Laura Glowacki


Laura Glowacki is a reporter based in Ottawa and Winnipeg. Previously, she worked 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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Record-breaking snow possible in Ottawa, surrounding region

A storm will soon bring unusually heavy snow for this time of year.

New rental regulations too weak to stop slumlords, advocates say

A new plan by the City of Ottawa to compel landlords to maintain their properties doesn't adequately protect tenants from slum conditions, says ACORN Ottawa.

Stonebridge calls for unity after bitter fight over golf course levy

Residents of a Barrhaven suburb say a vote on whether to pay an annual levy to buy the area's golf course pitted neighbours against neighbours, and it's time for the community to come together again.

Teen athlete benched by decades-old transfer rule

A teenage wrestling champion and hockey player from Stittsville says she's been barred from joining her school's sports teams because of an Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) regulation dating back to the 1980s.

Grenade scare sparked shelter evacuation

Explosives specialists removed an object resembling a hand grenade from a ByWard Market homeless shelter on the weekend, Ottawa police confirmed Thursday.

Fixing morale at Ottawa police will take more than money, union says

Repairing the damaged workplace culture at the Ottawa Police Service will take more than what's contained in the budget tabled this week by the new chief, the head of the Ottawa Police Association says.

Ottawa-trained singer shows off talent in Middle East version of The Voice

A graduate of Carleton University's music program is one of tonight's contestants on The Voice Ahla Sawt, the Middle East version of the popular program where aspiring singers vie for fame.

Chiarelli's absence a concern for College ward residents

Some College ward residents say they feel like they've lost their voice at city hall during Coun. Rick Chiarelli's months-long absence.

Photo project challenges xenophobia by exposing 'scary immigrants'

Aanjalie Roane's #scaryimmigrants series makes its point by underscoring photos of ordinary people with 'absurd' tropes about newcomers.

With election over, Orléans councillors see chance to fix traffic woes

Now that the federal election is over, Orléans-area councillors say it's time for local MPs to pressure the National Capital Commission to support their preferred plan for a local boulevard extension.

Long-running charity breakfast cancelled for 2019

Christmas Cheer Ottawa has cancelled its annual breakfast, with organizers saying they weren't able to find the right place to host it.

Man stabbed in mugging at Tim Hortons

Ottawa police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a mugging at a Tim Hortons in Ottawa's Vanier neighbourhood early Saturday morning. 

Montreal nurses heading to Shawville to bolster birth unit

Two nurses from Montreal are heading to Shawville, Que., to keep Pontiac Hospital's chronically short-staffed birthing unit open, the regional health authority says.

Vulgar slur painted across MP Catherine McKenna's office

Whoever spray-painted a vulgar word across the front window of Catherine McKenna's campaign office overnight has failed in their attempt to chase women out of politics, the Ottawa Centre MP said Thursday.

Hwy. 417 reopens after crews install Harmer Avenue bridge span

Traffic on Highway 417 is back to normal after crews installed the main span of the new Harmer Avenue pedestrian and cycling bridge overnight.