What happens when your Airbnb stay turns Air-B-and-Bad?
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
Marketplace’s Charlsie Agro investigates some of the most common complaints about the world’s largest home-sharing platform: last minute cancellations; concerns over community; even the great lengths one condo board is going to keep short-term renters from moving in next door. When we begin to ask Airbnb about one Albertan who was out $6000 after a last minute cancellation, he gets a full refund. Marketplace also goes undercover to check out ‘covert’ Airbnbs — what happens when you book a stay only to be asked to lie and sneak around in a building where Airbnb is not welcome?
Village of the Missing
Friday, March 22 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
Between 2010 and 2017, several brown-skinned men vanished from Toronto’s LGBTQ neighbourhood, The Village. Six of McArthur’s victims were of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, and many were immigrants and refugees from countries where same-sex intercourse is considered a criminal offence and is even punishable by death. A ninth man, reportedly with a Middle Eastern background, was saved by the police on the day of McArthur’s arrest. In a city that prides itself on being an open and safe place for marginalized people, questions persist: How is it possible that these men remained missing for so many years, and why didn’t the Toronto community as a whole put more pressure on the police and officials to find them?
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network and the CBC Gem streaming service (repeats Sunday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday March 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network)
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Locals call it the ‘arribada,’ or ‘arrival’ — the magical days and nights when tens of thousands of sea turtles come ashore in Costa Rica, laying millions of eggs. In Turtle Beach, new discoveries abound as Canadian naturalist and host Hugo Kitching follows a team of international scientists on a groundbreaking expedition to uncover the mysteries of this rare phenomenon.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
The Survivor(Nahlah Ayed)
In December 1982, when Ramiro Cristales was five-years old, he watched as his family was killed by members of the Guatamalan Army. For whatever reason, a soldier spared Ramiro’s life….and then adopted him. In 1999, a Guatemalan human rights group sent him to Canada for his protection because word had leaked out that he was survivor of the massacre. Christales was put in witness protection in Canada. A few years later, he told authorities about his adoptive father, who in December was convicted. He’s now in jail.
In 2010, Stefano Savioli was murdered in his bedroom in seemingly idyllic Cortes Island. To this day, the murder remains unsolved. What really happened that night?