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Manitobans must now self-isolate for 2 weeks after domestic travel

By | March 23, 2020

Manitobans travelling within Canada must now self-isolate for two weeks when they return home, public health officials say. “I want to make it clear that this is not just a suggestion,” chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said at the Monday morning news briefing about COVID-19 in Manitoba. “We have this in place because the risk… Read More »

Manitobans quickly got the message to go home. Now, prepare to stay there

By | March 23, 2020

In the space of 10 days, Manitobans went from going about their March business as usual — complaining about icy sidewalks, fretting about the Winnipeg Jets’ playoff hopes — to engaging in the most dramatic collective action since the 1997 Flood of the Century, if not the Second World War. The need to slow the transmission of COVID-19 has led people… Read More »

Provincial legislation could dramatically change land planning in Winnipeg and region

By | March 23, 2020

A piece of provincial legislation introduced last week could radically change how the city of Winnipeg and surrounding municipalities plan and oversee zoning, land use and development. Bill 48 — the Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act — would create a capital planning region around the city and include numerous communities just beyond the Perimeter Highway. A municipal board would be allowed… Read More »

Manitoba businesses granted tax filing extensions to cope with COVID-19 impact: province

By | March 22, 2020

Manitoba businesses will get a little leniency when it comes to filing payroll taxes because of the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the province says. “Manitoba businesses are facing a challenging economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and we want to help them out by giving them more time to submit provincial taxes,” Premier Brian Pallister… Read More »

More First Nations lock down borders, declare their own states of emergency to keep COVID-19 out

By | March 22, 2020

More First Nations in Manitoba are locking down entry points to their communities and declaring their own states of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation leadership announced Saturday it is declaring a state of emergency and will patrol entry to the First Nation.  Chief Lance Roulette said staff will be “heavily monitoring” the five main… Read More »

With events cancelled, Quarantined Curling Tour gives players a virtual way to keep game alive

By | March 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of several major curling events, such as the women’s world championship — which would have wrapped up Saturday in Prince George, B.C. — the men’s worlds in Glasgow and two Grand Slam stops. Filling some of the void is the aptly named Quarantined Curling Tour, thrown together by Gerry Geurts, the… Read More »

Group of 43 Canadians stuck in Guatemala remain hopeful for repatriation flight

By | March 22, 2020

A group of 43 Canadian university students and staff members remain in limbo in a gated community in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, waiting to learn when they can come home.  The group of 36 students from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg are from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The group has been in the country… Read More »

Joyce Milgaard, tireless activist mother of wrongfully convicted son, dies

By | March 22, 2020

Joyce Milgaard, who spent decades fighting tirelessly for the exoneration of her wrongfully convicted son, David Milgaard, has died after a lengthy illness, his brother said on Sunday. Milgaard, 89, a mother of four, died in a care home in Winnipeg on Saturday, Chris Milgaard told the Canadian Press from Regina. “My mom didn’t totally like it in… Read More »

Emergency shelter opens Monday in St. Boniface to provide refuge during COVID-19 pandemic

By | March 22, 2020

An emergency shelter in St. Boniface will offer a safe haven for individuals and families without a home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it closed its doors to the public last Monday, the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain has teamed up with St. Boniface Street Links to provide a roof to the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness east of downtown. “Well, it’s a… Read More »