Manitoba’s most-read stories of 2020

WINNIPEG – Here are some of the most-read articles on CTV News Winnipeg in 2020:

JANUARY

A Winnipeg man on vacation got an unwanted surprise when he bought a sweet treat that cost him thousands of dollars.

CTV’s Mike Arsenault reports.

This report was first published on January 16, 2020.

The city of Winnipeg has changed a lot since 1984. The growth, change, and struggles can all be visualized using Google Earth Engine, the tech giant’s latest mapping tool.

Mason DePatie from CTV reports.

This report was first published on January 28, 2020.

FEBRUARY

The largest piece of land in Canada is for sale in Manitoba, and all 25,900 acres could be yours – if you have $ 57 million left.

Danton Unger from CTV reports.

This report was first published on February 14, 2020.

Arguably Canada’s largest property for sale is in the Carrot Valley near The Pas, Man. (Source: Darren Sander / Remax)

A Winnipeg man is homeless after blood drips from his ceiling.

Mason DePatie from CTV reports.

This report was first published on February 19, 2020.

MARCH

A Winnipeg woman said she was in self-isolation after coming home from an eight-day cruise and showing symptoms.

CTV’s Kayla Rosen reports.

This report was first published on March 10, 2020.

Manitoba Province has declared a state of emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Charles Lefebvre from CTV reports

This report was first published on March 20, 2020.

APRIL

The Prime Minister of Manitoba announced that the province will begin opening some non-essential stores from May 4th. Prime Minister Brian Pallister said this plan will be phased out and Manitobans will need to follow certain guidelines based on the phases.

CTV’s Kayla Rosen reports.

This report was first published on April 29, 2020.

One of the most popular ice cream parlors in Winnipeg has reopened for the summer – although it will look a little different.

Danton Unger from CTV reports.

This report was first published on April 26, 2020.

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People are waiting in line outside Sargent Sundae in April 2020 as it reopens for the summer following a COVID-19 lockdown. (Source: Dan Timmerman / CTV News Winnipeg)

CAN

Manitoba has slowly started to reopen after a two-month lockdown that changed daily life and paralyzed business.

Touria Izri from CTV reports.

This report was first published on May 4, 2020.

The province announced its draft for the second phase of reopening this week, and restaurants may reopen 50 percent. But it’s too little, too late for some local restaurants.

CTV’s Mike Arsenault reports.

This report was first published on May 23, 2020.

JUNE

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard said he has lived in one of the company’s Winnipeg warehouses for more than 40 years – a property that is currently being liquidated and sold, but Nygard’s lawyers say he cannot be evicted due to the COVID. 19 pandemic.

Danton Unger from CTV reports.

This report was first published on June 26, 2020.

A Winnipeg woman was sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to ingest poison from an undercover FBI agent on the Dark Web in North Dakota.

Jeff Keele from CTV reports.

This report was first published on June 29, 2020.

Sijiu Liu mug shot

Sijie Liu pleaded guilty in a US district court to attempting to acquire a chemical weapon. (Source: Cass County Sheriff’s Office)

JULY

A member of the Hutterite community threatens a human rights complaint against the Manitoba government unless it ceases to publicly link COVID-19 cases to Hutterite colonies.

CTVs Touria Izri and Charles Lefebvre report.

This report was first published on July 23, 2020.

A BC man is deported to India after his bellicose behavior on a WestJet flight last month forced him to reroute to Winnipeg. The man was the first person in Canada to be accused of failing to follow flight crew instructions on how to wear a face mask.

CTV’s Josh Crabb reports.

This report was first published on July 23, 2020.

AUGUST

The Canada Revenue Agency temporarily suspended its online services after being hit by two cyber attacks in a data breach that compromised the personal information of thousands of Canadians.

Touria Izri from CTV reports.

This report was first published on August 15, 2020.

Manitobans may want to carry a mask with them or in their vehicles as more businesses in the province make it mandatory.

Devon McKendrick from CTV reports.

This report was first published on August 17, 2020.

SEPTEMBER

A Winnipeg woman battling cancer was videotaped and laughed at by two men who drove a company vehicle.

Mason DePatie from CTV reports.

This report was first published on September 5, 2020.

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The Lacoste Garden Center truck that videotaped a Winnipeg woman with cancer. (Source: Facebook / Alyssa Davies)

A woman tried to take a school department in Manitoba to court for more than $ 200,000 in damages for having their children wear masks in school. A move she described as violating her children’s rights sought a court order to allow her children to go to school without a mask.

Danton Unger from CTV reports.

This report was first published on September 24, 2020.

OCTOBER

The Hudson’s Bay Company announced that it will close its downtown Winnipeg location.

Kayla Rosen and Danton Unger from CTV report.

This report was first published on October 2, 2020.

Hudson's Bay Department Store Downtown Winnipeg

The exterior of the Hudson’s Bay Downtown Winnipeg department store, which will close in February 2021. (Source: Scott Andersson / CTV News Winnipeg)

Manitoba’s chief provincial health officer announced that the Winnipeg metropolitan area will migrate to the pandemic response system.

Devon McKendrick from CTV reports.

This report was first published on October 30, 2020.

NOVEMBER

Hundreds of Manitobans gathered in Steinbach to protest the province-wide COVID-19 restrictions. This resulted in at least one of the rally spokespersons being given a $ 1,200 ticket for precisely violating the orders they were protesting.

Danton Unger from CTV reports.

This report was first published on November 14, 2020.

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An anti-mask rally in Steinbach on November 14, 2020 attracted a large crowd. (Source: CTV News / Danton Unger)

As COVID-19 cases continued to rise across the province, the message from Manitoba’s top doctor was to limit contact outside of your home. This is still in the foreground of Dr. Brent Roussin’s messages as Manitoba prepares to get into the red or critical plane.

Devon McKendrick from CTV reports.

This report was first published on November 10, 2020.

DECEMBER

A Winnipeg man wants an explanation after saying he was fined $ 298 for not wearing a mask outdoors.

“I ended up with a $ 300 ticket to have a coffee outside,” Robert McCaughan told CTV News.

Touria Izri from CTV reports.

This report was first published on December 9, 2020.

Winnipeg fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested by RCMP and charged by US authorities.

Charles Lefebvre from CTV reports.

This report was first published on December 15, 2020.

Peter Nygard court sketch

A court sketch shows Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard performing at the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench on December 15, 2020. (Image source: James Culleton)