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Free Press Head Start for May 4
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Free Press Head Start for May 4

Good morning.

A court hearing for churches fighting public health orders limiting faith services amid the pandemic is set to continue in Winnipeg today.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is facing criticism after contradicting advice that Canadians should take the first COVID-19 vaccine available.

The finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards were announced early this morning.

— Adam Treusch, assignment editor

What’s happening today

Children are among the dead in the crash. (Marco Ugarte / The Associated Press)

Crash kills 23: Search and rescue efforts will continue after a deadly incident in Mexico City. At least 23 people were killed and about 70 were injured when a subway car fell onto a busy street after an elevated section of the metro collapsed. Read More

Manitoba’s COVID-19 crisis: Manitoba health officials will announce the latest COVID-19 case numbers after four consecutive days of more than 250 cases. Read More

Team Canada in big trouble: Team Canada, represented by Kerri Einarson’s Gimli squad, is tied for 10th place at the world women's curling championship and faces long odds to make the playoffs. Canada plays Italy and Scotland today. Jason Bell reports. Read More



Your forecast: Sunny with a high of 10 C, wind chill as low as -10 this morning and wind from the northwest at 10 km/h increasing to 30 km/h this afternoon.


In case you missed it

Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit after allowing the game-winning goal. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)

Streak extends to seven: The Winnipeg Jets lost their seventh consecutive game after giving up the winning goal with 73 seconds remaining in the third period against the Ottawa Senators. Mike McIntyre reports. Read More

More midwives needed, group says: The demand for midwives has soared and nearly half of the requests for services are turned down, the Midwives Association of Manitoba says. Carol Sanders reports. Read More

Packed parks: Community bylaw enforcement officers will be monitoring city parks to investigate large gatherings now that indoor and outdoor meetings at people’s homes are prohibited under public health orders. Malak Abas reports. Read More


On this date

On May 4, 1927: The Manitoba Free Press reported that 25,000 people were trapped by rising waters in Louisiana after a levee broke and thousands of acres were inundated. A ship carrying $1.2 million worth of liquor was seized and its captain and 12 crew members arrested in New York. In Western Canada, spring seeding was much later than in 1926, when it had started 10 days earlier than in 1925.


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