Alana Cole

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

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Researchers, health-care providers working to understand impact of long COVID in Manitoba

Over a year ago, Lisa Tarko caught COVID-19 and ended up in hospital for nearly a month. She still lives with the lasting effects of the virus. Now, researchers are trying to better understand how long COVID is affecting Manitobans like Tarko.

Hockey coach charged with offences against player worked for multiple sports teams, school divisions

The hockey coach charged by Winnipeg police with 15 offences, including sexual assault and sexual exploitation, worked for multiple sports teams and in at least two Manitoba school divisions. 

'A lot of mental and emotional abuse,' allege players on team coached by woman charged with sexual assault

Two teenage hockey players say they saw manipulation, along with abusive and inappropriate behaviour, during a season with Madison Biluk as their head coach on an under-18 team in Alberta. 

What do we know about Mashkode Bizhiki'ikwe? Details still scarce as her alleged killer is in court

Jeremy Skibicki is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, but the identity of one alleged victim remains unknown.

First Nations advocates for landfill search look forward to meeting with Manitoba's new premier

Manitoba's new premier is set to meet Thursday with the families of two First Nations women whose remains are believed to be in the Prairie Green landfill, north of Winnipeg.

Education funding a top priority for some Manitobans in upcoming election

Jennifer Karpenko, a teacher and parent, says more funding needs to be targeted at ensuring smaller class sizes and more support staff in schools.

Here's why some Manitobans are changing their vote in this election

CBC Manitoba collaborated with Probe Research to learn more about how voters outside Winnipeg are feeling about Manitoba's upcoming provincial election.

First Nation members send silent message in support of landfill search during Manitoba PC leader's visit

St. Theresa Point First Nation members sent a silent message advocating for a search of a Manitoba landfill during a recent campaign stop by Progressive Conservative Leader Heather Stefanson — though images of the visit posted to social media by the PCs made no explicit mention of that message.

After 2 years, these Winnipeggers say their lives are still affected by long COVID

Katie Kitchen used to work out five days a week. Now she worries taking too long a walk could leave her fatigued for what could be days. It’s one of the realities the 35-year-old has lived with since developing long COVID more than two years ago.

Manitoba launches online guide aiming to improve treatment for opioid use disorder

A new guide aiming to make treatment for opioid use disorder more accessible across the province is being launched by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba this week.