Ottawa moves to the orange zone, Arnprior man told to move his bunkie and motorists buried by parking tickets: Top stories in Ottawa this week

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 lockdown ends in Ottawa as the capital moves to the “orange-restrict” zone, an Arnprior man is forced to move his bunkie and motorists are buried by parking tickets following a winter storm.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at the five most viewed stories on our website this week:

Here’s what’s allowed to open under the new COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa

After a 52-day lockdown and stay-at-home order, non-essential businesses, restaurants and gyms were allowed to reopen this week in Ottawa.

The Ontario government moved the capital into the “Orange-Restrict” zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework when the stay-at-home order ended on Feb. 16.

In the “Orange-Restrict” level, restaurants can open for in-person dining, but last call is at 9 p.m. and capacity restrictions limit the number of people sitting at a table to four people. Businesses can also open for in-person shopping, and gyms will be allowed to open with restrictions.

The limits on gatherings also change, with a maximum of 10 people permitted indoors at private residences and 25 people outdoors.

Gatineau and the Outaouais move into Quebec’s orange zone on Monday.

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