Ottawa Weather: End of extreme cold conditions in Ottawa on Saturday

Ottawa Weather: End of extreme cold conditions in Ottawa on Saturday

The extreme cold warning that gripped the capital for three days is officially over. Environment Canada lifted the extreme cold warning just before noon on Saturday, but below normal temperatures will hover over the capital throughout the weekend. The temperature dropped to -29C by 8am, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 39. … Read more

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

OC Transpo and Rideau Transit Maintenance say the extended period of very cold temperatures impacted power on the Confederation Line on Saturday morning, causing five trains to stop and service to the east to close. The transit service reported “local power issues” along the Confederation Line, with service interrupted between Blair and Hurdman stations just … Read more

Man dies after shooting in Toronto; homicide unit investigation

Man dies after shooting in Toronto;  homicide unit investigation

Toronto police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year, a 19-year-old who was shot in the parking lot of a North York fast food restaurant. On Saturday around 12:40 p.m., Toronto police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Ingram Drive at Keele Street. A man was found … Read more

COVID-19 testing at Brewer Park Arena moves to do-it-yourself testing system

COVID-19 testing at Brewer Park Arena moves to do-it-yourself testing system

Brewer Park Arena’s Adult COVID-19 Assessment Center is moving to a do-it-yourself testing model. From Monday, the assessment center will distribute and collect do-it-yourself test kits, instead of carrying out tests in person. “The DIY model reduces interactions to keep assessment center staff and patients safe during the current wave of COVID-19,” the Ottawa COVID-19 … Read more

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

OC Transpo and Rideau Transit Maintenance say the extended period of very cold temperatures impacted power on the Confederation Line on Saturday morning, causing five trains to stop and service to the east to close. The transit service reported “local power issues” along the Confederation Line, with service interrupted between Blair and Hurdman stations just … Read more

Four new deaths from COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, hospitalizations increase

Four new deaths from COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, hospitalizations increase

Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Ottawa, and Ottawa Public Health is reporting five more people hospitalized with illnesses related to COVID-19. The health unit reported four new deaths and 443 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is an underestimate of the actual number … Read more

COVID-19 Ontario: Hospitalizations drop to 4,026 as ICU admissions hit 600

COVID-19 Ontario: Hospitalizations drop to 4,026 as ICU admissions hit 600

Ontario health officials are reporting a drop in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Saturday as virus-related intensive care admissions increase. The 4,026 patients currently hospitalized represent a decrease from the 4,114 patients reported a day earlier. Meanwhile, intensive care admissions have fallen from 590 to 600. Of those 4,026 patients, 56% were admitted to … Read more

Ottawa Weather: Extreme cold conditions expected to end on Saturday

Ottawa Weather: End of extreme cold conditions in Ottawa on Saturday

The extreme cold conditions plaguing the capital for a third consecutive day should end today. The temperature dropped to -29C by 8am, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 39. According to the YOW_Weather Twitter account, the wind chill of minus 39 at 8 a.m. was the coldest wind chill recorded in Ottawa … Read more

Ottawa police are investigating a homicide that occurred early in the morning on the way to Montreal

Ottawa police are investigating a homicide that occurred early in the morning on the way to Montreal

Ottawa police are investigating the city’s second homicide of the year, following the stabbing death of a man in the city’s east end. Emergency crews responded to a call on Montreal Road near Olmstead Road around 6:20 a.m. Saturday. “The Homicide Unit is investigating the stabbing death of a male in the 200 block of … Read more

Man dies after shooting in Toronto; homicide unit investigation

Man dies after shooting in Toronto;  homicide unit investigation

A man has died following an overnight shooting in a North York parking lot. Shortly after 12:45 a.m., Toronto police responded to a shooting in a parking lot in the Keele Street and Ingram Drive area. The occupants of two vehicles allegedly shot each other before fleeing the scene, police said. A man in his … Read more