NEW THIS MORNING | COVID-19 in Ottawa: Fast Facts for Aug. 5, 2021
The latest on COVID-19 in Ottawa for Thursday, Aug. 5.
Officials with the Pan American Health Organization say the Delta variant of the coronavirus is 'highly worrisome' as the mutation has spread to nearly two dozen countries across the Americas.
As schools get ready to welcome students back to the classroom in September they’re outlining measures to keep everyone safe from COVID-19, but there’s growing concern about what that means for the youngest cohort.
China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders.
The number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant is doubling every seven to 10 days in British Columbia, experts say. COVID-19 cases in B.C. continued their upward march as the province reported more than 700 infections Tuesday over a four-day period.
New Democrats say they've have been flooded with calls from Canadians aged 65 and up who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to the pandemic benefits they relied on last year.
The Canada Recovery Benefit is now unavailable to people who haven't yet filed their taxes for 2019 or 2020, according to recent changes on the Government of Canada’s website.
The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.
As businesses reopen and social gatherings resume, some Canadians may notice they’re spending more now than they were during the peak of the pandemic. Here's how to stay on track.
Canada's seniors minister was warned in the spring that the Liberal government's plan to send $500 payments to pensioners in August would end with some of the money going to people who had died.
New data from Statistics Canada shows that while youth unemployment has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding full-time work has been increasingly precarious since the late 1980s.
In a statement on its website, Mont Cascades water park and ski resort announced reopening in the short-term is "impossible," and the focus will be on preparing for the winter.
Ottawa Public Health says five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 but the health unit removed 12 cases from its pandemic total after it was found those individuals did not live in Ottawa.
The OPP said on Twitter that the plane went down on Cavanagh Road in Beckwith Township.
The Ottawa Hospital says over 90 per cent of physicians and residents and 85 per cent of all staff at the three campuses have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ottawa police are asking for the public's help locating a missing 14-year-old girl.
44 per cent of Canadians working from home would consider looking for a new job, or quit, if their employer insisted they return to the office full-time, according to a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute.
A G2 driver is facing a second stunt driving charge in less than two years after being spotted going 82 km/h over the speed limit in Ottawa.
Residents and businesses in the area are advised to boil their tap water for at least one minute before consuming it.
The first 'of a number of flights' carrying Afghan refugees who helped Canadian military personnel while deployed in Afghanistan has arrived in Canada.
Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe has won a silver medal in the women's C-1 200-metre at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday.
After days of unrelenting criticism of Alberta's plan to change its pandemic response, the province's top doctor is again attempting to assure Albertans it's time to rely on the protection of vaccines and live with COVID-19.
Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer say the United States has acted in bad faith in the extradition process of Meng Wanzhou and the British Columbia Supreme Court should stay proceedings against her.
The first flight of refugees who provided critical support for the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan and their families lands in Canada.
A new Netflix series chronicles two friends as they build the June Motel in Sauble Beach, Ontario.
Grace Lee has the story of a Nigerian refugee's difficult experience in Japan before she found a welcoming home in Canada.
Wildfires continue to ravage parts of B.C., the U.S., Turkey and Greece.
Watch the moment four redundant cooling towers were imploded at a former Yorkshire power plant on Aug. 1. The site will be redeveloped.
Video released on Aug. 1 shows a bear opening the rear door of a Calif. police officer's vehicle and peering inside.
Drone video by Fisheries and Oceans Canada shows crews working to rescue a grey whale that had become tangled in fishing gear.
Will Aiello prepares to ride around Ramsey Lake in Sudbury, Ont. to support the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders.