Three mayoral candidates — Jenny Motkaluk, Don Woodstock and Chris Clacio — registered their campaigns with the city clerk’s office on Sunday.
The City of Winnipeg’s annual water-meter reading program starts today. The city’s spring cleanup of streets, sidewalks and bike paths started Sunday night. People who don’t move their vehicles when their street is scheduled to be cleaned will face a ticket.
— Adam Treusch, assignment editor
What’s happening today
Celebration after separation: Thousands of Muslims are expected to gather at the convention centre this morning for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. It will likely be the biggest religious gathering in Winnipeg since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
- Saying adieu to star: The body of late hockey star Guy Lafleur continues to lie in state at the Bell Centre in Montreal. A funeral will be held Tuesday.
Wet weekend: Winnipeg experienced its second-wettest April in recorded history. Katlyn Streilein reports on the flood situation after a significant amount of rain fell on southern Manitoba on Friday and Saturday.
- Flood warning: A newly issued flood warning is in effect for Sturgeon Creek, which empties into the Assiniboine River in west Winnipeg.
- Your daytime forecast: Mainly cloudy with a high of 6 C and wind from the north at 20 km/h.
- Stormy start for food trucks: The wild weather this spring has been challenging for food trucks. Isabel Buckmaster reports.
- ’Exactly what I needed’: Shelley Cook’s latest column is on a book meant for her daughter that made an impression on her.
- Plagued by potholes: The latest Free Press editorial is on the city’s pothole problem.
On this date
On May 2, 1929: The Manitoba Free Press reported there was widespread violence at May Day celebrations in many European capitals, including eight killed in Berlin, where police used machine guns and armoured cars in clashes with demonstrators, and in Kovno, Lithuania, where police fired on communists, killing many. The Communist Party of Winnipeg held a May Day gathering with 2,500 participants. Western Electric demonstrated communications equipment aboard an airplane flying at 2,000 feet that could reach anyone on the ground who had a telephone.
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