What you need to know
- Investigating incident: Police were called to a “serious incident” in the area of Panet Road and Nairn Avenue last night, and the intersection remained closed until this morning. Check our website today for updates on this story.
- Indigenous economy: A study released today says the Indigenous economy is 3.9 per cent of Manitoba’s gross domestic product, ahead of the manufacturing sector. The report is believed to be the first time such comprehensive data has been assembled. Martin Cash reports.
- Pipeline protest: Protesters are holding a rally at Portage and Main at 4 p.m. in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation over a pipeline dispute in British Columbia.
- Your forecast: Today will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of light snow, a high of -12 C and wind chill as low as -24 this morning and -20 in the afternoon.
What’s happening today
- Trump heads to Texas: U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to Texas today to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and bolster his case for the border wall as the partial government shutdown continues.
- Brilliant backup: The Jets will seek their third consecutive win when they play the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Mike McIntyre says it’s a shame backup goalie Laurent Brossoit hasn’t started more games.
- Congo picks president: Congo Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the surprise winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election, but a rival says the results were rigged.
On this date
- On Jan. 10, 1940: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Britain's Royal Air Force conducted raids on Germany's northwest coast, targeting German mine-laying bases on the Frisian islands. The United Kingdom dipped deeply in Canada's wheat supply, buying 20,000,000 bushels. A reporter visiting Winnipeg soldiers in London noted many were suffering from colds. Finnish troops crossed into Russian territory, pursuing the Red Army.
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