In this week’s news, one local business gives away its leftover food, a historic school system opens, a cop that was allegedly impaired is charged in a fatal hit and run, Manitoba releases its expert legal opinion on the climate plan, 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.

Taya GuimondTaya Guimond

Police in Powerview, Man., are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old girl. Taya Guimond was last seen in Powerview Oct. 2 and RCMP believe she may now be in Winnipeg or Selkirk.

Guimond is described as being 5’3″ tall, with a heavier build, brown eyes and straight, shoulder-length black hair. Police are concerned for Guimond’s well-being and ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Powerview RCMP at 204-367-8728.

Donald King

Winnipeg police are looking for a senior who hasn’t been seen in a week. Police sayDonald King, 63, was last seen on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Windsor Park. Officers are concerned for his well-being.

King is six feet one inches tall and has a slim build and short white hair with stubble on his face. He was last seen wearing glasses with dark rims, a black sweater, blue jeans, grey shoes, a plaid scarf and a tan satchel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service’s Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Crampton’s Market owner gives away left-over produce to Bear Clan: CBC
  • Young girls hold blanket drive for Winnipeg homelessCBC
  • Canadians spending big money on homelessness without addressing its root causes: CBC
  • Public housing that’s thrivingWinnipeg Free Press
  • Supporting Jocelyn HouseWinnipeg Free Press
  • Investors Group Field lighting up purple for World Mental Health Day: CBC
  • Dakota Community Centre opens new fieldhouse with help from Jonathan Toews: CBC
  • A tragedy waiting to happenWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Tara loved life’: hundreds honour Brandon nativeWinnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Cops launch child abuse protection campaign: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • CBC Manitoba Future 40CBC
  • Superhero breakfast raises funds for Manitoba women shot in Las Vegas: CBC


Gender & Sexuality

  • Student unions in Winnipeg join national effort to end sexual violence on campus:CBC

Refugees & Race

  • ‘I have hope’: Most refugees now waiting 16 months to have claims heard: CBC
  • Migrants to Manitoba not asked about religionWinnipeg Free Press




  • MKO chief ‘cautiously optimistic’ new hire can put MMIWG inquiry back on track:CBC
  • Indigenous youth essential to workforce: studyWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Historic’ school system gets grand opening on Wednesday: CBC
  • New school system in Manitoba comes with new curriculum, more cash per student: APTN News
  • New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital: CBC
  • Manitoba’s child welfare crisis to be tackled through law, funding changes:CBCWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News
  • Regaining her talkWinnipeg Free Press
  • Hydro urged to consider Indigenous peoples, environment in future projects: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Fund provides assistance to First Nation entrepreneursWinnipeg Free Press
  • Destroying personal accounts of residential schools would just compound the tragedyCBC
  • Historic First Nations school system in Manitoba represents change the whole country needs: Philpott: CBC
  • Support growing for reset to national MMIWG inquiry, say groups: CBC
  • First Nations students happily ‘in shock’ after Justin Trudeau sends playful video:CBC

Justice & Crime

  • Most protection orders dismissed or droppedWinnipeg Free Press
  • Crown stayed assault charge against retired RCMP officer, complainant left in the dark: CBC
  • Winnipeg senior who spent 41 years behind bars now facing life in prisonCBC
  • Protection order denied because danger wasn’t ‘imminent,’ woman told: CBC
  • Too many protection orders denied, says domestic violence expert: CBC
  • 2nd crash involving pedestrian and Winnipeg police officer investigated: CBC
  • Violent 12-year-old Winnipeg boy with long rap sheet finally in custody: Winnipeg Free Press
  • IIU investigating alleged assault during arrestWinnipeg Free Press
The Hit-and-Run Killing of Cody Severight
  • Hit-and-run will be the biggest test yet of police watchdog’s independence: Robert Taman: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg police officer charged in fatal hit and run allegedly impairedCBC
  • Cop accused in fatal hit-and-run ‘should have known better‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • From a cold one to a chilling realityWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘We’re not going to let this one slide’: Family of Winnipeg hit and run victim wants apology from cop: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Family members talk during vigil for Cody Severight: Winnipeg Free Press
  • No place for ‘shifters’ in modern-day policing: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police chief Danny Smyth makes a statement regarding the fatal hit and run: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg police chief says off-duty officer could face more charges in fatal collision: CBC
  • Repeat of botched Crystal Taman-police crash case ‘virtually impossible,’ criminologists say: CBC
In the Courts
  • Dan the Magic Man gets 5 years for child sex abuse imagery: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Young mother spared penitentiary time for violent home invasion: CBC
  • Man awaits sentence for threatening to release photos: Winnipeg Free Press
  • New trial ordered in case tossed out over gender error: CBC


  • Feds, Winnipeg play hot potato with sewage-treatment billionsCBC
  • Feds have right to impose carbon tax on provinces, says U of M law prof: CBC
  • KPMG’s value-for-money report is an exercise in confusion: CCPA: CBC
  • Province should take steps to get out of public housing: KPMG: CBC
  • Fiscal pain flows downhill as cutbacks mount: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba climate adviser charged nearly $60K in travel expenses since August, documents show: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province can cut more than $20M in education funding: KPMG report: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Public hearings scheduled for five controversial Tory billsWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘True colours’: Fire-paramedic chief’s respectful workplace policy breach becomes public at hearing: CBC
  • WFPS chief tells hearing he was ‘eager to apologize’ in spat with paramedic union:CBC
  • Chief, union lawyer clash during questioning: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Chief ‘clearly contributed’ to conflict: report: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Oh God barf’: Firefighters union president’s texts to chief prompt gasps at arbitration hearing: CBC
  • Churchill resident sends message to politicians: ‘look north dude‘: CBC
  • Churchill business offers to replace Trudeau’s moccasins, if PM helps struggling town: CBC
  • Fix Churchill rail line in 30 days or face $18.8M lawsuit, Ottawa tellsOmnitrax: Winnipeg Free PressCBC


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