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Winnipeg Human Rights News: November 5th-11th, 2017

There are 9 people missing right now potentially in Winnipeg. Also in this week’s news, a homeless camp causes strife for nearby businesses, public-private is the name of the game for both the WRHA and cannabis legislation, Manitoba Senators win a fight about the Indian Act, a judge could set a precedent on child pornography case, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertUPDATE: Suzanna Cabral has been found. Norman Thompson

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg looks at free transit rides for veterans on Remembrance Day: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Winnipeg offers veterans, Armed Forces members free transit rides for Remembrance DayCBC

  3. 500 students lay poppies on military graves at Transcona Cemetery: CBC

  4. Shelters prepare warm welcome as Manitoba winter increases demandCBC

  5. Transient homeless camp brings drugs, petty crime to West Broadway businesses, owners say: CBC

  6. 'I'll never give up': Mother of man last seen 3 years ago marks anniversary with plea for information: CBC

  7. New details in search for missing Winnipeg manAPTN News

  8. Hundreds gather in Winnipeg to remember Canada's fallen soldiersWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Winnipeg homelessness conference was well worth investmentCBC

  10. Winnipeg hosts most Culture Days events in countryWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Vimy Ridge memorial unveiledWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Police collecting different kinds of tips for charity today: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Humane society appeals for help after facility floodedWinnipeg Free Press

  14. It starts with teaching people how to breatheWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Art of survivalWinnipeg Free Press

  16. Number of Canadian families who donate to charity fallingWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. LGBT seniors talk about isolation, safe housing concerns at Winnipeg summit:CBC


  1. Handi-Transit searches for more inclusive name with online poll: CBC

  2. Group slams transit name contestWinnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Somali family reaches milestone — welcomes 150th member to Canada: CBC

  2. Border officials on alert due to Trump, meeting told: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Made-in-Manitoba carbon tax falls short, says Arctic climate change expert: CBC


  1. Diabetics urge Manitoba government to extend coverage for insulin pumpsCBC

  2. Doctors, advocacy groups address proposed law protecting those who object to assisted dyingCBC

  3. Concerns raised over assisted dying bill: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Pallister defends health overhaul, claims NDP scared of change: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. WRHA launches public-private home-care programWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Monument to organ donors gets new home after outgrowing old one: CBC

  7. Tories lacked heart on organ billWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Klinic's move to Sherbrook Street facility finalized: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Manitobans' health just average: 2015 stats: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Invisible, odourless radon gas takes heavy human toll: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg mayor raises name of CFL Eskimos with Edmonton counterpartCBC

  2. If Mayor of Winnipeg has opinion of team name he should share it says Edmonton Eskimos: APTN News

  3. New app aims to help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: CBC

  4. Manitoba senators win fight over Indian ActWinnipeg Free Press

  5. After 141 years, Liberals pledge to erase sexism from Indian ActGlobe & Mail,APTN News

  6. Freedom Road on track for 2019 opening: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Dates set for $90-million settlement-approval hearing for flooded out First Nations: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. High court won't hear key Indigenous caseWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Ouellette backs NDP bill on Indigenous rightsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Hundreds from Manitoba Cree nation sign petition to remove chief: APTN News

  11. Unofficial numbers could hike MMIWG total: APTN News

  12. Inquiry faces criticism from families about care: APTN News

  13. Arlen Dumas: Putting the spotlight on the child welfare system and the path forward from a shuttered rail line: APTN News

Justice & Crime

  1. 'Institutional madness': Winnipeg woman's water turned off over unpaid bill at ex-husband's residence: CBC

  2. Police seek suspect in attack on Winnipeg Transit passengerCBC

  3. Passenger punched, teeth shattered after trying to defend another woman being harassed on bus: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Police investigating attempted kidnappingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Woman robbed, sexually assaulted in Fort Richmond: CBC

  6. Woman faces manslaughter charge after Point Douglas stabbing victim dies: CBC

  7. stabbed at University of Winnipeg during robbery: CBC

  8. University of Winnipeg upping security in wake of two stabbings on campus: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Machete-wielding thieves in balaclavas rob Winnipeg bingo hall: CBC

  10. Meth, revolver found during search at Hargrave residence, Winnipeg police say:CBC

  11. Inquest into death of alleged Manitoba biker gang member extended after 'very intense week'CBC

  12. Smartphone searches, seizures could be codified in new Winnipeg School Division policy: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Family still searching for answers three years after man's disappearance: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Ambrose wants Manitoba judges educated on sexual assaultWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Inquest called into Remand Centre deathWinnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Crown won't appeal Mark Grant acquittal in Candace Derksen slaying: CBC

  2. Long journey ends for parents of Winnipeg teen Candace Derksen killed in 1984:Globe & Mail

  3. Recipient of suspect package joked it could be a bomb, Amsel trial hears: CBC

  4. Friend suspected Amsel was behind 2013 bombing at ex-wife's home, court told: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Nicholas Bell-Wright shot Cooper Nemeth twice in head during drug dispute, court told: CBC

  6. Man admits to murdering teenWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Killer's previous crime should have set off alarm bells: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Crown gives closing arguments in Kelvin stabbing case: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Jury finds Kelvin High School stabber guilty of manslaughterWinnipeg Free Press

  10. 'Don't leave me; please comfort me': Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Manitoba judge could order restitution to victim of child pornography: CBC



  1. 'We don't trust them': Farmer one of many business owners wary of proposed tax changesCBC

  2. Ottawa should have independent review of taxes: Manitoba finance minister: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Province appears set to pass Uber bill without taxi industry amendments, spokesperson says: CBC

  2. What to expect in throne speech when legislature returns: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Premier ends session with a pat on his government's back but warns of 'potential coming storm'CBC

  4. Manitoba politicians pull all-nighter to pass bills before session ends: CBC

  5. 'Governments that worry too much about getting re-elected don't deserve to be': Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press

Cannabis Legalization

  1. Don't expect pot legalization to end the black market overnight: U.S. experts: CBC

  2. Cannabis plan reaction: Hopeful retailers prepare for business as city ponders regulations: CBC

  3. Private stores will sell pot in Manitoba while province will control distribution:CBC

  4. Haze around legalized pot sales becomes clearer today: CBC

  5. Pallister hints pot plan is 'best of both worlds': CBC

  6. Municipalities have power to prohibit pot: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Pot might make Pallister forget PST pledge, but won't pay for itWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Pallister unveils public-private plan for pot sales: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Pallister says Manitoba private sector has role to play in cannabis legalization: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Mayor's inner circle puts off Sterling Lyon Parkway voteCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. CAO withheld Sterling Lyon extension estimate because figure is 'completely not credible': Morantz: CBC

  3. White-collar union files respectful-workplace grievance over call to 'punish' Sterling Lyon Parkway plannerCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg may turn down volume on licensed patios late at night: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Restaurant owner says road work cost him thousands in lost revenue: CBC

  6. Morantz calls for reset on east-west corridorWinnipeg Free Press

  7. 'Fear of something new': Councillor, St. James residents meet to discuss proposed addiction centreCBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Northern Manitobans feel the bite as rail company cuts service, charges new fees:CBC

  2. No word from feds on help for north: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Feds keeping presence in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. As government ultimatum for railway nears, Churchill pays the price: Globe & Mail

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