October 22, 2018

Winnipeg
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Free Press Head Start for Oct. 9


In case you missed it

  • Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said in February the city's meth problem was so bad, it was keeping him awake at night. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said in February the city's meth problem was so bad, it was keeping him awake at night.

    Widespread worry: Eighty per cent of residents are worried their safety is at risk because of the city’s meth crisis, a poll conducted for the Free Press and CTV Winnipeg found. “To get that kind of number is just remarkable,” Probe Research president Scott MacKay says. “That’s widespread anxiety on this issue.” Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Kavanaugh joins court: Newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh will hear arguments as he takes his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court this morning. In a ceremony at the White House on Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump apologized to Kavanaugh for the “terrible suffering” he faced amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • Friendly suggestion: Columnist Dan Lett has an idea for how to improve voter turnout in this month’s civic election.

Weather

  • Your forecast: Today will be mostly cloudy with a high of 6 C, a 30 per cent chance of drizzle this morning, and wind from the north at 10 km/h increasing to 20 km/h this afternoon and gusting to 40.

What’s happening today

  • Winnipeg will go with the same lineup as their opener, with Connor Hellebuyck back in net after a 41-save, first-star performance in St. Louis. (Scott Kane / The Associated Press Files)

    Winnipeg will go with the same lineup as their opener, with Connor Hellebuyck back in net after a 41-save, first-star performance in St. Louis.

    Home opener: The Jets will face the Los Angeles Kings in their first home game of the season tonight after getting blown out Saturday to fall to 1-1. Jason Bell reports.
  • ‘Major’ Motkaluk announcement: Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk will make a “major infrastructure announcement” about the Louise Bridge later this morning.
  • Reconciliation report card: A faith-based social-justice organization administered by the United Church will release a “report card” on reconciliation at the University of Manitoba this morning.

On this date

  • On Oct. 8, 2002: Monarch mania descended as the city prepared for the Queen to visit as part of her jubilee tour; mayor Glen Murray lost a chunk of his traditional support base over the demolition of the Eaton's building; U.S. U.S. president George W. Bush made it clear the U.S. would strike Iraq if Saddam Hussein refused to disarm; and the Prairie Gardener had the scoop on planting flower bulbs in the fall.

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