Joanne Roberts


Joanne Roberts joined CBC News in 2021 with the inaugural Pathways Program. She is the host of the short CBC series Being Asian: Competing Truths and the creator of the short series I Am, produced with CBC's Creator Network. Joanne is based in Winnipeg. Find her on socials @ReporterJoanne or email

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Filipino communities in Winnipeg, Netherlands rally to support athletes from Philippines in police games

Competitor Magilas Salvacion said he expected this trip to be just like the other times he's travelled to compete in the games. The 46-year old major with the Philippine National Police said he did not expect the overwhelming support from Winnipeg's Filipino community. 

Winnipeg conference hears Sixties Scoop survival stories and calls for increased support

Sixties Scoop survivors from Manitoba gathered in Winnipeg on Saturday to share stories of being removed from their homes as children, as well as call for more healing support. The gathering was held at Sergeant Tommy Prince Place and hosted by The 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada. 

Seniors looking to beat Manitoba heat wave advised to stay hydrated, seek shelter from sun

Manitoba seniors are being warned to take precautions as most of the province continues to swelter amid an unseasonable stretch of extreme heat and humidity.

Skate park set to open in northern Manitoba First Nation this summer

Heston Parisien, 16, travelled just over an hour to Thompson's skatepark to try tricks on his skateboard and bike. Now that his community is getting one of its own, he said he's excited to have a skate park where he lives.

High fees, long delivery times work against cannabis retailers, store owners say

Some cannabis store owners are saying the current retail structure is working against businesses — and said they want changes to help them survive in what's become a competitive market in Manitoba.

Tenants given 1 week to find new homes due to deficiencies in southern Manitoba building

More than a dozen people have been told they need to leave their suites in a southern Manitoba apartment building in less than a week because the rural municipality says their safety is at risk.

Winnipeg bars, restaurant see a win with more traffic from hockey fans

Even though Saturday's Jets game against the Vegas Golden Knights brought the team a loss, local businesses saw a win in the uptick in traffic from hockey fans.

Winnipeg Jets fans hoping playoff success will be the final reward for up-and-down season

Winnipeg Jets fans who watched Tuesday’s game are hopeful they can pull off a series win against the Vegas Golden Knights to secure a spot in the next round of the NHL playoffs. 

Rarely used Manitoba law that compels children to financially support parents should be scrapped: commission

Aging parents in Manitoba may lose the ability to apply for financial aid from their children under provincial legislation that's been on the books for almost a century — but which hasn't changed the amount of aid available in that time.

Iranians share hopes for Woman Life Freedom movement at Nowruz celebration

The Woman Life Freedom movement took centre stage at Winnipeg's Nowruz celebrations, also known as Iranian New Year.