In this week’s headlines, 21 asylum seekers cross into Emerson, Manitoba, in a single evening, Thunderbird House struggles to stay open, the man formerly known as Vincent Li is granted an absolute discharge, and more.

Missing Persons Alert

UPDATE: Holly Siemens has been found.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Winnipeg musicians tune up for fundraiser to help give kids a chance to play: CBC
  • United Way launching 211 website to connect people with services: CBC
  • New website the place to go for help in Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Shelter from the storm: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pop up shelters popping up around Winnipeg saving lives on a cold winters night:APTN

Refugees & Race

  • Winnipeg grocer wants fresh food to combat hate for newcomers: CBC
  • ‘I’m in Winnipeg and I like it’: Newcomer youth meet to talk job skills, challenges:CBC
  • 21 asylum seekers crossed into Manitoba Saturday: reeve: CBC
  • Somali asylum seekers en route to Canada caught, turned back by U.S. border officials: CBC
  • Many Somalis in Minnesota ‘willing to take the risk’ to sneak into Canada: CBC
  • Manitoba NDP joins call to end controversial Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: CBC
  • The long road to refuge: Once across the border, a mountain of paperwork for asylum seekers: CBC
  • Busiest night yet‘ for asylum seekers: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Refugees keen on crossing into Manitoba: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Desperate journey: CBC
  • ‘We’re willing to step up,’ says Emerson reeve after emergency meeting: CBC
  • ‘Informal’ network helping refuge seekers get to Manitoba, U.S. officials say: CBC
  • ‘This is right off the scale’: Border town seeks help after spike in refugees: CBC
  • 22 refugees entered Manitoba near Emerson border over the weekend: CBC
  • Calls grow to end unsafe crossings: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘This is the end of my life,’ refugee thought: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Border town desperate for help as refugees pour in: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Local leaders put plans in place for refugees, resources: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Gov’t sponsorship of Yazidi refugees may focus on sex slaves, child soldiers:Winnipeg Free Press


  • 100 on waiting list as Winnipeggers embrace non-profit compost pickup: CBC


  • PCs refuse to release review: NDP: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg improv show to raise funds for beloved actor following stroke: CBC
  • ‘Fill up with loving food’: Painted plates promote positive message for people living with HIV: CBC
  • ‘We’ll help them get to yes’: CancerCare Foundation hopeful despite huge funding cut: CBC
  • Abortion pill Mifegymiso months away from coming to Manitoba: CBC
  • Manitoba Tories scrap over $1B in health-care infrastructure projects: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Review of health care in Manitoba recommends massive changes: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Goertzen asks CancerCare to ‘re-imagine’ now-dead $300M facility: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Canadian agency’s blood pressure up after donor rules change: Winnipeg Free Press
  • The poignant wishes of a brave young girl: Winnipeg Free Press
  • eHealth conference in Winnipeg hopes to expand communication in isolated communities: APTN
  • A little girl from Manitoba has a big vision for her home community: APTN


  • Investigator’s report suggests Lake St. Martin ballots sold for up to $300: CBC
  • Manitoba chief loses cousin to suicide while in Ottawa to discuss crisis: CBC
  • MKO Grand Chief calls on Ottawa to take action against suicide crisis on Manitoba First Nations: CBC
  • Thunderbird House fights to keep doors open amid financial woes: CBC
  • New home to replace rat-infested Sandy Bay trailer delayed: CBC
  • Sandy Bay First Nation family wondering if council will pour foundation for new home: APTN
  • Indigenous people say racism-tainted drive-by violence all too common: CBC
  • Young St. Theresa Point hockey players bring NHL dreams to Winnipeg: CBC
  • Ottawa about ready to name Manitoba treaty commissioner: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘An unreal feeling’: Peguis musician William Prince nominated for 2 Juno Awards: CBC
  • Debt-ridden First Nations group to give audit of ex-chief to RCMP: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Riel walking stick part of Manitoba Museum’s new exhibit: Winnipeg Free Press


  • No connection between Candace Derksen’s killing and teen found in boxcar, officer testifies: CBC
  • Court hears testimony from woman who claims abduction similar to Candace Derksen: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Grant retrial: Teen’s slaying, boxcar incident not related, officer testifies: Winnipeg Free Press
  • DNA results that led to Grant conviction ‘scientifically corrupt,’ says professor: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC
  • DNA evidence linking accused killer to Candace Derksen can’t be trusted: defence
    expert: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Homicide charges too difficult to prove in Andrea Giesbrecht case, experts say: CBC
  • Andrea Giesbrecht‘s lawyer Greg Brodsky: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Andrea Giesbrecht, found guilty in dead-infants case, awaits sentencing: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Dan the Magic Man pleads guilty to 2 counts of child pornography: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • 3 attacks in 30 minutes: A victim’s warning for women in downtown Winnipeg: CBC
  • No charges recommended against officers in deadly Winnipeg police shooting: CBC
  • Police ‘justified’ in shooting driver who led officers on city chase: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Man arrested after string of downtown assaults: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police issue safety warning after downtown assaults: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police ask for public’s help in two North End homicide investigations: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police looking for suspect in sex assault on teen girl: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Teen facing upgraded murder charge in first homicide of 2017: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Girl beaten under CFS care now permanent ward: Winnipeg Free Press
Vincent Li
  • Vince Li, man who beheaded passenger on Greyhound bus, given absolute discharge: CBC
  • Vince Li could get absolute discharge: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Vince Li granted absolute discharge by Criminal Code Review Board: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Review board told Baker’s treatment straightforward: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Model patient’ or ‘potential risk?’ Review board considers absolute discharge in Vince Li case: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Will Baker — formerly known as Vince Li — leaves court: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Victim’s family disappointed by Vince Li’s discharge: CBC


  • Protesters rally for electoral reform, saying Trudeau reneged on election promise: CBC
  • Company suing city after being ordered to dig up pipe for leak that turned out to be on city property: CBC
  • Union leaders say Pallister pushing ahead with civil service cuts: CBC
  • ‘We were shocked’: 11 property owners may have to pay $1.6M in improvement fees: CBC
  • ‘101 on impact fees’: Councillor to host meeting to explain growth fees: CBC
  • Lawyer set to become city’s first integrity commissioner: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Kinew won’t run for federal NDP leadership: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Sleepless, seething farmers feeling bullied, bulldozed by Bipole: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Inquest may tell us what police refuse to say: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Taxpayers lobby, NDP in lockstep over money for Hydro: Winnipeg Free Press,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mayor to bring call for police HQ inquiry to committee next week: Winnipeg Free Press
  • MLA ponders political options after expulsion by NDP: Winnipeg Free Press
Jeff Browaty Resigns as Chair of Police Board
  • Browaty’s spot as police board chair safe for now, Bowman says: CBC
  • What about Bowman’s blunder?: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police board to weigh Browaty’s fate: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mayor accepts Browaty’s resignation, looks for new police board chair: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mayor plans to meet with Browaty before making police board decision: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Aboriginal council president says Browaty should stay on police board: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Jeff Browaty resigns as chair of Winnipeg Police Board: CBC


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