Joe Lofaro

Web reporter

Joe Lofaro is a CBC News web reporter based in Ottawa. You can reach him by email at and on Twitter @giuseppelo.

Latest from Joe Lofaro

'There seems to be a pattern': Shoppers, experts concerned by Adonis hep A recalls

Both food security experts and shoppers are expressing concern after the Adonis grocery chain issued its latest recall Friday — one that only targeted the chain's Gatineau location.

Liberal candidate says campaign signs stolen in 'targeted' attack

Pierre Leroux says about 30 of his campaign signs in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell were stolen overnight in what he's calling a "targeted" attack against his run for office.

How Ottawa's Nick Bradshaw became a top Marvel and DC Comics artist

If you've ever flipped through an issue of Spider-man, Black Panther or The Avengers, chances are you've probably seen artwork by Nick Bradshaw.

Police walk thin green line as illegal pot shops flourish

With the courts showing increasing leniency toward "budtenders" caught up in police raids on illegal marijuana dispensaries, many are asking whether it's worth the time and money spent trying to shut down the resilient pot shops.

Traffic worries dominate casino open house

People living near Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway worry a planned casino expansion will further snarl traffic in the area.

Jacob Hoggard accuser says singer's apology 'not enough'

An apology from Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, released amid a sexual assault allegation, "isn't good enough" and shows he doesn't understand the meaning of consent, says an Ottawa woman who alleges the rock star raped her in the fall of 2016.

Barrhaven residents sound off over 'unreliable' route 95

Fed up Barrhaven residents left in the cold by what they describe as poor, unreliable route 95 bus service held a community meeting Tuesday night to voice their frustrations.

Vote with your dollars, Ottawa musicians tell Hedley fans

Canadian pop-rockers Hedley are still slated to perform at TD Place in Ottawa Tuesday night despite sexual misconduct allegations that have been swirling around the band since last week.

'Deteriorated' Château Laurier parking garage closed over safety concerns

The Fairmont Château Laurier has shut down its aging parking garage for safety reasons as its owners seek approval from the city to demolish it and build a new one.

Scheer accuses Trudeau of 'imposing' values on abortion with summer jobs grants

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer is accusing the Liberal government of "imposing" the prime minister's views on faith groups that fear they will be denied funding for summer jobs due to their positions on abortion.