Andrew Foote

Digital reporter

Andrew Foote has been covering Ottawa-area news for the CBC since February 2013 after graduating from Carleton University. He can be reached at

Latest from Andrew Foote

Behind the numbers: 3 COVID-19 takeaways from 2022

In 2022, Omicron variants and subvariants reigned, rules largely eased into recommendations, and the Ottawa-Gatineau region saw a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic.

OC Transpo to reduce service, cut articulated buses in bad winter weather

A new severe weather pilot program from OC Transpo will bring in a Saturday schedule whenever a bad storm hits on a weekday, and pull most articulated buses out of service.

Here's which schools in eastern Ontario are open and closed as CUPE strikes

Eight of eastern Ontario's 12 school boards are closing schools and moving to remote learning Friday because of a strike by an education union the province has made illegal. More schools could move to remote learning next week.

Ottawa's 2022 municipal election by the numbers

Where were the closest races? How does this mayoral race compare to the last few? Read on for some takeaways from the preliminary numbers.

Here's how to deal with the Highway 417 closures

Drivers who need to travel through central Ottawa will have to find a detour and people moving around the area will have to deal with the extra vehicles.

Highway 417 closing for more than 3 days this weekend

Just as it did in August, the highway over western downtown Ottawa is closing for three-and-a-half days this coming weekend.

Notable numbers from the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic

The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw two major variant waves, records broken multiple times, and the beginning and end of vaccine passports.

Ottawa's future central library named Ādisōke

The Ottawa Public Library's new signature branch, which is a partnership with Library and Archives Canada, will be named after an Anishinaabemowin phrase for storytelling.

15 months, 3 waves: How COVID-19 coursed through the capital

Our lives have been turned upside down over the past 15 months. We look back at the three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa.

Notable numbers from the 1st year of the COVID-19 pandemic

We take a look back on some of the important numbers over the last year and the stories they've helped tell.