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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 10

Manitoba votes


    Full coverage online: The Free Press will have full election day coverage online, from polling stations this morning to campaign headquarters tonight. Check our website for quick hits on close races, analysis by legislative reporters Larry Kusch and Jessica Botelho-Urbanski and columns by Dan Lett and Tom Brodbeck.
  • How to vote: Here’s what you need to know about casting your ballot today.
  • Promises, promises: Reporter Ben Waldman has compiled a list of each party's promises this campaign.


  • Your forecast: Mainly cloudy with a low chance of rain all day, a high of 15 C and wind from the northeast at 20 km/h gusting to 40 later this morning.

What’s happening today

  • Former Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak grand chief Sheila North (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )

    Former Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak grand chief Sheila North

    Great big gathering: The National Gathering of Elders continues at the convention centre. More than 10,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit elders from across North America are expected to participate, Niigaan Sinclair writes in his latest column.
  • Carolina contest: A special election in North Carolina, a red-leaning state, might serve as a bellwether for Donald Trump and the Republican party’s chances of success in the 2020 presidential and congressional races.

In case you missed it

  • Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew  (John Woods / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew

    Campaign comes to an end: The major political parties spent the last day of campaigning shoring up support. With polling pointing to the Progressive Conservatives likely winning a second consecutive majority, NDP Leader Wab Kinew urged everyone opposed to the Pallister government to vote NDP, calling it a “two-horse race.” Larry Kusch and Jessica Botelho-Urbanski report.
  • Pembina pylons: Plastic pylons along Pembina Highway bike lanes are flimsy and are being driven over by vehicles, a report to the City of Winnipeg’s public committee states. The report is up for discussion later this week. Tessa Vanderhart reports.
  • ‘I’ll be ready’: Jets forward Mathieu Perreault says he believes the Jets expect more from him this season. He might join one of the team’s top two lines if restricted free agents Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine aren’t on the team when the season starts, Jason Bell reports.

On this date

  • On Sept. 10, 1937: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that fate intervened to determine who would be the first patient to use the first of only two iron lung facilities in the city, at King George hospital, when a four-year-old patient with a critical case of paralysis died, and a 23-year-old patient who had been sharing the respirator with him would now receive full-time treatment. A second iron lung machine in use sadly became available when the 16-year-old patient using it also died.

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