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82-year-old airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg after T-bone collision on Highway 1

By | August 6, 2020

Westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Austin, Man., have reopened, after a vehicle collision that sent a senior citizen to hospital forced them to shut down. STARS air ambulance was dispatched to Austin, located nearly 130 kilometres west of Winnipeg, to transport an 82-year-old man to hospital, a STARS spokesperson said. The man was in serious condition after… Read More »

Man airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg after T-bone collision on Highway 1 Thursday

By | August 6, 2020

Westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Austin, Man., have reopened, after a vehicle collision that sent a senior citizen to hospital forced them to shut down. STARS air ambulance was dispatched to Austin, located nearly 130 kilometres west of Winnipeg, to transport man in his early 80s to hospital, a STARS spokesperson said. The man was in serious… Read More »

Police ID 29-year-old man as Winnipeg’s 26th homicide victim of 2020

By | August 6, 2020

The Winnipeg Police Service has identified Winnipeg’s 26th homicide victim of 2020. Owen Russell Smith, 29, was found with a fatal gunshot wound on Selkirk Avenue, near Salter Street, by police Tuesday morning. Paramedics rushed Smith to hospital in critical condition, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival, police say. Members of the homicide unit are still investigating, and… Read More »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveil Grey Cup championship rings celebrating 2019 win

By | August 6, 2020

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled their 2019 Grey Cup championship rings on Thursday night. Made by Canadian jeweller Baron Championship Rings, the diamond-studded two-toned ring celebrates Winnipeg’s 33-12 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last November. The distinctive Blue Bombers “W” made of diamonds and custom blue enamel sits atop the ring. The outer edge of the face is… Read More »

Demolition begins for new housing project at Winnipeg’s Misericordia Health Centre

By | August 6, 2020

The sounds of demolition echoed through Winnipeg’s West Broadway area Thursday morning, as work began to make way for a new seniors’ assisted living centre. The development will replace the Misericordia Education and Resource Centre, at the corner of Sherbrook Street and Wolseley Avenue. It’s expected to take about two years to complete, according to Caroline DeKeyster, the president and… Read More »

No perjury charge for Winnipeg officer who tried to cover up police assault, despite watchdog’s recommendation

By | August 6, 2020

A Winnipeg officer who a civil court found assaulted a woman and her family in 2014, then tried to cover it up, should be charged with perjury, says Manitoba’s police watchdog — but prosecutors aren’t pursuing the case because they’re not sure he would be criminally convicted. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU), which looks into all… Read More »

Steinbach woman says family dealing with uncertainty, stigma after positive COVID-19 tests

By | August 6, 2020

After Sherissa Plett and her mom got sick last week and decided to get tested for COVID-19, they were both surprised to get positive results.  Even more surprising, though, was that her two sisters also tested positive — though at that point, neither had any symptoms of the illness caused by the new coronavirus. “I know a lot… Read More »

Manitoba announces second highest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since pandemic started

By | August 6, 2020

There are 30 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Thursday — the second-highest single-day jump since the start of the pandemic — including 18 connected to a cluster in Brandon. The new cases were announced as more workers at a Brandon pork-processing facility tested positive for the novel coronavirus, prompting the union representing workers at the plant to… Read More »

Fort Gibraltar staff saddened after pair of tourists broke quarantine rules, said they’d lie next time

By | August 6, 2020

Staff at a Winnipeg tourist destination are disappointed after a pair of out-of-province tourists were refused entry for violating quarantine rules, and then said they’d lie to avoid being turned away again. “The initial reaction was surprise: surprise that anyone would disregard people’s health that easily and surprise that people wouldn’t take these rules strictly,” said Nicolas Audette, marketing… Read More »

Health minister, chief public health officer to give COVID-19 update

By | August 6, 2020

Manitoba’s twice-weekly COVID-19 briefing returns Thursday afternoon. It comes as more workers at a Brandon pork processing facility tested positive for the new coronavirus and the provincial government faces calls to disclose more specific information about where new cases occur. It also comes after it was revealed a health-care volunteer tested positive for the virus on July 23 and has… Read More »