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3 Deaths, 102 Cases In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting three new deaths from COVID-19 today. There are also 102 new cases of the virus, 74 of them not fully vaccinated. 1,007 cases are active, 60,091 people have recovered, for a total of 62,332 cases so far. 92 people are in hospital, including 14 in intensive care. The five…

Manitoba Minister Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

WINNIPEG - The leader of a southern Manitoba group involved in protesting Manitoba’s public health orders has been arrested in connection with events where police say those orders were broken. The Church of God Restoration says Tobias Tissen, minister for its congregation in Sarto, ten minutes south of Steinbach, was arrested Monday night on an…

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3 Deaths, 102 Cases In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting three new deaths from COVID-19 today. There are also 102 new cases of the virus, 74 of them not fully vaccinated. 1,007 cases are active, 60,091 people have recovered, for a total of 62,332 cases so far. 92 people are in hospital, including 14 in intensive care. The five…

Manitoba Minister Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

WINNIPEG - The leader of a southern Manitoba group involved in protesting Manitoba’s public health orders has been arrested in connection with events where police say those orders were broken. The Church of God Restoration says Tobias Tissen, minister for its congregation in Sarto, ten minutes south of Steinbach, was arrested Monday night on an…

Access to COVID-19 Testing in Manitoba Expanded

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has authorized the use of COVID-19 tests at pharmacies for Manitoba travellers. Health Minister Audrey Gordon says the change is under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the emergency measures act, and allows pharmacies to administer both rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and molecular tests. Pharmacists Manitoba President Ashley Hart says…

U of Manitoba Union Votes to Strike

WINNIPEG - The University of Manitoba Faculty Association says the majority of its members have voted in favour of going on strike. The labour union says 85 per cent of ballots cast during the three-day voting process that started on Saturday were in support of a walkout. But the UMFA notes that the outcome of…

More Third Doses In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is recommending a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to First Nations people living on reserves. That's about 7,200 people. Dr. Marcia Anderson says breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated Indigenous Manitobans have been on the rise since August. The province says the booster shot should be given at least six months after the…

Prescribing Time Outdoors In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Time spent outdoors can be good for you. And now, a program that actually prescribes time in nature has expanded to Manitoba. PaRx: A Prescription for Nature allows doctors, pharmacists and others in the medical field to prescribe a hike in a forest or an hour on a bench in a park. Manitoba…

5 Deaths, 51 Cases In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting five new deaths from COVID-19 since Friday. There are 51 new cases of the virus today, 36 of them not fully vaccinated. 976 cases are active, 60,023 people have recovered, for a total of 62,230 cases so far. 90 people are in hospital, including 16 in intensive care. The…

Manitoba School Staff Quitting Over Vax, Tests

WINNIPEG - A school division in southern Manitoba is concerned that many of their staff could be calling in or emailing their resignations instead of presenting proof of immunization against COVID-19 to their employer or taking regular rapid tests — now that, as of today, Manitoba’s 12,000 civil servants are required to make the choice.…

Manitoba Winter Forecasts

WINNIPEG - Several major forecasters are painting contrasting pictures of what winter will look like in Manitoba over the next several months. The La Niña weather phenomenon is back after arriving last year, and while the federal government says that means a chill is coming to southern Manitoba and AccuWeather says it will be bitterly…

A Look Ahead at Manitoba Premier Race

WINNIPEG - The day before many Manitoba families will be more focused on candy than government leadership, one of these two women will be selected as the new premier of Manitoba, a first since the title was created on September 16, 1870. It largely will be a matter of what form of leadership experience party…

Deadline Arrives For Manitoba Health Care Workers

WINNIPEG - Get vaccinated, get tested or don't get paid. That's the message Shared Health in Manitoba has been sending to its employees ahead of today's deadline. People who work directly with vulnerable people must now show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test or go on unpaid leave. At least two personal care homes…

Manitoba Care Homes Ask For Help

WINNIPEG - Family members with loved ones at two personal care homes in the Southern Health Region have been told they may have to help out starting this week. Salem Home and Tabor Home say contingency planning continues in part because some staff at the homes are not fully vaccinated yet. The facilities are already…

Manitoba Red Nose Gets Another Red Light

WINNIPEG - For the second year in a row, Operation Red Nose says they won’t be operating in Manitoba this coming winter due to the return of high COVID-19 rates in some parts of the province. The non-profit organization says when looking at current case data trends, they had no choice but to postpone the…

4 in 10 in Manitoba Hurting Financially, Mentally

WINNIPEG - It’s not just about physical health. Two new polls are revealing just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the financial and mental wellness of Manitobans. A study by the not-for-profit Angus Reid Institute found 38 per cent of Manitoba and Saskatchewan respondents said their mental health had gotten worse since the beginning…

Manitoba Students Way Behind in Math, Reading

WINNIPEG - The results of Canada’s latest standardized tests are in, and Manitoba math and reading grades are at the bottom, far below the average among students across the country. The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program found that 90 percent of Grade 8 students in Canada performed at or above the expected level of performance in mathematics.…

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