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Winnipeg Human Rights News: February 26th-March 4th

A new bill for missing seniors, new websites to support the influx of refugees, and seeking input on a climate change plan are all part of this week's headlines!

Missing Persons AlertNatasha Shorting 

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Coldest Night of the Year walk brings in more than $30K for homelessness in Winnipeg: CBC

  2. With love and respect: Kids write letters of support to bus drivers: CBC

  3. Manitoba MLA to table bill calling for Silver Alert to help find missing seniors: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Councillors pitch in on Habitat siteWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Too much 'shaming' at Steinbach Pride, says MLA who will not attend: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'Clearly a drunk can consent' is 'a step back': Taxi users' advocate: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Former refugee's website helps newcomers in Winnipeg find work: CBC

  2. If it's not broken don't fix it: Rally sends message about fee for provincial nominees: CBC

  3. Refugees in Winnipeg opening their homes to help recent wave of asylum seekers: CBC

  4. Asylum seeker met at the border by CBC relieved to be in Canada: CBC

  5. Listening for a story: What it's like to stake out the border for asylum seekers: CBC

  6. Border services sets up emergency trailer to make space for refuge seekers: CBC

  7. UN lawyer to visit Manitoba to observe influx of asylum seekers: CBC

  8. 'They hardly talk': Asylum seekers slow to ask questions during ride from border to Winnipeg: CBC

  9. Goodale rejects former colleague's claim of long waits by Manitoba asylum seekers: CBC

  10. Cold City, Warm Hearts: Newcomer kids get dose of winter fun at FortWhyte winter party: CBC

  11. Website connects Winnipeggers who need work done, refugees who'll do it: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Federal ministers see the asylum seeker situation on the ground in Emerson, Man.: CBC, CBCWinnipeg Free Press, Maclean's

  13. Public Safety minister says Emerson's response to border jumpers 'truly inspiring': Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Newcomer centre launches fundraising campaign ahead of expected surge of refugees: CBC

  15. 'I am proud to be here': 7 more asylum seekers walk into Manitoba, where it's –20 C: CBC

  16. Customs officials using trailer to handle crush of asylum seekers at Emerson: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. More refugees need more legal aid — but will cost-sharing continue: CBC

  18. Should Liberals let asylum seekers from U.S. enter Canada safely at border crossings?: CBC

  19. 'Growing urgency': United Way creates website for donations to help asylum seekers: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  20. Assiniboine College faces major cut to English language program funding: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  21. How a Somali refugee became a Halifax firefighter: CBC

  22. Too soon to tell if claims trend will persist: Winnipeg Free Press

  23. Hundreds rally to counter protest against anti-Islamophobia motion: CBCWinnipeg Free Press, CTV News


  1. Major flood risk remains for Red, lower Assiniboine and other southern Manitoba rivers: CBC

  2. 'Major risk' of spring flooding, forecasters warn: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Cautious optimism ahead of Manitoba's next flood forecast: CBC

  4. Manitoba government wants input on climate change plan: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. What forecasters mean by a major risk of flood: CBC

  6. Campaign looks to muscle out musselsWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'I won't give up': Mom of Lorlene Bone marks 1 year since disappearance: CBC

  2. Indian and Metis Friendship Centre loses funding, lays off staff: CBC, APTN News,Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba community taking advantage of federal program to build houses: APTN News

  4. Making music video with teens in Indigenous communities helps plant 'seed of confidence': CBC

  5. Community mourns 'well-loved' woman found frozen near Shamattawa: CBC

  6. 60s Scoop survivor returns to Canada for the first time: CBC

  7. 'We owe this to ourselves': Teachers learn how to talk residential schools at Winnipeg workshop: CBC

  8. Manitoba wants Indigenous issues addressed before signing federal health accord: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. An evening with Candy Palmater in Halifax: CBC


  1. Charges against officer 'exceptional and rare', says head of Manitoba investigation unit: CBC

  2. Manitoba child advocate to get expanded powers under proposed law: CBC, APTN News, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Majority of Manitoba inmates not convictedWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Shop owner says she's target of hate crimes for being a witch, selling pagan products: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Recent Manitoba court policy to address delays could pit rights against one another: defence lawyers: CBC

  6. Preliminary inquiry begins on murder case in woman's slaying last spring: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. A clear case of institutional delayWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Axe, brass knuckles lead to arrest after Winnipeg bus ride Friday night: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Contractor from Calgary soaked for $27K water bill after buying Winnipeg home: CBC


  1. Sam Katz got $127K cheque from HQ contractor he initially denied dealings with: CBC

  2. 5 weeks? 7 weeks? Premier hounded over time in Costa Rica at question period: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Lawyer for Katz, Sheegl refutes claims of briberyWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg Transit considering multiple safety options for drivers: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Pallister gambling with $40M in federal health funds, province's Liberals charge: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Tension mounting over economy's fate as Pallister gang rides back to legislature: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Don't thank Captain Obvious for cycling safety study: CBC

  8. Wealthy Canadians exposed in KPMG offshore tax 'sham': CBC

  9. Councillors renew call for clawback of former CAO's salary: CBC

  10. Sharon Carstairs asks Senate to reimburse legal fees after expenses scandal: CBC


  1. Union worries about health-care funding as Manitoba Legislature session opens: CBC

  2. Winnipeg woman fears home nursing care changes could put her life at risk: CBC

  3. Mumps outbreak prompts warning to Manitoba parents: CBC

  4. First-aid course offered for mental illness in Winnipeg: CBC

  5. Number of fentanyl overdoses may have peaked in Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. PC government votes against ban on pill presses in Manitoba: CBC

  7. Emergency room delays due to medical tests, not bed shortages, report says: CBC

  8. Tories tell Manitoba health regions to find millions in savings in 2017: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

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