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Tara Gesner/Metroland Dressed for the St. Patrick's Parade in Douglas on March 9 are White Lake's Grace MacHardy and Renfrew's Peighton Taylor. The two girls rode on the Dacre and Area Community Association's float. The event kicked off week-long St. Patrick’s celebrations across the Ottawa Valley, including a St. Pat’s breakfast Saturday, March 16 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Christian Education Centre in Arnprior with proceeds going to Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home. In inviting everyone to the breakfast, Arnprior Mayor Walter Stack, who is a guest server on the early shift, said, “good food, good cause.” The same could be said for another St. Patrick’s Day tradition, the Irish stew supper March 17 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Glasgow United Church.

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DAMAGING FLOODS POSSIBLE BUT NOT CERTAIN: CEMC JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com Be prepared, but don't panic. That's the message from a local community emergency management co-ordinator (CEMC) when it comes to potential spring flooding. The unusually high level of snow this winter has some residents in low-lying areas nervous. It was only two years ago that flooding along the Ottawa River caused a great deal of damage in Horton, McNab/ Braeside and Constance Bay, as well as parts of Ottawa and Gatineau. Area watershed groups are warning about the possibility of above average flooding this spring in tributaries of the Ottawa River not only because of the amount of snow (about 250 centimetres) but because so little of it has melted so far. The Weather Network has also predicted a "heightened threat" for spring flooding, especially across northern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley, where the snow depth is well above normal. However, Horton CEMC Steve Osipenko points out the snow level is only one of the "predictors" of flooding. While the high snow load has some people "hyper sensitive" at this point, "we can't even predict if there will be a flood," he said. Osipenko noted rain and temperature swings are also important factors. The

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bec, so by the time the river swings east, the flow is harder to control. The Timiskaming is the last significant reservoir on the main stem of the Ottawa River. While there are a number of dams on the river from Timiskaming to Montreal, they have very little storage capacity and generally pass whatever is coming down the river in periods of high water. What can slow the flow is the thermometer dipping to below zero at night even if it is warm during the days, Osipenko said. "Good maple syrup temperatures, that's what we need to prevent flooding." Osipenko, who is also the alternate CEMC for Renfrew County, said preparations have begun to ensure governments and residents are ready in case there is flooding this spring. "We've started the process of prepping for the spring freshette," he said. See EMERGENCY, page 3

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FLOOD TIPS JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com Given the depth of the snow pack in the Upper Ottawa Valley, area conservation authorities are sharing advice on how residents can prepare for possible flooding. The Rideau Valley Conservation Area, noting the levels are reminiscent of the heavy snowfalls of the 1970s, is urging residents in flood prone or low-lying areas historically susceptible to flooding to take the necessary precautions to protect their property. It suggests: • ensure the sump pump is clear, in good working condition and has a backwater valve; • ensure easy access to a portable back-up generator and pump; • ensure downspouts are clear and the outlet is at least three metres from the dwelling; • secure items that might float away as flows increase; • remove valuable items from basements or lower floors that could be subject to flooding; • keep emergency phone numbers handy; • familiarize yourself with your municipality's emergency preparedness plan.

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All the area CEMCs, the County of Renfrew, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are involved in the process. The emergency planners are working on information sheets this year focusing on pre-flood preparations, he noted. They are a natural expansion of the information already compiled to assist residents during flooding and afterwards with the clean-up. Noting sandbags are a key item, Osipenko said the CEMCs are "taking stock" of what resources are available to combat flooding. Asked what waterfront residents can do ahead-of-time to protect their homes, Osipenko said sandbags are about the only defence. "That or move your house," he said.

He noted that in the last flood, homes built to specifications above the high water mark were not damaged. The problem lies with older structures on the flood plain or those built on the footprint of former cottages, he said. He reported that most Renfrew County municipalities sent representatives to an emergency management training session at the Horton Community Centre March 4. Of the 57 people there, most were new council members and recently hired municipal employees, but everyone was welcome. The county-hosted workshop explained what duties and resources municipalities provide in emergencies. The emergency planners will start making "freshette calls in the next couple of weeks" to monitor rising waters using MNRF data, Osipenko said. Once the melt begins in earnest, there will be plenty of information made available with flood watches and warnings issued if warranted. Regular updates are available on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board website at http:// www.ottawariver.ca/river-levels-flows.php. The most recent forecast notes "all major reservoirs in the system continue to be emptied in

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bodies and urge parents to warn children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision. While the Weather Network predicts early March will feel more like January, a pattern reversal is expected mid-March with an extended period of warmer spring weather, its says. This will be a welcome contrast to last year, which featured one of the coldest Aprils on record. However, Spring will "struggle at times" with "significant shots of colder weather" that will interrupt the mild pattern later in April and into May.

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WATCH YOUR ROOF Renfrew County paramedics are also alerting the public to another possible problem due to the thickness and nature of this year's snow cover. It could cause "unusual stresses" on some roof structures, warn the paramedics.

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CAR STARTER MYSTERY EVAPORATES DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@ metroland.com The car starter mystery has been solved ... sort of. During the deepest depths of this past winter, drivers at the Arnprior

Shopping Centre began to notice their remote control car starters, called key fobs, wouldn't lock doors or turn the vehicle on. This issue seemed to be most common in the Metro parking lot. Several customers asked at the

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PUBLIC NOTICE COUNCIL aPPOINTMENT DEPUTy MayOr TAKE NOTICE that a vacancy exists on the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council for the position of Deputy Mayor. Council will fill this vacancy by appointment in accordance with the Municipality’s Appointment Procedure. The term of this position is from the date of Council appointment to November 30, 2022. To be considered for appointment, individuals must meet the following qualifications below as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act: • Resides in or be the owner or tenant of land in Mississippi Mills, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; • A Canadian citizen; • At least 18 years old; and • Not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act or otherwise prohibited by law. Any qualified individual may submit, in person, an application form by 2:00 PM on March 15, 2019 to: Jeanne Harfield, Acting Clerk Municipality of Mississippi Mills, Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 The approved Council Vacancy Application Form and the Declaration of Qualification form are available at the Municipal Office located at the address above or online at www.mississippimills.ca. Special Council Meetings will be held at the Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St. for a two part Appointment Process: • Monday March 25, 2019 at 6pm – Candidate Interviews (interview questions can be found online at the above listed website) • thursday March 28, 2019 at 6pm – Candidate Selection & Appointment Inquiries regarding this matter may be directed to Jeanne Harfield at 613-256-2064 ext. 225 or jharfield@mississippimills.ca.


CANADA'S 2019 NET ZERO HOME IS IN ARNPRIOR DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@ metroland.com An Arnprior home won an award at an international event for its energy efficiency. A group from Campanale Homes that included marketing director Christian Campanale recently travelled to New Orleans for a major awards ceremony, the 2019 Cross Border Builder Challenge. One winner from each country was selected from all entries in the Net Zero Home Award. Canada's winner is the Campanale model home in Callahan Estates. "All our staff are really excited and honoured to accept the award," Campanale said. "It's a symbol of what we are trying to accomplish in Arnprior. The homes we are building in Arnprior are at least 10 per cent above the building code. Where the Callahan Estates homes are the ice cream, this model has the toppings. It's a show case of what else you can get." The ice cream and toppings are at the corner of Tom Gavinski Street and Mona McBride Drive; they include: • solar panels across the roof; • a system to filter shower water to toilets; • a thermostat that adjusts to when people are inside and not; • energy efficient windows that reduce heat loss in winter and gains it in summer; • an energy recovery ventilator; • nontoxic and "breathable" exterior boards surrounding the home by Building Products of Canada • an air conditioner that reverses the flow to heat

Submitted/Campanale Homes (From top) A group from Campanale Homes that included marketing director Christian Campanale, far right, recently travelled to New Orleans for a major awards ceremony, the 2019 Cross Border Builder Challenge. One winner from each country was selected from all entries in the Net Zero Home Award. Canada's winner is the Campanale model home in Callahan Estates; The Greyter Water System promises savings on monthly water bills. Ecobee Smart's thermostat could save 23 per cent in energy costs when not in the home. during fall and spring; • and other advancements such as an efficient HVAC, foundation wall improvements, eco-vent fan in the ensuite, next generation piping, and more. The third party tester HERS (Home Energy Rating System) gave the home a zero, making it the best Net Zero Home for Canadian

builders at the annual show hosted by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network). Being an industry leader is important to Campanale, who said saving money for homeowners while doing the right thing for the environment is the future. "I'd say it's a cross border 'challenge' to encourage

other builders to continue to build in the right direction. Hydro prices keep going up. There are environmental realities. This is the wave of the future," Campanale said. "So, if we can get more builders purchasing these products it brings the price down for everyone." The home showcases several companies with strong green credentials, all of whom congratulated the builder on the win. Chris Meechan at Switch Energy said the solar panels are positioned to take advantage of the sun's path and generate electricity for the home. During daylight hours the system will produce more than what the house can consume. The excess electricity is sent to the grid for a credit which is used during non-daylight hours to power the house, he said. "Congratulations to our partners Campanale Homes. This is a tremendous achievement and example of local leadership making a global impact," Meechan said. "For this Arnprior housing development to receive national recognition is a testament to the vision and dedication of the Campanale team to bring energy efficient cost saving solutions for families in the region." The Greyter Water System promises savings on monthly water bills. Ecobee Smart's thermostat could save 23 per cent in energy costs when not in the home. The exterior boards make the home healthy and energy efficient. The windows are a Campanale standard with lower U value. To learn more about standard technologies in all Callahan Estates homes, go to http://www.campanale.com/arnprior/#Energy-Whiteboard-Video.

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EV CHARGING STATION AT ARNPRIOR CARPOOL LOT Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are popping up with more frequency. Petro-Canada recently announced it was installing 50 fast-charging stations across the country. What about the EV chargers in Arnprior? Metroland Media contacted the Ontario Ministry of Transportion to ask a few questions.

JUST THE FACTS: • The ministry installed stations at eight carpool lots along provincial highways, including at the corner of Ottawa Rd. 29 and Keatley Road (near Madawaska Golf Course). The chargers were installed in spring 2018. The ministry owns and operates them. • While the ministry is collecting data about the operating costs and demand for EV charging at these sites, these chargers are currently free for public use. • They are used at least once most weekdays and with a noted increase of use over

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Derek Dunn/Metroland time. There is no plans to remove the chargers. • There are also chargers at the Scotiabank on John Street and Tim Hortons on Staye Court as part of a program launched in 2015. They are free for public use, and owned and operated by Koben Systems.

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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant is calling on her constituents to speak out on the "scandal" she has labelled 'Lavscam." In her latest news release on the matter, she is urging people to let Prime Minister Justin Trudeau know "it is time for him to go." She issued the release March 5 after hearing Treasury Board president Jane Philpott had resigned from the Liberal cabinet. Gallant said the Liberal who should be resigning is Trudeau, not Philpott. Her latest MP's column on her website is titled "Trudeau must resign." On Feb. 28, after Judy Wilson-Raybould's testimony to the Justice Committee, Gallant issued a release encouraging constituents "concerned over the latest Trudeau scandal" to call the RCMP and request an immediate criminal investigation. She has started an online petition calling on the government to launch a public, judicial inquiry into the actions of the Prime Minister's Office in the SNC-La-

valin affair. "Jane Philpott's resignation from cabinet clearly demonstrates a government in complete chaos, led by a disgraced prime minister," said Gallant in her latest message to constituents. Since news first broke of Trudeau's attempt to "interfere in a criminal case to benefit his friends and help the Liberal party win elections," the prime minister has lost two ministers and a Principal Secretary, noted Gallant. "It's time for every Liberal cabinet minister to ask themselves the same questions Jane Philpott did. Is this what they got into politics for? To prop up a prime minister who will subvert the law to win elections and benefit its corporate friends? "If not, they must stand up and be heard. Like Jane Philpott did today," said Gallant. The Conservative MPP is asking constituents to visit cherylgallant.com/trudeau-scandal to sign the petition calling for a public inquiry and go to cherylgallant.com/call-rcmp to request the police investigation. She said the Liberals are counting on the media and the public to "get bored" with the story and move on to another issue. "If Trudeau won't call a public inquiry, then Canadians must demand it," she said. "Only overwhelming public pressure will force Trudeau to give in, do the right thing, and call for a full public inquiry."

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The Arnprior Regional Health Foundation recently launched a fundraising campaign to redevelop the Grove Nursing Home ($4M) and to fund new medical equipment purchases ($1M). Arnprior’s Nu-Tech Precision Metals made a pledge of $75,000 towards the campaign and medical equipment needs. Pictured here are some of the company employees and foundation representatives holding a large cheque for their first gift instalment. Nu-Tech has been a generous supporter of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation since 1997. Mike Poirier, the company’s CFO, said “supporting Arnprior’s hospital makes good sense for companies, their employees and other residents of our community.” To date, the campaign has raised $2,942,081. For more information please call Bruce Hill at 613-623-3166 ext. 532.


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WHAT IS THE JOB OF A NEWSROOM ETHICS COMMITTEE? Here at Metroland, we value our reputation as being one of Canada's most trusted sources of news. As such, ensuring we are operating in the most ethical fashion possible is something our newsrooms take extremely seriously. In the Ottawa Valley, our Smiths Falls and Renfrew offices have their own ethics committee, which meets bimonthly to discuss any ethics-related matters that have come up over the past couple of months. Many readers may not realize that reporters and editors are frequently called upon to make judgment calls on touchy matters. By working together and talking things through, we strive to always make the best choice possible in these situations. For example, how long do you wait for a response after reaching out to someone for comment on a story? Particularly if said person is portrayed in an unflattering light, reporters should attempt to reach them in more than one way - e.g. by both phone and email. If 24 hours go by and you haven't heard back, should you go ahead and publish, or give them another few hours? Ethics committees can establish general guidelines for these and other matters, and committee members are on hand in the newsroom to talk things through with reporters and assist them in coming up with the best course of action in each situation. Unpublish requests also fall under the umbrella of the ethics committee. For example, what happens if we report on someone being convicted of a crime, then after they've served their time they ask for the old story to be taken off our website, as it continues to pop up whenever someone Googles their name. In the vast majority of cases, the answer will be no, we will not take the story down. The reason is because it's still true that they were arrested and convicted of that crime. It would be irresponsible to simply erase what happened from the record. (This isn't 1984.) However, we will update a story with an editor's note should an individual's charges be dropped or they are found not guilty. It becomes more complicated if a person has been pardoned of a crime. At that point, the committee needs to factor in whether it's ethical to keep the pardoned crime on permanent record if the justice system has absolved the individual. This is a question that will soon be coming up frequently with people being pardoned of possession of marijuana crimes following legalization; most news organizations (including ours) will be establishing an official policy for these cases.

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INTERNSHIP A CHANCE TO HONE JOURNALISM SKILLS ALGONQUIN COLLEGE JOURNALISM STUDENT INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO THE COMMUNITY JONATHAN MULVIHILL Column

My name is Jonathan Mulvihill, Jon for short. I was born and raised in Renfrew. I am currently a second-year journalism student at Algonquin College, and I will be doing a five-week internship at the Renfrew Mercury and Arnprior ChronicleGuide as part of the program. I have always had a passion for writing, which was reignited a few years ago after I discontinued accounting studies at the University of Ottawa. During the year off I came across the journalism program at Algonquin and it immediately caught my eye. I started the program

in 2016 and took a break briefly during my second year due to the college strike. I returned to the program to give it my all, and I will be receiving my diploma this spring. In the journalism program, I acquired many essential skills, such as how to take pleasing photographs, how to promote my brand and, most importantly, how to write news stories for both print and online. I have handson experience with both of Algonquin's publications, the Algonquin Times and Glue Magazine. My interests in the field mainly include photography and writing, but I also have experience in layout, editing and broadcast for both radio and television. When I am not working I like to read, go out for

walks and spend time with family and friends. Some of my favourite things include Tim Hortons, music from the seventies, eighties and nineties, shopping and poutine, especially from Odi's Kingburger in town. I am currently living with my parents, Mary and Stephen Mulvihill. I have two older brothers, Matthew and Kip Mulvihill. Kip and his wife had a baby last month, named Taylor Stephen Mulvihill. I am looking forward to interning at the Mercury for the next few weeks, and I am especially happy to be back in the town in which I grew up. Jonathan Mulvihill, a journalism student from Algonquin College, has joined the Renfrew Mercury/Arnprior ChronicleGuide for a five-week internship. The Renfrew native looks forward to the weeks ahead.

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WINTER IS HARD ON MANY ANIMALS NATURE CAN SEEM CRUEL AND CALLOUS, WRITES MICHAEL RUNTZ MICHAEL RUNTZ Column

Usually by the beginning of March winter's icy grip has weakened. As snowless shoulders along rural roads grow wide, newly arrived Horned Larks search them for seeds, spiders, and insects. If the warmth of a soon-toarrive spring liberates slow-moving waters from their frozen shackles, male Red-winged Blackbirds soon start flashing their red epaulettes as they noisily announce ownership of newly acquired territories. So far this year, however,

March has brought little more than more frigid temperatures and more snow. In the Ottawa area, January holds the distinction of a record amount of snowfall. February's claim to fame is the coldest average temperature. Together, deep snow and frigid temperatures spell hardship and even death for many animals. Recently I came across two animals that are likely not alive today. One was a white-throated sparrow that was visiting a bird feeder near Carleton University. These northern sparrows are famous for their "Sweet Canada Canada Canada" songs frequently heard on Hinterland Who's Who commercials. Now, it's not rare for one of these bulky sparrows to overwinter this far north but this year the unusual roller-coaster temperatures apparently were more than this fellow could

Michael Runtz photo This doe White-tailed Deer, like many of her kind, is having a difficult time this winter because of deep snow. handle. I saw it the day after a heavy rain had fallen. Its back feathers were flattened and frozen, their essential insulating properties removed. On cold days, birds fluff up their feathers to retain more body heat. This bird had no way of doing so and its matted feath-

ers allowed much of its body heat to escape. The sparrow was weak, barely able to hop across the snow. I threw seeds around it hoping that it might eat and regain enough energy to make it through the day. However, the next day it was nowhere to be seen.

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• Most Canadians’ income tax and benefit returns are due on April 30, 2019. • Self-employed individuals have until June 15, 2019 to file their returns. Since June 15, 2019 falls on a Saturday, the CRA considers your return to be filed on time, if the CRA receives it by or it is postmarked midnight June 17, 2019. However, if you have a balance owing, you must pay it by April 30, 2019. • March 1, 2019 is the deadline for contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. • Canadians should have received most of the tax slips, such as T4s, and receipts needed to file a tax return by early March. • From rom no now until April 30, 2019, the CRA will be offering extended evening and weekend hours for individual tax enquiries. Approximately 3,000 telephone agents will be available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 9 am to 9 pm (local time), and from 9 am to 5 pm (local time) on Saturdays (except Easter weekend) to serve as many people as possible. Our automated service will remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. day • 1-800-267-6999 for more information

The other animal was a female white-tailed deer. She was lying down in the snow and at first seemed OK except for some ice around her mouth. But when she struggled to her feet her emaciated frame and unsteadiness as she tried to walk through the belly-deep snow told me she was not in good shape. White-tailed deer have very short legs, a mere metre high at the shoulder, and thus have difficulty moving through deep snow. The record amount that fell in Ottawa in January is testing theses animals to their limits. Moose have legs two metres high at their shoulder and, along with an unusual hip movement, have little difficulty getting around in deep snow. Historically, it was in part snow depth that kept deer from ranging much farther north in Ontario. When deer gather in large numbers in winter in their "yards" they maintain trails and walk in single file to reach feeding areas. A lone deer does not

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EVENTS THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Winter Magic & Maple Harvest WHEN: 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m WHERE: Fulton's Pancake House & Sugar Bush, 399 Sugar Bush Road, Mississippi Mills CONTACT: Fulton's Pancake House & Sugar Bush, 613-256-3867, https:// www.fultons.ca/copy-of-magicalwinter COST: admission and parking free Saturday, february 16 to monday, april 22, 2019 (including all four days of easter weekend), weekdays: 9 am - 3 pmWeekends: 8 am - 3 pm March Break at the Arnprior Museum WHEN: 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m WHERE: Arnprior and District Museum, 35 Madawaska Street at the corner of John St., Arnprior CONTACT: Anita Brown or Jessie Vaive, 613-623-4902, abrown@arnprior.ca, https:// arnprior.ca/town/arnprior-districtmuseum/ COST: $7 per child or $30 for the week March Break fun at the Arnprior Museum! Fun games, crafts and activities for children aged 5 - 12 years. Monday to friday, 12:30 -

Visit insideottawavalley.com/events for featured online events. Things to do with the kids during March Break goes live on March 1. Further ahead, we’ll be featuring Things to do on Earth Day. Visit insideottawavalley.com/events and hit the POST YOUR EVENT button to submit these or any other community events! 3:30 p.m., $7 per child or $30 for the week. Call Jessie or Anita to register at 613-623-4902. Walking in the Halls WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m WHERE: Arnprior District High School, 59 Ottawa Street, Arnprior CONTACT: 613-623-4231 COST: Stay active during the colder weather and come for a Walk In The Halls at Arnprior District High School every Tuesday and Thursday evening from November until mid March 2019. It's warm, safe, free and fun!

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Burger Friday WHEN: 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m WHERE: Arnprior Legion, 49 Daniel St N, Arnprior CONTACT: 613-623-4722 COST: $4.50/ burger

Every Friday, the Arnprior Legion has Burger Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $4.50/ burger. Music Trivia Night WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m WHERE: Nick Smith Centre, 77 James St, Arnprior CONTACT: Becky Ranger, 1 (613) 623 7981, beckyranger@cssagency.ca COST: $10/player The Best Music Trivia event in the Ottawa Valley in support of Seniors at Home and Arnprior Regional Health. Quizmaster Jason Marshall, 50/50, Silent Auction, Pizza and Refreshments. Teams of 4 or 8, $10/player. Register by calling 613-623-7981.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast WHEN: 7:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m WHERE: Christian Education Centre, 257 John Street N, Arnprior CONTACT: Becky Ranger,

613-623-7981, beckyranger@cssagency.ca COST: $10/ adult, $6 ages 5-12, 4 and under free Pancakes, Sausages and Much More! Irish Music, Dancers, and Door Prizes! Doors open at 7:30 a.m., breakfast served from 8-11am. All proceeds in support of Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Irish Stew Supper WHEN: 4:00 p.m 6:30 p.m WHERE: Glasgow United Church, 152 Milton Stewart Ave, McNabBraeside CONTACT: Lillian Collins, 613 623 6948, kcollinsprior@sympatico.ca COST: Freewill donation Glasgow United Church annual Irish stew supper. Everyone welcome.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m WHERE: Arnprior Public Library, 21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior CONTACT: Linda, 613-623-5450 COST: $2.50 weekly, first meeting free TOPS is a non-profit group meeting every Monday (except holi-

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Spring Luncheon WHEN: 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m WHERE: Galilee Centre, 398 John Street North, Arnprior CONTACT: Jerry, 613-623-4242, info@galileecentre.com, https://www.galileecentre.com/ spring-luncheontuesdaymarch-19th/ COST: $19 Join us for a lovely Spring Luncheon in Galilee Centre's historic dining room.Seating: 11:3012:00chicken vegetable soup, stuffed pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, lemon meringue pie. Euchre WHEN: 1:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m WHERE: Arnprior Legion, 49 Daniel St N, Arnprior CONTACT: 613-623-3635 COST: $4/person Euchre every Tuesday at the

Arnprior Legion. Cost: $4/person. For more information: 613-6233635.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Friendship Days Luncheon WHEN: 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m WHERE: Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Drive West, Arnprior, Arnprior CONTACT: Margaret Bourk, 1 (613) 623 7981, margaretbourk@cssagency.ca COST: $9.00 each A social afternoon, welcoming to all ages over 60 for soup and sandwiches and entertainment featuring Karl & Linda Dregischan singing Irish music.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Burnstown United Church Pancake Breakfast WHEN: 8:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m WHERE: Burnstown United Church, 673 Burnstown Road, Arnprior CONTACT: Kurt Johnson, 613-4333389, johnsonhome@rogers.com COST: Adults $10, kids (4-10) $5 and under 4 free Three kinds of pancakes, sausages, peameal bacon, beans and local maple syrup.


ARNPRIOR MEN FACE DRUG, IMPAIRED CHARGES A tip from the public resulted in an Arnprior man being nabbed for drug possession March 8. The Arnprior OPP report that acting on information a man was in possession of a controlled substance, officers with the local detachment, supported by members of the Community Street Crime Unit, located the vehicle he was travelling in and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation Timothy Bourque, 35, was charged with possession of a schedule one substance. Schedule one drugs are

defined as those with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. The accused was released on a promise to appear in Renfrew court April 17. A Renfrew man is facing the same charge after also being arrested on March 8. OPP report officers responded to an unwanted person call in Renfrew. As a result of the investigation, David Page, 46, has been charged with possession of a schedule one substance. The accused was issued an appearance notice

for Renfrew court April 3.

IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE On March 5, local OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 417 east of White Lake Road. As a result of the investigation Kyle Lortie, 28, of Arnprior was charged with impaired driving and driving with over 80 mg. He was held for a bail hearing on March 6 in Pembroke court. On March 9, an OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 60 in Admaston/Bromley. As a

result of the traffic stop Corey Leight, 24, of Renfrew was issued a summons for racing a motor vehicle at excessive speed. The accused will appear in Renfrew court on May 10.

DOMESTIC DISPUTES The four drug and impaired cases were among 216 calls for service investigated by the Renfrew and Arnprior OPP March 4-10. They included eight domestic disputes, the most serious of which resulted in a man charged with two counts of assault, uttering

threats, mischief, being unlawfully in a dwelling, and overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle. In another case, a man was charged with assault and in a third a woman faces assault charges. OPP stress that if you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship, help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24-7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24-7 for information and support at 1-800663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to

people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613649-2852 or toll free at 1-877568-5730. In emergencies call 9-1-1.

CRIME STOPPERS Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes someone may have information that could assist police in solving the crimes above and others. If you have information that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 or toll free at 1800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Please visit the website at www.valleytips.ca.

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'EXTRA-ORDINARY': POP UP ART RENFREW COUNTY VENUES TO INCLUDE LIBRARY, INFO CENTRE, CAFÉ ANYA GANSTERER

Tara Gesner/Metroland The Valley Concert Band, pictured, and the Arnprior Community Choir entertained a crowd at the Nick Smith Centre on March 10 with a spirited performance.

VALLEY CONCERT BAND AND ARNPRIOR COMMUNITY CHOIR PERFORM AT NICK SMITH CENTRE TARA GESNER tgesner@metroland.com Music! Music! Music! The Valley Concert Band and Arnprior Community Choir entertained a large crowd at the Nick Smith Centre (arena) in Arnprior on March 10 with a spirited performance. The annual event featured the combined talents of over 100 musicians. As always, admission was a freewill donation.

Under the baton of Keith Estabrooks, the Arnprior-based Valley Concert Band has been performing music in the area for over three decades. Its repertoire has grown to include classical band overtures and suites, marches, show tunes, movie and TV themes, ballads, polkas, waltzes, Dixieland, pop and so much more. On Sunday, the group performed a variety of tunes, including a selection of ABBA songs from the Mamma

Mia soundtrack. The Arnprior Community Choir is celebrating its 28th season in 2019. The size of the group varies between 65 and 85 members, both men and women, with ages ranging from 14 to 83. Members come from 11 different towns and hamlets, including as far away as Ottawa and Eganville. Lisa Webber is the director of the Arnprior Community Choir.

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Travelling to six locations including Renfrew, Arnprior and Eganville, the Pop Up Art gallery will entertain and intrigue Renfrew County residents from May 2 to Sept. 1. The six venues, which include private businesses and public facilities, were selected based on specific criteria that included geographical location, high foot traffic, space allowance and accessibility. Preference was given to locations where people tend to linger or wait and which serve a broad cross-section of the community. Organizers also considered the element of surprise - many locations are not your typical art gallery location. The selected six locations are the Fifth Chute Coffee Café in Eganville, May 2 to 19 (also the official launch event); Dundonald Hall Fitness Sports and Aquatic Centre, CFB, Petawawa, May 23 to June 9; Arnprior Public Library, June 13 to 30; Deep River and District Hospital, July 4 to 21; Madawaska Coffee in Barry's Bay, July 25 to Aug. 11; and the Renfrew Visitor Information Centre, Aug. 15 to Sept. 1. "The books-only, quiet libraries of yesteryear have become dynamic community hubs and to that end, we're thrilled to be partnering with Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio to bring Pop Up Art to Arnprior," said Arnprior chief librarian Karen DeLuca. "Hundreds of people walk through our doors every day. We're excited to add an interactive art exhibit to a library experience." Pop Up Art features an exhibit titled Extra-Ordinary, which explores how ordinary objects can take on a larger meaning in our lives. The exhibit includes 11 artists - each has chosen an object as a source of inspiration for their developing art pieces. Objects include a tree, pot, piece of driftwood, pie, saw blade, green glass bottle, birchbark purse, pitcher, plow tip,

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts photo The Pop Up Artists Group includes, in back from left, Anya Gansterer, Mike Desrochers, Sylvia Tennisco, Pat Thurston, Eva Kaczkowski, Paula LaPierre and Derrick Nearing; and in front Eva Gallagher, Cameron Montgomery, Kathryn Bossy and Brigit Haworth. Missing from the photo is Tanya Lyons. the piano at Festival Hall and a honeybee comb. The objects are representative of a story surrounding the artists' experiences living in Renfrew County. Some of the stories include how a veteran uses art to heal and live with post-traumatic stress disorder; moving to an old farm in the Valley and discovering remnants from the past; connecting to music in the Valley; looking at the forestry industry today and a hundred years ago; and how moose meat pie ties a community together. Eight different types of media are represented in the art pieces, including found objects, film, ceramic, painting, mosaic, blacksmithing, glass and textiles. The official launch for Pop Up Art is taking place at the Fifth Chute Café in Eganville on Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome for this grand opening celebration. Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to construct and deploy the Pop Up Art mobile art gallery. To learn more, visit www.ov-caos.org or email anya@ov-caos.org. Anya Gansterer is co-artistic director of the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio.


JIM'S RESTAURANT NAVIGATING CH-CH-CHANGES DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@metroland.com In the immortal words (OK, word) of David Bowie: "Ch-chch-ch-changes." We see plenty of change these days, much of it is welcome, but not all. Changes to the debit machine at Jim's Restaurant means patrons can tip with their card. That's good. No change to their world famous gravy. That, too, is good. But new owners Kimberly Telford and Greg Palubiskie know they need more banquets to justify the huge back room, so navigating the treacherous waters of change is at the forefront these days. I stopped in with a friend on a recent Friday at noon to order a classic and see what's new at Jim's. We squeezed into a booth near the windows just as the place began to fill. It would clear then fill again with a late lunch crowd. (A double filling at noon

"It's hard to stay grumpy when two slabs of liver in a puddle of gravy are placed before you."

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is every restaurant owner's dream.) Our waitress wasn't fazed in the least; she had plenty of help. Co-owner Telford worked her way around to nearly every customer in relaxed and friendly manner. Butterscotch pie? That's new. And look at all these teas. But enough with change: "I'll have the liver and onions." My friend orders the souvlaki. Very adventurous. Jim's is old school in that three-course meals are stan-

Derek Dunn/Metroland The new owners at Jim's Restaurant have made a few changes, but many of the old favourites such as liver and onions remain. dard. I start with a tomato juice, in keeping with the old-man image cultivated for the day. My friend has a decent sized bowl of piping hot pea soup with crackers. "You want to try some? It's good." Meh. It's hard to stay grumpy when two slabs of liver in a puddle of

gravy are placed before you. I make a venetian liver at home that involves lemon and a fistful of parsley. I've never ordered it before. This one was cut thick. The outside crunch contrasted with the soft - not overdone - inside. With fries and vegetables (that retained their flavour) it was a very good meal. Jim's does diner food the right way: healthy portions at a price point that you'd expect to rise, yet somehow does not. My friend gave his Greek dish a four out of five. Juicy, tasty chicken, but the mashed potatoes and rice were on the bland side. He's so continental. Neither of us expected dessert. I can't remember the last time I ate rice pudding. He had the Jell-O, which I haven't seen since the 1980s commercials. "How's the Jell-O? Medium rare?" As I dipped into the rice pudding, past the whipped cream, I tried to figure out when this dessert became foreign to me. Then the old David Bowie song came back into my head: "Time may change me/ But I can't trace time." Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, indeed. Jim's Restaurant can be reached at 613-623-5089.

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LEGAL NOTICE THIS IS TO NOTIFY Kirk May THAT IF THE OUTSTANDING ACCOUNT WITH ARNPRIOR MINI STORAGE LTD. IS NOT PAID IN FULL BY CASH OR CERTIFIED CHEQUE BY MARCH 24, 2019 THE CONTENTS IN STORAGE WILL BE DISPOSED OF. Arnprior Mini Storage Ltd. 150 Staye Court Dr., Arnprior, ON Phone 613-623-4216

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LEGAL NOTICE THIS IS TO NOTIFY Joan Williams THAT IF THE OUTSTANDING ACCOUNT WITH ARNPRIOR MINI STORAGE LTD. IS NOT PAID IN FULL BY CASH OR CERTIFIED CHEQUE BY MARCH 24, 2019 THE CONTENTS IN STORAGE WILL BE DISPOSED OF. Arnprior Mini Storage Ltd. 150 Staye Court Dr., Arnprior, ON Phone 613-623-4216

WANDER, EXPERIENCE, INDULGE AT PAKENHAM MAPLE RUN TOUR APRIL 6-7 Visitors to the 2019 Pakenham Maple Run Tour on the weekend of April 6 and 7 will discover the largest showcase ever of participants and locations to wander, experience and indulge. Wander up to Pakenham, just a short drive from Ottawa via Highway 417 or from Carleton Place on Highway 29. Experience inspiring art, craft, food, drink and heritage locations. Meet the artists who have created their work and find out what feeds their passion; indulge your tastebuds in locally-produced food and beverages. The Maple Run Tour website at www.mapleruntour.com gives detailed descriptions of all 33 participants, 10 tour venues, food stops, demonstrations, special events - and a map with locations taking you through Pakenham and surrounding area. Brochures with tour information can be picked up at the Pakenham General Store (right in the heart of the village), or drop by at any tour stop displaying the green maple leaf logo. There are returning favourites and several new artists to this year's tour who present a wide variety of artistic expressions. Brighten up your home both inside and out with award winning pottery, pewter ware, textile and paper artistry, artistic blacksmithing, fine woodwork, unique birdhouses, photography and miniature quilts. Treat your body and

Facebook photo soul with luscious soaps, natural skin care and coconut wax candles. Tempt your tastebuds with flavoured honey, jams, fudges, sauces and sweet breads, solar-roasted coffee, craft beers, hard apple ciders and a pink food truck serving up a gourmet lunch menu. Add to your spring wardrobe with custom clothing, felting, weaving and unique jewelry designs. Read along with an award-winning children's book author, and also visit the fiery spectacle of the daily glass-blowing demonstrations and other glass art forms. All this adds to the excitement of the 2019 Maple Run Tour. Leave time in your day for Lanark County's maple

syrup celebration, Maple Weekend (www.mapleweekend.ca), and plan a visit to Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush (www.fultons.ca); try out the local restaurants and bakeries, many who have maple-inspired food items for this annual spring celebration. Take some time to take advantage of the rare opportunity for a visit to St. Peter's Celestine Church, for a guided tour of its heritage architecture and ecclesiastical art on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (donations appreciated). Take photos of the only surviving five-arched stone bridge in North America and the thunderous Mississippi River spring run-off. Check out

Submitted/Maple Run Tour (Left) Glass artist Chris Van Zanten is one of 33 participants in this year's Pakenham Maple Run Tour, set for April 6 and 7. There will be 10 tour venues, food stops and demonstrations featured. (Above) Laurel Cook's animal portraits will also be featured during the weekend-long studio tour. the Pakenham General Store in its impressive preConfederation stone building, which has been the longest continuously running general store in North America since the 1840s. All the details about the Maple Tour weekend can be found at www.mapleruntour.com, and follow us on www.facebook.com/MapleRunTour for updates and more. And after a very busy day, relax while you enjoy the play production of The Phantom of the Hubera, a fundraiser for the Hub's building fund - it's sure to be a great show! Submitted by Nadine Sculland, Pakenham Maple Run Tour

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ST. JOSEPH'S VARSITY TEAM WINS EASTERN ONTARIO TWO STRAIGHT TIMES DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@metroland.com The varsity boys' hockey team at St. Joseph's came from behind three games in a row to win their second straight Eastern Ontario championship. The thrilling come-from-behind final game, which gives them a berth in the provincial championship later this month, was an overtime 4-3 win after giving up three goals to L'Escale. Nat Leduc was the hero with is second of the game; Jake Pianosi scored the other two during the tournament at Nick Smith Centre on March 5.

Coach and school teacher Stacey McGregor was impressed at the level of character shown by the boys, who live in Renfrew, Arnprior and surrounding areas. "They were down three goals and could have given up," he said. "That is the sign of a real good team. And they didn't lose a game all year, so that's pretty impressive." This is the second year in a row St. Joe's has won the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association championship. McGregor - whose son Nolan is team captain and plays a major role on the team - contrasts last year's

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team with the current group: many talented older players were lost, but many younger ones have filled in. "For us, we are a skating and passing team, and add in that never quit attitude and you've got something pretty special." The semi-final game against Charlan was not much different. St. Joe's fell behind by two. Their speed proved too much to handle and eventually pulled ahead for the 4-2 win. That game saw the stands packed with elementary students from Arnprior Catholic school cheering on their team. The first game against Thousand Islands Secondary School saw them down by two before pressing on to win 6-3. The provincial championship is the week of March 17 in Kincardine, near Owen Sound.

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SMITHS FALLS INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER STARTS 10-STOP ENGAGEMENT TO BRING MESSAGES OF HOPE LAURIE WEIR ljweir@metroland.com Eleanor Glenn hopes to bring some hope to people across the Ottawa Valley. She started a speaking tour Jan. 29 at the Perth Best Western about her best selling book, How Love Continues, Recognizing the Afterlife, released last fall. "It's a story that I plan on telling in my inspirational talk," the Smiths Falls native told Metroland Media recently. Glenn said she received a message - from her spirit guides or the Source, or the Holy Spirit, whichever way you tend to lean in your beliefs - to "go fix it," she said. The message happened only a week or two before Christmas during a small non-denominational service she attended, particularly to those who lost someone to death in the past year. People spoke the names of lost loved ones, but there was no dialogue

Eleanor Glenn/Facebook Eleanor Glenn is a best selling author who is taking her Message of Hope on tour. There are nine other stops on the tour throughout the Ottawa Valley right through to the end of May. happening, she said. She said she was upset that no messages of hope came through. "I came away from that service that evening, feeling that those who had attended that night were not given any hope. It took me

a few days to figure that out but that's the conclusion I came to." Glenn said she felt she was given this message: "Well then go fix it. The word that locked in my vision was 'go' and I took that literally."

From there she visualized a circle around a map of Smiths Falls and came up with 10 places to host special talks. She said she hopes to bring messages of hope, comfort and optimism to those in attendance. "Given the intimacy or compassion needed for this talk, I need to be as close to my audience as possible," she said. "There is no technology, no power point, no charts or graphs. It's simply me talking. "When our loved ones die, the only thing that we lose of them is the visual presence of that person. But the message is that if you pay close attention in your own life, you will see that everything that made that person truly them their consciousness, their personality, their soul, their spirit, is still with you. And this book goes into that in great detail." Plans have been falling into place since she decided that she needed to do speaking engagements.

She will talk for the first hour, but that last halfhour, they'll have an opportunity to speak with Glenn as well. "Just to start conversation about transition and the passing from this life into the next - within their own families and friendship groups. We need to start thinking and talking about the experience of transition differently. We are not dead, gone, lost we're here. We're just here differently." She will be wearing a large broach on her back either a butterfly or dragonfly. "People will wonder why that broach is on my back. But just because I can't see it ... doesn't mean it's not there. That's the message. And we need to be able to talk about." Glenn will teach those in attendance how to community, how to recognize signs that your loved ones are always present. Her Message of Hope Tour will kick off in Perth

at the Best Western Perth on Jan. 29. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $20, payable at the door. Her book will also be available to those in attendance at the end of the evening with 25 per cent off the original price of $25. In September and October, Glenn will be hosting women's retreats for those who would learn more about messages from loved ones. The remaining stops on her 10-stop inspirational speaking tour will include: • March 27: Kemptville's North Grenville Municipal Centre, Suite B, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • April 8: Almonte Old Town Hall, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • April 30: Arnprior Masonic hall, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • May 13: Brockville Convention Centre, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • May 26: Carleton Place Grand hotel, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (the only afternoon event) • May 28: Smiths Falls Community Centre (upstairs), 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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(Korean War Veteran) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019; John Winston Watkinson of Arnprior passed away at the age of 78 years. Husband of the late Alice Watkinson. John is survived by 3 children: John, Ken and Darlene. John’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Private interment will take place at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. Condolences/Memories www.pilonfamily.ca

The family of the late Elwin Gahan would like to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, donations and those who phoned. Also to Pastor Earl and Cheryl Wall for conducting the funeral service. Thank you to Boyce’s Funeral Home for their compassion and their care. Sincerely the Family of Elwin Gahan

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On February 10th, 2019, Jack Robert Christian Speek joined the circle of life. He is already loved by many; his parents, Samantha Christian and Matthew Speek, big sister Mallory, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunties, uncles and many cousins. Welcome home little Jack.

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We recently had reason to visit the emergency department of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. We had immediate service with excellent care. All the staff were very efficient an helpful. Special thanks to Dr. Strader and Dr. Wong. We are very fortunate to have such a great hospital in our community. Sincerely, Roy and Jean Ellis

We thank the two neighbours that continually banged on our door to alert us to the danger we were in. We thank the Arnprior Fire Department for their work in keeping us and our neighbours safe and for removing treasured items from our home. We thank our neighbours for their clothing items to wear, offering storage and the comfort of shelter. Also for providing the Fire Department with hot coffee.

Last but not least my mom for giving us a place to stay until our new home is built. Bless each and everyone of you for your kindness Hilo and Faith Colovic

Veteran WW II 100 years old (Well not really, 97.5 to be exact, but he’d appreciate being rounded up) It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather on March 4th, 2019, peacefully & surrounded by love. Affectionately known by many as Grandpa. Predeceased by his sweetheart and love-of-his-life, Madeline (nee Murray). They are doing the box-step together now in the clouds, covering the floor and never passing the same spot twice. Also predeceased by his brother William & sister Isabel Drynan. Loving father of Glenn (Janet), Greg (Judy) & Lisa (Dan). Cherished Grandpa to Kristi (Mark) and Ami (Brandon). Keith was a family man who cherished his time with his children and grandchildren. He was a fixture on his front porch, waving and always ready for a visitor. Often described as a gentleman, he loved to chat and tease. He was well known and loved in Almonte and the Ottawa Valley. Keith grew up in the village of Clayton and it always remained close to his heart. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, stationed at the base in Jamaica. Most of his life he made a living driving trucks: lumber, bread and ice cream. In his retirement years his dream of opening up Grandpa’s Chips became a reality. He had his secret method for making fries and was told he made the best around. Never a man to be still, he also dabbled in woodworking and that too became a side business. Perhaps all this work was key to his longevity. He will be missed by many. Special thanks to the staff of Orchard View for their loving care. Private family service will be held in the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ont. (613)256-3313 For those who may choose to honour Keith with a memorial donation please consider the charity of your choice. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com

With her family by her side, Joan passed after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday March 3, 2019, Joan Bruce, age 83 years. Loving and devoted wife of Thomas for 64 years. Dear mother of Don (Jenny), Michael (Carol Ann), Renfrew, Larry (Heather), Eganville, Harry (Carla), Renfrew, Ann (John) Gwyn, Land O Lakes, Wisconsin, Brian, Renfrew, Joyce (Kevin) Moore, Cobden. Beloved grandmother of 16 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marie (Lloyd), McNulty, Kincardine, Catherine Brown, Dacre, Clarence Bruce, Toronto. Predeceased by grandson Kristopher Gwyn and brother Donald (Agnes), Pembroke and sister in law Diane. Fondly remembered by the extended Walters families; Marie Kennery (late William) , Ken and Lavina Walters, Helen Madigan (late Harrison), Jerry Walters, Roy Heins (late Jane), Rolland and Liz Manning, Christine Walters (late Douglas), Terry Ruddy (late Gertrude). Mom will be remembered as a devout Catholic who had a strong belief in the power of prayer. She was a skilled card player who enjoyed teaching her grandchildren the game of Euchre. Mom was also a long time Blue Jays fan who enjoyed Saturday afternoon ball games - particularly in Dacre where she and Tom spent their summer weekends. Mom also enjoyed the occasional game of Bingo. Visitations at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S., Renfrew, Wednesday March 6th: 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Thursday March 7th at 10:30 a.m. followed by cremation. In memory of Joan, donations to Hospice Renfrew or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations: www.gouletfuneralhome.com

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BARR, Alvin

Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven while surrounded by loved ones on Saturday morning, March 9th, 2019; Alvin William Barr, a lifelong resident of Pakenham passed away at the age of 89 years. Alvin was predeceased by his longtime partner and best friend, Barbara Ledgerwood. Dearly loved father of Stewart (Jane), Shirley Barr, Bonnie Barr, Bruce (Susan), Neil (Jeanne), Kevin (Natalie), Debbie Hartwick (Travis) and Kristy Reitsma (Chad). Cherished and proud grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 14. Dear brother of Garnie (Gayle Gilmour). Son of the late William and Annie (nee Scott) Barr. Predeceased by 3 brothers: Elswood, Beattie and Lyall. Dear brother-in-law of Marion Barr. Alvin was a longtime employee of Smiths Construction in Arnprior. Friends were always welcome to come out to his garage for a visit. His storytelling and sense of humour will be missed. A private family graveside service will take place later in the Spring at the Albert Street Cemetery in Arnprior followed by a gathering at the homestead. Date to be announced. In Alvin’s memory, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Humane Society or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior. Alvin’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Memories/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

May 15th, 1965-March 2nd, 2019 (Proprietor-Arnprior Decorators) We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Michael Bertrand of White Lake, Ontario after a massive heart attack, Saturday morning, March 2nd, 2019. He was 53. Beloved spouse and best friend of Dawn Harvey. Michael was predeceased by his father Maurice “Moe” Bertrand (July 13, 2018) and survived by his mother Mary “Mitzi” Bertrand (nee Fulford) of Arnprior. He leaves behind his sisters, Lori Currie (Neil) and Jill Bisson (Pascal). Loved dearly by his nieces Alison Currie (James) and Rebecca Bisson and nephew Alex Currie (Chanelle). Dear sonin-law of Cleo Harvey (Terry Sing) of Ottawa and brother-in-law of Cheryl Dawson (David) and David Harvey, both of P.E.I. Michael was the proprietor of Arnprior Decorators, proudly taking over the family business and following in his father’s footsteps. A talented guitar player he will be missed by his band mates and jam buddies. He enjoyed trips to the hunt camp and spent many years cruising the Ottawa river. He was a friend to all and virtually had friends from all walks of life. His uplifting personality and easy-going manner will be remembered by all who knew him. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Thursday morning, March 7th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed at the Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. A Reception followed at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, 285 Albert Street, Arnprior. A donation in memory of Michael can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Grove Redevelopment Fund or to a charity of your choice. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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HERRICK, Desmond “Des”

With great sadness, the family announce that Desmond Joseph “Des” Herrick passed away at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Doreen Anderson-Herrick; his children: Joanne McLaren (Mackie), Mary-Catherine Eva (Doug), Jeffrey Herrick (Sonia Gorassini), Donna Symington (Rod), Anita Schnurr (Don); his stepson, David Anderson (Shelley); stepdaughter: Julie Villamere (Raymond “Butch”) and step-daughter-in-law Mona Anderson (late Andy); his siblings Tish Stanton (Allan), Vincent, Estelle Grenier (Ron), Phyllis Flegal (Doug), Mike (Lucy) and Kathy Ste Marie (Gerry); sisters-in-law Vi Kurkoski (Gerald) and Celina Petroski (Barry). Des will also be lovingly remembered by his 13 grandchildren: Sarah McLaren (Andy Caldwell), Julia Herrick, Richard Morin (Stephanie Gauthier), Brian McLaren, Kate Reid (Casey Koons), Margaret Reid (Matthew Lewis), Leah Symington, Danielle Ashley, Deanna Symington, Brent Villamere, Andrea Villamere, Christopher Anderson, Ryan Anderson (Tianna) and his 3 greatgrandchildren Sebastian Herrick, Desmond Gauthier-Morin and Margaret (Maggie) Herrick. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife of 27 years Doris (nee Chabot); his parents: Katie and Jim Herrick; brothers: Leonard “Len”, Patrick “Pat”, Dominic “Dom”, sister Lois Ryan (late Bill); step-sons Robert “Chic” Anderson and Andy “Gump” Anderson; sister-in-law Mildred Clark (late Wib); brother-in-law Dalton Chabot (late Judy) and brother-in-law Rev. Howard Chabot. Des was born and raised on the family farm in Arnprior. His work ethic and dedication to family were an attestation to his upbringing and the moral values instilled into all members of this big family. He was a loyal employee of Pfizer for 37 years. Des resided in both Arnprior and Renfrew. His retirement was spent traveling with family and friends; honing his skills on his Gibson guitar, golf, fishing, hockey, curling, bowling and carpentry. Special Thanks to the third floor team at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the staff and volunteers at Groves Park Lodge. The family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, March 8th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, March 9th from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery. A luncheon followed at the Nick Smith Centre. In memoriam donations to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/Memories/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Passed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Alex Wainman. Mother of David (Catherine) and the late Brian. Grandmother of Nathan (Delia Fraser) and Ryan (Shelby Buchanan). A reception was held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, Renfrew. At Helen’s request, a private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca

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Mary Evelyn Bidgood

Peacefully in her sleep with family by her side at the Grove in Arnprior, Sunday March 3, 2019. Mary Evelyn Bidgood (nee Bennett) of Arnprior at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John Robert Bidgood. Loving mother of Christine (Hugh), Robert Andrew (Amanda), Bruce (Sylvia). Cherished Nanny of Sarah (Chris), Emma, Zach (Megan), Brittany (Ryan), Sherri, Andrea, Robyn, Emily, Jessica, Katie, Alyssa and Erin. Great Nanny to Hadley, Scarlett and Hailey. Mary is survived by her loving sister Norma, sister-in-law Shirley as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Byron and Mabel Bennett, brothers Harold (Enid), Doug and brother-in-law Ray. Visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home, 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior Saturday March 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetic Association, Alzheimer Society or the Grove Redevelopment Fund would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

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Thacker, Colin Lindsay (Retired from Health Canada)

Passed away peacefully in hospital (Ottawa, ON.) on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Colin Formerly of Almonte, ON., at the age of 93. Beloved husband to the late Doreen. Survived by his daughter Lynne and son Andrew (Ann Gilchrist-Thacker). Predeceased by his brothers Douglas (Mary-Alice) and John. Missed by his sister-in-law Frances Williams of England and also numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in memory of Colin to the Ottawa Humane Society. A Chapel Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2pm. Reception to follow. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL Inc. (127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313) Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

Brian Cleary

A dearly loved and cherished husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather who passed away March 16th, 1999 Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories, the world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, that you were here today.

Sophie Cooley March 12,2018

I was blessed to have walked thru life with you as my friend. We leaned on each other in the bad times and laughed with each other in the good times. Miss you everyday. Shirley Trakalo

Jean passed away at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place, on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the age of 98. She is survived by her sister Marion Cavanagh, nephew Stewart Cavanagh, nieces Barbara Cavanagh and Norah Yuill (Brian) and grand nephew Michael Yuill and will be sadly missed by all. Jean is predeceased by her parents John and Margaret McGill (nee Arthur) and by her brother-in-law Murray Cavanagh. After finishing Almonte High School, Jean worked for the Federal Government in Ottawa before moving to Toronto in the 1950’s where she held jobs as an editorial assistant, copywriter and researcher. The last 12 years of her working life were spent doing research for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Jean enjoyed writing and researching and authored a number of books including one on the early history of Lanark County and one on the life and work of sculptor Robert Tait McKenzie. Jean also wrote and published two children’s books. During her spare time Jean enjoyed sketching and painting watercolour landscapes. The family would like to thank Dr. Drake and the staff at Stoneridge Manor for their care of Jean over the past 10 years. In keeping with Jean’s wishes there was no visitation or funeral service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel, 27 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. Private Interment at the Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Jean, please consider the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com

Winnifred Reed Dec 26th, 1923 Mar 15th, 2018

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Roseburg Forest Products is a closely held forest products company building value with timberland, safe and efficient manufacturing, and passionate, capable people. Roseburg Forest Products markets quality products and provide superior customer service at a profit to sustain growth. Roseburg Forest Products is vertically integrated with timberlands and facilities across North America. We currently have opportunities for the right individuals to join our dynamic and talented team of employees as:

Industrial Millwright ($1000 SIGNING BONUS!)

File No: MDF-18032 Location: Roseburg Pembroke MDF - 777 Fibreboard Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W4 CLOSING DATE: Until positions filled Summary: The successful Millwright candidate will be responsible for installing or dismantling machinery and equipment according to company plans, blueprints, and other diagrams. This will be accomplished through the safe and effective use of hoists, lift trucks, hand tools, and power tools. The candidate will also troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic problems with associated equipment and repair malfunctioning equipment, such as motors, pumps, valves, controls, and other machines. The successful candidate will: • Model Company core values • Follow Health & Safety policies and programs • Interpret blueprints and schematics to determine work procedures. • Repair any problems associated with new or existing equipment. • Fabricate new machine parts if original parts are missing or damaged. • Identify and correct any problems found in machines, equipment, or processes in order to facilitate production. • Leads apprentices and directs them to ensure successful task completion. • Perform preventative maintenance on machines and equipment • Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation. Qualifications Education: • Post-secondary education • Must be a licensed Industrial Millwright in the province of Ontario (Interprovincial Red Seal) Experience: • Must have 2-4 years direct work-related experience in a manufacturing industry. Experience working in the MDF Manufacturing or Pulp & Paper Industry would be considered an asset. Skills: • High degree of mechanical aptitudes with demonstrated mechanical skills and working knowledge • Proven ability to detect, isolate, and identify irregularities and malfunctions in machinery and equipment. • Able to fabricate new parts to replace defective parts during machine setup, maintenance, or overhaul. • Experience in supervising and mentoring apprentices • Familiarity with predictive maintenance / condition monitoring tools • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Self-starter, with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis in a 24/7 manufacturing facility In addition to competitive wages we offer a comprehensive benefit package (including major medical, dental, vision care, short term and long-term disability and life insurance), company matched RRSP contribution plans and gain-sharing program. For additional information regarding this position, please visit our website at www.roseburg.com/Careers/ Employment is conditional upon successfully completion of Roseburg - Pembroke MDF’s preemployment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, reference checks and drug & alcohol testing. To apply for this position, please apply online through www.roseburg.com/Careers/ or forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to careers-pembroke@rfpco.com quoting the position title and file number. Roseburg Forest Products Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for an individual interested in a PRINT Sales Representative position. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in print platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities in the print industry • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • Minimum 3 years direct sales and marketing experience • Team player, able to contribute to the overall success of the company • Strong business acumen to understand customer goals, challenges and operations • Proven consultative selling skills • Self-starter and can adapt quickly to changing environments and market trends • Ability to pursue issues to resolution, in a timely and courteous manner • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by April 3, 2019: Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career External Candidates: apply to https://careersen-metroland.icims.com Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

INDUSTRIAL MILLWRIGHT Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking an Industrial Millwright for its Renfrew Operations. The position involves a broad range of routine and non-routine maintenance responsibilities for light to heavy manufacturing equipment. 8 or 12 hour Shift work is required for this position. The successful candidate will require an Industrial Millwright license with related experience. The individual should have a good working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics. Instrumentation experience would be an asset. Will consider third or fourth year apprentice or the successful completion (pass) of the Mechanical Technician-Millwright 2 year program with preference being given to those with work related experience. As a Millwright Mechanic you will be a member of the bargaining unit with an attractive wage and benefit package. The position offers job security, good working conditions, and challenging job responsibilities Please submit your resume to: renfrewhr@scapa.com We thank all applicants but only those selected for an inter-

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Barclay Dick & Son Farm Supply Ltd is a family run business that has been servicing and supporting our agriculture community for nearly 30 years. Currently we are looking to expand our existing team and add another full-time member to our staff. If you are an enthusiastic, self-starting person with a good work attitude and a desire to have a say in how agriculture is shaped in our community please send your CV and Resume to ryan@totalcropcare.com with the subject line noting the position you are applying for.

Seasonal Drivers (April – July)

D-Z drivers required for day shifts on local delivery routes with flat deck single axle and double axel trucks. Must be physically able to load, unload and secure all loads and use a pallet jack when necessary. Must have a valid D-Z or A-Z license and be in good standing for insurance. A clean driver’s abstract will be required if contacted for an interview. Knowledge of Renfrew, Pontiac and Lanark County an asset. Attention to detail, reading, writing and basic mathematic skills are a necessity.

Seasonal Loader (April – July)

Experience front end and articulating loader operators needed for shift work at our blend facility in Douglas. Morning & evening shifts available. Must be attentive to detail and have decent mathematical and good customer service skills. Proven safe operating history is required. Must be a self-starting individual with a strong focus on accuracy and safety and willingness to comply to company operating and safety standards. Position requires minor lifting of 50 lb components, must be physically able and willing to lift as required.

Warehouse Technician, Administrative Support (Full Time)

We are looking to add a warehouse technician to our full-time staff. This position focuses on the multiple warehouse buildings we operate, with office administration support as a secondary goal. The ideal candidate for this position will have a high level of attention to detail with strong organizational and computer skills. Full training for all key tasks provided. Key Tasks include: • Schedule and organize incoming and outgoing loads • Receive and ship products, verifying for accuracy and quality • Use LPG forklifts and pallet jacks to organize products across multiple warehouses • Use tractors and PTO augers to seasonally receive fertilizer products • Work with administration and management to ensure proper stock levels are maintained. • Assist office staff with daily duties – answering phones, customer service, booking appoints, completing computerized invoices and taking customer payment. • Complete computerized inventory reports and physical inventory checks and adjustments. • Deliver small product loads as required. Other duties to be assigned as seasonality changes. • High attention to detail is a requirement for this position. Good memory an asset. Salaries and remuneration dependent on previous experience and skill levels. We would like to thank everyone that applies, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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DISCOVER ABILITY AT UPCOMING ARNPRIOR WORKSHOP JONATHAN MULVIHILL jmulvihill@metroland.com An upcoming workshop in Arnprior will help businesses and organizations improve accessibility and learn more about employing individuals with disabilities. The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce (GACC) will be hosting the

Discover Ability Workshop at the Arnprior legion on March 21. Discover Ability is a collaboration between the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the government of Ontario, created to help businesses and not-for-profit organizations across the province understand their responsibilities under the Accessi-

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bility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The OCC will host 20 Discover Ability workshops across the province, one of which will be in Arnprior. Julie Campbell of the GACC explains what makes Arnprior an ideal place to host this workshop. "There are a variety of businesses here in town,

both small and large, that could benefit from learning about these practices," Campbell said. "I think it's important for all people in Arnprior, not just business owners, to attend this workshop." "The main misconception made for disability is that it only involves people in wheelchairs, when it can encompass anyone who is

hard of hearing, visually impaired, mentally impaired, anyone like that. These types of people have difficulty finding a job, so this event can open the doors for businesses to bring these people on," Campbell continued. The workshop will focus on how employers can develop an accessibility plan that complies with the AO-

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President Renfrew Hydro Inc. (RHI) is a wholly owned local distribution company of the Town of Renfrew. The company serves approximately 4,250 customers by delivering a dependable supply of electricity and providing the highest level of service to its customer base. As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned and dynamic leader, known for your communication skills, financial and operational excellence. You bring creativity in your approach to navigating change, and have the ability to engage others, building enthusiasm and buy-in among multiple community stakeholders. You recognize the value and benefit of partnerships and collaboration, and have demonstrated the ability to build capacity and accountability while maintaining a customer-centred focus. Experience in the Ontario energy distribution sector is a definite asset. You are passionate about developing and sustaining a high-performance culture where multiple perspectives are welcomed, risk is mitigated, innovation is encouraged and all employees are committed to excellence in service delivery. Renfrew Hydro Inc. offers a progressive working environment, competitive compensation and benefit package. Applications and inquiries will be received up to April 15, 2019 by email to rhipresrec@outlook.com. A detailed profile is available on request.

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File No: PMDF- 18018 Location: 777 Fibreboard Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W4 Closing Date: Until Position Filled Summary: The Industrial Electrician will work as part of a team to install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in Pembroke MDF’s manufacturing environment. This individual will have the ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and specifications in order to provide troubleshooting and repair services. The Industrial Electrician will also routinely perform preventative maintenance on all equipment and components in order to ensure the continued safe, efficient and effective operations of all equipment and fixtures utilized by the organization. Education/Qualifications: Education: • Post-secondary education • Industrial Electrician Certificate (442) of Qualification (Interprovincial Red Seal) Experience: • Minimum 5 years’ Industrial Electrician experience required with preference given to those with a background in a manufacturing environment Skills: • Allen Bradley PLC experience would be considered an asset • Ability to work independently in a busy environment • Experience with routine maintenance operations • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Able to work well under pressure • Strong attention to detail • Able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications • Knowledge of safe operating procedures • Self-starter, with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills • Computer literate • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis in a 24/7 manufacturing facility In addition to competitive wages we offer a comprehensive benefit package (including major medical, dental, vision care, short term and long-term disability and life insurance), company matched RRSP contribution plans and gain-sharing program. For additional information regarding this position, please visit our website at www.roseburg.com/careers To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to careers-pembroke@rfpco.com quoting the position title and file number or visit www.roseburg.com/careers. If you would like a copy of the position’s job description, please request it when applying. Roseburg Forest Product Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

DA, and why hiring individuals with disabilities makes good business sense - it will also reveal the resources available to help employers hire, accommodate and retain employees with disabilities. Registrants from across the Valley are invited to attend. Registration for this event will be open until March 15; the event is free for any Chamber members in the Upper Ottawa Valley, and $10 for all nonmembers.

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ARNPRIOR SKATE CLUB HOST ICE SHOW DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@ metroland.com Disney blockbusters came to life at Nick Smith Centre Friday, Feb. 22. The annual ice show featuring 100 young skaters from Arnprior Figure Skating Club - hosted the animation-themed Magical Memories on Ice. All were welcome, head coach Jolene Wilson said during

the dress rehearsal. "They will skate, in costume, to songs from Lion King, Hercules, all Disney movies," Wilson said. "It'll be a lot of fun." Many are CanSkate participants. They gain various skills, strength, and confidence. On the social side kids develop friendships, empathy, and teamwork. For more, see www.arnpriorskating.ca.

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FLOUR BAGS WERE INDISPENSABLE FOR FAMILY DURING DEPRESSION MOTHER USED THEM FOR BLOUSES, UNDERWEAR AND MORE, MARY COOK RECALLS MARY COOK Column

How often Mother said, "I don't know what we would do without flour bags." When she made that statement, I would look around me, and I would think to myself, 'yes, indeed, where would we be without flour bags'. Certainly, I wasn't the only one at the Northcote School to wear flour bag underwear, but that didn't mean I liked the bloomers any better. I much preferred it when Mother used the bags for many other purposes in our house on the farm. I didn't know that bed sheets came in one piece until the first time I slept overnight at my little friend Joyce Francis' house. Ours had a seam up the middle

and one across from side to side. It took four bags to make one sheet. The long white pinnies came right out of the flour mill in Renfrew. These aprons often still showed the markings "Pride of the Valley" because Mother wasn't too fussy about bleaching out the printing, as she would be if the bags were being used for something like new kitchen curtains. Of course, there would be rows of rickrack braid around the edges and on the tie-backs to brighten them up, and it wasn't unusual for Mother to make new curtains every spring without laying out a penny. There was always a good many pieces of the braid loose in the bottom drawer of the old Singer sewing machine to fuss them up. Stacked in the back-tothe-wall cupboard, there was a pile of tea towels. Once a flour bag was opened up flat and cut in half, the two pieces were the perfect size for a tea towel. On the very bottom of the pile there would be three or four that were only taken out if we had company. They had been bleached within an inch of their lives, hemmed

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all around, and on each end, there would be embroidery work done by my sister Audrey, who I thought was very clever indeed. Her favourite design was a teacup and saucer, which I thought was pretty smart figuring since that was what the tea towel would be drying. It was my poor sister Audrey who was given the task of trying to teach me how to embroider. She started me on French knots which I found impossible! But I was overjoyed when I finally mastered them and could move on to other designs on the flour bag tea towels. When Mother would come home with another pile of flour bags, I knew every last one of them would have a purpose. The ones she preferred only had printing on the front, and so the bleaching was much easier to handle. But these were few and far between. Getting rid of the printing, which was almost always deep blue and bright red, was a chore Mother hated. After many washings, they were soaked in Javel water, and they reeked to high heaven. Then the bags had to be washed again and again to rid them of the smell.

In the summertime when the days were hot and sunny, Mother spread the bags out on the grass, hoping the bright sun would help get rid of the printing. It was Aunt Lizzie, my rich aunt from Regina, who told Mother to use lemon juice. Well, that was all right for Aunt Lizzie who Father said could buy out the bank in Renfrew, but for us, lemons were a luxury used only for pies or tarts, and not to be wasted trying to bleach out flour bags. The best bags often were turned into blouses for Audrey and me, and small halfaprons trimmed with ruffled print. They became small tablecloths and tops for cushions for the old couch in the kitchen. And when Mother said she didn't know what we would do without them, all I had to do was look around our old log house at Northcote, and say to myself, "Yes, indeed. What would we ever do without flour bags." Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to https://www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca. Mary is a longtime writer with several books in print and in electronic copies. 'Mary Cook's Memories' appears as a regular column.

John Carter/Metroland Getting ready to fly the Special Olympics 50th anniversary flag at St. Joseph's High School, from left, are Renfrew Knights of Columbus members M.J. Blimkie and Paul Ouellet, St. Joe's vice-principal Pam Dickerson, principal Brennan Trainor, Renfrew Knight Brian Proulx and Arnprior Knight Wayne Pickering.

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KNIGHTS PROVIDE UNFLAGGING SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS JOHN CARTER john.car ter@metroland.com A Special Olympics 50th anniversary flag flew proudly at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Renfrew for three days recently thanks to the Knights of Columbus. Four Renfrew and Arnprior Knights attended the school to present the flag that was hoisted to the top of the flag pole by viceprincipal Pam Dickerson. Arnprior Knight Wayne Pickering and Renfrew Knights M.J. Blimkie, Paul Ouellet and Brian Proulx took part in the ceremony Feb. 20 along with St. Joe's

principal Brennan Trainor. The flag, which is covered in well-wishes from various supporters, is one of 23 on the cross-country relay that runs from Jan. 7 to March 25. This area's flag was heading to Bancroft and other Eastern Ontario centres after its three days in Renfrew. The flag relay was introduced in Ontario in 2011 with the flags travelling the province to raise awareness about the link between Special Olympics and Knights of Columbus councils and help with fund-raising and volunteer recruitment.

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