September 26, 2017

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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 12

Winnipeg Police and the department of fisheries try to contain a moose near the corner of Pembina Highway at Chancellor Matheson Drive on Saturday.

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  • Mad about moose: A wayward moose shot with tranquilizer darts near Investors Group Field, delaying the start of Saturday’s Banjo Bowl, later died. Vince Crichton, a retired wildlife biologist and big-game manager for the Manitoba government, says, “There’s no way that animal should’ve been drugged at those temperatures.” Carol Sanders reports.
  • Your forecast: Today will be sunny and hazy, with a high of 32 C and wind from the southwest at 20 km/h.

In case you missed it

  • Guido Amsel

    Accused bomber appears in court: The man accused of mailing bombs, one of which seriously injured a lawyer who had represented his ex-wife in their divorce case, pleaded not guilty Monday to five counts of attempted murder. “My client’s position is he’s a hundred per cent not guilty,” defence lawyer Saheel Zaman says. Katie May reports.
  • Court office closed: Virden’s court office has been closed since late last month, and the town’s mayor says he’s “seriously concerned” it might not reopen. The office served residents west of Brandon to the Saskatchewan border and south to the North Dakota border, but its lone full-time employee left earlier this year. Katie May reports.
  • Breaking barriers: Three local women have created a resource website designed to link people with health-care providers and professionals who have taken the Good Fat Care pledge to look beyond patients’ weight. The trio is in the process of building a searchable database. Jen Zoratti reports.

Up next

  • Info on Islam: The first of three public forums being hosted this fall by the Islamic Social Services Association is happening today at the Millennium Library. Called Islam 101, it will provide a basic overview of the religion, with an opportunity for questions and answers.

Around the water cooler

  • Tyler Myers

    Focused and fit: Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers, who suited up for only 11 games last season, says he’s confident he’s healed from recurring hip and groin problems. Myers had a tough time off the ice, too, as his son faced a life-and-death struggle after being born prematurely in January. Jason Bell reports.
  • Bus service over budget: Winnipeg Transit is going to be $10.7 million over budget for the year, mostly because of an unexpected shortfall in provincial funding, the city revealed Monday. To ease the projected year-end deficit, the bus service is proposing moves that would result in $7.1 million in savings. Aldo Santin reports.

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    #TIFF17: The 17th annual Toronto International Film Festival is underway, with a contingent from our fair province making its presence known at the annual Manitoba Party, celebrating the work of prairie filmmakers. Randall King has the story.

On this date

  • On Sept. 12, 1980: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that a survey of banks and financial institutions showed that interest charges on credit cards were higher than ever (between 21 and 24 per cent) and the rates on loans and mortgages had dropped only slightly (to between 14.75 and 18 per cent) in the wake of the Bank of Canada reducing its interest rate. Indecision on the part of St. Boniface school trustees was blamed for the exodus of 11 school administrators over the previous 14 months. In Turkey, military leaders seized control of the government.

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