Matthew Kupfer

CBC Reporter

Matthew Kupfer has been a reporter and producer at CBC News since 2012. He can be reached at and on Twitter @matthewkupfer

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Adopting vaccine recommendations means faster reopening, virologist says

A virologist says if Ontario adopts the federal government's expert panel recommendation to delay booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines, it will allow the city of Ottawa to open up at a faster rate.

Breast screening backlog concerning, head radiologist says

Imaging specialists at The Ottawa Hospital say they have capacity to see more patients now, but some people aren't showing up.

Local animation studios drawing on adaptability during pandemic

At a time when new TV shows are among the few things people have to look forward to, Ottawa animators and the studios they work for have been busier than ever bringing those stories to life. 

6 COVID-19 vaccination sites to open in the Outaouais

Western Quebec's public health authority says it will be ready to open six COVID-19 vaccination sites by Feb. 22, but it all depends on when the federal government delivers more doses.

Vaccine 'only way out' as COVID-19 marches through shelter system

The head of one of Ottawa's largest shelters is calling for people who live and work in the shelter system to be prioritized for vaccination as COVID-19 cases continue to spread.

Jagtar Gill's family braces for murder retrial

The niece of a slain Ottawa woman says her family is feeling anxiety and anguish as a new judge-alone trial gets underway seven years after her aunt's death. 

Pandemic driving more young people to seek mental health help

CHEO, Kids Help Phone and eating disorder clinics in Ottawa are all seeing a significant spike in demand for their mental health services since the pandemic began.

Pandemic shifting city's review of snow-clearing priorities

Pandemic stay-at-home orders have changed how people are getting around Ottawa, and now the city wants to know whether its approach to keeping roads, sidewalks and cycling paths clear of snow and ice should evolve, too.

University of Ottawa holding virtual memorial for Iran plane crash victims

The University of Ottawa is holding a virtual memorial to mark the anniversary of the Iran plane crash, which killed three students from the school.

Ottawa tourism industry bracing for long recovery from COVID-19

COVID-19 took $1.4 billion in visitor spending out of the Ottawa economy and businesses say they are facing the prospect of a long recovery.