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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 30th-August 6th

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In this week’s news, Pallister is questioned for his communication tactics in Costa Rica, pushed to put a price on carbon, and his continued healthcare cuts are protested.

Missing Persons Alert

Update: Star Alicia Thomas has been found safe.

Dakota HunterDakota Hunter

Oakbank RCMP are looking for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen July 31 early in the morning on Balmoral Street.

Dakota Hunter is described by RCMP as aboriginal in appearance, five-foot-eight and weighing 140 pounds with brown eyes, long brown hair and a red birthmark on the front of her neck. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black capri pants and sandals and carrying a black backpack.

She is known to frequent locations around the University of Winnipeg and The Forks.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakbank RCMP at 204-444-3391 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Secure tips can be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com, and tips can be sent over text message by sending “TIPMAN” and a message to 274637.

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.

Scott Hadath 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.

 

Kamryn Greyeyeskamryn-greyeyes

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).

Sherrie Garsonsherrie-garson

Winnipeg police are asking for help from the public to find a missing teenage girl.

Sherrie Garson, 16, was last seen in the Garden City area on the evening of July 20. Garson is five feet, seven inches, with a heavy build, short brown hair and brown eyes, police said.

She was last seen wearing dark grey zebra-print pyjama pants with a pink shirt, a black-and-grey zip-up sweater and black-and-grey high-top runners.

Police are concerned about her well-being. They ask anyone with information about Garson’s whereabouts to call the Winnipeg Police Service missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • ‘The numbers are scary’: Operation Dry Water aims to curb impaired boating in Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Unemployment rate in Manitoba lowest in the country: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Lantern ceremony marking atomic bombings comes amid rising nuclear tensions:CBC
  • When life gives you lemons: 10-year-old Winnipegger sells lemonade to send kids with diabetes to camp: CBC
  • Bear Clan joins search for missing logger in Duck Mountain: CBC
  • ‘There are so many souls in there’: Group gathers to bless the Red River: CBC
  • Bring Your Own Drums hopes to build bridges through musicCBC
  • Voyageur and trusty canine paddle across the country to raise awareness for PTSDCBC
  • Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission celebrates decade of helping peopleAPTN News
  • Big move, bigger opportunityWinnipeg Free Press
  • Former gang member now using chef skills to help at-risk Winnipeg youth: CBC
  • Winnipeg Harvest sends care package to Churchill: CBC
  • Hot weather prompts bottled water, sunscreen calls at Winnipeg homeless shelters: CBC
  • Poetry project an ode to Winnipeg’s unique tree canopyCBC

Gender & Sexuality

  • ‘As front-line as you get’: Families protest cuts to breastfeeding helpCBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Impacts of health cuts hitting women ‘every single time’: Theresa Oswald: CBC
  • Protesters gather signatures outside pavilions against Ghanaian government’s anti-LGBTQ policy: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

Environment

  • New Manitoba coalition pushes premier to put price on carbonCBC
  • Pallister seeks legal advice on Ottawa’s climate-change plan: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pruning tree-trimming budget threatens urban forest, city councillor says: Winnipeg Free Press

Health

  • Manitoba couple could pay extra $1,500 a month for medication after funding changesCBC
  • Questions remain about consolidation of mental-health services: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘We’re still working on this:’ Brown water still persists in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba kids tip scales on BMI trend: StatCan: Winnipeg Free Press
  • New top doctor sees WRHA’s massive overhaul as ‘opportunity to redefine how we’re delivering care’: Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • Families of Missing Community Members Come Together at Annual “No Stone Unturned” Event: APTN News
  • ‘We can hold Canada to account‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Province wants to partner with First Nations in future mining developments: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Honouring treaty path to ‘heal by understanding,’ Free Press editor tells kids at museum ceremony: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Treaty 1 celebration at the Manitoba Museum: Winnipeg Free Press
  • First Nations flags raise spirits, hope on site of landmark 1871 treaty signing: Winnipeg Free Press

Justice

  • Warrant issued for man accused of sex assault, known to carry weapons: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Man asked to drop weapon 14 times before police shot him in downtown skywalk: IIU: CBC
  • Police acted appropriately in skywalk shooting, IIU determines: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Rural Manitoba couple loses $180K to binary options fraud: CBC
  • Winnipeg man uses ties to Russian Cultural Association to defraud clients: court documents: CBC
  • Seniors fighting move-out orderWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Housing says seniors can stay in Gilbert Park: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Thelma Krull’s husband applies to have her legally
    declared dead: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Man wanted in connection with Regina murder arrested in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Dakota Ojibway police officer charged with assault: CBC
In the Courts
  • Harsh school report dashed immigration hopes: lawyer: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Court curtails picket line at Winnipeg airport: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Non-profit group to take MPI to court over Trek-themed plate: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Violent killer launches lawsuit, alleging torture at hands of Selkirk Mental Health Centre: CBC
  • Woman who stabbed elderly neighbour 68 times appeals sentence: CBC
  • Robert McKay gets 17 years for sex attacks on teen girl, woman: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Woman convicted of sexual assault in HIV-disclosure case appeals to Supreme CourtCBC
  • Mother who killed, abused and neglected toddler imprisoned for life: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Crown seeks six years for child pornographer: Winnipeg Free Press

Politics

Local
  • Union says ‘strong-arm tactics’ won’t discourage striking workers at Winnipeg airport: CBC
Provincial
  • Pallister, Trudeau inch toward mending fencesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba takes next step toward public-private partnerships in building new schools: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 
  • Brian Pallister’s wife had confidential government documents sent to her personal email: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 
  • Lack of judgment‘: Manitoba political experts weigh in on Premier’s email use:CBC
  • Manitoba’s premier no longer allowed to use personal cell, email for government business: CBC
  • Records suggest Pallister conducted little gov’t business while away in Costa Rica: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Pallister off the grid during vacations: records show: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Phone records show no calls between Manitoba premier, senior staff during 19 days in Costa Rica: CBC
Churchill
  • Omnitrax says it can break contract with Ottawa after government intervention, flooding: CBC
  • Ottawa will hold Omnitrax to contract: innovation minister: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Omnitrax refuses to provide grounds for breaking contract: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Omnitrax bound by law to fix rail lines to Churchill: experts: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Questions remain for people in northern Manitoba: Who will pay for repair of their lifeline from the south?: APTN News
  • Omnitrax rejects feds’ pressure to fix line: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability

Cultural

  • Tagalog speakers on the rise in Manitoba, across Prairies: census: CBC
  • Manitobans increasingly living alone, immigrants taking up English: census:Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘My heart was pounding’: Chilean reps get surprise welcome to Winnipeg withhonour song at airport: CBC

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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