Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll jumps 66 in most recent weekly update

Manitoba’s official COVID-19 death count jumped by 66 in the most recent weekly epidemiological report. In the latest report covering the period from May 8 to 14, provincial health officials reported a total of... Read more »

Some Winnipeg patients sick enough for hospital admission waiting days for in-patient bed

Some patients deemed sick enough to be admitted to Winnipeg hospitals are waiting days in emergency wards for a bed in an in-patient ward. This admissions bottleneck, which doctors attribute to widespread staff shortages... Read more »

Pandemic increased mental health support requests for Manitoba teens, advocates say

More young people are reaching out for help to deal with depression and anxiety because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on schools, according to mental health advocates in Winnipeg. In the... Read more »

Manitoba reports 11 health-care facility outbreaks, another 28 COVID-19 deaths

There are 11 new COVID-19 outbreaks in health-care facilities and a slight increase in the number of hospital admissions in the most recent weekly report on the pandemic in Manitoba. There were 196... Read more »

Person died after being taken to closed ER, Manitoba’s latest critical incident report says

A person in Manitoba died after they were turned away from an emergency department that was closed, the province says in a new report. That individual had been escorted to the health-care facility. After learning... Read more »

Doctors Manitoba files freedom of information request to get province’s backlog data

Doctors Manitoba has filed a freedom of information request to get data about surgical and diagnostic backlogs from the province. Provincial health officials have not yet shared any additional data to help with refining... Read more »

COVID infections driving up Winnipeg emergency wait times, WRHA CEO says

A rise in COVID-19 infections in Winnipeg is driving up wait times for hospital emergency and urgent care departments, says the head of Winnipeg Health Region — contradicting government claims infected patients... Read more »

Manitoba urges organ tissue donation but moves slow on presumed consent

Three years after saying it planned to study Nova Scotia’s presumed consent for organ and tissue donation, Manitoba is still watching. Instead, the province is relying on urgent public appeals — and lighting up... Read more »

Pandemic, violent crimes and overdoses drive up demand for autopsies in Manitoba

Demand for autopsies in Manitoba has risen 20 per cent over the past two years as a combined result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a spike in violent crime and rising numbers of... Read more »

Fired for refusing to disclose COVID vax status, Manitoba man sues pharmaceutical giant Bayer

A Manitoba man is suing pharmaceutical giant Bayer, claiming he was fired for refusing to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The lawsuit alleges the man’s employment was terminated in January “without just... Read more »