Karissa Donkin

Karissa Donkin is a journalist in CBC's Atlantic investigative unit. Do you have a story you want us to investigate? Send your tips to NBInvestigates@CBC.ca.

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New Brunswick overhauls child welfare legislation

The New Brunswick government has introduced new child welfare legislation that gives the Department of Social Development expanded power to intervene in cases where they believe there could be risk of harm to a child.

Report finds 'systemic failure' in child protection system puts children at risk

A new report from the child and youth advocate says the province’s child protection system isn’t doing enough to remove children from potentially dangerous situations, despite years of reports and recommendations calling for change.
CBC Investigates

Some provinces, territories not tracking race of infants who die in their sleep

Data from three provinces shows Indigenous infants are dying during sleep at rates that are disproportionately higher than their share of the population, but several other jurisdictions in Canada aren't tracking that data — raising concerns about a lack of important information needed to provide better health care.
CBC Investigates

Unsafe sleep practices present in hundreds of infant deaths in Canada, CBC investigation finds

Bed sharing with a relative was listed as a contributing factor in the 2018 death of a one-month-old baby in B.C. It's a scenario that appears multiple times in records obtained by CBC News as part of an investigation into unsafe sleep conditions reported in at least 1,338 infant deaths in Canada over an 11-year span.

Province moves to force corporations to reveal who controls them

The New Brunswick government has introduced legislation that will force corporations to keep information on who is truly benefiting from the business, but stops short of making that information available to the public.

New Brunswick has no mystery neurological illness, committee finds

Almost one year after the New Brunswick government raised alarm about “a distinct atypical neurological syndrome” causing symptoms ranging from muscle spasms to visual hallucinations, the province now says there is no mystery neurological illness.

N.B. business owner says he donated $75,000 to Freedom Convoy

A Sussex Corner business owner has confirmed he made what appears to be one of the largest donations to the Freedom Convoy that has gridlocked the streets of Ottawa around Parliament Hill.

N.B. business owner says he donated $75,000 to Freedom Convoy

A Sussex Corner business owner has confirmed he made what appears to be one of the largest donations to the Freedom Convoy that has gridlocked the streets of Ottawa around Parliament Hill.
CBC Investigates

No longer a sure thing: Records show how N.B. investigation into mystery illness changed over time

For three months last year, medical and environmental experts met to try to solve the mystery of a “neurological syndrome of unknown cause” in New Brunswick. But provincial public health officials halted the meetings in May.

Getting pandemic supplies a challenge in some low-income N.B. neighbourhoods

Rapid test kits and N95 masks aren't easy to find, and the challenge is even harder if you don’t have reliable transportation and access to child care to try to track the items down.

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