Paisley Woodward

Paisley Woodward is an award-winning investigative producer at CBC Vancouver. Before coming to CBC she was a Crown prosecutor. She earned her law degree at UBC. You can reach her at paisley.woodward@cbc.ca; @paisleyw2; 604-662-6838.

Latest from Paisley Woodward

Aquilini companies deny negligence in suit over deaths of 2 children at their U.S. vineyard

Several companies operated by the family that owns the Vancouver Canucks, and family patriarch Luigi Aquilini, are defending themselves in a lawsuit filed against them last summer.

5 months and counting: Broken weather station worries seaplane pilot

A seasoned seaplane operator on B.C.'s West Coast is frustrated the federal government has not repaired an automated weather station northwest of Vancouver Island.

TD Bank agrees to refund $600 to defrauded art student

A Vancouver man is relieved that TD Canada Trust has now agreed to refund him  for fraudulent cheques cashed on his bank account. Preston Buffalo lost $600 from his account in July after losing his chequebook.

A $3.50 parking charge can turn into an $89 fine — but you don't necessarily need to pay it in full

Pratik Mehta thought he was only paying $3.50 for a half hour of parking at an Impark lot in downtown Vancouver last May. Instead, he came away with bill for $89.25 for overstaying by 20 minutes. 

Owner of shuttered pub owes thousands in wages, tips, staff say

Half a dozen former employees of Brew Street Craft and Kitchen, in Port Moody, have gone to the Employment Standards Branch in a bid to get unpaid wages from the operator of the now-defunct pub.

Guatemalan workers allege poor conditions at Aquilini berry farm

A group of female farm workers from Guatemala is alleging poor living and working conditions at a berry farm operated by the billionaire Aquilini family in Pitt Meadows, B.C.
CBC Investigates

Billionaire Aquilini family shortchanged migrant workers, B.C. government rules

A branch of the B.C. government has found the billionaire Aquilini family, who own the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, underpaid 174 migrant workers at their berry farm in Pitt Meadows last summer.
CBC Investigates

Vancouver Canucks' owners fined again for unsafe vehicle at family's berry operation

WorkSafeBC has fined the family that owns the NHL's Vancouver Canucks for once again using an unsafe vehicle to transport farm workers on its giant berry operation in Pitt Meadows, B.C.

B.C. colleges vulnerable to money laundering, report finds

Investigating team heard some international students pay their fees in cash, then "withdraw and receive an institutional cheque in reimbursement." If the cash comes from the proceeds of crime, this is a classic way of turning dirty money into funds that appear clean.
CBC Investigates

Former RCMP proceeds of crime head warned bosses of weakened dirty money investigations

The former head of the B.C. RCMP's Proceeds of Crime section says he feared Canada would be unable to meet international obligations when the force decided to disband its teams of money laundering specialists in 2013.
UNBROKEN

Indigenous birth keepers break cycle, keep families together

This is the third instalment of a three-part series looking into the over-representation of Indigenous children and babies in care in British Columbia.
UNBROKEN

'Judged and ashamed': Indigenous parents describe scrutiny, mistrust of social workers

Young mother says hospital staff approached her after giving birth to ask whether she drank, did drugs or had a job.
UNBROKEN

'I felt robbed': Indigenous mother says baby's apprehension was wrong

Emotional and psychological problems plagued her during pregnancy, but instead of getting help after her daughter was born, woman says she wasn't given a chance.

'I want to keep my daughter at home,' says mother of 22-year-old with epilepsy

A Langley, B.C., mother is filing a human rights complaint because she says the Fraser Health Authority won't provide funding for her to look after her epileptic daughter at home, but instead only offers government care.
CBC Investigates

Vancouver casino dealers fired for cheating, collusion

Records obtained by CBC reveal three dealers at Vancouver's recently opened Parq Casino were fired last year for "collusion" with players — giving them thousands of dollars worth of chips.