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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 2nd-8th, 2017

In this week's headlines, dozens of restaurants stop serving straws, the police ask for help on a number of cases, U of M students get worried, and more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Summer building spree to yield 12 mini homes in Long Plain First Nation: CBC

  2. 'It's pretty desperate': Winnipeg daycare destroyed by fire: CBC

  3. Councillors seek an end to bullying: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Family fair offers warm welcome for immigrants, refugees, Indigenous people new to Winnipeg: CBC

  5. Fake claims of connection to burned daycare speak to 'desperate' need for spots: chair: CBC

  6. Above and beyond, meet the 22 year old Winnipeg man who shared his community money award with the Bear Clan patrol: APTN News

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Letter calls on minister to include education in accessibility legislation: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Manitoba, 2036: Statistics Canada projects a more diverse province in the future:CBC

  2. Winnipeg man wants answers after being refused entry to the U.S.: CBC

  3. Groups ask Federal Court to strike down Safe Third Country deal with the U.S.:CBC

  4. Safe Third Country challenge gives hope to asylum seekers: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Asylum seeker's three-year trek ends in tragedy: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Water safety course for newcomers not in plans for province: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. A first July 1 to remember: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Racking up frustration: Winnipeg cyclist finds some 'bike-friendly' buses don't have racks: CBC

  2. Winnipeg lobbies province for wastewater licence change that would send more pollution to lakeCBC

  3. City wants province to amend sewage plant licence to save $30M: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Hydro bill begone! Couple harnesses sun in big way: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Want to save the planet? Start by saying no to the plastic straw: CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba man on his 3rd heart has lots of love for organ donors: CBC

  2. Misericordia eye care centre to remain open 24/7: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Rural Manitoba mother stunned by 64-minute wait for paramedics: CBC

  4. Most disagree with ER closures: poll: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Missing and murdered inquiry commissioner tries to quell concerns over staff resignations: CBC

  2. 'It needs a restart': Manitoba chief calls on MMIW inquiry head to resign: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Inquiry forges ahead despite growing criticism: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. 'We finally found one another': Man sent to New Zealand in Sixties Scoop connects with Winnipeg family: CBC

  5. Manitoba elder offers to restore damaged petroform at Whiteshell Park: CBC

  6. Neechi Commons in dire straitsWinnipeg Free Press

  7. For some, watching Canada 150 celebrations hurtsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Construction begins on Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40: APTN News


  1. Winnipeg man wants answers after nearly drowning at YMCA pool: CBC

  2. Former Sears employees worry about lost severance, possible reduced pensionCBC

  3. Face to face with his father's killer: Winnipeg Free Press

The Police Need Your Help:

  1. Teen sought in connection with killing in North End Winnipeg: CBC

  2. Police ask for public's help finding homicide suspectWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Police seek witnesses to stabbings at Canada Day block party:  Winnipeg Free Press

In the courts:

  1. Andrea Giesbrecht, who disposed of babies in storage locker, in court for sentencing submissions: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 4th person charged in connection with killing in Winnipeg's North End: CBC

  3. 5th arrest made in Father's Day shooting death of dad: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Court allows publication of slaying suspect's name, photoWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg mom fires her lawyer in child abduction case, asks judge to delay trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Suspect arrested in attempted abduction of North End girl:  Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Court upholds sexual assault conviction of woman with HIV who had unprotected sexWinnipeg Free Press


  1. U of M students worried about possible faculty strike as bargaining hasn't begun:CBC

  2. U of M students want guarantee in wake of last year's strike, new wage control bill:Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba public-sector unions launch court challenge over wage freezes: steveCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Pallister's habit of secrecy ramps up fear factor: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Strategic jobs targeted in health cuts: Winnipeg Free Press

Steven Fletcher:

  1. Down but not out, MLA fighting for rule changeWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Riding association to weigh supporting MLA Fletcher: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Ousted PC backbencher Steven Fletcher plans legal challenge for right to cross the floor: CBC

Social Impact Bonds

  1. Could Manitoba non-profits benefit from private backers?: CBC

  2. Province looking for consultant to set up social impact bonds programCBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. City wants greater oversight of board of revision: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Northern rail company estimates Churchill line can be fixed for $2M: CBC

  2. Churchill, Man., weighs risk of climate change on future of port, railway: CBC


  1. 'We were hurt a bit, and horrified': Filipino resident in Neepawa reacts to racist graffiti: CBC, Winnipeg 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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