Meet some of the veterans 16×9 met for “Left Behind” and some of the people who are helping them.
The struggles of homeless veterans started gaining attention over the last decade, as shelters, police agencies and academics started recognizing the unique population. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) published a report in 2015 estimating 2,250 veterans use homeless shelters every year.
Rita Joe was a Mi’kmaq woman from Cape Breton and used her writing to teach others about her culture and people. Years after her death, her words are still fighting.
Camille Runke had a protection order against her estranged husband. But when she was murdered last year, her name was added to a long list of women killed every year in Canada by someone they used to love.
We spoke with some amazing transgender people for our piece “The fight for trans rights” and wanted you to get to know them a little more. Below are some brief profiles of some of the people we met.
If you, your family or someone you know needs help, is in crisis, needs support, has questions or simply wants to talk, please reach out to one of these organizations.
Last year, a transgender person was murdered every 31 hours, worldwide. In the United States, 22 transgender women have been murdered this year.
There are over 50,000 abandoned well sites in Alberta, no longer in production, that need to be restored and cleaned up according to 2014 numbers provided by Alberta Environment and Parks.
16×9 calculated there are approximately 22 million metres of inactive well infrastructure buried in Alberta. That’s nearly enough to stretch all the way to the other side of the Earth and back.
Over 400,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled across Alberta. 16×9 mapped out all the wells using data from the Alberta Energy Regulator.
The relationship between landowner and oil company is an old one. But what happens when an oil company goes bankrupt?
In honour of International Women’s Day, producer, Mia Sheldon, reflects back on the work she has done on the topic of women’s issues over the last year and tell us, from the heart, what covering those stories meant to her.
Since 1980, almost 1,200 aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. Talk around the issue has been re-ignited after the murder of Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg.
It is not often that a woman puts her name or face to the crime of sexual assault. Burdened by shame, embarrassment and confusion over what happened, many victims choose to remain silent.
It took 39 years, but RCMP officers announced an arrest has been made in the 1975 murder of 11 year old Kathryn-Mary Herbert.