Kristy Nease


CBC Ottawa reporter Kristy Nease has covered news in the capital for nearly 15 years, and previously worked at the Ottawa Citizen. She writes about a variety of subjects, including climate, intimate partner violence, health care and the courts. Get in touch:

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Ottawa cop who threatened to kill woman faces discreditable conduct charges

An Ottawa police officer found guilty of threatening to kill a woman during a 2020 domestic dispute, while in possession of a kitchen knife, is now facing two counts of discreditable conduct laid by his force.

NCC interested in national urban park in Ottawa

The National Capital Commission is formally interested in establishing a national urban park in Ottawa, CBC News has learned.

Man who murdered his ex in Smiths Falls pleads guilty to lesser charge

A man who murdered his ex in Smiths Falls, Ont., after she told him she wanted a divorce pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last week and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 16 years.

Ottawa trucker convicted, but doesn't admit guilt, in Florida child luring case

An Ottawa long-haul truck driver who made headlines documenting his travels during the COVID-19 pandemic has been convicted of child luring and sending harmful content to a minor after an online exchange with an undercover Florida police officer posing as a 13-year-old.

NCC nowhere near goal of planting 100,000 trees by 2026

In 2021, the National Capital Commission pledged to plant 100,000 trees by 2026. So far it's planted 5,000 of them, according to a sustainable development strategy approved by its board of directors on Thursday.

Work to fix Ottawa's urban forest is falling short, committee warned

The city's plan to get more trees in the ground is behind schedule, inadequately funded and failing to meet the urgency of the moment after years of exceptional storm damage, critics told Ottawa's environment committee this week.

Ottawa cop found guilty in domestic dispute back on active duty

An Ottawa police officer found guilty of threatening to kill a woman during a 2020 domestic dispute, while in possession of a kitchen knife, has resumed active duty, according to the Ottawa Police Association.

Tree-planting efforts questioned 1 year after highly destructive derecho storm

Some critics say the city isn't doing enough to get replacement trees in the ground a year after a derecho windstorm destroyed thousands of trees across Ottawa, and after Mayor Mark Sutcliffe campaigned on a promise to plant a million in his term.
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Child sex abuse lawsuits reveal alleged warnings about priest years earlier

The Catholic church has quietly settled three child sexual abuse lawsuits involving notorious priest Dale Crampton, cancelling three jury trials scheduled to be heard in Ottawa this spring. Documents obtained from court by CBC News and revealed publicly for the first time, contain disturbing new allegations about early warnings of Crampton's abuse.

Lawsuit settled in Ottawa police killing of Indigenous man with mental illness

A lawsuit filed by relatives of Greg Ritchie, an Indigenous man with mental illness who was shot and killed by two Ottawa police officers in 2019, has been settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, the law firm handling the family's case announced Thursday.