Laura is a graduate of the University of Guelph and the Sheridan College graduate New Media journalism program.
She is interested in Canadian stories with a global impact, international reporting and interactive journalism.
Ottawa is refusing to bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment, despite pleas from hospitals, health-care workers and the Ontario government. Continue reading →
There have been multiple Ebola outbreaks since 1976, but nothing like this. What went wrong? Continue reading →
The summertime spread of Lyme disease has given rise to extra caution about ticks and the roving birds and mice carrying the illness. But a new study suggests we put just as much focus on another animal. After observing human Lyme disease cases in a Connecticut community over a 13-year period, authors of a Journal of… Continue reading →
It’s slimy, green and threatened the water supply for hundreds of thousands. Next year, it could be millions. But this aquatic supervillian should be familiar to Lake Erie residents on both sides of the border. Continue reading →
Muslim leaders cross Canada have become human bridges between community members concerned about troubled youth and police on alert for so-called “homegrown” terror suspects. Continue reading →
Morgan Wienberg recalls the scene that changed her life: Children sitting on concrete floors in their own vomit, emaciated and dehydrated, desperately in need of medical attention. Continue reading →
The shooting death of Sammy Yatim by a police officer has meant new scrutiny of how police deal with those in crisis or the mentally ill. Here are some of Canadian forces’ varied approaches. Continue reading →
Provinces track encounters differently – they even define bear-human “occurrences” differently. That lack of reliable data is a problem if you’re a bear or a person who may ever come into contact with one. Continue reading →
Wildfires are tearing through Alberta and British Columbia, where soaring temperatures have turned forests to tinder. How do this year’s blazes compare? Continue reading →
For the first time, Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd. has admitted a series of never-ending spills on its property could be caused by its own high-pressure steaming. Continue reading →
Your quick-and-dirty guide to the federal court ruling overturning Ottawa’s 2012 cuts to refugee health care. Continue reading →
Rob Ford gave his first interviews since returning from rehab on Wednesday. Is what he said about his addiction true? Continue reading →