Laura Glowacki


Laura Glowacki is a reporter based in Ottawa. Previously, she worked as a reporter in Winnipeg and as an associate producer for CBC's Metro Morning in Toronto. Find her on Twitter @glowackiCBC and reach her by email at

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NAC says $18.2M in federal relief 'a beacon of light'

The National Arts Centre says a cash payout from the federal government is enough to wipe away its deficit and cover operational costs in the coming months as it plans for an eventual reopening.

Even the water bottles are 2 metres apart: Has COVID-19 changed team sports forever?

As recreational sports gradually resume across Ontario, organizers say they're taking the necessary steps to keep players safe. But are the strict new measures enough?

What we know so far about the Rideau Hall intruder

The armed man who gained entry to the grounds of Rideau Hall Thursday morning came from Bowsman, Man., about 390 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, and owned a small sausage-making business, CBC News has learned. RCMP said Friday he was not known to police but came to the capital armed with several weapons.

More COVID-19 cases linked to 3rd Kingston-area nail salon

Public health authorities in Kingston, Ont., say more people have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Georgia Nail Salon, the third personal care business in the area to be linked to an outbreak of the respiratory illness.

City to step up park patrols on Canada Day

Ottawa police and bylaw officers will be out in force this Canada Day, patrolling the city's parks and beaches to make sure people respect the ongoing ban on large gatherings in Ontario.

Pandemic fast-tracks planned improvements to ByWard Market

A plan to transform Ottawa's ByWard Market is still in the draft stage, but many of the changes it recommends, such as beautifying streets and creating more space for pedestrians, are already happening, thanks largely to the pandemic. 

Ottawa Public Library expanding holds and pickup, releasing new bestsellers

Ottawa Public Library users will soon be able to make hold requests, take out a new bestseller and drop by more branches for contactless pickups, according to the city's latest reopening plan.

Scientists aren't waiting around for governments to launch antibody testing

Canadian scientists counting on antibody testing to learn more about COVID-19 and how to fight the respiratory illness aren't waiting for the government — increasingly, they're forging ahead themselves.

Why a 1% infection rate might not be a win for Ottawa

There's a concerning paradox about Ottawa's relatively low number of COVID-19 cases: while on one hand it's a public health success, it also leaves the city vulnerable, epidemiologists caution.

Pedestrian killed, cyclist seriously injured in Champlain Bridge crash

A pedestrian is dead and a cyclistis in critical condition after a serious crash near the Champlain Bridge Wednesday night, RCMP say.

Dive in? City working out how and when to open public pools

Public pool operators across the city say they are still trying to figure out how to reopen swimming facilities now that the provincial guidelines allow the reopening of pools and splash pads on Friday. 

Charities that depend on Sens Foundation hopeful funding will continue

Ottawa charities that receive support from the Ottawa Senators Foundation say they're hopeful funding will continue despite plans for the foundation and the hockey club to part ways next month.

Women, health-care workers account for bulk of Ottawa's COVID-19 cases

As Ottawa nears 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, new open data released by Ottawa Public Health is helping form a picture of the disease's impact on the city, and revealing who's been most affected.

Working well at home takes, well, work, experts say

Millions of Canadians have had to manage working from home since the start of the pandemic, juggling family life and office demands, all while trying to stay sane as a deadly virus spreads through their communities.

Mobility data suggests Ottawa may be falling back into old travel habits

Mobility data compiled by Apple shows people are slowly starting to move around more — which may put them at greater risk of getting the COVID-19 virus, says Ottawa Public Health.