Susan Burgess is an associate producer on CBC Radio's All In A Day. You can reach her at Susan.Burgess@cbc.ca or on Twitter @susanmburgess.
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Charities rush to fix donation bins after deadly mishaps
Charities that distribute clothing donation bins in Ottawa are rushing to fix them after a string of incidents in other cities in which people became trapped inside, including several reported fatalities.
Anglican church welcomes Indigenous teacher who once renounced Christianity
The dean of Ottawa's Anglican diocese developed a deep friendship with an Indigenous spiritual leader in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Now, he's invited Albert Dumont to teach at Christ Church Cathedral.
Flea market fire toxins contaminate more wells
Two years after fire destroyed a flea market near Smiths Falls, Ont., toxic chemicals from the foam firefighters used to douse the flames have appeared in the well water of homes half a kilometre away.
Local tornado relief group steps up when Red Cross disappoints
A charity watchdog says the experience of people in Dunrobin is evidence that small, local organizations are frequently better at delivering aid quickly.
About to be homeless, and helpless to stop it
A woman with multiple sclerosis who expects to be homeless within days says the city is refusing to help until she's actually on the street.
Medical marijuana users brace for tax hike
While legalization is good news for many who use marijuana recreationally, medical users are bracing for a financial hit. Starting in October, an excise tax of $1/gram or more will be charged on all marijuana products, including those obtained with a doctor's prescription.
Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage
An Ottawa woman living with multiple sclerosis says medical marijuana has helped her get off opiates for pain control, but a recent financial setback has left her unable to pay for it. The Ontario Disability Support Program doesn't cover the cost.
Wait for answers 'devastating' for family of police shooting victim
Months after a 43-year-old mentally ill man was shot to death at the Morrisburg OPP detachment, his family is still in the dark and they're troubled the province is now mothballing proposed reforms to police oversight.
Buskers blast ByWard Market for displacing weekend shows
Buskers who put on "circle shows" in the pedestrian area at William and York streets are barred from performing for three evenings this week, to make room for a shuttle service to the Casino du Lac-Leamy.
Heat wave drives elderly couple from sweltering nursing home
The extreme heat is hitting seniors hard, especially those living in long-term care homes without air-conditioned rooms.
West end residents blast 'bait and switch' student housing
Glabar Park residents and their city councillor were expecting eight families to move into eight new townhouses on Woodroffe Avenue. But unbeknownst to all of them, the property was sold to a new developer who's doubled the number of units and more than tripled the total number of bedrooms.
Iranians in Ottawa join call for action on immigration delays
Iranians enduring long waits for permanent resident status plan to gather on Parliament Hill for a protest on Monday. They say the federal government is unfairly discriminating against people from their country.
North Gower landowners have had it up to here with costly drainage plan
Hundreds of landowners in North Gower are asking Ottawa city council to shut down a proposed $1.5-million upgrade to drainage works in their area, claiming that while they're footing the bill, they'll see little to no benefit.
Injured worker, advocates want to hear election talk on WSIB
Injured workers and their advocates want candidates to commit to reforms at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ahead of the Ontario election.
Confusing signs make parking tickets a scam, driver argues
Paul Johanson thought he'd scored a free parking spot during a visit to the Byward Market last summer. But when he returned to his car, the bill was on his windshield: a $60 ticket from a bylaw officer.