Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Part One of The Current
It's Thursday, May 12th.
U.S. officials say Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal detailing his thoughts and aspirations.
Most entries began "Are you there God? It's me, martyr."
This is The Current.
Manitoba Floods - Danny Kreklewich
We started this segment with a clip from Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, speaking yesterday. This morning, Premier Selinger says that contingency plan -- a controlled breach of one part of the province's dikes -- is still in place ... it's just on hold. Yesterday evening, the government of Manitoba made the decision to delay the breach again - giving people who live in the affected area a little more time to prepare.
The breach could still come as early as today and when it does, it is expected to flood about 225 square kilometres of land, and affect 150 homes. Danny Kreklewich owns one of those homes. His property is directly in the path of where the water is expected to flow if and when the breach does happen. We reached him in Portage la Prairie.
Manitoba Floods - Jay Doering
To help us understand how the breach will be carried out, we were joined by Jay Doering, a professor of civil engineering and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. Jay Doering was in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Floods - Sandra Tomsons
Premier Greg Salinger has said the decision to purposely flood homes through a controlled breach, is the most difficult he has ever had to make. Sandra Tomsons teaches applied ethics and applied politics at the University of Winnipeg and she has been giving a lot of thought to the ethics of making a choice such as that. Sandra Tomsons was in Winnipeg.