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Mechanism to appeal questionable water bills could be added to utility bylaw

Mechanism to appeal questionable water bills could be added to utility bylaw

The city may also consider changing the frequency of water bills from quarterly to monthly.
Pimicikamak Cree Nation member receives RCMP Long Service Award

Pimicikamak Cree Nation member receives RCMP Long Service Award

Staff Sgt. Shayne Smith has spent his 21-year RCMP career in Manitoba’s D Division and been posted to several northern First Nations.
Number of Manitoba COVID patients in hospital and intensive care continues to rise

Number of Manitoba COVID patients in hospital and intensive care continues to rise

COVID-19 outbreak declared by province at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home Jan. 17.
More than 500 patients with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals

More than 500 patients with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals

Six northern health districts have 100 or more active infections, including Thompson/Mystery Lake with 151.
Catholic group donates children’s coats to Northlands Denesuline First Nation

Catholic group donates children’s coats to Northlands Denesuline First Nation

Knights of Columbus focused 2021 Coats For Kids donations on Indigenous and First Nations youth in the spirit of reconciliation.
Parents and close contacts will no longer be notified about COVID cases in schools as in-person learning is set to resume

Parents and close contacts will no longer be notified about COVID cases in schools as in-person learning is set to resume

Public health will monitor student and staff absenteeism to see if virus transmission is occurring and could recommend testing or one-week remote learning periods if it is.
Juniper School gets snack money

Juniper School gets snack money

The school’s snack program is the latest beneficiary of a donation from 100 Women Who Care Thompson.
New Travel Manitoba consultant now in charge of trying to boost northern tourism

New Travel Manitoba consultant now in charge of trying to boost northern tourism

Mike Goodyear, who lives in Churchill and is from Lynn Lake, is the point person tasked with helping Northern Manitoba’s tourism sector grow.
Most Manitobans likely to be exposed to COVID in the coming weeks, public health officer says

Most Manitobans likely to be exposed to COVID in the coming weeks, public health officer says

Premier confirms that in-person school will resume for all students on Jan. 17.
‘Huge failure:’ Leaf Rapids hospital closed ‘until further notice’

‘Huge failure:’ Leaf Rapids hospital closed ‘until further notice’

The Leaf Rapids Health Centre was originally expected to reopen Jan. 10 after being temporarily closed since Dec. 28 due to staff shortage but the Northern Regional Health Authority said Monday that the closure would continue indefinitely.