1 in 3 Canadians worry they’ll miss rent or mortgage payment due to COVID-19 — survey

By | March 25, 2020

In addition to its serious health consequences, COVID-19 is causing Canadians to worry about their financial health, according to a survey commissioned by the Angus Reid Institute. The results suggest the virus outbreak is already having a major impact on Canadians’ finances. More than a third (34 per cent) of respondents said they were worried about missing a… Read More »

Manitoba to give update on COVID-19 cases, measures

By | March 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Province of Manitoba is set to give an update on Wednesday on COVID-19 cases and measures. Manitoba health officials, including Dr. Brent Roussin and Lanette Siragusa, are set to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. CT. CTV News Winnipeg will be live streaming the event. On Tuesday, the province announced non-essential and routine diagnostic… Read More »

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain pulls plug on temporary homeless shelter during COVID-19 pandemic

By | March 25, 2020

A Winnipeg venue that was set to offer shelter to homeless people during the COVID-19 emergency has changed its plans after it says its security staff was threatened.  The Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain had teamed up with St. Boniface Street Links to open an emergency shelter to house vulnerable people living east of downtown during the COVID-19 pandemic. It… Read More »

Stony Mountain inmate dies in custody, review underway

By | March 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — A review is underway after a 25-year-old inmate died while in custody at Stony Mountain Institution. Correctional Service Canada said Patrick Eaglestick died on Tuesday. Eaglestick was serving a sentence of two years and one day for assault with a weapon, failing to comply with bail conditions and using a fake firearm. There’s no indication of… Read More »

MPs pass emergency aid bill after overnight compromise

By | March 25, 2020

TORONTO — A deal has been reached to get the federal government’s aid package through the House of Commons, one day later than planned. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act passed third reading just before 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday after significant delays caused by opposition to the Liberals’ attempt to grant broad spending and taxing powers to cabinet without… Read More »

Businesses urged to offer products, manufacturing skills to boost medical supplies

By | March 25, 2020

The province wants local businesses to help provide products and supplies that are being used more often because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said Wednesday at a news conference. Friesen said he’s unaware of anything in particular being in “quite low” supply and emphasized that Wednesday’s announcement is to make sure nothing runs out. “This is… Read More »