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IN THE NEWS: Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Hope you are having a good morning, Ottawa. Today will bring a mix of sun and clouds, with potential rain later. Environment Canada predicts a high of 11°C and a low of 6°C. Here are the top stories in the nation’s capital. Safe sidewalks a priority for city this winter The City of Ottawa promises it will be prepared to…


Bad timing: Flu shot delayed as season nears

Canada’s annual battle against the flu is getting a late start this year because of a vaccine shortage, with some public immunization clinics pushing back their start dates. The delay comes as North America steels itself for what could be a particularly bad flu season based on recently released data from Australia’s Department of Health, which experienced a significantly higher…


Disease and urban stresses claim 25 downtown trees

While trees in downtown Ottawa have now donned their yellow, orange and red leaves, 25 lifeless trees were removed in late September and early October by the National Capital Commission. Half had died because of Dutch elm disease, and others because of “urban and environmental stress,” according to the NCC. Among the removed trees were 14 elms, five lindens, four maples,…