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Winnipeg Human Rights News: August 27th-September 2nd

We’ve gathered all of the info on the wildfire evacuees from Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point, and Garden Hil First Nations. Also in this week’s news, a counter-protest against hate is planned, Winnipeggers react to crises in Sierra Leone, North Dakota and Houston, we finally get a look at what Pallister is thinking re: a carbon tax, and much more!

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Sierra Leone disaster hits close to home for many in city: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Counter-protest against hate set for legislature: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'I got my wish': Winnipeg bride-to-be to receive free wedding gown survived addiction, sexual assault: CBC

  4. Restored Louis Riel monument to be rededicated Thursday: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. The Pas, Man.'s only homeless shelter announces closureCBC

  6. 'Her loss affects all of us': Vigil for Savanna Greywind planned in Winnipeg: CBC

  7. Around 100 meet in Winnipeg to honour North Dakota woman found dead in Red River: CBC

  8. Province cuts funding to centre for low-income Winnipeggers months after 3-year agreement approved: CBC

  9. Former Winnipegger among those helping stranded Houston residentsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Coming together for inner-city kidsWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Special Olympics experience has made coach 'a better person'Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Winnipeggers rally to get cross-country cyclist back on road after theft: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Ghanaian LGBTTQ* asylum-seekers find ally in MP: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Liberal MP wants to meet LGBTTQ* Ghana refugees after trip to their homeland: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Immigration minister should use cultural background to deter asylum seekers: Emerson MP: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Poll finds majority of Canadians disapprove of government's handling of asylum seekersWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Point Douglas man spews 'white power' rhetoric through neighbourhood: CBC

  2. Hate lives close to home for Eritrean family: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Hire A Refugee founder calls on political leaders to fight racism after hateful Facebook postsCBC

  4. RCMP investigate neo-Nazi who harassed Muslim woman in Manitoba:CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Draft documents shows Manitoba looking at carbon tax far below federal demandWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Cattle cowed into munching nasty weed that's taking over Manitoba pastures: CBC

  3. North Dakota projects seen as threat to Lake WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press

 Parker Land Protects

  1. 'The cost of delay is real:' Parker Lands injunction will be heard sooner than scheduled: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Parker Lands developer wins appeal, gets early hearing on bid to remove protesters: CBC

  3. Police deny outside influence directed it to ignore Parker lands occupation: Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba Wildfires

  1.  How to help wildfire evacuees from Manitoba First Nations: CBC

  2. 3,700 people forced from homes in Island Lake area due to smoke, fire: CBC

  3. Emergency shelter set up for Manitoba wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. More evacuees from northern Manitoba on their way: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'I didn't really want to come out': Hundreds of First Nations forest fire evacuees arrive in WinnipegCBC

  6. Emotional times can't shatter family's spiritWinnipeg Free Press

  7. In pictures: Manitoba First Nation wildfire evacuations: CBC

  8. Winnipeg emergency shelters take in wave of wildfire evacuees: CBC

  9. Kids panic during nighttime evacuation of Manitoba First Nation: CBC

  10. As Convention Centre fills, 2nd emergency shelter to open for Manitoba wildfire evacuees: CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Another 1,500 evacuated from Garden Hill First Nation due to wildfire: CBC

  12. 'I just want to get home': Different worries for 2 Island Lake fire evacuees in Brandon: CBC

  13. Military to help evacuate 3 Manitoba First Nations at risk from wildfire: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  14. 'We didn't bring anything': Manitoba forest fire evacuees arrive in Brandon: CBC

  15. One moment it was sunny then a dark cloud rolled over Wasagamack: APTN News

  16. Elaborate operation getting exhausted evacuees to safety: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Evacuees arrive at Winnipeg North Soccer complexWinnipeg Free Press

  18. Northern Manitoba blaze not affecting Hydro infrastructureWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Break-in tools, meth found after man arrested for riding bike on sidewalkCBC

  2. Winnipeg in grips of meth problem, say police: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Hospital boss kept in dark about changesWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Philpott charged with collaborating with Manitoba after health-care stand-off: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Mental-health, addictions needs not being met, says study of five provinces: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Walk keeping hope aliveWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Resident concerned about SOGH ER closureWinnipeg Free Press

  8. NDP slam Pallister over 'secrecy': Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Being Greene on Absolutely ManitobaCBC

  10. 'Definitely a surprise': Urgent-care changes caught Misericordia president off guardCBC


  1. Spend time honouring Indigenous heroes rather than debating Macdonald: Murray Sinclair: CBC

  2. Thoughts on the INAC separationAPTN News (Video)

  3. Elders teach University of Winnipeg students about Indigenous ethnobotanyAPTN News (Video)


  1. Tip from Australia leads to Winnipeg arrest on child-porn chargesWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Lawsuit against province aims to give child support payments back to childrenWinnipeg Free Press

  3. St. Boniface man arrested after photos of young girl found on Russian-hosted websiteWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Legislature gives court sheriffs legal authorityWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Province extends Portage la Prairie families' eviction deadlineWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  6. Up to 150 illegal rooming houses near the U of M: report: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. No criminal wrongdoing in switched-at-birth cases, Manitoba RCMP say: CBC,APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. 'High time' to talk pot: Winnipeggers voice concerns about legal weedCBC

In the Courts

  1. Charges stayed in sex case against former Winnipeg Crown lawyer: CBC

  2. Ex-lawyer still faces law society probeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 2 Winnipeg women suing car dealership over alleged 'sexually toxic workplace'CBC

  4. Dealership responds to lawsuitWinnipeg Free Press



  1. First deal reached under Tories' wage-control billWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Manitobans want to see report guiding province's health-care reforms: poll: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Repeatedly crowding crosswalk is strike strategy for airport workers: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. All quiet on the Northern front as Omnitrax, province mum on rail line to Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Feds have 'demanded' Omnitrax fix Churchill rail line: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 

  3. Manitoba offers money, but no details, to help Churchill: CBC

  4. Pallister pledges money for Churchill, blasts Ottawa for inaction: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Churchill chamber president threatens to hold stranded Via rail cars hostageCBC

  6. Minister optimistic, but offers no sign of when Churchill rail repairs will begin: CBC


  1. Manitoba Muslims celebrate holy day in Winnipeg with prayers, donations to wildfire evacuees: CBC

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