Ontario reports 23 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa

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

Rachel Dratch’s fake Hallmark movie features fake snow, real Christmas clichés

Rachel Dratch’s fake Hallmark movie features fake snow, real Christmas clichés

Rachel Dratch, Ana GasteyerScreenshot: Late night with Seth Meyers Comedy Central is on its way And Clüsterfünke jul (note the consonants) is not the first time a few earlier Saturday Night Live stars have taken on the venerable basic cable TV movie genre. But unlike colleagues Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s memorable outing in 2015, … Read more

Keanu Reeves ‘Married in the Eyes of God’ to Winona Ryder

Keanu Reeves ‘Married in the Eyes of God’ to Winona Ryder

Reeves has once again talked about the fact that he and Ryder are actually married, thanks to actual priests in charge of the wedding scene, which was staged in Romania for the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola-directed drama “Bram Stokers Dracula”. “We did quite a bit of a wedding with real priests,” Reeves said in an … Read more

Ottawa clue stumps Jeopardy! participants

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

Orleans school closed due to COVID-19

OTTAWA – A Catholic elementary school in Orléans 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 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

Grammy Nominations 2022: See Who’s Nominated

Grammy Nominations 2022: See Who’s Nominated

Jon Batiste, the soulful musician who also acts as bandleader on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” led among all the nominees with 11. He celebrated the nominations by pointing out on Twitter that it’s his birthday on 11/11. Chart leaders Justin Bieber, HERE, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo all followed closely with … Read more

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

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

Professor Dan Breznitz of the University of Toronto wins a $ 60,000 policy book award

Professor Dan Breznitz of the University of Toronto wins a $ 60,000 policy book award

TORONTO – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named Professor Dan Breznitz of the University of Toronto the first winner of the $ 60,000 Balsillie Award for Public Policy. The new annual award, backed by former BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie, recognizes a non-fiction book shaping Canadian discourse on public policy. Breznitz received the honor at … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine 5-11: More than 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments ordered in Ottawa first day

OTTAWA – After months of waiting, parents were able to order COVID-19 shots for children ages five to 11 on Tuesday. According to Ottawa Public Health, there were 60,000 vacancies in the capital. Many parents got their appointments about an hour earlier than expected – the provincial booking portal opened before 1 p.m. By 2 … Read more