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‘Doesn’t even look like the same place’: Tornado destroys farm in southwestern Manitoba

By | August 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — A deadly tornado tore through southwestern Manitoba Friday night, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. An 18-year-old boy and 18-year-old girl, both from Melita, were killed after their vehicle was launched into a field in Scarth, Man. A 54-year-old man from Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation was injured when his car was flipped into… Read More »

Report that found ‘pervasive and systemic’ racism could hurt Canadian Museum for Human Rights fundraising

By | August 8, 2020

Fallout from a report detailing a toxic workplace culture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights characterized by “systemic and pervasive racism” could hinder fundraising efforts for the federal institution. Mena Gainpaulsingh, chief executive officer of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, said the impact of the 72-page, “Rebuilding the Foundation” report written by Winnipeg… Read More »

16 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba

By | August 8, 2020

Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 148. Manitoba’s five-day rolling test positivity rate also jumped to 1.22 per cent, from 1.1 per cent on Friday, according to the province’s online COVID-19 data portal. The highest number of active cases in Manitoba to date… Read More »

16 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba, most linked to Brandon cluster, close contacts

By | August 8, 2020

Most of the sixteen new COVID-19 cases announced in Manitoba on Saturday are connected to a known cluster of the illness in the Brandon area, or to close contacts of known cases of the virus, the province says. Saturday’s update brings the total number of active cases in the province to 148. Manitoba’s five-day rolling test positivity rate also jumped to… Read More »

16 new COVID-19 cases announced in Manitoba Saturday

By | August 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Provincial health officials have identified 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. The announcement comes from the province’s COVID-19 Dashboard. This brings the province’s total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 507 since early March. Nine people are in hospital right now due to the virus, three of them in intensive care. The province… Read More »

2 killed, 1 injured by tornado that touched down near Virden, Man., Friday night: RCMP

By | August 8, 2020

Two people are dead after being thrown from their vehicle by a tornado that touched down near Virden, Man., on Friday night, RCMP say. A man and a woman, both 18 and from Melita — about 65 kilometres south of Virden — were pronounced dead at the scene, the Mounties said in a news release Saturday afternoon. Virden RCMP responded to… Read More »

‘Gut-wrenching to watch’: Tornado that touches down near Virden, Man., leaves ruin in its wake

By | August 8, 2020

As storm chaser Misheyla Iwasiuk watched a tornado touch down near Virden, Man., on Friday evening, she said she was overcome with emotion. “It was an amazing sight to see,” she said. “Then, unfortunately, we witnessed it doing some pretty severe damage, which was really gut-wrenching to watch happen.” Iwasiuk and her fiancé Aaron Jayjack set up about eight to 16 kilometres east of… Read More »