Essential reads for April 23, 2021

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Serving deadly time

Manitoba's ancient, inadequate Stony Mountain Institution has the worst inmate fatality rate of any federal prison in Canada

Ryan Thorpe 
7:00 PM CDT Friday, Apr. 23, 2021
26 minute read

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Recent Editions of Above the Fold

ICU admissions to remain 'severe' in near-future: Atwal

'Open streets' drive Wellington Crescent residents crazy - City hall lobbied to lift restriction on vehicles

'Mad Max' anti-lockdown tour ends abruptly with Bernier's arrest

Monuments and meaning - When we acknowledge the crimes of colonialism, we're learning history, not erasing it

The (railway) ties that bind - The porter, a job born out of the end of slavery, helped build Winnipeg's Black community

Hope for a CFL season - League board meets Monday to decide fate of three-down football in 2021

Seizing the day - Local singer-songwriter Errol Ranville looks for ways to honour history

Apology is the necessary next step

Manitoba neo-Nazi pleads guilty to U.S. charges

Charges stayed against former city teacher accused of assaulting students

Biz community upset reopening plan hinges on vaccine uptake - King's Head Pub prepares to close for good

Pallister plan points to potential fourth wave - Document's lack of science-based decision-making should make Manitobans wary

Winkler businesses host in-house vaccinations

Windows of opportunity - Down with plywood, up with Indigenous art at the Bay

Having a ball - Lark's husband-and-wife team cook crowd-pleasing Italian classic at home

At long last, EURO 2020/21 - Tourney to determine European football supremacy finally gets underway

Yes, these things are 'our Canada'

Manitobans will be allowed visits as of Saturday

Manitoba predicts 'near-normal state' by fall - Health officials advise universities to plan for few classroom restrictions

Manitoba milestone: 70 per cent of adults get first dose

Promising week for Pallister, but is it a pandemic anomaly?

Second developer awarded contract in provincial park - Union, conservation groups say privatization creeps further into Manitoba parks

Grand chiefs demand direct action from province - Government yet to commit to funding searches of residential-school burial sites

Time for Chevy to make a move - Jets need to pay the price for high-end defensive talent in order to be more than also-rans

More talk, less rock - In-depth U.S. podcast covers Winnipeg's Propagandhi

Respect for nurses' efforts long overdue

Genocide on the Prairies - Hundreds of Indigenous children are buried in unmarked graves in Manitoba: researchers

Unmarked graves, undeniable crimes - Calculated effort to conceal deaths at residential schools was genocide, period

Manitoba restrictions here to stay until ICU crisis ends

AFN leadership slate faces lengthy battle online

Mask required - Winnipeg's Spider-Man has fun putting a smile on people's faces

Dying to delight you - Winnipeg actresses having bloody good fun in city’s horror-film hotbed

Striking the right (online) chord - Arts groups have grown in technological savvy since those first awkward steps into cyberspace

Focus more intense on reconsidering place names

Premier refuses to address worst-case scenario for ICUs - Have no fear, Pallister says, Alberta has beds for Manitobans

'How do you decide which child can see their dad for the last time?' - The sorrow of being unable to say good-bye in person

No gimmicks needed for vast majority of Manitobans

Born to swim - Winnipeg Olympic hopeful Wog a natural in the pool

Remote learning to run to end of school year

Feta accompli - Chaeban co-owner finds making cheese is the whey to go

Time to recognize admitting frailty a sign of strength - Tennis star Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from French Open puts spotlight on mental health

Next phase requires much-improved clarity

Scrubs off, jerseys on: health-care workers to attend Jets game

Steinbach-area minister evades arrest

'Helicopter never stopped coming' - Winkler-Morden COVID-19 ward doctor reflects on heavy weight of pandemic weekend

A day at the beach, a harrowing nightmare - Husband, wife and Grand Beach cottager with kayak risk their lives to save two little girls on Lake Winnipeg

Outcry over residential school grave echoes of Canada's broken promises

Jets faithful heed online rallying cry

'Souped-up Grey Cup on ice' - Well-rested Jets take on Habs in series no one expected

'Your call cannot be completed' - As pay phone use dwindles, those who rely on them struggle to find ones in working order

Real-estate boom includes cautionary note

'We need to get to the truth' - Manitoba First Nations call for searches at residential school sites after children's remains found in B.C.

Jets seek to put select fans in stands for next round

Getting the message out in Winkler - Mayor, longtime local doctor encourage residents in one of Manitoba's most reluctant communities to roll up their sleeves for vaccine

Giving them another shot - Province expands second dose options for AstraZeneca recipients

Vaccine incentive takes stickhandling skills - Offering Jets tickets to vaccinated spectators would be persuasive but risky manoeuvre

Indigenous communities remember lost children

Model citizen - After 49 years, Gerry Fingler is closing the doors of Cellar Dweller

Happy Hockey Anniversary! - Today marks 10 years since the return of the Jets

Thorough search needed at residential school sites

Pride and precipice - Guards, inmates at Stony Mountain Institution point to unrelenting gang violence, shocking suicide rate as reasons it should close

Novel coronavirus wave uncovers class divide

Demand for first shots shrinks - As first-dose uptake slows, timeline for 70 per cent coverage pushed back three weeks

Indigenous Manitobans do the heavy lifting to beat down COVID-19

Power failure, future shock - The lights are on, but Manitoba Hydro isn't answering the door to offer clarity on greener power plans

Practice makes perfect - Manitoba's oldest lawyer, 95, has been doling out legal advice for seven decades

Maurice still the man, for now - Jets coach has new lease on life after sweeping Oilers

New executive director has big dreams for WSO

Jubilant Jets fans must stay onside

Tories grilled about safety of out-of-province transfers after ICU patient dies

Misery down the health-care line - Cancelled surgeries leave ailing patients frustrated, disillusioned

Task force sets sights on Manitobans who have yet to get one dose

Key data piece on COVID threat missing from puzzle

Reopening plan points to light at tunnel's end - Too soon to release strategy while devastating third-wave battle continues, but blueprint will provide some hope when it arrives

Former nurse subjects manager, firefighter to 'campaigns of harassment'

Family business - 'The face of Taekwondo Canada right now' is related to 16 black belts

A little help from chef 'friend' - A little help from chef's meal-starter kits, rubs, sauces and dressings

Compassionate housing option deserves support

Manitoba health officials desperately search for ICU space out of province - Saskatchewan agrees to take up to five ICU patients

Jets shoot, we score! - Sweeping Oilers in first-round playoff series provides a welcome distraction

Defiant premier blames Manitobans — not own government — for health crisis

Pallister plays blame game, no one wins

Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later - Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later

Jets drawing on experience in quest for playoff glory - Mature squad uses lessons from the past as it focuses on challenges of the second round

Wholly invested - Local baker's passion for rolled dough inspired her to give noshers more bagel for their buck

The road to net-zero is navigable, but difficult

Manitoba's COVID crisis escalates - More ICU patients transferred to Ontario as province asks for help from Ottawa

Turns out we're not all in this together - Provincial government, health officials have acted flawlessly — just ask them while they're pointing fingers at everyone else

Down on the farm - Even COVID can't halt isolated agriculture activities

Making the best of a lousy long weekend - Sticking to the rules, getting vaccinated now offers hope for a far better summer, Winnipeg epidemiologist says

Cannabis dispute may end up in court - Province infringing treaty rights by shutting down pot shop, Long Plain chief says

Dearly beloved - Treasured keepsakes, fond memories help keep those lost to COVID-19 close

The bear necessities - Couple 'cub scout leaders' for orphan bears

Brown takes nothing for granted - Trainer enjoying every minute after life-changing cancer diagnosis

When the team struggles, consider the coach

In response to record-setting day, Manitoba tweaks restrictions - Households banned from mingling outdoors on long weekend

Pallister pointlessly tries to find brake pedal long after tragic collision - Public-health measure tinkering is far too little, much too late to relieve critical-care hospital crisis

Premier in hot seat as Manitoba 'in the darkest days'

Faith in Manitoba vaccine task force outreach role

No need to second-guess police in fatal shooting: inquest judge - Officers' tactics 'not flawless' but robbery suspect's violent escape precipitated events ending with his death, report concludes

Holy macaroni - Making fresh pasta a meditative process for Harth chef

Grinding to a big splash in Tokyo - Former Winnipegger grinding to a big splash in Tokyo with national women's water polo team

Regular cleanup essential in city's busy parks

COVID-19 surge forces transfer of Manitoba patients to Ontario - Thunder Bay hospital sets aside 20 beds for Manitobans

Flailing about, swamped by the third wave

'Everyone has a breaking point' - New in-custody death reports reveal nine Manitoba inmates committed suicide by hanging in 2019 and 2020

'Alarming' results as researchers put exhausted educators under microscope

Paws-itive roommate experience? - U of M study examining effects of robots on human mental health

Growing concerns - Community gardening set to be summer's pandemic pastime of choice

Trading art school for gridiron - Blue and Gold most important colours to Bombers draft choice

Legislature should adopt land acknowledgment

COVID case numbers jump in Winkler - Unmasked 'hardliners' regularly protest public-health orders, community's vaccination rate among lowest in province

Manitoba ICU capacity can expand to 170 beds: health minister - Stefanson responds to criticism about absence of life-and-death protocol

'The toll on our roads' - Number of Manitoba pedestrians hit by cars increased in 2018-19

A million reasons to celebrate - Riding a wave of popularity, Peg City Car Co-op turns 10, boasts 60-vehicle fleet

The right path - Winnipeg Foundation's first Indigenous, two-spirit CEO to help build brighter future

Solid effort at IG Field but no win-win

History likely to repeat - If Jets can't contain Oilers' big guns, early playoff exit inevitable

Failure to communicate with health staff costly

Fighting blind on the front lines against COVID - Dedicated but exhausted hospital staff not included in planning, ICU doctor says

'There are many out there like Jasmine' - Family mourns as daughter's battle with addiction ends in homicide

Garage with a view - Auto Centre atop the Bay parkade is motoring along

Cirque de l'école - Cirque de l'école: Winnipeg-area school division has become a world leader in circus education

Opportunity sprouts up at First Nation - Kitigay — to plant — grows jobs, hope at Brokenhead

Valour FC hits the pitch - High hopes for a productive CPL season

Manitoba's spirited energy perfect for horror films

Elder-care lapses bring uneven consequences

Hard time in hell - Hard time in hell: Inside Stony

Officials waited as Manitoba raced toward COVID-19 worst-case scenario - Expert says it'll be two months before situation improves

Science New Zealand's not-so-secret weapon - Life has largely returned to normal in a nation where logic and resolve, not politics, have carried the day

Manitoba lowers COVID-19 vaccine age eligibility to 12

Sorry Jets fans it's McDavid in 5 - Our fearless prognosticator makes his NHL playoff picks

Salad days - Vertical farming company growing business with subscription program

Groovy movies - Film soundtracks provide the score of business analyst and part-time radio host's life

Line 5 dispute heats up Canada-U.S. relations

Grocery stores accused of letting maskless shoppers put workers in danger - Manitoba union asks owners, province to enforce rules

Record number of new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Thursday

Vaccination pace picking up speed - Province expects to reach 70 per cent first-dose target for residents 12 and older in early June

A shot of brilliance - Emergency-management expert Johanu Botha prefers hands-on work over theory

The inescapable truth about Pallister's pandemic response

Lights, camera... and a lot more action - Big Sky Studios turning former Nygard facility into three soundstages

A bridge to traditions - Children's author uses writing to pass down Indigenous teachings

Borsa 'too good to pass up' - Bombers draft choice explains banned-substance suspension, says he's ready to play

Where dollars appear, opportunists soon follow