Ryan Reynolds all along: Star reveals he was ‘Bruce’ in Ottawa Public Health’s Super Bowl snafu

A viral tweet earlier in the year from Ottawa Public Health blaming “Bruce” for prematurely congratulating the winner of the Super Bowl without updating the placeholder text was, in fact, … Read More

Case of U.K. coronavirus variant confirmed in Ottawa marking Canada’s 3rd known case

A case of the U.K. coronavirus variant has been confirmed in Ottawa, officials say, marking the third known case in Canada. Dr. Vanessa Allen, the chief of microbiology and laboratory … Read More

Canada’s 3rd known case of U.K. coronavirus variant confirmed in Ottawa

A case of the U.K. coronavirus variant has been confirmed in Ottawa, officials say, marking the third known case in Canada. Dr. Vanessa Allen, the chief of microbiology and laboratory … Read More

Case of U.K. coronavirus variant confirmed in Ottawa, provincial health official says

A case of the U.K. coronavirus variant has been confirmed in Ottawa, a provincial health official says, marking the third known case in Canada. Dr. Vanessa Allen, the chief of … Read More

Coronavirus: Mayor says Ottawa ‘blindsided’ by Ontario’s lockdown order

The mayor of Ottawa and the local public health unit are coming down against the Ontario government’s decision to loop the nation’s capital in with the provincewide shutdown, arguing the … Read More

40 people had a BBQ at an Ottawa park. Days later 105 people are quarantined for coronavirus

Gathering in a park to meet friends and family may seem like a less risky way to socialize, but that doesn’t make it completely safe from spreading coronavirus, Ottawa public … Read More

Coronavirus: Masks now required in Ottawa apartment buildings, some outdoor spaces

It’s now mandatory to wear a mask in the common areas of Ottawa apartment and condo buildings following an amendment to the local mask bylaw passed at city council Wednesday. … Read More

Ottawa’s coronavirus recovery heading in the right direction, Dr. Etches says

A provincial decision earlier in the week to allow Ottawa to proceed to the second phase of reopening is backed up by the latest data tracking the city’s response to … Read More

Ottawa Humane Society providing emergency pet food during coronavirus pandemic

As many pet owners face financial hardship during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) says it’s helping to make sure the furriest members of the family don’t … Read More

Ottawa Public Health releases map showing coronavirus cases by ward

Ottawa’s public health unit is showing which wards have the highest number of residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus, though officials caution the new map will not reveal “COVID-19 … Read More

4 people test positive for coronavirus at Ottawa’s Shepherds of Good Hope

Ottawa’s Shepherds of Good Hope says four individuals who stayed at its shelter in recent weeks have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The shelter for Ottawa’s homeless and vulnerable … Read More

Ottawa Public Health reports 1,824 confirmed coronavirus cases, 78% recovered

Posted May 19, 2020 4:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa Public Health identified 71 new cases of the novel … Read More

2nd coronavirus death reported at Peter D. Clark as outbreak worsens at Ottawa care home

One of Ottawa’s city-run long-term care homes is reporting its second death related to the novel coronavirus as the nation’s capital passes a grim milestone in its efforts to combat … Read More

‘A critical transition’: Stage 1 of Ontario’s gradual reopening begins Tuesday

Tuesday marks the first day that a limited number of Ontario businesses can open their doors after powering down for about two months due to the spread of the novel … Read More

Stay vigilant about coronavirus in Ottawa over long weekend, Dr. Vera Etches urges

As Ottawa residents seek to take advantage of sunny weather over the Victoria Day long weekend, the city’s medical officer of health is urging the community to remain on guard … Read More

Coronavirus testing now open to anyone in Ottawa with symptoms

Anyone who believes they might have symptoms of COVID-19 in Ottawa can now get tested for the novel coronavirus, the local public health unit announced Wednesday. Until now, limited resources … Read More

Coronavirus outbreak ends at Ottawa’s Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home

A novel coronavirus outbreak at a city-run long-term care home in Ottawa has ended as of Monday without the virus infecting any residents, according to the local public health unit. … Read More

Coronavirus: Ottawa hospitals lending staff to worst-hit long-term care homes

Some of Ottawa’s long-term care homes that have been hit hardest by outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are getting extra staff support from the city’s hospitals, Dr. Vera Etches said … Read More

Ottawa Public Health reports 21 new coronavirus cases as city starts to reopen

Ottawa’s public health unit said it identified 21 new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday as the nation’s capital slowly begins opening up from its pandemic shutdown. The local count … Read More

Ottawa restores access to green space in parks, window visits at long-term care homes

The City of Ottawa has loosened restrictions to allow individuals and families to spend time outdoors on green space in parks and has restored window visits for residents of city-run … Read More

Domestic abuse calls to Ottawa police down during pandemic, but experts urge vigilance

Ottawa police are receiving fewer calls about domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say that doesn’t mean the problems related to violence in the home have gone away. … Read More

Ottawa home sales down drastically in April amid coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has put a chill into Ottawa’s previously hot housing market as local realtors report heavily diminished sales figures in April. The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) … Read More

Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus declares coronavirus outbreak in emergency department

The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus has declared an outbreak of the novel coronavirus as the city’s death toll related to the virus hit a new single-day high. There were 35 … Read More

Ottawa’s CHEO opens first virtual pediatric emergency room in Canada amid coronavirus pandemic

As wary parents avoid taking their kids to the emergency room during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Ottawa’s local children’s hospital is becoming the first in Canada to offer a virtual … Read More

Ottawa coronavirus infections peak, but long-term care homes remain concerning: Dr. Vera Etches

Ottawa Public Health officials say infections of novel coronavirus appear to have peaked in the wider Ottawa community, even though long-term care homes continue to face an uphill battle in … Read More

Coronavirus: Ottawa Public Health confirms 12 new deaths Tuesday

Twelve more people in Ottawa have died in relation to the novel coronavirus, Ottawa Public Health said Tuesday. Ottawa’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 71 as of 4 p.m. … Read More

Ottawa farmers’ markets will open for business this summer, Mayor Watson says

Ottawa’s farmers’ markets will be open rain or shine, pandemic or no this coming summer, Mayor Jim Watson said Monday. Watson said during a call with media Monday afternoon that … Read More

Employee at Ottawa-run long-term care home tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member in a city-run long-term care home is among the latest in Ottawa to test positive for the novel coronavirus. Ottawa Public Health has identified 42 new lab-confirmed … Read More

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