Winnipeg Turns Over Public-Health Inspections to Province

Theresa Oswald (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Manitoba government is now overseeing all public-health inspections in the province.

All 18 public-health inspectors with the City of Winnipeg have been transferred to the province, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced Monday.

“This will streamline service delivery and improve the efficiency of our public-health inspection services,” Oswald said. “By providing a single, consistent approach throughout Manitoba, we will make sure citizens are protected and can get the information and assistance they need, when they need it.”

Previously, the city was responsible for public-health inspections in inner-city Winnipeg. Provincial staff will now conduct all public-health inspections, which will include restaurants, swimming pools and tattoo parlours across the province.

The information currently found on the City of Winnipeg’s Diner’s Digest website will be transferred to the province’s Health Protection Reports website.

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