Sick Indigenous elder accused of being drunk at Winnipeg hospital, family says

An Indigenous elder's family is calling for two staff members at a Winnipeg hospital to be fired after the 72-year-old woman, suffering from sepsis, was accused of being drunk."They assumed she was consumed with alcohol," Sheila North said about her mom, Sadie North,...

Gathering sizes to drop lower than ever in Winnipeg as province tightens pandemic restrictions

Gathering size limits will drop to a maximum of five people in the Winnipeg area starting Monday, the province says — the lowest the province has gone so far in its effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.The new restrictions...

Daughter desperate to get dad out of Parkview Place care home feels her father is ‘sitting duck’ for COVID-19

Ginette Sabourin is working to get her dad out of the Winnipeg long-term care home that has become ground zero for the largest COVID-19 outbreak at a care home in the province. "It's scary," said Sabourin, whose 69-year-old father moved into Parkview Place...

‘Heart-wrenching’: Bureaucracy keeping dying Winnipeg man and his brother apart

A man fighting layers of red tape to visit his dying brother says a new federal application process for compassionate visits has been anything but compassionate.The clock is ticking for Dean McDonald. He has terminal cancer and has a medically assisted death scheduled in Winnipeg on Oct. 20....

Isolation tents, Red Cross deployed to Manitoba First Nations battling COVID-19

Sunshine Bushie and her three children aren't leaving their home in Little Grand Rapids First Nation.More than 30 people on the Manitoba fly-in reserve have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak has triggered a special response from the federal government....

Young Winnipeggers say they’re trying to stop spread, but some ‘have trouble understanding’ COVID-19 risks

Bars and licensed restaurants in Winnipeg will be closing early this weekend due to new government regulations. The new rules, which came into effect earlier this week, are in part aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 among young adults between...

‘All hands on deck’ after 19 people contract COVID-19 on Little Grand Rapids First Nation: grand chief

Nineteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 on Little Grand Rapids First Nation, the community's leadership said on Sunday night."After receiving confirmation of positive cases within our community, we quickly responded and have moved into our next phase of pandemic...

Surge in health-care worker COVID-19 cases causing burnout, nurses union says

Nearly two-thirds of Manitoba health-care workers who contracted COVID-19 did so in the past two months, data from the province suggests, and unions representing front-line staff say that's contributing to burnout.In a seven-week period in August and September, 61 health-care workers tested...