Katie Nicholson

CBC Investigates

Katie Nicholson is a senior reporter with CBC Investigates based in Toronto.

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No running water on Air Canada flight from China during worsening coronavirus outbreak

A 13-hour Air Canada flight from Beijing to Toronto operated without running water as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in China last week. Air Canada says it will no longer operate international flights experiencing water supply issues.

Canadian facing 2 terrorism-related charges denied bail in Ontario court

A Guelph, Ont., man charged with two terror-related offences under the Criminal Code has been denied bail.

Canadian arrested in Turkey this summer charged with terror offences

A Canadian man detained in Turkey this past summer was charged by RCMP Friday with participating in the activity of a terrorist group and leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group.

Turkish authorities alleged detained Canadian had ISIS propaganda on phone

Turkish authorities alleged a Canadian man had ISIS propaganda on his phone when he and his wife were arrested near the Syrian border this summer, CBC News has learned. The newlyweds were held for three months before being released and returning to Canada in October.

Toronto 'mansion party' shooting victim sues Airbnb, property owner

A 19-year-old who was shot at a Toronto "mansion party" hosted in an Airbnb rental last April is now suing the company, the property owner and the event's alleged organizers.

Linda O'Leary had alcohol on breath on night of fatal boat crash, warrant documents say

Linda O'Leary, wife of entrepreneur and media personality Kevin O'Leary, had alcohol on her breath following a fatal crash involving a boat she was driving in cottage country north of Toronto last summer, according to recently unsealed search warrant documents obtained by CBC News.

Rooming house owner ordered to pay $1.3 million to parents of woman killed in fire

The owner of the illegal Toronto rooming house that caught fire and claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman will have to pay the victim’s parents more than $1.3 million  in damages.

Radiohead calls for public apologies over Toronto stage collapse

In the wake of two coroners' inquests into the Toronto death of British drum technician Scott Johnson, Radiohead is calling for all parties involved to "publicly admit their part" in the incident and to apologize to Johnson's family.
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Fort McMurray residents who lost it all in wildfire face delays, liens and lawsuits in fight with builder

The Pendergasts' home was reduced to six inches of ash after a wildfire tore through Fort McMurray, Alta., in May 2016. What followed was no easier. They say their battle with the developer they hired to rebuild their home left them frustrated by months of delays and on the verge of bankruptcy.

Canadian couple released from Turkish detention without charges

A Canadian couple who were detained by Turkish authorities near the Syrian border in July on suspicion of trying to join ISIS are on their way home to Canada after being released without charge, CBC News has learned.

RCMP investigating whether Canadian newlyweds detained in Turkey were radicalized

The RCMP has been combing through the background of two Canadian newlyweds who disappeared while on vacation in Turkey and are suspected of trying to join ISIS. They were picked up by Turkish police after a frantic family request.

'It's like whack-a-mole': How cities are grappling with unsafe rooming houses

There have been at least 532 rooming house fires across Canada leading to 47 deaths in the past five years, and communities grappling with the problem of unsafe dwellings are being forced to get creative.

'Her future was snuffed out': Rooming house fire victim's parents seek $5 million from landlord

The parents of a young woman who died in a fire at an unregistered Toronto rooming house are suing the landlord and hoping to raise awareness about the dangers of rental properties that don't comply with the fire code.

Health Canada investigating ads for natural health product targeting anxious teens

Health Canada is looking into the marketing of Veeva Teen, an herbal supplement claiming to help teens "suffering from anxiety" — counter to the health agency's guidelines.

How an Ebola research project could help combat vaccine disinformation in Canada

A Canadian research project in Congo centred on how to build trust in communities could help efforts to fight the spread of Ebola, measles and many other diseases around the world.