Darren Bernhardt


Darren Bernhardt spent the first dozen years of his journalism career in newspapers, 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

Tropical temperatures in Winnipeg briefly shut down Assiniboine Park's hothouse

Winnipeg's balmy weather was a little too tropical over the weekend for even Assiniboine Park's tropical biomes at the Leaf.

New supportive housing complex officially opens for vulnerable Winnipeggers

A new housing project for those living with mental health and addictions and at risk of becoming homeless officially opened Monday in the heart of Winnipeg's Centennial neighbourhood.

$27M donation leaves CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CEO 'unspeakably humbled'

A massive donation of $27 million, made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation by a private charity, "will forever change the future of cancer care in this province," foundation president Patti Smith says.

Searchers plead for dashcam footage, surveillance images of missing Winnipeg boy

Family and friends searching for a missing 15-year-old boy in south Winnipeg urge drivers to check dashcam footage and businesses to look through security cameras for any sign of Inuka Gunathilaka.

Former Manitoba politician who downplays residential school harm resigns from government committee

A man who plays down the impact of Indian residential schools and expresses doubt about unmarked graves, has tendered his resignation from a patronage appointment with the Manitoba government.

Some residents already returning after raging wildfire forces 7,000 people to flee Pimicikamak Cree Nation

A major wildfire burning out of control in central Manitoba has forced the sudden evacuation of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, but some residents have already started to head back as rains and shifting winds improved conditions.

Trudeau repeats pledge to establish Canada Water Agency in Winnipeg, but no one can say where it will go

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday reannounced the new Canada Water Agency, which will protect the country's freshwater supply and be headquartered in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg targets neglected, derelict properties 'to reduce neighbourhood blight'

More ways to tackle derelict properties in Winnipeg are being proposed, including expediting demolition permits and forcing owners to install security fences, lighting and cameras around problem buildings.

Neighbours gather donations for people who watched homes 'go up in smoke' in apartment fire

People are trying to sort out their lives after a massive apartment fire in west Winnipeg, and others are stepping up to help.

Winnipeg made skyscraper history 120 years ago with tower once tallest in Canada

Winnipeg's Main Street in the early 1900s was still mostly mud and prairie gumbo, crosshatched by narrow wagon wheel tracks — vestiges of a frontier past as it teetered on the cusp of becoming one of North America's most robust cities.