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Police watchdog finds no evidence officers inappropriately touched female last summer in Steinbach

By | April 7, 2020

Manitoba’s police watchdog says it has found no evidence to support an allegation RCMP officers inappropriately touched a female arrestee in Steinbach last summer. The Independent Investigation Unit said Tuesday its probe into the allegation made by a female, whose age wasn’t disclosed, has finished. Mounties notified the watchdog last June about the incident, which happened at a Steinbach school on… Read More »

Manitoba suspends student loan repayments until the end of September

By | April 7, 2020

Manitoba students are getting an extension on paying back student aid loans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the province says. The Manitoba government announced in a news release Tuesday it is suspending repayments for six months to reduce the financial burden on post-secondary students. “While people, businesses and organizations across our province co-operate to try to flatten the curve on… Read More »

Concerned about distancing at playgrounds, Bridgwater residents tape off city play structures

By | April 7, 2020

Residents of one Winnipeg neighbourhood have wrapped playground equipment in big strips of yellow caution tape, concerned that signs put up by the city might not be enough to keep children off the play structures. Andrea Chow, who monitors the social media pages for the Bridgwater Trails Neighbourhood Association, says she started to see a trend on Facebook and Instagram… Read More »

Tracking COVID-19: How Manitoba’s latest data compares to the rest of Canada

By | April 7, 2020

Less than four weeks after Manitoba confirmed its first cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, the province has 217 known cases and three deaths. Data on the disease’s trajectory within the province is being updated daily, as public health officials work to understand and contain its spread. On Tuesday, officials announced 13 new cases and Manitoba’s… Read More »

‘Not at our peak right now’: Manitobans likely to contend with COVID-19 until vaccine arrives, says top doctor

By | April 7, 2020

Manitoba’s top doctor has a blunt assessment of the future of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the province — but encourages Manitobans not to give up. At the daily public update on Tuesday, Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief  public health officer, said Manitobans should be prepared to deal with the pandemic in one shape or another for the foreseeable… Read More »

Manitoba domestic violence shelters see drop in demand amid social distancing, but problem ‘hasn’t stopped’

By | April 7, 2020

Manitoba domestic violence shelters are receiving less calls for a safe space to stay since the first case of coronavirus emerged in the province. But front-line workers say the issue isn’t going away, in spite of social distancing measures. The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters is seeing the trend across the province in a sector that is more accustomed… Read More »

Manitoba looking for temporary low-acuity hospital sites during pandemic

By | April 7, 2020

The province is seeking places that could possibly act as alternative low-acuity care facilities for hospitals, in case the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba becomes more severe. The province is searching for a maximum of eight facilities: four in Winnipeg and two each in Brandon and Thompson, according to a request for proposal issued on Friday. The facilities in Winnipeg and Brandon must be able to… Read More »