Avanthika Anand

Avanthika Anand is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. You can reach her by email avanthika.anand@cbc.ca.

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Ottawa teacher jail-bound after sexual assault, exploitation of students

An Ottawa Catholic high school teacher is going to jail after being convicted of sexual assault and exploitation.

Businesses worry absence of Chinese tourists will hurt bottom line

As Canada remains off a list of countries approved by the government of China as travel destinations for tour groups, some Ottawa businesses are worried about a future without Chinese tourists.

Ukrainians in Ottawa celebrate home country's Independence Day against backdrop of war

Celebrations in Ottawa began Wednesday night as more than 100 members of the Ukrainian community gathered on Parliament Hill to mark their home country's 32nd Independence Day.

Vanier Community Association launches 'Good Neighbours' nighttime safety walks

Vanier community members hit the streets Tuesday night to launch a new initiative by residents concerned about safety in the neighbourhood.

2 motorcycle convoys are headed for Ottawa. One worries it will be mistaken for the other

Organizers of a motorcycle rally to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorders among veterans worry they may be mistaken for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle convoy, an offshoot of the self-described "Freedom Convoy" protests.

Ottawa police planning for return of Rolling Thunder rally

Chief Eric Stubbs says the Ottawa Police Service has a "robust plan" in place to ensure the rally, which is set to arrive in the city on Aug. 5, remains peaceful.

More red light, speeding cameras mean more complaints against Ottawa police

A report presented to the Ottawa Police Services Board shows there have been 39 internal complaints about red light camera infractions, 55 in relation to automated speed enforcement cameras, and 50 about motor vehicle collisions within the first six months of this year.

Smartphone update behind increase in accidental 911 calls, Ottawa police say

Ottawa police say an Android software update that makes it easier to call 911 could also be causing a spike in accidental 911 calls.

Cleanup underway after tornado rips through Barrhaven

A team of tornado investigators will also arrive in Ottawa today after Thursday's twister damaged roughly 125 homes in the south end suburb.

Hockey, ringette associations worry still-rising costs will keep players away

Minor hockey and ringette associations in Ottawa say the cost of running the ice-based sports is still going up and some will pass on that cost to parents.