The NDP introduced a bill yesterday to make it mandatory that cyclists under 18 wear bicycle helmets. Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of death and serious injury in a crash by as much as 90 per cent. The new law would also apply to children who are passengers on bikes and those being towed by a bicycle.
A 35-year-old cyclist was killed on Higgins Avenue just west of Main Street around 11 a.m. She and a vehicle collided, which caused her to fall into the path of a semi-trailer.
44 cattle were found dead and 117 emaciated after not likely being fed for months. Yesterday, a 64 year-old Manitoba cattle farmer who neglected his herd was given $25,000 fine and a 5-year animal ban.
Manitoba is expanding it’s human rights code to cover gender identity, homelessness and the poor. So, for example, a landlord couldn’t refuse to rent to someone because they’re unemployed, so long as they can pay the rent. Same goes for a homeless person that wanted a cab ride, so long as they show they can pay the fare.
Gregg Allman, of the Allman Brothers, is walking down the aisle with wife number 7. His new fiancé is a 24 year-old woman named Shannon.
A photo of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road the other way has sold for $25 thousand. On the album cover, The Beatles are walking to the right. In this photo, they’re walking to the left. Paul McCartney is also wearing sandals.
Three Doors Down Guitarist, Matt Roberts, has left the band for health reasons. He has circulation problems and the busy touring schedule is making things worse.