Cory Funk

Associate Producer

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Cory cut his teeth as a business and politics reporter in Halifax before moving home to join CBC Manitoba's current affairs team. He's also lived, worked and studied in Ottawa and St. John's. You can email him at or message him on Twitter @CoryJFunk.

Latest from Cory Funk

Manitoba daycares frustrated after being told to reapply for inclusion cash during pandemic

A pandemic is the wrong time for the Manitoba government to pull back child-care funding from kids who need it the most, a child-care director says.

From Chewbacca to a sweaty unicorn, meet the costumed crusaders spreading joy across Winnipeg during pandemic

A sweaty unicorn, a clumsy herd of T. rexes, a whimsical Wookiee and Santa are among the colourful Winnipeggers bringing a festive flair to physical distancing.

Aging mechanical equipment puts Pinawa Curling Club on thin ice

Club hopes to raise $90,000 to get the rink's compressor and chiller back in working order.

Royal Canoe crafts icy instruments for free concert at The Forks

Indie band Royal Canoe's free concert on Friday will feature instruments and sounds made almost entirely out of ice.

Winnipeg collector has a kung fu grip on female action figures

Jennifer Iverach-Brereton has a toy collection that would make even the most macho Superman toy shake in his tiny plastic boots. 

The elf village, a Winnipeg Christmas tale

The tale of a tiny elf village that's popped up in a quiet Winnipeg neighbourhood — and how it's changed the way the people behind it see Christmas.

'It has divided the town': Niverville split ahead of vote to allow or deny cannabis retailers

The southern Manitoba town, which had a ban on liquor sales less than two decades ago, will vote Tuesday whether or not to allow cannabis retailers.

Manitoba musicians rally for concert supporting storm evacuees

More than 15 artists performed pro bono, including top Manitoba talent like Desiree Dorion and JC Campbell.

'They stole the recipe, which is good': How the Fat Boy burger became a Winnipeg icon

There's something about a beef patty topped with mayo, mustard, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and — of course — a hefty ladle of meat sauce that Winnipeggers can't seem to resist. But tracing the origins of the Fat Boy — which can be found in various iterations in many Winnipeg restaurants — is a tall order.

Mother-daughter team grow much more than their muesli business

A home-made muesli recipe has blossomed into a growing family business that's just as much about personal growth as it is profitability.

'This is surreal': Bombers superfan surprised, but thrilled, to find face on billboard

Shelley Wowryk had no idea her face was on a billboard that's part of a campaign featuring Blue Bombers fans — until a co-worker, stuck in traffic at a train, saw a giant, blue-haired version of her, rocking out in full Bombers gear.

Long-lost film by mystery filmmaker shows 1936 'slice of life' from Victoria Beach

White-clad cottagers, breezy beachgoers, stoic sailors, a playful gymnast and a majestic dog are the stars of an 83-year-old silent film of Victoria Beach that has now been rediscovered not once, but twice.

911 calls cut short in Winnipeg this weekend as phone providers fought outages

Winnipeg police confirmed there were "intermittent dropped 911 calls" on Sunday, as phone providers across Canada struggled with outages.

Illness kept him from reaching Everest peak, but Winnipeg firefighter already thinking of another attempt

Chad Swayze finds comfort in the fact that fate — not failure — was the only thing that stood between him and the peak.

Red River student crafts video game-inspired chest for ceremonial hides

First-year student Nolan West and classmate Trevor Mager poured more than 100 hours into building a 'boss chest' worthy of the two ceremonial bison and bear hides kept at Red River College.