After some Tuesday evening snow flurries and an overnight wind chill of -7C, Environment Canada forecasts a high of 1C with a mix of sun and cloud on Wednesday. Expect clouds to increase by the evening with a chance of flurries and freezing rain overnight.

Canada tightens travel testing restrictions in light of Omicron variant

In order to combat the spread of Covid-19 variant Omicron, the federal government announced a suite of changes to be made in their review of the vaccine booster strategy, CTV News has details.

CRTC announces new anti-spam call laws

Looking to reduce the amount of spam calls Canadians are receiving, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced new laws enforcing improved caller ID features, CBC News reports.

Ottawa audit finds potential for conflicts of interest in grant funding

The Ottawa Citizen reports that city auditor general Nathalie Gougeon found gaps in screening conflicts of interest in funded programs, despite the city doing “generally a good job.” The review recommends a review of funding frameworks to better serve existing and emerging community issues. 

New campaign seeks to map, study underground fungal networks

The National Post covers plans to learn more about vast underground fungal networks, sometimes called ‘the Wood Wide Web,’ to better understand the Earth and climate change. Celebrated scientist Jane Goodall is a supporter of the project, put in motion by the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUD).

Gucci film provokes potential legal action from famous fashion family

“House of Gucci,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Lady Gaga alongside Adam Driver, is under fire from the Gucci family, who say the film portrays them as “thugs.” Global News reports that the film did not consult the family during production, and that while no legal action has been taken at this time, the family’s statement hinted at its possibility. 

Free rides on OC Transpo starts

OC Transpo is offering fare free trips on buses and the LRT for the month of December in a bid to restore some confidence in the system and lure passengers back to public transit. CBC looks at whether it will work.