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 and features. Story idea? Email: darren.bernhardt@cbc.ca

Latest from Darren Bernhardt

Hydro review slams NDP's handling of Bipole III, Keeyask but opposes privatizing Crown corp

Failings in government oversight, incomplete analysis of projects and political stubbornness helped lead to costly overruns on two Manitoba Hydro megaprojects, says an independent review released on Friday.

Saliva of dental students at U of Manitoba to be studied for COVID-19 risks

The saliva of some students and staff at the University of Manitoba will be examined as part of a national study on occupational risks associated with COVID-19.

Independent review report on Manitoba Hydro megaprojects coming Friday

The report from a long-awaited independent review of two Manitoba Hydro megaprojects — the Keeyask generation project and the Bipole III transmission project — will be released on Friday.

15 Sisler students surprised with full scholarships to Vancouver Film School

Philanthropist Walter Schroeder is at it again, opening his wallet to help 15 inner-city Winnipeg students head to the to Vancouver Film School on full-ride scholarships.

Community icon 'Dancing Gabe' to get honorary diploma from Red River College

Gabriel Langlois has been featured on jumbotrons, a billboard, a book, and a bobblehead. Now, one of Winnipeg's beloved local legends — and the man with arguably the biggest smile — is getting a diploma.

3 international students die in head-on crash north of Winnipeg

The University of Manitoba students, all young men from Bangladesh, were killed in a collision early Thursday morning just south of the Interlake community of Arborg, RCMP say.

Manitoba education minister laments poor student performance as 2021-22 funding announced

Manitoba’s public school system will get $20.8 million more in the next academic year, for a total $1.35 billion.

Manitoba considers limited opening of restaurants, gyms and churches as COVID-19 cases trend downward

Manitoba's COVID-19 curve has been bending in the right direction, which means officials are considering further reopening the economy. In a little over a week, Manitobans could soon be doing things they haven't done in three months, including eating in a restaurant, working out at a gym and going to church.

Manitoba aims to be ready to deliver 1.5M vaccines from April to June

Manitoba hopes to provide 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots per day from April to June.

Thompson COVID-19 immunization supersite opens amid vaccine shortages

The vaccine supersite at the Thompson Regional Community Centre opened Monday as the shadow of supply disruptions continues to linger.