News/Canada/Manitoba

Supreme Court upholds residential school compensation for former student

April 12, 2019

A former residential school student is entitled to compensation for abuse at the hands of a nun, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that helps clarify the scope of appeals in such cases. The decision came Friday in the case of an Indigenous man, known only as J.W. due to privacy considerations, […]

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Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels ‘like a hostage’ in Winnipeg

April 10, 2019

A Nunavut elder and former MLA with kidney failure says he feels like he’s being held hostage in Winnipeg as he waits to find out if he’s eligible for home dialysis — and if so, which government will pay for it. Peter Kattuk, 68, appears to be caught in the middle of a funding clash over home dialysis […]

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‘Knee-jerk reaction’ to ASIMIL8 licence plate contravenes right to freedom of expression, lawyer argues

April 8, 2019

A Winnipeg man is challenging Manitoba Public Insurance in court on Monday, arguing the Crown corporation’s decision to revoke his personalized, Star Trek-themed ASIMIL8 licence plate was unjustified censorship. Nicholas Troller’s lawyer argued the Manitoba government has invited vehicle owners to express themselves through its personalized licence plate program for more than 15 years. James Kitchen, from the […]

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Family left in dark for weeks after deadly salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 7, 2019

The daughter of a resident in a Winnipeg long-term care home that was the site of a deadly salmonella outbreak last month says she was never informed about what happened. Holly Doan’s 93-year-old mother lives at Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. Earlier this week, the 116 bed facility confirmed two people died after a […]

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‘Bewilderment and shock’ as Hutterite colony tries to buy shrinking Manitoba town

April 6, 2019

A Hutterite colony in southwestern Manitoba is considering the unusual step of buying a shrinking rural town and moving in. The tiny population left in Mather, Man., 170 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, have learned the neighbouring Willow Creek Colony wants to purchase the community — including houses, a post office, an arena and the streets tying them all together. The approximately […]

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Visit from classmates a wish come true for northern Manitoba girl fighting brain cancer in Winnipeg

March 20, 2019

After being diagnosed with brain cancer in December and spending weeks away from her home in northern Manitoba, Grade 4 student Kailyn Danielson had one special wish. She wanted to spend a day in Winnipeg, where she’s undergoing treatments, with her classmates from Cranberry Portage Elementary School. On Wednesday, her wish came true, after a local charity, the […]

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Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt says new report on teen’s death to reveal ‘heartbreaking’ details

March 12, 2019

The long-awaited report about the death of Tina Fontaine and the systems meant to protect her contains many “heavy” and “heartbreaking” details, according to the great-aunt of the Manitoba teenager. “It’s awful. Things I didn’t even know,” said Thelma Favel after a five-hour briefing last week from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.   […]

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‘Not enough has changed’: Advocate calls for action before more children die like Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019

Tina Fontaine didn’t receive a single counselling session before she died — even though multiple organizations knew the teen was in dire need of help as she struggled with grief and addiction, a report on her death revealed Tuesday. When her father was killed in 2011, victim services failed to provide the then-12-year-old with promised counselling, and years […]

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Parents in ‘unbearable pain’ over killing of son in Winnipeg home invasion plead for justice

March 6, 2019

The parents of a 17-year-old boy killed in a random home invasion in Winnipeg want their son to be remembered as a hero and are praying justice will be served in his senseless slaying. Imelda and Jaime Adao are trying to come to terms with the killing of Jaime Adao Jr., whom they affectionately called […]

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‘Something’s missing, and it’s him’: Winnipeg family reeling after teen’s death in random home invasion

March 5, 2019

With the loss of her 17-year-old nephew in a deadly home invasion, Roxy Roy says she feels a part of her is missing. Jaime Adao died after being attacked Sunday in his home on Winnipeg’s McGee Street. Police said the student at Technical Vocational High School was home with his grandmother when a man forced his […]

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