Manitoba RCMP investigate possible policy breach at National Microbiology Lab

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.Police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada, RCMP confirmed.READ MORE: This ‘lucky mistake’ from a Winnipeg lab is saving people from Ebola...

Arlen Dumas takes leave as Grand Chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

A Manitoba Indigenous leader is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sending unwanted messages to a woman.Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says he did not pursue an intimate relationship with the woman...

‘There’s too many secrets’: Sagkeeng resident calls for health centre audit to be made public

Members of a Manitoba First Nation are demanding an internal audit done on the community’s health centre be made public.Employees at the Sagkeeng Health Centre received more than $1.3 million in questionable payouts – including thousands in cash advances and...

Sagkeeng health centre director accused of questionable spending faced similar audit in 1990s

The man at the centre of an 800-page First Nations health centre audit that alleged more than $1.3 million in questionable spending has been in a similar position before.Global News has confirmed Ken Courchene, who was the former health director...

University of Manitoba students union calling for ban of student-faculty relationships

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) is calling on the university to prohibit sexual relationships between students and staff, where there’s a direct power imbalance.This comes after further allegations against faculty at the university.In September, the university’s president David Barnard...

Two people taken to hospital after Winnipeg house fire

Two people were taken to hospital after a house fire in Winnipeg Monday evening.The blaze in the 100 block of McLaughlin Avenue in Silver Heights broke out around 6:30.Both victims are in listed in stable condition.When fire crews arrived on...

House fire on McLaughlin Ave

Fire broke out in a house at 114 McLaughlin Avenue this evening.  When The Fire Department arrived at the Silver Heights home, flames were shooting out a top floor window. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguished the flames.  Neighbours say...

DNA tests reveal 10 half-siblings across western Canada: ‘I always wanted a sister’

When Janice Carlson-McLeod, 63, was growing up, she never knew what it was like to have siblings.“It sort of hasn’t sunk in with me yet. It’s something that’s so foreign to me, never having siblings that it’s hard to grasp,”...

Crews battle blaze on Selkirk Avenue

Fire crews battled a blaze in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue between Parr and McKenzie Street Tuesday night.No injuries were reported in the fire, which started just after 7:45 p.m. Crews treated it as a defensive fire and also...