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Author: Melanie Ritchot

Man in winter clothing stands by the Ottawa sign in downtown
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IN THE NEWS: Thursday, March 19

Get ready for a high of 9 and a low of 7 today under cloudy skies during the day and the potential for a thunderstorm tonight. Environment Canada has more. Ottawa Food Banks call for online donations Food banks in Ottawa are handing out extra food to individuals and families so they can stay indoors longer during the ongoing push...
Man in winter clothing stands by the Ottawa sign in downtown
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IN THE NEWS: Thursday, March 12

Good morning, Ottawa. It is partly cloudy and -3°C this morning, with a high of 5°C in the afternoon. Rain will begin overnight at a temperature of 1°C and continue into Friday morning. Ottawa’s first COVID-19 case works at Ciena The technology company Ciena has closed its offices and employees are working from home after an employee in his 40s...
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Changes to Ontario Autism funding to put bigger burden on parents

Changes to the Ontario Autism Program have parents worried about losing therapy funding, increased wait times and a lot of debt. Some were forced to sell their homes and cars to afford therapy for their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—even before the funding model changed. “When we heard the announcement there was a lot of crying in our house,”...