Tag: Manitoba

Manitoba bolsters rules in attempt to further control spread of COVID-19

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is tightening rules aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid the growing threat posed by variants of the virus. People will be considered contacts of a case — and be required to undergo testing and self-isolation — if they have been in close range of an infection for 10…

TraceSCAN COVID-19 wearable contact tracing solution adopted by Manitoba First Nation

Following a successful pilot project, the Waywayseecappo First Nation (WFN) has adopted the TraceSCAN, a COVID-19 wearable contact tracing solution developed by Facedrive Inc. Since 2,750 active cases have been reported as of Thursday in First Nation communities, the First Nation is taking a proactive approach to adopt the cutting-edge wearable to combat the COVID-19…

Vaccine shipments on their way to Manitoba First Nations

The first shipments of the Moderna vaccine earmarked for Manitoba’s 63 First Nations began rolling out of Winnipeg on Thursday. A total of 5,300 doses were shipped to First Nations communities for immediate vaccination, and an additional 5,300 have been committed by the provincial government and will roll out the week of Feb. 23. The…

Manitoba plans infrastructure protection law, private liquor and education reform

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is planning to prevent blockades of railways, roads and other infrastructure by making them a separate offence under provincial law. The government also revealed plans Monday to amalgamate collective bargaining by teachers and to allow more private alcohol sales. Cabinet ministers in the Progressive Conservative government gave notice in the…