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Upcoming events

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

ABIDING WORD GARAGE SALE from from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 1575 Belcourt Blvd. Parking lot off of Sunview Dr. To book a FREE table contact Elaine at 613-824-7268 or You can sell for yourself or donate your items to the Church table. All profits raised will go to support the Abiding Word Community Pantry.

SYMPHONY SENIOR LIVING GARAGE SALE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Symphony Senior Living Orléans, 6419 Lumberman Way. All proceeds to benefit the Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

POP UP FOOD BANK at  at the Queenswood United Church parking lot, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orléans. from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Non-perishable food and toiletries will be able free of cost.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, and a variety of artisan goods.

THE ORLEANS TERRY FOX RUN – Start and finish will take place in the parking lot at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Tenth Line Road. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. Open start from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bicycles, rollerblades and strollers are welcome. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Pre-registration and donations can be made at



Orléans' first legal cannabis store opens on St. Joseph Blvd.

Fred Sherwin
July 27, 2020

Cannabis users in Orléans, finally have a place to buy their product right in their own backyard. The Oz Store opened for business on June 30 right across from the Farm Boy location on St. Joseph Blvd.

Besides several different varieties of flower bud, the store also sells cannabis edibles, oils, hash, vaping cartridges, THC-infused citrus water and pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes.
The Oz Store, located at 3022 St. Joseph Blvd., is the first legal cannabis store in Orléans. STAFF PHOTO

While smoking cannabis may not be everybody’s cup of tea, it is estimated there are thousands of recreational pot users in Orléans who up until now have either purchased their favourite bud online or had to go to one of several cannabis stores downtown.

The store manager, Kolby Seifried, says the feedback they have received since opening on June 30 has been nothing but positive.

“Everyone is pretty happy we’re open and they finally have a place to go in the east end,” says Seifried.

Like every other privately operated canna-bis store in the province, The Oz Store gets its product through the Ontario Cannabis Store which is operated by the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC).

The OCRC is the regulatory body that oversees all cannabis sales in Ontario including the prices.

A sign on the door at The Oz Store warns that anyone who enters must be over the age of 19. In order to get in you must first ring the door bell. A “budtender” then comes to the door to let you in.

Once inside you are immediately struck by how bright and welcoming the place is. The next thing that strikes you is how knowledgeable the staff is, which is the biggest difference between purchasing cannabis online versus in a store.

Seifried sees the store as having a dual role – selling cannabis products and educating cannabis users, especially those people who are new to the market and don’t have a lot of knowledge about the different varieties of cannabis that are available.

You can browse The Oz Store’s complete product line on their website at Each item is listed with both the THC and CBD content. While THC is the chemical component of cannabis that gets you high, CBD does not. Both components, however, have been scientifically been proven to have certain medical benefits.

CBD has been proven to benefit people experiencing anxiety, migraine headaches, depression and chronic pain, while THC has been proven to benefit people experiencing all of the above as well as glaucoma, insomnia and muscle spasms.
Visitors to the Oz Store website can also pre-order products for pick up and they can find valuable information on their cannabis blog.

The Oz Store is located at 3022 St. Joseph Blvd. next to Chili Thai Take-Out. You can reach them by phone at 613-424-2222 or by e-mailing

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




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