Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

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Upcoming events

THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS present "Peace & Joy" from 7:30 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Come and join us for an uplifting evening filled with songs of peace and joy. This concert will feature new interpretations of traditional hymns and some newer less well known pieces that celebrate the beauty of Christmas. Bring the whole family - kids are free! Tickets available at  https://bit.ly/CCSPeaceandJoy.

STATION 71 LITE THE NITE event at 7 p. m. at the Navan Fire Station, 1246 Colonial Rd. Come out to enjoy some yummy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas carolers and watching Sparky light our Christmas tree. You can also bring a toy for the Help Santa Toy Parade.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations in Cumberland Village. Over 100 LOCAL ARTISANS at 4 different locations – the R. J. Kennedy Arena, the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 2620 Market St., the Lions Maple Hall at 2557 Old Montreal Rd., and the Da Artisti Studio & Gallery at 2565 Old Montreal Rd.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER hosted by the Cumberland Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village. Special activities, and gifts, for the children throughout the morning, plus a visit from Santa. Admission at the door $15 for adults and $10 for childen 12 and under. Donations will also be accepted on site for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's Christmas Program for families in need.

DOMAINE PERRAULT HOLIDAY MARKET from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at the Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Rd. just south of Navan.  Get ready to indulge in a festive atmosphere filled with local vendors, live music, kids craft station, a visit from Santa and of course, incredible wine. Whether you're searching for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, this event has something for everyone.

ORLÉANS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – Celebrate the festive season the Orléans way. From the Heart of Orléans, unique gift ideas are brought to you by creative, local vendors. No need to rush - the market will be open for two days, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Luloff to carry Conservative banner in next federal election
Fred Sherwin
Nov. 12, 2023

The federal Conservative Party have put their hopes of winning back the riding of Orléans in the hands of Orléans East-Cumberland city councillor Matt Luloff.

Although no one knows when the next election will be held, the Conservative Party of Canada was eager to get the former Afghanistan War vet on their side in the hope of winning back the seat that was last held by the Tories in 2015.

Royal Galipeau made history in 2006 by becoming only the third Conservative to represent Orléans in over 100 years. The others were Barry Turner from 1984-1988 and Jean Pigott from 1976-1979. He was re-elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and 2011 before he was finally defeated by Liberal Andrew Leslie.

After Leslie retired from politics prior to the 2019 federal election, the seat was retained by Marie-France Lalonde who has held it ever since.

Luloff was first elected to Ottawa city council in 2018 when he beat out 16 other candidates for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Bob Monette. He was re-elected in 2018, capturing 74 per cent of the vote.

Lalonde was re-elected in 2021 with 52 per cent of the vote compared to 29 per cent garnered by then Conservative candidate Mary-Elsie Wolfe.

Luloff will be hoping to end the Conserv-ative losing streak in Orléans whenever the next election is held. The Liberal minority goverment could be brought down anytime by a motion of non-confidence brought forward by the NDP, who form the Official Opposition. It’s also possible for the Liberal government to dissolve Parliament and call an election themselves.

Either way, the earliest date for a possible federal election would likely be this spring. If not then than next fall.

Luloff says the Conservatives are ready to fight an election anytime. But until an election is called he intends to stick to his duties as a local city councillor, starting with the current budget process.

By provincial statute, city councillors do not have to resign their positions unless they are elected to a higher office either provincially or federally. Which means if Luloff were to lose in the federal election he would simply resume his duties as city councillor.

Luloff, 39, was born and raised in Orléans and is a graduate of St. Matthew High School.

After graduating from high school in 2002, Luloff joined the Governor-General’s Foot Guards and took part in ceremonial events at the Governor-General’s residence and on Parliament Hill.

In 2005, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and became a member of the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry. He served in Afghanistan for a six month tour from February to September 2008.

In 2009, Luloff was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and given his medical release.

After leaving the army, he completed a degree in public affairs at Carleton Univer-sity. He also started a podcast in support of other veterans who suffer from PTSD.

In 2015, Luloff began working as an issues manager for Liberal Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan.

Since first getting elected to Ottawa city council in 2018, Luloff has served in a number of roles including chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board and Council Liaison for Veteran and Military Issues.

Away from politics, Luloff is the lead guitarist and frontman for the band, Hearts and Mines. He is fluently bilingual and he and his wife Laura have two young daughters.



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