Rainer Bloess retires from city council

City manager Kent Kirkpatrick, left, and Mayor Jim Watson, right, give a photo of a marshy area between the mainland and Petrie Island taken at dawn to retiring Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess during the final city council meeting of the term on Nov. 26.

Choked-up Rainer Bloess says goodbye to city council

Rainer Bloess delivered emotional goodbye remarks during his final city council meeting as councillor for Innes Ward on Nov. 26.

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Holiday donations help local families

Milt Mitchelmore, a volunteer with the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre, stocks food at the resource centre’s food bank. The food bank will distribute extra food for Christmas, as well as provide clients with a grocery store gift card to purchase some special extras.

Resource centre provides extra boost for holidays

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre will co-ordinate food and toy sponsorship for over 200 local families this Christmas.

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Toy Mountain accepting donations

From left, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School co-presidents Jenna Braham and Cameron Dunfee inside a toy display set up in the school’s rotunda. Community members can donate toys to be passed on to Toy Mountain by Dec. 17.

Sir Wil collecting toys for Toy Mountain

Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School celebrated the launch of their 2014 Toy Mountain campaign on Nov. 24.

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Bertschi fighting decision

David Bertschi at a campaign announcement for his federal Liberal leadership run in 2013. He eventually dropped out of the race, leaving him with debt that the party says makes him ineligible to be the Ottawa-Orléans Liberal candidate in the next federal election.

Orléans federal nominee David Bertschi removed from Liberal race

Ottawa-Orléans Liberal nominee David Bertschi was removed from the race to run as the Liberal party representative for the riding, but he’s...

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Portobello expands reach

Portobello South Community Development Association members vote at their Nov. 18 annual general meeting.

Community association expands boundaries

An Orléans community association will expand its boundaries to include a portion of Orléans that is currently unrepresented.

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School bus

Re-jigging school start times could save the city`s bus authority millions of dollars each year, although some children and parents may have to change their routines.

School bell times under review

The Ottawa Student Transit Authority has proposed bell time changes for a number of Orléans schools.

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