Laura Glowacki


Laura Glowacki is a reporter based in Ottawa. Previously, she worked as a reporter in Winnipeg and as an associate producer for CBC's Metro Morning in Toronto. Find her on Twitter @glowackiCBC and reach her by email at

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ByWard Market grocers feel forgotten as city prioritizes patios over parking

Some ByWard Market grocers say the city's strategy to help restaurants and bars survive under physical distancing regulations is deterring shoppers from coming to the neighbourhood and making business unnecessarily difficult.

City mistakenly charges 2,000 people rec fees during pandemic

The City of Ottawa is apologizing after incorrectly charging about 2,000 people this week for four months' worth of recreation memberships while facilities were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ottawa looks to create more COVID-19 testing sites

Ottawa is getting more COVID-19 testing sites and people will soon be able to book swabbing appointments ahead of time, the city's top public health official says.

COVID-19 spread at private parties a growing concern, OPH says

People in Ottawa are letting their guard down, especially at private homes where they feel safe, and that's driving up the number of new confirmed cases, the city's top public health official says.

Ottawa teeters on knife edge as COVID-19 cases mount, says epidemiologist

Ottawa is seeing a persistent rise in the number of cases of COVID-19, a sign that residents are approaching a potential tipping point, says an epidemiologist who provides modelling to Ottawa Public Health.

Man wanted for murder in Texas dies in Brockville, Ont., after police approach him

A man wanted for allegedly killing a woman in Houston, Texas died in Brockville, Ont., Saturday morning after being pursued by local police.

What restaurants, their employees and customers should know about the new risks under Stage 3

Ottawa and much of Ontario are navigating a new world this weekend, one that offers more freedom but also poses risks that shouldn't be shrugged off, say experts in both labour law and infectious disease prevention.

Suspect in Carleton Place motel killing charged with 1st-degree murder

A 30-year-old man who was the subject of an emergency alert in eastern Ontario Wednesday and was wanted in connection with a homicide in Carleton Place, Ont., now faces a first-degree murder charge, Ontario Provincial Police say.

NAC says $18.2M in federal relief 'a beacon of light'

The National Arts Centre says a cash payout from the federal government is enough to wipe away its deficit and cover operational costs in the coming months as it plans for an eventual reopening.

Even the water bottles are 2 metres apart: Has COVID-19 changed team sports forever?

As recreational sports gradually resume across Ontario, organizers say they're taking the necessary steps to keep players safe. But are the strict new measures enough?

What we know so far about the Rideau Hall intruder

The armed man who gained entry to the grounds of Rideau Hall Thursday morning came from Bowsman, Man., about 390 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, and owned a small sausage-making business, CBC News has learned. RCMP said Friday he was not known to police but came to the capital armed with several weapons.

More COVID-19 cases linked to 3rd Kingston-area nail salon

Public health authorities in Kingston, Ont., say more people have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Georgia Nail Salon, the third personal care business in the area to be linked to an outbreak of the respiratory illness.

City to step up park patrols on Canada Day

Ottawa police and bylaw officers will be out in force this Canada Day, patrolling the city's parks and beaches to make sure people respect the ongoing ban on large gatherings in Ontario.

Pandemic fast-tracks planned improvements to ByWard Market

A plan to transform Ottawa's ByWard Market is still in the draft stage, but many of the changes it recommends, such as beautifying streets and creating more space for pedestrians, are already happening, thanks largely to the pandemic. 

Ottawa Public Library expanding holds and pickup, releasing new bestsellers

Ottawa Public Library users will soon be able to make hold requests, take out a new bestseller and drop by more branches for contactless pickups, according to the city's latest reopening plan.