Katrina Clarke was born in Winnipeg and raised in southern Ontario. She believes Manitoba instilled grit and resiliency in her from Day One by living the first months of her life in a frigid Prairie winter.
An avid reader, Katrina dreamed of becoming a detective like her literary heroes, Harriet the Spy and Nancy Drew. She once spent a summer investigating the goings-on in small-town Ontario, documenting her observations – specifically, the licence plates of passing cars – in a notebook. Sadly, she solved no mysteries or crimes.
Since then, Katrina’s grown-up journalism career has taken her from Toronto to Fredericton and back again (Hamilton), plus a few stints overseas. She joined the Free Press in 2022 and is proud to call Friendly Manitoba home once again.
Katrina strives to make Winnipeg and Manitoba a better place through investigative journalism that holds power to account, demands transparency from public officials and leads to progressive policy change.
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Recent articles of Katrina Clarke
Manitoba’s physician watchdog has revoked the licence of a Winnipeg doctor after he was found guilty of several counts of misconduct, including failing to maintain professional boundaries with a female patient.
In a decision dated June 2 and posted on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba’s website, a CPSM panel determined Dr. Shamoon Hasham Din breached an undertaking that required him to have a female chaperone present when treating female patients, created false and misleading medical records, provided medical care to pediatric patients whom he was not allowed to care for, failed to maintain professional boundaries with a female patient and displayed an “unwillingness to inability” to be governed by the regulatory body.
The misconduct occurred over a six-month period in 2020-21. Din pleaded guilty to the first three counts and not guilty to the latter two. The law firm that represented Din, MLT Aikins, would not comment on the matter.
The college registrar, in a statement accompanying the decision, said Din has “demonstrated an incapacity or unfitness to practice medicine.”
Mother Nature has some bad news for Manitoba’s outdoor enthusiasts.
In a release late Tuesday, the provincial government announced many provincial parks campgrounds won’t open on time, due to everything from flooded roads to wet ground to water supply issues.
Travel within Nopiming Provincial Park is also “not advised” at this time. All canoe routes in Nopiming and Manigotagan River provincial parks are closed, along with some trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
At the following parks, campground openings scheduled for May 13 have been delayed:
Three patients with stroke symptoms didn’t get timely enough care when seeking treatment, a new report detailing critical incidents reported to Manitoba Health suggests.
The report also details an incident in which a child died after “entrapment” involving a hospital bed and another in which a surgical instrument was left inside a person undergoing surgery.
The report on Critical Incidents Reported to Manitoba Health includes a total of 48 incidents documented over a three-month period in 2020, from July 1 to Sept. 30. Critical incidents “reflect serious and unintended harm experienced by individuals using Manitoba’s health care services,” according to the province’s website.
One-quarter of the incidents listed in the new report resulted in death.