January 31, 2023


Creating Possibilities

5 stories to watch in Ottawa this week

The city’s auditor basic asks for your feelings on the “Freedom Convoy” profession, 1 of the main faces is back in court docket, and holding an eye on the hottest COVID-19 wave.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca seems at 5 tales to check out this 7 days.

AG retains general public consultations on convoy response

The town of Ottawa’s auditor typical is asking citizens to weigh in on how the town and Ottawa law enforcement taken care of the “Freedom Convoy” profession in February.

The Ottawa Police Companies Board voted in late March to talk to Nathalie Gougeon to conduct the audit.

Zoom meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People who want to participate have to sign up beforehand.

Individuals who want to have enter but don’t want to take portion in the classes can in its place fill out a study till July 31.

Protesters utilised hefty vans and other cars to blockade downtown Ottawa for three months this previous wintertime, protesting COVID-19 public wellbeing protections and the Liberal authorities of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. All through the protest, Ottawa’s police chief resigned and the make-up of the police providers board was absolutely modified.

It took hundreds of officers from across Canada and the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act just before the occupation was cleared.

Tamara Lich returns to court

Just one of the principal organizers of the “Freedom Convoy” protest, Tamara Lich, has one more court docket day established for Thursday.

Lich is billed with mischief and obstructing police for her job in the convoy protest. She was arrested in Drugs Hat, Alta. very last month and billed with breaching her bail circumstances following she was photographed with an additional convoy organizer, Tom Marazzo, with whom she was instructed to have no call.

She is now currently being held in custody until eventually her trial.

Will the summer season COVID-19 wave peak?

Overall health officials will be watching COVID-19 facts intently this week as another wave of the disease is upon us.

This latest wave is becoming pushed by the Omicron subvariant BA.5, which gurus say is additional transmissible and can evade immunity from past an infection.

Ottawa’s wastewater sign is on the rise, as is the tests positivity charge and the quantity of clients in healthcare facility with COVID-19 regionally.

Ottawa is also on track to surpass the selection of COVID-19 fatalities recorded in all of 2021. As of final Friday, Ottawa Community Well being experienced claimed 216 deaths so significantly this calendar year, in comparison to 228 in all of 2021.

Ontario’s chief health-related officer of wellbeing Dr. Kieran Moore, is predicted to make an announcement this 7 days concerning booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Although people 60 and more mature can get a fourth dose, the added shot is not yet out there for more youthful older people. Moore also expressed some issue that many Ontarians never ever obtained a third dose, irrespective of it becoming broadly accessible.

Lebanese Fest returns

The Ottawa Lebanese Competition is again this 7 days soon after a two-yr hiatus simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The yearly celebration of Center Japanese culture will be held at the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral beginning Wednesday.

Appreciate food, cultural performances, art, crafts and additional.

The competition runs July 13 to 17.

Bluesfest wraps up its return to LeBreton Flats

Bluesfest is wrapping up this week following returning to LeBreton Flats for the 1st time considering the fact that 2019.

The yearly audio festival is one of Ottawa’s largest situations of the calendar year and attracts hundreds to the funds each summer. It was cancelled in 2020 and a smaller version was held at Lansdowne Park in 2021.

Some of the headline acts this week contain Marshmello on Tuesday, Alexisonfire on Wednesday, Luke Bryan on Thursday, Rage Against the Device on Friday, and TLC on Saturday.

The Countrywide closes out the competition on Sunday.