October 21, 2018

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  • Premier Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservative Party enjoys a comfortable lead in popularity. (MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

    Premier Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservative Party enjoys a comfortable lead in popularity.

    Provincial poll: Support for the Tories has increased since June at the expense of the Manitoba NDP, a Probe Research poll says. The Progressive Conservative government’s strongest support was outside Winnipeg, but it also has a two per cent lead over the NDP in the city. Larry Kusch reports.
  • Sophomore sizzling: Mark Scheifele tied the game and second-year winger Kyle Connor got his third goal of the season as the Jets beat the Los Angeles Kings in their home opener at Bell MTS Place last night. Mike McIntyre reports.
  • Residents return: The cause of Tuesday’s gas pipeline explosion and fire in Shelley, B.C., near Prince George, remains unknown. The evacuation zone has been reduced to a one-kilometre radius.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be cloudy with a high of 3 C, snow beginning late this afternoon and wind from the northeast at 20 km/h increasing to 30 km/h in the early afternoon.

What’s happening today

  • THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang</p><p>Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains will be in Winnipeg Wednesday to announce a federal government pledge for $10 million to Manitoba’s aerospace sector.

    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

    Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains will be in Winnipeg Wednesday to announce a federal government pledge for $10 million to Manitoba’s aerospace sector.

    Federal funds: Federal Industry Minister Navdeep Bains will announce $10 million for this province’s aerospace industry and an expected 70 jobs. Dylan Robertson has the story.
  • Facing disaster: Humboldt city manager Joe Day, the keynote speaker at a disaster conference in Winnipeg, will discuss the Saskatchewan community’s response to the bus crash that killed 16 people in April. Carol Sanders reports.
  • Bloomberg back to Democrats: Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who twice openly considered running for U.S. president as an independent, says he has officially registered as a Democrat. The three-term mayor — who has previously been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent — did not state whether he will seek the presidency.

On this date

  • On Oct. 10, 1913: The Manitoba Free Press reported that a delegation of nearly 20 businessmen from Winnipeg would see and hear much during their visit to Chicago, Ill., where they would also be hosted at a banquet by Chicago's mayor and Association of Commerce. An electrical engineer had just returned to Ottawa after a thousand-mile canoe expedition in Manitoba's north, and praised the area for its rich potential for hydroelectric generating capacity.

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