Sunday Nov. 19, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

9 novembre 2023


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

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.




Sight and hearing impaired man's service dog nearly run over by negligent driver
Fred Sherwin
Nov. 13, 2023

Kevin Frost and his service dog Woody. PHOTO SUPPLIED
Local blind and death athlete Kevin Frost and his service dog Woody came within a whisker of getting hit by a negligent driver this afternoon while trying to cross Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. from Youville to Grey Nuns Drive.

Frost and Woody were just stepping off the curb into the crosswalk when Woody stopped dead in his tracks as a signal it was dangerous to proceed. At the exact moment, a blue car was turning right from Youville Drive on to Jeanne d'Arc Blvd., coming close enough to brush both of them backwards to the curb and continued southbound on Jeanne d'Arc.

"Woody stopped right away on a dime to alert me, but the blue car decides to cut Woody off anyways by pushing Woody and me backwards," says Frost, who has five per cent tunnel vision which is the equivalent of viewing life through a straw.

Needless to say Frost was not impressed. "What is wrong with people when you see a service dog crossing the street and you continue to turn in front of them, especially when you and your service dog have the right of way?"

Forst and Woody were both left shaken by the incident.

Fortunately, there were several witness who saw what happened and came to Frost's aid to make sure that he and Woody were okay. Unfortunately, no one was able to get the car's licence plate number.

Frost is hoping someone might have been driving by art the same time who has a dash cam. If so he is asking them to contact him through his Facebook page. The incident happened at 3:58 p.m..

This is the second bad incident that Frost has experienced in the past several months. When he returned from a golf tournament in Nova Scotia in August, he and Woody were declined by an Uber driver at the airport because he wouldn’t accept a service dog in his car. He subsequently I sent a demand letter to Uber regarding the incident and so far the ride share company has declined to do anything about it. Not even an apology.



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