What's been closed, cancelled and postponed in Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic
A Starbucks cup is seen in Halifax on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
WINNIPEG -- With 17 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, both presumptive and lab-confirmed, here is the latest list of closures, cancellations and postponements:
- Canadian Tire has announced that all Mark’s, Party City, Sportcheck, Pro Hockey Life, and PartSource locations will temporarily close. Online shopping at these stores is still available. Canadaian Tire stores will stay open, but with reduced hours;
- The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s annual general meeting scheduled for April 4 at the Maranatha Church has been postponed until further notice. Gluten Free 101 classes are being planned as online sessions and will be announced at a later time;
- The following shows at the Club Regent Event Centre have been postponed: Glass Tiger originally scheduled for March 20 is rescheduled for Dec. 18 and Sopranos in Conversation originally scheduled for April 4 is rescheduled for Jan. 16, 2021. Tickets are still valid for the new dates;
- Jenna Rae Cakes will be closing as of March 21 at 6 p.m.;
- Pennyloaf Bakery will be closed as of March 22 and will be reassessing the situation in two weeks time;
- Riverbend Counselling is closing for three weeks beginning on March 21, but remote counselling will be available;
- The Kidney Foundation is halting its March Drive Door-to-Door campaign, though people can still donate by phone, mail or online;
- The Transcona Museum is closing until further notice, effective March 20 at 4 p.m.
- FortWhyte Alive is closing all of its indoor facilities, including washrooms, the Buffalo Stone Café and the Nature Shop, but it’s keeping its gates open during regular business hours for those who want to spend some time in nature.
- Home Depot Canada will begin closing stores at 6 p.m. starting Saturday to allow additional cleaning and stocking of store shelves;
- Snowmobilers of Manitoba (Snoman) says clubs will continue grooming trails but are telling clubs to postpone public events. Riders are also being discouraged from gathering in shelters, noting they aren’t sanitized. The office in Winnipeg is open but is closed to the public;
- Stony Mountain Ski Area announced Friday it has closed for the season;
- The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has canceled the final company performance of '80 Years - A Retrospective' scheduled for May 6 to 10;
- Starbucks is closing its cafes and moving to drive-thru and delivery only. The company said exceptions will be made for the cafes serving in and around hospitals and healthcare centres.