We have all of the coverage on the MMIWG Inquiry hearings in Winnipeg. Also in this week’s news, an “ashamed” U of M student returns his degree, Manitobans hate Pallister’s health tax, a former cop is sentenced for recording nude images of his children, 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.

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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.

Pam Sandhupam-sandhu

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a missing 23-year-old woman. Pam Sandhu was last seen in the South Pointe area of Winnipeg Tuesday evening.

Sandhu is 5’6″ tall, 154 lbs., with long brown hair. Police say they are concerned about Sandhu’s well-being. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 204-986-6250.

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Winnipeg police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing a 13-year-old girl. Kierra Hather was last seen in Winnipeg’s West End Wednesday evening.

She is described as Indigenous in appearance, 5’5″, medium build with medium length straight brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white jacket with black stripes, black leggings and black shoes.

Police said they’re concerned about her well-being and ask anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

  • Man who nearly died in crash giving $25K for MADD bursariesCBC 
  • Dayna Danger has a powerful message for gender non-conforming folks: ‘This work is for you’: CBC
  • In court and on the mat: 2 Future 40 nominees shaping Manitoba through yoga, legal supportCBC
  • Village in decline: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Hospital volunteers find joy in helping kidsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Meet the bike designer who changes livesCBC
  • Singer shined light on nation’s social issuesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Tangled rootsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Life after gangs: Newly published book documents the struggle of leaving a violent lifestyle behind: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Hunter & Gunn barbershop marks five years of trimming locks and giving backWinnipeg Free Press
  • Building Belonging provides fun, safe haven for kidsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Taking back the night in Winnipeg: APTN News

Gender & Sexuality

Refugees & Race


  • Soil testing in St. Boniface reveals ‘no reason for concern,’ province says:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Carbon-reduction plan nears: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Multiple wildfires across province under control: CBC
  • ‘Nobody shows up’: Winnipeg seniors waited 3 weeks for garbage pickup: CBC
  • Green herrings: Winnipeg ‘clean energy’ conference focused on unrealistic solutions: CBC


  • Bumped from surgery 9 times, Winnipeg senior says she’s stuck in medical limboat HSC: CBC
  • 50 new nurse positions to be added at St. Boniface Hospital in scheduling overhaul: CBC
  • Misericordia’s closure left huge hole in care, area residents say: CBC
  • Job deletions, scheduling changes will affect 1,000 nurses at St. Boniface: Winnipeg Free Press
  • WRHA decides on criteria for in-clinic physio, occupational therapy: Winnipeg Free Press
  • No-sedation cataract surgery addresses long wait list, anesthesiologist shortageWinnipeg Free Press
  • Manitobans against new tax: poll: Winnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Pallister reneged on no-tax pledge: poll: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Patients billed for medical abortionsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Full reimbursement promised to HSC patients who paid for abortion pills: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Sister of man choked on city bus says more mental health services needed: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Requests for assisted death increase, health-care team grows to meet need: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Number of medically assisted deaths on the rise in Manitoba: CBC
  • Who is David Peachey? Meet the doctor-turned-consultant behind Manitoba’s health-care overhaulCBC


  • Ojibwe artist works with strangers to create mural at University of Winnipeg: CBC
  • ‘We are tired of waiting ‘: Wasagamack takes airstrip into its own hands after summer wildfire evacuation: CBC
  • Elementary students explore residential school history at Canadian Museum for Human Rights: CBC
  • ‘It tears at the heart’: Manitoba Icelandic museum honours Indigenous hero John Ramsay: CBC
  • Residential school survivors can proactively preserve documents: Bennett: CBC
  • Manitoba, Canada agree to pay $90 million to 4 First Nations for 2011 flood:APTN News
MMIWG Inquiry Hearing in Winnipeg
  • MMIW inquiry begins week of hearings in city with daybreak ceremonies: Winnipeg Free Press
  • MMIWG inquiry hearings in Winnipeg LIVECBC
  • 2 families, 3 missing and murdered Indigenous women; inquiry reveals how tragedy follows tragedyCBC
  • Manitoba family split on testifying at MMIWG inquiry: CBC
  • Families push back at inquiry: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tears, anger as families speak of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Winnipeg: Globe & Mail 
  • Thunderclaps of heartbreak: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Family of Indigenous woman who was decapitated says killing split community:Globe & Mail 
  • ‘They’re cutting our time short,’ Catcheways’ MMIWG testimony delayed, cut back:CBC
  • Investigation a ‘tall order’: commissioner: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Bags full of tears: how the MMIWG inquiry is honouring, healing trauma: CBC
  • ‘I don’t know nearly enough of who I am’: Daughter of murdered parents testifiesat MMIWG hearings: CBCAPTN News
  • Institutions will be held to account, commissioner says: Winnipeg Free Press
  • MMIWG inquiry leaves Manitoba families wanting moreCBC
  • 100s of Faceless Dolls representing missing, murdered women disappear from Native Women’s Association: CBC
  • Police said daughter was probably out drinking, mother of missing woman tells MMIWG inquiry: CBC
  • ‘Not only the RCMP failed you … it’s Canada’ Audette tells family at inquiry: APTN News
  • Sexual exploitation in the spotlight at MMIWG inquiry: APTN News
  • Manitoba rejected 24-hour safe place for LGBTQS2, inquiry told: APTN News
  • Using art to heal at the national mmiwg inquiry: APTN News
  • ‘This is not what I walked across Canada for’ tensions rise at national inquiry:APTN News
  • Nicole Daniels: A freezing death, false assumptions and pain: APTN News
  • Wood smoke and songs kick off MMIWG Inquiry in Winnipeg: APTN News
  • Crimes against women in Manitoba to take centre stage at MMIWG National Inquiry: APTN News 

Justice & Crime

  • Funeral planned for victim of deadly hit and run involving off-duty cop: CBC
  • ‘All we want is justice‘: Funeral held for victim of fatal hit and run involving off-duty cop: CBC
  • First Nation honours man killed in hit-and-run: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Two more cops suspended as probe into deadly hit-and-run widens: Winnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Russell Spence’s mother calls for answers 1 year after son’s death in Winnipeg remand centre: CBC
  • Law experts debate best way to drop cases: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘There has to be a better way’: Manitoba Court of Appeal slams family law system:CBC
  • More than half of police conduct complaints dismissed in 2016 for insufficient evidence: annual report: CBC
  • Make family law system user-friendly: province: Winnipeg Free Press
In the Courts
  • Developer sues 49 Parker Lands protestersCBC
  • Parker lands protesters seek legal defence fund: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Lake Manitoba property owners fighting for class-action suit over 2011 flooding:CBC
  • 911 call at odds with evidence: Crown: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Province files statement of defence for wage freeze legislationWinnipeg Free Press
  • Man who fatally stabbed wife found not criminally responsible: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba chiefs sue province for $888MWinnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Former police officer gets 4-year sentence after recording nude images of his children, possessing child porn: CBC
  • Province allowed convicted sexual predator to live with kidsCBC
 Candace Derksen Trial Verdict
  • Judge to decide fate of man accused in 1984 killing of Candace Derksen today:CBC
  • Mark Grant found not guilty in Derksen murder trial: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Mark Grant’s defence lawyer Saul Simmonds: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Wilma and Cliff Derksen speak after the verdictWinnipeg Free Press
  • Candace Derksen’s parents hold onto love with candlesCBC 


  • KPMG’s value-for-money report fails Manitoba’s universities: CBC
  • MPs staying within expense-report guidelinesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Poll shows support for Pallister gov’t drops after 18 months of cuts and controversy: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Dougald Lamont wins leadership of Manitoba Liberals: Winnipeg Free Press

  • Temporary repairs to Churchill rail line could get it running in 30 days: Consultant report: CBC
  • Churchill will be warm this winter, but its future worries localsCBC
  • Ship carrying supplies and fuel arrives in Churchill: CBC
  • Churchill waits as blame game continuesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winter fuel arrives in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Finger-pointing intensifies as train cars shipped out of ChurchillCBC
  • ‘A very fixable problem‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winter road will be carved through northern Manitoba to get supplies to Churchill:CBC


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