Never mind 2020 — It could be years before pro sports fans are back in the stands

By | May 31, 2020

The National Hockey League hopes to stage Stanley Cup playoffs this summer. The Canadian Football League is still holding out hope for a regular season this fall. These tentative plans have pandemic-weary sports fans excited about the prospect of watching something other than squirrels in their yard, or deep cuts from Netflix, to take their minds off the sorry state… Read More »

Not all businesses rushing to reopen their doors as restrictions ease

By | May 31, 2020

Many shuttered restaurants and gyms in Manitoba will begin reopening their doors next week after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone is ready to welcome back customers just yet. Little Goat restaurant on Portage Avenue doesn’t have any plans to welcome customers back to its dining room next week, and… Read More »

Blake Wheeler says ‘America is not OK’ amid protests following George Floyd’s death

By | May 30, 2020

Winnipeg Jets forward and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler joined a growing list of athletes speaking out following the death of George Floyd.  Wheeler took to Twitter Saturday night amid another day of tense protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Officer… Read More »

Protesters rally against COVID-19-related restrictions outside Manitoba Legislature

By | May 30, 2020

Two dozen people protested COVID-19-related restrictions outside the Manitoba Legislature on Saturday afternoon. Members of the group carried signs to repeal the public health orders that have required physical distancing and limitations on non-essential businesses for the past several months. The messages slammed the science around the pandemic, supported anti-government sentiments and made Christian references to Jesus and God. “You can… Read More »

‘Stress and fear’: Winnipeg Transit union concerned about violence on buses

By | May 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — After several violent incidents on city buses this week, the union representing Winnipeg Transit drivers is speaking out, and calling for more security on Winnipeg Transit. “Our members are feeling the stress and fear of the violence, the growing violence [on] our buses,” said Romeo Ignacio, president of ATU Local 1505. The union’s call for more… Read More »

Why treating COVID-19 in dementia units can be especially challenging

By | May 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made caring for people with dementia especially challenging, says a UBC professor and physician specializing in geriatric care.  Dr. Maria Chung says the main problems with caring for people with COVID-19 who also have significant dementia is you cannot reason with them and you cannot correct their behaviour — so getting them to follow public health… Read More »

Anti-lockdown rally scheduled for Saturday in Winnipeg

By | May 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — An anti-lockdown rally is scheduled for Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The rally is demanding an end to the COVID-19 quarantine. The province has begun reopening some businesses, but protesters want restrictions fully lifted. Phase two of the province’s Restoring Safe Services plan will start on June 1. The… Read More »

‘Unjustifiable’: Protesters demand immediate end to Manitoba’s COVID-19 lockdown

By | May 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — For the second time this month, protesters assembled at the Manitoba Legislative Building Saturday afternoon, demanding an end to the COVID-19 lockdown. “There’s no basis to remain closed,” said Patrick Allard, a protester at the rally. “There’s no basis to extend the state of emergency.” Allard claimed the province’s lockdown measures are harming people’s mental health.… Read More »

Less than 10 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba as of Saturday

By | May 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Marking back-to-back days of no new cases in the province, the announcement comes from the province’s daily COVID-19 bulletin. The total number of lab-confirmed and probable cases remains at 294. There are nine active cases, and 278 people have recovered from the… Read More »