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Winnipeg Human Rights News: September 3rd-9th

In this week's news, Riding Mountain sets a new first, the police pay up to 5x more to use a brand-name product, Winnipeg responds to white supremacy, and more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeggers plan impromptu trip to help in Houston: CBC

  2. Winnipeg teachers prepare to deal with world news issuesCBC

  3. Wide-eyed walking: Children's book challenges readers' assumptions, encourages observation: CBC

  4. Missing Winnipeg grandmother Thelma Krull legally declared deadCBC,Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Nellie McClung homes open in Manitou, Man.: CBC

  2. Riding Mountain the site of first ever Parks Canada-organized Pride eventWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Police issue warning about sex offenderWinnipeg Free Press

  4. School gender gap growsWinnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. Refugee who lost fingers to frostbite chasing soccer dreams: CBCCBC


  1. CBC Asks: How do we respond to white supremacy? It takes a village, presenters say: CBC

  2. 'We are not learning from history': Hate must be halted, Manitoba Holocaust survivors warnCBC

  3. Winnipeg school working with B'nai Brith after student targeted with anti-Semitic messages on social media: CBC

  4. Anti-fascists rally against hateWinnipeg Free Press


Manitoba Wildfires

  1. Poplar River fire under control as community prepares to go home: CBC

  2. Poplar River evacuation order to be lifted Tuesday, chief says: CBC

  3. Forest fire evacuees from Poplar River First Nation head homeCBC

  4. Red Cross closing Winnipeg convention centre shelter for Island Lake evacuees:CBC

  5. Red Cross closes first Island Lake evacuee centre: CBC

  6. 'It's been emotional': Evacuees get taste of home in Brandon with bannock, soup:CBC

  7. Wildfire evacuees stuck in Winnipeg get a taste of home: CBC

  8. Staff at RBC Convention Centre bring comfort to evacuees: CBC

  9. Wildfire evacuees lacking basicsWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Wildfire smoke reducing air quality in northern Manitoba: Environment Canada:CBC

  11. Evacuees' education on hold as Manitoba kids prepare for back to school: CBC

  12. Wildfire evacuees demand province declare state of emergency: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. 2 Wasagamack evacuees hospitalized with pneumonia linked to wildfire smoke, chief says: CBC

  14. Island Lake communities were 'all hands on deck,' but where were Pallister's priorities?: CBC

  15. Organized chaos for nearly 6,000 wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Red Cross trying to find beds for 200 wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press

  17. Some fire evacuees will return home this week, hundreds more arrive in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press

  18. Garden Hill evacuees appreciative of help, but restless: APTN News

  19. Manitoba evacuees have suffered due to lack of support, infrastructure: Chief:APTN News

  20. Wildfire evacuees making the most out of time in Winnipeg: APTN News


  1. Assisted dying policies will be reviewed at all facilities: health minister: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. St. B must offer assisted dying: poll: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. School's return may make mumps outbreak worse: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba introduces new flu vaccine for personal care home residents:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Brand-name naloxone spray will cost Winnipeg police up to 5 times more than locally made alternative: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. 65 transitional care beds will help smooth patients' move home, Winnipeg health officials say: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Manitoba to get 258 new personal care home bedsWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Dialogue lacking in federal food talks: critics: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Dakota Ojibway declare state of emergency to combat drug crisisCBCAPTN News

  2. Southern chiefs work on coordinated approach to opioid crisisWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  3. 'Time is crucial': MMIWG asks for 2-year extensionCBC

  4. Sagkeeng First Nation member named WAG curator of Indigenous and contemporary art: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. No criminal intent; plenty of shameWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg mom wants changes to policy she says excludes son from school bus:CBC

  2. Teen left with injured shoulder after arrest, says IIU: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Red-light-running senior to challenge ticket with help of forensic traffic engineer:CBC

  4. Teen spent eight months in adult facility by mistake: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Investigation into Toews conduct waits for federal court decision: CBC

  2. Toews conduct probe on holdWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba Crown attorney charged with public mischiefCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Andrea Giesbrecht to appeal sentence for concealing dead babiesWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Judge must decide if man that killed wife was criminally responsible: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Lawyers criticize Queen’s Bench summer recess: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. New rules to speed up civil cases: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Winnipeg priest faces new sexual assault chargesCBC



  1. Transit advocates want province to get back on the bus, restore 50-50 funding:CBC

  2. Manitoba's economic development strategy backwards: Chamber president: CBC

  3. NDP focuses rhetoric on reversal of Tories' wage-freeze billWinnipeg Free Press

  4. University of Manitoba, faculty reach contract agreementCBC

  5. U of M faculty vote on deal reached 'under duress'Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Wab Kinew releases tax return after challenge from NDP leadership rival Ashton:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Possible patio smoking ban sparks public-consultation process: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Ottawa appoints former top bureaucrat to find solution on Churchill rail lineCBC

  2. Repairs to Churchill rail line will cost $43.5M: Consultant report: CBCAPTN News

  3. Conflict threatens to derail repairsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Have fun and learn at Culture DaysWinnipeg Free Press

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