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Employment rises for 3rd month in a row in Manitoba, new labour stats say

By | August 7, 2020

Employment rose in Manitoba for the third consecutive month in July, say new labour force statistics released Friday. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. about the new labour force survey. Employment in Manitoba increased by more than 12,000, a two per cent increase, while the unemployment rate fell by 1.9 percentage points… Read More »

Manitoba’s employment numbers up for 3rd month in a row, but some industries still struggling

By | August 7, 2020

Employment rose in Manitoba for the third consecutive month in July, according to federal labour force statistics released Friday. The province saw employment increase by more than 12,000 jobs from June to July — a two per cent rise — while the unemployment rate in this province fell 1.9 percentage points to 8.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent labour… Read More »

4 more employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19: union

By | August 7, 2020

There are four more workers at the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man., who have COVID-19, the union that represents workers says. A total of eight workers have now tested positive at the pork processing facility in southwestern Manitoba in recent days, a memo to workers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said Thursday.… Read More »

10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19

By | August 7, 2020

Maple Leaf Foods says 10 workers at its pork processing plant in Brandon, Man., have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The company updated the total number of cases in a statement issued Friday afternoon, but said there is no evidence of spread within the plant. “All cases have been investigated and [determined] to be acquired in the community,” the statement… Read More »

For the Winnipeg Jets, the strangest season ever ends with a Kubrick-worthy anticlimax

By | August 7, 2020

There’s a pivotal scene in the film version of The Shining where Dick Hallorann — the psychic chef character played by Scatman Crothers — rolls up to the snowy Overlook Hotel. Hallorann’s arrival is built up carefully as a hero’s entrance in third act of the 1980 movie. But as soon as he steps inside the hotel lobby, he’s ambushed… Read More »

Manitoba processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders urge

By | August 7, 2020

Union leaders who witnessed a devastating COVID-19 outbreak at meat-packing facilities in Alberta are calling on a Brandon, Man., plant to shut down before its four cases of the novel coronavirus become many more. There’s no time to waste, said Alexander Shevalier, president of the Calgary and District Labour Council. He’s speaking from experience: In Alberta, 900 plus employees at a Cargill meat-packing plant… Read More »

Older students in Winnipeg’s St. James-Assiniboia School Division will get masks when they go back to school

By | August 7, 2020

Students in grades 6 to 12 at all schools within Winnipeg’s St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be encouraged to wear reusable masks in class when they go back to school in September. The division says two reusable masks will be made available for each middle school and high school student who wants them. Parents are welcome to send their kids… Read More »

Manitoba processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say

By | August 7, 2020

Union leaders who witnessed a devastating COVID-19 outbreak at meat-packing facilities in Alberta are calling on a Brandon, Man., plant to shut down before its eight cases of the novel coronavirus become many more. There’s no time to waste, said Alexander Shevalier, president of the Calgary and District Labour Council. He’s speaking from experience: In Alberta, 900-plus employees at a Cargill meat-packing plant tested positive… Read More »

NDP pans government pitch to axe nursery school grant, cap on some parent fees

By | August 6, 2020

The Manitoba NDP is rallying against proposed changes to early childhood education that may strip funding from child-care centres and eliminate a cap on some parent fees. The Official Opposition is calling on the government to back off from the proposal, which it is seeking public feedback on. The government is thinking of axing the enhanced nursery grant — a… Read More »