In this week’s news, a settlement is made with -some, but not all – Sixties Scoop survivors, a KPMG report makes several suggestions for further cuts, the courts are brimming with instances of inappropriate relationships, the legislature reconvenes and shows off its improved accessible chambers, 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

  • Five ways to lend a hand to organizations that help the less fortunateWinnipeg Free Press
  • Most Winnipeggers happy with quality of life but discrimination still an issue, report suggests: CBC
  • One-stop spot for families in needWinnipeg Free Press
  • Boy meets world: device lets blind seeWinnipeg Free Press
  • Vermicelli for Thanksgiving: Vietnamese restaurant owner pays it forwardCBC
  • Siloam Mission doubles size of dining room, eliminates outdoor lineupsCBC
  • Syrian refugees put on barbecue to give back to WinnipegCBC
  • Fort Richmond resident thought man with gun demanding keys was playing a Halloween trick: CBC
  • Cooking with conscienceWinnipeg Free Press
  • Koats for Kids puts out plea for winter wear in Winnipeg: CBC
  • ‘She just likes to prove everybody wrong’: Manitoba girl with rare neck growthcomes home: CBC
  • Charity gives hope, meaning to Winnipeggers: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Concrete barriers erected around part of IGF: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Artists are doctors too‘: Tomson Highway to speak at art therapy conference in Winnipeg: CBC
  • Hall kept his word by constantly giving backWinnipeg Free Press
  • WSD re-opens seating on buses for students outside catchment area: Winnipeg Free Press
  • 2 Manitoba authors up for Governor General’s Literary AwardsCBC

Disability & Accessibility

  • Changes in legislature chamber barely noticeable, but monumental for disabledWinnipeg Free Press
  • Disabled football player’s Winnipeg family settles lawsuit with Quebec universityWinnipeg Free PressCBC

Gender & Sexuality

  • U of M students demand changes to school’s harassment policy after Steve Kirby allegations: CBC

Refugees & Race

  • West End refuge for asylum-seekers launched with private funds: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Single mom, sons 1st tenants at new home for refugees in Winnipeg: CBC


New Trash Plan


  • St. Boniface surgeon threatens to stop hand surgeries if physio and occupational therapy programs cut: CBC
  • Southern Health Regions finds $1.2M in savings, larger plan for rural health care remains a mystery: CBC
  • Winnipeg seniors awaiting knee surgery opposes relocation of outpatient service to HSC: CBC
  • ‘Life-saving conversations’: How to advocate for yourself in the health-care system: CBC
  • WRHA restores some free therapy, but criteria unclear: Winnipeg Free Press
  • HSC to revamp old school into $8.8-M clinicWinnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Woman suing health authority for wrongful death after husband taken off ventilator:CBC
  • Physio services take a body blow: Winnipeg Free Press
ER Closures
  • 1 down, 2 to go: Winnipeg loses one of its 6 emergency departments: CBC
  • What you need to know as 1st ER closes in health-care overhaul: CBC
  • Sign comes down as Misericordia Urgent Care Centre prepares to close: CBC
  • Misericordia’s urgent care centre tells its final taleWinnipeg Free Press


  • Families commemorate first official MMIWG day in Manitoba: CBC
  • Largest exhibition of Indigenous artists making waves in Winnipeg: APTN News
  • Once inspired, now inspiringWinnipeg Free Press
  • Construction begins on Reconciliation Way riverside trail: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Indigenous health care not fair, equal, or just: Moran: CBC
  • Federal government gives Manitoba First Nations $19M to fight diabetes: CBC
  • St. Theresa Point student hopes her story will inspire others to stay in school:APTN News
MMIWG Inquiry
  • MMIWG inquiry losing 2 more staffersCBC
  • Another hire, another departure at MMIWG Inquiry: APTN News
  • MMIWG national inquiry names Manitoba woman as executive director: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Families threaten anti-Inquiry coalitions with court action: APTN News
 Sixties Scoop Settlement
  • Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop:CBCAPTN News
  • Sixties Scoop settlement ‘in the best interest of all class members’: Lawyer: CBC
  • Sixties Scoop survivors say settlement, apology a milestone on path to healingWinnipeg Free Press
  • Métis still fighting for Sixties Scoop compensation after being left out of federal agreementCBC
  • ‘Who are you? I don’t know’: Sixties Scoop survivor shares her storyCBC
  • Indigenous residential school records can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules:CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Court order to destroy residential school accounts ‘a win for abusers‘: NCTR director: CBC
  • Sask. lawyer at centre of massive effort to contact 37,000 residential school survivors after court ruling: CBC

Justice & Crime

  • ‘Just a beautiful girl’: Vigil held in Lac du Bonnet for Brittany Bung: CBC
  • Sex assault data show city police likely to lay charge: expert: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Daycare provider was getaway driver for teen thievesCBC
  • Nuit Blanche partygoers pepper-sprayed in Old Market Square: CBC
  • High-risk sex offender rearrested after breaching curfew in Winnipeg:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Police pull body from pond off Keewatin Street, Selkirk Avenue: CBC
  • Teen with machete in his pants arrested on Winnipeg bus, police say: CBC
  • Law society disbars lawyer found guilty of misappropriating $82K in client funds:CBC
  • Nurse’s relationship with patient crossed boundary, college says: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Former school employee faces jail for sex with studentWinnipeg Free Press
  • Police hunt for fourth suspect in fatal July shooting: Winnipeg Free Press
Las Vegas Shooting
  • ‘Everybody was screaming’: 2 Manitobans hit by bullets in Las Vegas mass shooting: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Unthinkable tragedy‘ rocks Brandon: Winnipeg Free PressCBC
  • Brandonites remember shooting victimWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘I couldn’t just leave her’: Las Vegas man carried wounded Manitoba woman to ambulance after shooting: CBC
  • Manitoban shot in Las Vegas tearfully reunites with man who carried her to safety:CBC
  • Funds being raised to help Las Vegas shooting victim from Manitoba: CBC
In the Courts
  • Former cabinet minister files lawsuit over job beefCBC
  • Parishioner suing former Manitoba Anglican priest for alleged sexual exploitation:CBC
  • Senior who exploited at-risk teen gets 4-year sentenceCBC
  • Accused Lac du Bonnet killer got probation last week after apologizing for vicious 2016 assault: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Taking $370K from Winnipeg church nets jail time for former admin: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • New Zealand police help arrest Winnipeg man for child pornWinnipeg Free Press
  • Former RCMP officer pleads guilty to sexual exploitationWinnipeg Free Press


  • Storage for winter propane latest Churchill snag: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Via Rail to ship train out of Churchill, cut service: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Calm Air swoops in to avert fuel crisis in Churchill, Man: CBC


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winnipeg news october 8 2017