Baby to receive stem cell transplant from mom after no mixed-ethnicity match found

A Winnipeg mother is preparing to be the stem cell donor for her baby with a rare immune disease in hopes of saving his life, after a closer match to his mixed ethnicity couldn't be found."There's still definitely a chance for...

Canadian military leaves Shamattawa First Nation after providing COVID-19 support

The military has left Shamattawa First Nation nearly three weeks after they were called in to help the northern Manitoba community get control of its COVID-19 cases.The military arrived in full force Dec. 13 to help Shamattawa set up and run its isolation centre,...

Military personnel prepare to spend Christmas in remote communities fighting COVID-19

Armed with ration packs, personal protective equipment and tents, members of the Canadian Armed Forces are preparing to spend Christmas deployed in isolated and remote northern communities."If you'd asked me a couple years ago, I would not have in my wildest dreams imagined...

Shamattawa First Nation in Manitoba receives more military support for COVID-19 battle

More help from the Canadian Armed Forces has arrived in Shamattawa following a desperate plea from the First Nation's chief.The northern Manitoba fly-in community has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, with about 25 per cent of people living on reserve...

Test positivity rate among Manitoba’s First Nations hits 25%, with 829 COVID-19 cases in past week

The number of COVID-19 cases among First Nations people in Manitoba continues to skyrocket, with 829 new cases recorded in the past week alone.The five-day test positive rate among First Nations people was at 25 per cent Friday, the Manitoba...

‘I don’t want us to lose anybody’: Shamattawa grandfather fears for family after testing positive for COVID-19

A grandfather in a northern Manitoba First Nation fears he'll soon lose someone he loves after he, his son, his daughter, his son-in-law and his two young grandchildren all tested positive for COVID-19."I don't want us to lose anybody here,"...

Winnipeg boy under 10 dies from COVID-19, province’s youngest death linked to illness

A Winnipeg boy under the age of 10 has died from COVID-19, becoming the youngest person in Manitoba to lose their life to the illness.The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus continued its steady climb on Saturday, reaching a record...

Anatomy of an ICU: Why it’s so hard for Manitoba to add ICU beds for the sickest COVID-19 patients

In the first seven months of the pandemic, the number of Manitoba patients infected with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care units never crept into the double digits. For weeks at a time, not a single patient with the illness caused by the novel...

Manitoba’s ‘amazing’ new pandemic restrictions will take time to show effect: Dr. Theresa Tam

Restrictions like the sweeping new set of pandemic control measures that took effect in Manitoba on Friday are a step in the right direction, says Canada's chief public health officer, but it will take some time before it's clear how...

How these 3 Manitoba First Nations are working together to fight COVID-19, keep spirits up this Halloween

Chiefs of some of the First Nations in Manitoba that were among the earliest to see cases of COVID-19 say collaboration is key in the face of rising cases, as the communities implement stricter measures to curb spread and seek safe...
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