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Possible Exposures/Wednesday

WINNIPEG - Here are the most recent possible exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg, as provided by provincial public health officials.

Pallister's Low Popularity

WINNIPEG - According to a new Angus Reid poll, Manitoba's Brian Pallister is the least popular premier in the country. His approval rating has dropped to 32 per cent, half the support of provincial leaders at the top of the list. Even Alberta's Jason Kenney in second last place at 40 per cent is several…

$181K In COVID Fines Last Week

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister gave a COVID-19 enforcement update this morning. A total of 202 warnings and 100 tickets worth $181,574 in fines were issued last week. That's up from $126,082 the week before. Last week's tickets include: • 22 $5,000 tickets to businesses for various offences; • 48 $1,296 tickets to individuals for…

Police Won't Investigate

WINNIPEG - After a preliminary assessment, Winnipeg police have determined an investigation isn't required at this time into what happened recently at Maples personal care home. Early last month, paramedics were called to the home where two residents were found dead and three others were taken to hospital. Seven residents were treated at Maples. In…

COVID Kills Young Too

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has reported a seven-day average of 11 deaths due to COVID-19 and 392 new cases of the virus every day, nearly three weeks after strict new public gathering and business restrictions were implemented in the province. While nearly all of the most recent deaths are related to outbreaks at personal care homes,…

Numbers Stabilize

WINNIPEG - The province’s chief public health officer says although the COVID-19 numbers aren’t exactly dropping, the restrictions introduced in Manitoba almost three weeks ago have kept the number of daily new cases from skyrocketing as officials feared they would. Dr. Brent Roussin says an earlier projection expected as many as 1000 new cases every…

Bay Closes Forever

WINNIPEG - The iconic Hudson's Bay store in downtown Winnipeg has closed forever. The company says the decision was made to shut the doors for good now instead of next February because of current COVID-19 restrictions on retailers only allowing the sale of essential items. The future of the landmark building is unknown at this…

2nd MPI Rebate

WINNIPEG - Just like in April, Manitoba Public Insurance is issuing another rebate. The province says policyholders will get on average about $100, although that still needs to be approved by the Public Utilities Board. MPI says the rebate which should be in the mail by the end of this month or early January is…

This Month's List

WINNIPEG - Every month, Winnipeg police put out a new list of people they're looking for. Click here to see this month's most wanted including photos and details of why cops want to talk to them. If you have information about where any of these people are, please contact Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 or…

Young Night Hunter Busted

WINNIPEG - A 17 year old from Beausejour is accused of illegal night hunting. Conservation officers observed a truck with its headlights on in a field in the Mars Hills area late Friday night. The pickup was then pulled over on Highway 11. The teen driver was arrested with two rifles, ammunition and a whitetail…

Parking Ban Begins

WINNIPEG - We're into December so the annual snow route parking ban is now in effect. That means no overnight parking on snow routes until March 1st. The city of Winnipeg encourages you to download the Know Your Zone app. Reminder: The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban takes effect at 2 a.m. on December 1.…

COVID Shelter For Homeless

WINNIPEG - A new 138-bed isolation facility for those experiencing homelessness is opening in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases at Winnipeg shelters. Part of Manitoba’s Alternative Isolation Accommodation program, the new site brings the number of AIA locations to five. Families Minister Heather Stefanson says outbreaks at homeless shelters are taking a toll…

Meth Awareness Day

WINNIPEG - November 30 is Methamphetamine Awareness Day. Meth is a powerful stimulant drug that can cause psychosis and paranoia, and can trigger heart attacks and strokes. The high can last for several hours. Crystal meth is very prevalent in Manitoba due to its street price being among the lowest in Canada and its ease…

Church Violates COVID Order

WINNIPEG - While one church in Winnipeg held a drive-in service on the weekend, another near Steinbach was prevented from doing so by RCMP. Hundreds of cars packed the parking lot at Springs Church on Saturday night. Police were on hand but there's no word yet whether tickets were written. Mounties and their cruisers prevented…

Fire Sends 2 to Hospital

WINNIPEG - Two people were taken to hospital about 9:30 last night when their home in the 800 block of McDermot Avenue caught fire. They were rescued from the burning building by firefighters, along with a dog. All three are going to be okay. There was also a house fire in the 300 block of…

Deaths Top 300

WINNIPEG - The provincial death toll from COVID-19 has hit 301. One of the 21 people who died on the weekend was a boy under 10 years old. That's the youngest Manitoban to be killed by the virus. The province also announced 852 new cases of coronavirus on the weekend. Over half of them are…

Possible Exposures/Monday

WINNIPEG - Here are the most recent possible exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg, as provided by provincial public health officials.

COVID Helmet

WINNIPEG - It's hard enough to get people to wear a simple face mask but now there's the MicroClimate Air to protect you from COVID-19. The washable helmet freshens incoming and outgoing air with a HEPA filter and fans that keep it from fogging up. They seem to be advertising it to business people who…

Leo Mol Figurine

WINNIPEG - Leonid Molodozhanyn, better known as Leo Mol, was a Ukrainian-Canadian artist renowned for his glass art, paintings and most notably his sculpting talents. He was taught the art of ceramics in his father’s pottery workshop in Russia and showed real promise in his early years. Mol eventually pursued a career in the field,…

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…

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