Kathy Tomlinson

Host & Reporter

Kathy Tomlinson worked as an investigative reporter at CBC for more than a decade.

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Costco keeps selling treats from China despite dog death

Costco is under fire from dog lovers for continuing to sell pet jerky treats from China, despite being warned by an owner whose veterinarian believes treats purchased there killed her Yorkshire terrier puppy.
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Autistic adult daughter leaves mom exhausted with nowhere to turn

A "mentally and physically exhausted" Ontario mother is speaking out about how there is no group home and little help for her severely autistic 21-year-old daughter.
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Nanny program stonewalled by Ottawa, frustrated parents say

Parents who say they’re tearing their hair out trying to apply for a foreign nanny accuse the federal government of stringing them along for political reasons. “We're pawns in a game that's supposed to look like families are getting helped, but they're not,” says an Edmonton father.
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Private MRI clinic told B.C. man he was fine before his serious stroke

Stroke victim Peter Peczek believes mistakes and delays in the "failing" health-care system wrecked his life. The B.C. man said he couldn't get in to see a neurologist or get an MRI at a hospital. Then, a private MRI clinic failed to detect his life-threatening condition.
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Junior A hockey coach keeps $8K from teen goalie too sick to play

The mother of a 17-year-old goalie sidelined by serious illness is appalled by the conduct of his hockey coach, who kept $8,000 in fees from her son — for a season he missed entirely.
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Woman with cerebral palsy loses Quebec's help because mom saved for her future

A Quebec woman with cerebral palsy has been cut off from provincial assistance, because her mother set up a modest trust fund to pay for her future care. "Even though I am an adult, it feels like I am being treated as a child," says Sarah Davidson.
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Grey Power denies flooded home claim for senior who was away for cancer treatment

An elderly cancer patient whose home flooded while she was getting treatment was denied coverage from Grey Power, because she left her house in Pembroke, Ont., unattended for more than four days.
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RCMP negligent in parental abduction, father claims

The father of a baby girl whose mother took her out of Canada against his wishes last year is suing the RCMP for negligence, alleging the force helped her to commit a criminal offence.
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Bell accused of 'ganging up' on resale buyers by blacklisting phones

A Montreal father is taking on Canada’s largest telecom, after Bell blacklisted his teenager’s phone — not because it was reported stolen, but because the original buyer didn’t pay Bell for the device under contract.
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Retirement home fees of $1K per month continue after seniors die or move out

Retirement Concepts, a large company that runs private seniors' residences, is under fire from relatives forced to pay $1,000 monthly fees long after their loved ones have died or moved out.