Ryan Patrick Jones

Ryan has chased stories for CBC News across the country in Toronto, Vancouver, Yellowknife and Ottawa, filing for web, radio and TV. You can reach him by email at ryan.jones@cbc.ca or on Twitter at @helloryanjones.

Latest from Ryan Patrick Jones

Racist comment mars online class at U of O

The University of Ottawa is denouncing reports of a racist comment during an online class.

People of colour make up 66% of Ottawa's COVID-19 cases

Health officials in Ottawa are developing a community strategy to mitigate the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has on communities of colour.

Calls grow for easier access to COVID-19 testing

Councillors across Ottawa are calling for an expansion of the city's COVID-19 testing system to provide easier access to residents.

Chief's response to traffic stop incident 'inflamed' rank and file, police association president claims

The head of Ottawa's police union has accused Chief Peter Sloly of lacking leadership and failing to support rank-and-file officers by speaking out against an alleged incident of racial profiling.

O'Toole says his 'Canada First' strategy means economic self-sufficiency, getting tough on China

A Conservative government would pursue a "Canada First" economic strategy that would prioritize the needs of working families and take a harder line against China in international affairs, new Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says.

Ottawa's real estate market remains red hot despite COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa's real estate market remains red hot despite economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students using social media to cope with COVID-19, research finds

University students are increasingly turning to social media during the pandemic, a phenomenon that comes with its own 'dark side,' says the chair of Carleton University's neuroscience department.

Rising coronavirus case counts a cause for concern, Tam says

Canada's chief public health officer says a steady increase in the average number of new coronavirus cases being reported daily is a cause for concern.

Province to build 2 new jails, upgrade 3 others in eastern Ontario

Ontario will build two new jails and upgrade three others as part of its plan to modernize the corrections system in eastern Ontario, Premier Doug Ford said Friday.

OC Transpo to return to fall service in time for new school year

OC Transpo will begin increasing the frequency of bus and LRT service next week and expanding trips to local schools, universities and colleges just in time for the return to school.

OCDSB approves $1B budget with largest deficit ever

Trustees at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) passed a $1-billion budget Wednesday to fund public school services during what promises to be an unprecedented school year transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

OCDSB to delay school start until Sept. 8

Trustees at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board voted Tuesday night to delay the start of the school year until Sept. 8,  but rejected a plan to require masks for students in kindergarten to Grade 3.

'Learning pods' taking off as new school year nears

Many Ottawa parents are considering forming “learning pods” — groups of families whose children will get together in private residences or elsewhere to do supplemental learning when the school year begins. Experts say the alternative learning arrangements raise questions around safety and equity.

City considers new rules to regulate rental properties, handle pests

New regulations being considered by a city committee on Thursday would set minimum standards for the upkeep of rental properties across Ottawa and impose new obligations on landlords and tenants for handling pest problems.

Parents who opt for remote learning worry about kids' education

Parents who chose to keep their children at home to do remote learning in September say they are worried about the quality of the education their kids will receive and how much extra labour will fall on parents to make sure they don’t fall behind.