August 21, 2019

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What you need to know

  • A billboard advertising 'Winnipeg’s Professional Companion' on Portage Avenue. (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A billboard advertising 'Winnipeg’s Professional Companion' on Portage Avenue.

    ‘Sensational Serena’: A billboard on Portage Avenue for a licensed escort appears to be the first of its kind in Winnipeg. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • ‘I can't sleep’: A senior says he has been sexually assaulted and stalked by a female fellow tenant and that no one is taking his complaints seriously. Carol Sanders reports.

Weather

  • Your forecast: A mix of sun and cloud with a high of 19 C, a 30 per cent chance of showers this morning and wind from the south at 30 km/h gusting to 50 starting later this morning.

What’s happening today

  • Extremists highly educated: Many of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were well-educated members of two obscure extremist Muslim groups, the nation’s junior defence minister said.
  • Manson murders: An Appeal Court in Los Angeles will consider whether to overturn a judge’s ruling denying parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten last year. Van Houten, 69, is serving a life sentence for the murders of grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in 1969.

In case you missed it

  • San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow, left, scores a goal past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during overtime of Game 7. (Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press)

    San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow, left, scores a goal past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during overtime of Game 7.

    Knights become chum: The Vegas Golden Knights, who eliminated the Jets from last year’s playoffs, blew a 3-0 lead midway through Game 7 of their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks and lost in overtime.
  • First Nations cry foul: Four Manitoba First Nations are accusing the province of clearing land along the route of the proposed Lake St. Martin outlet channel without environmental approval. Larry Kusch reports.
  • Tories take P.E.I.: Prince Edward Island elected a Conservative minority government Tuesday, while the Green party won official Opposition status in a provincial legislature for the first time.

On this date

  • On April 24, 1987: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the mayor of Lvov in the Soviet Union was "miffed" that a 12-year-old agreement twinning his city with Winnipeg had produced little more than an exchange of New Year's greeting cards. The Edmonton Oilers grabbed a 2-0 lead over the Winnipeg Jets in the Smythe finals. The Mulroney government was offering central Canada veto power over national spending programs in areas such as health care and welfare in a bid to strike a constitutional accord with Quebec.

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