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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 9th-15th, 2017

This week’s headlines respond to Pallister’s latest stream of cuts, which will impact therapists – and those who use their services – as well as newborn moms! Also in this week’s headlines are a new type of yoga, a new neighbourhood patrol, Steinbach’s second Pride march, and more!

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg boy dragged by truck as bike was stolen, says mom: CBC

  2. New wheels for Winnipeg boy dragged by truck as bike stolen: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. New yoga class for people with Parkinson's disease aims to fight symptoms, provide peace: CBC

  4. Winnipeg mom hopes tiny house could give son new lease on life: CBC

  5. Fundraising goal a big fish to catch: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Traffic jamWinnipeg Free Press

Community Safety Groups

  1. 'Eyes on the street': New neighbourhood patrol heads out in Wolseley: CBC

  2. Bear Clan helps police promote safety campaign after spike in North End property crime: CBC

  3. Winnipeg safe-ride group heads out-of-town for family beach day: CBC


  1. Activist known for hounding one Filmon, honoured by another: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Dozen distinguished Manitobans receiving province's highest honour: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Mayor lauds grads for contributions to city: Winnipeg Free Press

Other Missing Persons Developments

  1. 'It's hard not knowing': Winnipeg mom offers reward for location of missing son:CBC

  2. 'Far from a cold case': Police make 'critical progress' in Thelma Krull disappearance: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

Jimmy Carter Helps Habitat for Humanity!

  1. Anticipation buildsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. President Jimmy Carter arrives and speaks before helping to build a house: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Habitat For Humanity Manitoba starts build for twenty homes: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Crews hammer away as Habitat for Humanity 'blitz build' gets underway in Winnipeg: CBC

  5. Home ownership within their grasp: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Jimmy Carter house' source of pride for Winnipeg woman decades after Habitat build: CBC

  7. Jimmy Carter gets medical attention after collapsing from dehydration in Winnipeg:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. VIDEO: Jimmy Carter taken to hospital while working on Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity build: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Jimmy Carter resting after being released from night in Winnipeg hospital: CBC

  10. Jimmy Carter returns to work site after leaving hospital: Winnipeg Free Press,Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Construction continues full bore at Habitat build: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. One-on-one interview with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Pride march returns to Manitoba's Bible Belt Saturday for round 2: CBC

  2. 'Absolutely amazing': Hundreds flock to Manitoba's Bible Belt for Steinbach's 2nd Pride march: CBC

  3. Pride and prejudice: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Activists call on Manitoba for gender-neutral identificationWinnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. 'It was the happiest moment': Asylum seekers who took risky Central American corridor cross into Canada: CBC

  2. Ghanaian grandmother buried near where she died at Canada-U.S. border: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Newcomers enjoy outdoors, harvest produce: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Coalition pressures Manitoba government to say no to carbon taxes: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Coalition's anti-carbon tax campaign 'misguided': premier: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba firefighters head to British Columbia to battle wildfires" CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Floating lanterns at Lights Fest near Winnipeg spark fire-hazard concerns: CBC

  5. Protesters surround machinery to protect Winnipeg's Parker Lands: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Community conservationists "devastated" as developer removes trees from wetlandsWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Wilderness advocate geared up to keep all-terrain vehicles out of parks: CBC

  8. No time to waste for families: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Damage controlWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Plan to bury Whiteshell nuclear reactor faces questions: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Health care's sacred cows targeted: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. WRHA withholds info on assisted dying: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. What you need to know about the closure of Winnipeg QuickCare clinics: CBC

  4. 4 of 5 Winnipeg QuickCare clinics closing, Access centres expanding in January:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Hospital cuts called 'attacks' on new moms: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Coming cuts to health services for newborns, moms 'staggering,' nurses union says: CBC

  7. 1 in 3 Manitoba seniors in care could stay at home with right supports, study suggests: CBC

  8. Enhanced home care could better match seniors' needs, report says: CBC

Therapist Cuts

  1. WRHA's move to put physiotherapy in private clinics alarms national group: CBC

  2. WRHA to monitor effect of physiotherapy cutsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Dozens and dozens' of therapists expected to lose jobs with WRHA cuts: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Some Manitobans will pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy starting this fall: CBC

  5. 'You're picking on the sick people': patient, therapist question occupational therapy cut: CBC

  6. 'There are other options': Pallister says private sector better bet for physiotherapy, occupational therapy: CBC

  7. Joint replacements may be jeopardized if therapists are cut say health professionals: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'X' marks the spot: Downtown Brandon art installation will highlight Manitoba treaty boundaries: CBC

  2. Auction ends with no one bidding for Neechi Commons: CBC

  3. Peguis First Nation eyes Neechi Commons retail complex: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Drag the Red searchers start 3rd season while boats remain landlocked: CBC

  5. Community gardens help Waywayseecappo First Nation residents access fresh, healthy foods: CBC

  6. 'This is just the right time': The Forks plans Indigenous makeover at South Point:CBC

  7. For northern Manitoba athletes, getting to Indigenous Games a community effort:CBC

  8. Canada releases 10 “principles” on government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples: APTN News

MMIWG Inquiry

  1. PM sidesteps calls to reboot inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls: CBC

  2. Manitoba families want national MMIWG inquiry commissioners replaced, regional inquiry created: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women split over how inquiry should proceed: CBC

  4. 'There's a lot of disrespect': Families want all MMIWG inquiry commissioners to resign: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 'What is going on?': Family members want to know what's happening to MMIWG inquiry: CBC

  6. Missing and murdered inquiry to forge ahead despite resignation of key commissioner: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Marilyn Poitras on why she resigned as MMIWG commissioner and her hopes for change: CBC

  8. Minister of Indigenous Affairs says work of inquiry will continue despite commissioner’s resignation: APTN News

  9. Commissioner of #MMIW Inquiry says there is “no possibility” that she will resign: APTN News

  10. Is the MMIWG Inquiry doomed?: CBC

  11. Why we're calling for an overhaul of the MMIWG inquiry: coalition of families:CBC

  12. Lobby group will call today for dismantling of MMIWG inquiryWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Discord inside MMIWG both predictable and fixable, inquiry veteran Sinclair says: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Police searching for suspect: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'The plates on our car were not ours': Wolseley family warns others after licenceplates stolen: CBC

  3. Khadr payout a matter of rights: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Airport labour agreement delayed: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. A growing issueWinnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Who is Andrea Giesbrecht? Competing pictures emerge of woman who hid infant remains: CBC

  2. Lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht fights to see concealed infant remains case tossed: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Andrea Giesbrecht gets 8½ years for concealing remains of 6 infants:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Battle over Star Trek fan's banned ASIMIL8 licence plate heads to court: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Regina man sues Manitoba government over alleged in-custody beating: CBC

  6. 'I expect there will be more claims': more lawsuits could follow after worker sues Winnipeg health authority: CBC

  7. Inquest into Stony Mountain inmate's murder now seeking participants: CBC

  8. Crown wants sex offender locked up for life; relieved victim feels 'like a strong woman': 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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