Megan Thomas

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Megan Thomas is a reporter for CBC in Victoria, B.C. She covers stories from around Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Follow her on Twitter @meganTcbc.

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TDSB asks province to reassess plans for school in the fall amid COVID-19

The Toronto District School Board is asking the province to reassess its plans for school in the fall — especially when it comes to the government’s “hybrid” model, which the board says would force parents to choose between their jobs and educating their kids.
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Cops policing cops and their duty to talk: The questions surrounding Ontario's police watchdog

Heightened public interest in police oversight has brought more scrutiny into the role of the Special Investigations Unit and the criticisms levied against it.

Peel council passes motion to reduce police involvement in mental health calls

Peel Regional Council has passed a motion that aims to reduce the role of police in mental health calls in some situations.

TTC board member denounces anti-mask protest as 'political stunt'

Protesters who rode the TTC without face coverings Tuesday while flouting mandatory mask regulations meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19 are doing so for “attention-getting and silliness,” says one city councillor.

Toronto hospital says masks are mandatory after woman's refusal video garners millions of views

Unity Health Toronto is reminding the public that wearing face masks is mandatory in its hospital facilities during the pandemic, after a woman posted a video online in which she complained that St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre denied her service when she refused to wear a mask.

City issues trespass order against anti-racism demonstrators at Nathan Phillips Square

The City of Toronto has given a group of anti-racism protesters until Monday to remove a tent encampment from Nathan Phillips Square that has been set up since June.

Provincial police watchdog to start collecting race-based data

For the first time, the body that investigates allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Ontario's police forces is set to start collecting race-based data.

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders stepping down

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders announced his resignation Monday afternoon but did not give a reason for his decision to leave eight months before his contract was set to expire in 2021.

Peel school board 'dysfunctional' in face of racism, can't govern properly, report finds

A newly-released report on the state of the Peel District School Board paints a damning picture of dysfunction among administrators who are ill-prepared to deal with anti-Black racism directly affecting students.

Private long-term care executive turfed after mocking families in online call

A high-ranking official with a private long-term care company is now out of a job after she was overheard mocking the residents of a beleaguered Toronto-area care home after a virtual town hall meeting.

SIU clears Toronto police after man's hip broken in takedown after undercover drug deal

The provincial police watchdog says the 61-year-old man was arrested after selling $40 of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer.

What we know about the Ontario long-term care homes in the military's scathing report

Here's what we know about the long-term care homes listed in the Canadian Armed Forces report, what's been happening there, and what management says is being done to fix the situation.

Military report reveals what sector has long known: Ontario's nursing homes are in trouble

A new report from the Canadian Armed Forces has shone a light on shocking conditions inside five Ontario long-term care homes, but many — including the government itself — say problems have been known for years.

Police announce arrests after probe into organized crime and violence in tow truck industry

Police say the Greater Toronto Area has been a staging ground for violence in recent months, with rival tow truck companies allegedly fighting over profits from the towing of vehicles and frauds committed after the initial tow.

Ontario won't specify COVID-19 'hot spots' even as premier urges testing

Premier Doug Ford is pleading with people who live in Ontario’s COVID-19 “hot spots” to get tested for the virus — but officials won’t specify which neighbourhoods have been hardest hit.

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