Monday Dec. 4, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

9 novembre 2023


Upcoming events

THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS present "Peace & Joy" from 7:30 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Come and join us for an uplifting evening filled with songs of peace and joy. This concert will feature new interpretations of traditional hymns and some newer less well known pieces that celebrate the beauty of Christmas. Bring the whole family - kids are free! Tickets available at

STATION 71 LITE THE NITE event at 7 p. m. at the Navan Fire Station, 1246 Colonial Rd. Come out to enjoy some yummy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas carolers and watching Sparky light our Christmas tree. You can also bring a toy for the Help Santa Toy Parade.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations in Cumberland Village. Over 100 LOCAL ARTISANS at 4 different locations – the R. J. Kennedy Arena, the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 2620 Market St., the Lions Maple Hall at 2557 Old Montreal Rd., and the Da Artisti Studio & Gallery at 2565 Old Montreal Rd.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER hosted by the Cumberland Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village. Special activities, and gifts, for the children throughout the morning, plus a visit from Santa. Admission at the door $15 for adults and $10 for childen 12 and under. Donations will also be accepted on site for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's Christmas Program for families in need.

DOMAINE PERRAULT HOLIDAY MARKET from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at the Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Rd. just south of Navan.  Get ready to indulge in a festive atmosphere filled with local vendors, live music, kids craft station, a visit from Santa and of course, incredible wine. Whether you're searching for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, this event has something for everyone.

ORLÉANS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – Celebrate the festive season the Orléans way. From the Heart of Orléans, unique gift ideas are brought to you by creative, local vendors. No need to rush - the market will be open for two days, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Local news

Accident(s) lead local designer to create pre-planning journal
Nov. 23, 2023

Jody Maffett understands life can change in a heartbeat. When the Orléans resident lost her mother at a young age, she and her siblings were raised by a single father. "Because it was just him, Dad regularly told us – rather ominously, because who wants to talk or think about death?! - 'this is what you do if I drop dead,' " says Jody. Read more



2024 Calendar of Hope now on sale
Nov. 20, 2023

It’s been seven years since Orléans resident and mother of three, Gina Meritkas-Lacvitoire was a breast cancer patient at the Ottawa Hospital. It’s been six years since Gina and her mother Katerina first produced a calendar using Katerina’s brilliant artwork to help raise funds for clinical trial research. Read more



Sight and hearing impaired man's service dog nearly run over by negligent driver
Nov. 13, 2023

Local blind and death athlete Kevin Frost and his service dog Woody came within a whisker of getting hit by a negligent driver this afternoon while trying to cross Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. from Youville to Grey Nuns Drive. Read more



Luloff to carry Conservative banner in next federal election
Nov. 12, 2023

The federal Conservative Party have put their hopes of winning back the riding of Orléans in the hands of Orléans East-Cumberland city councillor Matt Luloff. Although no one knows when the next election will be held, the Conservative Party of Canada was eager to get the former Afghanistan War vet on their side in the hope of winning back the seat that was last held by the Tories in 2015. Read more



Area cenotaphs solemn tributes to fallen heroes
Nov. 6, 2023

Most area residents are familiar with the Orléans war memorial, or cenotaph, located next to the Orléans Legion on Taylor Creek Drive. But there are three other cenotaphs in the area that pay tribute to the mostly young men who served in the First and Second World Wars and never returned home. Read more



Orléans knitting club in desperate need of wool
Nov. 7, 2023



Remembrance Day play an homage to the homefront

OST production presents the best of Winnie-the-Pooh

Brilliantly written holiday production an instant Christmas classic

Béatrice-Desloges successfully defends senior girls 'AA' hoops title

St. Matt's beats St. Pete's for third straight time to advance to city championship game

Orléans native Blondin wins gold at opening Wold Cup speedskating event

Local business



MAKER FEED CO. Cumberland Village restaurant unveils exciting new fall menu




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Independent community papers still alive and well


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