Nicole Williams

Video Journalist

Nicole Williams is a video journalist with CBC Ottawa. She previously worked as a reporter with CBC P.E.I. and as an associate producer with CBC News in Toronto.

Latest from Nicole Williams

Focus on inspecting big box stores, say Ottawa's small businesses

Local businesses in Ottawa say they welcome provincial inspections of COVID-19 prevention protocols, but think the focus should remain on big box stores. 

Ottawa parents and teachers question ongoing school closures

Some Ottawa parents and teachers say they're concerned for the mental health of elementary school students as classrooms stay closed with no end in sight.

City of Gatineau, 2 police officers to pay $18K in racial profiling case

The City of Gatineau and two of its police officers have been ordered to pay $18,000 to a Black man the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal says was a victim of racial profiling. 

Costco office employees question why they can't work from home

Some employees at Costco's regional offices in Ottawa are questioning why they're being told to come into the office when they could easily work from home.

29-year-old who spent weeks in ICU with COVID-19 finally heads home

Khalid Eldali contracted COVID-19 at the end of October and spent nine weeks at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, half of it in the ICU on a ventilator.

Eastern Ontario businesses struggle with decision to stay open or close

Non-essential business owners in eastern Ontario are struggling to decide whether or not to stay open under the province's new restrictions.

Little to no room in eastern Ontario for COVID-19 patients from other regions, say officials

In eastern Ontario, some health units say there's limited capacity to take on COVID-19 and ICU patients from other regions as the province looks to relocate people from hospitals that have no more room. 

Some Ottawa parents 'livid' that online learning is extended

Ottawa parents and union officials are blaming the provincial government for not doing enough to prevent the rise of COVID-19 cases, which has led to the extension of online learning to Jan. 25 for students in southern Ontario.

P.E.I. performers dealing with fallout of latest restrictions

Pandemic restrictions might be lifting early for P.E.I., but the recent measures have left Island artists once again facing cancelled or postponed performances.

P.E.I. dentists rescheduling appointments with people in their 20s

The P.E.I. Dental Association says it's asked its members to put appointments with 20-29 year-olds in the Charlottetown area on pause while the Island is under recently imposed COVID-19 restrictions. 

'Hindsight is always 20/20': Deputy minister answers to committee on missing records

P.E.I.'s deputy minister of economic growth, tourism and culture says she should have disclosed records were missing in response to a pair of freedom of information requests in May 2019.

Dozens from Charlottetown neighbourhood demonstrate over planned development

Dozens of people from a Charlottetown neighbourhood demonstrated in front of city hall Monday afternoon, ahead of a planning board meeting, over a new development that they say will bring increased traffic to the area.

'I did not delete emails': Senior P.E.I. government employee testifies before committee

One of the figures at the centre of the government email controversy testified before a legislative standing committee on Wednesday to explain how a swath of his emails could have disappeared.

P.E.I. government hasn't applied for federal funding for school improvements, says MP

Questions are being raised about an announcement this week on expansions and improvements at thee P.E.I. schools. Charlottetown's MP says there's been no application for the federal money to do the jobs.

P.E.I. Humane Society says fewer pets surrendered, stays at shelter shorter since COVID-19

The P.E.I. Humane Society says fewer animals are being surrendered to the shelter since March — around the same time many businesses were shutting down due to COVID-19.

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