The clouds are clearing out and warmer temperatures are returning with the high today expected to reach 15C, Environment Canada says. The low will drop to 3C under clear skies.

Federal government bans flights from India, Pakistan

The federal government is imposing a 30-day ban on all commercial and private flights from India and Pakistan effective Thursday at 11:30 p.m. EST, as COVID-19 infections continue to surge in those countries. CTV has more.

People dying of COVID before seeking help

CTV reports provincial health officials are now investigating an alarming new trend of people with COVID-19 who are rapidly deteriorating and dying before seeking medical care, Ontario’s chief coroner and coordinator of the province’s outbreak response team said Thursday.

Ford says sorry and commits to sick leave law

A tearful Premier Doug Ford emerged from isolation Thursday to apologize for making mistakes and commit to bringing in paid sick leave legislation. The Ottawa Citizen has more.

Ottawa imposing new rules on short-term rentals

City councillors in the planning and community and protective services committees have voted to impose strict new rules on short-term rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, allowing hosts to list only their primary residence or cottage, and only if they get a permit first, CBC reports.

NCC picks bidders to develop LeBreton’s ‘Library parcel’

The National Capital Commission’s (NCC) board of directors has approved a short list of bidders to develop a small parcel on the western edge of the downtown core in LeBreton Flats. CBC has more.