Canada’s 1st ‘presumptive’ case of coronavirus found in Toronto

By | January 25, 2020

Canada has confirmed its first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus in Toronto as the number of infections worldwide surpasses 1,900 cases. Public health officials announced Saturday afternoon the confirmed case —  a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China — was found at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Within a day of arriving, officials say, he became… Read More »

Canada announces ‘presumptive’ 1st case of coronavirus in Toronto

By | January 25, 2020

Canada has confirmed its first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus in Toronto as the number of infections worldwide surpasses 1,400 cases. Public health officials announced Saturday afternoon the confirmed case —  a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China — was found at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The man flew from Wuhan to Guangzhou, then… Read More »

Canada announces ‘presumptive’ 1st case of deadly coronavirus in Toronto

By | January 25, 2020

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Manitoba government takes aim at errors in physician billing

By | January 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is introducing legislation that aims to create a better resolution process for disputes over physician billing. According to a government press release, in 2015, physician billing totalled $741 million, with $7,000 determined to be an overpayment.  That translates to a recovery rate of less than one-thousandth of one per cent. The release said… Read More »

Ottawa backed away from commitment to approve child welfare lawsuit, lawyer says

By | January 25, 2020

Ottawa is balking at a pledge to consent to the certification of a proposed class action lawsuit over First Nation child welfare — less than two months after the justice and Indigenous services ministers publicly said the federal government wanted to settle the case, according to one of the lawyers on the file. Justice Canada informed lawyers handling the proposed… Read More »

Resource centre for survivors of sexual violence at U of Manitoba aims to address ‘massive gap’ in supports

By | January 25, 2020

After years of calls for administration to create a one-stop, survivor-focused office, a new Sexual Violence Resource Centre will open its doors on Monday to students, faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba.  Community members will be able to seek general information, referrals and counselling through the office. Read more from the Winnipeg Free Press by clicking… Read More »

Fire crews extinguish apartment fire in St. Vital

By | January 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a fire in a 14-storey apartment building in the first block of Chesterfield Avenue around 9:51 p.m. on Jan. 24. According o the WFPS, crews were sent to the building after its automatic alarm went off. A second alarm was called, increasing the number of firefighters and equipment on… Read More »

Statistics Canada posted a poll on Twitter. It did not go well

By | January 25, 2020

TORONTO — Statistics Canada got more than it bargained for when it posted a poll on Twitter that asked “what age were you when you bought your first house?” The seemingly innocuous question, however, was met with mockery and disdain by some vocal users. The plight of Canadians unable to afford to buying a home in skyrocketing markets… Read More »