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Naming ceremony for Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit centre shines light on culture, history, reconciliation

By | October 28, 2020

An Indigenous naming ceremony for a Winnipeg building designed to shed light on the history, languages and art of the Inuit people began, fittingly, with the lighting of a traditional Inuit soapstone seal-oil lamp, called a qulliq. The ceremony, held virtually Wednesday morning by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, revealed two Indigenous names the gallery will now carry going forward. The Inuit Art… Read More »

Hearing will determine participants for inquest into shooting death of Long Plain First Nation man

By | October 28, 2020

A standing hearing has been scheduled to determine who can participate in upcoming inquest into the death of Long Plain First Nation man who was shot by police in the community last year.  Ben Richard was shot on April 2, 2019, after officers responded to a report that he was firing a gun in his residence.  When officers… Read More »

43 Winnipeg surgeries cancelled as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge: chief nursing officer

By | October 28, 2020

Dozens of surgical procedures have been cancelled as capacity at Manitoba’s health-care facilities is stretched by rapidly rising COVID-19 numbers, Shared Health’s chief nursing officer says. At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Lanette Siragusa said 43 surgeries have recently been cancelled. Some of those cancellations are because health-care workers are at home self-isolating, while others are due to changes made to protect staff,… Read More »

Manitoba hits hospitalization record, 3rd-highest daily COVID-19 tally

By | October 28, 2020

Health officials continue to see large numbers of COVID-19 cases linked to gatherings as a record number of hospitalizations puts further strain on Manitoba’s health system, public health officials said Wednesday. Three more people with COVID-19, including a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, have died in Manitoba, while 170 more people have tested positive for the… Read More »

Manitoba health officials to update COVID-19 situation after record-breaking day

By | October 28, 2020

A day after Manitoba set new records for daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and amid growing outbreaks at two hospitals that have so far led to at least four deaths, the province’s top public health officials will address the latest on the pandemic. Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer with… Read More »