Showers should end this afternoon, Environment Canada says. The high of 11C will be reached this morning and the temperature will fall through the day, reaching 4C this afternoon and -2C this evening with a chance of flurries.

Coroner urges Ottawa Gatineau hospitals to communicate better

Hospitals along the Quebec-Ontario border need to develop a real-time system to communicate a patient’s information in emergency situations, according to a report from an Outaouais coroner. CBC has more.

Province calls public inquiry into Ottawa’s LRT

The Ontario government has announced it will launch a public inquiry into Ottawa’s problem-plagued light rail network, CBC reports.

Transit fare increase delayed until 15 trains running, commission says

The transit commission on Wednesday voted in favour of holding off on a 2.5-per-cent fare increase in 2022 until 15 trains are running on the Confederation Line. The Ottawa Citizen has more.

NCC to drop gas-powered lawn tools

The National Capital Commission is putting gas-powered gardening and lawn tools into the shed for good, CTV says.

B.C. declares state of emergency

Devastating flooding, mudslides and strong winds in British Columbia have prompted officials to declare a provincial state of emergency. Work is continuing around the clock to clean up and recover after the storm, but thousands remain displaced from their homes. CTV has details.