Rachel Bergen


Rachel Bergen is a journalist for CBC Manitoba and previously reported for CBC Saskatoon. In 2023, she was part of a team that won a Radio Television Digital News Association award for breaking news coverage of the killings of three Indigenous women, allegedly by a serial killer. Email story ideas to rachel.bergen@cbc.ca.

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40 multicultural pavilions to be featured at Folklorama starting Sunday

Folklorama, the longest-running multicultural festival festival in the world, is kicking off on Sunday with 40 pavilions around Winnipeg.

Manitoba municipal leaders repeat call for safety upgrades at 'extremely dangerous' site of deadly bus crash

Municipal leaders and residents are once again calling on the provincial government to make immediate safety improvements at a southwestern Manitoba intersection that was the site of a deadly bus crash in June, after another serious collision on Monday. 

This Winnipeg doctor wants others to take women's pain more seriously when inserting birth control devices

A Winnipeg health care leader says doctors need to to be more proactive in addressing patients' pain when inserting intrauterine devices (IUDs), an effective birth control device, which can sometimes cause significant discomfort.

Lights, camera, action! 2023 Gimli International Film Festival kicks off

The Gimli International Film Festival is kicking off Wednesday with a number of new events screenings to keep Manitoba film buffs reaching for more popcorn.

Protesters set up new camp at human rights museum after city crews clear blockade at Brady Road landfill

Protesters who had been blockading the entrance to the Brady Road landfill have set up a new camp beside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Former Winnipeg high school football coach pleads guilty to 11 sexual abuse charges

Former Winnipeg high school football coach and teacher Kelsey McKay has pleaded guilty to 11 charges related to sexual abuse of minors.

Supporters hold their ground at Winnipeg landfill blockade as noon deadline to leave passes

Dozens of people outside Winnipeg's Brady Road landfill have built barricades and are signalling their unwillingness to leave, despite a noon deadline from the city to vacate the area and the possibility of legal action.

2 new Indigenous-owned restaurants in Thompson serve up home-cooked meals in tough financial climate

Two new Indigenous-owned eateries in Thompson, Man., are trying to carve out a space for themselves in the restaurant landscape of the northern city using modern takes on traditional, homemade recipes.

School kookum program adds extra layer of support, love for Thompson, Man., children

The two kookums in the Thompson, Man., school division believe they're filling a need in students in their respective elementary schools, offering traditional teachings but also treats and hugs to those who need it.

Soon-to-be-built elders housing in Thompson is in demand

A northern Manitoba city will soon have a much-needed new accessible, affordable housing complex for seniors and elders.