November 18, 2018

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Free Press Head Start for Nov. 8


What you need to know

  • People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar. (Mark J. Terrill / The Associated Press)

    People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar.

    Bar shooting: A gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer, at a country bar in southern California hosting a “college night.”
  • Consultant costs: The Tory government has ordered more than $16-million worth of studies by private consultants since taking power. Finance Minister Scott Fielding says the studies are necessary because the former NDP government “systematically mismanaged the province for 17 years.” Larry Kusch and Jessica Botelho-Urbanski report.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be mainly cloudy with a high of -4 C, a 60 per cent chance of flurries, wind from the west at 20 km/h and a windchill of -17 this morning and -9 at about noon.

What’s happening today

  • Art announcement: The Winnipeg Art Gallery will announce an initiative this morning “that will see contemporary Indigenous art and artists celebrated for years to come.”
  • Murder trial: A jury is expected to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of Steven Anthony Morrisseau in the killing of Jason Stinson, who was shot near The Forks in 2015. Katie May reports.

In case you missed it

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    Talking transit: Reporter Kevin Rollason spent Wednesday afternoon at the Graham Avenue transit corridor speaking with bus users about safety.
  • Couple faces sex charges: A couple in Lavenham are charged with making child pornography, sexual assault and bestiality after a 16-year-old boy was exploited “multiple times,” RCMP say. Ashley Prest reports.

On this date

  • On Nov. 8, 1945: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that federal as well as Ontario provincial officials strove to bring an early end to labour strife in the auto industry, as union workers were poised to stage a nationwide walkout in support of 20,000 C.I.O. United Auto Workers on strike against Ford of Canada. Winnipeggers bumped and slithered to work after an all-night blizzard covered streets with snow. Britain was suspicious of Russia's territorial demands.

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