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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.

“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

Jun 25, 2020 | Tralee Pearce

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

“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.

“I was sleeping 17 hours a day”

Jun 25, 2020 | Tray Nevin

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

“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.

“The enthusiasm of my students remains”

Jun 25, 2020 | Karla Leger

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

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

Jun 25, 2020 | Sharon Edmonds

A yoga teacher discovers the Zen in Zoom.

“There was no time to wallow”

Jun 25, 2020 | Vanessa Kreuzer

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

“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.

“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.