Stephanie Kampf

Stephanie Kampf is an investigative journalist and producer for The National.

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Putting takeout to the test: the shocking amount of sodium in some restaurant meals

Marketplace reveals how much sodium is in some popular restaurant meals and shares how consumers can avoid getting caught in a sodium trap.

Inside ERs at a breaking point, staff provide care while juggling shortages and closures

Many doctors and nurses across Canada have been calling for help for months, as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed resources that they say were already stretched, and has led to an unparalleled wave of staff shortages that they say has now reached a breaking point.

Paramedics feel the pressure as a city runs out of ambulances

Last year, the Ottawa Paramedic Service took 72,000 patients to hospitals and spent 49,000 hours in offload delay — waiting to transfer over the care of a patient. During the first five months of 2022, they've already spent 25,000 hours waiting.

Which coffee chain drink has as much sugar as 2 cups of ice cream?

You probably wouldn’t eat a chocolate bar on your way to work, but depending on your morning beverage of choice, you could be getting a similar amount of sugar in your favourite drinks from Starbucks, Tim Hortons and McCafe.

Terror, tragedy, heartbreak and healing: How 4 Canadians are building a positive legacy 20 years after 9/11

From survivor's guilt to honouring the memory of lost loved ones, the attack's effects are still keenly felt two decades later.

Want to know how much added sugar is in your favourite foods? Canadian companies don't have to tell you

Despite having to disclose many details about ingredients, specific allergens, calorie counts and other nutritional information on labels, food manufacturers are not required to include the amount of added sugar a product contains and don’t have to disclose that information to an inquiring consumer, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.

What's the germiest surface in a supermarket? You might be surprised

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's biggest grocery store chains have increased their cleaning and disinfecting measures. But how well is that working?
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New Liberal gun-control policies coming soon, as firearms lobby gears up for a fight

A re-elected Liberal government will ban some types of "assault-style" rifles, as well as introduce additional restrictions on where firearms can be possessed or stored, according to Bill Blair. But members of Canada's gun lobby are mobilizing for a fight ahead of the Oct. 21 election.
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A new 'arms race': How the U.S. military is spending millions to fight fake images

Fake videos that appear real are just one of the reasons a specialized team at the U.S. Department of Defence is investing tens of millions of dollars to develop competing technology that would automatically spot manipulated videos and images.