Sarah Petz

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

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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Man impersonates health-care aide looking after patients at Winnipeg hospital

A man spent several night shifts caring for patients at Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital in July despite not actually being employed there, the regional health authority said. 

Manitoba will shift COVID-19 vaccination focus to clinics over supersites as demand for shots drops

The operations and logistics lead for Manitoba's vaccination task force says the province now has enough doses to vaccinate everyone who wants a shot, so the focus will be on making vaccines more accessible.  

RCMP reveals decade-old probe into sex abuse allegations at Manitoba residential school

Manitoba RCMP say they have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential school in Sagkeeng First Nation for more than a decade. 

Manitoba reports lowest daily case count since September with 11 new cases, no new deaths Monday

Daily COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop in Manitoba as public health officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Monday.

Rescues, volunteers step up to care for pets Manitoba wildfire evacuees had to leave behind

While wildfire evacuees wait to find out when they can go home, some are worried about the pets they had to leave behind. 

Another Manitoba First Nation evacuated as dozens of wildfires continue to burn

Hundreds more people are being evacuated from a fifth First Nation in Manitoba  as wildfires continue to threaten multiple communities. 

Hundreds of wildfire evacuees brace for extended stay in Winnipeg hotels

More than 1,300 people from First Nations in Manitoba are now staying in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon after escaping wildfires, with no idea when they might be able to return home. 

Manitoba families minister 'deeply troubled' by recent comments, reflecting on her role in reconciliation

Manitoba's families minister is speaking out about recent comments made by Premier Brian Pallister and Indigenous Reconciliation Minister Alan Lagimodiere, saying she is deeply troubled by the remarks. 

New Manitoba Indigenous minister says residential school system believed 'they were doing the right thing'

Just minutes after he was sworn in, Manitoba’s new minister of Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations was directly challenged in the legislature building after he said those who ran residential schools believed "they were doing the right thing.”

Manitoba justice minister wants Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms lawyers investigated

Manitoba's justice minister says he wants the Law Society of Manitoba to investigate lawyers with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, after it was revealed the centre's president and founder hired a private investigator to follow Manitoba's chief justice.