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IVNTAGE VEHICLE EXPERIENCE from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. in Cumberland Village. Experience first hand the significance and history of early automobiles in a fun, entertaining, and engaging way! Restored, partially restored, and un-restored vehicles manufactured prior to the 1940s will be exhibited on site. Come chat with the owners, check out a demonstration to learn more about how early automobiles worked, and get an introduction to the world of pre-1940s tin can tourist camping. Complete the day with a performance by a local barbershop quartet!. Admission $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.


ORLÉANS OUTDOOR MARKET from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Ray Frield Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Come meet local vendors and artians from across the east end.


CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. J. Kennedy Community Centre 1115 Dunning Road in Cumberlans Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features a variety of localy produced vegetables, seasonal fruits and specialty foods.

 

Worst yet to come as Ottawa River continues to rise
By Fred Sherwin
April 27, 2019

Volunteers use a floating docks to form a bridge used to transport sandbags from dry land to homes on Leo Lane under threat of flooding by the rising Ottawa River. Fred SherwinéPhoto
Residents living on Leo Lane near Cumberland Village are embroiled in an ongoing battle against the rising waters of the Ottawa River and for now they appear to be holding their own although the worst is still to come.

Experts are predicting the river could rise at least another foot over the next few days despite the fact that it is already four feet above normal.

For at least three houses on Leo Lane, a coffer dam purchased after the 2017 flood seems to be doing the trick in holding the water back along with hundreds of sandbags filled and put in place by a small army of dedicated volunteers.

Three other homes left unprotected haven't fared so well and are now flooded by the murky water along with several homes on nearby Morin Road, leaving the city facing the difficult decision of shutting off power to the area.

The power had to be shut off and the residents evacuated during the 2017 flood. Many couldn`t return home for weeks afterwards.

Several of the residents who left their homes in 2017 are vowing to stay this time around and they've purchased generators to keep the lights on and their appliances running. One fo those residents is Mike Potvin who spent over $300,000 on renovations after the 2017 flood destroyed his cinder block foundation. He has since raised the gound floor of his house nearly eight feet. It is now an island.

"We're not going anywhere. We have a generator plenty of fuel and enough food to last us a week," says Potvin.

That same sentiment is echoed by several of his neighbours.

Up river where the flooding is much worse in Fitzroy Harbour and Constance Bay, abiut 400 soldiers from CFB Petawawa have been called in to assist with the sandbagging operations after the city declared a stated of ermergency on Thrusday. They may end up assisting with the voluntary evacuations after experts warn that the swollen Ottawa River could surpass the 2017 flood level by 10-20 centimetres.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

Entertainment

  Sports


OST presents a fresh take on The Wizard of Oz

Final GMC recital serves as rehearsal for Kiwanis Music Festival

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans


Local athletes shine at HS track & field championships

NCAFA, Jr. Gee-Gees form elite minor football program

Les Sittelles hosts first annual Brian Leblanc gymnastics meet

 
Local business

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CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business

 

SANTÉ CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTRE: Where healthy people go

 

180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser

 

 

 


VIEWPOINT: Decision to cut embassy staff in Cuba es ridiculo

 

WALTER ROBINSON: Millennials and Centennials alleged failings... who is to blame?

 

HEATHER JAMIESON: Symphony Senior Living’s Forest Valley Terrace knows how to impress

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