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Winnipeg Human Rights News: August 20th-26th

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Fundraisers galore in this week’s news! Birthday cakes, video game marathons, free wedding dresses, a camel toe cup and more!

Missing Persons Alert

Scott Hadath

Scott HadathThe family of a Winnipeg man who has been missing since Monday is desperate to find their loved one who disappeared after getting off work. “We’re very distraught right now,” Robert Hadath told CBC Thursday.His brother Scott Hadath has been missing since Monday afternoon when he got off work around 3 p.m. from his job at Canadian Tire on Fermor Avenue. Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP are now searching for the missing 39-year-old.

“This is just not something that you’d expect from Scott,” his brother said. “It’s just out of character for him, so we have no idea what to think at this point.” He’s very reliable.” Hadath, who lives with his mother in the Windsor Park area of Winnipeg, said family started to get worried after his brother didn’t show up for work on Tuesday and they couldn’t get in touch with him on his cellphone.
“Generally if he would go out, he would go out maybe for a couple hours, right, and then he’d be back,” Hadath said. Hadath said friends and family have searched everywhere they can think Scott might be, including the Whiteshell area, where his family owns a cabin, and are desperate to find him. “It’s quite the emotional roller-coaster,” he said. Scott Hadath is described as 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, a beard and hazel eyes.

Scott Hadath is believed to be driving a 2015 black Mini Cooper with Manitoba licence plate HJB 662. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Winnipeg missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Ethan Sumner

Oakbank RCMP are asking Winnipeggers to keep an eye out for a “vulnerable, at-risk youth” who might be in the city. Ethan Sumner, 17, was reported missing on Thursday at about 10:20 p.m., the Mounties say. He was then spotted a few hours later near Vimy Ridge Memorial Park on Portage Avenue. He has not been seen since.

The teen is described as five feet five inches tall, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and dark hair. He was last seen wearing cargo shorts, a dark shirt and a cream-coloured toque. He also might be wearing a camo-coloured hoodie. Sumner is known to hang around on Selkirk Avenue near Salter street. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakbank RCMP at 204-444-3391.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Winnipeg man to donate stem cells to critically ill stranger in Israel: CBC
  • House for homeless Winnipeg men celebrates first year of success: CBC
  • Bear Clan recovers hundreds of syringes in North End garage: CBC
  • Sweet deal: Group bakes birthday cakes for needy familiesCBC
  • New app aims to help Winnipeg youth avoid gang life: CBC
  • Winnipeg offers residents email, text message notifications for emergenciesCBC
  • Lack of funding threatens Knox Community Kitchen: CBC
  • Mean streets: Canadians see Winnipeg as most unsafe cityCBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘It could be a prosperous future’: Afghan Manitoban raising funds for girls’ educationCBC
  • Winnipeg brothers tackle gaming marathon for Children’s Hospital Foundation:CBC
  • ‘As big as the hearts of Winnipeggers’: Unused wedding dress donation grows to include more donors, recipients: CBC
  • Camel Toe Cup: Cheeky name for weekend cancer fundraiser: CBC
  • Bringing Fresh Food to Winnipeg’s North End: APTN News (Video)
  • Drug-related violence cause for concern in Filipino community: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Free concert helps strengthen community: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Portage families who haven’t paid rent get meeting with feds, but eviction date standsWinnipeg Free Press
  • 13th annual Drop Zone lifts charity to new heights: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Teen with cerebral palsy rappels down Winnipeg skyscraper in her wheelchair for charity: CBC
  • murderer’s legacy of love: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Billboards thank Manitobans for supporting True North Foundation programs: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tireless volunteer recognized as unsung hero: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race

  • Venezuelan refugees happy to be safe in Manitoba town, but worried for family back home: CBC
  • Pavilion-petitioning refugee claimants make headlines back homeWinnipeg Free Press
  • 12-year-old Emad the guest of honour at Yazidi community celebration: Winnipeg Free Press
Racism
  • ‘We want to make a statement’: Brandonites to rally against racismCBC
  • Add anti-racism lessons to curriculum: Muslim leader: CBC
  • Silence is violence‘: Winnipeg group hosts community conversation on white supremacy: CBC
  • Woman visiting Manitoba confronts self-proclaimed ‘Nazi’ after racist verbal attack: CBC
  • ‘I’m a Nazi:’ Calgary teacher fends off racial attack in Manitoba, posts video: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Muslims counter hateful video with outreachCBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Anti-immigration’ rally can’t be ignored, activist warns: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

  • Low levels of pesticide found in Manitoba lake after dead crayfish discovered on shore: CBC
  • U of M researchers tell Manitoba Hydro to mow lessCBC
  • St. B soil report now in hands of new minister to determine risk to residents:Winnipeg Free Press
  • Land under towers being wasted: study: Winnipeg Free Press

Health

  • Pharmacy fees won’t be passed on to patients, say pharmacists: CBC
  • Manitoba final province to sign health-care pact with feds: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Health-care workers rally at St. Boniface Hospital to protest possible job cuts:CBC
  • Manitoba program fights loneliness by connecting seniors through conference callsCBC
  • Renting a recycling bin for cancerWinnipeg Free Press
  • Death of front-line care gets spotlight at rally: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen: ‘we helped to raise the issue of Indigenous health‘: Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous

  • After shaky start, MMIW inquiry wraps first 3 days of hearings in Winnipeg: CBC
  • MMIWG forum wraps upWinnipeg Free Press
  • Bunibonibee Cree Nation’s Sarah Harper turns 111CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Remembering ‘condom granny‘: Jackie McPherson, safe sex advocate, dies after career helping youth: CBC
  • Full evacuation ordered as wildfire gets closer to Poplar River First Nation: APTN News
  • Complete evacuation of Poplar River to be finished todayWinnipeg Free Press

Justice

  • North Point Douglas activist questions reassignment of community police officers:CBC
  • Young woman faces sentencing for crash that killed friend: CBC
  • Winnipeg couple slams Walmart Canada Bank for not reversing $6,600 in fraudulent charges: CBC
  • Class action proposed against former RWB instructorCBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Unprecedented’ spike in firearm seizures concerns Winnipeg police: CBC
  • ‘Not business as usual’: Airport evacuation draws blowback from striking workers:CBC
  • ‘Criminal charges will be sought’ in Winnipeg police HQ, Canada Post mail plant probe, say RCMP: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • WPS ‘aware’ of officer testimonyWinnipeg Free Press
  • Officer accused of lying in child porn case: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Sex offender says court delays led to reoffending: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba has no plans to change sexual-assault training for judges: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Telling their stories, concealing their identitiesWinnipeg Free Press

Politics

Federal
  • Niki Ashton rejects NDP leadership endorsement from man B’nai Brith calls a Holocaust denier: CBC
  • No NAFTA town hall for Manitoba yet: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba voice missing, Senate scholar says: Winnipeg Free Press
Provincial
  • Kinew’s checkered past a steep political challengeWinnipeg Free Press
  • Wab Kinew should ‘own up’ to domestic violence charge, says NDP leadership rival Steve Ashton: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Domestic violence activist calls for NDP leadership candidate Kinew to‘acknowledge what he did’CBC
  • MLA and Ashton supporter Mohinder Saran ordered copies of Kinew’s court documents: CBC
  • Ousted Manitoba backbencher asks court to strike down ban on floor-crossing:CBCWinnipeg Free Press 
  • Province wants to tie ‘outcomes,’ ‘expectations’ to funding, says letter:CBCWinnipeg Free Press 
  • Manitoba MLAs get charitable tax credit for giving salary increase back to province: CBC
  • Manitoba investing $54M in school upgradesCBC
  • A funding ‘blood bath‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Councillors irked by province’s control over funding, secrecy: Winnipeg Free Press
Churchill
  • Province approves new 5% accommodation tax for Churchill: CBC
  • Prices, anxiety soar while supplies, patience run low in Churchill after 13 weeks without trainsWinnipeg Free Press

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