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Upcoming events

DEC 12 – HOLIDAY LIGHTS DRIVE-THRU PARADE – The Navan Fair Board will be holding a drive through Holiday Lights Santa Parade on the Navan Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This will be a drive through parade for vehicles only. Due to COVID restrictions everyone must remain in their cars at all times. As each vehicle passes through the fairgrounds there will be a variety of floats festooned with Christmas lights on display and Santa will be there too. Entrance to the grounds will be through the Fairgreen Road entrance only next to the Navan Curling Club. Admission is free but cash donations for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre food bank will be accepted by Navan Fair Board volunteers as you enter..

DEC 20 – NAVAN VILLAGE CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers will drive through Navan to pick up food donations left on people's doorsteps. Cash donations will also be accepted at J.T. Braldey's Country Convenience Store. A truck will also be at the store from 12 noon to 3 p.m. for food donations drop offs.



Coronavirus stories and updates from around the world

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant –, Nov. 28, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins for Ottawa kids age 5-11 – Global News Nov. 26, 2021

Booster doses now available for thousands of Ottawa residents – CTV News Nov. 6, 2021

Ontario plans to lift all COVID-19 public health measures — masks included — by March –, Oct. 21, 2021

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding? Here’s what we know – Global News, June 22, 2021

Ontario reveals three-step reopening plan – CBC News, May 20, 2021

Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer – CBC News, April 16, 2021

Why stop AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines because of a few blood clots? Women take that risk every day with their contraception – South China Morning Post, April 13, 2021

Report on WHO-led Wuhan mission leaves unanswered questions – South China Morning Post, April 2, 2021

Ottawa pharmacies will be included in next shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines – CBC News, March 27, 2021

Ontario unveils details of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine pharmacy pilot – CBC News, March 10, 2021

B.C. defends delay of 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine – CBC News, March 2, 2021

B.C. to offer second dose of COVID vaccine after 4 months – Canadian Press, March 1, 2021

Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine – Global News, Feb. 26, 2021

Rapid testing rolls out at Ottawa long-term care homes – Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 5, 2021

How Ottawa utterly botched Canada's COVID vaccine acquisition – National Post, Feb. 5, 2021

Canada inks deal to produce millions of COVID-19 shots domestically – CBC News, Feb. 2, 2021

How Australia succeeded in lowering COVID-19 cases to near-zero – CBC News, Nov. 25, 2020

First vaccinations to health workers to begin in Ottawa, Toronto next Tuesday – Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 10, 2020

Health Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – CBC Ottawa, Dec. 10, 2020

Information about masks and mask coverings from Ottawa Public Health – City of Ottawa, Aug. 11, 2020

Ottawa moves to Stage 2 of reopening; restrictions on gatherings eased across province – Ottawa Citizen, June 8, 2020

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says – CNBC, June 8, 2020

Coronavirus infections haven’t spiked since Europe loosened lockdowns. There are many theories about why. – Washington Post, June 7, 2020

France had Covid-19 in November, hospital says after analysis of chest scans – South China Morning Post, May 8, 2020

Coronavirus mutation becomes ‘urgent concern’ as it dominates across Europe and North America – South China Morning Post, May 7, 2020

Public health officials take seriously new research that children may not be superspreaders after all – CBC News, May 4, 2020

Dutch reopen primary schools and daycare but ban events until September –, April 21, 2020

The consequences of Canada's slow COVID-19 response – The Ottawa Citizen, April 19, 2020

Coronavirus: drugs including remdesivir may prove effective before vaccine is available, South Korean expert says – South China Morning Post, April 16, 2020

Johnson & Johnson will have 600-800 million coronavirus vaccines by 2021 – New York Post, April 16, 2020

Poor immunity or mutations? South Korea investigates ‘shrewd’ coronavirus as reinfections creep up – South China Morning Post, April 16, 2020

Coronavirus mutation could threaten the race to develop vaccine – South China Morning Post, April 14, 2020

Researchers at U of T, Sinai Health working on blood test to screen thousands for COVID-19 immunity – University of Toronto News, April 7, 2020

A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide – New York Times, April 6, 2020

Furloughed CERN physicists release design for Covid-19 patient ventilator – South Morning China Post, April 5, 2020

World Health Organisation reverses course, now supports wearing face masks in public – South Morning China Post, April 5, 2020

Seattle research institute launches fast track Covid-19 immunotherapy trial – KUOW Seattle, April 3, 2020

Five more residents at Promenade displaying COVID-19 symptoms, after husband, wife both die – Orléans Star, April 1, 2020

The law of generosity attacking coronavirus in Pakistan –, April 1, 2020

Three more deaths in COVID-19 outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon – Peterborough Examiner, Mar. 31, 2020

Wuhan lockdown to end in two weeks as China gets people back to work – South Morning China Post, Mar. 24, 2020

The race is on in the drug battle against the coronavirus – South Morning China Post, Mar. 23, 2020

Editorial: Is the battle against coronavirus worse than the disease? – New York Times, Mar 20, 2020  

Italy has a brief glimpse of hope as new cases drop to a five-day low – South China Morning Post, Mar. 23, 2020

Ontario to close all non-essential businesses; Schools won't reopen April 6 – Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 23, 2020

Canada refuses to go to 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics, citing 'health' of athletes – The National Post, Mar 22, 2020

A third of coronavirus cases may be ‘silent carriers’, classified Chinese data suggests – South China Morning Post, Mar. 22, 2020

Around the world, daily life comes to a near-halt as more governments impose restrictions on movement – The Washington Post, Mar. 22, 2020

Germany's low coronavirus mortality rate intrigues experts – The Guardian, Mar. 22, 2020

Self-isolate and practice social distancing or the government will force you to, Health Minister warns – Toronto Star, Mar. 21, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and treatment – Health Canada

What you need to know about the coronavirus and how to protect yourself against Covid-19 – South China Morning Post, Jan. 22, 2020

City of Ottawa updates



School of Theatre artistic director passes the torch after 20 years

Ongoing pandemic fails to slow down local graffiti artist

Shenkman Arts Centre unveils 2021-2022 lineup

Ottawa TFC U21 women's team wins Ontario Cup

East end pair shine at OFSAA track and field championships

U12 Wolverines capture EOBA championship

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