Manitoba reports two new COVID-19 cases, first in almost a week

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — After five consecutive days without new COVID-19 cases, Manitoba is reporting two new cases in the province. The cases were announced in a bulletin sent Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases since March 12 to 294. According to data from the province, the two new cases were both in Winnipeg. Both cases were in… Read More »

Doctor attacked, staff at 2 Winnipeg methadone clinics threatened by man 2 days in a row

By | May 28, 2020

A Winnipeg doctor says he wrestled a gun away from a man who threatened staff two days in a row at two different locations of his opiate treatment clinic. Dr. Murray Hoy says the man first showed up at his Opiate Addiction Treatment Services (OATS) clinic on Main Street on Monday morning, and started causing a disturbance.  “He wasn’t… Read More »

Manitoba launches online tool to match employers and students for jobs

By | May 28, 2020

The Manitoba government on Thursday launched an online tool to match students looking for job opportunities with employers who need help. “Summer jobs are important for youth in not only helping pay for an education, but for building life skills and developing future career interests,” Premier Brian Pallister said. “Employers also benefit from hiring students, who can bring energy and new… Read More »

Two Winnipeg restaurants fined for breaking public health orders

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — Two Winnipeg restaurants are facing thousands of dollars in fines for breaking public health orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Manitoba government, Arabesque Hookah Café and Lounge, located on Corydon Avenue, and Pony Corral, located on Pembina Highway, have each been fined $2,542 for not complying with the public health measures issued by the… Read More »

Opaskwayak Cree Nation education service defrauded of $460K

By | May 28, 2020

Four former employees of a Manitoba First Nation have been charged after a three-year fraud investigation found more than $460,000 was stolen. RCMP say the money was “siphoned” off from Opaskwayak Education Services “through the use of a wide variety of financial trickery and deception” between March 1, 2017, and March 2018. The OES is a non-profit corporation responsible for the… Read More »

First Nation education fund defrauded of $450K, RCMP say

By | May 28, 2020

Four former employees of a Manitoba First Nation have been charged after a three-year fraud investigation found more than $450,000 was stolen, RCMP say. Police started investigating in March 2018 after receiving a tip about a potential fraud at Opaskwayak Education Services. The OES is a non-profit corporation responsible for the delivery of educational programs from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 to members… Read More »

Multi-year RCMP investigation results in fraud charges for education service employees

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — Four employees have been charged with defrauding of Opaskwayak Education Services (OES) of hundreds of thousands of dollars following a multi-year investigation, according to RCMP. Mounties said they received a report of the possible fraud on March 27, 2018. Police then worked closely with the OES, including a forensic audit of its finances. According to RCMP,… Read More »

Manitoba launches tool to match students with summer jobs

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching an online tool to help match students with summer employment. The premier made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday, urging local businesses to give summer jobs to students. The program, called Student Jobs MB, is a free resource that allows students to match and apply to a number of… Read More »