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Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice over potential COVID-19 exposure – Winnipeg

Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice over potential COVID-19 exposure - Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled Saturday’s practice, citing concerns over potential exposure to COVID-19. In a brief morning media release, the Jets say “the decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19. There is no further information at this time.” In the …

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Coronavirus: Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre vaccination clinic opening Jan. 4 – Winnipeg

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The Manitoba government says the RBC Convention Centre is almost ready to be the super centre for COVID-19 vaccinations. Starting Jan. 4, 2021, the clinic will move to the convention centre. There were no immunization clinics held Dec. 24 to 26, leaving a total of 2,177 immunizations that have …

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Highway crash delays shipment of Manitoba-made hospital beds to B.C.

A photo showing the hospital beds after the crashed semi was overturned.

A Canadian company that’s helping produce emergency response hospital beds says a truck carrying some of its products crashed in B.C.’s Southern Interior this week. The accident along the Trans-Canada Highway happened on Monday night, near Sorrento, with the semi landing on its side in the ditch. No one …

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Marshmallow shortage hits Winnipeg amid latest coronavirus buying spree – Winnipeg

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If you’re looking for marshmallows in Winnipeg, get in line. With most Winnipeggers abiding by public health orders and stuck at home for the holidays, it appears many of us have come up with the same idea to pass the time — baking — and that’s left marshmallows in …

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Manitoba tweaks COVID-19 immunization criteria to fill appointments – Winnipeg

Manitoba tweaks COVID-19 immunization criteria to fill appointments - Winnipeg

The province of Manitoba is making small changes to its criteria for which front-line health-care workers can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 900 appointments available this week, around 300 still remain open for the taking. Read more: 900 more Manitoba health-care workers to be immunized; 10 deaths and …

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Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission ‘fortunate’ to receive federal housing funding – Winnipeg

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One of Winnipeg’s leading support services for people experiencing homelessness just got a little more jingle in its pocket. Siloam Mission is one of several community groups that will receive a piece of a $12.5-million pie from the federal government, following a joint announcement between the feds, province, and …

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Health Sciences Centre staff stretched thin, coping with stress, uncertainty as pandemic rages – Winnipeg

Staff at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre report a difficult and anxiety-filled transition over the last few months as they’ve faced new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the workload at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC), where staff report a difficult and anxiety-filled transition into the unknown. And yet, 10 months after being thrust into the largest health crisis in a generation, those health-care workers have found an uneasy rhythm amongst the …

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VIA Rail opens route from Winnipeg to Vancouver amid coronavirus – Winnipeg

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Winnipeggers can once again take a train to Vancouver amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement posted to its website, VIA Rail says it is reopening train travel between Winnipeg and Vancouver starting Friday. Read more: 447 cases, 14 new deaths as Manitoba moves into new coronavirus public …

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Holiday air travel: the stats and the advice against it – Winnipeg

Holiday air travel: the stats and the advice against it - Winnipeg

Airport check-ins look much different now when arriving at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Masks, temperature checks and questionnaires on COVID-19 symptoms are required when navigating through the terminal. The airline and travel industry have taken a major hit this year with domestic and international flyers. “It’s really …

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Steinbach-area church fined $5,000 for not following COVID-19 health orders – Winnipeg

Steinbach-area church fined $5,000 for not following COVID-19 health orders - Winnipeg

A church in the rural municipality of Hanover, Man., is going to be digging into its coffers after a fine was levied against it for disobeying public health orders. The Church of God Restoration south of Steinbach was slapped with a $5,000 ticket by RCMP, the most allowable under …

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