Bartley Kives

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

Reporter Bartley Kives joined CBC Manitoba in 2016. Prior to that, he spent three years at the Winnipeg Sun and 18 at the Winnipeg Free Press, writing about politics, music, food and outdoor recreation. He's the author of the Canadian bestseller A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province and co-author of both Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg and Stuck In The Middle 2: Defining Views of Manitoba. His work has also appeared in publications such as the Guardian and Explore magazine.

Latest from Bartley Kives

Manitoba container trucks gear down as a result of trade volatility, rail disruption

China's six-month ban on Canadian pork exports in 2019, the eight-day Canadian National Railway strike in November, the COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing CN and Canadian Pacific rail blockades have taken a cumulative toll on container truck companies, industry experts say.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights goes on executive hiring spree

Five-and-a-half years after it opened at The Forks, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is going on a hiring spree for senior managers. The CMHR plans to hire three new senior executives over the next few months — while Ottawa decides whether to extend or replace the Winnipeg institution's president and CEO.

Fuelled by diminishing passion? What softer demand for Winnipeg Jets tickets means for True North

A ticket to see the Winnipeg Jets — once the most sought-after seat in the National Hockey League — is now so easy to obtain, as many as one in nine seats in Bell MTS Place are available for legal purchase hours before puck drop. This has huge implications for True North, given what are believed to be relatively thin profit margins for an NHL franchise in the league's smallest market.

U.S. still expecting major Red River flood this spring

U.S. forecasters are still expecting major flooding this spring along the Red River from Fargo, N.D., to the Canadian border, with the severity of the deluge dependent on weather over the next two months.
Analysis

Winnipeg's dream of rapid transit appears to be dead

The City of Winnipeg is no longer planning to build rapid transit corridors that are entirely separate from existing roads, a significant strategic shift with far-reaching implications for the future of city transportation planning.

Winnipeg to study extension of bus service beyond perimeter, building park & rides for suburban commuters

Winnipeg is studying the idea of extending transit service to neighbouring municipalities or creating park-and-ride lots at the city's edges to shorten the drive for commuters who live in bedroom communities. 

Winnipeg must double arboreal budget in order to reach mayor's million-tree goal

City parks managers say it will take another $2 million every year to fulfill Mayor Brian Bowman's promise of planting a million trees in Winnipeg by 2040. But the city would only need to double its annual tree-planting budget to see as many as 20 times more trees added every year to the urban forest.

Light snow tempers Manitoba flood fears

Light snowfall across most of Manitoba and Saskatchewan this winter suggests a major flood this spring is not a foregone conclusion.

City, province no longer raising a stink about pace of Winnipeg's sewage treatment upgrades

The City of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba are no longer bickering about the time it will take to complete improvements to the city's largest sewage treatment plant.

Spring flood in U.S. portion of Red River Valley to be at least as bad as 2019 , forecasters say

The American portion of the Red River Valley is on course for a spring flood equal to or worse than the one that swamped the North Dakota-Minnesota border in 2019, the U.S. National Weather Service predicts in its spring outlook.

5 visits to add to your life list during Manitoba's 150th

Officially, this is the year the province turns 150. In reality, people have lived on this land mass for at least 11,000 years. Here are five places that deserve to be on your life list, whether you get to them during Manitoba 150 or not.

Clothing store receives cease-and-desist order from city on closing day

An Exchange District retail store that produced hats and hoodies featuring the City of Winnipeg logo received a legal directive to stop selling the municipal-themed merch — on the clothing company's closing day as a storefront.
Analysis

The year ahead for Manitoba: 20 things to watch for in 2020

Manitoba ended 2019 with a nearly-balanced provincial budget and a Canadian Football League team basking in the glow of a Grey Cup victory — but also with violent crime in its capital and the worst agricultural season in decades. A new year often arrives with optimism as well as uncertainty. Here are 20 questions that ought to be answered in 2020.

From income tax to Transit Tom: How government will regulate your life in 2020

Here's what's coming tomorrow in terms of eliminating and creating red tape at the City of Winnipeg and province of Manitoba.

Do you remember the day before Y2K? Here's how Manitoba ended the last 4 decades

As the 2010s head into the dustbin of history, here's what transpired in Manitoba when the previous four decades came to a close.