What you need to know
- Bright lights, big game: The Jets face the Golden Knights in Vegas at 8 p.m., with the Western Conference Final tied 1-1. Jets forward Mathieu Perreault says the team, which has yet to trail in a series this post-season, won’t be distracted by the glittering resort city’s attractions. “We’re here to win a hockey game,” he says. Mike McIntyre reports.
- Cummings in crash: Burton Cummings is recovering from injuries he suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles this weekend. The Winnipegger and former Guess Who frontman wrote in a lengthy Facebook post he’s in a "lot of physical pain" and needs "serious healing time.”
- Weather: Today will be sunny with a high of 30 C, a mix of sun and cloud this morning and wind at 50 km/h gusting to 70 early this afternoon.
What’s happening today
- ‘Unsafe hunting practices’: Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires is set to introduce her proposed Wildlife Amendment Act for first reading. In a speech to Tory faithful last week, Premier Brian Pallister said his government would ban hunting with spotlights.
- Taking off training wheels: A bike-share program that has been in the testing phase for years is being launched. A news conference on the program, which features 22 bikes rented out of five locations downtown, is happening at city hall this morning. Ryan Thorpe reports.
- Canadian content: Ben and Jessica Mulroney’s three children will be among the bridesmaids and page boys for Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it was announced today. Jessica, the daughter-in-law of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, is friends with Markle. Other bridesmaids include the two eldest children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.
In case you missed it
- Encore performance: Randall King has a review of Cavalia’s Odysseo, which has returned to Winnipeg. There’s only a vague sense of a story, King writes, but the elaborate spectacle is dazzling.
- Spotlight on city: Winnipeg remains at the centre of national focus because of the playoff success of the Jets. Randy Turner spoke with an eclectic group of observers to get their take on the attention this city is getting.
On this date
- On May 16, 1972: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Alabama governor George Wallace was critically injured by a bullet from a would-be assassin who shot him at a Maryland shopping centre. Wallace had been favoured to win primaries in Maryland and Michigan in the U.S. presidential race. John Connally resigned from the cabinet of U.S. president Richard Nixon and was replaced by George Shultz. In Quebec, labour unrest continued, but the mood in Montreal was mixed.
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