Afternoon Noon News: Friday, August, 14, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health is reporting eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday.

There are 127 active cases in the Capital, with 85 per cent of the 2,687 cases reported here throughout the pandemic now resolved. No new deaths were reported today, that number stays at 264.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Ontario is reporting 92 new cases of COVID-19 Friday with one new death related to the virus.

This data includes figures from Toronto Public Health, which was missing yesterday. Throughout the pandemic, the province has recorded 40,459 cases.

Canada-U.S. Border to Remain Closed:

The federal government has announced the border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s announcement that border restrictions will remain in place until at least September 21 comes a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States.

Ottawa Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Youth:

An Ottawa Man has been accused of some disturbing acts.

Police have arrested 34 year old Tyler Leblanc and charged him with sexual assault and sexual interference, with investigators suggesting he knew the young victim.

They believe there could be more victims out there- call Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5760 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you have more information.

CHEO Urges Parents to Lock Up Cannabis Edibles:

Lock up your Cannabis Edibles, and do whatever it takes to keep them away from children.

That message comes from staff at CHEO, which has seen an 85 per cent increase in children and youth visits to the Emergency Department after ingesting Cannabis. The increase was from the May to July time period from last year to this year.

Bylaw Officer Fired:

The City of Ottawa says it has fired a bylaw officer accused of punching a man in the face following a dispute over COVID-19 precautions.

The incident took place back on April 4 in Marlene Catterall Park. The officer was originally placed on administrative duty, while the victim was, at last check, still facing a $2000 fine for violating COVID protocols.

Wheel Comes Off Car and Strikes Another Vehicles on the 417:

A man, 36, escaped with only minor injuries after a wheel that came off another vehicle hit his while driving on the 417.

Police say it happened around 8:00 am Friday near Parkdale Avenue, with the wheel falling off of an eastbound vehicle before striking the westbound one.

The driver of the vehicle that lost the wheel, 46, was charged with operating an unsafe vehicle.

NAN Hope Launched:

A new program launched by Nishnawbe Aski Nation provides its citizens with a confidential 24/7 access to mental health and addiction support services.

The community-driven program called NAN Hope is available to people from all 49 First Nation communities in the Nishnawbe Aski region. Services are offered in Cree, Ojibwe and OjiCree, and English. Click here for more details.


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