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Friday, November 30 – 10pm ET/ PT, 8pm AT/MT and 9pm CT on Global

Jill Krop profiles Brian Day, a BC doctor and longtime crusader for more private healthcare in Canada. Day operates two clinics in Vancouver in defiance of provincial and federal law, one of which was recently audited and found to be illegally billing patients with extra charges. Also, Sean Mallen chronicles the Canadian connection behind the quest to determine whether bones found underneath a Leicester, England parking lot are those of King Richard III.

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Friday November 2 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Correspondent Sophie Lui looks at the disturbing growth of cyber-harassment against women in video game culture. Often written off as just “part of the game,” this 16×9 expose uncovers horrific abuse and bullying that happens to many women – who make up 47% of all gamers – when they venture into the male dominated on-line gaming world.

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Friday, October 12 – 10pm ET/PT, 8pm AT/MT and 9pm CT on Global

The family of Terri-Lynne McClintic – the woman convicted of killing Tori Stafford – speak for the first time publically about what made this teenaged woman kill an innocent child. Correspondent Jennifer Tryon has the story. Also, Chief Correspondent Carolyn Jarvis looks at the dramatic evolution of robots in our society, and how increasingly intelligent and human-looking robots could affect our society in the not-so-distant future.

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Saturday, November 5 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

16×9 Correspondent Jennifer Tryon reports on “bed blockers,” the term given to elderly patients who are in hospitals because there is no room in long-term care facilities for them. Jennifer’s story shows that when it comes to the elderly in this country, we may be failing miserably in the way we treat them. Reporter Peter Klein looks at the challenge of treating extreme pain with medication such as morphine in third world countries in light of the war on drugs. Just in time for Halloween, Antony Robart follows Canada’s ‘Ghost Whisperer’ into a haunted theatre.

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Saturday, October 29 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

Correspondent Sean O’Shea investigates BC’s Puckmasters hockey training facility and looks into allegations that the company turned its back on franchisees after taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in start-up fees. 16×9 Correspondent Mike Armstrong travels to Haiti to profile the resurgence of the Voodoo religion in the country, while Correspondent Beatrice Politi rides along with Ontario’s ‘Ornge’ emergency response crew, dubbed a sophisticated ‘ICU on wheels’.

Saturday, April 17 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

In this episode, 16X9 examines the controversy behind honour killings. Follow the story of a teenager who was killed for being seen with a man to whom she was not married – a gruesome display of brutality captured on a cell phone video.

Saturday, April 10 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

In this new episode, 16X9 examines elder abuse and the debate about hidden cameras in nursing homes. Then, follow the case of a teen from small town America who is on a crime rampage throughout the continent. Making headlines for his cheeky way of committing crimes, police on both sides of the border are eager to catch him before he goes too far.

Saturday, April 3 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

In this new episode, 16X9 examines the growing popularity of basement brawling, where kids gather to fight each other bare-knuckled and without rules. Then, find out about chess boxing – the latest underground craze that gives geeks a fighting chance to beat their muscle bound opponents. Players can win by a knockout or by checkmate. And finally, 16X9 chronicles the growth of the medical marijuana industry in Colorado.

Saturday, March 27 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

OxyContin was touted as a miracle painkiller to Canadian doctors – pain relief with few side effects and less addictive than morphine. But soon this drug, known on the streets as “hillbilly heroin,” became the most prescribed drug in Canada… with tragic results. In this episode, 16×9 chronicles the king of painkillers’ fall from the top, ending in 100 families filing a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.

Saturday, March 20 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

16×9 examines the cyber seduction of a 16-year-old Barrie boy by his 42-year-old internet girlfriend. In a case of cross-border romance that is making international headlines, 16X9 reveals why police believe this Texas mom is a predator.