It sounds like stores are going to be able to open three hours earlier at 9 a.m. on Sundays if they listen to a report from a government-appointed committee. The final decision will rest with municipal governments. The changes would not affect the six annual holidays when most stores are barred from opening at any time.
30 months in jail is what the Crown wants for a Winnipeg man who videotaped his friends sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Jefferey Tongol has already been convicted of sexual assault for the attack in 2004.
Gordon Shurvell, a 65 year old Winnipeg man, is recovering from his injuries. While camping in Ontario, a black bear dragged him from an outhouse and attacked him before a friend shot and killed the bear.
A former University of Manitoba Bisons football player doesn’t deny throwing a punch in a bar fight that led to the death of 18 year old Kelly Clay. Jeremy Botelho has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and claims his actions in 2010 were justified.
Manitoba’s rate of family violence was significantly higher than the national average in 2010. The Canadian average was 294 incidents per 100,000 people but in Manitoba, it’s 430 reported incidents.
CP Rail has about 5 thousand workers on strike as of midnight last night. The big issues they can’t reach an agreement on are pensions and some work rules.
Michael McKean, who played the lead singer in “This is Spinal Tap” was hit by a car in New York City yesterday. He’s in stable condition in hospital with a broken leg.
Tommy Iommi played his first show since being treated for lymphoma and posted on his website that he thought it went well. Black Sabbath played last weekend in Birmingham, England.