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16-year-old girl shot by Winnipeg police dies in hospital

By | April 9, 2020

A 16-year-old girl shot on Wednesday afternoon by Winnipeg police later died in hospital, police say. Police officers gave the girl first aid near the intersection of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue before she was taken to hospital in critical condition. She died in hospital, police said in a news release Thursday. Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray spoke to the media Wednesday after… Read More »

People ignoring COVID-19 public health orders could face fines of $486 effective immediately

By | April 9, 2020

Effective immediately, breaching Manitoba public health orders can bring fines of $486 for individuals and $2,542 for businesses, the provincial government says. The Manitoba Justice Department and the City of Winnipeg are creating new enforcement rules and units to make sure people are following public health orders in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Premier Brian Pallister announced at… Read More »

Canada Goose to produce 100,000 gowns for Manitoba health-care workers

By | April 9, 2020

Canada Goose says it is ramping up its production of personal protective equipment to help health-care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to produce at least 60,000 hospital gowns per week. The move steps up its commitment from March 25, when the company announced it would use its manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg and Toronto to make scrubs and gowns,… Read More »

Post-secondary students facing bleak job market say they’re left out of COVID-19 relief

By | April 9, 2020

Alex Squire was one of the lucky ones. She was set to graduate from university this spring with a job in her dream field nearly lined up.  And then a pandemic strangled the economy.   “With the uncertainty now, it’s pretty much vanished,” said the University of Manitoba architecture student. She’s holding out hope — maybe her position with a new architectural firm… Read More »

Physical distancing appears to be working in Manitoba … prepare to keep at it until the leaves turn

By | April 9, 2020

Four weeks after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, there are positive signs in Manitoba about the highly infectious disease. It looks like physical distancing measures intended to slow the spread of the virus are having their desired effect in this province, at least at this very moment. The evidence comes from a number of places.… Read More »

Winnipeg company going all-out to build instant isolation rooms across North America

By | April 9, 2020

In an economic landscape of “closed” signs and empty parking lots, Winnipeg’s Price Industries is working in overdrive — and what they are producing is likely saving lives. The company is supplying a product that helps create a safe space for patients in places like hotel rooms, easing the pressure on health facilities across North America struggling to stay ahead of the COVID-19 health… Read More »

Manitoba youth aging out of CFS care to continue receiving support during pandemic

By | April 8, 2020

The Manitoba government is extending its supports to all young adults who would be aging out of the child welfare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province announced Wednesday. Youth in care who turn 18 between March 20 and Sept. 30 will continue to receive support from the province, including financial support if they choose to move out… Read More »

Winnipeg police close down Lagimodiere south of Fermor for serious incident

By | April 8, 2020

A busy Winnipeg intersection has closed down after what police are describing as “a serious incident” Wednesday evening.  Several police cars were on Lagimodiere south of Fermor Wednesday evening, and police advised people to avoid the area in a statement released just before 7 p.m. An SUV and a police car appear to have been involved in a collision, and the… Read More »

Police shooting sends 1 to hospital, closes down busy Winnipeg intersection

By | April 8, 2020

One person was sent to hospital Wednesday night after being shot by Winnipeg police in an incident that closed down a normally busy city intersection. Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray provided few details about the police shooting near the intersection of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue but confirmed one suspect was sent to hospital and several others have been… Read More »