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Getting few answers in brother's workplace death, woman's persistence prompts fresh look at case

The sister of Andrew Gnazdowsky, a civil engineer who drowned last October while doing surveying work at a Nova Scotia Power reservoir near Sheet Harbour, N.S., says she’s received few answers about what exactly went wrong and why a boat wasn’t available to him.

Former player details alleged sexual assault by junior hockey coach Bernie Lynch

More than 30 years after the night he says changed his life, a former junior hockey player went to police in Saskatchewan to allege he was sexually assaulted by a coach. He shares his story with CBC News.

Customer records 3 Bell reps offering same deal, then is told he can't have it

Despite documenting three different sales reps making him the same offer, an Ontario man was later denied that same deal by Bell Mobility, which said the offer didn't exist. The man is one of thousands of telco customers who say they were misled.

Victims of Ponzi scheme call for reopening of probe into offshore money transfers

Victims of a massive investment fraud that operated for years out of Montreal and siphoned half a billion dollars offshore are calling on federal politicians to resume an inquiry into Canadian shell companies set up in the Isle of Man.
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CRA has nearly 1,200 complaints of companies misusing COVID money, but has issued no fines

The Canada Revenue Agency has received nearly 1,200 complaints about companies allegedly misusing federal support money designed to protect jobs during the pandemic. But the CEWS program places few restrictions on how recipient companies operate, so Ottawa's hands are tied, critics say.
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Ontario's pharmacy vaccines harder to find in some areas with high COVID rates

A month after Ontario began shipping COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacies around the province, an analysis by CBC News shows some of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods are still waiting while other communities with lower infection rates have a disproportionately high number of pharmacies offering shots.

Courier giant DHL padded own pockets with 'hidden fees,' class action alleges

A Vancouver law firm is going to court against DHL, alleging the courier giant was "unjustly enriched" by misrepresenting some of the fees it charges customers.

CRA has found 35 cases of tax dodging in the Panama Papers leak, 5 years later

Five years after one of the world's biggest leaks of financial records exposed the tax-haven dealings of politicians, athletes, celebrities and mobsters, the Canada Revenue Agency has found missing money in 35 of the hundreds of Canadian cases it has analyzed.

'Try not to stop and start' while driving, Honda tells owners stuck with cars not fit for winter

Some Honda drivers say they're stuck with vehicles not made for Canadian winters and, for some, a product update didn't fix the problem. A consumer advocate says carmakers are allowed to get away with not fixing problems like this because some of Canada’s safety standards are decades out of date.
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CP Rail leaves mountain train parked without crew or handbrakes near site of deadly 2019 runaway crash

Canadian Pacific Railway is under fire after leaving a 2.5-kilometre-long grain train parked without handbrakes last month high in the mountains of eastern B.C., above the site of a deadly runaway two years ago that killed three employees.

Genetic genealogy pushes Toronto detectives close to identifying killer in 2 cold cases from 1983

Detectives with the Toronto Police Service say they are close to identifying the killer responsible for two cold cases from 1983. They have been mining family tree records, coupled with DNA matches - commonly known as genetic genealogy - to try to solve the 1983 killings of 22-year-old Erin Gilmour and 45-year-old Susan Tice.

Rogers fines 91-year-old woman unable to return equipment due to lockdown

Telecommunications giants Rogers and Bell are being criticized for slapping penalties on customers hit hard by COVID-19. One business ethics expert says that with many customers working from home or in lockdown situations because of the pandemic, companies should be focusing on customer service, not profits.
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Parents begged for investigation of controversial junior hockey coach during stint in Alberta town

On Jan. 29, 2020, a group of hockey parents and billet families with the Edson, Alta., Junior A Aeros spent a long evening debating the wording of the letter they were writing, and worrying about the fallout. But they were in agreement — something had to be done about the team's coach, Bernie Lynch.
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Mental health charity reeling amid resignations over suspicions about leader's alleged secret identity

An Ottawa charity focused on the well-being of Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ youth is in disarray after staff quit and speakers pulled out of a recent conference because they believe the group's leader has multiple aliases and a history of taking her enemies to court.

Multiple WE Charity donors raised money for same borehole well in Kenyan village

Three groups donated tens of thousands of dollars each in 2013 to WE Charity, then known as Free the Children, for what turned out to be the same well in a village in Kenya, contributing total amounts that far exceeded the cost of the project and raise questions about what the charity did with the extra money that was collected.


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This man is on his deathbed because of the health care he received in prison, lawsuit alleges

Garrie Garrell is suing the federal government for $12 million. He alleges the care he received from medical staff during a recent two-year stint behind bars, primarily at Beaver Creek federal prison in Gravenhurst, Ont., is the reason he's dying.

Ontario man battles Bell and contractor after worker uses power tool to clean his car

Bell Canada and its contractors are being blamed for causing property damage and failing to compensate homeowners. The time-consuming battles lead to headaches and frustration for those who now regret allowing the workers on their property. Experts explain why getting compensation is so hard.

Former Canadian TV executive convicted of fraud filed false tax returns, hid millions, CRA alleges

A disgraced Montreal TV executive convicted of fraud is facing allegations from the Canada Revenue Agency that he filed false tax returns and hid assets worth millions in offshore accounts in Bermuda and other foreign locations.

Being Black on campus: Why students, staff and faculty say universities are failing them

Students, staff and faculty at some of Canada’s largest universities say they have experienced anti-Black racism on campus, and that they were targeted if they spoke out about their treatment, an investigation by The Fifth Estate has found.

Fatal care: Teen stabbed to death in foster home not the only casualty of for-profit care

Children’s aid societies in Ontario place one in five foster kids in homes operated by the private sector. While the responsibility and revenue are substantial, a Fifth Estate investigation sparked by the killing of a teen in a home in Barrie found systemic problems and a lack of public oversight.

Exposed: Culture of sexism entrenched in Ottawa Police Service

From casual sexism such as being called “fresh meat” to criminal allegations of sexual assault, CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found an entrenched culture of sexism within the Ottawa Police Service.

Foster teen killed in Ontario home run by for-profit company

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a privately operated foster home in Barrie, Ont., and another foster youth staying in the home at the time has been charged with first-degree murder.

Ex-wife of Christine Jessop's killer talks about coming to grips with the awful truth

Heather Hoover, the ex-wife of the man police say killed Christine Jessop in 1984, talks with CBC News about learning and coping with the truth about the murder of the nine-year-old girl.

This police officer has a history of violence. Now he's on trial for assault

A police officer in Ontario’s Niagara region has been charged with assaulting a fellow officer. An investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found that the case of Const. Nathan Parker raises questions about a system that allows officers to stay on the job despite serious disciplinary records.

Apple blocks widow from honouring husband's dying wish

A widow is locked in a four-year battle with Apple over online material she already legally owns — unless she jumps through complicated and expensive hoops. Experts say tech companies refusing to hand over online assets is a big problem that will only get bigger.