Austin Grabish


​Austin Grabish started reporting when he was young, landing 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. Email:

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Busted pipe leaves residents in Little Grand Rapids with no water

Some residents living in Little Grand Rapids, Man. have no running water for the fourth day in a row.

'I'm freezing to death': 911 call shows compassionate RCMP response to asylum seekers en route to Canada

A 911 call made by a Somali refugee claimant who nearly froze to death in a brutal Manitoba winter provides rare insight into the extraordinary measures asylum seekers take to get into Canada.

Residents want Concordia ER back, patients complain about long waits at urgent care centre

North Kildonan residents who were at Concordia Hospital's new urgent care centre on Monday want its now-defunct emergency room back.

'Why can't I buy some munchies?' Customers, owner question store's $10K fine for opening on Good Friday

The owner of Winnipeg's Foodfare is vowing to fight a $10,000 fine he received from the province for having his grocery store open on Good Friday.

17-year-old homicide victim killed Sunday remembered for making people laugh

Family and friends of a 17-year-old killed in Winnipeg’s North End Sunday paid their respects for the slain teen at a vigil Monday night.

'Let's have an open mind': Civilian staffer wants decision on police uniforms in Pride Parade revisited

A central processing officer with the Winnipeg Police Service is upset officers won’t be allowed to wear their uniforms during the city’s annual Pride parade for the third year in a row.

'I regret everything,' says teen sentenced in shooting death of best friend

A Winnipeg teen who fatally shot his best friend inside a West End home will spend the next six months in custody for the death that has ripped his family and friends apart.

'My mom's death was needless': Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella. 

Kyle Unger reaches settlement over wrongful murder conviction

A lawsuit filed by a B.C. man who was acquitted of a teenage girl's murder after spending 14 years in jail for her slaying has been settled out of court.

Point Douglas mom says teens' bikes stolen at knifepoint

A Winnipeg mother says her 13-year-old daughter had her bike robbed at knifepoint while out for a ride with her friend Friday night in North Point Douglas.

Christians plan vigil for Winnipeg's Jewish community after woman attacked, swastika spray-painted inside cafe

A city church is planning a vigil to support Winnipeg's Jewish community after a violent anti-Semitic incident at a Winnipeg café that sent a woman to hospital and left the inside of the café vandalized with a swastika spray-painted inside.

Winnipeg non-profit DASCH cites rising costs of living in 'agonizing' decision to lay off employees

A non-profit Winnipeg agency that supports hundreds of people living with intellectual and physical disabilities has started laying off employees citing the rising cost of living as an expense it just can't keep up with.

Uncollected collateral for unpaid rides: Unicity Taxi defends prepayment policy

Some Winnipeg cab drivers say they are becoming increasingly frustrated with riders who don't pay their fares and instead leave personal belongings as collateral.

Manitoba Métis Federation's ban on spotlighting comes into force

A Manitoba Métis Federation ban on spotlighting is now in effect and will prohibit its own people from using the controversial hunting technique.

Man who accidentally stole car 21 years ago searching for vehicle's owner

If your car disappeared from a West End parking lot in August 1998 only to miraculously reappear, locked and apparently untouched, a Winnipeg man wants you to know: you weren't imagining things.