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  • Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, centre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

    Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, centre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

    Campaign continues: The Tories, NDP and Green leaders will return to campaigning today after last night’s debate in Toronto, which Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau skipped. Meanwhile, a Conservative candidate in Winnipeg was forced to step down Thursday over past social-media posts.


  • Your forecast: This weather looks great this weekend. Today’s, not so much. There will be periods of rain or drizzle ending this afternoon and then clearing, with a low chance of more rain this afternoon, a high of 16 C and wind from the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 beginning later this morning.

What’s happening today

  • The dancers shut down Portage and Main during the noon hour last week. (Ruth Bonneville / Free Press files)

    The dancers shut down Portage and Main during the noon hour last week.

    Dance delays: Traffic will be delayed on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Saskatchewan border this evening as Indigenous protesters hold a “unity dance.” It’s the sixth of seven protest dances planned by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. Kevin Rollason reports.
  • Actress in court: Felicity Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced in Boston for her role in a college admissions bribery scandal. She pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and fraud in May. The Associated Press reports.

In case you missed it

  • The 8,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom home at 514 Wellington Cres.  (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

    The 8,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom home at 514 Wellington Cres.

    Heritage house: A century-old Crescentwood home will remain standing after an appeal by the owner before a city committee failed Thursday. The lawyer for the numbered company seeking to demolish the home says he plans to take the city to court.
  • Conversation with Cooper: Jen Zoratti has an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, who’s speaking at the Centennial Concert Hall on Sunday.
  • Contributing to new club: Right-shooting centre Mark Letestu says he sees a role for himself on the Jets regardless of how the contract situations with Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor play out.

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  • Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (Frank Franklin II / The Associated Press files)

    Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama

    See Obama speak: As part of our reader rewards program, the Free Press is making available five pairs of tickets to see Michelle Obama when the former U.S. first lady comes to Winnipeg on Sept. 24. One pair of tickets will be awarded to a subscriber of each of these five newsletters — Head Start, Above the Fold, Uplift, Playbook and the Editor's Bulletin. To increase your chances of winning, make sure you've subscribed to all five. The winners will be announced at noon on Wednesday.

On this date

  • On Sept. 13, 1967: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the wreckage of an experimental vertical-takeoff plane littered the field near the Montreal suburb of Laval after it lost power in a test flight; both crewmembers parachuted to safety. G.I. (Ike) Smith was sworn in as Nova Scotia's 18th premier since Confederation, succeeding Robert L. Stanfield. U.S. president Lyndon Johnson approved bombing attacks on North Vietnamese facilities at Haiphong and Cam Pha despite strong objections from defence secretary Robert McNamara. Former U.S. vice-president Richard Nixon criticized the Johnson administration's foreign policy, while California governor Ronald Reagan said he favoured a sharp escalation of the war in Vietnam.

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