A man and woman who police say dined and dashed from a city restaurant, ended up injuring 3 people with their car as they fled the scene. Cops say security officers pursued the couple into the parking lot on Saturday night and were attempting to stop their car when the driver put the car in gear. Fortunately, the 3 people who were hit suffered only minor injuries. The car, a Kia spectra, did get away.
Nearly a hundred people walked through downtown yesterday, for the 7th annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. The event was organized by Sisters in Spirit, an organization that creates awareness about the more than 500 missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in this country.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to send in the troops to help Manitoba deal with a sudden surge of the Assiniboine River. Not only has the flooding gotten bad in the city of Brandon, but now, Premier Greg Selinger says dikes need to be raised or strengthened from Portage to Headingly. He says soldiers are needed because the work has to be done very quickly, and in places where its pretty difficult to do so.
The water on the Assiniboine out in Brandon has attracted so many people that crews have been having difficulty dealing with the crowds. The province is now requesting people stay well back from the dikes and other flood fighting measures, for their own safety and for the safety of crews working on them. Water levels at the 1st street bridge in Brandon, rose 2 feet between Friday and yesterday, breaking the old record set back in 1923.
U.S. President Barrack Obama says the ultimate deciding factor in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound was balancing risk against reward. Reward won out. Obama told CBS’s 60 Minutes last night that he felt the commando raid was the best way to make sure they had their man, despite the risk.
Flooding down south is getting pretty bad. In fact, the swollen Mississippi river is threatening to swamp more houses in low lying areas around Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds have now been told to leave their homes before the river reaches its expected peak tomorrow.
Well as you may have seen this weekend, the price of gas went down slightly. But, it doesn’t look like it’ll stay their for long. Oil is bouncing back after last week’s big plunge. In fact, it’s up a 1.60 in overnight trading. According to GasBuddy.com, the average price of regular across the country is now a 1.32 a litre…..which is down slightly from last week.
The Canadian military is investigating the 10 day disappearance of a soldier based out of CFB, Shilo. 34 year old Private Michelle Recksiedler-Berry was found unharmed in the Winnipeg area yesterday morning. For the moment, the military will only say she was on leave to visit her mother.
NDP leader, Jack Layton is coming to the defence of some of his party’s newly elected MP’s. Some winners from last Monday’s election have come under attack for being young and having little or no political experience. But Layton told a radio talk show yesterday that young people should be given a chance.