Emily Brass

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Emily Brass is a radio news anchor and reporter at CBC Manitoba. She's worked as a national and local journalist at CBC in Montreal, Toronto, St. John's, Victoria and London, U.K.

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Winnipeg teens were ready for 'grittier rock 'n' roll' of Little Richard, recalls veteran musician

Drummer Owen Clark, 81, said in the 1950s, Manitoba teenagers would dance to Little Richard all night long. The 87-year-old rock pioneer died on Saturday morning.

From families to community groups, seniors are sorely missed during COVID-19 pandemic

Non-profit groups and extended families say life is harder during the pandemic, without the support of seniors

Chance of contracting COVID-19 while out for a spring walk 'incredibly small', Manitoba researchers say

The threat of contracting COVID-19 can make outings feel a bit scary these days, but researchers say that shouldn't stop you from heading out on a walk.

Winnipeggers urged to pitch in and pick up for Earth Day

Take Pride Winnipeg says the COVID-19 pandemic has left it short on volunteers for its annual "Team Up to Clean Up" campaign.

'Tonight I'll sing for Nova Scotia': Winnipeg musician channels grief into song

Folk singer Scott Nolan says music is a powerful way to process difficult emotions after a mass shooting in Nova Scotia that left at least 22 victims, plus the shooter, dead.

'Don't put your health on hold': Doctors urge Manitobans not to avoid getting care during pandemic

Doctors Manitoba says it is worried a dramatic drop in medical office and clinic visits could create another healthcare crisis.

'Lack of empathy': Rural Manitoba paramedics say province not providing proper protective gear

The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals says rural first responders have inferior or ill-fitting personal protective equipment, or no gear at all.

Take it to go: Winnipeg restaurants say they need your support to keep going

Manitoba restaurants are trying to adapt to the new reality of takeout or delivery only.

'Where would these people go?': Manitoba non-profits concerned over potential cuts

Some Manitoba community groups worry they won't be able to operate without full provincial funding.

Shoppers say physical distancing left up to them at busy grocery stores

Manitoba supermarkets are encouraging shoppers to stay two meters apart, but stop short of enforcing the rules.

'A tough spot': Parents hit by coronavirus downturn struggle to pay for daycare, but don't want to lose spaces

As the coronavirus pandemic leaves businesses in financial uncertainty, some Manitoba daycares are asking parents to share their financial burden. One St. Vital child care centre is asking parents to pay their dues, even while their children aren't attending.

On edge: Manitobans living near U.S. border face uncertainty as 'non-essential' crossings restricted

Southern Manitoba residents often cross into Minnesota and North Dakota for services, employment and family connections.

Empty tables, uncertain futures: Winnipeg restaurants close during COVID-19 outbreak

Dozens of Winnipeg restaurants have shut down over the past few days, as Manitobans take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

'We've been warned': Cruise ship cautions keep Manitobans from getting on-board

Manitobans may be dreaming of warmer climes as the final days of winter drag on, but catching sun on the deck of a luxury cruise ship is looking less inviting. Canada joined the U.S. on Monday in advising people not to set sail because of the global spread of COVID-19.

'We just have to keep fighting': Winnipeg students walk out for Wet'suwet'en

About 200 post-secondary students marched from the University of Winnipeg to the Manitoba Legislature to show solidarity with

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