Following provincial announcement, OPS says will not conduct random stops
OTTAWA -- Following the new enforcement measures announced by the province on Friday, the Ottawa Police Service says it will not conduct random stops.
In a statement Friday night, OPS wrote, "We will be taking a deliberate and careful approach that emphasizes equity, legality, and efficacy in the application of these authorities with the specific and exclusive purpose to support public health measures."
OTTAWA -- CTVNewsOttawa.ca look at things to do in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec this weekend.
Ottawa and eastern Ontario remain under a stay-at-home order, while Gatineau and the Outaouais are in a lockdown.
The Ontario government says during the stay-at-home order, you should only go out for necessities, including "outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community."
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Starting Saturday, golf courses in Ottawa and eastern Ontario must close due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Police in cities across Ontario, Canada's most populous province, on Saturday refused to make random stops greenlighted by the provincial government seeking to impose a stay-at-home order amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The Ontario government has reversed its decision to close playgrounds after the ban was widely criticized, with one Toronto infectious diseases doctor calling the closure of outdoor spaces the wrong move in the fight against COVID-19.