All non-essential government services and offices will be closed September 19th in acknowledgement of the day of mourning to honour Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Schools will remain open and classes will be in session. Child-care facilities will also be open. Premier Heather Stefanson is encouraging all schools to observe a moment of silence on the day.

The health-care system will continue to operate as usual

The province, alongside what was announced earlier today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is recognizing Monday as a day of mourning to encourage Manitobans to honour and pay their respects to the late Monarch.

The announcement came late Tuesday afternoon.

Today’s announcement follows the federal government’s decision to mark September 19th, the day of the funeral for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as a one-time federal holiday for core federal public services.

A 21-gun salute will take place on the south grounds of the Legislative Building, to coincide with the federal memorial service in Ottawa. This will be followed by a Royal Gun Salute of 96 rounds to honour each year of Her Majesty’s life. The provincial memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Winnipeg, by invitation. Church bells will toll 96 times prior to the commencement of the service.

The public is welcome to sign books of condolence for the duration of the period of mourning at the Legislative Building, Winnipeg City Hall, Brandon City Hall, Steinbach City Hall and Thompson City Hall.