An uncertain future for Niverville’s only medical clinic

By | January 27, 2020

WINNIPEG — It’s been years since a husband and wife doctor team who moved to the Town of Niverville and opened a medical clinic. But now the town’s only clinic is facing an uncertain future. Dr. Chris Burnett and his wife Dr. Mairi Burnett have always worked together at their Niverville family medical clinic, Open Health Clinic. The… Read More »

‘They missed a good man:’ Terminally ill Manitoba man sworn in as honorary Mountie

By | January 27, 2020

Jack Russell reached a lifelong goal this month. The 88-year-old became a Mountie, saluting the assistant commissioner of the RCMP from a hospital wheelchair. “This was just a dream that he always regretted not pursuing, and that he always wondered what it would have been like. So at this point in his life, it just thrilled him,” said Russell’s son,… Read More »

Fact check: Does the Manitoba corrections system have capacity for inmates from Dauphin?

By | January 27, 2020

WINNIPEG — Less than a week after the province announced the closure of the Dauphin Correctional Centre, numbers obtained by CTV News show every correctional centre in the province is over capacity, except for one. In a written statement to CTV News Winnipeg, Manitoba Justice provided the current number of inmates housed at correctional centres in the province… Read More »

RCMP investigating a man’s death due to exposure

By | January 27, 2020

WINNIPEG — Thompson RCMP is investigating after the body of a 32-year-old man was found Sunday. RCMP said it was first called to Split Lake Man., for reports that a man was missing on Jan. 25. Officers were told that a man was last seen in the area by First Nation Safety Officer (FNSO) on Jan. 23 around… Read More »

Online claims that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus from Winnipeg lab have ‘no factual basis’

By | January 27, 2020

The Public Health Agency of Canada is denying any connection between the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, two scientists who were escorted out of the building last summer, and the coronavirus outbreak in China. Baseless stories claiming that the two scientists are Chinese spies and that they smuggled the coronavirus to China’s only Level 4 lab in Wuhan… Read More »

Online claims that Chinese scientists stole virus from Winnipeg lab have ‘no factual basis’

By | January 27, 2020

The Public Health Agency of Canada is denying any connection between the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, two scientists who were escorted out of the building last summer, and the coronavirus outbreak in China. Baseless stories claiming that the two scientists are Chinese spies and that they smuggled the coronavirus to China’s only Level 4 lab in Wuhan… Read More »

‘Just scratching the surface’: Province to set aside housing for women, children fleeing family violence

By | January 27, 2020

Women and children fleeing family violence may soon have quicker access to safe and affordable housing.  The province announced Monday it has partnered with Wahbung Abinoonjiiag, an Indigenous domestic violence prevention centre that focuses on children and their families. Wahbung will help the province set aside up to 50 existing Manitoba Housing units solely for women affected by… Read More »

Several Winnipeg medical supply stores sold out of face masks

By | January 27, 2020

As Canada’s first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Ontario, at least three major medical supply stores in Winnipeg say they are sold out of the N95 face mask. At the Stevens Home Medical Supplies Store in the Health Sciences Centre, general manger Rick Stephens said last week, 20 boxes each containing 50 masks flew off the shelf in a single day.… Read More »