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July 9, 2020

9 juillet 2020

Guest column : Chad Robinson
Mortgage Architects



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.


Local news

Plan your COVID-19 getaway in picturesque Westport
By Fred Sherwin
July 11, 2020

If you are looking for a way to alleviate some of the stress you’ve built up while trying to live under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, you should consider spending a weekend in Westport. Read more



Little Ray’s Nature Centre halfway to fundraising goal
By Fred Sherwin
July 10, 2020

Thousands of online donors have answer-ed an 11th-hour call to help save Little Ray’s Nature Centre from potentially going out of business and closing up shop after contributing nearly $150,000 to a GoFundMe campaign over the past five weeks. Read more



Will Canada Day crowds cause surge in COVID cases?
By Fred Sherwin
July 4, 2020

It’s a question that’s on the minds of health care officials and local residents alike. Will the gatherings that were seen around Orléans on Canada Day cause a surge or spike in local COVID-19 cases? Read more



Ward boundary review proposes controversial changes
By Fred Sherwin
July 7, 2020

While most residents in Orléans have been caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic, consultants hired by the City of Ottawa have been busy formulating recommendations for the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review (OWBR). Read more



Chartwell Belcourt hosts Adopt-a-Grad ceremonies
By Fred Sherwin
June 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on nearly ever aspect of life – including education. The province’s schools have been closed since mid-March, forcing high school students to finish out their semester at home and online through various Learn at Home programs. Read more



COVID cases continue to drop in Ottawa and the province
June 24, 2020

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa is continuing on a downward trend for the third week in a row. As of June 22, there were 54 active cases in the Nation’s Capital, down from 72 active cases on June 12 and 87 active cases on June 5. Read more






Sir Wil’s 'Hunchback' a true masterclass in high school theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre production a lesson in teamwork

St. Peter production an ode to 70s era disaster films

The future is cloudy for Orléans speedskaters

Ottawa golf courses caught in coronavirus limbo

Orléans blind, deaf athlete trying to keep busy during COVID shutdown

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Setting the record straight on wearing face masks


WALTER ROBINSON: Are we saving our seniors ... or slowly killing them?


Doug Feltmate: COVID-19 pandemic the final straw for troubled restaurant industry

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