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COVID-19 FINES FOR RESTAURANTS

WINNIPEG - As dining rooms prepare to re-open at half capacity on Monday, four restaurants have been fined for CoVid-19 violations. Three are in Winnipeg - Ramallah Cafe After Hours, Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Lounge and Pony Corral on Pembina Highway. Swan's River's Westwood Inn was also fined. All of them have been ordered to…

HYDRO UNPAID DAYS

WINNIPEG - The head of Manitoba Hydro has announced unpaid days to help with the CoVid-19 cost cutting. Hydro President Jay Grewal says she will take three unpaid days off over the next eight months. All managers, directors and vice-presidents will do the same. It averages out to only 1.2 hours per pay period.

MANITOBANS TURNING TO BOOZE

WINNIPEG - When the CoVid-19 pandemic hit, people starting drinking more. Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries says retail alcohol sales jumped in March and April. Compared to the same two months last year, sales were two million dollars higher. The Crown corporation also announced a huge reduction in liquor mart thefts which totaled almost three million…

POST-SECONDARY FUNDING RESTORED

WINNIPEG - Post-secondary funding that was cut recently by the province has now been restored. Manitoba colleges and universities are getting a one-time payment of $25 million to help pay for online learning in the wake of CoVid-19. Schools will need to show by this fall how they plan to spend the money provided by…

PHASE 2 BEGINS MONDAY

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister says Phase Two of the plan to re-open Manitoba will proceed as scheduled next Monday. “I want to thank Manitobans for their input and as a result of these discussions and advice from public health experts, we are in a position to move forward with phase two of our plan…

PALLISTER BACKS PAID SICK DAYS

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he looks forward to advancing Ottawa's idea of a national sick leave program. He vows to work on this with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other provinces. Trudeau is proposing 10 paid sick days for Canadians so they can stay home when they're sick and not worry…

MOUNTIES MAKE BIG POT BUST

WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP made a sizable cannabis seizure on the weekend. On Saturday morning, officers stopped a truck on the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Reynolds. The truck was loaded with 1,250 pounds of unstamped dried pot and hash. A 41 year old man from Surrey, BC faces multiple charges. The investigation continues.

HYDRO BLOCKADES COME DOWN

WINNIPEG - Construction at the Keeyask Generating Station will resume. An agreement has been reached between Manitoba Hydro and the First Nations it's partnered with on the northern project. Blockades were set up to keep new workers out. The chiefs said they were worried about the spread of CoVid-19.

TOO MANY TRAFFIC FATALITIES

WINNIPEG - More than two dozen people have died on Manitoba highways and roads this year. 28 to be exact, so far in 2020. RCMP say that number is too high. The average is about 18. The Mounties say that most of the deadly crashes involve high speeds and impaired and distracted driving.

CANNABIS MARKET GROWS

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is expanding the retail cannabis market. Starting June 1st, retailers will be able to apply to sell marijuana. Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton believes this move will create jobs and give the economy a boost as it recovers from CoVid-19. Up until now, a couple dozen stores have been selling nothing but…

STILL BLOCKING HYDRO

WINNIPEG - Northern First nations continue to block their partner Manitoba Hydro. New workers are needed at the Keeyask Generating Station but they're not being allowed in. The chiefs say because some of the workers are from other provinces, they're worried about the spread of CoVid-19 and they want a meeting with Hydro CEO Jay…

PROPOSED PHASE 2 OF RE-OPENING

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister has unveiled a preliminary draft of what phase two of re-opening Manitoba might look like. “Today we are sharing a draft plan that will help inform and guide us in the second phase of safely restoring our services,” said Pallister. “We thank Manitobans for their diligence in respecting physical distancing…

GYMS RE-OPENING SOON

WINNIPEG - Gym owners and lovers in Manitoba can't wait to re-open. And that should happen soon. Gyms are back in business in other places, even BC where CoVid-19 infection rates are much higher than here. This province says larger gatherings will be allowed as of Friday. Other restrictions are expected to be lifted in…

DEVASTATING FIRE IN ERIKSDALE

WINNIPEG - When a small community loses a business, it can be devastating. An early morning fire has destroyed the lumber yard in Eriksdale. Firefighters from several communities fought the flames. No one was hurt but the McMunn & Yates was a total loss. No word on cause yet. Photo: Facebook

$10 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is providing $10 million in grants to support 344 projects for community development as part of restarting the provincial economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are committed to supporting projects that will help build thriving, sustainable communities and a better future for Manitobans,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “These grants will…

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