The Jotbook

The Manitoba government just launched an online tool to connect volunteers safely with those needing assistance.

“This new online tool captures the spirit of our province, where Manitobans in communities across our province can always be counted on to step up to assist others who need help, especially in times of need,” said Pallister.

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“The innovative tool, created by Manitobans for Manitobans, puts people all over the province who need assistance easily in contact with those nearby – while adhering to social distancing protocols – who want to help them.”

 The premiers said www.HelpNextDoorMB.ca is an important initiative for the Manitoba government, safely matching volunteer and community support to needs for goods and services such as groceries, medication, snow-clearing and various other necessities.

 Residents in greatest need, such as the elderly, disabled and those at high risk of contracting COVID-19 during the current global pandemic, will find the application very useful, he noted.

2020 now the 2021 Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed because of growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. In a phone interview with USA Today on Monday, Dick Pound, a senior International Olympic Committee member, said that "on the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided."

"The parameters going forward have not been determined," he added. "But the games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know."

Pound also said he was confident that the repercussions of postponing the games would be "immense."

"It will come in stages," he said. "We will postpone this and begin to deal with all the ramifications of moving this, which are immense." On Tuesday, March 24 it was announced that the games will be postponed to the summer of 2021.

See you at the Zoo

Join the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 pm CST for a Live Creature Feature on Facebook! They’ll be getting up close, introducing you to an animal at the Zoo, and teaching you about animal enrichment, veterinary care, adaptations, and more! They’ll also be answering your questions live!
• Friday, March 27: Positive Reinforcement Training with Amur Tigers
• Monday, March 30: Tropical Adaptations with Tropical Birds
• Wednesday, April 1: Caring for Creatures with our Ambassador Animals
• Friday, April 3: Conservation and Research with Polar Bears

In 2030

College Kid: In history, we learned that the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 was really bad. What was it like

Parent: Well, everything was shut down in an attempt to kill the virus, but not everyone followed the order to quarantine for 14 days, so it lasted longer than anyone expected. Many people died who shouldn’t have. Grocery stores were out of everything because people were hoarding as much as they could. We were scared of economic failure for our country and for ourselves because we couldn’t work. Don’t you remember it? You were 8.

College Kid: All I remember was the school closing and being homeschooled. I remember doing scavenger hunts in our yard. I remember getting great sleep because I wasn’t up late for homework or getting up early for school. I remember board games as a family. I remember watching our pastor on our laptop. Honestly, it was the happiest time of my childhood.

Don’t loose perspective

Just of Laughs

 April Fool’s Day is cancelled this year cause no made up prank could match the unbelievable stuff going on in the world right now.

 

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