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Winter Blues can be managed, expert says

As shorter days and colder weather start, psychologists are worried that people could be in for what an expert calls a long, dark winter. University of Toronto professor Steve Joordens says anxiety has been the dominant mental health issue of

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New COVID-19 restrictions in effect for Winnipeg today

Starting today, October 19, Winnipeg region (which includes the city of Winnipeg and surrounding rural municipalities in other health region) is under new public health measures, as it deals with spiking COVID-19 infection rates. For the next two weeks, public

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Remote learning could be possible at Winnipeg schools, sources say

Some Winnipeg schools could send hundreds of children into remote learning as early as next week as they can be elevated to Orange — and potentially all the way up to Red under the province’s Pandemic Response System. Sources say

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Canada opens parent/grandparent immigration sponsorship

Beginning Oct 13, 2020, prospective sponsors can fill out an online form to express interest to sponsor their parents or grandparents to immigrate in Canada. After the three-week period that ends Nov. 3, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

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Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial after ‘unexplained illness’

Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is related to the shot. The company explains that such illnesses, accidents and other so-called adverse events are an expected part

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Lakers Win NBA Title

Defeating Miami Heat 106-93, the Los Angeles Lakers win their 17th N-B-A championship all-time in six games of the N-B-A Finals last night. LeBron James was named Finals M-V-P for the fourth time in his career. The Lakers superstar averaged nearly

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Manitobans reminded to be careful this Thanksgiving weekend amid coronavirus

Public health officials in Manitoba put out a few reminders as families gather  for the thanksgiving weekend. For those considering celebrations, limit holiday gatherings to household members. Reduce your number of close contacts and limit the number of gatherings, One

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‘Speak up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ focuses on racism in TV special

Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will air the half-hour anti-racist special “The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special tackles racism for younger viewers and explains how it can be

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City launches food waste pilot project

About 4,000 residents in the neighbourhoods of Daniel McIntyre, Inkster Gardens, Linden Woods, Linden Ridge, Mission Gardens and St. George will take part in a residential food waste collection pilot program of the city of Winnipeg that was launched this

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Public health officials announce new restrictions on Winnipeg bars and restaurants

Starting Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020, restaurants and bars in the Winnipeg area will be under the orange pandemic response level according to Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin. -No sale or service of liquor in licensed premises between

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Amazon set to open in Winnnipeg next year

American e-commerce company Amazon plans to open a new delivery station in Winnipeg. The planned 113,000 square feet warehouse is to be built in the Inkster Industrial Park and will be operational in 2021. The station will receive and sort parcels

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New benefits for Canadians unable to work due to COVID-19 open today

Starting today, October 5th, Canadians still struggling amid effect of COVID-19 can apply for new financial support packages from the federal government. The two programs open for application today include a new caregiver benefit that provides 500-dollars per week for up

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Canada’s COVID-19 App now active in Manitoba

COVID Alert App, Canada’s national COVID-19 exposure mobile notification app is now active in Manitoba . The province became the fifth in the country to enable the app on Thursday. The free app was officially launched in Ontario in July and

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Minimum wage rises to $11.90 an hour today

Today, Oct. 1, 2020, the minimum wage in the province will increase by 25 cents, going to $11.90 an hour from $11.65. A similar increase, up 30 cents to $11.65 from $11.35, took place on Oct. 1, 2019. The province

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Winnipeg and surrounding areas move to level Orange restrictions Monday

As community transmission of COVID-19 occurs across Winnipeg, new pandemic restrictions started Monday as the region moves to the Orange or “restricted level”  on the province’s pandemic response system. Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, announced the change

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