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Bed bugs should be considered public health threat, Canadian researchers claim

February 16, 2013

An article in the Winnipeg Free Press showcases a new study by seven Canadian public health experts and physicians, which suggests bed bugs can and should be considered a public health threat, even though they are not known to transmit disease. According to the Winnipeg Free Press: “Because bedbugs have not been proven to transmit disease […]

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Bed bugs continue to multiply in Winnipeg

August 28, 2008

The Winnipeg Free Press has a new article Thursday about bed bugs in the city. Reporter Murray McNeill spoke to local Pest Control Operator Lincoln Poulin: So how big has the bedbug problem become in Winnipeg? Poulin said that in his first six years as a full-time exterminator — he’s been doing it for nine […]

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Bed bugs and the disabled

May 14, 2008

John Mohan, CEO of Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, wrote this moving article about the challenges of a woman with an intellectual disability who he knew as a helpful volunteer in his organization: The intellectually challenged woman who had been part of our lives for the past two years exists in a complicated, yet porous social […]

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Winnipeg HoJo gets sued over bed bugs

April 28, 2008

A Toronto man is suing a Winnipeg Howard Johnson’s motel, claiming he was bitten by bed bugs there. CJOB in Manitoba reports, A Toronto man has filed a civil suit against the Howard Johnson Hotel on Ellice Avenue alleging he caught a case of the bed bugs while rooming at the establishment. Steven Lipson claims […]

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Dumpster-diving tenant evicted after Winnipeg apartment seriously infested with bed bugs

December 29, 2007

Lindor Reynolds of the Winnipeg Free Press reports on a bed bug eviction case in Winnipeg: a woman was evicted from her Sherbrook Street apartment. It was infested with bed bugs. She is disabled and on social assistance. This is a heart-breaking story. But this is also a complicated story: George Bibik, owner of the […]

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