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CMHR workplace culture marred by "pervasive and systemic" racism

Danielle Da Silva
08/5/2020 12:30 PM
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Deadliest day in Manitoba; virus restrictions to tighten in northern region

Code orange called on city schools

'Someone's gotta say something sooner or later' - Impact of unsolved North End shooting spree ripples decade later

Hall happily accepts one very special delivery - Blue Bombers head coach hands off Grey Cup ring to his defensive co-ordinator in Regina

Leaving a blank in Churchill - Travel ban breaks decades-long chain of federal polar bear research

Inspiration from the Interlake - William Prince's new album explores music of his roots

Action required on 'unavoidable' deaths

Parkview Place hectic and scary, say resident and family member

All or none: businesses forced to close demand equal treatment - Two-week pandemic order called unfair

Eleven patients, five staff infected with COVID in St. B outbreak

Public health buck stops with Pallister

Schools searching for safe (and warm) spaces as winter approaches

Journey of healing - Machete attack on dog highlights lack of animal welfare resources in remote communities, vets say

Local stores face online onslaught - 'If people don't shop local now, small business just won't survive'

Digital concert series now streaming to a device near you - Senior centre reaches out with weekly streaming concert performances

City playing hardball with Katz - Goldeyes owner grounding out in lease-extension negotiations

Pandemic drops curtain on theatrical venues

Paramedic accuses firefighters of refusing to help injured Indigenous woman - WFPS faces another allegation of racism in the ranks

Manitoba rolls out COVID-19 test booking system

Drivers should be revved for possible insurance-rate cut

Winnipeg School Division flunking communication, critics charge - Public unable to access board meetings in person or online despite legislative mandate

Parkview Place staffing issues, conditions decried

Losing Laine worst outcome for Jets - If talented winger walks, those responsible should be shown the door

Home-court advantage - Former Winnipeggers return to the city for safety net of support

Opposition focus on WE Charity is misdirected

Restrictions, closures set for Winnipeg to beat down COVID cases

Winnipeg COVID-19 test-positivity raises red flags

Frustration, aggravation on the menu - Food-and-beverage sector unfairly targeted by provincial health crackdown, association says

Bars, restaurants pay price for Winnipeg's virus surge

Winnipeg teachers in constant state of anxiety amid pandemic - Educators' coping levels relative to stress is at an all-time low, study finds

Unpaid bills pile up - Unpaid utility bills pile up during pandemic

Harvesting uncertainty - Manitoba farming couples ponder their futures

Gallery shop game-changer - WAG's reworked gift shop brighter and better connected

Restaurant sector requires code-red support

Winnipeg sets daily COVID record; restrictions to be tightened - Winkler man 38th Manitoban to die from virus

Code red for Winnipeg personal care homes

Spread the message, not COVID: Stay home when sick

'I don't want to die in jail' - Headingley inmate worried he's going to die from COVID

Grounded travel industry seeks to book pandemic escape

Costco workers quit in protest - Wholesale giant not following mandated pandemic protocols, former staffers say

A time to come together - Local hoopsters discuss activism on Emmy-winning ESPN program

Swept away - Business is brooming for Amina Haswell

Extraordinary measure invoked during crisis

Another day, another COVID record - 146 new cases highlight virus’s spread in Winnipeg over last six weeks

Province, RRC partner on swab test schooling

Provincial government introduces 34 bills - Agenda ignores economic, health fallout from COVID, opposition says

Sharing stories, rallying for change - Boosts needed in Manitoba addictions treatment support: advocates

Empty shoeboxes filled with love, toys - Sisters pass 5,000-box mark after 19 years of giving

Treasuring our time together - Parents share special bond with hockey-loving son

Hookah health risks must be considered

COVID cases skyrocket in Winnipeg, new daily record set Tuesday

Hamper drive hampered by COVID - Christmas Cheer Board to distribute food vouchers instead

Brandon COVID case highlights concerns for students with disabilities

Distant cities, similar frustrations - Indigenous communities in Winnipeg and Portland share miserable histories

Curling clubs hurtin' but hopeful - Bottom line taking beating as COVID-19 keeping curlers off the pebble

Beating the bubble blues - Pandemic has seen a record number of adults taking music lessons

Work outlook improving despite pandemic

Lab capacity concerns arise as Manitoba ramps up COVID-19 test collection

Return to class hasn't spiked COVID cases

'More people are becoming aware' - 56 per cent of Manitobans admit to past racist behaviour: poll

Thankful for a warm, well-lit Thanksgiving - Manitobans were digging out and huddling up after early winter wallop a year ago

Charity in a changed world - There will be lots of turkey and plenty of hope, but Thanksgiving will be far from traditional for local organizations that feed the needy

A passion grows from pain - Artist's emotion-laden work draws on memories

Stastny heading back to the 'Peg - Jets get veteran centre back after stint in Las Vegas

Still plenty of reasons to give thanks

Premier scrambles to announce new virus test sites - Relief for long wait times promised

Winnipeg records highest daily case count

Human nature could be bigger threat than COVID

Lack of clarity unmasks harassment - Face-covering exemptions are not taken seriously, says mom who unsuccessfully challenged school division

Winnipeg driving toward revamped parking strategy

Dawes living the dream in the KHL - Winnipeg winger all-time points leader for non-Russian players

Right time for reflection - All-Manitoba exhibit showcases mix of works from the WAG vault

A blank slate in the heart of Exchange District - The redevelopment of the former PSB site will reshape Market Lands

COVID-19 message must reach youth

'Help me, I don't want to die like the others' - Care home residents scared after fourth person dies of COVID-19

Improving education key Tory priority - Opposition parties say throne speech lacks pandemic plan

Should Pallister stay or should he go?

Throne speech empty on pandemic strategy

Ink flows through their veins - National Newspaper Week recognizes efforts of the journalists keeping small-town papers alive

The rights stuff - New CMHR boss optimistic about putting museum on new course

Jets select Swedish left-winger in NHL draft's second round - Jets GM 'comfortable' with how draft unfolded

Good reason for another trip to Ottawa

Front-line anxiety builds as COVID-19 numbers rise

Stunned to be a stat - Free Press sports reporter answers phone Sunday morning to find out he's one of the day's 36 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba

Manitoba MLAs ready for socially distanced throne speech

Family accused of staging hate crime 'want their day in court' - Lawyers for former BerMax Caffé owners say COVID forced them to remain in California

Power broker - NDP back in game under direction of former Manitoba cabinet minister

Small still on journey to acceptance - Sami Jo Small still on journey to acceptance

Putting a pandemic on ice - Cold-weather comforts will be essential during cool COVID-19 winter

Johnson facing impossible Brexit deadline

Last call for alcohol: 10 p.m. - Province curtailing hours of bars, licensed restaurants to slow COVID spread

Province moves to double Winnipeg COVID-19 test sites: Friesen

Culture in the classroom - Report aims to increase representation of Indigenous peoples as educators

Family accused of staging hate crime now living in California - Arrest warrants issued for former owners of BerMax Caffé

Right place, right time - Downtown Bay building a monument to colonization's brutality, but it could be transformed into a place of Indigenous positivity, reconciliation

Thunderbirdz rise on Winnipeg streets - New volunteer patrol group seeks to make impact, build relationships

Sad but sanguine snowbirds steel for winter at home

Pandemic provides cover for human rights abuses

Sun sets on downtown Bay days - HBC closing downtown Bay store in February

Dawn of a new Bay

Failing inspection - Health inspectors say pandemic has added to insurmountable backlog of cases

Wait watchers - Free Press launches crowd-sourced tracker for wait times at city's COVID-19 testing locations

President's positive COVID-19 tests underscores perils of campaigning in a pandemic - Trump diagnosis shows perils of pandemic politics

Manitoba faces pandemic financial challenge on strong footing

Lessons learned as leaves turn - Health experts unravel COVID-19 mystery as Canadians increasingly stay indoors

Rooted in resistance - Walken insists on playing it straight in Manitoba-shot farming film

Bird's-eye view - Bombers mascot co-ordinator has been winging it for the past 30 years

Feelin' the draft in here - Jets join the rest of the NHL for the annual teen talent shopping spree next week

Response too slow to test-site lineups

'Help is on the way' - Health minister vows to cut long lineups for testing

Pallister pulls plug on legislature - Bills awaiting passage die on the vine; new session begins with throne speech Wednesday

Winnipeg's COVID testing woes demand clear answers

Desperate for a cruel reunion - Manitoba Metis Federation donates reward funds, resources to help end Wilfred and Bernice Catcheway's 12-year search for their missing daughter

Changing the score - WSO learns from European pandemic experience in conducting safe return

In a flash, they were gone - City makes changes to traffic lights at Winnipeg intersections to improve pedestrian safety

No need to cram: Grade 12 exams cancelled

Face mask usage unnecessarily politicized

MPI cruises to $180-M profit

Advocates scramble as pandemic eviction moratorium ends

Boost in home-schooling won't affect school funding: province

A 'responsibility' to help - Retired Winnipeg nurse, 69, has been volunteering for more than six months on pandemic frontlines

How's business? Terrifying, thanks - Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce provides mental-health support, advice for COVID-traumatized entrepreneurs

Restaurants put best foot forward with takeout options - Pick and choose your meal with Poké Mono

U.S. debate a low point for political discourse

Balanced-budget celebration fleeting - Pallister government makes good on promise ahead of schedule, but expects pandemic-fuelled $3-B deficit will follow

Ignoring the facts makes for a better budget story

Nurses, aides suffer burnout as COVID increases among ranks

Proceeding with caution - Local religious groups navigate new pandemic guidelines

Pandemic-related salary freezes cast chill on 2021

Jennifer was Jonesing to get back on the ice

Poetry in motion - Public art project rolls out words onto Winnipeg streets

One last chance to avoid last call

Manitoba adopting COVID-alert technology - Smartphone app will be functional later in week; Prairie Mountain Region man in 70s becomes province's 20th death

Remote-learning equation difficult for divisions - Some Manitoba students still without remote-learning plan three weeks after start of school

Up-front costs pile up for COVID-19 mental health program

Driver charged after Saturday crash kills woman, sends five to hospital

Orange shirt, broken heart - One girl's brutal experience represents every Indigenous life devastated by residential schools; all Canadians should reflect on that multi-generational carnage

Jets need to chase after Cirelli - Lightning forward would solve Winnipeg's second-line centre conundrum

Pandemic inspires thrift shift - Second-hand shops adapt to pandemic

Winnipeg learns it's not easy being orange

Mask mandate ordered in Winnipeg as virus cases spike

Mask-wearing on the menu, but little else changing at city bars, eateries

We can do more; why aren't we?

'Last nail in the coffin' - Many restaurants fear they won't be able to survive any further restrictions

Crisis in care - A quarter of Manitoba's COVID-19 cases linked to hospital and personal care home outbreaks has resulted in death

Tethered by trauma, driven by truth - Former cop helps Winnipeg woman fill in the blanks of her tortured childhood and youth

Moving pictures - Van Gogh exhibit transforms Dutch painter's work into an emotional cinematic experience

Burden to bear - Health, safety precautions top of mind in world of pandemic film production

Hungry for Hungary - Swimmer Kelsey Wog headed to Europe to compete in pro racing circuit

A failing grade on back-to-school preparation

Giant crossword for the week of September 25, 2020

Jumping the COVID testing queue - Manitobans forced to wait in long lineups as industries pay for private tests for employees

Province defers to private lab on COVID-testing questions

Liberals accused of invading provincial territory

Grandiose wishes and a call to arms - Trudeau follows aspirational throne speech with COVID-inspired stay-the-course address

Manitoba families struggle amid autopsy backlog delays

Culture daze - Arts groups move through uncertainty of pandemic with creative approaches

Get ready for a game-changer - NHL puck and player tracking technology promises to revolutionize the sport

Current confusion has even Pallister puzzled