Category Archives: News

Cauldrons and candy chutes: Online map helps Halloween fans find Winnipeg’s spookiest yards

By | October 30, 2020

A new frightfully fun online map has been created to help Winnipeggers engage in a Halloween tradition: checking out some of the yards decked out for the spooky occasion. The Winnipeg Halloween Map shows the locations of decorated yards throughout the city. Anyone who is dressing up their lawn with things like skeletons, ghosts and tombstones is welcome to list their home on the… Read More »

U of Manitoba students brace for more uncertainty as faculty association holds strike vote

By | October 30, 2020

University of Manitoba students who have learning remotely since the start of the pandemic are now facing the possibility of seeing their professors walk off the job. Starting Friday, some 1,200 faculty staff will begin voting on whether to take strike action. The University of Manitoba Faculty Association is in the middle of a contract dispute with the post-secondary institution over… Read More »

Seeing red: Why Manitoba is running out of time to impose more restrictions on Winnipeg

By | October 30, 2020

If Manitoba is planning to take more drastic measures to control the spread of COVID-19, the window of opportunity is closing faster than a drive-thru window on a blustery night. This is partly because of increasing demands on the health-care system — and partly because the calendar demands action now and not in the middle of the Christmas holiday season.… Read More »

Take precautions seriously, Pimicikamak community members urge public

By | October 30, 2020

Mikisew School resource teacher April Roudani is trying to keep in touch with students through social media, since the high school in Pimicikamak, Man., is closed, and she’s also self-isolating after being a potential contact to a case of COVID-19. “We’re on complete lockdown,” Roudani said. “We pray for the best. It is scary, because we are a small community … I… Read More »

Mayor encourages Winnipeggers not to go trick-or-treating this year because of COVID-19

By | October 29, 2020

Winnipeg’s mayor is urging parents to keep their kids home this Halloween because of the pandemic, and make some alternative spooky plans. Provincial health officials have said activities like trick-or-treating can still go ahead if they are done safely. But Brian Bowman said he wants Winnipeg parents to consider forgoing the annual tradition this year in order to limit… Read More »

Winnipeg City Council passes living wage for city workers

By | October 29, 2020

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg City Council is offering help to lower-income earners, children, and library users. On Thursday, City Council passed a motion to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage for city workers in 2023, known as a living wage. It also approved a measure allowing children under the age of 12 to ride the bus for free… Read More »

Manitoba government can ‘flex up’ intensive care capacity as bed crunch deepens: health minister

By | October 29, 2020

The intensive care unit at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital is now over capacity due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, says a memo sent to hospital staff Thursday night.  The news comes just hours after Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen acknowledged that Winnipeg has a dwindling number of vacant beds in its intensive care units. A memo sent Thursday night by the hospital’s… Read More »

Intensive care unit at St. Boniface Hospital over capacity due to COVID-19 surge

By | October 29, 2020

The intensive care unit at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital is now over capacity due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, says a memo sent to hospital staff Thursday night.  The news comes just hours after Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen acknowledged that Winnipeg has a dwindling number of vacant beds in its intensive care units. A memo sent Thursday night by the hospital’s… Read More »