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1 Death, 164 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one new death today from COVID-19. There are 164 new cases of the virus today, including 76 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern now total 774 in Manitoba, with 238 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,833 cases are active, 33,838 people have…

Ice Knocks Out Driver

WINNIPEG - The driver of a minivan is recovering in hospital after being knocked out by a chunk of ice that flew through his windshield. Stonewall RCMP say a passenger in the van had to take the wheel to bring the vehicle under control until it stopped, as the driver sat unconscious. RCMP say their…

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1 Death, 164 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one new death today from COVID-19. There are 164 new cases of the virus today, including 76 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern now total 774 in Manitoba, with 238 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,833 cases are active, 33,838 people have…

Ice Knocks Out Driver

WINNIPEG - The driver of a minivan is recovering in hospital after being knocked out by a chunk of ice that flew through his windshield. Stonewall RCMP say a passenger in the van had to take the wheel to bring the vehicle under control until it stopped, as the driver sat unconscious. RCMP say their…

Indigenous Vaccine Clinics

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says it’s partnering with five community organizations to set up new Indigenous-led COVID-19 immunization clinics in multiple urban communities. The province says, starting next week, the vaccines will be administered at the Brandon Friendship Centre, the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre on Higgins Ave in Winnipeg, and the McGregor…

Truckers Getting Vaccinated

WINNIPEG - Starting today, Manitoba truckers are getting vaccinated against COVID-19. It's being made possible by a deal, where North Dakota provides vaccines for commercial truckers who travel to and through the state. Premier Brian Pallister says he hopes to expand the initiative to include other essential workers who have to be in the US…

Birthday Letter For The Queen

April 21st, 2021 Your Majesty, Please allow me to wish you a happy 95th birthday. Although, having recently lost the love of your life, and finding yourself alone for the first time since the age of 21, before you were even Queen, I’m sure it will be anything but a bowl of cherries. I always…

Care Home Rule Change

WINNIPEG - The province has changed one of the rules at personal care homes. Vaccinated staff can once again work at more than one home. Before health care workers starting getting the vaccine, care home employees were limited to just one location to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

1 Death, 211 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one new death today from COVID-19. There are 211 new cases of the virus today, including 138 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern now total 774 in Manitoba, with 238 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,783 cases are active, 33,727 people have…

COVID Enforcement Update

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government issued 121 warnings and 21 tickets last week, as its COVID-19 enforcement efforts continued. Of the 21 tickets, 14 were for $1,296 to individuals for various offences Four $5,000 tickets went to businesses. And, there were three $5,150 tickets handed out to people for over-sized gatherings. Since enforcement began a…

Flood Of Demand For Vaccine

WINNIPEG - If you think your social media feeds have been flooded with posts showing people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 who just a moment ago were too young to get the shot, you’d be right - and that’s thanks to pharmacies, many now experiencing a deluge of phone calls, emails, and website visits, recently getting…

More Funding For Addictions

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says it’s investing $1.2 million toward addiction and mental health services in the province. The funding comes as data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shows that 372 Manitobans died of drug overdose in 2020, a 87 per cent increase over the previous year. Over 68 per…

Roussin's New Rules

WINNIPEG - Dr. Brent Roussin says new COVID-19 restrictions are probably our last chance to avoid a lockdown like the one in Ontario. Case counts are climbing and variants of concern are driving a third wave of coronavirus that could overwhelm the health care system. Manitoba has focused the new rules on limiting gathering sizes.…

Sport-Impaired Reporter

WINNIPEG - I used to be a reporter for a regional newspaper, and I loved it. My “beat” was Culture: arts, crafts, theatre, and music. I also handled personal interest stories: people who’d had good ideas, done good things, opened businesses, won awards. I covered graduations, openings, dinners, fundraisers. Politics too, especially elections; I loved…

Injured Snowmobiler Rescued

WINNIPEG - An injured snowmobiler in northern Manitoba will be okay after being airlifted to hospital. The 66 year old man is recovering thanks to the efforts of the two men he was with. One of them stayed with the victim at a cabin at Dafoe Lake while the other went to Split Lake for…

New COVID Restrictions

WINNIPEG - The province has ordered more restrictions, as variants of concern fuel a third wave of COVID-19. They will stay in place until at least May 12th. The following new rules take effect at midnight: • all households may only have two designated visitors indoors; • outdoor gatherings on public and private property limited…

No Deaths, 108 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting no new deaths today from COVID-19. There are 108 new cases of the virus today, including 63 in Winnipeg. Cases of variants of concern now total 711 in Manitoba, with 213 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,685 cases are active, 33,623 people have…

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