Alana Cole

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

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Northern Manitoba woman hopes sharing story of her abortion will help fight stigma, improve access

Noelle Drimmie still remembers the challenges she faced just a few years ago while trying to get a prescription for the abortion drug Mifegymiso in Flin Flon, Man. where she lives. 

Manitoba restaurants eager to welcome families back for in-person dining this Mother's Day

Manitoba restaurants are gearing up for what's expected to be a busy Mother's Day, following two difficult years marked by closures and changing public health measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Don't forget Afghanistan,' says Winnipegger who has waited years for sister to come to Canada

A Winnipeg man who fled Afghanistan more than two decades ago wants to see the federal government do more to help Afghans who are now trying to make it to Canada.

Winnipeg students learning the skills needed to deal with online misinformation, disinformation

Teachers in Manitoba are taking up the task of educating their students on how to approach stories they see on the internet and social media.

Student now safe with family in Manitoba 'can finally breathe' after escaping war in Ukraine

A student who fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion last week is relieved to be in Manitoba with her family.

Coping with long COVID: How a pilot program aims to help Manitobans living with the illness

A new pilot program spearheaded by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's My Health Teams and the pulmonary rehabilitation program aims to help educate Manitobans with long COVID about symptoms and treatment and give them an opportunity to connect.

Man who sought asylum desperate to stay in Manitoba despite impending deportation date

A Winnipeg law firm is asking the Canada Border Services Agency to defer the deportation of a man who has been living in Manitoba for five years, but is scheduled to be removed from the country on Friday.

Personal care homes in Winnipeg hit by COVID-19 outbreaks as case numbers continue to soar

COVID-19 is hitting personal care homes in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority with 19 experiencing outbreaks as of Thursday. 

Manitoba kids under age of 6 part of clinical trial for Moderna's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Roughly 20 Manitoba kids are participating in a clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of Moderna's pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.   

High school hockey player says fans in Swan River, Man., hurled racist comments at him during game

A young Manitoba hockey player is speaking out, after racist comments were directed at him during a high school hockey game  in Swan River, last week.