Employee at downtown Winnipeg care home tests positive for COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — An employee at the Parkview Place Long Term Care Home in downtown Winnipeg has tested positive for COVID-19. Revera, a retirement residence company with locations across Canada, confirmed the news on Wednesday. In a statement on Revera’s website, Dr. Rhonda Collins, Revera’s chief medical officer, said the company had received confirmation on Tuesday. The employee is… Read More »

Jets fan’s basement mini-stick rink turning heads

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation gave a Winkler man plenty of time to complete a household project. Jeremy Harder, a long-time Jets fan, recently posted photos on Twitter showing off the mini-stick rink in his basement, adorned with Winnipeg Jets jerseys Harder said the plan started eight years ago when he moved into his new… Read More »

‘Crisis creates opportunity’ for Jews to stay connected this Passover, says Winnipeg rabbi

By | April 8, 2020

While COVID-19 makes it impossible for Jews to celebrate Passover the way they usually do, Rabbi Allan Finkel sees a silver lining in physical distancing. “In many respects, this year looks like it’s the worst possible time of year to have Passover,” said Finkel, spiritual leader at Temple Shalom, Winnipeg’s reformed Jewish congregation. “I do believe that crisis… Read More »

Kenora mayor wants non-essential travel halted across Manitoba, Ontario border

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Mayor of Kenora is asking for all non-essential travel to his community to be stopped due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Dan Reynard said Wednesday he is calling on the border between Manitoba and Ontario to be closed to non-essential travel, and is speaking with his Member of Provincial Parliament Greg Rickford (Kenora-Rainy River)… Read More »

Kenora mayor wants non-essential travel halted between Manitoba, Ontario border

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Mayor of Kenora is asking for all non-essential travel to his community to be stopped due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Dan Reynard said Wednesday he is calling on the border between Manitoba and Ontario to be closed to non-essential travel, and is speaking with his Member of Provincial Parliament Greg Rickford (Kenora-Rainy River)… Read More »

Small businesses call on provincial government for more help during COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Small business owners are asking the provincial government for help to keep them afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Wednesday afternoon, over 3,000 people had signed a petition that is being sent to Premier Brian Pallister. The petition is asking Pallister to create a lease subsidy program for small businesses. Melina Elliott, who helped create… Read More »

The new BLUE rapid transit route to open on Sunday

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Transit has announced parts of the new BLUE rapid transit system will open for service this Sunday. The announcement comes with Winnipeg Transit’s release of a new spring schedule for the Southwest side of the city which will come into effect on Sunday, April 12. The BLUE rapid transit line will use the 11 km… Read More »

Manitoba has received ‘a fraction’ of protective equipment order from feds as province’s supplies dwindle

By | April 8, 2020

As health-care workers risk running out of some of the supplies needed to protect them against COVID-19, one of Manitoba’s top health officials says the province is still waiting on a massive order of equipment from the federal government to be negotiated. “From the federal government … we had ordered millions of supplies. We were the first one to… Read More »

Staffer at downtown Winnipeg nursing home tests positive for COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

A staff member at a downtown Winnipeg nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19 and joins a growing list of cases inside long-term personal care facilities managed by Ontario-based Revera Inc. The company confirmed late Wednesday it received confirmation a day earlier that an employee at the Parkview Place long term care facility on Edmonton Street, in the Central… Read More »

Ice jams cause flooding south of Selkirk, as province prepares to activate Red River Floodway

By | April 8, 2020

The Manitoba government is preparing to activate the Red River Floodway as soon as Thursday evening.  The announcement Wednesday comes as the province issues a high water warning for the Red River from Emerson to the Red River Floodway inlet, just south of Winnipeg. The government said the river is close to spilling its banks in most of… Read More »