Joseph Tunney

Joe Tunney reports for CBC News in Ottawa. He can be reached at

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A prince, an ex-journalist, and the ship that bound them

For Peter Ward, the HMCS Haida was more than just some ship with a few battles to its name. His desire to keep the destroyer operational led him on a crash course with royalty.

SIU investigating after man with sword shot by police in city's east end

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after an Ottawa police officer shot a man carrying a sword on Montreal Road in the city's east end early Sunday morning.

Rural internet users say Ontario's broadband funding plan a long time coming

People in rural areas say Ontario's budget commitment to spend an additional $2.8 billion on improving internet access across the province by 2025 is welcome but long-awaited news, as the pandemic has only exacerbated the decade-old issue.

'Large feeling of loss': 70 Sheraton Ottawa Hotel workers losing jobs even post-pandemic

A banquet chef who's worked at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel for 15 years says she's been blindsided by news that she and dozens of other employees won't be returning to their jobs even if the hospitality industry recovers from the pandemic.

One year later, remembering when the world hit pause on live music

With tours cancelled, album releases postponed, and any live performances done behind plexiglass, musicians have spent the past 12 months finding ways to make up lost income.

Chiarelli complainants petition to unseat councillors guilty of inappropriate behaviour

A new petition, launched by women who came forward about Coun. Rick Chiarelli's inappropriate behaviour, is seeking changes to Ontario's Municipal Act.

Community remembers humble fighter for disability rights

Justin Clark, born with cerebral palsy, won a landmark case in 1982 to live independently. He died last week at The Ottawa Hospital at 58 years old.

Prioritize disabled Canadians in group homes for vaccines, says advocate

Sandra Valliquette, whose brother is in a group home, is worried people with disabilities have been largely forgotten by the province's vaccination rollout plans.

Pension plan error leaves man on hook for $7K

Due to an error made by the federal department’s Public Service Pay Centre, Casey Babb has been paying into the wrong pension plan group for nearly six years. The result: he's on the hook for about $7,000.

OCDSB parents given 2 weeks to decide about fall school return

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has given its parents a mid-March deadline to decide whether their children will attend school virtually or in-person this fall.