Maggie Macintosh

Maggie Macintosh is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Winnipeg Free Press. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada. Maggie is a bilingual English/French journalist originally from Hamilton, Ont. Prior to packing her bags for Winnipeg, Maggie worked stints at CBC Toronto, CBC Radio and CBC Calgary.

Maggie's Latest Articles

Boy rescued from river after leaving schoolground

A Fort Garry school community is reeling after a six-year-old boy went missing during recess on Tuesday and was found wading into the Red River — a “close call” emergency responders say could have ended in tragedy if not for a police boat’s lucky timing. Oakenwald School staff called local police around 11:30 a.m. to report a child had fled the playground, located steps from Wildwood Park and about five blocks west of the major waterway.

Duelling rallies fuelled by controversial trustee’s return

Two separate rallies about the role of the Louis Riel School Division when it comes to teaching students about LGBTTQ+ identities unfolded only five kilometres away from each other, but attendees’ views were worlds apart. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, roughly 200 people – many of them wearing Pride flags and paraphernalia – chanted, “Hey! Ho! Transphobia has got to go!” outside LRSD headquarters at 900 St. Mary’s Rd.

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