Joseph Tunney

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

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Military college cadets who died 'far too soon' granted posthumous degrees

The mood was sombre at this year's Royal Military College of Canada convocation, as the school bestowed posthumous degrees on four cadets who died tragically last month.

'It doesn't feel good': Teen tells story of friend's dress code protest arrest

A teen threatened with arrest at last week's protest against a dress code blitz at an Ottawa high school says police could have handled the situation better. 

Rats! Ottawa residents say rodent problem mounting

Complaints to the city about rats indicate it could be another banner year for the rodents in Ottawa.

Low Gatineau River water levels leave some out to dry

People who live and play along the Gatineau River between Chelsea and Low, Que., say they’ve been left high and dry after Hydro-Québec lowered water levels for work.

Protesters at Philippine embassy fear return to tyranny as election results tallied

Unconfirmed election results in the Philippines which indicate a landslide win for the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos represent "a return to a tyrannical government," according to protestors outside the Southeast Asian nation's embassy on Wednesday. 

Nursing grad stops to help at 'horrific' crash — only to have her own car stolen

An Ottawa nursing school graduate had the ride of her life Thursday night, stopping to help at a crash on the Vanier Parkway — and ending up having her own car stolen by one of the drivers involved.

'You shine a light': Ottawa brothers, victims of incest, lift publication ban on their names

Jonathan and Shawn Lepage have successfully lifted a publication ban on their names, and the name of their mother — a former Ottawa school bus driver — after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for incest and sexual assault.

What happened on Day 2 of Rolling Thunder rally

Hundreds of motorcycles rolled through downtown Ottawa on Saturday as part of the weekend Rolling Thunder Ottawa rally.

Prince Charles and Camilla finalize plans for Canadian tour

With Prince Charles and Camilla’s trip to Canada only weeks away, some of the finer points of the royal couple’s itinerary have been released. The royal duo will make stops in St. John's, Ottawa and Yellowknife when they visit Canada next month, Heritage Canada announced Tuesday.

From park users to children with autism, Carleton students build connections

Over the past week, Ottawans could sneak a peek at creative solutions to problems facing society, including those rooting from two years of a pandemic and social isolation.