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July 9, 2020

9 juillet 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.



As the great face mask debate continues on social media, I thought I would offer my own two cents’ worth on the subject since my position has often been misconstrued on those same channels. Read more



July 9, 2020: Cumberland conundrum

With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a dramatic effect on people’s lives, it’s little wonder that a list of recommendations suggesting a dramatic reconfiguration of the ward boundaries in Orléans and Cumberland was made public on June 24 to a chorus of crickets. Read more



Twelve weeks have passed since we went into lockdown, work-from-home or some form of COVID-19 hibernation. With the Ontario government extending its state of emergency, our fourth month of living in suspended animation has commenced. Read more



A lot is being written and said about the inevitability of a second wave of COVID-19 infections here in Canada with words such as “spike”, “surge” and “tsunami” being bandied about. “It’s not matter of if, but when,” they warn. Read more



June 25, 2020: The numbers game

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been inundated with numbers... total cases, new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, cumulative hospitalizations, occupied ICU beds, resolved cases, number of cases in LTCs, number of deaths in LTCs, number of tests, etc. etc. etc. It’s enough to make you dizzy. 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: Proper line up etiquette is a life skill shared by very few


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

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