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.



My how time flies. t was 30 years ago this week that I ran into former Orléans Star editor James MacArthur in a downtown bar and asked him if he could use a photographer.



An educated vote: Oct. 17, 2019

In four days, folks in Orléans and across Canada will be heading to the polls to vote in the federal election. Some will vote along party lines, some will vote for the candidate who impressed them the most without regard to party affiliation and some will cast their ballot based on a particular issue. Unfortunately, thousands will vote without any regard to the respective party’s platform or not vote at all.



Bravo Ottawa and welcome to 2019, now that we have a real mass transit sys-tem complete with 12.5 km of electrified rail including a 2.5-km tunnel through the downtown core and 13 stations. And in another decade, LRT will expand further east, west, south along with a spur line to the airport. It’s a worthy accomplishment long in the making.



So, as predicted by this scribe five years ago, the NCC has rejected a proposal to extended Brian Coburn Boulevard to Anderson Road.



Politics at play pt. 2: Oct. 3, 2019

So the Liberals finally have a local candidate (Marie-France Lalonde, surprise, surprise) and the real election campaign can finally begin. But the local nomination process did not come off without a few hitches, over 1,600 to be exact, or at least that’s the number being thrown around by the camp of Lalonde’s fellow nomination candidate Khatera Akbari.




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: An early primer to the fall federal election


HEATHER JAMIESON: Advice from the experts on decluttering and downsizing

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