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SATURDAY BREAKFASTS AT THE ORLEANS LEGION have been canceled until further notice under the nation wide state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19.

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE has postponed its 30th birthday celebration, originally scheduled for April 4 to a later date.

THE BYTOWN BEAT CHORUS has canceled it’s planned Open House scheduled to take place on March 23.

MIFO has canceled the following productions: “Les Fabulateurs - La légende de Barbe d’Or” scheduled for March 19; “Flip Fabrique - Blizzard” scheduled for March 28; and “Laurent Paquin et Simon Boudreault - On va tous mourir” scheduled for April 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

THE ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OPERA FOR CHILDREN’ scheduled to take place at the Shenkman Arts Centre on March 28 has been postponed.


Work begins on Orléans Health Hub
By Fred Sherwin
Aug. 22, 2019

After 10 years of waiting, work has finally begun on the long-awaited and highly antici- pated Orléans Health Hub.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 near the corner of Mer Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Blvd. The event was attended by all of the area's local politicians including Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde who has been doggedly staying on top of the project every since she took over from Phil McNeely as the local MPP.

"This is a great day for the residents of Orléans who have been extremely patient in waiting for this important project which will improve heath care services in the east end for years to come,� said Lalonde.

The Health Hub was first promised by then Health Minister George Smitherman in 2009. That pledge was reiterated by then Premier Dalton McGuinty during pre-election stopover in Orléans in 2010, Since then it has suffered numerous delays over the years, but was never far from the minds of residents eager for the important addition to the east end.

It was thought the project maybe in jeopardy when the Conservatives replaced the former Liberal government in last year's provincial election, but Doug Ford stayed true to his word and delivered on his campaign promise that the Health Hub would be built.

The $59.7 million health facility will take 18 months to two years to complete. The construction contract was awarded to EllisDon.

Once it's built the 96,000 sq. ft. facility will bring together health and community service partners to better serve the residents of Orléans.

Among the organizations that will provide services through the Health Hub are Bruy�re Continuing Care, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, the Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa, the Montfort Hospital and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

The groundbreaking ceremony was a dream come true for former Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely who fought tirelessly for the project prior to retiring in 2014.

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



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