No snow day! Public Catholic school boards in Ottawa to switch to distance learning on Monday

No snow day! Public Catholic school boards in Ottawa to switch to distance learning on Monday

Students in Ottawa’s public and Catholic school boards will learn online Monday, instead of enjoying a snowy day as a major storm hits the capital. Both the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board have announced that schools will be closed on Mondays, shifting classes for one day to distance learning. … Read more

Neighbors use kayaks to rescue driver after car crashes through ice in Manotick, Ont.

Neighbors use kayaks to rescue driver after car crashes through ice in Manotick, Ont.

Residents came to the rescue of the driver of a vehicle that had crashed into ice on the Rideau River in southern Ottawa, using kayaks to rescue her from the sinking vehicle. Emergency services responded to the incident on the Rideau River in the Old Mill Way area, near White Horse Park, in Manotick at … Read more

Ottawa public school board closes schools on Monday, shifts to distance learning

Ottawa public school board closes schools on Monday, shifts to distance learning

Students on Ottawa’s public school board will learn online Monday instead of enjoying a snowy day when a major storm hits the capital. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board announced it will switch to distance learning on Monday, instead of hosting students for the first day of face-to-face learning after the Christmas break. “With a … Read more

Ottawa expects two days to clear roads during ‘once in 10 years’ snowstorm

Ottawa expects two days to clear roads during ‘once in 10 years’ snowstorm

The city of Ottawa is urging residents to stay off the roads and sidewalks Monday as a “once in 10 years” snowstorm hits the capital. With 10 to 40 inches of snow expected in Ottawa, city officials warn it will be Monday evening or Tuesday morning before seeing snow plows on some residential streets. “This … Read more

Save Old Growth group plans second Trans-Canada highway disruption in January

Save Old Growth group plans second Trans-Canada highway disruption in January

There may be bottlenecks on highway 1 during Monday’s rush hour. That’s because a group called Save Old Growth is planning traffic on the Trans-Canada highway for the second time this month. It says it will do so on January 17 in Vancouver first, then in various locations later in the week. The frequency and … Read more

Ottawa’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics Will Be Closed Monday Due to Snow

Ottawa’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics Will Be Closed Monday Due to Snow

All Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 community vaccination clinics will be closed Monday due to the snow. Ottawa has a winter storm warning, with 25 to 40 cm of snow expected. In a statement, Ottawa Public Health said that due to the expected “significant snowfall” and to ensure the safety of residents, all COVID-19 vaccination clinics … Read more

Neighbors use kayaks to rescue driver after car crashes into Manotick. crashes

Neighbors use kayaks to rescue driver after car crashes through ice in Manotick, Ont.

Neighbors using kayaks came to the rescue of the driver of a vehicle that had crashed into the ice of the Rideau River in Manotick. Emergency services responded to the incident on the Rideau River early Sunday night. Witnesses tell CTV News Ottawa that a car driving on the ice went through the ice and … Read more

The first snowstorm of 2022 hits Ottawa and the curfew ends in Gatineau: five stories to watch this week

The first snowstorm of 2022 hits Ottawa and the curfew ends in Gatineau: five stories to watch this week

The first major blizzard of the year will hit Ottawa, students head back to school to learn in person, and Quebec’s curfew is coming to an end. CTVNewsOttawa.ca takes a look at five stories to watch this week in Ottawa. MERIVAL WAY EXPLOSION RESEARCH The investigation into one of the deadliest work-related accidents in Ottawa’s … Read more

3 acts of kindness this week to brighten your day

3 acts of kindness this week to brighten your day

Amid the frigid winter, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, people are still coming together to bring light and kindness to those around them. Here are three stories of selflessness you may have missed this week. Petawawa, Ont. restaurant raises money to send local family to Boston for cancer treatment During one of the … Read more

Gurpreet Singh: Bhai Mewa Singhji, we miss you – my letter to a martyr

Gurpreet Singh: Bhai Mewa Singhji, we miss you – my letter to a martyr

It’s Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7:45 AM in Greater Vancouver. It was at this time in 1915 when you kissed the gallows in New Westminster Jail for the murder of a controversial immigration inspector, William C Hopkinson. You gave your life so that we can all live with dignity in this country. Hopkinson’s death was … Read more