Ian Froese

Reporter

Ian Froese is a reporter with CBC Manitoba. He has previously worked for newspapers in Brandon and Steinbach. Story idea? Email: ian.froese@cbc.ca.

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MLA says Manitoba government trying to silence, intimidate him after he made meddling allegations

A Manitoba MLA says the provincial government is trying to silence his questioning of a high-ranking bureaucrat he has accused of interfering in the awarding of a major provincial contract.

Critics accuse province of rushing to buy vaccines following one week of talks with company

Manitoba agreed to spend $36 million to buy vaccines from a Canadian-made company one week after it first reached out to the firm — which opposition politicians are calling a rushed decision.

While only 10% of the population, First Nations account for nearly 70% of Manitoba's COVID-19 cases

The pandemic's wrath is still disproportionately affecting First Nations people in Manitoba, who now account for two-thirds of all active COVID-19 infections in the province.

Manitoba premier defends deal to buy Canadian-made vaccines that may not be ready this year

Premier Brian Pallister acknowledged Wednesday the doses Manitoba has agreed to buy from Providence Therapeutics — for a vaccine that has yet to be approved by Health Canada — may not help with supply shortages this year, but he says it will be ready for 2022.

Pembina Trails teachers get pay bump, even though division 'hobbled by arbitrary cutbacks': arbitrator

The Manitoba government's push to freeze the wages of public-sector employees has taken another blow, after an arbitration board ruled teachers with Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg should get a pay bump.

Manitoba Hydro subsidiary winding down international consulting arm

Manitoba Hydro says it plans to wind down the international consulting part of its commercial branch after a review said this division was "least aligned" with the public utility's core operations.

Family demands investigation after inmate dies following incident at Headingley jail

The family of William Walter Ahmo is demanding a "truly independent" investigation into his death, which they blame on correctional officers at Headingley Correctional Institution.

Suspected cases of coronavirus variant now in 2 Manitoba First Nations

A second First Nations community is under lockdown following the potential discovery of a highly infectious coronavirus variant. On Monday, the chief of Pimicikamak confirmed the community has seen at least one suspected case of the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K.

Manitoba writes last chapter for provincially run textbook supplier

The Manitoba government will close the book at the end of this school year on a resource that supplied teachers with textbooks.

Winnipeg opens up 2 libraries as temporary warming shelters

The City of Winnipeg is turning two libraries into temporary warming shelters for those needing a refuge from the cold.

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