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Perushka Gopalkista

Perushka Gopalkista is a morning reporter and weekend anchor for CityNews Ottawa. If you have any news 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

NCC estimates the cost to maintain 24 Sussex Drive at nearly $40M

NCC estimates the cost to maintain 24 Sussex Drive at nearly $40M

The residence has sat empty since 2015, since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided not to move his family into the historic building in order to give the NCC time to complete repairs.
CHEO saw over 200 kids in the emergency department on a daily basis: staff

CHEO saw over 200 kids in the emergency department on a daily basis: staff

To alleviate the growing crisis, CHEO said they're directing all youth over the age of 16, who are in need of in-patient or urgent care to other city hospitals including the Ottawa Hospital, Queensway-Carleton Hospital or Hôpital Montfort. 
Mayor Mark Sutcliffe to focus on family, work-life balance while working with new council

Mayor Mark Sutcliffe to focus on family, work-life balance while working with new council

While he expressed his excitement to work with the new city council, Sutcliffe said he will be prioritizing a balance between his private family life and mayoral duties.
'Gingerbread Man' owner in Manotick hopes to raise $100K after fire destroys shop

'Gingerbread Man' owner in Manotick hopes to raise $100K after fire destroys shop

As of Saturday, Nov. 5, the GoFund campaign has raised just over $9,000.
Report shows Ottawa families paying more for groceries on a monthly basis

Report shows Ottawa families paying more for groceries on a monthly basis

The results of the survey show that on average it costs about $1,088 per month to feed a family of four in Ottawa. 
New emergency department coming to Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital

New emergency department coming to Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital

The new emergency department will aim to ease some of the challenges and will take about 18 months to complete.
Queensway-Carleton Hospital anticipates 'tougher' fall and winter season amid current challenges

Queensway-Carleton Hospital anticipates 'tougher' fall and winter season amid current challenges

The vice president of patient care and the chief nurse executive, Yvonne Wilson told CityNews the QCH continues to deal with challenges such as staffing concerns and high occupancy rates, meaning a shortage of beds and longer emergency wait times.
Ottawa ranks in 10th place for 'partying cities' Uber Nightlife Index reveals

Ottawa ranks in 10th place for 'partying cities' Uber Nightlife Index reveals

London, Toronto, and Kitchener-Waterloo ranked in top spots for 'party' cities according to Uber Nightlife data, while the nation's capital ranked last.
Mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe releases plan to support senior citizens

Mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe releases plan to support senior citizens

Sutcliffe highlighted several policies that will aim to help seniors in Ottawa with affordability, healthcare and access to services.
Ottawa Mission serves record-breaking number of Thanksgiving meals

Ottawa Mission serves record-breaking number of Thanksgiving meals

The shelter dished out a total of 13,605 meals, which includes meals served during the week prior to the holiday Monday.
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