Hillary Johnstone


Hillary Johnstone is a reporter for CBC Ottawa. You can reach her by email hillary.johnstone@cbc.ca.

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'Big-box blitz' leads to more than 2 dozen fines

Provincial inspectors handed out more than two dozen fines to Ottawa businesses on the weekend as part of a "big-box blitz" aimed at sniffing out COVID-19 scofflaws.

City vowing to pursue all pandemic fines

The City of Ottawa says it plans to collect all fines issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, including ones handed out in parks that some in the legal community call "legally dubious."

Recreation not a valid reason to cross Quebec-Ontario border, minister says

Residents in Ontario and Quebec should not cross the provincial border for recreational activities, like skiing and skating, Nepean MPP and Minister for Sport Lisa MacLeod said on Wednesday. 

Ford defends lockdown in Ottawa as Watson questions its need

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is standing firm on the decision to put Ottawa into a lockdown on Boxing Day, despite comments from the city's mayor and medical officer of health that stricter measures aren't warranted.

Isolation, fear of the unknown nothing new for families of critically sick kids

In a year when many of us feel like we've been spending too much time at home, the Cole family of Maxville, Ont., wants nothing more.

2020 a deadly year for fires in Ottawa

Nine people have died due to fires this year in Ottawa, making 2020 the deadliest year for fires since amalgamation nearly two decades ago.

Cancer patient 'terrified' after COVID-19 exposure at Ottawa Hospital

An Ottawa man with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer says he's now in isolation after finding out another patient in his shared hospital room tested positive for COVID-19.

Avoid intercity travel this holiday season, Etches pleads

Ottawa's medical officer of health is pleading with residents to suspend their normal holiday routines this year, and that includes travelling to other cities to see friends and family.

Protester no longer interested in meeting police board after 'traumatic' arrest

One of 12 protesters arrested in downtown Ottawa on Saturday morning says she feels betrayed and is no longer interested in meeting with members of the city's police services board.

Diabetes patients, doctors want better access to virtual care

At a time when our lives are increasingly moving online, diabetes patients say the pandemic has highlighted the need for greater access to new technologies that help them manage their disease, virtually.