Concerns of COVID-19 in jails continues to rise as government tries to address problem

By | October 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — The provincial government is reassuring Manitobans that it has a plan in place to deal with COVID-19 in jails, as cases have spiked in correctional facilities throughout Manitoba. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, along with medical officer of health Dr. Jazz Atwal, and the executive director of adult custody for Manitoba Corrections, Greg Skelly, addressed the media… Read More »

Opposition slams rent hikes

By | October 26, 2020

Bob Danilis is one of thousands of Manitobans who will need to pinch pennies to afford rent after his Grant Avenue apartment complex was approved for a 30 per cent rent increase this fall. To read more on this story from the Winnipeg Free Press, click here.  CBC Manitoba and the Winnipeg Free Press recognize each other as trusted… Read More »

Health-care support workers need more PPE, access to rapid testing, union says

By | October 26, 2020

A union representing health-care support workers in Winnipeg is raising concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing for those working in hospitals where patients are sick with the illness. Those issues are being brought up as two of the city’s hospitals battle COVID-19 outbreaks: St. Boniface, where at least 31 people have been infected… Read More »

Five Manitoba communities receive support for stronger asset management practices

By | October 26, 2020

As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone.View original article… Read More »

‘Grow up’: Premier calls out Manitobans doing ‘dumb things’ as COVID-19 hospitalizations climb

By | October 26, 2020

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister delivered a blunt message to people who ignore public health orders after officials warned they are seeing too many COVID-19 cases with large numbers of close contacts, putting strain on the province’s health system. “Thoughtful Manitobans are making sacrifices, tough sacrifices … while other people are doing dumb things, and those dumb things are endangering all… Read More »

Staff shortage at site of deadliest care home outbreak in Manitoba

By | October 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — Parkview Place, a care home in Winnipeg linked to 17 deaths related to COVID-19, is currently dealing with a staff shortage. On Monday, Oct. 26, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Revera, the company that runs the care home, held a news conference, discussing the results of a surprise inspection at the facility on Oct.… Read More »

Site of Manitoba’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak still dealing with staffing shortage

By | October 26, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is working with the owners of a privately-operated long term care home to get the city’s largest and deadliest COVID-19 outbreak under control but staffing remains a challenge, according to an update Monday given by the health region and company. Of the positive COVID-19 cases among residents so far at Parkview… Read More »