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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 23rd-29th, 2017

In this week’s headlines, the Parker protests heat up, a strike begins at the airport, an Alopecia Foundation is stunned, and Manitoba women’s health gets worse.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg hosts global development exhibit: CBC

  2. Breaking bread and breaking ground on sharing ideasWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Repaired NHL sticks lending inner-city kids an assistWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg records highest percentage increase of crime in country: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Language, connections his ticket to successWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'The entire species could become extinct': Crowdfunding underway to save Manitoba butterfly: CBC

  2. Land, water protection lagging: wildlife group: Winnipeg Free press

  3. Bridgwater design flaws, illegal drainage hurting city forest, councillor says:Winnipeg Free PressParker Protests Heat Up

  4. Judge rejects Parker Lands owner's bid to clear protesters: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Parker Lands consultations would give Métis a say on ancestral land: CBC

  6. Company denied urgent hearing to remove protesters from Parker Lands: CBC

  7. Parker developer claims police not doing enough to remove protesters: CBC

  8. Mayor meets with Parker lands protesters: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Parker Lands owner takes second shot at turfing protesters: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Parker lands battle heats up: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Peaceful Protest Found Its Way to the Courtroom: APTN News


  1. Do you know what an Access centre is? Because soon you may need to: CBC

  2. 'Not my medical emergency': Anxiety patient shown door at Grace Hospital: CBC

  3. Don't let COPD take your breath away: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. WRHA cuts nurses from trauma, burn, IV units at Health Sciences Centre: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Manitoba women's health just got worse: CBC

  6. Union questions decision to cut senior nurses who work with severe burn and trauma cases: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. 'There was absolutely no reason for him to die': Winnipeg man takes own life hours after discharge from ER: CBC

  8. Mother sues WRHA, Victoria General Hospital when daughter dies hours after leaving ER: CBC

  9. Time for fighting has passed, Trudeau says ahead of meeting with Manitoba premier: CBC

  10. Memo directed Interlake paramedics away from Winnipeg ERs: union: CBC

  11. 'Massive mistake': Rural town fights to prevent closure of local Manitoba EMS station: CBC


  1. Senator Murray Sinclair, chair of TRC, named as Thunder Bay police board investigatorCBCAPTN News

  2. TRC head Murray Sinclair 'excellent choice' to lead review of Thunder Bay police board, says chair: CBC

  3. 'This is what reconciliation looks like': Northern First Nations regain control of child welfare services: CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. “It’s ridiculous” Communities looking for cheaper alternatives for flights to northern Manitoba: APTN News

  5. Winnipeg hotel that is supposed to help, now accused of hurting clientsAPTN News

  6. Newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle aims to 'decolonize' Winnipeg Art GalleryWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Suicide-crisis teams in northern Manitoba at their limit: Winnipeg Free Press

MMIW Inquiry

  1. First Nations leaders reject call for MMIWG commissioners to step down: CBC

  2. Sagkeeng families air mixed feelings about MMIWG inquiry after community visit:CBC

  3. Surprise greets National Inquiry’s hearings in Manitoba: APTN News

  4. MMIWG inquiry visits Winnipeg, Sagkeeng to hear from families of missing and murdered: CBC

  5. Lawyers, health workers, community relations staff in Winnipeg this week ahead of fall MMIWG hearings: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers: CBC

  7. Carolyn Bennett 'agrees with' MMIWG inquiry reset requestCBC


  1. Manitoba RCMP make arrest in murder of Leah Anderson: APTN News

  2. Man arrested in connection with 2013 killing of Leah Anderson releasedCBC

  3. 'They shouldn't have been out there': Teacher's death on field trip was preventable, parents say: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. St. Boniface police-involved shooting is 8th investigated by Manitoba watchdog:CBC

  5. Police shoot man after high-speed chase in Winnipeg: CBC

  6. 'Continuing and worrying trend': Violent crime in Winnipeg rises, reports say: CBC

  7. Online death threat against Winnipeg Transit angers former driver: CBC

  8. Alopecia Foundation stunned, says convicted fraudster failed to deliver proceeds from expo: CBC

  9. Rise in violent crime unsurprising to Winnipeg police: Winnipeg Free Press

Police Ask for Help

  1. Thelma Krull investigation: Police release sketches of suspect: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Winnipeg police ask for help identifying suspect in jogger assault: CBC

  3. Winnipeg taxi driver stabbed by passengers: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Manitoba mom faces minimum 14 years in toddler's murder: CBC

  2. Man plans to use math to fight photo radar ticket, but it may not add up to victory: CBC

  3. Court denies ex-hockey player's appeal, blasts rape myth defenceWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Crown and defence want 14-year parole ineligibility for mother who killed baby: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'Never-ending cycle' of abuse: Manitoba man sentenced after sexually abusing CFS ward: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. Mayor makes pitch for $180MWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Conservatives to talk strategy at Winnipeg meeting: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. National food policy deadline extended: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. MLA salaries to remain frozen until 2020: CBC

  2. Trudeau, Pallister hold meeting amid disputesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Pallister could profit by following Williams' example: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba MLAs take a two-year wage freezeWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Union, Winnipeg airport still at bargaining table as strike deadline looms: CBC

  2. Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Successful attempt to block condo development strikes panic within city administration: source: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Omnitrax must repair Churchill rail line: Justin Trudeau: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Future of rail service in northern Manitoba in jeopardy as parties back away from fixing tracksAPTN News

  3. Trudeau visit to Churchill would bring hope to a community losing faith in politicians: minister: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Federal disabilities minister 'frustrated' after family denied residency over daughter's health needs: CBC

  2. MKO chief makes health-care inroads with premier: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Inuit Art Centre in funding limboWinnipeg Free Press

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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