Canadians belt out Hip song ‘Bobcaygeon’ in support of town grappling with COVID-19 outbreak

A nation has come together through music in support of Bobcaygeon, a small Ontario town battling a COVID-19 outbreak at a local nursing home that has claimed the lives of nearly two dozen residents.“Bobcaygeon has such great residents here that...

Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba officials say it’s too early on the curve to compare with other provinces

Manitoba’s chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Sunday that it was too early to compare how soon Manitoba will be able to “flatten the curve” compared to other provinces like Ontario and Quebec since it’s at an earlier...

Manitoba mom sews handmade face masks amid coronavirus pandemic

The demand for face masks has caused concern among Canadians as shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) rise due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.It’s also led a Manitoba mom and former nurse to try her hand at a new skill...

COVID-19 researcher gains Canadian citizenship through historic virtual ceremony

A University of Manitoba professor who has gained government funding to research solutions to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic was granted Canadian citizenship — without having to leave his home.Dr. Adolf Ng took part in the first-ever virtual...

Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba reports another death and 15 new cases of COVID-19

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba as well as one additional death during Friday’s briefing.The total number of cases in the province is now at 182 and two deaths.Nine...

Dealing with dry hands due to washing

April 3 2020 11:46am Naturopathic doctor Erin Wiebe has tips to treat dry, cracked hands with heightened hand washing and sanitizing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object"...

Brampton fining residents who don’t practise social distancing

April 3 2020 10:34am Brampton mayor Patrick Brown chats with Global News Winnipeg about a new by-law in his city that will see people fined between $500 and $100,000 for not following social distancing rules. ' }); } else {...

Fifteen cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities to date, Canadian minister reports

To date, there have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities, according to Marc Miller.The federal minister of Indigenous services spoke at a press conference on Thursday. He did not specify where in Canada the...

Daycares open during pandemic see low turnout of essential workers’ kids

A number of Winnipeg child care centres — home-based or otherwise — are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic to provide care for the children of workers whose jobs are deemed essential.Despite their willingness to stay open during the crisis,...

Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba clears backlog of COVID-19 tests, completes 1,300 in one day

During a provincial COVID-19 update on Thursday, Manitoba’s chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said that the province had cleared their backlog of tests, completing 1,300 on Wednesday. Roussin added that they have expanded their testing capabilities to include...
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