Last night’s thunderstorm caused some power outages and flooded underpasses. It came after a record setting day though. We beat a longstanding record for the warmest day in March set in 1946 when we hit 23.4 C just after 3 o’clock.
Former hockey coach, Graham James, will be sentenced starting at 10 a.m. today for sexually assaulting NHL star Theo Fleury and his cousin, Todd Holt. The abuse happened back in the 80s and 90s when the two were playing for James in the WHL. The Crown attorney is asking for six years, saying James violated the trust of his players and is at high risk to reoffend again.
More than 100 former Aveos workers protested outside the Winnipeg airport yesterday because 350 Winnipeg employees were laid off when Aveos ceased its operations nationwide on Sunday. Air Canada has released the warning that the layoffs could cause flight cancellations because of unrepaired planes still sitting in Aveos hangers
The Winnipeg Coyote is having a nap while he waits to be released back in the wild. Manitoba Conservation officers tranquillized a grey coyote in a downtown parkade and will be letting him go as he has recovered.
A seven-month old baby girl was found, dressed in only a sleeper in some leaves behind a school in Portage la Praire early Saturday morning. RCMP said a man riding his bike on his way home from work just before four a.m. and heard what he thought was a cat, but ended up being the baby. Officers found the mother nearby, drunk. She faces charges of abandoning a child and failing to provide the necessities of life.
A federal health warning about certain beef products that may be contaminated with E.coli has been expanded to cover 135 products sold under a bunch of brand names: Irresistibles, Licks, Maple Lodge Farms, P-C and Best Value. A full listing of the affected beef products can be found at the CFIA website.
Three million new iPads have sold since the release date last Friday, Apple’s strongest launch for an iPad yet. The initial launch was in the US, Canada and eight other countries but they’ll be in 24 more countries by the end of the week.
Disney says ‘John Carter’ is on track to lose $200 million, making it one of Hollywood’s biggest flops ever. They hope to bounce back with a few other big-budget films, “The Avengers” in May and Pixar’s “Brave” in June.