We all have nagging worries -- did I turn off the stove? Did I lock the door? But for Canadians with obsessive-compulsive disorders, these thoughts get stuck, playing over and over in the mind like a broken record. Full Story
When it comes to shopping for a second-hand vehicle most buyers are wary of smooth-talking used salespeople who may try to sell you a lemon. So what can you do to ensure that you and your hard earned money aren't being taken for a ride?
Buying a used vehicle? Have it inspected first, and make it clear to the dealer that no pre-purchase inspection means no sale.
For this year's investigation, the APA mystery shoppers visited 20 used car sellers in the Greater Toronto Area. The shoppers were accompanied by an expert mechanic and all visits were recorded on W5's cameras.
Resident-to-resident abuse in long-term care is far more common than you might think. Through access to information, W5 obtained the number of resident-to-resident assaults in Ontario nursing homes. There were 1,788 incidents in 2010.
Statistic provided under W5's access request by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care show that there were 1,788 reported incidents of resident-to-resident abuse in 2010.
Are you looking for a nursing home or other long-term care facility for a loved one? Follow these important tips before making a decision.
Even casual news viewers will recognize CTV's chief political correspondent when he appears this week on W5. Craig Oliver's commentaries out of Ottawa bring novel insights and crackle with enthusiasm and good humour. He's a man who takes his work seriously, but never himself.
A lot has happened since Sue Rodriguez, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease, took her fight to legalize assisted suicide all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993. Now, the debate has been re-ignited in British Columbia. 40
At an age when many might think the richness of their lives was found in collected experience and savoured memories, William Shatner disagrees.
For a fee, travel clubs offer discounts on everything from hotels and flights to meals and car rentals. But a W5 hidden camera investigation has found the only thing some of them may really be selling is broken promises.
The baffling disappearance of Mariam Makhniashvili sparked an unprecedented police search and left many lingering questions about her family. We may never know exactly how long the remains of the 17-year- old lay undiscovered in a ravine beneath a Toronto highway overpass.
W5 investigates cases where brand-new HVAC systems aren't working properly, with some homeowners finding that their homes are freezing on one floor and feeling tropical on another.
W5 takes on the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) with a special investigation. Victor Malarek exposes questions about how effective the Ontario agency really is in 'Above the Law.'
They are disturbing images: police officers kicking, hog-tying, maiming suspects and, sometimes, innocent citizens. Captured on surveillance videos and by cellphone cameras. CTV's W5 looks at cases in Victoria, where it seems no matter how damning the evidence, the officers involved get off with few penalties.
If Trevor Greene and Debbie Lepore had never met, you wonder if he would have had the will to recover from a devastating injury to his brain.in 2006.
When you hear about human trafficking in the sex trade, most people have an image of women being smuggled into Canada from abroad and forced to work in seamy brothels. But there's a thriving trafficking trade right here at home.
W5 reveals shocking tax horror stories faced by hard-working, ordinary Canadians who came up against the Canada Revenue Agency.
This Saturday on W5, Into Thin Air: What happened to Mariam Makhniashvili?
Newfoundland and Labrador being a small province, I'd heard of Zita Cobb, and knew she was doing some extraordinary things in her birthplace of Fogo Island. I didn't realise just how extraordinary until I arrived there with W5.
Lloyd Robertson on the twists and turns of a real-life drama on Saturday's W5: the story of a Saskatchewan man who took up arms to protect his daughter from a drug dealer. 48
Hassan Rasouli, an electrical engineer, brought his family to Toronto from Iran, in the spring of 2010. Five months later, what was supposed to be routine surgery for a benign brain tumor, left Hassan unconscious. Bacterial meningitis had infected his brain.
The killing of the ocean's most graceful creatures -- dolphins, whales and seals -- motivates many animal lovers to object but few are willing to go to the lengths of Canadian environmentalist Paul Watson.
W5 goes undercover to investigate risky laser treatments and exposes misleading sales pitches and questionable training. As these high-tech treatments have become more prevalent, so have patients' horror stories.
Stare into the eyes of a chimpanzee, meet the intelligent gaze that stares back at you and you will recognize a link with human beings that stretches back millions of years. Now that link has become the centre of a heated and often emotional debate.
In Pictures: W5 investigates the hidden dangers of cosmetic laser treatments.
On W5: A Calgary man, defrauded of millions, goes to extreme measures in his quest for justice after the law fails to help him.
W5 tells a harrowing ordeal that residents of a quaint family-filled neighbourhood in Toronto's west end had to endure, at the hands of a neighbour who decided to make their lives a living hell.
It's too easy to think of this famine - one of the worst in our history - as being too big, too foreign, too obscure for us to grasp. But seen through K'naan's eyes, it became very real and very human. 3
In "Murder Most Forgotten," W5 investigates the murder of Leah Souza 20 years ago. Her mother, Lora, saw her daughter's killer but can't remember a thing.
W5 investigates the Navy's floundering submarine program. Nearly $1 billion was paid for the boats, and Canadians can expect to spend even more in the future for a program that still isn't fully operational, 15 years after the purchase.
W5's 10-month investigation of Caron Oderbien, a grifter who has left a trail of broken hearts and empty wallets across five provinces and two countries.
Families of loved ones who've gone missing for years tell W5 their stories of hope and suffering, with the federal government unlikely or unwilling to make changes to the DNA database that could bring them closure.
W5 joins an underwater archeology mission to solve a 160-year-old mystery that lies at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
This Saturday on W5, Frozen in Time: The quest to solve a 160-year-old mystery that lies at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
Gloria Steinem is an American writer, a lecturer, and co-founder of MS magazine. She's one of the leading figures of the women's movement and helped bring feminism into the mainstream consciousness thanks to her good looks and popular writing.
Gloria Steinem is the co-founder of MS magazine, a best-selling author, and a leading figure in the women's movement. Here on W5, she comes face-to-face with the founders of "Slutwalk."
On W5: Canadian soldier Trevor Greene recounts his remarkable journey of recovery since that fateful day in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in 2006 -- when he was the victim of an axe attack during a meeting with village elders.
From the report: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada (Background Paper, National Library of Canada)
W5 investigates Toronto-based lender, Sandy Hutchens (aka Moishe Alexander), and reveals how he collected millions of dollars in fees from desperate borrowers.
W5 tells the incredible story of two soldiers -- Corporal Andrew Knisley and Master Corporal Jody Mitic -- who refuse to let their horrendous injuries slow them down from taking part in an endurance rally race for a good cause.
When Genie and Helmut Vollmer's accountant introduced them to a new investment opportunity, they had no reason to doubt their financial advisor and friend of 30 years. 9
It's not often you meet the mayor of a city who is as popular in other cities across Canada as he is on home turf.
W5 tells the amazing story of 48 students, plus 8 teachers and 8 crew members, who survived the sinking of the tall ship Concordia, 500 kilometres off the coast of Brazil February 17, 2010.
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W5 brings you the story of Calvin Ayre -- a one-time pig farmer who became one of the most successful and charismatic Canadian entrepreneurs that you've never heard about.
In her short life, 2.5-year-old Neha Munir has survived horrors no child should ever experience -- a victim of rape in her native Pakistan. The reason? Because her Christian father would not convert to Islam. W5 tells her story.
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