Austin Grabish


​Austin Grabish 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. In 2019, he was on the ground in northern Manitoba covering the manhunt for B.C. fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, which attracted international attention. Have a story idea? Email:

Latest from Austin Grabish

Judge to decide if gay couple who tied the knot in 1974 will have marriage validated

A Manitoba judge will decide if a gay couple will have their 1974 wedding validated and overturn a decision from a human rights adjudicator who dismissed a complaint in 2018 that alleged the province discriminated against the men for not registering their marriage.

It's time for Manitoba to call in the military to aid vaccine rollout, former EMO head says

The former head of Manitoba's emergency measures organization thinks the military should be brought in to help with province's vaccine rollout, which is behind its target.

Illegal home kitchens taking a bite out of restaurant business, says Winnipeg café owner

Some hard-hit restaurant owners in Winnipeg want the city and the province to crack down on illegal home-based food sellers.

War veteran says goodbye to his 'hero' service dog, hello to donated pup

A Canadian war veteran living with PTSD has said goodbye to his service dog after spending over a decade together. The animal was one of the first to be certified for veterans in the country.

Woman in chronic pain frustrated by delays to surgery deemed non-essential

A Winnipeg woman who says she's in constant debilitating pain held a rally Saturday outside the women's hospital as part of an effort to have postponed surgeries rebooked.

Pipe ceremony, feast marks end of Indigenous culture, language program

An elder marked the end of an online Indigenous cultural and language program with a special pipe ceremony Tuesday night.

13-year-old girl's death represents failings of CFS system: girl's mother, advocate

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who died by suicide earlier this month in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation believes her daughter could still be alive if she was given adequate help.

Attending church a lesson in not letting your guard down: elderly couple sick with COVID-19

An elderly Manitoba couple who attended a rural church service before going on to become sick with COVID-19 says they wore masks and kept their distance from their fellow parishioners.

Manitoba First Nations to get 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in next 100 days: AMC

The COVID-19 vaccination effort on Manitoba First Nations is ramping up with 100,000 doses planned to be put in the arms of people living on reserve in the next 100 days.

Firefighter acquitted of historic sexual assault charges

A Winnipeg firefighter and martial arts instructor has been acquitted on historical sexual assault charges stemming from alleged assaults on a woman who said he started to touch her inappropriately when she was just 12 years old.