More sunshine and warm weather today, Environment Canada says with the high reaching 22 and the low tonight falling to a mild 16C as clouds appear.

Prince Philip passes away at age 99

Prince Phillip died at Windsor Caste today at the age of 99. His passing is a blow to Queen Elizabeth because it takes away a man who, for all his faults, had made it his life’s work to support her in her otherwise difficult and lonely role. The Ottawa Citizen looks at his life.

Hospitals told to postpone all but life-saving surgeries

Ontario is telling hospitals across most of the province to stop performing all but emergency and life-saving surgeries because of the growing caseload of COVID-19 patients, CBC reports.

Lockdown measures extended in Gatineau

Premier François Legault has set the curfew in Montreal and Laval to 8 p.m., starting on Sunday. He also extended the lockdown measures in place in Quebec City, Lévis, Beauce and Gatineau — where variants of COVID-19 are spreading rapidly — until April 19. CBC has more.

Anti-maskers could face charges for protest

North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford says she expects charges will be laid after a mostly maskless group gathered on the patio of a Kemptville eatery Thursday, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Abuse allegations at child care centre investigated

The city of Ottawa says the Children’s Aid Society and Ottawa police are investigating an alleged abuse at a city-run child care centre. CTV has more.