COVID-19: Ontario’s top doctor ‘starts to have a lot more hope’

COVID-19: Ontario’s top doctor ‘starts to have a lot more hope’

Ontario’s health official is sounding optimistic, nearly two weeks after the province put in place an amended lockdown to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. “I’m starting to have a lot more hope,” Dr. Kieran Moore to Newstalk 580 CFRAs The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll on Monday. “The number of cases is … Read more

Toronto weather: what to expect on Tuesday after the snow storm

Toronto weather: what to expect on Tuesday after the snow storm

There is still a possibility of more wind gusts in Toronto as residents begin the lengthy cleanup process after Monday’s massive snowstorm. A snowstorm swept through the Greater Toronto Area Sunday night and Monday, closing schools and roads and trapping many drivers for hours. The storm forced the city to declare a “major snowstorm condition,” … Read more

Alkadour Sweets: A Syrian refugee and pastry chef builds a sweet life in Ottawa

Alkadour Sweets: A Syrian refugee and pastry chef builds a sweet life in Ottawa

When Aeman Alkadour rolls his delicious pastries by hand, he makes the lives of his customers even better. “I make them with love,” said the 37-year-old. “If you love your job, you make the best. I can’t sleep if I don’t make candy. This is my life.” When customers buy the bakery’s Middle Eastern desserts, … Read more

Two killed in crashes on Highway 417 outside Ottawa

Two killed in crashes on Highway 417 outside Ottawa

Two people have been killed in separate crashes on Highway 417 in eastern Ontario. The first crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday on the eastbound highway in North Glengarry, Ontario. between Highland Road and County Road 23, police said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The eastbound highway between Highland Road and County … Read more

COVID-19 in Ottawa: Two new deaths, increase in hospital admissions

COVID-19 in Ottawa: Two new deaths, increase in hospital admissions

Ottawa Public Health reported two deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday, as well as a slight increase in the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19. Monday’s report from the health unit brings Ottawa’s death toll to 649 residents since the start of the pandemic. The number of people being treated in hospitals in Ottawa … Read more

Snowstorm Ottawa: 8-year-old boy from Ottawa rescues man who was almost covered in snow

Snowstorm Ottawa: 8-year-old boy from Ottawa rescues man who was almost covered in snow

Ottawa ambulance crews thank an eight-year-old boy for rescuing an elderly man who was almost completely buried in snow Monday morning during a blizzard. In a tweet, the Ottawa Paramedic Service said Clayton had seen the man near his home and immediately told his parents, who called 911. “The gentleman was almost completely covered by … Read more

One killed in Highway 417 crash southeast of Ottawa

Two killed in crashes on Highway 417 outside Ottawa

One person died after an accident involving a car and two tractor-trailers on Highway 417 southeast of Ottawa Monday morning. The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. on the eastbound highway in North Glengarry, Ontario. between Highland Road and County Road 23, police said. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The eastbound highway between … Read more

COVID-19 in Schools: Ottawa Catholic School Board to Notify Families of Positive Cases

COVID-19 in Schools: Ottawa Catholic School Board to Notify Families of Positive Cases

The Ottawa Catholic School Board says it will continue to notify families of a positive COVID-19 case at their school, should they learn of it, despite the Ontario government’s decision to step up reporting of classroom cases aprons. In a letter to families, the OCSB said that if the school receives a positive COVID-19 test … Read more

Snow removal in Toronto: how long does it take?

Snow removal in Toronto: how long does it take?

As Toronto faces significant snowfall, highway closures and dangerous travel conditions, many are wondering when to expect their local roads to be plowed. Depending on how many inches of snow has accumulated, the city has different forecasts for the time it will take to plowing. The city defines snowfall in excess of 10 inches as … Read more

Family of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrates a holiday with voting rights in March

Family of Martin Luther King Jr.  celebrates a holiday with voting rights in March

The nation’s capital marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march for voting rights led by the family of the late civil rights leader, as congressional Democrats pledge to push through with voting rights legislation despite the expected failure. The leaders of the march are urging people to call on Congress to enact electoral … Read more