VERDICT EXPECTED IN WINNIPEG LETTER−BOMB CASE
A Winnipeg man is expected to find out today if he will be found guilty of sending letter bombs to his former wife and two lawyers. A judge is to hand down a verdict against Guido Amsel on charges that include attempted murder and aggravated assault. Amsel was arrested after three explosive packages were found in July 2015.
WINNIPEG JETS LOSE IN LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas Golden Night take a 2 - 1 Western Conference Final lead Wednesday beating Winnipeg 4 -2. Next to Fleury, Scheifele was the best player on the ice. He logged 20 minutes and 10 seconds of ice time, had two goals, five shots, two hits and a takeaway. Dustin Byfuglien logged 27 minutes and 46 seconds of ice time, didn’t score a point and was minus-two, but had three shots, including a great chance in the dying minutes, three hits and three blocked shots.
BURTON CUMMINGS INJURED IN COLLISION
Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles. In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The Guess Who writes that he was struck by a driver who ran a red light and that there were five people in the other car, including a baby. Cummings said he suffered a concussion due to his head cracking the windshield in addition to cuts and "serious bruising on both arms," a very painful left leg and intense back pain.
ALBERTA PASSES BILL THAT COULD CUT OIL TO B.C.
Alberta has passed legislation that could see punitive price spikes in British Columbia in the dispute over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Premier Rachel Notley won’t say when and how the power will be used, but said she won’t wait long. The bill would give Alberta the power to decide how much fuel is sent and by what means, be it by rail or pipeline. B.C. Premier John Horgan calls law provocative and his attorney general says a law designed to inflict harm on another province violates the constitution.
JASON KENNEY DEFENDS CALLING TRUDEAU CLUELESS
Alberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is standing by his personal attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom he called empty and clueless. Kenney says, from his experience, Trudeau struggles with nuanced political issues, particularly the Trans Mountain pipeline file. Kenney it isn’t a personal issue with Trudeau, but rather, it’s about standing up for Alberta.
WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS