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City councillor questioning no Ottawa police COVID-19 vaccine mandate, cost of testing

City councillor questioning no Ottawa police COVID-19 vaccine mandate, cost of testing

"I think we want to know because, I'm looking around -- Toronto police, OPP, they need have to be fully vaccinated or they get chopped off the pay," said Tim Tierney. 
Ontario could see 50,000 education workers fired if vaccines mandated: Lecce

Ontario could see 50,000 education workers fired if vaccines mandated: Lecce

The government says the 50,000 figure includes education workers who are unvaccinated or won't disclose their status.
Ottawa police charge Gatineau man in fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination certificate investigation

Ottawa police charge Gatineau man in fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination certificate investigation

"Participating in such offences puts everybody at risk," says the Ottawa Police Service in a statement.
One new COVID-19 death and one new daycare outbreak in Ottawa

One new COVID-19 death and one new daycare outbreak in Ottawa

The province is reporting its smallest daily increase of new cases since August 5.
Ottawa police requiring unvaccinated members to get tested against COVID-19 every 72 hours

Ottawa police requiring unvaccinated members to get tested against COVID-19 every 72 hours

The police service says it is estimated upwards of 83 per cent of staff have been fully immunized against COVID-19, with more members continuing to get their vaccinations.
Ottawa COVID-19 indicators of spread stable to start the week

Ottawa COVID-19 indicators of spread stable to start the week

Six Ottawans remain hospitalized by COVID-19, with one in intensive care.
Ottawa's ICUs now free of COVID-19 patients as more people leave the hospital

Ottawa's ICUs now free of COVID-19 patients as more people leave the hospital

Three COVID patients have also been able to leave hospital floors, while the daily case numbers reported on Sunday dropped compared to Saturday.
Parents more hesitant to vaccinate kids than themselves, researcher says

Parents more hesitant to vaccinate kids than themselves, researcher says

The zero to nine age group in Ottawa has accounted for 9.3 per cent of all cases reported in the city since the pandemic started.
Nurse unions to launch 'very serious' campaign if Ontario government, hospitals don't take rising violence against staff seriously

Nurse unions to launch 'very serious' campaign if Ontario government, hospitals don't take rising violence against staff seriously

According to a new poll by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and SEIU Healthcare, 61 per cent of Eastern Ontario nurses have reported a surge in violence in their workplace since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa childcare centres, school declare more COVID-19 outbreaks

Ottawa childcare centres, school declare more COVID-19 outbreaks

Ottawa Public Health also reported 36 new cases of the virus on Saturday.
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