More overdoses, fewer drugs: how the pandemic is changing drug use

By | September 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries and supply chains, including the drug trade. Winnipeg Police Service said the pandemic has dried up the supply of drugs that come into Manitoba, having unexpected consequences. Marion Willis, executive director of Morberg House, a long-term recovery home for men experiencing addiction, homelessness and mental health issues, said back… Read More »

Manitoban artists capture 14 awards at 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards

By | September 26, 2020

Manitoba musicians picked up awards in more than a dozen categories at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards. The annual awards ceremony was live streamed Friday night.  The Mariachi Ghost picked up two awards, for global artist of the year and visual media composer. Singer-songwriter William Prince captured three awards — recording of the year, songwriter of the year and… Read More »

1 woman dead, infant and child in hospital after ‘very serious’ Winnipeg collision

By | September 26, 2020

A woman has died and an infant and child are in hospital after a van and truck collided in Winnipeg’s William Whyte neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., first responders were on the scene of the crash near the corner of Boyd Avenue and Andrews Street. A spokesperson from the Winnipeg Police Service’s duty office said it’s a “very serious… Read More »

Number of people taken to hospital after ‘very serious’ Winnipeg collision

By | September 26, 2020

A number of people were taken to hospital after a van and truck collided in Winnipeg’s William Whyte neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., first responders were on the scene of the crash near the corner of Boyd Avenue and Andrews Street. A spokesperson from the Winnipeg Police Service’s duty office said it’s a “very serious motor vehicle… Read More »

Brandon police arrest man accused of making mass shooting threat on social media

By | September 26, 2020

A man who police say made online threats to carry out a mass shooting was arrested in Brandon, Man., Friday evening, police say. The Brandon Police Service was notified Friday night about a person making comments on social media about a mass shooting, according to a Saturday news release. Police say they found photos of the man posing with what appeared to… Read More »

COVID-19 outbreak at another Winnipeg care home

By | September 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The site is moving to critical (red) on the province’s Pandemic Response System.  The province did not provide further details on the risk, case numbers or hospitalizations related to the outbreak. The announcement comes from the daily COIVD-19 bulletin on Saturday.… Read More »

Possible COVID-19 exposure in four Manitoba schools

By | September 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — Along with 65 new cases of COVID-19, public health officials also announced four possible COVID-19 exposures in Manitoba schools on Saturday. The province said there was an exposure on September 14 and September 16 at St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. According to the province, the exposure is extremely low risk, and the infection was not… Read More »

Possible COVID-19 exposures at 5 Manitoba businesses

By | September 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — Public health officials are advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at five Manitoba businesses, four of which, are in Winnipeg. The following exposures were announced in the daily COVID-19 bulletin Saturday: Joey’s Polo Park, 653 St. James St., Winnipeg – Sept. 16 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.; The Local Public Eatery, 274 Garry St., Winnipeg –… Read More »