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Sydney Hildebrandt

The Times community journalist - Canstar, Times


Sydney Hildebrandt is the community journalist for The Times.
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Sydney Hildebrandt is the community journalist for The Times.

If The Buggles’ 1979 breakout single were about Sydney, it might be called Print Killed the Radio Star.

Before she joined Canstar Community News, Sydney was an anchor and reporter for several local news radio stations in rural Manitoba. After realizing she enjoyed writing more than speaking, Sydney moved to Winnipeg just months after graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa with degrees in journalism and geography.

Through clenched teeth and frostbitten fingers, she has come to appreciate Winnipeg — numbing winters and all. When she’s not in the newsroom, Sydney can be found playing card games, listening to music and writing content for her friends who are too cheap to hire a PR team.

Sydney has a strong heart for community news and believes every neighbourhood, town and city is better off because of it — although she may be biased. Sydney loves learning about communities and what makes them tick, which is why she’s grateful to be a reporter covering northwest Winnipeg neighbourhoods, where resilience and innovation is abundant.

She can be reached at