WINDIGO IN A PILL PART 1

APTN Investigates the pain felt by communities and individuals as they attempt to deal with a medicine that can become a monster.

Addiction can tear families apart, destroy lives and turn hearts to ice much like Windigo, the ancient evil spirit of Ojibway legend. In 1997, the Auditor General of Canada warned the Canadian government about the dangers of opiate-based prescription drug abuse. More than 10 years later, the Auditor General’s warning is coming home to roost. APTN Investigates the pain felt by communities and individuals as they attempt to deal with a medicine that can become a monster.

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.