Monday Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

17 septembre 2020


Upcoming events

SEPT 24 – ORLÈANS FARMER'S MARKET from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ray Friel Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Local farmers and artisans gather to offer their produce and artistic creations to the general public.

SEPT 26 – CUMBERLAND FARMER'S MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena on Dunning Road in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers' Market features a variety of local area producers bringing you fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, homemade treats and a variety of artisan goods, on a weekly basis.

SEPT 26 – BREAKFAST AT THE ORLEANS LEGION from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating will be your choice.... outdoor patio (weather permitting) or inside lower hall. Families with children are welcome now that groups of 10 at the same table are permitted. As in the past, your order will be taken at your table and brought to you. Please make sure you have your mask since these are required when entering the premises. Come out and support your Legion!




A couple of weekends ago, I paid a visit to an alpaca farm located halfway between Brighton and Colborne at the invitation of a dear friend of mine. The idea was to deliver a few blankets and towels for the animals and spend a couple of days “down on the farm” It turned out to be a life-changing experience. Read more



Sept. 28, 2020: What's next

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the National Capital, the sense of worry is almost palpable – parents are worried about their children going back to school; family members continue to worry about their parents and grandparents in senior care homes; small business owners are worried about losing their businesses; and employees swing between potentially catching the virus and potentially losing their jobs should the provincial government implement another shutdown of commercial businesses. Read more



Try as we might, 2020 is the non-stop year of COVID-19. Whether it is the impact of the disease itself on family and loved ones, its continuing toll on local businesses and community organizations, or wall-to-wall media coverage, a part of me wants to put up the Christmas tree now, open some presents, then ring in the New Year and give 2021 a big hug. Read more



So the region’s two English school boards have decided to delay the start of the school year, while the school bus companies try to figure out how they’re going to transport those students who want to go back to school for in-person learning to school as safely and efficiently as possible. Read more



Sept. 17, 2020: Swedish pile on

We’re all in this together, or so our political leaders and public health officials would have you believe. The fact of the matter is that we may all be in this together, but were not all in this together equally. The restaurant and hospitality industry has, in particular, borne the financial brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more





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