Bartley Kives

Senior reporter, CBC Manitoba

Bartley Kives joined CBC Manitoba in 2016. Prior to that, he spent three years at the Winnipeg Sun and 18 at the Winnipeg Free Press, writing about politics, music, food and outdoor recreation. He's the author of the Canadian bestseller A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province and co-author of both Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg and Stuck In The Middle 2: Defining Views of Manitoba.

Latest from Bartley Kives


Everything, everywhere, all at once: The 2022 flood season in Manitoba

Few places on Earth are better prepared for floods than flat and often soggy Manitoba, but the province was ill-prepared to fight this spring's floods in multiple regions.

Winnipeg River, already flowing at a record volume, slated to rise even higher

The Winnipeg River is flowing at a record volume in Manitoba because officials no longer have any other option to control flooding across a vast swath of northwestern Ontario and northern Minnesota.

Winnipeg mayoral candidate promises to forgo most of his transportation allowance

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Shaun Loney has pledged not to spend most of his transportation allowance if he's elected.

Official hired to protect city's interests in Winnipeg police HQ project got $105K 'kickback': lawsuit

The City of Winnipeg alleges in a recent court filing the director of its downtown police headquarters project — an official hired to look after the city's interests — received a $105,000 "kickback" from the main contractor on the job.

Mayor repeats call for police HQ, real estate inquiry; province hangs up again

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is once again calling on the province to call an inquiry into Winnipeg's police headquarters project and major city real-estate transactions. Once again, Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is saying no.

City alleges more companies were part of 'scheme' to defraud taxpayers in Winnipeg police HQ project

The City of Winnipeg says it recently discovered additional companies and individuals were involved in the scheme to defraud taxpayers in the construction of the Winnipeg Police Services Headquarters, according to documents filed in court obtained by CBC News.

Ad campaign fails to improve Manitoba's COVID-19 booster shot standing vs. rest of Canada

Manitoba is lagging even farther behind the Canadian average when it comes COVID-19 booster shots, even though the province launched a digital media campaign aimed at convincing more people to get third doses.

Mayoral candidate challenges competitors to cost out campaign

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham promised Monday to cost out his campaign platform and challenged his opponents to do the same in the face of mounting financial challenges facing the city.

Some Winnipeg patients sick enough for hospital admission waiting days for in-patient bed

A Winnipeg hospital admissions bottleneck, which doctors attribute to staff shortages across the health-care system, has turned emergency departments into overflow wards, with a vastly reduced capacity to treat people with urgent issues.

Former Winnipeg CAO argued he should only be on the hook for half of $327K bribe if he loses appeal

Former City of Winnipeg chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl says not all of the money a judge ruled he owes the city for damages belongs to him. A judge did not agree.