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There are five additional cases of covid 19 in Ottawa. Early numbers yesterday  shows the five added cases bring the number in Ottawa to 32. Two of the five added yesterday are recovering in hospital. The province says  three women and two men, ranging in age from their 40s to 70s in Ottawa are among […]

The Brickyard will be silent Memorial Day weekend. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be the first time since 1946 that the race won’t be run on Memorial Day weekend. IndyCar initially said it would resume racing May 9 on the road […]

Mar 27 Mainly clear 1° Winds NW 9 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 10.   Tonight: Clear. Low -4.   Sat: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud late in the morning. High 11.   Sun: Rain. Low 4. High 10.   Mon: Light rain. Low 4. High […]

The city of Ottawa has reported its first death related to covid-19. A man in his 90s with no travel history died. Ottawa public health issued a statement yesterday, saying the man had been living at home and had developed a fever on March 15. On March 20, he was seen in the emergency department […]

Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year. That’s part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner’s office and the players’ association. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the agreement […]

Mar 26 Mainly cloudy 3° Winds S 8 km/h   Today: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this afternoon. High 9.   Tonight: Cloudy with clear breaks. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -1.   Fri: Clearing. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 10.   Sat: A mix of sun and cloud. Low -4. High […]

The government has won unanimous consent to quickly pass emergency legislation to free up 82-billion-dollars to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 crisis. After a long day and night of negotiations, M-Ps began debating the bill in the wee hours of morning, with a vote planned within a couple of hours. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, speaking […]

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee has decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The announcement […]

Mar 25 Mainly clear -4° Winds E 2 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. More cloud this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 7.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 3.   Thurs: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. Wind becoming SW 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 9. […]

A covid-19 assessment centre is opening today in Smith Falls. The centre will be located outside the hospital and will test patients from their car. Anyone wishing to be tested will have to have an appointment, which are made by referral only. The drive-thru covid centre in Smith Falls opens at 8am this morning. ==================== […]

The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture _ but with no torch, no torchbearers, no public, and little ceremony. There will be an Olympic flame _ that arrived on March 12 from Greece _ carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope […]

Mar 24 Cloudy 0° Winds N 4 km/h   Today: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 5.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -3.   Wed: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8.   Thurs: Mainly cloudy with some showers or flurries. Low […]

Twenty-one people have now died from covid-19 in this country. A local public health unit reported Ontario’s sixth covid-19-related death yesterday afternoon. There are now 14-hundred-and-72 confirmed or presumptive cases across Canada. The global death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 14-thousand-600 people worldwide. The virus has sickened more than 335-thousand people. =========================== […]

  There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese […]

Mar 23 Cloudy -4° Winds E 6 km/h   Today: Light snow with a snow/rain mix this afternoon. Wind SE 20 km/h. High 2.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches developing near midnight. Low -1.   Tues: A mix of sun and cloud. High 6.   Wed: Cloudy with some showers or flurries. Low 0. […]

Ottawa police have released a description of two suspects wanted in a stabbing on Murray Street. Yesterday afternoon, officers responded to the Lowertown neighbourhood where they located a man with life-threatening injuries. The first suspect is described as white, 5 foot 5, and around 20 to 30 years old. The other suspect is described as […]

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told ESPN that he learned Thursday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Payton is the first employee of either an NFL team or the league to make such a diagnosis public. He tells the network he came forward to motivate people to educate themselves about what […]

Mar 20 Showers 6° Winds E 9 km/h   Today: Mainly cloudy with scattered showers. Risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming W 30-60 km/h. High 15.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind W 30-60 km/h. Low -9.   Sat: Sunny. High -1.   Sun: Sunny. Low -12. High 1.   Mon: […]

M-P-Ps will be back at Queen’s Park today, where they’re expected to pass emergency legislation to protect workers forced to stay home due to COVID-19. But in the name of social distancing, there will only be 24 members in the house: 12 governing Progressive Conservatives, eight New Democrats, two Liberals, one Green and the Speaker. […]

The new NFL year has begun, but free agent contracts and trades agreed upon in recent days or weeks won’t become official just yet. Although information on dozens of contract agreements and a slew of trades has been leaked, teams were not allowed to complete the deals until the 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday start of […]

Mar 19 Cloudy 2° Winds E 6 km/h   Today: Mainly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 10.   Tonight: Cloudy. Showers beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm overnight. Wind becoming SE 20 km/h late this evening. Low 7.   Fri: Rain in the morning then mainly cloudy with scattered showers. Risk […]

An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first N-H-L-er to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Senators did not name the player when releasing the news last night. The hockey team says the player has had mild symptoms and is in isolation. It says the organization is in the process of […]

Mar 18 Clear -2° Winds W 9 km/h   Today: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 3.   Tonight: Mainly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -1.   Thurs: Mainly cloudy with a chance of morning showers. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 9.   Fri: Light rain. Windy. […]

The Town of Smiths Falls is taking steps to prevent spread of covid-19. There are no confirmed cases of covid-19 in the region, but as a precaution they will be closing municipally owned facilities including: the town hall…. Heritage House Museum…the memorial community centre…the library and the senior’s centre. Any private functions or events that […]

The Ottawa Senators will pay part-time staff during covid-19 pandemic ‘based on individual need’ The club plans to pay part-time arena staff who require support during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement last night,  it said they had just completed plans and will be working with every individual and evaluating every individual need to minimize […]