Bryce Hoye


Bryce Hoye is an award-winning journalist and science writer with a background in wildlife biology and interests in courts, social justice, health and more. He is the Prairie rep for OutCBC. Story idea? Email

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Manitoba clothing retailers reopen but struggle with supply chain challenges, low demand

Independent Manitoba clothing stores are reopening after months of pandemic closures, but they continue to face demand and supply chain struggles even as similar issues begin to resolve in other corners of the economy.

Pandemic creates kink in supply of fish nets required under new rules as Lake Winnipeg commercial season opens

As the commercial fishing season gets underway on Lake Winnipeg, a policy mandating fishers use new nets is getting tangled up in global supply chain challenges.

Northern tourism, fishing lodge industries hope to salvage summer season as travel restrictions loosen

Monster lake trout, pike and pickerel lure anglers to northern lodges every summer, but it appeared some of those fish were off the hook when the pandemic closures hit Manitoba. Now, northern tourism business is wondering whether it may be able to salvage some of it summer season after all.

Outdoor care home visits will boost spirits after pandemic isolation, residents and families say

Shawna Forester Smith and her husband haven't been apart this long in 15 years, and she's looking forward to soon be able to meet with him again — outside the long-term care facility where she lives.

No known COVID-19 cases on Manitoba First Nations to date, newly released data shows

Sixteen of Manitoba's 289 COVID-19 cases occurred in First Nations people off-reserve, according to the Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team.

Councillor wants Winnipeg community groups to take over city-owned arenas

A Winnipeg city councillor is asking the city to hand over management of old municipally-owned hockey arenas to not-for-profits and community groups, but some worry the proposal could backfire or increase barriers to ice time for youth.

Fall semester will likely be online for Manitoba post-secondary students, universities say

An entire group of first-year university and college students will begin their post-secondary education not in crowded lecture halls and noisy campus centres, but from their bedrooms and parents' basements.

University of Manitoba mulls layoffs as province cuts operating grant 5%

Manitoba's largest post-secondary institution will see its provincial operating grant reduced by five per cent as it joins other colleges and universities facing government funding cuts amid the COVID-10 pandemic.

International students face stress, uncertainty as pandemic threatens Manitoba study plans

Marie Paule Ehoussou from the Ivory Coast is out of a job and facing financial uncertainty like many international students who are riding out the pandemic in Manitoba.

No truckers among cluster of COVID-19 cases tied to Brandon business, association says

A cluster of COVID-19 cases identified earlier this week is tied to the Brandon office of a trucking company, Manitoba's premier says.

'What about us?' People with disabilities and their advocates wonder when services will restart

As servers, barbers, massage therapists and physiotherapists head back to work, advocates for people with disabilities want to ensure crucial services scaled back in the past two months aren't forgotten.

Province's push for big cuts results in 2.2% workforce reduction

The premier's initial push for cuts across the board to the public sector has resulted in more modest reductions than previously thought, as the province looks for savings amid the costly coronavirus response.

Mix of excitement, concern over reopening Manitoba golf courses and campgrounds

Geese are laying eggs, the grass is greening and people will soon be able to pitch a tent and hit the links at their leisure, though it won't be the typical camping experience or round of golf.

Manitobans most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes wary about returning to work

Manitoba's COVID-19 curve is getting to be as flat as the Prairies, and that could suggest a loosening up on some restrictions currently in place. But some Manitobans with chronic health conditions and disabilities are concerned that heading back to the workplace too soon will leave them vulnerable.

Dump sees bump in trash as Winnipeggers cooped up this spring due to COVID-19

Spring is well underway and it looks like Winnipeggers are cleaning house, with 1,200-metric-tonnes more waste hitting the Brady Landfill in March 2020 compared to last year.