Laura Glowacki


Laura Glowacki is a reporter based in Winnipeg. Before moving to Manitoba in 2015, she worked as an associate producer for CBC's Metro Morning in Toronto. Find her on Twitter @glowackiCBC and reach her by email at

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Winnipeg chief says police can do a better job finding missing people

In response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the head of Winnipeg police says Manitoba can do better when it comes to locating people who go missing while travelling within the province.

Manitoba First Nation to build 30 mould resistant homes for $9M

Manitoba’s Misipawistik Cree Nation (MCN) near Grand Rapids, Man. says it has purchased 30 new, mould and fire resistant homes designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal.

Complaints to City of Winnipeg's fraud and waste hotline double in 2 years

The number of complaints to Winnipeg's fraud and waste hotline doubled between 2016 and 2018, according to the latest annual report by the city's audit department.

City will consider taking over some Winnipeg Transit Plus service from private contractors

A decision Tuesday moves Winnipeg a step closer to changing the way it provides public transportation for persons with disabilities.

'All Canadians have a role to play': Bowman calls for city review of MMIWG inquiry report

The mayor of Winnipeg has asked the city's public service to read the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and make recommendations on how the city can respond to the report's calls for justice.

Peggo upgrades could shorten waits for transit riders, city says

Transit riders may start to notice improvements to the Peggo card system as early as this summer, the City of Winnipeg says.

Winnipeg police exonerate city councillor, police board chair who took selfie while driving

Winnipeg police say the chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, city Coun. Kevin Klein, did not break the law when he took a selfie behind the wheel this week.

Motion to force councillors charged with assault to take leave won't go ahead, Gilroy says

The city councillor who first introduced a motion to put councillors on paid leave when facing charges of assault and sexual assault says it appears to be impossible to put it into law.

City councillor denies he broke laws taking selfie while driving

Winnipeg city Coun. Kevin Klein, the chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, says he did not break Manitoba's distracted driving laws when he took a photo of himself behind the wheel earlier this week.

City inches closer to organic waste pilot program

Some Winnipeggers may soon be able to separate out organic waste such as fruit peels, expired dairy and animal bones, and leave it curbside for pickup as part of a compost waste pilot program.

Most assaults at Millennium Library don't involve weapons, internal records show

Security reports at Millennium Library suggest patrons and staff are more likely to be hurt by someone without a weapon than with a weapon, according to a review by CBC News.

City promises full report on Winnipeg Transit Plus complaints

A city committee requested a full accounting from the Winnipeg public service Tuesday on the problem-plagued Winnipeg Transit Plus service.

Winnipeg mulls buying forest to create park

The city's planning and development standing policy committee voted on Monday to ask the public service to write a report on purchasing the forest off Sumka Road.

Councillors fund pilot project to improve development notices

Three city councillors are paying for a pilot project to see whether making development notices larger and easier to understand is a good idea.

As much as $45K lost from transit union's 'free ride day,' but most riders paid: City of Winnipeg

An estimate by the city suggests most riders paid to take the bus on a day transit drivers showed their frustration with ongoing contract talks by refusing to enforce fare collection.