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Clamping down: Manitoba’s top doc and the impending Winnipeg decision

By | September 25, 2020

From a vantage point in Brandon, Dauphin or Neepawa, Winnipeggers may look like people in denial. When COVID-19 cases spiked across southwestern Manitoba, the province elevated the entire Prairie Mountain health region to orange on the pandemic response system.  Over the space of a weekend in August, people across the Westman region learned to put on masks in public… Read More »

Status still in limbo, but curling centre scores $15M from Manitoba government

By | September 25, 2020

The Manitoba government has committed $15 million toward building the International Curling Centre of Excellence, which could also include a museum devoted to Manitoba music. The province issued a formal request for information on Sept. 16 to find private partners to make the proposed international-calibre facility a reality. The province will inform the board overseeing the centre about the results of the RFI… Read More »

Manitoba researchers look at using robots to help people with dementia

By | September 24, 2020

Manitoba researchers are exploring whether robots can make life easier for patients with dementia and their caregivers.   The project will use telepresence robots to enable two-way communication for the caregiver and the person they are caring for when the caregiver is out-of-home. A telepresence robot uses a video-camera, screen, speakers, and/or microphones to connect the person/people interacting with… Read More »

Pain of losing loved ones in accident compounded by autopsy delays, say Manitoba families

By | September 24, 2020

Three Manitoba families already dealing with the pain of losing a loved one in a horrific train crash say the nine-day wait they endured before they could hold funerals, as a result of delayed autopsies, was nearly unbearable. “You’re shocked when you hear of what happened, and then you’re left clueless as to what happened,” said Joevine Beaulieu, whose nephew, Phil… Read More »

Manitoba NDP calls for audit, alleges possible conflict of interest in data network deal

By | September 24, 2020

The Official Opposition wants Manitoba’s auditor general to investigate the commercial branch of Manitoba Hydro, and specifically whether provincial officials interfered in the awarding of a data networking contract to Bell MTS.  The Manitoba NDP allege there is “clear evidence” that the Progessive Conservative government intervened in the awarding of a Manitoba data network contract. “The premier’s officials appear to be mired… Read More »

Manitoba judge dismisses parent’s claim for exemption from school mask requirement

By | September 24, 2020

A Manitoba judge has dismissed a parent’s request for a court injunction exempting her children from being forced to wear masks at school. She wrote to the principal of her children’s school, in the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine, on Sept. 7, and cited a number of reasons for her request, “Including mental, dental, medical and personal choice, and noted that a doctor’s… Read More »

Winnipeg’s Nuit Blanche rescheduling events, installations over coming month due to COVID-19 concerns

By | September 24, 2020

Manitoba·New This year’s Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg — an annual event that typically draws thousands of people to the city’s downtown — will be changed from a one-night event to multiple activities through the next month due to concerns over COVID-19.  Social Sharing Annual free art event was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 CBC News · Posted: Sep 24, 2020 5:27… Read More »

Winnipeg Police Board hears allegations of racial profiling, checkstops

By | September 24, 2020

In measured but passionate tones, leaders from a community coalition calling for increased police accountability laid out accusations Thursday of racial profiling by the Winnipeg Police Service, random checkstops and carding of members from visual minority communities. The allegations from the Police Accountability Coalition came during a meeting of the Winnipeg Police Board on Thursday, and were accompanied by demands for more civilian oversight of the… Read More »

Manitoba investigated 24 reports of sexual harassment within civil service last year: new stats

By | September 24, 2020

Manitoba received 417 complaints of bullying, harassment and other forms of misconduct — including 25 reports of sexual harassment — from within the civil service in the past fiscal year. The province investigated 291 complaints and found 288 of them to be substantiated, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced on Thursday. The numbers are from the province’s annual… Read More »

Manitoba police watchdog investigating after man treated for possible broken rib following arrest

By | September 24, 2020

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after a man who was arrested Monday following a police chase suffered a broken wrist and a possible broken rib. Police pulled a driver over in the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Kennedy Street on Monday around 11 p.m. The person fled in his vehicle, according to a Thursday news release from the Independent Investigation Unit… Read More »