Michelle Allan


Michelle Allan is a reporter with CBC Ottawa who was previously the CBC’s Kingston reporter. She has also written for the Globe and Mail. Michelle has a master’s degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. She is half of the two-person team that won a 2021 Canadian Association of Journalists national award for investigative journalism You can reach her at michelle.allan@cbc.ca.

Latest from Michelle Allan

Police to ramp up presence at Panda Game with aim to prevent chaos

Police say they've learned from last year's Panda Game and are hopeful the changes they've made will prevent Saturday's parties from being a repeat of last year's chaos, but student and community groups say there's still more that could be done.

Protesters march through downtown Ottawa, burn headscarf in demonstration against Iran

With the death of a young Iranian woman in police custody sparking demonstrations around the world, hundreds of people took to the streets of Ottawa Sunday to protest against Iran's Islamic Republic.

Some fear for Outaouais economy in wake of Bill 96

Some businesses and communities says they're willing to comply with the controversial French-language amendments in Quebec's Bill 96 — but that it may come at a cost.

Housing could be the foundation of Kingston's mayoral race

Incumbent Bryan Paterson said he plans to focus on building more housing to increase supply. The three other candidates all say they're tenants and they want to improve affordability instead of adding to the overall supply.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre under investigation

The investigation was sparked by an anonymous complaint into the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre's community housing portfolio, said CEO Christopher McIntosh in an emailed statement. 

Major fire at Gatineau overdose prevention centre

A major fire broke out overnight Saturday at the Centre d'Intervention et de Prévention en Toxicomanie de l'Outaouais (CIPTO) in Gatineau.

RCAF, Quebec drilling company help in rescue of trapped miners in Dominican Republic

The Royal Canadian Air Force and a Quebec drilling company teamed up to help rescue two miners in the Dominican Republic that were trapped underground.

Tenants who use mobility devices stranded by elevator outage at downtown building

Residents at 145 Clarence St. say both of the building's elevators haven't worked for a week, stranding more than a dozen people who use mobility devices. The non-profit that owns the building has warned they'll likely have to wait another week before they'll be fixed.

New registration system for city swim lessons, other programs coming as frustrations mount

The City of Ottawa says a new online registration system for swimming lessons is on the way later this year, and parents who have been struggling to sign up their children say it can't come soon enough.

Councillor, union call for more organization from OC Transpo amid cancelled trips

After OC Transpo cancelled more than 300 trips this weekend, the drivers' union says the transit agency's lack of organization is partly to blame. While the city has attributed the cancellations to staff shortages, the union says it won't improve until OC Transpo addresses scheduling issues that interrupt routes.