August 25, 2019

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  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister waves as he enters the Lieutenant Governor's home to drop the writ calling for a September election.  (John Woods / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister waves as he enters the Lieutenant Governor's home to drop the writ calling for a September election.

    Election officially underway: Today is the first full day of the provincial election campaign, which officially began Monday afternoon. Legislative reporter Larry Kusch examines the strengths and weaknesses of the four major political parties.
  • Opera star faces accusations: Numerous women told The Associated Press that Placido Domingo, 78, has sexually harassed women for decades. Seven of the nine accusers said their careers suffered after rejecting the singer’s advances.
  • Situation ‘safely resolved’: Police surrounded a home on Overdale Street in St. James for more than 10 hours Monday because of a man allegedly making threats. The situation was “safely resolved” late Monday night, and the man was taken into custody.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Periods of rain ending later this morning and then a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 22 C and peak winds from the northeast at 15 km/h starting in the early afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • Trudeau, Tory to talk: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory are expected to meet to discuss gun violence after 14 separate shootings in Ontario’s capital over the August long weekend.
  • Searchers find body: A body resembling that of missing British teen Nora Anne Quoirin has been found in a forest surrounding the Malaysian nature resort where the 15-year-old went missing more than a week ago.
  • Hong Kong flights cancelled: Flights briefly resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Tuesday, but outgoing flights were later cancelled as pro-democracy protests continue there for a second consecutive day.

In case you missed it

  • The exterior of the Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters restaurant at 2543 Portage Ave. (SASHA SEFTER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS<)

    The exterior of the Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters restaurant at 2543 Portage Ave.

    Chicken chain: A Mary Brown’s fried chicken restaurant that opened on Portage Avenue this weekend is the fourth to open in Winnipeg in less than a year. Nick Frew reports.
  • Damages sought after death: The family of a man who died in custody after being arrested on weapon charges is suing the Winnipeg Police Service and the province. Dean Pritchard reports.
  • California cop killed: A California Highway Patrol officer was fatally shot and two others were injured while an ex-con’s truck was being impounded off a freeway in Riverside on Monday. The driver was also killed.

On this date

  • On August 13, 1915: The Manitoba Free Press reported that the French commander, Gen. Joffre, planned a hard blow against the Central Powers in the ongoing Great War. French Canadians were said to be eagerly enlisting to fight. The Free Press's E. Cora Hind reported from Alberta that from Canora to Wadena there were not many crops to be seen from the rail line, but broke down in which areas across the prairies the crops appeared to be in good condition.

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