Leah Hansen

CBC Journalist

Leah Hansen is a journalist with CBC Ottawa. You can contact her at leah.hansen@cbc.ca or on Twitter @leahmariehansen.

Latest from Leah Hansen

Advocates push for bystander training amid LRT harassment worries

Safety advocates in Ottawa are pushing for a comprehensive plan including bystander training to prevent harassment on the Confederation Line ahead of the LRT system's anticipated launch next month. 

Indigenous tradition meets pop culture, 1 bead at a time

It's time-consuming, it's intricate, and it's a passion that's intertwined with identity itself.

'I was really stunned': Westboro residents awake to vandalism spree

People living on Tweedsmuir Avenue woke up Sunday morning to a scene of smashed car windshields and broken side mirrors, leaving them stunned and frustrated.

Drownings are down in Ontario this year — but perhaps not for long

Fewer people have drowned in Ontario in 2019 compared to previous years, but experts say the trend isn't likely to hold. 

Meet one of Ottawa's most prolific chalk artists

Armed with coloured chalk, a metre stick, and a few damp cloths, Andy Brown spends hours each week designing art for chalkboards at bars across Ottawa — as he’s done for over three decades.

Marching toward 1M: 7 moments that marked Ottawa's growth into a big city

CBC spoke with some of the people at the centre of significant milestones in our city's history about their memories of those moments.

What do you want to see at Lansdowne Park?

As the group in charge of Lansdowne Park contemplates how to bring in more revenue, Ottawa residents are voicing their own opinions about what they'd like to see in the space.

'They've had enough': Ottawa doctor safely back home after fleeing Haiti protests

An Ottawa doctor on a humanitarian mission in Haiti since late January says he's happy to be alive after political unrest and violent protests threatened his return to Canada.

New winter Pride festival a celebration, reminder of fight for equality

This year's Winterlude festival comes with a first for Ottawa's LGBTQ community — the inaugural Pride celebration held in sub-zero temperatures.

Paul Dewar remembered as an advocate for Ottawa

Paul Dewar, the former NDP MP for Ottawa Centre, is being remembered by the community as a champion for human rights and youth activism — and as a tireless advocate for a better community.