Vera-Lynn Kubinec

Vera-Lynn Kubinec is a producer with CBC Manitoba's I-Team investigative unit, based in Winnipeg.

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Manitobans wait 2 years to have human rights complaints assigned to investigators

Anyone filing a complaint to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission can expect a delay of two years before an investigator is assigned, despite efforts in recent years to address a backlog of cases.

Manitoba bought 500K reusable N95 respirators. 3 years later, 98% are in storage

The province of Manitoba spent $35 million to buy reusable N95 respirators from a local company in 2020 to protect health-care workers during the pandemic, but three years later, only a small fraction of those masks were ever used.
CBC Investigates

Manitoba builder hit with lawsuits, stop work orders after complaints about shoddy construction, mould

A Manitoba builder has come under fire after three Manitoba clients — two of whom have filed lawsuits — say the company they hired to build homes and a cottage didn’t complete the projects as planned.
CBC Investigates

Foreign workers file human rights complaint against Manitoba trucking company

Several former employees of a Manitoba trucking company have filed a human rights complaint alleging they drove in unsafe conditions and were discriminated against because they were foreign workers.

First Nation says it's not responsible for actions of ousted Sandy Bay CFS head: court docs

A south-central Manitoba First Nation says it had no idea the former head of its child welfare agency had claimed an area of the reserve's land was under his exclusive control when he ordered construction of a building.

Complaint over Winnipeg veterinary hospital's fees, communication leads to professional misconduct finding

When emergency room physician Chris Cymbalisty took his dog to a Winnipeg vet for respiratory distress in June 2021, he didn’t expect a bill for almost $4,000 and a dispute that’s still ongoing 18 months later.

Manitoba municipality loses half a million dollars in alleged e-transfer fraud

A municipality in western Manitoba has lost more than half a million dollars from its bank account in an alleged case of fraud involving electronic transfers of funds.

Despite civil court judgment, Winnipeg police won't reopen investigation into 2004 death of 87-year-old

Winnipeg police say they will not reopen an investigation into the 2004 death of Jessie Garwood, despite a civil court decision this month that the 87-year-old woman’s death was not accidental.

Civil court ruling prompts call to reopen police investigation into 2004 death of 87-year-old Winnipeg woman

Jim Garwood says he’s hoping a civil court ruling will convince police to reopen an investigation into the death of his 87-year-old mother whose body was found in the basement of her Winnipeg home in 2004.
CBC Investigates

Off-label use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home patients not tracked in rural Manitoba

A gap in Manitoba’s reporting system means the majority of nursing homes in the province cannot monitor how many residents are being given antipsychotic drugs without a diagnosis.