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Winnipeg Human Rights News: May 21st-27th, 2017

This week's headlines include cuts to a women's centre and a senior's crime prevention program, a soup kitchen receives unexpected donations of over $50 thousand, and Pride Winnipeg kicks off - with a two-spirit powwow for the first time!

Missing Persons AlertWalter Wayne Steeves

Poverty & Community Outreach

Events and Initiatives

  1. Silver Alert system a step closer to helping find missing Manitoba seniors: CBC

  2. Bedtime stories with Dad made possible through inmate literacy program: CBC

  3. Steinbach man driving hearse to raise awareness about texting and driving: CBC

  4. 'This changes everything': True North beefs up MTS Centre security after Manchester attack: CBC

  5. New made-in-Manitoba play breaks through silence on mental health: CBC

  6. 'We feel very supported by this city': Soup kitchen reopens early after $50K floodCBC

  7. Fast and Furious Feast to take over Winnipeg's Exchange District: CBC

  8. Revved-up to Ride for Dad in fight against prostate cancer: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Meaning amid the misery: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Local basketball community rallies for Wesmen player injured in attack: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Refugee gives back with Harvest's help: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Students fill IGF to celebrate Canada 150Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Plenty of goodwill in book sale supporting prison librariesWinnipeg Free Press

  14. 5K to support refugees: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. Youth stack the building blocksWinnipeg Free Press

  16. Bomber signs up to be a Big BrotherWinnipeg Free Press

  17. Healthy bodies, healthy mindsWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

Funding Cut at North Point Douglas Women's Centre

  1. Funding dispute prompts rally at North Point Douglas Women's Centre: CBC

  2. Funding cut to women’s centre 'is not OK', supporters say: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. NDP, Tories butt heads over women's centre funding: Winnipeg Free Press

Pride Winnipeg

  1. Pride Winnipeg needs volunteers days before festival start: CBC

  2. Police welcome in Pride Winnipeg parade, asked not to wear uniforms: CBC

  3. Pride Winnipeg Festival kicks off with 1st two-spirit powwow: CBC

  4. Rainbow Flag Raised over APTN Headquarters in Winnipeg: APTN News

Refugees & Race

  1. 'No one chooses to be a refugee': Manitoba refugees share stories, tackle misconceptions: CBC

  2. Post-war convention on refugees buckling under current crises, says Lloyd Axworthy: CBC

  3. Axworthy tells luncheon global group eyeing province's refugee situationWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Speech therapist helps newcomers mask accentsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Feeling lucky? Clover lawns offer eco-friendly, practical substitute to grass, group says: CBC

  2. Dissecting insecticide: What you need to know about Winnipeg's new mosquito killer: CBC

  3. From the Netherlands to Winnipeg, project promotes cycling culture: CBC

  4. Battling Mother Nature, again: Manitoba town of Churchill tackles high water levels, flooding: CBC

  5. Hydro rate hikes should come with plan to help low-income customers, Green Action Centre says: CBC

  6. Hog facility could impact waters, critics suggest: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Garbage fight intensifiesWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Survival of the pollinatorsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Brian Pallister defiant as impasse on federal health deal continues: CBC

  2. Palliative Manitoba provides more than end-of-life care: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Cities need national battle plan in opioid war, desperate mayors say: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Katherena Vermette wins $40K First Novel Award for The Break:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Loretta Ross named new Manitoba treaty commissioner: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Highlights of the weekend’s Manito Ahbee festival in Winnipeg: APTN News

  4. Former classmates of city residential school to hold reunionWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Indigenous support workers to get suicide-prevention trainingWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Canadian actor Adam Beach walks a fine line as an ambassador for Canada 150:APTN News

  2. Grand chief's 120-km walk to counter Canada 150 festivities, honour resilience:CBC

  3. 150 artists receive up to $10K to continue their work: APTN News

Red Sucker Lake FN Fire

  1. Forest fire prompts evacuations in Red Sucker Lake First Nation: CBC

  2. Forest fire near Manitoba First Nation quadruples in size: CBC

  3. Red Sucker Lake fire evacuees headed to WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba makes Oct. 4 official day to honour MMIWG: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Frustrated families vow to 'blockade' missing and murdered inquiry hearings: CBC

  3. Families of missing, murdered women urge critics to get behind national inquiry:CBC

  4. A painful whisper for the sisters who can't speakWinnipeg Free Press

One FN in Manitoba Is an “Underserviced” Site

  1. 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit: CBC


Central Park Homicide

  1. Victim in Central Park-area homicide a mentor, role model to newcomer youth, friend says: CBC

  2. Man, 22, dead after stabbing in Central Park area of Winnipeg: CBC

Other News

  1. Winnipeg police on the hunt for driver in fatal hit and run: CBC

  2. Winnipeg Transit wants to test bus-driver safety initiatives: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Rising Winnipeg basketball star accused in 'horrific' attempted murder:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. 3 Winnipeg police officers self-administer naloxone after possible fentanyl exposure: CBC

  5. Victim of 'very serious' West End assault is U of W student: CBC

  6. Manitoba man charged after Amber Alert ends with girl, 2, found safe: CBC

  7. Crown wants adult sentences for teens accused in Serena McKay slaying: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. 'It's just not fair,' says North End resident on hook for stolen garbage carts: CBC

  2. 911 operator who told Winnipeg mail carrier to give CPR followed rules, city says:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. City hall poised to take first step toward extinguishing patio smoking: CBC

  4. Omnibus budget bill gives province room to wriggle out of transit, infrastructure deals with Winnipeg: CBC

  5. Councillor, chief take shots at each other over police station plan: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. City council divided on issue of access to administration: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Union representing city workers will vote on settlementWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Pain for Winnipeg': Mayor says provincial funding changes will lead to cuts:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Pull plug on big Hydro rate hikes, heavy power users urge PUB: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba seniors crime prevention program ending after $150K funding cut: CBC

  4. Wab Kinew promises NDP caucus will be half women, trans people:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Freedom of information review gives PCs opportunity to close legislative loopholes: CBC

  6. Average weekly wages increasing in province: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Tories' food bank math doesn't add up, poverty activists say: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Province backs out of transit funding commitment for cities: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Premiers heading to D.C. to counter anti-trade talk: Winnipeg Free Press

Steven Fletcher 

  1. Tory MLA Steven Fletcher stonewalls his party's Efficiency Manitoba bill: CBC

  2. Efficiency Manitoba doesn't seem efficient to PC MLA: CBC

  3. Unorthodox Fletcher good for politicsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Pallister dodges questions on discipline for Fletcher's filibustering: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. MLA's filibuster gets filibusteredWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Tax worker fired after biggest privacy breach at Revenue Canada: CBC

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