Manitoba’s media outlets


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How do Manitobans get their news? Just like in other provinces in Canada, Manitoba has a number of newspapers, radio and television stations as well as online news outlets (which how most people get news nowadays) that keep everyone up-to-date with the latest happenings.

A variety of international, national, and community media outlets are active in Manitoba. There are even neighbourhood newspapers you can get for free within communities that update you about activities in the area, promotions of local businesses, even discussion of issues affecting your immediate vicinity. Meanwhile, ethnic newspapers reflective of Manitoba’s diversity, also abound in Winnipeg and nearby regions.

Getting the news

Major print newspapers (with online versions) in Manitoba include:

You can also get Manitoba and Canada-wide news from these online publications:

There are nearly 30 newspapers in rural Manitoba (areas outside Winnipeg) such as:

For a list of Manitoba Newspapers and News media Guide click the link.

There are also a number of ethnic print newspapers circulating in Manitoba such as the Czas/Polish Times, La Liberte (French), Manitoba Chinese Post, Die Mennonitische Post (Mennonite), Filipino Journal, Manitoba Indochina News, Progress: Ukranian Catholic News, O Mundial (Portuguese), Vietnamese Magazine, Viking Times (Scandinavian), and the Visnyk/The Herald (Ukranian Orthodox Church).

News and more

Free television stations in Manitoba include CBC Television (channel 27 on UHF/2 on cable), CTV (7/5), Global (40/12), City (13/8) and French-language station Ici Radio-Canada Télé (51/10). Additionally, there are stations broadcasting from American networks from North Dakota, Fargo and Grand Forks that are available in Winnipeg and many parts of Southern Manitoba such as Prairie Public Television. If these aren’t enough, there is a host of television stations available via cable or IPTV (Internet Protocol Television). Many subscribe using various service providers in the province such as:

These companies usually offer bundled services to families. Aside from access to cable TV or IPTV, you can include internet and cellular phone service in your package.

Aside from television, you will also have a choice of over 20 AM and FM radio stations from which you can access music, news, or talk/information programs, in English and in French. These include 990 AM CBC Radio One (news/talk), 88.1 FM Ici Radio-Canada Première (news/talk French), 91.1 FM Envol 91 (community radio, French), 104.1 FM QX 104 (country music) and 107.1 FM Classic 107 (Classical and Jazz music).

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