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Winnipeg Human Rights News: October 1st-7th

In this week's news, a settlement is made with -some, but not all - Sixties Scoop survivors, a KPMG report makes several suggestions for further cuts, the courts are brimming with instances of inappropriate relationships, the legislature reconvenes and shows off its improved accessible chambers, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Five ways to lend a hand to organizations that help the less fortunateWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Most Winnipeggers happy with quality of life but discrimination still an issue, report suggests: CBC

  3. One-stop spot for families in needWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Boy meets world: device lets blind seeWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Vermicelli for Thanksgiving: Vietnamese restaurant owner pays it forwardCBC

  6. Siloam Mission doubles size of dining room, eliminates outdoor lineupsCBC

  7. Syrian refugees put on barbecue to give back to WinnipegCBC

  8. Fort Richmond resident thought man with gun demanding keys was playing a Halloween trick: CBC

  9. Cooking with conscienceWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Koats for Kids puts out plea for winter wear in Winnipeg: CBC

  11. 'She just likes to prove everybody wrong': Manitoba girl with rare neck growthcomes home: CBC

  12. Charity gives hope, meaning to Winnipeggers: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Concrete barriers erected around part of IGF: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. 'Artists are doctors too': Tomson Highway to speak at art therapy conference in Winnipeg: CBC

  15. Hall kept his word by constantly giving backWinnipeg Free Press

  16. WSD re-opens seating on buses for students outside catchment area: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. 2 Manitoba authors up for Governor General's Literary AwardsCBC

Disability & Accessibility

  1. Changes in legislature chamber barely noticeable, but monumental for disabledWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Disabled football player's Winnipeg family settles lawsuit with Quebec universityWinnipeg Free PressCBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. U of M students demand changes to school's harassment policy after Steve Kirby allegations: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. West End refuge for asylum-seekers launched with private funds: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Single mom, sons 1st tenants at new home for refugees in Winnipeg: CBC


  1. Energy East cancellation prompts jubilation and dismay: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Councillors to decide how far to expand urban beekeepingCBCWinnipeg Free Press

New Trash Plan

  1. Winnipeg hopes for minimal trash talk as new waste collectors hit the street: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. 'A great start': 2,000 garbage pick-ups missed on first day with new contractors: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. More missed trash on Day 2 of new plan: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. City fails to track missed waste pickups: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. St. Boniface surgeon threatens to stop hand surgeries if physio and occupational therapy programs cut: CBC

  2. Southern Health Regions finds $1.2M in savings, larger plan for rural health care remains a mystery: CBC

  3. Winnipeg seniors awaiting knee surgery opposes relocation of outpatient service to HSC: CBC

  4. 'Life-saving conversations': How to advocate for yourself in the health-care system: CBC

  5. WRHA restores some free therapy, but criteria unclear: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. HSC to revamp old school into $8.8-M clinicWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  7. Woman suing health authority for wrongful death after husband taken off ventilator:CBC

  8. Physio services take a body blow: Winnipeg Free Press

ER Closures

  1. 1 down, 2 to go: Winnipeg loses one of its 6 emergency departments: CBC

  2. What you need to know as 1st ER closes in health-care overhaul: CBC

  3. Sign comes down as Misericordia Urgent Care Centre prepares to close: CBC

  4. Misericordia's urgent care centre tells its final taleWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Families commemorate first official MMIWG day in Manitoba: CBC

  2. Largest exhibition of Indigenous artists making waves in Winnipeg: APTN News

  3. Once inspired, now inspiringWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Construction begins on Reconciliation Way riverside trail: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Indigenous health care not fair, equal, or just: Moran: CBC

  6. Federal government gives Manitoba First Nations $19M to fight diabetes: CBC

  7. St. Theresa Point student hopes her story will inspire others to stay in school:APTN News

MMIWG Inquiry

  1. MMIWG inquiry losing 2 more staffersCBC

  2. Another hire, another departure at MMIWG Inquiry: APTN News

  3. MMIWG national inquiry names Manitoba woman as executive director: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Families threaten anti-Inquiry coalitions with court action: APTN News

 Sixties Scoop Settlement

  1. Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop:CBCAPTN News

  2. Sixties Scoop settlement 'in the best interest of all class members': Lawyer: CBC

  3. Sixties Scoop survivors say settlement, apology a milestone on path to healingWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Métis still fighting for Sixties Scoop compensation after being left out of federal agreementCBC

  5. 'Who are you? I don't know': Sixties Scoop survivor shares her storyCBC

  6. Indigenous residential school records can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules:CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Court order to destroy residential school accounts 'a win for abusers': NCTR director: CBC

  8. Sask. lawyer at centre of massive effort to contact 37,000 residential school survivors after court ruling: CBC

Justice & Crime

  1. 'Just a beautiful girl': Vigil held in Lac du Bonnet for Brittany Bung: CBC

  2. Sex assault data show city police likely to lay charge: expert: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Daycare provider was getaway driver for teen thievesCBC

  4. Nuit Blanche partygoers pepper-sprayed in Old Market Square: CBC

  5. High-risk sex offender rearrested after breaching curfew in Winnipeg:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Police pull body from pond off Keewatin Street, Selkirk Avenue: CBC

  7. Teen with machete in his pants arrested on Winnipeg bus, police say: CBC

  8. Law society disbars lawyer found guilty of misappropriating $82K in client funds:CBC

  9. Nurse's relationship with patient crossed boundary, college says: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Former school employee faces jail for sex with studentWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Police hunt for fourth suspect in fatal July shooting: Winnipeg Free Press

Las Vegas Shooting

  1. 'Everybody was screaming': 2 Manitobans hit by bullets in Las Vegas mass shooting: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. 'Unthinkable tragedy' rocks Brandon: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  3. Brandonites remember shooting victimWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  4. 'I couldn't just leave her': Las Vegas man carried wounded Manitoba woman to ambulance after shooting: CBC

  5. Manitoban shot in Las Vegas tearfully reunites with man who carried her to safety:CBC

  6. Funds being raised to help Las Vegas shooting victim from Manitoba: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Former cabinet minister files lawsuit over job beefCBC

  2. Parishioner suing former Manitoba Anglican priest for alleged sexual exploitation:CBC

  3. Senior who exploited at-risk teen gets 4-year sentenceCBC

  4. Accused Lac du Bonnet killer got probation last week after apologizing for vicious 2016 assault: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Taking $370K from Winnipeg church nets jail time for former admin: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. New Zealand police help arrest Winnipeg man for child pornWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Former RCMP officer pleads guilty to sexual exploitationWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Politics and sports can't be separated: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Sexism contributed to NDP leadership loss, Ashton says: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Pallister balks at Trudeau's proposed 10 per cent tax on cannabis: Winnipeg Free PressCBC


  1. Price tag for 2016 provincial vote $13.5M: Elections Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Manitoba politician denied quick order striking down floor-crossing lawCBC

  3. Tories ready to strike down legislation restricting MLAs from switching parties: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Red tape hunt saps Hydro resources: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'Phone threat' leads to legislature evacuation: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. NDP-backed cabbies want compensation as ride sharing becomes legal: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  7. Many eyes on Kinew as legislature resumes Wednesday: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Province releases KPMG report, wants to cut civil service by eight per centWinnipeg Free Press

  9. KPMG report tells Manitoba government to scrap interest-free student loans:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Privatize social housing for profit: KPMG: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Report urges means test for adult disability services: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Honesty not the policy for Tories: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Bjornson claims he was promised union job if he quit as MLA: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Independent MLA Steven Fletcher frustrates 1st day back at Manitoba legislature:CBC

  15. Fletcher takes centre stage with legislature filibuster: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. MLA's antics show sad state of provincial politics: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Premier faces health-care critics, new Opposition leader as Manitoba Legislature reconvenesCBC

  18. Kinew's debut as NDP leader caps off bizarre day at Manitoba Legislature: Winnipeg Free Press

  19. Hounded by his past, Kinew will never fully shineWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Decison to fire lawyer over botched city lawsuit fails to placate councillorsCBC

  2. Winnipeg awards $180M sewage-plant contract to Ontario firm: CBC

  3. Tentative deal reached in airport strikeWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press, CBC

  4. Councillors push for reviews of bungled lawsuitWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Rules tightened for city councillors' credit cardsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Storage for winter propane latest Churchill snag: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Via Rail to ship train out of Churchill, cut service: Winnipeg Free Press 

  3. Calm Air swoops in to avert fuel crisis in Churchill, Man: CBC

Check out our human rights calendar for upcoming events! We're just in the midst of training a Calendar Manager, so check on our calendar later in the week to see more events! :)


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