Boil water advisory in effect for Ritchot area

By | June 18, 2019

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Ritchot regional public water system because of scheduled upgrades to the water treatment plant. Manitoba Health announced the advisory Monday. Until further notice, Manitoba Health is warning people in the area to bring all water for consumption to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it’s used.… Read More »

RCMP witness says fellow Mountie ‘looked scared’ after fatal 2015 police shooting

By | June 18, 2019

A Manitoba RCMP officer testified he believed he was heading to a standard impaired driver call when he was sent to support colleague Const. Abram Letkeman, before the incident turned into a police chase and then a fatal shooting in 2015. Cpl. Derek Dunford told a Thompson, Man., court Tuesday events turned surreal after he heard Letkeman say… Read More »

Petition to save Seven Oaks ER garners 7,720 signatures

By | June 18, 2019

The Save Seven Oaks ER Coalition continues to hold out hope that the north Winnipeg emergency room will remain open, in spite of its scheduled conversion to an urgent care centre by September. The group, along with supporters and health care workers from Seven Oaks Hospital, presented a petition with 7,720 signatures to NDP leader, Wab Kinew on Tuesday. “We are feeling a… Read More »

Petition to save Seven Oaks ER garners 7,500 signatures

By | June 18, 2019

The Save Seven Oaks ER Coalition continues to hold out hope that the north Winnipeg emergency room will remain open, in spite of its scheduled conversion to an urgent care centre by September. The group, along with supporters and health care workers from Seven Oaks Hospital, presented a petition with 7,500 signatures to NDP leader, Wab Kinew on Tuesday. “We are feeling… Read More »

Mother died awaiting surgery amid crowded ‘chaos’ at St. Boniface ER, Manitoba woman says

By | June 18, 2019

A Manitoba woman believes her mother wouldn’t have died waiting for potentially life-saving surgery if St. Boniface Hospital’s emergency room had been less chaotic on a day when staff turned people away amid a bed shortage. Madeline Richard, 63, waited more than four hours after she was rushed to hospital Wednesday with suspected complications stemming from a recent coronary… Read More »