Former PM to get degree
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien heads the list of honorary degree recipients at the University of Winnipeg's spring convocation next month.
Others receiving honorary degrees June 11 and 12 are David Moroni, dancer and founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's professional division; Robert J. Sawyer, bestselling Canadian science-fiction author and John and Bonnie Buhler, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Their name is on the U of W's Buhler Centre.
Chrétien receives his degree at 9:30 a.m. on June 12.
Pool closed indefinitely
An electrical fire has shut down a city-run indoor pool in the East Kildonan area.
The Elmwood Kildonans Pool, located at 909 Concordia Ave., is closed until further notice as crews assess the damage. The fire occurred at about 3 a.m. Thursday. There were no injuries.
No timeline was given as to when the pool will reopen. For updates, visit the pool's web page at http://wfp.to/JGX or call the 311 information line.
Pedestrian hit by pickup
A man is in hospital in unstable condition after he was hit by a pickup truck Thursday morning.
The incident occurred in Winnipeg's North End, at the corner of McKenzie Street and Dufferin Avenue. Police and emergency personnel arrived at the scene just after 4 a.m.
The man was taken to hospital in critical condition, but his condition was later upgraded.