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- CTV News – Metis service authority to continue supporting youth during pandemic: The Manitoba Metis Child and Family Services agencies have issued an order to maintain support of those who will be aging out of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Global News – Métis Nation of Alberta announces COVID-19 support plan: The plan aims to respond to the immediate needs of Métis Nation citizens who have been affected by the pandemic.
- University Affairs – Researchers examine the growing phenomenon of “self-Indigenization”: The trend seems to be particularly prevalent in Eastern Canada and among those claiming Métis ancestry.
- Northern News Service – NWT Metis Nation offers Elders assistance program: the $500 payout is targeted to elders who are NWT residents and 55 years or older and can’t access the on the land support.
- CBC – ‘I’ll have nothing’: Winnipeggers grateful for new COVID-19 benefits but scared about long-term prospects: Cassandra Woolover, a Métis small-business owner, is applying for the benefit. Her new, Metis-inspired clothing line, Metis Branded, is also on hold without the bank loans or grants she planned to apply for.
- APTN – Metis hunter in Alberta says threats not new in province: A Metis hunter in Alberta says he had an incident this past November a short distance from where two Metis hunters were shot and killed.
- CBC – 3rd death and 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, chief public health officer says: 217 confirmed and probable cases of the virus in the province
- CTV News – Respiratory outbreak being investigated at Winnipeg hospital: “Eight staff, and three patients with symptoms have been tested to determine the cause of their illness,” Siragusa said. “A test for COVID-19 was also included.”
- Global News – Manitoba government makes call for medical supplies to help in coronavirus fight: Shared Health is also calling on businesses that have personal protective equipment on hand to donate the items if possible.
- Winnipeg Sun – No rebates coming, but penalties for missed payments waived by MPI: The move precedes an April 6 announcement of an $800 million pandemic insurance rebate in the U.S.
- Winnipeg Free Press – Manitoba plans for construction of temporary COVID-19 hospitals: With the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations expected to soar in the coming weeks, Manitoba has put out a call to set up eight temporary hospitals — in three regions of the province — including as many as four in Winnipeg.
- CBC – Manitoba to unveil new measures to enforce physical distancing, premier says: Mayor demands clarity as city inundated by complaints about violations
- CTV News – On-demand grocery delivery service launches in Winnipeg amid pandemic: Canadian E-Market has partnered with Food Fare as well as other local groceries, making these stores available through its website.
- The Globe and Mail – The latest on the coronavirus: Vancouver to close Stanley Park to car traffic; Ford says; Manitoba reports third death
- CTV News – Documents reveal glimpse into Canada’s early COVID-19 plans: The documents offer a glimpse into some of the early-stage federal conversations and policy decisions made in the months after the novel coronavirus was identified and labelled COVID-19.
- The Globe and Mail – Canadian firms tapped to produce hospital gowns and up to 30,000 ventilators: Mr. Trudeau could not provide a precise delivery schedule for these new ventilators, but he said he expected them to be available “in the coming weeks and months.”
- Winnipeg Sun – COVID-19 could kill 40% of small businesses: Survey: Owners of a whopping 40% of Canadian small businesses are worried the pandemic will force the closure of their operations, a survey has found.
- APTN – Federal government opens up aid package for Indigenous organizations: The federal government has opened the window on a portion of the $305 million dollar aid package aimed at helping First Nation, Metis and Inuit people and business through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Globe and Mail – Canada begins clinical trial of experimental COVID-19 treatment using plasma from recovered individuals: A team of blood transfusion experts from across Canada is planning the world’s largest clinical trial of a potential treatment for COVID-19.
- Winnipeg Sun – 3M makes deal with White House, says Canada will continue to receive N95 masks: 3M and the U.S. government “worked together to ensure that this plan does not create further humanitarian implications for countries currently fighting the COVID-19 outbreak,” the company said in a statement …