Amidst the discussion about whether to allow cops to participate in the Pride Parade, someone was arrested in the lead-up to the first Trans March. Also in this week’s headlines, more cuts occurred – to chiropractic coverage and a restorative justice program – and MMIWG families retied red ribbons to a bridge after they were removed by the province.

Missing Persons Alert

Update: Kenyon Lavallee has been found safe. 

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Winnipeg police are asking for help finding a missing man. Walter Wayne Steeves, 79, was last seen on Wednesday in St. Boniface.
He is six feet tall and has a medium build. He is balding with white hair on the sides and back, police said. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants and a grey and blue sweater with star and circle pattern on it. Anyone with any information regarding Steeves’ whereabouts can contact the Winnipeg Police Service missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.


Poverty & Community Outreach


Gender & Sexuality

  • Winnipeg dance instructor left in the lurch at OutGames: CBC
  • Conservatives trying to ‘kill the bill’ that would make O Canada gender neutral, senator says: CBC
Pride Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg’s LGBT community gathers at Pride vigil to honour lives lost: CBC
  • 1 arrested in lead-up to Trans March in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Rainbow crosswalk unveiled at The Forks: CBC
  • Police union upset by Pride Winnipeg’s decision against officers in uniform: CBC
  • No weapons, uniforms allowed for off-duty police taking part in Pride parade: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  • ‘We can’t leave her body’: Manitoba Ghanaians want to help after border crosser found dead: CBC
  • Community fundraises to return woman’s remains to Ghana: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Body of woman, 57, found near Manitoba border believed to be asylum seeker, U.S. police say: CBC, Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Ghanaian grandmother who died in ditch en route to Canada might have been able to enter legally: CBC
  • Woman found dead near border was en route to Canada to see newborn granddaughter: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Border-town residents upset, but not surprised by asylum-seeker’s death: Winnipeg Free Press



  • Manitoba government cuts chiropractic coverage by $4.8M: CBC
  • Doctors pen letter pleading for Misericordia urgent care centre to stay open: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Petition protesting closure of Concordia ER presented to health minister: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ERs to be slashed within two years: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Nursing shortage could be on Manitoba’s horizon, union warns: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Big price tag, or big waitlist: addicts face barriers no matter where they turn in Manitoba: CBC
  • Sick, diabetic man says Greyhound bus driver left him stranded on highway: CBC, APTN News
  • Health information of nearly 1,200 compromised after website hack at Prairie Mountain Health: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Jobs to be privatized, union charges: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Health worker guilty of record searchWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba nurse fined $1,000 for privacy breachWinnipeg Free Press


  • ‘An incredible scar.’ This archivist won’t let Canada forget: CBC
  • Meet Manitoba’s new Treaty Commission and the challenges she faces: APTN News
  • Winnipeg financial firm facing federal probe over ‘potential inappropriate payments’ to First Nation: APTN News
  • ‘It’s a breach of treaty’: Manitoba First Nations want promised land: CBC, APTN News
  • Mothers, grandmothers protesting at Long Plain First Nation say child and family services ignoring them: APTN News
  • MMIWG families retie red ribbons province removed from Selkirk bridge: CBC
  • After Day 2, is the #MMIWG Inquiry unfolding as families expected?: APTN News
  • First public hearings for MMIW Inquiry to begin in Whitehorse: CBC
  • MMIW inquiry opens with story of Mary Johns, a mother and residential school survivor: APTN News
  • As more families share, themes, patterns emerging in 1st MMIWG public hearings: CBC, APTN News
  • Who’s in charge at the Inquiry? It sure isn’t the families says Joan Jack: APTN News
  • Missing, murdered women inquiry urged to earn trust of family members: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Missing and murdered inquiry wraps emotional 1st hearings in Whitehorse: CBC
  • Include Indigenous women living on the streets in MMIWG inquiry, says front-line worker: CBC
  • National #MMIW Inquiry hearings in Whitehorse hear from families at first public hearing: APTN News


  • Winnipeg police locate remains of homicide victim Christine Wood: CBC, APTN News, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tribute to slain woman: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘This is Candace’s legacy,’ Wilma Derksen says as Candace House secures location: CBC
  • Prearranged funeral money in limbo after funeral company goes out of business: CBC
  • Police still building case against alleged killer of Tina Fontaine: CBC
  • Man dies of suspected fentanyl overdose in South Osborne: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Green light for Uber is discrimination against East Indian cabbies, MLA charges: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts


  • Party loyalty shouldn’t stifle constructive debate in Manitoba Legislature: CBC
  • Manitoba government pushing wage freeze bill through legislature as battle looms: CBC
  • Labour federation to challenge Tories’ wage-control bill in coming weeks: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pallister government to eliminate ‘ground-breaking’ restorative justice program: CBC
  • Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to introduce bill to chop seats in legislature: CBC
  • Street cred: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Balanced budget plans in jeopardy: academic: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Looks like Pallister could use a vacationWinnipeg Free Press
  • Mayors press Trudeau Liberals for help to handle legalized marijuana: CBC
  • Pallister says Ottawa is failing to act on migrant fileWinnipeg Free Press

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