The Ford government received repeated warnings about the looming dangers in long-term care homes before COVID-19’s second wave but failed to act.
Chief Investigative Correspondent
Carolyn Jarvis is Global News’ award-winning Chief Investigative Correspondent, possessing an exemplary track record of seeking accountability, exposing the truth and piecing together complex stories. Jarvis’ work has helped changed laws, launched investigations into corporations, and sparked national conversations.
Receiving a number of honours in recent years for her large-scale investigations, Jarvis was awarded the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best National Reportage for the investigative series, Who’s Watching?, which exposed shortcomings in Ontario’s probation system.
Also in 2018, Jarvis and Global News were the sole broadcaster to partner on The Price of Oil series, the largest collaboration of Canadian journalists to date. The investigative project produced a half-hour documentary, Canada’s Toxic Secret, which shone a light on a troubling trend of industrial leaks and spills in Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley.” Canada’s Toxic Secret was distinguished with both a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards and an Honourable Mention from the Canadian Hillman Prize.
While in 2015, Jarvis’ hour-long investigation into the Moncton RCMP deaths put a spotlight on a concerning lack of training and equipment among frontline members of the RCMP. The investigation elicited a nationwide response, followed by labour code charges against the RCMP. Under Fire was honoured with the 2015 RTDNA Dan McArthur Award for investigative reporting.
From 2008 to 2016, Jarvis was the Chief Correspondent of Global News’ current affairs show, 16×9. Prior to that she was the west coast correspondent and weekend anchor for the network’s flagship nightly newscast, Global National.
Hailing from Richmond, B.C., Jarvis comes from musical roots. She has a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, has sung professionally with classical ensembles – such as Alberta’s Pro Coro – and was previously a board member for the Canadian Opera Company; Jarvis currently sits on the board for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE).
As COVID-19 spread on crowded floors of a Toronto nursing home that killed 81 people, a Global News investigation found the home left 20 rooms empty.
A former long-term care inspector is sounding the alarm over the state of inspections in Ontario’s nursing homes.
The initial weeks of Ontario’s vaccine rollout was marred by poor planning, coordination and a failure to get vaccines into long-term care homes quickly, experts say.
For years Medicago said a pandemic was coming and we should be ready. Today, it is a leading contender to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine.
From manufacturing in Switzerland to storage and distribution in Canada, we take a look at the complex supply chain of highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines.
Health experts say that public mistrust over vaccines and related resistance to getting vaccinated could pose a serious challenge for curbing COVID-19.
Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available? We want to hear from you.
Doctors and researchers say there is a growing crisis in the shortage of medical grade plastics and other supplies that are putting pressure on labs.
A new program to train desperately needed medical lab workers amid a growing backlog of COVID-19 tests is being rolled out in Ontario. Here are the details.
B.C. is the only place in Canada where producers pay for and run the recycling system, and the success is evident. But is it enough — or is it also time for governments to step in?
In today’s bleak new reality, the price for recyclables — things like plastic, paper and aluminum — has tanked. The business model was feasible before. Now, it’s a burden.
As plants struggle to sell the plastics, paper and other materials they’ve collected, Canada’s recycling industry is having its moment of reckoning.
Sarnia’s Imperial Oil site is conducting controlled flaring as a safety precaution.
Imperial Oil Ltd. will not be charged for a Feb. 23, 2017, incident that saw huge flames shooting from its Sarnia refinery, which residents described as being “absolutely anxiety-inducing.”