Celeste Decaire

CBC Reporter

Celeste Decaire is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. She can be reached at celeste.decaire@cbc.ca and on her Twitter account @celestedecaire.

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Ottawa rabbi details threatening call that led to hate crime arrest

Rabbi Idan Scher, the senior rabbi of Congregation Machzikei Hadas in Ottawa, called Ottawa police after receiving a threatening, hateful phone call. A 29-year-old man was later arrested and charged with several offences.

West Carleton-March not sold on energy storage facility's size, risks

Rural west Ottawa residents are mulling over a proposal for a battery energy storage facility and have some safety concerns, according to their city councillor.

Shortage has Russell residents working to make community 'where doctors want to come'

At a meeting this week, residents of the eastern Ontario township gathered to discuss recruitment strategies to address the glaring shortage of doctors in the region. 

Catholic school board enrolment much higher than projected

The Ottawa Catholic School Board reported it surpassed projected student enrolment this year by a wide margin, adding more than 2,200 students to its elementary and high schools.

High-risk groups can get updated COVID, flu shots; everyone else Oct. 30

Residents across Quebec are able to get both the flu shot and the updated COVID-19 shot, but the general public in Ottawa will have to wait until the end of October due to supply issues.

Some business owners say CEBA deadline extension doesn't go far enough

Small business and restaurant owners in eastern Ontario say the federal government's 18-day extension to qualify for debt forgiveness on pandemic loans is hardly an extension at all.

Small-town community papers take big hit after Metroland files for bankruptcy

Some eastern Ontario residents have been left with fewer ways to consume the news after Metroland Media Group announced it was ending print publications of community newspapers across the province.

Councillor ousted from meeting on bus driver shortage after heated exchange

After a heated exchange at a meeting on the ongoing school bus driver shortage, west Ottawa Coun. Clarke Kelly was ejected.

Vote on whether trustee's texts broke board rules narrowly defeated

At a heated special meeting Monday night, a motion to determine whether Ottawa English public school board trustee Nili Kaplan-Myrth had breached the board's code of conduct failed by a slim margin.

Residents make waves over Dundonald Park splash pad

More than 200 residents signed a petition to broaden changes to Dundonald Park's revitalization plan, one that currently only includes a splash pad. The community says more should be done with the funding and the project slated for next spring.