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911 WORKER TESTS POSITIVE

WINNIPEG - A civilian worker at the 911 call centre has tested positive for CoVid-19. There are four new cases for a total of 221 now. 12 are in hospital, including six in intensive care. The death toll stands at three. 69 others have recovered from coronavirus. 477 tests have been done in the last…

COVID-19 CRACKDOWN

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister and Mayor Brian Bowman held a joint news conference today to announce new fines for violations of CoVid-19 public health orders. They range from $486 for individuals to $2,542 for businesses. If you see violations of these orders, including public gatherings of more than 10 people, you're asked to contact…

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

WINNIPEG - There was an officer-involved shooting last night, sending one person to hospital. It happened on Lagimodiere near Fermor at about 5:30. There are still traffic detours around the area this morning. Police aren't saying too much yet but a number of people were taken into custody after a cruiser crashed with an SUV.…

HUMAN RIGHTS VIRTUAL TOUR

WINNIPEG - If you're stuck at home with some time on your hands, you might want to consider a virtual tour of the Canadian Human Rights Museum. Enjoy! https://humanrights.ca/visit/explore-the-museum-from-home#section-Experience-the-galleries

PALLISTER PAUSES PARTY

WINNIPEG - Manitoba 150 celebrations have been put on hold. Premier Brian Pallister says there's important work to be done right now but when CoVid-19 concerns ease, people will be ready for a big party to mark this province's 150th birthday. He also announced the legislature will resume sitting next Wednesday so coronavirus measures can…

JOCK STRAP MASK

WINNIPEG - Now that masks are being recommended, there seems to be a shortage. But don't worry, there's a DIY CoVid-19 mask and you don't even have to sew to make it. TV personality Emerson Collins has posted a video on Tik Tok showing how to make a mask out of a jock strap in…

FARMERS DONATING MILK

WINNIPEG - Because of CoVid-19, demand for milk is down. But Manitoba dairy farmers don't want to just dump their excess milk. So instead, they plan on giving more to food banks. Winnipeg Harvest got more than 320,000 litres of milk last year from the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba. Look for them to get even…

FAMILY'S PLEA FOR MANITOBANS

WINNIPEG - The family of one of the three Manitobans killed by CoVid-19 is urging people to do their part to limit the spread of the virus. 54 year old Wayne Kidd was the second person in this province to die from coronavirus. In a written statement, Kidd's loved ones say they're in shock over…

RED RIVER ABOUT TO CREST

WINNIPEG - The city expects the Red River to crest this weekend, as many people celebrate Easter. The peak should be just under 21 feet. 41 homeowners have been notified they'll need diking. 16 others are at high risk. Because of CoVid-19, the city says it's helping find volunteers to sandbag and build dikes. And…

CRACKING DOWN ON CROWDS

WINNIPEG - The province has heard the rumors too. People gather in groups of more than 10. So as a result, Premier Brian Pallister says he's looking at possible penalties or other ways of cracking down on crowds during this CoVid-19 pandemic. And he's worried there may be even more violations of the public health…

MASKS MAY PROTECT AFTER ALL

WINNIPEG - Manitoba, like many other jurisdictions, is now saying non-surgical masks may provide at least some protection. Not so much to the person wearing the mask but everyone else. If someone with CoVid-19 but no symptoms is wearing a mask, it might keep others from getting the virus. Some local companies have started making…

WINNIPEG TODDLER MURDERED

Police were called to the 100 block of Snowdon Avenue on March 24th. A two year old boy was taken to hospital in critical condition with a head injury but little Brett White died two days later. The stepmother first told officers the boy fell or was hit by one of his siblings. Investigators say…

WINNIPEG SUPERSTORE RE-OPENS AFTER COVID-19 CASE

A Winnipeg superstore that closed on Friday after an employee tested positive for CoVid-19 has now re-opened. The Superstore on Regent Avenue carried out a deep cleaning while closed and continues to practice social distancing. The worker with CoVid-19 hasn't been at the store in more than two weeks and is now self-isolating at home.

SARGENT APARTMENT FIRE

Two people were taken to hospital early this morning after a four storey apartment block caught fire in the first block of Sargent Avenue. One was is critical condition, the other was stable. Ladder crews also rescued another person from a third floor window. Two Winnipeg Transit buses were brought in to shelter residents who…

APPLY TO OTTAWA FOR HELP TODAY

You can start applying today for the Canada Emeregency Response Benefit. It's Ottawa's two thousand dollar a month program for people who lost their job because of CoVid-19. The application process begins with people born in the first three months of the year. The Canada Revenue Agency is hoping to keep it's systems from being…

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