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COVID-19 BULLETIN #199

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent and 37 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,711.

Public health officials are also reporting one death today, a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place personal care home. This brings the total number of deaths to 19.

The data shows:
•    one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
•    four cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
•    two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
•    30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
•    449 active cases and 1,243 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
•    there are 11 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 19.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,616 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 171,661. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Manitoba public health officials have advised Grant Park High School in Winnipeg of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 15, 16 and 17. Based on the public health investigations, the exposure was assessed to be low risk. The infection was not acquired at school.

In addition, the Carberry Plains Health Centre has reopened, and has been moved to Caution (yellow) from Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
•    People must stay home if sick.
•    Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
•    If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk.
•    Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.

Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if public health officials have recommended testing.
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

Make Shift Happen Oscars Place Survey

The results of Make Shift Happens Oscars Place Homeless Shelter Survey have been finalized.

 

People were asked whether or not the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter Should Remain open or not and a majority of those surveyed where in favour of its closure.

 

It is believed by some that the shelter is not operating as intended as it has drawn visitors from outside the community and the town lacks programs and services that will deal with the issues faced by homeless people.

 

Most people surveyed believe that addictions are the main reason for homelessness in the community.

 

A solutions lab to discuss these findings will be held via zoom on October 6th at 7PM

 

You can find the Full Report on this survey on the make shift happen Facebook page.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #198

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 42 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,674. 

 
The data shows:
three case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 
one case in Northern health region; 
six cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:
418 active cases and 1,238 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are 11 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18. 
 
Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,703 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 170,045. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 
 
Manitoba public health officials have advised: 
Gladstone Elementary School of a confirmed case in the school on Sept. 8 to 10, and 14;
St. Maurice School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 17 and 18; and
Emerson School was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 16 and 17.
 
Based on the public health investigations, these exposures were assessed to be low risk. The infections were not acquired at school.
 
Public health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times: 
Earls St. Vital at 1215 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.;
The Local Public Eatery at 274 Garry St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 and 16;
Wee Johnny’s Irish Pub at 177 McDermot Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for trivia night; and
Leopold’s Tavern at 414 Academy Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 
 
People who attended one of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing. 
 
In addition, the outbreak at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home has been declared over. The site has been moved from Critical (red) to Caution (yellow) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 
 
The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
People must stay home if sick. 
Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 
If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 
Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 
 
Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if public health officials have recommended testing. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
 

A New Leader Will Work to Transform Health in Northern Manitoba

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin or KIM Inc. a name that means "Northern Peoples Wellness" has announced the appointment of Dr. Barry Lavallee as CEO.

 

In place as Medical Advisor since May 2019, Dr. Lavallee provided much needed clinical and systems expertise at a time when Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak was taking significant steps towards the establishment of a new northern First Nations led health transformation entity.

 

KIM was established by the MKO Chiefs Task Force on Health during their Assembly on Health in January of 2020.                     

 

Chief Larson Anderson of Norway House Cree Nation and Chair of KIM’s Chiefs Task Force on Health stated this appointment solidifies our ambition to become leaders in Health Transformation for the north. We trust him to set in motion what we know is needed – First Nations community led health transformation.                       

 

 Dr. Barry Lavallee responded  by noting he is pleased to accept the opportunity to make a long-term positive impact on the health and well-being of First Nations citizens living in Northern Manitoba.

The Pas Fire Department Recruiting New Fire Fighters

The Pas Fire Department is looking for new volunteer fire fighters. Randy Manych the local fire chief said they are looking for anyone that is committed to helping the community and doesn’t mind responding to fire calls.

 

Volunteers will be trained for 8 hours a month and the fire department meets every week.

 

You can find an online application on townofthepas.ca and on The Pas Fire Departments Facebook Page.

Faye Thorne Receives Governor General's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers

Faye Thorne of The Pas has received the 2020 Governor General's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers.

 

The award recognizes Thorne’s 13 years of supporting veterans with the Salvation Army and the Royal Canadian Legion.

 

She first found out that she won the award a few months ago after getting a call from Rideau Hall.

 

When asked how she felt when she found out she won this major award she said was dumbfounded and just couldn't believe it.

 

She was presented with her medal by her son Owen at the Government House in Winnipeg.

2020 Smile Cookie Campaign Results

All proceeds of the is years local Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign will be going towards The Clearwater Lake  Outdoor Club and a lot of funds were raised locally.

 

A total of $11,355 was raised and the staff at the OCN Tim Horton’s would like to thank everyone for their support.

August Monthly Mayor Reports

The monthly mayor reports for august have been finalized.

 

The Pas had mostly mischief and disturbance of the peace cases and the RM of Kelsey had mostly provincial traffic violations.

 

Some of the offences committed in cormorant include provincial statues, assaults, mischief cases.

Operation Red Nose Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Shilo, St-Malo, The Pas, Thompson, and Winnipeg will not operate the safe ride service for the 2020 Holiday Season

After careful consideration of the current public health situation and its
logistical impacts, the host organizations of Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Shilo, St-Malo, The Pas, Thompson, and Winnipeg have decided not to offer Operation Red Nose’s safe ride service this year.


Operation Red Nose invites you to always plan for a safe way to get home, in all circumstances, by calling a friend, a relative, a cab, or by designating a sober driver.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #196

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 22 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,608. 

 
Public health officials are also reporting two deaths today, a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region.  This brings the total number of deaths to 18.
 
The data shows:
one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
16 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:
363 active cases and 1,227 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are 8 people in hospital and two people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18. 
 
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,626 tests were completed on Friday, 1,425 tests were completed on Saturday and 1,116 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 166,998. 
 
Public health officials have sent a letter to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 at Collège Garden City Collegiate on Monday, Sept. 14, Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 16. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts in the classrooms have been identified at Garden City Collegiate. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure. The school will remain open to students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the low risk and lack of close contacts.
 
Public health officials have sent a letter to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 in the school portable at Meadows School in Brandon on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 16. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. This case was not acquired at school. Public health has recommended that all students and staff in the same room as the case be identified as close contacts and advised to self-isolate. This class has been transitioned to remote learning as of today. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.
 
Public health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times: 
Planet Fitness at 783 Leila Ave. in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.;
7 Arabian Dreams at 775 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg on Friday, Sept. 18 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 12:45 to 1 a.m.; and
Winnipeg Transit, route #14 on Sept. 15 from Ellice Avenue and Spence Street at 11:10 a.m. to St. Mary Avenue at 11:30 a.m.
 
There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg, with many cases having large numbers of close contacts. Recent success in the Prairie Mountain Health region shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
 
People must stay home if sick. Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 
 
Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Priorities for a New Parliament Niki Ashton MP Report

With the Liberal Governments Throne Speech Set for this week our MP Niki Ashton outlined in her latest MP report that it’s important that we are part of the solution when it comes to containing the spread of COVID 19.

 

The case numbers in Manitoba have gone up and we have seen the first cases in First Nations Communities in our region and we must continue to make testing available.

 

She added that we also need to focus on rebuilding the economy and Ashton will continue to fight for our region once parliament resumes.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #193

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 40 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,540. 

 
The data shows:
four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
four cases in Interlake–Eastern region;
three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:
325 active cases and 1,199 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are 11 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 
 
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,358 on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 161,473. 
 
There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg. Recent success in Prairie Mountain Health shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents and visitors to Winnipeg focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
 
As the weekend begins, it is imperative to stay home if you are sick, wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Be sure to avoid closed-in or crowded spaces, and close contact with those outside your household. 
 
Starting today, Donwood Group Elderly Persons Housing will be lowered to the COVID-19 Caution (Yellow) level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This is in response to an improved situation at the facility. Visitor restrictions have been removed. 
 
The public is reminded that wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory when entering Prairie Mountain Health region health-care facilities. Public health officials continue to monitor all the regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary. 
 
Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Kelsey School Division Board Meeting

The Kelsey School Division held a board meeting this past Monday.

 

The superintendent reported to the board that the reopening plans at the schools went really well and school administrations and staff had worked very hard to ensure that all guidelines were followed according to Manitoba education directives.

 

Chair Vaughn Wadelius says the school division also has safety plans in place to train students on COVID 19 safety measures while in school and they are also training substitute teachers and substitute support staff on the new school needs.

 

Vaughn thanked the parents of bus students for driving them to school as this allowed the division to plan the cohort groups for school buses to allow for social distancing.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #192

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,500.

The data shows:
•    one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
•    two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
•    eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
•    293 active cases and 1,191 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
•    there are 10 people in hospital and two people in intensive care; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

Preliminary investigation indicates that none of today’s Winnipeg cases are linked to John Pritchard School. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,403 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 160,109. As testing site locations may change in response to changes in testing volumes, Manitobans are reminded to refer to the list of current testing sites and hours of operation before leaving home. Information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

Starting Friday, Sept. 18, the Prairie Mountain Health region will be lowered to the COVID-19 caution level (yellow), according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This is in response to an improved situation in the region.

Masks are strongly recommended but not required and public gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Public health officials continue to monitor all the regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary.

Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household.

If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Wearing a reusable non-medical mask does not protect the person wearing the mask, but may help protect the people around them. For a mask to be effective, it must be worn properly or it will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. Helpful guidance on wearing a mask can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#collapse3.

Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

RCMP Searching For Man Wanted in Grand Rapids Homicide

On July 5, 2020, at 6:45 am, RCMP received a report of a shooting at a residence located on River Road in the community of Grand Rapids.

Officers attended and located a 31-year-old male who was transported to the nursing station where he succumbed to his injuries.

His death was deemed a homicide.

 

On September 15, 2020, a warrant of arrest was issued for 22-year-old, Rodney Cain Mcnabb for Second Degree Murder. RCMP are actively looking for him and are asking for the public’s assistance.

 

He is described as 6’0”, approximately 165 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. It is believed that he is in the Winnipeg area.

 

He is considered a danger to the public.  If seen, do not approach, call police immediately.

 

If you have information on his whereabouts please call Grand Rapids RCMP at 204-639-2467 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

MLA Amanda Lathlins Private Members Bill for Young Sexual Assault Victims

Our MLA Amanda Lathlin spoke to Arctic Radio to discuss her private members bill that would help young sexual assault victims from the North to access the examination process locally.

 

When a child is sexually abuse the examination process does not happen here in Northern Manitoba and they have to be transported to Winnipeg which could further add to the victim’s trauma.

 

The private members bill will try to fix this problem. Lathlin is expected to present her private members bill next month and the hope is that the support for the bill will be unanimous.

The Pas Association for Human Development Annual General Meeting

The Pas Association for Human Development is having their annual general meeting this coming Monday at 7PM.

 

The meeting will take place at 108 Edwards Avenue and COViD 19 protocols will be in place.

 

If you wish to attend you are asked to email tpahd@mymts.net before 9AM on Monday. Only a certain number of people can attend.

 

The organization is dedicated to providing services and supports for people with disabilities.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #191

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.5 per cent and 23 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,489. 

 
The data shows:
two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
one case in the Northern health region; and
20 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:
283 active cases and 1,190 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are nine people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 
 
Preliminary investigations indicate the two Interlake—Eastern cases are close contracts of a known case. Northern and Winnipeg case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 
 
Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,266 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 158,706. As testing site locations may change in response to changes in testing volumes, Manitobans are reminded to refer to the list of current testing sites and hours of operation before leaving home. Information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.
 
Public Health has advised John Pritchard School of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the school. This brings the total number of cases to seven. The school was advised by Public Health the following grades/cohorts transition to remote learning today, Sept. 16:  Grade 4/5 split, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 and Henderson Early Learning Centre (before and after school program). All other grade/cohorts remain at the school for in-class learning. 
 
The school community has been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas was completed. The public health investigation continues to determine virus transmission. Any close contacts connected to the cases have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. John Pritchard School has moved to Restricted (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, given the number cases and contacts involved. 
 
Public Health is advising of possible public health exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg related to a previously announced case:
on Sept. 5: 
        - Tavern United, 1405 St. Matthew Ave.;
        - U Putz, 423 McPhillips St.,;
        - McPhillips Street Station, 484 McPhillips St.; and
        - Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg, Airport/Polo Park, 730 Berry St. 
on Sept 6., 
        - CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave. 
 
 
Public Health is advising of a possible exposure at Parkview Place Long Term Care Home located at 440 Edmonton St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 11 and 12 involving a health-care worker at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority care home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Investigation is ongoing. 
 
While the risk is assessed to be low, Parkview Place has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution and put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
 
Public Health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 
 
Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
 

Amanda Lathlin on Northern Manitoba Travel Ban Enforcement

Our Local MLA Amanda Lathlin had the opportunity to speak with Doctor Brent Roussin about protecting people in our North and addressed the lack of enforcement of the Northern Manitoba travel restriction put in place to stop the spread of COVID 19.

 

Lathlin would like to see public health officers and the RCMP conduct  proper check stops for people entering the region to determine if they are residents of the north as Northern Manitobans are allowed to travel south and she wants people in the south especially in COVID hotspots like Winnipeg and Brandon to refrain from traveling to the North.

 

Lathlin added there is nothing on the highways to indicate that there is a travel restriction even though it’s a public health order.  

The Pas Family Resource Centre Annual General Meeting

The Pas Family Resource Centre held their annual general meeting at the Metis Hall on Monday evening.

 

The program is committed to supporting and strengthening families in The Pas and area and new programs were announced at the meeting, some of these new programs include “Healthy Teen Relations” a program with a focus on violence prevention in teen relationships, and “Youth Knowledge Circle” with a goal of increasing the presence of healthy and knowledgeable youth.

“Cedar Path” a mental health program for indigenous youth and a COVID 19 program that will address needs for the indigenous population.

 

The resources centre has made appropriate steps to the new normal as best they can to best serve their participants during the pandemic.

 

You can keep up to date with The Pas family Resource Centre by following their facebook page.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #190

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 17 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,466. 

 
The data shows:
one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
one case in Prairie Mountain Health region;
two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
13 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:
269 active cases and 1,181 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.
 
One case identified today is a health-care worker connected to the outbreak at Bethesda Place. There are now 14 cases – eight staff and six residents. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 
 
Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,447 on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 157,440. As testing sites respond to testing volumes, some sites that were previously open are now closed. The up-to-date list of open testing sites and hours of operation can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.
 
Public health is advising the following possible exposures: 
  • St. Aidan’s Christian School located at 400 Hargrave St. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11. The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community has been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution. Any close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the limited number of contacts identified. 
  • Actionmarguerite located at 185 Despins St. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 involving a health-care worker at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority care home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Investigation is ongoing. While the risk is assessed to be low, Actionmarguerite has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution and put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
 
Case investigations indicate a previously identified case in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is linked to the Health and Transition Services unit at St. Amant’s 440 River Rd. location in Winnipeg. Information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and case investigations are continuing. While the risk is assessed to be low, the site has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The location has also put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff. St. Amant has moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
 
Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 
 
Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

The Pas RCMP seize drugs and cash

On September 9, 2020, officers from The Pas RCMP executed search warrants at two separate residences located in the community and seized over $2,000.00 in Canadian currency, 412 grams of cocaine, 225 grams of marihuana, 327 illicit pills and other drug related paraphernalia in response to a drug trafficking investigation.

 

Officers arrested a 57-year-old male and a 40-year-old female, both from The Pas, in relation to this investigation with the two having been later released for court scheduled November 10, 2020, in The Pas.
 

RCMP have also issued a Warrant of Arrest for 35-year-old Joshua Duff, of Winnipeg, who along with the other two, is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
 

The investigation continues.

Fur Queen Candidates Applications

Applications for the 2021Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival fur queen candidates are now open. Woman aged 18 to 24 can apply and you can apply by calling 204-620-2373.

 

Applications must be submitted by October 3rd.

Manitoba Liberals Accuse PC's of Using Untendered Contract to "Kill" off Life flight

In a news release issued yesterday the Manitoba Liberals showed their disapproval for the PC’s decision to privatize the Lifeflight air ambulance a 35 year old air ambulance that served northern communities including The Pas and Thompson.

 

Manitoba Liberal leader Dougald Lamont stated in a news release that The Pallister government has taken an essential emergency service and used an untendered contract to hand it to a private not for profit whose rep is a former PC minister despite their repeated promises that they would not privatize the service.

 

Liberal Health Critic Jon Gerrard says the PC’s decision to use slower planes that can’t fly above bad weather has added hours to round trip flights to remote communities which means that it would take longer to get patients to an ER or ICU.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #189

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,449. 

 
The data shows:
one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
17 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
Following detailed public health investigations, one case announced on Sunday has been reassigned to the Winnipeg health region from the Northern health region. This change is reflected in the data posted online. 
 
The data also shows:
257 active cases and 1,176 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.
 
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 
 
Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,514 were complete Friday, 1,433 were completed Saturday and 1,049 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 155,803.
 
Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School at 6691 Rannock Ave. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 (morning and afternoon). The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community and the cohort have been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.
 
Any close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the limited number of contacts identified. 
  
Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 
 
Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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