Darren Bernhardt


Darren Bernhardt spent the first dozen years of his journalism career in newspapers, first at the Regina Leader-Post then the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. He has been with CBC Manitoba since 2009 and specializes in offbeat and local history stories. He is the author of award-nominated and bestselling The Lesser Known: A History of Oddities from the Heart of the Continent.

Latest from Darren Bernhardt

Hospital admissions for COVID-19 appear to have peaked, Dr. Brent Roussin says

Manitoba COVID-19 statistics, such as the number of people being admitted to hospital and intensive care units, are trending in the right direction, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says.

Manitoba opens 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose to anyone 50+, shortens interval between shots

All Manitobans 50 and older are now eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot, as well as anyone who is First Nations, Inuit or Métis and at least 30.

Manitoba multiple sclerosis clinic on 'verge of collapse' due to lack of specialists: department head

The state of neurology services in Manitoba, particularly for multiple sclerosis, has been "a slow-moving train wreck" due to poor government management for a number of years but those services are now on the edge of collapse, says Dr. Dan Roberts.

Manitoba government appeals order to compensate U of M union members $19.3M

The Manitoba government is appealing a court ruling that orders it to pay the University of Manitoba Faculty Association $19.3 million for covert interference with collective bargaining talks in 2016.

Floodwaters wash out roads, cut off communities in Manitoba's Parkland area

Severe flooding in western Manitoba has blown out culverts, collapsed roads and eroded some riverbanks so much that a number of bridges have been closed, leaving some communities with no way in or out.

Emergency responders 'hope and pray' Peguis First Nation dodges worst of coming rain

Peguis First Nation, trying to rally from historic flooding that has forced out half of the community's residents, is now fortifying against another forecast storm.

'Go with the punches': Manitoba wilderness lodge hit by flood after 2 years of COVID closures

After two years of being shut down due to COVID-19, a Manitoba fishing and hunting lodge in Nopiming Provincial Park finally reopened this spring to face the most devastating flooding in nearly four decades.

Manitoba mare strikes it rich with Kentucky Derby-winning offspring

When three-year-old colt Rich Strike stunned the horse racing world on Saturday, it sent tremors through the dirt track and empty seats 2,000 kilometres away at Winnipeg's Assiniboia Downs.

Memories of 1997 flood back for Manitobans 25 years later, though many want to move on

Jacques Courcelles still vividly recalls the refrigerator floating in the kitchen of his parents' Ste. Agathe home, anchored like a boat, its cord still attached to the wall outlet under water, during 1997's Flood of the Century.

100 volunteers recruited to help flood-ravaged Peguis First Nation

As floodwaters chase residents out of Peguis First Nation, a platoon of volunteers is moving in to help in any way possible.