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Northern nursing shortages causing suffering for patients and health care workers

Northern nursing shortages causing suffering for patients and health care workers

30 per cent of registered nurse positions are vacant in Thompson, while in Lynn Lake four of five jobs are empty.
Stay off river ice until it gets thicker, Grand Rapids RCMP warn

Stay off river ice until it gets thicker, Grand Rapids RCMP warn

Officers in the community have received five reports of people walking on the ice near the bridge over the Saskatchewan River in the past two days.
Long-time MKO training co-ordinator recognized with workforce development award

Long-time MKO training co-ordinator recognized with workforce development award

Freda Lepine received an individual leadership award in career and workforce development from the Manitoba Association for Career Development in early November.
Have a safe Christmas by getting vaccinated, says Indigenous health expert

Have a safe Christmas by getting vaccinated, says Indigenous health expert

Children nine and under are the age group with the most active cases in First Nations right now.
Tree trimmings honour memory of residential school survivors and victims

Tree trimmings honour memory of residential school survivors and victims

Thompson family adorns Christmas tree with orange ribbons as a reminder that every child matters.
Manitoba passes 1,300 total COVID-linked deaths

Manitoba passes 1,300 total COVID-linked deaths

12 deaths from four health regions over the past three days announced Nov. 24, but none were residents of Northern Manitoba.
Island Lake First Nations getting $145,000 in provincial funding for restorative justice

Island Lake First Nations getting $145,000 in provincial funding for restorative justice

Restorative justice approaches involve victims and the community in dealing with some crimes to help reduce incarceration and the likelihood of the perpetrator reoffending.
Crime, policing costs and pandemic’s financial impacts among top concerns of Manitoba cities

Crime, policing costs and pandemic’s financial impacts among top concerns of Manitoba cities

Leaders of the province’s 10 largest communities met with each other and heads of smaller municipalities during convention in Winnipeg this week.
Northern snowmobile tourism promotion group launches online sled-friendly training program

Northern snowmobile tourism promotion group launches online sled-friendly training program

SledMB53’s training is free to Manitoba communities and businesses above the 53rd parallel and aims to help them attract snowmobilers to their area.
Landlords ask for summit with city to discuss water utility issues

Landlords ask for summit with city to discuss water utility issues

Group of 17 landlords and property managers who have been meeting for eight months collectively pay about $700,000 in annual property taxes.