Kari Vierimaa

Producer, CBC News Network

Kari Vierimaa is a producer with CBC News Network. He has spent much of the last decade working in Toronto. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, he's interested in politics, crime and education. Story idea? Email him at kari.vierimaa@cbc.ca

Latest from Kari Vierimaa

Indigenous leaders pushing governments to settle after landmark ruling

Leaders from Robinson-Huron treaty now calling on provincial and federal governments to negotiate settlements rather than ongoing litigation which could take at least a decade.

Giroux 'optimistic' about 2019 after year of cuts at Health Sciences North

Dominic Giroux, CEO of Health Sciences North understands it has been a difficult year for Sudbury’s one site hospital. An 11-million dollar deficit left behind forced him to make cuts at all ranks of the organization. He's confident 2019 will be a better year.

'It's not sustainable': Hospitals in northeastern Ontario at or over capacity

Data compiled by CBC News shows the four major hospitals in the region regularly at or over capacity in a stretch between April and November 2018.

City admits Downtown Sudbury parking app won't be ready by end of 2018

CBC Sudbury has learned plans for an app to pay for metered parking in downtown Sudbury has been delayed after initially being promised to be operational by the end of 2018.

Ford government move to bail on binding arbitration with doctors 'affront to the law,' OMA says

The Ford has pulled out of binding arbitration with the association representing the province's physicians, according to documents obtained by CBC Toronto, citing a "lack of confidence" in the Ontario Medical Association.

Despite delays, Union Station construction marks another milestone as new food hall opens

Commuters heading through Union Station will get a new experience on Monday when the food hall in the York Concourse officials opens.

Is Toronto ready to handle cannabis legalization? Why it's a 'murky situation'

With cannabis set to become legal on Wednesday, it's still hazy how different city departments will regulate smoking on the streets of Toronto.

Housing affordability top of mind for GTA voters, poll says

The fact that housing affordability is a hot-button issue in the Greater Toronto Area is being highlighted once again by a new opinion poll and policy paper published Wednesday.

Trudeau says he won't intervene in battle over size of Toronto city council

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he won't get involved in the fight over Toronto city council.