February 21, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for June 11

What you need to know

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    U.S. President Donald Trump

    Summit in Singapore: A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to start with a handshake in Singapore at about 8 p.m. CT. It will be the first summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. president.
  • Still talking trash: Trump continued to criticize his country’s trade relationship with Canada and other allies last night, saying, “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not reciprocal.” On Sunday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro lashed out at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when speaking to Fox News about the G7 summit in Quebec. “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Navarro said.


  • Your forecast: There will be a few showers and a risk of a thunderstorm this morning, with the rain stopping and the skies clearing this afternoon, a high of 18 C and wind at 30 km/h gusting to 50 throughout most of the work day.

What’s happening today

  • Personal trainer Paul Dyck helps his father, Lorne Dyck, exercise at Starke CrossFit. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Personal trainer Paul Dyck helps his father, Lorne Dyck, exercise at Starke CrossFit.

    Survey says: A national study says men in Manitoba and Saskatchewan scored the highest in smoking, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. The survey, commissioned by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, was released today, the first day of Men’s Health Week. Carol Sanders reports.
  • Cannabis conference: Marijuana industry leaders are in Saint John, N.B., today for the World Cannabis Congress. Marketing cannabis when it’s legal in Canada, and dealing with challenges imposed by Ottawa on packaging, are on the agenda. The Canadian Press reports.

In case you missed it


    Nic Petan

    ‘A little bit of envy’: Nic Petan’s agent says he can become one of the NHL’s best forwards but might not get the opportunity with the Jets because of their glut of talent. “At this point, he seems to be on the outside looking in,” Joe Oliver says. Jason Bell reports.
  • Smaller store: The downsizing of the Liquor Mart in the still-under-construction True North Square is the latest example of the Tories taking extraordinary steps to undo projects started by the previous government, Dan Lett writes in his latest column. Why, he asks, would a government calling for austerity pay $2 million to get out of a lease?

Trending now

  • #TonyAwards: Famed actor Robert DeNiro raised eyebrows while at the microphone at the annual Tony Awards gala Sunday, cursing U.S. President Donald Trump in foul language that was bleeped out for the television audience.

On this date

  • On June 11, 1954: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the RCMP were hunting in Winnipeg for Olga Leikus, the former secretary and confidante of former Newfoundland economic expert Dr. Alfred Vanimus; Leikus was wanted as a witness in the fraud charges facing the economist. The Bracken Liquor Inquiry commission heard that youths were coming into contact with alcohol at an earlier age than they had 10 or 15 years previously, and that more juveniles were coming before the court on liquor violations, including impaired driving charges.

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