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Manitoba has received ‘a fraction’ of protective equipment order from feds as province’s supplies dwindle

By | April 8, 2020

As health-care workers risk running out of some of the supplies needed to protect them against COVID-19, one of Manitoba’s top health officials says the province is still waiting on a massive order of equipment from the federal government to be negotiated. “From the federal government … we had ordered millions of supplies. We were the first one to… Read More »

Staffer at downtown Winnipeg nursing home tests positive for COVID-19

By | April 8, 2020

A staff member at a downtown Winnipeg nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19 and joins a growing list of cases inside long-term personal care facilities managed by Ontario-based Revera Inc. The company confirmed late Wednesday it received confirmation a day earlier that an employee at the Parkview Place long term care facility on Edmonton Street, in the Central… Read More »

Ice jams cause flooding south of Selkirk, as province prepares to activate Red River Floodway

By | April 8, 2020

The Manitoba government is preparing to activate the Red River Floodway as soon as Thursday evening.  The announcement Wednesday comes as the province issues a high water warning for the Red River from Emerson to the Red River Floodway inlet, just south of Winnipeg. The government said the river is close to spilling its banks in most of… Read More »

Manitoba announces $5M for COVID-19 research, including clinical drug trials

By | April 8, 2020

The province introduced a new $5-million research fund Wednesday, some of which will support clinical trials for drugs that may be possible treatments for COVID-19. More than $3.5 million will be put toward clinical and applied research, including $700,000 for a COVID-19 clinical trial, Health Minister Cameron Friesen said.  Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, an assistant professor and clinician-scientist at the University of Manitoba… Read More »

Pallister says province will hit pocketbooks of ‘selfish’ Manitobans who don’t follow public-health rules

By | April 8, 2020

Manitobans soon could be fined for breaking public health orders, Premier Brian Pallister says. Pallister is calling back the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for an emergency session on April 15 to respond to the pandemic, including discussing measures to make sure people follow public health orders, he said at a news conference Wednesday. Those measures could include targeting Manitobans’ pocketbooks if they gather in large… Read More »

20 health-care workers test positive for COVID-19, while number of active cases in Manitoba drops

By | April 8, 2020

Eighteen health-care workers in the Winnipeg health region and two in Manitoba’s Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority have tested positive for COVID-19, public health officials said Wednesday. Of the 18 in Winnipeg, 10 are health-care workers from the Health Sciences Centre who were exposed to an outbreak that was announced at Tuesday’s news conference, confirmed Lanette Siragusa, Shared Health’s chief nursing officer. Four… Read More »

Premier to give update on pandemic response

By | April 8, 2020

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister will give an update on COVID-19 measures in the province at a news conference at 11 a.m. On Monday, Pallister said steps aimed at compelling Manitobans to follow public health orders intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 were “on the radar.” He said he would elaborate on that statement later this week. As of… Read More »