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Winnipeg Human Rights News: April 9th-15th

We’ve got all your budget coverage, as well as info on a wish list for the premier, new lighting at the Higgins underpass, combating the epidemic of human trafficking, and more.

Missing Persons AlertKaitlyn Emily Parker

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Sobriety Social celebrates heroes who give up addictions, organizer says: CBC

  2. Winnipeg shelter to close intoxicated persons unit during day without funding boost: CBC

  3. Siloam Mission serves up Easter dinner for Winnipeg's less fortunate: CBC

  4. Winnipeg Harvest urgently needs canned goods, other items: CBC

  5. Students take action against bullying on Pink Day in Manitoba: CBC

  6. Respect in Schools: Anti-bullying program to expand to First Nations, private schools: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. 'Ugly, scary, dark' Main Street underpass starts turning corner with new lighting: CBC, Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Brunch fundraiser supports women who need bras: CBC

  9. Union decries layoffs at Main Street ProjectWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Bear Clan gets $10,000 from city: Winnipeg Free Press

Christine Wood 

  1. 'There's no comfort yet': Hundreds gather, march at vigil for Christine Wood: CBC, APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Wednesday vigil for Christine Wood to be held steps from where she was killed:CBC, APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Christine Wood was killed but body still missing, Winnipeg police say: CBC

  4. Murder charges laid in case of Christine Wood who vanished off the streets of Winnipeg last summer: APTN News

  5. No chance Wood alive, police say; suspect won't tell them where to find body: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Border services officer assaulted by asylum seeker who was detained for criminal past: CBC

  2. Border jumper faces threat, assault charges: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

  1. Make green clothing choices to protect Lake Winnipeg from microplastics: CBC

Flood Report

  1. Portage Diversion flow down, lower Assiniboine flow up as crest moves toward Headingley: CBC

  2. Assiniboine, Souris rivers on rise as overland floods subside in Manitoba: CBC

  3. Assiniboine River to crest in Brandon on Monday, city says: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Assiniboine crests in Portage, diversion channel controlling flow: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  5. St. François Xavier declares state of emergency as river rises: CBC

  6. Regular flooding in southwest corner costs millions and affects thousandsWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Water, concern rising along Assiniboine: Winnipeg Free Press

Health

  1. Health-care workers learning to combat the 'epidemic' of human trafficking: CBC

  2. Interactive map of overdose deaths brings opioid crisis to your doorstep: CBC

  3. Winnipeg School Division says it's ready for legal pot, but former student thinks otherwise: CBC

  4. Winnipeg QuickCare clinics 'may be on the chopping block,' health critic says: CBC

  5. Mumps outbreak could climb as high as 600 cases before waning: CBC

  6. Critics call modest increase in health-care spending a bitter pill to swallow: Winnipeg Free Press

ER Closure - Varying Stats on Protest Attendance

  1. Dozens gather for 'Save our ER' rally at Concordia Hospital: CBC

  2. Hundreds protest ER closure at Concordia: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. ER closures, other changes to health care still need to be 'priced out,' premier says: CBC

Indigenous

  1. Manitoba 'the most racist provincial government in Canada': Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson: CBC

  2. Indigenous leader invites Brian Pallister to try living on reserve: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Minister defends province against chief's racism claim: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. 'It's the heart of the community': Lake St. Martin breaks ground for new school: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Health Canada turns to Facebook to find Indigenous kids in need of care: CBC

  6. Connecting communities: First Nations company plans to lay 3,600 km of fibre optics in Manitoba: CBC

  7. Trevor Herriot and Norman Fleury make the case for atonement: CBC

  8. Canada vs. St. Anne’s Indian residential school survivor H-15019: APTN News

  9. Face To Face: Dennis Ward sits down with MKO Grand Chief, Sheila North Wilson:APTN news

  10. Goertzen backs plan to help pregnant indigenous womenWinnipeg Free Press

  11. New 'tool kit' aims to demystify urban reservesWinnipeg Free Press

Justice

  1. Winnipeg police searching for man who attempted to abduct 11-year-old boy Friday: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'It's pretty frustrating': Winnipegger irked by property damage from snow clearing:CBC

  3. 4 girls arrested for fire that destroyed Harbourview Park playground:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Suspicious grocery store hugger ID'ed by police: CBC

  5. Police arrest 2 more suspects in shooting death of Shania Chartrand: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Woman arrested in killing of Wolseley neighbour: CBC

  7. 'It's just wrong,' says Winnipeg mother who lost son to gun violence: CBC

  8. Riot redemptionWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Cooper Nemeth's accused killer gets probation over stolen vehicle: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Winnipeg student awaits sentence for role in global fraud ringWinnipeg Free Press

  11. HIV-infected sex offender moving back to Winnipeg, police say: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Cold-case homicide going to trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. CFS ignored abuse by her foster father, woman claims in suit: Winnipeg Free Press

Politics

  1. Pallister government quietly kills act designed to track utility affordability: CBC

  2. If you want to influence government, the City of Winnipeg wants your specs: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  3. No estimate of financial, employment impacts of public-sector wage controlsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Tories under fire over ER closures, other health moves: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg School Division has a wish list for the premierWinnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Wide range of emotions' for non-profits as budget holds future of Neighbourhoods Alive!: CBC

  7. Manitoba owed $500M or more in back disaster assistance funding from Ottawa:CBC

  8. Senator Beyak can complain about free speech all she wants. Fact is, she earned her demotion: CBC


New Child Advocate Named

  1. Daphne Penrose named Manitoba children's advocate: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Ready to tackle challenges 'head-on': Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Young asylum seekers, number of kids in care key issues facing new child advocate: CBC

Wab's Running for NDP Leadership!

  1. Running for love: Wab Kinew launches bid to lead Manitoba NDP: CBC

  2. Wab Kinew making it official: set to announce run for leadership of beleaguered NDP: CBC

  3. Kinew enters NDP race, expects to take some punches: Winnipeg Free Press

Budget

  1. No-news budget is bad news for Manitobans, labour market economist says: CBC

  2. 2017 Manitoba budget: Arts, sports programs to see big cuts: CBC

  3. Budget 2017 fails to deliver on innovation and efficiencies to tackle deficit: CBC

  4. Manitoba 2017 budget highlights: From tax credit reductions to new child care spaces: CBC

  5. Budget needed 'bold action,' didn't go far enough: Canadian Federation of Independent Business: CBC

  6. 2017 Manitoba budget: Students, caregivers take tax hit but budget leaves most wallets unaffected: CBC

  7. One budget to annoy them all: CBC

  8. 2017 Manitoba budget: Numerous jabs but no death blows: CBC

  9. 2017 Manitoba budget: Tuition tax credit cut slays deficit 'on the backs of students':CBC

  10. No more tuition tax rebate, but more money for refugee housing coming in Manitoba budget: CBC

  11. NDP accuses province of putting money ahead of patient care with ER closure: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Manitoba budget 2017: A breakdown of the government's prioritiesWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Cautious course: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Budget a step in the right direction: premier: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Liberal MLA Jon Gerrard reacts to budgetWinnipeg Free Press

Cultural

  1. Hundreds fill Winnipeg streets for Way of the Cross march: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Funding limbo continues for major cultural projects: CBC

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