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Natural Health Tips
Last updated May 22, 2024

Upcoming events

ORLEANS FARMERS MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Centre on Tenth Line Road. Shop the freshest seasonal produce, meat and dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and more while getting to know the folks who grew and made it.

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR OPENING DAY 4-10 PM – Mojo Magic Show 5:30 pm; Craft Beer Night 5-10 pm; Soul Motion on stage 7-10 pm. Visit for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR – Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair parade 10 am to 10:30 am. Inflatable rides 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair games outside the arena from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. BBQ 11 am to 3 pm. Ray's Reptiles, 11 am to 12 pm and 1-2 pm. Bouncy Castle inside the arena 11 am to 4 pm. Main stage entertainment 11 am to 5 pm. Beer Garden 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Cake cutting at 1 p.m. 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm: Musical act Fake McCoys followed by Mothership 7-11:45 pm. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.

ST. HELEN’S FINE ART FAIR from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 1234 Prestone Dr., Orléans. This year’s art fair is supporting the Young Artists Initiative. You can view the artists’ galleries at and follow on Facebook at

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 9 am to 1 pm at the Cumberland Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. Farmers, bakers, artists, crafters, gardeners, chefs and friends. For more information

GARAGE SALE – 1062 and 1049 Deauville Cres and others 8 am to 4 pm. Rain date Sun. June 2, same hours.. 100s of artist’s tools, canvases, easels, brushes, portfolios etc Household items, children’s books, puzzles, toys and treasures!




Navan dairy farm in full swing two years after derecho
May 23, 2024

It’s been two years since a derecho windstorm swept through the mid-section of Cumberland, destroying over a thousand trees and damaging over a dozen farms between Navan and Sarsfield. The McFadden farm on Trim Road, south of Navan, was one of those farms. Other farms that were severely damaged include McFaddens’ neighbour John McWilliams farm and Wyatt McWilliams’ farm on Trim Road where the barn that had stood for 120 years was completely destroyed. Read more


Local news

Alvida Promenade resident celebrates 100th birthday
May 23, 2024

Verbena Donati has seen a lot in her life. Born in San Cassiano, Italy in 1924, she grew up in her native country through the Depression and World War II. After the war ended, she married and had two children. She immigrated to Canada in 1960 to be with her husband who had found work as a lab technician in Kitimat, B.C. Shortly after arriving, Verbena started teaching art and languages at the local high school. The couple also had their third child in 1961. Read more



East end hurdlers lead the way at NCSSAA track and field championships
May 24, 2024

The National Capital secondary school track and field championships were held at the Terry Fox Atheltic Facility at Mooney's Bay this week with student athletes competing from across the city including Orléans and the surrounding area. Read more


Local Business

Symphony Sorority provides next level memory care for women
May 24, 2024

Forest Valley Terrace in Orléans has been providing quality care for residents with dementia for the past 10 years. In January 2020, they launched a memory care program specifically designed for women. Read more



Ottawa School of Theatre all ages production of Treasure Island was wonderfully entertaining
April 22, 2024

As someone in their early 60s I have to admit that it's been a long time since I read Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel Treasure Island about pirates and buried treasure, so when I heard that the Ottawa School of Theatre's all ages class was going to stage their own adaptation of the story I was intrigued. Read more







Ottawa School of Theatre all ages production of Treasure Island was wonderfully entertaining

Orléans native wins Juno Comedy Album of the Year

The musical alter ego of local city councillor Matt Luloff

East end hurdlers lead the way at NCSSAA track and field championships

Navan Grads capture the Bogart Cup for the first time in franchise history

13-year-old gymnast wins first international medal


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