Brittany Hobson

The Canadian Press

Brittany Hobson is a reporter with The Canadian Press. A graduate from Red River College's creative communications program, her work has been published by CBC, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Community News Commons.

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Better supports needed for children, youth who witness intimate partner violence, Manitoba advocate says

A report released Wednesday by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth's office details how intimate partner violence affects children who witness it. The research suggests that every two hours, a child in the province witnesses a police-reported case of intimate partner violence.

Ukrainian mother finds safety in Canada, but drawn back to homeland to help

Nadiia Kuzniak and her son Yurii left their home in Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine on Feb. 24, the same day a Russian missile struck the city's airport. Kuzniak has since returned to her homeland, drawn by a desire to help. It's unclear how long she'll stay.

Investigation into CN train derailment in Manitoba finds repair error played a role

An investigation has revealed that a 2019 train derailment that caused a large crude oil spill in western Manitoba was caused by a repair error made months prior.

Father of woman found dead in house fire says he tried to get her away from accused

The father of a woman who was found dead, along with her two children, says he tried for years to get his daughter away from the man accused of the three murders.

'Youth are experts': Manitoba children's advocate gets input from young people

Several years ago, the office of Manitoba's children and youth advocate was looking to attract youth to actively participate in its work.

Civilian guard accused of sexually assaulting female prisoner in Manitoba RCMP cell

​​​​​​​RCMP say a civilian contractor working as a guard at a northern detachment has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was behind bars.

Pandemic underscores value of culturally sensitive Indigenous health care: experts

Doctors and front-line agencies say COVID-19 has underscored the value of culturally sensitive and community-based health-care services for Indigenous people and the need to continue them past the pandemic.

Police in India detain 6 in connection with deaths at Canadian border

Police in India have detained six people in a crackdown on illegal immigration after four people were found frozen to death last week in Manitoba, near the border between Canada and the United States, officials said on Thursday.

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

A First Nation in Alberta says it's been nearly three months since it was supposed to take legal control of its own child welfare but the provincial government won't recognize the arrangement made possible by federal legislation.

Prominent Anishinaabe elder Dave Courchene Jr. dies at 71 in Manitoba

The son of a prominent Manitoba elder who died Wednesday at age 71 hopes the work his father was doing to share Indigenous knowledge and teachings will continue at the internationally recognized centre he founded decades ago.

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