Volume 12 Week 5

Saturday, Oct. 1


 

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Orléans Ward
Bob Monette

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Tim Tierney

Orléans Ward
Bob Monette

Beacon Hill,
Cyrville Ward
Tim Tierney

 


Local News,
sports, the arts

(Updated 7:30 a.m., Oct. 1)
Province-wide tests yield mixed bag of results among Catholic board schools

On average, students in the east end are performing at or better than their provincial peers in reading, writing and math. That’s the good news contained in the latest province wide test results issued by the Education Quality and Accountability Office. See story


(Updated Sept. 30)
Navan RBC branch closing after serving local community for 95 years

When the Royal Bank of Canada first opened an office in Navan the roaring 20s were just getting started and the Ottawa Senators were the reigning two-time Stanley Cup champions. See story


(Updated Sept. 26)
Former Olympian, Ms. Fitness World an inspiration to young girls

When Vanda Hadarean first opened her own fitness studio in 2009, the former Olympian and four time Ms. Fitness World title holder had a vision to inspire young girls to be strong, confident and beautiful inside and out, and thus Inspired By Vanda was born. See story


Also
Joe Roberts brings 'Push for Change' message to Orléans (26/09/16)
Symphony residents finish cross-Canada journey at Petrie Island (26/09/16)
Cross-Canada 'Push for Change' passing through Orléans on Monday (25/09/16)
When buying trees or shrubs there's a lot to consider (24/09/16)
Bob Monette roasted to benefit Paroisse St-Joseph renovation project (23/09/16)
Orléans Ribfest a finger-licking, lip-smacking success (19/09/16)
Orléans Terry Fox Run blessed with summer-like weather (19/09/16)
Enterprising young man uses lemonade stand to raise thousands for cancer research (18/09/16)
Local Lions Clubs dedicate Memorial Forest to past members (18/09/16)
Latest Biggest Loser achieves her own Freedom 55 goal (02/09/16)
Young Orléans heroine receives city bravery award (01/09/16)
School bus cameras to be implemented permanently (31/08/16)
Ray Friel rink named after Orléans hockey legend Ron Racette (31/08/16)
Friends and family gather in Blackburn Park to celebrate the legacy of Dapo Agoro (25/08/16)
Feds, province to invest $156M in local transit projects (24/08/16)
OutCare Foundation golf tournament and auction raises over $54,000 (23/08/16)
Abdilraham's death raises questions about law enforcement's role to serve and protect (19/08/16)
Young woman attacked, seriously injured by marauding dogs in Queenswood Heights (14/08/16)
Rain a welcome sight at this year's Navan Fair (13/08/16)
Pair of Sarsfield garages to figure prominently in Navan Fair demolition derby (02/08/16)
Habitat for Humanity families begin to move into their new homes (02/08/16)
Local fitness entrepreneur celebrates nine years of changing peoples' lives (02/08/16)
Orléans WWII veteran passes away at the age of 98 (30/07/16)
Paramedics help in roadside deliver of baby boy on Blackburn Bypass (29/07/16)
The good news and bad news about your 2016 MPAC assessment (23/07/16)
Commentary: In celebration of being Canadian (06/07/16)
2nd accident on Viseneau in less than 6 weeks sends man to hospital (03/07/16)
21-year-old man arrested after woman stabbed near Place d'Orléans (03/07/16)
Contaminated soil delays Convent Glen Habitat build (24/06/16)
Tropical-like weather the star at this year’s Carivibe event (22/06/16)
Avalon fire causes $1.3M damage, destroys four homes (19/06/16)
Local MPP given Cabinet post as Wynne shuffles the deck (14/06/16)
Commentary: City councillors must bear some rsponsibiity for Viseneau accident (10/06/16)
Community rallies to support Viseneau accident victim and her family (10/06/16)
Viseneau accident calls city’s inaction into question (10/06/16)
Funding announcement paves the way for LRT to Trim Road (08/06/16)
Navan Walk of Hope a shining example of a young girl's continuing legacy (31/05/16)
Commentary: Elbowgate, much ado about nothing (28/05/16)
Area organizations receive over $550K in Trillium grants (28/05/16)
Province to move ahead with County Road 17 widening plans (26/05/16)
Local batsmith has big dreams (24/05/16)
Commentary: Student philanthropy alive and well in Orléans (20/05/16)
CW Relay for Life raises over $83K for Canadian Cancer Society (20/05/16)
Orléans doctor faces sexual misconduct charges (13/05/16)
St. Peter students rise to the challenge yet again (11/05/16)
City council approves photo radar for school zones (11/05/16)
Miracle League of Ottawa kicks off inaugural season (09/05/16)
Steffi D still living the dream 10 years after Canadian Idol appearance (05/05/16)
Biggest Loser program a life changing experience (30/04/16)
Cheddar Et Cetera closing its doors for good this weekend (26/04/16)
Bye, bye winter; hello to a new growing season (22/04/16)
Commentary: Water rate rethink a sign of poor salesmanship (20/04/16)
Rendez-vous des aînés honours current, past presidents (20/04/16)
City to consider alternative water rate options (17/04/16)
City council votes to legalize Uber (13/04/16)
Hundreds turn out to take part in Jasmine Crescent unity march (11/04/16)
Property value reassessments in the works (09/04/16)
Trio of local businesses join forces for rib-licious event (09/04/16)
Construction begins on Brian Coburn extension (08/04/16)
OPS offers $25K reward to help solve 2013 hit-and-run case (06/04/16)
Vehicle for hire report heralds in Uber regulations (01/04/16)
Kanata councillor needs to jump on board the LRT train... to Orléans (31/03/16)
Kanata councillor sparks war of words over future LRT expansion (31/03/16)
Revived Bradley Cup tournament a huge success (26/03/16)
Community leaders meet to discuss Jasmine Crescent (25/03/16)
Latest Biggest Loser a true inspiration to others (24/03/16)
Public weighs in on proposed water rate changes (22/03/16)
Approving photo radar the right move for all the right reasons (22/03/16)
Local councillor comes under fire for Instagram, Twitter post (17/03/16)
Police chief asks for public's help in combating violent crime (15/03/16)
An open letter to the residents of Ottawa from Chief Bordeleau (15/03/16)
Local councillor, community take steps to make Jasmine Cres. safer (14/03/16)
Consultant rejects proposal for Renaud Road bypass (11/03/16)
Commentary: Water and sewer rate restructuring long overdue (11/03/16)
Police continue to investigate Jasmine Crescent shooting (09/03/16)
Ottawa firefighter perishes in snowmobile accident near Vars (03/03/16)
Ottawa constable with east end ties pleads out criminal harassmemt charge (02/03/16)
Orléans health hub delayed another year (02/03/16)
Report card ranks Colonel By among top four high schools in the province (02/03/16)
Orléans pair to join United Way's Wall of Inspiration (29/02/16)
Local residents receive Global Community Alliance awards (29/02/16)
90-year-old challenge cup revived for a great cause (24/02/16)
City, transit union agree to new four-year deal (24/02/16)
City to overhaul rules governing allocation of sports facilities (24/02/16)
Intrepid volunteers maintain community’s outdoor rinks (15/02/16)
Old man winter puts deep freeze on Hockey Day in Orléans (14/02/16)
Maverick entrepreneur left his mark on the community (12/02/16)
Orléans accused to stand trial for 2007 triple murder (12/02/16)
City hires former deputy manager to replace Kent Kirkpatrick (08/02/16)
Popular Jamaican eatery undergoes transformation (06/02/16)
Orléans bard pens western-themed novel (06/02/16)
Orléans man accused of sexually assaulting five young children (05/02/16)
Councillors given $40K per ward to pay for traffic calming measures (02/02/16)
OCDSB poised to increase kindergarten French instruction (02/02/16)
Man facing charges after woman rescued from fire with stab wounds (01/02/16)
Thousands flock to Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo (31/01/16)
Local businesses fêted at Chamber awards gala (29/01/16)
Greater Orléans Canada Day organizers calling it a day (27/01/16)
Orléans Chamber will take deliberate approach in finding new ED (26/01/16)
Youth wins out over wisdom as Orléans chefs do battle on Chopped Canada (24/01/16)
Chamber parts ways with executive director less than a year after hiring him (22/01/16)
Police address public safety concerns at BCA meeting (22/01/16)
Arrests made in Blackburn Hamlet drive-by shooting (20/01/16)
Francophone coalition calls for official recognition of city's 'bilingual character' (20/01/16)
Orléans advocate hangs up his robes for the final time (19/01/16)
Commentary: A lot at stake in redevelopment of Lebreton Flats (18/01/16)
Pair arrested after police respond to Queenswood Heights break-in (15/01/16)
Blackburn home target of suspected drive-by shooting (15/01/16)
Orléans realtor gets 11 years for attacking wife with baseball bat (13/01/16)
Kitten tossed from car on Colonial Road on way to recovery (12/01/16)
Crime, politics and store closures dominate headlines in 2015 (08/01/16)
Leslie clarrifies position on official bilingualism for Ottawa (30/12/15)
Boxing Day bargain hunters line up for hours for hot deals (26/12/15)
City fails to reach deal to acquire Hydro One customers (23/12/15)
Four surefire, can’t miss holiday baking recipes (22/12/15)
Commentary: Syrian refugee issue brings out the best in Canadians (and worst in Americans) (22/12/15)
Sir Wil students play 'Secret Santa' to 30 families in need (19/12/15)
Orléans resource officer pleads guilty to discreditable conduct charges (17/12/15)
Wandering moose ends up in Chateauneuf backyard (15/12/15)
Orléans Farm Boy given go ahead to sell beer (15/12/15)
Commentary: Fear is no excuse for racism (14/12/15)
Vintage Village of Lights, a journey back to a bygone era (14/12/15)
Orléans man receives Ontario Senior Achievement Award (14/12/15)
1.5% increase 'not enough', say social service agencies (12/12/15)
Council approves city budget, 2.12% urban tax increase (10/12/15)
Local agencfies preparing for arrival of first Syrian refugees (08/12/15)
Magical Village a throwback to window displays of yesteryear (08/12/15)
Work begins on new public elementary school in Avalon (06/12/15)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier launches Toy Mountain campaign (03/12/15)
Commentary: But for the grace of God (03/12/15)
Xmas program brings holiday cheer to those who need it most (01/12/15)
Huge crowds come out for Santa’s Parade of Lights (29/11/15)
OC Transpo unveils proposed fare increases for 2016 (28/11/15)
The city is spending too much on winter maintenance, auditor finds (27/11/15)
Public school board French instruction changes likely in 2016 (26/11/15)
EQAO tests yield mixed results among Catholic board schools (25/11/15)
EQAO releases Grade 9 math test results (25/11/15)
Leslie appointed chief government whip (20/11/15)
Habitat for Humanity announces fourth Orléans build (16/11/15)
Commentary: A difficult decision (14/11/15)
Street name changes officially come into effect next week (13/11/15)
Draft city budget includes 2.12% urban tax increase (12/11/15)
Hundreds turn out for Orléans Remembrance Day ceremony (12/11/15)
Remembering two generations of Canadian war heroes (10/11/15)
Local vet recalls ill-fated raid on Dieppe (10/11/15)
Massage and Treatment Clinic moves into new digs (08/11/15)
Orléans Chamber modifies Business Excellence Awards (06/11/15)
Andrew Leslie passed over for Cabinet post (04/11/15)
New book explores war on religious freedom (03/11/15)
Orléans MP-elect Andrew Leslie settling into new job (01/11/15)
Orléans girl receives health care advisor scholarship (31/10/15)
Orleans Bengals mentor receives Mayor's City Builder Award (29/10/15)
Monette offers community's appreciation to dedicated group of volunteers (28/10/15)
City releases second set of taxi review discussion papers (23/10/15)
Navan country store returns to its roots (21/10/15)
Commentary: A changing of the guard (20/10/15)
Leslie unseats Galipeau in landslide win (20/10/15)
Orléans landmark in need of $5M facelift (15/10/15)
St. Martha's Brasserie celebrating its third anniversary (08/10/15)
Autumn offers the best time to plant shrubs and trees (08/10/15)
French language debate fails to separate local candidates (08/10/15)
Niqab debate: Much ado about nothing or slippery slope? (06/10/15)
Conservatives clarify position on federal sick leave, pension fund (02/10/15)
Yellowknife man responsible for 2013 beating death of Emerson Curran gets five-year sentence (02/10/15)
Man tries to lure girl into pickup truck in Chapel Hill South (01/10/15)
Orléans MP takes timeout to mark National Tree Day (24/09/15)
Environics poll shows Leslie with 15-point lead over Galipeau (23/09/15)
Justin Trudeau makes enthusiastic campaign stop in Orléans (22/09/15)
Pair facing murder charges after 17-year-old stabbed to death on Jasmine Cres. (21/09/15)
Local Terry Fox Run a success despite Army Run conflict (21/09/15)
OutCare Foundation, CARP Ottawa promote advance care planning (17/09/15)
OutCare Foundation golf tournament raises $50K for palliative care (17/09/15)
Local Liberal candidate holds 'Rally for Real Change' (15/09/15)
Former Liberal candidate retires campaign debt (15/09/15)
Police ask for public's help in identifying bank robbery suspect (10/09/15)
East end software company releases latest children's video game app (06/09/15)
Orléans teen who murdered his mother to serve a minimum 12 years (03/09/15)
10th edition of Biggest Loser Ottawa sets new weight loss mark (03/09/15)
Province reaches tenative deal with Catholic board teachers (25/08/15)
Community Fun Day honours legacy of murdered teen (22/08/15)
Maintenance worker killed on Hwy. 174 identified (21/08/15)
Ottawa man charged slew of Orléans-area break-ins (21/08/15)
Maintenance worker struck and killed on Hwy. 174 (20/08/15)
Tentative deal first step towards saving high school athletic season (20/08/15)
Commentary: Tackling the high cost of a Canadian passport (19/08/15)
Baseball diamond's opening proof miracles really can happen (15/08/15)
Trailblazing Blackburn Hamlet resident passes away at 85 (14/08/15)
Heritage Funeral Home moving to new (much bigger) location (13/08/15)
Harper makes election stop at Orléans bakery (03/08/15)
Family, friends band together to support Avalon family (30/07/15)
Bearbrook Game Meats caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike (29/07/15)
East Village duplex fire leaves eight homeless (29/07/15)
Harper government makes $1B pledge to support LRT Stage 2 (27/07/15)
East end trio finish at the top of their class (18/07/15)
vv 'Sam from Orléans' blows them away at Bluesfest (17/07/15)
Queenswood Heights youngster uses lemonade stand to give back (11/07/15)
70-year-old man charged with murder after stabbing son to death (09/07/15)
Thousands turnout for inaugural Canada Day celebration in Navan (03/07/15)
Next phase of LRT construction to impact OC Transpo riders, motorists alike (28/06/15)
LRT extension to Trim Road could cost an additional $160M (27/06/15)
Community leader receives Mayor's City Builder Award (26/06/15)
Navan marks 75th anniversary of OPP officer's tragic death (21/06/15)
Local youngster living with Type-1 diabetes, truly an inspiration (19/06/15)
Work begins on Millennium Park expansion (19/06/15)
City quitely installs $150K public art project at Trim and Watters (12/06/15)
Work to begin on Anderson/Renaud roundabout (12/06/15)
Eight new inductees added to Navan Builders Wall (07/06/15)
City unveils proposed strategic spending initiatives (28/05/15)
Former real estate agent Chris Hoare guilty on all charges (25/05/15)
Heart of Gold awards recognize community's unsung heroes (22/05/15)
Navan country store returns to its roots (19/05/15)
Bearbrook Game Meats caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike (09/05/15)
Cairine Wilson students outdo themselves yet again (09/05/15)
Local MP announces $60M in NRC upgrades (09/05/15)
St. Peter students collect over 36,000 items for local food bank (08/05/15)
Ideal forecast great news for gardeners and garden centres alike (02/05/15)
Latest Biggest Loser winner drew inspiration from his daughters (01/05/15)
Innes Road lane reductions begin today (27/04/15)
Dementia care residence undergoes $5M makeover (24/04/15)
Portobello retirement community expands Fit Minds program (24/04/15)
Consultants unveil plans to widen CR 174 through Cumberland (22/04/15)
Prescott-Russell Trail rest stop to commemorate fallen OPP officer (21/04/15)
Police release pictures of persons of interest in connection with Jasmine Crescent stabbing (20/04/15)
Web account for slain Gloucester teen raises close to $7K in 24 hours (18/04/15)
3-year transitway shutdown will impact transit users, commuters alike (16/04/15)
Gloucester student stabbed to death in Jasmine Crescent stairwell (15/04/15)
HaiRaising event helps make wishes come true (11/04/15)
Sarsfield landmark closes its doors for the last time (09/04/15)
Orléans resident in the running for Jump! FM Greatest Gig contest (08/04/15)
Feds, province commit funds for final phase of Ottawa River Action Plan (07/04/15)
Pagé Road home destroyed in late night fire (06/04/15)
St. Albert Curd Festival to host world record threshing attempt (06/04/15)
Commentary: Caught in the water conservation trap (04/04/15)
Multi-sport athlete an inspiration in the truest sense of the word (03/04/15)
Local students among winners of Lions speaking contest (01/04/15)
Ottawa rated 3rd most congested city in Canada (01/04/15)
Orléans' Future Shop location to reopen as Best Buy on April 4 (27/03/15)
Orléans mortgage broker helps clients make the right decision (24/03/15)
Local financial planner recognized for advocating on behalf of seniors (20/03/15)
Council approves 2% tax hike, user fee increases for 2015 (11/03/15)
Former east end soccer coach pleads guilty to sexual interference with a minor (04/03/15)
Orléans Chamber names new executive director (27/02/15)
Financial pair join forces under Money Coaches banner (27/02/15)
Orléans residence part of province-wide crackdown on biker gangs (26/02/15)
Bertschi taking legal action against Liberal Party triumvirate (24/02/15)
Orléans man formally charged with 2007 triple homicide (21/02/15)
Environment committee approves 6% increase in water rate (18/02/15)
Past, present and future honoured at les Prix Bernard Grandmaitre (17/02/15)
Waste conversion program back to square one after Plasco debacle (16/02/15)
Start times to change next year at 15 east end schools (12/02/15)
Habit for Humanity to build four new homes on Cousineau Street (12/02/15)
Navan church appeals for safe return of stolen book (10/02/15)
Orléans private daycare comes under fire for 'vaccine-free' policy (08/02/15)
St. Clare School community celebrates Chinese New Year (08/02/15)
Draft budget gives Cumberland Ward lion's share of capital dollars (06/02/15)
Preliminary budget calls for modest tax hike, user fee increases (04/02/15)
Consultants unveil plans for eastern LRT and Hwy. 174 widening (04/02/15)
Hwy. 174/CR 17 widening plan met with criticism (04/02/15)
Third time's the charm for Orléans Business Person of the Year (30/01/15)
Local singer, songwriter signs recording deal with Sony Music Canada (27/01/15)
Proposed eastern LRT route unveiled: city seeks public input (27/01/15)
Prime Minister comes to Orléans to make campaign-style speech (26/01/15)
Latest social media app blamed on spat of high school fire alarms (17/01/15)
Target announces plans to shutdown Canadian operations (15/01/15)
Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo a huge success (12/01/15)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)


(Updated Sept. 26)
Joe Roberts brings 'Push for Change' message to Orléans

Just after 6 a.m. Monday morning, Joe Roberts set out from the Shenkman Arts Centre with his slightly modified shopping cart on the Ottawa leg of his "Push for Change" tour across Canada. See story


(Updated Sept. 26)
Symphony residents finish cross-Canada journey at Petrie Island

For the past seven months members of the "Fit as a Fiddle" walking club at the Symphony Senior Living residence in Orléans have been on a virtual walking tour across Canada one step at a time. See story


(Updated Sept. 25)
Cross-Canada 'Push for Change' passing through Orléans on Monday

One man's cross-country quest to bring awareness to the issue of youth homelessness will be passing through Orléans early Monday morning. Vancouver businessman and entrepreneur Joe Roberts set out from St. John's, Nfld. on May 1 pushing a solitary shopping cart used as a recognizable symbol of homelessness. See story


(Updated Sept. 24)
When buying trees or shrubs there's a lot to consider

As the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, many people may consider adding a new tree, or a decorative shrub to their properties. If so, you may want to consider these important tips provided by the folks at J.A. Laporte Flowers and Nursery on Old Montreal Road. See story


(Updated Sept. 23)
Bob Monette roasted to benefit Paroisse St-Joseph renovation project

Bob Monette has been in politics for over 30 years now. For the past 10 of those years he has served the residents of Orléans Ward as their city councillor. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Orléans Ribfest a finger-licking, lip-smacking success

Apparently, Orléans residents love their barbeque. How else can you explain waiting up to an hour and a half Friday night for a rack of ribs, or standing in the pouring rain for a half hour on Saturday for a “Belly Buster” combo, or a “Hillbilly Platter”. See story


(Updated Sept. 19)
Orléans Terry Fox Run blessed with summer-like weather

More than 230 people took advantage of the summer-like weather conditions on Sunday to take part in the 36th edition of the Orléans Terry Fox Run and raise over $11,500 for cancer research in the process. See story


(Updated Sept. 17)
Enterprising young man uses lemonade stand to raise thousands for cancer research

When Braeden Clements was four years old his world was turned upside down when his grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. Wanting to do something to support his grandfather's battle, Braeden decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research. See story


(Updated Sept. 18)
Local Lions Clubs dedicate Memorial Forest to past members

The Eastern Ontario Lions Clubs have joined forces with Innovative Community Support Services (ICSS) to establish a Memorial Forest in memory of past members on Russell Road near Bearbrook. See story


(Updated Sept. 2)
Latest Biggest Loser achieves her own Freedom 55 goal

Before Debbie Wilkes signed up for the latest Biggest Loser weight loss program at 180° Fitness, she was stuck in an unending cycle of dieting and diets that saw her loss weight and then gain it right back. See story


(Updated Sept. 1)
Young Orléans heroine receives city bravery award

A young girl's heroic actions in leading her two siblings out of harm's way during a kitchen fire in July, has been recognized by Ottawa city council which bestowed 13-year-old Annaka Boucher with a Commendation of Bravery on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Aug. 31)
School bus cameras to be implemented permanently

A joint pilot project launched by the Ottawa Police Service and ML Bradley Ltd. to catch motorists who ignore school bus stop arms and their flashing lights will be implemented city-wide over the next eight months. See story


(Updated Aug. 31)
Ray Friel rink named after Orléans hockey legend Ron Racette

Many Orléans residents maybe surprised to learn that the community has a rich sporting heritage that dates back to its earliest days. See story


(Updated Aug. 25)
Friends and family gather in Blackburn Park to celebrate the legacy of Dapo Agoro

It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since Blackburn Hamlet teen Dapo Agoro was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight at a downtown dance club. See story


(Updated Aug. 24)
Feds, province to invest $156M in local transit projects

On Tuesday, the federal government and the province of Ontario announced a joint funding initiative that will see the two levels of government invest $155.9 million in 56 transit projects throughout the National Capital Region over the next three years. See story


(Updated Aug. 23)
OutCare Foundation golf tournament and auction raises over $54,000

More than 160 golfers raised over $54,000 at the 9th Annual Outcare Foundation Golf Tournament on the weekend, with the money going to help support palliative care across Eastern Ontario. See story


(Updated Aug. 19)
Abdilraham's death raises questions about law enforcement's role to serve and protect

The death of Abdirahman Abdi at the hands of two members of the Ottawa Police Service outside his apartment building in Hintonburg last month has thrust the city full bore into the ongoing debate over how people of colour are treated by law enforement in cities across North America. See story


(Updated Aug. 14)
Young woman attacked, seriously injured by marauding dogs in Queenswood Heights

A man and a woman were injured, one seriously, when they were attacked by a pair of marauding "pit bull" type dogs near the corner of Lamoureaux and Des Epinettes Avenues in Queenswood Heights late Saturday morning. See story


(Updated Aug. 13)
Rain a welcome sight at this year's Navan Fair

It may not be what the organizers of this year's Navan Fair were exactly hoping for, but the rain that has fallen over the last two days is a welcome sight for area farmers who have been hoping and praying for an end to the drought that has gripped Eastern Ontario for most of the summer. See story


(Updated Aug. 11)
Pair of Sarsfield garages to figure prominently in Navan Fair demolition derby

When the cars line up for the first of two nights of demolition derby action tonight at the Navan Fair, two of the competitors will be from a pair of Sarsfield garages that have a long history in the sport -- one a grizzled veteran, and the other a relative newby. See story


(Updated Aug. 2)
Habitat for Humanity families begin to move into their new homes

For many financially challenged families, the idea of owning their own home is little more than a pipe dream. But for four familes who are the beneficiaries of the latest Habitat for Humanity project on Cousineau Street in Orléans, that dream has become a reality. See story


(Updated Aug. 2)
Local fitness entrepreneur celebrates nine years of changing peoples' lives

Adrian Delorey never intended to be a successful entrepreneur and fitness trainer. That is to say, he always hoped to be successful, just not as a fitness trainer and certainly not as the owner of his own fitness centre. See story


(Updated July 30)
Orléans WWII veteran passes away at the age
of 98

A pair of Ottawa paramedics were thrust into the role of midwives on Thursday when a woman gave birth to a nine-week premature baby boy while enroute to the hospital. See story


(Updated July 29)
Paramedics help in roadside deliver of baby boy on Blackburn Bypass

Orléans World War II veteran and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 342 charter member Ed Timson has passed away at the age of 98. See story


(Updated July 23)
The good news and bad news about your 2016 MPAC assessment

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


(Updated July 6)
Commentary: In celebration of being Canadian

This year, for the first time in 12 years, I spent Canada Day downtown with a couple hundred thousand of my fellow Canadians and a few tourists thrown in for good measure. See story


(Updated July 3)
2nd accident on Viseneau in less than 6 weeks sends man to hospital

An unidentified male was sent to hospital late Saturday night with undisclosed injuries and another man was arrested after a moving vehicle collided with a parked car on Viseneau Drive in the exact same spot where a young women was seriously injured just five weeks ago. See story


(Updated July 3)
21-year-old man arrested after woman stabbed near Place d'Orléans

A 21-year-old male is facing criminal charges after a woman was stabbed on Centrum Blvd. near Place d'Orléans late Saturday night. See story


(Updated June 24)
Contaminated soil delays Convent Glen Habitat build

The Habitat for Humanity project at the corner of Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. and Fortune Dive has been put on hold for a year after costs for soil mediation on the site exceeded original estimates. See story


(Updated June 22)
Tropical-like weather the star at this year’s Carivibe event

For the second year in a row, Ottawa’s annual Carivibe festival was blessed with tropical-like weather on the weekend and the thousands of patrons who ventured to Petrie Island to enjoy the island rhythms and Caribbean fare were the main beneficiaries. See story


(Updated une 19)
Avalon fire causes $1.3M damage, destroys four homes

Twenty people have been left homeless after a fire ripped through a row of townhouses on Melette Crescent in Avalon on Saturday. See story


(Updated June 14)
Local MPP given Cabinet post as Wynne shuffles the deck

Rookie Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde is now a rookie Cabinet member after Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed her Minister of Government and Consumer Services as part of a mid-term Cabinet shuffle on Monday. See story


(Updated June 10)
Commentary: City councillors must bear some rsponsibiity for Viseneau accident

Last week, a young woman’s life was turned upside down when a speeding drunk driver smashed into her car on Viseneau Street, sending her to hospital with severe head injuries. See story


(Updated June 10)
Community rallies to support Viseneau accident victim and her family

It is often said that you truly don’t know how many friends you have until a time of crisis. Amélie and Camille Chartrand are finding that out firsthand as they deal with the aftermath of an accident that sent Camille to the hospital in critical condition last weekend. See story


(Updated June 10)
Viseneau accident calls city’s inaction into question

In the aftermath of the accident that left a young women with her severe head injuries, many residents on Viseneau Street are saying it could have easily been prevented if the city had of implemented traffic calming measures they have been demanding since 2014. See story


(Updated June 8)
Funding announcement paves the way for LRT to Trim Road

The provincial government is committed to providing the city with $1 billion to complete Phase 2 of LRT, including $158 million thath's needed to extend light rail to Trim Road. See story


(Updated May 31)
Navan Walk of Hope a shining example of a young girl's continuing legacy

The sun was shining as about 40 participants set out on the Navan Walk of Hope on Sunday in memory of a nine-year-old girl who passed away from cancer in 2007 and ultimately touched the lives of an entire community. See story


(Updated May 28)
Commentary: Elbowgate, much ado about nothing

You know its a slow news day when the Prime Minister barely touching a female MP in the House of Commons gets top billing on every front page and major media site in the country and even south of the border. See story


(Updated May 28)
Area organizations receive over $550K in Trillium grants

The Ontario Trillium Foundation recently announced its grant recipients for spring 2016, and two local organizations were among those that received funding. See story


(Updated May 26)
Province to move ahead with County Road 17 widening plans

The provincial government will begin work on widening County Road 7 between Canaan Road and the town of Rockland in 2019, fulfilling a promise it made in the recent budget. See story


(Updated May 24)
Local batsmith has big dreams

In a small garage in a single-detached home on the eastern edge of Orléans, Eric Brisson is pursuing his passion for baseball one bat at a time. See story


(Updated May 20)
Commentary: Student philanthropy alive and well in Orléans

Today’s snapchatting, Internet surfing, YouTube watching younger generation is often criticized for being lazy, apathetic and self-absorbed, but a couple of events this past week prove otherwise. See story


(Updated May 20)
CW Relay for Life raises over $83K for Canadian Cancer Society

With less than 800 students, Cairine Wilson Secondary School is the smallest high school in Orléans, but what they lack in numbers they more than make up for in school spirit as evident by the school’s annual Relay for Life event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. See story


(Updated May 13)
Orléans doctor faces sexual misconduct charges

An Orléans physician faces possible disciplinary action over allegations that he sexually abused a female patient while working at the Centrepointe Family Health Centre between January and March 2014. See story


(Updated May 10)
St. Peter students rise to the challenge yet again

St. Peter High School and the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre foodbank have enjoyed a special relationship for nearly 20 years. See story


(Updated May 11)
City council approves photo radar for school zones

Ottawa city council has approved the use of photo radar, but only in school zones and only as a pilot project. See story


(Updated May 8)
Miracle League of Ottawa kicks off inaugural season

It's a miracle that's been three years in the making. On Saturday, the Miracle League of Ottawa kicked off its inaugural season in Orléns bringing smiles to the faces of dozens of physically challenged children. See story


(Updated May 5)
Steffi D still living the dream 10 years after Canadian Idol appearance

Orléans native Steffi Didomenicantonio, better known as Steffi D, the girl next door who placed fifth on Canadian Idol in 2006, is alive and well and living the dream. See story


(Updated May 1)
Biggest Loser program a life changing experience

Before Yves Hubert signed up for the 180-Degrees Fitness Centre's Biggest Loser program, his health kept him from being the husband and father he always wanted to be. See story


(Updated April 26)
Cheddar Et Cetera closing its doors for good this weekend

The Cheddar Et Cetera cow is finally coming down, but not because of a city bylaw. The store’s owner, St. Albert Cheese, has decided not to renew their lease in the Crowne Pointe Plaza at Trim and Watters Road. That means that as of May 1, cheese lovers will no longer be able to buy their favourite fromage at the specialty store. See story


(Updated April 22)
Bye, bye winter; hello to a new growing season

With winter finally behind us and spring in full bloom, our thoughts can finally turn to our gardens – or at least the planning part. See story


(Updated April 20)
Commentary: Water rate rethink a sign of poor salesmanship

News that the city is going back to the drawing board to come up with another option, or options, to appease rural residents upset at the fact that they might have to pay for stormwater infrastructure is entirely representative of the poor job the city has done in explaining the changes to the public. See story


(Updated April 20)
Rendez-vous des aînés honours current, past presidents

The Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa (RAFO) is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary this year and on Sunday they honoured the men who have been instrumental in the senior club’s enduring success. See story


(Updated April 17)
City to consider alternative water rate options

A city review of the municipal water and sewer rate structure is expexted to be delayed at least a month while staff explore other options aimed at addressing rural concerns. See story


(Updated April 13)
City council votes to legalize Uber

Uber drivers in Ottawa will be able to operate legally as of Sept. 30, so long as they pass several criteria aimed at protecting consumers. See story


(Updated April 11)
Hundreds turn out to take part in Jasmine Crescent unity march

In a massive demonstration of neighbours supporting neighbours, close to 250 people turned out in support of the Jasmine Crescent community on Sunday in a walk of solidarity. See story


(Updated April 9)
Property value reassessments in the works

As the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, better known as MPAC, starts sending out reassessment notices to Ontario homeowners, it’s important to understand how they will impact your property taxes. See story


(Updated April 9)
Trio of local businesses join forces for rib-licious event

What happens when you bring together Orléans’ premier butcher and meat shop, a a locally owned and operated BBQ catering business, and a local business synonomous with selling quality barbeques and smokers along with a huge selection of sauces and rubs – a unique event that is bound to excite even the most discerning of rib lovers, that’s what. See story


(Updated April 8)
Construction begins on Brian Coburn extension

It’s been years in waiting, but construction has finally begun on the last section of Brian Coburn Blvd. between Mer Bleue Road and Navan Road. See story


(Updated April 6)
OPS offers $25K reward to help solve 2013 hit-and-run case

In the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2013, Michael Morlang was walking home along Frank Kenny Road when he was struck by a passing vehicle and left to die. See story


(Updated April 1)
Vehicle for hire report heralds in Uber regulations

A highly anticipated report on the state of Ottawa’s vehicle-for-hire industry is recommending private transportation companies (PTCs) like Uber be brought under the city’s regulatory umbrella. See story


(Updated March 26)
Kanata councillor needs to jump on board the LRT train... to Orléans

So Kanata South Coun. Alan Hubley thinks Ottawa’s LRT system should be extended to Kanata before it’s extended to Trim Road, to which we say, “Nice try Al”. See story


(Updated March 31)
Kanata councillor sparks war of words over future LRT expansion

As the federal government prepares to launch another ambitious infrastructure program, Kanata South city councillor Alan Hubley is making a case to move up the city’s plans to extend light rail to Kanata at the expense of the east end. See story


(Updated March 26)
Revived Bradley Cup tournament a huge success

It's been 57 years since a group of Cumberland area hockey teams last competed for the Bradley Cup. Since then the storied trophy has occupied a place of honour at J.T. Bradleys Country Convenience Store where it has sat as a silent reminder of a bygone era -- until now. See story


(Updated March 25)
Community leaders meet to discuss Jasmine Crescent

A group of 22 community leaders met on Thursday to discuss the recent shootings on Jasmine Crescent and how to make the community a safer place to live. See story


(Updated March 24)
Latest Biggest Loser a true inspiration to others

Guy Brunet is a big loser and he’s proud of it. The 39-year-old husband and father of one, recently took part in the 180-Degree Fitness Centre’s Biggest Loser Program and lost 64 lbs. See story


(Updated March 22)
Public weighs in on proposed water rate changes

East end residents got their first chance to respond to proposed changes to the city’s water and sewer rates on Monday and the reaction was one of frustration and resignation. See story


(Updated March 22)
Approving photo radar the right move for all the right reasons

As city council prepares to debate a motion asking the provincial government to allow them to use photo radar on Ottawa’s streets, I thought I would weigh in on the matter once again. See story


(Updated March 17)
Local councillor comes under fire for Instagram, Twitter post

Innes Ward councillor Jody Mitic is having to defend himself after a making a controversial Instagram post and tweet celebrating the purchase of two law enforcement style handguns. See story


(Updated March 15)
Police chief asks for public's help in combating violent crime

In light of the recent homicides on Jasmine Crescent and in other Ottawa neighbourhoods, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau has written an open letter to the residents of Ottawa asking for their cooperation and support in preventing what he describes as “senseless and preventable acts”. See story


(Updated March 15)
An open letter to the residents of Ottawa from Chief Bordeleau

The violence that has resulted in the murder of five young men in 2016 is a heartbreaking cause for concern for our entire community. It has left families grieving and a community searching for answers on how to prevent these crimes. See story


(Updated March 14)
Local councillor, community take steps to make Jasmine Cres. safer

Last week's daring twilight shooting death on Jasmine Crescent has renewed efforts to make the community safer on the part of area residents and their local city councillor. See story


(Updated March 11)
Consultant rejects proposal for Renaud Road bypass

A consultant’s report has poured cold water over a proposal to alleviate traffic on Renaud Road, through Bradley Estates, by extending Brian Coburn Blvd. past Navan Road. See story


(Updated March 11)
Commentary: Water and sewer rate restructuring long overdue

The City of Ottawa is asking residents to provide their input into whether or not the municipal water and sewer rates should be restructured, and if so, how? See story


(Updated March 9)
Police continue to investigate Jasmine Crescent shooting

Ottawa police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at the corner of Jasmine Crescent and Innes Road shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. See story


(Updated March 3)
Ottawa firefighter perishes in snowmobile accident near Vars

An Ottawa firefighter with a wife and two children has been killed in a head on collision involving two snowmobiles near Vars. See story


(Updated March 2)
Ottawa constable with east end ties pleads out criminal harassmemt charge

A former football standout at St. Matthew High School who had his jersey retired after an eight year career in the CFL, has managed to avoid a criminal harassment charge by pleading guilty to the lesser charge of mischief. See story


(Updated March 2)
Orléans health hub delayed another year

Orléans residents will have to wait at least one more year for the Ontario Liberal government to make good on their seven-year-old promise to build a health hub near the corner of Brian Coburn Blvd. and Mer Bleue Road. See story


(Updated March 2)
Report card ranks Colonel By among top four high schools in the province

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


(Updated Feb. 29)
Orléans pair to join United Way's Wall of Inspiration

Two Orléans residents who exemplify the spirit of selfless volunteerism will soon have their names added to the United Way's "Wall of Inspiration" after receiving the organization's Community Builder Award on the weekend. See story


(Updated Feb. 28)
Local residents receive Global Community Alliance awards

The Global Community Alliance held its 7th annual Gala and Award Ceremony on Saturday with several east end residents among the honorees. See story


(Updated Feb. 24)
90-year-old challenge cup revived for a great cause

Five east end hockey teams will soon be lacing up their skates to compete for a trophy that dates back to the mid-1920s and raise a few dollars for a Navan resident battling leukemia in the process. See story


(Updated Feb. 24)
City, transit union agree to new four-year deal

The bitter OC Transpo strike that left thousands of commuters out in the cold during the winter of 2008-09 is but a distant memory, thanks to back-to-back contracts that will ensure labour peace until the year 2020. See story


(Updated Feb. 24)
City to overhaul rules governing allocation of sports facilities

The City of Ottawa is overhauling the allocation of rinks, soccer fields and baseball diamonds, basically wiping the slate clean of past allocations and starting anew. See story


(Updated Feb. 15)
Intrepid volunteers maintain community’s outdoor rinks

It’s quite possibly the most thankless job in the city. Every night, they dress against the elements and venture out to more than a dozen outdoor rinks across the east end to clear and flood the ice and make sure they’re in the best condition possible. See story


(Updated Feb. 14)
Old man winter puts deep freeze on Hockey Day in Orléans

Hockey Day in Orléans felt more like Hockey Day in Tuktoyaktuk on Saturday as the mercury dropped to 26 degrees below zero, forcing the organizers to cancel the children's game and cut the adult game to just 10 minutes. See story


(Updated Feb. 12)
Maverick entrepreneur left his mark on the community

Self-made man, one of a kind, maverick entrpreneur, devoted family man -- all would describe Walter Henn, who passed away last Friday at the age of 76. See story


(Updated Feb. 12)
Orléans accused to stand trial for 2007 triple murder

Former Orléans resident Ian Bush will stand trial for the 2007 slayings of retired Ottawa federal tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde Garon, and their neighbour Marie-Claire Beniskos. See story


(Updated Feb. 8)
City hires former deputy manager to replace Kent Kirkpatrick

Ottawa city council has hired former deputy city manager Steve Kanellakos to replace Kent Kipatrick as the city's top bureaucrat. See story


(Updated Feb. 6)
Popular Jamaican eatery undergoes transformation

From going bananas to picking up chicks, the former Bananas Caribbean Grill and Takeout next to the Sobeys store at Trim and Innes has undergone a metamorphosis that is sure to please fast food enthusiasts looking for a break from Big Macs, Whoppers and shawarmas. See story


(Updated Feb. 6)
Orléans bard pens western-themed novel

William C. Keats, or simply Bill Keats to his friends, is what some would call a literary late bloomer. The former military man and native son of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, has already released a pair of CDs and has a third on one in the can. See story


(Updated Feb. 5)
Orléans man accused of sexually assaulting five young children

A 54-year-old Orléans man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual interference and possession of child pornography relating to five victims all under the age of 10. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
Councillors given $40K per ward to pay for traffic calming measures

Ottawa city councillors are readying themselves for an influx of requests for local traffic calming measures after setting aside $40,000 per ward for everything from flexible signs down the centre of streets to speed display boards. See story


(Updated Feb. 3)
OCDSB poised to increase kindergarten French instruction

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is one step away from passing a number of changes to its kindergarten and Early French Immersion programs. See story


(Updated Feb. 1)
Man facing charges after woman rescued from fire with stab wounds

A young man who was pulled from a burning townhouse with his mother on Sunday, is facing multiple charges after allegedly stabbing her prior to the blaze. See story


(Updated Jan. 31)
Thousands flock to Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo

After freezing rain in 2014 and frigid temperatures last year, the Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo finally got a break from the weatherman this year resulting in a record turnout. See story


(Updated Jan. 29)
Local businesses fêted at Chamber awards gala

The Orléans Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards gala on Thursday night, bringing together small and medium-sized business owners from across the east end. See story


(Updated Jan. 27)
Greater Orléans Canada Day organizers calling it a day

The organizers of the Greater Orléans Canada Day Celebration are calling it a day after 11 years. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the board of directors said they were discontinuing the event to pursue other initiatives. See story


(Updated Jan. 26)
Orléans Chamber will take deliberate approach in finding new ED

The Orléans Chamber of Commerce plans to undertake its due dilligence in finding a new executive director, starting with developing a revised job description, says board chairman Jason Bellefleur. See story


(Updated Jan. 26)
Youth wins out over wisdom as Orléans chefs do battle on Chopped Canada

When it comes to their personalities, Orléans chefs François Lavalée and Qamar Masood are polar opposites, but when it comes to food they share a common passion. See story


(Updated Jan. 24)
Chamber parts ways with executive director less than a year after hiring him

The Orléans Chamber of Commerce has parted ways with executive director Dina Epale just 11 months after hiring him to replace former ED Jamie Kwong. See story


(Updated Jan. 22)
Police address public safety concerns at BCA meeting

The Blackburn Community Association (BCA) held its annual general meeting Thursday night and the main topic of discussion was the recent drive-by shooting in a townhouse development on Innes Road that sent one man to hospital. See story


(Updated Jan. 20)
Arrests made in Blackburn Hamlet drive-by shooting

The Ottawa police have arrested a 43-year-old Ottawa woman and an underage suspect in connection with a drive shhoting on Innes Road in Blackburn Hamlet in which a man was shot in the leg while sleeping in his bed when on the bullets passed through an exterior wall. See story


(Updated Jan. 20)
Francophone coalition calls for official recognition of city's 'bilingual character'

A broad-based coalition of francophone academics, business leaders, lawyers and representatives from more than 40 different organizations is calling on the City of Ottawa to officially recognize it's bilingual character in time for next year’s sesquicentennial celebration. See story


(Updated Jan. 19)
Orléans advocate hangs up his robes for the final time

Gerry Dust is calling it a day. After a 38-year career practising law in Orléans, the long time community advocate has retired from his practice to concentrate on his personal life including spending more time with his five grandchildren. See story


(Updated Jan. 18)
Commentary: A lot at stake in redevelopment of Lebreton Flats

So, according to Ottawa Citizen columnist, Ottawa is the worst capital city in the G7. Considering that the G7 also includes such world-class capitals as London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Tokyo, it’s hard to argue with him, except when it comes to Washington D.C. See story


(Updated Jan. 15)
Pair arrested after police respond to Queenswood Heights break-in

An observant Queenswood Heights resident is being credited for thwarting a daring daytime break-and-enter on Thursday, leading to the arrest of two men including an individual wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. See story


(Updated Jan. 15)
Blackburn home target of suspected drive-by shooting

A Blackburn Hamlet man is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg after his home was targeted in a suspected drive-by shoting early Friday morning. See story


(Updated Jan. 13)
Orléans realtor gets 11 years for attacking wife with baseball bat

Disgraced Orléans Realtor Chris Hoare will be spending a minimum of two more years behind bars for attacking his wife with a baseball bat in their Convent Glen home. See story


(Updated Jan. 12)
Kitten tossed from car on Colonial Road on way to recovery

A kitten thrown out of a car window on Colonial Road near Navan on the weekend will be put up for adoption by the Ottawa Humane Society after it recovers from injuries it likely suffered before the incident. See story


(Updated Jan. 8)
Crime, politics and store closures dominate headlines in 2015

While 2015 was dominated primarily by the federal election and subsequent landslide victory by Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, it was also notable for the criminal proceedings both inside and outside the courtroom, and the closure of a number of prominent businesses including Target, the Future Shop, Builders Warehouse and the Home Hardware store in Sarsfield. See story


(Updated Dec. 31)
Leslie clarrifies position on official bilingualism for Ottawa

Ottawa-Orléans MP Andrew Leslie says he still thinks Ottawa should adopt official biligualism, but he stops short when it comes to trying to force the city's hand. See story


(Updated Dec. 26)
Boxing Day bargain hunters line up for hours for hot deals

They started lining up outside the Best Buy store on Innes Road at 3 a.m. By 5:45 a.m. the queue had swelled to over 250 anxious and partial frozen bargain hunters. See story


(Updated Dec. 23)
City fails to reach deal to acquire Hydro One customers

Efforts to bring more than 45,000 Hydro One customers under the jurisdiction of Hydro Ottawa have ended in failure. See story


(Updated Dec. 22)
Four surefire, can’t miss holiday baking recipes

“My mother bakes the best Christmas cookies in the world.” How many of us have uttered those same words about our own mother’s Christmas baking? See story


(Updated Dec. 22)
Commentary: Syrian refugee issue brings out the best in Canadians (and worst in Americans)

Nothing has made me prouder to be a Canadian, and happier not to be an American, than our handling of the Syrian refugee crisis. See story


(Updated Dec. 19)
Sir Wil students play 'Secret Santa' to 30 families in need

Thirty families in need will receive a helping hand this holiday season thanks to students at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School who are carrying on a tradition that is nearly 25 years old. See story


(Updated Dec. 17)
Orléans resource officer pleads guilty to discreditable conduct charges

A former football standout at St. Matthew High School who had his jersey retired after an eight year career in the CFL, has pled guilty to a trio of charges under the Police Services Act dating back to 2013. See story


(Updated Dec. 15)
Wandering moose ends up in Chateauneuf backyard

A wandering moose that ended up in the backyard of a house on Lunenburg Crescent in Chateauneuf, has been returned to the wild in Larose Forest. See story


(Updated Dec. 15)
Orléans Farm Boy given go ahead to sell beer

Customers at the Farm Boy store on Tenth Line Road will soon be able to buy a six pack of beer with their fruit, vegetables and other groceries. See story


(Updated Dec. 14)
Commentary: Fear is no excuse for racism

The threat of terrorism has unleashed the worst in some people and exposed that racism is alive and well in America. See story


(Updated Dec. 14)
Vintage Village of Lights, a journey back to a bygone era

There was a time not so long ago, before LED lights, artificial trees and e-mail, when people used to hang garlands made out of popcorn and paper on trees cut down in the bush and transported home by horse-drawn sleigh. A time when Christmas was a lot simpler than it is today. See story


(Updated Dec. 14)
Orléans man receives Ontario Senior Achievement Award

When Orléans resident Gary Whitten first volunteered to lead residents at the Alavida Le Promenade retirement residence in a line dance class he had no idea what it would lead to. See story


(Updated Dec. 12)
1.5% increase 'not enough', say social service agencies

Ottawa’s social service agencies are having a difficult time keeping up wuth rising demands combined with changes in provincial funding and minimal financil support from the city. See story


(Updated Dec. 10)
Council approves city budget, 2.12% urban tax increase

Ottawa city council passed the 2016 budget on Thursday, which among other things, includes a 2.12 per cent tax increase for urban property owners. That equates to an extra $72 for the average home worth $375,300. See story


(Updated Dec. 8)
Local agencies preparing for arrival of first Syrian refugees

Local agencies are busy preparing to welcome the first wave of Syrian refugees as part of Canada’s effort to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. See story


(Updated Dec. 8)
Magical Village a throwback to window displays of yesteryear

The Magical Village is a holiday tradition unlike any other. First established in 1997 by former Gloucester mayor Claudette Cain, the collection of more than 250 miniature buildings, 500 figurines, six model trains, and hundreds of multi-coloured lights, has been dazzling visitors ever since. See story


(Updated Dec. 6)
Work begins on new public elementary school in Avalon

Ottawa District School Board supporters living in the South Orléans community of Avalon can finally see a light at the end of their over-crowded tunnel as construction has begun on a new elementary school in the area. See story


(Updated Dec. 3)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier launches Toy Mountain campaign

Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Orléans are once again taking on the roles of Santa’s little helpers in an effort to collect toys and food items for financially challenged families in the region. See story


(Updated Dec. 3)
Commentary: But for the grace of God

The complete phrase is “There but for the grace of God go I.” It’s an old English idiom describing one’s good fortune at not suffering the same misfortune of others. Fortune being the operative word. See story


(Updated Dec. 1)
Xmas program brings holiday cheer to those who need it most

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre is once again reaching out to the local community to help sponsor families facing financial hardship this holiday season. See story


(Updated Nov. 29)
Huge crowds come out for Santa’s Parade of Lights

Thousands of people lined St. Joseph Boulevard on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights Christmas parade featuring the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus. See story


(Updated Nov. 28)
OC Transpo unveils proposed fare increases for 2016

OC Transpo riders can expect to pay more for bus service next year if a series of proposed fare increases unveiled on Friday are passed by city council. See story


(Updated Nov. 27)
The city is spending too much on winter maintenance, auditor finds

The City of Ottawa has been providing its residents with premium winter maintenance services at a premium cost, according to city auditor Ken Hughes. See story


(Updated Nov. 26)
Public school board French instruction changes likely in 2016

It's looking more and more likely that the Ottawa District School Board will implement changes to its kindergarten and Early French Immersion programs next fall. See story


(Updated Nov. 25)
EQAO tests yield mixed results among Catholic board schools

The east end’s Ottawa District Catholic Board high schools are doing a better than average job teaching math according to province-wide test results released last week. See story


(Updated Nov. 25)
EQAO releases Grade 9 math test results

The east end’s Ottawa District Catholic Board high schools are doing a better than average job teaching math according to province-wide test results released last week. See story


(Updated Nov. 20)
Leslie appointed chief government whip

Two weeks after being left out of the Liberal Cabinet, Orléans MP Andrew Leslie has been named chief government whip by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. See story


(Updated Nov. 15)
Habitat for Humanity announces fourth Orléans build

The Habitat for Humanity building boom in Orléans is showing no signs of slowing down. With nine families living in two previous builds in Avalon and Chatelaine Village, and four families poised to move into their new homes on Cousineau Street before Christmas, Habitat for Humanity is planning their most ambitious build yet. See story


(Updated Nov. 14)
Commentary: A difficult decision

If nothing else the shocking attacks by Islamic State operatives in Paris has upped the ante when it comes to the war on terrorism. See story


(Updated Nov. 13)
Street name changes officially come into effect next week

Residents living on two small courts in Blackburn Hamlet and a pair of streets in Orléans will soon be undergoing a change in address without having to actually move. See story


(Updated Nov. 12)
Draft city budget includes 2.12% urban tax increase

The City of Ottawa tabled the 2016 draft budget on Thursday, which among other things, includes a 2.12 per cent tax increase for homes in the urban boundary. That equates to an extra $72 for the average home with a property value of $375,300. See story


(Updated Nov. 12)
Hundreds turn out for Orléans Remembrance Day ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to honour Canada’s fallen war heroes during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Orléans Legion on Wednesday. See story


(Updated Nov. 10)
Remembering two generations of Canadian war heroes

In an era when the word “hero” is bandied about at the drop of the hat, it seems fitting that we should remember three men who epitomized the true meaning of the word. See story


(Updated Nov. 10)
Local vet recalls ill-fated raid on Dieppe

It's been 73 years since Syd Davie climbed on board a troop ship as part of a joint allied strike force of more than 6,000 men assigned to carry out a raid on the French port of Dieppe. See story


(Updated Nov. 8)
Massage and Treatment Clinic moves into new digs

After serving clients out of their Des Epinettes Ave. location for the past 12 years, the Massage and Treatment Clinic has moved to an expanded location on Place d’Orléans Drive beside the Greco Lean and Fit studio near the No Frills grocery store. See story


(Updated Nov. 6)
Orléans Chamber modifies Business Excellence Awards

After coming under criticism for how recipients of the Orléans Business Excellence Awards have been selected in the past, the Orléans Chamber of Commerce has made significant changes to the process of selecting this year’s winners. See story


(Updated Nov. 4)
Andrew Leslie passed over for Cabinet post

It was supposed to be slam dunk, but speculation that Orléans MP Andrew Leslie would be the next Minister of National Defence turned out to be an air ball as the retired lieutenant-general was passed over in favour of Vancouver-area MP Harjit Singh Sajjan. See story


(Updated Nov. 3)
New book explores war on religious freedom

During the recent federal election, the Conservatives took direct aim at religious freedoms by promising to appeal the federal court ruling allowing Muslim women to wear the niqab while taking the Citizenship Oath, and vowing to create a “barbaric cultural practices” tip line. See story


(Updated Nov. 1)
Orléans MP-elect Andrew Leslie settling into new job

Two weeks after winning a landslide victory in the federal election, Orléans MP-elect Andrew Leslie is enjoying the process of settling into his new job which may be expanding very soon. See story


(Updated Oct. 31)
Orléans girl receives health care advisor scholarship

Kelsey Lett is a 23-year-old trailblazer who doesn’t let life with cystic fibrosis ether define or limit her. The Orléans resident joined the Champlain Community Care Access Centre’s Patient and Caregiver Council a year ago to to help improve the home care experience for CCAC patients. See story


(Updated Oct. 29)
Orleans Bengals mentor receives Mayor's City Builder Award

Aldège Bellefeuille lives, breaths and bleeds Orleans Bengals black and orange. A communications strategist with Health Canada by day, he's volunteered more than 1,000 hours to the minor football club during the evenings and weekends as a coach and mentor to the Bengals players. See story


(Updated Oct. 28)
Monette offers community's appreciation to dedicated group of volunteers

Fourteen dedicated community volunteers were honoured by Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette last night during the councillor's third annual Volunteer Recognition Evening at the Orléans Quality Inn. See story


(Updated Oct. 23)
City releases second set of taxi review discussion papers

In its efforts to review and possibly amend the regulations governing the taxi industry, the City of Ottawa has released the second of three sets of discussion papers aimed at informing and educating the general public on the issue. See story


(Updated Oct. 21)
Navan country store returns to its roots

There was a time, back in the 1940s and 50, when the most important product sold at a rural general store was livestock feed for area farmers. See story


(Updated Oct. 20)
Commentary: A changing of the guard

Orléans nine-year dalliance with the federal Conservatives came to an emphatic end on Monday as local voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots for retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie. See story


(Updated Oct. 20)
Leslie unseats Galipeau in landslide win

After nine years of Conservative dominance, Orléans has once again returned to the Liberal fold after overwhelmingly electing retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie to the House of Commons. See story


(Updated Oct. 15)
Orléans landmark in need of $5M facelift

It’s the most recognizable building in Orléans and arguably the most culturally significant. I’m speaking, of course, about the Paroisse St-Joseph d’Orléans on St. Joseph Boulevard. See story


(Updated Oct. 7)
St. Martha's Brasserie celebrating its third anniversary

It's hard to believe that it's been three years since St. Martha's Brasserie d'Orléans first opened its doors to an enthusiastic public eager for the chance to try their eclectic menu. See story


(Updated Oct. 8)
Autumn offers the best time to plant shrubs and trees

When it comes to adding a few shrubs and trees to your property there's no time like the present. Autumn is the ideal time to plant a new tree or shrub, and J.A. Laporte is the ideal place to find a wide selection of both. See story


(Updated Oct. 8)
French language debate fails to separate local candidates

All four local candidates in the upcoming federal election got together at MIFO's Centre Culturel Tuesday night for the only French language debate of the campaign. See story


(Updated Oct. 6)
Niqab debate: Much ado about nothing or slippery slope?

It's hard to believe that a simple face-covering could cause so much consternation among so many people. See story


(Updated Oct. 2)
Conservatives clarify position on federal sick leave, pension fund

Conservative leader Stephen Harper has written an open letter to federal public service employees clarifying his party's position on accumulated federal sick leave and ensuring them that their pension fund is safe. See story


(Updated Oct. 2)
Yellowknife man responsible for 2013 beating death of Emerson Curran gets five-year sentence

The man responsible for the 2013 beating death of Orléans resident Emerson Curran at a house party in Yellowknife has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. See story


(Updated Oct. 2)
Man tries to lure girl into pickup truck in Chapel Hill South

The Ottawa Police have issued a warning about a possible predator after a man tried to lure a 14-year-old girl into his pickup truck near the corner of Orleans Blvd. and Longleaf Cres. in Chapel Hill South. See story


(Updated Sept. 24)
Orléans MP takes timeout to marrk National Tree Day

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau took time off fom his election campaign on Thursday to add yet another sapling to his impressive total of more than 52,000 trees planted in his lifetime. See story


(Updated Sept. 23)
Environics poll shows Leslie with 15-point lead over Galipeau

An Environics Research poll commissioned by Ecology Ottawa and Leadnow has local Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie enjoying a 15-point lead over Conservative incumbent Royal Galipeau. See story


(Updated Sept. 22)
Justin Trudeau makes enthusiastic campaign stop in Orléans

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau dropped by the Shenkman Arts Centre Monday night to speak to close to 1,000 supporters and show his own support for the man he calls "Andy". See story


(Updated Sept. 21)
Pair facing murder charges after 17-year-old stabbed to death on Jasmine Cres.

Two men have been charged with second degree murder in connection the stabbing death of 17-year-old Issaiah Clashar outside a Jasmine Crescent apartment building early Sunday morning. See story


(Updated Sept. 21)
Local Terry Fox Run a success despite Army Run conflict

When Jahn Fawcett answered an appeal to find a new director for the Terry Fox Run in Orléans, he so out of a sense of wanting to continue Terry Fox's legacy on a local level. See story


(Posted Sept. 17)
OutCare Foundation, CARP Ottawa promote advance care planning

Eastern Ontario's leading advocates for primary palliative care and Ottawa's voice for retired people have joined forces to promote the importance of advance care planning. See story


(Posted Sept. 17)
OutCare Foundation golf tournament raises $50K for palliative care

One hundred and forty-eight golfers teed off at the Hammond Golf Course on Aug. 21 to help raise money for palliative care in Eastern Ontario. See story


(Posted Sept. 15)
Local Liberal candidate holds 'Rally for Real Change'

Orléans federal Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie kicked off his post-Labour Day campaign on the weekend in front of a hundred or so supporters in Chapel Hill South. See story


(Posted Sept. 15)
Former Liberal candidate retires campaign debt

Ten months after the Liberal Party of Canada revoked his nomination for carrying a residual debt from his failed leadership bid, Orléans lawyer David Bertschi is now debt free. See story


(Posted Sept. 10)
Police ask for public's help in identifying bank robbery suspect

The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the pubic's help in identifying a suspect in connection with a bank robbery that took at the RBC branch in Navan on Sept. 3. See story


(Posted Sept. 30)
East end software company releases latest children's video game app

It's been 17 years since Apptastic Software launched it's critically acclaimed video game Geoffrey Goes to the Fair in partnership with Toys R Us. See story


(Posted Sept. 3)
Orléans teen who murdered his mother to serve a minimum 12 years

Chris Gobin was a troubled teen who suffered from depression and anxiety, had few friends and resented having to go to school. See story


(Posted Sept. 3)
10th edition of Biggest Loser Ottawa sets new weight loss standard

When 180-Degree Fitness owner Adrian Delorey first launched the centre's Biggest Loser Ottawa program the goal was to help clients get fitter and healthier by modifying their lifestyles. See story


(Posted Aug. 25)
Province reaches tenative deal with Catholic board teachers

The province has reached a tentative deal with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association which has lifted their work to rule campaign as a result. See story


(Posted Sept. 12)
Community Fun Day honours legacy of murdered teen

It's been 13 years since Oladapo Agoro was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight in a downtown dance club.. See story


(Posted Aug. 21)
Maintenance worker killed on Hwy. 174 identified

The maintenance worker who was struck and killed by an SUV while cutting grass in the median of Hwy. 174 on Thursday has been identified as Al Blake of Rockland. See story


(Posted Aug. 21)
Ottawa man charged for slew of Orléans-area break-ins

A 26-year-old Ottawa man faces multiple charges in connection with a number of break and enters that occurred in Orléans and Cumberland between July 22 and August 13. See story


(Posted Aug. 20)
Maintenance worker struck and killed on Hwy. 174

A maintenance worker was struck and killed by an SUV while cutting grass in the median of Hwy. 174 just east of the Montreal Road exit just before 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. See story


(Posted Aug. 20)
Tentative deal first step towards saving high school athletic season

Word that the province has reached a tentative deal with the public high school teachers union should come as good news to area students. See story


(Posted Aug. 19)
Commentary: Tackling the high cost of a Canadian passport

It's been awhile since I renewed my Canadian passport, so imagine my surprise when I found out that it now costs $120 for a 5-year passport and $160 for a 10-year passport. That's nearly double what I paid 10 years ago. See story


(Posted Aug. 15)
Baseball diamond's opening proof miracles really can happen

The dream of building a baseball facility for children with special needs became a reality on Friday with the official opening of the Miracle League of Ottawa baseball diamond in Notre-Dame-des-Champs. See story


(Posted Aug. 14)
Trailblazing Blackburn Hamlet resident passes away at 85

Blackburn Hamlet recently lost a long-time resident who was responsible for many of the community's institutions including the Blackburn Fun Fair, the Community Association and the Banar newspaper. See story


(Posted Aug. 13)
Heritage Funeral Home moving to new (much bigger) location

Heritage Funeral Home is about to get super-sized. After serving the local community for the past 17 years, the independently owned funeral home will soon be moving into a new location at the corner of Taylor Creek and Trim Road. See story


(Posted Aug. 3)
Harper makes election stop at Orléans bakery

Shortly after calling on Gov.-Gen. David Johnston to dissolve Parliament Sunday morning, Conservative leader Stephen Harper made a side trip to Orléans while on his way to a rally in Montreal. See story


(Posted July 31)
Family, friends band together to support Avalon family

It's hard to say that someone's been blessed after suffering a catastrophic accident that has left them paralyzed from the waist down, but such is the case for Michelle Earle who has been blessed with the support of her family and friends since falling down an embankment at a friend's cottage two months ago. See story


(Posted July 23)
Bearbrook Game Meats caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike

Turn your summer barbeque from ordinary to extraordinary with exotic burgers, sausages and steaks from Bearbrook Game Meats in Cumberland. See story


(Posted July 29)
East Village duplex fire leaves eight homeless

A house fire in the Cardinal Creek sub-division of East Village has left two families homeless after completely destroying their duplex on Glandriel Crescent early Tuesday evening. See story


(Posted July 27)
Harper government makes $1B pledge to support LRT Stage 2

The federal Conservatives say they will commit $1 billion towards the construction of the second phase of Ottawa's light rail project pending the necessary applications from the city. See story


(Posted July 18)
East end trio finish at the top of their class

Samantha Stanzel, Milad Hamwi and Jan Kurman all share one thing in common; they all finished at the top of their graduating class at their respective high schools, and they all plan to further their education at the University of Ottawa. See story


(Posted July 17)
'Sam from Orléans' blows them away at Bluesfest

It's not everyday that a fledgling singer gets to perform with a bona fide superstar in front of thousands of people. See story


(Posted July 11)
Queenswood Heights youngster uses lemonade stand to give back

Last year, five-year-old Zach De Toni wanted to have a lemonade stand to raise some money to buy more toys. Skip ahead a year and he finally was able to have a lemonade stand, but for a vasty different reason. See story


(Posted July 9)
70-year-old man charged with murder after stabbing son to death

A 70-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder after stabbing his 51-year-old son to death in their Notre Dame Street apartment on Tuesday. See story


(Posted July 3)
Thousands turnout for inaugural Canada Day celebration in Navan

Not even an afternoon deluge could dampen the spirit at Canada Day celebration in Navan on Wednesday as thousands turned out for the inaugural event. See story


(Posted Nov. 10 )
Next phase of LRT construction to impact OC Transpo riders, motorists alike

Now that the widening of the eastern portion of the Queensway is completed, the second phase of the LRT construction can now begin along with a new round of frustration for OC Transpo riders and motorists. See story


(Posted June 27)
LRT extension to Trim Road could cost an additional $160M

Proponents of extending the second phase of Ottawa's light rail system to Trim Road are hoping common sense will win out over frugality after the release of a staff report showing that it will cost an extra $160 million. See story


(Posted June 26)
Community leader receives Mayor's City Builder Award

Louis V. Patry has been a central figure in Orléans' francophone community for more than 35 years. He was a founding member of the Mouvement d'implication francphone d'Orleans (MIFO) in 1979 and he helped establish the Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans (SFOPHO) in 2008 and is currently serving as the organization's vice-president. See story


(Posted June 21)
Navan marks 75th anniversary of OPP officer's tragic death

It's been 75 years since OPP Cst. Harold Dent was gunned down in the old Navan train station by a drifter named John Miki who had robbed a an establishment in Quebec the day before. See story


(Posted Aug. 15 9)
Work begins on Millennium Park expansion

Construction workers have begun the task of expanding Millennium Park. The $8 million project will add an artificial turf field for football and soccer, three soccer fields, an ultimate frisbee field, a 400-metre track, and a splash pad to the east end recreation facility. See story


(Posted Sept. 12)
Work to begin on Anderson/Renaud roundabout

East end commuters who use Renaud and Anderson Roads, may want to take an alternate route while work is conducted on building a roundabout at the intersection of the two roads. See story


(Posted Sept. 12)
City quitely installs $150K public art project at Trim and Watters

Southbound commuters on Trim Road may have noticed a slight change in the landscape on the righthand side of the street as they approach the intersection at Trim and Watters. See story


(Updated June 7)
Eight new inductees added to Navan Builders Wall

The Navan Community Builders Wall has eight new names on it, including one of the village's oldest families, its most famous doctor, and a couple who devoted over 40 years of their lives to church and community. See story


(Updated May 28)
City unveils proposed strategic spending initiatives

Ottawa residents and even some councillors got their first look at a proposed list of strategic spending initiatives to be implemented over the current term of council. See story


(Updated May 25)
Former real estate agent Chris Hoare guilty on all charges

Former Orléans real estate agent Christopher Hoare has been found guilty of trying to kill his wife with a baseball bat in the garage of their Chapel Hill home last April. See story


(Updated May 22)
Heart of Gold awards recognize community's unsung heroes

If you've never heard of Loretta Chow's name before, don't worry she prefers it that way. Although you likely don't know her name, there's a good chance you've benefitted from her extensive community involvement, especially if you live in Fallingbrook. See story


(Updated May 19)
Navan country store returns to its roots

Back in the day, or to be accurate, way back in the day, J.T. Bradley's Country Convenience Store in Navan used to sell animal feed to local farmers from miles around. See story


(Updated May 9)
Cairine Wilson students outdo themselves yet again

With less than 800 students, Cairine Wilson Secondary School is the smallest high school in Orléans. But what they lack in numbers they more than make up for in spirit as evident by the school's annual Relay for Life campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. See story


(Updated May 9)
Bearbrook Game Meats caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike

Turn your summer barbeque from ordinary to extraordinary with exotic burgers, sausages and steaks from Bearbrook Game Meats in Cumberland. See story


(Updated May 9)
Local MP announces $60M in NRC upgrades

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau today announced the federal goverment plans to spend $60 million on fixing, renovating and expanding National Researh Council facilities in Ottawa. See story


(Updated May 8)
Court hears possible motive during attempted murder trial for Orléans real estate agent

Former Orléans real estate agent Chris Hoare told police at the scene of the crime that he beat his wife with a baseball bat last April in order to prevent her from doing "unspeakable" things to their five children. See story


(Updated May 8)
St. Peter students collect over 36,000 items for local food bank

Space was hard to come by at the Orléans-Cumberland Food Bank on Wednesday thanks to a very special delivery from the students at St. Peter High School. See story


(Updated May 2)
Ideal forecast great news for gardeners and garden centres alike

It's going to be a perfect weekend to do some yard work and get your vegetable garden started, but J.A. Laporte Flowers and Nursery owner Estelle Laporte warns there is still a chance of frost for at least another week. See story


(Updated May 1)
Latest Biggest Loser winner drew inspiration from his daughters

Shaun Fournier always wanted to do something about his weight, but he was always lacking the necessary motivation until a recent visit to Cosmic Adventure with his two daughters. See story


(Updated April 24)
Stabbing accused, murdered teen worked together at Tim Hortons

The young man charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of Connor Stevenson was a one-time friend and co-worker of the 18-year-old former Gloucester High School student. See story


(Updated April 24)
Suspect arrested on same day stabbing victim laid to rest

Former Gloucester High School student Connor Stevenson was laid to rest on Thursday, the apparent victim of a drug deal gone horribly wrong. See story


(Updated April 24)
Dementia care residence undergoes $5M makeover

It's been a little over a year since Symphony Senior Living purchased the St. Joseph Manor retirement residence from Kingsway Arms. See story


(Updated April 24)
Portobello retirement community expands Fit Minds program

It's been a long held belief that the more active you are, the more healthy you will be and the better chance you will have of living a long and productive life. See story


(Updated April 22)
Consultants unveil plans to widen CR 174 through Cumberland

After examining four different options to move commuters between Clarence-Rockland and Ottawa, consultants charged with the task have settled on one preferred option and residents living in Cumberland Village aren't happy about it. See story


(Updated April 21)
Prescott-Russell Trail rest stop to commemorate fallen OPP officer

It's been nearly 75-years since OPP police officer Harold Dent was shot and killed by a drifter in the old Navan train station. The train station has long since been removed, but the accounts of what transpired on June 20, 1940 has been preserved by the Cumberland Township Historical Society in a book and CD entitled "Murder in Navan", and on the Community Memories virtual museum website. See story


(Updated April 20)
Police release pictures of persons of interest in connection with Jasmine Crescent stabbing

The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the public's help in trying to identify a man and a woman they would like to question in connection with the stabbing death of Gloucester High School student Connor Stevenson. See story


(Updated April 18)
Web account for slain Gloucester teen raises close to $7K in 24 hours

A campaign to help raise money to provide a funeral for slain Gloucester teen Connor Stevenson, has surpassed its goal in less than 24 hours. See story


(Updated April 16)
3-year transitway shutdown will impact transit users, commuters alike

And so the fun begins. East end commuters who have been dealing with traffic delays for the better part of the past year while work continues on Hwy 417, will no doubt be thrilled to find out it's going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. See story


(Updated April 15)
Gloucester student stabbed to death in Jasmine Crescent stairwell

An 18-year-old Gloucester High School is the second homicide victim in Ottawa in 2015. Connor Stevenson was found with multiple stab wounds in a stairwell at 2020 Jasmine Cres. at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. He was rushed to the Montfort Hospital before succumbing to his injuries. See story


(Updated April 11)
HaiRaising event helps make wishes come true

God bless the fundraisers, because without them a lot of amazing work and important initiatives would go undone. And without a small group of volunteer fundraisers who support the Eastern Ontario Make-A Wish Foundation a lot of children's wishes would go unanswered. See story


(Updated April 10)
Sarsfield landmark closes its doors for the last time

In today's day and age of big box stores and online shopping, it's amazing that the Sarsfield Home Hardware store has survived this long. See story


(Updated April 8)
Orléans resident in the running for Jump! FM Greatest Gig contest

Jaya Henderson needs your vote. No, she's not running for political office. The Fallingbrook resident is in the running for Jump! FM's Greatest Gig on Earth contest. See story


(Updated April 7)
Feds, province commit funds for final phase of Ottawa River Action Plan

The federal government and the province of Ontario are ready to hand over $124 million to the City of Ottawa in order to implement the final and most costly phase of the Ottawa River Action Plan. See story


(Updated April 6)
Pagé Road home destroyed in late night fire

A single-detached home on Pagé Road was completely destroyed by fire early this morning, leaving the Orléans family who owned it temporarily homeless. See story


(Updated April 6)
St. Albert Curd Festival to host world record threshing attempt

This summer the St. Albert Curd Festival will play host to at least 60 Eastern Ontario farmers and their antique threshing machines as they try to gain entry into the Guiness Book of World Records. See story


(Updated April 4)
Commentary: Caught in the water conservation trap

Ottawa property owners are about to get a rude awakening of their own making. The city's finance and economic development committee recently released a good news, bad news report on the state of the city's water and sewer services. See story


(Updated April 3)
Multi-sport athlete an inspiration in the truest sense of the word

If you look up the word 'inspirational' in the dictionary, don't be surprised if you find a picture of Orléans athlete Kevin Frost staring back at you. See story


(Updated April 1)
Local students among winners of Lions speaking contest

This Orléans Lions Club hosted its annual Effective Speaking Competition at École secondaire Béatrice-Desloges last weekend with participants from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. See story


(Updated April 1)
Ottawa rated 3rd most congested city in Canada

This probably won't come as news to Orléans commuters, but Ottawa is the third most congested city in Canada behind Toronto and Vancouver. See story


(Updated March 27)
Orléans' Future Shop location to reopen as Best Buy on April 4

Future Shop customers arriving at the store's Innes Road location in Orléans this morning were surprised to find the doors locked and a sign saying that the store was temporarily closed and would reopen on April 4 as a Best Buy. See story


(Updated March 24)
Orléans mortgage broker helps clients make the right decision

Choosing the right mortgage is one of the most important decisions most Canadians will make in their lives. Choose correctly and the rewards are high, make the wrong choice and it could become a very costly mistake. See story


(Updated March 20)
Local financial planner recognized for advocating on behalf of seniors

Orléans financial planner Janet Gray has made working on behalf of retirees and seniors one of her life's passions. See story


(Updated March 11)
Council approves 2% tax hike, user fee increases for 2015

Ottawa residents will be paying more for everything from property taxes to flushing their toilets this year after city council approved the 2015 operating and capital budgets earlier today. See story


(Updated March 4)
Former east end soccer coach pleads guilty to sexual interference with a minor

A former assistant coach with an east end soccer club has pled guilty to sexual interference with one of his players, effectively avoiding a trial on the more serious charge of sexual assault. See story


(Posted Aug. 15 )
Orléans Chamber names new executive director

Orléans Chamber of Commerce have released the name of the man who will be replacing Jamie Kwong as the organization's next executive director. See story


(Posted Aug. 15 )
Financial pair join forces under Money Coaches banner

Judith Cane and Janet Gray are two incredibly knowledgeable financial advisers who have joined forces under the Money Coaches Canada banner to provide financial and debt management advice to individuals, families and the self-employed. See story


(Updated Feb. 26)
Orléans residence part of province-wide crackdown on biker gangs

Residents living on Leblond Street in Orléans got an early morning wake up call on Wednesday care of the Ottawa Police Service who were conducting a city-wide raid on properties connected to members of the Hells Angels. See story


(Updated Feb. 24)
Bertschi taking legal action against Liberal Party triumvirate

Orléans lawyer David Bertschi is taking his fight with a trio of Liberal Party leaders to the courtroom. See story


(Updated Feb. 21)
Orléans man formally charged with 2007 triple homicide

Ian Bush, 59, of Orléans has been formally charged with three counts of first degree murder in connection with th2007 slayings of retired judge Alban Garon, his wife Raymonde and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos, all in their 70s. See story


(Updated Feb. 18)
Environment committee approves 6% increase in water rate

Ottawa property owners can expect a six per cent increase in their water and sewer bills this year after the city's environment committee approved the hike on Tuesday. See story


(Updated Feb. 17)
Past, present and future honoured at les Prix Bernard Grandmaitre

One of the east end's leading francophone advocates was recently honoured with the Prix Bernard Grandmaitre at the 15th Annual Gala of the Association of Francophone Communities in Ottawa (ACFO). See story


(Updated Feb. 16)
Waste conversion program back to square one after Plasco debacle

Any hope the City of Ottawa had of converting thousands of tons of garbage to energy suffered a major setback last week when its one-time partner filed for creditor protection. See story


(Posted Sept. 12)
Start times to change next year at 15 east end schools

The morning schedules in hundreds of east end homes will be altered slightly next September to accommodate for changes to the morning bell at 15 east end schools. See story


(Posted Sept. 12)
Habit for Humanity to build four new homes on Cousineau Street

Fresh off their recent build on Nantes Drive in Avalon, Habitat for Humanity is planning to build four more homes on Cousineau Street in Convent Glen South in the coming year. See story


(Updated Feb. 10)
Navan church appeals for safe return of stolen book

Members of the St. Mary's Anglican Church community in Navan are praying for the safe return of a book that was the sole contents of a strong box stolen from the parish office last Thursday. See story


(Updated Feb. 8)
St. Clare School community celebrates Chinese New Year

In a meeting of cultures the St. Clare School community in South Fallingbrook celebrated the pending arrival of the Chinese New Year on Saturday with a combination of entertainment, education and delicious food. See story


(Updated Feb. 8)
Orléans private daycare comes under fire for 'vaccine-free' policy

A home-based private daycare in Orléans that offers its clients a "vaccine-free" environment has come scrutiny by public health officials. See story


(Updated Feb. 5)
Draft budget gives Cumberland Ward lion's share of capital dollars

The Orléans man accused in the 2014 death of his mother will appear in court today to find out when his first degree murder trial will begin. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
Preliminary budget calls for modest tax hike, user fee increases

The cost of living in Ottawa is going up this year for everything from property taxes to flushing your toilet. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
Consultants unveil plans for eastern LRT and Hwy. 174 widening

Members of the public were able to see the city's plans for the future extension of the LRT from Blair Road to Place d'Orléans for the first time Tuesday night, as well as the creation of an additional HOV lane in both directions along Hwy. 174. See story


(Updated Feb. 4)
Hwy. 174/CR 17 widening plan met with criticism

The consultants charged with coming up with the preferred option to getting commuters from Clarence-Rockland to Hwy. 174 west of Trim Road have picked widening the highway between Trim and Rockland as the preferred option and the residents living along the highway aren't happy about it. See story


(Updated Jan. 30)
Third time's the charm for Orléans Business Person of the Year

Bellefleur Physiotherapy owner Jason Bellefleur had been nominated for the Orleans Business Excellence Awards Business Person of the Year twice before and both times he was left a bridesmaid. See story


(Updated Jan. 27)
Local singer, songwriter signs recording deal with Sony Music Canada

It's been quite a past few months for local singer songwriter Michelle Treacy. Just six short months after Lady Gaga invited her on stage to sing "Born This Way" together in Montreal, the 18-year-old Orléans resident has signed a recording contract with Sony Music Canada. See story


(Updated Jan. 27)
Proposed eastern LRT route unveiled: city seeks public input

The city's transportation staff unveiled the preliminary plans for the eastern extension of the LRT system on Monday, and local residents are being asked to provide their input during a series of public meetings in February. See story


(Updated 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


(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


(Posted Sept. 129)
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


(Posted Sept. 123)
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 Nov. 10 )
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 Nov. 10 )
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 Sept. 12)
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 July 15)
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 Sept. 127)
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 Sept. 126)
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 Sept. 126)
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 Sept. 122)
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 Sept. 122)
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 Sept. 121)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Sept. 124)
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 Sept. 122)
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 Sept. 121)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Sept. 124)
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 Sept. 121)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Aug. 15 89)
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 Aug. 15 89)
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 Aug. 15 89)
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 Aug. 15 82)
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 Aug. 15 82)
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 Aug. 15 82)
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 Aug. 15 8)
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 Aug. 15 4)
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 Aug. 15 4)
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 Aug. 15 1)
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 Sept. 12)
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 Aug. 15 8)
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 Sept. 12)
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

 

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