Linda Ward

CBC Toronto reporter

Linda Ward is CBC Radio's dogged early morning multi-media reporter. Armed with an iPhone and a bit of ingenuity, she brings the latest news from overnight to the city. Linda is a mother to two beautiful young girls, a perpetual volunteer, and an adrenaline junkie. She first came to Toronto in 1987 from Dublin, Ireland.

Latest from Linda Ward

Mississauga, Brampton aiming to boost voter turnout in 2018 election

Mississauga opens its advance polls on Friday, with the goal of driving up voter turnout in a fast-growing city where just over one-in-three had their say in the last election.

Toronto Island family 'in a happy place' after getting bike rental business back

The Rao family had lost the contract to run Toronto Island Bicycle Rental, but now they have been told they can keep their shop open after the successful bidder backed out of the contract

9 people tested positive for a drug in Toronto police roadside drug testing pilot project

Toronto police have released the first findings from the roadside drug test pilot project. The project, run from December to March, found 9 out of 205 people who volunteered for the tests had various drugs in their system.

When marijuana becomes legal, what does that mean for Toronto?

The city will be urging the province to put controls in place and consider an LCBO-style mechanism for selling pot.

John Tory to tear down 'Hot Wheels ramp' at York-Bay-Yonge

As cars drained off the Gardiner Expressway at York Street, Mayor John Tory stood in the small circular park that sits amid the looping off-ramp and announced its imminent closure.

With residents in fear, TCH to review security at troubled 200 Wellesley Street

Toronto Community Housing is reviewing third party security and surveying the residents of 200 Wellesley Street East Residents have concerns about security at the building, despite improvements made by the public housing landlord.

Toronto veteran, 97, awarded France's highest honour

The French government has awarded 97-year-old Kim Morgan the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration bestowed in France, for her service during World War II. Morgan served as a driver, eventually landing in Normandy.

Toronto family risks losing caregiver in immigration battle

The caregiver for an elderly North York woman faces deportation after a long immigration process. The family says due to the woman's unique medical and cultural needs, they can't find anyone else in Canada to care for her.

Safe Walk program helps Mornelle kids get to school

A woman has started a program to walk children from a once violence-plagued community in East Scarborough to school every day.

Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend

The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to Highway 427 starting at 11 p.m. on Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning for fall maintenance.