The Week That Was

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – A look back at some of the week’s more popular stories.

– Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says critical-level restrictions, while extended for at least two more weeks, will now allow the Winnipeg Jets to play at Bell MTS Place during the NHL season that starts on Wednesday – just without any fans in the stands. He says he reviewed the team’s safety protocols and considers the COVID-19 risk to be low. Click here for more.

– Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton got in hot water for travelling to Greece during the pandemic to be with a sick family member, and the party, while sympathetic, said it went against public health recommendations and removed her from her role as shadow cabinet critic. In the days that followed, multiple MLAs and MPs were accused of skirting the rules this winter, including backbencher MLA James Teitsma who went to B.C. with his family; Senator Don Plett who made a quick trip to Mexico before changing his mind; MPs Sameer Zuberi and Kamal Khera; Ontario’s finance minister Rod Phillips, who resigned after vacationing in St. Barts; and Alberta municipal affairs minister Tracy Allard who took a family trip to Hawaii. The Manitoba NDP said three of their MLAs left the province between September 1 and November 12, the code red restrictions hit: leader Wab Kinew went to his home First Nation in Lake of the Woods, Ontario a couple of times and spent a weekend there; MLA Tom Lindsey lives in Flin Flon and crossed the border toward Creighton, Saskatchewan; and Bernadette Smith took a trip to Terrace, B.C. Click here for more.

– The City of Winnipeg wants to know when the province is planning to start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to police, fire fighters, and paramedics. Click here for more.

– How is it that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hasn’t given The Guess Who credit where it’s due? GuessWho4TheHall is gathering a million signatures calling for the Hall to recognise the success in hit singles like “American Woman” from the late ‘60s through mid-’70s. Find out how you can get involved. Click here for more.

– An Oscar may be on its way for this film produced by students at Sisler High. Click here for more.