Friday Sept. 24, 2021

Sept. 16, 2021

16 septembre 2021

Upcoming events

ORLEANS FARMERS MARKET from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Centre, 1585 Tenth Line Rd. Market staff have been working closely with public health officials to create protocols to help make our markets the safest source of fresh, local food possible while we strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena in Cumberland Village. Over 45 local producers and artisans. All products at the market are locally grown or made.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Navan Fairgrounds. Over 100 vendors.



COLUMN: One scribe’s unsolicited advice on how to handle the next pandemic

For the past, 18 months I have a received a steady flow of emails containing comments like “they’re doing the best they can” and “I’d like to see you do better” referring to my ongoing criticism of both levels of government as well as public health officials in how they’ve handled, or should I say mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



Sept. 16, 2021: Anger vs Apathy

The result in next week’s federal election will very much depend on two competing factors – voter anger vs voter apathy. Traditionally, an upset outcome in any election usually depends on voter turnout. The higher the voter turnout, the better for the Opposition. People either vote for something, or against something. Read more



GUEST COLUMN: End of pandemic brings new and welcome questions/challenges

Summer 2021 is officially here, vaccina-tions are well ahead of my earlier (and yes, wrong) prognostications, and it appears as though our ‘next’ normal is taking shape. This good news brings with it a host of new challenges, welcome as they are. Read more



COLUMN: Plenty of time to check out these fabulous local food trucks

Here in Orléans we are fortunate indeed to be blessed by a number of excellent food truck. Of course, that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, just four or five years ago there were no food trucks in Orléans, just a handful of chip trucks that sold fries, fries with gravy and perhaps, if you were lucky, your standard poutine. Read more



Sept. 2, 2021: Vaxed and vexed

The debate over vaccine passports and mandatory vaccination policies can be easily boiled down depending on which side of the fence you stand on. If you’ve already been vaccinated, you’re likely in favour of both, or at least the idea of vaccination passports. Read more





Ballet Jörgen’s Nutcracker production goes virtual

Sir Wil’s 'Hunchback' a true masterclass in high school theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre production a lesson in teamwork

Blondin opens pre-Olympic season with pair of medals

COVID pandemic fails to slow down Orléans deaf/blind athlete

Ottawa TFC unveils fall/winter ‘Return to Play’ soccer program

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: One scribe’s unsolicited advice on how to handle the next pandemic



WALTER ROBINSON: The Attitude of Gratitude amidst COVID doom and gloom


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

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