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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 14
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Free Press Head Start for Sept. 14

Good morning.

California, the most populous state in the U.S., could remove Gavin Newsom from office and elect a new governor in his place today.

A verdict is expected today in the trial of Linda O'Leary — the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary — for a boat crash that killed two people in Ontario in 2019.

A street closure on Panet Road took effect earlier this morning, and Broadway will be closed on either side of the Donald Street intersection for 30 minutes some time today.

— Adam Treusch, assignment editor

Federal election


Monday was the final day for advance voting. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)

Political poll: A poll conducted by Leger for The Canadian Press shows the Conservatives and Liberals are tied with the support of 32 per cent of decided voters. The NDP had the support of 20 per cent of decided voters. Read More

Voting by mail: Today is the final day to request a mail-in ballot. Read More

On the campaign trail: Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller will make a Liberal announcement at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg later this morning. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole will make an announcement in Russell, Ont., and host a virtual town hall for Atlantic Canadian voters. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will make an announcement in Toronto on the cost of cellphone bills and attend campaign events in Kitchener and Windsor, Ont. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will make an announcement in Richmond, B.C. Read More

Advance voting done: An Elections Canada representative confirmed longer waits for advance voting, which ended Monday, were common in Winnipeg, “largely due to providing a safe environment for electors and practising physical distancing." Julia-Simone Rutgers reports. Read More

Set to play spoiler: In his latest column, Dan Lett says the People's Party of Canada could play a major role in determining the election’s outcome without winning a seat. Read More

 

What’s happening today


Chris Sembroski (from left), Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux during training n Bozeman, Mont. (John Kraus via The Associated Press files)

Set for space flight: SpaceX’s first private flight will blast off later today. It will be the first time humans been been in orbit without a professional astronaut on board. The Associated Press reports. Read More

Ex-cops in court: Some pretrial motions could be argued when four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights appear in U.S. federal court. Three of the former officers are seeking to be tried separately from Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murder in April. The Associated Press reports. Read More

 

Weather


Your forecast: Sunny with a high of 22 C and wind from the northwest at 15 km/h increasing to 30 km/h.

 

On this date


On Sept. 14, 1968: The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Pierre Phillip Rossillon, described by prime minister Pierre Trudeau as a "secret agent of France," had been coming to Canada since 1956 and had been in contact with Quebec separatists, according to RCMP records. One of Rossillon's contacts was convicted for her involvement in a plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty. Hamiota MLA Earl Dawson said that the Air Navigation School at the Winnipeg Forces Base should be moved to Rivers, Man., if the military establishment there were to close down.

 

Today's front page


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