Rally on Tuesday in memory of slain taxi driver

By | March 24, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg taxi company is planning a rally outside of City Hall this afternoon to honour a driver recently killed while on duty. In a statement sent to CTV News, Duffy’s Taxi is conducting the rally starting at noon. Cab drivers will proceed from the Manitoba Legislature to City Hall to honour the life of Balvir… Read More »

Non-essential diagnostic testing to be postponed as part of Manitoba’s COVID-19 response

By | March 24, 2020

The province is putting non-essential and routine diagnostic testing on hold as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials said Tuesday.  This includes laboratory, imaging and non-invasive cardiac services.  Urgent diagnostic testing, including tests and procedures required for immediate care management, will continue, said Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Manitoba Shared Health. Patients will… Read More »

Manitoba public health officer says handful of COVID-19 test samples compromised

By | March 24, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s chief public health officer confirmed some COVID-19 tests have been compromised, and new tests have been ordered. Dr. Brent Roussin confirmed the news during Tuesday morning’s news conference, noting the samples were from the Fort Garry Testing site. “Less than 10 specimens did have some leakage in transit,” he said. “The typical approach to this,… Read More »

Compromised COVID-19 tests confirmed by public health officer

By | March 24, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s chief public health officer confirmed some COVID-19 tests have been compromised, and new tests have been ordered. Dr. Brent Roussin confirmed the news during Tuesday morning’s news conference, noting the samples were from the Fort Garry Testing site. “Less than 10 specimens did have some leakage in transit,” he said. “The typical approach to this,… Read More »

Bus maker NFI to permanently lay off approximately 300 Winnipeg staff

By | March 24, 2020

Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. will permanently lay off approximately 300 employees in the city as it struggles to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. NFI, the parent company of New Flyer, made the announcement in an update to investors Monday.  The company said the permanent layoffs in Winnipeg would occur at two other subsidiaries: Motor Coach Industries and Carfair, an NFI-owned parts manufacturer. NFI Group employs… Read More »

New Flyer to permanently lay off approximately 300 Winnipeg staff as company feels brunt of COVID-19

By | March 24, 2020

Bus manufacturer New Flyer says it will permanently lay off nearly 300 Winnipeg staff members as is struggles to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The Winnipeg-based company made the announcement in an update to investors Monday.  The company employs more than 9,300 people in 50 different facilities in 10 different countries. Approximately 6,900 are in North America and 2,700 are in… Read More »

New Flyer to lay off approximately 300 staff

By | March 24, 2020

Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer New Flyer will lay off approximately 300 staff members as is struggles to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The company made the announcement in an update to investors Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people in Winnipeg would be out of work.  The company employs more than 9,000 people in 50 different facilities in… Read More »

School divisions shut down playgrounds to slow spread of COVID-19

By | March 24, 2020

Signs warning children not to use playground equipment are going up across Manitoba, as school divisions take steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. The move follows a request from the Manitoba School Board Association that they close play structures during the global pandemic of the coronavirus. “It’s a really responsible move to take, because the equipment that we… Read More »

Firefighters battling apartment fire in Spence area

By | March 24, 2020

WINNIPEG — Firefighters are currently on scene of a fire in an apartment building in the Spence neighbourhood Crews could be seen Tuesday morning battling the flames at the building at Ellice Avenue and Furby Street. CTV News Winnipeg has reached out to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service for comment on the fire. This is a developing story.… Read More »