It's been unrelenting lately: the scale and scope of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, The Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, and Texas -- and that’s not a complete list by any means. We had no way of guessing that would be the backdrop when last spring our editorial team decided that storm chasers would make an interesting documentary.
Patients in chronic pain after getting mesh implants to treat hernias and female pelvic problems are suing mesh makers. Meanwhile, doctors insist surgical mesh is an important tool being unfairly maligned.
W5’s Kevin Newman profiles the plight of the thalidomide "sample babies" -- Canadians who claim their mothers were given free samples of the morning sickness drug in the late 1950s and early 60s, but don't qualify for compensation from government.
W5 investigates the dangerous sport of rooftopping - where modern urban adventurers seek thrills at dizzying heights, walking where even professionals fear to tread, trying to get that one great picture or rush.
This 51st season of W5 launches with an investigation into the surging number of Canadians agreeing to pay thousands of dollars more to be comfortable in their homes than they need to.
Committed to Investigative Journalism
With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories with fair and responsible reporting, W5 is in its 52nd 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.
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