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

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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.

What the COVID-19 employment crisis tells us about the future of work

The job losses associated with the COVID-19 crisis highlight the need for Canada to prepare for unexpected shocks to the labour market and develop a workforce with skills that will be prized across a range of industries, futurists and economists say.

How to keep COVID-19 stress from ruining your sleep

Stress about COVID-19, as well as disruptions to routine, add up to increased sleep problems, experts say. Here are some ways to help you sleep easier in this uncertain time.

Long waits for COVID-19 test results reveal Canada's shortage of lab workers

Long waits for COVID-19 test results are due in part to a shortage of medical laboratory professionals in Canada, according to lab workers' associations and job vacancy data.

The world could face a 2nd wave of COVID-19: Here's what Canada needs to do now to prepare

Countries must prepare for a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak to emerge once social distancing measures are eased, and they should only lift those measures gradually, infectious disease experts say. Here's what you need to know about a potential second wave and what Canada can do to minimize the impact.

WHO clarifies guidance on ibuprofen, says there's no evidence it can worsen COVID-19

The World Health Organization has said there's no evidence to suggest that using ibuprofen to manage symptoms of COVID-19 will worsen the condition, but some other health authorities say it makes sense to use acetaminophen as a first choice instead. 

What to do if you think you have COVID-19: A guide to each province and territory

If you have symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus — including cough, fever and difficulty breathing in adults, or a runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea in children — here's what to do.

'We have a youth vaping crisis': 1 in 3 teens have tried vaping, Statistics Canada finds

More than one-third of teenagers 15 to 19 have tried vaping at some point in their lives, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, the first of its kind to provide detailed information about vaping.

#MeToo movement has been a 'net positive' in Canadian workplaces

High-profile sexual harassment cases like Harvey Weinstein's have spurred Canadian employers to do more to prevent abuse in workplaces, but there's still a long way to go.

3 misconceptions about retirement in Canada

A new report finds that the reality of retirement in Canada isn't quite what people expect it to be.

Pay gap between men and women starts right out of the gate for college, university grads

It pays to get a post-secondary education in Canada, a new analysis of tax filings and educational attainment has shown. But not as much if you're a woman.

Donations to Australia fire relief shouldn't do a job that's up to the Aussie government, critics argue

Critics of Australia's government say international donors to the bushfire relief effort should be aware that their contributions could be letting the government off the hook for inadequately funding the country's firefighting efforts and relying too heavily on volunteers.

Why were so many Canadians on the plane that crashed in Iran?

With the end of winter break for schools and limited travel options between Iran and Canada, 138 passengers travelling to Canada up on a Ukraine International Airlines flight to Kyiv that crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 176 people on board.

Canada's top 100 CEOs have already earned more than average Canadian will all year

By 10:09 a.m. on January 2nd, Canada's highest paid CEOs had made as much money as the average Canadian will earn all year, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Restaurant industry faces critical worker shortage as holiday demand peaks

Restaurants are facing a critical shortage of workers that's impeding new business and limiting capacity during the holiday season, a critical time of year for profitability, industry experts say.