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WINNIPEG REACTS

WINNIPEG - Protests continue around the world after the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. A cop held his knee to George Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, even after he said he couldn't breathe and then stopped moving. There's also been some rioting and looting in cities across America, as anger over…

LIVING ARCADE CLAW GAME

WINNIPEG - A British dad has recreated an arcade claw game in the bathtub by hanging his daughter upside down to act as the grabber. He's holding his three year old girl by the ankles while his 11 year old daughter "controls" the human grabber with a joystick which is made from the family's kitchen…

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WINNIPEG REACTS

WINNIPEG - Protests continue around the world after the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. A cop held his knee to George Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, even after he said he couldn't breathe and then stopped moving. There's also been some rioting and looting in cities across America, as anger over…

LIVING ARCADE CLAW GAME

WINNIPEG - A British dad has recreated an arcade claw game in the bathtub by hanging his daughter upside down to act as the grabber. He's holding his three year old girl by the ankles while his 11 year old daughter "controls" the human grabber with a joystick which is made from the family's kitchen…

SWARM OF BATS

WINNIPEG - We recently showed you how a flock of birds showed up on a Florida TV station's weather radar. Well, it's happened again. Only this time it's a huge swarm of bats in Texas. And as you can see, they're being blown around by a severe thunderstorm. The radar picked up the thousands of…

HAPPINESS MAY BE A COIN FLIP AWAY

WINNIPEG - A new study has found that people who flip a coin when making a big life decision are much more happy. Researchers at the University of Chicago say those who flipped a coin and had to change their position were more likely to make the change and be happier about it. They say…

COVID-19 ROBOT DOG

WINNIPEG - A robot dog is being used to patrol a park in Singapore to make sure people stay two metres apart. It was developed by Boston Dynamics. The four-legged yellow dog, named "Spot," is reminding people to social distance through a recorded message. There are also cameras so officials can keep track of potential…

IT'S A BIRD!

WINNIPEG - A big mass showed up on a Florida TV station’s radar this week but it wasn’t rain or other weather. WBBH says the display of bright colors between Cuba and South Florida yesterday was actually a large flock of birds heading north as temperatures rise. Photo: WBBH TV

GOLDFISH GETS LIFE-JACKET

WINNIPEG - A man in Massachusetts has built his goldfish a life-jacket to keep it alive. The five year old fish developed a swim bladder disorder, causing him to float upside down. The condition didn't improve after several months so the man came up with an ingenious solution, a custom floating device to keep his…

FREE NUGGETS

WINNIPEG - Participating Wendy's restaurants were giving away free chicken nuggets last Friday. It was the company's GroupNug promotion was aimed at helping people deal with the CoVid-19 pandemic. But a guy from Oregon took advantage of Wendy's generosity. Not only did he visited 11 different locations that day to get his four nuggets, he…

NEW ONLINE CHALLENGE

WINNIPEG - Remember the recent Pillow Challenge? Well, there's a new one. The Paper Bag Challenge is the latest online pastime. Basically, you somehow wear a paper bag. Most of the photos I've seen on social media are terrible but some of the paper bag outfits are quite impressive. Hey, whatever gets you through this…

REAPER URGES SOCIAL DISTANCING

WINNIPEG - The Grim Reaper has hit the beach in Florida. It's actually a lawyer dressed up as the angel of death. Daniel Uhlfelder has been very critical of Republican governors who want to re-open their states, he thinks it's too soon. Starting Friday, Uhlfelder says he'll tour Florida's beaches and other locations to encourage…

HIDE & STUCK

WINNIPEG - A woman is Virginia had to be rescued by firefighters after a game of hide-and-seek went bad. The 18 year old decided to hide from her younger cousins in the family washing machine but she got stuck inside. The four firefighters were able to remove the top of the machine which created enough…

NOW THAT'S CREEPY!

WINNIPEG - A British museum has started a weird competition to see which institution has the world's creepiest exhibit. It's Twitter feed has been filled with ghoulish artifacts like this hair bun from a dead Roman woman who lived in the third or fourth century, the pins are still in place. Other submissions...a macabre mermaid…

Trudeau v Trump and People v Pocketbooks

We are on a collision course with America. Under Donald trump’s leadership, our southern neighbour is headed towards putting economics over lives. Trump has been clear; if push comes to shove, money matters more. In his words, the “cure cannot be worse than the problem itself”. Trump has said he wants America back to work…

Coronavirus deaths exceed 2,200

WORLD NEWS - Outside China, the largest coronavirus outbreaks have been in South Korea and Japan. The number of cases in South Korea has soared, from 28 a week ago to at least 156 as of Friday morning. The South Korean outbreak is centered around the southern city of Daegu. The majority of new cases…

Once Upon a Time in Iran

Is Donald Trump to blame for the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 shortly after the aircraft took off from Tehran’s International Airport? Or does the blame lie solely with the Iranian regime and its Revolutionary Guard unit that fired the deadly missiles? As with most issues these days, there are hard, irreconcilable opinions held…

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