Sam Samson


Sam Samson is a multimedia journalist who has worked for CBC in Manitoba and Ontario as a reporter and associate producer. Before working for CBC, she studied journalism and communications in Winnipeg. You can get in touch on Twitter @CBCSamSamson or email

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Hitting the brakes: Why this group of Winnipeggers wants the speed limit dropped city-wide

A group of Winnipeggers concerned about pedestrian safety wants the City to bring down the default speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h.

'I'm scared:' Young workers nervous about violence, thefts, but still taking retail jobs

Some young retail employees say they're nervous about going to work after hearing about recent violent attacks and robberies in Winnipeg stores.

New school in Waverley West won't include some Bridgwater families blocks away

Families in Winnipeg's Bridgwater neighbourhoods are frustrated with plans for a new school that won't be in their catchment area, even though it's just blocks away.

Meet the Winnipeg CEO who lives at home with his parents

Chris Schmidt has been the CEO of six companies, he's creating new artificial intelligence technology, and he lives with his parents to save cash.

'Do your job,' Manitoba teen climate activists tell re-elected Trudeau government at rally

A crowd of Manitoba teens gathered at the Legislative Building Friday had a message for re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "do your job" and address the climate crisis.

Small-scale Manitoba farmers fight for crop insurance after year of tough weather

Smaller farms in Manitoba are struggling after a year of tough weather, especially October's snowstorm. The difference between those farms and large-scale industry farms? Insurance.

Voter turnout drops under 50 per cent in Manitoba's northernmost riding

Monday's federal election showed a drop in voter turnout across the board in Manitoba.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service half-marathon cancelled over danger of falling tree debris

Fallen and damaged trees along the route present a "serious" concern for the 3,500 people who are scheduled to participate in the planned Sunday run, says the race director.

'Their vote counts. It's as simple as that': Winnipeg North residents come together to combat low turnout

Hundreds of people from Winnipeg North showed up to CBC Manitoba's Operation Vote block party on Thursday.

Blaikie, Toet face off in battle of the incumbents in Elmwood-Transcona

The federal race for Elmwood-Transcona is shaping up to be another close call. NDP candidate Daniel Blaikie won the riding in 2015 by 61 votes over former Conservative MP Lawrence Toet. Now they're once again vying to be the area's next member of Parliament.

Familiar faces in race for Winnipeg's Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley seat

The people in this riding have already elected three out of seven candidates in some capacity over the years. Which familiar face will come out on top in the race for the federal seat?

'Talk to us': With no visits from candidates, one Winnipeg North voter says she's reluctant to cast a ballot

One Winnipeg non-voter says there are two main reasons she doesn't vote: she's never met any of the candidates, and she can't seem to find enough information on who they are or what they stand for.

This Winnipeg woman doesn't have ID — here's how she can still vote

Allison Flemming constantly has her stuff stolen living on Flora Avenue, including her ID. She can't get new documents in time for the election, but she still has one more option to cast a ballot.

This neighbourhood had one of the lowest voter turnouts in the last federal election, but why?

Allison Flemming is among the almost 70 per cent of people who live in her polling area who didn't vote in the last federal election.

Winnipeg Liberal ridings could be in jeopardy after Trudeau brownface scandal: analyst

A political analyst says some Winnipeg ridings that were expected to be safe Liberal seats in the upcoming federal election might be in after news broke Wednesday of Justin Trudeau's past use of brownface and blackface.