April 18, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for April 15


What you need to know

  • Jets forward Kevin Hayes (right) is unable to score in this sequence in Game 3 but played one of his best games as a Jet.

    Jets forward Kevin Hayes (right) is unable to score in this sequence in Game 3 but played one of his best games as a Jet.

    Beating the Blues: Goalie Jordan Binnington allowed a career-high six goals as the Jets beat the Blues in St. Louis Sunday night. Winnipeg trails the best-of-seven playoff series 2-1. Meanwhile, Mike McIntyre reports on the improved play of trade-deadline acquisition Kevin Hayes.

Weather

  • Your forecast: A mix of sun and cloud with a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon, a risk of thunderstorms, a high of 10 C and wind from the south at 40 km/h gusting to 60 later this morning.

What’s happening today

  • Carbon tax in court: Ontario’s case against the federal government’s carbon tax will be heard in the province’s Court of Appeal. The proceedings are scheduled to take four days.
  • Trump on taxes: U.S. President Donald Trump will be in Minnesota to tout the tax cuts he considers one of his main legislative accomplishments. Trump narrowly lost the state, which hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential nominee since Richard Nixon, in 2016.
  • No-fun run: Rain and winds are in the forecast for the Boston Marathon. There was a record number of dropouts in last year’s race, in similarly poor weather.

In case you missed it

  • Jim Becker walks toward a hose crossing the town dike in Emerson Sunday.  (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jim Becker walks toward a hose crossing the town dike in Emerson Sunday.

    Flood watch: Bill Redekop reports from Emerson, where provincial workers were checking for holes or cracks in the community’s ring dike before the Red River crests there next week.
  • New look, old area: In his latest column, architect Brent Bellamy examines the changing look of the Exchange District, including a “striking new building” planned for the intersection of Albert and Arthur streets.

On this date

  • On April 15, 1907: The Manitoba Free Press reported that the situation was still critical among local heating fuel dealers, with wood left waiting at CNR sidings to be delivered; since little wood had been cut, it meant the situation in the next winter could be dire and that soft coal might have to be substituted to heat people's homes. Canadian prime minister Sir Wilfred Laurier attended a colonial conference in London along with many other representatives from across the British Empire.

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