The provincial labour  ministry is investigating an LRT  job-site incident near the airport.

Five workers, on phase two of the project, were in a rebar shell  when it collapsed around mid morning yesterday.

One person was treated on the scene by paramedics, the other four were taken to hospital.

Although there were no life threatening injuries, two of the four sustained significant injuries.

Snc Lavalin, the contractor building the Trillium Line extension under the name Transitnext, said the workers were hurt at the loading dock for the Ottawa international airport, the site of the future transit station.


Fire fighters had a rescue at the Deschene Rapids.

The  service received several 9-1-1 calls about a kite surfer stuck in the rapids.

A kayaker on scene, just below the rapids helped the fire fighters  get the victim quickly back to shore.

The fire service does remind you if out on the water  always let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back.

Also  make sure you have a safety kit with you.


A third resident of the city run long-term care home, Peter D. Clark, has died of covid-19

A memo also confirmed that one resident and two staff in the bungalows at the home have also tested positive for the virus.

The total number of employees that have tested positive at Peter D. Clark is now at 16, as well as 20 residents.

The resident death comes just one day after the city announced the death of a personal support worker at the facility.


There  is a trend toward fewer covid 19 cases in Ottawa.

Yesterdays  release by Ottawa public health shows 19 additional cases and one more death.

It has been almost two weeks since the city has a daily cases count over 30.

77 per cent of the 1,868 cases have been resolved.


The slow recovery from covid 19 continues this morning with NCC parking lots on both sides of the river opening.

The lots will open at 9 at most of the NCC Greenbelt lots and in Gatineau Park.

A pilot project begins as well  with the opening of parkways in Gatineau park, but for cyclists and  pedestrians only.

The NCC says this measure along with the Queen Elizabeth Driveway,   and the weekend  restrictions for vehicles on the Sir John A and Sir George Etienne parkways will  continue.

The National Capital Commission says, combined, these measures  open up about 50 percent  of it’s parkways  to modified use.


The Canadian Armed Forces says 28 military personnel have now tested positive for covid-19, after being deployed in long term care facilities hit hardest by the pandemic in Ontario and Quebec.

That is a dramatic spike from the 5 positive cases reported last week.

The military says 11 new cases were reported in Ontario, bringing the total to 12.

250 military personnel were deployed to 5 long term care facilities in the province nearly a month ago… The forces are not disclosing which facilities the cases stem from.


Summer camp operators say the provincial government had no choice but to close overnight camps for the summer.

They say they expect to take a huge financial hit because of the move and speculate some may not survive.

But they say cancelling the season was the only option that made sense in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They say it would have been almost impossible to both observe public health measures and hold the sorts of activities that make camp popular in the first place.


The closure of much of the country’s court system due to the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a financial toll on many lawyers.

They say the problem is acute for trial lawyers, especially solo practitioners and newcomers to the bar.

The Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers wants law societies to waive fees and consider emergency grants.

They say many affected lawyers don’t qualify for emergency federal aid but need help.


Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is ready to help the provinces massively scale up their COVID-19 testing capacity and contact tracing to fend off a potential second wave.

During a conference call with the country’s premiers, the prime minister said increasing testing and contact tracing in Ontario and Quebec — two of the hardest-hit provinces — is going to be extremely important as both continue to cautiously reopen their economies.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the federal government can help by ensuring the provinces have the necessary equipment and personnel to ramp up testing.


Canadian researchers say the best early warning system for a second wave of COVID-19 could be right beneath our feet — in the sewers.

They note that several other countries have begun testing wastewater for signs of the novel coronavirus, which could indicate a community flare-up.

Given that some people can pass the virus on without even knowing they have it, health officials say testing large portions of the population will be vital for detecting and quashing any new community spread of COVID-19.


The Snowbirds commander says it would be tragic if the aerobatic team is grounded in the wake of last weekend’s dead crash.

Captain Jennifer Casey was killed when the Tutor jet she was in went down after taking off from a Kamloops, B-C airfield.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French says Casey was an essential part of the “Operation Inspiration” tour to lift Canadian spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He adds that Casey believed in the team’s mission.


Canada’s contributions to peacekeeping have reached what is believed to be an all-time low — even as the Liberal government makes its final push for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

U-N figures show that as of the end of April, Canada had only 35 military and police officers deployed on peacekeeping missions around the world.

Walter Dorn, a peacekeeping expert at the Canadian Forces College, says that’s the smallest number since at least 1956.


Calgary-based T-C Energy has built the first piece of the contentious Keystone-X-L oil sands pipeline across the U-S border.

The company has also started work on labour camps in Montana and South Dakota, but a recent courtroom setback that cancelled an essential permit remains unresolved.

That complication could make it much harder to complete the two-thousand-kilometre, eight-billion dollar pipeline project.


British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against COVID-19 say they are moving into advanced studies.

They now aim to immunize more than 10-thousand people to determine if the shot works.

Last month, scientists at Oxford University began immunizing more than a thousand volunteers with their vaccine candidate in a preliminary trial designed to test the shot’s safety.

Earlier this week, drugmaker AstraZeneca said it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of the Oxford-developed vaccine.


Officials say locusts, COVID-19, and deadly flooding pose a triple threat to millions of people across East Africa.

The World Bank has announced a 500-million-dollar program for countries affected by the historic desert locust swarms.

Some countries in East Africa haven’t seen such an outbreak in 70 years.

The added threat of COVID-19 imperils a region that already was home to about 20 per cent of the world’s population of food-insecure people.

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