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Judge grants City of Winnipeg access to documents seized by RCMP during police HQ investigation

By | August 7, 2020

A judge has ruled the City of Winnipeg can access documents seized by the RCMP during its investigation into the construction of Winnipeg police headquarters, as part of the city’s civil lawsuit over the project. In an 84-page ruling released Friday, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Judge Glenn Joyal said the documents were crucial to the city’s case.… Read More »

Tornado touches down near Scarth, Man. Friday evening

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Environment Canada said a tornado touched down in Manitoba Friday evening. It was reported the twister hit near Scarth, Man. around 8 p.m. Environment Canada had issued a Tornado Warning for the Rural Municipality of Pipestone and Sifton, which included the Oak Lake area. That was later downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch. “Damaging winds, large… Read More »

Tornado touches down south of Virden, Man. Friday evening

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Environment Canada said a tornado touched down in Manitoba Friday evening. It was reported the twister hit near Scarth, Man. around 8 p.m., which is about 16 kilometres south of Virden. Several storm chasers in the area were tweeting that the tornado ripped through a farm and threw cars in the area. STARS Air Ambulance tweeted… Read More »

STARS dispatched to Virden, Man., area after tornado hits Friday evening

By | August 7, 2020

STARS air ambulance has been dispatched to the Virden, Man., area, after a tornado touched down on Friday evening. Environment and Climate Change Canada was tracking a severe thunderstorm that produced a tornado near Scarth, Man., which is 13 kilometres south of Virden and nearly 275 kilometres west of Winnipeg, at 8 p.m. CDT. STARS was dispatched shortly after 8:30… Read More »

Hot, dry weather causing problems for Manitoba community

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — The hot, dry weather is causing problems for a community southeast of Winnipeg. The Rural Municipality of Tache has issued a water conservation notice for Lorette. Councillors for the area say the community is well at its limit for water use as the weather has caused people to over water their lawns and fill their pools… Read More »

Manitoba leads the pack for lowest unemployment rate in Canada

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Job numbers are growing in Canada even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The latest data from Statistics Canada shows job growth is on the rise nationally. Here in Manitoba, the province saw 12,000 new jobs in July. While this was lower than some other provinces, when it comes to unemployment, Manitoba is leading the pack. In… Read More »

COVID-19 cases at Manitoba pork plant highlight need for sick-pay program: union, NDP

By | August 7, 2020

Workers at a Brandon, Man., meat-packing plant that has seen 10 cases of COVID-19 deserve to be paid their full wages for taking sick leave, their union argues. Otherwise, employees infected with the disease may risk coming into work when they’re feeling ill. “When there’s a financial hardship, workers sometimes make a decision that’s not in the best… Read More »

Federal health exec optimistic about CFL’s proposed measures for potential season in Winnipeg

By | August 7, 2020

The CFL’s quest for federal funding in order to stage an abbreviated season received a huge boost Friday. The league’s health-and-safety protocols remain the biggest requirement in its request earlier this week for a $30-million, interest-free loan from Ottawa. Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada is evaluating the plans the CFL would implement during a shortened campaign… Read More »