Ottawa's English and French school boards cancel classes on Tuesday to allow for storm cleanup
All elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa will be closed on Tuesday as the cleanup continues from Saturday's powerful storm.
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board announced Monday afternoon that all schools will be closed on Tuesday and there will be no virtual learning. Both boards are working towards reopening schools on Wednesday.
The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est announced all elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa and Carleton Place will be closed on Tuesday.
The Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est announced all schools in Ottawa, Rockland, and Hawkesbury will be closed on Tuesday.
Algonquin College has also cancelled all in-person and virtual classes for the Ottawa campus on Tuesday.
The closures come as tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power across Ottawa and several roads are closed due to downed power lines and debris.
Here is a look at the status for each schools.
OTTWA PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says all schools and childcare programs will be closed on Tuesday and there will be no remote learning.
"The decision to close all schools was based on the fact that approximately half of our schools are without power at this time and municipal officials are urging residents to stay off city streets as they attempt to stabilize roadways and traffic lights," the OCDSB said in a letter to parents, guardians, students and staff.
"Across the city, crews continue to assess storm damage and identify safety risks. Many neighborhoods and families continue to deal with the challenges of power outages, downed trees, hydro lines, and road closures and traffic impediments."
The closures include Ottawa Carleton Virtual, Adult High School, McHugh Outdoor Education Centre and Castor Valley Elementary School.
Castor Valley Elementary School in Greely will remain closed for at least the remainder of the week due to damage to the school's roof. Students will move to online learning on Wednesday.
The public school board says work is underway to ensure all schools can open Wednesday.
"Given ongoing power outages and traffic safety, we are also preparing for the possibility of virtual learning in some or all schools," OCDSB said.
OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD
In a letter to parents, guardians and staff, the Ottawa Catholic School Board said schools will be closed on Tuesday.
"The decision to close all OCSB schools was based on the fact that thousands of families are still without power, roads still need to be cleared, and municipal officials are urging residents to stay off city streets as they attempt to stabilize roadways and traffic lights," said the letter from Director of Education Tom D'Amico and Ottawa Catholic School Board Chair Tom D'Amico.
The board says the closure will give staff one more day to clear downed trees, broken branches and debris in school yards.
There will be no virtual learning on Tuesday for students with Blessed Carlo Virtual School and St. Josephine Virtual School.
St. Monica School on Merivale Road will remain closed for at least the remainder of this week due to significant damages to the school. The storm blew the roof of the school off the building. Students will move to online learning on Wednesday.
OTTAWA'S FRENCH CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD
French Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa and Carleton Place will be closed on Tuesday.
In a letter to parents and staff, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est said staff have been assessing the condition and safety of the schools.
CECCE schools in Kemptville, Merrickville, Pembroke, Kingston, Brockville and Quinte West will be open and classes will proceed as scheduled on Tuesday.
OTTAWA'S FRENCH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
All French public elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa will be closed on Tuesday.
The Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est said in order to ensure the safety of staff and students and to facilitate the cleaning of school properties, schools will be closed in Ottawa, Rockland and Hawkesbury.
For more information, visit the cepeo website.
Algonquin College says all classes and services – virtual and in-person - are cancelled on Tuesday for the Ottawa campus.
"All employees at the Ottawa campus who are not directly involved with restoring operations, or have not been directly advised by their manager to attend work on campus, should remain at home on Tuesday," Algonquin College said in a statement on Monday.
"It is likely cancellations will be extended further into the week."
All classes and operations at the Algonquin College Perth and Pembroke campuses on Tuesday.
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
The University of Ottawa says it will be open as usual on Tuesday.
"The uOttawa campus is unaffected and normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 24," spokesperson Isabelle Mailloux told CTV News Ottawa.
"However, many members of our community have suffered damage to their homes and continue to live through the power outages associated with the storm. These are not easy times as the community pulls together to assist one another in the recovery," she added. "As everyone navigates this week with work and study obligations, we ask everyone to exercise compassion and flexibility to accomodate those who are still impacted by the events."
Ottawa Top Stories
CTVNews.ca Top Stories
Patrick Brown is alleging political corruption played a role in his disqualification from the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership race, a move that came following allegations that his campaign violated election financing rules.
Despite being disqualified by the Conservative Party of Canada from becoming its next leader, ousted candidate Patrick Brown's name will still appear on the ballot.
Video has emerged showing a worker dangling in the air above a Toronto construction site after accidently getting entangled in a tagline attached to a crane.
The federal government has no intention of dropping the controversial ArriveCan app because it gives the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) key health information about travellers who test positive for COVID-19 through testing at airports and land borders, senior government sources tell CTV News.
Air Canada and Toronto's Pearson airport again claimed the top spots for flight delays on Tuesday, marking at least four days in a row where the country's biggest airline has placed No. 1 of any large carrier worldwide.
Air Canada said on Wednesday it will not allow animals in the baggage hold until Sept. 12 due to 'longer than usual' delays at airports, as carriers and airports wrestle with complaints over lost luggage and long lines.
As gas prices slightly trend down this week after some of the highest national averages seen in recent months, some Canadians may be thinking twice before planning their usual summer road trip plans. CTVNews.ca looks at how drivers can save at the pumps while travelling.
Prices have been easing slightly recently, but affording a mortgage is still a very difficult task for many Canadians. How much of a mortgage can you afford? Contributor Christopher Liew breaks it down in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series 'Cheer,' to 12 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions.
A person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a shooting in Halifax Wednesday night.
Halifax Regional Police and fire crews are investigating after receiving reports of a missing swimmer in Dartmouth.
The ex-boyfriend of Cassidy Bernard has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter and a consecutive three years for child abandonment in connection with the young mother's death.
'I cannot get any rest': Residents complain of sleepless nights after alleged nightclub opens up under condo
Residents living in Toronto’s west end say they have been left utterly exhausted after an alleged nightclub opened up at the base of their condominium.
Ontario has likely entered a new wave of the pandemic driven by the more infectious BA.5 subvariant, the province’s science advisory table says.
A mother from Nova Scotia is speaking out about her recent travel experience through Toronto Pearson Airport after a WestJet flight delay left her and her daughters sleeping on a nursing room floor.
WATCH LIVE @ 9 A.M.
WATCH LIVE @ 9 A.M. | With another COVID climb, Quebec health minister calls news conference for Thursday morning
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise in Quebec, public health officials have called a news conference for Thursday morning.
'Not a time when Quebec can afford to lose young doctors,' province's opposition leader says of ER exodus
The leader of Quebec's Liberal Party paused her vacation briefly on Wednesday to react to the news that two young emergency room doctors have quit their jobs in their hometown of Montreal to work in Toronto.
A prominent Montreal drag queen who recently faced pressure from critics over library readings to young children says her storytime events scheduled for the fall were abruptly called off for unknown reasons.
Christ the King Church in Sudbury is looking for your scrap vehicle.
Whether you’re looking for a change of pace, a breath of fresh air, or a glimpse into nature, northern Ontario has an outdoor oasis waiting to be discovered.
The chair of the Station Mall Merchants Association says news of the mall's sale to a southern Ontario holding company brings to a close years of uncertainty regarding the future of the property.
Once again due to staff shortages, the emergency departments at both Listowel and Wingham hospitals will be closed overal several upcoming dates.
Provincial police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle collision that occurred earlier this week.
The victim of a fatal head on collision earlier this week in Blandford-Blenheim has been identified as a 41-year-old man from Plattsville.
A political breakup at Winnipeg City Hall is creating intrigue in a council race.
A community organization is proposing a network of cameras in an effort to bolster safety throughout the area.
Residents in a southern Manitoba town are asking questions as to why they are facing a summer with no emergency room.
Break-ins targeting restaurants, salons, dress shops and cannabis stores have been reported in Kitchener, Waterloo and Woolwich.
'There’s no great answer': Low-income tenants weigh options in Cambridge as renovations push them out
Tenants of the Tiger Lofts, an affordable apartment building in Cambridge, say they’re being “renovicted” and won’t be allowed to stay after extensive renovations.
Police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed and sexually assaulted a woman in a Kitchener park.
Calgary drivers might be asking why the price of gasoline is more expensive in their energy rich province where oil is refined and extracted than in Ontario, but one retail expert claims to have the answer.
Police are investigating after receiving reports of shots fired late Wednesday afternoon in Bankview.
Blackfalds RCMP were called to the scene of a serious hit and run collision Wednesday evening.
A crash involving a fire hydrant was the first in a chain of events that led to a chaotic scene in a Saskatoon intersection.
Starting Thursday, riders looking to take Access Transit to get to their destinations will notice a shift in service over the next three weeks.
Two Ukrainian refugees, a brother and sister, are settling into their new home in Saskatoon.
Wade Stene, who admitted to kidnapping and sexually assaulting an eight-year-old Edmonton girl, was sentenced to 15.5 years behind bars Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to a Mill Woods school on Wednesday after a security guard reportedly experienced irritation on their hands after finding a white powder.
Blackfalds RCMP were called to the scene of a serious hit and run collision Wednesday evening.
Someone in British Columbia could be sitting on a lottery ticket worth a whopping $15 million – but there's only a few weeks left to claim the jackpot.
For the second consecutive day, emergency resolutions related to a conflict between the Assembly of First Nations National Chief and the organization's executive council threw the agenda into chaos.
The large logs that have lined the water’s edge at many Vancouver beaches have been a favourite lounging spot for sun worshipers for over 50 years.
The city’s executive committee discussed possible upgrades for Regina’s recreation facilities and event venues during a meeting Wednesday.
'I feel like I have everything to lose': Riders' Tevin Jones looks to maintain place on active roster
Wide Receiver Tevin Jones got his first regular season Canadian Football League (CFL) start in week four and will look to continue the momentum against Ottawa.
SaskEnergy has gained ownership of its Regina head office building following a decade long legal battle.