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Strange days: A look at Winnipeg as it copes with COVID-19

By | March 18, 2020

As March rolled through its second week and temperatures climbed, the main topics of conversation in Winnipeg were whether patio season was around the corner and how bad the flooding might be. There were no known cases of COVID-19 in the entire province, and the chances of contracting the illness here were still being labelled as “low risk” by health officials.… Read More »

Province announces 2 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing total to 17

By | March 18, 2020

Manitoba public health officials say two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the province, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed and presumptive cases to 17. The additional presumptive cases announced late Wednesday afternoon involve: Case 16: A woman in her 50s from Winnipeg. Case 17: A man in his 70s from Winnipeg. Public health investigations are underway,… Read More »

140-plus delegations queue at city hall for chance to speak about Winnipeg budget

By | March 18, 2020

Despite public health officials discouraging gatherings and encouraging social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the list of delegations wishing to speak about the city budget runs 14 pages and should keep city hall busy through a long day. Some with an emotional message in a time of anxiety. They came to speak against cuts to arts funding, shorter library hours,… Read More »

Winnipeg police identify homicide victim in Monday shooting

By | March 18, 2020

Winnipeg police have identified the victim of a Monday afternoon shooting on College Avenue. Vincent Scott Ross, 24, was found suffering from a gunshot wound around 3 p.m. at a multi-unit house in the William Whyte neighbourhood. Ross was taken to hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen… Read More »

City hall weddings, meter readings called off as city, Manitoba Hydro postpone non-essential services

By | March 18, 2020

The City of Winnipeg is temporarily suspending non-essential services and in-home appointments as public health officials recommend people practice social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. The cancellations cover a wide range of services, from city hall weddings, which are suspended until further notice, to animal services crews, who will now only respond to calls for emergencies… Read More »

16 Manitoba coronavirus cases believed travel-related, health officials still investigating 17th

By | March 18, 2020

The total number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Manitoba has climbed to 17, public health officials announced late Wednesday afternoon, with 16 of the cases believed to be related to travel and one still under investigation. While people might be alarmed because the number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly doubled Tuesday — from 8 to 15 — spikes are expected,… Read More »

14 Manitoba coronavirus cases believed travel-related, health officials still investigating 15th

By | March 18, 2020

The total number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases remains at 15 in Manitoba, chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Wednesday morning, with 14 of the new cases believed to be related to travel and the 15th still under investigation. While people might be alarmed because the number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly doubled Tuesday, spikes… Read More »

First Nations leaders urge additional measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in northern Manitoba

By | March 18, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus on northern Manitoba First Nations will depend on how the government responds to any cases detected in those communities, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee said at a news conference Wednesday morning. Settee, alongside chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Dr. Barry Lavallee, the medical advisor for MKO health entity Keewatinohk… Read More »