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Swimming Registration Paused

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says registration for swimming lessons at city pools has been pushed back as municipal officials plan their response to a third wave of COVID-19. City officials say they’ve postponed their launch of leisure guide course registration, which was supposed to take place this Tuesday, while they await updated public…

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Swimming Registration Paused

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says registration for swimming lessons at city pools has been pushed back as municipal officials plan their response to a third wave of COVID-19. City officials say they’ve postponed their launch of leisure guide course registration, which was supposed to take place this Tuesday, while they await updated public…

School Division Buys N95s

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg education authority says it’s gearing up for a dragged-out third wave of COVID-19, as more contagious variants continue being identified, with the purchase of tens of thousands of respirator masks for staff use. The Seven Oaks School Division says it has purchased 75,000 N95 face masks, which they hope will allow…

Lotto 6/49 Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto 6/49 winning numbers from Saturday, April 17th. Good luck! The $5 million jackpot wasn't won so Wednesday's draw will rise to $6 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

3 Deaths, 183 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting three deaths today from COVID-19, including two in Winnipeg. There are 183 new cases of the virus today, including 127 in Winnipeg. Cases of the variants of concern now total 710 in Manitoba, with 287 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,630 cases are…

Postal Carrier Accused Of Theft

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says a postal carrier is facing charges of theft after an investigation uncovered tens of thousands of dollars-worth of parcels that hadn’t ended up in the hands of their intended recipients. Investigators explain an internal audit by Canada Post in March revealed the value of packages purchased online that…

Dine-In Program Expands

WINNIPEG - The Pallister government is kicking in an extra $2 million to expand the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program which is run by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association. It's gives a rebate to dine-in restaurants that shifted to a delivery model due to public health orders brought on…

Rule Breakers Fuel 3rd Wave

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's deputy chief public health officer says COVID-19 rule breakers are fuelling the third wave of the pandemic. Dr. Jazz Atwal says Manitobans need to follow the province's public health orders, especially the limits on gathering sizes. He says the variants of concern are making a bad situation even worse by infecting more…

No Travel To Ontario Cottages

WINNIPEG - Starting Monday, Manitobans with cottages in Ontario won't be able to visit them. Ontario premier Doug Ford has announced new interprovincial border restrictions, as his province deals with a spike in COVID-19 cases. Anyone trying to enter Ontario without a valid reason will be turned away. Ontario's solicitor general says the province's new…

Lotto Max Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Friday, April 16th. Good luck! The $10 million jackpot wasn't won so Tuesday's draw will rise to $15 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

No Deaths, 127 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting no deaths today from COVID-19. There are 127 new cases of the virus today, including 75 in Winnipeg. Cases of the variants of concern now total 704 in Manitoba, with 315 of them active. Two people have been killed by the variants. 1,551 cases are active, 33,309 people have…

COVID Outbreak At School

WINNIPEG - Nearly 150 students and their families are self-isolating at home after a COVID-19 outbreak at a Manitoba school. Officials at Virden Collegiate Institute say their grade 11 and grade 12 classes have had three students and one staff member test positive for the virus so far. One of those cases, the principal says,…

2 Charged In 14 Break-Ins

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says two young people are in custody after a string of more than a dozen break-ins across the city in a span of less than four months. Investigators say a man and a woman broke into 14 different homes and businesses beginning on Boxing Day last year, causing over…

Schools Get $1.6B Boost

WINNIPEG - Manitoba’s Education Minister Cliff Cullen says the province is planning to invest an extra $1.6 billion over the next four years toward the province’s education system. Cullen says around 50 per cent of the province’s $3 billion four-year education budget will fund the construction and maintenance of schools. The province says it plans…

Police & Fire To Get Vaccine

WINNIPEG - The province plans to expand vaccine eligibility to include first responders like police officers and firefighters. According to health minister Heather Stefanson, details will be released next week. She also says all adults will be eligible in communities where COVID-19 is worse, with an emphasis on people in public-facing jobs like teachers. All…

Free Birth Control?

WINNIPEG - Medical students at the U of M want the province to provide free contraception to Manitobans. They've been pitching the benefits of this to the Pallister government in a series of Zoom meetings. The students say the cost of birth control can be prohibitive and a policy like this would free people from…

P1 Variant Is Here

WINNIPEG - Public health officials have confirmed the province's first case of the P1 variant of concern which first showed up in Brazil. It's been detected in the Interlake-Eastern health region. Experts say P1 can be more than twice as transmissible as the normal COVID-19 virus but that's not all. It's also causes more severe…

1 Death, 153 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting one death today from COVID-19, a woman in her 30's in the Interlake. There are 153 new cases of the virus today, including 73 in Winnipeg and 57 in the north. The P1 variant of concern has been detected in Manitoba for the first time. It's a case in…

Releaf Returns To Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A non-profit tree planting initiative in Winnipeg has returned, promising to bring bigger and better releaf to the city’s urban forest. Trees Winnipeg says its ReLeaf program will be providing more tree planting kits than ever this spring as it kicks off another year of growth. The program has been so popular in…

Help Getting To Vaccination

WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says anyone who needs help getting to a COVID-19 vaccination site can now call 211 to be connected with a service provider. The province explains that 211 Manitoba, a telephone service led by the United Way in collaboration with Volunteer Manitoba, has begun a program that would provide seniors…

Job Revoked For Travel

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba civil servant has been knocked out of an interim role as a digital transformation executive after travelling to Vegas despite a travel ban imposed on government employees. Jerin Valel, who has also been a mixed martial arts referee since 2009, got into trouble following a stint officiating UFC 260 on March…

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