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Pandemic Journals

“We do all of this to help one person at a time”

Oct 3, 2020 | Brenda Bot

A Mono farm sustains itself and its network of charitable good deeds.

Pandemic Journals

“Each of you are real-time rockers”

Oct 3, 2020 | Winston Uytenbogaart

An Orangeville artist pays tribute to frontline workers – in verse.

“It allowed all of us to escape the world for a bit”

Oct 3, 2020 | Chris Broom

How an Orangeville soccer coach stayed connected when practice was cancelled.

Pandemic Journals

Pandemic Journals

Jun 25, 2020 | Tralee Pearce

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

Sharyn Ayliffe spent one day in her new job as general manager of Theatre Orangeville before closing its doors.

“I miss going to work and seeing three-dimensional people”

Jun 25, 2020 | Sharyn Ayliffe

Two weeks into her new job as theatre manager, the curtain dropped and the house went dark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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