Marc-André Cossette

Reporter and Associate Producer

Marc-André Cossette is a reporter with CBC Ottawa. He also works as an associate producer with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. Connect with him on Twitter @MarcCossette.

Latest from Marc-André Cossette

Residents question 2-year timeline to replace Harmer Avenue bridge

With its rusty, sagging chain-link canopy, it isn’t hard to see why the time has come to replace the 55-year-old Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge. But some neighbours are wondering why the city needs two years to get the job done.

Sexual assault reports up more than 50 per cent in Kingston, Ont.

Kingston, Ont., saw the biggest spike in violent crime among all Canadian cities last year, according to new data from Statistics Canada, with a 53 per cent jump in police-reported sexual assaults driving much of the increase.

Window contractors press PCs for more time to complete retrofits

Window contractors are scrambling to complete a surge of orders after the Ontario PC government scrapped the GreenON rebate program last month.

Drivers slam bridge detour as city defends shared route

Cyclists aren’t the only ones slamming the city’s new Harmer Avenue bridge detour. Drivers say they worry the shared route will anger impatient motorists and endanger the safety of cyclists on the road.

Fix 'dangerous' Harmer Bridge detour on Holland Avenue, cyclists urge

Ottawa cyclists are calling on the city to change a new detour on Holland Avenue, warning that it has created testy — even dangerous — conditions for commuters along the busy route.

Ontario coroner investigating 3 possible heat-related deaths

Ontario's chief coroner has confirmed that his office is investigating three deaths as potentially tied to the recent extreme heat that has gripped much of the province.

Experts pan ministry's cancellation of Indigenous curriculum revisions

Experts are slamming the Ontario Ministry of Education's last-minute cancellation of an Indigenous curriculum revision project, worried the decision might signal the PC government's intention to abandon reconciliation efforts.

CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of July 1

How closely did you follow the past seven days in local news? Take our quiz and find out.

Ottawa police investigate swarming aboard OC Transpo bus after Bluesfest show

Ottawa police are warning Bluesfest concert-goers to be mindful of their personal security aboard OC Transpo buses, after an alleged swarming on Saturday night involving at least five victims and more than 10 suspects.

Gatineau goes dumpster diving to expose composting need

The City of Gatineau went dumpster diving on Friday, hoping to show residents just how much compostable and recyclable material ends up in the city's landfill.

Ottawa hit hard by CRA fraudsters

If you've received a threatening phone call from someone claiming to work for the Canada Revenue Agency, you're not alone. Ottawa was a hotspot for the phone extortion scam last month.

Check on loved ones, neighbours during heat wave, health officials urge

Ottawa Public Health and paramedics are urging people to check on their loved ones and neighbours as a scorching heat wave grips the region for a sixth consecutive day.

Bluesfest awaiting OK to move 'bluesnest'

Ottawa Bluesfest organizers are waiting for the go-ahead to move a bird's nest that has caused a real flap during the festival's setup.

Ottawa restaurants pull Norman Hardie wines amid sexual misconduct allegations

Ottawa-area restaurateurs say Norman Hardie's wines will no longer find a place on their wine lists, as the prominent Prince Edward County winemaker faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

2 men charged after 3-car crash near U of O campus

Ottawa police have charged two men involved in a robbery and three-car crash that snarled rush hour traffic Thursday afternoon near the University of Ottawa campus.