Avanthika Anand

Avanthika Anand is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. She was previously a news and feature writer at Future of Good. You can reach her by email avanthika.anand@cbc.ca.

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Quebec drivers flock to Ottawa in search of cheaper gas

Gatineau, Que., residents are heading across the provincial border to fill their gas tanks as prices in Ottawa have plunged in recent days.

Advocates push to include 'femicide' in Criminal Code after Anoka Street murders

Advocates are calling for the term 'femicide' to be included in the Criminal Code of Canada, ahead of a funeral service for a mother and daughter who were killed in Ottawa's Alta Vista neighbourhood three weeks ago. It was one of 86 recommendations released by a jury in a Renfrew County coroner's inquest, on the same day of the stabbing.

Lowertown basketball tournament aims to bring 'peace in the streets'

Eight youth basketball teams took to the courts Jules Morin Park Saturday for a tournament held in the memory of two young Black men shot and killed last summer just minutes away.

Friends of teen who survived Anoka Street stabbing 'stunned,' praying for recovery

The loved ones of 19-year old Catherine Ready say they're in shock as she remains in the hospital nearly a week after a fatal stabbing at her family’s Alta Vista home.

'Gentle souls' mourned at vigil for murdered mom, daughter

With tears in their eyes and flowers in their hands, more than 100 people gathered Saturday evening in front of the Anoka Street home where three members of one family were stabbed — two fatally — nearly one week ago.

Walk-in clinic's closure leaves a 'real void,' says Cornwall mayor

Last month, the McConnell Medical Clinic announced it was closing due to a severe shortage of doctors and medical staff — a plight facing communities across the province, says the Ontario Medical Association.

Bike giveaway helps Ukrainian newcomers navigate the city

More than 100 Ukrainians are learning to navigate their new home on two wheels thanks to a volunteer-led effort sourcing donated bikes from Ottawa residents and servicing them for newcomers to use. 

Strained food banks low on food and money after storm

Several food banks in Ottawa were left with rotting and spoiled food after May's derecho storm caused mass power outages across the region.

Eight days after devastating derecho, these Ottawans still lack power

Hydro Ottawa says it's restored power to 94 per cent of its roughly 180,000 customers who were affected by the powerful May 21 storm — but these residents remain in the dark.

Anxious animals, vets with headlamps: A look inside the humane society's darkened halls

The Ottawa Humane Society admitted more than 100 animals following last weekend's destructive storm for urgent care — despite only running on generator power.