Olivia Chandler


Olivia Chandler is a journalist for CBC News in Ottawa.

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'The need is real': Demand grows for Christmas hampers

More than two dozen community members and volunteers — including police officers and municipal, provincial and federal politicians — gathered at the Caldwell Family Centre over the weekend to fill more than 300 food hampers for low-income families.

'A battle that we've won': LGBTQ military members get personal apologies

A number of former LGBTQ military members are finally receiving letters of apology from the Canadian Armed Forces — two years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology for decades of 'state-sponsored' discrimination.

City wants OSEG, Winnipeg ball club owners to take on stadium lease

The City of Ottawa has signalled who they'd like to take over the lease for the Ottawa Champions' stadium — and it's not the group with a tentative agreement to buy the struggling baseball club.

Gatineau aims to 'take back' lots left vacant by floods

Residents in Pointe-Gatineau unveiled a commemorative bench Saturday on land left vacant following the spring's floods. The city is putting $1.4 million toward those types of beautification projects.

Farmers on edge as OSEG makes pitch to run Lansdowne

Some Ottawa Farmers' Market vendors say they're concerned about the possibility Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group could take over more public space in Lansdowne, but the mayor says they shouldn't worry.

This little piggy has found a new home

One little piglet with a broken leg had his bacon saved this week thanks to the timely intervention of a passerby and a group of veterinarians.

'Thank you is not enough': Tornado victim rejoices after volunteers help rebuild home

Linda Giraldeau's farmhouse was devastated by one of six tornadoes that tore through the region last September. She's just now able to return home.

Fishing guides try to keep anglers' dead fish concerns at bay

Local fishing businesses say they're trying to allay anglers' fears as more than 2,000 dead fish have been discovered in recent weeks along Ottawa River shoreline.

Dog stabbed to death in Glebe park leaves owners distraught

An Ottawa couple are distraught after their dog was stabbed to death in the Glebe on Wednesday.

I would 'absolutely' put a price on carbon, says newly minted N.B. Liberal leader Kevin Vickers

New Brunswick's newly minted Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers said he will put a price on carbon in his home province if he becomes the next premier.

China compiling list of Canadian targets for possible retaliation in ongoing diplomatic spat: former envoy

China has asked its regional governments to draw up a list of business dealings they have with Canadian firms in order to widen the scope of ways the superpower can strike back against Canada in the ongoing dispute over the arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive, said Canadian ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques.

Privacy commissioner, chief electoral officer issue privacy guidelines for federal political parties

Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer have issued guidelines intended to help federal political parties develop legally required privacy policies in advance of the next federal election.

'It's for Tyler': Band hopes memorial concert will help raise awareness following fatal overdose

An Ottawa band reeling from the loss of their guitarist say they hope his recent death will be a "wake-up call" for the city's music scene.

Immigration department changed 'illegal' to 'irregular' on webpage about asylum seekers as debate flared

The immigration department changed a web page about asylum seekers to swap the word "illegal" for "irregular" as a debate was erupting between the federal government and Ontario on the issue, CBC News has learned.

Ottawa football team to play Parkland shooting survivors

The only Canadian high school football team chosen to take part in a U.S. tournament will face Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivors.