In this week’s headlines, Winnipeg responds to the mosque attack in Quebec City, Manitoba donates ambulances to Ukraine, Canadians respond to Trump’s Travel Ban, Pallister refuses to apologize for his remarks about night hunting, and more.

Missing Persons Alert

UPDATE: Evan Brightnose-Baker has been found.

Holly SiemensHolly Siemens missing

RCMP in St. Pierre-Jolys are asking for help finding a 15-year-old girl. Holly Siemens was last seen at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 on Provincial Road 24 North, near Grunthal, Man.

Police said her mother reported her missing when the teen did not return home after a morning walk. They also said they have received information that Siemens is with someone who is known to her and they are concerned about her safety.

She has long blonde hair and brown eyes. She is five feet eight inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP at 204-433-7908 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Live Different: Musicians, speakers depart on 7-week tour of Manitoba reserves: CBC
  • One year later, 40 Winnipeggers have told a stranger their stories of abuse, loss, homelessness: CBC
  • Winnipeg Harvest head says goodbye to joyous career at food bank: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba donates five ambulances to violence-wracked Ukraine: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Galentine’s Day event gives back to local women: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Rich man feasts, poor man watches: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Formerly homeless men strut on catwalk to raise money for Winnipeg shelter: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  • Transgender athletes still face barriers to inclusion, U of M researcher says: CBC

Refugees & Race

  • Record number of refugees checking in at Welcome Place: CBC
  • Should Winnipeg become a sanctuary city? Bowman says city may be welcoming enough: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘We are part of the Canadian people’ now, frostbitten refugee on road to recovery says: CBC
  • ‘We saw what happened in the airports’: Asylum seekers from U.S. surge into Manitoba: CBC
  • ‘They want a country to call home’: Recent flow of refugees through Emerson is just the beginningWinnipeg Free Press
  • 10 refugees walked into Manitoba on the weekend amid fear in Trump’s America: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Support and solidarity: How Manitobans can help Muslim refugees: CBC
  • Immigrants fill vital need for workers, help keep Canada growing: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Fort Garry Hotel apologizes after patron’s alleged racist commentWinnipeg Free Press
Trump’s Travel Ban
  • U of M law students want Safe Third Country pact scrapped: CBC
  • Scrap safe country pact with U.S., advocates and professors urge Ottawa: CBC
  • Iranian U of M med student cancels plans for coveted conference in U.S.: CBC
  • What 5 Winnipeg refugees say about Trump’s travel ban: CBC
  • Local advocates join fight to trash refugee agreement with United States: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Local immigrant-sponsorship group fears Trump’s next moveWinnipeg Free Press
  • Trump has put this Manitoban’s dream of becoming a pilot in jeopardyWinnipeg Free Press
  • U.S. won’t ban Canadian permanent residents, immigration minister says: CBC
  • Canada choosing ‘the opposite approach‘ on refugees and immigration: Hussen: CBC


  • City of Winnipeg poised to adopt new climate change goal: CBC
  • New conservation area to protect wetland birds: nature group: CBC
  • ‘We’re in a fragile situation’: Manitoba communities brace for possible major spring flooding: CBC
  • Southwestern Manitoba faces high risk of spring floods: CBC
  • Province asks public for input on emergency flood channel: CBC
  • Curbside organics pick-up buried in red tape: Winnipeg Free Press
  • No animals harmed in making of A Dog’s Purpose, American Humane investigation concludes: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press



  • ‘Honour our agreement’: Red River trail stencilled with messages in support of Shoal Lake 40: CBC
  • ‘You never get over the devastation’: Manitoba flood evacuee on why she’s suing: APTN
  • MMIW commission off to a bumpy start as communications director let go: CBC
  • Cree bilingual class holds special meaning for Winnipeg dad, teacher: CBC
  • Indigenous dialysis patients more likely to be admitted to hospital for infection, report says: CBC
  • Reconciliation report card: Work remains for cities: CBC
  • Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs granted leave to seek judicial review of Line 3 pipeline approval: APTN
  • Youth look to preserve history of northern Manitoba First Nations with app: APTN
  • MMIW inquiry could include Indigenous men and boys: CBC
  • Feds seeking to settle suits from Sixties Scoop, resolve ‘dark chapter: CBC
  • ’60s Scoop survivors embrace feds’ claim move: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Manitoba Hydro union requirement: CBC
  • Trudeau appointee for Manitoba Senate seat turns down the job: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police chief vows to reveal how force responded to HQ whistleblowers: CBC
  • Police ask for help finding high-risk offender: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Attacks prompt more security at Red River College’s downtown campus: CBC
  • Chemical in date-rape drug seized by border guards in Manitoba: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • The chaplain, the stranger and the friend: Faces at the Candace Derksen murder retrial: CBC
  • Accused ‘just kidding‘ about confessing to Candace’s killing: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Defence prods DNA lab on testing in Grant trial: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Lab director questioned at length as Mark Grant murder trial enters Week 3: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tech issues, few requests limit cameras in court: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Verdict in dead-babies trial will be live streamed from court: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Courts’ vacancies filled with new judgesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Tim McLean’s killer seeking ‘absolute discharge‘ from criminal system: family: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Computer error caused case to be delayed, dropped: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Pallister’s call for ‘all hands on deck‘ hits rough waters: CBC
  • Former Manitoba NDP cabinet minister wants to form new political party: CBC
  • Labour leader accuses NDP brass of interfering with upcoming leadership race: CBC
  • Manitoba Liberals to elect new party leader this fall: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Funding bump for education a ‘de facto cut’ says Manitoba NDP: CBC
  • Voting pitch riles NDP backers: Winnipeg Free Press
  •  Keeping promise for school funding costly for provinceWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Bernadette Smith named NDP candidate for Point Douglas: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Liberals nominate candidate for Point Douglas byelection: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Former Manitoba minister ousted from NDP caucus after harassment allegations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Tackle apathy before changing the electoral system: Winnipeg Free Press
Pallister’s Night Hunting Remarks
  • Word choice ‘unfortunate‘: Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press
  • What Brian Pallister has said about night hunting: CBC
  • Respecting treaty rights: Night hunting lessons from former Saskatchewan legislator: CBC
  • Pallister says ‘race war’ was ‘wrong choice of words’ but won’t apologize for night-hunting comments: CBC
  • Premier’s office disputes ‘racist’ night-hunting comments attributed to Pallister in Maclean’s: CBC
  • Premier digs in heels on comments: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Why is Manitoba’s premier talking about night hunting?: APTN
  • Manitoba premier says he supports indigenous hunting rights and is not a racist: APTN
  • Pallister’s remarks warrant an apologyWinnipeg Free Press


  • New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath: CBC
  • ‘It’s such a good life’: New citizens reflect on becoming Canadian: CBC
  • Non-Muslims show solidarity with Muslim women on World Hijab Day: CBC
Quebec City Mosque Attack
  • Calls for tolerance at Montreal funeral for men killed in Quebec City mosque attack: CBC
  • Call from PM ‘reassuring’ in wake of shooting at mosque: Manitoba Islamic Association president: CBC
  • Quebec City mosque opens doors to reveal traces of carnage that occurred inside: CBC
  • Language matters: Growing Islamophobia paved the way to Quebec City mosque shooting: CBC
  • Quebec City mosque shooting victims include businessman, professor and fathers of young children: CBC
  • Quebec City mosque shooting shocks Winnipeggers, prompts security concerns: CBC
  • Vigils nationwide ‘put a lot of us at ease’: Manitoba Islamic Association president: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘This is Canada’: Winnipeggers gather after Quebec City mosque shooting: CBC
  • Hundreds attend vigil for deadly mosque shooting: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Bowman vows to fight Islamophobia ‘with every fibre of my being’ after mosque attack: CBC
  • Winnipeg mosque won’t lock ‘house of God’ in wake of Quebec shooting: CBC
  • Police to increase presence around city’s mosques and Islamic schools: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Winnipeg vigil tonight will grieve mosque slayings: Winnipeg Free Press

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