Here are the COVID-19 services for the surrounding Ottawa area

If you think you have the novel coronavirus, the Brewer Arena is serving the Ottawa area. You don’t need to make an appointment. If you are in the surrounding Ottawa area, there may be an option closer to home.   Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation: Brittany Martin is the Pandemic Advisor, providing the Chief and Council with information. Everyone has access to the […]

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Weekly round-up: April 3

How’s everyone handling working from home? I know physical distancing is a challenge, but it will lead to brighter days. I have the information you need heading into this weekend, along with a few entertainment recommendations to help you unwind.   New domestic travel rules came into effect this week. Any Canadian presenting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed on […]

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An OC Transpo driver has tested positive for COVID-19

OC Transpo general manager John Manconi says a driver has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Manconi says the individual has been in isolation since March 20, when the operator first started displaying symptoms.  He says OC Transpo is working with Ottawa Public Health to notify anyone who may have come in contact with the operator. Ottawa Public Health identified the 48 hours […]

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Carleton University employee tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Carleton University tested positive for the novel coronavirus, says the school’s President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “We have reached out to offer support, and would like to reassure everyone that our colleague is receiving appropriate medical attention and care,” read a statement published Tuesday morning. President Bacon says the school’s Health and Counselling […]

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Internet has become a lifeline, not everyone has equal access

Canadians have effectively moved online for foreseeable future. We’re working, shopping, watching, entertaining and communicating through our Internet connections. It will be the Internet that will likely get us through social distancing and self-isolation, if the connection is reliable.   “The internet right now is a real lifeline right now for folks,” says Josh Tabish, the Corporate Communications Manager […]

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