TORONTO – It appears the world finally has an effective Ebola vaccine.
A new study reported Friday that a vaccine designed by scientists working at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg induces a quick and highly effective response, protecting 100 per cent of the people who got it against the virus.
This is the first time an experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to prevent people from becoming infected with the deadly disease.
The Winnipeg Jets have formed a partnership with the Tulsa Oilers as their new ECHL affiliate.
“Tulsa is an organization that shares our level of commitment to success and we look forward to working together to provide our players’ opportunities to further develop themselves on and off the ice,” said Craig Heisinger, senior VP and assist GM of the Winnipeg Jets.
“We are particularly excited to continue our relationship with head coach Jason Christie who has been an integral component of some of our prospects development in the past.”
WINNIPEG — MTS is spending $45 million to acquire wireless spectrum from WIND Mobile in an effort to increase speed along its network.
MTS will get 15 MHz of paired AWS-1 spectrum to improve the customer experience, paired with spectrum already acquired through the federal government’s auction earlier this year.
“We are appreciative of the concrete steps that the government has been taking to create more choice, lower prices and better wireless service for Canadians and their families,” said MTS Allstream CEO Jay Forbes.
WIND CEO Alek Krstajic says the sale will allow its network to expand and finish the rollout of LTE.
(NC) — Warm-weather gatherings are a perfect way to spend time with family and friends. Follow these four simple tips for a perfect, stress-free summer soiree that both you and your guests will enjoy.
Pick a theme
Start by choosing a theme for your summer celebration. A defined focus will allow you to quickly narrow menu and décor selections. Easy ideas include seasonally inspired concepts, like Christmas in July; location-specific parties, such as a Hawaiian luau; and era themes, like the Roaring Twenties.
Here’s a list of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule on Terry Fox Day, Monday, August 3…
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Winnipeg Liquor Marts will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for cityplace, which will be closed. All Liquor Marts outside of Winnipeg will be operating on their regular Sunday schedule.
WINNIPEG — Showing resilience and a fair amount of guts, Drew Willy used all four limbs to pace the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 23-13 win Thursday night against the B.C. Lions. The quarterback left last week’s game against Edmonton with a knee injury, but returned to start this week to pass for 269 yards and two touchdowns while scampering for a team-high 72 yards on the ground.
“I’m confident in my ability, I’m obviously a drop back quarterback but at the same time I try to be athletic out there and do what I can,” said Willy. “I’m going to fight for my teammates.”
In front of 27,214 fans at Investors Group Field, Willy overcame a porous offensive line to spread the love to eight receivers on 17-for-25 passing. Receiver Darvin Adams had long plays of 36 and 56 yards, the latter resulting in a touchdown, for his total of 127 yards. Justin Veltung replaced an injured Nick Moore admirably, catching five passes for 58 yards. Winnipeg improves to 3-3 with the win, while B.C. falls to 2-3.
To prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, the province has four boat inspection stations available to the public this weekend.
From today until Monday, August 3, boaters can stop by St. Vital Park in Winnipeg or Selkirk Park in Selkirk.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship says two watercraft inspection teams will also be on the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg. One team will rove between Balsam Bay and Grand Beach, while the other team will be stationed at Winnipeg Beach.