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Perushka Gopalkista

Perushka Gopalkista is a reporter and weekend anchor for CityNews Ottawa. If you have any tips or story ideas, give her a call or reach out on Twitter, she'd love to hear from you. You can also tune in to CityNews 101.1 FM / 1310 AM or through your smart speaker.

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Recent Work by Perushka

Councillors calling for better communication from Hydro Ottawa following last month's storm

Councillors calling for better communication from Hydro Ottawa following last month's storm

Councillors such as Theresa Kavanagh and Laura Dudas are among the several councillors calling for better communication about power restoration efforts in the case of another major power outage.
Ottawa Fringe Festival welcomes back in-person shows for its 25th anniversary

Ottawa Fringe Festival welcomes back in-person shows for its 25th anniversary

This will be the first time in two years the Ottawa Fringe Festival will allow in-person shows since the pandemic.
OC Transpo's service reliability levels are low: Transit commission

OC Transpo's service reliability levels are low: Transit commission

Factors like the COVID-19 pandemic and the 'Freedom Convoy' earlier this year are among the few events that OC Transpo is still recovering from.
Transit advocate hoping for transparency from the LRT public inquiry

Transit advocate hoping for transparency from the LRT public inquiry

Sarah Wright-Gilbert, citizen transit commissioner for the City of Ottawa, hopes the hearings will provide some answers into what went wrong with the LRT project. 
Homeowners could be waiting until next year to get generators installed

Homeowners could be waiting until next year to get generators installed

"Anyone that needs a generator right now—that's just not a possibility at all," said Dean Howell, president and owner of D.R. Howell Electric Inc.
Elections Ontario hoping to speed up the voting process for this year's election

Elections Ontario hoping to speed up the voting process for this year's election

Elections Ontario have also introduced an application which allows voters to access different information such as the list of candidates and where they can vote.
Community support centres opening Monday for Ottawa residents still without power

Community support centres opening Monday for Ottawa residents still without power

The City of Ottawa says four community support centres will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
Local tree removal company responds to hundreds of calls

Local tree removal company responds to hundreds of calls

Ian Laidlaw, a certified arborist at Davey Tree Ottawa, says there are things homeowners can do to mitigate the risk of potential tree damage in the future.
Power restoration across the city could be a multi-day event: Hydro Ottawa

Power restoration across the city could be a multi-day event: Hydro Ottawa

Hydro crews say they're working around the clock to restore power in the affected areas over the next few days.
When in doubt, throw it out: OPH

When in doubt, throw it out: OPH

Ottawa Public Health says, if kept closed, a full upright or chest freezer will keep food frozen up to 48 hours during a power outage. 
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