It is starting to warm up. Environment Canada is forecasting at high of 15C today with a low toight a balmy 6C a change from some frosty nights of late. There is a 60 per cent chance of showers tonight too.

Hospital workers union to protest pandemic pay

The union representing health-care workers at the Queensway Carleton Hospital says Ontario’s pandemic pay boost for front-line workers doesn’t go far enough and they intend to demonstrate their displeasure this afternoon. CTV has more.

Ontario to reveal phase one of reopening plan

CTV says the plan will include a timeline on when stage one will begin and details about the reopening of some small businesses and parks, including golf courses.

Public service jobs expected to cushion Ottawa economy

Ottawa’s local economy is expected to weather the COVID-19 pandemic better than other major Canadian cities, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. CBC has more.

COVID-19 cases in Ottawa declining

COVID-19 infections in the Ottawa community and in local long-term care homes are both decreasing, according to the city’s medical officer of health, the Ottawa Citizen reports. In a presentation to city council Wednesday, Dr. Vera Etches also noted that 90 per cent of the time, public health is able to reach all cases and contacts of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.

Gatineau student sent home after showing COVID symptoms

CBC reports that a student at Lord Aylmer Elementary School in Gatineau, Que., was sent home with symptoms of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a school board official says.

No date for Confederation Line fix

More than two months after the city put LRT builders Rideau Transit Group (RTG) on notice of default, the consortium has refused to provide a date for when the Confederation Line will finally be made reliable, CBC says.

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