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Winnipeg Human Rights News: September 24th-30th

In this week’s news, Jets Captain Blake Wheeler sounds off on Trump, an arrest of a Winnipeg firefighter brings a new wave of tips, tattoo parlors and musicians join forces to raise money for a widow’s legal fees, and more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Confidence workbook gives parents starting point for teaching self-esteemCBC

  2. Resident in fire-damaged tower caught off-guard by letter saying leave 'immediately': CBC

  3. Unique Winnipeg housing co-op struggles to find roommates: CBC

  4. Riders spent the night on stationary bikes to help homeless young men: CBC

  5. Experts gather in city to discuss how to feed the worldWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Raising help and hope from afar: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Tent communities pushing into Winnipeg suburbs, but resources haven't followed:CBC

  8. Minimum wage to increase in Manitoba for first time since 2015: CBC

  9. National food policy good for all, Manitobans told: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Winnipeggers pitching in to support Errol Greene's widow and her children: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Working hard at giving backWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. U of M gave positive reference check for former prof accused of sexual harassment: Berklee College: CBC

  2. Joy Smith Foundation says all girls at risk of exploitationCBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. U of W gym policy labelled discriminatory: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Will Donald Trump's latest travel restrictions push more asylum seekers into Canada?: CBC

  2. Refugee says concerns about bugs, rodents brushed off by Manitoba Housing:CBC


  1. Bombers Leggett and Randle understand, support NFL players' protestsWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Wheeler sounds off on Trump's comments about NFL players who protest: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. American Jets support Capt. Wheeler's assault on Trump bluster: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Liberals working on apology for 1939 decision to refuse ship of Jewish refugees:CBC


  1. More elms marked for death right now than have been in Winnipeg for 20 years:CBC

  2. Backlog of trees with Dutch elm disease is growing: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Ottawa turns to Winnipeg to study flood planning, protectionWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Treatment plants will need to run for 24 years to clean up abandoned mine sites: report: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'I want there to be thousands of Janes': Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Selkirk down to 1 doctor during peak hoursCBC

  2. Family believes poor care, long wait at HSC contributed to death of 91-year-old grandmotherCBC

  3. Many questions, few answers: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. 1st major changes in health-care overhaul to start next week in Winnipeg: CBC

  5. WRHA prepping public for Phase 1 of health-care delivery changes: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. 22 new doctors a good start but won't eliminate shortage in Interlake, health authority CEO says: CBC


  1. 'It's so amazing': Brandon Indigenous doula group hopes to reintroduce culture into birthCBC

  2. Manitoba '60s Scoop survivors sent abroad want reparations: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. MMF pulls plug on hunting with spotlights in some areas of province: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged: CBC

  5. Winnipeg students don orange shirts to honour residential school survivors: CBC

  6. Survivor recalls 'traumatizing' first day of residential school: CBC

  7. Partnering up to bring a 26 week construction program to students: APTN News (Video)

  8. Katherena Vermette's The Break among finalists for 2017 Burt Award: CBC

  9. Manitoba Metis celebrating return of Riel possessionsAPTN News

  10. Travel Manitoba and Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada agree to grow province's Indigenous tourismCBCAPTN News (Video) 

  11. Samaritans sowed the seeds of farming breakthrough: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Online recordings add to trauma of child sexual abuse, victims tell child protectioncentre: CBC

  2. 'Like shooting fish in a barrel': 15 men arrested in 12 hours for buying sex on street, police say: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. St. James man faces child-porn charges after Swiss investigators flag address: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Disbarred Winnipeg lawyer faces criminal chargesCBC

  5. Police facing increasingly violent situations involving drugs: Chief Smyth:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Fatal police shooting in Maples is 10th investigated by Manitoba watchdog: CBC

  7. U of M could lose $9.4M if faculty association wins court case: report: CBC

  8. IIU investigating to determine if excessive force used in boy's arrestWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Lawyer disbarred for misuse of clients' fundsWinnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Doctor accused of repeated sex assaults on patient: CBC

  2. Doctor denies allegations he sexually assaulted patient: CBC

  3. Winnipeg lawsuit over water treatment plant dries up after lawyer misses deadline: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Mayor calls error that sank Winnipeg's water-treatment lawsuit 'inexcusable': CBC

  5. City's legal team reviewing all cases after errorWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Soldier accused of sexual assault at CFB Shilo to face court martial: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. 3 women sought protection orders against firefighter charged with sexual assault:CBC

  8. Winnipeg firefighter charged with sexually abusing 3 young women:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. 'Who's gonna take my word over his?' Winnipeg woman comes forward after firefighter charged with sex assault: CBC

  10. Martial arts teacher's sex-crimes arrest generates wave of additional tips to police: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Firefighter accused of abuse as far back as 1985Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Predators likely no stranger to children they prey on: experts: CBC

  13. Girlfriend of firefighter facing sex assault charges died while couple was on vacation: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. 'I just felt wonderment': Wilma Derksen revisits slain daughter's belongings as she waits for retrial verdict: CBC

  15. Decision to suspend ER nurse acquitted of sex assault flawed, lawyer tells Appeal Court: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Man who posted video of sexual attack sentenced: Winnipeg Free Press



  1. Taking a left turnWinnipeg Free Press


  1. What we know so far about Wab Kinew's convictions, stayed chargesCBC

  2. Kinew should explain further, says Falcon-Ouellette: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. MLA kicked out of NDP caucus over harassment allegations accuses party of double standard on Kinew: CBC

  4. Costa Rica controversies a factor in Pallister's slip in popularity: poll: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Pallister needed to reveal Costa Rican holdings earlier than he did, say NDP: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Senator concerned by lack of seat appointmentWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Commission questions Winnipeg's practice of diverting water and waste revenue to pay for other services: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Railroad track arrival fuels Churchill worry: Winnipeg Free Press

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