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Winnipeg Human Rights News: August 20th-26th

Fundraisers galore in this week’s news! Birthday cakes, video game marathons, free wedding dresses, a camel toe cup and more!

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg man to donate stem cells to critically ill stranger in Israel: CBC

  2. House for homeless Winnipeg men celebrates first year of success: CBC

  3. Bear Clan recovers hundreds of syringes in North End garage: CBC

  4. Sweet deal: Group bakes birthday cakes for needy familiesCBC

  5. New app aims to help Winnipeg youth avoid gang life: CBC

  6. Winnipeg offers residents email, text message notifications for emergenciesCBC

  7. Lack of funding threatens Knox Community Kitchen: CBC

  8. Mean streets: Canadians see Winnipeg as most unsafe cityCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. 'It could be a prosperous future': Afghan Manitoban raising funds for girls' educationCBC

  10. Winnipeg brothers tackle gaming marathon for Children's Hospital Foundation:CBC

  11. 'As big as the hearts of Winnipeggers': Unused wedding dress donation grows to include more donors, recipients: CBC

  12. Camel Toe Cup: Cheeky name for weekend cancer fundraiser: CBC

  13. Bringing Fresh Food to Winnipeg's North End: APTN News (Video)

  14. Drug-related violence cause for concern in Filipino community: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Free concert helps strengthen community: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Portage families who haven't paid rent get meeting with feds, but eviction date standsWinnipeg Free Press

  17. 13th annual Drop Zone lifts charity to new heights: Winnipeg Free Press

  18. Teen with cerebral palsy rappels down Winnipeg skyscraper in her wheelchair for charity: CBC

  19. murderer's legacy of love: Winnipeg Free Press

  20. Billboards thank Manitobans for supporting True North Foundation programs: Winnipeg Free Press

  21. Tireless volunteer recognized as unsung hero: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Gender-neutral passport option to end 'scary' situations: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Venezuelan refugees happy to be safe in Manitoba town, but worried for family back home: CBC

  2. Pavilion-petitioning refugee claimants make headlines back homeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 12-year-old Emad the guest of honour at Yazidi community celebration: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'We want to make a statement': Brandonites to rally against racismCBC

  2. Add anti-racism lessons to curriculum: Muslim leader: CBC

  3. 'Silence is violence': Winnipeg group hosts community conversation on white supremacy: CBC

  4. Woman visiting Manitoba confronts self-proclaimed 'Nazi' after racist verbal attack: CBC

  5. 'I'm a Nazi:' Calgary teacher fends off racial attack in Manitoba, posts video: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Manitoba Muslims counter hateful video with outreachCBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  7. 'Anti-immigration' rally can't be ignored, activist warns: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Low levels of pesticide found in Manitoba lake after dead crayfish discovered on shore: CBC

  2. U of M researchers tell Manitoba Hydro to mow lessCBC

  3. St. B soil report now in hands of new minister to determine risk to residents:Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Land under towers being wasted: study: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Pharmacy fees won't be passed on to patients, say pharmacists: CBC

  2. Manitoba final province to sign health-care pact with feds: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Health-care workers rally at St. Boniface Hospital to protest possible job cuts:CBC

  4. Manitoba program fights loneliness by connecting seniors through conference callsCBC

  5. Renting a recycling bin for cancerWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Death of front-line care gets spotlight at rally: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen: 'we helped to raise the issue of Indigenous health': Winnipeg Free Press


  1. After shaky start, MMIW inquiry wraps first 3 days of hearings in Winnipeg: CBC

  2. MMIWG forum wraps upWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Bunibonibee Cree Nation's Sarah Harper turns 111CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Remembering 'condom granny': Jackie McPherson, safe sex advocate, dies after career helping youth: CBC

  5. Full evacuation ordered as wildfire gets closer to Poplar River First Nation: APTN News

  6. Complete evacuation of Poplar River to be finished todayWinnipeg Free Press


  1. North Point Douglas activist questions reassignment of community police officers:CBC

  2. Young woman faces sentencing for crash that killed friend: CBC

  3. Winnipeg couple slams Walmart Canada Bank for not reversing $6,600 in fraudulent charges: CBC

  4. Class action proposed against former RWB instructorCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 'Unprecedented' spike in firearm seizures concerns Winnipeg police: CBC

  6. 'Not business as usual': Airport evacuation draws blowback from striking workers:CBC

  7. 'Criminal charges will be sought' in Winnipeg police HQ, Canada Post mail plant probe, say RCMP: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. WPS 'aware' of officer testimonyWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Officer accused of lying in child porn case: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Sex offender says court delays led to reoffending: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Manitoba has no plans to change sexual-assault training for judges: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Telling their stories, concealing their identitiesWinnipeg Free Press



  1. Niki Ashton rejects NDP leadership endorsement from man B'nai Brith calls a Holocaust denier: CBC

  2. No NAFTA town hall for Manitoba yet: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba voice missing, Senate scholar says: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Kinew's checkered past a steep political challengeWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Wab Kinew should 'own up' to domestic violence charge, says NDP leadership rival Steve Ashton: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Domestic violence activist calls for NDP leadership candidate Kinew to'acknowledge what he did'CBC

  4. MLA and Ashton supporter Mohinder Saran ordered copies of Kinew's court documents: CBC

  5. Ousted Manitoba backbencher asks court to strike down ban on floor-crossing:CBCWinnipeg Free Press 

  6. Province wants to tie 'outcomes,' 'expectations' to funding, says letter:CBCWinnipeg Free Press 

  7. Manitoba MLAs get charitable tax credit for giving salary increase back to province: CBC

  8. Manitoba investing $54M in school upgradesCBC

  9. A funding 'blood bath': Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Councillors irked by province's control over funding, secrecy: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Province approves new 5% accommodation tax for Churchill: CBC

  2. Prices, anxiety soar while supplies, patience run low in Churchill after 13 weeks without trainsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Filipinos taking it to the streets: Winnipeg Free Press

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