Ieva Lucs

Web and radio reporter

Ieva Lucs is a web and radio reporter for CBC Toronto. She is drawn to offbeat and untold stories. Email: ieva.lucs@cbc.ca

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Stratford's new rainbow pride crosswalk vandalized by 'hate-motivated' graffiti: police

Officers with the Stratford Police Service were called to the city's new rainbow crosswalk by city workers around 1:30 a.m. on Friday for reports household paint had been dumped across the crosswalk and dark spray paint had been used as well.

Consumer fireworks sales for July 1 rise amid pandemic, calls for reflection on residential schools

The lack of city-sanctioned, professional fireworks displays in Canada this July 1, due to the pandemic and urgings to use Canada Day to reflect on the tragic findings at former residential schools, is driving up the sales of consumer fireworks, according to industry experts.

Demand for bikes is rising in Toronto amid COVID-19 but supply is scarce, cycling shops warn

Last year, bike shops around the city reported booming sales. Most shops say bicycles are in still short supply with an even greater demand this year. Added to that is a major slow-down in manufacturing in the U.S. and Asia because of COVID-19 safety protocols in workplaces.

Long Branch community rallies as construction threatens to destroy 160-year-old tree

A community group in Toronto’s Long Branch neighbourhood is ramping up its fight to save an old, yet healthy tree that has become a landmark in the area. 

Toronto's photo radar cameras are catching thousands of speeders, so why doesn't the city add more?

The city began installing photo radar cameras last December in community safety zones near schools. They've already caught thousands of speeders, so road safety advocates wonder why the city doesn't have any immediate plans to deploy more.

The Works supervised injection site reopens with physical distancing measures in place

Toronto Public Health says its supervised injection site at The Works has reopened on Saturday through appointments only after it was temporarily shut down in mid-March amid concerns about a lack of physical distancing at the site. 

Wireless repair shop seemingly goes under overnight, leaves this man with no cellphone

One Toronto man is looking for answers - and his cellphone - after several Fixt Wireless repair stores seemingly went out of business overnight.

How a Toronto company is making self-driving technology a reality on our roads

X-Matik creates kits, called LaneCruise, that can turn any car made in the last 20 years into a semi-automated vehicle. 

Toronto's photo radar cameras having trouble reading new Ontario licence plates

A city spokesperson said they could not provide a “conclusive evaluation” because the photo radar cameras have only seen a small number of the new plates, but so far the smaller font size of the jurisdiction name has some “visibility challenges,” especially at night.

How to give an environmentally friendly afterlife to your Valentine's Day bouquet

A Valentine’s Day bouquet can be a very costly choice when it comes to the environment, says Kalynn Crump, founder of ReBLOOM. Her company will pick up flowers, deliver them to a local women’s shelter, hospice or seniors’ home, then compost them later.

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