Laurie Fagan

CBC Reporter

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Mom pleads for consistent treatment to deal with son's violent outbursts

The mother of a seven-year-old boy whose violent outbursts have repeatedly gotten him kicked out of school is pleading for consistent treatment for her son instead of the hodgepodge of therapy he's been receiving, often with mixed results.

Cornwall cancer patient's got a friend in James Taylor

The American singer/songwriter sent a special video message to fan Darrell Johnson, who's been diagnosed with glioblastoma. A nurse at the hospice where Johnson is living tracked the musician down.

Snow removal company's abrupt closure leaves 1,500 customers out in the cold

Some 1,500 residential customers of an Ottawa snow removal company have been left holding the shovel after two of its branches abruptly announced they're shutting down, effective immediately. 

CHEO bursting at the seams

Ottawa's children's hospital, CHEO, operated over capacity two out of every three days during the first half of 2019, more than than any other acute-care hospital in the city.  

Clinic on wheels delivering extra help to injection site clients

People who use supervised injection sites in Ottawa will now have access to primary care and psychiatric help from health professionals operating out of a mobile van.   

How VR is letting palliative patients 'complete their bucket list'

A pair of virtual reality headsets at a hospice in Cornwall, Ont., is offering palliative care patients hope and a small escape from reality.

'I'm getting my life back,' Kingston man says after long-awaited surgery

Five years after being diagnosed with a urological condition that caused him pain and embarrassment, Bill Bagyan has finally undergone surgery, and says it's turned his life around.

Christy Natsis granted full parole

The Pembroke, Ont., dentist, convicted in 2015 of drunk driving in a horrific collision that killed a father of three, served 13 months of a five-year sentence.

Blocked beds costing Ottawa hospitals millions

On a typical day, Ottawa hospitals spend more than a quarter of a million dollars caring for patients who are occupying beds they don't really need. 

Police chief promising action plan on discrimination

Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly says an action plan to tackle racial discrimination among officers on the force is coming in January.

Appeal court reverses SPCA ruling

The Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a lower court ruling that the Charter rights of a Perth, Ont. man were violated over certain enforcement powers of the provincial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Ottawa's restructured LHIN now stretches to Scarborough

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has been replaced with a temporary body to administer health care for a much larger geographic region.

Kingston man waits years for surgery to relieve painful condition

Bill Bagyan, who suffers from urethral stricture disease, has waited four years for surgery to relieve the painful condition. This week, the operation was cancelled yet again.

Long wait for home care 'should not be happening,' says health minister

Christine Elliott said she's aware of the shortage of personal support workers (PSWs) in Ottawa and vowed the Progressive Conservatives are taking measures to stem the number of workers leaving the profession.

PSW shortage stranding patients in hospital

Maria Konopeskas, who has cerebral palsy, has an accessible apartment waiting for her. But nearly two years after undergoing relatively minor surgery, a severe shortage of personal support workers has left her languishing in a hospital bed.