Afternoon News: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wanted Man Arrested:

The man wanted in connection with an early morning homicide at a Carleton Place motel has been arrested without incident.

OPP sent out an emergency alert, warning the public about Shane Sabourin, 30, who was believed to be armed and dangerous. Charges against him are set to be announced later Wednesday. The alert was issued Wednesday morning, after a man was found seriously injured in the motel around 4:00 am. The man, whose name has not been released, later died in hospital.

City Passes Mandatory Mask Bylaw:

Individuals and business owners caught violating the city’s new mandatory mask bylaw could be fined between $200 and $400.

City council passed the Mandatory Mask bylaw Wednesday. It is temporary, though it could be extended beyond the current expiration date of August 26.

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa has just one new confirmed COVID-19 case Wednesday.

The latest total from Ottawa Public Health is 2,167, with 85 per cent of those patients now recovered. No new deaths were reported today, leaving that total at 263 for two and a half weeks now.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths related to the virus Wednesday.

The total number of cases now stands at 37,052, and the death toll is 2,732. There are now 32,920 cases marked as resolved, an increase of 135 over Wednesday’s total.

Long-Term Care Visits To Resume:

Ontario is relaxing visitor restrictions imposed at long-term care homes during the pandemic.

Long-term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton says a maximum of two people will be allowed to resume indoor visits starting Wednesday, July 22. Essential caregivers will also be allowed back into the facilities when visits resume.

Police, Agree to Track Crime Stats Involving Indigenous, Black People:

Statistics Canada and Canada’s police chiefs have agreed to help collect and report data about Indigenous and ethnocultural groups when compiling information on victims and accused people.

The national statistics agency and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police say the demand for this information has never been greater. The move comes amid widespread concern about police brutality and discrimination toward Black and Indigenous people.

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