Jonathan Ventura

CBC News

Jonathan Ventura is a video journalist currently working for CBC Manitoba.

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Meet a Winnipeg music teacher who performed part of a Brahms symphony — all by himself

With the ability to play almost 50 instruments, one Winnipeg musician has found a creative way to use some of his extra time.

3 households share what Ramadan looks like and means to them this year

Despite not being able to share community meals and prayers, three households share what the month of Ramadan will look like for them.

Physical distancing requirements raise new and old concerns for Manitobans with disabilities

Being confined at home is a challenge for many Manitobans, but for many who live with disabilities, isolation can be even more challenging — and may have lasting impacts beyond the pandemic. 

From Hutterite colonies to sewing networks, Manitobans making masks for front-line workers

Mask-makers across Manitoba, including 50 Hutterite colonies, families, and a new collective, are delivering non-medical masks for free to health-care workers and vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

New units coming to help Winnipeg's homeless population self-isolate, slow coronavirus spread

The province of Manitoba says it is adding 140 more beds at shelters in the province to help those experiencing homelessness self-isolate while waiting for test results, or if they've already tested positive for COVID-19. 

Portable toilets, wash stations made available for Winnipeg's homeless during pandemic

Community organizations are keeping their doors open and creating new places for Winnipeg's homeless population to use the toilet and wash up. 

Outdoor art gallery brightens up Winnipeg neighbourhood during pandemic

Art galleries have closed around the city, but one artist has decided to curate an outdoor gallery of her own in the yard of her Lord Roberts neighbourhood home.  

WATCH: Portraits at a safe social distance raise money for charity

Collecting donations for Winnipeg Harvest instead of payment, 15 Winnipeg photographers are capturing family photos at a safe distance.

Tigers, meerkats and bears — oh my! Manitoba attractions launch virtual tours

Some of Manitoba’s favourite attractions are creating virtual tours after temporary closing due to COVID-19. 

Staying indoors? Manitobans offer opportunities to learn, laugh and work out online

Social distancing can be lonely, but some teachers, entertainers, and business owners are finding new ways to help you to stay healthy and connected.

Local distilleries switch to making and distributing hand sanitizer during shortage

In response to a shortage of hand sanitizer some alcohol distilleries in Winnipeg are making more than just spirits.

'I don't expect you to forgive me': Former principal pleads guilty to 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder

The former principal of Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder on Monday, for the killing of two people in 2017. 

High demand for hand sanitizer and face masks leave some retailers out of stock, while others sell on Kijiji

The demand for hand sanitizer and face masks has left all the Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Winnipeg, among many other stores, out of stock.

WATCH: Oji-Cree artist Jordan Stranger explains meaning behind new Festival du Voyageur logo

Festival du Voyageur has a new logo this year, created by Indigenous artist Jordan Stranger, whose bold work can be seen across Winnipeg.

All aboard: Métis artist transforms school bus into mobile music and art venue

A local Métis artist has transformed her decommissioned school bus into a mobile music and art venue in order to help bring underrepresented women, Indigenous and artists of colour to centre stage.