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Pandemic Journals

Jun 25, 2020 | Tralee Pearce | Pandemic Journals

We thank everyone who shared a glimpse of their lives with us.

Orangeville nurse Tray Nevin came down with Covid-19 in April. Her husband and kids followed soon after. All are well now.

“I was sleeping 17 hours a day”

Jun 25, 2020 | Tray Nevin | Pandemic Journals

This Orangeville nurse contracted Covid-19 – along with her whole family.

Shelburne mayor Wade Mills is grateful for the compassion shown by the community.

“The collective grief shared by our community is something that will long endure”

Jun 25, 2020 | Wade Mills | Pandemic Journals

Shelburne’s mayor reflects on both the tragedy that gripped his town and the compassion it inspired.

Grand Valley’s Karla Leger teaches her piano students via video chats.

“The enthusiasm of my students remains”

Jun 25, 2020 | Karla Leger | Pandemic Journals

A piano teacher keeps her music school running on her iPad.

Sharon Edmonds set aside her jitters and now teaches her yoga classes using the Zoom app.

“Slowly, day by day, it got easier and not as weird”

Jun 25, 2020 | Sharon Edmonds | Pandemic Journals

A yoga teacher discovers the Zen in Zoom.

Vanessa Kreuzer and Terry Doel have had to reinvent Orangeville’s Lavender Blue Catering and Le Finis café during the pandemic.

“There was no time to wallow”

Jun 25, 2020 | Vanessa Kreuzer | Pandemic Journals

How the duo behind Orangeville’s Lavender Blue Catering are keeping Dufferin fed.

Pepe Lopez travels to Canada each summer from Mexico to work on a Mulmur farm. It feels different this year, he says.

“I always think of my family – my wife, Faviola, and my daughter, Jimena”

Jun 25, 2020 | Pepe Lopez | Pandemic Journals

On a Mulmur farm, an essential seasonal worker misses his Mexican homeland.

The Upper Credit Humane Society’s Heather Webber reports a rise in people willing to foster shelter pets.

“Very quickly, animals were placed in foster homes”

Jun 25, 2020 | Heather Webber | Pandemic Journals

Keeping both animals and staff safe was a priority at the Upper Credit Humane Society shelter.

Lori McNeil-Chong quickly reimagined her interior design business as a virtual entity.

“You can’t get all in a twist. You have to roll with it”

Jun 25, 2020 | Lori McNeil-Chong | Pandemic Journals

A hands-on Caledon interior designer gets it done from a distance.

“I’ve taken this time to focus on what matters most”

Jun 25, 2020 | Kate Perreault | Pandemic Journals

A Mono teen reassesses her idea of “normal.”

Mask Makers, Assemble!

Jun 25, 2020 | Tralee Pearce

How local stitchers, engineers, manufacturers and teachers stepped up to create and donate face coverings and other apparel to beat back the virus.

No Life Untouched

Jun 25, 2020 | Signe Ball | Letters, Our Readers Write

Reflections on how we’ve coped and what the future holds.

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