Brandie Weikle

CBC News

Brandie Weikle is a senior writer for CBC News based in Toronto. She's a long-time magazine and newspaper editor and podcast host with specialities in family life, health and the workplace. You can reach her at brandie.weikle@cbc.ca.

Latest from Brandie Weikle

Parents, family lawyers cautiously optimistic about Divorce Act changes

Divorced parents and family law experts are greeting bill C-78, which updates the Divorce Act for the first time in more than 20 years, with some measure of optimism.

Small retailers push back against lockdown policy that favours big-box stores

Small businesses in Toronto and Peel Region say it's not fair that they should be closed for in-person shopping while big-box stores can sell all manner of goods — from clothing to books to tech gadgets — if they happen to also sell essential products such as groceries.

A little engineering, a lot of customer service: What it will take to fix COVID-19 test lineups

Long lineups and even longer waits for test results have both public health experts and people from the business world wondering why Canada can't come up with a better and more consistent user experience when it comes to COVID-19 testing.

Public health officials call for tighter restrictions, warn COVID-19 could spiral out of control

Infectious disease experts say Canadian health authorities must tighten restrictions again or hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 will increase exponentially in the coming weeks.

Office work could be changed forever by COVID-19. Here's why that matters

Only a fraction of employees who began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to full-time office work, and that has ramifications for everything from how workplaces are run to where we live — and whether the small businesses that surround office buildings survive.

How many masks should my child take to school? Your back-to-school mask questions answered

In most parts of Canada, kids are heading back to school for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Here, experts answer your most pressing questions about managing masks in school.

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to lower the birth rate. Here's why that matters

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely lower Canada's already declining birth rate, and that has implications for everything from how competitive it will be for a child to get a spot on a soccer team to how healthy the Canada Pension Plan will be in 2050, economists say.

Health Canada authorizes drug remdesivir for severe COVID-19 cases

Health Canada has authorized, with conditions, the drug remdesivir for patients with severe COVID-19, although Canada's top doctor says the supply is limited.

COVID-19 risks for kids are low, must be balanced against cost of being out of school, doctors say

Most studies examining kids and COVID-19 are trying to answer two questions: What is the likelihood of children getting the infection? And what is the likelihood of them spreading it? But being out of school also comes at a cost, doctors tell CBC News.

Campaign to promote BIPOC-owned brands calls on Canadian retailers to take '15 Percent Pledge'

A campaign that's been making waves in the U.S., calling on major retailers to do a better job of supporting brands owned by Black, Indigenous and other people of colour, has just launched in Canada.

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