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Free Press Head Start for Dec. 13

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in overtime in a Grey Cup rematch Sunday, winning their second consecutive championship after a title drought that lasted nearly 30 years. It was the first time a CFL team has won back-to-back Grey Cups since the Montreal Alouettes in 2010 and the first time the Bombers have done it since 1962. The Bombers also won consecutive Grey Cups in 1958 and 1959. Their only previous Grey Cup game that went to overtime was their win 50 years ago.

— Adam Treusch, assignment editor

Grey Cup champions


Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros hoists the Grey Cup. He was named the most valuable player of the game. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press)

No easy win: The Bombers were the CFL’s dominant team throughout the regular season and were heavy favourites to beat the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton but trailed by 12 points in the fourth quarter. The Bombers scored 15 unanswered points, including a rouge that led to the Ticats kicking a field goal to tie instead of the game-winner. The Bombers won in overtime on a touchdown and two-point conversion followed by an interception to end the game. Jeff Hamilton has a column from… well, Hamilton. Read More

Portage and Main party: Here is a photo gallery of fans gathered at Portage and Main to celebrate last night. Read More

Hamilton a lovely host: In her latest column, Melissa Martin says Hamilton was an “undeniably charming” host city for this year’s Grey Cup. Read More

No airport greeting: Winnipeg’s airport said last night that the Bombers will not be moving through the terminal when they arrive home and asked fans not to gather in an attempt to greet the team. Read More

‘Extreme disappointment’: The loss was another tough one for TiCats fans. The Tiger-Cats are the only CFL team that hasn’t won a championship this century. Read More

 

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What’s happening today


The zoo said the stricter policy is to reduce the odds of people transmitting COVID-19 to animals. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press files)

New rule at zoo: Starting today, visitors 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to enter the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Read More

Pandemic poll: A poll released today found respondents from Manitoba and Saskatchewan were the most likely to have unvaccinated family and friends. The Canadian Press reports. Read More

Military misconduct: The federal government, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces will deliver a three-part apology to victims of sexual misconduct as part of a legal settlement with current and former service members. The Canadian Press reports. Read More

Golden Globe nominations: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the nominees for the 79th Golden Globes. Read More

Targeting inflation: Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem will announce the bank’s inflation-targeting plan for the next five years. The Canadian Press reports. Read More

 

Weather


Your forecast: Sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon, a high of -5 C, wind chill as low as -13 and wind at 15 km/h from the northwest decreasing to 10 km/h from the north later this morning.

 

In case you missed it


Little Voyageurs Learning Centre daycare, where a case of the omicron COVID-19 variant was identified, is located inside École Provencher. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press)

Omicron case in daycare: A parent is calling for rapid COVID-19 testing at schools and daycares after a case of the omicron variant of concern was detected in a Winnipeg preschool. Gabrielle Piché reports. Read More

Vigil for victim: Family and friends of the city’s latest homicide victim, Anthony Sinclair, gathered to remember him on Sunday night. Gabrielle Piché reports. Read More

‘A system that’s holistic’: A group of Manitoba First Nations are working on a project to replace the existing criminal-justice system in their communities. Kay May reports. Read More

 

On this date


On Dec. 13, 1920: The Manitoba Free Press reported several large sections of Cork, Ireland, were destroyed by fire; the conflagration followed the ambush shooting of a military party. In Manitoba, inflated lot values in the municipality of Assiniboia came under scrutiny in court as a reeve was questioned about a taxing scheme. Thousands of refugees from Central and Eastern Europe were pouring into Canada and the U.S.; Jewish citizens in Canada wrote to the minister of immigration to implore him not to deport Jewish immigrants, offering to cover bonds required to allow them to remain.

 

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