COVID-19

The great Zoom experience

I grew up on movies, especially the ones about the so-called “great college experience,” one of learning, meeting friends, sitting in great big lecture halls,…







PCs throwing province off a cliff by dropping masks

On March 15 the Progressive Conservative party (PC) dropped Manitoba’s mask mandate. The PCs are facing what looks to be an inevitable demise come next provincial election and it appears the party is finding it increasingly futile to play along with public health measures it so clearly resents. The result may culminate in yet another self-destructive attempt at returning to pre-COVID life. We’ve been here before, and it didn’t end well.


Manitoba lifts most remaining COVID restrictions

Manitoba has eliminated most COVID-19-related restrictions and health orders, however, the University of Manitoba is continuing its mask and vaccine mandate until at least the end of the 2022 winter term.



Stefanson exaggerated ICU capacity during third wave

During last year’s third wave of COVID-19, Heather Stefanson claimed Manitoba’s health-care system could handle dozens more critically ill cases five days after a top health official discussed the possibility of out-of-province ICU patient transfers.