Manitoba to stop putting CFS children in hotels by June 1 after child attacked

APTN National News
A young Winnipeg girl in the care of Child and Family Services is clinging to life after she was attacked.

The assault is being investigated by the city’s homicide unit.

The girl was being lodged in a hotel, as per CFS practice that continues to be criticized.

As APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, the province is promising to stop putting CFS kids in hotels by June 1.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.

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