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News – Mississippi Mills Fire Chief Art Brown has announced his resignation from his position after 45 years of service with the department. On Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Mississippi Mills town coun-

cil meeting, Brown submitted a letter of resignation stating that he would retire on June 27, 2014. His decision to retire in June, he said, was to allow the new fire chief to get adjusted to the position during the busy election year. “I have had the privilege to have worked with many

great people over the course of my career,” Brown said in his letter. “(I) thank every one of them for making my job enjoyable. The friendships I have made will last a lifetime.” See an upcoming issue of the Canadian Gazette for the full story.

Sports – From small town team to big time fame, the Mississippi Thunder Kings have scored the win of a lifetime. On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Mississippi Thunder Kings bantam B hockey team made local history when they won the International Silver Stick tournament in Forest, Ont., beating out a total of 90 teams who were all fighting for the same dream. “Winning the Silver Stick finals could be compared to winning the Stanley Cup,” said Lee Warywoda, the team’s head coach. “Certainly at this level of hockey there is nothing bigger or better.” The International Silver Stick tournament is, as Warywoda says, the be all and end all of non-professional hockey. Started in 1958, the tournament pits teams from across North America against one another to fight for the coveted trophy, the famed Silver Stick and, of course, for a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. “Our team does now have a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame,” Warywoda said. “That’s pretty exciting.” The bragging rights don’t end there, though. While the Mississippi Thunder Kings have always done well – they were even named the number one team of their level in Ontario this year – the team has never been able to secure a Silver Stick win. Now that they’ve accomplished what had previously been just a dream, Warywoda says that this year’s team didn’t just make team history, but local history as well. According to him, no other team in the surrounding area has the honour of calling themselves Silver Stick champions: the Mississippi Thunder Kings have become local pioneers in glory. “It’s almost a relief to have won,” Warywoda said. “We’ve been trying for this win for quite

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“(This is) a record that they are very proud of,� said Balkwill of McMeekin’s letter. The people speak Many of the presentations from local people were very raw and personal and laid bare their frustrations and challenges.

“It’s not fair that people who have disabilities have to fight with ODSB,� said Smith-Devlin. “How can you live there, in your warm little homes, with all of your lights on, wasting electricity, when there are people sleeping on the street?� Joanne Cassidy was more succinct in her criticism of the provincial Liberals. “Kathleen Wynne needs to buck up,� Cassidy said. Photo by DESMOND DEVOY

Peer advocate Bonnie Kusch delivers her own poignant message to Premier Kathleen Wynne, describing her own battle with poverty and depression, at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth on Jan. 27. Inset, making excellent use of folded napkins to make a judge’s wig, Joe Cowen, a peer advocate at The Table, brings the “people’s inquiry� into changes to social assistance, to order. Kathy Rawlings-West described how her monthly benefits leave her with $190 to feed three adults, and a teenager. Even so, she still volunteers two to three times a week at The Table, which entitles her to two food bank visits a month. She isn’t living the life she expected to lead. “Vacations? What a laugh,� Rawlings-West said. “I don’t remember the last time I was on vacation.� Also, being of a larger dress size, “I can’t go to a secondhand store,� for her sizes, and, as a parent, it “breaks my heart,� that she cannot always get her daughter what she would like, while other parents can so easily spend on their children. Her own daughter, Jordyn West, also spoke. She too volunteers at The Table, and she told the crowd that “I wish we could have extra money so as we could have more family time and (time) to go to the movies,� West said. But, she said she enjoys her work at The Table, saying “I think of how much I am helping people every day.� She also helps herself, working three Perth Courier paper routes to pay for riding lessons. Nicole Davies pointed out the spiral of debt that poverty can leave some people in. Her Ontario Works cheque is about $640 a month, half of which goes to rent, and the other half goes to everything else. She frequenlty has to borrow money from family and friends. “Borrowing money leaves you so far in debt,� said Davies. Rising utility costs are also

impacting poor families, according to Anne Nagel. “Why is Kathleen Wynne increasing hydro rates (by) 42 per cent and yet saying that she cares about the poor?â€? said Nagel. “Why is she more concerned about Justin Bieber than the people of Ontario?â€? Beth Schilling, speaking directly to Wynne as the proceedings were being tape recorded, spoke out through slam poetry. “We all need a new case worker, who has the time to care,â€? said Schilling. “No child should go to bed hungry in Canada tonight.â€? If positive changes were made to the welfare system, Schilling said, “then we can work on your re-election.â€? The number of young people who got up to speak underlined how hard it is for young people to break the cycle of poverty. “I remember what it was like going to the food bank and getting all of my toys and clothes from the Salvation Army,â€? said Satinga Schilling. “Minimum wage is no way to raise a family.â€? Katherine Smith-Devlin pointed out just how difficult things can be for poor people in small towns, like Perth. “There is no help for the homeless in this town,â€? said Smith-Devlin. “You’re going to be sleeping in Stewart Park. These small towns get shoved aside‌Do you want people on Ontario Works? No, you do not. You want them working.â€? Smith-Devlin’s frustrations with the situation came to the surface as her speech continued.

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2014 Travelers Tankard continues all week Sports – By the time our readers view this column, the round robin portion of the Travelers Tankard provincial men’s curling championship will be nearing completion. Some of the teams will have been pretty well eliminated, while others may be headed to a 8-2 or 7-3 records and some at 6-4. The latter record will probably provide at least a tiebreaker. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the games were close, and everyone finished the round robin at 5 and 5. Tiebreaker matches determined by a coin flip and let the chips fall where they may in the playoffs. In all probability the Glenn Howard, John Epping and Rob Rumfeldt; based on last year’s results, will be in the mix. Our special guests have included the Jennifer Jones Sochi-bound rink which has been fine tuning its game on our arena ice before leaving for Russia and the 2014 Olympics. We wish them all the best in their quest for Olympic gold. It certainly created a local buzz when Jennifer announced about two weeks ago from Las Vegas on national television that her team would be in

Smiths Falls. TSN repeated it in a later broadcast. Rachel Homan, defending Canadian Ladies Champion (won the Scotties in Kingston last February) was also expected to be here preparing for next week’s Scotties in Montreal. One of the unexpected highlights of this week was the practice game on our ice on Tuesday morning. All proceeds went to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. This is the biggest sporting event in the history of Smiths Falls & district. It has introduced a lot of people to our community and hopefully many will return for a future visit. The economic impact of the Tankard on our area is not measurable by your writer but I am sure that it has been significant. Congratulations to all those who have made this event a spectacular success. If you have not been there yet – get there! You can tell your grandchildren about it in years to come. The support of the curling community and others in Smiths Falls and Perth has been terrific. The golf and curl that Perth organized and hosted for the Tankard was a launching pad back in October. It is hard to believe that

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increase to $35 and $40 for the final. For youth under 12, all General admission is free. For those 13-18 years of age it is half price. General admission tickets are readily available but the premium seating is approaching sold-out status. Call 613-812-3372 or visit the arena ticket office from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All tickets are now being sold at the arena. Cash or credit/debit card (ATM machine also available). Slide into the Falls, Do Not Miss The Tankard.

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Poetry Slam Feb. 7 at Thirsty Moose in Carleton Place Community – Live Poets Society of Lanark County (LiPS) will be hosting their monthly poetry slam at The Thirsty Moose Restaurant upstairs, (20 Bridge St., Carleton Place) on Friday Feb. 7. The event will start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per attendant. There is no

Tickets Some weekend General Admission ($113) and premium packages at $132 are available along with individual tickets for Saturday’s playoff games at General admission $20/$25 and premium at $25/$30. The Special Olympics Ontario games at 5 p.m. Saturday are free. Opening ceremonies are at 5 p.m. with play at 5:20 p.m. Sunday’s semi-final will be $30 and $35 for General admission and premium respectively. These rates

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leton Place and Mississippi Mills. Chief administrative officer, Kurt Greaves notes keeping the corridor in the public domain “adds the potential to re-establish rail or other methods of public transportation in the future,” and that its proximity to Ottawa gives it the potential to be a well-used trail and a tourist draw. Renfrew County is currently applying for funding on behalf of the partners through the Rural Economic Development Program, which could pay up to half the costs of a land appraisal. Other funding is being explored. Any decisions related to the spending of municipal funds would come back to council for approval.

Rail corridor process continues The county will proceed with an amended memorandum of understanding to allow municipal funds to be spent related to the Smiths Falls to Mattawa rail corridor, including an appraisal of the land in partnership with Renfrew County and Papineau-Cameron Township. At a recent special economic development committee meeting, council discussed direction pertaining to the potential acquisition of the corridor, which runs from Smiths Falls through Hiring process for public Montague, Beckwith, Car- works director approved

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Champions for Kids continues to change children’s lives and allows them to live a fulfilling childhood. These experiences permit them to feel connected with their peers. “Some of these kids, who sadly live in poverty, just don’t have special stories to share with others to feel like they belong when they return to school after the weekend or summer vacation,” Thomas told supporters during the meeting, held at the Best Western Hotel in Cornwall. “They have to sit by and quietly watch in the background while others share their experiences. “We have had hundreds of kids impacted by your generosity through your support of the foundation

and given them something to talk about and connect with their schools through their own stories,” he continued. Among the highlights of the year announced at the meeting include: • The foundation approved the disbursal of $138,000 to fully or partially fund 397 student requests in the 2012-2013 school year, including: hockey registrations, summer camp programs, dance and drama lessons, mixed martial arts, a camera for post-secondary studies, and entry in a cheerleading competition. • In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the Champions for Kids Foundation

raised more than $210,000 through fundraising events ranging from the annual golf tournament, to a women’s self-defense clinic. The foundation has also formed a corporate partnership with Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to explore expanding the sale of tickets for the Ottawa Red Blacks and Ottawa Fury, as well as the Ottawa 67’s. • The fundraising committee is also working on other initiatives, including partnerships with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD), as well as the Ottawa Senators Foundation.

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by how generous our staff is and how the community has responded to our foundation,” said Thomas. Champions is planning several events this year including: a repeat of its successful automobile raffle, the Champions gala, the Ottawa 67’s 50/50 draw, the March Breakdown, the Homerun Derby, the Champions Fun Run and our Champions golf tournament. Champions for Kids is the charitable foundation of the Upper Canada District School Board. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Misty moment Community – This photo comes to us from local resident Dave Pringle, who captured the mist coming off of the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls by the Old Slys Locks on a chilly winter’s day. Photo by DAVE PRINGLE

LE T TER TO THE EDITOR

Please act to restore Canada’s democracy DEAR EDITOR: The Citizens’ Forum for Democracy is an eastern Ontario group of supporters of three opposition parties, together with independents, including supporters of the former federal Progressive Conservative party. We believe our views reflect those of the majority of Canadians that are distressed at the grave loss of our democracy, and we call on Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau to recognize that, together with Elizabeth May, they share the leadership of a mainstream majority of Canadians whose interests seriously need their joint attention. Our concerns began in 2008 when Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament rather than face a likely vote of non-confidence, so preventing a coalition of political parties representing a majority of Canadian voters to become government. This interruption of the normal

democratic process under our parliamentary system can now be seen as the beginning of an agenda to use our outdated electoral system to enable an ideological minority to bring about transformative changes to our country that directly contradict the values of the majority of Canadians that have destroyed our standing abroad. Two most egregious examples stand out. First, this government’s aggressive efforts to sabotage international agreements to combat climate change were a primary factor in Canada’s humiliating defeat in 2010 when we sought a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Secondly, after winning a majority of seats in the 2011 federal election with the support of less than one-quarter of eligible voters, this government, using unfair omnibus bills and limits on debate, has See LETTER page 9

COMMENTARY ‘Sexting’ an emerging issue Editorial – Society continues to evolve with the ever changing world of technology. Children of today are growing up in a very different world than we have ever known. Access to the world at their fingertips, access to their friends at the click of a button. Cell phones and computers are wonderful pieces of both freedom and knowledge. The ability to both capture video, take photographs, record memories, connect with one another. With emerging technical trends, children have faced new challenges growing up. Options have been available to them that never existed prior to the last decade or so. Social networking sites are great tools to maintain relationships with long lost friends, family whom lives far away, to seek updates on the world around us. But with this new trend, also comes new problems. Social networking site overload has seen not only teens, but adults as well, lay all the essential details of their lives out for the world to see. Where they live, where they are, what they are doing, sometimes hour by hour and minute by minute. This lays groundwork for potential predators to do their homework on possible victims. Another disturbing trend has seen an increase in incidents of “sexting” over the past several months throughout Lanark County. Police describe sexting as the “Exchange of sexual messages or images” and “Creating, sharing and forwarding sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images.” The local police have pledged to not only respond, but investigate incidents of sexting and follow through with criminal charges if applicable. And while the issue is not isolated to the school community, but the community as a whole – police will be “actively” engaging local schools to educate both parents and students about the issue and its many consequences. A zero tolerance approach will be taken. Technology has provided the tools for young people, and adults alike, to provide intimate details of their lives online, like a journal for the world to see. Only this journal can’t be locked and hidden under the mattress. One shared inappropriate photograph could mean a lifetime of consequence.

The things that would make Mary happy could fill a book Lifestyle – It was unusual for Miss Crosby to break with routine. But that Friday the snow was coming down so heavily, we couldn’t see the barns when we got up in the morning, and that had a lot to do with her changing our usual afternoon school day work. Parents would be coming with sleighs and cutters to take us home, which in itself was unusual. The weather had to be pretty fierce to warrant a ride to or from the Northcote School! And so Miss Crosby announced after recess, we all could put our books away, keeping out only our grammar notebooks. We had at least an hour to put in. Miss Crosby said, to cheer us up on that cold and blustery Friday, we were to write (or in my case, print), all the things we could think of that made us happy. I gathered seeing bad Marguirite falling flat on her face was not exactly what Miss Crosby had in mind. She also said, we were to take

our grammar books home to finish up our lists as homework. I could see the senior pupils writing with great speed, whereas it took me forever to print my very first line in my scribbler. I had absolutely no trouble coming up with the very first thing that made me happy on a winter’s day, especially on that particular Friday. Father would be coming with the flat-bottom sleigh, I would be sitting in the very front with him, wrapped in the fur blanket he would toss in before leaving the barns. And I would be listening to the sleigh bells hanging around the necks of King and Queen, as they plop-plopped through the deep snow. I thought, back then, that the sleigh bells made the most beautiful sounds in the whole world. I especially liked them at night, driving in our long lane, or coming across the snow-covered twenty-acre field. Often they would lull me to sleep, leaning against FaVice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount mmount@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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ther’s shoulder, and I would feel the utmost contentment and happiness. And so sleigh bells headed my list. Smelling freshly baked bread when I walked in the house after coming from school simply had to go on my list too. And seeing the high, fat loaves, lined up on the bake table, and knowing I would be able to claim the outside crust off at least one of them, caused my mouth to water, as I printed homemade bread on my list. And crawling into beds that had been made up with fresh sheets taken off the clothesline that day gave me News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Howaida Sorour, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Kelly Kent, Jennifer Westendorp DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-283-3182 ,ext. 138 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: jmichaelis@perfprint.ca Lee Ann Gilligan Email: lgilligan@perfprint.ca

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special joy and a great feeling of happiness. I would fall asleep with my nose crushed into the pillow to get the most benefit of the new smell, and wrap the sheet tight around my neck. And the scent would stay with me until my eyes heavily closed. The next day, the wonderful smell of freshness would be gone, but that night I would have nestled into a sweet happiness of sheer joy. Listening to my sister’s sweet voice, singing softly at night in bed, brought me special joy. Walking hand-in-hand with my best friend Velma to the Northcote School... girls did that back then, and knowing in my heart we would be best friends forever...that brought me joy. When Mother could take something out of the hand-me-down box sent from Regina by Aunt Lizzie, like a man’s suit coat, or a once lovely blouse, or a man’s shirt, and take it apart, and it would turn into something I could ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea McMurtry SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: emcsales@perfprint.ca Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

wear to school...to me, brand spanking new...that brought me happiness. And I would feel such joy, knowing what a clever Mother I had. Just having a few pennies tied into the corner of my hanky, tucked in the very back of my washstand drawer, and thinking how rich I was, brought me a special feeling. I would handle it carefully, and one day I would take it into Walker’s Store in Renfrew and perhaps buy new hair ribbons, or walk down to the Dime Store and buy some butterscotch discs to suck on the way home to the farm. Such luxury back then when a few pennies could make the difference between feeling poor and rich. On a freezing Monday, knowing Mother had done the weekly wash, when I came home from school, I would know that the laundry would have been taken off the line to finish it’s drying See MARY COOK page 9 • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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Get involved in 200th anniversary of settlers celebrations across county nual event may take place in one of the four municipalities, members of your organizing committee and volunteers may live in all four municipalities. Plus, participants at your annual event come from all four municipalities and beyond. Hence, we consider your annual event a signature event throughout the entire district. We encourage you to consider adopting a heritage theme for your annual event or develop a special project to mark the anniversary. While 2016 is two years away, we know that it takes time to organize special anniversary events and projects. A representative from the joint committee will be in touch with you this winter to discuss your participation in the 200th anniversary celebrations. You are welcome to get in touch

with any of us or the contact people versary to remember! listed below for more information: â&#x20AC;˘ Township of Beckwith: CassanRichard Kidd, reeve, Township dra McGregor executive assistant for of Beckwith Township of Beckwith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cmcgregor@ John Gemmell, deputy mayor twp.beckwith.on.ca or 613-257-1539. Town of Perth â&#x20AC;˘ Perth: Karen Rennie, heritage Gail Code, deputy reeve, Drummanager/curator of Perth Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mond/North Elmsley krennie@perth.ca or 613-267-1947. Susan Freeman, deputy reeve, â&#x20AC;˘ Drummond/North Elmsley TownTay Valley Township ship: Karl Grenke, planner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kgrenke@ dnetownship.ca or 613-267-6500. â&#x20AC;˘ Tay Valley Township: Noelle Reeve, planner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nreeve@tayvalleytwp.ca or 613-267-5353. HEARING AID SPECIALIST

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4th Annual Snow Angel Making Party, Sunday, February 9, 1 p.m at 4381 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark Highlands, 21 km west of the Esso station in Almonte. Bring your cc skis and snowshoes. Aerobic Classes: Every Wednesday, 1011 a.m. at Almonte Community Centre. Details 613-256-1077. Caribbean Night with the Almonte Lions. Appetizers 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Music: Bernie Costello and Friend. Wear Caribbean Clothing. Reservations 613-256-6778. No tickets at door. January 31. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 6, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-256-4179. Jazz Concert- Almonte Old Town Hall. Miguel De Armas Latin Jazz Quartet with guest Tracey Brown. Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Tickets: Mill Street Books or 613-253-9090. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte. Fit as a Fiddle, every Friday, at 10 a.m. Almonte United Church. Transportation and healthy lunch included. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, Feb. 4. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-2564700 or Jean Perry at 613-257-3296. Mills’ Seniors Services- General Diners Lunch. Feb. 11. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation Provided. 613-2564700. Mills’ Seniors Services- “Perfect Wedding”- theatre and supper out. Feb. 12. Transportation Provided. 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Transportation to the Arthritis Aquafit Swim Program, every Monday at 11:15 am. Carleton Place Pool. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment.

50+ fitness, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Canoe Club. Info: 613-2568339. 50+ Fitness: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Canoe Club. Information 613-256-8339. A Brimful of Memories, Vintage Hats and Antique Millinery Sundries, on display February 8 through March 1, Tuesday to Saturday 10-2, 267 Edmund St. 613-2537013. Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Euchre Tournament. Feb. 2. Army Navy Club (across from McNeely’s gas station). Light lunch, 12, tournament starts 1 p.m. Prizes. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, Carleton Place, monthly breakfast Feb. 8, 8-11 a.m. Everyone welcome. The February Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, February 2nd at 1 p.m. at Buster’s Bar & Grill in Carleton Place. For more info contact Donna at 613623-6698 or Johanna at 613-432-7622. Town Singers begins its Spring session Tuesday, February 4, in St Andrews Church at 7 p.m. New singers invited. Contact Pat Grainger: pbgrainger@rogers.com

feeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Feb. 3, Wed. Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 7, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. L’heure du Conte Francais- la lecture et a etablir une base de competences constituent ce que les enfants. A la bibliotheque situe au 1 rue Water, 4 fevrier et 4 mars, 18h30 a 19h30. 613-258-4711. Toddler Program, Literacy- Ontario Early Years, Join us with your toddler, 18 months to 3 years. 31 Clothier St (Sanders St entrance) Friday, February 7, 10-11. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374.

LANARK Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Lanark Legion, #395, afternoon of music with Harry Adrian. Feb. 1. Music starts 2 p.m. Info: 613-259-3249. Lanark Legion, #395, Connect Hearing- Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Info: 613-259-3249. Lanark Legion, Sat. Feb. 1, Harry Adrain & Friends. Music 2 - 6.

MERRICKVILLE Beginning Again Crafts. Lessons in Braided Mats, lessons in spinning on wheel or spindle (spindles to take home). Feb. 9 and 16. Info: 613-269-4238. Lego Club, Saturday, Feb. 1, drop-in 10-12. Merrickville Library. Ages 4-12. Men’s darts, Feb 5 also every Wednesday of the month, Merrickville Legion. Music by Elise & Company February 7, 7-11 p.m. Beef supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion. Music by Tom Valiquette. Merrickville Legion, Jan. 31, 7-11 p.m. Ham dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: January 31- Read to Every Kid! Merrickville Library. Call 613-2693326 for info.

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4-Hand Euchre: Thursday, January 30th, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 7:009:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Aerobic Classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Stewart Community Centre. Info: 613-256-1077. All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chip Dinner. Pakenham Curling Club, both levels. Friday January 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Bingo Night: Pakenham Curling Club, Friday January 31st. Games start at 7:30 pm following the dinner. A Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event. Frost Festival Bingo- hosted by Pakenham Civitan Club. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Pakenham Curling Club. Pakenham Square Dance Club Dance Friday Feb. 7, held upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, Dancing 8:00-11:30. Local musicians, door prizes and light lunch provided. Everyone Welcome. Info 613256-4126. Snowmobile Rally. Saturday February 1st on local trails. 9:00 am Registration at the Mississippi Mills Fire Hall, Pakenham, then finish at Love that Barr. Snowshoe, Cross Country Ski and ToKEMPTVILLE bogganing Party: Feb. 1. 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm, at Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1:30-3 Groomed trails and extra snowshoes to try. A p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breast- Pakenham Civitan Club Frost Festival event.

PERTH Are you trying to cope with a family member suffering from a mental illness? NAMI support group, every 4th Tuesday of the month. Info: 283-2170. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New members welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 284-7038 or www.gordonpipeband.com Carpet Bowling, Wednesday, February 5, 12:45 p.m Branch 244 Perth Upon Tay, Royal Canadian Legion. Contact: 613-2676872. Community Dinner at St James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St on Saturday, Feb. 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Community Dinner, hosted by St. John’s Catholic Church at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St. Saturday, Feb. 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Feb 1, 1:30 p.m. Lanark County Genealogical Society Speaker: Janet Dowdall Topic: Genealogist by Accident. All welcome. 1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre, Perth. Film Night International Perth- Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”. Wednesday Feb. 5, 2-7 pm, at the Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613-267-1224. Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting, Feb. 6. 7 p.m. Legion. Unpaid dues still accepted. Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Perth Tay Seniors Meeting. Lions Hall. Feb. 12. 12 noon. Rideau Trail Association, Sunday, February 2, Mill of Kintail Conservation AreaLevel 1. Meet, 9:30 a.m., Conlon Farm. Leaders: Howard and Mary Robinson, 613256-0817, hmrob@storm.ca Saturday Jamboree- Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244. February 8. Regular Saturday Jamboree in the Members’ Lounge, 2:00-6:00 pm featuring music by Harry Adrain and Henry Norwood.

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ery month at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. 4 hand euchre, 7 p.m. every Thursday, at Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor Harmony Club 162. Info: 613-283-4684. Better than a Doctor, Better than a Lawyer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Bid Euchre 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St., parking behind arena. Sponsored by Harmony Club 162. Info 613-283-4684. Carpet bowling every Thursday, 12:45 p.m. Seniors Activity Building, 61 Cornelia St. Parking behind arena. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. Info: (613)283-4684. Community Potluck Dinner Tuesday, February 4, at RCAF Hall. Entertainment: Tales & Tunes with the Troubadour (email jmills@themills.on.ca Community Potluck- Feb. 4. RCAF Hall. Doors open 5 p.m. dinner starts 6 p.m. Entertainment. Info. 613-256-1031 ext. 63. Duplicate bridge, every Monday night, Legion, 7 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, February 4, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 4, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. Floor Shuffle Board. 10 a.m. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors Activity Building. Parking behind arena. Beginners welcome. Sponsor: Harmony Club 162. (613)283-4684. Managing Extreme Behaviours with diagnosis of ADHD. Chimo Elementary School. Mon. Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. Pre-registration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Mayor & the Troubadour (Dennis Staples & me) Sunday, February 2, at Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery, 7 p.m. (fundraiser for LAWS). Positive Discipline: 6 weeks starting Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CROW. Childcare available. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop. Pre-registration necessary 613-283-0095 (Ext.300). Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Sunday Brunch- Feb. 9. 10 a.m.1:30 p.m. Hanley Hall, Upper Floor. Sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, beans, toast, juice, tea/coffee. Host: Knights of Columbus- Rideau Council 2444.


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Self-bow making demonstration On Feb. 8, the club will hold a selfbow making demonstration led by Chad Clifford and assisted by Peter Fischl. A self-bow is made of a single piece of wood without laminations or fibreglass backings. These “primitive” bows are timeless and can have very high draw weights. The equipment used for making the bow is simple hand tools and a shaving horse. This demonstration will briefly cover all the steps of making a self-bow including: tree selection and splitting; alternative stave options; common and uncommon designs overview; design layout of a sturdy self-bow; floor tillering; tillering; nocks, and finish. If there is time, we will also look at string and arrow making. Note: participants do not make and keep a bow. The demonstration is in an unheated workshop, so please bring warm clothes. For further information about Chad’s bow making, visit: http://www. wildernessrhythms.com/course-kayakor-bow-building. A discussion on winter survival foraging will also be available outdoors led by Fischl. Nature deficit and nature appreciation Next up will be a talk on nature deficit and nature appreciation March 15, led by Howard Clifford. Most of us are becoming aware of the massive amount of research indicating the numerous physical and mental health benefits gained from nature experiences. There is increasing inter-

national concern about the so-called nature deficit in the lives of our children. To encourage youth to experience nature, cliffLAND, the Mississippi Madawaska Land trust, and the Lanark Wild Food Club are sponsoring this walk to the top of Blueberry Mountain. Blueberry Mountain is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County and is the highest lookout in the county. There is now a club for children five years of age and younger, and a club for those 12 years of age and younger, who have climbed to the top of Blueberry Mountain. A nice certificate, recognizing club membership will be presented to each successful climber. Everyone is invited to this family outing. Depending on snow conditions bring snowshoes or your regular hiking shoes. The walk will be led by Howard, who will discuss different aspects of nature and points of interest along the way. Following the walk, he will do a dramatization of the life of John Muir with emphasize on his exciting adventures with wild animals and other wilderness adventures.

About the LWFC The Lanark Wild Food Club is a group of wild food enthusiasts sharing their expertise, enjoying the out of doors, meeting new friends and exchanging ideas from their varied backgrounds. If you have a particular skill you would like to share with the membership or for more information on the club, please contact peterfischl@mail. com. Submitted by Peter Fischl of the Lanark Wild Food Club.

recognition of our excellent jazz programming,” says festival coorganizer Peggy Holloway. “Musicians and their fans are attracted to the friendly atmosphere in Merrickville and we look forward to putting together an exciting line-up of talent again this year.” The application form is now available at MJF’s website at http:// www.merrickvillesjazzfest.com. The deadline for receipt of applications to perform in the 2014 edition of the festival is noon on Monday June 2.

You’ve Got Hate Mail is the show to see for laughs, fun and a winter thaw. You’ve Got Hate Mail runs Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street in Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door. Cash is requested. Postsecondary students are $12 and, due to the nature of the production, we are not offering a children’s price for this show. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions. R0012516043

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Merrickville Jazz Fest seeks musicians for fourth annual festival this fall Community – Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) is pleased to announce a call for artists for those who wish to perform in the fourth annual edition of the festival this coming October. The festival will open with a special event on Thursday evening, Oct. 16 and continue through Sunday night, Oct. 19. As with previous editions, MJF offers a wide variety of jazz performances at pubs, restaurants, churches, and other locations throughout Merrickville’s beautiful downtown core. “We are proud to be a jazz festival that is growing in popularity with

The show has been running OffBroadway for over four years and has found its way around the world, from Prague to Mexico City. The fact that it can be as hilarious in multiple languages as it is in English says a lot about the universality of its theme in an era where there’s more action in virtual bedrooms than in actual ones. As Show Business magazine puts it: “If you’re seeking a fun evening of non-stop laughs and pure entertainment, it doesn’t get better than this.” The Polar Vortex is sucking the warmth out of us all this winter but

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long way from static, though, as the play’s pace builds to an hysterical point, before dissolving into a wild chase via that ultimate 21st century device, the smart phone. Opening on Valentine’s Day, the show is definitely an adults-only comedy. It’s funny. It’s sexy. It’s outrageous. It’s raunchy -- in fact, it’s probably the frankest and most “adult” script ever brought to the stage in Perth. It’s also the only comedy on the boards in Perth in February, so it’s definitely the best bet for laughs and fun, too.

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What public should know about literacy in Lanark County Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadian Federation of University Women, Perth and District (CFUW) members recently hosted a stimulating panel discussion of the literacy situation in Lanark County, with passionate professionals presenting: Elizabeth Goldman, chief executive officer and chief librarian, Perth and District Union Public Library; Emily Cassell, data analysis co-ordinator at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels; and Kathy Boelsma, early literacy specialist from Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels and the Ontario Early Years Centre. Literacy in the past has been defined as the ability to read and write. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2003) defines it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the community and wider society.â&#x20AC;? Literacy matters since it affects every aspect of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Canada is considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowledge economyâ&#x20AC;? and will only thrive if it has a consistently high literacy rate. UNESCO (2010) estimates that 97 per cent of adults in Canada are literate; however 14 per cent of working age Canadians find everyday literacy difficult. International literacy levels are written 1-5 with 1 being the most basic, that is, to be able to put together words of a sentence and have basic comprehension. Eight million Canadians are only at level 1 or 2,

with difficulty likely in understanding news articles, completion of job application forms, or dealing with financial material. By raising Canadians to level 3 (high school), Canadian Literacy and Learning Network estimates 84,000 people would be able to get off social assistance, saving $542 million a year and creating $100 billion in increased annual earnings. Employees with higher literacy earn more over their lifetime, are more likely to be able to find fulltime work or receive further training. In Ontario, 53 per cent of adults are at level 4-5 (better literacy than the average high school graduate); however four per cent are at level 1 or even below. Sobering statistics So how does Lanark County measure up? Statistics are used in communities to measure literacy. These statistics include: Census data on at risk families with low income, lone parent families, home language, level of education; the Early Development Instrument (EDI) which is used in senior kindergarten to measure a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readiness to learn in a grade 1 environment; the standardized Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests, administered through the Ministry of Education, to assess the quality of education of children at the end of grade 3, and grade 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; data which can then be gathered by schools and neighbourhoods; Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) (Grade 10 test done through EQAO); and statistics from our Ontario public libraries. Locally, data have been collected for

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reading, 62-69 per cent were successful in Perth, Smiths Falls, Tay Valley and Beckwith; 70-76 per cent successful in Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Lanark Highlands and Montague with Drummond/North Elmsley falling behind to 46 per cent grade 3 success. In the EQAO grade 6 (age 11) reading testing, results of success ranged from 86-92 per cent (Perth and Montague), to 75-78 per cent (Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith) to success rates of 56-67 per cent for Tay Valley, Smiths Falls and Drummond North Elmsley. Lanark Highlands had a success rate for grade 6 of 33 per cent. Seventy-four per cent of Canadians who graduate from high school have strong literacy skills but those who drop out of high school often have poor skills. High school testing (OSSLT age 15, grade 10) in March 2013, shows success rates at St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic High School, Perth of 85 per cent, Notre Dame Catholic High School of 82 per cent and Almonte District High School of 81 per cent. Carleton Place High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success rate was 76 per cent, Perth and District Collegiate Institute was 73 per cent, Smiths Falls District Collegiate Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was 71 per cent. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alternate School had a success rate of 31 per cent. When data of public library use were analyzed, 35 per cent of Lanark County residents used their library cards within the last two years. What are the underlying causes of literacy problems? There are many causes: See LITERACY page 18


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Nashville shines as development boom continues Lifestyle – They play for tips at Tootsie’s Blue Orchid Lounge on Broadway in Nashville. That seems incredible when you hear the quality of the singers and the expertise of the musicians who back them up. Tootsie’s is just one of the many honky-tonks and restaurant/bars in the world “Country Music Capital” that feature live music every day and night. Country is the predominant theme of course but Nashville bills itself as “Music City.” We visited Tootsie’s the night of Jan. 11 after watching Ottawa Senators edge Nashville Predators 2-1 in a shootout at Bridgestone Arena, located across the street. Tootsie’s is named for the late Hattie “Tootsie” Louis Tatum Bess who bought the place in 1960. Located at 422 Broadway, just around the corner from Ryman Auditorium the original home of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’, the club is the most famous in Nashville. Everyone who is anyone in the country music business has either played and/or visited Tootsie’s. That fact is underlined by the Wall of Fame which contains hundreds of photos including a who’s who of the music business. Many were autographed for Tootsie herself. There are other Tootsie’s locations at Nashville airport and in Panama City Beach, Florida. But there is nothing quite like the original. My friend Pam Lewis from nearby Franklin operates PLA Media, a public relations and marketing firm in Nashville. Her company works with numerous country artists. When Pam speaks,

people in the country music industry listen. For one thing she helped manage the career of a “fairly well known entertainer.” Some guy named Garth Brooks. Tough business Years ago Pam told me approximately 1,000 fledgling musicians arrive in Nashville every month of the year hoping to get their break in the tough, competitive country music business. She quickly added “about 1,000 (musical hopefuls) leave Nashville each month too.” I got the message! On the other hand it is clear some people who arrive in Music City stay and make good lives for themselves. Nashville is booming. We are frequent visitors to Tennessee because of Carleton Place’s sister city connection with Franklin. For three years I watched with interest as Nashville’s new convention centre rose on a huge downtown space, directly opposite Bridgestone Arena. The shining facility officially opened last spring and on this visit we were taken for a tour by Doug Sharp, another Franklin friend and sister city confrere. Doug works for a major property development firm based in downtown Nashville. In keeping with the general theme of the community it is named ‘Music City Center’ and, not surprisingly perhaps, one end is shaped like a guitar. The convention centre is huge. More like massive! At 1.2 million square feet (111,485 square metres) it covers six city blocks.

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It features a 350,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall that is big enough to hold four commercial airliners and allows tractor trailers to drive right on to the exhibit floor. The impressive venue also contains two giant ballrooms and 60 state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The price tag for Music City Center was equally gigantic - $623 million US. By comparison Ottawa’s downtown convention centre, which opened in spring 2011, is a very attractive facility which looks awfully large at first glance. But it is a mere 192,000 sq. ft. (17,800 sq. m.). Visitors to Nashville’s new convention centre can stroll through striking images of the city and hear songs at an interactive display by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame which has a gallery on the first floor. There is also an outdoor ‘Songwriter’s Square’ which impressed us, just outside a main entrance to the complex. Doug also gave us a “cook’s tour” of the new Musicians’ Hall of Fame and Museum. The original was displaced by the convention centre development. The museum, which honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument, reopened last August and is now located

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in a section of the downtown Nashville Municipal Auditorium. As for the Music City Center, the scale of the place makes even a word like “breathtaking” seem inadequate. Nashville already has the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. It covers 40 acres and features spectacular, plant-filled indoor atriums. My wife Kathleen and I were really impressed when we toured the facility in 2011. With nearly 3,000 rooms, the hotel at Opryland ranks 29th on the world list of large hotels. By Nashville standards Opryland, which is not to be confused with Grand Ole Opry House, the current home of the Grand Ole Opry (the world’s longest running live radio program), is rather poorly located. It’s a 15-minute drive from the city centre which isolates guests. It is a pleasant isolation though. The domed complex contains 15 restaurants. Nashville’s downtown is also home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum which sits side-by-side with the new convention centre. The $37 million museum opened in 2001 and is a must for any country music fan. I’m not much of a country aficionado but I thoroughly enjoyed our tour a few years ago. More development Doug says the former convention centre, which is still very visible on Broadway near Tootsie’s, will soon be demolished to make way for another huge commercial/residential project. Included on that site will be a skyscraper which will add to an already impressive

skyline. The tallest building in Nashville (and the State of Tennessee) is the 33-storey AT & T Building. The gleaming structure is better known as the “Batman Building” because its pinnacle resembles the caped crusader’s distinctive mask. Nashville isn’t only about country music. The community’s increasingly vibrant entertainment infrastructure also includes the stately Schermerhorn Symphony Center (circa 2006), the very impressive home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The juxtaposition is interesting. The symphony is a stone’s throw from the country hall of fame. Besides Bridgestone Arena, downtown Nashville also has another major sports venue. LP Field, home of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans, is a very visible edifice from the end of Broadway. The 69,000-seat stadium is located on the opposite bank of the Cumberland River. Placing so many key facilities in the heart of downtown seems a stroke of genius to me. There is much more construction on the drawing board, according to what Doug told us during our tour of the city three weeks ago. It is all sure to put smiles on the faces of the operators of Tootsie’s and the plethora of honky-tonks and restaurants in the heart of the city. But then that’s the whole idea! Good planning begets future success, not only for Nashville, Tennessee but for any community wise enough to follow suit. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com.

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they may include difficult living conditions (poverty, abuse, neglect), learning disabilities, interrupted schooling, some immigrants who do not have French or English as a first language, some Aboriginal people, loss of reading skills through lack of use. What is being done to support literacy development in Lanark County? We do have resources but in a largely rural area there are barriers to access which include problems with transportation, negative experiences with schooling, family circumstances, lack of self confidence and fear of joining a literacy program. There is the literacy and basic skills program which provides free training in reading, writing, math and basic work skills delivered by Algonquin College, TR Leger and Adult Learning and Training Centre. County-wide resources include the schools, Parents Reaching-Out grants, Language Training Assessment and Immigration Resource Centre with ESL services of the Upper Canada District School Board, Children’s Resources on Wheels with an early literacy specialist, youth centre programs that support literacy, Language Express – Preschool

Speech and Language. One of the very successful programs to help children who are falling behind in reading is the summer tutorial program run through the Perth and District Union Library – children are recommended by their teacher (kindergarten to grade 3 primarily) and attend in July and August with one on one help from university student tutors hired and trained specially for the program. The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network suggest best practices, with ideas of what can and should be done generally. One good possibility locally is to join in developing and working on a community plan for improving literacy in Lanark County. Anyone interested is invited to a breakfast meeting at the Perth and District Union Public Library on March 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Questions and RSVPs may be directed to Kathy Boelsma, early literacy specialist at 613 283-0095 ext. 312 or elslanarkoeyc@bellnet.ca. This Literacy in Lanark County presentation will be posted to www. crowoeyc.com – Programs - Early Literacy – For Professionals – Literacy Statistics. Judith Preston is the publicity chair for CFUW Perth and District.

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Sunday, Feb. 2, 11 am-12 pm 235 Bristow Drive, Montague Twp. $265,000 MLS: 877112

315 Elsie St. – Crestview Mobile Home Park $35,000 MLS: 896421

SOLD & SAVED

33 Bayview Cres. $229,900 MLS: 891782

27 Anderson St., Smiths Falls $229,900 MLS: 886600

3.5% COMMISSION

165 Tayridge Rd. Tay Valley, Perth $109,000 MLS: 894604

53 Marsha Dr., Smiths Falls $179,900 MLS: 852505

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1000 Flower Station Rd. – $179,000 ***GEORGE EDWARDS 613-200-4485

Rideau St., North Elmsley – $75,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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1509 Drummond Conc 6B – $129,900 **MARK LEE 613-812-1017

4756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls – $219,000 ***BRIAN CAVANAGH 613-812-0229

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334 Station Rd., North Elmsley – $369,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

1 Grant Street, Perth – $184,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

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980 Perth Rd. – $249,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

184 Golf Club Rd. – $214,900 MLS: #896782 ***LINDA MCKENNA 613-485-0576

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2096 Rosedale Rd. – $359,900 *PAULINE AUNGER 613-285-9158

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2541 Rideau Ferry Rd. – $249,900 ***MICHELLE FOURNIER 613-812-8585

12 Beckwith St. E. Perth – $239,000 ***GEORGE EDWARDS 613-200-4485

346 Elliott Road, Tay Valley – $454,900 **IVAN HODGINS 613-812-0363

71 Wilson St. W., Perth – $384,500 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

106 Beckwith St. E., Perth – $247,900 ***JEFFREY WEIR 613-285-4467

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170 Meadow Lane – $319,000 MLS® 896256

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Jennifer O’Brien

134 Brockville St. – $149,900 MLS® 884991

Between Perth and Smiths Falls. Beautiful renovated family home. Call today.

Semi detached 3 bedroom home with many renovations. Call for details.

Regan Lee** 613-812-0155

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574 County Rd. 5 – $149,900 MLS® 894371 Quaint 3 bedroom bungalow, wood floors, steel roof, outbuildings.

Lisa Brennan-Trudel*** 613-285-9646

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm 7542 Hwy 15 Upscale bungalow nestled in the trees on 15.48 acres. Updated in 2006. Brand new n. gas furnace, sunken living rm with 12’ patio doors to rear yard. $569,900ÊUÊmls# 863885 Marly Burke

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207 Gore Street SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm Completely renovated 2 bdrm home in Almonte with 312 Flora Street 3 bdrm., 2 full bath, corner lot, lovely covered porch. Tons of finished basement and an indoor pool! On a quiet street character, hardwd, tile, crown molding, tin ceiling and more! with hardwood floors, 2 complete baths, many upgrades! $299,900ÊUÊmls# $219,900ÊUÊmls# 894451 Jason Coleman Robin Ferrill

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74 Bridge Street Over 2,000 sq.ft. in professional building. On main st. with plenty of parking and great street exposure. $189,900ÊUÊmls# 891702 Robin Ferrill

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103 Terraview Custom country estate on nicely landscaped 2 acre lot. Call John today. $659,900ÊUÊmls# 894287 John Coburn

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9:30am-10:30am 34 Carol Cres

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1:00-3:00 PM 140 Edey Drive, Queensway West Estates What a great neighbourhood!! Exciting 2 level 5 Bdr 3 Bth nestled on a private 1.36 Acre woodland setting. Unique sunlit open design, ideal for an active family, close to Beckwith School and Recreational facility. You will love the remodeled open concept Kit, with entertaining sized Island plus sunlit Lvg/ Dining area. The entertaining sized LL Family Rm with cozy heat efficient Woodstove will be a hit with your teenagers. PS; Wait until you see the 4 person whirlpool. LIGHT THE CANDLES AND ENJOY!! IMMEDIATE OCCUANCY. $319,900

Smiths Falls

Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

12 Jubilee St

Smiths Falls

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157 Elmsley St

Smiths Falls

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12:00pm-2:00pm 71 Wilson St W

205 Preston Drive, Carleton Place Looking for an awesome detached Workshop with Radiant floor heating, and a well appointed adult lifestyle 2 Bedrm 2 Bth Split Level Home. Great corner lot, well landscaped and ready to move in and enjoy. this is an amazing find.!! This home has had many fine upgrades; Hardwood floors, a cool MBR with a gas wall FFP and Patio doors that invite you to a private hidden Oasis with an amazing Salt Water Pool and expansive decking. Could life get any better? Immediate Occupancy MLS#871023 $309,500

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Perth

Jeffrey Weir 613-285-4467

Smiths Falls

Jennifer McCleery 613-285-5007

12:30pm-1:30pm 12 James St

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Francine Rever/Lisa Ritskes

107 Lorne St

Lisa Ritskes/Francine Rever

Smiths Falls

1:00pm-2:00pm

A neighbourhood in transition

2096 Rosedale Rd Smiths Falls

Pauline Aunger 613-285-9158

184 Golf Club Rd Smiths Falls

Linda McKenna 613-485-0576

2:00pm-3:00pm 26 Dufferin St

Jennifer McCleery 613-285-5007

Smiths Falls

Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842

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Jennifer McCleery 613-285-5007

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Montague

Evelyn Lee 613-284-7277

Smiths Falls

Lisa Brennan-Trudel 613-285-9646

12:30pm-1:30pm 34 Main St 1:00pm-3:00pm 140 Edey Dr

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7 Crampton Dr

Carleton Place

Rhonda Brunke 613-253-3175

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Carleton Place

Marly Burke 613-253-3175

312 Flora St

Carleton Place

Robin Ferrill 613-253-3175

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In town $249,000 Beautiful solid 3 br bungalow on a quiet street, spotless kitchen leading to dining area and bright sun room, large living room, hardwood floors in bedrooms, full finished basement with rec room, laundry/utility room and workshop, nicely landscaped double size lot, car port, small barn. MLS 879849

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$249,000 Ready to move in, comfortable 3 br bungalow on a corner lot in Perth, gleaming hardwood floors in dining and living room, Berber carpeting in bedrooms, solid oak cabinetry, patio door to back deck, full length covered front porch, full unfinished basement, walls insulated and drywalled and high ceiling, gas furnace and central air, well maintained 8 year old home. MLS 895769

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34 CAROL CRES – $179,900

12 JUBILEE – $129,900

157 ELMSLEY ST – $137,000

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2999 HWY 43 – $479,000 LISA RITSKES* FRANCINE REVER*

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239 CODE DRIVE, SMITHS FALLS New furnace installed in 2013! 3+1 Bedroom country home.

Chris McCann SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Dir: 613-802-1932 Off: 613-498-2222 Kevin Grimes Broker of Record 613-283-2121

Jacalyn Feenstra Broker 613-283-2121

Rob Garvin Sales Representative 613-284-6968

Lisa Ritskes Sales Representative 613-285-6611

Francine Rever Sales Representative 613-285-7274

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Anna Kowalewski Sales Representative 613-875-7842

Andrea Geauvreau Sales Representative 613-296-3309

Wendy Hillier Broker 613-285-4476

Jessyka Auclair Sales Representative 613-283-2121

Jennifer McCleery Sales Representative 613-285-5007


REGIONAL NEWS

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New hybrid drive technology and old winter problems Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; At the recent Montreal International Auto Show, Honda and Acura, like most automakers represented, revealed some new models to the press and public. Unlike any other carmaker there, the technology they unwrapped demonstrated a very unique angle on performance power-trains which holds the promise of improved safety and handling on even the worst road conditions. Under the skin of the all-new 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid sedan is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first revolutionary three-electric-motor drive to enter the passenger automotive arena. Under the hood is a V6 engine mated to an electric hybrid motor and a seven-speed transmission rated at 377 hp. The rear wheels are powered by individual electric motors in a very radical transformation of Acuraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary SH-AWD (super handling all-wheel drive). This technology will also be found in the 2015 Acura NSX supercar when it makes its return next year. Acura is promising that this

advanced new hybrid powertrain will deliver 0-100 km/h times of a V8 powered machine but with NRCan fuel ratings of 6.8 L/100 km city and 6.3 L/100 km on the highway. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve road-tested the current versions of Acuraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SH-AWD in their sport utility and cross-over models and because of its ability to increase or decrease the power to individual road-wheels depending on traction and driver input, it provides one of the most sure-footed rides for the money. The use of electric wheel motors will improve the response times of these adjustments and make this vehicle almost impossible to lose traction or control. The extreme cold that is gripping our area in cycles this winter certainly plays havoc with just about every system and component on our vehicles. One of the more common failures shops are dealing with this winter is power steering fluid leaks. When the mercury drops to the icy depths weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, the hydraulic fluid that automo-

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tive power steering systems use can exert higher pressures on lines, pumps, and steering gears. This can lead to leaks, but there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk and contain the damage. When you start your vehicle for a warm-up on a particularly frosty morning (temps at or below -25 degrees C, avoid overrevving the engine or moving the steering until the power-steering fluid has had a chance to circulate a bit. Unless the engine has fully warmed up, when you take off, take it easy and smooth on the turns until everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at operating temperatures. If you hear any unusual whining or groaning noises from the power-steering system, check the fluid level. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low, you risk damaging the

pump and other components not to mention the safety risk of losing steering assist. Before adding fluid, check your vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; manual to ensure you top it off with the correct type. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one last winter tip (hopefully for a while). This one my late father used to employ on his Ford. If you own an older diesel farm tractor and need to use it on a frosty morning and have had trouble with cold-starts before, consider keeping an approved container of diesel fuel in

a heated room (say around 20 L). Before trying an outdoor startup, pour the warmed fuel into the tractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tank (make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve left enough volume for the full 20 L.) This can reduce the risk of diesel fuel gelling. Make sure your warm storage area is properly ventilated and the container is secured and well away from an excessive heat source or open flames. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a

line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counsellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner

Annual Tapping Out Party March 8 Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lanark and District Maple Syrup Producers annual Tapping Out Party for 2014 will be hosted by the Halladay family at Quabbin Hill Maple. The party will take place at 156 Quabbin Hill Rd. Mallorytown, the special event is on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is to celebrate the upcoming maple syrup season, and to promote the maple

syrup industry. Activities will include a ceremonial tree tapping at noon by BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast hosts Jamieson and Jenn, taffy on the snow, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face painting, an interactive educational display with the Kettle Boys, tour of the sugar house, maple baked goods for sale, walking tours of the sugar bush, (wagon rides available to and from the bush), and light lunch available. Directions: Take 401 exit 675

go north to County Road 2, then go west to Quabbin Road (County Road 3), north on Quabbin Road (four kilometres) turn left onto Quabbin Hill Road. From Athens: Take County Road 5 south to Junetown Rd., travel along Junetown to the stop sign, and turn left onto Escott/ Yonge Townline Road. Travel to a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the road then turn left, travel to Quabbin Hill Road and turn right.

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ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

SOCIAL NOTES ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

BIRTH

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

“WE REMEMBER”

Bill and Nina Bligdon HAPPY 55TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY January 31, 2014 Your years have been blessed with good friends, family and great adventures. We wish you many more. Love, Vanessa, Terry, Annette, John, Jacob, Ashley, Samantha Mackenzie and Curtis BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY Keith & Joan Cassell February 1st, 2014 Love; Chris, Debbie, Nicole, Emily, Brett, Abigail & Wade. Kevin, Marcy, Macy, Kaitlyn, Reba & Bronwyn. Brian, Stephanie, Danielle, Emma & Nathan. Scott, Cindy, Mason, Bailey, Tyler & Curtis.

RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY January 29, 2014 Nifty, Nifty she feels Fifty But, Lordy, lordy she is only Forty Love all your Family CARD OF THANKS

HAPPY RETIREMENT MARILYN LUCAS In celebration of her 49 years as a medical secretary Marilyn’s family are hosting an Open House February 8th at 1 pm at 114 Merrick St., Smiths Falls Best Wishes Only Please

RAINVILLE – Pete and Melissa Rainville along with new big brother Chase are happy to announce the birth of Kaelen James Rainville. Born on the very special birthday of his Uncle James, Kaelen arrived on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. and weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. Excitedly awaiting his arrival was Grandma Susan McGrath of Carleton Place and Mamere and Papere Marie and Lou Rainville along with Auntie JoAnn and Uncle David Myer all of Ottawa. Proudly looking down from heaven was Grandpa James McGrath and Uncle James Rainville. A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Muldowney and her team of absolutely wonderful nurses on the Maternity Ward at Smiths Falls Hospital. A special mention and thank you to Dr. Lawson for the care and concern leading up to Kaelen joining our family.

CARD OF THANKS

“WASN’T THAT A PARTY” You bet it was and what can we say but Thank You, Thank You all for coming and helping us celebrate our ‘50th’ wedding anniversary. We were so pleased to see all our family and friends there and some had come from many miles away. Thanking the Good Lord for helping us with the weather and making the travelling okay. Well first to thank our daughter and most precious gift from our 50 years, Bonnie, you did an amazing job. Allison Hamilton we love you and your wonderful family very much and your children have brightened our lives for the last few years. No party is complete without an “MC” and who else but Hugh, you’re great, what more can we say. As always she was there to help again with her talent and skill, Nora, yellow roses are my favourite. Thank you to all those long time friends we haven’t seen in forever and some that we see every day, we are so happy you were there. And of course, to two great friends, I’m so glad you’re not Gypsies’ anymore, Jack and Beryl. Thank you, also to those special girls at the counter and to “Johnny 5” for keeping us all moving. To all of you who could not be at our party and you know who you are, we missed you. With great love and thanks Donna and Harold Edwards

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of

saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

JANUARY 30th 1994 - Singard, Rosina Maria 1996 - Sampson, Laura Jane 1999 - Greene, William Robert Grant 2000 - Cuerrier, Loretta T. 2011 - Bruce, Taylor Emmett JANUARY 31st 1978 - McIntosh, Mary Jane 1984 - Lindsay, Leo James 1988 - Reddy, Helen Elizabeth 2002 - Timmins, Eva Mary Elizabeth 2004 - Caldwell, Warden “Earl” 2005 - Morton, Stanley Hirst 2009 - O’Connell, Georgina Sharon 2009 - Gale, Alastair FEBRUARY 1st 1985 - Anderson, Charles William Scott FEBRUARY 2nd 1972 - Morrow, Joseph Richard 1976 - MacSpurren, Edward Patrick 1990 - Muskett, Alexander Smith 1996 - Julian, Eric Donald 2003 - Hannah, Glen Alan 2008 - Stewart, Douglas Charles 2009 - Nightingale, Enid 2013 - Perfitt, Sadie Emily Loretta FEBRUARY 3rd 1970 - Adams, Rebecca

1973 - Comba, Murray L. 1979 - Ritchie, Jean 1981 - Kent, Thomas Manly 1996 - McDonald, Mertie Etta 1998 - Price, John Frederick 1999 - Ashfield, Marjorie J. 2013 - James, Glenn Stanley FEBRUARY 4th 1970 - Bowes, Alan 1976 - Eckartt, Fredrick Edward 1982 - Shane, Cecil Leonard 1991 - Van der Meer, Ruurd (Roy) 1992 - McKittrick, Edith Margaret 1999 - Davidson, Dorothy Roseanne 2001 - Clement, Doris Mary 2002 - Millar, Wayne Morris 2003 - Potvin, Nancy Elizabeth 2008 - McLean, Stuart Campbell 2008 - Kastner, Konrad FEBRUARY 5th 1970 - Seward, Arthur 1978 - Botten, Alice Maud 1985 - Blackwell, Elsie 1993 - Elliott, Nancy Margaret 1998 - McDougall, Charles W. N. (Chuck) 2000 - Byrne, John Desmond 2005 - Kellough, John C. Willard 2013 - Ford, Richard George

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BURGESS In loving memory of our parents and grandparents, Ernie (January 3, 2011) and Irene (January 29, 2003). Sadly missed along life’s way, Never more than a thought away, Precious memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year. Forever in our hearts, Steve, Patricia, Corey, Cody and Kelsie

ENGAGEMENT

IN MEMORIAM

ENGAGEMENT

PERFITT, Sadie – In Memory of the Loving Matriarch of our family, our rock who passed away on Feb 2nd 2013. We know you are watching over us In everything we do, So, each day we will look towards heaven, And blow a gentle kiss to you. We will always love and miss you. Your Loving Family

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Cavalier Deacon David Cavalier

It is with profound sadness that the family of Deacon David Cavalier announces his passing at home on January 21, 2014, peacefully surrounded by their immense love and prayers. David was the beloved husband of Elaine (Blier) Cavalier; dearly loved and respected father of Jaana (Tyler) Brett, Claire (Peter) Oostrom, Jacob, Noah, Joseph, Jonah and David; and adored grandpa of Emma Brett. David will also be sadly missed by his dear brother, Paul (Patricia) Cavalier, and mother-in-law, Anne-Marie Blier, and by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends, all of whom he loved “phenomenally”. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Rev. Leslie and Frances (Thoms) Cavalier, and fatherin-law, Benoit (Pete) Blier. Deacon David was an Architecture graduate (Carleton University), graphic designer, and Professor of Architecture at Algonquin College. He touched the lives of many people in his role as husband, father, teacher, visionary, mentor, performer, singer, soccer coach, friend and most recently, as Deacon, serving at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Perth. His ordination as a Permanent Deacon on June 25, 2011, was a highlight along his life’s journey. He lovingly embraced his diaconal vocation, humbly serving the Lord and the Church to the fullest. David was filled with joy when he was welcomed as an Associate Deacon into the Madonna House Community on September 24, 2013. “Love ya!” Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth, on Thursday, January 23, from 4-8 pm, and on Friday, January 24, from 12 noon until 4 pm. A Vigil Service was held in St. John the Baptist Church, 38 Wilson St. E., Perth, on Friday at 6:30 pm. Deacon Cavalier laid in state in the church on Friday evening, and on Saturday, January 25 from 9-10:30 am, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Interment followed at St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to the Cavalier Family Fund (cheques payable to “Elaine Cavalier” - TD Bank # 3410 Account # 630 4570) or to the Madonna House Apostolate in Combermere. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

IN MEMORIAM

ENGAGEMENT Brent & Darlene Munro and Ken & Pat Postma are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Trevor Munro and Jennifer Postma. Their wedding will take place in the Fall 2014. THE EMC - 25 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

JUDY MERPAW July 4, 1950 - January 30, 2011 No one could be more loving. She was thoughtful, her actions were always for others. To know her is to be blessed. A lady to treasure. You are forever loved and missed Graham and family

IN MEMORIAM

CURRAN, Isobell – In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away January 22, 2013. “Not just this day but every day remembered.” “Missed most by those who loved her best.” Sadly missed and always loved by husband Leonard Curran, children Shirley Donovan, Butch Curran, Donna Saywell, and the late Francis Edmunds, grandchildren and great grandchildren


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Buckingham

Peacefully on January 23, 2014 at the Smiths Falls Hospital two weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Merlin Salter (2007) and from her first marriage Cameron MacPherson (1988). Loving mother of Ernest MacPherson, Lois (Late Arthur Taber) and Joan (Jack Rombouts). Last of the family of John and Vera Giff. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Debbie Taber, Julie Taber, Lisa Crozier (Shawn), Abby Johnson (Philip), Joel Schnurr (Catherine), Irena Morley and Stephanie Rombouts. Sisters-in-law Norma Laffin (late Stirling) and Jean Giff (late Bob). Sadly missed by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy, Helen (Abe Prescott) and brothers Harold, Clarence, Tommy, Ernie, Carlysle, Olyn, Bill, Robert and Francis. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 11 o’clock until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Smith, Kaye Dawn (Died January 26, 2014) Our angel passed peacefully to join her husband Arthur, her son Danny and daughter Dawn (Peter-surviving) on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Cherished mother of Wesley (Michele) and Tauri (Kevin) Hall. Much loved “Nan” of Goddaughter Kourtney, Kody, Brett, Brooke, Matt, Conner, Scott, Laura and Krista and great-grandchildren Molly, Elliott and Clark. Loved by sisters Mona and Hazel and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Esther and Marg and brother Mervin. Kaye will be missed by her much loved canine companion “Beau”. Friends were invited to visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Capital Memorial Gardens in the spring. Donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Marc Marion and the Doctors and Nurses of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital I.C.U. www.barkerfh.com

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 two weeks before his 79th birthday. Beloved husband of Marguerite. Loving father of Debbie, Don (Jill), Vicki Belland (Steve) and Dale (Isabelle).Cherished grandfather of Cole, Brady and Mikayla Belland and Christopher Behn. Brother of Ada, and the late Mary and Gerald. Special friend of Rick Taylor, Leo and Judy Tessier and Frank and Alice Rideout. Don was a member of the West Ottawa Lions Club for 45 years and was a manager for the Royal Bank. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Carleton Place Hospital especially Dr. Spooner for all their excellent care. Friends may visit at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue, West, Carleton Place on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 1st at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at the Carleton Place Legion. Donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, Jesse’s Journey Research for DMD, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Ford “Sugar” Green

Jones, Kenneth (Died January 22, 2014) His passion for music was well known throughout the Ottawa Valley. Peacefully after a lengthy illness in Fairview Manor at Almonte, Ontario at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Dear father of Ron (Jolan) of Ashton and Angela of Kanata. Dear grandfather of Amanda (Cory), Zachary, Byron and Leah. Great-grandfather of Adaley. Survived by his brothers Richard (Bette) and Robert. Predeceased by his parents Edna and Robert Jones and his sister Joan. Friends were invited to the funeral service at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. David Andrew officiating. No visitation. Spring interment at St. James Anglican Cemetery. Donations to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or Fairview Manor would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fairview Manor for their compassionate care of Ken. www.barkerfh.com

BARDEN, Audrey Ethel Muriel (English War Bride) (Brownie Leader for over 50 years) Passed away peacefully on January 20, 2014 in the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital. Audrey (nee Rogers) Of Almonte, in her 89th year. Dear wife to the late John. Cherished mother of Roger (Beth), the late Sylvia Croswell and the late Steve. Motherin-law of Larry Croswell. Proud “Grandma” of Judy (John), Bruce, Andrew (Theresa), Jennifer (Scott) and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Rowland (the late Barbara) of Axminster, Devon, England. Private family graveside service in the Auld Kirk Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation - Rosamond Wing. A special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Almonte General Hospital for their care and 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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Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

COLLINS Eleanor (Cassell) (Hogan)

Syme Anne Taylor Syme

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Passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Ford Melbourne Green at the age of 85. Ford is predeceased by his first wife Glenna (nee Davis) and his son Russell Green. Beloved husband of Rose Demers. Loving father of Glen (Beth) Green, Heather (Keith) Dorken, Rick (Ginette) and Jim Green. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Kaitlin, Melissa (Jason), Kevin, Ashley (Wayne), Shannon (Shane), Justin and Dylan (Krinda). He will be sadly missed by his 5 great-grandchildren, and his daughters-in-law Debbie and Teri Green. “Pops” will be fondly remembered by Rose’s family, including her children Brian (Karen), Patsy, Larry (Francine), Michael (Dianne), Caroline (Luke), Bruce and Wayne (Sherley), as well as Rose’s entire extended family, and his friends in Smiths Falls and Ottawa. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to Heart & Stroke or Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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On January 23, 2014, Anne Taylor Syme died peacefully at the Ottawa Queensway Carleton Hospital with her family by her side. She was 103 and lived alone at her home until the last 3 weeks. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Syme, loving mother of Douglas Syme and the late Rev. Robert Syme. Dear mother-in-law of Elspeth Syme and the late Rev. Ruth Syme. Much loved grandmother of Jocelyn (Bruce), Scott (Carolyn), Geoff (Cecilia), Jennifer (Dale), Alison (Marty), Chris (Melissa), Hilary (Craig), Matthew (Elizabeth) and Peter. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was born in Hartney Manitoba and spent most of her adult life in Montreal and St. Lambert. She went back to work when she was 46 as a part owner and Director of Taylor Evans furniture manufacturer in Montreal where she retired at the age of 69. She was very active in the Daughters of the Nile temple in Montreal raising money for the Shriners Hospitals (www. shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). She was Queen of her Temple in 1976. Her most lasting legacy will be the affect she had on her grandchildren and in particular she was a role model for her granddaughters. There will be a memorial service in Montreal in late May at the Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Shriners Hospitals or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors (613)267-3765 www.blairandson.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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Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Laura ‘Mary’ Buckingham (nee Craven), age 91, of Perth Ontario, passed away in hospital after a brief illness on January 26th, 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Wallace in 2010, and her brother David Craven in 2009. Mary was the cherished aunt of Ronald (Linda) Craven, Kenneth (Lucy Slykerman) Craven, Charles (Susan) Buckingham, Alexander (Grace) Buckingham, Elizabeth (John) Stephenson, Margie (Pat) Coombs, Karyn (John) Kennedy, Cathy Buckingham, Kim Kinnear, Colleen Buckingham and Stephen Buckingham. Mary was born in Medicine Hat Alberta on February 26th, 1922. She served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII and later worked as Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Air Canada. Mary and Donald married on September 18th, 1951. They enjoyed skiing in the Laurentians, boating on the St. Lawrence and travelling across North America in their recreational vehicles. The family would like to thank Mary’s close friends and especially Malcolm and Esther MacDiarmid for their support throughout the past four years. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., followed by a funeral service in the chapel. Reception will follow the service in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment in the afternoon, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. In remembrance, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W. Perth, Ontario, K7H 2K1 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DUPUIS, Anna Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with loved ones by her side on Saturday morning, January 25th, 2014. Anna Mildred Dupuis of Arnprior; formerly of Kingston at the age of 83 years. Dear daughter of the late Cleary Judge and the late Teresa Fitzgerald. Beloved wife of the late John Eugene Dupuis) (May 3, 1998). Dearly loved mother of Paul (Darlene) of Campbellford; Donna Laplante of White Lake and Laurie Dupuis (Kevin Still) of Arnprior. Cherished and proud “Gram” of Kelsey Laplante and J.P. Dupuis. Dear sister of Sheila Gane (Fred) of Kingston. Predeceased by 3 sisters: Helen, Thelma and Stella as well as her only brother, Jerry. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday morning, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass was held in St. Philip Neri Church, Toledo, Ontario on Wednesday at 12 o’clock noon. A reception will follow. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. In memory of Anna, a donation the Arnprior, Braeside and McNab Seniors at Home Program or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Eleanor. She will be sadly missed by her husband Thomas Collins. She will be forever loved and remembered by her daughters, Patricia (the late Thomas) Saunders of Smiths Falls, Rose Marie Hogan of Oshawa, Cyndi (Brent) Kinch of Jasper and Karen Minnie (Jen) of Brockville. She was the much loved Nana of Thomas (Erin), Nahum, Cale, Amanda, Ryan and Jason (Keesha). She leaves to mourn her sister Kathleen (late Gerald) Fulcher, and her brothers Garnet (Isobel), Donald (Mary), Richard, Hudson and sister-in-law Olive Cassell. She will be fondly remembered by Ron Hogan. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Rosie Cassell, her sister Della Cross and her brother Ross. She will be fondly remembered by her step grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family and her dear friends. Cremation took place on January 14, 2014 at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home in Bowmanville, ON. At the request of Eleanor no service will be held but rather a Celebration of Her Life/Memories Lunch will be held at the Smiths Falls Salvation Army Church on February 1, 2014 at 1 pm. Donations can be made in memory of Eleanor at the Smiths Falls Salvation Army Church, 251 Brockville Street, Smiths Falls, ON or call 613-283-3563. IN MEMORIAM

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JOYNT – In loving memory of a loving brother and sister-in-law Lional (Ike) Joynt, Dec. 29, 1993 and his wife Shirley (Geary) Joynt, July 26, 2007. 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 away many things, But this they wipe out never, The memory of those happy days, When we were all together. Inez and Gib


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BALLANCE Richard Mansel Suddenly at home on Friday, January 24, 2014 in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Louise Ballance. Dear brother of Cecil Ballance. Beloved son-in-law of Marg Elliott. Cherished brother-inlaw of Allan Elliott. Predeceased by his parents Merlin and Hazel Ballance and his sister Sheila. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 12 noon until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 o’clock. Interment will take place in the spring at Merrickville Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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COADY, Carmel - In remembrance of a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who left this earth, January 31, 2013. Months have passed day by day, It is now one year since she went away. Though her smile is gone forever And her hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake With which we will never part. God has her in His keeping, We have her in our hearts. Life is not forever … our love is. Doug, Deb, Erin, Michael, Maya, Zachery and Emma

McNAMEE, Peter – In loving memory of Pete my soulmate who passed away February 4, 2013. You’ve just walked on ahead of me And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If only I would see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you just walked on ahead of me Don’t worry I’ll be fine But now and then I swear I feel your hand slip into mine. Love and miss you Mary

Hilda Vivian Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor, Eastons Corners, on Thursday January 23rd, 2014. Hilda Olmstead (nee Dillabough) age 93 of Jasper. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Olmstead. Dear mother of Gwen Weir of Delta. Loving grandmother of Laurie Weir of Delta and Stephen Weir (Danielle) of Brockville. Special great-grandmother of Emalee Mussell and Sophia Weir. Dear sister of Muriel McDougall (Jim) of Brockville and Jean Black (Arthur) of Toledo. Also survived by 2 half-brothers and one half-sister, Earl Dillabough (Marlene), Jack Dillabough (Jan) and Shirley Tobin all of Prescott. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Dwayne Weir of Delta, sister, Edith Johnston of Brockville, and a half-brother, Garnet Dillabough of Prescott. In keeping with Hilda’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Private Grave-Side Service will be held at Lehigh’s Cemetery in the spring. In memoriams to Rosebridge Manor or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: www.judsonfuneralhome.ca Judson Funeral Home 613-924-2626.

Allan Earl Dunfield Feb. 03/2008 - Six years No matter how I spend my day. No matter what I do. Before I close my eyes at night, I always think of you. In my thoughts and in my heart. Miss you Love always Alice McDOUGALL, Harold, 1922-2013 – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away February 3, 2013. No one knows our heartaches, Only those who have lost can tell, Of the grief that we bear in silence, For the one we loved so well. Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Loves remembrance outlasts all. And though the years be many or few, They are filled with remembrance of you. Sadly missed Lois and family

Casselman Mary Ann Jessie Casselman (Spotton)

Mary Ann Jessie (Spotton) born in Chesterville, Ontario, June 14, 1915 passed away on Friday, January 17th, 2014 in her 99th year, at Fairview Manor in Almonte. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas Spotton and Josephine (Boisclair), her husband Russell Leland, sons Gary and Kenneth, sisters Evelyn Labelle, Dorothy Labelle, Katie Spotton and brother Leonard Spotton. Jessie is survived by her son Wayne Gene (Eileen) of Ashton, 6 grandchildren Sean, Angela, Rick, David, Carl and Megan and several great grandchildren. She was the eldest and last survivor of the “Thomas Spotton Line”. Jessie and Russell were married November 30, 1938 in Cornwall, Ontario. Many thanks to the staff at Fairview Manor. A private service will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville in the Spring. Arrangements are in care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth, Ontario (613)267-3765. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Peter Joseph Wilson Carty September 7th, 1981 - January 31st, 2005 Words can not explain how a family can cope with the loss of a child no matter their age, we can only attempt to deal with and struggle threw our daily life with the gap that it left in our family circle. No one expects to lose a child before they have passed themselves. We always hear when you have had a loss, that time heals everything, I think that coping with the loss of a family member of a good age is what they meant. You can know that they had a good long life and many opportunities in their life, raising a family, travel, financially being able to enjoy life. A child is just looking forward to every part of their life not thinking anything can go wrong, waiting for all the wonders of the world they can experience and accomplish, raising a family, how does a parent explain to them that cancer will take them before any of that can be accomplished. There are many challenges in life that we are made to deal with but losing a child is not one that gets easier to deal with, it does not get better. Peter we love you and will never forget what a special son you were Until we are together again. Love Mom, Dad and Kurt

IN MEMORIAM BURGESS In loving memory of our Mom (Grandma) Irene (January 29, 2003), Dad (Grandpa) Ernie (January 3, 2011), Brother Allan (February 14, 2012) and Niece Irene (December 28, 2012)

COADY, Carmel - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma who passed away January 31, 2013. One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away. God took her Home, It was His will, But in our heartsm She liveth still. Deep in our hearts lies a picture, Of a loved one laid to rest, In memories frame we shall keep it, Because she was one of the best. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed Donnie, Julie, Greg and Shyanna

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Carolyn Hughes January 29, 2013 We celebrate the anniversary of the birth into Heaven of the most generous Mom and friend, whose passion, intellect and every activity was about being attentive to our welfare, our learning, our having fun, our being creative and constructive like she always was. We thank you Mom, and for still being there for us. We remember and are there for you too. Michael and Bryan And all those who love you.

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We often visit your resting place And we often speak your names Remembering you can cause a smile, bring laughter or a tear These are precious keepsakes with which we’ll never part Forever loved and remembered Keith, Barb, Lisa & Dwight

SCOLLAN – Billy, January 23, 1987 and Lois January 31, 2001. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard but always there, Still missed, still loved, still very dear. The Scollan Family

GLENN JAMES February 3, 2013 Though you’re no longer with us Everyday we find In one way or another You’re always in our mind. We might hear a piece of music And at once our minds are stirred Back to a treasured moment All of us have shared. We never try to stop them We let them just flow through It’s just our way of spending time Once again with you. Forever loved and never to be forgotten Wife Helen, Kevin, Judy, Steven and families

LACKEY, John Cecil (Jack) – In loving memory of our dear father who left us January 30, 1994. Although your smile is gone forever And your hand we can no longer touch We still have wonderful memories of a Dad we loved so much. Please know you will never be forgotten Though on earth you are no more In our memories you will live forever Always loved as you were before. Many think the wound inside will heal But, little do they know, the sorrow we still conceal. So Dear God please take a message To our Dad in heaven above Tell him how much we miss him And give him all our love. Sadly missed and always loved by his Children and Grandchildren

McGREGOR, Joan – In loving memory of a dear mother, partner, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother Joan, who passed away January 29, 2010. A beautiful memory dearer than gold, Whose worth can never be told. There is a place in our hearts No one can ever fill, We miss you now and always will. As the years come and go, The pain lingers on, Still can’t believe that you’re really gone. To anyone who still has their Mom, Treat her with special tender care, You will never know the heartache, As when you turn and she is not there. Our family chain was broken, That cold and nasty day, But one thing we know for sure, Is “TY” put Nanny under his wing, And off they went to a quiet place In heaven where only the best get sent. XO XO XO Love always Mother (Irene) Partner (Bob) and loving children Janice, Randy, Sandy and famlies

IN MEMORIAM BURNS, Raymond and David - In loving memory of our brothers who passed away: David, January 8, 2012, Raymond February 17, 2008. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you both to hear That we still love you dearly And wish that you were here. We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain, To walk beside us all our lives Until we meet again. Love always Brothers, Sisters and families

Russell Needham February 1, 2012

Two years have flown by, Since you were called away, You have a beautiful granddaughter now, She would steal your heart away. This month comes with sad regret, It brings a day we’ll never forget, No one knows the grief we bear, When our family meets and you’re not there. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, Our lives have gone on without you, And nothing is the same. Dad, when you said you wouldn’t be around, We hated to believe it could be true, How could we allow ourselves to even imagine, Saying goodbye to you. Although it was hard for us to see and hear, How you did not want to suffer anymore, We felt relief as we watched you pass, We are so proud of you!

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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, and friends


IN MEMORIAM FIELDING, Donald (Dick) - In loving memory of my husband who passed away Feb. 4, 2002. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. They say that time heals everything, But we know that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so, We miss you just as much today As we did twelve years ago. Love always Gladys

GARDINER, Kenneth E.G. - In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who passed away January 30, 2004. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near. Treasured thoughts of times together, Hold memories that last forever. Forever loved Lorena, Linda, Ian and Greg GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 Fondly loved and deeply mourned; Heart of my heart, I miss you so; Often my darling my tears will flow, Dimming your picture whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er I go, Tis sad but true, I will abide, until some day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be side by side. Loving wife, Betty GREENE, Grant January 30, 1999 There is a face that haunts us ever, And a voice which brought us cheer; And a smile weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forever remember, When in silence we dry every tear. Sons and Daughters

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IN MEMORIAM LEE - In loving memory of my dear grandson Adam. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been four long years since that sad day, When my precious grandson was called away. God took him Home to His Heavenly rest, Proved to me He always takes the best. Always smiling, happy, content, A friend to all wherever he went. Special smile, special face And in my heart a special place. From a happy life came a sudden end He died as he lived, Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend. My heart still aches with sadness Silent tears still flow, What it meant to lose him, No one will ever know. Sadly missed, forever loved, Grandma Lee

IN MEMORIAM PERFITT - In loving memory of my dear friend Sadie who passed away one year ago today, February 2, 2013. Make new friends But keep the old, One is silver, The other gold. Always remembered Elsie RUPERT, Margaret Rose - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a year since you left your sister and friends We think of you often and miss you dearly. Never forgotten Your sister Alice SONNENBURG - In loving memory of our dear father, Irwin Arnold who passed away January 27, 1973. No words we speak can ever say How much we miss you every day. Sadly missed and always remembered by Janice, Randy, Sandy

PERFITT - In loving memory of a dear friend Sadie, who passed away February 2, 2013. There is a link death cannot sever, Love and remembrance last forever. Sadly missed Carol and Ron

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IN MEMORIAM WRIGHT, Lorne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mortâ&#x20AC;?In loving memory of a special husband and father who passed away January 31, 2005. Nine years have passed since you have been gone, But only in body, not in spirit. You will be in our hearts forever. God took you from us which seemed the only way, Sacrificed your life to rid your pain and give you peace. Words cannot express how much we miss you and long for the day we will join you. Luv always Bonnie, Julie and John (Tyson), James and Shelley (Jayden), Tim and Karen (Shawn and Alyssa)

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4x5 round bales of hay for I am looking for good old- sale. Stored under cover. Place area. er light truck, car or van Carleton in fare condition for cash. 613-253-8006. (613)449-1668. 4x5 round bales of hay. COMMERCIAL RENT Stored outside. You pickup. 613-267-6362. Balderson Cafe, 30 seat VEHICLES completely equipped restaurant for rent. Available 2007 Kia Rondo EX, February 1. Gerry 225,000 km. 6 cylinders. 613-278-0088. We repair, modify or Dark grey, light grey interidemolish any size or. Non-smoking, mostly Building/warehouse/shop of structure. highway kilometers. space to rent, Hwy 7 Salvaged buildings, $3,700. Call Jeff at Carleton Place, 3,200 sq. timber and logs for sale. 613-258-9958. ft. Available February 1. Various size buildings. Call for information Fully insured. Assortment of used tires, 613-913-1213. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. John Denton Carleton Place, downSummers, all-season and Contracting town, 2 stores, 761 sq. ft. snows. Also used car Cell (613)285-7363 $650. 1000 ft. $875. Also parts. Gord 613-257-2498. Gibson Center, good commercial office space, 900, Relief milking, reliable, Chev Cavalier, 2005, excellent working condition, experienced. Will milk 1200, 3000 sq. ft. no rust, new battery, ther- within 40 kms. of Almonte. 613-257-5711. mostat, brakes, front tires. 613-256-4798. 121,500 km, $2,250. 613-283-2230. HALL RENTAL

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3 bedroom, newer executive home with view of Dalhousie Lake. Access to public beach, 5 appliances included, main floor master with ensuite, rent 1 bedroom apt. Down- $1,100 per month. Protown Perth. $775 utilities pane heat and utilities exincluded. Fridge, stove in- tra. Respectfully, no cluded. 613-267-6115. smoking, no pets. 613-264-0002. 1 bedroom, second floor apartment, Balderson. Almonte- 2 private rooms Fridge, stove, heat and hy- $480.00 and 1 private dro included. $900/month. room with private bathNo pets. First and last re- room $560.00; Carleton quired. Gerry Place- two 1 bedroom apts 613-278-0088. $670.00 pay util.; Commercial, retail space 1 bedroom upstairs apt. $650.00 plus util.; Indoor Central location, Carleton and outdoor parking and Place. Fridge and stove in- storage. 613-253-7777. cluded. First and last months rent and good ref- Almonte, 211 Ottawa erences required. $650 Street, 1 bedroom 2nd plus heat and hydro. No floor apartment. $575 plus heat and hydro. pets. 613-257-4627. 613-256-3513. Available 2 bedroom, 2nd storey February 1. apt. in Smiths Falls. Laundry hookup. Large storage Available immediately 2 unit at parking. $700/mth, bdr condo with riverview pay own hydro. Gas heat in downtown Brockville. included. Call $1,200.00 plus utilities and parking. 613-812-1400. 343-264-2124 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Perth. Heat, Bachelor suite- between water, fridge, stove, park- Perth/Carleton Place, extra ing, yard. Coin laundry in large furnished, washer, basement. $700/month dryer, Feb. 1. No pets. No $600/month. plus hydro. Available smoking. R e f e r e n c e s . January 1. 613-267-6617. 613-326-0366, 2 bedroom apartment, 613-618-2662. Carleton Place. 4 appliances and parking. Carleton Place, 1 bed$800/month plus heat and room, $665/mo + util. hydro. References, first Quiet secure building overand last month required. looking park & river. (Parking/Laundry includ613-257-2087. ed) Available March 1. required. 2 bedroom apt. Perth. References call John Newly renovated. 2 appli- Please ances, water and parking. 613-253-7068 Laundry facilities available. Pet and smoke free. Carleton Place, apartment Available Feb. 1; Bachelor downtown, stairs, first/last apt. newly renovated. 2 month rent, references, no no pets. appliances, water, parking. smoking, Laundry facilities available. 613-867-1905. 613-267-5651 after 6 p.m. Code Apartments. Smiths 2 bedroom apt. Perth. Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 Upper level. Balcony, laun- bedroom in clean, quiet, dry room. Heat included. adult building. Fridge, Parking. $725 plus hydro. stove, parking, laundry faFirst/last. References. cilities. (613)283-7779. 613-868-5323. Downtown Smiths Falls. 2 2 Bedroom Mobile home, bedroom. Over Rob Roy’s 1 km from Perth, 4 appli- Pub, 30 Beckwith St. Heat, ances included, heat & hy- hydro, water and parking dro extra. $700/month. included. Available Feb. 1/14. 613-284-1736. Available immediately. 613-278-0620. House for rent Oxford 2 level 3 bedroom home. Mills area, $1,000/month, 6 years new in sought af- first, last and references ter neighbourhood min- required. 613-269-4237. utes to Perth. Great room Immediate occupancywith gas fireplace. Great multiple apartments in working kitchen. Main Carleton Place. Rent negofloor master with ensuite tiable. Call 613-612-2727. and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry/powder Kemptville- 2 bedroom room. Upper level 2 large upstairs apt. Available at bedrooms and 4 piece Sandy Mountain. No pets. bath. Partially finished First, last, references rebasement and cozy family quired. $850/mth. includes room. 2 car garage. heat, hydro, fridge, stove, $1,500/mth plus utilities. parking. 613-989-2100. To view 613-264-0002. Kemptville- brand new, 2 (2)2 bedroom apartments bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms in Perth, fridge and stove contemporary condo terincluded, 670 and $795 race home in desirable 1138 plus hydro. Call neighbourhood. sq.ft. many upgrades. 613-267-6115. Close to hospital, schools, 3 bedroom condo. Smiths hiking tails and shopping. Falls, close to shopping Condo fees, water and mall. Available March 1. parking spot are included. 6 1 3 - 2 5 3 - 4 2 7 4 , Gas and hydro extra. 6 1 3 - 2 5 7 - 7 9 0 8 , $1,300/mth. Call Mike 613-614-2914. 613-325-0754. 1 bedroom apt. 15 min. east of Perth. $650 plus heat. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. 613-267-6115.

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Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

Newly renovated, very large 1/2 house, 1 bedroom. Country setting by water, near Balderson. $880/mth. Heat included. Basic hydro. 613-795-1981.

Room- Located in the heart of Perth near the Perth Pool. Walking distance to Algonquin College and all essential services. Room and house privileges available in a 4 bedroom house shared with other tenants. House has full basement with newly renovated bathroom. Washer and dryer available in basement. House is completed with yard, deck, and shed. Available January 1st, 2014. $550/month Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, Hydro). No Pets. No smoking in house. Contact: 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m.

Large, century brick home, 3 plus bedrooms, den, family kitchen, diningroom, fireplace, big lot. Carleton Place. Carpeted, hardwood. $1445/mth. plus. 613-257-5711. Merrickville, $975. References required. Quiet, private, bright, furnished or unfurnished. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom (queen), A/C, patio, parking, 4 minute walk to downtown. No smoking, no pets. 613-269-2964. Merrickville, 1 bedroom spacious, luxury apartment, newly renovated, 10’ ceilings, hydro massage soaker tub in large bathroom with separate standup shower, real slate and hardwood floors, 5 stainless steel appliances. Heat, hydro, storage and parking included. No smoking. No pets. Available February 1. $1,100/month. Leave a message 613-720-4328. Merrickvillecentral, 2-storey, 1 bedroom plus loft apartment, 2 bathrooms, newly renovated, parking, washer and dryer. Water included. Hardwood floors. $1,000/month plus heat and hydro. 613-608-6033. Serious enquiries only please. Newly renovated, 2 bedroom house, Carleton Place. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro, parking, washer and dryer included $1,200/month. No pets, no smoking, first, last, references. 613-621-2299, leave message. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, sunny apartment. Sunset Towers, Perth. Available immediately. 613-267-0567.

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Perth- 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, $620/month and $700/mth, in modern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, professionally maintained, laundry facilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. (613)298-2983. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, adult building. 10 Craig St. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry facilities. $820/month + utilities. Available February 1. Phone 613-283-5996.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom apartment, $860/month includes heat and hydro. Available January 1. 613-264-8380. Shared accommodations, female preferred, sunny upper floor in beautiful country home, near Franktown. Includes private living area, balcony and bedroom, $550 inclusive. 613-284-9832. Smiths Falls. Available immediately. Large 1 bedroom apt. Heat included. $660/mth. 613-283-7000. Smiths Falls- available immediately. Nice 2 bedroom apt. Downtown. Heat included. $725/mth. 613-283-7000.

Smiths Falls. Bachelor apartment, available May 1, no pets, no smoking, Perth, 2 bedroom apart- single female preferred. ment in quiet security Call Graham building. Well looked after. 613-283-0865. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. Smiths Falls- bachelor $795/month plus hydro. apt. $575/mth all inclusive. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Available immediately. Clean, cozy apt. 613-889-3017. Perth- 2 bedroom house with yard and parking, in Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedtown. Available April 1. room upstairs apartment. Fridge and stove included. Fridge, stove, back yard, $900 plus heat and hydro. parking, non-smoking, no 613-264-8143. pets, first and last. $755 plus hydro. 613-342-0829, Perth- 3 bedroom house please leave message. with yard and small shop, Smiths Falls- small room in town. Available March for rent. $300/mth. 1. Fridge and stove includ- Available Feb. 1. Mature ed. $1050 plus heat and working person. No pets. hydro. 613-264-8143. Call 613-283-5882 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Perth, large, bright 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. REAL ESTATE Close to stores and other amenities. Laundry, storage locker and parking available. Ample kitchen Farm Land 80 Acres of cabinets and closet space. Tile Drain Farm Land, Private balcony. Fridge Richmond/ North Gower and stove provided. Please area. Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494 call 613-264-0002. Perth- Nice 2 bedroom apartment in town, $800/month plus utilities, seniors preferred. 613-267-5746.

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LUXURY APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a 1 bedroom unit available, as well as a couple of 2 bedroom, one bathroom units. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library, and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-267-6980

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One month free rent! Brand new 2 and 3 bedroom terrace home condos with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, ceramic tile and ceramic back splash and much more in desirable neighbourhood. Across from the hospital. $1,250-$1,400/mth. Water, condo fees and 1 parking spot included. Heat and hydro extra. Move-in today. For more information call Mike 613-325-0754 or 613-366-2007.

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Loveseat; Walker; Steam Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry Cleaner. 613-283-6356. seasoned hardwood or Pellet stove, wood pellets, softwood from $50/face electronic ignition, digital cord. Phone Greg Knops cell control panel, excellent (613)658-3358, working condition, selling (613)340-1045. for health reasons. $1,200. Firewood for sale. Ready 613-283-2230. to burn. Minimum order Quality tread mill. 2 years required. 613-257-5095. old, never used. $500. 613-466-0512. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF!30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100,80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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“Pines” Bargain- Private Sale. Three bedroom bungalow, exceptionally maintained, updates, family kitchen, fireplaces, gas, new bathroom. Low heating costs. Reduced to sell. $236,000.00. Call Charlie 613-285-6989.

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HELP WANTED DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Guaranteed 40 hour work week + overtime, paid travel, lodging, meal allowance, 4 week’s vacation/excellent benefits package. Must be able to have extended stays away from home for three months at a time. Experience Needed: Valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes, commercial driving experience. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, FastTRACK Application. Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 1 . 0 0 - $ 1 4 . 0 0 / h r. (613)489-3993 or elitecleaning@storm.ca HELP WANTED - LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible HomeBased work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Very Easy No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! No Fees www.AvailableHelpWanted.com

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613-273-5000 Cottage Resort Business: 14 furnished clean and tidy rental cottages, over 800’ of great shoreline. 7 room owners home. $735,000 includes 10 boats, 10 motors, all furnishings. 100 Acre Hillside Productive Farm: Huge dairy barn and 10 room red brick farm house. Small maple bush, 1000’ road frontage. $224,900. Owner anxious. Fixer Upper: Popular Village sturdy 3 bedroom home on huge lot with small barn/garage. Several trees. Owner will accept $59,000 o.b.o. with $4,900 down. Napanee area: Streamside attractive 4 bedroom 2 storey spacious 1-1/2 bathroom, clean and tidy farmhouse on treed acre plus waterfront lot, just minutes from Napanee. $179,000. Perfect village 1200 sq.ft. spacious like new bungalow. Fully finished lower level. Large master bedroom with ensuite. Lot 300’ deep x 90’ frontage. Bargain priced at $163,000.

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All are permanent positions with benefits, pension plans etc. In a variety of industries and locations. 20 Industrial Labour positions in Perth, Ontario. 12 Hour Continental shifts. Starting wage $13.00. Shift premiums. For following Areas Brockville, Cornwall, Perth Smiths Falls 1) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall Industrial Electrician-Certified-2-5 yrs. exp.(several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 2) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall industrial millwright- Certifies 2-5 yrs. exp. (several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 3) Smiths Falls Area- Sales & leasing representative Automotive Industry – 2 positions (commission-bonus-2000 monthly) 4) Cornwall/Hawkesbury: Purchaser – 50K to be discussed 5) Cornwall- 4 perm positions – Recycling Industry- 2 supervisor (night shift) & 2 Industrial mechanics (night & day shift) salary starts 28 and hour and up depends on experience. 6) Perth- Environmentalist- (Industrial) 60-75K 7) Perth- Lean Leader (Industrial) 60-80k Experience base 8) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: Plumber 9) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: (Industrial) Calibration Technician 10) Perth: IT professional (PT): Industrial environment 11) Permanent opportunity 3 Production operations - $28 an hour start/Pension 100% benefit (Perth & Carleton Area) 12) Temporary to Perm opportunity in Prescott Area - 12 Hour Continental Shifts, $15 an hour, shift per diems, Clean CRC 13) 20 temporary positions in Kingston, 7 pm - 7 am shift, Industrial Cleaners, Clean CRC Please contact Julie Running at 613-342-0250 and create online profile at www.manpowerjobs.com brockville.on@manpower.com www.manpower.com

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The Mississippi Mills Public Library is looking for a Part Time Branch Services Supervisor who is dynamic, community-focused and has the experience to introduce new initiatives that are responsive to community and patron needs. The hours are 23 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends are required. DUTIES Working in the Pakenham Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian: â&#x20AC;˘ acts as supervisor for branch services â&#x20AC;˘ is responsible for providing public library services including circulation duties, readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory and reference support, collection maintenance, social media â&#x20AC;˘ troubleshoots technology â&#x20AC;˘ with our team plans and oversees programmes and community outreach â&#x20AC;˘ supports special grant projects or programmes (for example, summer students, tech tutors, literacy tutors) â&#x20AC;˘ assists with selection of adult materials â&#x20AC;˘ assists with the training of new staff â&#x20AC;˘ organizes and directs Pakenham Branch staff and volunteers â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned

80 Dufferin St. Perth, Ont. K7H 3A7 Telephone (613) 267-6763 Fax (613) 267-1312

Produce Manager Key Responsibilities Responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the Produce department including: ordering, merchandising, customer service and labour scheduling. â&#x20AC;˘ Promote and support superior customer relations in a professional manner. â&#x20AC;˘ Promote and increase sales through effective merchandising techniques, suggestive selling and attractive product presentation. â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure that department budgets are met through efficient operation of the Produce department (includes gross profit, wage cost, operational expenses and inventory) are maintained. â&#x20AC;˘ Provide direction and support to Produce staff as necessary. â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to company standards and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed. â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible for all aspects of Employee relations including, Interviewing, Hiring, Training and the on-going Development and Motivation of the team. â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to strict cleaning schedule ensuring a high level of cleanliness and sanitation standards. â&#x20AC;˘ Perform Duty Manager function up to 2 nights per week and on weekends and holidays. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS. â&#x20AC;˘ Two year Library Technician Diploma with relevant experience in a public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience â&#x20AC;˘ Successful experience in a public library setting with some supervisory experience; demonstrated progressive responsibility â&#x20AC;˘ Proficiency in windows based computer system/software, spreadsheet software and social media tools is required; experience with library circulation systems/software is preferred. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent oral and written communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent public relations skills; tact, resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to perform well under stress â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work as part of a team

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Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 5 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock noon on Friday, January 31, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

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Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Tel: 613.256-1037 Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: pharris@mississippimills.ca

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Three (3) to Five (5) years experience and a sound working knowledge of the Produce Department. Must be available to work up to 2 (two) nights per week including weekends and holidays. Previous management/leadership experience in the retail industry is an asset. Courses in merchandising or business management would be an asset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Systems skills (Email, Elvis, and P.C. applications).

Job Posting Notes Thank you for your interest, however due to the volume of resumes only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for applications is February 6, 2014. Contact Information Matthew Barnabe Barnabeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer Phone: 613-267-6763 Fax: 613-267-1312

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

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER(S) 3D DESIGN SPECIALISTS â&#x2014;&#x2020; Mechanical Engineering Degree or Mechanical Technologist Diploma â&#x2014;&#x2020; Minimum 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 years 3D design experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Knowledge of Pulp & Paper equipment an asset â&#x2014;&#x2020; Strong Problem Solving/Trouble Shooting/Organizational Skills

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

TECHNICAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE â&#x2014;&#x2020; Mechanical Technician/Millwright CertiďŹ cate with 5 plus years ďŹ eld experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Performed maintenance and repair of doctors, showers, oscillators â&#x2014;&#x2020; Willing to travel in the United States, Mexico and Canada

at 613-283-5555.

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CNC MILL MACHINIST(S) â&#x2014;&#x2020; CertiďŹ ed machinist training, 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and scheduling exposure â&#x2014;&#x2020; Machine custom and complex parts and equipment with high tolerances â&#x2014;&#x2020; Ability to read job packets and understand complex blueprints â&#x2014;&#x2020; CNC programming for lathes and milling machines essential â&#x2014;&#x2020; View this exciting machine on google: Nicolas Correa Axia 11.5 Presentation Video

Busy Flooring Business is seeking a Professional Sales Associate. Sales experience is a must, Industry and or purchasing experience preferred but not essential. Full and part time opportunities available. Pay based on experience and quality of candidate. Some weekend hours may be required. Within this fast growing organization there are also opportunities for;

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INTERMEDIATE WELDER(S) â&#x2014;&#x2020; Work Experience 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience â&#x2014;&#x2020; Skilled with both GMAW and GTAW Welding Processes â&#x2014;&#x2020; Stainless Steel Welding Experience is an Asset. â&#x2014;&#x2020; Ability to read job packets and understand complex blueprints â&#x2014;&#x2020; Welding CertiďŹ cation is an Asset These positions offer you and opportunity to establish your career in a pleasant and supportive environment. You will enjoy a competitive salary and fringe beneďŹ ts. In the ďŹ rst instance mail or e-mail your resume to: C.W. ARMSTRONG 201 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 84 King Street West P.O. BOX 773 BROCKVILLE, ON K6V 5W1 e-mail: c.w.armstrong@myhighspeed.ca 1 877 779-2362 (613) 498-2290

PRIĂ&#x2C6;RE Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AFFICHER LE 24 JANVIER 2014

CONCIERGE Ă&#x2030;COLE Ă&#x2030;LĂ&#x2030;MENTAIRE CATHOLIQUE J.-L.-COUROUX (CARLETON PLACE)

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FONCTIONS : Sous la supervision de la directrice ou du directeur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠcole, la ou le concierge assure le nettoyage intĂŠrieur et extĂŠrieur et lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entretien mineur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠcole et autres installations du Conseil. Elle ou il veille Ă la sĂŠcuritĂŠ des lieux en collaboration avec la ou le concierge en chef. EXIGENCES : ž diplĂ´me dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠtudes secondaires ou une combinaison ĂŠquivalente de scolaritĂŠ et dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;expĂŠrience; ž au moins une (1) annĂŠe dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;expĂŠrience en conciergerie en milieu scolaire; ž connaissances de base : techniques dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entretien mĂŠnager et règles de santĂŠ et sĂŠcuritĂŠ; ž connaissance du français oral et ĂŠcrit; ž minutie, autonomie et bonnes relations interpersonnelles; ž capacitĂŠ de fournir un effort physique. SALAIRE : taux horaire de 15,44 $ Ă  19,91 $ (niveau I â&#x20AC;&#x201C; au 1er septembre 2011) HORAIRE : en soirĂŠe En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de prĂŠfĂŠrer, en matière dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains. Veuillez citer le numĂŠro de dossier et faire parvenir votre demande accompagnĂŠe d'un curriculum vitae, dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;une copie de votre diplĂ´me dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠtudes, ainsi que tout autre renseignement pertinent au plus tard le 31 janvier 2014 Ă  15 heures, Ă  la Direction des ressources humaines, 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario), K1J 1A1, tĂŠlĂŠcopieur : 613 746-3165, courriel : drh@ecolecatholique.ca. Veuillez noter que le CECCE ne communiquera quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;avec les personnes dont la candidature est retenue. Le Conseil des ĂŠcoles catholiques du Centre-Est garantit, dans la conduite de toutes ses opĂŠrations, un environnement imprĂŠgnĂŠ des valeurs catholiques et dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;un sentiment dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;appartenance Ă  la francophonie.

Bernard Roy Directeur de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠducation et secrĂŠtaire-trĂŠsorier du Conseil

Denis Poirier PrĂŠsident

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COME SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS!

Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence in client saĆ&#x;sfacĆ&#x;on and experĆ&#x;se in our niche market is the standard.

DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 Site Supervisor Smiths Falls Facility and 1 Site Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trenton Facility Must have the following: 5 - 10 Yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal CerĆ&#x;ficaĆ&#x;on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Welder, Millwright or FiĆŠer Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent CommunicaĆ&#x;on and Interpersonal Skills

We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming boĆŠom line responsibiliĆ&#x;es in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energeĆ&#x;c, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In It For You â&#x20AC;˘ Health and Dental Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success â&#x20AC;˘ Advancement OpportuniĆ&#x;es â&#x20AC;˘ CompeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve Salary â&#x20AC;˘ Profit Sharing APPLY AT: salesandsupport@kilmarnock.ca or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. THE EMC - 32 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Located in Brockville, Ontario, James Ross Limited, is an internationally recognized leader in the custom design and fabrication of paper machine cleaning equipment. Recent worldwide demand for their products has created several openings.

SPX is a global multi-industry manufacturing leader committed to operational excellence and execution. With operations in over 35 countries with over 17,000 employees, we specialize in a diverse range of products serving various industries including power and energy, process equipment, vehicle diagnostic tools, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and oil and gas. Our Brockville location requires an energetic and outgoing Customer Service Manager to join our team. This role is the primary point of contact for our customers and will manage the day to day activities of the Customer Service department in processing orders, changing orders, product returns, credits, and all related questions regarding these activities. An individual with an exceptional command of the English language, bilingual French would be an asset. Responsibilities: s!SSISTING#USTOMER3ERVICE2EPRESENTATIVESANDCUSTOMERSWITHPRICINGQUESTIONSONSTANDARD products. s!SSURETHATALLSALESORDERSANDCHANGEORDERSAREENTEREDPROMPTLYANDACCURATELY%NSURETHATALL quotations are followed up. s2EVIEWANDSEEKAPPROVALFROMAPPROPRIATEPARTIESONREQUESTSFORPRODUCTRETURNSPRIORTOISSUING 2ETURN!UTHORIZATIONNUMBERS s$IRECTTHEPREPARATIONANDMAINTENANCEOFREPORTSASREQUIRED s-ANAGE)NSIDE3ALESRESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDINGORDERACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CUSTOMERVENDORDATA s!CTASLIAISONWITHOTHERDEPARTMENTSTORESOLVEPROBLEMS s%NSURE3!0SYSTEMSANDTRAININGSTAYCURRENT QualiďŹ cations s$IRECTLYSUPERVISES EMPLOYEESINTHE#USTOMER3ERVICE$EPARTMENT s#ARRIESOUTSUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIESINACCORDANCEWITHTHEORGANIZATIONSPOLICIESANDAPPLICABLE LAWS2ESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDEINTERVIEWINGANDTRAININGEMPLOYEESPLANNING ASSIGNING ANDDIRECTING WORKAPPRAISINGPERFORMANCEREWARDINGANDDISCIPLININGEMPLOYEESADDRESSINGCOMPLAINTSAND resolving problems. s%XCEPTIONALCOMMUNICATIONSKILLSWRITTENANDORAL s#OMPUTERSOFTWARESKILLSIN-ICROSOFT/FlCE s%NGLISH&RENCHLANGUAGESKILLSCONSIDEREDASTRONGASSET s"ACHELORSDEGREE"! FROMFOUR YEARCOLLEGEORUNIVERSITYORTWOYEARSRELATEDEXPERIENCEANDOR TRAININGOREQUIVALENTCOMBINATIONOFEDUCATIONANDEXPERIENCE s-USTHAVEAVALIDDRIVERSLICENSE APASSPORTANDBEABLETOmYTOTRAININGDESTINATIONSIN.ORTH!MERICA when required. Please include cover letter stating salary expectations with resume and send to cu.canada.recruiting@spx.com ./0(/.%#!,,30,%!3%

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Jackson Homes Inc. is looking to hire a reliable, full time carpenter/framer. Some experience and tools required. A vehicle is mandatory. Must be willing and able to work long hours and some weekends. Offering competitive wages. Accepting resumes until Friday, February 14th, 2014. Please e-mail resume to: noel@jacksonhomesinc.com CL454622_0130

PART-TIME PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Permanent, part-time on days, evenings and nights at Garden Terrace, LTC home in Kanata. If you have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program that is a minimum of 600 hours in duration, including both classroom and practical experience or currently enrolled in an approved Personal Support Worker program presently completing the practical experience portion of training, or currently enrolled in an educational program for an RN or RPN. Email resumes to adonzil@omniway.ca or fax to: 613-254-9743 by February 14, 2014

PSWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OPPORTUNITIES 37.5 hrs/wk permanent Omni - Almonte Country Haven, an 82 bed LTC home in Almonte. The applicant will have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program, has a strong work ethic and is able to function as a team player. Preference is given to those applicants with experience in Long Term Care. Please email your resume to: Marilyn Colton, Administrator: mcolton@omniway.ca or fax to: 613-254-9743 by February 14, 2014 CL454240_0130

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If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difďŹ culties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible. Training is provided.

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BayBridge Senior Living is seeking passionate, handson people that share our values. All of our team members bring a high-level of understanding and skills related to their respective fields of expertise. Carolina Retirement Suites is seeking applications for the following positions: Dietary Aide Cook Attendant/PSW Please email your resume to: canne@carolinasuites.ca â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Dietary Aid and Cook dharrison@carolinasuites.ca â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Attendent/PSW

Job Posting Business Manager Metroland East- Smiths Falls -Ottawa

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com. THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Reporting into the VP and Regional Publisher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of accounting/ finance and administrative functions, and oversee the Finance/ Administration staďŹ&#x20AC;, for the region of Metroland East. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is results oriented, wants to make a diďŹ&#x20AC;erence and will take the role to the next level.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Compile miscellaneous sales and income statements, schedules, and reports for Publisher by specified time periods and deadlines â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure Metroland East operates within all company financial policies and compliance laws â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the business in development of Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Development of all related financial forecasting for the region â&#x20AC;˘ Experience writing business plans for new projects â&#x20AC;˘ Monitor and provide detailed explanations of Key Performance Indicators and business expenses and assist in proper allocation as needed â&#x20AC;˘ Oversee the processing of payroll including new hires and terminations â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare Ad Hoc reporting to assist the Publisher, departments and Head oďŹ&#x192;ce with financial data â&#x20AC;˘ Preparation and report for annual internal audits â&#x20AC;˘ Manage and provide leadership for the Accounting staďŹ&#x20AC; â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure month end and quarterly financial commentaries are completed accurately and on a timely basis â&#x20AC;˘ Liaise with IT on the automated billing system, MPE. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as may be assigned SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Developing Direct Reports * Innovation Management * Managing Vision & Purpose * Political Savvy* Strategic Thinking * Process Management* Managing and Measuring Work* Problem Solving* Business Acumen. â&#x20AC;˘ CGA/CMA with a college or University education â&#x20AC;˘ Five to seven years accounting experience, including managerial experience overseeing finance employees â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in Business Planning/Strategic Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communication skills, orally and written â&#x20AC;˘ Superior Computer knowledge(Excel, Word, Outlook), including experience working with pivot tables â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with an automated billing system/ customer management system â&#x20AC;˘ Detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent organizational skills Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, kpogue@metroland.com by Friday January 31st, 2014

Job Posting Classified Sales Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smiths Falls Ontario Metroland East is looking for an experienced, professional Classified Sales Representative for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated goal oriented team player with a strong background in Customer service. This position is responsible for servicing and growing our existing client base, increasing sales revenues through new business development, as well as basic oďŹ&#x192;ce administration. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO â&#x20AC;˘ Develop new sections in order to meet our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advertising business needs. â&#x20AC;˘ Respond to incoming telephone inquiries relating to advertising services. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist clients in ad design and coordinate with Production ensuring consistency of content and appearance â&#x20AC;˘ Develop and recommend special features and advertising promotions to clients â&#x20AC;˘ Address customer concerns in a timely and professional manner â&#x20AC;˘ Basic administration duties â&#x20AC;˘ As part of the Inside Sales role, you will be required to handle credit card information, Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company and requires people in this role to take the PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned. WHAT WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE LOOKING FOR â&#x20AC;˘ Strong written and verbal communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Solid time management and organizational skills â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to build a rapport for constructive and eďŹ&#x20AC;ective relationships â&#x20AC;˘ Detail oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to make quality decisions within a deadline driven environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Team player, and able to work independently â&#x20AC;˘ Strong Customer Service and computer skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Strong desire to constantly learn and teach others

JOB SUMMARY: The St. Lawrence EMC Brockville is looking for a media savvy representative for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Admin/Inside Advertising Sales Representative to join our organization, which is part of Metroland Media. Our Admin/Inside Advertising Sales Representative is a key individual to help our oďŹ&#x192;ce run smoothly. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO â&#x20AC;˘ Identify and cold call prospects to develop new business. â&#x20AC;˘ Answer and redirect incoming calls for sales, distribution, production and editorial â&#x20AC;˘ Respond promptly to all enquiries, and provide thorough customer follow up. â&#x20AC;˘ Head up Health and Safety, conduct monthly inspections. ABOUT YOU â&#x20AC;˘ 2+ years experience in admin and sales â&#x20AC;˘ Strong negotiation, presentation, and telephone skills â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in, and high comfort level with, cold calling to develop new business â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to build and develop eďŹ&#x20AC;ective relationships with clients â&#x20AC;˘ Solid organizational and time management skills Previous Health and Safety experience. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment â&#x20AC;˘ Strong written and verbal communication and computer skills Core Competencies Drive for Results, Customer Focus, Action Oriented Interpersonal Savvy, Business Acumen, Attention to Detail We oďŹ&#x20AC;er an excellent competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you have a can-do attitude that is completely contagious and thrive in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment... then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, 2014 to Wayne Thornhill wthornhill@stlemc.ca

WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable care for your home. Weekly, bi-weekly and occasional. Call 613-267-7231. Free pick-up of old appliances, furnaces, A/Cs, car batteries, electronics, other scrap metal. Scott in Carleton Place 613-240-0374. M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2446, 613-464-2622.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Refrigerated Cube Van $95 hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 Men & 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moving Van $125/hr. Call to Book your Move 613-284-8281.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer

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T.L.C. HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Home Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Painting/cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IN IT FOR YOU â&#x20AC;˘ Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry â&#x20AC;˘ Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive compensation plan and Group RRSP â&#x20AC;˘ We oďŹ&#x20AC;er an excellent competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you have a can-do attitude and thrive in a fast-paced, changeoriented environmentâ&#x20AC;Ś then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by February 7th, to Karen Pogue at kpogue@metroland.com We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Request for Quotation No. PM-14-013 Grass Cutting & Trimming The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario invites interested contractors to submit a quotation for the grass cutting and trimming services for the 2014 school year, with the provision for an option to extend the contract for an additional two years. The Board has 41 schools and 3 administrative offices in the counties of Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, Russell and Stormont. The Board requires the contractors to have a policy of General Liability Insurance issued by an insurance company incorporated or licensed to conduct insurance business in the province of Ontario during the entire contract period. The Board must be listed as an “additional insured” on the General Liability Insurance of the contractor with limits of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) inclusive per occurrence for bodily injury, death, and damage to property, including loss of use thereof. The liability insurance policies shall contain an endorsement to provide named insured with prior notice of change and cancellations. If applicable, the contractor shall submit to the Board at the time of entering into the contract, a Certificate of Clearance from the Workplace Safety Insurance Board.

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The Board shall only accept bid submissions from contractors operating commercial mowers and tractors (over 20HP) equipped with roll over protective structures (ROPS), seat belts, required safety shields and guards.

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If required, the Plant Operations Supervisors will organize site meetings to be held the week of February 24th. Requests must be submitted no later than February 21, 2014. Questions and clarifications will be accepted until Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Rachel Leger, Facilities Planning Coordinator Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario 835 Campbell Street, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 7B7 Quotations will be received no later than 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations received and to determine in its own best judgment, the best qualified contractors to undertake these services. THE LOWEST OR ANY QUOTATION WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED Wm. Gartland Director of Education

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on February 27th, 2014, at the law firm of Howard Ryan Kelford Knott & Dixon, 2 Main Street East, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1A2. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same date at 3:15 p.m. Description of Lands:1. LT 10 W/S KENSINGTON AVENUE PL 13884 LANARK S MONTAGUE; TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS (Assessment Roll No. 0904-020-025-28000) Minimum Tender Amount

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The Municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The Municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

The request for documents will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., on Monday, February 10, 2014. Contractors are to pick-up their packages no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Sealed envelopes clearly marked “RFQ #PM-14-013 – Grass Cutting & Trimming” will be received by:

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or a bank draft, trust corporation or Province of Ontario Savings Office payable to the Municipality (or Board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

Bids will only be accepted from contractors who register by contacting Rachel Leger, Facilities Planning Coordinator at 613-933-1720, ext. 336, fax: 613-933-5127, or by email at rachel.leger@cdsbeo.on.ca. Registered contractors will be sent a list of facilities. The contractors will review the list and advise the Facilities Planning Coordinator of the site or sites of interest. Contractors will then be notified when the quotation packages are ready for pick-up.

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Sales Tax Act and the Municipal Sales Tax Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: RICHARD T. KNOTT, SOLICITOR HOWARD RYAN KELFORD KNOTT & DIXON 2 MAIN STREET EAST SMITHS FALLS, ON K7A 1A2

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Delta Winterfest to be loads of fun in fourth year By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The fourth annual Delta Winterfest will feature plenty to do for the entire family, Feb. 1. The Delta Athletic and Recreation Society (DARS) is gearing up for the event, which will feature family skating, games, races for children, hockey games and much more at the Delta Recreation Centre and rink. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is free, but donations are welcome,â&#x20AC;? explained Mariska Kriebel, with the DARS committee. The day will be full of fun for the family, but it also serves as a fundraiser for DARS. In the first three years of Winterfest and various activities, DARS has raised $20,000. This is towards their $60,000 goal to put a new ice surface in the recreation centre rink. A thermometer will be on display during Winterfest to show the campaign

progress thus far. The day begins at noon and runs to 9 p.m. featuring a canteen, hot food, drinks, goodies, a 50/50 draw, chuck a puck, a raffle to win a hockey net, prizes and more. From noon to 1 p.m. will be family skating on the rink, 1 to 4 p.m. will be time for games, races for the children as well as a hockey game for children 13 years of age and younger. From 4 to 5 p.m. will be the old-timersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;/ young playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hockey game, 5 to 7 p.m. will be family skating and from 7 to 9 p.m., hockey players will hit the ice. To shake things up, â&#x20AC;&#x153;additional prizes for the oldest or youngest, largest family, funniest or most original dressed person,â&#x20AC;? are up for grabs. Everything is taking place at the Delta Rink, 47 Recreation Drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we get a lot of people out to Winterfest,â&#x20AC;? she said. It is hoped folks will come out to take part, not

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions for eight minutes. Drain well and return to pot. Stir in butter until melted. Add 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) of the cheese, a bit at a time and mixing well after each addition. Stir in ham. In medium bowl, whisk eggs with milk; add onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir into pasta mixture. Spread into Ingredients greased eight-cup (2 L) baking dish; â&#x20AC;˘ 8 oz (250 g) elbow pasta (about sprinkle with remaining cheese. 1-1/2 cups/375 mL) Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 â&#x20AC;˘ 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter to 45 minutes or until set and lightly â&#x20AC;˘ 2 cups (500 mL) shredded old ched- browned. Let stand for 10 minutes bedar cheese (about 4 oz/125 g) fore serving. â&#x20AC;˘ 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) cubed ham (about 8 oz/250 g) Nutritional information (one servâ&#x20AC;˘ 2 Ontario eggs ing): â&#x20AC;˘ 1 can (370 mL) two per cent evapoâ&#x20AC;˘ Protein: 22 grams rated milk â&#x20AC;˘ Fat: 15 grams â&#x20AC;˘ 1 small onion, finely chopped â&#x20AC;˘ Carbohydrate: 30 grams â&#x20AC;˘ 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard â&#x20AC;˘ Calories: 350 â&#x20AC;˘ 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper â&#x20AC;˘ Fibre: 1 gram â&#x20AC;˘ Sodium: 780 mg Preparation instructions Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

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Township of Rideau Lakes is extending the deadline for the RFP PW2014-2 for structural repairs to the roof at the Chaffeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lock Hall. New deadline: February 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The Hall will be open on Monday, February 3rd from 9-11 am for a contractor site visit. Submit your RFP bid to the undersigned, prior to the new deadline. RFPs are available on the Township website. Michelle Jones Supervisor Properties & Env. Services 1439 County Rd. 8 Delta, ON K0E 1G0

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The rink itself provides a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good bonding (experience) for the community. This is a special gathering place.â&#x20AC;? Kriebel emphasizes DARS has the Delta flooding crew to thank for keeping the ice as fresh as possible on the ice surface. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put their heart into this,â&#x20AC;? she described. Saying the crew comes in after their day at work and has at times stayed until midnight to create the ice buildup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without them this wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be possible,â&#x20AC;? she said of the DARS activities. She also praises the township. They own the recreation centre building, but help DARS out in any way they can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to praise them too for all of their help,â&#x20AC;? she noted. DARS is a charitable organization and can be reached by email at dars.delta@gmail.com or on Facebook by searching DARS.

Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Baked macaroni, or pie as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called in the Caribbean, is standard daily fare. Here ham is added to make this a casserole that can be served as a light meal or side dish. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Baking time: 40 to 45 minutes Serves: six to eight

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? Sunday February 2, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Large Downsize Auction Plus Bass Boat. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Indoor Hall. Private Viewing of Boat Available. Call Auctioneer for more info â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AS NEW BASS BOAT SELLING UNRESERVED TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER @ 1 PM SHARP! 2005 skeeter 20 ft bass boat with 225 Evinrude with Jack Plate (newer engine) fully equipped â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excellent shape, Winterized. 2nd owner boat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Live Wells, Ample Rod & Tackle Storage, Set up for Fish Finders at front & back (Fish Finders not incl. but wiring is complete), has trolling motor, Stainless Steel Prop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boat can do 80MPH, Brand New Tires & Brakes on trailer 2012, Boat comes Complete with 2 Minnkota Talon Shallow water anchors, New Batteries. 2 Fridges, Stove, Chest Freezer, Bar Fridge, HD Dryer, Household & Furnishings, Quality China Service, Books, AS BRAND NEW Simmons Queen Mattress & Boxspring, Please Expect a Large Auction. Saturday February 8, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Specialty Post Card Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am). To be held at our Indoor Auction Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 182 Glenview Road. Featuring one Mans Collection of 15,000 + Post Cards Dating From 1890â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Present. Cards are Cataloged in alphabetical order by Province and by city. Boxes are Numbered 1 through 23. There will be a separate Webpage for Pictures for each box. When you get to the hall and you wanted a card from page # 6 then all you would do is look on TABLE #6. This auction will be choice of a table Starting with Table 1 through to Table 23 and then finally the remains on the table. Please note this is a quality Auction but will not be a very long auction. PLEASE BE ON TIME & PLAN TO ATTEND. Sunday February 16, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Consignment & Estate Auction. Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9 am), 182 Glenview Road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Our Indoor Hall. Looking for Quality Furniture, Collectibles & More To sell in this Auction.

just from Delta, but Elgin, Kingston and environs. The surface for the rink at this point has cracks and potholes, and is in dire need of replacement. Committee members have been hard at work looking for grant funding, and reaching out to the community as much as possible. Every dollar raised is going towards the campaign goal to re-surface the rink. Other sources of fundraising have been various sports organizations which utilize the facility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as horseshoes in the spring, a hockey tournament, hockey ball league â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the teams pay to use the centre. Also, those interested in using the rink could, in exchange for a donation, use the ice surface for a period of time exclusively, Kriebel noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a good base of volunteers, we just need the money,â&#x20AC;? she commented.

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OPP supports new program to find missing or lost children News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a child goes missing, every second counts. A current photo is sometimes the most important tool to help quickly and safely locate a child. Too often, valuable time is lost when parents are gathering information and photos of their child to provide to police. A new free App called Find Me ID, allows parents to quickly disseminate their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pertinent information in the event of an emergency to their local law enforcement agency or other emergency contacts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a public safety organization, we know that acting quickly when a child is missing is of paramount importance to the successful recovery of the child,â&#x20AC;? said Superintendent Bernie Murphy, Director of OPP Behavioural, Forensic and Electronic Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The OPP is fully supportive of the use of this social media tool that will

assist law enforcement agencies and first responders to locate and return children in a timely manner.â&#x20AC;? The app was developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It will allow parents to store current photographs and information about their child, and will automatically prompt parents to update that information from data that is readily available on their smartphone. The information from Find Me ID can be transferred quickly through electronic means such as cell phones or computers, to those who need it most when a child goes missing or is lost. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is supporting this important initiative to enhance safety and help reduce the time it takes to get information about missing children to police. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.


Start Something on February 22nd Join the fun and bowl to support local mentoring programs in Lanark County. Almost 500 children receive service from this local agency. SIGN UP for the 34th Annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake supporting

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Let’s help Dalton Lowe find his 1926 Dodge touring Lifestyle – Dalton Lowe of Stayner, Ontario, purchased a 1930 Model A Ford in 1965 but still misses the 1926 Dodge touring he bought and sold for $12 in 1946. First, the story on the Model A: “I bought my 1930 Model A Ford in 1965 from Hanna Motors, a Ford dealership in Collingwood. The car had been

traded into the dealership by the local family physician, Dr. Bill Ives. He had purchased the car from an older gentleman who lived in Wasaga Beach. The older fellow asked Dr. Ives to care for him and in return he would get the car. This was in the days before OHIP! “Dr. Ives’ wife and children drove the car right up to 1965

as their family vehicle. Finally it was time to get her a newer car (she was tired of driving a car 35 years old!). “In 1965, I paid Hanna Motors $300 for the Model A. It was black and needed some work. In the ‘80s, I decided to have the car restored. It took a few years to have it completed but it was well worth it. It is now the sage green and butter cream colours, and is always a showstopper whenever I take it places. All seven of our chil-

dren have had it for their weddings. And now the grandchildren have started to get married and we have used it to tour them around. It has also been driven to graduations and proms. “I have always had a love of vehicles. In 1946, when I was 13, my buddy Denton Brownridge and I were delivering newspapers to make a few bucks. We delivered the paper to a fellow named Jack Aimes. He had a 1926 Dodge touring in his back shed. He didn’t drive and so the car had just

been sitting there. I think there was only 12,000 miles on it. “Brownridge and I bought it for $12! It took us a bit to gather up the cash but we had a few part-time jobs and it was ours! Soon after purchasing it, we sold it to Eric Dickey of Stayner, for $75. What a profit! The deal was, he had to bring us back from Wasaga Beach. Later that same week, he sold the car for $150. I really would like to find our 1926 Dodge touring. On the rad shell it had

the letters BC.” If Dalton’s Dodge turns up, you’ll read all about it right here, where we bring old cars back to life. Stay tuned! I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico.ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

Dalton Lowe with his sage green and butter cream 1930 Model A Ford sedan in a Heritage Day parade. Submitted photo

Frankenstein remake will make for great late-night TV MOVIE: I, Frankenstein STARRING: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jay Courtney and Bill Nighy DIRECTOR: Stuart Beattie RATING: PG Arts – It’s January, it’s cold and Hollywood is re-doing Frankenstein. Again. I love a good gothic fantasy. I just wish I, Frankenstein had been a good gothic fantasy. For thousands of years a secret war has raged on Earth between demons led by the demon prince Naberius (Bill Nighy), and The Order of Gargoyles brought into existence by the Archangel Michael, and led by Lenore (Miranda Otto). Though he wants no part of it Dr. Frankenstein’s creation is pulled into this war. Lenore named the creature Adam (Aaron Eckhart), and allowed him to go his own way. Filled with rage Adam sought solitude away from man, gargoyle, and demon, yet Naberius hunted him. Two hundred years later Adam is done with running and has begun to turn the tables. He has come back to face Naberius, and put an end to him once and for all. Naberius of course has other

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plans. Under the human guise of businessman Charles Wessex, and with the unwitting aide of a human scientist, Terra (Yvonne Strahovski), Naberius has recreated Dr. Frankenstein’s work. All he needs to complete his plan, and create an army of monsters, is the original monster. Adam is once again pulled into this war between good and evil. As both sides seek to destroy him Adam begins to understand his true purpose. He must choose a side, and in doing so decide the fate of all mankind. Every once in a while I like to stay up late and watch whatever fantasy or sci-fi ‘B’ movie I can find. If I, Frankenstein had been that movie it would have been awesome. It’s the perfect latenight mindless fun you want to find when there’s nothing else on. In other words it’s not the kind of film anyone should ever pay good

money to see. The visuals are amazing and the action is great, but the dialogue is dull and the characters are superficial. It’s a cool idea, but there’s no depth to the story. Beattie is attempting to create a whole mythology, and instead of developing it properly he rushes it to get to the action. The cast for all its talent is pretty unremarkable. Bill Nighy is playing the same supernatural villain he always plays, and even he seems bored with it. Miranda Otto would be ideal to play Lenore, but decides to phone it in. Jay Courtney offers some intensity as the gargoyle Gideon, but that’s all he has. Even Yvonne Strahovski is just re-hashing your typical stock character. Then there’s Aaron Eckhart, who is by far the prettiest Frankenstein’s monster I have ever seen. He proves he’s not a bad action hero, but his emotional range only travels from angry up to very angry. I Frankenstein may not be much of a box office hit, but I’m sure many of you will enjoy it in about six months when it’s on late night TV. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Almonte native Perianne Jones, pictured here as the second skier, will soon strap on her skis at her second Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Though she will represent Canada as part of the national team, she will wear the Mississippi Mills logo on her sleeve before her races as well. berta, where the national ski club is located. “I moved to Canmore in 2003,” Jones said. “That’s when ski racing really turned into a career and a fulltime job for me.” Since moving to Alberta, Jones has spent most of her time training for events like the Olympics and the World Cup. Her commitment to the sport has paid off, though, as she got to compete in her first Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. “That Olympics felt very homey,”

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in the final seconds of the game to secure a 4-2 win and subsequently, the coveted title of International Silver Stick tournament champions. “It’s been a long time coming,” Warywoda said. “These kids really deserved a win and

they’ve been working so hard.” It’s been hard work both on and off the ice all season, Warywoda said. The team of grade 9 boys were scheduled to leave for Forest to compete in the Silver Stick finals the day their first round of high school exams were slated to start. Fortunately, their teachers seemed to be rooting for the team, too.

“Their teachers and the schools have been so understanding,” Warywoda said. “The kids were able to work their exam schedules around the tournament and have been allowed to compete.” Unfortunately for them, the rescheduling meant that most of the team had to sit through their exams on Monday, still reeling from

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their big win the previous day. “It’s been unbelievable,” Warywoda said. “Winning that tournament proves that all of our hard work has paid off. The boys have a lot to be proud of.” For more information about the team, go online: http://mtk.goalline.ca/.

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The Mississippi Thunder Kings bantam B hockey team made local history when they won the International Silver Stick tournament on Saturday, Jan. 26. Here, the team poses with the famed Silver Stick itself after their winning game.

Warm up at Carleton Place library this week Community – The Carleton Place Public Library is available to anyone needing to warm up during this bout of severely cold weather during regular business hours. The library is open: Monday to Thursday, 1:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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put on by Wisteria Consignment on Feb. 8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very nice partnership,â&#x20AC;? LeBlanc commented. The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is located at 267 Edmund St., the former Victoria School. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Heritage Day Dinner fundraiser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be held at Ballygiblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.,â&#x20AC;? LeBlanc shared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the tickets are $50 per person.â&#x20AC;? This year the society is celebrating the 190th Anniversary of the famed Ballygiblin Riots that took place in town in 1824.

Board for approval to proceed to the next stage of the capital planning process. To be located on land near the east end of Lake Avenue, the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redevelopment proposal involves a new acute care building, which would house the emergency department, surgical unit, diagnostic imaging unit, and inpatient unit. It would be linked to a medical arts building (ambulatory care building). In this building would be the CPDMHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clinics and community partners. Comprised of Members of Provincial Parliament, the Treasury Board reviews all proposals every fall for entry into the ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure plan.

Carleton Place in Bloom sets budget The Carleton Place in Bloom committee met on Jan. 20 to set its 2014 budget. LeBlanc is a member, and two special ventures undertaken by the committee are the Mitten Art Project and the Victoria School Museum Garden.

Sister City committee news Flynn offered an update regarding the Sister City committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We discussed our upcoming events: Wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Around Downtown, Heritage Ball and tailgate party,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we are going to put out a brochure listing our events.â&#x20AC;? The Sister City committee is a committee of council; however, it receives no municipal funding. Carleton Place twinned with Comrie, Scotland in August 1992 and Franklin, Tennessee in January 2005. LeBlanc noted committee chair Jeff Maguire and the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Citizen of the Year Bob White had a successful visit in Tennessee recently. In addition to doing a lot of Sister City work and socializing, the duo attended a Predators and

Hospital redevelopment update There is nothing to report regarding the CPDMHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redevelopment committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good because it means the hospital hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard any word from Toronto as yet,â&#x20AC;? LeBlanc said. Currently, CPDMH is awaiting news from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care relating to its Health Village Integration Project, which has been submitted to the provincial Treasury

Senators National Hockey League game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They brought back a stone from Franklin to be put in the international cairn that Coun. Strike is collecting rocks for,â&#x20AC;? LeBlanc said. Carleton Place residents

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; How did the eyes of first-time visitors to Carleton Place see the community? Organized as part of the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) program, a delegation from Manotick came to Carleton Place unexpectedly last September to provide their first impressions as guests. Carleton Place also sent a team to Manotick the same month. FICE is designed to give each community an idea of how they convey themselves to potential residents and investors, as well as people who come to sightsee and shop. Donna Cooper, executive director of Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Improvement Association (BIA), noted first impressions are a decisive influence on a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to live or do business in a community. Cooper was one of six individuals who visited Carleton Place on Sept. 18. They conducted a full analysis in conjunction with municipal infrastructure, services, tourist attractions, the downtown and key elements of the quality of life. Cooper presented the results of the exchange at a public meeting last Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium. Before travelling to Carleton Place, the Manotick group went online and did a bit of research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found this material very helpful,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and it was very accessible.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized quickly the biggest challenge to the community was a struggling downtown, which was due to the influx of box stores on the perimeter,â&#x20AC;? she continued. Additional knowledge gained in relation to

First impression Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group of six split up into two trios, each entering Carleton Place from a different direction: Highway 7 and Highway 15. Cooper noted Highway 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrance was attractive and well groomed; however, the downtown directional signage was a little weak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your service club signage (on Franktown Road) was well done,â&#x20AC;? she commented. The Highway 7 group found its entrance did not invite people to explore the historic downtown. And, of course, the influx of big box stores was overwhelming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, the Highway 15 entrance gave a Photo by TARA GESNER more positive impression,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said.

Donna Cooper, executive director of Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Improvement Asso- Downtown core ciation (BIA), speaks during the First Imâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Our group was very impressed with the pressions Community Exchange (FICE) architecture on the main street,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. program debriefing last Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Carleton Place Town Hall. See IMPRESSIONS pg A/CP5

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Carleton Place by way of the Internet: small town atmosphere; historic buildings; waterfront interest; standalone community; numerous recreational activities (all seasons); exceptional sports facilities; and population just under 10,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website came up first on Google, which is a good thing,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. Furthermore, she noted two detailed business directories on the Carleton Place BIA and Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce websites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found lots of photos and information about tourism and activities,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Facebook page and Twitter site were also very informative.â&#x20AC;?

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Hospital Redevelopment UPDATE The redevelopment proposal approved by the Champlain LHIN Board in June 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;remains before the provincial government for approval of the next stage of planning,â&#x20AC;? said Gordon MacNabb, Chair of the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Redevelopment Committee. In the words of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its Capital Planning Branch, our project remains active and waiting for approval. Lack of approval in one year does not mean the project is dead or needs to be resubmitted annually. The redevelopment experience of other hospitals shows that this approval process can take years for either a green site build or an addition. As an example, the Perth-Smiths Falls hospital addition was a 14 year process.

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The hospital proposal includes an acute care hospital and an attached privately-funded health village that would house the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ambulatory services as well as its health partners. It will serve as an innovative model for collaborative partnerships, offering more services for patients while easing patient transition from acute to community care.

Western Ottawa suburbs, is projected to grow rapidly over the next 20 years with seniors representing an increasing percentage. The resulting demand on our services makes it imperative that some expansion of our facilities be undertaken.

The redevelopment proposal approved by the Champlain LHIN Board in June 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;remains before the provincial government for approval of the next stage of planningâ&#x20AC;?... the hospital continues to focus on political engagement ensuring the name CPDMH and the reasons for redevelopment are understood by Ministry Officials and key decision makers.

In 2017 dollars, the proposed hospital, and the hospital's portion of the health village, is estimated to cost a total of $79 million with our community's share being $16 million of that total.

In the meantime, the Hospital Board and Redevelopment Committee are doing more than marking the passing of time. The Hospital Board and Redevelopment Committee constantly evaluate the The population within our catchment area, including political environment and the planning process in

collaboration with the Champlain LHIN. The hospital continues to focus on political engagement ensuring the name Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and the reasons for redevelopment are understood by Ministry Officials and key decisionmakers. Redevelopment plans will be adapted and revised based on the results of this ongoing evaluation. The hospital is installing a modular unit to accommodate current clinical growth. New medical and diagnostic equipment that can be transferred into a new footprint are being purchased to support service growth. The Hospital Board is exploring more fully the challenges and benefits associated with a staged approach while continuing to advocate for acceptance of our current proposal. Hospital redevelopment is a community effort. We need the continued advocacy of each community member to build a sustainable, health care solution that will serve this community, our patients and families for years to come. For more information regarding the redevelopment of our hospital or its process, please contact Toni Surko, CEO at 613-253-3825 or Nancy Kenwood, Executive Assistant at 613-253-3824 or email: info@carletonplacehosp.com.

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“The interpretive plaques catch your attention. You stop to read them. They make you want to go on to the next one.” The group found the flowers and trees lining the main street appealing, enhancing the downtown. “Your wide sidewalks are really accessible,” Cooper said, “and you were utilizing them for outdoor patios, but they weren’t impeding traffic.” The riverfront and bridge were deemed picturesque by the group. “Street lights and street signs are in line with the heritage theme,” Cooper said, “but the signs could be bolder.” Business owners were professional, friendly and welcoming. Cooper called Robin Ferrill of Coldwell Banker Heritage Way Realty, Brokerage “an amazing town ambassador.” The ample parking downtown was favourable, along with the good mix of restaurants offering a variety of menus and prices that would appeal to diverse group of visitors. “Your branding is strong,” Cooper said. “The ‘Meet Me on the Mississippi’ slogan was well recognized.” “You may take it for grant-

ed because you live here,” she continued, “but at noon your church bells rang, which really stood out and stopped us in our tracks.” Other positives: Market Square, Sinders Bridal House; Carleton Place Canoe Club; and Mahogany Salon and Spa. “Carleton Place is a very strong recreational community that offers many programs for all ages,” Cooper said.

“Your wide sidewalks are really accessible,” Cooper said, “and you were utilizing them for outdoor patios, but they weren’t impeding traffic... Your branding is strong. The ‘Meet Me on the Mississippi’ slogan was well recognized.” DONNA COOPER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MANOTICK BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

“You also have several facilities to accommodate a conference and/or large number of visitors: Carleton Place Canoe Club, town hall auditorium and arena (Neelin Street Community Centre).”

Challenges/weaknesses The executive director noted some of the things the group found unappealing: number of vacancies; tired and rundown storefronts; smokers outside businesses; number of pizza places and hair salons; weak mixture of businesses; lack of hotels and accommodations; few nightlife activities; and too many sandwich boards. Due to the absence of a municipal bylaw forcing merchants to bring sandwich boards inside, Cooper noted decluttering Bridge Street of signs would be a problem. “And what’s missing downtown (toy, kitchen, men’s clothing and electronic stores), you can easily get at your big box stores or in nearby Ottawa,” she said. The Manotick visitors noted a complete directory of businesses in the downtown area was missing. “We do have a publication that came out in October that lists our downtown businesses – you just missed it,” Carleton Place’s BIA manager Cathie McOrmond said. Mayor Wendy LeBlanc noted the town’s walking tour brochure. Coun. Rob Probert mentioned the town did an exchange about five years ago. “We’ve cleaned up our act a lot since then,” he said. “We didn’t have too many negatives this time.”

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Carleton Place BIA reflects on successful year, sets goals for 2014 at AGM Carleton Place, staff and municipal leaders,â&#x20AC;? McOrmond added, noting that mayor Wendy LeBlanc and councillors Louis Antonakos, Jerry Flynn, Rob Probert and Strike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;BIA and town council have a strong working relationship which has opened doors for all of us to benefit.â&#x20AC;? As the BIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision is beautification and promotion, McOrmond said time will be spent this year enhancing summer and winter beautification. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will increase the floral and LED light beautification,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) held its annual general meeting at the town hall auditorium Jan. 23. Above, BIA manager Cathie McOrmond, left, and chair Paul Sorfleet show off some of the promotional tools the organization has created: reusable bags and The DownTowner publication, which was released in October. This year, the BIA will continue to strengthen its partnerships and focus on beautification and promotion of the downtown core.

New Rebound re-opens Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As the Almonte Community Co-ordinators launches into its 40th year of operation, the Hubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furniture store, Rebound, is now open in its new location at 14 Industrial Ave. In operation only eight years the store has twice outgrown its premises, and is now happy to be in a new facility closer to its customer base. The store sells used furniture, household dĂŠcor, small appliances, and electronics, all the accoutrements to make a house a home. While at their old location, Rebound was working in collaboration with the town to operate a provincially sanctioned e-waste site, and hopes to continue this

this past September and remain committed to aiding People First of Lanark Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bunny Run, Strongman Challenge, Wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Around Downtown, as well as Cruise Night and the Carleton Place Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market. The BIA also remains dedicated to the promotion of tourism and for the past two years, McOrmond has served as the chair of the tourism team, made up of different groups in the community which gathers each month.

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Business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA) strives to put the needs of downtown businesses first and will continue to fulfill that mandate following its annual general meeting (AGM) Jan. 23 at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium. The auditorium was filled with business owners, council members and supporters who were treated to dinner provided by Waterfall Catering before the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business got under way. BIA chair Paul Sorfleet of Valley Design welcomed guests and introduced the board for 2013-2014. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every one of our board members shows up to our events and makes them a success,â&#x20AC;? he stated. They new board features: vice-chair Ben McNeely of Kelly Huibers-McNeely Chartered Accountants; and board members Dennis Burn of Leatherworks, Petra Graber of the Good Food Company, The Granaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dena Comley, Aisha Toor of Readâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Shop; council representative Gary Strike, as well as new board member Sean Lawrence of Crain & Schooley Financial Corporation. Lawrence takes over from Jack Taylor, property owner of Bridge Street Apartments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bid farewell to Jack, who is leaving the board. He has worked very hard for us,â&#x20AC;? Sorfleet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been there whenever weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve needed him and has taken part on committees. His representation on the board has been very much appreciated and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sorry to see you go.â&#x20AC;? Sorfleet also applauded BIA manager Cathie McOrmond on being named the 2013 Carleton Place Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Employee of the Year and remarked that the organization welcomed 13 new members this year, including The Dress Shop, Lorraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Dollar Tree and The Storeroom, to name a few. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a number of changes and moves last year and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing,â&#x20AC;? Sorfleet commented, citing examples such as Sunshineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Then and

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The length of the floral season has extended as a direct result of the great care town staff took of watering and the maintenance of plants.â&#x20AC;? The organization continues to be a strong leader in the community, McOrmond stated, through its involvement in events such as Pitch-In Day, Comic Book Day, Lambs Down Festival, Bridge Street Bazaar, Maskeraid Halloween Parade and the Santa Claus Parade. They also partnered on the Brett Pearson Run for Your Life for the first time


OPINION

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EDITORIAL

Time to rethink our continued reliance on food banks?

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ditorial – Has the time come to end food banks? Yes, we know it is a provocative statement, but something that was intended as a temporary, Band-Aid solution, is now seen by politicians as the sustainable solution. Canada’s first food bank opened in Edmonton in 1983. Now, there are millions of people across the country who use food banks every year, in every province. The banks provide a noble lifeline to help people avoid starvation, or malnutrition, and make it to the end of the month. But food banks merely mask the problem. Something is seen to be done, but nothing is being done to address the larger problem that is creating all of these people who line up for a hamper in the first place. It keeps the real problem hidden. We are seeing more working poor people who, because of rising costs, especially for rent, are having to hold down multiple jobs, and still can’t find enough at the end of the day to pay for food for the full month. You can’t tell them to get it together and get a job – sure, they already have one.

Imagine if, tomorrow, all of the food banks went on strike. Assume that plenty of notice had been given. Suddenly, you would have more than 400,000 people, in this province alone, who would become very, very motivated to seek out change. The last thing the government wants is hundreds of thousands of hungry, angry people with nothing else to do, descending on Queen’s Park. Sadly, currently, poor people tend not to vote, so their votes don’t matter. Middle class votes, especially those in suburbs, do seem to matter to politicians. So, the poor get marginalized in yet another way. The issues of the poor are also not a vote-getter. Another part of their problem is one of perception or, more bluntly, blaming the victim. We all hear anecdotal evidence of the welfare person with the flat screen TV and new iPhone, who can’t afford snowsuits for the brood, but can drop money down at the bingo hall. But people at every socio-economic level make bad spending choices, and welfare kids

still need some support. It does grate on hard-working people that some of our money does go to subsidize layabouts who cheat the system, while others who genuinely need support get the runaround. Joe Cowen, a peer advocate at The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, during a “people’s inquiry” looking into social assistance changes brought forward by the Wynne government, pointed out on Monday night that “the abuse of the system is a symptom of poverty.” A symptom, yes, but that does not excuse it, just as we should also not excuse corporate welfare to companies that do not need the financial help, like the $500,000 given by the province to Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, a company valued at $2.25 billion, to

secure the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, according to Toronto Life. Resources also need to be directed to fighting white-collar crime, which can be very labour and intelligence heavy, but any form of fraud needs to be fought with equal vigor, whether it is at the welfare office or Bay Street. Ultimately, as with any problem, the cycle of blame, and the cycle itself, needs to be broken. Bonnie Kusch, a peer advocate at The Table, who has herself been homeless, said this week that “the government really needs to look at what creates poverty as well.” Maybe the problem needs a major shake up, even if that means suddenly ripping off the Band-Aid, and letting everyone see just how bad the wound really is.

COLUMN

Pre-Olympic panic taking root Opinion – Do you believe a terrorist attack at the 2014 Winter Olympics is very or somewhat likely? The 22nd Winter Games run from Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia and recent threats and suicide bombings in the country have heightened security concerns. On Monday (Jan. 27) the National Hockey League said it would consider barring players from attending and playing in the Olympics if something significant happens before players are due to arrive. Almonter Perianne Jones will be in Sochi, a member of the women’s cross-country ski team. Fortunately, the Canadian Olympic Committee has been working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to ensure the safety of our athletes, coaches and personnel. According to current news reports, Islamist Jihadist groups are threatening an attack and Russian authorities are searching for “black widows,” wives of dead insurgents who act as suicide bombers. Canadian athletes train so hard to get to the Olympics and security should be the last thing with which they are pre-occupied. Instead they should be enjoying the experience and celebrating being amongst the world’s finest athletes. Unfortunately, safety concerns and tragedy are not new to the Olympic Games. During the Munich Olympics in 1972 the Black September terrorist group executed several members of the Israeli team, and in 1996, the year of the Atlanta Games, there was the tragic bombing at Cen-

tennial Olympic Park. As a result, two people died. Twenty-eightyear-old Carleton Tara Firma Place resident Sarah Loftus has been selected as a volunteer at the Sochi Olympics (see separate story in this week’s issue). She is a cast member for the opening and closing ceremonies – an athlete marshal. When asked if she was concerned for her safety, she said: “Obviously safety is always in the back of our minds, but you really have to try and not let it consume you. If you let the fear consume you, you’ll never experience anything.” Still, security remains high. “In the train station alone you go through two security checkpoints,” Loftus said, “and between my hotel and arriving at my shift I’ve probably gone through five or six checkpoints.” “They’re doing everything they can to keep us safe,” she added. “All we can do is cooperate, stay positive and be aware of our surroundings.” There is a security risk attached to any major event, but I believe the Olympic Games must go on. I am sure there is a sense of nationwide pride in Russia, just as there would be in any country hosting an international sporting competition. Therefore, I am sure the security operation is the most extraordinary that we’ve even seen in Olympic history. If you have any comments or questions for Tara Gesner, she can be reached by email at: tgesner@perfprint.ca.

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Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive on residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;good listâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DEAR EDITOR: Every once in awhile life throws you a curve ball and for me this year has been no exception to that rule. But life has a way of balancing itself by bringing people into your life that truly make a huge difference and help you get through these difficult times. I have been extremely blessed and grateful for a business that has been a guardian angel for me over the past year. That business has been Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive in Carleton Place. Due to a recent accident I need my car to be running in top condition and available for me at all times. When problems arise, I pick up the phone and without hesita-

tion my car is taken to Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and repairs are done very quickly. No matter how busy they are, they always make sure I am not without my car for longer than necessary. This in itself is a comfort to me. The owner, Val and his staff are the most sincere, caring, honest,

warm and trustworthy folks I have had the great pleasure of coming across. They have gone well beyond what could or should be expected from any business and they have done it with a good heart. I am so grateful to have these folks in my life because I know they are

always there to make my life, as easy and worry free as they possibly can. If you are fortunate enough to have a business such as this then let them know their efforts are appreciated. It is businesses like this that go that extra mile and make our community special.

Reader questions need for new pound DEAR EDITOR: Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The following is a letter in response to the proposal to create the Lanark Animal Pound. Why is it that we never offer help to an existing enterprise but look to create a new one. LAWS (Lanark Animal Welfare Society) is already there and needs the money to expand. By offering

to help financially we could dictate some of the operating terms. And what does the Lanark Animal Pound think they can build in 2014 for $100,000? Oh yeah, a doghouse!

A little thanks goes a long way and Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive is one place I want to make sure receives thanks for their excellent customer service. Thanks to Val and his staff for being the kind of service that I can proudly boast about and count on. It warms the heart to know that at Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive people are

Strictly for the Birds LYNDA C. BENNETT

gle was spotted by Mary and Howard Robinson sitting in a tree near Ragged Chutes. That same day, Cliff Bennett saw this large raptor, sitting regally in a large deciduous tree. The next day, I finally spotted it, sitting in the tree above the open water. At a feeder in the village of Pakenham, Georgina Doe and I noticed

a House Finch. A lady in Carleton Place sent me two pictures of a bird she did not know. It was a good view of a male House Finch, sharing the feeder with Black-capped Chickadees. Also in Carleton Place, Jessie Woolcombe, on Jan. 18, watched as a Pileated Woodpecker came flying in toward her feeders. She sent me a picture of it sitting on the frame of her gazebo. Jessie had put up her feeders before Christmas, the first time in years. Daily visitors include Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Darkeyed Juncos, Chickadees, Mourning Doves, and American Tree Spar-

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Large number of robins spotted throughout area of late Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Varied Thrush that has been in Mississippi Mills during early January seems to have moved away. Wild Turkeys have taken over the feeding area, as well. Before our bitter cold came last week, I saw four Wild Turkeys along Clayton Road, near Ragged Chutes on Jan. 19. At a property along Golden Line Road, a small group of Evening Grosbeaks visited a feeder for two days, then disappeared. We have had few of these seed eaters in our area this year. They can be seen in Algonquin Provincial Park, at the west gate feeders. Ten days ago, an adult Bald Ea-

made to feel so important and not just a number in this fast paced world we now live in. I think each and every one of us needs to remember and thank them not only on special occasions but also throughout the entire year.

rows. In Mississippi Mills, Bert Elsner saw 15 American Robins as he drove along Rae Side Road, on Jan. 16. Four days later, Stuart Virgin, a school bus driver, observed a robin fly across the road on Spruce Crescent, west of Ramsay Ward, Concession 5, on his afternoon run. In Almonte, at Logan Moreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, he saw three robins, and two Cardinals at his feeders. Mrs. More loves to see the Cardinals, especially with their red feathers against the snow. Please call Lynda at 613-2565013 or email bennett@magma.ca with bird reports.

      

   

    



 







   

   

          

                                                  

  

          

  

   

  

    

 

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Felt workshop at textile museum Feb. 23 Community – Join awardwinning artist and teacher Maggie Glossop at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on Sunday, Feb. 23 as she shares the techniques that she uses to create her amazing felt artworks, some of which are currently featured in the museum’s gallery. Workshop participants will learn how to produce a landscape, still life or abstract picture using fibres rather than

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choose to embellish with embroidery or other stitching techniques. No experience in either felt making or painting/drawing is necessary. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum’s multipurpose room, and participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and a towel or two. The cost is $60 to register plus $10 for materials on the day of the workshop.

To register, please call the museum at 613-256-3754 ext. 6 or by email at info@mvtm. ca or drop by the museum at 3 Rosamond St. E. in Almonte. The deadline for registration is Feb. 14. For more information on the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, please visit www.mvtm. ca. Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

a difference in the community,” with the first three and definitely McOrmond concluded. moving forward with the fourth,” LeBlanc remarked. “It takes viKeys to vibrant community sion, passion and leadership and LeBlanc then took the floor to I congratulate you, the business present a slideshow on the aspects owners, BIA board, Cathie, and which make a community thrive. Gary, our council rep, for their She commented that business has strong showing in each of these grown at an “amazing rate” in areas.” Carleton Place over the last few Ralph and Kate Crosbie of the months. Canadian Career Academy, also “Cathie told me the occupancy provided information on programs rate is the highest it has been in and services offered to help supnearly a decade,” she stated. port businesses, during the eveShe noted that a snowball ef- ning. fect, providing community gathering places, beautification, custom- Budget er service, downtown residential To close out the evening Mcopportunities, partnerships, new Neely presented the budget for ventures, celebrating heritage, 2014. The 2013 figures were easy access to information, an ac- $176,944.01 in revenues and tive voice (such as the BIA), are all $159,720 in expenses, leaving a important keys to making a vibrant surplus of $17,224.01, which was community. According to Gordon allocated to a capital reserve fund. Hume, LeBlanc said, four themes The biggest expense of 2013 was to a successful downtown are: arts, the $75,000 earmarked for the heritage and culture, food and fun, Market Square roof project. business and commerce, as well as For 2014, the BIA has set a simresidential. ilar budget: $176,568 in revenues “I’d say we’re well on our way and $156,568 in expenses.

McNeely said the biggest chunk of revenue comes from the BIA levy paid by taxpayers. In 2013, $149,577.50 came in and an increase of two per cent is on the way for 2014 ($152,568),in keeping with the town’s increase in property taxes. The main street project replacement, which was previously a $20,000 line item in expenses, will now be treated as an allocation to the capital improvement fund, McNeely said. “...We will transfer that (monies) to a reserve fund to use for capital improvements in the future,” he stated. Overall, McNeely noted that the BIA is in a good financial position, despite a slight deficit. “We have $25,000 in the bank and owe the town $118,000, so we have an overall deficit position of $93,000,” he commented. “The BIA has been in a deficit since we took on the main street project payment.” To find out more about the Carleton Place BIA, visit www.downtowncarletonplace.com.

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The organization has also partnered with the town’s economic development co-ordinator, Jasmin Ralph, to further those initiatives. This year also saw the launch the BIA’s The DownTowner publication, which was a partnership between the Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian Gazette and the organization. The first issue was released in October and profiles the numerous services businesses offer as well as community events taking place in the downtown are. McOrmond also noted that the BIA set up a new committee in 2013, dedicated to organizing events in the downtown. “Any business members who’d like to sit on it and provide their views or thoughts on organizing events in the downtown can email or call me, if interested,” she said. “Downtown Carleton Place is the heart of Carleton Place and our community. The BIA and the merchants of downtown should be proud and together we are making

paint, paper or canvas. They will begin by laying out a base of fine wool and will then create an image using commercial and hand-dyed wools, silks and other natural fibres. They will then employ the ancient techniques of wet felt-making to process the fibres into a piece of felted fabric. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a finished “painting,” which they may

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Eddy and the Stingrays featured at April 5 spring hospital dance logo in the Quality Care For Life newsletter, be acknowledged by the event emcee and receives eight tickets to the event. Gold sponsors are billed as dinner sponsors with signage, will have their photos/logos in the newsletter, be acknowledged by the event emcee and will each receive eight tickets.

The fabulous Eddy and the Stingrays, known as Canada’s #1 Rock and Roll Show Band, are returning to Almonte Saturday, April 5, 2014 to entertain at a dinner and dance to raise funds for Almonte General Hospital (AGH). The band, which has been together for more than 30 years, plays music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including the tunes of Elvis, Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Proceeds from the fundraising dance, which will be held at the Almonte Civitan Hall, will help purchase muchneeded medical equipment for AGH.

“Last year’s Eddy and the Stingrays spring dinner, dance and silent auction was an amazing success,” said AGH/Fairview Manor Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston. “Almost 300 people enjoyed the evening, which raised funds to purchase new beds for the Hospital.”

Bronze sponsors are billed as dance sponsors, will have their logos appear in the newsletter and will each receive four tickets to the event.

Eddy and the Stingrays Sponsorships are available for the April 5 event, including one at the $5,000 Platinum level, three at the $3,000 Gold level, four at the $2,000 Silver level and four at the $1,000 Bronze level. The Platinum-level sponsor is billed as the band sponsor with signage, will have their photo and

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Sponsorships for tables ($280) and auction gifts ($250) are also available and, for $100, personal sponsors receive two tickets to the event and a $30 tax receipt. For more information, contact Gerry Huddleston by calling 613-256-2514, extension 2297 or by sending an email to ghuddleston@agh.fvm.com.

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OĚė 2013 CĔėĕĔėĆęĊ DĔēĔėĘ Aēĉ FĚēĉėĆĎĘĎēČ CčĆĒĕĎĔēĘ! Thank you for caring & supporting the purchase of needed patient care equipment at your community Hospital!

Thank You to all corporate donors and fundraising champions who have helped us raise over $220,000 in 2013 towards needed patient care equipment at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital!

*Note: those mentioned below have made donations which directly support the purchase of patient care equipment. These do not include memorial or other donations.

Please support the generous business and organizations who have supported us this past year:* Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.; Albr Incorporated; All Purpose Towing & Auto Sales; Apple Cheeks; Ashton Tree Service; Avon; Ballygiblins; Beckwith Auto Centre; Beckwith Butcher; The Bowes Brothers; Brushstrokes Art; Bulk Barn; C. P. Tire and Auto Refinish Ltd; Caldwell Street Public School; Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited; Canadian Tire; Cardel Homes Limited; Carleton Auto Parts; Carleton Place & District Civitan Club; Carleton Place IDA; Carleton Place Lions Club; Carleton Place Novice A Kings; Carleton Place Nursery;

Carleton Place Police Association; Carleton Refrigeration; Carleton Trailers; Carter Foods Ltd.; CERV Parking; Chamber of Commerce; CIBC - Carleton Place Branch; Clayton General Store; Coldwell Banker Heritage Way Realty; Collins Barrow; Comfort Quilters; Costco Wholesale Canada; County Cab; CP Signs; CPDMH Sleep Lab; Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers Ltd.; Crush Market Place – Almonte; Custom Welding; D & J Transportation; Dack's Jewellers; DICA Electronics; Doucett Insurance; ECO TEK; ECR Holdings Inc; Essentials Health and

Beauty; Exclusive Window Coverings; Expercom; Ferguson Graphics; Fifty-Five Plus Magazine; FRESHCO.; Golf Town; Greenskeeper Landscaping and Maintenance; H&R Block; Hank’s Tire Supply; Heritage Fitness Community Fitness & Rehabilitation Centre Inc.; Heritage Optometric Clinic; IBIS International Business Intelligence Services; In Bloom – Kanata; IODE - Captain Hooper Chapter; Ivanovich Medicine Professional Corporation; Jack FM 92.3 FM; Jeff Julian Insurance; John A Gordon Medicine Professional Corporation; Jr. A Canadians; Kelly Huibers; McNeely

Professional Corp.; Keyesbury Distributing Agency Limited; Kingsway Arms at Carleton Place Manor; Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation; L & G Landscaping; Lake 88.1 FM; Lambden Glass; Lanark County-Carleton Place OPP; Lanark Moonshine Café; Madden Hearing Centre; Mark Motors of Ottawa; McDonald's Restaurant - Carleton Place; McIntosh Automotive Centre Inc; McNeely's Outdoor Power Equipment; McPherson Auto; MD Golf; Mementos; Metroland Media & the EMC; Mississippi Golf Club; Mitchell Creative; Moonlight Glass; Motion Creative Printing; Murphy Health Centre; Musical Friends Group; Nanny's Peas and Pods; Nephin, Winter & Bingley; NGK Golf; Notre Dame High School; Obi Yoga Massage; Ocean Wave Fire Company; Olde Town Bakery; OPP Auxiliary; Parkit360; Paul Dulmage Signs; Petals & Paint; Piche Organizational Services; PPRC - Performance Plus Rehabilitative Centre; PSLeithead Consulting; Ralph A Lee Barrister & Solicitor; RBC Carleton Place Branch; RBC Dominion Securities; RBC Foundation; RDB Tires Sales & Service; Reads Bookshop and Coffee Bar; Reids Landscaping & Garden Centre Ltd.; Remembrance Gift Shop Ltd; Ren-Work General Contracting; Rivington Auto Sales; RNJ Youth Services; Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mississippi Mills; RTS

& Hydraulics; SAJE Spa and Salon; Sakti Consulting; Scotiabank Carleton Place Branch; Scotiabank Foundation; Scrub a Dub Dub; Shenanigans; Shoppers Drug Mart; Simply Elegant Décor and Gifts – Arnprior; Slakoni's - Fine Italian Dining; SMARTS Last Call; Somersault Promotions; St. James Franktown ACW; Starbucks; Steve's Your Independent Grocer; Steve's Locksmithing; Surrounding Memories; Tangled Hair Design; TD Canada Trust Carleton Place Branch; Text2; The Blossom Shop; The Bridge Cafe & Bistro; The Destiny Centre; The Exchange; The Fall 400; The Floral Boutique; The Good Food Company; The Granary; The Hospital Gift Shoppe; The Humm; The New Oak Tree; The Ontario Early Years Centre; The Ottawa Citizen; The Ottawa Sun; The Pickle Dish; The Safety House; The Storeroom Family Thrift Shop; The Town Singers; Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited; Tim Hortons; Tivoli Florists – Ottawa; Tomahawk Technologies; Town of Carleton Place; Trinitymedia and Design; Tubman Funeral Home; Unique Import and Exotic Automobiles Ltd.; Valley Granite & Tile; Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM; Vic Bennett Motors Limited; ViSalus; Vision Bowling; Vittorio’s Auto; Waterside Retirement Community; Wilson Carpentry; Wistera; and Yarn Forward – Ottawa in addition to all others we may have missed!

1st Annual Women ONLY Snowmobile Run! $5,7 Raised $5,796!

Junior A Canadians Game

Held on Feb 24th raised $1,046!

February January Bob Haughian Band

April

Caldwell Street Public School Students

Raised an amazing $10,145 with the generous support of Heritage Fitness!

March

Ottawa-valley musician, Bob Haughian teamed up with the CPDMH Foundation for an evening of fun and music on January 12th. The Texas Worthy Restaurant was packed as the Bob Haughian Band played several sets of music for a fun night of “Celtic-country-rock”. The Band donated their entire performance fee and the proceeds from the sales of their latest CD called “Home”.

Raised $150 through the sales of “Incredible Caldwell Colour Jewellery” (ICCJ) handcrafted jewelry!

May McHappy Day! Raised $5,100!

Thank you to customers & staff!

The Carleton Place Car Cruise Nights raised an impressive $2,860.25 for the patient care equipment needs of the Hospital. Held on Wednesday nights from May 8 to September 18, 2013 at Market Square, funds were raised and support was shown by car enthusiasts and spectators alike. The CPDMH Foundation and Mr. Shoots wish to acknowledge all car buffs and die hard car enthusiast spectators who came out to support the Car Cruise Nights and the Hospital. Additionally, the Carleton Place Car Cruise Night events would not have been

Notre Dame Catholic High School’s Music for Miracles th

Raised a wonderful $3,967 during their 6 annual event for patient care equipment on June 14! Thank you to auction item donors, the RetroActives & supportive audience!

Carleton Place Car Cruise Nights

Jeff Shoots with his original 1968 Canadian Buick Skylark presenting Robyn Arseneau (driving his car!), Manager of Fundraising for the CPDMH Foundation with the $2,860 proceeds from the Carleton Place Car Cruise Nights.

Century Cycle

Organized by Heritage Community Fitness raised $421 on June 22!

Comfort Quilters Raffle

Raised $1,571 for materials to make needed quilts for CPDMH patients!

June

August

11th Annual “Bed Pan Classic” Golf Tournament June 17th was a great day for the annual Golf Tournament which raised $37,423 for needed patient care equipment! Thank you to all players and sponsors!

Give a Little, Help A Lot!

Raised $1,548! Thank you to customers & staff!

July

October September

Shopper’s Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign

Held from Sept 14-Oct 11, this campaign raised $2,408 for needed equipment! Thank you to customers & staff!

March 31st, 2014.

Please help us reach this goal by continuing to support and raise needed funds for patient care equipment!

$300,000 Santa anta Run

Tree Lighting Festivities & Christmas in Carleton Place Events

raised a record of $39,026 this year for needed patient care equipment! Thank you again to everyone involved who helped make this possible!

Our Goal is to raise $341,700 by

Had over 50 runners articipating participating and raised $2,066!

$250,000

The Stanley anley Cup

Visited CPDMH PDMH with a surprisee $5,000 from Scotiabank!

$220,000 raised to date

December The Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival

November

September 7th was a great day on the water! The event raised $12,000 for needed patient care equipment at the Hospital! See below for all those we wish to thank...

$200,000

The Bowes Brother’s Christmas Concert raised $4,644!

Ocean Oc n Wave Fire Company Com mpany New Y Ball Year’s

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

Held Hel ld on Dec 31st

Raised a record-breaking $5,147 through ough the sales of special smile cookies. Thank hank you to Carleton Place locations & all e! customers for making this possible!

$150,000

D Bassett Dai & Friends iin Concert

$100,000 Rotary’s e” “Just Because” Rose Sale

possible without the following business sponsors and individual supporters who graciously donated door prizes for the 2013 edition of this event: Coady’s Car Care; Tim Hortons; Bennett Motors; Home Hardware; Ryno Motors; Benson Auto Parts; Auto Parts Extra (Perth); DRS Technologies; McIntosh Motors; Freshco; Moe’s Barber Shop; Ziebart Uniglass Plus; Clifford Performance; and the Investors Group of Ottawa – Greg Choban. Also, thank you to the following individuals for their gracious donations and hard work: Dave Choban; Paul St. Denis; Pierre

Longtin; Mark Smidtke; Carol & Bill Flint; Catherine Mayoh; Bob Rivier; John & Dee Cote; Rob & Val Illingworth; Margaret Simpson; Morgan Crawford; Samantha Richardson; and the Town of Carleton Place for the use of Market Square. Mr. Shoots is currently working on organizing next year’s event. For more information on the 2014 event season and Car Cruise Night activities, please contact Jeff Shoots at 613-222-3778 or at my68lark@rogers.com.

The Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival raised a remarkable $12,000 in support of the purchase of needed patient care equipment at the Hospital. Held the first weekend of September, funds were raised through team registrations and sponsorships. The Fall 400 and CPDMH Foundation would like to acknowledge all the participants and spectators who came out to support the races. Additionally, this event would not have been possible without The Fall 400 Committee and the

nity Fitness following sponsors: Partner Sponsors: Heritage Community and Dockmaster; Associate Sponsors: Rental Village; March Road MotorSports; IDA and the Town of Carleton Place. We would uld also like ub for their to thank the Friends of the Festival; the Civitan Club volunteers, raffle proceeds donated to the CPDMH Foundation ndation and support as well as the Sea Cadets for providing volunteers.

Among the many corporate, business and service club 2013 donors, we wish to thank those pictured below, including (L-R): Madden Hearing ($250); Carter Foods ($10,000); Cardel Homes ($10,000); the Carleton Place Civitan Club ($635); Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers ($12,500); RBC ($500); IODE ($526); Waterside ($500); the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa ($12,000) & Scotiabank ($5,000).

To find out more and how you can help support the Hospital, contact: Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Founda on │ 211 Lake Avenue East, Carleton Place, ON, K7C 1J4 │ 613-257-2200 x 856 │ founda on@carletonplacehosp.com │ www.carletonplacehospital.ca THE EMC - A/CP12 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

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People First of Lanark County to host Valentine’s Day dance By TARA GESNER tgesner@perfprint.ca

Community – Looking for a romantic and fun way to spend Valentine’s Day in Carleton Place? People First of Lanark County (PFoLC) will host its annual Valentine’s Day fundraising dance on Friday, Feb. 14, running 6 to 10 p.m. at

the Army, Navy & Air Force Club. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members and includes access to light refreshments, prizes and DJstyle music. There will also be a 50/50 draw and the club’s bar will be open. “Everyone is welcome,” PFoLC president Manon

Lépine stressed. Guests are encouraged to be creative and dress for the occasion. “There will be a prize for the person with the best Valentine’s Day outfit,” Lépine said. Prizes will also be handed out for best dancer and best singer. “We like to have fun,” the president said with a laugh.

this year we are holding both,” Lépine said. The Army, Navy & Airforce Club continues to offer the full use of its premises to PFoLC for special festivities and, of course, at no charge. “We are forever thankful,” said Lépine. “It means so much to us.” In 2013 the club was the recipient of PFoLC’s

President’s Award. So grab your sweetheart or bring your friends and dance the night away at the Army, Navy & Air Force Club and assist a worthy local cause at the same time. The Army, Navy & Air Force Club is located at 315 Townline Rd. E. For additional information, call 613-257-7111.

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Proceeds from the dance offset the operating costs of PFoLC, the voice of people who have been labelled with an intellectual disability. The local organization is affiliated with People First of Ontario and People First of Canada. “Typically, we have either a Valentine’s Day dance or a St. Patrick’s Day dance, but

TIPS AND ADVICE FROM OUR LOCAL EXPERTS!

How Does a Mutual Fund Work?

CHIROPRACTIC CARE & ADD/ADHD

With busy lives taking us in so many different directions, having professionally managed investments can be a real plus (and a relief) for working toward your personal financial goals. When you invest in a mutual fund, you’re essentially pooling your money with other investors to access a broader range of stocks or bonds than most people could own by themselves. The investment company uses the money in the fund to buy and sell securities, such as stocks or bonds, to reach their goals listed in the company charter. The fund objectives and other important information are found in a document called a Simplified Prospectus.

So, you’re right, we don’t treat ADD or ADHD. However, as a neurological disorder, and chiropractic care reduces nervous system disturbances, many children suffering with ADD or ADHD experience relief from inattention, distractibility, impulse control, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating with chiropractic care. Yes it is smart to remove food colouring, preservatives and additives from their diet. Yes it is smart to remove dairy, gluten and wheat, or any other allergen from their diet. Yes it is smart to remove sugars ( that includes pastas, cereals, crackers!) and artificial sweetners from their diet. Yes it is important to remove chemical toxins from their environment. BUT these are all wise choices you should be making whether or not these are associated with your child having ADD or ADHD. So you remove all of this from your childs lifestyle, then what? The most obvious check up I feel is necessary, a check up by a chiropractor to determine if there is interference or disturbances within their nervous system. We often find problems in the upper neck in these children – which could have occurred during birth process, or from a fall or injury. The fact is that there is a link between the spine’s alignment, brain stem dysfunction and ADHD. A thorough assessment will reveal any distortion that is leading to this poor child being unable to self regulate, calm down and sit still! Parents are often surprised just how awesome their child is once irritation on the nervous system is removed. As parents we all want whats best for our children. If your child has been told they have ADD or ADHD, get them checked by a chiropractor and help their body restore it’s health naturally – and set your child up to succeed and to truly be all that they were created to be!

Mutual Fund Objectives One goal a mutual fund may try to achieve is long-term growth of funds. This may be done by purchasing the stock of large companies that consistently made a profit, or buying the inexpensive stock of smaller companies, hoping the value increases. Some funds may be invested primarily in foreign companies, while others invest in specific market segments — like resources, technology or health care. Some funds are developed to generate income for the investors. Dividends from bonds or preferred stocks held by these funds are accumulated and distributed to investors on a regular basis. How a Fund is Managed Many funds are actively managed, with an experienced portfolio manager actively determining the portfolio (or holdings) of the fund. The securities held in a fund may change, based on how well it performs and meets the goals of the fund. Have Questions about Investing? Contact a Jeff Julian to talk about your current needs and opportunities, and to get help developing a plan to fit your personal goals. ****WE HAVE MOVED TO 135 HOOPER STREET, CARLETON PLACE, ON****

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Choose a carefree but fun plant like a spider plant or maybe a cactus. It does not need to be large. Place the plant in a bright windowsill in the child’s room and put a small watering can or even plastic cup of water beside it. Gentle reminders to add a few drops of water to their plants each night at bedtime is all that you need to add. In this simple way you can introduce your child to a lifetime hobby. As the plant grows and they assume ownership and exhibit pride, many benefits and much enjoyment will follow. Try it out at your house. You will be amazed.

« Dave Flatters Garden Specialist WINDOWS Windows might look much the same to most people, but they have many differences. The types are casements, single hung, double hung, sliders with or without grills. There is a large number of manufactures, (some local some regional or national) and a multitude of places selling windows. It can get confusing for sure. The quality, price, warranty and features can vary tremendously form one manufacture to the other or how an outlet sells them. The most popular windows today are maintenance free PVC , however wood and hybrid options are available. In new construction you would be buying a full frame window however in retrofit, it could be a full frame or an insert. An insert window is leaving the old frame in and removing the sash, putting the new window in the old frame. This is a cost effective method and reduces the glass area, however if the old frame is in bad shape or has air leaks around it or other issues, the problems are not solved. The construction of windows can range tremendously from one maker to the other. PVC is sold by the pound to the manufactures and will translate into the finished cost of the window. The thicknesses of the PVC, the number of channels in the frame, not only add to insulation value but strength as well. Then then there is the list of options, brick mold, jamb extensions, painted or clad exteriors and the list goes on and on all effecting price. As the buyer you need to make sure you know what you are buying for it. Be sure to ask why. As always sometimes price can be deceiving and not represent the true cost at the end of the project

« Sean Redmond Home Improvement Specialist BENEFITS OF DANCE INCLUDES BETTER BRAIN FUNCTION! We all know that increased brain function benefits in so many ways. Children improve in school, score higher on tests, adults keep that sharp brain long into advanced years. Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function and we all want the best brain possible, so, KEEP FIT, DANCE A BIT.

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Carleton Place resident excited to be a part of Sochi opening and closing ceremonies tgesner@perfprint.ca

Sports – Carleton Place resident Sarah Loftus never imagined being in the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, but the 28-year-old is in Sochi, Russia and ready for her big moment. “It’s definitely an experience of a lifetime and I’m thrilled to have a small part in it,” she told the Canadian Gazette in an email interview on Jan. 24. Loftus is a cast member – an athlete marshal – in both the opening and closing ceremonies. The 22nd Winter Games run from Feb. 7 to 23. “I’m nervous but very excited,” Loftus said. This is her first time in Russia. “It can be very intimidating knowing so little of the language, but I figured the Olympics would make for a great first visit,” she said. Loftus’ selection as a volunteer follows months of rigorous study, testing and interviews — and strong competition. “I signed up on the Sochi 2014 website to be notified when the application opened,” she explained. It’s not her first time volunteering at an Olympics. She was a “blue jacket” in Vancouver in 2010. “To be a part of something so big, that affects so many people, in so many different ways is really amazing,” Loftus said, “and

it’s also really exciting meeting so many new people.” She recalled the emotion and excitement in the Vancouver air after Sidney Crosby scored his goal for Team Canada. “It was just one of those moments that you’ll never forget or be able to really put into enough words to do it justice,” Loftus continued. For the Sochi Games, Loftus took a leave of absence from work – a barista at the local Starbucks – to attend the Games. “My boss, Laurel Turgeon, was very supportive of me coming here and my job is there for me to come back to, once I return to town,” she said. The Olympics provides accommodations and food for volunteers. She left Carleton Place on Dec. 4 and spent the majority of the next five weeks in Staufen, Germany visiting the family where she worked as an au pair. “I also visited a good friend in Ciudad Real, Spain, and I also visited Madrid, Toledo and Cordoba,” Loftus said. She arrive in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Dec. 15. “We are staying at the Dolphin hotel in Adler,” Loftus said. “The Black Sea is right out my balcony door!” Although they are excited, her parents are a little bit nervous, given the stuff in the news. When asked if she was concerned for her safety, Loftus said: “Obviously safety is always in the back of our minds, but you

Above and left, Sarah Loftus of Carleton Place stands with the Olympic logo and mascots in Sochi, Russia as she prepares to be a part of the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Games. Submitted photos

really have to try and not let it consume you. If you let the fear consume you, you’ll never experience anything.” Still, security remains high. “In the train station alone you go through two security checkpoints,” Loftus said, “and between my hotel and arriving at my shift I’ve probably gone through five or six checkpoints.” “They’re doing everything they can to keep us safe,” she added. “All we can do is cooperate, stay positive and be aware of

ELECTION DAY ANNOUNCEMENT There are sixteen Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) representing ten Algonquin Communities who are responsible for negotiating a Treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario. Elections will be held to elect one Algonquin Negotiation Representative for each of the nine Algonquin Communities listed below. This election process is distinct from the general election for Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwàkangàn First Nation which will be held in late March 2014 in accordance with their Custom Election Code. As with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, each of these ANRs will serve a three-year term. The elections will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: POLLING STATION

Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft)

Municipality of Hastings Highlands (Gymnasium) 33011 Highway 62 North, Maynooth, ON St. Martin of Tours Church 10 Post Street, Whitney, ON Mattawa Municipal Offices 160 Water Street, Mattawa, ON Mattawa Municipal Offices 160 Water Street, Mattawa, ON Algonquin Consultation Office 31 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Pembroke, ON Algonquin Consultation Office 31 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Pembroke, ON United Church Hall 1040 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, ON United Church Hall 1040 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake, ON Travelodge Hotel Conference Centre Ottawa 1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Whitney and Area Mattawa/North Bay Antoine Greater Golden Lake Bonnechere Shabot Obaadjiwan Snimikobi Ottawa

Dr. Murphy, why am I so tired all the time? This is a common question I receive daily and I heard it again this week. Fatigue has many causes, like vitamin imbalance, sugar, flour, dehydration, lack of sleep or even too much sleep. The problem is most likely deeper than you think though. The reason for your fatigue is more likely mental. It is most likely that you are carrying too many stones - yes STONES! The first stone is often spinal misalignment. When your spine is misaligned, your nervous system is not functioning optimally and your body is working harder to breath, digest and move. The rest of the stones you are carrying are the insults, critical comments, old childhood wounds and cynicisms that are weighing you down from all of the ‘stone throwers’ in your life. ‘Stone throwers’ will always be in your life. The more publicly exposed you are the more ‘stone throwers’ you will encounter. ‘Stone throwers’ want to lower you to a heavy level of living. The comments from a ‘stone thrower’ are more of a reflection of who they are than you! How many times in a day do you carry the

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our surroundings.” The Sochi Games mark the second time Russia has hosted the Olympics. The 1980 Summer Olympics took place in Moscow. Canada, the United States and many other countries boycotted the Games in protest of the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan. Loftus will spend one day in Saint Petersburg after saying goodbye to Sochi.

“I will be here until Feb. 25, a couple of days after the closing ceremonies,” she said. “Unfortunately, I will not be volunteering for the Paralympic Games.” Before flying home to Canada and Carleton Place, Loftus will travel back to Staufen, Germany until March 2. Although she’s not homesick, she is excited for a few of the amenities that come with being at home, such as familiar food,

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proper laundry facilities, better WiFi and her family. “I’ve been away for some time now and it will be nice to see my family,” Loftus said. “That’s what I’m most excited for.” During her downtown she hopes to attend as many Canadian events as possible in Sochi, like hockey or speed skating. Follow Loftus’ journey on her blog: http://wanderlustsarah3. wordpress.com/. “It allows me to share information in one place for all of my friends and family to read,” she said. Having signed a confidentiality agreement, she is limited with what she can write. “After the opening and closing ceremonies I will be allowed to share a lot more details about my arrival, my accommodations, my role and the ceremonies themselves,” Loftus explained. “I will definitely update it with lots of information as soon as I have the thumbs up.” The Carleton Place resident has already put her name down for information about volunteering at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, in addition to the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship, co-hosted in Toronto and Montreal. “Who knows if it will actually be possible, but I figured it doesn’t hurt to apply and see what comes from it,” Loftus said.

weight of a ‘stone thrower’s’ words in your heart? How many times in a day do you fester over what a ‘stone thrower’ has said to you? A ‘stone thrower’ speaking poorly about you can completely zap your energy if you let it. How do you regain your focus and in the process regain your energy? DROP THESE STONES! Next time a bad word is spoken about you, drop the stone immediately. Smile, stay quiet and walk away. Tell yourself, ‘I am not going to carry these stones any longer’. You have been created for greatness. You are supposed to change the World for the better and you can’t do that weighted down with stones. Sometimes the success God has given you stirs up the envy of a ‘stone thrower’, don’t let that weigh you down one more day. BE SUCCESSFUL, BE GENEROUS and BE AWAKE FOR IT! Drop the stones. Blessings, Dr. Murphy

Nomination Forms for Candidates in each of these Algonquin Communities are available upon request from the Electoral Officer. The Nomination Period commences January 24, 2014 and the deadline for submitting nominations is 4:00 pm on February 14, 2014. To request a Nomination Form or to ask questions about the 2014 Elections for ANRs, contact the Electoral Officer, Vaughn Johnston at: Tel: 1-866-286-7130 Fax: 613-629-8685 E-mail: vaughn_johnston@hotmail.com For more information, visit www.tanakiwin.com/2014anrelections

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Electors will be required to produce government-issued photo identification in order to vote in person. If you do not have government-issued photo identification, please bring the best alternative identification that you have in order to satisfy the Electoral Officer as to your identity. You may also vote by Mail-In Ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all Electors. Details to follow.

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SPORTS

Playoff race tightens after Thunder drop two

Fiddlers Dinner/Dance February 21, 6 P.M.

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Sports – ‘Home’ was not kind to the Almonte Thunder last weekend. Facing two Valley Division rivals on back-to-back nights, the local Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL) club dropped a 4-1 decision to the Arnprior Packers on Friday at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham, then was hammered by a determined Perth Blue Wings squad 9-2 on Saturday in Almonte. The losses leave the Thunder clinging to third place in the tight division standings. With a record of 13-14-2-4, Almonte remains at 32 points in 33 games. That’s one point up on fourth-place Stittsville Royals and two ahead of the Blue Wings, both of whom have played 34 games. Not to be forgotten are the sixth place Shawville Pontiacs – 28 points in 31 games. Last Friday, the Packers scored three unanswered goals in the third period to pull away for the 4-1 win. Corey Chaplin, Jake Gaudet and Damian Armstrong did the damage for the visitors over the final frame. Luke Martin had the lone goal for the Thunder, scored late in the second period to tie the game 1-1 after Patrick McGrath had given the Packers the lead at 4:04 of the first period. Thunder probably deserved a better fate in this one. The team fired 47 shots on goal but goalie Erik Miksik frustrated them at just about every turn. Thunder goalie Alex Daley faced 32 shots – 17 in the first period alone – and took the loss despite a solid effort. The next night was no contest. The Blue Wings broke things open with three first period goals. It was 7-0 late in the second before the Thunder could get on the board, leading scorer Andrew Rowbotham con-

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As part of the Pakenham Frost Festival, the Junior B Almonte Thunder hockey team took on the Arnprior Packers at the Stewart Community Centre. The Packers emerged with the 4-1 win. Above, the game opens with a ceremonial puck drop, in memory of local resident Sharon Ryan, who recently lost a battle with cancer. necting for his 19th goal of the year at the 19:27 mark. Justin Marquis, who assisted on Rowbotham’s shorthanded marker, also scored in the third to close out the scoring in the 9-2 romp. Jaren Burke led the way on offence for the Blue Wings with a pair of goals and one assist. Brett Eversen and Bradley Stitt also had three-point games with a goal and two assists. Other goal scorers were Austin Lamont, Blair Barr, Brock Stashick, Andrew Dodson and Alex Vala. Richard Barr started the game in nets for the Thunder. He made 21 stops off 27 Blue

Wings shots. Daley came on in relief at the 11:33 mark of the second period and faced another 11 shots the rest of the way. Recently-acquired goalie Cam Lerner kicked out 30 of the 32 Thunder shots he faced. Thunder will look to put that game behind them when they head to Shawville for backto-back games this weekend with the Pontiacs – Friday at 8 p.m. and again Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Thunder has won two of the three games with Shawville so far this year. All of their remaining games this season are against division rivals.

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Road victories extend Canadians latest win streak to six games By STAFF

Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The wins continue to stack up for the Carleton Place Canadians. The top ranked team in eastern Canada racked up two more wins on the road last weekend. In a game played Friday in Stittsville, the newly-renamed Kanata Lasers gave Carleton Place a good challenge before succumbing 4-3 in a shootout. Sunday in Nepean, the Raiders were no match for the Canadians who scorched their Yzerman Division rival 6-2. Friday against the Lasers, the Canadians built a 3-0 lead then, uncharacteristically, let it slip away over the final 13 minutes of regulation. Goals by Connor Cobbold, Devin

Fullum and Jason Brochu tied things up late in the game and forced overtime. Neither team was able to end it in the extra frame. In the shootout, only Craig Pefley of the Canadians was able to score, allowing his team to skate away with the bonus point. All of the Canadiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offence came from their top scorers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the top two scorers in the entire CCHL. Evan Peterson broke the ice 3:39 into the second period, assisted by Stephen Baylis and Andy Sturtz. Then Sturtz made it 2-0 on the power play 36 seconds later. Early in the third, Sturtz appeared to put the game out of reach with his second of the game and league-leading

35th of the year, from Peterson and Kelly Summers. But a cross-checking major and game misconduct to Tyson Stewart gave the home side a 5-minute power play and opened the door to the Lasersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comeback. Justin Laforest picked up the win in nets for Carleton Place. He now sports an impressive 19-2-0-0 record. Cole Skinner suffered the loss for the Lasers. At the Sportsplex on Sunday, the Canadians did all their scoring in the second period, powering themselves to the 6-2 victory over the Nepean Raiders. Leading just 2-1 in the latter stages of the second, Carleton Place exploded for four goals in just over four minutes to

put this one away. Elias Ghantous (14:12), Evan Peterson (16:40), Andy Sturtz (18:48) and Brett Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Andrea (18:59) turned the tight showdown into a bit of a laugher. Stephen Cooney and Stephen Baylis also scored earlier in the frame, following a scoreless opening 20 minutes. Francesco Iannantuono and Keenan Hodgson replied for the Raiders who sit third in the Yzerman Division with 56 points. Baylis led the way with a goal and two assists and was named the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first star. Sturtz, Peterson and Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Andrea each had a goal and helper while Adam Lloyd recorded a pair of assists. Goalie Guillaume Therien had an-

other steady game with 20 stops off 22 Raiders shots. Canadians managed to chase Nepean starter Brett Magnus by the end of the second period after giving up all six goals on 31 shots. Ryan Mulder closed things out and stopped all 11 shots he faced over the final 20 minutes. Coming up On Friday, Jan. 31, the Canadians play the Rangers in Gloucester at 7:30 p.m. They visit the Lumber Kings on Sunday, Feb. 2. Puck drop is 2 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Canadians are in Kemptville. Opening face-off that night is 7:30 p.m.

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St. James Anglican The Lighthouse Church 355 Moffatt Street â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anglican Church in Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;? 613-257-4255 Reformed Pastor: Doug Anderson 225 Edmund Street, Presbyterian Church Email: info@cplighthouse.org Carleton Place, Ontario Christ Centred â&#x20AC;&#x201C; People Focused Website: www.cplighthouse.org 613-257-3178 273 Almonte St., Almonte Sunday Services Website: stjamescarletonplace.org SERVICES: 10am EACH SUNDAY 10am Celebration Service Sunday, February 2, 2014 Worship Services every & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church The Presentation of the Lord Sunday at 10am Contact us for more information 8am Holy Eucharist 2nd services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Personal prayer available 10am Choral Eucharist 2pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st,3rd, 5th Sundays Tuesdays & Thursdays 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:30pm Sunday School in Parish hall 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd, & 4th Sundays Call or come by Contact Barb Thursday, February 6, 2014 Weekly Small groups and Cornerstone 10am Holy Eucharist youth group Community Church Rector Church office 613-256-2816 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte The Revâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d David Andrew website: hillsiderpc.ca (at the round-about) Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Pastor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rev. Matthew Dyck Pastor: Choir Director Pat Grainger 613-791-4811 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mhdyck@rogers.com Holy Name of Mary Rev. Gary Landers St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Almonte United Church 613-256-4995 St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Almonte 613-256-1034 106 Elgin Street, Almonte SUNDAY WORSHIP: Presbyterian Church Father Lindsay Harrison Tel: 256-1355 10am 39 Bridge Street 613-257-3133 Rev. Mary Royal SATURDAY MASS Ample Parking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fully Accessible Rev. Barry Carr, Minister Organist & Music Director: 4:30pm Nursery Care/Sunday School Organist and Choir Director: Neil Milnes SUNDAY MASS Weekly Bible Study & Prayer Susan Harron 10:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUNDAY WORSHIP * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * 9:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30am SUNDAY SERVICE 9:30am & Sunday School A Free Methodist Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Nursery & Sunday School, Child Care Available Congregation Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check Website: www.almonteunited.com Handicap Accessible website for times and programs) St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roman Email: office@almonteunited.com standrewschurch39@gmail.com www.holynameofmaryparish.com Catholic Church Office Hours: 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. Blog: standrewscarletonplace.com 28 Hawthorne Ave., For Transportation call the office. Almonte Carleton Place Baptist Church Carleton Place Parish of Fr. Augustine Mendonça, Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613-256-5655 Franktown-Innisville 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place Pastor: Paul Benson Anglican Churches MASS SCHEDULE 613-257-1889 www.almonte.baptistchurch.com The Rev. David Vavasour Saturday 5pm Pastor: Brian Affleck 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUNDAY MORNING The Venerable Mary Ellen Berry Sunday 9am & 11am Discovery Hour: 10:00am WORSHIP 613-257-1340 Handicap Access Worship Service: 11:00am 4th Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.franktown-innisvilleparish.ca Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church provided Mens Super-Huddle 6:30pm St. James, Franktown 8:30am Prayer & Bible Study 4th Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L.I.F.T. 7:00pm St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Innisville 10:30am Wednesday 7pm 613-623-9436 Everyone Welcome All Welcome! Handicap access A Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing www.cpbaptist.ca parish in the Anglican Church in Ashton-Munster North America Zion-Memorial Pastoral Charge SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH United Church Services & Sunday School at The United Church of Canada 'SBOLMJO4USFFUt 10 am each Sunday SATURDAY SERVICES Rev. Arlyce Schiebout 10:30am Morning Worship Nursery available Sabbath School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30am Services in both churches. 10:30am Sunday School & Nursery Mid-week Bible Studies Divine Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00am Fully Accessible FULLY ACCESSIBLE Info: Rev. Dave Kemp, Pastor EVERYONE WELCOME 613-257-7761 for more information Minister: 613-257-5490 Everyone Welcome. Rev. Peter W. Dahlin, B.A., M.Div. 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place Child Care provided. Musical Director: Tony Stuart www.eternalhopechurch.ca WARM WELCOME TO ALL! R0012532660_0130

Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Franktown Phone: (613) 552-1323 United Churches Email: scott@myinSPIREnetwork.com Web: www.myinSPIREnetwork.com Rev. Jeff de Jonge Pastor: Scott Ridenour 613-285-8047 Youth Pastor: Joe Aslaner Services: Youth meet Sunday nights Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Ferguson Falls Rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:00am from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Franktown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30am Email joe@myinSPIREnetwork.com Sunday School for more info Website: The Church for the Whole Person! www.boydsfranktownunitedchurch.com SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, RELATIONAL, EMOTIONAL Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613-257-3484 Email: calvarychurch@sympatico.ca www.calvarycp.ca The Bridge Kanata (The Wesleyan Church) 285 Didsbury Rd., Kanata (Behind Canadian Tire)

613-592-7635 www.bridgechurches.ca connect@bridgechurches.ca 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Sunday, Feb. 2, 10:30am Sacred Heart Catholic High School 5870 Abbott Street, Stittsville SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:15am & 10:30am Nursery & Bridge Kids (ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Grade 5) at booth services Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, \Having Fun When: 10:30am SUNDAY Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 www.ottawavalleyvineyard.ca Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613-256-2184 apc@trytel.com Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director SUNDAY 11:00am Worship Service & Sunday School Nursery care Available. ALL WELCOME! Transportation is available by calling Elford Giles 613-256-2460

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Bowlathon raises $3,700 for Carleton Place hospital auxiliary Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sixteen teams made up of community members and supporters threw a big strike for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Jan. 26, raising $3,700 in the hospital auxiliaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowlathon. The third annual event was held at Visions Bowling Centre in Carleton Place and teams participating, included: Chillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival Crew 1 and 2 (Carleton Place Winter Carnival); The Clown Towncillors 1 and 2 (Carleton Place town council); Naira Dunlopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team; Loretta Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team; the CPDMH Foundation team; Grabe family team; Split Happens; The Co-operators team; Aqua Babes; Bad Memories; Dazzling Diamond Divas; Shopping Sherpas

(Red Hat Society); Caring Independent Banking Crew (CIBC 1); Caring Independent Banking Chicks (CIBC 2); and the Pin Counters (Collins Barrow). Prizes were handed out in a number of categories. Best costume went to the Shopping Sherpas, while the highest amount raised by an individual was Guy Chaput of the Split Happens team with $260. Both received a free oil change from Capital Dedicated Logistics in Carleton Place. As well, the Grabe family team earned highest amount raised by a team by bringing in $500 and took home a basket of mixed goodies for all ages.

Clockwise from top left: The Aquababes are, from left, Doreen Harris, Frankie Moulton (seated), Dije Fielding, Pat Morgan and Madeline Allen; Frances Smith, a member of the Ottawa Valley Sassy Lassies (Red Hat Society), aims for a strike; and looking regal are the Dazzling Diamond Divas (Crown Jewels of Canada), from left: Bonnie Brown, Annabell Thoms, Kim Baker and Frances Bryerton. Photos by TARA GESNER

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The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its third annual Bowlathon to raise funds for the hospital Jan. 26 at Visions Bowling Centre. Above, auxiliary volunteers Lenore Jackson, left, and Loretta Hunter, hand out bowling shoes.


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Almonte Old Town Hall hosts groundbreaking jazz concert Sunday known for its beautiful heritage architecture, so it is hard to miss the Almonte Old Town Hall, a dramatic edifice along the Mississippi River. The famous Ron Caron Auditorium is considered one of Canada’s best performance spaces – often the place for CBC recordings of classical concerts – on the upper level of the old town hall. JazzN.ca is a group of friends building a community for jazz

The Almonte Old Town Hall will be the venue for JazzN.ca’s concert this Sunday, Feb. 2, featuring Ottawa jazz pianist Miguel De Armas, above, and his Latin Jazz Quartet. Special guests for the evening will include RetroActives Stage Band, as well as vocalist and local resident, Tracey Brown (Prescott), left. Submitted photos

in Almonte. The specific mission is: to build a welcoming audience of attentive and appreciative listeners for professional and proficient, performanceoriented, jazz artists. JazzN.ca has hosted 12 jazz house concerts (JazzNhouse) in the last 18 months and this upcoming concert will be their second production of the new JazzNalmonte offering. More information is available

at www.jazzn.ca. The Miguel De Armas Latin Jazz Quartet, with guest vocalist Tracey Brown, and The RetroActives Stage Band, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte. Tickets are $25, available in person or by phone at Mill Street Books (millstreetbooks.com), 52 Mill Street, Almonte, 613-256-9090. Submitted by JazzNalmonte.

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Community – The beautiful Almonte Old Town Hall is about to be transformed into a concert forum for two of the most divergent, yet excellent talents in the Ottawa Valley today, on Sunday, Feb. 2. A local jazz group, JazzN.ca, has organized a concert featuring a Latin jazz quartet and one of Canada’s foremost country vocalists. The concert showcases the phenomenal Ottawa jazz pianist Miguel De Armas and his Latin Jazz Quartet (which includes bassist Marc Decho, drummer Michel Medrano and conga-player Arien Villegas). De Armas – who is known for his adventurous collaborations – has generously invited, as his special guest, the superb country vocalist (and local resident), Tracey Brown (Prescott). This fusion of styles and genres will be an outstanding performance and a pretty groundbreaking event. De Armas has also invited the RetroActives Stage Band – a high school jazz ensemble under the direction of Notre Dame High School music teacher, Tony Stuart – to open the show for him. Prior to this, De Armas will donate time to working with, and coaching, the RetroActives as they prepare for this gig in the Almonte Old Town Hall. Downtown Almonte is

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Cook said, “so we thought, ‘Hey, why don’t we open our own store and sell her line ourselves?’” Micaela, 25, is a breakout designer who recently graduated from prestigious Huddersfield University in England, which is known for design among other things.

Ottawa Fashion Week, a threeday event that showcases the hottest fashions, for their fall 2013 show. Since then, Cook said the recognition and attention surrounding the brand has really taken off. Avenir Design’s boutique location will feature Micaela’s famous Cadence line as well as her new lines as they come out. As a bonus, the store will also carry other famous Canadian brands like Sympli. “All of our clothing is made and manufactured in Canada,” Cook said, “and retails from about $120 and up.” Cooks says she is ecstatic to open up a boutique in a town she knows so well and to have her family by her side as they take on this new chapter. “It’s amazing,” she said. “You dream of something for so long and you never really think it’s going to happen. But then it does and you have to pinch yourself to see if you’re awake.”

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She didn’t wait long after she had finished school to begin perusing her dreams of becoming a clothing designer. Soon, the Carp native had begun creating her own line of women’s fashion under the name Avenir Designs. The store’s tagline is “Fashions for the rhythm of your life,” and Cook says they aim to take high fashion looks to an accessible line of day-to-day wear. Avenir’s 2014 spring and summer collection, Cadence, was fully designed by Micaela and was named after her firstborn niece. The line features a variety of colour-blocked women’s clothing items that are both bright and bold. “It’s been about a year since she graduated,” Cook said, “but we’ve already had so much attention.” Just a short while after it had been created, Avenir Design’s Cadence line managed to snag a spot as the feature opener at

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