Laurie Fagan

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Antidepressant shortages cause anxiety for patients with mental illnesses

With two popular depression medications in short supply, mental health experts say prescribing generic replacements or different drugs can lead to relapse and a new set of side effects.

'Smelly and gross' green bins major barrier to increased use: study

Starting next month, Ottawa residents will be able to use plastic bags in their green bins — and city officials are hoping that will reduce negative impressions about the organic waste program.
Reporter's Notebook

The D-Day story I never told — until now

Twenty-five years ago, CBC reporter Laurie Fagan accompanied a group of Canadian D-Day veterans back to Normandy. Here's the one story she never told.

9 months later, Dunrobin tornado victims still can't move back home

When a ferocious tornado ripped a large hole in the roof of Grace Campbell's Dunrobin home last September, she never imagined that almost nine months later her family would still be living in a rental home while she awaited repairs.

Aunt of missing Kitigan Zibi teen applauds MMIWG recommendations

The aunt of an Indigenous teenager who disappeared from her home on a reserve near Maniwaki, Que., more than a decade ago is applauding the recommendations contained in the final report of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry.

Former high school teacher guilty of sexual assault gets 2 months in jail

A disgraced former Ottawa high school math teacher was sentenced to two months in jail and two years of probation for sexually assaulting two of his underage female students in 2016.

Highrise condo buyer denied insurance due to flood emergency

Aviva Canada is denying home protection insurance for a new highrise condo. The reason? Ottawa's state of emergency, declared in April due to flooding in some parts of town.

Mayors demand independent review of dam operations

Mayors from Renfrew County and flooded municipalities west of it are calling for an independent review of how Ontario Power Generation (OPG) operates its dams along the Ottawa River.

No simple solution to Ottawa River flooding

On L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, cottagers are desperately seeking a solution to the spring flooding that's become a near-annual event here — but they're discovering there are no easy answers.

Ottawa River flooding a 'natural disaster' and not mismanagement, regulator says

The Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat insists this spring's historic flooding along the waterway is a natural disaster and not mismanagement of the dams owned by hydro-electric companies or its own actions.

Crown seeking up to 4 years for driver in crash that killed 2 teen passengers

An Ottawa Crown prosecutor is asking for a sentence of up to four years for a young man who was at the wheel in a crash that killed two teenage passengers and injured another in June 2017.

It's curtains for straws, other plastics at the NAC

The National Arts Centre is replacing the 500,000 plastic containers and utensils it goes through each year with compostable versions that will help fertilize a new rooftop garden.

Accused raided victim's pantry during alleged assault, Crown says

An Ottawa woman accused of sexual assault and kidnapping testified Tuesday that the alleged victim wanted her pubic hair removed, and denied taking part in the July 2015 assault, which took place in her apartment.

CHEO's new autism therapy fees too expensive, says parent

Some Ottawa parents of children with autism say they won't be purchasing therapy from the eastern Ontario's children's hospital because it's too expensive.

2nd peak unlikely, river regulator says

The Ottawa River is unlikely to see a second peak near the capital this spring, according to the agency that regulates reservoir levels along the river basin.