Frustrated neighbours call for end to Assiniboine River homeless encampment

By | October 27, 2020

Pat McNorgan is explicit about the impact of the encampment a few metres away from the windows of his riverfront apartment on Winnipeg’s Balmoral Street. “It’s literally a nightmare,” he says. “Every night there have been fires. Major fires here. There’s usually campfires every night.”  There were two significant fires this week, sending thick black smoke across parts of his… Read More »

2 Winnipeg police officers test positive for COVID-19

By | October 27, 2020

Two officers with the Winnipeg Police Service have tested positive for COVID-19. Both work in Central Division, based out of the downtown headquarters on Smith Street, and were on shifts from Oct. 16-20, according to a news release. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted by public health officials and provided instructions on next steps. The Winnipeg… Read More »

Brandon police database of locations, owners of private security cameras accidentally made public

By | October 27, 2020

The City of Brandon says a database with information on the locations of private security cameras and contact information for those who own them was accidentally made public. In a release on Tuesday, the city said it was made aware of the privacy breach late in the afternoon on Oct. 21, and pulled the information offline within 15… Read More »

Hydro employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Keeyask station

By | October 27, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro has confirmed a person working at the Keeyask generating station has tested positive for COVID-19. “The individual was isolated while awaiting his test results and has now been transferred off site,” said Bruce Owen, the media relations officer with Manitoba Hydro, in an email to CTV News. He added that health officials with the… Read More »

Paramedics work unprecedented OT as COVID strains overwhelmed system

By | October 27, 2020

Manitoba Winnipeg paramedics are on track to work thousands of additional overtime hours this year, a fact some fear will heighten reportedly high levels of stress and burnout. Social Sharing Some fear extra hours will heighten stress levels, burnout Winnipeg Free Press · Posted: Oct 27, 2020 10:28 AM CT | Last Updated: October 27 Paramedics are working… Read More »