Afternoon News: Monday, September 14, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health is reporting 61 new, confirmed, COVID-19 cases Monday, as well as one new death related to the virus.

3,335 cases have been confirmed in the Capital throughout the pandemic. 334 cases are currently active, and 81 per cent of patients recovered. 268 people have died from complications related to the virus in the city.

COVID-19 Ontario:

There’s been a big jump in the number of confirmed cases across Ontario, with 313 Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says nearly 70 per cent of the new cases were people under the age of 40. Across the province there have been 44,817 confirmed cases, which includes 2,816 deaths and 39,974 cases classified as resolved.

Ford Concerned By New Cases:

Premier Doug Ford says more regional lock downs could be coming in response to these big new case increases.

Ford believes a second wave is coming and the province will introduce a fall plan to address the virus in the coming days. He says social gatherings where people are not respecting guidelines continue to be a main source of infection.

Police Make Homicide Arrest, Another Suspect At Large:

The search continues for a man wanted on a first degree murder charge in connection with the July 27 murder of Mohamed Hassan.

Ottawa Police, with help from their peers in North Bay, arrested a girl, 17, over the weekend in connection with the death. She is charged with First Degree Murder

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jeffrey Dondji, 21, is asked to call Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5477, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Snow Removal Companies Charged:

The days are getting colder, and with that, Ottawa Police are urging you to be cautious when entering into an agreement with a snow removal operator this winter.

The force has charged the owners of three different local Snow Removal companies- Snow Vaporizers, Faul Properties and Altitude Snow Removal, with obtaining money by false pretense, and fraud.

Police say these companies took client’s money, but then did not follow through with the services promised. They believe there might be more victims out there.

Upper Deck to Release Indigenous NHL Player Rookie Cards:

Sports Collectibles company Upper Deck has announced that an upcoming line of hockey cards will feature Indigenous NHL players that never had rookie cards made to mark their achievement.

The main goal behind the project is to recognize those lesser-known NHLers who may have only been in the league for a short period of time. The cards will be distributed across North America to Indigenous hockey tournaments, organizations and individuals.

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