From January 1 to November 30, 2021, 73 people lost their lives in 63 vehicle collisions across Manitoba RCMP jurisdiction. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in 21 of these collisions.
Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.1 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on December 3, 2021, 319 new cases of the virus have been identified since Wednesday: 172 cases on Thursday, Dec. 2; and 147 cases today.
The Manitoba government is investing $31.6 million to expand the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, positioning the facility to play an increased role in the provincial surgery program while continuing to serve the emergency and urgent care needs of patients in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA).
Vehicles equipped with winter tires are in fewer crashes than vehicles without winter tires, according to a Manitoba Public Insurance report issued last year. Based on analysis of winter month claims (November to March), winter tire use is estimated to reduce collision claim frequency by 6.3 per cent.
The Manitoba government is expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists to include assessments and prescriptions for some individuals with bladder infections (cystitis) to help improve access to timely, convenient health care.
The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services reports, while the cash hog market continues to face pressure, the futures market looks good.
The Manitoba government has announced that it is contributing nearly $6 million to support water supply investment projects in Morden and the surrounding region.
The Manitoba government has signed a contribution agreement with Xplornet Communications Inc. to provide broadband services to nearly 30 First Nations and approximately 350 rural and northern communities.
The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork reports the investigation into the cause of Manitoba’s latest Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak is well underway and the hope is that its spread has been contained. 12 cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea have been confirmed in Manitoba since the outbreak was identified October 25th.
Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.1 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on November 29, 2021, 495 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 153 cases on Friday, Nov. 26; 124 cases on Saturday, Nov. 27; and 132 cases on Sunday, Nov 28; and 86 cases today.