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The Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations

October 29, 2014
| When the waters of Shoal Lake were diverted to provide drinking water for the city of Winnipeg, the community of Shoal Lake 40 became an island, cut off from services and transportation.
Length: 11:33 minutes (10.59 MB)
Photo: Vianney (Sam) Carriere/flickr
| October 29, 2014

Moving forward from Winnipeg's municipal election

Photo: flickr/Judy McIntyre

Progressives in Winnipeg were dealt a major shock on Wednesday evening as two-time mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis fell short in her second bid for the mayor's chair, falling to Progressive Conservative affiliated privacy lawyer, Brian Bowman, with Robert-Falcon Ouellette placing third. 

Having consistently polled in first for over a year, after finishing a strong second in the 2010 contest, many were shocked to see Wasylycia-Leis lose the race, especially by a 50,000 vote margin. 

The trend continued: only one incumbent councillor endorsed by the Winnipeg Labour Council was defeated. Jason Schreyer, son of former Premier Ed Schreyer, defeated former Winnipeg Jet Thomas Steen, who's campaign was dogged by controversy around recent assault charges.

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Pimicikamak occupation of the Jenpeg dam
| October 22, 2014

The Wilderness Committee celebrates as crude oil shipment plans derail

Photo: flickr/Roy Luck

Omnitrax Canada announced on Aug. 15 that they would no longer pursue plans to ship crude oil across its northern rail line to the port of Churchill on Hudson Bay. The announcement came after another derailment in northern Manitoba. Omnitrax Canada president Merv Tweed said the company is choosing to focus on the grain market instead.

"Northern Manitobans and Wilderness Committee members are ecstatic today, as this risky oil-by-rail plan has been shelved," said Eric Reder, Manitoba Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee.

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Photo: Plonq/flickr
| June 4, 2014
Redeye

Book: Racialized Policing

June 2, 2014
| Sociologist Elizabeth Comack interviewed nearly 80 Aboriginal people in Winnipeg in her research for this book. They reported experiences that were overwhelmingly negative.
Length: 17:22 minutes (15.91 MB)
Photo: Arlo Bates/flickr
| May 28, 2014
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
| May 26, 2014
The Green Planet Monitor

Twelve Canadians: Social Enterprise

May 15, 2014
| Winnipeg's Social Enterprise Centre is boosting skills, generating employment and promoting community in Winnipeg's gritty north end.
Length: 29:47 minutes (68.2 MB)
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