Joanne Levasseur

Producer, CBC News I-Team

Joanne Levasseur is a producer for the CBC News I-Team based in Winnipeg. She has worked at CBC for more than two decades.

Latest from Joanne Levasseur

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.

Key components of Pallister's 'made-in-Canada' vaccine sourced from U.S. and Switzerland

When Premier Brian Pallister plunked down a $7.2-million, non-refundable down payment on a yet-to-be approved COVID-19 vaccine from a tiny Calgary pharmaceutical company, he justified the expense as a way of breaking Canada’s dependency on foreign vaccines.

Licences of 3 Manitoba long-term care homes 'under review' over inspector concerns

CBC News has learned that conditions at three long-term care homes have reached the point that Manitoba Health has taken the rare step of placing their operating licences “under review” based on concerns about the ability to maintain adequate staffing levels and infection control.
CBC Investigates

COVID-19 outbreak over, but cockroach problem at Winnipeg's Parkview Place continues

Cockroaches can be seen scurrying up a cupboard, inside a sink and across a desk in video obtained by CBC News showing an ongoing infestation at Parkview Place Long Term Care Home, despite a December deadline to fix the problem.
CBC Investigates

St. Regis Hotel developer says 2015 bankruptcy won't affect project

The buyer of the St. Regis Hotel says the sole-listed owner's previous personal bankruptcy will not affect the success of the planned mixed-use parking, retail and residential project because it is well funded.

Winnipeg's 110-year-old St. Regis Hotel demolished to make way for new mixed-use building

The St. Regis Hotel, which stood near the corner of Smith Street and Portage Avenue for more than a century was torn down this weekend to make room for a new development.

Residents crying out from thirst and a guard reduced to tears: a daughter's account inside Maples care home

Eddie Calisto-Tavares calls it “that terrible Friday”: the evening she heard residents crying out for water, the evening she knew her father’s nurse was alone on the floor, the evening unbeknownst to her, paramedics and ambulances were scrambled to the Maples Long Term Care Home to treat a dozen residents in distress on the floor above where her father lived.
CBC Investigates

Family seeking inquest into Maples personal care home death over concerns of malnourishment

Jim Ottenbreit is worried his sister, who tested positive for COVID-19, may have died from malnourishment, not the disease, at Maples Long Term Care Home and he wants an inquest to find out. 

Maples care home not fully staffed during Friday crisis, despite claims it was, union says

The Maples Long Term Care Home was short staffed on Friday when the COVID-19 outbreak accelerated so quickly that multiple ambulances and paramedics were called to deal with a dozen residents, says the union representing health care aides.

Army needs to rescue personal care homes, says brother of woman who died at Maples

Jim Ottenbreit says the time has come to call in the military to take charge of personal care homes battling COVID-19 outbreaks.