State of emergency
- No power in Portage: More than 10,000 Manitoba Hydro customers remain without power this morning after last week’s storm, including more than 2,000 in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. Kevin Rollason filed a report Tuesday.
- Canopy crushed: It could take a decade for a fuller and healthier tree canopy to emerge after many limbs were lost in the storm. Arborist Frank Knaapen said the damage resembles that of the huge ice storm that hit southern Quebec and eastern Ontario in 1998. Maggie Macintosh reports.
- The cleanup from last week’s snowstorm could last until spring — or beyond — and the cost will be in the tens of millions, Winnipeg's mayor said Tuesday. Aldo Santin reports
- Your forecast: Mainly cloudy with a high of 5 C, a 30 per cent chance of showers beginning this afternoon and peak winds from the southeast at 20 km/h in the late afternoon and evening. Most of the snow from last week’s storm will melt this weekend, but Environment Canada said an extreme weather event approaching on Election Day might bring more snow or rain. Maggie Macintosh reports.
What’s happening today
- Closed after crash: Northbound Main Street is expected to remain closed at Higgins Avenue into the morning commute after a serious crash. The incident happened sometime around midnight. Meanwhile, southbound Garry Street will be closed between York Avenue and Broadway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road work.
In case you missed it
- Work in progress: The Jets followed a weekend blowout with another home loss, this time to the Arizona Coyotes, last night. “I think we’re still trying to establish ourselves and figure out our identity as a team,” captain Blake Wheeler said after the game. Jason Bell reports.
- Net revenue in the red: Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries lost more than $2.4 million on cannabis in the 2018-19 fiscal year because of one-time costs, including policy development and planning regarding legalization, totalling more than $4.1 million. Solomon Israel reports.
- Polo Park proposals: Two proposals for high-rise developments in the Polo Park area remain on hold after the executive policy committee voted unanimously to recommend that city council take no action on requests for public hearings for 30 days. Aldo Santin reports.
On this date
- In the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct. 16, 1999: Lindor Reynolds writes about the depressing closure of Eaton's on Portage Avenue. Mayor Glen Murray throws his support behind a proposal to create a special arson unit to deal with a recent rash of fires in the city. Local technology companies say high-tech outlook in Winnipeg remains high despite closure of Nortel plant.