What’s happening today
- School shifts to remote learning: John Pritchard School on Henderson Highway, which had a previously announced case of a student with COVID-19, announced four new cases in a notice to parents Tuesday. Students in grades 6-8, a grade 4-5 split class and those in the before/after school program will be “transitioned to remote learning” today.
- Friesen to face questions: Health Minister Cameron Friesen will be asked about the latest COVID-19 cases in a Winnipeg school during an unrelated news conference at the site of the old hospital in Selkirk this morning. Meanwhile, virus testing centres were very busy Tuesday, with some locations forced to turn people away by mid-day. Danielle Da Silva reports.
- Sally strikes Alabama: Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 storm early today, pushing ocean water ashore and bringing torrential rain. Forecasters say the hurricane will cause dangerous flooding inland, from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi. The Associated Press reports.
- Cabinet retreat concludes: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak at a news conference today after a cabinet retreat that began Monday. The Canadian Press reports.
- StatCan set to reveal inflation figure: Statistics Canada will announce how the official measure of inflation fared last month, with expectations for another month of near-zero readings. The Canadian Press reports.
- Your forecast: Sunny with a high of 12 C, and wind at 30 km/h gusting to 40 from the north decreasing to 20 km/h from the northwest beginning early this afternoon.
In case you missed it
- Isles extend eastern final: The New York Islanders, down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, staved off elimination with a double-overtime win in Game 5 Tuesday night. Game 6 is Thursday night.
- Flags on the play: Two local CFL players — Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris and Montreal Alouettes linebacker D.J. Lalama — have launched a flag football league intended to serve as a competitive outlet for elite players. Mike Sawatzky reports.
On this date
- On Sept. 16, 1930: The Manitoba Free Press reported that four people narrowly escaped death when a seaplane belonging to the Consolidated Mining and Smelting company made a forced landing in a field about a mile west of The Pas; pilot Ken Dewar had been conducting three field men for the company from South Indian Lake, roughly 300 miles from The Pas, when he attempted to make a landing in the Saskatchewan River when his machine died. In Edmonton, Maj. L. T. Burwash said his recent discovery of grave markers on King William Island from members of the doomed Franklin expedition was evidence the men had thought they were on the Canadian mainland, not an island.