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Free Press Head Start for Dec. 1

Good morning.

The forecast for the first day of December is wild, with a chance of snow, freezing rain and regular rain. There will also be strong wind gusts and a high temperature 10 degrees above the average for today’s date. No tornados are expected, though.

Many weather warnings are in effect in British Columbia, where people are still cleaning up from mudslides and flooding.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban is now in effect.

— Adam Treusch, assignment editor

What’s happening today

An anti-abortion rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik / The Associated Press)

Abortion rights arguments: Oral arguments that could, if successful, result in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that affirmed abortion rights being gutted or overturned are scheduled at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans most abortion after 15 weeks and hear challenges to a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks. The Associated Press reports. Read More

COVID-19 update: The provincial government will hold its weekly news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government announced new measures to halt the spread of the potentially dangerous Omicron variant on Tuesday. All air travellers entering Canada, except for those coming from the U.S., will have to be tested at the airport and isolate until they get their results, even if they are fully vaccinated. Ottawa will introduce similar measures for travellers from the U.S. The Canadian Press reports. Read More

School shooting investigation: Prosecutors in Michigan will give an update on potential charges against a 15-year-old boy who authorities believe shot and killed three other students and wounded eight people at his high school. Read More

Putin on NATO: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants guarantees NATO won’t expand eastward. His statement comes amid worries about an alleged plan by Moscow to invade Ukraine. The Associated Press reports. Read More





Your forecast: Mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries this morning and a chance of freezing rain, a 30 per cent chance of rain showers this afternoon, a high of 4 C, wind chill as low as -5 this morning and wind from the southwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 beginning this afternoon.


In case you missed it

Police investigate the scene of the city’s latest homicide on Forrester Avenue. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)

City’s latest slaying: Winnipeg police are investigating two fatal shootings within 12 hours. Friends of the second victim gathered Tuesday night to remember the man they described as a talented athlete and skilled woodworker. Malak Abas reports. Read More

Delay ‘troubling’: Child-care advocates are asking why the federal and Manitoba governments haven’t published plans for an agreement signed more than three months ago. Dylan Robertson reports. Read More


On this date

On Dec. 1, 1948: The Winnipeg Free Press reported the minister of mines and resources estimated U.S. tourists would, by the end of 1948, have brought more than $12 million into Manitoba. Communists seized control of Berlin's city hall in the Soviet-controlled sector, barring the acting mayor of the legally elected anti-communist municipal government from his office. Canadians were kept in the dark about the details of ongoing negotiations with other countries about a joint Atlantic defence alliance.


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