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

Fox Lake worker launches nightly patrol for fugitives suspected of B.C. homicides

The man who first discovered the torched SUV driven by the fugitives suspected of killing three people in northern British Columbia is taking matters into his own hands to help protect his northern Manitoba community. 

RCMP will use every resource to comb harsh terrain for suspects in B.C. killings, experts say

Aircraft, thermal imaging, dogs, different types of vehicles — police will use every resource they can in a countrywide manhunt for two young men who are suspects in the deaths of three people in northern B.C., a former RCMP officer says.

Winnipeg charity Agape Table also suffers losses in North End warehouse fire

A Winnipeg charity — and the people it serves — are on the long list of those affected by a massive warehouse blaze on Monday morning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Salju, Kadali or Perdana? Take online poll to help pick this baby gibbon's name

The Winnipeg zoo's cutest new resident needs a name, and you can help pick it.