Kate McGillivray

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Kate McGillivray is a writer and newsreader in Toronto. She's worked for the CBC in Montreal, Sherbrooke and St. John's, and she always wants to hear your feedback and story ideas. Get in touch here: kate.mcgillivray@cbc.ca.

Latest from Kate McGillivray

Dr. Lou Siminovitch, the force behind early genetics research in Canada, dies at age 100

Dr. Lou Siminovitch, known for his vision and leadership skills, shaped genetics research in Canada for decades. He died this week at the age of 100.

Filming at Leslie Street Spit angers local advocates who worry future shoots could harm wildlife

A recent film shoot on the Leslie Street Spit is opening up a conversation about whether film shoots should be allowed in the area at all.

After a 'bloodbath' of a year, Toronto tourism association looks ahead to recovery

A new analysis by Destination Toronto found the city lost out on more than $8 billion dollars in economic activity through visitor spending due to the pandemic.

Plan for new 400-series highway draws growing pressure from across the GTA to hit the brakes

Mississauga is the latest council to come out against the province's re-booted plan to build Highway 413, a long-discussed highway that would wrap around the northwest GTA.

Toronto Public Health to prioritize contact tracing for COVID-19 variant cases

The city's health unit will now reach out to close contacts of confirmed variant cases in an effort to stop them from spreading.

Family facing deportation from Canada say return to Portugal puts 'our lives at risk'

A family in Milton, Ont., is racing against the clock to be able to stay in Canada, saying that being deported will put their health in jeopardy.

Ontario's remaining COVID-19 relief money should go to sick days and home care, experts say

After critics called the Ford government out for not spending all of its COVID-19 contingency money, Ontario says it plans to spend what's left in its pot by the end of the fiscal year. 

School boards prepare for returning students as debate rages over safety

Opinions on whether classrooms are as safe as they should be are piling up as some GTA students prepare to go back in February.

Ontario's homeless 5 times more likely to die of COVID-19, study finds

A study published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is painting a stark picture of how COVID-19 has impacted Ontario’s homeless population.

Say 'what's up, Doc?' to Eric Bauza — the Canadian now voicing Bugs Bunny

Scarborough native Erica Bauza, who watched Looney Tunes as a kid, is the voice actor stepping into the star role of Bugs Bunny, bringing the character to life in all his carrot-munching, prank-pulling glory. 

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