December 11, 2018

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Free Press Head Start for Jan. 11

What you need to know

  • Investigation underway: Police have sealed off a home in the Maples with tape as they investigate an incident. Officers have been on the scene on Manila Road since Tuesday night. Few details about the incident are available, but we will update our story as we learn more.
  • ‘Ethically troubling’: Guidelines issued by the province on implementing the Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act prohibit post-secondary institutions from revealing the names of staff or students accused of sexual misconduct. “It’s really geared to what to do about a victim, rather than what to do about a perpetrator,” says lawyer Tracey Epp. Nick Martin reports.


  • Your forecast: A high of -21 C and wind chill of -36, with light snow in the early morning, blowing snow in the morning and wind from the north at 30 km/h gusting to 50.

In case you missed it

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    Not so fast: Uber is reconsidering plans to start up in Winnipeg because of a proposal by Manitoba Public Insurance. The Crown corporation had said ride-hailing service drivers must buy additional vehicle insurance individually. Kevin Rollason reports.
  • Tattoo you: A non-profit group has been formed that would cover the costs of areola tattoos for breast cancer survivors. Survivors formerly received the tattoos at no cost through a charity whose funds were held by the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, but that money ran out last summer. Jane Gerster reports.

Around the water cooler

  • Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (David Zalubowski / The Associated Press)

    Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler

    Among the stars: Forward Blake Wheeler and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will represent the Winnipeg Jets at the NHL’s all-star weekend this month. While he’s excited, Wheeler says he’s not looking forward to the skills competition before the game. “Guys like me can make themselves look pretty bad at those things,” he says. Jason Bell reports.
  • Facing uncertain future: The Manitoba Community Services Council, established in 1984 to fund non-profit community groups, says it might shut down because its funding is being cancelled. A spokesman for the Tory government was unable to say whether the non-profit groups will receive funding directly from the province or not at all. Ryan Thorpe reports.

Trending now

  • #IStandWithTimHortonsWorkers: With the raise in Ontario's minimum wage and the move by some Tim Hortons franchises to reduce employee benefits such as paid breaks, customers opposed to the doughnut and coffee chain's decisions are protesting.

On this date

  • On Jan. 11, 1971: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that an emergency sitting of the Manitoba legislature requested by Liberal leader Israel Asper, to debate the government takeover of the CFI complex in The Pas, was vetoed by NDP premier Ed Schreyer. An attempted coup in Bolivia failed. In the United States, the head of the militant Jewish Defense League said his group would step up an anti-Soviet campaign.

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