December 12, 2018

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Free Press Head Start for Dec. 5


What you need to know

  • Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush pause in front of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush. (Patrick Semansky / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush pause in front of the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush. (Patrick Semansky / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Final farewell: Brian Mulroney will deliver one of several eulogies at the state funeral for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush in Washington today. Liberal cabinet minister Scott Brison and ambassador David MacNaughton will also represent Canada alongside the former prime minister.
  • Late night at legislature: Auditor general Norm Ricard told a legislative committee Tuesday night his rebuke of the Tory government for overstating the size of last year’s budget deficit was "a matter of serious public concern." Larry Kusch reports.

Weather

  • Your forecast: There will be periods of light snow with a high of -6 C, wind from the north at 30 km/h gusting to 50 and windchill as low as -20 this afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • Murray Industrial Park rail spur.

    Murray Industrial Park rail spur.

    Spur-line sale: A deal to sell the Murray Industrial Park spur line to a Brandon-based company for $1 is on the agenda of today’s executive policy committee meeting at city hall. Kevin Rollason reports.
  • Exchange District discussion: An information session about a proposed bike lane project in the Exchange District is happening late this afternoon. The proposal involves a new protected bike lane on Princess Street between Higgins and William avenues. Caitlyn Gowriluk reports.
  • School safety measures: Lord Selkirk School Division is implementing new safety measures after online threats led to all schools being closed Monday and locked down for part of Tuesday. Until further notice, all outside doors will be locked at division schools from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ryan Thorpe reports.

In case you missed it

  • Nikolaj Ehlers scores on an empty New York Islanders net (Julio Cortez / The Associated Press)

    Nikolaj Ehlers scores on an empty New York Islanders net (Julio Cortez / The Associated Press)

    Nifty in New York: The Jets scored a hat trick in the New York area, winning all three games on their road trip and four consecutive overall. Jason Bell reports.
  • Not amazed: Canadian rockers Three Days Grace performed at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night, and Erin Lebar has a review.

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