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Winnipeg Human Rights News: April 30th-May 6th, 2017

In All Posts, Our City This Week by Christie McLeod0 Comments

In this week’s headlines, we have all the coverage on the Police shooting in the Winnipeg skywalk, a new toy and yellow bench both promote mental health, updates on the night hunting debate, and more! 

Poverty & Community Outreach

Awards
  • From dance to daycare to diversity, 3 Women of Distinction nominees make a difference for youth: CBC
  • Group of eight honoured at 41st Women of Distinction Awards: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Free Press’s Martin named Canada’s best columnistWinnipeg Free Press
Issues
  • ‘There is lots of violence’: North End mom not surprised by high absenteeism rates at schools: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘The country has become an enemy to itself’: Winnipeggers step up to help famine-gripped South SudanCBC
Events & Initiatives
Gavin was diagnosed with autism when he was 15 months old, his mom said. He's used headphones since Grade 1 to drown out sound that can cause him stress. (Lyza Sale/CBC)

Gavin was diagnosed with autism when he was 15 months old, his mom said. He’s used headphones since Grade 1 to drown out sound that can cause him stress. (Lyza Sale/CBC)

  • An Alzheimer’s murder mystery: Winnipeg theatre company explores issues impacting seniors: CBC
  • North Korean group’s visit to Winnipeg a step toward mutual understanding, says MCC: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Join the discussion: Top CBC journalists coming to Winnipeg to discuss balance in news: CBC
  • ‘Making my son’s world better again’: Students replace lost headphones for classmate with autism: CBC
  • ‘I felt that sense of freedom’: Special trikes give mobility-challenged a ride outside:CBC
  • Read by Queens: Drag queen storytime comes to Winnipeg libraries: CBC
  • May Day 2017: Winnipeggers march, rally at legislature in support of workersCBC
  • Ignite your spirit at Manito Ahbee: CBC
  • Summer Games hit volunteer target but there’s room for more: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Running for those who will followWinnipeg Free Press
  • U of M gets $10 million in seed money to grow Manitoba leadersWinnipeg Free Press
  • We Day returning to Winnipeg in October: Winnipeg Free Press
  • CMHR hosts conference on HolodomorWinnipeg Free Press
  • Body confidence week being proposed for Winnipeg School Division: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  • Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says: CBC
  • Brandon School Division looking at student’s recommendations to make schools more LGBT inclusive: CBC
  • Reaction to Leah McLaren column shows education still needed around breastfeeding: CBC
  • Unclear if police will march in Pride parade: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Ex-editor explores history of protecting ‘runaway wives‘: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

Manitoba Border Crossings

Conservative MPs Ted Falk, right, and Michelle Rempel walk to a press conference to discuss the increase of illegal crossings near Emerson, Man., Friday, May 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Conservative MPs Ted Falk, right, and Michelle Rempel walk to a press conference to discuss the increase of illegal crossings near Emerson, Man., Friday, May 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

  • First asylum seekers housed in Gretna seniors’ residence: CBC
  • Tempers flare in Manitoba border town after Conservative MPs visit: CBC
  • Grunthal, Man., residents set up 24-hour ‘refugee camp’ to raise money for Syrian family: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘It got pretty hostile’: Manitoba Housing tells Gretna it will host reception centre for asylum seekers: CBC
  • Manitoba premier defends Gretna reception centre for asylum seekers: CBC
  • Conservatives want Trudeau to go to Manitoba border to see crossings first hand: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Shelter will open for refugee claimants, catching Gretna off guardWinnipeg Free Press
  • Town of Gretna warms to idea of sheltering asylum seekers: Winnipeg Free Press
Politics
  • Canada at 150: Is common decency the new bar for national pride?: CBC
  • ‘Revolutionary’ changes to LGBT refugee claims ensures ‘sexuality is not put on trial’: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Canada to raise age for dependants allowed into country: Winnipeg Free Press
Other News
  • ‘It’s not safe for people of colour’: Manitoban living in U.S. plans to return to Winnipeg: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Have hope’: Gay Egyptian wins refugee status, has advice for other LGBT claimants: CBC
  • ‘Die or freedom’: Restaurateur, former refugee donates proceeds to charity on anniversary of safe arrival: CBC
  • Former white supremacist has tips for talking to refugee ‘haters’: CBC
  • ‘It means a lot to me’ says Syrian refugee after donations pour in to help save mother’s life: CBC
  • Syrian refugees look to share their culture as part of Asian Heritage Month: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

Transportation
  • Winnipeg councillors amped up enough to look into building electric car charging stations: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Bridge a ‘game changer’ for Winnipeg cyclists, city councillor says: CBC
  • City launches first step en route to eastern transit corridorWinnipeg Free Press
Other News
  • Look, overhead: New signs will warn of mosquito larvae-killing choppers: CBC
  • Lyme group expects bad tick year in Manitoba: CBC
  • Backyard beekeeping under consideration: Winnipeg Free Press

Health

  • ‘We’re so far behind’: Canada unprepared for housing needs of rising senior population: CBC
    The yellow friendship bench for Grant Park High School was unveiled in the gym on Thursday but will be placed in a hallway just outside the school's wellness room. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

    The yellow friendship bench for Grant Park High School was unveiled in the gym on Thursday but will be placed in a hallway just outside the school’s wellness room. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

  • Fidget spinner twirling off Manitoba shelves as the newest hit toy: CBC
  • Yellow bench invites friendship, mental health help at Grant Park High School: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mumps outbreak ‘not gone yet’ but rate of new cases slowing down: Manitoba Health: CBC
  • From space mice to artificial intelligence: Winnipeg scientist, entrepreneur is breaking new ground: CBC
  • Demonstrators demand Tories keep open Misericordia urgent care centreWinnipeg Free Press
  • Education minister looks at expanding midwife programsWinnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • Puppet gives Manitoba First Nation kids a hand at learning Dakota language: CBC
  • No Cree translators: Winnipeg MP tackles Indigenous issues in the House of Commons: CBC
  • ‘Who’s going to help them now?’: Manitoba cutting airfare subsidy for escorts of northern patients: CBC
  • Student-on-student abuse in residential schools an ‘unspoken truth,’ says Senator Murray Sinclair: CBC
  • Members of Winnipeg’s Two Spirited Community Planning Pow Wow: APTN National 
 Night Hunting
  • Night hunting confession forged, allege Indigenous groups: CBC
  • Manitoba Indigenous Leaders Night Hunting Press Conference: APTN National
  • Chartrand claims Metis men framed in night-hunting case: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Metis Federation wants investigation into night hunting charges: Winnipeg Free Press

Justice

In the Courts
 Shooting by Police in Winnipeg Skywalk
TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Police tape blocking the skywalk between the Millennium Library and the Cargill Building following a shooting, Monday, May 1, 2017.

TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Police tape blocking the skywalk between the Millennium Library and the Cargill Building following a shooting, Monday, May 1, 2017.

  • Police officer shoots man in downtown skywalk: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Man shot by police in Winnipeg skywalk charged with assault, weapon possession: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Armed man shot by Winnipeg police ‘couldn’t hurt a fly if he tried,’ says uncle: CBC
  • ‘It was utter chaos’: Witnesses describe moments before police shot man: CBC
  • A shock to the system: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Family denied access to shooting victim: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg Police tight-lipped on details of shooting but union confident it was justifiedWinnipeg Free Press
  • Downtown BIZ to increase patrols in Winnipeg skywalks in wake of shooting:CBC
Youth Attack Near High School
Other News
  • 1st creep catcher case reported in Manitoba, RCMP say: CBC
  • RCMP officer arrested for assault of Manitoba man in custody: CBC
  • Witness who taped arrest calls out ‘extreme violence,’ but use-of-force expert says officers did nothing wrong: CBC
  • Winnipeg cops resolve 99.6 per cent of calls without force, chief says in report: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘It is a sad situation’: New home warranty not enough to cover condo repairs: CBC
  • Winnipeg’s contentious growth fees kick in amid court challenge: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Tough calls in split seconds: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Violent crime, vehicle pursuits are up: police chief: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Woman’s arm broken in Beausejour RCMP arrest, IIU investigating: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Vigil held for Errol Greene a year after his Remand Centre death: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Untreated sex offender expected to live in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press
  • High-risk sex offender re-arrested after one day of freedom:  Winnipeg Free Press

Politics

Public-Private Partnerships

  • Public-private partnerships in other provinces offer lessons for Manitoba about what not to do: CBC
  • Province building four new schools with public-private partnerships: Winnipeg Free Press
  • New schools in Winnipeg, Brandon could be built using public-private model: CBC

Universities & Cuts

Cultural

  • Franco-Manitoban claims charter violation after RCMP officer unable to speak French: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  • Up-and-down saga nears end as 1 elevator repaired in 12-storey Winnipeg condo: CBC

 

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