Kate McGillivray


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 drive-in theatre owners feel 'overlooked' as they wait for nod to reopen amid COVID-19

Drive-in movie theatre operators in other provinces are calling 2020 “the year of the drive-in” — but in Ontario, the screens remain dark. 

As bike shops report booming sales, advocates push for a post-pandemic future on 2 wheels

With fewer cars on the road and a new reluctance to brave heavy crowding on transit, advocates are hoping the pandemic marks a new beginning for cycling in the city.

Justice Romain Pitt, a pioneer in the Canadian legal world, dies at 84

Born in Grenada and arriving in Toronto at the age of 19, Romain Pitt went on to co-found the first partnership of black lawyers in Canada and serve as a founding director of Caribana. 

Ontario environmental groups set ambitious goals for 2020

In Ontario, the to-do list of environmental groups trying to tackle the rising climate crisis on a local and regional scale is long.

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.