Sarah Petz


Sarah Petz is a reporter with CBC Manitoba. She was previously based at CBC New Brunswick. Her career has taken her across three provinces and includes a stint in East Africa. In 2017, she was part of a team of reporters and editors nominated for a National Newspaper Award for a feature on the Port of Saint John in New Brunswick. She can be reached at

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Teen boys make up majority of victims of recently reported sextortion crimes, new data shows

A new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection suggests a stark rise in sextortion crimes targeting youth, with the majority of victims being adolescent boys. 

Memorial to Assiniboia Residential School survivors to be built on former school property

Construction has begun on a monument that will honour survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School in Winnipeg, a longtime dream of respected First Nations leader Ted Fontaine.

Health-care workers sue province, top doctor over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, testing

Sixteen unvaccinated health-care workers who were placed on unpaid leave last fall are suing the Manitoba government and multiple health authorities over the province's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing policies. 

Manitoba judge stays child luring charges against man after agreeing police entrapped him

A man accused of luring a child won a stay of proceedings in his case, after a Manitoba judge agreed police had entrapped him. 

Polar bear Aurora dies at Assiniboine Park Zoo following dental procedure

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is mourning the loss of one of its beloved polar bears.

Defence points to victim's co-worker as alternative suspect in closing of youth's murder trial

Lawyers for a youth on trial in the killing of Winnipeg woman Lise Danais in 2019 told a jury Monday police didn’t adequately investigate her coworker as a possible suspect — or other possibilities.

Survivors hope for healing, accountability after retired priest who worked at residential school arrested

News that Manitoba RCMP have charged retired Catholic priest Arthur Masse on allegations of abuse at Fort Alexander residential school brought up a range of emotions for survivors.

Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion begin job hunt as they settle into new lives in Manitoba

Ukrainians who arrived in Manitoba at the end of May after fleeing the ongoing war in their home country were invited to come out to a job fair Thursday to help them find work as they try to rebuild their lives.

Casino cooks lost jobs during pandemic, file Manitoba Labour Board complaint alleging discrimination

A trio of Filipino cooks who used to work at two Winnipeg casinos have filed a complaint with the Manitoba Labour Board, alleging they were discriminated against after Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries failed to recall them after pandemic restrictions lifted.

Case was 'set up to fail,' man injured during arrest says after Winnipeg officer acquitted

A man who was seriously injured during a 2017 arrest says he felt let down by Crown attorneys following a Winnipeg police officer's acquittal on an assault charge last month.