In this week’s news, Riding Mountain sets a new first, the police pay up to 5x more to use a brand-name product, Winnipeg responds to white supremacy, 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

  • Winnipeggers plan impromptu trip to help in Houston: CBC
  • Winnipeg teachers prepare to deal with world news issuesCBC
  • Wide-eyed walking: Children’s book challenges readers’ assumptions, encourages observation: CBC
  • Missing Winnipeg grandmother Thelma Krull legally declared deadCBC,Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race

  • Refugee who lost fingers to frostbite chasing soccer dreams: CBCCBC
  • CBC Asks: How do we respond to white supremacy? It takes a village, presenters say: CBC
  • ‘We are not learning from history’: Hate must be halted, Manitoba Holocaust survivors warnCBC
  • Winnipeg school working with B’nai Brith after student targeted with anti-Semitic messages on social media: CBC
  • Anti-fascists rally against hateWinnipeg Free Press


Manitoba Wildfires
  • Poplar River fire under control as community prepares to go home: CBC
  • Poplar River evacuation order to be lifted Tuesday, chief says: CBC
  • Forest fire evacuees from Poplar River First Nation head homeCBC
  • Red Cross closing Winnipeg convention centre shelter for Island Lake evacuees:CBC
  • Red Cross closes first Island Lake evacuee centre: CBC
  • ‘It’s been emotional’: Evacuees get taste of home in Brandon with bannock, soup:CBC
  • Wildfire evacuees stuck in Winnipeg get a taste of home: CBC
  • Staff at RBC Convention Centre bring comfort to evacuees: CBC
  • Wildfire evacuees lacking basicsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Wildfire smoke reducing air quality in northern Manitoba: Environment Canada:CBC
  • Evacuees’ education on hold as Manitoba kids prepare for back to school: CBC
  • Wildfire evacuees demand province declare state of emergency: Winnipeg Free Press
  • 2 Wasagamack evacuees hospitalized with pneumonia linked to wildfire smoke, chief says: CBC
  • Island Lake communities were ‘all hands on deck,’ but where were Pallister’s priorities?: CBC
  • Organized chaos for nearly 6,000 wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Red Cross trying to find beds for 200 wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Some fire evacuees will return home this week, hundreds more arrive in Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Garden Hill evacuees appreciative of help, but restless: APTN News
  • Manitoba evacuees have suffered due to lack of support, infrastructure: Chief:APTN News
  • Wildfire evacuees making the most out of time in Winnipeg: APTN News



  • Dakota Ojibway declare state of emergency to combat drug crisisCBCAPTN News
  • Southern chiefs work on coordinated approach to opioid crisisWinnipeg Free PressCBC
  • ‘Time is crucial’: MMIWG asks for 2-year extensionCBC
  • Sagkeeng First Nation member named WAG curator of Indigenous and contemporary art: Winnipeg Free Press
  • No criminal intent; plenty of shameWinnipeg Free Press


  • Winnipeg mom wants changes to policy she says excludes son from school bus:CBC
  • Teen left with injured shoulder after arrest, says IIU: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Red-light-running senior to challenge ticket with help of forensic traffic engineer:CBC
  • Teen spent eight months in adult facility by mistake: Winnipeg Free Press
In the Courts


  • Transit advocates want province to get back on the bus, restore 50-50 funding:CBC
  • Manitoba’s economic development strategy backwards: Chamber president: CBC
  • NDP focuses rhetoric on reversal of Tories’ wage-freeze billWinnipeg Free Press
  • University of Manitoba, faculty reach contract agreementCBC
  • U of M faculty vote on deal reached ‘under duress’Winnipeg Free Press
  • Wab Kinew releases tax return after challenge from NDP leadership rival Ashton:CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Ottawa appoints former top bureaucrat to find solution on Churchill rail lineCBC
  • Repairs to Churchill rail line will cost $43.5M: Consultant report: CBCAPTN News
  • Conflict threatens to derail repairsWinnipeg Free Press


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