Sunny and warm: that’s a welcome forecast. Today the Ottawa region will hit a high of 23C, Environment Canada says. The low will be 9C tonight under clear skies.

Ontario schools shut until fall

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday that the province is cancelling in-person learning for the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The safety of our children is my top priority,” Ford said. CBC has more.

Committee back expansion of urban boundary

With a 10-1 vote, and after three days of discussion, Ottawa councillors on the planning committee and agriculture and rural affairs committee approved the staff-recommended expansion of what is known as the urban boundary. The Ottawa Citizen has more.

Ottawa opens up sports facilities

The City of Ottawa has reopened its outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields as part of the province’s first stage of pandemic recovery, the Ottawa Citizen reports. That includes “baseball diamonds, soccer fields, frisbee golf locations, tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, BMX parks and skate parks.”

Police making only percentage of checks on home quarantines

Police officers have made nearly 2,200 home visits to make sure Canadians are complying with the self-isolation rule when they cross back into the country — a small percentage of the more than one million travellers who have returned home since the start of the pandemic. CBC has more.

Canada-U.S. border closed for another month

An agreement has been reached between Canada and the United States to keep the border closed to all non-essential travel for another month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, calling it the “right thing” to do. He is cautioning that it could be months still before non-essential travel is allowed. CTV reports.

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