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Manitoba MLA ‘saddened’ but undeterred by racist graffiti on bus bench with her image

By | August 10, 2020

A Progressive Conservative member of the legislative assembly is denouncing an act of racism after a bus bench with her image in her riding was defaced with the N-word. MLA Audrey Gordon (Southdale) said the racist slur that was scrawled across her forehead in the ad doesn’t represent the views of residents living near Cottonwood Road and Autumnwood Drive,… Read More »

Winnipeg Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19

By | August 10, 2020

An employee at a Winnipeg Walmart has tested positive for COVID-19, the company says. The staff member at Walmart Winnipeg North Supercentre on McPhillips Street was last at work on Aug. 2, a Walmart spokesperson said in an email. Other workers who were identified as being in close, prolonged contact with the individual have been directed to self-isolate, said spokesperson… Read More »

The mid-July mirage: The premature pandemic holiday ends in Manitoba

By | August 10, 2020

Less than a month ago, Manitobans could look at the pandemic situation pretty much anywhere else on the planet and feel fairly smug. This province went weeks without a positive COVID-19 case in early July. The active caseload went down to a single patient. It felt like the worldwide plague had passed right over Manitoba, like so many corporate head offices,… Read More »

Gaps in inter-provincial contact tracing increase COVID-19 risks while flying: critics

By | August 10, 2020

Public health officials aren’t doing enough to reach out to people from different provinces who may have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights, often stopping contact tracing at their doorstep, an epidemiologist warns. “Canada has a system of contact tracing on the ground, but as soon as it’s wheels up and they start pushing a little beverage cart… Read More »

Gaps in interprovincial contact tracing increase COVID-19 risks while flying: critics

By | August 10, 2020

Public health officials aren’t doing enough to reach out to people from different provinces who may have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights, often stopping contact tracing at their doorstep, an epidemiologist warns. “Canada has a system of contact tracing on the ground, but as soon as it’s wheels up and they start pushing a little beverage cart… Read More »

Substitute shortage a concern as Manitoba schools prepare for September return of students

By | August 10, 2020

Melissa Ballard says as the province sorts out what the return to school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic will look like, substitute teachers like her have been forgotten. “The people who got forgotten from the beginning were the substitute teachers. That was particularly stressful. Now it seems we are still an afterthought,” said the Brandon music educator. Ballard, 30, has… Read More »

Winnipeg woman was just 1 km away from Beirut explosion when it happened

By | August 10, 2020

A Winnipeg woman who is currently living in Beirut, Lebanon, was just a kilometre away from the port when a massive chemical explosion there sent a destructive shockwave across the city last week. Stephanie Dyck, who is a disaster response co-ordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee, was in a grocery store buying ingredients to make a friend a birthday cake… Read More »