CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of April 17


How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
Trevor Pritchard
Quiz by Trevor Pritchard, updated more than 1 year ago
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Question 1

Jen Belcher with the Ontario Pharmacists Association told CBC News this week that many pharmacists like her are having a hard time stocking enough of which of the following items?
  • Cold and flu medication.
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests.
  • Disposable masks.
  • Menstrual products.

Question 2

Franchesca Ranger found herself homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her story is one that certain advocacy organizations say belie a "broken" provincial system. What happened to Ranger?
  • Her tenants refused to move out of her Barrhaven townhouse.
  • The government demanded she repay more than $13,000 in pandemic benefits.
  • A developer bought a Sandy Hill rowhouse and "renovicted" the people living there.
  • Her health spa went deeply into debt during several provincewide lockdowns.

Question 3

Councillors voted Wednesday to add a seat at Ottawa's council table for a non-voting member. Who will that seat be reserved for?
  • A member of the city's Black community.
  • An Indigenous elder.
  • A resident with a physical disability.
  • A developer.

Question 4

What issue was Coun. Allan Hubley talking about Wednesday when he said he had "no doubt" it would be a big discussion item during this fall's municipal election?
  • Transit fares.
  • The city's official plan.
  • Housing stock.
  • The police budget.

Question 5

The city said Thursday it had alerted police and was carrying out a "comprehensive" internal investigation after which of the following occurred?
  • Fraudsters bilked them of more than half a million dollars.
  • A city employee leaked private labour negotiations online.
  • Someone stole the catalytic converters from about a dozen city vehicles.
  • A ransomware attack shut down the city's tax office.

Question 6

David Pichora said the workplace he oversees is facing serious staffing shortages due to COVID-19, and he's not the only one in his field struggling. Where does he work?
  • A hospital in Kingston, Ont.
  • A long-term care home in Gatineau, Que.
  • A school board covering the Cornwall, Ont., area.
  • The University of Ottawa.

Question 7

Freedom Convoy leader Pat King saw his bail hearing abruptly adjourned twice this past week. On Wednesday, it was because his lawyer's computer was hacked. What happened Thursday?
  • King fired his lawyer.
  • Police laid new charges against him.
  • The courthouse lost its internet connection.
  • People were illegally streaming the proceedings.

Question 8

After a decade of building stages and setting up light and sound systems, why will Benoît Brunet-Poirier not be returning to his job at Bluesfest this summer?
  • He injured his back and is suing the festival organizers.
  • Like many in his industry, he found a different job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • His long COVID leaves him unable to work long shifts.
  • He's heading to Poland to help resettle Ukrainian refugees.

Question 9

What did western Quebec's health authority announce Friday, as COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the region?
  • Masking rules would return to the region's schools.
  • The timeline for administering fourth vaccine doses would be sped up.
  • Most visits at local hospitals would be suspended.
  • Restaurants and bars would be forced to close at 10 p.m.

Question 10

One person was killed and five others suffered injuries of varying degrees in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Highway 417. Near which community did it happen?
  • Arnprior.
  • Casselman.
  • Vankleek Hill.
  • Vars.
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