Kate McGillivray

Reporter

Kate McGillivray is a writer and newsreader in Toronto. She's worked for the CBC in Montreal, Sherbrooke and St. John's, and she always wants to hear your feedback and story ideas. Get in touch here: kate.mcgillivray@cbc.ca.

Latest from Kate McGillivray

Ontario gardeners bring in their 1st harvest of legal backyard cannabis

Along with planting bulbs and clearing out dying annuals, some Ontario gardeners now have a new fall tradition: harvesting their cannabis plants.

Giving thanks for saskatoon berry pie, the quintessential Prairie dessert

With its own Canada Post stamp, the dessert has ascended to the pantheon of Canadian sweets. We look at the history and lore around this iconic pie.

Facebook blocks ads for new tree-planting initiative at 2 Oakville car dealerships

The general manager of two car dealerships in Oakville, Ont., is struggling to promote a new environmental initiative on Facebook after the platform rejected his ads twice — for two different reasons.

Family friend of victim describes terror and grief in Mississauga shooting aftermath

Selma Alincy, a family friend of Jonathan Davis, describes the terrifying minutes after the 17-year-old was fatally shot in a Mississauga parkette on Saturday.

Brad Blair, ex-OPP officer, files $15M lawsuit and calls for public inquiry

With calls for a public inquiry and news of a $15-million lawsuit, a new chapter is unfolding in the feud between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and a man who served in the top ranks of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The massive redevelopment of Galleria Mall is poised to begin

The redevelopment of the Galleria Mall is on the verge of transforming the intersection of Dufferin and Dupont streets — but the mall itself won't completely close for several years.

Rallies and events held around Ontario to protest legal aid cuts

To draw attention to the loss of funding, legal clinics are setting up information booths, passing out coffee, and holding protests and marches.

Spike in carfentanil deaths prompts warning from Ontario's chief medical officer of health

Carfentanil, a fentanyl analogue that has spread across the country over the last three years, is being blamed for 142 deaths in Ontario in the first four months of 2019.

New St. Lawrence Market building will cost another $14M

The cost of a long-awaited redevelopment of St. Lawrence Market’s North Market Building is going up, taking the project’s total budget to $116.3 million.

Some GO fares are going down — but UP Express commuters won't reap the benefits

New GO fares will make it cheaper to ride short distances, but UP Express customers aren't being brought along for the ride.

Uxbridge council gives green light to controversial grain processing mill

After Monday's council meeting, the tiny hamlet of Goodwood, Ont. is one step closer to playing host to a new grain processing mill - despite the objections of some residents.

A road map for black parents navigating bias in the school system

Beginning in junior kindergarten, a new series of information sheets for parents lays out practical tips for black parents who are concerned about discrimination in their children's schools.

York Region parent files human rights complaint against school board over trustee byelection

Grant says the board is discriminating against her by holding a byelection instead of appointing her to the post now that the original winner of the seat has stepped down.

Comedians cheer as Just For Laughs decides radio channel will stay 100% Canadian

News that a channel called “Canada Laughs” was being retooled to incorporate performers from the U.S. and around the world sent ripples of anxiety through the Canadian comedy industry this past week.

Peterborough hopes 2nd time a charm for compost program funding

Peterborough is turning to the federal government after the province yanked funding to help build a compost facility - a move the mayor says is 'long overdue' for the small city.