COVID-19 detected for the first time in Ontario wildlife

COVID-19 detected for the first time in Ontario wildlife

Samples taken from five free-ranging white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first time the virus has been detected in wildlife in the province. In an email to CTV News Toronto, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry said the samples were taken in … Read more

Blizzard in Ottawa: Parking ban in effect as snow plows begin clearing residential streets

Blizzard in Ottawa: Parking ban in effect as snow plows begin clearing residential streets

A 24-hour winter parking ban is now in effect in Ottawa as snow removal crews begin digging residential streets under a record amount of snow. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told Newstalk 580 CFRA that the cleanup will take a long time. “It’s going to take many, many days because they have to go into the … Read more

Federal offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant known to be frequenting Ottawa

Federal offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant known to be frequenting Ottawa

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a federal offender known to frequent Ottawa. Police say Steven Mavis, 59, is wanted for violating his statutory release. He is serving a five-year-one-month sentence for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and driving a vehicle while disqualified. Police describe Mavis as white, 5ft 10in and … Read more

City lifts ban on tobogganing on toboggan runs

City lifts ban on tobogganing on toboggan runs

Monday’s winter storm deposited a fresh layer of snow on the city’s toboggan slopes and a sledding ban notice issued earlier this month has now been lifted. Tobogganing hills in Ottawa remained open, but in early January the city recommended that they not be used due to dangerous and icy conditions. On Tuesday, the city … Read more

Eastway tank explosion: Kayla Ferguson would be the youngest victim of the Ottawa explosion

Eastway tank explosion: Kayla Ferguson would be the youngest victim of the Ottawa explosion

Almost a week after a devastating explosion rocked the capital and claimed the lives of six people, the families of the victims are still awaiting answers. “I keep asking why and how?” Maria Ferguson, the cousin of Kayla Ferguson, 26, said. Kayla Ferguson, a welder, is believed to be the youngest victim of the explosion … Read more

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Last week, we told you the story of Ogilvie Pizza owner Hani Soueid and his act of kindness to a loyal customer who contracted COVID-19. Now that same pizzeria is at the front desk. When Soueid went out of his way to help this client, word spread. “We got calls from British Columbia, we got … Read more

Ottawa weather: More snow to come Wednesday as city retreats from Monday’s storm

Ottawa weather: More snow to come Wednesday as city retreats from Monday’s storm

After a record snowstorm in Ottawa on Monday, Tuesday was a sunny day, but forecasters say more snow is just around the corner. A weather advisory for Ottawa calls for 5 to 10 cm of snow Tuesday evening through Wednesday with a chance of freezing rain. “Snow will form this evening and change to showers … Read more

Shaker Heights partners with MetroHealth System

Shaker Heights partners with MetroHealth System

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Shaker Heights Police and Fire Departments have partnered with the MetroHealth System for a pilot program to address the growing number of behavioral health calls. “We’ve seen an increasing number of mental health type calls and we can definitely attribute that to the pandemic,” Shaker Heights Police Chief Jeff DeMuth said. … Read more

Tow truck driver hit and killed by snow plow in Arnprior

Tow truck driver hit and killed by snow plow in Arnprior

Police have identified a tow truck driver who was struck and killed by a snow plow Monday in Arnprior as a 33-year-old Ottawa man. The man was struck on Highway 417 westbound under the White Lake Road overpass around 12:25 p.m. Police say a westbound snow plow hit the tow truck driver while assisting another … Read more

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Last week, we told you the story of Ogilvie Pizza owner Hani Soueid and his act of kindness to a loyal customer who contracted COVID-19. Now that same pizzeria is at the front desk. When Soueid went out of his way to help this client, word spread. “We got calls from British Columbia, we got … Read more