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New City of Ottawa task force looking to limit damage to small businesses amid pandemic

New City of Ottawa task force looking to limit damage to small businesses amid pandemic

The city's finance department is evaluating whether or not it can enact tax deferral measures that would help some small businesses manage their cash flow and payroll obligations.
Ottawa Special Events lays off majority of staff over coronavirus-related cancellations

Ottawa Special Events lays off majority of staff over coronavirus-related cancellations

Partner Michael Wood says, year-over-year from this time in 2019, his business is down 94 per cent.
Rear door bus boarding among more COVID-19 precautions being taken by OC Transpo

Rear door bus boarding among more COVID-19 precautions being taken by OC Transpo

City of Ottawa General Manager of Transportation John Manconi issued a statement regarding more changes to bus, rail and para transpo operations.
<b>Remember This?</b> The fastest chicken in the world

Remember This? The fastest chicken in the world

The "chicken cannon" wasn't just a gag on a long-running Canadian comedy, but a real weapon used to test the durability of airplanes at Ottawa's airport.
Canada to close borders to most non-citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada to close borders to most non-citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country is taking "increasingly aggressive steps" to keep everyone safe.
TD Place staff to be paid by OSEG as if events were continuing

TD Place staff to be paid by OSEG as if events were continuing

There's yet to be any word from the Ottawa Senators as to whether or not the club will be taking care of Canadian Tire Centre employees.
Province reveals details of proposed COVID-19 job protection legislation

Province reveals details of proposed COVID-19 job protection legislation

Premier Doug Ford and his team say the proposed legislation would mean employees would not be required to provide medical notes if they take leaves due to COVID-19.
Bridgehead closing while Starbucks and Tim Hortons take away dine-in option

Bridgehead closing while Starbucks and Tim Hortons take away dine-in option

All three companies have issued statements, talking about the need to contribute to the ongoing effort to increase social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atlético Ottawa players to self-isolate upon return from training in Spain

Atlético Ottawa players to self-isolate upon return from training in Spain

Spain is under a state of emergency as it has recorded almost 300 COVID-19-related deaths.
'It's safe to donate blood during COVID-19, and critical for patients:' Canadian Blood Services

'It's safe to donate blood during COVID-19, and critical for patients:' Canadian Blood Services

The inventory is currently strong, but the organization says a recent increase in appointment cancellations is worrying, particularly in light of the blood shortages already being reported in other countries affected by COVID-19.
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