Premier Kathleen Wynne is applauding the news that Canada will be exempt from new U-S tariffs on steel and aluminum. Wynne says in a statement that yesterday’s decision shows her government’s strategy of extensive outreach to U-S leaders was the right move. Wynne says Ontario is home to more than 70 per cent of Canada’s steel-making capacity. Related industries across the province include the automotive, energy and construction sectors.
Bystanders and staff at an Ottawa arena are being praised for their quick actions to help save a 44-year-old man who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while playing hockey last night. Paramedics say bystanders immediately started C-P-R on the man and delivered a shock with a public access defibrillator. The victim regained consciousness and was able to speak to paramedics when they arrived. Paramedics say without the bystanders jumping into action, the man may not have survived.
OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule during March Break (March 12 to 16) when schools are closed and many people are on holidays. Minor reductions will be made on some routes and bus arrival times may be adjusted slightly compared to the usual weekday schedule. School routes numbered in the 600s and special school trips on regular routes to elementary and secondary schools will not operate.
Locally tonight the Rockland Nationals play against the Hawkesbury Hawks and on Sunday play against the Pembroke Lumber Kings. In the National Capital Junior Hockey League’s season playoffs series. Saint-Isidore and Clarence Creek, each have a chance to move up to the next round in the series if they can win the tie-breaker games this week against Cumberland and Gatineau.