If a critical mistake is made in the emergency room, Canadians believe the medical system will provide answers. But as W5 has discovered in Newfoundland, some families are left fighting for years to get the information they want.
A W5 investigation: Up to 800 people in Toronto's Caribbean community put their money into the Prosporex Investment Club. But few of the investors ever saw any returns, as most of the approximately $24 million disappeared.
While reporting W5's documentary about Canadian air racer Pete McLeod, reporter Victor Malarek took to the skies aboard one of the race aircraft to see what it's like to soar at nearly 400 kilometres an hour.
W5 tells the incredible story of two soldiers -- Corporal Andrew Knisley and Master Corporal Jody Mitic -- who refuse to let their horrendous injuries slow them down from taking part in an endurance rally race for a good cause.
Families of loved ones who've gone missing for years tell W5 their stories of hope and suffering, with the federal government unlikely or unwilling to make changes to the DNA database that could bring them closure.
On W5: Canadian soldier Trevor Greene recounts his remarkable journey of recovery since that fateful day in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in 2006 -- when he was the victim of an axe attack during a meeting with village elders.
Coming up on W5: With the first anniversary of the deadly earthquake that struck Haiti approaching, Craig Kielburger travelled to Haiti with actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow, to see first-hand how the country is recovering.
On W5: Egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy are all options available to infertile couples. But sometimes the desire to have a baby is so strong that it has led Canadians to venture into an increasingly murky world of assisted human reproduction.
W5 investigates Canada's contraband cigarette market. When a pack of 20 costs as little as three dollars and a bag of 200 singles costs ten, it's a deal many young smokers can't seem to refuse. And public health officials are alarmed.
Richard Earl Rupert is not one of Canada's 10 most wanted criminals. He'd probably not even make it on the top 100!
But he is certainly at the top of Toronto detective John Dunlop's list of most wanted.
On W5: A Calgary man, defrauded of millions, goes to extreme measures in his quest for justice after the law fails to help him.
Committed to Investigative Journalism
With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories with fair and responsible reporting, W5 is in its 51st season of investigative journalism. Hosted by Kevin Newman, W5 is the most-watched documentary program in Canada, and the winner of several awards including the prestigious Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism.