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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She was in China, he was in Canada. This couple reunited after being separated for 9 months due to COVID-19

Kiera and Kevin Norris were separated for nine months due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. They reunited for the first time on Canadian soil on Sunday.

Why some parents of kids with disabilities are making the 'heart-breaking' choice of at-home learning

Parents of kids with disabilities say they have been forced to make a difficult decision when it comes to back-to-school, with some saying many questions remain about the province's COVID-19 protocols for their children. 

Worried about not having enough back-to-school PPE? A group of Toronto teachers is trying to help

A group of Toronto teachers launched an initiative where new masks are collected through donations and distributed to schools, community organizations or directly to families in need. 

Worries grow following 'dramatic' drop in monarch butterfly population

Flight of the Monarch Day was held in Toronto Saturday, as well as various other locations across Canada, in an effort to raise awareness around declining monarch butterfly populations and ways to help the fluttering insects.

Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin to step down amid inquiry into alleged misconduct

Durham Regional Police Chief Paul Martin announced his resignation Thursday afternoon, more than a year after the announcement of a corruption investigation into alleged "serious misconduct" on the force, possibly including the chief himself.

Caribbean community members hold rally, demanding anti-racism education within police, schools, workplaces

Protesters marched through downtown Toronto streets on Saturday, calling for enhanced racism education within police forces and workplaces, organizations and schools. 

Regent Park community speaks out against racism after noose found at 3rd Toronto construction site

Community members gathered in Regent Park on Sunday evening to protest against anti-Black racism after a noose was discovered at a construction site in the area earlier this week. 

Hundreds gather for rally outside Peel police headquarters, demanding 'justice' for Ejaz Choudry

Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered for a rally outside Peel police headquarters on Saturday afternoon, demanding "justice" for Ejaz Choudry, who was killed by police officers one week ago. 
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It was a school year for the history books. Here's how students will remember it

Ontario schools marked the last day of classes on Friday with much quieter — and distanced — celebrations, drawing a close to what has been a school year for the history books. Here's how some students are reflecting on the year.

Another noose found hanging from Toronto construction site, police investigating as a hate crime

Police are investigating after another noose was found hanging from a Toronto construction site on Thursday — just weeks after construction workers discovered two nooses on a site in East York.   

Hundreds gather for vigil in honour of mother, 3 children killed in Brampton crash

Two vigils took place on Sunday evening in honour of a mother and her three children killed in a tragic crash in Brampton last week. 

Storyboot workshop teaches moccasin-making, promoting 'reconciliation stitch by stitch'

For thousands of years, Indigenous people have worn mukluks and moccasins and now a downtown Toronto workshop aims to keep the tradition of creating the footwear alive for future generations.
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Halton officer suspended following online video of incident involving youth: police

Halton police has suspended one of its officers in connection with a video circulating online Saturday that appears to show an officer pushing and hitting a youth. 
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Mother, daughter finally meet face-to-face at care home as province eases COVID-19 restrictions

CBC Toronto spoke to a women who was able to see her 83-year-old mother for the first time in-person since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the province relaxed visiting restrictions at long-term care and retirement homes.

Toronto man undertakes 46-day cycling, running challenge to honour George Floyd's 46 years of life

While George Floyd's death has sparked protests and demonstrations worldwide, one Toronto man has taken to city streets in a slightly different way for his part in a growing anti-Black racism movement. 

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