Winnipeg Transit taking applications for new low-income bus pass

The City of Winnipeg is taking applications for its new low-income transit program. Winnipeg city councillors voted in favour of creating the program in October, and once it’s up and running, eligible adults will see a 30 per cent discount for monthly bus passes this year. That discount is set to increase to 40 per cent May 2021 and 50 […]

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For Fed Chair Powell, March was pure madness as coronavirus response intensified

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A half-hour staff meeting in a secure location. A 40-minute consultation with an infectious disease specialist. Multiple days of “unscheduled telephone calls from home with staff and other government officials,” including Saturdays and Sundays. These are just a few of the items on Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s March calendar, released on Friday, that chronicle a dramatic […]

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French life will not be normal after May 11, Macron says

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that ending the national lockdown on May 11 would be only a first step for France to pull out of the coronavirus crisis, for which his handling faces mounting criticism. Traditional Labour Day protests that usually draw thousands of demonstrators to the streets were cancelled this year due to the virus […]

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Coronavirus: Ontario allows certain businesses, workplaces to reopen May 4

The Ontario government says it is allowing certain business and workplaces to reopen on May 4, as long as they comply with strict public health measures set out during the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses permitted to start back up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects. “We have consulted with our chief medical officer, and today we are able […]

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Exxon, Chevron slam brakes on shale as oil demand tumbles

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp are slamming the brakes on oil output, as the top two U.S. producers plan for combined global shut-ins of 800,000 barrels per day in response to plunging crude prices and fuel demand. Both companies on Friday outlined deep cuts in investments in the Permian shale basin, the top U.S. oilfield where […]

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What’s open in Manitoba after the coronavirus pandemic

The province of Manitoba announced that several types of businesses and groups will be allowed to partially reopen starting May 4 — under some social distancing restrictions. But that doesn’t mean everyone will be ready to open. Staff have to be hired back and preparations need to be made. Below is a list of businesses that closed due to the […]

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