Ian Froese


Ian Froese reports from the Manitoba Legislature for CBC Manitoba. He previously wrote for the Brandon Sun and the Carillon in Steinbach. Story idea? Email ian.froese@cbc.ca.

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Having a blast: Winnipeg fireworks store offers free show for info on pyrotechnic pincher

A Winnipeg fireworks retailer is offering a free show for the tip that catches a thief who stole $150 worth of pyrotechnics.

Manitoba NDP demands pre-election freeze on controversial government decisions

The Manitoba NDP is calling on the government to refrain from controversial announcements in the lead-up to the next election — such as closing the emergency room at Seven Oaks General Hospital.

Morden's LGBTQ community touched by love, honks of support in first Pride

The first one will be remembered as a celebration of hundreds, resplendent in colourful attire, marching down a sidewalk in a traditionally conservative community Saturday to hollers of support and honks by many who drove past. 

At 96, Winnipeg's Lightning Lou sprinting to world-best times

A 96-year-old grandfather who strives to be faster than anyone his age never doubted he would beat a world's best time on Saturday.

Progressive Conservatives vulnerable on health care, say experts, but is it enough to oust Pallister?

Before a Manitoba election expected to be dominated by health care, the Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister are vulnerable on the issue — but not necessarily in peril, one political watcher says.

Pallister sends Manitobans to polls Sept. 10, ending months of election speculation

Manitobans will vote for their next provincial government on Sept. 10, Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister announced Wednesday.

Peachey pitches regular bedside visits as part of new model of Manitoba patient care

A bedside visit every day from a patient's doctor and nurse might be one solution to what ails health care in Manitoba.

Jets trade Jacob Trouba to Rangers

The Winnipeg Jets have traded defenceman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick at the upcoming NHL draft.

Rupture of Thompson's tailing dams could kill nearly 100 people, Vale reveals

A mining giant reeling from a deadly dam collapse in Brazil says it is investigating one of its dams in Thompson, Man., over fears a rupture could kill as many as 100 people.

Influx of patients temporarily forced St. Boniface Hospital to send some patients away

Winnipeg health officials attempted to reassure the public that St. Boniface Hospital's emergency room remained open to patients after an influx on Wednesday temporarily forced staff to turn away some who needed certain help.

'A lot of anxiety from nurses' over plan to shift to 12-hour rotations at Seven Oaks Hospital: union

Nurses at Seven Oaks General Hospital say they feel slighted by a unilateral decision to extend most shifts by four hours once the emergency department closes in September.

Seven Oaks hospital slashing full-time hours for some support staff this fall

A health-care union is crying foul after learning Seven Oaks General Hospital will cut full-time hours for 32 support staff this fall.

Manitoba signs on to housing deal, months after MP's accusation of inaction on national housing strategy

The Manitoba government signed on to a massive influx in cash for public housing on Tuesday, months after vocal criticism from a Liberal MP over how long it was taking.

Manitoba will become last province to build a stroke unit

The Manitoba government is promising to fulfil an election pledge by becoming the last province in the country to build a dedicated stroke unit.

'Confidence is lost': Report on health-care overhaul finds major problems

A revealing look into the overhaul of Winnipeg’s health-care system found staff at risk of burnout, no ongoing assessment of whether the revamp is even working and surgeons threatening to walk out if Concordia’s ER is replaced with a walk-in clinic.