A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Winnipeg, and the city is in store for very high winds today.
Pembina Trails School Division trustees voted last night to review the name of Ryerson School.
A funeral for four Muslim family members who were run down in London, Ont., is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. A drive-in vigil to honour the victims was held in Winnipeg last night.
The Montreal Canadiens — who swept the Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals — will face the Vegas Golden Knights, who eliminated the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of their series last night. The other semifinal begins Sunday, with the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the New York Islanders.
— Adam Treusch, assignment editor
What’s happening today
Vague on vaccines: A three-day G7 summit in England begins. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the only leader in the group who has yet to pledge how many COVID-19 vaccine doses his country will donate to less wealthy nations. The Canadian Press reports.
- Decision to be delivered: The Supreme Court will announce its judgment this morning in an appeal case involving the estate of drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, who were murdered in Toronto in 2017.
- Football, finally: The European football championship, which wasn’t played last year because of the pandemic, will kick off today. Jerrad Peters has a preview.
- COVID-19 crisis: Provincial health officials are scheduled to hold their regular Friday news conference on COVID-19 case numbers or vaccines. Six deaths from COVID-19 were announced Thursday.
- Your forecast: Cloudy with thunderstorms this morning, showers ending this afternoon, a high of 21 C and humidex of 25. Wind at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h, increasing to 50 km/h and gusting to 70 beginning in the early afternoon.
In case you missed it
Ticket taxes: A city report proposes allowing revenue from taxes on Winnipeg Blue Bombers tickets to cover franchise costs other than construction loans. The report also calls for the city to sever its ties to the company that owns IG Field. Joyanne Pursaga reports.
- Proposal for parlours: Another city report calls for mandatory security cameras and panic alarms at body rub parlours and reducing some licence fees for people who work at parlours and as escorts. Joyanne Pursaga reports.
- Man admits to dumping body: A man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after admitting he dumped the body of a homicide victim in the Red River. He pleaded guilty to interfering with human remains. Dean Pritchard reports.
On this date
On June 11, 2009: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the chief of Garden Hill First Nation wanted a temporary field hospital to be set up after a second case of H1N1 was found in the community, which did not have a full-time doctor or anti-virals. Justice Murray Sinclair was named to head a national commission on residential schools. The Winnipeg Art Gallery replaced shrubs on its rooftops with statues.
Today’s front page
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