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Outbreak At School

WINNIPEG - Some students at a school in North Kildonan are back to learning at home after four more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday. Parents whose children attended John Pritchard School were notified yesterday that those in grades 4 through 8 will begin remote learning immediately. This brings the total number of confirmed…

Testing Sites Turn People Away

WINNIPEG - COVID-19 testing sites in the city were so busy yesterday they were turning people away. This rush to get tested follows warnings of possible coronavirus exposures at schools, restaurants, buses and elsewhere. A good chunk of the new cases of late have been in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says all four…

Care Home Shelters

WINNIPEG - The province will spend $18 million to build all-season outdoor shelters at personal care homes. They will be built by PCL Construction, a Manitoba company, and they should be in use by November. Shipping containers will be refitted so visitors can enter from outside while residents gain access through the home. Health Minister…

Lotto Max Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Tuesday, September 15th. Good luck! The $24 million jackpot wasn't won so Friday's draw will be for $30 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

Chronic House Fires

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has been very busy over the last several hours responding to two North End house fires. An empty two-storey house went up in flames this morning just before 2 - and this one had sustained fire damage before, just last month. Police officers in the area spotted the…

Manitobans Relaxing Amid COVID

WINNIPEG - A survey released this morning shows many Manitobans feel public officials are exaggerating how dangerous the coronavirus is. The online poll, conducted by Léger, suggests that 21% of Canadians feel that the virus is just as dangerous as the seasonal flu. In Manitoba, just over a quarter of respondents said that both “the…

COVID & Politics

WINNIPEG - A local epidemiologist says the biggest challenge to preparing for the continuing COVID-19 pandemic is the four year election cycle. Cynthia Carr says health policy requires long-term planning while politics focuses short-term gains. Carr, who advises governments, says while people like her are making long-range plans, the federal and some provincial governments are…

WFPS Drones A Success

WINNIPEG - It sounds like the drone program at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will become permanent. A new public service report says the drone pilot project participated in over 40 major incidents. Everyone involved agrees, these drones helped deploy the right resources in the rights spots and they improved safety. The WFPS figures it…

Pallister Expands Wage Subsidy

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister is expanding its government's Back to Work Wage Subsidy Program. “The subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back employees who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic and hiring more staff to boost their operations and provide valued services to Manitobans,” said Pallister. Through the initiative,…

BQ Caucus Self-Isolating

WINNIPEG - The entire Bloc Quebecois caucus, including leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, is in self-isolation. An employee has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after the BQ held a full caucus meeting. Bloc official say everyone potentially affected will be screened and will follow the advice of public health officials. This news comes as the various…

Another School Exposure

WINNIPEG - After several potential COVID-19 exposures over the weekend, there's another one today from provincial health officials. They say there was a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 10th. The individual was asymptomatic and followed all measures the school had in place. The infection wasn't acquired at the school. The…

Deadly Motorcycle Crash

WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP says a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck towing a boat in the RM of St. Clements has claimed the life of a 64-year-old from the municipality. The collision happened 10 minutes northeast of Selkirk just before 2 p.m. on Sunday. The intersection was closed for more than three hours…

Weather Network's Fall & Winter Forecast

WINNIPEG - The Weather Network’s fall and winter forecast, released this morning, is predicting Manitoba can look forward to pleasant autumn conditions well into November this year. This good news comes just after fall fell on us well before many were ready to say goodbye to summer. Despite the early September chill, Chief meteorologist Chris…

Strevy's NFL Debut

WINNIPEG - Former Blue Bomber quarterback Chris Streveler saw his first action as an Arizona Cardinal yesterday. His three yard run late in the third quarter kept a drive alive as the Cards knocked off the San Francisco 49ers 24-20. Got in on a little wedge action and we got a huge dub! Fun day…

Possible COVID Exposures

WINNIPEG - Public health officials are warning of possible exposure to COVID-19 at several locations on a number of dates. They says the risk is low but if you were potentially exposed, you should monitor for symptoms and then get tested if symptoms develop. Winnipeg Transit routes 11 and 14 on August 31st, September 1st…

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