China’s success taming virus could make pandemic exit strategy harder

China’s success taming virus could make pandemic exit strategy harder

A resident holds up a tube and swab to get tested at a nuclei test station in Beijing, China, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. The sweeping “zero-tolerance” policies that China has employed to protect its people and economy from COVID-19 may, paradoxically, make it harder for the country to exit the pandemic. (Ng Han Guan, Associated … Read more

Community rallies behind Stittsville family after fire destroys their home

Community rallies behind Stittsville family after fire destroys their home

A Stittsville family is grateful for the outpouring of community support after a fire tore through their dream home. “It’s been tough, it’s been tough, but thank you all,” said Sean Toogood, who credits his eight-year-old son with alerting everyone to the smoke. The family of four escaped with just their cats and a few … Read more

Toronto snow clearing effort continues 5 days after massive storm – Toronto

Toronto snow clearing effort continues 5 days after massive storm – Toronto

The City of Toronto says clean-up efforts will continue into the weekend following Monday’s major snowstorm. In a bulletin issued by the city’s Transportation Services, the city said plowing and salting of major roadways have been completed and the snow removal process has begun. “The work involves dozens of crews using front end-loaders and dump … Read more

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

Man shot multiple times in second scene of gunfire during violent night in Montreal

Man shot multiple times in second scene of gunfire during violent night in Montreal

MONTREAL — Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating a second shooting overnight that left a young man in hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Police responded to a 911 call at 2:20 a.m. Saturday after gunshots rang out at the intersection of Brussels Avenue and Monselet Street in Montreal North. When officers arrived at the scene, they … 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