Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 9th-15th, 2017

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This week’s headlines respond to Pallister’s latest stream of cuts, which will impact therapists – and those who use their services – as well as newborn moms! Also in this week’s headlines are a new type of yoga, a new neighbourhood patrol, Steinbach’s second Pride march, and more!

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.

Star Alicia Thomas
The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding Star Alicia Thomas.

The 17-year-old girl was last seen in the West End area of Winnipeg on the evening of June 16. She also went missing earlier this year, in May, and was found a couple of weeks later.

Thomas is described as being five feet tall with a thin build, shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Winnipeg boy dragged by truck as bike was stolen, says mom: CBC
  • New wheels for Winnipeg boy dragged by truck as bike stolen: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • New yoga class for people with Parkinson’s disease aims to fight symptoms, provide peace: CBC
  • Winnipeg mom hopes tiny house could give son new lease on life: CBC
  • Fundraising goal a big fish to catch: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Traffic jamWinnipeg Free Press
Community Safety Groups
  • ‘Eyes on the street’: New neighbourhood patrol heads out in Wolseley: CBC
  • Bear Clan helps police promote safety campaign after spike in North End property crime: CBC
  • Winnipeg safe-ride group heads out-of-town for family beach day: CBC
Awards
Other Missing Persons Developments
  • ‘It’s hard not knowing’: Winnipeg mom offers reward for location of missing son:CBC
  • ‘Far from a cold case’: Police make ‘critical progress’ in Thelma Krull disappearance: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
Jimmy Carter Helps Habitat for Humanity!

Gender & Sexuality

  • Pride march returns to Manitoba’s Bible Belt Saturday for round 2: CBC
  • Absolutely amazing’: Hundreds flock to Manitoba’s Bible Belt for Steinbach’s 2nd Pride march: CBC
  • Pride and prejudice: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Activists call on Manitoba for gender-neutral identificationWinnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  • ‘It was the happiest moment’: Asylum seekers who took risky Central American corridor cross into Canada: CBC
  • Ghanaian grandmother buried near where she died at Canada-U.S. border: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Newcomers enjoy outdoors, harvest produce: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

Health

  • Health care’s sacred cows targeted: Winnipeg Free Press
  • WRHA withholds info on assisted dying: Winnipeg Free Press
  • What you need to know about the closure of Winnipeg QuickCare clinics: CBC
  • 4 of 5 Winnipeg QuickCare clinics closing, Access centres expanding in January:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Hospital cuts called ‘attacks’ on new moms: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Coming cuts to health services for newborns, moms ‘staggering,’ nurses union says: CBC
  • 1 in 3 Manitoba seniors in care could stay at home with right supports, study suggests: CBC
  • Enhanced home care could better match seniors’ needs, report says: CBC
Therapist Cuts
  • WRHA’s move to put physiotherapy in private clinics alarms national group: CBC
  • WRHA to monitor effect of physiotherapy cutsWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Dozens and dozens’ of therapists expected to lose jobs with WRHA cuts: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Some Manitobans will pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy starting this fall: CBC
  • ‘You’re picking on the sick people‘: patient, therapist question occupational therapy cut: CBC
  • ‘There are other options’: Pallister says private sector better bet for physiotherapy, occupational therapy: CBC
  • Joint replacements may be jeopardized if therapists are cut say health professionals: Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • ‘X’ marks the spot: Downtown Brandon art installation will highlight Manitoba treaty boundaries: CBC
  • Auction ends with no one bidding for Neechi Commons: CBC
  • Peguis First Nation eyes Neechi Commons retail complex: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Drag the Red searchers start 3rd season while boats remain landlocked: CBC
  • Community gardens help Waywayseecappo First Nation residents access fresh, healthy foods: CBC
  • ‘This is just the right time’: The Forks plans Indigenous makeover at South Point:CBC
  • For northern Manitoba athletes, getting to Indigenous Games a community effort:CBC
  • Canada releases 10 “principles” on government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples: APTN News
MMIWG Inquiry
  • PM sidesteps calls to reboot inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls: CBC
  • Manitoba families want national MMIWG inquiry commissioners replaced, regional inquiry created: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women split over how inquiry should proceed: CBC
  • ‘There’s a lot of disrespect’: Families want all MMIWG inquiry commissioners to resign: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘What is going on?’: Family members want to know what’s happening to MMIWG inquiry: CBC
  • Missing and murdered inquiry to forge ahead despite resignation of key commissioner: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Marilyn Poitras on why she resigned as MMIWG commissioner and her hopes for change: CBC
  • Minister of Indigenous Affairs says work of inquiry will continue despite commissioner’s resignation: APTN News
  • Commissioner of #MMIW Inquiry says there is “no possibility” that she will resign: APTN News
  • Is the MMIWG Inquiry doomed?: CBC
  • Why we’re calling for an overhaul of the MMIWG inquiry: coalition of families:CBC
  • Lobby group will call today for dismantling of MMIWG inquiryWinnipeg Free Press
  • Discord inside MMIWG both predictable and fixable, inquiry veteran Sinclair says: Winnipeg Free Press

Justice

In the Courts
  • Who is Andrea Giesbrecht? Competing pictures emerge of woman who hid infant remains: CBC
  • Lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht fights to see concealed infant remains case tossed: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Andrea Giesbrecht gets 8½ years for concealing remains of 6 infants:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Battle over Star Trek fan’s banned ASIMIL8 licence plate heads to court: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Regina man sues Manitoba government over alleged in-custody beating: CBC
  • ‘I expect there will be more claims’: more lawsuits could follow after worker sues Winnipeg health authority: CBC
  • Inquest into Stony Mountain inmate’s murder now seeking participants: CBC
  • Crown wants sex offender locked up for life; relieved victim feels ‘like a strong woman’: 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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