Lorenda Reddekopp

Reporter, CBC Toronto

Lorenda Reddekopp is a news reporter for CBC Toronto.

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Toronto has had 11 encampment fires since Friday but officials say serial arsonist not at work

There have been 11 encampment fires in Toronto since Friday but fire officials say they believe they are not the work of a serial arsonist.

Residents at Milton retirement home now have until the weekend to vacate for emergency roof repairs

A retirement home in Milton, Ont., has extended the deadline for 23 residents to vacate until this weekend — after the grandchildren of one of the residents told CBC News they were given just three days notice to move out so the company can do roof repairs.

Another casualty of COVID-19: LGBTQ bar The Beaver closes for good on Queen Street West

The west-end dive bar The Beaver, known for drag shows, trivia nights and karaoke, won't reopen after initially closing due to COVID-19 in March.

Some college students back in class Monday to complete studies interrupted by pandemic

A number of Ontario colleges and universities are participating in a provincial summer pilot project for students considered "academically stranded," with a small amount of extra classroom time or hands-on training required to graduate.

Teachers hail 'historic' move to bring more racial diversity to OSSTF leadership in Peel

High school teachers in Peel are hailing "historic" changes aimed at fighting racism in their local union district and at the Peel District School Board. Members of OSSTF District 19 voted overwhelmingly to make the changes at a virtual meeting last week.

Ontario summer camp operators worried COVID-19 could shut down their businesses

Thousands of parents and children, as well as camp operators and staffers are unsure what the regulations will be and if camps will even be a possibility this year, but owners are looking at options that could save their businesses.

'We just want to be with him': How COVID-19 restrictions keep families from dying loved ones

Julia Nardi and her family are saying goodbye to her father Sam, who's in palliative care. Visitor restrictions at hospitals are making an already difficult process even worse.

Oshawa, Ont. long-term care home tries to contain COVID-19 outbreak after resident dies

An Oshawa long-term care home is fighting an outbreak of COVID-19 that has claimed the life of one resident and sent 28 others into isolation, according to Durham Region health officials.

How a problem-solving dad created bathing suit bottoms for transgender girls

Jamie Alexander launched a swimwear line specifically for transgender girls to try to protect his daughter from potential negative reactions at the beach or pool.

Western Union stops all money transfers from Canada to Cuba

Cuban Canadians are lamenting losing the cheapest option for sending money to friends and family after Western Union halted transfers to Cuba from everywhere outside the United States.