Manitoba to develop outdoor visitation shelters at personal care homes

Manitoba to develop outdoor visitation shelters at personal care homes  Government also accepting proposals for safety and capital upgrades: Friesen The Manitoba government is working to develop outdoor, all-season shelters that will be located near personal care homes and be suitable for residents to safely visit with loved ones, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced On June 22. “Allowing personal care…

Obituary Verne Thomas “Tom” Howe

Verne Thomas Howe May 13, 1947 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 73) Obituary & Services Tribute Wall Obituary Verne Thomas “Tom” Howe   We are saddened to announce the passing of Tom on June 15th, 2020. Tom was born May 13th, 1947 to parents Mary & Tom Howe. He was welcomed by big sisters Bev and Sharon and…

Investment to further pea and fava bean processing on the prairies

Investment to further pea and fava bean processing on the prairiesProtein Supercluster investment to help find solutions to processing in cold climates and new pea and fava bean products. WINNIPEG, MB, June 19, 2020 - Today, Protein Industries Canada announced its sixth investment into a collaborative R&D project to help advance Canada's plant protein ecosystem. The project brings together investment into new technologies and processes…

City releases permit values for May

City releases permit values for May  The May 2020 value for building permits totals almost $56 million. This is down from the same permit granting period of over $104 million in 2019. As the combined nearly $1 billion in construction winds down at Simplot and Roquette, it is expected permit value totals will also drop. In this report, the planning…

Friday is Free Fry Day

Friday is Free Fry DayMcCain Foods, Smart Electric, Mid-Plains Implements in partnership with the Carberry Fair Potato Truck Pull, have teamed together to host a Free Fry Day community event to raise funds for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation while simultaneously supporting Canadian potato farmers on Friday, June 19, as nearly 7,500 bags of French-fry potato products, supplied by McCain…

Bike Week offers family fun

Bike Week offers family funThe annual Bike Week continues tonight with a Freezie Ride From 6 – 8 p.m., the Freezie Ride is an opportunity to get the family and friends out for an after supper treat or three. Freezie stops will be at YQS, FLR, LVS, ECVS and Island Park. Groups that ride the entire route will have…

Fast COVID-19 vaccine timelines are unrealistic and put the integrity of scientists at risk

Fast COVID-19 vaccine timelines are unrealistic and put the integrity of scientists at riskAuthors Byram W. Bridle, Associate Professor of Viral Immunology, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Shayan Sharif, Professor of Immunology and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, University of Guelph The average times of the fastest sprinters in the 100-metre dash are in the ballpark of 10 seconds. So, what would you think if someone…

Brain research shows the arts promote mental health

  by Brittany Harker Martin Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary Disclosure statement Brittany Harker Martin owns Mindset Consulting Inc. and is the founder of Brain Smoothies, an art-based program. During self-isolation due to coronavirus, many are turning to the arts. Perhaps they seek a creative outlet or opportunity for expression, but…

Annual Bike Week fun starts today

Annual Bike Week fun starts todayThe annual Bike Week kicks off today (June 15) with activities planned each evening until the final pedal turns on Sunday. Here’s some information from the Active Transportation Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/activetransportationplap/) June 15 Curious about the trails along the river? The Junk Yard Dogs are leading a ride Monday, June 15 so people can try…

Province wide state of emergency extended

Province wide state of emergency extendedThe Manitoba government is extending the province wide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to continue to protect the health and safety of Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The extension takes effect at 4 p.m. Monday, June 15 for a period of 30 days. A state of emergency allows the government…