Environment Canada reports the skies will be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries. The high temperature will be -5°C, dropping to a low of -12°C tonight.

Payette resigns after the release of workplace review

After the release of a workplace review of the Rideau Hall, Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta Di Lorenzo, have both resigned. The review was prompted by CBC’s reporting last summer that alleged both Payette and Di Lorenzo had verbally abused staff and created a toxic workplace atmosphere. The CBC has more.

Ontario to train 300 to work in Ottawa long-term care homes

In partnership with Willis College, Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care has announced a pilot scholarship program to offer no cost training for up to 300 personal support workers, CTV News reports. The training is to begin in January.

NCC says Canal nearly set for skating as early as next week

The green flag is expected to fly early next week on the Rideau Canal Skateway. During the National Capital Commission’s Board of Directors meeting, NCC CEO Tobi Nussbaum said a lockdown version of the skateway will open soon, with the opening date finalized in the next 24 hours. CTV has more.

Airlines report at least 50,000 cancelled reservations

As of Jan. 7, the new rule requiring all travellers over the age of five to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result has taken a toll on flight reservations prompting at least 50,000 cancellations, airlines say. The CBC has more.

Ottawa Police to ask “council” to help develop mental health response strategy

In 2020, the Ottawa Police Service announced it would change its response to people in a mental health crisis with a community-led initiative. The new response will be co-created and led by a Guiding Council made up of representatives selected by five community networks, reports the Ottawa Citizen. The hope is to better understand the needs of the community, and gather and share information to drive the initiative forward.