Ieva Lucs

Web and radio reporter

Ieva Lucs is a web and radio reporter for CBC Toronto. She is drawn to offbeat and untold stories. Email:

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Want courtside seats to see Raptors in NBA Finals? It'll cost you $120K

The Raptors could make franchise history with a Game 5 win against the Golden State Warriors in Toronto on Monday. But if you want to be one of the lucky ones witnessing the moment inside the Scotiabank Arena, you will have to shell out thousands of dollars to do it.

Farmers, grocers fear the worst as province launches review of Ontario Food Terminal

These days, the normally cheerful community within the Ontario Food Terminal is clouded by an air of uncertainty, because the facility is currently under review by the Ford government.

'It goes way overboard': Ford calls OPP on protesters who brought guillotine to Queen's Park

The OPP has been informed about a group of protesters who brought a fake guillotine to Queen’s Park on Wednesday, the premier's office said.

What Toronto can learn from Alberta when it comes to rats

Alberta has held the title of being pretty much rat-free since the 1950s because of an aggressive program, but Toronto's mayor is unsure that's the best way to spend city money to get rid of an increasing rat problem.

'Torontonians will die': City calls on province to end public health cuts amid debate over financial impact

Dr. Eileen de Villa says changes to the cost-sharing between the city and province have left her at a loss for words.

Alberta group stranded in Toronto without luggage due to Boeing 737 Max 8 groundings

Six Albertans who've been working in Ethiopia say they’re frustrated after being stranded in chilly Toronto for three days without winter clothes. They're waiting for a flight home due to a backlog caused by the worldwide grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

How Prince the pup was rescued with a lot of help from strangers on social media

Katie Pirie had left her dog Prince outside a store on Monday when he was stolen. Social media helped her track down the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix all across Toronto.

This family was taken in by 'angel' flight attendant — 35 years later, they want to thank her

Catherine Pan believes one of the reasons she’s alive is because of the flight attendant who helped her mother after she mistakenly stepped off the plane in the wrong city: Toronto.

Toronto's vehicle-for-hire bylaw under review in wake of 'astronomical' growth of Uber, Lyft

Over the next two weeks, Toronto is holding a number of public consultations aimed at reviewing regulations around vehicle-for-hire services including private transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.

Mayoral incumbent Linda Jeffrey touts Brampton as 'young, diverse and well-educated'

While out on the campaign trail, Brampton mayoral incumbent Linda Jeffrey talks about the new joint Ryerson and Sheridan campus coming to her city, plus hometown hero Director X and rival Patrick Brown.

Oshawa's move to clear out tent city leaves homeless out in the cold, advocate says

An advocate for the homeless is critical of the city of Oshawa after it moved to clear out a tent city in a downtown park.

Tory vows to 'root out thugs,' but activist says he's pandering to a city in fear

Mayor John Tory says he expects the Toronto police to "do everything possible to root out the thugs" behind a rash of gun violence in the city on the weekend and the city will provide "any resources" that the police need.

Questions swirl around Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg's death

Jahvante Smart, one of the two men killed in what police are calling a “brazen” daylight shooting in downtown Toronto, was well known as the rapper Smoke Dawg, and some experts are connecting his death to his prominence in the city’s hip hop scene.

2-day shoot for Drake's 'I'm Upset' video was an 'epic reunion' for Degrassi cast

For anyone wishing for a Degrassi: The Next Generation reunion, Drake has made your dreams come true.

Police sweep aims to stomp out gun violence and give Toronto a 'peaceful summer'

Toronto police say they found a loaded sawed-off shotgun, two rifles with scopes and dozens of boxes of ammunition in one Regent Park home. And that was just day one of a new weapons crackdown.