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2 Deaths, 50 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting two deaths today from COVID-19, both of them in Winnipeg. There are 50 new cases of the virus, including 21 in Winnipeg and 21 in the north. 1,194 cases are active, 29,770 people have recovered, for a total of 31,859 cases so far. 192 Manitobans are in hospital right…

Supersites Total 6 Now

WINNIPEG - As the Manitoba government continues to announce expanded criteria for receiving COVID-19 vaccines, it’s also announcing growing capacity to fulfill those appointments. The province says a new supersite for southern Manitoba is being set up at a community recreation hub in Morden, and says it should be open within two weeks as long…

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2 Deaths, 50 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting two deaths today from COVID-19, both of them in Winnipeg. There are 50 new cases of the virus, including 21 in Winnipeg and 21 in the north. 1,194 cases are active, 29,770 people have recovered, for a total of 31,859 cases so far. 192 Manitobans are in hospital right…

Supersites Total 6 Now

WINNIPEG - As the Manitoba government continues to announce expanded criteria for receiving COVID-19 vaccines, it’s also announcing growing capacity to fulfill those appointments. The province says a new supersite for southern Manitoba is being set up at a community recreation hub in Morden, and says it should be open within two weeks as long…

3rd Vaccine Approved

WINNIPEG - Canada now has a third immunization option against COVID-19. The AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use. Dr. Theresa Tam, the country's chief public health officer, says this is good news but variants of the virus could spread quickly. Here in Manitoba, Dr. Joss Reimer says the latest vaccine could change the way…

Low Flood Risk

WINNIPEG - The province says the risk of major spring flooding is low in southern and central Manitoba. However, infrastructure minister Ron Schuler says the weather could still change that. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre says soil moisture and snowfall are both below normal. The risk of northern flooding is low to moderate.

1 Death, 64 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one death today from COVID-19. There are 64 new cases of the virus, including 26 in Winnipeg. 1,197 cases are active, 29,635 people have recovered, for a total of 31,721 cases so far. 191 Manitobans are in hospital right now, 28 of them in the ICU. The five day…

Hydro Review In

WINNIPEG - An extensive review of Manitoba Hydro has found that a lack of oversight, insufficient research, and mismanagement contributed to massive overspending on two costly generating projects. Economic Review Commissioner Brad Wall says the missteps during two construction projects led to $3.7 billion in overruns. Walls says, rather than recommending privatizing the Crown corporation…

Shots Fired, Baby Inside

WINNIPEG - Two young men are in custody as RCMP investigate what they say started with a report of an assault in progress that escalated to a shot fired through the window of a home in Dauphin. The Mounties say there were several in the building at the time, including an infant less than a…

Vaccination Ages Dropping

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba is gradually widening eligibility for who can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Just a day after announcing that seniors over 95 and First Nations people over 75 can get the shot, the province now says First Nation people born on or before Dec. 31, 1946, and others anyone born on…

Liquor Mart Machete Robbery

WINNIPEG - RCMP are looking for another suspect in a vicious liquor mart robbery in Northern Manitoba. One man was arrested after the liquor store in Flin Flon was robbed earlier this month. One of the two men carried a machete. The Mounties say an employee was threatened but no one was hurt. No money…

K9 Cop Catches Suspect

WINNIPEG - Brandon police were busy this week recovering a few stolen vehicles. In one of the cases, a suspect was tracked down by a canine officer. A stolen truck was involved in an accident at 26th Street and Patricia Avenue. That's where the K9 cop picked up a scent and led other officers to…

Restrictions Relaxing Again

WINNIPEG - The province is again considering a loosening of the COVID-19 restrictions and it's asking Manitobans to weigh in on a long list of proposed changes to current public health orders. You can take the latest survey here. Dr. Brent Roussin says the possible changes below are up for discussion and would be implemented…

1 Death, 70 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one death today from COVID-19, a man in his 70's in Winnipeg. There are 70 new cases of the virus, including 31 in Winnipeg. 1,206 cases are active, 29,563 people have recovered, for a total of 31,657 cases so far. 196 Manitobans are in hospital right now, 26 of…

Manitoba On Mars

WINNIPEG - NASA’s successful landing of its Perseverance Rover may not have been possible without several pieces of hardware from Manitoba. A company in Minnedosa provided the space agency with super high-speed cameras to help them nail last week’s landing. Engineers say the clear visuals Canadian Photonic Labs provided were vital in the days leading…

Altona Cops Get Body Cams

WINNIPEG - The Altona Police Service says it’s strapping cell phones to their officers that will function as body cams. The police started testing a smartphone app on police-issued devices back in October, which also uses GPS to track the locations of individual officers. They say six constables got outfitted with the system permanently last…

Dan LeMay Support Fund

WINNIPEG - A fundraiser is underway for the young sons left behind as the RCMP release more details into the search for a missing sledder presumed drowned. 50-year-old Dan LeMay from Grunthal had three boys aged 17 to 25, and the family says they’re grateful to have answers, and for those who helped in the…

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