Volume 12 Week 5

Monday, May 25


 

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(Updated 6:30 p.m., 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


Also
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)
Orléans shoppers take advantage of Boxing Day sales (26/12/12)
Orléans gluten-free guru makes a splash on Dr. Oz Show (20/12/12)
Orléans Health Hub passes important next step (20/12/12)
Orléans man charged with first degree murder after body found near Calabogie (14/12/12)
Lacroix Source for Sports celebrates 40 years in business (13/12/12)
Series of failures led to Hwy. 174 sinkhole, report confirms (07/12/12)
Public board elementary teachers to hold one-day strike on Dec. 12 (07/12/12)
Jury makes key recommendations in aftermath of Jérèmie Audette inquest (07/12/12)
Taxpayers off the hook for possible light rail cost overruns (05/12/12)
City finance committee approves Sensplex East near Canotek Park (04/12/12)
Expert understatement highlights next to last day of drowning inquest (03/12/12)
Union decision to pull tentative deal throws high school sports season into turmoil (03/12/12)
Father describes horrific moments after learning of son's death (30/11/12)
Caregivers describe circumstances surrounding toddler's drowning (29/11/12)
City council passes budget with lowest tax increase in six years (28/11/12)

Police charge man in connection with Convent Glen stabbing (28/11/12)
Drowning inquest may lead to tougher swimming pool regulations (28/11/12)
Local chiropractor hosts screening of eye-opening documentary (27/11/12)
Inquest into home day care drowning underway (27/11/12)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S. kicks off Toy Mountain campaign (27/11/12)
Thousands brave high winds, cold temperature to take in Parade of Lights (25/11/12)
Santa officially opens Magical Village for another holiday season (24/11/12)
Former insurance appraiser opens hot new restaurant in Orléans (23/11/12)
Public board secondary students looking forward to resumption of extra curricular activities (23/11/12)
MPAC market value reassessment and your taxes (19/11/12)
RCMP officer killed in B.C. crash was former St. Peter student (14/11/12)
St. Peter High School EAs to share million dollar lottery prize (12/11/12)
Hundreds attend local Remembrance Day ceremonies (12/11/12)
Orléans cenotaph repaired in time for Remembrance Day ceremony (09/11/12)
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack visits Navan Curling Club (09/11/12)
Orléans lawyer David Bertschi enters Liberal leadership race (08/11/12)
City unveils Orléans economic development plan (08/11/12)
Students rally to the support of embattled civics teacher (02/11/12)
Garbage pick up changes take effect this week (30/10/12)
Regional coroner to hold inquest into 2010 drowning death of Orléans toddler (26/10/12)
House fire displaces Navan family (25/10/12)
City tables draft budget with lowest tax increase in six years (24/10/12)
Planning committee approves crematorium rezoning for Taylor Creek Business Park (24/10/12)
Local free flu shot clinics to begin next week (23/10/12)
Orléans Catholic school's namesake granted sainthood (21/10/12)
Local MPP calls on community to mobilize against interprovincial bridge (12/10/12)
City council gives final approval to Lansdowne redevelopment project, tentative nod to future casino (04/10/12)
Add some local flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with wine from Domaine Perrault (04/10/12)
Orléans newest restaurant a culinary delight (03/10/12)
Future Landsdowne restaurant, retailers revealed (03/10/12)
Animal rescue shelter owner to fight inadequate care allegations (29/09/12)
First St. Joseph Manor antique fair deemed a success (29/09/12)
Orléans Biggest Loser drops 63 lbs in 12 weeks to win title (28/09/12)
Riding realignment could see Ottawa-Orléans expanded to include Springridge (27/09/12)
New book tells history of Navan landmark (23/09/12)
Eye-opening report puts hefty price tag on fixing city's aging infrastructure (20/09/12)
Colonel By to offer after-school activities, not so at Cairine Wilson (19/09/12)
Orléans Terry Fox Run veteran joined by kindred spirit (16/09/12)
Hwy. 174 eastbound lanes to reopen Monday afternoon (16/09/12)
St. Peter C.H.S. reunion slated for Thanksgiving weekend (14/09/12)
Orléans street named after slain policeman Eric Czapnik (14/09/12)
City to open Hwy. 174 eastbound lane during rush hour (13/09/12)
Local councillor, mayor at odds over sinkhole (09/09/12)
Sinkhole chaos could last well into next week (05/09/12)
Hwy. 174 sinkhole swallows car during afternoon rush hour (04/09/12)
Orléans Health Committee assures community hub still on track (03/09/12)
Navan winery making a name for itself among local wine lovers (01/09/12)
Bearbrook Game Meat caters to backyard BBQers and gourmet grillers alike (01/09/12)
Environment committee endorses motion to track down sewage violators (29/08/12)
Friends, family gather for annual picnic 10 years after tragic death (26/08/12)
Blackburn Hamlet housing development scene of drive-by shooting (26/08/12)
City names St. Joseph bridge after former Gloucester mayor (25/08/12)
Ottawa Senators group comes forward with plans for Sensplex East (22/08/12)
Local vet recalls ill-fated Dieppe raid (19/08/12)
Volunteer group celebrates 15 years of celebrating Petrie Island (18/08/12)
Local community offers to help replace damaged cenotaph (15/08/12)
Navan Fair comes to an end with Irish flair and more rain (12/08/12)
Activities and events in full swing as Navan Fair heads into Day 3 (11/08/12)
Orléans cenotaph damaged by vandals
(10/08/12)
Navan residents welcome special guests to their little 'burgh (09/08/12)
Navan Fair opens today with plenty to see and do (09/08/12)
Police looking for knife-wielding bank robber (09/08/12)
East end's top public board students have much in common (03/08/12)
Brian Coburn Way now open to Mer Bleue (02/08/12)
21 honoured with Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (27/07/12)
Work to begin on Hwy. 174 next week (26/07/12)
Local author publishes Climate Change teaching guide (24/07/12)
Projet Karyne goes old school in insulating Gisèle Lalonde greenhouse (22/07/12)
Lacroix golf tournament raises $63K for local man battling ALS (20/07/12)
Vamos a la play: Petrie Island water quality at all time high (13/07/12)
Catholic board appoints new trustee for Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward (29/06/12)
Tamarack invites community input into Cardinal Village development (27/06/12)
East Division street to be named after fallen officer (27/06/12)
Former Cumberland town councillor to have park named after her (24/06/12)
Cumberland resident named 2011 Transecure employee of the year (24/06/12)
Hydro One opening support centre near Navan (21/06/12)
Local real estate team launches charity golf event for Roger's House (20/06/12)
Cardinal Creek splash pad officially opens (17/06/12)
First inductees honoured during Navan Community Builders Wall dedication ceremony (17/06/12)
Watson adds voice to 'No bridge!' movement (15/06/12)
Community groups form common front against interprovincial bridge (13/06/12)
Orléans Soap Box Derby continues to grow in popularity (11/06/12)
Galipeau honoured by Canadian Wildlife Federation (11/06/12)
Blackburn Optimist Club a true asset to the community (07/06/12)
Ottawa-Orléans MPP calls for light rail before new bridge to Quebec (05/06/12)
Cumberland Town Hall building named in honour of former mayor Peter Clark (05/06/12)
Rainy weather fails to dampen community spirit at pair of events (03/06/12)
Waste company eyeing recycling site near Vars (30/05/12)
Mayair Orléans given reprieve by movie-going public (29/05/12)
City staff to examine fast-tracking light rail to Orléans (26/05/12)
Gisèle-Lalonde solar greenhouse dedicated to young cancer victim (26/05/12)|
City council rejects motion to examine ward reductions (23/05/12)
Biggest Loser a big winner in more ways than one (22/05/12)
Gloucester Catholic school board trustee passes away (22/05/12)
Garage fire causes $110K damage to South Fallingbrook home (21/05/12)
Exciting new east end eatery has a lot to offer (17/05/12)
City to spend $10M on much-needed repairs to Hwy. 174 (17/05/12)
Catholic board makes new school in Avalon top priority (16/05/12)
Local women, girls receive Leading Women Building Communities Award (12/05/12)
Orléans walking trails map now available online (12/05/12)
St. Peter H.S. delivers 32,000 items to Orléans-Cumberland food bank and counting (11/05/12)
Cairine Wilson Relay4Life raises over $50,000 for cancer research (05/05/12)
Mayfair at risk of closing less than six months after opening (03/05/12)
Orléans Town Centre development to move forward with hotel (03/05/12)
Committee adopts local councillor's plan to mark 400th anniversary of Champlain's arrival (02/05/12)
Large donation helps Cuts for Cancer reach new heights (30/04/12)
Father recalls family's journey since daughter's passing (29/04/12)
Avalon PS hosts third annual multicultural potluck dinner (28/04/12)
Supporter Our Troops founder receives United Way award (27/04/12)
Blackburn Hamlet family receives Ontario Victim Services Award (25/04/12)
OC Transpo switches to spring schedule today (21/04/12)
GSAC's guiding force calls it a day after 23 years (14/04/12)
Proposed new Avalon school in jeopardy of being bumped down a notch (12/04/12)
Royal Galipeau marks 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge with local cadets (11/04/12)
Third residential fire in less than a month leaves Orléans family homeless (08/04/12)
Second Avalon school fails to rank high among public board's priorities (07/04/12)
Colonel By SS gets high marks on list of top high schools in the province (02/04/12)
43rd annual Maplefest dedicated to former Lion Mel Walker (02/04/12)
City reaches tentative deal with OC Transpo union (31/03/12)
City to seek private-public partner t build new east end arena complex (31/03/12)
City council approves $20K contribution to pave Navan fairgrounds right-of-way (30/03/12)
United Church plays host to annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo (24/03/12)
Garneau students return from eye-opening trip to Jamaica (21/03/12)
Memorial fund established to help Duffy family deal with tragic loss (18/03/12)
Convent Glen homeowner flees fire dressed only in a towel (18/03/12)
Former Liberal candidate explores possible run for party leadership (16/03/12)
City announces plans for new parks, splash pad in Avalon (16/03/12)
Six-year-old rescued after snowmobile falls into swollen Bearbrook Creek (11/03/12)
Fraser Institute lists Orléans French catholic school tops in Ottawa (05/03/12)
Hometown boy makes good; Charles 'Chuck' Bordeleau named new police chief (03/03/12)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights succumbs to cancer at age 62 (01/03/12)
Mourners pack Alta Vista church to say goodbye to Orléans father, teenage son (29/02/12)
Interprovincial bridge consultants unveil 'preferred' alignments (29/02/12)
Ottawa-Orléans among 57 ridings Opposition claim were targeted by misleading calls (29/02/12)
OC Transpo boss sacked as part of surprising restructuring move (22/02/12)
Orléans father, teenage son killed in head on collision near Perth (22/02/12)
City council approves extending no smoking bylaw to patios, parks and sports fields (22/02/12)
Commentary: Enough already with the Greek comparisons (18/02/12)
Queensway widening, light rail will try commuters' patience (14/02/12)
Orléans population soars to over 100,000 (14/02/12)
City council approves action plan for the arts (11/02/12)
Third blaze in less than two weeks keeps local fire fighters busy (07/02/12)
Fairness watchdog to keep an eye on next phase of interprovincial bridge study (03/02/12)
Fire damages townhome unit in Blackburn Hamlet (02/02/12)
Water and sewer rates to skyrocket over next 10 years (31/01/12)
Commentary: Hwy. 174 EA should include light rail (31/01/12)
Thieves hit Fallingbrook home, steal Harley, snowblower (28/01/12)
Aspiring paralympian an inspiration to us all (25/01/12)
City bows to public pressure, removes two roundabouts from Trim Road realignment plan (24/01/12)
Pantry Plus, nutritionist author among inaugural Leadership in Health Award recipients (22/01/12)
Asian Superscentre opens to great fanfare, huge crowds (19/01/12)
Queenswood Heights marks 50th anniversary in 2012 (14/01/12)
Galipeau receives Environmental Award for tree planting program (12/01/12)
Coyote attacks dog near Chatelaine Village, others spotted near Blackburn Hamlet (06/01/12)
Orléans man killed in head-on collision near Alfred (04/01/12)
Commentary: Government downsizing, DND move a double whammy for Orléans (27/12/11)
Boxing Day crowds overwhelm east end stores (27/12/11)
Area Lions Clubs band together to deliver very special Christmas gift for Orléans teenager (22/12/11)
Two local men plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for cancer research (20/12/11)
Couple faces more than 100 charge in connection with rash of Blackburn break-ins (14/12/11)
Habitat modifies Avalon project to ease local concerns (08/12/11)
Magical Village returns to Place d'Orléans after one-year hiatus (06/12/11)
Fledgling Toastmasters Club looking for new members (05/12/11)
Parties gang up to stamp out bullying in Ontario's schools (02/12/11)
Council approves 2012 budget with 2.39% tax increase (01/12/11)
Gloucester Ranger players at centre of sex assault investigation (30/11/11)
Public gets first look at revised Trim Road realignment plan (30/11/11)
140,000-plus enjoy biggest, brightest Parade of Lights ever (27/11/11)
Cumberland landowner locked in dispute with Conservation Authority (25/11/11)
New movie house to open in old Empire Theatre location (24/11/11)
Speech from the Throne calls for tuition break, seniors reno credit (23/11/11)
Local businesses fêted at Orléans People's Choice Business Awards (18/11/11)
Remembrance Day ceremonies bring back mixed memories for participants (12/11/11)
Five years after being approved, ground finally broken for municipal pool in Avalon (11/11/11)
Orléans singing bus driver told to cease and desist (10/11/11)
Feds to pay for railroad crossing improvements in Carlsbad Springs (07/11/11)
Sounds for the Silent showcase focuses attention on Darfur (06/11/11)
Arts Council fundraiser a truly magical event (04/11/11)
East end blood lab becomes more client-friendly (03/11/11)
East end budget meeting draws sparse crowd (02/11/11)
Orléans Legion kicks off 2011 Poppy Campaign (31/10/11)
Shooting victim led a double life (28/10/11)
Pair gunned down at Gloucester Centre tanning salon (26/10/11)
Draft budget calls for 2.39% tax increase (26/10/11)
Sarsfield-area farm rises from the ashes (17/10/11)
Orléans gluten-free nutritionist/chef on the verge of multimedia stardom< (15/10/11)
New park-and-ride lot eyed for Navan Road, Trim Road lot to be expanded (14/10/11)
Annual grape harvest a real 'family' affair (13/10/11)
McNeely defeats Conservative coalition, earns three-peat (07/10/11)
Hoop dreams finally come true for Orléans entrepreneur (03/10/11)
Young twosome raises over $2,500 for cancer charity (02/10/11)
Orléans man alleged ringleader of local drug network (26/09/11)
Ottawa-Orléans incumbent calls for community and economic development summit (26/09/11)
Orléans' Muslim community proudly unveils new mosque (23/09/11)
Complaints prompt east end bus route changes (22/09/11)
Orléans Terry Fox Run a labour of love for father of young cancer victim (19/09/11)
Man dies in tractor accident near Sarsfield (16/09/11)
Ontario Liberals promise post-secondary tuition break for students (06/09/11)
Ottawa portion of Hwy. 174 in need of costly repairs (02/09/11)
Excellent wines and great advice, make for an ideal pairing (30/08/11)
Dapo Fun Day raises money, awareness for peace foundation (27/08/11)
City to name Avalon splash pad after young drowning victim (19/08/11)
Leeming Danceworks member wins Teen Dancer of the Year title (15/08/11)
Province pledges $60M to build Orléans Family Health Hub (13/08/11)
Hundreds turnout for chance to meet Lord Stanley's cup (07/08/11)
Former Orléans HS wrestler suing Abdullah the Butcher (01/08/11)
Kevin Howe moves one step closer to Top 10 on SYTYCD Canada (28/07/11)
Armstrong family farm celebrates 150th anniversary (24/07/11)
Spice up your summer BBQ with a visit to Bearbrook Game Meat (22/07/11)
Baby left in sweltering van the result of 'miscommunication' (21/07/11)
Orléans dancer survives first elimination round on SYTYCD Canada (20/07/11)
Colonel By grad tops Class of 2011 (17/07/11)
Orléans infant left alone in parked car for nearly an hour during midday heat (17/07/11)
Orléans dancer survives first elimination round on SYTYCD Canada (14/07/11)
Third Family Health Team launched in Orléans (12/07/11)
Orléans Montessori school to remain open under new management (11/07/11)
Orléans native makes final cut on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada' (07/07/11)
Cheddar Et Cetera granted three year exemption to keep rooftop cow (30/06/11)
From an Orléans trailer park to Stanley Cup champion, Claude Julien's journey is a story in itself (27/06/11)
Staff report upholds prohibition of roof top cow (22/06/11)
Planning committee approves Quarry Glen development one day after city takes developer to court for cutting down trees (21/06/11)
23 young people honoured at Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards (20/06/11)
Carivibe parade attracts thousands, beach party a huge success (19/06/11)
Beacon Hill councillor's inaugural community fun fair and BBQ a hit with constituents (19/06/11)
New Carlsbad Springs Community Centre opens to rave reviews (19/06/11)
Second phase of interprovincial bridge study begins in earnest (17/06/11)
Public gets first look at Trim Road widening and realignment plan (17/06/11)
Police investigate pair of indecent acts in Convent Glen South (15/06/11)
Orléans Soap Box Derby runs smoothly, good time had by all (12/06/11)
After 30-years, Orléans finally has a hotel to call its own (10/06/11)
Strong winds topple historic church steeple in Sarsfield (09/06/11)
Parents band together in bid to save Orléans Montessori school (08/06/11)
The fix is in: Ontario government announces $200 million project to fix the Split (07/06/11)
Haitian students ready to return to home with full toolbox (02/06/11)
Parents left scrambling in wake of surprise decision to close Orléans Montessori school (01/06/11)
Yard Sale for the Cure raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer Foundation (01/06/11)
Province to provide up to $22 million to build Hunt Club interchange (28/05/11)
Exacto knife blades found imbedded in Orléans play structure (21/05/11)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay4Life' raises $41,000 for cancer research (14/05/11)
St. Peter High School students fill food bank shelves with more than 41,000 items (12/05/11)
Historic night sees Conservative incumbent win record third mandate (03/05/11)
Sun shines on 11th annual Cuts for Cancer event (01/05/11)
Montfort Hospital group departs for Himilayas (30/04/11)
Queenswood Heights couple mourns loss of family dogs in early morning blaze (29/04/11)
High winds play havoc with local election signs (28/04/11)
Local Liberal candidate receives pair of last minute endorsements (28/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans has 4th highest advance poll turnout in the country (27/04/11)
Easter \weekend the perfect time to shed a few branches (25/04/11)
City considers naming Portobello splash pad after young drowning victim (22/04/11)
NDP candidate a no-show at spirited Ottawa-Orléans debate (22/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans campaign shaping up as two-horse race (21/04/11)
Hwy. 174 reopened after Cyrville bridge demolition completed on schedule (16/04/11)
Province awards design contract for Queensway widening, split fix (15/04/11)
Ignatieff makes Orléans house call to tout Liberal Family Pack (15/04/11)
NDP recruit university student to run in Ottawa-Orléans (15/04/11)
One and only Ottawa-Orléans debate set for April 21 (15/04/11)
Police make arrest in Orléans carjacking case (14/04/11)
OC Transpo modifies proposed route changes in Orléans (14/04/11)
Council approves biweekly garbage pickup, delays implementation for 18 months (14/04/11)
Veteran MPP calls it a day after 41 years in politics (13/04/11)
Police identify Orléans carjacker, expect to make arrest soon (12/04/11)
Overnight storm triggers landslide on St. Joseph, sparks house fire in Navan (10/04/11)
Ottawa-Orléans MP kicks-off re-election bid (08/04/11)
Committee approves EA for Hwy. 174 (07/04/11)
NCC awards contract for second phase of Interprovincial Crossings study (07/04/11)
Proposed motion recommends renaming Blackburn Bypass Extension 'Brian Coburn Boulevard' (06/04/11)
OC Transpo staff, city councillors get an earful over proposed route changes (06/04/11)
Local Liberal candidate officially kicks off campaign (03/04/11)
Newly-expanded Splash Wave Pool open for business (03/04/11)
Perfect weather boosts attendance at Cumberland MapleFest (03/04/11)
East end schools rank high in latest Fraser Institute report card (01/04/11)
Beacon Hill catholic elementary school most improved in the city (31/03/11)
Provincial budget contains good news for east end commuters (30/03/11)
Orléans mosque enters final phase of construction (29/03/11)
Environment committee approves 3.9% increase in water and sewer rates (29/03/11)
East end high schools experience modest rise in police calls (27/03/11)
Local Scouts take part in annual Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo (27/03/11)
'Queen' of Queenswood Heights gets library room named in her honour (25/03/11)
Orléans man dies in crash and fatal car fire at the split (24/03/11)
OC Transpo unveils proposed route changes for Orléans (24/03/11)
Family and friends say goodbye to 22-year-old stabbing victim (23/03/11)
Orléans woman wins Lotto Max million (23/03/11)
Police arrest gun-toting teen near elementary school (22/03/11)
Work to begin next week on Cyrville Road bridge (22/03/11)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign fails to make Top 5 (21/03/11)
Stabbing suspect to remain in custody after making first court appearance (19/03/11)
22-year-old stabbed to death at Orléans house party (18/03/11)
Cumberland library 'friend' to have room named in her honour (13/03/11)
Liberals announce plans to expand full-day kindergarten program (12/03/11)
18 local women receive Leading Women Building Communities Award (10/03/11)
Navan makes Kraft Hockeyville Top 10 (09/03/11)
Council passes 2011 budget with 2.45 per cent tax increase (09/03/11)
It's official; Bear Hug event is recognized by Guinness World Records (04/03/11)
Man robs Blackburn gas station at knifepoint (03/03/11)
Local residents offer their two cents worth on proposed budget (03/03/11)
Hundreds turnout for Hockey Day in Navan (28/02/11)
Province announces first key step to fixing the split (19/02/11)
Police investigate attempted child abduction near Orléans elementary school (17/02/11)
OC Transpo proposes major overhaul to local bus service (17/02/11)
Proposed budget limits water and sewer rate increase to 3.9 per cent (16/02/11)
Seniors encouraged to file income tax return to qualify for tax credits (14/02/11)
Police issue break-in alert for Blackburn Hamlet (11/02/11)
Arson Unit called in to investigate Orléans fire (07/02/11)
Monfort to benefit from additional MRI funding (06/02/11)
Provincial government enhances student assistance program (06/02/11)
Final push lifts Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign into first place (31/01/11)
Over 1,000 flock to Shenkman Arts Centre for Orléans Wellness Expo (23/01/11)
Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre official opens for business (22/01/11)
Police warn Orléans women about parking lot thefts (21/01/11)
Draft budget provides funding for Trim Road realignment, Blackburn Bypass Extension (19/01/11)
Draft budget delivers 2.45% tax hike, rec fee freeze (19/01/11)
Electrical room fire causes minor damage to Orléans Best Western (18/01/11)
Former Orléans teacher gets nine months for possessing child porn (11/01/11)
U of O Students’ Union being sued over universal bus pass (10/01/11)
Navan for Kraft Hockeyville campaign gains momentum (10/01/11)
Navan-area servicemen happy to be back home (08/01/11)
Proposed changes to garbage pick-up schedule raises concerns (07/01/11)
Early morning bomb scare temporarily closes Price Chopper (07/01/11)
2011 marks 150th anniversary of the town of Navan (03/01/11)
Trio sent to hospital after pair of accidents on eastern Hwy. 417 (29/12/10)
Christmas night blaze leaves Orléans townhouse residents out in the cold (27/12/10)
Belcourt Blvd. couple take 'Deck the Halls' to a whole new level (24/12/10)
Orléans home daycare operators face provincial charges (19/12/10)
Ontario court denies Khawaja appeal, increases sentence to life in prison (17/12/10)
Navan for Hockeyville kick-off a huge success (06/12/10)
Colonel By grad to return to Canada following harrowing ordeal (06/12/10)
Fire destroys home near Cumberland Village (03/12/10)
Mayor pledges to promote 'culture of fiscal responsibility' (02/12/10)
Orléans kindergarten teacher succumbs to cancer (29/11/10)
Thousands turnout to greet Santa during annual Parade of Lights (28/11/10)
Navan songstress makes a splash at Hollywood Music in Media Awards (27/11/10)
OC Transpo operators voice concerns over roundabout (27/11/10)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS kicks off 12th annual Toy Mountain campaign (18/11/10)
Public board puts controversial student survey on hold (18/11/10)
Raw pet food supplier just the ticket for healthier, happier pets (13/11/10)
Hundreds turn out for local Remembrance Day ceremonies (12/11/10)
Watson picks Navan resident as new Chief of Staff (11/11/10)
Sarsfield dairy farmers rally to aid one of their own (06/11/10)
Orléans man facing deportation exploring his options (01/11/10)
Fundraising event raises awareness of Darfur through music (01/11/10)
Hundreds turn out to dedicate new cenotaph in Navan (21/10/10)
Moose dies after romp through Fallingbrook area (12/10/10)
Second annual solar boat competition a huge success (06/10/10)
Team Valerie raises over $25,000 during local Terry Fox Run (20/09/10)
Fire Marshal called in to investigate Cumberland Estates fire (15/09/10)
O'Brien, Watson square off in debate, Haydon walks out (14/09/10)
Budding acting careers the glue that bonds Fallingbrook sisters (10/09/10)
Local miss becomes first dancer to hold national titles simultaneously (31/08/10)
Dapo Day blessed with perfect weather, terrific turnout and lots and lots of positive energy (30/08/10)
Gudbransons celebrate cancer-free anniversary with very special guest (22/08/10)
Community turns out to support young woman battling cancer (22/08/10)
Heart of Orléans BIA launches program to offset roundabout construction (20/08/10)
Ottawa lifeguards capture provincial championship on home surf (20/08/10)
Police decide not to lay charges in pool death of Orléans toddler (14/08/10)
Rothwell Heights residence scene of drive-by shooting (06/08/10)
Commentary: City plays the ostrich as Petrie Island geese population multiplies (31/07/10)
Daycare party ends in tragedy as two-year-old drowns in outdoor pool (28/07/10)
Kites 4 Cancer event a soaring success (26/07/10)
Lack of rain results in banner summer at Petrie Island beaches (21/07/10)
Navan songtress still a hometown girl at heart despite recent success (20/07/10)
19th century farmhouse leveled to make way for condo development (20/07/10)
Local Haitian community celebrates despite troubles back home (18/07/10)
Local councillor unable to convince colleagues to cancel controversial traffic circle (15/07/10)
Local Latin community celebrates Spain's World Cup win (11/07/10)
Controversial traffic circle to cost more than first estimated (10/07/10)
Commentary: Councillor should seize opportunity to cancel roundabout (10/07/10)
Thousands turn out to celebrate Canada Day on Petrie Island (03/07/10)
Carivibe event a major success despite afternoon rainshower (20/06/10)
Hundreds turnout to help celebrate garden centre's 50th anniversary (16/06/10)
Luxury condos ideally located in the west end of Orléans (10/06/10)
Orléans author pens fantasy romance novel (27/05/10)
City to install safety buoys at Petrie Island (26/05/10)
Canada Post to close Youville Road post office (26/05/10)
24-year-old man drowns off Petrie Island (07/05/10)
Archbishop helps St-Joseph parish celebrate 150th anniversary (25/05/10)
Unique new fitness centre opens in Canotek Park (07/05/10)
Orléans foster mom receives Civic Appreciation Award (07/05/10)
Colonel facing murder rap charged with Orléans panty thefts (29/04/10)
Commentary: Water rate debate a symptom of a much bigger problem (28/04/10)
Brick work to begin on Orléans mosque next week (27/04/10)
Off-duty paramedic saves man's life at R.J. Kennedy Arena (26/04/10)
Cuts for Cancer event raises over $6,000 for Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (25/04/10)
City unveils plans for Cardinal Creek park (23/04/10)
Navan youngster pulls off Tinseltown upset at Young Artist Awards (21/04/10)
Unique partnership turns computer junk into treasure (19/04/10)
Student group continues annual March Break mission to Jamaica (15/04/10)
Grade 8 students teach gigabyte neophytes some new tricks (01/04/10)
Fallingbrook singing sensation hits the local airwaves (30/03/10)
Liberal Party initiative promotes open and frank dialogue (27/03/10)
Veteran local journalist to run for city council in Orléans Ward 1 (23/03/10)
Woman left paralyzed by ex-boyfriend needs community's help (16/03/10)
Police recover body of Gatineau man who drowned while trying to tow ice shack (03/03/10)
International Food Fair raises $11,000 for Heart and Stroke Foundation (01/03/10)
Olympic hockey final a gold rush for local bars (01/03/10)
City council elects not to revisit urban boundary decision (25/02/10)
Planning and environment committee approves 10% increase in water rate (24/02/10)
Orléans woman's body recovered from Ottawa River (23/02/10)
Developer pledges to stick to original commitment if council reverses decision (22/02/10)
Carivibe event will bring West Indies flavour to Orléans (18/02/10)
City council to revisit decision to block subdivision (14/02/10)
Colonel charged with murder has Orléans connection (13/02/10)
Council poised to raise water and sewer rates by 10% (12/02/10)
City council approves plans for Orléans roundabout (11/02/10)
Blackburn resident receives award during opening of Black History Month (05/02/10)
Committee endorses Orléans roundabout despite local opposition (04/02/10)
Orléans councillor kicks off reelection bid in front of 300 supporters (03/02/10)
The beat goes on at Orléans music academy despite flood (03/02/10)
Watson throws hat into ring in Orléans (02/02/10)
Orléans girls warned off Ottawa River ice near Hiawatha Park (31/01/10)
Unsung community sports heroes recognized at special awards ceremony (30/01/10)
City council passes 3.77 per cent tax increase (29/01/10)
Bridge opponents make presence felt at Greenbelt Master Plan open house (27/01/10)
Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre owner committed to changing peoples' lives (25/01/10)
St. Joseph roundabout gets mixed reviews at public open house (15/01/10)
Divine Infant teacher receives Golden Apple Award (15/01/10)
Long-awaited health hub to be built on Mer Bleue Road (12/01/10)
Proposed OC Transpo cuts, light rail plan dominate budget consultation meeting (12/01/10)
Watson expected to e nter mayoralty race today (12/01/10)
Police issue warning after attempted abduction in Navan (08/01/10)
Transit arbitration ruling hailed as major victory for city (08/01/10)
New Year's levee kicks off 150th anniversary of St-Joseph d'Orléans (05/01/10)
East end residents ring in the New Year with a bang (01/01/10)


(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


(Updated Apr. 20)
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


(Updated Apr. 20)
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


(Updated Apr. 26)
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


(Updated Apr. 26)
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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted Oct. 25)
House fire displaces Navan family

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted Oct. 25)
House fire displaces Navan family

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted June 17)
Cardinal Creek splash pad officially opens

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted June 11)
Galipeau honoured by Canadian Wildlife Federation

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted May 25)
Cairine Wilson 'Relay4Life' raises $41,000 for cancer research

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted April 30)
Montfort Hospital group departs for Himilayas

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted March 23)
Orléans woman wins Lotto Max million

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted March 9)
Navan makes Kraft Hockeyville Top 10

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(Posted May 27)
Orléans author pens fantasy romance novel

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

 

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