There are 8 people missing right now potentially in Winnipeg. Also in this week’s news, a crowdfunding blitz raises more than 50k in two weeks, Princeton students come to learn from Winnipeg, a nurse fears for patient safety and more.

Missing Persons Alert

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

Winnipeg police are concerned about a missing 13-year-old girl and are asking for the public’s help to bring her home.

Pamela Anderson, 13, was last seen in Winnipeg’s West End on Oct. 25. She’s five feet five inches tall, with a medium build and long, reddish-brown hair.

Winnipeg police ask anyone who has seen her to contact the missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Suzanna CabralSuzanna Cabral

Winnipeg police have asked for help finding a missing 10-year-old girl.

Suzanna Cabral was last seen in the city’s Weston area on Nov. 1. She’s described as four feet six inches tall with a thin build, long dark hair and bangs.

The Winnipeg Police Service says it’s concerned about her well-being and asks anyone with information to call the missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Serenity FlettSerenity Flett

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for almost three weeks.

Serenity Flett was last seen in East Kildonan on Oct. 10. Flett is described as Indigenous, 5-3, with a thin build, medium-length brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white shirt, black and white pants, black shoes, and carrying a black purse.

Police are concerned about Flett’s well-being and are asking anyone who knows where she is to call the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Poverty & Community Outreach

  • 160 tireless years of family support: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Crafting a place in the art sceneWinnipeg Free Press
  • Women’s shelters doing more with lessWinnipeg Free Press
  • New safety plan seeks to boost monitoring of workplace hazards in Manitoba:CBC
  • Community rallies to aid of Art City after funding delay threatened to cut programming: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Complete success’: Art City programming resumes after more than $50K raised:CBC
  • Opening their eyes: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Teulon woman shot in Vegas at home, may be at fundraising social for her: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Food options limited in inner city: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Isolated Landscapes reveals decades of women’s video work on the Prairies:CBC
  • Police hand out safety tips along with muffins over coffee: Winnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  • Ballet Victoria cuts ties with former Royal Winnipeg Ballet instructor Bruce Monk:CBC
  • ‘I’m a survivor’: MLA shares story of domestic abuse: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Living death’: Study suggests having kids in foster care bad for mothersCBC


  • ‘I am at my wit’s end’: Manitoba man says limited home-care hours too restrictiveCBC

Refugees & Race

  • Manitoba Opera production of Madama Butterfly sparks discussion around race:CBC
  • Refugees boost Altona economy: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Deepened understanding’: Princeton University students visit Manitoba for education on refugees, resettlement: CBC
  • ‘Win-win situation’: Expedited refugee claim process clears cases without hearingsCBC


Manitoba’s Carbon Tax Plan
  • Manitoba premier fires back at Ottawa on climate plan, says provincial strategy will be just as effectiveCBC
  • ‘If we say no, we get Trudeau’: Manitoba environment minister backs carbon tax:CBC
  • Feds’ climate-plan rebuke not ‘thoughtful’: Pallister: Winnipeg Free Press


  • Grace Hospital nurse fears for patient safety amid changes: CBC
  • Manitoba government rejects call to change how organs donatedWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province calls special committee to improve ‘unacceptably low’ organ donation rate: CBC
  • Manitoba nurses part of ‘Wear White Wednesday’ national movement: CBC
  • Proposed legislation to protect health professionals who object to assisted dyingcalled ‘one-sided‘: CBC
  • Medically assisted dying: What happens when religious and individual rights conflict?: CBC
  • Arthritis Society a big help for concerned mom: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘They lost my baby‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Funeral held for stillborn misplaced by hospitalWinnipeg Free Press
  • National health monitor gives coronary care top marksWinnipeg Free Press
  • Unions fighting WRHA clawback of overpayments to employees: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Practice bravery‘: Winnipeg psychologist hosts event to help people deal with anxiety: CBC
Deer Lodge Loses Nurses
  • Equivalent of 15 nursing jobs to be eliminated at Deer Lodge Centre: union: CBC
  • Deer Lodge losing 15 nurses, adding aides; math doesn’t add up for Kinew: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Like we’re family’: Riverview patient speaks out as nurses’ jobs deleted, new LPNs hired: CBC


  • Maori program helps ManitobaWinnipeg Free Press
  • Reconnecting with the landWinnipeg Free Press
  • Norway House chief believes meeting with judges will bring changeCBC
  • Missing and murdered inquiry wants task force established to review cold cases: CBCWinnipeg Free PressAPTN News
  • Lake St. Martin flood evacuees finally get to return homeWinnipeg Free Press, CBCAPTN News
  • Winnipegger’s picture book about residential school legacy wins Governor General’s AwardCBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Louis Riel’s walking stick donated to Manitoba Museum: CBC
  • Possessing all Louis Riel artifacts would help Métis own their story: law student: CBC
  • Who is Métis? Statistics Canada numbers open window on debate: CBC
  • First Nation banishes man suspected of selling drugs in community: CBC
  • First Nations should reconsider banishment, says Indigenous physician: CBC
  • Nation to Nation: How band membership is determined became an issue on Parliament Hill: APTN News
  • ‘This is our birthright’: Indigenous senators call on PM to end discrimination against women in Indian Act: CBC
  • Families want MMIWG inquiry extensionCBC
  • Workshops hope to inspire Indigenous youth to get involved in mapping: CBC
  • From street to scholar: Jesse Thistle creates new definition of Indigenous homelessnessCBC
  • New documentary about iconic Aboriginal artist making its Winnipeg premiere:APTN News (Video)

Justice & Crime

  • ‘Zombie drug’ flakka may have hit Winnipeg streets: police: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Police warn more potentially lethal Halloween-stamped fentanyl blotters could be in Winnipeg: CBC
  • ‘People do not want to wait’: Train operator says Winnipeg tracks notorious for illegal crossersCBC
  • ‘They threw him out to me’: Friend describes chaos at Kelvin before, after stabbingCBC
  • Man wanted in numerous violent offences could be armed, dangerous: Winnipeg police: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • RCMP still searching for answers in decade-old unsolved killingWinnipeg Free Press
  • Police ask public to avoid Main St. from Higgins to Euclid on Friday evening: Winnipeg Free Press, CBC
  • Walk-in clinic doctor now faces nine sex-assault chargesWinnipeg Free Press,CBC
  • The silent witnessesWinnipeg Free Press
  • Investigators seeking witness in hit-and-run involving police officer: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba judges to hold meeting with Indigenous leaders to improve justice system: Globe & MailCBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Lives in the balanceWinnipeg Free Press
  • Concerns about teacher should be directed to authorities, not Facebook: law professor: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Accused killer of Kelvin High stabbing victim wasn’t who he was looking to fight, court told: Winnipeg Free Press
  • No plan to cut air ambulance pilot training funds, province says: Winnipeg Free Press
In the Courts
  • Killer gets 15 years; confesses in pocket-call to victim’s daughter: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Jury acquits man of murder after stabbing drug dealer to death: Winnipeg Free Press 
  • Guido Amsel bombing trial hears of crater, 70-metre debris field: CBC
  • Man acquitted in Michelle Stobbe murder trial after less than a full day of deliberations: CBC


  • ‘It breaks the law’: Justice minister slams bill to train judicial justices of the peaceCBC
  • ‘Shocking’ comments show Manitoba judicial justices of the peace need domestic violence training, MLA says: CBC
  • Manitoba Justice urged to probe ‘disturbing’ protection order denialCBC
  • With cannabis legalization approaching, Pallister urges cabinet and staff todeclare potential conflicts of interestWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province eager for immigrant workers: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Final chapter?: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pallister gov’t ready to drop unionized worker requirement on project bids: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tories kill Gerrard’s bid to add size, weight to human-rights protectionWinnipeg Free Press
  • Cab fares to increase when province passes regulatory control to city: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘We’re going in the right direction’: Pallister speaks at PC AGM: CBC
  • Wab Kinew’s troubled past the butt of premier’s joke at PC meeting:CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Shock, fury over expropriation planWinnipeg Free Press
  • Councillor seeking to protect homes ‘understands neither finance nor traffic’: developer: CBC
  • Mayor poised to support Sterling Lyon Parkway switch, even though costs not yet known: CBC
  • Tough-love detour in parkway conflict: Winnipeg Free Press
  • City hall committee kills rogue engineers’ plan to expropriate homes to build road: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Cabbies argue Uber drivers need shields if ride-hailing service comes to Winnipeg: CBC
  • City’s taxi industry wants Uber to play by the same rulesWinnipeg Free Press
  • More speakers than time to speak at final hearing on Uber bill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg’s mayor and CAO have too much power: left-wing think tank: CBC
  • City too secretive about location of Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, councillorsays: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Non-profit group upset at being neglected in bid for Vimy Arena site: CBC
  • Bowman lashes out at political foes: Winnipeg Free Press
  • City expects $400,000 surplus for 2017: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Price of gasoline in Churchill set to jump 30 per centCBC

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winnipeg news april 16 2017