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March 7, 2019



SING-ALONG WITH THE F.R.O.G.s (Fully Rely On God) at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1171 Smith Rd. in Navan. Enjoy some much loved favourites as well as some Christian music followed by a selection of sumptuous soups and baked breads. Tickets $15. Call 613-841-6248.

OPERA CANDY presents The Gourmet Adventures of Hansel and Gretel in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtime 3 p.m. This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears! Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for children, and family of four $16 per person. A special workshop will be held before the show from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come before the show to meet the artists and immerse yourself in a world of vocal experiences. You can even learn a tune and choreography so that you can sing and dance like Hansel and Gretel. Cost $15. Visit

FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHT hosted by the Bytown Beat Chorus. Come see what the Chrous is all about and enjoy some live entertainment from guest quartet “Key Rings” and the Ottawa Puppet Troupe at the Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. starting at 8 p.m. RSVP a member if you plan to attend.

120TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE at J.T. Bradley’s Country Convenience Store in Navan from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for coffee and cake. and live entertainment. to celebrate our 120th burthday in the lead up to this year’s Bradley Cup hockey tournament on March 30.


City council approves 2019 budget with three per cent tax increase
By Fred Sherwin
March 7, 2019

Ottawa homeowners can expect to see a three per cent increase on the municipal portion of their property tax bill this year after city council passed the 2019 operating and capital budgets on Wednesday.

The three per cent increase equates to an additional $113 for the average home with a market value assessment of $404,000. Rural ratepayers can expect to pay an additional $93.

A third of the increase, or one per cent, will generate $10 million a year which will be used to pay for infrastructure maintenance and renewal. The rest will be used to cover additional costs due to growth and salary increases.

Besides the tax increases, Ottawa residents will also see a 2.5 per cent increase in OC Transpo fares, recreation and other user fees, licenses and permits. Water and sewer bills will also go up this year. The water portion will increase by four per cent, the sewer portion will go up five per cent and the stormwater portion will increase by 9.8 per cent.

Among the highlights of the 2019 budget are...

- $1.6 million committed to the Temporary Traffic Calming Measure Program, with each Councillor receiving $50,000 for initiatives in their respective wards

- Providing funding for 32 new police officers to support crime prevention, community policing and traffic safety

- Funding for arts, heritage and festival organizations will increase by $250,000, increasing the total annual funding to $12.4 million

- Maintaining $26 million in funding to local agencies to fund housing and homelessness supports and services to residents

- Sundays, in addition to Wednesday, will be “no fee” days for seniors on transit

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans

Sir Will production of 'Seussical the Musical' hits all the right notes

Orléans Old Players present pair of comedy short stories

Eastern Ontario Wild advance to bantam AAA provincial tournament

Blondin, Weidemann wrap up speed skating season on a high note

Cumberland United Soccer Club merges with Capital United under Ottawa TFC banner

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