Tag Archives: News/Canada

Report into foster agency sex abuse allegations will guide system-wide changes, province vows

By | November 23, 2019

A Manitoba government probe into B & L Resources for Children, Youth and Families found breakdowns in communication, the use of non-standard methods in determining foster parent suitability and the need for increased oversight.   The review was triggered by a CBC News report of allegations of sex abuse in a home managed by B & L, a for-profit agency that recruits and supervises… Read More »

Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

By | November 22, 2019

It’s no secret that we’re spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Canadians say they spend almost 11 hours a day in front of them — at their desks, on their laptops and especially on their smartphones. But after a long day at work, our eyes often start to feel dry, tired and strained, and many… Read More »

Long, cold, messy winter that’s ‘more frozen than thawed’ ahead for most of Canada

By | November 18, 2019

It’s going to be a long, cold and messy winter across much of Canada, according to the seasonal forecast released Monday by the Weather Network. November has already brought historically early snowfall in southern Ontario and power outages in the Prairies, setting what chief meteorologist Chris Scott said will be a trend throughout the winter. “The upcoming winter… Read More »

Ojibwe grandmother thanks her father, elders who helped her reconnect with culture after residential school

By | November 14, 2019

CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Manitoba and CBC North embarked on a months-long project to speak with elders, ‘elders-in-training’ and youth from across their vast territories to learn how these knowledge keepers view their role today — and why they’re more critical than ever before. Read other stories from the Walking With Elders series. Reflecting on my teachers and elders… Read More »

‘It’s like whack-a-mole’: How cities are grappling with unsafe rooming houses

By | October 11, 2019

“I don’t want anyone dying,” Winnipeg city councillor Janice Lukes said as she marched down an otherwise quiet residential street, pointing out several suspected rooming houses. There have been at least 532 rooming house fires across Canada leading to 47 deaths in the past five years, based on the best available numbers from provincial jurisdictions that track them.… Read More »

How much hate crime does Canada have? Without a standard definition, no one knows for sure

By | October 9, 2019

This story is part of our CBC News project Exposing Hate, where we will reveal the nature of Hate in Canada: how it thrives, spreads and manifests, regions where hate crimes are more prevalent, and how Canadian institutions, government, police and individuals are dealing with the spread of hate, sometimes effectively, others not. Police departments across Canada have different… Read More »

Government falls short on pledge to better protect kids against abuse in sport

By | September 3, 2019

Six months since a CBC investigation revealed widespread problems of sexual offences by coaches in amateur sports in Canada, signs of the promises made by the federal government to deal with it are hard to find. The investigation revealed that at least 222 coaches across the country had been convicted of a sexual offence from 1998-2018 involving more… Read More »