Did time stand still or race by during the pandemic? A look at the news over the past year


When we look back on the past eight months of the InFocus season, it’s incredible how many issues you shared with us and tackled on the show.

From the Quewzance sisters, Odelia and Nerissa who have been in prison for three decades for a crime they say they didn’t commit, to families getting their children back from, at times, a wildly unbalanced child welfare system to a woman who was sexually assaulted by an 11-year-old and is now suing the province of Manitoba for failing to keep her safe when she was 9 years old.

In Part 1 of a 2-part InFocus, we’re travelling through the time machine to look at some of the stories that made headlines – and update you on a few new developments.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Métis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).