Shannah-Lee Vidal

Shannah-Lee Vidal is CBC Manitoba's community and traffic reporter.

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Winnipegger tries to solve mystery of wartime postcards by finding family

A Winnipeg woman has a collection of old postcards sent between members of a family in Belgium. She wants to get them to a descendant, but first needs to find someone to translate the words into English.

'I do need you to come in to stay afloat': Small business owner, advocate highlight value of shopping local

As the owner of Preserve by Flora & Farmer is asking for help to stay afloat, a Manitoba small business advocate says the problem extends far beyond a single shop.

Winnipeg crafter creates reusable menstrual products

Winnipeg business Sew Dandee offers menstrual pads that can be washed and reused.

Company transforms plastic trash into innovative items

ReGen Composites uses plastic that can't otherwise be recycled, turning it into items such as benches, fence posts and building blocks.

'Call him a Latin lover': Fernando the therapy turkey made for flirting, not for eating

Fernando is a sociable, attention-craving therapy turkey at a Manitoba animal rescue and petting farm — and apparently, he's a bit of a flirt.

Winnipeg's cat café comes back

Winnipeg only cat café has reopened in a new location nearly a year after closing its doors.

All night gaming event helps sick kids

Extra Life gathers gamers for a 24 hour marathon with a goal of raising funds for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Little Free Library grows into community garden for North Kildonan couple

Maria Sanchez and Rory McDonnell started a Little Free Library to connect with neighbours when they moved into their home on Gilmore Avenue. That's now expanded into an entire community garden.

Healing Angels: Winnipeg group helps trauma victims with tattoos to hide scarring

Angels Ink Foundation Manitoba is footing the bill for tattoos to cover the scars of people affected by physical trauma.

Winnipeg group invites local Catan players to trade, build, settle their way to national championships

Board game players will gather at the University of Manitoba this weekend to compete a national qualifying tournament.

Winnipeg book gives Robin Hood a modern, inclusive look

A Winnipeg woman retells the Robin Hood story in the gender- and body-inclusive children's book Marian.

Winnipeg teachers learn how to weave colourful fabric into stories

It's a length of rope that tells a story. Story vines are tools that tell a story without written words, and this week, a group of Winnipeg teachers learned how to use them to bring Indigenous culture into their classrooms.

Winter got you down? Winnipeg has plenty of fun, indoor activities to beat the cold

If the chill of winter has been keeping you indoors, we've got some family-friendly ideas for you to get out of of the house and get moving, while staying toasty warm.
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