Laura Glowacki


Laura Glowacki is a reporter based in Ottawa. Previously, she worked as a reporter in Winnipeg and as an associate producer for CBC's Metro Morning in Toronto. Find her on Twitter @glowackiCBC and reach her by email at

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Stay-at-home order will resemble spring lockdown, city officials say

While Ontarians await more details of the province's new stay-at-home order, city officials in Ottawa say the effect will likely resemble the look and feel of last spring's clampdown.

Stay put, officials urge adventure seekers

Despite repeated warnings from public health authorities to stick close to home and avoid travel between regions, officials in western Quebec and eastern Ontario say many are still ignoring the rules.

Province gives family facing $2.8M drug bill a glimmer of hope

A Pikwàkanagàn First Nation family can now apply for government help to cover a $2.8-million drug that could change the course of their 14-month-old son's life.

Family pinning hopes on fundraisers for toddler's $2.8M treatment

A Pikwàkanagàn First Nation family is scrambling to raise millions of dollars for to provide a cure for their 14-month-old's genetic disorder, spinal muscular atrophy, before he turns two.

Hundreds of doctors, scientists call for action on COVID-19 aerosols

Hundreds of scientists, doctors, engineers and other experts are calling on Canada to take stronger action on limiting the airborne spread of COVID-19.

City to open 4 COVID-19 vaccination clinics

COVID-19 vaccination clinics will soon open at four sites in Ottawa, public health officials said Monday, but the speed with which the general population is inoculated still rests largely with the province.

CHEO lactation pilot program a victory for breastfeeding advocates

A new pilot program at CHEO is testing out what difference it could make if the hospital hired a full-time lactation consultant to help parents feed their infants and toddlers while they're in hospital.

NCC expanding winter trail network in Ottawa

After selling a record number of winter passes to Gatineau Park this year, the National Capital Commission (NCC) says it's turning its attention to its trail network in Ottawa, adding another 24 kilometres.

Rideau Street ready for its big reveal

Ottawa's Rideau Street is set to reopen Saturday after five years under construction, and the local city councillor says when it does, the downtown strip will have a whole new look and feel. 

OPH flu shot clinics see nearly 5-fold increase

Ottawa Public Health saw nearly five times as many people roll up their sleeves for a flu shot at its clinics this year compared to last, the city's medical officer of health says.