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New Year 2019 Horoscope: Monthly horoscope prediction, zodiac, astrology | Weird | News





The New Year is ready for a roaring start with a partial solar eclipse, the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Scorpio. Between December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019, the Moon passes through the eighth astrological sign of the zodiac in the constellation Scorpio. On January 2, the Moon will enter Sagittarius – the zodiac of generosity, optimism and openness. Sagittarius is often associated with an increased need for travel and adventure, with people often choosing to perform outdoor activities.

At the same time, until January 20, the transit Sun moves through the tenth star sign of the zodiac in the constellation Capricornus.

Capricorn is believed to symbolise responsibility, discipline, good manners and self-discipline.

The star sign is known for appreciating time spent with family and music but can also suffer from pessimism at times.

However, all of this pales when compared to the upcoming partial eclipse on Saturday, January 5.

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New Year 2019 horoscope: Astrology, zodiac

New Year 2019 Horoscope: With the New Year tomorrow, here is everything you need to know (Image: GETTY)

According to astrologer Barbara Goldsmith, of, you are bound to feel the eclipse’s energies this week.

The New Year starts with a bang as the eclipses start on January 5

Barbara Goldsmith,

Ms Goldsmith told “The New Year starts with a bang as the eclipses start on January 5.

“The first eclipse is in Capricorn which will be sobering and will bring you back to reality.

“Make sure you allow yourself lots of freedom over the holiday period, because soon enough, you’ll be able to establish new routines and get back to your responsibilities once again.”

Another astrological aspect to look out for is the planet Mars in the water sign of Pisces.

Pisces is the 12th sign of the zodiac and is ruled over by the planet Neptune.

Ms Goldsmith said: “Mars in Pisces encourages you to be compassionate and caring to those around you.

“Try not to judge their behaviour and accept that everyone has a different journey.”

Mars entered Pisces on November 15, 2018, and leaves the sign tonight to enter the sign of Aries by tomorrow.

Aries is the very first sign the zodiac in the elemental house of fire and happens to be ruled over by Mars.

In astrology, Aries is considered a courageous, confident, optimistic and honest sign.

At times, the zodiac may act out in impatience and impulsiveness but the star sign will help with physical challenges and leadership roles.

New Year 2019 horoscope: Astrology, zodiac

New Year 2019 horoscope: The New Year starts with a solar eclipse on January 5 (Image: GETTY)

And in the run-up to the New Year, you might have felt your feelings manifesting themselves with intensity.

This is the result of the planet Venus passing through the sign of Scorpio.

Ms Goldsmith said: “Venus is in Scorpio bringing out deep emotions and could transform a friendship or a casual relationship into a more intimate one.

“It’s a magnetic force, and you may find yourself irresistibly attracted to someone new.”

New Year 2019 horoscope: Astrology star signs

New Year 2019 horoscope: The Sun will stay in Capricorn until January 20 (Image: GETTY)

Venus will continue to traverse the heavens in Scorpio until next Monday when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.

Venus will remain in the sign of Sagittarius until February 3, 2019.

Then on January 20, the Sun will enter the sign of Aquarius, followed by a Full Moon lunar eclipse on the morning of January 21.

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Ottawa transit commission hopes to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for OC Transpo workers





Ottawa’s transit commission is pushing local and provincial health officials to recognize the role OC Transpo operators have played in keeping the city running during the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to bump train and bus drivers in the vaccination queue amid a recent surge in coronavirus infections affecting transit workers.

More than 100 OC Transpo staff across the entire organization have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to an update at Wednesday morning’s transit commission meeting.

Of those cases, 26 employees are currently recovering from the disease in self-isolation.

OC Transpo has seen a recent jump in COVID-19 cases, with Ottawa city council receiving reports of eight operators testing positive for the virus over a recent eight-day period.

Transit commissioner Sarah Wright-Gilbert attempted to find out how many of the total cases are traced to workplace transmission, but OC Transpo boss John Manconi said he’s been advised by medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches that he can’t share that information for privacy reasons.

Transit operators are listed in the second priority group of essential workers as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine sequencing plans, but several commissioners speaking Wednesday wanted to get the city’s bus and train drivers bumped higher in the order.

Councillors Riley Brockington and Glen Gower both put forward motions looking to get front-line OC Transpo employees prioritization in vaccine sequencing, but others pointed out that the much-debated public health topic of who gets the vaccine and when is well beyond the scope of the transit commission.

“We are not in a position in transit commission to be decreeing, or making an edict, about what group of essential workers is more at risk than others and should be prioritized. That should be left up to public health experts,” Wright-Gilbert said.

Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli, who also chairs the Ottawa Board of Health, reflected on the board’s four-plus-hour meeting on Monday evening, during which vaccine sequencing and prioritizing essential workers dominated the conversation.

“Vaccine sequencing is obviously a very difficult maze to get through,” he said.

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COVID-19: Ottawa police announce end of 24-7 presence at Ontario-Quebec border





Less than two days after the Ontario government’s latest COVID-19 restrictions came into effect, calling for non-essential traffic to be stopped at the province’s borders with Quebec and Manitoba, the Ottawa Police Service has announced it is stopping its 24-hour checkpoints.

According to a statement issued by the service Tuesday evening, the around-the-clock border checkpoints were set to end as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday in favour of rotating checkpoints across the city throughout the day until Ontario’s temporary regulations end.

“Since the onset of the border operations, the OPS has been working closely with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) along with local stakeholders and interprovincial stakeholders (the City of Ottawa, the City of Gatineau, the Ontario Provincial Police etc.) to assess any local public health, traffic and safety impacts. The assessment resulted in today’s operational changes,” the statement said.

“The operational changes announced today are designed to better ensure the health and safety of all, to minimize delays and/or hazards for travellers and to ensure essential workers can get to their places of employment on time.”

The statement also said the police service, while working to comply with the provincial order, was focused on education and enforcement actions that “support improved public health outcomes and respect the concerns of our most marginalized and racialized communities”

Officers said they will be conducting daily assessments on border crossings and that there could be further changes.

In a statement to Global News, a spokesperson for Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said that the border closures are ultimately subject to the discretion of local police enforcing the regulations.

“Local police services are best positioned to determine the operational deployments necessary to ensure the continued safety of their communities,” the spokesperson said, noting that the order’s regulations still apply to individuals entering the province.

The temporary order restricts Quebec residents from entering Ontario. If prompted, individuals must stop when directed by an enforcement officials and provide their reason for entering the province.

The main exemptions to the restrictions include if the person’s main home is in the province, if they work in Ontario, if they’re transporting goods, if they’re exercising Indigenous or treaty rights, if they need health care or if there’s a basis on compassionate grounds.

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COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa: Nearly half of all residents in their 60s have at least one dose





OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health’s latest COVID-19 vaccination update shows that nearly half of all residents 60 to 69 years old have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a figure that has all but doubled in the past week.

OPH’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard shows 58,000 residents 60 to 69 have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 49.3 per cent of that age group’s population in Ottawa. Last Wednesday, OPH reported 30,000 residents 60 to 69 had had at least one dose, which was 25.4 per cent.

As age demographics get younger, the population grows larger and the coverage by percentage may appear to grow more slowly, even if clinics are vaccinating greater numbers of people. For example, the latest figures show that 83 per cent of people aged 70 to 79 have had at least one dose. By raw population that’s 60,000 people, only slightly higher than half of all people in their 60s.

Vaccinations are open through the Ontario portal to anyone 60 and older and, this week, the AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for administration at pharmacies and primary care clinics to anyone in Ontario 40 and older.

OPH reported a new shipment this week of 25,740 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. To date, Ottawa has received 305,130 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the provincial government.

The number of eligible residents (i.e. 16 and older) with at least one dose of a vaccine is now up to 28 per cent.

Tuesday was Ottawa’s second-busiest day for vaccinations overall, with the OPH reporting 9,729 shots administered. Last Friday saw 9,887 shots administered in a single day.


  • Ottawa residents with at least one dose: 248,668
  • Ottawa residents with two doses: 26,722
  • Percent of eligible population (residents 16 and older) with at least one dose: 28 per cent
  • Percent of eligible population (residents 16 and older) with two doses: 3 per cent
  • Percent of total population with at least one dose: 24 per cent
  • Percent of total population with two doses: 3 per cent


  • 10-19: 1.6 per cent (1,804 people)
  • 20-29: 8.3 per cent (13,452 people)
  • 30-39: 9.5 per cent (14,999 people)
  • 40-49: 12.9 per cent (17,350 people)
  • 50-59: 28.8 per cent (40,320 people)
  • 60-69: 49.3 per cent (58,627 people)
  • 70-79: 82.9 per cent (62,808 people)
  • 80-89: 87.5 per cent (29,358 people)
  • 90+: 89.2 per cent (7,893 people)
  • Unknown age: 2,057 people 

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