Cameron MacLean

Web Writer

Cameron MacLean is a journalist living in Winnipeg, Man. where he was born and raised. He has more than a decade of experience covering news in the city and across the province, working in print, radio, television and online.

Latest from Cameron MacLean

City of Winnipeg in contempt of court, did not act 'in good faith' in rejecting Parker lands plan: judge

A judge has found the City of Winnipeg in contempt after it ignored an order to consider a developer’s plan to build new Parker lands residential units.

Man who killed Winnipeg Transit driver must spend at least 12 years in prison

Brian Kyle Thomas, found guilty in January of second-degree murder in the death of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser, was sentenced in Manitoba's Court of Queen’s Bench Wednesday.

Pedestrian hit by car at crosswalk on Sargent Avenue dies

The woman hit by a car at a crosswalk in the city’s West End last week has died.

How duckweed might be a solution to pollution in Lake Winnipeg

A group of Manitoba scientists is looking into whether a tiny native water plant could help reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg.

City rejection of phosphorus reduction plan shows 'embarrassing lack of leadership,' advocate says

Advocates working to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg say they’re frustrated that city officials rejected their proposed solution to the overload of phosphorus flowing out of the north end water treatment plant.

'It is not over' but search for B.C. homicide suspects scaling down

RCMP are scaling down their hunt in northern Manitoba for two B.C. homicide suspects, citing a lack of new leads as the search stretches into its ninth day, but the head of Manitoba’s Mounties insists they are not giving up.

'Back to Square 1': Search for B.C. fugitives regrouping in Gillam, Man.

The mayor of a northern Manitoba community that has been the focus of a massive hunt for two homicide suspects says he’s “baffled” after a tip about a possible sighting in a nearby community turned up nothing. 

Mounties leaving York Landing, Man., as latest tip in search for fugitives comes up empty

Some of the RCMP officers in pursuit of two B.C. homicide suspects are leaving York Landing, Man., after their extensive search of the community appeared to turn up nothing. 

False alarm: Online photo not B.C. fugitive, Mounties warn against spreading rumours

A man bearing an uncanny resemblance to B.C. fugitive Kam McLeod, shown in a photo posing with a copy of Thursday’s Winnipeg Sun, is not the murder suspect, police confirm.

Likely 'no turning back' for fugitives suspected in B.C. killings, psychologists say

Two men suspected in three B.C. killings “have nothing to lose” and the danger of more violence increases as police in northern Manitoba intensify their search, criminal psychologists warn.

Drug mixture known as 'purple heroin' among kilos seized in Winnipeg bust

A potentially deadly concoction of various drugs known colloquially as "purple heroin" was seized by Winnipeg police at a house in St. Boniface as part of a bust that netted a cache of drugs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

'We need some relief': New stats show rising violent, property crime rates in Winnipeg

Winnipeg's police chief sounded a dire note as he released the city’s latest batch of crime statistics, saying increasing demands on emergency services driven largely by meth use are taking a serious toll on front-line officers.

Priest's sexual assault trial adjourned due to failing health

A sexual assault trial for Winnipeg Catholic priest Ronald Léger that was set to begin this fall has been adjourned after his lawyer told court on Friday the man’s health is failing and he is in palliative care.

St. Norbert neighbours upset over sight of patch of wild grassland on city property

Condo residents living beside a city pumping station in St. Norbert complain the city isn’t properly maintaining a patch of wild grassland on its land, even as it cracks down on homeowners who don’t mow their lawns.

Police watchdog seeking witnesses to cruiser crash that injured 6

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has put out a call seeking witnesses to a cruiser crash that sent six people to hospital on Saturday.