Laurie Fagan

CBC Reporter

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Made-in-Ottawa technology connecting loved ones with a single touch

An Ottawa company has come up with an easy-to-use video chat platform for families who can't visit their loved ones in hospitals or nursing homes because of COVID-19.

Ottawa researcher uses AI, Twitter to track suicide risk among students

A mental health expert in Ottawa says he's developed a method of using artificial intelligence to comb social media and accurately assess the risk of suicide among university students.

Loan program 'loophole' could sink Ottawa swimsuit maker

The co-owner of an Ottawa custom clothing manufacturing business is angry he's being shut out of a program that could help his company survive the COVID-19 lockdown.

Mom pleads for consistent treatment to deal with son's violent outbursts

The mother of a seven-year-old boy whose violent outbursts have repeatedly gotten him kicked out of school is pleading for consistent treatment for her son instead of the hodgepodge of therapy he's been receiving, often with mixed results.

Cornwall cancer patient's got a friend in James Taylor

The American singer/songwriter sent a special video message to fan Darrell Johnson, who's been diagnosed with glioblastoma. A nurse at the hospice where Johnson is living tracked the musician down.

Snow removal company's abrupt closure leaves 1,500 customers out in the cold

Some 1,500 residential customers of an Ottawa snow removal company have been left holding the shovel after two of its branches abruptly announced they're shutting down, effective immediately. 

CHEO bursting at the seams

Ottawa's children's hospital, CHEO, operated over capacity two out of every three days during the first half of 2019, more than than any other acute-care hospital in the city.  

Clinic on wheels delivering extra help to injection site clients

People who use supervised injection sites in Ottawa will now have access to primary care and psychiatric help from health professionals operating out of a mobile van.   

How VR is letting palliative patients 'complete their bucket list'

A pair of virtual reality headsets at a hospice in Cornwall, Ont., is offering palliative care patients hope and a small escape from reality.

'I'm getting my life back,' Kingston man says after long-awaited surgery

Five years after being diagnosed with a urological condition that caused him pain and embarrassment, Bill Bagyan has finally undergone surgery, and says it's turned his life around.