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Remembering Montreal Massacre

  • Fourteen lights shine skyward Thursday night at a vigil honouring the victims of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique attack in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)

    Fourteen lights shine skyward Thursday night at a vigil honouring the victims of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique attack in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)

    Wall honours slain women: A memorial wall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where a gunman killed 14 women at École Polytechnique, will be unveiled at the University of Manitoba this morning. Events are also taking place at the Montreal school’s campus.

Weather

  • Your forecast: A mix of sun and cloud with a 40 per cent chance of flurries this afternoon, a high of -6 C, wind from the southwest at 10 km/h increasing to 20 km/h from the south, and wind chill as low as -20 this morning.

What’s happening today

  • Indian policemen stand guard the area where the accused were shot on the outskirts of Chattanpally in Shadnagar. (Mahesh Kumar A. / The Associated Press)

    Indian policemen stand guard the area where the accused were shot on the outskirts of Chattanpally in Shadnagar. (Mahesh Kumar A. / The Associated Press)

    Suspected rapists shot dead: Hundreds gathered to celebrate in a town in India after police fatally shot four suspects in the rape and murder of a veterinarian. Police said the men, who had not been charged, seized officers’ weapons after being taken to the site of the killing.
  • Impeachment inquiry: As the U.S. House of Representatives’ judiciary committee begins drafting articles of impeachment against the president, Donald Trump faces a 4 p.m. CT deadline on whether his counsel will participate in any further committee proceedings.
  • Collapse in Kenya: At least two people are dead after a six-storey building collapsed in Nairobi, and more are trapped inside.

In case you missed it

  • The BolaWrap from Wrap Technologies (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The BolaWrap from Wrap Technologies (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

    That’s a wrap: The co-founder of the Taser stun gun was here last night to demonstrate a new, non-lethal tool for police officers. The BolaWrap launches a Kevlar tether with grappling hooks that wrap around a suspect’s legs or midsection. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Overdose antidote: The provincial government has expanded access to naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, to the family and friends of users. Katie May reports.
  • Tough loss in Texas: The Jets scored two goals in the third period, including one in the final minute, to tie the Stars in Dallas last night but lost in overtime. Jets coach Paul Maurice wasn’t happy with the penalty that led to the overtime goal. Jason Bell reports.
  • Speaking out on speed: About 60 people attended a community meeting last night organized by an advocacy group hoping to get the default speed for city streets reduced to 30 km/h. The day before, two teenagers were hit by a car at a crosswalk in St. James. Solomon Israel reports.
  • Alberta appeal: The province’s top court will release a decision today on an appeal by Douglas Garland, who was convicted of murdering a Calgary couple and their grandson.

On this date

  • On Dec. 6, 1943: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that a 16-year-old waitress was found strangled to death in a fifth-floor room of the Marlborough Hotel; the girl's body was found by her parents and a man who was being held on a coroner's warrant in connection with the case. In Tehran, Iran, British prime minister Winston Churchill, U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Soviet premier Josef Stalin vowed to smash the Germans from three sides in the ongoing Second World War.

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