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7 Deaths, 546 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting seven COVID-19 deaths today. Five of them are in Winnipeg. Three of the people lived in at personal care homes. There are also 546 new cases of coronavirus today, including 368 in Winnipeg. 8,498 cases are active right now. 5,353 people have recovered. The total number of cases so…

Winnipeg's 39th Murder

WINNIPEG - Following a weekend death in the city’s North End, with less than 40 days left in the year, Winnipeg is now just five homicides away from breaking a grim record it set last year. The Winnipeg Police Service responded to a call to an apartment building on Charles St. between College and Redwood…

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7 Deaths, 546 Cases

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting seven COVID-19 deaths today. Five of them are in Winnipeg. Three of the people lived in at personal care homes. There are also 546 new cases of coronavirus today, including 368 in Winnipeg. 8,498 cases are active right now. 5,353 people have recovered. The total number of cases so…

Winnipeg's 39th Murder

WINNIPEG - Following a weekend death in the city’s North End, with less than 40 days left in the year, Winnipeg is now just five homicides away from breaking a grim record it set last year. The Winnipeg Police Service responded to a call to an apartment building on Charles St. between College and Redwood…

Robber Tried Chilling Escape

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police say a man who stole an empty cash register and then jumped into the icy Assiniboine River to avoid arrest is now in custody. The WPS says officers and a K9 unit were called to a building on Portage Ave. near Assiniboine Park after people spotted someone damaging the door of…

Possible Exposures/Monday

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

Possible Exposures/Sunday

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

'The Winnipeg' Hot Wheels

WINNIPEG - The Hot Wheels brand has been speeding around the world since it was introduced in 1968 by Mattel. Produced and released only in 1974, this diecast miniature car is a recolouring of the Chaparral 2G which was dubbed “The Winnipeg” by its designer, Ira Gilford. Mattel took designing toys very seriously. Gilford was…

Family Helping Staff

WINNIPEG - A long-term care home in the city dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak has asked relatives of residents to sit with their loved ones because there's a staff shortage. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says 42 of the 81 people living at Golden Links Lodge have tested positive for coronavirus. The home called in…

Possible Exposures/Saturday

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

Fire Paramedics Retreating

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's firefighters and paramedics union is warning of what it calls a “mass exodus” of firefighter-paramedics. United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg says over the past year about 70 primary care paramedics have left the program, leaving them with just over 300 PCPs - but most of them opted out within the last two…

Nygard Warehouse Liquidated

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba judge has approved the sale of Peter Nygard’s warehouse in Winnipeg as the fashion designer’s business assets continue the process of liquidation. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond authorized the sale of the Inkster Blvd building this week by Montreal-based Richter Advisory Group. Richter had been appointed by the courts…

Possible Exposures/Friday

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

Woman & Baby Dead

WINNIPEG - On Tuesday, at about 11:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 200 block of Tecumseh Street for a report of a water leak and the smell of gas coming from a residence. Upon arrival, a fire was located inside where a dead woman and infant were also discovered. The Major Crimes Unit is…

Downtown HBC Turns 94

WINNIPEG - The Hudson’s Bay department store in Downtown Winnipeg, long lauded as iconic with its recent historical status designation, marked its 94th birthday this week. As was the case with the recent birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, who turned the same age on April 21, the celebration was bitter sweet: while the Queen requested…

Possible Expsoures/Thursday

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

Teams Face COVID Fine

WINNIPEG - Two teams in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League have been fined for violating a COVID-19 directive. The Winnipeg Blues and Winnipeg Freeze both had players participate in private training sessions outside the city on November 9th. Hockey Manitoba says the teams did this even though it wasn't allowed. The group that owns the…

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