COVID-19 in Ottawa: The latest on COVID-19 in Ottawa for October 28, 2021

OTTAWA – Good morning. Here’s the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa. Quick facts: Seven Ottawa neighborhoods have fully vaccinated over 90 percent of eligible residents Mayor, Councilors Call on Ottawa Police to Revise COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Unvaccinated people participating in a sports match and a party lead to more than 240 … Read more

MPP urges Ontario to take over responsibility for Hwy. 174 at the eastern end of Ottawa

OTTAWA – Orleans MPP Stephen Blais calls on the Ontario government to take responsibility for Regional Road 174 from the city of Ottawa. Blais introduced the Uploading Highways 174 and 17 Act, 2021, which would return both ways to provincial jurisdiction after being downloaded to the municipalities by the progressive conservative government of Mike Harris … Read more

Businesses and parents express concern that the temporary homeless shelter in Toronto may become permanent

TORONTO – For some business owners and parents dropping off their children at school in the Yonge and Dundas neighborhoods, finding used needles, human waste and vandalism in the area has become a daily occurrence. The problems, they say, have been a persistent problem since the city of Toronto rented the Bond Hotel at 65 … Read more

Councilor renews calls for judicial review of Ottawa’s LRT project

OTTAWA – grev. Catherine McKenney renews calls for a judicial inquiry into Ottawa’s light rail transit system. Two weeks after the council voted to ask the auditor general to examine the LRT contract and the system, McKenney announced a proposal to present a new draft debate at the council meeting on 10 November. McKenney’s proposal … Read more

Teachers are straining under the stress of vacancies, lawyers say

Gabrielle Dubose, a teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and EmpowerEd affiliate, attended EmpowerEd’s DC Teacher Voice Summit and Festival on Oct. 23. (Courtesy photo)

Since the school year began, local education officials have told stories of district school teachers leaving their jobs due to frustration over health and safety conditions in the classroom and demands made on them. Amid a backlog of background checks by the DC Child and Family Services Agency and several vacant teaching positions in DC … Read more

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10 picture books to read with your little ghosts and captivate this Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of year to read with kids.

Halloween is such a fun time of year to read with kids. (Alamy Stock Photo) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes TRANSYLVANI — It’s cold in the air, the cider is heating up on the stove, and all you want to do is curl up on the couch with your little ones and read some seasonal … Read more

Mayor, Councilors Call on Ottawa Police to Revise COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

OTTAWA – Mayor Jim Watson is urging the Ottawa Police Service to “restore” their COVID-19 vaccination policy, which allows unvaccinated officers to stay on the job. The policy, which was released to all officers and civilians on Friday, does not make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for employees to report for work. Instead, unvaccinated members should give … Read more

TTC plans to reduce service next month due to staff shortages caused by vaccine mandate

TORONTO – Facing a “reduction in available labor” due to its mandatory vaccination policy, the Toronto Transit Commission says it will cut services next month, particularly on its bus network. The TTC on Wednesday revealed more details about the service changes coming in November and December, which it said takes into account employees who will … Read more

Ontario MPPs slammed with ‘creepy’ condominium asking gay couples to file marriage certificate or say goodbye

TORONTO – Elected MPPs in Queen’s Park expressed their shock at an apartment in Toronto that told a gay couple to present a marriage certificate or leave the building when they asked top bureaucrats about the effectiveness of the province’s condominium authorities. The provincial ministry responsible for Ontario’s condominium sector said it is investigating the … Read more