Joseph Tunney

Joseph Tunney is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa. He can be reached at

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Justice 'wasn't served,' says family of man killed in 2021 robbery

The parents of a young man who was stabbed to death in 2021 are not happy that the two killers, initially charged with second-degree murder, were able to plead guilty to lesser charges.

With federal strike over, the hunt is on for those who crossed picket line

Several small unions say they're looking to identify anyone who crossed the picket line during last month's federal worker strike — with the Union of Veterans' Affairs Employees asking its members to provide names.

Westboro residents beaming as local beach partly reopens

The closure of Westboro Beach in 2023 was part of the National Capital Commission's plans to redevelop the area. While the entire project has been delayed, they've agreed to open a stretch of the beach this summer — albeit without lifeguards or water testing.

'Pay as you throw' garbage collection likely coming to Ottawa

Ottawa residents will likely have to put tags on every garbage bag or bin they set out at the curb starting next spring, the city's latest move aimed at reducing the amount of garbage headed to the landfill.
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Homeowners feel helpless after failed landscaper won't return thousands in deposits

More than a half dozen homeowners in the Ottawa area say they're out thousands of dollars after a landscaping company announced it was going out of business, telling clients it was "unable to complete" projects and "unable to return" deposits.

Larga Baffin facility hearing enters final day after dismissal rejected

An Ontario Land Tribunal hearing around a new medical-care facility for Inuit in Ottawa will push into its fourth and final day, despite attempts by its owners to have the appeal dismissed. 

11 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning after using barbecue to stay warm

Officials are warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide after 11 people from one family were hospitalized when they fired up a charcoal barbecue inside a Nepean home.

Gay father-to-be files human rights complaint alleging IVF discrimination

An Ottawa man has filed a human rights complaint against the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan and one of its insurance providers because he says the in vitro fertilization policy, which does not cover drugs for a surrogate, discriminates against gay men.

2 a.m. patio closures could become permanent

Some of the changes made by Ottawa to help restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic could become permanent, including allowing patios on sidewalks, on-street parking spaces and roadways to stay open until 2 a.m.

Pornhub's new Ottawa-based owner vows to give performers more of a voice

The Ottawa private equity firm that purchased MindGeek, owner of adult-entertainment website Pornhub, says it hopes to bring the industry into the future through openness and transparency.