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Free Press Head Start for Oct. 31

Yard waste destined for the compost. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Yard waste destined for the compost.


Good morning!

  • Selling yard waste: There might be money in those leaves you raked and bagged. A city department has a plan to sell yard waste it gathers through its curbside collection program. Aldo Santin reports.
  • Your forecast: There's a 40 per cent chance of flurries tonight, a concern for trick-or-treaters who don't want to hide their costumes beneath parkas. The wind will be from the south, 20 km/h in the afternoon. The high will be zero, with an overnight low of -2.

In case you missed it

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    Changing face of Manitoba: Thanks to growing immigration and a high fertility rate among Indigenous people, Manitoba could become the first majority non-white province in recent history. Dylan Robertson reports.
  • Manitoba versus Ottawa: On Friday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defied Ottawa in imposing a carbon tax that in the long run is lower than the target mandated by Ottawa. On Monday, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said that wouldn't do: "Manitoba's approach is good for the first two years. After that, they will have to go up." Dylan Robertson and Larry Kusch report.

Up next

  • Patrik Laine at the Winnipeg Jets workout Monday. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Patrik Laine at the Winnipeg Jets workout Monday.

    Jets in Minnesota: After Sunday evening's remarkable 7-1 demolition of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the Winnipeg Jets (5-3-2) travel southward to play the Wild (4-3-2). Puck drops at 7 p.m. Mike McIntyre reports.
  • Halloween horror: With the annual door-to-door search for goodies happening tonight, a real-life Halloween horror story is the presence in Winnipeg of paper blotters laced with fentanyl that are embossed with a picture of a witch. Seriously. Some idiot designed a fentanyl blotter with a Halloween theme that could easily fool young trick-or-treaters.

Around the water cooler

  • Brett Bourne, 17, was fatally stabbed during a noon-hour fight at Kelvin High School June 2, 2015. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

    Brett Bourne, 17, was fatally stabbed during a noon-hour fight at Kelvin High School June 2, 2015.

    Kelvin High homicide: A trial into a fatal stabbing at Kelvin High School heard on Monday from Alastair Guyan, who was holding Brett Bourne when he took his last breath. He said Bourne was "like a little brother to me." Katie May reports.
  • Bomber quandary: Football columnist Doug Brown notes that, on the precipice of the Blue Bombers’ second consecutive playoff appearance, we are presented with the conundrum of the ages: What comes first? The home-field advantage or the extra week of rest for your injured players like quarterback Matt Nichols and running back Andrew Harris?

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On this date

  • On Oct. 31, 1936: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that proposals for financial relief made by the mortgage companies for areas in Manitoba hit by drought were turned down by representatives of 13 southwestern municipalities. U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt said his "New Deal" had laid a foundation for a happier, safer nation. In Iraq, a coup d'etat put a new government in power. In Spain, insurgent planes bombed Madrid.

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