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May 14, 2020

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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

Province enters first phase of reopening businesses, services and amenities
By Fred Sherwin
May 17, 2020

Today marks the first day of a new set of guidelines aimed at reopening a number of non-essential services and amenities that until now have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



Mother, daughter publish COVID-19 related children's book
By Fred Sherwin
May 14, 2020

One of the most difficult things for a parent during the current pandemic we find ourselves are living under is trying to explain it to a young child. Orléans resident Loukia Zigoumis, had to do just that when her four-year-old niece asked her why they had to vacation at home. Read more



Orléans couple juggles family with work on the front line
By Fred Sherwin
May 14, 2020

Like so many couples with young kids, paramedic Chris Mosher and public health nurse Geneviève Mosher are in the thick of it, trying to balance work and parenting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But the nature of their work means they each have a unique perspective on the public health crisis. Read more



City, province begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions
By Fred Sherwin
May 7, 2020

More than seven weeks after Premier Doug Ford imposed a state of emergency forcing thousands of non-essential businesses to close their doors indefintely, the province is finally starting to ease up on the restrictions. Read more



Real Canadian Superstore employee tests positive for COVID-19
By Fred Sherwin
May 6, 2020

An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore on Innes Road has recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to an e-mail message sent out by store management last night, the individual in question has not been in the store since May 3. Read more



Petrie Island Canada Day festivities officially cancelled: Kiwanis Club redirects efforts to Covid-19 impact
By Harley Bloom
Kiwanis East Ottawa Est
May 5, 2020

As the realities of Covid-19 set in for kids around the Capital, your local Kiwanis chapter is stepping up in a big way. Kiwanis East Ottawa Est is well known in Orléans for large-scale entertainment events like O Canada Orléans on Petrie Island and sKreamers, but their year-round work helping children in need through their various programs serves a role of compassion and support in the community. 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: Time to take personal responsibility in battle against COVID-19


WALTER ROBINSON: Fantastical trip to hot zone would be a welcome respite from reality


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

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