Wednesday Feb. 21, 2024

Feb. 15, 2024

1 février 2024


Upcoming events

TAPROOM 260 presents Keener and their eclectic mix of high energy classic and alternative rock favourites live and in concert at 260 Centrum Blvd. in the Centrum Plaza starting at 8 p.m. For more information visit

FREE FAMILY SKATE – The Orléans PC Riding Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Free Family Day Skate on from 2-4pm at the Ron Racette Arena at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road, Free hot beverages served and prize giveaways too!

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. presents Oyster Wednesdays every Wednesday from 6-9 pm. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

STRAY DOG BREWING CO. presents The Whiskey Ghost live in their taproom located at 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park. For more information visit

THE QUEENSWOOD HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION presents its annual Winter Festival from 1-4pm in Queenswood Ridge Park on Kennedy Lane East. Enjoy sliding, snow-based games, face-painting and a variety of activities on the outdoor rink.

THE STRAY DOG BREWING COMPANY AND PANDAMONIUM PRODUCTIONS present Nature Pleads Revenge, The Cosmic Crypt, Don’t Tell Sarah and Under The Influence live in their taproom located at 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park. Tickets $20 in advance through Eventbrite. For more information visit



Local news

Meet-and-greet signals unofficial start to local federal election campaign
Feb. 5, 2024

While the official date of the next federal election is not until Oct. 20, 2025, the local campaign got off to it’s unofficial start on Tuesday, Feb. 6, with a meet and greet host-ed by the Orléans Conservative Riding Asso-ciation for their candidate, Orléans East-Cumberland city councillor Matt Luloff. Read more



Class action lawsuit launched against Catholic school board and former St. Matt's teacher convicted of sexual assaulting former students
Feb. 16, 2024

Two former students at St. Matthew High School who were victim's of convicted former teacher Rick Despatie, have launched a $220 million class action lawsuit against the Ottawa Catholic School Board for "aggressively downplaying, diminishing and discounting" multiple complaints brought against Despatie between Jan. 1 1989 and April 30, 2022. Despatie is also being sued as part of the civil action. Read more



Orléans educator receives Teaching Excellence Award
Feb. 16, 2024

Orléans kindergarten teacher Patrice Hall-Johnson was among 35 educators from across Canada who were recently bestowed with the Prime Minister’s Award in Teaching Excellence Certificate of Achievement. Read more



Warm weather, freezing rain play havoc on outdoor activities
Feb. 1, 2024

It has not been a great year for winter activity enthusiasts in Orléans. After a somewhat mild beginning to the New Year, colder temperatures during the third week of January had many hoping that better days were just around the corner, then last week’s thaw happened along with the freezing rain, closing the area’s outdoor rinks and covering the local cross-country trails with ice. Read more



Suspect charged for rash of St. Joseph Blvd. break-ins
Feb. 1, 2024

An Ottawa man faces 41 different charges in connection with a rash of break-ins that have occurred in Orléans over the past three months. Gerald Lusignan, 54, was arrested on Jan. 19 and charged with 14 counts of break and enter, 14 counts of mischief under $5,000 and 14 counts of wearing a disguise with intent. Read more



Spirit of giving alive and well in Orléans
Jan. 11, 2024

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Orléans and not just because of the commun-ity’s generous support of a variety of charitable organizations and institutions, but because of the efforts of two people in particular. Read more


Saltwater Santas raise whopping $28K for charity 01/25/24
Outstanding youth recognized at special ceremony 01/25/24
Residents want city to slow down traffic on Hunter's Run 01/11/24
Spirit of giving alive and well in Orléans 01/11/24
Caring community answers the call yet again 12/21/23
2024 municipal budget approved with 2.5% tax hike 12/21/23
Salt Water Santas ready to raise more money for charities 12/07/23
Knitting club overwhelmed by community's response to call for donations 12/07/23
Francophone historical society publishes second volume of Orléans toponymy 12/07/23
Accident(s) lead local designer to create pre-planning journal 11/23/23

2024 Calendar of Hope now on sale 11/20/23
Sight and hearing impaired man's service dog nearly run over by negligent driver 11/13/23
Luloff to carry Conservative banner in next federal election 11/12/23
Orléans knitting club in desperate need of wool 11/07/23
Area cenotaphs solemn tributes to fallen heroes 11/06/23
Orléans Legion kicks off 2023 Poppy Campaign 10/27/23

Fallingbrook home a mecca for trick-or-treaters 10/26/23
Obituary: Orléans loses yet another pillar of the community 10/26/23
Navan spa severely damaged by fire, GoFundMe page created to help owner 10/23/23
Navan featured on Hockey Night in Canada after arena canteen gets Quaker makeover 10/22/23

OC Transpo's financial woes worse than feared 10/10/23
Ciné Starz Orléans forced to close after landlord refuses to renew lease over outstanding rent 09/28/23
Councillor delivers three more Gem Awards in Orléans West-Innes 09/21/23
Brian Coburn Extension inches closer to reality 09/21/23
Finance committee sets 2024 budget directions, tax target 09/14/23
Blackburn dentist marks anniversary with over two hundred friends 09/14/23
Orléans West-Innes celebrates its shining Gems 08/17/23
East end park named after Parade of Lights co-organizer 08/17/23
New guide dog gives Kevin Frost new lease on life 08/17/23
Resilient Afghan family embraces new beginnings in Orléans 08/17/23




Music recital showcases amazing young talent

Remembrance Day play an homage to the homefront

OST production presents the best of Winnie-the-Pooh

Orléans youngster a budding tennis prodigy

Navanite skips team to U18 provincial title

U12AA Gloucester Rangers capture Bell Capital Cup

Local business



MAKER FEED CO. Cumberland Village restaurant unveils exciting new fall menu




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Labour shortage causing real problems in retail and food


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