Rosanna Hempel

Rosanna Hempel is a German-Canadian journalist with a background in biology and forestry. Rosanna has lived or worked in most provinces and is proud to call the Prairies home. She's interested in reporting on health and the environment through multimedia. Email:

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Manitoba artist aims to lift 'cloak of invisibility' from older women through woodworking project

A Manitoba woodworker is hoping to help older women feel seen with a project showcasing furniture crafted with native wood inspired by the stories of seven local grandmothers.

Former MLA Kevin Chief, Manitoba NDP leader get COVID-19 vaccinations at new urban Indigenous clinics

Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and former MLA Kevin Chief stepped in to get their jabs at two new urban Indigenous vaccine clinics that opened on Thursday.

Frustrations mount as locked-out workers picket refugee settlement office in downtown Winnipeg

More than 20 casual and full-time employees at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, also known as Welcome Place, took shifts picketing outside the non-profit’s building on Wednesday, protesting a lockout that started the day before.

Veterinarians warn pet owners about tick season, advise preventative measures

A Winnipeg vet says her animal hospital finds pets that test positive for Lyme every week and stresses that prevention of tick-borne diseases and early detection are key.

Manitoba music teacher instils confidence, community through year-long online singing challenge, parody video

A Manitoba music teacher and her vocal students, who’ve performed on Instagram every day over the past year, have launched a parody video celebrating their one-year anniversary of learning over Zoom.

Municipal council's decision to force Lake Manitoba business relocation 'unethical,' owner says

Citing access and safety concerns, the RM of Grahamdale has told Steep Rock Kayak and Canoe owner Peter Hofbauer to relocate the rental business he’s operated along Lake Manitoba’s popular shorefront since 2008.

Manitoba Health ordered to reimburse man with ALS for virtual appointment with out-of-country specialist

A Manitoba man with a terminal illness has won a battle with the government over outdated rules that prevented him from being reimbursed for a virtual appointment during the pandemic.

Manitoba archer scores 1st-place win at U.S. indoor collegiate championship

Winnipegger Austin Taylor, 20, scored a top-notch target last month after placing first at the U.S. National Indoor Collegiate Championship, beating out the runner up by a single point.