Amanda Pfeffer

Amanda Pfeffer has worked for the CBC across the country, including Montreal, Vancouver, Fredericton, Quebec City and Ottawa. She welcomes story ideas and tips at amanda.pfeffer@cbc.ca.

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Ontario fire chiefs say decision to dump Renfrew chief is illegal

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs says Renfrew town council's decision to retire its fire chief at age 60 is illegal, and they don't want it to set a precedent.

'No rush' to sign Heron Gate eviction notices, community advocate says

Community members and housing advocates will be door-knocking and handing out information Sunday to the hundreds of tenants facing eviction in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood.

'Jawdropping': Former Renfrew fire chief speaks about surprise ouster

Former Renfrew, Ont., fire chief Guy Longtin said he had no idea what was in store for him when he attended a Monday meeting with the town's mayor and reeve.

Former Renfrew fire chief threatens to sue if forced retirement is upheld

Former Renfrew, Ont., fire chief Guy Longtin's lawyer is calling Longtin's forced retirement a "vendetta" and is giving town council until noon Friday to reconsider before filing a lawsuit.

Renfrew, Ont., fire chief fights town over forced retirement

Guy Longtin will fight mandatory retirement after 26 years on the job, saying he plans to make those who made the decision "fully accountable for their illegal actions."

Police investigating woman's death at Ottawa nursing home

Ottawa police are investigating the death of an elderly woman found severely injured outside the Carlingview Manor long-term care facility last month.

Attacks on jail guards jump amid segregation changes

Attacks by inmates on correctional officers in Ontario are on the rise, and the union representing the guards blames changes to the rules around segregation in the province's jails.

Police charge two inmates following alleged attack on correctional officers at Toronto jail

Changes to disciplinary options blamed for rising number of assaults against correctional officers

Attacks on jail guards jump amid segregation changes

Attacks by inmates on correctional officers in Ontario are on the rise, and the union representing the guards blames changes to the rules around segregation in the province's jails.

Ford promises tax credit for minimum wage earners

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford arrived in Ottawa Monday, where he announced a PC government will offer a provincial tax credit to minimum wage earners starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Grocery chain 'tone deaf' for shutting lid on zero-waste customers

Danielle Doucet's effort to use her own containers at the local Provigo has turned into a fight for more support for zero-waste consumers.

Expert witness at coroner's inquest says officer who shot Quebec teen made mistakes

Sûreté du Québec lawyers are holding up a coroner's inquest into the 2015 shooting death of Brandon Maurice to decide if they want their own expert witness to counter the criticism heard Thursday.

'It was me or him,' SQ officer tells inquest into teen's shooting death

The Sûreté du Québec officer who shot a 17-year-old following a car chase in Messines, Que., in 2015 testified Wednesday that he had no choice.

Police shooting witness tells inquest teen's death 'should have been avoided'

The eye witness to the police shooting of Gatineau, Que., teen Brandon Maurice told a coroner's inquest it should never have happened.

Cannabis grow-op registry needed to protect homebuyers, association urges

The Ontario Real Estate Association wants the province to introduce more protections for homebuyers from properties damaged by cannabis grow-ops — and it wants those changes made before recreational pot is legalized later this summer.