Ontario Health says province-wide health effects are less likely during the current COVID-19 wave

Ontario Health says province-wide health effects are less likely during the current COVID-19 wave

TORONTO – Modeling suggests intensive care units in Ontario could treat about 200 COVID-19 patients by January, but the head of the agency that oversees the health care system says a reduction in the province is less likely to happen during this pandemic wave. Dr. Chris Simpson, medical vice president of Ontario Health, told The … Read more

COVID-19 cases in Ottawa: 32 new cases, 1 new death

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says 32 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, and one more has died. This follows 31 new cases on Tuesday and 24 on Monday. To date, OPH has reported 31,748 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the pandemic began. There have now been 616 … Read more

Ottawa police are investigating a robbery on Walkley Road

OTTAWA – Ottawa police are looking for a woman who they say robbed a business in southern Ottawa earlier this month. Police say the woman walked into a store on Walkley Road east of Bank Street around 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 with a pair of bolt cutters. She threatened an employee and fled with … Read more

Quebec records 882 COVID-19 cases in the largest one-day increase since September

MONTREAL – Quebec registered 882 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the largest one-day increase since mid-September. Hospital admissions also increased, with 27 people on their way into care. Since Tuesday, 19 people are reportedly no longer hospitalized. There are now 211 people hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, a total increase of eight. ICU cases have been … Read more

School closures in Ontario: 15 institutions closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO – Fifteen of Ontario’s public schools are now closed due to COVID-19 proliferation – the highest number of school closures seen in the province to date this year, with the number of closures now exceeding what happened at this point in the 2020 school year. The Ministry of Education says 170 new cases of … Read more

Ontario reports 23 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Public Health Ontario on Wednesday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. This follows 31 new cases on Tuesday and 24 on Monday. Health authorities in Ontario reported 591 new cases and seven new deaths due to the virus. The province’s rolling seven-day average is now 686, up from 587 at this … Read more

Ottawa clue stumps Jeopardy! participants

OTTAWA – If You Caught ‘Jeopardy!’ Tuesday night you probably knew the answer to the last track. The Final Jeopardy category was the capitals of the world, and the two remaining players got a clue that Ottawa fans were likely shouting on their TV. The clue, as read by host Ken Jennings: “An annual event … Read more

Orleans school closed due to COVID-19

OTTAWA – A Catholic elementary school in OrlĂ©ans is the latest in Ottawa to close due to COVID-19. Chapel Hill Catholic School is closed for personal learning on Wednesday and will be until further notice, the Ottawa Catholic School Board said on Twitter. There are five student cases of the virus, according to OCSB’s COVID-19 … Read more

Ottawa Weather: Sunny skies but cool Wednesday

OTTAWA – There will be plenty of sunshine in the capital on Wednesday. Environment Canada’s weather forecast for a sunny sky and a high temperature of 4 C. It will feel like -13 C in the morning with wind chill. Individual clouds will roll in tonight and temperatures will drop to -2 C overnight. Expect … Read more

Tristan’s triumph: After many years of heartache, a small child brings joy back to his mother’s world

OTTAWA – Wherever he goes, two-year-old Tristan Lemieux is ready for adventure. “The world is this child’s playground, and I love it,” said Tristan’s mother, Stephanie Pilon. “My mother always called me her wild child. And I think Tristan is my wild child,” she said with a smile. Stephanie credits her son for being the … Read more