Sabrina Jonas

Sabrina Jonas is a Toronto-based journalist with a particular interest in social justice issues and human interest stories. Born and raised in Montreal, Sabrina moved to Toronto where she graduated from Ryerson's School of Journalism. Drop her an email at sabrina.jonas@cbc.ca

Latest from Sabrina Jonas

Toronto taxi company considers pumping the brakes on service in some COVID-19 hotspots

A Toronto taxi company is considering withdrawing services to some high-risk areas for COVID-19 in an effort to protect its drivers. 

7 arrested at Mississauga demonstration in response to SIU clearing police in killing of Ejaz Choudry

Seven people were arrested at a demonstration on Saturday in response to Ontario's police watchdog's ruling to not lay criminal charges against the officer who shot and killed Ejaz Choudry, a 62-year-old man with schizophrenia, last summer.

Risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 small, experts say, but safety measures must be followed

With COVID-19 cases surging amid the third wave of the pandemic, experts say the risk of contracting COVID-19 outdoors can be mitigated to negligible amounts by following public health measures.

'A new pandemic': Experts urge province to vaccinate essential workers as hospitals reach capacity

As the third wave of the pandemic worsens, with COVID-19 cases soaring and critical care admissions reaching record highs, some health experts are calling on the province to quicken and pivot their vaccine distribution to combat unsustainable pressure hospitals and health centres are facing.

Tenants of Toronto apartment given 24 hours to permanently vacate after high levels of carbon monoxide found

Residents of a west-end apartment building, who were recently told their units above an auto repair shop were built illegally, are being left in the cold after they were ordered to vacate their units within 24 hours on Thursday evening after lethal levels of carbon monoxide were detected in their building. 

Beauty industry 'decimated' by COVID-19 calls on province to let it reopen

A group representing approximately 10,000 beauty and personal care businesses is calling on the provincial government to reopen their "decimated" industry. 

South Etobicoke area couple shocked to find what appeared to be gravestone in their backyard

A south Etobicoke area couple were shocked to find what appeared to be a grave marker in their backyard. The plaque turned out to be a memorial for a World War l veteran who died in 1967.

Racialized Canadians 3 times more likely to experience online hate, survey says

A new social media campaign launched Sunday brings to light the pervasive problem of online hate and calls for accountability from tech companies and the federal government.

'They're petri dishes for COVID-19': Advocates call for decarceration, vaccination of inmates

One year since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in an Ontario jail, a new report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) shows issues like overcrowding persist, and the spread of variants of concern mean outbreaks are only getting worse. 

Toronto communities hardest-hit by pandemic sound alarm about inequitable distribution of vaccines

As some pharmacies begin offering the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine to residents aged 60 years and older, communities hardest-hit by the pandemic are sounding the alarm about the inequitable distribution of vaccines in vulnerable areas of Toronto. 

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