Monday May 16, 2022

May 12, 2022

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Upcoming events

CHARITY DART TOURNAMENT – Royal Oak Orléans is hosting a charity dart tournament in support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre Food Bank in honour of Royal Oak Day. Cost is $10/player, teams are chosen at random and there are prizes to be won! Registration at 12:30 p.m. Game time 1 p.m.

CORO VIVO OTTAWA presents Nibi Water is Life – L’eau, c’est la vie at 7:30 pm at Orléans United Church. This is Coro Vivo’s Spring Concert featuring a commissioned work by the Cree composer Andrew Balfour. Tickets $25 on or $30 at the door. Children under 14 admitted at no charge.

PINTS FOR POTCAKES from 11 am to 2 pm at the Stray Dog Brewing Company in support of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. Beers, raffle and bake sale. Come out and have a pint while visiting with some adoptable dogs at the Stray Dog Brewing Company, 501 Lacolle Way 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.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Markey has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit



COLUMN: COVID-19: The inexact science of epidemiology

If there is one thing we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic – besides the effectiveness of a concentrated campaign of fear by public health officials in trying to control a largely uneducated population – it’s that epidemiology is not exactly an exact science. There are a number of reasons for this, starting with the fact that we all have a unique immune system. Read more



May 12, 2022: East block

The race for next fall’s municipal election officially began on May 2 with the opening of the nomination process. Across Ottawa, there are eight open seats up for grabs on city council, plus the mayor’s chair thanks to a slew of retirements. Fortunately, here in the east end all four local councillors are running for re-election. Read more



GUEST COLUMN: When it comes to selling a home, seller – not buyer – beware

It was late January, frigid outside, while the California Cabernet was flowing inside. I said to the boss: “Babe, the market is hot, let’s sell the house.” We hummed, we hawed, went away on vacation, and came back. Read more



COLUMN: Provincial election writ kicks off the silly season

The silly season is on us once again. No, I’m not talking about the spring when a young man’s fancy turns towards the fairer sex and his brain turns to mush...I’m talking about election season. Read more



April 28, 2022: Was it worth it?

Now that things are finally getting back to normal, it’s time to ask the all-important question “was it all worth it?”, and by “all”, I mean all of the many restrictions imposed to first “flatten the curve” and then keep people safe. Read more





School of Theatre artistic director passes the torch after 20 years

Ongoing pandemic fails to slow down local graffiti artist

Shenkman Arts Centre unveils 2021-2022 lineup

High school rugby returns for first time in three years

U12 Wolverines capture EOBA championship

GCRA ringette teams win pair of provincial titles

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Provincial election writ kicks off the silly season


WALTER ROBINSON: When it comes to selling a home, seller – not buyer – beware


Doug Feltmate: COVID-19 pandemic the final straw for troubled restaurant industry

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