Olivia Chandler

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Olivia Chandler is a journalist for CBC News in Ottawa.

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'The need is real': Demand grows for Christmas hampers

More than two dozen community members and volunteers — including police officers and municipal, provincial and federal politicians — gathered at the Caldwell Family Centre over the weekend to fill more than 300 food hampers for low-income families.

City wants OSEG, Winnipeg ball club owners to take on stadium lease

The City of Ottawa has signalled who they'd like to take over the lease for the Ottawa Champions' stadium — and it's not the group with a tentative agreement to buy the struggling baseball club.

'A battle that we've won': LGBTQ military members get personal apologies

A number of former LGBTQ military members are finally receiving letters of apology from the Canadian Armed Forces — two years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology for decades of 'state-sponsored' discrimination.

Gatineau aims to 'take back' lots left vacant by floods

Residents in Pointe-Gatineau unveiled a commemorative bench Saturday on land left vacant following the spring's floods. The city is putting $1.4 million toward those types of beautification projects.

Farmers on edge as OSEG makes pitch to run Lansdowne

Some Ottawa Farmers' Market vendors say they're concerned about the possibility Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group could take over more public space in Lansdowne, but the mayor says they shouldn't worry.

This little piggy has found a new home

One little piglet with a broken leg had his bacon saved this week thanks to the timely intervention of a passerby and a group of veterinarians.

'Thank you is not enough': Tornado victim rejoices after volunteers help rebuild home

Linda Giraldeau's farmhouse was devastated by one of six tornadoes that tore through the region last September. She's just now able to return home.

Fishing guides try to keep anglers' dead fish concerns at bay

Local fishing businesses say they're trying to allay anglers' fears as more than 2,000 dead fish have been discovered in recent weeks along Ottawa River shoreline.

Dog stabbed to death in Glebe park leaves owners distraught

An Ottawa couple are distraught after their dog was stabbed to death in the Glebe on Wednesday.

I would 'absolutely' put a price on carbon, says newly minted N.B. Liberal leader Kevin Vickers

New Brunswick's newly minted Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers said he will put a price on carbon in his home province if he becomes the next premier.

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