Gatineau issues boil water advisory affecting 24,000 people
Gatineau has issued a boil water advisory affecting about 24,000 residents in the eastern part of the city.
The preventive advisory is being issued because of a problem found during work at the Main pumping station, the city said in a news release Thursday afternoon.
Officials say affected residents in the Gatineau sector should boil their water for one minute before consuming it.
Once the advisory has been lifted, cold water taps should be left running for one minute, or until the water gets cold.
The federal government says it's extending a slew of travel restrictions and rules meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic into the new year as case counts continue their steady rise across the country.
Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre says building up the Canadian economy after the COVID-19 pandemic can't be achieved without a massive overhaul of the tax system and regulatory regime.
The COVID-19 infection rate in Ottawa has been going down for weeks, putting the city on the right track to flatten the curve of the pandemic once again. The city's chief medical officer says much of the credit goes to the people who live there.