Giacomo Panico

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Sewer repair partnership with U.S. firm puts city at risk, prof says

A municipal law professor says a private-public partnership between the City of Ottawa and an U.S. home warranty company puts the city at risk of financial liability, and the royalties to the city aren't worth it.

Emergency COVID-19 shelter surprises Lowertown neighbours

The opening of an emergency COVID isolation centre for homeless people in Lowertown has a group of nearby residents raising concerns.

BeaverTails ready and waiting to serve hungry skaters, founder says

Grant Hooker says he's on standby to start serving his legendary flat pasties on the Rideau Canal Skateway as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Move OC Transpo workers up vaccination queue, union urges

The head of the union representing OC Transpo workers is calling for his members to be given priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinate retirement home residents before it's too late, says family

News that residents in Ottawa’s retirement homes will have to wait longer to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a blow to the hopes of Monic Dubé, who has parents in an Orléans retirement home.

Dental clinic's closure sending homeless patients to ER

The temporary closure of a free dental clinic at the Ottawa Mission has been heartbreaking but unavoidable, says its director.

Vaccinating prisoners a matter of public health, says researcher

As the federal government prepares to start vaccinating 600 of the most vulnerable federal inmates across the country, a researcher is calling criticisms of that plan short-sighted.

Give police power to suspend drivers for medical reasons, Quebec coroner says

A Quebec coroner is recommending police be allowed to suspend a person's driving licence on the spot if they suspect a medical condition affects the person's ability to drive safely.

Western Quebec looks to clamp down on outbreaks in retirement homes as cases surge

As western Quebec experiences its deadliest month so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, the region's top health official says it's imperative to limit outbreaks at retirement homes.

Closed by coronavirus, Gatineau gym inviting members to work out in Ottawa

As gyms in some regions of Quebec remain closed for at least another two weeks, one fitness franchise is inviting its members in Gatineau to cross the river to Ottawa to get their workouts in.