Renée Lilley

Renée Lilley is a reporter for CBC Manitoba. She is a recent University of Winnipeg grad with a BA in rhetoric and communications. She has reported on radio and online news in her hometown of Portage la Prairie. She is also a proud Métis mama of four girls.

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Get ready to party! Burt Block Parties bring large-scale music events back to Winnipeg

Concert series outside 'The Burt' over two weekends in August 2021.
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Winnipeg choir produces emotional recording of Dolly Parton song — together, while apart

Polycoro hasn't been able to perform together in almost two years — but that didn't stop the choir from creating a powerful video of their performance of Dolly Parton's Light of a Clear Blue Morning to inspire hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight.

Teepees, wigwams bring new life to Indigenous programming at Lower Fort Garry

History has been brought back to life at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.  Parks Canada announced the expansion of the Indigenous programming on the grounds, located about 30 kilometres north of Winnipeg. 

Manitoba honey producer says he's lost more than 200 hives to hungry bears this year

The owner of Podolski Honey Farms in Ethelbert, Man., says he has seen far more damage to his hives by black bears than usual this season, which he believes is due to fewer hunting permits being issued during the pandemic.

Second phase of rapid housing project in Winnipeg given federal funding

As part of a national housing strategy, Winnipeg will see millions more in funding for the second phase of the Rapid Housing Initiative, providing 88 new affordable homes in the city.

8 Manitobans competing in Tokyo Olympics

Canada's Olympians in the Tokyo Games include eight athletes with ties to Manitoba. Here's a look at the Manitobans you'll be able to see compete from July 23 to Aug. 8.

'Worst fears are being realized' for cattle producers suffering amid drought: association president

Some cattle farmers in say they're ready to give up their livelihoods, or close to that point, as weather conditions worsen.

Some Winnipeg restaurants still struggling, but owners say they're fed by hope as restrictions relax

While some Manitoba restaurant owners say they're optimistic about the easing of pandemic restrictions in the province, others say they'll still be struggling to serve customers once new rules come into effect this Saturday. 

International student shocked by $123K in medical bills after 24-day Winnipeg hospital stay

A University of Manitoba civil engineering student who believes he contracted COVID-19 while in hospital for emergency surgery now owes more than $123,000 in medical bills due to health insurance issues.

Cree elder happy to be out of hospital after unexpected year-long stay

Rosie Spence was admitted to the Heath Sciences Centre last year, and was finally discharged to the NCN Medical Receiving House on Friday.

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