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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 30th-August 6th

In this week's news, Pallister is questioned for his communication tactics in Costa Rica, pushed to put a price on carbon, and his continued healthcare cuts are protested.

Missing Persons AlertUpdate: Star Alicia Thomas has been found safe. Dakota Hunter

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'The numbers are scary': Operation Dry Water aims to curb impaired boating in Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Unemployment rate in Manitoba lowest in the country: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Lantern ceremony marking atomic bombings comes amid rising nuclear tensions:CBC

  4. When life gives you lemons: 10-year-old Winnipegger sells lemonade to send kids with diabetes to camp: CBC

  5. Bear Clan joins search for missing logger in Duck Mountain: CBC

  6. 'There are so many souls in there': Group gathers to bless the Red River: CBC

  7. Bring Your Own Drums hopes to build bridges through musicCBC

  8. Voyageur and trusty canine paddle across the country to raise awareness for PTSDCBC

  9. Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission celebrates decade of helping peopleAPTN News

  10. Big move, bigger opportunityWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Former gang member now using chef skills to help at-risk Winnipeg youth: CBC

  12. Winnipeg Harvest sends care package to Churchill: CBC

  13. Hot weather prompts bottled water, sunscreen calls at Winnipeg homeless shelters: CBC

  14. Poetry project an ode to Winnipeg's unique tree canopyCBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'As front-line as you get': Families protest cuts to breastfeeding helpCBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Impacts of health cuts hitting women 'every single time': Theresa Oswald: CBC

  3. Protesters gather signatures outside pavilions against Ghanaian government's anti-LGBTQ policy: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Minister in Winnipeg, seeks input on migrantsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Fewer asylum seekers entering Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. New Manitoba coalition pushes premier to put price on carbonCBC

  2. Pallister seeks legal advice on Ottawa's climate-change plan: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Pruning tree-trimming budget threatens urban forest, city councillor says: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba couple could pay extra $1,500 a month for medication after funding changesCBC

  2. Questions remain about consolidation of mental-health services: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'We're still working on this:' Brown water still persists in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba kids tip scales on BMI trend: StatCan: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. New top doctor sees WRHA's massive overhaul as 'opportunity to redefine how we're delivering care': Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Families of Missing Community Members Come Together at Annual "No Stone Unturned" Event: APTN News

  2. 'We can hold Canada to account': Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Province wants to partner with First Nations in future mining developments: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Honouring treaty path to 'heal by understanding,' Free Press editor tells kids at museum ceremony: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Treaty 1 celebration at the Manitoba Museum: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. First Nations flags raise spirits, hope on site of landmark 1871 treaty signing: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Warrant issued for man accused of sex assault, known to carry weapons: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Man asked to drop weapon 14 times before police shot him in downtown skywalk: IIU: CBC

  3. Police acted appropriately in skywalk shooting, IIU determines: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Rural Manitoba couple loses $180K to binary options fraud: CBC

  5. Winnipeg man uses ties to Russian Cultural Association to defraud clients: court documents: CBC

  6. Seniors fighting move-out orderWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Manitoba Housing says seniors can stay in Gilbert Park: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Thelma Krull's husband applies to have her legally declared dead: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Man wanted in connection with Regina murder arrested in Winnipeg: CBC

  10. Dakota Ojibway police officer charged with assault: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Harsh school report dashed immigration hopes: lawyer: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Court curtails picket line at Winnipeg airport: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Non-profit group to take MPI to court over Trek-themed plate: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Violent killer launches lawsuit, alleging torture at hands of Selkirk Mental Health Centre: CBC

  5. Woman who stabbed elderly neighbour 68 times appeals sentence: CBC

  6. Robert McKay gets 17 years for sex attacks on teen girl, woman: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Woman convicted of sexual assault in HIV-disclosure case appeals to Supreme CourtCBC

  8. Mother who killed, abused and neglected toddler imprisoned for life: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Crown seeks six years for child pornographer: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. Union says 'strong-arm tactics' won't discourage striking workers at Winnipeg airport: CBC


  1. Pallister, Trudeau inch toward mending fencesWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Manitoba takes next step toward public-private partnerships in building new schools: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 

  3. Brian Pallister's wife had confidential government documents sent to her personal email: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 

  4. 'Lack of judgment': Manitoba political experts weigh in on Premier's email use:CBC

  5. Manitoba's premier no longer allowed to use personal cell, email for government business: CBC

  6. Records suggest Pallister conducted little gov't business while away in Costa Rica: Winnipeg Free Press 

  7. Pallister off the grid during vacations: records show: Winnipeg Free Press 

  8. Phone records show no calls between Manitoba premier, senior staff during 19 days in Costa Rica: CBC


  1. Omnitrax says it can break contract with Ottawa after government intervention, flooding: CBC

  2. Ottawa will hold Omnitrax to contract: innovation minister: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Omnitrax refuses to provide grounds for breaking contract: Winnipeg Free Press 

  4. Omnitrax bound by law to fix rail lines to Churchill: experts: Winnipeg Free Press 

  5. Questions remain for people in northern Manitoba: Who will pay for repair of their lifeline from the south?: APTN News

  6. Omnitrax rejects feds' pressure to fix line: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Disabled Winnipeg man pleads for return of stolen specialized trikeCBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Mobility-challenged man getting new cycle thanks to lightning-quick radio fundraiser: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Tagalog speakers on the rise in Manitoba, across Prairies: census: CBC

  2. Manitobans increasingly living alone, immigrants taking up English: census:Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'My heart was pounding': Chilean reps get surprise welcome to Winnipeg withhonour song at airport: 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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