Southern Manitoba thunderstorm brings flooding, outages and heavy winds

By | July 14, 2020

WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba was hit with a thunderstorm on Monday night, causing flooding, power outages and heavy winds in the province. Dauphin along with other parts of southern Manitoba were placed under a severe thunderstorm watch earlier in the night. Environment Canada confirmed a funnel cloud sighting in Dauphin, but noted it didn’t touch down or create… Read More »

Low COVID-19 case numbers pose new challenge for public health messaging, experts say

By | July 14, 2020

Manitoba’s streak of nearly two weeks without a new case of COVID-19 poses a new challenge for public health officials trying to urge caution, experts say. “I think everybody in the medical research, public health communities is trying to figure out how we best message [regarding] how to remain vigilant, when we’re in a community where we have zero cases,” said… Read More »

Frank Ostrowski asks to cancel bankruptcy in anticipation of payout from wrongful conviction suit

By | July 14, 2020

Frank Ostrowski is backing out of a 2019 bankruptcy claim, and instead plans to pay more than $250,000 in debt with money he expects to receive from a wrongful conviction lawsuit. In an affidavit filed in Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench in June, Ostrowski said when he applied for bankruptcy in February 2019, he didn’t think to tell the bankruptcy trustee… Read More »

Severe thunderstorms bring funnel cloud, high winds and heavy rain to southern Manitoba

By | July 13, 2020

A funnel cloud and wind gusts topping 104 kilometres per hour were reported near Dauphin, Man. Monday afternoon, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. “It was definitely a serious thunderstorm,” said meteorologist Dave Carlsen. The severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for the entire rural municipality of Dauphin, including Sifton and Valley River, as well as the rural municipality of… Read More »

Missing man, 21, last seen Monday morning on Sandy Bay First Nation

By | July 13, 2020

Manitoba First Nations Police are asking for help finding a missing 21-year-old man from Sandy Bay First Nation. Ethan Markus James Beaulieu was last seen by his girlfriend on Monday morning, the police service said in a release Monday evening. Police are concerned for his wellbeing.  Beaulieu is described as being five feet, nine inches tall and weighing… Read More »

‘This is getting ridiculous’: Winnipeg restaurant handed second ticket for breaking COVID-19 rules

By | July 13, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg restaurant is facing a total of $5,084 in fines for breaching COVID-19 health guidelines. Chaise Corydon, known for its usually busy patio, got its first ticket for $2,542 in mid-June for not spacing its table and chairs enough. At the time, the owner thought a warning should have sufficed. READ MORE: Winnipeg restaurant owner… Read More »