Sean Kavanagh

Civic affairs - city hall reporter

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Sean has had a chance to live in some of Canada's other beautiful places (Whistler, B.C., and Lake of the Woods, Ont.) as well as in Europe and the United States. In more than 15 years of reporting, Sean has covered some of the seminal events in Manitoba, from floods to elections, including as the CBC's provincial affairs reporter.

Latest from Sean Kavanagh

Winnipeg mayor open to releasing ambulance video from emergency call that led to review

Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports releasing any new information that would shed light on an emergency call for an Indigenous patient last October, but there are legal and privacy issues that need to be addressed. 

Months-long delay to get driver's licence discriminatory, says family of teen

A Winnipeg teen with a form of muscular dystrophy has waited since last summer for an assessment so he can get a driver's licence while his friends are already driving.

City committee urges developer to find compromise with Jubilee residents opposed to infill development

Dozens of residents are opposed to the construction of two eight-suite apartment complexes on Jubilee Avenue. The development is too much for the lots, much taller than the adjacent homes and violates the city's zoning for the area, they say.

Future Exchange District cultural hub gets $4 million federal kickstart

The federal government has contributed $4 million toward the contruction of a cultural hub at the Market Lands on the site of the old Public Safety Building in the Exchange District.

Winnipeg city councillor paws through budget to find funding for police dog memorial garden

Transcona's Shawn Nason wants his fellow city councillors to defy the advice of the public service and get behind a memorial for Winnipeg Police Service dogs.

Siloam Mission CEO resigns and board chair steps down as organization commits to reconciliation

Outreach organization Siloam Mission has undergone a massive shakeup as it accepts the resignation of its CEO and board chair amid accusations it was not meeting the spiritual needs of the Indigenous community.

Winnipeg mayor on board for federal transit funding

Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman is hoping the city can get its hands on part of $14.9 billion in funding the federal government has earmarked for transit projects.

Interim phosphorus removal won't come fast enough for Lake Winnipeg stakeholders

A plan to take a portion of the phosporus out of Winnipeg's sewage discharge into Lake Winnipeg will take longer that expected, raising the ire of stakeholder groups trying to protect it.

Pair of projects could see Winnipeg slowly move closer to emission reduction targets

The city of Winnipeg is getting closer to meaningful reductions in carbon emissions with projects to electrify its transit buses and converting landfill gas at its Brady Road facility, but both projects are still years from completion.

Winnipeg city councillor says he has 'clear conscience' about working for Peter Nygard

Winnipeg city councillor Kevin Klein appears twice in a CBC documentary about former fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who is now accused of sexual assault, but says he saw nothing illegal during his stints with his companies in 2012 and 2014.

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