October 19, 2018

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Head Start for Oct. 12


What you need to know

  • Christine and Ken Waddell, owners of Neepawa Banner and Press, express their frustration as other people sign a petition while they wait for a committee meeting to start at the Manitoba Legislature Thursday.  (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Christine and Ken Waddell, owners of Neepawa Banner and Press, express their frustration as other people sign a petition while they wait for a committee meeting to start at the Manitoba Legislature Thursday.

    ‘Absolutely disgraceful’: Two legislative committee meetings were cancelled last night after the Liberals and Independent MLA Steven Fletcher used recorded votes to stall proceedings. The Liberals say the Tory government allowed insufficient time for debate on two bills. Larry Kusch reports.
  • Penalties kill: The Jets were assessed eight consecutive penalties in a 3-0 loss to the Predators in Nashville last night. The Jets racked up 60 minutes in penalties, while the Predators had 16. Mike McIntyre reports.
  • More on Motkaluk’s plan: Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk will discuss what her property tax reform plan will mean for homeowners at a news conference this morning. In his latest column, Dan Lett calls the proposal “sleight of hand.”

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be sunny with a high of 7 C, wind from the southwest at 10 km/h increasing to 20 km/h this afternoon and gusting to 40, and a high likelihood of rain late tonight and early Saturday.

What’s happening today

  • Four of five members of the best-known iteration of the band — Ellen Reid (from left), Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge — are celebrating God Shuffled His Feet on a tour that brings them to the Club Regent Event Centre Friday.

    Four of five members of the best-known iteration of the band — Ellen Reid (from left), Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge — are celebrating God Shuffled His Feet on a tour that brings them to the Club Regent Event Centre Friday.

    Crash concert: The Crash Test Dummies will perform a sold-out show tonight. The band is touring on the 25th anniversary of their hit album God Shuffled His Feet, but the Manitoba-bred band has also dipped into earlier songs on the Canadian leg of the tour. Jill Wilson has a preview.
  • Jean jettisoned: Former Canadian governor general Michaëlle Jean lost her bid for a second term as secretary general of La Francophonie as the organization of French-speaking nations chose Rwanda’s foreign minister instead. Canada and Quebec pulled their support for Jean earlier this week.
  • Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, married tequila brand executive Jack Brooksbank in a ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Eugenie is ninth in line to the British throne. Her sister, Princess Beatrice, is the maid of honour.

On this date

  • On Oct. 12, 1933: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the United States joined Great Britain and France in opposing German chancellor Adolf Hitler's plan to re-arm Germany. Canada's prime minister declared Canada would meet its debts. In Oklahoma City, the fate of George (Machine Gun) Kelly and his wife Kathryn, accused of conspiracy in the kidnapping of wealthy oil man Charles F. Urschel, was held in a sealed verdict to be delivered to the presiding judge that morning.

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