Amara McLaughlin

Producer, CBC News

Amara McLaughlin is a social producer with CBC News, CBC Marketplace and The Fifth Estate in Toronto.

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Toronto man who yelled racist insults at Muslim family now charged with assault, threatening death

A man, caught on video hurling racist insults at a Muslim family along the city's waterfront earlier this week, has been charged with assault and threatening death following a Toronto police investigation.

Raptors Toronto victory parade marred by organizational problems

Despite what city officials say was "intense" planning, the Toronto Raptors victory parade saw hours of delays amid euphoric chaos. Many people were left stranded without water or sufficient bathroom facilities in the midday heat.

Doug Ford won't march in Toronto Pride parade over exclusion of uniformed police officers

Premier Doug Ford said Monday he will not march in Toronto's Pride parade this month because police are barred from participating while wearing their uniform.

TTC marks environmental milestone as 1st electric bus enters service

The TTC's first battery-powered, zero-emissions bus hit Toronto streets on Monday morning.

End of Beer Store deal has 'huge economic upside' for Ontario craft brewers, alcohol adviser says

The Progressive Conservatives' proposed termination of The Beer Store deal has a "huge economic upside" for Ontario's craft brewers, says the province's top adviser on alcohol. 

Pickering man who killed pregnant wife handed life sentence, to serve at least 17 years

A Pickering man convicted in the 2017 killing of his pregnant wife has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years.

Ford government to review Ontario's cycling policy amid surge in e-bikes, scooters

The Progressive Conservative government plans to review the rules of the road for cyclists and a host of electronic vehicles in Ontario, but the transportation minister says he "doesn't see a reason" to re-instate bicycle licences. 

Drone footage shows extent of flooding in Ontario cottage country as further rain looms

Officials are warning communities in Ontario's cottage country that more devastating flooding could be on the way Wednesday as thousands of residents are "fighting a pretty tough battle" to save their homes.

Flooding in Ontario cottage country 'not near the end' as more rain on the way

Record-high floodwaters in Ontario's cottage country are starting to subside, but officials say they are still on alert because more rain is expected to soak the region later this week.  

Water levels set to peak in Bracebridge, Ont., amid flooding emergency

The mayor of a small Muskoka town warned Friday that rising water levels in a river that edges through the community are set to peak, threatening to flood several properties and force more residents from their homes. 

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