Friday will be sunny and cold, Environment Canada says, with a high of -11C. The low will be -15C with a wind chill of -21C overnight.
As Ontario’s hospitals called for new 28-day lockdowns in the province’s COVID-19 red zones amid record-high case counts and hospitalizations, Premier Doug Ford would not commit to any new shutdowns — yet. CBC has more.
Ontario is telling its school boards to prepare for the possibility of fully remote learning in the new year, prompting calls for clarity on whether the government plans to shut down in-class learning in January, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Ottawa residents who contract COVID-19 and fear infecting their families will now have the option to self-isolate at a local hotel, thanks to a $4.7 million grant from the federal government. The undisclosed hotel will open its 107 rooms on Monday, CBC reports.
Starting Jan. 1, the Ottawa Public Library will no longer charge late fees for books and other materials lent out, CTV reports.
In early November, the Ontario government committed to increasing direct care to an average of four hours a day for every long-term care resident. On Thursday, it released a plan to build and support the workforce it will need to achieve this care standard, pledging annual investment in long-term care staffing of up to $1.9 billion by 2024-25. The Ottawa Citizen has more.