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Hundreds of Ottawa students still waiting for first day of virtual class

Hundreds of Ottawa students still waiting for first day of virtual class

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) says there are 400 elementary students and 200 secondary students on its waitlist for online instruction. 
Hospital bed access still causing major delays for paramedics, costing City of Ottawa $7.7M

Hospital bed access still causing major delays for paramedics, costing City of Ottawa $7.7M

That financial figure is through 2019 alone, as paramedics spent 53,000 hours waiting around during offload delays.
New 600-bed hospital coming to Outaouais region

New 600-bed hospital coming to Outaouais region

The university-affiliated hospital hopes to attract new nurses to address staffing shortages in the region.
Up to 30 per cent of Ottawa businesses could close: Coalition of BIAs on latest COVID-19 restrictions

Up to 30 per cent of Ottawa businesses could close: Coalition of BIAs on latest COVID-19 restrictions

That will include some "well-loved, well established Ottawa institutions," according to Chair of the Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas (OCOBIA) Mark Kaluski.
Improperly aligned screw to blame for cracked wheels on Ottawa's light rail trains

Improperly aligned screw to blame for cracked wheels on Ottawa's light rail trains

The Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation in July, while the City of Ottawa, Rideau Transit Group (RTG) and Alstom conducted their own review.
Smoother rides ahead: City of Ottawa looks back on challenging first year for Confederation Line

Smoother rides ahead: City of Ottawa looks back on challenging first year for Confederation Line

Ottawa's east-west light rail transit line launched on September 14, 2019.
Ottawa's top doctor thrilled to see schools opening, COVID-19 precautions in place

Ottawa's top doctor thrilled to see schools opening, COVID-19 precautions in place

Dr. Vera Etches says children going back to school is important for their development and mental health.
Ottawa Safety Council urges safety for students, drivers in busy school zones

Ottawa Safety Council urges safety for students, drivers in busy school zones

'Be patient,' safety advocate calls for the avoidance of school zones if possible.
Back to school planning has been 'complicated': OCDSB trustee

Back to school planning has been 'complicated': OCDSB trustee

Lynn Scott hopes not to have to make any more major changes to the board's back-to-school plan, but admits uncertainty has been a theme during this pandemic.
OCDSB trustee calling for new back-to-school date of September 14

OCDSB trustee calling for new back-to-school date of September 14

Donna Blackburn believes teachers and parents are having a hard time getting prepared for September 3, plus there won't be school buses running that early.
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