Things are looking up Ottawa, as temperatures are back on the rise, Environment Canada expects a high today of 17°C. However, as the days continue to get shorter expect to need a sweater this evening, with the low reaching 3°C.

English Language Debate

Leaders of Canada’s six main political parties met Monday evening at the Museum of History in Gatineau for the only English debate to feature representatives from all parties. Candidates fielded questions about abortion, climate change, Indigenous issues and more, the CBC reports.

Mixed reviews from commuters

In the first workday since major bus route changes, feelings were mixed for commuters left with no choice but to transfer from formerly direct bus routes to the LRT. According to the city, platforms were full though trains were not yet at capacity. Officials called that a success. To learn what commuters were saying, check out this article by the Ottawa Citizen.

Senators welcome new forward

The Ottawa Senators acquired Russian forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the New York Rangers in a Monday night trade. In return the Rangers received defenceman Nick Ebert and Ottawa’s fourth round NHL draft pick for 2021. The CBC has more.

Green party drops candidate for anti-abortion posts

Marthe Lepine, the Green candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell has been dropped by the party after the discovery of anti-abortion social media posts. The party says its candidates have to support abortion rights. Lepine will remain on the ballot because the party’s decision happened after the deadline to remove candidates before the Oct. 21 election. The Greens are not the first to have to remove a candidate this election, see Global News for additional details.

Climate protests lead to arrests in cities across Canada

In participation with climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, commuter bridges across Canada were shut down by protesters Monday morning. Dozens were arrested in Halifax and Toronto for their involvement with the demonstrations, the National Post reports.