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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CBC Investigates

Welding near pile of tires started massive Minto tire fire, records show

The fire marshal’s investigation report, which was obtained by CBC News through access to information, points to the embers blown out from a light fixture as the only possible cause of the Minto tire fire.

Audits show some N.B. hospital staff not washing their hands, wearing masks

Horizon Health Network has told employees they need to do a better job of following rules around “hand hygiene,” according to internal memos sent to staff and physicians by the health authority.

Government extends agreement to use Fredericton Convention Centre as a courthouse

The Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General has extended its agreement to rent space at the Fredericton Convention Centre until the end of 2021, the government has confirmed.

Public health OK'ed exemption for Moncton Wildcats, but not for Campbellton Tigers

New Brunswick Public Health gave the Moncton Wildcats an exemption that allowed the team to keep practicing during an October COVID-19 outbreak in the Moncton region, even though organized sports were prohibited. But a Campbellton-based hockey team that applied for a similar exemption had its request denied.

Police officer grieving loss of service dog after non-profit organization takes him back

Two first responders in the Maritimes say they received service dogs who weren't properly trained, including a Halifax Regional Police officer who says her Labrador retriever Archie was taken back by the service-dog organization after a year and a half of bonding.

Owner of Atholville special care home defends pilot project

The owner of Manoir de la Vallée says a government-approved pilot project that ran in five special care homes wasn’t about cutting staff and saving money, but about measuring patients’ needs.
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Most N.B. special care homes didn't have required annual inspections this year

Government delay means that most homes appear to have expired certificates of approval, which legislation stipulates is necessary for those homes to operate.

Province will force companies to reveal who controls them

New Brunswick has committed to adopting beneficial ownership, the minister responsible for Service New Brunswick announced Thursday

Death of six-month-old boy prompts warning that social workers have too many cases

The province’s child death review committee is warning that social workers are juggling too many cases, after reviewing the death of a six-month-old boy known to the Department of Social Development.
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New Brunswick teachers dealing with stress, higher workload during pandemic

New Brunswick Education Minister Dominic Cardy says teachers should be able to speak on education policy, like the back-to-school plan. Only 29 teachers answered a CBC Investigates questionnaire on teaching during a pandemic.