Natalia is a multi-platform journalist in Ottawa. She has also worked for CBC in P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.
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OCDSB votes for full-time return to classroom this fall
At a meeting Friday morning that was carried over from the previous evening, trustees voted unanimously to recommend to the provincial government that students return to full-time instruction in September.
RV sales spike as Ottawans seek 'ultimate social distancing'
RV dealers in Ottawa say sales have gone through the roof as more people plan staycations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nail salon owners worry about getting bad rap after Kingston COVID-19 outbreak
Some nail salon owners in Ottawa worry their industry will be given a bad name after a Kingston, Ont,. salon was flagged last week as the cause of a COVID-19 outbreak.
ByWard Market hitting its limit of cannabis stores, locals say
A local community group in downtown Ottawa says it's concerned about the number of cannabis stores potentially opening up in the ByWard Market.
Hundreds descend on downtown Ottawa in support of Justice for Abdirahman march
Hundreds descended on the streets of Ottawa Saturday in the second an anti-racist rally in as many weeks.
ByWard Market restaurants close after 41 years due to COVID-19
The Fish Market Group, which encompasses The Fish Market, Coasters Seafood Grill and Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro, said on social media it was "with a broken heart" that they were closing their doors.
Masks now mandatory on OC Transpo
The new rules are in effect as of Monday morning, and city staff will be handing out some 200,000 free masks over the coming days.
City knew bike crash site was dangerous, cycling advocates say
Ottawa cycling advocates say they've been telling the city for some time that a redesigned stretch of Elgin Street where a cyclist suffered serious injuries Friday night needed better protection.
Ottawa Food Bank predicts hard times ahead
The CEO of the Ottawa Food Bank is worried that the need for help will spike once government assistance for COVID-19 runs out.
Cheerleaders try to flip Ontario's decision to close training centres
Ontario cheerleaders are begging the provincial government to allow cheerleading training centres to reopen.
Businesses, landlords say federal rent help falling short
Both small business owners and their commercial landlords in Ottawa are complaining a federal funding program meant to help them through the COVID-19 crisis is insufficient and unfair.
Quiet start during COVID-19 for Ottawa Farmers' Market
The Ottawa Farmers' Market made its debut into the COVID-19 world Sunday at Lansdowne Park, but things were a bit less busy than organizers hoped.
Canadian Blood Services asks former COVID-19 patients to donate plasma
Canadian Blood Services needs more people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma for a project that could potentially help others suffering from the respiratory illness.
Ottawa waiving patio fees to help struggling businesses
The City of Ottawa will waive some patio fees to help restaurants reopen their outdoor spaces with more room between tables so customers can dine and drink while keeping their distance.
Industry experts applaud Shopify's shift to remote working
Business leaders in Ottawa are praising Shopify for the company's decision to move to a permanent work-from-home model.