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RCMP Warn Churchgoers

WINNIPEG - The Mounties are reminding people, especially in the Steinbach area, that large gatherings of any kind are against current public health orders. The RCMP say in a statement that all places of worship must be closed and drive-in religious services aren't permitted right now, even if people remain in their vehicles at all…

Hospital Moves To Care Home

WINNIPEG - A small hospital in western Manitoba has temporarily closed so its staff can focus on a nearby long-term care facility. The Prairie Mountain Health Authority says 18-bed Grandview Health Centre is closed until further notice as hospital staff and resources are being deployed to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at Grandview Personal Care Home,…

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RCMP Warn Churchgoers

WINNIPEG - The Mounties are reminding people, especially in the Steinbach area, that large gatherings of any kind are against current public health orders. The RCMP say in a statement that all places of worship must be closed and drive-in religious services aren't permitted right now, even if people remain in their vehicles at all…

Hospital Moves To Care Home

WINNIPEG - A small hospital in western Manitoba has temporarily closed so its staff can focus on a nearby long-term care facility. The Prairie Mountain Health Authority says 18-bed Grandview Health Centre is closed until further notice as hospital staff and resources are being deployed to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at Grandview Personal Care Home,…

'Loved Ones' Dying

WINNIPEG - Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says 70 per cent of the total COVID-19 deaths that have happened in Manitoba have happened in November as the rate of infection shows little sign of slowing down. Dr. Roussin says there have been more than 180 COVID-19-related deaths in November so far, up from…

Earl To The Rescue

WINNIPEG - RCMP in Gimli say their K9 officer Earl helped find a seriously injured man this week. A 22 year old Winnipeg guy was one of two drivers who hit a ditch in the RM of Armstrong after one of the vehicles side-swiped the other. He left the scene on foot so officers including…

Church Plans Sunday Service

WINNIPEG - A church near Steinbach that was fined $5,000 for holding a service on Sunday is apparently planning to do it again. Henry Hildebrandt, a spokesman for the Church of God Restoration, is on Facebook encouraging people to attend this Sunday's service. He says the silenced majority is rising up. The church's minister was…

Half Of Teachers Might Quit

WINNIPEG - A phone survey conducted during a labour union town hall suggests just over half of Manitoba’s teachers have considered retiring or changing professions during their time working in a COVID-challenged environment. During a virtual town hall with educators across the province hosted by The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, 52 per cent of participants said…

Church Fined Like Minister

WINNIPEG - A church in the Steinbach area has been fined $5,000 after holding a service on Sunday with over 100 people. The Church of God was ticketed for violating the provincial public health order temporarily banning religious gatherings. Pastor Heinrich Hildebrandt calls the fine unconstitutional. Earlier in the week, minister Tobias Tiessen was issued…

Cocaine & COVID

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop that uncovered more than $10,000 worth of cocaine. Fisher Branch RCMP arrested the 32-year-old man after they discovered bear spray and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle - along with 125 grams of cocaine. He’s charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking,…

Nails On Highway

WINNIPEG - For years, RCMP haven’t been able to nail the person responsible for flat tires along Hwy 200 in the RM of Ritchot, so a group of residents from St. Adolphe and the surrounding area have formed a highway patrol to clean up the neighbourhood. Nails left along the highway just south of the…

95 COVID-19 Tickets

WINNIPEG - The province's COVID-19 crackdown continues. Premier Brain Pallister says almost 100 tickets were issued last week which is up from 30 the week before. Dozens of individuals and businesses are shelling out more than $126,000 after being caught breaking coronavirus public health orders. An anti-mask rally in Steinbach earlier this month resulted in…

Alert Set For Today

WINNIPEG - The province will test the Alert Ready National Public Alerting System today. The Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization says the test alert will be sent out through television, radio and wireless devices on LTE networks at 1:55 this afternoon. You may not get the alert if your devices aren't compatible.

Pastor Gets COVID Tickets

WINNIPEG - The minister of a small-town church 14 minutes south of Steinbach is facing up to nearly $2,600 in fines after reportedly not following public health orders. Steinbach RCMP responded to a report Sunday morning of a gathering being held in violation of new public health rules at The Church of God near the…

Deer Visits Retirement Home

WINNIPEG - RCMP officers spent their morning yesterday removing a deer that got itself trapped inside a Selkirk retirement home. The animal jumped through a glass door, losing an antler in the process. Mounties opened another door and used furniture to create a path for the buck to leave. It eventually did but not before…

Morden Mayor Has COVID

WINNIPEG - Morden mayor Brandon Burley has COVID-19 and he's urging others to take the virus seriously. He posted on Facebook, "I feel like I'm dead or dying 23 hours a day." Burley turned down interviews saying he's even having a hard time speaking. He also posted that multiple family members have also tested positive…

Rapid Testing Needed

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's health minister says this province should get new COVID-19 rapid testing equipment before anyone else. Cameron Friesen made the comment by video on the weekend at the Conservative annual general meeting which was held virtually. He believes we should be given priority by the federal government because we have the highest per-capita…

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