Hospitalized with COVID-19, once-hesitant Manitoba Mennonite woman urges others to get vaccines

Katharina Giesbrecht didn't plan to get vaccinated. It took a terrifying brush with COVID-19 to convince the once-hesitant Mennonite woman to change her mind and book her jab."I was very against the vaccine for the longest time," she said. "I said, 'You know what, let's just...

Death bed denials, pandemic ‘hoax’ accusations common in southern Manitoba hospital patients, doctor says

A southern Manitoba hospital physician says staff are exhausted by a recent crush of admissions, but they're also up against something else that's draining energy and morale.Staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre are routinely hearing from sick and unvaccinated patients...

Manitoba premier promises vaccine incentives and tighter restrictions due to COVID-19 caseloads

Manitobans will face tighter restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to climb, Premier Brian Pallister said Thursday morning."Case counts spiked after Thanksgiving. Case counts spiked after Easter and spring break. We can't have the same thing happen after the May long weekend," he said....

Tighter restrictions coming to Manitoba for May long weekend as COVID-19 cases keep surging

Manitobans will face tighter restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to climb, Premier Brian Pallister announced Thursday morning."Case counts spiked after Thanksgiving. Case counts spiked after Easter and spring break. We can't have the same thing happen after the May long weekend," he...

Tighter restrictions coming to Manitoba as COVID-19 cases keep surging

Manitobans will face tighter restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to climb, Premier Brian Pallister announced Thursday morning."Case counts spiked after Thanksgiving. Case counts spiked after Easter and spring break. We can't have the same thing happen after the May long weekend," he...

Pallister to give COVID-19 update Thursday morning as Manitoba ICUs strain under pressure

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is set to give an update on COVID-19 on Thursday as the province struggles with a lack of intensive care unit capacity that has forced the transfer of some patients to Thunder Bay, Ont. CBC Manitoba...

Manitoba now holds Canada’s highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate

Canada has a new COVID-19 hotspot, as Manitoba has overtaken Alberta as the province with the highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita.As of Sunday, Manitoba has a seven-day average daily infection rate of 33.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, according to...

Public Health Agency refusing to disclose uncensored documents on Winnipeg virus lab

As the Public Health Agency of Canada refuses to release uncensored internal documents, a Conservative MP says he wants to know how far Canada's collaboration with China on Level-4 pathogens went — and why two federal scientists were let go by the National Microbiology...

Salons, gyms among many businesses closing Sunday for Manitoba’s 3-week lockdown

Restaurants, bars and patios in Manitoba will once again have to close to in-person dining as of Sunday, while many other businesses will have to shut down entirely for three weeks, as the province works to slow its rising third wave...

2 Manitobans infected with rare swine flu variants

Two human cases of influenza variants normally found in pigs have been detected in Manitoba. The cases — two different strains — were found in early April in two unrelated individuals in different communities in southern Manitoba, said Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public...
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