Ahmar Khan

CBC News

Ahmar Khan is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. Prior to joining the Ottawa newsroom, he spent six years in television, radio and digital media reporting in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, B.C., and Toronto. He can be followed at @AhmarSKhan on Twitter.

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Here's a look at the COVID-19 vaccine policies announced by Ottawa public institutions

With the highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 becoming more prominent in Ottawa, major public institutions within the city are implementing vaccine mandates heading into the fall. 

First Nations walkers demand change to Indian Act through 500-km trek

A near month-long trek has seen First Nations people from across Canada descend upon Ottawa to seek justice and change to the Indian Act.

Ford government's vaccine policy questioned by Ottawa doctor, educator and parent

Some Ottawans are questioning whether Ontario's new rules requiring COVID-19 vaccination go far enough and were announced early enough to make a difference.  The Ontario government says it will require vaccines in high-risk settings by Sept. 7 — but there's an opt out option.

2 medical experts allege harassment, bullying, exploitation at U of O

A pair of Egyptian-born medical experts allege the University of Ottawa is unfairly trying to eliminate their jobs and that their manager subjected them to a sustained barrage of harassment, according to two recently filed human rights complaints.

Permanent residents in limbo waiting to immigrate to Canada

A backlog of some 23,000 aspiring immigrants with expired or soon-to-be expired documents are waiting to enter Canada. The government says it's working to get caught up, but some of them have gone months without any word.

Indigenous community navigated COVID-19 while crossing borders

The community of Akwesasne is unique in that it straddles three health jurisdictions and two countries, which meant its residents experienced some challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwesasne chief disputes data showing few residents fully vaccinated

Estimates of just how many people living in the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne are fully vaccinated vary significantly, but its chief insists the number is skewed due to cross-border vaccinations.

Residents want city to clean up, improve safety at Dundonald Park

People who live near Dundonald Park in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood have called on the city to help them reclaim the park from illegal activity, drug use and fighting.

Westboro Beach residents hope to save Canada 150 maple trees

To mark Canada's 150th anniversary, the City of Ottawa planted several dozen maple trees in a park near Westboro Beach, but now many are already dead, or dying.

City reports 179 complaints of fireworks over Canada Day weekend

A long weekend of pyrotechnics brought out a cacophony of complaints to the City of Ottawa's bylaw department.