Currently, there a coroner’s inquest unfolding, in Thunder Bay looking into the deaths of seven First Nations teens, from remote reserves, who had come to the city to attend high school.
Hannah joined 16×9 as a producer in August 2010. Since then, she has produced features and investigative pieces covering a variety of controversial and diverse topics from euthanasia to the safety of energy drinks, for which she won two awards – one from the Canadian Medical Association and another from the Ontario Registered Nurses Association. Her stories have taken viewers to the rainforests of Sarawak to meet the Penan people to Voodoo temples in Haiti and Quebec. Hannah began her career in broadcast journalism at CTV’s W5 and later went on to freelance as an associate producer for National Geographic, E1 Television/History Television and independent filmmaker, Laura Sky. Hannah started her career in journalism in print media, and has published work in ELLE Canada, Fodor’s Travel Guides and Canadian Art. She also served as a Chapter President for Journalists for Human Rights. Hannah holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BAS in Fine Art History from the University of Toronto.
A Montreal businessman has garnered international attention for his efforts to free Yazidi women and children held as slaves by the Islamic State group.
After multiple follow-up requests, 16X9 received a response from AANDC on the eve before our story was slated to air.
Many of Canada’s First Nations communities are still without what the United Nations considers a basic human right: access to clean drinking water.
The solution to ‘closing the gap’ to bring First Nations up to standard with the rest of Canada, is to remove an old austerity measure placed on First Nations during the recession of the 1990s.
It may seem unlikely that someone could be forced to marry against their will in today’s world. But it is happening, right here in Canada.
16×9 gets inside the world of Canadian teenage girls trafficked into a brutal warzone, and asks the Canadian government what it’s doing to stop it.
Helping someone take their own life is a crime in Canada, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. But any day now, that could change. The Supreme Court is deciding if the law against assisted suicide is unconstitutional and should be struck down.
Talking about death isn’t the easiest thing for families to discuss, but 16×9’s “Life, Death and the Law” found that the conversation can be important – especially if someone in the family is gravely ill and wants to hasten their own death.
25 years ago, in the House of Commons, MPs agreed unanimously to try to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000. Today, there are roughly the same amount of kids living below the poverty line.
Early settlers to the Ottawa Valley brought their musical traditions from Ireland and France. Their songs were diaries of the time, sung and traded a cappella at the end of a long work day.
Three years ago, Steven Vassilev was thrown into the public eye and labelled a “hoarder” by some of his neighbours. His newspaper and book collection – some of it on his balcony – helped fuel a massive fire, sparked by a cigarette butt tossed from a tenant above.
It had been a long, agonizing wait for Antonella Mega, but on Thursday, October 10th, her husband, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall was finally on his way home to Canada.
When a teen we’ll call “Jane” got raped in a Yellowknife park, she acted quickly – consenting to a rape kit and reporting the crime to the police. But her urgency, she’d soon find out, was not matched by the RCMP detachment, or forensic lab.
In an encore presentation, 16×9 sits down with controversial Canadian photographer, Jonathan Hobin. Last year, his series, “In the Playroom” caused a stir for its imagery of kids playing the roles of people from real-life events.