One man dead, two in hospital after crash on Trans-Canada Highway

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — One man is dead and two others are in hospital after a crash along Highway 1 late Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to a crash near Austin, Man., around 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Springbrook Road and the Trans-Canada Highway. Portage la Prairie RCMP said an investigation has determined that a vehicle going west… Read More »

Manitoba’s employment numbers up for 3rd month in a row, but some industries still struggling

By | August 7, 2020

Employment rose in Manitoba for the third consecutive month in July, according to federal labour force statistics released Friday. The province saw employment increase by more than 12,000 jobs from June to July — a two per cent rise — while the unemployment rate in this province fell 1.9 percentage points to 8.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent labour… Read More »

Employment rises for 3rd month in a row in Manitoba, labour stats say

By | August 7, 2020

Employment rose in Manitoba for the third consecutive month in July, say new labour force statistics released Friday. Employment in Manitoba increased by more than 12,000 jobs from June to July, a two per cent rise, while the unemployment rate fell by 1.9 percentage points to 8.2 per cent, which is the lowest in Canada, Premier Brian Pallister… Read More »

Employment rises for 3rd month in a row in Manitoba, new labour stats say

By | August 7, 2020

Employment rose in Manitoba for the third consecutive month in July, say new labour force statistics released Friday. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. about the new labour force survey. Employment in Manitoba increased by more than 12,000, a two per cent increase, while the unemployment rate fell by 1.9 percentage points… Read More »

Manitoba premier to discuss July job numbers

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister will hold a press conference Friday morning to discuss the most recent job numbers released by Statistics Canada. The premier is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. at the Manitoba Legislative Building.  Statistics Canada released its labour force numbers for July 2020 on Friday. Manitoba is reporting an unemployment rate of 8.2… Read More »

The extra opportunity for Manitoba businesses to get provincial support

By | August 7, 2020

WINNIPEG — A national report on recent job numbers in Canada shows Manitoba’s workforce is returning to work. Statistics Canada released its labour force numbers for July 2020 on Friday. Manitoba is reporting an unemployment rate of 8.2 per cent, down from 10.1 per cent in June. Nationally, Statistics Canada is reporting Canada’s unemployment rate as 10.9 per… Read More »

10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19

By | August 7, 2020

Maple Leaf Foods says 10 workers at its pork processing plant in Brandon, Man., have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The company updated the total number of cases in a statement issued Friday afternoon, but said there is no evidence of spread within the plant. “All cases have been investigated and [determined] to be acquired in the community,” the statement… Read More »

4 more employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19: union

By | August 7, 2020

There are four more workers at the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man., who have COVID-19, the union that represents workers says. A total of eight workers have now tested positive at the pork processing facility in southwestern Manitoba in recent days, a memo to workers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said Thursday.… Read More »