Caroline Barghout

Investigative Reporter, CBC Manitoba I-Team

Caroline began her career co-hosting an internet radio talk show in Toronto and then worked at various stations in Oshawa, Sudbury and Toronto before landing in Winnipeg in 2007. Since joining CBC Manitoba as a reporter in 2013, she has won an award for her work on crowded jails and her investigation into Tina Fontaine's death led to changes in the child welfare system. Email:

Latest from Caroline Barghout

Peter Nygard appeals judge's decision to keep him behind bars

Peter Nygard says the judge who refused him bail was wrong to keep him behind bars for fear that he may tamper with witnesses if released.

Lawsuit alleges Peter Nygard's niece set up former model to be sexually assaulted

By the time April Telek was 20, she had been in a TV commercial for Gucci, modelled for Shiseido cosmetics and was crowned Miss Canada. Now 45, the Vancouver model and actress alleges she had also survived being held captive and repeatedly raped by fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

Peter Nygard's lawyers ask for stay in U.S. lawsuit filed by his two sons

Peter Nygard's lawyers filed a motion say the lawsuit filed by his two sons in New York should be stayed because the fashion mogul is now a defendant in a criminal case.

Former Nygard employees, intern say fear, intimidation, even sexual harassment commonplace at the company

Thirteen years after leaving a job at Nygard International Partnership, Brenda Bourns finally feels safe enough to share her story. Bourns worked as the special events manager at the company’s head office on Inkster Boulevard in the fall of 2007. She quit 10 months later.

Sale approved for Nygard property on Broadway in Winnipeg, last of 4 sold under receivership

The last property associated with the once-ubiquitous Nygard brand has been sold in Winnipeg. On Thursday Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice James Edmond approved the sale of the Nygard property on Broadway and Sherbrook.
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Photo of Peter Nygard passport raises questions about claims it expired in 2020

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard says not only is he not a flight risk, he says he let his passport expire in September 2020. However, a photo obtained by CBC News of what appears to be Nygard's Canadian passport shows an expiry date of March 19, 2025.

Flooring company offers to buy last Nygard retail store up for sale in Winnipeg

The receiver in control of nine Nygard companies will appear in front of a judge next week, seeking approval to finalize the sale of a 22,000-square-foot property on Broadway belonging to Nygard Properties Ltd.

Peter Nygard argues for release from jail amid COVID-19 fears during 2-day bail hearing

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard appeared via video link at a bail hearing in Winnipeg Tuesday. The 79-year-old has been in custody since Dec. 14 awaiting extradition to the U.S. after allegations he sexually assaulted dozens of women and girls over a 25-year period.

Peter Nygard's lawyer issues apology to sex assault victim after comments he made publicly

Winnipeg lawyer Jay Prober says he wasn't talking about KC Allan when he called women accusing his client Peter Nygard of sexually assaulting them liars and criminals.

Former Hells Angels associate and cocaine dealer among Peter Nygard's character references

A convicted drug dealer and former gang member is willing to put up $300,000 surety in order to help secure a release on bail for fashion mogul Peter Nygard.