Spring Clean-Up Rolls On
A 13-year-old girl died after crashing into a post, a boy broke his leg on a previous school trip, and last week an 11-year-old boy fell four and a half metres from a chair lift, suffering broken bones, dislocated limbs and a concussion.
According to numbers from the Manitoba School Boards Association, 132 students have been seriously injured on school ski trips in the last seven years.
Keith Thomas, risk manager for the association, says they will bring together staff from the two ski resorts involved and education officials to look at what might need to be changed in the safety manual.
PM Introduces Manitoba's New LG
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the appointment of Janice Filmon as Manitoba's new lieutenant-governor.
Filmon is a social worker, motivational speaker and volunteer known for her charitable work.
She is also the wife of former premier Gary Filmon.
Filmon was awarded the Order of Canada in 2013 and named an officer of the Order of Manitoba in 2007.
She succeeds Philip Lee, who has filled the role since 2009.
Harper To Expand Canada-Iraq Combat Mission
Prime Minister Harper will present a motion in the Commons this morning that seeks to expand and extend Canada's military mission against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
The motion will seek Parliament's permission to expand airstrikes against targets in Syria -- and to extend the entire mission by a year, to March 30th, 2016.
The NDP has already said it won't support the motion, while the Liberals are expected to discuss the mission during caucus meetings this week.
Survivors Unlikely After Plane Crashes Into French Alps
French President Francois Hollande says there are likely "no survivors'' in this morning's Alpine crash of an Airbus passenger jet carrying 148 people.
French officials say the Germanwings jet crashed in the French Alps region as it travelled from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany.
Search-and-rescue teams are headed to the crash site.