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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 16th-22nd, 2017

A coalition goes head to head with  Manitoba Hydro, a Winnipeg refugees’ son is rescued from ISIS, and more cuts coming to healthcare – including what’s being called “an assault on women’s health” – in this week’s news.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Groups fear 'devastating effects' as Hydro asks for interim rate increase: CBC

  2. Manitoba Hydro projects $92 million in profit, coalition wants rate hike spikedWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba Hydro argues future at risk without rate hike: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Group wants proof Manitoba Hydro needs rate hike to survive: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Empty Manitoba Housing highrise going up for sale: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Turning tragedy into help for kids: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. moral and ethical dutyWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Paint job on Main Street underpass aims to improve feeling of safetyCBC

  9. Ladybug Foundation founder to receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian AwardWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Equality for all: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Winnipeg Yazidi refugee learns her 12-year-old son is alive after rescue from ISISCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Pallister, congressman issue joint release on border jumpersWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Emerson asylum claimants drop, but area residents still worried: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. More gas to pass at Winnipeg garbage dump: CBC

  2. B.C. wildfire smoke triggers air quality statement for southwestern Manitoba: CBC

  3. Protesters camp out to save Parker wetland trees from clearcut: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Developer takes legal action to remove protesters from Parker Lands: CBC,APTN News

  5. Electric car travel given a boost in Manitoba, Ontario: CBC

  6. A look at some oil spills and leaks on the Prairies over the last decade: APTN News


  1. Winnipeg woman with brain cancer looks to U.S. to get Manitoba-developed surgeryCBC

  2. Pharmacist association left in dark as province moves to cap drug dispensing feesCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Terminated Winnipeg health authority workers must pay back part of severance, give monthly employment reports: CBC

  4. Managers laid off by the WRHA face losing severance payments if they find new jobs: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. ER doctors won't have to reapply for their own jobs, WRHA says after 'misunderstanding' due to letter: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Allegations Banana Boat sunscreen causes burns continue to pour in to Health Canada: CBC

  7. Outpatient adult audiology services being cut at HSC: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Cuts to Winnipeg audiologists put patients at risk, says union: CBC

  9. Eye doctors at Misericordia can't see past fall shutdown: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Mature Women's Centre closure 'an assault on women's health': staff member: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  11. Closure of women's health centre 'a great disservice,' patients say: CBC

  12. What patients need to know about planned changes to Manitoba health care:CBC

  13. Manitoba to cover cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso at approved centres:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  14. Recreation therapy positions chopped from HSC mental health program: CBC

  15. Pushed to the brinkWinnipeg Free Press

  16. Pallister's health-care feud drags on: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Measles outbreak may be knocking at our door: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. New AMC grand chief set to tackle poverty and social issuesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Tree planted in honour of Selkirk treaty: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Friendly handshake marks historic treaty: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Chiefs, Lord Selkirk renew bond after 200 years: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Focus is narrowing' in search for Gods Lake Narrows killer: RCMP: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. 'The crisis never went away': Cross Lake chief says more resources needed to prevent suicides: CBC

  8. Indigenous Games help recovery from a 50-year-old insultCBC

  9. Neechi Commons complex in Winnipeg about to go on the market: APTN News

  10. Web archive on residential schools a first: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Bomb that exploded in pickup raises safety concerns in Winnipeg neighbourhood: CBCCBCWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News

  2. Accused in Father's Day killing has history of 'violent behaviour': Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Leah Anderson's killer was male, known to girl, RCMP say: CBC

  4. Manitoba RCMP turns to Twitter to help solve Leah Anderson murder, appeals to community for help: APTN News

  5. Grand Medicine regains northern Manitoba medical contractAPTN News

In the Courts

  1. Unfiled paperwork derails traffic ticket challenge under Charter of Rights and Freedoms: CBC

  2. Two Winnipeg men face child porn chargesWinnipeg Free Press



  1. City managers get double wage increase of CUPE workers: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Councillors approve CUPE contractWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Airport employees vote to strikeWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg Airports Authority handed strike noticeCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Council approves $10M for new gardens at Assiniboine Park amid concerns about access, transparency: CBC

  6. Arbitrator settles labour dispute between Winnipeg and its managers: CBC


  1. Push to protect politicians from workplace bullying heading to AMM in November: CBC

  2. Premiers demand clarity on cannabisWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba Housing missing the garden for the weeds: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Time ripe to take over rail lineWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Churchill residents brace for technical briefing on flood damaged rail line: CBC

  3. Omnitrax says it can't pay up to $60 million to repair rail line to Churchill: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Pallister won't respond to Omnitrax until Ottawa makes a decision on port: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  5. Province raises food subsidy in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Subsidy won't lower Churchill food prices to pre-flood levels: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Railway repairs remain far offWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Churchill mayor blasts provincial plan to ship propane to community: CBC

  9. Omnitrax says gas-price spike a mistakeWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Province shipping 2.2 million litres of propane to Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Steinbach seniors take wheelchair-accessible bike for a whirl: CBC


  1. Neepawa responds to racist graffiti with town's largest-ever potluck: CBC

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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