Kimberley Molina


Kimberley Molina is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. She has also worked in several cities in Western Canada. She can be reached at or follow her on Twitter @KimberleyMolina.

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English teachers in western Quebec vote overwhelmingly for 5-day strike

English teachers in western Quebec could walk off the job as early as the middle of next month after voting overwhelmingly in favour of striking.

Nursing home offering lodging, bonuses to entice PSWs

An eastern Ontario long-term care home is so desperate for personal support workers (PSWs) it's offering free accommodation and thousands of dollars in signing bonuses to fresh recruits.

Business owners under financial, emotional strain as lockdown extended

Some business owners in the Ottawa area say the uncertainty surrounding Ontario's current lockdown is draining them both financially and emotionally.

COVID-19 outbreak at shelter a 'predictable, perfect storm'

A COVID-19 outbreak at an Ottawa homeless shelter last spring began when two women who were living there contracted the illness while working at long-term care homes in the city.

Group urges leniency for Gatineau's homeless as curfew nears

A group that advocates on behalf of homeless people in Gatineau, Que., is calling for a moratorium on ticketing near that city's shelters and warming centres during Quebec's provincewide curfew.

Ottawa tenant's eviction a symptom of a larger problem, advocate says

Amanda Proulx was evicted Tuesday after falling more than $16,000 behind on her rent. She had quit her job to care for her fiancé, who died last month.

COVID-19 tests at Ottawa airport unlikely, says authority

As the Ford government calls for COVID-19 testing for international travellers, Ottawa's airport likely wouldn't be on the shortlist of sites to administer those tests.

COVID-19 self-isolation centre coming to Ottawa

Ottawa residents who contract COVID-19 and fear putting their families at risk will now have the option to self-isolate at a local hotel, thanks to a multi-million dollar grant from the federal government.

Broken boiler cuts heat, hot water at nearly two dozen Heron Gate homes

A tenant in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood says she and her family had to use their oven to stay warm this weekend after a broken boiler cut the heat and hot water at nearly two dozen homes. The management company said it fixed the situation Sunday night.

Charges against 12 arrested during Black, Indigenous lives demonstration stayed

Charges against 12 people arrested during a demonstration in support of Black and Indigenous lives last month have been stayed.

Going home for the holidays? Don't, experts advise

Despite warnings that travelling to family gathering could jeopardize the gains Ottawa has made in curbing the spread of COVID-19, it appears many families are about to ignore that advice.

Ringette players feel they're getting the short end of the stick on outdoor rink

Ringette gets two hours of ice time a week at Ottawa's Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink, run in part by the city, while hockey gets 42 hours.

Some Ottawa Public Health programs slowly returning

Ottawa's public health agency is getting ready to restart some community programs that were suspended indefinitely at the start of the pandemic, but the city's medical officer of health says not all will return in quite the same way as before.

Campaign on to encourage holiday shopping at local businesses

As the holiday season accelerates into full swing, local businesses are hoping to avoid ringing in the new year with for-lease signs hanging in store windows by encouraging customers to spend their dollars at the shop around the corner.

Isolating residents failed to stop COVID-19 at hard-hit nursing home

The daughter of a resident at an Ottawa nursing home that's been grappling with a severe COVID-19 outbreak since late September wants to know how her mother became infected despite remaining isolated in her room for weeks.