Manitoba to build outdoor shelters for personal care home visits

The Manitoba government plans to build outdoor, all-season shelters at personal care homes to allow residents to safely visit their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province also will allow limited indoor... Read more »

Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate

Newly-released access to information documents reveal details about a shipment of deadly pathogens last year from Canada’s National Microbiology Lab to China — confirming for the first time who sent them, what exactly... Read more »

Mother mystified by Winnipeg toddler’s ‘terrifying’ condition after coming down with COVID-19

Doctors are investigating the case of a Winnipeg toddler with symptoms suggesting a rare, inflammatory illness potentially linked to COVID-19, the girl’s mother says. And the child is fighting to recover, even after... Read more »

Why Winnipeg ought to be the pandemic envy of North America

Winnipeggers are used to looking around the world and wondering, on occasion, why they choose to live here. Winters bring biting cold. Every other spring has flood potential. Summers involve an amusing parade of... Read more »

Hand sanitizers packaged in beverage containers create alcohol poisoning risk: experts

Sherif Mohsen doesn’t consider himself to be the complaining type, but he knew he had to speak up after coming close to drinking 70 per cent alcohol hand sanitizer thinking it was... Read more »

Babies developed blisters, swelling after touching disinfected shopping carts, Manitoba moms say

Three Manitoba mothers are warning other parents about letting their children near shopping carts that have been sanitized with disinfecting chemicals, after they say their babies developed blisters, rashes and swelling from touching carts at a... Read more »

COVID-19 not very infectious 8 days after symptoms occur, Winnipeg study suggests

COVID-19 appears to be infectious only for the first eight days after patients experience symptoms, Winnipeg researchers conclude in a study that, if confirmed by further work, could have implications for the way... Read more »

National strategy needed to address grieving process ‘distorted’ by pandemic, coalition says

Tasha Jory, 37, struggles with what she calls “suspended grief” over her father’s death.  Dale Hunter, who lived on a southwestern Manitoba farm near Belmont, died suddenly at home from a heart attack... Read more »

Head of National Microbiology Lab resigns, takes bio-research job in U.K.

The head of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has suddenly resigned to work with a bio-research institute in the United Kingdom. Dr. Matthew Gilmour is leaving to work for the Quadram Institute Bioscience, and will... Read more »

Antibody tests could shine light on ‘stealth virus’ that causes COVID-19, including early cases, experts say

A newly approved blood test could answer a question on many Manitobans’ minds — was that knock-down, drag-out flu they recently had actually COVID-19? It probably wasn’t, scientists say. But it’s not clear... Read more »