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It was a beauty of a day in more ways than one. Outside, the temperature reached a balmy -3°C, while the inside temperature chart hit $28,000 for the cause. This year's 24th annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge enticed participants from as far away as Cumberland to help raise funds for the Lanark County Interval House. It was a chance to bring in 2017 for a cause close to many hearts. Erin Lee, executive director of Interval House, donned in her colourful tutu, jumped alongside friend John MacTavish, and raised more than $6,000 herself. "Talking about kicking (2017) off real... it's awesome," she said, as she summarized the reason for the staggering support, is that the community wants to support the organization that helps women and children who have been in abusive relationships. "I hope people recognize that violence is everywhere in our community and it's not going to go away unless we work as a community to end it," Lee said. "I think that the community is making a statement (today) and by that I mean they're standing against violence in our community and anywhere that it exists. As a community we can actually make this different." Lee jumped for the first time. "It was wonderful... until I took a deep breath instead of a shallow one," she said with a laugh. "But otherwise, it was quite exhilarating, and I got to jump with John MacTavish, who is the executive director of HARS (HIV/ AIDS Regional Services). “He retired from jumping, but once he found out I was jumping for Lanark County Interval House, he came out of retirement and we jumped together. So it was great to be able to do that with John." The money raised, will go to the general coffers of the Interval House's fundraising pot. "Every year, we have to raise a portion of our operating budget, so that money will be well used to go to support programs of Lanark County Interval House. That could mean anything like children's programs, children's outreach, art therapy; it could be any of our programs where we see there is a shortfall. We have programs that are not funded, so our public education program which is really essential if we are going to look at prevention. There is no funding for that, or for our volunteer coordinator, our sexual assault program doesn't have full 100 per cent funding. We use the money to make sure our programs and services are available to women and their children who need it." Interval House needs to raise over $100,000, outside what their Good as New store raises. "This is a huge chunk for us," Lee

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said. "Certainly, we did not expect self during the presentations). Gentle the amount that we got and we are brought in $5,453. thrilled with the support from the "I couldn't do it without the supcommunity." port of my sponsors," she said. The best named group was a group Special mentions of young dads from around the area. The youngest jumper this year was Fathers are Really Tough - FART John Newman of Almonte, who will received a lot of chuckles and encourturn four at the end of the month. "I aging words when they stood, ready to was pretty brave," he told his parents, jump. Crystal and Thad, who joined him for Afterwards, the men said they the jump into the Tay Canal alongside thought it would be a great idea this the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch year - their first time - to help ward 95. off the Jan. 1 hangover they anticipatThe Frigid Bitches was the top team ed. But they didn't have too big of a for fundraising, bringing in $4,545. party on New Year's Eve; instead they Eva Gentle, in her seventh jump, celebrated with the jump on Jan. 1. was the highest raising individual, See PLUNGE page 7 (behind Lee, who didn't recognize her-

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Build a Mountain of Food celebrates decade anniversary with banner 2016 numbers BY DESMOND DEVOY

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A decade long, a decade strong. The Build a Mountain of Food campaign, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, over a six-week period this past November and December, visiting 11 communities, collected a startling 164,695 lbs. of food, and $108,982.41 in cash donations. The big numbers were revealed at a thank you luncheon for supporters at Farrell Hall in Perth on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 8. Every year, organizer Hugh Colton said he faces the same dilemma - "How are we going to beat last year?" This year, there was no let up in community support which saw people in need get food support, and to "keep every year moving forward...to have filled the shelves of 11 community food banks," said Colton. "Nobody should go hungry, especially children." Broken down by community, the numbers revealed on the big board on Sunday afternoon

were as follows: • Almonte and Carleton Place (Nov. 12): 19,081 lbs. of food, and $11,761.57 in cash; • Lanark Village (Nov. 19): 2,664 lbs. of food, and $6,008.39 in cash; • Perth (Nov. 19): 50,716 lbs. of food, and $20,853.57 in cash; • Smiths Falls (Nov. 26): 79,035 lbs. of food, and $30,491.62 in cash; • Westport (Dec. 3): 3,472 lbs. of food, and $13,726.01 in cash; • Elgin (Dec. 3): 1,632 lbs. of food, and $7,137.06 in cash; • Portland (Dec. 10): 3,629 lbs. of food, and $11,175.67 in cash; • Merrickville (Dec. 10): 1,393 lbs. of food, and $371.91 in cash; • Athens (Dec. 17): 2,393 lbs. of food, and $4,148.01 in cash; and, • Delta (Dec. 17): 680 lbs. of food, and $3,308.60 in cash. Colton also pointed out that, in the past 10 years, the campaign has not only expanded the number of communities it serves, but 2016's totals have

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• Westport: Kudrinko’s, supporting the Westport Food Bank; • Elgin: Gordanier Freshmart, supporting the Elgin Food Bank; • Portland: Portland Royal Bank of Canada and LCBO, supporting the Portland Food Bank; • Merrickville: Merrickville Food Market, supporting the Merrickville Lions Club’s Christmas hamper campaign; • Athens: Athens Fresh Market, supporting the Athens Food Bank; and, • Delta: Delta Country Market, supporting the Delta Food Bank. Colton commended his boss at Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls, Brad Kyle, for his ongoing support of the campaign. He also gave a shout out to Tony Hendriks for going in to participating grocery stores ahead of time to tag food bank items on shelves. While many grocery stores have pre-packaged bags for people to conveniently pick up, thanks to Hendriks, “you can see the items that food banks need when you go up and down

the aisles.” While there were far too many contributors and citizens to count, who made 2016 another success (and while this is by no means a comprehensive list), Colton commended groups like the Lanark and District Labour Council, led by president Danny Whitmore. Whitmore’s group donated $2,500 to be dispersed among the four food banks in Lanark County. From the labour movement to the artistic community, the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association donated a portion of their proceeds generated from their Holly Jolly Art Sale in the student common room of the Perth campus of Algonquin College, to the campaign. Even non-supermarket businesses stepped up. In Smiths Falls, the firstever “Let’s Can Hunger” challenge was initiated between the Gallipeau Centre and Tweed, the town’s medical marijuana factory. This year’s winner was the Gallipeau Centre. Medical help of another kind can always be found with the Lanark County ambulance services, who were out in force on the weekend of

Dec. 13-14, filling five ambulances full of food, about 8,000 or so lbs. of food, and $5,141.25 in cash. Kevin Grimes’ Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd. also go into the act, with teams knocking door-to-door in Smiths Falls and Carleton Place on the days of their respective Santa Claus parades, soliciting donations. They too collected more than 8,000 lbs. of food and $1,500 in cash donations. Some businesses stepped up with donations that were neither food nor cash, but which were still much-needed, like Smiths Falls-based Rideau Home Hardware Building Centre’s donation of 3,000 lights on Build a Mountain’s new Santa Claus Parade float, which did the rounds this year of various parades in the region and earned many ribbons for best float. Meanwhile, the Smiths Falls Firefighters Association was also able to blaze up some big numbers of their own, with 3,720 lbs. of food, and $984 in cash donations. “You took it to a whole other level,” said Colton, looking around the hall, filled to capacity. “These numbers are over the top.”

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Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus elects new chair, sets 2017 priorities The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held in Kingston on Jan. 5 and 6, elected mayor Robert Quaiff of Prince Edward County as the EOWC 2017 chair. "Like my colleagues and the many wardens before me, I am honoured to chair the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus in 2017 and to advocate for this year's priorities in support of the 750,000 property taxpayers across rural eastern Ontario," stated Quaiff, who has served as a member of the EOWC since 2015. Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson, also reeve of the Township of Montague, was elected by the membership as the 2017 EOWC vice-chair. The role of the chair and vice-chair, elected on an annual basis, is to provide the main point of focus and contact for the caucus and ensure that the established key priorities move forward. "As a previous member of the EOWC, I am confident that this group will continue to extensively research the issues that affect rural eastern Ontario. It will then be our objective to use those facts to lobby our partners for positive changes and new ideas that will ultimately improve service delivery as well as bring growth and new economic development opportunities in our municipalities," noted Dobson. 2017 priorities Three sets of key priorities were established for the caucus in the coming year: 1. Improving our infrastructure and connectivity: The EOWC will continue to work with the Eastern Ontario Regional Network on the improvement of cellular networks in order to ensure mobile broadband services and increased public safety across rural eastern Ontario's many communities, and work with the Province of Ontario to advocate for the $3.7 billion in new provincial investments for municipal infrastructure. 2. Growing our regional economy: The EOWC

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The fathers have 10 children between them and hail from the Perth, Lanark Highlands area. “We’ll do it again next year,” said Jared McAdam, who corralled his friends to join him this year. “It was a great cause and a lot of fun.” Also joining him were Jesse Storimer, Joseph Sawan, and Kevin Carter. The best team costume went to a group from Ottawa, Sesquicentennials. They included Kyle Flavell, Tony Leon, Olivia Leon and Marisa Seary. For the Leons, it was their third jump, while each year, they have brought someone new to the action. Their costume was painted on their bellies, depicting Canada’s 150th birthday. Ramsey Hart, the executive director at The Table, was named for the best costume, even though he lost his diaper as the New Year’s Baby. His pink top hat stayed afloat - barely, as he made a jump for the cause. Next year, the Polar Plunge will benefit The Table Community Food Centre. “The Polar Bear Plunge is a great way to bring people together to support important local causes and The Table is excited to be involved with next year’s event,” Hart said. “Interval House set a high bar Laurie Weir/METROLAND with their efforts this year and we are ready for the challenge of meeting The first jumpers of the day make the leap during the 2017 Polar Plunge in Perth Jan. 1. They are Dave Lavit. A huge thanks to the organizing ery, Eva Gentle, Erin Lee, executive director of Interval House, and her jumping partner, John MacTavish.

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Mary is pleased to discover her teacher uses the hanky she gave her Miss Crosby, as always, was at school by the time the first one of us arrived in the morning. My brother Emerson once suggested he wouldn't be a bit surprised if she slept there all night. The Christmas holidays were over, and we were right back into the usual routine at the Northcote School. And every morning I looked for the special gift I had given Miss Crosby the night of our Christmas concert. And then, just after we had been back a few days, there it was. The white hanky I had given her, tucked into the cuff of her dress, with one corner sticking out just far enough that I could see the red rose that had been embroidered on it. Miss Crosby, ever cautious not

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to single one pupil out, gave no sign that she was wearing my gift. But I knew it was the one I had given her, and that was all that mattered. I had a hard time paying attention to my lessons that day, and wanted so badly to tell everyone that the hanky, which had cost 19 cents at Walker's Store in Renfrew, was now tucked neatly into the cuff of my teacher's dress sleeve. And as often happened to me, my mind wandered that day. With my work done and my scribbler closed, I thought a lot about hankies. Girls and women called them hankies, whereas boys and men called them handkerchiefs. Father's weren't fancy or white like Uncle Lou's. Father's

LETTER TO THE EDITOR were either navy or red with dots and squares. He wore his tucked into his back pocket, and it served many purposes besides being used to blow his nose. It cleaned pieces of machinery, wiped the toes of his Sunday shoes, and polished his pipe. My sister Audrey and I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church

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case a brother decided to help himself to a penny or two. That day in school, when I let my mind wander, I thought too of Mother and her hankies. She had several fancy hankies, one of which she always carried in her purse. And before going into town, or to visit, she took her bottle of “Evening In Paris” cologne, and gave the hankie a good dash so that every time she opened her purse, she smelled like the perfume counter at Ritza’s Drug Store in Renfrew. Of course, these hankies were never used for their original purpose...no, that was when the square patch of white linen came into use. It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me the most interest. Of course, hers were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. They were edged in lace, were bigger than the one’s Mother had, and were as white as the driven snow, and many had fine coloured embroidery on the corners. But it was what she did with them that interested me more. Aunt Lizzie was what Mother called “well endowed” which took me ages to figure out. She too kept her hankies well sprinkled with toilet water. Which meant you always knew

where she was. Even if she walked by the back of your chair, you caught the scent of the toilet water. Lacking a place to put her hankie if she wasn’t going anywhere in particular, she would plunge it down the front of her dress into goodness knows where. And when she needed it, she wasn’t the least bit embarrassed to reach in, grab it out, use it, and cram it back into the cavity from where it came. There was a lot to think about when it came to hankies. And so that day after Christmas, when Miss Crosby had my present tucked into the sleeve of her dress, I hoped that she would do something to show that she liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 of us waiting to be dismissed and her eyes rested on me and a faint smile came to her lips. And then she tucked the hankie back into her sleeve. That was all I needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.

personally. To help reach the goal of enlarging the centre, the all-women's Shout Sister Choir from Brockville is coming to sing at the Station Theatre. Expect great singing, familiar songs and hand-clap-

ping music. What is Shout Sister Choir? Georgette Fry started the choirs in 2002 in Kingston; the Brockville choir began in 2005 and has grown to about 60 members under Fry's direction. In all, there are

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incident. The operator had been engaged in snow clearing at the time. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Cadreau of Carleton Place has been charged with one count of driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. He was released on a promise to appear at the provincial court in Perth. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police

23 choirs. These choirs, says Nancy Grieg, manager of all 23, are for women who were told as children they couldn't sing. "That's not fair," she adds, explaining that children's voices are often undeveloped at early ages. So now there's a place for these women who love to sing but were always hesitant to pursue that delight. In Smiths Falls, the Wednesday evening will be broken into two sets with each set eight or nine

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cation for vulnerable girls with little to no education. Some of the girls have been married off at a young age, undergone female genital mutilation, and/or have been subjected to multiple abuses. They have not had the opportunity to be educated, or learn new skills. At the centre, they are taught computer skills, sewing, farming and other trades; this education changes their lives forever - for them, their families and even their communities. But the centre's current size isn't big enough for the number of girls - so Nancy is returning to Kenya on Feb. 8 to continue her work. All of the money donated, 100 per cent of it, is used for Kenyans. Nancy and all other volunteers donate their time and cover their expenses

songs. The music is eclectic - pop, Motown, folk, country and blues. Favourites like Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy, and k.d. lang's Constant Craving could be among them. Or, concertgoers could hear The Rose, The Water is Wide or a Tragically Hip song. The event is sponsored by Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council. Submitted by Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council

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Award-winning film to be screened in Almonte for birds fundraiser Birds have something to tell us. The award-winning documentary film, The Messenger, is coming to Almonte. Canadian director Su Rynard's visionary film will be showing for one night only at Almonte Old Town Hall. The film is a joint Canada/France production by SongbirdSOS Productions and Films a Cinq/ ARTE. Since its world premiere at Toronto's 2015 Hot Docs Film Festival, The Messenger has impressed audiences around the world. This essential film has significant global implications and argues that the decline of songbirds signals an uncertain shift in an already fragile ecosystem, while warning that the uncertain fate of songbirds mirrors our own. Screening information is as follows: 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Almonte Old Town Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5, with all proceeds to the Bird Studies Canada "The Messenger" Impact Campaign. The screening, hosted by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN), will be followed by a question and answer discussion. The film's director had noticed birds "disappearing" from around her family cottage northeast of Toronto: "For me, the first step was to simply stop, listen and see for myself what was going on in the skies above. The next step [was] this film,"

to the flights and songs of birds. Today once more, the birds have something to tell us," said Rynard. "(Ultimately) I believe people are compassionate, intelligent, and capable of change. Real change occurs when people begin to positively care, and

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The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are bringing a screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Messenger, to Almonte Old Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 19. The film deals with the decline of songbirds. said Rynard. Indeed, according to Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, author of Silence of the Songbirds, "What we're seeing with these songbird declines is 40 or 50 years in a row of the populations getting lower and lower. So we have only half the birds we did back in the 1960s." Beautifully filmed in Canada (Toronto, Alberta's boreal forest, and elsewhere), Costa Rica, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the US, The Messenger excels, with an international panel of remarkable participants - expert scientists and artists whose insightful knowledge and passion moviegoers strongly connect with. To name a few: Dr. Bridget Stutchbury; University of Saskatchewan's, Dr. Christy Morrisey, the young eco-toxicologist whose research on impacts of new pesticides on prairie

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farmland and wetland birds is revealing vital clues to what's going wrong; German composer/DJ Dominik Eulberg whose contribution "reconciled his love of ornithology, with his talent, skill and experience in techno music;" and ecologist Alejandra Martinez-Salinas, in Costa Rica, whose current work focuses on the role of birds in control of coffee berry borer, an important coffee pest worldwide. "Without a doubt, The Messenger is the most outstanding film I've seen on birds. The fact that it is so strongly sciencebased, so emotive in its pitch, so beautiful in its design it captivates me and everyone who has had a chance to see it," noted Steven Price, president, Bird Studies Canada. The Messenger brings hope also. "In ancient times, to predict the future, humans looked

Over the last number of years, the Canadian dollar has had many ups and downs against its U.S. counterpart. In 2002, the loonie hit a low of 61.98 cents, climbed to parity (and beyond) in 2007 and several times thereafter, and has been trading in the mid-seventy cent range for some time now*. What are the major drivers of the US$/C$ exchange rate and what does our currently weak Canadian dollar mean for investors? Let’s take a closer look. Some experts have categorized the Canadian dollar as a petrocurrency** -- that is, a currency that rises and falls with oil prices – and Canada is, after all, an oil-producing country with large oil exports. But other experts*** see a number of interrelated drivers behind the rise and fall of the Canadian dollar, including: • A strong Canadian economy raises demand for the loonie, and hence its value, on international markets, while a weak economy lowers demand and reduces its value. • When Canadian interest rates are lower than U.S. rates, the loonie typically weakens. • Lower inflation in Canada relative to the U.S. can raise the value of the loonie, while lower inflation in the U.S. can lower its value.

Jan. 16 CFUW meeting tackles topic of education for girls, women in Afghanistan "A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others." This is an Afghan proverb and is very appropriate for the first meeting of 2017 for the Canadian Federation of University Women. The topic for this month is Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) and the evening promises to be very inspiring. The goal of CW4WAfghan is to advance education to Afghan women and their families. This organization also works to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is excited to welcome CW4WAfghan back to our club for an update on the educational progress that has occurred in Afghanistan over the past year. Please join us on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Royal Canadian Legion building at 26 Beckwith Street East in Perth at 7 p.m. to

you can feel this in the film...we have launched an impact campaign with Bird Studies Canada birdscanada.org. We aim to connect people who care with ways they can help." For further details of the Almonte screening visit mvfn. ca. Admission will be free for

hear more about this dynamic organization. Returning to our club to share information is Madeliene Tarasick, national president of CW4WAfghan, as well as one of the members of the board of directors, Margaret Stewart. A history of CW4WAfghan will be reviewed as well as ways to become involved. Canadian Women For Women in Afghanistan is a non-profit, member-based organization founded in 1996. This organization has ongoing educational and fundraising activities in Canada. It also provides a human rights education initiative to provide Canadian and Afghan educators with free online resources. In Afghanistan, three million girls are back in school and will change the course of their country's future. However, more than half of school age girls are still unable to access classrooms and only 20 per cent of young Af-

ghan women are literate. This can and will change thanks to the work and dedication of organizations such as Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Mark Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on your calendar as this is one presentation not to be missed. CFUW is so excited to have this organization back with us as we sponsor this group on the international stage. Come early and share a cup of coffee and fellowship with us. CFUW is an organization of women linked locally, nationally and internationally, to promote quality education, encourage participation in public affairs and improve the status of girls and women, all in an atmosphere of cooperation, fun and friendship. More information about CFUW Perth & District is available on our website: www.cfuwperth-district.com.

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History meets Twilight Zone in Studio Theatre's new thriller Scotland Road We've all seen too many movie and theatre slogans that promise "an experience you won't soon forget!" Nine times out of ten, those are the shows you mentally ash-can before you leave the parking lot. Let's face it, the half-life of most entertainments these days is about five minutes. Luckily, there are still a few plays that truly engage us, living in our memories long enough to discuss, question, and explore more deeply, long after the lights come up. Scotland Road is one of those precious few. This thought-provoking thriller by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has it all: a tantalising premise, a torn-from-theheadlines mystery, and enough twists and turns to keep us on a knife-edge of anticipation throughout. Inspired by an actual tabloid headline, the play begins in modern times as a fishing trawler rescues a young woman floating on an iceberg off the coast of Iceland. The questions this unlikely scenario poses are as impenetrable as the iceberg itself: How did she get there? Where did she come from? And why is she dressed in early 20th century clothing? The cold, hungry woman utters only a single word: "Titanic." Her dramatic declaration suggests the impossible, that something from the legendary 1912 disaster has resurfaced from the depths of time. John, a man obsessed with the 100 year-old tragedy, brings the young woman to an

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Visit to London’s Soane Museum enchanting experience "Your Museum is permanently magical, for the enchantments of art are eternal. Some in Poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who have discovered when they had finished their house, if such a house can ever be said to be finished, that they had built a Poem." Isaac D'Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1836 D'Israeli, an eminent writer, scholar and the father of future British Prime Minister Benjamin D'Israeli, was moved to write the above "review" after touring the home/museum of John Soane, a highly respected London neo-classical architect. I receive a lot of positive feedback from readers about the travel columns I produce. Some of my writing focuses on lesser known sites in the United Kingdom and Europe. On every successive trip I try to add two or three such places to my life's list. London, the fascinating capital city of Great Britain, features a list of excellent museums, historic homes, parks, pubs, sports venues and districts which on inspection appears endless. In truth it would take foreign visitors several lifetimes to do them all justice. However, by doing some online investigating, browsing at the library or by speaking to people familiar with the city you will soon focus in on the locations which are most likely

to be of interest should you choose to visit London. Scratch the surface and there are some truly memorable experiences awaiting you, beyond the most famous sites such as the Tower of London, Westminster (the British Parliament), Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Within easy walking distance of some of the city's biggest attractions are historic houses and small museums which aren't only fascinating but which will suit those on a tighter budget. Most are inexpensive to visit or available for inspection free of charge. Recently I wrote a column about the guided tour of Neolithic sites in southern England, including Stonehenge, which my son Craig and I enjoyed during our trip to England in September. At Stonehenge we had a pleasant private chat with Tom, the archeologist who led our excursion. On hearing about Craig's interest in antiquities and learning we would be in London for several more days Tom had a suggestion. "You're staying in Bloomsbury. That's not far from the Soane museum in Holborn. It's an amazing place and I'm sure you'd enjoy it," he told Craig. Tom went on to explain that the house turned museum is filled with antiquities, paintings, books and architectural drawings collected by the

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late Sir John Soane. Rainy day visit Craig filed the information away for a rainy day. When you visit London you don't have to wait long for rain. So it was that on a wet Friday, Craig suggested we spend the morning exploring the Soane museum. A late summer storm had dumped a month's worth of rain on areas of southeast England overnight. The next morning rain continued to fall heavily across sprawling London. We were staying in a hotel just around the corner from Russell Square Underground Station in the London Borough of Camden. One stop south on the Piccadilly Line is Holborn Station. Craig's online research showed the station was just a five-minute walk from our destination. Exiting the station it didn't take long to find the narrow street which leads to Lincoln's Inn Fields, located

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George, a writer, also authored two anonymous newspaper articles defaming his father who then blamed his son's writings for his beloved wife's premature death. In the end George was all but disinherited. He was awarded only a small annual stipend by his father who left the three joined residences he designed and built to the nation as a museum. It is now run by a trust. As Craig and I discovered, what a museum it is! Soane was born in the County of Berkshire west of London in 1753, the son of a bricklayer. At age 15 he left his modest beginnings behind, moving to the capital where he studied architecture at the Royal Academy. He excelled winning a traveling scholarship which allowed him to spend two years in Italy. That opportunity undoubtedly fueled his lifelong love of antiquities, art and precious objects. He married in 1788 at age 35. His talent, combined with a rich inheritance from his wife's uncle and guardian, made Soane rich. He was a huge success in his chosen profession, winning many prime (and lucrative) commissions in England and Ireland, something which continued throughout his long career. He was named to the important post of See MAGUIRE page 14

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opposite the 19th century townhouse complex which hosts the museum. Lincoln's Inn Fields is one of four 'Inns of Court' in London to which British barristers belong and where they are called to the bar. The tony location is home to one of the most prestigious professional bodies of lawyers and judges in the world. The museum itself was established in 1833, during Soane's lifetime, by a private act of Parliament. The act took effect on Soane's death in 1837 at age 83. It requires that No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, then the main site in the complex, be maintained "as nearly as possible" to what it was at the time of Soane's passing. In the main that is what has occurred, although an ongoing restoration project is taking place in the three properties which comprise the site. Sadly the act of Parliament was instituted because of a long feud involving Soane and his youngest son George (Soane's eldest son John predeceased him by 14 years). Soane's wife and confidante Eliza passed away in 1815 and two other sons died in infancy. Soane wanted both his surviving offspring to follow his lead and become architects. Neither did! The feud stemmed from George's debts, his failure to follow a trade and his marriage of which Sir John disapproved.

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Architect and Surveyor to the Bank of England and later, as he rose to the top of his profession, was appointed professor of architecture at the Royal Academy. Soane was knighted in 1831 by King William IV. In 1792 he purchased No. 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields as a home for his family and his architectural office. Over the years he bought the townhouses on either side, eventually demolishing and rebuilding them in his own image. The result is impressive to say the least. Meanwhile his personal collection grew and eventually exploded to include more than 45,000 objects, many of which are on display in the complex. He also possessed 30,000 architectural drawings. Today the museum serves as a centre for architectural study and displays. Important antiquity

What impressed us is that the couple actually lived in the growing museum. The antiquities which they acquired (Eliza was also a shrewd collector) were incorporated into the ongoing architectural project which eventually became a public museum. Easily the most impressive artifact we viewed there is the sarcophagus of King Seti I (1303-1290 BC), one of the most important Egyptian antiquities ever discovered. It is contained in the basement crypt which Soane designed to have an atmosphere reminiscent of ancient burial chambers or catacombs. The hieroglyphics, which were deciphered after Soane’s death, tell the story of the soul’s passage through the underworld. The sarcophagus was discovered in the Valley of the Kings by Giovanni Belzoni, an Italian circus strongman who became a successful Egyptologist. It was purchased by Soane in 1824 af-

ter the prestigious British Museum (which we also toured extensively during our September visit) refused to pay the 2,000 pound asking price. Quite an amazing coup for a private individual! Soane celebrated its arrival with three evening parties attended by nearly 900 invited guests including many celebrities of the day. He also purchased and displayed Greek and Roman bronzes and busts, Greek vases, Roman glass and fragments of mosaics along with Chinese, Peruvian and Indian objects. His art collection is mind boggling. Among the paintings are four originals by Italian landscape artist Canaletto and a series of eight paintings by 18th century English artist William Hogarth entitled ‘A Rake’s Progress’ which outlines the fictional rise and fall of a “rake” (a man who engages in immoral conduct, especially womanizing). Soane’s library,

still housed in No. 13, reached inspiration to architectural question for Jeff Maguire an incredible 7,783 volumes. students from Britain and he can be reached by email Admission is free but because around the world. at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. only 90 visitors are permitted If you have a comment or com. inside at any one time queues often form outside the three residences which comprise the museum. In addition you are required to check your outerwear, bags and umbrellas. Some of the passages are narrow and the operating trust does not want to risk having anything strike the artifacts. The displays are under close observation by staff at all times. Call for your free in home water analysis As I mentioned an ongoing, multi-million pound works project is the culmination of more than 20 years of work aimed at restoring the interior and fabrics of the Soane museum. Today the architect and collector would be considered eccentric. However, his extensive collection delights more than 100,000 visitors annually and the intricate design of the buildings themselves is an ongoing

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ig Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County hosted a successful 28th annual Curl for Kids bonspiel recently at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club. Above from left: Bethel United Church’s winning team of John McColl, Lorne Gardiner, Smiths Falls Kinsmen member/ event sponsor Dennis Routhier, Chris McColl and Ron Farrell.

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throughout the County, as well as local church groups and others. Friendly competition made the night fun. Rob Burns and Brad Larocque put on their now famous chili dinner, which draws the crowd almost as much as the curling does. Danny Whitmore, who has kept score at the bonspiel at all but one of the 28 events, kept track of the score and announced the winning team after a dramatic shoot out. Bethel United Church took the trophy, with team members Chris McColl, John McColl,

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KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

MEMORY LOSS THAT AFFECTS DAY-TO-DAY ABILITIES

DIFFICULTY PERFORMING FAMILIAR TASKS

Forgetting things often or struggling to retain new information.

Forgetting how to do something you’ve been doing your whole life, such as preparing a meal or getting dressed

PROBLEMS WITH ABSTRACT THINKING

MISPLACING THINGS

Having difficulty balancing a chequebook, for example, or not understanding what numbers are and how they are used.

Putting things in strange places, like a dress in the refrigerator or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.

PROBLEMS WITH LANGUAGE Forgetting words or substituting words that don’t fit the context.

CHANGES IN MOOD AND BEHAVIOUR

Exhibiting severe mood swings from being easy-going to quick-tempered.

DISORIENTATION IN TIME AND SPACE

IMPAIRED JUDGMENT

Not knowing what day of the week it is or getting lost in a familiar place.

Not recognizing a medical problem that needs attention or wearing light clothing on a cold day.

CHANGES IN PERSONALITY

LOSS OF INITIATIVE

Behaving out of character, such as becoming confused, suspicious, or fearful.

Losing interest in friends, family and favourite activities.

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LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS Rudy’s diagnosis became real for us when his licence was revoked. In actual fact this step began a year prior to the official diagnosis. When they were talking about tak-

strongly suggested that I should do the driving. Anger over no longer having his licence came up only 3 times that I can recall. Realizing the impact we and others might suffer if he continued to drive seemed to show him the validity of no longer being able to drive. It was a sense of defeat but we knew we had to face this together. We felt like Bambi on ice and we fought to overcome this feeling of loss so many times over. • Nurse Supervised Staff He also felt some • 24 Hour/7 Day Service guilt and frustration because I was responsible to drive him when walking was not HealthCare

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an option. Fortunately Rudy enjoys walking and biking which were bonuses to helping him make this adjustment. Contact with the Alzheimer Society began 1 year before the official diagnosis. Having had exposure to Dementia through my work helped with the initial approach. The professionalism and guided care given to both of us by the staff helped with the realization of what we would be facing. There was really little discussion, rather more of “let’s take a look” on my part to which Rudy trusted I was giving good advice. As with other medical issues Rudy has faced, his attitude was to “Make the best of things.” The staff at the Alzheimer Society, whether I am dealing locally or with other chapters are amazing people. They always make time to listen and give suggestions when asked for. On those days when there’s a need to share (or swear), the staff are always

Memory Care Day Program If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia, and you work during the day or simply need a break, our Circle of Friends Day Program can provide you with the support you need. Our unique day and night programs assist those who are caring for a loved one with memory loss, while providing participants with meaningful life-enriching time in a comfortable and safe home-like environment.

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there for me. There are so many programs offered by the Society that we have found such a benefit from. In particular Minds in Motion and the ARCH program are just plain fun! There is something for everyone. All of Society would benefit a great deal by following the principals and professionalism exhibited by these people. The Alzheimer Society offers a safe harbour from our present day chaotic speed driven Society. The disease cannot be cured but it can be slowed. Saying it takes a village to raise a child, I say it take 3 villages to assist a person with dementia. Frequent reminders are needed that I have never lied to Rudy in 40 plus years of marriage nor would I begin to now. The bond that Rudy and I share has helped us along this path and will continue to help us in the future. Cathie Pfister

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It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. In Canada, 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. But dementia is more than just numbers; it’s your friends and neighbours, people you see every day in your community. It’s the person behind the disease. It’s the caregivers who give everything they have, and the family and friends whose lives are forever changed. It’s our health-care system that will need to support double the number of people living with the disease in just 15 years. It’s our economy, where Canada spends $10.4 billion per year to care for people with dementia. It’s our society, where people with dementia are feared and excluded, when they should be included and supported. It’s our Canada, where without swift action we will experience the impact of dementia. It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.

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“See the person beyond the condition” “Recognizing that a diagnosis of dementia doesn’t rob someone of their individuality or their feelings goes a long way towards respecting and engaging people with this disease and preserving their identity.” These are the goals of the Alzheimer society in their #stillhere campaign. These two statements are how “A DAY IN THE LIFE” concept was born at Orchard View by the Mississippi. With the opportunity to take the teams’ experience & best practices, Lisa Doering spearheaded the Memory Living program.

we recognize that it is a transition for the whole family and we provide support and open communications with them. We sit with them and gather information about Mom or Dad’s likes, dislikes, as well as triggers to make the transition a smooth one. This enables us to anticipate needs and to create a care plan that anticipate the behaviours before they surface. Families are as involved as they would like. With the knowledge & the peace of mind of knowing that we care for them with the love and patience on a 24/7 basis, the caregiver regains the role of spouse, daughter, son.

Our “day in the life” concept provide soft structure that adjusts with the mood of the day. We establish a supportive environment that assists with their challenges and encourages their independence to thrive again, not just exist. We all know there are days that going for “We know that our residents have so a walk is too much effort, but sitting and enjoy a coffee while watching much more to give, but their ability the ducks swim and entertain us is to communicate and remember all a great substitute. the details is not always fluid. So we provide props, activities and a One of our family members said it trusting environment to enable them best…” I used to think no one would to share with us. We recognize times be able to look after my mother as of anxiety and are patient to allow well as we could but now I’m not so them to move through their feelings. sure. It takes a team of dedicated, Understanding No means No, patience, redirection and a different caring individuals to provide around the clock care and that’s something approach is taken to accomplish few families can accommodate what all of us want for their loved ones. RESPECT. At the end of the day, regardless of how much they want if their needs are met and they have to and how hard they try. I believe we’ve found that team at OV.” a smile on their face, we know we have done a good job” To experience our program, (they are people not the disease) please contact Orchard View by the Mississippi and ask for the Another step in moving into our memory living residence, is that Marketing Director. A “day in the life”: is how our residents live. Based on their routine, their likes, their interests and opportunities to do new things in our 10 activity stations, allowing them to engage with staff, family and their neighbours to bring a new purpose to their days.

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The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Company in Perth has become Dementia Friendly What is a dementia-friendly business or organization? In an average week you may go shopping, go to the bank, attend an exercise class or go out to eat in a restaurant. These activities can be challenging for people with dementia. Businesses and organizations who are well informed about dementia can reduce the embarrassment, frustration and stigma that people with dementia can feel when they are out in their communities. • People who work for a dementiafriendly business or organization

know that: • Dementia is not just about losing your memory. It can affect abstract thinking, communicating and completing everyday activities. • There are signs to look for that might indicate that someone has dementia and there are strategies that can help you communicate as effectively as possible. • A person with dementia doesn’t necessarily “look a certain way.” In fact 16,000 Canadians with dementia are under the age of 65. • It is possible to live well with dementia. Many people with dementia will continue to remain active in their communities for

quite some time after they start to experience signs of dementia. People with dementia may continue to do their own banking, shopping or manage their own prescriptions, for example. • Recognizing that there is more to a person than their dementia is the most important part of being dementia friendly. People with dementia can live well, in their community, for quite a long time. Dementia may make participating in activities and staying involved more difficult. People with dementia and caregivers tell us that stigma, as well as social and physical barriers, can make it more difficult to get around and to feel supported. For example, people with dementia may face challenges

when: • shopping, • doing their banking, • eating out at a restaurant • going to their local post office • going on holidays, • maintaining social contact • enjoying hobbies out in the community. However, with a little bit of information, a lot of compassion and your help, there is an opportunity to change this. Is your organization interested in becoming dementia friendly? Contact us at 866-576-8556

Become a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and turns that understanding into simple actions that help people with dementia live well. www.dementiafriends.ca

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Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown reflects on busy year This year has been busy for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Member of Parliament Gord Brown. "Being party Whip has kept me busy in Ottawa while I also maintain a hectic schedule of meetings in the riding," says Brown. "It was an honour being chosen in late 2015 by interim leader Rona Ambrose to be the Official Opposition Whip." Due to the light parliamentary schedule in 2015 this year has been his first full year in that position. "As well as working with our Conservative members to ensure that they are achieving their personal goals I meet regularly with other party Whips, and as an Officer of the House, some of my time is dedicated to ensuring the House of Commons operates effectively and efficiently." Despite the workload as Whip he has also introduced two Private Members Bills and has worked with constituents on issues that concern them. "The first Bill I introduced is a Bill that will see better access for boaters along the international border between Canada and the United States,"

he explains. Currently when US boaters enter Canadian waters, whether they are landing or not, they have to report to the Canadian Customs. Also, when Canadian boaters who have merely transited US waters pass across the Canadian border, they have to report. "My bill, which is gaining multi-party support, will eliminate this red tape." Brown also introduced a second Bill that will establish a legacy fund for maintenance to National Historic Sites owned and operated by the federal government. "This will aid sites such as Fort Henry, the Rideau Canal, Fort Wellington and Bellevue House," he notes. Brown expects to see action on both these Bills in 2017 and hopes to have the border Bill passed for boaters as early as this summer. Meanwhile, pressing the federal government for more infrastructure money for the Rideau Canal and Fort Wellington resulted in two announcements earlier in the year. "I am pleased that we were able to acquire more infrastructure money for the canal, and

money to accomplish needed work at the fort." Brown has also encouraged the environment minister to look at modern interpretation services for the Rideau Canal and will continue to press this issue in 2017. He has also been working hard to correct a problem for the "Forgotten Survivors" of Thalidomide. A compensation package introduced in 2015 includes requirements that can't be met by many survivors. Paperwork and witnesses are no longer available so they are unable to prove their mothers took Thalidomide even though their physical disabilities clearly show tell-tale signs. "I have been working locally with a Gananoque man along with survivors from across Canada to get the criteria for compensation changed. I hope for results from these efforts in 2017 as well," he says. Brown also spent time this year working on border wait times at the Johnstown crossing and higher than average gasoline prices in Brockville. "The minister has already indicated that some changes have taken place at the border crossing and I have not heard any

other concerns as of now," says Brown. Meanwhile the Competition Bureau and the minister responsible, refuse to act in small markets with single suppliers such as Brockville, to help curb rising fuel costs. "I am continuing to monitor this issue as well," notes Brown. In the fall he conducted an electoral reform consultation and a Householder sent out the first of December included the local results of that consultation.a "This has been an important issue in our riding and I expect to hear more about this in the 2017." The coming year will be busy notes Brown as he and his caucus members continue to hold the new government to account for their continued deficit spending and integrity issues. "My door is always open if anyone has any concerns," he notes. "My main constituency office will remain in the 1000 Islands Mall and I will continue to operate three other offices in Kemptville, Westport, and Gananoque." Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown.

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Regional Round-Up Almonte and District Horticultural So ciety monthly meeting, Monday, January 23, 7:30pm, Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, David Hinks, Master Gardener and Millstone News Garden Writer. Info: Carol Kenward 613-256-5594. Euchre- 4 hand, January 12 & 26, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The “Town & Country Ten ants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Norma at 613-256-4179. Fitness Classes: Mondays: 2-3 pm. Old Town Hall. Bring yoga mats and hand weights. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, Jan 16, 10:30noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 barbaracarroll@rogers.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Fit as a Fiddle, every Friday. Held at the Almonte United Church. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, January 19 at the Mills’ of fice, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation pro vided. Entertainment: “Marc Reid”. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music and Memories Lunch program, Tuesday, January 17. Transportation provided. Enter tainment: “The Ukulele Ladies”. Informa tion: Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Supper Social. Tuesday, January 24, 6 p.m. at the Al monte Legion. Transportation & entertain ment provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. NLAS Winter Fundraiser Dance. Sat Jan 14 8pm-Midnight. Glen Silverson Band. Almonte Civitan Hall. Contact Debbie Brydges for tickets 613-253-6516

50+ Fitness: Canoe Club every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Registration for next session: 9-10 am Jan. 10th. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Caring for Aging Parents - What you need to know: January 21, 2pm, Presented by Claire Marson of Stonebridge Haven. Carleton Place Public Library, 101 Beckwith Street. 613-257-2702 Sign-up at the library as space is limited. Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Eu chre Tournament. Saturday, Jan 14. Army Navy Club (across from McEwan’s gas sta tion). Light lunch 12, tournament starts 1 p.m. Prizes. 2 person teams, 8 games played. Community Home Support- Carleton Place- Lunch Club. Wednesday, January 18, at the Home Support Office at 12:00. Please call Home Support to reserve or more info on Diner’s Clubs and Transportation. 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Carleton Place-Ladies Tea. Wednesday, January 25, at the Home Support Office. at 1:30. Please call Home Support to reserve or more info on Diner’s Clubs and Transportation 613 253-0733. Community Home Support- Footcare Clinics on Tues & Thurs. For Appt. 613-253-0733.

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Curling -Adult Drop- In every Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1 to 3 pm. Come and join us at the Carleton Place Curling Club 120 Patterson Cr.. Coffee and cookies every Monday. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: La dies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:00 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Monthly Breakfast, Carleton Place Le gion, Jan 14. 8-10:30am. 2 eggs, bacon, sau sage, homefries, pancakes, toast, baked beans, juice, tea and coffee. Everyone Welcome. Ann 613-257-1727 Parents and Children’s Group every Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3107 (or ext 3100). Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario support group meets monthly on 3rd Wednesday at CP Open Doors 6:30-8:30 pm. Drop in. All are welcome Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mis sissippi Mills meet every Monday evening at 6:15 at Thirsty Moose, Mill St. (Carleton Place). Info: Louise 613-253-2602.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk, Wednesday, January 18, 1:30-3 p.m. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd 43. Kemptville Horticultural Society meet ing, Wed. January 18, 7:30 pm. At Kempt ville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd #43. Guest Speaker: Laura Moses (a Master Gardener) on Flower Pots that Wow!!

LANARK Crafts & Chat, Thursday, January 19 at the Lanark Learning Centre. Bring along your ideas and share with others. Everyone welcome. Dance for Fun and Fitness at the Lanark Learning Centre Wednesdays, January 18th and 25th. Drop in or call 613-259-2207 to register. Euchre, every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Le gion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Lanark Learning Centre Writing Group, Tuesday, January 17 from 1-3 pm. New members welcome. Open House at the Lanark Learning Centre, Friday January 13 from 2-4 pm. Tickets available for the Peter Brown Frosty Fling Concert Saturday, February 28 from 7-9 pm. Seating Limited.

MERRICKVILLE Chicken Dinner - served at 6pm, Jan. 13, music by Watermelon Wine. 7-11pm. Mer rickville Legion. Roast Pork Dinner - served at 6pm, Jan. 20, music by Gord Barnes & Laredo. 7-11pm. Merrickville Legion. Senior’s Luncheon - 11-3pm, Jan. 19, Merrickville Legion.

PAKENHAM Fitness Classes at Stewart Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Bring yoga mat and hand weights. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appoint ment (613)624-5647.

PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19 at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Community Home Support Day Hospice runs every Thursday 10-3pm, The group is for people with life-limiting illness. Pre-register 613-267-6400. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. St. James Church (Beckwith St. entrance), Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 244, 26 Beckwith St. E. Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance. January 21, cocktails 6 pm and a Beef & Haggis dinner at 7 pm, Tickets: Legion Lounge or Marilyn Devlin 613-267-2688 Line Dancing resumes at McMartin House on Monday, January 16th at 9:30am. Two classes each week and new members are welcome. Please call 267-5531 or email mcmartinhouse@outlook.com Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic at the Factory entrance A in Perth. Takes place the 3rd Wed. of the month 11 - 2 pm. Call 613-267-7000 Parents and Children’s Group, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St James Church (Beckwith St. entrance). Info: 613-283-9307 #3100. Perth & District Historical Society Meeting. Perth’s 200th Anniversary Com mittee presents an audio-visual review of the Town’s anniversary celebration events and activities throughout 2016. January 19, 7:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beck with St., Perth; (for more information, 613-264 0094 www.perthhs.org ) Perth Civitan Country Jamboree, Sun day, January 22 (4th Sunday every month), 1:30-6:30 pm, Civitan Hall. Dinner 5 pm. Info: 613-267-1825. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Clas sic Country Music, Perth Lions Hall, 7:30 p.m. January 13. Info: 613-259-2569 or 613-283-8703. Regular Saturday Jamboree, Royal Ca nadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East,, Tay River Lounge, Saturday January 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is wel come to this event. RTA Central Club, Sunday, January 15, Mill Pond Conservation Area. Level 1, moderate pace, 7 km. Hike or snowshoe Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Tom Pearcey, 613-284-1294 RTA Central Club, Saturday, January 21, Murphy’s Point Park. Level 2, moderate pace, 10 km. Cross country ski along the groomed trails in our favourite Provincial Park. Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Nancy Gaudreau, 613-390-9532 Seniors Shopping Bus Trip, 3rd Tues of the month. Space limited. Call 613-267-7000 to reserve your seat.

The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & Dis trict Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., January 19, Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474. Think Bridge starts at McMartin House Thursday January 12th at 12:30 for registration. For information please email kprivora@yahoo.ca or call 267-5531. Instructors and mentors both available each week.

Snow Road Snowmobile Club General Meeting January 20, 7:30 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. The ABC Seniors meetings will resume the second Wed. in March. Diner’s Club luncheons will be held in January and Febru ary (4th Tuesday at noon). Euchres resume in March. Contact Joyce at 613-273-4832. Wings every Friday- Toledo Legion, 4-8.

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4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, down stairs, Wednesday, January 18, 1 p.m. Info: 613-283-6116. Duplicate Bridge, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 12:45 p.m., at the Smiths Falls Legion. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step or ganization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- Janu ary 17, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. N. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Paint Night on January 19th from 7-9 p.m., Heritage House Museum. Pre-registra tion is required. Must be 19+. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Details/register museum: 613-283-6311, email: heritagehouse@smiths falls.ca, or drop in 11 Old Slys Road, Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613-257-2779 ext 3100). Research your ancestors/learn indexing, Wednesday, January 18, 2-4 pm, Family His tory Center inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7283 Roger Stevens Dr. Contact: Lisa Trodden 613-283-0711 or ltrodden@cogeco.ca St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner, 2 George Street South, Sunday, January 15, doors open at 3:45 pm. All Wel come. Workshop “A Woman’s Journey: Self Image, Self-Care and Loving”. Saturday January 21, 9:30-4pm, 88 Cornelia Street West, Unit A3. 613-523-5143 www.serenityrenewal.ca

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LAWS online auction brings in more than $2,000 for shelter Happy New Year to all you! Thank you for all your well wishes and donations during the holidays. At the moment we have enough dog food on our shelves. We'd like to have a chance to use it up first before adding new. We could always use more canned Friskies cat food supplies. Thank you. Thank you too for those who participated in the first online auction just before Christmas. We received lots of donations had many bidders and almost all items were sold. We raised $2,255 for our shelter. As you might know money is always welcome as we have a lot of expenses to keep our cats and dogs healthy, warm and well fed. In 2016 we took in 507 cats, found homes for 421 and we reunited 11 cats with their owners. That's a lot of cats to spay and neuter and to take care for in a small building that is showing signs of age. We hope that our fundraising efforts to raise enough money to start building a new shelter will become a reality this year.

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At the moment, Carrie is our "receptionist." She loves to see who is coming and going and we allowed her to spend her days in the front office. She has her own bed where she enjoys taking naps. She loves all the attention she gets from our volunteers and visitors to the shelter. Carrie has seen many admirers but no one has taken her home yet. She seems pretty happy, but we know it would be better for her to find her forever home. She is about eight-years-old very healthy and easy to please. Carrie likes dogs, cats and kids. She would be a perfect quiet purring cat for a person (or persons) who is looking for feline company, but she would do well Volunteers needed too in a home with children. Please We're still looking for volunteers. If meet her at LAWS, she'd be happy to you have a few hours per week avail- say hello. able to help clean cages, do laundry, help socialize some of our cats to make them more available to be adopted then please stop by to fill out a volunteer form. Three hour volunteer shifts are either in the morning from 8 to 11 a.m. or afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. It would be preferred if you could commit to at least one shift per week or one shift every other week.

This week's featured pets Ritchie Ritchie has been with LAWS since May where she delivered her very beautiful kittens. She was a very protective mom while nursing and had a hard time trusting people. It took staff and volunteers months to change her around and what a transformation she has gone through. She now likes to be held, rolls over for belly rubs and purrs loudly when she's happy. She turned into a lovely lady. Ritchie is now totally comfortable with people, kids and other cats. With continued encouragement and love Ritchie will be a wonderful feline friend. She's another example of the many fearful cats we get at LAWS, who, with patience and TLC was turned around into a very loving creature. Please meet this young black and white lady with her very extraordinary markings which makes her even more special. Carrie

Carl When Carl came to LAWS he was so terrified that it took us one week before we could examine him and give him his first inoculation. We never know what causes fear in animals as they can't talk. In his short time at LAWS, with lots of patience and TLC he turned out to be a lovely cuddly furry boy as he quickly understood that he was in a pretty nice place at the shelter; a far cry from being a street cat. Within one month we were able to turn this gorgeous black cat around into a very likeable boy. He's now comfortable with cuddles, loves to be around his cat friends and has turned into a playful boy. Meanwhile he's been sent to Perth Pet Valu to find his forever home from that location. Trevor Meet Trevor in Carleton Place at the Natural Pet Foods Store on 61 Bridge Street. Trevor arrived at LAWS in August and it's time for this boy to find his forever home. It was clear he had been without care or food for a long time. He was skin and bones his fur dull and unhealthy looking and we weren't even sure if he was going to make it. It took us time, vet care and lots of effort to turn this cat

around. What a metamorphosis! His coat is full and shiny and he added enough weight to his skinny body. He looks absolutely great and he is proud

of it too keeping it well groomed. The last several months he spent the days with other cats in the cat runs and he was OK with that. He's quiet, laidback and observes before coming from his favorite cat bed, except, when you come with canned food or cat treats. He's the first to jump and the other cats better be fast otherwise he eats it all. Trevor loves to give the odd love bite. He would do great in a home where he can be himself and where there is not much expected of him. He will show affection on his terms, but doesn't want to be picked up all the time. Let him be and he'll come to you. He is very ready to find his new family, one where he has a bit more

room to roam and explore. He's about two and a half years old. Wish list LAWS is currently in need of the following items: postage stamps, sturdy garbage bags, canned Friskies pate cat food, non-latex gloves, office copy paper, Liquid Paper white out, toilet paper and Pine-Sol/Lysol cleaning supplies. Thank you for your continued support. Follow us if you like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanarkanimals or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the shelter at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca or by calling 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls.

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Capping off our regional glimpse at what made the news in 2016 The following is the conclusion of our regional Year in Review for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. July It looks like the Lanark Lodge Council of Family and Friends will be reaching the river by August. Though the group only gave themselves just two months to fundraise more than $40,000 for an extension, boardwalk and viewing deck to the Tay River Pathway, they are rapidly nearing their goal, reported Dianne Czerwinski to Lanark County’s economic development committee at a June 22 meeting. The first portion of the wheelchair-accessible pathway, located behind Lanark Lodge and Perth Community Care, was built in 2009. The group has currently raised $64,411.75 (if all donations are are realized) of its $67,000 goal, but are hopeful those additional costs will be funded through service club grants. “So, our bottom line is, right now we can say, if all promises come in and I strongly believe in promises, $64,411.75, includes the actual money in the fund and promised funds,” Czerwinski said. “...Honestly, we just can’t wait to reach the river,” she continued. Want to get fresh with a local farmer? The fourth annual Lanark County Harvest Festival will give everyone a chance to do just that!

to 4 p.m. and is a collaboration of several local groups, including Lanark Local Flavour, Lanark County Farmers’ Markets, the Lanark County Museums Network, the Lanark County Agricultural Advisory Working Group, the Township of Beckwith, and Lanark County.

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Celebrating the great nation we call home is something MerrickvilleWolford does with boisterous grace. The village was full of activity on July 1 - from the parade to the majestic sounds of the RCMP pipes and drums band. Above, the RCMP pipes and drums band delighted the crowd during the parade. This outdoor event, slated for Sunday, Sept. 11 at Beckwith Park (1319, 9th Line, Beckwith), will celebrate the county’s bounty of the harvest featuring local producers, food seminars, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, local musicians, historical displays and more. This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary by showcasing the people, products and proj-

ects of Beckwith, Drummond/North Elmsley, Perth and Tay Valley. The Lanark County Harvest Festival is an opportunity for people to meet our local farmers and purchase local food and other locally made products. The county has a unique blend of producers, passions and food. The festival will run from 11 a.m.

August A simple plastic vial can play an important role between life and death. During the Aug. 10 Lanark County community services committee meeting at the county building in Perth, councillors received an update on the Vial of Life program from Community & Primary Health Care’s (CPHC) Patti Lennox and the Mills Community Support’s Jeff Mills. Vial of Life, stands for Life Saving Information for Emergencies, noted Lennox. Inside the vial is a decal to be placed on the front door of a person’s residence, a magnet for the fridge and health information that should be completed and placed back in the vial. “This saves first responders when they come to your home if, for instance, you are alone and are unable to provide them with information, they can see the decal on the door, they know to go to the fridge,” she explained. “They see the magnet on the fridge and know where they can get the information they need.” “…As well, there’s information on

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how to dispose of your pills,” Lennox continued. “We know that we want pills that aren’t used to be taken back to the pharmacy and disposed of properly.” As an emergency shelter, at the moment Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is unable to provide transitional housing to women fleeing violent situations, but that all could change soon. LCIH executive director Erin Lee was at the Lanark County community services committee meeting Aug. 10, to give councillors a sneak peek at a potential second stage housing project the organization is pursuing. “I come to you today with a little bit of exciting news for Lanark County Interval House,” she remarked. “We are talking about and into the development of an initiative to provide second stage housing for women who are impacted by violence in our community.” “…This is my first time presenting you with this information. It’s really positive and it’s a great opportunity so we’ll see where it goes,” Lee added. Second stage housing offers longerterm housing opportunities for women, Lee noted. Presently, the average length of stay for women and children at LCIH’s emergency shelter is three months, which can be extended, but

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after that, the only other second stage housing option offered currently is the 24-unit Harmony House in Ottawa. “And they are full,” Lee said. “Our women, if they want to transition to Ottawa, are on a waiting list for up to a year, so it takes that long just to get into Harmony House.” The best seat in the house is any one of the 200 available at Perth’s Studio Theatre following a generous donation from the National Arts Centre (NAC). The theatre unveiled the new seats prior to a performance of their current production, Bingo Ladies, on Aug. 18 with a special ribbon cutting. Board of directors, supporters as well as special guests from the NAC and Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MP Scott Reid were in attendance for the festivities. The red seats come from the NAC’s main theatre, Southam Hall, which is currently undergoing a renovation as part of the centre’s architectural rejuvenation project. “I would like to express our thanks to the National Arts Centre for generously donating the seats to our little community theatre that needed them so badly,” remarked Studio Theatre president Penny Silberhorn. “I’m sure all of you who have sat in any of them, agree.” September With their high-speed internet proj-

ect in the books, the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is now setting their sights on increasing cell coverage and mobile broadband services across eastern Ontario. Jim Pine, Hastings County CAO and EORN co-lead, was at the Aug. 10 meeting of Lanark County’s corporate services committee to provide county council with some insight into EORN’s plans for the future. They began building the high-speed internet network (with a goal of providing higher speeds and bandwidth to 95 per cent of the homes and businesses in eastern Ontario) in 2010 and finished construction work in 2015. When all was said and done, more than 400,000 homes across 50,000 square kilometres of eastern Ontario received increased internet coverage of up to 10 megabits per second (Mbps). There is now 5,500 kilometres of new and existing fibre optic cable with 160 new access points for internet providers. Completed in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), the internet project is a big economic development tool for municipalities and also outfitted 63 business parks across the region with fibre optic services. Pine said the price tag was $175 million to build the network, with EOWC throwing $10 million towards it and $55 million each from the federal and provincial governments. “And we raised about $63 million from the private sector to do the project, so I think that’s a real value to

have,” he said. Through the internet project, EORN also identified issues with cell coverage and capacity around eastern Ontario. While not part of the initial network, EORN has decided to tackle it. Politicians from Perth town council’s left-wing and right-wing flanks were not impressed with what they heard last month from the Ontario cabinet. Both fiscal hawk Coun. Jim Boldt, and Mayor John Fenik, a former federal Liberal turned New Democratic Party candidate, attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual convention in Windsor from Aug. 14 to 16. While the convention heard from Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative opposition leader Patrick Brown, and New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath, Boldt told Perth town council on Aug. 30 that when it came to the “bear-pit session,” involving 16 of Wynne’s cabinet ministers, “a lot of the answers… were not great answers.” Some of this he charitably chalked up to the June 13 cabinet shuffle, which meant that some ministers had only been on the job – or in cabinet itself – for two months. A common answer Boldt heard was, “I haven’t been on the job for that long.” After a round of public consultation and two drafts, Lanark County’s new forest conservation bylaw is ready

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125 or more years,” she said. The cottage program is modelled after the Legacy Farm program, which took place to honour this year’s 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement. Rogers said the direct descendant of the same family should have owned the cottage for 50, 75, 100 or 125 consecutive years. “A family member should still own the cottage property,” she explained. “Cottages that have been renovated or rebuilt into permanent homes would be eligible and the cottage could be on a lake, river or creek in Lanark County.” Perth mayor John Fenik is suggesting some big changes to the way Lanark County council elects its warden, beginning with a nomination period.

Fenik discussed the matter amongst fellow county councillors during the Oct. 12 Lanark County corporate services committee meeting. His proposal is due to what he calls the warden role having been “elevated to a higher political position,” with a seat at the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) table. And his counterparts agreed to consider the changes for 2018, recommending staff prepare a report with options. His biggest proposal is to enact a set term for a nomination period for warden. Traditionally, the warden is decided at the inaugural meeting of county council in December, leaving councillors scrambling to gather votes. “I know some people have been talking about running for

warden (this year) or expressing some interest in it and I know one individual who has definitely said that they’re in the race, but it’s becoming more and more of a race...” Fenik stated. “What I felt is that, like any other election, there should be a set nomination period.” He also sought to elect the warden earlier, for instance in October, so there is a bit of a training/mentoring period with the current warden. “Some counties elect the warden in October and the new warden takes office in December. This would allow the new warden to be with the current warden to attend the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, to allow for overlap of duties and responsibilities that are there,” he noted.

“The key to success is getting more (produce) planted,” he said. This year, six new competitors were added to the mix: Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Montague, Perth, Smiths Falls and Tay Valley. Jeff Mills, a founder of the Great Veggie Grow-Off, started the initiative three years ago with competition between Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith, in partnership with the Lanark County Food Bank – The Hunger Stop. “We saw it as incredibly successful,” said Mills. “In the first year we grew over 2,000 lbs of food, last year it was 4,000 lbs of food and we thought why not share the joy all across the county.” This year gardeners in Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Smiths Falls, Tay Valley all completed for the top prize at the grow-off. Just how Lanark County honoured farms who have been part of its landscape this year, family cottages that dot its lakes and rivers will be recognized next. Kay Rogers made a presentation to the Lanark County economic development committee meeting Sept. 21, explaining the project, which would roll out to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next July 1, 2017. County council agreed to provide $1,200 to cover initial costs. “Lanark County, as you all know, is home to more lakes and File photo rivers and creeks than we can probably count and lots of cot- Jeff Mills (left), a founder of The Great Veggie Grow-Off, Mayor of Mississippi Mills, Shaun tagers, some of whom have been McLaughlin (centre) accepting his award and Smiths Falls’ Mayor Shawn Pankow (right) at the cottaging in Lanark County for awards ceremony for the third annual Great Veggie Grow-Off at Smiths Falls Town Hall Oct. 8.

Allowing for a nomination period would also ensure the inaugural meeting ran more smoothly. “...Instead of five candidates running with their loved ones in the audience, we know who the warden would be and so that family could be invited, dignitaries could be invited and the swearing-in would take place,” Fenik said. More than $275,000 will be spent through Lanark County’s new community grants program in 2017. Deputy clerk Leslie Drynan provided a summary of the 2017 funding requests during the Oct. 12 Lanark County community services committee meeting. Council had approved a more streamlined approach

last year, which involved assembling a community grants working group, of which Drynan was a part. A call-out for applications was issued over the summer and closed Sept. 15. According to Drynan, a total of $596,448 in funding requests were made, while the budget for the 2017 community grants program is $275,000 which she said reflects a 1.5 per cent increase over 2016. She noted the group met on two occasions to review the applications. “All applications were reviewed and assessed based on the evaluation matrix and grant program criteria,” she remarked. “…The See LOOK BACK page 33

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intent of the program was to award grants to projects that have a direct impact on the people of our community or an indirect impact by increasing the capacity of organizations to initiate and sustain local projects.” “Just to confirm, grants are not issued to cover deficits or retire debts, replace current program funding, contribute to buildings, which includes renovation, construction or purchase, or to individuals to provide money for fundraising activities,” Drynan added. November What goes well with community building? How about a healthy dose of sausages, pancakes and coffee? And that’s exactly what was delivered at the Lanark County United Way Day Breakfast held at Algonquin College’s Perth Campus on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The sweet smell of maple syrup cascaded across the college’s cafeteria as stakeholders, partners and students sipped coffees and enjoyed breakfast for a good cause - the United Way of Lanark County (UWLC). Attendees paid $5 for the breakfast prepared by D’Dawg Cafe; and were offered a “Tour for a Toonie” of the campus by student ambassadors. All proceeds donated by the 100 or so guests went back into the United Way’s coffers as part of their annual fall campaign so that UWLC can invest back

into the community. This year, UWLC plans to increase the number of people they touch to 8,500 - up 500 from last year. It’s year 31, and as the Angel Tree program enters its fourth decade there is no doubt the program will continue to be a success thanks to the generosity and Christmas spirit in Lanark County and the surrounding area. This year the Lanark County Child and Family Services/OPP Angel Tree program is starting off with 560 angels. The angels assigned to trees are children directly affiliated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services or other agencies also affiliated with the C.A.S, and the goal is to provide a Christmas gift to each child. Senator Mike Duffy’s lawyer, Donald Bayne, in many ways the voice and face of last year’s blockbuster trial, was the special guest speaker for a meeting of Lanark County lawyers. “The last thing I wanted to be is a media guy. I’ve never been a guy who has courted the media,” said Bayne during an exclusive interview with this newspaper on Monday, Nov. 7, during the County of Lanark Law Association’s fall 2016 social at the Chesswood restaurant in Carleton Place. “There are wonderful people in the media. I like the people in journalism. I like the people in media…They’re well intentioned. They just get it wrong.” That being said, “I became the face of the (Duffy) trial by default,” in part because of

logistics. The Crown lawyers had their offices within the Elgin Street courthouse in Ottawa, while Bayne’s offices were across the road. So, he and Duffy had to run the gauntlet of national media camped outside of the court house doors – and Duffy was under instructions not to talk. United Way Lanark County announced Nov. 14 that its board members have agreed in principle to a new collaboration – amalgamating with United Ways in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa and Renfrew County. After amalgamation, all funds raised locally, will continue to be invested locally to help Lanark County and Smiths Falls’ most vulnerable. It was a stellar to the Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food campaign as it opened the floodgates Saturday in Almonte and Carleton Place. “It was a nice start, and we had a great day for it,” said Hugh Colton, the man behind the mountain, who helps support 11 communities in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville with this six-week food drive. This year’s campaign is in its 10th season. But Colton said he couldn’t do it without the support. “It’s been so successful because of the people,” he said. “Everyone supports it.” A volunteer group looking to expose would-be pedophiles has shown its face in the Ottawa Valley. The Ottawa Valley chapter of Creep Catchers, an organization using vigilante tactics

to confront suspected online predators in real life, had their first confrontation in the parking lot of the new McDonald’s in Carleton Place along Highway 7. And, the newly formed chapter of the Canada-wide organization filmed the whole thing.

encouraging her fellow county councillors to cease the use of bottled water. During an address as she presided over her final county council meeting Nov. 23 in Perth, Code stated that bottled water would no longer be stocked in the county building. “I might not be the favourite December warden when this is all done, In her last act as Lanark but I’m doing my best for a lot County warden, Gail Code is of people,” she remarked.

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To drive the point home, Code showed councillors a YouTube video produced by a student at Agincourt Collegiate Institute which discussed the environmental dangers and unnecessary costs associated with bottled water. In the six-minute clip, a student takes viewers through the dangers of the plastic (known as polyethylene See YIR page 34

• On the Roll Live Music Series • Paddling events on local waterways • Exhibits on our founding peoples, the history of the Rideau Canal and the role of the Railways in shapingour community • Genealogy workshops • Heritage Walking Tours • Golf tournament • Irish Twinning with County Wicklow, Ireland to celebrate our Irish roots • Reconciliation Ceremony to honour the role of First Nations people in the region • Regular annual festivals and events, including Trainfest, Race the Runway, Rideau Paddlefest, Healthy Living Festival, and more!

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terephthalate or PET) in the bottles leaching into the water. It is also noted that 22.7 million barrels of oil are used to make the bottles. Lanark County council is wishing “happy trails” to Reid Kilburn. The local resident was honoured for his contributions to the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (LCMTC) during the Nov. 23 county council meeting in Perth. Warden Gail Code presented Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation after he announced his resignation with the board on which he has served since January 2013 and most recently held the role of president. Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive boating company, is poised to become a global brand with the launch of the company’s first North American base of operations in 2018 on Ontario’s historic Rideau Canal. “We’re excited about Le Boat’s announcement,” said Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow. “It’s very exciting news for the community.” Pankow said he sees Le Boat’s establishment in Smiths Falls as an opportunity for the town to market itself to U.S. and European tourists who might not otherwise have decided to make Smiths Falls a destination. Lanark County’s ambulance fleet has a new place to call home. The Lanark County Paramedic Service’s (LCPS) new administration headquarters also home to the Smiths Falls and area ambulance base - was officially opened on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 84 Lorne St., just at the border between Montague Township and Smiths Falls. “On behalf of my township, Montague, we welcome you to Montague,” said Reeve Bill Dobson. “We are just a stone’s throw from Smiths Falls,” he said, pointing to the Tweed plant across the road. It may have taken three rounds of voting, but Montague Reeve Bill Dobson is the new warden of Lanark County for 2017. Dobson was elected to county council’s top spot Dec. 6 during the county’s inaugural meeting at the administration building in Perth as Lanark County staff, past wardens and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier looked on. Four candidates put their names forward for the position: Dobson, Louis Antonakos (Carleton Place mayor), John Fenik (Perth mayor) and Sharon Mousseau (Beckwith deputy reeve). Fenik and Mous-

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Outgoing Lanark County Warden Gail Code (Drummond/North Elmsley reeve), left, presents newly-elected 2017 warden Bill Dobson (Montague reeve) with the chains of office during Lanark County’s inaugural meeting Dec. 6 at the administration building in Perth. seau have both served as warden before; he in 2010 and she held the post in 2011; while Antonakos was seeking the role for the first time. For Dobson, this will be his second term as warden, having first been elected in 2013. He put a strong emphasis on Canada’s 150th anniversary as a big reason for running and pledged to focus on “sustainability, fiscal responsibility and a long-term vision.” The Lanark County Child and Family Services (LCFS) and Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree Program is at year 31, and has seen the number of “angels”, children affiliated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services rise close to 600. Our community came through once again (as they have every year) and all those children will receive presents. The Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food campaign has wrapped up its six-week road tour with another successful pit stop benefiting food banks in Athens and Delta on Saturday, Dec. 17. In Athens during the morning hours, Hugh Colton and his volunteers managed to collect an impressive amount of food and cash donations for the local food bank. They collected 1,748 pounds of food and $3,813.01 in cash donations. “We had a snow storm, but they kept coming,” said Colton.

“People were coming from everywhere with donations of food and cash.” In Delta that afternoon, 680 pounds of food were collected and another $3,308.60 in cash donations. This brings the current campaign totals to a whopping 155,768 pounds of food and an incredible $93,092.41 in cash donations. With a goal of ensuring financial sustainability, Lanark County officially passed its 2017 budget during the Dec. 14 council meeting, which reflects a 1.5 per cent tax increase. The budget was initially brought forward for day-long discussions Nov. 18 (known as Financial Friday) and came back to the Dec. 7 corporate services committee meeting for further debate. The overall increase to the budget is 2.9 per cent and the county will collect $32.5 million from taxpayers next year, an increase over $31.6 million brought in this year. “By focusing on our core services and capital renewal, we are able to continue to improve our financial position,” noted CAO Kurt Greaves in a media release. “Our asset replacement funding is creating a sustainable level of investment.” The Perth Military Settlement Joint 200th Anniversary Committee honoured local sponsors who helped make the year’s events a success during the Dec. 14 Lanark County council meeting. A total of 11 sponsors were recognized with certificates of appreciation by committee chair John Gemmell (Perth deputy mayor) and thanked for their efforts in making the more than 200 events over the year happen. They are: OMYA; Rosecamp Farms representing the Egg Farmers of Ontario; Perth & District Septic Services; K. James Construction; Code Construction; Scouts Canada; Metroland Media; Lake 88; Ema Lee Fashions; Lanark-Leeds Home Builders Association; and Heritage Canada. Lanark County residents will have a first look at drawings and have input into the future of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail this January and February. Four public open houses have been scheduled in communities around the county, kicking off Thursday, Jan. 19 at Rosedale Hall in Montague and continuing Thursday, Jan. 26 in Beckwith at the Beckwith municipal office. Further dates include Thursday, Feb. 2 in Carleton Place at the town hall auditorium and Thursday, Feb. 16 in Almonte at Almonte Old Town Hall. All sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m.

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The County of Lanark has recently leased, and will eventually acquire, lands owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The County’s current intent is to develop the lands as a recreational trail in partnership with other municipalities. Four public open houses have been scheduled in 2017, to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor. Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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ear, with the device activated a month later. “Jacob used to have perfect hearing on his left side, but it has deteriorated over time,” Jennie Blackburn, his mother, said. “He now wears a hearing aid.”

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is really organized.” Rounding out the Blackburn family: Jacob’s dad Kent and brothers Kael and Kobe. “My family is very supportive of my swimming, attending meets,” Jacob said, “and Kael drives me to my morning practices.” Any down time the swimmer has is spent reading - another passion. “I really like the Harry Potter series,” Jacob said, “and I am currently reading the Jason Bourne books.” “I just cannot say enough about the Carleton Place Water Dragons,” Jennie said. “For a small community...we are blessed with phenomenal coaches.” The CPWD swim club is a volunteer run, not for profit organization. Its goal is to promote, foster and teach the sport of swimming and to provide the opportunity for its members to achieve the highest level of

performance based on their inherent because he cannot hear me say abilities. ‘ready, go,’ I will tap him, or if he is doing the backstroke, I will raise Practice, support then drop my arm,” Etherington exIt can get pretty noisy during plained. practice at the Carleton Place pool. “We (coaches and swimmers) are “Jacob does not swim with his aware in practice that Jacob is comhearing aid or cochlear implant,” pletely deaf,” she said. “We all work Etherington said, “and when he has towards ensuring that everyone is a swim cap over his ears, he cannot able to be at their best.” hear anything.” Jacob thinks American swimmer “When I am communicating with Michael Phelps is “pretty awesome.” him, I have a white board, but all of “I do not watch a lot of swimming us are aware, and we take the time to on TV, however,” he said. “I prefer to make sure he can read our lips,” she do it.” continued. Jacob also mentioned Danielle If Jacob’s view is obstructed, the Dorris, a member of Canada’s paraother swimmers in the pool will swimming team who competed in touch him so he will turn around. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2016 To the benefit of all the CPWD Paralympic Games. swimmers, “Amanda has made it “She was my friend,” he said, “and such a supportive environment,” Jen- we used to swim together.” nie said. “It is exceptional.” Dorris spent just under two years “When we are working on starts, swimming with the CPWD, after her

family moved to town in July 2012. Etherington stressed the Canadian Deaf Swimming Team gets very little funding, forcing parents to pay out of pocket for the athletes to travel to Turkey, which is estimated to cost $3,500 each. “This does not include any expenses in Turkey or costs associated with him possibly having to travel to Toronto to train prior to the Deaflympics,” she said. “This falls to the parents, and it is on top of regular swim and meet fees.” “If any local businesses want to sponsor Jacob or support the Canadian Deaf Swimming Team that would be outstanding,” the head coach continued. “They are not recognized the same way as para or able-bodied swimmers.” Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Etherington at aetherington@rogers.com.

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MEETINGS OF COUNCIL: Tuesday, January 17th • 7:00pm Council followed by Policy Review Committee Public Meeting: There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00pm in the Council Chambers of Town Hall in regards to a Development Permit amendment to add a sales office as a temporary use within a draft plan of subdivision.

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INTRODUCING – CARLETON PLACE WASTE SOLUTIONS. The Town of Carleton Place would like to introduce new tools for residents regarding waste collection. A new widget on the Town website and free app for Apple and Android devices will allow residents to view, download, and print waste calendars specific to your address. Residents can also search items in the Waste Wizard for disposal instructions and report any issues they may be having. An additional feature allows residents to sign up to receive reminders by email, text, or automated phone calls for waste collection. To access the free app search for CP Waste in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Residents without access to a computer can still obtain a waste collection calendar at the Town Hall. Any questions, please call the Public Works office at (613) 257-2253.

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For more information and to register please call Jessica Smith (613) 257-1704 Any time Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of 7 cm or more an overnight parking ban will be in effect. This includes any forecast that calls for a range of snowfall exceeding 7 cm (i.e. 5 to 10 cm).

CARLETON PLACE CELEBRATES CANADA’S 150TH!

Carleton Place has officially kicked-off the Canada 150th Celebrations and we want you to join us in the celebrations! Join the conversation by liking “Carleton Place Celebrates Canada’s 150th” on facebook! (www.facebook.com/cpcan150) You can also view the Canada 150 Event Calendar on the Town’s website at www.carletonplace.ca

When this ban is in effect parking is prohibited on all town streets between 11pm and 7am to allow for snow clearing operations. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to the Public Library Parking Lot at 101 Beckwith St. Go to www.carletonplace.ca to sign up for email notifications whenever a parking ban is issued. Notifications will also be posted on the Town’s website, facebook and twitter pages.

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Home show comes to an end BY ASHLEY KULP

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It’s become known as a mainstay to help homeowners gear up for the spring, but due to declining attendance numbers and vendors, the Pakenham Home Show has been discontinued. Mississippi Mills council endorsed ending the home show effective this year, during discussion at the Nov. 15 committee of the whole meeting. Council formally approved the motion at the Dec. 6 council session. The municipality took over co-ordination of the show, which marked its 25th anniversary last year, following amalgamation in 1998. “The Pakenham Home Show enjoyed many successful years,” noted community economic and cultural co-ordinator Tiffany MacLaren in her report to council. “It was at one time a bustling show that signified the beginning of spring and had a wait list of interested vendors. In recent years it has become more difficult to fill the show with vendors and attendance numbers have declined each year.” The home show was established in 1991 by local residents and business people as a way to promote local businesses and bring visitors to Pakenham. MacLaren provided figures on the attendance, noting that in 2014, the total number of people who passed through the Stewart Community Centre’s doors for the show was 1,660. That dropped to 1,289 in 2015 and 1,119 in 2016. She said that $8,000 was spent annually on promotions. “Despite a creative continuous review of promotion and a deliberate effort to reach out to neighbouring communities, attendance numbers have declined consistently over the years from 2,500 people in 2006, 1,812 in 2012 and down to 1,119 in 2016,” she stated. “ The municipality also scrapped music in the upper hall in 2016 and introduced free workshops and offered crafters the

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opportunity to rent booths. “We used workshops in the promotion and hoped the crafters would attract additional show visitors...unfortunately we did not see the increased traffic we hoped for,” MacLaren commented. She puts the dwindling interest in the Pakenham Home Show down to the changing environment, with technology allowing people to shop for products and services online. Another factor is competing events on the same weekend, as well as the difficulty in booking vendors to fill the show and the increased cost of attendance and booth fees. However, MacLaren also stated that staff didn’t “feel hosting and co-ordinating this show is fulfilling a municipality responsibility.” The organization of the home show takes on average, 80 hours of staff time each year, which has steadily increased over the past two to three years due to the need for creative promotion in order to fill booths. An additional 80 hours is logged to attend and work at the event, and another 20 hours for staff to set up and take down after the show. The Pakenham Home Show realized $19,525.41 in revenue from booth and entrance fees in 2016 and according to MacLaren, a sum of $17,000 has been earmarked in the 2017 budget for the show, which hasn’t been increased in several years. She said she’d like to see a portion of those funds go towards developing another project or event to benefit the Pakenham area. “Staff recommends that $1,500 of the $17,000 home show budget be retained in the 2017 recreation budget to be used to work with the Bridging Generations group to come up with an alternate project to support and encourage economic development in Pakenham,” MacLaren said. Coun. Paul Watters moved staff’s recommendations, which was seconded by Coun. Denzil Ferguson and passed by committee of the whole.

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Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy puts down roots in Carleton Place BY TARA GESNER

Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy opened its doors in Carleton Place on June 1. Owner and creative director Nick Giardino, left, with mayor and client Louis Antonakos during an open house in November.

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Hair is a person’s best accessory, and with the right stylist, start off the new year with a banging new haircut. Located in Carleton Place at 129 Bridge St., Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy opened its doors on June 1. Owner and creative director Nick Giardino sat down recently with the Canadian Gazette to talk about his new business. Originally from Toronto, Giardino worked for a salon in Stittsville last spring. At the time, he resided in Carleton Place, and he got to know a few people in the area, including mayor Louis Antonakos. “I was at this salon for three months, before moving back to Toronto, and I formed a good clientele,” Giardino said. Now working at an upscale salon in Holt Renfrew, Giardino regularly received calls from his former clients who were willing to travel to see him. “One client mentioned to me the Carleton Place space that I always said was really nice was available,” he stated. As a result, “I decided to come and see it, and I called Louis,” Giardino added. “He told me it was his uncle’s building.” With Carleton Place growing and its close proximity to Kanata, combined with the four-lane highway, Giardino made the decision to take the space,

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telling himself “I was going to turn this place into a destination point.” Too, the rent was good. “It is not just about economics, I really like this town,” the creative director said. “I believe this downtown is going to start to fly over the next few years.” Since June the public response to the Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy has been good. “I cannot even count how many artists come here from Almonte to get their hair done,” Giardino said. “We are also getting people from Manotick, West-

boro...the word is spreading.” Giardino did his original hairdressing training in Rome, Italy. He further studied at the renowned Sanrizz Academy in London, England. “It was located in a very posh area called Brompton Road.” Giardino indicated. Harrods, the world’s most famous department store, known for its designer clothing, luxury gifts and fashion accessories, is nearby. “I received a very exclusive training, which also involved time in New York

and Los Angeles,” Giardino explained. Over the next 25-plus years, Giardino owned and operated salons in Toronto. “Then I decided to do some editorial work in Italy,” he told this newspaper with a smile. “I did some hair shows, and I opened up a little salon in my hometown – Rocca San Giovanni. I did this for a couple of years and I sold the salon to a junior I had there.” At the Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy, Giardino has an up and coming junior, Carleton Place resident Taylor Faria. She has been training with him for several months. All education is done in-house. “We are not a hairdressing school,” Giardino stressed. “We are trying to create our own culture, which is reflective of the name. “The academy is a place where a young, talented student who wishes to pursue hairdressing can engage in an apprenticeship program or an internship if they are fresh out of school.” Giardino’s motto: The cut is the style. “I have never strayed from wash and wear,” he said. “My specialty is cutting, colour and highlights... do not believe in doing extensions.” One of things that sets Giardino’s salon apart from others is his ability to understand a client’s lifestyle and as such, is able to customize a look for each one. “It is a personalized service, and consultations are free,” he said. “I am more than happy to spend 10 to 15 minutes

with you, learning what shampoo do you use at home, what is your lifestyle, what is your budget and how often do you need to go to the salon.” All services are by appointment only. As an added bonus, clients receive a complimentary Oribe gold lust transformative treatment mask – a $40 value. “We use the highest quality hair products on the planet right now: Oribe, Bumble and Bumble and Kérastase,” Giardino explained. “Our prices are very competitive to the area... Perth, Stittsville, etc.,” Giardino said. For example: cut and style, $70 and up; special occasion, $70 and up; personalized hair treatments, $20 and up; colours, $65 and up; partial highlights, $95 and up; and full highlights, $120 and up. “Have an open mind to change your colours from season to season,” Giardino advised. “Not drastic changes but gradual changes.” “If a client builds up enough confidence in me, it makes my job 100 times more creative,” he added. Giardino is responsible for the mayor’s hair. “I changed his hairstyle,” he said with a laugh. “I now call him George Clooney...very tailored with a nice part. He is totally in love with it.” Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy boasts a cappuccino bar and library for its clients.

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While each Board of Directors is accountable for the final strategic plans, we know that many people have a stake in the future of our organizations and the sustainability of our local health care system. To ensure that these important voices are heard, we’d like to hear from you. These perspectives, together with hospital utilization data and health care best practices and trends, will form the basis for developing the plans.

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Beckwith Canada 150th legacy project announced by reeve BY TARA GESNER

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Reeve Richard Kidd revealed Beckwith Township’s Canada 150 legacy project on Dec. 28, while looking back on the year that was and reflecting on the year to come in a one-on-one with the Canadian Gazette. “We are reconstructing an 1867 one-room log schoolhouse,” he said. “It will be located at Beckwith Park where we have the log barns now.” A percentage of the work is being funded by way of the money the township is getting under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program (CIP 150). “We were notified by telephone last week that we are receiving $40,000,” Kidd said. CIP 150 is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada’s celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The federal government is investing in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities. Kidd noted other funding for the

project would most likely come from taxpayer and sponsorship dollars. “Some of the work can be done in house,” he added. “The foundation, footings...our share is partly material, in that we already have logs.” The amount of funding requested under CIP 150 could not exceed 50 per cent of the total costs of the project, up to a maximum of $500,000. Kidd noted the township received 33 per cent of what the project is expected to cost - $120,000. “This project is a way for us to preserve some of the past,” he said. Tara Gesner/Metroland The year 2016 marked the bicenFor its Canada 150th legacy project, Beckwith is reconstructing an tennial of the naming and surveying 1867 one-room log schoolhouse. It will be located at Beckwith Park of Beckwith Township. “It was a year of celebration... where the log barns are now.

proud of our past and confident about our future,” Kidd said. Last year the municipalities of Perth, Tay Valley and Drummond/ North Elmsley also marked the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement. “At the end of the day, when the legacy project is finished, the schoolhouse will be something Beckwith Public School or Calvary Christian Academy could use as a working, historical classroom,” Kidd said.

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Almonte General Hospital’s New Year’s baby arrives early BY TARA GESNER

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Almonte General Hospital's first baby of 2017 is a girl! Little Cecelia Cooney achieved the enviable title by arriving 11 days early, on Jan. 3 at 9:24 a.m. She weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Cecelia is the secondborn child of Alexandra Hudson and Ryan Cooney. Her big brother is Hudson Cooney, three and a half years old. The family resides in Dunrobin, Ont. The title was a bit of a shock for the parents. With Hudson born 10 days early, "I thought I would be early again," Alexandra said in an interview from the hospital's obstetrical unit on Jan. 4. However, she never thought her daughter would be the hospital's New Year's baby. "It was pretty surprising," Ryan said. Alexandra and Ryan left for Almonte General Hospital, a 20-minute drive from their home, around 11 p.m. on Jan. 2. They were in the middle of watching the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships when Alexandra's water broke. Canada was playing the Czech Republic. "We finished watching the hockey game first," Ryan said with a laugh. "Priorities!" Alexandra added. It was the couple's second delivery at Almonte General Hospital. "We knew we wanted to come back here because we had a very positive ex-

perience when Hudson was born," Alexandra said. "There was no question." Even though her water had broken, labour did not commence until 3 a.m. A little more than six hours later Cecelia arrived, "and it was nice that everything went as it should," Alexandra said. Present for the birth were Dr. Baha Awwad and Dr. Ursula McGarry. Ryan noted it was nice to see a couple of familiar faces - nurses Dina Thompson and Heather Clement. "They were here when Hudson was born," he said. Mom and dad knew they were having a little girl, but they kept it a secret from Hudson. However, "he always referred to the baby as a she," Alexandra said. "I knew it would be a baby sister," Hudson said with a big smile. When he first saw his sibling, he told the Canadian Gazette, "It felt kind of strange." Alexandra and Ryan were issued a gift basket on behalf of Almonte General Hospital. "On behalf of the hospital, I would like to offer congratulations for having our first baby of 2017," nurse Paisley Twigge stated. The year 2017 is also special because it marks Canada's 150th anniversary. "We would like to thank the hospital and the staff," Alexandra said. "This is very sweet and thoughtful." "The staff here is absolutely amazing," she continued. "We cannot thank them enough," Ryan added. The young family is now

looking forward to leaving the hospital, going home and continuing life. "We are hoping to be released tomorrow (Jan. 5)," Alexandra said. Hudson promised he is ready to help his mom at home with Cecelia diapers, "even if they are stinky." Alexandra is a teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. In the year 2016 she worked at a couple of schools: Georges Vanier Catholic School and St. Michael School, Fitzroy. Ryan is an elevator mechanic with Regional Elevator, which is based in Ottawa.

Almonte General Hospital’s first baby of 2017 is Cecelia Cooney, arriving on Jan. 3. She is pictured with parents Alexandra Hudson and Ryan Cooney and big brother Hudson Cooney. The family resides in Dunrobin, Ont. Tara Gesner/Metroland

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TARA GESNER Tara Firma rial photo on Tuesday made me think about her husband and children - her family. Life has gone on for them. How are they doing? When I got to the office I decided to check out a Go Fund Me page created after the accident by Erica Brown-Morrison, Harris’ friend. She wanted to raise $50,000, which would be put towards a school fund for Dakota, Leland and Harlow. Too, money would be used for daily needs, medication, etc. I was thrilled to see $37,980 had been raised by 690 people in the last 12 months, and the words of support from donors was heartening. From the sounds of it, Harris was an amazing person and she will be missed deeply. Losing a parent, a spouse...until it happens to you, you will not fully understand the gravity of the unpleasantness. The agony of Tara Gesner/Metroland waking up every morning and for a split second, forgetting that part of your heart and soul is not here anymore, and then remembering is During a performance by Zip-E The Clown (Adam Zimmerman) in Carleton Place on Jan. 1, marking the start of the town’s Canada 150th festivities, six-year-old Jackson Cavanagh and seven-year-old Michaela Devoy awful. I have lost a parent - my father lend a hand. See more photos and story in next week’s Canadian Gazette. - tragically in 1994, and two weeks after Harris’ death, my husband suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at a local gym. He was gone for one and a half minutes. Luckily, bystanders were able to revive him using CPR and an AED. It has been a long road to recovery. However, now and then I wonder what if... As I write this, I truly wish Thomas, Dakota, Leland and Harlow all the best. I hope they are doing well. Someone once told me you can do the impossible because you have been through the unimaginable. A post by Earl Lucas, Harris’ father, on https://www.gofundme. com/threelittlangels thanks everyone for their “generosity and heartfelt thoughts that y’all have provided and still are providing.”

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Arthur’s time in New York City exposes him to new sounds of music It was a cold December afternoon when Arthur stepped onto the pier at New York Harbour. After two years and many a thousand miles later, he was back in America at last. He had come aboard the M.B. "West Cussetta" 10 days earlier after signing on as an 'ablebodied' seaman to earn passage back to the USA. Prior to that, he had pretty much covered the world while working on one vessel or another. It felt good to see "Liberty" again and the numerous tall buildings that rose majestically upon the New York skyline. Officially, he was entering America as an alien but once he provided immigration with his papers and had been cleared by doctors, Arthur soon found himself on the streets of New York City. He sought refuge amongst the many vagrants and hobos that were camped out near the harbour. For these were depression days and even a man with a bit of money wasn't sure exactly when and how the next pay would come. This was also the time of Prohibition and one had to be wise when seeking a little 'liquid refreshment' and Arthur was both wise and worldly in that regard too. He came upon a "black house" (so called because it was located in the AfroAmerican section along the east side) and despite being white himself soon became friends with those he found there. For Arthur had a wife back home who was the daughter of a black father

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From tire size to fuel efficiency – winter comes with its own challenges “Hi Brian, In March 2016 I bought a used 2012 Toyota Camry. In just over 50 years of owning vehicles, this is the first time that I have ever owned a Toyota and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The tires on the vehicle are size P215/55R17. When I bought the vehicle I was also able to buy almost new winter tires on rims. The winter tires are Michelin X-Ice size P215/45R17. This week I went to a Toyota dealership to have a maintenance service completed and was going to have the winter tires installed as well. On arrival, I notified the advisor that my winter tires were P215/45R17 and asked if they could be used. She told me that my winter tires could not be used as they were not within the specs allowed. She mentioned that a 16” tire and rim package could be installed to save dismounting and remounting fees for seasonal changeovers. After coming home I read up in the Toyota owner’s manual and I learned that the #55 in P215/55R17 refers to ‘tire height to section width’. The question that I have is since the winter tires I presently have are #45 with regard to tire height and they cannot be used because they do not meet the “specs”, how is it possible to go from a 17-inch tire to a 16-inch tire and still be within the specs. My next question is if my P215/45R17 winter tires are not suitable am I better to pay extra money to buy 17-inch tires

versus 16-inch tires and rims. Thanks” Ross It’s all a matter of circumference. That 55 figure refers to the sidewall height being 55 per cent of the tread width. Using a tire size calculator (available online) your winter Michelin 17s are 6.5 per cent smaller in circumference than the originals and the dealer-suggested 16s are actually 0.8 per cent bigger. The car and tire industries agree that you shouldn’t go beyond 3.0 per cent bigger or smaller in terms of circumference when substituting tire sizes. The vehicle’s various computers are programmed to recognize a wide amount of vehicle speed data based on the tire sizes that were chosen by the original designers and engineers. If you choose the wrong size it can affect anti-lock brakes, transmission shifting and a whole lot more. A number of years ago at a shop I worked, we put the wrong sized tires on a Jeep Patriot and it stalled going out of the shop and wouldn’t restart because the engine, transmission, and body computers couldn’t figure out what was going on! Generally speaking if you opt for 16” tires they are cheaper than 17s (not including the rims), but you could go with the correct 17” size and use your existing rims. “Hello Brian,

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A friend’s daughter bought a 2014 Ford Escape a few weeks ago equipped with a 2.0 L turbo-charged engine. She may have been swayed by the salesman on how good the fuel mileage would be. Apparently there is quite a bit of chatter online about the poor performance of the 2.0T. She has had it “assessed” (for fuel usage) by the dealer who sold it and the result was that it was operating “within specs”. She wants them to take it back or she’ll try to sell it right away. Here are some of the things I told her to help with fuel economy. - Tire pressure, (unless you have nitrogen in your tires, which won’t change as much with temperatures). For every 5°C drop in outside temps your tire pressure will drop 1 psi. So, if they set your tires to spec in the shop at 20C, at -5C your tires would be 5 psi low which would certainly affect your fuel mileage. If you can set your vehicle to FWD only, it would avoid engaging the rest of the driveline (and using more fuel). I’m not sure what your selection options are. - Winter tires are generally less fuel

efficient than summer/all-season tires. - A block heater plugged in for an hour or so will avoid hard cold starts and poor fuel mileage for the first few minutes. - Warm up idling gives you 0 mpg. - Not sure if you have a Direct Injection (DI) engine? The manufacturers have gone to DI to get better fuel mileage but they now run the engine so “lean” that there are consequences. One power/fuel sapping result is that carbon deposits form on the intake valves inhibiting proper air intake. Twice a year you should use an injector cleaner that has polyetheramine. Lorne Our advisor is pretty much bang on with this advice with a few tweaks needed. Fuel economy in winter takes a major drop compared to warmer weather (as much as 20 per cent on some vehicles), so our Escape owner really shouldn’t be making any decisions until she sees what the mileage is during warmer weather. If the Escape is AWD, there may be no driver control to switch it on or off (and besides the vehicle is still carrying the weight of all that secondary driveline equipment). Yes this engine is direct injection and no cleaner added through the injectors (as in, dumped in the gas tank) will make any difference whatsoever as the spray of these chemicals will never

hit the back of the intake valves where the deposits occur. (Ford hasn’t had much of a problem with this anyway). The biggest problem is the turbocharger. Few turbo owners ever learn the discipline required to keep this fuel-guzzling intake-booster at bay. In order to get anywhere close to the posted ratings, one has to be VERY light on the pedal, all the time! In normal driving this can be a real distraction. The EPA ratings on that year were 25/33 city/highway mpg (imperial gallons) which was better than their closest competitors (Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4). Most reviewers of the day seldom got those figures during their evaluation road tests. If this Ford owner is looking for better mileage, she won’t likely find it in a compact SUV of this era. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing ‘Question for the Car Counsellor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies.) Yours in service Brian Turner

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NOTICE OF ACCOMMODATION REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARC) PUBLIC MEETING FOR GRENVILLE, BROCKVILLE, RIVER, RIDEAU, LANARK NORTH AND LANARK SOUTH FAMILIES OF SCHOOLS The Upper Canada District School Board is continuing with the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review process by hosting a second round of Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) public meetings. Photo courtesy Foodland Ontario

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The Station Theatre’s movie weekend screens The Dressmaker Jan. 20 and 21 The Dressmaker is a comedy-drama that tells the story of the beautiful and talented Tilly Dunnage (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet). After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis). She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. One critic summed up the movie this way: "Revenge is a dish best served fashionably attired and ready to pounce in this wacky, sometimes cynical, and often winning examination of forgiveness,

revenge, and everything in between. It's also a treat, simply because it takes you to unexpected places in unexpected ways." The movie screens on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 at our new time - 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5, cash only at the door. We remind patrons of our free movie nights Reward Card. Bring your card along and have it stamped; don't have one, just pick one up at the ticket counter. Fill up the card and get one movie free. We also remind patrons that the Smiths Falls Community Theatre has announced its 2017 season of plays. It's a delightful mix of a farce, a classic psychological drama, a comedy, the world premiere of a play of local historical interest, a mystery and a British-style Christmas pan-

tomime - in that order. Tickets for the first play, the farce entitled No Sex Please, We're British, running from Feb. 24 to March 5, are now on sale. The theatre is offering an opportunity to attend all six plays for just $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - will be on sale until the last day of the first play which is March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them go to our website, smithsfallstheatre.com. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre

The purpose of these meetings, which follow the first round of public meetings held in November 2016, is to receive further information from the public in response to the draft recommendations for school closures and consolidations presented in an Initial Staff Report that was received by the Board of Trustees on September 28, 2016. A copy of that report, additional information, and a link to an online survey in response to the draft recommendations presented in the report are available through the Pupil Accommodation Review link on the UCDSB main page at www.ucdsb.on.ca. A public meeting for the Grenville, Brockville and River Families of Schools will be held on: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Brockville Collegiate Institute 90 Pearl Street East, Brockville 6:30 p.m. [Doors open at 6:00 p.m.] The public meeting scheduled for the Rideau, Lanark North, and Lanark South Families of Schools will be held on: Monday, January 30, 2017 Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute 299 Percy Street, Smiths Falls 6:30 p.m. [Doors open at 6:00 p.m.] Important Notice: In the event of inclement weather, alternate meeting dates will be posted on the UCDSB website, and school and Board Facebook pages. To confirm which public meeting applies to your local school, contact your school office, or visit the recommendations by family of schools page at www.bit.ly/2eVPtDE, then click on your school family in the column at left or your ARC page. The meetings will also be livestreamed at the following link: January 24, 2017 http://livestream.com/UCTV/Brockville January 30, 2017 http://livestream.com/UCTV/smithsfalls Members of the public who are interested in making a presentation at these ARC public meetings should review the ARC Guide for Delegations, noting the process and timelines for receiving requests. This information can be found at: www.bit.ly/2eeARjG.

For more information concerning the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review call 1-800-267-7131, or email buildingforthefuture@ucdsb.on.ca. Jeff McMillan Chair

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50th ANNIVERSARY Art and Wanda Merriman January 14, 2017 At The Lyndhurst Legion 12-5 p.m. Euchre 12-2 p.m. Buffet Hot Lunch 2-4 p.m. Live Country Music 3-5 p.m. All Are Welcome! Drop by for Hello or Stay All Afternoon (Best Wishes Only)

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CODE – Just in time for Christmas, Jason & Rachael Code are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child and son, Evan James Max Code. Born on Sunday December 18th 2016 at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Evan is lovingly welcomed by first time grandparents Jim and Ruth Code and Ron and Bev Gain. Also excited to welcome Evan are his Aunt Sherri (Bruce), Uncle Kyle, and Great Grandpa Charles Baker. A special thank you to Dr. Kerner and all the amazing obstetrical nursing staff at PSFDH - we couldn’t have had a more successful and amazing birthing experience without your excellent care.

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WANSBROUGH, Peter Copp February 5, 1956 – December 6, 2016 We the family of the late Peter Copp Wansbrough would like to thank our family, friends, co-workers and neighbours for their flowers, cards, food, phone calls, texts and memorial donations and heartfelt words of sympathy over the loss of a cherished husband, father and grandfather. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ER and ICU departments at the Smiths Falls Hospital for their compassion and excellent care over the years, especially these last few months. A very special heartfelt thank you to Dale Hilton and the staff at Lannin Funeral Home for their assistance, care and compassion in our time of need. We thank Rev. Jill Turnbull for her kindness and the wonderful service and the ladies at the Smiths Falls Legion for the wonderful luncheon they provided following the service. Thank you to David Wansbrough, dear brother of Peter for his words of tribute. There are never enough words, so again, we say thank you to each and every one of you, for your love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Sherri, Peter Charles (Lana), Cory William John (Crystal) Wansbrough and families

SCHONAUER/McDOUGALL Leanne and Paul are pleased to announce the birth of their son Hunter Ernest John McDougall. Born November 12, 2016 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital weighing 8 lbs 2.5 oz. Proud Grandparents are John and Pat Schonauer and Ernie and Joan McDougall. A very special thank you to Hunter’s big sis Harley for her love and support. Another special thank you to the Drs and Nurses at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the care that Hunter and I received. I would also like to thank the Special Care Nursery at the Ottawa Civic for the care that Hunter received the first week of his arrival. Leanne Schonauer Paul McDougall

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The family of Ken Manson wish to say thank you to our family, friends and community for all your love and support during these difficult times. A special appreciation for Reverend Barry Goodwin for conducting the beautiful service, a genuine thank you to Linda Duncan for your heartfelt remembrances and the very special Fireman’s Honour Guard. A loving thank you to Emmaleigh King for your beautiful singing, thank you to Callum, Elsie, Carmindy, Mairin & Seamus for their sweet voices. Sincere loving appreciation to Rian Manson for the amazing eulogy, you put all our thoughts and memories of Grandpa into words. A loving thank you to Daryl King for the stirring music of the bagpipes in tribute to your grandpa. A special appreciation to the members of Trinity United Church Middleville, Ontario for the delicious lunch and reception. Thank you to our friends and family for beautiful floral arrangements, food and donations in memory of Ken. An extra special thank you to Almonte Country Haven for making Ken’s home special, treating him with love and most of all respect. You are among the greatest people we have known. Your caring ways and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Life’s race well run, Life’s work well done, Life’s victory won, Now commeth rest. Sincerely Veryl Manson & Family

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The family of Helene MacDougall would like to thank everyone for the love and support during the loss of our Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. We would like to thank Rev. Samer Kandalaft for the lovely funeral service, the St. Paul’s choir for the beautiful singing and we also thank the ladies of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church for the delicious lunch after the service. Thank you to those who send flowers and made contributions. We truly appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the staff, nurses and caregivers from Bayfield Manor. The exceptional care and attention you showed Mother greatly improved her quality of life. Although she will be greatly missed, she is now at peace and with John once again. Sincere Regards, Ken, Lori and families

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CARD OF THANKS Norma Paul After Norma’s unexpected, but peaceful, passing we would like to thank the following: Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Murray, the paramedics, and the wonderful nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their TLC; Gamble’s Funeral Home and staff for their guidance and compassion; and to Rev. Jeff de Jong for his visit to the hospital. All those who visited the funeral home, attended the funeral, the donations received in memory of Norma, and the many acts of sympathy — food delivered to our homes, flowers, cards, phone calls, and online condolences. Rev. Mary Royal for her care and concern, and guidance, and for leading us in the funeral service which was a wonderful tribute to Norma. The choir who added so much to the service. Her great-nephews who acted as her pallbearers, and did such a good job in such terrible weather! The United Church women who provided a wonderful luncheon after the service. Norma will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all. Norma Paul’s family

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THANK YOU The family of the late Mildred Bell are overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness shown to us at the time of her passing. The heartfelt condolences, cards, visits, prayers, donations and presence at her wake and funeral showed us she was well loved. A special thank you to Rosebridge Manor Nursing Home, all the team members and staff for the care, support, activities and friendship over the past few years. The positive and friendly care shown to our mother and the entire family over these years was greatly appreciated. Thank you Shannon, Dale, Alex and Ryan of Lannin Funeral Home – your care and compassion at this difficult time will long be remembered. We sincerely thank the Anglican Parish of Kitley; Reverend Nancy MacLeod for your beautiful eulogy to our Mom and all your supportive words; Sterling Bennett for the uplifting musical service; Mom’s church family especially Louise and Leanne for the wonderful readings; the ACW for the delicious luncheon – Mom would have loved everything. The entire service was a great tribute and celebration of her well lived life. And finally a heartfelt thank you to the pallbearers – her beloved grandchildren – Christine, Matt, Tim, Rob, Mike, Nikki and Jamie. You were her pride and joy! Thank you everyone for all acts of kindness. Sandra, Len, Larry, Linda and Bill

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Tragically as a result of an accident in Florida, on Saturday December 31, 2016, at the age of 76. Loving wife of Robert. Dear mother of Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps) and Howard Harker (Elizabeth). Proud grandmother of Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Elizabeth will be missed by all her extended family. Friends may support the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday January 12, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. for visitation only. For those who wish, a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

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Keith passed away, at the Rosamond Unit of the Almonte General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the age of 86. Keith Willows, of Boyd’s Settlement, cherished husband of Darlene (nee` Stanley) was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Jean (neè Craig) in 1999. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Merle (neè Tennant), and his siblings, Gerald (late Doris) and Dorothy (late Cecil) Munro and by his sister in law, Dorothy (Lyle) Reid. Keith was both a respected and loving father to: Shirley (late Mike) Steele, of Perth, Barry (Kelly), of Glen Tay, Glen (Connie), of Perth, Kevin (Vicky), of Balderson and Karen (Rick) Tysick, of Innisville, as well as to his 3 step-children: Scott, Gary and Kiar. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his loving grandchildren: Ashley, Cody, Brooke (Ricky), Ben, Alex, Hanna, Owen, Shane, Ryan (Amanda), Jason (Abbie), Colin (Rachel) and Matt (Amber). Loving stepgrandfather to his 8 step-grandchildren, Keith will also be fondly remembered by his sister in law, Lois (Graham) Mowatt, of Perth. Also left to mourn his loss are his surviving siblings: Feryn (late Jack) McGill, of Pakenham, Elva (late Alvin) Kelford, of Carleton Place, Ellen (Gilles) Lalonde, of Ottawa, Sterling (Barbara), of Drummond Centre, Beth (late Bill) Craig, of Ottawa, Raymond (Shirley) of Boyd’s Settlement, and Heather, of Innisville. A proud dairy farmer and woodsman for many decades, Keith supplied the Balderson Cheese Company with milk for their dairy products for many years. His woodworking and carpentry skills were used to build log homes and many wood projects. To honour his wishes, cremation has taken place with a private funeral to be held at Boyd’s United Church, Boyd’s Settlement, at a future date. Private spring interment will be held at Boyd’s Methodist Church Cemetery. There will be a public celebration of Keith’s life to be held at Timber Run Golf Club, Lanark, on Saturday, January 14th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For those wishing donations to Boyd’s Methodist Cemetery would be appreciated, c/o Lisa Grant, 353 Concession 2A, RR1 Carleton Place, K7C 0C5. Keith’s arrangements are entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082


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Peacefully at home on Wednesday January 4, 2017. Franziska Buttner in her 88th year of Kemptville. Loving Mom of Lori (Brian Cassidy) of Kemptville, Ingrid (Rick Bohm) of Ottawa, Francis Buttner of Smiths Falls and Pam Buttner of Cape Town, South Africa. Cherished Oma of Alicia, Franziska, Christain, Samantha, Allison, Wilhelm and great-grandchildren Bentley, Cohen and Marshall. Dear sister of Kathie of Germany, Regina of Stittsville, Josef of Germany and the late Ludwig, Peter, Franz, Anna and her parents Helena and Heinrich Hornung. By Franziska’s request Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Byers Funeral Home 2990 Church Street, South Mountain, (613-989-3836) on Friday January 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. Private Spring Interment. By family request donations may be made to the Beth Donovan Hospice or the Victoria’s Quilts (Kemptville Chapter). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

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ROBINSON, WILLIS (LIFELONG CEDAR HILL FARMER) Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus on Wednesday morning, December 28th, 2016; Willis Sheldon Stephen Robinson of Cedar Hill passed away at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Iris (nee Comba) who predeceased him January 4th, 2016. Dearly loved and proud father of Gayle Doxtater (John) of White Lake and cherished grandfather of Ashley Smithson (Chris) of Toronto. Predeceased by his son, Sheldon. Dear brother of Vera Black (late Albert) of Stittsville and Jennie Munro (late Eddie) of Almonte. Special brother-in-law of Beryl Robinson (late Bryson); Edward Szalay (late Mary); Alvira Jones (late Milo) and Betty Comba (late Thomas). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends paid their respect during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 6th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A Funeral Service was conducted in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham on Saturday morning, January 7th at 11 o’clock. Rev. Jeff de Jonge officiating, Interment Pakenham Union Cemetery. A reception followed in the basement of St. Andrew’s Church. The family wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior as well as the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the excellent care provided to Willis these past few months. In memory of Willis, please consider a donation to Zion United Church, Cedar Hill. *Due to very severe allergies and sensitivities, flowers are gratefully declined. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.* Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

Mayhew Garry Michael “Slugger” Mayhew The story of Garry Michael Mayhew, or ‘Slugger’, began on July 9th, 1946. He was the sixth child born to Phyllis (McMahon) and Howard Mayhew of Combermere, Ontario. Garry would spend his childhood, go to school, graduate and eventually meet the love of his life while living in Combermere. When he was around 18 years old, he met his soulmate; a beautiful and extremely shy girl named Wannita Quade from the nearby town of Quadeville. Garry was smitten, but Wannita’s shyness called for some gentlemanly persuasion on his part, but he finally convinced her to go out on their first date in 1968. (Though Garry would always say it took no effort because ‘she was always kissing my tracks.’) She continued kissing his tracks all the way to the altar when they married in September of 1971. The next chapter on Garry’s journey was when he and Wannita pulled up stakes and moved to Perth for work, where they would also start their family. Their firstborn child Pamela, was born in 1972, and their son Troy came along in 1980. He was a loving, devoted, and gentle husband and father. They created many cherished memories together, often as they travelled back to their hometowns on weekends to spend time with their parents and extended family. Prior to the move to Perth, he started working with the travelling crew as a linesman for Ontario Hydro. The motivation to relocate was due to his want to not be separated by travel from Wannita and eventually his children. He would remain there for the rest of his career, for a total of 35 years. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee, who enjoyed his job, and the people he worked with. During this time he made many special and life long friendships. The next chapter in his story that unfolded found him in retirement. He continued to live a quiet life as a caring, kind-hearted man, who gave wonderful warm bear hugs. He always put the needs of others before his own, but when he had time for himself, he enjoyed hockey (both as a fan and as Co-VP of the Perth Blue Wings), the annual boys fishing trips, sitting and visiting in his brother in-law’s garage, time spent at the hunting camp and his trailer at ‘the Brulee’. There was always usually time for a cold beer or two along the way. Surrounded by family, love, and his favorite country western music, the final chapter in his story was written on January 4th, 2017. Garry’s spirit will be carried on by Wannita, Pamela and her husband Michael, Troy and his wife Natasha, and his surviving sisters, sister-in-law and their families; Betty & Glenn Gulick, Dale Halliday, and Claudia Yarscavitch, and Rita Harrington. He will also be remembered fondly by his inlaws and their families; Desmond & Shelby Quade, Kathleen Kauffeldt, Shirley & Garry Carnegie, Barbara & Morley Bowes, Charlotte & Dick Kuehl, Dawson & Daffinee Quade, Kenny O’Brien, and Glenn Quade. He is reunitied with his mother and father, brother Kenneth Mayhew, sister Freda Teske, nephew Steven Mayhew and other dear friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers we would ask in memory of Garry you extend a hand to one in need, or perform a random act of kindness as he himself so often did. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Holy Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, Combermere, at 2:00 pm. Reception followed at Quadeville Community Hall. A private family interment will be held in the spring, at Quadeville.

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Robillard, Patrick Nelson (“Regan”) On January 5th, 2017, at the Almonte General Hospital, in his 81st year. Loved father of Michael (Colleen) of Carleton Place. Survived by his brothers Stuart and Brian and many nieces and nephews. Pat will be remembered by his grandsons Patrick and Shaun and their mother, Tina. Predeceased by his daughter Kimmy and son Steven, brothers Jack, Jim, Tom and Martin and his sisters Doris and Marguerite. Respecting his wishes there will be no visitation or service. Thank you to Liz Robinson, for her kindness and care throughout his illness and to Dr. Matthew Tiffany and the nursing staff at the Almonte Hospital. The guidance and respectfulness provided by John Bowes, Jim Daniels and Wayne Bennett of Barker Funeral Home is sincerely appreciated. www.barkerfh.com

Dickie Francis “Frank” Wallace Dickie

Francis “Frank” Dickie of Lanark, Ontario, formally of Saint John, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at Rosebridge Manor in Jasper, Ontario on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the age of 84. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, March 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Sanford and Dora Louise (nee Sullivan) Dickie. He is also predeceased by his wife Dorothy Lee Fearon, on March 28, 2000. He is forever loved, and his animated spirit will be missed by his children and their spouses, Karen (David) Procter and Ronald (Chantel) Dickie. Cherished grandfather of Levi (Erin Moore) Procter, Alex (Ashley) Procter, Saul Procter and Georgia Dickie. Proud great-grandfather of Kohen, Arianna and Myles Procter. He was the last surviving member of his siblings and is survived by his sisters-in-law Carole Underhill and Barb Fearon. He will be fondly remembered by his partner Nancy Potter of Lanark, as well as his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Frank was an avid sportsman all of his life, and as a young man he grew up riding horses, playing hockey and basketball, and enjoyed fishing for trout, bass, and salmon. In his youth he was a Boy Scout Leader, and in later years he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He worked at Quebec North Shore Paper Company in Baie Comeau, Quebec for many years, and later moved to Saint John, New Brunswick where he was a Machine Tender at Irving Paper until his retirement. As per Frank’s wishes, there will be a private graveside service to take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens in Saint John New Brunswick, at a later date. It is there where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Dorothy Fearon, for eternity. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA or a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Gayle Brien Thurston, born on July 24th, 1946, passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 in the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK. Gayle will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan (Mullen). Gayle was the loving father of Don, Mac (Heather), and Sandy (Naveen); dear grandfather of eight beautiful grandchildren: Brad, Sam, Ashley, Emily, Matthew, Jessica, Nathan and Shaan; and kind brother of sister, Eileen Sheard and sister-in-law, Donna (Lyle) Threinen. After struggling with health issues over the years, we are relieved he is finally at peace. Gayle will be taken back to Ontario where a celebration of his life will be held with the immediate family. No words can express how much he will be missed and how much he was loved. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com

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DONATO Margaret (nee McKeown) Peacefully at Almonte General Hospital on January 8th, 2017 with family at her side. Margaret was born in 1926 in Consett, County Durham, UK. She attended Hatfield College, Durham University where she trained to be a teacher. Margaret went on to have a career teaching children with special needs before marrying Robert (Bob) Donato in 1950. Following her marriage, she took some time off work to raise their three children but once they were in school she returned to teaching those with special needs. In 1964 the family emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, where Margaret continued her career teaching children at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and, later, at Elmdale School. In 1971 the Donatos moved to Almonte, a town Margaret loved, and would end up living half of her natural life and where she was able to indulge her passion for craft work. She was an incredibly talented quilter - designing and hand stitching many, many quilts. She was also a keen knitter, spinner, weaver and rug hooker - skills she was happy to share with others. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2005. She will be sadly missed by her 3 children: Gillian in the UK, Jane in Windsor and Patrick (Kathy Legree) in Peterborough. She also leaves 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The youngest born on 5 January this year. The family would like to thank Dr. Ursala McGarry and the nursing staff at Almonte General Hospital, the nurses and staff at Orchardview by the MIssisisippi and the Assisted Living staff of Mills Community Support for all their care and support of Mum these last few months. As per Margaret’s wishes no funeral services are to be held and cremation has already occurred. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Mills Community Support. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Glenn William

Suddenly at Community Care Centre, Perth on December 16, 2016 in his 83 year. Beloved husband of Jean Turpin. Dear father of Trina King (Jason), Tania McGlade (Robert). Loving grandfather of Brennan, Kaileen and Wade. Sadly missed by brothers Don, and Dale sisters Marian and Judy, also by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Edna Lewis and brothers Ken, Cecil, Basil and Dean and sister Margaret. Following cremation a Memorial Service was held at the Perth Seventh-day Adventist Church 2734 County Road 10 (Franktown Rd, 5 miles out North Street) on January 8, 2017 at 2 pm. Donations to the Perth Seventh-day Adventist Church or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. On line condolences at goodfellowsfuneralhome.com

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Kirkham Elizabeth Clista (neé Myers) Kirkham

It is with deep sadness, we announce that Betty has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at the age of 87 in hospital, Carleton Place. She was the loving wife and soulmate of the late W. Earl Kirkham. Proud and devoted Mom to Lea Beth (Glenn) Taylor, Nancy (Murray) Stead and her rock and caregiver, Ralph. Predeceased by her older son, Larry (Joyce), and by her brothers; Lorne (Hilda) and Ron (Betty). Loved Gram to Melinda, Jonathan, Andrew, Quinton, Sasha, Breen, Tyler, Taralyn and Tracey. Caring Gram to 18 great-grandchildren and sister of Keith Myers (Kevin) and Corinne (Dan) Courtney, Betty will be fondly remembered by her dear friend and sister in law, Irene Kirkham and by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Betty was always thinking about thinking of the needs of others with a true Christian heart. She had taken active roles in many churches and community groups over the years and for decades was a top bowler in Perth. To honour her final wishes, Betty was cremated and a celebration of her life took place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth. Visitation was held from 10:00 am until 11:45 am, with a Celebration of Betty’s life following at 12:00 noon. There was a reception in the funeral home, immediately after the service. As Betty’s favourite colour was red, please feel free to wear something red to honour her! No perfumes or scents please. For those wishing, donations to the Gideons or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Perth, would be appreciated. Mrs. Kirkham’s arrangements are in the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082


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SLACK Irene Florence

(née Lemoine) Peacefully in hospital surrounded by family on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Herbert; loving mother of Susan (Lloyd) Love; caring grandmother of Peter (Sheena) and Christine (Terry). Cherished great-grandmother of 7 greatgrandchildren. Irene is predeceased by her brother James and sister Barbara (late James Clow). Irene will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral Service and burial took place at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, (1876 Merivale Road, Nepean) on Thursday, January 5, 2016 at 11am with a reception following in the United Church Hall next to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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Balfour Donald Arthur Balfour

Donald passed away peacefully in hospital Smiths Falls on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. He was the loved father of Valerie (Jim) Rogers, Terry Balfour and Heather (Allan) Taillefer and cherished grandfather of Lindsay and April Taillefer. Donald was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret (Ferrier) Balfour. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:15 A.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Donald, contributions to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Mary Josephine

Mary left us to join the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in her 62nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Ted and Sarah Iwanchuk, Treasured sister of the late Michael. She was a devout member of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church and long time member of the Catholic Women’s League. She will be dearly missed by all her family at the Church, as well as, friends, and neighbours. Friends were invited to visit at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 2-4PM. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church would be appreciated. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

Sheila Patsy

Peacefully at the Smiths Falls District Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Patterson and little princess Barbara Anne Patterson. Loving mother of Don “Butch” (Jane) and William “Billy” (Jayne). Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Storm, Meaghan and Thorne, step-grandmother of Sarah and Lily. Great-Grandmother of Everley and step-great grandmother of Stevie. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Patterson. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to join the family for Sheila’s Memorial Service at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lanark County or C.H.E.O. would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Evelyn Park McKay

Peacefully on December 23, 2016 in her 93rd year. Helen is reunited with her late husband Bernard having been married for over 60 years. Helen was raised in Barrie Ont. and excelled in both academics and sports. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher including children in long term care at St Joseph’s Hospital in London Ont. Helen was active in golf and curling, making many friends in the clubs she and Bernie belonged to in London, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Dundas. Helen was above all a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Diane as well as grandchildren Craig (Pinar) of Victoria BC and Ian (Katie) of Ottawa Ont. Helen very much loved her four great-grandchildren Derin, Deria, Hank and Crosby. Helen is also remembered by her sister Marion (Clute) of Elmvale Ont. as well as her many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her younger sister Lois (Porterfield) of Ottawa. In her later years, Helen was a resident of Perth and Carleton Place Ont. and developed good friendships with her neighbours and care givers. A private service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carleton Place on Saturday, January 21st. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at www.barkerfh.com.www.barkerfh.com

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Evelyn passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at Perth Great War Memorial Hospital. She was the dearly loved wife of Walter McKay for 72 years. Cherished mother of Robert (Lois), the late Brenda (Francis) Crawford, Audrey (late Brian) Acres and Donna (Mark) Hall. Evelyn was the loved grandmother of Cheryl (Richard) Allan, Linda McKay, Cindy (Tate) Abols and Sandy (Janice Foster) McKay, Amy (Brad) Gilpin, Jodi (Mike) Purdon, Sean (Robyn) Crawford, Angela (Jeremy) VanWingerden, Christina (Chris) Thompson, Ashley Gorham (Dustin Hart), Victoria (Craig) King, and Jonathan Gorham (Kate Congreaves). Adored Great-Grandmother of Waylon & Hayley Allan, Lilly, Cecilia and Phoebe Abols, Brendan (Meranda) Crawford, Owen, Jake & Aaron Gilpin, Alexander & Daniel Purdon, Aydan, Jade & Bentley Crawford, Eila, Jack & Willem VanWingerden, Ewan & Ethan Thompson, Elexa, Bennett & Hudson King. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Hopetown, ON, and a valued member of the UCW & Women’s Institute. She spent many years working at Tayview & Lanark Lodge, after receiving her Health Care Aid Diploma. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street, West, Perth on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. Reception followed. In rememberance of Evelyn, contributions to the Trinity United Church, Middleville, or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SCHNOB, JUNE

(formerly Lentz) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, January 2nd, 2017; Lorna June Schnob of Arnprior passed away following a courageous struggle. She was 81. Beloved wife of Dennis. Dearly loved mother of Daryl Lentz (Lee Anne McDonald); Blair Lentz and Doug Lentz (Krista), all of Arnprior. Loved stepmother of Dwayne Schnob of Ottawa and Debbie Bernique of Hamilton. Cherished and proud “Granny” of Shawn, Michaela, Chelsea, Brady, Blaire, Meagan, Amanda and Caroline. Dear sister of Fern Dolan (late Alvin) of Carleton Place. Predeceased by her parents: Floyd Baldwin and Ruby Penney as well as her only brother, Stanley Baldwin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to join June’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, January 7th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 until 12:30. A Funeral service followed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior on Sunday afternoon commencing at 1 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of June, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

PAUL Norma Isobel (R.N. - Retired) November 5, 1929 December 29, 2016 With sad hearts, Norma’s family announces her unexpected but peaceful passing at Almonte General Hospital on December 29, 2016. Beloved sister of Ruth Armstrong, Burks Falls, ON., Jim Paul of Carleton Place, ON., and sister-in-law of Eleanor Rintoul (Laurie) of Carleton Place, ON. Predeceased by her dear brother Frank Paul (1989) and nephew Tim Armstrong (2015). Cherished Aunt of Faye Armstrong (Greg Field) of Toronto, ON., John Paul (Maureen) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Julie Julian (Kim) of Almonte, ON., Janice Barr (David) of Almonte, ON., Geoffrey Paul (Ann) of Almonte, ON., Nancy Laforest (Mike) of Almonte, ON., Allen Paul (Heather) of Whistler, B.C. and David Paul (Rachel) of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Also lovingly remembered by her 17 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great nephew and 1 great-great niece. A special thanks to Dr. Tiffany, Dr. Murray and the wonderful nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their compassionate care and support. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Almonte United Church or Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Family and Friends Visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 On Monday, January 2, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service was held in the Almonte United Church on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11am. Reception followed in the church hall. Spring Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Donald H.

In hospital on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Dolly for 60 years. Predeceased by his parents Herman and Blanche (Knowlton) Pyne and brother Knowlton Pyne. Loved father of Jennifer (Kelshall), Susan (Fleming), the late John, Matthew and Marlene (Lever), Stephanie and Barry (Rostant), Peter, Joseph and Paula (Whittaker). Grandfather to Michael, Wesley, Meghan, Jeffrey, Jacob, Jessica, Brooke, Allison and Julia. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and extended family who Don treated like his own family. Don was a Professional Engineer and contractor in the Ottawa region until retiring in the Perth area. Don was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed travelling, nature and loved fishing and hunting waterfowl. With an enjoyment for art, Don carved and painted in his retirement. Don was full of life and was active in supporting his community. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Perth hospital for their care and kindness. In remembrance of Don, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. A private service was held with the family at the Blair & Son Funeral Home on December 30, 2016.

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January 11, 1949 – January 2, 2017 William Kenneth Gerald (Billy) passed away peacefully at his home in Regina Saskatchewan January 2, 2017. He was the eldest son of Freda (nee Bernicky) & Bill Gilligan. He is survived by his partner Arlene, his son Jeff Mitchell & his daughter Jennifer Gilligan. He is also survived by his sisters, Eleanor Heldens (late Tony), Paula Clark (George), Geri Roberts, Linda Clark (Jim), Freda Morris and brother Darrin Gilligan. He was predeceased by his parents and infant sister Donna Marie. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends here in Ontario regions. A celebration of his life is being held in Regina. We will miss his guitar playing and his stories. RIP Billy. For those who wish to make a donation in Billy’s name, please send it to Heart to Heart Quilts Lanark County, 12 Glenview Cres. Perth, Ontario. K7H 2L2.


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Hunter A. Margaret (Orchard) Hunter

Margaret passed away at Perth Community Care Centre on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in her 102nd year. She was predeceased by her dear husband Fred Hunter, sister Betty Wilder and niece Joan Hill. Margaret is the cherished mother of Jan (Lorne) Gardiner and grandmother of Heather (Dennis) Wyche and great grandmother of Ivy, Violet, April and Melita Wyche. She will be sadly missed by her grandnieces Jennifer Bennie (Finlay) and Susan Hill (Brad Beaton) and their children Matthew Bennie and Riley Beaton, and Joan’s husband Brian Hill. To Marg, family was everything. She loved us all, including our various four footed family members. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in Bethel United Church on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Church hall. In remembrance of Margaret, contributions to the Bethel United Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Cordick Pamela Patricia (Tingley) Cordick

Pamela passed away peacefully at Rosebridge Manor, Eastons Corners on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her Husband F. Richard (Dick) Cordick, her father Frederick Tingley and beloved mother Ivy Ruth (Jill) (Wilson), brother Peter and brotherin-law Earl Bennett. Pamela is survived by her nephew Richard (Shirley) Cordick of Lanark, nieces Mary Lou Rooke and Betty Ann Kealy of Ottawa and Norma Jean Still of Collingwood, Charmian Tingley of Kitchener, nephew Ivan Tingley, great niece Zoe, sisters-in-law Katerina Tingley and Diana Benett all of Toronto. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:15 A.M. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 10:30 A.M. Private interment will be held in the spring. In remembrance of Pamela, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Korry George Andrew Korry

George passed away peacefully December 28th, 2016 at Lanark Lodge, Perth. George was the beloved husband of Merle Fournier for 53 years. A loving father to Laurie (Mike) Brankin and Scott Korry. He will be sadly missed by his granddaughters Alana and Korry Brankin who knew him as GAMPY. George was predeceased by his parents Ethel (Popplewell) and Andrew Korry and sisters Marguerite (Harold) Cameron, Orpha (John) Chaplin and Joyce (Alvin) Hart. He will be sadly missed by his brothers- and sisters-in-law, his cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. George devoted his life to his family, farming, Calvin United Church, and BBD&E Fire Department. George lived life to the fullest through his special motto of “having someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to”. George touched the lives of his many caregivers who watched over him at Lanark Lodge. His special smile and one of a kind laugh will be in our hearts forever. Friends were received at the Blair &Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorial service was held in Calvin United Church, Dewitts Corners on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Donations in his memory can be made to Calvin United Church or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SONNENBURG Ellard Clifford Passed away peacefully in hospital at the age of 86, the morning of January 4th, 2017. Son of the late George and Clara Sonnenburg and beloved husband of 55 years to Merle Sonnenburg (MacDowall). Dearly loved father of Steven and Keven (Julie Paterson) and grandfather of Brianna (John De Valter), Olivia (Jarett Cann), and Georja. Survived by his sister Dolly Trotter (the late John) and brother Lenny (Joan). Predeceased by brothers Ted, John (Ann), Eddie (Famie), Emerson (Helen), Stan, Charlie, Erwin (Joan), and Bobby, and sisters Edna Gilmette (Leonard), Evelyn Waite (Eric), Lena Lay (Reg), and Irva Naismith (Bill). Survived by sisters-in-law Margaret, Shirley, and Marilyn. Ellard will forever be remembered by his family for his unconditional love and patience with his grandchildren. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON (613)256-3313 for visiting on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service was held in the Gamble Chapel on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2pm. Reception followed at the Almonte Legion. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. The family asks that flowers are not given. If you wish to make a donation, these can be made to the Almonte Civitan medical supply or to the Almonte General Hospital. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Archie H. Hall

In hospital in Perth surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, January 6th, 2017 Archie Harold Hall passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased in 2004 by his wife Kaye Tovey. Cherished father of Sharon (Paul) Hannah, Pete (June), Glenn (Laurie) Hall, Susan (Robbie) Robertson, Lisa (Al) Anderson and the late Charlie, Ernie and Murray Hall. Loved grandfather of Bill, Dave, Tim, Terri, Michael, Nicole and Kate; proud great grandfather of Sophie, Liam, Nick, Cody and Emmett. Archie will be sadly missed by his sister Joyce Andersen, his sisters-in-law Marlene Hall, Theresa Crawford, brother-in-law Pat (Bertha) Tovey and all his family and friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Irene (Ellis) Hall, his sisters Ida, Ena, Clare and his brothers Ellis, Leonard, Anthony, George, Jack, Herman, and Kenny Hall. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. followed by a Prayer Service in the Chapel at 2:30 P.M. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Hilton

Hilton Evert Summers passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Dundas Manor in Winchester ON, on January 9th, 2017. He was born in Winchester on June 21st, 1930 to the late Marie Boisclair and Lorne Summers. He is survived by sons Steve (Stephanie), Geff (Julie), and Gene (Sheila) and 5 grandchildren, Jessica (Cam), Kurtis (Amy), Alyson, Kaitlyn and Adam (Melanie) and by great grand child Alexandre. His sisters, Jean Sloan and Idena (Steve) O’Neill. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Lehman, Carmen and sisters, Isabel, Evelene and Glenna. Hilton grew up and attended school in Heckston, ON. As a youth Hilton worked on the milk truck with his father. He was active in sports, playing both hockey and softball. He coached hockey and umpired softball for many years. He loved to attend hockey and softball games, especially to watch his sons and grandchildren play. Hilton was presented with the fan of the year by the SGMHA. He operated heavy equipment and spent the majority of his career at Polite Sand and Gravel. Hilton lived most of his life in the Prescott area. As per Hilton’s wishes there will be no visitation. Internment will be at South Gower Cemetery in the spring. Donations would be gratefully acknowledged to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Purcell Chapel of Hulse, Playfair, McGarry Funeral home, Centre Street, Spencerville ON.

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Roy McLaren

Roy passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased in 2014 by his beloved wife for 64 years, Lois (Munro) McLaren. He was the cherished father and grandfather of Lyn (Rick) Smith and their family Michael (Laura), Brian (Isabel) and Angela (Matt), Ron (Christine) and their family Paul, Kim (Keith) and Tom (Stephanie), Robert (Linda) and their son Joshua and LoriAnn (Greg) Bell and their family Jenna, Megan, Jason and Keira; loved great grandfather of Dean, Ivy, Martin and Scott. Roy was the loved brother of Correnne (late Don) Knowles and June (Bill) Robinson. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Letitia (England) McLaren, siblings Harold (late Beth), Lester (late Claire) and child Rodney. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, January 6th, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. Spring interment, St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Brooke. In remembrance of Roy, contributions to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church or St. Stephen’s Parish Cemetery would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Veteran of Canadian Armed Forces Bernard passed away in hospital, Perth on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at the age of 94 years. He was the father of Ian Townshend and Peter (Jean) Townshend and the loved grandfather of Terri-Lynn (Trevor) Walowetz. Bernard was predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (McHugh) Townshend, his parents Kenneth and Kate (Crockett) Townshend and his brother Vere. He will be sadly missed by his sister Sylvia, nephew Mathew, family and friends. Bernard and Dorothy came to Canada in 1955 when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces until he retired in 1972. After this he was employed with the Canadian Government until retirement in 1985 and in 1986 Bernard and Dorothy moved to their home on the Scotch Line in Perth. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Robin Hoy and the staff at Lanark Lodge for their excellent care of Bernard over the past few years. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. followed by a funeral service at in the Chapel at 1:30 P.M. Interment Scotch Line Cemetery. In remembrance of Bernard, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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M. Rita (nee Pruner) Leach

Dorman, William “Bill” Hilton Born February 9, 1938 passed away January 7, 2017 after a long illness at the Carleton Place Terrace. Loving partner of 44 years to Janet Laing (predeceased). Father of Donald, Martha and Dwayne. Father to Lorry and Teena Laing. Grandfather to Amanda, and Bradley Bell, Cody and Jamie Dorman and Kyus Thompson. Bill was a former member of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment, retired employee of the Rideau Regional Centre and long time volunteer of the Almonte General Hospital. Friends visited the family at the Alan R Barker Funeral Home, 19, McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Dewar Cemetery, Ashton. Thank you to Dr. J. Fullerton, the Carleton Place Terrace staff and caring nurses of CCAC. As well, for the ongoing support of Anne and Gary Tysick. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humour- “Everyday above ground is a good day”. www.barkerfh.com

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Passed away peacefully at her home in Smiths Falls, surrounded by her family on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Eric Leach. Loving and devoted mother of Debbie Leach, Diane (Frank) Kidd, and Darlene Chapman (John O’Neil). Cherished grandmother of Alanna (David) Bougie, Alex Kidd (Joy Couttenier). Jacob (Shawn Lavallie) and Isaac Chapman. Proud great-grandmother of Greyson. Rita will be sadly missed by her siblings, Jack (Shirley) Pruner, and Ann Marie Pruner. She will be fondly remembered by Paul Chapman, Maggie and Molly O’Neil, Bill and Muriel Dickson, her life-long friends Ila Dickson-Hare, Lois Bennett, as well as her many extended family and Eric’s entire family. Rita is also predeceased by her sister Helen (late Jack) Wale, as well as her parents Frederick and Lillian (nee McKittrick) Pruner. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment took place at St. John’s Cemetery in Perth. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Canadian Liver Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com


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Carole Murchland

BOVIN, Lillian Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017; Lillian Ruth Bovin of White Lake passed away at the age of 65. Former wife and good friend of Roy Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Ross of Ottawa; David Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q.; Sheri Hurlbert (Rob Coulas) of Pembroke and Christina Hurlbert (Richard Lacroix) of Aylmer, P.Q. Dear sister of Audrey Latreille (late Moe) of Arnprior and Carl Bovin of Cantley, P.Q. Special “Honorary Sister” of Pat Goodall (Lee Gray) of Waba. Cherished by her 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Lillian’s life will take place at a later date. In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Piening Jurgen (John) Piening April 26, 1932 – January 7, 2017 He will be sadly missed by wife Irmgard, and daughter Kathy (Scott) Faris and granddaughter Charlotte Faris. John first arrived in Canada in 1956 and then returned in 1957 with wife, Irmgard. John was proud of his work in the expansion of the TransCanada highway in Northern Ontario and later moving the houses off the flood plain in the construction of the St Lawrence Seaway. He completed his career as a driver for Texaco Canada, Inc. His retirement years were spent doing his favourite hobby, motorcycling on the ‘Wing with his wife, with tours across Canada and the United States. Many adventures and friends were made in their travels. His second favorite hobby was being the biggest fan of granddaughter, Charlotte and her endeavors. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ride for Dad - Ottawa Chapter, of which John was one of the first participants. Say g’night, Dad. The arrangements will be held privately for the family. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation (Ride for Dad) Ottawa Chapter. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Carole passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the age of 71. Beloved wife and best friend for over 46 years of Ken Murchland. Much loved and respected mother of Kerri Murchland Clements and Penni Murchland. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jaxson Wells and Thomas and Sera Clements. Loved sister of Ron (the late Marlene) Short. Sadly missed by special nieces and nephews Brian (Diana), Gayle (the late Joe) Foster, Kathy Kelly, Lee-Anne (Bruce) Paterson, Braden Short (Mark Lawrence), greatnephew Thomas Kelly, other cousins, extended family and friends. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Mary Brake and Carolyn Doucette. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Thursday, January, 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friends were invited to gather for sharing of memories at the Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club on Friday, January 6, 2017 after 3 p.m. In memory of Carole, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

RODFORD Terrance Stanley

Peacefully at the Perth Hospital with his loving daughter by his side on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of the late Lee Rodford. StepSon of Una Pugh. Loving father of Kelly Rodford, step-father of Terry Lee Lackie (Ken), Patricia Lackie and Leonard Lackie. Grandfather of Mallory, Natalie and Hailey Coutts, step-grandfather of Torrence Sanderson and Robin Riddell. Dear brother of Ken Rodford (the late Barb), Barry Rodford (Donna) and Valerie (Brian McGee). Remembered by his first wife Judy Johnson and by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Grace Rodford. The family would like to thank the doctors (Dr. Wahay), nurses and staff on the third floor of the Perth Hospital for their continuous care and support. As per Terry’s wishes bio-cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service took place on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (7283 Roger Stevens Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4S6) at 6:30PM. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.

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Gerard “Gerry” Willem Schoonrok

Gerry passed away suddenly at his home in Lanark, Ontario on Monday January 2, 2017. He was beloved husband to the love of his life and eternal companion, Cindy (McIntosh) Schoonrok. Gerry was the cherished father to his children Sean, Ryan and Sarah, and doting Grandpa to the apple of his eye; his beautiful granddaughter, Suraya (Frog). Gerry will be sadly missed by his parents Tonny and Lyle Streight, his sister Peggy and her husband Robert Jenkinson. He is survived by his loving mother-in-law, Janet McIntosh and predeceased by his father in law Dwight McIntosh. He will be greatly missed by numerous extended family members here and in Holland and many dear friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth, Ontario K7H 2L7 on Sunday January 8th, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Family and friends celebrated Gerry’s life on Monday January 9th, 2017 at the Perth Legion from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. with a Sharing of Memories at 3:00 P.M. In remembrance of Gerry, contributions to either The Ottawa Heart Institute or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Live well, Love much, Laugh often.

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LALONDE Lily (Lillian) Passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband J. Ernest (Ernie) Lalonde, daughter Margaret Crawford, sister Louisa Marshall and brother Fred Childs. Survived by her daughters Carolyn Omae (Aki) of Toronto, Barbara (Michael Morrison) of North Bay, and Joan Toop of Ottawa, grandsons Ellis Toop of Ottawa, Murray Morrison (Jessica) of Rock Hill, SC, and Greig Morrison (Amanda) of North Bay, greatgranddaughter Charlotte Morrison of Rock Hill, SC, son-in-law Geoff Shaw of Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. Born on November 28, 1922 to May and Jim Childs in Toronto. Lily and Ernie met and married there during WWII, but spent the rest of their lives among Ernie’s family in the Almonte area. Many thanks to the staff of Fairview Manor for all their kindness and care. Visitation took place at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. (127 Church St., 613-256-3313) in Almonte on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:30am to 12pm, with service in the Chapel which occurred at 12pm and a reception followed in the funeral home. Spring interment at Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Willard Homer Shaw

After a long life of family, business, community leadership and public service, Willard Homer Shaw passed away at Perth on January 3, 2017 in his 90th year. Born November 16, 1927 at Perth, Willard is survived by two sons, Ronald Willard (Love) of Drummond Township and Ralph Henry (Debbie) of Carleton Place; eight grandchildren, Stefan Ronald (Celina) of Ottawa, Marc Tumenta of Drummond, Lysanne ‘Tito’ Beri of Drummond, Erin Elizabeth of Calgary, Graham Allister of Carleton Place, Andrew of Thunder Bay, Jerimiah of Thunder Bay and Daniel of Tirana, Albania; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany (Steve) Nixon of Carleton Place and Troy Latham of Carleton Place; one great-grandchild, Abigail Heather of Ottawa; and one step great-grandchild Ryan Nixon of Carleton Place. He is also survived by one brother, Douglas James, of Drummond Township. He was predeceased in 2001 by his wife of 53 years, Vivian H.J. Greenley, by his son Richard Gibson (Anila) in 2015 and by his sister Audrey Kathleen Forsythe in 1936. Willard grew up on his father’s farm at Drummond Center and attended S.S.#13 Drummond and the Perth Collegiate Institute. From 1943 to 1948 he farmed with his father and from 1948 to 1956 farmed his own land on Drummond Concession-7. He was an active Junior Farmer in the 1940s, helped organize a Drummond Township branch of the Ontario Farmers’ Union in the 1950s and in the 1980s-90s was a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. In the 1940s Willard was Secretary Treasurer of the Drummond Center Community Club. For several seasons in the 1940s-50s he played infield or as catcher for the Drummond Center Softball Club and two seasons of baseball (relief pitcher), one season for Innisville and another for North Drummond. In 1945, at age 17, Willard was treasurer of the Drummond Center Cheese Factory and from 1960 to 1972 was Secretary Treasurer of the Balderson Cheese and Butter Association (Balderson Cheese Factory). While continuing to farm part-time (breeding a herd of purebred polled Herfords), Willard began work in 1957 as a book keeper at the Lanark Mutual Insurance Company of Perth, retiring 35 years later as Company Manager. During his years as an insurance executive he also represented Eastern Ontario on the Ontario Reinsurance Plan (1966-1979) and was elected to two terms as Plan President. Willard Shaw was elected as a Drummond Township Councilor (1973-78), Deputy Reeve (1979-82) and Reeve (1983-91). In 1988 he served a term as Warden of Lanark County. Willard was an active and life-long member of the United Church of Canada, attending Drummond Center United Church (‘The White Church’) on Concession-8 of Drummond until it was amalgamated with St. Paul’s United Church in Perth in 1951. He was an Elder at St. Paul’s for two decades, Clerk of Session for three years, taught Sunday School for 20 years and served for a number of years as Sunday School Superintendent. The Drummond Center Community Cemetery was also a life-long commitment; he served as a Director from the early 1950s until his death and as Secretary Treasurer from 1958 through 2001. In 1967 Willard Shaw was honored with the Centennial Medal for public service to the Township of Drummond. He served on the Board of Directors of the Great War Memorial Hospital (Perth) from 1973 to 1991, including two years as President. He was also a Director of the GWM Hospital Foundation from the mid-1980s through 1998. In 1994 Willard was invited to join the Kiwanis Club of Perth where he filled the posts of Vice President (199596), President (1996-97) and Secretary (1998-2000). From 1946 Willard was a life-long member of the Orange Lodge (LOL # 7) at Drummond Center serving as Secretary, Treasurer and Master. He also held office as County Master and as Secretary, Treasurer and Master at the District level. He was the auditor of the Grand Lodge of Eastern Ontario for 10 years and from 2002 served as Secretary of the Perth branch (LOL # 115). In a life of business, farming and public service Willard found little free time for recreation, except for the annual white tail deer hunt. In 1944, at age 14, he was a founding member of ‘The Pop Gun Gang’ (so named for their lack of fire-power) which evolved into today’s ‘Fiddle Bow Hunt Club’. Over the subsequent 67 seasons he only failed to hunt the Drummond woods in 1948 (while on his honeymoon) and 1956 (while working briefly at Dyno Mines). He also loved draft horses and his teams pulled many a parade float, boy scout sleigh ride or bride and groom on the first leg of their marriage trip. Rev. Shelley Roberts officiated at funeral services held at St Paul’s United Church on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. followed by interment in the Drummond Center Community Cemetery. In remembrance of Willard, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s United Church were appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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THERESA MADDOCK August 1900 – January 2007 Loving you, your family

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HANNAFORD, Bev – In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away January 6, 2007. In a quiet country graveyard, Where the gentle breezes blow, Lies the one I loved so dearly And lost ten years ago. Always remembered and forever loved Stu.

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LUMSDEN – In memory of our precious daughter and sister. No further away than a picture, A smile or remembered phrase, Rhonda lives in memory, So close in so many ways. For how often does a sunset Bring nostalgic thoughts to mind, Of moments that she shared in days now left behind. Yes, memory has a magic way Of keeping Rhonda near, Even close in mind and heart, Are memories we hold most dear. God called her home January 17, 1989 Always missed by Ron, Shirley, Rick, Ann, Randy, Betty, extended family and friends


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WILKINSON, Patricia – In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother, who passed away January 3, 2007. In our hearts your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true; There’s not a day, dear mother, We do not think of you. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Mic), Karen and the Wilkinson Family

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WHITTEKER (nee Bygrove) – In loving memory of our sister and aunt, Susan, who passed December 29, 2012. We miss your smiling face and happiness you brought to each day. Forever loved and always remembered Your Family

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BARBER, Alf In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather who passed away January 13, 2016. We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and days before that too, We think of you in silence we often speak your name All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping we have you in our heart. Luv always, Joanne, Jennifer, Rob, and families.

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BEATTIE – In memory of Bev Beattie, September 1, 1958 – January 8, 2016 True Friends A true friend never feels burdened By the suffering of another, The kindness of a friend is like a shell Engulfing one’s suffering. The sign of friendship cannot be found In good times, It is at time calamity and suffering That we become to know our friends A friend is like Gold and one suffering resembles fire. Pure Gold remains blissful in the mist of fire. Dearly missed, but never forgotten Your friend forever Sherry

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GIFF, Ruby – In loving memory of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away January 11, 2014. A special smile, A special face, And in our hearts, A special place. Our memories we keep, One by one, Things you’ve said, And things you’ve done. They bring a smile, Sometimes a tear, But always a wish, That you were still here. We love and miss you Donald and Family

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GEMMILL In loving memory of my dear husband, Gary, who passed away January 15, 2015. My thoughts are always with you. My memories never fade, I treasure the years we shared. And all the love you gave. I’ll always love and miss you With every passing day, The longing, just to see you Will never go away. Always Loved Nancy � James G. “Gary” Gemmill October 27, 1944-January 15, 2015 Father and Poppa It’s been two years since you went away You left taking a piece of us A piece some people will never see Memories are the only things that keep you alive And we will always regret not being able to say goodbye Our hearts are filled with pain and sorrow Knowing we will never see you tomorrow We miss you more than anything, you see Because you always meant so much to us. We know we will never be the same Because when we lost you we lost a friend, our hero, But most of all we lost our father and our poppa. Forever Remembered Angel, Jamie, Becky, Nicole and Dalton Fielding

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SUFFRON, Louise – In remembrance of Louise Suffron. Our loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. God blessed us with you. You will always be with us. With love from the Bennett and Suffron Families

BANNON, Keith January 8, 1950-January 10, 2016 Husband, Dad, Papa Forever in our hearts and thoughts Love Ya Always Julie Jammie, HongSik (Jaegal), Brennen, Tayler and Brysen Kacey, Jason (Kelly), Cooper and Oliver Jackson, Heather, Hudson, Sawyer, Berkeley and Easton

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Thomas Irvine – 1971-2012 It has been 5 yrs January 15th Since you were taken from us by a Drunk Driver. A day hasn’t gone by that you are not missed and loved so dearly. You are in our hearts and prayers constantly. Love, Dad, Mom Jeffrey and Patricia

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IN MEMORIAM HANNAFORD, Bev In loving memory our special Mom, Mother-inlaw, Nan and Great Nan, who passed away January 6, 2007. Ten years have passed since that sad day, When my world came to an end. For that’s the day I lost you, My mom, my best friend. My heart still aches with sorrow, And endless tears still flow. What it meant to lose you mom, No one can really know. Though you are not here with me, We truly are not apart, You will always be living in my heart. “The Wind Beneath My Wings” Sadly missed always remembered, Marg and Family

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HOGAN, Doug – In loving memory of Doug Hogan who passed away on January 16, 2014. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Loving you always Blanche and family

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JAMES Mary – December 30, 2013 Glenn – February 3, 2013 Wesley – February 19, 2012 Lloyd – June 21, 2016 In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of you all are always near; We who loved you, sadly miss you, As it dawns another year. Dearly missed but never forgotten. Your family

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Julian, Rita and Eric – In loving memory of our dear Mom and Grandma who passed away January 10th, 2008 and our dear Dad and Grandpa who passed away February 2nd, 1996. Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break but all in vain; To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. Time may wipe out many things, But this they wipe out never The memory of those happy days When we were all together. Always remembered Love Your Family

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NANNE, Peter November 15, 1959 – January 11, 2016 We close our eyes, And hear your voice, When you left it wasn’t our choice. We see that big smile on your face, Followed by that infectious laugh, None on earth can take your place. You are gone but will never be forgotten, Fresh our love will always be, For as long as there is memory, Sunsets Forever Love Diana, Rebecca, Pat, Christine, Jeff Rob & Emily, Your 7 grandchildren who adored you, Family & Friends

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GRIFFITH, Soni – Precious Wife, Mother and Daughter-In-Law who is dearly missed everyday who passed away on January 7, 2013. Remembering you can make us smile. Bring laughter or a tear. How precious are those memories that keep you ever near. Although we cannot touch your hand, Or sit and laugh with you. We miss you in so many ways, And the things we used to do. With all our love Ernie, Charles, Kyle, David and Ruth.

MACMILLAN, Phyllis - In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away on January 11, 2015. Little did we know that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, We have you in our heart. Always remembered and sadly missed Love Kathy Brendan, Amanda and D.J. Breige, Brock and Daylin

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CRAM, Mitchell August 16, 1985 – January 16, 2009 If tears could build a stairway to heaven, I would climb it just to bring you home. Remembering and loving you were always easy, The hardest part was losing you. Still think of you every day, Waiting for you to walk through the door. Loving you forever. Love Dad, Mom, Jonathan, Adrian, Nicholas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins


In loving memory of a dear friend who passed away January 2, 1994. So far that human eyes can’t see, Yet not too far for those who Love, and know and feel thee near. Love Pierrette

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Leeson, Larry (Sept. 4, 1941 – Jan. 14, 2008) You were here. You made your mark on our lives. You loved to give, to teach To explore and to read. You loved animals and the great outdoors. You watched the crowd but stood outside it. You had your faults, but did your very best. You left something of yourself for all of us. We are witnesses to your life, and we miss you. You were here. Your loving family

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Heated Commercial Space, Hwy 7, Carleton Place, suitable for storage or commerce, approx. 4000 sq ft, 2 overhead doors. Short or long term. 613-492-0258 available Kemptville Area, 2400 sq ft garage, available April 1, $2000/mnth plus utilities. 613-258-2502

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1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Falls, full-time working quiet person, all inclusive, $120/wk. 613-812-2400.

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COMPUTER

Scroll saw DW788, new stand, needs work. $250. 613-283-1112.

FIREWOOD

Firewood: Very dry hardwood, cut, split and piled ahead for 2 summers, stored in shed, $95/per face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

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Almonte/Carp area, Room for Rent in large house . Parking, TV, Internet, All inclusive. $700/month. R e f e r e n c e s . 819-321-9397

Carleton Place, Seniors 50’s Plus Building. No smoking, no pets. First & last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Call 613-863-6487 or 613-720-9860

Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

5 Generations of firewood sales, all hardwood, cut and split. Stored inside. 613-253-8006.

Firewood For Sale, cut & split. Contact: Bell’s Machining 613-267-1965

February 613-769-6697.

2 bedroom for rent at 10 & 20 Pearl St., Smiths Falls. $950 everything included. Contact Darlene for ap- Carleton Place, Two Bedpointment 613-283-9799 room, good parking, launor 613-207-1255 dry and resident superintendent $840 2 bedroom house trailer, in monthly includes water. Call John 613-229-0737 or the country, Maberly area, $700/mnth plus heat & hy- Barbara 613-913-1889. dro. 613-268-2325 Coffee Culture Building, 2 1/5 Russell St. Smiths COMPUTER Falls. 1400 sq ft app’t, very nice unit. Must see. $1240/mnth, everything included. Contact Darlene for appointment 613-283-9799 or 613-207-1255

4Sale - Dry hardwood, stored inside. Delivery & pickup options. Call 613-257-5095 for details.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $60/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, large ground floor apartment in Heritage home, renovated throughout, unfurnished. Heat included, Hydro not included. Available February 1, 2017. $1,200 a month. required. Almonte, 1 bedroom References call John apartment, quiet, secure, Please heritage building, available 613-325-7781. February 1. $825/month plus utilities. No pets. 151 Reserve Street. Smiths Falls. Bachelor Apartment, single occu613-257-5711. pancy senior only, quiet setting, partially furnished, Almonte, Large 2 bed- fridge, stove, 4-piece bath, room. Free parking, se- smoke-free building, parkcurity, 149 Church Street, ing, includes heat, hydro, first and last. $575. $950/month plus utilities, water, 613-284-2673

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COMPUTER

Corner of McGill & William Sts.

Large 2 Bedroom Apt. Perth, seniors welcome. $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . 613-267-5746

Staples Kemptville

Staples Carleton Place

302 Colonnade Dr. 613-258-5900

555 McNeely Ave. 613-253-2400

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PERSONAL

FOR RENT

1 & 2 bedroom apartWanted to buy, horses, ment, 41 Sunset Towers, colts and ponies, all types. Perth, Available immediContact Bud Between Smiths Falls and Contact Bob Perkins at ately. 613-267-0567 613-342-6030. Jasper. New build approx 1800 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms. 1 bedroom apartment in Propane heat. $1,500 plus Kemptville, new painted, utilities. First and last reMORTGAGES with hardwood & ceramic quired plus references. Seflooring, top floor of duplex rious inquiries only. If in Old Town, close to res- interested please contact taurants, library, park & 613-283-1539 or CONSOLIDATE shopping, has balcony, 613-682-0097. Debts parking, storage, fridge, Mortgages to 90% stove, heat & hydro all inNo income cluded. no smoking Carleton Place, ImmacuBad credit OK! available immediately. late totally updated 2 bed$850/mnth. Please leave a room, 1 1/2 bathroom Better Option message 613-720-4328. condo apartment in quiet building. Close to downMortgage 1 Bedroom loft Aparttown. Fireplace, small #10969 ment, rural Pakenham, yard, private balco1-800-282-1169 available February 1. fenced ny. Includes 5 appliances. www.mortgageontario.com first/last, non-smoking, $1225/mo + hydro. $825 inclusive. 613-913-1048 613-256-4670.

Cedar pickets, rails, post & mill logs for sale,. Call 2005 Pontiac Montana van, runs well but needs or text 613-913-7958. TLC. Asking $900. VEHICLES 613-275-1728. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs and large bags of * New Location 95 Dufferin Hwy 7 shavings. www.scoutenw h i t e c e d a r. c a Across from Tim Hortons, Perth (613)283-3629. Horse red bob sled with 42” wide x8’ long platform, $300; single black leather harness for 1,200 lb horse, breastplate and 19” collar, $400; stoneboat with whippletree, heavy 20” collar, hames and tugs, $300. 613-258-4561.

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(613)283-8475

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A COMPETITIVE PRICE ON STEEL ROOFING IN STOCK - 29ga, Various colours,soffit & fascia Windows: REBAR, skylight sheets, custom trim. barn/door track & trolleys. Nails & Screws. Storage Sheds. Come see us for a price. Levi Weber, 2126 Stone Rd., RR#2 Renfrew

FIREWOOD

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, furnished, utilities included. No laundry facility. No pets. First and last. $950/month. Available February 1. Call 613-464-0534. Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $700 utilities included. offstreet parking. newly renovated, available immediately. 613-283-2266.

Smiths Falls. Ground floor, 1 bedroom, quiet bldg. Newly decorated. Non-smoker preferred. $650/month plus hydro. 613-285-7363 after 5 p.m. Smiths Falls, large 1 bedroom apt, ground floor, private yard, Quiet adult building. $895/mnth plus hydro, heat included. References required. 613-366-9610.

STORAGE

STORAGE Smiths Falls

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Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth

Alcoholics Anonymous 613-284-2696. Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, 203-3713, 826-2566, 283-5038. Overeaters Anonymous 613-264-5158

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARY ALFRED WALLACE, DECEASED Claims against the Estate of Gary Alfred Wallace, late of the Town of Perth, who died on or about the 8th day of June, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned representative on or before January 30, 2017, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice, and the Estate Trustee will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have notice. Dunlap Law Professional Corporation Solicitors for the Estate Trustees 111 Sherwood Drive, Suite B Ottawa, ON K1Y 3V1

WORK WANTED FOR RENT

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Smiths Falls, Toulon Place Apartments, 3rd floor, 2 bedroom $850/mth; Available December 1. Clean, quiet, secure building, live-in superintendent, ground floor laundry. 613-283-9650.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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HELP WANTED

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FUNERAL SERVICES

IN MEMORIAM

ONION, David Taken two years ago, Far too soon. Always fondly remembered By his many friends

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IN MEMORIAM

6 Industrial Road, Kemptville (613) 258-4570, 800-387-0638

CLASS A/Z FLATBED DRIVERS REQUIRED We offer: Competitive wage and benefit package Excellent, well maintained equipment Dedicated tractors Home every weekend Our primary area of operations is from Eastern Ontario to the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. We require: 2 years AZ experience Clean abstract Professional attitude Please call 800-387-0638 for more information or forward resume to info@tibbstransport.com or fax to 613-258-5391. www.tibbstransport.com

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PHILLIPS - In loving memory of Willy Phillips, January 14, 2003. Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind. They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind. Phillips Family Kristina and Ryan

IN MEMORIAM

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CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED

Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

Cleaners/Team Leaders for residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings, No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 2 . 0 0 - $ 1 6 . 0 0 / h r. 613-489-3993 or Seamless Eavestrough, elitecleaning@storm.ca renovations, deck restoration, roadside mowing, Looking for full-time grading, painting, roofing, employees Monday-Friday line painting, cottage jack- for busy cleaning ing, fencing, dump runs. company. Email resume 613-257-8143 or katoshomecleaning@hotm 613-264-8143. ail. com Semi-retired, all home renovations, interior & exterior, years of experience. Call Brent 613-283-6088.

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Part-time cook and parttime waitress/waiter required immediately. Apply after 4, ask for George. Country Diner Restaurant, 23 Union St. Smiths Falls.

TO ADVERTISE!

Part-time Experienced Breakfast Cook required, hours will include weekends. Please bring resume to: The Cafe Hideaway, 55 Foster St., Perth. Ask for Cindy.

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Person to drop off and pick up 2 children from school, odd days. From Otter Lake to Toledo and back. Compensation negotiable. Perfect for retired person. 343-264-8016.

Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460. You’ll be

LD FOR SOSALE on the

CLASSIFIEDS

PERTH PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING FIRM

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST

Our firm requires a secretary/receptionist (5 days per week) for a four month period starting in February. Interested applicants should possess advanced Word Perfect, Word skills and be familiar with other computer software programs such as Excel. The successful candidate must be personable, well organized and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Send your letter and complete resume with references to: Box PD c/o The Perth Courier, P.O.Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 FOR SALE

FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Staff Accountant

We are a well established CPA firm located in Perth with a varied client base including small, medium and large corporations, not-for-profit entities and personal tax clients. We are currently looking for a Staff Accountant with accounting experience. This is a term position for a maternity leave replacement. You will work with a team of professionals who are committed to providing high quality and timely service to our clients. You will be expected to take a leadership role in the areas of client management, accounting engagements, taxation and general accounting. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Public accounting or other similar experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Proficient in the use of Caseware, Caseview, Jazzit and Tax prep would be an asset.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

DRIVERS REQUIRED

Earn money easily. Looking for “Women” all ages to sell clothing for a reputable clothing brand through home base business. Contact Heather: heathersmith2025@gmail. com

Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls

Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett

at 613-283-5555.

GARAGE SALE

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WORK WANTED

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Please respond to Box PE, c/o The Perth Courier, P.O.Box 158 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1

Classifieds Get Results!

Classifieds Get Results!

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

A Winter Indoor Garage Sale in the Auction Hall at Street Flea Market until January 31, 2017. Lots of variety! Open seven days a week from 9am-4pm. 24 Family Lane, South of Smiths Falls at Highway 15 & Bay Road.

Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

GARAGE SALE Antique Tag Sale Saturday, January 28th; Sunday, January 29th, starting at 10:00am, 600 Mother Barnes Road, RR#1, Frankville. Antique furniture, lots of china, Pressed Glass, Depression Glass, pictures, silverplate, linen, many items too numerous to mention. From a smoke free home. Good quality items. Cash sales only. Snow, rain or shine. Indoor Tag Sale.

Gallery 15 Flea Market

613-283-1020 264 Lombard St. Smiths Falls Multi-Vendors FRI-SAT-SUN OPEN at 9:00 a.m. FOR SALE

EXTEND YOUR REACH - ADVERTISE PROVINCIALLY OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY! For more information contact your local community newspaper or visit www.networkclassified.org

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EMPLOYMENT OPPS. CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION is seeking District Sales Managers in Ontario. We fight for lower taxes, less waste, accountable government. Salary + commission. Resumes to: rcunningham@taxpayer.com. More info CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-800-6677933 or www.taxpayer.com. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

STEEL BUILDINGS

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AND

No Income, Bad Credit Power of Sale Stopped!!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL TODAY TOLL-FREE: 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com (Licence # 10969)

FOR SALE SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

VACATION/TRAVEL

STEEL BUILDING SALE ...”REALLY BIG SALE IS BACK - EXTRA WINTER DISCOUNT ON NOW!” 20X19 $5,145 25X27 $5,997 28x27 $6,773 30X31 $ 8 , 11 0 3 5 X 3 3 $ 11 , 3 7 6 4 0 X 4 3 $13,978. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036 www.pioneersteel.ca

FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AUCTION. Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, info@switzersauction.com or www.switzersauction.com. WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393/519-8532157.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Personal Support Workers & Homemakers Needed

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO James Ross Limited is an international leader in the custom design and fabrication of paper machine cleaning equipment. The company is part of the European based IBS Paper Performance Group. A recent demand for Field Services has created an excellent opening in their Technical Department. Key Qualifications: ; Mechanical Technician/Millwright Certificate with 3 or more year’s field maintenance experience. ; Hands-On problem solving and troubleshooting is essential. ; Capacity to build confidence with our customers – you will be the ‘go-to’ person. ; Maintenance and repair of doctors, showers, oscillators and installation of other paper industry equipment is an asset. (Training provided)

If you have a passion for working with various types of machinery and equipment, open to travel in Canada & the United States (1 or 2 day trips/week and occasionally a 3 day), we want to hear from you. You will be joining a solid company; enjoy a supportive environment, competitive salary and fringe benefits. In the first instance, call or e-mail your résumé to:

C.W. ARMSTRONG e-mail: c.w.armstrong@myhighspeed.ca 1 877 779-2362 (613) 498-2290 See our products at www.jamesross.ca (Please pass this opening along to others)

Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) is seeking Personal Support Workers & Homemakers to work in the Ottawa West area including; Nepean, Barhaven, Bells Corners, Kanata and Stittsville. OWCS is a growing agency that has been providing quality In-Home services in the community for over 35 years. Duties Include: Assistance with Personal Care and Activities of Daily Living (PSW’s) Light housecleaning (vacuuming, dusting, mopping, laundry, etc..) Meal preparation Some companionship Requirements A police record check for vulnerable sector Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle Current CPR/FA certificate Well-developed interpersonal skills Good organizational skills Effective problem solving skills Ability to adapt to changing environments What We Offer Competitive wages Flexible hours – You set your own availability Paid Orientation Professional Development opportunities Please email your resume to: Samantha Zukowski Human Resources Coordinator HR@owcs.ca We thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. No phone calls please.

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Company Introduction These positions are for Grenville Castings a division of Cosma International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. Grenville Castings, specializes in low pressure structural die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminum die-cast automotive components. Grenville is proudly committed to manufacture products of the highest quality, reliability and durability for the global automotive market. Through a skilled and dedicated team utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods, Grenville is focused on total customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, employee well-being, and the profitability of our company.

Starting rate is $28.08 progressing to $30.16 plus shift premiums (3% days & 7% nights of hourly wage) In addition we offer a company paid benefits package including RRSP with employer contribution.

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Industrial Mechanic Millwrights and Industrial Electricians You will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining equipment to required standards, responding to line calls and equipment failures, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with continuous improvement initiatives. Knowledge of (ABB/Fanuc) Robots would be considered an asset.

Applicants are requested to submit their current cover letter and resume to: GRCHR@magna.com. Please reference the title of the position that you are applying for. Please note that all resumes will be reviewed, however we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Unfortunately, only those candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your application.

Fuelling your desire to run your own business MacEwen locations are managed locally to help communities thrive.

If you are service-minded, entrepreneurial and possess strong leadership skills, we would like you to join our family of operators and manage a MacEwen location in the Perth area. Investment required.

LARGE OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION SALE

Call or email us at 1 888 771-4740 ext 305 or m.laframboise@macewen.ca to inquire about becoming part of one of the fastest growing chains in Eastern Canada.

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Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty Rd 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1-1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd 18 travel ½ km. Watch for signs! Marcel & Victor have sold their property and are relocating and downsizing, in the process liquidating their personal collection as well as a large quantity of antique and accent pieces that have been a part of their B&B. This is an excellent representation of quality items that have been selected from several prominent estates over the last three decades with the emphasis mainly on Eastern Ontario. For detailed listing and pictures visit www.theauctionfever.com Owner & Auctioneer Not Responsible For Loss Or Accident Note: We are now back indoors for the fall and winter months. Call for upcoming dates or to consign (quality items only –no junk). Believe it or not, we are already booking spring on-site farm, real estate, and general estate auctions. Be sure to call and book early to be assured your desired date. The most successful spring auction is planned, promoted and prepared for during the winter. Prop: Marcel & Victor of The Village Antiques & Tea Room, Williamsburg Terms: Cash or Good Cheque with Proper I.D. Auction Conducted By Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON 613-537-8862 www.theauctionfever.com

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CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST DESIGN OF THE TOWN SQUARE EIO# 17-CS-001 Sealed submissions will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 1:00 pm local time on February 3rd, 2017 for Professional Services related to the Design of the Town Square. Specifications and submission requirements may be obtained from the Clerk’s office. Submissions will be opened in Public at 1:00 p.m. on February 3rd, 2017, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Questions regarding this Expression of Interest may be directed to Art Manhire, Director of Community Services via email at amanhire@smithsfalls.ca or 613-283-4124 ext. 6101 and regarding document retrieval to Nadine Bennett, Deputy Clerk via email at nbennett@smithsfalls.ca or telephone at 613-283-4124 ext. 1130. The lowest or any Expression will not necessarily be accepted. AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED

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Children's Resources and Wheels (CROW) will be providing a monthly column to this newspaper, highlighting some of the services they offer and offering parents valuable tips. You would think we would avoid fear. Yet, as everyone who has a child knows children love to play in risky ways - ways that combine the joy of freedom with just the right measure of fear to produce the exhilarating blend known as thrill. Young mammals of most species spend great amounts of time chasing one another around and play fighting. Monkeys swing in high branches, goat kids leap on steep slopes. The fact that natural selection hasn't weeded out risky play, helps show that the benefits outweigh the risk. In experiments with rats and monkeys, youngsters deprived of this type of play show some interesting traits. When put into new situations, they overact with fear and fail to adapt and explore. Put in with an unfamiliar peer, they may alternate between freezing in fear and lashing out with inappropriate, ineffective, aggression. Are we setting up our kids for this behaviour? Ellen Sandseter, a professor at Queen Maud University in Trondheim, Norway, has identified six categories of risks that seem to attract children everywhere in their play. • Great heights - Children climb trees and other structures to scary heights, from which they gain a

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birds-eye view of the world and the thrilling feeling of I did it! • Rapid speeds - Children swing on ropes, playground swings, slide on sleds or playground slides, and ride bikes, skateboards, and other devices fast enough to produce the thrill of almost but not quite losing control. • Dangerous tools - Knives, bows and arrows, farm machinery (where work and play combine), or other tools known to be potentially dangerous. • Dangerous elements - Children love to play with fire, or in and around deep bodies of water, either of which poses some danger. • Rough and tumble - Children everywhere chase one another around and fight playfully. • Disappearing/getting lost. Little children play hide and seek and experience the thrill of temporary, scary separation from their

companions. One of play's major functions is to teach young mammals how to regulate fear and anger. In rough and tumble play, one player may accidentally hurt another, but to continue playing, to continue the fun, they must overcome that fear and anger. Children are designed by nature to teach themselves emotional resilience by playing in risky, emotion-inducing ways. In the long run, we endanger them far more by preventing such play than by allowing it. And, we deprive them of fun. Children are highly motivated to play in risky ways, but they are also very good at knowing their own capacities and avoiding risks they are not ready to take, either physically or emotionally. Our children know far better than we do what they are ready for. They stop when it hurts, or they change the way they are playing. Also, because it's all for fun, they take care not to hurt their playmates. We still need to watch over our kids but should we allow more risky play? To learn more about this and other parenting strategies, check out our upcoming workshops on the CROW website www.crowlanark. com. This content was adapted from Psychology Today April 2014 (Peter Gray Ph.D. Freedom to Learn). Jane Paul is the parent education co-ordinator with Children's Resources on Wheels

Survey shows surging use of winter tires Canadian drivers are adopting winter tires in record numbers, according to a new survey by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). Outside Quebec, where winter tires are the law, 61 per cent of Canadian drivers now use winter tires. The survey's findings, when compared to an identical study in 2014, show doubledigit or near double-digit increases in all regions outside of Quebec.

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Real estate will be sold by LIVE Public Auction Saturday January 28 @ 1 pm - 36 King Street, Richmond, Ontario NO BUYERS PREMIUM ON THE REAL ESTATE ! 3.5 acres of beautiful picturesque property with 450 feet of frontage on the Jock River. Property is fully fenced with many groomed and maturing hardwood and evergreen trees. 3 bedroom home, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry room (Stainless Steel Washer & Dryer sold with property), newly renovated kitchen (stainless steel Fridge & Stove sold with property), spacious dining room and living room. This property is located on a quiet cul de sac in the centre of historic Richmond, Ontario just minutes to Ottawa! Large 2-Storey workshop, INGROUND POOL, fully fenced backyard, 200 amp service. Drilled well on town sewage, Natural Gas

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Winter tire use by region, excluding Quebec • Nearly half (49 per cent) of British Columbia drivers now own winter tires, compared to 38 per cent in 2014 • Alberta's usage rate is now 55 per cent versus 45 per cent in 2014 • In Manitoba and Saskatchewan usage has climbed 11 percentage points to 50 per cent • 65 per cent of Ontario drivers now use winter tires compared 56 per cent in 2014 • In Atlantic Canada, where winter tire usage is traditionally second only to Quebec, usage has risen eight percentage points to 81 per cent Among the 30 per cent of drivers still not using winter tires, the belief that all-season tires provide sufficient traction (48 per cent) and cost (23 per

cent) are the most common barriers to adopting winter tires. To support consumer education efforts, TRAC has just released a new report detailing winter tire use in Canada and the latest market and test data. The full 2016 TRAC Winter Tire Report can be viewed by visiting http://bit.ly/Winter-Tire-Report-2016. Rising usage rates for winter tires are the result of significant improvements in tire technology, particularly in tread design and rubber compounds. These advances have improved traction performance across all tire categories, but especially for winter tires. The softer tread compounds in today's winter tires retain their flexibility even in extreme cold. At temperatures at or below 7 degrees Celsius, winter tires provide significantly better traction than all other types. The result is significantly greater control on all cold-weather road surfaces and shorter stopping distances. Factors driving winter tire usage include consumer education by industry and government and provincial financial incentives, such as Manitoba's low interest winter tire financing program and Ontario's mandatory auto insurance premium discount.

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"Drivers adopting winter tires in record numbers is fabulous news because it means Canada's roadways in winter are becoming significantly safer," says Glenn Maidment, president of TRAC. "However, the fact that three-in-ten motorists still do not own winter tires poses a threat to all motorists. This is why outreach to educate drivers continues to be needed. Every motorist needs to know that today's high-tech winter tires radically outperform all-seasons in all coldweather driving conditions and offer potentially life-saving benefits." Winter tires save lives Since Quebec introduced mandatory use of winter tires in 2008, the provincial government has studied the impact on road safety and personal injury accidents. A study released in 2011 found that universal use of winter tires was responsible for a five per cent decline in winter road-accident injuries. This research concluded that 574 people were spared being involved in a personal injury accident because of universal winter tire use. The study also showed a three per cent drop in deaths and serious road accident injuries. Submitted by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada


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shuttle must reserve their spots in advance, by calling 613-624-5925. Wake up bright and early and hit the festival Saturday, Jan. 21 for a pancake breakfast in the upper hall of the Stewart Community Centre from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and younger. Live entertainment will also be on offer. After filling up with a hearty meal, the festival’s snowmobile rally gets underway at 9 a.m., weather permitting. Snowmobilers will hit local trails for a day of winter fun. Registration takes place at the fire hall and the entry fee is $20 per sled. Sunday, Jan. 22 begins with an ecumenical church service at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. A light lunch will be offered after the service. Afterwards, visitors can take in the Vintage Snowmobile Show from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pakenham ball diamond. While perusing the antiques, enjoy a barbecue, hot chocolate and 50/50 draw. The fun continues throughout the week with Bingo Night on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Pakenham Public School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the games kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 will see a 4-hand euchre tournament from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community centre upper hall. Admission is $5 per person which includes a light snack and prizes. The community is invited

out for the ever-popular Fish and Chips Dinner Friday, Jan. 27 in the upper hall of the community centre. Tickets are only offered in advance and must be purchased by Jan. 22. They are available at $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger at Nicholson’s Store. In the evening, the community centre will keep hopping with appreciation ceremonies at 7:15 p.m. at the arena’s centre ice. The Pakenham Public School Children’s Choir will sing O Canada before the puck drops for the Jr. B hockey game between the Arnprior Packers and Ottawa West Golden Knights. The final day of the Pakenham Frost Festival unfolds on Saturday, Jan. 28, highlighted by the annual Tobogganing Party at Pakenham Highlands Golf Course at noon. A new event this year will be 5 Span Sculpturing, offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5 Span Feed & Seed. Hot dogs and hot cocoa will be available to warm visitors up. Later, Frost Festival Pub Night kicks off in the community centre’s upper hall at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended and are available at Nicholson’s Store for $15. At the door, the cost will be $20. The Ryans will begin live entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by comedian Casey Corbin from 9 to 10 p.m. The evening also includes a bake auction with John O’Neill. For this event, Barr Bus Lines Ltd. is again offering complimentary shuttle service within the Pakenham area from midnight to 1 a.m.

CHURCH DIRECTORY

Please submit all changes for the directory to Cheryl Johnston at 613-283-3182 ext 184 or email to cheryl.johnston@metroland.com

Harvest Community Church Church meets: Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 Hwy 15, Franktown When: EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:42 am (Children’s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 552-1323 Email: scott@harvestcc.ca Web: www.harvestcc.ca Pastor: Scott Ridenour Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613-256-2184 apc@trytel.com Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director 11:00 am – Worship Service & Sunday School Celebrating 183 years in Mississippi Mills All Welcome Holy Name of Mary St. Mary’s Parish Almonte 613-256-1034 Rev. Paul J. Gaudet SATURDAY MASS - 4:30 pm SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 am – 10:30 am Children’s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times & programs) www.holynameofmaryparish.com Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 am – SUNDAY WORSHIP & Sunday School Child Care Available Website: www.almonteunited.com Email: office@almonteunited.com Office Hours: 9 am–12 pm Mon–Fri. For Transportation call the office. Zion-Memorial United Church 37 Franklin Street • 613-257-2133 10:30 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday School & Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Judith Evenden, M.Div. WARM WELCOME TO ALL!

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www.almontecivitan.com • 613-256-6234 The Almonte Civitan Club wishes everyone a Happy New Year and thank you to the community of Mississippi Mills for their continued support.

We are donating $200 to the Foodbank on behalf of The Ukulele Ladies and Sage Age Theatre for performing at our Christmas Pot Luck who were greatly enjoyed by our volunteers.

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EVENINGS OF WINE TASTING Hosted by our local Civitan Sommelier 3 wines will be tasted each night

Mix & mingle and learn about wines of the world PROCEEDS TO LOCAL CHARITIES Feb 7, 2017 - May 16, 2017 7 to 9:30pm Almonte Civitan Community Hall

$25 per night or All 8 nights for $175

This Year, 2017 we believe that Jesus is seeking you, nudging you to respond. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CARING COMMUNITY, A REASON FOR HOPE, PLEASE CONNECT WITH US. We have Sunday Services and Sunday School with Nursery at 10:00 am–11:15 am. Refreshments and fellowship time after the services. And 3 stimulating Study Groups mid week. Come and join us you will be welcome. 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place For more information please call Rev. Dave Kemp, 613-257-5490. We are a Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing parish in the Anglican Church in North America. www.eternalhopechurch.org Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge The United Church of Canada Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin Fully Accessible ashtonmunsterchurch.ca for more information Everyone Welcome. Child Care provided.

Parish of Franktown-Innisville Anglican Churches The Rev. David Vavasour 613-257-1340 www.franktown-innisvilleparish.ca Sunday, January 15th and 22nd St. James at 9:00 a.m. Sunday’s Kool at 9:00 a.m. in Centennial Hall St. John’s at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, January 29th One Joint Parish Service at 9:00 at St. James All are Welcome!

Reformed Presbyterian Church Christ Centred – People Focused 273 Almonte St., Almonte SERVICES: 10 am EACH SUNDAY Worship Services every Sunday at 10 am 2nd services – 2 pm – 1st Sunday of every month 6 pm – 2nd thru 5th Sundays Weekly Small groups and youth group Church office 613-256-2816 website: hillsiderpc.ca

117 Victoria St., Carleton Place 613-257-5109 contact@carletonplaceadventists.org www.carletonplaceadventists.org Pastor: Didier Fourny SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School – 9:30 am Divine Service – 11:00 am EVERYONE WELCOME!!

Cornerstone Community Church 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte (at the round-about) Pastor Dave Moriarity 613-256-4995 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 am Ample Parking – Fully Accessible Nursery Care/Sunday School Weekly Bible Study & Prayer * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * A Free Methodist Congregation The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt Street 613-257-4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: info@cplighthouse.org Sunday Services 10 am Celebration Service & Children’s Church Contact us for more information Personal prayer available Tuesdays & Thursdays 12–2:30 pm Call or come by Contact Barb

Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30 am SUNDAY Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 www.ovv.ca St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., Carleton Place Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 9 am & 11 am Handicap Access Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck Discovery Hour 10 am Worship Service 11 am Prayer & Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm All Welcome! Handicap access www.carletonplacebaptist.ca

St. James “The Anglican Church in Carleton Place” By the river, we are growing 62 Clyde St., Almonte 613-256-1771 www.stpaulsalmonte.ca office@stpaulsalmonte.ca Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you here.

225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178

Sunday Services 8:00 am: BCP spoken Eucharist 9:15 am: BAS Eucharist (Choir & Organ) 11:00 am: Eucharist (Praise Team) A variety of styles in a less formal atmosphere.

Thursday, January 19 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Please consult our website for service time changes and other info www.stpaulsalmonte.ca

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Web site - stjamescarletonplace.org Sunday, January 15, 2017 Second Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday School

Rector The Rev’d. Brian Kauk Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director Patricia Grainger Fully accessible


Year in Review part two: The events that shaped our communities in 2016 The following is the conclusion of our 2016 Year in Review section, which takes a look back at the news and events that dominated Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place and Beckwith in 2016. July July 7, 2016 As the Mississippi River flowed beneath their feet, more than 50 residents voiced their opinions for it to remain that way July 4 during a peaceful protest against the planned Enerdu dam project. Protesters held hands across the river as they held familiar ‘Save Our River’ signs chanting “Enerdu… Enerdon’t!” during the afternoon protest, organized by Linda Manzer. Enerdu Power Systems, owned by Jeff Cavanagh, was given the green light to go ahead with the 5,000 square foot hydroelectric dam project in mid-June by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Concerned resident George Yaremchuk said the project should not have been given final approval, particularly due to the endangered rapids clubtail dragonfly, which has been present near the dam site on the river. “This is our last hurrah. We’re hoping for a miracle…basically our thoughts are that MNRF hasn’t lived up to what they’re supposed to be doing,” he stated. The vice chair of the Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) is under fire after voicing his disappointment with the mayor on social media. The Canadian Gazette has obtained a letter addressed to BIA board chair Rocky McDonald and signed by town chief administrative officer (CAO) Paul Knowles regarding Volundur Thorbjornsson. The correspondence is dated June 16. “It has come to our attention that a member of your board, Volundur Thorbjornsson, has been posting disturbing images and messages on social media,” wrote Knowles. “We believe this to be a contravention of your code of conduct and we ask that your board take appropriate action,” he continued. Copies of Thorbjornsson’s postings accompanied the letter. Co-owner of the Ottawa Business Centre, Thorbjornsson was appointed to the BIA’s vice chair position in February this year. What began as a dismantled heritage barn has been transformed into an elegant, country loft venue for Stonefields Event Destination in Beckwith. Stonefields Loft will be unveiled to the public during a grand opening event July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m., complete with tours of the three-season event facility and a ribbon cutting ceremony with Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos, deputy mayor Jerry Flynn and Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd. “Our vision truly came to fruition... we wanted to have a barn-style venue

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Carter Reid, left, and sister Lilly, both students at Holy Name of Mary Catholic School in Almonte, hold up signs protesting Mississippi Mills council’s proposal to sell off the parcel of land next to the school and the adjacent Don Maynard Park space. The siblings were at a meeting in the schoolyard July 25, organized by Holy Name of Mary’s parent council. without it feeling too rustic,” said Stephanie Brown, who owns Stonefields with husband Steve Malenfant, during an interview this week with the Canadian Gazette. July 14, 2016 Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools and Canica Design, a medical tool company based in Almonte, has passed away at the age of 78. On Thursday afternoon, July 7, an in memoriam was posted on the Lee Valley Tools website, www.leevalley. com in Lee’s honour. Lee passed away earlier that morning in an Ottawa hospital. Born in 1938 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Lee studied civil engineering before going on to receive his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Queen’s University. He founded his namesake Lee Valley Tools in 1978 when the first catalog was published. Mississippi Mills’ plans to sell a park dedicated to a late community leader has his family and neighbouring residents of the park upset over what they feel is a “disrespectful” move. Neighbours within 200 metres of Don Maynard Park, located within the Gale Street subdivision, received a notice of a public meeting set for Tuesday, Aug. 9 over the Canada Day long weekend, alerting them to the municipality’s decision to consider the sale of the park, as well as the neighbouring block of land adjacent to Holy Name of Mary Catholic School. Maynard, who moved to Almonte in 1951, had the park dedicated in his honour in August 2003 and enjoyed a 33-year teaching career at Almonte and District High School, living in the town with his wife and six children. A scaled back version of the new lighting project for Riverside Park in Carleton Place was approved during the recent policy review committee meeting, held June 28. The contract, almost $215,000 (includes tax), was awarded to JWK

July 21, 2016 The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) board has rendered its decision pertaining to a request from the town to “take appropriate action” against one of its members. On July 13, during a meeting of the BIA board, held at Carambeck Community Centre, members moved in camera to discuss a letter sent last month (June 16) to chair Rocky McDonald. The correspondence, which was signed by chief administrative officer (CAO) Paul Knowles, concerned vice chair Volundur (Wally) Thorbjornsson. A local developer and one of three owners of the Ottawa Business Centre, Thorbjornsson joined the BIA board in February this year and immediately assumed the position of vice chair. As part of a re-organization of Mississippi Mills’ committee structure that’s been ongoing since 2004, the

municipality is moving ahead with the consolidation of its council and committee of the whole meetings. The matter was discussed at length during the June 28 committee of the whole session and endorsed unanimously by council members. According to a report prepared by clerk Shawna Stone, the current meeting structure to hold council and then committee of the whole on the same evening, was adopted in 2013. This thank you was nothing short of a slam dunk. The Friends of Augusta Street Park’s second installment of their 5 Wednesdays in July summer potluck and concert series July 12 honoured Almonte’s famous son and inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith, and NBA Canada’s contribution in redeveloping the basketball court in the park. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of basketball, invented by Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

adjacent green space the school currently uses as its primary school yard. Organized by Holy Name of Mary’s parent council, residents had the opportunity to walk the large parcel of land, blocked off by pylons, to see what will be lost if the sale of land is approved. It was also a chance to drum up support for the upcoming public meeting on the matter, set for Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the municipal office. “I started this little gathering a few weeks ago when I found out what was going on and I thought it was important that the members of our (parent) council be aware of what’s going on,” noted parent council chair Jennifer Cooney, adding that if Block 42 (the green space next to the school) is sold, the property line will be “within a few feet of our playground…quite simply, we just wanted people to visually see the space that is in jeopardy.” Carleton Place’s Rosemary Breman School of Dancing senior choreography team has won the Canadian July 28, 2016 Choreography Championship at the A few hundred residents turned ScotDance Canada Championship out to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Series, which ran July 6 to 10 in WinSchool July 25 to express their distaste nipeg, Man. at Mississippi Mills council’s proposal See YIR page A/CP11 to sell Don Maynard Park and the

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August Aug. 4, 2016 Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. Carleton Place celebrated the grand opening of its new skate park at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena) on July 27. Festivities included a ribbon cutting ceremony with town staff, local politicians, members of the parks and recreation committee and area youth. “This new skate park is a great addition to our recreation facilities,” mayor Louis Antonakos told the Canadian Gazette, “and it’s the beginning of a much larger investment.” However, he noted the location, in the arena’s parking lot, was only temporary. “Come October, the skate park will be taken down and stored for the winter,” recreation and culture department manager Joanne Henderson explained. “We will bring it back in the spring.” Intended for skateboards, scooters and bikes, components of the new skate park are as follows: bank ramps; grind rail (round); grind rail (kinked); grind box; grind ledge; stairs and quarter pipe. A few seeds, a little water and a lot of care is producing a bountiful harvest at the Lanark County Food Bank – The Hunger Stop’s new community gardens. Unveiled back in May during the

grand opening of their expansion, wooden gardening plots have taken over the space in front of the food bank, which now includes a sitting area. The plots include zucchini, cucumber, turnip, yellow and green beans, radishes and more. Raspberries, green pepper, cherry tomatoes and sweet potatoes can be found in boxes lining the left side of the building on Allan Street. Food bank manager Karin Nakamura noted the concept of the gardens was not only to feed the community, but to beautify the area as well. Aug. 11, 2016 One Carleton Place council member’s request for an in-camera item to be discussed in open session has been denied. During the Aug. 2 policy review committee meeting, as council prepared to enter a closed session to review a number of items, Coun. Doug Black suggested one of the matters be discussed publicly. He placed a motion on the floor, seconded by Coun. Sean Redmond. The issue, noted in the committee agenda, could involve potential litigation affecting the municipality and concerns the property at 130 Industrial Avenue, Scandia Business Park, owned by developer Wally Thorbjornsson. “I asked for this to be in open session,” Black said, noting he had consulted with Carleton Place CAO Paul Knowles prior to making the motion. “I asked his advice on whether we

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should or shouldn’t (discuss it openly). bers, spilled into the lobby and set up I took his advice.” lawn chairs outside the municipal office to show support for the retention of Aug. 18, 2016 the green space. The meeting was also Carleton Place OPP responded to a streamed online by the municipality. call on Monday, Aug. 15 concerning the A new committee, enacted to serve as well-being of a male. an advocacy group for all taxpayers in Officers, with assistance from the Mississippi Mills, will soon be up and OPP East Region Emergency Response running. Team, the OPP Tactics and Rescue Plans for the Pakenham-RamsayUnit and the OPP Canine Unit, at- Almonte Taxpayers’ Action Committee tended a residence at 100 High St., the were announced during the Aug. 9 Missite of Sno-White Coin Wash, around sissippi Mills committee of the whole 10:30 a.m. meeting. Prior to the meeting, commitIn the interest of public safety, a por- tee members had a trailer set up outside tion of High Street was blocked off and the municipal office offering informahomes in the immediate area were evac- tion on the group. uated, OPP Const. Greg Streng told the According to Paul Haliburton, who Canadian Gazette. made a statement on behalf of the In what’s typically considered a small group, “a working committee of conand uneventful town, residents were un- cerned citizens has been appointed by a easy by the heavy police presence, which group of concerned citizens to develop included multiple cruisers and vans, an a road map, laying out a plan for the dearmoured truck and officers in camou- velopment of a ratepayers’ group.” flage carrying assault rifles and patrolling the area. Drones were also seen Aug. 25, 2016 hovering over the location. Significant changes are coming to the Passion for parkland and green Carleton Place Business Improvement space almost prompted an early end to Association (BIA), and the organizaa public meeting after Mississippi Mills tion’s board unveiled its restructuring council walked out of chambers Aug. 9. plans to members on Aug. 17, during a Hundreds gathered for the public gathering at the Ottawa Business Cenmeeting to discuss council’s proposal tre. to sell off Don Maynard Park and an “We’ve been talking about restrucadjacent block of land (block 42), cur- turing since the annual meeting in Janurently used by Holy Name of Mary ary,” director Sean Lawrence said. Catholic School as part of their school Resulting from the proposed re-orgayard. Residents filled council cham- nization, Cathie McOrmond’s project

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manager position is being eliminated. McOrmond joined the BIA nearly 12 years ago, hired initially on a six-month maternity contract. “We are going with a part-time administrative position instead,” Lawrence explained. Not all BIA members were pleased with the news of McOrmond’s pending departure – and especially how she was notified about the situation. “I’m sick of rumours,” Leslie Rouble said. “I want to know what’s true so I’m not harbouring feelings...” Two former staff members in Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren’s office say he was fully aware of false testimonials that were placed on his website. The testimonials were removed following media reports that they were stock photos of people from around the world and not constituents here in the riding. MacLaren apologized, but later was quoted as saying staff members – who have now moved on – made the decision. He claimed former staffers were responsible for the photos, but has what he termed superior people in place working in his office now. “We, his former employees, wish to set the record straight,” Jessica Lauren Annis and Debbie Wilson penned in a letter to the editor published in the July 25 Toronto Star. See REVIEW page A/CP12

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September Sept. 1, 2016 Before the end of 2016, a vacant lot in Carleton Place will give way to a single-family home, embracing birthday celebrations, holiday traditions and quiet family moments. On Aug. 18, surrounded by volunteers and community members, representatives with Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO) held a groundbreaking ceremony at 204 Crampton Dr., marking the journey the Michaelis family is embarking on towards homeownership. From Carleton Place, the Michaelis family consists of parents Shane and Laura (Beauchamp) and five children: Tamara, 11; Zachary, 10; seven-yearold Holly-Rose; six-year-old Kylie; and two-year-old Sydney. The clan is increasing by one later this year, as Laura is expecting. At present, the family rents a cramped, older home in town. One local artist’s creativity has ensured the legacy of one of Almonte’s famous sons will live on for future generations. A mural depicting famed geologist, war veteran and author James Mackintosh Bell, was unveiled at the North Lanark Regional Museum (NLRM) in Appleton Thursday, Aug. 25 before a crowd of North Lanark Historical Society board representatives and members of the public. It was completed by young artist Alexander Braun, a recent graduate of Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place. Sept. 8, 2016 Beckwith Animal Hospital in Carleton Place has closed its doors for business, after serving the community for 20 years. In a communiqué to customers, Dr. Lisa Ashdown stated, “It is with very heavy hearts we are writing to inform you Beckwith Animal Hospital is unfortunately going out of business, effective Aug. 21.” The veterinary clinic, located at 355 Franktown Rd., had to close due to financial reasons, Ashdown told the Canadian Gazette on Friday, Sept. 2.

In addition to the veterinarian, Beckwith Animal Hospital employed two registered veterinary technicians: Andrea Waite-Igarik and Stacey Barnes. “All three of us staff members will eventually be moving onto new jobs – likely still in the Ottawa region,” Ashdown said. Beckwith Township has been kicking around the idea of building a splash pad and new playground at Beckwith Park for a couple of years and it looks like those plans will come to fruition next summer. “It’s happening,” Reeve Richard Kidd told the Canadian Gazette on Sept. 2, “and our goal is to have everything in place by July 1, 2017.” The Beckwith Community Splash Pad and Playground Fundraising Committee, a sub-group of the township’s recreation committee, was established in November 2015 to increase awareness and fundraise for the project, estimated to cost $350,000. Sept. 15, 2016 The revitalized Mississippi Mills Youth Centre will soon have a place to call home. At the Sept. 6 meeting, Mississippi Mills committee of the whole endorsed CAO Diane Smithson’s recommendation to enter into a three-year lease for the rental of 134 Main Street, the former Mac’s location. MMYC executive director Les Voakes and interim board members in attendance at the meeting, applauded the decision when the motion was carried. Council was pleased to see a location had been found. “...It’s nice and close and very approachable. Very good work,” noted Coun. Paul Watters. Natasha Peterson of Carleton Place can now add award-winning author to her résumé. Peterson’s new book, Gayle the Goose Goes Global, won a Canada Book Award on Sept. 4. The writer sat down with the Canadian Gazette on Sept. 7 to talk about the experience. “It sounds so corny, but it’s a dream come true,” Peterson said. The Canada Book Awards recognize and promote the outstanding ac-

complishments and contributions of Canadian authors to the publishing world. Other award recipients include Jann Arden, Catherine McKenzie and Barbara Reid. Carleton Place residents Ron Goebel and Alex Lewis were among the recipients of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, which Gov. Gen. David Johnston awarded them in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sept. 7. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. An official Canadian honour, the medal incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Town of Carleton Place has decided a partnership to pursue developing waterpower on the Mississippi River at this time is not for them. The choice was unanimous among council members during the Sept. 6 physical environment committee meeting. Following an appearance before council on Aug. 2, the owner of MacArthur Island, James Mikulasik hoped for a partnership with the municipality to re-introduce power generation, even calling it a “no brainer.” Sept. 22, 2016 Rocky McDonald has resigned as chair of Downtown Carleton Place, formerly the Business Improvement Association (BIA), in the midst of restructuring. “It was not an easy decision,” McDonald told the Canadian Gazette on Sept. 16, during an interview at his business – Body Graphics Tattoo. His resignation became effective on Sept. 7. “The BIA was starting to require a lot of time in order to accommodate the new changes, and I am going to be heading into other business ventures within town,” McDonald said. “I cannot put the time forth.” Book lovers will still have access to the Pakenham branch of the Mississippi Public Library during its expansion, only in a location just down the road. On Sept. 6, Mississippi Mills com-

mittee of the whole endorsed entering into a facility collaboration agreement with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) to allow the library to offer interim services within Pakenham Public School. As an employee of the library, Coun. Jill McCubbin declared a pecuniary interest and did not participate in discussions. Coun. Denzil Ferguson, who is chair of the Pakenham Library Building Committee, noted time was running out to find an interim space, with the groundbreaking for the library’s expansion anticipated in mid-October. Ongoing demands placed upon Mississippi Mills’ administration department, has prompted the hiring of a deputy clerk for a six-month contract position. Mississippi Mills committee of the whole endorsed the recommendation during its Sept. 6 session. The matter was expected to be formally passed at the Sept. 18 council meeting. In a report from clerk Shawna Stone, she indicated staffing deficiencies aren’t a new issue, but have been discussed since the November 2012 operational review, which recommended a deputy clerk position be added within five years. It’s a “very obvious human resources gap we have,” she noted. This matter was part of an in-camera session Aug. 31. Sept. 29, 2016 Mississippi Mills is now the proud home of the only municipal geoheritage park in Canada after the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park was officially unveiled Sept. 24. Local dignitaries, members of the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park Committee, experts in geology, and the public gathered on a sunny day by the water to christen what community member Neil Carleton calls, “a community showcase.” The park features rock specimens (limestone, sandstone, dolostone, etc.) on permanent display from around Lanark County and the Ottawa Valley, which have been arranged in a circular manner on concrete slabs, surrounded by young trees and a fully accessible walkway. Two benches can also be

found nearby for visitors to rest and an interpretive sign installed earlier in the summer. Staff members at Eastway Fire & Rescue Vehicles (EFRV) call themselves “great people working hard to build great trucks.” “We are the same people as Almonte Fire Trucks, Seagrave Canada...the whole chain,” EFRV marketer Morgan Needham told the Canadian Gazette, “and some of us have been in this industry 20-plus years.” However, she stressed EFRV is a new company, established in 2016. After the closing of Eastway911 last November, staff made a commitment to re-establish the business...to continue the tradition of designing and manufacturing a line of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles for a variety of markets. Following months of intense planning and discussions, EFRV “officially opened in May at this location,” Needham said. “We are beyond thrilled,” EFRV director of operations John Kooiman said. “It is intensely exciting.” October Oct. 6, 2016 If the Upper Canada District School Board’s (UCDSB) pupil accommodation review is approved, it could signal the end for 29 schools, including Pakenham Public School and Caldwell Street Public School. During the Sept. 28 UCDSB meeting at the board office in Brockville, trustees endorsed a 188-page report, entitled ‘Building for the Future,’ which proposes potential school closures throughout the board and addresses a capital priorities plan. The approval of that report triggered a public consultation process, or pupil accommodation review, to roll out this fall and winter. “Tonight’s meeting was not about the board closing any schools,” said board chair Jeff McMillan in a press release issued by the UCDSB. “Instead, it’s about the board opening a conversation with our parents and school communities.” See YEAR page A/CP14

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It’s a conversation Jennifer Downey, chair of the school council chair for Pakenham Public School is ready to have. “We’re fighting this tooth and nail to ensure our school remains open. This community will not stand for this,” she remarked. Downey has two kids at the school, currently in grades 1 and 3. “I chose to keep my kids in Pakenham because it’s a small community and it was the type of education that we want.” Pakenham is included with 16 other schools in the first of three categories outlined, which could see the school close by June 30, 2017. At this time, the report recommends the overflow could be handled by R. Tait McKenzie Public School in Almonte. Caldwell Street Public School falls into category three of the report with seven other schools, where school closures will be conditional on Ministry of Education approval for rebuilds or facility improvements. Yvonne Kilpatrick is Carleton Place’s 2016 Senior of the Year. She was bestowed the honour on Oct. 1, National Seniors Day, during a banquet at the parish hall of St. James Anglican Church. Kilpatrick was nominated alongside Ray Elgersma, Gordon MacNabb, Audrey Proulx and David Whiteley. Oct. 13, 2016 The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s (MVTM) project to restore the Almonte post office clock tower has been included as part of the national This Place Matters competition, it was announced Oct. 5. Spearheaded by The National Trust for Canada, the online competition will see 14 communities across Canada compete online for a $40,000 grand prize to revitalize aspects of their downtown cores. The MVTM project also includes a social media app to commemorate workers’ foot paths and stories. Earlier this year Lanark County became part owner of a section of the abandoned Canadian Pacific Rail (CPR) corridor. In partnership with Renfrew County and Papineau-Cameron, the section runs from Sturgess Road in Montague Township to the Renfrew/Ottawa border. Opening the door to many recreational opportunities, “Lanark County is expected to begin discussion this winter to determine the detailed plans for this corridor,” Carleton Place chief administrative officer (CAO) Paul Knowles said during the policy review committee meeting on Oct. 4.

“It would be a wonderful thing to have a trail from Smiths Falls all the way to Pembroke,” he added. Oct. 20, 2016 Pakenham residents concerned about the state of their well and septic systems have appealed to Mississippi Mills council for help. Sherryl Smith, spokesperson for the Bridging Generations Committee, made a presentation to Mississippi Mills council during its Oct. 4 session. Backed by many homeowners in the audience, Smith said the water and sewer issues in Pakenham is a historical issue and nothing has been done to solve the problems. Two public meetings, the most recent of which was held Sept. 26 at Stewart Community Centre, has shown “people are very concerned.” The problem is essentially the location of Pakenham, Smith said. “…We sit in a very unusual geographic and geological formation where we’re on cracked limestone and in a little basin so the aquifers and the water sources have a high potential for contamination because the lots are small and we’re all on septics.” All residents in Pakenham are on wells and either have septic systems or holding tanks, including the businesses. Smith said some are even forced to pump their tanks up to three times a year. These issues also affect their property values. Carleton Place is mourning the loss of a dedicated, community-minded citizen. Denzil Baird, at the age of 91, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH). His wife, Mary Jean, was at his side. Deputy mayor Jerry Flynn considered himself fortunate to have known Baird. “Denzil’s contributions to the Town of Carleton Place, especially to the hospital, were exemplary of an individual who had a great love of community,” he told the Canadian Gazette. “Life contributors like Denzil are few and far between,” Flynn continued, “and they are a huge loss on their passing.” Oct. 27, 2016 Small businesses are a vital part of any community and Mississippi Mills paid tribute to some of theirs during the inaugural Longstanding Business Recognition Evening Oct. 20. A reception was held at Almonte Old Town Hall to honour 28 businesses who have been in operation for more than 25, 35, 50 and 65 years. Starting in 2017, Paul

Knowles is scheduled to retire as Carleton Place chief administrative officer (CAO), but he is not leaving public service. Knowles, upon the hiring of a new CAO, will begin working with the town as a project manager. He will undertake special planning, building and public works projects, the town announced on Wednesday, Oct. 26. “Succession planning really is a concern across the county,” Mayor Louis Antonakos recently told the Canadian Gazette. “We have all these fantastic, long-serving employees...” Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited was named business of the year during the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce fourth annual Business Awards of Excellent Gala on Friday, Oct. 21. The sold-out event took place at Stonefields Event Destination in Beckwith, celebrating exceptional individuals and businesses in the community. The vice chair of the chamber board, Greg Smith noted Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited was selected for its excellence in business operations, including financial management, environmental practices, customer service, sales and marketing. Compromise was the word of the day Oct. 18 with Mississippi Mills council hopeful that has been achieved with their decision to retain a portion of Don Maynard Park. Following a committee of the whole discussion that lasted more than an hour on the highly publicized topic, council members voted for an option that will sell parts of Don Maynard Park (block 40) and block 42 (green space adjacent to Holy Name of Mary Catholic School). A full gallery was in attendance, spilling out into the lobby area, where three bylaw enforcement officers were stationed. “This is a compromise option,” stated recreation manager Calvin Murphy in his report to council. Originally, funds from the sale of the two parcels of land was to be put towards other recreational initiatives in the community, including the Gemmill Park upgrades. Murphy said that’s still the case, although “it is uncertain as to how much revenue would be generated from the sale of the land though any revenue generated would be applied towards enhancing the features for the Gemmill Park project and/or enhancing other park developments in the Almonte ward, if available.”

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November Nov. 3, 2016 The green light was given Oct. 28 for Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) to expand its emergency department with a 9,000-squarefoot addition. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care was at CDPMH to make the official announcement, which he said will improve access to emergency care services, help reduce wait times for residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities, as well as accommodate higher-level diagnostic and therapeutic needs. The hospital will receive a total of $8.75 million from the province, but will be tasked with raising the remaining $1.24 million for the upgrades to the emergency department. The total cost of the project is estimated at $9.99 million. “The new emergency department will ensure more patients are able to receive emergency health care services where they need them, when they need them,” Hoskins said. Pakenham Public School (PPS) school council is determined to ensure the institution remains a place of learning for generations to come. The council organized a public information night for parents, members of the community, municipal officials and council members at the school

on Oct. 27. The gymnasium was filled with an audience interested in learning about the efforts of the council to keep the school open, which was slated for potential closure Sept. 28 in an Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) report. Since hearing the news, the school council has hit the ground running, sending letters home to parents and businesses in Pakenham, as well as meeting with Mississippi Mills staff and councillors. “Our school is a subject I’m very passionate about as I know all of you are,” remarked PPS school council chair Jennifer Downey. “The purpose of the meeting is to make sure everyone is aware of what’s happening.” Nov. 10, 2016 Silver Cross representative Joan Bray, 91, will lay a wreath during the Remembrance Day service in Carleton Place on Nov. 11, taking those symbolic steps towards the cenotaph in silence and with dignity. Friday’s service, hosted by branch 192 of the Royal Canadian Legion, begins at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park. “I did not need to think about it,” Bray said about being asked by the legion in 2015 to lay the wreath. “I thought, as long as the good Lord gives me the get up and go I will use it.” Veterans put their lives on the line for their county, and becoming a member of the legion is the ultimate way to show

your appreciation for that service. On Friday, Oct. 28, in front of legion members, friends and staff, Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos was sworn in to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 by president Brian Comeau and first vice president and sergeant-atarms Peter Schaffer. Looking on was Antonakos’ sponsor, retired United Nations peacekeeper Jake Gallipeau. In an interview with the Canadian Gazette before his swearing-in ceremony in the council chambers at town hall, Antonakos said he was honoured the legion accepted him as one of their own.

ordinator/program development Paige McCabe. The historic Cedar Hill School House in Pakenham is set to get a new coat of paint. Mississippi Mills council members recommended painting the exterior of the school house during the Oct. 18 committee of the whole session. While exploratory work and more upgrades are required, the painting would buy the municipality a couple of years to properly plan for further work. The budget available for restoration work is $17,000 ($9,000 for the municipality, $8,000 from the Friends of the Cedar Hill School House). The paintNov. 17, 2016 ing will cost approximately $10,000 Local McDonald’s franchisees Tim while the remaining $7,000 will be put and Lorraine Carter of Carter Foods towards bell tower and front entrance Ltd. opened the doors to their new Mc- repairs. Donald’s restaurant in Carleton Place on Nov. 11. Nov. 24, 2016 “Let us get the rumours out of the Save our school - but which ones? way,” Tim said with a laugh. “The McThe first in a series of public meetDonald’s in Walmart is staying.” ings to address the ARC (accommoTo celebrate their new restaurant, dation review committee) looking at the Carters held a VIP grand open- possible school closings in the area was ing – a sneak peek luncheon and tour held at Perth and District Collegiate In– on Nov. 9. Local MPP Randy Hillier, stitute on Wednesday, Nov. 16, as sevmayor Louis Antonakos and deputy eral local school representatives made mayor Jerry Flynn attended, along with their cases to keep their neighbourhood family, friends, business and commu- schools open. nity leaders and three representatives The meeting saw members of the from Ronald McDonald House Otta- ARC on stage, and, rather than a forwa (RMHO): executive director Carol mal presentation from the Upper CanHouston, director of family services ada District School Board (UCDSB) Cheryl Levasseur and volunteer co- explaining its rationale behind looking

at possibly closing schools, the capacity crowd watched a video from the UCDSB instead. Shoppers in Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills were treated to some holiday cheer as they gathered up groceries during the launch of the MississippiRideau Lakes Corps of the Salvation Army’s 2016 Christmas Kettle campaign Nov. 18. Kick-off events were held at Mitchell’s Independent Grocer in Carleton Place and Patrice’s Independent Grocer where Salvation Army supporters, community members and local politicians helped usher in the campaign. They were joined by the corps’ Joyful Bells musical group to infuse some holiday spirit. Former Downtown Carleton Place project manager Cathie McOrmond took the first shift, ringing the bells at Mitchell’s. According to Major Sharon Rowsell, who along with husband Owen coordinates the Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps of the Salvation Army, this year’s campaign goal is $260,000, between the kettle campaign and letter appeal initiatives. December Dec. 1, 2016 Carleton Place is counting down to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. See REFLECT page A/CP16

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• Eat only half the meal. Restaurant portions tend to be bigger than portions diners would make for themselves at home. In fact, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute notes that food portions at restaurants have doubled or tripled over the last 20 years. Diners who want to dine out but prevent overeating can ask that half of their entrées be boxed before the meal even makes it to the table. In addition, avoid appetizers and choose coffee or tea as dessert instead of high-calorie and sugarladen baked or frozen desserts.

• Make sure salads are healthy. Some diners mistakenly believe that all salads are the same. However, salads loaded with bacon and cheese and smothered in creamy dressings can be just as detrimental to diners’ waistlines as large entrées cooked in an unhealthy way. When ordering salads, make sure the salad is loaded with healthy fare like raw vegetables and choose a low-calorie, low-fat dressing. • Peruse menus before leaving home. Perusing menus online before leaving home allows diners to find restaurants that offer the kind of healthy fare they’re looking for. Arriving at a restaurant without knowing its menu increases the chances that diners will simply choose something from the menu, regardless of how healthy it may be. Health-conscious diners can still enjoy nights out on the town without sacrificing their waistlines or putting their long-term health in jeopardy.


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“We are ready to celebrate with lots of opportunities for community participation,” community programmer Jessica Smith recently told the Canadian Gazette. Smith is also a member of the Canada 150th organizing committee, a group of dedicated individuals, who have been meeting monthly since March 2016 to plan a year-long celebration of events and activities that will leave a lasting impact on the community. “Members have a key interest in special events,” she noted, “and in fostering community participation.” It’s been a more than twoyear process, but youth in Mississippi Mills will finally have a place to call their own Dec. 8. The community is welcome to explore the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre’s new digs during its grand opening event Thursday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 134 Main St. (the former Mac’s location) in Almonte. According to executive director Les Voakes, who was hired on this past June, the finishing touches are being put on what he calls the “perfect spot” for the centre. Tucked away into the residential neighbourhoods of Almonte

is where Orchard View By the Mississippi, the area’s newest retirement living community, can be found. Members of the public, residents and local dignitaries were given the opportunity to tour the stately four-floor retirement home during its grand opening Nov. 17. Located at 219 Paterson Street, this is newest addition to Orchard View Retirement Living, founded by Tony Princiotta in 1999. His son Joe now carries on his legacy of creating spaces where seniors can live and thrive in their communities. Dec. 8, 2016 Connor Edwards has been named the Carleton Place Citizen of the Year for 2016. On Friday, Dec. 2, Edwards, in his mid-twenties, was honoured for his contribution to the youth of the community, during the municipality’s annual appreciation night, which took place in the upper hall of the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). Bob and Joan Bennett, the recipients from last year, made the announcement in front of a capacity crowd. Edwards has spent the last 10 years involved with a number of local organizations, “and he takes great pride in his contri-

butions to each of them,” Joan said. However, “he always remains humble about the work he is doing,” she added. Carleton-Mississippi Mills Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren is urging residents who are unhappy with their Hydro One bills to make their voices heard. MacLaren held the first of four town hall meetings on Nov. 26 at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham to rally his constituents to stand up against the current hydro structure and to shed light on exactly what ratepayers are funding with each month’s bill. “The Ontario energy crisis seems to defy logical explanation,” MacLaren said during the meeting. “I think you’ll all be surprised to learn what you’ve been charged for.” Dec. 15, 2016 The future of youth services is shining bright once again with the grand opening of the new Mississippi Mills Youth Centre (MMYC) Dec. 8. Supporters, municipal staff and councillors as well as partners and youth filled the centre’s new location at 134 Main St. E. See REMEMBER page A/CP16

Dear Dr Murphy, It is a new year and I am looking to change my doctor because she is not getting to the root of my problem. Can you help? This is a very interesting and tough question to answer. When I read your question, a few questions came to mind. I will share the questions that may help you get to the 'root of your problem' but first let me share one thought. I believe that every doctor wants to help you get to the root of your problem. Dentists, optometrists, medical physicians and chiropractors all want to help you... help you. Instead of searching for a new doctor, a place to start to dig a little deeper is to look at some habits you can change. A doctor will intervene when you give them permission to help.

Is the food you eat natural or full of chemicals? Are you drinking too much alcohol? Are you drinking too much coffee? Do you drink enough clean and pure water? Are you smoking cigarettes or recreational drugs? Do you sleep properly with routine hours? You see, without knowing your whole story, I cannot answer your question; I can only help guide you in the areas that may be hurting your health.

This year, start by assessing your life for any bad habits. If you discover any areas you could improve, start there, and then Not knowing your full story, I want you to go back to your doctor and share your consider these self-assessment questions: positive changes with her. Is there weight you need to lose? Bless you, What do you do for exercise? Dr Murphy Have you considered any side effects of any of your medications?

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Municipal Matters January 12, 2017

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Council Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Council Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated. Agendas posted to www.mississippimills.ca or subscribe to our newsfeed to have this information delivered right to your email in-box. TO SUBSCRIBE: Visit http://www.mississippimills.ca/en/news/ subscribe.aspx

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Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee is seeking submissions for a Canada 150 - Public Art Contest. Winning entries will be chosen and installed in parks across Mississippi Mills. Five designs will be chosen. Artwork will be installed in Almonte, Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton and Pakenham during the summer of 2017. This contest is open to artists and artist teams. Artists will be responsible for all aspects of the project from design to installation. Artists do not need to identify themselves as professional however professional artists are welcome to apply. Interested parties are asked to attend a Public Meeting Tuesday January 17th – 7:00PM at Almonte Old Town Hall. This project is funded entirely by Beautification Committee fundraising, including proceeds raised through the Nudes of Mississippi Mills Calendar sales & Trash Dance performances. For more information please contact Tiffany MacLaren Community Economic & Cultural Coordinator at tmaclaren@mississippimills.ca


13, members authorized the execution of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and are proceeding with investigating the feasibility of acquiring the property at 39 Bridge St. - the site of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Coun. Theresa Fritz explained: “The MOU means the church has come to us and made us an offer. We are going to investigate the feasibility.” “What we passed today does not say we are acquiring the church,” she stressed. “It says we are investigating the possibility.” Pakenham residents now won’t have to travel far to get their prescriptions filled. Remedy’sRx officially opened its doors Dec. 19 at 2547 County Road 29 in Pakenham. Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin was on hand to help cut the ribbon and welcome the new business to the municipality.

(the former Mac’s location) to get a firsthand look at the space. It features an open concept feel, with a main activity area, television and furniture for youth. An office is sectioned off at the back of the space, with a kitchenette and washrooms finishing things off. Patio space outside also allows for barbecuing and other activities in the summer months. The location also provides close proximity to Almonte and District High School (ADHS) and downtown. A fundraising effort by the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation came to fruition on Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the grand unveiling of the local hospital’s new digital X-ray machine. Foundation donors and hospital supporters were invited to join staff, administration, board members and others for the celebratory festivities, which in- Dec. 29, 2016 cluded a ribbon cutting, tour of For the first time in at least the X-ray machine and refresh- half a dozen years, the Missisments. sippi Mills budget was passed before the Christmas season. Dec. 22, 2016 Council endorsed the 2017 Is the Town of Carleton Place main budget and its separate about to add to its real estate water and sewer component durportfolio? ing the Dec. 20 council meeting. During the regular meeting This follows up on several budget of council on Tuesday, Dec. deliberations, as well as a public

meeting held Dec. 13. It reflects a “preliminary tax rate changes of 3.29 per cent ($109.26) to the average taxpayer and a water and sewer rate change of 3.02 per cent ($27.52) to the average user,” treasurer Rhonda Whitmarsh noted in her report to council. “All changes that have been recommended to the 2017 municipal budget and the 2017 water and sewer budget throughout the budget process have now been incorporated and both budgets are balanced,” she said. Attention shoppers! Carleton Place has approved a bylaw permitting small retail businesses to stay open on statutory holidays if they choose to do so. After six months and much debate, council passed the first, second and third readings of the Retail Business Holidays Act bylaw on Tuesday, Dec. 20, during a special meeting. A request in June from Stalwart Brewing Co. set the wheels in motion. As set out in the bylaw, there is no specific limitation on the type of product sold, but the number of employees serving customers is a maximum of five. Too, the total area used for serving the public or for selling or displaying to the public is less than 5,000 square feet. Fundamentally, this shuts out the big-box stores.

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Canadians extend winning streak with victories over Smiths Falls, Pembroke The Carleton Place Canadians are hitting their groove early in 2017, enjoying a seven-game winning streak that has them increasing their Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) lead by eight points. The latest win came Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre when they ousted the Lumber Kings 6-3. Before a crowd of 897, Pembroke’s Justin Felhaber who got his team on the scoreboard first with a goal at 8:42. The Canadians’ Aiden Girduckis, who was just named to Team East in the upcoming Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game Jan. 25, answered back a short time later at 9:41. Geoff Kitt had the lone assist on that goal. A two-minute holding penalty to the Canadians’ Adam Donnelly gave the Lumber Kings a power play midway through the first period and Wesley Ashley took advantage, scoring his goal at 13:20. Down 2-1 as the second got underway, the next 20 minutes were all Carleton Place. Connor Merkley started things off at 3:18 with a shorthanded effort from Andrew Dodson, followed up at 7:16 by Girduckis’ power play goal from Shawn Kennedy and Owen Grant.

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On Jan. 6, Canadians captain Andrew Dodson takes a shot on the Bears’ Bradley Dobson, but he was stopped by Matthieu Franche in CCHL league play. Dodson had a power play marker of his own at 10:16 from William Cullen and Alex Friesen, bringing the score to 4-1 in favour of the visitors. Rounding out scoring in the second was Kitt at 18:28. His effort was assisted by Samuel Knoblauch and Cullen. Tempers flared on and off the ice in the game, with Canadians coach Jason Clarke earning an unsportsmanlike conduct minor at 3:44 of the first period. Roughing and

fighting misconducts continued to be handed out in the second, with Pembroke’s Andrew Meininger and Carleton Place’s Adam Donnelly sent away for five-minute fighting majors and 10-minute game misconducts. The physical game didn’t let up in the final period, which saw Pembroke’s Ashley receive two game misconducts for head contact, while teammate Brendon Clavelle was handed a 10-minute misconduct for harassment of an of-

ficial. Carleton Place’s Cullen also earned a high sticking double minor in the final 20 minutes. Opening the third, however, was Patrick Kyte of the Lumber Kings, who notched a power play goal past Canadians goaltender Michael Leach at 5:13. Not able to muster up much of a comeback, the Canadians added to their game total at 18:05 with an empty netter from Justin Cmunt, assisted by Friesen. Carleton Place’s Kitt and Cullen were named first and third stars of the game, respectively. Carleton Place 4, Smiths Falls 1 Earlier on Friday evening, Jan. 6, in the Bears Den at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Cen-

tre, the Canadians came alive in the third period to take over the Bears. Smiths Falls’ Cole Busschaert scored his 23rd goal of the season just eight seconds into the game as the Bears had an early lead over the Canadians which held up until the third period. The Bears were clicking on all cylinders: their goalie, Bradley Dobson was a machine, stopping everything coming his way, but the Canadians balanced that nicely with some hot goaltending of their own from Connor Hughes, who picked up the win. The Canadians tied the score early in the third period with a power play goal from Connor

Merkley. He was assisted by William Cullen and Tim Theocharidis with just 23 seconds gone. Antoine Desmeules had the game winner at 12:57 when he scored on Dobson from Geoff Kitt and Owen Grant. Another power play marker came from Kitt with assistance from Aiden Girduckis and Grant. The game stars were Grant and Dodson for Carleton Place and Busschaert for the Bears. Coming up The Canadians play at home Friday night, Jan. 13, against the Ottawa Jr. Senators for a 7:45 p.m. battle. Sunday, Jan. 15 they will travel to take on the Nepean Raiders in a 2:30 p.m. tilt.

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