Canada Goose reopening facilities to make COVID-19 supplies

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Canada Goose is planning to ramp up production of supplies for frontline heath care workers. The clothing company announced Thursday morning it plans to reopen all eight of its Canadian facilities, including all three in Winnipeg, over the next two weeks to increase production of personal protective equipment. “These unprecedented times call for decisive, collective action… Read More »

READ: Canada’s COVID-19 projections

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Canada Public Health Agency has released multiple modelling scenarios showing how the COVID-19 virus could impact Canada, and the measures which are necessary to keep the virus under control. According to the report, with strong control measures, the agency is predicting between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from the virus in the coming months.… Read More »

Canada Goose to produce 100,000 gowns for Manitoba health-care workers

By | April 9, 2020

Canada Goose says it is ramping up its production of personal protective equipment to help health-care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to produce at least 60,000 hospital gowns per week. The move steps up its commitment from March 25, when the company announced it would use its manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg and Toronto to make scrubs and gowns,… Read More »

Easter Bunny considered essential worker, practicing physical distancing: Health minister

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Easter is just around the corner and provincial health officials are reminding kids they need to do their part and participate in physical distancing. During a press conference Wednesday, the Province reminded the public to stay home during Easter weekend and only celebrate with those in your household. Health minister Cameron Friesen did confirm the Easter… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1 million jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada said Thursday, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. Every month, the data agency surveys Canadians over the course of a… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1M jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada says, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. More to come. View original article here Source

‘No easy path’: PM Trudeau on national COVID-19 death projections

By | April 9, 2020

OTTAWA — Under the current public health measures — which officials consider strong — between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. However, federal modelling shows the death rate could skyrocket if efforts stopped. Federal projections released by Health Canada detailed the overall best- and worst-case scenarios for the pandemic’s spread and impact… Read More »

Strong health measures needed to keep COVID-19 deaths under 22,000: national projections

By | April 9, 2020

OTTAWA — With strong public health measures, between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead, though the death rate could be much higher with poor containment measures, federal modelling shows. Federal models released by Health Canada show that if 2.5 per cent of the population contracts the virus, 11,000 people could die, but… Read More »

Winnipeg company going all-out to build instant isolation rooms across North America

By | April 9, 2020

In an economic landscape of “closed” signs and empty parking lots, Winnipeg’s Price Industries is working in overdrive — and what they are producing is likely saving lives. The company is supplying a product that helps create a safe space for patients in places like hotel rooms, easing the pressure on health facilities across North America struggling to stay ahead of the COVID-19 health… Read More »

Physical distancing appears to be working in Manitoba … prepare to keep at it until the leaves turn

By | April 9, 2020

Four weeks after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, there are positive signs in Manitoba about the highly infectious disease. It looks like physical distancing measures intended to slow the spread of the virus are having their desired effect in this province, at least at this very moment. The evidence comes from a number of places.… Read More »