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38 people, 1 death, linked to COVID-19 outbreak at second Winnipeg hospital

38 people, 1 death, linked to COVID-19 outbreak at second Winnipeg hospital

An COVID-19 outbreak at a second Winnipeg hospital has grown to 38 patients and has claimed the life of another person. The outbreak at Victoria General Hospital has been linked to two units, the 5N and 5S family medicine units. READ MORE: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital While first announced last Thursday it has now grown to involve 19 patients and 19 staff, according to the hospital’s website. Late Tuesday night, St. Boniface Hospital confirmed one of the patients connected to the Victoria outbreak died after being transferred to St. Boniface. According to the Victoria Hospital’s […]

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Kapyong Barracks plans to be revealed

Kapyong Barracks plans to be revealed

It’s been nearly two decades in the making, but the plans for a disputed stretch of land in Winnipeg will finally be revealed Thursday. The plans for the development of the Kapyong Barracks will be released at 10 a.m. and will call for a mixed-use village with residential, recreational and commercial aspects to it. The development of the lands has been a complex 17-year process that began when the federal government decommissioned the site and moved the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry to Shilo, Man. Read more: Kapyong Barracks developers ask for public input ahead of final […]

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City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

The City of Winnipeg has launched a new, redesigned website it says will be easier to navigate on both mobile devices and home computers. The city’s new website and a redesigned 311 self-service website went live Tuesday morning. Read more: Winnipeg working on new approach to manage, protect city’s tree canopy — ‘We need a plan’ “The launch of the redesigned homepage and 311 self-service website will help modernize the City’s online interactions with residents and businesses,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said in a city release. “Analytics were used to identify the most used parts of the City website […]

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Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Some of the City of Winnipeg’s Open Streets active transportation routes are coming to the end of their roads after the long weekend. The 10 roadways were closed to vehicular traffic in the spring in an effort to encourage physical distancing and give Winnipeggers a safe way to get out of the house during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Winnipeg to keep sports fields closed, expand cycling routes during coronavirus This week the city said six of the 10 routes will be reopened to vehicular traffic after Monday. 1:19 Cycling advocate, some city councillors support active transportation extension Cycling […]

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Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

The province of Manitoba has released its overall vision for Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway, which is going to see some major upgrades over at least the next two decades. “We’ve set out to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems. This study will serve as our blueprint for the next 20 to 30 years,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler during Thursday’s announcement. “Our goal is to make the South Perimeter safer and easier to travel for the more than 30,000 vehicles that drive on the South Perimeter – for that matter the Perimeter Highway – every day.” […]

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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Winnipeg’s Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is handing out $50,000 to help local businesses get back on their feet after suffering financial losses due to the pandemic. The BIZ says up to 50 businesses will receive $1,000 each to be used for advertising, promotion, signage, rent, repairs, mortgage payments or other business expenses. “We know downtown businesses have struggled through the pandemic and continue to struggle as many people still work from home,” Kate Fenske, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO said in a press release. Read more: Winnipeg businesses learning on the fly how to operate during a pandemic “The hope is […]

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