A sunny start with the promise of a warmer day. Environment Canada says that the high today will be 14C and the low tonight -2C. No precipitation in the forecast today but we could use some rain.

Local universities prepare for online courses in fall

Carleton and the University of Ottawa are preparing for a fall semester that will likely be delivered mostly online as the schools grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Cottagers weigh the risks of COVID-19

The reeve of a rural township between Perth and Smiths Falls says as far as he’s concerned cottage owners should feel welcome to visit their properties as long as they haul supplies from home and respect physical distancing. The Ottawa Citizen has more.

Seniors to get some federal COVID cash

Seniors will be receiving a one-time payment of up to $500 to help offset any increases in the cost of living due to COVID-19 — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today promised to help find long-term solutions to the tragedies unfolding in long-term care facilities. The CBC has more.

Student removed from West Quebec school because of relative’s COVID

A student at an elementary school in Cantley, Que. has been removed from class after a relative tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Draveurs School Board. The positive test result came on the day elementary schools reopened in the Outaouais. CBC explains.

Ontario seeks to quell care homes outbreaks

The Ontario government has adopted an emergency order that will allow it to appoint a manager to oversee the response to COVID-19 at long-term care homes struggling to deal with an outbreak. There have been 249 outbreaks at Ontario’s 626 long-term care homes and the sector now accounts for more than three quarters of all COVID-19 deaths. CTV has more.

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