Manitoba researchers say they may have found a way to safely reuse N95 masks amid COVID-19 crisis

A group of Manitoba researchers say they’ve found a way to safely decontaminate and reuse some types of medical masks that are normally thrown away after each use. The COVID-19 pandemic has... Read more »

Young people have no ‘bulletproof’ protection from COVID-19 — particularly smokers and vapers

If you are young and think you are immune to COVID-19, some doctors would like you to pay attention to the following message:  “While COVID-19 is less likely to cause serious symptoms in... Read more »

H1N1 hit northern Manitoba First Nations hard — some worry COVID-19 will do the same

Just over a decade ago, hundreds of people started to become ill with flu-like symptoms in Manitoba’s Island Lake region. It was 2009, and H1N1 influenza had begun to spread. It would take a... Read more »

Medical experts warn against claims by Winnipeg acupuncturist advertising ‘coronavirus prevention tea’

Medical experts are warning Canadians not to believe the hype after a hidden camera investigation revealed a Winnipeg acupuncturist was selling an herbal tea that he claims can prevent COVID-19.  In an email blast to clients... Read more »

Broken, fragmented health-care system failed daughter who died by suicide, family of Taylor Pryor says

It was on a clear and warm autumn day in 2018 that Taylor Pryor’s life began a spiral toward a tragic end. She collided mid-air with a fellow soccer player — both... Read more »

Manitoba chief medical examiner calls inquests into 2 deaths, including 2018 Taser fatality

Inquests have been called into the deaths of Matthew Fosseneuve, whose Taser-related passing has already prompted a court case between the Manitoba police watchdog and the Winnipeg Police Service, and Patrick Gagnon, who suffered cardiac... Read more »

Emergency warming shelter workers learn how to help vulnerable people in urgent crises

Volunteers and staff at an emergency warming centre are now equipped with new skills to help the most vulnerable people living in Winnipeg. Marie-Christine Bruce volunteers with Just a Warm Sleep, which held a two-day... Read more »

Luke’s legacy: Brandon family hopes to raise awareness about organ donation following son’s death

Aimee Hatcher says her son Luke had a big heart and was the type of kid who would give the shirt off his back to a friend in need. Knowing that, she... Read more »