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Another record-breaking day for COVID-19 in Manitoba with 193 new cases, 97 hospitalizations

By | October 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba continued its upward climb with another record-breaking day on Thursday. The province set new records for the number of new cases and people in hospital with the virus, with 193 new cases and 97 hospitalizations announced Thursday. This is the second time in three days the province has set a new record for the… Read More »

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Winnipeg’s Collège Louis-Riel

By | October 29, 2020

Health officials have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Winnipeg’s Collège Louis-Riel — the fourth such declaration at a Manitoba school, but one that marks the first time a school has been closed since September. The St. Boniface-area school now has eight confirmed cases, with the first announced Sept. 22. The outbreak announcement was made in a letter to parents… Read More »

Future ‘looks bright,’ but current business down 75% at Winnipeg convention centre

By | October 29, 2020

The RBC Convention Centre isn’t hosting bustling gatherings numbering in the thousands these days thanks to COVID-19, and though that’s cost the venue big, management sees opportunity on the horizon. “This was projected to be one of our best years on record,” convention centre president and CEO Drew Fisher said Thursday. “We know we’re going to get through this.” The massive meeting… Read More »

After Meth: Former addict Dane Bourget shares his personal path to recovery

By | October 29, 2020

Dane Bourget has been to hell and back.  Meth took him there.  “Very quickly, [meth] took over my life,” Bourget said. “It went from trying it once or twice to being an all day, every day user within a few weeks.”  Dane’s descent into meth addiction and his ascent into recovery is the subject of the new short film After Meth.… Read More »

Tough talk and empty bluster: How Manitoba created conditions for a COVID comeback

By | October 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was barely a month old when Premier Brian Pallister pledged to crack down on Manitobans who failed to observe public health orders. Way back on April 9, the premier promised to enlist police officers, liquor inspectors, conservation officers and other public employees in the task of ensuring anyone selfish enough to ignore pandemic restrictions faced some form… Read More »

Canadian Museum for Human Rights staff told not to mention abortion during some tours: email

By | October 29, 2020

Some staff at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were told not to talk about pregnancy or abortion, in addition to censoring LGBT content, during some tours involving religious schools, according to emails obtained by CBC News. One employee, who booked school group tours, told her manager she got requests “all the time” from Hutterite colony schools and other… Read More »

How these 3 Manitoba First Nations are working together to fight COVID-19, keep spirits up this Halloween

By | October 29, 2020

Chiefs of some of the First Nations in Manitoba that were among the earliest to see cases of COVID-19 say collaboration is key in the face of rising cases, as the communities implement stricter measures to curb spread and seek safe ways to boost spirits. “Jointly, the communities have a good discussion on how we can work together to… Read More »