Stephanie Matteis

Stephanie Matteis is a senior reporter with CBC News, filing stories for television, radio & online. She's a pathological truthteller and storytelling junkie whose work appears on CBC Toronto, The National and Marketplace. Contact Stephanie: and @CBCsteph on Twitter.

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Supermarkets limit product quantities all the time. Why didn't they do so at start of pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Canadians across the country stocking up on supplies in anticipation of weeks of social isolation. But companies' public assurances that their suppliers won't run out of product aren't doing much to make essential items consistently available.

How GTA health centres are trying to protect moms, newborns from COVID-19

Mount Sinai, the Toronto Birth Centre, the William Osler Health System and Michael Garron Hospital have put in strict new measures in delivery units to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

2 phones, 1 number: How a telecommunications mix-up affected strangers' lives

A man and a woman who don't know each other say their privacy has been breached after a mix-up at a telecommunications company left them with the same phone number.

Long-term cannabis use might cause higher anxiety, stress in youths, study suggests

Long-term cannabis use could be elevating stress and anxiety levels in young adults, according to a new study by Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health published Wednesday in the psychiatric journal JAMA.

$50K Toronto police reward for tips on three-year-old homicide set to expire

With the three-year anniversary of Kiesingar Gunn's homicide approaching on September 11, Toronto Police are short on leads and the $50,000 reward for tips will soon expire.

'We are extremely worried': Lockdown concerns Kashmiri-Canadians in Toronto

After an Indian government makes legislative change revoking constitutional status and resulting in a telecommunication shutdown, Kashmiri Canadians are expressing concern for loved ones in the Himalayan territory.

New Heritage Minute tells story of LGBT couple's fight for legal recognition

Historica Canada and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity will unveil the first Heritage Minute about the struggle for LGBT rights, at the Glad Day bookstore this evening.

Closure of Buttonville Airport tower could impact safety, pilots say

The decision to close the control tower at Markham's Buttonville Airport this summer has some pilots worried about safety.

Can new vehicle technology prevent attacks like the one in Toronto? The experts aren't so sure

The van attack that killed 10 people in north Toronto has some observers asking if there's a high-tech way to prevent similar assaults. But experts say it won't be enough to stop anyone from using vehicles as weapons.

Canada 'failed' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say

The alleged murder of a Sri Lankan refugee claimant has several migrant worker groups calling on the federal government to make what they say are long overdue changes to Canada's immigration laws.

Ontario safety authority only started tracking residential inspections in January

A man who lives close to the site of the Sunrise propane explosions in 2008 is concerned the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is not keeping proper records of safety inspections.

'This is ridiculous': Homeowners wonder how 'silent leak' cost them $4K on their water bill

An exorbitant water bill and a 'silent leak' leave a Toronto family stuck without options after the city says they don't qualify for relief programs. And there are thousands of people like them every year, the city said.

Canadians continue to be fooled by website that mimics government agency

A former employee of Passport Online and Pardons and Waivers of Canada tells CBC News the companies train workers to get as much money as possible from Canadians who could get the same services from the government for free.

Meals on Wheels facing 'a critical shortage' of volunteers with need poised to increase

Volunteer Toronto, which links non-profit groups and volunteers, says Meals on Wheels in Toronto is facing a "critical shortage" of volunteers for the food service program.

Tighten gun laws to get firearms off the streets, Mayor John Tory tells Ottawa summit

Mayor John Tory was in Ottawa Wednesday to discuss guns and gangs at a national summit as concerns grow over gun-related incidents and gang involvement in Canada.