Watching the trains

Eliza Sewell, three-and-a-half, enjoys pressing the button that makes a miniature Thomas the Tank Engine circle round the track within the Gloucester North Lions Club’s Magical Village at Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre on Dec. 10.

Magical Village to raise funds for new scented garden

Thousands of small toys have been handed their annual assignment at Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre as a part of the Gloucester North Lions...

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Maxime St. Pierre

Maxime St. Pierre, a Cumberland Grads player and Orléans native, handles the puck at the Team Canada East selection camp in Toronto on Dec. 7. St. Pierre was named to the Canada East team, and will play in the 2014 World Junior A Challenge Dec. 14 to 20 at the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley, Sask.

Orléans hockey player named to Team Canada East

A homegrown Cumberland Grads hockey player will play in the World Junior A Challenge, which runs from Dec. 14 to 20 in Kindersley, Sask.

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Tree Ottawa

Tree Ottawa organizer Velta Tomsons speaks with Convent Glen and Orléans Wood community members at a preliminary meeting to discuss tree planting in the community at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex on Dec. 3.

Convent Glen and Orléans Wood residents get behind tree planting

A Dec. 3 meeting with Ecology Ottawa and members of the Convent Glen and Orléans Wood communities at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex...

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Rookie councillor Mitic named city’s first sports commissioner

Innes Coun. Jody Mitic

Rookie councillor Mitic named city’s first sports commissioner

The new councillor for Innes Ward, Jody Mitic, said he’s happy to take a leadership role by filling the newly created position of city...

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Blondin after an earlier win

Ivanie Blondin after a win earlier in the world cup season.

Blondin a Canadian leader on world cup circuit

Ivanie Blondin, an Orléans-raised speed skater, has had a strong start to the 2014-15 world cup circuit.

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Andrew Leslie acclaimed

Ottawa-Orléans federal Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie speaks to supporters at a Navan seniors centre on Dec. 6 after being acclaimed as the party’s candidate in next year’s federal election.

Protesters interrupt Ottawa-Orléans Liberal nomination meeting

Chants of “Shame” and “Lies” drowned out much of the nomination process for Ottawa-Orléans Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie at a packed...

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Rink ready to go

From left, Cardinal Creek Community Association vice-president Sandra Stefanik, Joe Hanna from Gabriel Pizza, Yves Paris from Tim Horton’s, CCCA president Sean Crossan, Jonny Canuck’s Jonathan Reynaert, Orléans Coun. Bob Monette and the Rotary Club’s Len Goddard on the new full-size rink at the Cardinal Creek Park. In front is association’s director of student outreach Iris Gov. It took a variety of community partners to get all the amenities together at the new rink.

The rink of their dreams for community association

The new rink at Cardinal Creek Community Park has a heated trailer, brand new snowblower, and lights for night skating.

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Ministers show other side of life in calendar

Rev. Molly Bell, a minister at the Orléans United Church, poses with her signature high heels for a calendar which features female ministers in non-traditional ways.

Female ministers share different looks in calendar

A female minister can wear funky high heels, belly dance or march in a gay pride parade.

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