Lara Schroeder

Copy editor

Lara Schroeder is an online copy editor for CBC Manitoba who dabbles in writing and radio. She started her career as a reporter at small-town community newspapers, but her English degree and habits nurtured by her English teacher dad and grammatically meticulous mom steered her toward editing. Her many jobs have included editing at the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Toronto Sun and the Winnipeg Free Press.

Latest from Lara Schroeder

Southern Manitoba much safer than north, Statistics Canada's crime stats suggest

Country living is relatively crime-free in southern Manitoba — but a person's statistical odds of being a victim of crime in northern Manitoba are among the worst in Canada.

NDP bill challenges premier's claim 2020 election would interfere with Manitoba 150

The Opposition NDP says if Premier Brian Pallister is really worried about a provincial election getting in the way of celebrations marking Manitoba's 150th birthday, they have a solution.

Mayor wants Winnipeggers to question MLAs' commitment to city with 'every pothole you hit'

Mayor Brian Bowman continues to place blame for Winnipeg's rough roads on the provincial government.

The bright spot in Winnipeg's spring forecast? Climatologists 'not always right'

Winnipeggers show their frustration with a cool start to May by taking out their anger on a clown.

Wet weather turns out the lights for thousands of Manitobans

Power outages on Friday can probably be blamed on the wet weather and the fact that spring hasn't gotten warm enough to thoroughly dry out power transmission equipment, Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said.

Winkler bills Southern Health $19K to cover 6 days of security for mental health patient

The City of Winkler has sent a $19,000 bill to the Southern Health regional health authority, the cost of devoting two police officers to watching a mental health patient 24 hours a day for six days.

Winnipeg cultural buildings could carry corporate names — for cash infusion

The Manitoba Centennial Centre Corp. is looking for new ways to bring in cash, including the possibility of selling the naming rights for its major assets.

Charges laid faster despite steep rise in muggings, Winnipeg police say

The number of muggings in Winnipeg has increased rapidly over the past five years, but police continue to lay charges in the same percentage of cases — and they're doing it more quickly.

3 suspects arrested in River Heights purse-snatching that injured mother, 66, son says

Jason Findlay says he's glad police have made arrests in connection with a violent purse-snatching that injured his mother, 66, who plans to go for X-rays Monday after being pepper-sprayed and hit in the back with a baton or pipe.

Man swept away by Red River clings to log until rescuers pull him to safety

A man clinging to a log was pulled from the Red River by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews early Monday morning.

Never attempt in-water rescues without training, Lifesaving Society expert advises

Manitoba water safety expert offers important advice following the death of a Winnipeg man found submerged in an apartment pool.

Fires spark as flood fears lower in southern Manitoba

Warm, dry weather has helped keep the Red River from reaching feared flood levels, but it's brought a new problem — fires are sparking in southern Manitoba this week.

Medevac plane badly damaged during emergency landing at Gillam, Man.

No one was injured when a medevac flight attempting an emergency landing touched down on an icy lake just short of the runway at Gillam Airport in northern Manitoba Wednesday night, the RCMP said Thursday.

Air pistol put against man's head, fired several times during online sales meetup

A Winnipegger who went to sell a watch Tuesday evening had what he thought was a fully functional pistol placed against his head and fired several times as he was robbed.

Bouquets, chalk art show support after assault, anti-Jewish vandalism at café

Bouquets and chalk art outside BerMax Caffé and Bistro are helpful signs of Winnipeg's support for the Jewish community after a hateful attack at the restaurant last week, says Ran Ukashi of B'nai Brith Canada.