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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Ex-teacher Rick Watkins guilty of several crimes against students

A former math teacher and basketball coach at St. Matthew High School in Ottawa has been found guilty of several charges of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and criminal harassment involving girls who were his students at the time of the offences.

Planning committee approves Carling towers again after hearing from experimental farm

Ottawa’s planning committee has approved two highrise towers on Carling Avenue after hearing from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officials that it could cause "permanent damage" to the Central Experimental Farm's research value.

The tricky balance of highrise development and experimental farm research

City officials and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada say there needs to be a broader discussion about the growing number of highrise proposals around the Central Experimental Farm and how that affects the viability of research at the site. 

University of Ottawa taking down public class information

The University of Ottawa is removing classroom details from schedules posted on its public website citing the "health and safety" of the school community. 

Fatal wedding shooting was targeted, says Ottawa police chief

Ottawa's police chief says investigators believe Saturday's fatal shooting at a wedding reception was targeted.

Enrolment at virtual schools is plummeting, putting their future in question

Enrolment in virtual schools is dramatically declining at Ottawa’s English-language school boards and that could put their future in question.

Chinese students frustrated by lengthy security checks as school year nears

Some Chinese international students say their study permits have been tied up in security screenings, leaving them in the lurch for months after being admitted to Canadian universities.

Ottawa-based Ross Video lays off 9% of global workforce amid slowing sales

Ross Video, a darling of Ottawa's technology sector, is laying off nine per cent of its global workforce after falling short of its sales projections.

Aylmer man proposes crowdfunded bridge across Ottawa River

An Aylmer man has revived the dream of a direct pedestrian crossing from the west Gatineau community to Ottawa's Britannia Village across the Deschênes Rapids.

After 73 years of marriage, this couple is forced to live apart

An Ottawa couple has had to live in separate care facilities for 19 months despite their children's efforts to reunite them. One expert calls their situation a "human tragedy."