Jonathan Ore

Senior Writer

Jonathan Ore is the Senior Writer for CBC Radio Digital in Toronto. He's also covered arts & entertainment, technology and the video game industry for CBC News. You can find him on Twitter @Jon_Ore.

Latest from Jonathan Ore


From breakup to 'fake-up': How a changing Yukon River is reshaping an age-old ice bridge

During the winter, residents of Dawson City use an ice bridge to connect the communities on either side of the Yukon River. But the river hasn't been freezing like it used to, threatening to cut off an already-isolated West Dawson from the rest of the community.

How compassion club founder Hilary Black changed the course of cannabis law in Canada

Hilary Black started out distributing cannabis in Vancouver with a mountain bike and a backpack stuffed with joints. Since then, she's helped set the blueprint for medical cannabis distribution and advocated for legislation in front of a Senate committee.

How Uncover: Escaping NXIVM offers an unprecedented look inside an alleged cult

Co-producers Josh Bloch and Kathleen Goldhar about the chance meeting that sparked the podcast in the first place, and what groups like NXIVM have in common with other controversial or cult-like organizations.

How Other People's Problems invites audiences into (normally) private therapy sessions

CBC's new podcast opens the doors to real life therapy, with a real life therapist, to demystify the discourse surrounding mental health.

From seat belts to hockey masks: 7 changes that once seemed unthinkable

Author and linguist Steven Pinker joined NHL legend and author Ken Dryden for a wide-ranging discussion about what it takes for social change to happen.

'You don't belong here': Integrating Indigenous 'cultural humility' into health care

"I worked in a system where systemic racism was the norm," says Dr. Shannon McDonald.

'Some of them would like to see me dead': Activist slams reluctance to confront Islamophobia in Quebec

"They are calling for me to leave Quebec or even to be thrown out of Quebec."

'A community of widows': How African-Nova Scotians are confronting a history of environmental racism

‘A community of widows’: How African-Nova Scotians are confronting a history of environmental racism

From TV to wrestling, Chris Jericho is the king of the comeback

Nearly five years after its original debut, wrestler Chris Jericho's streaming series But I'm Chris Jericho! returns with a second season on CBC.

'Imagine making a movie, except a hundred times harder': Star Wars Battlefront II's Janina Gavankar

The self-professed mega-geek and lead character in Star Wars Battlefront II has been a fierce advocate for video games among her peers in the wider entertainment industry.

Xbox One X is the super-powered gaming console for hardcore fans

The Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console on the market. But is that reason enough to buy one?

How historians helped recreate ancient Egypt in Assassin's Creed: Origins

An Egyptologist explains how she studied things as large as civilizations and as small as grains of sand to make sure Ubisoft's latest historical-fiction romp got every detail right.

Super Mario Odyssey caps off a banner year for Nintendo

Aside from shortages of its Switch and Super NES Classic consoles because of high demand, 2017 has been a banner year for Nintendo.

Loot box brouhaha: Are video games becoming too much like gambling?

A growing number of high-profile video games include loot boxes filled with in-game goodies that you can buy for money. Gamers are speaking out, likening them to exploitative gambling.

A Mortician's Tale explores the poignant — and mundane — realities of death

The Toronto-made indie game A Mortician's Tale aims to open up frank discussions about death and dying by putting you in the role of a funeral home worker preparing corpses and consoling the bereaved.