Saturday July 2, 2022

June 23, 2022

23 juin 2022

Upcoming events

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

ST. HELEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH ART FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 3 pm with more than 140 fine works of art created by 16 local artists. You can preview the art for sale at St, Helen’s Church is located at 1234 Prestone Dr. in Queenswood Heights.

ROYAL OAK DAY PATIO BBQ at the Royal Oak Orléans located at the corner of St. Joseph Blvd. and Jeanne d’Arc. Come out and celebrate Royal Oak’s anniversary while supporting the Orléans-Cumberland Resource Centre food bank. Lots of items to bid on in the silent auction. Make a cash donation or bring a non-perishable food item! Live entertainment provided by Garden Variety.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Market has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit


EDITORIAL: Canada strong

By Fred Sherwin
June 23, 2022

With the COVID pandemic largely behind us, it’s about time we all join together to support those things that bind us together.

One of the most common refrains during the pandemic was that we were all in it together. This July 1 Canada Day celebration will give us the perfect opportunity to all celebrate together.

But before we can celebrate, we should acknowledge the sacrifices that were made by so many and the more than 41,600 Canadians who have died from Covid. I’m hoping the organizers of this year’s O’ Canada celebration on Petrie Island will take a moment to do so, even if it is just a minute of silence and reflection during the opening ceremonies. And then, let the party begin.

Hopefully, for just one day, we can forget about runaway gas prices, the debate over COVID vaccines, the brutal state of the travel industry and escalating inflation.

Let’s celebrate the fact that we still have one of the best health care systems in the world. Let’s celebrate all the health care workers who have stood on the front lines and manned the ramparts against COVID-19 for the past two years.

Let’s acknowledge and celebrate the work our teachers have done in continuing to educate our children through the never-ending cycle of in-person learning and virtual classrooms.

Let’s embrace all of the Canadian artists who were unable to do what they love for two years and couldn’t perform in front of a live audience.

Let’s celebrate each other – our friends and neighbours and even total strangers – because we all got through this together. Let’s put our differences aside, or better yet bury them all together. The COVID-19 pandemic divided families, pitted parents against their children and vice versa. Debates over COVID-19 restrictions and whether or not you should get vaccinated strained lifelong friendships and ended some altogether.

And let’s take a moment to acknowledge how much we missed those things that we had previously taken for granted and what the pandemic with its many restrictions had taken away from us for so long – things like festivals, picnics, visiting grandma’s house, going to a movie theatre, dining out at your favourite restaurant or playing your favourite sport.

The past two years have been brutal. It’s time to move on and into a wonderfully uncertain future. But first, let’s party Orléans.

Happy Canada Day everyone.




School of Theatre artistic director passes the torch after 20 years

Ongoing pandemic fails to slow down local graffiti artist

Shenkman Arts Centre unveils 2021-2022 lineup

East end pair shine at OFSAA track and field championships

U12 Wolverines capture EOBA championship

GCRA ringette teams win pair of provincial titles

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Common courtesy just another victim of the COVID pandemic


WALTER ROBINSON: When it comes to selling a home, seller – not buyer – beware


Doug Feltmate: COVID-19 pandemic the final straw for troubled restaurant industry

Contact information
745 Farmbrook Cres.
Orléans, Ontario K4A 2C1
Phone: 613-447-2829
E-mail: © 2001-2020 Sherwin Publishing