Afternoon News: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

There are 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa Wednesday.

That sends the total to 2481 since the start of the pandemic, with 269 active cases. No new deaths were reported Wednesday, so that number stays at 264.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario reported just 76 new cases Wednesday, which is the lowest day-over-day increase in cases since late March. One more person has died from complications related to the virus.

The total number of cases now stands at 38986, which includes 34741 cases marked as resolved and 2769 deaths.

Blasting On Parliament Hill Starts Thursday:

You might hear some big bangs coming from Parliament Hill starting Thursday.

That’s because blasting and rock removal work is set to begin. It’s for construction of a new Centre Block welcome centre.

Carleton Place Used Car Salesman Facing Dozens of Charges:

Provincial police have charged a used car salesman in Carleton Place with more than 50 fraud-related charges after an investigation that spanned four years.

They started investigating after receiving complaints about cars, warranties and financing at “The Four-by-Four Store.”

A man, 53, is facing 31 counts of fraud over $5000, three counts of fraud under $5000 and 23 counts of knowing a document is forged.

City Folk Going Virtual In 2020:

Another major Ottawa event won’t be happening in person this year.

Organizers have announced that City Folk, which usually takes place at Lansdowne Park in September, will be a virtual event, with dates and artists to be announced later this summer.

They are hoping to return to an in-person event next year. Click here for more details.

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