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The Minnedosa

Since 1883
Volume 138 Issue 2 Friday, March 20, 2020 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

From Our Mayor... Panic Buying Hits Home

A s the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) con-
tinues to evolve, The
Town of Minnedosa is
monitoring the situa-
tion closely. The health
and safety of our staff
and citizens is our top
priority. I encourage ev-
eryone to not panic and
remain calm. Stay home
as much as possible,
follow Public Health
guidelines – wash your hands frequently with soap
and water, disinfect surfaces such as door handles,
counters, etc., if you are not feeling well stay home, if
you have travelled outside of Canada self isolate for
14 days. Self isolation and monitoring means stay
home for 14 days, ask family, friends or neighbours
to deliver items you require to your door. Please fol-
low the guidelines as outlined on the Public Health
factsheet found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.
html or www.prairiemountainhealth.ca
Citizens requiring the services of businesses in
the community, call prior to attending the business
to see what guidelines they are practicing.
Individuals requiring Employment Insurance
(EI) assistance: Yellowhead Regional Employment
Centre is open and practicing social distancing.
Please call 204-867-2833 prior to attending.
To our seniors, the Services to Seniors office will
be closed March 23rd until further notice, but all
programs are available so please call 204-867-5190
and leave a message. Programs are now extended
to all community members of all ages if needed. The
services include life lines, equipment rentals, park- Photos by Karen Mitchell
ing pass rentals, service providers (assist with mail
pick up, shopping, medication delivery, errands) By KAREN MITCHELL
and referrals for other services.
I encourage citizens to support our local busi-
nesses through this stressful time. Please respect
and follow the practices each business has in place.
L ocal businesses have been inundated with an
increase of customers stocking up on items in
the light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Please feel free to contact me at 204-868-0920 or Due to the increase of business, local stores
Town of Minnedosa CAO Cindy Marzoff at 204-867- have seen items such as toilet paper, household Some unfamiliar scenes are popping up
2727 with any questions or concerns. cleaners and hand sanitizer, along with others, fly in stores across the nation. These photos taken last
I thank all citizens of Minnedosa for your coop- off their shelves. Throughout town, store shelves Saturday, March 14th, show empty shelves at
eration during this stressful time. were found to be bare and some residents were businesses in Minnedosa. The top photo shows the
left wondering if and when items would be re-
empty toilet paper section at Heritage Co-op
Pat Skatch, Minnedosa Mayor stocked.
and the inset shows the sold-out section of
Continued on Page 6 hand sanitizer at Minnedosa Pharmacy.

ThinkingÊ ofÊ buyingÊ orÊ sellingÊ aÊ home?Ê Ê Ê

IÊ canÊ help!Ê
Erin Woodcock
Gill and Schmall Agencies

CallÊ orÊ textÊ 204-868-5559Ê

Ê EmailÊ ewoodcock@gillandschmall.comÊ
Or stop by Minnedosa Insurance Services on Main Street
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