Neville as the new Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.
  • The Prime Minister thanked the outgoing Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, for her dedication and service to the people of Manitoba over the past seven years, and wished her all the best in the future.
  • When she assumes office, Ms. Neville will become the third woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.
  • Lieutenant Governors are appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects

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Monday, August 8, 2022

The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.

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  • The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.
  • The Government of Canada's funding comes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program's Green Infrastructure Stream.
  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is providing $33.5 billion over 11 years for public infrastructure across Canada.
  • In Manitoba, the Government of Canada has invested more than $945 million in over 229 infrastructure projects since 2015.

Xplornet Acquires Manitoba Internet Service Business of Full Throttle Networks Inc.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

MARKHAM, ON, April 4, 2022 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the high-speed Internet business of Full Throttle Networks Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • MARKHAM, ON, April 4, 2022 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the high-speed Internet business of Full Throttle Networks Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Full Throttle Networks operates a fixed wireless network providing broadband access service to over 1,600 residential and commercial customers in Winnipeg and surrounding communities.
  • The acquired customers are anticipated to benefit from Xplornet's fibre-to-the-premise and 5G fixed wireless rollout plans in the province of Manitoba.
  • Since 2017, Xplornet has had offices in Brandon, Manitoba which today includes the national office for the Xplornet Enterprise Solutions division.

The governments of Canada and Manitoba announce more than $4.5 million for Université de Saint-Boniface

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians can learn in the official language of their choice.

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  • The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians can learn in the official language of their choice.
  • This is why we support the post-secondary institutions that are essential to the vitality and development of the country's French-speaking communities.
  • Universit de Saint-Boniface is the oldest post-secondary education institution in Western Canada and the only Francophone university in Manitoba.
  • In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced $121.3 million in new investments over three years as of 20212022 to support quality post-secondary education across Canada in the official minority language.

Xplornet to Make Fast and Reliable Internet Available to Over 125,000 Homes and Businesses across Manitoba

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Xplornet will gain access to 3,200 kilometres of dark fibre backbone from Manitoba Hydro.

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  • Xplornet will gain access to 3,200 kilometres of dark fibre backbone from Manitoba Hydro.
  • Xplornet is also investing to deploy an additional 1,500 kilometres of fibre optic cable and equip 224 towers with leading edge 5G-ready wireless broadband technology.
  • "This is an important milestone in our plan to connect rural Manitobans to fast, reliable and affordable high-speed Internet using next generation broadband technologies."
  • Xplornet has deep roots in Manitoba, starting in 2004 with our first Manitoba customers.

Manitoba Public Insurance Awards legacy modernization contract to Infosys Public Services

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys Public Services Inc. (IPS), a subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it will enable Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), a Crown corporation that delivers auto insurance and driver services, to digitize driver licensing, vehicle registration, and International Registration Plan (IRP) services for over 900,000 Manitobans.

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  • Infosys Public Services to implement a modern, customer-centric driver licensing and vehicle registration solution
    WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Infosys Public Services Inc. (IPS), a subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it will enable Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), a Crown corporation that delivers auto insurance and driver services, to digitize driver licensing, vehicle registration, and International Registration Plan (IRP) services for over 900,000 Manitobans.
  • "We are honored and excited to be selected by Manitoba Public Insurance to help navigate this mission-critical digital transformation initiative," said Eric Paternoster, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys Public Services.
  • "Over the last few years, Celtic and Infosys Public Services have helped 19 jurisdictions across North America modernize and digitize various vehicle and driver licensing processes, reducing cost of operations and improving the constituent experience.
  • Infosys Public Services is a leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.