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:

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CBC Investigates

4 years after ban, restricted pesticides still easy to buy in Winnipeg

Manitoba banned the use of synthetic pesticides like Roundup on nuisance lawn and patio weeds years ago, but the majority of stores visited as part of a recent CBC News investigation were selling it in apparent contravention of the legislation.
CBC Investigates

Traffic cameras helped lead police to charge cafe owners accused of staging hate crime

Cameras mounted on transit buses and street lights led police to look at the owner of a Winnipeg cafe and her family as the perpetrators of an alleged robbery and hate crime, and not the victims, newly released search warrant documents show.
CBC Investigates

Crown mulls charges against man, 87, after woman dies following shove in Winnipeg care home

Manitoba Crown prosecutors are considering whether to lay criminal charges against a man in his 80s with dementia in the death of a 74-year-old woman at a Winnipeg personal care home.
CBC Investigates

Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food

No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one teenager to a foster home entrusted with the care of four highly vulnerable girls.
CBC Investigates

Winnipeg police search cemetery pond for human remains, medical devices

The Winnipeg police dive unit searched two retention ponds at Wheeler Cemetery last summer, looking for cremated human remains and medical devices, such as artificial hips and pacemakers, a search warrant says.

'Hard to believe the level of sadism here': Winnipeg man who forced Ontario woman into sex trade pleads guilty

A Winnipeg man accused of forcing a Windsor, Ont., woman to work in the sex trade has pleaded guilty.
CBC Investigates

Police seize wireless gear after BerMax owners charged with staging hate crime

More than a week after Winnipeg police charged the owners of BerMax Caffe and Bistro with staging a robbery and hate crime, officers got a search warrant to seize evidence from the Corydon Avenue business.
CBC Investigates

List of 48 recommendations vanish from final report on sexually exploited teens

A research report aimed at stemming sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and youth took three years for the Manitoba government to complete but sometime between the draft version and final publication, a list of 48 recommendations vanished, CBC News has learned.
CBC Investigates

Couple out over $14K after buying stolen car insured by Manitoba Public Insurance

When Manitoba Public Insurance insures a car, buyers would likely assume that means it’s not stolen. But that wasn’t the case for one Winnipeg couple who bought a 2015 Ford Explorer through a private sale. They now have no car and are out $14,500.

'No easy answers': Speakers at forum urge compassion for people living with addictions

About a hundred people attended a West Broadway community forum at Gordon Bell High School Thursday night to discuss the problems of addiction and homelessness in the area.

'Football is life': Passionate Winnipeg fans promise full-throated support for Valour FC

Winnipeg soccer fans gathered at the King's Head pub to watch Valour FC play their first match in the new Canadian Premier League.

'At first we all thought are there skunks around here,' neighbours fed up with medical marijuana grow-op

People living on a quiet street in The Maples say they are tired of living next to a medical marijuana grow-op. The house was purchased by a Vietnamese couple nearly three years ago, but no one resides in it. The owners live in another house down the street and are only using the home to grow medical marijuana.

Former Manitoba Hells Angels president alleges Corrections Canada is trying to interfere with parole chance

The former president of the Manitoba Hells Angels is taking Correctional Services Canada to court, alleging the CSC infringed on his rights by reclassifying Sweeney's security level and moving him from a minimum security unit to medium.
CBC Investigates

Justin Swandel communicated about Terracon project as Winnipeg city councillor, later as employee of developer

Former deputy mayor Justin Swandel and Winnipeg developer Terracon were in communication about a contentious industrial land development both while he was in office and after he left to work for the company, according to court filings.
CBC Investigates

Former mayor, CAO invested in Arizona land with division of Winnipeg development company

About two months after Sam Katz's tenure as Winnipeg's mayor ended, he and former chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl joined together on a land deal with Terracon Development Inc. — the U.S. division of a Winnipeg company that worked on major projects for the city while Katz was mayor.