Where to find your local news during the COVID-19 crisis

As an integral part of the CBC’s Coronavirus Pandemic coverage, the CBC Ottawa team is working hard to bring you the latest local news and updates from our community.

CBC Ottawa will continue to serve our community with robust local news programming


As an integral part of the CBC's Coronavirus Pandemic coverage, the CBC Ottawa team is working hard to bring you the latest local news and updates from our community on radio, TV and online.

We've created a breakdown below of what this means for your local news. We will continue to update this page as changes occur during this constantly evolving time. 


The way we tell stories is evolving, but the CBC Ottawa News team is committed to bringing you a complete breakdown weeknights at 6 p.m. on how COVID-19 is affecting our community. Watch CBC Ottawa's local newscast on television, with more updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the CBC Ottawa website.  

Our Ottawa, CBC's weekend current affairs show, is on temporary hiatus.


Ottawa Morning, Ontario Today, All In A Day and In Town And Out will continue to be part of our regularly scheduled programming, accompanied by special national COVID-19 coverage when breaking announcements and new developments arise. You can listen live on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM, the CBC Listen app or

The Current with Matt Galloway will be extended until noon with the latest updates from the prime minister and public health officials, as well as stories from Canadians here and abroad, who are dealing with the fallout from the virus. It will also share stories of hope and inspiration.

This programming change means q will now broadcast live at 9 pm on weeknights. Host Tom Power will also continue to make regular appearances on The Current to bring stories of artists coping with COVID-19, feature interviews and recommendations on culture to consume during this time of social isolation.


To get the most up-to-date coverage of COVID-19 in Ottawa, visit and follow our social media coverage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to our weekly local newsletter, You Otta Know

Plus, access breaking news updates on the CBC News, CBC Gem and CBC Listen apps as well as the CBC's coronavirus newsletter

CBC News Network will continue to be available to all Canadians for free on television and will also stream live on CBC Gem, and the CBC News app.