Rachel Levy-McLaughlin

CBC News

Rachel Levy-McLaughlin is a multi-platform journalist. She has worked at CBC across Canada from Ottawa to Calgary to Whitehorse, Yukon. As a recipient of the Joan Donaldson News Scholarship in 2018, she worked at the Fifth Estate, and Calgary and Toronto local news. When she's not chasing the story, Rachel will most likely be found surrounded by plants.

Latest from Rachel Levy-McLaughlin

How walking among graves changed a young Torontonian's view of the World Wars

Caroline Tolton, a history buff and high school student in North York, spent the last two weeks learning the personal side of the First and Second World Wars with 15 other students with the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize provided by the Vimy Foundation.

Case challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today

Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, a former truck driver, is challenging the Ontario government on a policy his lawyer says is discriminatory against refugees. In order to bypass the wait time in between licences, drivers must provide documents from their home country — a nearly impossible task for refugees.

118 kg of garbage in 3 hours: How residents are cleaning up the Humber Bay Park pond

The community group, Friends of Humber Bay Park, cleaned up 260 pounds of garbage from their local stormwater pond on Saturday.

Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont.

Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved the answer.

This 8-year-old from Toronto is headed to one of the world's top kung fu competitions

The Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute has brought together 14 athletes into Shaolin Team Canada, to compete in the international Shaolin kung fu competition in China in October.

GTA company makes candy spoons and cups to curb plastic waste

Candy Cutlery, a company founded by two 20-year-olds from the GTA, started selling hard candy spoons and small cups to ice cream stores across Ontario in hopes of mitigating waste from single-use plastic.

Daily Bread Food Bank brings Ontario produce to Toronto Community Housing residents

The Daily Bread Food Bank is launching a farmers' market-style program, where Ontario farmers donate excess produce to the residents of five Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods in Scarborough.

Ontario baby boomers are planning to downsize or move out of big cities: survey

More than half of Ontario baby boomers consider big cities unaffordable for retirement, according to a new survey from Royal LePage. So they're considering moving out, or downsizing.

CNE unveiling new attractions to find an 'evolving and changing audience'

The CNE polled 2,500 people to see what they wanted out of the Exhibition, and have brought out several new attractions in response to those comments.
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Donate $1,000 to a food bank and this guy will ride the GO train as a radish

Josh Neubauer is chair of the board for the North York Harvest Food Bank, and for every $1,000 he raises, he commutes one day — from Hamilton to Toronto and back —dressed in a radish costume made by his mother-in-law.

Toronto's cluttered sidewalks 'dangerous' for visually impaired residents

Christine Malec, who is blind and uses a white cane to navigate Toronto, wants residents to stop blocking city sidewalks, saying it’s dangerous for people who are visually impaired.

TTC users will hear the voice of comedian Seth Rogen — starting today

The TTC announced today that Canadian comedian Seth Rogen will appear as a guest voice on some of Toronto's public transit.

Smile, you're probably on facial recognition software

Facial recognition software is being used anywhere from border crossings, to cellphones and laptops, even in shopping malls, and while some experts aren't terribly worried about it, others think it could be a violation of Canadians' civil liberties.

Need to report a problem parking your bike? There's an app for that

The city of Toronto partnered with Civic Tech Toronto to create the app BikeSpace TO, that takes reports of bike parking issues and creates a map so the city and businesses can see where to fix problems with bike parking.

Students, staff come together at Malvern Collegiate to honour Reese Fallon

Students, graduates and teachers at Malvern Collegiate Institute gathered Tuesday to support each other and mourn the loss of Reese Fallon, who was killed in the Danforth shooting on Sunday.

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