Courtney Rutherford


Courtney Rutherford is a journalist with CBC Manitoba.

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'Ripped out my heart and stole it': Manitoba brides, vendors say convicted fraudster owes them thousands

Brides and wedding vendors say they want to be paid back thousands of dollars, alleging a Manitoba wedding planner and convicted fraudster faked invoices, inflated bills and failed to pay subcontractors.

36 weeks pregnant, Winnipeg woman given medication to induce labour by mistake

A Winnipeg mother-to-be said she's scared and wants her complaints heard after she went for an ordinary appointment with her gynecologist and was given medication to induce labour by mistake.

Live stream of dying man was effort to show plight of Winnipeg's North End, says resident

A Winnipeg woman who went live on Facebook while paramedics tried to resuscitate a dying man is sorry for upsetting the victim’s family but says she only wanted to show the realities of her North End Winnipeg neighbourhood.

Homicide victim's family shocked by Facebook live videos of man dying on sidewalk

William Sumner's family has been trying to piece together what happened to him in the hours leading up to his death.

Dozens meet at site of Spence Street homicide to mourn Marilyn Oshawee, 37

As the rain pours down and the smell of sage fills the air, Roseanna Oshawee fights back tears for her daughter Marilyn Oshawee, 37, who was found dead Saturday in a home in Winnipeg's West End.

'I wouldn't do it again,' says Manitoba man who was stabbed while stopping intruder

A Niverville, Man. resident says he's thankful to be alive after he was stabbed under his ribcage trying to stop a man from robbing him.

'This is Candace's legacy,' Wilma Derksen says as Candace House secures location

It’s been years in the making but Candace House has officially secured its new home in the heart of Winnipeg’s downtown.

'It brings a tear to our eye': Winnipeg surgeon sews up stuffed animal for patient with special needs

A surgeon at Winnipeg's Concordia hospital performed some emergency surgery this week. In the process, he gave new life to a stuffed animal — and helped brighten a long hospital stay for a patient with special needs, says the man's mother.

'It's just not fair,' says North End resident on hook for stolen garbage carts

Mary Anne Clarke drives her trash to her daughter's house because she can't afford to replace the garbage and recycling carts that have been stolen from her Mountain Avenue home.

'It gives them their sense of self-worth': Rossbrook House holds 35th powwow

The sound of a beating drum could be heard for blocks Thursday night, as hundred gathered to take part in Rossbrook House’s annual powwow. The event, which has been held for 35 years, originally began in the basement of a church and has grown into an annual affair.

'Why didn't they just leave her alive?' says mother of Jeanenne Fontaine

Since losing her daughter two months ago, Lana Fontaine has feared for her safety.

'It's a tremendous loss' says cousin of 24-year-old woman who died of fentanyl overdose

Thomas Manitopyes can't stop thinking about a phone call that came in Sunday night — a call from a close friend alerting him that his 24-year-old sister, Destiny Dawn Manitopyes, wasn't breathing.

Ritchot mayor says name-calling, belligerent behaviour on council reason for resignation

The mayor of Rural Municipality of Ritchot has abruptly resigned, along with two councillors.

'It means a lot to me' says Syrian refugee after donations pour in to help save mother's life

A Syrian refugee who moved to Winnipeg five months ago is desperate for financial support in order to help his mother whose health is deteriorating quickly.

'I'm not OK with people trying to poison my family,' Winnipeg woman says after pets targeted

Ashley Lamothe says her family pets have been targeted by complete strangers — with everything from anonymous complaint letters to what she says are attempts to poison her dogs. And it's gotten so bad, she says she and her family plan to move.