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Internal document suggests Manitoba government wants to sell off leased provincial park cottage land: NDP

By | October 28, 2020

An internal document obtained by the Manitoba NDP suggests that the Progressive Conservative government wants to sell off leased cottage lots in provincial parks, the Opposition party says. The briefing note for the minister of conservation and climate, obtained through a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act request, refers to efforts to develop a new parks business… Read More »

Manitoba workers cannot face discipline for taking paid sick leave during pandemic: new bill

By | October 28, 2020

A new rule prohibiting Manitoba employers from reprimanding employees who request a leave of absence due to COVID-19 became law on Wednesday. The bill was sped through the Manitoba Legislature two days after it was introduced. The governing Progressive Conservatives wanted to pass the legislation on Monday, but it was held up by the Manitoba Liberals, who felt the bill should… Read More »

More Manitoba workers eligible for paid sick leave during pandemic: new bill

By | October 28, 2020

More Manitoba workers who need paid sick leave will get it, thanks to new legislation that became law on Wednesday.  The amended bill was sped through the Manitoba Legislature two days after it was introduced. The governing Progressive Conservatives wanted to pass the legislation on Monday, but it was held up by the Manitoba Liberals, who felt the bill… Read More »

MLAs spar, tensions soar over COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba care homes

By | October 28, 2020

Tensions over the safety of residents at personal care homes grappling with COVID-19 turned into a heated debate at the Manitoba Legislature on Wednesday.  During question period, the Opposition New Democrats repeatedly accused the government of letting down seniors, while the Progressive Conservatives said their critics were sowing unnecessary fear as their government confronts the outbreaks head-on. NDP Leader Wab Kinew responded Wednesday to a CBC… Read More »

Winnipeg woman concerned about COVID-19 exposure after mother infected in Victoria Hospital outbreak

By | October 28, 2020

The daughter of a woman who tested positive after a COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria General Hospital is concerned that Winnipeg’s hospitals are ill-prepared to protect staff and patients from the virus.  Lilian Bonin’s 89-year-old mother, Christine, was admitted to the Victoria about 10 days ago for an infection. Last Wednesday, Bonin was told there was a COVID-19 outbreak in her mother’s hospital ward… Read More »

Collège Louis-Riel sending students home after 4 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Winnipeg school

By | October 28, 2020

Winnipeg’s Collège Louis-Riel is sending all of its students home for at least a week after four cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the school.  Students at the St. Boniface-area school will be sent home for remote learning until Friday, Nov. 6, and will be able to return on Nov. 9, says a letter sent home to parents by… Read More »

Pimicikamak Cree Nation under lockdown after 11 positive COVID-19 tests

By | October 28, 2020

Pimicikamak Cree Nation is under lockdown as a team of nurses works to track down additional cases of COVID-19. The First Nation also known as Cross Lake, located about 530 km north of Winnipeg, was moved to the critical red level on Manitoba’s pandemic response system after multiple people tested positive, the province announced Tuesday. Cases are linked to a funeral attended by someone who… Read More »

Pimicikamak under lockdown after 11 positive COVID-19 tests

By | October 28, 2020

A northern Manitoba First Nation is under lockdown as a team of nurses works to track down additional cases of COVID-19. Pimicikamak, also known as Cross Lake Cree Nation, located about 530 km north of Winnipeg, was moved to the critical red level on Manitoba’s pandemic response system after multiple people tested positive, the province announced Tuesday. Cases are linked to a funeral attended… Read More »

Manitoba Hydro testing all workers at Keeyask dam for COVID-19 after 1 tests positive, 2nd presumed positive

By | October 28, 2020

Manitoba Hydro will test its entire workforce at the Keeyask Hydroelectric Project in northern Manitoba for COVID-19, a spokesperson said Wednesday, after the utility confirmed an employee tested positive earlier this week. Hydro has already started testing the roughly 760 workers at the site “out of an abundance of caution,” spokesperson Bruce Owen in an email on Wednesday. All incoming… Read More »