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It's time to reopen Ottawa schools: Dr. Etches

It's time to reopen Ottawa schools: Dr. Etches

Dr. Vera Etches says, while we can never completely prevent COVID-19 from entering schools, she is confident that we can manage the current COVID-19 levels
$24 to live for a week: Operation Come Home's challenge to raise money, awareness for homeless youth

$24 to live for a week: Operation Come Home's challenge to raise money, awareness for homeless youth

Usually OCM would have participants living on the streets for 24 hours to raise awareness and money for homeless youth, but COVID forced the organization to rethink its event.
UPDATE: One new COVID-19 death and 23 new cases in Ottawa; Ontario's new case numbers below 2,000s for second day

UPDATE: One new COVID-19 death and 23 new cases in Ottawa; Ontario's new case numbers below 2,000s for second day

However, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting two new cases, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit is reporting 18 new cases and no new cases are reported by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit.
Province announces $11.8-million in COVID-19 funding for Ottawa long-term care homes

Province announces $11.8-million in COVID-19 funding for Ottawa long-term care homes

The funding will help cover costs associated with screening, staffing and cleaning at 27 local long-term care homes.
'The lockdown is working': COVID-19 viral loads in Ottawa wastewater plateauing

'The lockdown is working': COVID-19 viral loads in Ottawa wastewater plateauing

Dr. Tyson Graber says wastewater levels are not yet able to detect variants of the virus.
Ottawa Police Service takes first steps to develop mental health response strategy

Ottawa Police Service takes first steps to develop mental health response strategy

At Monday's Police Services Board Meeting, members heard from delegates about their experiences with the police during calls that involved mental health situations.
Active cases of COVID-19 on the decline in Eastern Ontario; most LTC residents vaccinated

Active cases of COVID-19 on the decline in Eastern Ontario; most LTC residents vaccinated

The medical officer of health for the region says numbers were down over the weekend in all three regions; Cornwall, South Dundas and Glengarry and Prescott and Russell.
Almost 1,000 residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark receive first shot of  COVID-19 vaccine

Almost 1,000 residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark receive first shot of COVID-19 vaccine

The health unit has planned for eight mobile clinics to be set up this week at retirement and long-term care homes in the area to inoculate residents.
Montreal media pens open letter to province asking for access to COVID-19 wards, long-term care homes

Montreal media pens open letter to province asking for access to COVID-19 wards, long-term care homes

The letter claims that while the government keeps the battle behind closed doors, doctors, nurses, and caregivers have expressed interest in letting reporters in.
Orkin ranks Ottawa as tenth worst city in Canada for bed bugs

Orkin ranks Ottawa as tenth worst city in Canada for bed bugs

Cities were ranked by the number of bed bug treatments the company performed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
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