‘Stick with us,’ health minister urges, as number of empty nursing positions passes 1,300 in Winnipeg

The number of vacant nursing positions in Winnipeg has exceeded 1,300 for eight months and counting. The years-long nursing shortage has gotten worse as the pandemic has dragged on, barring some monthly fluctuations, according... Read more »

Manitoba youth must be immunized or tested to play indoor sports as COVID-19 spreads rapidly in under-20s

Manitoba is introducing several new pandemic measures focused on youth sports, hospital capacity and some unvaccinated churchgoers, as the province works to get a handle on rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Manitoba youth must be immunized or tested to play indoor sports as COVID-19 spreads rapidly in those under 20

Manitoba is introducing several new pandemic measures aimed at kids in sports, hospital capacity and some unvaccinated churchgoers as the province works to get a handle on rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Surgeries postponed, youth sports limited to vaccinated players due to rising COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba

Manitoba is introducing several new pandemic measures aimed at kids in sports, hospital capacity and some unvaccinated churchgoers as the province works to get a handle on rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.... Read more »

Sick of waiting as Manitoba surgery backlog grows, some seek costly procedures out of province — or country

Manitoba’s growing backlog of surgeries and diagnostic procedures have driven some patients to seek options in other provinces, or even other countries, sometimes paying tens of thousands of dollars to do it. ... Read more »

Manitoba expands 3rd-dose eligibility to all First Nations people living on reserve

The eligibility for third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is being expanded to include First Nations people living on reserve in Manitoba, health officials announced Monday. The third dose should be given... Read more »

Unvaccinated Manitobans working with vulnerable face choice of COVID-19 test or discipline

Get tested or face the consequences — that’s the new choice facing potentially thousands of Manitobans who work with vulnerable populations but have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Public health officials hope the inconvenience of... Read more »

Saskatchewan looking to send COVID-19 patients to Manitoba as ICUs overwhelmed

REGINA — Saskatchewan is exploring the possibility of sending COVID-19 patients to Manitoba, a day after it announced plans to send those sick with the virus to Ontario. Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman... Read more »

This Manitoba community has a vaccination rate of 24% against COVID-19. Here’s why

Outsiders depict his rural Manitoba community as one divided over COVID-19 vaccines, but that isn’t how Willie Penner sees it. Within the company he keeps, Penner, who is unvaccinated, doesn’t hear any... Read more »

Manitoba offers 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised people

Manitoba will begin offering third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised people and to individuals who may choose to receive a third dose for travel purposes. Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of... Read more »