July 20, 2018

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Free Press Head Start for July 11

What you need to know

  • The peeling copper roof on the Thunderbird House in Winnipeg.

    ‘Hopeful’ for help: A member of Thunderbird House’s board of directors says there’s been little, if any, response from the three levels of government regarding financial help. Copper panelling is hanging from the roof, which has a hole in it, and the building’s walls and pavement have been tagged with graffiti. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Child-porn charges: Trevor Pemberton, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba who has worked as an external research collaborator with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, is facing charges of child pornography. He’s been suspended from both the university and the research institute. Ben Waldman reports.


  • Your forecast: A severe thunderstorm watch ended shortly after 5:45 a.m., but there’s a 30 per cent chance of showers late this afternoon and a risk of a thunderstorm. The high today is 31 C, with a humidex of 29 and wind from the south at 40 km/h gusting to 60 this morning.

Up next

  • Pitch by Peguis: Peguis First Nation Chief Glen Hudson will speak at the City of Winnipeg’s executive policy committee meeting about establishing an urban reserve on a Portage Avenue property. City bureaucrats are recommending a five-year deal negotiated with Peguis be approved.
  • New NATO mission: The Canadian military will lead a new NATO training mission in Iraq this fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Brussels at the alliance’s summit. Trudeau and Donald Trump will come face-to-face for the first time since the U.S. president lashed out at the PM after leaving the G7 summit in Quebec last month.
  • Refuge rally: Former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy will be among the speakers at a 6 p.m. rally outside the legislature calling on Ottawa to rescind the Safe Third Country agreement. The deal denies refugee claimants access if they arrive at a border crossing from the U.S.

Around the water cooler

  • France's Kylian Mbappe runs with the ball during the semifinal match with Belgium. (Petr David Josek / The Associated Press)

    Soccer semifinal: England, which hasn’t reached the men’s World Cup of soccer final since winning the championship in 1966, plays Croatia at 1 p.m. The winner will face France, who defeated Belgium on Tuesday. Ashley Prest spoke to elated fans at Alliance Française du Manitoba.

On this date

  • July 11, 1967: The Soviets promised to help 'repel any aggression' as Arab leaders met in search of a united policy against Israel; the province re-opened negotiations with federal government on cost-sharing for the Pan Am Games; the CBC cost Canadians about $5.90 per person; five people were in serious condition and after a heatwave affecting Canada and the United States.

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