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April 2, 2020

2 avril 2020



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.



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



April 1, 2020: Giving thanks

It’s been just over two and a half weeks since the creeping shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic reached our fair city. One day I was sitting in my favourite restaurant laughing and joking with some friends and the next day Ontario Public Health announced its social distancing campaign. Read more



COVID-19, a novel strain from the coronavirus family of infectious respiratory tract illnesses (like SARS and MERS), spreads across the globe, Canada and our city. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic because COVID-19 has a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. Europe is now the outbreak epicentre, not China. Read more



COLUMN: No easy answers in the battle against COVID-19

I have to confess that in the last couple of days I have been all over the place on whether or not the government is taking the right steps in its strategy to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more



Mar. 19, 2020: So what's next?

Now that COVID-19 has shut down everything from the NHL to Sunday church services, minor sports, the public school system, all of our post secondary institutions, libraries, pools and even the Shenkman Arts Centre, the question on most people’s minds is what’s next? 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: Proper line up etiquette is a life skill shared by very few


HEATHER JAMIESON: Effort to be environmentally conscious ends longstanding tradition

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