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Winnipeg Human Rights News: October 29th-November 4th, 2017

There are 8 people missing right now potentially in Winnipeg. Also in this week's news, a crowdfunding blitz raises more than 50k in two weeks, Princeton students come to learn from Winnipeg, a nurse fears for patient safety and more.

Missing Persons AlertPamela Anderson

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 160 tireless years of family support: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Crafting a place in the art sceneWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Women's shelters doing more with lessWinnipeg Free Press

  4. New safety plan seeks to boost monitoring of workplace hazards in Manitoba:CBC

  5. Community rallies to aid of Art City after funding delay threatened to cut programming: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 'Complete success': Art City programming resumes after more than $50K raised:CBC

  7. Opening their eyes: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Teulon woman shot in Vegas at home, may be at fundraising social for her: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Food options limited in inner city: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Isolated Landscapes reveals decades of women's video work on the Prairies:CBC

  11. Police hand out safety tips along with muffins over coffee: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Ballet Victoria cuts ties with former Royal Winnipeg Ballet instructor Bruce Monk:CBC

  2. 'I'm a survivor': MLA shares story of domestic abuse: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Living death': Study suggests having kids in foster care bad for mothersCBC


  1. 'I am at my wit's end': Manitoba man says limited home-care hours too restrictiveCBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Manitoba Opera production of Madama Butterfly sparks discussion around race:CBC

  2. Refugees boost Altona economy: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Deepened understanding': Princeton University students visit Manitoba for education on refugees, resettlement: CBC

  4. 'Win-win situation': Expedited refugee claim process clears cases without hearingsCBC


  1. Hydro link to Minnesota faces delay if NEB gets wish: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  2. Conflict won't help save environmentWinnipeg Free Press

Manitoba's Carbon Tax Plan

  1. Manitoba premier fires back at Ottawa on climate plan, says provincial strategy will be just as effectiveCBC

  2. 'If we say no, we get Trudeau': Manitoba environment minister backs carbon tax:CBC

  3. Feds' climate-plan rebuke not 'thoughtful': Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Grace Hospital nurse fears for patient safety amid changes: CBC

  2. Manitoba government rejects call to change how organs donatedWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Province calls special committee to improve 'unacceptably low' organ donation rate: CBC

  4. Manitoba nurses part of 'Wear White Wednesday' national movement: CBC

  5. Proposed legislation to protect health professionals who object to assisted dyingcalled 'one-sided': CBC

  6. Medically assisted dying: What happens when religious and individual rights conflict?: CBC

  7. Arthritis Society a big help for concerned mom: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. 'They lost my baby': Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Funeral held for stillborn misplaced by hospitalWinnipeg Free Press

  10. National health monitor gives coronary care top marksWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Unions fighting WRHA clawback of overpayments to employees: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. 'Practice bravery': Winnipeg psychologist hosts event to help people deal with anxiety: CBC

Deer Lodge Loses Nurses

  1. Equivalent of 15 nursing jobs to be eliminated at Deer Lodge Centre: union: CBC

  2. Deer Lodge losing 15 nurses, adding aides; math doesn't add up for Kinew: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Like we're family': Riverview patient speaks out as nurses' jobs deleted, new LPNs hired: CBC


  1. Maori program helps ManitobaWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Reconnecting with the landWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Norway House chief believes meeting with judges will bring changeCBC

  4. Missing and murdered inquiry wants task force established to review cold cases: CBCWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News

  5. Lake St. Martin flood evacuees finally get to return homeWinnipeg Free Press, CBCAPTN News

  6. Winnipegger's picture book about residential school legacy wins Governor General's AwardCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Louis Riel's walking stick donated to Manitoba Museum: CBC

  8. Possessing all Louis Riel artifacts would help Métis own their story: law student: CBC

  9. Who is Métis? Statistics Canada numbers open window on debate: CBC

  10. First Nation banishes man suspected of selling drugs in community: CBC

  11. First Nations should reconsider banishment, says Indigenous physician: CBC

  12. Nation to Nation: How band membership is determined became an issue on Parliament Hill: APTN News

  13. 'This is our birthright': Indigenous senators call on PM to end discrimination against women in Indian Act: CBC

  14. Families want MMIWG inquiry extensionCBC

  15. Workshops hope to inspire Indigenous youth to get involved in mapping: CBC

  16. From street to scholar: Jesse Thistle creates new definition of Indigenous homelessnessCBC

  17. New documentary about iconic Aboriginal artist making its Winnipeg premiere:APTN News (Video)

Justice & Crime

  1. 'Zombie drug' flakka may have hit Winnipeg streets: police: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Police warn more potentially lethal Halloween-stamped fentanyl blotters could be in Winnipeg: CBC

  3. 'People do not want to wait': Train operator says Winnipeg tracks notorious for illegal crossersCBC

  4. 'They threw him out to me': Friend describes chaos at Kelvin before, after stabbingCBC

  5. Man wanted in numerous violent offences could be armed, dangerous: Winnipeg police: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. RCMP still searching for answers in decade-old unsolved killingWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Police ask public to avoid Main St. from Higgins to Euclid on Friday evening: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC

  8. Walk-in clinic doctor now faces nine sex-assault chargesWinnipeg Free Press,CBC

  9. The silent witnessesWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Investigators seeking witness in hit-and-run involving police officer: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Manitoba judges to hold meeting with Indigenous leaders to improve justice system: Globe & MailCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Lives in the balanceWinnipeg Free Press

  13. Concerns about teacher should be directed to authorities, not Facebook: law professor: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Accused killer of Kelvin High stabbing victim wasn't who he was looking to fight, court told: Winnipeg Free Press

  15. No plan to cut air ambulance pilot training funds, province says: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Killer gets 15 years; confesses in pocket-call to victim's daughter: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Jury acquits man of murder after stabbing drug dealer to death: Winnipeg Free Press 

  3. Guido Amsel bombing trial hears of crater, 70-metre debris field: CBC

  4. Man acquitted in Michelle Stobbe murder trial after less than a full day of deliberations: CBC



  1. Bill to restrict junk food ads worth the heat: MP: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Senators preparing for Indian Act showdown with Ottawa: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'It breaks the law': Justice minister slams bill to train judicial justices of the peaceCBC

  2. 'Shocking' comments show Manitoba judicial justices of the peace need domestic violence training, MLA says: CBC

  3. Manitoba Justice urged to probe 'disturbing' protection order denialCBC

  4. With cannabis legalization approaching, Pallister urges cabinet and staff todeclare potential conflicts of interestWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Province eager for immigrant workers: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Final chapter?: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Pallister gov't ready to drop unionized worker requirement on project bids: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Tories kill Gerrard's bid to add size, weight to human-rights protectionWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Cab fares to increase when province passes regulatory control to city: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. 'We're going in the right direction': Pallister speaks at PC AGM: CBC

  11. Wab Kinew's troubled past the butt of premier's joke at PC meeting:CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Shock, fury over expropriation planWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Councillor seeking to protect homes 'understands neither finance nor traffic': developer: CBC

  3. Mayor poised to support Sterling Lyon Parkway switch, even though costs not yet known: CBC

  4. Tough-love detour in parkway conflict: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. City hall committee kills rogue engineers' plan to expropriate homes to build road: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Cabbies argue Uber drivers need shields if ride-hailing service comes to Winnipeg: CBC

  7. City's taxi industry wants Uber to play by the same rulesWinnipeg Free Press

  8. More speakers than time to speak at final hearing on Uber bill: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Winnipeg's mayor and CAO have too much power: left-wing think tank: CBC

  10. City too secretive about location of Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, councillorsays: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  11. Non-profit group upset at being neglected in bid for Vimy Arena site: CBC

  12. Bowman lashes out at political foes: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. City expects $400,000 surplus for 2017: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Price of gasoline in Churchill set to jump 30 per centCBC

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