Dental association recommends suspension of non-emergency treatments

By | March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) is the latest organization to recommend changes due to the COVID-19 virus. On Tuesday, the MDA said in a release that it is strongly advising all non-emergency treatments be suspended. It said emergency treatments should still continue and that the MDA will revisit this once new information on the virus is… Read More »

City councillor defends decision to go on Caribbean cruise during COVID-19 crisis

By | March 17, 2020

Deputy Mayor Markus Chambers says if he’d known even two weeks ago what the state of the world would be — he’d probably have stayed home. Chambers was set to return to Winnipeg Tuesday evening after a cruise that began in Panama on March 6, with scheduled stops in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Grand Cayman. He says he and his wife will self-isolate… Read More »

Assiniboine Park Conservancy closing due to COVID-19

By | March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Conservancy will be closing all of its facilities and attractions to the public to help halt the spread of COVID-19. The closure will begin on Wednesday and includes the Assiniboine Park Zoo, the Park Café, and The Pavilion. “We have based these decisions on the most recent advice of provincial and federal public… Read More »

‘I don’t expect you to forgive me’: Former principal pleads guilty to 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder

By | March 17, 2020

The former principal of Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder on Monday, for the killing of two people in 2017.  Claude Francis Guimond was arrested after a two and a half year investigation into the deaths of Jody Brown, 43, and Steven Chevrefils, 35. “I don’t expect you to forgive me. I took the guilty plea. I’m… Read More »

Manitoba COVID-19 cases nearly double to 15

By | March 17, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly doubled on Tuesday afternoon. Manitoba public health officials announced seven new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the province, This brings the total number of lab-confirmed and presumptive cases to 15. Public health officials have started investigating these new cases. The province plans to disclose whether they involved international travel. All… Read More »

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba

By | March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG — Public health officials have announced there are seven new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bring the total number of cases to 15. Eight of those cases have already been laboratory confirmed. Of the seven new cases, two are in a community in the Southern Health region, the other five are all in Winnipeg. The two… Read More »

Budget blocked for 4th day as NDP tries to stop government from introducing new laws

By | March 17, 2020

The Opposition New Democrats are running out the clock as they prevent the Manitoba government from introducing a slew of new bills. For a fourth day, the NDP ground the usual proceedings of question period to a halt — including the provincial budget’s release — by mounting several matters of privilege, which are complaints about various matters. The party says it is planning to… Read More »

How to prepare for isolation due to COVID-19

By | March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG — Isolation and self-isolation have become important tools to help prevent the spread of disease since COVID-19 was named a pandemic. Canadians who are returning from travel abroad are being asked to self-isolate for at least 14 days even if they have no symptoms. Canadians who have contracted COVID-19, or who are awaiting a test result for… Read More »

Local grocer says a price hike on Lysol Wipes was unintentional

By | March 17, 2020

WINNIPEG — A local grocer is apologizing to Winnipeggers saying there was an unintentional pricing error after the price on Lysol disinfectant wipes nearly doubled amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Angry customers flooded Cantor’s Quality Meats & Groceries’ Facebook account after someone shared a picture on Facebook of Lysol wipes that were originally priced at $5.99. The picture… Read More »