Cameron MacLean

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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.

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'Adrenaline rush' for Manitoba MLA after cancer goes into remission

Transcona MLA Nello Altomare learned last week that his Stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma had gone into remission after he completed six months of chemotherapy.

Masks won't be mandatory for Manitoba students in September. Here's why experts say that's a good thing

Epidemiologist Cynthia Carr says based on current research, and Manitoba's COVID-19 situation, the potential benefits of kids wearing masks are likely outweighed by the possible harms.

Victim in fatal Winnipeg shooting was previously convicted in violent Vancouver kidnapping

Cody Alexander Sleigh, who died after being shot on July 21, had recently been released from prison after serving a sentence for his involvement in the abduction and beating of a Vancouver man in 2011.

6 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Manitoba on Monday

Chief public health officer Brent Roussin warned there is a potential risk of exposure due to a person who visited the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake, Man., while symptomatic on July 19, 20 and 21.

Travel restrictions for visitors from eastern provinces stay in place after pushback from Manitobans

The government's draft plan for Phase 4 of reopening had proposed increasing indoor and outdoor gathering sizes, and relaxing the 14-day self-isolation requirement for travellers from eastern and southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Neepawa hockey team changing name in response to calls to scrap offensive monikers

The board of directors for the team in Manitoba's junior hockey league made the decision to change its name at a meeting Tuesday night, the team's head coach and general manager told CBC News.
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Commemorating history of Manitoba labour movement 'a dream job' for Winnipeg muralist

A new mural covering the side of the Union Centre Building on Broadway encompasses the history of the labour movement in Manitoba from the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike to the present day.

Bear, coyote encounters show people too complacent in the wilderness, experts say

Wildlife and wilderness survival experts say a recent bear attack and sightings of coyotes in an urban forest demonstrate how people and animals are increasingly encroaching on each other’s territory. 

Manitoba health-care workers to have more access to PPE after complaints from nurses union

Manitoba nurses and other health-care workers will have easier access to protective equipment, including the coveted N95 masks, after the province loosened restrictions following complaints from the Manitoba Nurses Union.

Thelma Krull's husband offers $100K reward for new info about abduction, death

The husband of Thelma Krull hopes a $100,000 reward will lead to new information five years after the Winnipeg grandmother became the victim of a homicide while out for a walk.

Proposed class-action against Skip the Dishes moving forward after Supreme Court's Uber ruling

A proposed class-action lawsuit against Skip the Dishes will move forward, after the Supreme Court ruled an Ontario Uber Eats driver's lawsuit could proceed through the courts rather than a foreign arbitration system.

Rapidly mutating coronavirus creates risk of unreliable testing: U of Manitoba researchers

Researchers at the University of Manitoba warn that unless scientists continually track changes in the rapidly mutating virus that causes COVID-19, testing could produce false negative results and efforts to produce a vaccine could be thwarted.

Ballet performance video explores isolation in age of physical distancing

Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers and local roots rockers The Bros. Landreth hope a new collaborative video performance inspires people struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness during this period of physical distancing. 

Portage Place purchaser's alleged past mismanagement 'doesn't set a good track record,' advocates say

Winnipeg community advocates are asking questions about the company recently approved to buy Portage Place mall, while waiting to find out whether Toronto-based developer Starlight Investments will go through with the purchase.

'Suddenly the balloon pops': Election campaign defeat can take emotional toll on candidates

Former candidates and political observers reflect on the emotional impact of running and losing in an election.

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