Easter Bunny considered essential worker, practicing physical distancing: Health minister

By | April 9, 2020

WINNIPEG — Easter is just around the corner and provincial health officials are reminding kids they need to do their part and participate in physical distancing. During a press conference Wednesday, the Province reminded the public to stay home during Easter weekend and only celebrate with those in your household. Health minister Cameron Friesen did confirm the Easter… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1 million jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada said Thursday, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. Every month, the data agency surveys Canadians over the course of a… Read More »

Canada lost more than 1M jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

By | April 9, 2020

Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada says, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come it at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been the worst month for job losses on record. More to come. View original article here Source

‘No easy path’: PM Trudeau on national COVID-19 death projections

By | April 9, 2020

OTTAWA — Under the current public health measures — which officials consider strong — between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. However, federal modelling shows the death rate could skyrocket if efforts stopped. Federal projections released by Health Canada detailed the overall best- and worst-case scenarios for the pandemic’s spread and impact… Read More »

Strong health measures needed to keep COVID-19 deaths under 22,000: national projections

By | April 9, 2020

OTTAWA — With strong public health measures, between 11,000 and 22,000 Canadians could die from COVID-19 in the months ahead, though the death rate could be much higher with poor containment measures, federal modelling shows. Federal models released by Health Canada show that if 2.5 per cent of the population contracts the virus, 11,000 people could die, but… Read More »

Winnipeg company going all-out to build instant isolation rooms across North America

By | April 9, 2020

In an economic landscape of “closed” signs and empty parking lots, Winnipeg’s Price Industries is working in overdrive — and what they are producing is likely saving lives. The company is supplying a product that helps create a safe space for patients in places like hotel rooms, easing the pressure on health facilities across North America struggling to stay ahead of the COVID-19 health… Read More »

Physical distancing appears to be working in Manitoba … prepare to keep at it until the leaves turn

By | April 9, 2020

Four weeks after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, there are positive signs in Manitoba about the highly infectious disease. It looks like physical distancing measures intended to slow the spread of the virus are having their desired effect in this province, at least at this very moment. The evidence comes from a number of places.… Read More »

Post-secondary students facing bleak job market say they’re left out of COVID-19 relief

By | April 9, 2020

Alex Squire was one of the lucky ones. She was set to graduate from university this spring with a job in her dream field nearly lined up.  And then a pandemic strangled the economy.   “With the uncertainty now, it’s pretty much vanished,” said the University of Manitoba architecture student. She’s holding out hope — maybe her position with a new architectural firm… Read More »

Manitoba youth aging out of CFS care to continue receiving support during pandemic

By | April 8, 2020

The Manitoba government is extending its supports to all young adults who would be aging out of the child welfare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province announced Wednesday. Youth in care who turn 18 between March 20 and Sept. 30 will continue to receive support from the province, including financial support if they choose to move out… Read More »

Police shooting sends 1 to hospital, closes down busy Winnipeg intersection

By | April 8, 2020

One person was sent to hospital Wednesday night after being shot by Winnipeg police in an incident that closed down a normally busy city intersection. Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray provided few details about the police shooting near the intersection of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue but confirmed one suspect was sent to hospital and several others have been… Read More »