The Pas Local News Archives for 2020-07

COVID-19 BULLETIN #145

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent and six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 415.

 

The data shows there were:

  • two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • three new cases in Interlake-Eastern Health region;
  • one new case in the Winnipeg region.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

 

  • six current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care,
  • 70 active cases and 337 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

An additional 1,073 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 88,621.

 

Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case identified today at Blazers Mini Mart, 140 Main St N., Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case identified Thursday at the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.

 

People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

 

If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

 

See the updated list of available testing sites for the weekend and holiday Monday by checking https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

 

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. 

 

Complete data from the weekend and the holiday Monday will be updated on Tuesday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

 

Due to the holiday Monday, the next news conference will take place on Tuesday, August 4.

Bike Safety Information

Understanding the rules of the road is key for those who’ve picked up cycling this summer.

 

That’s according to Heather Mack, the Community Relations Manager with CAA.

 

Numbers from Manitoba Public Insurance state that an average of four biking-related fatalities is reported each year, and around 140 cyclists are seriously injured.

 

Mack says if cyclists are biking on roads with high traffic volumes, it’s important that they ride with the flow of traffic and keep a safe distance from vehicles.

 

She adds that the onus shouldn’t just be on cyclists when it comes to sharing the road, and vehicles need to make sure they give cyclists space when sharing the road.

 

Mack explains that having infrastructure on the roads such as barriers, pedestrian/cyclists pathways, and signage are a big win for safety, and that investing in that infrastructure encourages more people to take up biking.

MKO Via Rail

Citizens of War Lake First Nations are planning to protest Via Rail due to not being able to purchase train tickets, as well as apparent inconsistency in the enforcement of COVID-19 measures.

 

In a press release issued by MKO, Chief Betsy Kennedy says residents of War Lake were instructed to wear masks while travelling on Via Rail, but says they witnessed non-indigenous tourists being allowed to travel on the train without a mask.

 

Kennedy outlined the community’s second concern, which War Lake residents are unable to purchase train tickets to Ilford with the rail line due to them being sold to tourists going up to Churchill.

 

She explains that citizens rely on the train for essential travel, and Via Rail should set aside some tickets for residents living in northern communities.

 

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee says he reached out to the CEO and President Via Rail to look into these concerns, and adds that plans to block the tracks heading to northern Manitoba will go through if War Lake residents don’t get an adequate response.

 

Via Rail says they’re sensitive and understand the nature of the concerns raised, and add they are working to find and quickly implement the best solution for all communities.

Long Weekend Road Safety Information from Manitoba Public Insurance

According to Manitoba Public insurance Friday is the deadliest day of a holiday long weekend, on average one person is killed and almost 100 others are injured each long weekend with 35 percent of those injuries or deaths taking place on a Friday as there are typically heavier traffic volumes.

 

Accidents are often the result of dangerous and high risk behaviors on the road and MPI wants to remind people to refrain from texting and driving, drinking and driving, and speeding this long weekend.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #144

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent and two new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 409.

 
The data shows there were:
two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, both males in their 30s.
 
Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
 
The data also shows:
six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care;
76 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.
 
An additional 1,179 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 87,548.
 
See the updated list of available testing sites for the weekend and holiday Monday by checking www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

Lindsey Leaf Rapids Health Centre Suspension

The Leaf Rapids Health Centre is temporarily closed from now until August 10th.

 

The Northern Health Region announced on Friday that the facility closed beginning yesterday, citing potential flooding and staffing issues as the main reasons for the suspension.

 

A spokesperson for the NRHA says all scheduled in-home visits for prenatal, postnatal, and immunizations will go on as planned, and all calls to the centre will be forwarded to the Lynn Lake facility.

 

Any patients needing emergency care will be transported to either Lynn Lake or Thompson.

 

Tom Lindsey, the MLA for Flin Flon, says he was not informed of the closure despite Leaf Rapids being in his constituency.

 

Lindsey adds that he talked to the NRHA about contingency plans should multiple patients need emergency care, as the community only has one ambulance.

 

Arctic Radio reached out to the NRHA regarding this, and the authority says it has contingency plans put in place which are being implemented.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Joint Ventures with S&J Construction to Pave Community Roads

Opaskwayak Cree Nations Chief and Vice Chief recently announced their joint venture with the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation and S&J Construction to repair existing concrete asphalt roads and turn all existing gravel roads into pavement.

 

The 6.7 million dollar project will see over 16 new paved roads built, 6 existing main roads repaired, and 15 parking lots redone.

 

Chief Christian Sinclair says the best part of this venture is that S&J construction has committed to hiring OCN members that will contribute to building safer roads.  

Opaskwayak Cree Nation embarks on process to enact its own Wahkohtowin (Child Welfare Law)

An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families (Bill C-92) came into force on January 1, 2020. The Act creates national standards for Indigenous children in the child welfare system and sets out a path for Indigenous governing bodies to enact and enforce child welfare laws.

 

In asserting our inherent jurisdiction in relation to child and family services with respect to Opaskwayak children, youth and families, Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Opaskwayak) will be developing a Wahkohtowin law, based on our own laws as Ininewak. In the creation of this law, we are returning to our own ways of providing for our children, recognizing that it is our families, community and nation that have the ultimate responsibility for the wellbeing of our children.

 

Numerous reviews conducted into the child welfare system in Manitoba dating back to the 1960’s have only confirmed what we have known all along – that the imposition of federal and provincial laws on Opaskwayak children and families has not worked for us. Despite the devastating impacts these laws have had on our children and families, our Wahkohtowin law will ensure that Opaskwayak children and families receive full-circle prevention, early-intervention, and protection services in a manner that best meets our needs.

 

To carry out this important work, Opaskwayak Cree Nation has retained Winnipeg law firm, Cochrane Saxberg Johnston, Johnson and Scarcello LLP (Cochrane Saxberg) to assist in the drafting and implementation of our Wahkohtowin law. Cochrane Saxberg is Manitoba’s largest Indigenous law firm and is a leader in Indigenous and child protection law. Leading the legal team is Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, a member of Fisher River Cree Nation and the firm’s managing partner as well as Jessica (Marcellais) Saunders, an associate at the firm and member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

 

A Wahkohtowin Working Group will be convened consisting of Onekanew mena Onuschekawak portfolio holders for CFS, Education, and Health; representatives from the Council of Elders; OCN Child and Family Services (OCN CFS), and other representatives with lived experience in the child welfare system. The Wahkohtowin Working Group will be responsible for overseeing the process for the creation of the law. This will include conducting Community Consultations to ensure our members are actively engaged and involved in the establishment of our law.

 

The process has already begun with Cochrane Saxberg and OCN CFS conducting internal reviews with each of the Agency’s departments including: Intake, Family Enhancement, Alternative Care, Child Protection, Finance, Quality Assurance, and Human Resources. These reviews will examine what works and what does not work in the current system to ensure that our Wahkohtowin law leaves behind those laws, regulations and standards that do not meet our needs and is enhanced by those that ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

 

Community Consultations are scheduled to occur in August and September 2020 in Opaskwayak and in Winnipeg. It will be important for all members and stakeholders to attend Community Consultations to ensure that your voices are heard in this process.

The Wahkohtowin law will be completed by October 2020. Opaskwayak then intends to provide notice to the Government of Canada under section 20 of the Act to enter into a Coordination Agreement that will ensure that financial arrangements are in place for the full and effective operation of our Wahkohtowin law. While funding is not legislated for in the Act, Opaskwayak will advocate to ensure that the services we provide under our Wahkohtowin law are funded equitably, consistent with principles of substantive equality. Opaskwayak refuses to inherit the appalling funding inequities of the current child welfare system.

 

Opaskwayak will also ensure that our Wahkohtowin law is interpreted and implemented by our own Ininewak tribunals, utilizing alternative dispute resolution provisions of the Act. For too long, decisions regarding our children and families have been made by outside courts and tribunals with decision makers who have little understanding of who we are. In our Wahkohtowin law, we will make our own decisions in the best interests of Opaskwayak children and families based on our Ininewak laws.

 

Under the one-year timeline in section 20 of the Act, the Wahkohtowin law will come into force and be fully operational in October 2021. After decades of assimilationist and discriminatory laws and polices, Opaskwayak will be asserting full, inherent jurisdiction over child and family services. Our children will remain with their families, our parents and families will receive the supports they need and Opaskwayak will continue to thrive as we return to our own Ininewak ways.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #143

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent and three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 407.

 

The data shows there were:

  • two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; and
  • one new case in the Winnipeg health region;

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

A case that was identified on July 25, a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, is being removed from the case totals after investigation determined the individual had recovered from a previous infection from another province. 

 

The data also shows:

  • six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care,
  • 74 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

An additional 665 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 86,367.

 

The Southern Health-Sante Sud drive-thru community testing site in Winkler will be closed today, July 29,  while the site moves from Park St. to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The new site will open Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. and operate Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Rd. Call 204-325- 5322 to book an appointment.

 

The Steinbach drive-thru community testing site, 365 Reimer Ave., will require an appointment for testing starting July 31. Bookings will begin July 30 by calling 204-346-7016.

 

Starting today, July 29, the Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site until July 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

 

Updated testing site information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

 

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Celebrates Pride with Flag Raising Ceremony

Opaskwayak Cree Nations Chief and Vice Chief announced the unanimous support to have their first pride week in the community.

 

The celebrations began with a ceremonial pride flag raising, a flag with pride colours and the OCN logo on it and a declaration was signed by leadership that states Opaskwayak Cree Nation is committed to supporting the visibility, dignity, and equality of the 2SLGBTQQIA within their traditional territories.

 

The declaration means pride week will now be recognized in the community as an annual event.

Public Health Information for Travellers During the COVID 19 Pandemic

With the recent increase of COVID 19 cases in Manitoba people have taken to social media to voice concerns. Some believe that the travel restrictions were lifted too early which may have lead to an increase in cases. 

 

To get a perspective on this issue Arctic Radio reached out to retired public health worker Jo Beyers where she wants people to understand that when people visit Manitoba or other regions exempt from the 14 day isolation order they will likely be exposed to the virus saying the virus shows no boundaries.

 

She wants to emphasize that just because restrictions are being lifted doesn’t mean we should let our guard down. If you experience any symptoms of COVID 19 you should self isolate immediately and get tested.

 

Beyers also recommends that people follow the acronym P.A.C.E to keep yourself and others safe.

 

The P stands for Physical distancing, A stands for avoid touching common surfaces and objects, C stands for clean your hands often, and E stands for extra layer on your face.

 

It is highly recommended to continue wearing masks when out in public to prevent the spread especially when we can’t keep two metres apart as you may have a possitive case of the virus that is asymptomatic.

Cranberry Portage RCMP Search for Missing Swimmer

On July 26, 2020, at approximately 6:45 pm, Cranberry Portage RCMP responded to a report of a missing swimmer, on Kisseynew Lake, approximately 30 km from the community of Sherridon.

Earlier in the afternoon, a 42-year-old male, originally from Sherridon, was at the lake with a family member, when he jumped off the Kisseynew bridge, but did not resurface.

The family member searched the water but did not locate the male.  Due to the remoteness of the area and no cell coverage, RCMP were not called until later that day.

RCMP attended the scene and conducted a search but the male was not located.

Search efforts continued on July 27, and at approximately 2:30 pm, the body of the 42-year-old male was recovered in the water, near the bridge.

RCMP continue to investigate.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #142

Public health officials advise an eighth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. This is a new case reported today and the individual was not hospitalized. 

 
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.4 per cent and five new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 405.
 
The data shows there were:
two new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
one new case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
one new case in the Winnipeg health region; and
one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
 
Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
 
The data also shows:
three current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care;
78 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now eight.
 
An additional 735 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 85,702.
 
Public health officials are updating potential exposure dates at the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake to July 20 and 21. 
 
People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
 
If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing.
 
Southern Health–Santé Sud is moving the Winkler drive-thru community testing from Park Street to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The site will be closed Wednesday, July 29 ahead of the move and will reopen Thursday, July 30 at noon. The site will operate Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Road. Call 204-325-5322 to book an appointment. 
 
The Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site from July 29 to 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. 
 
Interlake–Eastern Regional Health Authority indicates that appointments are not required at the drive-thru community testing site in Selkirk, located at 622 Superior Ave. 
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

Opaskwayak Cree Nation New Housing on Call Phone Number

Opakswayak Cree Nation has announced that they have changed the housing on call number effective immediately.

 

The new phone number 204-620-0064 is for emergencies only when you need to report problems with plumbing or electricity.

 

Should you have any other housing concerns you are asked to call 204-627-7041 during regular business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #141

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.45 per cent. Sixteen new cases of the virus have been identified since Saturday, including four on Saturday, six on Sunday and six as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 400.

 

The data shows there were:

  • four new cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region;
  • four new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and
  • four new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The data also shows:

  • three current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care,
  • 74 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,393 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, 1,581 on Saturday and 808 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 84,967.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case that visited the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake while symptomatic on July 19, 20 and 21.

 

People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

 

If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Homes, Vehicles and Electricity Are Included in the June Fire Report in Flin Flon

At their meeting Tuesday night Flin Flon City Council received the Fire Chiefs report of eight incidents in June.  They were called to two homes.  On June 4th they quickly put out a fire in a home on Ross Street and on the 7th smoke filling a building on Green Street was traced to a faulty heat tape line. 

 

On the 7th they attended an accident on Highway 10 South where a semi truck had rear ended a truck and extricated people from the vehicles, on the 16th two vehicles were involved in an accident at 3rd Avenue and Ross Street where they removed a door and post to allow EMS to remove patients and on the 12th put out a fire in the engine compartment of a truck at Highway 10 and 10A. 

 

On the 7th they assisted when wind had blown a trampoline into power lines on Hillcrest and on the 28th when electrical shorts and sparks were coming from the poles in a parking lot on Aspen Grove. On the 3rd they assisted EMS at a call.

             

The report noted total fire loss for the month of June is estimated at 60 thousand dollars.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #139 UPDATED

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.86 per cent and nine new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 384.

The data shows that there were:

• five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• one new case in the Winnipeg health region; and

• one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

• two individuals are in intensive care,

• 58 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,640 laboratory tests were performed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 81,186.

The COVID-19 testing site at the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre at 644 Parkdale St. in Winnipeg will close as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26.

Effective July 23, a new testing site opened at ACCESS Fort Garry at 135 Plaza Dr. in Winnipeg. On July 27, a new testing site will also open at 604 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg at the former St. Vital Municipal Office and Hall. Hours of operation for both new sites will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Fiddler Caitlin Armstrong Success Story

Local Fiddler Caitlin Armstrong Placed 7th in the 36th Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championships in the Championship Class Rankings.

 

This year’s competition was online with participants performing live on Facebook via video.

 

Armstrong has been playing the fiddle for a long time after being inspired by relatives and she is also an instructor at the MMF fiddle program.

 

You can learn more about Armstrong and you can listen to a sample of her music on The Pas Today.

Update - Moose Lake RCMP Investigate Homicide

At approximately 12:00 am, on July 20, 2020, Moose Lake RCMP responded to a disturbance at a residence within the community.

 

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims with injuries. The victims were transported to the nursing station, where one of the males, a 26-year-old from Moose Lake, was pronounced deceased. The other victim, a 21-year-old from Moose Lake, was treated for non-life threatening injuries, and later released.

 

On July 22, 2020, Roderick Jacob Nasekapow, 26, of Moose Lake, was charged with Manslaughter and Assault with a Weapon. He has been remanded into custody and will appear in court on July 23, 2020 in The Pas.

RCMP continue to investigate.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #138

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.92 per cent and one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 375.

Today’s case is a male in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region. The investigation is ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
•    one individual is in intensive care,
•    49 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,262 laboratory tests were performed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 79,546.

Updated data analysis shows revisions are required to the five-day test positivity rates that were provided earlier this week. The revised data shows the rate was 0.66 per cent on July 20 (not 0.83 per cent), 0.8 per cent on July 21 (not 1.03 per cent) and 0.85 per cent on July 22 (not 1.12 per cent).

In addition, a temporary drive-thru testing site will be available tomorrow in Russell at the Russell EMS Building, located at 426 Alexandria Ave. S. The temporary site will close for July 25 and 26, and then reopen Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

PROVINCE RELEASES REVISED PHASE FOUR PLAN TO RESTART MANITOBA ECONOMY

Following public health advice and feedback from Manitobans, the province has adjusted plans for the fourth phase of the Restoring Safe Services roadmap as part of the #RestartMB program, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“As we move through this pandemic, our number one priority is to ensure the health and well-being of all Manitobans,” said Friesen. “While Manitoba’s response to COVID-19 has been led by scientific evidence and the advice of our public health professionals, we need to keep listening to what Manitobans are ready to accept and support at each phase of our recovery efforts. I want to thank Manitobans for their valuable input and commitment to keep the virus at bay as we continue to take a balanced and measured approach at restarting our economy.”

Over the last two days, more than 50,000 Manitobans provided feedback on the draft phase four plan through the online survey and telephone town hall, the minister noted.

The draft plan proposed a number of changes to be implemented as early as July 25. As a result of public health evidence and advice and in response to feedback received, phase four will proceed but with some items deferred to a later date or moved forward with more limited implementation, while other steps will remain as proposed.

The proposed changes to visits in personal care homes and long-term care settings will proceed as outlined in the draft document. The minister noted facility operators will continue to review visitation policies and processes to ensure appropriate visitation, along with the health and safety of residents and families.

Items moving forward with more limited implementation on July 25 include:
•    maintaining current site capacity at 30 per cent for faith-based services, pow wows, but eliminating the need for sub-groups (cohorts);
•    allowing stage performances and opening movie theatres to a maximum capacity of 30 per cent of the site, up to a maximum of 500 people;
•    allowing casinos to open at a maximum of 30 per cent of the site’s capacity; and
•    allowing retail businesses and indoor recreation sites to use non-permeable barriers when distances of two metres can not be maintained.

The following proposed changes have been deferred at this time:
•    proposed changes to indoor and outdoor gathering sizes;
•    relaxing of self-isolation requirements for those travelling from eastern and southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada; and
•    walk-up counter service in bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries.

Public health officials will review possible adjustments on a week-by-week basis and make any additional changes based on the public health situation at the time.

“It is thanks to the work and dedication of Manitobans that we have kept our test positivity rates low and reduced the level of illness from COVID-19 in Manitoba,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer. “We will continue to look to the data and engage with Manitobans to ensure we are taking a balanced approach as we learn how we can live with this virus in the weeks, months and years ahead.”

To view the updated phase four plan and to review public health guidance for businesses, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

Public health officials continue to encourage businesses to take steps to help staff, customers and visitors stay safe including:
•    ensuring people are able to reasonably maintain two metres of distance;
•    only conducting necessary and brief exchanges within two metres of others;
•    applying enhanced cleaning protocols, especially in common areas like washrooms;
•    maintaining physical distancing and food-handling protocols in workplace areas including lunch and common areas;
•    ensuring staff stay home when feeling sick; and
•    following personal risk reduction measures.
 
#RestartMB is the Manitoba government’s roadmap to recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines investments in public health preparedness, jobs and economic stimulus to protect Manitobans and their livelihoods. For more details, visit www.manitoba.ca/RestartMB.
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Northern Health Regions Dr. Sarah Lesperance Says COVID 19 risk in Our Region Remains Low as Long as We Are COVID Safe

It was announced earlier this week that more COVID 19 restrictions in Manitoba could be lifted.

 

Doctor Sarah Lesperance from the Northern Health Region spoke to Arctic Radio and gave some important messages for those that are concerned about these proposed restrictions being lifted.

 

Even if these restrictions are lifted people have the option of staying home if they don’t feel safe going out and Lesperance says the risk of COVID 19 in our region still remains low as long as we remain COVID safe. Being COVID safe means taking necessary precautions to keep yourself and other people safe such as staying home if you feel sick.

 

Lesperance added that it’s important that you not allow this pandemic to get in the way of going to scheduled appointments and that you continue to seek medical care when you need it.

 

 

MKO March Recap

In Thompson, a number of people participated in a march Monday afternoon organized by MKO after they received a number of complaints of alleged mistreatment of Indigenous customers at the local Walmart.

 

One of the speakers at the event, Wayne Constant, recalled his experience where he felt he was racially profiled when trying to enter Walmart.

 

He said he was stopped from entering the store because he looked intoxicated despite not having used alcohol.

 

Constant adds that after consulting with Grand Chief Garrison Settee, he will be filing a human rights complaint against Walmart and Impact Security.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #137

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.12 per cent and eight new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 374. 

 
New cases include:
two cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
one case in the Winnipeg health region;
two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
three case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 
 
Seven of today’s eight cases are on Hutterite colonies.
 
The data also shows:
one individual is in intensive care,
49 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
Recent case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies as well as travel-related cases. The investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
 
An additional 722 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 77,551. 
 
The Camperville Primary Health Care Centre in Camperville and Waterhen Primary Health Care Centre in Waterhen, both in the Prairie Mountain Health region, are providing additional COVID-19 testing on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until otherwise noted. In addition, a drive-thru testing site will be available in Russell, at the Russell EMS Building located at 426 Alexandria Ave. S., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July 24 and July 31. 
 
A draft phase four for Restoring Safe Services was announced yesterday and could see further reopening of the province based on public health advice and consultation with key sectors. Proposed measures could be implemented as early as July 25. Manitobans are invited to provide feedback by taking a survey at https://engagemb.ca/phase-four-restoring-safe-services
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

 

Moose Lake RCMP Respond to Disturbance

At approximately 12:00 am, on July 20, 2020, Moose Lake RCMP responded to a disturbance at a residence within the community.

 

Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims with injuries. The victims were both transported to the nursing station where one was pronounced deceased. The other victim is in stable condition.

 

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

 

Officers with Moose Lake RCMP, Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #136

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.03 per cent and 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 366. 

 
New cases include:
seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
two cases in the Winnipeg health region;
two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 
 
The data also shows:
one individual is in intensive care,
41 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies and some international travel-related cases. The investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
 
One of the individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on flights from Melbourne, Australia to Winnipeg: 
July 5 – Melbourne to Doha, Qatar Airways, QR905, rows 39 to 45; 
July 6 – Doha to Montreal, Qatar Airways, QR763, rows 26 to 32; and
July 6 – Montreal to Winnipeg, Air Canada AC8595, rows unknown.
 
Individuals on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19 to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 
 
Information about flights and affected rows will be updated as information becomes available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html
 
While Public Health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 
 
An additional 1,201 laboratory tests were performed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 77,551. 
 
The Powerview-Pine Falls testing site is now located at the Pine Falls Health Complex, 37 Maple St. Hours of operation remain the same. An additional COVID-19 testing site will be open in Brandon today and tomorrow. Testing will be available at the EMS Station, Souris Health Centre, 155 Brindle Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and no appointments are required. Testing information and locations can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Additional Measures to Ease Public Health Measures Considered As Manitoba Continues to Restart Economy

As part of the #RestartMB program, the Manitoba government is seeking feedback from the public to further ease restrictions to public health orders as the province continues to restart the economy and plan for a strong economic recovery.
 
“Thanks to the efforts of all Manitobans, we continue to lead in recovery and have among the lowest COVID-19 test positivity rates in the country,” said Pallister. “That means we can continue our careful, balanced plan to restart our economy, give people back their lives and get Manitobans back to work.”

The draft plan for Phase Four of reopening the Manitoba economy is based on public health advice and consultation with key sectors. Proposed measures could be implemented as early as July 25 and those measures include:
•    increasing gathering sizes to 75 people indoors and 250 outdoors, where members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges. Larger group sizes would be allowed where distinct groups of 75 or 250 can be separated to prevent contact with other groups.
•    increasing visitation at personal care and long-term care facilities, ensuring a balanced approach to visitation is required which mitigates the risk of COVID-19 transmission within sites. Each resident or designate would be able to identify two support people who would be able to visit the resident’s room indoors. Outdoor visits would be allowed for a reasonable number of visitors (up to four people) per resident, depending on availability of space. Each site will need to develop specific plans for enabling outdoor/indoor visitation by visitors to ensure the safety of residents within the facilities.
•    adjusting restrictions for faith-based gatherings, pow wows and other cultural and spiritual events, as well as resuming live theatrical performances and movie theatres. No cohorts will be required and capacity will increase to 50 per cent of the site’s capacity or 500 people, whichever is lower. Adequate physical distancing between individuals and households must continue to be provided.
•    opening casinos, with a maximum occupancy of 50 per cent of the site’s capacity. Physical distancing, and frequent and enhanced cleaning and wiping of surfaces are required.
•    lifting occupancy restrictions in all retail settings and indoor recreation sites except for gyms, fitness centres, martial arts, gymnastic clubs and yoga studios. These sites must remain at occupancy levels of 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower.
•    allowing closer distancing at therapeutic health businesses and personal service businesses such as hair and nail salons where a non-permeable barrier is installed.
•    allowing counter walk-up service in bars, beverage rooms and brew pubs provided non-permeable barriers and hand sanitizer is available for patrons, along with more frequent cleaning and wiping of services.

The province is also considering removing the 14-day, self-isolation travel restriction for domestic travel within Canada, the premier noted.

“Manitoba is one of the safest places in the world to go back to work and get back up on your feet,” said Pallister. “We must maintain our vigilance while growing our way out of this pandemic. I encourage all Manitobans to have their say in our next steps of restarting our economy.”

Manitobans are encouraged to fill out the survey at https://engagemb.ca and will also have the opportunity to participate in a telephone town hall tomorrow. Detailed information on the updates, including service restoration, measures the public can take to reduce their risk of COVIC-19 exposure or spreading the virus, and workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/.
 
Public health officials continue to encourage businesses to take steps to help staff, customers and visitors stay safe including:
•    ensuring people are able to reasonably maintain two metres of distance;
•    only conducting necessary and brief exchanges within two metres of others;
•    applying enhanced cleaning protocols, especially in common areas like washrooms;
•    maintaining physical distancing and food-handling protocols in workplace areas including lunch and common areas;
•    ensuring staff stay home when feeling sick; and
•    following personal risk reduction measures.

#RestartMB is the Manitoba government’s roadmap to recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines investments in public health preparedness, jobs and economic stimulus to protect Manitobans and their livelihoods. For more details, visit www.manitoba.ca/RestartMB.
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Monthly Mayor Reports for June

The monthly mayor reports for June have been released. The Town of The Pas had mostly mischief cases and disturbances of the peace 155 and 157 respectively.

 

The RM of Kelsey once again had mainly provincial traffic violations 123 in total and the community of Cormorant had 3 assaults, 2 break and enters, and one provincial statute.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #135

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent and 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified over the weekend as of 9:30 a.m. today.

 

The total number of  lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 354. 

 
New cases include:
11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region,
three cases in the Winnipeg health region,
three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and
one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 
 
The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies. In addition, there are some international travel-related cases and one transport driver. The investigations are all ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.
 
One of the individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on Asiana flight OZ 0704 from Manila, Philippines to Seoul, South Korea on July 7, Air Canada AC 0064 Seoul to Vancouver on July 8 (rows 26 to 32) and Air Canada AC 0296 Vancouver to Winnipeg on July 8 (rows 21 to 27). 
 
Individuals on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.
 
Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated, when available, at  www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html.  
 
While Public Health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 
 
Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 
 
The data also shows:
one individual is in intensive care,
29 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 384 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 1,390 on Saturday and 695 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 76,354. 
 
The testing site in The Pas (328 Fischer Ave.) will have limited hours and be closed temporarily for building maintenance on the following days: 
Monday, July 20 – open from 1 to 4 p.m.; 
Tuesday, July 21 – closed;
Wednesday, July 22 – closed
Thursday, July 23 – regular hours of operation resume.
 
For testing sites and hours of operation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Extends State of Emergency

Opaskwayak Cree Nation released an official statement last week saying that they are extending their state of emergency until August 20th.

 

The statement said that as a community we must think about the vulnerable population during the pandemic and they want to put the well being health and safety of all residents living in OCN.

 

The community wide curfew will remain in effect from midnight until 5:30 AM and chief and council wants to thank everyone for doing their part to flatten the curve.

 

The official statement concluded by saying that despite these measures put in place we have managed to come closer as families and as an entire community and that we are stronger when we work together.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #133

Public health officials advise that the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.43 per cent and five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 336. 

 
Today’s cases are a male and female in their 60s, a male and female in their 30s and a female in her 20s.  All the cases are on a Hutterite colony in the Interlake-Eastern health region.  The investigation is ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.
 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital; 
11 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 844 tests were completed on Thursday bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 73,885. 
 
The testing site in The Pas (328 Fischer Avenue) will have limited hours and be closed temporarily for building maintenance on the following days: open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 20 and closed Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22. Regular hours will resume Thursday, July 23.  For testing sites and hours of operation visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

Town Council Will Not Be Moving Forward With a Proposed Pan Handling By Law

The Pas Mayor and Council discussed a proposed bylaw brought forward by Councillor Larry Forster during Wednesday’s committee of the whole meeting. The proposed bylaw would have made it illegal to give pan handlers money and violators would be fined.

 

Forster believes that money given to pan handlers has been used to feed addictions instead of being used to buy food and clothing.

 

Town council decided not to move forward with the proposed by law, and CAO Jenn Early says that the majority of council thought it was a good idea but there is no way to enforce the bylaw since there is no by law officer and that they can’t tell people what they can do with their money.

 

 

July 16, 2020 COVID-19 BULLETIN #132

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.16 per cent and one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 331.

Today’s case is a male in his 30s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. The investigation is ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
•    no individuals are in hospital,
•    six active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 734 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 73,042.

With summer in full swing now, it is important to remember to maintain physical distancing at the beach too. Standard physical distancing practices should be followed, including two metres or six feet of separation from other beach users outside a family group, and four metres or 12 feet of separation between each group’s towels and blankets on the beach to allow for foot traffic to and from the water. More information on guidelines for Manitoba beaches can be found at:
www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/provincial-park-beaches/index.html.

Manitoba Parks has reinstated the life-jacket loaner program at 11 provincial parks. There will be some occasional cleaning efforts made, but after consulting with public health officials, it has been determined the risk of transmission would be relatively low and was balanced against the risk of drowning if someone needs a life jacket. Park visitors are still encouraged to bring their own life jackets if they are a non-swimmer.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Doing Well Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Chief Christian Sinclair spoke to Arctic Radio to give an update on what has been going on in the community.

 

Sinclair stated that a contractors meeting was held recently and a paving contract in partnership with S & J Construction out of Winnipeg was approved and all the un paved roads in the community will be paved and roads in need of repair will be fixed.

 

This contract is worth about 6.7 million dollars and the work will start as early as next week.

 

Sinclair would also like to thank the staff and management for keeping the community safe during the pandemic.

Manitoba Public Insurance Warns that Driver Fatigue Leads to Crashes

With summer road trips in full swing Manitoba Public Insurance is raising awareness about driver fatigue.

 

On average 75 crashes a year in the province are tied to some sort of driver fatigue some of which are fatal.

 

Survey date found that people are pushing themselves through fatigue and raising awareness about this issue is important with the increase in road traffic this time of year.

 

Drivers are encouraged to self monitor for symptoms of fatigue such as constant yawning and to take a break from driving and have a nap.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #131

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.16 per cent and no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 330. 

 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital,
five active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
WestJet flight information related to Tuesday’s positive COVID-19 case is updated and available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html.
 
People on the identified flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.
 
An additional 505 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 72,308. 
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19

Niki Ashton Sends a Letter to Vale Concerning Plans to Bring in Outside Contractors

Our local MP Niki Ashton sent a letter to Vale to express her concerns with their plans to bring outside contractors from high risk COVID 19 regions into Thompson without requiring them to self isolate for 14 days.

 

The letter pointed out that Northern Manitoba has been able to avoid outbreaks of COVID 19 so far as a result of the efforts of Northern Manitobans and bringing in outside contractors from regions with high infection rates without self isolation requirements is the opposite of what we should be doing.

 

The letter concluded by saying that if the virus spreads in Thompson it will have a disastrous effect on everyone and she hopes that they will rethink this plan to keep people safe.

NRHA COVID-19 Update

The Northern Health Region says that they’re using this period of calm to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19 in the fall.

 

Doctor Natalie Casaclang, one of the Medical Officers of Health for the authority, says the Northern Health Region currently has three weeks supply of personal protective equipment on hand, which they are closely monitoring.

 

She adds that the region is looking at how they can increase testing capacity and how they can safely isolate people who aren’t able to be at home.

 

Casaclang says while she can’t predict when exactly the second wave of the virus will come, it’s important to remain vigilant in following public health guidelines.

 

She explains this is especially imperative that we take what we learned from the first wave of the virus as flu season comes up in the fall, as COVID-19 shares most of its symptoms with the common flu, and that we should treat the flu season as COVID season.

MMF Presents a First-of-its-Kind Manitoba-Wide Fireworks Celebration on the 150th Anniversary of Manitoba Officially Joining Confederation

WINNIPEG, MB – This year, on July 15, Manitobans will be celebrating 150 years since Manitoba officially became the fifth province to join Confederation.

"The Manitoba Metis Government is inviting all Manitobans to take a few moments to escape from the difficult times caused by COVID and witness history," stated MMF President David Chartrand. "Never before has there been a simultaneous firework display province-wide."

The fireworks display will take place simultaneously across the province on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:45 p.m. in Winnipeg, West St. Paul, The Pas, Cranberry Portage, Dauphin, Duck Bay, St. Laurent, Grand Marais, Portage La Prairie, Wabowden, as well as many other communities throughout Manitoba all the way up to Churchill.

"The Metis, led by Louis Riel and the Provisional Government, negotiated Manitoba’s entry into Confederation and Canada’s entry into the North-West," emphasized President Chartrand. "We want to ensure that our celebration brings together Manitobans of all backgrounds so we can celebrate the shared history of our beautiful province we are fortunate enough to call home and do so together."

To comply with social distancing protocols, the MMF has encouraged Manitobans not to watch the display on-site. Instead, Citizens are asked to watch from the safety of their backyards, homes, vehicles, or on your screens as the event will be live streamed on mmf.mb.ca and metisnation.ca.

"We regret that the display has to be late on a weekday, but fireworks burn brightest at night and we found it of the utmost importance that this celebration take place on the anniversary of such a historic date," concluded President Chartrand. "We hope that the timing does not discourage elders or children from enjoying the event and if it does, the live stream will remain available on our website after the event so it can be enjoyed at any time."

COVID-19 BULLETIN #130

Public health officials advise five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 330.

 
The cases include:
a young woman between ages 10 and 19 from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region;
a man in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region;
a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region;
a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region; and
a woman in her 30s from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region.
 
One of the individuals announced today as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on WestJet flight 261 from Winnipeg to Calgary on June 27 and WestJet flight 526 from Calgary to Winnipeg on July 2. 
 
Information about affected rows for both flights are being confirmed, and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.
 
People on those flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.
 
While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop.
 
Further investigations are ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.
 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital,
five active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 304 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 71,803. 
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

Niki Ashton and James Bezan Calling on the Federal Government to Help Manitoba Fisheries

MP’s Niki Ashton and James Bezan and commercial fisheries in Manitoba have been calling on the Federal Government to deliver urgent help to commercial fisheries affected by the pandemic.

 

Ashton stated that the Federal Government has not acted on its promise to help these fisheries and now they are facing a desperate situation.

 

A letter was sent to the Minister of Fisheries calling on the Federal Government to act urgently and make the Fish Harvester Grant Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant Business programs accessible to fishers.

CFIB COVID-19 Update

As it’s been a few weeks now since Phase Three of the province’s COVID-19 re-opening plan has rolled out, Arctic Radio News reached out to the CFIB to see how independent businesses are doing, and what more needs to be done to support them.

 

The federation’s director of the prairies, Jonathan Alward, says the province has been evolving many of the COVID-19 assistance programs they’ve launched these past few months, citing how the summer student program gradually opened up  to more businesses.

 

He added that Manitobans have been doing well in keeping COVID-19 cases low in order for the province to re-open, and adds that retailers being open at one hundred per cent capacity and allowing travel from western and northern Canada are boons for independent businesses.

 

However, Alward adds that one of the biggest things the province needs to focus on is helping small businesses and cover the costs related to the compliance of COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Some businesses are still having issues during this time and Independent businesses regardless of membership status who may be struggling right now can call the CFIB’s Business Help Line toll-free at 1-888-234-2232.

Successful Fundraising Efforts for Local Cancer Patient

A horseshoe tournament was held at the Agricultural Grounds here in The Pas on Sunday to raise funds for Dylan Funk and his family.

 

Dylan Funk was recently diagnosed with cancer and he and his family had to relocate for treatment.

 

Doug Johnson one of the event organizers stated that donations came in from every angle of the town and along with the funds raised from the horseshoe tournament they have raised over five thousand dollars.

 

Dylan Funk has expressed his gratitude for the community coming together.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #129

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

The data also shows:
•    no individuals are in hospital,
•    one active case and 317 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 798 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 1,149 on Saturday and 573 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 71,559.

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

The Pas and Area Animal Shelter in Need of Donations

The Pas and Area Animal Shelter is in need of donations of wet cat food. Donations can be dropped off at the front door of the shelter on weekdays before 3 PM or anytime at the Anderson Inn.

Large Number of Bear Sightings on Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Opaskwayak Cree Nation announced on social media that there has been a large number of bear sightings in the community and are urging members to exercise caution when outside.

 

Bears sightings in the community can be reported by calling 1-800-782-0076 or 911.

Thompson RCMP Fraud Investigation

The Manitoba RCMP is reminding Manitobans to be aware of scam callers claiming to be from government agencies pretending to be government employees asking for large sums of money.

 

This comes after a Thompson resident received calls from a scammer pretending to be from the CRA and the Thompson RCMP detachment, asking them to send money through the mail by spoofing their phone number.

 

Luckily, the victim’s family member noticed something was off, and prevented the parcel from being sent.

 

The RCMP and all government agencies, including Service Canada, will never call asking or demanding money for any reason.

 

Anyone who receives these types of calls or believes they may have been a victim of fraud is asked to call their local police detachment or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #128

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital,
4 active cases and 314 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 928 laboratory tests were performed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 69,036. 
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

Tech Manitoba Computer Delivery to the North

Tech Manitoba has shipped off around one hundred computers this week to households and organizations across the province that need them most.

 

Some northern communities receiving computers include Flin Flon, Swan River, Thompson, and Marcel Colomb.

 

The computers are being delivered with physical distancing in mind.

 

Recipients of the computers will also receive a keyboard, mouse, and a pre-loaded video on computer basics.

 

If you or someone you know is in need of a computer, you can still apply for a future delivery by going to techmanitoba.ca/digitall

RCMP Inviting Youth to Apply for National Youth Advisory Committee

Canadian residents 13 to 21 are invited to apply to become part of the RCMPs National Youth Advisory Committee.

 

NYAC members will interact with participants from all over the country and share their thoughts about youth crime and victimization and members can also receive a reference letter and volunteer hours.

 

Applications must be submitted by September 11th and those that apply by July 31st will have a better chance of being selected.

 

More information can be found on the RCMP website.

 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/

The Pas RCMP Looking For Missing Teen

The Pas RCMP are looking for 15 year old Rema Daniels, who also goes by the name Shelby.

 

She has been missing for a few days and the RCMP and her family are concerned for her well being.

 

She is aboriginal 4'6 with a slim build and shoulder length redish black hair she is also known to have a checkered burgandy black shirt and white zebra print pants.

 

She is from Pukatawagen and is known to have lived on OCN and has family in Saskatchewan.

 

If you have any information please call the RCMP at 204-627-6204

 

Oscars Place Survey

The issue of vagrants in The Pas has been going on for a long-time and residents of The Pas and area are invited to take part in a survey to answer questions about how they feel about Oscars Place.

 

You have until Monday to complete the 3 minute survey and all answers will be anonymous.

 

You can find the survey here:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BR2T5LH?fbclid=IwAR1ouxSanqZRipa9W0iJPpLLnjdfYHcfF5zxqbOWDs3rEtLHFkfz6nG5u-g

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #127

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

The data also shows:
•    no individuals are in hospital,
•    4 active cases and 314 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 379 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 68,015.

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

The Pas Rotary Club Seeking Nominations for COVID 19 Heroes

The Rotary Club of The Pas is looking for nominations for COVID 19 heroes. The club feels that they all deserve our appreciation.

 

You can nominate anyone that you feel has put in an effort to help us get through the pandemic.

 

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on August 28th and you can nominate a hero by sending an email to rotarycovidhero@gmail.com

 

Submissions must have a valid explanation for why they deserve to be nominated or it will be discarded.

 

More information can be found on The Rotary Club of The Pas Facebook Page.

Summer Camp is Coming to Your Home Starting Next Week

Due to the COVID-19 situation Simon House Bible Camp has suspended all on site programs for the summer.  Camp Director Darrell Janzen says they have developed a program so kids can still connect with each other and staff from their homes. 

 

He says it’s a very flexible program where kids will be able to log in and there’ll be some videos they can watch, some live interaction time with staff and other kids kind of a virtual cabin time and some different activities and it’s all done from your home, it’s done on a very flexible schedule that suits you and the best part is it’s absolutely free.

 

The first camp takes place next Monday to Saturday for ages 8 to 10 with camps for other age groups up to 17 on following weeks. For information and to register for the eCamps visit www.simonhouse.ca.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #126

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital or intensive care,
6 active cases and 312 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 614 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 67,618. 
 
The province is inviting public feedback on proposed personal care home visitation shelters. The purpose of the shelters is to support the quality of life for residents by ensuring meaningful connections continue between residents of Manitoba’s personal care homes and their visitors. The province is asking for feedback on design requirements related to physical distancing protocols, personal protective equipment, frequency of use and ways to support quality visits. Take the survey at https://engagemb.ca/visitation-shelters.
 
Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19
 

Hooked on Lifejackets

As a way to encourage more people to wear lifejackets when they’re out on the water, Lifesaving Society Manitoba is in the midst of their annual Hooked on Lifejackets campaign.

 

Doctor Christopher Love, the Water Smart Coordinator with the organization, says Manitoba punches above its weight when it comes to boating fatalities compared to the rest of the country.

 

86 per cent of boating fatalities in the province didn’t have a lifejacket or personal floatation device, compared to the national average of 80 per cent.

 

About 50 per cent of all boats sold in Canada are purchased with fishing as the main use of the boat, and part of the reason why boating deaths involve a significant number of fishers is that those who fish don’t consider themselves boaters, so they don’t make boating safety top of mind when they’re out on the water.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #125

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

The data also shows:

  • no individuals are in hospital or intensive care,
  • 11 active cases and 307 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 290 laboratory tests were performed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 67,006.

The province is inviting public feedback on proposed personal care home visitation shelters. The purpose of the shelters is to support the quality of life for residents by ensuring meaningful connections continue between residents of Manitoba’s personal care homes and their visitors. The province is asking for feedback on design requirements related to physical distancing protocols, personal protective equipment, frequency of use and ways to support quality visits. Take the survey at https://engagemb.ca/visitation-shelters.

The COVID-19 community testing site in The Pas has been relocated to 320 Fischer Ave. Hours of operation remain the same, with the site open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break for lunch over the noon hour. For a full list of locations throughout the province and hours of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

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

Manitoba MP's Want Tommy Prince on Canada's Five Dollar Bill

Manitoba MP's have been calling for Tommy Prince a man considered to be Canada’s most decorated indigenous war veteran to be featured on Canada’s new Five Dollar Bill.

 

Although Prince Received eleven war medals and served in World War Two and the Korean War he dealt with racism and poverty and passed away as a homeless person but has still been honoured by the province of Manitoba and other parts of the world.

 

Arctic Radio reached out to Niki Ashton and she stated that having Tommy Prince on our currency is a great idea adding that it’s really important that there is someone indigenous featured on something that is a clear reflection of what matters to our country.

 

Ashton went on to say that in the spirit of reconciliation and justice this is a moment in time where we take a look at who we are honouring as symbols of our country and to stop honouring people with racist histories.

The Pas COVID 19 Testing Site Moved to Fischer Avenue

The Northern Health Region announced that the COVID 19 testing site in The Pas will no longer be at the legion. 

 

The new testing site will now be at 320 Fischer Avenue a move that was set to commence Yesterday afternoon.

 

The testing site will be open on weekdays from 1PM until 4PM.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #124

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today for the past three days. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

The data also shows:
•    no individuals are in hospital or intensive care,
•    14 active cases and 304 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 287 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 678 tests on Saturday and 784 tests on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 66,717.

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

Amanda Lathlin MLA Report

Congratulations to all of our graduates of Class of 2020. This year’s academic milestone will no doubt be the most memorable graduation celebration indeed. We want to thank the teachers and staff for their leadership when our schools closed due to the pandemic. Leadership was shown throughout the closure with efforts made to ensure the health and safety of others while wrapping up a school year distantly and planning graduation ceremonies following public health orders. We also want to thank the family and friends for coming together in planning their graduates’ celebrations at home.

 

On June 21, Phase Three of Restoring Services is now fully implemented and there are still questions about travel into northern Manitoba. On April 23, all four northern MLAs (The Pas-Kameesak, Flin Flon, Thompson and Keewatinook) wrote a letter to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living regarding enforcement measures for travel restrictions into northern Manitoba.

 

On July 3, our office received a response from the Minister’s office. The Minister’s office advised, “…against all non-essential travel both domestically (including within the province) and internationally. As well, travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel) and to remote communities that are not connected to the provincial highway system by a year-round all-weather road is prohibited until the current public health orders are amended.”.  It also advised that people travelling to northern Manitoba and to remote communities cannot be displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Now that summer is well underway, people are heading to provincial parks. Our office has heard some concerns over this. The Minister’s office stated that, “With respect to non-residents travelling to the north while visiting provincial parks interpretation the State of Emergency Orders differently than the Parks Branch, we have no authority to sanction the admittance of non-residents to the north or into northern provincial parks (unless they meet one of the exceptions listed in the Order).”.

 

The Minister’s office also advised that Manitoba Infrastructure has conducted random check stops and coordinated traffic control with Conservation Officers on Highways #10 and #6. Education pamphlets about travel restriction into the north were handed out. However, the letter stated that are is no current data on that information.

Finally, the month of June was Pride Month. Our community held The Pas Pride Parade on June 28 on a rainy day. However, the display of rainbows sure brightened up the parade and spirits. It was quite moving and inspirational to see many of our youth participating as well! Thank you to OCN JR. Onekanew mena Onuschekewak, Adrianna Sawchyn (Aurora Sacred Healing Centre) and the community for the donations for the parade to happen safely. We were also lucky to have our very own Dr. Alex Wilson as our guest speaker. Her research has highlighted the urgency to address suicide rates in LGBTTQ and two-spirit people in First Nations in Manitoba and beyond. In May of 2017, I had the honour to recognize Dr. Alex Wilson at the Manitoba Legislature for all her hard work, perseverance and dedication to LGBTTQ people and First Nations people.

 

As the Official Opposition, we are not expecting the government to hold session until October. Until then, all MLAs are working within their constituencies. Kininaskomitanow.

 

For further questions or concerns, please email me at Amanda.lathlin@yourmanitoba.ca or contact me on (204) 623-2034 or (204) 945-6979. If you have questions about COVID-19 contact Health links at (204) 788-8667 or 1-888-315-9257.

Niki Ashton Calling on the Federal Government for Disaster Assistance

In the wake of a recent washout on Provincial Road 280 between Split Lake and Keeyask our MP Niki Ashton has been urging the Federal Government to provide disaster relief to deal with infrastructure damage caused by record rainfall in Northern Manitoba.

 

Ashton added that the washout has been fixed on Provincial Road 280 but that there needs to be ongoing proper maintenance on the road.

 

Other highways in the North have been washed out by the extreme weather and Ashton says that cuts to maintenance and the lack of maintenance are part of the problem and this must be addressed by the provincial Government as soon as possible as many people in the North rely on these roads for transportation so they can access essential services.

 

Ashton believes that there is a clear role for the Federal Government to step in and make sure we have the resources necessary to protect our roads and infrastructure. 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #123

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital or intensive care, 
16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 641 laboratory tests were performed yesterday, bringing the total number performed since early February to 64,968. 
 
Updated case information is now available about travel by an individual previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29. The individual was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 19, not on June 18 as previously reported. Affected rows on that flight are rows 19 to 25. 
 
In addition, people in rows 31 to 37 on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure.  
 
Individuals in affected rows are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on this flight, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and get tested. 
 
While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing.
 
Follow www.twitter.com/MBGovor www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernmenton the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Supports Black Lives Matter

Opaskwayak Cree Nation released and official statement yesterday that they quote stand in solidarity with all communities across Turtle Island that are voicing anguish, anger, and deep frustration with systems that oppress and devalue black lives.

 

The statement also pointed out that OCN has lived with deep separation from neighbours living in The Pas and it’s from their place of inequality that they were inspired to begin the process of dismantling this divide.

 

OCN will continue to fight inequality and the ideology of supremacy that disconnects us from one another and educate others along the way.

Hike to Kwasitchewan Falls

Pisew Falls can easily be reached within minutes thanks to the accessible walkway.

 

But for those who plan to hike out to Kwasitchewan Falls, there’s more planning and preparation needed. It’s a 26-kilometre round trip trail that takes hikers over very rugged terrain and occasionally there are obstacles on the path.

 

Linda Horner with Conservation and Climate says she fields inquiries every day from hikers wanting to visit the Falls. 

 

She encourages them to be prepared for at least 12 hours on the trail in very rugged conditions. That includes packing proper clothing, food and plenty of water. 

 

Horner reminds us that there is no cell service available so be sure to let someone know when you plan to return.   That way someone can sound the alarm if you don’t show up on time.

 

 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #122

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

 
The data also shows:
no individuals are in hospital or intensive care, 
16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
 
An additional 503 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday and 512 tests on Wednesday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 64,329. 
 
One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.
 
Updated information based on the case investigation is now available. People in rows 19 to 25 on flight AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on flight AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. These individuals are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.
 
Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. 
 
While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 
 
The COVID-19 testing site at 1284 Main St. will be closed at noon today for the remainder of the day due to a malfunction with the site’s air conditioning, which could make the site unsafe for staff. Winnipeggers who require testing for COVID-19 today are requested to attend the testing site at St. James Centennial Pool at 644 Parkdale St. as staff from the Main Street location will be redeployed there to accommodate any increased volumes of clients.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19
 

The High School in Cranberry Portage has Suffered Extensive Damage

Cranberry Portage RCMP are investigating a break in at the local high school.  Just after 3:30 Monday morning they were called to the high school in the community for a disturbance. 

 

When officers arrived they found 105 windows had been broken and entry had been made into the computer lab where 42 computers were destroyed.  The damage is estimated to be 200 thousand dollars.

 

On Tuesday a 27 year old man from the community was arrested and will be facing charges of breaking and entering, mischief over five thousand dollars and possessing break in instruments,

The RCMP continue to investigate.    

Possible Scenarios for the Reopening of Schools in Manitoba

It has been reported that schools could reopen in Manitoba this September though certain restrictions would be put in place.

 

Kelsey School Division Chair Vaughn Wadelius spoke to Arctic Radio and said one of the possible scenarios would be to implement the full restriction that has been in place since March with no one allowed in school, another possibility would be to have the schools practice social distancing and limiting groups sizes.

 

According to a statement made by the Kelsey School Division, with the current restrictions on group sizes and the use of space, school buses will have a limit on the number of passengers they can carry affecting transportation.  This is one of many problems they are facing.

 

The Provincial Government is expected to announce what measures will be put in place in Manitoba schools on August 1st.

Pride Bridge to be Painted in The Pas

As an alternative to a pride crosswalk plans are in the works to paint the wooden bridge at Lavellee Park here in The Pas with pride colours.

 

The park is located near the river at the end of Patrick Avenue. It has not been determined when the painting will begin but permission to go ahead with the project has already been given by the town.

Opaskwayak Child and Family Services Anger Management and Domestic Violence Workshop

Opaskwayak Child and Family Services will be having an anger management and domestic violence workshop from July 6th until the 8th at the Wescana Inn’s Lower Banquet Room from 5PM Until 9PM.

 

Those that take part in the program will receive a gift and a certificate of completion.

 

12 participants will be accepted and you are asked to call 204-627-7157 if you would like to sign up.

The Pas Community Development Corporation Down Payment Assistance Program

Applications are open for The Pas Community Development Corporations Down Payment Assistance Program.

 

First time house buyers could receive around $16, 000 for down payments and closing costs.

 

More information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found on The Pas Community Development Corporations Facebook Page.

 

The deadline for applications is July 31st

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