Good morning, Ottawa. Today, a heavy winter storm is hitting Ottawa, with up to 10 cm of snow expected, winds up to 40 km/h and a high of -8C with a low of -21C tonight, according to Environment Canada.

Russian forces advance on Kyiv

Missiles rained down on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv as Russian troops appear poised to enter the city. CBC News reports.

Invasion could displace five million Ukrainians abroad: UN

United Nations aid agencies are reporting short supplies of fuel, cash and medical supplies that could drive as many as five million Ukrainians to seek protection overseas, CBC News reports.

Canada prepares for influx of refugees

Canada’s Defence Minister Anita Anand said 150 Canadian Armed Forces members are on the ground in Poland “ready to assist” refugees in getting safe passage out of Ukraine. CTV News has the story.

Health Canada approves made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine, called Covifenz, has been backed by Health Canada Thursday and is the first to be developed by a Canadian company and it is the first-ever to be plant-based. The Canadian Press reports.

Ottawa police board asks provincial watchdog to investigate occupation

The Ottawa Police Services Board is asked the provincial watchdog to investigate the police’s response to the capital occupation. The investigation was unanimously supported by board members. More from the Ottawa Citizen here.