Austin Grabish


​Austin Grabish landed his first byline when he was just 18. He joined CBC in 2016 after freelancing for several outlets. ​​In 2018, he was part of a team of CBC journalists who won the Ron Laidlaw Award for the corporation's extensive digital coverage on asylum seekers crossing into Canada. This past summer, he was on the ground in northern Manitoba covering the manhunt for B.C. fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, which attracted international attention. Email:

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Teen now accused of murder was charged in April Liquor Mart robbery that ended in fatal police shooting

The 15-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in a Canada Day shooting was also charged earlier this year in connection with a Liquor Mart robbery that ended in the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old girl, CBC News has learned.

Crown wants 15-year-old to serve adult sentence for shooting death of Danielle Cote

A Crown prosecutor wants a 15-year-old boy who is charged with first-degree murder for a Canada Day shooting that killed a Winnipeg woman to serve an adult sentence if the teen is found guilty of the slaying.

Embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights must repair damage: former employees, union

The CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is gone after three weeks of controversy surrounding the national institution, but former employees say more action needs to be taken to effect change.

Museum for Human Rights CEO resigns after LGBT censorship, allegations of racism, harassment

The president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment and racism at the Winnipeg institution, as well as complaints that staff were forced to censor LGBT content.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights employees say sex harassment complaints dismissed by human resources

​​​​​​​Five current and former female employees at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg allege they've been sexually harassed by the same male colleague and say their complaints to human resources were dismissed.

Non-profit suspends talks with Canadian Museum for Human Rights over planned exhibit on gay purge

A non-profit that is mandated to memorialize the LGBT purge of federal employees has suspended negotiations with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights over a planned exhibition.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights CEO won't seek reappointment after staff allegations of racism, homophobia

John Young, the CEO of the Winnipeg museum, says he will not be seeking reappointment when his term ends this August.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights employees say they were told to censor gay content for certain guests

Current and former employees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg say its management would sometimes ask staff not to show any gay content on tours at the request of certain guests, including religious school groups.

Garbage truck, tractor brought in to clean up 2 Winnipeg homeless camps

Residents of two encampments near the Disraeli Bridge have been ordered by the City of Winnipeg to leave by Friday.

Residents of homeless encampment gear up for city takedown

Residents of two homeless encampments near downtown Winnipeg are getting ready for the City of Winnipeg to take their camps down.

Refused service, looked over for a job, profiled in a store: Black Manitobans recount experiences of racism

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the protests that have followed, have sparked conversations about racism black Manitobans have endured in the province.

Fire destroys 6 cabins in Manitoba's Beaver Creek Provincial Park

Firefighters continue to battle wildfire in Beaver Creek Provincial Park that has forced the evacuation of cabins in the area and destroyed six cottages.

High-profile community activist Michael Champagne no longer with Aboriginal Youth Opportunities

The man who co-founded Aboriginal Youth Opportunities and rose to become an internationally recognized high-profile community activist and public speaker has left the organization.

Winnipeg Jets fans share mixture of excitement and trepidation on NHL's tentative playoff plan

Fans have mixed reactions to the NHL’s tentative return-to-play plan that would see the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs if the league is able to hit the ice again this season.

Artist Kent Monkman's painting of partially nude Trudeau with laughing women creates uproar online

Renowned artist Kent Monkman has come under fire for creating a painting that shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau partially nude on his knees preparing for what Monkman says is a consensual act while Indigenous women surrounding him laugh.