Manitoba now holds Canada’s highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate

Canada has a new COVID-19 hotspot, as Manitoba has overtaken Alberta as the province with the highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita. As of Sunday, Manitoba has a seven-day average daily infection rate... Read more »

Public Health Agency refusing to disclose uncensored documents on Winnipeg virus lab

As the Public Health Agency of Canada refuses to release uncensored internal documents, a Conservative MP says he wants to know how far Canada’s collaboration with China on Level-4 pathogens went — and why two federal... Read more »

Salons, gyms among many businesses closing Sunday for Manitoba’s 3-week lockdown

Restaurants, bars and patios in Manitoba will once again have to close to in-person dining as of Sunday, while many other businesses will have to shut down entirely for three weeks, as... Read more »

2 Manitobans infected with rare swine flu variants

Two human cases of influenza variants normally found in pigs have been detected in Manitoba. The cases — two different strains — were found in early April in two unrelated individuals in different communities in... Read more »

Manitoba teachers will be able to get vaccine in U.S., premier says, but union says it shows there was no plan

Manitoba teachers and other school employees will be able to get vaccinated in the U.S., Premier Brian Pallister says. An agreement announced last week that allows Manitoba truck drivers who regularly cross the... Read more »

Manitoba teachers will be able to get vaccinated in North Dakota, premier says

Manitoba teachers and other school employees will be able to get vaccinated in the U.S., Premier Brian Pallister says. “The way this will work is the person will go to the border,... Read more »

New mom urges Manitobans to take COVID-19 seriously after baby born 6 weeks premature

Baby Keith Forbes made an early arrival late last month, which his 25-year-old mother describes as the scariest thing that’s ever happened to her. Alexa Forbes’s water broke in the middle of a... Read more »

Manitoba reports 1st variant death as more infectious coronavirus strains become more prevalent

Roughly one in every four COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg is now caused by a more contagious coronavirus variant, Manitoba’s chief public health officer said on Thursday, as the province reported its first... Read more »

Winnipeg lab that confirmed Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case now working on vaccines, tracing virus in wastewater

Since it confirmed Canada’s first case of COVID-19, the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has received $2 billion in COVID-19 funding from the federal government. It’s spending some of that money on... Read more »

This Winnipeg lab confirmed Canada’s 1st case of COVID-19. Then it set to work helping manage the crisis

Since it confirmed Canada’s first case of COVID-19, the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has received $2 billion in COVID-19 funding from the federal government. It’s spending some of that money on... Read more »