President of firefighters union apologizes for separation comments

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg is apologizing for comments he made back in March suggesting the city’s emergency services should separate. Thursday evening, Alex Forrest posted an apology letter on the union’s Facebook page that was addressed to Cameron Friesen, Manitoba’s Health Minister, John Lane, chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic and Dr. Rob… Read More »

‘We are completely on hold’: The Manitoba employment sectors hit hardest by COVID-19

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — More than one million Canadians have lost their jobs since the start of the pandemic, according to new numbers released Thursday morning by Statistics Canada. In Manitoba, the impact hasn’t been quite as severe as in other provinces but many have found themselves trying to steer through these turbulent times. Wilderness outfitters are among those navigating… Read More »

Red River College announces aid for students impacted by pandemic

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — An emergency student support fund has been put into place for Red River College (RRC) students who face financial hardships from COVID-19. The fund totals $100,000 and RRC has encouraged alumni, the community, donors and partners to give what they can. Student who are eligible must have been enrolled full-time or were full-time when practicum/ clinic… Read More »

Province decreasing outflow from Shellmouth Reservoir

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The province announced on Thursday that the outflow from the Shellmouth Reservoir will be decreasing. Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre said it will be decreasing to 25 cubic feet per second from 800 cubic feet per second. It said this is part of the normal spring operation. This decrease will result in a two-to-three-foot level drop… Read More »

Firefighters respond to collision involving a city bus

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services were called to a collision involving a city bus and multiple vehicles Thursday afternoon. The collision occurred near the intersection of Windermere Avenue and Pembina Highway at 4:17 p.m. Witnesses on the scene said at least two vehicles had been towed, and a city bus was on the sidewalk near a… Read More »

Active caseload falls again: Manitoba’s latest COVID-19 tally

By | April 9, 2020

Manitoba’s official active caseload of COVID-19 fell again on Thursday, as officials announced three new cases and seven additional recoveries from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The province now has 224 known cases of COVID-19, less than four weeks after the pandemic hit the province with its first three confirmed cases on March 12. Since then,… Read More »

Microbiology lab employees test positive for COVID-19

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg confirmed two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed the positive tests, and added a close contact of the employees has also tested positive, according to an emailed statement sent to CTV News. “The employees are in self-isolation and are following the… Read More »

Salvation Army asking public to stop donating during COVID-19

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Salvation Army is asking the public to stop leaving donations outside closed stores and at donation bins. Salvation Army stores and donation centres closed due to COVID-19 and have not been able to take any more donations. “Although donations of gently-used clothing and household items cannot be accepted during the COVID-19 outbreak, they will be… Read More »

RCMP seek 2-door truck with fuzzy dice in western Manitoba arson investigation

By | April 9, 2020

RCMP in western Manitoba are looking for a two-door pickup truck with a dented bumper and fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror in connection with a porch fire last December on Rolling River First Nation. Around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2019, Mounties responded to a house fire on Rolling River First Nation, located about 70 kilometres north… Read More »

Manitoba securities commission warns investors about letter exploiting COVID-19 stock market anxiety

By | April 9, 2020

Financial regulators are warning Manitobans about a letter delivered to mailboxes in what’s being called an attempt to exploit fears of a recession related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manitoba Securities Commission issued an investor alert Thursday “warning the public to exercise extreme caution about aggressive promotion of Crestview Exploration Inc., a British Columbia gold mining company,” an… Read More »