Expect a bright sunny and chilly day today, Environment Canada says. The high will be -6C after a -25C windchill this morning. Skies will remain clear tonight as the mercury drops to -17C.
More vaccine doses needed to protect 80 year olds, city says
The City of Ottawa says while it is good news that Ontario moved all adults 80 and older into phase one of the vaccination rollout, current supply can’t meet that demand, CTV reports. In a memo to council on Tuesday, staff said they are adjusting vaccination plans as required, but noted that Ottawa presently cannot accommodate wider vaccinations yet.
Snow in U.S. delays vaccine shipment to Canada: Pfizer
Today’s planned delivery of Pfizer doses has been delayed by one day due to inclement winter weather in the United States, the pharmaceutical giant told CTV.
West Quebec back in orange zone: Premier
The Outaouais region, which includes Gatineau, will move to the lower, “orange” pandemic-alert level on Feb. 22, Quebec Premier Francois Legault says. Six less-populated regions are already at the orange alert level, under which gyms and in-person restaurant dining can resume. The Ottawa Citizen has more.
Shepherds of Good Hope plan larger shelter
The Shepherds of Good Hope is planning an eight-storey building near its current shelter for the homeless in the Byward Market that would include supportive housing for up to 48 people, a soup kitchen and a drop-in centre, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Ontario pushes larger boards to test 5 per cent of students
Ontario is calling for its larger school boards to offer targeted COVID-19 testing in at least five per cent of their elementary and secondary schools, reaching two per cent of their student populations weekly. CBC has more.
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