In this week’s headlines, an LGBT centre receives a spike in refugee calls, the night hunting debate continues, a new recycling depot opens, Prime Minister Trudeau comes to Winnipeg, and more!

Missing Persons Alert

UPDATE: Jade Brown has been found.

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Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager who’s been missing since late last year.

Police said Evan Brightnose-Baker, 17, was last seen in late December of 2016 in the Waverley Heights area.

Officers couldn’t provide a description of what clothing Brightnose-Baker might be wearing.

Police are concerned for Brightnose-Baker’s wellbeing. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Solidarity, not charity: ‘Bannock Lady’ of Winnipeg celebrates 4 years: CBC
  • Manitoba civil servant awarded top honour: Winnipeg Free Press
  • A good first impression and a second chanceWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race

  • Winnipeg LGBT centre puts out call for help after spike in refugee calls:  CBC
  • Iranian Winnipeggers turned away from flight to U.S. for academic conference: CBC
  • Prime Minister’s Office allays fears saying Canadian dual citizens not affected by U.S. travel ban: CBC
  • Advocates urge protection for refugees who enter Canada via the U.S.: CBC
  • Passengers, students, Oscar nominees among those left in limbo by Trump travel ban: CBC
  • Amid confusion, government clears up how widescale U.S. travel ban affects Canadians: Winnipeg Free Press


  • New bid for Manitoba-Ontario UNESCO boreal forest deal: CBC
  • PETA protests A Dog’s Purpose opening day in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Canine controversy could ripple into Manitoba’s film industry, A Dog’s Purpose producer says: CBC
  • Dog’s Purpose producer says video ‘misleading’: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Both points of view at controversial debut: Winnipeg Free Press
  • NEB to restart Energy East pipeline approval process: CBC
  • Winnipeg opens 2nd 4R recyling depot: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Amber Trails School’s garden growing into state-of-the-art $6-million outdoor classroom: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Natural gas prices to rise in Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  • Senator tells First Nations students in Thunder Bay to know their rights: APTN
  • Take my class, Indigenous studies prof tells Manitoba premier after ‘racist’ comments: CBC
  • ‘9 years is a very long time to wait’: Claudette Osborne‘s mother pleads for information at vigil: CBC
  • Forgotten: Exhibit on Métis experience of residential schools important recognition, survivor says: CBC
  • RCMP change investigative approach to MMIW cases: CBC
  • Flood evacuees can go forward with class-action suit against province, federal AG, court says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • What’s in a name? A people’s historyWinnipeg Free Press
The Night Hunting Debate
  • ‘You are taking the food from my fridge’: Indigenous hunter shoots down regulating night hunting: CBC
  • Night hunting debate delivers Manitoba reeves to minister’s door: CBC
  • What’s missing from Manitoba’s night hunting debate is evidence: CBC
  • ‘That’s pretty much racism‘: Opposition slams Pallister’s latest comments on night hunting: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Rural councillors urge province to ban night huntingWinnipeg Free Press


  • IIU has closed 44 cases since launch 18 months ago: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Innovative Man. remand program could decrease overcrowding in Sask. jails: CBC
  • Police turn up heat on fentanyl suppliers by boosting cash rewards for tips: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Former Winnipeg CAO got $200K ‘secret commission’ for helping contractor, RCMP alleged: CBC
  • Two Winnipeg businessmen going to prison for tax evasion: CBC
  • Donald Trump Jr. TV show profiled Winnipeg businessman charged with tax evasion: CBC
  • Arson call leads police to stumble upon charred construction documents in Caspian warehouse: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • 91 former Winnipeg renters entitled to forgotten money: are you among them?: CBC
  • ‘Tragic’ that sex assault case file lost twice, then thrown out due to court delays: counsellor: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Unreasonable delay‘ in sex-assault case sums up 20-year ordeal for accuser: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Justice system needs overhaul or more cases will be thrown out: former Manitoba deputy AG: CBC
  • Defence lawyers want public inquiry into dead police officer’s actions: CBC
  • Man gets life after judge doesn’t stay his case: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Raymond Cormier has new lawyer for complaint against police: Winnipeg Free Press
The Candace Derksen Case
  • Man accused of killing Candace Derksen has long history of victimizing girls: CBC
  • Accused Derksen killer ‘always on the run’ court hears: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC
  • Inaccuracy in DNA report called out at Candace Derksen murder retrial: CBC
  • Scientist spoke about ‘solving‘ Candace Derksen cold case before accused went to trial, defence lawyer says: CBC
  • Autopsy, hairs, DNA dominate testimony at Candace Derksen murder retrial: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • DNA analyst grilled by defence in Derksen trial: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Cold-case investigator’s decisions in Derksen case under the microscope: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Doctor fired from St. B. says he was sacked for speaking out: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Conflict rules easily exploitedWinnipeg Free Press
  • RCMP police HQ investigation doesn’t preclude a public inquiry into Winnipeg scandals: CBC
  • Bowman will ask province for public inquiry into police HQ ‘secret commission’ allegations: CBC
  • Pallister shows ‘profound betrayal’ of transparency by withholding document, NDP says: CBC
  • Manitoba government vows to slash red tape: CBC
  • Help for former kids in Manitoba care should be expanded to age 25: advocate: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg cabbies have the right to ask for money upfront says taxi board: APTN
Justin Trudeau’s Trip to Winnipeg
  • Trudeau got an earful during town hall tour: Here are the top concerns: CBC
  • Indigenous elder steps in to end tense moment between Trudeau and pipeline protester: CBC
  • First Nations elder explains why he interjected on Trudeau’s behalf at Winnipeg town hall: CBC
  • Justin Trudeau gets a grilling from Winnipeg elementary students: CBC
  • ‘Why did your dad give everyone in western Canada the middle finger?’ student asks Trudeau: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces tough questions in Winnipeg: APTN
  • Justin Trudeau deals with protesters during Town Hall: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Border-town Manitobans balk at suggestion they should buy extra health insurance: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitobans with big U.S. medical bills want action from health minister: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba man stuck with $118K in medical bills after emergency treatment in U.S.:CBC
  • Southwestern Manitoba health authority giving naloxone in free take-home kits: CBC
  • Nursing students say new entry exam is failing them; only 27 percent of Francophone students pass: CBC
  • Manitoba launches ad campaign critical of federal health plan: CBC
  • Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  •  Dragon boats keep survivors strong: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Trudeau won’t talk deadline for Manitoba to sign health-care accord: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Holdout provinces losing leverage on federal health deal: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Health minister orders review of U.S.-border medical agreementWinnipeg Free Press

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