Suspect in custody after shooting incident involving ‘several victims’ in Nova Scotia

By | April 19, 2020

HALIFAX — The RCMP say a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting incident involving several victims in Portapique, N.S. is now in custody. Police confirmed the man’s arrest on Twitter at 11:40 a.m. Sunday. Police have not released any details about the arrest. Gabriel Wortman, suspect in active shooter investigation, is now in custody. More information will… Read More »

RCMP search for active shooter in Portapique, N.S.; may be driving RCMP vehicle, wearing uniform

By | April 19, 2020

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia RCMP are currently searching for an active shooter in the area of Portapique, Nova Scotia. Police say Gabriel Wortman, 51, is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a white man, bald, between 6’2” and 6’3” with green eyes. RCMP say Wortman was last seen travelling southbound on Highway 102 from Brookfield area,… Read More »

Going in blind: How a man and his guide dog navigate the pandemic weeks after being hit by a car

By | April 19, 2020

Navigating the city is presenting a whole new set of challenges for Tracy Garbutt, and the pandemic is only a part of it. Garbutt is blind and typically can move freely around the city alongside his guide dog, Marion, but that changed after they were hit by a vehicle last month. Now Marion is staying a little closer to home… Read More »

‘Profound sense of loss’ as Winnipeg Folk Fest’s legendary love, laughter (and yes, music) put on hold

By | April 19, 2020

When I was a kid, my dad once told me, “Leonard, we’re going to Edmonton.” I asked, “Why?” “Because we’re going to the Edmonton Folk Festival.”  I couldn’t believe it. I was absolutely dumbfounded!   I couldn’t believe there could possibly be another folk festival in another city, where they all got together and did the same thing. The… Read More »

Though few are aware, newcomers in Manitoba without health coverage can access COVID-19 testing, treatment

By | April 19, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Winnipeg’s Joseph Park anxiously sought information on how his South Korean parents-in-law, who are not yet permanent residents and don’t have health coverage, would fare if they contracted the virus.  “If they go to see a doctor … or whatever, they have to pay their medical expenses from their own pocket,” Park said,… Read More »

Chief nursing officer Lanette Siragusa delivers hard COVID-19 news with a dose of optimism

By | April 19, 2020

Not much rattles Lanette Siragusa. Her 25 years in nursing have cemented a character and composure that makes it a breeze to face TV cameras and address Manitobans every day on the impact of COVID-19. “Nobody goes into health care to be in front of the TV all the time, or on the radio all the time, so it wasn’t anywhere… Read More »