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

Bank reports student loan holder to credit agency after federal government pauses loan repayments

When the federal government announced in March it was giving people with student loans a break on payments to help them during the pandemic, Barbara Hewitt thought it would be a help, not a hindrance.

Landlord says he's owed thousands in rent, as Manitoba sheriffs won't enforce eviction order during pandemic

A Winnipeg man says he's lost nearly $4,000 and will likely be out much more because Manitoba sheriffs won't enforce eviction notices during the coronavirus pandemic.
CBC Investigates

Nygard employees racked up $186K in debt a week before receivership, court documents say

Five employees and two top-level executives of Nygard International Partnership are accused of spending nearly $200,000 on corporate credit cards a week before the company went into receivership, according to a report filed from the receiver in court.

No cough, no fever: Symptoms of some COVID-19 patients don't line up with conventional wisdom

If Al and Martha Bradbury hadn’t been on a cruise ship where there were confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Winnipeg couple may never have associated their symptoms to the virus.

Nygard properties up for sale after Manitoba court approves liquidation of retail assets

Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench has approved an application to liquidate assets and inventory belonging to a group of companies owned by Winnipeg fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

Mother of sexually exploited eight-year-old placed on Child Abuse Registry for failing to see 'red flags'

Child and Family Services argued the woman failed to identify "multiple 'red flags' that a reasonable parent would have recognized," and successfully argued the mother "poses a risk, not only to her own children, but to all children," according to court documents.
CBC Investigates

Winnipeg nail salons, private club shut down after operating in spite of public health orders

Manitoba health inspectors have shut down two Winnipeg nail salons and a private members club for staying open after the province ordered all non-essential businesses closed.
CBC Investigates

Police in Winnipeg, Brandon holding prisoners at headquarters as coronavirus forces changes for Manitoba jails

Manitoba Justice has suspended its direct lockup agreements with police agencies and is no longer taking prisoners to provincial jails, unless they are remanded into custody by a judge or judicial justice of the peace.

COVID-19 rapid blood test research underway in Manitoba, despite lack of Health Canada approval

Manitoba’s chief public health officer says research is underway to determine if serologic tests, also known as rapid blood tests, can actually detect the presence of antibodies.
CBC Investigates

Be careful how you market hand sanitizer, Winnipeg business owner warns after call from Health Canada

A Winnipeg woman is warning other small businesses they can’t market self-made hand sanitizer without Health Canada’s approval.
CBC Investigates

Sales of Winnipeg company's COVID-19 detection tests halted by Health Canada

For at least a week in March, any Canadian with a credit card could purchase an $18 test from Safecare Canada’s website. CBC News obtained one of those tests but did not use it.
CBC Investigates

Medical experts warn against claims by Winnipeg acupuncturist advertising 'coronavirus prevention tea'

Medical experts are warning Canadians not to believe the hype after a hidden camera investigation revealed a Winnipeg acupuncturist was selling an herbal tea that purports to prevent COVID-19. Health Canada has not approved any product to prevent, treat or cure the illness.

Winnipeg Transit buses taped off in an 'abundance of caution' amid fears of COVID-19 exposure

The Amalgamated Transit Union says several Winnipeg Transit buses have been taped off and quarantined because of possible exposure to COVID-19.

Small Winnipeg businesses fight to stay afloat, face backlash amid public pressure to close

Manitoba businesses are being forced to choose between closing their doors or staying open and facing growing public backlash.
CBC Investigates

Nygard companies won't be put into receivership for now, Manitoba judge decides

It will be business as usual for at least another week for a number of companies owned by fashion tycoon Peter Nygard, after a Manitoba judge has decided not to force companies into receivership.