Rachel Bergen

Rachel Bergen is a journalist for CBC Manitoba and previously reported for CBC Saskatoon. Find her on Twitter at @r_bergen or email her at rachel.bergen@cbc.ca.

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Sister suing over alleged 'utter lack of care' after brother found dead in hospital bathroom

The sister of a 61-year-old man who died while locked in a washroom at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre two years ago is suing the hospital, the health authority and his health-care workers for their roles in his death.

RCAF pilot's precious mementos stolen while stopped in Winnipeg

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot woke up Sunday morning to find his uniforms, medals and flight log stolen from his car in Winnipeg.

Fiancé of Manitoba scientist killed in Tehran plane crash wants 'credible investigation'

A Manitoba man who was engaged to one of the victims on board Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 is calling on Canada to initiate an investigation into why a missile hit the jetliner in January, killing 176 people.

Folkies find their own way to keep the spirit of Winnipeg Folk Fest alive from home

They may not be dancing at the main stage this year, but that didn't stop folkies from taking in the sights and sounds of the Winnipeg Folk Festival from home and at local bars.

Winnipeg Fringe to present 4-day live-streamed Virtually Yours festival during pandemic

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival announced Tuesday it will host a virtual four day-long event in lieu of its annual 12-day festival in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Manitobans can safely celebrate Canada Day during the pandemic

Celebrating Canada Day will no doubt be different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing public health orders.

Case of Manitoban with COVID-19 who failed to isolate after travel raises enforcement questions

A person who travelled out of Manitoba, came into contact with a known case of COVID-19 and did not self-isolate for two weeks upon returning could face a fine for disobeying public health orders. 

Hooked on the idea of fishing? Here's what first-timers need to know in Manitoba

Manitobans might be scaling back their travel plans in favour of new activities closer to home this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charges laid after woman hit by vehicle and killed outside of Health Sciences Centre

Clara Peterson was struck by a vehicle on William Avenue around 4 p.m. on September 10, Winnipeg police said. 

Approach mental health crises with care, not policing: crisis worker

The concept of reallocating money from the police has gathered increasing steam in the wake of the protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police in the U.S.

Manitoba Mountie charged with perjury in connection with testimony in Arborg court

A Manitoba RCMP officer has been charged with perjury after serving as a witness for a prosecutor in provincial court in September, the province's police watchdog says.

Deaf Winnipegger's specialized education complaint against province struck down

A Winnipegger who is deaf says he's "disappointed" after the Manitoba Human Rights Board of Adjudication said his complaint against the province for not fully funding his specialized education didn't meet the legal test for discrimination.

Pharmacist must pay Manitoba regulatory body damages over 'malicious,' defamatory comments: judge

A Manitoba pharmacist must pay more than $150,000 in damages and stay away from the province's regulatory body after writing "high-handed, oppressive and malicious" emails and social media posts, says a Court of Queen's Bench ruling issued Wednesday.

Province eases COVID-19 hospital rules, will allow 1 person per patient to make daily visits

Starting as soon as Friday, patients in Manitoba hospitals will be able to have at least one visitor, as the province is beginning to loosen its strict visitation rules intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

1 new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba linked to cluster involving temporary foreign workers

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, which involves a temporary foreign worker who tested positive for the illness, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Wednesday.

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