Sarah Petz

Reporter, CBC Manitoba

Sarah Petz is a reporter with CBC Manitoba. She was previously based at CBC New Brunswick. Her career has taken her across three provinces and includes a stint in East Africa. In 2017, she was part of a team of reporters and editors nominated for a National Newspaper Award for a feature on the Port of Saint John in New Brunswick. She can be reached at

Latest from Sarah Petz

Winnipeg mom finding it impossible to get toddler home from India during COVID-19 pandemic

A Winnipeg mother says she's at her wit’s end trying to get her toddler home from India during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mayor becomes 1st Winnipeg Uber passenger as ride-hailing giant launches in city

After a few false starts, the ride-hailing service Uber is officially launching in Winnipeg, a news release says.

Dozens of Winnipeg women speak about being drugged at local bars

A Facebook post about drink tampering and date rape drugs has prompted dozens of women to come forward, saying it happened to them at bars and clubs across Winnipeg.

Winnipeg family teams up with Trudeau for new Lego video on Canada Day

A Winnipeg dad and his two sons who made a viral video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau using Lego this spring have released a new creation just in time for Canada Day.

Southwest Manitoba communities under states of emergency as 'weather bomb' threatens homes

The municipality of Minto-Odanah in Manitoba and the Minnedosa's mayor have both declared a local state of emergency in the region due to heavy rains and high waters, as more stormy weather advances on the region.

Canada should end Meng Wanzhou extradition proceedings, Lloyd Axworthy says

Former Liberal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy says the Canadian government should prioritize getting two Canadians detained in China home safely and end the extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou.

Province launches service to help families settle disputes out of court

The provincial government has launched a new service to give families access to tools to help them settle disputes out of court. 

Manitoba will pay people $2,000 to get off COVID-19 benefits and go back to work

The Manitoba government will pay residents up to $2,000 if they go back to work and stop collecting federal COVID-19 benefits. 

Manitoba to build outdoor shelters for personal care home visits

The Manitoba government plans to build outdoor, all-season shelters at personal care homes to allow residents to safely visit their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catching up with Miss Centennial Manitoba, 50 years into her reign

Winning the title of Miss Centennial Manitoba 50 years ago earned Darlene Williams a dinner with Prince Charles and got her face on a promotional brochure for her hometown.

Gail Asper 'very troubled' by allegations of discrimination at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Gail Asper, the woman who led the campaign to bring the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to fruition, says she is “deeply troubled” by allegations of racism and homophobia raised by current and former employees in recent weeks.

'Churches don't make health policy,' Pallister says in face of petition for full-capacity service

Some churches in Manitoba are banding together to ask the province to lift all COVID-19-related restrictions that limit how they can worship. 

Video shows Winnipeg police kicking, kneeing man during arrest

Video of Winnipeg police officers kneeing and repeatedly kicking a man, who was on the ground, during a recent arrest has enraged critics — but a police spokesperson says the use of force was justified, and might have saved the man's life.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights aware of racism concerns for years: former employee

A former employee of the Canadian Human Rights Museum says she was 'livid' when the museum's CEO claimed the stories of racism at the institution came as a surprise, because employees have been fighting for change for years. 

Former employees of Canadian Museum for Human Rights say they faced racism, mistreatment

Some former employees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights say they experienced racism while working at the institution.