We’ve gathered all of the info on the wildfire evacuees from Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point, and Garden Hil First Nations. Also in this week’s news, a counter-protest against hate is planned, Winnipeggers react to crises in Sierra Leone, North Dakota and Houston, we finally get a look at what Pallister is thinking re: a carbon tax, and much 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

  • Sierra Leone disaster hits close to home for many in city: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Counter-protest against hate set for legislature: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘I got my wish’: Winnipeg bride-to-be to receive free wedding gown survived addiction, sexual assault: CBC
  • Restored Louis Riel monument to be rededicated Thursday: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • The Pas, Man.’s only homeless shelter announces closureCBC
  • ‘Her loss affects all of us’: Vigil for Savanna Greywind planned in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Around 100 meet in Winnipeg to honour North Dakota woman found dead in Red River: CBC
  • Province cuts funding to centre for low-income Winnipeggers months after 3-year agreement approved: CBC
  • Former Winnipegger among those helping stranded Houston residentsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Coming together for inner-city kidsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Special Olympics experience has made coach ‘a better person’Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeggers rally to get cross-country cyclist back on road after theft: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race

  • Immigration minister should use cultural background to deter asylum seekers: Emerson MP: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Poll finds majority of Canadians disapprove of government’s handling of asylum seekersWinnipeg Free Press
  • Point Douglas man spews ‘white power’ rhetoric through neighbourhood: CBC
  • Hate lives close to home for Eritrean family: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Hire A Refugee founder calls on political leaders to fight racism after hateful Facebook postsCBC
  • RCMP investigate neo-Nazi who harassed Muslim woman in Manitoba:CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  • Draft documents shows Manitoba looking at carbon tax far below federal demandWinnipeg Free Press
  • Cattle cowed into munching nasty weed that’s taking over Manitoba pastures: CBC
  • North Dakota projects seen as threat to Lake WinnipegWinnipeg Free Press
 Parker Land Protects
  • ‘The cost of delay is real:’ Parker Lands injunction will be heard sooner than scheduled: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Parker Lands developer wins appeal, gets early hearing on bid to remove protesters: CBC
  • Police deny outside influence directed it to ignore Parker lands occupation: Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Wildfires
  •  How to help wildfire evacuees from Manitoba First Nations: CBC
  • 3,700 people forced from homes in Island Lake area due to smoke, fire: CBC
  • Emergency shelter set up for Manitoba wildfire evacuees: Winnipeg Free Press
  • More evacuees from northern Manitoba on their way: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘I didn’t really want to come out’: Hundreds of First Nations forest fire evacuees arrive in WinnipegCBC
  • Emotional times can’t shatter family’s spiritWinnipeg Free Press
  • In pictures: Manitoba First Nation wildfire evacuations: CBC
  • Winnipeg emergency shelters take in wave of wildfire evacuees: CBC
  • Kids panic during nighttime evacuation of Manitoba First Nation: CBC
  • As Convention Centre fills, 2nd emergency shelter to open for Manitoba wildfire evacuees: CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Another 1,500 evacuated from Garden Hill First Nation due to wildfire: CBC
  • ‘I just want to get home’: Different worries for 2 Island Lake fire evacuees in Brandon: CBC
  • Military to help evacuate 3 Manitoba First Nations at risk from wildfire: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘We didn’t bring anything‘: Manitoba forest fire evacuees arrive in Brandon: CBC
  • One moment it was sunny then a dark cloud rolled over Wasagamack: APTN News
  • Elaborate operation getting exhausted evacuees to safety: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Evacuees arrive at Winnipeg North Soccer complexWinnipeg Free Press
  • Northern Manitoba blaze not affecting Hydro infrastructureWinnipeg Free Press


  • Break-in tools, meth found after man arrested for riding bike on sidewalkCBC
  • Winnipeg in grips of meth problem, say police: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Hospital boss kept in dark about changesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Philpott charged with collaborating with Manitoba after health-care stand-off: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mental-health, addictions needs not being met, says study of five provinces: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Walk keeping hope aliveWinnipeg Free Press
  • Resident concerned about SOGH ER closureWinnipeg Free Press
  • NDP slam Pallister over ‘secrecy’: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Being Greene on Absolutely ManitobaCBC
  • ‘Definitely a surprise’: Urgent-care changes caught Misericordia president off guardCBC


  • Spend time honouring Indigenous heroes rather than debating Macdonald: Murray Sinclair: CBC
  • Thoughts on the INAC separationAPTN News (Video)
  • Elders teach University of Winnipeg students about Indigenous ethnobotanyAPTN News (Video)


In the Courts
  • Charges stayed in sex case against former Winnipeg Crown lawyer: CBC
  • Ex-lawyer still faces law society probeWinnipeg Free Press
  • 2 Winnipeg women suing car dealership over alleged ‘sexually toxic workplace’CBC
  • Dealership responds to lawsuitWinnipeg Free Press


  • All quiet on the Northern front as Omnitrax, province mum on rail line to Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Feds have ‘demanded’ Omnitrax fix Churchill rail line: CBCWinnipeg Free Press 
  • Manitoba offers money, but no details, to help Churchill: CBC
  • Pallister pledges money for Churchill, blasts Ottawa for inaction: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Churchill chamber president threatens to hold stranded Via rail cars hostageCBC
  • Minister optimistic, but offers no sign of when Churchill rail repairs will begin: CBC


  • Manitoba Muslims celebrate holy day in Winnipeg with prayers, donations to wildfire evacuees: CBC

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