Good Morning Ottawa! Expect a mild day with a high of 9º C and a low of -1º C. There is a slight chance of rain this morning with some fog patches overnight. Here’s everything you need to know this Tuesday morning.

Ottawa schools prepare for job action

Teachers from 147 public schools across Ottawa are expected to begin the first phase of labour action aimed at pressuring the Ontario government during contract negotiations, reports CBC News.

City invests in a new road safety plan

Monday marks the beginning of a new road safety plan that seeks to invest more than $31 million — as well as $4 million in infrastructure improvements — to reduce the annual rate of fatal and major injuries caused by collisions by 20 per cent. CBC News has further details.

Visitors from Africa least likely to get Canadian visas

Statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveal that African visitors have more difficulty getting Canadian visas, raising questions about whether the system is discriminatory, reports CBC News.

Polytechnique survivors urge Liberals to end sale of assault-style firearms

PolySeSouvient, a group consisting of survivors from the Polytechnique shooting in 1989, wants the Liberal government to take immediate action to stop the sales of assault-type weapons. It also wants an indefinite ban on the manufacture and importation of handguns. CTV News has more.

Chief reveals plan to improve policing in Ottawa

Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly revealed some of his plans to confront some of the challenges that the city and those responsible for policing it face. The comments came as the police board debated and voted unanimously to pass a $362.1-million operating budget for the force. The Ottawa Sun has more.