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First Nation Lockdown

WINNIPEG - A surge of COVID-19 cases at a Manitoba First Nation is causing the whole community to be placed under lockdown. cases at the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba has prompted leaders to put the entire community under lockdown. The case count nearly doubled over the last couple of days, reaching more than 120…

Tickets Being Mailed

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister says fines will be sent in the mail to people who took part in an anti-mask rally on the weekend. The tickets will apparently be mailed out based on vehicles and their license plates seen at the protest in Steinbach on Saturday. Pallister points out the anti-maskers gathered near a…

Business Grant Now Available

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister says Manitoba businesses and organizations required to close under the current COVID-19 restrictions are now able to apply for a $5,000 bridge grant. The list includes non-essential retailers, restaurants, bars, beverage rooms, brewpubs, microbreweries, distilleries, recreation and sport facilities, museums and galleries, theatres and concert halls, not-for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations…

Two Dozen Weekend Deaths

WINNIPEG - If you took a break on the weekend from the COVID-19 numbers, here's what you need to know as we start another week. There were 25 deaths on the weekend, 18 of them connected to Maples long-term care home. 50 people have now died at that facility. The province also reported 733 new…

Anti-Maskers 'Dangerous & Wrong'

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's justice minister says what happened at a weekend anti-mask rally was "incredibly unfortunate, dangerous and wrong." According to Cliff Cullen, the language and vitriol experienced by enforcement officials in Steinbach is simply unacceptable. He points out Manitobans have been warned and if they violate public health orders, action will be taken. Tickets…

Anti-Maskers Ticketed

WINNIPEG - The same day Manitoba recorded a record 15 deaths from coronavirus, dozens of people turned out for an anti-mask rally in Steinbach. Most of them weren't wearing masks or social distancing. The Hugs Over Masks group organized yesterday's event to protest the province's new tougher COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets were handed out to people…

More Domestic Violence Supports

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has announced additional supports domestic violence victims. Justice minister Cliff Cullen says the province's domestic violence support program has been expanded to give more help to victims when their former partners are involved in restorative justice proceedings. There will also be a new online workshop starting this month on healthy relationships. The…

Steinbach Hospital Overwhelmed

WINNIPEG - As anti-maskers get ready to rally in Steinbach today, that community's hospital can barely keep up when treating COVID-19 patients. The Manitoba Nurses' Union says it was so crazy yesterday that some people were being triaged in their cars because there was no room in the ER at Bethesda Regional Health Centre. 96…

Concerning Issues At Revera

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says they found issues with staffing, record keeping, and personal protective equipment use at Maples Personal Care Home during a review in response to a crisis that saw the death of nearly two dozen residents. Paramedics were dispatched to the care home a week ago and found numerous…

More Protected Land Wanted

WINNIPEG - A new poll commissioned by a partnership working to expand protected indigenous territory in Manitoba’s northwest suggests most Manitobans would favour their vision. The online survey was conducted with financial support from the federal government for the Seal River Watershed Alliance, a group of First Nations communities managing conservation efforts for the drainage…

Anti-Maskers Rally

WINNIPEG - No one likes the province's new red/critical restrictions but most Manitobans believe they're necessary, as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. However, some people are pushing back against the measures. Anti-maskers are planning a protest this weekend to protest Dr. Brent Roussin's public health orders. A group called Hugs Over Masks Nation says it…

Hunting Accident

WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP are looking for two people after a man was shot in a hunting accident. It happened Wednesday morning near Malonton, about 20 kilometres west of Gimli. A 45 year old man was taken to hospital. His injuries aren't life threatening. Mounties are looking for two men in a pickup who apparently…

8 Businesses Fined

WINNIPEG - The Code Red crackdown has come. Eight businesses in Manitoba have been fined $5,000 each in connection with public health orders since the start of the month. The establishments include a McDonald’s franchise in the town of Neepawa and a mall food court in Brandon. Also among those who have been ticketed are…

Illegal Hunters Busted

WINNIPEG - The province has charged over three dozen people with illegal hunting in the last few weeks. Manitoba Conservation has been cracking down since the new Wildlife Amendment Act for safe hunting came into effect last month. 17 people have been given warnings for night hunting without a permit or hunting in a moose…

Manitoba Now Red/Critical

WINNIPEG - Dr. Brent Roussin's tougher COVID-19 measures for the entire province have taken effect. These new red or critical restrictions under the Manitoba pandemic response system come a day after the most deadly day of the pandemic. Nine people died from coronavirus yesterday and there are now 5,676 active cases. Here's what red/critical means:…

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