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Orléans Ward
Bob Monette

 


Local News,
sports, the arts

(Updated 5:30 a.m., Jan. 26)
Prime Minister comes to Orléans to make campaign-style speech

In a move meant to show how much the Conservative Party wants to hold on to Orléans in the next election as it did to set the stage for the next session of parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped by Garneau high school on Sunday to announce his government's plans for the coming weeks. See story


(Updated Jan. 17)
Latest social media app blamed on spat of high school fire alarms

Students at four Orléans high schools had their classes interrupted by fire alarms on Thursday thanks to what authorities are blaming on the latest social media phone app. See story


(Updated Jan. 15)
Target announces plans to shutdown Canadian operations

Place d’Orléans will be looking for a new anchor tenant after Target announced Wednesday that it plans to close all of its Canadian stores. See story


Also
Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo a huge success (12/01/15)
Good Samaritan replaces snowblower stolen from Cardinal Creek park (05/01/15)
$3500 snowblower disappears from Cardinal Creek park (25/12/14)
Four families get early Christmas present from Habitat for Humanity (19/12/14)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans for another year (13/12/14)
Council sets 2% tax hike limit (10/12/14)
Deputy mayors, standing committee members approved (09/12/14)
Local Liberals crown federal nominee during emotionally-charged meeting (07/12/14)
Groundbreaking ceremony held for Miracle League of Ottawa Field (28/11/14)
Outgoing councillor Rainer Bloess given heartfelt send-off (27/11/14)
Unique fundraising event benefits two important organizations (25/11/14)
Canadian drone manufacturer opens new office in Orléans (22/11/14)
Christmas program brings holiday cheer to those who need it most (20/11/14)
Online petition launched in attempt to reinstate Bertschi nomination bid (16/11/14)
Alleged letter throws local Liberal nomination race into question (16/11/14)
Thousands attend east end Remembrance Day ceremonies (12/11/14)
Area home-based craft brewers produce award-winning beer (10/09/14)
Galipeau to seek fourth mandate as the local member of parliament (03/09/14)
Miracle League of Ottawa gets $271K boost from Jays Care Foundation (29/08/14)
Commentary: King Edward truck tunnel study proof good ideas never grow (27/08/14)
A year later, Michael Morlang's killer is still at large (12/08/14)
Navan Fair blessed with perfect weather, large crowds (09/08/14)
Bearbrook Game Meats caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike (08/08/14)
Cardinal Creek man facing multiple cyber-stalking charges (02/08/14)
Symbol of Orléans' agriculture past to become focal point of new park (23/07/14)
Sir Wil grad earns near perfect marks, board award for highest average (20/07/14)
Miracle League project up for $100K Kraft Celebration grand prize (20/07/14)
Bradley Estates group pushing for Brian Coburn Boulevard extension (16/07/14)
Local singer still basking in afterglow of performance with pop idol (15/07/14)
New eatery provides Petrie Island visitors a little Caribbean flavour (11/07/14)
Commentary: Former city council to blame for odious Orgaworld contract (11/07/14)
City auditor's report blames staff for Green Bin contract debacle (10/07/14)
Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards honour accomplishments of 23 deserving recipients (25/06/14)
Historic plaques celebrate St-Joseph Blvd.'s rich history (24/06/14)
Saint Kateri class raises over $900 for Children's Wish Foundation (20/06/14)
Four new inductees given spot on Navan Community Builders Wall (20/06/14)
OC Transpo launches new bus service to Petrie Island (14/06/14)
Liberal candidate wins Ottawa-Orléans by record landslide (13/06/14)
Hudak clarifies position on LRT during campaign stop in Orléans (10/06/14)
No money for light rail extension in east end, Hudak says (06/06/14)
Liberal leader makes campaign stop in Orléans to tout LRT Phase 2 (05/06/14)
Have your own beach party right in your own backyard (04/06/14)
Cyber security incubator officially open for business in Orléans (30/05/14)
Liberals give Bertschi green light in bid for federal nomination (21/05/14)
Long weekend signals the start of gardening season in Orléans (19/05/14)
Louis-Riel staff and students rally to support school custodian diagnosed with cancer (17/05/14)
Fallingbrook students, staff and parents join forces to raise nearly $10,000 (17/05/14)
Conservative candidate sets his sights on local Liberal seat (16/05/14)
Cumberland-based BBQ catering business takes flight (14/05/14)
St. Peter students answer the bell once again, collect 40,000 items for the food bank (09/05/14)
Local Liberal candidate kicks off campaign with the hope of succeeding exiting MPP (09/05/14)
Local residents flock to Viseneau/ Barrington traffic study open house (07/05/14)
Tory leader Tim Hudak kicks off election campaign in Navan (04/05/14)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay for Life' blows fundraising goal out of the water (03/05/14)
School bus camera nabs first offender in less than a week (01/05/14)
Soap Box Derby returns to Orléans after one year hiatus (24/04/14)
Chris Gobin charged with murder as more information learned about suspect, family (23/04/14)
Chris Hoare to remain behind bars after bail bid denied (23/04/14)
Victim's son was reportedly dealing with mental depression (23/04/14)
18-year-old son in custody after Avalon woman found with her throat slashed (22/04/14)
'Hearts of Gold' recipients honoured for serving their community (17/04/14)
Local councillor unveils $8M expansion plans for Millennium Park (17/04/14)
It's official: retired general Andrew Leslie to seek Ottawa-Orléans Liberal nomination (16/04/14)
Orléans real estate agent must remain in jail for another week (16/04/14)
East end high school students to take part in unique human library initiative (16/04/14)
Local couple comes forward to adopt dying woman's children (15/04/14)
Provincial initiative to eliminate waitlists for developmentally disabled over the next four years (15/04/14)
Bail hearing set for Orléans realtor charged with attempted murder (04/04/14)
Orléans realtor charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking his wife (04/04/14)
Orléans mom's dying wish; to find a new home for her adopted kids (03/04/14)
Habitat for Humanity to proceed with Phase II of Nantes sub-division (29/03/14)
Local start-up hopes to improve food choices for students (25/03/14)
Local Cubs and Scouts gather in Rockland for annual Kur Kar Rally (23/03/14)
Jeun'Espoir participants return from life-altering trip to Jamaica (21/03/14)
Chiarelli floats solution to settle dispute over suburban Hydro One customers (09/03/14)
The wait is over; Avalon finally getting second public board elementary school (07/03/14)
City to crackdown on school bus running through 'I Stop, You Stop' campaign (06/03/14)
Colonel By SS gets high marks on list of top high schools in the province (03/03/14)
Pub night raises over $2,000 for Outcare Foundation (02/03/14)
Swedish clothing retailer H&M coming to Place d'Orléans (01/03/14)
City council approves wider driveways for suburban homeowners
(01/03/14)
Monette lays out plans for next four years during campaign kickoff (26/02/14)
HaiRaiser event brings in more than $40,000 for Make-A-Wish (24/02/14)
Parents of local Olympian couldn't be prouder of daughter's accomplishments (23/02/14)
Ottawa-Orléans Liberal nomination race shaping up to be a very 'high profile' affair (21/02/14)
Young cancer survivor gives back with a little help from her friends (17/02/14)
Special Investigation Unit called to look into second deadly crash (17/02/14)
Head-on collision on Montreal Road near Green's Creek results in fatality (16/02/14)
Monette to run again despite promise to step down after two terms (12/02/14)
Orléans recreation facilities to provide free Wi-Fi service (08/02/14)
East end elementary schools take a hit in latest Fraser Institute report card (07/02/14)
Avalon Public School teacher faces sex charges dating back 15 years (05/02/14)
Ottawa-Orléans MP plans to run for reelection in wake of positive test results (05/02/14)
Local businesses fêted at Chamber of Commerce biz awards (31/01/14)
Local man faces multiple charges in abduction of Orléans teen (29/01/14)
Orléans abduction ends in dramatic arrest on Hwy. 416 (29/01/14)
Orléans-based company helps ease stress of downsizing, decluttering and relocating (26/01/14)
Minto unveils plans to develop Champlain Street land in Orleans Wood (25/01/14)
Locally-owned and operated company Ottawa's junk removal specialists (24/01/14)
Orléans to get permanent Hydro One operations centre (23/01/14)
Mayor outlines 'A Year of Progress' in State of the City address (22/01/14)
Massage and Treatment Clinic offers the best in pain relief (21/01/14)
Cat perishes, but family members safe after fire breaks out in Navan Road home (19/01/14)
Bloess makes it official, decides to step down after 20 years in politics (14/01/14)
1,500-plus learn how to eat right, be fit, think well and go green at Health and Wellness Expo (12/01/14)
School zone safety blitz nets 211 tickets in two days (10/01/14)
15th edition of Magical Village raises more than $14K for charity (09/01/14)
1 injured, 3 displaced in Pocono Crescent fire (07/01/14)
Monfort delivers city's first baby of 2014 (02/01/14)
Early risers take advantage of Boxing Day bargains (26/12/13)
Legend of Santa Claus a mix of fact and fiction (24/12/13)
Origins of Christmas symbols hard to pin down (24/12/13)
Court proceedings continue to drag on as accused murderer of local man postpones bail hearing (22/12/13)
Police investigating sexual assault in Convent Glen park (20/12/13)
Local business woman wins Ottawa-Orléans provincial Liberal nomination (18/12/13)
School bus running reaching epidemic proportions in Orléans (14/12/13)
Magical Village display celebrates 15th anniversary (11/12/13)
Health and wellness, the perfect stocking stuffer (06/12/13)
Thousands attend Parade of Lights to welcome St. Nick to Orléans (01/12/13)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S. kicks off Toy Mountain campaign (30/11/13)
Status quo budget passes with little fanfare, even less debate (29/11/13)
No leads into drive-by shooting Saturday night in Chateauneuf (25/11/13)
MP Galipeau to chair Veteran Affairs committee (23/11/13)
Local Liberals to chose provincial nominee on Dec. 14 (21/11/13)
Retired general eyes Liberal nomination in Ottawa-Orléans (18/11/13)
Hundreds attend local Remembrance Day ceremonies (11/11/13)
Commentary: Public school board's loss is Catholic board's gain (09/11/13)
New cyber-security agency to be located in Orléans (06/11/13)
Latest OutCare Foundation initiative seeks to bring comfort to palliative care patients (06/11/13)
Draft city budget includes 1.9 per cent tax increase (23/10/13)
Additional lane closures to come into affect on Hwy. 417 and 174 starting today (20/10/13)
Eastbound lanes closed on Innes Road after second watermain break in a week (17/10/13)
Ottawa man wins Fall Colours marathon through Cumberland (14/10/13)
Latest revision of Transportation Master Plan extends light rail to Place d'Orléans (09/10/13)
St. Joseph remains closed as work continues on broken watermain, sinkhole (08/10/13)
Community Garden program provides over 1300 lbs in produce for Ottawa Mission (07/10/13)
Treasure and Trickets event raises over $2000 for two worthy charities (03/10/13)
Reine-des-bois daycare director says wandering kids never left staff's sight (27/09/13)
Teenage girl assaulted near Place d'Orléans Park-and-Ride (26/09/13)
School-based daycare promises to tighten security after four kids wander off property (25/09/13)
Latest Cumberland museum installation attracts media scrutiny (25/09/13)
Local X-Filers flock to South Fallingbrook intersection to celebrate series anniversary (15/09/13)
Orléans singing sensation wins CCMA Female Artist of the Year Award (14/09/13)
Builder announces new commercial development at Trim and Hwy. 174 (13/09/13)
Second elementary school in Avalon tops list of public school board priorities (11/09/13)
Hundreds fill church to celebrate young man's rich life (07/09/13)
Emerson Curran's family urges other families to discuss importance of organ donation (06/09/13)
Pair charged in connection with recent vehicle thefts (01/09/13)
Yellowknife man charged with manslaughter in the death of Emerson Curran (30/08/13)
Orléans woman wins $3.3 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot (29/08/13)
Orléans man killed in Yellowknife donates organs so that others may live (27/08/13)
Orléans man dies after apparent altercation in Yellowknife (27/08/13)
Body of missing Orléans man found (26/08/13)
Paliative care in Champlain Region goes high tech with video networking (23/08/13)
Police make arrest in Blair Station sexual assault case< (22/08/13)
Remote control drone keeping geese at bay on Petrie Island< (21/08/13)
City seeking private partner to takeover Pine View Municipal Golf Course (18/08/13)
Navan hit-and-run victim identified (13/08/13)
Attendance figures up as Navan Fair benefits from near perfect weather (12/08/13)
Fallingbrook South sewer problem a potential financial sinkhole for city (29/07/13)
East end's top students share common traits (18/07/13)
Former Cumberland town councillor given double honour (11/07/13)
Interprovincial bridge officially shelved, again (29/06/13)
180° Fitness Dragon Boat team raises over $11,000 (28/06/13)
Committee endorses scaled-down version of proposed Chapel Hill development (26/06/13)
City announces upcoming Queensway closures (21/06/13)
Orléans woman charged with stealing lottery prizes (21/06/13)
Team Connor raises over $40,000 in fight against Type 1 diabetes (14/06/13)
Orléans Bike 'N Walkathon raises over $7K for local charities (11/06/13)
Special guests pack them in at Greco grand opening (10/06/13)
Young man convicted of manslaughter gets six years for St. Patrick's Day stabbing (08/06/13)
Ottawa-Orléans MP honours community volunteers with Heart of Gold Award (06/06/13)
Police shoot knife-wielding man on Tenth Line Road (02/06/13)
Commentary: Ill-conceived toll plan doomed from the start (02/06/13)
Councillor Blais floats idea to charge out-of-town toll on Hwy. 174 (02/06/13)
First degree murder charges laid nine months after Blackburn Hamlet shooting (30/05/13)
Lane reductions begin on westbound Hwy. 174 (22/05/13)
Police search Vars property for gun used in 2012 murder (18/05/13)
Suspect charged in connection with Queenswood Heights stabbing (16/05/13)
New indoor pool now open in Avalon (16/05/13)
NCC study confirms Kettle Island as preferred location for future bridge (14/05/13)
St. Pete's delivers over 48,000 food items to Orléans-Cumberland Resource Centre (10/05/13)
'Grateful' Blais returns to City Hall four months after suffering near fatal heart attack (09/05/13)
Long list of construction projects will try commuters' patience (08/05/13)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay for Life' fundraiser reaches new heights (04/05/13)
Local MuchMusic VJ hopeful falls short in bid to win dream job (27/04/13)
Hundreds of Ottawa students face possible suspension over immunization records (25/04/13)
Fire destroys mobile home, displacing two (21/04/13)
One-half of Orléans connection eliminated from MuchMusic VJ Search (11/04/13)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP trying to block DND move to Nortel campus (09/04/13)
Man in critical condition after falling into frigid water near Petrie Island (07/04/13)
Vars house fire displaces family of three (03/04/13)

Orléans duo vie to become MuchMusic's newest VJ (01/04/13)
Construction begins on Richcraft Sensplex East project (28/03/13)
Final preparations being made for Gloucester HS 50th reunion (27/03/13)
Fire crews rescue two dogs from Ottawa River over the weekend (25/03/13)
Emergency crews rescue 16-year-old boy from Fallingbrook ravine (25/03/13)
Orléans lawyer David Bertschi drops out of Liberal leadership race (22/03/13)
Report card ranks Colonel By among top three high schools in the province (18/03/13)
Charges laid after police raid all ages party at Orléans Bowling Centre (14/03/13)
Hundreds bid final farewell to superhero from Orléans (10/03/13)
Orléans-area businesses team up for Ottawa Mission barbecue (09/03/13)
Stephen Blais discusses surviving heart attack in CTV interview (08/03/13)
Funeral arrangements made for former Orléans resident killed in the line of duty (06/03/13)
Orléans-area high school grad killed while on duty in Northern Quebec (04/03/13)
Work to begin on Sensplex East after city signs P3 contract (01/03/13)
Public board high school teachers given green light to resume extra-curricular activities (23/02/13)
Scott Ledoux stabbing accused found guilty of manslaughter (22/02/13)
City gets federal money to improve accessibility to arena, local parks (21/02/13)
Lawyers make final arguments in Scott Ledoux stabbing death trial (20/02/13)
Annual report card gives high marks to east end elementary schools (18/02/13)
City poised to raise water rates 14 per cent over next two years (15/02/13)
Mayfair Theatre forced to close after landlord terminates leas (13/02/13)
Carlsbad Springs preferred location for planned waste diversion facility (09/02/13)
Jury hears conflicting opening statements in Scott Ledoux stabbing death trial (05/02/13)
Brother, sister act charged for string of Blackburn Hamlet break-ins (01/02/13)
30 local residents receive Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (25/01/13)
Cedar Valley Restaurant celebrating 10th anniversary (23/01/13)
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais battling pneumonia (22/01/13)
Local entrepreneurs fêted at 11th Annual Business Excellence Awards (18/01/13)
Union confirms teachers can participate in Sir Wil China trip (17/01/13)
OutCare Foundation raising funds for palliative care initiative (16/01/13)
Part of Mer Bleue ski trail closed to allow work on former Ridge Road landfill site (16/01/13)
Avalon misses out on new school funding (15/01/13)
Majority of local Liberals support Pupatello in bid for party leadership (15/01/13)
Record crowd attends biggest, best Health and Wellness Expo yet (13/01/13)
'Closed' OCDSB schools will accept students, but school bus service still cancelled (11/01/13)
Orléans townhouse fire displaces family of five (10/01/13)
Province seeks to prevent one day elementary teacher walkout (10/01/13)
Cumberland çcouncillor doing well after regaining consciousness (09/01/13)
Cumberland councillor remains in induced coma following heart attack
(08/01/13)
Province approves terms for proposed recycling centre, landfill site near Carlsbad Springs (03/01/13)
2013 will be a big year for up and coming Orléans actress (02/01/13)
Orléans shoppers take advantage of Boxing Day sales (26/12/12)
Orléans gluten-free guru makes a splash on Dr. Oz Show (20/12/12)
Orléans Health Hub passes important next step (20/12/12)
Orléans man charged with first degree murder after body found near Calabogie (14/12/12)
Lacroix Source for Sports celebrates 40 years in business (13/12/12)
Series of failures led to Hwy. 174 sinkhole, report confirms (07/12/12)
Public board elementary teachers to hold one-day strike on Dec. 12 (07/12/12)
Jury makes key recommendations in aftermath of Jérèmie Audette inquest (07/12/12)
Taxpayers off the hook for possible light rail cost overruns (05/12/12)
City finance committee approves Sensplex East near Canotek Park (04/12/12)
Expert understatement highlights next to last day of drowning inquest (03/12/12)
Union decision to pull tentative deal throws high school sports season into turmoil (03/12/12)
Father describes horrific moments after learning of son's death (30/11/12)
Caregivers describe circumstances surrounding toddler's drowning (29/11/12)
City council passes budget with lowest tax increase in six years (28/11/12)

Police charge man in connection with Convent Glen stabbing (28/11/12)
Drowning inquest may lead to tougher swimming pool regulations (28/11/12)
Local chiropractor hosts screening of eye-opening documentary (27/11/12)
Inquest into home day care drowning underway (27/11/12)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S. kicks off Toy Mountain campaign (27/11/12)
Thousands brave high winds, cold temperature to take in Parade of Lights (25/11/12)
Santa officially opens Magical Village for another holiday season (24/11/12)
Former insurance appraiser opens hot new restaurant in Orléans (23/11/12)
Public board secondary students looking forward to resumption of extra curricular activities (23/11/12)
MPAC market value reassessment and your taxes (19/11/12)
RCMP officer killed in B.C. crash was former St. Peter student (14/11/12)
St. Peter High School EAs to share million dollar lottery prize (12/11/12)
Hundreds attend local Remembrance Day ceremonies (12/11/12)
Orléans cenotaph repaired in time for Remembrance Day ceremony (09/11/12)
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack visits Navan Curling Club (09/11/12)
Orléans lawyer David Bertschi enters Liberal leadership race (08/11/12)
City unveils Orléans economic development plan (08/11/12)
Students rally to the support of embattled civics teacher (02/11/12)
Garbage pick up changes take effect this week (30/10/12)
Regional coroner to hold inquest into 2010 drowning death of Orléans toddler (26/10/12)
House fire displaces Navan family (25/10/12)
City tables draft budget with lowest tax increase in six years (24/10/12)
Planning committee approves crematorium rezoning for Taylor Creek Business Park (24/10/12)
Local free flu shot clinics to begin next week (23/10/12)
Orléans Catholic school's namesake granted sainthood (21/10/12)
Local MPP calls on community to mobilize against interprovincial bridge (12/10/12)
City council gives final approval to Lansdowne redevelopment project, tentative nod to future casino (04/10/12)
Add some local flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with wine from Domaine Perrault (04/10/12)
Orléans newest restaurant a culinary delight (03/10/12)
Future Landsdowne restaurant, retailers revealed (03/10/12)
Animal rescue shelter owner to fight inadequate care allegations (29/09/12)
First St. Joseph Manor antique fair deemed a success (29/09/12)
Orléans Biggest Loser drops 63 lbs in 12 weeks to win title (28/09/12)
Riding realignment could see Ottawa-Orléans expanded to include Springridge (27/09/12)
New book tells history of Navan landmark (23/09/12)
Eye-opening report puts hefty price tag on fixing city's aging infrastructure (20/09/12)
Colonel By to offer after-school activities, not so at Cairine Wilson (19/09/12)
Orléans Terry Fox Run veteran joined by kindred spirit (16/09/12)
Hwy. 174 eastbound lanes to reopen Monday afternoon (16/09/12)
St. Peter C.H.S. reunion slated for Thanksgiving weekend (14/09/12)
Orléans street named after slain policeman Eric Czapnik (14/09/12)
City to open Hwy. 174 eastbound lane during rush hour (13/09/12)
Local councillor, mayor at odds over sinkhole (09/09/12)
Sinkhole chaos could last well into next week (05/09/12)
Hwy. 174 sinkhole swallows car during afternoon rush hour (04/09/12)
Orléans Health Committee assures community hub still on track (03/09/12)
Navan winery making a name for itself among local wine lovers (01/09/12)
Bearbrook Game Meat caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike (01/09/12)
Environment committee endorses motion to track down sewage violators (29/08/12)
Friends, family gather for annual picnic 10 years after tragic death (26/08/12)
Blackburn Hamlet housing development scene of drive-by shooting (26/08/12)
City names St. Joseph bridge after former Gloucester mayor (25/08/12)
Ottawa Senators group comes forward with plans for Sensplex East (22/08/12)
Local vet recalls ill-fated Dieppe raid (19/08/12)
Volunteer group celebrates 15 years of celebrating Petrie Island (18/08/12)
Local community offers to help replace damaged cenotaph (15/08/12)
Navan Fair comes to an end with Irish flair and more rain (12/08/12)
Activities and events in full swing as Navan Fair heads into Day 3 (11/08/12)
Orléans cenotaph damaged by vandals
(10/08/12)
Navan residents welcome special guests to their little 'burgh (09/08/12)
Navan Fair opens today with plenty to see and do (09/08/12)
Police looking for knife-wielding bank robber (09/08/12)
East end's top public board students have much in common (03/08/12)
Brian Coburn Way now open to Mer Bleue (02/08/12)
21 honoured with Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (27/07/12)
Work to begin on Hwy. 174 next week (26/07/12)
Local author publishes Climate Change teaching guide (24/07/12)
Projet Karyne goes old school in insulating Gisèle Lalonde greenhouse (22/07/12)
Lacroix golf tournament raises $63K for local man battling ALS (20/07/12)
Vamos a la play: Petrie Island water quality at all time high (13/07/12)
Catholic board appoints new trustee for Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward (29/06/12)
Tamarack invites community input into Cardinal Village development (27/06/12)
East Division street to be named after fallen officer (27/06/12)
Former Cumberland town councillor to have park named after her (24/06/12)
Cumberland resident named 2011 Transecure employee of the year (24/06/12)
Hydro One opening support centre near Navan (21/06/12)
Local real estate team launches charity golf event for Roger's House (20/06/12)
Cardinal Creek splash pad officially opens (17/06/12)
First inductees honoured during Navan Community Builders Wall dedication ceremony (17/06/12)
Watson adds voice to 'No bridge!' movement (15/06/12)
Community groups form common front against interprovincial bridge (13/06/12)
Orléans Soap Box Derby continues to grow in popularity (11/06/12)
Galipeau honoured by Canadian Wildlife Federation (11/06/12)
Blackburn Optimist Club a true asset to the community (07/06/12)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP calls for light rail before new bridge to Quebec (05/06/12)
Cumberland Town Hall building named in honour of former mayor Peter Clark (05/06/12)
Rainy weather fails to dampen community spirit at pair of events (03/06/12)
Waste company eyeing recycling site near Vars (30/05/12)
Mayair Orléans given reprieve by movie-going public (29/05/12)
City staff to examine fast-tracking light rail to Orléans (26/05/12)
Gisèle-Lalonde solar greenhouse dedicated to young cancer victim (26/05/12)|
City council rejects motion to examine ward reductions (23/05/12)
Biggest Loser a big winner in more ways than one (22/05/12)
Gloucester Catholic school board trustee passes away (22/05/12)
Garage fire causes $110K damage to South Fallingbrook home (21/05/12)
Exciting new east end eatery has a lot to offer (17/05/12)
City to spend $10M on much-needed repairs to Hwy. 174 (17/05/12)
Catholic board makes new school in Avalon top priority (16/05/12)
Local women, girls receive Leading Women Building Communities Award (12/05/12)
Orléans walking trails map now available online (12/05/12)
St. Peter H.S. delivers 32,000 items to Orléans-Cumberland food bank and counting (11/05/12)
Cairine Wilson Relay4Life raises over $50,000 for cancer research (05/05/12)
Mayfair at risk of closing less than six months after opening (03/05/12)
Orléans Town Centre development to move forward with hotel (03/05/12)
Committee adopts local councillor's plan to mark 400th anniversary of Champlain's arrival (02/05/12)
Large donation helps Cuts for Cancer reach new heights (30/04/12)
Father recalls family's journey since daughter's passing (29/04/12)
Avalon PS hosts third annual multicultural potluck dinner (28/04/12)
Supporter Our Troops founder receives United Way award (27/04/12)
Blackburn Hamlet family receives Ontario Victim Services Award (25/04/12)
OC Transpo switches to spring schedule today (21/04/12)
GSAC's guiding force calls it a day after 23 years (14/04/12)
Proposed new Avalon school in jeopardy of being bumped down a notch (12/04/12)
Royal Galipeau marks 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge with local cadets (11/04/12)
Third residential fire in less than a month leaves Orléans family homeless (08/04/12)
Second Avalon school fails to rank high among public board's priorities (07/04/12)
Colonel By SS gets high marks on list of top high schools in the province (02/04/12)
43rd annual Maplefest dedicated to former Lion Mel Walker (02/04/12)
City reaches tentative deal with OC Transpo union (31/03/12)
City to seek private-public partner t build new east end arena complex (31/03/12)
City council approves $20K contribution to pave Navan fairgrounds right-of-way (30/03/12)
United Church plays host to annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo (24/03/12)
Garneau students return from eye-opening trip to Jamaica (21/03/12)
Memorial fund established to help Duffy family deal with tragic loss (18/03/12)
Convent Glen homeowner flees fire dressed only in a towel (18/03/12)
Former Liberal candidate explores possible run for party leadership (16/03/12)
City announces plans for new parks, splash pad in Avalon (16/03/12)
Six-year-old rescued after snowmobile falls into swollen Bearbrook Creek (11/03/12)
Fraser Institute lists Orléans French catholic school tops in Ottawa (05/03/12)
Hometown boy makes good; Charles 'Chuck' Bordeleau named new police chief (03/03/12)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights succumbs to cancer at age 62 (01/03/12)
Mourners pack Alta Vista church to say goodbye to Orléans father, teenage son (29/02/12)
Interprovincial bridge consultants unveil 'preferred' alignments (29/02/12)
Ottawa-Orléans among 57 ridings Opposition claim were targeted by misleading calls (29/02/12)
OC Transpo boss sacked as part of surprising restructuring move (22/02/12)
Orléans father, teenage son killed in head on collision near Perth (22/02/12)
City council approves extending no smoking bylaw to patios, parks and sports fields (22/02/12)
Commentary: Enough already with the Greek comparisons (18/02/12)
Queensway widening, light rail will try commuters' patience (14/02/12)
Orléans population soars to over 100,000 (14/02/12)
City council approves action plan for the arts (11/02/12)
Third blaze in less than two weeks keeps local fire fighters busy (07/02/12)
Fairness watchdog to keep an eye on next phase of interprovincial bridge study (03/02/12)
Fire damages townhome unit in Blackburn Hamlet (02/02/12)
Water and sewer rates to skyrocket over next 10 years (31/01/12)
Commentary: Hwy. 174 EA should include light rail (31/01/12)
Thieves hit Fallingbrook home, steal Harley, snowblower (28/01/12)
Aspiring paralympian an inspiration to us all (25/01/12)
City bows to public pressure, removes two roundabouts from Trim Road realignment plan (24/01/12)
Pantry Plus, nutritionist author among inaugural Leadership in Health Award recipients (22/01/12)
Asian Superscentre opens to great fanfare, huge crowds (19/01/12)
Queenswood Heights marks 50th anniversary in 2012 (14/01/12)
Galipeau receives Environmental Award for tree planting program (12/01/12)
Coyote attacks dog near Chatelaine Village, others spotted near Blackburn Hamlet (06/01/12)
Orléans man killed in head-on collision near Alfred (04/01/12)
Commentary: Government downsizing, DND move a double whammy for Orléans (27/12/11)
Boxing Day crowds overwhelm east end stores (27/12/11)
Area Lions Clubs band together to deliver very special Christmas gift for Orléans teenager (22/12/11)
Two local men plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research (20/12/11)
Couple faces more than 100 charge in connection with rash of Blackburn break-ins (14/12/11)
Habitat modifies Avalon project to ease local concerns (08/12/11)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans after one-year hiatus (06/12/11)
Fledgling Toastmasters Club looking for new members (05/12/11)
Parties gang up to stamp out bullying in Ontario's schools (02/12/11)
Council approves 2012 budget with 2.39% tax increase (01/12/11)
Gloucester Ranger players at centre of sex assault investigation (30/11/11)
Public gets first look at revised Trim Road realignment plan (30/11/11)
140,000-plus enjoy biggest, brightest Parade of Lights ever (27/11/11)
Cumberland landowner locked in dispute with Conservation Authority (25/11/11)
New movie house to open in old Empire Theatre location (24/11/11)
Speech from the Throne calls for tuition break, seniors reno credit (23/11/11)
Local businesses fêted at Orléans People's Choice Business Awards (18/11/11)
Remembrance Day ceremonies bring back mixed memories for participants (12/11/11)
Five years after being approved, ground finally broken for municipal pool in Avalon (11/11/11)
Orléans singing bus driver told to cease and desist (10/11/11)
Feds to pay for railroad crossing improvements in Carlsbad Springs (07/11/11)
Sounds for the Silent showcase focuses attention on Darfur (06/11/11)
Arts Council fundraiser a truly magical event (04/11/11)
East end blood lab becomes more client-friendly (03/11/11)
East end budget meeting draws sparse crowd (02/11/11)
Orléans Legion kicks off 2011 Poppy Campaign (31/10/11)
Shooting victim led a double life (28/10/11)
Pair gunned down at Gloucester Centre tanning salon (26/10/11)
Draft budget calls for 2.39% tax increase (26/10/11)
Sarsfield-area farm rises from the ashes (17/10/11)
Orléans gluten-free nutritionist/chef on the verge of multimedia stardom< (15/10/11)
New park-and-ride lot eyed for Navan Road, Trim Road lot to be expanded (14/10/11)
Annual grape harvest a real 'family' affair (13/10/11)
McNeely defeats Conservative coalition, earns three-peat (07/10/11)
Hoop dreams finally come true for Orléans entrepreneur (03/10/11)
Young twosome raises over $2,500 for cancer charity (02/10/11)
Orléans man alleged ringleader of local drug network (26/09/11)
Ottawa-Orléans incumbent calls for community and economic development summit (26/09/11)
Orléans' Muslim community proudly unveils new mosque (23/09/11)
Complaints prompt east end bus route changes (22/09/11)
Orléans Terry Fox Run a labour of love for father of young cancer victim (19/09/11)
Man dies in tractor accident near Sarsfield (16/09/11)
Ontario Liberals promise post-secondary tuition break for students (06/09/11)
Ottawa portion of Hwy. 174 in need of costly repairs (02/09/11)
Excellent wines and great advice, make for an ideal pairing (30/08/11)
Dapo Fun Day raises money, awareness for peace foundation (27/08/11)
City to name Avalon splash pad after young drowning victim (19/08/11)
Leeming Danceworks member wins Teen Dancer of the Year title (15/08/11)
Province pledges $60M to build Orléans Family Health Hub (13/08/11)
Hundreds turnout for chance to meet Lord Stanley's cup (07/08/11)
Former Orléans HS wrestler suing Abdullah the Butcher (01/08/11)
Kevin Howe moves one step closer to Top 10 on SYTYCD Canada (28/07/11)
Armstrong family farm celebrates 150th anniversary (24/07/11)
Spice up your summer BBQ with a visit to Bearbrook Game Meat (22/07/11)
Baby left in sweltering van the result of 'miscommunication' (21/07/11)
Orléans dancer survives first elimination round on SYTYCD Canada (20/07/11)
Colonel By grad tops Class of 2011 (17/07/11)
Orléans infant left alone in parked car for nearly an hour during midday heat (17/07/11)
Orléans dancer survives first elimination round on SYTYCD Canada (14/07/11)
Third Family Health Team launched in Orléans (12/07/11)
Orléans Montessori school to remain open under new management (11/07/11)
Orléans native makes final cut on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada' (07/07/11)
Cheddar Et Cetera granted three year exemption to keep rooftop cow (30/06/11)
From an Orléans trailer park to Stanley Cup champion, Claude Julien's journey is a story in itself (27/06/11)
Staff report upholds prohibition of roof top cow (22/06/11)
Planning committee approves Quarry Glen development one day after city takes developer to court for cutting down trees (21/06/11)
23 young people honoured at Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards (20/06/11)
Carivibe parade attracts thousands, beach party a huge success (19/06/11)
Beacon Hill councillor's inaugural community fun fair and BBQ a hit with constituents (19/06/11)
New Carlsbad Springs Community Centre opens to rave reviews (19/06/11)
Second phase of interprovincial bridge study begins in earnest (17/06/11)
Public gets first look at Trim Road widening and realignment plan (17/06/11)
Police investigate pair of indecent acts in Convent Glen South (15/06/11)
Orléans Soap Box Derby runs smoothly, good time had by all (12/06/11)
After 30-years, Orléans finally has a hotel to call its own (10/06/11)
Strong winds topple historic church steeple in Sarsfield (09/06/11)
Parents band together in bid to save Orléans Montessori school (08/06/11)
The fix is in: Ontario government announces $200 million project to fix the Split (07/06/11)
Haitian students ready to return to home with full toolbox (02/06/11)
Parents left scrambling in wake of surprise decision to close Orléans Montessori school (01/06/11)
Yard Sale for the Cure raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer Foundation (01/06/11)
Province to provide up to $22 million to build Hunt Club interchange (28/05/11)
Exacto knife blades found imbedded in Orléans play structure (21/05/11)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay4Life' raises $41,000 for cancer research (14/05/11)
St. Peter High School students fill food bank shelves with more than 41,000 items (12/05/11)
Historic night sees Conservative incumbent win record third mandate (03/05/11)
Sun shines on 11th annual Cuts for Cancer event (01/05/11)
Montfort Hospital group departs for Himilayas (30/04/11)
Queenswood Heights couple mourns loss of family dogs in early morning blaze (29/04/11)
High winds play havoc with local election signs (28/04/11)
Local Liberal candidate receives pair of last minute endorsements (28/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans has 4th highest advance poll turnout in the country (27/04/11)
Easter \weekend the perfect time to shed a few branches (25/04/11)
City considers naming Portobello splash pad after young drowning victim (22/04/11)
NDP candidate a no-show at spirited Ottawa-Orléans debate (22/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans campaign shaping up as two-horse race (21/04/11)
Hwy. 174 reopened after Cyrville bridge demolition completed on schedule (16/04/11)
Province awards design contract for Queensway widening, split fix (15/04/11)
Ignatieff makes Orléans house call to tout Liberal Family Pack (15/04/11)
NDP recruit university student to run in Ottawa-Orléans (15/04/11)
One and only Ottawa-Orléans debate set for April 21 (15/04/11)
Police make arrest in Orléans carjacking case (14/04/11)
OC Transpo modifies proposed route changes in Orléans (14/04/11)
Council approves biweekly garbage pickup, delays implementation for 18 months (14/04/11)
Veteran MPP calls it a day after 41 years in politics (13/04/11)
Police identify Orléans carjacker, expect to make arrest soon (12/04/11)
Overnight storm triggers landslide on St. Joseph, sparks house fire in Navan (10/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans MP kicks-off re-election bid (08/04/11)
Committee approves EA for Hwy. 174 (07/04/11)
NCC awards contract for second phase of Interprovincial Crossings study (07/04/11)
Proposed motion recommends renaming Blackburn Bypass Extension 'Brian Coburn Boulevard' (06/04/11)
OC Transpo staff, city councillors get an earful over proposed route changes (06/04/11)
Local Liberal candidate officially kicks off campaign (03/04/11)
Newly-expanded Splash Wave Pool open for business (03/04/11)
Perfect weather boosts attendance at Cumberland MapleFest (03/04/11)
East end schools rank high in latest Fraser Institute report card (01/04/11)
Beacon Hill catholic elementary school most improved in the city (31/03/11)
Provincial budget contains good news for east end commuters (30/03/11)
Orléans mosque enters final phase of construction (29/03/11)
Environment committee approves 3.9% increase in water and sewer rates (29/03/11)
East end high schools experience modest rise in police calls (27/03/11)
Local Scouts take part in annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo (27/03/11)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights gets library room named in her honour (25/03/11)
Orléans man dies in crash and fatal car fire at the split (24/03/11)
OC Transpo unveils proposed route changes for Orléans (24/03/11)
Family and friends say goodbye to 22-year-old stabbing victim (23/03/11)
Orléans woman wins Lotto Max million (23/03/11)
Police arrest gun-toting teen near elementary school (22/03/11)
Work to begin next week on Cyrville Road bridge (22/03/11)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign fails to make Top 5 (21/03/11)
Stabbing suspect to remain in custody after making first court appearance (19/03/11)
22-year-old stabbed to death at Orléans house party (18/03/11)
Cumberland library 'friend' to have room named in her honour (13/03/11)
Liberals announce plans to expand full-day kindergarten program (12/03/11)
18 local women receive Leading Women Building Communities Award (10/03/11)
Navan makes Kraft Hockeyville Top 10 (09/03/11)
Council passes 2011 budget with 2.45 per cent tax increase (09/03/11)
It's official; Bear Hug event is recognized by Guinness World Records (04/03/11)
Man robs Blackburn gas station at knifepoint (03/03/11)
Local residents offer their two cents worth on proposed budget (03/03/11)
Hundreds turnout for Hockey Day in Navan (28/02/11)
Province announces first key step to fixing the split (19/02/11)
Police investigate attempted child abduction near Orléans elementary school (17/02/11)
OC Transpo proposes major overhaul to local bus service (17/02/11)
Proposed budget limits water and sewer rate increase to 3.9 per cent (16/02/11)
Seniors encouraged to file income tax return to qualify for tax credits (14/02/11)
Police issue break-in alert for Blackburn Hamlet (11/02/11)
Arson Unit called in to investigate Orléans fire (07/02/11)
Monfort to benefit from additional MRI funding (06/02/11)
Provincial government enhances student assistance program (06/02/11)
Final push lifts Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign into first place (31/01/11)
Over 1,000 flock to Shenkman Arts Centre for Orléans Wellness Expo (23/01/11)
Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre official opens for business (22/01/11)
Police warn Orléans women about parking lot thefts (21/01/11)
Draft budget provides funding for Trim Road realignment, Blackburn Bypass Extension (19/01/11)
Draft budget delivers 2.45% tax hike, rec fee freeze (19/01/11)
Electrical room fire causes minor damage to Orléans Best Western (18/01/11)
Former Orléans teacher gets nine months for possessing child porn (11/01/11)
U of O Students’ Union being sued over universal bus pass (10/01/11)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign gains momentum (10/01/11)
Navan-area servicemen happy to be back home (08/01/11)
Proposed changes to garbage pick-up schedule raises concerns (07/01/11)
Early morning bomb scare temporarily closes Price Chopper (07/01/11)
2011 marks 150th anniversary of the town of Navan (03/01/11)
Trio sent to hospital after pair of accidents on eastern Hwy. 417 (29/12/10)
Christmas night blaze leaves Orléans townhouse residents out in the cold (27/12/10)
Belcourt Blvd. couple take 'Deck the Halls' to a whole new level (24/12/10)
Orléans home daycare operators face provincial charges (19/12/10)
Ontario court denies Khawaja appeal, increases sentence to life in prison (17/12/10)
Navan for Hockeyville kick-off a huge success (06/12/10)
Colonel By grad to return to Canada following harrowing ordeal (06/12/10)
Fire destroys home near Cumberland Village (03/12/10)
Mayor pledges to promote 'culture of fiscal responsibility' (02/12/10)
Orléans kindergarten teacher succumbs to cancer (29/11/10)
Thousands turnout to greet Santa during annual Parade of Lights (28/11/10)
Navan songstress makes a splash at Hollywood Music in Media Awards (27/11/10)
OC Transpo operators voice concerns over roundabout (27/11/10)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS kicks off 12th annual Toy Mountain campaign (18/11/10)
Public board puts controversial student survey on hold (18/11/10)
Raw pet food supplier just the ticket for healthier, happier pets (13/11/10)
Hundreds turn out for local Remembrance Day ceremonies (12/11/10)
Watson picks Navan resident as new Chief of Staff (11/11/10)
Sarsfield dairy farmers rally to aid one of their own (06/11/10)
Orléans man facing deportation exploring his options (01/11/10)
Fundraising event raises awareness of Darfur through music (01/11/10)
Hundreds turn out to dedicate new cenotaph in Navan (21/10/10)
Moose dies after romp through Fallingbrook area (12/10/10)
Second annual solar boat competition a huge success (06/10/10)
Team Valerie raises over $25,000 during local Terry Fox Run (20/09/10)
Fire Marshal called in to investigate Cumberland Estates fire (15/09/10)
O'Brien, Watson square off in debate, Haydon walks out (14/09/10)
Budding acting careers the glue that bonds Fallingbrook sisters (10/09/10)
Local miss becomes first dancer to hold national titles simultaneously (31/08/10)
Dapo Day blessed with perfect weather, terrific turnout and lots and lots of positive energy (30/08/10)
Gudbransons celebrate cancer-free anniversary with very special guest (22/08/10)
Community turns out to support young woman battling cancer (22/08/10)
Heart of Orléans BIA launches program to offset roundabout construction (20/08/10)
Ottawa lifeguards capture provincial championship on home surf (20/08/10)
Police decide not to lay charges in pool death of Orléans toddler (14/08/10)
Rothwell Heights residence scene of drive-by shooting (06/08/10)
Commentary: City plays the ostrich as Petrie Island geese population multiplies (31/07/10)
Daycare party ends in tragedy as two-year-old drowns in outdoor pool (28/07/10)
Kites 4 Cancer event a soaring success (26/07/10)
Lack of rain results in banner summer at Petrie Island beaches (21/07/10)
Navan songtress still a hometown girl at heart despite recent success (20/07/10)
19th century farmhouse leveled to make way for condo development (20/07/10)
Local Haitian community celebrates despite troubles back home (18/07/10)
Local councillor unable to convince colleagues to cancel controversial traffic circle (15/07/10)
Local Latin community celebrates Spain's World Cup win (11/07/10)
Controversial traffic circle to cost more than first estimated (10/07/10)
Commentary: Councillor should seize opportunity to cancel roundabout (10/07/10)
Thousands turn out to celebrate Canada Day on Petrie Island (03/07/10)
Carivibe event a major success despite afternoon rainshower (20/06/10)
Hundreds turnout to help celebrate garden centre's 50th anniversary (16/06/10)
Luxury condos ideally located in the west end of Orléans (10/06/10)
Orléans author pens fantasy romance novel (27/05/10)
City to install safety buoys at Petrie Island (26/05/10)
Canada Post to close Youville Road post office (26/05/10)
24-year-old man drowns off Petrie Island (07/05/10)
Archbishop helps St-Joseph parish celebrate 150th anniversary (25/05/10)
Unique new fitness centre opens in Canotek Park (07/05/10)
Orléans foster mom receives Civic Appreciation Award (07/05/10)
Colonel facing murder rap charged with Orléans panty thefts (29/04/10)
Commentary: Water rate debate a symptom of a much bigger problem (28/04/10)
Brick work to begin on Orléans mosque next week (27/04/10)
Off-duty paramedic saves man's life at R.J. Kennedy Arena (26/04/10)
Cuts for Cancer event raises over $6,000 for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (25/04/10)
City unveils plans for Cardinal Creek park (23/04/10)
Navan youngster pulls off Tinseltown upset at Young Artist Awards (21/04/10)
Unique partnership turns computer junk into treasure (19/04/10)
Student group continues annual March Break mission to Jamaica (15/04/10)
Grade 8 students teach gigabyte neophytes some new tricks (01/04/10)
Fallingbrook singing sensation hits the local airwaves (30/03/10)
Liberal Party initiative promotes open and frank dialogue (27/03/10)
Veteran local journalist to run for city council in Orléans Ward 1 (23/03/10)
Woman left paralyzed by ex-boyfriend needs community's help (16/03/10)
Police recover body of Gatineau man who drowned while trying to tow ice shack (03/03/10)
International Food Fair raises $11,000 for Heart and Stroke Foundation (01/03/10)
Olympic hockey final a gold rush for local bars (01/03/10)
City council elects not to revisit urban boundary decision (25/02/10)
Planning and environment committee approves 10% increase in water rate (24/02/10)
Orléans woman's body recovered from Ottawa River (23/02/10)
Developer pledges to stick to original commitment if council reverses decision (22/02/10)
Carivibe event will bring West Indies flavour to Orléans (18/02/10)
City council to revisit decision to block subdivision (14/02/10)
Colonel charged with murder has Orléans connection (13/02/10)
Council poised to raise water and sewer rates by 10% (12/02/10)
City council approves plans for Orléans roundabout (11/02/10)
Blackburn resident receives award during opening of Black History Month (05/02/10)
Committee endorses Orléans roundabout despite local opposition (04/02/10)
Orléans councillor kicks off reelection bid in front of 300 supporters (03/02/10)
The beat goes on at Orléans music academy despite flood (03/02/10)
Watson throws hat into ring in Orléans (02/02/10)
Orléans girls warned off Ottawa River ice near Hiawatha Park (31/01/10)
Unsung community sports heroes recognized at special awards ceremony (30/01/10)
City council passes 3.77 per cent tax increase (29/01/10)
Bridge opponents make presence felt at Greenbelt Master Plan open house (27/01/10)
Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre owner committed to changing peoples' lives (25/01/10)
St. Joseph roundabout gets mixed reviews at public open house (15/01/10)
Divine Infant teacher receives Golden Apple Award (15/01/10)
Long-awaited health hub to be built on Mer Bleue Road (12/01/10)
Proposed OC Transpo cuts, light rail plan dominate budget consultation meeting (12/01/10)
Watson expected to e nter mayoralty race today (12/01/10)
Police issue warning after attempted abduction in Navan (08/01/10)
Transit arbitration ruling hailed as major victory for city (08/01/10)
New Year's levee kicks off 150th anniversary of St-Joseph d'Orléans (05/01/10)
East end residents ring in the New Year with a bang (01/01/10)
Local restauranteurs spread Christmas cheer of the edible variety (27/12/09)
Hockeyville effort in keeping with Navan's long and storied hockey history (27/12/09)
Orléans man faces second degree murder charge in connection with Christmas Eve fire (27/12/09)
Handful of east end residents take outdoor light displays to the next level (24/12/09)
Prepare to be amazed on magical Christmas light tour (23/12/09)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans after one year absence (21/12/09)
Navan miss makes acting debut in made-for-TV Christmas movie (19/12/09)
Hydro One officials deliver update on local service improvements (16/12/09)
Laura's Corner offers unique Christmas gifts at truly reasonable prices (14/12/09)
Hundreds turn out to see Olympic flame pass through Orléans (14/12/09)
BIA unveils plans for St. Joseph Boulevard improvements (14/12/09)
Olympic torch experience 'out of this world', says Orléans student (13/12/09)
Girl convicted in knifing incident at Gloucester High School last year (12/12/09)
Community association launches effort to restore, relocate Navan Cenotaph (05/12/09)
Suspect arrested in connection with hit-and-run robbery in August (04/12/09)
Navan youngster the centre of attention during benefit hockey game (04/12/09)
Commentary: Debate over Hwy. 174 has long-term ramifications (03/12/09)
Hwy. 174 safety audit calls on city to invest in additional road improvements (03/12/09)
Orléans financial planners appointed to national body (03/12/09)
Professional alliance names Orléans doctor 'Chiropractor of the Year' (01/12/09)
Sir Wil students kick off Toy Mountain campaign (01/12/09)
Thousands welcome Santa to Orleans during 15th Annual Parade of Lights (29/11/09)
City committee approves plan to limit tax increase to 3.99% (28/11/09)
Slow economy puts brakes on Orléans Town Centre development (27/11/09)
Young achievers recognized during Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards (23/11/09)
Man who killed Christopher Worden found guilty of first degree murder (21/11/09)
Local businesses fêted at Peoples Choice Awards (19/11/09)
Dedicated group hopes to breath new life into Team Ottawa-Orléans (10/11/09)
Orléans girl back home after undergoing eye surgery at U.S. clinic (09/11/09)
Transit committee votes to cut proposed transit fare hikes in half (07/11/09)
Transit committee proposes huge hikes in bus fares, transit passes (04/11/09)
Environment committee proposes major changes to garbage, recycling rates (04/11/09)
Ottawa Health Unit to open H1N1 assessment clinics on Wednesday (03/11/09)
Demand for H1N1 flu shots leads to long lineups, early morning waits and frustration (31/10/09)
East end residents flock to H1N1 vaccination clinic, hundreds end up getting turned away (26/10/09)
Festival and Food Fair celebrates east end's vibrant multicultural community (26/10/09)
Hand-held device ban comes into effect today (26/10/09)
Skreamers haunted barn and wagon ride more spooktacular than ever (23/10/09)
Orléans man faces animal cruelty charges after police bust marijuana grow op (23/10/09)
Police seek public's assistance in identifying pharmacy robbery suspect (22/10/09)
Trial for man charged in 2007 shooting death of Cst. Chris Worden begins in Edmonton (21/10/09)
Orléans own Steffi D. enjoys 'Spring' break at home (12/10/09)
Orléans Y fundraising campaign kicks off with $1M donation (08/10/09)
Inaugural Navan Fall Fest a celebration of community spirit (05/10/09)
Blackburn 'Run for the Cure' attracts over 200 participants (05/10/09)
Model solar boat competition proves to be a huge success (03/10/09)
Orléans girl travels to Mayo Clinic in search of answers (30/09/09)
Accident victim remembered as caring, kindhearted girl with an infectious smile (26/09/09)
Navan bids emotional farewell to two amazing young men (26/09/09)
Accident victim remembered as caring, kindhearted girl with an infectious smile (26/09/09)
Family of female crash survivor releases statement (24/09/09)
Thousands turnout to pay their respects to families of young accident victims (25/09/09)
Youngest crash victim mourned at east end high school (21/09/09)
Navan community left devastated after three teens killed in early morning crash (21/09/09)
Orléans retail employee charged with stealing winning lottery ticket (18/09/09)
East end singers take Kiwanis Idol competition by storm (15/09/09)
Orléans Terry Fox Run enjoys increase in participants, donations (14/09/09)
East end lawyer wins local Liberal nomination (11/09/09)
Assistant Crown Attorney gets Liberal nod in G-P-R (11/09/09)
Practicing excellence in massage therapy since 2003 (09/09/09)
C.D. Howe report paints unflattering picture of east end schools (07/09/09)
OC Transpo changes come into effect this week (04/09/09)
O'Brien switches focus from freezing taxes to providing value for $$$$ (03/09/09)
New Montfort head committed to working with family health hub stakeholders (02/09/09)
Family and friends honour fallen hero's memory by celebrating his spirit (31/08/09)
Teen sexually assaulted while jogging near Blackburn Arena (31/08/09)
Chapel Hill South residents add a little sizzle to their summer (27/08/09)
Woman dragged by car gives description of her attackers (26/08/09)
Orléans woman dragged by car emerges from induced coma (23/08/09)
East end councillor pushes for traffic lights at Hwy. 174 and Canaan Road (21/08/09)
Orléans woman left badly injured after being dragged by car (18/08/09)
Police locate second driver involved in Jeanne d'Arc street racing incident (15/08/09)
Orléans Family Health Hub moves to next important phase (14/08/09)
Navan Fair benefits from decent stretch of weather (10/08/09)
Plenty to see and do at Navan Fair (06/08/09)
O'Brien cleared of all charges (06/08/09)
City reopens Petrie Island beaches (05/08/09)
Massive sewage spill closes Petrie Island beach for the weekend (31/07/09)
School purchase paves way for French Catholic board to relocate La Source (30/07/09)
Orléans youngster captures silver medal at Soap Box Derby World Championships (30/07/09)
Bearbrook Farm store offers variety of exotic game meat (29/07/09)
Orléans Urgent Care Clinic to reopen on Sundays (27/07/09)
Province to proceed with design phase of Hunt Club interchange (23/07/09)
Male students top Class of '09 (21/07/09)
Restored Rolls Royce highlight of Cumberland museum car show (20/07/09)
Mother Nature helps make Emergency Protective Services Day a tremendous success (14/07/09)
Archiving community's history a true labour of love (10/07/09)
Navan community comes together to support six-year-old cancer patient (07/07/09)
Orléans Canada Day celebration a success despite dire weather predictions (03/07/09)
Fallingbrook Community Association honours dedicated residents (29/06/09)
Feds, province pledge over $6.6 million for local recreation projects (27/06/09)
Former 'Sweater mom' honoured during Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony (27/06/09)
Shenkman Arts Centre opens to rave reviews (19/06/09)
Provincial government providing funds for three east end schools (14/06/09)
Third candidate enters local Liberal nomination race (14/06/09)
City council rejects east urban expansion plans (11/06/09)
Orléans Soap Box Derby continues to gain in popularity (09/06/09)
St. Joseph, Cumberland library among east end projects to benefit from infrastructure funds (06/06/09)
Orléans resident committed to fight to end breast cancer despite broken foot (04/06/09)
Police release photo of bank robbery suspect (03/06/09)
Man charged in connection with Tenth Line robbery (03/06/09)
East end crime rate continues to decline in 2008 (01/06/09)
Navan resident receives citizenship 50 years after moving to community (01/06/09)
Heritage Power and Country Festival draws them in by the hundreds (31/05/09)
Joint committee approves urban boundary expansion plans (30/05/09)
Habitat families prepare to move into their new homes (28/05/09)
Work finally begins on Orléans hotel (27/05/09)
Orleans Little League celebrates 25th anniversary (24/05/09)
Belanger Pontiac Buick among four GM dealerships to close in 2010 (22/05/09)
Police investigate child luring incident in Orléans (16/05/09)
Homebuilder makes case to expand east urban community (13/05/09)
Consumer's Choice Award recipients honoured at black tie gala (11/05/09)
St. Peter students return from trip of a lifetime (11/05/09)
Orléans city councillor pledges to fight proposed changes to local bus routes (09/05/09)
Orléans woman honoured for nearly 50 years of volunteer service (09/05/09)
The emblem of excellence: Consumer's Choice Awards benefit both businesses and consumers (08/05/09)
Former Orléans Chamber president to seek federal Liberal nomination (08/05/09)
Feds pledge $4.5 million for Cité Collegiale training centre (08/05/09)
St. Peter High School students collect over 30,000 items for local foodbank (07/05/09)
Gisèle-Lalonde grad receives Citizen of the Year honours (07/05/09)
Gisèle-Lalonde hosts solar-powered model car competition (03/05/09)
Orléans salon raises $5,817 for fight against cancer one snip at a time (26/04/09)
Local school boards to get $24.2M to make schools more energy efficient (25/04/09)
Visiting Katimavik members draw attention to hazardous situation at local park (23/04/09)
Lansdowne Live negotiations given green light by city council (23/04/09)
Provincial ban on cosmetic use of pesticides takes effect today (22/04/09)
Embrun man charged with Orléans pharmacy robbery (22/04/09)
Pair of east end high schools make Fraser Institute's Top 10 list (22/04/09)
Third annual Green Wellness Expo a huge success (20/04/09)
Commentary: Knights of Columbus initiative a true act of fellowship (20/04/09)
Multicultural Association pitches in to help clean up Petrie Island (20/04/09)
Knights of Columbus spearheads effort to refurbish computers for community resource centre (18/04/09)
Police asking for help in locating east end prowler (18/04/09)
Orléans chiropractor co-authors book on eve of Wellness Expo (17/04/09)
Cumberland residents upset over proposed expansion of urban boundary (15/04/09)
Crown appeals Khawaja sentence (15/04/09)
High school police calls drop significantly in 2008 (14/04/09)
Food Fair raises $10,800 for Heart and Stroke Foundation (12/04/09)
Khawaja files appeal to overturn terror conviction, reduce sentence (10/04/09)
MIFO receives federal funds to help develop programs for Shenkman Arts Centre (10/04/09)
Commentary: CMHA executive does the right thing (10/04/09)
Cumberland Minor Hockey Association decides to stick with GHA, for now (10/04/09)
Bob MacQuarrie pool to reopen this afternoon after ventilation problems rectified (09/04/09)
Commentary: No easy answers to Cumberland minor hockey debate (08/04/09)
Decision to breakaway from GHA stirs heated debate within Cumberland Minor Hockey Association (08/04/09)
Joint committee receives staff evaluation of sports facility proposals (07/04/09)
Local Scouts take part in annual Truck Rodeo and Kub Kar Rally (06/04/09)
Fire rips through East Village condo unit in Cardinal Creek (06/04/09)
Hundreds turnout for 40th edition of Cumberland Lions Maplefest (06/04/09)
Group builds case against ‘Greenbelt’ bridge options (06/04/09)
Colonel By sets new World Record for largest rock, paper, scissors tournament (03/04/09)
Navan Animal Rescue operator back in business three months after tragic fire (03/04/09)
Beacon Hill North mobilizes to save Colonel By SS from possible closure (02/04/09)
Thieves hit Orléans-Cumberland foodbank for second time in three months (01/04/09)
Debate over Beacon Hill-East Ottawa secondary school accommodation review begins to heat up (30/03/09)
Passport clinic attracts over 250 people (29/03/09)
Multicultural Association receives $25K for senior mentorship program (28/03/09)
Teacher charged with possessing child porn released on bail (28/03/09)
Popular teacher led away by police in front of young students (27/03/09)
Orléans teacher charged with possessing child pornography (26/03/09)
Jeun'Espoire Jamaique spreads hope and faith in island country (26/03/09)
Details released on OC Transpo scheduling agreement (25/03/09)
Ottawa crime rate shows modest decrease in 2008 (25/03/09)
St. Joseph Blvd. facelift among stimulus funding wish list (23/03/09)
Few details emerge from Place d'Orléans stabbing (18/03/09)
Residents find little solace at Hydro One meeting (18/03/09)
Fire destroys Hydro Ottawa substation on Shefford Road (14/03/09)
Khawaja sentenced to additional 10.5 years in prison (13/03/09)
Commentary: Khawaja sentence devoid of important consideration (13/03/09)
Khawaja sentenced to additional 10.5 years in prison (13/03/09)
Transit union refuses to go along with city imposed work-rest rules (10/03/09)
Mayor's court date pushed back (10/03/09)
Orleans Online publisher to be inducted into Media Hall of Fame (09/03/09)
Commentary: OC Transpo in need of thorough operational audit (09/03/09)
Mayor's taskforce warns of impending 'chaos' unless changes made (06/03/09)
East end English language schools fail to measure up to French language counterparts (01/03/09)
Orléans to celebrate 150th birthday next year (28/02/09)
Hydro One offers explanation for recent power outages (28/02/09)
School year to start one week earlier next fall (26/02/09)
Mega-fitness centre coming to Orléans (26/02/09)
City contemplates eliminating development charge exemptions (25/02/09)
Additional east end routes to be restored today (25/02/09)
First ever Hockey Day in Orléans a huge success (22/02/09)
Navan youngster wins lead role in made-for-TV movie (21/02/09)
Orléans company gets gov't grant for young entrepreneurship program (19/02/09)
Three injured in Hwy. 174 accident near Canaan Road (18/02/09)
Local residents shake off midwinter blues during Cumberland Winterfest (16/02/09)
NCC decides to look at three sites in second phase of bridge study (14/02/09)
Commentary: Motivation to build new bridge questionable (13/02/09)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP clarifies position on interprovincial options (13/02/09)
City council overturns earlier decision to study additional bridge options (12/02/09)
Convent Glen North residents push for Kettle Island bridge (11/02/09)
Transit strike pricetag at $13.4M and rising (10/02/09)
Return of weekday transit service goes smoother than expected (10/02/09)
Truck falls through ice near Petrie Island (08/02/09)
Riders, drivers all smiles as buses back on the road following 59-day absence (07/02/09)
Mayor covers variety of topics during exclusive interview with local media (06/02/09)
O'Brien floats idea to forgive strike-related parking tickets (06/02/09)
Commuters urged to exercise common sense, be patient (05/02/09)
City extends grace period for December bus passes (05/02/09)
City moves quickly to assure residents water supply is safe (04/02/09)
Montfort group returns after conquering Kilimanjaro (04/02/09)
Buses to start rolling on Saturday (03/02/09)
Public board moves to expand immersion program (03/02/09)
Provinces request expanding list of bridge options (02/02/09)
No service, no savings no rebate, post-strike euphoria fading fast (30/01/09)
City of Ottawa, ATU agree to end OC Transpo strike (29/01/09)
Feds to legislate OC Transpo drivers back to work (28/01/09)
OC Tranpso dispute reaches new low after union rejects city's latest offer (27/01/09)
Local resident celebrates historical day with his family (26/01/09)
More details known about fatal accident (26/01/09)
City council agrees to present revised offer to transit union (25/01/09)
Transit dispute back to square one after informal talks break down (23/01/09)
Hydro One postpones planned power outage until Feb. 1 (24/01/09)
Petrie Island offers popular location for ice fishing enthusiasts (22/01/09)
Panic free computing is just a phone call away (22/01/09)
Committee endorses St. Joseph improvement plan (22/01/09)
Second planned power outage has Cumberland councillor concerned (21/01/09)
City asks union to allow mechanics to start getting buses ready (19/01/09)
Union says it's 'disappointed' at city's response to their latest offer (17/01/09)
City counters union's proposal to end strike with conditions of their own (17/01/09)
Police ask for public's assistance in locating bank robbery suspect (17/01/09)
Transit union lays out conditions to end strike and return to work (16/01/09)
City rolls out additional mitigation measures (16/01/09)
No end in sight to 38-day OC Transpo strike as city council stiffens its position (16/01/09)
Council votes to consider second interprovincial option (15/01/09)
Community comes together to help animal rescue operator get back on her feet (14/01/09)
Kettle Island opponents succeed in getting committee to support second option (13/01/09)
City unveils measures to help residents deal with ongoing transit strike (10/01/09)
Community associations endorse Kettle Island bridge recommendation (09/01/09)
Transit strike to continue after 75% vote against city offer (09/01/09)
Your Independent grocery store scene of early morning robbery (08/01/09)
Navan woman tries to resurrect animal rescue shelter after devastating fire (06/01/09)
Consultants confirm Kettle Island as best location for interprovincial bridge (05/01/09)
Union members urged to reject latest offer during ATU information meeting (05/01/09)
Transit vote to take place on Thursday (05/01/09)
Labour Minister orders transit union to vote on latest offer (01/01/09)
Fire destroys youth home on St. Joseph Blvd. (28/12/08)
Power surge leaves many Springridge residents scrambling to stay warm (26/12/08)

 


(Updated Jan. 12)
Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo a huge success

If you measure the success of a trade show by the number of feet that walk through the door, than Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo held at the Shenkman Arts Centre this past weekend was off the chart as the attendance was by far the best they’ve ever had. See story


(Updated Jan. 5)
Good Samaritan replaces snowblower stolen from Cardinal Creek park

The story about a snowblower stolen from an outdoor rink in Cardinal Creek had a happy ending over the holidays thanks to a Good Samaritan who donated his year-old machine to the Cardinal Creek Community Association to replace the stolen one. See story


(Updated Dec. 25)
$3500 snowblower disappears from Cardinal Creek park

Thieves have made off with a $3500 snowblower used to maintain the outdoor rink at the Cardinal Creek Community Park. See story


(Updated Dec. 19)
Four families get early Christmas present from Habitat for Humanity

Four families have a lot to celebrate this holiday season after receiving the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity homes on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Dec. 13)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans for another year

If you are a kid, or a kid at heart, no visit to Place d'Orléans during the holiday season is complete without saying hello to Santa, or dropping by to see the Magical Village. See story


(Posted Dec. 5)
Taxpayers off the hook for possible light rail cost overruns

Ottawa taxpayers don't have to worry about light rail becoming a burden on their pocketbooks thanks to a provision that places the onus to pay for any possible cost overruns on the consortium that has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the light rail project. See story


(Posted Dec. 4)
City finance committee approves Sensplex East near Canotek Park

Members of the City of Ottawa's finance and economic development unanimously approved plans to build a new triple ice pad next to the Potvin Arena on Shefford Road. See story


(Posted Dec. 4)
Expert understatement highlights next to last day of drowning inquest

An expert on water safety stated what most people following the coroner's inquest into the 2010 drowning death of Jérèmie Audette already knew, that his death was the result of a lack of supervision. See story


(Posted Dec. 3)
Union decision to pull tentative deal throws high school sports season into turmoil

A decision by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation to pull a tentative deal with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board off the table, comes as crushing news to students at area public board high schools who were looking forward to resuming their high school sports schedule. See story


(Posted Nov. 30)
Father describes horrific moments after learning of son's death

Alain Audette first heard that something terrible had happened to his son Jérèmie in a panic filled message left on his office voicemail. See story


(Posted Nov. 29)
Caregivers describe circumstances surrounding toddler's drowning

The caregiver responsible for the safety of a two-year-old boy who drowned in a backyard pool in July 2010, only let the boy out of her sight for "two or three minutes" before he was discovered floating face down in the water. See story


(Posted Nov. 28)
City council passes budget with lowest tax increase in six years

Ottawa city council has approved the budget for 2013 with the lowest tax increase in six years while maintaining expenditures in municipal services and infrastructure. See story


(Posted Nov. 28)
Police charge man in connection with Convent Glen stabbing

Ottawa Police have charged an 18-year-old male in connection with a stabbing that took place at the Convent Glen Shopping Plaza on Monday night. See story


(Posted Nov. 28)
Drowning inquest may lead to tougher swimming pool regulations

The city is ready and willing to strengthen it's bylaws governing the safety of backyard swimming pools pending the outcome and recommendations made by the inquest looking into the circumstances surrounding the July 2010 drowning of Jérèmie Audette. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
Local chiropractor hosts screening of eye-opening documentary

Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp is a member of a profession that barely 30 years ago was demonized by the American Medical Association as quackery and an unscientific cult. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
Inquest into home day care drowning underway

The inquest into the 2010 drowning death of two-year-old Jérèmie Audette began on Monday with testimony from the paramedics who tried to revive him and photos of the scene of his death. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS kicks off Toy Mountain campaign

Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Orléans kicked off their annual Toy Mountain campaign on Monday with hopes of collecting at least 500 toys for children whose families are facing financially difficulties this holiday season. See story


(Posted Nov. 25)
Thousands brave high winds, cold temperature to take in Parade of Lights

Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but the Parade of Lights was so delightful, let it blow, let it blow, let it blow. And blow it did, as the wind chill factor during last night's parade dipped below -10 degrees. See story


(Posted Nov. 24)
Santa officially opens Magical Village for another holiday season

The Magical Village has amazed and mesmerized children for the past 15 years. This year it returns to the second floor of Place d'Orléans next to the RCMP recruitment centre. See story


(Posted Nov. 23)
Former insurance appraiser opens hot new restaurant in Orléans

A little over a year ago, Jack Chung was doing accident appraisals for several car insurance companies. Today, he is the owner of Sawa Sushi, a hot, new restaurant located across from the Shenkman Arts Centre in the Orléans Town Centre. See story


(Posted Nov. 23)
Public board secondary students looking forward to resumption of extra curricular activities

Area public board secondary school students are looking forward to the resumption of extra curricular activities after the OCDSB reached a tentative labour agreement with its high school teachers on Wednesday. See story


(Posted Nov. 19)
MPAC market value reassessment and your taxes

There's been a lot of misinformation and confusion out there about the latest round of property reassessment and the impact it has on local property taxes. See story


(Posted Nov. 14)
RCMP officer killed in BC crash was former
St. Peter student

An RCMP officer killed in a horrific crash in Surrey, BC on Nov. 13 was a former student at St. Peter High School in Orléans. See story


(Posted Nov. 12)
St. Peter High School EAs to share million dollar lottery prize

A group of nine education assistants at St. Peter High School in Fallingbrook will soon be heading down to Toronto to pick up their million dollar cheque after winning one of the prizes in the Lotto Max MAXMILLIONS on Friday. See story


(Posted Nov. 12)
Hundreds attend local Remembrance Day ceremonies

For awhile early Sunday morning it looked as if this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies might be a washout. Volunteers at the Royal Canadian Legion on Taylor Creek Road had to get ready for the event in the pouring rain. See story


(Posted Nov. 9)
Orléans cenotaph repaired in time for Remembrance Day ceremony

This year's Remembrance Day ceremony at the Orleans Legion will be commemorated in front of a newly-refurbished cenotaph which was rededicated during a brief ceremony on Thursday. See story


(Posted Nov. 9)
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack visits Navan Curling Club

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack dropped by the Navan Curling Club this week to see firsthand the results of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant that allowed the club to buy a new compressor and dehumidifier. See story


(Posted Nov. 8)
Orléans lawyer David Bertschi enters Liberal leadership race

Orléans lawyer and veteran Liberal Party organizer David Bertschi has officially thrown his hat into the ring to replace former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff. See story


(Posted Nov. 8)
City unveils Orléans economic development plan

The City of Ottawa's long-awaited economic development plan for Orléans was unveiled during Tuesday's finance and economic development committee meeting with little fanfare. See story


(Posted Nov. 2)
Students rally to the support of embattled civics teacher

If embattled St. Peter High School civics teacher Scott Searle was worried about his stature in the eyes of his students, he needn't be as dozens of students both past and present have rallied to his support in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding a planned trip to Ohio. See story


(Posted Oct. 30)
Garbage pick up changes take effect this week

East end residents should double check their local garbage collection schedule as the city switches to bi-weekly service this week. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Regional coroner to hold inquest into 2010 drowning death of Orléans toddler

It's been more than two years since two-year-old Jérèmie Audette drowned during a backyard party at a home-operated daycare in South Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted Oct. 25)
House fire displaces Navan family

A family of four has been displaced after a fire caused an estimated $325,000 in damage to their home on Trim Road near Navan. See story


(Posted Oct. 24)
City tables draft budget with lowest tax increase in six years

City council got it's first look at the 2013 budget on Wednesday, and based on the early reaction they like what they see, especially the 2.09 per cent tax increase that is being proposed in the document. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Regional coroner to hold inquest into 2010 drowning death of Orléans toddler

It's been more than two years since two-year-old Jérèmie Audette drowned during a backyard party at a home-operated daycare in South Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted Oct. 25)
House fire displaces Navan family

A family of four has been displaced after a fire caused an estimated $325,000 in damage to their home on Trim Road near Navan. See story


(Posted Oct. 21)
Orléans Catholic school's namesake granted sainthood

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School in Chapel Hill will soon become St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School after the 17th century Mohawk woman was among six people granted sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday. See story


(Posted Oct. 12)
Local MPP calls on community to mobilize against interprovincial bridge

Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely is doing his level best to prevent an interprovincial bridge from being built in Orléans, but he can't do it by himself, at least that was the message he delivered at a public meeting Thursday night. See story


(Posted Oct. 10)
City council gives final approval to Lansdowne redevelopment project, tentative nod to future casino

It's taken nearly four years, but the controversial Lansdowne Park redevelopment project has finally been given the go ahead by Ottawa city council. See story


(Posted Oct. 4)
Add some local flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with wine from Domaine Perrault

This weekend when you go out to buy your Thanksgiving turkey, why not drop by the Domaine Perrault winery in Navan to purchase the perfect compliment for your Thanksgiving dinner. See story


(Posted Oct. 3)
Orléans newest restaurant a culinary delight

Orléans foodies have another new east end eatery to check out, and between the food and the prices, they will likely want to go back again and again. See story


(Posted Oct. 3)
Future Landsdowne restaurant, retailers revealed

The city's finance and economic development committee gave it's blessing to the Landsdowne Park redevelopment project on Monday, all but clearing the way for construction to begin early next year. See story


(Posted Sept. 29)
Animal rescue shelter owner to fight inadequate care allegations

The owner of an animal rescue shelter on Navan Road says she plans to fight allegations that she failed to provide adequate care to the animals she's rescued from death's door. See story


(Posted Sept. 29)
First St. Joseph Manor antique fair deemed a success

St. Joseph Manor's first-ever antique fair in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa was a huge success on Saturday. So much so that the co-organizers plan to make it an annual event. See story


(Posted Sept. 28)
Orléans Biggest Loser drops 63 lbs in 12 weeks to win title

As Gunjeet Singh sees it, his battle with his weight began when he stepped off the plane in 2004. After arriving from India to study at Algonquin College, Gunveet began eating things that were foreign in his native country such as pasta and fast food. See story


(Posted Sept. 27)
Riding realignment could see Ottawa-Orléans expanded to include Springridge

Residents in Springridge and East Village may soon get their wish and be included in the federal and provincial riding of Ottawa-Orleans as part of a broader expansion of ridings in Ontario. See story


(Posted Sept. 25)
New book tells history of Navan landmark

On Sept. 20, 1984, more than 250,000 people gathered on Lebreton Flats to see and hear Pope John Paul II deliver mass on the final day of his 11 day cross-Canada tour. See story


(Posted Sept. 19)
Colonel By to offer after-school activities, not so at Cairine Wilson

Students at Cairine Wilson Secondary School are finding out firsthand that life isn't fair after the school recently announced that it would be canceling all after-school activities due to the teachers refusal to volunteer in defiance of Bill 115. See story


(Posted Sept. 19)
Colonel By to offer after-school activities, not so at Cairine Wilson

Students at Cairine Wilson Secondary School are finding out firsthand that life isn't fair after the school recently announced that it would be canceling all after-school activities due to the teachers refusal to volunteer in defiance of Bill 115. See story


(Posted Sept. 16)
Orléans Terry Fox Run veteran joined by kindred spirit

For the past 32 years, Orléans resident Nelson Waddell has laced up his running shoes and joined millions of people around the world in carrying on the legacy of Terry Fox. See story


(Posted Sept. 16)
Hwy. 174 eastbound lanes to reopen Monday afternoon

East end commuters will be thrilled to find out that all three eastbound lanes on Hwy. 174 will be reopened for Monday's drive home, ending two weeks of headaches and aggravation caused by a collapsed culvert. See story


(Posted Sept. 14)
St. Peter C.H.S. Reunion slated for Thanksgiving weekend

St. Peter Catholic High School is marking it's 20th anniversary this year and to celebrate a group of former teachers and alumni are organizing a reunion during Thanksgiving weekend. See story


(Posted Sept. 14)
Orléans street named after slain policeman Eric Czapnik

The family of slain Ottawa police officer Eric Czapnik were "honoured and humbled" to have a street near the East Division police station on St. Joseph Blvd. named in his honour on Thursday. See story


(Posted Sept. 13)
City to open Hwy. 174 eastbound lane during rush hour

The long drive home for east end commuters caused by the Hwy. 174 sinkhole should be a little shorter this afternoon as the City opens one eastbound lane through the affected area. See story


(Posted Sept. 9)
Local councillor, mayor at odds over sinkhole

The Hwy. 174 sinkhole seems to be causing some dissension between Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais and Mayor Jim Watson. See story


(Posted Sept. 5)
Sinkhole chaos could last well into next week

The Hwy. 174 sinkhole that opened up on Tuesday is causing no end of grief for city officials and mounting frustration for commuters. See story


(Posted Sept. 4)
Hwy. 174 sinkhole swallows car during afternoon rush hour

A collapsed stormsewer is being blamed for creating a large sinkhole on the Hwy. 174 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. off-ramp that swallowed a Hyundai Accent during the afternoon rush hour on Tuesday. See story


(Posted June 27)
East Division street to be named after fallen officer

Most Orléans residents would be hard-pressed to know the name of the street that runs beside the East Division police station on St. Joseph Blvd. See story


(Posted June 24)
Former Cumberland town councillor to have park named after her

Linda Dunn served on Cumberland town council from 1986 to 1991. During her term in office she was instrumental in initiating the first blue box program in a rural municipality in Ontario. See story


(Posted June 24)
Cumberland resident named 2011 Transecure employee of the year

The City of Ottawa recognized the outstanding efforts of 12 OC Transpo employees at the 22nd annual Transecure Awards on Thursday, including a Cumberland resident who helped avoid a potentially disastrous situation. See story


(Posted June 21)
Hydro One opening support centre near Navan

In an effort to better serve its suburban clients in the east end of Ottawa, Hydro One is opening a support centre near Navan. The centre is scheduled to be open by the end of the year and will employ up to 30 people. See story


(Posted June 20)
Local real estate team launches charity golf event for Roger's House

The PilonHamilton Real Estate Team is pleased to announce a fantastic new annual event, The PilonHamilton Shootout Fore Rogers House. All proceeds of the Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament will be donated to Roger's House, The Senators Foundation's Charity of choice. See story


(Posted June 17)
Cardinal Creek splash pad officially opens

The City of Ottawa and the Cardinal Creek Community Association couldn't have picked a better day to open a spray park and splash pad in the east end community of Springridge. See story


(Posted June 15)
Watson adds voice to 'No bridge!' movement

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has added his voice to the growing opposition to a proposed interprovincial bridge in the east end. See story


(Posted June 13)
Community groups form common front against interprovincial bridge

It took three years, but east end community groups are finally on the same page when it comes to opposing a new interprovincial bridge. See story


(Posted June 11)
Orléans Soap Box Derby continues to grow in popularity

After growing in popularity over the past seven years, the Orléans Soap Box Derby maybe in need of a major expansion possibly going from a day long race to a weekend festival. See story


(Posted June 11)
Galipeau honoured by Canadian Wildlife Federation

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau was honoured by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) in St. John's, Newfoundland on the weekend for his efforts in making the National Tree Day an annual event. See story


(Posted June 7)
Blackburn Optimist Club a true asset to the community

By service club standards the Blackburn Optimist Club is a relatively small organization with just 34 members. But what the club lacks in size it's members make up for in their tremendous dedication to their community and the contribution they make to a variety of programs. See story


(Posted June 5)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP calls for light rail before new bridge to Quebec

Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely is calling for a revaluation of the east end's transportation priorities, and in particular the need to extend light rail to Orléans before a new interprovicial bridge is built to Quebec. See story


(Posted June 5)
Cumberland Town Hall building named in honour of former mayor Peter Clark

The house that Peter Clark built now has his name on it. During an official ceremony on Saturday, the former Cumberland Town Hall at 255 Centrum Blvd. was renamed Peter D. Clark Place in honour of the former Cumberland mayor and regional chair. See story


(Posted June 3)
Rainy weather fails to dampen community spirit at pair of events

A steady drizzle was not the forecast Orléans Festival president Marc Poirier wanted to hear on Saturday, but while the weather may have dampened attendance at the three day event this weekend it did not dampen the spirits of the many performers or the audience. See story


(Posted May 30)
Waste company eyeing recycling site near Vars

A proposal to build a dump and waste recylcling plant near Carlsbad Springs and Vars has caught local residents by surprise and raised the interest of the local city councillor. See story


(Posted May 29)
Mayair Orléans given reprieve by movie-going public

The Mayfair Orléans movie theatre will remain open for at least the next three months thanks to a recent boost in attendance following a public appeal by the theatre's owners. See story


(Posted May 26)
City staff to examine fast-tracking light rail to Orléans

The City of Ottawa's transportation staff will examine the feasibility of using money already set aside for transit improvements in the east end, and use it to extend light rail to Orléans instead. See story


(Posted May 26)
Gisèle-Lalonde solar greenhouse dedicated to young cancer victim

It's been nearly six years since Karyne Maisonneuve passed away from complications with her cancer treatment at the age of eight. Since then she has inspired a movement that has helped put Ecole secondaire Gisele-Lalonde on the map as one of the leading environmentally conscious high schools in the province. See story


(Posted May 23)
City council rejects motion to examine ward reductions

There won't be any changes to the city's electoral map before the next municipal election thanks to city council's decision to reject a motion put forward by Mayor Jim Watson that would have reduced their numbers by four to seven members. See story


(Posted May 22)
Biggest Loser a big winner in more ways than one

Under normal circumstances being called a "big loser" would be considered an insult. Not so for the 12 individuals who took part in the Biggest Loser Ottawa challenge which wrapped on Sunday and especially not true for Joanne Daly who has earned the distinction of being named Ottawa's Biggest Loser after shedding nearly 32 lbs and 45 inches during the past three months. See story


(Posted May 22)
Gloucester Catholic school board trustee passes away

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is mourning the loss of Beacon Hill, Cyrville/Innes trustee Katalin Sheskay after she suddenly passed away last Thursday. She was 61. See story


(Posted May 21)
Garage fire causes $110K damage to South Fallingbrook home

A garage fire on Gosnell Terrace in South Fallingbrook has caused an estimated $110,000 in damage to the home in question as well as a neighbouring home. See story


(Posted May 17)
Exciting new east end eatery has a lot to offer

East end residents have a new culinary destination to call their own with the recent opening of Stoneriver Dining on Hwy. 174 near Rockland. See story


(Posted May 16)
City to spend $10M on much-needed repairs to Hwy. 174

The City of Ottawa plans to spend $10 million this summer to make much-needed repairs to Hwy. 174 between Montreal Road and the Split. See story


(Posted May 16)
Catholic board makes new school in Avalon top priority

The Ontario Ministry of Education will soon have two requests for funding to build two new schools in the South Orléans community of Avalon. See story


(Posted May 12)
Local women, girls receive Leading Women Building Communities Award

Sixteen women and girls from Ottawa-Orléans were honoured at a special ceremony on Friday for local recipients of the Ontario Women's Directorate Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities Awards. See story


(Posted May 12)
Orléans walking trails map now available online

Outdoor enthusiasts in the east end will be happy to find out that they now have online access to a detailed set of maps showing Orléans' extensive network of walking trails. See story


(Posted May 11)
St. Peter H.S. Delivers 32,000 items to Orléans-Cumberland food bank and counting

The Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Cenre serves nearly 500 people every month through its emergency food program. In order to do so, they depend on the generosity of individual donors and the efforts of the nearly 2,000 students at St. Peter High School who hold a food drive every spring to help stock the Resource Centre's shelves. See story


(Posted May 5)
Cairine Wilson Relay4Life raises over $50,000 for cancer research

More than 350 students, staff and parents from Cairine Wilson Secondary School gathered at the Navan Fairgrounds on Friday to take part in a 12-hour "Relay4Life" event, capping off a six week campaign that raised over $50,000. See story


(Posted May 3)
Mayfair at risk of closing less than six months after opening

Orléans only repertory theatre is at risk of closing its doors less than six months after its grand opening due to smaller than expected attendance. See story


(Posted May 3)
Orléans Town Centre development to move forward with hotel

Orléans will soon be getting a second hotel as part of the second phase of the Orléans Town Centre development which includes the Shenkman Arts Centre and two proposed office towers totalling 160,000 sq. ft. See story


(Posted May 2)
Committee adopts local councillor's plan to mark 400th anniversary of Champlain's arrival

A plan to celebrate the 400th anniversary of French explorer Samuel de Champlain's arrival in the National Capital region has been approved by the city's planning and economic development committee, which is good news to history buffs and the tourism sector alike. See story


(Posted April 30)
Large donation helps Cuts for Cancer reach new heights

When hair stylists Diann Lalande and Sylvie Simard switched their Cuts for Cancer event from its traditional Saturday date to Sunday, they knew it might effect their bottom line, but this year's event reached new heights thanks to large donation from a 12-year-old girl from Navan. See story


(Posted April 29)
Father recalls family's journey since daughter's passing

Hannah Billings was a remarkable young lady who passed away from cancer in January, 2007 at the age of nine. In the years since, her family has gone through a long and difficult healing process. On the eve of what would have been her 14th birthday, Hannah's father Paul writes about his daughter's passing and the journey his family has gone through. See story


(Posted April 28)
Avalon PS hosts third annual multicultural potluck dinner

More than 400 people crowded into the Avalon Public School gymnasium on Friday night to take part in the school's third annual multicultural potluck dinner. See story


(Posted April 27)
Supporter Our Troops founder receives United Way award

Geraldine Dixon was minding her own business as the community relations manager at the Amica at Bearbrook retirement residence in Blackburn Hamlet on Thursday when she became the subject of a surprise visit from the United Way. See story


(Posted April 25)
Blackburn Hamlet family receives Ontario Victim Services Award

The family of a 19-year-old young man who was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight in June 2002, was honoured during a ceremony at Queen's Park on Tuesday for tuning their personal tragedy into a triumph of the human spirit. See story


(Posted April 21)
OC Transpo switches to spring schedule today

East end commuters should double check their bus schedule today as OC Transpo makes the switch to their spring schedule, effecting most routes. See story


(Posted April 14)
GSAC's guiding force calls it a day after 23 years

For the past 23 years the Gloucester Senior Adults Centre has flourished under the guidance and leadership of Debbie Trickey, a bundle of energy and positivity who has left a lasting and loving impression on everyone involved with the GSAC. See story


(Posted April 12)
Proposed new Avalon school in jeopardy of being bumped down a notch

The push for a second public board elementary school in Avalon may have another hurdle to overcome if Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustees bow to public pressure and vote to rebuild Broadview Public School in Westboro rather than repair it. See story


(Posted April 11)
Royal Galipeau marks 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge with local cadets

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau marked the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on Monday with more than 100 Army Cadets from across Ottawa. See story


(Posted April 8)
Third residential fire in less than a month leaves Orléans family homeless

An Orléans family has been left homeless on the eve of Easter Sunday after a fire caused significant damage to their Cousineau Street residence late Saturday night. See story


(Posted April 7)
Second Avalon school fails to rank high among public board's priorities

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board released a list of its top 10 capital funding priorities on Thursday and school board supporters in Avalon will be disappointed to learn that a second elementary school in their community is ranked well down the list. See story


(Posted April 2)
Colonel By SS gets high marks on list of top high schools in the province

For the fourth year in a row, Colonel By Secondary School has finished near the top of a list of the top high schools in Ontario. See story


(Posted April 2)
43rd annual Maplefest dedicated to former Lion Mel Walker

Judging by the crowds that filed through the Cumberland Maple Hall for the 43rd annual Lions Maplefest on the weekend, the event was another major success, raising thousands of dollars for Lions charities. See story


(Posted March 31)
City reaches tentative deal with OC Transpo union

For the first time in more than 20 years, the City of Ottawa and the union representing drivers and maintenance workers at OC Transpo have agreed on a new contract before the existing collective agreement has expired. See story


(Posted March 31)
City to seek private-public partner to build new east end arena complex

Plans to expand the Potvin Arena on Shefford Road have themselves been expanded to include facilities for additional ice sports and a community program room. See story


(Posted March 30)
City council approves $20K contribution to pave Navan fairgrounds right-of-way

The effort to pave the Navan Curling Club parking lot has received a $20,000 boost from the City of Ottawa after city council voted to take the money from the Cumberland Special Reserve Fund on Wednesday. See story


(Posted March 24)
United Church plays host to annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo

About 200 Scouts and Cubs gathered at Orleans United Church on Saturday for the annual Odawa District Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo. See story


(Posted March 21)
Garneau students return from eye-opening trip to Jamaica

For the past 11 years a group of students from Garneau high school in Orléans have spent their March Break doing humanitarian work in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Jamaica under the banner of Jeun'Espoir Jamaique. See story


(Posted March 19)
Memorial fund established to help Duffy family deal with tragic loss

Residents in Chapel Hill South are rallying together to help the Orléans woman who lost her husband and eldest son in a tragic car accident on
Feb. 22. See story


(Posted March 18)
Convent Glen homeowner flees fire dressed only in a towel

Marc Pitre will never forget St. Patrick's Day 2012 and not for the reasons you may think. The Long Bow Gate resident had just gotten out of the shower and was preparing to go to a movie with a friend when someone started banging on his front door at around 6 p.m. See story


(Posted March 16)
Former Liberal candidate explores possible run for party leadership

The 2011 federal Liberal candidate for Ottawa-Orléans has emerged as a possible early contender for the party’s leadership, assembling a team of organizers and plotting a bus tour. See story


(Posted March 16)
City announces plans for new parks, splash pad in Avalon

The City of Ottawa has unveiled plans to build two new parks in the South Orléans community of Avalon with the help of Mattamy Homes. See story


(Posted March 11)
Six-year-old rescued after snowmobile falls into swollen Bearbrook Creek

When Navan resident Mike Ruthven took his six-year-old grandson Cole Jansen out for a snowmobile ride through the woods near his home last Sunday he had no idea of the ordeal that awaited them. See story


(Posted March 5)
Fraser Institute lists Orléans French catholic school tops in Ottawa

École élémentaire catholique d’enseignement personnalisé La Source -- it's a long name for a small school that recently received top marks on the Fraser Institute's Ontario Elementary School Report Card. See story


(Posted March 3)
Hometown boy makes good; Charles 'Chuck' Bordeleau named new police chief

Chief Chuck. Kind of has a ring to it, doesn't it? Charles Bordeleau, the former superintendent of East Division, was named as Ottawa's new chief of police on Friday, replacing Vern White who was recently appointed to the Senate. See story


(Posted March 1)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights succumbs to cancer at age 62

One of the east end's most impassioned residents and arguably the best friend the Cumberland Library ever had, passed away on Thursday after a year-long battle with cancer. See story


(Posted Feb. 29)
Mourners pack Alta Vista church to say goodbye to Orléans father, teenage son

Nearly 500 mourners packed the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish on Alta Vista Drive this morning to pay their final respects to David and Thomas Duffy who were killed in a head-on collision on Hwy. 7 near Perth early Monday morning. See story


(Posted Feb. 29)
Interprovincial bridge consultants unveil 'preferred' alignments

The consultants charged with the task of determining where a new interprovincial bridge should be built unveiled the preferred alignments for two out of the three previously identified corridors at a community workshop Tuesday night. See story


(Posted Feb. 29)
Ottawa-Orléans among 57 ridings Opposition claim were targeted by misleading calls

Ottawa-Orléans is one of 57 ridings the Liberal Party of Canada and the NDP are claiming were subjected to misleading phone calls during the last election including a series of robocalls currently being investigated by Elections Canada and the RCMP. See story


(Posted Feb. 22)
OC Transpo boss sacked as part of surprising restructuring move

OC Transpo's controversial general manager, Alain Mercier, is out and veteran city bureaucrat John Manconi is Ottawa's new transit chief after city council approved a shuffling of the deck chairs this afternoon. See story


(Posted Feb. 22)
Orléans father, teenage son killed in head-on collision near Perth

An Orléans man and his 16-year-old son were killed in a head-on collision on Hwy. 7 near Perth this morning in an accident that was likely caused on black ice. See story


(Posted Feb. 22)
City council approves extending no smoking bylaw to patios, parks and sports fields

Ottawa's 140,000-plus smokers will no longer be able to exercise their habit in the city's municipal parks, sports fields and outdoor patios after council voted to extend the no smoking bylaw on Wednesday. See story


(Posted Feb. 18)
Commentary: Enough already with the Greek comparisons

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get a little sick of hearing politicians, political pundits, radio talk show hosts, office cooler economists and the guy at the end of the bar trying to compare Ontario, or Canada, to Greece. See story


(Posted Feb. 14)
Queensway widening, light rail will try commuters' patience

East end commuters may want to enroll in anger management classes now, or better yet buy shares in the makers of Excedrin or some other headache remedy -- they're gonna need it. See story


(Posted Feb. 14)
Orléans population soars to over 100,000

For the first time in its history, the population of Orléans has grown to more than 100,000 people. According to census figures released by StatsCanada last week, the population of Orleans is officially 107,823. That's an increase of 12,302 people since the last census was taken in 2006. See story


(Posted Feb. 11)
City council approves action plan for the arts

The city's arts and culture community can look forward to sustainable funding for the foreseeable future after council approved a renewed action plan for the arts on Wednesday, which calls for a $5 million increase in base funding to be spread out over the next six years. See story


(Posted Feb. 7)
Third blaze in less than two weeks keeps local fire fighters busy

Local fire fighters were called to 1547 Champneuf Dr. early Monday morning to battle a four-alarm fire that started in the basement of the four bedroom house. See story


(Posted Feb. 3)
Fairness watchdog to keep an eye on next phase of interprovincial bridge study

The National Capital Commission plans to appoint an independent auditor to look out for the public's interest during the next phase of the interprovincial bridge study. See story


(Posted Feb. 2)
Fire damages townhome unit in Blackburn Hamlet

Three male residents of a townhome unit in Blackburn Hamlet were left looking for alternative accommodations on Wednesday after fire caused $85,000 damage to their home. See story


(Posted Jan. 31)
Water and sewer rates to skyrocket over next
10 years

Ottawa residents can expect to pay more to turn on their taps and flush their toilets over the next 10 years -- a lot more. According to a report tabled at the city's environment committee on Tuesday, water and sewer rates will increase by 74 per cent during the next decade, which equates to an extra 409 a year on the average water and sewer bill. See story


(Posted Jan. 31)
Commentary: Hwy. 174 EA should include light rail

The city's transportation committee is expected to discuss a staff recommendation this week to proceed with the Environmental Assessment for the future widening of Hwy. 174 from the Split to Canaan Road. See story


(Posted Jan. 28)
Thieves hit Fallingbrook home, steal Harley, snowblower

The Ottawa Police are seeking information that might lead to a break in their ongoing investigation of a daring robbery that occurred on Jan. 21 in Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted Jan. 25)
Aspiring paralympian an inspiration to us all

At 43, Kimberley Fawcett is an athlete, a soldier and a world traveller. She's served twice in Afghanistan and has competed on the international stage in three world championships on three different continents. She also just happens to be an amputee. See story


(Posted Jan. 24)
City bows to public pressure, removes two roundabouts from Trim Road realignment plan

Residents in Cardinal Creek are celebrating after the city shelved plans to build two controversial roundabouts that were part of the Trim Road realignment project. See story


(Posted Jan. 22)
Pantry Plus, nutritionist author among inaugural Leadership in Health Award recipients

The first-ever Orléans Leadership in Health Awards were handed out on Saturday to four lucky recipients and a family-run business that has been serving health conscious residents for the past 20 years. See story


(Posted Jan. 19)
Asian Superscentre opens to great fanfare, huge crowds

Orléans burgeoning multicultural community now has a superstore to call its own with the grand opening of the Aisan Supercentre on Tenth Line Road Wednesday. See story


(Posted Jan. 14)
Queenswood Heights marks 50th anniversary in 2012

Before there was Springridge, Avalon, Chapel Hill and Fallingbrook. Before there was Chatelaine Village, Convent Glen North, or even Orleans Wood, there was Queenswood Heights. See story


(Posted Jan. 12)
Galipeau receives Environmental Award for tree planting program

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau was recently honoured by the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association for his efforts in establishing a National Tree Day last March. See story


(Posted Jan. 6)
Coyote attacks dog near Chatelaine Village, others spotted near Blackburn Hamlet

A 31-year-old Orléans man is dead after the pickup truck he was driving collided head-on with a transport truck near Alfred on Tuesday. The driver of the transport truck was also killed. See story


(Posted Jan. 4)
Orléans man killed in head-on collision near Alfred

Residents in Orléans and Blackburn Hamlet are being warned to be on the lookout for coyotes after a dog was attacked and mauled by a coyote in near the Ottawa River in Orleans Wood on Tuesday. See story


(Posted Dec. 27)
Commentary: Government downsizing, DND move a double whammy for Orléans

Orléans has never been a hot bed of economic development. Sure, there has been an explosion in retail stores in the past 10 years, especially along Innes Road, but in terms of businesses that might help grow the local economy rather than simply service it, there has been very little. See story


(Posted Dec. 26)
Boxing Day crowds overwhelm east end stores

The local economy got a much needed boost on Monday as crowds swelled local stores to take advantage of hundreds of Boxing Day sales. See story


(Posted Dec. 22)
Area Lions Clubs band together to deliver very special Christmas gift for Orléans teenager

Christmas came early for Suzanne Denis this year, and playing the roll of Santa Claus are the 15 Lions Clubs that make up a good chunk of District A-4 of Lions International. See story


(Posted Dec. 20)
Two local men plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research

Three Canadians, including two from Orléans will be scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro in East Africa this February to support cancer research. The three climbers are all regular guys who have seen the effects of cancer firsthand and they want to do what they can to help. See story


(Posted Dec. 14)
Couple faces more than 100 charges in connection with rash of Blackburn break-ins

Blackburn Hamlet residents will be able to sleep a little easier tonight after the Ottawa police apprehended an Ottawa couple on Tuesday, thought to be responsible for more than 40 break-ins in the east end community over the past year and a half. See story


(Posted Dec. 8)
Habitat modifies Avalon project to ease local concerns

The Ottawa Police are looking for a man and woman wanted for questioning in connection with a rash of residential break and enters in the Blackburn Hamlet area. See story


(Posted Dec. 6)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans after one-year hiatus

After a one year absence, the Lions Magical Village has returned to Place d'Orléans much to the relief of the Lions Club, mall management and the hundreds of local residents who have made the display a holiday tradition. See story


(Posted Dec. 5)
Fledgling Toastmasters Club looking for new members

Public speaking is a skill that doesn't comes naturally to most folks. There are many people who wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat at the very thought of having to speak in front of a group of strangers , if they can fall asleep at all. See story


(Posted Dec. 2)
Parties gang up to stamp out bullying in Ontario's schools

In an age of hyper-political partisanship, it's nice to know that there are still some issues where politicians of all stripes can find common ground. Such is the case with bullying in Ontario's schools. See story


(Posted Dec. 1)
Council approves 2012 budget with 2.39% tax increase

Ottawa city council celebrated their first year in office on Wednesday by passing the lowest tax increase homeowners have seen in five years, and they did so in record time. See story


(Posted Nov. 30)
Gloucester Ranger players at centre of sex assault investigation

Several members of the Gloucester Rangers Junior A hockey team are at the centre of a police investigation after a young woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a party hosted by one of the players in Stittsville last weekend. See story


(Posted Nov. 30)
Public gets first look at revised Trim Road realignment plan

Members of the public got their first look at the revised design plan for the Trim Road widening and realignment project on Tuesday, complete with five proposed roundabouts at Trim and Dairy Road, Trim and St. Joseph, Trim and Portobello, Trim and Frank Kenny, and Frank Kenny and Innes. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
140,000-plus enjoy biggest, brightest Parade of Lights ever

Santa Claus touched down in Orléans Saturday night and more than 140,000 people came out to greet him during the 17th annual Parade of Lights. See story


(Posted Nov. 25)
Cumberland landowner locked in dispute with Conservation Authority

Willard McWilliams has never backed down from a fight and he isn't about to start now. The Cumberland landowner is currently locked in a dispute with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority over a walkway he wants to build across a small inlet on his Ottawa River property. See story


(Posted Nov. 24)
New movie house to open in old Empire Theatre location

Movie-goers will be happy to learn that a new family-oriented movie house will be opening next month in the former Empire Theatre building on Centrum Blvd. See story


(Posted Nov. 23)
Speech from the Throne calls for tuition break, seniors Reno credit

The Liberal government kicked off the 40th session of the Ontario Legislature on Tuesday with the Speech from the Throne, which included election commitments to give middle class families a break on college and university tuition and a $1,500 tax credit for senior home renovations. See story


(Posted Nov. 18)
Local businesses fêted at Orléans People's Choice Business Awards

Jason Pilon and Leam Hamilton extended their People's Choice Business Awards winning streak Thursday night, capturing their fourth award in as many years. See story


(Posted Nov. 12)
Remembrance Day ceremonies bring back mixed memories for participants

For a majority of people, Remembrance Day ceremonies are a solemn occasion, but for others November 11 can invoke mixed emotions. See story


(Posted Nov. 11)
Five years after being approved, ground finally broken for municipal pool in Avalon

It's been 10 years since a city study identified the need for another municipal pool in the east end, and almost five years since city council determined the new pool should be located in Avalon. See story


(Posted Nov. 10)
Orléans singing bus driver told to cease and desist

For the past 10 years Orléans transit operator Yves Roy has been serenading commuters with a hit parade of classics by Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink, Kenny Rogers and the Beatles. See story


(Posted Nov. 7)
Feds to pay for railroad crossing improvements in Carlsbad Springs

The federal government will be providing $26,000 to improve four railroad crossings in Carlsbad Springs under the Grade Crossing Improvement Program (GCIP). See story


(Posted Nov. 6)
Sounds for the Silent showcase focuses attention on Darfur

Do More Canada held their second annual "Sounds for the Silent" acoustic showcase Saturday night and the message was loud and clear -- we all need to do more to help protect those who cannot protect themselves. See story


(Posted Nov. 4)
Arts Council fundraiser a truly magical event

The AOE Arts Council held its annual ARTinis & Appetizers fundraiser Thursday night, and by all accounts, it was a huge success. See story


(Posted Nov. 3)
East end blood lab becomes more client-friendly

The Gamma-Dynacare patient services centre has moved. They're still in the medical building at 2555 St. Joseph Blvd., but they are now on the second floor instead of the ground floor. See story


(Posted Nov. 2)
East end budget meeting draws sparse crowd

The City of Ottawa held the first of four public budget consultation meetings in Orléans Tuesday night, and judging by the sparse turnout, the public seems to be satisfied with the way things are going. See story


(Posted Oct. 31)
Orléans Legion kicks off 2011 Poppy Campaign

Members of the Orléans Legion gathered with local politicians at the Wall-Mart store on Innes Road Friday morning to kickoff the 2011 Poppy Campaign. See story


(Posted Oct. 28)
Shooting victim led a double life

Depending on what news report you read, Graham Thomas was either a dedicated family man, or a high level drug dealer with connections to organized crime. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Pair gunned down at Gloucester Centre tanning salon

Ottawa police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a double murder at a tanning salon inside the Gloucester Centre shopping mall Wednesday night. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Draft budget calls for 2.39% tax increase

City finance staff unveiled the proposed 2012 budget on Wednesday, which among other things calls for a massive road improvement program over the next three years, a continued freeze on recreation fees and a 2.,5 per cent increase in transit fares. See story


(Posted Oct. 17)
Sarsfield-area farm rises from the ashes

It's been nearly a year since a horrific fire ripped through the main dairy barn at the Jolyvale Farm near Sarsfield. The blaze killed 40 cows and caused close to $1.5 million in damages, not to mention a year of lost productivity. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Draft budget calls for 2.39% tax increase

City finance staff unveiled the proposed 2012 budget on Wednesday, which among other things calls for a massive road improvement program over the next three years, a continued freeze on recreation fees and a 2.,5 per cent increase in transit fares. See story


(Posted Oct. 14)
New park and ride lot eyed for Navan Road, Trim Road lot to be expanded

The city is exploring options to build a new park and ride lot on Navan Road, while also planning to expand the Trim Road lot by 380 vehicles in order to meet increasing demand from commuters. See story


(Posted Oct. 13)
Annual grape harvest a real 'family' affair

Just last weekend, Karine Circé held a wine and cheese party at the Domaine Perrault winery in Navan. It was her first time at the winery, but it wouldn't be her last. Two days later she was back at the winery, celebrating her birthday by taking part in this year's grape harvest with about a dozen other volunteer pickers including several customers like herself. See story


(Posted Oct. 7)
McNeely defeats Conservative coalition, earns three-peat

Running an election against one opponent is never easy, running an election against four opponents is even tougher, especially if they're ganged up against you. See story


(Posted Oct. 3)
Hoop dreams finally come true for Orléans entrepreneur

Merrick Palmer has spent the better part of the last 10 years trying to build a fitness and training centre geared towards his favourite sport of basketball. See story


(Posted Oct. 2)
Young twosome raises over $2,500 for cancer charity

When four-year-old friends Casandra Soublière and Maya Morin heard about a classmate who donated her hair to charity last spring, they were immediately inspired to do the same. See story


(Posted Sept. 26)
Orléans man alleged ringleader of local drug network

Orléans resident Michael Cleroux of Navan Road faces multiple charges including conspiracy to distribute cocaine after being arrested as part of a series of raids across Ottawa and the east end on Wednesday. See story


(Posted Sept. 26)
Ottawa-Orléans incumbent calls for community and economic development summit

Ottawa-Orléans incumbent MPP Phil McNeely is calling for a community and economic development summit to be held after the Oct. 6 provincial election to address the shift of thousands of DND and RCMP jobs to Kanata and Barrhaven and what can be done to mitigate the impact on the community. See story


(Posted Sept. 23)
Orléans' Muslim community proudly unveils new mosque

Construction on the Masjid Balil has come a long way in the past six months, and although there are still a few finishing touches that need to be done like erecting the pulpit and installing the main door, members of Orléans' Muslim community are rightfully proud of the new mosque. See story


(Posted Sept. 22)
Complaints prompt east end bus route changes

Upset customers have prompted OC Transpo to make a number of changes to local routes. Responding to mounting complaints about overcrowded buses, especially during the early morning, OC Transpo has decided to replace standard buses with larger articulated buses on Routes 34, 38, 130 and 134, while supplemental buses have been added to Route 131 and 134. See story


(Posted Sept. 19)
Orléans Terry Fox Run a labour of love for father of young cancer victim

Chris Goneau has been organizing the Orléans Terry Fox Run for the past 10 years. Through most of that time his purpose in putting the event together was to payback all the doctors and health care workers who helped him beat non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1996. See story


(Posted Sept. 6)
Ontario Liberals promise post-secondary tuition break for students

Lower and middle-class families in Ontario can expect a break on university and college tuition should the McGuinty Liberals get re-elected on Oct. 6. See story


(Posted Sept. 2)
Ottawa portion of Hwy. 174 in need of costly repairs

Commuters who regularly use Hwy. 174, could be in for a long wait before a long-term solution is found to the road's rapidly deteriorating condition. See story


(Posted Aug. 30)
Excellent wines and great advice, make for an ideal pairing

Since producing their first bottle of wine in 2006, the Domaine Perrault winery has gained a well-earned reputation for making high quality wines to please even the most discerning of palates. See story


(Posted Aug. 27)
Dapo Fun Day raises money, awareness for peace foundation

The sun was shining and spirits were high on Saturday as more than 100 people took part in the ninth annual Dapo Fun Day in Blackburn Hamlet. See story


(Posted Aug. 19)
City to name Avalon splash pad after young drowning victim

Jérèmie Audette was only two-years-old when he accidentally drowned in a backyard swimming pool while on a play day with his caregiver last summer. See story


(Posted Aug. 15)
Leeming Danceworks member wins Teen Dancer of the Year title

When 15-year-old Keanu Uchia moved to Leeming Danceworks from the Elite Dance Studio in 2009, he did so with the hope of taking his dancing to the next level. See story


(Posted Aug. 13)
Province pledges $60M to build Orléans Family Health Hub

Plans to build an innovative primary health care facility in Ottawa-Orléans took a giant step forward on Friday as Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely was joined by Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli to announce that the province has committed $60 million to build the first phase of the Orléans Family Health Hub. See story


(Posted Aug. 7)
Hundreds turnout for chance to meet Lord Stanley's cup

When Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien brought the Stanley Cup to his parents' home on Navan Road on Saturday it was supposed to be a quiet family affair, but news travels fast in Orléans and by 4 p.m. about 500 people were lined up for a chance to meet Julien and have their picture taken with the most famous mug in sports. See story


(Posted Aug. 1)
Former Orléans HS wrestler suing Abdullah the Butcher

Cairine Wilson alumnus turned professional wrestler Devon Nicholson is suing a former opponent for allegedly infecting him with Hepatitis C during a wrestling match. See story


(Posted July 28)
Kevin Howe moves one step closer to Top 10 on SYTYCD Canada

Orléans dancer Kevin Howe moved one step closer to the coveted Top 10 on "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" after wowing the judges and the viewers with a high tempo hip hop routine performed with partner Carlena Britch. See story


(Posted July 24)
Armstrong family farm celebrates 150th anniversary

At a time when traditional family farms seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate, it's nice to know that in Eastern Ontario the family farm is alive and well. See story


(Posted July 22)
Spice up your summer BBQ with a visit to Bearbrook Game Meat

Bearbrook Game Meat is one of the best kept secrets in the east end. Located on Dunning Road in the former municipality of Cumberland, the Bearbrook Game Meat deli store is the place to go to spice up your weekend BBQ. See story


(Posted July 21)
Baby left in sweltering van the result of 'miscommunication'

The Ottawa Police Service has decided not to charge an Orléans couple who left their three-week-old infant in a sweltering minivan last Saturday, calling the incident the result of a "miscommunication". See story


(Posted July 20)
Splash Wave Pool expansion benefits local aquatic programs

The newly-renovated Splash Wave Pool was "officially" opened on Tuesday as nearly 30 kids, including Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney, jumped into the new 25-metre lap pool, en masse, following a more traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. See story


(Posted July 17)
Colonel By grad tops Class of 2011

It's not everyday you come across a student who is upset about getting a 99 per cent average, but Colonel By grad Prashanth Srinivasan is just that student. See story


(Posted July 17)
Orléans infant left alone in parked car for nearly an hour during midday heat

A 19-month-old infant left alone in a parked car near the Home Depot store at Innes and Tenth Line Road for close to an hour on Saturday is doing fine after being rescued by police who had to break a window in order to gain entry to the vehicle. See story


(Posted July 14)
Orléans dancer survives first elimination round on SYTYCD Canada

Fallingbrook native Kevin Howe is having the time of his life as a competitor on "So You Think You Can Dance Canada". He and his partner Teya Wild avoided the bottom three this week with a solid contemporary performance to "You Lost Me" by Christina Aguilera. See story


(Posted July 12)
Third Family Health Team launched in Orléans

Orléans has gone from a "have not" community when it comes to access to health care services, to very much a "have" community with the launch of a third Family Health Team in the east end. See story


(Posted July 11)
Orléans Montessori school to remain open under new management

Parents and teachers at Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (BHMS) in Orléans were caught off-guard last month when the board of directors suddenly announced the east campus school on Youville Drive would be closing its doors at the end August. See story


(Posted July 9)
Orléans native makes final cut on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada'

Orléans native Kevin Howe has made the final cut in the auditions for "So You Think You Can Dance Canada". The 22-year-old Fallingbrook resident was chosen among the top 11 males for the live broadcasts of the popular show which begin Monday night. See story


(Posted June 30)
Cheddar Et Cetera granted three year exemption to keep rooftop cow

The city's planning committee has granted the owner of Chedder Et Cetera a three year exemption from the permanent sign bylaw, thus allowing the store to keep it's now famous plastic cow on its roof. See story


(Posted June 27)
From an Orléans trailer park to Stanley Cup champion, Claude Julien's journey is one remarkable story

When the Boston Bruins were celebrating their recent Stanley Cup win over the Vancouver Canucks, an older couple was standing off to the side of the dressing room trying not to get drenched by the champagne. See story


(Posted June 22)
Staff report upholds prohibition of roof top cow

The battle to keep a statue of a cow on the roof of the Cheddar Et Cetera store in Fallingbrook is about to heat up again after the release of a staff report calling for the statue's removal. See story


(Posted June 21)
Planning committee approves Quarry Glen development one day after city takes developer to court for cutting down trees

A controversial condo project planned for an abandoned quarry in Orleans Wood has been approved by the city's planning committee one day after city staff charged the developer for allegedly cutting down trees without a permit last January. See story


(Posted June 20)
23 young people honoured at Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards

David Nsabua is the national youth champion in the triple jump. Kellie Ring is a member of the under-17 national women's basketball team and Rebecca Xu has a 95 per cent average in the International Baccalaureate program at Colonel By High School and an award-winning pianist who has done more than 500 hours of community service in the past four years. See story


(Posted June 19)
Carivibe parade attracts thousands, beach party a huge success

St. Joseph Blvd. was awash with the rhythms of the Caribbean on Saturday, as thousands of people took in the second annual Carivibe Parade under a clear blue sky and temperatures that were truly "island" like. See story


(Posted June 19)
Beacon Hill councillor's inaugural community fun fair and BBQ a hit with constituents

Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney's first attempt at organizing a community fun fair went off with barely a hitch on Saturday as hundreds of area residents gobbled out more than 5,000 free hot dogs while enjoying an eclectic mix of free entertainment all made possible by a long list of sponsors. See story


(Posted June 19)
New Carlsbad Springs Community Centre opens to rave reviews

Carlsbad Springs has a new community centre and the residents of the small east community couldn't be happier or more proud. See story


(Posted June 17)
Second phase of interprovincial bridge study begins in earnest

The seemingly neverending debate over where an interprovincial bridge should be built in the east end began in earnest this week with a series of three Community Value Planning Sessions. See story


(Posted June 17)
Public gets first look at Trim Road widening and realignment project

After nearly eight years of delays, discussion and debate, construction of the Trim Road realignment will soon begin with the installation of new water main along the proposed route from Portobello to Valin, including servicing to Cardinal Creek Park. See story


(Posted June 15)
Police investigate pair of indecent acts in Convent Glen South

The Ottawa police are asking residents in Convent Glen South to be on the lookout for a male suspect responsible for commiting two indecent acts last week. See story


(Posted June 12)
Orléans Soap Box Derby runs smoothly, good time had by all

The 6th Annual Orléans Soap Box Derby went off without a hitch on Saturday as more than 80 competitors squared off in five different divisions including, for the first time ever, an adult division. See story


(Posted June 10)
After 30-years, Orléans finally has a hotel to call its own

In a community that hasn't had a hotel to call its own in nearly 30 years, a four month delay in the opening of the new Quality Inn at the corner of St. Joseph Blvd. and Tenth Line Road barely mattered a wick on Thursday as more than 200 people celebrated the festive occasion. See story


(Posted June 9)
Strong winds topple historic church steeple in Sarsfield

High winds that broke branches and toppled trees in Orléans on Wednesday night, also managed to rip a 55-foot section from the steeple on top of Saint-Hugues church in Sarsfield, leaving a crumpled heap of twisted metal and splintered wood in the church parking lot. See story


(Posted June 8)
Parents band together in bid to save Orléans Montessori school

Parents at the Bishop Hamilton Montessori School on Youville Drive are banding together to try and keep the school open on the heels of a decision by the school's board of governors to close the east end campus and sell the property. See story


(Posted June 8)
The fix is in: Ontario government announces $200 million project to fix the Split

The Ontario government will be spending at least $200 million over the next three years to fix the Hwy. 174/417 interchange and widen the Queensway from the Split to Nicholas Street, fulfilling a promise Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely made in the 2007 provincial election. See story


(Posted June 2)
Haitian students ready to return to home with full toolbox

A graduation ceremony was held for 39 young Haitian students at Le Centre des métiers Minto on Wednesday, drawing to an end a four-month long experience that saw them learn everything from basic plumbing to wood frame construction. See story


(Posted June 1)
Parents left scrambling in wake of surprise decision to close Orléans Montessori school

Two weeks ago, Riyani Perera never could have imagined being at the centre of a whirlwind that is threatenting to close an Orléans institution and one of the most successful early learning facilities in Ottawa. See story


(Posted June 1)
Yard Sale for the Cure raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer Foundation

There's a well known saying that one man's junk is another man's treasure. That was definitely the case on Sunday morning asn 1-800-GOT-JUNK managed to raise over $2,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation during their annual Yard Sale for the Cure in the parking lot outside the Silver City movie theatre. See story


(Posted May 28)
Province to provide up to $22 million to build Hunt Club interchange

East end commuters will soon have a direct route to the south end of the city and the Ottawa International Airport after the province of Ontario announced Friday that it would be providing the City of Ottawa with $22 million to complete the Hunt Club extension and build a new interchange at Hwy. 417. See story


(Posted May 21)
Exacto knife blades found inbedded in Orléans play structure

City of Ottawa recreation officials have launched a systematic inspection of area play structures after a number of Exacto knife blades were found melted into a play structure near Springridge. See story


(Posted May 14)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay4Life' raises $41,000 for cancer research

More than 100 students from Carine Wilson Secondary School in Orléans, gathered at the Navan Fairgrounds on Friday to take part in a 12-hour "Relay4Life" event, capping off a six week campaign that raised over $41,000. See story


(Posted May 12)
St. Peter High School students fill food bank shelves with more than 41,000 items

A last minute push to collect donations for the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre's food program turned into a flood as students at St. Peter High School in Fallingbrook collected more than 41,000 food items during the school's annual Canley Cup. See story


(Posted May 3)
Historic night sees Conservative incumbent win record third mandate

After becoming the first Conservative MP to get re-elected in Orléans in 136 years last time out, Royal Galipeau has now become the first Conservative to ever win three successive mandates in the riding after defeating Liberal challenger David Bertschi in Monday's federal election. See story


(Posted May 1)
Sun shines on 11th annual Cuts for Cancer event

For the past 10 years, Diann's Hair Salon owner Diann Lalande and her daughter Sylvie Simard have been devoting one day every spring to help raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and during that time they have heard countless stories of loss and heroism. See story


(Posted April 30)
Montfort Hospital group departs for Himilayas

A group of physicians, professionals and business leaders representing the Montfort Hospital are heading to Katmandu, Nepal this weekend where they will set out on a three-week trek to Mount Everest to help raise money for a new scanning machine for the surgery department. See story


(Posted April 29)
Queenswood Heights couple mourns loss of family dogs in early morning blaze

A Queenswood Heights couple are grieving the loss of their two cocker spaniels after a fire gutted their Galloway Street home early Friday morning. See story


(Posted April 28)
High winds play havoc with local election signs

Strong winds on Thursday played havoc with area election signs leaving them torn, toppled and in a general state of disrepair just days before Monday's vote. See story


(Posted April 28)
Local Liberal candidate receives pair of last minute endorsements

When you’re a political candidate trying to topple an incumbent you can use all the help you can get. For Ottawa-Orléans Liberal hopeful David Bertschi that help has come in the form of two 11th hour endorsements, one from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the other from the Ottawa Citizen. See story


(Posted April 27)
Ottawa-Orléans has 4th highest advance poll turnout in the country

So much for voter apathy. Ottawa-Orléans voters turned out in record numbers over the weekend to particpate in series of three advance polls leading up to next Monday's federal election. See story


(Posted April 25)
Easter weekend the perfect time to shed a few branches

One of the most important steps to ensuring the longevity and health of your trees and shrubs is regular pruning. Pruning is an essential part of gardening, but like all gardening there is a proper time to do it and a time not to. See story


(Posted April 22)
City considers naming Portobello splash pad after young drowning victim

The City of Ottawa is considering a proposal to name the splash pad in Portobello Park after Jérémie Audette, a two-year-old boy who accidentally drowned during an outing at a home daycare in Orléans last summer. See story


(Posted April 22)
NDP candidate a no-show at spirited Ottawa-Orléans debate

While the NDP continues to soar in the latest opinion polls, their local candidate was nowhere to be found at an all-candidates debate Friday night. See story


(Posted April 21)
Ottawa-Orléans campaign shaping up as two-horse race

With less than two weeks to go before the federal election, most residents in Ottawa-Orléans have already decided who they're going to vote for. In fact, many of them had their minds made up before the writ was dropped. See story


(Posted April 17)
Hwy. 174 reopened after Cyrville bridge demolition completed on schedule

Hwy. 174 between Blair Road and St. Laurent Blvd. has been reopened after the successful demolition of the Cyrville Road overpass on Sunday. See story


(Posted April 15)
Province awards design contract for Queensway widening, split fix

As workers prepare to demolish the Cyrville Road bridge this weekend to make way for the future widening of the split, Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil Mcneely announced on Friday that the province has awarded the contract for the design phase of the project to McCormick Rankin. See story


(Posted April 15)
Ignatieff makes Orléans house call to tout Liberal Family Pack

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff dropped by the Chohan household in Fallingbrook Friday morning to put a human face on the "Liberal Family Pack" which he unveiled for the first time during a campaign stop last week. See story


(Posted April 15)
NDP recruit university student to run in Ottawa-Orléans

A twentysomething university student of Haitian descent has added her name to the ballot in Ottawa-Orléans for the New Democratic Party. See story


(Posted April 15)
One and only Ottawa-Orléans debate set for
April 21

Local voters will have their one and only chance to see all four federal candidates in action at an all-cadidates debate set for April 21 at the Shenkman Arts Centre. See story


(Posted April 14)
Police make arrest in Orléans carjacking case

The Ottawa Police have made an arrest in connection with the carjacking that took place in Chatelaine Village on Monday night. See story


(Posted April 13)
Council approves biweekly garbage pickup, delays implementation for 18 months

Ottawa city council approved biweekly garbage collection on Wednesday, and then voted to delay the move until November 2012 in order to give residents an extra six months to get used to the idea. See story


(Posted April 13)
Veteran MPP calls it a day after 41 years in politics

When Jean-Marc Lalonde was first elected to Rockland town council in October 1970, John Robarts was still Premier of Ontario and the NHL only had 12 teams. See story


(Posted April 12)
Police identify Orléans carjacker, expect to make arrest soon

Investigators say they know the identity of a young man who hijacked an SUV near Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. and Tenth Line Road on Monday night and then led police on a high speed chase before crashing the vehicle on a downtown street and escaping on foot. See story


(Posted April 10)
Overnight storm triggers landslide on St. Joseph, sparks house fire in Navan

A fierce electrical storm that blew through Eastern Ontario early this morning left its mark in the east end, downing tree limbs, causing localized power outages and sparking a house fire in Navan. See story


(Posted April 8)
Ottawa-Orléans MP kicks-off re-election bid

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau officially launched his election campaign on Thursday with the opening of his campaign headquarters on Tenth Line Road in Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted April 7)
Committee approves EA for Hwy. 174

The City of Ottawa transportation committee has given its stamp of approval for an Environmental Assessment for the future widening of Hwy. 174 between Trim Road and Canaan Road. See story


(Posted April 7)
NCC awards contract for second phase of interprovincial crossings study

The National Capital Commission has awarded the contract for the second phase of the environmental assessment for an interprovincial crossing to the same group that conducted the first phase of the study. See story


(Posted April 6)
Proposed motion recommends renaming Blackburn Bypass Extension 'Brian Coburn Boulevard'

Former Cumberland Mayor and provincial Cabinet minister Brian Coburn may soon have a street named after him. Cumberland Ward Coun. Stephen Blais has prepared a motion for the next planning committee meeting calling on the city to rename the Blackburn Bypass Extension, 'Brian Coburn Boulevard'. See story


(Posted April 6)
OC Transpo staff, city councillors get an earful over proposed route changes

More than 200 people packed into the Orléans Client Service Centre on Thursday night to express their feelings on OC Transpo's plans to "optimize" bus service in the east end. See story


(Posted April 3)
Local Liberal candidate officially kicks off campaign

An energetic and upbeat David Bertschi officially kicked off his campaign on Sunday by cutting the ribbon on his St. Joseph Blvd. campaign headquarters and making an argument for change. See story


(Posted April 3)
Newly-expanded Splash Wave Pool open for business

The Splash Wave Pool on Ogilvie Road in Gloucester reopened on Monday after being closed for renovations for nearly a year. See story


(Posted April 3)
Perfect weather boosts attendance at Cumberland MapleFest

A picture perfect spring weekend helped boosts attendance at this year's Cumberland Lions MapleFest which was expected to draw more than 1700 people by the time the final pancake was served. See story


(Posted April 1)
East end schools rank high in latest Fraser Institute report card

The east end’s elementary schools rank among the very best in Ottawa and the province when it comes to teaching their students the three-Rs. See story


(Posted March 31)
Beacon Hill catholic elementary school most improved in the city

The students and staff at Brother Andre Catholic School in Beacon Hill have come a long way. In 2006, it ranked among the lowest in the province according to the Fraser Institute's annual report card on Ontario schools with a 2.4 rating out of 10. See story


(Posted March 30)
Provincial budget contains good news for east end commuters

Orléans commuters recieved some long awaited good news in the provincial budget on Tuesday in the form of a commitment to add additional lanes to the Queensway between Nicholas Street and the split. See story


(Posted March 29)
Orléans mosque enters final phase of construction

The Mosjid Bilal mosque on Innes Road is nearing completion as workers prepare for what should be a busy spring. See story


(Posted March 28)
Environment committee approves 3.9% increase in water and sewer rates

The city's environmental services committee stuck to the game plan on Monday, passing a 3.9 per cent water and sewer rate increase established in the department's draft budget. See story


(Posted March 27)
East end high schools experience modest rise in police calls

The level of criminal activity within the east end's 11 high schools rose modestly in 2010, in stark contrast to high schools in the the rest of the city which saw a 23 per cent increase in police calls. See story


(Posted March 27)
Local Scouts take part in annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo

More than 150 local Scouts and Cubs gathered at the Orléans United Church on Saturday to take part in the annual Odawa Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo. See story


(Posted March 25)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights gets library room named in her honour

Lori Nash, was queen for a day on Wednesday. The Queenswood Heights resident and long-time friend of the Cumberland Library was the guest of honour at a special dedication ceremony to rename the library's meeting room in her honour. See story


(Posted March 24)
Orléans man dies in crash and fatal car fire at the split

An Orléans man perished in a fiery crash Wednesday night when his pick-up truck slammed into a concrete pillar at the Queensway/Hwy. 174 split and burst into flames. See story


(Posted March 24)
OC Transpo unveils proposed route changes for Orléans

Bus service in Orléans faces some major changes as part of a city-wide restructuring by OC Transpo aimed at saving $7.5 million in 2011 and $22 million in subsequent years. See story


(Posted March 23)
Family and friends say goodbye to 22-year-old stabbing victim

Family and friends of Scott Ledoux, 22, packed into the Kelly Funeral Home on St. Joseph Boulevard on Tuesday to say goodbye to a young man who's life was cut short far too soon. See story


(Posted March 23)
Orléans woman wins Lotto Max million

A lawyer from Orléans is Ottawa`s latest lotto millionaire after winning the Maxmillion prize in the March 11 Lotto Max draw. See story


(Posted March 22)
Police arrest gun-toting teen near elementary school

A 16-year-old male is in police custody after being apprehended near École élémentaire publique L'Odyssée in Convent Glen South on Tuesday afternoon. See story


(Posted March 22)
Work to begin next week on Cyrville Road bridge

Crews will begin work to replace and lengthen the Cyrville Road bridge next week, a process that is expected to take 10-12 months to complete. See story


(Posted March 21)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign fails to make Top 5

For the past five months the village of Navan has been hockey mad. They've held rallies, contests, social gatherings and even a parade, all in the hope of winning the 2011 Kraft Hockeyville contest. See story


(Posted March 19)
Stabbing suspect to remain in custody after making first court appearance

Eighteen-year-old Ben Taylor of Orléans made his first court appearance on Saturday in connection with the stabbing death of Scott Ledoux, 22. See story


(Posted 7:30 p.m., March 18)
22-year-old stabbed to death at Orléans house party

A 22 -year-old Orléans man is dead after being stabbed during a raucous party in a rented basement apartment on Cousineau Street early Friday morning. See story


(Posted March 13)
Cumberland library 'friend' to have room named in her honour

A long-time friend of the Cumberland Library will have a meeting roomed named in her honour during a special dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23 . See story


(Posted March 12)
Liberals announce plans to expand full-day kindergarten program

The provincial government has announced plans to introduce full-day kindergarten in nine more east end schools in 2012, bringing the total number of schools offering the early learning program in 2012 to 17. See story


(Posted March 10)
18 local women receive Leading Women Building Communities Award

Eighteen women from Orléans were honoured for the work they've done in the community during a special ceremony at Gabriel's Restaurant on Tuesday. See story


(Posted March 9)
Navan makes Kraft Hockeyville Top 10

Let the voting begin. The east end village of Navan has made the Top 10 of the Kraft Hockeyville contest and is in the running to win $100,000 to upgrade the Navan Memorial Arena and host an NHL pre-season game. See story


(Posted March 9)
Council passes 2011 budget with 2.45 per cent tax increase

Ottawa city council passed the 2011 budget in record time on Tuesday, taking just three hours to approve the $2.4 billion operating budget which includes a 2.45 per cent tax increase. See story


(Posted March 4)
It's official; Bear Hug event is recognized by Guinness World Records

An event that started out as a tribute to a former St. Matthew High School student will assume its rightful place in Guinness World Records after officials with the organization confirmed that last year's Bear Hug III broke the former mark for the world's largest bear hug. See story


(Posted March 3)
Man robs Blackburn gas station at knifepoint

Ottawa Police are looking for a white male, said to be in his early 20s, after the Petro Canada gas station in Blackburn Hamlet was held up Tuesday night. See story


(Posted March 3)
Local residents offer their two cents worth on proposed budget

Local residents had their chance to comment on the City of Ottawa draft budget during a public consultation meeting at the Shenkman Arts Centre Monday night attended by Mayor Jim Watson and all four east end city councillors. See story


(Posted Feb. 28)
Hundreds turnout for Hockey Day in Navan

The little village of Navan was turned into Hockeyville for the day on Sunday as hundreds of people came out in a massive showing of community support for the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign. See story


(Posted Feb. 19)
Province announces first key step to fixing the split

East end commuters are nothing if not patient. For years they`ve had to endure the rush hour grind of having to navigate through the engineering anomaly affectionately known as "the split". See story


(Posted Feb. 16)
Police investigate attempted child abduction near Orléans elementary school

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating an attempted child abduction outside Terry Fox Elementary School in Convent Glen North on Monday. See story


(Posted Feb. 17)
OC Transpo proposes major overhaul to local bus service

Bus service in Orléans faces some major changes as part of a city-wide restructuring by OC Transpo aimed at saving $7.2 million in 2011 and $22 million in 2012. See story


(Posted Feb. 16)
Proposed budget limits water and sewer rate increase to 3.9 per cent

An increase in water consumption means the city will be able to limit a proposed increase in the water and sewer rates to 3.9 per cent in 2011, the lowest such increase in eight years. See story


(Posted Feb. 14)
Seniors encouraged to file income tax return to qualify for tax credits

Ontario's seniors are being encouraged to file their income tax returns for 2010 in order to qualify for hundreds of dollars in tax credits and other benefits. See story


(Posted Feb. 11)
Police issue break-in alert for Blackburn Hamlet

The Ottawa Police Service is asking residents in Blackburn Hamlet to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in the wake of a series of daytime break-ins over the past eight months. See story


(Posted Feb. 8)
OPP warns ice fishing enthusiasts against drinking and fishing

Ice fishing and Budweiser, they go together like bread and butter or at least they do for many ice fishing enthusiasts. See story


(Posted Feb. 7)
Arson Unit called in to investigate Orléans fire

The Ottawa Police Service Arson Unit has been called in to investigate a suspicious fire that caused $50,000 damage to a house on Simard Drive in Chateauneuf early Sunday morning. See story


(Posted Feb. 6)
Monfort to benefit from additional MRI funding

The provincial government is putting more money into MRIs, allowing Ottawa's three major hospitals to extend the hours of their MRI clinics and reduce wait times. See story


(Posted Feb. 6)
Provincial government enhances student assistance program

The provincial government has unveiled a long list of enhancements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program, better known as OSAP, aimed at helping post-secondary students finish their studies and transition into the workforce. See story


(Posted Feb. 3)
Final push lifts Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign into first place

Close to 80 people marched down Colonial Road in Navan on Sunday in one last show of support for the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign. See story


(Posted Jan. 23)
Over 1,000 flock to Shenkman Arts Centre for Orléans Wellness Expo

Over 1,000 people flocked to the Shenkman Arts Centre on Saturday to get some tips on how to live a healthier, fitter and more well-rounded life during the Orléans Wellness Expo. See story


(Posted Jan. 22)
Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre official opens for business

The newly-relocated Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre held it's official opening on Friday and the energy in the building could have lit up the entire east end. See story


(Posted Jan. 21)
Police warn Orléans women about parking lot thefts

The Ottawa Police Service is warning female residents in Orléans to be on the lookout following a rash of well-orchestrated thefts in the past three weeks. See story


(Posted Jan. 19)
Draft budget provides funding for Trim Road realignment, Blackburn Bypass Extension

Commuters in the far east end of Orléans will soon see work begin on realigning and widening Trim Road, after the project was included in the city's draft capital budget tabled at a special city council meeting on Wednesday. See story


(Posted Jan. 19)
Draft budget delivers 2.45% tax hike, rec fee freeze

After promising to limit municipal tax increases to 2.5 per cent, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson came through with flying colours on Wednesday, unveiling a propsed draft budget that limits the tax increase to 2.45 per cent. See story


(Posted Jan. 18)
Electrical room fire causes minor damage to Orléans Best Western

The as yet to be opened Best Western Hotel at the corner of Tenth Line Rd. and St. Joseph Blvd. suffered a minor setback on Tuesday in the form of a minor fire in the building's electrical room. See story


(Posted Jan. 11)
Former Orléans teacher gets nine months for possessing child porn

Paul André Dumais, a former teacher at École élémentaire publique Jeanne Sauvé in Fallingbrook, has been sentenced to nine months in jail for possessing child pornography while still a teacher at the school. See story


(Posted Jan. 11)
U of O Students’ Union being sued over universal bus pass

The University of Ottawa Students’ Union plans to fight a lawsuit filed by nine students upset over having to pay $145 per semester for the controversial Universal Bus Pass which were introduced in September. See story


(Posted Jan. 10)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign gains momentum

It felt like old home week at the Navan Memorial Arena on Sunday as area residents, both young and old, gathered to celebrate Vintage Hockey Day and show their support for the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign. See story


(Posted Jan. 8)
Navan-area servicemen happy to be back home

Two Navan area men received a hero's welcome Friday night at a reception welcoming home members of the military who have recently returned from Afghanistan. See story


(Posted Jan. 7)
Proposed changes to garbage pick-up schedule raises concerns

A staff report proposing a number of options to help make waste collection and recycling more efficient is being met with opposition before the ink has barely had time to dry. See story


(Posted Jan. 7)
Early morning bomb scare temporarily closes
Price Chopper store

The Price Chopper store on St. Joseph Blvd. had to be evacuated this morning after an employee found a suspicious item behind a garbage compactor and brought into the back storeroom. See story


(Posted Jan. 3)
2011 marks 150th anniversary of the town of Navan

In 2005, it was Ottawa's turn. In 2010, Orléans celebrated it's 150th birthday. Now it's Navan's turn. The east end village officially came into existence in 1861 when Michael O'Meara established the first post office in the area. See story


(Posted Dec. 29)
Trio sent to hospital after pair of accidents on eastern Hwy. 417

Three men spent the night in hospital after a pair of accidents on the eastern portion of Hwy. 417 between Anderson Road and Rockdale Road. See story


(Posted Dec. 27)
Christmas night blaze leaves Orléans townhouse residents out in the cold

At least eight residents living in an Orleans Wood townhome unit engulfed in flames Christmas night will be spending the rest of their holiday and the foreseeable future living in temporary quarters while the damage is assessed and the units are rebuilt. See story


(Posted Dec. 24)
Belcourt Blvd. couple takes 'Deck the Halls' to a whole new level

If you happen to be in search of a little Christmas spirit this year, you need look no further than 1360 Belcourt Blvd. It's the first house on the left past the entrance to the Belcourt Manor seniors residence. See story


(Posted Dec. 19)
Orléans home daycare operators face provincial charges

Two home daycare operators in Orléans have been charged by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for violating several regulations under the Ontario Nurseries Act. See story


(Posted Dec. 17)
Ontario court denies Khawaja appeal, increases sentence to life in prison

The Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by convicted Orléans terrorist Momin Khawaja to have his sentence of 10 1/2 years reduced, and instead imposed a maximum sentence of life in prison. See story


(Posted Dec. 6)
Navan for Hockeyville kick-off a huge success

What a difference a year makes. When the group behind the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign kicked off their effort last year they were literally snowed under by a massive storm that dumped 15 cm of the white stuff on area roads which kept everyone except the bravest and the craziest at home. See story


(Posted Dec. 6)
Colonel By grad to return to Canada following harrowing ordeal

Former Colonel By graduate Myda Egrnajer is expected to return home today five days after a reunion with her father in the Caribbean Sea turned into a nightmare encounter with a group of pirates off the coast of Hunduras that resulted in his murder and her harrowing escape. See story


(Posted Dec. 3)
Fire destroys home near Cumberland Village

An executive home on Hwy. 174 near Cumberland Village has been left in ruin after it was gutted by a fire on Friday. Ottawa firefighters spent most of the day battling the blaze and the highway had to be closed through the rush hour forcing vehicles to be detoured down Old Montreal Rd. See story


(Posted Dec. 2)
Mayor pledges to promote 'culture of fiscal responsibility'

The task of governing the City of Ottawa for the next four years began in earnest Wednesday night with the official swearing-in of the new city council and Mayor Jim Watson at the Shenkman Arts Centre. See story


(Posted Nov. 29)
Orléans kindergarten teacher succumbs to cancer

Courage, hope and determination are three words that could easily describe Stéphanie Lanctôt-Lamb, the 25-year-old kindergarten teacher who captured the hearts of Orléans residents during her year long battle with cancer. See story


(Posted Nov. 28)
Thousands turnout to greet Santa during annual Parade of Lights

Tens of thousands of people lined braved frigid conditions Saturday night to watch Santa's Parade of Lights and welcome the big man himself to Orléans. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
Navan songstress makes a splash at Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Navan's very own singing sensation Lola Spriggs hooked up with one of Ottawa's most famous fashion designers to make a grand red carpet entrance at the recent Hollywood Music in Media Awards. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
OC Transpo operators voice concerns over roundabout

Surprise, surprise, OC Transpo bus drivers are not big fans of the Orléans Roundabout. Bus drivers whose routes take them through the controversial traffic circle are complaining of delays and having to go up on to the curb when driving into the roundabout. See story


(Posted Nov. 18)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S. kicks off 12th annual Toy Mountain campaign

Staff and students gathered in the foyer of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Wednesday to kick off the school's 12th annual Toy Mountain campaign. See story


(Posted Nov. 18)
Public board puts controversial student survey on hold

Students enrolled in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board will have to wait before they can fill out a controversial survey containing questions concerning their sexual orientation as well less personal questions such as "What language do you speak at home?" and "Do you plan to graduate from high school?" See story


(Posted Nov. 13)
Raw pet food supplier just the ticket for healthier, happier pets

Dog and cat owners concerned about what they feed their pets need look no further than PoshNosh, a gourmet pet food supplier that specializes in nutritional raw foods. See story


(Posted Nov. 12)
Hundreds turn out for local Remembrance Day ceremonies

"Perfect" is the only word that can be used to describe the first Remembrance Day ceremony ever held at the new cenotaph in Navan on Thursday. See story


(Posted Nov. 11)
Watson picks Navan resident as new Chief of Staff

Mayor-elect Jim Watson has selected an eastender to be his Chief of Staff as he prepares to take over for outgoing mayor Larry O'Brien on Dec. 1. See story


(Posted Nov. 6)
Sarsfield dairy farmers rally to aid one of their own

A fire that destroyed 70 heifers and calves on a dairy farm on Canaan Road in the far east end of Ottawa early Thursday morning was extinguished before it had a chance to cause even more damage. See story


(Posted Nov. 1)
Orléans man facing deportation exploring his options

An Orléans man facing deportation has not given up on trying to stay in Canada and eventually being reunited with his wife and daughter. See story


(Posted Nov. 1)
Fundraising event raises awareness of Darfur through music

Seventeen-year-old Justin Blake is on a mission to open people's eyes to the plight of Darfur, a wartorn region in the northeast African nation of Sudan where seven years of conflict and strife has left tens of thousands of people dead and forced millions more into refugee camps. See story


(Posted Oct. 21)
Hundreds turn out to dedicate new cenotaph in Navan

Navan has a new cenotpah to honour it's fallen war heroes and the few men remaining who served in the Second World War couldn't be prouder. See story


(Posted Oct. 12)
Moose dies after romp through Fallingbrook area

A large male moose died after wandering into the Fallingbrook area on Monday. Officials believe the animal succumbed to stress and internal injuries suffered while trying to scale fences and crashing into buildings and other manmade objects. See story


(Posted Oct. 6)
Second annual solar boat competition a huge success

Projet Karyne held their second annual solar boat competition last Friday and by every measure it was a huge success. Twenty-four teams representing eight different schools from as far away as Pembroke and Cornwall entered the competition which tests the students' knowledge, ingenuitiy and creativity in designing and building model boats powered exclusively on solar power. See story


(Posted Sept. 20)
Team Valerie raises over $25,000 during local Terry Fox Run

Valérie Goneau has been helping her father Chris organize the Orléans Terry Fox Run for the past 10 years as a way to celebrate his success in beating cancer 13 years ago. See story


(Posted Sept. 15)
Fire Marshal called in to investigate Cumberland Estates fire

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed a multi-million home on Wilhaven Drive early Tuesday morning. See story


(Posted Sept. 14)
O'Brien, Watson square off in debate, Haydon walks out

Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien squared off against his main opponent on Monday night during a debate hosted by the Ottawa Taxpayers' Advisory Group. See story


(Posted Sept. 10)
Budding acting careers the glue that bonds Fallingbrook sisters

Sabrina and Samantha Chan have been acting as long as they can remember. The two sisters starred in a commercial for the Sierra Club 11 years years ago when Samantha was four and Sabrina was just 18-months-old. See story


(Posted Aug. 31)
Local miss becomes first dancer to hold national titles simultaneously

Emma Bohn collects trophies and competition cups the way some of us collect loose change. Having danced competitvely for the past five years she's already collected enough trophies to fill her parents' basement. See story


(Posted Aug. 30)
Dapo Day blessed with perfect weather, terrific turnout and lots and lots of positive energy

More than 500 people gathered in Blackburn Park in Blackburn Hamlet on Saturday to celebrate the life of Dapo Agoro who was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight in June 2002, three weeks before his high school graduation. See story


(Posted Aug. 22)
Gudbransons celebrate cancer-free anniversary with very special guest

It's been five years since Dennis Gudbranson received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. The Chapel Hill South resident was eight-years-old and running out of time having been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. See story


(Posted Aug. 22)
Community turns out to support young woman battling cancer

Love was in the air on Chenier Way in Fallingbrook on Sunday as more than 350 people came out to support Stéphanie Lanctôt, a 25-year-old school teacher who has been battling cancer for the past year. See story


(Posted Aug. 20)
Heart of Orléans BIA launches program to offset roundabout construction

As construction begins on the St. Joseph roundabout, the group representing businesses along Orléans "Main Street" is taking a proactive approach to enticing residents to continue to patronize local shops and restaurants. See story


(Posted Aug. 20)
Ottawa lifeguards capture provincial championship on home surf

A team of lifeguards from across the city proved that they are among the very best in the province at the Ontario Waterfront Lifesaving Championships held earlier this week on Petrie Island. See story


(Posted Aug. 14)
Police decide not to lay charges in pool death of Orléans toddler

After consulting with the Crown Attorney's office, the Ottawa police will not be laying charges in connection with the drowning death of a two-year-old boy at a home-based daycare in Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted Aug. 6)
Rothwell Heights residence scene of drive-by shooting

The peace and tranquility of the normally staid east end community of Rothwell Heights was shattered by the sound of gun fire Wednesday morning as a local residence was the target of a drive-by shooting. See story


(Posted Aug. 3)
Commentary: City plays the ostrich as Petrie Island geese population multiplies

The growing geese population at Petrie Island is starting to become a major embarrassment for the City of Ottawa and city council in particular. See story


(Posted July 29)
Daycare party ends in tragedy as two-year-old drowns in outdoor pool

A backyard party organized by home daycare providers in South Fallingbrook ended in tragedy Wednesday morning when a two-year-old boy somehow fell into an above ground pool and drowned. See story


(Posted July 26)
Kites 4 Cancer event a soaring success

The skies above Petrie Island were filled with kites on the weekend as the 4th annual Kites 4 Cancer event was held on Sunday to raise awareness and money for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. See story


(Posted July 21)
Lack of rain results in banner summer at Petrie Island beaches

It's been a banner summer so far at Petrie Island's three main beaches as a lack of rain has kept e-coli levels down resulting in only two days during which the beaches have been closed. See story


(Posted July 20)
Navan songtress still a hometown girl at heart despite recent success

Lola Spriggs is having the time of her life. After a lengthy singing career spanning the last 24 years, she is finally enjoying the type of success most independent artists can only dream about. See story


(Posted July 20)
19th century farmhouse leveled to make way for condo development

A 19th century farmhouse thought to be one of the earliest stone buildings in Orléans, now lies in rubble after it was demolished last Friday to make way for a condominium development. See story


(Posted July 18)
Local Haitian community celebrates despite troubles back home

It's been a difficult six months for members of the local Haitian community. In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of 225,000 people, the recovery process has been slow and laborious. See story


(Posted July 15)
Local councillor unable to convince colleagues to cancel controversial traffic circle

The controversial roundabout planned for Jeanne d'Arc and St. Joseph boulevards is going ahead after Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette failed to convince his colleagues to cancel the project at a city council meeting on Wednesday. See story


(Posted July 11)
Local Latin community celebrates Spain's World Cup win

On Sunday, Spain erased the ghosts of past World Cups and finally ascended to their righful place as one of the top soccer powers on the planet with 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final of this year's tournament. See story


(Posted July 10)
Controversial traffic circle to cost more than first estimated

The controversial roundabout being built at Jeanne d'Arc and St. Joseph boulevards is going to cost more than first estimated, way more. In fact, it's going to cost $750,000 more. See story


(Posted July 10)
Commentary: Councillor should seize opportunity to cancel roundabout

On Friday, city council found out that the controversial roundabout to be built at the intersection of St. Joseph and Jeanne d'Arc boulevards will cost $750,000 more than first estimated. See story


(Posted July 5)
Thousands turn out to celebrate Canada Day on Petrie Island

Petrie Island was the scene of a massive human gathering on Thursday as an estimated 18,000 people celebrated Canada's 143rd birthday at the east end park with their friends and neighbours. See story


(Posted June 20)
Carivibe event a major success despite afternoon rainshower

Orléans' cultural dversity was on display for all to see on Saturday as members of the local Caribbean community held the first ever Caribvibe parade and jump up party at Petrie Island. See story


(Posted June 16)
Hundreds turnout to help celebrate garden centre's 50th anniversary

J.A. Laporte's Flowers and Nursery celebrated it's 50th anniversary on Saturday with hundreds of loyal customers including a long list of local politicians. See story


(Posted June 10)
Luxury condos ideally located in the west end of Orléans

Over the past 26 years, the Locke family has managed to build one of the most successful independently-owned real estate businesses in the city, if not the entire province. See story


(Posted May 27)
Orléans author pens fantasy romance novel

Debbie Mazzuca has been a fan of fantasy romance novels for most of her adult life. So when the Cardinal Creek resident decided to sit down at her keyboard and write her first novel she chose the genre she knew and loved so well. See story


(Posted May 26)
City to install safety buoys at Petrie Island

The City of Ottawa will be installing safety buoys at all its public beaches in response to the drowning death of a 24-year-old man at Petrie Island on Sunday. See story


(Posted May 26)
Canada Post to close Youville Road post office

Canada Post plans to close it's only dedicated retail outlet in Orléans next fall, leaving customers having to decided between using the counter service at the three area Shopper's Drug Marts, or driving 10-15 minutes to the post office in Navan. See story


(Posted May 25)
24-year-old man drowns off Petrie Island

The hot weather and a questionable policy on beach openings has conspired to claim the life of a young man who drowned while swimming off the east beach at Petrie Island on Monday. See story


(Posted May 23)
Archbishop helps St-Joseph parish celebrate 150th anniversary

150 years ago Ottawa's first Catholic bishop, Joseph-Bruno Guigues, travelled by boat to the small village of Orléans to establish the parish of St-Joseph d'Orléans. See story


(Posted May 13)
Unique new fitness centre opens in Canotek Park

Adrian Delorey has never been one to follow the rest of the pack. The man who brought the fitness boot camp concept to Orléans three years ago, has opened a new fitness centre in Canotek Park filled with some very unique apparatus that will make your workout anything but ordinary. See story


(Posted May 7)
Orléans foster mom receives Civic Appreciation Award

LaDorna Penteluk is one of those people you don't meet often in life, a completely selfless individual who does what she does because it gives her life purpose and it gives purpose to the lives of hundreds of other people. See story


(Posted April 29)
Colonel facing murder rap charged with Orléans panty thefts

Accused double-murderer Col. Russell Williams is now facing multiple break-in charges in connection with a series of panty thefts that took place in the Fallingbrook area in the fall of 2008. See story


(Posted April 28)
Commentary: Water rate debate a symptom of a much bigger problem

There is no better example of the mess this city is in then the current debate over whether or not the city should introduce a base rate on the water and sewer bill to make up for declining revenues. See story


(Posted April 27)
Brick work to begin on Orléans mosque next week

The Masjid Bilal mosque on Innes Road will soon be getting its outer shell of brilliant white brick as construction on the building is scheduled to resume this week. See story


(Posted April 26)
Off-duty paramedic saves man's life at R.J. Kennedy Arena

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Ottawa paramedic Roch Leduc was at the R.J. Kennedy Arena early Saturday morning waiting for his wife to arrive when an incident happened requiring all of his training and skill. See story


(Posted April 25)
Cuts for Cancer event raises over $6,000 for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

The folks at Diann's Beauty Salon celebrated their 10th annual "Cuts for Cancer" fundraising event on Saturday by raising a record amount of money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. See story


(Posted April 23)
City unveils plans for Cardinal Creek park

City staff met with members of the Springridge and East Village communities on Wednesday night to unveil their plans for Park 18B which is situated just to the south of Springridge between the sub-division and the future Frank Kenny extension. See story


(Posted April 21)
Navan youngster pulls off Tinseltown upset at Young Artist Awards

Tori Barban's budding acting career took another giant leap forward last week when she upset a pair of rising Hollywood stars to win the Young Artist Award for best lead or supporting actress in a TV movie, miniseries of special for her role in the made-for-TV movie "A Christmas Hope". See story


(Posted April 19)
Unique partnership turns computer junk into treasure

1-800-GOT-JUNK? and the Divine Infant Knights of Columbus teamed up for a unique project on the weekend, collecting cast off computer components to be converted into computer systems for financially disadvantaged families. See story


(Posted April 15)
Student group continues annual March Break mission to Jamaica

For the past 13 years a group of students, largely from Garneau High School, have spent their March Break doing humanitarian work in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Kingston, Jamaica. See story


(Posted April 1)
Grade 8 students teach gigabyte neophytes some new tricks

Whoever said you can't teach an old dog a new trick has never been to a computer class for seniors. For the past six weeks a group of Grade 6 students at Heritage Public School in Navan have been tutoring a group of seniors on how to use the Internet. See story


(Posted March 30)
Fallingbrook singing sensation hits the local airwaves

By now most people have seen or heard of Alex Lacasse. The 17-year-old Fallingbrook resident has been a fixture at events in the community for the past seven years now along with fellow local entertainer Kira Isabella. See story


(Posted March 27)
Liberal Party initiative promotes open and frank dialogue

It's been a long time since a political party of any stripe promoted a non-partisan initiative and meant it. "Canada at 150: Rising to the challenge" is an ambitious project which has been organized by the Liberal Party of Canada as a way to reach out to ordinary Canadians and encourage them to take part in a meaningful discussion of the key issues facing the country as it approaches it's 150th birthday. See story


(Posted March 23)
Veteran local journalist to run for city council in Orléans Ward 1

Veteran journalist and community advocate Fred Sherwin announced today his candidacy as city councillor for Orleans Ward 1 in next fall's municipal election. See story


(Posted March 18)
Woman left paralyzed by ex-boyfriend needs community's help

Two years ago, Cathleen Lavoie was a 41-year-old single mother of three who enjoyed working and caring for her children. Her life was permanently changed in July 2008 when she was shot in the neck by ner former boyfriend. See story


(Posted March 3)
Police recover body of Gatineau man who drowned while trying to tow ice shack

The Ottawa Police have recovered the body of a Gatineau man who drowned while trying to tow an ice fishing shack off the Ottawa River near Petrie Island. See story


(Posted March 1)
International Food Fair raises $11,000 for Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Orléans Legion held another successful International Food Fair on Sunday, raising close to $11,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the process. See story


(Posted March 1)
Olympic hockey final a gold rush for local bars

Olympic hockey fans flocked to their local watering hole on Sunday to watch Canada go for gold against the U.S.A. and witness history in the making. The Tartan Pub, East Side Mario's, and Boston Pizza were all filled with enthusiastic Team Canada supporters wearing their favourite Team Canada sweaters and waving the Maple Leaf. See story


(Posted Feb. 25)
City council elects not to revisit urban boundary decision

Ottawa city council will stick to its guns and defend their original decision to limit the expansion of the urban boundary to 222 hectares after a movement to revisit the issue fizzled on Wednesday. See story


(Posted Feb. 24)
Planning and environment committee approves 10% increase in water rate

Ottawa residents can expect another 10 per cent increase in their water and sewer bill this year after the city's planning and environment committee endorsed the third installment of a three year plan to boost water revenues. See story


(Posted Feb. 23)
Orléans woman's body recovered from Ottawa River

Police divers recovered the body of 37-year-old Rachel Taylor from the frozen depths of the Ottawa River on Monday less than 24 hours after a truck she was riding in fell through the ice near Aylmer Island off Shirley's Bay. See story


(Posted Feb. 23)
Developer pledges to stick to original commitment if council reverses decision

As city council prepares to revisit their decision to limit the future expansion of the urban boundary, the developer who was left out in the cold by the original decision says they're prepared to honour their original commitment to the community. See story


(Posted Feb. 18)
Carivibe event will bring West Indies flavour to Orléans

On June 19, St. Joseph Blvd. will be turned into a river of Caribbean culture as Carivibe 2010 comes to Orléans to spice things up with a traditional Caribbean festival parade followed by a jump up party on Petrie Island. See story


(Posted Feb. 14)
City council to revisit decision to block sub-division

Reports coming out of city hall indicate Mayor Larry O’Brien wants city council to reconsider their decision to limit the expansion of the urban boundary to 250 hectares which was made last spring while he was embroiled in his influence peddling trial. See story


(Posted Feb. 13)
Colonel charged with murder has Orléans connection
The former CFB Trenton base commander charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of two women in Tweed and Brighton, once lived on a quiet street in Fallingbrook. See story


(Posted Feb. 12)
Council poised to raise water and sewer rates by 10%
Less than two weeks after voting to raise taxes by 3.77 per cent, city council appears poised to raise water and sewer rates by 10 per cent. See story


(Posted Feb. 11)
City council approves plans for Orléans roundabout
Plans to build a traffic circle at the intersection of Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. and St. Joseph Blvd. received the blessing of city council on Wednesday, paving the way for construction to begin as early as this June. See story


(Posted Feb. 5)
Blackburn resident receives award during opening of Black History Month
In June 2002, Oladapo Agoro, a 19-year-old Lester B. Pearson High School student and resident of Blackburn Hamlet, was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight at a downtown dance club. His youngest sister Moji was 13-years-old at the time. See story


(Posted Feb. 4)
Committee endorses Orléans roundabout despite local opposition
Members of the city's transportation committee voted in favour of plans to replace the intersection at Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. and St. Joseph Blvd. with a traffic circle during their meeting on Wednesday despite warnings of dire consequences from residents and the local city councillor. See story


(Posted Feb.3)
Orléans councillor kicks off re-election bid in front of 300 supporters
Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette launched his re-election campaign on Tuesday night in front of 300 supporters at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. See story


(Posted Feb. 3)
The beat goes on at Orléans music academy despite flood
It's been a rough week for Eric's Academy of Music owner Eric St. Cyr and it's only Wednesday. At around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning he got a call from his receptionist saying that he needed to get down to his Orleans Garden location as soon as possible, a burst pipe had flooded the studio. See story


(Posted Jan. 30)
Unsung community sports heroes recognized at special awards ceremony
Thirty unsung heroes were honoured at a special award ceremony at the Orléans Client Service Centre on Thursday for donating hundreds of hours of their time to the minor sports community in the far east end. See story


(Posted Jan. 29)
City council passes 3.77 per cent tax increase
Ottawa homeowners can expect a 3.77 increase in their property taxes this year after Ottawa city council approved the 2010 operating and capital budget on Thursday. They can also expect a 7.5 per cent increase in bus fares beginning March 1 and a one per cent increase in their water and sewer bills. See story


(Posted Jan. 27)
Bridge opponents make presence felt at Greenbelt Master Plan open house
They didn`t bring signs. They weren't disruptive. But opponents of any plans to build an interprovincial bridge near Convent Glen North definitely made their presence felt at a Greenbelt Master Plan Review meeting held at Louis Riel High School on Tuesday night. See story


(Posted Jan. 25)
Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre owner committed to changing peoples' lives
No frills, just results. That pretty well sums up the Sculpt and Fit class at the Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre on Trim Road where owner Guy Ouellette is helping to change people's lives one class at a time. See story


(Posted Jan. 15)
St. Joseph roundabout gets mixed reviews at public open house
Plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. and St. Joseph Blvd. were met with mixed reviews during a public open house at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex on Thursday, where residents got to meet and talk to the architects of the planned project. See story


(Posted Jan. 15)
Divine Infant teacher receives Golden Apple Award
There was a time, not that long ago, when the ultimately sign of respect a student could show his teacher was to place a shinny red apple on the teacher's desk. See story


(Posted Jan. 12)
Long-awaited health hub to be built on Mer Bleue Road
After months of speculation, the future location of the $150 million Orléans Family Health Hub has finally been revealed. Speaking in front of a standing room only crowd at the Ray Friel Centre on Monday, Montfort Hospital CEO Dr. Bernard Leduc announced that the health complex will be built on Mer Bleue Road, 1.5 km south of Innes Road. See story


(Posted Jan. 12)
Proposed OC Transpo cuts, light rail plan dominate budget consultation meeting
Proposed cuts to local bus routes and a 7.5 per cent increase in transit fares dominated a public budget meeting at the Orleans Client Service Centre Tuesday night attended by more than 100 concerned residents. See story


(Posted Jan. 12)
Watson expected to enter mayoralty race today
The worst kept secret in Ottawa may be revealed later today with a number of local media outlets reporting that Jim Watson will quietly declare his intentions to run for mayor in next fall's municipal election. See story


(Posted Jan. 8)
Police issue warning after attempted abduction in Navan
The Ottawa Police Service are warning school-aged children in the far east end to be on the lookout for a red pickup truck with rust over the wheel-wells after an attempted abduction in Navan early Thursday morning. See story


(Posted Jan. 8)
Transit arbitration ruling hailed as major victory for city
>An arbitration ruling allowing OC Transpo management full control over the scheduling of bus operators could end up saving the city millions of dollars, but ultimately result in another bitter labour dispute when the exising contract expires in 2011. See story


(Posted Jan. 5)
New Year's levee kicks off 150th anniversary of St-Joseph d'Orléans
As New Year's levees go, the first annual Orléans levee held at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Sunday, had all the necessary ingredients for a real shindig -- music, food, high spirits and the added entertainment of a beard shaving event. See story


(Posted Jan. 1)
East end residents ring in the New Year with a bang
It was out with the old decade and in with the new as local residents rang in the New Year at various parties across the east end. See story


(Posted Dec. 27)
Local restauranteurs spread Christmas cheer of the edible variety
For the second year in a row the staff and customers at the Cuisine et Passion restaurant and cooking school on St. Joseph Blvd. have taken time out of their busy schedules to provide a gourmet Christmas dinner for 20 financially-strapped families living in the far east end. See story


(Posted Dec. 23)
Hockeyville effort in keeping with Navan's long and storied hockey history
A small group of hockey enthusiasts in Navan are hoping to parlay the game's popularity and long history in the community into fame and fortune as part of the Kraft Hockeyville 2010 contest. See story


(Posted Dec. 27)
Orléans man faces second degree murder charge in connection with Christmas Eve fire
An Orléans man is expected to be charged with a second count of second degree murder after an elderly woman became the second victim of a high rise fire he allegedly caused on Christmas Eve morning near Alta Vista. See story


(Posted Dec. 24)
Handful of east end residents take outdoor light displays to the next level
The east end of Ottawa is a Christmas light enthusiasts paradise. Drive down any street in Convent Glen, Chapel Hill, Fallingbrook or Queenswood Heights, and the night sky is aglow with thousands of brightly coloured lights and assorted decorations. See story


(Posted Dec. 23)
Prepare to be amazed on magical Christmas light tour
One of the most popular family traditions during the holidays involves piling the kids into the car and going for a drive around the neighbourhood to see the Christmas light displays. See story


(Posted Dec. 21)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans after one year absence
After a one year hiatus, the Gloucester Lions "Magical Village" has returned to Place d'Orléans to enchant all who enter while raising money for several local charities. See story


(Posted Dec. 19)
Navan miss makes acting debut in made-for-TV Christmas movie
Tori Barban may only be nine years old, but she's already well on her way to fulfilling her dream of one day walking the red carpet at very own Hollywood premiere. See story


(Posted Dec. 16)
Hydro One officials deliver update on local service improvements
It's been exactly one year since a pair of blackouts left local Hydro One customers shivering in the cold. The first, on Dec. 3, was caused by a defective conductor on the high voltage line which runs through Orléans from the Ottawa River to the main transformer station on Hawthorne Road. Some 12,000 resident were without hydro service for up to eight hours. See story


(Posted Dec. 11)
Laura's Corner offers unique Christmas gifts at truly reasonable prices
The secret is getting out. For the past four years, discerning shoppers looking for that unique Christmas gift for the hard to buy for individuals on their list have been driving out to Laura's Corner in the tiny east end hamlet of Navan. See story


(Posted Dec. 14)
Hundreds turn out to see Olympic flame pass through Orléans
Hundreds of people, from Olympic purists to curiosity seekers, turned out to see the Olympic flame pass through Orléans this morning as it continues to travel on its 45,000 km cross-Canada journey to Vancouver, site of this year's Winter Olympics. See story

(Posted Dec. 14)
Hundreds turn out to see Olympic flame pass through Orléans
Hundreds of people, from Olympic purists to curiosity seekers, turned out to see the Olympic flame pass through Orléans this morning as it continues to travel on its 45,000 km cross-Canada journey to Vancouver, site of this year's Winter Olympics. See story


(Posted Dec. 14)
BIA unveils plans for St. Joseph Boulevard improvements
The Heart of Orléans BIA recently how they plan to spend the $2.5 million in infrastructure stimulus funds that were announced last spring for streetscape improvements to St. Joseph Boulevard. See story


(Posted Dec. 13)
Olympic torch experience 'out of this world', says Orléans student
For 19-year-old Orléans resident Melissa Brunet, having the opportunity to light the ceremonial Olympic cauldron during a ceremony welcoming the Olympic torch to Ottawa City Hall on Saturday was an Olympic experience she will never forget. See story


(Posted Dec. 12)
Girl convicted in knifing incident at Gloucester High School last year
A 15-year-old girl involved in a cafeteria fight at Gloucester High School on Dec. 3 2008 in which she pulled out a knife and slashed one of her attackers in the face, was found guilty of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm in an Ottawa court on Friday. See story


(Posted Dec. 5)
Community association launches effort to restore, relocate Navan Cenotaph
The Navan Community Association has formed a committee to raise money to restore and relocate the village's Cenotaph from its current location outside the Navan Memorial Arena to a grass area on the east side of the parking lot. See story


(Posted Dec. 4)
Suspect arrested in connection with hit-and-run robbery in August
Investigators with the Ottawa Police Service have made an arrest in connection with the hit-and-run robbery that occurred in Avalon in August that left the female victim in a coma for several days. See story


(Posted Dec. 4)
Navan youngster the centre of attention during benefit hockey game
Ordinarily when you invite Santa Claus and Spartacat to a hockey arena filled with elementary school students, chances are you would have a hard time hearing yourself think, but on a guest list that included St. Nick and the Ottawa Senator's mascot, the loudest ovation of all was reserved for a brave young girl who is battling a rare form of cancer. See story


(Posted Dec. 3)
Commentary: Debate over Hwy. 174 has long-term ramifications
A report addressing safety issues along the eastern portion of Hwy. 174 between Trim Road and the border with the United Counties of Prescott-Russell has once again raised the debate over who's responsible for the problem and who should pay to fix it. See story


(Posted Dec. 3)
Hwy. 174 safety audit calls on city to invest in additional road improvements
A study conducted to assess safety issues along the eastern portion of Hwy. 174 east of Trim Road, calls on the city to make a number of improvements along the busy roadway which has been the scene of 270 collisions and five fatalities from Jan. 1, 2003 and Dec. 30, 2007. See story


(Posted Dec. 3)
Orléans financial planners appointed to national body
Judith Cane and Kristan Birchard, two financial planners active in the local community, have been reapppointed to the board of directors of Advocis, The Financial Advisers Association of Canada. See story


(Posted Dec. 1)
Professional alliance names Orléans doctor 'Chiropractor of the Year'
Since first launching her practice in 2001, Orléans chiropractor Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp has been a tireless champion of her profession and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in achieving one's overall wellness. See story


(Posted Dec. 1)
Sir Wil students kick off Toy Mountain campaign
Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Tenth Line Road are continuing a pair of Christmas traditions first begun 13 years ago to help families struggling to make ends meet at this demanding time of year. See story


(Posted Nov. 29)
Thousands welcome Santa to Orleans during 15th Annual Parade of Lights
Tens of thousands of people lined St. Joseph Blvd. on Saturday night to take in the 15th Annual Parade of Lights and welcome jolly old St. Nick back to town. See story


(Posted Nov. 28)
City committee approves plan to limit tax increase to 3.99%
Residents worried about a double digit tax increase in 2010 can breathe a little easier today after the city's audit and finance committee yesterday approved a series of measures totalling $63 million, which taken in their totality, will reduce the proposed hike to 3.99 per cent. See story


(Posted Nov. 27)
Slow economy puts brakes on Orléans Town Centre development
The prolonged downturn in the global economy has forced the consortium behind the Orléans Town Centre development to delay plans to build a hotel and scale-back the number of residential units they had hoped to build. See story


(Posted Nov. 23)
Young achievers recognized during Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards
Thirty-five amazing young people from across the east end gathered at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges where they were the special guests at the 2009 Orléans Online Outstanding Youth Awards. See story


(Posted Nov. 21)
Man who killed Christopher Worden found guilty of first degree murder
Emrah Bulatci, the 25-year-old drug dealer and part-time oil rig worker who admitted to shooting Cst. Chris Worden in Hay River, NWT in the early morning hours of June 6 2007, was found guilty of first degree murder on Thursday after a 12-member jury deliberated for nearly 13 hours, including a 10-hour break during which they asked for clarrification of the legal definition of first-degree murder and manslaughter, with an emphasis on intent. See story


(Posted Nov. 19)
Local businesses fêted at Peoples Choice Awards
The Orléans business community came together at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Nov. 18 to honour this year’s recipients of the TD Canada Trust People’s Choice Business Awards. See story


(Posted Nov. 10)
Dedicated group hopes to breath new life into Team Ottawa-Orléans
A small, but dedicated group of volunteers has taken it upon themselves to resurrect Team Ottawa-Orléans, a community organization formed four years ago to promote local initiatives of benefit to the far east end. See story


(Posted Nov. 9)
Orléans girl back home after undergoing eye surgery at U.S. clinic
Seventeen-year-old Lisa Cater is back home recovering from eye surgery after being operated on at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The surgery, which involved detaching and reattaching a pair of muscles in both her eyes, will hopefully correct Lisa’s double vision which she has suffered, along with debilitating headaches, loss of equilibrium and fatigue, ever since she had a brain tumour removed in May 2005. See story


(Posted Nov. 7)
Transit committee votes to cut proposed transit fare hikes in half
Fearing the potential wrath of Ottawa's transit users, the city's transit comittee voted Friday to cut prposed fare increases in half, adding $2.5 million to the growing list of budget pressures in the process. See story


(Posted Nov. 4)
Transit committee proposes huge hikes in bus fares, transit passes
Ottawa commuters face a sizable hike in the cost of their bus passes and transit fares if a recommendation being proposed by the city's transit committee is approved by city council. See story


(Posted Nov. 4)
Environment committee proposes major changes to garbage, recycling rates
Ottawa's urban ratepayers face a major increase in their curbside waste collection fees if city council adopts to a proposal unveiled by the planning and environment committee on Tuesday. See story


(Posted Nov. 3)
Ottawa Health Unit to open H1N1 assessment clinics on Wednesday
Ottawa residents at risk from severe complications from the flu, or who are suffering from acute flu-like symptoms, will be able to get checked out at one of six H1N1 assessment clinics starting Wednesday morning. See story


(Posted Nov. 1)
Commentary: H1N1 vaccination effort a victim of mixed messages and poor planning
It's time someone stood up and took responsibility for the dysfunction surrounding the city-wide H1N1 vaccination program. Depending on who you talk to the blame rests with either Dr. Israel Levy, who is the Ottawa's Chief Medical Officer of Health, or Health Canada which established the protocols by which the vaccine has been distributed. See story


(Posted Oct. 31)
Demand for H1N1 flu shots leads to long lineups, early morning waits and frustration
Soaring demand, mixed messages and long waits ending in frustration are beginning to take their toll on area residents as the city's H1N1 vaccinations program enters its sixth day. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
East end residents flock to H1N1 vaccination clinic, hundreds end up getting turned away
An effective public information campaign combined with the public's growing fear of the H1N1 virus resulted in an overwhelming turnout at swine flu vaccination clinics across the city today, including at the Orléans Client Service Centre where people had to be turned away two and a half hours after the doors had opened. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Festival and Food Fair celebrates east end's vibrant multicultural community
More than 150 people turned out at the Orléans Client Service Centre on Saturday to celebrate the east end's diverse multicultural community during the Multicultural Association of Orléans' 4th Annual Festival and Food Fair. See story


(Posted Oct. 26)
Hand-held device ban comes into effect today
Starting today, drivers in Ontario will no longer be able to use hand-held cell phones or texting devices behind the wheel of a car. See story


(Posted Oct. 23)
Skreamers haunted barn and wagon ride more spooktacular than ever
Area ghouls and goblins looking to get into the Hallowe’en spirit should look no further than the Skreamers Haunted Barn and Wagon Ride at the Proulx Farm on O’Toole Road. See story


(Posted Oct. 23)
Orléans man faces animal cruelty charges after police bust marijuana grow op
An Orléans man faces five counts of animal cruelty and one count each of producing drugs and possession for the purpose of trafficking after police discovered a marijuana grow op operation while answering a routine 9-1-1 call on Aug. 25. See story


(Posted Oct. 22)
Police seek public's assistance in identifying pharmacy robbery suspect
The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in trying to identify a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that took place at the Jean Coutu pharmacy on St. Joseph Blvd. last Friday night. See story


(Posted Oct. 21)
Trial for man charged in 2007 shooting death of Cst. Chris Worden begins in Edmonton
The trial for the man charged in the 2007 shooting death of Cst. Chris Worden began in Yellowkife on Wednesday with opening statements from both sides. See story


(Posted Oct. 12)
Orléans own Steffi D. enjoys 'Spring' break at home
You would think that after spending the last 13 months living out of her suitcase, Steffi Didomenicantonio would enjoy a taking a break from the Broadway touring production of "Spring Awakening". See story


(Posted Oct. 8)
Orléans Y fundraising campaign kicks off with $1M donation
The effort to raise $4.65 million to expand the Orléans YMCA-YWCA has already achieved 40 per cent of its goal thanks in to the largest single donation in the history of the charitable organization. See story


(Posted Oct. 5)
Inaugural Navan Fall Fest a celebration of community spirit
When it comes to community spirit, the the east end village of Navan is second to none as evident by the large and enthusiastic turnout for the first ever Navan Fall Fest on Sunday. See story


(Posted Oct. 5)
Blackburn 'Run for the Cure' attracts over 200 particpants
More than 200 people walked, jogged, strolled and scootered their way along the streets and pathways of Blackburn Hamlet on Sunday as part of the "CIBC Run for the Cure" which raised over $22,000 locally and $1.5 million city wide. See story


(Posted Oct. 3)
Model solar boat competition proves to be a huge success
Close to 200 budding environmentalist from eight different schools took part in the first annual solar boat race and design competition at École secondaire Gisèle-Lalonde on Friday. See story


(Posted Sept. 30)
Orléans girl travels to Mayo Clinic in search of answers
As you are reading this article, 17-year-old Lisa Cater from Orleans is undergoing a battery of tests at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to try and find out what has been causing her excruciating pain for the past seven years despite undergoing eight major surgeries. See story


(Posted Sept. 26)

(Posted Sept. 29)
Young man who discovered accident says he's no hero
Justin Birch says he’s no hero, he just did what anyone else would have done in his position. Birch had just dropped off his girlfriend early Sunday orning and was on his way to his friend’s place on Heuvelmans Road near Navan when he was forced to slow down to avoid a bunch of debris in the middle of the road. See story


(Posted Sept. 26)
Navan bids emotional farewell to two amazing young men
It was a day of mourning in Navan on Friday as the small east end village laid two of its sons to rest. The first of three funerals for the three teenagers who died in a single vehicle accident on Heuvelmans Road last weekend was held for Chris Sabean at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church. See story


(Posted Sept. 26)
Accident victim remembered as caring, kindhearted girl with an infectious smile
Although she was only on this earth for a little less than 17 years, Ginny Marko touched more lives than most people three or four times her age, as evident by the reaction to her tragic passing. See story


(Posted Sept. 24)
Family of female crash survivor releases statement
The family of the young woman who survived Sunday's car accident near Navan which claimed the lives three teenagers, has released a statement through the Ottawa Police Service thanking emergency responders for saving her life while expressing their condolences to the families of the deceased. See story


(Posted Sept. 25)
Thousands turnout to pay their respects to families of young accident victims
More than 2,000 people lined up for as long as two hours on Thursday to pay their last respects to Brad Rivington and Chris Sabean, two of the three people who were killed in a single vehicle accident near Navan on Sunday. See story


(Posted Sept. 21)
Youngest crash victim mourned at east end high school
It's been a long and incredibly difficult day at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Fallingbrook as students and staff gathered to comfort each other and come to grips with the tragic loss of one of their own. See story


(Posted Sept. 21)
Navan community left devastated after three teens killed in early morning crash
The small east end village of Navan has been left devastated after three local teens were killed in a rollover on nearby Heuvelman Road early Sunday morning. See story


(Updated Sept. 18)
Orléans retail employee charged with stealing winning lottery ticket
At 18-year-old saleperson has been charged for stealing a winning lottery ticket as part of an ongoing effort by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission Of Ontario (AGCO) to crack down on "insider" lottery wins. See story


(Updated Sept. 15)
East end singers take Kiwanis Idol competition by storm
The talent pool in the far east end runs extremely deep as evident by the results of this year's Kiwanis Idol competition in which area singers dominated the list of Top 10 finalists and swept the top three spots. See story


(Updated Sept. 14)
Orléans Terry Fox Run enjoys increase in participants, donations
Perfect weather and the desire to raise money for cancer research combined to boost attendance at this year's Orleans Terry Fox Run which took place along the streets of Fallingbrook Sunday morning. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
East end lawyer wins local Liberal nomination
Area Liberals have chosen an insurance litigation expert with deep party roots to represent them in the next federal election. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Assistant Crown Attorney gets Liberal nod in G-P-R
Liberals in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell are pinning their election hopes on a working mom and assistant Crown Attorney who has deep roots in the community and absolutely no political experience. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Practicing excellence in massage therapy since 2003
At the Massage and Treatment Clinic on Des Epinettes Avenue in Orléans they offer a wide range of techniques that are beneficial in the treatment of a number of ailments including acute and chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, pregnancy discomfort, tendonitis and bursitis, sports injuries and stress management. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
C.D. Howe report paints unflattering picture of east end schools
As area students returned to class last week, the C.D. Howe Institute released a new report that paints a very unflattering picture of the east end’s English language elementary schools. See story


(Updated Sept. 4)
OC Transpo changes come into effect this week
Beginning Sunday, OC Transpo will be running under its new Fall schedule with several changes in local and express service in the far east end. See story


(Updated Sept. 3)
O'Brien switches focus from freezing taxes to providing value for $$$$
With a little over a year left in his mandate, Mayor Larry O'Brien has switched his focus from freezing taxes to delivering better value for taxes after three straight years of tax increases and user fee hikes. See story


(Updated Sept. 2)
New Montfort head committed to working with family health hub stakeholders
The new man in charge at the Montfort Hospital says he's committed to working with the various community stakeholders in developing a business plan for the future Orléans Family Health Hub. See story


(Updated Sept. 191)
Family and friends honour fallen hero's memory by celebrating his spirit
The Blackburn Community Centre was bursting with positivity on Saturday as more than 200 people celebrated the life of Oladapo Agoro through music, dance and the exchange of fond memories. See story


(Updated Sept. 191)
Teen sexually assaulted while jogging near Blackburn Arena
The Ottawa Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who sexually assaulted a teenage girl while she was out jogging near the Blackburn Arena early Sunday morning. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Chapel Hill South residents add a little sizzle to their summer
Residents in Chapel Hill South celebrated the end of the summer holidays last Saturday with a community event that combined outdoor movies, with kids activities, a BBQ and an old-fashioned camp out. See story


(Updated Aug. 26)
Woman dragged by car gives description of her attackers
The 31-year-old Avalon woman who was run over by a car while trying to sell a piece of jewelry from her home, has given police a description of her assailants. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Orléans woman dragged by car emerges from induced coma
The 31-year-old Orléans woman who was run over by a car while trying to sell a piece of jewelry to someone posing as a prospective buyer, has been revived from a medically induced coma. See story


(Updated Aug. 21)
East end councillor pushes for traffic lights at Hwy. 174 and Canaan Road
Cumberland Ward councillor Rob Jellett wants the city to grant a request from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell to install traffic signals at the intersection of Hwy. 174 and Canaan Road in the far east end. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Orléans woman left badly injured after being dragged by car
A 31-year-old Orléans woman is lying in an Ottawa hospital in an induced coma after she was reportedly dragged by a car while conducting an apparent used jewelry sale. See story


(Updated Aug. 14)
Police locate second driver involved in Jeanne d'Arc street racing incident
Ottawa Police have found the second driver involved in a wild street race along Jeanne d'Arc Blvd.. late Thursday afternoon that left a path of destruction in its wake. See story


(Updated Aug. 14)
Orléans Family Health Hub moves to next important phase
The highly anticipated Orléans Family Health Hub moved one step closer to reality on Thursday with news that the provincial government plans to spend $1 million on developing a business plan for the facility. See story


(Updated Aug. 10)
Navan Fair benefits from decent stretch of weather
Considering the type of summer it’s been, you can forgive the organizers of this year’s Navan Fair for being a little nervous in the days leading up to the event. After all, we haven’t had a weekend without at least one of day of rain since before school let out. See story


(Updated Aug. 6)
Plenty to see and do at Navan Fair
The 64th edition of the Navan Fair kicks off today with many of the attractions people have come to expect over the years including the demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides, livestock shows, homecraft exhibits and a nightly grandstand show. See story


(Updated Aug. 6)
O'Brien cleared of all charges
Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien says he's looking forward to getting back to work after being cleared of influence peddling charges in an Ottawa courtroom this morning. See story


(Updated Aug. 5)
City reopens Petrie Island beaches
Green flags are once again flying over Petrie Island today after the City of Ottawa lifted its no swimming advisory for the island's three beaches. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Massive sewage spill closes Petrie Island beach for the weekend
So much for progress. Just when you thought Petrie Island was on the cusp of shedding its reputation for having the poorest water quality in Ottawa, a massive sewage spill has caused city officials to close the island's three beaches for the long weekend. See story


(Updated July 30)
School purchase paves way for French Catholic board to relocate La Source
The conseil des écoles catholiques de langue français du Centre-Est and the Ottawa District School Board have reached an agreement on the transfer of the former Queeswood Public School to the French Catholic school board for the sum of $3.6 million. See story


(Updated July 30)
Orléans youngster captures silver medal at Soap Box Derby World Championships
Alexandre Roy, 10, went to the Great American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio last week hoping to just do his best. He will return to Orleans with a silver medal after placing second in the international division on Saturday. See story


(Updated July 29)
Bearbrook Farm store offers variety of exotic game meat
Tired of grilling the same old, same old? Want to impress your friends the next time you invite them over for a backyard BBQ? Then why not turn the ordinary into extraordinary with a visit to the Bearbrook Farm Deli and Game Meat Store on Russell Road. See story


(Updated July 27)
Orléans Urgent Care Clinic to reopen on Sundays
Officials at the Orléans Urgent Care Clinic on Place d’Orléans Drive has announced that they plan to reopen on Sundays starting Sept. 13. See story


(Updated July 23)
Province to proceed with design phase of
Hunt Club interchange

The province of Ontario has announced plans to spend $1.44 million on the design phase of the Hunt Club interchange. See story


(Updated July 21)
Male students top Class of '09
For the first time in recent memory more male students have finished at the top of their school's graduating class than female students. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Restored Rolls Royce highlight of Cumberland museum car show
Gilles Laviolette is the proud owner of a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, but not just any 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. He's the proud owner of a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in almost immaculate condition. See story


(Updated July 14)
Mother Nature helps make Emergency Protective Services Day a tremendous success
The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum was the scene of a massive display of emergency protective service equipment and machinery on Sunday as the museum hosted it's annual Emergency Protective Services Day to the delight of hundreds of visitors. See story


(Updated July 10)
Archiving community's history a true labour of love
In 1945, Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of Governor-General Lord Tweedsmuir, commissioned the collection of local histories by chapters of the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Navan community comes together to support six-year-old cancer patient
A simple strawberry social turned into an amazing demonstration of community spirit last Sunday as more than 500 people came out to support a young Navan girl battling a rare form of cancer. See story


(Updated July 3)
Orléans Canada Day celebration a success despite dire weather predictions
On a day that was supposed to be marred by "constant rain showers, at times heavy", east end residents came out by the thousands for the 5th Annual Greater Orleans Canada Day Celebration on Petrie Island which took place under relatively sunny skies. See story


(Updated June 29)
Fallingbrook Community Association honours dedicated residents
The Fallingbrook Community Association honoured 13 dedicated residents and one very special family during their annual Community Service Awards ceremony on Saturday. See story


(Updated June 27)
Feds, province pledge over $6.6 million for local recreation projects
The east end got a much needed boost in funding for local recreation infrastructure projects on Friday with the announcement that the federal government and the province of Ontario will be providing more than $6.6 million for a number of initiatives. See story


(Updated June 27)
Former 'Sweater mom' honoured during Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony
For the past 29 years Orléans resident Louise Groulx has been a dedicated hockey mom and volunteer with the Orléans Minor Hockey Association. On June 16, Groulx was recognized for her efforts during a special ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame honouring the Royal Bank of Canada's Local Hockey Leaders. See story


(Updated July 219)
Shenkman Arts Centre opens to rave reviews
The Shenkman Arts Centre had its official grand opening on Thursday and Orléans will never be the same. Politicians, business leaders and artists from across the city gathered under a large tent outside the arts facility to mark the occasion with a plaque unveiling and a ribbon cutting. See story


(Updated July 214)
Provincial government providing funds for three east end schools
The Ontario government is providing $9 million to help address student accommodation issues at three east end schools including St. Matthew High School in Orléans. See story


(Updated July 214)
Third candidate enters local Liberal nomination race
Long time Liberal Party supporter David Bertschi is ready to step on to centre stage and take a shot at carrying the Liberal Party banner in the next federal election. See story


(Updated July 211)
City council rejects east urban expansion plans
Ottawa city counil has rejected a planning committee recommendation to expand the east urban community to include a proposal to build a 4,500 home sub-division put forward by Tamarack Hommes. See story


(Updated June 9)
Orléans Soap Box Derby continues to gain in popularity
The Orleans Soap Box Derby has been in existence for four years now and for the fourth straight year the event was blessed with near perfect weather which made for some great racing as nearly 60 participants took part in this year's event. See story


(Updated June 6)
St. Joseph, Cumberland library among east end projects to benefit from infrastructure funds
The provincial and federal governments are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to creating jobs and trying to kick start the economy. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Orléans resident committed to fight to end breast cancer despite broken foot
For many people spring is the sign of hope and and new beginnings. Orléans resident Leanne Richardson had hoped to participate in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer this weekend, but unfortunately she suffered a stress fracture in her left leg while training for the event which will keep her off her feet and on the sidelines. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Police release photo of bank robbery suspect
The Ottawa Police Service have released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of the TD Canada Trust branch at Tenth and Innes on the weekend. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Man charged in connection with Tenth Line robbery
A 20-year-old man faces multiple charges in relation to an early morning robbery at a commercial business in the 2000 block on Tenth Line Rd. Members of the Ottawa Police Service were sent to the business shortly after miidnight when a hold-up alarm was activated by one of the employees. See story


(Updated July 21)
East end crime rate continues to decline in 2008
For the second year in a row criminal activity in the far east end is on the decline as evident by the latest statistics released by the Ottawa Police Service. According to the numbers, criminal activity was down in all four east end wards in 2008 with Innes Ward experiencing the largest decrease at 8.0 per cent. See story


(Updated July 21)
Navan resident receives citizenship 50 years after moving to community
It's been more than 50 years since Margaret MacNeill immigrated to Canada from Cornwall, England with her mother and father and two siblings. The year was 1957 and MacNeill's father had just been to the Candian immigration offfice were he had seen a film about the need for farm labourers in Canada. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 1)
Heritage Power and Country Festival draws them in by the hundreds
It's hard to believe that just four short years ago, the City of Ottawa was thinking of closing down the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum to save money. At the time attendance was at an all-time low due to a number of factors, not the least of which was the complete absence of a marketing plan. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 0)
Joint committee approves urban boundary expansion plans
A joint session of the city's planning and development and rural affairs committees have given their blessing to plans to expand the city's urban boundary much to the chagrin of a group of Cumberland residents who are opposed to any sort of expansion in the far east end. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 8)
Habitat families prepare to move into their new homes
Up until about three months ago, Angela Durant and Safia Abdi had never met each other. In fact, until this week they barely exchanged more than a few sentences. But all that is about to change as they prepare to move into their Habitat for Humanity homes in Chatelaine Village on June 1. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 7)
Work finally begins on Orléans hotel
It's been nearly 30 years since Orléans last had a hotel to call its own. Ever since the Champlain Hotel closed its doors for good in the early '80s, visitors to the far east end have either had to stay downtown or in budget motels near the Hwy. 417/174 spilt. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 4)
Orleans Little League celebrates 25th anniversary
Over the past 25 years, Orleans Little League Baseball has ridden the highs and lows of the sport and come out the other end with a dozen Canadian championships to its credit and a sense of pride in having provided a summer pastime to more than 14,000 youth between the ages of 7 and 17. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2)
Belanger Pontiac Buick among four GM dealerships to close in 2010
The global economic recession claimed its first major victim in Orléans on Thursday, as the Belanger family found out that the Pontiac Buick dealership they've owned for the past 12 years has been slated for closure by General Motors as part of a last ditch restructuring effort by the North American automaker. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Police investigate child luring incident in Orléans
The Ottawa Police Service is investigation a child luring incident that occurred in Fallingbrook at around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning. According to the police report, two young girls aged nine and 14 were standing near Charlemagne Blvd and Marinoff Way when they were invited by an elderly man to get on an unmarked school bus. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 3)
Homebuilder makes case to expand east urban community
Representatives from Tamarack Homes and the Taggart Group of Companies faced members of the community during a public meeting Monday night to explain why they want the city to expand the east urban boundary and allow them to go ahead with plans for a massive subdivision that will eventually grow to 4,500 homes over the next 15 years. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 1)
Consumer's Choice Award recipients honoured at black tie gala
Five local businesses were among 85 Ottawa-area companies honoured at the Consumer's Choice Awards annual black tie gala on Saturday night. The Consumer's Choice Awards have been around since 1986 and over the years have become symbolic of quality service, attention to detail and all around business excellence. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 1)
St. Peter students return from trip of a lifetime
A group of 19 students from St. Peter High School recently returned from a trip to one of the most beautiful spots on the planet where they were serenaded by howler monkeys, went cave tubing in a jungle lagoon and camped on a small island which they had all to themselves off the coast of Belize. See story


(Updated May 9)
Orléans city councillor pledges to fight proposed changes to local bus routes
OC Transpo users in Orléans are mad as hell about proposed changes to several local bus routes and Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette says he plans to do something about. See story


(Updated May 9)
Orléans woman honoured for nearly 50 years of volunteer service
Phyllis Mayers' smile shines as brightly as the medals and pins she proudly wears on her chest, each signifying the literally thousands of hours she's dedicated to her community and her fellow man. See story


(Updated May 8)
The emblem of excellence: Consumer's Choice Awards benefit both businesses and consumers
Ace Body Shop owner Lionel Laurin recently received a pleasant surprise in the mail. It was a letter notifying him that he is a recipient of one of this year's Consumer's Choice Awards, handed out annually to those businesses recognized by consumers as the very best in their field. See story


(Updated May 8)
Former Orléans Chamber president to seek federal Liberal nomination
Former Orléans Chamber of Commerce president and successful financial adviser Judith Cane has thrown her hat into the ring for the federal Liberal nomination in Ottawa-Orléans. See story


(Updated May 8)
Feds pledge $4.5 million for Cité Collegiale training centre
Plans to build a Cité Collegiale campus in the far east end have received a welcome boost with the recent announcement that the federal government will be contributing $4 million to the project. See story


(Updated May 7)
St. Peter High School students collect over 30,000 items for local foodbank
Students at St. Peter High School brought new meaning to the phrase, "Charity begins at home" this week, raiding their parents pantries and cupboards to collect over 30,000 food items for a trio of local foodbanks including the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's emergency food program. See story


(Updated May 7)
Gisèle-Lalonde grad receives Citizen of the Year honours
The term "role model" is often bandied about when referring to politicians, famous athletes or movie stars, but in point of fact the best role models are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without any expectation of recognition. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Gisèle-Lalonde hosts solar-powered model car competition
Five teams of students from four different high schools gathered at Gisèle-Lalonde high school on Friday to take part in the Power the Future Solar Model Car Challenge which teaches students the practical application of solar power as a renewable energy source. See story


(Updated April 26)
Orléans salon raises $5,817 for fight against cancer one snip at a time
It's been nine years since the mother daughter team of Diann Lalande and Sylvie Simard first took a day out of their busy schedule to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. See story


(Updated April 27)
Commentary: Knights of Columbus initiative a true act of fellowship
In an age when the home computer has become an integral part of the education of our young people, there are still many young students who don’t have access to a home computer because of their families financial position. See story


(Updated April 25)
Local school boards to get $24.2M to make schools more energy efficient
The region's four boards of education will be getting a total of $24.2 million over the next two years to help make their schools more energy efficient. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Visiting Katimavik members draw attention to hazardous situation at local park
Members of the volunteer youth organization Katimavik are hoping to draw the community's attention to a potentially hazardous situation at Yves Richer Park in Queenswood Heights. See story


(Updated April 23)
Lansdowne Live negotiations given green light by city council
Ottawa city council has given senior staff the green light to begin negotiations with the group behind the Lansdowne Live proposal which could lead to the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park and the return of CFL football to a refurbished Frank Clair Stadium. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Provincial ban on cosmetic use of pesticides comes in effect today
J.A. Laporte’s Flowers and Nursery owner Estelle Laporte has a heightened level of anxiety these days and it’s not because she’s nervous about a late start to the growing season or another unseasonably cold summer. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Embrun man charged with Orléans pharmacy robbery
The Ottawa Police Service have charged a 27-year-old Embrun man with holding up the Rexall Pharma Plus store at the corner of Orléans Blvd. and Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. N. on March 18. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Pair of east end high schools make Fraser Institute's Top 10 list
The far east end can lay claim to having two of the top 10 high schools in the province, according to the latest Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools released by the Fraser Institute. See story


(Updated April 20)
Third annual Green Wellness Expo a huge success
I believe it was Kermit the frog who once sang, "It's not easy being green." It's too bad the fuzzy muppet wasn't around to drop by the Green Wellness Expo on Sunday where he would have discovered that being green is a lot easier than most people think. See story


(Updated April 20)
Multicultural Association pitches in to help clean up Petrie Island
Members of the Multicultural Association of Orléans rolled up their sleeves to help clean up Petrie Island on Sunday as part of the organization's ongoing effort to raise their profile in the community. See story


(Updated April 18)
Knights of Columbus spearheads effort to refurbish computers for community resource centre
About four months ago, Divine Infant Knights of Columbus member Doug Drouillard came up with an idea to collect used computer systems, refurbish them and then hand them over to the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre which could give them to their clients. See story


(Updated April 18)
Police asking for help in locating east end prowler
The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in their investigation of a series incidents involving a suspicious person following teenage girls in a vehicle in the Orléans Garden area near St. Jeanne Blvd. N. and Orléans Blvd. See story


(Updated April 17)
Orléans chiropractor co-authors book on eve of Wellness Expo
Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp is inquisitive by nature. It's one of the reasons why she ended up becoming a chiropractor and later expanded her practice to encompass a holistic approach to the concept of personal wellness. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Cumberland residents upset over proposed expansion of urban boundary
More than 200 residents packed the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village last night to find out more about the proposed expansion of the east urban boundary beyond Trim Road. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Crown appeals Khawaja sentence
The federal Crown Attorney's office is appealing the 10 1/2 year sentence handed down to convicted Orléans terrorist Momin Khawaja for his involvement with a London terrorist cell in 2003 and 2004. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
High school police calls drop significantly in 2008
The level of criminal activity within the east end's 11 high schools continued to go down in 2008, with police responding to 327 calls during the year ranging from assault and theft to mischief and suspicious incidents. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Food Fair raises $10,800 for Heart and Stroke Foundation
For the past 18 years, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632 in Orléans has been hosting an International Food Fair to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. See story


(Updated April 11)
Commentary: Group of councillors pushing for third stadium option
Coming out of last week’s joint corporate services and planning committee meeting it seemed to all the world that the Senators Sports and Entertainment Group proposal to build a 30,000 seat soccer stadium near Scotiabank Place was on the outs as the committee members appeared fixated on fixing Lansdowne Park. See story


(Updated April 10)
Khawaja files appeal to overturn terror conviction, reduce sentence
Momin Khawaja has filed a notice with the Ontario Court of Appeal to try and overturn his conviction on multiple terrorism charges, or failing that to have his sentence reduced to time served. See story


(Updated April 10)
MIFO receives federal funds to help develop programs for Shenkman Arts Centre
As excitement continues to build toward the grand opening of the Shenkman Arts Centre this June, a number of east end arts groups are busy preparing for the transition to the new state-of-the-art facility. See story


(Updated April 10)
Commentary: CMHA executive does the right thing
Passion and obstinance, two emotions which can cause otherwise well-meaning people more grief than probably any other. See story


(Updated April 9)
Bob MacQuarrie pool to reopen this afternoon after ventilation problems rectified
The Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex swimming pool will be reopened in time for the Easter weekend after city workers fixed a problem with the ventilation system which forced staff to close the facility on Sunday. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: No easy answers to Cumberland minor hockey debate
On Monday night, over 100 concerned parents and coaches filled the cafeteria at Fallingbrook Elementary School to listen to why the executive of the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association has decided to break away from the Gloucester Hockey Association. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Local Scouts take part in annual Truck Rodeo and Kub Kar Rally
More than 120 local Scouts and Cubs gathered at the Place d'Orléans shopping centre on Saturday to take part in the annual Odawa Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Joint committee receives staff evaluation of sports facility proposals
Members of the city's corporate services and planning and environment committees got their first look at a detailed assessment of two proposals currently before the city to build a large open air stadium on Monday, along with four recommendations on how they should proceed. See story


(Updated April 6)
Fire rips through East Village condo unit in Cardinal Creek
A second storey condo unit on Briargate Private in the Cardinal Creek subdivision of East Village is now a burned out shell after a fire ripped through it on Sunday. See story


(Updated April 6)
Group builds case against ‘Greenbelt’ bridge options
Every morning when Louis Caron wakes up and looks out the back window of his home on Voyageur Drive he’s treated to one of the most idyllic views in the east end. See story


(Updated April 3)
Colonel By sets new World Record for largest rock, paper, scissors tournament
In 2005, Colonel By Secondary School was recognized by Maclean's magazine as the third best academic high school in all of Canada, but now they have another distinction that's arguably even more impressive. See story


(Updated April 3)
Navan Animal Rescue operator back in business three months after tragic fire
It's been three months since Michelle Mayer's life came crashing down around her when her home and the base of operations for the Navan Animal Rescue Centre was destroyed by a fire early New Year's morning. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Beacon Hill North mobilizes to save Colonel By SS from possible closure
Close to 300 people, most of them carrying signs that read "Don't mess with success", filled the cafetorium at Colonel By Secondary School on Wednesday night to voice their opposition over the possible closure of the school. See story


(Updated April 1)
Thieves hit Orléans-Cumberland foodbank for second time in three months
For the second time in three months the Orléans-Cumberland Community Reource Centre foodbank on Taylor Creek Road has been the target of a break-in. A thief, or thieves, broke into the Taylor Creek facility sometime over the weekend and made off with a PC computer, a 17-inch monitor, a printer and a paper shedder. No food items were stolen or other materials. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Debate over Beacon Hill-East Ottawa secondary school accommodation review begins to heat up
The debate over the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's Beacon Hill-East Ottawa secondary school accommodation review is beginning to heat up after the board recently released a number of options that would see one of either Gloucester High School, Colonel By Secondary School or Rideau High School close for good in September 2010. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Passport clinic attracts over 250 people
More than 250 people flocked to the Olreans Client Service Centre on Saturday to take advantage of a special passport clinic organized by Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau. See story


(Updated Sept. 118)
Multicultural Association receives $25K for senior mentorship program
The Multicultural Association of Orléans will soon be broadening its horizons after receiving $25,000 from the federal government to launch a new seniors program aimed at bringing seniors and young people together through mentorship. See story


(Updated Sept. 118)
Teacher charged with possessing child porn released on bail
An Orléans elementary school teacher has been released on bail after being charged with one count of possessing child pornography. Paul-André Dumais, 33, had to post a $1,000 personal bond while a surety posted a $2,000 bond to secure his release. See story


(Updated Sept. 117)
Popular teacher led away by police in front of young students
A popular elementary school teacher was arrested and led away by police in front of a number of students at Jeanne-Sauvé elementary school in Fallingbrook after being charged with one count of possessing child pornography as part of one of the largest child pornography investigations in Canada. See story


(Updated Sept. 116)
Orléans teacher charged with possessing child pornography
An Orléans elementary school teacher has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography as part of one of the largest child pornography investigations in Canada. See story


(Updated Sept. 116)
Jeun'Espoire Jamaique spreads hope and faith in island country
Caroline Thériault has just returned from a trip to Jamaica where she and 14 other students helped build a house, renovate a community centre and visited an orphanage and a home for the elderly. See story


(Updated Sept. 115)
Details released on OC Transpo scheduling agreement
OC Transpo operators will be able to drive up to 17 hours a day with six hours off between shifts while the federal government works to remove an exemption that allows municipal transit services from having to follow federal work-rest rules. See story


(Updated Sept. 115)
Ottawa crime rate shows modest decrease in 2008
Violent crime in Ottawa was down 7.5 per cent in 2008, most notably in the area of property offences which saw a drop of 8.1 per cent from the year before. See story


(Updated Sept. 113)
St. Joseph Blvd. facelift among stimulus funding wishlist
St. Joseph Blvd. may soon be getting a long overdue, and much needed facelift. The unofficial "Main Street" of Orléans has been included among a laundry list of projects the City of Ottawa will be submitting to the federal and provincial levels of government for consideration as part of the joint federal/provincial economic stimulus program. See story


(Updated Jan. 138)
Few details emerge from Place d'Orléans stabbing
Very little in the way of details is known about a stabbing incident that occurred at Place d'Orléans on Tuesday that sent one man to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his forearms. See story


(Updated Jan. 138)
Residents find little solace at Hydro One meeting
About 24 people came out to a Hydro One meeting at the Orleans Client Service Centre on Tuesday night to find out why they've experienced so many power outages in recent months and what's being done to rectify the problem. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Fire destroys Hydro Ottawa substation on Shefford Road
Hydro Ottawa officials are asking residents in Beacon Hill North to conserve their electricity after a fire destroyed several transformers in a Hydro Ottawa substation on Shefford Road near Canotek Park on Friday. See story


(Updated July 21)
Commentary: Khawaja sentence devoid of important consideration
After sitting through Justice Douglas Rutherford's 90-minute long disertation as to the reasons why he sentenced Momin Khawaja to an additional 10.5 years in prison with no chance of parole for five years, I couldn't help but be struck by the absence of one key consideration that should have factored into his decision. See story


(Updated July 21)
Khawaja sentenced to additional 10.5 years in prison
Convicted Orléans terrorist Momin Khawaja will have to spend at least the next five years in jail after being sentenced to 10 and a half years with no chance of parole until March, 2014, for the role he played in supporting a terrorist cell in London, England in 2003 and 2004. See story


(Updated Jan. 130)
Transit union refuses to go along with city imposed work-rest rules
On the eve of a city council meeting during which city councillors are scheduled to discuss a motion aimed at healing the divide between OC Transpo workers and management, a new rift has opened up between the two sides over work-rest requirements. See story


(Updated Jan. 130)
Mayor's court date pushed back
Mayor Larry O'Brien will have to wait an extra week to have his date in court after a back log in court proceedings required a one week postponement in the case. See story


(Updated March 9)
Orleans Online publisher to be inducted into Media Hall of Fame
As a former award-winning photographer and community journalist over the past 19 years, Orleans Online publisher Fred Sherwin has received a number of accolades during his career, but none is more special than the honour he will receive on March 11. See story


(Updated March 9)
Commentary: OC Transpo in need of thorough operational audit
Last Tuesday, the city’s transit committee heard that hundreds of people are taking the city for a ride by using OC Transpo without paying. Fare fraud is so rampant that OC Transpo general manager Alain Lalonde estimated that the transit service is losing five per cent of its potential revenue every day. See story


(Updated March 6)
Mayor's taskforce warns of impending 'chaos' unless changes made
City council is 'ineffective' and 'dysfunctional' and unless changes are made to the way the city is governed, it will continue to languish in a state of disarray and eventually degenerate into complete chaos, or at least that is the assessment of a taskforce formed by Mayor Larry O'Brien to study how the city is being run. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: Executive committee suggestion a non-starter
If you were to boil down the recently released Mayor's Taskforce on Governance report to just one sentence it would read, "Mayor's taskforce recommends Mayor be given more power". See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
East end English language schools fail to measure up to French language counterparts
The east end’s English elementary schools are still trailing their French language counterparts when it comes to teaching their students the three-Rs. See story


(Updated Feb. 28)
Orléans to celebrate 150th birthday next year
Preparations are already under way for the 150th anniversary of Orléans. On Wednesday, Ottawa city council proclaimed 2010 as the year marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the St-Joseph d'Orléans parish. See story


(Updated Feb. 28)
Hydro One offers explanation for recent power outages
An Ontario fitness centre chain has unveiled plans to build a new super-size aquatics centre and fitness facility near the old Regional water tower on Innes Road. See story


(Updated Feb. 28)
Commentary: Getting hot under the collar over hydro
In the great debate over which utility should be responsible for delivering hydro to the far east end, it should be noted that the recent spat of power outages that have plagued the area have had nothing to do with who you’re paying to deliver your electricity. See story


(Updated Feb. 26)
School year to start one week earlier next fall
Area students will be going back to school one week earlier than usually next fall in order to get the required number of instructional days in before the end of June. See story


(Updated Feb. 26)
Mega-fitness centre coming to Orléans
An Ontario fitness centre chain has unveiled plans to build a new super-size aquatics centre and fitness facility near the old Regional water tower on Innes Road. See story


(Updated Feb. 25)
City contemplates eliminating development charge exemptions
The City of Ottawa is contemplating the elimination of development charge exemptions for a number of property categories including churches, schools and hospitals. See story


(Updated Feb. 25)
Additional east end routes to be restored today
OC Transpo plans to restore three more east end routes today. They are regular routes 125 and 131 and greeen express route 38. In addition, two more green express routes, the 33 and 35, will restored on Monday, Nov. 29 , three weeks ahead of scheduled. See story


(Updated Feb. 22)
First ever Hockey Day in Orléans a huge success
More than 400 people gatherd at the Valin-East Village outdoor rink on Saturday to celebrate Canada's favourite past-time with an old-fashioned game of shinny between the host Cardinal Creek Community Association and a group of challengers from Chapel Hill South led by Innes Ward Coun. Rainer Bloess. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Navan youngster wins lead role in made-for-TV movie
The tiny village of Navan is quickly becoming a hot bed for young actors. The home of sibling thespians Emma and Sally Isherwood, can now claim a third child prodigy after eight-year-old Tori Barban recently won the lead role in a made-for-TV Christmas movie to be aired on Lifetime next year. See story


(Updated Sept. 1169)
Orléans company gets gov't grant for young entrepreneurship program
An Orléans company that specializes in providing consulting services to small- and medium-sized businesses has been awarded a federal grant to provide 10 unemployed francophone youth an opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs. See story


(Updated Sept. 1168)
Three injured in Hwy. 174 accident near Canaan Road
Hwy. 174 between Rockland and Trim Road was the scene of another serious accident on Tuesday as three people were injured in a two car collision just east of Canaan Road. See story


(Updated Sept. 1166)
Local residents shake off midwinter blues during Cumberland Winterfest
While thousands upon thousands of people crowded the Rideau Canal to attend Winterlude on the weekend, a good number of people decided to celebrate the season a little closer to home at the Cumberland Winterfest. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
NCC decides to look at three sites in second phase of bridge study
Phase 2 of the Interprovincial Crossing Environmental Assessment will include the top three rated sites indictated in the first phase of the study as opposed to just one as was recommended by the consultants who conducted it. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Commentary: Motivation to build new bridge questionable
How many people out there thought the number one reason to build an interprovincial bridge in the east end was to remove the truck traffic from King Edward Street? Show of hands. I thought so. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Ottawa-Orléans MPP clarifies position on interprovincial options
Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely says he still supports including Lower Duck Island in the second phase of the Interprovincial Crossing Environmental Assessment, but only if the study examines the impact a bridge at Lower Duck Island will have on Hwy. 174 and the mitigation that would be needed to deal with the increase in traffic. See story


(Updated Sept. 1162)
City passes scaled-down list of transit incentives
OC Transpo's webmaster had to work into the wee hours of the morning today, furiously changing some of the incentives the transit service has been advertising for the past two weeks. See story


(Updated Sept. 1162)
City council overturns earlier decision to study additional bridge options
During a meeting highlighted by reversals, Ottawa city council voted on Wednesday to overturn an earlier decision recommending that Lower Duck Island be included in the second phase of the interprovincial bridge study and instead reiterated their support for Kettle Island as the preferred location. See story


(Updated Sept. 1161)
Convent Glen North residents push for Kettle Island bridge
The Orléans Client Service Centre theatre was packed to overflowing Monday night as more than 300 people gathered to discuss recent developments in the debate over where to build a future interprovincial bridge. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Return of weekday transit service goes smoother than expected
The return of weekday transit service went smoother than predicted on Monday without any of the chaos and mass confusion that had been feared. See story


(Updated March 9)
Truck falls through ice near Petrie Island
Two intrepid ice fishermen got more than they bargained for Saturday morning when their GMC pick-up truck fell through the ice near Petrie Island after they decided to go off the beaten path. See story


(Updated Feb. 7)
Riders, drivers all smiles as buses back on the road following 59-day absence
Louise Beauchamp was so happy to be able to take a bus to Place d'Orléans this morning she wanted to kiss her driver. See story


(Updated Feb. 6)
Mayor covers variety of topics during exclusive interview with local media
An open and honest Mayor Larry O'Brien answered questions on a variety of topics Thursday during an exclusive interview with journalists from three east end media outlets including Orleans Online. See story


(Updated Feb. 5)
Commuters urged to exercise common sense, be patient
When it comes to how people should deal with the resumption of transit service next Monday, at least one east end councillor is asking commuters to rely on their common sense. See story


(Updated Feb. 5)
Commuters urged to exercise common sense, be patient
When it comes to how people should deal with the resumption of transit service next Monday, at least one east end councillor is asking commuters to rely on their common sense. See story


(Updated Feb. 5)
City extends grace period for December bus passes
Commuters who still have their December bus passes will now be able to use them until March 31, and express, rural express, senior and community passes and ecopasses will be valid until April 30. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
City moves quickly to assure residents water supply is safe
City officials are assuring residents that radioactive material found in three shipments of sewage sludge, or biosolids, heading to the U.S. has not contaminated the water supply system at the Robert O. Pickard Water Treatment Centre in Canotek Park. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
Montfort group returns after conquering Kilimanjaro
A group of climbers has returned to Ottawa after scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for the development of a cancer treatment program at the Montfort Hospital. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Buses to start rolling on Saturday
There was some good news for Ottawa's transit users on Monday. According to OC Transpo general manager Alain Lalonde, regular weekend service will be restored to 83 per cent capacity on Saturday and plans to restore weekday service next Monday has been expanded. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Public board moves to expand immersion program
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has announced plans to expand its Early and Middle Immersion programs into 11 schools board-wide including Convent Glen Elementary School where students will have the option of entering the Middle French Immersion program beginning next September. See story


(Updated Sept. 116)
Provinces request expanding list of bridge options
The list of sites that will be included in the second phase of the interprovincial bridge study continues to grow after both Ontario and Quebec recommended that consultants examine three different options in the next phase of the Environmental Assessment. See story


(Updated Sept. 116)
Sarsfield residents say good bye to January with winter fun day
About 40 residents descended on the Sarsfield Community Centre on Saturday to enjoy some chilli, baked beans and hot chocolate before taking to the ice for the village's annual curling tournament. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
No service, no savings no rebate, post-strike euphoria fading fast
The feeling of optimism and relief that many people felt upon hearing the news that the OC Transpo strike is finally over is quickly being replaced by a sense of frustration bordering on outright anger over how long it will take to restore service. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: False sense of optimism in need of reality check
I hate to rain on everybody's parade, but I feel someone needs to put some of the issues surrounding the end of the OC Transpo strike into their proper perspective. Besides I've been listing to CFRA for the past six hours to the point where I've nearly bitten my tongue off. See story


(Updated Jan. 29)
City of Ottawa, ATU agree to end OC Transpo strike
The City of Ottawa and the Amalgamated Transit Union have agreed to settle their differences through binding arbitration rather than wait for back-to-work legislation, thus ending the 52-day OC Transpo strike. See story


(Updated Jan. 28)
Feds to legislate OC Transpo drivers back to work
Ottawa residents will only have to deal with the transit strike for another week or so after federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose announced outside the House of Commons this afternoon that the Conservative goverment plans to introduce back-to-work legislation tomorrow night. See story


(Updated June 29)
OC Tranpso dispute reaches new low after union rejects city's latest offer
Just when you thought there might be a light at the end of the tunnel in the seven-week-old OC Transpo labour dispute, the flicker of hope ignited by the city in its most recent proposal has been snuffed out by the Amalgamated Transit Union which flatly rejected the offer on Tuesday. See story


(Updated June 29)
Commentary: City's insistence on safety regulations a red herring
As negotiators for the City of Ottawa and the ATU continue to discuss the city's "revised" position with federal mediators, a number of important questions need to be asked. See story


(Updated Jan. 26)
Local resident celebrates historical day with his family
As President Barack Obama’s self-professed number one fan in Orléans, Yomi Pratt would have loved to have been in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20 to see his historic swearing-in ceremony. See story


(Updated Jan. 26)
More details known about fatal accident
According to police reports, the 51-year-old women who died in an early morning accident on Monday veered into oncoming traffic after losing control of her vehicle. See story


(Updated Jan. 25)
City council agrees to present revised offer to transit union
The City of Ottawa has asked the Amalgamated Transit Union to return to the bargaining table to discuss a new offer which sources say includes "substantially" concessions on a number of the key issues including the thorny issue of scheduling. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Transit dispute back to square one after informal talks break down
The labour dispute between the City of Ottawa and striking OC Transpo workers is back to square one after informal federally-mediated talks between the two sides broke off on Friday. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Hydro One postpones planned power outage until Feb. 1
Nervous Hydro One customers living in the far east end won't have to worry about being left in the cold this weekend after the provincial utility decided to postpone a planned power outage for this Sunday until Feb. 1. See story


(Updated Jan. 132)
Petrie Island offers popular location for ice fishing enthusiasts
When most people first hear the words fun, winter and outdoors, thoughts of tobogganing, skiing and skating on the canal usually come to mind. Ice fishing, on the other hand, barely registers a blip. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Panic free computing is just a phone call away
If you depend on your lap top for your livelihood you probably live in mortal fear that A) it will be stolen, or B) it will simply stop working either due to a virus or the hard drive simply gives out. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Committee endorses St. Joseph improvement plan
The City of Ottawa's economic develpment committee has endorsed a plan that will provide incentives for businesses and business owners to spruce up their properties along St. Joseph Blvd. See story


(Updated Jan. 132)
Second planned power outage has Cumberland councillor concerned
Residents living in the former municipality of Cumberland will no doubt have their fingers crossed when they go to bed this Saturday night as Hydro One carries out a planned power outage between 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
City asks union to allow mechanics to start getting buses ready
City officials are asking the Amalgamated Transit Union to allow striking mechanics to go back to work in order to get the buses ready to go once the strike is over. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Union says it's 'disappointed' at city's response to their latest offer
The labour dispute between the City of Ottawa and striking OC Transpo workers is once again at a stalemate after representatives of ATU Local 279 refused to accept the city's counter proposal to the union's offer to end the five-week-old strike 'immediately'. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
City counters union's proposal to end strike with conditions of their own
Ottawa city council has agreed to settle the city's ongoing labour dispute with striking OC Transpo workers through binding arbitration, but only if the union agrees to two key conditions. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Police ask for public's assistance in locating bank robbery suspect
The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that took place at the Scotiabank branch on Charlemagne Rd. on Dec. 23 at about 5:30 p.m. See story


(Updated Jan. 16)
Transit union lays out conditions to end strike and return to work
The union representing 2,300 striking OC Transpo workers says it is willing to tell its members to return to work if the city agrees to two key conditions. See story


(Updated Jan. 16)
City rolls out additional mitigation measures
The city is stepping up measures to help residents deal with the ongoing transit strike, including lower on-street parking rates and lower parking rates for vehicles carrying more than one passenger in municipal lots. See story


(Updated Jan. 16)
No end in sight to 38-day OC Transpo strike as city council stiffens its position
Ottawa city council has decided to circle the proverbial wagons and dig in for the long haul in its ongoing labour dispute with striking OC Transpo employees. See story


(Updated Jan. 15)
Council votes to consider second interprovincial option
Ottawa city council wants the NCC to study a second possible site in the second phase of an Environmental Assessment process that will determine the future location of an interprovincial crossing in the east end. See story


(Updated Jan. 14)
Community comes together to help animal rescue operator get back on her feet
On Jan. 1, Michelle Mayer's life was turned upside down when an early morning fire swept through her modest bungalow on Navan Road, killing 28 animals under her care including 11 puppies that were born on Dec. 31. See story


(Updated July 21)
Kettle Island opponents succeed in getting committee to support second option
The ongoing debate over where to build an interprovincial bridge in the east end took another turn on Monday after the city's transportation committee voted to include a second option for study during the second phase of the Environmental Assessment process. See story


(Updated Jan. 10)
Commentary: Latest move paints union into corner
Watching and listening to Larry O'Brien speak about the ongoing transit strike on Friday, you couldn't help but get the impression that he was completely in his element. See story


(Updated Jan. 10)
City unveils measures to help residents deal with ongoing transit strike
One day after striking OC Transpo workers voted to reject the city's latest contract offer, city officials unveiled a variety of measures aimed at helping residents adversely effected by the work stoppage. See story


(Updated Jan. 9)
Community associations endorse Kettle Island bridge recommendation
The presidents of nine community associations in the far east end have thrown their support behind a consultants' recommendation to build an interprovincial bridge at Kettle Island. See story


(Updated Jan. 9)
Transit strike to continue after 75% vote against city offer
Striking OC Transpo workers will remain on the picket line for the foreseeable future after 75 per cent of the union members voted against the city's latest offer in a supervised vote on Thursday. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Your Independent grocery store scene of early morning robbery
The Dessureault Your Independent grocery store in Orleans Garden was the scene of a daring early morning robbery on Thursday as three masked men swooped down on the store and made off with a number of undisclosed items. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Your Independent grocery store scene of early morning robbery
The Dessureault Your Independent grocery store in Orleans Garden was the scene of a daring early morning robbery on Thursday as three masked men swooped down on the store and made off with a number of undisclosed items. See story


(Updated Jan. 9)
Commentary: Declaring OC Transpo an essential service a dangerous move
With members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279 expected to reject the city’s latest contract offer today and thus prolong their 31 day strike indefinitely, the call to declare OC Transpo an essential service will likely reach a fevered pitch. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Navan woman tries to resurrect animal rescue shelter after devastating fire
For Michelle Mayer her 38th birthday will be one she won't soon forget, and not because it falls on New Year's Eve. On her way home from a combined New Year's Eve/ birthday party she got a phone call from her step-mother telling her that her house was on fire. See story


(Updated Jan. 5)
Consultants confirm Kettle Island as best location for interprovincial bridge
Consultants charged with the task of picking the best location for an interprovincial bridge are sticking with their original recommendation which identified Kettle Island as the top spot out of six possible sites in the east end. See story


(Updated Jan. 5)
Commentary: City needs to spell out consequences of a No vote
As striking OC Transpo workers prepare to take part in a supervised vote on the city's latest contract offer on Thursday, it's incumbent on the city to spell out the ramifications of a potential No vote in as clear as terms as possible. See story


(Updated Jan. 5)
Union members urged to reject latest offer during ATU information meeting
Striking OC Transpo workers are being urged to reject the city's latest contract offer and stand firm in the face of rising public sentiment against the protracted work stoppage which is now into its 26th day. See story


(Updated Jan. 5)
Transit vote to take place on Thursday
Striking OC Transpo workers will get a chance to vote on the city's latest contract offer this Thursday under the supervision of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. See story


(Updated Jan. 1)
Labour Minister orders transit union to vote on latest offer
Striking OC Transpo workers will get a chance to vote on the city's latest contract offer after federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose ordered the Amalgamated Transit Union to hold a supervised vote of its members in a ruling handed down on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Fire destroys youth home on St. Joseph Blvd.
A youth group home located at 1300 St. Joseph Blvd. was burned to the ground on Sunday night after firefighters responding to the blaze were unable to put out the flames. See story


(Updated Jan. 136)
Power surge leaves many Springridge residents scrambling to stay warm
A number of residents in the Orléans community of Springridge have been unable to operate their furnaces for the past three days after a power surge caused the motors that run the furnaces' exhaust systems to blow. See story


(Updated Jan. 136)
Boxing Day shoppers descend on local Future Shop store
The country may be in the middle of a world wide recession, but you wouldn't know it judging by the number of people who satmpeded through the Future Shop store on Innes Road early this morning in search of Boxing Day bargains. See story


(Updated Jan. 135)
Merry Christmas and bah humbug: Transit talks break off indefinitely
While residents in Ottawa were out running around taking care of last minute errands on Christmas Eve, talks between the Amalgamated Transit Union and the City of Ottawa were called off indefinitely after the union walked away from the negotiating table late Tuesday night. See story


(Updated Jan. 134)
Origins of Christmas symbols not easy to pin down
Although the true origin of Christmas remains a mystery to this day, the reasons behind Dec. 25 as the date we all celebrate the birth of the Christ child is likely a conglomeration of a number of circumstances. See story


(Updated Jan. 134)
Origins of Christmas symbols not easy to pin down
Although the true origin of Christmas remains a mystery to this day, the reasons behind Dec. 25 as the date we all celebrate the birth of the Christ child is likely a conglomeration of a number of circumstances. See story


(Updated Jan. 134)
Legend of Santa Claus a mix of fact and fiction
He may be but a myth to millions of people around the world, but the legend that is Santa Claus is actually based on a real person. The real-life St. Nicholas lived during the fourth century in what is now modern-day Turkey. See story


(Updated Jan. 133)
Woman forced to move out of home after making surprising dicovery
Residents living in homes built before 1980 are being advised to check their attics for possible damage caused by last winter's heavy snowfall after a woman in Convent Glen found several damaged trusses in her roof. See story


(Updated Jan. 132)
Painful anthology provides therapy for the soul
Arlene Ben-Zur has been to hell and back and has lived to write about it. Her journey is contained in a new book entitled Cancer of my Soul: A Personal Battle For Survival Against the Odds in which she retells the abuse she suffered at the hands of her late father and two ex-husbands, her battle with Cushing's disease and her painful separation from her granddaughter. See story


(Updated Dec. 19)
Local businesses have plenty to offer Xmas shoppers
While thousands of people flock to the local mall to do the lion’s share of their Christmas shopping, they do so at the risk of missing out on that unique gift which can only be found in one of the many local specialty shops. See story


(Updated Dec. 19)
OC Transpo talks to resume Saturday
Both sides in the OC Transpo labour dispute have agreed to meet this Saturday to begin talks aimed at ending the 10-day-old bus strike. The City of Ottawa and the Amalgamated Transit Union have agreed to return to the bargaining table without any preconditions. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Cumberland museum celebrates township's Christmas heritage
In an age when the Christmas season has become dominated by excessive commercialism and conspicuous consumption, itÂ’s hard to believe there was a time, not long ago, when Christmas was a much simpler occasion. See story


(Updated Dec. 17)
No end in sight as OC Transpo strike enters second week
As the OC Transpo strike enters its second week, both sides in the dispute appear to be digging in for the long haul while residents continue to find ways to deal with the loss of bus service. See story


(Updated Dec. 12)
East end crime rate takes a dip in 2007
According to statistics released by the Ottawa Police Service earlier this week, the east end saw a drop in criminal activity in 2007 roughly in line with the rest of the city which experienced a six per cent decrease in crime. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
City council wraps up 2009 budget process by passing second omnibus motion
Ottawa city council put the wraps on the 2009 budget process on Wednesday by passing a second omnibus motion that dealt with the city's capital budget. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Double whammy makes for extra-ordinarily long commute into town
Ottawa commuters were hit with a double whammy on Wednesday as the first major snowstorm of the year combined with the first bus strike in 12 years to make getting around the city an absolute nightmare. See story


(Updated Dec. 10)
Bus strike now a certainty after neither side willing to budge
The first OC Transpo strike in 12 years is now a certainty after both sides in the dispute confirmed in separate press releases on Tuesday that they have no intention of budging from their current positions. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Council coalition blindsides Mayor with speedy passage of omnibus budget package
Ottawa ratepayers will see their tax bills go up by 4.9 per cent next year after a group of city councillors managed to pass an omnibus budget motion that among other things spared proposed cuts in arts and culture funding and limited rental fee increases for minor sports to 7.5 per cent. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: OC Transpo dispute all about power
s OC Transpo's 2,300 operators, dispatchers and mechanics are about to go on strike and leave thousands of commuters stranded in the process, a lot of people are probably asking themselves the same all encompassing question -- why? See story


(Updated Dec. 8)
City braces for OC Transpo strike after union rejects city's final offer
East end commuters may want to start making alternative arrangements for transportation Wednesday morning after talks between OC Transpo and the Amalgamated Transit Union broke off on Monday. See story


(Updated Dec. 8)
Commentary: Dion must go, but Harper is not out of the woods yet
Well, it looks as though the coalition formed between the Opposition leaders to bring down the Harper government is about to self-implode due to Liberal infighting. So much for the best laid plans of mice and men, although I’m not sure which category you would place Msrs. Dion, Layton and Duceppe. See story


(Updated Dec. 8)
Limited power outage turns into massive power failure
What was supposed to be a limited power outage Sunday morning turned into a massive power failure after a hydro line serving much of the far east end of the city came crashing to the ground near Trim Road. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Icy conditions cause string of accidents along Hwy. 417
Icy conditions are being blamed for a series of accidents that occured along a stretch of Hwy. 417 between Anderson Road to Rockdale Road on Saturday morning. See story


(Updated Dec. 6)
Stage set for highly charged budget deliberations
The stage has been set for what should be the most contentious budget process at City Hall since 2004. On Friday, city staff unveiled a revised version of the 2009 draft budget that includes $13.84 million in additional savings and a $26 million hit to the city's reserve funds. See story


(Updated Dec. 5)
City Hall display celebrates last wooden hockey stick
During the next six weeks, visitors to Ottawa City Hall will be able to see a display of some of the last wooden hockey sticks made in Canada. See story


(Updated Dec. 4)
Showdown looming after second transit union votes to strike
Labour relations between the City of Ottawa and two unions representing OC Transpo employees is entering a critical stage after members of the Amalgamated Transit Union voted to take strike action on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Orléans pharmacist faces various sex related charges
An Orléans pharmacist faces a number of charges including sexual assault and child luring following a lengthy investigation by the Ottawa Police Service vice squad. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Sir Wil students pitch in to help less fortunate
Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Tenth Line Road are continuing a pair of Christmas traditions first bgun 12 years ago to help families who are struggling to make ends meet at this demanding time of the year. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Parade of Lights keeps getting bigger, better, brighter
Tens of thousands of people took advantage of near perfect weather conditions on Saturday to take in the 14th annual Parade of Lights. The Orléans Santa Claus parade keeps getting bigger, better and brighter every year. This year organizers decided to increase the number of parade entries from 76 to 81 with more school entries and several first-timers including floats from Portobello Manor and Orleans Boat World. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Orléans adventurer tells his story in new book
For Orléans adventurer Jean-François Carrey, becoming the youngest Canadian to climb Mount Everest in 2006 was the culmination of a journey that began when he was just 12 years old. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
City council approves transit plan, next move up to feds, province
After months of studies and public consultation and an often raucus debate that stretched over the last three days, Ottawa city council has finally endorsed a Master Transportation Plan that lays the ground work for a new rapid transit network to be built over the next 25 years. See story


(Updated Jan. 26)
Latest donations bolster arts centre endowment fund
The economy maybe on the verge of a recession, but thatÂ’s not stopping some of OttawaÂ’s biggest players from donating their money to help future generations of artists pursue their dreams. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Orléans adventurer tells his story in new book
For Orléans adventurer Jean-François Carrey, becoming the youngest Canadian to climb Mount Everest in 2006 was the culmination of a journey that began when he was just 12 years old. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Failing to keep maintenance records could cost you
John Smith leased his first vehicle four years ago from a reputable dealer. When the lease was about to expire, he took the car back to the dealership to go through the standard evaluation to determine what if any additional costs he would incur before leasing another car. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Ontario Municipal Board gives go ahead to controversial development
The Ontario Municipal Board has given the go ahead for Claridge Homes to build seven multi-residential buildings containing 84 units at the southwest corner of Trim Road and Portobello Drive. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Orléans Ward councillor honours community leaders
Orléans Coun. Bob Monette hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday night to pay tribute to some of the people whose efforts have contributed to the betterment of their community. See story


(Updated Jan. 22)
Uploading hiccup adds $10 million to 2009 budget shortfall
City council's budget headache just got a little bigger after finance staff had to make a $10 million correction to the projected budget figures on Friday. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Local residents have their say at budget consultation meeting
Area residents upset over proposed cuts in the 2009 draft budget had a chance to voice their disapproval at a public consultation meeting hosted by all four east end councillors at the Orléans Client Service Centre on Thursday night. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Orléans family facing firearms charges after weapons found in East Village home
Members of the Ottawa Police Service guns and gangs unit raided a large, two-storey home on Pine Vista Drive in the East Village sub-division near Innes and Trim early Wednesday morning and arrested two men in their 20s and a man and a woman in their 60s. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 2 )
Local businesses fêted at People's Choice Awards
The Orléans Client Service Centre was aptly named Wednesday night as representatives from some of the most successful small businesses in the far east end gathered for the Orléans Chamber of Commerce People's Choice Business Awards. See story


(Updated Jan. 137)
Scouts pitch in to clean up community garden lot
Members of the 55e Ste. Marie Scout troop strapped on their boots and got down on dirty Saturday to help clean up the Orléans community garden lot on St. Joseph Blvd. across from the East Division police station. See story


(Updated Jan. 135)
Commentary: East end's recreational jewel loses out again
This week Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Jim Watson and Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil McNeely met on the beach at Petrie Island with Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien and Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette and handed them a cheque for $77.3 million to be used to help improve the city’s infrastructure assets. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Khawaja sentencing delayed until next spring
Convicted terrorist Momin Khawaja will have to wait until next spring before he’ll find out how much longer he will have to remain in prison. See story


(Updated Jan. 133)
Revised transportation plan includes a number of east end improvements
City staff rolled out a revised version of the hotly-debated Transportation Master Plan on Tuesday, which among other things, includes measures aimed it improving local transit and transportation woes sooner rather than later. See story


(Updated Jan. 132)
Hundreds honour fallen war heroes at local Remembrance Day ceremonies
Hundreds of people turned out on Tuesday to honour Canada's fallen war heroes during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Orléans, Cumberland Village and Navan. See story


(Updated Jan. 130)
Former Gloucester councillor continues to repay an old debt
As Frank Cauley sees it he was one of the fortunate ones. During World War II, The former Gloucester city councillor and Carleton Board of Education trustee survived crashing at sea, 50 bombing missions and an encounter with a German U-boat. See story


(Updated June 29 )
Local minor sports organizations angered over proposed fee hikes
A single family home in Sarsfield has been left in ashes after a fire raged through the Colonial Road house early Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the split level home at around 1:30 p.m. When they arrived the blaze had already spread to the second floor and roof. See story


(Updated June 29 )
Watermain break closes Hwy. 174 for several hours
The eastbound lanes of Hwy. 174 between Champlain Blvd. and Champlain St. were closed for several hours early Sunday morning to allow city crews the opportunity to repair a watermain that burst on Saturday. See story


(Updated Nov. 7)
Legion launches local poppy campaign
The Remembrance Day poppy has become one of the most recognizable symbols in Canada. Every year millions of Canadians dawn the bright red poppy shaped pins in exchange for a small donation without a second thought as to where the money goes. See story


(Updated Nov. 5)
Local minor sports organizations angered over proposed fee hikes
If the City of Ottawa goes ahead with huge increases in the rental fees they charge organizations for the use of recreational facilities, registration in minor sports will suffer greatly starting with kids from low and middle income families already struggling to make ends meet. See story


(Updated Nov. 4)
Proposed budget cuts likely to generate plenty of feedback
City councillors are bracing themselves for a litany of phone calls and e-mails from groups that could be affected by a series of proposed budget cuts laid out in the 2009 draft document tabled on Tuesday. See story


(Updated Nov. 4)
Judge upholds life sentence in dance club stabbing conviction
Carl Michel Belance will have to spend another three years behind bars before he can apply for parole after Justice Roydon Kealey sentenced him to life in prison on Monday for the 2002 stabbing death of Blackburn Hamlet teen Dapo Agoro. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Commentary: Task force needed to look at social housing mess
The city released its long awaited report on the state of social housing in Ottawa last week. The document is a shameful condemnation of the powers that be in failing to meet even the most basic of standards. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Obama-mania reaches north of the border into Orléans
As Americans head to the polls to elect the next President of the United States on Tuesday, millions of people will be watching around the world to see if Barack Obama will become the first African American to attain the position, including thousands of supporters in Canada. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: Khawaja sentence should depend on one critical question
For the past two days I've been trying to figure out what I would do if I was Justice Douglas Rutherford faced with deciding the fate of Momin Khawaja. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Khawaja guilty of facilitating terrorism, not guilty in London bomb plot
Former Orléans resident and Sir Wilfrid Laurier grad Momin Khawaja has moved from the list of suspected terrorist to that of convicted terrorist after Judge Douglas Rutherford found him guilty of financing and facilitating terrorist activities between January 2002 and March 2004. See story


(Updated Oct. 28)
Homeopathic clinic offers painless alternative to flu shot
Flu shot – two words that universally strike fear into the hearts of children big and small. With the flu season already upon us, parents are once again faced with the decision of either dragging their children kicking and screaming to their local flu shot clinic, or not bothering and risk possible contraction of the flu virus down the road. See story


(Updated Oct. 26)
Orléans wellness practitioner receives community excellence award
Orléans chiropractor and wellness practitioner Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp has been recognized for her efforts in promoting wellness in the community by the Creating Wellness Alliance of which she has been a member for the past two years. See story


(Updated Oct. 26)
Commentary: 'Sewergate' report has silver lining
It's hard to imagine a stronger condemnation of the corporate culture that has existed at City Hall since amalgamation than the words contained in the sewer spill report tabled by city auditor Alain Lalonde this week. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Second jury finds man guilty in 2002 stabbing of Blackburn Hamlet teen
A second jury has found Carl Michel Belance guilty of second degree murder in the stabbing death of Blackburn Hamlet teen Oladapo Agoro in a Rideau Street dance club in June 2002. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Latest assessments will have little impact on local property taxes
The latest round of property value assessments will have a minimal impact on local property taxes, with most are homeowners likely to see a slight decrease. See story


(Updated Oct. 23)
Sewergate report a damning condemnation of 'incompetent' managers
The worst sewage spill in the city's history was the result pf gross negligence and outright incompetence on the part of a handful of senior managers in the city's water and wastewater services department, that according to city auditor general Alain Lalonde who tabled his report on the incident yesterday. See story


(Updated Oct. 23)
Agoro retrial now in the hands of the jury
The future fate of the man responsible for the 2002 death of Blackburn Hamlet teen Dapo Agoro, is now in the hands of the jury after both the Crown and the defence lawyers made their closing arguments in his retrial on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Oct. 20)
Coming Soon: 10-screen theatre complex planned for Orléans
Moviegoers in Orléans may soon have a state-of-the-art, 10-screen complex to call their own after Empire Theatres recently unveiled plans to build a theatre complex near Innes Road and Belcourt Boulevard. See story


(Updated Oct. 18)
Agoro retrial to focus on assailant's state of mind
For the second time in two years, Carl Michel Belance is being tried for the murder of Blackburn Hamlet teen Dapo Agoro during a scuffle in a Rideau Street dance club in June 2002. See story


(Updated Oct. 18)
Habitat for Humanity recipients look forward to fresh start
The other day I was watching the news when a piece came on about the CHEO Dream of Lifetime contest in which the top prize is a fully furnished, four bedroom executive home in Kanata worth $1.5 million. See story


(Updated Oct. 17)
Organizations tied to Ottawa River given additional funds
Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien and east end councillors Bob Monette and Rob Jellett dropped by Petrie Island on Thursday to present a pair of cheques for $50,000 to members of the Friends of Petrie Island and the Ottawa Riverkeepers. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
The greatest gift of all: Siblings share special bond through living organ donations
The gift of life, the gift of love. That about sums up living organ donations which allow the recipient to live as much as 20 years longer, as is the case with many kidney transplants. See story


(Updated Oct. 17)
Arts centre builder wants city to waive additional fees
The developer responsible for the construction of Shenkman Arts Centre on Centrum Blvd. wants the city to waive about $223,000 in additional fees for what they are calling "unforeseen" circumstances. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
East end French language schools ace EQAO test
Local francophone schools are doing a better than average job of teaching their students the three-Rs. According to the latest EQAO test results, 11 of the 13 French public and French Catholic schools in the east end ranked higher than the provincial average at the Grade 3 level in both reading and math, while 10 of the 14 schools ranked higher the rest of the francophone schools in the province in reading. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: Election results make great case for electoral reform
For the third time in four years, Canadians have gone to the polls, and for the third time in four years weÂ’ve ended up with a minority government. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Galipeau becomes first Tory to get re-elected in Ottawa-Orléans since 1872
For the past two and a half years, Royal Galipeau has had to live with the skepticism that his election to the House of Commons in January, 2006 was a political anomaly. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
G-P-R voters re-elect Tory incumbent by resounding margin
Voters in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell officially turned the page on their past love affair with the Liberal Party of Canada on Tuesday by re-electing Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux by a virtual landslide. See story


(Updated Oct. 13)
Fall Colours Marathon attracts record number of participants
The weather was perfect and the leaves were in full autumn splendour as more than 1,400 runners descended on the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Sunday for the Ottawa Fall Colours marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K Turkey Trot for the kids. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Thieves make early morning withdrawal from St. Joseph TD Canada Trust branch
Police are looking for a pair of thieves who walked into the TD Canada Trust branch at St. Joseph and Orleans Blvd. at around 9 a.m. Saturday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. See story


(Updated Oct. 10)
Conservative slide in the polls may have local repercussions
As the federal election enters the homestretch, the local campaign is getting a lot tighter as the gap between the Conservatives and the Liberals continues to narrow. See story


(Updated Oct. 10)
G-P-R hopefuls deliver sales pitch at Navan all-candidates meeting
More than 120 people packed the Heritage Public School gymnasium in Navan on Thursday night to hear from the four candidates running for election in the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. See story


(Updated Oct. 9)
Streamlining sees the departure of three senior city managers
The reorganization of the City of Ottawa's administration took a surprising step forward on Wednesday, sending shock waves through 111 Lisgar Street. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
City's budget status looking gloomy
Less than a month before city staff are scheduled to table the 2009 Draft Budget, signs are starting to appear that this year's budget process will be the most difficult to date. See story


(Updated Oct. 7)
Godbout pledges support for multicultural centre
Ottawa-Orléans Liberal candidate Marc Godbout says he will do whatever he can to secure federal funding for a multicultural centre in Orléans should he get elected. See story


(Updated Oct. 6)
Blackburn 'Run for the Cure' another huge success
More than 170 people took part in the sixth annual "CIBC Run for the Cure" event in Blackburn Hamlet on Sunday, which this year raised more than $23,000. See story


(Updated Oct. 2)
Navan company signs $9.8M deal to supply student security system to First Student buses
Child Check-Mate Systems, a Navan-based company that makes a student security system for school buses, has just signed a $9.8 million deal to outfit First Student's North American fleet of 60,000 buses with the device. See story


(Updated Oct. 1)
Local EQAO results vary from school to school
How area schools did on the latest Education Quality and Accountability Office test results depends very much on what you compare them to. For instance, of the 23 English language elementary schools in the east end that offer instruction at the Grade 3 level, 13 scored at or above the provincial average on the reading test, 12 scored at or above the provincial average on the writing test and 14 did the same on the math test. See story


(Updated Oct. 1)
East end EQAO results contain a number of positives
In the myriad of statistics and numbers that accompanied last weekÂ’s release of the provincial EQAO test results, a number of positives stood out concerning area schools. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Local candidates defend positions during often heated debate
Voters in Ottawa-Orléans got their one and only chance to see all four local candidates together on the same stage last night during an all-candidates debate at the Orléans Client Service Centre. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Liberal hopeful Godbout announces campaign platform
Ottawa-Orléans Liberal candidate Marc Godbout layed out his campaign platform on Friday and the common theme is rebuilding community partnerships. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Galipeau takes time out from election campaign to mark Maple Leaf Day
Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau took time out from his busy election schedule on Friday to mark National Maple Leaf Day by dedicating a tree to former City of Ottawa forester Craig Huff who passed away earlier this year. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
United Way award recipient a true community builder
Over the past 40 years, Queenswood Heights resident Al Tweddle has shed plenty of blood, sweat and even a few tears in helping to shape his community. See story


(Updated Sept. 24)
Charges withdrawn against Orléans child care provider
An Orléans child care provider charged with forcible confinement and assault involving a four-year-old boy in her care last spring has had both charges against her withdrawn. See story


(Updated Sept. 23)
City now accepting applications for auxiliary police program
The Ottawa Police Service is looking for a few good men and women to form the city's first auxiliary police service starting in early 2009. See story


(Updated Sept. 23)
Patients caught in the middle of doctor dispute at Orléans clinic
About 40 patients at an Orléans medical clinic were left out in the cold on Monday, as a dispute between the AIM Health Group and two if its doctors came to a head. See story


(Updated Sept. 20)
Defaced Hwy. 174 mural gets thorough cleaning
"I'm too old for this," says Mike Mesa as he scrubs away at a mural along Hwy. 174 that was recently defaced by an anonymous vandal. "As hypocritcal as it sounds coming from a graffiti artist, I'm pretty p---ed off." See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Second serious accident on Hwy. 174 in three weeks sends four people to hospital
The accident toll along Hwy. 174 between Trim Road and the Ottawa/Prescott-Russell boundary rose again on Friday after a car backing out of a driveway near Quigley Hill Road was struck by another vehicle and flipped on to the shoulder. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Public gets first look at proposed new Transportation Master Plan
Local residents got their first look at the city's proposed new Transportation Master Plan during a public consultation meeting at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex on Tuesday and the reaction, for the most part, was positive. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Public gets first look at proposed new Transportation Master Plan
Local residents got their first look at the city's proposed new Transportation Master Plan during a public consultation meeting at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex on Tuesday and the reaction, for the most part, was positive. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Commentary: Getting to the bottom of 'Sewergate'
The fall-out over “Sewergate” seems to just keep getting messier and messier. Last week, the city fired two more city managers and suspended a supervisor for their “alleged” roles in the 2006 sewer spill that allowed over one billion litres of raw sewage to be dumped into the Ottawa River over a six week period. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Godbout launches campaign, immediately goes on the attack
It took Marc Godbout all of 30 seconds to set his sights on the man who beat him in the last General Election. Speaking to Ottawa-South MP David McGuinty at the official launch of his campaign on Sunday, the former Ottawa-Orléans MP apologized for an incident that took place in the House of Commons last year in which Conservative incumbent Royal Galipeau crossed the floor to confront McGuinty for a statement he had just made. See story


(Updated Sept. 15)
Orléans Terry Fox Run attracts over 230 people despite threat of rain
The turnout was low but the spirits were high as just over 230 intrepid people ran, walked, biked, skateboarded and rollerbladed in the 28th annual Terry Fox Run in Fallingbrook on Sunday. See story


(Updated Sept. 15)
Navan institution celebrates 110 years in business
It's not by chance that J.T. Bradley's Country Convenience Store is located in the heart of Navan. For the past 110 years it has functioned as both food provider and community centre to five generations of Navan residents. See story


(Updated Sept. 13)
Ottawa-Orléans incumbent intent on ending 126 year drought
Ottawa-Orléans incumbent MP Royal Galipeau is trying to do something no other Conservative MP has done in the area since 1872 – get re-elected. See story


(Updated Sept. 13)
Local MP comes under fire for campaign
photo-op

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau's campaign got off to a bumpy start earlier this week after he and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Rona Ambrose appeared at the Boomerang Kids store in Orleans Garden for a photo-op. See story


(Updated Sept. 13)
Khawaja awaits fate after closing arguments made in 27-day trial
The fate of accused Orléans terrorist Momin Khawaja now rests in the hands of Justice Douglas Rutherford after his lawyer Lawrence Greenspon made a final plea for a "not guilty" verdict on Friday. See story


(Updated Sept. 12)
City staff roll out light rail options
The City of Ottawa will have a city-wide, light rail transit system in place by 2031. How we get there from here and what pieces of the plan will be put in place first, will be debated over the next eight weeks. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
City pleads guilty to sewage spill charges
The City of Ottawa has pled guilty to several charges stemming from a massive sewage spill in 2006 that resulted in over one billion litres of untreated storm and sewage water being dumped into the Ottawa River. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Former Liberal MP hoping to regain local seat
Former Ottawa-Orléans Liberal MP Marc Godbout has some unfinished business to take care of, but first he has to regain the seat he lost to Royal Galipeau in the last election. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Election sign bylaw causes campaign confusion
It seems to happen every time an election is called. One candidate gets a head start on getting his or her signs out and the other campaign automatically complains that they're breaking a bylaw.See story


(Updated Dec. 6 )
Unlicensed day care operator given probation, $5K fine
A woman who ran an unlicensed day care out of her Queenswood Heights home has been given three years probation and a $5,000 fine for operating an illegal daycare and obstructing police. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Heads continue to roll over 'Sewergate' fiasco
Two more managers have been fired at City Hall over their roll in the failed reporting of a massive sewer spill in the summer of 2006 which saw over a billion litre sof raw sewage dumped into the Ottawa River during a six week period due to a faulty slough gate. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
City council rejects call to allow pets on buses
A OC Transpo ban on pets will remain in effect after city council today rejected a call to allow small animals such as cats and certain breds of dogs on buses. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
City council rejects call to switch to bi-weekly trash pick-up
Ottawa residents will have their trash picked up every week for the forseeable future after city council rejected a staff recomendation to switch to a bi-weekly schedule. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
East end councillors form block to bring light rail to east end
The east end's four city councillors want a light rail line from downtown to the Blair Road Station to be included in Phase 1 of the city's Master Transportation Plan and their putting their votes where their mouths are. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Prosecution begins final summation in Khawaja trial
Orléans software developer Momin Khawaja was a self-professed soldier of Allah who wanted to reap "death and destruction" on the West by blowing up civilian targets, or at least that is how Crown Attorney David McKercher is attempting to portray the accused terrorist during his final summation on Tuesday. See story


(Updated Sept. 8)
Judge rejects defence bid to have Khawaja case thrown out
The terrorist trial involving Orléans software developer Momin Khawaja will proceed as planned after the presiding judge rejected a bid to have the case thrown out. See story


(Updated Sept. 8)
Navan Arena to finally get much needed renovations
For years officials with the Cumberland Grads Junior A Tier II hockey team have been complaining to the city about their cramped quarters. See story


(Updated Sept. 4)
Kettle Island preferred site for future bridge
The consulting firm hired to study possible sites for a future interprovincial crossing have settled on Kettle Island as the best possible option. According to Roche-NCE executive Steve Taylor, the Kettle Island location, which would link into a widened Aviation Parkway, scored the highest in every category among the 10 sites city wide and six in the east end that were examined. See story


(Updated Sept. 3)
Public school board shuffles east end principals
As students return to school this week, many will be greeted by a new face in the principal's office after the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board went through a shuffling of the deck during the summer. See story


(Updated Sept. 3)
Feds pledge additional $13M to upgrade city's sewer system
Walking along the sandy shore of Petrie Island yesterday, Canada's Environment Minister John Baird pledged another $13 million to help fix Ottawa's antiquated sewer system and prevent future sewage spills from contaminating the Ottawa River and, in turn, the island's public beach. See story


(Updated Sept. 191)
Young man's tragic death inspires effort to combat youth violence
When Dapo Agoro was alive he was known among his friends and family members as a peacemaker who often mediated conflicts between his peers. See story


(Updated Sept. 191)
Avalon principal busy preparing new school for opening day
For the past four weeks, dozens of workers have been busy getting Avalon Public School structurally ready for the arrival of students on Sept. 2. At the centre of all the commotion has been the school's principal Sandra Stewart, who along with her vice-principal Nicole Guertin-Colverson, and other members of the school's staff, have been working long hours to get the classrooms ready for the big day. See story


(Updated Sept. 190)
Man left in critical condition after scooter struck by car
A man said to be in his 60s is in critical condition at the Ottawa Hospital after his electric scooter was struck by a car outside the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Innes Road at around 11 a.m. See story


(Updated Aug. 24)
Orléans boy talks to bone marrow donor for first time
It's been three years and four months since Donna and Wayne Gudbranson were told that there then eight-year-old son Dennis needed a bone marrow transplant in order to survive after being re-diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. See story


(Updated Aug. 24)
Convent Glen townhouse fire under investigation
The Ottawa fire officials are investigating an overnight blaze that destroyed the second floor of a townhouse unit on Trappist Lane in Convent Glen. See story


(Updated Aug. 19)
Local group returns from mission to Africa
François Theriault is an 18-year-old Garneau High School graduate with aspirations of one day doing international humanitarian work. He got a taste of just what the job can entail during a recent trip to Benin in West Africa as part of Jeun'Espoire Afrique, a local group of students and educators who engage in humanitarian work in both Benin and Kingston, Jamaica. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Split fix in the works for 2009
East end commuters frustrated with having to navigate the Hwy. 417/174 split every rush hour will soon get some relief after the Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently announced that work on fixing the bottleneck will begin later this year. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Female competitor wins Ottawa-Carleton Plowing Match
In the male dominated world of competitive plowing, Kemptville native Jolene Stinson stands out. One, in that she is a woman, and two in that she has consistently done well competing against men who are vastly more experienced than she is. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Police investigate daring Innes Road McDonald's robbery attempt
The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help in trying to find two men who tried to rob the McDonald's restaurant on Innes Road in Orléans early Friday morning. See story


(Updated Aug. 14)
Legacy of 2001 International Plowing Match continues to live on
It's been nearly seven years since Navan hosted the 2001 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. The event itself was well-organized and a tremendous success in terms of the overall experience. Unfortunately, history and Mother Nature conspired to prevent the plowing match from being a financial success -- at least initially. See story


(Updated Aug. 12)
Navan Fair deemed a success despite drop in attendance
The Navan Fair wrapped up for another year on Sunday, and despite a drop in attendance due to the rather unpredicatble weather over the last few days, it is being hailed as one of the best ever. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Public board promises new Avalon school will open on schedule
Despite reports to the contrary, the new English public elementary school in Avalon will open on time, on budget and with a city-run after school daycare program in place, according to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board spokesperson Sharlene Hunter. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Local family resource centres in urgent need of school supplies
The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre are in desperate need of school supplies. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Orléans Habitat for Humanity project given go ahead
Habitat for Humanity is coming to Orléans. This September, construction will begin on two new Habitat for Humanity homes on Tulip Crescent in Chatelaine Village. See story


(Updated Aug. 1)
City faces $75 million in fines over 2006 sewage spill
The City of Ottawa has been charged with impairing the quality of water in the Ottawa River during a 15-day period in August 2006 in which more than one billion litres of raw sewage was accidentally dumped into the waterway. See story


(Updated July 29)
Youngsters line up to get piece of Canadian Olympic folklore
Over 60 youngsters stood in line for a half hour at the RBC branch on Innes Road on Tuesday for a chance to be one of the first people to get their hands on the newly released "Lucky Loonie" and an autograph from former three-time Olympian Jeff Bean. See story


(Updated July 29)
Youngsters line up to get piece of Canadian Olympic folklore
Over 60 youngsters stood in line for a half hour at the RBC branch on Innes Road on Tuesday for a chance to be one of the first people to get their hands on the newly released "Lucky Loonie" and an autograph from former three-time Olympian Jeff Bean. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Orléans seniors residence hosts family BBQ and open house
Residents at Belcourt Manor in Orléans were blessed with beautiful weather on Tuesday as they were able to get outside and enjoy a wonderful BBQ with family members along with some live entertainment provided by "La tournée du Bonheur". See story


(Updated July 29)
2nd annual Toast event builds on past success
Despite being postponed a day due to the threat of rain, the second annual Toast event was an unmitigated success, drawing double the crowd that attended the event last year. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Fire destroys single-family home in Convent Glen North
A single-family home on St. Jerome Cres. in Convent Glen North was left a burned out shell on Sunday after a fire ripped through the structure in a matter of hours. See story


(Updated July 25)
Crown rests its case in Khawaja terror trial
The Crown arguing the case at the Momin Khawaja terror trial wrapped up their submission on Thursday after 14 days of testimony during which they painted the former Orléans resident and Sir Wilfrid Laurier grad as a willing accomplice in a plot to blow up several targets in London, England in 2004 including the city’s largest nightclub, Heathrow Airport and a department store. See story


(Updated July 24)
Gloucester High School student earns top mark of '08
For the second year in a row Gloucester High School has produced the top student in the east end. Stephen Yang graduated with an average of 99.3 per cent, which not only was the top mark among students in the east end, but the second highest overall mark among students in the entire Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Francophone post-secondary school planned for Orléans
Francophone students in Orléans may soon have a local option to consider when thinking about where to go for their post-secondary education after it was announced on Wednesday that Cité Collegiale is looking to build a campus in the far east end. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Charity golf tournament ends on a high note
It's been eight years since Navan native Brad Both first decided to organize a golf tournament to earn his community service hours for high school and raise a few dollars so that children suffering from diabetes can go to summer camp. See story


(Updated July 8)
Green flag once again flying over Petrie Island beach
Despite a rash of bad publicity in recent weeks, Petrie Island has once again become a Mecca for east end residents looking to beat the heat. See story


(Updated July 4)
Thousands flock to Petrie Island to celebrate Canada Day
Brilliant sunshine, warm temperatures and plenty to see and do combined to produce the most successful Greater Orleans Canada Day Celebration ever as more than 20,000 people flocked to Petrie Island to take part in the event. See story


(Updated June 24)
Orléans terror suspect trial gets underway amid heavy security
The trial for Orléans terror suspect Momin Khawaja got underway yesterday under the watchful eyes of more than 60 observers including four RCMP tactical unit officers, a bevy of media and his parents who still live in the Princess Louise Drive home where Khawaja grew up. See story


(Updated June 22)
Orleans Relay for life raises over $300,000
As the 12-hour Orleans Relay for Life started on Friday, the clouds broke for the first time in four days and a giant rainbow appeared over Millennium Park, reminding the 1,300 or so participants of the importance of what they were about to do. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Navan 'hero' honoured during Food Aid roast
During a roast in his honour Thursday night, Navan resident Wyatt McWilliams was hailed as a "hero", "special" and an "inspiration", but if you ask him he's just an ordinary farmer with a penchant for crazy ideas. See story


(Updated July 219)
Fallingbrook teen wins Ontario Open Country Singing contest
Fourteen-year-old Kira Isabella may not be old enough to audition for Canadian Idol, but she is definitely proving to be a talent to look out for after recently winning a prestigious singing contest and a chance to record her first single. See story


(Updated July 214)
Two men rob Queenswood Heights Quickie store
The Ottawa police are looking for two men, both believed to be in their early 20s, after the Quickie convenience store on Des Epinettes Drive in Queenswood Heights was robbed Friday night. See story


(Updated June 9)
Bigger, better Blackburn Fun Fair attracts record crowd
Near perfect weather combined with three days of attractions and a wealth of family entertainment all added up to another record crowd at this year's Blackburn Fun Fair. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Cumberland couple found in their garage believed to be victims of double suicide
Police are investigating the death of two people found slumped in a car in the garage of their home on Fiesta Ave. in Cumberland. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Ottawa-Orléans MPP escorted from provincial legislature
Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely was escorted from the provincial legislature on Monday for calling fellow MPP Norm Sterling a liar after the Conservative member mixed up the date the Ministry of Environment was informed about the city's massive sewage spill. See story


(Updated June 2)
Murder suicide victims had planned to marry in September
The story surrounding the murder suicide victims found in a Queenswood Heights home on Saturday is beginning to emerge and its a story about a budding relationship gone horribly wrong. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 1)
Orléans MPP delivers family health care clinic
Notoriously underserved for the past number of years, the far east end will soon be getting its own mini-hospital complete with a family health care team that could serve as many as 20,000 patients a year by 2011. See story


(Updated Dec. 6 7)
Commentary: Petrie I. not the only thing contaminated by 'Sewergate'
Mindboggling. That’s about all you can say about the latest news that senior staff didn’t know that a slough gate malfunction was responsible for the water contamination at Petrie Island in the summer of 2006 until just last month – or at least that’s what city manager Kent Kirkpatrick is saying. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Malfunctioning slough gate responsible for Petrie Island water quality problems
Senior officials with the City of OttawaÂ’s water services department have some answering to do after it was revealed during a recent visit to the Robert O. Pickard water treatment facility that a malfunctioning slough gate was responsible for the high level of E-coli that forced the city to close the beach at Petrie Island for 45 days in 2006. See story


(Updated Jan. 13 )
Malfunctioning slough gate responsible for Petrie Island water quality problems
Senior officials with the City of OttawaÂ’s water services department have some answering to do after it was revealed during a recent visit to the Robert O. Pickard water treatment facility that a malfunctioning slough gate was responsible for the high level of E-coli that forced the city to close the beach at Petrie Island for 45 days in 2006. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
11-year-old boy narrowly escapes attempted abduction
Police are seeking a middle age man after an 11-year-old narrowly escaped an attempted abduction on a bikepath near Pierre Rocque Park in Convent Glen South early Monday morning. See story


(Updated May 5)
St. Peter students collect over 51,000 food items for trio of foodbanks
For the past two weeks students at St. Peter High School in Fallingbrook have been beg, borrowing and buying thousands of canned goods and other non-perishable food items as part of the school's annual Canley Cup food drive. See story


(Updated May 4)
Rabbits, voles feast on local trees
When most people think about rabbits and field mice they usually envision cute, little furry animals whose diet largely consists of lettuce and carrots. What you probably don't know is that they also love tree bark. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Four east end residents among Caring Canadian Award recipients
Four east end residents were among 30 people honoured at a special ceremony at the Governor General's residence on Wednesday for their volunteer work in the community. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Orléans salon raises over $4,900 in fight against cancer
Its been eight years since the mother daughter team of Diann Lalande and Sylvie Simard first took a day out of their busy schedule to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. See story

 

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