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Manitoba should provide safe place to sleep for infants from poorer families, children’s advocate says

By | March 13, 2020

Manitoba’s children’s advocate wants the province to ensure every infant can sleep on a safe surface to try to eradicate unexpected deaths of children in their sleep. Daphne Penrose says one in four of those deaths occur when a child does not have a safe place to sleep, such as a crib. Penrose, who released a new report on… Read More »

Manitoba should provide safe place to sleep for infants from poorer families, advocate says

By | March 13, 2020

Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth wants the province to ensure every infant can sleep on a safe surface to try to eradicate unexpected deaths of children in their sleep. Daphne Penrose says one in four of those deaths occurred when a child didn’t have a safe place to sleep, such as a crib, according to their investigation of 145 unexpected sleep-related deaths… Read More »

Stock up on information, not toilet paper, says Manitoba’s chief public health officer

By | March 13, 2020

As stores across Winnipeg are being cleaned out of toilet paper amid a coronavirus pandemic, Manitoba’s top doctor says gathering facts — not buying supplies in bulk — is what will help slow the spread of COVID-19.  “I’m certainly empathetic. Fear is a natural response to things like this. I really encourage Manitobans to get credible information,” Dr. Brent Roussin,… Read More »

Winnipeg man wanted in connection with Elgin Avenue homicide

By | March 13, 2020

Winnipeg police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man wanted in connection with an Elgin Avenue homicide. Police found an unconscious man with significant injuries in a multi-family building near the corner of Elgin Avenue and Isabel Street early Tuesday morning, just after midnight. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. In a news release Friday morning, police… Read More »

2 more COVID-19 screening sites open in Winnipeg as Manitoba tries to ‘flatten the curve’ of new cases

By | March 13, 2020

Manitoba has opened two additional COVID-19 screening centres in Winnipeg for patients exhibiting symptoms of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, doubling the total number of sites to four. At noon Friday, the Mount Carmel Clinic on Main Street and Access Transcona on Regent Avenue W. began screening people suffering from respiratory symptoms. Provincial health officials announced the new screening… Read More »

Part of Trans-Canada Highway closed from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie due to weather

By | March 13, 2020

Westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway are closed between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie Friday morning due to blowing snow and poor winter driving conditions.  It was completely closed earlier but eastbound lanes were reopened as of 8:12 a.m., a provincial traffic bulletin said.  CBC meteorologist John Sauder says Friday’s weather “will remind us that winter is not quite over yet,”… Read More »

Manitoba health officials say COVID-19 total remains at 15

By | March 12, 2020

The total number of COVID-19 cases remains at 15 in Manitoba, chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Wednesday, adding that 14 of the new cases are related to travel, with the 15th still under investigation. Roussin used Wednesday’s morning briefing about coronavirus in Manitoba to emphasize that people must continue practicing social distancing. “This is going to be… Read More »