Coronavirus: Winnipeg travellers home after a week in limbo abroad

Three recent university graduates from Winnipeg are grateful to be home in self-isolation after they were stuck in limbo in Peru for more than a week when the South American nation closed its borders to curb the spread of COVID-19.The...

Crews sequestered 24-7 at Brandon water treatment plant amid COVID-19

The City of Brandon is sequestering a crew of workers at its water treatment plant in an effort to ensure the community has clean drinking water throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.In all, nine municipal water treatment facility operators and maintenance staff...

Brandon University to close campus amid coronavirus pandemic

Brandon University says its campus will be closing down on Friday and staff will work from home as a precautionary measure amid the new coronavirus pandemic.The university has already scrapped in-person delivery of courses and exams, and students living in...

Winnipeg’s Bear Clan feeling COVID-19 stress but still working for community

The coronavirus crisis hasn’t slowed down Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol — it’s just changed the way they do business.James Favel, Bear Clan’s executive director, told 680 CJOB the community organization can’t actively patrol Winnipeg’s inner-city streets due to the pandemic...

Winnipeg doctor, tested more than a week ago, still waiting for coronavirus test results

A Winnipeg doctor says it’s frustrating to wait for the results of her COVID-19 swab — after getting tested more than a week ago.Dr. Kristen Wirth told 680 CJOB she and her husband went to get checked out after returning...

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site coming to Dauphin

Manitoba Public Insurance is closing its service centre in Dauphin so it can be used as a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site.The crown corporation says the service centre will close at the end of the day Thursday. Then it will be...

Pop-up COVID-19 isolation shelter for Winnipeg’s homeless won’t go ahead, organizers say

Plans to create a pop-up isolation shelter for Winnipeg’s homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak have fallen through after organizers say they experienced “significant challenges” in putting the project together.Last week, St. Boniface Street Links (SBSL) announced it had rented...

Coronavirus: Premier Brian Pallister to update Manitobans Thursday

Posted March 26, 2020 12:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Brian Pallister will update Manitobans on the latest COVID-19 measures that are happening in the province.The press conference is...

Bowman to host interactive discussion for kids about COVID-19

Posted March 26, 2020 12:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Winnipeg’s mayor is taking to social media to answer local kids’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic.Brian Bowman says he’ll host...

Mask shortage ‘like sending someone to a forest fire with a water pistol’: nurses union

A limited supply of N95 masks means Manitoba’s frontline healthcare staff aren’t adequately protected during the coronavirus pandemic, says the head of the Manitoba Nurses’ Union.Darlene Jackson told 680 CJOB that nurses aren’t currently able to use the masks —...
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