Nicholas Frew


Nicholas Frew is an online reporter based in Winnipeg. Hailing from Newfoundland, Frew moved to Halifax to attend journalism school before moving to Winnipeg. Prior to joining CBC Manitoba, Frew interned at the Winnipeg Free Press. Story idea? Email at

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'Gut-wrenching to watch': Tornado that touches down near Virden, Man., leaves ruin in its wake

STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the Virden, Man., area, after a tornado touched down Friday evening.

Judge grants City of Winnipeg access to documents seized by RCMP during police HQ investigation

A judge has ruled the City of Winnipeg can access documents seized by the RCMP during its investigation into the construction of Winnipeg police headquarters, as part of the city's civil lawsuit over the project.

Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases

The leaders of Manitoba's NDP and Liberal parties are backing the call to shut down the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon, Man.

Worn N95 masks can only be cleaned and reused once before unsafe: new Winnipeg-based study

Nearly two-thirds of worn N95 respirator masks can be reused after sterilization — but they'll only fit properly after one round of cleaning, a new Winnipeg-based study has found.

Spike in home-schooling inquiries in Manitoba brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

Many students in Manitoba will be back in the classroom come September, but some parents are seeking home-schooling services because they're worried about how safe schools can actually be during the pandemic.

Bear Clan co-founder James Favel replaced as executive director

James Favel is no longer serving as the executive director of the Bear Clan Patrol, the Winnipeg-based community crime prevention organization he helped revive.

Murder charges laid in killing of man whose body was found in Portage la Prairie

Kyle Evan Sinkovits, 29, and Jonathan Bradley Narvey, 25, have been charged with first-degree murder, forcible confinement and indignity to a human body in connection with the death of Gerhard Reimer-Wiebe.

Manitoba parents, educators thrilled for back-to-school, but much work to be done

Parents and educators alike are happy to hear many students across Manitoba will be returning to class in the fall — though people involved in the education system recognize there is much to be done over the next several weeks to make back-to-school safe.

Brandon police say drug bust could be among largest ever in Manitoba

Officers who pulled two men over near Brandon, Man., for unlawful transportation of liquor say they found 76 kilograms of illegal drugs, with a street value of up to $30 million, in the back of the vehicle.

Family searching for woman, 35, who went missing after day release from Winnipeg hospital

Cassidy Sylvester, 35, was released from Victoria General Hospital on a day pass. She was supposed to return to the hospital at 3 p.m. Tuesday, but she never did.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation aims to take over its child welfare services by next fall

Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba has officially started the process of creating a law that gives jurisdiction for its child and family services to the First Nation, instead of the Manitoba government.

Chief defends Winnipeg Police Service role in security checks for oversight board

Winnipeg's chief of police says he stands behind his organization's authority to conduct background security checks on potential appointees to the Winnipeg Police Board, the body that provides civilian oversight of the Winnipeg Police Service.

Winnipeg city councillor 'disturbed' private info from background check was leaked by police

A Winnipeg city councillor says she is "disturbed" that confidential information regarding her background check was leaked to the news media.

Province will spend $31M for facelifts, security upgrades at Manitoba Housing properties

New fire alarms and appliances, along with accessibility improvements, are among the changes on the way for Manitoba Housing properties throughout the province.

Winnipeg city council to decide whether to increase funding for Portage Place redevelopment

The City of Winnipeg originally said it would provide $5 million of funding to Starlight Investments Ltd. But if a motion to be brought forward at Thursday's council meeting is approved, the city will increase its investment to $11.3 million.