Idil Mussa


Idil Mussa is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa.

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Ontario back-to-school plan worries some immunocompromised parents

Parents with compromised immune systems in Ottawa are worried about the province's plan to return elementary students to school full time.

Campaign underway to name park after renowned Inuk artist

An Ottawa woman is campaigning to have a park in Sandy Hill named after internationally renowned Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. 

Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Some parents in Ottawa have decided not to send their children to daycare amid rising cases of COVID-19 cases and a rash of outbreaks at child-care facilities over the past week.

Decision in Montsion manslaughter trial expected in October

Closing arguments in the trial of Const. Daniel Montsion wrapped up Wednesday with the Crown asserting his punches to Abdirahman Abdi's head during a violent arrest caused the Somali-Canadian man's death.

Montsion should have known the harm his assault gloves could cause, argues Crown

The force used by Const. Daniel Montsion to arrest Abdirahman Abdi was excessive and he ought to have known the damage his assault gloves would cause, argued the Crown in closing arguments Tuesday.

Montsion's assault gloves part of his uniform, defence argues

The assault gloves worn by Const. Daniel Montsion during Abdirahman Abdi's fatal arrest were a part of his uniform and not offensive equipment, argued his defence lawyer Tuesday.

Montsion's use of force in Abdi arrest was appropriate and reasonable, defence argues

Const. Daniel Montsion's use of force during the fatal arrest of Abdirahman Abdi was appropriate, reasonable and proportionate to the situation, argued his defence lawyer during closing arguments Monday.

Montsion trial set to resume today with closing arguments

The manslaughter trial of Ottawa police Const. Daniel Montsion, charged in the fatal 2016 arrest of Abdirahman Abdi, is scheduled to resume today after being delayed due to COVID-19.

OCDSB upholds sanctions against trustee Blackburn

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) upheld its decision on Thursday to sanction trustee Donna Blackburn for her statements about a Black teenager.

Area's top doctor surprised Calypso water park will not be allowed to reopen 

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit's top doctor said he's surprised a water park in Limoges, Ont., was not granted permission to reopen as part of the province's Stage 3 plan.

A tale of 2 cinemas: As one prepares to raise the curtain, another remains dark

While one Ottawa movie theatre prepares to reopen for Stage 3, another has decided the province's strict 50-patron limit just isn't viable.

Ottawa police apologize for handling of 911 call about Black man in Barrhaven park

Ottawa police are apologizing for their handling of a 911 call from a white woman about a Black man she said wouldn't move out of her way on a popular park trail in Barrhaven.

Star-crossed lovers who can't cross border ponder marriage

Jessica Stopes is Canadian. Ryan Howard is American. Because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, the unwed couple can't cross the Canada-U.S. border to see each other. And while they may be lonely, they're far from alone.

OCDSB calls Blackburn's comments to Black teen an act of anti-Black racism

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is calling trustee Donna Blackburn's actions toward a Black teen earlier this year "an act of anti-Black racism."

Police offer reward, release video in hopes of catching Ashton Dickson's killers

Three years to the day after football star Ashton Dickson was gunned down outside a Rideau Street nightclub, Ottawa police are offering a reward of up to $75,000 for information leading to an arrest in the unsolved killing.