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Zoning problem puts business on brink of closure DEREK DUNN


An Arnprior couple is taking desperate measures to save their livelihoods and business from almost certain closure by the municipal government. Mike and Judy Wilson own and work full-time at Antiques Treasures and Treats at 260 Elgin St. West, less than half a kilometre from town hall. The store that refurbishes worn furniture, and offers some food products as well as pre-owned household items, has been a fixture in town for 11 years. It has grown steadily over that time, to the point that it appears less like a home-based business — which it is zoned for — and more like a business that includes a living area upstairs and behind the storefront. And it is that apparent ambiguity that brought on a complaint from the public. However, the main building follows the bylaw; the garage-like building on site does not. “If our neighbours didn’t care, we didn’t think anyone else would.” Judy Wilson The town’s contracted bylaw enforcement officer investigated. With a large building full of products, plus a main home with a cash register in the storefront (former living room), more products, and signs in the driveway

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Mike and Judy Wilson own and work full-time at Antiques Treasures and Treats. They are not in compliance with a municipal bylaw and may have to shut down their business unless town council can intervene. saying ‘parking 1’ and ‘parking 2’, which are higher than home-based didn’t think it was going to be a problem. it was determined that the business taxes. “We were given the notice on Nov. should be zoned commercial. See BUSINESS, page 2 And pay proper commercial taxes, 30,” Judy said. “Unfortunately, we


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Business outgrows town bylaw Continued from page 1

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Job Type: Full-Time Unionized (CUPE Local 4960) Work Location: Water Filtration Plant, Water Pollution Control Centre Reports to: Waterworks Supervisor Hourly Wage: $33.20/hr (as per the Collective Agreement with CUPE) Weekly Schedule: 35 hrs/week (Monday to Friday, stand-by/on-call required). The Town of Arnprior is currently inviting applications from candidates to fill a full-time unionized position of Plant Mechanical Technician, Level 1. Reporting to the Waterworks Supervisor this position will perform a variety of process, technical, and mechanical work for the operation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s water and wastewater treatment systems and related facilities. The Town of Arnprior is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please email Laura Garbuio, Human Resources Officer, at Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 12:00 PM (noon) on 3:00 PM local time on January 18th, 2017. For a complete list of the qualifications and the job description please consult to the Town’s website at

Notice of Council’s intention to sell surplus lands

NOTICE is hereby given that, in accordance with the Town of Arnprior’s Sale and Other Disposition of Land Policy, the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Arnprior intends to dispose of the following surplus properties: 1. Declared as surplus property by By-law 6348-14, the subject lands are a residual parkland parcel of land fronting onto Allan Drive and backing on to a municipally owned ‘ravine’ and legally described as Part Lot 4, Conc. B and Part 1, 49R3196, except Part 3, 49R10495. The parcel is located between 222 Allan Drive and 236 Allan Drive and is known as the Allan Drive Park. The parcel has a total area of approximately 2,462 m2 (26,511 ft²). Comprehensive Zoning By-law 4990-01, as amended, designates the subject lands as Residential One (R1). 2. Declared as surplus property by By-law 4673-98, the subject lands are a residual former CN Rail parcel of land fronting onto MacDonald Street North abutting the former CP Rail lands to the west and 44 MacDonald Street to the east and legally described Part Lot 51, Plan 19, MacDonald Street; Part Lot 53, Plan 19; all as Part 2, 49R12944, excepts Parts 23 & 4, 49R14338, Town of Arnprior. The parcel has a total area of approximately 647 m2 (6,970 ft²). Comprehensive Zoning By-law 4990-01, as amended, designates the subject lands as Mixed Use Commercial Exception One (MUC-E1). Council will consider this matter on January 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. at its regular meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Arnprior. In the event that the matter is deferred, no further public notice will be given. Information about the proposed dispositions can be obtained by contacting the Town Planner, Robin Paquette, at or 613-623-4231 ext.1827, or during regular business hours at Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A8 or on the Town’s website at Written comments regarding the proposed dispositions will be received by the Town Clerk until Monday January 23rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the address below: Maureen Spratt, Clerk, Town of Arnprior 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior ON K7S 0A8 Tel. 613-623-4231 ext. 1817 2 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pet Registration Free in January & February

Pets are required to be registered annually in the Town of Arnprior. Registration is free during the months of January and February. Registration forms can be found on page 45 of the latest edition of Arnprior Life and at

150 Events Passports

For Canada’s 150th celebrations, the Town of Arnprior will be promoting 150 events to be held throughout 2017 in the Town of Arnprior. All 150 events will be listed in a passport which residents and visitors may obtain at the beginning of the year with the goal of attending as many events as possible throughout 2017. Passports are available at all participating events, Town Hall, Nick Smith Centre, Arnprior Public Library and Arnprior & District Museum. For a full listing of upcoming events and additional details on events please visit

2017 Awards

Please visit for the most recent version of the 2017 Budget Review Meeting Schedule. The following The Town of Arnprior is once again looking for nominations from members of the community who represent outstanding volunteerism and community involvement. Each year we celebrate the many wonderful citizens who give of their time and talent to make Arnprior the great place that it is. We encourage you to nominate a deserving individual or organization in one of the following categories: Senior of the Year Volunteer of the Year Town Award Nomination Forms are available at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 or on the Town’s website at Deadline for receipt of nominations is January 27, 2017 at 12:00 Noon For more information please contact Kaila Zamojski, Deputy Clerk at 613-623-4231 ext. 1818 or by email at

Arnprior & District Museum Volunteers and Board Members Needed

Do you have an interest in local history and love our community’s museum? Then the Town of Arnprior and the Arnprior & District Museum needs your assistance. We are looking for volunteers to work our front desk, shifts are very flexible. We are also looking for new members for the Arnprior & District Museum Board of Directors. If you have skills in accounting, law, marketing or other experience to contribute we would welcome your assistance. This position requires a commitment of approximately 3 hours a month for 10 months. Please call the Town Clerk at 613-623-4231 for information or to volunteer.

Council Meeting Schedule for the 2017 Operating and Capital Budget Review

Please visit for the most recent version of the 2017 Budget Review Meeting Schedule. The following proposed 2017 Budget Review meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West: • February 21, 2017 – Special Council Meeting at 5:00 p.m. Deliberations • February 22, 2017 – Special Council Meeting at 5:00 p.m. Deliberations • February 27, 2017 – Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Budget Adoption

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“It didn’t cross our minds. If our neighbours didn’t care, we didn’t think anyone else would. The town allowed us to do what we’ve been doing because we offer two services - gift baskets and refinishing.” She said the business has paid commercial taxes on the building in the back for five years now. No one at town hall was made available to comment. Mayor David Reid replied back to an email asking for an interview by saying he has talked to the Wilsons and given them some options, but that the matter will be dealt with in front of council. “It is important that this matter be dealt with in an open, transparent way, following the appropriate public access,” Reid wrote. “At that time all the relevant stakeholders will have an opportunity to speak to this matter, following which council can make a decision on how to move forward.” PETITION

In a bid to persuade council that the business offers important services, not just tax revenue, the Wilsons started a petition last month. However, it was suspended until after the holiday season. Judy said it is a stressful enough time for retailers without explaining the situation to customers. “We would get upset, then they would get upset,” she said. “We were ruining people’s Christmas, so we put it away until now.” The petition had about 200 names on it by Jan. 3. It isn’t available online, just in store, the presumption being that it will hold more weight if folks are willing to brave the elements to sign it. The couple say they are more than willing to pay their fair share in taxes. (It is unknown if they would have to pay back taxes.) They fear that if their retail space were to shrink to the point that they only sold what they produced, so would store hours. The couple would be forced to take on entry-level jobs at other retailers. “It’s very serious,” Judy said. “We want to do whatever we have to do.” She indicated her gratitude to the “tremendous support” they have received. She is also pleased with the signals they are getting from town hall. “Council is reviewing the situation. We have reason to be somewhat optimistic, but that’s just it — some reason.” The matter will be discussed at an upcoming council meeting.

Town council considers 1.75% tax hike the hike equates to $1.24 per month increase for the average home with an assessed value of $220,250. It does not include the county and education portions of the tax bill, which will be determined by May. Council is expected to vote in the budget at the Feb. 21 or Feb. 22 meetings. Little was said following Wild-

man’s presentation, which presented numbers similar to previous years. “It certainly is encouraging that Staff has suggested Arnprior counwe are seeing to most of our goals cil adopt a 1.75 per cent municipal tax and not have a significant impact on rate increase. the tax rate,” Mayor David Reid said Chief administrative officer Miof the proposed almost $200,000 inchael Wildman presented the budget crease to revenue. at the Jan. 9 regular meeting, saying The percentage falls below the rate of inflation. The additional tax revenue will help offset decreased funding from other levels of government, and bolster recovery of reserve fund balances related to the downtown revitalization project. It will also assist in bringing depleted reserves — such as winter maintenance — back to minimum balances. And, it will help deal with an increasing gap between predicted infrastructure work in future and funding. In short, it will help avoid the need for future tax spikes. One area that did raise eyebrows among at least two on council is the need Courtesy Town of Arnprior for a new snow disposal Among the slides at staff’s draft budget presentation is one detailing expendi- facility. Staff is not rectures by department. OPP costs remain dominant. ommending a new one DEREK DUNN


for a number of years, but the cost is pegged at $1 million. Reeve Walter Stack asked why one was needed. Wildman said the current site — on private land — is not compliant with provincial rules. Coun. Dan Lynch said there is plenty of room at the airport. When Wildman began his presentation, thanking all the work done by every department, he told council that the process for determining and presenting the budget is now smoothed out. “It’s taken a few years, but I think we’ll stick with this,” he said. After all the 2016 bills come in, he doubts much of a surplus on the about $17 million budget moving forward. Snowstorms last winter and an early start to this winter have exhausted the winter control budget. The museum flooding and water advisory are two other unexpected events that redirected tax dollars. Fortunately, on the museum repairs side, the federal government agreed to pay for half the cost of repairs, some $267,000. “(Curator) Janet (Carlile) has managed to do it again,” Wildman said. There is a bump in funding from the Ontario Municipal Partnership from about $971,000 to more than $1.1 million. But costs related to employee benefits, utilities such as hydro, and insurance are all going up. Policing remains a huge cost. The

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per unit cost for policing has increased from about $396 last year to almost $399 this year. With the increased number of houses in Arnprior, the OPP budget has gone up by $44,000. Council is asked to grow staff by a .5 full-time employee in public works, and an additional summer student to keep the downtown clean. Downtown should be busier, the reasoning goes, with much of the revitalization work done, plus additional weekend hours at the museum, and a pilot project for a “seasonal market.” The draft budget includes a garbage rate increase to $155. It was $130 in 2014. “The increase will be required to break even and maintain pace with growth in future years,” reads Wildman’s presentation. Staff also recommends buying a new vehicle for the inspection officer. The amount spent reimbursing the owner is similar to what it would cost for the town to purchase one. A similar request was turned down last year. The draft budget includes over $4 million in contributions to reserves, up almost $208,000 over last year. Capital expenditures total just over $7 million this year. Wildman also explained that staff are moving from developing a 10year long range capital forecast to a 20-year one, making the municipality unique among comparable municipalities.



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Car driver freed from County Road 29 rollover DEREK DUNN

According to Ottawa firefighters, a car was flipped on its roof near Arnprior on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Firefighters were called a little after 5 p.m. to a single-car accident on County Road 29 near Highway 417.

“The car involved was reported on its roof and one occupant was trapped inside,” reads a notice from Ottawa Fire Services. “On arrival, firefighters confirmed that there was one person in the vehicle and extrication was performed by firefighters on scene.” Once freed, patient care was turned over to paramedics.

Be wary of ice conditions: OPP The OPP are urging people to evaluate the ice quality and use extreme caution prior to venturing out onto lakes and waterways. One ice shack went through the ice on the Ottawa River in McNab/Braeside Township and was reported to the OPP. The mishap occurred on Sunday, Jan. 8 and no injuries were reported. This incident is a reminder that there is

always some risk to travel or use of waterways during the winter. People should avoid slushy ice, ice on or near moving water, ice that has thawed and refrozen or layered ice caused by sudden temperature changes. A minimum of four inches of new clear hard ice is recommended for ice fishing or walking. More ice is needed for snowmobiling or driving motor vehicles.

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A black Ford F150 was fully engulfed in flames at about 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 along Ottawa Street, near the Catholic parish hall. Fire Chief John Okum said there were no injuries and it was insured, but that because no criminal charges are expected the owner’s name will not be released. The cause remained under investigation the following day.

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McNab/Braeside Fire Association Fire Ball partners with local bridal shop TIFFANY LEPACK

It's the formal event of the year. The annual McNab/Braeside Fire Association is presenting the Winter Fire Ball Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Sand Point Golf Club at 38 Golf Course Rd. in Braeside, with entertainment provided by Rainwater Whiskey. Tickets cost $50 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner prepared by Chef Cari Reid at 7:30 p.m. "It's a nice sit down dinner at the golf course," said Kelly O'Rourke, one of the event organizers. "This is the first time we are able to have it in the township." This is the fourth year for the ball and the organizing team promises it will be bigger and better than ever. Karen Barsoski is organizing the event with O'Rourke and they say they started it because there were no events to take their spouses to and they are part of the firefighter family as well. The ball is not just for firefighters, the general public is welcome to attend. The money raised goes right back into the association for their work in the community at numerous local events and helps them purchase much needed equipment. Partnering with the McNab/Braeside Firefighters Association for its Fire Ball is Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Arnprior. Chantal Beaulieu has owned the shop for 10 years and on Jan. 1 she welcomed Christen Taillefer as her new partner. Taillefer has been a wedding photographer in the Ottawa Valley for more than 15 years and

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The annual McNab Braeside Firefighters Association Winter Fire Ball Fundraising Gala will take firefighters out of their regular attire like committee co-chair Karen Barsoski is wearing into beautiful formal wear, organizers are encouraging guests to shop local, Simply Beautiful Bridal Shop co-owners Chantal Beaulieu, second from left and Christen Taillefer, far right, hold up one of the many gowns at the shop with Kelly O’Rourke who is also helping to organize the Feb. 4 event at Sand Point Golf Club. is excited about joining the popular downtown bridal studio. "I just love everything about the romantic atmosphere. What better way to partner up for the first step of the wedding adventure?" said Taillefer. "I did the last step as a photographer and now I'm helping with the first step, it's a role reversal."

Taillefer has 12 years of retail management experience and is looking forward at working in a building that has such a sense of community and family. Beaulieu says the partnership will soon turn into more. "We are looking forward, with small steps she will own the bridal shop in a few years," said

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Beaulieu. "She's the perfect candidate." Taillefer's first big project since joining the boutique is the partnership with the association. "It's a chance to shop local!" said Taillefer. "We want people to shop local because these businesses support our association and events all year long," added Karen Barsoski, co-chair of the association and one of the organizers of the ball. "We take care of our own." For those attending the ball Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique is offering up to 50 per cent off evening wear sample gowns in the motherof-the-bride section and there is also a special $99 rack. "It's so much fun, I get to tell them the look of the gala and help them with the vintage theme," said Taillefer. "I've been to a few of them and we have had a ball. It's so much fun that it's a formal event and it brings you to a different time." Barsoski says the theme is open to interpretation. "We did vintage so people can wear the flapper dresses or feathers," said Barsoski. "It's the only event like this in the Valley." Barsoski says it is important to give back to the community. "It's a domino effect for the community as well they get their dress at Simply Beautiful, they get their hair, nails and accessories done in Arnprior," said Barsoski. "It's good to keep it local." Tickets for the ball are available at Mel's Flowers and Decorating at 291 Elgin St. W., Bosa's Cabinets 198 Russet Dr., MacPherson's Plumbing at 106 Daniel St. N. For more information or to reserve a table call O'Rourke at 613-286-0884 or Barsoski at 613-290-2017.

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An up and down series of issues keeps Arnprior interesting in 2016 DEREK DUNN

Last year saw plenty of ups and a few downs in Arnprior and McNab/ Braeside. Below is the second part of a compilation of our top stories last year. Enjoy a walk down 2016 memory lane. March 10 Gallant uses dead soldier’s image to sell Easter hams Cheryl Gallant has again enraged military veterans and their supporters, this time on two separate occasions. March 17 Syrian family settles in, thanks their supporters Arnprior’s refugee family from Syria, in town for a few weeks now, sat down with the Chronicle-Guide last weekend to share some of their story. March 24 Broomball boom for Arnprior Championship broomball is coming back to the Ottawa Valley and it means a major economic boost for Arnprior. March 31 Sunshine cast on local public sector salaries For 19 years now the sunshine list, which casts light on provincial employees who earn more than $100,000 a year, causes many eyes to roll for one of two reasons. It reveals the necessary cost of running an effective government or it shows rich bureaucrats squeezing taxpayers for money they don’t have. April 7 Cab driver faces hit and run charge Stuart Carswell is charged criminally with leaving the scene after fatally running over an Arnprior man on April 2.

April 14 Op shop manager wins volunteer award The Opportunity Shop and all its volunteers were given a tip of the hat by the business community when one of its own was given the volunteer of the year award. Teresa Thom puts in 20 hours or more at the John Street second-hand store. April 21 Parking predicament Long-standing restaurant owners in the downtown core are demanding fairness from Arnprior council when it comes to new ones opening. April 28 Highway construction worker killed near Arnprior A man from Addington Highlands Township is identified as the fatal victim in Monday morning’s Highway 17 collision. May 5 Gillies Grove trails cut Many Gillies Grove trails will shut down, the only question is which ones. May 12 Restaurant won’t pay cash-in-lieu of parking spaces The Town of Arnprior will not charge cash-in-lieu of parking to the Lumbertown Ale House owners. May 19 Drivers warned To the frustration of local OPP, it appears many motorists aren’t adapting their driving habits to the seasonal congestion and construction on area roadways. May 26 New legionnaire celebrates his 100th birthday At 100, Doug Snair must be the oldest person in the country to join a


Teresa Thom was named volunteer of the year at the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce gala held on April 7. She puts in 20 or more hours per week at the Opportunity Shop. Arnprior Mayor David Reid welcomed her to the stage. Royal Canadian Legion branch. June 2 One rink too many at Nick Smith? Aging demographics in Arnprior has raised the question whether two ice pads at Nick Smith Centre are necessary. June 9 Stampede promises to be a rootin’ tootin’ time Yippee ki yay. It’s rodeo time in Arnprior. The Arnprior Stampede takes over the Arnprior Fairgrounds June 10 to 12. June 16 Big ‘A’ principal leaving ADHS The love and respect were large for Neil Farmer, Arnprior District High School’s longtime principal who

moves on to Opeongo in September. June 23 Winter maintenance costs up 20 per cent in Arnprior Winter’s icy clutch on spring increased the burden on Arnprior taxpayers this year. The snowfalls and freeze-thaws, particularly in April, drove up the winter maintenance budget by 20 per cent. The increase was felt in labour rates, as opposed to equipment, with workers struggling to deal with the added salt on icy sidewalks and potholes aplenty. June 30 Pillar 5 to double in size, hire 50 more workers An Arnprior company will expand and increase its workforce over the coming months, and forecasts a 100 per cent growth in sales over five years. July 7 Nonprofit status in doubt When Chris Couper was considering daycare options for his little girl, finding one that reinvests profits back into the service was important to him. July 14 Arnprior considers allowing off road vehicles in town Most councillors will likely approve off road vehicles on the streets of Arnprior. July 21 Guelph man imprisoned eight years for death of Arnprior’s Grace Glofcheskie The driver who killed a young Arnprior woman as she was walking home last December has been sentenced to eight years in prison. July 28 The family that plays hockey together … Of Gordie Howe’s many accomplishments, he would cite playing hockey with his boys as the greatest. Locker-room banter, winning and losFILE ing together, landing that perfect pass Youth dryland train before entering a dragonboat through the town’s youth program. Many would join a for a son’s touch-shot goal. It goes beyond hockey. team to participate in the Community Dragon Boat Festival at Robert Simpson Park on July 23. It’s about family. 6 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, January 12, 2017

August 4 Heritage status finally given to Ottawa River After more than a decade of waiting, the Ottawa River has been officially designated as a Canadian Heritage River to the delight of many Valley politicians, tourism officials, environmentalists and history buffs. August 11 Five face serious charges for fire Five young males face attempted murder and arson charges after an incendiary device was thrown through the front window of Spruce Crescent home in the early morning of Saturday, July 30. August 18 Arnprior survives two days without water Arnprior residents experienced firsthand what it’s like to live without usable water for two days last week. August 25 Town still seeks reason for water woes More than 75,000 litres of bottled water were handed out during the couple of days Town of Arnprior water was unusable. However, town officials are still trying to pinpoint the exact cause of why it had to resort to a water ban Aug. 10 to 12. September 1 Townhouses debate grows In a split 4 to 3 decision, Arnprior town council has narrowly approved substantially increasing the number of townhouses in Campanale’s Callahan subdivision. September 8 Good Samaritans targeted by thieves While Arnprior has suffered through crime waves before, a series of incidents last week was notable for who was targeted. The insensitive acts by vandals and thieves has angered the public because the victims include such community service organizations as the Arnprior Legion, Neighbourhood Fountain and the Macnamara Field Naturalists. September 15 Downtown work nears completion The town recently issued an update on the first of the two-year downtown revitalization project that has seen Arnprior’s core reduced to rubble this summer. But an end appears in sight with key sections reaching completion soon. September 22 Trail to expand over wetlands, include deck A revered trail at the eastern end of Arnprior will see an extension that has been decades in the making. A $200,000 fundraising campaign is underway for Macnamara Trail, a low-impact four-kilometre nature trail on 280 acres owned by Nylene Canada in the Nopiming Crown Game Preserve adjacent to the Ottawa River at Goodwin Bay. See FROM OMB, page 7

From OMB costs to Calabogie lawsuit: plenty to read in 2016 Continue from page 6

September 29 OMB process expensive for taxpayers, FACT-MB Ontario Municipal Board deliberations about the proposal to expand operations at the Braeside Quarry have been expensive for McNab-Braeside ratepayers. And they could get even more expensive. October 6 Politicians linked to sexual assault case Two prominent area politicians are saying little in the wake of a national news report they provided character references in a sexual assault case dating back to 2014. The matter was made into national news when a woman successfully had a publication ban lifted on her case against McNab/Braeside township’s former deputy mayor. October 13 Valley journalists remember veteran colleague, friend Peter DeWolf The Ottawa Valley journalism community lost one of its most colourful and at times controversial reporters early this month in Peter DeWolf. October 20 Council split over allowing off-road vehicles Twice the issue of allowing off-road vehicles on Arnprior streets has come


Carolyn Swayze of Arnprior Public Library was named Children’s or Youth Services Librarian of the Year by a provincial organization. before town council and twice it has generated a rift among colleagues. October 27 Fair board, council feud dominates meeting A public meeting hosted by the fair


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board was designed to quash rumours and accept suggestions for how the struggling organization could move forward. November 3 Canadian Tire opens to great fan-

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fare Shoppers lined up outside in the dark and cold to await the grand opening of Arnprior’s new Canadian Tire store. November 10 Multi-use trail to boost economy: county officials A number of issues are unresolved, but that hasn’t stopped county politicians from gathering support for the proposed recreational trail. November 17 Taxi driver gets six months for fatal collision A six-month sentence is not enough punishment for the taxi driver who fatally ran over Chris Walsh, said the victim’s mother. November 24 OPP cost drives up township levy Staff at the Township of McNab/ Braeside presented its list of wants and needs during the first night of budget deliberations on Nov. 21. Were council to approve the 2017 budget as presented, ratepayers would face a levy increase of 12.3 per cent, or an additional almost $548,000 to the total budget of almost $4.8 million. December 1 Arnprior nursing home ‘dramatically under-bedded’ The number of nursing home beds

in Arnprior is less than half the provincial average but the Liberal government has no plans to add more. December 8 MB residents reject RA Centre design The Braeside RA Centre design was soundly panned as council unity frayed during a recent meeting in McNab/Braeside township. December 15 Agricultural society in debt, creditors grow frustrated Despite heavy losses and creditors banging on the door this year, the Arnprior Agricultural Society is adamant that the show will go on next year and its long-term plans are falling into place. December 22 Christmas dinner is free at Nick Smith Tracey Climo’s oven works a lot of overtime in the lead up to Christmas. The house smells like turkey for four or five days. As one bird comes out, the next goes in. December 29 Calabogie Peaks faces lawsuit An Arnprior woman is suing Calabogie Peaks Resort for millions of dollars after the tube she was riding slammed into a metal pole two years ago.







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The good ol’ ODR They’re a Canadian institution. When the dark, dreary, cold winter weather descends there are some who flee to warmer climates to soak up the sun and frolic in the sand. There are others, however, who embrace winter and all the wonders it has to offer, including the treasured outdoor rink (ODR). Whether it’s for a moonlit skate or a lively game of shinny, outdoor rinks draw reams of visitors during the winter months, providing a healthy alternative to more sedate indoor activities for young and old alike. Many of us first learned to skate there and hold close to our hearts memories of time spent on our local ODR. More often than not, behind these fun and frosty community hubs, there are dedicated volunteers ensuring the facility is ready for all to enjoy. A recent rash of vandalism at one of the Valley’s rinks, in Admaston, is concerning. Volunteers there were frustrated, and rightly so, to discover more than $500 in damage caused by unknown suspects. Sad to think that a few wayward vandals are jeopardizing the enjoyment so many get from the facility. Here’s hoping the individuals are caught and the community continues to reap the rewards of the volunteers’ extensive efforts. Already, several individuals have come forward to repair the damage a prevent future incidents. Next month, communities in the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac will have the opportunity to celebrate outdoor rinks and all they offer during The Festival of Outdoor Rinks, a celebration of this unique part of our culture and tradition. “With 25 rinks participating, it’s a weekend to travel with skates or without, and take part in a free weekend worth of fun and activity to beat the winter blues,” says the event website. Among the local rinks participating in the festival, which runs Feb. 10-12, are Admaston, Braeside, Foresters Falls, Horton and Ma-TeWay. More information and a full listing of events can be found at www. . See you out there on the ice.

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The Century 21 Explorer agents, and staff are very pleased with this year’s response to the request for donations of winter outerwear on behalf of the Arnprior and District Food Bank. While the previous years have been very successful, this year the response was outstanding! Many good-quality used and new items were donated from infant sizes to adults, including boots and handknit mittens and hats - thanks knitters! Once again, the kindness of  our residents has been amply demonstrated, and Century 21 Explorer would

like to extend their gratitude, and say congratulations to this generous, caring community for another successful snowsuit drive. However, winter is just beginning so if you still have donations you want to make, Century 21 will be happy to receive them on behalf of the Food Bank - their office will still be open six days a week. Hope everyone enjoyed health and happiness this holiday season, and Century 21 wishes the community a very Happy New Year! Nancy Young Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc.

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The balance of nature never was When I was young I was taught nature exists in a state of equilibrium — that predators keep prey in check, and that plants and animals live in balance. As time passed I came to learn that nothing could be farther from the truth. This winter is providing great examples of just how imbalanced nature really is. Over the past three weeks, the Christmas Bird Counts in which I participated took me from Kingston to Arnprior, Algonquin Park and, finally, Dunrobin. On these events I got a first-hand picture of the distribution of birds and other animals in eastern Ontario. Two themes became clear: red squirrels and finches (with one exception) were scarce while American robins and other fruit-eating birds were present in surprising numbers. In some winters, finches such as white-winged crossbills are so abundant that it‘s hard to hear other birds after the sun rises. This winter, apart from the occasional twitter of American goldfinches, dawn arrives in virtually silence. In some years the chatterMichael Runtz ing of red squirrels greets you in every Although Northern Cardinals visit birdfeeders for sunflower seeds, coniferous woods; this year even their they, like this female eating Staghorn Sumach drupes, are also benefit- tracks in snow are near absent. ing from this year’s massive fruit crop. The reason for this is clear — co-

niferous trees have virtually no cones. Conifer seeds are the main food not only of crossbills and red-breasted nuthatches (also scarce this winter) but also of red squirrels. Last Michael Runtz fall I watched a red squirNature’s Way rel harvesting jack pine cones, which are so hard they require the heat of fire to release their seeds. By now that squirrel has likely lost a lot of weight or needs dental work; that is, of course, if it is still alive. On the other end of the scale, apple and other fruit-bearing trees and vines such as wild grape are laden with fruit. This bounty was behind a record number of American robins tallied on the Ottawa and Pakenham-Arnprior counts. The crop was also likely responsible for Eastern bluebirds lingering; the one near Pakenham was the first recorded on that area’s count while the two observed near Dunrobin constituted that count’s second record. The abundance of fruit was

undoubtedly why a hermit thrush was encountered in Galetta, and Northern flickers were seen on several counts. Unfortunately, the one in Pakenham, which would have been a new species for the Pakenham-Arnprior Count, failed to show on Boxing Day but was seen during “Count Week,” the three days on either side of the count. How does this relate to the balance of nature? Well, if fruit and cones were produced in the same volume every year, seed-eaters would be present in the same numbers every year, and they would destroy all of the seeds, leaving none for regeneration. But low production in successive years causes the populations of seed-eating animals like red squirrels and deer mice to crash. Then, when a massive crop is produced, the few animals present can’t possibly devour all of the seeds, ensuring regeneration. The low years not only affect seedeaters but also the animals that eat them. Thus, like fruit and cone numbers, animal populations go through roller-coaster rides, creating ebbs and tides that ripple all through the ecosystem. This imbalance in nature makes each year different. It also makes each Christmas bird count fresh and exciting! The Nature Number is 613-3872503; email is



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Valley Heritage Radio celebrates 10 years on the air When Valley Heritage Radio (VHR) crackled to life on the airwaves for the very first time on Jan. 15, 2007, even the most diehard supporters and organizers weren’t sure what the future would hold for the communityowned radio station. The behind-the-scenes work had been going on for years — from the monumental task of filing for a radio licence to countless hours of fundraising — but the journey was just beginning. A lot of hard work had been completed, and there was more to come. Much more. And for some of those who were there when the seed was planted to grow a new Valley radio station, hitting a 10-year milestone is a major accomplishment. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d be going strong after 10 years,” said Lesley Galbraith, the current programming and production manager who was also the first person hired at the station. “We had no idea what the response from the community was going to be; but once we were on-air, the response was overwhelmingly positive and the growth has been mind boggling.” Galbraith said that even from the earliest days, the station’s philosophy has remained constant. “We are all about the communities we serve and our listeners. We’ve


Jason Marshall, Valley Heritage Radio station manager and program and production manager Lesley Galbraith invite the community to the station’s 10th birthday party Jan. 15, 1-5 p.m. at the Renfrew Armouries. grown and have gotten better because we hear back from people about what they like and don’t like. We gear our programming to what the people want, and so far it has worked wonderfully,” she said. Sunday, Jan. 15 marks the 10th an-

niversary of Valley Heritage Radio going on the air, and to celebrate, the station is hosting a party at the Renfrew Armouries from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will feature some of the Valley’s most popular country musicians for an afternoon geared to pay

tribute to everyone involved with the station from conception to what you hear on the air today. The day’s musical lineup includes performances by Neville Wells, the Rogers Family, the McMunns, Jennifer Johnston, Mike Cloutier, Howard Hayes, Al Cruise, and some of the regions’ top fiddlers will provide a tribute to Ottawa Valley fiddling. The Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame Band will be the house band, and that group includes Brian Hebert, Al Bragg, Rodger Coulombe, Dale Ducharme, Mike Hamelin and Mark Lemieux. As well, Roy Berger, one of VHR’s volunteer DJs, will be attempting a Guinness World Record for pushups. He currently holds three world records, and will be looking for a fourth in front of friendly crowd. A number of the station’s on-air personalities, along with staff, volunteers and Board members will be in attendance to show their gratitude to the listeners, advertisers and supporters from the past 10 years. “We wanted to celebrate in a way our listeners would appreciate. And that’s with great Valley music, a dance floor, a cold beverage and a snack,” said station manager Jason Marshall. “We invite listeners and friends of the station to come to the party so we can show them how important they are to us.

Without the support of the people of the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac, we wouldn’t be on the air today.” Jim Long, the station’s events and volunteer co-ordinator, has been connected with VHR from the very earliest days, and he knew that good things could happen if the station could overcome all the hurdles needed to actually get on the airwaves. “Everyone involved saw the potential of the station, and we knew we just had to get on the air to appeal to a much larger group,” said Long. “And thanks to the people of the Valley loaning us their hard-earned money, and the commitment of our phenomenal volunteers, Valley Heritage Radio became a reality.” Long also invites people to come out Sunday to celebrate the station’s milestone. “We’d love to see some faces from the past, and anyone who has been part of this journey,” he said. “We all did it together. And we’d like to celebrate this special day together.” VHR’s 10th birthday is Sun, Jan. 15 at the Renfrew Armouries. The doors open at noon, and the fun begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each and are available at outlets throughout the Valley, or by calling the station at 613432-9873 or 1-888-532-9870.

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Arnprior winter carnival features events Arnpriorite organizing both indoors and out from Jan. 14 to 21 wedding show Jan. 22 DEREK DUNN

The annual winter carnival starts in the great indoors this Saturday, before holding many more activities inside and out next weekend. The community festival begins with a children's movie at O'Brien Theatre at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is a $2 carnival button, available at the theatre. The film has yet to be announced. Next up for the 2017 Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival is air bounce activities from 5 to 9 p.m. at

Nick Smith Centre, Jan. 19, for ages two to teens. Again a carnival button is the only fee available on site. Primary school relay races will take place on the ice at 6:30 p.m., also on Thursday. A public skate will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 20, a pub night and the ever popular live food-auction takes places at Nick Smith from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament in both rinks starts at 6 p.m. A public skate will go from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 21, the hockey

tournament will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A shanty breakfast with live entertainment by Kyle Felhaver and Friends takes place at Nick Smith from 7 to 11 a.m. That day will also see children's entertainers Brad the Balloon Guy and Brian the Cowguy from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nick Smith. A public swim will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Family tobogganing at Havey's Hill (on James Street) is from 6 to 9 p.m. Nick Smith hosts a wine tasting from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. All events require a $2 Optimists button, except the tobogganing.

As we start a New Year, we invite you to ensure that our hospital, nursing home and community services stay strong through your pledge of a monthly gift to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Love your hospital, nursing home and community services (assisted living, adult day program)? Show you care with an ongoing donation through the Heart of Gold Program, a monthly giving program. You will have chosen an easy, convenient way to support priority medical equipment needs. Enroll now by calling the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation at 613-623-7962 x293 or or visit us online at On behalf of everyone whose lives will be touched by your gift, thank you! Your support makes a difference!


For all of those who received a sparkling diamond ring over the holidays, it’s time to start planning for that big day! If you are newly engaged or well into the process the Bliss Wedding Show will help you with all of your wedding planning needs. The fourth annual show is set for Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Renfrew Armouries from noon to 4 p.m. with free admission. Sarah Robertson of Prior En-

gagements in Arnprior is co-organizing the event with Brian Hargreaves of BH Photography the pair host two shows per year one in Renfrew and a second in Almonte on Feb. 10. This year she estimates there will be 30 to 35 vendors at the Renfrew show. “We will have bridal boutiques, photographers, rentals, decors, venues, caterers, planners, florists, DJs and more,” said Robertson. “It saves the bride time, you get local professional vendors all under one roof.” For Robertson it is important to keep it local as much as possible. There will be vendors from Pembroke, Renfrew, Almonte, Arnprior, Almonte, Calabogie and the surrounding area. “When we look at vendors we look at the Ottawa Valley based vendors first,” said Robertson. “We try to keep it local before opening it up to Ottawa Vendors.” There will also be a fashion show at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by Katherine Mullen Bridal Studio from Pembroke with bridal gowns, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses. For more information and a list of the vendors signed up visit

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Declining attendance forces closure of Pakenham Home Show after 25 years ASHLEY KULP

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Mississippi Mills has made the decision to discontinue the Pakenham Home Show due to declining attendance and vendors. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the event, which was traditionally held at Stewart Community Centre. Above, at the 2013 home show, Coun. Val Wilkinson speaks with a visitor at the Mississippi Mills booth.

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It's become known as a mainstay to help homeowners gear up for the spring, but due to declining attendance numbers and vendors, the Pakenham Home Show has been discontinued. Mississippi Mills council endorsed ending the home show effective this year, during discussion at the Nov. 15 committee of the whole meeting. Council formally approved the motion at the Dec. 6 council session. The municipality took over co-ordination of the show, which marked its 25th anniversary last year, following amalgamation in 1998. "The Pakenham Home Show enjoyed many successful years," noted community economic and cultural co-ordinator Tiffany MacLaren in her report to council. "It was at one time a bustling show that signified the beginning of spring and had a wait list of interested vendors. “In recent years it has become more difficult to fill the show with vendors and attendance numbers have declined each year." The home show was established in 1991 by local residents and business people as a way to promote local businesses and bring visitors to Pakenham. MacLaren provided figures on the attendance, noting that in 2014, the total number of people who passed through the Stewart Community Centre's doors for the show was 1,660. That dropped to 1,289 in 2015 and 1,119 in 2016. She said that $8,000 was spent annually on promotions. "Despite a creative continuous review of promotion and a deliberate effort to reach out to neighbouring communities, attendance numbers have declined consistently over the years from 2,500 people in 2006, 1,812 in 2012 and down to 1,119 in 2016," she stated. " The municipality also scrapped music in the upper hall in 2016 and introduced free workshops and offered crafters the opportunity to rent booths. "We used workshops in the promotion and hoped the crafters would attract additional show visitors...unfortunately we did not see the increased traffic we hoped for," MacLaren commented. She puts the dwindling interest in the Pakenham Home Show down to the changing environment, with technology allowing people to shop

It was at one time a bustling show that signified the beginning of spring and had a wait list of interested vendors. TIFFANY MACLAREN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CO-ORDINATOR

for products and services online. Another factor is competing events on the same weekend, as well as the difficulty in booking vendors to fill the show and the increased cost of attendance and booth fees. However, MacLaren also stated that staff didn't "feel hosting and co-ordinating this show is fulfilling a municipality responsibility." The organization of the home show takes on average, 80 hours of staff time each year, which has steadily increased over the past two to three years due to the need for creative promotion in order to fill booths. An additional 80 hours is logged to attend and work at the event, and another 20 hours for staff to set up and take down after the show. "Home shows are not traditionally coordinated by municipalities. Carleton Place, Arnprior and Renfrew's home shows are each co-ordinated by their individual chambers of commerce," she said. "In recent years more than half of the exhibitors came from areas outside Mississippi Mills." The Carleton Place Spring Home and Fashion Show is actually organized by the town's recreation and culture department. The Pakenham Home Show realized $19,525.41 in revenue from booth and entrance fees in 2016 and according to MacLaren, a sum of $17,000 has been earmarked in the 2017 budget for the show, which hasn't been increased in several years. She said she'd like to see a portion of those funds go towards developing another project or event to benefit the Pakenham area. "Staff recommends that $1,500 of the $17,000 home show budget be retained in the 2017 recreation budget to be used to work with the Bridging Generations group to come up with an alternate project to support and encourage economic development in Pakenham," MacLaren said. Coun. Paul Watters moved staff's recommendations, which was seconded by Coun. Denzil Ferguson and passed by committee of the whole.


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279 Alicia St. at Norma Phone: 623-3993 Pastor Lee Dyck Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Awana Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Children, Youth & Adult Ministries Visit us at:


(Baptist Convention of Ont. & Que.) 135 Elgin St., Arnprior Ont. K7S 1N9 Pastor Eric Green Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Office Phone: 613-622-1069


156 Landrigan Street, Arnprior, K7S 2S6 Phone: 613-623-4863 REGULAR SERVICE TIMES: 10:30 am: Sunday Morning Worship .... Nursery/Sunday School for all ages 6:30 pm: Sunday Evening Music Night (Last Sunday evening of the month) 7:00 pm: Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study



The Rev. David W. Hooper, B.A.,B. Ed.,M.Div.

613-623-5531 80 Daniel Street, Arnprior, Ontario Morning Worship & Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Growing in Faith!


(623-3176; 269 John Street North) Minister: Rev. Andrew Love Join us Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for: Worship, Nursery & Children’s Worship Everyone Welcome!!


Reverend Mark Redner 3794 Diamondview Road, Kinburn Friday Healing Service 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. 613-288-8120


GLAD TIDINGS CHURCH Reverend Clark Young 613-623-2943 116 Baskin Drive West Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m. Children/Youth Ministries Weekly Programs


Sunday Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. John N. Burchat 295 Albert St. 623-2282 “Let all who are hungry come and eat”



59 Madawaska St., Arnprior 622-5929, 622-7729 Saturday Celebration at 6:00 p.m. Children/Youth Ministry Senior Leader: Sandra Stott Staff: Joe Moniz



President and CEO Rima Aristocrat cuts the ribbon to open Willis College Arnprior’s new student lounge as Bernard Doyle, director of finance and Glenn Myatt - IT instructor, look on.

Willis College Arnprior opens new student lounge In December, Willis College in Arnprior celebrated the munity outreach co-ordinator. grand opening of the new student lounge. President and “We felt the school had a need for it, with the student CEO Rima Aristocrat was present to cut the ribbon. body gradually increasing they needed a place of their “The lounge will allow the students a place to study, so- own away from the stress of the classroom.” cialize, eat, drink and just relax,” said Kelly Dejong, comThe lounge has a big screen smart TV, coffee centre, food preparation counter, bean bag chairs, and a common area table. Within minutes of the room being open it was crowded with students watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while eating popcorn and pizza. “All in all the day was a huge success,” said Dejong.

EMMANUEL ANGLICAN Rev Cathy McCaig 287 Harrington St., Arnprior 623-2554 Sunday Eucharistic Services 8am and 10am Thursday Eucharist Service 10am

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Carp Agricultural Society

Come down to the Carp Agricultural Hall for an afternoon of 4 Handed EUCHRE - 8 GAMES. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST **PLEASE NOTE DATE**




Play with same partner for all 4 months for chance to win the Grand Team Champion or play all 4 months and win Top Overall Player Prize. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends and make new ones.

Registration Deadline 12:30pm Games start at 1:00pm • $20.00 per person Carp Agricultural Society • 3790 Carp Rd. TEL: 613-839-2172 • Email: Carp Fair Grounds •

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Successful season of helping seniors

Liz Wall/submitted

Emmanuel ACW boosts Seniors at Home Angel Tree

Betty Burton, treasurer and Lianne Ray, president of Emmanuel Anglican Church Women’s’ Group, present $500 to Dennis Harrington, executive director of Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home (ABMSH) for the Angel Tree program. The ladies raised the money throughout the year with various church fundraising events and wish to donate for the benefit of seniors citizens who are unable to afford such services as foot care, transportation, etc., which is just what the Angel Tree Program is for. This brings the total for the Angel Tree to $2,806.

Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home is very thankful for the overwhelming support received from the communities this past holiday season. “Thank you to Island View Retirement Suites, all who purchased an angel from the ‘For the Love of a Senior Angel Tree’ and the angel who cashed in her Air Miles to be able to purchase hams and boxes of cookies,” say officials. “With all the donations we were able to surprise 50-plus seniors with gifts, including a gift basket from Island View, Christmas bags full of essentials, dessert and a ham for dinner. All gifts were delivered during the week of Dec. 19.” Delivering the baskets from Island View, are, left, Eden Boytel, life enrichment co-ordinator and Rob Powell, driver.

Pet Adoptions






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Quilt guild supports Seniors at Home

Members of the Arnprior District Quilt Guild, as they have for several years, provided the clients of the Hot Meals On Wheels program as provided by Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home (ABMSH) with specially designed placemats – one side Christmas and the other for everyday use. Making the presentation on behalf of the guild is vice-president Chris Gordon. Accepting on behalf of ABMSH are Marg Bourk, co-ordinator of both social and volunteer programs and Dennis Harrington, executive director.  

This beautiful girl is Katerina! Katerina is a wonderfully sweet and affectionate cat. She would love a quiet home where she would have a sunny window to gaze at the world during the day and a warm lap to curl up on in the evening. She is a senior lady at approx. 9 years old, and while she tolerates other cats, she would appreciate a home where she could be the only pet. Katerina is considered special needs as she does require twice daily medication for her thyroid, as well as regular blood testing to make sure she stays healthy. Please consider giving Katerina her forever home.

Arnprior Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! Website: Email: • 613-623-0916

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Terry Stavenow, Broker View listings @

John O’Neill Sales Representative


Thinking of Buying or Selling – Call Terry at 613-623-4284 16 MAPLE DR., ARNPRIOR

BUS: 613-270-8200 • RES: 613-832-2503





Excellent bungalow in a great neighbourhood. Immediate possession Call Terry MLS 1026407 $299,000

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NEW PRICE Contemporary new home, energy wise home unequaled in this area. Call Terry for all the details. MLS 940435 Asking $400,000








OTTAWA RIVERFRONT Ottawa River Custom Home that has everything! Stunning Views and Quality through out. MLS 1027239 $849,900

33 Acre Sugar bush with 0pen Field many great building sites MLS 1028516 Asking $174,000



MLS # 1038874

MLS # 1029284





2BR condo in move in condition, guest suite and large common rooms. Call for details

NEW LISTING Outstanding Bungalow, hardwood floors, 2 baths and gleaming Kit, private backyard

MLS 1032517 $169,500

MLS 1034888 ASKING $299,500

Now is a great time to buy & sell. Call Terry Today 613-623-4284

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John Roberts Broker 613-832-0902

2255 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5

The Denty - $240,900 1526 SqFt 2-Story Semi 3 Beds, 2½ Baths Concrete Front Porch Open Concept Design Corner Walk-In Pantry Kitchen Island with Raised Bar Top nd 2 Floor Laundry Master with Walk In Closet

The Whitty - $254,900 1750 SqFt 2-Story Semi 3 Beds, 2½ Baths Concrete Front Porch Open Concept Design Kitchen Island with Raised Bar top 2nd Floor Laundry Master with Walk In Closet

Model Home on Baskin Drive in Arnprior


Mon -­‐ Fri 8 -­‐ 4, Sat & Sun 11 -­‐ 4

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New Listing! 6864 Harbour Street, Fitzroy Harbour Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom bungalow on an extra deep 66’ x 202’ lot extending to Kedey Street to access the 20’ x 22’ detached garage out back, propane gas heat, lovely living/dining room with wood fireplace, finished basement with rec room & sitting room, includes 5 appliances. A true gem in a lovely and quaint community along the Ottawa River 35 minutes from the city! $244, 900

New Listing! 1526 Stanleyfield Crescent, Greely Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow with main floor den in a very desirable neighbourhood set on a 80’ x 245’ lot (half acre) with fenced back yard and rear deck. Open concept living, dining & kitchen, master with ensuite & walk-in closet, finished basement with rec room and games room, includes 5 appliances. Natural gas furnace 2014. Lovely community close to Ottawa! $424,900

104 Bonnie Lane, Marathon Village Terrific 3+1 bedroom home in a great location just 2 minutes outside of Carp Village on a quiet cul-de-sac of homes featuring open concept living, dining & kitchen, hardwood & tile flooring, kitchen with breakfast island, his & her closets in master bedrm, finished basement with 4th bedrm, 3 pce bath, fireplace in famrm & access to garage from laundry room. Propane heat. Huge fenced backyard with deck, above ground pool & nice shed with no rear neighbours $334,900

173 Baillie Avenue, Constance Bay Spacious 3+1 bedroom across street from the Ottawa River with water access close by. Hardwd in living room & 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with door to wrap-around deck, huge master suite overtop the garage with large balcony, 2 full baths, fireplace in living room, rec room has corn stove and access to the oversized 2 car garage, 100’ x 100’ lot with fenced backyard! Natural gas heat & Bell high speed internet. Only 20 minutes to Kanata! $319,900

LD SO Condo! 3 Stonebank Crescent Unit 4, Bells Corners Lovely 1 bedrm condo townhome within steps to NCC trails, shops, restaurants, buses & easy access to Highways 416 & 417& major routes! This home features open concept living and dining rooms, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, stackable washer & dryer in the laundry/storage room, updated windows and it's own pretty yard with a stone patio to unwind. A wonderful home for first time buyers, downsizers or investor! Move right in and enjoy the easy life! $154,900

176 Robertlee Drive, Carp Settle down in this wonderful 3 bedrm bungalow set on a large 115’ x 158’ mature lot within walking distance to Huntley Centennial School, shops, fairgrounds, sports fields, arena & splash pad! This home features a 2 car garage, large storage shed, back patio & deck, natural gas heat, wood-burning fireplace, updated main bath, parquet & tile floors on main floor, nice basement with recrm, 2 spare rooms & a 3 pce bath. List price $349,900

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MLS# • $425,000 Families have it all in this traditional two story home. Large 4+1 bedroom measures over 2200 sq ft. Main floor boasts hardwood throughout, a main floor den and a main floor family room. Oversized eat in kitchen with patio door to large deck. 2nd floor is hardwood. Large master with ensuite and Jacuzzi. Fully finished basement. Enjoy a 27ft round salt water pool with bi-level decking. All of this on 2.9 acres backing on the Dochart Creek.

Lovingly maintained by it’s original owners this 3 bedroom bungalow is located on an oversized (66 X 198 ft) lot backing on the Arnprior Fairgrounds. The main floor boasts hardwood floors throughout. Efficient and bright galley kitchen includes appliances. Dining room has patio doors which open up to a large deck. Just off the deck, enjoy summer evenings in the 3 season sunroom with windows all around. The formal living room has gleaming hardwood floors and a beautiful picture window. The large master bedroom has lot’s of closet space. There is a 4 piece bath on the main. Second bedroom is a good size and the third bedroom is currently used as a den.




MLS# 1032065 • $264,900

MLS# 1031544 • $299,900

76 Chles Steet • MLS# 1029885 • $269,900


Mike & Donna Defalco Sales Rep/Broker


Direct 613-979-2601 | Direct 613-884-7303 Office 613-623-7303


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Shirley Kelly

Sales Representative Office: 613-622-7759 Direct :613-853-6259 EXPLORER REALTY INC.

IMMACULATE all brick bungalow within walking distance of nature trails and the Ottawa River. Pride of ownership in this solid home. Families can spread out with 3+1 bedrooms and an extra bath in the fully finished basement. Upgrades include windows (2yrs), kitchen counters and sink (2 yrs), furnace, hot water tank and air conditioning are less than 10 years, basement renovated in 2014. Enjoy a 3 season sunroom with windows all around overlooking the pool. The back yard is very private with wooden fence and cedar hedge.


Quaint setting awaits you every day after work,short commute to Kanata gets you a lot more for your money! Brick beauty, spacious bungalow nestled on a mature corner lot on a dead end street in the family friendly Hamlet of Waba.

MLS# 1033811 • $259,900

SHOWS LIKE NEW....this adult lifestyle bungalow is perfect for the retiree or professional couple. Gleaming hardwood floors and tile throughout the main level. Beautiful warm kitchen includes stainless steel appliances. Open concept main floor with patio door leading onto a good sized deck. Sunny front bedroom could be the perfect den or office. Large master with 4 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry room is spacious and includes washer and dryer.

MLS# 1013846 • $385,000

Victorian Charm, in this wonderful family home located just minutes away from downtown Arnprior. Many upgrades including a large addition built in 2015. Large gracious rooms for entertaining. Warm kitchen with patio door to bi-level deck. Hardwood and ceramic throughout the main level.


Brokerage independently Owned and Operated

OPEN HOUSE SUN JAN 15, 2 - 4 PM MLS# 1031914 • $319,900

COUNTRY AT IT’S BEST....private, quiet setting on the Waba Creek.This home boasts pride of ownership, fully renovated and move-in ready! Spend days in the summer fishing in your own back yard. Families can enjoy approximately 1.25 acres landscaped with perennial and vegetable gardens. Great space for a family or family visits. Open concept main floor with kitchen, dining and living rms. Enjoy a cozy propane f/p in the living rm.

MLS# 1033518 • $275,000

Solid Bungalow in the heart of Arnprior. Offers lots of space for families. This home offers four spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms. Many options for additional space in the lower level with a rec room and a full bathroom in the basement. Shed in the backyard has 15 amp service. Easy 30 minute commute to Kanata.



180 Poole St. Arnprior


MLS# 1024136 • $184,900

Super clean renovated 3 bedroom home on large corner lot. Large sunfilled living room with newer laminate floors. Modern eat-in kitchen includes built in wall oven, counter top range, fridge and dishwasher. Lot’s of counter space...great for entertaining.

MLS 1034061 $299,900



613-432-7562 Metroo City Realty Ltd. (R (Renfrew) Brokerage okerage A locally owned Independent Member Broker

330 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew K7V 1N3

MLS# 1022238 • $139,900

Immaculate 2 bedroom condo with modern renovations and décor. Quiet all brick building in great location. This top floor unit is bright with a bay window in the large living room. Great galley kitchen with dining area. All appliances are included. Newer windows since 2007.





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An outstanding two storey 3 bedroom home with 3 bathrooms, LR and DR and kitchen all allow excellent views of the mighty Ottawa River! Fireplace in the living room, family room on the second floor, custom equipped 2 car detached garage for every man’s dream location! Garage fully insulated with a loft above, paved drive, in floor radiant heat, top of the line flooring throughout. Location! Location! Location! Call Helen at 432-0058


An excellent farm for you at this address. Ideal location near Waba Rd and just off Bellamy Rd. A solid brick bungalow with two levels totally finished, large detached garage and swimming pool all on 230 acres. Large barn on the property as well. Call Helen at 432-0058 or Ross at 433-1133





Direct: 613.864.6910 Office: 613.622.7759 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, January 12, 2017 21

39 Renfrew Ave W., Suite 203 Renfrew, ON

613-432-8122 Helping you is what we do.


Broker of Record


Allison Mulvihill

Sherri Cobus




Sales Representative


Mike Coulas

Sales Representative

261 WILLIAM AVE • Nestled at the end of a quiet street. • 3 bedrms • Larger family room addition at the back of the house. • Private deck • New shingles 2013 • New gas furnace 2013 • New central air 2016 $160,000 MLS# 1038312 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

67 McLEAN ST. • 3 beds, 1.5 baths, partially finished basement, carport, new gas heat, central air and more in this solid brick bungalow on the quiet north end of McLean St. • Backs on the ravine so no rear neighbors for privacy. • Economical living that will fit your budget! Call for a viewing before it’s gone!

$189,600 MLS# 1026245 Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092

Real Estate Broker

409 HAIG AVE Very clean and move-in ready! This 2+1 bedrm has a double paved driveway and nice curb appeal. Nice backyard backing onto a scenic field. Updated windows throughout. Cozy floor plan & lots of natural light. All furnishings included! LP $169,500 MLS# 1038834 Call Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

716 CALVIN ROAD • Affordable 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a very functional floor plan. • Dining/Living room on main floor with eat-in kitchen. Master features patio door to large wrap around deck • Private, deep back yard. New well & septic $182,500 MLS# 1015512 Call Gerry O’Neil 613-432-2333 or Mike Coulas 613-432-0092

Put your holiday getaway or retirement home here in this very popular subdivision across from Calabogie Peaks! This flat level lot offers enough area at .5 of an acre to build your dream home. Enjoy year round recreation with great golf, boating, fishing, swimming, as well as skiing right across the road. Deed access to the lake is included too. Take a look today!

$48,900 MLS# 1037734 Call Mike Coulas 613-432-0092

221 TASSE AVE • Bungalow in great location with 3 bedrooms • Good sized living room, 3 pc bathroom, galley kitchen, dining room. Hardwood & vinyl flooring throughout. • Some newer windows & new gas furnace. $129,000 MLS# 1033719 Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880




Catherine O’Neil Real Estate Broker



Gerry O’Neil

126 MARJORIE ROAD • 3 + 1 Bedroom home situated on the outskirts of Cobden on 2+ Acres. • Built in 2010 with ICF Foundation, propane furnace, central air & attached double garage • Open concept with laminate & ceramic flooring throughout. Finished lower level with family room, 4pc bath/laundry & bedroom

$339,000 MLS# 1033084 Calll Cathy O’Neil 613-432-0073

149 STEVENSON CRES • Unique 4 level home in a prime residential location. Main floor office, master bedroom, formal open concept living/dining with stone gas fireplace. • Beautiful galley kitchen, cozy sunken family room. Lower levels provide 3 bedrooms, 4 pc bath & exercise room. • This home has been well maintained with upgrades done throughout. Double carport & treed lot

$322,500 MLS# 1037307 Call Gerry O’Neil or Cathy O’Neil 613-432-0073

1137 CONSTANT LAKE RD • Private 2 Bedroom home that must be seen on the inside. • Great country location only 10 min to Eganville or 30 to Renfrew/Pembroke • Large entrance/laundry area, updated bathroom, galley kitchen and dining area, cozy living room with propane fireplace. Detached double garage!

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Seniors learn about life on the home front

Officials say it was a very fun and interesting Breakfast N’ Learn (BNL) for November when Carol Ann Flannery – One Woman Show – presented ‘On the Home Front.’ Flannery colours her legs with tea bags as the ladies did during World War II when there was a shortage of nylon stockings. The BNL as presented by Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home and sponsored by Tierney Stauffer LLP provides a variety of topics of interest to those age 55 and over. The next BNL takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25 when Jackie Laughlin, manager of RBC, Arnprior will be presenting on ‘How seniors can identify and protect themselves from fraud.’ To register, by phone, 613-623-7984 Seniors at Home. BNL takes place at the Galilee Centre, 8:30 a.m., breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by the guest speaker. Cost to attend is $6.50 payable the morning of. Deadline to register is Monday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE GUIDE View All These Open Houses Online At

$139,900 MLS# 1033864 Call Allison Mulvihill 613-433-2880

Shirley Kelly Sunday January 15th 2-4pm 180 POOLE ST., ARNPRIOR

SOLD Thank You For Your Business! Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

SOLD Thank You For Your Business! Sherri Cobus 613-432-1947

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Charlotte Leitch Sunday January 15th 2-4pm 76 CHARLES ST., ARNPRIOR

377 BRUCE ST The only vacant residential lot in town for sale at over 4.5 acres! With 2 available entrances it could be easily severed too! Town water on site, you install your own septic! Live in Renfrew and feel like your in the country with plenty of privacy. Tranquil pond at rear with varied wildlife to enjoy year round, great skating on smooth ice in winter! Motivated Seller!

NOW $99,500 MLS# 957023 Call Mike Coulas at 613-432-0092

Donna Defalco Sunday January 15th 2-3:30pm 34 MACDONALD ST. S, ARNPRIOR

John O’Neill Sunday January 15th 1-3pm 95 NEILSON ST., ARNPRIOR

Call Leslie or Christine to find out how to advertise your Open House! 613-432-3655

Alzheimer Awareness Month 2017 January is Alzheimer Awareness Month! Did you know that women are doubly affected by Alzheimer’s disease? They outnumber men living with the disease and more often than not shoulder the responsibility of caring for a family member with it. You know these women. They are the special women in your life – mothers, wives, sisters, grandmothers, and friends. That’s why this January during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is joining our colleagues across the country to launch a nationwide campaign to get Canadians talking about Alzheimer’s disease. We want women to take action, be Alzheimer’s savvy, know the warning signs and take steps to reduce their risk – not only for themselves but for those they care about. For more information: News-%20and-%20Events/UpcomingEvents/January%20Awareness%20 Month

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Arnprior Packers, Renfrew Timberwolves battle it out in CCHL2 action TIFFANY LEPACK

The Central Canada Tier Two Hockey League did not slow down over the holiday break with Ottawa Valley rivals facing off numerous times. The Arnprior Packers are currently tied for second place in the Richardson Division with 54 points with the Richmond Royals and in first place is the Perth Blue Wings with 57 points. The Renfrew Timberwolves are in eighth place with 10 points, but had a huge win over Richmond before the new year. On Friday, Jan. 6 the Packers and Timberwolves faced off in Renfrew. The Packers let the Wolves have it winning 12-2. The Packers had four goals in the first period, three in the middle frame and five in the final stanza. Getting on the score sheet for the Packers were: Adam Johnston had a hat trick; Matthew Labrosse, Daniel Monk, and Bailey Hein all had two goals; and Andrew MacKinnon, Calvin Wheatley and Ryan Bangs each put up one.

Ryan Pettigrew and Jack Rouleau scored for Renfrew. On Jan. 8 the Packers loss a close one to the Winchester Hawks 4-3 in overtime. On Jan. 3 Labrosse received an honourable mention for the league's player of the month. Labrosse has 35 goals in 36 games and 47 assists for 82 points so far this season. The Packers made a couple of trades on Jan. 8 when they acquired Greg Heika from the Prescott Flyers for a player development fee (PDF). Heika was leading the Flyers with 28 goals and 48 points. The Packers also sent Joey Vaughan to the Winchester Hawks for a PDF. On Jan. 13 the Wolves are on the road in Westport for an 8 p.m. game and on Jan. 14 they host the Winchester Hawks at Ma-Te-Way at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the Packers travel to face the Ottawa Canadians at 7:20 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 12 they are in Perth to face the Perth Blue Wings Sherry Haaima/Metroland at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 15 Arnprior Packer Ryan Bangs skates around Renfrew’s Jack Rouleau. Bangs went on to score his first goal as they host the Metcalfe Jets at the Nick Smith Centre at 7:30 p.m. the Packers beat Renfrew Timberwolves on Jan. 6 in Renfrew 12-2.




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Arnprior hockey day offers choice games, righteous ’80s concert DEREK DUNN

Minor hockey day at the end of this month will feature fun and games for all ages, but it caps off with a righteous concert that 1980s kids will think is pretty choice, big time. Hair Force One, The Future of 80s Hair Metal, are pretty happenin', according to organizer Dustin Dorken. Everyone from headbangers to jocks will most definitely have a legit time. "They take you right back to high school," Dorken said. "They don't just cover heavy metal either. “There's Bon Jovi, everything. And they put some comedy in, too."

Cowabunga. Organizers with Arnprior Minor Hockey Day are adamant that the dance be for everyone in the community over the age of majority. It is a fundraiser for kids' hockey, but the Nick Smith Hall is for everyone, even space cadets. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available at Nick Smith, online at or or by calling Chris Herrick at 613-880-7265. However, a big day is planned before that - beginning with almost all Arnprior teams playing, the majority against Renfrew teams. A pancake breakfast in the hall is

from 8 to 11 a.m. The official puck drop with representatives from both the Town of Arnprior and Township of McNab/ Braeside takes place at 11:30 a.m. Activities take place all day long, including games in a mini stick rink, digital target shooting and, new this year, a shot at thousands of dollars. It happens during the 7:30 p.m. Sens Alumni versus minor hockey coaches' game. "Tickets will be sold all day for the $10,000 shootout," Dorken said. "Presented by Stephen Dodd of Investors Group, one lucky fan will have their name drawn during the intermission of the game. They will shoot from centre ice for the chance to take home 10 grand.

"It would be outstanding if someone could pull that off!" Also outstanding, he added, would be if the coaches won this year. That would make up for last year's convincing loss to the former pro hockey stars. "Our plan is to redeem ourselves this year," said Dorken, almost convincingly. He blames last year's loss on the Sens' good goaltending. "And he wasn't even an NHL goaltender. I said, 'Next year bring us an NHL goalie.'" Mulvihill Insurance will again sponsor the game that was well attended last year. Justin Phillips, former linebacker with the CFL's Redblacks, will drop

Cobras win Cobden tournament

The Arnprior Atom Knights won the Cobden Cobras Atom Tournament in early December. They won again Barry’s Bay 4-3. They won the second game against Deep River in overtime, 4-3 and they won the third and final game in overtime against Renfrew, 2-1. Celebrating the big win in the back row, from left, are head coach: Brent McMullen, manager: Corry Saunders, assistant coach: Mark Teskey, Sean Connoughan, Adam Kealey, Drew Reid, Ethan McMullen, Daniel Pecaskie, Andrew Toner, Brody Taniwa, trainer: Jay Connoughan, assistant coach: Trevor Reid. Middle row: Sam Lavictorie, Emmett Barr, Colton Teskey, Jackson McNeill McLellan, Trent Whitman. Front row: Luke Peebles, Ethan Saunders, AJ Wilson. Missing from photo Nick McMillan.

the puck and be on hand to meet with fans. From Ottawa, Phillips won the Grey Cup with Calgary in 2014, and is currently a free agent. Although hockey day is easier to organize now that it is in year two, volunteers are more than welcome to help out in any way they see fit. Again, there is no prerequisite to having kids in minor hockey, Dorken said. It is about bringing hockey to the wider community. "We'll take just about any help we can get," he said. "It should be a lot of fun." Where's the beef ? Arnprior Minor Hockey Association has a website and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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Miss Crosby, as always, was at school by the time the first one of us arrived in the morning. My brother Emerson once suggested he wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she slept there all night. The Christmas holidays were over, and we were right back into the usual routine at the Northcote School. And every morning I looked for the special gift I had given Miss Crosby the night of our Christmas concert. And then, just after we had been back a few days, there it was. The white hanky I had given her, tucked into the cuff of her dress, with one corner sticking out just far enough that I could see the red rose that had been embroidered on it. Miss Crosby, ever cautious not to single one pupil out, gave no sign that she was wearing my gift. But I knew it was the one I had given her, and that was all that mattered. I had a hard time paying attention to my lessons that day, and wanted so badly to tell everyone that the hanky, which had cost 19 cents at

I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church MARY COOK on Sundays. A plain white hanWalker’s Store in Renfrew, kie held every was now tucked neatly into cent I owned. This is where the cuff of my teacher’s young girls tied the few pendress sleeve. And as often nies they had into a corner happened to me, my mind of the hankie, and of course, wandered that day. With my it was tucked away for safe work done and my scribbler keeping, out of sight in case closed, I thought a lot about a brother decided to help hankies. himself to a penny or two. Girls and women called That day in school, when them hankies, whereas boys I let my mind wander, I and men called them hand- thought too of Mother and kerchiefs. Father’s weren’t her hankies. She had several fancy or white like Uncle fancy hankies, one of which Lou’s. Father’s were either she always carried in her navy or red with dots and purse. squares. He wore his tucked And before going into into his back pocket, and it town, or to visit, she took served many purposes be- her bottle of “Evening In sides being used to blow his Paris” cologne, and gave the nose. It cleaned pieces of hankie a good dash so that machinery, wiped the toes every time she opened her of his Sunday shoes, and purse, she smelled like the polished his pipe. perfume counter at Ritza’s My sister Audrey and Drug Store in Renfrew.

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

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Proud Parents: Jenny & Matthew LeCollier Sibling: Stella LeCollier Weight & Length: 7 lbs 7 oz, 20”

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September 8, 2016

October 24, 2016

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Proud Parents: Mike & Kayla Wright Sibling: Denver Weight & Length: 8 lbs 5 oz., 18.5”

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Corbin Christopher Morris June 5, 2016

Maizie Yolanda McMahon October 18, 2016

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Nathaniel William Parker Hayes September 8, 2016

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Charlie (Charles) Daniel Snider & Char Sophia Barbara Snider September 29, 2016

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Proud Parents: Craig & Nicole McCallion Weight: 7 lbs, 2 oz

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Proud Parents: Ian & Michelle Lawson Siblings: Lane & Lila Weight & Length: 7 lbs 3 oz, 19.5”

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

IT’S A GIRL! Ian and Michelle Lawson, along with big brother Lane and big sister Lila, are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Lorelei Jean. Born on December 2nd and overjoying once again grandparents, Byron and Debbie Martineau and Paul and Audrey Lawson. Lorelei is also blessed with her loving Uncle Dan, Auntie Andrea and Uncle Lucas. A big thank you to Dr. Thorne and the incredible nursing staff at Queensway Carleton Hospital. 2x51ag







THANK YOU I would like to express my thanks for the great retirement party! I was overwhelmed at the large turnout; actually I was lost for words if you can believe that! To my friends and co-workers for organizing this great get together. It was so nice to see my family, friends and their spouses, co-workers, past and present from every department I’ve worked with over the last 38 ½ years. Thanks also to my nurse manager Jessica Gilbert, Randy and Ellen, Julia and all the doctors that came to celebrate my years at R.V.H. The tremendous generosity of everyone for the monetary collection, flowers, gifts, certificates, ties, cards and well wishes thanks from everyone. To Tania and Lois for sharing a precious part of their lives with me to cherish forever. Thank you to Father Holly for his words of kindness towards me! To Debbie Patterson, Bonnie Nolan, Dr. Maxwell Buxton, thanks for the laughs and tears with your antics and memories we have shared over the years. Kudos to Bill and Bea Nesbitt whom hosted the after-hours party they weren’t aware it was happening (Blame Holly) Thank you! Last but not least to the Italian gentleman that gave me a tube of A535 for a gift, thanks I sure needed it as I was a bit stiff in the joints the morning after. Thanks for the memories, hope to see you all out and about. Sincerely, Marie Smith

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THANK YOU George Arthur Finan 1946-2016 The family of George Finan would like to extend their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, visitations, messages of sympathy and cards during the recent loss of our beloved brother, George. Special thanks to the Arnprior Hospital for the extensive, superb care that he received. Also, to the Boyce Funeral Home for the outstanding Christmas Memorial Service with card and medallion remembrances, music and refreshments. These acts of kindness and thoughtfulness were deeply appreciated. Doreen, Reginald and Wayne.

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May – 53 of Prescott, Ontario passed away on Monday December 19, 2016 at BGH Garden Street site Palliative Care due to a long battle with a rare hereditary progressive disease called Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Born on April 20, 1963 in Perth, Ontario to Willard Payea (deceased since early 1964) and Lillian (Terriah) Sicard (deceased since Sept. 2, 2006) Sherry was raised by her mother and a step-father, along with her five siblings. She attended Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville, Ontario. She met Bill Porteous in January of 1993 and later married Bill, on October 27, 1995, however prior to this marriage Sherry had a daughter Tania Payea (Scott Hillocks) residing in Prescott, Ontario and a son John Cross (Amanda Rodwell) residing in Woodstock, Ontario – she was extremely happy and proud to see their progress and successes before she passed away. She also has six grandchildren she loved very much – Gabbrielle(13), Hope(12), Charisma(11), Denim(8), Tucker(7), and one in particular stole her heart having raised him from a baby, Jacobe Payea(15). Sherry’s life was in no way easy no matter how you looked at it, stemming from her childhood right up and including her health situation but she didn’t waist precious time feeling sorry for herself nor did she ask ‘why me?’ she simply took one day at a time and lived each day to the fullest – it might have merely been that she simply felt well enough to get out and go to the bingo today or to the casino or maybe it was strolling down Main Street in her wheelchair taking Jacobe to the beach. It might have been the passion she held for purses, clothing, shoes and jewelry – whatever it was she was surely a special sort of person. She repeatedly rejected being picked up by car to avoid the pouring rain on her way to meet her sister for coffee at Tim Hortons, preferring to experience the outdoors and choosing to wheelchair it just to be out there; out there with her big red umbrella held in one hand covering her wheelchair as she drove it up and over the large overpass irrespective of the rain. Sherry had been on and off life support four times in the last seven years and once she literally just came home and was wholeheartedly sitting on the beach enjoying the sun the next. She simply made a choice and refused to waste what she knew was limited precious time. Whatever it was that was her driving force it showcased a special sort of human being. As with all of us, Sherry was not a perfect person, yet definitely a product of her growing up environment, she however was one of the lucky ones, she understood the need to focus on her own behavior and not others. She learned to forgive freely the wrongs against her. Lucky enough to understand early that forgiveness didn’t condone what others did to her – it simply freed her from reliving the hurt over and over again. She was predeceased by her brother David Payea (on April 19 2010 at age 49) who had the same disease she was born with. She is survived by sisters, Marie Daubney (Dave) of Brockville, Norma Stephenson (Dale) of Mallorytown, Aline Keary (Paul) of Brockville and Kathie Serson of Brockville, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her friend Penny and special friend and sister-in-law Bev. At Sherry’s request there were no arranged services. We would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Beverage for his honesty and truly hearing Sherry’s wishes. As well a special thank you to both the BGH First Floor Nursing Staff for all they did for Sherry and our family and the BGH Palliative Care Garden Street site for their absolute professional and loving care with Sherry and our entire family during her last days. You all made a difficult time as easy as it could possibly be. Much appreciated, thank you!







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


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FLEURY, Norman Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Renfrew Victoria Hospital at the age of 82. Beloved spouse of Geraldine McCullum. Dear father of Jamie Malcolm, Renee, Bruce, Blake, Dave and Kim Fleury. A Memorial Service was held at St. James Catholic Church, Portagedu-Fort, on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences or donations may be made at

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




Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site, on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Elva Jean (nee Ogilvie) Hare, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Elwood Hare and dear mother of Eldon (Patricia) Hare and grandmother of Scott Hare (Renee). Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews including Linda Steacy. Elva was predeceased by all her siblings Blanche Birtch, Harold, Lorne, John, Robert, George, Ralph Ogilvie and by her sisterin-law Joan Ogilvie. A celebration of Elva’s life was held at the Irvine Funeral Home Reception Centre, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1-3 pm. Interment will be at Bishops Mills at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville General Hospital Foundation Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Elva online at

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McCARTHY, Elizabeth (Bess) Mary

Hube, Jack Allen

September 29, 1934-January 4, 2017 Retired-Ontario Hydro/Nepean Hydro/ Former Owner of Bayview Lodge, White Lake

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Jack Hube of Castleford, Ontario at the age of 82 years. Jack went to join his beloved wife Marlene (March 2, 2016). Loving and proud father of Mark (Debbie), Scott and Pam Hube (Garry Amm). Jack was predeceased by an infant daughter Kelly. Cherished and devoted grandfather of Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Natasha, Rachael, Emily, Mary, Brian, Darren and Jason. Dear brother of Ron Hube (Audrey) of Huntsville, Ontario and Carol Scharf of London, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Bill Hube (late Verna) and sisters Betty Dent (late Bud) and Shirley Kerr (late Maxwell). Special uncle of Kim (Norm) and Tracie. Jack will be missed by his friends and neighbours Stuart and Carol Nicholson. Son of the late Charles and Pearl Hube. A special thank you to Dr. Suzuki and to Jack’s nurses; Nicole, Megan, Blaine and Alanah of the Arnprior Hospital. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jack with his family during visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Saturday January 7, 2017 from 11:001:00 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at


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

Peacefully, on January 3, 2016, at the age of 93, our dear mother Bess McCarthy left us to join our father Mervyn and sisters Linda and Joan in heaven. Mom was a kind and loving person. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. And could that smile light up a room! We will miss her dearly. Mom was born on May 8, 1923 in Hastings Sussex England to Herbert and Florence (Wheeler) Freeman; a sister to big brother Ron. She met the love of her life, Mervyn McCarthy during WWII and they were united in marriage on December 12, 1942. Dad returned to Canada in early 1946 and Mom followed a year later with their 2 small children. She would leave England and big city life to settle in the small farming community of Chalk River, ON. Together they raised 5 children and enjoyed 67 wonderful years until Dad’s passing on May 6, 2011. Over the years, Mom and Dad would live in Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba, finally retiring in Renfrew, ON in 1994. In July of 2013, Bess made her final move to Fort Frances, ON to be close to her daughter Cindy. Bess is survived by her daughter Cindy (Ken) Noble, Sons, Basil ( Fran ) McCarthy and Mark (Terri) McCarthy, 19 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Mervyn, daughters Linda Letang and Joan Freeman, Grandson Sean McCarthy, Great granddaughter Madisyn McCarthy, parents Herbert and Florence Freeman and brother Ronald Freeman and his wife Edna. We want to thank Dr. Algie and the nurses for their compassionate care of mom over the years and everyone at Rainycrest who gave mom a smile, a hug or a kind word, it was much appreciated and it always made her day. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date in Renfrew, ON where she will be laid to rest next to Dad. If desired, donations may be made to the Rainycrest Activation Fund or to a charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, PO Box 89, Emo, ON POW 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at



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

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McARTHUR, Douglas James After a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 8, 2017, Doug passed away at Hospice Renfrew, at the age of 59 years. Doug is the much loved son of Betty Eady (nee Gilmour) and the late Harold McArthur. Beloved brother of Margo Mahusky, Bonnie McArthur and John James McArthur. Special uncle to Melanie Dahl (Jacob) and her children Maya and Max. Doug will be missed by his many friends and relatives. At Doug’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Hospice Renfrew or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences or donations may be made at


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MCGARRY Avril Catherine Peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter in Almonte, Ontario on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Avril McGarry (nee MacCabe) of Ottawa, age 84 years. Adored by her husband & best friend, William for 64 years. Beloved sister of Ann, Aideen and Nuala MacCabe. Cherished mother of her children, both natural and adopted, Bill, Ann, Siobhan, Nuala, Ursula, Peter, Daniel, Margaret and Susan McGarry. Grandmother of 19 and great grandmother to 4. Ageless, timeless grace defined Avril leaves a beautiful legacy of loyalty to the highest standards and devotion to simple human kindness. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass to Celebrate Avril’s life in Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte. on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 11 AM. For those who may choose to honour Avril with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. (613)256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

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









DeJONG, Andy – In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away January 14, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with ALS.

LEPINE, Elwood

Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at the age of 89. Elwood will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his sister Viola. At Elwood’s request, cremation has taken place. Spring interment details to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Pinard, and the staff at Bonnechere Manor for the great care given to Elwood. Online condolences/donations:


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

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

2x31 NANNE, Peter November 15, 1959 – January 11, 2016 We close our eyes, And hear your voice, When you left it wasn’t our choice. We see that big smile on your face, Followed by that infectious laugh, None on earth can take your place. You are gone but will never be forgotten, Fresh our love will always be, For as long as there is memory, Sunsets Forever Love Diana, Rebecca, Pat, Christine, Jeff Rob & Emily, Your 7 grandchildren who adored you, Family & Friends


MULVIHILL James “Jimmy” Edward

Peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved Dad of Sheila (Terry Okum), Debbie (Paul Rabishaw), David, Linda (Scott Ingraham), Murray, Layton (Allison), Glen (Julie), and Chris (Tanya). Proud grandpa of Taylor, Tyler, Madison, Joshua, Jordan, Megan, Olivia, Sarah, Ashlyn, Olivia, Hope, Brenden, Christian, and Noah. Dear greatgrandpa of Myah, Brody and Lexi. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his sister Shirley Regan (late Donald) and his step-mother Isabel. Predeceased by brothers Howard (Irene) and Leonard (Judy). He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St., S, Renfrew on Friday January 6th from 2-4, 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Saturday January 7th at 11:00 am. Spring interment Holywell Cemetery, Mount St. Patrick. Donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital or Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated. Online condolences/donations may be made at Online condolences/donations:

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We still miss you As the days and years pass We still miss you As the pain of grief softens We still miss you As new memories are made We still miss you As we smile and laugh We still miss you Today and everyday We still miss you. With love Barb and Kristine.


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

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Roy McCormick 1933 – 2008 As I sit in Heaven, And watch over you every day, I try to let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when you’re laughing, And watch you when you sleep. I even place my arms around you, To calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away, Begging to have me home, So I try to send you signs, So you know you’re not alone. Don’t feel guilty that you have Life that was denied to me. Heaven is truly beautiful, Just you wait and see. So live your life, be free, And know with every breath you take, You’ll be taking one for me. Always loved, Rose, Nancy, Perry, Jeff and Penny

Janet Evelyn Stacey

January 1, 1925 – January 9, 2015

Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. Always in our hearts; Frank, Angela and Steve, Rod and Bobbie, and your Stacey family Sharon and Byron, Brian and Kathy, your Martin and Wilson family, your Crozier family


BUCK CALDWELL December 30, 2015 ‘Tis well he will suffer no more, In the loved land of the blest, Pain fled as he tread Heaven’s shore; It left him at peace and rest. We miss you a lot, From your Brother-in-law Alden and Godchild Rebecca

In Loving Memory of my Darling Daughter

September 13, 1978 - January 10, 2013

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Missing you more than ever. Love always Matt xxx

In Memory of our beautiful daughter and sister. Misty Dodge (Kid Sr)

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Aldrich - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather & greatJan 18, 38 - Dec 29, 15 grandfather, Percy, who Our Beloved. The McMullen Family passed away January 11, 1986. This day is remembered and quietly kept. In Loving Memory of No words are needed, Vern Rose We never forget. For those we love Sept 26, 1939Don’t go away Jan 3, 2016 They walk beside us I have lost my soul’s every day. companion, A life linked with my Donald G Robillard Love always wife Kathy own. In loving memory of our and daughters Gerry, And day by day I miss dear dad who went to Jackie, Kitty, Kim and him more, his eternal rest January Families As I walk through life 8, 1997. alone. We hold you close within our hearts, Lovingly remembered And there you will ALGUIRE, Tina In loving memory of our Carole and Family remain. To walk with us through- precious daughter, sister and auntie who passed out our lives, away January 12, 2008. Until we meet again. Beyond the Sunset- It has been nine long and lonely years without our together forevermore. beautiful loved one. We shall never forget. If we could have only one wish, Forever loved by all We would pray for all of us. those happy times with Tina again. We miss her terribly MOORE, G. Ronald – January 8, 2013 every day and always Those whom we love go out of sight will. But never out of mind They are cherished in the hearts Forever and always in Of those they left behind our hearts Loving and kind in all his ways Dad, Mom, Lisa, Darin A twinkle and a smile he had always and nephew Sterling Sincere and true in heart and mind Beautiful memories he left behind! Your loving wife and best friend, Dinie and family LAWRENCE MCMULLEN




GOBEIL, Sylvio (Smokey) - who left us January 15, 2007. You’re not forgotten, Nor ever shall you be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. There is nothing that can take away The love a heart holds true, For each and every day, We will think of you. Dearly missed by wife June, Sons, Michael (Karry), Geoff (Daphne) and Grandchildren Layne, Blake, Brandon & Brooke

Although my leaving caused pain and grief, My going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, Not as I am now but as I used to be. I will remember you all and look on with a smile, Understand in your hearts I’ve only gone to rest awhile. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you. Say Hi to Mom and give her hugs and kissed from us MOTT, Allan Joseph – November 1956 January 2010. It has been seven years since your life was taken so savagely! Words cannot express how I miss you. Always in my heart Love you, Mom


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2x28 Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, But remember me in every tomorrow.

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Always and forever in our hearts, Love from Candi (Kid Jr) and your loving step-dad Paul Xxoo



Sophie Grant

It is very hard to express just how very much I miss you. Your wonderful smile, great laugh, sense of humour and your personality filled the house. We shared so many wonderful times and so much laughter. I have so many treasured memories and will forever be grateful to have had such a wonderful daughter and will always be proud to be Soph’s mum, love forever my darling girl.



MOULTON, Ronald – In loving memory of a dear brother and uncle who passed away January 17, 2012. Treasure him God in your garden of rest, For in the world he was one of the best; To a beautiful life came a sudden end, He died as his lived everyone’s friend. He was always thoughtful and kind, What a wonderful memory he left behind. Always loved and missed by sister Verna, nieces, nephews and families.



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FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, appliances included. $800/month + utilities, Call 613-312-7437 or 613-312-7320 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 storey older home in Carp. $1,300 per month plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-839-8733

Cardinal. 900 sq. ft. bungalow. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Fully carpeted. Including all appliances, vac, A/C. Full unBetter Option central furnished basement. Yard. Mortgage Storage shed. Parking for #10969 3+ cars on paved drive1-800-282-1169 way. Pet and smoke free house. Available now. $1,250/month includes utilities. First and last required. Contact Aris Need Money? We are a common sense private 613-297-2549. lender. Four Corners Mortgages, Mike Martel Mort- Prescott - One bedroom, accessible, gage Broker 613-345-5284 wheelchair central location, front and FSCO 12725. rear entrance, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, parkFOR SALE ing. References, first and last required. Pets on approval. $850. all inclusive. 613-925-0720 leave a message

Eliminate High Heating Bills! Dealership Name The Furnace Broker City, 8109 Road 38,State Godfrey, ON Phone Number 613-539-9073 All Classic Edge outdoor wood furnaces adapt easily to new or existing heating systems. It’s important that your outdoor furnace and system be properly sized and installed. See your local dealer for more information.


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Prescott - Second floor apartment with loft bedroom and den. New floors, new eat-in kitchen, central location. References, first and last required. Pets on approval. $810. all inclusive. 613-925-0720 Prescott Rare Opportunity one and two bedroom apartments. Suitable for seniors, well maintained. Appliances, parking included. GK3 Group w w w . g k 3 . c a 613-499-3293.





RENFREW - 1 bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors, large bathroom fully equipped kitchen. First & last. NO PETS. Hydro & heating NOT included. Mature adults only. $ 675.00 month. 613-623-4747 RENFREW: 3 bedroom House, Gas Furnace/central air, all appliances, carport, nice yard, non smokers, no pets, $1000 month plus utilities, first/last/ sec. deposit, for viewing Call 613-432-5954 Available Nov. 1st, 2016

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RENFREW/ DOMINION St 3 bedroom house, fridge, stove, first/last, lease, $900/month plus gas, hydro and water. 613-433-3053

$1,300 + Utilities in Arnprior Available February 1 2017, 2 Story Town, 3 Beds, 1.5 Baths 5 Appliances & Garage Call Jenna at 613-913-2538

INCOME TAX returns. We do Personal and Small Business returns. Starting from $ 45.00. Call Shirley at Burke Bookkeeping Services. 613-432-7179

RENFREW SEMI-BACHELOR APT, 3rd floor, private home, $600/month, electricity and water extra, Call Dr. Ronald Lavinge’s office at 613-432-0242

White Lake, 1017 Point Rd, 1 & + sunroom, ground floor, $675 & $695, renovated, nonsmoking, clean, quiet, secure, parking, fridge, stove, hood fan,, 613-266-4832


McGRIMMON HOLDINGS 1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN RENFREW & COBDEN • Ground floor to 3rd floor units • Mature buildings • Pet friendly • Elevator access • Bachelor units Please call office to set up a viewing McGrimmon Holdings, 914 Gillan Road, Renfrew



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Licensed Renfrew Childcare. Toddler & Preschool Spaces, Nursery School & School Readiness Programs. Full & Part time. More info: or call Child’s Paradise Day Care at 613-432-2627

HELP WANTED DELIVERY ASSISTANT & WAREHOUSE WORKER required. Part time 10-25 hours/week ($12/hr) Must be physically fit to lift and carry furniture, manage on stairs. Load / unload into customers homes. Bondable. Good communication skills, able to take direction and take initiative. Transportation to/from Braeside. To apply call 613-623-4859 You’ll be


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Employment Opportunity Housecleaner wanted in LOCAL INSURANCE Casual Transportation the Ivy Lea area, OFFICE needs Drivers Qualification: Class 613-659-3350 Part Time Help. G or Higher Ontario Drivers Licence Clear Criminal (Renfrew County Area) Record Check and Drivers R.I.B.O. License Abstract A desire to serve is required. our seniors and disabled Hours of Employment: Send Resumes to Coverage for vacation, BOX E c/o holiday, sick time Monday The Renfrew Mercury, to Friday and weekend Renfrew Ontario, coverage Forward ReK7V 2T2 sumes to: Dennis Harrington, Executive Director Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program Staff Accountant Inc. Towne Centre Unit A1-106 McGonigal St. W., We are a well established CPA firm located in Arnprior K7S 1M4 Email: Perth with a varied client base including small, dennisharrington@cssa- medium and large corporations, not-for-profit No Phone En- entities and personal tax clients. We are currently quires

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MECHANIC NEEDED Doug’s Automotive Solutions is looking to hire a mechanic to support our expanding business. We are a full service shop and work on all vehicles makes and models. The facilities in our shop are up to date, and we have the latest software and equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot the electronic systems of all major manufactures, domestic or import. We are looking for a mechanic that is comfortable working in a team environment. The mechanics at our shop will discuss service matters with each other to help everyone with their jobs. We are looking for a mechanic with an S and/or T license. We offer a very competitive salary package commensurate with the skill level and experience of the mechanic. We take great pride in providing excellent service to our customers, completing correct repairs in a timely manner. If the mechanic shows good time management and customer service skills, the compensation package will be adjusted accordingly. Of course, good quality work means that the mechanic must be reliable and punctual, which is a hallmark of Doug’s Automotive Solutions. This position starts immediately and includes a signing bonus and benefits package. Please send resume to: or fax to: 613-431-8293






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

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

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

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





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Company Introduction These positions are for Grenville Castings a division of Cosma International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. Grenville Castings, specializes in low pressure structural die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminum die-cast automotive components. Grenville is proudly committed to manufacture products of the highest quality, reliability and durability for the global automotive market. Through a skilled and dedicated team utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods, Grenville is focused on total customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, employee well-being, and the profitability of our company. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights and Industrial Electricians You will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining equipment to required standards, responding to line calls and equipment failures, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with continuous improvement initiatives. Knowledge of (ABB/Fanuc) Robots would be considered an asset.

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


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Auction Sale Lanark Civitan Hall Saturday, January 14, 2017

Auction 10 a.m.• Viewing 9 a.m.

Terms: Cash or Good Cheque

FOR SALE Reason for selling - transmission failure. Drop sealed bids Marked “Truck” off at Renfrew Hydro by January 31, 2017. Truck can be viewed at Renfrew Hydro, 499 O’Brien Rd. between 8:30am to 4:30pm. CLR730361_0112


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AUCTION SUN, JAN. 15, 2017 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This sale features a whole house full of as new modern furniture, accents, large Group of Seven prints, a shop full of as new tools, upright compressor, Craftsman 27”, Fiskars propane weed trimmer, 9 hp snow blower, Craftsman 22 hp lawn tractor both as new & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: It’s a pleasure to call this sale with such good merchandise, something for everyone, see you there! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call CLS470187_0105

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SUN., JAN 22, 2017 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY. RD. 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a good variety of collectibles such as a stamp & sport card collection, comics, antiques, furniture & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of items for different interests, you never know what we’ll find! For a detailed list w/photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash or Chq w/ Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call:

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Auctioneer: Jim Beere



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






Upcoming Waterfront Real Estate Auction Friday Jan 13 - 4 pm to 7 pm *** Saturday Jan 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm & Sunday Jan 15 - 1 pm to 4 pm

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


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Local 613-623-7518, Fax: 613-224-3330,E-mail: Localevents eventsand andhappenings happeningsover overthe thecoming comingweeks weeks— —free freeto tonon-profit non-profitorganizations organizations Fax: The community calendar is offered as a free public service for non-profit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number for us to reach you for clarification. Notices can be emailed to derek.dunn@ or dropped off at our office at 35 Opeongo Rd. in Renfrew.

the ‘Budget Bites’ wallet-friendly cooking class will be back in the new year! The newest iteration of the class will feature all new recipes that can be prepared at less than $2 per person. Residents interested in participating can sign up for this free class by calling the Family Health Team at 613-622-5763. Samples of all recipes will be provided. Space is limited; sign up early to secure your spot!

• January 12

• January 19

ALPHA Course. Is there more to life than this? Who is God and what is His plan for humanity? How can we know Him? A 13 week study will be held at Elgin Street Baptist Church, 135 Elgin St., W., beginning on January 12th at 6 p.m. If you would like more information, please call the church (613) 6221069 or visit our Facebook page.

• January 13.14.15

Arnprior District High School music department is conducting a bottle drive over the weekend in support of a trip to New York City.

• January 14

Saturday at 9:30 am the Men’s Ministry breakfast will be at Bethel St Andrew’s United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way (formerly Carleton St.) Fitzroy Harbour. George Shirreff will be our presenter speaking on the Holland Brothers of Ottawa who were early Bytown business and journalist pioneers who had a great impact on Ottawa life. They brought the first moving pictures to Ottawa and pioneered many other innovations. Holland Avenue in the west end is named after them. Contact Ken Stewart at 613-623-3881 for more information or to let us know you will be attending. All men in the community are welcome!

• January 15

Gospel meetings in the Masonic Hall, Sundays 4 to 5 p.m., beginning today. All welcome. Call 613-623-5368 for more.

• January 16

Join the Arnprior Humane society at the Arnprior Legion for Bingo! The first game of the evening is the charity event. Half of the winnings go to the winner & the other half to the humane society. Please arrive for 6 p.m. to ensure you get a seat. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.. There is a kitchen service for food & snacks. Bring your 150 Events Passport to be stamped for this event. Choose this activity for some added fun to your New Year’s routines! Linedance with “The Hy-Liners” as many Monday afternoons for nine weeks as you wish! Choice of 1 or 2 programmes. Welcome to both genders, plus all ages, all Levels. Pre-register now—then complete Registration on starting-dates. Contact Hyacinth—613-623-0976 / mais-brown@ The Arnprior & District Family Health Team is at it again! Thanks to the community’s enthusiasm for the pilot class this past October,

Winter Carnival events include an air bounce from 5 to 9 p.m. and public skate from 8 to 9 p.m. Both at Nick Smith Centre and require a button from the Optimist Club. New beginner tai chi classes with Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Thursdays from 7pm to 8:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior. Improve strength and flexibility, learn stillness. Affordable and fun! Call 613233-2318 for more info. www.taoist. org

• January 20

Winter Carnival events include pub night and Live Food Auction from 5:30 p.m. and a public swim from 7 to 9 p.m. Both at Nick Smith Centre and require a button from the Optimist Club.

• January 21

Spaghetti dinner with entertainment will be held at Burnstown United Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Eat and Sing Along (just not at same time) Wayne Dunham of Ottawa will entertain with popular tunes. A variety of spaghetti sauces, even vegetarian, with bun, salad, beverage and dessert. $12 per adult, $6 for 6-12, free for five and under. Takeout is available. For further information call 613-433-3389 Grace – St. Andrew’s United Church Women’s Winter Roast Pork Dinner Saturday, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John Street North, Arnprior. Tickets at the Door – Adults $15.00, Children Under 6 Years Free; Family of 4 (Children Under 12) $30.00. For Information Call: 613-623-2590, 613-623-5069 or 613-623-5321. Everyone Welcome! Bring a Friend!! Accessible. Take Out Available. Winter Carnival events include a public swim from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nick Smith Centre, and tobogganing from 6 to 9 p.m. at Havey’s Hill, end of James Street. The former requires a button from the Optimist Club while the latter is free. A wine tasting and dance takes place at Nick Smith Centre from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. as part of the Optimist Club Winter Carnival festival Advance tickets required. Art Tree community art show is from today until March 8 at the public library, 21 Madawaska St. Free.

• January 22

Film Club showing is at 2 p.m., Arnprior Public Library. Free but RSVP required.

• January 25

Breakfast N’ Learn hosted by Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home. Wednesday, Galilee Centre, Payment/Greetings 8:30 a.m. breakfast 9: a.m.. 9:30 a.m. Presentation by special guest Jackie Laughlin, Community Manager, Royal Bank. Topic: How Seniors can identify and protect themselves from fraud. Cost $6.50 per person. Register 613623-7981 by 4:p.m. January 23rd, ABMSH, 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior. Age 55 and over welcome. More info Liz Wall 613623-7981. East Side Mario’s from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, all you can eat spaghetti, salad & garlic bread – cost $15.00 in advance $17.00 at the door. Live Entertainment, Door Prizes & 50/50 draw. Proceeds in support of the Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home. Tickets available at 106 McGonigal Street West, Arnprior. Deadline to purchase 12 noon on Monday, January 23rd. More details: Liz Wall 613-623-7981.

• January 27

The Prior Chest Nuts Dragonboat team is hosting a ‘Dessert Bridge’. Joins us at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Parish Hall, Braeside, for an afternoon of bridge or euchre, and some delicious treats. Make up your table and come out for a fun afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Contact Susan (613623-5822) or Donna (613-623-5652) for more information

• January 28

The future of ‘80s hair metal will be at Nick Smith Centre. Hair Force One is live after doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Available at Nick Smith or or hairforce1rocks. com. The show is a fundraiser for Arnprior Minor Hockey, but all over the all of majority are welcome.


MONDAYS: Arnprior Civitan Club meetings first and third Mondays of the month. All welcome. Come join Arnprior’s newest community club. The Arnprior Rotary Club meets at PJ Restaurant, 394 Madawaska Blvd, at 7pm. New members welcome. Arnprior Legion bingo starts at 7 p.m. TUESDAYS: Euchre in the Arnprior Legion back hall is from 1 to 4 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday at Island View Suites at 11 am and again at 11:30 am is a 30 minute low impact exercise classes for seniors. These classes are open to the public. Burnstown art workshops: Adult drawing classes 10-noon. Contact Marlene Schaly or 613-433-3274. Arnprior Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday evening with weigh-ins from 5:30 to 6:50 with meetings starting at 7

p.m. WEDNESDAYS: Arnprior Toastmasters Clubs meets at Island View Suites Retirement Center, in the Bar Room on the first floor at 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Please contact VP Membership Lynne Zander at 613-623-9863. Island View is running a free bus service for seniors on the third Wednesday of each month to a different destination in Ottawa or Renfrew. Departure from IV is at 10 a.m. with return around 2 p.m. Call 613-622-0002 the first day of each month to sign up for one of the 12 seats. Come out to play shuffleboard every Wednesday 2-4 p.m. with The Pakenham Seniors Club # 264 upstairs at the Stewart Community Centre.. Call Anne-613-623-7740 THURSDAYS: White Lake Women’s Institute meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. All are welcome. New beginner tai chi classes with Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi ® Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior. Improve strength and flexibility, learn stillness. Affordable and fun! Call 613-233-2318 for more info. www.taoist. org Knights of Columbus - Bingo, St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, Albert St., Arnprior Starts at 6:45 p.m. Cooking with Chef Wendy at Island View is the second Thursday of each month. It runs from 2-3 p.m. Arnprior Presbyterian Church four-hand euchre, every Thursday, 1-4 p.m., at the church. Admission $5, snack provided. FRIDAYS: A Legion lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burgers $4.50. Open to public. Island View Suites invites seniors to pole walk in the safety of their spacious hallways every Friday morning from 10-11 a.m.. Refreshments to follow. Legion Jam Night is open to the public. Bring an instrument and have some fun. Euchre, $5, at the White Lake Women’s Institute Hall, 7 p.m. SATURDAYS: Bargain basement “Your NonProfit Thrift” at White Lake Women’s Institute open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First and third Saturdays of month: Acoustic music jam, 7 p.m., at White Lake Women’s Institute Hall. First Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., market and social. For info, call 613-623-2776. MON, TUES, THURSDAYS The NL Fountain – an Arnprior community services non-profit - has revamped the Fountain Boutique. Shop Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for new and used clothing and household treasures. 128 Marty Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, January 12, 2017 43






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