Brandon dealing with ‘fairly large outbreak’ as more cases linked to cluster: chief public health officer

By | August 7, 2020

Manitoba’s second-largest city is now dealing with a “fairly large outbreak” of COVID-19 as more cases were confirmed in Brandon on Friday, Manitoba’s chief public health officer said. Dr. Brent Roussin announced 17 new COVID-19 cases in the province at a news conference on Friday afternoon, and confirmed eight cases involving workers at what he referred to as a business in Brandon.… Read More »

Brandon dealing with ‘fairly large outbreak’ as more cases linked to cluster: Roussin

By | August 7, 2020

Manitoba’s second-largest city is now dealing with a “fairly large outbreak” of COVID-19 as more cases were confirmed in Brandon on Friday, Manitoba’s chief public health officer said. Dr. Brent Roussin announced 17 new COVID-19 cases in the province at a news conference on Friday afternoon, and confirmed there are now eight cases involving workers at what he referred to as… Read More »

17 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba

By | August 7, 2020

Health officials announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Friday, one day after the biggest single-day jump in cases since early April. Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin confirmed there are now eight cases linked to what he described as a business in Brandon. Earlier on Friday, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 announced four… Read More »

What Premier Pallister has to say about mandatory face masks

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s premier said the province will start reminding Manitobans to follow health measures and orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but was mum on the possibility of mandatory face masks. During a Friday morning news conference, Premier Brian Pallister was asked if the province would make masks mandatory for Manitobans, following several businesses and… Read More »

Man killed, 2 others seriously injured in T-bone collision on Highway 1 near Austin, Man.

By | August 7, 2020

A 55-year-old man died after his vehicle was hit as it turned from Springbrook Road onto Highway 1 on Thursday afternoon, RCMP say. Two other men were injured in the two-vehicle crash, though all three were wearing seatbelts and none had been drinking alcohol, Mounties said in a news release on Friday morning. Portage la Prairie RCMP got a… Read More »

Manitoba to give COVID-19 update following spike in cases

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will provide an update on COVID-19 on Friday, the day after it reported 30 new cases. Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, will be speaking at a news conference at the Manitoba Legislative building at 1 p.m. CTV News Winnipeg will live-stream the event. On Thursday, Manitoba health officials reported… Read More »

Province announces 17 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Friday

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Provincial health officials have announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, made the announcement on Friday afternoon. Roussin said this brings the province’s total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 491 since early March. Of the new cases, 10 are from the Prairie Mountain… Read More »

One man dead, two in hospital after crash on Trans-Canada Highway

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — One man is dead and two others are in hospital after a crash along Highway 1 late Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to a crash near Austin, Man., around 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Springbrook Road and the Trans-Canada Highway. Portage la Prairie RCMP said an investigation has determined that a vehicle going west… Read More »