The forecast today calls for a high of 8°C and a low of 5°C. The Weather Channel is reporting a 70 per cent chance of showers in the morning, increasing to 90 per cent by the evening.

Ottawa reports 67 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

As reported by the CBC, there was a drop in cases from Saturday to Sunday, but Ottawa’s total cases have surpassed 6,000 in total since the pandemic began.

Protesters arrested as National War Memorial encampment removed

Police arrested two protesters Saturday morning as the encampment set up by the group calling themselves the “Canadian Revolution” at the National War Memorial was removed, following weeks of public pressure for police intervention. Global News has the full story.

COVID-19 blamed for closure of two downtown hotels

The Albert at Bay Suite Hotel at 435 Albert St. and the Best Western Plus at 377 O’Connor St. have both been sold and closed permanently largely because of the decrease in tourism caused by the pandemic, CTV News reported Friday.

Ottawa pharmacies report massive rise in seasonal flu vaccinations

People are waiting hours for flu vaccinations, according to CTV News, in an “unprecedented” surge in appointments and demand, with some pharmacies even temporarily running out of the vaccine.

Eastern Ontario Health Unit head says no trick or treat this year

The head of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has joined his Ottawa colleague in urging families not to trick-or-treat this year. Although the state of COVID-19 infection in the region — which stretches roughly from Cornwall to the Hawkesbury area — is not as severe as it is in Ottawa, EOHU medical officer of health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis says the risk of infection was always front of mind. The Ottawa Citizen has more.