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Manitoba Robot Fights Loneliness

WINNIPEG - Researchers at the University of Manitoba are getting $470,000 in funding from the province and a charitable foundation to develop robots to help care for people who are alone at home. Minister of Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler announced the strategic partnership with the Victoria General Hospital Foundation at a news conference…

Boil Water Advisory

WINNIPEG - A pump failed in Winkler, causing officials in that city to issue a boil water advisory. The pump failed at the reservoir, affecting water pressure. It's not known when the advisory might be lifted but the low pressure in expected for a few days.

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Manitoba Robot Fights Loneliness

WINNIPEG - Researchers at the University of Manitoba are getting $470,000 in funding from the province and a charitable foundation to develop robots to help care for people who are alone at home. Minister of Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler announced the strategic partnership with the Victoria General Hospital Foundation at a news conference…

Boil Water Advisory

WINNIPEG - A pump failed in Winkler, causing officials in that city to issue a boil water advisory. The pump failed at the reservoir, affecting water pressure. It's not known when the advisory might be lifted but the low pressure in expected for a few days.

More Cigs Seized

WINNIPEG - Just over a week ago, police in Brandon reported the seizure of 3.5 million illegal cigarettes and the arrest of four people. Since then, three more search warrants have been executed and another 560,000 contraband smokes have been seized. The new searches also netted a large quantity of stolen power tools. Two of…

Long COVID Waits

WINNIPEG - If you've had to wait on hold or stand in a long line at a COVID-19 testing site, you won't be happy to hear that wait time isn’t getting any shorter - yet - or of others who are able to avoid the queue. Wait times, both for lineups and by telephone, are…

Companies Paying For Testing

WINNIPEG - If you've had to stand in a long line at a COVID-19 testing site, you won't be happy to hear that big business is able to pay for private testing that's sent to Ontario for analysis. This allows employees of these companies to avoid those big lineups. Critics of this practice say it…

Retail Crime Task Force

WINNIPEG - The provincial government, police and the private sector are teaming up to form a new retail crime task force. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen hopes this will help control retail thefts which have increased 125 percent over the last few years. The task force was one of the recommendations from the Manitoba Retail Crime…

More Testing Sites Coming

WINNIPEG - The province has signed a deal for more COVID-19 testing sites. Dynacare will open and operate mobile and drive-thru locations across Manitoba. This contract will boost capacity by between 14 hundred and 26 hundred tests a day. The first mobile clinic could open as soon as Monday in Winnipeg. Drive-thrus are planned for…

Pallister's Approval Rising

WINNIPEG - As most provincial leaders see their popularity decline, a poll suggests Premier Brian Pallister is the only one whose approval rating is climbing. The study among more than 5,000 Canadians by research firm Maru/Blue shows that, while Pallister’s approval rating went up by nine per cent, the popularity of the other eight premiers…

Congrats Dancing Gabe!

WINNIPEG - Gabriel Langlois, commonly known as “Dancing Gabe,” was among nine other Manitobans honoured for volunteerism at a ceremony held at the official home of Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon. Governor General Julie Payette hosted the event presenting medals in appreciation of contributions to organizations such as Girl Guides, Operation Red Nose, World Vision, and…

No COVID App Here

WINNIPEG - A Health Canada app is being used elsewhere to trace COVID-19 but not here. Manitoba's Chief Public Health Officer says there's some value in the app but it's not going to replace contact tracing. Dr. Brent Roussin says a lot of Manitobans would have to get the app for it to have any…

Possible School Exposures

WINNIPEG - Health officials have sent letters to parents at two schools after possible exposures to COVID-19. The schools are Garden City Collegiate in Winnipeg between Monday, September 14th and Wednesday, September 16th and Meadows School in Brandon from Tuesday, September 15th to Wednesday, September 16th. There were also potential exposures at: • Planet Fitness…

TransCanada Reopens After Semi Fire

WINNIPEG - Lanes in both directions on Highway 1, five minutes west of Headingley, have just re-opened after a semi-truck rolled and burst into flames at the Assiniboine River bridge this morning. Manitoba RCMP & the St. Francois Xavier Fire Department responded around 8:30 just west of the junction to Highway 26. Both the 32-year-old…

Haunted House Cleared To Open

WINNIPEG - A family-run Manitoba farm is planning to open to the public for the first time in months after Manitoba Health Protection Unit gave its approval for their spooky entertainment areas. Six Pines Haunted Attractions, at the farm run by the Thavenot family in the RM of Rosser, has been given the green light…

Pallister Talking To Trudeau

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister will be talking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today. Pallister and three other premiers are asking for additional health care money from the federal government, at least $28 billion more every year. They also want extra infrastructure funding and retroactive changes to the fiscal stabilization program. Ottawa has given the…

Pallister Watching For Symptoms

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister is keeping an eye out for symptoms of COVID-19 after a meeting with other provincial leaders in Ottawa. Although the premier didn’t have any direct contact with anyone who tested positive, he did meet with Quebec Premier François Legault. Legault is currently isolating after having a one-on-one with Member of…

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