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. She can be reached at or @sarahrosepetz on Twitter.

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Former law school dean filed fake expense claims, racked up charges at Winnipeg café, disciplinary panel told

A former University of Manitoba law school dean is accused of misappropriating close to half a million dollars out of a university endowment fund and racking up dozens of charges at a Winnipeg board game café on the school's dime.

Trans woman says Manitoba Health won't tell her whether they'll cover gender-affirming surgery

A transgender woman in Manitoba says the province has been ignoring her requests regarding a followup facial feminization surgery she needs to live a normal life. 

Manitoba government websites crash was due to cyberattack: spokesperson

The unplanned service disruption that rendered government of Manitoba websites unreachable Thursday was the result of a cyberattack, a provincial spokesperson confirmed Friday.

MPI workers could strike Monday if no settlement reached this weekend: MGEU

Unionized workers at Manitoba Public Insurance will walk off the job on Monday morning if no settlement is reached this weekend, the union says.

Move over kale: Manitoba-grown wild berry could be next superfood, scientist says

Food scientists based out of St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg say the little-known lingonberry has incredible disease-fighting potential and they want to see it more widely available. 

Doctors Manitoba unveils 'prescription' for health care, calls on political parties to adopt recommendations

Doctors Manitoba is putting forth its vision to fix health care in the province ahead the election this October. 

Manitoba NDP leader accuses PCs of 'sowing seeds of division,' hints at racism in focus on his past

Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew is calling out the Progressive Conservatives for making his past run-ins with the law a campaign issue, arguing that the party is deflecting from its inability to tackle high crimes rates in the province. 

Aggressive drivers putting Winnipeg road work crews at risk, city says

The City of Winnipeg has a message to aggressive drivers who are taking their frustration out on road construction workers: chill out. 

Manitoba judge tosses sexual assault case after Crown 'dragged its feet' getting court dates

A trial against a Manitoba man accused of sexual assault charge won't go ahead, after a Manitoba judge found the Crown "dragged its feet" in bringing the case to trial. 

Thieves using creative ways to target Winnipeg bikes — before they're even locked up

Winnipeg cyclists are no strangers to bike theft, but recently, some have taken to social media to point out how bike racks are being cut or unscrewed from the ground to make it easier for thieves to steal the cycles attached to them.