Manitoba’s ‘amazing’ new pandemic restrictions will take time to show effect: Dr. Theresa Tam

Restrictions like the sweeping new set of pandemic control measures that took effect in Manitoba on Friday are a step in the right direction, says Canada’s chief public health officer, but it... Read more »

Military sent to Opaskwayak Cree Nation after every resident at care home contracts COVID-19

The Canadian Armed Forces have arrived at Opaskwayak Cree Nation, as the northern Manitoba First Nation grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak in the community and at a care home where every resident... Read more »

Woman in her 30s becomes youngest Manitoban to die of COVID-19 as province announces 270 cases

The youngest Manitoban to die of COVID-19 to date is a woman in her 30s among seven deaths announced today. “All of the deaths that we announce are tragic … but especially when we... Read more »

Broad shutdowns coming to Winnipeg after doctors call for action amid record COVID-19 numbers

Health officials are moving forward with a suite of new restrictions in Winnipeg and the surrounding area come Monday following calls for more strict rules from doctors in the province. Manitoba’s Chief Provincial... Read more »

How these 3 Manitoba First Nations are working together to fight COVID-19, keep spirits up this Halloween

Chiefs of some of the First Nations in Manitoba that were among the earliest to see cases of COVID-19 say collaboration is key in the face of rising cases, as the communities implement... Read more »

Seeing red: Why Manitoba is running out of time to impose more restrictions on Winnipeg

If Manitoba is planning to take more drastic measures to control the spread of COVID-19, the window of opportunity is closing faster than a drive-thru window on a blustery night. This is... Read more »

Another record-breaking day for COVID-19 in Manitoba with 193 new cases, 97 hospitalizations

The COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba continued its upward climb with another record-breaking day on Thursday. The province set new records for the number of new cases and people in hospital with the virus,... Read more »

COVID-19 surge pushing Manitoba’s health-care capacity to brink, microbiologist says

Manitoba’s health-care system is at the tipping point of a breakdown if the surge in COVID-19 cases isn’t immediately curtailed, a Winnipeg doctor says. “There’s basically a perfect storm of situations that is making... Read more »

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

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba with COVID-19 spiked by another 42 on Monday, as the epidemiological curve continues to show “an ongoing, concerning trend.” That’s the message sent out Tuesday by... Read more »

Benefits for Winnipeg paramedics, firefighters dealing with trauma and stress well below those in other cities

Winnipeg does not provide adequate mental health support for firefighters and paramedics, say two former emergency responders. Josh Klassen and Jennifer Setlack say as a result, many of the city’s first responders... Read more »