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Two in, third likely
Peckett second hopeful to announce bid for McNab-Braeside mayorâ€™s spot
First Arnprior council candidate files. â€“ Page 3
Explosion, fire at Arnprior restaurant. â€“ Page 4
Birding proves popular this winter. â€“ Pages 11, 12
News â€“ Former Arnprior councillor Tom Peckett has joined McNabBraeside Coun. Aldene Styles in the race for mayor of the township. Mayor Mary Campbell has not yet said publicly whether sheâ€™ll run but indicated sheâ€™ll make a decision by the end of this month. Meanwhile, Coun. Brad McIlquham has ďŹ led to run for deputy mayor in the township (see Page 3). Peckett ďŹ led his papers Jan. 20. There has been very little growth in the township and new policies put in place by the current council will stymie growth even further, he said. â€œThe problems with the quarry, lack of investment in the community, reading and recreation agreements with Arnprior and Renfrew, and the looming increase for police are just the tip of the iceberg. Change is needed,â€? said Peckett. He came to the area in 1969 and is married with four children and six grandchildren. He has worked as a police ofďŹ cer, sales and operations manager, loss control technician and retail store owner. Heâ€™s enjoyed each post heâ€™s held over the years for different reason, but thereâ€™s a common theme â€“ the people he encounters. â€œAll of them were good because I got to meet people. I really enjoy that,â€? he said. His decision to run stems from what heâ€™s seen going on in the past while. â€œAfter attending public and council meetings over the past couple of
years, I believe a change in direction is urgently needed in the township of McNab-Braeside,â€? said Peckett in a news release. â€œA person can only complain so much before they should stand up for what they believe in: therefore, I have decided to enter the race for mayor of McNabBraeside.â€? The area needs better promotion and more of an open-arms approach to inspire growth. â€œWeâ€™re going to need to promote ourselves as â€˜the place to liveâ€™ but before we do that weâ€™re going to have to make it â€˜the place to live,â€™â€? he said. â€œWe have to make people feel welcome and currently I donâ€™t think we are.â€? He sings the praises of the township and community. â€œItâ€™s a beautiful area and the people are just great. Neighbours are always helping neighbours,â€? he said. Peckett spent seven years on Arnprior council before losing to Walter Stack in the reeveâ€™s race in 2010. He pointed out it was during this run that an agreement was made between the two communities for library, recreation, and water services that lasted for seven years. He has served as both chair and member of the Arnprior Police Commission. â€œI negotiated with the OPP over several years, managing to keep costs down while still maintaining a good level of service,â€? he said. He was also on the negotiating team dealing with union and nonunion workers. See PECKETT, Page 3
Optimist carnival cuties Lilly Desjardins, 10, left, and Sophie McCorkell, 10, enjoy snow cones in the Nick Smith Centre Community Hall Jan. 16 as part of the Arnprior Optimist Clubâ€™s annual winter carnival. The eveningâ€™s events included bounce activities and the school relay race on ice. For more carnival coverage, see Page 25, 27 and 40.
Leslie earns two medals in snowboarding Sports - Arnpriorâ€™s John Leslie picked up bronze medals in both menâ€™s snowboard cross races in Para-snowboard World Cup competition over the weekend in Colorado. They were his ďŹ rst career medals on the circuit. Leslie is a below-knee amputee who lost his leg to cancer at age 10.
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He recently moved to Whistler, B.C., to train for competitions, including the upcoming Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Arnprior District High School, where Leslie was an accomplished member of the ski/snowboard team, hosted a send-off for the 21-year-old athlete in December. He was presented with a town hat and ďŹ‚ag.
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Lynch to seek second term as councillor
Dan Lynch is the first to file for councillor in Arnprior in the Oct. 27 election. to building on that â€œfoundationâ€? in his second term. â€œI believe that the building blocks, that being the admin-
tion or amalgamation with its neighbour, he said. Lynch also said it makes more sense for council to build a new town hall in the area of the firepolice station than embark on mandatory improvements to the current structure. He said he decided to make his intentions known early in the process to give everyone a chance to evaluate his contributions to council. â€œBy filling out my nomination form now, it will give new people in town a short time to judge my performance as a councillor,â€? he said. â€œHopefully with the support of the persons who voted for me last time along with the new residents, Iâ€™ll be part of the 2014 town council.â€?
McIlquham announces run for deputy mayor Sherry Haaima
News â€“ McNab-Braeside council needs a change in direction, says Coun. Brad McIlquham. That is why he has put his hat in the ring for the deputy mayor position in the Oct. 27 municipal election. Deputy Mayor Christine Blimkie said she will more than likely run again but has lots of time to declare her intentions. â€œMy focus right now is the budget and keeping things running in the township,â€? she said. â€œI would like to ensure we keep business going as usual.â€? McIlquham was elected to council eight years ago after an earlier unsuccessful bid for a spot. The 60-year-old Braeside resident filed his nomination papers Jan 15. He was elected eight years ago after an earlier attempts for a spot on council.
The married father of four children and grandfather of one grew up in Ottawa but moved to the area for high school and has been here ever since. A 28-year employee of Russell Food Equipment, McIlquham wants to see a change in direction at the council table. â€œIt needs a little change and I feel the committees need to move forward a little quicker,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s not running smoothly at the moment. I think there are some committee members not working as a group.â€? Development needs to be encouraged. â€œWeâ€™ve been trying to get development going and nothingâ€™s happening,â€? said McIlquham. â€œThere are all these severances but nobodyâ€™s building. Iâ€™m pushing for a bit of a change on that.â€? Many municipalities, including McNab-Braeside, will see an increase in development
Brad McIlquham: eyes deputy mayorâ€™s job. fees in the near future and McIlquham wants to see a timeline put on that. â€œMaybe we could give developers some time at the old price. Hopefully thatâ€™ll move things forward,â€? he said. McIlquham points to his experience and community involvement as strengths. Heâ€™s been active in area activities, including winter carnivals and Canada Day events and has
sat on all of the council committees in the past eight years. An avid golfer, the councillor is also treasurer at Braeside United Church. The townâ€™s lack of shared library and recreation services with neighbouring Arnprior and Renfrew will continue to be a pressing issue. His focus regarding that issue? â€œItâ€™s going to be to come up with a reasonable deal with Arnprior and Renfrew as far as library and recreation agreements,â€? said McIlquham. â€œBut I still feel we have to be able to do it a reasonable cost.â€? The area and its strengths need to be promoted. â€œWeâ€™ve got the best outdoor recreation opportunities,â€? he said. â€œBetween the Ottawa and the Madawaska rivers, thereâ€™s so much you can do and develop. Weâ€™re just starting to get to it. It needs money and some commitment to make even better than it is now.â€?
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News â€“ Arnprior has its first official candidate for council in this fallâ€™s municipal election. Incumbent councillor Dan Lynch filed his nomination papers Jan. 13. Lynch was first elected to council in 2010. He has been manager at the Arnprior Airport for the past 15 years. Prior to that he was in the military police for 25 years. He came to Arnprior in 1988 when he transferred from Petawawa to the Diefenbunker. Lynch said in his first term council spent a great deal of time putting things in order at town hall. Heâ€™s looking forward
istrative staff and future plans for the Town of Arnprior, are in place,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s like building a house. We have the architects, got the plan and have implemented the basement. Next election it will be time to add the first floor (Streetscape, continue on water management upgrades, to name a few) and I would like to part of that process.â€? Lynch said that town is now in a good position to attract more residents to town. With them will come more business, investment and services, he said. He said heâ€™d like to see a closer working relationship with McNab-Braeside. The town is landlocked and for it to properly expand needs an accommoda-
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If elected, Peckett said he would like to reach out to the farming community to learn more and see what can be done to support that vital segment of the population. â€œI would like to hear from the farming community themselves,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m willing to listen.â€?
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News – One man is injured and a property has sustained fire and structural damage as a result of an explosion and fire Sunday evening in downtown Arnprior. Moe’s Pita and Pizzeria owner Moe Fakih was taken to Arnprior hospital for treatment of burns caused by an explosion at his Madawaska Street restaurant. An Ontario Fire Marshal office investigator took over the scene Tuesday and will conduct a full investigation into the cause of the fire. A statement released by Arnprior fire chief John Okum reports that the Arnprior volunteer fire department was called shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday to respond to reports of an explosion and smoke in a building on Madawaska Street near Bell Street. As local police, fire and paramedic emergency responders arrived on scene, they found Fakih outside with burns to his face and hands. He was treated by Renfrew County Paramedics and taken to the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital, where he remained overnight. The firefighters found smoke was coming from the three-storey building, which contains Moe’s Place on the main level and apartments on the PHOTOS BY DEREK DUNN upper level. Despite the wind and snow, fire crews managed to bring the situation Arnprior firefighters quickly asunder control at the Madawaska Boulevard restaurant. sembled several of its fire appara-
Firefighters arrived quickly on scene at a fire inside the town’s only Lebanese restaurant, Moe’s Place. One person sustained injuries. tuses and deployed fire crews into the structure. A fire located in the basement was extinguished and the building was searched to confirm everyone in the apartments had safely evacuated. The fire department determined that the owner had returned to his restaurant, which had closed at 7 p.m., to retrieve personal belongings and was inside the building when the explosion occurred. He was able to escape the restaurant, call 9-1-1 and notify the apartment’s tenants, who had also been alerted by the sound of the explosion. Okum noted that the building’s
gas and electrical services have been “isolated” and a preliminary investigation was conducted to assess the damage. The building sustained fire damage in the basement and smoke damage in the other two floors. Because of the explosion, an engineer will be needed to determine if the building is structurally compromised. The Ontario Fire Marshal was alerted, a requirement when there are injuries and reports of an explosion. Okum discussed the case with the Fire Marshal’s Office Monday. The investigation will look into the cause and origin of the explosion and determine the full extent of the damage.
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As for Arnpriorâ€™s financial situation, it will become clearer at the end of January, when most of the past yearâ€™s bills come in. In his budget presentation to council, CAO Michael Wildman highlighted the fact that with even with more than $600,000 in new budget pressures, staff has managed to
A highlight of 2013 was the creation of a sustainable financial model and improved infrastructure. A key priority area in 2013 was an action plan and financial model that included a 10-year long range capital forecast and the resolution of financial issues. Key priority areas in 201415 will be infrastructure, economic development and marketing, said Wildman. Improving the financial situation included collection of unpaid bills. â€œStaff continues to collect past due accounts and reduc-
ing accounts receivable,â€? said Wildman. A collection agency has assisted with the garnering of $124,358 of past due utilities payments and $80,570 has been arranged through payment plans. PAST TAXES COLLECTED
In terms of past due property taxes, major gains have been made. â€œIn April, five properties were registered for tax sale,â€? said Wildman. â€œFour of the five properties have paid in full and have been removed form the tax sale registration.â€? An increase in collection in 2013 has decreased delinquent accounts of more than three years from $468,410 to $228,180. The townâ€™s first 10-year long range capital forecast (LRCF) was approved in October, Wildman explained. The asset management plan approved in December indicated there is a gap between lifecycle renewal needs and available funds, so staff increased the recommendation of the rolling road rehabilitation budget line from $475,000 to $675,000. The goal, said Wildman is to ensure self-sustaining programs, including wastewater and waterworks services, cemeteries, protection, inspection and control and waste managements. â€œWeâ€™re not in any different position than any other mu-
nicipality,â€? said Wildman. Capital projects of more than $10,000 are based on the LRCF. An OPP wage increase of 8.5 per cent from 2013-14 makes for an estimated $160,000 increase but an anticipation credit of about $120,000 will offset that cost. â€œWeâ€™ve done a good job of finding money to put into reserves,â€? said Wildman. The draft budget incorporates a total contribution of $2,627,659 to reserve and reserve funds and use of $2,040,485, making for a net reserves contribution of $587,174. â€œDue to growth, the garbage collection contract has increased by $71,000 in 2014,â€? reported Wildman. Staff has compared the numbers of neighbouring municipalities and found Arnpriorâ€™s $122/year rate, which has not gone up since 2005, to be among the lowest. PHASE-IN INCREASE
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News â€“ If there are no last minute surprises, Arnprior taxpayers could get a tax break this year. Town of Arnprior staff have tabled a draft of the 2014 budget and if there are no major changes added by council during upcoming deliberations, it appears that the municipal tax rate may not increase by all that much if at all this year. As it stands, there is no proposed increase, though there will most certainly be changes after council has had their say and the county and education levies are factored in. However, the education levy has been falling in the past few years and the county rate will likely drop too. Renfrew County council was scheduled to discuss a proposed budget Wednesday (after press deadline) up $1.2 million over last year. But with new and increased assessment in the county, that would translate into a decrease in the tax rate.
table a zero per cent municipal tax rate increase for council to consider. The budget includes contributions to reserves for future projects and a sizeable amount for 2014 capital projects, including road rehabilitation. New budget pressures include reduction in revenues, including decreased Ontario Municipal Partnership funding and the discontinuation of funding from McNab-Braeside township for shared library and recreation services. Escalated expenses include an OPP wage increase, 20 per cent more in winter control funds and an increase in the waste collection contract. â€œThe 2014 budget is being presented with a clearer picture of corporate finances,â€? said Wildman in his presentation to council Jan. 13.
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Staff have proposed a phased-in increase over three years â€“ $130 in 2014, $135 in 2015 and $140 in 2016. Wildman reminded councillors that $71,000 can be considered to equal an approximate municipal tax rate increase of one per cent. Mayor David Reid thanked staff for their work on the draft budget. â€œI know the work that goes into preparation of this budget,â€? said Reid. â€œThere is a lot of work and I just wanted to commend all the staff for the effort they put in.â€? Council members will make their budget suggestions at their Feb. 10 meeting. They have scheduled up to three meetings to go over the budget and listen to public presentations.
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News – The Township of McNab-Braeside has a new ﬁre chief. Former McNab-Braeside deputy ﬁre chief Dave Hartwick has been appointed interim ﬁre chief in the township following the resignation of former chief Ken Walton, effective Jan. 1. Township CAO Noreen Mellema conﬁrmed Walton announced his resignation in December. Ofﬁcials are reviewing the position and the job description, Mellema said. The job will be posted. Past practice has been to post positions internally ﬁrst, which will happen in this case also. Former chief Walton had been with the department since about 2001 and became chief in 2011, succeeding Rob Dodge.
Hartwick is one of the township’s longest standing ﬁreﬁghters, said Mellema, noting he has held positions of captain and district chief before his deputy position and his new role. NO TO TURBINES
McNab-Braeside says no to wind turbines. In December, the township passed a resolution stating it is not a willing host of industrial wind turbines. The resolution made note of the province’s desire to limit wind turbines. “The Township of McNabBraeside applauds the position taken by the premier and the government,” says the resolution. The mayor cautioned council that the resolution alone does not necessarily prevent the energy producing structures.
“I have to advise council that at ROMA (Rural Ontario Municipal Association) conference, the minister speciﬁed that not being a willing host will not veto a signiﬁcant project,” said Campbell. “Our best protection is that we’re not particularly desirable from a wind perspective.” CLOSED SESSIONS
In December, council appointed Darrel Ryan as municipal closed session investigator for the township. Ryan, a former municipal CEO, is chair of Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and the Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County boards. Formerly the closed meeting investigator was Local Authority Services Ltd., a subsidiary of the Association of Municipalities in Ontario.
OMB to hold prehearing Jan. 29 for quarry appeals News – The pre-hearing for the appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) involving the Miller Group’s proposal to expand operations at the Braeside Quarry will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29. The public session will begin at 10 a.m. in McNab-Braeside council chambers. The OMB will bring together the principals in the appeal to see if the matter can be worked out between them prior to a formal hearing. The proposal, which prompted a great deal of public interest and attracted a large crowd to a public hearing in May in Braeside, has been appealed by both sides. Township council approved in June a major expansion of the quarry operation, although not everything that was requested by the company. Most prominently, council rejected the locating of a permanent asphalt plant in the quarry, a decision being appealed by Miller’s. The decision is also being appealed by residents upset at how close the expanded operation will come to their property. In all, there are ﬁve appeals to the
Ontario OMB against the township’s Comprehensive Bylaw 2010-49, passed into law June 18. The bylaw sets out the changes allowed at the quarry site. The Miller Group has made two appeals and the community association, FACT-MB Inc. (Friends Addressing Concerns Together in McNab-Braeside) has also ﬁled an appeal. As well, two township residents are appealing the bylaw. The FACT appeal focus on an amendment to the bylaw that it says allows Miller’s to use
neighbours’ property as a buffer zone for the industrial operations at the site. A number of neighbours banded together a couple of years ago and took Miller’s to court, successfully claiming that noise, smell and dust from a temporary asphalt plant at the site and related activities adversely affected their enjoyment of their properties. The residents ﬁghting the proposal have also expressed concern that the expanded operation will pose a danger to the area’s water table and the alvar along the Braeside ridge.
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www.cherylgallant.com Now that winter is upon us, here in every community in the Ottawa Valley, people are lacing up their skates to enjoy our national pastime, skating and hockey! January 18th is Hockey Day in Canada. If you enjoy hockey and a good read, I recommend the book just published by Prime Minister Stephen Harper: A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey, an excellent read and one I enjoyed. One can reminisce about the Renfrew Creamery Kings (better known as the Renfrew Millions by salaries paid by owner M.J. O’Brien), the Pembroke Seniors and the Arnprior Hockey Club of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League. Learn about the events that eventually led to Renfrew having the honour of being the birthplace of the NHL. You really cannot get more Canadian than having our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, writing a book on the early history of professional hockey and the beginnings of the Maple Leafs and the NHL. I think it is really unique that our Prime Minister wrote a book about hockey. It is a rare achievement for a world leader to write a book while in office, especially one that is not a personal memoir, or later a sad mea culpa of what they did not accomplish while in office. Prime Minister Harper is donating the proceeds from this book to the families of those who serve in the Canadian Military. All author royalties from this book will go to Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). The CFMWS provides a variety of services, with personnel support programs, military family services, and casualty support, to name a few. Individual funds have been set up to fill any perceived void in government funding. Canadians are able to donate to funds directly that have been set up to assist serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Military Families Fund allows for several areas of support, including rehabilitation, education, and financial assistance in the case of injury or death of a CF member due to service, and urgent and extraordinary financial demands where the ability to provide family necessities is at risk. “Soldier On” was created in 2006 with the aim of supporting ill and injured military personnel having a permanent or chronic disability, both still serving and retired, and their families to attain an active and healthy lifestyle. It supports these personnel in increasing their independence, in developing new skills, in achieving goals and opening the door to other life opportunities. It furnishes an opportunity for them to socialize and explore common interests, and share learning experiences. The Hospital Comforts Program was created in 2006 from a need to fill a perceived void with charitable works providing for the care and comfort of Canadian Forces members confined to hospital from injury, illness, accident or surgery. The purpose of the program is to provide support to the hospitalized member that is both consistent and sustainable within a framework to ensure the best possible services to the member. The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund (CFPAF) provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces and their immediate families. A member of the CF is generally eligible to apply for CFPAF assistance after completion of one year of service.
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Getting best plow for your buck The snowmobilers and skiers are happy, but the cold, snowy start to this winter isnâ€™t doing municipal taxpayers any favours. Snow plowing and removal budgets for the latter part of 2013 and the first three weeks of 2014 have been strained by the storms that have challenged work crews all around the region. For the most part, local roads have been fairly well plowed despite the inopportune timing of many of the snowfalls, happening often as they have on weekends and holidays. Highway 417 was a bit of a mess for a couple of days, with unplowed lanes and icy ruts causing problems for early morning commuters. However, drivers who exercised caution and adapted to the conditions were able to make it into work safely. As for those who canâ€™t seem to resist speeding or passing in dangerous conditions, itâ€™s too bad you have to drag up all our car insurance rates with your impatience and recklessness. The snow plow drivers must shake their heads at some of the craziness they see as they try to make our roads safe for all. In winters like this, snow plow drivers deserve a hearty pat on the back for their dedication and skill in what can be an exceedingly tricky job. The plow operators have been out many times in the early morning doing an effective job keeping the highways and county roads clear. And out in the country, municipal operators have been ensuring rural residents stay connected to their schools, hospitals, work and shopping.
In Arnprior, the roads have usually been promptly cleared as storms hit. However, a shift in the way sidewalk plowing and snow removal is being handled this year has caused an uproar in some neighbourhoods. The townâ€™s intentions are admirable. It wants to save money and make winter maintenance more efficient. Unfortunately for the town, this hasnâ€™t been the best year, what with the snow, ice rain and frigid temperatures, to test a new program. The pile-up of snow on some streets and the lack of plowed sidewalks in others have residents worried about pedestrian safety, especially that of children. The town has bravely asked people what they think of the changes and has been getting an earful. Now council has to determine just how serious a safety risk the snowy sidewalks and snowbanks pose. With costs rising in most other areas, putting up with some inconvenience to save money on snow removal makes sense. Itâ€™s not like the snowbanks will be with us forever. Winter will eventually end and the snow will melt. Maybe next year, it wonâ€™t be such a difficult winter and the changes will be easier to take. However, if the changes are indeed threatening the safety of young students and other pedestrians on our back streets, council needs to take steps right away to modify the program. Inconvenience is one thing, but if the changes are putting lives in danger, itâ€™s time for to rethink the whole matter.
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Speak out against censorship of Internet To the Editor: I am very concerned about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is currently being negotiated without public input. Already over 120,000 have signed the Say No to Internet Censorship petition. I encourage everyone to learn more about TPP Internet Censorship before itâ€™s too late at OpenMedia.org/ Censorship. Experts have pointed out that under the TPP, â€œkids could be sent to jail for downloadingâ€? and whole families could be kicked off the Internet. It would force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become Internet police and monitor my Internet use, censor website content, and remove entire websites from my view. It would also hinder our ability to
access information and criminalize our everyday use of the Internet. As a concerned citizen, I am speaking out for a free and open Internet. The TPP would limit accessibility for disabled people. Visually impaired or deaf would be criminalized for circumventing digital locks on any digital materials they have purchased. This means they would be unable to convert them to braille, audio, or other accessible formats. I believe that the Internet should be open and accessible to everyone. In addition, the TPPâ€™s proposal to force ISPs to install costly and invasive surveillance equipment into their networks gravely worries me. These added costs would drive up everyoneâ€™s Internet bills and could force smaller independent Internet providers out
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Spurning Wal-mart was mistake To the Editor: Oh, no! Another business in Arnprior is closing its doors on John Street. Remember about four or five years ago when council turned down a Wal-mart store at the White Lake Classic driving range? At that time, they were afraid if Wal-mart came to the Arnprior area that it would have a detrimental effect on local stores. So, now there is no Wal-mart in Arnprior (to keep residents from driving to Renfrew or Kanata) and
businesses are still closing. Arnprior Mall and John Street have a multitude of empty locations, which is very sad for the local economy. Wal-mart would have provided many employee opportunities for Arnprior and district families. Too bad council, at that time, was not forward-thinking, but it is too late now. A concerned citizen for the future of Arnprior, Dolores B. Anderson White Lake
Spreading some warmth around To the Editor: I would like to thank Dave Potterton of Orleans for coming to Arnprior to deliver a box of toques, mitts and scarfs (knitting) to the Ottawa Mission for â€˜less fortunate peopleâ€™. 3ALES #OORDINATOR ,ESLIE /SBORNE !RNPRIOR 7# !RNPRIOR7# 0AULA )NGLIS CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING SALES: 3HARON 2USSELL !DRIENNE "ARR EDITORIAL: -ANAGING %DITOR 4HERESA &RITZ THERESAFRITZ METROLANDCOM NEWS EDITOR: *OHN #ARTER X JOHNCARTER METROLANDCOM REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER: 3HERRY (AAIMA SHERRYHAAIMA METROLANDCOM X $EREK $UNN DEREKDUNN METROLANDCOM X THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 10AM
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News – A phase-in process and the option to revisit the bylaw each year are key when considering the town’s increase in development charges, says Arnprior Mayor David Reid. Council passed the revised rates Jan 13. Changes were based on a Watson and Associates background study members reviewed in December. Town CAO Michael Wildman explained the development charges bylaw has not been indexed for many years and the amount the town has collected has been about 50 per cent less than what is required to support development. “With that 50 per cent gap the other half would likely have to come from ratepayers,” he said. Given amount of time that had passed and improvements in water and wastewater, the charge could have been around $15,000 when in fact the town was charging $6,000. “The town wasn’t charging anywhere near what it needed to fund the projects,” said Wildman. Council has decided to phase in the increase over five years to an eventual $12,500 in 2019. “This year we’re doing a minor increase of $1,500,” said Wildman. Staff is suggesting equal increments be done over five years. Reports that the fees are doubling aren’t ac-
curate, said Wildman. If council wants to change minds, if there’s more growth than expected, the bylaw can be revisited annually. “We have a five-year phase in,” he said, adding that Arnprior is not alone. “Many municipalities are revisiting development charges,” he said. “It is an increase that is long overdue and it will help offset an increase to taxpayers.” Development charges go to build sidewalks, streetlights and other infrastructure. Reid said he is committed to the principle of full cost recovery for development. “In an ideal world, full cost recovery is the ideal situation,” he said. CHARGES PHASED IN
The phase-in is important, as well as council revisiting the charges each year, he said. “Growth has to be sustainable but we want to make sure we don’t stifle it.” Growth over the next 18 years will cost $22 million, said Reid. “It’s going to come from development charges or from taxpayers,” he said, adding there are some collateral benefit to the ratepayers from that growth. Reeve Walter Stack voiced his support for the process. “For two reasons – the phase-in and the fact we can revisit it each year” he said. Stack said he’d like to have staff bring the bylaw back to council on natural schedule.
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Chamber seeks nominations for new-look list of awards John Carter email@example.com
News – The Arnprior and area business awards will have a new modern look this year. The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has changed several of the awards in the 10th year of the program. The changes are designed to attract new interest in the process, explained chamber president Wes Schnob. “We hope to have more participation in the awards.” Chamber director Lynn Grinstead, a member of the chamber committee tasked to recommend changes, said it is anticipated the new awards will bring new nominations and interest to the process. “The new format will freshen up the award process,” she said, noting there haven’t been any changes for several years. By widening the range of businesses to be honoured, it is expected it will provide new ideas and new members for the chamber, as well as increasing the number of nominations, she added.
The chamber welcomes nominations for the awards, which will be listed on its website soon. A Business Achievements awards gala will be held at the Nick Smith Centre on the evening of Thursday, April 10. Grinstead said the chamber is inviting the Town of Arnprior and Township of McNabBraeside to also give out awards as they have in the past. Last year, the town gave out a Volunteer of the Year award instead of small and large busness awards as it had done previously. McNabBraeside again gave out business and agriculture appreciation awards. Instead of giving out awards for large and small business this year, the chamber will honour a business or business person of the year. It has also added four new awards: Young Entrepreneur/Young Community Involvement, Innovation award for Visual Creativity, Skilled Trade Business and New Business Venture. The chamber will retain the President’s award, usually a chamber member as chosen by the group’s president, but has discontinued the Chamber Member of the Year award.
The Business or Business Person of the Year Award will go to a nominee who has demonstrated excellence in business operations, including financial management and environmental practices; is viewed as a business leader in customer service, sales and marketing; and has a strong track record of community involvement and support. The award for either a young entrepreneur or for young community involvement will go to a new business venture run by someone under the age of 30. WINDOW DISPLAYS, SIGNAGE
The visual creativity award will be made to a business that “consistently strives to have an inviting and attractive exterior, is well maintained and appropriate for the type of business.” Criteria will include window displays (where applicable) that are fresh and seasonal and signage that is simple, easy to understand and looks attractive. The Skilled Trade Business award will be given to a business or individual that consistently demonstrates a high level of commit-
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UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS: January 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Council Committee of the Whole (immediately following Council) All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated
MISSISSIPPI MILLS BABYSITTING COURSE Saturday & Sunday January 25th – January 26th, 2014 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m (on both days) Almonte District High School Class Room: TBD Cost: $50.00 (MUST BE 12 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER) PLEASE CALL 256-1077 TO REGISTER
2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION voterlookup.ca – have your say, logon today! Mississippi Mills has partnered with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporaon (MPAC) to launch a new website in support of this year’s municipal and school board elecons. Potenal electors can visit voterlookup.ca and conﬁrm and update their informaon in a few easy steps. Updang this informaon will help to ensure Voters’ Lists are accurate in preparaon for municipal and school board elecons occurring this fall. Visit voterlookup.ca today. Quesons? Contact MPAC (www.mpac.ca) at 1 866 296-6722 for more information.
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Professional Services for Engineering Services Replacement of the Campbell Bridge RFP # MMPW-14-01
Professional Services for Engineering Services Replacement of the Concession 6D Bridge RFP # MMPW-14-02
The Town of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from the private sector for the provision of professional services for engineering, detailed design and project management for the replacement of Structure P-002, the Campbell Bridge. The Campbell Bridge is located on Concession 9 North Pakenham, approximately 2.1 km North of County Road 20, in the Town of Mississippi Mills. Tenders available for pick up at the Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0. All RFP’s to be submitted no later than February 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm. For further information please contact Cory Smith, Public Works Technologist at (613) 256-2064 Ext 229 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from the private sector for the provision of professional services for engineering, detailed design and project management for the replacement of Structure R-003, the Concession 6D Bridge. The Concession 6D Bridge is located on Concession 6D Ramsay, approximately 0.45 km North of the Clayton Road, in the Town of Mississippi Mills.
WINTER PARKING On-street parking and parking within municipal parking lots is not permied between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from November 1 in any year to April 15 of the following year, both dates inclusive, as it impedes winter control operaons. No person shall park or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway at any time when the highway is specially marked with signs indicating snow removal or when such person has received verbal or written notice from a representative of the Town indicating the prohibition of parking.
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ment to customer service and satisfaction. The commitment must be over a prolonged period of time with an impact on sales. The New Business Venture Award will be presented to a company that has been established for more than one year but less than three. It can include the expansion of an existing business into a new venture. The new business/venture will demonstrate exceptional performance and financial viability. Judging will take into account the relative size of the business. Change in ownership will not, in itself, qualify the entity as a new business. Nominees for all the awards must operate within the Arnprior and McNab-Braeside community. Nominations can be made online at www.gacc.ca. All information provided to the judging panel will be kept confidential. Winners of an award are not eligible for subsequent nominations in that category for a three-year period. Nominees are eligible for consideration for one award category per year.
Request for Proposal packages are available for pick up at the Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0. All RFP’s to be submitted no later than February 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm. For further information please contact Cory Smith, Public Works Technologist at (613) 256-2064 Ext 229 or via email csmith@ mississippimills.ca.
Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: email@example.com Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MISSISSIPPI MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY requires a Processing Assistant – “Casual/Relief” $16.42 to $20.20 For a detailed job description check out our website at www.mississippimills.ca/en/ townhall/employment or call Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian at 613 256-1037.
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Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Fax: 613.256-4887 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.
Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MISSISSIPPI MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY requires a Branch Services Supervisor (Pakenham Branch) Salary Currently under review
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Ice storms can have lethal effects on birds Lifestyle - As everyone well knows, this winter has experienced a rollercoaster of weather. There has been extreme cold accompanied by chilling winds. However, most of our wild neighbours are well equipped to deal with frigid conditions and survived those spells. Recently the temperatures have risen well above the freezing mark with rain thrown into the climatic mix. This too has posed little problem for local animals. But between the two temperature extremes have been periods of freezing rain. Of all the challenges winter brings, freezing rain is undoubtedly the most lethal. Freezing rain affects animals in a variety of ways. Any animal exposed directly to it can have feathers or fur
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way covered in ice. This ice not only reduces a coat’s ability to keep its owner warm but also adds weight to wings and tails, making it difficult for birds to fly. Not only does this cause extra energy to be burned, it also slows a bird down, making it prone to being caught by predators.
There is an even more serious problem posed by freezing rain. When the snow’s surface becomes so hard and smooth that it supports our weight and makes us slip when we walk on it, it affects wild animals in more deadly ways. Small mammals such as mice and voles under the snow have difficulty in getting to the surface. If carbon dioxide levels build up where they roam, the ice layer can prevent them from tunnelling to the surface to acquire fresh air. Ice also creates a serious problem for the animals that eat mice and voles. Coyotes, Red Foxes, Barred Owls, and Red-tailed Hawks are but a few of the myriad predators that eat small rodents. When the snow is soft, those hunters fearlessly plunge into it after locating a meal with their refined hear-
ing. But when an ice barrier coats the snow, predators go hungry and some actually starve. And even if it doesn’t starve, a predator can be seriously injured in its attempts to break through the ice. Recently there have been reports of Snowy Owls with wings or legs damaged during efforts to catch animals under the ice. Ice also affects seed-eating birds. If seeds are buried in ice, Dark-eyed Juncos and other sparrows go hungry. Ruffed Grouse are affected by more than a lack of edible resources. On cold nights they dive into the snow and bury themselves below the surface. In their snug snow chambers, grouse spend frigid nights in relative comfort. But if temperatures rise and freezing rain falls overnight, the snow den becomes a snow tomb. And even if they are not trapped, the ice makes it impossible for grouse to exploit the snow’s insulation when temperatures plunge once more. The freezing rain this winter has brought severe hardship and likely many of our wild neighbours will not survive its effects. While this might make Nature seem cruel and uncaring, she is really nothing more than indifferent; Death is as PHOTOS BY MICHAEL RUNTZ every bit an integral part of her as is Red-tailed Hawks can break through thin ice to caplife. This is simply Nature’s way. The Nature Number is 613-387- ture food, but a thick ice crust can result in injury or starvation. 2503; email is email@example.com.
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Enjoy winter in the park Lifestyle – Special winter events are planned for the Ontario Family Day weekend in many of the province’s parks. Included is an ‘Experience Winter in the Wild’ at Algonquin Park. On Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16, families can join free indoor and outdoor activities at different locations along Highway 60 with the purchase of a daily vehicle permit or camping permit (food service excepted). There will be birdwalks, snowshoe hikes and tours of the fascinating collections room at the visitor centre where a hot chili lunch will also be served. Cross-country skiers and snowshoe fans can try the park’s highly-rated ski and interpretive trails and the Mew Lake Campground expects to have its skating rink. A Saturday night bonfire at the campground is planned followed by a night hike and wolf howl. For more information, visit www.algonquinpark. on.ca/.
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Rental subsidies available Reid Bros. food bank tradition going strong for low-income families News - Funding has been made available for lower income families in Renfrew County to temporarily help them with their rent. The short term rent program provides a set allowance to landlords to help households afford private market rentals. The County of Renfrew, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, is making the funds available through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI). The program enhances access to the private rental housing market and expands housing options for low-income households by bridging the gap between the market rent and the actual rent a household can afford to pay for accommodations in the private housing sector. Landlords will receive a rental allowance from the County of Renfrew for $150 per month for an adult or $250 per month for a family. â€œAdequate and affordable housing for all is vitally important to our health and well-being as a community,â€? said Warden Peter Emon.
â€œThis funding provides assistance to families and individuals who are struggling to ensure they have accommodation while they are trying to meet daily needs. The CHPI Rental Allowance enables us as a community to provide healthier and more supportive communities.â€? Renfrew County Councilâ€™s social services committee chair Don Rathwell added that: â€œThe CHPI Rental Allowance Program will assist individuals to remain housed, resulting in improved quality of life that we are committed to providing in Renfrew County.â€? The program funding is limited and on a first-come firstserved basis. There is a formal application process that is administered through Renfrew County Housing Corporation. The application must provide supporting information and documentation as required, and incomplete applications will not be considered for program funding. For more information and/or an application, call Renfrew County Housing Corporation toll-free at 1-855-432-6450 or visit www.countyofrenfrew. on.ca.
News â€“ Itâ€™s a tradition that keeps on giving. Reid Bros. held its 19th annual food bank fundraiser in December. The Arnprior GM dealershipâ€™s customers were in their usual generous mood, providing $4,820 for the food bank in just over two weeks. The company chipped in with a $2,500 donation, meaning the Arnprior and District Food Bank received $7,320.30 in early January to help tide it over during the lean winter months. A cart full of food accompanied the donation. Since Reid Bros. started holding a December food drive in 1995, $138,481.59 plus food has been raised for the food bank. â€œItâ€™s fabulous to have a local business support us so strongly and consistently,â€? said food bank president Kathy Tonkin. â€œItâ€™s a real gift.â€? â€œWeâ€™re pleased to do it,â€? said Trevor Reid. â€œItâ€™s become a real tradition. We get great support from our customers every year.â€? Tonkin said it is support such as the donation received from Reid Bros. that allowed the food JOHN CARTER/METROLAND bank to give more than 3,000 Trevor Reid of Reid Bros. presents a donation of $7,320.30 to Arnprior and District people, including many chilFood Bank president Kathy Tonkin. The donation is a combination of contributions dren, three days supply of food from Reid Bros. customers and the dealership. last year.
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH 2-3:30PM 66 WOLFF CRESCENT, (FOLLOW SIGNS OFF JACK CRESCENT) ALL BRICK/WITH STUCCO ACCENTS, EXECUTIVE LOFT BUNGALOW GENTLY LIVED IN, SITUATED IN NEWER RIVERWOOD ESTATES,NUMEROUS UPGRADES ,BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.
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With a custom-built 2+1 bedroom brick bungalow beautifully decorated and maintained. The 59 acres has 5000’ of shoreline on Lake Madawaska. Come take a look at this unique property. $749,900 MLS# 882610 Call Donna Nych
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News - If your child will be attending junior or senior kindergarten at a Renfrew County District School Board school starting in September, registration is just around the corner. This year’s registration period for the
2014-15 school year is Jan. 27 to 31 and Feb. 3 to 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you don’t know your child’s designated school, you can phone the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium at 613-732-8419.
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WZPS Breakfast Club Walter Zadow students, from left, Alexis Majaury, Victoria Findlay-Wainman, and Fionna Glenn enjoy cookies at a special Christmas breakfast club at the school. The Walter Zadow Public School Breakfast Club thanks Giant Tiger, the Ottawa Valley Muskie Club, and Sweet and Sassy for their generous donations over the last year. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the breakfast program, which is open to all students three mornings a week, continues to be a success.
Walter Zadow students Haleigh Cox, left, and Casey Prebble, nibble on breakfast club cookies.
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Nice starter home on corner lot, with many updates, 3 bedrms, lrg country sized eat-in kitchen & hardwood ﬂoor in living rm.
Very well maintained 3+2 bedrm bungalow. Open concept eat-in kitchen, formal dining rm and main ﬂoor family room with gas ﬁreplace. Fully fenced / landscaped yard features above ground pool & patio area.
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Super starter one bedroom home, nice backyard, 3 piece bath, shingle roof, quiet location.
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Physicians band together to look after Dr. Asser Aliâ€™s patients but his patients will be notified as soon as heâ€™s back. The family health team release says it and its 11 physicians have made arrangements to provide coverage for Dr. Aliâ€™s patients during his absence. All of his patients are being contacted to inform them who their assigned physician will be. Patients are asked to call their temporary physician or the family health team at 613622-5763 if they have any questions, concerns or medical needs. The ARH release says that during Dr. Aliâ€™s
leave his patients who are admitted to Arnprior hospital will be seen by other ARH physicians to ensure the continuity of their care. A notice on the door of Dr. Aliâ€™s office at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital announces that his office is â€œtemporarily closed.â€?
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Former national sledge hockey captain helps Community Living celebrate 50th Derek Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports – The former captain of the national sledge hockey team helped start a year-long celebration of support and services for Renfrew County individuals with developmental disabilities. Todd Nicholson of West Carleton, Canada’s flag bearer at the 2006 Paralympic Games, joined town firefighters, community living clients and others at the Ma-Te-Way rink Sunday afternoon for a friendly sledge hockey game. Organizer Jennifer Creeden, the executive director of Community Living Renfrew JOHN CARTER/METROLAND County South, said the game gave participants and those in the crowd a chance to see sledge hockey up close. It also served as the first of many events this The 2013 proceeds of the wishing well at PJs Restaurant have been donated to Arn- year celebrating Community Living Renfrew prior Special Olympics. Taking part in the presentation of $260 in coins and the $260 County South’s 50th anniversary. in matching funds contributed by PJs, from left, are PJs manager Nancy Fournier, Spe“It’s partly to celebrate our 50 years, but it’s cial Olympics treasurer Linda Murphy, Special Olympics swimmer and basketball player also for community members to come and try Ashley Corbett, and PJs owner Jimmy Anas. The restaurant chooses a charity each year it and see how it (sledge hockey) works,” exto receive the coins dropped into the wishing well by customers. Special Olympics will plained Creeden. use the money to help send local athletes to provincial and national competitions. In the lobby a display board showed snapshots from Community R0012520873 Living’s historic moments, E OUS H along with T-shirts for sale, N Tillie Tom OPE a raffle for two chances to Bastien Bastien will a $2,500 travel vouch613.832.2079 613.850.0690 613.270.8200 er to New York, donation 613.612.2480 email@example.com box, 50/50 sale and more. Sales Representatives www.the-bastiens.com Just over $500 was raised on Jan. 19. OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, Janaury 26th 1:30 – 3:30pm The raffle draw takes OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2–4 PM place May 23 during a 960 Teron Road, Unit 501. 158 ARTHUR STREET MLS #889433 gala night of celebration. The Atriums $259,900 Bright 3+2 Bedroom Custom built Doyle Home on Sought after street in Tickets are available at Arnprior. Large lot providing a park like setting with NO rear neighbors. Tons 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 5 appliances, the Arnprior and Renfrew of extras in this wonderfully laid out open concept home. Cork flooring on the 1100sq ft. Condo apartment, offices and at www.clrcs. main level, as well as an exceptional double sided fireplace, Oversized garage Southern exposure, close to com, until that night. and fully finished basement. all amenities. Everyone is welcome to the dance at the Renfrew GALE REAL ESTATE Armouries with live music LOTS OF LOTS 48 MILL STREET, RURAL KANATA $449,900 MLS# 885485 by Ambush along with a Gale Real Estate ALMONTE 32 acres fronting on 2 roads, Murphy Side Rd & Second Line Independently Owned and Operated, Brokerage silent auction and an open house showcasing all proHelping you is what we do! CROWN POINT, WOODLAWN grams and services. Mls 885516 lot 22 Opeongo Rd $49,900 Mls 885576 lot 28 Opeongo Rd $49,900 613-256-1860 Mls 886177 lot 23 Opeongo Rd $59,900 All lots treed & River access across road On Sunday, RenfrewTom Barker www.royallepagegale.com Nipissing-Pembroke MPP R0012515209_0123
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John Yakabuski dropped the ceremonial puck and sang the national anthem before the sledge hockey game started. He said it was a great opportunity for those who have never played before, and a fine beginning to the celebrations. “This is a great kickoff of the 50th year. I hope people enjoy the effort put out from playing it and that the firefighters participating can gain an appreciation,” Yakabuski said. “I’m also honoured to be asked to sing O Canada today.” Nicholson and the firefighters won 3-2. The team included Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario’s Chelsea Powell and Leonard Laventure, along with firefighters Mark Griese, Mike Guest, Jesse Gale, Chad Barker, Chad Scerba, Michael Farr and Mackie McLean. The Renfrew Ice Pickers included Chris Bujold, Gary Inglis, Debbie Broome, Alex Duggan, Rebekka Zimmerling, Geraldine Prince, Dan Laplante, Christine Drouilliard, Liz McFarlane and Allan Yull.
John Yakabuski is set to drop the puck on a sledge hockey game that included Rebekka Zimmerling, left, and former national team captain Todd Nicholson. Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, also doubled as the national anthem singer.
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Packers hang on to second with win, loss Sean Marcellus
Sports – The Arnprior Jr. B Packers continue to hold second place in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League Valley Division after earning two out of four points last week. PACKERS 3 ALMONTE 2 SO (1-0)
Last Wednesday saw the third-place Almonte Thunder roll into town to make up a game postponed earlier in the season. The first period belonged to the Packers as Arnprior captain John McLean lit the lamp twice in a span of 2:29 to put his team up 2-0. Erik Miksik turned aside all 10 shots he faced in the frame. The second period was the complete opposite as the Thunder generated all the offensive opportunities and found the net twice to make it a 2-2 game after two peri-
ods of play. The play would go back and forth during the third, but both Erik Miksik and Almonte goalie Alex Daley turned aside everything thrown at them, forcing the game into overtime. In the extra frame, Arnprior was called for a tripping penalty, giving Almonte the power play, but Miksik was up for the challenge, stopping all eight shots he faced and giving the Packers a chance to win the game in the shootout. That is exactly what they did, as Damian Armstrong scored the lone shootout goal and Miksik stopped all three Almonte shooters. The Packers improved to 3-0 in the shootout this season, as Miksik has only allowed one shooter out of 11 to beat him. PACKERS 1 OTTAWA 4
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the Nick Smith Centre Saturday and handed the Packers a 4-1 loss. Chris Marchand tied the score 1-1 with five minutes remaining in the second period, but Ottawa answered with just 35 seconds left on the clock to take a 2-1 lead into the dressing room. The Packers outshot Ottawa 21-10 in the third, but goaltender Drew Rienhardt stood on his head for the Canadians and former Packers forward Casey Doner scored twice in the frame to preserve the victory for Ottawa. At the end of the day, it would be hot goalten-
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ding and special teams that stood in the way of the Packer earning a point, as Ottawa scored three power-play goals and Rienhardt made 38 saves in the victory. Arnprior goaltender Erik Miksik did all he could by stopping 36 shots, but it would not be enough on this night. FROST FEST GAME
The Packers now sit 16-14-2-0 on the season, which puts them in second place in the EOJHL Valley Division, two points up on third-place Almonte. The Packers and
The Packers Casey Shipman scored a goahead goal at 14:47 of the first period assisted by Curtis Watson. Osgoode scored the tying goal at the 16:24 mark and the go-ahead goal with 2:32 left in the first period. Both teams played end-to-end explosive hockey until the Packers’ Casey Shipman tied the game at the 9: 15 mark of the third period with an assist from Curtis Watson.
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Thunder will square off against each other this Friday in Pakenham in the annual Frost Festival game at 8 p.m. The Packers then head to Perth for a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee with the Blue Wings, who have fallen into last place in the division. Two make-up games between the Packers and the Renfrew Timberwolves have been rescheduled for Wednesdays Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. The Wolves now lead the Valley Division by six points over Arnprior with two games in hand.
Juveniles suffer first loss in exciting game Sports – The Arnprior Juvenile Packers were served their first loss of the regular season by the Osgoode Rideau Senators Saturday. It started off well for Arnprior as Mitch Crozier began the Packers scoring at the 6:38 mark of the first period with an assist going to McEwan Homes #11 Jake Dunn. The Senators rebounded hard and tied it up at the 9:10 mark of the first period.
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With the game tied. the feverish pace continued for both teams until the Senators got the go-ahead goal with 1:55 left in the third period. The Packers pulled their goalie Sam Freemark and took it to the Senators until the curfew clock ended the game. Packers coaches Tyler Baskin and Tyler Craig said it was a disappointing loss, but both teams played very well.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and got through that cold snap alright. The New Year brought at least a temporary warming of the weather. It’s also brought with it a case of election fever in Ontario. It seems that everyone; whether they are media outlets, political pundits, politicians themselves, or average citizens, almost everyone is speculating that there will be a provincial election in the spring. As Ontario has a minority parliament currently, our election date is not fixed. It will happen when either the government decides to call it on their own, or my PC party combines with the NDP on a matter of confidence to defeat the government. The earliest opportunity for the defeat of the government on a confidence motion is likely not before they table their budget, expected sometime in late March. However Kathleen Wynne, in spite of her constant statements that she wants the government to continue, is conducting herself very much like someone preparing for an election campaign. Her actions in Toronto following the ice storm are evidence of just that. Her going around handing out food baskets and gift cards, was clearly orchestrated to generate a great deal of positive publicity for her. Everything that Kathleen Wynne did in Toronto during the ice storm was done in front of a camera. In spite of her attempt to make this a good news story, it appears that her decision to roll this out without thinking has backfired in a really big way. As it turned out to be so poorly organized, it of itself was a disaster. By the way, for people in the Valley losing their power is something that in many cases happens a number of times a year. Can anyone tell me the last time they’ve received gift cards from the Ontario government when they’ve lost their power? I know, I know, the answer is never. Speaking of elections, voters in Niagara Falls and Thornhill will go to the polls on February 13th. By-elections to fill the vacancies in those riding were called on Wednesday January 15th. Much like the summer by-elections of last year, the Liberals have scheduled the timing of them to their advantage. The Parliament is not sitting so we cannot ask questions of them every day in the Legislature, and you can rest assured that it will be a constant parade of Cabinet Ministers into the riding promising the moon to the respective constituents. This has already started with the Liberals promising to build a new hospital in Niagara Falls, something they had little interest in doing only months ago. They’ve also kicked in a cool $75 million to the wine industry in the Niagara region. It’s amazing how much of your money they have to spend when it’s used to buy votes. We’ll watch those by-elections closely, and I hope to be down campaigning in them when I have the opportunity. From now until the general election is called, all Ontarians should brace themselves for an onslaught of political announcements. I believe every message you hear from the provincial government at this point will be designed to purchase the votes of some segment of Ontario’s population. When the general election does come there will be no shortage of things to talk about, but the one issue that keeps coming back over and over again is the cost of electricity. Through the holidays I spoke to many constituents and business owners, and I apologize if this sounds like a broken record, but almost the first thing out of peoples’ mouths is “what the *____* can we do about the cost of that damned hydro?” Unfortunately there’s little we can do to change policy while we’re in opposition, but we’re looking forward to doing just that should we be successful in the next general election. Ontario deserves so much better than it’s getting now.
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The Kanata Lasers (formerly the Stallions) Junior A hockey team has gone back to its original name under new ownership, which came into effect earlier this month. Former Arnprior Packer Cory Greer and Nick Urbisci purchased the squad from John Russo. the focus will be on creating a stronger team. “We’re really rebuilding right now. We’ve committed to picking up the speed on that, making it happen,” he said. Greer, who played junior B with the Packers, has been coaching minor hockey for 17 years. His wife, Kim, is president of the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association. They live in Renfrew with their three boys, who all play minor hockey. “I love the hockey,” said Greer. “I enjoy working with kids. I really enjoy going out and watching hockey.
This (purchase) was a good opportunity to be involved.” Greer filled in the players on the upcoming changes just before the holidays. “We had a team get together; filled them in on what the plans are and they seemed to be very excited about it,” he said. “Our plan is to have a brand new start to the franchise, bring it back to one of the most successful and respected franchises in the CCHL.” Lou Nistico, general manager of the Lasers, said he thinks the name change was a good call. “I think it’s great go-
ing back to the old name; there’s a lot of history there,” he said. “I think it’s important to go back to the roots.” The team will continue playing in their Stallions’ jerseys until they can be replaced – the start of the next season at the latest – and the Lasers logo is being redesigned, said Greer. John Hill, who spent the past four years as general manager of junior B team, the Ottawa Junior Canadians, has been hired as the director of hockey operations. The Junior Canadians won the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League championship twice in the past decade (2010 and 2013), the only team to accomplish that feat. “His results speak for themselves. I think we’re very fortunate to bring a guy like that on board,” said Greer. Arnprior businessman Corey Foster will remain the Lasers’ head coach, but other changes will be coming down the line, said Greer, although he wouldn’t comment about
what they might be. Another Arnprior resident, Dustin Dorken, is an assistant coach with the team. “In the big picture, we’ve got to turn this team around,” Greer said. “I’m impressed with the team. We have a lot of the right players,” he added. “We want this to be a place that kids want to come to start off their careers; where they can continue their careers at a higher level whether it be in schooling or in the OHL or wherever they end up.” Lasers forward Derian Plouffe, 18, of Nepean will attend Niagara University in the United States on a full scholarship this year. He was also named to the Canada East roster for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and the CCHL roster for the 2013 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. “We’re going to be losing one of the best players in the league, which is what this is all about,” said Greer. “This is all about the kids.”
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Sports - The Arnprior Oldtimers Hockey League has responded to the increase of ice rental rates at the Nick Smith Centre by reducing its ice time and levying a $20 charge on out-of-town residents. In a message to its more than 100 members, the league captains note that the rental rate increased “significantly” at the beginning of the year because Arnprior and McNab-Braeside no longer have a recreation agreement. “To lessen the impact for the remainder of this season, we have decided to reduce our ice time for the balance of the year, from 2.5 hours to two hours per night,” the league announced on Jan. 5.
The Karen Oatman rink won the Gladys Armsden Memorial Bonspiel Jan. 11 at the Arnprior Curling Club. Team members, from left, are vice Mackenzie Hartwick, skip Karen Oatman, second Joanne Bailey and lead Holly McCarvill The club thanks Bruce Armsden, who makes a donation annually to support the event to honour the memory of his mother Gladys Armsden. Gladys enjoyed curling and was a great supporter of the fundraising efforts of the club in particular organizing many of the catered events. The ladies enjoyed two games of curling and a wonderful lunch cooked by Joyce Murray and served by the men of the club. Thank you to all the participants and volunteers who made it a fun day.
In addition, each player not an Arnprior resident will need to pay $20 to the league to make up the balance of the increase, says the announcement. The league’s ice time has been reduced by starting the second game each evening 10 minutes earlier. Games now go for 50 minutes. A new schedule for the league’s tournament will also reflect a reduction in ice time. The impact of the changes will be reviewed by the league when it determines rates for the 2014-15 season. “We hope that you agree that this is the best solution to a significant problem,” says the announcement.
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ADHS Redmen knock Fellowes out of ranks of unbeaten Arnprior rebounds from first loss with a crucial win as 18 points and led 44-29 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter the Falcons stormed back but ADHS was able to hold them off to win 48-45. Jaegar Prot led the Redmen with 14 points, while holding the opponentâ€™s top scorer, Forest Mahoney, to four points. Nathan Toman had a strong game and added 13 points and Brody Flegal chipped in with 7. The win, which follows up on a 70-22 victory over Madawaska Valley Jan. 14, gives
Sports â€“ The Arnprior District High School senior boys basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season with an exciting victory over previously undefeated Fellowes Falcons in Pembroke Jan. 16. Coach Phil Moore reports the Redmen played fantastic individual and team defence and took a nine-point lead into half-time, ahead 33-24. In the third quarter, the Redmen clamped down even more and built their lead to as many
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ADHS a 6-1 record in the tight Upper Ottawa Valley High School race. The loss dropped Fellowes to 8-1. Also competing for first are St. Josephâ€™s at 7-2 and RCI at 6-1. After last weekendâ€™s ADHS-RCI Invitational tournament, play is on hold until Feb. 3 because of semester-ending exams. The Redmen wrap up the regular season by playing Jean-Lajoie Feb. 3 and hosting RCI in what is expected to be a great game Feb. 4 at 3:30 at ADHS. Meanwhile the Junior boys basketball team lost its first game of the season, falling 50-35 to Fellowes Jan. 16. The team, which beat Madawaska Valley 57-30 Jan. 14, is tied for Fellowes with 6-1 records, two points up on General Panet and Mackenzie. VOLLEYBALL
The ADHS junior girls volleyball teams threw a scare into undefeated St. Josephâ€™s Jan. 13 before losing 3-2 to the 8-0 Jaguars. The Juniors beat Madawaska Valley 3-0 Jan. 14, before losing 3-1 to 8-1 Fellowes Jan. 16. The Junior Redmen are in the middle of the pack with a 4-4 record. Meanwhile, the senior volleyball girls evened their record at 4-4 by beating Madawaska Valley 3-2 and losing to St. Josephâ€™s 3-1.
Arnprior junior volleyballer Kirsten Trafford gets ready to serve during the Redmenâ€™s match against Fellowes Jan. 16.
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Arnprior Redmen girls varsity hockey team members, from left, Rachel Ryan, Bria Sullivan and Emma Normoyle, and coach Laura Graham show the spirit that helped the team to an unbeaten record during the Renfrew Collegiate Raiders tournament at Renfrewâ€™s Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Jan. 15. The Redmen had a win and two ties in the three games they played, and were within 38.5 seconds of making it two wins.
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Carnival smiles all around Russell Blokland is all smiles as he tries his hand at the Junkyard Symphony drums Saturday morning at the Arnprior Optimist club member Peter Anas encourages John XXIII stu- Arnprior Optimists Winter Carnival in the Nick Smith Centre. Below, getting set to slide down Havey Hill are dent Zoe Butterly during the school ice relay races Thursday evening. Dakota Reitsma, Tristan Bettancourt and Young-Jun Han. Organizer Ed Murphy was delighted with the turnout at the carnival’s toboggan party Friday evening, noting the favourable weather was a welcome change from last year’s ice rain. Below left, Kylie Cavanagh, Julie Brown and Dan Perfitt enjoy the campfire.
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Community â€“ Have the winter blues got you down? January is often considered the most depressing month of the year, with the cold temperatures, short days and the numerous reports of bad weather. Area residents, however, have found a way to combat the season of sadness with the Pakenham Frost Festival. Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and running until Saturday, Feb. 1, the festival aims to get families out and about to enjoy some wintertime fun. â€œThere are several opportunities during the festival for families to take part in fun activities,â€? said Shelley Oâ€™Connor of the Pakenham Civitan Club. â€œThereâ€™s something for people of all ages.â€? The festival is a long-time tradition in Pakenham, and has been around for as long as many residents can remember. Held near the beginning of each year, usually in January, the event is meant to help people see the fun in winter, instead of just hanging around inside. â€œWe know itâ€™s cold and not so pleasant outside,â€? Oâ€™Connor said, â€œbut there are plenty of fun things you can do that you can only do in the winter.â€? And to extend the good times even further this year, the festival is being held over two weekends, instead of the traditional duration of just one weekend. â€œThat way busy families have more opportunities to fit at least one day in with their kids,â€? Oâ€™Connor said. The festival was scheduled to kick off with a skate-a-thon
ADHS student Connor Hogan guides young sliders to safety after they had hurtled down Havey Hill last Friday during the Arnprior Optimistic Winter Carnival toboggan party. Hogan and fellow ADHS student Max Cozzi earned volunteer hours by helping out on the hill. The Pakenham Frost Festival will also feature a toboggan party, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, hosted by Pakenham Public School. Following up this week are activities such as Toonie Movie Night, tobogganing parties, fish and chip dinners and even a Little Miss and Mister Pakenham contest. There are some old, longstanding events, like euchre tournaments and pancake breakfasts, but there are also a variety of new events, Oâ€™Connor said. For example, the Almonte Junior B hockey team will be hosting a silent auction in memory of a well-known hockey mom, the late Sharon Ryan. Ryan unfortunately passed away after a battle with cancer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Arnprior and District Memorial and Almonte hospitals, as requested
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Thursday, Jan. 23 â€˘ Toonie Movie Night at Pakenham Public School. Admission is $2 per person and includes popcorn and a drink. Doors open at 6 p.m. â€˘ Six-Hand euchre at the Anglican Church at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Friday, Jan. 24 â€˘ Races, skating and draws for Little Miss and Mister Pakenham at the Stewart Community Centre. Starts at 6:30 p.m. â€˘ Ceremonial face-off and national anthem for the Junior B hockey game at 8 p.m. Silent auction in memory of Sharon Ryan will take place during the game.
Saturday, Jan. 25 â€˘ Pancake breakfast with Jenny Watters and Friends from 7 to 11 a.m. at the upper hall of the Stewart Community Centre. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 or younger. â€˘ Fishing derby: Registration begins at 5 Span Feed & Seed at 9 a.m. â€˘ Up the Creek Bonspiel hosted by the Pakenham Curling Club. For more information, call 613-624-5580. â€˘ Pub Night with The Ryans at 7 p.m. at the Stewart Community Centre. Cost is $12.50 per person. Sunday, Jan. 26 â€˘ Ecumenical church service and lunch at the United Church at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided after the service. â€˘ Vintage Snowmobile Show at the Pakenham Ball Diamond at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 â€˘ Four-Hand Euchre at 7 p.m. at the Anglican Church. Admission is $5 per person. Friday, Jan. 31 â€˘ Fish and Chip dinner at 5 p.m. at the Pakenham Curling Club. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under-12. The all-you-can-eat meal also includes coleslaw and dessert. â€˘ Bingo Night at the Pakenham Curling Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 â€˘ Snowmobile Rally. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the fire hall. The rally will take place on local trails and will end at Love that Barr. Cost is $20. â€˘ Snowshoe, cross-county ski and tobogganing party from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. â€˘ 2-for-1 night at Mount Pakenham. Contact the ski hill for
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Marguirite gets her payback for being a show-off said it was nothing but plain rabbit. The very thought of the number of precious little rabbits, which I loved with a passion, who had lost their fur to make that coat, was enough to turn my stomach. And certainly didn’t do anything to make me like Marguirite any better! It was also the year we had more snow than anyone could remember. It was banked all around the school yard. And at the back, where a board fence separated the yard from the openair rink, the Senior Fourth boys had piled the snow high, creating a slide that only went downwards about six or seven feet, but it was enough to give us lots of fun at recess, FRIDAY JAN. 24TH TO THURSDAY JAN 30TH 2014 sliding down on 245 DANIEL ST S, ARNPRIOR our bottoms, or on opened-up flat cardboard boxes the boys
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had hauled from Briscoe’s General Store. That day wasn’t any different from any other inside the one-room school house. Miss Crosby ran the place like an army general, and even though Marguirite wanted to keep her coat on, Miss Crosby wasn’t having any of that nonsense. “It’ll smell of cow byre,” Marguirite said, glaring at the boys who had to milk cows before coming to school. But one look from Miss Crosby told her to get it off and hang it on a hook at the back of the room just like everyone else. We couldn’t wait for recess. The half hour would be spent sliding down the mound of snow in the school yard, and Miss Crosby had warned the Senior Fourth boys that everyone got a turn or they would suffer her wrath when recess was over.It didn’t take long for us girls to get on our snow suits, galoshes, hats and mitts, and the boys into their heavy jackets and gum rubbers, let me tell you! And just before we were heading out, Miss Crosby caught Marguirite by her sleeve and told her she had had a note from her Mother, and there was no sliding down the hill for her in her white fur coat! Well, there she stood at the bottom of the little mound, looking for
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all the world like an orphan as the rest of us careened down the little hill, squealing with delight all the way. Both Emerson and Cecil were standing at the top, and as soon as anyone fell to the mound to begin the slide, they gave a good push and away we went like a bullet, landing in the soft snow at the bottom. I was immediately suspicious of Emerson and Cecil, after they had whispered, grinned from ear to ear, and invited Marguirite to have a slide. “Don’t worry about your coat. You can sit on this big piece of cardboard, and you won’t even touch the snow.” Well, it didn’t take long for Marguirite to scurry up the mound, grab a hold of the upper board of the rink fence and prepare herself to sit down on the cardboard the boys had put in place. Well, that’s when all heck broke loose! Just as she was lowering herself,
Cecil grabbed the box tossing it aside, Emerson gave Marguirite a mighty push, and down she went, fur coat and all, to the bottom of the mound, screaming all the way. When she stopped, the coat was up around her neck, the fur hat was nowhere to be seen, and that day she had on blue fleeced lined bloomers like the rest of us. She went roaring into the school like someone possessed. By the time recess was over, Miss Crosby had the coat draped over a chair by the stove, and Cecil had brought in the white fur hat and handed it to the teacher saying with a voice like sugar, “Marguirite must have lost this.” Well, that was the end of the white fur coat at the Northcote School. Joyce said it didn’t look any the worse for wear when Marguirite came prancing into the United Church the next Sunday wearing it, and the hat. And even if Miss Crosby knew what had happened outside at the snow slide, she said nothing. My older and wiser sister Audrey said Miss Crosby probably wasn’t any more impressed with the white fur coat than were the rest of us at the Northcote School.
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Community - Get ready to dance with a series of free linedancing classes led by instructor Hyacinth Chatterton and held in conjunction with the ArnpriorBraeside-McNab Seniors at Home (ABMSH) program. The one-hour sessions are being offered from noon to 1 p.m. starting Monday, Feb. 3 and three Mondays following (Feb. 10, 24 and March 3) at the Nick Smith Centreâ€™s community hall. For several years, Chatterton,
a bilingual Ontario educator, has taught this dance-form as a volunteer in many elementary and secondary schools in Arnprior, Pakenham and Renfrew. She has also initiated the delivery of line-dance programs through some recreation centres in the area, and currently teaches this dance form at Arnpriorâ€™s Nick Smith Centre, the Almonte Community Centre, Pakenhamâ€™s Stewart Community Centre and the Carambeck Community Centre in Carleton Place. Along with many years of experience, Chatterton brings
plenty of fun while keeping you fit. She expresses that line dancing will be fun for you, is senior friendly, you need no experience, a partner is not required and the physical benefits for you are a bonus. Dancing improves muscle tone, agility and brain power. You can registration for this free program by calling ABMSH at 613-623-798, leaving your name and phone number.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Jimâ€™s Restaurant, enjoy a meal of chicken Parmigiana. Rick Leben will be there to entertain and there will be door prizes and 50/50 tickets available. The cost is $13 per person and tickets need to be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 4 at ABMSH, 106 McGonigal St. West.
The next Friendship Days is Thursday, Feb. 20 from noon to
2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174. Lunch is by Gibâ€™s Catering with entertainment by Gaston Moreau. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw.
The cost is $6 per person. Tickets will be available at the door. Please join us for an afternoon of friendship and hospitality.
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More than 100 give gift of life at Jan. 8 blood donor clinic Lifestyle â€“ Another successful Arnprior blood donor clinic was held Jan. 8 at the Nick Smith Centre. Despite the bad weather, 117 people turned out to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services clinic sponsored once again by the Arnprior Rotary Club. The donations could potentially save 117 lives, note clinic organizers.
â€œWe want to make sure theyâ€™re getting the help they need at every stage of the disease. As devastating as the news can be, early diagnosis brings relief to families, gives them control over their situation and adds more years of living active and fulfilling lives.â€? There are about 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and dementia, with the number expected to increase to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. People can be affected as early as their 40s and 50s. Growing evidence shows brain changes resulting in dementia can begin 25 years before symptoms appear. Throughout January, Canadians are encouraged to visit the Alzheimer Societyâ€™s campaign website, www.earlydiagnosis.ca, to learn how to spot the signs of dementia, understand the benefits of a diagnosis and prepare for a doctorâ€™s visit.
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However, earlier diagnosis opens the door to important information, resources and support through local Alzheimer Societies, which help people with dementia focus on their abilities to remain independent in their homes and communities longer, says the society. â€œWith early diagnosis, people can access medications that, although not effective for everyone, have the greatest impact when taken early.â€? And on a practical level, an early diagnosis gives someone the chance to explain the changes happening in their life to family and friends and allows families to plan ahead, adds the society. â€œSeventy-four per cent of Canadians know someone with dementia and more and more Canadians will continue to develop the disease,â€? said society CEO Mimi LowiYoung.
News â€“ As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough, losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families, says the Alzheimer Society. Thatâ€™s why during Alzheimer Awareness Month (January), the society is launching a new campaign, â€˜Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravellingâ€™, to promote the benefits of early diagnosis. But fear and stigma continue to be huge barriers to seeking help, says the society in a news release. In a recent Nanos survey, 60 per cent of Canadians polled said it would be harder to disclose if they, or someone close to them, had Alzheimerâ€™s disease compared to other diseases because of the social stigma associated with mental health issues.
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Muriel Lampole of Arnprior makes her 100th donation of blood at the Jan. 8 blood donor clinic at the Nick Smith Centre.
April 12. For further information, contact Rotarian Terry Dawson at 613-623-6726 or email tdawson@bell. net.
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Trash the ash: Five-step plan to quit smoking and win a car News – For many, the New Year represents a fresh start - and with nearly 16 per cent of people who are smokers accounting for 30 per cent of all cancer deaths in Canada, a popular resolution may be to quit smoking. “We are thrilled to be able to motivate and reward individuals who quit smoking through The Driven to Quit Challenge,” said Canadian Cancer
Society tobacco control and cancer prevention director John Atkinson, “Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult things a person can face. “In addition to providing a car and cash prizes, we know that people can be successful in quitting by making a plan and getting support through accessible resources such as our SmokR0012518886
ers’ Helpline. We hope that Ontarians who smoke take the opportunity to quit to improve their health and make 2014 their healthiest year yet.” The society urges smokers to follow the five-step plan to help ensure that by next year they’ll be celebrating a smoke-free anniversary. Know your reasons for quitting: While winning a car is a great reason to quit, there are probably many others. Write down your reasons for quitting smoking and keep that list with you so you can refer to it often. A visual reminder just might be the encouragement you need to keep those temptations at bay. Try selecting a few of the most important reasons on your list and post them around the places you used to smoke. Prepare for cravings and withdrawal symptoms: No matter how good your reasons are for quitting, you may still find yourself craving a cigarette. The best way to defeat temptation is to avoid it, so change your routine and stay away from the places you used to smoke. Avoid events with a lot of other smokers by suggesting alternative social gatherings that don’t emphasize smoking. Get a little help from your friends: Research shows that people are more successful in changing their
behaviour when they have a support system. Ask a friend or family member to be your support buddy. You can sign up for The Driven to Quit Challenge with your buddy and can also call Smokers’ Helpline to speak to a Quit Coach at 1-877-513-5333. Don’t give up: If you have a slip, don’t beat yourself up about it and most importantly, don’t give up. Quitting smoking is hard work and often takes many attempts. Reward yourself: Plan special celebrations on the anniversary of your quit date, but you don’t have to wait a year to treat yourself. Smaller,
more frequent rewards prove to be just as beneficial. Made it to one week smoke-free? Treat yourself to a massage. One month? Go out with your support buddy for a nice meal. While winning a car or cash are huge rewards for your efforts, the biggest reward of all is the health and quality of life you will gain - your body will thank you. For a chance to win a grand prize of a new car, register for The Driven to Quit Challenge and stay smokefree for the month of March. Visit www.DriventoQuit.ca for more information. R0012515970
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There are more than 30,000 people in our catchment area, from Renfrew County, West Carleton and Mississippi Mills. We serve people through our Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinics, in our Operating Rooms, on our Inpatient floor, in the community through our Assisted Living Services Program and with long term care at The Grove. It is easy to imagine how each of us could be touched by Arnprior Regional Health. This could be your father or mother, your child or your neighbour. To keep care close to home and to continue to provide you and our community with the best possible hospital, nursing home and health care, we need your help – for better equipment and better facilities. There is many ways to support Partners in Caring from volunteering on the board of directors, participating in fundraising events or running your own third party event. Partners in Caring (PIC) is the charitable of Arnprior Regional Health. Through fundraising PIC helps support the mission of Arnprior Regional Health (ADMH, the Grove, and Assisted Living Services) by funding the purchase of much needed medical equipment. The Partners in Caring Board of Directors is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Directors on its Board for terms beginning March 2014. If you have leadership experience, a desire to help our community, or a skill that would enhance the Partners in Caring Board, please consider applying for membership on the Board of Directors of Partners in Caring. Interested individuals may contact Partners in Caring Vice Chair, Trevor Reid at 613-623-3137 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is February 13, 2014.
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ARH staff entertained by singing Christmas Carols and Hymns to all the Restorative Care Patients, and some of their family members at the Christmas Luncheon held Monday, December 23/13.A huge Thank you from all the patients, and Activities Coordinator Michelle Johnston. It was a wonderful afternoon.
The majority of New Year’s resolution tend to focus on our health. We decide to quit smoking, give up chocolate, drink less alcohol or caffeine, eat healthier, hit the gym, and of course lose weight. Small lifestyle changes can truly make a positive impact on your health and help prevent many health related issues. By getting physically more active, or losing even a small amount of weight from your abdominal area, this can help to prevent development of Type 2 Diabetes. For those living with diabetes in our community, please note that Arnprior Regional Health has a Diabetes Education Program, located at the Hospital. Any member of the community can self-refer to this program by making a simple phone call to 613-623-3166 30 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Butt out: Your lungs will love you people quit. Among the more popular is a range of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products. Nicotine is not harmful, but it is the addictive substance that keeps people wanting to light up. NRT works by giving smokers the nicotine they used to get from cigarettes. It comes in different forms – as a gum, a patch, a lozenge, a mouth spray and an inhaler – most of which are available over the counter at pharmacies. These types of NRT are a better choice than getting nicotine from smoking. Prescription medicines that help to reduce cravings are also available. Ask your health-care provider which therapy is right for you.
The Ontario Lung Association offers several tools to help people quit smoking: • A free workbook called Journey 2 Quit that is packed with ideas to help you make a quitting plan. • Certified Respiratory Educators are available to offer advice to help you quit. Phone the Lung Health Information Line at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) or email info@ on.lung.ca. • For a different type of distraction when a craving hits, download the free Quit & Get Fit iPhone app from the iTunes app store. Players are challenged to take a deep breath and blow into their phones, using their lung capacity to play a game of hockey or golf. • The Quit & Get Fit program is also available at select fitness facilities.
News - Ontario is taking new steps to deter youth from smoking. The province will introduce legislation and propose regulatory changes that would, if passed, strengthen the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by increasing penalties for selling tobacco to children and further limit smoking in public areas. The proposed measures include: * Prohibiting smoking on playgrounds, sport fields, and restaurant and bar patios. * Increasing fines for those who sell tobacco to youth, making Ontario’s penalties the highest in Canada. * Banning the sale of flavoured tobacco products to make smoking less appealing to young people.
* Strengthening enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in water pipes in indoor public places. * Prohibiting tobacco sales on post-secondary education campuses and specified provincial government properties. The measures build on steps the government has already taken, including protecting children from tobacco exposure in motor vehicles, prohibiting tobacco use in indoor public places and workplaces, and banning the sale of flavoured cigarillos. In Ottawa, the city has approved the phasing in of a smoking ban in all of its subsidized housing units and properties after most residents backed the move. Preventing youth from starting to use to-
bacco and protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke will help to achieve the government’s Action Plan for Health Care goal to have the lowest smoking rate in the country. Polls indicate 66 per cent of people in Ontario want smoking to be prohibited on restaurant and bar patios. A total of 58 Ontario municipalities representing 61 per cent of the province’s population already ban smoking on playgrounds. Each year, tobacco claims 13,000 lives in Ontario — equivalent to 36 lives every day. Ontario’s smoking rate fell from 24.5 per cent in 2000 to 19 per cent in 2012, representing 255,000 fewer smokers.
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Lifestyle - There are more than 1.6 million smokers in Ontario and research shows that up to 80 per cent of them have tried to quit. Tobacco use is responsible for more than 13,000 premature deaths every year in Ontario, making it the number one cause of preventable illness and death in the province. But it is extremely difficult to break the vice-like grip of nicotine addiction and hardly anyone gets there on the first try, says the Ontario Lung Association in a National Non-Smoking Week (Jan. 19-25) new release. In fact, it may take some people make five or six attempts before they finally manage to quit smoking for good. Fortunately, no one has to do it alone. There are many supports available to help
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Pastor Bruce Donald (Fellowship Baptist) 613-623-4863 156 Landrigan Street South Sunday Worship 10:30 am Children’s Bible Classes Nursery Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study 7:00 pm
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Trip to Egypt inspires new book that will be launched in Arnprior
Lifestyle – A Valley nun’s book about a “mythic journey” to Egypt will be launched in Arnprior Friday, Feb. 14. Grey Sister Anne Kathleen McLaughlin will unveil her book, ‘Called to Egypt on the Back of the Wind’, at the Galilee Centre from 2:30-4 p.m. Borealis Press president Frank Tierney is inviting the public to attend the launch at the centre’s velvet room. McLaughlin will be in attendance to sign books and take questions. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. The 206-page book retails for $19.95. Called to Egypt on the Back of the Wind is a traveller’s tale of a journey to Egypt in 2008 led by the visionary teacher Jean Houston. The trip made a marked impression
on McLaughlin, who says in a news release promoting the launch that Egypt was the place where she found her soul. McLaughlin is an obvious fan of Houston, whose heart “knows the patterns of mythology and spirituality that an ancient people drew upon to build a civilization of unparalleled wisdom and genius along the Nile River some 5,000 years ago.” She notes that Houston created for her students a “mythic journey with story and ritual, exploration of temples, tombs, and pyramids, laughter and song.” McLaughlin, who is from Pembroke, is a storyteller “who seeks meaning, magic and mystery in ancient tales, and in life experiences,” says the news release. Drawing from her early years as a teacher, communications director for the Catholic Dioceses of OtJUNIOR KINDERGARTEN tawa and Thunder Bay and AND KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION from her retreats and workshops, she “works to weave FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 a spirituality that reveals the JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 7, 2014 inclusive presence of love in a universe 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. whose magnificence we scarcely glimpse.” If you are unable to register at this time please contact the school principal and make arrangements for a Her earlier books include mutually convenient time to register. If you do not know your child’s designated school, please call your ‘Planted in the Sky’ (Borealocal Catholic school. lis 2006) and ‘A Place Called Morning’ (Borealis 2001). Documents required to register your child She is also well-known ÿ Proof of Age, Proof of Residence, Certiﬁcate of Immunization (Health Unit) Child’s Individual Health Card, as an actor in such roles as Julian of Norwich, Maud of Baptismal Certiﬁcate and Birth Certiﬁcate. Your 911 address will also be required. Cavendish and Catherine Doÿ Senior Kindergarten registrants must be ﬁve years old by December 31, 2014. herty, and in a new play with ÿ Junior Kindergarten registrants must be four years old by December 31, 2014. a Celtic theme, ‘The Wooing ÿ Pupils who are presently attending Junior Kindergarten do not have to register for Senior Kindergarten. of the Soul’. Her books are online from ARNPRIOR/RENFREW FAMILY OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS www.chapters.indigo.ca and SCHOOL SCHEDULE REGION PRINCIPAL PHONE NUMBER www.borealispress.com. The John XXIII Full Day Arnprior Heidi Fraser 613-623-2828 Ebook will be available in March from iTunes and St. Joseph’s Full Day Arnprior Mary-Lise Rowat 613-623-2347 Kobo.
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Community – With the support of her family, her friends and those in her community, Dew Rotar of Clayton continues to heal following her double-lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) last month. Dew, 33, has pulmonary fibrosis - the same disease that plagues Ottawa’s Hélène Campbell. A fundraiser, presented by People First of Lanark County (PFoLC) and the Life4Dew Committee, raised $2,000 to help Rotar and her family. Once Rotar is released from hospital, she will have to live in Toronto for a minimum of three months, a requirement of TGH, a world leader in lung transplantation. He sole support is her mother, Leslirae Rotor, who has no income and used up her personal resources over the last few years being Dew’s full-time caregiver.
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Dew is living on a small disability pension. “The weather was rough, but the fundraiser was a total success,” said Rotor family friend Terry Garwood. “The (Rotor) family is totally thrilled to have this much support and goodwill from the community,” he added. Festivities included food, a silent auction and music from a handful of the area’s top entertainers, including Brea Lawrenson, George Turcotte and the Earthtones, Johnny Spinks, Brent King and Lyle Dillabough. Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren attended the fundraiser, thanking the
community for its support of Dew. A highlight of the night was a Skype chat with Leslirae from Toronto. With everyone gathering around the laptop, Garwood called it a special moment. People First of Ontario president Kory Earle encouraged individuals to make a donation to help out Dew. “Every dollar will make a huge difference to the family,” he said. To make a donation or for more information about Dew, visit www.Life4Dew.ca. In addition, follow Dew’s journey on social media: www.facebook.com/Life4Dew (Facebook) or @Life4Dew (Twitter).
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Top chefs heat things up at Arnprior District High School Community - Grade 10 foods and nutrition students at Arnprior District High School competed for top spots in an Iron Chef competition at the school recently. Students were charged with creating one sweet and one savoury dish using secret ingredients cinnamon and ginger. Judges for the contest were Jordan Sabourin, Tim Stock and instructor Anne Sabourin. Jordan and Tim are from Play, Food and Wine in Ottawa’s Byward Market. WINNERS
Iron Chef ginger winners are: First - Ethan Clark, Amanda Vaughan, Laura Sullivan, Jazmyn Nicholas with savoury recipe: Honey Ginger Chicken Breast with Gingered Vegetable Stir Fry and sweet recipe: Ginger Caramel Apple Pudding. Second - Calli McLachlan, Jordi Reid, Cassidy Judd, Jessica Landon with savoury recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Peach Ginger Chutney and sweet recipe: Gingersnap Apple Crumble.
Third: Taylor Leckie, Shelby MacMillan, Braden Howard, Alexandra Mercer with savoury recipe: Ginger Carrot Soup and sweet recipe: Ginger Sweet Potato Mufﬁn. Iron Chef cinnamon winners are: First - Casey Coady, Lukas Doy-Yat, Liam Jefferies, Cory Bryson with ssavoury recipe: Lychee Glazed Pork Tenderloin and sweet recipe: Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding. Second - Mariah Campbell, Gabby McNul- Arnprior District High School’s Iron Chef (ginger) winners. ty, Kyarah Donnelly, Kheara Richie with savoury recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Apples and sweet recipe: Chocolate Cinnamon Meringues. Third (tie) - Amber Rivett, Adrienne Jones, Austin McNab, Spencer Chu, Jason Josephson with savoury recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Apples and sweet recipe: Cinnamon Twists. Third (tie) - Sam Pelkey, Emma Landon, Rachel Clouthier, Jarrod Jackson with savoury recipe: Cinnamon Spiced Sweet Potato Fries.
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Arts â€“ Following the great success of last yearâ€™s G8 concert in Arnprior, town resident and classical guitarist Philip Candelaria has another exciting event to bring to town. Candelaria, a member of the Canadian Guitar Quartet, made local headlines last year by offering area music lovers a rare treat â€“ a concert featuring the combined CGQ and Austrian Salzberg quartets. And while he was scheduled to bring another of his groups, the Latin Quarter, to town in February, music fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for the next treat. The Latin Quarter concert originally scheduled for Feb. 1 at Grace St. Andrewâ€™s Church at 7:30 p.m. has now been moved to Saturday, June 7, same location and time, reports Candelaria. Tickets will go on sale April 7 at the Arnprior Book Shop. Candelaria was quite pleased with Arnprior and areaâ€™s response to the G8 concert held at Grace St. Andrewâ€™s United Church.
A couple of the Salzburg guitar quartet members show off a gift given to them of the G8â€™s debut CD framed as a memento. All members of the G8 were pleased with their visit to Arnprior. â€œThe G8 tour was very successful, with standing ovations received at all concerts,â€? said Canderia in a press release. â€œThe G8 performers singled out the Arnprior audience as their favourite (along with the one on Manitoulin) and the Arnprior venue as one of the best on the tour for acoustics.â€? The European visitors, along with Candelariaâ€™s CGQ partners, were pleased with
the local stop, which included a show at Arnprior District High School. â€œWe also had great success with youth in our school shows,â€? said Candelaria. â€œThe performers also mentioned that Arnprior was their favourite stop on the tour they loved the warm reactions from our local audience and the more tranquil time they enjoyed in Arnprior.â€?
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Is a reoccurring flea problem still ticking you off? Lifestyle - Hard to believe, itâ€™s January and Iâ€™m still seeing dogs and cats with fleas. What makes this so unbelievable is that fleas cannot survive in such cold weather. Flea season is typically July or August with a possibility of going into September depending on how hot and humid that month is. So why are we seeing fleas at this time of year? The problem is that pet owners are getting the wrong advice on how to treat the infestation and the fleas keep on
thriving in our homes with no threat of elimination. Most of the time the course of treatment is to treat the pet and nothing is done to deal with the environment such as your home, cottage, carpets, floors, hardwood, furniture, bedding and even your vehicle. Most owners do not properly administer the products that they buy or delay applying it until it is too late or forget to apply it at all. Even when your pet is protected, the fleas can and will survive somewhere
in your home until the pet is no longer protected and then they jump back on for a nice hot blood meal. Usually the problem starts from the previous summer. Typically a pet owner will find an infested pet in the summer and do what they believe is the correct treatment in dealing with the little buggers, only to be told by a pet groomer somewhere in the middle of winter that their pet is infested. This could have been avoided if the pet owner would have been given the correct advice.
that we will not have this discussion next year. Where do our pets get fleas? The Ottawa Valley is blessed with an abundance of vegetation, sandy beaches and wildlife, all of which are a breeding ground for fleas. Ian owns and operates Wags & Whiskers Dog and Cat Grooming and Puppy Kindergarten at 118 John St. North, Arnprior. For comments or suggestions, he can be reached at 613-623-6200 or wagswhiskers@hotmail. com.
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You must treat both the pet and the environment. I have seen situations where owners go through cycles of fleas for years without effectively dealing with them. In order to remove fleas from your home and your pet, I would recommend that you speak with a professional pet groomer. Make sure that your groomer has an understanding in how to deal with fleas and the various flea products. Just simply bathing your pet or heading off to the store or veterinarian is no guarantee
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News â€“ Puddles can be dangerous to pets, warns the Ontario SPCA. In a news release, the SPCA has issued an alert about the dangers of melting ice and puddles. â€œWith temperatures beginning to increase, there will be a lot of melting ice and puddles â€Ś these puddles are filled with chemicals and salt, which can be extremely dangerous to pets if ingested.â€? Adding to the danger is the use of anti-freeze in conjunction with salt as a de-icing method. The society strongly discourages the use of anti-freeze in this way as it can cause â€œserious harmâ€? to pets, including death. Melting ice on lakes, rivers, creeks and
streams also poses a â€œhuge dangerâ€? to animals at large,â€? says the SPCA, urging owners to keep their pets safe and in care and control at all times. â€œPet owners need to be extremely vigilant with their pets around melting ice and water when temperatures start to increase,â€? said SPCA chief inspector Connie Mallory. â€œThese pose a significant health and safety danger to our pets.â€? In the event you suspect that a pet may have ingested harmful chemicals, contact your local veterinarian immediately, advises the SPCA. For more cold weather pet safety tips, visit www.ontariospca.ca/.
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15 John St. S. Arnprior. Second floor, 2 bedroom apt, heat and water included. Close to downtown & shopping centers. Mature adult living, $775/month. No dogs. 613.875.5362.
ARNPRIOR, large 2 bedroom apartment, renovated, close to downtown, living room, dining room, balcony, secure building, elevator, intercom, wheelchair accessible, washer, dryer, storage in apartment, 4 appliances, parking with plug, $900+hydro. 613-622-0224
2 BEDROOM apartment. Fitzroy Harbour, $725/month +utilities. 819-647-5362, 819-647-2659, 819-647-5512.
Judy and Meda Proulx And families CLR497752
CENTRALLY LOCATED in Renfrew, large 3 bedroom apartment, 2 storeys, shared backyard, parking for 2 cars, $850/month plus utilities, washer and dryer hook-up. First, last and references. 819-647-3986 leave message
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Convenient Downtown location in Arnprior.2nd floor 1 bedrm apt. $700./month & 2 bedrm apt. $725./month includes water & parking. Tenant pays gas & hydro, Please call Greg Townley Broker of Record, Mather Insurance & Real Estate 613-282-7125.
SMALL ONE BEDROOM apartment on Madawaska St., Arnprior. Fridge, stove, and parking. Second floor, NO PETS, One bedroom plus a $560+hydro and hot wachildâ€™s bedroom house in ter. 613-623-9282 Arnprior, walking distance to schools & downtown shopping. Asking $850.00/ FOR SALE month plus utilities. Please contact Greg Townley Broker of Record, Mather In- 1956 Wurlitzer, Juke surance and Real Estate Box, for records (45â€™s) roll top glass cover, lights 613-282-7125. down both sides at front. PENTHOUSE style 2 bed- Call 613-267-4463. room now available in Arnprior, reduced to $995. For ! ! 2 0 + A P P L I A N C E S ! ! viewing go to Kijiji Nearly-new washers, Ad#470258683 dryers, fridges, stoves, or call 613-229-1850 freezers. Warrantied, delivered. Appliance repair, Renfrew - 2 bedroom parts for sale, disposal, w/character. Central loca- dishwasher installation. tion - Non Smoking, No Support your locals! For Pets, Available Feb 1, viewing, Marc 2014. Please call 613-889-9768. Arnprior 613.433.9495 If you have an insurance Renfrew, central location, claim, â€œWho You Gonna recently renovated 3 BR, Call?â€? Ghost Busters? Give LR, DR, full kitchen (no us a call! Service is our appliances) private drive business. Eady Insurance. and yard. Quiet neighbour- 6 1 3 - 4 3 2 - 8 5 4 3 , hood. $890 plus utilities. 1 - 8 8 8 - 2 7 5 - 3 2 3 9 First/last and references www.eadyinsurance.ca required. 613.292.7323 RENFREW loft style 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge and Stove Included Laundry Facilities in aptmnt. Private Deck and Large Backyard. Parking available. $525.00 water included, hydro extra. 1st and last Rent Required Available March 1st. 613-223-4428 RENFREW small 1 bedroom partially furnished, first&last, $475+utilities, references, parking no pets 613-623-4747
Part-time Assistant required for busy, local, herb business. Various duties: preparing orders, inventory, packaging, bottling, general office. 1-2 days,Tues/Thurs. Send resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Stock Clerk (Part-Time) Receive and stock merchandise and inventory at the location. Will assist customers with carry in and carry out of merchandise. Clean the store at opening and closing. Team player with excellent customer service skills. Must be able to multi-task. Earn $500/weekly. Resumes to email@example.com
Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses and exams throughout the year. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran Portable Lincoln 8000 613-256-2409. welder generator, 48 hours. New 20ft cables helmets in crate with rods LEGAL $3000 obo. Case DX 55 with backhoe, 1370 hrs, $26000 bo. 613.838.5502 CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ€™t let your past limit or 613.612.7971 your career plans! Since 1989 Confidential, STEEL BUILD- Fast Affordable - A+ BBB I N G S / M E T A L Rating EMPLOYMENT & BUILDINGS UP TO 60% TRAVEL FREEDOM OFF!30x40, 40x60, 50x80, Call for FREE INFO BOOK60x100,80x100 sell for LET 1-8-NOW-PARDON balance owed! Call: (1-866-972-7366) 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 5 7 - 2 2 0 6 w w w . R e m o v e Yo u r R e www.crownsteelbuild- cord.com ings.ca
Cut, split, and delivery available.
613-649-2631 BUSINESS SERVICES
GEORGEâ€™S BARBER SHOP 47 McGarry Ave Renfrew Phone
613-432-9335 PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN The â€œHoney Do Thisâ€? Company
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1 & 2 bedroom apartments Campbell View & Campbell Place, Robert Street, Arnprior
613-623-7207 for viewing appointment
KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1071 per month plus utilities.
613-831-3445 613-257-8629 www.rankinterrace.com
McGRIMMON HOLDINGS Offering affordable one & two bedroom apartments. For a viewing and more information call Derek McGrimmon
Have a Vehicle to Sell?
Catch a buyer through
BILL WEISS 613-570-1488
Help Wanted! Make $1000 weekly mailing brochures from HOME! NO experience required. Start immediately! www.TheMailingHub.com
STREET FLEA MARKET
Noreen & all the family
Jayne and Rob Button and Colleen and Gord Sadler are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Kaytlin Mullen and Chris Sadler. Wedding to take place on July 05, 2014, at St. Peter Celestine Catholic church in Pakenham.
From the family of the late Steve McGregor. We would like to thank our extended family, friends and neighbours for the donations, flowers, cards and the many many expressions of condolences on the passing of Steve. After a long journey with Alzheimerâ€™s Disease in the Pinnacle Wing of Bonnechere Manor, he was laid to rest in the Sand Point Cemetery following a celebration of his life at the Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on a bitterly cold stormy Sunday afternoon, December 15, 2013. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Lochwinnoch Community and friends of the family, for their many acts of kindness in preparing for this celebration of Steveâ€™s life. Thank you to our grandchildren for an unforgettable eulogy; For the music rendered by Cheryl Mielke and Terry Lynn Mahusky; For Fern Storie and Melissa Virginâ€™s expertise in decorating and cleaning the Sanctuary of the Church ; For the pallbearers who represented the community and beyond. For the ushers â€“ Gwen Storie and Margaret Whyte; For the Pilon Family Funeral Home for their efficiency and compassion at this difficult time, To Burt Virgin, Duncan McLaren and Neil Stewart and any others who helped with their leadership in preparing the church and the grave site, We would finally like to thank the staff at Bonnechere Manor who took such loving care of Steve for the last 4 or more years.
LARGE 1 bedroom; 84 John Street N, Upstairs; Available Feb. 1 - heat, water, fridge & stove included. $510, 1st and last required. Call 613-623-4246 day or 613-623-7482 evening. Suitable ONLY for single, quiet, mature person. NOT suitable for children. NO PETS/NO SMOKING
2 BEDROOM Apt, fridge, stove, heat, parking included. Tenant pays hydro. $790+hydro. For viewing call or text 613-899-6593 or call 613-800-3579
THANK YOU We wish to thank all our family and friends for their kindness and support during Gregâ€™s illness and passing. Also thank you for the donations and ďŹ‚owers. Special thanks to Andre Pilon, Dr. Boersma, Vicki Murdoch, and the nurses at the ADMH. As well, to the Trahan family and the Arnprior Legion for the luncheon and the oncology nurses at the Renfrew Hospital.
LAND YOUR BIG DEAL ADVERTISE YOUR CAR OR TRUCK IN OUR CLASSIFIED SECTION
CALL SHARON AT 613-688-1483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Â¸ Security building, Apts recently redecorated, ample kitchen cabinets and closets. Â¸ Close to shopping and medical services. Â¸ Elevator and Laundry on site. Â¸ 1 bedroom $745+utilities Â¸ 2 bedroom $835+utilities Â¸ Please respectfully no pets / no smoking. Â¸ Free Parking
Experienced cleaner has two weekly spots available. References available upon request. Elizabeth - 432.6559
CLEANING / JANITORIAL
!!A-1!! DUMP RUNS, Sewing Machine ReMOVING, Appliance repair, pairs 613.432.9550 parts for sale, appliance removal (small-fee), Moving available with trail- COMMERCIAL RENT er. Support Your Locals. Fast Service. Marc COMMERCIAL SPACE, on 613-889-9768, Arnprior busy Madawaska Street, Arnprior. almost 500 sq ft, Carpentry, Repairs, Rec $735 (taxes included) plus Rooms, Decks, etc. Rea- hydro and hot water. sonable rates, 25 years ex- 613-623-9282 perience. 613-832-2540 Prime Commercial Space available immediately, Main St. Renfrew. Parking lot available and wheelCARD OF THANKS chair access. Call for details. 613.432.1911
HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Will do Private groups as well. Call Kevin 613.432.5192 email@example.com
DEADLINE: TUESDAY NOON. MONDAY AT 9:30 AM
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LOOK ONLINE @ yourottawaregion.com 613.623.6571
ALAN JACKSON, Dierks Jersey Heifer calves, Bentley at the 25th newborn to 15 months; Anniversary Havelock newborn bull calves. Country Jamboree Aug 14 613-283-2142. - 17, 2014, 4 day camping & Country Music Festival. Over 25 Acts - Buy Tickets 1-800-539-3353 & www.havelockjamboree.co MORTGAGES m
$$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com
SHOWCASE 2014 will take place April 25, 26, 27. Contact us at doug@showcaseinpetawa wa.ca. Exhibitor enquiries welcome. Phone 613-732-9662
MUSIC Guitar Lessons from Professional Musician. All ages, from beginner to experienced. $40/hour. 613.432.1985
TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers, CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE SCRAP CARS Will pay $50 -$200, or more depending on types. Picked up free. 613-432-3464 or cell 613-432-0449
Farm Land 80 Acres of Tile Drain Farm Land, Richmond/ North Gower Send A Load to the dump, area. Call 613-489-2001 or cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or 613-880-0494 leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.
Snowmobiles: Polaris Ultra 1998, Triple, Reid Belt, $2575.00 negotiable, also 2003 700 Polaris Edge $3575.00 negotiable. Call 613-489-2001 or 613-880-0494
Found colour scanner, fell off trailer near Dillabough & Rail line Rd Douglas on Saturday January 18. 649.2172 to claim.
CHRONICLE DIAMOND AWARD WINNER
Jamie & Shawna
9 Birthday th
Happy 90th Birthday Jan 23
January 25th, 2014
January 17 Love Mom, Dad, Grandma, & Granny
Happy 18th Birthday Addie!
th HAPPY 12 BIRTHDAY ZACH!
Wishing you a great birthday!
Missing you! See you soon! Love from Mom, Dad, Ally, Cole, Gran & Gramps oxo
Love you lots, Mom, Dad, Bryn, Grandma and Grandpa Aunt Kelsey, Cayden, Owen, Bently xoxoxoxo
January 26, 2014 CLR496731
We hope to have a 90th Birthday celebration in Summer 2014.
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Dom Coady Love your Family
SATURN ACCOUNTING SERVICES
INCOME TAX Don’s Income Tax Service is now located at 167 Bruce St. Formerly at 213 Barnet Blvd. Same Phone # 613-432-2695 Now ready for the 2013 Tax Season
DON’S TAX SERVICE 6134322695
Trinity St Andrew’s United Church 291 Plaunt St. S. Renfrew ON K7V 1N2 Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church is seeking a permanent part time Administrative Assistant. Hours are 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM inclusive, Monday to Thursday (20 hours per week). Salary is $17.36 per hour plus beneﬁts. The successful candidate will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to efﬁciently run an ofﬁce independently and possess the following skills: Constructive interaction with other staff Excellent communication and organizational skills Flexibility Initiative and resourcefulness Personal Accountability Strong computer skills A knowledge of United Church of Canada procedures will be considered an asset.
to Isabelle Roffey (McIntyre)
FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX CLR495377
To our dearest Mom, We are so thankful God chose you to be our mother. It was not a job for the faint-of-heart but you accepted it graciously and devoted your life to caring for us and preparing us for the world. You raised us with a gentle hand, a loving heart, and infinite patience! We are grateful for all you have done, and for your treasured presence in our lives today. There is not a day goes by, that we don’t think of you and know in our hearts, “there is none greater, than a Mother’s love”. Wishing you blessings and joy on your birthday and throughout the year. Love from all of your children, Jan (Michael), Tom, Russ (Kimi), Dorothy (Doug), Don, Judy (Wally), and Carol (Paul) and grandchildren, Amy (Deane), Wes (Leah), Shannon (Mike), and Brian and great grandchildren, Isaac, Ethan, Joel, and Nic
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY Urgently Needs one volunteer leadership person for the upcoming April Daffodil Campaign in the Arnprior area. This key team player will be responsible for coordinating pin sales at various outlets. Please help us in the fight against cancer. Call 1 800 255-8873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a girl from Douglas whom you may know She’s a grade twelve student this year at St. Joe’s
PUPPY KINDERGARTEN Obedience and socialization is offered. Call the Puppy Training Specialists, at Wags & Whiskers, Tena & Ian 613-623-6200.
Bluegrass for Hospice with The Dusty Drifters Sat. Feb 8, 2014, 7-10 at Delicious Restaurant. $15.
DEADLINE: TUESDAY NOON. MONDAY AT 9:30 AM
Applications must be received no later than January 27, 2014 by e-mail at email@example.com or in a sealed envelope addressed to the Ministry and Personnel Committee at the church ofﬁce. Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest. CLR495899
GROVES PARK LODGE LONG TERM CARE HOME REQUIRES A PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT The Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA), under the direction of the Physiotherapist is accountable for ensuring the delivery of prescribed treatment programs. The PTA will support our residents to help them achieve their maximum potential. Qualiﬁcations: • Completion of a recognized post secondary Physiotherapy Assistant certiﬁcate program • Implements exercise program with the residents as directed by the physiotherapist • Demonstrates a clear understanding of rehabilitation principles • Demonstrates appropriate and eﬀective written, oral and non-verbal communication with residents, families and colleagues • Provides excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills • Ability to function within a multidisciplinary team • Ability to problem solve and seek guidance of supervising staﬀ when appropriate • Ability to work in self directed manner Please forward resume to: Groves Park Lodge 470 Raglan St N Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P5 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for interview will be contacted.
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is looking to ﬁll the following 3 Positions
Looking for a Receptionist in our location in Arnprior for weekend (15hrs)
Licensed Automotive Technician
- Bilingual - Professional
To Meet Growing Demand
Mack MacKenzie Motors #64*/&44t5&$)/0-0(:t)&"-5)$"3&
READY FOR A NEW CAREER?
THAT’S WHERE WILLIS COLLEGE COMES IN! CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
GM Experience Preferred
Oil Change Specialist
2nd Career Options ■ Relocated/Relocating
M.Sylvain Mercier at 613-622-0399 for info or
Since 1986 our Career Transition Program has helped individuals identify realistic career options … many towards choices they never considered or thought possible … and then piloted them through the complete career-hunting process.
Part-time Marketing Co-ordinator Please send resume to: Mack MacKenzie Motors Ltd. Attn: Greg Mackenzie 547 New Street, Renfrew, ON K7V 1G8
We Offer: A Wide Range of Funding Options
Approx. 3 days per week
START A CAREER IN BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY OR HEALTHCARE!
CAREER TRANSITION MADE EASY Managers Professionals Support Staff CLR498394
DEADLINE: TUESDAY NOON. MONDAY AT 9:30 AM
: The Professional’s Option : Do-It-Yourself Option 1st Careers & Individuals $60,000 - $175,000 Salary Range Executives, Managers, Professionals Who Simply Need Help (Both options now available through distant counseling or in person)
Career Placement Assistance
Dennis S. Wrote, “I love my new position – I can now answer “Yes” to Being somebody – Doing Something Worthwhile – Having a Someplace”
Willis College Exclusive Career Fairs Co-op Placements Available
WANT SOLID HELP? CALL TO ARRANGE A FREE EXPLORATORY INTERVIEW
ARNPRIOR CAMPUS: 613.623.1114 WILLISCOLLEGE.COM
RECREATION COORDINATOR (14 MONTH CONTRACT)
1 877-779-2362 or (613) 498-2290 www.ictr.ca/careeroute
C.W. Armstrong Senior Counsellor & Prominent Author
The Townships of Bonnechere Valley, Greater Madawaska and North Algona Wilberforce have formed a partnership to implement a Community Recreation Project under the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund which is funded through the Government of Ontario.
Be a Willis Graduate…Don’t Compete with One!
We are seeking a motivated individual with expertise in recreation who works well in an ever-changing environment. A competitive salary based on 35 hours per week is offered. The Recreation Coordinator is a key member of the team who will contribute leadership, direction and enthusiasm to the townships. They will work closely with community stakeholders to develop partnerships to meet the recreation needs of the area and lead the implementation of the project.
Employment Opportunities NURSING COORDINATOR, Permanent Part-Time The Nursing Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of patient care as well as ensuring proper staffing and utilization of hospital beds. He/she acts as resource for all departments, and functions in a leadership role after-hours. The successful incumbent will have a current certificate of competence from the CNO, ACLS certification, broad clinical skills and experience, and excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills. Recent obstetrical and administrative experience working in a unionized environment will be considered strong assets.
Maintenance Worker, Casual We require a casual maintenance worker to support a number of projects currently underway. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and relevant prior experience in general maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, carpentry, painting and/or dry-walling. A licensed trade certificate will be considered an asset.
Perioperative Registered Nurse, Casual and Permanent Part-Time The RN provides care to the patient receiving treatment and/or procedure, in the pre/peri/post-operative, same day admit, and daycare settings. Required qualifications include recent O.R. experience, O.R. Room Course, cardiac monitoring skills, and sound knowledge of ORNAC/CSA Standards. Endoscopy and PACU nursing experience, completion of the Critical Care Program or Coronary Care course, ACLS and/or CPN (C) will be considered strong assets. For all of the above opportunities, please apply in writing by 12:00 noon on February 10, 2014 to Julia Boudreau, Vice President, Corporate Services, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, 499 Raglan Street North, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1P6 or email@example.com. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. A Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the past six (6) months is a requirement for employment at RVH. Visit www.renfrewhosp.com to learn more.
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The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is a fully accredited acute care community hospital located on two state-of-the-art sites in the picturesque communities of Perth and Smiths Falls. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, medicine, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis, as well as diagnostic imaging, laboratory and infection control services. Due to the pending retirement (October 2014) of the current President & CEO, the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is seeking a highly skilled, motivated individual to ﬁll this challenging role.
PRESIDENT & CEO As President & CEO, you will report to a highly skilled policy governance Board of Directors, and lead a reputable and skilled executive team. As a coach, manager and advocate, you will promote PSFDH’s Mission, ensure operational and clinical excellence, champion quality patient care, foster organizational accountability and ﬁnancial stewardship, build upon a strong community presence, while fostering an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. PSFDH has strengthened its ﬁnancial position while supporting its goals of providing excellent, high quality patient care and satisfaction in conjunction with ensuring the ongoing engagement of all staff and physicians. The new President & CEO will continue to develop relationships with the staff, physicians, volunteers, auxiliaries and foundations and work on strengthening relationships and partnerships with community groups and stakeholders.
Interested applicants are invited to apply no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday January 29, 2014 to: Town of Renfrew Department of Parks and Recreation Attention: Kevin Hill 127 Raglan Street South Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8 OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will have experience in the areas of clinical care, quality and risk management; possess a strong ﬁscal acumen to ensure the PSFDH’s ﬁnancial health; and solid experience developing relationships with strategic partners. The ideal candidate will also have current senior hospital administration experience. These skills will be highly valued, as will your knowledge of and exposure to policy governance.
Job descriptions are available at: www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com, www.greatermadawaska.com, www.nalgonawil.com
If you are interested in a great opportunity to build and lead a progressive community hospital, rated as one of the top 10 A+ hospitals in Canada, please apply in conﬁdence
We thank all the applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
to Ms. Lynda Hendriks, Chair, Board of Directors at email@example.com CLR498380
For further information, please contact Karen Kelly, Board Coordinator/Executive Assistant at 613-283-2330 ext. 1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 23, 2014 43
If you have: AZ,BZ, or CZ Operators licence. Clean abstract Several years experience Good driving record and references Please deliver or send your C.V. and related documents to: 100 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE, CARLETON PLACE, ON K7C 3T2 NO APPLICATIONS BY TELEPHONE PLEASE
Inpatient Unit (Part-Time & Casual Positions) Emergency Department (Part-Time & Casual Positions) Day Surgery / Recovery Room (Part Time & Casual Positions) Cardiology Department: Stress Tests (Casual Position) Arnprior Regional Health is seeking Registered Nurses for various departments. Applicants must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. In addition: Inpatient Unit or Cardiology Department Nurses must have a Coronary Care Course/EKG Interpretation Skills, current BCLS & ACLS certificate. Emergency Department Nurses must have completed the ER Course or have their Emergency Nursing Certificate, current BCLS & ACLS, current IV Therapy Administration Skills. Current TNCC and PALS would be considered an asset. Day Surgery / Recovery Room Nurses must have completed their Critical Care Course/have critical care experience and have current ACLS & BCLS. Applicants: Please ensure you include your CNO Registration Number on your application. If applying from a different city/province/country ensure you clearly indicate when you plan to re-locate to the Arnprior/Ottawa area. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes to: Arnprior Regional Health – HR Department email: email@example.com fax: 613-623-4844 We thank all who apply for their interest but only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. CLR497985
Job Posng Job Title: Business Unit:
Business Manager Metroland East- Smiths Falls -Oawa
THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporaon, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informaon to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown signiﬁcantly in recent years in terms of audience and adversers and we’re connuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connecon to the community. For further informaon, please visit www.metroland.com. THE POSITION • Reporng into the VP and Regional Publisher, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of accounng/ ﬁnance and administrave funcons, and oversee the Finance/ Administraon staﬀ, for the region of Metroland East. This is an excing opportunity for someone who is results oriented, wants to make a diﬀerence and will take the role to the next level.
Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posng and that further consideraon will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posion.
COME SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS! Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence in client sasfacon and experse in our niche market is the standard.
DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 Site Supervisor Smiths Falls Facility and 1 Site Supervisor – Trenton Facility Must have the following: 5 - 10 Years’ Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal Cerﬁcaon – Welder, Millwright or Fier Valid Driver’s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent Communicaon and Interpersonal Skills
We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming boom line responsibilies in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energec, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.
We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 44 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 23, 2014
APPLY AT: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014
What’s In It For You • Health and Dental Beneﬁts • Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success • Advancement Opportunies • Compeve Salary • Proﬁt Sharing
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Compile miscellaneous sales and income statements, schedules, and reports for Publisher by speciﬁed me periods and deadlines • Ensure Metroland East operates within all company ﬁnancial policies and compliance laws • Assist the business in development of Strategic Planning • Development of all related ﬁnancial forecasng for the region • Experience wring business plans for new projects • Monitor and provide detailed explanaons of Key Performance Indicators and business expenses and assist in proper allocaon as needed • Oversee the processing of payroll including new hires and terminaons • Prepare Ad Hoc reporng to assist the Publisher, departments and Head oﬃce with ﬁnancial data • Preparaon and report for annual internal audits • Manage and provide leadership for the Accounng staﬀ • Ensure month end and quarterly ﬁnancial commentaries are completed accurately and on a mely basis • Liaise with IT on the automated billing system, MPE. • Other dues as may be assigned SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Developing Direct Reports * Innovaon Management * Managing Vision & Purpose * Polical Savvy* Strategic Thinking * Process Management* Managing and Measuring Work* Problem Solving* Business Acumen. • CGA/CMA with a college or University educaon • Five to seven years accounng experience, including managerial experience overseeing ﬁnance employees • Experience in Business Planning/Strategic Planning • Excellent communicaon skills, orally and wrien • Superior Computer knowledge(Excel, Word, Outlook), including experience working with pivot tables • Experience working with an automated billing system/ customer management system • Detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy • Excellent organizaonal skills
Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, email@example.com by Friday January 31st, 2014
General Manager Metroland East – Smiths Falls
THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporaon, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informaon to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown signiﬁcantly in recent years in terms of audience and adversers and we’re connuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connecon to the community. For further informaon, please visit www.metroland.com. THE POSITION • Reporng into the Regional General Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the Phone Book division serving 23 markets in Ontario, the Smiths Falls Record News, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier, and the Almonte / Carleton Place Canadian Gazee. Successful candidate will lead our sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community, and meet company standards for proﬁtability and editorial excellence. Candidate will also focus their team on new regional objecves set out by the Regional Publisher such as digital strategies, specialty publicaons, and website audience enhancement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objecves as well as maximize market potenal in all business segments/divisions. • Develop and execute aggressive sales and markeng strategies across the Phonebook division, all 4 newspapers and the regional websites. • Day to day management of the division to achieve the operang plan including ﬁnancial, digital, editorial, circulaon, and administrave budgets/plans by implemenng management controls which monitor performance and by taking correcve acon when areas of non-performance is idenﬁed. • Assist the Regional General Manager and Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly idenﬁes objecves, strategies, priories and new innovave opportunies in this division • To maximize community and reader involvement through mely, creave and accurate reporng of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards • To monitor the distribuon system to ensure accurate and mely delivery of company products and inserts • Idenﬁes and develops new business opportunies to aain and exceed revenue targets • To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, businesses associaons, and through Division promoons and by parcipang in community events • To ensure that all staﬃng levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and eﬀecve performance measures are assigned and employees are movated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objecves ulizing sound management tools and pracces • Promotes a cooperave and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, producvity, and eﬃciency/eﬀecveness • Support corporate sales with local sales acvity SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Building Eﬀecve Teams * Conﬂict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Direcng Others * Innovaon Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Polical Savvy* Strategic Thinking • Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-producon opportunies • Must be results oriented • Experience with and understanding of Metroland digital strategies • Strong and proven project management skills • Excellent communicaon and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staﬀ to movate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. • Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representave of the divisions. Strong knowledge of the Company’s products, services, circulaon and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues • Creave and innovave thinker who can analyze and develop new soluons or approaches • 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) • College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posng and that further consideraon will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posion. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday January 24th, 2014.
The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital and Grove Nursing Home are located in the Town of Arnprior, less than 30 minutes northwest of Ottawa. Experience high quality professional practice in our progressive, well-equipped 44 bed Hospital and/ or the personal satisfaction of quality resident care in our 60-bed nursing home. There are approximately 320 staff, 200 volunteers, and a growing number of medical staff providing exemplary care to over 30,000 residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and portions of Mississippi Mills.
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Do you want to be a part of a vibrant, supportive team environment? Do you have a passion for providing exemplary patient care? Then you should take advantage of this opportunity Arnprior Regional Health!
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January 21st was the day you both left us, Though 25 years apart the pain never goes away. Jamie, we miss your smile and humour too and Mom, we miss everything about you. We sure hope you are together in Heaven on this day for here you are both in our hearts and memories to stay.
You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold, You left the best in memories, This world will ever hold, To us you were extra special, What else is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.
Love Jim and Marilyn Rick and Mary-Ellen
Lovingly remembered and greatly missed, Wife Jean and Family
BRUCE, Leslie January 25, 2001 BRUCE, Margaret March 10, 2007
In loving memory of Gerald Mackin who passed away January 27, 2013
In loving memory of George Buffam who passed away January 28, 2001.
L/CPL HARVEY A. EADY Jan. 21, 1922 – Jan. 21, 2001
1928 – 2004
We always remember And will never forget you
Love Your Wife & family
To the wonderful husband, father & Poppa. Remembering you brings smiles, laughter & occasionally tears. You are forever in our hearts. Our family isn’t the same without you. We miss you dearly. Love Rosemary & Family
Love and miss you, The Mackin Family
Roy McCormick April 19, 1933 – January 21, 2008
But comfort nears as we grow old We too, will pass and then We’ll see your smile and hear you voice And hug you once again
FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH – DENNIS MEILLEUR & DANY PALLEN 8PM FRIDAY JANUARY 31ST – JORDAN DUBEAU 8PM
Cobden Agricultural Society will hold their annual meeting Tuesday January 28, at 7:30 pm, in the Cobden Agricultural Hall.
409 Stewart St., Renfrew
Love, Rose, Nancy, Perry, Jeffery & Penny
Theo Zimmerling May 8, 1919 – January 26, 2013 God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around him and whispered “Come to me”. With tear ﬁlled eyes we watched him suffer and fade away, Although we loved him deeply, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
Love Always, Rodney, Nordella and Family
SIMEK, Peter Steven May 8, 1963– January 17, 2014 Founder/Owner of Tropicana Pool & Spa, Arnprior Peter Simek passed away peacefully at home January 17, 2014 at the age of 50 years. Son of Mrs. Vera Simek and the late Frank Simek (2009). Husband of Mary Simek and dear father of Alexander Simek. Dear brother of David (Kim) Simek and Irena (John) Kerr. Uncle of Katie, Stacie, Erik, Evan and Sarah. Remembered by many relatives in Czech Republic. Visitation at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior Saturday January 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to “Partners in Caring” of the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated by his family. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca
KELLY; Daniel David
Passed away peacefully in the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew Monday January 13, 2014 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of McGregor Scobie of Arnprior. Dear mother of Sandra (Morris) Hall of Arnprior and Susan (Chuck) Gillan of White Lake. Loved grandmother of Thomas, Brent and Bryan Charbonneau and families, Tanya Barber and Dianne (Andrew) Rodger. Cherished greatgrandmother of Eliza. Predeceased by brothers Arnold (late Margaret) Lentz, Cecil (Mary) Lentz, Frank (late Mary) Lentz, Gerald (Eve), (late Greta) Lentz and James Lentz. Predeceased by sisters Efﬁe (late Mick) McDonough, Betty (late James) LeBlanc and Dora (late Lloyd) Nelson. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where friends paid their respects Wednesday January 15, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted Thursday January 16, 2014 in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnprior at 11:00 a.m.. Interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In memoriams to the “Partners in Caring” of the Arnprior Hospital or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arnprior would be appreciated by her family. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca
They say time heals a saddened heart But this we say is true There’s not a moment that goes by That we don’t think of you
Dad, we think of you with love today and that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday and all the days before that to. Dad, those who mean so much to us are never really gone, Cause in our thoughts and hearts your memory will live on. Dad, one year ago you joined our mom and yet we still mourn, But knowing you are together again your children are no longer torn. Dad, your memory is our keepsake that your children will never part, God has you in His keeping and we have you in our hearts.
10 years has passed. Fond memories linger every day. Remembrance keeps him near. Forever loved and cherished, Elaine Munro, Heather, Janice, Sandra, Gail and Families
1937- January 12th, 2010
(nee Lentz) April 8, 1925 – January 13, 2014
Of all the gifts we have in time, Sadly missed by his family However great or small, To have you as parents, Was the greatest gift of all.
Love you both Donna, Jerry & family
January 24, 2007
(Owner/pharmacist Manotick I.D.A. Pharmacy from 1976-2000) Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew with his loving family by his side on Wednesday afternoon, January 15th, 2014. Peter Westlund of Calabogie; formerly of Manotick at the age of 65 years. Dear son of the late Raymond Westlund and the late Flora Quick. Beloved husband of Doris “Dorie” (nee Winsor). Cherished and proud father of Jon Peter “J.P.” Westlund and Anna Westlund. Dear brother of Verle Lambert (Curtis) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; Dennis Westlund (Carol Ann) of Apsley, Ontario and Arthur Westlund (Frances) of Melfort, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by a brother, Donald Westlund (Carol of Winnipeg, Manitoba). Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 24th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. A Service to honour and remember Peter Westlund will be celebrated in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday afternoon, January 25th at 2 o’clock. A reception will follow in the Pilon Family Reception Centre. In lieu of ﬂowers, a donation to Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/ Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca
July 8, 1951 – January 13, 2014
Dan passed away in the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa after a short illness Monday January 13, 2014 in his 63rd year. Dan Kelly of Arnprior. Beloved husband of Faye Kelly (nee Peever). Dear father of Errol (Janice) Kelly and Shannon (Jayson) Titterton. Cherished grandfather of Ollie and Grant. Dear brother of John (Shirley) Kelly, Peter (Joan) Kelly and Paul (Catherine) Kelly. Predeceased by his brother Chris (late Donna) Kelly. Visitation at The Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior Friday January 17, 2014 after 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m in the Boyce Chapel. Luncheon followed in the Boyce Reception Centre. In memoriams to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation of the Kingston General Hospital. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca CLR498404
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FRASER - 1986
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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â€” free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-623-7518, E-mail: email@example.com
â€˘ January 15-February1
Silent auction at the Opportunity Shop. Come and bid on fabulous art for your home. Auction runs from Wednesday, Jan. 15 until Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. All proceeds to the Arnprior hospital.
â€˘ January 23
Knights of Columbus bingo every Thursday at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Starts at 6:45 p.m. New increased prize format starting in January. Specials for the food bank and Arnprior Hospital. Pakenham Frost Fest Toonie Movie Night at
6 p.m. at the Pakenham public school and six-hand euchre at 7 p.m. at the Anglican Church.
â€˘ January 24
Three six-end games, lunch and dinner included Saturday. $160 per team entry fee. Friday evening plus Saturday morning and afternoon. Call Keith 613-622-0415.
Arnprior Legion hamburgers in the Veterans Lounge â€˘ January 25 Pakenham Frost Fest pancake 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at the Knights-Legion Euchre Stewart Community Centre; Challenge second evening fishing derby starting at 9 at St. John Chrysostom a.m. with registration at parish hall. Get rid of the 5 Span Feed & Seed; Up winter blues, come out, the Creek Bonspiel at the have some fun, meet new Pakenham Curling Club; pub friends and at the end of night with the Ryans at 7 p.m. the competition have a at the Stewart Community fantastic meal. Cost is Centre. $6 per team per night. Arnprior Legion monthly Registration at 6:30 p.m. with competition at 7 p.m. breakfast served in the hall, Game nights are also Feb. 8-10 a.m. Scrambled eggs, 7 (Arnprior Legion); Feb. bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, French toast, juice, 21 (parish hall); March coffee and tea, all for $7. 14 (Legion); March 28 banquet and awards (parish Mixed road hockey tournahall). ment 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arnprior Legion jam ses- Arnprior Shopping Centre in sion. Bring an instrument, the side parking lot by Pizza sing or just enjoy the fun, Pizza, $100 per team. Prize money will be split 50/50 bestarts at 7:30 p.m. tween the winning team and â€˘ January 24-25 the humane society. For info Annual community Caor registration, call Howie sual Curler FUN-spiel at 613-408-4367. Only the first Arnprior curling club for eight teams will be accepted. novice curling skill level. All skill levels welcome. White Lake village monthly market and social the last Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at White Lake Womenâ€™s Institute Hall, handicap accessible, featuring the womenâ€™s institutes baked goods. Vendors can participate for $5/ table. Call 613-623-2776 or email keenleyside@gozoom. ca or Facebook â€˜WhiteLakerecreation.â€™
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First of the Arnprior Agricultural Societyâ€™s Four-Hand Euchre Tournament Series at the Arnprior Canadian Legion. Registration starting at noon and tournament starts at 1 p.m. Two-person teams, eight games played and light lunch
provided, $700 in prizes. Island View Suitesâ€™ Robbie Burns Day Celebration 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in for the annual afternoon of fun with entertainer Ken Ramsden, followed by a Scottish dinner to fit the occasion. Prior Chest Nuts breast cancer dragon boat team fundraiser dance at the Arnprior Legion Branch 174, 49 Daniel St. S., 8 p.m.-midnight, snack table and music by the Chris McCann Band. Tickets $10 each. Funds will support the teamâ€™s attendance at the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, Florida in October.
â€˘ January 26
Walk for Memories for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, 9 a.m. to noon in the Carleton University Fieldhouse. Form a team, or come out as an individual and join in the fun. Ask your family, friends and colleagues to join you, or to sponsor your walk. To register, go to www.walkformemories.ca. For more information: www.alzheimer.ca/ottawa or contact email@example.com 613 523 4004 ext. 132. For more on local programs contact the Arnprior or Pembroke offices at toll-free 1-888-411-2067. Pakenham Frost Fest church service 11 a.m. in the United Church and vintage snowmobile show at Pakenham Ball Diamond at 1 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church Monthly Music Night 6:30 p.m., 156 Landrigan St. Everyone is welcome to attend, refreshments will follow. For those who are unable to access the stair/steps, access to a lift is available. For more information, call Pastor Bruce 613-623-4863
â€˘ January 27
and lots of dancing.
Arnprior Legion bingo at 7 p.m.
â€˘ February 2
The February Valley Singles Lunch Galetta Community Associa- will be held at 1 p.m. at Busterâ€™s Bar tion general meeting, 7 p.m. & Grill in Carleton Place. Contact at the GCA Community Hall, Donna at 613- 623-6698. 119 Darwin St., Galetta.
â€˘ February 3
â€˘ January 30
ontrac Employment Services free Resume and Cover Letter 101 workshop 9-11:30 a.m. . Call 613-623-4680 to register. ontrac Employment Services free Assertiveness and Self Confidence workshop 1:30-3 p.m. Skills for success. Call 613-623-4680 to register.
Calling all seniors age 55 and over, get ready to dance, free line-dancing Mondays at the Nick Smith Centre community hall, noon to 1 p.m., with instructor Hyacinth Chatterton, register by Jan. 27. Sponsored by Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home, 613-623-7981. Also Feb. 10, Feb. 24, and Monday March 3.
â€˘ February 5
Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Diners Club, Jimâ€™s Restaurant dining room, 5-7 p.m., Chicken Parmigiana, tickets, new price of $13 (purchase by noon Feb. 4). Entertainment by Rick Leben. For info call 613-623-7981.
Pakenham Frost Fest fourhand euchre at the Anglican Church at 7 p.m.
â€˘ January 31
Arnprior Legion hamburgers in the Veterans Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
â€˘ February 8
Grace-St. Andrewâ€™s United Church Women roast beef supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John St. North, Arnprior. Adult $15; children under six free. Family of four (children under 12) - $30 Accessible, takeout available. Arnprior Legion jam session. Bring an instrument, sing or just enjoy the fun, 7:30 p.m.
â€˘ February 1
Bridge/euchre casserole luncheon at Christian Education Centre, 257 John St. N., Arnprior, noon to 4 p.m., tickets $15/person. Proceeds to Arnprior and District Breast Cancer Support Group. For info or to reserve a table, call Elta Watt at 613-623-7455 or Marion Murdock 613-623-4981. St. Michaelâ€™s 4-Hand euchre tournament series, Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, 100 Clifford Campbell St., Fitzroy Harbour. Doors open at noon, tournament at 1 p.m. Two-person teams, eight games, $20 per person, light lunch. For info call 613-623-9780. Also March 29, April 5, May 3.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Wine and Cheese Shop Your Girlfriendâ€™s Closet Please, 1-4 p.m., $5 admission. Come â€˘ February 14 Valentineâ€™s Day luncheon at Galilee, shop â€˜til you drop New England clam chowder, boneless chicken breast with orange cranberry A Celebration of Minor glaze, creamy mashed potatoes, Hockey with a silent aucsesame green beans, strawberry tion and dance at the Nick Smith Centre 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. parfaits. Call 613-623-4242, ext. 21 to reserve your seats. Tickets will be sold at the Nick Smith Centre for 10 per person. Dance the night away Valentineâ€™s Day Karaoke at Island View Suites noon to 4 p.m. to the sounds of All 4 One, door prizes and auction items
â€˘ February 15
Arnprior and District Fish and Game Club, in partnership with the Arnprior Fire Department, youth fishing derby for age up to 18 at Goodwinâ€™s Bay at the end of McNab Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Murray Hughes at 613-623-6744 or James Kucharik at 613-623-1895.
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Winter Fire Ball, a fundraising gala hosted by the McNab-Braeside Firefighters Association, Nick Smith Centre, Arnprior. 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner by executive chef Randy Paulen at 7 p.m. Dinner will finish with a silent auction, leading to entertainment and dancing with music by The Front End. Tickets $45/person and can be purchased at Melâ€™s Flowers, 291 Elgin St., or MacPhersonâ€™s Plumbing, 106 Daniel St., in Arnprior.
Connected to your community
Chests Nuts invite you to dance the night away
Community - The Prior Chest Nuts Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team is inviting the public to a fundraising dance this Saturday, Jan. 25. The dance, featuring music by the Chris McCann Band, will be held at the Arnprior Legion from 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds will go towards sending the team to Sarasota, Florida this October to compete in the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival.
One bicycle, 10 countries, 120 days
LARGEST IN HISTORY
Arnprior District High School graduate Jennilea Hortop, above, has joined 50 other cyclists from around the world on a 12,000-kilometre journey from the north to the south of Africa as part of Tour D’Afrique, which is raising funds for the Peace by Piece initiative. The organization supports Peace Matunda Orphanage and School, a cause near and dear to Hortop’s heart. Hortop first came to know Peace Matunda in June 2009 when she travelled with her friend and sister to the school and spent six weeks working with children there. At right, she reads to some of her friends. To donate, visit peacebypieceafrica.org or check out the Facebook page Peace by Piece, Inc., where updates are regularly posted.
The Chest Nuts promise that they’ll ensure Arnprior will be well represented at what’s being billed as the largest event in Dragon Boat history. With the community’s help, “Arnprior’s own breast cancer survivors team can make a strong showing there,” they say. Tickets for the dance cost $10 and include a snack table. la ___ 34. Isaac’s mother (Bib.) 38. Sodium 39. Possesses 40. Falls 42. Animal pouch 43. Overdose 44. Samoyeds 45. Genus bellis 47. Mediation council 50. Beachware manufacturer 51. Not on 52. Inactive 56. 1963 Nobel chemist 59. Bambi 60. More ethereal 61. Adornments 66. No (Scottish) 67. 805 km Venezuelan
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You asked. We listened.
Celebrity Cruises Caribbean vacations
It’s all included.
Availability is limited, so book yours now.
NEW! All inclusive 7 night Caribbean Cruise with NON STOP flights from Ottawa!
Saturday departures, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014*
Package includes: • 7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise On Board Celebrity Reﬂection®
• Taxes & Gratuities*
• Balcony Stateroom • ROUNDTRIP NON-STOP FLIGHT
• Complimentary In-ﬂight Meals, Beverages, Entertainment, and Headsets • Round Trip Transfers from Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami
FROM OTTAWA TO FT. LAUDERDALE
• Classic Beverage Package includes beer, wine, spirits and more*
• Up to 2 Checked Bags per Traveller*
starting from $
www.celebritycruises.com/ontario To reserve, call your travel agent or call 1-888-776-1155 * Some activities/restaurants may require an additional fee. Offer valid only for departures between March 1 to March 29, 2014. Classic beverage package for two applies to two guests (21 years and older) per stateroom and includes beers up to $6 per serving; spirits, cocktails and wine up to $8 per serving, all soda selections, fresh squeezed and bottled juices, premium coffees and teas and non premium bottled water. Server gratuities are included (amount based on gratuity guidelines).Gratuities applies to two guests per stateroom and provides for prepaid stateroom, waiter, assistant waiter and head waiter gratuities (amounts based on gratuity guidelines). Max. total baggage allowance of 25 kilos (55 lbs.) per person. Additional charges may apply in excess of 25 kilos. Price is in CDN. dollars per person based on double occupancy for new individual bookings, subject to availability and change at time of booking and is inclusive of all taxes. Price is for departures March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 in a 2D veranda stateroom category, other categories/occupancy types are available at varying prices. This program is not combinable with any other offers. Certain restrictions apply. Celebrity Cruises reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. © 2013 Celebrity Cruises, Inc. Ship’s Registry: Malta and Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. 48 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, January 23, 2014