Guy Quenneville

Reporter at CBC Ottawa, originally from Cornwall, Ont.

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Meet the man looking after the abandoned Syrian embassy for more than a decade

Issa Khoury says he's been entrusted with looking in on the heritage property, which is more than 120 years old and has sat empty since Canada expelled Syria's diplomats a decade ago.

Why Arnprior's new mayor is juggling a second job

Lisa McGee now also works as a constituency assistant for an Ottawa city councillor. And for many small-town politicians, having a second job is hardly uncommon.

National Gallery departures reflect 'necessary' change, says interim CEO

The interim director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada says recent staff changes, which have sparked concern among former employees and critics, reflect the need for necessary transformation at the country's premier arts institution. 

Heritage minister asked to step in amid staff departures from National Gallery

A parliamentary committee member is calling for transparency from Canada's premier art institution following recent and very public staff turmoil — and he's imploring Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez to step in.  

Nursing home's closure sparks fears over where residents will land next

Some children of residents at Madonna Care Community, a private nursing home in Orléans, say they're worried about where their parents will end up once the facility shuts down for good.

Protesters converge on MPP's office over controversial housing bill

Approximately 80 people took part in an anti-Bill 23 protest in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Saturday, saying they fear the legislation could mean a reduced role in development planning for conservation authorities.

Alleged Kingston serial abuser now linked to 25 victims with more charges filed

Michael Mark Haaima, the Kingston, Ont., man accused earlier this year of human trafficking, making child pornography, multiple counts of sexual assault and dozens of other offences, now faces an additional 11 charges, bringing the total number of named alleged victims in the case to 25.

New fee for patients who refuse LTC transfer a 'non-starter,' son says

Sooner or later, 95-year-old Hilde Pethke is going to fall, break her hip and need medical care, her son Rainer says — and he's worried new rules under Ontario's Bill 7 could leave her in a home far from loved ones.

Ottawa's new police chief starts with focus on hiring, recruiting

New police chief Eric Stubbs says the Ottawa Police Service, like other industries, is still struggling to fill staff seats but the force is aggressively seeking to recruit new members.

Incoming police chief's baggage creates uphill battle, observers say

Observers say Ottawa's incoming police chief comes with baggage from his time with the RCMP in British Columbia, which will force him to work even harder to gain the trust of racialized communities in Ottawa as he starts Thursday.