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Winnipeg Human Rights News: June 25th-July 1st, 2017

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Cybertip is concerned about Snapchat’s new feature, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has a long-awaited celebration, many thoughts are shared on Canada150, and more in this week’s headlines.

 

Missing Persons Alert

Scott Hadath

Scott HadathThe family of a Winnipeg man who has been missing since Monday is desperate to find their loved one who disappeared after getting off work. “We’re very distraught right now,” Robert Hadath told CBC Thursday.His brother Scott Hadath has been missing since Monday afternoon when he got off work around 3 p.m. from his job at Canadian Tire on Fermor Avenue. Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP are now searching for the missing 39-year-old.

“This is just not something that you’d expect from Scott,” his brother said. “It’s just out of character for him, so we have no idea what to think at this point.” He’s very reliable.” Hadath, who lives with his mother in the Windsor Park area of Winnipeg, said family started to get worried after his brother didn’t show up for work on Tuesday and they couldn’t get in touch with him on his cellphone.
“Generally if he would go out, he would go out maybe for a couple hours, right, and then he’d be back,” Hadath said. Hadath said friends and family have searched everywhere they can think Scott might be, including the Whiteshell area, where his family owns a cabin, and are desperate to find him. “It’s quite the emotional roller-coaster,” he said. Scott Hadath is described as 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, a beard and hazel eyes.

ScottHadath is believed to be driving a 2015 black Mini Cooper with Manitoba licence plate HJB 662. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Winnipeg missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Cybertip.ca warns parents about Snapchat’s new map feature: CBC
  • Nova House opens doors to new, larger women’s shelter in Selkirk: CBC
  • Manitobans to ‘blitz build’ 25 Habitat for Humanity homes in 6 days: CBC
  • Government kicks in $1.2 million for Habitat build: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Filipino watch group starts up with the help of the Bear Clan Patrol: CBC
  • Beauty experts prepare grads to go out in style: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Honoured and delighted’: Order of Canada welcomes six Manitoban appointeesWinnipeg Free PressCBC

Neechi Commons

  • ‘A vital community meeting space’: Neechi Commons building to be auctioned off: CBC
  • Community groups look for ways to save Neechi Commons: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Neechi Food Co-op owes more than $5M, and province says interest adding up:CBC
  • Neechi Commons board studying three proposals to save business: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  • Province decides to ‘take a breath’ on hold on child care support funding for kids with special needs: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  • Refugee organization steps up to teach newcomers how to swim after drowning deaths: CBC
  • Lovebirds find happy ending at immigration board: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Refugee initiative takes on famineWinnipeg Free Press
  • English class cuts hurt newcomersWinnipeg Free Press
  • Bracing for possible spike in asylum seekers crossing border over long weekend:CBC

Environment

Health

  • Rural Manitoba to lose 18 stations in emergency medical services overhaul: CBC
  • 36 weeks pregnant, Winnipeg woman given medication to induce labour by mistake: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • New health organization will centralize Manitoba’s ambulance services, take over HSC operations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba’s youngest children see highest drowning rate in country:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba helps addicts pay for opioid replacement Suboxone: CBC
  • Federal health accord dangerous for Manitoba, premier says: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Province lowers support for diabetes blood-testing strips: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Province to centralize health-care services to new gov’t entity: Winnipeg Free Press
  • New foot access for Victoria Hospital: Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • We will be coming right to your house’: MMF launches office on wheels‘: CBC
  • Bernadette Smith joins growing list of Indigenous, female MLAs at swearing-in:CBC
  • ‘It’s everything for us’: Shoal Lake 40 celebrates start of Freedom Road construction: CBC
  • ‘Good intent and with good spirits’: after 45-minute travel delays, protest on eastbound Trans-Canada ends: CBC
  • Majority of First Nations, Métis in Manitoba identify as Canadian poll: CBC
  • Graduating high school after three years away from home: CBC
  • Gord Downie, when it comes to collective Indigenous resilience, let us speak for ourselves: CBC
  • ‘Am I Indian?’: A young man’s journey to reclaim identity: CBC

MMIWG

  • Stolen Sisters: CBC
  • Grandmothers call for monument to honour Sagkeeng First Nation’s MMIWG:CBC
  • Missing and murdered inquiry’s executive director resigns: CBC

Canada150

  • Manitoba First Nation, Métis leaders share mixed emotions on Canada 150: CBC
  • Why I choose to celebrate Canada 150 while acknowledging our faults: CBC
  • Winnipeg rallies mark solidarity for Indigenous Canadians on Canada 150: CBC
  • ‘There needs to be a reckoning in this country’: This Canada Day, consider Christi Belcourt‘s words: CBC

Justice

  • Tina Fontaine’s alleged killer drops complaint against Winnipeg police: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Mom, I have a creepy teacher‘: mother says daughter’s concerns minimized by school: CBC
  • Canada Post was still paying builder of Winnipeg mail plant a year after RCMP discovered possible fraud: CBC
  • Drug bust tossed as suspects’ rights violated: Winnipeg Free Press
  • RCMP polls reveal concerns about treatment of indigenous issues, financial accountability: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg man charged with child porn, shooting guns in his basement:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • 2 more arrests made in Father’s Day shooting death of dad William Sumner: CBC
  • Trio charged in Pritchard Avenue shootingWinnipeg Free Press
  • Man grabs 4-year-old in ‘terrifying’ daylight abduction attempt: Winnipeg police:CBC
  • Police looking for man in connection to ‘incredibly brazen’ child abduction attempt: Winnipeg Free Press

Politics

Local
  • Turfed director resurfaces at city hall, renewing questions about his departure:CBC
  • ‘They’re focused on me. I’m focused on Winnipeggers,’ mayor says as council divide deepens: CBC
  • CUPE members vote to accept tentative agreement with city: Winnipeg Free Press
  • City’s executive policy committee to consider CUPE dealWinnipeg Free Press
  • Low increases, wage freeze part of deal for city workers: Winnipeg Free Press
Provincial
  • Pallister government can release fiscal audit after all: CBC
  • Manitoba ombudsman calls for more government documents to be released:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Groups stymied by gov’t in attempts to read health-care reportsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Speech to policy group likely last straw for ‘thorn’ in Manitoba PC caucus: CBC
  • Steven Fletcher expelled from Manitoba PC caucus: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
Churchill
  • Federal food subsidy extended to Churchill following rail line loss: CBC
  • Via figuring out how to retrieve train from Churchill cut off by rail closure: CBC
  • Churchill in ‘a desperate situation,’ resident says, 1 month into rail service suspension: CBC
  • Feds approve Nutrition North subsidies for Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Via works to get stuck train out of Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Premier pledges to convert Churchill housing units to electric heat: CBC
  • Forget hydro conversion, fix the rail line, Churchill mayor say: Winnipeg Free Press

Cultural

  • After 4 decades, couple celebrate last Eid in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Refugee selection system slammed: Winnipeg Free Press

Check out our human rights calendar for upcoming events!

The summer is always a little bit less busy, as people take time to enjoy the outdoors and relax – but stay tuned to our calendar! We’ll keep looking for events to add in the coming weeks! 🙂

 

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