Julia Knope

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Julia Knope is a digital reporter for CBC News Toronto. Have a news tip? Contact her at julia.knope@cbc.ca.

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Toronto woman says Walmart employees racially profiled her family, accused teen daughter of stealing

A Black woman says she and her daughters were racially profiled after a Walmart employee accused them of stealing an item they were in the process of paying for. Walmart Canada says "respect is a core value" in its stores and the company is looking into the incident.

SanRemo Bakery founder Natale Bozzo dies after contracting COVID-19, family says

Natale Bozzo, founder SanRemo Bakery, has died at the age of 75 after contracting COVID-19, his family said on Thursday. 

These Torontonians thought they escaped winter by moving to Texas. Then came a deadly storm

Deryck Halstead is one of many Torontonians who thought they left behind cold temperatures when they moved to Texas. Now, they are dealing with a deadly blast of winter weather that crippled the state this week.

'How precious they were': Remembering Toronto's Iran plane crash victims one year later

University students, professionals and parents with young children from across the Greater Toronto Area were among the 176 victims of an ill-fated Ukrainian airliner downed in Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020. These are their stories.

Approach new COVID-19 variant with vigilance and 'skepticism' until we learn more, Toronto doctor urges

"I think it's fair to be careful, I think it's fair to take it seriously — I think it's also fair to approach it with some skepticism as well," says an infectious disease specialist.

Residents lacking sufficient medication, water at nursing home battling severe COVID-19 outbreak, doctors warn

Physicians are raising the alarm over a Scarborough nursing home, claiming residents aren't receiving enough water and medication due to a lack of staff amid alarming cases of COVID-19. 

Toronto reports 628 new COVID-19 cases as provincewide lockdown looms closer

Toronto officials reported 628 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, just days before Ontario is set to move into a lockdown for 28 days. 

Toronto reports record 850 COVID-19 cases, city officials consider enhanced restrictions

Toronto saw a single-day record of new cases on Wednesday, as city officials say they are considering enhanced lockdown measures to curb "alarming" numbers ahead of the holidays. 

Pilot project pairs unhoused people with members of faith communities in Oshawa's bid to tackle homelessness

Oshawa has taken an innovative approach to tackling homelessmess by pairing members of faith communities with those experiencing homelessness, modelled after a nation-wide program that helped welcome Syrian refugees to the country five years ago.

Richmond Hill councillor charged with fraud after more than $20K paid to spouse

A Richmond Hill councillor has been charged with fraud after an investigation revealed that she hired a new employee and arranged for them to give a portion of their pay to her spouse, York Regonal Police allege.