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Public health pandemic 'alert' system didn't operate as intended for COVID-19: report

Public health pandemic 'alert' system didn't operate as intended for COVID-19: report

An interim examination of why the federal government's pandemic early warning system failed to send up a formal alert on COVID-19 has been released.
New data ahead of spring e-scooter pilot project shows only 14 tickets issued to drivers in 2020

New data ahead of spring e-scooter pilot project shows only 14 tickets issued to drivers in 2020

The pilot project is expected to come back this spring with more scooters.
Last year's incident involving bylaw officer punching man forces Ottawa police to revise its diversion program

Last year's incident involving bylaw officer punching man forces Ottawa police to revise its diversion program

“While the OPS has used pre-diversion over the years, it is something that needs to be fully examined and expanded upon to help us effectively resolve some criminal matters and re-divert people who qualify away from the criminal justice system."
Smiths Falls businesses — old and new — thriving, despite COVID-19 impacts

Smiths Falls businesses — old and new — thriving, despite COVID-19 impacts

New businesses are opening up, and existing ones are expanding, the Smiths Falls BIA said.
Ottawa sees triple digit COVID-19 daily case increase, surpasses 16,000 total cases

Ottawa sees triple digit COVID-19 daily case increase, surpasses 16,000 total cases

The last time Ottawa saw a daily increase in the triple digits was on January 20.
Doctors say getting COVID-19 poses much bigger risk of blood clots

Doctors say getting COVID-19 poses much bigger risk of blood clots

"Overall, the benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and protecting Canadians from COVID-19 continue to outweigh the risks."
Double digit highs, sunshine high in the sky signal spring's arrival in Canada's capital

Double digit highs, sunshine high in the sky signal spring's arrival in Canada's capital

Saturday is the first official day of spring and it will usher in warmer temperatures and a bit of rainy weather — exactly what you'd expect for the season.
Good morning, Ottawa!

Good morning, Ottawa!

Be so good they can’t ignore you.
Brockville police arrest man on charges of luring, invitation to sexual touching

Brockville police arrest man on charges of luring, invitation to sexual touching

Police were alerted to a conversation on social media that was between the accused and someone who identified themselves as a 12-year-old girl.
Annual Sunshine List reveals first responders as Ottawa's top earners for 2020

Annual Sunshine List reveals first responders as Ottawa's top earners for 2020

According to the list, 54 per cent of the municipal employees on the list were employed as police officers, firefighters or paramedics.
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