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 »

Teen facing several charges after drugs and weapons seized: RCMP

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old boy is facing multiple drug and weapons charges following an RCMP investigation on Lake St. Martin First Nation. On April 5, Gypsumville RCMP was called to a home on the First Nation around 6 p.m. When officers arrived at the house they found several firearms and drugs. RCMP seized four firearms, ammunition, 60 grams… Read More »

Celebrating birthdays at a safe social distance

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — In the age of social distancing, birthday parties can be a little lonely. That’s why one Winnipeg family took to the streets to celebrate a birthday at a safe distance. On Wednesday, Pepper celebrated her 9th birthday. Last year, she had a party with her friends and family, but this year she was surprised by a… Read More »

Manitoba announces $5M for COVID-19 research, including clinical drug trials

By | April 8, 2020

The province introduced a new $5-million research fund Wednesday, some of which will support clinical trials for drugs that may be possible treatments for COVID-19. More than $3.5 million will be put toward clinical and applied research, including $700,000 for a COVID-19 clinical trial, Health Minister Cameron Friesen said.  Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, an assistant professor and clinician-scientist at the University of Manitoba… Read More »

Red River Floodway to be activated

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is preparing to activate the Red River Floodway to help manage water levels within Winnipeg. “As Manitoba prepares for the rising waters of the Red River, we are taking measures to protect properties that could potentially be affected by high water,” Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said in a news release on Wednesday. “We… Read More »

Canadian courts are granting bail to some accused criminals because of COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

TORONTO — The Canadian court system, like most of the country, has largely ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With physical distancing requirements making it impossible to safely hold traditional hearings, court operations across the country have been significantly curtailed. But there are exceptions for urgent matters – and a search of published court decisions… Read More »