Marianne Klowak

Reporter

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Marianne has always had a passion for seeking the truth. She began her career anchoring and reporting at CKX Brandon. From there she worked in both TV news and current affairs at CBC Saskatoon. For the past 25 years Marianne has worked in Winnipeg, both in radio and television. She was formerly a teacher in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Latest from Marianne Klowak

Province promises help for Manitoba farmers struggling after summer drought

Help is on the way for Manitoba farmers whose feed supply was hurt by the summer drought, the Manitoba government says.

Gun found near middle school but police, school officials don't tell parents

Parents at École Henri-Bergeron received an email last week about a "suspicious object" found by a student on a residential property adjacent to the school. They want to know why the Louis Riel School Division didn't tell them it was a firearm.

Recently retired nurse, union say election promise to hire more nurses won't fix 'acute' shortage

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has released figures that show there were 1,350 vacant nursing positions as of August — an increase from 1,171 the previous year. A retired nurse and the Manitoba Nurses Union both say the province's health-care system is losing valuable expertise.

Family asks for help finding Cynthia Parisian

Cynthia Parisian's family is making a public plea for help finding the Winnipeg mother and grandmother. Police say she was last seen at the doors of the Home Depot store at 845 Leila Ave. on the afternoon of Feb. 17.

One year later, Alonsa residents still cleaning up after deadly tornado

The hot, humid weather this August long weekend is sparking difficult memories for some people in Alonsa, as debris from last year's massive tornado continues to wash up on the shores of the beach near the small Manitoba community. 

Crown wants 12-year sentence for crime spree that started with 'unprovoked, savage' bus shelter attack

The man who beat an international student at a downtown Winnipeg bus shelter in what a Crown attorney called an "unprovoked, savage attack in a public area" could face up to 12 years in prison.

App-rehensive: CBC social media experiment uncovers anxiety, discontent in users

New research says social medial use increases anxiety and depression. CBC conducted its own experiment and asked two users to give up scrolling their feeds for seven days. The results were surprising.

Inmate killings, rising violence lead to spike in PTSD rate among prison staff: union

Five inmate homicides at Stony Mountain Institution in 16 months, along with an increase in assaults because of changes to segregation is sparking more cases of PTSD among prison staff, says the union representing correctional officers.

Groundbreaking surgery brings music back into a talented teenager's life

A state-of-the-art neuro microscope, the only one of its kind in Canada, enabled a surgical team at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital to successfully treat a vascular lesion that diminished 16-year-old Lillian Moore's ability to play the piano. A year later, she couldn't be more grateful.

Ice fisher has 2nd thoughts about hunting after rescuing female moose from lake

Reggie Jackson has been ice fishing for years. Never did he expect to see a large moose stranded in water. He and another ice fisherman rescued the animal with ropes and a ski doo at Wildnest Lake in Saskatchewan.

Former sexually exploited youth says report into Tina Fontaine's death misses the mark

In a report released last week into the 2014 death of Tine Fontaine, Manitoba's advocate for children and youth says the province should look at lengthening the number of days it can lock up at risk children. One survivor says lock up isn't the answer and that will do way more harm by re victimizing the victim.

Former Winnipeg broadcaster Steve Vogelsang found fit to stand trial

A former Winnipeg broadcaster and journalism instructor has been found fit to stand trial in Alberta, according to his lawyer Greg White.

'We are going to find out who you are,' Winnipeg police warn those making threats against schools

Just days after a 14-year-old girl was arrested for making threats against people associated with Arthur Day Middle School, police say more threats have been made against that Winnipeg school and two others.

'History in the making' as women who made racist posts face Indigenous mediation circle

A mediation circle involving two non-Indigenous women who were charged after posting racist comments on Facebook is being called a precedent-setting and ground-breaking example of restorative justice.

Stella's workers hold union drive at 2 locations

A local restaurant chain plagued by a long list of complaints on an Instagram account called Not My Stella's is facing unionization at two of its locations. The Instagram account was filled with almost two hundred of postings alleging sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and abuse of staff by senior managers.Two of the managers have been fired.