June 17, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for June 14


What you need to know

  • Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green in  Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals. (Ben Margot / The Associated Press)

    Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals.

    Hoop dreams come true: The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA championship, beating the Golden State Warriors in a thrilling Game 6 in Oakland. Kawhi Leonard, acquired in an off-season trade, was named MVP of the finals. A parade is set for Monday.
  • Raptors fans rejoice: People across the country were celebrating Thursday night (and into today). It’s the first time a Canadian team has won a title in the four major North American professional sports leagues since the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993.

Weather

  • Your forecast: A mix of sun and cloud with a high of 26 C, a 30 per cent chance of showers until after 8 a.m., and wind from the northeast at 30 km/h gusting to 50 early this afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • The Red River Exhibition gets underway on June 14.  (Ivy delos Santos)

    The Red River Exhibition gets underway on June 14.

    Carnival commences: The Red River Exhibition starts today. Nadya Pankiw reports on 10 things the Ex has to offer over its 10-day run.
  • Edibles update: Health Canada officials are holding a media briefing “regarding the next steps in the legalization and regulation of cannabis” today. Ottawa has yet to legalize cannabis edibles.

In case you missed it

  • Liberals stem losses: In a new Leger poll for The Canadian Press, 38 per cent of respondents said they’d vote Conservative if a federal election were held today, while 29 per cent would vote for the Liberals. The Tories are down two percentage points compared with the previous poll in April, while the Grits are up two. The NDP and Greens are polling at 13 and 11 per cent, respectively.
  • Trailer park’s plan: A trailer park on north Main Street is seeking to double in size, and some area residents are strongly opposed to the rezoning. The owner told the Free Press the “old trailer park stigma” is fuelling some of the criticism. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Angry over amalgamation: Unions forced to conduct merger votes because of the province’s forced amalgamation of bargaining units say the process “is throwing another wrench into an already strained health-care system.” Larry Kusch reports.

On this date

  • On June 14, 2000: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that a man imprisoned in B.C. rejected accusations that he was responsible for the death of Manitoba woman Barbara Stoppel, and compared himself to Thomas Sophonow, who had been wrongfully accused. Contestants in TV show Pioneer Quest, being filmed in Manitoba, broke sod with a single-blade plough and faced swarms of mosquitoes; the contestants were spending a year building a homestead under 19th-century conditions for the History TV series.

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