Riley Laychuk

Riley Laychuk is CBC's reporter based in Brandon, covering rural Manitoba. Share your story ideas, tips and feedback: riley.laychuk@cbc.ca.

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5 years later, family of Lorlene Bone not giving up search for missing Manitoba woman

Every time Evelyn Chartrand looks out her front window, she sees a red dress waving in the wind. The dress is a reminder that her daughter, Lorlene Bone, is still missing. 

'Think outside the box': Newcomers diversify Brandon's business community with culture, new opportunities

Seizing an opportunity, sharing their culture and deciding to pave their own path — three things six Brandon entrepreneurs all have in common. The six are also all newcomers from different corners the world.

Easy for farmers to 'get stuck in rut,' says host of webinar on ag industry mental health

Markets, financing and weather — three things that have a major impact on the operation of farms in Manitoba. But they are also three of the biggest stressors. 

Brandon couple reunited with newborn son who was apprehended 2 days after birth

The mother, who CBC is calling Jessica because her family is still involved with the child welfare system, says her infant was returned last Friday.

Massive pea-processing plant nears completion, opening new market for Manitoba growers

A new pea-processing plant built just outside of Portage la Prairie, Man., has taken its first shipments of Manitoba peas and expects to fully ramp up production by the beginning of 2022.

Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation healing garden will commemorate residential school survivors

A First Nation near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border will soon start construction on a healing garden to commemorate those who went to residential schools.

Family offers $5,000 reward in search for woman missing from western Manitoba First Nation

The family of an Indigenous woman from western Manitoba who disappeared without a trace nearly a year ago is now offering a reward for information that leads to her being found.

Brandon detox, transitional housing facility named after young overdose victim

Joshua Jacks Mennie was a tall, good-looking man with a great sense of humour, his family says — but he also battled a serious addiction that later took his life.

'The beginning of the end': 1st COVID-19 vaccinations go into arms at Brandon supersite

The first COVID-19 vaccine has been given at Brandon's new vaccine supersite.

Brandon COVID-19 vaccination supersite to open Monday

Shots will start going into the arms people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Brandon on Monday.

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