March 18, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for Jan. 11


What you need to know

  • ‘Viral’ video: The family of a baby seized by child-welfare authorities at a city hospital Thursday will share their story at a news conference hosted by the First Nations Family Advocate Office today. Video of the incident was posted live on Facebook.
  • Cop commission: Robert Taman, whose wife's death sparked the creation of the Manitoba Police Commission, tells the Free Press he hopes the new members announced Thursday aren't just filling seats. Kevin Rollason and Jessica Botelho-Urbanski report.
  • Starting to leave Syria: A U.S. military official said today the process of withdrawing troops from Syria has begun. The confirmation comes amid confusion over plans to implement an order by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of light snow, a high of -7 C and wind chill as low as -17 at about noon.

In case you missed it

  • Riley Bernier (left) and Juliana Roberta are serving up sandwiches at the Sherbrook Street Deli. (MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Riley Bernier (left) and Juliana Roberta are serving up sandwiches at the Sherbrook Street Deli.

    Restaurant returns: The Sherbrook Street Deli, which shut down in September, reopened Thursday. "Only time will tell if it will survive a second time, if we can bring a restaurant back to life," Noel Bernier told the Free Press.
  • Friday night face-off: The Jets play the Detroit Red Wings at Bell MTS Place at 7 p.m. after losing to the Wild in Minnesota last night. Mike McIntyre reports.
  • Border bucks: The White House has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget — which includes disaster-relief funds earmarked for Puerto Rico, Texas and other states — to pay for a border wall.

On this date

  • On Jan. 11, 1950: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Manitoba would enter a partnership with Ontario to develop northern hydroelectric power sources. Federal prosecutors planned to move against an alleged combine — an illegal anti-competitive business arrangement — in the glass industry. The so-called "dew drop" gang, young men identified partly by their wearing of large-brimmed hats, was harassing teens at events in Winnipeg.

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