A coalition goes head to head with Manitoba Hydro, a Winnipeg refugees’ son is rescued from ISIS, and more cuts coming to healthcare – including what’s being called “an assault on women’s health” – in this week’s news.
Missing Persons Alert
The 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.
A missing teen who was last seen being dropped off at a residence in Winnipeg is “extremely vulnerable” and at-risk for exploitation, police say.
Kamryn Greyeyes, 15, was last seen Tuesday evening. The teen is from the rural municipality of St. Laurent, but is known to frequent the area around Cathedral Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg.
Kamryn Greyeyes, 15, was last seen on Tuesday night when she was dropped off at a residence in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Police Service) She was last seen being dropped off at a home in the city.
“Kamryn is extremely vulnerable and at-risk for exploitation,” police wrote in a news release on Thursday. “She is known to associate with gang members.”
She is described as five feet five inches tall, about 120 pounds with long, dark hair. Police are extremely concerned for her well-being and ask for public assistance to locate her.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lundar RCMP at 204-762-5088 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Poverty & Community Outreach
- Groups fear ‘devastating effects‘ as Hydro asks for interim rate increase: CBC
- Manitoba Hydro projects $92 million in profit, coalition wants rate hike spiked: Winnipeg Free Press
- Manitoba Hydro argues future at risk without rate hike: Winnipeg Free Press
- Group wants proof Manitoba Hydro needs rate hike to survive: Winnipeg Free Press
- Empty Manitoba Housing highrise going up for sale: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Turning tragedy into help for kids: Winnipeg Free Press
- A moral and ethical duty: Winnipeg Free Press
- Paint job on Main Street underpass aims to improve feeling of safety: CBC
- Ladybug Foundation founder to receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award: Winnipeg Free Press
Gender & Sexuality
- Equality for all: Winnipeg Free Press
Refugees & Race
- Winnipeg Yazidi refugee learns her 12-year-old son is alive after rescue from ISIS: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Pallister, congressman issue joint release on border jumpers: Winnipeg Free Press
- Emerson asylum claimants drop, but area residents still worried: Winnipeg Free Press
- More gas to pass at Winnipeg garbage dump: CBC
- B.C. wildfire smoke triggers air quality statement for southwestern Manitoba: CBC
- Protesters camp out to save Parker wetland trees from clearcut: Winnipeg Free Press
- Developer takes legal action to remove protesters from Parker Lands: CBC,APTN News
- Electric car travel given a boost in Manitoba, Ontario: CBC
- A look at some oil spills and leaks on the Prairies over the last decade: APTN News
- Winnipeg woman with brain cancer looks to U.S. to get Manitoba-developed surgery: CBC
- Pharmacist association left in dark as province moves to cap drug dispensing fees: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Terminated Winnipeg health authority workers must pay back part of severance, give monthly employment reports: CBC
- Managers laid off by the WRHA face losing severance payments if they find new jobs: Winnipeg Free Press
- ER doctors won’t have to reapply for their own jobs, WRHA says after ‘misunderstanding’ due to letter: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Allegations Banana Boat sunscreen causes burns continue to pour in to Health Canada: CBC
- Outpatient adult audiology services being cut at HSC: Winnipeg Free Press
- Cuts to Winnipeg audiologists put patients at risk, says union: CBC
- Eye doctors at Misericordia can’t see past fall shutdown: Winnipeg Free Press
- Mature Women’s Centre closure ‘an assault on women’s health‘: staff member: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC
- Closure of women’s health centre ‘a great disservice,’ patients say: CBC
- What patients need to know about planned changes to Manitoba health care:CBC
- Manitoba to cover cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso at approved centres:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Recreation therapy positions chopped from HSC mental health program: CBC
- Pushed to the brink: Winnipeg Free Press
- Pallister’s health-care feud drags on: Winnipeg Free Press
- Measles outbreak may be knocking at our door: Winnipeg Free Press
- Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- New AMC grand chief set to tackle poverty and social issues: Winnipeg Free Press
- Tree planted in honour of Selkirk treaty: Winnipeg Free Press
- Friendly handshake marks historic treaty: Winnipeg Free Press
- Chiefs, Lord Selkirk renew bond after 200 years: Winnipeg Free Press
- ‘Focus is narrowing’ in search for Gods Lake Narrows killer: RCMP: Winnipeg Free Press
- ‘The crisis never went away’: Cross Lake chief says more resources needed to prevent suicides: CBC
- Indigenous Games help recovery from a 50-year-old insult: CBC
- Neechi Commons complex in Winnipeg about to go on the market: APTN News
- Web archive on residential schools a first: Winnipeg Free Press
- Bomb that exploded in pickup raises safety concerns in Winnipeg neighbourhood: CBC, CBC, Winnipeg Free Press, APTN News
- Accused in Father’s Day killing has history of ‘violent behaviour‘: Winnipeg Free Press
- Leah Anderson’s killer was male, known to girl, RCMP say: CBC
- Manitoba RCMP turns to Twitter to help solve Leah Anderson murder, appeals to community for help: APTN News
- Grand Medicine regains northern Manitoba medical contract: APTN News
- Unfiled paperwork derails traffic ticket challenge under Charter of Rights and Freedoms: CBC
- Two Winnipeg men face child porn charges: Winnipeg Free Press
- City managers get double wage increase of CUPE workers: Winnipeg Free Press
- Councillors approve CUPE contract: Winnipeg Free Press
- Airport employees vote to strike: Winnipeg Free Press
- Winnipeg Airports Authority handed strike notice: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Council approves $10M for new gardens at Assiniboine Park amid concerns about access, transparency: CBC
- Arbitrator settles labour dispute between Winnipeg and its managers: CBC
- Push to protect politicians from workplace bullying heading to AMM in November: CBC
- Premiers demand clarity on cannabis: Winnipeg Free Press
- Manitoba Housing missing the garden for the weeds: Winnipeg Free Press
- Time ripe to take over rail line: Winnipeg Free Press
- Churchill residents brace for technical briefing on flood damaged rail line: CBC
- Omnitrax says it can’t pay up to $60 million to repair rail line to Churchill: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
- Pallister won’t respond to Omnitrax until Ottawa makes a decision on port: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC
- Province raises food subsidy in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
- Subsidy won’t lower Churchill food prices to pre-flood levels: Winnipeg Free Press
- Railway repairs remain far off: Winnipeg Free Press
- Churchill mayor blasts provincial plan to ship propane to community: CBC
- Omnitrax says gas-price spike a mistake: Winnipeg Free Press
- Province shipping 2.2 million litres of propane to Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
- Steinbach seniors take wheelchair-accessible bike for a whirl: CBC
- Neepawa responds to racist graffiti with town’s largest-ever potluck: CBC
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