Tessa Vanderhart

Tessa Vanderhart is a producer at CBC Manitoba. She welcomes story tips at tessa.vanderhart@cbc.ca.

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With more weapons in hands of 'people who shouldn't have guns,' Winnipeg's fatal shooting rate spikes

Fatal shootings have claimed six lives in Winnipeg so far in 2019 — double the number of gun homicides in all of 2018.

Dedicated nurses, resource connections help kids in northern Manitoba top vaccination rates

Public health nurses and their ability to connect to supports could be part of the reason the Northern Regional Health Authority does comparatively well on vaccine rates.

Doctor said he could help 'my low sex drive' before sexual assault, witness testifies

A Winnipeg woman told the Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday her first few visits to an Elmwood clinic in 2017 were normal, so she was shocked when Dr. Amir Ravesh sexually assaulted her, saying it was a treatment for low sex drive.

Winnipeg doctor now facing 11 sexual assault charges

Eleven women have now come forward to accuse Dr. Amir Ravesh of assaults, dating back to 2013, at You Medical Centres, an Elmwood clinic where he used to practise.

Winnipeg's recycling needs to get cleaner; instead, people are putting dirty diapers in the blue bin

Dirty diapers and online shopping packaging are part of the reason Winnipeg recycling contamination is up nearly 40 per cent in the last two years, the city says.

'My mom's death was needless': Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella. 

Winnipeg's –36 C forecast could be bad news for emerald ash borers

Extreme cold in the forecast is good news for Winnipeg's ash trees, according to a Minnesota study that shows –30 C temperatures can freeze emerald ash borers to death.

Change to mental health report will likely cause distrust in 'era of suspicion,' politics prof says

The only real difference between a draft of a long-awaited report accidentally released to Manitoba media early Monday morning and the final copy issued hours later is six words: "a safe injection site in Winnipeg."

Jets' fairytale ending at odds with Golden Knights' storybook rise

Winnipeg Jets fans are salivating over the chance at taking home the Stanley Cup for the first time ever. But to do it, they’ll have to solve an expansion team that coalesced from nothingness into a Cup contender.

Grocery store-style food bank gives choices back to low-income clients

The Main Street Project food bank lets clients pick only what they want to eat in a grocery store-style setting.

Refugee shelter in Gretna, Man., closing due to lack of demand

A temporary shelter for asylum-seekers in Gretna, Man., is closing due to a decrease in the number of people crossing the border.

Police chasing jester, masked man after attempted armed robbery at Winnipeg bar

Police searched west Winnipeg for two suspects after an attempted robbery, a gun being fired and a person being thrown into a window at a bar.

'Absolutely amazing': Hundreds flock to Manitoba's Bible Belt for Steinbach's 2nd Pride march

Organizers were overwhelmed by the turnout at the second annual Pride parade in the southern Manitoba city of Steinbach on Saturday.

Semi full of hamburger buns is toast after fire

Motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway near Falcon Lake smelled burnt toast Saturday afternoon, but everyone was OK.

St. Boniface Hospital to allow assisted-dying assessments but not assisted dying

A Winnipeg hospital that prohibits medically assisted dying lifted its policy requiring patients to leave the facility to be assessed for the service.