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No vaccine waste in Ottawa despite close to 400 daily appointment no-shows

No vaccine waste in Ottawa despite close to 400 daily appointment no-shows

Ottawa's general manager of emergency and protective services says the number of no-shows is growing, but it's mostly due to residents rescheduling their appointments and not having their old ones cancelled.
Ottawa's top doctor warns vaccination rate still too low to stop Delta variant spread

Ottawa's top doctor warns vaccination rate still too low to stop Delta variant spread

Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches says the local health unit is monitoring every new COVID-19 case in the city for the variant.
LRT line to Ottawa airport not most convenient for tourists but city believes it best serves community

LRT line to Ottawa airport not most convenient for tourists but city believes it best serves community

Transit Commission Vice-Chair Jean Cloutier says, with the majority of riders expected to be residents, transfers at South Keys Station and Bayview Station are necessary.
Some Ottawans skipping local COVID-19 vaccine bottleneck by visiting clinics in other towns

Some Ottawans skipping local COVID-19 vaccine bottleneck by visiting clinics in other towns

According to Ottawa Public Health, booking vaccine appointments in neighbouring public health unit is a matter of personal choice and availability of vaccine.
No reason to wait weeks for Step 2 if COVID-19 metrics are improving: infectious disease expert

No reason to wait weeks for Step 2 if COVID-19 metrics are improving: infectious disease expert

Dr. Bogoch tells CityNews' The Rob Snow Show it's great that the province has only loosely scheduled the reopening step, because it gives them the opportunity to move up the date when COVID-19 indicators are on the right track.
CHEO School surprises students with horse-drawn carriage ride

CHEO School surprises students with horse-drawn carriage ride

CHEO School is an educational facility which provides a unique and innovative educational-therapy program for kindergarten students with complex physical needs.
Ottawa should not have to wait weeks for Step 2 of Ontario reopening plan: Mayor

Ottawa should not have to wait weeks for Step 2 of Ontario reopening plan: Mayor

However, Ottawa's top doctor Dr. Vera Etches says the provincial government is moving at the right pace.
Beacon-Hill Cyrville Ward councillor admits to mistakenly leaking confidential memo

Beacon-Hill Cyrville Ward councillor admits to mistakenly leaking confidential memo

An investigation by the city's integrity commissioner has been called off. 
Fear in Ottawa's Muslim community after London attack unfortunately not a new feeling

Fear in Ottawa's Muslim community after London attack unfortunately not a new feeling

Since the massacre at a Quebec City mosque in 2017, the Ottawa Police Service has increased its presence around the KMA Mosalla and other mosques across the city.
Carp winery among many in eastern Ontario affected by late-season frost

Carp winery among many in eastern Ontario affected by late-season frost

"Our goal at this point is to maximize the fruit we can get, and for the block that was affected we'll just provide nutrients for the soil," says winemaker Brian Hamilton.
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