16-year-old girl shot by Winnipeg police dies in hospital

By | April 9, 2020

A 16-year-old girl shot on Wednesday afternoon by Winnipeg police later died in hospital, police say. Police officers gave the girl first aid near the intersection of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue before she was taken to hospital in critical condition. She died in hospital, police said in a news release Thursday. Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray spoke to the media Wednesday after… Read More »

Canada Goose reopening facilities to make COVID-19 supplies

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Canada Goose is planning to ramp up production of supplies for frontline heath care workers. The clothing company announced Thursday morning it plans to reopen all eight of its Canadian facilities, including all three in Winnipeg, over the next two weeks to increase production of personal protective equipment. “These unprecedented times call for decisive, collective action… Read More »

READ: Canada’s COVID-19 projections

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Canada Public Health Agency has released multiple modelling scenarios showing how the COVID-19 virus could impact Canada, and the measures which are necessary to keep the virus under control. According to the report, with strong control measures, the agency is predicting between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from the virus in the coming months.… Read More »

Canada Goose to produce 100,000 gowns for Manitoba health-care workers

By | April 9, 2020

Canada Goose says it is ramping up its production of personal protective equipment to help health-care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to produce at least 60,000 hospital gowns per week. The move steps up its commitment from March 25, when the company announced it would use its manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg and Toronto to make scrubs and gowns,… Read More »

Even with strict containment measures, COVID-19 could claim 22,000 lives, federal officials project

By | April 9, 2020

Federal health officials are saying there could be nearly 32,000 cases of COVID-19 and between 500 and 700 deaths in Canada by April 16 — and anywhere from 11,000 to 22,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic, even with relatively strong control measures in place. That projection emerged Thursday morning as officials released modelling on how the COVID-19 crisis could unfold in… Read More »

Easter Bunny considered essential worker, practicing physical distancing: Health minister

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Easter is just around the corner and provincial health officials are reminding kids they need to do their part and participate in physical distancing. During a press conference Wednesday, the Province reminded the public to stay home during Easter weekend and only celebrate with those in your household. Health minister Cameron Friesen did confirm the Easter… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1 million jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada said Thursday, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. Every month, the data agency surveys Canadians over the course of a… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1M jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada says, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. More to come. View original article here Source

‘No easy path’: PM Trudeau on national COVID-19 death projections

By | April 9, 2020

OTTAWA — Under the current public health measures — which officials consider strong — between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. However, federal modelling shows the death rate could skyrocket if efforts stopped. Federal projections released by Health Canada detailed the overall best- and worst-case scenarios for the pandemic’s spread and impact… Read More »