Tyana Grundig

Tyana Grundig is an award-winning investigative journalist with CBC Marketplace. If you have a story tip, contact us at marketplace@cbc.ca

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Soaring rents in Toronto, Vancouver force residents on modest incomes into 'deplorable' conditions

With Vancouver and Toronto vacancy rates at less than two per cent and rental prices surging, residents on modest or fixed incomes are being priced out of their communities and forced into what one expert calls 'deplorable' conditions.

A look at the sneaky fees at Canada's biggest tourist spot that some call 'a total cash grab'

Marketplace has been investigating the hidden fees tacked onto consumers’ bills at hotels, restaurants and attractions in Niagara Falls, Ont., and has found the fees continue to increase with little oversight or regulation.

Some CDI College recruiters are misleading students, Marketplace investigation finds

A CBC Marketplace investigation into CDI College, one of Canada’s largest for-profit career colleges, has found a pattern of misleading practices being used to pressure would-be students into signing up for online programs that can cost upward of $20,000.

Marketplace tests 5 popular foods with healthy-sounding claims that may be too good to be true

The packaging on some food items makes big, bold health claims, so a CBC Marketplace investigation puts food labels to the test, revealing whether they deliver — and how slick marketing may be convincing Canadians to buy them, say experts.

Are you really getting a deal at your favourite dollar store?

In a comparison of 17 everyday items, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found prices at Dollar Tree were the same or higher in a price-per-unit analysis than at Dollarama or even Walmart, meaning Canadians may not always be getting the deal they think they are when shopping at popular dollar store chains.

Which dollar-store batteries stand up to big-name brands, and which should you avoid?

A CBC Marketplace test of double-A disposable batteries found that while major brand names deliver on their marketing promise to be long-lasting, batteries bought at two leading dollar stores did surprisingly well and provide good value for cost-conscious shoppers.

Hidden markups, missed sales on Instacart leave customers feeling 'ripped off'

While many Canadian consumers likely know to expect delivery and service fees when ordering groceries on Instacart, what they may not know is they could be paying as much as $2.50 more per item in hidden markups — and some retailers say that Instacart is keeping all of it.

Hidden camera reveals some pharmacists recommend homeopathic products to treat kids' cold and flu

Some pharmacists working in Canada’s top drugstores are recommending homeopathic products to consumers, even though, experts say, these products are essentially sugar water or sugar pills with no scientific evidence they can do what they claim, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.

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.

Illegal, untested CBD products are everywhere and could be putting you at risk

CBD is found everywhere, from chocolate bars to pet treats and vape pens to face creams. While CBD itself holds real medicinal promise, Marketplace reveals many CBD products are illegal, come with unauthorized health claims not backed by science and ingredients that can’t be legally verified.