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ROYAL OAK FUNDRAISER FOR KYLE ANDRADES – The Royal Oak Orléans is holding a fundraising event for the Kyle Andrades Memorial Bursary. This event will include live music by the Jasen Colson Duo, a silent auction, raffles and BBQ!! Come help us hit our $25K goal.

NAVAN LIONS WALK FOR DOG GUIDES​ – Meet under the domes on the Navan Fairgrounds. Registration begins at noon. 3km walk around the beautiful streets of Navan begins at 1 p.m. Stay after for Yappy Hour and free BBQ. Family-friendly event. All dogs must be on a leash.

10 a.m. to 3 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

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS will be holding a Plant & Garden Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Bearbrook and Innes in Blackburn Hamlet. Annuals, perennials, houseplants, crafts, baking and raffle. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign, supporting African grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns with over 200 different vendors at the Navan Fairgrounds including several new vendors. Gates open at 9 a.m.

TBLACKBURN FUN FAIR – Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair parade 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Midway 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little Ray’s Reptiles 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the arena. Bouncy castle, face-painting and Dunk Tank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stage show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Paint party 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.



Fallingbrook couple victims of home invasion
Fred Sherwin
April 23, 2023

A Fallingbrook couple has been left shocked and traumatized after experiencing a violent home invasion on April 17.

The incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Neptune Way in Fallingbrook South.

The couple, who wish to have their names kept private, were startled when they heard several popping sounds coming from outside of their home. Soon afterwards, they heard the sound of shattered glass coming from the ground floor. Both of them were working in their basement home office at the time.

They both rushed up the stairs to see what had happened when they came face-to-face with a stranger, who looked to be in his mid-50s holding a construction hammer in one hand and a nail gun in the other.

“He started screaming at us and threatened us,” the female victim recalls. “Thankfully, I was able to calm him down and he eventually left.”

After calming down, the man casually walked back to his van, which he had parked in the couple’s laneway and drove away, but not before threatening to come back.

The couple immediately called 9-1-1 and gave a description of the van, including the license plate number.

Unknown to them at the time, the man had already broken into a home on Frenette Street before he came to their house. The victims of the earlier incident had also called the police, who were already on their way to the scene.

Within 10 minutes, the police had a suspect under arrest. Unbelievably, he lives on the same street as the second home invasion.

After the man left their house, the couple discovered that the popping sounds they heard coming from outside was the result of the suspect firing seven, five-inch nails through their garage door. Several struck the vehicle parked inside, causing extensive damage.

“If he had used the nail gun on us, we could have been killed or severely maimed,” says the female resident.

A day after the incident, she wrote about it on her Facebook page to warn others about what had happened and what she and her husband went through.

“I feel very lucky to be alive today. Had I not calmed him down, I know we would not be here today and I wouldn’t be writing this post to warn you. We are traumatized, we are scared and we don’t feel safe in our community.”

After being arrested, the suspect was held overnight and arraigned the next day on a number of charges. However, he was released and placed under the custodial supervision of three family members, which means he can only leave his house under their supervision and they are responsible for his whereabouts.

He is 51 years old, owns his own business and has no former record.

Needless to say, the fact that their attacker has been released and may still pose a threat not only them, but other residents living on the street has the couple anxious and upset.

They both hope the man, who is likely suffering from severe mental illness, will eventually get the help he needs.



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