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Free Press Head Start for Monday Nov. 13

This morning

  • Recruiting refugees: Street gangs are targeting refugee youth, says Matthew Fast, mentorship and outreach program manager at the NEEDS Centre. “It’s really been on our radar again — a number of youths and young adults have gotten themselves involved,” he says. Carol Sanders reports.
  • Your forecast: It will be mainly cloudy today, with a high of 0 C and wind from the south at 20 km/h.

In case you missed it

  • Peter Baergen Warkentin with his partner Samantha Halas.

    Helping hockey player: Peter Baergen Warkentin, 30, was left paralyzed from the middle of his chest down after he was injured in a recreational hockey game in September. Since then, more than $55,000 has been raised online and through the first of two fundraising events. “The support has happened for a reason, and that’s because of who Peter is,” his younger brother David says. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Extension explanation: The public deserves answers on how an expressway through south Charleswood was designed without the knowledge or consent of city council or the chief administrative officer, Aldo Santin says. Otherwise, the cynicism that came to be associated with city hall under former mayor Sam Katz will taint this council, Santin writes in his analysis piece. Pizza places: Boston Pizza is opening a 16th location in Winnipeg. The latest location, in the Charleswood Shopping Centre, will begin serving customers next month. Richard Enright, who co-owns the franchises along with his wife, Kim, says Sage Creek, Bridgwater Forest, West Winnipeg and Transcona are all growing areas suitable for possible new locations. Murray McNeill reports.

Up next

  • Learning about language: A research project aimed at reclaiming the Rocky Cree language is being launched today at the University of Winnipeg. The project — Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak: Reclamation, Regeneration, and Reconciliation — is based on the remains of a Cree woman who lived 350 years ago. Her remains were found in 1993.
  • Back home: The Winnipeg Jets return to the downtown rink for three games this week, including a battle Tuesday with the Arizona Coyotes. Game time is 7 p.m. The Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils hit town Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

Around the water cooler

  • Matt Coates makes it across the line for the two points despite getting hit by Edmonton Eskimos' Neil King.

    Fans feeling blue: The CFL’s longest drought without a Grey Cup win will continue as the Blue Bombers lost to the Edmonton Eskimos in the West Division semifinal at Investors Group Field on Sunday. The score was tied at halftime, but a botched fake punt in the third quarter started the home team’s downfall, Jeff Hamilton reports.
  • Life-and-death issue: More people will die unless presumed-consent legislation on organ donation is put in place, Dan Lett says in his latest column. It’s a potential watershed moment for Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government, he writes.

Trending now

  • A car lays smashed by debris from the earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran.

    Iran-Iraq: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Iraq-Iran border region, killing over 340 people across both countries.
  • Trudeau: Justin Trudeau landed in the Philippines on Sunday with the goal of raising Canada's profile in the Asia-Pacific region, especially on security issues and trade.

On this date

  • Nov. 13, 1913: News of the twenty-two ships lost in the blizzard that hit the Great Lakes with hurricane-strength winds hit the front page, which also carried the names of the Regina and James Carruthers crews; court coverage from Morden included a wife being enticed from her husband; the cost of living in Canada mounts.

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