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Winnipeg Human Rights News: November 12th-18th, 2017

There are 10 people missing right now potentially in Winnipeg & turtle meets reindeer in this year’s Santa Claus Parade, a receptionist alleges sexual harassment by a doctor, a white nationalist is shut down in Winnipeg, and much more in this weeks’ news.

Missing Persons AlertKyle Fortier

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Serving downtownWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Local public forum to discuss Quebec face-covering billWinnipeg Free Press

  3. U of M students think about 'huge problems in the world' for Game Changer competition: CBC

  4. House of Peace fundraising dinner expected to serve 1,000: CBC

  5. Railway crossing where Ste. Anne girl died needs to be safer for cyclists: report:CBC

  6. Mother-daughter duo fundraising to build prairie retreat for newcomers in Manitoba: CBC

  7. Finding the right noteWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Event focuses on violence against womenWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Winnipeg's Kurdish community raising money after earthquake: CBC

  10. 'Survival economy': Winnipeg's homeless struggling amid opioid crisis, lack of housing, say advocates: CBC

  11. Handmade winter clothes donated to Winnipeg kids in need: CBC

  12. Now it's OK? How parents can explain and educate kids on legal potCBC

  13. Single mom recovering from cancer to take in Jets game thanks to kind stranger:CBC

  14. Turtle joins reindeer: Turtle Island creation story to be featured in Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade: CBC

  15. Winnipeg teen's comic about Viola Desmond wins Governor General's award:CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'It's scary out there': Brandon women's centre sees spike in domestic violence reportsCBC

  2. Reporters tipped off collegeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Jazz prof Steve Kirby fired from Berklee College after U of M students share harassment complaints: CBC

  4. Jazz pianist says Kirby's bullying drove her from WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Hamiota teacher faces sexual exploitation of a young person after police investigate text messages: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Former receptionist alleges sexual harassment by Winnipeg doctor charged with sexual assault: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. The tipping point -- 'until it's not': Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Couple struggles with city to make home more accessible: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Vulnerable newcomers targeted by street gangsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Group offers assistance to federal government in resettling Yazidi: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Agency matches skilled worker with jobWinnipeg Free Press

  4. White nationalist planning event in city: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Far-right activist makes promise to deliver his message: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. No hotel room for far-right gathering: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Hunting the huntersWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  2. MP to protect local shores: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Climate revenues could transform transportation: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Less expensive flood mitigation expected for Morris highwayWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Wyatt wants Winnipeg to generate and sell solar powerCBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Organ donation a life-and-death matter: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'Mistakes made,' patient says: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Wait-list for kids' dental surgery strikes nerve: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Deer Lodge Centre adds new beds for seniors with behavioural issues: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Chronic disease research space opens at Seven Oaks General Hospital: CBC

  6. Task force recommends closure of 4 western Manitoba emergency roomsCBC

  7. Theresa Oswald announced as Doctors Manitoba CEO: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Winnipeg teen who spoke out about depression, suicide says it helped her and others: CBC

  9. Parents take emergency EpiPen cabinet idea to Winnipeg school board: CBC

  10. Winnipeg school board will explore EpiPen cabinets for kids with allergies: CBC


  1. 350-year-old woman helping to preserve Rocky Cree languageCBC

  2. Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women: NYTimes

  3. 'Disgusting': Son of murdered Mountie angered by new film about his father, RCMP Const. Dennis Strongquill: CBC

  4. 132 years after his execution, many Métis reject exonerating Louis RielCBC

  5. Northern fires a political hot potato: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Sick internal culture' says fired staffer of MMIWG inquiry: CBCAPTN News

  7. Families testifying at MMIWG inquiry say aftercare support is lackingCBC

  8. MMIWG inquiry lacked family aftercare plan, HR staff, says fired health manager:CBC

  9. 2 Yukon staff members resign from MMIWG inquiryAPTN News

  10. Execution anniversary of Louis Riel inspires exhibit of rare, curious items: CBC

  11. Nation To Nation: Metis leader expresses skepticism on Riel anniversaryAPTN News

  12. Multiple surgeries, infection and a rare disorder: First Nations woman questions her care in ManitobaCBC, APTN News

Justice & Crime

  1. Police searching for burgundy pickup in missing woman's case: Winnipeg Free PressCBCAPTN News

  2. Legalizing pot won't curb illegal drug trade, Winnipeg police inspector says: CBC

  3. Prison Riot JudgmentWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Girl, 17, runs away after being offered ride in 'suspicious' incident, Winnipeg police say: CBC

  2. Police investigating two Sunday night stabbingsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Man, 29, arrested after Winnipeg taxi robbed at gunpoint: CBC

  4. Police investigating after man stabbed in Valley Gardens neighbourhood: CBC

  5. University of Winnipeg ups security after campus stabbingsCBC

  6. Bookkeeper sentenced to 15 months for stealing $292,000 from community clubWinnipeg Free Press

  7. U.S. supplier accused of sending bogus invoices to Manitoba firmsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Man shot on Higgins in stable conditionWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Man charged in crash that killed 68-year-old pedestrian: CBC

  10. Man dies after being hit by Winnipeg Transit bus in downtown: CBC

  11. Pedestrian 'bounced about 10 feet' in fatal Winnipeg Transit crash, witness says:CBC

  12. Police seek witnesses after fatal bus collisionWinnipeg Free Press

  13. 'Tis the season for a spike in thefts from vehicles, Winnipeg police warn: CBC

  14. Teacher arrested in texting caseWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Manhunt ends in fatal shootingWinnipeg Free Press

  16. 'It's hell,' says mom of man shot dead after RCMP manhunt in Manitoba: CBC

  17. '100 kilometres away from their backup': RCMP association wants changes after prisoner overpowers lone officerWinnipeg Free Press

  18. 'Justice shouldn't be decided based on where you live': Report finds unequal access to legal servicesCBC

  19. Charges to be reversed after Winnipeg family's water shut off due to ex's unpaid billCBC

In the Courts

  1. Treasurer gets jail time for stealing nearly $300K from community clubCBC

  2. Trial hits snag as accused refuses to waive lawyer-client privilegeWinnipeg Free Press 

  3. Ex-lawyers' testimony sought in bombing trial: Winnipeg Free Press 

  4. Man pleads not guilty in shootingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg man sentenced to 21 years for sexually exploiting underage girlsWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Settlement reached in 'sexually toxic workplace' lawsuits against dealership:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Controller who cheated hotel out of $134K spared jail: CBC

  8. Jury acquits man in drug-trade killingCBC

  9. Witness to random shooting was Facebook friends with alleged gunman, court hears: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. Many unanswered questions at city hall: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. St. Charles councillor remains opposed to addictions treatment centreCBC

  3. 'No backroom deal' behind addictions facility: Oake: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. End closed-door meetings: Wyatt: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Winnipeg mayor warns of fare hikes, cuts to 59 transit routes and 120 layoffs:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Police board still trying to find its placeWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Sewer tab to drain savings: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Federal government set to sue Omnitrax over broken rail line to Churchill: CBC

  2. Churchill rail line appears to be neither 'critical' nor 'strategic' to governments:CBC

  3. Churchill residents hope community Christmas feast provides bright spot during tough times: CBC

  4. Omnitrax threatens NAFTA challenge as Ottawa files lawsuit: CBC

  5. Omnitrax, Ottawa trade multimillion-dollar legal punches over unrepaired Churchill rail line, port failure: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Largest challenge we ever faced': Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Feds drop hint of a forthcoming takeover of Hudson Bay Railway, port: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Town's potential ignored: construction head: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Food on way to Churchill in name of five-year-old girl: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Toronto investment firm gets on board with Churchill port, northern rail purchase: CBC

  11. New hope stirs in northern Manitoba after Fairfax joins groups to buy Churchill railway: CBC

  12. OmniTRAX fights lawsuit with claim under NAFTA: APTN News

  13. Ottawa suing OmniTRAX over Churchill rail: APTN News


  1. French-language educators worried about losing voiceWinnipeg Free Press

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