Austin Grabish


​Austin Grabish is a reporter for CBC News in Winnipeg​ where he files for TV, web and radio. ​​Born and raised in Manitoba, Austin has had an itch for news since he was young. He landed his first byline when he was just 18. Before joining CBC, he reported for several outlets with work running across the country.​ Email:

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First Nations allege junior hockey league poached their players, leaving their teams in jeopardy

Five Manitoba First Nations have launched a lawsuit and want an injunction to be granted to block a newly-minted junior hockey league they allege has poached some of their players.

'My life flashed before my own eyes': Mother of 2 left blind in 1 eye after shooting

A Winnipeg mother who was left blind in one eye after being shot believes she had a guardian angel looking over her as she rushed to move her three-year-old daughter from getting hit.

'Blazing a new trail': OCN's new cannabis store believed to be 1st to open on a reserve

Starting Wednesday, there’s going to be a new pot dealer in town on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation — a legal dealer.

Man 'paying a lifetime for somebody being distracted for 5 seconds' welcomes new distracted driving penalties

Distracted drivers who are caught behind the wheel on a phone or other electronic device in Manitoba will be given a $672 fine, have their licence suspended and get five demerits starting Wednesday.

'All I could do was scream': Woman's daughter, mother killed in Point Douglas fire that's left her homeless

A Winnipeg mother has been left homeless and is in shock trying to come to terms with a fatal house fire that claimed the life of her mother and 12-year-old daughter.

Grieving mother wants life in prison for teen who stabbed her son

The mother of an 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death in broad daylight in a Manitoba resort town is hoping the teen who pleaded guilty to the fatal stabbing will be sentenced as an adult.

Shawn Nason breaks through 8-candidate race to win Transcona

Shawn Nason will be the new councillor in Winnipeg's Transcona ward at the end of a crowded eight-way race.

Calm Air bans employees in safety-sensitive positions from using cannabis 45 days before work

Calm Air, a regional airline that brings passengers to northern communities in Manitoba and Nunavut, has banned all staff in safety-sensitive positions from consuming cannabis within 45 days of flying.

Exchange District walkway called dangerous after vicious random stabbing

Just hours before a Red River College instructor was viciously stabbed outside the old Public Safety Building, a group of concerned residents and store owners identified the spot the attack happened at as needing better lighting.

Legalization creates cannabis career boom in Winnipeg

The legalization of cannabis has created a mini job boom in Winnipeg.

Selkirk high school student arrested after bringing shotgun, ammunition to school

Manitoba RCMP arrested a 17-year-old high school student in Selkirk Tuesday after he brought a shotgun and ammunition to the school in his backpack.

Winnipeg child psychologist arrested in child porn bust

A 72-year-old psychologist in Winnipeg has been charged with possessing child pornography.

'To us, it's a miracle': Churchill residents celebrate repair of railway washouts

People living in the town of Churchill, Man., are getting ready to celebrate the completion of repairs to the lifeline into their community.

'Somewhere, this needs to stop': MMIWG families call for justice at Manitoba Legislature

Loved ones of women who have been murdered or gone missing gathered Thursday at the Manitoba Legislature for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honouring and Awareness Day.

Manitoba sheriffs want to be armed because of 'potentially dangerous' job, safety flaws at provincial courts

Some sheriff's officers in Manitoba are calling on the province to provide them with firearms and Tasers because of potentially dangerous situations transporting prisoners and executing warrants, according to a risk assessment obtained by CBC News.