Kate Porter


Kate Porter covers municipal affairs for CBC Ottawa. Over the past 15 years, she has also produced in-depth reports for radio, web and TV, regularly presented the radio news, and covered the arts beat.

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Golf course owner takes 1st swing at Kanata redevelopment

The owner of the Kanata Golf and Country Club has officially submitted plans to redevelop the 71-hectare course that weaves through Kanata, despite months of backlash from longtime neighbours.

OC Transpo's No. 95 workhorse to ride off into the night

The No. 95 bus, OC Transpo's busiest route that has carried residents through the city and through the decades, will be retired in the early hours of Sunday morning.

OC Transpo's 'biggest service change ever' just 4 days away

OC Transpo has hooked pamphlets to the grab rails in buses, sent brochures to every home and launched a social media hashtag, all in an effort to tell residents about the massive, system-wide changes coming Oct. 6.

Trinity offers cash in lieu of affordable housing at tower project

Trinity Development Group has agreed to pay the city more than $6 million toward future affordable housing, but it's unlikely any of those units will be in what will become Ottawa's tallest building at 900 Albert St.

Chiarelli allegations: What happens now?

Coun. Rick Chiarelli is not officially on leave and is still being paid. He denies the accounts of six women who say he behaved inappropriately. What could happen next?

No verbal reprimand for councillor who 'bullied' couple

There will be no public reprimand for Coun. George Darouze, who was found last week by the integrity commissioner to have "bullied and intimidated" a couple in his ward.

2 groups vying for baseball stadium lease

Two "viable, legitimate" groups have approached the City of Ottawa about leasing its baseball stadium now that the struggling Champions are in default, councillors learned Wednesday.

'It's been a long year': City, Hydro Ottawa look back on 2018 tornadoes

One year after tornadoes ripped through the Dunrobin, Merivale and Greenboro neighbourhoods, the City of Ottawa is only now summing up its lessons learned.

City pools need to up their game, sport council says

The City of Ottawa is being urged to think beyond aquafit classes and focus instead on hosting high-profile swimming and diving competitions as it decides how it wants to build future recreational facilities.

Minor variance or major monstrosity? Château wall request sparks outcry

The owner of the Château ​​​​​Laurier sought approval Wednesday from the city's committee of adjustment for its retaining wall, as a room full of high-profile critics were determined to fight the hotel's controversial addition.

Waste Management pays steep penalty over missed pickups

Waste Management has been penalized more than $200,000 for failing to live up to its garbage collection contract in Ottawa's west end, city councillors on the environment committee heard Tuesday.

Inaugural LRT commute 'very good on all fronts,' transit boss says

Transit officials say they were pleased by the smooth transition commuters made to light rail on Monday morning, a day OC Transpo has been planning for years.

City seeking redress as west end garbage woes pile up

West Ottawa residents whose garbage and recycling has been sitting at the curb for days awaiting pickup should soon get some relief, the city is promising.

Ottawa Champions owner hopes to sell team in coming weeks

The owner of the Ottawa Champions hopes to sell the baseball team by the end of the month, and city councillors are already coming up with ways to be on firmer financial footing with any future tenant of the stadium on Coventry Road.

LRT ready to roll, transit boss reports

After an elaborate rehearsal and dozens of drills, the Confederation Line is ready for its launch on Saturday, the city says.