Two Winnipeg lawyers test positive for COVID-19

By | September 29, 2020

Two defence lawyers in Winnipeg have tested positive for COVID-19, the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba confirmed Tuesday night.  Gerri Wiebe said she did not know how the lawyers acquired the virus but said they informed her in case anyone from the defence bar was concerned.  She said she doesn’t have any information that suggests they contracted it… Read More »

Mayor disputes need for metro region restrictions in Selkirk

By | September 29, 2020

SELKIRK, MAN. — The mayor of the City of Selkirk, Man., is urging people to follow tighter pandemic measures even though he doesn’t agree with the decision to put the community under heightened restrictions. A public health order limiting gathering sizes to 10 people and making masks mandatory in indoor public places applies to the entire Winnipeg Metropolitan… Read More »

Manitoba sales for liquor, cannabis up, but COVID-19 causes drop in gambling revenue

By | September 29, 2020

Manitobans spent more on cannabis and alcohol in the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation’s annual report — but spending on lottery tickets, VLTs and at casinos dropped. Cannabis operations revenues were increased by about $24.5 million, to $51.4 million, in the first full year after the sale of non-medical cannabis was legalized in October 2018, according… Read More »

Rapid response team arrives in York Factory First Nation to help prevent COVID-19 outbreak

By | September 29, 2020

A rapid response team has landed in northern Manitoba to help York Factory First Nation prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in its community. The First Nation — whose home community is at York Landing, about 700 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg — has been in lockdown since a family of seven tested positive for the illness last week. The community has been up… Read More »

Two Manitoba defence lawyers test positive for COVID-19

By | September 29, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Criminal Defence Lawyer Association of Manitoba (CDLAM) has confirmed two defence lawyers have tested positive for COVID-19. Gerri Wiebe, who is the president of the association, said one of the people was tested on Thursday or Friday and found out about the positive result on Tuesday. She said she knows very little about the other… Read More »

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder after report of fatal ATV crash deemed suspicious

By | September 29, 2020

A 51-year-old man faces a murder charge after RCMP say a suspicious death, initially reported as the result of an ATV crash, was actually the result of foul play. Police determined an ATV crash “had not occurred” at the spot east of Duck Mountain Provincial Park where officers found the body of a 35-year-old man last week, RCMP said… Read More »

Métis federation reopens some moose harvesting areas to Métis hunters after 9 years

By | September 29, 2020

The Manitoba Metis Federation is reopening some Manitoba regions to Métis moose harvesters, after a nine-year hiatus due to concerns about moose populations. Métis harvesters will be allowed to return to limited hunting of bull moose in the Porcupine Mountain and Duck Mountain areas in western Manitoba starting Oct. 1, the federation said in a news release Tuesday. Cows,… Read More »

RCMP place murder charges in ‘complex’ investigation

By | September 29, 2020

WINNIPEG — A man has been charged with second-degree murder after RCMP officers determined there had been foul play in what was first reported to be an all-terrain vehicle crash. Manitoba RCMP found a 35-year-old man from Pine Creek First Nation dead on the scene of a reported all-terrain vehicle crash on Provincial Road 489, in the RM… Read More »