News briefs for Friday, August 26, 2022


Advertise with us

A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Friday, August 26, 2022

Read this article for free:


Already have an account? Log in here »

To continue reading, please subscribe:

Monthly Digital Subscription

$4.75 per week*

  • Enjoy unlimited reading on
  • Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
  • Access News Break, our award-winning app
  • Play interactive puzzles

*Billed as $19.00 plus GST every four weeks. Cancel anytime.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 26/08/2022 (275 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Friday, August 26, 2022

12:59 PM

Diane Gray steps down from CentrePort to become deputy minister of PrairiesCan

Diane Gray, the only CEO CentrePort Canada has had, is stepping down from that role after marshalling the development of the 20,000-acre inland port into a thriving industrial hub.

She has just been named President of Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairesCan), effectively the deputy minister of PrairiesCan.

Gray was instrumental in both creating the unique structure of the inland port and allowing for more than $1 billion of development in the northwest quadrant of the city and the RM of Rosser, including the construction of the $120 million CentrePort Canada Way and the CentrePort Canada Rail Park, the 600-acre rail park that Focus Equities is expected to break ground on in the next few weeks.

2:47 PM

Manitoba expands eligibility for monkeypox vaccine

More Manitobans will be able to receive the monkeypox vaccine as a pre-exposure prophylaxis starting Monday.

Manitoba public health has expanded eligibility for the vaccine to include:

  • cisgender, transgender or two-spirit people who self-identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) community and who meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • have received a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection in the past six months;
    • have had two or more sexual partners in the last 90 days;
    • have had anonymous sex in the past 90 days (e.g. using apps, online sites, formal/informal gatherings) or are planning to;
    • have attended locations for sexual contact (e.g. bath houses or sex clubs) or are planning to;
    • engaged in sex work or plan to, as a worker or client; or
    • any sexual contacts of the individuals described above.

Booking for appointments under the expanded criteria will begin Aug. 29 at 9 a.m.

Anyone can become infected with monkeypox. However, in Canada and around the world,  infections have been primarily reported among people who self-identify as belonging to the gbMSM community, according to the province.

One case of monkeypox has been reported to date in the province.

3:40 PM

One person in custody in Selkirk incident

One person is in custody after Manitoba RCMP asked the public to avoid an apartment building in the 1000 block of Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk.

RCMP said the “elevated presence” in the city north of Winnipeg was part of an ongoing investigation.

RCMP said shortly before 3:30 p.m. that one person was in custody.

Report Error Submit a Tip


Advertise With Us