A woman has died after the S.U.V. she was driving hit head on with a semi the R.M. of Fisher. Police say the crash happened when conditions were particularly icy. The 38 year old woman from Scanterbury was pronounced dead at the scene. A 45 year old man who was a passenger in the S.U.V. was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.
Some good news on the city labor front this morning. The city and its largest union say they’ve reached a tentative agreement that will prevent a strike. Both the city and CUPE say no details will be released until the deal is ratified.
Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital is celebrating its 100th birthday. The original building opened on River avenue back on March 13th, 1911. It relocated to Pembina highway in 1971.
The death toll continues to increase from Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. Officials now say at least 2800 people are dead. The number was boosted this morning when about a thousand bodies were spotted washed up on the shore.
Now a reminder, you can help with the relief efforts in Japan. All Rogers and Fido cell phone customers just have to text to ASIA to 30333, and 5 dollars will be donated to the Red Cross efforts going on in the region.
Well the latest inductees will enter the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame tonight. They include, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits and yes….Neil Diamond.
Some good news on the oil front this morning. After losing a buck and a half a barrel on Friday, it’s down over 2 dollars in trading this morning. But again, don’t expect to see a drop at our pumps anytime soon.
The Canadian government says it’s offering a wide range of assistance to Japan as it recovers from the earthquake and tsunami. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says we are ready to provide chemical, biological, and other nuclear expertise. Cannon also says the Canadian military is ready to offer medical and engineering help.
Forces loyal to Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi are said to have taken control of a strategic oil town. They used tanks, artillery and warplanes to drive rebels out. It’s another sign that Gadhafi is gaining the upper hand on the rebels, who began an uprising almost a month ago now, to try and oust the Libyan dictator.
Aid workers are facing a monumental humanitarian crisis in northeastern Japan after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Millions of people have no food, water, housing or power. In fact, well over a million people have gone without water since the quake hit.
Meantime, another explosion has rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant north of Tokyo, leaving 6 workers injured. It was the second blast at the plant in three days, and officials are trying to prevent the reactors from melting down.