Julie Ireton

Senior Reporter

Julie Ireton is a senior reporter who works on investigations and enterprise news features at CBC Ottawa. She's also the host of the new CBC investigative podcast, The Band Played On. You can reach her at julie.ireton@cbc.ca

Latest from Julie Ireton

Has this eastern Ontario startup created the firefighting product of the future?

Quincy Emmons and Zackery Hodgen believe their non-toxic flame suppressamt could help douse the wildfires currently ravaging Australia. But before their product can fly anywhere, it needs the approval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Calls for city to enforce law to tackle 'ghost hotel' abuses

Centretown resident Colin Gillespie has had big issues with the "ghost hotel" next to his Gilmour Street home for months, but he didn't realize until a fatal shooting this week the short-term rental was actually illegal.

Fatal shooting sparks call for more police in Centretown neighbourhood

Centretown community association president Shawn Barber wants an increased police presence in his neighbourhood to continue after one man was killed and three other male victims were seriously injured in a Wednesday morning shooting at a Gilmour Street house.

No legal guarantee of bathroom breaks for bus drivers

OC Transpo bus drivers complaining about a lack of bathroom breaks aren't about to get any relief from federal or provincial labour laws.

Revised plan for nuclear waste site fails to convince critics

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) says only "low-level" nuclear waste would be allowed at the planned facility near the Ottawa River, but that revision hasn't appeased critics.

Councillor calling for state of emergency over homelessness

As women fleeing dangerous domestic situations are forced to sleep in their cars and languish in shelters, Coun. Catherine McKenney is calling for the city to declare a state of emergency over its ongoing housing crisis.

Women fleeing violence forced to seek refuge outside Ottawa

Women fleeing dangerous domestic situations in Ottawa are being forced to seek refuge in communities outside the city, far from their jobs, schools, doctors and support networks, according to advocates.

Hundreds of women fleeing abuse turned away by shelters

Women's shelters in Ottawa say nearly 700 women fleeing abuse have been turned away since April because there aren't enough beds, leaving them with few safe options.

Landlord finds millions of confidential files left by defunct IT firm

When one of Gregg Patterson's commercial tenants packed up and moved out in the middle of the night, leaving behind hard drives, computer servers and bankers boxes full of documents, he could have just dumped it all at the curb. He's glad he didn't.

Rape crisis centres call on attorney general to reverse cuts

A network of sexual assault and rape crisis centres across Ontario is demanding Ontario's attorney general reverse recent changes to victim compensation services.

Sexual abuse survivors angry after province cuts crime victims fund

Some victims of violent crime and sexual abuse say the recent elimination of a compensation program means they can no longer get counselling services they desperately need.

Ottawa-Gatineau voters play it safe

Change nibbled around the edges of eastern Ottawa and western Quebec's federal races, but with one exception, the status quo stuck.

Parties get out the vote in the swing riding of Kanata–Carleton

On the last weekend before the federal election, hundreds of volunteers around the rural-suburban riding will be knocking on doors, handing out literature and repeating party promises in an attempt to get out the vote Monday.

Health care, pharmacare top of mind among senior voters

By 2031, there will be nearly nine million seniors in Canada. They tend to vote, so paying attention to their concerns about health care and pharmacare is a priority for the candidates.

Indigenous issues refusing to be ignored this election

More than half of Canada's Indigenous population of more than 1.6 million now lives in urban centres, including more than 42,000 in Ottawa — and more than ever before, they're voting.