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FREE FAMILY BUDGETING WORKSHOP hosted by the Community Pentecostal Church /Christians Against Poverty(CAP), 1825 St Joseph Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to save and pay off your debts workshop. For more information call 613-837-3555.


FIRST CHOICE will entertain from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Buffet dinner served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For reservations call 613-590-7227.


COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER hosted by the Royal Oak Pub Orléans in support of Habitat for Humanity from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Community BBQ with live bands and a silent auction...The action starts at 1 p.m. with the first musical act. House band Mandie & JF and the Chris Evans Band will take to the stage starting at 7 p.m.!! Come have some fun and show your support!!


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE hosted by the Greater Avalon Community Association from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of bargains to be found as the residents of Avalon take part in this annual community event.


ORLÉANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 6 and 7 and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Centrum Blvd. Festival Plaza. Presented by Orléans Festivals and the Heart of Orléans BIA featuring craft beer from 29 different craft brewers. Food vendors will include Orléans own Meatings BBQ. Live music all three days. For more information visit www.orleansfestivals.ca.

 

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.)

 

Entertainment

  Sports


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


NCAFA, Jr. Gee-Gees form elite minor football program

Les Sittelles hosts first annual Brian Leblanc gymnastics meet

Orléans native to play for Great Britain at World Hockey Championships

 
Local business

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CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business

 

SANTÉ CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTRE: Where healthy people go

 

180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser

 

 

 


VIEWPOINT: SNC Lavalin affair puts Liberal majority in jeopardy

 

WALTER ROBINSON: Summertime in Orléans offers plenty to see and do

 

HEATHER JAMIESON: Pre-planning some end of life arrangements has many benefits

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