In the news
- Truck traffic: The company proposing a frac-sand mine in eastern Manitoba says commercial truck traffic on Highway 59 won’t be any greater than when the Pine Falls paper mill and Bissett gold mine operated. Bill Redekop reports.
- PM urged to waive privilege: Federal Tory Leader Andrew Scheer has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to waive solicitor-client privilege so former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould can speak publicly about SNC-Lavalin discussions.
- ‘Always keep it locked up’: Two Brandon children were recently hospitalized after eating pieces of a chocolate cannabis edible. Their mother called it a “terrifying experience.”
- Your forecast: This morning will be sunny with increasing cloudiness, periods of light snow beginning this afternoon, a blissfully seasonable high of -9 C, and windchill as low as -35 this morning and -16 in the afternoon.
What’s happening today
- Iran’s anniversary: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets, chanting “Death to America” and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, to mark the 40th anniversary of the country’s Islamic Revolution.
- Trump in Texas: Donald Trump will make another pitch for his promised border wall at a rally in El Paso, Texas, tonight. It’s the U.S. president’s first rally since November’s midterm elections.
In case you missed it
- Women win at Grammys: Female artists won big at last night’s Grammys, a year after the Recording Academy’s CEO said women needed to “step up” after a lack of nominees in the top categories.
- Former foes: Reid Carruthers and Mike McEwen, former rivals who are now on the same team, won the provincial men’s curling title in Virden yesterday. The squad earned a berth in the national championship in Brandon next month. Jason Bell reports.
On this date
- On Feb. 11, 1972: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that author Clifford Irving and his research assistant admitted to U.S. authorities that they had never met billionaire Howard Hughes, the subject of their purported "autobiography." In Winnipeg, plans for a multimillion-dollar Bank of Nova Scotia development at Portage and Main were announced; the building could spark the development of a concourse and a walkway, it was reported.
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