Saturday Sept. 30, 2023

Sept. 21, 2023

21 septembre 2023


Upcoming events

TRIVIA NIGHT from 6:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. at the Stray Dog Brewing Company, 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

BEER & BBQ – Meatings BBQ and Broadhead Brewery are once again teaming up for a BBQ Platter Party. Two seatings available at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reserve your seat in advance by visiting The Broadhead Brewery is located at 1680 Vimont Court in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

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.

STRAY DOG BREWING COMPANY presents Two Crows For Comfort live in the taproom from 8:30m p.m. The Stray Dog Brewing Company is locate at 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

5TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST EVENT at the Orléans Brewing Co.
Two sessions: Session #1 from noon to 5 p.m., and Session # 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets $35 available at

ORLÉANS SCOUTS APPLE DAY – Members of the 4th Orléans Scouts will be handing out apples at the following locations: FreshCo corner of Watters and Trim; Metro Fallingbrook, 1675 Tenth Line Rd.; and Metro Cumberland, 4510 Innes Rd. as a token of their appreciation for the community’s support. Freewill donations will be accepted in return and used to help cover the group’s operational costs.



Blackburn dentist marks anniversary with over two hundred friends
Fred Sherwin
Sept. 14, 2023

Blackburn Hamlet dentist Dr. Chantal Plant celebrated the 20th anniversary of her practice earlier this month with her extended family that includes her staff, both past and present, and several hundred of her patients, some of whom have been coming to see her for more than two decades.

Current and former members of Dr. Chantal Plant’s staff place flowers in a vase to make a bouquet representing all the lives she has changed by improving their smiles. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

After graduating from the school of dentistry at the University of Laval in Quebec City in 1998, Dr. Plant took a position with a dentist in Bonneville, Alberta, a small town of just under 6,000 people about 250km northeast of Edmonton, where she had the amazing opportunity to work two days a week on a native reserve called Kehewan.

In 2000, Dr. Plant moved to Ottawa with her husband A.J. who is originally from here. It was also a lot closer to her parents who lived near Montréal. After working in Kanata for a couple of years, Dr. Plant made the decision to open her own practice in Blackburn Hamlet. She started with just one receptionist, one assistant and one examination room.

A few years would go by and key team members were added such as Stephanie, Seble and Robin. Participating annually at the Blackburn Fun Fair Parade became a tradition. Many 67s tickets were donated to local elementary schools and multiple Brush-a-Mania dental presentations were performed by Dr. Plant and her team.

The office now has a staff of over 13 and has expanded to 3,000ft2 to accommodate all of their patients.

Reflecting on her journey, Dr. Plant expressed her gratitude to her patients and the community, stating, “it has been an incredible privilege to serve this community for the past 20 years. I am immensely grate-ful for the trust my patients have placed in me and the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives. I look forward to many more years of providing exceptional dental care and fostering healthier smiles.”

Dr. Plant was especially humbled by the number of patients who came out to celebrate the milestone anniversary with her, including some patients who’ve been seeing her since she first started practicing dentistry in Kanata.

“It so nice. I know everyone here by their first name. I find that pretty special,” said Dr. Plant, who is pretty special in her own right.

After 20 years, Dr. Plant is also beginning to see a second and even a third generation of patients. Many of the patients she had as teenagers are now bringing their own children to see her.

“The time has gone by so fast,” said Dr. Plant whose office is designed to make children feel at ease.

With 20 years already behind her, Dr. Plant is looking forward to the future and the opportunity to help even more people achieve the smile they deserve.



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