Alana Cole

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

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Liberal incumbent MaryAnn Mihychuk battles to keep Kildonan-St. Paul seat on election day

MaryAnn Mihychuk, a former provincial NDP cabinet minister, was part of the red surge that saw the Liberals win seven out of eight Winnipeg area seats in the 2015 federal election.

'We should stand behind what we believe': What some Winnipeg millennials want to see this election

Millennials now make up the largest group of potential voters in Canada, meaning they could have a big impact come election day. 

Middle school students grill Winnipeg South Centre candidates on key election issues

The environment, health and immigration were front and centre at Linden Meadows School Wednesday morning, as three federal candidates running for the Winnipeg South Centre seat fielded questions from students.

'Every day waiting': Why one Manitoba family is waiting for two kidneys

Like all brothers and sisters, Sam and Adam Schellenberg share a bond. But theirs runs deeper. Both have polycystic kidney disease and they're both in need of a kidney transplant.

'What's a day off?' Campaign volunteers in Manitoba ramp up for another election

Just one day after Manitoba's provincial election, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau officially launched the federal election campaign, meaning party machines in the province will have to keep running for another 40 days. 

Ready, set, eat: Le Burger Week kicks off in Winnipeg as restaurant owners prepare for hungry sandwich lovers

This year, 124 restaurants across Winnipeg and a few outside the city are vying for the "best burger" title.

Winnipeggers walk to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

On Saturday, Barb Ashley will be among a group of people gathering at The Forks to mark International Overdose Awareness Day by walking in the Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Memorial Walk.

'It's moving out of my house': After 18 years, co-founder Lara Rae says goodbye to Winnipeg Comedy Fest

When Lara Rae helped launch the Winnipeg Comedy Festival nearly two decades ago, there weren't a lot of options for people who wanted to see live comedy in the city, she says.

Cleaning up and working out: Winnipeggers get fit while picking up litter

A group of Winnipeggers are cleaning up and working out by "plalking" — that's walking and picking up litter along the way.

Main Street Project hires nurse practitioner to speed up access to detox beds

A Winnipeg shelter has hired a nurse practitioner to work within its detoxification and stabilization program in an effort to improve care and speed up access for those seeking help for addictions.

Letters of peace shared at Winnipeg grocery store following mass shooting in New Zealand

Just over a week after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand left 50 people dead and many more wounded, letters with hand drawn peace signs hang at the front counter of Blady Market on Portage Avenue.

'We have to have some feeling of security': Liquor Mart employee says staff stressed by thefts, robberies

The growing number of thefts and robberies in stores is having a serious impact on the well-being of staff, says one Winnipeg Liquor Mart worker. Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries says that's something it's working to address.

'Happy to get my daughter home,' but questions linger over Winnipeg woman's death at Caribbean hotel

As a Winnipeg mother waits for her daughter's body to be flown back to Winnipeg this weekend, she still has questions about what led to the 26-year-old's death while on vacation in the Dominican Republic earlier this month.

Pilot program put police in Winnipeg Liquor Marts to deter thefts

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries says it's working with Winnipeg Police in an effort to curb liquor store thefts in the city.

Manitoba woman says she was locked out of her online banking because of deep voice

A Manitoba woman says she was denied access to her bank account because of the tone of her voice and it's taken days to get the issue resolved.