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16-year-old girl dies following officer involved-shooting: WPS

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old girl has died following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday evening, the Winnipeg Police Service said. A news release from police sent Thursday morning said the victim was taken to hospital after being treated on scene by officers, but passed away from her injuries. More information will be provided at a news conference Thursday afternoon at… Read More »

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 »

Manitoba implementing new measures to enforce physical distancing rules

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister announced new penalties for Manitobans who violate public health orders. The premier made the announcement, flanked by Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Thursday afternoon at the Manitoba Legislative Building. “The vast majority of Manitobans are doing exactly what the doctor ordered, and that is important, and to them, I say thank you,” Pallister told… Read More »

People ignoring COVID-19 public health orders could face fines of $486 effective immediately

By | April 9, 2020

Effective immediately, breaching Manitoba public health orders can bring fines of $486 for individuals and $2,542 for businesses, the provincial government says. The Manitoba Justice Department and the City of Winnipeg are creating new enforcement rules and units to make sure people are following public health orders in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Premier Brian Pallister announced at… 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 »