Idil Mussa


Idil Mussa is a reporter for CBC News in Ottawa.

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Pride organizers staying vigilant following altercation

Organizers of Capital Pride are keeping a close eye on security after a group of religious protesters interrupted a drag queen storytelling event on Saturday in Ottawa.

Ontario strawberries rebound 'with a vengeance' after cold, wet spring

Berry farmers in Ontario are celebrating a bumper strawberry crop after a late start to the growing season.  

Mom finds out about schoolyard bullying incident on Facebook

An Ottawa mother is upset her daughter's school failed to notify her about a bullying incident involving her daughter — an incident she only found out about through social media.

Parents hopeful cabinet shuffle will bring 'new blood' to autism file

Ottawa parents say it's not too late for the Progressive Conservatives to change course on autism funding now that Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod has been removed from the ministry overseeing it.  

Councillor asks why there's still no online booking for Para Transpo

Newly elected Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King is wondering where the online reservation system for Para Transpo customers is.

LeBreton Flats do-over starts with clean slate

The National Capital Commission is shuffling how it plans the latest development of LeBreton Flats.

Teen didn't disarm police officer at Glowfair, witness says

A woman who witnessed the arrest of a 17-year-old boy at the Glowfair Festival Friday night says she believes the teen never tried to disarm the police officer.

Lawyer worries legal aid changes will affect quality of defence

An Ottawa lawyer is concerned recent changes to Ontario's legal aid system could affect the quality of representation certain people get.

ByWard Market eatery could take a year to rise from the ashes

The owner of Vittoria Trattoria, the William Street restaurant that caught fire in April, says it could take up to a year before his business reopens.

Consular officials too slow to help jailed Canadian women, MP says

An NDP MP is criticizing what she's characterizing as Canada's lacklustre response to the plight of two Canadian women jailed in Somaliland.

U of O refusing to offer food-free lectures, severely allergic student says

A University of Ottawa student with severe food allergies says she can't attend classes because the school won't accommodate her request for food-free lectures.

Canadian women released from jail in Somaliland

Two Canadian women jailed in Somalia and facing 40 lashes have been released, according to sources.

Revenu Québec number connects callers to 'hottest chat line in town'

A toll-free help line number provided by Revenu Québec actually connects callers to a chat line for singles.

PC budget cancels $1B in transit cash for city

Ottawa's city manager says the Progressive Conservative government's decision to scrap proposed changes to the municipal share of gas tax funding won't impact LRT Stage 2.

Faulty radios pose serious safety risk, police unions say

The unions representing Ottawa police officers claim the new radio system being used by the force is faulty, putting the safety of police and the public at risk.