Ryan Tumilty


Ryan is an experienced journalist who was the managing editor of Metro Ottawa before coming to CBC. He has reported for over a decade in communities across Canada. Story tips should go to ryan.tumilty@cbc.ca

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Province's plan to cut child benefit will hurt families, city says

The looming end of a social assistance program will leave nearly 1,000 families short and the city is warning it expects increased pressure on food banks and shelters as a result. 

South end intersection was up for changes before 'life-altering' crash

The intersection of Dalmeny and Gordon Murdock roads was considered for improvements more than a year ago, but they were called off because of resistance from the community.

By the numbers: OC Transpo's collision record

On average, crashes involving OC Transpo buses left someone injured every five days in 2017 and 2018, data obtained by CBC News has revealed.

City loses $4.5M lawsuit over water main's presence near condo development

A developer has won a $4.5-million lawsuit against the City of Ottawa over a water main that led to a costly redesign of its project.

NCC paths fared better after 2019 floods, but may have to move

The National Capital Commission had to fight another round with the Ottawa River this spring, but this time it was closer to a draw, costing less time and money in repairs.

Ontario reverses Ottawa festival funding cuts to the tune of $790K

The Ontario government is changing its mind about how much to fund festivals this year, and events in the Ottawa area are getting another $792,000.

Community policing to be restored in 3 neighbourhoods

The Ottawa Police Service is restoring community policing to three neighbourhoods this fall, reversing a policy some saw as a major blunder.

OC Transpo's OT plan could pose safety risk, says expert

OC Transpo drivers have been given the green light to work up to 130 hours every two weeks, and one expert is worried all that extra overtime could put bus riders at risk.

Overtime costs soar as LRT delay drags on

OC Transpo's overtime costs have soared by more than 30 per cent as it struggles to find enough drivers to keep buses running while the city awaits its delayed LRT system. 

Violent crime continues to rise in Ottawa

Violent crime has risen significantly for the second year in a row, according to the Ottawa Police Service's annual report.

Bike lanes could be coming to Albert, Slater streets next summer

The city's latest post-Transitway plans for Albert and Slater streets include segregated bike lanes from Bronson Avenue to Elgin Street that could start going up in mid-2020.

City facing fishy post-flood problem: dozens of wayward carp

As part of the ongoing flood cleanup efforts, some City of Ottawa employees have been handed a particularly fishy assignment.

Auditor sounds sour note over NAC renovation

The National Arts Centre's dramatic renovation has earned lots of applause, but it also garnered at least one bad review — from the office of Canada's auditor general, who's concerned $15 million was allotted to part of the project it was never meant for, without the government's OK.

Water levels still rising on St. Lawrence, Lake Ontario

Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have exceeded those seen during the 2017 floods, and continue to rise.

'We are almost begging': Constance Bay pleads for help with flood cleanup

The City of Ottawa is urging the army of volunteers who built sandbag walls to hold back the Ottawa River to now re-enlist and tear those walls down.