So, just how nice was it yesterday? Well howabout record breaking nice. 13 were smashed around the province yesterday, including right here in Winnipeg. We hit 18.2 degrees on Monday, which beat out the record of 17.8 set way back in 1918. Today, could also be another record breaking day.
So all this dry, warm and windy weather is leading to a better than expected year for flooding in Manitoba. The Red River is expected to crest Thursday in Emerson where the water is still well below the top of the town’s dike. The Red is now almost completely free of ice, but a jam led to a couple of flooded garages in Petersfield, yesterday afternoon. The ice did clear within a couple of hours and water levels started dropping very quickly.
World security will top today’s agenda at the G-8 foreign ministers meeting, happening in Quebec. Iran’s nuclear ambitions and yesterday’s suicide bombings in Moscow’s subway system, will likely be among the topics discussed.
When all else fails….bring in the big boys from NASA. Experts at the space agency as well as the National Academy of Sciences, will join the U.S. government’s effort to try and figure out what causes unwanted acceleration with some recalled Toyota’s. The automaker has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide.
A national day of mourning is underway in Russia, following yesterday’s suicide bombings in Moscow’s subway system. 2 female suicide bombers believed to have ties to Chechen rebels, are blamed for at least 39 deaths, and injuring scores of others.
Nissan says its new electric car, which’ll be called the LEAF, will set ya back about 40 grand U.S. in Japan, and North American pricing on the vehicle will be announced later today. The LEAF will have a range of 160 kilometers on a single battery charge, and will be emission free.
Well here’s something you don’t hear everyday. A Russian man has won a million dollars, but, he can’t decide if he wants it. The 43 year old man, a bachelor who lives with his Mom, won the cash for solving a math problem that’s stumped mathematicians around the world for a century. But, Grigory Perelman says he can’t decide if he wants the cash.
Premier Greg Selinger says a decision has to be made soon about funding for a new football stadium for the Blue Bombers. Selinger says a new home for the CFL club is necessary because the current stadium at Polo Park needs some 52 million in repairs. Winnipeg businessman David Asper has until October 1st to work out plans for the facility at the U of M, and a retail complex on the site of the current stadium.