Rebecca Joseph, Global News

Rebecca Joseph

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Rebecca:

What’s driving high water levels in Lake Ontario?

At the Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club, the docks are virtually hidden thanks to the high water levels of Lake Ontario. The sight is reminiscent of two years ago, when the lake broke water level records in what yacht club members called a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. But the highest it reached in 2017 was 75.69 metres, according to data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In July 2019, water… → Read More

Baby cut from slain mom’s womb in Chicago dies after 2 months on life support

Yovanny initially survived after his mother, 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was attacked in May. → Read More

Cable, streaming or sports bar? How much it costs to watch the NBA finals

Even as more and more Canadians are cutting cable, more of us are watching the NBA Finals — whether that’s on streaming services or out at a sports bar. → Read More

Hong Kong extradition bill: What is it and why are people protesting?

Protesters said on Sunday that they do not trust that China would not use the law to extradite political and religious prisoners. → Read More

Gay women assaulted, robbed on London, U.K. bus after allegedly refusing to kiss

Police in London, U.K. are asking for witnesses to come forward after two women were assaulted on a public bus. → Read More

Canadian citizens kidnapped in Ghana: Global Affairs

The government didn't offer details on the identity of the Canadians citing privacy reasons, but said consular officials had been in contact with their families. → Read More

Pro-Trump activist pops ‘Baby Trump’ blimp at London protest

The woman who appears to stab the Trump baby blimp can be heard calling the balloon a 'disgrace.' → Read More

Trump says U.K. protests were ‘small’ and ‘fake news,’ but pictures tell a different story

U.S. President Donald Trump severely downplayed the size of the crowds protesting his state visit to the U.K., calling them "small" despite pictures showing thousands of demonstrators. → Read More

Donald Trump calls for Theresa May to ‘stick around’ despite her resignation

Moving from pageantry to policy during his state visit to Britain, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to “stick around” to complete a U.S.-U.K. trade deal, adding to this recent chapter of uncertainty in the allies’ storied relationship. The president, whose praise for May comes after spending days touting... → Read More

Smoke from the Alberta wildfires drifts across Canada — here’s what it looks like from space

At least 10,000 people have been evacuated from regions across Northern Alberta as the blazes continue to burn. → Read More

Mount Everest: What happens to your body at extreme altitudes?

The traffic jams on Mount Everest cause extra time spent in a dangerous area where the chance of developing an extreme form of altitude sickness called cerebral edema is higher. → Read More

‘Molecules of freedom’: U.S. rebrands natural gas as it increases exports

The rebranding comes amid a trade war between the U.S. and China — and liquefied natural gas is one of the causalities. → Read More

Black couple told ‘you don’t belong here’ by gun-toting Mississippi campground manager

The KOA campsite manager was fired after a video showed her brandishing a handgun at a black couple who were walking their dog at a campsite in Starkville, Miss. → Read More

Mueller to make surprise statement on Russia investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to make a statement on the investigation into Russian interference Wednesday morning. → Read More

WHO classifies burnout as ‘occupational phenomenon’ related solely to work

Burnout has officially been added to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases. → Read More

China is still releasing banned ozone-killing chemicals into atmosphere: study

The data reinforces a watchdog report from 2018 that claimed at least 18 companies in China were using the chemical to make foam insulation. → Read More

From remote Australian islands to the Mediterranean Sea: Plastic pollution is easy to see

“The plastic on Cocos (Keeling) was largely single-use consumer items such as bottle caps and straws, as well as a large number of shoes." → Read More

Dominican man dies trying to walk into U.S. from Canada

A Dominican man attempting to walk over the border into the U.S. from Canada died after becoming disorientated in a marshy area of the Quebec woods. → Read More

Dead bodies and bursting lakes: How climate change is changing Mount Everest

Studies have shown that climate change is contributing to how fast glaciers on the world's tallest mountain are melting. → Read More

Feeling the pinch at the pump? What gas prices to expect across Canada this summer

Canadians can expect high prices at the pump this summer, but it won’t be making any new records. → Read More