COVID-19 case in Ottawa: The province reports 69 new infections in the city

COVID-19 case in Ottawa: The province reports 69 new infections in the city

Public Health Ontario reports 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday. A full local snapshot from Ottawa Public Health comes later today. The daily number of cases from OPH differs from Public Health Ontarios because the two agencies pull data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day. Across … Read more

Ottawa Weather: Snow in the weather forecast for Saturday

Ottawa Weather: Snow in the weather forecast for Saturday

A portion of snow is in the forecast for Ottawa today. Environment Canada’s weather forecast for the capital calls for periods of snow, with a total accumulation of 2 to 4 cm. The height is -4 C. The evening will be partly cloudy with a small chance of showers and a minimum of -11 C. … Read more

Driver caught driving almost twice the speed limit on Highway 416

Driver caught driving almost twice the speed limit on Highway 416

Ontario Provincial Police are urging motorists to maintain extreme speeds on the racetrack after a driver was caught driving nearly double the speed limit on Highway 416, south of Ottawa. In an email, police said the driver, a 24-year-old man, was stopped in the Edwardsburgh / Cardinal area just north of Highway 401 Saturday morning … Read more

Tipers file hundreds of complaints to Ottawa’s fraud hotline this year

Tipers file hundreds of complaints to Ottawa’s fraud hotline this year

Ottawa’s auditor general sees a “significant increase” in the number of complaints filed to the city’s fraud hotline this year, as people submit hundreds of anonymous tips about potential fraud and waste at City Hall. “People may have more time on their hands during the pandemic, but that would be pure speculation,” Nathalie Gougeon said … Read more

Ottawa’s lack of housing supply is creating “upward pressure” on prices, says OREB

Ottawa’s lack of housing supply is creating “upward pressure” on prices, says OREB

Ottawa’s real estate market remained vibrant as temperatures fell in November, with prices rising 19 percent. However, the Ottawa Real Estate Board warns that the current housing stock is “much lower than it should be” to meet demand, driving up prices for buyers in Ottawa. “This is simply not sustainable and takes us further away … Read more

Pedestrian killed on Highway 417

Pedestrian killed on Highway 417

Ontario Provincial Police say a 45-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 417 overnight. OPP was called to the westbound lanes on the motorway between Metcalfe and Bronson around 11pm on Friday. A pedestrian had gone out onto the roadway and was hit by a motorist. The pedestrian, whose identity has … Read more

COVID-19 in Ottawa: 60 new cases as Ontario records a high level of six months

COVID-19 in Ottawa: 60 new cases as Ontario records a high level of six months

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health reports 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, as the province reports more than 1,000 new cases for the first time in six months. Ontario health officials reported 1,031 new cases in Ontario on Friday, the most since May 30. Ottawa had 62 new cases on Thursday, mostly … Read more

Health authorities are investigating six cases of legionellosis in Outaouais

Health authorities are investigating six cases of legionellosis in Outaouais

Six cases of legionellosis have been discovered in western Quebec. The CISSS de l’Outaouais did not release any other details about the six cases on Friday, adding that it has not been able to identify the potential source of the pollution. “Every year, several cases of legionellosis are declared in Outaouais,” CISSS de l’Outaouais said … Read more

Gatineau long-term care worker accused of sexual assault

A 61-year-old employee at a long-term care home in Gatineau has been charged with sexually assaulting a resident of the facility. Gatineau police launched an investigation in mid-November following a complaint of sexual assault on CHSLD Lionel Emond, run by the Integrated Center for Health and Social Services of the Outaouais (CISSS). Police say investigators … Read more

The nutcracker returns to the NAC

After nearly two years, the National Arts Center welcomes audiences back to the timeless story of the Nutcracker. And artists could not be more excited to be back on stage, where all five shows this weekend are sold out. 12-year-old Findlay Davies, who plays Julien, has been a fan of The Nutcracker for as long … Read more