‘Rolling into quicksand’: Coronavirus outbreak leaves Winnipeg airport virtually empty

By | March 21, 2020

Like airports around the world, the global pandemic is gradually emptying out Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport. As governments called for people to stop non-essential domestic travel, airlines slashed their schedules. “It’s like slow rolling into quicksand,” said Barry Rempel, the CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, the not-for-profit entity that owns and operates the airport. Read more from the… Read More »

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opens in Winnipeg

By | March 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — A drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 has officially opened in Winnipeg on Saturday. The testing facility has been set up at the Manitoba Public Insurance Bison Drive Service Centre. Another drive-thru site opened in Steinbach, Man., on Friday, and there is also one in Selkirk, Man. This brings the total number of community screening sites in… Read More »

Winnipeg-born woman to have 100th birthday celebration, while maintaining physical distance

By | March 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg-born woman is set to celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, and will do so while still maintaining physical distancing protocols mandated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eve Sharples, born on March 23, 1920, was raised in Winnipeg, but after the Second World War moved to Chicago, where she lived up until the start of this… Read More »

Local distilleries switch to making and distributing hand sanitizer during shortage

By | March 21, 2020

In response to a shortage of hand sanitizer, some alcohol distilleries in Winnipeg are making more than just spirits. Patent 5 Distillery on Alexander Avenue has started making hand sanitizer and providing it for free to Winnipeg not-for profits and organizations in need.  “The best way to give back to the community is for us to distribute this… Read More »

CTV News: 20 Questions on COVID-19 with Dr. Abdu Sharkawy

By | March 21, 2020

TORONTO — From examining possible treatments of COVID-19 to dispelling the misconceptions online, CTV News is working to address the concerns of Canadians when it comes to the ongoing pandemic. As part of the commitment, CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme sat down with infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy on Monday to discuss 20… Read More »

Northwest Territories confirm first case of COVID-19, ban inbound travel

By | March 21, 2020

TORONTO — The Northwest Territories’ chief public health officer has confirmed the territory’s first case of COVID-19. The individual’s condition has improved and they are recovering at home, according to a news release issued Saturday. “Our investigation determines the individual traveled to British Columbia and Alberta,” the press release said. “They returned home to Yellowknife and self-isolated as… Read More »