Ottawa sees zeros in COVID-19 data, converts church into dream home: Top five stories this week


OTTAWA – Ottawa sees zeros in number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, restrictions ease as Ontario enters Stage 3 and finds dream home in United Church pews from Maxville.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca is reviewing the top five articles on our website this week.

Ottawa Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, the first time no new cases have been reported since July 7, 2020.

It was one of four days this week that the health unit added no new COVID-19 cases in total.

Also this week, Ottawa Public Health reported zero patients in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

As of Friday, there were 27,729 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 593 deaths. There have been 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Indoor dining rooms, fitness centers and museums opened in Ottawa on Friday for the first time in three months as Ontario entered Stage 3 of the Roadmap to reopen.

The Ontario government took the province to the final stage of the economic reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. Friday, easing restrictions on retailing, indoor dining, personal fitness and fitness. other places.

Social gatherings of up to 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors are now allowed. Indoor dining areas in restaurants can open with a capacity limited to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of two meters.

Gyms and fitness centers can reopen with 50% capacity indoors.

“We are delighted to be able to open our doors. In Ottawa it’s been 100 days since we’ve been able to open, some locations it’s been 300 (days), ”said Abby Johnson, Group Experience Division Manager at GoodLife. Aptitude.

Mont Cascades in Cantley, Quebec. was evacuated on Wednesday after a gun threat.

MRC des Collines police said a man pointed what appeared to be a long gun or imitation firearm at a park worker. Two men were then seen on top of a hill near the slopes, pointing the object at an employee.

Police said they deployed a large number of officers to search the property.

The investigation continued on Thursday.

Mont Cascades reopened Thursday with additional security in place.

Mont Cascades water park evacuated

Many Ottawa residents took the plunge during the COVID-19 pandemic and bought a swimming pool.

New statistics show that Ottawa installed more backyard pools in 2020 than any other municipality in Ontario.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation says there were 936 permits for backyard swimming pools in Ottawa in 2020.

“In Ottawa, for example, when it comes to pool permits, over the last three years, 2017, 18, 19, we were around 500 for new pool permits. Then we saw this increase in 2020 ”, explains Carmelo Lipsi, Chief Operating Officer of the Municipal Property Assessment Company.

Installation of a swimming pool at the back

An Ottawa woman plans to turn an old church into her dream home.

Morgan Rukiewicz purchased the Maxville United Church for $ 350,000, which was built in 1926.

Sitting at 2,500 square feet, with 50-foot ceilings in the sanctuary, renovating the building won’t be an easy task.

But while touring with CTV News Ottawa, Rukiewicz said she was up for it.

“I grew up in a family that does a lot of renovations, so I’ve done them all my life,” she says. “Something like that doesn’t scare me. “

The choir and the organ will become the main chamber. The exterior of the building will also get a facelift with a new coat of paint and a new front door.

Maxville United Church


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