2014/2015 Archive Page

2014/2015 Archive Page

April 18

Detroit Red Wings' star Gordie Howe, wearing a prominent bruise over his right eye, compares miniature trophy he received with the large statue in New York, Feb. 20, 1967, after he received the Lester Patrick Memorial Trophy for long and meritorious service to the sport in the U.S. (AP / Dave Pickoff)

IN PICTURES: 'Mr. Hockey' Gordie Howe

See almost 50 photos from Gordie Howe's long career.

This undated image made available by the journal Nature shows a mouse embryo formed with specially-treated cells from a newborn mouse that had been transformed into stem cells. (AP / RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Haruko Obokata)

7 things to know about stem cell treatments

Get up to speed with this primer on stem cells.

W5: Access to Information requests on staff-to-resident abuse in care homes.

Access to Information: what we uncovered

See the documents obtained by a year-long W5 investigation here.

Footage captured by a hidden camera shows a care worker pushing and roughly handling home resident Hellen MacDonald.

Setting up a hidden camera? Read this

Some people have set up so-called “granny cams. Should the audio recording be turned on or off?

Miranda Ferrier, president of the Ontario Personal Support Worker Associatio, says it is important to inquire and learn as much about your care provider as possible.

Personal Support Workers: What to ask

PSWs are not regulated or governed, so ask these questions.

March 28

An APA mystery shopper enters a Calgary new car dealership.

Which dealerships passed?

Three dealerships surveyed by the APA ran honest ads and were able to honour their advertised prices.

W5 APA Infographic

Infographic: Alberta's all-in pricing, explained

What costs must be included in ads for new cars? This infographic explains.

APA undercover video

Responses from dealerships

After APA mystery shoppers visited new car dealerships in Calgary, we reached out to management at dealerships included in the W5 story.

March 21

March 14

February 28



15 bizarre facts about weed in Colorado

Colorado was the first American state to start selling legalized recreational marijuana, resulting in some quirky outcomes.

W5 pot infographic

Legalized marijuana: By the numbers

How much money is the state pulling in off legal sales?

The Flag

February 7

Counterfeit jerseys seized by police are shown in this handout photo. Avoid jerseys with bubbling and colour differentiation, experts warn.

How the RCMP is helping victims

The RCMP is helping to recoup as much as $5 million per year for customers.

Experts suggest buyers avoid print-at-yourself tickets and instead buy physical tickets.

How to avoid fake tickets

How can you avoid getting scammed out of counterfeit tickets for live sports and events? Here are some tips.

January 31

January 17

W5 infographic pig promo image


Highlights of our investigation into how pigs are transported.

CFIA promo image

Gov't Response

W5's exchange with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

In 2006, Manitoba NDP government introduced a moratorium on any new hog barns.

Industry Response

Western Hog Exchange launches independent investigation.

Access to Info


W5 spent months finding out how often patients are able to take their own lives in hospitals.

W5 Beyond Statistics promo image CS

Beyond the statistics

W5 has assembled a gallery of people who took their own lives while in the care of a hospital.

W5 hospital suicides promo photo

Interactive Map

At which hospitals and health facilities in Canada have patient suicides taken place?

Infographic: a closer look at the numbers

Closer look at the numbers

Highlights from the hospital data uncovered by W5 via freedom of information.

Infographic: coroner recommendations

Coroner recommendations

Key findings from coroner investigations following inpatient suicides

April 26

April 19

April 12

APA inspectors examine a vehicle lifted on a hoist, determining it had been involved in a collision that was not properly disclosed.

APA Report Intro

Read about what APA inspectors found in their investigation

Nick and George

APA Report - Full details

Learn more about the vehicles and the shops investigated.

April 5

March 29

(University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, John G. Diefenbaker fonds)

Gallery: See the flags

Designs that could've been our flag, and the finalists that made the cut.

The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld


How did we get our flag? What did we have before? The designs, the history and the intrigue.

March 15 on W5

March 8 on W5

Feb. 22 on W5 - PIPELINE WAR

A sign for the Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline is seen in North Dumfries, Ont., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.


W5 discovers Line 9 had significantly more spills than stated

Line 9 incidents and spills (W5)


Interactive map of spills and other incidents along Line 9

Line 9 infographic


A snapshot of the spill and product release numbers obtained by W5


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Sleep Sickness

What's behind the sudden rise in childhood narcolepsy?

Avis Favaro looks into the possible new cause for a rare sleeping disorder.

Olympic Battle: Furlong fights to clear name of al

John Furlong fights to clear his name

Lisa LaFlamme interviews the former Vancouver Olympics organizer.

It's estimated that Canadians gave $750-million to charity lotteries in just one year.


Charity Lottery Regulations by Province

Lottery Charity Map


An interactive map which shows where the money is going.

Sept 28 on W5

MAP: 41 homicides in long-term care homes during the past 12 years (W5)


Where the 41 murders in long-term care homes took place

Research: nursing home homicides (W5)


Counting Canada's care home homicides

Abuse reports at seniors homes common, says lawyer


How to stop the abuse in seniors homes


Canadian Sen. Mobina Jaffer (W5)

Full Interview 1

Extended video: Sen. Mobina Jaffer on getting appointed to the Senate

W5 Extended: Pushing for Senate reform

Full Interview 2

Extended video: Sen. Hugh Segal on pushing for Senate reform

The Best of W5

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