March 19, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 8

Thelma Krull is a victim of foul play, according to police. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

Thelma Krull is a victim of foul play, according to police.


This morning

  • Missing woman declared dead: A Court of Queen’s bench judge signed an order Thursday declaring missing grandmother Thelma Krull legally dead. Her husband, Robert Krull, filed a request in August to have the court declare her dead for the purposes of settling her estate. Police believe she was a victim of foul play. Katie May reports.
  • Your forecast: Today will be sunny, with a high of 23 C and wind from the south at 20 km/h early this afternoon.

In case you missed it

  • RCMP investigate at the scene of a fatal plane crash at St. Andrews Airport, north of Winnipeg, Thursday. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)

    RCMP investigate at the scene of a fatal plane crash at St. Andrews Airport, north of Winnipeg, Thursday.

    Plane crash probed: A 29-year-old Thunder Bay man who was killed when a small plane crashed north of the St. Andrews Airport early Thursday was a licensed pilot who had flown the aircraft before and apparently took it without the owner’s permission, RCMP say. Alexandra Paul and Randy Turner report.
  • Transitional beds a ‘temporary fix’: The province is spending $9 million on privately run transitional-care beds as part of its overhaul of health care. All Seniors Care won the WRHA’s bid to provide the service to patients who no longer need hospital care but aren’t ready to move to a long-term care facility or return home. NDP health critic Matt Wiebe called the facility “another temporary fix.” Jane Gerster reports.
  • Manitoba-linked movies: Randall King spoke with the creators of homer_b, the lone made-in-Manitoba entry at the Toronto Film Festival. Our province is also represented at TIFF, which began Thursday, by two other Manitoba-linked films.

Up next

  • Bette Mueller (left), co-chairwoman of the Moving Nellie Home committee, stands in front of the Nellie McClung buildings and exhibit with her husband, Walter. (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Bette Mueller (left), co-chairwoman of the Moving Nellie Home committee, stands in front of the Nellie McClung buildings and exhibit with her husband, Walter.

    Homes come home: A grand opening is taking place in Manitou at 1 p.m. for two homes where suffragist Nellie McClung lived for most of her early adult life, which have been returned to the town. McClung played a leading role in winning most Manitoba women the right to vote in 1916. Bill Redekop reports.
  • Stake in cannabis company: A Manitoba reserve holds the largest share in National Access Cannabis, a nationwide chain of cannabis dispensaries that will be publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange today. Opaskwayak Cree Nation Chief Christian Sinclair says it’s historic for an Indigenous group to hold the largest stake in a publicly traded company. Dylan Robertson reports.

Around the water cooler

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff speaks about his new contract in media scrum at the Bell MTS Iceplex Thursday. (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff speaks about his new contract in media scrum at the Bell MTS Iceplex Thursday.

    New contracts for coach, GM: The Winnipeg Jets signed general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Paul Maurice to multi-year contract extensions Thursday. Despite only one post-season appearance by the Jets since the franchise moved to Winnipeg, co-owner Mark Chipman says Cheveldayoff remains the right man for the GM’s job, and Chevelayoff says veteran players were steadfast in their support of Maurice. Jason Bell reports.

On this date

  • On Sept. 8, 1960: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that anti-nuclear-war emergency sites across Canada were being prepared in all 10 provinces at a cost of $200 million. A boom town was expected to spring up around Manitoba's new nuclear research facility near Lac du Bonnet. Forest fires menaced seven communities across three Atlantic provinces. Estonians living in Winnipeg received veiled warnings from relatives overseas to stop writing too often and to stop sending parcels if they wanted to avoid becoming implicated in trouble in Canada.

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