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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Loved ones say 'hugging and screaming' followed historic Canadian women's softball win

The Canadain women's softball team defeated Mexico 302 to capture a history-making bronze Olympic medal on Tuesday. CBC Toronto caught up with the family of a player whose celebration ended in hugging and screaming after the team's win.

'A special moment': Family celebrates Olympic win of Whitby judo star Jessica Klimkait

Jessica Klimkait has been learning judo since she was four years old. On Monday, she became a podium winner in the sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. CBC Toronto spoke to her father about her journey — and his reaction to her win.

Family of girl found dead with father in Milton files lawsuit against child protection service

The family of a young girl found dead in a Milton conservation area last year has filed a lawsuit against a child protection agency, alleging its case workers knew the girl's father was a threat and that they could have prevented her death. 

Toronto's executive committee unanimously supports renaming Dundas Street

Toronto's Dundas Street is one step closer to being renamed. The city's executive committee voted unanimously in favour of a report put forward by Mayor John Tory and city staff to change the name of the street and other civic assets that bear the Dundas name on Tuesday. 

Man charged with first-degree murder for death of Toronto officer struck by vehicle

Toronto police have charged a 31-year-old man with first-degree murder for the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup on Friday. 

Black man testifies at trial of Toronto police detective accused of choking him during 2019 arrest

A man who was allegedly assaulted by Toronto police officers on a TTC bus in 2019 told an Ontario court his version of what happened today. 

Ceasefire brings relief, anxiety to Canadians with family in Gaza and Israel

While a ceasefire reached Friday morning between Israel and Hamas has brought relief to many, anxiety still looms for Canadians with family in Israel and Gaza over the persisting conflict.

GTA residents scramble to find COVID-19 vaccines at pop-up clinics

A unique sort of scavenger hunt cropped up across the Greater Toronto Area this weekend: the search for COVID-19 vaccines. 

Here's what some Ontario theatre companies have planned for summer 2021

As more Ontarians get vaccinated, live performance companies are planning their returns to the stage, but questions remain around when the province's theatre scene will make a full return to normal. 

These South Asians in Toronto are helping with India's COVID-19 crisis — while managing their grief from afar

As India grapples with a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases, many South Asians in the Toronto area are rallying together to help.