Thursday Oct. 17, 2019

Oct. 17, 2019

17 oct, 2019

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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.


Local news


Blais to run for provincial Liberal nomination
Posted Oct. 10, 2019

While Marie-France Lalonde has yet to find out her fate in the upcoming federal election, the race to find her replacement at Queen’s Park has already begun. Last week, Cumberland Ward Coun. Stephen Blais announced his intention to seek the provincial Liberal nomination in Orléans Ward whenever a byelection is held to fill the seat left vacant when Lalonde won the federal Liberal nomination last month. Read more




Village Bruyére resident successfully defends world stationary bike title
Posted Oct. 3, 2019

Norman Coté is no ordinary 84-year-old. The Village Bruyére resident umpires up to seven fastball games a week. He runs regularly and bicycles up to 150 kms every week. All that cycling came in handy when Coté recently took part in the international Road Worlds for Seniors competition with 29 of his fellow residents. Read more




Local Green candidate committed to the cause
Posted Oct. 3, 2019

Even by their own admission, Green Party candidate Michelle Petersen and NDP candidate Jacqui Wiens have little to no chance of getting elected to the House of Commons. Read more





NCC rejects Brian Coburn extension
Posted Oct. 3, 2019

Plans to extend Brian Coburn Boulevard to Anderson Road suffered a major setback last week when the National Capital Commission rejected the proposal saying it ran counter to the Greenbelt Master Plan and could potentially have a negative impact on the nearby Mer Bleue wetland. Read more




Lalonde to carry local Liberal flag into federal election
Posted Sept. 20, 2019

Outgoing provincial MPP Marie-France Lalonde will be have her name on the ballot in the this falls federal election after she won the Liberal nomination at a meeting Thursday night. Read more





LRT passes first test with flying colours
Posted Sept. 19, 2019

It’s been 10 years in the making, but the wait is finally over as thousands of east end commuters enjoyed taking the LRT to and from work for the first time this week. After passing its inaugural weekend with flying colours, the train was ready to welcome commuters at the Blair Station on Monday morning and zip them downtown in quiet efficiency. Read more







OST presents a fresh take on The Wizard of Oz

Final GMC recital serves as rehearsal for Kiwanis Music Festival

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans

Ottawa TFC girls win national U17 club championship

Mosquito Panthers lose exciting rematch against Kanata

St.Matt’s make short work of east end rivals

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: 30 years and counting for yours truly


WALTER ROBINSON: LRT’s arrival a giant step forward for Canada’s National Capital


HEATHER JAMIESON: Advice from the experts on decluttering and downsizing

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