Vigil marks 1-year anniversary of fatal stabbing of 3-year-old boy

By | October 30, 2020

Family and friends of a three-year-old boy who died after a brutal stabbing last year came together Friday night for a candlelight vigil to remember him.  Hunter Straight-Smith was taken off life-support and died on Nov. 2, 2019, four days after he was stabbed multiple times while sleeping in his Pritchard Avenue home.  Those who knew him remembered him… Read More »

Winnipeg schools untouched by new restrictions, but teachers are still struggling

By | October 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — With a new round of restrictions sweeping across Winnipeg this Monday, schools are one of the only areas untouched by these new COVID-19 measures. With cases spiking in Manitoba, health officials have announced the Winnipeg Metro Region will be moved to the red or critical level of the province’s pandemic response system. The move brings with… Read More »

Manitoba’s restrictions don’t go far enough and system could be soon overwhelmed, doctors say

By | October 30, 2020

Two Winnipeg doctors say they’re worried new restrictions announced Friday won’t be enough to slow Manitoba’s surge in COVID-19 cases — and they issued a grim prognosis for the ability of the city’s health-care system to cope with ever-rising hospitalizations. As of Friday, there were 104 Manitobans in hospital with COVID-19, another record in a continuing record-breaking streak that… Read More »

‘We’ve got this perfect storm’: Manitoba the murder capital of Canada, Stats Canada reports

By | October 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has become the murder capital of Canada and it isn’t the only crime on the rise here. According to a new report from Statistics Canada, over 2.2 million crimes were reported in 2019, which is a five per cent increase from 2018. Manitoba recorded 72 homicides in 2019, Statistics Canada said. That’s 17 more than… Read More »

Restaurant industry disappointed with new restrictions in Manitoba

By | October 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — Restaurants and bars in Winnipeg are facing another round of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially the most severe. Starting on Monday, Nov. 2, all bars and restaurants must close for dine-in service as part of the Code Red restrictions in the Winnipeg Metro Region. Take-out and delivery options will still be allowed, as well as… Read More »

Widespread closures in Winnipeg as region moves to code red, rest of Manitoba to orange on Monday

By | October 30, 2020

Broad shutdowns will start in Winnipeg and surrounding areas on Monday as Manitoba moves its capital area to the red, or critical, level — the highest stage of its pandemic response scale — following days of record-shattering COVID-19 case announcements. Movie theatres, concert halls, sports facilities and restaurant dining rooms in the region will be ordered to close… Read More »

Search efforts continue for man who fell from train bridge in Pinaymootang First Nation

By | October 30, 2020

Search and recovery efforts continue in Pinaymootang First Nation for a man who fell into the icy Fairford River on Sunday. Dana Letandre, 32, fell on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. while walking across an old train bridge in the community about 200 kilometres north of Winnipeg. Police said on Monday he is presumed dead. Dubbed the “black bridge” by the community, the steel bridge was… Read More »