April 21, 2019

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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 14

What’s happening today

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    New Jets jersey: The Jets will unveil the franchise’s third jersey at a fan event tonight, and it will go on sale immediately. Images of the design may have leaked Thursday, with hockey fans roundly criticizing the look. Kevin Rollason reports.
  • Hurricane hits: Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast this morning, with winds of 144 km/h and some communities already submerged in more than 1.8 metres of water.
  • Rail repairs: Liberal cabinet minister Jim Carr, Churchill Mayor Mike Spence and Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs are holding a news conference later this morning on repairs to the damaged railway to Churchill.


  • Your forecast: It is mainly sunny with dissipating fog, increasing cloudiness and a 30 per cent chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon, and a high of 18 C.

In case you missed it

  • Metallica's James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Metallica's James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

    Big crowd, very loud: More than 17,000 people packed Bell MTS Place for last night’s Metallica concert, which was expected to set the record for the downtown arena. Erik Lebar has a review, and Phil Hossack has photos
  • Lead levels: A school has closed its sports field after a 2011 study that found high levels of lead in some inner-city neighbourhoods came to light. Weston School on Logan Avenue has fenced off the field and is keeping kids off it during recess. Jessica Botelho-Urbanski reports.
  • Cop convicted: A city cop who has served nearly 30 years on the force pleaded guilty to impaired driving yesterday. He will remain on desk duty until he’s allowed to drive again. Katie May reports


  • (Washington Post files)

    (Washington Post files)

    Health Canada: The country's top public health doctors are warning consumers about the risk of salmonella from frozen raw breaded chicken products like nuggets, strips and burgers.

On this date

  • On Sept. 14, 1961: Plans were completed for a satellite airfield at St. Andrew's with construction to begin before the end of the year weather permitting; a citizens group urged Premier Duff Roblin to dredge the Red and Assiniboine rivers instead of building a floodway; weeds on a train track were blamed for the death of a warehouse worker; and three boys were to be honoured for saving a three year old from drowning in the Assiniboine River.

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