Katie May, Winnipeg Free Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Recent articles by Katie:

Manitoba doctor accused of assaulting more patients

A rural Manitoba doctor is facing new charges of sexual assault following allegations of abuse by more than 20 patients he treated over the course of nearly 15 years. → Read More

Churches' court challenge over COVID-19 restrictions dismissed

A Manitoba chief judge has dismissed a constitutional challenge to the province's public health orders. In lengthy decisions released this morning, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal ruled Manitoba's COVID-19 public health orders do not constitute an infringement of charter rights. → Read More

Steinbach-area cleric arrested on public-health order violation gets bail

A Manitoba pastor is being released from custody after he agreed not to organize or incite any gathe... → Read More

Guilty plea ends 2020 murder trial

A day after he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, a Winnipeg man admitted to fatally shooting another man in the face.Christian Bruce will be sentenced to life in prison, after Crown prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the lesser charge of second-degree murder Tuesday, the second day of his trial. → Read More

No parole for 13 years for 2017 murder

A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years for the 2017 fatal attack on a friend and stabbing his own sister.Edmond Wayne Chartrand, 34, received his sentence Monday, after being convicted by a jury in April of second-degree murder and attempted murder. → Read More

Tentative contract for nurses 'very underwhelming'

A proposed seven-year contract for Manitoba nurses is drawing a mixed reaction.After spending the past four years without a contract, nurses working in public hospitals and health-care centres learned a long-awaited tentative agreement was reached Wednesday that offers a retroactive 9.6 per cent general wage increase over seven years. → Read More

Travellers on board with vaccine mandate

Travellers who arrived in Winnipeg Wednesday welcomed news of the national vaccine mandate that will mean everyone who boards a plane or train must be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. "(It's a) huge sigh of relief!" said Sheila Smyth after she and her husband landed in Winnipeg to visit their daughter, whom they haven't seen since before the pandemic. → Read More

Manitoba to expand eligibility for third COVID-19 doses

Access to third doses of COVID-19 vaccines is being expanded in Manitoba.Front-line health-care workers, as well as anyone who previously received AstraZeneca, will soon be able to get a third dose. → Read More

Pastor delivers pro-vaccine message with love

First, his message was "stay home." Then, "get vaccinated. → Read More

Gas prices spike in city

Gas prices in Winnipeg are near the record high and could stay that way for the foreseeable future.Across Canada, gas prices are on the rise and pandemic-related changes in global oil demand are to blame, says one analyst. → Read More

Restrictions draw unfavourable reviews in Southern Health

STEINBACH — Regional retail capacity limits and restrictions targeting the unvaccinated drew mixed reaction in southern Manitoba. While some cheered the new rules, others saw them as sowing seeds for further division. → Read More

Manitoba sends meds to Alberta, pledges help for other provinces in COVID's fourth wave

Manitoba will send pharmaceuticals to other provinces in need during the fourth wave, Premier Kelvin Goertzen said Friday.Goertzen said the province has sent medications to Alberta for critically ill COVID-19 patients, and will help other provinces as much as it can in the fourth wave. → Read More

Nursing shortage forcing longer ER wait times: union

High job vacancy rates in Manitoba hospitals are continuing to cause bottlenecks that keep ERs full and patients waiting longer, the Manitoba Nurses Union says. A critical nursing shortage in Manitoba and across the country is to blame for unfilled positions and a growing number of local nurses looking for work outside of the public health-care system, according to the union. → Read More

Health agency fights dewormer drug claims

A rural Manitoba billboard claiming a dewormer drug treats COVID-19 was investigated by Health Canada and ordered taken down, but the federal agency ultimately can’t stop people from improperly ingesting the substance. → Read More

Fight against abuse images expands

A Winnipeg web-crawling program that fights the spread of child sexual abuse images has expanded its global reach. New Zealand’s Classification Office is now working with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Project Arachnid, a web-crawler tool that tracks down such online images and issues takedown notices. → Read More

Tory Morantz wins Winnipeg seat by 24 votes; recount planned

It's a squeaker, but the Conservative incumbent appears to have retained his seat in west Winnipeg — by a tiny margin of 24 votes.Marty Morantz has the slimmest of leads over Liberal candidate Doug Eyolfson in the Charleswood-St. → Read More

West Winnipeg riding candidates watch, wait for mail-in ballot count

An unusually high number of special ballots needing to be verified and counted mean voters in a west Winnipeg riding likely won't know who their elected MP is until later this week.It could take another one or two days for the winner to be declared in Charleswood—St. → Read More

Eyolfson, Morantz too close for early call on Winnipeg west edge

One of the tightest federal election races in Manitoba is still too close to call. In Charleswood—St. → Read More

Human demand for horse dewormer 'raises concerns'

Strict warnings not to ingest horse dewormer haven't deterred some Manitobans from seeking out agric... → Read More

Some still waiting for vaccine cards

Supply shortages that delayed shipments of Manitoba vaccine cards this summer have been resolved, the province says, but some people are still waiting. Winnipeg resident Barbara Palmer and her husband both applied for their vaccine cards on the same day, July 3. He received his plastic card in less than three weeks, but hers hasn't arrived. → Read More