Good morning, Ottawa! Currently it is -1 with light snow, which will continue into the afternoon while reaching a high of 1. Don’t forget that Daylight Savings begins Sunday. Remember to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night. It’s time to spring forward despite the snow. Here are your top headlines today:
There were more than 120 Canadians who were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and placed in quarantine for two weeks in Cornwall. Read and listen to the last of those who were released today from Cornwall at CBC Ottawa.
After six months of treatment for ovarian cancer, Coun Diane Deans says she believes that she will beat it at her annual Women’s day conference. Read more about what she has to say at the Ottawa Citizen.
On Wednesday, OC Transpo workers were cleared out of head office after bed bugs were found. A pest management company found bed bugs in “certain specific areas” of the office. Global News reports.
The coffee chain has decided to stop using reusable cups in an effort to minimize the chances of contracting the virus. This decision has Tim Hortons delaying the distribution of 1.8 million reusable cups they were going to give out for Roll Up The Rim this year. Other coffee companies are doing the same sort of thing. Read more on this at CTV News Ottawa.
This is the third straight month of employment growth in Canada. Even so there are signs the economy is slowing in the report which shows a slight increase in the unemployment rate to 5.6 per cent. Read more on this at the Financial Post.