Conservative Senate leader Don Plett took brief personal trip to Mexico in December

The Conservative leader in the Senate took a personal trip to Mexico shortly after Christmas. A spokesperson for Sen. Don Plett says the senator travelled to Mexico on Dec. 28. … Read More

COVID-19 testing site set up as supplement in Red River College parking lot

Dr. Gerald Brennan wants to help. That’s why he, along with medical colleagues from The Minor Illness & Injury Clinic on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg, dons and doffs personal protective … Read More

Twist of fate: Prairie provinces become COVID-19 hot spot in pandemic’s second wave

The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19‘s second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially the hardest hit. … Read More

‘This is an unfolding nightmare’: Shamattawa First Nation COVID-19 outbreak worsens

An isolated northern Manitoba Indigenous community’s COVID-19 outbreak is so dire it needs military support immediately, its chief said. “We need the military’s medical expertise, we need their temporary field … Read More

Fact check: Can COVID-19 tests be tricked by the influenza virus and other questions answered

Misinformation about the flu and COVID-19 have been around since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but now that flu season is upon us, it’s time to fact check … Read More

Lonely, Manitoba? New lockdown means no socializing outside household

Manitoba, are you lonely? Eighteen-year-old Winnipeg student Julie Stevenson is. She — like 1.36 million other Manitobans — now faces the tightest COVID-19 restrictions the province has seen yet while … Read More

‘This is not the heart of Steinbach’: Mayor rails against out-of-town anti-mask rally organizers

An anti-mask rally in Steinbach that drew hundreds Saturday doesn’t represent the southeastern Manitoba city, its mayor said. He thinks many of the attendees came from out of town. “The … Read More

Winnipeg retailers adapt ahead of second shutdown; COVID-19 cases rise to record levels

Beverly Kinahan saw Manitoba’s latest lockdown coming as novel coronavirus case numbers rose. Her business on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg — October Boutique — is one of many that will … Read More

Manitoba grocery clerk solves mystery of how to open produce bags amid coronavirus

A grocery store worker in Manitoba has answered a question thousands of us have been apparently asking ourselves since COVID-19 arrived in March, drastically changing how we shop for groceries. … Read More

Advocate says second COVID-19 wave has inmates locked down in ‘atrocious’ conditions as 5 test positive

The head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies says the rising COVID-19 case count bodes ill for prison inmates, many of whom remain under partial lockdown without adequate … Read More

5 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 as case counts spike across Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada says five inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta. It says contact tracing is underway and testing is being offered at … Read More

Coronavirus: All of Manitoba moving to Level Red Thursday, tough restrictions to be implemented

The entire province of Manitoba will move into Level Red or critical on Thursday with renewed restrictions aimed at curbing the surging coronavirus second wave. There will be no social … Read More

Coronavirus: All of Manitoba moving into Level Red Thursday, tough new restrictions to be implemented

This story will be updated as the press conference begins and continues on. The entire province of Manitoba will move into Level Red or critical on Thursday. There will be … Read More

Manitoba health minister addresses media after Maples long-term care deaths

Manitoba’s health minister spoke to the press Sunday morning after at least 22 people died of COVID-19 at Maples Personal Care Home since public health officials declared a novel coronavirus … Read More

Investigation to launch into Maples long-term care deaths: Manitoba health minister

Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said an investigation into the deaths at Maples Personal Care Home is set to begin. The minister spoke to the press Sunday morning after at … Read More

Manitoba health minister to address media after Maples long-term care deaths

Manitoba’s health minister will speak to the press Sunday morning after at least 22 people died of COVID-19 at Maples Personal Care Home since public health officials declared a novel … Read More

Worker at Blumenort, Man. poultry plant dies of COVID-19: union

A second employee of Manitoba’s largest poultry plant has died after contracting COVID-19, the union that represents most workers at the Exceldor Co-Operative plant in Blumenort said Sunday, after the … Read More

Northern Manitoba braces for increased COVID-19 restrictions while cases rise

While Manitoba’s north is set to come under increased restrictions meant to combat rising COVID-19 case numbers Monday, the mayor of The Pas says heightened rules are necessary to quell … Read More

Winnipeg school divisions prepare for increased COVID-19 restrictions amid spike in cases

Winnipeg school divisions are preparing for heightened COVID-19 restrictions slated to start Monday while novel coronavirus cases continue to spike in Manitoba’s capital. Schools in Manitoba’s north will also see … Read More

42 new cases of COVID-19 involving First Nations people in Manitoba

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba infected with COVID-19 is the highest its ever been — which the team tasked with responding to cases in Indigenous communities calls … Read More

Coronavirus: Parkview Place, Manitoba’s deadliest care home outbreak, in ‘staffing crisis’

There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths, and 89 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus at the Parkview Place personal care home in downtown Winnipeg — the deadliest outbreak … Read More

Coronavirus: Third death in Winnipeg care home outbreak since Sept. 22

More needs to be done to help long-term care home operators and to protect their vulnerable, elderly residents in Manitoba amid recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Winnipeg care homes, the non-profit … Read More

Metro Winnipeg area moving to level Orange restrictions Monday; masks to be mandatory

Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer says Winnipeg, along with municipalities around the city, will move to a level Orange restriction on Monday, meaning masks will be mandatory in all public … Read More

Canadians dealing with ‘COVID fatigue’ as pandemic drags on, says psychologist

The rising number of coronavirus cases in Manitoba and other parts of the country could be due to what one psychologist describes as “COVID fatigue.” Dr. Michael Wohl, a former … Read More

3 more employees at Brandon Maple Leaf hog plant test positive for COVID-19

Three more employees at the sprawling Maple Leaf hog processing plant in Brandon tested positive for the novel coronavirus and now the workers’ union is calling for the plant to … Read More

N95 masks unsafe to use after 2nd sterilization: Winnipeg hospital study

A new study out of Winnipeg suggests that after an N95 mask is worn and sterilized more than once, it starts to fail safety tests. Earlier this year. researchers at … Read More

Manitoba records 18 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Public health officials identified 18 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Sunday morning, the province announced on Twitter. The latest spike is the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases since April … Read More

Anti-mask movement ‘not based in reality’, health expert says after Winnipeg protest

About two dozen people gathered in front of the Manitoba legislature to protest mask use and potential mask mandates amid the COVID-19 pandemic before marching down Broadway Sunday, but a … Read More

Coronavirus: Manitoba businesses, services set to open Monday amid provincial reopening plan

Manitoba is set to reopen as the province’s COVID-19 numbers slowly dwindle and the infection curve remains flat. More than a dozen different types of businesses and services are allowed … Read More

‘One for the history books:’ Horse racing back but without crowds at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs

A horse track in Manitoba has had some significant moments in its more than 60 years of racing, but animals charging around the oval loop before empty stands will be … Read More

Coronavirus: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba sees increased calls

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba has seen increased, sustained calls to its helpline since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, its spokeswoman said. “One-in-five Canadians do experience problems with substance … Read More

Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 29, 2020 3:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A viral video featuring Canada’s favourite pastime — hockey — … Read More

Can a malaria drug combat coronavirus? Researchers want to find out

A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba are part of a collaborative effort by universities across three provinces to test a malaria drug’s efficiency in combating COVID-19. “Our … Read More

Coronavirus: Manitoba asks for emergency federal fund; says PST won’t be reduced

Premier Brian Pallister says the province has little choice but to use the rainy day fund during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and he expects it will be depleted. “Let’s talk … Read More

Coronavirus: 36 Canadian Mennonite University students, 8 staff trapped in Guatemala

Thirty-six students and eight staff members from Winnipeg’s Canadian Mennonite University are stranded in Guatemala. The South American nation closed its borders to travellers over the weekend, trapping the students … Read More

Coronavirus: Manitoba public health officials provide update on COVID-19

Manitoba‘s public health officials will give an update on COVID-19 in the province and the government’s fight to curb the pandemic’s spread at 11 a.m. Sunday. As of late afternoon … Read More

Coronavirus: Winnipeg couple stranded in Ecuador amid COVID-19 pandemic plea for federal help

A Winnipeg couple stranded in an airport hotel in Ecuador is desperately awaiting help from the federal government to flee the central American nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ecuador imposed … Read More

Winnipeg Transit buses out of service amid potential COVID-19 exposure: Union

A number of Winnipeg Transit buses at the Fort Rouge transit garage are blocked off with caution tape over the doors. The buses are sequestered due to concerns over COVID-19 … Read More

Winnipeg Transit takes buses out of service after driver has flu-like symptoms

A number of Winnipeg Transit buses at the Fort Rouge transit garage were blocked off with caution tape over the doors Thursday morning. The buses were sequestered due to concerns … Read More

Winnipeg city council to vote on budget Friday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Winnipeg city council will not defer its proposed multi-year budget amid the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the city, despite calls from some politicians, groups opposed to cuts in the budget and … Read More