Headlines April 5: Here comes the snow. The SE parts of the province are expected to see the brunt with 20 to 25 CM; less to the west and NW, with western MB looking at 5-10CM. The late season snow will most certainly have flood implications for MB. | Canada’s police chiefs request urgent meeting with premiers following deaths of officers, suggesting a link in the rise of violence by people on bail after changes made 4yrs ago. | Brandon’s Town Centre has been sold to an unknown Winnipeg buyer. At the height of its popularity, the Town Centre was the premiere shopping destination in Western MB, complete with 2 level paid parking and dozens of popular national brand stores and anchors such as Eaton’s and Zellers. | The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum expects to fully open in May following crucial repairs to its hangar. | Loblaw Companies has recalled a chopped salad kit due to undeclared allergens. PC Sesame Wonton Chopped Salad Kit-best before date April 9 2023 Lot code B083011. Today is April 5, 2023 and Women’s Equal Pay Day, Bell Bottoms Day, First Contact Day, Global Day of the Engineer, Go for Broke Day, Holy Wednesday, National Caramel Day, National Dandelion Day, National Day of Hope, National Flash Drive Day, National Raisin and Spice Bar Day, Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, Read a Road Map Day, Whole Grain Sampling Day and National Deep Dish Pizza Day. Here’s Randy Santel taking down that 7 pounder we talked about on the show!
APRIL STORM UPDATE
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Southern Manitoba is covered in snow, and it’s likely only going to get worse as the day goes on. A Colorado low moved into the province overnight and will continue to impact the region through the day, slowly moving further north into the Interlake. The massive system runs from the Manitoba escarpment/Carberry Austin area to the west, right across the southern part of the province eastward to Ontario. Manitoba’s southeast corner is expected to be hardest hit, with 20-25 centimetres expected before the system moves out Thursday. The Red River Valley, including Winnipeg, will likely get 10-15 cm and western Manitoba is looking at totals of 5-10 cm. The conditions have prompted many school divisions to cancel classes for the day. Heavy snow will fall through the day before tapering off by evening, leaving some light stuff lingering overnight, and temps climing above normal next week, for the first time since February! Could +17 be in our future?
HIGHWAYS UPDATE LINK: https://www.manitoba511.ca/
Are Canadians being gouged by grocery stores? Just over 30 per cent of Canadians believe grocery store chains profits are the reason for surging food inflation and they’re getting angry. https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2661508
ZELLERS IS OPEN IN MANITOBA!
While the world went crazy for Barbie yesterday, I was more excited about news ‘Shrek 5’ is officially in the works with original cast in talks! How many stars are in this movie? This list of stars NOT in the movie is shorter! And all that pink! WOW.
Why were people pouring out their Bud Light? Why is the brand under attack? Kid Rock is all fired up amid Bud Light’s decision to partner up with a transgender activist — and we mean that literally — ’cause he’s out firing bullets over the whole thing. The singer/rapper posted a video to his social media Monday.
Going on vacation? Gen Z would rather save that money for their pet! Gen Z is more likely than any other generation to invest saved money on their pet than use it to go on vacation.
Jammy Eggs for Easter! We’re talking perfectly set whites with a slightly set yolk that still has a soft, “jammy” texture! If you haven’t tried them yet, consider this your invitation! We found the method and timing (to the second!) for PERFECT jammy eggs EVERY TIME!
Google has just introduced a price guarantee for airline tickets. There are some US hoops to jump through like getting a US mailing address and phone number, but if you buy a flight they say is at the right price, and the fare drops later, they’ll give you the difference. This should bring more attention to the generally-excellent Google Flights.
Is McDonald’s About to Make Some Major Changes to the Menu? The chance that McDonald’s could discontinue your favorite menu item is never a welcome possibility. Could the chain be leaning away from Beef and moving more to Chicken?
COFFEE SECRET: When you’re in a pinch to turn your bad coffee into a better cup, reach for this store-bought ingredient. Here’s how this simple mixture can work a miracle.
Secret art in your most secure document. Canada’s Passport Reveals Hidden Images Only Visible Under UV Light. These would be almost impossible to forge.
Was this a fart or office “noise”? ‘The View’ adds coasters under mugs after co-hosts blamed for farts on-air. I blame Whoopie. After all, there’s a cushion named after her!
WE FOUND THE DQ RED SPOON!!!!!!
DO NOT TRY THIS. PUT YOUR BOAT IN WATER! AGAIN: DO NOT ATTEMPT. DO NOT ATTEMPT.