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Mayor calls for judicial inquiry into fellow council members BY TARA GESNER

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Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos is calling for a judicial inquiry into alleged “actions and transgressions” of his council. The normally quiet mayor emailed a statement to the Canadian Gazette on Sunday night, Feb. 11, where he accused his fellow politicians of being “a council within a council” and “no longer effective in honestly serving the community at an acceptable level in accordance with the Municipal Act, best practices or our current code of conduct.” “There are clear signs malfeasance has taken control of council and the integrity of our municipality is now becoming a concern regarding its neutrality, non-partisanship, effectiveness and innovativeness as an institution that serves the best interest of the government and the citizens of our community,” Antonakos charged. The mayor’s remarks follow tumultuous times at town hall, including a recent assault charge against Coun. Doug Black after an alleged altercation with the mayor inside the municipal building. The charge has not been proven in court. Moreover, in 2017, Carleton Place’s integrity commissioner, Rob-

ert Swayze, was kept busy. Five complaints (code of conduct violations) were filed against Antonakos. Although one was dismissed, he was found guilty of four: intimidation; disclosing confidential documents; disclosing information from an incamera meeting; and failing to treat members of the public with dignity, understanding and respect. These violations have prompted multiple calls for the mayor’s resignation from the community. In Sunday’s statement, Antonakos accused councillors of delivering “misinformation” to the integrity commissioner. Too, the mayor claimed “the derelict of duties by council” in areas such as bylaw enforcement and non-responsiveness to communications, while “turning a blind eye towards inappropriate activity in and around the town hall.” “These types of questionable actions and inactions are a potential concern in regards to municipal performance, ability to protect public resources, providing services efficiently and in maintaining the trust of the community we serve,” Antonakos charged. The mayor indicated he has “meticulously documented” these issues and See INQUIRY page A/CP5

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Area MP, MPP endorse Christine Elliott for provincial PC leadership BY DESMOND DEVOY

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Two prominent local Conservative politicians have endorsed Christine Elliott for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. “I’ll be supporting Christine Elliott,” said Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Conservative MP Scott Reid during a telephone interview on Thursday, Feb. 8. Elliott was a long-time P.C. MPP in Toronto’s eastern suburbs, and is the widow of the late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. Both she and Flaherty had, in the past, sought the provincial party’s top job, and lost. Elliott resigned her seat at Queen’s Park after losing in May of 2015 to then MP Patrick Brown. Reid said he is supporting Elliott after “having a good conversation with (MPP) Randy Hillier, about who the best candidate was,” he said. “He and I came to the same conclusion.” He cited her experience in the provincial legislature, and “she gets along with her colleagues.” Former leader Patrick Brown, by comparison, was elected more on the strength of the party membership than him slim caucus support. “I was heading in that direction anyway,” Reid said of supporting Elliott. However, he said that “I genuinely can’t remember,” whom he endorsed during the 2015 race, when Elliott was a candidate. Hillier, the Progressive Conservative MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, was quick to take

to social media to announce his support for Elliott, who is attracting a lot of caucus support at Queen’s Park in Toronto. In a Feb. 7 Facebook post, Hillier wrote: “For too long our province has been deprived of true leadership and integrity. I believe Christine Elliott has the skills, experience, integrity, and leadership required to get our province back on track on day one. Those are the reasons why I’m excited and pleased to support Christine Elliott as leader of the PC Party.” In an earlier Feb. 5 Facebook post, Hillier wrote that “the best interests of Ontario must be our foundational priority and objective. The best interests of Ontario must now overtake the self-interests, the minor differences of policy or personal dislikes of our three stellar candidates and recognize that just as caucus found a unity interim leader we can and ought to find our unity candidate to take on, challenge, and defeat the Liberal government. I believe Christine Elliott is this unity candidate.” Back during the 2015 leadership race, however, Hillier did not endorse any candidate, but Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark did endorse Elliott then. This time out, however, as the party’s co-deputy leader, Clark has stated publicly that he will not endorse any candidate so as to remain impartial. Clark’s federal counterpart, however, has no such restrictions. Gord Brown, the Conservative MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes however has

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Christine Elliott, a former MPP from Toronto’s eastern suburbs, seen here in a photo from her last run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership after the 2014 election, has won the endorsements of Scott Reid, MP, and Randy Hillier, MPP, for her 2018 run. thrown his support behind Torontoarea lawyer Caroline Mulroney. She is the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney (1984-1993) and is the party’s candidate in York-Simcoe. Brown publicly endorsed Mulroney during a rally at the Thousand Islands Mall in Brockville on Saturday, Feb. 10. Also in the race is former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, the brother of the late former Toronto mayor Doug Ford. A fourth candidate may still enter the race. Tanya Granic, president of Parents as First Educators, has said she would like to enter the race. She and her organization were opposed to the

changes to the sex education curriculum brought in a few years ago. Voting People looking to join the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to vote, you have until Friday, Feb. 16, at 11:59 p.m. to do so – online only. Also, you can only purchase your membership with a credit card. Cash and personal cheque payments for memberships were cut off on Friday, Feb. 9.

Bolt from the Blue Patrick Brown’s resignation caught many people off guard – no more so than Scott Reid who was at a federal Conservative Party gathering in Victoria. By the time he heard of Brown’s woes, “it was all over. I didn’t watch it unravel.” He was driving north on Vancouver Island after party duties in the British Columbia capital, and decided to listen to his tunes instead of switching on the radio. The next morning when he turned on the television, “I thought it (the television headline) was some kind of mistake.” Reid was first elected to parliament in 2000, and Brown served as the Conservative MP for Barrie from 2006 to 2015, but while they sat in the same caucus room together, “we just did not interact at all.” Reid stressed that his personal interests often differed from Brown’s – the Brown being a hockey fanatic, Reid preferring to spend time with family. “This is my job,” Reid said. “I had almost no interaction with him … I make a point of not socializing very often after hours.”

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Leeds-Grenville MPP: Government policies Harpdog Brown joined by hurting local small businesses, manufacturers Sugar Brown at The Cove The Wynne government’s policies continue to make it harder for local small businesses and manufacturers to have the success they need to create new jobs. That’s the message Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC labour critic MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) heard Feb. 8 at the Northern Cables plant in Brockville and a meeting in Westport with Mayor Robin Jones, local grocer Neil Kudrinko and Seamus Cowan of The Cove. “We heard loud and clear from small businesses and industries here in Leeds-Grenville that they are suffering as a result of soaring hydro rates, growing red tape and rushed changes to labour policies,” said Clark. “These are the people who create jobs and bring investment to our communities. It’s time they had a government that listened to their concerns, rather than telling them to go out of business if they don’t like what’s happening.” “What job creators told us today echoed their warnings during Bill 148 committee hearings across Ontario,” said Yakabuski. “But unfortunately this government wasn’t listening then and they aren’t interested in what the people whose businesses are the backbone of our economy are saying to-

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terrible price Ontarians are paying due to the mismanagement, waste and scandal we’ve seen under the Liberals,” said Clark, who noted the No. 1 factor — cited by a full 75 per cent of respondents — in why businesses lack confidence in Ontario is the economic policies of the Wynne government. Submitted by the office of LeedsGrenville MPP Steve Clark

It may be cold outside, but it will be anything but inside Westport’s The Cove Country Inn & Spa Friday, Feb. 16 for the latest instalment in the Blues on the Rideau concert series. Harpdog Brown, who plays 1950s style vintage electric blues, will headline. He’s a Juno Award nominee, three-time Maple Blues Award winner for Harmonica Player of the Year, three-time West Coast Music Award nominee for Blues Recording of the Year and the only Canadian to have won the prestigious Muddy Award in the United States. This is his second visit to Blues on the Rideau. He blew the house down on his first one back in October 2015. This time around he’s bringing singer/songwriter and guitarist Sugar Brown (Ken Kawashima) from Toronto with him. Sugar’s another great practitioner of classic vintage blues. Add in the rest of The Travelin’ Blues Show — Edmonton piano man Graham Guest, Toronto drummer Michelle Josef and a young up-andcoming trombone player named Skye Lambourne — and you have a band that is guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable night of real deal, down-inthe-alley, bake it and shake it blues! “They play the blues naturally and without gimmicks or pretension, and when you combine that with their tal-

ent, it places them at the top of their trade … You won’t find a better blues band in Canada.” — West Coast Entertainment Magazine. Tickets for the full-course buffet dinner and show, which runs from 7 to 11 p.m., are $65 and proceeds will go to support St. Edward Catholic School in Westport. Blues on the Rideau runs from October to May and each concert raises funds for a local community organization or charity. There are still seats available, but advance registration is required. Call The Cove at 613-273-3636 or email info@coveinn.com. For those who want to make this night into a little mini-getaway vacation there is well priced accommodation available at The Cove, nearby B&Bs and the Westport Station Motel. The Cove will be glad to arrange this for you. If you can’t make this show, then why not take a look at the rest of this year’s and book a future show. Reserve ahead as most Blues on the Rideau nights sell out. Next up on March 16 is Sean Pinchin Band from Kitchener, Ont. For more information on the Blues on the Rideau concert series, visit bluesontherideau.ca. Submitted by Blues on the Rideau

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he news that Canada House in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is doubling as Pride House for the duration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, is encouraging. The idea is to give LGBTQ people a safe space to watch the competitions, learn about homophobia in sport and help bridge the gap between mainstream sports and the LGBTQ world. “Within these walls where those with Olympic hearts come to gather, you are welcomed, accepted and respected,” reads a sign on the wall. It’s a positive step in an issue that has come a long way but requires further awareness, education and understanding. This kind of forward thinking made its way to Lanark County recently, with transgender awareness workshops planned to help educate the public on gender diversity through art, history and politics. Trans artists and educators Cara Tier-

ney and Behc Jax-Lynx strive to stimulate conversation on gender diversity in rural communities with performance art and educational workshops, sharing their expansive knowledge in art history, health and wellness, and politics. The workshops were not intended for transgender people, as they might not learn anything they don’t already know; they are for non-transgender people, or “cisgender” people, to learn more so that they can come to understand and support transgender people in their pursuit to live normal lives, and have the same basic rights as everyone else. Workshops like these, as well as pride parades, events and initiatives, can go a long way towards furthering the cause, in particular in rural communities where LGBTQ individuals face increased discrimination. “This is your house no matter who you are or where you come from.”

Aprons played a number of important roles for Mother Even though I had long since changed out of my school clothes, and what I had on was called play clothes, mother noticed right away that I had forgotten to put on my pinny. It was always my job to set the supper table, and for the life of me I couldn’t imagine why I would have to wear a pinny when I was handling clean dishes. But that was the rule. Any house chores were done only when you had donned your pinny. All mother had to do was say “Mary” and point to the nail behind the kitchen door. We had aprons, or a pinny, for every occasion. Ones made out of flour bags were enormous. When I had to wear one of those when I was churning

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the cream to make butter, it came from my neck and draped around my feet on the floor. That was so that the splatters of cream didn’t land on whatever clothes I was wearing. These flour bag aprons were well used. mother wore them to do heavy house chores and when she baked, and they covered her from her neck to her knees. My sister Audrey wore one too when she was doing her Saturday house chores. And there was always a goodly supply hanging on the nail beside the back door. A full apron was what mother put on when it was time for all of us to sit down to a meal. Off came the big white pinny and on went the print apron.

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Often it was the same material that had been used for one of mother’s Dan River house dresses. They were bound all around the outside edges with colourful tape, and had a pocket for mother’s hanky. Always there was one hanging at the back door too. Washed and ironed and at the ready. This was so that if mother heard someone drive in the lane, and she was caught wearing the big white flour bag pinny, she

would swiftly take it off and grab the clean one at the back door before welcoming anyone into the house. Heaven forbid that she would be caught wearing a pinny with a spot on it, especially if it was one of the big flour bag creations. My favourite apron was the little half apron; the one that just came from your waist to your knees and tied at the back. They almost always had a frill around them, and certainly there would be a little pocket. If mother had any rickrack braid left over from something she had made, it would be used to fancy up the little half apron. These came in two sizes … bigger ones for mother and my sister, and then smaller ones for me.

This was the apron I had to use to set the supper table. Aprons were changed as soon as a spot appeared. They would be tossed in the hamper waiting for the Monday washing and of course, they would be ironed, and often the little half apron would be treated to a dab of starch so they were always crisp and never went limp over whatever you were wearing. The print aprons were kept in a washstand that sat between the bake table and the back door. This washstand was bigger than the other ones in the house, and had a deep drawer, and once an apron was washed and ironed, it was laid out flat in the washstand. And there was no rooting around in the drawer either. Even though I

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might like one little half apron better than another, I had to take the one closest to the top. It seemed to me there was a lot of fuss made over something as simple as an apron. Why I had to wear one just to set the supper table, why mother only wore the flour bag aprons if no one was around, and why they couldn’t be worn until they were good and soiled, were all mysteries to me. It was my sister Audrey who taught me that there were other uses for aprons too. They were ideal to bunch up to carry eggs from the egg house, or vegetables from the cellar. And if I accidentally soiled the clothes I was wearing, the See MARY page 6

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War Amps launch 100th anniversary with unveiling of commemorative envelope The War Amps officially launched its 100th anniversary year Feb. 8 with the unveiling of a Canada Post commemorative envelope, at the association’s national headquarters in Ottawa. Amputee veterans returning from the First World War started The War Amps in 1918 to assist each other in adapting to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War and established the Key Tag Service to gain meaningful employment and provide a service to the public. The War Amps many programs have grown over the past 100 years from assisting war amputees — whom they still serve — to all amputees, including children. “Our work now encompasses

a diversity of issues, from financial assistance for artificial limbs, to providing a voice for amputees’ rights, to spreading our PLAYSAFE message to children and much more. As we move into our second century, just as The War Amps has fought the battle for veterans since 1918, we still have a modern-day battle to fight to ensure that the needs of all amputees are met,” said Brian Forbes, chair of the executive committee of The War Amps. The envelope reflects The War Amps long history and innovative programs through photos and text. “The War Amps is an important part of Canada and has made a tremendous impact on the lives of amputees in this country. We are delighted to issue a commem-

orative envelope that celebrates its rich history and the vital work it does,” stated Jim Phillips, director of stamp services with Canada Post. The War Amps work for Canada’s amputees over the past 100 years would not have been possible without the public, said Forbes. “The War Amps receives no government grants and our programs are possible through donations to the Key Tag and Address Label Service. Thanks to the continued support of Canadians, our commitment remains to improve the lives of amputees long into the future.” Envelopes can be purchased by visiting Canada Post’s website at canadapost.ca/shop. Submitted by The War Amps

Caring for your houseplants the topic at Feb. 20 Smiths Falls Hort. Society session BY CHARLES MCLENAGHAN

The next meeting of the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society is at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. This month there is no fee for nonmembers, the doors are open to everyone at no charge. Please use this as an opportunity to discover what the society is all about, meet others interested in gardening and how everyone is learning about gardening together. It’s still cold outside, but we can still enjoy our houseplants. This month we welcome Jamie Roy, owner of Acanthus Floral and Botanical of Almonte. Jamie has been gardening from an early age and developed his expertise at both Rideau Hall and Tivoli Florists in Ottawa for a number of years before opening his own shop. He will teach us all we need to know about houseplants, growing, propagating and pruning. This is an excellent opportunity to brush up on caring for your houseplants. Although we consider all of our guest speakers special, we want to remind you that we have obtained a very special guest speaker for our March 20 meeting. We have Michael Runtz, a renowned professor of natural science at Carleton University coming to speak on dragonflies and damsels. Michael has spent his lifetime as a naturalist, photographer, author and teacher. His presentations are always enjoyable and rewarding.

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to the new, in 2017, Quinte Botanical Gardens in the Trenton area and a car pool trip to 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Tours. Please give this some thought and feel free to make suggestions on other possibilities. These trips are always enjoyable and always at very low cost. We are planning some workshops for anyone interested in learning the basics in flower design to prepare them for creating designs in the design categories of various flower shows. This will be brought to your attention at the meeting. If anyone has suggestions, ideas or gardening tips to share please submit these to the website listed below. This website is linked to the Ontario Horticultural Association, which is the governing body of all registered horticultural societies in Ontario. There is also a link to District 2, the district that Smiths Falls Horticultural Society is assigned to. You can search for information on all of the districts and societies. There is a wealth of information contained on these sites for those interested in gardening. Please contact our president Debra at 613-283-0056 for any information you require about your own local horticultural society. Our website is: http://www. gardenontario.org/site.php/ smithsfalls.

For this evening, there is a $5 fee for all nonmembers of the horticultural society. The good news is that you can become a member if you wish at a cost of $10 which includes admission to this presentation as well as all of the benefits of your own local horticultural society membership for all of 2018. This month the photo contest is “spruce trees, ice and snow.” In March the theme is “melting snow.” You are reminded that your photo must contain horticultural material. Please submit your photo for everyone to view and vote on. Once again this year we are going to feature the winning photos on a 2019 calendar. We will have the 2018 calendars featuring the winning photos from last year available at the meeting. The cost is $10 so visit George at the opportunity table to obtain your calendar. We also have T-shirts with the SFHS emblem and the guidebook, Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design, available to purchase. This booklet is invaluable for those wishing to compete in flowers shows. We will be taking a survey regarding trips that members would be interested in this year. Charles McLenaghan is meFor consideration would be a bus trip to Spindle Tree Gar- dia director with the Smiths dens near Tamworth, a bus trip Falls Horticultural Society

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The War Amps unveiled a Canada Post commemorative envelope on Feb. 8, officially launching its 100th anniversary year. Above, from left: Second World War amputee veteran Charles Jefferson and members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, Olivia Miller of Merrickville, and Nepean’s Dante Fotia, helped unveil the envelope.

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Go under the sea with Mississippi Mudds youth production The Little Mermaid The Mississippi Mudds youth theatre The Little Mermaid is swimming tale about a mermaid named Ariel who show from the audience and give us formances. group is preparing for a show that’s sure into Carleton Place at the end of Feb- wishes nothing more than to be a hu- some guidance, but she passed before This entire production is run by volto flip your fins. ruary and it is going to be great. It’s a man and live a life on land. She always the production. She was an inspiration unteers. All of the costume crew, makeswims to the surface to view the life of to all of the Mudds members and was up team, set builders, producers and the humans. loved by many. She had been involved the directors give their time to help the On one of her visits, she encounters with the Mudds for seven years and had show come together. The set, costumes a ship with Prince Eric and his crew. been directing for four years. She was and makeup are full of hard work and Ariel immediately falls in love with a very kind, caring and creative person colour to make the sea come to life. the prince. Desperate to meet her new and certainly will be remembered for- Plan to come and see this production love, she seeks help from Ursula, the sea ever. of The Little Mermaid; you will be transported to a world full of music and witch. Ursula can provide a spell that As rehearsals continue and the presPerth’s Studio Theatre is proving ing mistaken for a dangerous beast once again that you don’t need to and torn from his home, he rallies a will turn Ariel into a human for three sure builds, things are starting to come imagination. So, if you’re ready to dive into a sea together. With dances to be learned journey to Ottawa to see Hollywood’s misfit team of friends for the ultim- days but there is a steep price to pay. The Little Mermaid has a cast of 37 and songs to be sung, everyone is re- of wonder, swim on down to the Carlatest and greatest. ate adventure to return to his family. Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the the- Based on the classic children’s book, kids from ages eight to 18 and a very ally pumped to bring this musical to the leton Place Town Hall and visit part of our world! We are performing Feb. 23, atre presents the critically acclaimed Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a talented makeup and costume crew. The stage. March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24, co-directors, Molly Cooney and Karen Kaleigh Irvin is a very talented young Three Billboards Outside Ebb- bull by its cover! It’s Oscar nomining, Missouri starring Frances ated for Best Animated Feature, and Lapointe, are fantastic directors and are lady in the show and is excited to play 25, March 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday McDormand.  Oscar nominated for stars the voices of John Cena and determined to make this an amazing Ariel in this production. show. “What I like about Ariel is that she is performances and $5 for the Thursday Best Picture, Best Actor and two Kate McKinnon. This show was proposed in May of adventurous,” she said. “She is willing performance. Best Supporting Actors, this black Remember, movies at the Studio Tickets can be purchased at the Carcomedy crime film follows a mother Theatre are shown on a large nine-by- 2017 by Kate Cooney, mother of Mol- to break the rules and can set her mind leton Place & District Chamber of Comly, as this was Kate’s favourite Disney to something and follow through with who, when the police in her town 16-foot screen using a sophisticated merce (170 Bridge St.) during business fail to find a suspect in her daugh- new projection system. You’ll enjoy movie. She had planned to serve as di- that idea.” I’m sure that all of these kids have a hours or by phone at 613-257-1976. ter’s murder, rents three billboards to amazing sound, comfy seats, and of rector but after she proposed this show, Submitted by Olivia Scott, Miscall public attention to the unsolved course available popcorn and snacks. she was diagnosed with cancer. We piece of Ariel in them and will use that sissippi Mudds youth theatre hoped she would be able to watch the adventurous spirit and energy in all percrime. The local police force falls into Tickets (at the door only) are just $10 disarray and a fired police officer at- for adults and $8 for kids under 12. tempts to solve the case. Watch for Murder on the Orient VILLAGE OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD Three Billboards Outside  Ebb- Express, starring Kenneth Branagh ing, Missouri also stars Woody Har- and Johnny Depp,  coming Friday, NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF APPLCATION relson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes March 16 at 7:30 p.m., and a speand Peter Dinklage. Mature themes: cial  children’s feature on Saturday, FOR MINOR VARIANCE Planning Act c. P13, RSO 1990, As Amended, Sec.45. (File No. A-1-18) Not suitable for children. March 17, title  to be announced. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford Committee of Adjustment has received an application for Next, on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 Visit studiotheatreperth.com for Minor Variance. p.m., it’s Ferdinand, a love-a-bull updates. family comedy  from the creators FROM; Caedi Zaine Submitted by Paul Joyce for the of Ice Age and Rio. Ferdinand is a LOCATION; 208 Wellington Street East giant bull with a big heart. After be- Studio Theatre

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TAKE NOTICE that the application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment, On; Friday March 2nd, 2018 At; 6:00pm in the Village Council Chambers, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON PUBLIC HEARING; You are entitled to attend this Public Hearing in person to express your opinions or you may be represented by counsel or you may submit written comments on the application. Written comments shall be submitted to; Randy Wilkinson Secretary, Committee of Adjustment P.O. Box 340, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 Email; cbo@merrickville-wolford.ca

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FAILURE TO ATTEND If you do not attend at the hearing, the hearing may proceed in your absence and except as provided for in the Planning Act, no further notices shall be given. If a person or public body that files an appeal of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed Minor Variance does not make submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Committee of Adjustment before the proposed variance is adopted then the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the application may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk, 317 Brock Street West, Merrickville ON during regular business hours. NOTICE OF DECISION of the Committee of Adjustment will be sent to the applicant and to each person who appeared in person or by counsel and who has filed with the Clerk a written request for notice of decision. Dated February 14th, 2018. Randy Wilkinson, Secretary to Committee of Adjustment

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A lifetime of love and happiness for the Lalondes’ Wilson and Erin Lalonde were married on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Almonte, Ontario. Fr. Lindsay Harrison was the celebrant. The reception was held at the Almonte Civitan Hall with lots of great food, dancing, and fun with all the family and friends that were able to attend. Erin Sarah Deanna is the daughter of Clare and Sally Humphrey of Clayton, Ontario. Wilson Maurice is the son of James and Margaret Lalonde of Almonte, Ontario.  Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of love and happiness! Erin Humphrey and Wilson Lalonde

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Christopher Brent Young and Stacy Lynn Thomas Christopher Brent Young and Stacy Lynn Thomas were united in marriage on July 28, 2017. Christopher is the son of Weldon and Helen Young and Stacy is the daughter of Bonnie Thomas (and the late Stan Thomas). Their marriage took place in Santa Barbara, California on beautiful Butterfly Beach. They plan a honeymoon in the Grand Bahamas. We wish them joy and happiness! Congratulations from

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A Perfect Wedding Jamie Sweet & Jessica Cole (Huneault)

Hall. Guests enjoyed a catered meal including a BBQ Pig and chicken roast by Charmin, her son Isaac and staff of Charmin’s Wholesome Foods catering along with desserts and treats by the Twisted Baker and wedding cake made by the bride’s sister and Matron of Honour, Shannon Wheeler. Pat Vachon Photography provided hours of entertainment for guests in their photo booth along with music and master of ceremonies, DJ Martini-Murray Marven, the couple danced their first song to “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding and completed the evening with the traditional bouquet and garter toss. The newly married couple spent the following week in Mt. Tremblant.

Married September 30th,2017 Photography By: Pat Vachon - Pat Vachon Photography, Peterborough Ontario

fter a four month engagement Jamie Sweet and Jessica Cole (Huneault) were married outside on the beach at 2:30pm on Saturday, September 30th at Pigeon Lake Campers Resort, Buckhorn Ontario. Jessica is the daughter of Laurie and Glenn Hall (Smiths Falls) and John and Liz Cole (Perth). Jamie is the son of Nancy and Brett Daniels (Fenelon Falls). Their wedding party consisted of family and close friends: The Matron of Honour, Shannon Wheeler, Maid of Honour, Katie Hall, Bridesmaids, Lindsay Hustins, Pam Pilon, Beth Wheeler and Hannah Wheeler. FlowerGirls, Sadie Huneault and Emma Wheeler, Ring Bearer, Cameron Cole. Best Man, Chris Cole, Groomsmen, Mark Wheeler, Mitchell Daniels, Scott Cole, Riley Huneault, Tristan Sweet and Lucas Wheeler. Jessica and Jamie exchanged rings surrounded by family and friends who attended from California, Tennessee, Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Perth, Kingston and the Toronto area. All of their guests stayed on site at the resort, most spending the entire weekend with the couple at the location. The ceremony, officiated by Pastor Emily Arbo of the Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church started with the bridal party entrance followed by the bride, Jessica walking down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by the Piano Guys while accompanied by her fathers, it also included a poem reading by Shannon Wheeler titled, “These Hands.” Jamie and Jessica along with their children Riley, Tristan

and Sadie performed a special sand ceremony uniting their family as one. Following the ceremony the bridal party accompanied the newly married couple for pictures at several local sites to Buckhorn, Ontario. Photographer, Pat Vachon Photography did an amazing job capturing the day perfectly- pictures were taken at the Adam and Eve Rocks in Buckhorn, Ont - Local folklore has it that if a young couple makes its way down Adam and Eve Road

and locates the two large glacial rocks on the north side, holds hands and touch one of the rocks, their lives will be blessed. Other locations the couple chose for photographs include Sandy Point Estate - a one-of-a-kind, historicallysignificant, turn-of-the-century mansion and the many out building associated with the property. The reception followed, located on the same site where the ceremony took place in the Pigeon Lake Campers Resort Recreation

Jamie and Jessica would like to personally thank each and every one who attended their wedding and contributed by celebrating with them - everyone had to travel and it meant a lot to them to have their closest family and friends witness their vows. They would also like to thank Rae Einarsson for the amazing dress - it could not have been more perfect, Pat Vachon Photography (Peterborough), Charmin’s Wholesome Foods Catering (Lindsay) for the amazing meal, Twisted Baker (Ennismore) for the desserts and Shannon Wheeler for the wedding cake, Beth Wheeler for doing the hair for the bride and bridal party and Adeline Day for makeup, Murray Marven for providing the music and entertainment, Jo Carroll-Jones of Two Crazy Ladies (Smiths Falls) for working her magic on short notice with dress and suit alterations, Tracey Brown at Sobey’s (Peterborough) for the amazing job on the flowers, Pastor Emily Arbo for creating the perfect ceremony, Sherry Bowers for the constant assistance with helping with our decor vision for the wedding -it was perfect.. Thank you to everyone who assisted in helping with setting up and taking down the decorations for the ceremony and the reception. Sara Foley from “Howling Designs” (Smiths Falls), Bud Hammond with Rustic Wedding Decor (Lindsay) and Jack in the Box Party Rentals. Pigeon Lake Campers Resort, staff and members for going above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect and to accommodate our guests and assisting with all of our requests. Last and not least Jamie and Jessica would like to thank their parents, immediate family and their bridal party for being there for them since the day they got engaged and all of their hard work the day of the wedding - we could not have done it without each and every one of you - you truly made our day stress free by going behind the scenes and taking care of everything so we did not have to. They will be forever grateful to everyone who made their fairy tale wedding a reality.

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BUCHANAN – SIMMONDS

Dean and Patty Buchanan are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Breanne Buchanan to David Simmonds, son of Doug Simmonds (Maritsa) and Janet Kerr following a romantic proposal at Balloch Castle in Loch Lomand, Scotland near the ancestral Buchanan homeland. Wedding to take place August 18th, 2018

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BEDFORD – ZIEMAN Mike and Cathy Bedford along with Alex Wilson (Anne Marie) and the late Gail Wilson are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Angela Michel Bedford and James Eric Levi Zieman. Wedding to take place in Perth September 2018.

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BAK – BLAIR Glenda & Earl Bak together with Kelly & David Blair are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Allison Gail to Brook David John. The wedding is set to take place on June 23, 2018 in Smiths Falls. We are so excited to see what the next chapter holds for this beautiful couple!

GIBBS – MCINTOSH

BARRETTE – KIRKWOOD

The families of Courtney Gibbs and Daniel McIntosh are very excited to announce their engagement. We wish them much love and happiness as they start this new chapter in their lives together. Wedding will take place in 2019.

Lesley Bolton from Kemptville, Luc Barrette from Oxford Mills and Lynn & Todd Kirkwood from Winchester Springs are very proud to announce the engagement of their children, Makayla Barrette and Mitchell Kirkwood. The couple are planning a wedding on July 7, 2018 in Winchester Springs.

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Forthcoming Marriage of Holly and Ryan

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Holly Sullivan and Ryan Kinch. We are very excited to announce the forthcoming marriage of Holly Sullivan and Ryan Kinch. The wedding will take place on June 1st, 2018 at Stonefields Heritage Farm in Carleton Place, ON. With Love and Congratulations from your Families!

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Love was in the air for MacKinnonBurns at beautiful Stewart Park in Perth Jessie MacKinnon and Matt Burns were married September 23, 2017 at the beautiful Stewart Park in Perth. Dinner and reception followed at Codes Mill.  It was a perfect day!  Thank you to all who attended and had their part in making this such a memorable day for them.    Congratulations and all our love. Mike and Diane, Maryanne and John and families!

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You will not believe how lovely and spacious this three plus bedroom home is! Many updates completed in the past few years. New covered side door access into gorgeous 19’ x 19’ living room with sparkling cherry hardwood floors and gas stove. Ash cabinets, centre island with gas cooktop & breakfast bar, ceramic tile flooring, new dishwasher & wall oven in kitchen. Keyhole archway to bright dining rm w/hardwood fls. Main floor laundry & 2 pc. powder rm. Upper level has a lovely 19’ x 19’ master bedroom with two closets & 3 piece ensuite, totally renovated main bathrm has soaker tub plus two other bedrooms, den & great storage. Double detached 18’ x 32’ garage and double wide paved driveway. Steel roof, all thermopane windows, custom blinds, most light fixtures replaced, natural gas dryer, partly fenced backyard, WTC fibre optic high speed, gas furnace & hot water. Move in ready! Taxes $2721. MLS# 1088910 Hostess: Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS! 4 ACRES IN PERTH! Development potential for this gorgeous, nicely treed 4 acre lot right in the town of Perth. Lots of history here – The Nevis Estate was built in 1840’s and in its more recent history a parcel was severed from the original package to develop the prestigious Perkins Subdivision adjacent to the estate. The existing buildings could potentially be incorporated into a new subdivision – over 6000 square feet in the main house, new steel roof, many new ceilings and mouldings, newer furnaces, etc., plus carriage house. Check out the listing on www.realtor.ca MLS# 1075785 and view the drone video of the property, photos, virtual tour, and floor plan.

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How funny is Full Circle Theatre’s panto Can Be Murder? BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, has been touting their new backstage murder-mystery farce, Panto Can Be Murder, as the funniest show of the winter, but how funny can it be? Well, last December, their Cinderella, was greeted with comments like “I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in my life” and “That was ‘way, ‘WAY too much fun. I think I hurt myself ” and “It felt wonderful to laugh like that!” Why is that relevant? Because every word and every action and every laugh of Cinderella is onstage again for Panto Can Be Murder -- along with a whole new play!  So, it’s at least as funny as Cinderella, with a pile of new laughs on top. For Panto Can Be Murder, BarnDoor Productions turns the stage around and lets the audience in on what was happening backstage during last December’s children’s play, and what was happening was definitely not child’s play.  There’s been a murder backstage and the perpetrator has to be one of the lovable characters from Cinderella.  Can Detective Inspector Tuff solve the mystery? Can W.P.C. Duff find her notepad? And, who’s going to fill the gap left by the death of one of the most important characters in the fairy-tale? Panto Can Be Murder is a fast, fun, laugh-

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of Cinderella (“Without hesitation, that was the best panto I’ve ever seen.”), to next April’s The Taming, a satirical, political, feminist, anarchist, leftist, rightist comedy, what you’ll see on the Full Circle Theatre stage this season, you won’t see anywhere else, anytime soon. And, the summer lineup is just as exciting. The Taming, Lauren Gunderson’s brilliant three-woman comedy, will audition on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Full Circle Theatre. All are welcome to drop in, have some fun and maybe join in a unique production. In the meantime, it’s panto and fun and big laughs beginning this week at Full Circle Theatre. Join the crowd and have a great time, but, when they shout “He’s behind you!”, you’d better beware!  After all, panto can be murder. Panto Can Be Murder runs Feb. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St., near Last Duel Park. Tickets are just $20 reserved; $22 at the door; students $10. No need for credit cards; cash at the performance is requested. Just call 613-267-1884 to reserve or visit www.barndoorproductions. ca for all the information on productions, tickets and auditions at Full Circle Theatre.

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The one that got away? Alcatraz escapees might have made it after all

On a recent Saturday I turned to the travel section of our daily newspaper and discovered an interesting feature related to Alcatraz Island. That’s the same California island that houses the former military outpost turned maximum security prison. The article was not about infamous Alcatraz, the penitentiary. Rather it focused on the beautiful gardens which are once again blooming on the rocky outcrop in San Francisco Bay. In the 1860s a military installation was established on the island. Late in the 19th Century soil was transported to the rocky citadel from nearby Angel Island. That allowed the families of soldiers stationed there to landscape ‘The Rock’ as it is nicknamed and establish flower gardens. In 1933, when the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons assumed control of Alcatraz and its structures were transformed into a prison, large areas of the 8.9 hectare (22 acre) island were beautifully landscaped. Flowers sprouted everywhere on the leeward (out of the wind) side of the island. In August 1934 Alcatraz became a federal penitentiary. The main structure, which could house 312 convicts, was built between 1910-1912 and had previously served as a United States Army prison. The newspaper story explains that prisoners and families of prison staff, including the wife of at least one warden, continued to maintain the islands extensive gardens. I enjoyed the article. How-

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ever, just over a week earlier I read a far more intriguing story about Alcatraz. As anyone familiar with the island prison knows Alcatraz, located in the expansive bay 1.25 miles (2.1 kilometres) from San Francisco, was thought to be “escape proof.” Treacherous tides from the Pacific Ocean and icy currents make it extremely dangerous, especially for any prisoners foolhardy enough to try and paddle across the imposing waterway. As a result “no one ever escaped from Alcatraz!” Well, I’m repeating the official federal penitentiary service position. Records show that during its 29 years of operation 36 prisoners were involved in 14 recorded escape attempts (two men tried twice). Of that number 23 men were caught in the act, six were shot and killed by guards, two drowned and five are listed as “missing and presumed drowned.” It is the latter claim that remains in dispute, especially in light of a recent letter received by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Among the famous prisoners detained on Alcatraz Island were mobster Al Capone and convicted killer Robert Stroud, who became known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz”

along with Montreal-born Alvin “Creepy” Karpis who served more time than any other inmate at Alcatraz. Famous breakout That dubious trio were not among those who attempted to escape from the isolated prison. The most famous breakout – officially it’s archived as “an unsuccessful escape attempt” – occurred on June 11, 1962. Bank robber Frank Morris, who reportedly tested in the top two percent of the general population in terms of intelligence, teamed with brothers Clarence and John Anglin to stage one of the most intricate prison escapes ever attempted. They spent months cutting holes in the back walls of their cells which they used to gain access to an unguarded utility corridor. Before fleeing they placed papier-mâché dummy heads, made using hair stolen from the prison barber shop, in their beds. The men climbed to the cellblock roof, shinnied down pipes and managed to scale the fence, all while carrying a rubber raft and life preservers made using 50 stolen raincoats. There’s no question they made it into the bay! Pieces of the raincoat raft and some plywood paddles were found on Angel Island. Officially the trio are listed as “missing and presumed drowned.” But because their bodies were never found theories about a successful getaway have made the rounds ever since. The escape was immortalized in the 1979 movie ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ which starred Clint Eastwood

as the crafty Morris. The film, one of my all-time favourites, implies the escape was a success! In addition researchers have concluded the men had a real chance of survival, depending on the exact time they attempted to outfox the strong currents in the bay. Recently a copy of a letter, first sent to San Francisco Police in 2013 and then handed to the FBI, was given to a San Francisco TV station. The letter writer claims to be John Anglin. He says he has lived undetected since the 1962 escape. The letter says Clarence Anglin died in 2011 and Morris three years earlier. The writer states, “I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes, we all made it that night but barely. “If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke.” The letter was taken seriously the newspaper story says. The U.S. Marshals, the only agency still investigating the case, said the FBI examined it for fingerprints and DNA but results were inconclusive. Nephews of the Anglin’s have long maintained the three men survived, fleeing to South America. They say their uncles remained in contact over the years. They have slammed the FBI for keeping the letter secret for so long, possibly jeopardizing their uncle’s health. The investigation remains

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year after the famous escape. The abandoned prison and now revived flower gardens (the flowers were re-established in 2003 by volunteer botanists and staff from the National Park Service which now manages the island) can be toured year-round following a ferry ride from Pier 33 in San Francisco. My wife and I intend to do just that sometime soon!

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Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Submissions are not guaranteed. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 12:00 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, Metroland Media, Attn: Regional Roundup, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: cheryl.code@metroland.com. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number. Carleton Place & District Civitan Club Weekly BINGO every Tuesday. Upstairs at Arena. Bingo starts 7pm sharp. Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society Fundraising Dinner, “The Grandest Hotel”, February 22, 6 pm at the Grand Hotel, tickets at museum or www.cpbheritagemuseum.com 613253-7013 Community Home Support- Footcare Clinics on Tues & Thurs. For Appt. 613-253-0733. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday February 12, 26. 9:30-11:30am, Carambeck Community Centre. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9:30-11:30am, CP Arena. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9:30-11:30am, Carambeck Community Centre. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9:30-11:30 am, CP Arena. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON parenting workshop “Gym Jam”. Thursday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Carambeck Community Centre. Call 613-283-0095 to register Euchre, every Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. Free Community Supper, 5:30 p.m. February 26, Carleton Place Seventh-day Adventist Church (117 Victoria). Info: Barbara 613-8980215 French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:00 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Need to lose some weight, come and join us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group. Monday evenings 5:30-7pm, Legion, 177 George St., Info: Leanne 613-253-2013. Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario support group meets monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 130 Landsdowne Ave 6:30-8:30 pm. Drop in. All are welcome Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mississippi Mills meet every Monday evening at 6:15 at Thirsty Moose, Mill St. (Carleton Place). Info: Louise 613-253-2602. Town Singers Community Choir, spring session starts Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. NEW LOCATION: St. James Anglican Church Hall, Edmund Street. Info: 613-253-4932.

Aerobic Classes, Every Monday in the Old Town Hall 2 pm. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Almonte and District Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Monday, February 26, 7:30 pm. Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, Paul Pietsch, Master Gardener, information Carol Alexander, 256-1071 Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infant’s 0-12months, Monday, February 12, 26. 2-3pm, Almonte Public Library. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre Intergenerational playgroup, Monday, February 18. 9:30am - 11am. Orchardview by The Mississippi, 219 Paterson St. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9 am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday, February 12, 26. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-283-0095 Euchre- 4 hand, Feb 15 & Mar 1, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Mickey 613-256-3281 Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, 10:30-noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 barbaracarroll@rogers.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, Feb. 22, Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Free transportation provided. Entertainment by Tony Davy. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music & Memories Lunch Program, Tuesday, Feb. 20, free transportation. Entertainment: “George Chenier”. Contact Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296 for program information. Mills’ Home Support, Supper Social, Almonte Legion, Feb. 27, 6pm. Entertainment Johnny Spinks. Transportation provided. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care KEMPTVILLE Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment. Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1:30-3 p.m. Mill’s Home Support, Almonte. Buffet & Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd Slots, Feb. 26, enjoy a great buffet supper and try #43. your luck at the slots. Please call Home Support Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1:30-3 p.m. to reserve your seat, 613-256-4700. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd #43. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 6:45-8:30 a.m. Alumni Hall, Kemptville College Alzheimer Society Education Series, Car- (613)863-4853. leton Place Terrace, 6 Arthur St., starting Feb. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd 6, 1:30 p.m. To register, contact: Robin Hull, Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Ser1-866-576-8556 or rhull@alzllg.ca vices, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. A.N.A.F. 315 Town Line Rd. Scallop pota- Learn communication/leadership skills. toes, ham, dessert. Feb 16, 5-7pm, open to everyKemptville Horticultural Society, Feb one. Come out and enjoy good music. meeting, Wed. Feb. 21 @7:30pm Kemptville Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Pentecostal Church - 1964 County Rd #43, After 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- Guest speaker: Tom Bryant from Floral Design 28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Landscaping. Topic: Softscaping Your Garden.

“Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. PAKENHAM 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. Snowmobile and Car Rally Feb 18, KempBeat the Freeze, Feb. 16 Kitchen Party, St. tville Klubhouse 1505 O’Neill Road Oxford Andrews United Church, Pakenham. 6pm, Ham Mills. Breakfast 8-10am, rally 10am-5:00pm, & Bean Dinner followed by a light hearted eveRoast beef Supper. Info 613-258-3648 ning of music and variety. Tickets: Shirleen 613623-6679 or Marilyn 613-256-3130 Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on LANARK wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647. Crafts & Chat - Valentine Pot Luck Seniors Speakers Series, Pakenham Branch Thursday Feb. 15 at the Lanark Learning Cen- Meeting Room, Mississippi Mills Public Library, tre, 67 George Street, Lanark. Join us wearing Thursday Feb 15, 11am. Advanced Care Planred and bring along your favourite dish. Please ning. Speaker: Jane Henderson, Hub Hospice. call to reserve a spot 613-259-2207 613-624-5306 paklib@lanarkcounty.ca EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9:3011:30am, Maple Grove School. For informaPERTH tion call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9:30Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 11:30 am, Maple Grove School. For informa- 0 - 12 months, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. tion call 613-283-0095 1-2pm, Taycare Senior Centre. For information Euchre, every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Legion call 613-283-0095 Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets Friendly Bridge-North Lanark CHC; Fri- 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, Perth Civitan Club. For days 1:00pm. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Fun and Fitness-St. Andrew’s United Bridge, Social- McMartin House, 125 Gore Church Hall; Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St., East, every Friday 12:30. 613-267-3952. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 Community Home Support Day Hospice Lanark Community Dinner, Monday Feb- runs every Thursday 10-3pm, The group is for ruary 19, 4-6pm Lanark Civitan, 2144 Pine people with life-limiting illness. Pre-register Grove Road. Please bring your own knife, fork, 613-267-6400. spoon, plate, bowl & mug. Community Home Support Lanark CounLanark Legion BR. 395 Music Jamboree/ ty Bereavement Support Group meets the 2nd Birthday, 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:30pm. Tuesday of each month 1-3pm at 40 Sunset Musicians and public welcome. Blvd, Info: 613-267-6400. Lenten Bible Study with Rev. Jonathan EarlyON Child & Family Centre IntergenAsk with starting Monday, February 19 for erational playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 22. five weeks at the Lanark Learning Centre, 67 10-11am, Carolina Retirement Suites, 12 Alma George Street. 1:30pm. Everyone welcome. St. Nordic Poling Group-North Lanark CHC; EarlyON Child & Family Centre playThursdays 9:00 am. Info.: Pam 613-259- group, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 10am 2182x2306 - noon, Perth Library. For information call 613Walking Group-North Lanark CHC; Tues- 283-0095 days 9:00 am. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playWriting Group at the Lanark Learning group, Monday February 12, 26. 9:30 - noon, Centre, Tuesday, February 20 at 1:30pm. Come Taycare Senior Centre. For information call and be inspired. Bring a story to share or just 613-283-0095 listen to other writers. Everyone welcome. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playYard Sale of the Season, St. Andrew’s group, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9:30 United Church, 115 Clarence Street, Lanark noon, Taycare Senior Centre. For information February 24th, 10 am. Large and varied selec- call 613-283-0095 tion of goods to choose from plus a bake table Evensong, Sunday Feb 18, 4pm, guest orwith tasty treats. Lunch: soup, sandwich and ganist: Dr. Deirdre Piper. St. James the Apostle cake and choice of beverage. Info: Marj 613- Anglican Church. 12 Harvey St, 613-267-1163 259-3078. stjamesperth.ca Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic at the Factory entrance A in Perth. Takes place the 3rd Wed. of the month. 11 - 2 pm. Call 613-267MERRICKVILLE 7000 Perth & District Historical Society MeetLegion Dinner & Dance, Feb. 16, Chick- ing. Ron Shaw, local historian and author, presen Kiev on a bed of rice, baked potatoes, veg- ents the little-know story of the Black families gies, selection of “Valentines” desserts. Music in recognition of Black History Month in Canby Doug & Pam, 7-11 p.m. ada, 7:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 BeckLegion Dinner & Dance, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. with St., info: 613-264-0094 www.perthhs.org ) Roast beef dinner, mashed potatoes, mixed Perth Stamp Club Meeting at 7:30 pm., veggies, desserts. Music by “Good n’ Country, Wednesday, Feb 14, McMartin House, 125 7-11 p.m. Gore E. 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RTA Central Club, Sat. Feb 24, Snowshoe/ hike. Level 2, 6 km. Moderate pace. Enjoy Mill Pond Conservation Area. Depart Conlon Farm, Perth at 9:30 a.m. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-326-1438 Seniors Shopping Bus Trip, 3rd Tues of the month. Space limited. Call 613-267-7000 to reserve your seat. The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., Feb 15, 7-9pm, Perth Family Health Centre, 22 Lewis St. 613-812-4474. TOPS meetings every Tuesday 5 to 6 p.m. at Perth Community Care Centre on Sunset Blvd. Lose weight sensibly with group support. Further info call 613-264-2827 or 613-267-4508.

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Happy 10TH ANNIVERSARY Feb. 16, 2008 Dennis and Allison Staples Love Colton, Clark, Cain, Charlie Family and friends

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The family of the late Marion Craig wish to express sincere thanks to family, friends and neighbours especially Aunt Eva & Aunt Bonnie for their support, donations, cards and food. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Smiths Falls Hospital who gave such good care to Mom. Special thanks to CCAC, the Smiles program and the girls from Bayshore who gave such good care to Mom while she was at home. To all staff and residents of Hilltop Manor who were so kind and gave excellent care to her during her stay there. Thank you to Reverend Catherine Ascah for her touching service. To cousins Cindy, Sue and Karen for their readings. We would like to thank the ladies at the legion for the luncheon. A special thanks to Dr. Siyah for his phone call and support, it meant so much. Finally we would like to thank Lannin Funeral Home (Alex, Dave, Ryan, Cathy) for helping us through this very difficult time. Brenda, Butch and Megan Dignard and extended family

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CARD OF THANKS How do I thank thee, let me count the ways. Thank you to my wonderful family, children, grandkids and great grandkids for helping to keep Ron at home as he wanted to be. The nursing staff of St. Elizabeth Palliative Care, namely Sarah, Amanda, Cassandra, Dan, these band of angels were just as free with their consoling hugs for us and the comforting care for Ron. To alleviate his suffering during the last days, always on call, night and day no matter how late. How lucky we are to have such a team. My brother Brian and wife Marilyn Kealey who provided us with delicious food as only Marilyn can make. Thank God for them. My granddaughter Chelsea Laforce Syme who remained beside Ron holding his hand and helping to deal with his pain. The wonderful poem she wrote “The Greatest Man I Ever Knew”. It helped to soothe my aching heart. To Dr. Janice Gray who took the time out of her very busy days to visit our home and give advice - “God Bless Her”. To the moving ceremony by the Almonte Canadian Legion, Br. 240. We were so proud of Ron having served his country for 30 years in the Canadian army. For the careful attention to detail in the flag draped coffin and the ceremony which added so much. Thank you Reg. The wonderful eulogy by Rev. Heather Kinkaid who so described Ron’s life and love’s so correctly. The beautiful flowers, even from the U.S. and Nova Scotia and the many donations to our favorite charities were much appreciated. My wish for all to share the same love that Ron and I had for 64 years. In sickness and in health till death us do part. Noreen Syme and family

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DeSALVO James “Jim” Henry Suddenly on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Bonnie (nee Monds). Cherished Son of Jessie and the late Henry DeSalvo. Loving father of Christine Nicholas, Lorrie DeSalvo (Bob), Jamie DeSalvo (Joy), Becky De Salvo (Mike). Dear Grandfather of Kendra, Brandon, Shaina, Gabe and Wren. Dear brother of Diane (Ray Scisson), Helena DeSalvo, David DeSalvo (Lynn), Joyce McGibbon, Grant DeSalvo (Cheryl) and Kathy Potvin. Predeceased by his brothers Stan and Chris DeSalvo. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:00am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Suddenly at the Smiths Falls District Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in her 81st year. Beloved and devoted partner of Don Page. Loving mother of Kerri Purcell (Chuck Topping), Shannon Purcell (Barb), and Jacqui (Randy Stanzel). cherished grandmother of Corrie Paul (Lance), Matthew Purcell, Derek Purcell, Danielle (Jonathan Maxfield), Cole Hogan, Cameron Stanzel, Ian Purcell, Nicholas Purcell and Connor Stanzel. Great-grandmother of Isaac, Taylor, Anthony, Ellie and Avery. Honorary mother of Eleanor Cassell. Dear sister of the late Fred Stoddard, Clifford Stoddard (Cheryl), Sandy (the late Al Nugent) and Jim Stoddard (Jane). Treasured friend of Brian and Joanne Page. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. As per Jean’s wishes cremation has taken place. Family and close friends were invited to attend a gathering of remembrance for Jean at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 95 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 2:00pm 4:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County, the Canadian Cancer Society, or any charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.

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JOYCE, Georgina ‘Jo’ (née Hammond)

Georgina passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29 at Lanark Lodge in Perth Ontario in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband, the Rev. H.D. Joyce. Dearly loved mother of four sons: Peter (the late Elizabeth; Sandie), the late David (Kacey), Michael (Catherine), and Paul (Isabel). Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Jaynes), Philip, Anthony, Anna (Moldinado), Ben, Matthew, Gillian, Bonnie, and Thomas. Proud great-grandmother of sixteen. Jo was born on December 1, 1917 on a ranch in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and never lost the spirit of her prairie roots: patient and steadfast, quietly hardworking, unfailingly sweet and kind, and a friend to all. Many thanks to the staff at Lanark Lodge who cared for her with such devotion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Private celebration of life to be held in the spring.

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Jeffrey “Thomas” Barr left us unexpectedly and way too soon February 5th 2018 at the age of 27. He was born on August 15th 1990 in Kingston Ontario, weighing 2 lbs 15 oz. with curly, red hair. He is the son of Cynthia, (McRae) and Jeffrey Barr (predeceased). Big brother to Jordan and Grandson to Ree (Marie) McRae and (predeceased by) Poppa, Alex McRae and Grandma Evalena Barr. He will be lovingly remembered by his large, extended family, Best friends Jake and Ashley Thompson and his friend and roommate Casey McGinnis. Tommy attended S. F. D. C. I. and St. Lawrence College, Kingston Ontario. He had been an Air Cadet with 585 Rideau Squadron. Tommy was living in Ottawa and worked at The Farm Boy warehouse and enjoying the life the city could offer. Tommy was many things to many people. He was a son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend and so much more. Tommy was loving, caring, funny and hardworking. He could be stubborn at times but would do anything for you and lived life to the fullest. He had a unique sense of style, loved his music, comics and standup comedy. Anyone lucky enough to have been part of Tommy’s life knows how deeply he will be missed and never forgotten. The moments and memories shared during his time here will hold a special place in our hearts living forever in the stories we share. Tom lived by Joe Rogan inspirations “Create The Life You Want To Live.” Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Tommy’s life will take place in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m, with a reception to follow in the Blair & Son Reception Centre. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Smiths Falls Cadets.

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John Francis (“Gripper”) Smith, died peacefully in Perth Ontario on February 10, 2018 at the age of 89 years. John was an extraordinary man, highly intelligent, energetic, principled, and devoted to his family, as they were to him. He was a great athlete and loved sports of all kinds. John was born in Jamaica and spent a very happy early childhood there. He went to boarding school in England at the tender age of seven, as was the custom in those days, but during WWII he was sent to Ashbury College, Ottawa, and made Canada his home from that time forward. The Barclay family of Montreal became his much loved second family. He received his engineering degree from McGill University and worked his whole career in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, including at Canadair, De Havilland, Spar Aerospace and Bombardier. His retirement years were spent travelling the world, riding and swearing at his somewhat unreliable tractor at his beloved retirement property,” the Farm”, golfing, watching sports and trying to teach his grandchildren manners. John is pre-deceased by his dear wife of 52 years, Bette-Anne Kniewasser. He is survived by his loving partner of 14 years, Betty Welsford, his brother Peter, his children, Jennifer (Todd), Wendy (Craig), Michael (Mira) and Jamie (Carolyn), his nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Taylor, Chelsea, Peter, Samantha, Scott and Jack, and his Labradoodle, Buddy. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Special thanks are due to Cathy Lapointe, Dr. Alan Drummond and the Perth Hospital staff for their tremendous attention to John and their support for the whole family. Funeral at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St, Perth Ontario, 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018, with a reception to follow at “The Farm”. Donations in memory of John may be sent to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W., Perth ON K7H 2K1.


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Nagle, Gerald John “Jerry”

Jerry passed away at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Ruth (Taylor) Nagle and his sister Joan Brown (Bruce). He will be sadly missed by his siblings Peter (Sheila), Anne, Paul (Yvonne) and Tom Nagle. Special uncle of John-Paul, Christopher and Robbie Nagle. Gerald’s family wish to thank all the staff at Lanark Lodge, to Heather Duncan, Carol Davidson, Steve McIntosh and special thanks to Penny at Shardon Manor. He will be missed by his friends of 20 years at Shardon Manor. Friends were at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street, W in Perth on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 9:00 until 9:45 A.M. A Prayer Service was be held in the Chapel at 10:00 A.M. officiated by Father Brian McNally. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund in memory of Jerry would be appreciated.

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LINDELL, Pierrette Oct 20, 1932 - Feb 11, 2018 Pierrette Laurence Lindell (nee Valiquette) passed away in Perth, ON on February 11, 2018, pre-deceased by her husband, John Louis Lindell; survived by her siblings; Come (Marielle), Noel, Jacqueline Boulanger, Denise Bernard (Jean), Carmelle Bonetto, and three children, Mark, Peter (Marsha Cameron), and Anne-Marie; her grandchildren: Maize Longboat (Victoria Cooke), Jonah, Erika, Derek, Julian, Maya, and Matthew. Devoted to her family, friends and community, Pierrette was an active member in Perth, who contributed to various groups over the years: The Grannies, The Art Gallery, Links O’ Tay Golf and Country Club, and the Alzheimer’s Society. The family thanks the nurses and Dr. Alan Drummond for the care and compassion given at Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth. A celebration of Pierrette’s life will be held in her home at 51 George Avenue, Perth, on February 17, 2018 between 14:00-20:00. Please join us in sharing the cherished memories of our loving mother who touched many lives with her generosity of beauty, grace and spirit.

Joan passed away in the Perth hospital on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 surrounded by her family at the age of 79 years. She was the loved wife for 62 years of David Sargeant. Joan was the cherished mother of Peter (Debbie) Sargeant and their children Shonna (Ken) and Chris (Caitlin), Steven (Tina) Sargeant and their children Patrick (Ashley) and Bailey, Lorie Sargeant and her children Sara and Michael Hayes, Paul (Vicki) Sargeant and their children Joey (Martina) and Jamie and the late Randy Sargeant. She was the adored great grandmother of Jakob, Ava and Leah. Joan was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Marjorie (Dowdall) Hanna, sisters Bernice (Carl) Tysick, Tiny (Gordon) Richmond, Vera (Tom) Bryan, Donna (Maurice) Groulx and brother Wylie (Helena) Hanna. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Jean Sargeant, all her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to join in a funeral service in the Blair & Son Funeral Chapel, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Friday February 9th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Joan, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Lanark County Cancer Society Wheels of Hope would be appreciated.

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Garry McManus of Athens ON passed away on January 26 2018 at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston ON, age 70. Son of George and Elva (Seabrooke), both deceased. Beloved father of Cheryl McManus (Balaji) of Ottawa, Shelley De La Durantaye (Luc) of Ottawa, Shannon Becvar (John) of Pembroke. Cherished grandfather and uncle. Dear friend of Judy Leeder. Sadly missed brother of Wayne McManus (Gwen) of Athens, Allan McManus (Joyce) of Brockville, George Jr. McManus (deceased), Yvonne McCann (Lawrence) of Athens, Donald McManus (Beverly, deceased) of Athens, Faye Gardiner (Reginald) of Brockville. Family and friends are welcome to join a Celebration of Life at Cedar Valley Country Club in Forthton Saturday February 17 from 1-4pm. Donations to the General and Providence Care Hospitals of Kingston in Garry’s memory will be gratefully acknowledged.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan 31st, 2018 at the Almonte General Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Edna Joan Kallies. Loving father of Robert Kallies, Rodney Kallies (Bev), Tammy-Rose MacDowall (Tam) and Ronald Jr. Kallies (Mary). Loving Grandfather to Curtis, Shannon, Andy and Cassandra along with his Great Grandchildren, Kaleigh, Keegan, Brandon, Jaide, Noah, Sophie, and Serena. Survived by his brother Grenville Kallies. Ron is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Vera Kallies, his two sisters, Marlene McFadden and Shirley Smith (late Al) along with his niece Sue-Ann McFadden. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. In respecting Ronald’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. All professional arrangements entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Ron to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com

PELLETIER, Leona “Lee”

Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew with loved ones by her side on Monday evening, February 5th, 2018; Leona Mae Pelletier; formerly of Arnprior and Ingleside passed away at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Pelletier. Dearly loved mother of Jerry Pelletier (late Lucie Dumouchel), Judy Rouleau (late Jake), Paul Pelletier, Patrick James, Donald Pelletier (Saskia), Wayne Pelletier (Merlyn) and Peter Pelletier. Cherished and proud “Grandma” of Derek, Marc, Jenna, Brandon, Scott, Gregory, Russell, Caelan, Mathias and Tristan and “Great-Grandma” of Alexis, Kenzie, Xavier, Jonathan, Roan, Jake, Hanna, Eli and Jillian. Dear sister of Gloria Litwinowich (late Ben), Edith Bérubé (Hector) and Donald Ferguson (Marion). Predeceased by her parents: William and Mabel Ferguson. Relatives and friends paid their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. A Tribute to Leona followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 1 o’clock. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or your favorite charity would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes www.pilonfamily.ca

ZITZKE, Frieda

(Lifelong Dairy Farmer) Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior in the early morning hours of Monday, February 12th, 2018; Frieda Paula Zitzke, a long time resident of rural St. Sebastien, Quebec passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife and partner of the late Herbert Zitzke. Cherished mother of Knut Ziztke (Nancy) of St. Sebastien, Quebec and Karen DeLuca (Ken) of Arnprior. Fondly loved and remembered by her grandchildren: Paul, Erika and Laura. The last surviving child of the late Heinrich and Anna Hansen, Frieda was also predeceased by her sisters: Emma Rothman (late Willi) and Anna Boysen (late Heinz). A ceremony in celebration of Frieda’s life will be held in Bedford, Quebec later in the Spring. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. In memoriam, donations to your favorite choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

FAIR Allen Walter

Allen passed away suddenly in the Perth hospital on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in his 53rd year. He was the loved husband for 30 years of Linda (Rutherford) Fair and cherished and adored father of Devon and Lacie-Mae Fair. Allen was the loved son of Jean (Cameron) and the late Walter Fair. He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Doris (Echlin) late Charlie Rutherford. Allen will be sadly missed by his siblings Ed (Cathy) Fair, Kathy (Rod) Tooley and Bill Fair, his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service to be held in the St. James Anglican Church, Perth on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A celebration of life will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 Perth from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. In remembrance of Allen, contributions to the Perth Wildlife Reserve would be appreciated.

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GEMMELL, William Ralph

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William “Ralph” Gemmell on Friday February 2nd 2018, shy of his 77th birthday in Florida, his home for the past 35 years. Born in Smiths Falls February 8th 1941. Proud father of Rob (Natatia) of Smiths Falls and David (Kathy). Grandfather to Vanessa, Hillary, Shemar, Scott & Christine. Ralph was the son of the Late Donald and Lillian (nee Reddington) Gemmell. Brother to Ronald (Janice) & Carlisle (Ann) of Smiths Falls. Ralph was born into a love of Horticulture which continued to the end. He was an avid musician remembered in Smiths Falls as the Top Hats performing throughout Eastern Ontario. A private ceremony will be planned in Smiths Falls at a future date.

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It is with great sadness that we announce that our family’s matriarch, Gloria Edna May Jordan passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of family on Wednesday evening, February 7th, 2018. She was in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jay Jordan (May 17, 2008). Dearly loved mother of Michael (Roxanne) of Wasaga Beach; Peter of Arnprior and Valerie DeWolf (late Peter) of Braeside. Cherished Nanny of 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, Terry (Mary Lynn of Arnprior) as well as 2 daughters: Lynn Wilson (late Harry) and Penny Lamendeau (John of Arnprior). Gloria was the last surviving child of the late William and Mabel Donnelly. Also predeceased by her brothers: Henry and Johnny and her sister, Frances Henderson (late William). A devoted wife, proud mom and doting nanny, Gloria always put family first. Her dry sense of humour and quick wit will be missed by all who knew her. Friends were invited to join us during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45. A Tribute to Gloria followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory, donations to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Yuill, Clare G.

Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer in the Almonte General Hospital on February 6, 2018. Clare of Almonte, Ontario at the age of 58. Sadly missed by his two daughters Sherri (Jeff) and Lisa (Robb). Proud “Grampa” of Kate and Brendan. Predeceased by his parents Guy and Edna. Survived by his siblings Elda (Lloyd) and Ruby (Basil), as well as several nieces and nephews. Longtime friend and neighbour of Pat Gleeson. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. A Celebration of Clare’s Life will be held in the Almonte Civitan Hall on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

DESJARDINS, STEVEN JOSEPH

Passed away at home in Kemptville in February 2018 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband and best friend to Ursela Desjardins. Survived by his brother Leo (Lois), sister Pauline (Dale) Carnegie and sisterin-law Wilma D e s j a r d i n s . Predeceased by his parents Alma and Armand Desjardins and his brothers Ronald and Donald and sisters Eileen and Annette. He will be sadly missed by dear friends Wayne and Charlie and by his many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to his extended support family. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Donations may be made to the Kemptville Salvation Army, Box 295, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0. Arrangements of care of the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-258-2435


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SMITH, Jack - Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Beloved husband of Daphne (nee Cobb) for 64 years. He will be missed by his daughter Susan (Bill) Mummery, his grandchildren Marc Smith (Anna Ailamakis), Angie (Rick) Campanelli, Jessica Mummery and his great-grandchildren Jack and Harrison Campanelli. Family and friends visited the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 805 Prescott St., Kemptville on Friday, February 9 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock, followed by a reception. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-258-2435

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ELSON, Donald - In loving memory of a dear son who passed away on February 11, 2017. Sadly missed by his mother Helen brother Douglas, sisters Dian and Donna Always be thinking of you Mom and family RODGER, Catherine Anne (Craig) - In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt who passed away on February 17, 2009. Special thoughts of you today, Hold memories none can take away. Though from our lives you may have gone, Inside our hearts you still live on. To hear your voice, to see your smile, To sit and chat with you a while. Together in the same old way, Would be our only wish today. Forever in our hearts Love from Connie, Cynthia, Candace and families

In loving memory of WORLEY LACKEY April 7, 1927 - February 16, 2017 Death changes everything! Time changes nothing I still miss the sound of your voice The wisdom in your advice, The stories of your life And just being in your presence. So no time changes nothing, I miss you as much today As I did the day you left us. I just miss you. Love Diana Loved by Audrey, 4 children, Much loved Grandpa of 9 and Great Grandpa of 12

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Fisher, Arthur W. Robbins - So dearly loved and sadly missed by our family. Memories of our beloved will live with us forever. Kathleen ‘Joan’, Monica (Ronnie) and Adrian (Marsha). Grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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GILFILLEN Edith Ella - In loving memory of our dear sister February 19, 2017. We are sending a dove to Heaven, With a parcel on its wings. Be careful when you open it, Its full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs. To say how much we miss you, And to send you all our love. Your sisters Betty, Emma, Esther, Maxine and Families

CARROLL, Tom – In memory of a dearly loved and cherished husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away February 18, 2014 Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories The world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Dearly missed and forever loved, Betty, Barbara and Keith, Margaret and Darwin, Kevin and Liz Patricia and Steve, Tom and Lois, Christine and Peter, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

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POWERS, O.J. In loving memory of a dear Dad and Grampa, who passed away February 5, 1993. His smiling way and pleasant face Are a pleasure to recall, He had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. Some day we hope to meet him, Some day, we know not when, To clasp his hand in the better land, Never to part again. Son Mike and Granddaughters Nicole, Ashley, Melissa, Kristen and Cassandra

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GIPSON, Barbara - February 15, 1988. 30 years MOM... wow Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you... What do we remember? Your ear piercing whistle, Crazy Tarzan call, Infections laugh, Famous HOBO sandwiches, Cakes baked in an electric frying pan. Treasured was our friendship, Missed is our relationship. Debbie, Cindy, Penny Arnold, Jo-Anne, Yvonne, Lisa

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For Sale, Dry Firewood, Wanted - furnace oil, will cut, split & piled to dry remove tank if possible. for 1 1/2-2yrs and stored Call 613-479-2870. in Shed. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111. Wanted for scrap: cars, Lumber Pine, Hemlock, or trucks, vans and appliancHardwood for barn, build- es. Phone 613-551-6698. ing, or repairs /horse shelters & garden sheds. VEHICLES 613-267-5772 TD Logging, Cut Split hardwood. $300 full cord, soft-wood $150 full cord, screened, before loading, no debris, visa accepted. 613-812-5454 613-264-5454.

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AVAILABLE MARCH 1 Mississippi Lake area bachelor suite includes: Full kitchen, full bathroom, shared laundry facilities, parking and a small outside storage space. References required. Sorry no pets. $680 a month, utilities included. Call/leave a message 613-257-7615

Perth 1 and 2 Bedroom Seniors Only Apartment, 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom. Brand new 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in new duplex. Includes heat, hydro, water, a/c, appliances, internet, television, parking storage , fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave. Seniors only. $1,900. 613-349-9377

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1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Falls, full-time working quiet person, all inclusive, Wanted: Classic & Vintage $120/wk. 613-812-2400. cars & trucks. Please call Mark 613-360-2699. 2 bedroom apartment, 41 Sunset Towers, Perth, FARM Available immediately. Contact Bud 613-267-0567 HAY FOR SALE: 4x5 Round Bales of hay. Soft 2 BEDROOM core. $30 each. Call CONDOMINIUM 613-434-1834.

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Sunset Towers, Perth Bright, sunny, newly renovated. Quiet building. Perfect for downsizers.

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Carleton Place, Seniors 50’s Plus Building. No smoking, no pets. First & last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Call 613-863-6487 or 613-720-9860 Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

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HELP WANTED Group Home in Carleton Place, cook, clean supervised residence, qualifications: CPR, first aide, food handling course, criminal record check, hours are 11-6pm part-time, provide own transportation. For more info call Lisa. 613-253-0853 Busy Handyman Service looking for Snow-plow Operators and shovelers. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460. Local Cleaning Company is looking for a dynamic individual to maintain a building in Perth & Lanark. Monday Friday evenings. Able to work independently. Email resume to palmerscommercialclea ning@gmail.com Part time dishwasher required immediately. Apply after 4, ask for Jim or George. Country Diner Restaurant, 23 Union St. Smiths Falls.

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STONERIDGE MANOR NOW HIRING Part time / Casual P.S.W.’s Apply in writing to: Sarah Bradshaw, Director of Care Fax: 613-253-2190 Email: sarah.bradshaw@reveraliving.com

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Tenders Wanted: The Lombardy Agricultural Society requires a Custodian/Cleaner for the hall. Event oriented. Send resume to jjdrum@xplornet.com 613-275-1354

The Gourmet Restaurant is looking for full and part-time cooks. Salary based on experience. Apply within, or call 613-257-2887, and ask for Mike.

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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

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Food and Beverage Manager Looking for a qualified F&B manager for high energy Kemptville, ON golf course.

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Reporting to the Facilities Team Leader, the Porter’s role is to carry out janitorial tasks according to a written Sanitation Program in order to maintain GMP compliance within the plant and to perform other duties as required.

Reporting to the Manager of Packaging, the packaging role is to inspect and pack products in compliance with production, quality and safety standards.

Duties also include working in co-operation with plant security, monitoring various facility systems, i.e. check compressors, boilers, water rooms and HVAC systems, working with contractors as required, able to operate a forklift and the physical requirements of the job include working overhead and on ladders, lifting, shoveling snow and the use of equipment such as a snow blower, floor scrubber, burnisher and forklifts. This role also requires the successful candidate to be part of the site’s Emergency Response Team and to be flexible to cover various shifts and to be on call as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to follow written procedures • Ability to work independently on a rotating shift • Ability to operate a forklift • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) experience and previous janitorial and manufacturing experience is an asset

QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change • Proven ability to follow written procedures and complete accurate documentation • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment • Capacity to work all shifts and meet the physical demands of the position • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset APPLICATION PROCESS: If you are interested in working in a culture where each individual is trusted, respected and encouraged to achieve their full potential, please submit your resume to: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. Human Resources 365 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C9 E-Mail: HR@pillar5pharma.com

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Responsibilities include carrying tasks outlined in the site’s Sanitation Program, cleaning of the general plant - sweep/ vacuum/mop, offices, washrooms, change rooms, and warehouse, waste removal (pharmaceutical waste pick-up, garbage, recycling), general handy work, painting, floor/wall repairs and general maintenance as required.

Job Responsibilities • Manage all facets of F and B day to day operations and special events within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards • Preserve excellent levels of customer service • Design menus, purchase goods, and continuously make necessary improvements • Hire, train, schedule and mentor personnel, ensure labour costs are maintained • Ensure all industry health and safety regulations are followed and strictly adhered to • Work with other management personnel to plan, market and execute all event or special functions

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.

Skills and Qualifications • Excellent leadership, communications, organizational skills and fiscal responsibility • Excellent listening skills and creative problem solving skills • Strong track record maintaining consistent standards • Strong budgetary, projections, cost control skills and forecasting skills • Requires a minimum of 3 years experience as a manager or assistant manager in a golf club or restaurant setting • Experience in event planning an asset If interested please submit your resume via email to Katharine Usher-Vollett at kvolllett@tmsiottawa.com Application deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2018 Salary: based on experience Start Date: Mid March 2018

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HAIRSTYLIST TO JOIN OUR TEAM! Potential candidates should be licensed, have minimum 2-3 years experience in cutting and colouring hair, and excellent communication skills. The ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment is key. Array is an established progressive, upmarket salon studio with an excellent, respectful working atmosphere. We have a large clientele in the town of Kemptville and the surrounding area. If you are reliable, professional, and courteous we’d love to hear from you! Salary and options flexible, and will be discussed with the ideal candidate. Please send your resume to arrayhairstudio@gmail.com

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We are looking for a leader to manage and promote the Food and Beverage department for the 2018 season. The F and B manager will promote the eQuinelle Golf and Resident Club through day to day service and events to provide members, guests and the public high quality service, hospitality and expertise in all facets of their experience.

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Mail and Variable Imaging Coordinator Full Time (2018-3000) Metroland East, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East/Performance Printing is looking for a Mail and Variable Imaging Coordinator

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Orchard View by the Mississippi Retirement Residence is the newest home of the Orchard View Retirement Living Group bordered by the Mississippi River. A 1.5 year old retirement community offering independent, assisted living and memory living.

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E ASSISTANT STOR MANAGER We need a resourceful Assistant Store Manager with extensive experience in retail management. • Human resources management experience • Organized, experienced in planning and scheduling • Ability to oversee activities of fellow staff • Leadership abilities, decision making skills, multitasking strengths Email: humanresources@foodsmiths.com or Fax: Fax: 613.267.6527 Fill out and submit online application: www.foodsmiths.com or pick up an application in store: 106 Wilson St. West, Perth 613.267.5409 Ext. 103

Prepare FSA plans for internal and external customers as requested Process customer supplied mailing lists, dedupe, clean, merge/purge as required Sort customer supplied lists for Canada Post or USPS as required Prepare Statements of Mailing (SOM) for CPC or USPS Print bag tags, bundle sheets, etc. as required to process mailing Communicate mailing requirements to lettershop production team Program and execute VDP print orders for cash sale and prospective customers Open and close monthly dockets for cash sales and prospective customers Prepare invoices and packing slips for VDP cash sales and prospective customers Accurately update and verify customer information and manage Excel tracking sheets and internal database. Communicate with managers and team members as needed regarding client data and confirmation of information. Field quote requests, enquiries, and concerns from customers and potential clients Plans, coordinates and monitors VDP print projects from time order is given through to shipment of finished product Ensures customers are kept current with status of the work in process and works to resolve manufacturing problems with both internal production staff and customer Takes steps to ensure VDP print projects are kept on track and on schedule throughout the entire manufacturing process As part of this 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 PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. Special projects and other duties as assigned

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro • Maintain fluency with CPC and UPSP postal pre-sorting software (iaddress, AccuZip/AccuTrace, Postal One, WindowBook, EST) • Strong written and verbal communication and competent listener • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Canada Post and USPS postal systems and regulations • Strong administration skills with accurately updating and maintaining information • Capable of taking initiative and can work independently with minimal direction • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion

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Direct Mail Manager, Full Time (2018-2998) Metroland East, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East / Performance Printing is a provider of direct mail services and commercial printing. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to fill the position of Direct Mail Manager. You will be working out of our Head Office, in Smiths Falls, ON providing front line contact for all our external and internal customers. This is a full-time position. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Seek out new opportunities to bring Direct Mail work to our company via internal channels and external prospects and sales people. Evaluate marketing goals and highlight opportunities that take advantage of direct mail strategies. Present the company’s capabilities, experience and expertise in Direct Mail and support sales teams in their client relationships. • Provide consultation to Customer Service and Sales Teams on the planning and execution of Direct Mail campaigns for customers. • Perform data list manipulations. • Create VDP templates (FusionPro or FlexMail3) with corresponding data-lists for non-routine jobs, produce proofs and compose final files. • Build and maintain web-to-print solutions for customers according to their marketing and administration needs. • Regulate and monitor the administration of Postal accounts on behalf of internal and external customers. • Maintain/monitor eligibility requirements for CPC and USPS designations, such as SmartMail™ Marketing Partner (CPC) and Full Service Mailer (USPS), by keeping current on regulations and implementing operational standards. • Extensive knowledge of existing postal regulations and trends. • Executive Board membership of NAMMU (National Association of Major Mail Users) and CNYPCC (Central New York Postal Customer Council), regular attendance of chapter meetings and energetic participation in industry discussions. • Active participation in the Canada Post Registered Partner Program including webinars, certification tests and annual Road Shows. • Develop strategies for new repeat mail jobs, implement workflows for efficiency and error-mitigation, delegate new workflow to appropriate staff and periodically evaluate ongoing fulfillment. • Maintain proficiency with software products and portals applicable to Direct Mail, Web-to-Print and variable data fulfillment. • Investigate and help resolve mail problems that may occur, including negotiating with Canada Post/USPS on credits, surcharges, cancelled Statements and other disputes. Review mailings that fall short of successful fulfillment and suggest appropriate implementations to improve our processes. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field. • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment. • working with Numbers, data and spreadsheets. • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro. • Extensive knowledge of direct mail data processing, document composition, Canada Post and USPS postal regulations. • Excellent communication, administration and planning skills. • Capable of taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction. • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail. • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com

External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Position: Concrete Truck Driver Description: Safely operate a concrete truck in either an urban or rural setting. Slump, deliver and discharge high quality concrete to a wide variety of different customers. Requirements: Valid DZ or AZ license with multiple years of driving experience. Preference to those with concrete industry experience; however, training on concrete will be provided for those with an exceptional driving record. Some mechanical knowledge for minor preventative maintenance and pre-shift inspections. Please email resumes to:

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With over 400 employees and 11 manufacturing facilities in 3 countries, Central Wire Industries (CWI) is drawing on innovation as a market leader in the production of specialty wires and wire products. CWI is looking to fill the following position at the Perth, Ontario location: Production Worker This is an off-shift position (either 4:00 p.m. - Midnight or Midnight - 8:00 a.m.) Responsible for a variety of tasks including setting up, operating and troubleshooting of equipment, product testing and material handling. Ideal candidates will possess a high school diploma, be safety oriented, self-starters with mechanical aptitude. For a detailed job description please visit http://centralwire.com/career.php Central Wire offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. If you are interested in becoming part of the CWI team, please submit your cover letter and résumé by email to human. resources@centralwire.com or mail to the address below: Central Wire Industries Ltd. Attn: Human Resources 1 North Street Perth, Ontario K7H 2S2 Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants can make their accommodation needs known in their cover letter. If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at 613-326-3006.

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Print Sales Representative Full Time (2017-2821) Metroland East , Advertising 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for an individual interested in a PRINT Sales Representative position. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in print platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities in the print industry • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this 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 PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner

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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle

Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com

External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sales Representative, Full Time (2018-2991) Metroland East, Advertising 250 Sydney Street, Belleville, ON, K8P 3Z3

We are looking for an individual interested in a Sales Representative position, for our Belleville Office. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products.

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Employment Opportunities Equinelle Golf Club recognizes that quality service comes from employees that are valued, respected and offered competitive wages in a team oriented environment. Do You Want to Join the Equinelle Team? We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals to work with us seasonally for the duration of the golf season. All departments begin recruitment in March for the Golf Season running from April through October. Employees can expect a rewarding environment with a great balance between work and fun with both coworkers and members. •Working with our team at Equinelle is an exciting opportunity to develop many skills that will bolster your resume from customer service, teamwork, problem solving, and more. Please forward your resume to the following departments, based on the position you would like to apply for: • Facility maintenance person: kvollett@tmsiottawa.com • Kitchen (dishwashers, prep-cooks, cooks): kvollett@tmsiottawa.com • Restaurant and Banquet (servers, bartenders): kvollett@tmsiottawa.com • Turfcare (course maintenance staff): cvollett@tmsiottawa.com • Golf Shop (retail golf shop employees, back shop staff): james@tmsiottawa.com

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Lanark Animal Welfare Society has successful pet adoption weekend A huge thank you goes out to Pet Valu Almonte and Pet Valu Perth. Last weekend they invited LAWS to be part of the National adoption weekend and we were asked to bring a few extra kittens to their stores.  Since promoting the event early last week we found homes for nine of our kittens.  It was a pleasure meeting so many pet loving people and thank you to those who couldn’t resist to give one of our furry friends a new life into a forever home. On Saturday, Feb. 17 a LAWS volNester unteer will be at Global Pet Foods at 6081 Hazeldean Rd. in Stittsville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in support of their Show us Your Heart campaign. Adorable, adoptable LAWS kittens and/or cats will be on hand for anyone looking for a furry friend. There is still time to bake some cupcakes for National Cupcake Day Feb 26 for animal shelters. See the LAWS’ Facebook Page and website for details. If you have empties to return to The Beer Store why not drop them off at LAWS at 253 Glenview Rd., Smiths Falls. Empties For Paws helps all of the animals in our care. Note: Lanark Animal Welfare SociStitch ety (LAWS) shelter will be closed for Family Day, Monda, Feb 19 and we will be open again at 11 a.m. on Tues- Our pets of the week day. Enjoy the day. HI there Demi, Danni and Dora

here … we were part of the adoption weekend last week in Almonte at Pet Valu. We’re still at the store as unfortunately no one came yet to offer one, or more, of us a home.  We’re really cute. We’re three sisters and all black with medium long hair except Danni who has a lovely, cute   white spot on her chest.  We’re growing like weeds and soon the cage will be too small to house all three of us.  We’re four months old, friendly, very goodlooking and can’t wait for our next adventure in a forever home. Please meet

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boys. They’re not related but have been together in the same home since they were kittens.  A drastic change in the family situation was the reason for them to be surrendered to LAWS.  It’s the former owners wish they stay together, but they can also go into separate homes if need be.  Nemo is a handsome dark orange medium long hair male and Stitch is a Harlequin Tabby with a very unique dark line on his back.  They’re an absolute treat to have around and we’re sure you’ll be sharing many happy moments with them. They’re available to be adopted at LAWS. Meet Nester who is friendly once Nemo he knows you. He is a striking silver/ grey Tabby and about one year old.  Recently he was adopted and returned us in Almonte. Nemo and Stitch: two very friend- after a short time.  It’s not fair to the ly and active close to six-year-old cat; some animals just need a bit more

time to become your favorite furry friend. Nester would do well in quiet home where he’s allowed to take the time he needs to get used to his new surroundings. Once he has mastered that he’ll spoil you with his love and affection, probably more than you can handle. Please give him another chance; he’s available at LAWS. Wish list: Friskies pâté canned cat food, liquid laundry detergent, printer paper, postage stamps, sturdy garbage bags (30 inches by 33 inches or similar). Thank you for your continued support. Follow us at www.facebook. com/lanarkanimals and at lanarkanimals.com. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the shelter at shelter@lanarkanimals.com or by calling 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 Glenview Rd., Smiths Falls.

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Members of the Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board presented a cheque on behalf of the Realtors Care Foundation, to Kimberley Wright (right) of the Leeds & Grenville Interval House on Feb. 7. Pictured are Ron David, Marty Urquhart, Sharon Clarke of the realtor foundation. Submitted photo

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Fun and Fitness-Watson’s Corners Hall; Mondays 9:30-10:30 am. Info.: Pam 613-2592182x2306 Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-359-1140. Monday Nite Bingo, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Doors open 5:30pm bingo starts 7pm, new progressive toonie pot. Portland Community Luncheon, Tuesday, February 27, 12 noon, Portland United Church. Menu: Penne, Rose sauce with broccoli, optional meatballs, rolls and dessert. Everyone welcome. Rideau Mellowdears, all male chorus, always welcome new voices, each Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm at Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road. No Audition Necessary. Contact: Lorne 613-264-1277. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Leaving Portland Community Hall, 9 a.m. Info./location 613-272-2676.

Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast Feb. 17, 8 - 11 AM at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road, Snow Road Station. Soup & Sandwich lunch served at 12 pm Sunday February 18, includes dessert, coffee/ tea followed by bid euchre tournament at 1 pm Come for lunch, cards or both. 658 Rosedale Rd S, entrance off Guthrie Rd. Support Group for individuals whose lives have been affected by mental health issues or trauma. Wednesdays, 1-3pm in the library, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road (at Huntmar), Carp Toledo Legion Wings every Friday from 4-8pm. Further details call: 613-275-2154

SMITHS FALLS Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 0-12 months. Monday, February 12, 26. 1-2 pm, 91 Cornelia St W. For information call 613-283-0095 Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects.

Community Home Support Bereavement Support Group, meets last Tue of the month, 1 - 3pm, Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre enter at front entrance 2 Gould St. Info: 613-267-6400 EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings every Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday February 12, 26. 9 am - noon, 91 Cornelia Street W. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre Intergenerational playgroup, Van Horne Retirement Residence. Monday February 25, 9:30 - 11 am, 25 Van Horne Ave, Smiths Falls. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9am - noon, 91 Cornelia St W. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9am- noon, Trinity United Church. For information call 613-283-0095

EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9am noon, Kinsmen Building, Lower Reach Park. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Friday, February 9, 16, 23. 9am-noon, 1 Cornelia St W. For more information call 613283-0095 EarlyON parenting workshop, “Triple P”, Thursday, February 22, March 1, 8, 22 (4 nights). 6:30 - 8:30pm, 91 Cornelia St West. Call 613-283-0095 to register. Jamboree - Open Stage, Feb 18, Music 1pm, Dinner 5pm Smiths Falls Legion Br. 95. Members, Guest & Public Welcome. Info: 613283-2690 LAWS “Share the Love” bottle drive for the mnth of February. 253 Glenview Road, open daily 11am-4pm. Need help researching your ancestors? Contact Lisa Trodden to make an appointment at 613-283-0711 or ltrodden@cogeco.ca Ontrac Employment Resource Services, Attention Students. Job Fair for Gemmell’s Garden Centre, Ontrac boardroom, Feb. 28, 3-6 pm. Bring resume and photo identification.

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Pasta for Defibrillators, Feb 24, 4-6pm, Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church. Everyone who comes can enjoy a plate of homemade pasta and bread. Funds raised will purchase a Defibrillator for Ellel Ministries. Smiths Falls Horticultural Society meeting, February 20, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion. Guest speaker: Jamie Roy owner of Acanchus Floral and Botanical in Almonte. Talk about houseplants, everyone welcome. Spaghetti Supper, Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W, Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee/tea. Choice of Alfredo Sauce or Tomato Meat Sauce. Tickets at the door. Sponsor: Ideal Chapter #61, Order of the Eastern Star. St Johns Anglican Church, Free Community Dinner. 2 George Street South. Sunday, February 18, doors open at 3:45pm. All Welcome. Station Theatre - Movie Night. February 16 & 17 at 7pm. ‘Wonder’ starring Julia Roberts & Jacob Tremblay. Rated PG. Tickets at the door (cash only). 613-283-0300 www.smithsfallstheatre.com/movies


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With a 4-2 recorded vote, Carleton Place council members carried a motion to send revised draft conditions for the proposed Bodnar subdivision to the County of Lanark for approval. The move came during the town’s planning and protection meeting on Feb. 6. Mayor Louis Antonakos, Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn and councillors Theresa Fritz and Sean Redmond voted in favour of the staff recommendation, with councillors Doug Black and Ross Trimble voting nay. Coun. Brian Doucett was absent with regrets. With the preliminary process beginning nearly two years ago, the municipality received an application for subdivision from Stantec Consulting on behalf of Cavanagh Developments for the Bodnar property located in the northwest corner of town, on the south side of Lake Avenue West and extending south to Highway 7. The land encompasses 24.8 hectares. The Bodnar subdivision proposes a mix of residential uses, including 193 lots for single detached dwellings, 26 blocks for 317 townhouse units and one block for a 72 unit apartment dwelling (nine buildings with eight units in each), for a total of 582 units. According to manager of development services Joanna Bowes, the Bodnar proposal as submitted is consistent with the provincial policy statement, Carleton Place’s Official Plan (OP) and the County of Lanark Sustainable Communities OP. “The application generally meets the requirement of the town’s devel-

beancars.ca will only “employ conventional treatment technology, which is not always effective at fully protecting water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and other aquatic resources from stormwater runoff and contaminants not at removed by settling.” On the subject of the impacts of climate change, Black noted higher Bean Chevrolet 613-257-2432 rainfall activity. Buick GMC Ltd. 375 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place “The proposed stormwater management pond will discharge into a sensitive riverine wetland as well as the Intake Protection Zone (IPZ) for « Jef Jeff Julian the town’s water supply...there is conInsurance Agent cern the current proposed standards Ask Me About are not adequate to safeguard the Life Insurance quality of the town’s drinking water Jeff Julian Jef supply,” he continued. Agent As a result, Black’s recommendawww.JeffJulian.ca www tion was three-fold: for low impact (613) 257-AUTO(2886) design (LID) measures to be fully 1-888-341-FARM(3276) implemented, therefore eliminating Jeff Julian Insurance Agency Inc. or significantly reducing the requirements for a stormwater management I also offer Auto, Home and pond; in the event the stormwater Business Insurance. management pond will still be required, for it be located on the developer’s property; and any discharge outlet for stormwater be located Enjoy peace of downstream of Riverside Park. LID is a stormwater management mind with our approach seeking to mitigate the imAssisted Living pacts of increased runoff and storm& Memory Care water pollution by managing runoff as close to its source as possible. “This is not about me, it is about people’s grandchildren,” Black said. “Do not rip the heart out of this community ... I feel this is detrimental to 6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place the quality of life of residents.” Call 613-668-0545 The councillor noted the work of

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On Feb. 6, during Carleton Place’s planning and protection meeting, Coun. Doug Black introduced a motion to add restrictions to the stormwater management pond proposed for Bodnar subdivision, including a call for the pond’s outlet to be located downstream of Riverside Park. The subdivision is a project of Cavanagh Developments. opment permit bylaw, but will require a development permit to recognize a maximum 9.3 metre front yard setback for the townhouse units,” she said. “This request was made to improve parking in development.” Not everyone was happy with council’s decision on Tuesday, particularly Black. “This is not an ordinary subdivision ... it is above the water intake flowing past the oldest canoe club in Canada, past one of the last pristine beaches in eastern Ontario,” he stressed. Initially, Black put forth a motion to defer the matter until all council members were present, owing to “the significance of the decision...the

health and safety of our residents.” With no seconder, the motion died on the floor. Black brought another motion forward. Fritz seconded it. “I will second the motion to allow him to discuss it,” she stated. Trying to contain his emotions, Black began: “As a municipal council, not only do we have an important role to play ensuring our residents have access to high quality drink water, we are legally obligated to do so,” citing the Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002. He added the planned stormwater management pond for Bodnar subdivision, located in Roy Brown Park,

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Learn the art of flower arranging on March 7 Get into flower arranging with the Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society. At our March 7 meeting, our vice president, Linda Bartlett, an Ontario Horticultural Association certified flower show judge, will give a demonstration on the types of floral designs that will be featured at our spring, summer and fall flower shows. If you are interested in floral design and need inspiration, this demonstration is for you. You need not be a member to attend this, or any of our meetings. Why not come as a visi-

tor? A nominal fee of $3 is all that’s required for an informative, fun evening. Door prizes and refreshments are complimentary. Each month we have an expert speaker on gardening. Topics include growing vegetables and flowers, pollinating plants, pruning and more – everything for the novice to keen gardener. Our yearbook gives members information on the speakers for the year as well as other events. The month of May brings the annual plant sale, which is held at the Victoria

School Garden. Members volunteer to pot up donated plants at a local residence, which is a good chance to socialize while getting to know more about perennials. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, from March to June and September to December, at the Zion Memorial United Church Hall, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place. Membership is $10 per year; visitors $3 per visit. See our Facebook page for more information or visit our website at www.cphorticulture.ca.

Residents raise over $46,500 for Pakenham library branch

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 in Carleton Place hosted its Community Breakfast on Feb. 10. Above: Shane Edwards of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society enjoyed his first Community Breakfast on Saturday. He took time to chat with breakfast volunteer and Beckwith Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau.

Excited that the Pakenham branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library received a Canada 150 Infrastructure grant for 2017, residents rolled up their sleeves and embarked on a fundraising adventure. From Trivia Night to A Peak at Pakenham and JazzNHouse as well as a raffle for a Paddye Mann jacket and a Kehla Design silver necklace, the community raised more than $46,500 to support the Pakenham branch expansion. The money raised far exceeded our fundraising goals. A ground swell of volunteers rallied together over several months developing engaging events sure to entertain us and capture our interest.

And capture our interest they did! People had so much fun while also supporting a gem of a community resource – it shows just how much our library means to the community. The money will be used for furnishings and equipment. So library staff have purchased comfy chairs, stunning side tables, a digital TV, folding tables and chairs; office equipment and supplies… and the list goes on! “It is clear the community is proud of its newly expanded and renovated library branch. Staff and the library board are so proud and grateful to receive this money, allowing us to not only furnish our interior spaces but in do-

ing so, provide a true community space – community built, where all are welcome,” said Pam Harris, library CEO/ chief librarian. The Mississippi Mills Public Library is a two-branch public library serving a population of more than 13,000. Providing fee services, we offer books, DVDs, music, Wi-Fi and Internet, community spaces and much more. We are an informed, engaged, creative and connected community. We inspire lifelong learning, provide equitable access to information, advance knowledge and strengthen the community. Submitted by the Mississippi Mills Public Library

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Council rethinks natural heritage system requirements in COP update BY ASHLEY KULP

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They’ve gone from the maximum to the minimum. After public outcry over the implications of the creation of a natural heritage system (NHS) in the current Community Official Plan (COP) fiveyear review, Mississippi Mills has chosen to scale back its original option. Marc Rivet, senior planner with JL Richards & Associates, which is handling the COP update, provided council with three options during a presentation to committee of the whole Feb. 6. Council needed to make a decision that evening on the NHS portion of the COP, in order to move forward with the review process and hit timelines. In a 9-2 vote, council opted to go with scenario two, which reflects minimum requirements of the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), that governs municipalities to designate a NHS. NHS’ are described as an integrated system of environmental features (including wetlands, woodlands and conservation areas) that rely on one another to support natural functions, ecosystems and protect species. Councillors Denzil Ferguson and Paul Watters both voted against it. Scenario two uses natural features and adjacent lands mapping to draft the NHS, which includes wildlife habitat, fish habitat, wetlands, watercourses/waterbodies, significant woodlands outlined by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), as well as Areas of Natural and Significant Woodlands (ANSIs). It does not encompass other woodlands, ecological linkages and supporting areas. “This schedule proposes the minimum standards for the PPS. It is not a natural heritage system, it outlines natural features based on non-provincial interests,” Rivet said. He also pointed out that the adjacent lands concept is in the current COP. The third scenario included the same natural features and adjacent lands mapping as the option two, but does include woodlands, ecological linkages and supporting areas. The final option involved sticking with the original maximum requirements, which landowners heavily debated at the Dec. 14 COP open house. In the PPS, the creation of a NHS must be designated in eco-regions 6E and 7E, however, JL Richards & Associates’ recommendation, which was

endorsed by council, suggested also creating a system within the 5E ecoregion. Mississippi Mills is located within eco-regions E5 (western half of the municipality) and 6E (eastern portion). “The PPS does not prevent a municipality from going beyond the minimum standards established in the PPS,” Rivet explained. “The current approach did go over the minimum standards and looked at the entire municipality as one region and did not give consideration to ecodistricts,” he admitted. Rivet said based on feedback from the Dec. 14 open house, and one-onone meetings with property owners Jan. 30, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, “I’ll tell you right now, verbally, in large part, 90 per cent of the people felt they would be more comfortable supporting the first (original) feature.” The reason for designating a NHS, according to the draft COP, is that a well-connected and diverse natural heritage system can add to “the municipality’s environmental, social, cultural and economic values.”

home of minimum standard, particularly if we’re going to reduce red tape, which I think it will,” he pointed out. “I still cannot appreciate why we have to include more than the minimum standard.” Mayor Shaun McLaughlin said the NHS wasn’t necessary as many people are good stewards of their land. “The NHS puts an unreasonable amount of regulations on something that doesn’t need to be regulated because it’s not going to be developed,” he said. “It places a whole bunch of burden on people when it’s doing nothing to make that area safer or better.” Coun. John Edwards called the process a learning experience. “I think there’s an enormous amount of work that’s been involved in this process and I see part of an Official Plan review process as an education program…it’s an opportunity for us to understand better the ecological aspects or economic aspects or social aspects of a community,” he said. “New science comes into play and we ought not to fool ourselves that it

doesn’t apply to us. There are global implications here.” He said the concern over the NHS was a “tempest in a teapot” and believed there would be no impact to landowners with the creation of the system. “Life can continue and how people use the land can continue,” Edwards commented. “…I think much has been made out of something that’s not there…” He thought of scenario two as a compromise. “I don’t think the NHS is a negative, economic drag on our municipality and I welcome people to email me where it would be and show me. I actually think it’s a positive,” he stated. Coun. Amanda Pulker-Mok said the NHS is important to protect the environment and that “it’s not about the individual property owners, but about the bigger picture.” “It helps mitigate the impact to ensure that our Mississippi Mills that we all love remains the way we love it,” she remarked. “I don’t think we should

First step Choosing scenario two is a first step for municipalities identifying a NHS. Rivet called it a “simplistic approach.” “What we’ve done here, is we’re not going with a full NHS, but with a guideline approach,” he continued, adding that other municipalities have also taken this route with their Official Plan reviews. “They’ve basically taken the natural heritage features and areas and have called that out as being their NHS.” Coun. Duncan Abbott was concerned about how imposing the minimum standards would reflect on Mississippi Mills. “I didn’t agree to any minimum and I’m not sure where than came from. I know there were demands for it, threats for it…” he said. “Mississippi Mills, the home of minimum standards sounds like an odd way to claim fame.” He challenged that there isn’t much difference between scenario two and the original concept laid out by JL Richards & Associates. “(Scenario two) is going to come out very much like what number one was…it’s a strange victory for the intimidators,” Abbott stated. However, Ferguson disagreed with Abbott’s take. “I’m not embarrassed to be the

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wait for something to happen to trigger it, I think we should protect what we love now.” Seeking clarification, Coun. Jill McCubbin wanted assurance that nothing in scenario two would limit innovation or expansion on agricultural lands. “That’s correct…any ongoing agricultural use is not subject to natural heritage policies,” Rivet answered. McCubbin also wanted to see ecological linkages represented in the COP and put forth an amendment to include them in scenario two. “I think it’s premature,” Abbott said. “I think the linkages are an important thing if we want to have a functional NHS,” added Coun. Jane Torrance. “…I agree with linkages but I don’t know if we need them in this motion or if it’s something to work towards.” McCubbin opted to withdraw her amendment and support another introduced by Coun. Val Wilkinson instructing that linkages be examined and developed for the NHS.

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concerns “in public presentations and in exchanges with council, staff, our local member of parliament, the province and the Ontario Provincial Police.” Antonakos protested his efforts to respond to the issues have been “intentionally blocked by council and, at times, senior staff.” “Much of the information relevant for public consumption has been cut off, sanitized, not properly disseminated out into the community through the local newspaper, on the town’s website or through other town communications channels,” the mayor continued. Antonakos, “wanting to set the record straight and re-align the roles and responsibilities of all council members and senior staff with the Municipal Act, best practices and our code of conduct, all relevant documentation should be released to the public and a full inquiry into the actions and transgressions of this council should be inves-

Mayor Louis Antonakos tigated and dealt with through a judicial inquiry.” Councillors respond When contacted by the Canadian Gazette on Monday morning, Feb. 12, some council members offered a response to the mayor’s statement. Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn said he has been “the recipient of countless attacks by mayor Antonakos.” “I welcome his call for a ju-

dicial inquiry,” he said. “I have no idea what (Louis) expects to achieve by this, but if it gives council an opportunity to let the community know the extent this man will go to...then the sooner the better.” Coun. Theresa Fritz called the mayor’s statement “an effort to try and deflect from his wrongdoings.” “Our embattled mayor is now blaming senior staff and council for his problems and calling for a judicial inquiry,” she said. “I say bring it on.” Fritz continued: “Maybe then we can finally shine the light on what council has been dealing with – a mayor who has his own personal agenda and will stop at nothing to try and blame others for his problems. Here is a man who has been found guilty four times of violating the town’s code of conduct, yet everyone else is to blame?” Calling the mayor’s remarks a “tirade,” Coun. Brian Doucett added, “it is easily the most grotesque fairy tale I have ever heard.” “...His wild allegations are

without foundation and are the fruit of an overactive imagination or some half-baked conspiracy theory,” he continued. Tired of “ongoing attacks of this type since the (council) term started, Doucett asked the mayor to “resign now for the good of the community.” Good news Antonakos had some good things to say in his statement on Sunday, calling Carleton Place “one of the top municipal success stories regarding progress, growth and fiscal responsibility,” since he took office in 2014. There are 444 municipalities in Ontario. The mayor noted the following highlights: tax increases held under two per cent for four years; $100 million in new economic development and investment; $8.75 million in hospital funding for a new emergency room; 50 new businesses in town; and more than 2,000 new homes currently on the books, with many new builds already underway or completed.

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New pound services for stray, abandoned dogs in Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills BY TARA GESNER

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Carleton Place has signed a six-month contract with Almonte Veterinary Services (AVS) for the provision of pound services for stray and abandoned dogs. Council members approved the move at its planning and protection meeting on Feb. 6, which was chaired by Coun. Sean Redmond. Director of protective services Les Reynolds explained Lanark Animal Pound, the municipality’s pound for the last two years, is ceasing operation, which “necessitated

searching for a new service provider.” Reynolds indicated he met with the owner of AVS, Dr. Cheryl Osso, and “she is quite enthusiastic about it.” “She signed the same agreement with Mississippi Mills,” he added. Mississippi Mills council endorsed the partnership at its Jan. 30 meeting. “This is an excellent deal,” noted Coun. Christa Lowry, committee of the whole chair. There is an option to extend the agreement should both parties agree to do so. For the past 10 years, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills have taken the same approach to animal control. However, Carleton Place deals with cats. “Cats will continue to be impounded at LAWS (the Lanark Animal Welfare Society),” Reynolds said. Regarding the agreement with AVS, “it will work well,” the director of protective services added. “It is much closer than LAWS for anyone who has a dog impounded.”

A veterinary clinic in Carleton Place was contacted by Reynolds to see if it would be interested in providing pound services for man’s best friend; however, it declined. For the first year, the municipality will pay AVS remuneration for its services that are uncollectable by dog owners at a daily rate of $17 plus HST for weekdays and $35 plus HST for weekends or statutory holidays. Coun. Doug Black inquired about the proposal for a countywide pound based in Montague, with participating municipalities sharing in the capital and operating costs associated with the facility. “It is a dead issue,” Reynolds said. “This was quite a while ago...Montague lost interest.” All municipalities have a legislative responsibility to provide a pound. LAWS is an independent no-kill shelter just outside of Smiths Falls. AVS is located at 10 Industrial Dr. in Almonte. With files from Ashley Kulp

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Landowner pleads guilty to watercourse alterations A Township of Beckwith landowner has been ordered by the court to undertake restoration measures after pleading guilty to altering two watercourses without authorization; a chargeable offence under the Conservation Authorities Act. The matter was heard in Perth provincial offences court on Jan. 23. The restorative measures must satisfy Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and the requirements of the Drainage Act. Furthermore, the landowner must complete the work by July 1, 2018. The charges stem from 2015 following an investigation by MVCA, in which the landowner interfered with approximately 800 metres of watercourse by diverting the flow from two watercourses into a new channel and filling in the existing watercourses that crossed the property. The two watercourses are also designated as municipal drains under the Drainage Act. The work was conducted without the written permission of MVCA despite being informed a permit was required, and without approval under the Drainage Act. The impacted watercourses flow into the Mississippi River, which is located approximately one kilometre downstream of the property. MVCA regulates development within important environmentally sensitive areas such as floodplains and wetlands as well as alterations to shorelines and watercourses. MVCA operates under the Conservation Authorities Act and Ontario Regulation 153/06, Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses. Submitted by the MVCA

North Lanark Historical Society heritage dinner Feb. 23 Join us for the North Lanark Historical Society’s annual Heritage Dinner on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Almonte Legion (100 Bridge St.). This year’s guest speaker will be Melissa Alexander, who will be presenting “Remembering the Almonte Train Accident” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the worst railway disasters in Canadian history.

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’ve been known to engage with a box of chocolates wallowing in self-pity because I didn’t have a valentine. Come to think of it, I didn’t really want one back then. But I did enjoy any opportunity to inhale a box of chocolates. These days — for the past four Valentine’s days — Sweet Baby starts his shopping about a month in advance. I can’t convince him not to buy me stuff; he gets a kick out of it. But I have sworn off chocolate as of late, so now he gets a little more creative. He was out shopping not too long ago, and came home with several bags and a box of beer. I figured he was just on the hunt for things he wanted or needed. But he was cheeky as he whipped an item out of one of the bags and hid it behind his back. It was about this time that Lexi spied the goings-on, and her German shepherd nose was on point checking out what Sweet Baby had hidden from me. Something for her, it must. He had a “Tadah!” moment when he flipped his present out from behind his back and held it up for inspection. It was a stuffed animal; A TY baby, and he gave it to … me! I was pleasantly surprised because Lexi has a stuffed toy for about 2.5 seconds, then she has an eyeball ripped out of it, or a squeaker pulled from its fuzzy guts. Nope, not for you this time, Miss Lex. This is Mummy’s toy, I told her. Lexi’s started with the head tilt as I ogled the stuffed animal. “Oh how adorable,” I cooed, and Lex went a little nuts, trying to get a sniff of Zoey, the zebra-striped stuffy with a birthday of April 18 – so the tag read. “Hi Zoey! You are just too cute!” Lexi howled because she thought I was about to give Zoey to her. “Sorry toots,” I said to Lex. “This one is Mummy’s.” I put Zoey on top of the refrigerator so she wouldn’t get at it. Lexi walked back and forth past the fridge, looked up at Zoey and then at me and Sweet Baby. She did this several times. Those soulful, big brown eyes really get me. Then she

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sat and barked at us. Constantly. She looked from one of us to the other, then up at Zoey. “No Lexi, that’s not for you.” She does not know what that word ‘no’ means. So we went for a walk. I got her outside, playing around the backyard, working off some barky energy. She has been known to drive us a bit around the bend — quicker than normal some days. Finally, she was sidetracked and on to chasing squirrels. I figured Zoey was safe and forgotten about. Later that afternoon, I found some plastic animals that I placed on a shelf in the living room. They were fun little keepsakes from a family wedding I had tucked away. The hippo was Sweet Baby’s and mine Tara Gesner/Metroland was a zebra. Our names were on tags that were tied onto their legs. These little critters were about three inches For the last 12 years, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 in Carleton Place has hosted its Community Breakin size. Lexi watched with curious eyes fast. On Feb. 10, dozens of residents came out for a full breakfast of eggs, potatoes, toast, bacon, sausage, as I stepped onto the couch and beans and pancakes, along with coffee, tea and juice. The cost per person: $8. set them on the shelf. I swear she grinned at me. It was about an hour later I wondered what Lex was up to. If she’s not under my feet, ripping around outside with us, or sleeping, she’s up to no good. I was right. There she was contentedly chewing the legs off the zebra, and spitting out the pieces … all DEAR EDITOR: From my experiences I find politi- the time and effort to attend candiover the couch. I can more clearly understand the cians in more cases than not, willing date’s presentations and also only I looked for the hippo, figuring need for elected officials at all levels to gauge public opinion and succumb represent those who actually vote? she had already eaten it. I was a bit in the “old” days when fewer people to the loudest and largest crowds, (and In today’s world where everyone frantic until I saw it … still sitting on could read or write and residents in some cases do the bidding of those has either a phone or Internet acthe shelf. were too busy trying to survive and funding their campaigns) even if it cess or both, able to read and hold My sweet Lexi – she was pretty therefore didn’t have the time nor stands against their personal beliefs. at least one opinion on everything, smug sitting there smiling at me with the luxury of attending schools long This wanting to be the most popular why not just have eligible residents little bits of zebra legs forming a sa- enough to study and learn academic in the schoolyard at any cost, I find vote on each suggested change or liva pool on the couch. requirements. Elected representa- is not conducive to the best decisions idea from private residents, vetted If I could read her mind, she tives that were capable of reading, because they are not based upon the and brought forth by town staff ? As would have been a smart-mouthed translating written laws and re- beliefs and platform of the candidates, long as it does not cost us $195,000 teenager: “You wouldn’t give me quests, and writing their own rules whereas the beliefs and platform put or more in money (what we spent Zoey, so I made mincemeat out of and regulations were deemed neces- forth during the campaign is what the on council in 2016) and do away your zebra, Ma.” with all the unnecessary drama and sary, indispensable and looked up to voters based their decisions upon. Sweet Baby just laughed. “Next with respect and some reverence. So, if those elected on their cam- ongoing conflicts. It might just be time, I’ll get you both a stuffed aniEvery three years or so we have paign promises, wishes, visions and time to try it. Wouldn’t it be nice mal.” all-candidates meetings where those ideals they portray end up bending to have Carleton Place in the media vying for elected positions espouse to pressures from some voters (or fi- for something positive like banning their ideas and goals; what they nancial contributors), then, are these some plastic bags and idling instead would like to see take place during politicians especially on the small lo- of the childish never-ending goingstheir terms by pushing their visions, cal stages like Carleton Place really on with a group that cannot get that to their intellectual reasoning needed? Why not go directly to the along enough to discuss and decide The Canadian Gazette welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must will make life better for voters dur- citizen voters and get more opinions upon complex issues like planned include their full name, complete address and a contact phone ing their reign and into the future. and therefore a more accurate consen- developments that will irrevocably number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We Collectively, those elected meet and sus (even if only for a few years while change Carleton Place and its image reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print discuss issues that arise and come- the political air clears and we can have almost as much as the nastiness at up with a group-based consensus a new start)? Some will argue that this town hall? and online at www.insideottawavalley.com. 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• Each semester, the HyLiners hold a local social at one of their three sites, where members get to know each other better by meeting, greeting, dancing and eating, while celebrating the closing of the semester. • The groups also volunteer to give back to communities by performing at hospitals, nursing homes, seniors’ residences, church fundraisers and other functions, and for other institutions and estab-

lishments. • Those who are new to this dance-form are welcome to come and try one of the sessions at the beginning of the term — this provides a great opportunity to see what is being offered, before signingup. So, here’s an invitation for everyone, to kick up their heels with the Hy-Liners at a location near you: Mondays — Arnprior’s Nick Smith Centre, Wednesdays

— Carp’s Huntley Community Association, Thursdays — the Almonte Community Centre. So, preregister right away by contacting instructor Hyacinth directly at 613-6230976 or mais-brown@sympatico.ca. Get ready to step it up for winter 2018 — have fun by participating in this activity, either as a new to you danceform, or by reviving and renewing it as an interest of the past!

The public is welcome to attend MVCA’s 50th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Mississippi Valley Conservation Centre at 10:00 am 10970 Highway 7 Carleton Place, Ontario For information call 613-253-0006 or visit www.mvc.on.ca

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Instructor Hyacinth Chatterton, centre, is joined by some of the Hy-Liners who attended the end-of-fall line dance social held at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Participating dancers come from Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place and beyond.

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The hardworking volunteers of the Captain Hooper IODE Chapter show off prizes up for grabs at their annual community bonspiel. From left: Wendy Waddell, Donna Nield Kerry, Phyllis Donnelly, Paula Sanderson, Peggy Gallipeau, Elizabeth Docker, Karen Breenton and Hilda Docker. The bonspiel was held Feb. 3 at the Carleton Place Curling Club.

In Carleton Place & Almonte contact: Steve O’Keefe • 613-257-4621 www.yolkowskimonuments.ca

Connected to Your Community - A/CP9 - Thursday, February 15, 2018


BODNAR

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other people on this initiative, including the town’s urban forest/river corridor advisory committee. “I have no issues with Cavanagh as a developer ... you are an asset to our community,” Black stressed. Acknowledging Cavanagh’s efforts regarding LID, he noted it still was not enough when it comes to the subdivision’s stormwater management pond, calling it an “E. coli soup,” owing to dog and geese fecal matter. “This is not a community or neighbourhood I want to vote for or support,” Black said. Chris Collins, manager of land development with Cavanagh Developments, noted Black’s actions were a further attempt “to delay the project or kill it all together.” “Two years ago, we sat down with town staff and presented a preliminary draft plan outlining our initial ideas for the development of the Bodnar property,” he said. During initial meetings, a number of issues were discussed, including density, road patterns, Roy Brown Park and the site falling within IPZ 9. “It became clear to us these items were sensitive ... to councillors and members of the public alike,” Collins said. “Taking into consideration these items, we moved forward with designing a project to best meet the needs of every stakeholder involved.” Throughout the process, Cava-

nagh Developments has worked closely with the town, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, just to name a few. Collins acknowledged Black’s vision and passion of both LID and the safety of the town’s water supply.

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On Feb. 6, Chris Collins, manager of land development with Cavanagh Developments, speaks to Carleton Place’s planning and protection committee about the process undertaken to date concerning its proposed Bodnar subdivision.

One pond Instead of two stormwater management ponds, one in Roy Brown Park and another in the Bodnar subdivision, Collins noted “joining efforts and having one pond on the west side of Roy Brown Park is the best course of action.” “Two ponds being maintained by the town does not make sense,” he continued, and with the pond being located in Roy Brown Park, “it keeps the outlet as far away from the town’s water intake.” In the summer of 2016, council voted to locate the stormwater management pond in Roy Brown Park. At a public meeting in July 2017 regarding the Bodnar subdivision, Collins noted Black’s “push to have the project delayed.” “He was going to do whatever possible to protect the residents of Carleton Place from bad stormwater management ponds and the Mississippi River from contamination,” Collins continued. The Cavanagh Developments representative questioned if “all developers were being treated equally.” Cavanagh Developments has

agreed to a number of new conditions regarding the stormwater management pond’s design and construction, owing to feedback from a town-commissioned peer review. “We have taken steps to provide LID measures where possible,” Collins said. Previously, Fritz went on record with her disapproval of the project; however, “I think a lot of work has gone into this, with the developer doing many things...I am prepared to support it.” “Just because I voted against it initially does not mean I cannot support a good development moving forward,” she added. In response to Black’s motion, the town noted it and the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority addressed LID measures for the project in the draft conditions. Too, locating the stormwater management pond on the developer’s lands would be contrary to an earlier agreement signed between the municipality and the developer and endorsed by council. Lastly, location of the pond on the developer’s property would be closer to the water intake area. Bowes previously noted the town takes the matter of water quality very seriously...“we have been in contact with Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection to ensure the required guidelines for source water protection are being met. Council was set to deal with the matter again at its regular meeting on Feb. 13.

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Mississippi Mills hires firm to search for new chief administrative officer BY ASHLEY KULP

akulp@metroland.com

The following are briefs from the Feb. 6 Mississippi Mills council and committee of the whole meetings. The next regular council meeting is Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in council chambers at the Mississippi Mills administration building. Mississippi Mills is moving ahead with the process of hiring a new chief administrative officer (CAO). They endorsed Ravenhill Group Inc. as the firm tasked with an executive search for the top municipal administration job at a cost of $22,800 to the municipality. The breakdown in costs is $21,000 in professional fees and an additional $1,800 for mileage, job postings, etc. Council approved issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) back on Jan. 16, which closed Jan. 31. Five other firms submitted bids, including Odgers Berndtson ($32,500), Leadership Source Inc. ($32,975) and Leaders International ($45,800). The other two did not reach the required scoring on proposals. According to a report from CAO Diane Smithson, Ravenhill Group was the recommended applicant following

an evaluation, not just because they had the lowest price. “They focus 100 per cent of their business on municipal recruitment,” she stated in the report. “They offer a two-year guarantee meaning they will re-undertake the search at their own cost…if the successful candidate does not remain in the position for two years,” Smithson continued. The Town of Carleton Place undertook the services of Ravenhill Group in 2017 when seeking a replacement for retiring CAO Paul Knowles. Mark Jensen was originally hired April 25, 2017, but stepped away from the post, forcing the town to go back to the firm to continue the search. They selected Smithson, who will be leaving March 2 to take on the top job in Carleton Place. Cynthia Moyle joins municipality No stranger to Lanark County, having retired last year as the chief administrative officer with the Township of Beckwith, Cynthia Moyle has joined Mississippi Mills as acting clerk. Moyle was hired on a contract basis to aid the municipality once current CAO, Diane Smithson, departs March 2. She began Feb. 5 and is expected to

work through the transition until the end of June. Clerk Shawna Stone will be assuming interim CAO duties until a permanent replacement has been found. New name for 7B bridge Upon recommendation from the municipality’s heritage committee, Mississippi Mills will rename the 7B bridge, the Cochran Bridge, to honour a historic family in the community. “The Cochrans, who emigrated from Scotland in the early 1800s, have always been an integral part of the Ramsay community,” noted heritage committee member Harold McKay in a report to council. “From the 4-H clubs to the Women’s Institute, to the trustees on the local school board, to helping their neighbours during times of hardship and sorrow…they were always there to help and they served on the North Lanark Agricultural Society for 125 years.” McKay added that the earliest recorded history of farmer and stock raiser, Andrew Cochran, shows the family resided on Concession 7 in Ramsay Township, with many family members owning land on both Con-

cessions 6 and 7, which borders the Indian River and 7B bridge. “Today Donald, Catherine, Adam and Brenda, Andrew, Claude, Marlene, James and Mary, Wenda and Peter, and Alex and Christine Cochran carry on the ownership of the lands,” he said. Council was unanimous in its support for the name change. “It’s not unusual to name bridges after one of our farming families… this falls into that precedent…” said

Mayor Shaun McLaughlin. New trees to be planted at Cedar Hill School House Council supported another recommendation from its heritage committee, to plant new trees in front of the Cedar Hill School House. The trees will replace others affected by disease and were cut down. The plantings will be co-ordinated by the Friends of the Cedar Hill School House.

Beckwith man flees police, facing charges Officers of the Leeds County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation involving an impaired driver that attempted to flee from police. On Feb. 9 at about 12:45 a.m., OPP officers were advised of a disturbance at a gas station on County Road 29 in Elizabethtown – Kitley Township. The driver left the business heading northbound on County Road 29 where he was located by Leeds OPP officers. After the driver refused to stop for police he was safely stopped

by officers and was arrested for failing to stop for police. Further investigation revealed that the driver was driving while his ability was impaired. Thirty-four-year-old Georges Routhier of Beckwith Township has an upcoming court appearance scheduled for March 2 at the Ontario Court of Justice, provincial division in Brockville to answer to Impaired Driving and Flight from Police charges. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police

CHURCH DIRECTORY Please submit all changes for the directory to Cheryl Johnston at 613-706-8334 or email to cheryljohnston@metroland.com

Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge The United Church of Canada Fully Accessible ashtonmunsterchurch.ca for more information Everyone Welcome. Child Care provided.

The Lighthouse

355 Moffatt Street Carleton Place • 613-257-4255 www.facebook.com/LighthouseFMC/ Adult Bible Study Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7 p.m. Monday & Wednesday evening Bible Studies (call for details) Outdoor Prayer Box for anonymous requests Senior Pastor: Doug Anderson

COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 111 Church St. 343-881-1444 commpresbchurch@storm.ca Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Susan McCuan-Harron, Organist & Choir Director

10:00 a.m. - Worship Service & Sunday School Serving the Almonte/Carleton Place Region A warm welcome to all

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., Carleton Place Fr. Cosmas Ajawara, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday 5 p.m. • Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Handicap Access

Holy Name of Mary St. Mary’s Parish Pastor Rev. Paul J. Gaudet 134 Bridge St. Almonte • 613-256-1034

Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 pm • Sunday 9 am & 10:30 am Handicap access Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 - Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 am – SUNDAY WORSHIP & Sunday School Website: www.almonteunited.com Email: office@almonteunited.com Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon (Check Website for Summer Hours) For Transportation call the office.

Reformed Presbyterian Church 273 Almonte St., Almonte Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Weekly small groups and youth group Church Office: 613-256-2816 www.hillsiderpc.ca

St Paul’s Almonte 62 Clyde St., Almonte By the river, we are growing

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you here. Every Sunday at 8:30 am (BCP) and 10:30 am (sung Eucharist) Please consult our web site for details www.stpaulsalmonte.ca

Is something missing? Join us for stimulating Study Groups mid week. Come and join us you will be welcome. Family Service – Sunday, 10am If you are seeking a reason for hope, please connect with us. We have Sunday Services 10:00am–11:15am. Refreshments and fellowship time after the services. 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place For more information please call Rev. Dave Kemp, 613-257-5490. We are a Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing parish in the Anglican Church in North America.

www.eternalhopechurch.org St James Anglican Church

Church meets: Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 Hwy 15, Franktown

Service Time: 10:30am (Children’s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 255-6429 • Email: info@movechurch.ca Web: www.movechurch.ca • Pastor: Chad Monaghan

SATURDAY SERVICES 117 Victoria St. Carleton Place Sabbath School: 9:30 am Divine Service: 11:00 am 613-257-5109 Pastor: Didier Fourny

225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178

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Rector: The Venerable Brian Kauk Assistant Curate: The Rev’d. Rosemary Parker Website - stjamescarletonplace.ca Fully accessible; children welcome at all services!


Now in its third year, Seedy Saturday in Almonte took place on Feb. 10 at the Almonte Civitan Hall. Clockwise from top left: A variety of vegetable, herb, fruit and flower seeds were available for purchase; 11-year-old Emma Hare of Smiths Falls sells her handmade dog toys; seeds galore attracted buyers; and representing the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society, from left, volunteer Janet Cain and director Doreen Harris. Tara Gesner/Metroland

February Newsletter CONNECT. LEARN. SAVE. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES MARCH AND APRIL - Financial Literacy Education at CPHS and Notre Dame Catholic High School The Carleton Place Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce has officially teamed up with Junior Achievement Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka [JA PLM] to provide 1 day Financial Literacy Courses to Carleton Place/Beckwith schools through the 2017/2018 school year and beyond! This year we’re going to continue focus on Economics for Success, following our successful 2016 pilot program. The pilot program went very well thanks to our wonderful group of volunteers. Please consider volunteering with the AIM Group to present this worthwhile education this year. Your expertise and experience as a local business person is invaluable to the students. Part of the “Economics for Success” presentation stresses the value of mentors and role models like you, in positioning our youth for success. The presentation dates for Spring 2018 are CPHS - March 22 and Notre Dame April 20. You will be partnered with another volunteer to present the curriculum for the day, and will receive a 2 hour training session in Carleton Place prior to the delivery date. What’s in it for you? Take 3 minutes now, to learn what’s in it for you, as a JA volunteer. For more information on the Junior Achievers program you can check out http://jacanada.org/program/economics-success and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGp06sKOkvs Please contact the Chamber office at 613-257-1976 if you would like to participate - we know that you will find it to be a rewarding Page design and space generously underwritten by the

experience. Thanks to all of the local businesses who have renewed or taken a membership in January to support the Chamber’s work in 2018:

AED Authority Ltd. Carleton Place Positive Change Centre CP Gymnastics Centre Dixon Massage Therapy Fortress Building Structures Ltd. Gandacar Consulting Ltd Genumark GHS Enterprise The Good Food Tour Investors Group - Cynthia McLaughlin Light Bearers Consultancy Inc. Mortgage Alliance - Joe Scipioni Small Business Consulting Solace Hair Design Titan Home Inspections Whitehouse Perennials Advocacy for the People Paralegal Services All Purpose Towing Apple Hill Towing ASER Small Engine Repair The Beckwith Butcher Black Tartan Kitchen The Blossom Shop Braumeister Brew Company Cambrian Equestrian Centre

Canadian Career Academy Carleton Place Winery Carlson Wagonlit Travel Co-Operators Insurance The Delfi Group Dominos Pizza Exclusive Window Coverings FrontSide Marketing & Communications Inc. Gerbac Law Office Hennemann Stanley Design Jani King of Eastern Ontario Joanne Beaton - Real Estate RLP Kids World Kirk Orthodontics KKI Designs Lakeside Shawarma Law & Orders Mortgage Alliance - Donna MacDonald McDougall Insurance Brokers McIntyre Law Associates McNeely Medical Clinic Michel Germain Parfums Mississippi Flooring NextGen Sign Specialists Randy Hillier M.P.P.

Renewed With Love Bridal Riverview Seniors Residence Ruth Browns Grooming Room Scott Reid MP Seamless Auto Care Smilez Dentistry Swarbrick Law Terry B. Beck Logistics Bird Richard Canadian Golf & Country Club Carleton Place Veterinary Hospital Collins Barrow WCM LLP Enercare/Triacta Power Technologies Inc. Kelly Huibers McNeely Prof. Corp. Mississippi Golf Club Thorbjornsson Group Temple’s Sugar Bush Waterfall Wedding & Event Catering Carleton Uniforms Incorporated Giant Tiger Lake 88.1 New Oak Tree, The RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd. Brokerage Royal Lepage Team Realty Clifford Bergeron Carleton Refrigeration Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Stonefield’s Heritage Farm Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC FreshCo – Carleton Place IDA - Carleton Place Drugmart Mitchell’s Independent Grocer Big Brothers Big Sisters Downtown Carleton Place BIA Carleton Place Public Library Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation Colleen McBride - Real Estate Coveny Masonry Elite Draperies Kelly Hoof Trimming Pathfinder Maps Performance Plus Rehabilitation Centre Lanark County Interval House Mills Community Support Royal Canadian Legion Open Doors of Lanark County Elemental First Aid Sunset Spa and Salon Parrot Partner

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ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD NOTICE Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has applied to renew its natural gas franchise agreement with the Corporation of the Township of Beckwith. Learn more. Have your say. Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for: Submitted photo

Weaver Ellen Good will describe the steps of basic textile production in the homes of Upper Canada’s early settlers on March 10 at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Learn about spinning, weaving in Upper Canada at textile museum Domestic fibre production and processing, which included spinning, dyeing, knitting, and weaving to produce finished textiles, were essential for survival during the early years of settlement in the rugged Canadian wilderness. On Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, weaver Ellen Good will use re-enactment-style photos to describe the steps of basic textile production in the homes of Upper Canada’s early settlers. She will also demonstrate the huge impact of these activities (usually carried out by woman and girls at home) on the social and economic development of the emerging country. Ellen established her home studio in Ompah, Ont. in 1981 after receiving a bachelor of fine arts in textile design from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has been producing unique and limited production textiles ever since. She has worked extensively with specialized dye techniques, such as ikat and loom controlled shibori to create colourful patterns in handwoven fabric. Her work has been sold at local craft shows and galleries and she has taught weaving and dyeing at guilds, schools and conferences. From 2001 to 2005 she was co-ordinator of the

MERA (McDonald’s Corners and Elphin Recreation and Arts) Heritage Weaving Project in McDonald’s Corners. The project involved the development of a training program to teach local women production weaving. The MERA weavers continue to produce handwoven items in the studio established in the MERA community centre during the program. In September of 2006, Ellen curated an exhibition of pioneer textile production artifacts at the Rideau Canal Museum in Smiths Falls. The exhibit became the basis for the book, Fabrics of Pioneer Life: Tools of the Textile Arts, authored by Ellen and published with help from the Ontario Arts Council. In 2009, Ellen represented the Frontenac area at the Eastern Ontario Artists Marketplace at the spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto and was also awarded the first, juried MERA Award for Excellence in Fine Art or Fine Crafts. She was also a featured artisan at Cornerstone Fine Crafts in Kingston. From 2012 to 2017 she worked at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ont. as a period re-enactor and interpreter of weaving, spinning, and dying as it was done in a domestic setting in the mid-1800s. Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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1. The renewal of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Corporation of the Township of Beckwith which would grant to Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. the right to build, operate and add to the gas distribution system and to distribute, store and transmit natural gas for a period of 20 years. 2. An order that the agreement of the municipal voters of the Corporation of the Township of Beckwith is not required in relation to renewing the natural gas franchise agreement. 3. An interim order granting the extension of the term of the right to construct or operate works for the distribution of gas in the Corporation of the Township of Beckwith and of the right to extend or add to such works for a period required to permit the Ontario Energy Board sufficient time to process the renewal request. THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD IS HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will hold a public hearing to consider Enbridge Gas’ requests. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide whether to grant Enbridge Gas’ requests. The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency. We make decisions that serve the public interest. Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that provides you with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost. CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY In order to distribute natural gas in Ontario, a person must comply with the requirements of the Municipal Franchises Act. This Act requires that a person that intends to distribute natural gas within a municipality must first receive approval from the OEB, in the form of a certificate of public convenience and necessity. Where the OEB has issued a certificate for an area but there is currently no natural gas distribution service, another person can apply for a certificate to serve that area. BE INFORMED AND HAVE YOUR SAY You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process. • You can review the application filed by Enbridge Gas on the OEB’s website now. • You can file a letter with your comments, which will be considered during the hearing. • You can become an active participant (called an intervenor). Apply by February 26, 2018 or the hearing will go ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of the proceeding. • At the end of the process, review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on our website. The OEB does not intend to provide for an award of costs for this hearing. LEARN MORE Our file number for this case is EB-2018-0089. To learn more about this hearing, find instructions on how to file letters or become an intervenor, or to access any document related to this case, please enter the file number EB-2018-0089 on the OEB website: www.oeb.ca/participate. You can also phone our Consumer Relations Centre at 1-877-632-2727 with any questions. ORAL VS. WRITTEN HEARINGS There are two types of OEB hearings – oral and written. The OEB intends to proceed with this application by way of a written hearing. If you think an oral hearing is needed, you can write to the OEB to explain why by February 26, 2018. PRIVACY If you write a letter of comment, your name and the content of your letter will be put on the public record and the OEB website. However, your personal telephone number, home address and email address will be removed. If you are a business, all your information will remain public. If you apply to become an intervenor, all information will be public. This hearing will be held under sections 9(3),9(4) and 10(4) of the Municipal Franchises Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.55

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Connected to Your Community - A/CP13 - Thursday, February 15, 2018


Carleton Place planning initiatives to keep residents better informed BY TARA GESNER

tgesner@metroland.com

The following are issues discussed or brought up by Carleton Place council during the corporate services, community issues and planning and protection committee meetings, held Jan. 23. There are a number of ways in which Carleton Place residents can keep informed with what is happening at town hall. In a report to council members, communications co-ordinator Amanda Charania highlighted a handful of communication initiatives planned for 2018. The town will soon publish its 2017 review on social media, in Municipal Matters, on its website (carletonplace. ca) and more. The piece offers each municipal department a chance to highlight projects undertaken last year, as well as look ahead to planned initiatives in 2018. A budget breakdown per department will be included. The town’s website is receiving a design and functionality refresh. “Mobile compatibility will be an important consideration in this redesign,” along with “the ease of users obtaining information,” Charania explained. Each Wednesday, Charania and deputy clerk Stacey Blair will release a brief summary of Tuesday’s council and committee meetings. Residents can access the information via an email subscription service. For the benefit of council, a quarterly communications report is planned, giving an overview of website analytics, waste collection app data and social media engagement. Charania will be going through the plethora of data collected in 2017 by way of the town website’s search bar, which will be assembled into a report. “This document will make it easier to identify the ‘popular’ content being sought out on our website,” she noted. The information will also prove helpful with the website’s redesign. With a municipal election planned for Oct. 22 this year, Charania and Blair have been working diligently on a plan and timeline for delivery of key information to residents. The report also emphasized the

Bright Ideas initiative, a short list of important projects planned for 2018. The document “gives a summary of the project, estimated timeline for delivery and bullet points that identify the impact of the project on the community,” Charania noted. She added: “This document can be used by council and/or staff to bring attention to and highlight some of the monumental projects being undertaken this year and to build some interest and excitement about these projects in the community. It will be used as a guide for media releases, social media posts and YouTube videos when releasing content relevant to each project.” New doors Wilson Carpentry will replace the doors at the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum for $3,275 plus tax. Two bids were received for the work: Wilson Carpentry and Moonlight Glass, $3,820 plus tax. The current wooden doors will be replaced with steel clad doors. In warm weather the doors swell and do not shut properly. During the cold months they shrink and cause a considerable draft. Budget approved Council members approved a 1.9 per cent levy change for Downtown Carleton Place’s (DCP) 2018 budget. DCP businesses pay a tax no other businesses in Carleton Place pay. In return, the money is intended to assist and promote the downtown business area. During DCP’s annual general meeting on Jan. 15, treasurer Sean Lawrence noted his organization’s levy in 2018 is $158,100. Committee updates Coun. Sean Redmond, council’s representative on the municipal heritage committee, noted the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum’s Underwear and Unmentionables exhibit opens on Feb. 6 and continues until April 7. “Unfortunately, we had a bit of a delay,” he said. The museum, located at 267 Edmund St., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Coun. Ross Trimble sits on the Carleton Place & District Youth Centre board. “At our last meeting, we heard the Orange Door campaign at Home Depot raised almost $30,000 for us,”

he said. The Orange Door Project is the Home Depot Canada Foundation’s response to ending youth homelessness. Moreover, the youth centre received a $5,000 grant from the Ontario RE-

ALTORS Care Foundation, and a holiday campaign at Home Depot raised $3,700. “We are hoping to expand some of our programs with this money,” Trimble said.

www.twp.beckwith.on.ca

The meeting dates are as follows: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

1:00 PM Immed. Following 7:00 PM

Finance Public Works Recreation

Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Councillor Brian Dowdall Reeve Richard Kidd

THE BECKWITH YOUTH COMMITTEE IS HOSTING A…. MARCH MELT DOWN Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – Fun for all Ages!! 8:30am – 10:30am Pancake Breakfast at the Brunton Community Hall, 1702 9th Line Beckwith 10:30 am Group Cross Country Ski for the whole family 10:30am – 2:00pm Free Activities at the Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line Beckwith: Horse Drawn Sleigh/Wagon Rides, Bonfire & Music, Canteen, Tug of War, Scavenger Hunt, Snow Painting, Ice Building Blocks, Digging for Treasures, Obstacle Course, Bean Bag Toss, Tobogganing (Bring your Toboggan) & more! 1:00pm – 2:00pm Free Public Skating at the Beckwith Recreation Complex, 1319 9th Line Beckwith Chili Cook Off Register your pot of Chili in the Annual Chili Cook off. Forms can be found online www.twp.beckwith.on.ca under Beckwith Youth Committee or filled out on event day.

BECKWITH CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB GROUP CROSS COUNTRY SKI Every Sunday

Meet at 11:00 A.M. Winter Picnic – Pack a lunch Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail Beckwith Park ~ 1319 9th Line Beckwith *All Ages Welcome* For more information, please contact the Beckwith Township Recreation Department at 613-257-1539 or cmcgregor@twp.beckwith.on.ca

EXPLORE BECKWITH TOWNSHIP

SHOW HOURS: Thursday • 11am - 7pm Friday • 11am - 7pm Saturday • 9am - 7pm Sunday • 10am - 5pm ADMISSION:

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Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills supports Interval House The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills presented a cheque for $3,500 to Lanark County Interval House at its most recent meeting. The money comes from the profit made by the Women’s Fair held last November in the Carleton Place Arena. The club has taken over management of the fair, and intends to operate it each year. Planning is already underway for 2018. The club now has four major fundraisers each year.

On April 6, we will offer a Casino Night at the Carleton Place Canoe Club. The annual mushroom compost sale, which is now in its 14th year, will be held at the end of April. In October, we will hold the annual “Just Because” sale of roses, which is in its 13th year. The Women’s Fair will be held on Nov. 3. All the money the club raises is donated to charitable causes. 85 per cent goes to local charities such as Lanark County Interval House and the Lanark Community Pro-

grams, and 15 per cent goes to international projects such as the elimination of polio. We meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. Visitors are welcome, and we are always looking for new members to help in these projects that benefit the community. For more information, please visit the club website at www.carletonplacerotary.ca, on Facebook, or email rotarycpmm@gmail.com. Submitted by the Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills

The Rotary Club of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills made a $3,500 donation to Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) recently, proceeds from the 2017 Women’s Fair. From left: Rotary club members Mike Jeays, Ernie Rowe, Sarah Bingham, David Cousineau, Brenda MacDonald-Rowe, Eric Hammond, Kathy Cousineau and LCIH representative, Christine Jones.

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Offensive surge from Canadians blueline helps beat Kemptville The Carleton Place Canadians used a strong power play and four goals from their defencemen to beat the Kemptville 73’s on Saturday by a 6-2 score. Brett Thorne had a pair of goals in the first period, while Travis Broughman (one goal, two assists) and Geoff Kitt (three assists) led the Canadians in points. A night after coming in for relief of Jeremie Forget, Michael Leach stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced to get the victory. Thorne opened the scoring with a power-play goal 13:00 into the first period. The Canadians defenceman snuck down from his spot along the blue-line to the far post and Broughman slipped a pass through the 73’s defenders for an easy tap-in goal for Thorne. Thorne made it 2-0 for the Canadians in the final minute of the period with a long wrist shot from the line that appeared to get deflected

right in front of Cooper Lukenda and ramped up and past the Kemptville goalie. The second period was all special-teams goals. Charlie Kiefer made it a one-goal game with a power-play goal for Kemptville early in the middle period. Sam Knoblauch restored the two-goal advantage with a goal while shorthanded before Broughman scored on the man advantage to give the Canadians a 4-1 lead going to the third period. Noah Tooke extended the lead less than three minutes into the final period, wiring a slap shot past Lukenda on the glove-side. Garrett Meyer scored the 73’s second goal of the game but 1:32 later, Joshua Gagne scored with the third power play goal for the Canadians. Gagne one-timed the Nick Pryce pass and his slap shot beat Lukenda past his blocker. With the victory, and the

shoot-out loss by the Ottawa Jr. Senators, the Canadians now have a 10-point lead atop the CCHL standings. Ottawa has a game in hand, but the magic number of points for Carleton Place to clinch the top seed for the playoffs is now down to nine – either through wins of its own or through some help from Ottawa losing games. Carleton Place will nearly have a week between games as it returns to action on Friday, Feb. 16 to face the Brockville Braves at the Brockville Memorial Centre to start a stretch of three games in four days. The Canadians and Braves make their way to the Carleton Place Arena on Feb. 18, the Sunday after they play in Brockville, before the Canadians host the Smiths Falls Bears Family Day Monday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. Submitted by Daniel Vazzoler, director of media relations, Carleton Place Canadians

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The 20th annual Captain Hooper IODE bonspiel was held at the Carleton Place Curling on Feb.3, the event welcomed 14 teams and 56 players to the ice. The annual event raised approximately $2,000 for a number of local charities in Carleton Place and Almonte. Above, it was a full house in the first end as Brenda McNeely and Gerry Andrews try to sweep away some of the rocks.

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by Al Roberts, Managing Director Since I joined the AGH FVM Foundation two and a half years ago, I’ve met hundreds of wonderful, amazing people. Of all those people, I don’t think anyone that I’ve met quite represents the reason to support quality health care close to home as well as the late Rita Hickey, who passed away last month at the age of 93.

had her hair done, other times asking her about who was visiting with her that day or what she was having with her coffee?

As Managing Director of the Foundation, my office sits just inside the Hospital’s front entrance. This allows me to meet and speak with dozens of people each day, some are patients, others are family members visiting patients, others are staff, volunteers, contractors, and delivery people. I’m often asked if having my door so close to the entrance and usually left wide open doesn’t result in constant interruptions. I usually answer that the reward for those occasional interruptions is all of the interesting people that I get to meet, some of whom will share their hospital story with me. That’s how I first met Rita Hickey. A long-time resident on the Rosamond Unit, Mrs. Hickey was in the sitting area in the Hospital lobby, outside my door, almost every day around 3 p.m., visiting with one of her eight sons, daughter-in-laws, or

grandchildren. The 3 p.m. visit was just one of the times that her dedicated family checked in on “Grandma” every day. At 3 p.m. most often Greg, but sometimes Tony or Cheri, would bring her coffee and a brownie or cookie and sit and talk with her. If the weather was nice, they’d go outside so Mrs. Hickey could get some fresh air. It was a daily routine for her, and truth be told for me too. I tried never to miss an opportunity to say hi to Mrs. Hickey, sometimes complimenting her if she’d Connected to Your Community - A/CP16 - Thursday, February 15, 2018

According to son Des, “During our visits with Mom she never failed to mention how ‘lucky she was’. Due to her health and constantly fighting infections in her legs she could have been upset, or have a negative outlook but she never complained and was always counting her blessings. I would ask her from time to time what she meant when she said how ‘lucky she was’? Her response was that she was so lucky to have as many visits from family and friends and so lucky for the quality of care she was receiving. We were at ease knowing Mom was so close and being taken care of so well, It was quality healthcare close to home.” I miss seeing Mrs. Hickey every day. Her smile, especially when surrounded by her family, reinforced to me every day that quality health care, close to home, is something to be cherished and nurtured by everyone in the Mississippi Mills family. She deserved excellent care and we can all help contribute to that excellence.


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ADHS graduate now coaching university basketball From the time she was in ninth grade, Almonte and District High School graduate Rachel Van Woezik knew she wanted to continue with basketball in university. She succeeded with that accomplishment, first as a player and now as a coach. Van Woezik enrolled at Laurentian University in Sudbury in the fall of 2013. It was there that she joined the Laurentian Voyageurs Varsity team as a red shirt freshman. That meant she could train with the team but would not play in games, and therefore, not lose a year of eligibility. During that season she was battling an injured Achilles tendon that forced her in and out of practice. After her red shirt year, Van Woezik elected to transfer to North Bay and join the Nipissing Lakers for their inaugural season. “I think at Nipissing trying to build something and be a part of something new is pretty special and it was better for me,” she stated. Unfortunately, she suffered a more devastating injury in North Bay. “I tore my ACL and I think that is when the transition started for me. Spending so much time on the sideline made me realize I am passionate about team dynamic and management of people,” Van

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Former Almonte and District High School graduate Rachel Van Woezik is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Nipissing University Lakers. She is set to graduate from Nipissing this spring. Woezik added. After 15 years as a player that also included time with the Naismith Gaels, Arnprior Pride and Ottawa Shooting Stars, the 22-year-old joined the Nipissing Lakers staff as an assistant coach for the start of

the 2017-18 season. For first year head coach Katie Hamilton, adding an assistant that played for the Lakers will be valuable help for recruiting players. “The first thing I suggest is that it is such a small school, getting to know your professors’ one-on-one is incredible. Even though the program has been going for a couple of years now, we are still new, and players that come here will look back on being a part of building the program as a positive experience,” Van Woezik noted. With an enrollment of less than 6,000 students, Nipissing is second only to Algoma for the smallest school in Ontario with a basketball program. Van Woezik will graduate this spring with a degree in physical and health education. She has applied for a master’s program to study kinesiology with a focus in sports psychology. “I am currently researching team dynamic and will continue to during my master’s. I would be happy if I can make a living doing research in that area. I would also love to be a head coach for a university basketball team, that is the end goal.” Submitted by Chris Lethbridge

Seeking New Board Members Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) is accepting applications for positions on the Board of Directors, beginning June 2018. CPDMH’s Board provides leadership and strategic direction while overseeing key aspects of hospital performance. To complement existing skills on the Board, a financial or healthcare background, change management and/or previous experience as a member of a board or in a senior leadership role are desirable. Board members must be at least 18 years of age and must live or work within Carleton Place, Beckwith, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands Mississippi Mills or West Ottawa. Current or former (within 2 years) employees or members of the Professional staff and their spouses, children, parents or siblings are not eligible to serve. The Nominating Committee will interview potential candidates and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval.

Application forms are available through the office of the President & CEO at 613-253-3824 or online at www.cpdmh.ca. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 5, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest in serving CPDMH. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

A Year of Giving - Thank You to Our Auxiliary We see them everywhere at CPDMH - greeting patients and visitors at the front door, working in the gift shop, supporting staff, and helping patients find their way. The men and women in the blue vests are the CPDMH Auxiliary - all offering a helping hand wherever needed. There are 102 volunteers at CPDMH and they donated more than 10,400 hours of service this past year. But volunteers play another important role at CPDMH. They raise money for patient care equipment, which is not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Through programs such as the River of Life donation wall, the HELPP Lottery at Giant Tiger, special events and Gift Shop revenues, these industrious community members are truly making a difference. In fact, in the past two years, the CPDMH Auxiliary donated close to $70,000 to purchase patient care equipment such as a fluid and blood warmer; a blanket warmer; a patient lift and a knee post holder. The fluid and blood warmer is used in Emergency for trauma and hypothermic patients. The blanket warmer is used to keep post-operative and emergency patients warm. The patient lift helps non-ambulatory patients get out of bed safely. And the knee post holder ensures a patient’s knee is stabilized during knee surgery. “On behalf of the patients who have and who will benefit from the equipment the Auxiliary has funded, thank you. We are so grateful for the gifts of time and talent that allow the Hospital to purchase modern up-to-date equipment,” notes Mary Wilson Trider, President & CEO.

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For the last 12 years, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 in Carleton Place has hosted its Community Breakfast. On Feb. 10, dozens of residents came out for a full breakfast of eggs, potatoes, toast, bacon, sausage, beans and pancakes, along with coffee, tea and juice. The cost per person: $8. Left: Legion members working hard in the kitchen at 177 George St., from left, Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, first vice president Danny Compton and president Peter Schaffer. Above: Greeting hungry residents on Saturday, from left, legion members Ruth Illingworth and Keevin Moore.

Municipal Matters • February 15, 2018

MEETINGS OF COUNCIL Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00p.m Corporate Services Committee Followed by: Community Issues Committee Followed by: Planning and Protection Committee (if required)

WASTE COLLECTION  FAMILY DAY: FEBRUARY 19, 2018 Due to Family Day being a holiday, garbage & recycling collection will occur on Tuesday February 20th, 2018. For more information about garbage & recycling collection in the Town of Carleton Place, please visit our website, www.carletonplace.ca or download the free Carleton Place Waste Solutions App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to receive information & reminders about waste and recycling collection.

CARLETON PLACE PUBLIC LIBRARY Join us Friday, March 2 at 6:30pm at the Carleton Place Public Library for “Local Authors Exposed: The Truth about Publishing”. This will be a light-hearted evening featuring authors David Mulholland, Sandra Nikolai, Joelle HubnerMcLean, and Claudia Radmore, along with moderator Linda Seccaspina, where we’ll uncover the wide variety of roads taken to become published. Tickets are $5 at the Carleton Place Library. All proceeds go toward our Children’s Summer Literacy Tutoring program. Call 257-2702 for more information. Looking for a family-friendly event during the March Break? The Carleton Place Public Library is pleased to bring “Eccentric Adam” to the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 15 at 10am. Comedy, magic and more! Tickets on sale now at the library for $3 each, or $4 at the door. Call 2572702 for more information.

SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Carleton Place Public Works Department is currently accepting resumes for summer student positions. Applicants must be minimum 16 years of age. Applicants must also be returning to school in September. Detailed job descriptions can be accessed at www.carletonplace.ca/ employmentopportunities Public Works Student Labourer(s)

Duties Include: 1. Perform maintenance of the road system including sidewalks and parking lots under the direction of municipal staff members; 2. Perform maintenance of the roadside and other town owned property including signage, leaf collection, tree trimming & removals, debris collection, and grass cutting; 3. Assist staff as necessary on Public Works activities; 4. Assist with required maintenance of Public Works equipment; 5. Maintain a clean work environment including the Public Works Maintenance Facility and common spaces; 6. Abide by all safety regulations and legislation; and 7. Complete daily timesheets. Required Skills: • Must be returning to school; • Must attend mandatory safety training • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with coworkers and interact with the Public; • Consideration will be given to those who possess a valid G2 driver’s license.

Submit your cover letter (indicating availability) and resume by email to Human Resources (hr@carletonplace.ca). Submissions can be emailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope at 175 Bridge Street before March 7, 2018 at noon. When emailing your application, please ensure your cover letter and résumé are submitted in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf ) file format. Email subject line should include your name and job title for the position which you are applying for. The Town of Carleton Place is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code. Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of determining suitability for this competition only and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.

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Municipal Matters February 15, 2018

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS

TENDER NO. 1810 ENTRANCEWAY SIGNAGE

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Council Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Council All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated. Agendas posted to www.mississippimills.ca or subscribe to our newsfeed to have this information delivered right to your email in-box. TO SUBSCRIBE: Visit http://www.mississippimills.ca/en/news/ subscribe.aspx

GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION

There will be NO changes to the garbage and recycling collection during the week of February 19, 2018.

Quotes must be completed on the prescribed form and returned in a sealed envelope, clearly marked: Attention: Diane Smithson, CAO Municipality of Mississippi Mills 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, ON. K0A 1A0 Tenders will be received until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Tenders will be publicly opened at the Municipal Office immediately following tender closing at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The Municipality reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders or accept all or any part thereof. For further information, please contact Diane Smithson, CAO at 613-256-2064 Ext. 225 or by email at dsmithson@mississippimills.ca

2018 INTERIM TAX NOTICE

2018 SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Summer student positions are available with the Municipality of Mississippi Mills for the 2018 summer season. Deadline for applications is 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, March 8, 2018. For more information visit www.mississippimills.ca/en/townhall/employment.

The 2018 interim tax bills have been mailed and are due Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Please note that the tax rates for 2018 have not yet been set, therefore the interim bill is calculated at 40% of 2017 tax rates. If you own property in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills and did not receive a tax bill please contact the Municipal Office at 613-256-2064.

ALMONTE DAYCARE CENTRE & SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS require a

Supply R.E.C.E. Teacher & Supply Assistant Teacher Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter outlining the position they are applying for and their qualifications. Thank you to all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Please submit resume to the attention of: Karen Kane, Director Almonte Daycare Centre 208 State Street Almonte, Ont., KOA 1AO kkane@mississippimills.ca

QUOTE FOR VEHICLE KROWN 2018

Sealed quotes on forms supplied by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Roads and Public Works Department will be received by the Director of Roads and Public Works, at the Municipal Office located at 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte until 12:00pm local time, on February 22, 2018 for the“Municipality of Mississippi Mills – Vehicle Krown 2018”. To obtain a copy of the quote form email chartwick@ mississippimills.ca.

OPEN HOUSES CONCERNING PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 21 FIVE YEAR COMMUNITY OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will hold Open Houses pursuant to Sections 17(16) and 17(17) of the Planning Act, respecting the Municipality’s Five Year Community Official Plan Review.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Almonte Old Town Hall Auditorium, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte

Policies impacting Almonte Ward and Subdivisions

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Clayton Community Centre, 147 Linn Bower Ln, Clayton, ON K0A 1P0

Policies impacting Rural / Hamlets / Natural Heritage System / Environment

Tender 18-11 Tenders must be completed on forms supplied for the services listed on the Tender document, and returned in a sealed envelope, clearly marked: Attention: Fire Chief Pascal Meunier, Mississippi Mills Fire Department, 3131 Old Perth Road, PO Box 400, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0, Tender No. 18-11, “Fire Apparatus Pumper-Tanker” and dated. Consideration will not be given to the Tender if received later than 11:00 a.m., local time on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. The Municipality reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders or accept all or any part thereof. Copies of the tender package may be received at no charge by contacting the Mississippi Mills Fire Department at (613) 256-1589 Ext 4 or by email request to fireadmin@mississippimills.ca or by visiting www.mississippimills.ca

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Stewart Community Centre, 112 MacFarlane St., Pakenham ON K0A 1A0

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2018 SURFACE TREATMENT PROGRAM

Thursday, March 29, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Almonte Community Centre, Upper Hall, 182 Bridge St., Almonte ON K0A 1A0

A general session for questions pertaining to any policies within the Community Official Plan

OPEN HOUSES: DATES AND TIMES The purpose of the Open Houses is to provide the public with the opportunity to review and ask questions about the information and material, including a copy of the current proposed plan, with representatives of the Municipality in an informal setting.

Section 26(1) of the Planning Act, requires that official plans be reviewed and updated not less frequently than every five years. The Municipality of Mississippi Mills’present Community Official Plan was adopted by Council December 13, 2005 and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing August 29, 2006. The Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan Five Year Review will update and refine the goals, objectives, policies and schedules of the existing Community Official Plan in keeping with Provincial Policies and the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, as amended by the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006. A key map is not provided as the Official Plan Amendment applies to the entire Municipality of Mississippi Mills. A copy of the plan amendment and information and material is available to the public for inspection at the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, Building and Planning Department, 3131 Old Perth Road, Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, 155 High Street, Almonte, and Pakenham Branch, 128 MacFarlane Street, Pakenham. FOR MORE INFORMATION about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0; Ph. (613) 256-2064 Fax (613) 256-4887 Website: www.mississippimills.ca Dated at Mississippi Mills this 2nd day of February, 2018. Diane Smithson, B. Comm, Dipl.M.M., CMO Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Mississippi Mills Connected to Your Community - A/CP19 - Thursday, February 15, 2018

CONTRACT No. 18-02 The work included within this contract shall include pulverizing, grading and surface treatment of Part A - Concession 12 South, Pakenham, from Kinburn Side Road, traveling Southerly 2,950m ending 120m North of Needham Side Road, in the Ward of Pakenham, Part B – Concession 12 South, Pakenham, From 1,440m South of Needham Side Road, 1,690m Southerly to Panmure Road, Part C – McArton Road, From Appleton Side Road, 2,900m Easterly to Golden Line road and Part D – Old Perth Road, From 200m East of Concession 4A to 800m West of Concession 4A. It should be noted that Part C is a shared costing project, and is provisional based on budgetary approval by Beckwith Township. SEALED TENDERS on forms supplied by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Roads and Public Works Department will be received by the CAO, at the Municipal Office located at 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte until 1:30pm local time, on February 22, 2018 for the “Tender for Municipality of Mississippi Mills, 2018 Surface Treatment Program – Contract No. 18-02”. Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipal Office building immediately following the tender closing. To receive a copy of the tender document please email chartwick@mississippimills.ca. For further information please contact; Cory Smith Roads and Public Works Technologist Telephone: (613) 256-2064 x 229 Facsimile: (613) 256-4242 E-mail: csmith@mississippimills.ca


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*$3,750 Limited time lease offer valid to eligible lessees in Canada who obtained credit approval and enter into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from February 1, 2018 –February 28, 2018 of a select new or demonstrator 2018 MY Chevrolet vehicle. 2018 MY vehicles not eligible for this offer are Spark LS, Malibu L, Colorado 2SA, Camaro ZL1 and Bolt EV. Total Lease Value consist of $1,500 manufacturer-to-dealer New Year Lease Bonus (tax-exclusive), the GM Card Application Bonus (tax-inclusive), and may include manufacturer-to-dealer lease cash (tax exclusive) (“Lease Cash”). Lease Cash applies to select vehicles and value depends on model purchased: $1,500 on new 2018 Spark (excl LS), Sonic, Malibu (excl L), Camaro (excl ZL1), Corvette, Volt, Equinox, Traverse, Silverado HD, Tahoe, Suburban, Express, City Express; $2,000 on new 2018 Silverado LD Reg Cab, Colorado (excl 2SA); $2,500 on new 2018 Trax, Silverado LD Double Cab; $2,750 on new 2018 Silverado LD Crew Cab. GM Card Application Bonus applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card or current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders. GM Card Application Bonus credit value depends on model purchased: $500 GM Card Bonus on new 2018 Sonic, Cruze, Malibu (excl 1VL), Camaro (excl ZL1), Volt, Equinox, Trax (excl 1SV); $750 GM Card Bonus on new 2018 Impala, Corvette, Colorado (excl 2SA), Traverse, City Express, Express; $1,000 GM Card Bonus on new 2018 Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado LD & HD. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Conditions and limitations apply. Void where prohibited. See Dealer for full program details. GM Canada reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition 4X4 Lease: Lease based on a purchase price of $46,425 for a 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition 4X4, includes $3,870 CDA, $2,000 Lease Cash Bonus and $1,000 GM card application bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (taxes included). Biweekly payment is $185 for 48 months at 2.5% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,200 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $22,482. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $20,003. 2018 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab Lease: Lease based on a purchase price of $41,285 for a 2018 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab, includes $500 CDA, $1,500 Lease Cash Bonus and $750 GM card application bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (taxes included). Bi-weekly payment is $179 for 48 months at 2.5% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,350 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $21,984. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $19,359. 0/72 Finance: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada on select vehicles from February 1 to February 28, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on eligible 2018 Chevrolet models: Silverado 1500. Other trims may have effective rates higher than 0%. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $40,000 financed at 0% nominal rate (0% APR) equals $555.56 monthly for 72 months. Total Value consists of $3,870 manufacturer-todealer (tax exclusive) delivery credit, $2,100 manufacturer-to-dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) and $1,000 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive). Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $40,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. Visit onstar.ca for vehicle availability. Services and connectivity vary by model and conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. Requires active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T or its local service provider. Accessory Power must be active to use the Wi-Fi hotspot.

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