Afternoon News: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Restrictions to Be Lifted:

Indoor dining will resume, while gyms and movie theatres in Ottawa will be able to re-open this Saturday (November 7).

Premier Doug Ford has announced a new colour-coded tier system to determine pandemic restrictions. Ottawa is set to land in the orange zone, which will allow those businesses to re-open, but with reduced capacity and other guidelines.

COVID-19 Ottawa:

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in the Capital.

Ottawa Public Health has reported 330 deaths from the virus during the pandemic. The number of new cases is down significantly, with just 28 reported Tuesday, sending the city’s total to 7225, with 6177 resolved.

The number of active cases has also dropped to 718.

COVID-19 Ontario:

1,050 new cases, and 14 more deaths from the virus are being reported across Ontario.

The province has now confirmed 78,705 cases in total, with 3,166 deaths, and 67,244 cases resolved.

Bushby Trial Continues:

Two friends who were with a man when he threw a trailer hitch at an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay back in January of 2017 have told a court he was drunk at the time and laughed immediately after the incident.

The testimony that was delivered at a preliminary hearing has been entered into evidence at the trial of Brayden Bushby.
Bushby has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the death of Barbara Kentner, 34, who died five months after the incident.

Freeland Pledges Support for Canadians in the U.S.:

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s diplomats will be ready to help Canadians living south of the border if there’s trouble in the United States after election day.

She says it’s always a federal government responsibility to assist Canadians who are outside the country, no matter where they are.

Some observers expect that late-counted votes could mean the outcome is still uncertain by the end of election night.

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