Inspector Kevin Lewis, the officer in charge of the RCMP detachment in Thompson is publicly supporting Bill 229 put forward by Cindy Lamoureux to include drug intoxication under the intoxicated persons act. Inspector Lewis makes the point that this will help deal with situations which may occur following the legalization of cannabis. To read more click on this link.
Manitoba implemented physical distancing measures in mid-March. South Dakota has still not made physical distancing mandatory. The result is a dramatic difference in the incidence of covid-19 viral infections between the two jurisdictions. This graph shows the number of people with Covid-19 infections from March 27 to April 14. Manitoba ( red line ) started leveling off about April 4 and has seen only a small increase in Covid-19 infections since then. South Dakota ( blue line ) has seen a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since April 4. Those who are skeptical of the impact of physical distancing in Manitoba should look at this graph! Data are from the Johns Hopkins daily tabulations