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Winnipeg Human Rights News: August 13th-19th

In this week’s news, racism graffiti emerges in Winnipeg, one non-profit gets an unexpected gift from the Canada Games, St. Boniface residents face toxic metals in soil, a tearful reunion occurs at the airport, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertUPDATE: Kamryn Greyeyes has been found safe. UPDATE: Dakota Hunter has been found safe. Scott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'Match made in heaven': Canada Games donates bunk beds to Main Street Project: CBC

  2. Downtown Commons: the sequel: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Search party numbers dwindle in hunt for logger missing from Duck Mountain camp: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'Feels like dreamland': First Flin Flon Pride begins as rainbow flag raised at city hall: CBC

  2. Ghanaian LGBT activist unfazed by hateful backlash: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. UN refugee agency checks on asylum seekers in Emerson: CBC

  2. Border crossings up slightly in July: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'It's going to be tearful': Yazidi family to be reunited after rescue from ISIS:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Tearful reunion as Yazidi boy arrives in WinnipegCBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Yazidi refugee boy's reunion with his mother brings kudos — and concerns:CBC

  6. Freed Yazidi boy adjusting to life in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Evil in the air': Former Winnipegger describes downtown Charlottesville following attack: CBC

  2. Fake Winnipeg Transit Page Causing a Stir using Racism: APTN News (Video)

  3. 'Sickened ... not surprised': More racist graffiti turns up in Winnipeg: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Far right groups have Winnipeg supporters and must be opposed, says activist, former professor: CBC

  5. Hateful graffiti turns up in Winnipeg, alarming residents, Jewish group: CBC

  6. Glover laments violence in U.S. during speech to unionists in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Flin Flon air quality warning ended: CBC

  2. Manitoba gets extra help battling wildfiresCBC

  3. Assiniboine Park Zoo released sewage into river, city documents say: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Lake trout 'a canary in a coal mine' for climate change: researcher: CBC

  5. NDP worried about impact of American water-diversion projectsWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Planting the seed for soybean-processing facility: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Parker lands battle in Court of Appeal: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Protest expands to occupy forest: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Trees enhance our health and well-being: Winnipeg Free Press

St. Boniface Soil Testing

  1. 'You shouldn't be able to taste the metal in your mouth': St. B residents begin air-quality talks with gov't: Winnipeg Free Press 

  2. St. Boniface residents meet with province to demand new air testsCBC

  3. Testing reveals toxic heavy metals in St. Boniface soil: CBC

  4. Don't eat your garden veggies until St. B soil tested: prof: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Residents push for new air-quality tests: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Crop of contamination in St. B?: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Pharmacy dispensing fee payments now capped at $30: CBC

  2. 'There were a lot of boos': 500 pack hall in Grandview, Man., to discuss EMS overhaulCBC

  3. Manitoba families find few detox beds for recovering addicts: CBC

  4. Relief line aims to reduce stigmaWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Nursing changes will reduce need for overtime, WRHA head says: CBC

  6. More than 500 Winnipeg nurses to be offered new jobs after positions deleted:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. WRHA announces $19.9M in renovations to deal with massive health-care revamp:CBC

  8. New intermediate intensive care unit at HSC budgeted at $4.8 million: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Province nurses health care through big change: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'We just don't want it to be forgotten': Tina Fontaine's family, friends gather 3 years laterCBC

  2. Gambler First Nation forms unique partnership with oil firm: CBC

  3. Indigenous families facing eviction ask feds to interveneCBC

  4. 'Pray for the waters': Great Water Gathering brings Indigenous, non-Indigenous protectors together: CBC

  5. tense moment with the Prime Minister: CBC

  6. How art and spirituality are defining the 'water protectors': CBC

  7. Norway House woman tired of leaky roof, chief blames lack of funding: APTN News

  8. New program aims to teach organizations about Indigenous waysWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News (Video)


  1. Man who faked physiotherapy licence recently worked at Halifax clinic using alias:CBC

  2. Why this man's van wasn't included in a huge Ford recallCBC

  3. Canada Post requests access to documents seized for RCMP fraud investigation at Winnipeg plant: CBC

  4. RCMP officers face probe over drunk-driving allegations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Inmate died days after force used in arrest, police watchdog says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Mind vs. matterWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Despite acquittals, there is reason to believe sex assault victims: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Life's not fare -- at least for some: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Francophone beats speeding ticket issued by non-bilingual officer: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Family of Winnipeg teacher who died on field trip sues school divisionCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Man pleads not criminally responsible in home invasion, sexual assault that seriously injured elderly couple: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Court told of savage attack on Selkirk couple: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Manitoba senators score court winWinnipeg Free Press

The Police Need Your Help

  1. Police seek man who tried to pull woman into van in Winnipeg: CBC

  2. Sexual assault suspect wanted for Sherbrook Street arson: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Police seek 1 woman, 2 men in connection with attack: CBC



  1. Wab Kinew speaks out after anonymous emails disclose past charges: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Steve Ashton wants to make racist and homophobic insults a crimeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Pallister adds new face, new department in cabinet shuffleCBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  4. The simple truth is better than these strange fictions: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Transportation agency probes Omnitrax complaintsCBC 

  2. Churchill mayor, feds meet about rail line: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. By doing nothing, Omnitrax wins: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Nothing makes you angrier': Manitoba couple wants steeper fines for parking scofflawsCBC

Check out our human rights calendar for upcoming events! The summer is always a little bit less busy, as people take time to enjoy the outdoors and relax - but stay tuned to our calendar! We'll keep looking for events to add in the coming weeks! :)


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