Headlines Aug 30:
Another strike coming. MB Government and General Employees’ Union will hold a rally at legislature today. The union representing 11,000 MB civil servants plans a strike vote after negotiations appear to have stalled on the issue of wages. This comes after employees with Manitoba Public Insurance walked out Aug. 28.
-With school about to start, parents in MB scramble to find childcare as demand spikes. Child-care facilities in Winnipeg say families are desperate to find spaces for before-and after-school care, but licensed facilities are full, leaving parents struggling.
-Man is in custody after RCMP with the Manitou branch responded to reports of an assault Aug. 28 where a suspect had broken into a home in Somerset, used bear spray & assaulted someone with a chainsaw. A 36-year-old male victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
-The US-Canada land border crossing at Pembina was temporally closed Tuesday due to a fire. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) says first responders were called to the Emerson port at 4:30pm to extinguish what was thought to be an electrical fire in the mechanical room.
-Dr. Guillermo Rocha, a renowned ophthalmologist based in Brandon, is leaving the city after practicing for over 25 years. He is accepting a teaching position in Montreal.
-Bombers will secure playoff spot if they win this weekend. Bombers and Riders meet in the annual Labour Day Classic on Sunday.
HAPPY MARSHMALLOW DAY! What number are you? Marshmallows were originally made form the mallow plant, which grows in marshes, was thought to be first used to make marshmallows around 2,000 B.C. in ancient Egypt. The root of the plant was mixed with sugar, and was used for medicinal purposes, as well as being used as a treat. By the mid-1800’s, in France, marshmallows were being made in small batches by whipping marshmallow roots with sugar, water, and egg whites. Eventually, the marshmallow root was replaced with gelatin, as the marshmallow root ingredient had more to do with texture than taste. A new process, in which the sweet mixture was put in trays of corn starch, made marshmallows easier to be made, in turn helping them gain popularity in the United States in the early 1900’s. Today, Marshmallows consist of sugar, water, air, and a whipping agent such as gelatin or egg whites.
POLAR EXPRESS is a ride that has appeared several times in Manitoba. But at the CNE in Toronto yesterday, the ride was closed after a man was injured. Authorities are investigating what happened to send the man to hospital.
When that seatbelt light goes on, make sure you’re buckled in your seat! 11 were taken to hospital Tuesday as a Delta jetliner hit turbulence near Atlanta. Flight 175 had left Milan, Italy, and was about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when the crew reported bad turbulence.
MORE SPICY FOOD FOR YOUR PALATE. This time it’s from BK. Burger King Canada Launches New Jalapeño Whopper And Jalapeño Crispy Chicken Sandwich As Part Of New Spicy & More Lineup.
THIS IS SOOOOOO GOOD! Little boy ‘savors the moment’ after trying cheese dip at restaurant. 3-year-old Brock was in heaven after trying the dip, and we can relate.
The “I gotta use the TOILET Excuse”. A Woman Complains That Her Husband Comes Home from Work and Hides in the Toilet So He Doesn’t Have to Help with Crying Baby.
HEAVY BAGS! Is this ok? One Passenger’s Guerilla Tactic To Avoid Paying Overweight Bag Fees. You’ve heard of “putting your thumb on the scale”? This is kinda the opposite.
FOODS WE DON’T LIKE!
(Are you kidding? Coconut made the list?)
The #1 Most Hated Food In America. Most of us have strong preferences when it comes to what we eat. However, there are some foods that are more universally loathed . In fact, when Instacart conducted a survey of over 2,000 to find out, while we did some “internal” polling among Sun Seekers. Half of these items actually made OUR list, while the other half simply had us scratching our heads.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all. Not only is has a US President been arrested, and may actually spend time in jail. But now he’s really got some “street cred”. He has a rap song on the iTunes Top 100 and while it actually isn’t Don, its done by Ai and is very close. And it’s funny! Like it or not, it’s the hottest song in music right now. What a time to be alive.