Özten Shebahkeget was born in Winnipeg and raised in the city’s North End. Her parents are from Girne, Cyprus, and Northwest Angle 33A First Nation. She is currently a reporter with CBC Manitoba.
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60 years after he ran away from residential school, survivor searches for woman who helped him
Sixty years after he ran away from a Kenora residential school, a survivor is hoping to reunite with the woman who helped him decades ago.
BA.2 subvariant appears to be dominant virus strain in Manitoba: province
Data from the provincial government shows that Omicron’s BA.2 subvariant may already be the dominant coronavirus strain in Manitoba.
'We need to tell the whole story:' Pimicikamak Cree Nation to investigate former residential school site
Pimicikamak Cree Nation is investigating what was once the main Roman Catholic-run residential school in the area. Chief David Monias says the community has identified 85 children who died there.
Manitoba Safeway workers ratify new collective agreement with Sobeys
Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832, says the threat of a strike was enough to get Safeway workers' needs met at the bargaining table.
Manitoba provides $193K to help ease food costs in north
The province is giving $193,000 to the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative to help improve access to healthy food in northern Manitoba, a news release issued Monday says.
Manitoba couples, businesses cautiously optimistic for upcoming wedding season
Emmanuella Osinaike got engaged to her partner Sikiru Lawal in July 2020, but when they started to look for wedding venues last November, spots were hard to come by.
$2.86M in grants approved for 14 Manitoba-based conservation groups to fight climate change
The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation's board has approved $2.86 million in new grants for 20 projects delivered by 14 Manitoba-based conservation groups.
Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo to begin vaccinating animals against COVID-19
The Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg has started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to 55 animals in its care.
Muslim shelter for women, children will be first of its kind in Winnipeg
Sakeenah Homes announced plans for the first Muslim shelter in Winnipeg on Monday.
'Why has it taken 134 years?': First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario move closer to flood compensation
More than a decade after they began, negotiations on flood claim settlements between several First Nations in southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario and federal and provincial governments appear to be drawing to a close.