What you need to know
- Protests before ban: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong with their faces covered after the territory’s leader announced earlier today she is invoking emergency powers to ban masks at protests starting Saturday.
- Your forecast: Mainly cloudy with a high of 10 C and wind from the southeast at 30 km/h gusting to 50 beginning later this morning.
What’s happening today
- Date with the Devils: The Jets face the Devils in New Jersey at 6 p.m. CT in their second game in two nights. Last night, the Jets gave up the game-winning goal with just over four minutes remaining in a 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers, and goalie Connor Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 31 shots. “I don’t know, it just seems like the puck was always in the wrong spot for me,” he said after the game. Mike McIntyre reports.
- McLachlan at the Millennium: Award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan will be at the Millennium Library this morning for a City of Winnipeg announcement about a musical instrument lending program.
- Sold-out show: Elton John will perform the first of two sold-out shows at Bell MTS Place tonight as part of his farewell tour. Here’s our preview.
In case you missed it
- Unfair expectations: In her latest column, Melissa Martin weighs in on how federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh handled a xenophobic encounter, and how he shouldn’t have to be so patient and graceful.
- Playoff push: Bombers defensive end Willie Jefferson said some players on the team, which has clinched a playoff spot but lost consecutive games, have become complacent. “We’re happy that we made the playoffs, that we won nine games. But we don’t want guys to get complacent and start easing off the gas,” he said. Taylor Allen reports.
- Faith factor: The pool of voters who say religion is important in their lives is declining and becoming more liberal, a study says, and that could affect the Conservative party’s future. John Longhurst reports.
On this date
- On Oct. 4, 1918: The allies fighting in the First World War had success on the west front, with the failure of the Germans to hold fortified positions leading to the possibility of a collapse of the German machine. French troops captured 2,800 prisoners and made an important advance to the northwest of Sommepy, in the Champagne region. The Canada Food Board ordered restricted sales of creamery butter to households, but there was no restriction on farmers' butter.