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6 Deaths, 154 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting six deaths today from COVID-19, five of them in Winnipeg. There are 154 new cases of the virus, including 48 in Winnipeg. 3,137 cases are active, 23,968 people have recovered, for a total of 27,893 cases so far. 273 Manitobans are in hospital right now, 36 of them in…

Lotto Max Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Tuesday, January 19th. Good luck! The $55 million jackpot wasn't won so Friday's draw will rise to $60 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

MMF Hires Private Tester

WINNIPEG - The organization representing Manitoba's Metis community has hired a Winnipeg-based bioinformation services company to provide COVID-19 testing exclusively to those Metis citizens. The MMF says Intrinsic Analytics will collect and process test samples, and will report results within a day. While the federation says it doesn’t want citizens to avoid the provincially-funded test…

Military Heading North Again

WINNIPEG - The Canadian military has been deployed to Garden Hill First Nation to help the community tackle a COVID-19 outbreak there. This follows a Canadian Armed Forces liaison and reconnaissance mission by eight members to figure out what resources would be needed. Military officials say personnel will start flying in tomorrow, and will help…

City Closes Gyms

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg has closed five of its employee fitness centres. This after gym owners got upset that the city was operating its facilities but their businesses were forced to close under COVID-19 restrictions. The city says it got the green light from the province several months ago but Dr. Brent Roussin…

EMO Should Be In Charge

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Emergency Measures Organization should be handling the COVID-19 crisis. That from Chuck Sanderson who ran the EMO for a dozen years before retiring. He says the province's plan, including the vaccine rollout, is full of problems that could have been prevented. According to Sanderson, the fatal flaw is having health officials plan…

Vegan Fried Chicken Week?

WINNIPEG - At first peep, two festivals happening right now, at the same time, may seem diametrically opposed: Le Vegan Week is on, and so is Fried Chicken Fest, with both wrapping this Saturday. Restaurants across the city, though, say they’re all birds of a feather in this together. VegFest is running Le Vegan Week…

11 Deaths, 111 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting 11 deaths today from COVID-19, seven of them in Winnipeg. There are 111 new cases of the virus, including 52 in Winnipeg. 3,088 cases are active, 23,869 people have recovered, for a total of 27,740 cases so far. 279 Manitobans are in hospital right now, 37 of them in…

Restrictions That May Be Eased

WINNIPEG - Following the advice of public health officials and input from tens of thousands of Manitobans, the province is considering modest changes to the current public health orders when they expire on Friday. Premier Brian Pallister says while there's much reason for optimism, the approach to safely restoring services and activities will be cautious.…

Murder Suspect Sought

WINNIPEG - Last October, a deceased man identified as 29 year old Mohamed Ahmed was discovered in the Red River near Churchill Drive and Hay Street. His death was determined to be a homicide. Police continued to investigate his murder and have now obtained a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of 28 year old Jesse…

Tickets Issued After Rally

WINNIPEG - RCMP say they handed out 10 tickets at a rally held at Steinbach city hall this past week where dozens expressed frustration about public health orders enacted in response to COVID-19. Police say they expect there will be more consequences for violations of the Public Health Act that they say were observed at…

Manitoba Town Gets Curfew

WINNIPEG - Residents of a small town in northern Manitoba hit by a sudden outbreak of COVID-19 are banding together to support each other as officials there enforce a curfew to curb the spread. Lynn Lake will be under the lockdown from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily starting this week, and it’s expected to…

New Buses At Winnipeg Transit

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries says it’s on board to expand Winnipeg Transit’s fleet with 32 40-foot buses. The agreement includes an option for the contract to be lengthened by another five years, and would produce vehicles with “clean diesel” engines that the company says are “virtually smoke-free.” The company says over the last…

Vaccine Appointments Resume

WINNIPEG - The province resumes booking vaccination appointments today. New bookings were stopped on the weekend after it was learned Pfizer was reducing deliveries of its vaccine because of production delays. According to Dr. Joss Reimer from the Manitoba Vaccine Task Force, about 28,000 fewer doses are expected over the next month. However, she says…

No More Liquor Mart Thefts

WINNIPEG - Liquor Mart thefts have ground to a halt, according to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, saving over $2 million. The Crown corporation says there are no longer any significant thefts. All 36 Liquor Marts in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk and Portage la Prairie have had permanent controlled entrances installed. Customers are required to get their…

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