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Winnipeg Human Rights News: May 28th-June 4th, 2017

Amidst the discussion about whether to allow cops to participate in the Pride Parade, someone was arrested in the lead-up to the first Trans March. Also in this week's headlines, more cuts occurred - to chiropractic coverage and a restorative justice program - and MMIWG families retied red ribbons to a bridge after they were removed by the province.

Missing Persons AlertUpdate: Kenyon Lavallee has been found safe.  Walter Wayne Steeves

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'Beyond frustrated': Manitoba Housing tenants cry out for better living conditions: CBC

  2. Reaping fear at Harvest: Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Meetings may decide fate of friendship centreWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Transit safety initiatives given the green light: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Local charities applaud feds for famine relief contributions: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. La fille de réfugié vit ses rêves: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. The Social Page: Young humanitariansWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Manitobans to receive peace awardsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Winnipeg professor recognized for work with refugee students: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Winnipeg dance instructor left in the lurch at OutGames: CBC

  2. Conservatives trying to 'kill the bill' that would make O Canada gender neutral, senator says: CBC

Pride Winnipeg

  1. Winnipeg's LGBT community gathers at Pride vigil to honour lives lost: CBC

  2. 1 arrested in lead-up to Trans March in Winnipeg: CBC

  3. Rainbow crosswalk unveiled at The Forks: CBC

  4. Police union upset by Pride Winnipeg's decision against officers in uniform: CBC

  5. No weapons, uniforms allowed for off-duty police taking part in Pride parade: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. 'We can't leave her body': Manitoba Ghanaians want to help after border crosser found dead: CBC

  2. Community fundraises to return woman's remains to Ghana: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Body of woman, 57, found near Manitoba border believed to be asylum seeker, U.S. police say: CBC, Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Ghanaian grandmother who died in ditch en route to Canada might have been able to enter legally: CBC

  5. Woman found dead near border was en route to Canada to see newborn granddaughter: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Border-town residents upset, but not surprised by asylum-seeker's death: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeggers better at recycling, conserving water, Peg report says: CBC

  2. Winnipeggers sending less waste to landfill: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Winnipeg cutting back on tree planting by 20 per centCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg plans to peer deep into its old garbage: CBC

  5. Award-winning proposals for cycling plan ignoredWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Ready, set, commuteWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Manitoba government cuts chiropractic coverage by $4.8M: CBC

  2. Doctors pen letter pleading for Misericordia urgent care centre to stay open: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Petition protesting closure of Concordia ER presented to health minister: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. ERs to be slashed within two years: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Nursing shortage could be on Manitoba's horizon, union warns: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Big price tag, or big waitlist: addicts face barriers no matter where they turn in Manitoba: CBC

  7. Sick, diabetic man says Greyhound bus driver left him stranded on highway: CBC, APTN News

  8. Health information of nearly 1,200 compromised after website hack at Prairie Mountain Health: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Jobs to be privatized, union charges: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Manitoba Health worker guilty of record searchWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Manitoba nurse fined $1,000 for privacy breachWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'An incredible scar.' This archivist won't let Canada forget: CBC

  2. Meet Manitoba’s new Treaty Commission and the challenges she faces: APTN News

  3. Winnipeg financial firm facing federal probe over ‘potential inappropriate payments’ to First Nation: APTN News

  4. 'It's a breach of treaty': Manitoba First Nations want promised land: CBC, APTN News

  5. Mothers, grandmothers protesting at Long Plain First Nation say child and family services ignoring them: APTN News


  1. MMIWG families retie red ribbons province removed from Selkirk bridge: CBC

  2. After Day 2, is the #MMIWG Inquiry unfolding as families expected?: APTN News

  3. First public hearings for MMIW Inquiry to begin in Whitehorse: CBC

  4. MMIW inquiry opens with story of Mary Johns, a mother and residential school survivor: APTN News

  5. As more families share, themes, patterns emerging in 1st MMIWG public hearings: CBC, APTN News

  6. Who’s in charge at the Inquiry? It sure isn’t the families says Joan Jack: APTN News

  7. Missing, murdered women inquiry urged to earn trust of family members: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Missing and murdered inquiry wraps emotional 1st hearings in Whitehorse: CBC

  9. Include Indigenous women living on the streets in MMIWG inquiry, says front-line worker: CBC

  10. National #MMIW Inquiry hearings in Whitehorse hear from families at first public hearing: APTN News


  1. Winnipeg police locate remains of homicide victim Christine Wood: CBC, APTN News, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Tribute to slain woman: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'This is Candace's legacy,' Wilma Derksen says as Candace House secures location: CBC

  4. Prearranged funeral money in limbo after funeral company goes out of business: CBC

  5. Police still building case against alleged killer of Tina Fontaine: CBC

  6. Man dies of suspected fentanyl overdose in South Osborne: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Green light for Uber is discrimination against East Indian cabbies, MLA charges: Winnipeg Free PressIn the Courts

  8. Family of teen stabbed to death near Kelvin High School suing school and the accused: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Province's top court dismisses case of molested residential school survivorWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Doctors disagree on accused killer's mental stateWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Sex offender pleads guilty to voyeurism, luringWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Man admits to directing abuse of boy over InternetWinnipeg Free Press



  1. Party loyalty shouldn't stifle constructive debate in Manitoba Legislature: CBC

  2. Manitoba government pushing wage freeze bill through legislature as battle looms: CBC

  3. Labour federation to challenge Tories' wage-control bill in coming weeks: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Pallister government to eliminate 'ground-breaking' restorative justice program: CBC

  5. Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to introduce bill to chop seats in legislature: CBC

  6. Street cred: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Balanced budget plans in jeopardy: academic: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Looks like Pallister could use a vacationWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Mayors press Trudeau Liberals for help to handle legalized marijuana: CBC

  2. Pallister says Ottawa is failing to act on migrant fileWinnipeg Free Press

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