What you need to know
- Liquor loot: Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries says thieves have stolen approximately $1.6 million of alcohol from its stores in the past year, Ryan Thorpe reports. Security guards at Liquor Marts have been told not to intervene in thefts.
- ‘An all-time low’: More than two-thirds of people polled are against reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians, the highest level since Probe Research started tracking the issue years ago. “There really is no demographic group where you will find a majority of people favouring the reopening,” says Probe’s president, Scott MacKay. Ryan Thorpe reports.
- Your forecast: After spectacular thunderstorms last night and early this morning, which included hail Wednesday, today will be cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon. The high is 19 C, with wind from the southwest at 10 km/h shifting to 20 km/h from the north early this afternoon.
What’s happening today
- Bowman begins: Mayor Brian Bowman will launch his re-election campaign late this afternoon at the RBC Convention Centre. Meanwhile, he said Wednesday he won’t participate in a debate hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Aldo Santin reports.
- Sold-out show: Erin Lebar has a preview of tonight’s Metallica concert. More than 16,000 fans will pack Bell MTS Place for the show, which is expected to surpass the arena’s attendance record set at the band’s last stop here in 2009.
In case you missed it
- Tiny train tradition: A dining experience abroad a tiny train has been cancelled after equipment for the annual event was destroyed in a blaze. The president of the Assiniboine Valley Railway club says he believes the shed fire was intentionally set. Carol Sanders reports.
- Witness on widow: A witness Wednesday testified Aurea Vazquez-Rijos, who is on trial in Puerto Rico for the slaying of her husband, says she didn’t show any sign of alarm after he was attacked. Adam Anhang, a Winnipeg native, was slain in 2005. Claude Adams reports.
On this date
- On Sept. 13, 1951: Army engineering experts estimated 25 pounds of explosive were used to blow up a Quebec bridge that claimed several lives; inflation was expected to be the topic of conversation at a NATO meeting; the Free Press continued a series on professional gamblers who were found guilty of repeated offences but given only light fines; Hon. James Langstaff Bowman, former Conservative member of parliament for Dauphin and former speaker of the House of Commons died.
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