June 17, 2019

Winnipeg
12° C, Light rain showers

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Free Press Head Start for June 12


What you need to know

  • Premier Brian Pallister  (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

    Premier Brian Pallister

    Vet vexed over snub: Columnist Dan Lett spoke with a 95-year-old Winnipeg veteran who was in Normandy last week for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Al Roy said Premier Brian Pallister, who didn’t attend the main wreath-laying ceremony, ignored veterans at an event the next day.
  • Canadians rescued: Ghana’s government announced this morning it has rescued two young women who had been abducted in the West African country.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Mainly sunny with a high of 21 C and wind from the west at 10 km/h increasing to 15 km/h from the northwest in the early afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • Protestors react to tear gas during a large protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday. (Kin Cheung / The Associated Press)

    Protestors react to tear gas during a large protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday.

    Clash in Hong Kong: Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, water hoses and pepper spray on people protesting a bill that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland China.
  • Cup up for grabs: The St. Louis Blues face the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at 7 p.m. The Blues have never won the NHL championship, while the Bruins last won in 2011.

In case you missed it

  • Brenda Schuff

    Brenda Schuff

    ‘I was very scared’: Video of a statement by a Japanese exchange student was played at the second-degree murder trial of Brenda Schuff, who is accused of killing neighbour Judy Kenny in April 2017. The student, who was living with Kenny, said she was awakened by the sound of two women's voices and screaming. Dean Pritchard reports.
  • New plates at Forks: Within a month, every meal at The Forks will be served on reusable plates. The restaurants will share dishes, which will be cleaned at a dishwashing station installed last month. Tessa Vanderhart reports.

On this date

  • On June 12, 1980: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the Manitoba Court of Appeal and the provincial government were at odds over the issue of mandatory retirement at age 65; a court ruling dismissed the notion of a mandatory retirement age, while the province rejected a conciliation report that recommended a civil servant forced to retire in 1978 be reinstated. Alberta premier Peter Lougheed urged the federal government to focus on attaining energy self-sufficiency for Canada rather than constitutional reform.

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