Rebecca Zandbergen

Host, London Morning

Rebecca Zandbergen is from Ottawa and has worked for CBC Radio across the country for more than 15 years, including stops in Iqaluit, Halifax, Windsor and Kelowna.

Latest from Rebecca Zandbergen

This man is finally getting his own place after months on the street

Reinhart Gauss has been living on the street and in shelters for a year and a half. Last week, he learned he was getting his own apartment through a city-funded program that places homeless individuals in affordable housing.

Vacant buildings: If we don't act, 'We're basically continuing to kill our downtown'

Ward 13 Coun. Arielle Kayabaga says it's a property owner's duty to keep a heritage building heated, plumbed and in good standing. She's hoping city staff come up with new policies to ensure owners of vacant buildings follow the rules.

5 ways this doctor says prescribing opioids to drugs users can help

There's a movement in this country to offer drug users hospital-grade opioids and London's Dr. Andrea Sereda is leading the charge. She's been prescribing opioids to some of her patients at the Intercommunity Health Clinic for nearly four years.

How London plans to find a place to live for some of its most vulnerable people

The city of London is opening up a week-long clinic for homeless people at Silverwoods Park Arena in the Trafalgar Street and Egerton Street area starting Monday. City staff will identify people who need housing and when they can, place people in units and subsidize their rent.

This dad votes Conservative. His daughter votes NDP. Here's how they find mutual respect

Hugh Cooper, a 51-year-old quarry operator, votes Conservative. His daughter Carrie is a 23-year-old vegan, activist and barista who votes NDP. They joined London Morning to talk about how they'll navigate Thanksgiving dinner ahead of the federal election.

Dispelling the myths of Down Syndrome and embracing the joy of Emma

Melissa McLean has made it a mission to share her daughter Emma's journey publicly to dispel myths about Down Syndrome and to encourage inclusivity. Melissa and Emma recently sat down with London Morning show host Rebecca Zandbergen.

Oneida hoop dancer honoured with Rising Star award

London's Atlohsa Family Healing Services is honouring River Christie-White of Oneida Nation of the Thames with one of eight annual peace awards.

Ontario needs more data before further regulating vaping, says health minister

An Ontario teenager was put on life-support after using a vaping device in what public health officials say is the first reported case of respiratory illness linked to the practice in Canada. Health Minister Christine Elliott has now ordered hospitals and doctors to report all cases of pulminary disease and illness to the ministry.

London Police ticket cyclists on first day of blitz

Among other things, cyclists received tickets or warnings for riding on the sidewalk, biking on a crosswalk and going through a red light.

Footballs wanted: Western women's football team only has 6

Western University's women's football team is down to a handful of ratty flags, a set of 15 cones and a sad-looking bag with six practice balls. Now, they're trying to raise money to purchase new equipment.

'My Love Will Follow You There': Parents who lost son pen children's book on dying

Two years ago, Woodstock, Ont. parents Carla and Mark Garrett lost their seven-year-old son to brain cancer. Talking to him about his own death prompted the couple to write and illustrate a book called, 'My Love will Follow You There.'

Where is Kate Crooks' 19th century botany collection from Southwestern Ontario?

Kingston librarian Anna Soper is on a quest to learn more about Catharine McGill Crooks, who collected plant specimens pre-industrialized Southwest Ontario.

Q&A: Violinist Lara St. John on her sexual assault and the aftermath

Last month, the acclaimed violinist revealed she was sexually assaulted by her former teacher at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. On July 25, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a 5,000-word story, detailing how Lara St. John says she was assaulted by the late Jascha Brodsky.

Not happy with service in OEV? 'Call my office,' says police chief

London Police Chief Steve Williams says calls from Old East Village have gone up 10 per cent in the last year. London Morning host Rebecca Zandbergen asks the chief about safety for the community and support for those who need it.

Southwestern Ontario Anglican diocese to allow same-sex marriages: Bishop

Linda Nicholls, the outgoing bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Huron, which stretches from Windsor to Manitoulin Island, tells CBC News she will allow parishes to apply to her to be allowed to perform same-sex marriages.