Brett Purdy

CBC National Field Producer

Before becoming the field producer for The National in Winnipeg, Brett was a video journalist with CBC Manitoba, filing for TV, online and radio. Brett has been in broadcasting since 2004, spending time with CTV and Global Winnipeg. Brett also worked as a producer in the Northwest Territories for two years, where he produced documentaries for national broadcasts about the Inuvialuit people in Canada's western Arctic.

Latest from Brett Purdy

Flooding farms in order to flood-proof cities: The tricky balance of controlling the Red River

Farmers whose property will find itself in the middle of a multibillion-dollar man-made flood plain say there has to be a better way to protect the 230,000 people living downstream in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., from the Red River.

With jobs but no workers, Manitoba community recruits through provincial immigration program

At a time when Canada's refugee and immigration policy is being hotly debated, the small community of Morden, Man., has seen its size nearly double in the last decade, much of it as a result of foreign workers recruited under a provincial program.

CBC hosts fiery town hall on asylum seekers in Canada

Dozens of refugees and community leaders discussed issues around the increase in asylum seekers crossing into Canada at a public forum hosted by CBC Manitoba.

Downtown cannabis centre opens while Chamber leaders talk legal pot

National Access Cannabis opens Winnipeg location on a day when local business leaders are exploring legal pot. National Access Cannabis now has 10 locations across Canada.

'I think we are going to see a Standing Rock': Local opponents react to approval of 2 pipelines

Manitoba opponents were quick to express their disappointment and frustration Tuesday evening after Justin Trudeau announced the approval of two oil pipelines in western Canada.

Sandy Bay First Nation housing needs won't be fixed with 1 donated home

A Sandy Bay family that lives in deplorable conditions is getting a new home, but that does little to address the pervasive housing needs on the Manitoba First Nation.

'A bad person did a bad thing': Mom explains to kids after vandals hit play structure for 3rd time

Megan Wegert was at a loss for words on Monday morning when her kids woke up to discover someone had set fire to the play structure at École Robert Browning elementary school overnight.

Tolko Industries: Why they're closing The Pas mill and what it means

Tolko Industries announced Monday that in December, its 332 employees in The Pas will be without jobs. The mill has operated in northern Manitoba for 40 years, the last 19 under Tolko. So why is it closing it now?

City committee OKs paying extra $16M to Manitoba Hydro for rapid transit corridor

The city's property and development committee approved a land purchase deal for as much as $20.4 million to buy land from Manitoba Hydro for the second stage of the rapid transit line.

Local drone retailer worried close call at Winnipeg airport could hurt hobbyists

Ryan Gobeil's business selling drones and remote-controlled aircraft has been taking off lately, but he's worried that could be grounded after a near collision at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson Airport on Saturday.