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

2 schools lose fight to keep names secret following censored tours at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Two faith-based schools that asked the Canadian Museum for Human Rights not to show their students LGBT material during tours have lost a fight in federal court to keep their identities a secret.

Vacant, derelict homes keep burning in Winnipeg, and councillor worries someone will get hurt

The union representing firefighters and a Winnipeg city councillor are concerned about the number of derelict vacant buildings in the city, and worry that with the weather getting colder, someone will get hurt.

Manitoba RCMP officer admits to discreditable conduct for referring to teen girl as 'jailbait' on Instagram

A Manitoba RCMP officer has admitted to discreditable conduct for calling a 17-year-old girl "jailbait" in a message he sent to her on Instagram after pulling over the vehicle she was in. 

MPI loses battle with utilities board over change to insurance premiums

Manitoba Public Insurance lost a court battle with the Public Utilities Board, and now some drivers may find themselves paying more — or even less — for future insurance premiums.

Slain teen's legacy lives on with opening of new Northgate mall bakery in Winnipeg

The memory of a Winnipeg teenager who was killed during a home invasion that shook the city a few years ago continues to live on with the opening of a new bakery in his name.

Rwandan community, parents say goodbye to international student found dead earlier this year

The parents of a Rwandan international student who was found dead in a Winnipeg field earlier this year have laid their son to rest, but questions about his death remain.

First Nations man wants apology after being flagged as shoplifter, asked to leave Canadian Tire store

A First Nations man is calling for an apology from Canadian Tire after he says he was flagged by a camera for allegedly stealing months earlier — something he maintains he never did.

Kids still waiting for school to reopen months after wildfire forced Pukatawagan residents to flee

Nearly three months after a wildfire forced the northern Manitoba community of Pukatawagan to evacuate, the reserve is still relying on generators for power and children aren't in school due to delayed renovations.

Pukatawagan residents celebrate opening of First Nation's new community-owned grocery store

People living on a northern Manitoba Cree Nation are celebrating the opening of a new community-owned grocery store they say will give them independence and allow them to stop paying exorbitant prices for food.

Reimagining office space, Indigenous investment key to downtown Winnipeg's future, leaders say

Indigenous leaders believe their financial investments in Winnipeg's downtown could revitalize the area while a commercial real estate agent thinks remodeling office space is key to getting a post-pandemic workforce into the area.