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

Licensing technicalities 'unreasonable' for bars that must now close, pivot to takeout, association says

New pandemic restrictions are now in place in Winnipeg and its metro region. The new measures will be in place for at least two weeks, heading into what is usually a busy season for the hospitality industry.
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Manitoba's opioid epidemic eclipsed by COVID-19, says mother of man who died in overdose

A mother whose son died of a suspected fentanyl overdose this summer says she knows too many parents who have lost their adult children to drug overdoses during the pandemic.

Fewer may be fed this Thanksgiving, as Winnipeg's shelters, food banks limit access due to COVID-19

Food banks and shelters are grappling with how to follow COVID-19 protocols in Winnipeg while making sure those who are less fortunate get a hot Thanksgiving meal next weekend.

Travellers wary, agencies not encouraging travel despite incentives

While airlines are offering free COVID-19 insurance to entice travellers to book flights, many are reluctant. Some say unless there is a vaccine and COVID-19 numbers go down, they won't be boarding a plane anytime soon.

Back to school means back to stress and anxiety for grandparents during coronavirus pandemic

Now that kids are back in school, grandparents are anxious about how and when they will visit and care for their grandchildren. While some are continuing to provide before and after school care, others are isolating because of their own health concerns.

Experts counsel empathy, not blame and stigma, for Winnipeg student with COVID-19

Some Winnipeg psychologists say caution and new ethical guidelines are needed before private health information is made public about students under 18 diagnosed with COVID-19.

Star Lake cottagers sign petition to stop proposed storage site

A group of cottagers in the Whiteshell say they have been given little notice about a proposed nearby storage site. They have signed a petition with more than 140 names on it to block the development.

Winnipeg division moves nearly 300 students to new schools due to COVID-19

Some French immersion students in the Louis Riel School Division are moving into nearby English schools that have more space. It is all in an effort to keep physical distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19 when classes resume September 8.

Manitoba parents still in dark with less than 2 weeks to school start

Some parents say their school divisions' plan for fall is too vague, and they aren't getting the answers they need to make sure their children will be safe when they return to school on September 8.

Bonivital Soccer Club, U of Winnipeg report COVID-19 cases

An individual connected with the Bonivital Soccer Club has tested positive for COVID-19, the club says. The University of Winnipeg also says one of its student athletes has tested positive for the illness.

Manitoba university students should get break on fees for pandemic-affected fall semester: UMSU president

Some University of Manitoba students are wondering why some of their fees aren't being waived, as courses move online, campuses are partially closed, and many students were left without summer employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses start requiring masks as COVID-19 numbers increase

As of this week, some businesses are requiring all staff and customers to wear masks. As COVID numbers increase in the province, businesses say they want to be proactive in making sure staff and patrons are safe.

Substitute shortage a concern as Manitoba schools prepare for September return of students

COVID-19-related health protocols could mean more absences from classrooms than normal when school starts again in September. But there may not be enough substitute teachers to meet that demand, according to the Manitoba Teachers' Society.

International students face added pressure with fall term looming

Some international students who have remained in residence at Manitoba's post secondary institutions are trying to stay afloat, despite a scarcity of jobs and uncerrtainty about how they will make ends meet come September.

Thompson man says he was racially profiled at Walmart, told he looked 'like the type of person who drinks'

Wayne Constant, a First Nations man, says he was stopped by security and told not to go in because he looked like someone who drinks.

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