Darren Bernhardt


Darren Bernhardt spent the first dozen years of his journalism career in newspapers, first at the Regina Leader-Post then the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. He has been with CBC Manitoba since 2009 and specializes in offbeat and local history stories and features. Story idea? Email: darren.bernhardt@cbc.ca

Latest from Darren Bernhardt

Pallister praises Hutterites, urges against COVID-19 stigmatization

Hutterites are among the first to help out in times of crisis, and now it's important that other Manitobans treat them with "respect, patience and kindness" rather than subjecting them to shame, Manitoba's premier said Wednesday.

Manitoba's spike in COVID-19 cases is cluster, not second wave, says top doctor

The surge in new COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks in Manitoba is not a second wave of the pandemic, but it is a strong reminder we are far from being in the clear, says the province's chief public health officer.

Manitoba looks to open borders, increase gathering sizes in Phase 4 of COVID-19 recovery

The Manitoba government is looking to throw open the doors to its COVID-19 recovery efforts by easing several restrictions, allowing movie theatres to reopen and theatrical performances to resume, and increasing gathering sizes.

Manitoba makes formal bid to host truncated 2020 CFL season

Manitoba is spending $8 million to restart large events, including $2.5 million on a bid to have the CFL play the truncated 2020 season in Winnipeg as a hub city.

Hutterite colonies in Manitoba go into lockdown after COVID-19 shows up

A couple of Manitoba Hutterite colonies are in voluntary lockdown because members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Doctor demands answers after her dad's death following Victoria Hospital care

A prominent doctor and author is enraged about her dad's treatment in a Winnipeg hospital and is demanding answers about his death, now that the hospital has deemed it a critical incident.

CBC Manitoba host Ismaila Alfa to pull up stakes and move to Toronto's Metro Morning

Ismaila Alfa, host of CBC Radio's afternoon drive show Up to Speed, will be the new host of CBC Toronto's top-rated radio program Metro Morning.

Come for a barbecue, grab some sanitizer: How to adjust backyard gatherings under COVID-19

Manitobans have excelled at navigating COVID-19 over the past three months but now comes a new challenge: how to finesse a backyard shindig in an awkward, anxious time.

'Weather whiplash' brought intense heat and storm, now a chilly shift

Southern Manitoba's summer weather is continuing its yo-yo tendencies, shifting from sweat to sweaters.

Cleanup from powerful windstorm continues in southwest, with more storms on the way

Some Manitobans are bracing for more hot, windy, sticky and potentially stormy weather on the heels of a powerful windstorm that ripped through the southwest early Wednesday, uprooting trees and tipping vehicles and farm bins.

Winnipeg has looked to minnows, bug bombs and flowers in decades of mosquito fighting

The annual struggle against Winnipeg's summer scourge of mosquitoes has led to a colourful history of peculiar — and sometimes dangerous — methods of trying to control them.

Homeless encampment dismantled but residents aim to set up elsewhere

People living at a homeless encampment near the Disraeli Bridge were pulling down tents and makeshift shelters, and slowly packing up their belongings Friday, after being issued a formal order by the City of Winnipeg Wednesday to vacate.

Disposable bowling shoes, no dugouts in baseball: Sports adapt during pandemic

Recreational sports are back in Manitoba, but COVID-19 has prompted some quirky changes.

Winnipeggers say they're sickened, traumatized by George Floyd's death at hands of Minneapolis police

The death of George Floyd during an arrest by police in Minneapolis has sparked violent protests in the United States while igniting anguish and calls for change in Winnipeg.

Manitoba reaches 5th straight day with no new COVID-19 cases

Wednesday marked the fifth consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases identified in Manitoba.