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The Last Installment of Winnipeg Human Rights News: December 3rd-9th 2017

Happy International Human Rights Day! In our last installment of Our City this Week, good deeds and outreach initiatives abound! Also in this week’s news, a $5 million dollar donation is put towards making Winnipeg a human rights research hub, a federal agreement is made with Manitoba chiefs, a new Senator from Manitoba is named, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertKyle Fortier

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. National housing strategy a way to change face of neighbourhoods: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. A lesson in givingWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Breakfast of championsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Many steps taken to help accessible arts programmingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipegger flips traditional advent calendar on its head: CBC

  6. Winnipeg's Pakistani community holds vigil for victims of attack at a Pakistani school: CBC

  7. Angel Squad swaps coffee and smiles for donations from Winnipeg drivers: CBC

  8. The crime: lack of transparencyWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Mother of girl who died in Churchill boating accident leading food drive for northern townCBC

  10. Ski pants and bags of fruit: Gift requests from Winnipeg kids bring tears to paramedic's eyes: CBC

  11. Harvesting Hope 2017: $107K raised so far during CBC Manitoba's weekend-long drive for Winnipeg Harvest: CBC

  12. 'This is who I am': Photographers take free portraits at Siloam Mission: CBC

  13. Salvation Army serves early Christmas dinner to 1,000 Winnipeggers in need:CBC

  14. Pricked by needle, Bear Clan leader calls for Winnipeg safe injection siteCBC

  15. Donation from local philanthropist launches guide dog program for the blindWinnipeg Free Press

  16. 'Lives are being lost': Bruce Oake Recovery Centre supporters host heated community meetingCBC

  17. Family fears for safety after brick hurled through window, narrowly missing baby:CBC

  18. Five-million dollar donation to U of M could make city a human-rights research hub: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Pride Winnipeg reverses decision to change festival dates: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Laconic, sardonic look at Syrian refugee lifeWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Immigrant family can stay in Canada, grateful for public support: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Good news to report': Early spring flood forecast says risk is low in Manitoba: CBC


  1. A case of ambulance ambiguityWinnipeg Free Press

  2. City studying costs of getting out of ambulance service: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Province rejects criticism over personal care homes: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. New women's hospital on budget, but delays mean it won't open until 2019, WRHA says: CBC

  5. Province to monitor St. B air quality in response to residents' complaints: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  6. Do cleaning products pose a threat to our health?: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Province's new health report takes aim at cutting back on bureaucracy: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Missing Garden Hill First Nation teen found dead kilometres from community: CBC

  2. Guilty plea in death of 11-year-old girl on northern Manitoba First Nation: Winnipeg Free PressCBCGlobe & Mail

  3. Elementary school students rewriting the TRC's calls to action... as poetryCBC

  4. Help for First Nations men abused as kids: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Métis man receives cold housewarmingWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Feds to spend $400M on Indian ActWinnipeg Free Press

  7. 'Historic' federal agreement will bring more accountability to Manitoba child welfare system: grand chief: CBC

  8. On-reserve portion of Freedom Road complete, Shoal Lake 40 chief says: CBC

  9. Manitoba chiefs get funding to help reform Indigenous child welfareWinnipeg Free Press

  10. AFN chiefs back resolution calling on MMIWG chief commissioner to resign:CBC

  11. A quiet success storyWinnipeg Free Press

Justice & Crime

  1. They have a lot to teach us': Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal:CBC

  2. Men charged with stealing fentanyl from ambulance: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Sisters sentenced for fatal stabbingWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Police ask public for information on man who was disarmed, restrained by bystanders Saturday: CBC

  5. Winnipeg man in coma after ordeal outside store on Main Street: CBC

  6. Marijuana, pills, cocaine seized in schools across Winnipeg: CBC

In the Courts

  1. 'Shake-and-bake' bombs sent to Winnipeg law firms made from household cleaners, says explosives expert: CBC

  2. Handwriting analyst can't determine whether accused bomber addressed packagesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Guido Amsel handwriting sample comparison inconclusive: FBI expert: CBC

  4. Accused linked to bombings through DNA, court told: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Amsel's trial for attempted murder hears from RCMP explosives expertWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Cop accused of sexual assault takes the stand, sees some criminal charges dropped: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Cop accused of harassment, sexual assault says he approached women as sources, not for sexCBC

  8. Defence attacks witness credibilityWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  9. Judge postpones bail hearing for woman convicted of hiding dead babies: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Fears of witness intimidation, destruction of evidence revealed in Caspian case:CBC

  11. Unlicensed osteopathic therapist pleads guilty to 5 counts of sexual assault:CBC



  1. Trudeau names 2 new senators, including Canada's 1st female Indigenous dentist:CBC

  2. 'Inappropriate, humiliating': Liberal MP accuses Conservative of unwanted sexual remarksCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba MP called out for "threesome" remarksWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Premier under fire for thanking chamber chair for wearing high heels, says comment was joke about heightCBC

  2. Premier 'meant no offence' with high heels remark: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Chamber chair laments premier's quips about her high heels: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC

  4. Premier's high-heel blunder latest in a history of gaffes: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Province expanding, strengthening whistleblower protectionWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Manitoba's top business leaders will help chart bold new economic strategy for province, Pallister vows: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Tories promise decision on funding for Inuit Art Centre before new year: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Government to slash membership numbers on provincially appointed boards: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Province may be first to axe newspaper notices: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Opposition blasts plan to axe print notifications: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Proposed North End Arts Centre on hold after funding freeze: CBC


  1. City hall to face wrath of residents over cuts to recreation programsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. More buses, repairs to streets: Wyatt: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. City's budget process gets C grade from think tankWinnipeg Free Press

  4. City backs down on cuts to bus routes, fare increase remains: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

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