CBC's Cree team wins investigative journalism prize

CBC North's Cree team, Maamuitaau, has won an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists in the Regional Television category. Their winning story is about mold issues in a northern Quebec community.

Cree team wins regional television category for documentary ‘Breaking the Mold’

Award-winning story about how mold has affected some children in a northern Quebec community. The story comes from Maamuitaau, CBC North's Cree unit. 18:12

CBC North’s Cree team, Maamuitaau, has won an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists in the Regional Television category.

Maamuitaau’s winning piece is called ‘Breaking the Mold’, which uncovered a story about how some children in a northern Quebec community were getting lesions and skin diseases due to mold. The team was made up of Melissa Brousseau, Diane Icebound and Flora Weistche.

Nominee Nancy Thomson and award-winner Melissa Brousseau at the event in Ottawa Saturday night. (CBC)

CBC North Yukon reporter Nancy Thomson’s story on foreign workers was a finalist in the Open Radio Current Affairs category. Her story uncovered an unfair labour situation some Filipino workers faced in Whitehorse. Her story prompted a territorial government investigation.

The awards, which were handed out in Ottawa Saturday night, honour the country’s best in investigative journalism.