Matthew Kupfer

CBC Reporter

Matthew Kupfer has been a reporter and producer at CBC News since 2012. He can be reached at and on Twitter @matthewkupfer

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Almonte heritage condo owners feel 'penalized' as insurance rate triples

Condo owners at the 19th-century Victoria Woollen Mill could see their insurance rates increase threefold, largely because of their heritage designation. 

Ottawa's 'draconian' Airbnb rules will hurt students, landlord says

An Ottawa landlord says the city's proposed short-term rental rules will inadvertently force students into signing longer, less affordable leases.

City's Airbnb rules would limit rentals to primary homes

The City of Ottawa wants to restrict Airbnb and other short-term property rentals to primary residences, a constraint that's already been imposed — and swiftly challenged — in Toronto.

Boba to the rescue: Therapy dog to help Outaouais paramedics deal with trauma

Outaouais paramedics have a new four-legged recruit, and the job he'll be doing is a vital one.

Reliable trains, not buses, needed to restore faith in LRT: commissioner

Volunteer transit commissioner Sarah Wright-Gilbert welcomed the mayor's announcement about increasing bus service Friday, but she says they don't address the core problems facing Ottawa's light rail line.

Plans show 1st detailed glimpse of new central library

Updated floor plans of Ottawa's new central library offer a first glimpse of what the landmark facility will look like, though its due date has been pushed back a bit.

Westboro curling club turns to redevelopment to sweep away tax troubles

The Granite Curling Club of West Ottawa has a plan to develop its land to secure its financial future  — but it has to get the city and its neighbours to agree to swapping land at a city park.

OSEG out to reassure skeptics about Lansdowne plan

The owner of the Redblacks, 67's and Fury says their proposal to take over community space is about making better events more than making money.

Westboro density reboot needed for better-balanced neighbourhood, residents say

Today is the deadline for Westboro residents to have their say on the future of intensification in the rapidly growing neighbourhood west of Ottawa's downtown.

Nepean shooting top of mind for many as Ottawa finishes Airbnb rules

Public consultations are done and residents will get their first look at the proposed short-term rental rules in about two weeks.

Raptors championship has Ottawa-Gatineau kids rushing to basketball

The "Raptors ripple" is being felt across the national capital region as basketball registrations spike in the wake of Toronto's NBA championship.

Closed for 'far too long,' Magee House sidewalk finally reopens

The sidewalk in front of a 19th-century house that partially collapsed in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood in July 2018 has finally reopened.

U of O students want broad, proactive anti-racism plan

University of Ottawa student leaders say they don't want the school to focus solely on campus security as it works to address racism.

'We need something concrete': Ottawa Kurds demand action on Turkish incursion

Ottawa's Kurdish community is calling for action to stop the Turkish incursion into northern Syria that they say has put their family members and friends in danger.

OCDSB training school staff to protect children from sexual abuse

Ottawa's largest school board is holding mandatory training for staff on how to spot and prevent child sexual abuse, which can often go undetected.