- Reopening plan scant on details: If targets are met, Manitoba could see a first round of health restriction reductions by Canada Day.
- Nurses union votes in favour of strike: With 12,000 nurses of all designations registered with the Manitoba Nurses Union, 11,954 members — or 98 per cent of the membership — voted in favour of a strike, the union said in a release Thursday.
- Assiniboine, Zion newest First Nations police team: A Manitoba First Nations Police Service officer is making history as the first Indigenous K-9 handler in the force’s history.
- Suppes looks to have a productive summer: Not being content with tackling one automotive project at a time, Kevin Suppes is in the middle of restoring at least three classic vehicles simultaneously, with each project bringing something different to the table.
- FRIDAY: Showers during the day with a high of 20 C. Clear and windy overnight and a low of 11 C.
- SATURDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 24 C. Clear overnight and a low of 10 C.
- SUNDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 28 C. Clear overnight and a low of 13 C.
- MONDAY: Sunny during the day with a high of 29 C. Clear overnight and a low of 16 C.
In case you missed it
- FIFTY YEARS AGO: Heavy rains over the last two days created flooding in several residential homes and approximately one inch in the basement of both the police department located in the basement of city hall and the basement of Fairview Home.
- FORTY YEARS AGO: Consumers are paying millions of dollars more a year for dairy products, eggs and poultry than they should because of special powers given marketing boards for those products, a study released today said. The Economic Council of Canada recommends the federal government gradually remove the power of those boards to limit production, set prices for farmers and control imports.
- THIRTY YEARS AGO: If more teachers don’t leave the Brandon School Division through retirement, resignation or leaves of absence next year, administrators say layoffs may be imminent.
- TWENTY YEARS AGO: You need a basic diagnostic test called an ultrasound. Your doctor is concerned about something and marks the request “Urgent.” So you expect to have it done in, what, one week? Two at the most? Try 12. “We’ve reached the point where urgents can be 10 to 12 weeks,” said Dr. Geoff Kindle, a staff radiologist at Brandon Regional Health Centre. “I think the people need to know and I think the government needs to know that there’s a situation here.”
- TEN YEARS AGO: Heavy rain and already high water levels pushed the Souris River to a new all-time high and forced the evacuation of 23 low-lying homes in Souris. As people worked to unload their houses of furniture and appliances, trucks stood at the ready to haul it to Murray Arena for safe keeping.