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April 2, 2020

2 avril 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

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

Ottawa Public Health has declared the rising number of cases at the Promenade retirement residence in Orléans an outbreak after five more residents in the building were deemed "presumptive" in the past 48 hours. Read more



Orléans resident happy to be home after escaping Peru
Posted April 1, 2020

It was supposed to be the trip of a life-time when Orléans teacher Amelia Alie left for Peru on March 7 with her boyfriend Alex. The couple had been looking forward to hiking through the Andes and visiting Machu Picchu. But what started out as the trip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



Cumberland Ward by-election another victim of COVID-19 pandemic
Posted Mar. 25, 2020

The Cumberland Ward by-election has been put off until fiurther notice. During their regular meeting on Thursday, March 25, city council deferred a decision on when and how to fill the seat left vacant by the departure of former ward councillor Stephen Blais in order to allow city solicitor Rick O'Connor time to come back with a report on the matter.. Read more



Blood testing, not mass COVID-19 testing will help lead us back to normalcy
Posted Mar. 21, 2020

Mass COVID-19 testing is a waste of time and resources. I know this goes against everything we’ve been hearing on CNN and the CBC News, but hear me out. The statement, as provocative as it is, is based on a conversation I recently had with a friend of mine who is a member of Canada’s scientific research community. Read more



City taking steps to support vulnerable residents
Posted Mar. 21, 2020

The City of Ottawa is actively working with stakeholder groups to identify the needs of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak and to support those residents who are the most vulnerable. Read more



Your COVID-19 emergency kit: prevention and symptoms
Posted Mar. 20, 2020

By know you’ve heard that two best ways to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, are hand washing and social distancing, but what are the symptoms and what should you do once you start exhibiting symptoms? 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

Orleans Bengals football club undergoes rebranding

Former St. Matt Tiger named CIS second team All-Canadian

Vars resident one of only two men to complete Arctic Ultra Marathon

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Blood tests will help lead us back to a state of normalcy


WALTER ROBINSON: Stay calm, be safe and keep your social distance


HEATHER JAMIESON: Effort to be environmentally conscious ends longstanding tradition

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