Afternoon News: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health is reporting no new COVID-19 cases for the first time since cases were recorded here in March.

The city remains at 2086 cases Tuesday, with 85 per cent of patients recovered. No new deaths were reported Tuesday, with that number staying at 263.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario is reporting 157 new cases and seven new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stands at 35,068, which includes 30,344 resolved and 2,672 deaths.

Ontario Daycare Operators Plea For More Help:

The organization representing Ontario’s child-care providers says the government hasn’t done enough to help them bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A letter from the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario says most child-care centres in the province remain closed, despite receiving permission to reopen weeks ago. The association says that, while the province has promised financial aid for the sector, virtually none of that money has reached its intended targets yet.

Quebec To Mandate Masks on Transit Next Month:

Quebec is moving to make masks mandatory on public transit across the province ahead of a possible second wave of COVID-19.

Premier Francois Legault made the announcement at a news conference in Montreal Tuesday, saying the measure will come into effect on July 13. Legault says after a two-week probationary period, people not wearing one will be denied access to public transit.

Amazon To Open Second Ottawa Facility:

A day after its Ottawa Distribution Centre was evacuated due to a Carbon Monoxide leak, Amazon has announced it is expanding its operations in the Capital Region.

The company plans to build a new distribution centre in Barrhaven, that is slated to open in 2021. It says the new facility will create 1,000 full-time jobs.

Police Seek Info On West-End Shooting:

Ottawa Police have released more details about a west end shooting.

Two men, one in his twenties, the other in his thirties, were found with gunshot wounds on Boyce Avenue around 5:45 pm Monday.

Investigators are now hoping to to hear from anyone who might have seen a Dark Blue Ford Explorer being driven erratically on the westbound lanes of Carling Avenue around that time.

Call Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you have more information.

Wet’Suwet’En Members Concerned About Police Presence:

Members and supporters of the Wet’suwet’en are raising concerns about heavily armed RCMP officers patrolling a shed used by members of the community to cure food.

Members of the Facebook group Wet’suwet’en Access Point Gidimt’en Territory, posted images of police armed with rifles conducting foot patrols near the smokehouse earlier this month.

Chief Woos, also known as Frank Alec, said he was disappointed and uneasy with the weapons police carried. The RCMP say they are aware that their actions are being monitored and captured on camera.

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