In this week’s news, racism graffiti emerges in Winnipeg, one non-profit gets an unexpected gift from the Canada Games, St. Boniface residents face toxic metals in soil, a tearful reunion occurs at the airport, and much more.

Missing Persons Alert

UPDATE: Kamryn Greyeyes has been found safe.

UPDATE: Dakota Hunter has been found safe.


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

  • ‘Match made in heaven’: Canada Games donates bunk beds to Main Street Project: CBC
  • Downtown Commons: the sequel: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Search party numbers dwindle in hunt for logger missing from Duck Mountain camp: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  • ‘Feels like dreamland’: First Flin Flon Pride begins as rainbow flag raised at city hall: CBC
  • Ghanaian LGBT activist unfazed by hateful backlash: CBC

Refugees & Race

  • ‘Evil in the air’: Former Winnipegger describes downtown Charlottesville following attack: CBC
  • Fake Winnipeg Transit Page Causing a Stir using Racism: APTN News (Video)
  • ‘Sickened … not surprised’: More racist graffiti turns up in Winnipeg: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Far right groups have Winnipeg supporters and must be opposed, says activist, former professor: CBC
  • Hateful graffiti turns up in Winnipeg, alarming residents, Jewish group: CBC
  • Glover laments violence in U.S. during speech to unionists in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press


St. Boniface Soil Testing
  • ‘You shouldn’t be able to taste the metal in your mouth’: St. B residents begin air-quality talks with gov’t: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • St. Boniface residents meet with province to demand new air testsCBC
  • Testing reveals toxic heavy metals in St. Boniface soil: CBC
  • Don’t eat your garden veggies until St. B soil tested: prof: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Residents push for new air-quality tests: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Crop of contamination in St. B?: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Pharmacy dispensing fee payments now capped at $30: CBC
  • ‘There were a lot of boos’: 500 pack hall in Grandview, Man., to discuss EMS overhaulCBC
  • Manitoba families find few detox beds for recovering addicts: CBC
  • Relief line aims to reduce stigmaWinnipeg Free Press
  • Nursing changes will reduce need for overtime, WRHA head says: CBC
  • More than 500 Winnipeg nurses to be offered new jobs after positions deleted:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • WRHA announces $19.9M in renovations to deal with massive health-care revamp:CBC
  • New intermediate intensive care unit at HSC budgeted at $4.8 million: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Province nurses health care through big change: Winnipeg Free Press


  • ‘We just don’t want it to be forgotten’: Tina Fontaine’s family, friends gather 3 years laterCBC
  • Gambler First Nation forms unique partnership with oil firm: CBC
  • Indigenous families facing eviction ask feds to interveneCBC
  • Pray for the waters‘: Great Water Gathering brings Indigenous, non-Indigenous protectors together: CBC
  • tense moment with the Prime Minister: CBC
  • How art and spirituality are defining the ‘water protectors‘: CBC
  • Norway House woman tired of leaky roof, chief blames lack of funding: APTN News
  • New program aims to teach organizations about Indigenous waysWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News (Video)


  • Man who faked physiotherapy licence recently worked at Halifax clinic using alias:CBC
  • Why this man’s van wasn’t included in a huge Ford recallCBC
  • Canada Post requests access to documents seized for RCMP fraud investigation at Winnipeg plant: CBC
  • RCMP officers face probe over drunk-driving allegations: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Inmate died days after force used in arrest, police watchdog says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Mind vs. matterWinnipeg Free Press
  • Despite acquittals, there is reason to believe sex assault victims: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Life’s not fare — at least for some: Winnipeg Free Press
In the Courts
The Police Need Your Help
  • Police seek man who tried to pull woman into van in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Sexual assault suspect wanted for Sherbrook Street arson: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Police seek 1 woman, 2 men in connection with attack: CBC




  • ‘Nothing makes you angrier’: Manitoba couple wants steeper fines for parking scofflawsCBC

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