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

Frustrated Patrik Laine wants to be on top line, play with high-skilled centre

Patrik Laine believes if he was on another NHL team, his linemates would be the best players available, but in Winnipeg, he's stagnating on a second line with a rotating roster, says a Finnish journalist who has followed the star's career.

Hot days are here but it's the hot nights that are setting records

The late-summer heat that is sending temperatures soaring in Manitoba is not likely to set any new records — at least not during the day.

Dustin Byfuglien granted leave of absence from Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets will be without Big Buff for at least a little while.

Bugged by wasps? Swarms normal this time of year as insects rely more on our food

That black-and-yellow nuisance buzzing around your backyard, in the park and the around the patios isn't out to get you — it just wants to share, before it dies.

Pop-up toilet returns to Winnipeg streets, offers dignity and safety

Winnipeg's popular pop-up potty, which debuted in 2018 and was flush with success, has officially reopened to the public.

Unique dual-purpose Manitoba plane can dust crops, fight fires with ease

Rural Manitobans are very familiar with the term crop dusting — spraying fields with chemicals from a small low-flying aircraft — but how about fire dusting?

1919 Winnipeg General Strike gets bookmarked on Canada's literary trail

A pivotal moment in Winnipeg's history is being added to Canada's literary trail, marking a scene and a place that now only exists in archival photographs and prose.

Manhunt underway after burnt vehicle found in northern Manitoba used by suspects in B.C. homicides: RCMP

A burnt-out vehicle found outside Gillam, Man., is the same one driven by two B.C. teens wanted in connection with three homicides in British Columbia, according to the RCMP. 

'The loss is so profound:' Winnipeggers rally after fire devours artists' warehouse

Hope is rising from the ashes and rubble of an inferno that consumed the livelihoods of more than two dozen Winnipeg artists, musicians and craftspeople on Monday.

'It's all gone': Inferno destroys Winnipeg warehouse loaded with artists' studios

Winnipeg's arts community has been staggered by an inferno that destroyed a warehouse containing numerous studios and decades of work.

Hey Winnipeg, notice all that sticky goo? It's honeydew from aphid poo

If you're stuck for an answer about that tacky coating on vehicles, sidewalks, roads, and trees around Winnipeg right now, we're here for you. Simply put, it's poo.

Transit union wants fall strike for major impact to service, Winnipeg mayor says

A frustrated Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman lashed out at the city's transit union on Friday, accusing it of delaying contract talks in order to disrupt service in the fall, when it would have the biggest impact.

'There has to be something else': Winnipeg's car culture is unsustainable, say urban planning experts

If Winnipeg is to shift out of the well-worn rut of being a car-first culture, it's going to require two crucial elements: creativity and visionary leaders, say urban planning experts.

Instagram obsessed: Can we vacation without posting every moment?

Ah! Summer, that time of the year when people head out on vacation to escape the grind and find some seclusion — as long as it comes with Wi-Fi​​​​​​​.

'She was a pistol': Winnipeg teen Sadie Grimm raced into motorcycle history in 1914

In 1914, Sadie Grimm did something on a motorcycle that men attempted but failed — she won an endurance race from Winnipeg to Winnipeg Beach, across roadless marshlands. It was the first documented award in Canadian motorcycling by a woman in a competition open to men.