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More Remote Learning

WINNIPEG - The province has announced remote learning for more Manitoba schools because of rising COVID-19 cases. Starting on Tuesday, all 27 schools in the Garden Valley and Red River Valley School divisions will teach their kindergarten to grade 12 students at home. Like Winnipeg and Brandon, this will be in effect until at least…

4 Deaths, 430 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting four new deaths today from COVID-19, two of them in Winnipeg and three from the B117 variant. There are 430 new cases of the virus today, including 339 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern total 6,137 in Manitoba, with 2,407 of them active. 32 people have been killed…

New Manitoba 150 Coin

WINNIPEG - On one side the coin is graced by a hearty prairie crocus, Manitoba’s official floral emblem, and a perennial first sign of spring on the prairies. On the other, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth as she appeared in 1964, surrounded by laser-engraved Manitoba 150 heart logos. Although the face value of the 63-gram,…

New COVID Projections

WINNIPEG - The province has released new COVID-19 modelling that shows things will get worse before they get better. Deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Jazz Atwal, says the numbers are rising because some people are failing to follow the rules. The COVID projections show cases rising for at least another week, possibly to over…

COVID Closes Playgrounds

WINNIPEG - Playgrounds in Manitoba's biggest school division will be closed outside of regular hours during this period of remote learning. Even though outdoor play is one of the few pleasures families have during the pandemic, the Winnipeg School Division says people have been congregating on the grounds at all hours which defeats the purpose…

Lotto Max Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Friday, May 14th. Good luck! The $40 million jackpot wasn't won so Tuesday's draw will rise to $50 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

No Deaths, 491 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting no new deaths today from COVID-19. There are 491 new cases of the virus today, including 328 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern total 5,611 in Manitoba, with 2,144 of them active. 29 people have been killed by the variants. 4,163 cases are active, 39,024 people have recovered,…

Tuxedo Teens Robbed

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for help from the public, while warning of a suspect they say is armed and dangerous, as they try to locate a 20-year-old man accused of robbing four teenagers outside a Tuxedo community centre. Police say a warrant for the arrest of Gordan Eaglebear Lucas has been…

Pfizer For Kids Now Available

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says the province is now one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to approve vaccinations against COVID-19 for youth aged 12 to 17. Starting today, appointments can be made for young people to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The province says it hopes the expansion will…

Axe Robbers Steal Computers

WINNIPEG - A young Winnipeg small business owner is asking for patience and support while struggling to make sense of a horrific robbery at axe-point this week that resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars-worth of merchandise. Nothing But Tech owner Rui Dias says he was in his computer workshop Wednesday evening…

Vehicle Registration Fees Drop

WINNIPEG - Vehicle registration fees are dropping, again. The new 10 percent cut is in addition to the 10 percent reduction announced last year. It will now cost $129 to register most cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks. Infrastructure minister Ron Schuler says the $15 million rollback is part of a plan to reverse…

Whiteshell Fire Rages On

WINNIPEG - Very dry conditions continue in Manitoba and so do the fires. Ground crews, backed up by aircraft, continue to battle a wildfire in the Whiteshell. The blaze is burning near Falcon Lake about 10 kilometers from the Ontario border. People are being told to avoid the area. Meanwhile, the province has closed most…

Grocery Workers At Risk

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba union is accusing the province and grocery store chains of putting workers at risk by not properly enforcing mask use by customers. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 represents more than 9,000 grocery employees and about 2,000 security guards at retailers. It says worker safety hasn't been a top priority…

3 Deaths, 560 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting three new deaths today from COVID-19, one of them in Winnipeg and all are from the B117 variant. There are 560 new cases of the virus today, including 431 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern total 5,210 in Manitoba, with 1,974 of them active. 29 people have been…

Leash Backyard Breeders

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Humane Society says the city’s bylaws around pet ownership aren’t strong enough. There are thousands of stray cats and dogs in the city, the WHS explains, while “backyard breeders” are getting away with unethical practices. The advocates are calling for stricter spay and neuter requirements, rules to prevent animal hoarding, and…

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