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Winnipeg Human Rights News: March 26th-April 1st

In this week’s headlines, there are 4 missing persons alerts, 3 product recalls, 2 Senators respond to Senator Beyak’s comments on residential schools, and 1 NBA team hangs out with a Northern Manitoba community team.

Missing Persons AlertBianca Beauregard

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Greendell Park Community Centre gets upgrades: CBC

  2. Inspiring others after so much pain: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. A true helper, from head to toe: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Disability, teen angst take centre stage in Royal MTC play 'Kill Me Now': CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's Kill Me Now a messy, heartbreaking and funny look at disability: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Emerson reeve says military at border would be overkill: CBC

  2. Changes to provincial nominee program draw protest at Manitoba legislature: CBC

  3. Pallister eyes scaling back refugee support as tiff with Ottawa festers: CBC

  4. 'Dramatic' cut to refugee funding: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Asylum seekers an opportunity for Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Tories talk tough on refugees: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. PM Justin Trudeau answers questions regarding asylum seekers: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Hog industry likes changes to manure rules that critics say smell bad: CBC

  2. Province amending big pile of manure regulations: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Water, water everywhere': Neighbours call on city to fix culvert overflow in St. Boniface: CBC

  4. Red River Floodway and Portage Diversion activated, cutting flood risk in Winnipeg: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. St. Boniface residents say metal shredder is polluting air, harming health: CBC

  6. Animal cruelty laws rarely result in jail time: lawyer: CBC

  7. Manitoba will join with Nunavut to monitor essential caribou herd: CBC

  8. City 'very well prepared' to handle flood risksWinnipeg Free Press

  9. National organization slams Manitoba environment surveyWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of children in care': Indigenous Affairs minister: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC

  2. Welfare agency misused money for indigenous kids' care, audit revealed: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'I was completely scared': First Nation elder's van falls through ice on Shoal Lake: CBC

  4. Winnipeg artist sews TRC's calls to action into Canadian flags: CBC

  5. Shooting hoops with the Raptors: Northern Manitoba community team in T.O. for tourney: CBC

  6. Manitoba families meet with missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry staff: CBC

  7. Lynn Beyak tells residential school survivors she wants audit of all First Nations spending: CBC

  8. Sagkeeng's missing and murdered Indigenous women honoured with ceremony: CBC

  9. Indigenous students claim sexual abuse at Catholic day school in Manitoba: CBC

  10. Ottawa gives Manitoba chiefs money to study reforming child welfare system: APTN News

  11. AFN holding outreach sessions for families of MMIWG in Manitoba: APTN News

  12. Interview with St. Anne’s Indian Residential School Claimant K-10106: Betrayal, again: APTN News

  13. A Roof Overhead: Teenagers struggle through school, growing up, boredom and no place to sleep in Garden Hill: APTN News

  14. First Nation sues Ottawa, province over outstanding land claim: APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Crisis team to the rescue: Winnipeg Free Press

Senator Beyak's Comments Continue to Cause Controversy

  1. Conservative senators come to Lynn Beyak's defence while others say 'shame': CBC

  2. Indigenous leaders call for Senator Lynn Beyak's resignation: CBC

  3. Senator Murray Sinclair responds to Lynn Beyak's defence of residential schools: CBC

  4. Senator McPhedran responds to Senator Beyak's comments: CBC

  5. Senator Lynn Beyak says she has 'suffered' with residential school survivors: CBC


  1. Not a drill: RCMP say thieves armed with auger stole $20K worth of canola from Manitoba silo: CBC

  2. Winnipeg's bomb disposal unit blows up suspicious package: CBC

  3. Canada's slacker pot legalization could create interprovincial haze: CBC

  4. Premier has alternatives to high-handed approach that could bring court case: CBC

  5. Research volunteer sues University of Manitoba for ear damage: CBC

  6. Man accused in Cooper Nemeth murder to go straight to trial: CBC

  7. RCMP officer facing assault charges: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Accused killer angry, jealous after moving from Africa: sponsor: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Camera in bathroom key to case against foster dad: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Accused in child porn case back in jail after video surfaces: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Authorities seek information on sex offender's whereabouts: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Maimed animal carcasses under investigation: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Mental health to be focus of murder trial: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Justin Trudeau called 'scumbag' while touting federal child-care plan in Winnipeg:CBC

  2. Trudeau to discuss child care in Winnipeg visit: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Winnipeg parents irate after new school bus policy leaves them stranded: CBC

  4. Leaks happen, so province needs to find a way to disclose kids' deaths in care, say privacy experts: CBC

  5. Manitoba government under fire for keeping millions meant for kids in care: CBC

  6. Provinces poised to sign historic Canadian Free Trade Agreement in April: CBC

  7. Lawyer, 87, retires rather than submit to professional development rules: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Wait for care too long for kids, families: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Take the field, Mr. Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Public servants always get stuck with the cheque: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Pallister hails new deal for Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Province wants public input on privacy lawsWinnipeg Free Press

  13. 14 children died slipping through CFS cracks: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's How to Disappear Completely illuminates, stimulates: CBC

  2. Winnipeg woman vying for Miss Indian World title: CBC


  1. Not looking good: Manitobans face longest wait in Canada for cataract surgery: CBC

  2. E. coli risk prompts recall of Robin Hood all-purpose flour: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. PureCare skin care cream sold for children contains prescription steroid, Health Canada warns: CBC

  4. Canada joins recall of EpiPens: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Factory of the Future funding for Winnipeg not at risk, says Trudeau: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Fewer abortions in province: data: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. HSC provides first abortion via pillWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Province trims ambulance feesWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Wait time report shows Manitobans better off breaking a hip than wearing it out: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Former Saskatchewan MLA heads Manitoba health-care wait-times task force: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Accused is schizophrenic, doctor tells jury: Winnipeg Free Press

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