Jason Proctor

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Jason Proctor is a reporter in British Columbia for CBC News and has covered the B.C. courts and mental health issues in the justice system extensively.

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TSB eyeing cracked wheels on Ottawa's new LRT trains

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says it's "assessing reports" of cracked wheels on some of Ottawa's new LRT trains, and will determine whether further investigation is required.

Canadian Armed Forces member arrested after gaining access to Rideau Hall grounds

Police have arrested a Canadian Armed Forces member who they say was armed and had gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall early Thursday morning. Neither the prime minister nor the Governor General was present at the time.

Hours-long lines for COVID-19 testing in Kingston, Ont., following outbreak

Hundreds of people across the Kingston, Ont., region are now being tested after potentially being exposed to the novel coronavirus, and health officials say they're expecting more positive tests by the end of the weekend after an outbreak at a local nail salon.

Ottawa police officer fears losing 'dream job' after alleged sexual assault

An Ottawa police officer says she was sexually assaulted by a fellow officer when she was a rookie, and has "experienced an ongoing pattern of sex-based discrimination and harassment" on the job.

Petition calls for removal of Gandhi statue from Carleton campus

The petition draws attention to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's dark past, which it says included misogyny and racism.

Parkdale, ByWard Markets reopen Thursday with different look and feel

Customers will be encouraged to wear masks and hand sanitizing stations will dot both markets as vendors return for reduced hours.

2 planes collide in mid-air near Constance Bay

A pilot escaped with only minor injuries Sunday after a mid-air plane crash sent his aircraft plunging into the Ottawa River near Constance Bay.

Watson calls for review of alleged assault by bylaw officer

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is calling for a review of an incident involving a city bylaw officer who allegedly assaulted a man while ticketing him for breaching COVID-19 restrictions at a west end park earlier this spring.

Police chief vows to 'fix our house' amid widespread unrest

Ottawa's police chief is reaffirming his commitment to improve relations between the force and the city's racialized communities in the wake George Floyd's death in the United States, and the outrage it has sparked.

Nursing home worker forced to move hotels after contracting COVID-19

Courtney Nesbitt, a personal support worker on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, says she was told to pack up and leave her hotel room while she was still suffering from the respiratory illness.

Canine con scams family out of new best friend

Vicki McKenzie had been looking for a four-legged friend for her 11-year-old daughter, Océane, who has been in a wheelchair most of her life after suffering strokes as a newborn.

Community gardens open to delight of green thumbs

The soil is ready to be tilled and seeds wait to be planted at community gardens across Ottawa after the province reversed a decision declaring them off limits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teen charged in fatal shooting at Gilmour Street Airbnb

Ottawa police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with January's shooting. He's charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Wedding vendors, couples worried as season dries up

With no clear end in sight to the shutdown measures in Ontario, a wedding photographer and caterer have seen most of their seasonal business they rely on, disappear.

Horse lovers going into debt as COVID-19 closures continue

Business owners in Ontario's equine industry are worried about how they'll stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic — given they have more mouths to feed than just their own.

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