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Senior reporter at CBC Manitoba. Author of A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba. Co-author, Stuck In The Middle. Food geek. Paddler. Hiker.
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Mar 7, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
A brief thread on what Manitoba knew about ICU capacity in May 2021, when the third wave of #COVID19 was getting severe ... On May 7, Lanette Siragusa of Shared Health told reporters, during a tech briefing, that 129 ICU patients was a "line in the sand."
Feb 10, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read
Longtime city hall nerd here.

Brief thread on tomorrow’s special meeting of #wpgpoli council … There are two actionable components to the motion.

The first: “Be it resolved that the City of Winnipeg Council expects immediate compliance with all applicable laws; including those related to traffic and noise bylaws.”
Feb 9, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Manitoba announced a 17-patient decrease in the number of #COVID19 hospitalizations and 11 more deaths on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2022.

MB #COVID19 patients in hospital: 680 (down 17)

In ICU: 43 (up 3)

Total patients in ICU (COVID and non-COVID): n/a (101 on Tuesday) New cases confirmed today: 472 (understated due to limited testing)

Total deaths since March 2020: 1,613 (up 11)
Feb 9, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Niverville now Manitoba's fastest-growing municipality, 2021 census says | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/ma… Top 5 fastest-growing Manitoba municipalities (population increase from 2016 to 2021):

1. Niverville 29%
2. West St. Paul 25%
3. Neepawa 23%
4. Morden 15%
5. Macdonald 13%
Feb 9, 2022 7 tweets 1 min read
Anti-restrictions protestors have responded to Winnipeg's mayor.

From their statement:

"We have taken a proactive approach to ensure the protest is both peaceful and respectful. Our Code of Conduct requests trucks and drivers limit noise between the hours of 9 p.m. & 9 a.m." "During daytime hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., we ask participants to honk for only 2 minutes at the top of every hour, with short intermittent honking also allowed."
Feb 8, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Manitoba announced a 5-patient decrease in the number of #COVID19 hospitalizations and 2 more deaths on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

MB #COVID19 patients in hospital: 697 (down 5)

In ICU: 40 (down 7)

Total patients in ICU (COVID and non-COVID): n/a (109 on Monday) New cases confirmed today: 413 (understated due to limited testing)

Total deaths since March 2020: 1,602 (up 2)
Feb 7, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Manitoba announced a 5-patient decrease in the number of #COVID19 hospitalizations and 15 more deaths over 3 days ending Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

MB #COVID19 patients in hospital: 702 (down 5)

In ICU: 47 (down 5)

Total patients in ICU (COVID and non-COVID): 109 (up one) New confirmed cases today: 258 (understated due to limited testing)

Total COVID deaths since March 2020: 1,600 (equal to the population of Russell, Man.)
Feb 7, 2022 15 tweets 2 min read
News briefing taking place.

Dr. Marcia Anderson with the First Nations pandemic response team says BIPOC are under-represented among people with three #COVID19 vaccine doses but over-represented so far for pediatric doses. Anderson says risk of breakthrough infections is higher among BIPOC communities.
Nov 15, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Health Minister Audrey Gordon says the surgery-backlog task force won’t be named until after the the throne speech on Nov. 23.

She said everyone knows someone affected by the surgery backlog, including one of her own relatives. Gordon offered “thoughts and prayers” to those affected.
Nov 15, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Manitoba announced 392* new cases of #COVID19 and 4 more deaths over 3 days ending Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Active cases: 1,489
Total caseload: 65,763
Recovered: 62,991
Deaths: 1,273

* May be more once data corrections are announced in the news release, which is late And it's out. 399 new cases total.

Saturday: 140
Sunday: 102
Monday: 157

Typo on active cases in previous tweet, should be 1,499
Nov 12, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
The official text of the new restrictions is out. Some clarifications in it ... #covid19 · As of a minute after midnight, religious gatherings with no vax requirement in Southern Health are capped at 25 people, unless spaces are divided.
Nov 12, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
Due to tech issues at @MBGov, there are no Thursday #COVID19 numbers.

I'm going ahead with the Friday numbers. Thursday appears to be ~161 new cases, plus maybe a few more due to a data correction.
Nov 12, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
MB Liberal leader Dougald Lamont says he doesn’t understand why Southern Health is not in Code Red. He says police and public health inspectors are being harassed and abused.
Nov 12, 2021 14 tweets 2 min read
Monika Warren from Shared Health has replaced Lanette Siragusa at the public health briefing today. Dr. Roussin is unveiling slides, showing growth in cases in Southern Health and in Winnipeg.

Cases rising most rapidly among 0-19 year olds, as @Alana_Cole reported previously.
Nov 12, 2021 24 tweets 3 min read
Right now at city council’s finance committee, some of the councillors are balking at a Winnipeg Police Service request for more money to cover off the budget for 2021. #wpgpoli This happened in part because the city - with a push from Mayor Bowman - gambled and lost on an effort to reduce the payments into the police pension.
Nov 10, 2021 16 tweets 4 min read
Manitoba announced 143 new cases of #COVID19 and 2 more deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

Active cases: 1,457
Total caseload: 65,017
Recovered: 62,292
Deaths: 1,268 The seven-day average daily #COVID19 case count in Manitoba rises slightly to 158.
Nov 9, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Manitoba announced 185 new cases of #COVID19 and 4 more deaths on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Active cases: 1,438
Total caseload: 64,878
Recovered: 62,174
Deaths: 1,266 That’s a new single-day case high for the fourth wave.
Nov 9, 2021 20 tweets 3 min read
Belated Blizzard of ’86 thread … I was 16 years old and I played in a band that played covers.

We had a gig at a house party. I was very excited, but my folks warned me not to go.

I lived in Garden City. The gig was in River Heights. They warned me I wouldn’t be able to get home.

I didn’t listen.
Nov 8, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
Manitoba announced 494 new cases of #COVID19 and 6 more deaths over 3 days ending Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

Active cases: 1,377
Total caseload: 64,701
Recovered: 62,062
Deaths: 1,262 Saturday cases: 183 (highest for 1 day since June 13)
Sunday: 155
Monday: 156
Oct 1, 2021 23 tweets 3 min read
Due to rising #COVID19 hospital admissions, especially among the unvaccinated - and disproportionate admissions from Southern Health - new, targeted restrictions are coming to Manitoba on Oct. 5. Only one household can visit a gathering when anyone present is unvaxed but eligible to be vaxed.

Only 10 people outdoors when anyone present is unvaxed and eligible.
Sep 29, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Manitoba announced 114 new cases of #COVID19 and no additional deaths on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Active cases: 668
Total caseload: 60,443
Recovered: 58,564
Deaths: 1,211 Manitoba #COVID19 patients in hospital: 86 (up 4)

In ICU: 20 (up 1)

Total patients in ICU (COVID and non-COVID): 90 (up 2)