What you need to know
- Final boys freed: An operation to rescue the last four members of a boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand is underway. Media reports state three more boys have been freed, leaving one last player and their coach still inside the cave.
- Your forecast: There will be a mix of sun and cloud today with a high of 27 C and a humidex of 32. It’s raining this morning, and there will be wind from the southeast at 20 km/h for much of today.
In case you missed it
- Trudeau promises troops: Canada is extending its military commitment in Latvia to 2023 and will increase the number of troops there, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today after meeting with his Latvian counterpart in Riga. The announcement comes a day before a NATO summit in Brussels.
- Sentencing scheduled: A musician who left his elderly mother on the floor of their Garden City home until she died is scheduled to be sentenced today. The Crown is seeking a 35-month sentence for Ron Siwicki, while the defence is asking for a suspended sentence with probation.
- Here comes the judge: Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, is expected to travel to Capitol Hill today. Kavanaugh, a staunch conservative, will meet with Senators in advance of what could be a lengthy and contentious confirmation battle.
Around the water cooler
- Soccer semi-final: The first finalist in the men’s World Cup of soccer will be determined today, when France and Belgium play at 1 p.m. The victor will face the winner of Wednesday’s match between Croatia and England.
- End of the line: Greyhound Canada announced Monday it will shut down its service in the three Prairie provinces in October. The loss of service is expected to have a major impact on rural Manitoba communities. Erik Pindera and Ryan Thorpe report.
On this date
- July 10, 1936: Great Britain announces withdrawal of their home fleet from the Mediterranean Sea; the temperature soars to 95 F (35 C) in Winnipeg and across the continent were responsible for five deaths in Ontario and 223 in the U.S.; the paper begain a series of articles on water accidents and life-saving methods.
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