Bartley Kives

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

Reporter 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. His work has also appeared in publications such as the Guardian and Explore magazine.

Latest from Bartley Kives

Pandemic expected to hamper Manitoba tourism with a 3-year hangover

Manitoba's tourism industry is not expected to fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic until 2024, thanks to greatly reduced international visits and a lingering aversion to travel in general, the Conference Board of Canada projects.

Gym owners call pandemic-support program unfit for business

On Monday, Manitoba topped up the funding for its Safe at Home grant program, which pays artists, non-profit organizations and some businesses and to provide free virtual programming.

COVID-19 'vaccine passports' could be abused in Manitoba, legal experts warn

Legal experts warn Manitoba must ensure COVID-19 immunization cards won't be used to discriminate against people in the workplace, at gathering places or anywhere else within the province when the wallet-sized documents are made available this spring.
Analysis

Lessons from Pauingassi: How a variant scare at a remote First Nation can better prepare Manitoba

The unsettling prospect of a more contagious COVID virus variant reaching one of Manitoba's more remote communities focused the province's attention on the threat ahead.
Analysis

Divining Providence: The multiple aims behind Brian Pallister's vaccine gambit

Assuming Brian Pallister is aware the vaccine he just purchased may only arrive after everyone in Manitoba gets their shots, the question remains whether the premier has a different goal in mind.

Winnipeg firefighters accused of racism have been 'tried and convicted' in public: union

United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg president Alex Forrest said Friday he intends to defend four firefighters removed from active duty over allegations the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service failed to transport an Indigenous patient to hospital in October.

First Nations are exerting more control over their borders. Health care could be next

Pimicikamak is among the First Nations that have exerted more control over their borders during the pandemic. COVID-19 has turned a spotlight on the substandard state of health care in remote communities — and First Nations' desire to improve it by assuming more control of it.

As COVID-19 spreads across the north, Thompson feels the social and economic pain

As COVID-19 spreads across Manitoba's north, it's Thompson's turn to feel the pain — even though most of the new cases are elsewhere in the Northern health region.

New health minister pledges to learn from Manitoba's earlier pandemic mistakes

Manitoba's new health minister says the province is learning from mistakes made earlier in the pandemic, hints at a return of reproductive health to her portfolio and won't rule out a future run for premier.
Analysis

The Patrik Laine trade: Yet another unhappy Finnish for Winnipeg

Patrik Laine for Pierre-Luc Dubois seems to make sense for the Winnipeg Jets. But there is a bigger picture at play for Winnipeg, where professional sport plays an outsized role in the civic psyche.

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