Ryan Patrick Jones

Ryan has chased stories for CBC News across the country in Toronto, Vancouver, Yellowknife and Ottawa, filing for web, radio and TV. You can reach him by email at ryan.jones@cbc.ca or on Twitter at @helloryanjones.

Latest from Ryan Patrick Jones

Chelsea cracks down on crowds at Gatineau River 'party zone'

The Municipality of Chelsea has declared a section of waterfront land on the Gatineau River off-limits to the public after residents complained for years about people gathering there to camp and swim.

OCDSB disciplines trustee over 'racially insensitive' remarks to Black teen

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board formally censured Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale trustee Donna Blackburn for making “racially insensitive” remarks to a Black teenager while confronting him for not abiding by physical distancing rules.

Repatriate Canadian former ISIS fighters and family members, Human Rights Watch urges

The Canadian government is flouting its international human rights obligations by failing to repatriate and provide adequate consular assistance to 47 citizens who are currently detained in northeast Syria because of alleged ties to the Islamic State, a new report from U.S.-based Human Rights Watch alleges.

Critics not on board with airlines' decision to relax in-flight physical distancing during COVID-19

The decision by Canada’s two biggest airlines to relax on-board physical distancing policies next month is under fire from those who worry about the health implications of doing so amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trudeau defends decision to have charity with ties to family administer student volunteer program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the government's decision to enlist a Toronto-based charity with close ties to his family to administer its student volunteer program, saying the WE Charity is the only organization capable of executing a nationwide program at this scale.

Defund the Ottawa police, groups tell police board

People wanting to defund the Ottawa police brought their message directly to the group that oversees the force's budget Monday night.

Additional staff driving cost increase at city-run long-term care homes

The City of Ottawa’s long-term care director says the municipal government is facing increasing costs related to the management of long-term care homes as staff work to prevent and contain COVID-19 outbreaks.

Ottawa Board of Health reveals anti-racism plan

Ottawa's Board of Health unanimously passed a motion declaring racism a public health issue and announced steps it would take to fix it.

Airline temperature checks to become mandatory for travellers in Canada

Passengers travelling by plane to, from or within Canada will soon have to undergo temperature checks before boarding as part of stepped-up airport screening measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by travellers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today.

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.

Watson calls for review of alleged assault by bylaw officer

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is calling for a review of an incident involving a city bylaw officer who allegedly assaulted a man while ticketing him for breaching COVID-19 restrictions at a west end park earlier this spring.

Sloly pledges to remain despite Toronto chief's departure

Chief Peter Sloly says he will remain at the helm of the Ottawa Police Service despite speculation he's a top contender to take over the top job on Toronto's police force.

Charges laid in shooting, arson in eastern Ontario village of Parham

Police in eastern Ontario have arrested a man in connection with a shooting and a fire that destroyed a 100-year-old church in the village of Parham, approximately 60 kilometres north of Kingston.

Belleville residents call for firing of veteran police officer over Confederate flag controversy

A veteran Belleville police officer is facing calls to be fired after social media posts surfaced that show him wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt and expressing support for the Confederacy.

Canada Army Run cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The 2020 Canada Army Run has been cancelled due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers say.