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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Former public safety officer charged with harassment

A former New Brunswick public safety officer accused of harassing a woman will go to trial next year. Michael Breau, 33, has pleaded not guilty to three charges.

Review of 2018 flood response found gaps in communication

The Higgs government ordered the review of the 2018 spring flood shortly after taking office late that year and promised it would be made public once complete. But that didn’t happen. 
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CBC project reveals never-before-seen details of allegations of police wrongdoing

The CBC Atlantic investigative unit’s Police and Public Trust project will take the public inside the opaque systems of police complaints and discipline across the region.

Province changes course and gives ombud records on new Fredericton jail

The province initially refused to give records to ombud for review, claiming they are confidential cabinet documents.

Province withholding records about proposed Fredericton jail from ombud

The New Brunswick government has doubled down on withholding records about a new jail in Fredericton, refusing to provide the ombud with copies of records that could help explain the decision to build the jail.

Change in the way N.B. counts people in jail makes the correctional system seem more crowded

New Brunswick government figures show the male correctional system had 512 people in it as of Dec. 31, which would appear to be more than 40 people over capacity. But in reality, provincial jails were only over capacity by eight people, a CBC analysis has found.

'Unethical' or 'illegal' conduct at world juniors could trigger repayment to New Brunswick

Hockey Canada may have to repay some of New Brunswick's $1.25 million in funding to co-host the 2023 World Junior Championship, if any Hockey Canada representatives involved with the event engage in “unethical” or “illegal” conduct before the tournament ends on Jan. 5, the contract shows.

Systemic racism report calls for N.B. task force, not the inquiry sought by First Nations

The province’s commissioner of systemic racism is calling for "a task force focused on dismantling systemic racism in New Brunswick policing," but stops short of recommending a public inquiry into systemic racism against Indigenous peoples.

Woman says Fredericton police didn't thoroughly investigate sexual assault allegations

Records shared with CBC News show that a detective didn't interview Jordan MacEachern-Johnson until nearly four months after she first went to police, and that he closed the case before picking up medical evidence from a sexual assault examination kit.
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Sexual assault prevention training required for athletes, coaches and staff at 2023 world juniors

The Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments will require every person representing Hockey Canada at the upcoming 2023 World Junior Championships to sign an anti-harassment policy and take “sexual assault and harassment prevention” training.