Emma Paling


Emma Paling is a senior writer with CBC News in Toronto. She edits stories for CBC's world news section and writes articles about climate change, health and general news. Emma previously worked as a reporter at HuffPost Canada, where she covered Ontario politics. Reach her at emma.paling@cbc.ca.

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CTV exec goes on leave after Lisa LaFlamme controversy

Michael Melling, the vice-president of the news division at CTV's parent company Bell Media, "decided to take leave from his current role effective immediately to spend time with his family," according to an internal memo sent Friday and obtained by CBC News.

Federal government moves to fix airport delays that are cramping tourism's comeback

The federal government is rolling out new measures it says will address delays at airports that have caused some travellers to wait on planes for hours after their arrival or miss their flights altogether.

Are vaccinated people getting hospitalized with Omicron? Your COVID-19 questions answered

Another surge of COVID-19 infections is gripping hospitals, and many Canadians have questions. Are fully vaccinated people getting hospitalized with Omicron? When will restrictions be lifted? We spoke to doctors and epidemiologists to get answers.

Omicron's prevalence should shake off COVID-19's lingering stigma, experts say

The transmissibility of Omicron means that it can pass very easily — even to people who are vaccinated and have been trying to limit their contacts, say experts as they warn against blaming those who test positive.

Canadians with Afghan spouses plead for expedited visas after Taliban takeover

Canadians who are trying to sponsor their Afghan spouses to come to Canada say the process should be expedited now that the Taliban has taken over the country. But some say they’re getting little to no help from their MPs or from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Climate risk scores could reshape Canadian real estate markets, some experts say

If the house you’re about to buy is going to be under water in 30 years, should that be disclosed during the sale?

Pandemic-era patios still too often inaccessible, disability advocates say

More than 16 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians with disabilities say bar and restaurant patios that have been expanded onto streets and sidewalks to create more outdoor seating are often inaccessible to them.

Blood flow restriction training finds fans at the Olympics, but it comes with risks

A newly popular and physically uncomfortable training technique being used by some competitors at the Olympics has experts torn on its benefits and risks.

Students stressed and anxious as universities deny residence spots due to COVID-19

Some Canadian universities are turning down residence applications by the hundreds this year, and the rejected students — who were hoping for an on-campus experience after the COVID-19 pandemic ate their final years of high school — say it’s a major disappointment.

'It's not if, but when': B.C. fires expose Canada's lack of emergency preparedness, experts say

The fire that destroyed most of a B.C. village has renewed calls to bolster Canada's ability to respond to emergencies fuelled by climate change.