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Winnipeg Human Rights News: October 15th-21st, 2017

We have all of the coverage on the MMIWG Inquiry hearings in Winnipeg. Also in this week’s news, an “ashamed” U of M student returns his degree, Manitobans hate Pallister’s health tax, a former cop is sentenced for recording nude images of his children, and more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Man who nearly died in crash giving $25K for MADD bursariesCBC 

  2. Dayna Danger has a powerful message for gender non-conforming folks: 'This work is for you': CBC

  3. In court and on the mat: 2 Future 40 nominees shaping Manitoba through yoga, legal supportCBC

  4. Village in decline: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Hospital volunteers find joy in helping kidsWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Meet the bike designer who changes livesCBC

  7. Singer shined light on nation's social issuesWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Tangled rootsWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Life after gangs: Newly published book documents the struggle of leaving a violent lifestyle behind: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Hunter & Gunn barbershop marks five years of trimming locks and giving backWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Building Belonging provides fun, safe haven for kidsWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Taking back the night in Winnipeg: APTN News

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'Ashamed to be your alumnus': Former U of M student returns degree after Steve Kirby allegationsCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Another hashtag, another disturbing silenceWinnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Red River College's refugee students learning reading, writing and roofingWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Syrian refugee resettlement experience the focus of public forum: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. B'nai Brith, boycott-Israel group target Waters concert: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Soil testing in St. Boniface reveals 'no reason for concern,' province says:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Carbon-reduction plan nears: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Multiple wildfires across province under control: CBC

  4. 'Nobody shows up': Winnipeg seniors waited 3 weeks for garbage pickup: CBC

  5. Green herrings: Winnipeg 'clean energy' conference focused on unrealistic solutions: CBC


  1. Bumped from surgery 9 times, Winnipeg senior says she's stuck in medical limboat HSC: CBC

  2. 50 new nurse positions to be added at St. Boniface Hospital in scheduling overhaul: CBC

  3. Misericordia's closure left huge hole in care, area residents say: CBC

  4. Job deletions, scheduling changes will affect 1,000 nurses at St. Boniface: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. WRHA decides on criteria for in-clinic physio, occupational therapy: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. No-sedation cataract surgery addresses long wait list, anesthesiologist shortageWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Manitobans against new tax: poll: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  8. Pallister reneged on no-tax pledge: poll: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Patients billed for medical abortionsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Full reimbursement promised to HSC patients who paid for abortion pills: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Sister of man choked on city bus says more mental health services needed: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Requests for assisted death increase, health-care team grows to meet need: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Number of medically assisted deaths on the rise in Manitoba: CBC

  14. Who is David Peachey? Meet the doctor-turned-consultant behind Manitoba's health-care overhaulCBC


  1. Ojibwe artist works with strangers to create mural at University of Winnipeg: CBC

  2. 'We are tired of waiting ': Wasagamack takes airstrip into its own hands after summer wildfire evacuation: CBC

  3. Elementary students explore residential school history at Canadian Museum for Human Rights: CBC

  4. 'It tears at the heart': Manitoba Icelandic museum honours Indigenous hero John Ramsay: CBC

  5. Residential school survivors can proactively preserve documents: Bennett: CBC

  6. Manitoba, Canada agree to pay $90 million to 4 First Nations for 2011 flood:APTN News

MMIWG Inquiry Hearing in Winnipeg

  1. MMIW inquiry begins week of hearings in city with daybreak ceremonies: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. MMIWG inquiry hearings in Winnipeg LIVECBC

  3. 2 families, 3 missing and murdered Indigenous women; inquiry reveals how tragedy follows tragedyCBC

  4. Manitoba family split on testifying at MMIWG inquiry: CBC

  5. Families push back at inquiry: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Tears, anger as families speak of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Winnipeg: Globe & Mail 

  7. Thunderclaps of heartbreak: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Family of Indigenous woman who was decapitated says killing split community:Globe & Mail 

  9. 'They're cutting our time short,' Catcheways' MMIWG testimony delayed, cut back:CBC

  10. Investigation a 'tall order': commissioner: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Bags full of tears: how the MMIWG inquiry is honouring, healing trauma: CBC

  12. 'I don't know nearly enough of who I am': Daughter of murdered parents testifiesat MMIWG hearings: CBCAPTN News

  13. Institutions will be held to account, commissioner says: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. MMIWG inquiry leaves Manitoba families wanting moreCBC

  15. 100s of Faceless Dolls representing missing, murdered women disappear from Native Women's Association: CBC

  16. Police said daughter was probably out drinking, mother of missing woman tells MMIWG inquiry: CBC

  17. ‘Not only the RCMP failed you … it’s Canada’ Audette tells family at inquiry: APTN News

  18. Sexual exploitation in the spotlight at MMIWG inquiry: APTN News

  19. Manitoba rejected 24-hour safe place for LGBTQS2, inquiry told: APTN News

  20. Using art to heal at the national mmiwg inquiry: APTN News

  21. ‘This is not what I walked across Canada for’ tensions rise at national inquiry:APTN News

  22. Nicole Daniels: A freezing death, false assumptions and pain: APTN News

  23. Wood smoke and songs kick off MMIWG Inquiry in Winnipeg: APTN News

  24. Crimes against women in Manitoba to take centre stage at MMIWG National Inquiry: APTN News 

Justice & Crime

  1. Funeral planned for victim of deadly hit and run involving off-duty cop: CBC

  2. 'All we want is justice': Funeral held for victim of fatal hit and run involving off-duty cop: CBC

  3. First Nation honours man killed in hit-and-run: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Two more cops suspended as probe into deadly hit-and-run widens: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  5. Russell Spence's mother calls for answers 1 year after son's death in Winnipeg remand centre: CBC

  6. Law experts debate best way to drop cases: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. 'There has to be a better way': Manitoba Court of Appeal slams family law system:CBC

  8. More than half of police conduct complaints dismissed in 2016 for insufficient evidence: annual report: CBC

  9. Make family law system user-friendly: province: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Developer sues 49 Parker Lands protestersCBC

  2. Parker lands protesters seek legal defence fund: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Lake Manitoba property owners fighting for class-action suit over 2011 flooding:CBC

  4. 911 call at odds with evidence: Crown: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Province files statement of defence for wage freeze legislationWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Man who fatally stabbed wife found not criminally responsible: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Manitoba chiefs sue province for $888MWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  8. Former police officer gets 4-year sentence after recording nude images of his children, possessing child porn: CBC

  9. Province allowed convicted sexual predator to live with kidsCBC

 Candace Derksen Trial Verdict

  1. Judge to decide fate of man accused in 1984 killing of Candace Derksen today:CBC

  2. Mark Grant found not guilty in Derksen murder trial: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Mark Grant's defence lawyer Saul Simmonds: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Wilma and Cliff Derksen speak after the verdictWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Candace Derksen's parents hold onto love with candlesCBC 



  1. KPMG's value-for-money report fails Manitoba's universities: CBC

  2. MPs staying within expense-report guidelinesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Poll shows support for Pallister gov't drops after 18 months of cuts and controversy: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Dougald Lamont wins leadership of Manitoba Liberals: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Paramedics union concerned grudge delaying winter jacketsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Temporary repairs to Churchill rail line could get it running in 30 days: Consultant report: CBC

  2. Churchill will be warm this winter, but its future worries localsCBC

  3. Ship carrying supplies and fuel arrives in Churchill: CBC

  4. Churchill waits as blame game continuesWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Winter fuel arrives in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Finger-pointing intensifies as train cars shipped out of ChurchillCBC

  7. 'A very fixable problem': Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Winter road will be carved through northern Manitoba to get supplies to Churchill:CBC

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