Our director speaks out about the Province’s behaviour in the flood class-action lawsuit, drag entertainers deliver lunch, a landlord discriminates based on race, and more.

Missing Persons Alert

UPDATE: Kaitlyn Emily Parker has been found safe.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • ‘I keep busy, is how I cope’: young mom with terminal cancer has raised $3K for research: CBC
  • Winnipeggers with Parkinson’s fight back against disease with boxing program: CBC
  • Winnipeg neighbourhood group lays off staff after provincial funding shortfall: CBC
  • ‘We are never going to forget them’: 10 years on, Raza family grateful for sanctuary in Winnipeg church: CBC
  • ‘You have to have lunch delivered by drag entertainers at least once in your life’: fundraiser organizer: CBC
  • Dennis Ward sits down with Bear Clan Patrol Executive Director, James Favel: APTN News
  • Debut novel a breakthrough, wins tops award: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Professors, students, advocates take to the streets in March for Science rally: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Push for Change campaign reaches Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press
  • CEO Sleepout makes big changes to launch 6th year: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg celebrates Charter of Rights: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  • Pride Winnipeg Festival promises more inclusive events, unveils new theme: CBC
  • Woman in labour requests hospital ride from Facebook group to avoid taking taxi: CBC

Refugees & Race

  • Asylum seekers paid up to $2K US each to be smuggled into Canada, border agents allege: CBC
  • ‘It’s been vile’: Group that helps refugees find work fed up with racist comments: CBC
  • CBC hosts fiery town hall on asylum seekers in Canada: CBC
  • 3 out of 135 recent asylum seekers deemed danger to the public, detained in Manitoba: CBC
  • Local Yazidi refugees ring in the new year apart: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg Landlord Doesn’t Even Wait To Meet Renter To Discriminate: Huffington Post


  • NDP slams Pallister government’s plan to revamp pesticide law, but municipalities welcome change: CBC
  • Pallister government quietly shutters agency responsible for environmental protection programs: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Over 100 people forced from homes as rivers rise on Opaskwayak Nation in Manitoba: APTN News
  • Spring flooding starts in Northern Manitoba: APTN News
  • Long Plain flood evacuees likely going home, Peguis weeks away: Winnipeg Free Press
  • City giving away compost at Earth Day party: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Where it’s Earth Day, every day: Winnipeg Free Press


  • ‘It’s mean to us’: Seniors stranded for a week after elevators at Winnipeg condo building break down: CBC
  • Winnipeg bystanders step up to the plate for a third of heart attack patients: CBC
  • Activist says Manitoba Health was ‘deceitful’ to withhold chiropractic report: CBC
  • Health minister hints that changes are coming to chiropractic subsidies: CBC
  • Premier urges patience from rural residents expecting quick fix to rural healthcare: CBC
  • Canadian researchers find new compound to potentially fight antibiotic-resistant infections: CBC
  • Publicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says: CBC
  • ‘A huge blow for our community’: Winnipeggers speak out against Concordia ER closure at town hall: CBC
  • Manitoba ombudsman launches probe into MRI patient information leak: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Investigation launched after medical information of Winnipeg Jets players, politicians leaked: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘The system failed‘: addict kept getting prescribed opioids, says grieving mom: CBC
  • Patient Puppets help sick kids understand their illnesses and enjoy time at the hospital: CBC
  • Winnipeg addict talks about ‘getting clean’ from opioid use: APTN News
  • Province’s decision whether to cover $350 abortion pill months away: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mental health gets royal treatment: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Dream about lanterns inspires MMIW gathering on Winnipeg bridge: CBC
  • First Nations youth launch album covering hope, challenges of living in remote communities: CBC
  • Residents of western Manitoba First Nation frustrated by crumbling highway: CBC
  • New version of Louis Riel opera emphasizes Indigenous roles and languages: CBC
  • Death toll in flooded-out Manitoba First Nation hits 92 as evacuees wait to return home: CBC
  • Manitoba flood evacuees get Easter surprise: CBC
  • The deadly cocktail: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Healing by the fireside: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pilgrims marching for indigenous rights: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Indigenous community questions appointeesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Opting for litigation over reconciliation: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Tuition protest the start of a ‘long and escalating fight back’: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Stricter rules for inmate supervision needed after prison kitchen stabbing: inquest: CBC
  • Former cabinet minister-turned-Manitoba judge broke conflict of interest rules, commissioner finds: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Commissioner had ‘no jurisdiction over Justice Toews‘: Tapper: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Man found guilty of fatal double stabbing in Winnipeg rooming house: CBC
  • Winnipeg media apply to broadcast trial of Tina Fontaine’s accused killer: CBC, APTN News
  • Roadside tests for pot need rethink before legalization, say defence lawyers: CBC
  • Winnipegger facing U.S. drug charges loses extradition fight: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Sentence in dead-babies case to be heard in July; decision will be broadcast live: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Social-media posts lead to child-pornography chargesWinnipeg Free Press
  • No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move, Liberals say: Winnipeg Free Press
  • More kitchen staff needed to monitor inmates: judge: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg man charged with making, owning child pornWinnipeg Free Press


  • Union workers rally against budget ‘attack’ on public service: CBC
  • Brian Pallister marks a year in office with speech to business community: CBC
  • Mayor’s inner circle approves voluntary lobbyist registry: CBC
  • Transport Minister promises legislation on airline passenger rights: CBC
  • Dairy Farmers of Manitoba shoot back at Trump after he calls out Canadian industry: CBC
  • Pallister tells Bowman the province isn’t ready to call an inquiry into Winnipeg scandals: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Angry parents sound off at Winnipeg School Division board meeting over cuts to bus service: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg’s police board taking flak for its lack of diversity: APTN News
  • ‘Toothless tiger’ or model of integrity?: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Hidden from public eye, Selinger appears to be searching for graceful exit: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Asper picked as new head of police boardWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg police using technology to intercept cellphone communications: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeggers in favour of transit police, survey reveals: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police board nomination violates bylaw: Eadie: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability & Accessibility

  • Family of small boy with cerebral palsy in Winnipeg say they are being discriminated against: APTN News

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winnipeg news april 16 2017