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CommuniTree CONFERENCE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Just Food Farm, Big Red Barn, 2nd floor - 2391 Pepin Court in Blackburn Hamlet. Check in and registration at 8 a.m. The Conference will include various panels, a networking break and a tour of a Community Food Forest. This is an opportunity for community members to share tree-related stories, data and projects and provide attendees with new ideas, information and resources to carry out tree-related initiatives in their communities.

HALLOWE'EN HIJINX from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. A day of family-friendly Halloween fun at the museum! Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a scavenger hunt, create your own masquerade mask and more! Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.

THE GLOUCESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present a talk by military historian Captain Steven Dieter entitled “From Normandy to the Scheldt.” This will take place at 2 p.m. at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood, and will include a guided tour of the National Military Cemetery for those who wish to take it. Admission is free.

ORLEANS COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION hosted by the Orléans Lions Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd. Tickets: Adults $13 ; Children under 12 $5 available at th door or in advance from members or by sending an e-mail to (or call Lion Jean Paul at 613-830-7035). Tickets include spaghetti and freshly made sauce with buns, dessert, tea and coffee. Cash bar. All profits to support Camp Banting, a summer camp for kids with diabetes.


Work begins on Orléans Health Hub
By Fred Sherwin
Aug. 22, 2019

After 10 years of waiting, work has finally begun on the long-awaited and highly antici- pated Orléans Health Hub.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 near the corner of Mer Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Blvd. The event was attended by all of the area’s local politicians including Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde who has been doggedly staying on top of the project every since she took over from Phil McNeely as the local MPP.

“This is a great day for the residents of Orléans who have been extremely patient in waiting for this important project which will improve heath care services in the east end for years to come,” said Lalonde.

The Health Hub was first promised by then Health Minister George Smitherman in 2009. That pledge was reiterated by then Premier Dalton McGuinty during pre-election stopover in Orléans in 2010, Since then it has suffered numerous delays over the years, but was never far from the minds of residents eager for the important addition to the east end.

It was thought the project maybe in jeopardy when the Conservatives replaced the former Liberal government in last year’s provincial election, but Doug Ford stayed true to his word and delivered on his campaign promise that the Health Hub would be built.

The $59.7 million health facility will take 18 months to two years to complete. The construction contract was awarded to EllisDon.

Once it’s built the 96,000 sq. ft. facility will bring together health and community service partners to better serve the residents of Orléans.

Among the organizations that will provide services through the Health Hub are Bruyère Continuing Care, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, the Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa, the Montfort Hospital and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

The groundbreaking ceremony was a dream come true for former Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely who fought tirelessly for the project prior to retiring in 2014.

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



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