A soldier's unnecessary death
Military vehicle technician Kyle Sinclair died while repairing a Coyote armoured vehicle at CFB Petawawa. A dangerous driver's seat was to blame. Compounding his family's grief was the fact that it had happened before. CBC obtained documents through the Access to Information Act revealing his death may have been prevented if the military had heeded warnings following a similar incident years earlier.
'It was too late for us': Nunavut mother says son's pneumonia death preventable
A mother from Igloolik, Nunavut, says her four-year-old son's death could have been prevented if he had been medevaced for care sooner instead of being sent home multiple times during what she says was a shortage of nurses at the local health centre. CBC News has learned the coroner's office in Nunavut is investigating a high number of child deaths this year.
Family's $500K inheritance seized by U.S. border officials
An Ottawa man acting as executor of a will says TD Canada Trust gave him "faulty advice" to mail $500,000 in bank drafts to family members in the U.S. — a move that caught the attention of U.S. border officials, who seized the money. This was the top story on cbc.ca on July 19, 2018 with almost a million hits. A day after the story aired, border officials confirmed they would release the money to the family.
Ottawa rejecting many expense claims from public servants with Phoenix payroll problems
Federal government officials promised they would reimburse public servants for out-of-pocket expenses directly caused by Phoenix payroll woes, but the government is denying much of what's being claimed by employees, show documents obtained under the Access to Information Act.
Random alcohol, drug testing for pilots under consideration
Transport Canada is developing a new policy to take action against pilots caught working under the influence after two high-profile incidents last year where pilots accused of being intoxicated were intercepted at airports, according to a briefing note obtained by CBC News.
Multimedia Feature: A heartbeat away
Eight-year-old Griffin Martin’s heart stopped beating during recess one day. His school didn’t have a defibrillator. Now his parents are on a mission to make sure no other family suffers a similar tragedy. CBC revealed 78 of the board's 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices. A week after the story aired, the school board announced it would install the machines in all schools. The story won a regional Radio Television Digital News Association award in 2018 for excellence in innovation.
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