Vera-Lynn Kubinec

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

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CBC Investigates

'I felt so violated': Ex-husband charged after Winnipeg woman finds hidden cameras in her home

She thought when she left her abusive ex she would finally be safe. But that illusion was shattered the day she discovered someone had broken into her Winnipeg home and installed hidden cameras in her bedroom and living area.

Trucking industry fears U.S. regulators will punish Manitoba drivers who unknowingly received fake drug tests

The Manitoba Trucking Association is asking American regulators to clarify whether some local trucking companies that haul to the U.S. are in compliance with regulations, in the wake of charges against the operator of a Winnipeg drug-testing company.
CBC Investigates

Owner of Winnipeg company charged with fraud for allegedly faking truck drivers' drug tests

The owner of Winnipeg company Precision Health Ltd. is facing fraud and forgery charges after a police investigation into allegations her company fabricated drug test results for Canadian truck drivers who travel to the United States.

New review finds Thompson smelter worker's death likely caused by toxic gases

A decade after the death of a man who worked at the Vale smelter in Thompson, Man., new information suggests his death was caused by poisonous gases in the workplace rather than a heart attack.

The ups and downs of maintenance costs and stalled elevators at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

It’s arguably the most spectacular architectural structure in Winnipeg, honoured with many awards for its design. But the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is like any other building when it comes to its elevators: sometimes they malfunction. With people inside.
CBC Investigates

Codeine tops list of pharmaceutical drugs reported missing in Manitoba

Among thousands of potentially harmful pills and capsules reported missing each year to Health Canada, codeine is the pharmaceutical drug reported missing in the greatest quantities in Manitoba.

'I would do it again': Whistleblower reveals the emotional and financial toll of coming forward

A woman who blew the whistle on financial wrongdoing at a personal care home says she suffered emotionally and financially from becoming a whistleblower, but says she doesn’t regret her decision.

155 whistleblower complaints in 10 years, but just 3 findings of wrongdoing: Manitoba Ombudsman report

During the first 10 years of Manitoba’s whistleblower protection law, 155 disclosures alleging wrongdoing in the provincial public service were received by the Manitoba Ombudsman, but just three resulted in a finding of wrongdoing by office.

Police officer denies distributing intimate images in 'revenge porn' lawsuit

Two men connected to a "revenge porn" lawsuit have filed court documents denying they are responsible for distributing intimate images of a female police officer in western Manitoba.

Former Winnipeg investment adviser fined $485K for 'misappropriating' wife's RRSP money

In the biggest fine it's ever imposed in Manitoba, an investment dealer regulatory body has levied penalties of $485,000 against a member who worked at a Winnipeg branch of RBC Dominion Securities.

Unpaid fines imposed by investment industry regulator reach more than $900K in Manitoba

More than $900,000 in fines imposed by an investment industry regulator in Manitoba over the past decade remain unpaid, but a provincial law in the works could improve the regulator’s track record on collecting fines.
CBC Investigates

Woman accused in 'revenge porn' lawsuit says 2 men may have shared intimate images of police officer

The defendant in a "revenge porn" lawsuit has filed documents in court alleging two men may be responsible for sharing intimate images of a Brandon woman.

More than 1,300 Manitobans seek help after intimate images shared

A charity that helps people harmed by “revenge porn” and unauthorized distribution of intimate images says more than 1,300 Manitobans have accessed the organization’s online resources in the last year in an effort to deal with the growing problem.
CBC Investigates

Police officer in 'revenge porn' case sues over distribution of intimate images

The last thing Brittany Roque expected to learn as she applied for a job with the Brandon Police Service was that the force had received intimate images of the young police cadet.

Winnipeg health authority ends contract with company 3 years after vulnerable man in its care found dead

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it no longer works with an agency involved in a controversial case in which a man with autism and diabetes was found dead in his apartment after not being checked on for four days.