Brace yourselves for a chilly day. According to Environment Canada, temperatures will hit a high of -10°C with winds hitting 21 km/h and tonights low will hit -22°C. Here’s what is happening in Ottawa today:

Public elementary schools go on strike

All public elementary schools within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) are closed today in light of a province-wide teachers strike. Schools in Toronto and York Region are doing the same. This is now the third time classes have been cancelled within recent months, CBC reports.

Man injured after ice breaks through windshield

Martin Burger, 47, is urging drivers to completely remove all snow and ice off their cars after a chunk of ice went through his windshield while driving, causing injury. Ottawa OPP are also asking drivers to do the same, Ottawa Citizen reports.

Mayor criticizes Rideau Transit Group

After weather issues caused delays on Confederation Line this past weekend, Mayor Jim Watson is calling on the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to better prepare for winter saying he is “not satisfied with the performance.” CTV News Ottawa has more.

Aylmer producer up for another Oscar

Dean DeBlois, the writer, director and executive producer behind How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World can add another Oscar nomination under his belt as the film landed a spot in the best animated feature category. The filmmaker has previously been nominated on three other occasions but is without a win, CBC Reports.

Trudeau continues talks in Winnipeg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Manitoba Premier, Brian Pallister today to discuss Manitoba’s new climate change plan. Trudeau also met with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman to address infrastructure, public safety, and anti-drug strategies for the region, CBC reports.


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