Study brings clinical research on growing problem of liver disease to northern Manitoba communities

By | May 11, 2019

A team including doctors, nurses, a dietician and First Nations co-ordinators sits restlessly in the lobby of a Winnipeg airport, ready to board a nine-seater King Air for the 90-minute flight to St. Theresa Point, an Oji-Cree community only reachable by air. Among the team is Dr. Julia Uhanova, associate professor of hepatology at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and lead… Read More »

Efforts to speed up justice paying off: province

By | May 10, 2019

The wheels of justice can move slowly. Veteran criminal defence lawyer Jay Prober says he’s seen his share of delays and the impact they can have. “If it’s the victim’s family, it’s terrible. Because they’re anxious to see justice done as soon as possible,” said Prober. A 2016 Supreme Court of Canada ruling put limits on the amount… Read More »

Curbside giveaway on this weekend in Winnipeg

By | May 10, 2019

It’s the season for spring cleaning, and this weekend, Winnipeg is embracing the purge. The City of Winnipeg’s spring giveaway weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, giving residents the chance to clear out their closets and shop their neighbours’ stash. Here’s how it works: Put unwanted household items at the curb on your front street. Label each item with… Read More »

Stone Angel Brewery owner petitions to change the name of Plaza Station to ‘Brewery Station’

By | May 10, 2019

Stone Angel Brewery is hoping the city will consider its request to change the name of the new bus stop behind it’s south Pembina business to ‘Brewery Station’. Owner and co-founder, Paul Clerkin, released a petition on Twitter Friday morning with an aim of persuading the City of Winnipeg to rename Plaza Drive, the stop along the second stage of the… Read More »

Security hired for Winkler health facilities after city bills Southern Health for police time

By | May 10, 2019

Security is being enhanced at two Winkler-area health centres after the Manitoba city billed the Southern Health regional health authority for the cost of devoting police officers to watch a mental health patient for six straight days. In February two Winkler Police Service officers were forced to stay with the patient, who had been brought to the Boundary Trails… Read More »

Winnipeg police looking for missing 17-year-old girl

By | May 10, 2019

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for help in finding a missing 17-year-old girl. Denise Lagimodiere was last heard from in mid-April and is described as five-foot-seven, with a thin-to-medium build, brown hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the north, central and West End areas of Winnipeg. Police are concerned for Lagimodiere’s well-being.… Read More »

‘Nobody sounds ready’ for June closure of Concordia ER, consultant says

By | May 10, 2019

The consultant brought back to review Winnipeg’s hospital reorganization plan says nobody has told him that Concordia’s emergency room is ready to close in June. Dr. David Peachey says none of the health care leaders he interviewed felt the time is right for the northeast Winnipeg hospital to close its ER space in favour of a walk-in clinic, as scheduled. “The… Read More »

Nobody said Concordia ER ready to close, says consultant looking at its timeline

By | May 10, 2019

Nobody has told the consultant brought back to review Winnipeg’s hospital reorganization plan that Concordia’s emergency room is ready to close in June. Dr. David Peachey says none of the health care leaders he interviewed felt the time is right for the northeast Winnipeg hospital to close its ER space in favour of a walk-in clinic, as scheduled. “The emergency closure… Read More »