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Community sees plans for Don Maynard Park, Block 42 BY ASHLEY KULP
There was a steady stream of visitors to Almonte Old Town Hall Feb. 13 as residents had the chance to view concept plans for the development of Don Maynard Park (Block 40) and the adjacent land known as Block 42. The Municipality of Mississippi Mills held a public information centre at the town hall, which was moderated by Mike Coxon, for the purpose of gathering information from residents and providing an opportunity to unveil concept plans for the potential development of the parkland. As they signed in, guests were given stickers to place on their preferred option. "At the end of the day, this meeting is essentially informal and it's an opportunity to interact with people who have proposed the various options," Coxon commented. "I encourage council to be open to emails and comments so that your voices are heard." The municipality created six options, with all lots fronting on Gale Street: Option B (five 60-foot lots with a 25-foot buffer between existing homes with the park assuming Block 42); Option C (six 50-foot lots with a 20-foot buffer between homes on the left and a 30-foot buffer to the left and the park assuming Block 42); Option D (six lots with a 51.8 foot buffer in the middle as a pathway leading into
Residents prepare to place stickers on their preferred option for the development of Don Maynard Park during Mississippi Mills’ public information centre on the park Feb. 13 at Almonte Old Town Hall. the park on Block 42); Option E (five lots with a 103.7 foot buffer leading into the park); Option E1 and E2 were the same with six 50-foot lots created and a 51.8 foot buffer to the right or the left). Residents were also invited to submit concept plans with the following requirements: the plans must include a minimum of five to six lots on road frontage on a public street and the park footprint had to stay as close
in size to the existing Don Maynard Park. "The lots created are keeping with the other lots within the subdivision. The park will be at least equal in size to what's existing and the lots had to be on open road frontage," explained Mississippi Mills CAO Diane Smithson. "...Council has also committed that the houses be on 50 to 60-foot lots with R1 or R2 designation, so that would mean single family or
semi-detached homes, in keeping with similar homes in the neighbourhood. There will be no high rises." She said the purpose of the lots is to secure $300,000 for the Gemmill Park Campus project, which will see a "splash pad, skateboard park, accessible washroom facility and pathway." Council has also committed $100,000 in 2017 for development of the remaining Don Maynard Park, "whatever the layout is," she said, adding that if there are funds leftover, the monies will be put towards other parks within the municipality. "Council felt it was important to invest in Don Maynard Park because there hasn't been much invested to this point," Smithson added. However, Coun. Alex Gillis has been vocal about his distaste for any sort of development on Don Maynard Park or Block 42. "I'm totally against it," he pointed out, but said "any option that would preserve some greenspace on Gale Street would be preferred." "That's what defines their neighbourhood. It would be a big loss in the definition of their neighbourhood," Gillis added, noting he was in attendance for the park's dedication in 2003, when the community finally received their park which had previously been "a field of weeds."
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Lanark County endorses councillor to seek position on FCM board BY ASHLEY KULP
In order to bring Lanark County's voice to the national table, county council will seek a position on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors. Councillors endorsed submitting the name of Coun. Richard Kidd (Beckwith Reeve) during the Feb. 8 county council session. There is presently a vacancy on the board for an Ontario representative for the 2016-
2017 term and if successful, Kidd would be a member from February to June 2017. "I put my name forward originally under the Township of Beckwith... but with the county name behind it, it might be a better thing," Kidd noted. "Certainly, if the county wants to endorse my name to go there, we (Beckwith) would split the costs with the county." There are 75 elected municipal officials sitting on the FCM board of directors, which represent every prov-
ince and territory in Canada; Ontario accounts for 16 of those members. Coun. Jane Torrance (Mississippi Mills councillor) said she saw the benefit in having representation from Lanark County. "There's a better chance coming from the upper tier than the lower tier and I think Richard would be well received," she stated, noting that Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack was the last person from the area who ran for the position. "There wasn't the numbers there at the time and he wasn't
County approves financial support of award Council passed a motion approving a contribution of $1,000 in support of the Rideau Corridor Awards Program, which is to be led by county staff as part of the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy. The program celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Rideau Canal's inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage site list and is also in honour of Canada's 150th birthday. A report by planning administrator Mary Kirkham at the economic development committee meeting last month indicated the goal is "to recognize, honour and promote good design, environmental stewardship
and economic development through public and youth engagement that serves to protect, enhance, promote and celebrate the heritage character and sustainability of the Rideau Canal corridor." Award categories include environmental stewardship, design, heritage conservation and promotion, community building, economic development and youth. The competition is open to all individuals; children and youth up to age 18; schools; businesses; community groups; and organizations within the 13 municipalities along the Rideau Canal corridor. A call for nomina-
tions will be advertised with a deadline in May or June and an awards ceremony in September. Watch for more information about project eligibility and submission requirements through Parks Canada (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/ rideau/plan/sacr-rcls.aspx) and on websites of member organizations, including Ottawa, Kingston, the three counties and local municipalities along the Rideau Canal, conservation authorities and the National Capital Commission. For more information, contact Kirkham at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1520. Submitted by Lanark County
elected." "I think if there's any interest from this part of eastern Ontario and small municipalities, we have to try," Torrance added. "...At FCM, we all have to make an effort to go out and vote." This isn't the first time Kidd has put his name forward, Coun. Sharon Mousseau (Beckwith Deputy Reeve) indicated. "Things often happen at the higher level and sometimes you have to put your name in a couple of times before things happen," she said. "But the fact that his name is in there, is great." However, Coun. Aubrey Churchill (Drummond-North Elmsley Reeve), wasn't sure he wanted to see the county shell out the costs to attend board meetings and FCM's annual conference. This year's annual conference is to be held in Ottawa June 1 to 4. "Take a look at how much we've received and what we get from FCM in this area and add it up. It might be close to zero or a little more," he pointed out. "...When it comes to rural Ontario, you'd almost think we
didn't exist." "If Richard wants to go and pay half the bill, I might be willing to support it," Churchill continued. Coun. Shaun McLaughlin agreed with Churchill. "I'm pretty much in the same boat as Aubrey in this one," he admitted. "I see FCM as a mouthpiece for larger municipalities. Lanark County is just a drop in the bucket." "I think anytime members of this council put their names forward, I see it as a development of us, collectively, as a group," added Coun. Louis Antonakos (Carleton Place Mayor). "For one reason, if they don't know us, they sure as hell will. If we don't have anyone there, they will continue to not know us." After some discussion, county council was in agreement to endorse Kidd to seek the position. "Congratulations, Richard," noted Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve). "This is open to all of Ontario, to put their names forward, just so you know," Kidd added.
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Lanark County recognizing cottage community with Legacy Cottage "Canada's 150th anniversary provides a great opportunity to honour those families who have been cottaging on Lanark County's lakes and rivers for 50 years or more, some as long as 125 years," said Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve). "When the idea of a Legacy Cottage Program was presented to Lanark County Council, every municipality enthusiastically endorsed the idea." The program will recognize cottages that have been in families for 50, 75, 100, or 125 years with a Legacy Cottage designation. It is commemorative in nature, not an official designation. "I'm thrilled that Tay Valley Township artist Franc van Oort graciously gave his permission to use one of his etchings for the Legacy Cottage plaque," said Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr. "The moment you look at this etching,
you're taken to the cottage." Van Oort is a cottager on Christie Lake. "I'm pleased to contribute my etching for this program," he said. The Legacy Cottage plaques will indicate whether the cottage has been in the same family for 50 years, 75 years, 100 years or 125 years and will be personalized with the cottage or family name recipients on their plaque. Recipients will be asked to pay $60 to cover the cost of their plaque. More information about the Legacy Cottage Program, including the application form, can be found on the Lanark County and municipal websites or in municipal offices. The plaques will be presented to recipients in the summer of 2017. For more information, call 613-267-5353 ext. 129 or email email@example.com.
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United Way and 211 help Ontario residents navigate complex services Ontario 211, the province's go-to number to connect to health, community and social services, has released its 2016 caller statistics. The numbers show that more than 335,000 calls for non-emergency help were answered by 211 across the province last year. It's website received over half a million visits. On 211 Day, when 211 and its partners raise awareness about 211, 211 is launching a greatly improved website using modern search capabilities. This new search functionality also allows community organizations to embed a 211 search box on their own website to make finding local community, government and health services easier than ever. Looking for health supports, income and social assistance, legal, consumer and public safety questions and community and family services represented 51 per cent of all calls to 211 last year in Ontario. 211's data provides a view to the mostly invisible social service needs in the province. "Legal and Health services were the top two reasons people called 211 Ontario in 2016. Our health, social and government services are plentiful, but complex to navigate, and many Ontario residents find it difficult to know where to begin," said Karen Milligan, Executive Director, Ontario 211 Services. "We know from a Canadian Institute for Health Information study* in 2015, that 27 per cent of Canadians caregivers who needed help, did not know where to find support. We raise awareness about 211 on Feb. 11 to help people find the support they need, and to reduce inappropriate calls to other channels, such as the 911 phone number." "United Way Lanark County supports 211 because we know that people in our communities need help from time to time to overcome challenges, and to build resilience. We are excited that the new public search tool that is optimized for mobile phone and other devices will ensure that people can get the help they need in the way that they need it," said Fraser Scantlebury, Executive Director of United Way Lanark County. Residents should always call 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency, when a property is in danger or a crime is in progress that requires the police, fire or paramedic services. Calling 2-1-1 is the easy way to access financial, emotional and other supports in Ontario communities this winter. Internet phone users can call 1-877-330-3213, and TTY users can call 1-888-340-1001. There were 32,522 calls for legal, consumer and public safety services such as consumer regulation (7,918), legal services (5,579), law enforcement agencies (3,009), consumer assistance (2,761), law encorcement services (2,527),criminal correction system (2,253) and legal assistance 1,971). There were also 29,557 calls for health care services such as heath supportive services (8,422), outpa-
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Pederson re-elected as chair of RVCA board of directors Lyle Pederson was re-elected as chair of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) Board at its annual general meeting, held Thursday, Jan. 26. Pederson, RVCA board representative for the Municipality of Elizabethtown-Kitley, has been a member for six years and is currently serving his third year as chair. The RVCA would also like to congratulate Ed Hand on being reelected as vice-chair. Hand has been a member since 2008 and is one of the six appointed representatives from the City of Ottawa. The RVCA board is comprised of 22 representatives from its 18 member municipalities. The board is responsible for making policy, budget and regulatory decisions regarding the authority's watershed management activities. The RVCA's area of jurisdiction covers over 4,000-square kilometres. This year's board of directors includes: Andy Jozefowicz of Athens; Dale McLenaghan of Augusta; Sharon Mousseau of Beckwith; Victor Heese of Central Frontenac; Erin Greco, Pieter Leenhouts, Scott Moffatt, Ralph Pentland and Tom Scott of the City of Ottawa; Ray Scissons of Drummond/North Elmsley; Anne Barr of Merrickville-Wolford; Vince Carrol of Montague; Gerry Boyce of North Dundas; Barclay Cormack of North Grenville; Judy Brown of Perth; Jeff Banks of Rideau Lakes; Joe Gallipeau of Smiths
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Election signs will sprout again as Perth council holds to old bylaw BY DESMOND DEVOY
Municipal election signs will still be allowed to sprout up on lawns in 2018 - along with provincial election signs the same year, and federal election signs a year later. Following a proposal by Perth Mayor John Fenik last year to consider banning election signs from the lawns of the town, Eric Cosens, the director of development and protective services, wrote that it was staff's opinion that the current bylaw be maintained. "The status quo is being recommended," said Coun. Jim Boldt, who chaired town council's committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. "I've no problem with that." His only bone of contention? "I would like to see ... the verbiage simplified," regarding the 15-foot setback, "from where the edge of the road stops," he said. Boldt said that his own home "is very, very close to the sidewalk," and as a result, "the sign must be placed close to the home's foundation," because, otherwise, there would be little point in putting up a sign. Cosens replied that a 15-foot setback made sense in the majority of cases, but that they could not be applied "in every effect." Environmental services director
Grant Machan agreed that on streets like Boulton Street, if the 15 metre setback was applied, since the houses are so close to the road, "the sign would be in the back yard." "(How about) 15 feet or the property line, whichever is most appropriate?" wondered Boldt. Fenik told council that he had originally brought his idea about banning election signs forward "for a couple of reasons." Having just run to be an MP himself in 2015, giving him the most recent election experience at council, he knows firsthand that "these signs will be stolen. They will be moved around." As a result, "candidates call (town hall) and give a lot of grief to the clerk," he said. "It creates an enormous amount of work for our staff." Fenik did stress that he was aware "there is a right to ... freely express" one's self at all times, not just election time. But he made another suggestion - possibly hiring a contract worker to help manage the elections for the two months leading up to polling day. "It's almost a full-time job," said Fenik. However, Deputy Mayor John Gemmell suggested that while sign theft and vandalism should not be tolerated, those were criminal matters that needed to be referred to police. Coun. Judy Brown said she did not use election signs and added, "I think they are a form of pollution. But I can
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Supporters of federal Green Party candidate Gord Miller wave election signs to show their approval during a rally on the University of Guelph campus in September of 2015 during the federal election. Joining Miller in the middle of the crowd is federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP. live with it." Even if other candidates felt the need for signs, she did not, and "here I am," she said. The decision to maintain the current bylaw was carried unanimously. The existing by-law states that election signs are: • Permitted in all land use areas (ie. residential, industrial, etc.) but are not permitted on any road allowance or municipal property; • Are subject to the same setbacks as all other signs; and, • May be posted starting six weeks
before the election date, and are to be removed seven days after the election. "The primary concern, as staff understands it, arises with the issue of setbacks for election signs," wrote Cosens in his report. "There are many places in town where property survey pins cannot be readily located or surveys may not exist which makes it difficult to identify the precise location of the front lot line. However, the vast majority of streets in the town are the standard 20 m...in width." Cosens wrote that the town re-
quests that election signs: • Be kept a minimum of 4.5 metres (15 feet) from the back of the curb, in most cases, and our practice has been to relocate or confiscate signs that are not on private property; or, • Are less than 4 metres from the curb or travelled surface in situations where that it is understood to be the approximate location of the limit of the road. In speaking with other municipalities, it turns out that "there is no common approach to the management of election signs," wrote Cosens. One municipality he spoke with reported that sign location approval is given by a sign committee. Another "permits them on the boulevard with approval of the abutting land owner but with some location and size limitations," he wrote. A third municipality "only permits them on private property with more specific regulation as to the sign size and placement location than currently applied in Perth." Staff recommended the status quo because "this generally has operated well. It permits people who wish to show support for and assist the candidate of their choice the option of permitting a sign to be place on their front lawn," wrote Cosens. The challenge is to "educate people about the location of their front lot lines and ensuring the candidate's campaign team is aware of the bylaw."
Kemptville Youth Centre receives special visitor from Manitoba Jan. 25 BY JENNIFER WESTENDORP
Collaboration is the cornerstone for Youth Centres Canada. Richard Greer, community development co-ordinator from Brandon, Manitoba, visited two of the founding youth centres of Youth Centres Canada (YCC) on Jan. 25: the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) and the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth (SFDCY). Greer became involved with YCC a few years ago, when he led a proposal to open a youth centre in Brandon, which came to fruition in 2015. This is the second time Greer has visited KYC, having first laid eyes on the centre six years ago during a previous tour. "When we were trying to put together a proposal for the youth centre in Brandon, we made a tour to Ottawa to visit some of the centres here," Greer explained. "We were connected up with the KYC, just around the time when it relocated here. It certainly didn't have this much equipment back then." Bridget Manahan, KYC program co-ordinator, led the tour for Greer. She showed him the wall of stars, where all the names of KYC heroes (supporters) are displayed. "It's our way of saying thank you to our sponsors," said Manahan.
She then showed him the transgender bathroom in the basement, featured a picture of a girl and a boy. "We're still working on the accessibility stuff." She explained bake nights are done down in the basement, as well as cook nights every Thursday. "We all sit down at the tables and eat together in a family setting," said Manahan. "Our youth council here will be taking over the menu and cooking for the cook nights, to give them more responsibility." Greer inquired about the staffing for KYC. "You're looking at it; the two of us," responded Pat Henderson, KYC operations manager. Greer then asked about the hours of operation at KYC, which is open five days a week, Monday to Friday, from 2 to 8 p.m. He was also curious about the age range served by KYC, which is 12 to 18. "We do eight to 18," said Greer. "What we do is at 8 p.m., everyone under the age of 12 has to go home." Greer explained the youth centre in Brandon averages between 40 and 45 youth visits per night. "We've been open for two years now and last March, we were averaging 102 visits per night," he explained. He then asked how KYC recognizes its volunteers. "That's something that I have
From left, Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) youth Trevor Pretty, Dylan Atkinson, Josh Brazeau, Bryston Burnett and John Gagne; community development co-ordinator from Brandon, Manitoba, Richard Greer; KYC program co-ordinator Bridget Manahan; and KYC operations manager Pat Henderson. thought of and it's a matter of putting a plan together of how to recognize our volunteers," said Henderson. "The idea we had was to get a thank-you letter from our mayor in Brandon to present to our volunteers," said Greer. "We wanted to do something personal for each volunteer because it has more value when people have an emotional attachment." Manahan then showed Greer the collection of prom dresses KYC has
on hand for any youth in the community, not confined to the age restrictions of the centre, who need something to wear to an event, such as a grade eight graduation or a wedding. "Anyone in the community can come here and see what we have," said Manahan. She explained the electronic recycling depot behind the centre, which brings in roughly $6,000 per year, covers the cost of heating and cooling the
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centre. "Not to mention it does the environment a solid," said Greer. Many other great ideas were exchanged during Greer's tour of KYC. Both KYC and SFDCY celebrated more than 25 years of continuous operation, making them two of the oldest youth centres in the country. Only Perth, Prescott and Essex have similar successful records from across Canada.
Salvation Army records overall drop in Kettle Campaign donations
The donations collected during Salvation Army's annual Kettle Campaign are down again - and it's a worrying trend, according to local staff and service providers. The Salvation Army Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps brought in $244,510 for both the kettles and the letter-writing campaign during the 2016 holiday - down about three per cent from last year's total of $251,166. The drop in donations seen this year isn't unique - it's part of a larger trend observed by local Salvation Army during their Kettle Campaign that could ultimately have an impact on the front-line services the chapter provides. The money raised by the Salvation Army through their annual holiday campaign goes to facilitating LowIncome Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), landlord advocacy, fuel cost relief and advocacy, emergency food bank, emergency clothing and furniture, relocation and temporary housing, community lunches and special occasions, kids summer camps, Christmas hampers and angel trees and thrift stores. The Kettle Campaign, although only one initiative and funding source for the Salvation Army, is the biggest fundraising event of the year. All donations stay in the communities where the funds were raised. In 2016, Smiths Falls' kettles brought in $54,922.23 into the Salvation Army's coffers - down $4,285.77 from the year before, according to data provided to the Record News in a presentation by Salvation Army Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps presented at their annual Bell Ringer Trophy Awards in January. In Perth, the decline was even steeper. Donations to kettles in Perth dropped by $12,604.84 from $44,060.00 in 2015 to $31,45.16 in 2016. The amount of donations coming into the organization through the let-
ter campaign was also down - dropping by $2,252 between 2015 and 2016. But the decline in donations wasn't across the board for the region - municipalities of Carleton Place and Almonte (grouped together under the same banner within the Salvation Army's data) showed an increase of $12,229.10 between 2015 and 2016 from $52,583.00 to $64,812.10. Merrickville too saw a rise in donations between the same year - from $257.85 in 2015 to $644.85 in 2016. While there were some successes, the overall decline in donations during this year's kettle campaign isn't going unnoticed by staff in the Salvation Army's Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps offices. Debbie Lafleur, the volunteer coordinator and community and family service worker for the Salvation Army's Ontario Central - East Division, said the donations have dropped by about 10 per cent over the last number of years. And this year was evident of a continuing trend. "We're down again (this year)," said Lafleur. "We're dropping. Something's going on." And while $4,000 in missing revenue may not seem like a lot, this trend could ultimately have an impact on the way programming is carried out locally by the Salvation Army. In previous years, they had to stop lunches provided locally by the Salvation Army, said Lafleur, who added that the community meals provided in Smiths Falls have already been cut too. The Salvation Army used to have meals on both Mondays and Fridays, but now they're just held on Fridays. This year, Lafleur said if anything is at risk due to the decreased funding brought in by the Kettle Campaign, it's the summer camp program. Currently, the Salvation Army provides an opportunity to 37 local kids to attend camp - money they'll have to come up with somehow for the program to run.
The Salvation Army Kettle placed at the Smiths Falls Giant Tiger as part of their Christmas Kettle Kick-Off on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Lalfeur said with declining revenues the organization won't be able to branch out and facilitate new programs, such as cooking classes, a free-of-charge after-school program or an expansion to the already existing camp program. "We're just trying to hold on to what we have," she said. But while donations have declined locally, donations raised through the Kettle Campaign nationally were up by some $2 million, according to John McAlister, the Salvation Army's National Director of Commu-
nications. But although donations were up in Canada overall, McAlister said that a decline in donations through the Kettle Campaigns in specific municipalities may mean that programming cuts, though not the ideal option, may happen as a result, since the money raised through the kettles stays in the communities. And as operational costs and demand for service continue to rise for the Salvation Army, the local chapter is trying to make things work with less. Lafleur said that when
the budget is smaller it not only means that front-line services are impacted, it also means the organization moves to a more centralized service model - meaning service to far reaching communities currently served by the Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps, such as Sharbot Lake, could decrease. "It makes it harder for them - we don't have funding to get to them," she said. When the Record News asked why she thought the decline in donations has continued year over year, Lafleur said donation fatigue (an overwhelming number of causes to donate to over the holidays), a slow economy and the decreased number of businesses in town could partially be to blame. Lafleur, not wanting to diminish the hard work and generosity of those who participated during this past year's Kettle Campaign, gushed about the wonderful volunteer and donors in the
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nplug and get outdoors with your loved ones on Family Day Monday, Feb. 20. There are lots of things you can do to enjoy the holiday. These are just a few things we found. If you’d like a sweet treat, the maple syrup producers are getting ready for another season. It’s opening weekend at Fulton’s and Wheeler’s. Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush in Pakenham is having its Family Day Events on Feb. 20, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with sleigh rides snow taffy face painting and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information please visit www.fultons. ca or call 613-256-3867. Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp in Lanark Highlands is having its Family Day activities as well. Celebrate the family and participate with snow shoeing, maple taffy-on-snow and pancake meals. For further information please visit www.wheelersmaple.com or call 613-278-2090. If you’re into pond hockey, Tay Valley Township is hosting its fifth annual pond hockey tournament on the outdoor rink at
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cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to "heal up," as Aunt Bertha called it. Mother put her faith in mustard plasters and Vic's Vapor Rub from Ritza's Drug Store, both of which had been tried on my bony chest. But she had to admit neither had done much to rid me of my hacking cough. I knew all about the onion treatments and I hated them with a passion. My sister Audrey hated them Vice President & Regional Publisher Peter Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org 613-283-3182, ext. 108 Director of Advertising Cheryl Hammond email@example.com 613-221-6218
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even more, because she said anyone in Senior Fourth should not smell like a pot of boiled onions at the Northcote School, and the one time she wore them everyone kept their distance away from her. After that first day, she left the house with the onions tied around her neck, but tossed them in the ditch at the end of our lane, and by the end of the week there was a pile of onions in the snow which Audrey covered with the toe of her galoshes so no one would see them. I couldn't remember when Mrs. Beam arrived with the little sacks made out of flour bags, with a long string on them, so that they could hang around our necks. She ordered Mother to chop up a couple onions, put them in the bag, put the bag around the neck of the one ailing, send them off to school, and before NEWS EDITORS: Laurie Weir, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Jennifer Westendorp, Evelyn Harford DISTRIBUTION MANAGER: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-284-0124 ,ext. 27 CLASSIFIED/REGIONAL ROUNDUP 613-283-3182 Judy Michaelis x122 email: email@example.com Cheryl Code x133 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 613-283-5909
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you could say "cheese" (which was a favourite expression of hers), you'd break any cold or whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20-acre field with the cutter, Mother found one of the little flour bag sacks, chopped up a good
sized onion, filled the bag, and hung it around my neck. My eyes ran buckets of tears, which Mother assured me would stop as soon as I got used to the onions. They didn't seem to be doing me much good, as I hacked away all afSee MARY page 9
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I would like to thank you for publishing your recent cartoon showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dumping his election reform promises in the trash can, as it prompted me to write a letter to the Prime Minister registering my disgust at him breaking what was a major election promise. I have attached your cartoon to his letter, just to show that I am not alone in this community with my feelings on this issue. The survey on electoral reform that Trudeau sent out
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was completely biased, and never asked a straightforward question about if the respondent actually wanted proportional representation. The survey was a total sham, and designed to give Trudeau the outcome he wanted. He is proving himself to be no better than Harper in a number of areas. Trudeau adopted Harper’s climate change target, he approved pipelines that would prevent Canada from reaching these targets, (even though they are too little, too late), he approved trade deals allegedly negotiated in secret by Harper. Canadians voted Trudeau in because
they were tired of the anti-social, antienvironmental, penny-pinching, don’t confuse me with facts, stance of the Harper Conservatives. Things have barely changed. The Trudeau Liberals have been a major disappointment to those who voted for them on the understanding that they would get something better. They did, but it was only marginal. The major policies were unchanged. The Liberals have lied to the people of Canada, and I hope that the people of Canada will make them pay for that at the next election. Proportional representation is a fair and just way of making sure
that every vote counts, but then, with proportional representation, you could never get complete power with only 39 per cent of the vote. I guess that was the point of Trudeau cancelling his campaign promise, and that we shouldn’t have expected anything better from a Party that is controlled by major corporate money, and is willing to sell itself to the highest bidder. Yours sincerely, Colin P. Creasey Kemptville
had a feather mattress. The theory was that lightning would not strike a feather mattress. My mother was afraid of lightning all of her life. I love Mary's stories. I lived on a farm in similar rustic conditions when in my teens, and her stories bring back both good and sad memories. Shirley Price Kemptville
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ternoon, and by the time my brothers and sister got home from school, I smelled like our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn't be because she didn't listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn't going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had a sponge bath. Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn't cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelve-andhalf miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at email@example.com.
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List of 2017 participating producers for upcoming Maple Weekend unveiled Celebrating the sweetest time of the year just got a little easier! The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is excited to announce that what began as a local initiative celebrating maple syrup season in Lanark and District has been embraced by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) and will be expanding throughout the province of Ontario in 2017. Since the first Maple Weekend event was held in 2015 at participating maple syrup producers’ locations in Lanark and district, this two-day event has become a popular weekend activity for local and regional visitors alike. In Lanark and district, visitors to Maple Weekend travel from Ottawa, Brockville, Kingston and beyond looking for fresh syrup and a weekend activity that is so characteristically Canadian. Expanding Maple Weekend into a provincial event was the natural next step, OMSPA president Terry Hoover explained, and a good opportunity to encourage even more visitors to get out and experience a fun family outing that celebrates Canada’s maple production heritage in a fun and educational way. “Ontario Maple Syrup producers work hard to produce a high-quality product and are looking forward to opening their sugar camps to visitors during Maple Weekend,” Hoover said. “This is a great opportunity for people to come out to experience and see first-hand how maple syrup is produced. We encourage everyone to come out and participate in this traditional spring time event.” Each year participating Maple Weekend maple syrup producers demonstrate how maple syrup is made, from tree to table. Whether it’s boiling the sap in a cauldron over an open fire or processing it through high-tech RO systems and modern fuel-efficient evaporators – the results always taste great! Local producers are happy to share with visitors how their operation works and many offer free samples of fresh syrup, as well as maple candies
Sweet stacks of pancakes will be on the menu April 1 and 2 as the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association hosts the third annual Maple Weekend. Photo courtesy www. mapleweekend.ca
and confections. Activities available at participating sugar bushes range from pancake breakfasts to trail adventures, sugar making demonstrations, taffy on snow, wagon rides and more. This year’s Maple Weekend event takes place on April 1 and 2, and participating LDMSPA producers can be found throughout the region, from Mississippi Mills to Portland, Lanark, Brockville, Frankville, Sharbot Lake and Perth areas. “This year we have many returning maple syrup producers taking part in the event in Lanark and District. Local producers enjoy the opportunity to open their operations to the public and provide visitors an opportunity to meet a local sugar producer,” said Mel Conboy, LDMSPA president. Participating sugar bushes located within the Lanark and district area in 2017 will include: - Conboy & Sons Maple Syrup (George and Darlene – Sharbot Lake) - Coutts Maple Products (Perth) - Fairbairn Maple (Almonte) - Fortune Farms (Almonte) - Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush (Pakenham) - Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House & Museum (Frankville) - Jameswood Maple (Almonte) - Little Rideau Farm (Portland) - Oliver Mapleworks (Perth) - Oso Sweet Maple Syrup (Sharbot Lake) - Pleasant Maple Stables (Brockville) - Quabbin Hill Farm (Mallorytown) - Springdale Maple Farm (Clayton) - Stead’s Maple Syrup (Lanark) - Temple’s Sugarbush (Lanark) - Thompsontown Maple Products (Clayton) - Wheeler’s Pancake House and Sugarcamp (MacDonald’s Corners) Each participating sugar bush will offer their own specials, and visitors are invited to visit the Maple Weekend website at www.mapleweekend.ca to see what producers have in store for this popular spring event. Submitted by the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association
The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association are getting set to host their third annual Maple Weekend, an initiative celebrating maple syrup season in the area. Throughout the weekend, visitors can tour a variety of sugar bushes, gain insight into maple syrup production and sample some sweet treats. Photo courtesy www.mapleweekend.ca
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Kick off syrup season at tapping out party at Wheeler’s this year It may not feel like spring yet, but maple syrup season is right around the corner! Get the season started off on the right foot at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers' Association's (LDMSPA) annual tapping out party, held this year at Wheeler's Pancake House and Sugar Camp on Saturday, March 4. This year's party will not only get the 2017 maple syrup season rolling but will also kick off the celebration of Canada's 150th year in a fun, sweet way! LDMSPA's annual tapping out party is a way of celebrating the ceremonial first tapping of the maple syrup season, complete with family-friendly activities and maple-oriented theme. In honour of the occasion, Wheeler's Pancake House will be offering guided tours of the Guinness World Record-holding Maple Heritage Museum, Forest & Farm Museum, Antique Chainsaw Museum, and Barn, complete with horses, sheep and alpacas. Wheeler's patriarch, Vernon Wheeler, explained that this year's tapping out party will be extra special given what an auspicious year this is for Canada, and the rich history found in Canada's maple syrup production and the impact it's had on shaping the nation. "We are excited to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by sharing the history of maple syrup at this year's tapping out party," Wheeler said. "It will be an extra special ceremony in honour of a special year." Drop by Wheeler's Pan-
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Updated brick 3 bd, 2 bth side split home, dbl glass doors to new deck, lower level family rm and storage space. Set on nicely treed lot. Close to amenities. $249,900 Call Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 or Jean Sharpe 613-464-0008
Custom built (2015) cedar log home set on 17+ private acres. Open concept, cathedral ceilings & exposed beams, finished lower level. Close to lakes, golf courses, mins to Lanark. $429,900 Call Sheri Dâ€™Aoust 613-812-9344
Perfect 25 picturesque acres package...spacious renoâ€™d 4 level home, 27 ft. saltwater pool, dbl det gar, new $150K barn w/13 boxstalls+tackrm /feed, 2 paddocks...a horse lovers dream! $550,000 Call Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114
Fabulous 42 Acre property with 24x24 insulated building w/deck, former use-golf driving range, includes irrigation system (5 zones), endless potential & possibilities. Near boat launch for access to Rideau Lk. $199,900 Call Sheri Dâ€™Aoust 613-812-9344
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4 bd, 3 bth beautifully renovated 2 stry brick home. Charming 4 bd, 2 bth, 2 sty stone beauty on 1.8 acres. Custom kitchen, restored plaster crown moldings, Totally upgraded, remodeled bathrooms, new stone hd/wd flrs new heating/AC & plumbing. Paved drive to patio...classic gardens & 2 car det gar. $399,900 2 car garage. $539,000
Elegant 1,545 sq. ft. 2 bd, 2 bth bungalow, w/9â€™ ceilings Lovely 3 bed home with good size rooms. Original throughout. Att. 2 car garage and beautiful landscaping. hardwood floors.. Walkout to back deck. Spacious yard Move-in ready home! $409,900 Call Jean Sharpe with 2 great sized garages. $189,900 613-464-0008 or Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000
Year round 3 bd, 2 bth bungalow w/200 ft. of swimmable water frontage. Modern kitchen (appliances incl), loads of family space in lower level. Insulated detached garage. $429,900 Call Sheri Dâ€™Aoust 613-812-9344
5 yr new approx 2300 sq. ft. bungalow on slab w/30x40 ft. insulated/heated gar & sep cabin overlooking m/m pond. A country gem on private 2.5 acres central to Almonte/ C.P./Perth! $389,500
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SAT FEB 18TH 11:00AM-1:00PM THE FOXSTONE - 1,884 SQ. FT. Newly built 2 bed, 2 bath bungalow. Theatre or Hobby room under attached garage. $549,900 Host: Sheila Birch 613-390-1604
MON-FRI 11:00AM-1:00PM â€˘ SAT FEB 18TH 11:00AM-3:00PM Now being built. Outside Units $315,900, Inside Units $299,900. 2 bd, 2 bth bungalows w/attached garage. Host: Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 or Jean Sharpe 613-464-0008
SUN FEB 19TH 1:00-3:00 PM 2 bd, 2 bth bungalow with finished basement, stone fireplace, h/w flrs, granite countertop, open concept living & att. garage. $444,000 Host: Sheila Birch 613-390-1604
Open-concept home on 2.5 acres backs onto Crown land/overlooks Jebbâ€™s Creek-deeded access. Close to Heritage Perth. $293,000
Lovely large country home set on gorgeous property. 2 storey, w/large eat-in kitchen, spacious rooms, grand staircase, unique 3rd level space, 3 season porch and attached garage. $189,900
Georgian stone beauty (1820) on approx 8 acres w/pond, guest bunkie, barn & sheds. 4 bd, 2 bth home updated & totally restored to maintain the character & charm. $369,000
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Classic mystery fun at Perth's Full Circle Theatre next week Perth's BarnDoor Productions returns to the stage at Full Circle Theatre next week with a new production of a classic mystery tale. And what's more, it's a brand new adaptation of the story. When Earle Derr Biggers' novel 7 Keys To Baldpate hit the book stores in 1913, it was so popular that the biggest name in show business at the time, George M. Cohan, bought the rights to it within months - so quickly, in fact, that his Broadway production reached the stage in the same year the novel came out. Cohan's mysteryfarce was staged countless times and adapted to the screen on no less that six occasions - one starring George M. himself. That's in addition to at least three television versions! One hundred and four years later, though, the original play was showing its age: too long
and "wordy" for modern playgoers, too static for the Angry Birds generation. BarnDoor Productions has taken the play (now in public domain) and given it a good shaking for the modern age. Their similar treatment of the classic mystery-thriller Gaslight a few years back resulted in a wellreceived Toronto production of the show, in addition to BarnDoor's own acclaimed mounting of it. The show is now fast and snappy, with lots of physical action and a "double surprise ending" twist that will keep the audience guessing to the last moments. Resetting it to the Roaring Twenties gives the characters a new freshness and life, and gives the actors some snappy lines to work with. The lead character in the show is
the kind of character that George M. Cohan made a fortune playing. William Hallowell Magee is writer of cheap novels, a smart, sassy, clever New Yorker who can out-talk and out-think a whole room full of crooks. Which is good, because that's where he ends up after making a bet with a friend that he can write a novel in 24 hours in the empty halls of a summer hotel on top of Baldpate Mountain in the middle of winter! Instead of the seclusion he is promised, a steady stream of unexpected arrivals get in the way of his writing efforts, everything from gangsters to ghosts to love at first sight. When everything seems too complicated to continue, the story throws a surprise ending at the audience - and then, when that seems to settle everything nicely, it throws another one
their way! Don't think you can think ahead of this one; it's got years more practice at it than you. The show is fast and funny and a little bit scary, and a great winter diversion. It involves the biggest set yet put on the Full Circle Theatre stage. The cast of ten includes both familiar faces from BarnDoor's company of community players and some new ones as well, drawing together people from Arden to Ottawa. Travelling through winter snow to rehearse a play set in winter snow may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but BarnDoor's company are eager to get at it - no matter how early the director arrives, half the cast are already in the parking lot. That enthusiasm carries over into the performances and 7 Keys To Baldpate is all about the performances.
From a wistful widow to a fair young thing, to crooked politicians to a murdering maniac, a femme fatale and even a ghost, 7 Keys To Baldpate's cast of characters keep the show moving furiously along, with a new surprise on every page. After a whole string of "serious" productions, this one is all about fun. 7 Keys To Baldpate runs Feb. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door; students $10. Call 613267-1884 to reserve. No credit cards are needed; cash at the performance is requested. More details are available at www. barndoorproductions.ca. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions
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Open HOuse saturday Feb. 18 • 12 - 1:30pm 70 DECARIA BLVD. PERTH Beautiful bungalow in Perthmore’s sought after neighborhood. Just completely painted it ready for you to move in and call it home. 2 bedrooms plus Den on main level with hardwood floors and a fully finished lower level with large family room, gas stove and fully functional kitchen large bedroom and bath this Contessa Model is suitable for mobility challenges with wide doorways and chair lift to lower level which could be the perfect Granny Suite. Ramp as well from garage to wide entry. New stone landscaping to beautiful from Entry. A must see!.
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$508,000 Only 10 minutes to Perth! Gorgeous 2.48 acre lot and 420 feet of natural waterfront that provides fabulous water views from most rooms and access to Otty Lake. Spacious rooms, great design. Come and see and plan your new life in Perth. www.259healeydriveperth.com Barbara Shepherd – cell 613 326-1361; email@example.com
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$189,900 In-town 4 bedrm, 2 bath home in Perth, close to town amenities. Back addition with main floor bedroom, two pc bath and second kitchen/living room area with side entrance from the enclosed porch. Main home has large rooms; living room, dining room and kitchen, hardwood up and down, upstairs has 4 pc bath and 3 bedrms. Mls #1042204 Julia Scotland 613-390-0401 firstname.lastname@example.org
$139,900 Sweet 3 bedroom hi ranch. Great starter home, bright living area open to the kitchen. Lower level has a finished Family room and 4th bedroom. This home sits on a pretty lot near McDonald’s Corners and backs on to a neighboring maple bush. Don’t wait! Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263 email@example.com
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Big screen action movie shows at Station Theatre this weekend presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. For tickets: smithsfallstheatre.com and 613-283-0300 for credit card purchases; Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E. for cash only sales. Take advantage of your last opportunity to attend all six plays for just $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets
to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - will be on sale until the last day of the first play, March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them go to our website: smithsfallstheatre.com. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre
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Film Night International has kicked off its winter season in Perth and Smiths Falls. On Feb. 22 and 23, the popular film, Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. On March 8 and 9, the Iranian movie, The Salesman, winner of six awards and eight nominations, On April 26 and 27, the biopic, Maudie, about Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis. On May 10 and 11, the UK film I, Daniel Blake, which took home the top prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and on May 24 and 25, La La Land starring Ryan Gosling. The features for March 22 and 23 and April 12 and 13 have yet to be announced. "Thanks to our partnership with the Film Circuit we are able to bring these wonderful films to our local communities," says FiNI founder Faye Cunningham. "And this is a real bonus to film lovers in the Perth and Smiths Falls area who no longer have to drive into the city to see some of the best movies being made today." FiNI founder Faye Cunningham suggests checking FiNI's website, http://filmnightinternational. blogspot.ca/, for updates to the schedule and trailers for each of the confirmed films. Tickets at the door are $10 each. Matinees start at 2 p.m. and evenings at 7 p.m. Screenings in Perth are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre and at 7 p.m. at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. For more information about how to purchase tickets for the FiNI winter series, email filmnightperth@gmail. com or call 613-267-1224. Submitted by FiNi
Station Theatre. In addition to Deepwater Horizon, we have Film Night International's showing of Manchester by the Sea on Thursday, Feb. 23 (7 p.m.) and the opening the next night of the first play of the 2017 season. No Sex Please...We're British, a rollicking farce by Anthony Marriot and Alistair Foot and directed by Nancy Keech, opens at The Station Theatre on Feb. 24 and runs until March 5. Complete with an all-star cast, it is
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like people than icons. That's a crucial element in what makes this particular disaster film work where so many others fail." The movie runs Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Avenue, Smiths Falls. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students - cash only at door. The movie starts at 7 p.m. both evenings. Rating: 14A. February is a busy month at the
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Every once and a while Movie Nights at the Station Theatre screens an action film that is perfect for viewing on our large screen and excellent sound system. Deepwater Horizon - nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards in both Sound Editing and Visual Effects - is such a film. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Kate Hudson, this exciting movie based on the devastating explosion of a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, tells the story of the massive fireball that kills several crew members and results later in the worst oil spill in US history. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos. Reviewer James Berardinelli wrote: "Deepwater Horizon gives us characters who are more
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Growing up in the Mississippi Mudds family "Acting gives you a story to tell, a reason to cry, and lets you for once be someone other than yourself." - Gorgie Roman. Participating in the Mississippi Mudds is a rare and amazing experience that brings you out of your comfort zone and pushes you to be the best version of yourself. We both remember being very insecure and shy growing up, Mudds really helped us open up, meet people and create relationships that would last a life time. Mudds is not only a drama group or a social gathering it's a family. Growing up in theatre really helps develop your personality and who you want to be. It is such an accepting group of people who all love each other for who they are, and not what society wants us to be. Auditions for the Mississippi Mudds Jr. are held every year in September and usually accept up to 40 children ages nine to 18. Our last production with the Mudds Jr. was Beauty and Beast and it was a huge success and one of our all-time favourite productions. Even though we didn't get the biggest roles last year, we were still a huge part of the production and on stage for most of the play. This goes to show that with the Mudds even if you don't get a lead role or the role you might have wanted going into the auditions, it can still a memorable production. Small roles can sometimes prove to be the most fun. We are looking forward to this production, and many more to come throughout our high school careers.
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The Mississippi Mudds Jr. theatre group are preparing for their production of Aladdin Jr., which will open at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium this Friday, Feb. 17. Performances continue until Feb. 25. We hope to see you in the audience and are excited to show you what we've been working on since September. Newcomers are always welcomed with open arms at the Mississippi Mudds, and we hope to see a lot of new faces at the next auditions. Another way to get involved is through our new summer theatre camp. The production that we are currently participating in is Aladdin Jr., directed by Kate Cooney and co-directed by Karen Lapointe. Our producer is Linda Beiglee, our music director is Laurel Piper Tye and sound and lights are being done by Mark Tye and Clarke Bains (a former Mudds youth cast member). Our stage manager is Jeff Lee. Both of our roles in this play are as narrators, Aladdin is being played by Justin Beiglee, Jasmine is played by
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Keira Uriarte, The Genie is played by Callum LeRoy and Jafar is played by Matthew Abele. There are obviously many more people in the play and people contributing to the production but sadly we can't list them all in this article. Our performances are Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets for our show Aladdin Jr. can be purchased at Hallmark in Carleton Place using cash, debit or credit. For more information on upcoming performances and auditions, visit http://www.mississippimudds.ca/. Gillian Whitlock and Kathleen Fernandes are members of the Mississippi Mudds Jr. Submitted by the Mississippi Mudds
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Please join us Monday February 20th 10am-2pm for our annual RE/MAX FAMILY DAY at Lower Reach Park. FREE hot chocolate, hot dogs and popcorn, horse drawn wagon rides and outdoor snow games. Everyone is Welcome!
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Health Canada and Canadian Cancer Society launch renewed Break It Off Tobacco use and smoking rates in Canada are some of the lowest they have ever been; however, studies show that youth and young adults continue to smoke. To help more Canadians, especially young adults, give up smoking, Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society today launched the fourth tour of the Break It Off tobac-
co cessation campaign. The Break It Off campaign encourages young adult smokers to "break off" their bad relationship with smoking and stay smoke-free. The Break It Off website has tools and resources that will help young adults work through the various stages of breaking up with smoking. This year's cam-
Celebrate the 'Good Years' in a tribute show March 5 A lot of folks of a certain age like to reflect back to what many describe as simpler times and better days. The "good years," in other LYLE DILLABOUGH words. Now, just exactly when those days or those years were may vary from one person's perspective to another, but most would surely agree that the decades of the 1960s and '70s would rank high on the list. Yes, the days before excessive technology, cellphones, social media, fast-paced lifestyles, near-total social disillusionment and so on. A time when people actually spoke to one another face to face and used to go out to meet with one another and socialize. And, of course, there was the music. Some of the best music ever made and best performers ever known were introduced to the world during this time. And locally, too - every populated centre, large and small, was inundated with live music in dance halls, stags, weddings and in local clubs and hotels. In short, it was great! It's with this in mind that on Sunday, March 5, The Good Years Tribute Show will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Carleton Place between 2 to 4 p.m. "Music, memories & togetherness" will be celebrated in honour of our collective heritage and cultural identity. This, too, just happens to coincide with 2017's Canada 150 celebrations, and music and people coming together certainly expresses our common heritage and history. The afternoon will be hosted by Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, and will feature some of the best known local performers, representing decades of musical experience and enjoyment: Clarence Bowes, Dave (Brownie) Brown, Bernie Costello, Tom Gardiner, Mac Knowles, Lyle Dillabough & The Blue Ridge Waters Band, plus others. The show is based in part on a series that (Metroland Media columnist) Lyle Dillabough wrote, entitled, The Last of the Good Years, which ran in the Canadian Gazette last fall. Former Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples adapted the series into a live show that was performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Smiths Falls Station Theatre on Nov. 27. That performance featured several local Smiths Falls musicians that once played the booming night spot circuit during the '60s and '70s. The idea now is to do something similar, featuring Carleton Place area musicians and stories. Tickets are just $15, available at Temptations (117 Bridge St.) and SRC Music (132 Moore St.). The show is being produced by Lyle Dillabough Productions & Friends. For more information, call 613-253-0247 or email: email@example.com. Proceeds (minus expenses) will go to the Carleton Place Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192.
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paign builds on successes from the last three years, and aims to get young adults involved through a series of interactive activities and events at Canadian university and college campuses. "Every year, thousands of Canadians die from preventable illnesses related to smoking, and thousands of young Canadians start smoking.
This is unacceptable. Successful programs such as Break It Off are such an important tool in our fight against smoking as they help deliver the message that quitting smoking is possible and that help is available," said Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. The Break It Off tour began on Jan. 30 with an event at La Cité
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David versus Goliath games make Football Association Cup intriguing Readers who don't like the great game of soccer ("football" in most of the world) may not enjoy this column. Some members of my own family fall into that category. When I start to talk about football, which is arguably my favourite sport, some of them go into a catatonic state! I can't convince non-fans that the technical side of the sport is extremely interesting, if they give it a chance. Others feel the normally low scoring nature of soccer makes it unappealing. "Nothing ever happens," they say. "It's too slow and boring!" As a confirmed fan, especially of the English game, I can easily debunk those myths. Football is neither slow nor boring. Having watched professional games in England in person I can assure you that soccer players are among the most physically fit and talented athletes in any team sport. The large playing surface tends to fool people who watch soccer on television. Because players have to cover so much ground it can leave viewers with the impression that play is slow. Sit at field level during an actual pro game and you will see how fast the sport is! As for low scores, it's true that soccer games aren't usually filled with goals. That's more a testament to the defensive capabilities of those who play at the highest level of the sport, including goalkeepers. Imagine trying to protest a goal that large! Whether you enjoy soccer or not, I believe almost everyone who follows sports of any kind likes to see the underdog come out on top on occasion. There is something about watching teams or individual athletes, who appear to be mismatched, succeed that is uplifting. David versus Goliath in sporting terms! This weekend in England the fifth round of the 2016-2017 English FA (Football Association) Cup will be played. Sixteen teams will vie for the right to advance to the quarter finals. Among them will be two distinct underdogs. Later this spring the semi-finals will be played at Wembley, England's recently rebuilt national soccer stadium in northwest London. In May the semi-final victors will clash, also at Wembley, for the right to hoist the oldest football association trophy in the world. The FA Cup was first presented 145 years ago in 1872. The winningest teams in the history of the knockout tournament are my favourite side, Arsenal Football Club based in Islington, North London and their English Premier League (EPL) rival Manchester United, perhaps the best known soccer team in the world. United won last year's competition to tie Arsenal with 12 cup victories apiece. Gunners (Arsenal's nickname) claimed back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.
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FA Cup. This season 736 teams were eligible for the competition, which began in the lower (non-league) divisions in August. Under the current structure clubs from the top-flight EPL and the second level Championship don't enter the tournament until Round 3. Not surprisingly perhaps Arsenal and Manchester United both remain in the hunt. What is surprising is that for the first time in history two non-league sides have made it to the fifth round. Both face uphill battles as they compete against teams from England's top division. There are 92 fully professional teams in England playing in four leagues. Twenty compete in the EPL and 24 each in the Championship (second tier) and what are now called Leagues One and Two (third and fourth divisions). There is a relegation and promotion system in place which means that, in theory, teams can be promoted from one level to the next until they qualify for the Premier League. For most teams it's a difficult task to reach and stay in the EPL. Today, not unlike North American pro sports, soccer is all about money. The teams who can afford to pay the most secure the top talent. The EPL is among the top five leagues in Europe. Teams such as Manchester United, local rival Manchester City, Liverpool and London clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur can afford to vie for the best players from around the globe. Beyond the four pro divisions called the "Football League" there is a fifth level, previously known as the Conference. It's now called the English National League. At the end of the season the top two finishers earn promotion to League Two. There are also four other nonleague (semi pro or amateur) divisions. When you combine all 10 levels there are hundreds of teams. In England, the birthplace of football, the sport is a national obsession! The two underdogs I referred to earlier both play in the fifth tier English National League. Perhaps the least likely side to have qualified for the FA Cup fifth round is Sutton United based in the south London borough of Sutton. They won promotion from the sixth tier of English football, the National League South, by finishing first last season. They are currently in 16th place in Hundreds eligible the 24-team English National League, Teams from 10 levels of the Eng- just six points above the drop zone. lish game, including the country's four The cup run is a huge boost for a professional leagues, compete for the team like Sutton United. Competing
teams split 90 per cent of the gate receipts but even more lucrative is the television money. The higher you climb the more likely your games are to be televised, thus earning the participants even more revenue. Sutton disposed of some lesser competition in the early rounds. But in Round 3 they surprised AFC Wimbledon from League One 3-1 on aggregate. In the fourth round Sutton was matched against Leeds United who is currently in fifth place in the second level Championship and among the playoff hopefuls. In the hierarchy of English professional football, Sutton went into that match 84 places below Leeds.
I watched the game on TV from Sutton's uniquely named Gander Green Lane ground on Jan. 29. Sutton's tiny home park has a capacity of 5,000 but only 765 seats. The rest of the fans have to stand throughout the match. Once again non-league Sutton were giant killers, winning 1-0 on a rainsoaked afternoon in south London. Battle Arsenal In the fifth round draw minnows Sutton were drawn against mighty Arsenal who is currently fourth in the top-flight Premier League. They sit an incredible 104 places above Sutton on the lengthy English football chain. Sutton and their supporters are
over the moon! Their game with Arsenal on Monday will be televised nationally and around the world on pay TV. The team has existed since 1898, but this is the highest they have ever progressed in the cup. Obviously Arsenal is overwhelming favourites. But with so many competitions on the go (the league, the European Champion's League and the FA Cup) Gunners are likely to draw heavily on their reserves for the contest. Is Sutton likely to win? It's unlikely of course but in the 145 year history of the FA Cup numerous giant killings have occurred. The other non-league entry in Round 5 is Lincoln City from the city See MAGUIRE page 22
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of Lincoln in the county of Lincolnshire on the east-central coast of Britain. The team - they are aptly nicknamed "The Imps" - are in first place in the English National League and vying for promotion to League Two and a return to professional football. If they maintain top spot Lincoln will earn automatic promotion in May. After an easy match-up in the opening round Lincoln met League One Oldham Athletic in the second round. They upset Oldham 3-2. In the third round Imps needed a replay to get past Ipswich Town from the Championship 3-2 on aggregate. However, it's their fourth round success that has really made their FA Cup run intriguing. They were drawn at home against Championship title hopefuls Brighton and Hove Albion, a team 86 places above them in the English football hierarchy. Lincoln stunned Albion 3-1 on Jan. 28 to reach Round 5. They face a tough assignment, visiting Premier League side Burnley FC in Lancashire on Saturday.
Kanetix.ca recently released the results of their survey to find out what Canadians think about self-driving vehicles. Kanetix.ca is Canada's leading online insurance review and purchase portal, providing over one million quotes a year, and they also offer mortgage and credit card comparisons. They polled 1,000 Canadians asking their opinions on autonomous driving technology. Only a quarter of all respondents stated they were positively looking forward to the day when self-driving vehicles were available (25 per cent); this was only a one per cent increase from answers given a year earlier. The majority position was neutral at 56 per cent, up from 52 per cent for the previous survey. The absolute rejectors of this mobility move were pegged at 18 per cent (down from 23 per cent the previous year). "Technology is continually improving and innovating, and we've already seen auto manufacturers incorporate self-driving safety aspects in some existing vehicles, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) or sensors that temporarily control steering to avoid collisions," said Andrew Lo, chief operating officer and tech expert at Kanetix.ca. "It's still a jump for most people to
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make in terms of going completely driverless, but Canadians are interested in these improved safety features and, as a result, seem willing to slowly adopt more automated functions." What's interesting in the report is that while the majority state they're not quite ready for self-driving autos, 81 per cent believe it will eliminate the threat of distracted driving, 73 per cent feel it will reduce accidents and fatalities, and 68 per cent agree it will make things safer for pedestrians and cyclists. While, as a whole, we may not yet be total fans of self-driving technologies, the majority of respondents to Kanetix.ca's recent study (59 per cent) "would buy or lease a car with improved self-driving safety features; features like front crash prevention, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection, to name just a few." In fact some of these systems may save drivers money on their insurance
bills. Kanetix.ca reports that Aviva Insurance recently announced a 15 per cent discount for owners of vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB). It's cruel winter driving season and with it comes a perennial headache: frozen auto door windows that refuse to open. What many drivers fail to realize until it's too late is that many power windows can be easily damaged by simply trying to open them when the glass is frozen to the door frame and rubber mouldings and run-channels. While some power window motors have a safety system to limit the motor's power and cut off the supply if the window doesn't move after a predetermined amount of force is applied, most do not. And those equipped with auto-down or express-down features can continually apply the full force of the motor (without the driver being aware) unless the switch is reversed. When a glass regulator breaks under this stress, it's usually the attachment points that secure the glass to the regulator mechanism that fail. To repair this, the door trim panel has to be removed and the glass and regulator have to be accessed. It's easy for these bills to average between $100 and $200 or more depending on the
make and model of the vehicle and the amount of damage. To avoid this, keep door windows from sticking by spraying silicone lubricating compound (available at any auto-parts store) on any rubber moulding or run channel surface that touches the glass. If the spray can comes with a nozzle-straw attachment, use it to get the spray down into the bottom of the run channels below the top edge of the glass when it's fully lowered. For better thawing of frozen door windows from your vehicle's HVAC system, set the air flow to the dash outlets and turn all of them off except the ones at the outer edges of the dash, and then point them to the windows with the temperature and fan settings on full max. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive, please drop me a line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing 'Question for the Car Counselor' on the subject line, or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can't always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner
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There is no such thing as hibernation in Carleton Place. On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Carleton Place Winter Carnival - now in its fifth consecutive year and again presented by Luxart Homes - returns to Riverside Park, offering free, family-friendly happenings between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The 2017 carnival celebrates two important birthdays: mascot Chilly's fifth and Canada's 150th. In an interview with the Canadian Gazette on Feb. 2, the carnival's marketing lead, Shannon O'Neill, noted, "It is a shocker the carnival has been running for five years already, and most of the original organizing committee members are still around." They are: Sarah Cavanagh, Monika Henry, Chrysanthe Michaelis, Jessica Smith, O'Neill and Joanne Whittle. "Joanne is new, taking over sponsorship," O'Neill stated. "She had a big role this year." On the subject of Luxart Homes and owners Kris and Amanda Wagorn, O'Neill noted, "They love to be involved in community stuff." The carnival represents ev-
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Carleton Place Winter Carnival returns to Riverside Park, offering free, family-friendly happenings between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The theme: Chilly’s Birthday. The loveable penguin, seen last year with Zip-E The Clown, turns five. erything the business believes Carleton Place to be - a welcoming community full of great people and fun activities. "It was not hard to convince them year one (to get involved), and then year two, seeing the direction we were going, they actually upped the ante with us," O'Neill said. "They give us feedback at the beginning and end, but they let us roll with it," she added.
The inaugural carnival was held outside the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). "The weather was really nice and we ended up attracting 1,500 people," O'Neill said. "However, parking was a bit of an issue." The 2014 carnival was held outside Carambeck Community Centre. Once again, parking was a concern. "The last two years have been at Riverside Park, and I
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Carleton Place tree population maintained through bare root tree program BY TARA GESNER
New roots will soon be put down in Carleton Place, with the municipality purchasing 100 bare root trees from Carleton Place Nursery. Council members, during the physical environment committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, authorized the $6,570.95 expenditure. Carleton Place has provided subsidized trees to the public for years through its bare root tree program. Trees are only available to local taxpayers and must be planted within
town limits. Staff increased the number of trees ordered for 2017 slightly. Public works director Dave Young noted: " ... The impacts of the weather conditions of 2016 are still being assessed, but it is felt by staff the town's tree inventory has been adversely affected by last year's drought." Tree species provided this year by Carleton Place Nursery include the sugar maple, red oak, hackberry, showy mountain ash, edible flowering crab, McIntosh apple and honey locust. The hackberry is Carleton Place's
official tree, with the brown-eyed Susan being the town's authorized flower. The distribution of trees through the bare root tree program encompasses an information session (proper planting techniques, recommended locations and ongoing maintenance, for example) conducted by the town's urban forest/river corridor committee. Carleton Place Nursery has provided trees for the bare root tree program in the past. "Staff has always been satisfied with their service," Young noted. Coun. Doug Black, who chaired
the physical environment committee meeting, called the bare root tree program "a fantastic introduction to new residents of Carleton Place." A request for quotation was sent to local nurseries for the supply and distribution of the bare root stock, with only one bid received on Feb. 1 - Carleton Place Nursery. According to experts, planting trees can be good for the health and prosperity of a community. Mayor Louis Antonakos noted the 200 tree seedlings handed out in December during the municipality's 2016 annual appreciation night - in recog-
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Mills Community Support to purchase Five Arches property in Pakenham BY ASHLEY KULP
Lanark County's community services committee has endorsed Mills Community Support's proposal to purchase the non-profit housing property, known as Five Arches, in Pakenham. The matter was discussed during the Feb. 8 committee meeting at the county building in Perth. Since 1987, the Five Arches Non-Profit Housing Corporation has owned and operated a 40-unit apartment building at 178 Five Arches Drive. "They receive a subsidy from Lanark County for 30 rent-geared-to-income and 10 market units," explained social housing manager Sandy Grey. "The building is three stories with an elevator." However, in 2015, the Five Arches board began experiencing difficulties. "They began to stumble a little bit and had trouble recruiting board members and had some staffing issues," Grey stated. The corporation was able to continue on until July 2016 when they signed a property management/operation services agreement with the Mills. That contract came into effect Aug. 1, 2016 and continues until March 31 of this year. "The Mills have indicated their willingness to purchase the assets and undertake obligations of Five Arches," she said, adding that the Mills already operates 56 units under the same program as Five Arches. Grey noted the housing corporation is in "good shape." They currently have a $1,133,157 million mortgage (renewed in September 2015 with Peoples Trust Company) at a 2.33 per cent interest rate until September 2025. "They also have a healthy reserve fund with almost $9,000 per unit," she said. In its 2017 budget, Lanark County will provide a $298,344 subsidy for Five Arches. "That (subsidy) would continue," Grey said. "We would just be paying a different corporation." "Their (the Mills) main concern,
of course, is that the county continue the funding as we have with Five Arches," she continued. Lanark County currently has a service provider agreement with Five Arches which expires in February 2019. With the Mills purchase, Grey said this would be terminated and the county would enter into a new one. Grey admitted it wouldn't be an "entirely smooth transition" and some paperwork and adjustments would be required. "A request has to be put in to the Ministry of Housing for an exemption of the land transfer tax, which is roughly $50,000," Grey said, noting that for it to be approved, an amending regulation from the Lieutenant Governor and council would be required. "It likely won't happen for the first of July," when the Mills wants to take over. For the residents, though, "it should be fairly seamless," Grey said. "The Mills is already providing property manage-
ment services...so residents shouldn't see many changes," she remarked. "The Mills is a housing provider most of us are very familiar with. They have a very good standing with us (county) and do a good job." Coun. Louis Antonakos (Carleton Place Mayor) said he couldn't think of a better organization to take over Five Arches than the Mills. "The partnership is already there, the management team, the asset is there and they have a healthy reserve," he said. He questioned whether any of the asset belongs to the county. "No, it's private, nonprofit," Grey answered. "My question is, how can we be assured if the Mills receives that asset as a transfer, that all residents of Lanark County are able to access the services the Mills provides?" Antonakos said. "Is it exclusive to Mississippi Mills?" Grey indicated the county runs the wait list for the 30 subsidized units and
"anyone from anywhere is able to put in an application." Coun. Shaun McLaughlin (Mississippi Mills Mayor) said it was difficult to run the corporation if the volunteer board support isn't there. "It's a complicated process,"
he stated. "It was doing fairly well, but I was glad to see the Mills take over the management of it and I'm equally happy to see them buying it...They are experts at running that type of place." "I'm confident that they
will do a good job at running the place and more or less get it off our backs," McLaughlin added. The recommendation will go to the Feb. 22 county council meeting to be formally adopted.
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Carleton Place man dies after Feb. 10 crash on Queensway BY TARA GESNER
A 50-year-old Carleton Place man is dead following an incident Friday, Feb. 10 on Highway 417 near Carling and Kirkwood avenues in Ottawa. According to OPP, just before 6 a.m. a tractor-trailer was travelling west on the Queensway when a dual wheel assembly set became detached. The wheel assembly jumped the cement median and struck a cargo van travelling east. The force was enough to peel back the van's roof. OPP Const. Guy Prevost told the Canadian Gazette the driver of the van, Gennadi “G” Brianski, was pronounced dead at the scene. In an effort to avoid the cargo van, "there were other collisions...a by-product," the officer added. The eastbound lanes of Highway 417 were closed for hours but have since re-opened. Late in the afternoon on Feb. 10, as a result of an investigation, the OPP announced charges against the driver of
The late Gennadi “G” Brianski, right, is being remembered by his family, friends and community as a devoted family man. the commercial motor vehicle, Daniel Mongeon of Gatineau. Mongeon has been charged with Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with Parts Detached under the Highway Traffic Act. The company that owns the tractor-trailer, ICB Food Distribution of Ottawa also faces charges under the Highway Traffic Act of Permit Operation of an Unsafe Commercial Motor Vehicle. Both parties will appear in provincial court in Ottawa
March 31 at 1:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil The Carleton Place community is mourning Brianski, and in an effort to offer its support, thoughts and prayers to his family and their friends, a candlelight vigil will be held at the Market Square on Sunday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Market Square is located at 7 Beckwith St. (corner of Lake Avenue) in Carleton Place.
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Municipal Matters February 16, 2017
THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS TENDER for the REHABILITATION OF THE NUGENT BRIDGE CONTRACT NO. 15087
PUBLIC NOTICE #2
CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE CONCESSION 7B BRIDGE (STRUCTURE R-004)
A Public Open House was held on October 6, 2016 in order to present Alternatives for the renewal of the Concession 7B Bridge and to solicit public comments. During the Open House, a total of four Alternatives were presented for the renewal as follows: SEALED TENDERS on forms supplied by the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi • Option 1: Complete structure replacement Mills will be received at the Offices of the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi (single lane and two lane options) Mills, Roads and Public Works Department, at 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, • Option 2: Complete superstructure replacement Ontario K0A 1A0 no later than 1:30 p.m. local time, Friday, February 24th, 2017, for the (single lane and two lane options) Rehabilitation of the Nugent Bridge. Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipality’s • Option 3: Replace deck and rehabilitate existing structure Offices immediately following closing time on Friday, February 24th, 2017. (maintain load posting and eliminate load posting options) The general scope of work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the replacement • Option 4: Permanent removal of the existing structure of the existing concrete deck and steel truss system with new steel girders and steel Subsequent to the Public Open House, receipt of public comments and a review of the diaphragms complete with a reinforced concrete deck, new bearings, new expansion various factors, the selection of Alternatives has been narrowed down to a total of two Alternatives as follows: joint assemblies, installation of thrie beam barrier on bridge deck, removal and • Option 2: Complete superstructure replacement (single lane option) reconstruction of upper sections of ballast walls and retaining walls, installation of new helical piles and concrete pile cap, waterproofing and paving over bridge deck, partial • Option 4: Permanent removal of the existing structure depth concrete removals on abutment, and retaining walls, replacement of approach Presently, the preferred alternative is to permanently remove the structure (Option 4). guiderail, and paving on approaches. Prior to proceeding with the final recommendation to Council for the preferred alternative, the Municipality and HP Engineering are interested in hearing any further Complete tender documents comments that you may have about this project and the preferred Alternative. Your (electronic .pdf version, free of charge) will be available on Monday, January 30, 2017 comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and, with the from HP Engineering Inc., 2039 Robertson Road, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8R2 and exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. Further will be sent via email upon request. Hard copies of the documents will also be available details regarding the alternatives have been posted to the Municipal website www.mississippimills.ca. upon request and on payment of a non-refundable cost of $60.00 per set. Cheques Please submit any comments to Tashi Dwivedi, as per the information below no later should be made payable to HP Engineering Inc. than 2:00 pm on February 24, 2017. A certified cheque, bank draft or bid bond not less than the amount specified in the For further information, please contact: Tender requirements must accompany each tender and the successful bidder will be Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng. required to provide a 100% Performance Bond and 50% Materials and Labour Payment Project Manager Bond upon execution of the Contract agreement. HP Engineering Inc. 400-2039 Robertson Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8R2 The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. For further information, the Phone: 613-695-3737 • E-mail: email@example.com Project Manager can be contacted as follows: Cory Smith Public Works Technologist Mr. Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng. Municipality of Mississippi Mills HP Engineering Inc. 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 400-2039 Robertson Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8R2 Phone: 613-256-2064 ext. 229 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (613) 695-3737 / Fax: (613) 680-3636 / Email: email@example.com This Notice is issued on February 6, 2017
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ALMONTE AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE Arena Roof Replacement - Roof Area 301 Contract No. 17-10
SEALED TENDERS on forms supplied by the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will be received by the CAO at the Municipal Offices located at 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0, no later than 14:00 hrs local time, Thursday, March 16, 2017, for “Roof Replacement, Almonte and District Community Centre, Arena – Roof Area 301”. Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipality’s Offices immediately following the tender closing. Complete hard copy tender documents will be available for pick-up at the Municipal Offices at 3131 Old Perth Road for a non-refundable cost of $60 per set. Cheques should be made payable to the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. A mandatory pre-tender meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 hrs. at the Community Centre at 182 Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario, and all interested bidders shall attend so they may view the area of work and be eligible to bid. No bid security deposit is required for this tender. The successful bidder will be required to provide a 50% Performance Bond and 50% Materials and Labour Payment Bond upon execution of the Contract agreement. The general scope of work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the removal and disposal of the existing shingle roof system, preparation of the existing roof decking, application of a new modified bituminous membrane roof system, complete with associated tie-ins, metal flashings, eavestrough and downspouts. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. For further information, please contact: Diane Smithson Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Mississippi Mills Telephone: (613) 256-2064 Ext: 225 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Summer student positions are available with the Municipality of Mississippi Mills for the 2017 summer season. Deadline for applications is 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. For more information visit www.mississippimills.ca/en/townhall/employment.
2017 INTERIM TAX NOTICE The 2017 interim tax bills have been mailed and are due Monday, February 27, 2017. Please note that the tax rates for 2017 have not yet been set, therefore the interim bill is calculated at 40% of 2016 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.
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UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Council Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 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.
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Sealed Tenders on forms supplied by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Roads and Public Works Department will be received by the CAO, TENDER 17-08 FOR ONE (1) SIDEWALK at the Municipal Office located at 3131 Old PLOW UNIT Perth Road, Almonte until 1:30pm local time, on February 17th, 2017 Sealed Tenders on forms supplied by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Roads and Public for the “Municipality of Mississippi Mills – Works Department will be received by the CAO, at Invitation to Tender for One (1) new or demo the Municipal Office located at 3131 Old Perth Road, valve maintenance trailer – Tender 17-09”. Almonte until 1:30pm local time, on March 2, 2017 for the “Municipality of Mississippi Mills – Invitation Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipal to Tender No. 17-08, “Sidewalk Plow Unit”. Tenders Office building immediately following the tender will be opened in public at the Municipal Office closing. building immediately following the tender closing. To obtain a copy of the tender send your request by email to email@example.com.
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INVITATION TO TENDER FOR 2017 CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAM WATER AND SEWER REPLACEMENT – UNION ST CONTRACT NO. MMPW 17-01 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 March 9, 2017 for the “Municipality of Mississippi Mills – 2017 Capital Works Program – Water and Sewer Replacement – Union St – Contract MMPW 17-01”. Tenders will be opened in public at the Municipal Office building immediately following the tender closing. Proposed works within the contract scope will include Water and Sewer Replacement, Earthworks, Grading and Paving along Union Street with the reinstatement of roadways and related infrastructure works. Specifications, Form of Tender and Tender Submission documents will be available from the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Municipal Offices, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, on or after February 13, 2017. Please email email@example.com requesting a copy of the tender document.
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“And now it’s going out,” he stated. “I’m not convinced that there isn’t another alternative for funding.” Coun. John Edwards was at the public information centre to hear from residents, but said “council made its decision (to create lots).” “It’s a great victory here because we’re keeping Don Maynard Park,” he continued. Public’s concept plans One submission proposed leaving the park where it currently sits and creating an access lane through it to Block 42 where the lots could be created. In providing rationale behind it, the proposal stated, “I was wondering if it would be possible to locate the houses on the back portion, which is Block 42. This would require a lane to access them but it would leave the parkland along the street which
aesthetically would be more pleasing as the park would remain visible along the street.” Another wanted to retain as much of Don Maynard Park as possible and reduce the carbon footprint. The submission suggested a layout of six semidetached homes with a row of garages separated by a road. “The development of Don Maynard Park offers Almonte an opportunity to show leadership in promoting sustainable development,” the submission stated. A third proposal saw six lots created on Block 42, leaving the park intact. Access to the lots would come from the creation of a cul-de-sac on Harold Street. The most popular of the plans with the community was one created by the late Don Maynard’s son, Steve Maynard, and neighbouring residents, including Gloria Leonard, who lives directly beside the park. Their option keeps the park intact and adds to Allan Goddard’s
original drawings of the plan by including a pathway that winds throughout the greenspace connecting Harold and Paterson streets, as well as a small amphitheatre and other natural features such as community gardens. ‘We were advised that we didn’t have to stick to the requirements and mayor (Shaun) McLaughlin graciously allowed us to put our proposal up here,” Maynard said. Pleased with the feedback and number of stickers crowding the plan, Maynard said he hoped the town was open to it. “I believe ours is going to have the most votes. We had Aug. 9 (public meeting), a 1,300 signature petition and people writing in to support the park,” he said. “I think this is another show that the community wants this parkland. You don’t get rid of parkland.” Maynard would like to sit down with McLaughlin and council to discuss fi-
nancing and finding the $300,000 elsewhere, which he believes is possible. However, McLaughlin said he’s explored Maynard’s proposals and the funds aren’t there. “Steve has sent me information and I have gone back to our treasurer and those funds are already factored in elsewhere,” he stated. “...If money dropped out of the air tomorrow, we wouldn’t sell Don Maynard Park. Nobody actually really wants to do that.” McLaughlin noted he was pleased at the turnout for the public information centre, but when asked about how much weight the stickers will carry, he said they “represent public preference but cannot be considered to be anything binding.” “When council goes through the concepts, they will look at those that met the criteria,” he continued. “There are a lot of people who have come up with alternative ideas that maybe we didn’t think of. There are a couple here tonight that
may not be economically viable, but we welcome all submissions.” When asked about the popularity of Maynard’s submission, Smithson said “If we don’t have any lots to sell, it’s difficult to make up that $400,000 that’s required.” Last August, hundreds of residents turned out to a public meeting regarding the municipality’s proposal to sell the park and Block 42. After outcry from neighbouring residents and the community, council opted for a compromise: to create lots on a portion of the land and retain a portion to be reconfigured as Don Maynard Park. Smithson expects council will choose its preferred option in late March or early April. “We have Canada 150 funding (for Gemmill Park) that has to be used by the end of the year...,” she said. “I think council wants to decide one way or the other.”
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2017 5TH ANNUAL WINTER CARNIVAL Join us on February 25th, 2017 as we help our beloved mascot, Chilly, celebrate his 5th birthday! Visitors can expect continuous, free activities running all day from 10am-4pm outside at Riverside Park, as well as inside Carleton Place High School and the Carleton Place Canoe Club! Just to name a few of what you can expect: Carnival Express Train Rides, Merchant Market, Games on Truck, Horse Drawn Trolley Rides, Snowman Building, Build Your Own Luxart Homes Snow Home, Visits from Batman, Princesses, Jolo, Chase and More, Wood Carving & Ice Sculpture Demonstrations, Snow Obstacle Courses, Party Games, SingHouse Studio, Birthday Cake, Candy Buffet and SO much more!! For more information visit www.cpwintercarnival.com
TAX IS DUE FEBRUARY 23, 2017 Telephone/online banking Pay by phone or internet, contact your Financial Institution for this service. In Person The Town Hall is open for collection of taxes and water payments from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm, accepted forms of payment are Cash, Cheque or Debit. Payments made after hours may be deposited in the payment box at the entrance to the police station. Payment by Mail Remove the stub from your tax billing, attach it to your cheque and mail it to the Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K2C 2V8. If payment is made by mail or after the office hours, and you require a receipt, please include the complete bill with your cheque. The bill will be receipted and returned to you by mail. Pre-authorized Payments account must be current in order to enroll in this option, payment is directly taken from your account on the due date. Payments are accepted at most financial institutions. For more information or questions, call Jennifer Muoka, Tax and Water Revenue Clerk at 613-257-6218
Carleton Place Public Works Department is currently accepting resumes for several summer student positions. Applicants must be minimum 16 years of age. Applicants must also be returning to school in September.
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Duties Include: • General grounds keeping activities and other duties assigned by the Superintendent of Public Works • Must enjoy working outside • Must be able to work as part of a team or independently • Must be able to work Saturday mornings May through November
Duties Include: • Accepting, sorting, and packing materials at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot • Must enjoy working outside • Must be able to work Saturday mornings (7:30am-12:30pm) from mid-May through August.
Required Skills: ü Ability to operate small machinery ü Must be able to effectively interact with the public in a professional manner ü Possess a valid G2 driver’s License
Required Skills: ü Attention to detail is necessary ü Must be able to effectively interact with the public in a professional manner ü Self Starter
Detailed job descriptions can be accessed at http://carletonplace.ca/employmentopportunities.php Submit your cover letter (indicating availability) and resume by email to Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions can be emailed or dropped off in a sealed envelope at 175 Bridge Street before March 3, 2017 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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“Our goal is 150 snowmen,” O’Neill said. Back by popular demand is the Carnival Express train, taking riders on a five-minute tour through and around the grounds. After hearing there was not a lot to offer teenagers, the organizing committee has brought in GamesonTruck, a mobile video game truck equipped with large TVs, game consoles and a large variety of games to choose from (Mario, Mario Kart, Minecraft, Madden, Call of Duty and more). Running all day, it is considered a supreme party machine, with something for everyone. “We are not doing a stage this year,” O’Neill said. “Instead, Rico Falsetto from Main Event Entertainment has put together a fantastic playlist, with the music playing in the background throughout the day.” Students from Notre Dame Catholic High School will be serving up some barbecue favourites, selling baked goods and painting faces, a fundraiser for their March mission trip to Guatemala. Thanks to the town and CP Gymnastics, the parking lot of the Carleton Place Canoe Club parking will be hopping all day long, owing to Chilly’s Funland. Birthday games include: plinko, noodle javelin, bucket toss, lawn
(snow) darts, beanbag toss, lawn (snow) bowling, tic-tac-toe and horseshoes, just to name a few. Each child participating will get to take home a loot bag full of goodies (while quantities last). “The town provides us with the canoe club for free, along with tents and barricades,” O’Neill said, and “the Canada 150th organizing committee is sponsoring the inflatable games.” Other all-day events include snow painting, Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts demonstrations, Farm and Forest School and log carving. “Learn about survival skills and shelter building during the winter from Farm and Forest School,” O’Neill said, and “depending on the weather they may be bringing some outdoor animals.” The Merchant Market, located inside the Carleton Place High School (CPHS) gymnasium, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with approximately 30 vendors gathering to showcase their newest products and services. Admission is free. “Come in out of the cold and look around,” O’Neill said. Main Event Entertainment is providing a photo booth (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), with Chilly and his mascot friends, including Batman and League of Superheroes, stopping by for pictures. Parents, make sure to have your camera handy!
“We also have a princess meet and greet (Glass Slipper Princess Parties) in the CPHS hallway,” O’Neill said. “The time: 10 to 11 a.m.” Also at CPHS, running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., thanks to Bulk Barn in Carleton Place, a free candy buffet will be set up in the CPHS main hallway. Furthermore, the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum will have a special Canada 150th display on the stage inside the high school’s gymnasium. Sing House Studios presents a live performance by the Singers Club in the cafetorium between 10 and 11 p.m., followed by live karaoke and open mic from 11 a.m. to noon. Running 12 to 3 p.m., two arts and crafts stations will allow kids to make birthday cards for Chilly and Canada’s 150th. Cards will later be on display at the Carleton Place Public Library. Everyone is invited to sing Happy Birthday to Chilly and enjoy birthday cake at 2 p.m., held inside the CPHS cafetorium. The Ottawa Conservatory performs in the high school’s cafetorium from 3 to 4 p.m. The Winter Fun Pavilion held inside the canoe club - offers up a bunch of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in to get a free face painting and/or balloon animals by Korny Klowns Entertainment.
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. watch snippets of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., performed by the Mississippi Mudds Youth Group. Carnival goers can get up close and personal with a bunch of furry friends from Saunders Country Critter Zoo and Sanctuary. “They are bringing a bobcat, skunk, porcupine, raccoon, opossums and so much more,” O’Neill said. The canoe club is also home to colouring and first aid stations. Off site fun Visit the outdoor rink in front of police and fire headquarters on Coleman Street (behind Tim Hortons) for some hockey fun, running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the OPP and a few firefighters will be taking part in pick up hockey games. “There will be free pizza, snacks and drinks,” O’Neill shared. She noted people could travel between the rink and Riverside Park, using the carnival’s horsedrawn trolley. At 7 p.m. stop by Carambeck Community Centre for a showing of Disney’s Moana. Admission is a voluntary donation, with all funds going back to the Carleton Place Winter Carnival. There will be a cash snack bar. Again, proceeds will benefit the carnival, allowing it to continue
to be offered free to residents and visitors. “The organizing committee would be entirely unable to achieve any of its objectives without the generous support of community businesses, volunteer organizations, town departments and even individuals,” O’Neill said.
Carnival helpers are still needed, and all volunteers will receive free soup and buns, courtesy of Ginger Cafe. The address to use for Riverside Park is 179 John St. For additional information or to volunteer, visit www.cpwintercarnival.com.
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A day we don’t want to remember It’s hard to believe Saturday marked the one-year anniversary since the Mississippi Mills community was shaken and Coun. Bernard Cameron passed away. Cameron has become known as a true hero, and so he should be, stepping in front of his wounded daughter, Sarah, during an altercation with her common-law partner at her parents’ home. Cameron was shot and then Sarah’s partner turned the gun on himself and passed away later in hospital from his injuries. It’s a day no one wants to remember, but I recollect it clearly. It was a bitterly cold and I was on my way into the office that morning, when I received a call about an incident in Almonte. I headed there and noticed the town was eerily quiet. I already knew this was one of those assignments that was going to stick with me for quite some time and I was right. Making my way to the Cameron home on Strathburn Street, I could see the other media outlets gathered. I remember the wind whipping around my face as I took a few quick photographs of the yellow police tape cordoning off the road. Sticking around for an update from the OPP on scene, I then made it back into the office where more of the details of the incident became clear. Later that evening, the community filled Almonte Old Town Hall to share stories, console each other, sign guest books and participate in a candlelight vigil. You truly got a sense of how much the former teacher meant to Mississippi Mills. These are the moments when a community truly comes together. I remember my colleague, Tara Gesner, telling me of the sombre first council meeting after Bernard had passed, marked with Coun. Christa Lowry playing Amazing Grace on the trumpet. A few days later I was back in Almonte as the family gathered to say goodbye to Bernard. These are truly the parts of the job I dislike the most. Being on scene of a horrific incident or having to take photos while someone is living out their worst fears/day
ASHLEY KULP The Usual Kulprit in front of you is tough for me. I’ve never been one of those reporters who relishes those types of calls, but I understand that it’s part of the job. There are some aspects to every job that you either love or hate. Unfortunately, sometimes these types of events happen in our communities and we have a duty to cover them. It doesn’t mean that we’re not hurting right along with the rest. It’s a day no one wants to remember, but we have to so it doesn’t happen again. Since that time, Bernard’s widow, Catherine, has spoken out on violence against women. Months after she lost her husband, she gathered the courage to speak during Lanark County Interval House’s tenth annual Take Back the Night Sept. 24 in Carleton Place. Attendees listened on in silence during Catherine’s powerful speech, who said she was at the vigil as a victim, but remarked “it’s about all of us. She urged for changes to be made to end violence against women, including “the need for us to teach our young men and women how to build healthy relationships and how to make lifelong commitments in a supportive environment with one another.” “Change means that lives will be saved,” Catherine noted during her emotional message, as she held up a Lanark County Interval House whistle around her neck. She said it was time to speak up and speak out. “So often we say things and we hear things and we don’t speak to them. We have to change that. And I want to speak to the need for us to never have to wear these (whistles) ever again.” Thank you for your strength and courage, Catherine. Though a year has passed since the tragedy, it’s one that Mississippi Mills residents won’t soon forget. And we shouldn’t.
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IODE Captain Hooper celebrates 100 years!
The IODE Captain Hooper chapter in Carleton Place celebrated 100 years of making a difference in the community this past weekend. Since Feb. 12, 1917, when the chapter received it’s charter, the IODE Captain Hooper chapter has been fundraising for the better good, beginning with support for First World War soldiers. The group now holds four staple events annually - the bonspiel, bridge luncheon, bus trip and craft fair - to raise funds for the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, Almonte General Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and the Lanark County Food Bank, to name a few. The IODE Captain Hooper chapter will be holding an anniversary tea event at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on May 6 to mark the significant milestone. The group will also be making a $10,000 to a local organization to mark their 100th anniversary. Pictured, top row: Karen Brunton, Peggy Gallipeau, Marianne Mullen and Diane Du Feu. Second row: Bev Shepley, Diane Neild-Kerry, Barb Nauss and Dianne Saunders. Bottom row: Wendy Waddell, Brenda Mattey, Hilda Docker and Paula Sanderson.
Garbage issues too important: reader DEAR EDITOR:
The whole “garbage” business is changing. Almost every conceivable product sold in Canada can be reused by the process of recycling, to varying degrees and costs to the degree that there is no such thing as “garbage” anymore. The Town of Carleton Place with helpful advice from the town’s volunteer environmental advisory committee (CPEAC), elected officials and town employees, has created a fairly successful recycling program. Carleton Place has had a hazardous waste depot as well as a location for the drop-off of yard waste for several years now. Recently the town partnered with Stewardship Ontario to place a permanent bin in the town yard for the collection of electronics. This additional recycling measure was encouraged by CPEAC who saw the need for a permanent electronics bin after running a successful recycling event for five years with RONA and Twenty-Twelve Elec-
tronics Recycling (TTER.) I write this because today was “garbage” day in my neighbourhood. I thought that it was 1965 again when everything was dump-worthy “garbage.” In some cases, recyclables were dumped unceremoniously in several containers or bags with portions overflowing and blowing on to the surroundings. Piled high were cereal boxes, pizza boxes, balls of wrapping paper, plastic water bottles etc. that could have easily been flattened to make more room, so instead of three or four containers with their contents overflowing on to sidewalks, one or two containers would have served the same purpose. This small act would have required little time, save the collector unnecessary effort, keep the town cleaner and allow for more materials to be recycled more effectively. Is it the collector’s responsibility to clean up after Rocky Raccoon when his buddies have had a late night drunken feast with no attempt at
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dining room etiquette? What once would automatically and thoughtlessly be thrown out with the trash can now be redirected for recycling. This not only saves dump and trucking fees, but also keeps unnecessary excess waste from piling ever so higher to become a ski hill competing with Camp Fortune, not to mention lessening the risk and stress on our health and environment. Talking about garbage, there are some residents who consistently put out more than one container of garbage without any visible required garbage stickers. If you want to put out more than one garbage container, the town’s bylaw states that you are required to have a garbage sticker adhered to it. Why do we have bylaws if they are not enforced? It is disheartening and somewhat frustrating for those who are trying to make a difference in the environment by not only following the rules but also cutting back on what and how much is thrown out. The
town’s website clearly lists the rules and bylaws regulating everything from yard waste to appliances, compostable materials, hazardous waste and makes provisions for their disposal. Pretty simple. I sense that the town would rather place the effort on the collector’s time and energy than deal with those citizens that either are not aware of the guidelines or just don’t care. “Garbage” and its collection has a huge impact on our current and future well-being and is too important to be treated with whimsy. It might be time to re-educate residents on Garbage Rules 101 and the handling of recyclable materials or, start enforcing the rules, or both! We are running our recycling/garbage program with less traction than is required and intended as stated in our bylaws by allowing it to run on three wheels instead of all four. Bill Bousada Carleton Place
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Pet adoption weekend is huge success for LAWS The pet adoption weekend was a huge success thanks to the great co-operation of our dedicated pet stores. Seven cats were adopted from the Perth Pet Valu store and two cats from Pet Valu Almonte. Thank you to all who came to adopt and gave so many of our adoptable cats a second chance in life. A huge thank you, too, to Dr. Rob Clark from Smiths Falls Veterinary Services, who dedicated his time to lead the microchip clinic in Perth. Everything went smoothly and professionally. Dr. Clark has the skill of putting the animals at ease and there were no issues administering the microchips. Cats and dogs in all colours, shapes and sizes entered the store on Saturday. A total of 32 dogs and four cats were microchipped. It was a busy but fun day! Please note that LAWS will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 due to the Family Day holiday. This weeks' pets:
Hi there, Peaches here. It has been busy lately with adoptions ... many of my cat friends found homes, but no matter how hard I tried to get someone's attention, I am still at LAWS. I have been here since August of last year ... can you believe that? I am a very petite black and white female cat with a feisty attitude. I like attention but won't sit on your lap all the time. I show my affection differently, by lots of rubs on your legs and you get a happy meow when you give me some canned food, which is my favourite. Is there somebody out there who might fall in love with me? I am really a nice kitty and hope to be in my forever home before winter is over. Please see me at LAWS.
Flipper Hi there, my name is Flipper. I am a lovely about three-year-old male cat with medium long hair. Mainly black with a white mane and lovely white boots. I am available for adoption in Perth at Pet Valu where I share the cage with Woody. We get along really
Olympic dream The Lanark and District Civitan Club held a fundraising spaghetti dinner in support of local athlete Braiden Nichols (left) on Feb. 11. The 17-year-old Perth and District Collegiate Institute student, who is currently the number one shot putter in eastern Ontario, hopes to make it to the Olympics some day. The funds raised through the dinner will help offset Nichols’ training, travelling and equipment costs. Pictured, Nichols makes a standard shot put pose during the dinner.
This Week’s Pets well. I am affectionate and have been exploring the store during the day. I have some scars on my nose and ears because in my past life I was living on the streets. I am not interested in fights at all. I'd rather be in a home where my life is regular with lots of hugs and kisses. I would also welcome to get adopted together with Woody, as we have become best buddies. Please meet us in Perth!
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CRAIG The family of the late Rosella Craig, would like to thank all individuals and groups for the kindness and support during the loss of our beloved mother. Sincere appreciation for the care and support given by the medical staff of the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospitals and PSWs. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth; Reverend Shelley Roberts; the choir; and UCW of the United Church of Lanark for the service, hymns and luncheon. Thank you to grandson Robert Barr for the eulogy and to the pallbearers. Also to every one for the messages of comfort, floral tributes, cards and memorial donations. The Craig Family
KAYE GRACE The family of Kaye Grace who passed away on January 27, 2017 wish to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, messages of support, meals, prayers, flowers, cards, phone calls, Masses and donations to the Almonte General Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We also wish to thank the Staff of The Almonte General Hospital, The Ottawa Civic Hospital and the ambulance attendants for taking such good care of Kaye. A special thanks to the staff at Orchard View By The Mississippi for all your wonderful care. Thank you to The Pilon Family Funeral Home for your wonderful assistance and compassion. Kaye will always be fondly remembered by all who knew her and deeply missed by those who loved her.
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In Memory of Mary Elizabeth (nee O’Kane) Higgins Our Mother and Granny, the late Mary Elizabeth (O’Kane) Higgins touched so many people’s lives and the outpouring of love and support shown truly assisted us during this difficult time. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the individuals and groups who helped to make her last days as comfortable as possible. First off thank you to all the PSW’s who helped Mom with her personal and mobility care you were Mom’s guardian angels. Sincerest appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Kemptville District Hospital and for making Mom’s stays there a time of security and support for her and us and at the end of the day this was a huge peace of mind to have Mom surrounded by a team of experts and we are so very blessed to have professionals like you all in our lives. To all those who travelled to be with the family and a special mention to Mom’s brother, my Uncle Willy and Aunt Beverly O’Kane and sons; John and Michael we deeply appreciate your love and your support. Thank you to Mom’s immediate family, cousins, relatives, friends and neighbors for your condolences and to those who travelled from; Calgary, Alta, Fredericton, NB, West Palm Beach, FL, North Bay, Cobden, Renfrew, Douglas, Windsor, Guelph, and Ottawa. Thank You to everyone who sent flower arrangements, cards and memorial donations. Thank you to all who made delicious soul food we appreciate your kindness. Thank You to everyone who attended the visitation and funeral mass. Thank You to Alice Taylor who created the prayer cards as Mom loved her prayer cards as she faithfully read her bible and cards each and every day. Thank You to Father Andrew Shim for the funeral mass as the service was a true reflection of Mom’s beautiful Christian soul. Thank You to the Holy Cross Parish hall team for an absolutely delicious and plentiful reception meal. Thank You to all the grandchildren who acted as pall bearers Grandma and the family are so very proud of you. Thank You to Hulse PlayFair & McGarry for all your professionalism and paying close attention to detail and ensuring Mom’s services were calming and comforting. We would like to extend on our gratitude to everyone that has made our lives easier knowing that the love we shared for our Mother (Mugsy) and Grandmother was also shared by YOU! God bless everyone. One last Thank You, is to you Mummy, thank you for the precious memories and for all the soft sweet things you left behind in my home, in my head, and above all in my heart, forever. Love Frances and Family.
Arthur Mary Lou (Stafford) Arthur
Mary Lou passed away in the Perth Hospital on Thursday February 9th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Patricia Stafford, her sister Gail Stafford, and in 1994, by her husband James Arthur. Mary Lou was the dear mother of Patricia (Fred) ArthurHolmes of St. Agatha Maine and Jamie (Cheryl) Arthur of Perth. She will be sadly missed by her brother Peter (Connie) Stafford and all her family and friends. There will be a private family service in the spring of 2017. If desired,memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Crohns and Colitis Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Peacefully at his residence in Perth with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Tom (Dawn), and Tim. Loving step-father of Bobby McGinnis (Patti) and Jimmy McGinnis (Debbie). Dear brother of Doris Alquire (Ron), June Botsford (Guy & Al Sexton), Bunny Young (Howard). Brother-in-law of Nellie Jackson, and Milton. Predeceased by his sister Jackie Therreiault and brother Gary. Karl will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 11:00AM until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 12 Noon. 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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Peacefully at Stoneridge Manor, on Monday February 13, 2017, at the age of 80. Wife of the late Ivan Saunders. Best friend of the late Raymond Duff. Loving mother of Kevin (Muriel). Loving grandmother of Sarah, Kayla (Trevor), Sam, Reg and Amanda (Mike) and great-grandmother of Max, Mason, Kiona, Raeann, Antonio, Brian and Jeanett. A graveside service will take place in the spring at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place. For those who wish, a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
HUGHES, Heather Lynne
Born May 18th, 1956 – Passed February 12th, 2017 After a courageous battle with ALS Heather passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. A generous, gentle and loving woman who loved her children, husband and family above all else. Daughter of the late Paul Gilmer and Margaret Valcour of Kemptville, ON. Cherished daughter in law of Beverley and the late Douglas Hughes of Brantford, ON. Loving and beautiful wife of Randy Hughes of Kemptville, ON. She took a chance on love and made him a better person. He was a truly lucky man. Caring mother of Ryan McDougall (Carley) of Winnipeg and Maggie McDougall (Shawn Cowan) of Kemptville. Nurturing step mother of Evan Hughes (Samantha Sterne) of Toronto, Erika Hughes of Vietnam and Eden Hughes of Toronto. Wonderful sister of Randi Gilmer (Jennifer) of Waterloo, Mike Valcour (Karen) of Kemptville. New grandmother to baby Ellie of Winnipeg. Stepdaughter to Ruth Gilmer and step brother to Paul Valcour of Ottawa. Predeceased by her step sister Heather Valcour and brother Mark Valcour. Sister in law to Tim Hughes (Janice) of Burford, ON; Cindy Hughes (Terry Soules) of Chatham, ON; Jeff Hughes (Nancy) of Chippewa, ON and Nancy Raymond (Doug) of Toronto. She will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews, Nicole Gilmer of Sweden; Tamra Hughes of Simcoe, ON; Cole and Alyshia Hughes of Chippewa, ON and Hannah Raymond of Toronto. In addition to various aunts, uncles and cousins in her extended family. A small town girl, she became a library technician with the OCDSB after completing her education at Algonquin College where she passed with honours. Previously, she had worked at the Kemptville Advance front office for about 10 years. Heather enjoyed the simple things in life and benefited from some wonderful friendships because of her giving and loving nature. The family wants to express the appreciation for all of the support it received over the course of Heather’s illness. We could not have managed without you – Dr. John Evans, Dr. Ruth Biggar and the support staff of the Ottawa ALS Clinic. The local CCAC staff, Bayshore Home Healthcare, Pharmasave Kemptville and Palliative Care Team. Our youthful and exuberant PSW Pam Hamilton. Thanks to all of you who made it as easy as possible for her to stay at home for the duration. Heather was particularly proud of her support of the ALS Society and was a significant fundraiser at the fall event. The family will continue to support this cause. Friends may visit the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Thursday, February 16, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm & 6 to 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Friday, February 17th at 11 am. To honour her life, in lieu of flowers a donation to ALS or another charity of your choice would be appreciated. We Wish You Enough! Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-258-2435
Woods Robin Mark Woods
April 27, 1949 - February 9, 2017
After a battle with cancer, Robin Mark Woods passed away in the evening of February 9, 2017 in the presence of family. He is predeceased by his father Russel McCormick Woods and sister Mary Ellen Brickman. Mark is survived by his mother Josephine Valentine Woods, brother Rod and his wife Dianna, brother Tim, as well as nieces, nephews and grand nephews. Burial will take place in a family plot in Watford, Ontario at a later date. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Francis, Robert John
(May 28, 1938 - January 16, 2017) Tragically, as the result of an accident in Florida on Monday January 16, 2017 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Francis, who died as a result of the same accident. Loving father to Howard Harker (Elizabeth) and Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps). Proud grandfather to Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Robert will be missed by his extended family. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday February 17, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. for a visitation only. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
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SYLVESTER, MAGGIE (Retired Nurse – CHEO) Suddenly but very peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus with loved ones by her side on Wednesday evening, February 8th, 2017; Margaret Ellen Sylvester of Arnprior passed away following a valiant and courageous journey through cancer. She was 64. Beloved wife and best friend of Rick and devoted stepmom of Courtney. Dearly loved sister of John Conroy (Thelma) and Nancy White (Stephen Melville) and sister-in-law of Penny Lassenba (Blair). Special cousin of Marg and Jim Day and Joan and Jon Gamble. She also leaves a void in the lives of her “furry girls” Caramel and China. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews as well many wonderful people whom Maggie was honoured to call “Friends”. A quiet, unassuming woman, Maggie had a genuine and beautiful way of earning the respect and friendship of others. She will be missed. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Friday evening, February 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, February 18th from 9:30 until 10:30. A Funeral Service will be conducted in Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. A reception will follow. In memory of Maggie, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association; the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
LAWRENCE CHARLES “Chuck” (Ret. RCMP) It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Almonte General Hospital, Charles Virtue Lawrence at the age of 90. Loving father to his four daughters; Carolyn, Marlene (Tim), Joanie (Otto) and Kristine (Clare). Predeceased by his son, Timothy. He was an awesome and deeply loved grandpa to 12 grandchildren, Sarin (Jon), Rebekah (Lance), Amber, Samuel, Mandy (Brian), Joel (Jennifer), Natasha (Andy), Heidi (Greg), Jonathan (Jill), Dylan, Arlen and Jackson. Big Poppa to 12 great grandchildren, Micah, Daniel, Mishael, Anna, Gracie, William, Isabella, Angus, Jude, Serena, Layla and Aaliyah. Chuck was born September 29, 1926 in Palmerson, Ontario and was the first born to Charles and Pearl Lawrence. Predeceased by his brothers, Ronald (Infant) and Ross Lawrence. Chuck began his career in law enforcement in the late 1940’s as a proud member of the RCMP. He served the RCMP for 23 years, both in Manitoba and Ontario, finishing his career in the Security branch with the federal government. He truly modeled a stellar work ethic. In his retirement he gave much of his time to tending the grounds and gardens at the Mill of Kintail. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15 and where a complete Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11 AM. Interment, Dauphin, Manitoba. Thank you to the wonderful, caring and professional staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their exceptional care and support. For those who may choose to honour Chuck with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital, The Mills Corp. or Canadian Bible Society. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
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Tragically in New Mexico on Thursday, February 9, 2017 age 72 years. Winston McEwen of Kemptville, beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father of Paul (Laura) and Pam McEwen (Joe Plunkett). Cherished grandfather of Amber and Ashley McEwen; Travis, Dylan and Dahlia MacEachern. He will also be sadly missed by Lorraine’s children and grandchildren Lynne Nicolaides (Aksell), Lisa Burroughs (Pat), Ben, Aleksa, Meeka and Maddix; and Irene McEwen, mother of his children. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Elizabeth McEwen. Family and friends may attend a visitation at Southgate Community Church, 1303 French Settlement Rd., Kemptville, on Saturday, February 18th from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to Ride for Dad, 424-300 Earl Grey Drive, Ottawa, K2T 1C1 or Kemptville Salvation Army, 2 Oxford St. W, Kemptville, K0G1J0. Arrangements by Tubman Funeral Homes, Kars Chapel. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com. DEATH NOTICE
Aug. 4th, 1929 – Feb. 10th, 2017 Born in Winnipeg to Warren James and Kathleen Rankin (nee Walters) Riley. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Patricia “Trish” (Doug) Gibson. Colin loved his career as a geologist and felt lucky that it took him from the swamps to the mountains, and especially to the northern barren lands. In 1952, Colin married Noella (nee Cayer), having one son, Colin Warren “Junior” (Vicki). He and Noella eventually relocated to Ottawa and enjoyed many years there until her passing. Colin was joyful when his son blessed him with four wonderful grandchildren, Jonathon (Amanda), Kathleen, Claire, and Susan. Great-grandfather to Deanna Smith-Riley. In 1985, Colin married his beloved wife, Jacqueline Doris (nee Elliott), and they spent the next 29 years traveling the world, running a B & B on the Big Rideau, operating Rideau Kennels breeding their beloved “Tollers”, and generally “living the life of Riley.” In marrying Jacquie, he also opened his heart to more family. He gained two step-daughters, Lisabeth (Ron) Geroux and Barbara Anderson (Mike S.). Grandfather to Lisa’s boys, Steven (Megan) and Scott Skentelbery. Greatgrandfather to Elliott Skentelbery. So many wonderful memories up at the lake and the Perth house. Jacquie predeceased Colin in Feb. 2015. Dearest uncle to Paul (Victoria) and Phil Lavigne and Marguerite (Moises Canales). He cherished his godson, Christopher Lavigne. Friends and family will miss his quick wit, intellect, and generosity. The family would especially like to thank George and Linda, Betty, Joan, Lawrence and Colleen, Wanda and Martha, and Dawn and Judy for their friendship, and Rev. Ken Davis and the Smiths Falls Hospital for their care and compassion. Funeral to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 18th, 2017 at St. James Anglican, 12 Harvey Street in Perth, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society are appreciated.
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Brianski, Gennadi “G”
(July 16, 1966 – February 10, 2017) Tragically as the result of an accident on Friday February 10, 2017 at the age of 50. Loving husband of Svetlana. Dear father of Ksenia (Josh McNeely) and Dennis. Proud “Dampa” of Mason and Keiran McNeely. Gennadi will be especially missed by his best friends Val, Sergei and Eduard. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or service at this time. www.barkerfh.com
Eunice Eleanor Schrader
(nee Boyd) Eunice passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Perth Hospital in her 89th year. Born in Ottawa May 19, 1928, loving daughter of the late Potter and Eleanor (Ireland) Boyd. Dearly beloved wife of the late Donald Schrader; loving mother to Robert (Kathryn) Schrader of Kemptville and Linda Schrader-Brown (Paul Therriault) of Sarnia. She will be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, Timothy (Kim) Schrader, Krysaria (Andrew) RadmoreGetz, Joseph Radmore, Kathryn (Jayson) Mathieson, Joshua Brown, Jordan (Sarah) Brown and nine great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Hannah, Seth, Callum, Scott, Konahn, Deklyn, Odyn and Sadie. Eunice was predeceased by her sisters Edna and Audrey and brothers Walter and Earl. Eunice loved to sing and touched so many hearts with her beautiful voice, singing from a very young age at Gloucester Presbyterian Church and leading the choir. She loved her singalongs and had the ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Her involvement in the Perth Community was honoured with the Volunteer of the Year Award, together with her husband Don. She will be remembered and missed by her many relatives and friends. Thanks to Dr. Moxon and special thanks to the third floor nursing staff for their kindness and compassionate support. Visitation took place on Friday, February 10th at O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth at 9:00 a.m. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, will be greatly appreciated. Mrs. Schrader’s arrangements are entrusted to the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082
REID John (Jack) Neelands Passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on the 2nd of February 2017 after a short stay at Almonte General Hospital. Beloved and loving husband of Orchid Emily Young. Son of the late Eva and Eugene Reid of Orangeville, Ontario. Predeceased by his only brother James and sister-inlaw Joan. Also survived by Mary Gardner from a first marriage. Dear father to Marc (Debbie), Cathy (Dan Borowec), Judy (Ferd Hamre) and Joseph (Leo Scopacasa). Dear stepfather to Geoff (Sandi), David (Diane), Guy (Carol) and Katie (Steve Watzenboeck). Proud grandfather to sixteen wonderful grandchildren and four great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Almonte Hospital Foundation or Alwood Inc. of Carleton Place, Ontario. Funeral arrangements entrusted into the care of C.R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com
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Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Chris Cullen (Dawn), and Cathy Cullen (the late John Barton) step-mother of Rick Fraser (Sheila) and Grant Fraser. Loving Nan to Craig (Sydney) and Robert (Melany) Cullen. Step-nan to Brian, Tait, Ian, Ben, Lucas (Kayla) Fraser. Great-nan to Isla and Ivy Cullen. Treasured by Donna and Lloyd, Tracy (Jamie) and Geoff Foster and extended Beaupre and Cullen Family. Dearly missed by Gert, Brenda, Wendy, Judy, Jean, Marg, Barb, Joan and Vlasta. Ila will also be missed by her companion Sam. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Ila’s life at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville - OSPCA would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.
William James (Bill)
1947 - 2016 Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital December 30th, 2016 aged 69, due to complications following surgery. He was the loving husband of Barb Reeds (Horsfall, nee Dean), Father of son Chris Reeds (Karla), Grandfather to Hayley, Abigail and Emily Reeds of Trochu, Alberta, and daughter Amy Reeds of Calgary, Alberta. Step father to Sean Horsfall (Valerie) and step grandchildren Nathan and Lera Horsfall of Portland, Ontario, Stepfather to Colin Horsfall (Chris) of Brockville, Ontario. His siblings Vicki Simms (Tony), Lynda and Walter miss his happy spirit. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are mourning his passing. Bill was the son of the late Clement Ross Reeds and Florence May Reeds. He was the brother of the late John Reeds of Guelph, Ontario. Bill was loved by all who knew him. He was a kind, gentle, funny and loving soul. He was a wonderful carpenter, mechanic, salesman and more. He loved to make others laugh and enjoyed telling funny tales. Bill and Barb’s love story was of epic proportions starting at age 15. He will be missed and remembered in the hearts of all who knew him. There will be a celebration of life for Bill on Saturday July 8th, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the Portland Canadian Legion. If you so wish, you may make a memorial donation in honour of Bill, to the Canadian Cancer Society. DEATH NOTICE
MCNAB, DOUGLAS DONALD “DOUG”
May 15, 1955 – February 5, 2017 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Doug McNab at home while moving snow on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was 61. Dear son of Donald and Betty (nee Lindsay) McNab. Beloved husband and soulmate of Julia (nee Wilkins). Cherished and proud “Dad” of Drew (Lindsay Tompson); Jacqueline and Luke. Dearly loved brother of Lindsay (Connie); Kim (Dennis Jenkins) and Jeff (Chantal). Special uncle of Evans McNab (Tanya) and great niece Milania; Kathleen (Jeff) Jonkman; Erika Jenkins (Brennan Inglis); Katherine and Anne-Marie McNab; Matthew and Amanda Whelan. Doug will be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Bud and Margaret Lindsay, Thelma Lindsay (late Harold) and Isobel Munro (late Jim) and his many cousins. Devoted son-in-law of Marion Wilkins (late Ray). Also survived by Julia’s sisters Leah and Jayne Wilkins. Family and friends were invited to Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel, 50 John St. North, Arnprior for visitation on Thursday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and again on Friday, February 10th from 9 to 10:15 am. Funeral service was conducted at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Dr. West, Arnprior on Friday at 11:00 am. Spring interment at White Lake Community Cemetery. In memory of Doug, please consider a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences /Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
HAMMEL, TRACEY KELLIE
(Former Receptionist – Carp Medical Centre) Peacefully, our beautiful Tracey passed away at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus the morning of Friday, February 10th, 2017. She was just 46. Beloved daughter of Robert Smith (late Joan) of Arnprior. Cherished wife and best friend for almost 25 years of Murray. Loving and devoted Mother to Bradley. Dearly loved sister of Wendy Smith (Marc Bedard) and the late Shelley Smith (David McCandless). Special daughter-in-law of Betty Hammel (late Wallace) and sisterin-law of Wayne Hammel (Heather); Elaine Graham (Mark) and Jean Hammel. Much loved by her nieces and nephews: Matthew Bedard, Brianne Bedard, Jenny Hammel (Shauna Vallentgoed) and their daughter Demetria, Greydon and Aaron Hammel, Sarah Burliegh (Don) and their son Kyson and Mitchell Graham. Lovingly remembered and forever missed by her best friends: Denise Hammel and Laurie Ann Crawford. Tracey faced many years of health issues with spirit and grace. In spite of the outlook or the prognosis, she always had a beautiful smile to offer those around her. Friends are invited to join Tracey’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 19th from 12 to 1:45 p.m. and where a service to remember Tracey will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 2 p.m. If you are considering a donation to honor Tracey, please give the gift of life by donating blood or make a contribution to your favorite charity. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca
Elisabeth HOFMANN (nee Fischer) June 1, 1923 February 10, 2017 Elisabeth, affectionately known as Liesl, died peacefully on February 10, 2017 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Almonte, Ontario at the age of 93. Elisabeth is survived by her children, Hank Hofmann (Marian) of Ottawa, Ontario, Lucy Carleton (Neil) of Almonte, Ontario, and Shirley Hofmann (Jean-Maurice) of Neuchatel, Switzerland; treasured grandchildren Laura (Calvin), Sarah Jane, Ian (Ashley), Lena and Carlo; and recently arrived great-grandchild Claira; as well as nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and Europe. Friends and relatives are invited to pay respects to Elisabeth at 10:30 AM on February 24 in a celebration of her life at the C. R. Gamble Funeral Home, 127 Church St., Almonte. A reception will follow immediately afterwards. No flowers please, but donations to the Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Elisabeth’s family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of Fairview Manor for their outstanding care and support during the 3 years that Elisabeth was a resident there and especially during the last days of her life. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
Peacefully entered into rest at her residence with family by her side on Tuesday February 7, 2017. Linda Jean (Carr) Brundige of Frankville age 69 years. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Brundige. Loving mother of Kelly Brundige (Guy Lacasse). Dear sister of Harold Carr, Shelley Costello (Gord), Don Parans (Roseann), Audrey Hipwell (Rob), Eddie Parans (Terry). Sister-in-law of Bob Duncan, Collins Brundige (Marilyn), Arnold Brundige (Julie), Ronald Brundige and Randy Earl. Linda was adored by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank Carr and Jean (Carr) Parans, sister Jennie Duncan and brother Allen Carr. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11:00am until 12:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date. In memory of Linda, donations to Wolford Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolences may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.
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Jonathan Ross McPherson
February 27, 1987– February 3, 2017 Suddenly on Friday February 3rd, 2017 after a long fight with mental illness, Jonathan Ross lost the battle. Jonathan was the cherished oldest child of Randy and Shannon (Kerr) McPherson. Loved fiancée of Michele Elliott, loving daddy of Ross and Hunter. Dear brother of Shawndra (Michael) Varcoe, Raisha (Jordan) Somerville and Jordan (Jenna) McPherson. Uncle of Dannilynn and Gabriel Varcoe, Parker, Railynn and Gannon Somerville and Rosalynn McPherson. Grandson of Agnes McPherson and Geraldine McParland. Jonathan will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his former wife, Caroline. Predeceased by his grandfathers Ross McPherson and Ronald Kerr and step-grandmother Elaine (Foster) Kerr, uncle Danny Kerr and cousin, Billy Duffy. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey Street, Perth, on Friday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. A reception will follow from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Perth Legion, located at 26 Beckwith Street, East, Perth. For those wishing, donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated. Rest our son, may you find peace now that you couldn’t find here on earth.
MacKENZIE Janet Elaine
Janet Elaine MacKenzie was granted her angel wings on February 9, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at the Ottawa General Hospital. Janet was born on November 30, 1953 to Iris Fielding and Cunningham (Bert) Ardies. Janet grew up in Aylmer, Quebec. She pursued a nursing career and completed her nursing program at the Grace Hospital in Ottawa. Janet continued at the Grace as an RPN and also worked at CHEO and Perth Hospitals. Later in her career, Janet turned to community nursing working for Paramed Health Services and Bayshore Home Health. Throughout her long nursing career, Janet touched a number of people and provided excellent care and compassion to her patients and their families. Janet leaves behind her loving husband Rick, as well as children Katrina Graham (John), Becky (Chris) and Joel (Kristy). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Xander and MacKenzie, her sisters Susan Rotar (Bill) and Brenda Potts (Roy) and their families. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 326 MacKay St., Ottawa, ON on Friday February 17, 2017 at 11am with a reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses on 6 West and 7 East for Janet’s excellent care throughout her time at the General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Janet’s name.
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Long, Marjorie Alice (Nee Trimble) April 11, 1931 - February 7, 2017
Suddenly, as the result of an accident in Milton, Ontario, on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Loving wife of Murray Long. Dear mother of Bob (Dallis) Purdy and Pat Purdy. Predeceased by her daughters Anne Purdy, Sharlean Davis and Brenda Porteous. Marjorie will be missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, her brothers, sisters, and extended family. Predeceased by two grandchildren. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Cremation followed. Inurnment in the spring at St. James Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
Passed away on February 1, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the late Henri and Annette Bédard. She leaves in sorrow her beloved son Michael Hill, as well as her brother Gerry and her sister Pierrette. She will be missed by Mrs. Vicky Logan, Edward Hawn and Jeff Declare as well as many friends. In Memory of Jean, donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.
SCOTT, Art (Arthur) February 15, 2006 In loving memory of a great dad and a loving poppa. They say time heals all sorrows And helps you to forget, But time has only proved to us How much we miss you yet. Forever loved and missed Daughter Diane Granddaughters Ashley and Kelly X0X0
RODGER, Catherine Anne (Craig) In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt, who passed away on February 17, 2009. You left us 8 years ago. the blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought the end was near. And only those who have lost can tell the pain of parting without farewell. More each day we miss you Cathy, Friends and family may think the wound has healed. But little do they know the sorrow, That lies within our hearts concealed. Always remembered and loved by, Connie, Cynthia, Candace and Families
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Davis Lorna Anne In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, February 3, 2017. Lorna A. Davis of Carleton Place, in her 88th year. Dear wife of Roy. Mother of Wanda (Stewart) Christenson of West Port, Nova Scotia, grandmother of Alana and Colin and five loved great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Meredith Denton. A memorial service and interment will be held in the Maritime’s at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. www.barkerfh.com
Suddenly at home on Monday evening, February 6th, 2017. Paul Thomas Buston, a resident of rural Arnprior passed away at the age of 57 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Donna-Marie (nee Sauvé). Dear son of the late Harry Thomas Buston and the late Mary Elizabeth White. Paul is survived by his brothers, David (Wendy Northrup) of Calgary and Bob (Lorraine) of Hamilton; his sister, Barbara Wheelock of Ottawa as well as nieces and nephews. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
Paul Richard Long 1948 - 2017 Educator
On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, Paul Richard Long, beloved lifelong partner of Judith Lynne Long, passed away at home after a long disability. Cherished father of Heather Coffey (David) of Ottawa and Michael Long (Rebecca) of Georgetown. Much treasured Grampie of Jackson and Kyla Long and Maryn and Silas Coffey. Loved brother of Patricia Fierens (Dirk) of Carleton Place. A celebration of life was held at St. James Anglican Church, Perth (Harvey and Drummond St.) at 2:00 o’clock on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 followed by a reception at which time the family received condolences. In remembrance of Paul, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
PRATT Life moves on; love and memories last forever. Ron, February 19, 2016 Helen, April 16, 1997 Forever in our hearts. Love Brenda, Kathy, Karan, Sharon and Families
URQUHART, Frank February 9, 2013 In remembrance for a loving Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Brother, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Missing you never goes away Your place in our hearts is secure Memories bless us every day Of your love and care so sure To know you are with the Lord Safe in that heavenly home Brings peace and solace When sorrow would overcome Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his Family
SPROULE In loving memory of Vallery Floyd Sproule, February 16, 2015. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part For we will always have you Forever in our heart. Our love for you will never die Wife Mary and Family
Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday. 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
2x58 Hanna James passed away in the Perth hospital on Friday February 10th, 2017 at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his wife Edith, his parents Robert and Ethel Hanna, and his brothers Bobby and Carl. James was the dear father of Robert, Karen (Gary) Manley, Stacy (Kevin) McPherson, Jennifer Van Wyk and Janine Hanna. He was cherished grandfather of Christopher, Daniel, James, Tyler, Chloe, Memphis, Case, Hanna and Stacy. James will be sadly missed by his siblings Rosemary Rendell, Howard (Hilda) and Philip (Patty) Hanna, his sister-in-law Gayla Hanna, all his family and friends. The services will be held privately for the family. In remembrance, contributions in James’ memory to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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.
Your gentle face and patient smile With sadness I recall. You had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. Art
2X26 IN MEMORIAM
Johannes (Joe) Gerrit Kleiboer June 25, 1935 - February 17, 2016 Every day in some way, Memories of you come our way! Love you and miss you always. Debbie, Cindy, Stephen, Trish, David and families.
GRIFFITH, Bev In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away February 18, 2006.
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STREET - In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Hubert, who passed on February 19, 2007. There is a home that lies beyond. And past it’s golden door, Awaits the one who’s now away Not lost –just gone before. And in the home that lies beyond The Master will prepare A place for you, and when He calls You’ll meet your loved one there. Love, Leslie and Adele Bev and Sophia Judy and Families
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80 Feenstra Rd. RR#4 Athens
STORAGE Smiths Falls
Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth
Property Wanted: Cash for farm or land, North Augusta area to Athens area. Call Gerry Hudson 1-613-449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd.
1 bedroom apartment in Kemptville, newly painted, with hardwood & ceramic flooring, top floor of duplex in Old Town, close to restaurants, library, park & shopping, has balcony, parking, storage, fridge, stove, heat & hydro all included. no smoking available immediately. $850/mnth. Please leave a message 613-720-4328.
Property Wanted: Cash Premium prices for farms, acreage, rural homes and waterfront. Free evaluation. Call Gerry Hudson 1-613-449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd.
1 Bedroom loft Apartment, rural Pakenham, available March 1. First/last, nonsmoking, $825 inclusive. 613-256-4670.
Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. 1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Call 613-479-2870. Falls, full-time working Wanted for scrap: cars, quiet person, all inclusive, trucks, vans and applianc- $120/wk. 613-812-2400. es. Phone 613-551-6698. Carleton Place. 2-2 bedYou’ll be room apartments available VEHICLES March 1, (1) $1,150, (1) $1,050. includes utilities, on the 2006 Chrysler 300, V6 au- fridge and stove. Call Craig tomatic, mint condition, CLASSIFIEDS 613-253-7777 or by email certified & e-tested. $5500. at email@example.com 2002 Toyota Camry, V6 In Appleton, inside and automatic, loaded with outside storage. FIREWOOD leather, never seen winter. $5000 certified & e-tested. VEHICLES 5 Generations of firewood 6 1 3 - 2 8 3 - 2 3 6 8 , sales, all hardwood, cut 613-285-7402. and split. Stored inside. 613-253-8006.
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Adding warmth to your life for over 25 years. Cut, split or log lengths. Delivered or picked up. Phone Greg Knobs cell: 613-340-1045 613-658-3358 after 7pm Firewood For Sale, cut & split. Contact: Bell’s Machining 613-267-1965 Firewood for sale, dry hardwood, $320 a cord, delivered. 613-812-9115. TD Logging. Tri-axle load firewood logs, 18-21 singles, $1,250; $40 single cord, 100% poplar, minimum order. Haul brush and scrap. Visa. 613-812-5454 or 613-264-5454.
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FOR RENT 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
Minutes from the town Smiths Falls, Toulon of Sharbot Lake, execu- Place Apartments, 3rd tive home on beautiful floor, bedroom clear O’Reilly Lake. $850/mth;2Available DeThree bedrooms, 2 bath- cember 1. Clean, quiet, rooms, open concept, secure building, live-in sularge sunroom. Electric perintendent, ground floor forced air heat pump laundry. 613-283-9650. system and air tight wood fireplace insert. $1350 plus utilities. Winchester. New, 2 bed613-264-0002 for more room, single storey town home with attached garinfo. age. Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher, grass cutting One bedroom apartment, and snow removal. Ideal Smiths Falls. Open con- for seniors. Available April cept, large, clean, new 1. 613-315-0715. washer and dryer, storage, Jacuzzi bath tub, parking. ROOM / BOARD Heat, hydro, gas and water inclusive. Deck. Looking for mature tenant. No Carleton Place, 1 private p e t s / s m o k i n g . & 1 semi private rooms, $950/month, first and last. walk out basement floor, for elderly or mentally 613-283-9135. challenged person. For One bedroom, Smiths more information call Lisa Falls. Apartment, Available 613-253-0853. for March 1st, 2017. Spacious 2 story one bedPERSONAL room-plus two extra rooms on the top floor. Located on Russell St. Alcoholics Anonymous East Smiths Falls. $750 613-284-2696. plus Hydro. Includes water, A/C, and gas heat. Pri- Are you concerned about vate entrance with 1 someone’s drinking? parking spot. Comes with There is help available for fridge and stove. In walk- you in AL-ANON/Alateen. ing distance of banks, Call 613-284-6100, pharmacies, local store- 257-3138, 272-3105, fronts, restaurants and 203-3713, 826-2566, laundromat. Call 283-5038. 613-283-5510 and ask for Shawn or Tracey for a Overeaters Anonymous viewing. First and last 613-264-5158 months rent required. Non-smoker preferred. $750 Per Month Prayer Line. 613-279-3064 Ask for Hope. 613-283-5510. Perth, newly painted 4 bedroom house in quiet subdivision, 2 car garage, family room, great back area with a view and lots of privacy. Wood fireplace with new electric heat pump furnace as back up. 5 appliances. Accessible back entrance. Bedrooms on upper or lower floor. Available March or April 1. $1,600/month plus utilities. 613-264-8143.
Found. Key #336 at the Perth Golf Club bridge on Sunday, January 29. Call 613-267-9613.
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We are accepting applications for the following positions for the 2017 golf season: • Chefs, Cooks, Servers, Beverage Cart Servers and Kitchen staff • Pro Shop Assistants, Driving Range/Cart Pen Maintenance, Player’s Assistants • Spray/Irrigation Technicians (day & night), Equipment Operators, Greenskeepers All positions are seasonal, full and/or part-time and some weekends required. Experience is not required for all positions, only the commitment and willingness to learn. Go to greensmere.com/employment to apply. Interviews will begin by the second week in March and only those being considered for the positions will be contacted. 1717 Bear Hill Road Carp, ON K0A 1L0 Email: email@example.com Fax: (613) 839-7773
Renovation Materials Manager The REAL Deal Reuse Store, Smiths Falls
Combine your entrepreneurial talents, environmental interests, building skills and customer friendly personality to grow the Renovation Materials department at the REAL Deal. Salary ($16-$19) and hours (21-32) commensurate with experience and availability. See a detailed job description at REALaction.ca. Submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work for REAL by Mon., Feb. 27.
The REAL Deal is a project of the 28-year-old local charity and non-proﬁt Rideau Environmental Action League. It is a large and dynamic reuse store that keeps good, great and exceptional stuﬀ out of landﬁll with the help of 10 volunteers a day.
DRIVERS REQUIRED Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls
Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett
Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290. Seamless Eavestrough, renovations, deck restoration, roadside mowing, grading, painting, roofing, line painting, cottage jacking, fencing, dump runs. 613-257-8143 or 613-264-8143.
is a family operated restaurant located in the heart of heritage Perth. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, specializing in home cooked Canadian style food. We are currently hiring for the following positions
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A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, Professional Woman flooring, tile, countertops, 613-858-1390, looking for mature work- decks. ing roommate to share 613-257-7082. spacious 2400 sqft home, acreage near Booth Electrical Perth. Tenant Services: Experienced has 3 private rooms (bath- Electrician, licensed & room, bedroom, ofc/den) Insured available for outbuilding storage. Residential/Commercial $1,400. Includes Cleaning, work. Good Rates, Call utils, Sat TV, wifi. Available Jim 613-799-2378 or March 1st. 613-276-7438 613-284-0895
Chambers St., Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, 2nd LIVESTOCK floor, quiet building. MaMUSIC ture tenant preferred. No Horseshoeing & trimming. pets. $750/month plus hyLanark, looking for donat- Certified Farrier, call John dro. 613-285-7363. Smiths Falls room for ed musical instruments 613-267-7478. rent, $550/mnth. Mature (except piano) to help us Wanted to buy, horses, adult adult person. Heat, hydro & teach kids to play music. colts and ponies, all types. apartments. Close to cable included. Call 7 am-5 613-259-3360 Contact Bob Perkins at County Fair Mall in pm. 613-216-1448 Smiths Falls. Air condi613-342-6030. tioning, exercise room, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, party room, library and $700 utilities included. offHUNTING SUPPLIES PETS elevator. 613-283-9650. street parking. newly renovated, available immediHunter Safety/Canadian Dog obedience classes. Fire-arms Courses and ex- Puppy kindergarten, be- Downtown Smiths Falls, ately. 613-283-2266. ams held once a month at ginners and advanced One Bedroom apartment, Carp. Call Wenda Cochran classes located at the security building with ele- Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom vator. Fridge, stove, heat, apartment,central air, heat, 613-256-2409. Perth Indoor Pool. Spe- hydro, water & parking in- laundry, storage and parkcializing in training your cluded. Available immedi- ing included. Heat extra. Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria dog to be a better be- ately. 613-284-1736. $850/month. Available Show at the Lyndhurst Le- haved family member. March 1. 613-889-2894. gion. Sunday, February 26, Professional instructors 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway Jim and Judy Stewart of Smiths Falls, 3 bedroom between Kingston and True Companion Dog Kemptville- Downtown 3 $900/mnth including Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 Obedience School, serv- Bdrm grd floor apt. New heats. First & last, referto 33, follow 33 to the Le- ing the Perth and area bldg. Incl all appliances, ences. 613-283-0519 gion. Admission $5.00. communities for over laundry, enclosed garage. Frt & back deck, yard. Gas Smiths Falls, 3 bedroom Ladies and accompanied 23 years. children under 16 free. www.trainyourdog.ca. heat. No smoking. Pet townhouse, close to highfriendly. 1.5 baths. See school. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, 613-264-0203. No pets. ad#1234924534 in Kijiji. 6 1 3 - 2 5 3 - 4 2 7 4 , ammunition, knives, mili$1500/mth plus utilities. 613-614-2914. tary antiques, hunting gear Call 613-489-2323. & fishing tackle. For show FOR RENT info and table inquiries call Smiths Falls. Ground John (613)928-2382, 1 & 2 bedroom apart- Large 2 Bedroom Apt. floor, 1 bedroom, quiet firstname.lastname@example.org. ment, 41 Sunset Towers, Perth, seniors welcome. bldg. Newly decorated. All firearm laws are to be Perth, Available immedi- $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . Non-smoker preferred. obeyed, trigger locks are ately. Contact Bud 613-267-5746 $700/month plus hydro. required. 613-267-0567 613-285-7363 after 5 p.m.
(Licensed or Registered Apprentice) Responsibilities: • Must be able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. • Fabricate, modify or repair mechanical instruments • Fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. • CNC experience an asset. • Minimum 1 year practical experience mandatory. Position is permanent and full time. Excellent wage and benefits package available. Submit your resume to:
HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177
1 bedroom apartment, center town Carleton Place, includes parking, water, elevator, $900/month. Available February 1. 613-858-2060.
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P.O. Box 1534, Brockville, Ontario K6V 6E6 Fax: 613-342-8574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS.
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S CENTRE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES HELP WANTED
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STUDENTS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Lanark County is seeking competent, dynamic students to fill several student positions this summer from approximately the beginning of May to the end of August. For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at www.lanarkcounty.ca HELP WANTED
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind requires post secondary student for full time grounds keeping position from mid May to the end of August, and part time September to November. Must have valid driver’s licence and be able to lift 70 pounds. Email resume to email@example.com or fax to 613-692-0650. No phone calls please.
FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001
SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER
ThE CORPORATION OF ThE VILLAgE OF MERRICkVILLE-WOLFORD Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on March 16, 2017, at the Merrickville-Wolford Municipal Office, 317 Brock Street W., Merrickville Ontario.
Full time Shipping Receiving Clerk required to start immediately. Grade 12 required as well as your own steel toed boots/shoe. 2 years Order Picking and Packing experience with Inventory Control knowledge and strong math skills. 40 hour work week with the possibility of overtime. Hourly rate : $13.00 to start We manufacture fine fragrances so a tolerance to fragrance is required. Please email you resume to kelly.mitchell@michelgermai n.com
This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax.
Description of Lands: Roll No. 07 14 711 010 12500 0000; 72 Corktown Rd, Merrickville; PIN 68108-0111(LT); Part Lot 18 Concession 1 Wolford as in PR95143 (firstly) S/T & T/W PR95143; Merrickville-Wolford; File No. 14-01 Minimum Tender Amount: $55,105.17 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, crown interests, or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. Any interests of the Crown encumbering the land at the time of the tax sale will continue to encumber the land after the registration of the tax deed.
The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact: Sheila Kehoe Manager of Finance-Treasurer The Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford 317 Brock Street W. P.O. Box 340 Merrickville ON K0G 1N0 (613) 269-4791 Ext 228
The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Merrickville-Wolford Municipal Office, 317 Brock Street W., Merrickville.
First Choice Haircutters requires full-time/part-time stylists. With our busy season quickly approaching, we are looking to hire in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Brockville, and Prescott locations. Guaranteed hourly wage plus profit sharing, with no clientele needed. Please call Jeff 613-283-9646, Jenn 613-253-8841, Gina 613-342-2500 or Amanda 613-925-0355.
Town of Smiths Falls Recruiting for An On-Call Spare Crossing Guard The Town of Smiths Falls is currently looking to fill one position: On-Call Spare Crossing Guard to fill absences.
The successful candidate must be able to attend crossings with short notice
Primary Purpose: To escort school children across a roadway safely at designated school crossing locations. Qualifications: • Good communication skills. • React safely and quickly to traffic conditions. • Able to display a school crossing stop sign (weight up to 2 pounds) in an upright position so that it is visible to vehicular traffic approaching from each direction, and extend the other arm out parallel for one minute on a frequent basis. • Must be able to perform crossing duties in all weather conditions. • Successful applicant must obtain an acceptable Security Clearance Request certificate from Smiths Falls Police Services. Qualified candidates may submit a resume in confidence to: Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor Town of Smiths Falls P.O. Box 695 77 Beckwith Street North Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T6 Fax: 613.283.4124 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for resume submissions Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 4:00p.m. We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Résumes will be protected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for the purpose of this employment competition.
The Tallman Group is looking for three licensed or level 3 Truck and Coach Technicians for our Kemptville location. (400 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville). Please email your resume to Chris McNicholas email@example.com or call 613-258-3467
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Part time position in a group home in Carleton Place, duties include cooking, cleaning as well as individual care for the resident, require valid food handling course, first aide, CPR, criminal record check. Monday & Wednesday 10-5pm. Lisa 613-253-0853
Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.
Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460.
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Sealed Tenders will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on 9th day of March 2017 for the “CCTV Sewer Maintenance Program – Contract # 17-PW-004”. Specifications and Form of Tender may be obtained from the Clerk’s office. Tenders will be opened in Public at 11:05 am local time on March 9th, 2017, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Questions regarding specifications may be directed to Vanessa Bernicky or W. Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 613-283-4124 ext. 3305. If you wish to obtain tender documents, please contact Nadine Bennett (email@example.com) or Kerry Costello (firstname.lastname@example.org). The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.
AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED TENDERS
580 White Lake Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G9
The Town of Smiths Falls Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Firefighter. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: A Firefighter is primarily responsible for operational preparedness and emergency response. Further, responsibility includes the safe, effective and efficient employment of tactics and tasks at emergency incidents at the direction of an Officer. A Firefighter is also responsible for conducting inspections, and delivering fire prevention education programs. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Eighteen (18) years of age or older by application deadline. 2. Obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma by the application deadline of March 1, 2017. 3. Legally entitled to work in Canada. Individuals legally entitled to work in Canada are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and/or holders of a valid work permit by application deadline. 4. Incident Command System or Incident Management System 100. 5. Must have or be currently enrolled in an IFSAC CERTIFICATION NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level I program and be willing to complete within first 3-years of employment. 6. Must have or be currently enrolled in IFSAC CERTIFICATION NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Operations Level program and be willing to complete within first 3-years of employment. 7. Hold valid Ontario “DZ” class driver’s license (or equivalent), with no more than six (6) demerit points accumulated within 6 months of the employment. 8. Meet the medical standards (NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments) at the time of a medical examination. 9. Possess a minimum 20/30 corrected vision with color and peripheral vision appropriate for the position of firefighter 10. Normal unaided hearing: hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz and no significant loss in higher frequencies. 11. Be able to provide an acceptable criminal records check. If a candidate does not have the required training, the required training must be completed with the Fire Department Training Plan schedule. The candidate must complete the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Package. The Recruitment Package must be received at the Human Resources office before Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The Recruitment Package can be found on the Smiths Falls Fire Department website. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm to: Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor Town of Smiths Falls P.O. Box 695, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4T6 or by email to lmckimm@smithsfalls Applications submitted directly to the Fire Chief WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Tel: (613) 623-3550 Fax: (613) 623-3308 www.antrimcontracting.com
a division of Antrim Truck Centre
Hydro Vac Operator / Driver Description Antrim Contracting is an Ottawa/Ottawa Valley based experienced, full service Construction Company concentrating on Commercial and Residential Development as well as Utility Construction. Our development and utilities projects are traditionally sized in the medium to large scale range requiring skills, organization, appropriate construction equipment and Health & Safety adherence that our discerning customers demand. We are an ISNetworld approved contractor. We currently have an opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic and talented team of employees as a full-time Hydro Vac Operator / Driver. Qualifications • DZ license with a clean Driver’s Abstract • 2 years’ experience as a Hydrovac Truck Operator • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team and safety focused environment Additional Information To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by 4:00pm February 28th. Antrim Contracting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Contact Information Human Resources Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. 580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.antrimcontracting.com
Sealed Tenders will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on 9th day of March, 2017 for the “CIPP Storm Sewer, Lower Reach Park – Contract # 17-PW-002”. Specifications and Form of Tender may be obtained from the Clerk’s office. Tenders will be opened in Public at 11:05 am local time on 9th March, 2017, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Questions regarding specifications may be directed to Vanessa Bernicky or W. Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities at email@example.com or tel: 613-283-4124 ext. 3305. If you wish to obtain tender documents, please contact Nadine Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kerry Costello (email@example.com). The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED
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Department: Fire Reports To: Fire Officer
Leeds Transit is now hiring a 310T Technician. Applicants are to send a cover letter and resume by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-359-1184 Attn: Paul O’Meara
Town of Smiths Falls Volunteer Firefighter
623 Arnprior 692 Manotick 256 Almonte 257-253 C. Place 258 Kemptvil e 259 Lanark 267-264-326 Perth 268 Maberly 269 Merrickvil e 273 Westport 272 Portland 275 Toledo 278 McDonald’s Corners 279 Sharbot Lake 283-284 Smiths Falls 342-345382-498 Brockvil e 359 Elgin 382 Gananoque 448 Chestervil e 479 Ompah 489 N. Gower 624 Pakenham 774 Winchester 838 Richmond, Munster 924 Athens 926 North Augusta 928 Delta 989 South Mountain
MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITYOF MISSISSIPPI MILLS
TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land (s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday the 10th day of March, 2017 at the Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 Attention: Treasurer The tenders will be accepted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the PIN and the roll number of the property for which the tender is submitted. A separate tender must be submitted for each property. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at the Municipal Office Council Chambers at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: 1. Unit 1, Level A, Lanark Standard Condominium Plan No. 18 and its appurtenant interest; subject to and together with easements as set out in Schedule A as in LC93401; subject to an easement in gross over parts 4, 5, 6, 27R79655 as in LC95610 83 Little Bridge St., Unit 10 Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05718-0022 LT Roll Number 0931 030 030 04608 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $99,552.76 The sale of these properties is subject to cancellation up to the time of the tender opening without any further notice. The minimum tender amount represents the cancellation price as of the first day of advertising. Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters including environmental relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and the relevant land transfer tax within 14 calendar days of being notified as the successful purchaser. The municipality does not provide an opportunity for potential purchasers to view properties. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Rhonda Whitmarsh, Treasurer 3131 Old Perth Road R.R. #2 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 (613) 256-2064 ext. 262 email@example.com
SUN., FEB 19, 2017 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a good variety of antiques, collectibles, fishing equipment, tackle, new & as new merchandise! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of items, expect surprises. For a detailed list w/photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call
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TWO SESSION LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION At Switzer’s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON LISTINGS, PHOTO’S & REGISTRATION @: www.switzersauction.com CHECK BACK FOR REGULAR UPDATES. GET YOUR CONSIGNMENTS IN EARLY FOR OUR APRIL 22ND. SALE SESSION ONE: ONLINE ONLY CLOSING WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22ND. @ 7:00P.M. EDT, Military Cap Badges, Books, Accessories, Knives, Cloth Patches, Ammunition, Prisoner of War Tags…… Bidding Is Open Now! SESSION TWO: LIVE & ONLINE STARTS 9:00 A.M. SAT. FEBRUARY 25TH. 9:00 A.M. EDT., COMPRISING OVER 400 NEW AND USED RESTRICTED & PROHIBITED HANDGUNS, HUNTING RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, ANTIQUE PISTOLS & RIFLES, MUSKETS, EDGED WEAPONS, ANTIQUE AMMUNITION, PARTICIPATE IN BOTH SALES WITH THE SAME BIDDER # AND PICKUP WEDNESDAY’S WINNINGS ON SATURDAY OR COMBINE SHIPPING FOR INTERNET BIDDERS
REAL ESTATE AUCTION Saturday February 25 2017 @ 1 pm SHARP 71 Merrick Street, Smiths Falls - 3 Bedroom split level home to be sold with NO BUYERS PREMIUM! Call or text Dan to arrange private viewing 613-285-4224. Please see website for pictures.
DAN PETERS AUCTION Home Office (613) 284-8281 New Mattress Sales (613) 284-1234 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.danpetersauyction.com
1-613-332-5581 • 1-800-694-2609 AUCTIONS
Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer
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Antiques, Collectibles @www.handsauction.com Bidding Opens Friday, February 17 @ 9 a.m. Closing Friday, February 24 @ 12 noon Bid on Vilas solid maple dining suite (mint), Double no flip mattress set (like new), GE auto washer, 20” & 32” LED TVs, Oak hall stand, china, crystal, silver and more. Pick up of your purchases is Saturday, February 25 from 9 - 12 noon at our facility located at 5501 County Rd 15, R R # 2, Brockville.
5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: email@example.com www.handsauction.com
Saturday, February 25 @ 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Smiths Falls Civitan Hall 12468 Hwy 15, (Union St.) Smiths Falls Local estate featuring large train collection, Franklin Mint collector cars and antiques. Selling: Lionel, MTH Rail King, Weaver, Rivarossi HO scale trains, transformers, track, bridges, buildings etc. all still new in the box; boxes of railway books and magazines; Franklin Mint die cast collector cars 1/24 scale; old radios; Zenith twelve band radio; Philco radio; Gene Autry toy gun; marbles; crank phone; Montreal scales; vintage Christmas decorations; fainting couch; bow front china cabinet; grandfather clock; mantle clocks; parlor chairs; four poster bed; sheet music cabinet; secretary desk; brass telescoping floor lamp; barrister bookcase; teacart; plant stand; dressing table; crocks; oil lamps; steamer trunks; duck decoys; Flow Blue china; Bavarian china; Carleton Ware; Crown Ducal cups & saucers; Shelly, Aynsley, Royal Winton, Paragon cups & saucers; Community & Rogers silver; silver tea set; Sadler tea pot; Wade pitcher; Myott, Ironstone china; figurines; crystal; vintage brass fireplace set with andirons; vases; decanters; oil paintings; old books & magazines; old records; stereo & turntable; slot machine; English horse tack, saddles; ladies winter riding boots plus much more. Term: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit For pictures see joyntauction.ca 613-285-7494
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In the above photo, Keith Brousseau of Perth completed a 10km foot race involving 25 challenging obstacles for Ottawa’s Polar Hero, a winter obstacle race, at TD Stadium on Feb. 4. Brousseau completed the course in 47 minutes in his third Polar race. Michelle Nash Baker/ Metroland
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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. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Monday at 4:30 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, ON K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR cheryl.code@ metroland.com. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.
Aerobic Classes- Senior Friendly. Every Monday in the Old Town Hall at 2 pm. Bring yoga mat and weights. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Almonte and District Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, Carolyn Klickerman, presents Square Foot Gardening. Guests welcome. Information contact Carol Kenward 613-256-5594. Almonte Civitan Bridge, Wednesday, February 22, Almonte Civitan Hall. Refreshments 12:30-1:00, Bridge 1:00-3:45. Info. Barb 613256-2463. Almonte Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 18, 8-11am. Breakfast of Champions. All welcome. Annual Junior Civitan Spaghetti Supper, Thurs. Feb 23, 5-7 pm at the Almonte Civitan Hall. Take a break from cooking while supporting community projects! Euchre- 4 hand, February 16, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Norma at 613-256-4179. Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, Feb 20, 10:30-noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 email@example.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, February 16 at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Entertainment: “The Wielers”. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music and Memories Lunch program, Tuesday, February 21. Transportation provided. Entertainment provided. Information: Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shopping and lunch out, Thursday, February 23. Call Home Support to reserve your seat on the bus 613-256-4700. Pakenham & Carleton Place seniors welcome. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group. Monday, February 27, 2 p.m. at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop, Family Math, Naismith School, Feb 21, 28 & Mar 7. 6:30pm-8pm. 613-283-0095.
Blood Donor Clinic- Thursday February 23, North Grenville Municipal Centre, 12:30-3:30 pm and from 5:00-8:00 pm. Sponsor: Kemptville Players Inc. To book an appointment call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-123-6283) or online at blood.ca Kemptville Cancer support meetings 3rd Monday of Month. St. John’s United Church. Kemptville. Speaker February 20. Debbie Girard of Good Morning mattresses, pillows, etc. Call Ellen 613-258-7778 North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)4338933 ext 2374.
LANARK Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Gigantic Indoor Yard and Bake Sale, St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 115 Clarence Street, Saturday, February 18th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Available- Soup/Sandwich/Cake/Beverage. Info: Gladys Billings 613-259-5391. Indoor yard and bake sale, Saturday, February 18, 10-2, at St Andrew’s United Church. Lunch: Soup, sandwich, cake, beverage will be available. The Guys of Sacred Heart Church in Lanark are hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. at Foy Hall. Contact Ian at 613326-0221 for more information.
MERRICKVILLE Merrickville Legion Dinner and Dance, February 17. Meatloaf dinner served at 6 p.m. Music by Neville Wells, 7-11 p.m. Merrickville Legion Dinner and Dance, February 24. Ham and scalloped potatoes served at 6 p.m. Music by Gord Barnes & Laredo, 7-11 p.m. Merrickville Legion Open Stage, February 26. Hosted by “Heather Snow & The Flakes”, food provided by “The Village Bean”. Merrickville Legion Senior’s Luncheon, February 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All welcome. Soup, sandwiches and dessert.
PAKENHAM Community PotLuck. February 23rd 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Pakenham Public School. Everyone welcome. Contact Doris Rankin 613-624-5580 for information. Pancake Supper St Mark’s Anglican Church, Tuesday, February 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, baked beans, Lindsay’s maple syrup & beverage. Take-outs available. Sponsor: St Mark’s A.C.W. Info: 613-624-5311 or 613256-4126.
Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Every Monday night. 7 PM euchre. Carleton Place Legion Branch. 192 George Street. Prices and lunch. Elevator available. All welcome. Need to lose some weight, come and join PERTH us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group. Monday evenings 5:30-7pm, Legion, 177 George St., Info: Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or Leanne 613-253-2013. near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613KEMPTVILLE 267-4848, 613-267-6039. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets Baby Talk, Wednesday, February 22, 1:30-3 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23 at Perth Civip.m. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 Coun- tan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard ty Rd 43. 613-267-5305.
Family Day Book Sale, Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Perth Library Lobby, sale by donation. Info: Martina 613-267-4494 Film Night International Perth is showing the highly-acclaimed film Manchester by Sea, Wednesday, February 22, 2 and 7 pm at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St. Details: 613-2671224. Men’s group, 1st Wednesday evening (March 1). Teens on up, All men warmly welcomed and respected. Bust isolation, build community. Details 613-267-8308. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop, Positive Parenting, Stewart School, Feb 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 613-283-0095. Perth & District Historical Society Meeting, February 16. Perth couturier Loree Tannett “What Our Forebears Wore in the 19th Century”, 7:30 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St. Info: 264-8362 www.perthhs.org Perth Civitan Country Jamboree, Sunday, February 26 (4th Sunday every month), 1:306:30 pm, Civitan Hall. Dinner 5 pm. Info: 613267-1825. Perth Stamp Club Meeting at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, February 22nd., McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. For info call Phil Warrington 613-264-0724. RTA Central Club, Saturday, February 25, Brooke Valley. Level 1, moderate pace, 6-8 km. Come and explore a section of Crown land near Brooke Valley on snowshoes. Depart 9:30a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-3261438 RTA Central Club, Sunday, February 19, Rail Trail Brooke Valley. Level 1, moderate pace, 6-8km. Enjoy cross country ski out and back along the rail trail. Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Gill Hyland, 613-267-5756. Saturday Meat Draw. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East. February 25. Regular Saturday Meat Draw in the Tay River Lounge on Saturday, February 25, from 2-5 p.m. Everyone welcome. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)549-6666 x6867. The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., February 16, Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday.
RURAL 4 Hand Euchre Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 All You Can Eat Spaghetti February 17, 6 pm, Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport. All You Can Eat Spaghetti, Feb 17th, 6 pm, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Annual General Meeting of the Watson’s Corners Hall Committee, Tuesday February 21, at 7:00 pm at the Hall. Planning for 2017. All welcome. Archives Lanark open on the first and third Friday and the second and fourth Saturday from 10-3 pm at 1920 Con.7 Drummond (the former Drummond Township Office). For info call 613 267-3178 or 613 256-3130. Beckwith & District Friendship Club will meet March 1, Centennial Hall, Franktown, Potluck supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment. Inquiries 613-257-2756.
Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30. Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Info: 613-2571539. Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 613-272-2799 or 1-888-998-9927. Bid Euchre, Every second Monday night, Feb 6 & 20, 7:00 p.m. Tatlock Community Hall. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Boyd’s United Church, Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday, February 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bake table and take-out. Music by Memory Lane. Ferguson Falls Rd., County Rd 15. Contact: 613-2577424, 613-257-7929. Celebration of 150 years Canada, Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road, advance tickets only, “Italian Night”, March 4, Dinner/ Entertainment OR Entertainment only, Guests: Rideau Mellowdears singing GERSHWIN and Bethel Choir. 613-267- 6872 carol.husband@ sympatico.ca Crockinole at Middleville Town Hall Friday Feb. 17th at 7:30 light lunch. Diabetes and You Support and Education Drop-In. 3rd Thursday of month. OTN Beginner’s Exercise Demo, Angela Moore, RPN. Thursday February 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd., Portland. Exercise lead by a Registered Kinesiologist every Thursday, Country Roads Community Health Centre, Portland. Sponsor: Rideau Community Health Services/Telemedicine. Intermediate 9:30-10:30, Beginner 10:45-11:45. Call 613-284-2558, for your personal assessment before starting this program. Ham & Bean Supper, Elgin Lions Community Hall, Sunday Feb 19, 4:30-6 p.m. Sponsored by: Elgin Lions Club. Enjoy a great dinner with homemade pies. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Kitley Elders Potluck Lunch Thursday February 16, noon, St Andrews United Church Hall at Toledo. All welcome. Info: Alice 613284-0307. Nearly new clothing & jewelry shoppe, open Saturday February 11 & 25, 10-4pm. 8944 Flewellyn Road. Christ Church Ashton Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28, 4-7 p.m. St. Bede’s Anglican Church, Nolans Corners, 1641 Rosedale Rd N. Portland Community Luncheon, Tuesday, February 28, Portland United Church at noon. Menu: Hearty Hamburger Soup, Home-made rolls and Dessert. Everyone welcome! Rideau Mellowdears, all male chorus, always welcome new voices. Wednesday, February 22, l:30-3:30 p.m., and each Wednesday, at Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road. No Audition Necessary. Contact: Lorne 613-264-1277. Shrove Tuesday Ham Supper with Dessert Pancakes, Tuesday February 28 5 p.m and 6:15 p.m, Newboro Community Hall, Sponsored by St Mary’s Anglican Church, For Ticket call Joan Wright at 272-2393. Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, St George’s Anglican Church, Clayton, February 28, 4:30-6:30. Info: Deborah 613-256-4470 or www.stgeorgechurchclayton.webs.com Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast February 18, 8 - 11 AM at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Everybody welcome.
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Snow Road Snowmobile Club “Ride For Dad”, Fighting Prostate Cancer, February 25. Registration 8-10 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Spaghetti Dinner served at Clubhouse after the Ride. Special Family Day Brunch, Family Day, Monday, Feb 20, 8-11:30 am, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Step by Step paint night, Wednesday, February 22. doors open 6:30, painting starts 7pm, Baldachin, 111 St Lawrence Street, Merrickville. Advance tickets Michelle Traher 613-762-5449 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
SMITHS FALLS 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. Club 60 at Smiths Falls Legion, Branch 95, invites everyone for meeting & fun games. 1:30 pm. on last Tuesday of every month. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, downstairs, Wednesday, February 22, 1 p.m. Info: 613-2836116. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 21, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Gentle Exercise at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services from 9:30-10:30 every Wednesday. Work at your own pace, with qualified staff leading the group. Info: 613-284-2558. Monday Night Bid Euchre, Smiths Falls Legion, 7 p.m. Info 613-283-3292 Need help researching your ancestors? Contact Lisa Trodden to make an appointment at 613-283-0711 or email@example.com Sledge Hockey Game, Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres Intermediate A Teams, Saturday, February 18, 1 p.m. Community Centre. Spaghetti Dinner, Friday 24, from 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St N. All welcome. Info and to reserve your tickets call 613-284-0305. St Johns Anglican Community Dinner, 2 George Street South, Sunday, February 19. Doors open at 3:45 pm. All Welcome. St John’s Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28, 5-7 p.m. St John’s Anglican Church, 2 George St S. Sponsor: St John’s Anglican Church Parish Council. Info: Karen Bryan 613284-8149 evenings or Parish Office 613-2831261. Station Theatre Movie Nights. Actionpacked Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell & John Malkovich. Feb. 17 & 18. Tickets cash only at door. 7 pm. 14A. smithsfallstheatre.com. 14A. 613-205-0817 The Smiths Falls Horticultural Society will meet at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95 on February 21 at 7:15. Speaker Susan Brandum from REAL on rain barrels. Valentine Fundraiser Dance, The Daherty Brothers Band. Saturday February 18, 7-11pm, Hanley Hall, 30 McGill St. N. licensed, light luncheon. Pat: 613-283-7166 Mary: 613-2830220 or 613-283-0220
Reader expresses displeasure with council’s handling of park issue DEAR EDITOR:
I am writing to address my surprise and disappointment in the letter to the editor in the Carleton PlaceAlmonte Canadian Gazette Feb. 9. I am in agreement with the letter by Karen Hirst of Almonte and feel very certain that we are not alone in our displeasure over this decision. What was the point of having meetings for the residents of the area if our input is ignored? Perhaps it assuages council and clears them of their ‘duty’ to inform us as to what will be occurring. Having attended the information meeting and heard the displeasure of the majority of the attendees I am wondering why we bothered holding the meeting. If council is unwilling to abide by the wishes of the majority of the residents in the affected area what was the point of the meeting? Even more pointedly why did we elect you to represent us? I was under the impression that the phrase “we the people” held weight in such circumstances. We voted council in to follow our requests. A very long
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hard review needs to take place. How and why has this arbitrary decision been made against the input of the people who attended the meeting? A meeting so well attended that it overflowed into the hallway and out into the parking lot. There are several other locations available that can remedy this situation and not replace a lovely park with six building lots. Is council so desperate for more tax dollars they must destroy our park? It is one of the reasons and perks of living in this area. I enjoy seeing the children playing in the park, watching families enjoying the park and hearing laughter in the air. Green spaces are important. Knowing it was close at hand helped in my decision to purchase here. I feel we are dealing with a headstrong council that will bulldoze through what they want. Unfortunately, the work could be in progress before elections occur again. Sylvia Chu Almonte
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Harvest Community Church Church meets: Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 Hwy 15, Franktown When: EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:42 am (Children’s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 552-1323 Email: email@example.com Web: www.harvestcc.ca Pastor: Scott Ridenour Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613-256-2184 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director 11:00 am – Worship Service & Sunday School Celebrating 183 years in Mississippi Mills All Welcome Holy Name of Mary St. Mary’s Parish Almonte 613-256-1034 Rev. Paul J. Gaudet SATURDAY MASS - 4:30 pm SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 am – 10:30 am Children’s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times & programs) www.holynameofmaryparish.com Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 am – SUNDAY WORSHIP & Sunday School Child Care Available Website: www.almonteunited.com Email: email@example.com Office Hours: 9 am–12 pm Mon–Fri. For Transportation call the office. Zion-Memorial United Church 37 Franklin Street • 613-257-2133 10:30 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Sunday School & Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Judith Evenden, M.Div. WARM WELCOME TO ALL!
This Year, 2017 we believe that Jesus is seeking you, nudging you to respond. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CARING COMMUNITY, A REASON FOR HOPE, PLEASE CONNECT WITH US. We have Sunday Services and Sunday School with Nursery at 10:00 am–11:15 am. Refreshments and fellowship time after the services. And 3 stimulating Study Groups mid week. Come and join us you will be welcome. 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place For more information please call Rev. Dave Kemp, 613-257-5490. We are a Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing parish in the Anglican Church in North America. www.eternalhopechurch.org Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge The United Church of Canada Fully Accessible ashtonmunsterchurch.ca for more information Everyone Welcome. Child Care provided.
Parish of Franktown-Innisville Anglican Churches The Rev. David Vavasour 613-257-1340 www.franktown-innisvilleparish.ca Regular Service Times: St. James, Franktown 9:00 a.m. Sunday’s Kool at Centennial Hall 9:00 a.m. St. John’s, Innisville 10:45 a.m St. John’s has 1/2 hour of Fellowship before their service.
Reformed Presbyterian Church Christ Centred – People Focused 273 Almonte St., Almonte SERVICES: 10 am EACH SUNDAY Worship Services every Sunday at 10 am 2nd services – 2 pm – 1st Sunday of every month 6 pm – 2nd thru 5th Sundays Weekly Small groups and youth group Church office 613-256-2816 website: hillsiderpc.ca
117 Victoria St., Carleton Place 613-257-5109 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carletonplaceadventists.org Pastor: Didier Fourny SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School – 9:30 am Divine Service – 11:00 am EVERYONE WELCOME!!
By the river, we are growing 62 Clyde St., Almonte 613-256-1771 www.stpaulsalmonte.ca email@example.com Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you here. Sunday Services 8:00 am: BCP spoken Eucharist 9:15 am: BAS Eucharist (Choir & Organ) 11:00 am: Eucharist (Praise Team) A variety of styles in a less formal atmosphere. Please consult our website for service time changes and other info www.stpaulsalmonte.ca
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Cornerstone Community Church 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte (at the round-about) Pastor Dave Moriarity 613-256-4995 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 am Ample Parking – Fully Accessible Nursery Care/Sunday School Weekly Bible Study & Prayer * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * A Free Methodist Congregation The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt Street 613-257-4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Services 10 am Celebration Service & Children’s Church Contact us for more information Personal prayer available Tuesdays & Thursdays 12–2:30 pm Call or come by Contact Barb
Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30 am SUNDAY Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 www.ovv.ca St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., Carleton Place Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 9 am & 11 am Handicap Access Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck Discovery Hour 10 am Worship Service 11 am Prayer & Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm All Welcome! Handicap access www.carletonplacebaptist.ca
St. James “The Anglican Church in Carleton Place” 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178 Web site - stjamescarletonplace.org Sunday, February 19, 2017 Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday School Thursday, February 23 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rector The Rev’d. Brian Kauk Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director Patricia Grainger Fully accessible
Carleton Place tweaks bylaw to prohibit skateboards in certain areas BY TARA GESNER
Carleton Place's traffic and parking bylaw has been amended to prohibit the use of skateboards at Town Hall Square, Market Square, cenotaph and any municipal parking lot, excluding the Neelin Street Community Centre. The change, according to director of protective services Les Reynolds, is on top of the status quo - the downtown area. The planning and protection committee carried the motion approving the modification on Feb. 7. The amended bylaw is expected to receive council approval on Feb. 14. Noted in a committee report, the use of skateboards at Town Hall Square, Market Square, cenotaph and municipal parking lots was "inappropriate and incompatible with the intended purpose of those facilities." The issue first arose in September 2016, resulting from a concern about safety. Carleton Place High School sec-
ondary vice principal Brent Brown was worried about students using skateboards on Lake Avenue West in front of the school due to traffic volume, school buses, etc. At the time, Reynolds stated: "OPP has concerns about the situation as well." Going forward, the revised traffic and parking bylaw will be referred to the municipality's active transportation committee, with members considering if skateboard restrictions on streets should be imposed, and if so, which roads. "What I thought was simply a safety concern ... skateboards are now seen as being an actual means of transportation so they should be considered as part of the active transportation program," Reynolds said on Tuesday. "How do we accommodate them?" Coun. Theresa Fritz inquired about input from users. She noted: "Lots of big kids who go to the youth centre use skateboards. I think it would be nice to hear from them."
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"I assume the active transportation committee will seek input from users," Reynolds stated. With the Carleton Place & District Youth Centre located at Carambeck Community Centre, Coun. Sean Redmond, who chaired the meeting said: "By passing this, we are banning the use of skateboards there." "Parking lots are for cars," Reynolds reminded. The Neelin Street Community Centre is the seasonal location of the town's skate park. Municipal staff, local politicians, members of the parks and recreation committee, and area youth celebrated its grand opening in July 2016. The skate park is intended for skateboards, scooters and bikes, and the components of the facility are as follows: bank ramps; grind rail (round); grind rail (kinked); grind box; grind ledge; stairs and quarter pipe. Coun. Brian Doucett was absent from the planning and protection committee meeting with regrets.
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Significant Tax Incentive for Charitable Giving As many of us start to look through the shoebox for papers in order to file our tax returns, it seemed like a good time to remind our donors (and future donors) that the government provides a very attractive tax incentive to support your favourite charity. What is commonly misunderstood is that this incentive is in the form of a tax credit, rather than a tax deduction, which means that most donors will benefit equally, regardless of their taxable income. The combined Federal/Ontario tax credit for all donors with incomes up to $200,000 for 2016 and 2017 is: • 20.05% on the first $200.00 of charitable donation, plus • 40.16% on the remainder Example: (These calculations were taken from the CRA website and amended for Ontario rates. The rates currently remain the same for 2017.)
A donor with a taxable income of $40,000 makes a donation of $700 in 2016. Their tax credit is calculated as the total of: Federal charitable donation tax credit: • $30 (15% on the first $200) • $145 (29% on the remaining $500) $175 ($30 + $145) is their total federal tax credit. Provincial charitable donation tax credit: • $10.10 (5.05% on the first $200) • $55.80 (11.16% on the remaining $500) $65.90 ($10.10 + $55.80) is their total provincial tax credit. $240.90 ($175 + $65.90) is their total charitable donation tax credit for 2016. Thus, a donation of $700 costs the donor $459.10 out of pocket. Why am I raising this now? There are two reasons: We always think of how much tax we pay in the Spring when we are filing our tax returns.
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If you want to hit a donation target for 2017, it is best to start early in the year. The most efficient way to give is through monthly donations from payroll (if you can), direct debit from a bank account, or monthly payments from a credit card. For example, consider that a $1,000 annual pledge to support the Almonte General Hospital would cost $638.62 after tax or an average of $53.22 per month. For more information, see the CRA calculator at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/svngs/ clmng1b2-eng.html This information is believed to be accurate at time of writing but should not be relied upon for your individual circumstances. Please consult your personal tax advisor. For information on supporting the AGH-FVM Foundation, call Al Roberts at 613-256-2500, ext. 2297.
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Professional accountant David Nephin earns accolades from Carleton Place chamber BY TARA GESNER
The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce has recognized one Carleton Place businessman for his 35 years of continuing leadership, service and commitment to the community. Chamber board chair Donna MacDonald and manager Jackie Kavanagh presented charter professional accountant David Nephin of Nephin Winter Bingley with a certificate Friday afternoon, Feb. 10.
With wife Janice looking on, David thanked the chamber, and he acknowledged his firm’s “talented staff and dedicated clients.” “I love coming to work every day,” he added. MacDonald called business “the wealth of the community,” and on behalf of the chamber, she thanked David for his support of the organization. On top of his business success, David gives back to the community with his time and resources. He currently sits on the board of the Carleton
Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation and is the treasurer for St. James Anglican Church. In the past, he has coached hockey and served on the local Business Improvement Association (BIA) board, to name a few. So why did David choose a career in accounting? “I like numbers – they count,” he said with a smile. Nephin Winter Bingley is com-
prised of two offices – Carleton Place, located at 1 Costello Dr. (Unit 2), and 12 Russell St. E. in Smiths Falls. Services offered: compilation, review and audit of profit and non-profit organizations; personal, estate and corporate tax planning and preparation; bookkeeping; payroll preparation; computer training; cash flow and financial forecasting; and additional services as required from time to time.
Today, the local chamber, which was established in 1916, has an active membership base of approximately 240 business owners in the region. From monthly networking events to professional development opportunities and training, to advocacy and lobbying, the chamber exists to provide support and guidance for local business owners, helping them achieve success.
www.twp.beckwith.on.ca The meeting dates are as follows: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Beckwith Township forwards all mail to the last known address provided by the owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide the Township with any change to their mailing address. Owners can call in their change of address, but must follow-up with written confirmation either by fax, mail or in person. The Township will not be held responsible for mail not delivered in a timely manner due to changes in addresses not provided by the property owner.
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The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce has recognized professional accountant David Nephin of Nephin Winter Bingley for his 35 years of continuing leadership, service and commitment to the community. Chamber board chair Donna MacDonald, right, and manager Jackie Kavanagh presented Nephin with a certificate Friday afternoon, Feb. 10.
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Canadians extend streak with wins over Hawkesbury, Gloucester BY STAFF
With about a month until the playoffs, the Carleton Place Canadians are in a prime position to make another run at the CCHL championship. The team remains atop the league standings with 82 points. Next in line are the Ottawa Jr Senators and Cornwall Colts with 73 points apiece. The Canadians extended their winning streak over the weekend with back-to-back wins, the most recent of which came Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, at home in a 4-1 decision over the Hawkesbury Hawks. It was actually the Hawks' Oli-
ver Lester who hit the scoreboard first for his team in the opening period, notching the lone goal of the frame at 4:42. In the second, the Canadians' Geoff Kitt tied things up at the 8:35 mark with his goal, assisted by Brent Hill. It too, would be the only goal of the period. Tied 1-1 as the third started, it didn't take long for Carleton Place to strike, with Connor Merkley getting a short handed marker 18 seconds in from Samuel Knoblauch. Teammate Tim Theocharidis followed up to make it 3-1 at 3:16, from Alex Friesen and Connor Hill. Connor Hill's shot at 18:45 was good for an unassisted empty net goal, bringing the final
score to 4-1 in favour of the home team. Connor Hughes was between the pipes for Carleton Place, playing a nearly perfect game and stopping 21 of 22 shots. Hawkesbury goalie Jacob Standen was handed the loss, facing 28 shots from the Canadians. Merkley and Kitt were named first and second stars of the game. Carleton Place 3, Gloucester 1 The Canadians kicked off the week on the road, visiting the Earl Armstrong Arena to take on the Gloucester Rangers. Carleton Place struck first in the opening period, thanks to Matthew Lombardozzi's goal at 13:10. It was assisted by Geoff Kitt and
Connor Merkley. Heading into the second period with a slim 1-0 lead, Justin Cmunt increased that to 2-0 at 13:33, with his marker from Alex Friesen and Andrew Dodson. The Rangers tried to make a comeback in the third period, pulling goalie Michael Cullen for an extra attacker in the final minutes of play. It worked for one goal, scored by Gloucester's Benjamin Pruneau, at 17:48. However, the Canadians' Samuel Knoblauch secured the win for Carleton Place at 18:48 with his empty netter from Antoine Desmeules. Carleton Place had Michael Leach in nets for the game, who
stopped 22 of 21 shots for the win. Hawkesbury's Cullen got the loss, facing 34 shots from the Canadians. For their efforts in the game, Cmunt and Lombardozzi received first and second star of the game honours. Coming up With only a handful of games left in regular season play, the Canadians will begin their week on the road in Hawkesbury to take on the Hawks Friday, Feb. 17 in a 7:30 p.m. game. Then they're back at home Sunday, Feb. 19 for an afternoon tilt with the Kanata Lasers. The puck drops at 3 p.m.
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Planning for New Emergency Underway Good Planning Takes Time The Ministry of Health has a five-stage planning and approval process for capital projects: It’s been just over three months since the Minister of Health came to town to announce a new Emergency Department for patients and families in Carleton Place, Beckwith and surrounding communities. Planning is already well underway. “It’s a busy time at CPDMH,” notes Mary Wilson Trider, President & CEO. “We are excited about working with our community to make this dream a reality.” Planning is being led by the Capital Projects Committee of the Board. The committee includes hospital staff as well as community members with expertise in health care, architecture and construction.
Stage 1 Part A: Master Plan Stage 1 Part B: Master Program Stage 2: Functional Plan Stage 3: Preliminary Design Stage 4: Working Drawings Stage 5: Approval to award tender and begin construction
The next step is a functional program which outlines the operations, staffing, major equipment, funding and space requirements for the new space. Once the Ministry approves this stage, we move on to preliminary design, working drawings and tender approval. This process will take up to three years.
CPDMH is at stage 2 and will be ready to start construction within 36 months.
At the same time, the CPDMH Foundation is planning a fundraising campaign for the building and equipment costs, with the exact goal yet to be finalized. The CPDMH Auxiliary will also be raising funds for the project.
Throughout the planning stages, input will be sought from patients, neighbours, the community, staff and volunteers.
For the latest updates on the new ED, visit www.cpdmh.ca/redevelopment
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Ainley Graham Associates to oversee Carleton Place CWWF projects BY TARA GESNER
The following are issues discussed by Carleton Place council members during the physical environment and planning and protection committee meetings, held Feb. 7. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program, providing municipalities with vital infrastructure monies to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, as well as the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems. By way of the CWWF, nearly $570 million is being offered, with the Ontario government cost-matching recipient contributions up to a maximum of 25 per cent of total eligible costs. Carleton Place's CWWF projects for 2017 include rehabilitation (lining) of the Flora Street watermain river crossing, Antrim Street sanitary sewer,
Dunlop Business Park sanitary sewer and Ferrill Crescent sanitary sewer. A request for quotation was sent to four firms to oversee these projects (engineering and project management services), with only two responding. In the end, the physical environment committee carried a staff recommendation to engage Ainley Graham Associates on an hourly basis, as the exact scope of the consultant's work cannot be defined. Fire update Ocean Wave Fire Company (OWFC) chief Les Reynolds submitted his December report to members of Carleton Place council. "December was a very quiet month with the exception of one serious house fire on Lanark Street that displaced a family of four," he noted. The total number of calls for service in 2016 was 158, which is down 17 per cent from 2015. "Our total fire loss for the year was $139,500, which represents nearly a 35 per cent de-
crease," Reynolds noted. The OWFC has been working collaboratively with other Lanark County fire brigades, putting in place a plan to help prevent or lessen the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among firefighters, which "we hope to have in place by spring," he added. Falling within the category of anxiety disorders, PTSD is a mental health illness. It occurs as a result of exposure to actual or threatened incidents of death, serious injury or sexual violence. Firefighters, owing to the duties associated with their job, like police officers, paramedics, correctional workers, emergency dispatchers and enlisted people, are twice as likely as the general population to suffer from PTSD. Reynolds noted work continues on the final construction of the OWFC's new pumper, which "we expect to take possession of by the end of February."
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Welcome Wagon visits newcomers to the community to welcome them and present them with community information and gifts from local businesses, as well as moms to offer congratulations and gifts from local business on the birth of their baby. We develop relationships with local businesses and invite their participation in the program.
Bay Real Estate Inc. is a family owned and operated Independent Real Estate Brokerage serving its clients and customers since 2006. Providing Real Estate Services to Buyers, Sellers, Landlords and Tenants does not stop there. They can provide an Opinion of Value on property for legal matters, assist in prudent decision making with the right facts on each individual property; provide insight on rural, commercial and... farm properties tailoring to needs and wants.
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Carleton Place Public Library 101 Beckwith Street, Carleton Place 613-257-2702 www.carletonplacelibrary.ca The Carleton Place Public Library is an inviting community resource offering a full range of materials and services to the residents of Carleton Place, Beckwith, and the surrounding area. In addition to expansive collections both physical and online, they offer award-winning programming for all ages, a warm and inclusive atmosphere, and friendly and professional staff. Online, they offer a number of exciting resources such as ebooks, digital magazines, and online language learning resources.
CrossFit DSF 130 Industrial Avenue, Unit 401, Carleton Place 613-253-3737 www.dsfcrossfit.com DSF is a Strength and Conditioning facility located in Carleton Place, ON. We offer quality coaching, CrossFit classes, (Olympic) weightlifting classes, Kids programs, Nutrition programs, Senior fitness programs, and information seminars.
Cat’s Cove Communications 8 Jessie Drive, Perth 613-326-0338 http://www.catscovecommunications.com “Best know for its work with the Town of Perth’s 200 Anniversary Celebrations” Cat’ Cove is a boutique marketing firm that helps businesses and organizations promote their offerings, fill up their events and get strategic about their long-term goals. Think: business launches, consultation, marketing development, event management, fundraising challenges, website content, grant proposals, email sequences, blog posts and social media posts.
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Drinking water Carleton Place’s physical environment committee is provided with a quarterly report for all activities undertaken by the municipality relating to the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS). The most recent report corresponds to the period between October and December 2016. On Nov. 3 the town responded to a large watermain break in the Westview Heights subdivision, which resulted in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit issuing a boil water advisory as a precaution. The break, in the area of Mississippi Road between Morris and Barker streets, was repaired by Friday afternoon, Nov. 4. Public works staff called the event “a substantial test to our emergency preparedness.” Owing to the incident, town staff worked directly with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and Ocean Wave Fire Company. The report highlighted the lessons learned. For example, breaks in watermains made of polyvinyl chloride pipe (plastic) are difficult to locate, espe-
cially in Carleton Place as water rarely comes to the surface. Throughout the duration of the boil water advisory, a watering station was set up at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). Residents within the affected area were able to pick up a daily allocation of drinking water. “The process of obtaining and distributing bottled water needs to be reviewed with our emergency co-ordinator as it was overwhelming for public works to facilitate during an emergency,” the report stated. Lastly, the town must work with schools and long-term care facilities, as well as the local hospital to establish proper expectations of the provision of water during a water emergency. In 2016 there were 44 calls from the public concerning water quality in Carleton Place. They are as follows: two watermain breaks; 19 service related (noise, low pressure/no water); four taste and odour; 15 visual; and four, other. The previous year (2015), there were 27 calls from the public regarding water quality, including 14 related to service (noise, low pressure/no water), nine owing to taste and odour,
three visual concerns and one other. During the quarter, on Oct. 31, Carleton Place also worked together with Perth to fulfill the requirement of conducting an internal audit. No non-conformances were reported. On Dec. 21 the municipality learned the results of its external audit, performed by SAI Global. “No non-conformances were found,” the report noted. However, there was one opportunity for improvement, which staff will review during its next DWQMS meeting. The annual management review for the distribution system was also conducted on Dec. 21. The total 2016 water consumption was 1,619,219 cubic metres.
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Animal control activity In the year 2016 there were 345 calls regarding animal control. The breakdown is as follows: stray cats, 157; stray dogs, 82; barking dog, 32; vicious dog, eight; dog attack, three; other, 63. There were 31 cats impounded in 2016 and three dogs.
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∞No payments for 90 days (payment deferral) offer is available on any new and unused Honda Civic model financed between February 1st, 2017 and February 28th, 2017 at participating Ontario Honda Dealers. Offer applies only to purchase finance offers on approved credit through Honda Financial Services Inc. Monthly payments are deferred for 90 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 90 days of the contract. After 90 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will be required to repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract, but not until 90 days after the contract date. Offer ends February 28th, 2017 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Limited time lease offers available through Honda Financial Services Inc. (HFS), to qualified retail customers on approved credit. Weekly payments include freight and PDI ($1,595), EHF tires & filters ($18.75), A/C charge ($100), and OMVIC fee ($10). Taxes, licence, insurance and registration are extra. ΩRepresentative weekly lease example: 2017 Civic LX Sedan 6MT (Model FC2E5HE) // 2017 Civic LX Coupe 6MT (Model FC4A5HEZ) // 2017 Civic LX Hatchback (Model FK7G2HE) on a 60-month term with 260 weekly payments at 2.99% // 2.99% // 2.99% lease APR. Weekly payment is $58.88 // $61.97 // $64.82 with $0 down or equivalent trade-in and $145 // $0 // $270 total lease incentive included. Down payments, $0 security deposit and first weekly payments due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $15,308.92 // $16,112.19 // $16,854.26. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/ km for excess kilometres. PPSA lien registration fee of $45.93 and lien registering agent’s fee of $5.65, due at time of delivery are not included. For all offers: licence, insurance, PPSA, other taxes (including HST) and excess wear and tear are extra. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. Offers only valid for Ontario residents at participating Ontario Honda Dealers. Dealer may lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Colour availability may vary by dealer. Vehicles and accessories are for illustration purposes only. Offers, prices and features subject to change without notice. See your Ontario Honda Dealer or visit HondaOntario.com for full details.
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The perfect fertilizer! Worms castings (aka poop) are by far the best organic fertilizer, according to Geraldine Baker (above right), owner of The Worm Factory. Daniella Cyr also gets a handful of the fertilizing masters during the Seedy Saturday event at Almonte Civitan Hall Feb. 11. Right: Johvi Leeck, organizer of the Seedy Saturday event and owner of Beyond the Garden Gate seed packaging business, displays some of her wares.
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®/™ The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ◊Leasing offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2017 Elantra GL Auto/2017 Tucson 2.0L FWD/2017 Tucson 2.0L Premium AWD/2017 Elantra LE with an annual lease rate of 0%. Weekly lease payment of $59/$59/$71/$49 for a 39-month walkaway lease. Down payment of $0/$1,995/$1,995/$799 and first monthly payment required. Trade-in value may be applied to down payment amount. Total lease obligation is $9,967/$11,965/$13,967/$9,080. Lease offers include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,695/$1,795/$1,795/$1,695, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Lease offer excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. $0 security deposit on all models. 16,000 km allowance per year applies. Additional charge of $0.12/km. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on the 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD models with an annual finance rate of 0%. Weekly payments are $79 for 84 months. $1,750 down payment required. Trade-in value may be applied to down payment amount. Cash price is $30,627. Cost of borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination charge of $1,895, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees, and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. ♦Price of models shown: 2017 Elantra Ultimate/2017 Tucson 1.6T Ultimate/2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate are $30,627/$40,627/$46,627. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,695/$1,795/$1,895, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. ◊†♦Offers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Visit www.hyundaicanada.com or see dealer for complete details. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.
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