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Lost revenue, poor government support blamed for OC Transpo’s $85.5M deficit

An Ottawa transit commission report from Wednesday outlined that tightened pandemic restrictions in January 2022 led to losses that were $21 million more than expected. CBC News Ottawa has more.

Tories apologize for texts defecting MP called ‘intimidation’

Since leaving the Conservative caucus, the now-independent Quebec MP says Pierre Poilievre’s leadership team targeted him with ‘intimidation’ tactics in text messages urging the MP to resign his seat. That prompted a Conservative tweet Wednesday evening apologizing, the National Post reports.

Mayoral candidate McKenney pledges to end chronic homelessness in 1st term

Catherine McKenney unveiled their affordable housing and homelessness platform Wednesday, promising an end to chronic homelessness in Ottawa within four years. One of her opponents, Mark Sutcliffe, questioned McKenney’s voting record on housing. CTV News Ottawa has the full story.

Worldwide coronavirus deaths lowest since March 2020: WHO

As worldwide coronavirus deaths continue to decline, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains cautious. “We are not there yet, but the end is in sight,” he said. CTV News Ottawa has more.

Canadian star Mattea Roach in Jeopardy!‘s Tournament of Champions

Global News reports that Halifax-born Mattea Roach — who holds the fifth-longest streak in the show’s history — will compete against fellow Jeopardy! champs Matt Amodio and Amy Schneider this fall.