What you need to know
Manitoba Premier Brian PallisterNew investment: Premier Brian Pallister is in Portage la Prairie this morning with executives from J.R. Simplot Co., to announce a “major investment” in food processing for the community. Simplot already operates a potato processing plant there.
- Trump book: Author David Frum is in Winnipeg today to promote his new book about Donald Trump called Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.
- Your forecast: Today, there is a respite from the cold. Expect a high of 2 C with cloudy skies and a 60 per cent chance of flurries. Tonight, again there’s a chance of flurries and blowing snow, with north winds at 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. Low -22.
In case you missed it
Greg SelingerHe won't go: Greg Selinger says he refused a request Tuesday morning from Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew to resign his seat as MLA for St. Boniface in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against Stan Struthers, one of his former cabinet ministers. Selinger also said he did not know of any complaints of harassment against Struthers until 2015.
Around the water cooler
The Winnipeg Jets celebrate Myers' game winning goal against the Washington Capitals.Jets win: Coming off losses in their two previous games, the Jets struggled against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at the Bell MTS Centre. The Jets trailed the Caps until Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele scored shorthanded with just 14 seconds left on the clock, then orchestrated Tyler Myers’ overtime winner as the Jets rallied for a shocking 4-3 triumph.
- Care with funds: Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen is enthusiastic about the provincial government’s investment fund proposal, but as Todd MacKay writes, the spectre of the Crocus fund should have investors thinking twice, and the government treading very carefully.
- #ValentinesDay: Generating as much commentary on the romance-themed holiday as expressions of love, no surprise this is trending today.
On this date
- On Feb. 14, 2013: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the provincial government was set to introduce a province-wide review of speed limits on highways. According to MPI, city intersections in Winnipeg were the most dangerous locations for collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, with the intersection of Portage Avenue and Cavalier Drive being the most dangerous. Foreign Affairs minister John Baird assured Canadians that Parliament Hill was secure against zombies, in response to a question from Manitoba MP Pat Martin.
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