The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are closing their doors over the holiday season.
With COVID-19 cases rising in Ottawa and Gatineau, the two museums announced they will be closed until Jan. 19, 2022.
All on-site events and programs are also cancelled.
"We regret the impact of this decision on the individuals, families and groups who use our facilities. However, we believe that this decision is in the best interests of all the communities we serve. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority," said a statement from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
As of Dec. 1, all visitors aged 12 and older were required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
Last week, medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches issued a letter of instruction, limiting capacity in museums and galleries in Ottawa to 50 per cent in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon has stripped actor and athlete Johnny Issaluk of the Order of Canada.

Saturday at 7pm on CTV W5: Some experts warn Canada is about to become the most liberal country in the world in allowing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for people with mental disorders.

Most Canadians who pay for natural gas or electricity can expect their bills to rise by between 50 and 100 per cent on average this winter, according to one energy analyst.

A man is dead following an overnight stabbing in an Ajax parking lot and another male is in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in the same parking lot, Durham Regional Police say.

As misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines spreads, doctors across Canada say some patients are refusing blood transfusions from vaccinated donors, putting their health at risk.

More than one in five Canadians say either they, a family member or a close friend experienced property damage or loss due to extreme weather in the past year, according to a new survey.

According to an investigation by the Tech Transparency Project, several fake Canadian visa ads are appearing on Facebook and WhatsApp, targeting migrant hopefuls and stealing their data.

The family of a seven-month-old baby boy who died in High Prairie last week is speaking about their loss.

The first round of witness testimony as part of the Public Order Emergency Commission's inquiry into the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act focused on the lived experience of downtown Ottawa residents, the concerns business groups had in their dealings with the city and police, as well as the perspectives from local councillors.

Dominic Cardy says he resigned as Blaine Higgs's education minister because the premier's policy on the French immersion program in schools is damaging to anglophone children.

As the number of Nova Scotians on the ‘Need A Family Practice’ waitlist grows, the provincial government hinted on Friday they may do away with reporting the numbers.

The cost to rent an apartment is up across Canada, and Halifax is hanging around at the top with the nation’s largest cities.

The City of Brampton spent more than half a million dollars putting together a proposal for a university that never went past the planning stage, according to a partial forensic audit that was ultimately halted before its completion.

Advance voter turnout for Toronto’s municipal election fell nearly 30 per cent compared to the 2014 election.

William Osler Health System is warning the public about longer than normal wait times at its emergency departments, as two of its hospitals experience 'extreme gridlock.'

The owner of Quebec City restaurant Bab Sang has only been in town for a few months, but he may soon pack his bags and leave. He says he's received threatening phone calls since an article exposed the eatery's lack of French-language services.

Montreal's public transit organization (STM) launched a pilot project on Saturday that allows dogs to travel on metro trains under certain conditions.

The Toronto Raptors took advantage of Jayson Tatum's third-quarter ejection and concluded pre-season action with a 137-134 overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Friday in front of a sold-out Bell Centre.

Police and fire crews are on the scene of a significant house fire fire at a residence on Fraser Street in North Bay.

North Bay’s newest gaming retailer, Outpost Gaming, will allow people to game in the store.

Saturday at 7pm on CTV W5: Some experts warn Canada is about to become the most liberal country in the world in allowing medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for people with mental disorders.

Emotions were running high at the London courthouse Friday after a jury found Kelly Jacobs, 35, of Moravian First Nation guilty of impaired driving causing death.

Some tenants at a London community housing building say they feel they’re being denied an essential service because of where they live.

London Police Chief Steve Williams issued a statement Friday regarding an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against two hockey players.

Some COVID-19 restriction protestors are trying to get into power at the school board level.

A heated race is unfolding in Transcona as two veteran candidates battle two new faces to claim the ward’s city council seat

The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) has appointed a Jordan's Principle Coordinator to the Brandon School Division.

Waterloo Region’s ambulances were in a “code red” situation once again on Friday evening – meaning there were none available to accept new calls.

Three Cambridge residents are facing charges after police executed a search warrant at a home.

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon has stripped actor and athlete Johnny Issaluk of the Order of Canada.

Good timing on the part of a passerby may have saved a child who vanished from a daycare in the southeast Calgary community of Mahogany on Wednesday afternoon.

The priest of the All Saints Russian Orthodox Church says he received several calls on Tuesday night from a man threatening its members.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats won their first road game this season and their first game in Calgary in 18 years in a 35-32 victory over the Stampeders on Friday.

The mother of a woman found dead in northeastern Saskatchewan is urging the RCMP to do all it can in its investigation.

A home on Saskatchewan Crescent West is for sale with a record listing price of $4.95 million.

Poundmaker Cree Nation is leaving the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), saying the organization has “lost its vision to preserving and protecting treaty rights.”

The family of a seven-month-old baby boy who died in High Prairie last week is speaking about their loss.

Two teenagers were handed $500 tickets after a brawl in Londonderry Mall during the noon hour on Thursday. Police say they were called to the shopping centre in northeast Edmonton around 12:20 p.m. about a 'physical altercation' between 'multiple students.'

A former Alberta Progressive Conservative legislature member and his son have been sentenced to house arrest for immigration fraud.

With polls now open in B.C. municipalities, those who didn't use advance voting options can cast their ballot in local elections.

Of all levels of government, municipalities are said to have the most impact on people's daily lives – which is a great reason to vote for your local mayor and councillors.

More people have voted early in this year's municipal election compared to the 2018 election, according to numbers from Vancouver and Surrey.

A group of 52 people made history as the largest group to take home a $1 million lottery prize in western Canada.

During his annual Premier’s Dinner in Regina on Thursday, Premier Scott Moe emphasized his plan to protect the province’s constitutional rights against the federal government.

A judge has acquitted a former Regina gymnastics coach of both sexual offences he was facing.

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