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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 »

City, Winnipeg Goldeyes hammer out new lease deal for park with overwhelming council vote

By | October 29, 2020

Winnipeg Goldeyes fans will once again hear an umpire yell out “play ball” at Shaw Park. A compromise deal reached Thursday, through a city council motion sponsored by St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes, brought the city and the baseball club to the end of five years of sometimes tense negotiations over a lease deal for the park. Mayor Brian Bowman was among… Read More »

2 new cases of COVID-19 at Siloam Mission in Winnipeg

By | October 29, 2020

A client and a staff member at Siloam Mission in Winnipeg have tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday. The organization was notified on Wednesday that the two individuals had tested positive, said Kathi Neal, director of development for the organization, which works with people who are homeless in the city. Both individuals were most recently at Siloam Mission on… Read More »