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Winnipeg Human Rights News: October 8th-14th

In this week’s news, one local business gives away its leftover food, a historic school system opens, a cop that was allegedly impaired is charged in a fatal hit and run, Manitoba releases its expert legal opinion on the climate plan, and more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Crampton's Market owner gives away left-over produce to Bear Clan: CBC

  2. Young girls hold blanket drive for Winnipeg homelessCBC

  3. Canadians spending big money on homelessness without addressing its root causes: CBC

  4. Public housing that's thrivingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Supporting Jocelyn HouseWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Investors Group Field lighting up purple for World Mental Health Day: CBC

  7. Dakota Community Centre opens new fieldhouse with help from Jonathan Toews: CBC

  8. A tragedy waiting to happenWinnipeg Free Press

  9. 'Tara loved life': hundreds honour Brandon nativeWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  10. Cops launch child abuse protection campaign: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  11. CBC Manitoba Future 40CBC

  12. Superhero breakfast raises funds for Manitoba women shot in Las Vegas: CBC


  1. Sikh truckers suing MPI for discriminationWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Student unions in Winnipeg join national effort to end sexual violence on campus:CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. 'I have hope': Most refugees now waiting 16 months to have claims heard: CBC

  2. Migrants to Manitoba not asked about religionWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg's largest solar installation unveiled at FortWhyte Alive: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Feds, province to map Manitoba's flood-prone areasWinnipeg Free Press


  1. CancerCare cuts travel budget: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. CancerCare cuts managers, costs under provincial direction: CBC

  3. CancerCare's budget savings not a cut: Goertzen: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Province urging Manitobans to get flu shots: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  5. Getting the flu shot this year should be the easy choiceWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Outpatient therapy cuts condemned at legislature rally: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Diagnostics, addictions agencies tackle funding reductionsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. MKO chief 'cautiously optimistic' new hire can put MMIWG inquiry back on track:CBC

  2. Indigenous youth essential to workforce: studyWinnipeg Free Press

  3. 'Historic' school system gets grand opening on Wednesday: CBC

  4. New school system in Manitoba comes with new curriculum, more cash per student: APTN News

  5. New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital: CBC

  6. Manitoba's child welfare crisis to be tackled through law, funding changes:CBCWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News

  7. Regaining her talkWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Hydro urged to consider Indigenous peoples, environment in future projects: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Fund provides assistance to First Nation entrepreneursWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Destroying personal accounts of residential schools would just compound the tragedyCBC

  11. Historic First Nations school system in Manitoba represents change the whole country needs: Philpott: CBC

  12. Support growing for reset to national MMIWG inquiry, say groups: CBC

  13. First Nations students happily 'in shock' after Justin Trudeau sends playful video:CBC

Justice & Crime

  1. Most protection orders dismissed or droppedWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Crown stayed assault charge against retired RCMP officer, complainant left in the dark: CBC

  3. Winnipeg senior who spent 41 years behind bars now facing life in prisonCBC

  4. Protection order denied because danger wasn't 'imminent,' woman told: CBC

  5. Too many protection orders denied, says domestic violence expert: CBC

  6. 2nd crash involving pedestrian and Winnipeg police officer investigated: CBC

  7. Violent 12-year-old Winnipeg boy with long rap sheet finally in custody: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. IIU investigating alleged assault during arrestWinnipeg Free Press

The Hit-and-Run Killing of Cody Severight

  1. Hit-and-run will be the biggest test yet of police watchdog's independence: Robert Taman: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Winnipeg police officer charged in fatal hit and run allegedly impairedCBC

  3. Cop accused in fatal hit-and-run 'should have known better': Winnipeg Free Press

  4. From a cold one to a chilling realityWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 'We're not going to let this one slide': Family of Winnipeg hit and run victim wants apology from cop: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Family members talk during vigil for Cody Severight: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. No place for 'shifters' in modern-day policing: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Police chief Danny Smyth makes a statement regarding the fatal hit and run: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Winnipeg police chief says off-duty officer could face more charges in fatal collision: CBC

  10. Repeat of botched Crystal Taman-police crash case 'virtually impossible,' criminologists say: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Dan the Magic Man gets 5 years for child sex abuse imagery: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Young mother spared penitentiary time for violent home invasion: CBC

  3. Man awaits sentence for threatening to release photos: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. New trial ordered in case tossed out over gender error: CBC



  1. Feds, Winnipeg play hot potato with sewage-treatment billionsCBC

  2. Feds have right to impose carbon tax on provinces, says U of M law prof: CBC


  1. KPMG's value-for-money report is an exercise in confusion: CCPA: CBC

  2. Province should take steps to get out of public housing: KPMG: CBC

  3. Fiscal pain flows downhill as cutbacks mount: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba climate adviser charged nearly $60K in travel expenses since August, documents show: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Province can cut more than $20M in education funding: KPMG report: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Public hearings scheduled for five controversial Tory billsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'True colours': Fire-paramedic chief's respectful workplace policy breach becomes public at hearing: CBC

  2. WFPS chief tells hearing he was 'eager to apologize' in spat with paramedic union:CBC

  3. Chief, union lawyer clash during questioning: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Chief 'clearly contributed' to conflict: report: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'Oh God barf': Firefighters union president's texts to chief prompt gasps at arbitration hearing: CBC


  1. Churchill resident sends message to politicians: 'look north dude': CBC

  2. Churchill business offers to replace Trudeau's moccasins, if PM helps struggling town: CBC

  3. Fix Churchill rail line in 30 days or face $18.8M lawsuit, Ottawa tellsOmnitrax: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

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