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Winnipeg Human Rights News: June 11th-18th, 2017

In this week's headlines, two instances of bathroom creeping has women on alert, climate change research is postponed due to climate change, the famous frostbitten refugee is granted protection, and more!

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Family asks for public's help to find missing man: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Donations double at Welcome Place: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Supporters turn out in force to Walk for Alzheimer's because 'memories matter': Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg School Division launches study to boost attendance: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Paying it forward -- one camp kid to another: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. A family affair: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Bathroom camera creeper targets Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine at The Forks: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Washroom peeper reported at U of W: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Immigration and Refugee Board can't keep up with asylum claims: CBC

  2. Long wait soon over for Ghanaian refugee claimant: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Refugee who lost fingers to frostbite wins bid to stay in Canada: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. 'This is my new home': Asylum seeker who lost fingers to frostbite granted protectionWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Declining number of asylum seekers surprises reeve of Manitoba border town: CBC

  6. City hopes forum will raise awareness of refugee housing issuesWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Waits for asylum claims could stretch to 11 years, with costs in billions: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Dire refugee-claims prediction overblown: immigration lawyer: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Province creates new parks on Lake Winnipegosis, but leaves out island with mining potential: CBC

  2. U of W Foundation announces policy to guide endowments: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 3 lessons from Edmonton: What Winnipeg has to learn from another Prairie city on cycling: CBC

  4. Green machine: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. City asks for input on proposed bike lanesWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Activists call Pallister's farm building code changes inhumane in wake of massive hog barn fire: Winnipeg Free Press

Climate Change

  1. What counting butterflies can tell us about climate change: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change: CBC

  3. U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Final 2 provinces have until December to sign on for $2B low carbon fund: CBC

  5. MPI points to climate change for $85M lossWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Province doesn't blink in face of federal funding threatWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Catholic Health Corp. stacks St. Boniface Hospital board to stop assisted dying: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Assisted death 'meaningful,' widow says: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. A fall from Grace: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Canadian Blood Services pleading for donors as blood shortage reaches 'critical' level: CBC

  5. 'I can't be losing another child': Mom who lost 2 kids to drugs wants longer-term services for addicts: CBC

  6. Inquest urges better monitoring of mental health patientsWinnipeg Free Press

  7. First Winnipeg ER shutdown to come this October: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. 'This isn't living, this is existing,' says Winnipeg man who hasn't been out of bed in 4 months: CBC

  9. Conference aims to cure doctors' reliance on opioidsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Blood bank has 'critical' need for donationsWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Winnipeg will study patio-smoking ban, with an eye to butting out in public in 2018: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Diners chew on proposal to butt outWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba premier kicks off 3-day cycling 'journey of reconciliation': CBC

  2. Gestures, truth and action as reconciliation: A response to Premier Pallister's bike ride: CBC

  3. Pallister pedalling, but indigenous leaders say he's not getting anywhere: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba First Nation flood evacuees net $90M-settlement: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 4th staffer leaves MMIWG inquiry commission amid calls for reform: CBC

  6. Tanya Kappo resigns from MMIWG national inquiry staff: CBC

  7. Lifelike portraits tell northern Indigenous stories of 'incredible resilience': CBC

  8. Winnipeg police chief honoured by invitation to Christine Wood's funeral: CBC

  9. 'She was such a loved girl': Christine Wood laid to rest in Oxford House, Man.: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Manitoba First Nation has $865K in unsupported, ineligible spending: APTN News

  11. Remote First Nation in northern Manitoba fear the only bridge into community may be destroyed: APTN News

  12. Drag the Red searchers get grim lesson on finding, identifying bones: CBC

  13. Fear of losing culture rises among Indigenous people in Manitoba: CBC

  14. New Lake St. Martin reserve takes shape six years after residents flee flood: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Why David Alexander Robertson wrote a children's book about residential schools: CBC


  1. Family of man shot by Winnipeg police speaking out: APTN News

In the Courts

  1. Men accused in Jeanenne Fontaine's death facing murder charges in Saskatchewan: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 10-year sentence for Winnipeg taekwondo instructor charged with sex assault: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Educational assistant found guilty of sexual exploitation of teen at Winnipeg high school: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Pickpocket hugger charged after elderly people targeted in Winnipeg, police say: CBC

  5. Ex-care worker not guilty of 'fantastic' sex allegations: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. More time for amber light fightWinnipeg Free Press



  1. Does democracy work? We won't know until we see a true democracy, Winnipeg student argues: CBC


  1. 'It's really hard for us to swallow': Manitoba prisoner advocates get 20% funding cut: CBC


  1. Churchill mayor calls for immediate action to repair railway: CBC, APTN News

  2. 'A real disgrace': NDP, businesses call for federal help in Churchill: CBC

  3. 'You could feel the frustration': Churchill, Man., residents gather to learn what's next: CBC

  4. Province not ready to send workers north to help with Churchill train woes: CBC

  5. Churchill residents face rising cost of food after rail line suspended: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press 

  6. Suspension of Churchill's only rail line forcing business owners to lay off workers: CBC

  7. Province must act as Churchill chugs toward crisis: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Liberals eye using Churchill's closed port to ship fuelWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Churchill facility takes hitWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Province looking at options to get essential goods to Churchill: Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Short construction season: Omnitrax says rail to Churchill out until springWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Stricken Churchill looks north for shipments by seaWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Concerns about fuel, food prices linger in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Wyatt fears Winnipeg may provoke CUPE 500 strike to save money: CBC

  2. Tension at the table: 4,600 city workers were minutes away from strike Tuesday: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. City, CUPE 500 reach tentative dealWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Pallister puts unions, taxpayers at odds: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Councillors to be briefed on strike contingencyWinnipeg Free Press

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