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No Deaths, 11 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting no new deaths today from COVID-19. There are 11 new cases of the virus today, including 3 in Winnipeg. 528 cases are active, 55,756 people have recovered, for a total of 57,456 cases so far. 110 people are in hospital, including 26 in intensive care. The five day test…

Pallister Pushes Farm Bill

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he’s concerned that a federal bill brought forward by a Manitoba MP, intended to give more government aid to farmers and small businesses, is being stalled by red tape. Pallister says Bill C-208 would help family farms and other small businesses by making tax rates fair to those…

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No Deaths, 11 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting no new deaths today from COVID-19. There are 11 new cases of the virus today, including 3 in Winnipeg. 528 cases are active, 55,756 people have recovered, for a total of 57,456 cases so far. 110 people are in hospital, including 26 in intensive care. The five day test…

Pallister Pushes Farm Bill

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he’s concerned that a federal bill brought forward by a Manitoba MP, intended to give more government aid to farmers and small businesses, is being stalled by red tape. Pallister says Bill C-208 would help family farms and other small businesses by making tax rates fair to those…

Heat & Smoke Return

WINNIPEG - Despite a chance of rain starting off the week, warmth in Winnipeg will stick around throughout much of the week. Melita, Boissevain, and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park are under heat warnings, with temperatures reaching as high as 37. But elsewhere, Monday morning will see a mix of sun and cloud as a few…

No Rodeo In Virden

WINNIPEG - A large indoor event in southwestern Manitoba won't be happening next month. Organizers of the Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze say current COVID-19 public health orders and the vaccine rollout plan will prevent them from hosting a successful event this summer. They're hoping rodeo weekend which has been held in the…

1 Deaths, 30 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one new death today from COVID-19. There are 30 new cases of the virus today. 555 cases are active, 55,719 people have recovered, for a total of 57,446 cases so far. 103 people are in hospital, including 26 in intensive care. The five day test positivity rate in Manitoba…

Indigenous Potato Chips

WINNIPEG - An Indigenous-owned company in Manitoba is getting ready to put its delicious products on store shelves from coast to coast after signing an agreement with a national partner. Riverton-based Native Canadian Chip Corporation, makers of the locally-famous Tomahawk Chips, has landed a deal with Calgary-based Star Wholesale to distribute the snacks across Canada.…

Supersite Walkins Underway

WINNIPEG - Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination at a downtown Winnipeg supersite has begun this weekend. The province’s vaccination task force says it’s offering immunizations for eligible Manitobans at the RBC Convention Centre every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. without an appointment, and doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available. Everyone age 12…

Bev R. Bee Is Back!

WINNIPEG - The worst of the heatwave may seem over, but we’re still in for a stretch of hot, sunny, and dry conditions that could be harmful to our plants and flowers. As I sit out here sweating buckets while my little buddy gives me a hand with the watering can, I can think of…

1 Death, 62 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one new death today from COVID-19. There are 62 new cases of the virus today. 551 cases are active, 55,695 people have recovered, for a total of 57,417 cases so far. 103 people are in hospital, including 25 in intensive care. The five day test positivity rate in Manitoba…

Morden's Water In Jeopardy

WINNIPEG - Morden is worried about its drinking water supply. Mayor Brandon Burley says Lake Minnewasta is three metres below normal and dropping 15 centimetres every two weeks. The city of almost 9,000 has months before its water runs out completely but it's worrisome, especially as drought conditions persist. Morden has had water restrictions in…

Another Minister Speaks Out

WINNIPEG - Another one of Brian Pallister's ministers is speaking out about his comments on colonialism. Sarah Guillemard, Manitoba's conservation and climate minister, tweeted earlier this week that she would never stand behind words that add hurt to traumatized people. I will never stand behind words that add hurt to traumatized people. That would mean…

3 Deaths, 41 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting three new deaths today from COVID-19, one of them in Winnipeg. There are 41 new cases of the virus today, including 13 in Winnipeg. 537 cases are active, 55,652 people have recovered, for a total of 57,359 cases so far. 106 people are in hospital, including 24 in intensive…

Botched Vaccination Records

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says it’s continuing to respond to thousands of questions about immunization records. The province says nearly 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Manitoba so far, and the government has 12,000 open inquiries about vaccination records, after nearly 27,000 were reported as missing or incomplete. Vaccine Implementation…

Help Coming For Farmers

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says it’s working with the federal government to provide assistance to producers impacted by the province’s ongoing drought conditions. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler and Federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau say a hay disaster benefit will pay farmers an extra $44 for every tonne below coverage to compensate for…

5th First Nation Evacuates

WINNIPEG - The Canadian Red Cross says it’s helping a remote Manitoba First Nation as its members flee smoke and flames from nearby forest fires. The organization says it’s treating members of Red Sucker Lake First Nation, more than 730 km northeast of Winnipeg, experiencing health effects from smoke, and 300 people have been sent…

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