Afternoon News: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health has confirmed 116 new COVID-19 cases in the Capital Tuesday.

That takes the city up to 5,662 cases throughout the pandemic, with 839 active, and 4,526 resolved. Meanwhile, there were no new deaths related to the virus. That number remains at 297.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Across the province there were 746 new cases recorded Tuesday, and 807 Monday.

There were also 12 more deaths related to the virus in Ontario over the past two days. Throughout the pandemic the province has recorded 60,692 confirmed cases, with 3017 deaths, and 51,729 cases resolved.

Canada’s Top Doctor Says Halloween Possible In Most Places:

Canada’s Top Doctor is offering some hope for children hoping to get out October 31.

Doctor Theresa Tam says trick-or-treating outside, with the right physical distancing and masks, will be safe in most places this Halloween. She encourages people to hand out prepackaged treats at the end of a hockey stick. That will avoid children rummaging through a bowl of goodies.

More Hate-Motivated Attacks on Asian Community:

Ottawa Police are looking for witnesses following two more hate-motivated incidents targeting members of the local Asian Community.

The most recent one happened just before 3:00 pm Friday at a store on Rideau Street, with a white man in his forties making a derogatory remark about having to wear a mask.

The other incident happened around 8:00 pm Thursday. A white man between 45 and 60 years of age, repeatedly spat on the victim’s vehicle parked outside a restaurant on Strandherd Drive.

Call Police at 613-236-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you witnessed either of these attacks.

Tunney’s Pasture Re-Opens:

Trains are once again rolling into Tunney’s Pasture station.

The station was closed late Tuesday morning as police investigated a suspicious package found on a bus. It’s not clear what was found, but OC Transpo says the situation has been resolved, and the station is open again.

Investigation Into Wendake Youth Deaths Launched:

An investigation into the deaths of two young boys on a First Nation near Quebec City is being launched by the province’s human and youth rights commission.

The commission says the boys’ situation had previously been reported to youth protection, and it will look into whether their rights were violated.

A man, 30, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder after the bodies of the two and five year old boys were found early Sunday morning in a home in the Huron-Wendat First Nation of Wendake

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