Global athletes group calls for postponement of Tokyo Games

By | March 22, 2020

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. “As the world unites to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, the IOC … must do the same,” Global Athlete said in a news release Sunday. This show of solidarity among Olympic hopefuls adds to… Read More »

Trudeau says Parliament will resume Tuesday to pass emergency measures

By | March 22, 2020

TORONTO — MPs will return to the House of Commons to pass emergency legislation aimed at supporting Canadians and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking from outside Rideau Cottage, where he is in self-isolation, Trudeau said Parliament will resume Tuesday at noon. Its sole focus will be on passing emergency legislation to implement the measures the government… Read More »

Trudeau to provide another briefing to nation as COVID-19 threat escalates

By | March 22, 2020

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be updating Canadians again today on the latest measures being taken to try to protect the country against the steadily escalating COVID-19 threat. Trudeau has been holding daily late morning briefings outside his Ottawa residence where he remains in self-isolation after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tested positive for the novel… Read More »

Coronavirus: Here’s what’s happening on March 22

By | March 22, 2020

The latest: Yukon reports first 2 confirmed cases. Canada won’t send athletes to Tokyo Games, seeks 1-year postponement. PM hopes repatriation of Canadians abroad is ‘a question of days.’ Trump orders mobile hospitals be sent to Washington, California and New York. WHO emergency expert says lockdown not enough to defeat virus. Canada has more than 1,400 cases, with 20 deaths… Read More »

Coronavirus: Here’s what’s happening on Sunday

By | March 22, 2020

The latest: WHO emergency expert says lockdown not enough to defeat virus. Italy reports 800 COVID-19 deaths in one day. Canada has 1,331 cases, with 19 deaths and 16 recovered cases.   Border no longer open for routine, casual traffic between Canada and U.S. Flight bringing Canadians home from Morocco lands in Montreal. Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics. Impact… Read More »

LIVE: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses Canadians about COVID-19

By | March 22, 2020

The latest: WHO emergency expert says lockdown not enough to defeat virus. Italy reports 800 COVID-19 deaths in one day. Canada has 1,331 cases, with 19 deaths and 16 recovered cases.   Border no longer open for routine, casual traffic between Canada and U.S. Flight bringing Canadians home from Morocco lands in Montreal. Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics. Impact… Read More »

Staying indoors? Manitobans offer opportunities to learn, laugh and work out online

By | March 22, 2020

With health officials asking people to maintain a safe social distance of two metres from each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19, schools, businesses, and entertainment venues are shutting down across Manitoba — but that hasn’t stopped some Manitobans from finding creative ways to connect.  Teachers, comedians and small business owners are among those creating online resources to help Manitobans who are staying safe and… Read More »

Manitoba Music launches relief fund for local musicians

By | March 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on communities in the province. Manitobans are being urged to stay inside and practice physical distancing measures to flatten the curve. The measures are taking a toll on the performing arts industry in Manitoba. Musicians in the province are struggling to stay afloat as shows and tour dates… Read More »

13 cases of COVID-19 linked to curling bonspiel attended by doctors from across western Canada

By | March 21, 2020

Thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a curling bonspiel attended by 50 to 60 doctors from across western Canada. The bonspiel took place in Edmonton March 11-14, starting the same day COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer Dr. Shaqib Shahab said 11 of those cases are “front-line health care staff and… Read More »