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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Nothing to suggest Joi Scientific tech works, says minister

There’s no evidence Joi Scientific’s hydrogen technology is viable, according to the province’s minister of natural resources and energy development.
CBC Investigates

2 major Japanese investors cool to NB Power's hydrogen partner

Two major Japanese renewable-energy investors have so far taken a pass on putting their money into NB Power's hydrogen-power partner.

NB Power defends Joi Scientific licence in face of scrutiny from MLAs

NB Power’s CEO is defending the utility’s decision to spend millions of dollars to license secret hydrogen technology from a Florida startup, saying it still has “potential.”
CBC Investigates

Joi Scientific technology NB Power poured millions into doesn't work

A Florida-based hydrogen company that received millions of public dollars from New Brunswickers has told shareholders that its technology doesn't work as previously described, CBC News has learned.
CBC Investigates

Physical, sexual violence common in Atlantic schools, national survey shows

More than one-quarter of young people surveyed in Atlantic Canada say others had shared sexual rumours or messages about them while they were in school.

New Brunswick Hells Angels member granted day parole

Local police and Correctional Service Canada opposed the release of Robin Moulton, who is serving a prison sentence for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a drug press with the intention of producing or trafficking a substance.

Pharmacist disciplined for snooping in health records

Health records of family members and those of "a deceased colleague" were inappropriately accessed, college says. The case has been reported to the Office of the Integrity Commissioner.

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival sues company behind ticket seller

Fredericton's Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival is suing a company that "failed to ensure that they had a functional online platform" for selling tickets, causing the festival to postpone ticket sales for two weeks this past spring.

Woman alleges RCMP discouraged her from pursuing charge against retired officer

Nicole Gallant says she was sexually assaulted at work by Allan Larin, a retired officer who died in April. Gallant works as an administrative assistant at the RCMP's Richibucto detachment.

Vodka most often targeted in N.B. liquor store thefts

NB Liquor lost more than $16,000 to liquor theft between November 2016 and the end of January 2019, according to a CBC News data analysis. Most often, the thieves were after bottles of vodka.

Violence and threats, negligence, insubordination led to discipline at troubled hospital

Employee behaviour prompted disciplinary measures at least 54 times at Restigouche Hospital Centre since August 2016.

Inmate slipped through razor wire in 2018 Madawaska jail escape

A rusted fastener allowed Kevin Beaulieu to slip through razor wire and escape custody at the Madawaska Regional Correctional Centre in New Brunswick, records show.

Missing cats, loud parties and stolen beer: On patrol inside N.B.'s provincial parks

Reports by security staff inside New Brunswick's provincial parks reveal the range of incidents officers face during their shifts — especially when the weather gets hot.
CBC Investigates

Emails reveal tense negotiations behind city's payment to Saint John Sea Dogs

Weeks before councillors approved as much as $112,500 in subsidies for the privately owned Saint John Sea Dogs, Saint John's city manager warned them not to make any commitments to team officials who were calling to lobby them — even as the team threatened to leave the city.

Moncton massage therapist suspended 3 months for kissing patient

Moncton massage therapist Blair Eagles must take an ethics and professionalism course during his three-month suspension from the profession, according to a decision from the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick's discipline and fitness to practise committee.