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Swerving vehicle pulled over on Highway 6, impaired driving charge laid

Swerving vehicle pulled over on Highway 6, impaired driving charge laid

48-year-old driver spotted by Thompson RCMP officer on Highway 6 provided breath samples nearly three times the legal limit.
When pandemic ends, Manitoba health care system will need to expand, says NDP leader

When pandemic ends, Manitoba health care system will need to expand, says NDP leader

COVID-19 repeatedly straining the province’s health care system and forcing surgical and diagnostic postponements shows it doesn’t have the necessary capacity to cope with unanticipated demands.
Thompson RCMP arrest man for throwing bag of used needles, carrying a homemade weapon

Thompson RCMP arrest man for throwing bag of used needles, carrying a homemade weapon

31-year-old from Winnipeg was arrested after a disturbance Jan. 10 and faces 14 charges, including assault with a weapon.
Northern First Nations planning now to cope with coming omicron challenges

Northern First Nations planning now to cope with coming omicron challenges

Leaders expect more cases of COVID-19 to come, as infections usually peak later in the north than the south.
MP’s call for military support driven by politics, not First Nations needs, says AMC grand chief

MP’s call for military support driven by politics, not First Nations needs, says AMC grand chief

Arlen Dumas said MP Niki Ashton did not reach out to First Nations leadership before asking for Armed Forces support, which he calls a stop gap measure.
COVID-related hospitalizations jump over 25 per cent in three days as active cases in Manitoba pass 100K

COVID-related hospitalizations jump over 25 per cent in three days as active cases in Manitoba pass 100K

19 deaths resulting from COVID-19 infections were reported from Saturday to Monday and an outbreak was declared at the Thompson General Hospital obstetrics and neonatal unit.
Manitoba Liberals say they won’t field candidate in Thompson byelection

Manitoba Liberals say they won’t field candidate in Thompson byelection

Party encourages Progressive Conservatives not to contest election either out of respect for the late NDP MLA Danielle Adams.
Manitoba extends public health orders as COVID-19 infections continue rising

Manitoba extends public health orders as COVID-19 infections continue rising

Public health restrictions that took effect Dec. 21 will remain in place until Feb. 1, health minister announces.
Prosecutors ask Supreme Court to hear appeal of sentence given to former Thompson RCMP officer

Prosecutors ask Supreme Court to hear appeal of sentence given to former Thompson RCMP officer

The sentence imposed on Abram Letkeman by Manitoba’s Court of Appeal in July only serves to fuel the impression that the legal system has different standards for police officers convicted of crimes, Crown argues.
Northern First Nations organization leaders discussing next steps in COVID-19 battle Jan. 7

Northern First Nations organization leaders discussing next steps in COVID-19 battle Jan. 7

10 Northern Manitoba First Nations have lockdowns or restrictions in place in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 as provincial new case numbers shatter previous daily records despite vast majority of infections not being tallied.