Austin Grabish


​Austin Grabish is a reporter for CBC News in Winnipeg. Since joining CBC in 2016, he's covered several major stories. Some of his career highlights have been documenting the plight of asylum seekers leaving America in the dead of winter for Canada and the 2019 manhunt for two teenage murder suspects. In 2021, he won an RTDNA Canada award for his investigative reporting on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which triggered change. Have a story idea? Email:

Latest from Austin Grabish

'Like putting a gun to your head,' warns Winnipeg man who lost loved ones to street drug 'down'

A Winnipeg man is issuing a warning about a street drug known as "down" after his girlfriend and cousin both died after taking it.

Winnipeg money management course being taught in Ojibway aims to empower students with financial literacy

A non-profit agency dedicated to fighting poverty is helping low-income Manitobans gain practical skills to manage their money and is now offering the workshops in Ojibway.

Assiniboine Park's The Leaf now expected to open in 2022 with focus on connection between plants, people

The connection between plants and people is the focus of an upcoming multi-million dollar horticultural attraction known as The Leaf at Assiniboine Park now set to open in late 2022.

Overseas 'boiler rooms' target Manitobans in cryptocurrency scams: securities commission

The Manitoba Securities Commission is warning the public not to be fooled by scam artists who are working abroad in boiler rooms dedicated to frauding Manitobans. The commission says some victims have lost as much as $600,000.

Manitoba's use of federal money for Indigenous kids in care was a 'money grab,' court hears

A civil trial at Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench focuses on whether the province of Manitoba was right to force child welfare agencies to remit federal funding earmarked for Indigenous children in care to the provincial government.

Winnipeg film community shocked by death of Halyna Hutchins, who worked in the city recently

Members of Manitoba's film industry are in shock after the death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who worked in Winnipeg recently.

Daughter of Winnipeg couple slain in Jamaica takes some solace after killer gets life sentences

The daughter of an elderly Winnipeg couple murdered in Jamaica in 2018 is grateful one of her parents' killers has been brought to justice but says the man’s co-accused is still free.

Back to work: Recent retiree job hunting as pension, government benefits come up short

Retirement is supposed to be a time for seniors to rest and relax, but that hasn't been the case for one recent Winnipeg retiree — he's had to return to work just to pay the bills. Experts say that's becoming more common.

Low income Manitobans feeling inflation pinch at the grocery store

A rise in grocery store prices is taking a toll on low-income households who now find themselves making tough choices as they struggle to put food on the table.

From Ikea to a horse-racing track, Winnipeg polling stations look different this election

Elections Canada had to find some non-traditional voting locations in Winnipeg for this federal election. The city's Ikea store, local malls, community centres and the Assiniboia Downs race track served as polling stations this year.