Ania Bessonov

Ania Bessonov is a journalist with CBC Toronto and Ask CBC News.

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Teachers, parent groups protest at Queen's Park for smaller elementary class sizes

Some parents, educators and health professionals have raised concerns about the province's decision to maintain pre-COVID-19 class sizes. They say many classes in high enrolment boards will be too big to ensure proper physical distancing among students and teachers.

Toronto explorer successfully kayaks the length of Lake Ontario in 20 days

Mario Rigby’s adventure took him from Hamilton to the Thousand Islands where he cleared more than 350 kilometres and averaged about 30 kilometres per day.

Family of Ontario man who died of COVID-19 in U.S. custody are angry with Canadian Embassy

The family of a man who died from COVID-19 while in U.S. custody is blaming the Canadian Embassy for not doing enough to bring him home.

Former senior OPP official calls police union decision to fly Thin Blue Line flag 'tone-deaf'

A darkened Canadian flag with a thin blue line hoisted at the Ontario Provincial Police Association building in Barrie, Ont. is drawing pointed criticism from Paul McKenna, a former senior OPP official.

Everything you need to know about masks and working out: Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

Do religious face coverings count as masks? Your COVID-19 questions answered

With more areas of the country making masks mandatory, we're hearing from some Canadians who want to know what qualifies as a mask and if other face coverings will do.

Do masks reduce your oxygen levels? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

How risky is my manicure? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network

Petition calling on UTM to mandate masks for staff, students currently working in university

A graduate student at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus has launched a petition calling on the school to take stronger measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Protesters gather at minister's office, demand more rights for migrant workers

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino's office at Lawrence Avenue and Bathurst Street on Saturday, calling on the federal government to give more rights for non-permanent residents in the country, including full immigration status. 

Is it safe to play hockey? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca, and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network

Is it safe to play cards with friends? Your COVID-19 questions answered

As more regions of the country reopen and Canadians get the green light for different social gatherings, we're hearing from seniors who want to know what activities they're allowed to partake in, including their regular bridge groups. We're answering that and other audience questions about COVID-19.

My guest needs to self-isolate. Do I as well? Your COVID-19 questions answered

Stores and services are reopening across the country, but all travellers arriving in Canada — or between some provinces — are still required to self-isolate for 14-days. If you have a visitor coming to stay, do you have to isolate with them. We're answering that and other audience questions about COVID-19.

Will my hot flash set off a temperature check? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

Should I worry whom I let into my social bubble? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send yours to COVID@cbc.ca and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection of answers every weekday online, and also put some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.

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