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What you need to know

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  (Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    Winnipeg to host cabinet: No one ever said January is the best time to visit Winnipeg, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be looking forward to coming here with his cabinet for a three-day meeting beginning Sunday. “I look forward to a productive cabinet meeting in Winnipeg, a fantastic city,” he said. Dylan Robertson reports.
  • Canadian royals: Prince Harry and Meghan's part-time move to Canada will mark the first time in recent history that royals will maintain a regular presence in the country. The Queen granted her seal of approval Monday to the plan that will see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex split their time between Canada and the U.K. during a "period of transition."


  • Your forecast: Periods of light snow will end near noon today. The high will be -11 C, with the temperature falling to -16 in the afternoon. The wind chill will make it feel like -18 in the morning and -26 in the afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • Former Winnipeg Jet Brandon Tanev signed with the Penguins in the off season. (JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES)

    Former Winnipeg Jet Brandon Tanev signed with the Penguins in the off season.

    Canucks here tonight: With the Vancouver Canucks in Winnipeg for tonight's game and, given the Jets' dismal record at home recently, sportswriter Mike McIntyre is asking the same questions as many fans. "Where's the passion? The urgency? The desperation?"
  • Canadians arrive at crash site: Canadian air-crash investigators arrive today at the scene of a plane crash outside of Tehran, as part of an international team looking into the sequence of events that ended with Flight PS752 shot out of the sky, killing all 176 people on board.

In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill  (SASHA SEFTER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill

    Adam Bighill speaks out: Players in the Canadian Football League know not to mess with Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill. Now American TV host Wendy Williams also does. Bighill, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, the same genetic condition his four-month-old son will have surgery for later this week, has lashed out at Williams for using her fingers to pull on one side of her upper lip while saying it’s what actor Joaquin Phoenix has. Kevin Rollason reports.
  • Handgun ban urged: Sunday's shooting at the Windsor Hotel has city council’s safety head calling for a national ban on handguns. “I think we need a national ban,” said Councillor Sherri Rollins, who chairs the council committee on protection, community services and parks. Ben Waldman reports.
  • Cummings, Bachman tour?: Multiple Facebook posts on Burton Cummings' page Sunday point to a possible reunion tour this year featuring Cummings and his Guess Who bandmate Randy Bachman. “Watch for these guys comin’ to your area in 2020…” he wrote above a photo of himself and Bachman playing a live show together. Erin Lebar reports.

On this date

  • On Jan. 14, 2005: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Canadian music stars such as Anne Murray and Bryan Adams were among many who performed at a three-hour live concert broadcast to raise money to help tsunami victims in South Asia. Great Britain's Prince Harry faced a backlash after wearing a Nazi-uniform costume to a party. In Winnipeg, a winter storm dumped enough snow on the Winnipeg Winter Club's dome housing an indoor soccer field that it collapsed, leaving thousands of young soccer players without a field.

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