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FebRUARY 15, 2018

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SnowDogg Plows IN STOCK!

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Mayor won’t run in election

Hospice heros


The Arnprior Library and Hospice Renfrew teamed up to host a Superhero celebration on Feb. 11. The event welcomed 70 children plus their parents to the library for an afternoon of crafts, green screen fun and a movie. The event was the first of a number of community events to mark Hospice Renfrew’s 10th anniversary. Having some super fun are sisters Emilie and Zoe Dobbie with Wonder Women Aliya Karimullah and Chloe Baird (far right), Captain America Kevin Bossy and Hospice volunteer Kathryn Bossy.

David Reid will not run in this year’s election. Arnprior’s mayor since 2010, Reid revealed his decision at an annual business breakfast meeting Feb. 7, his voice breaking at times. “I decided I’m not going to run again,” he told the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. “I think it’s time to move on.” He said he enjoyed his time as mayor, encourages anyone interested to run for the position, and wished his council colleagues well in the campaign, which begins with sign-ups in May. Reid later said he’d been wavering between giving it another four years – “It’s a big commitment” – or spending more time with his family, including wife Tracy who uncharacteristically attended the breakfast. The determining factor? The death of his brother Robert in December. A lifelong resident of Arnprior, part owner of Reid Bros Motor Sales, and long-time developer who holds an engineering degree, Reid’s legacy will include how he modernized the workings at town hall, fulfilling a campaign promise to make it more business-like and professional. Speaking to a full house of business leaders – the annual breakfast includes speeches by both Arnprior and McNab/Braeside mayors, plus

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the president and CEO of Arnprior Regional Health – Reid started off by noting it was his seventh time doing it. He walked participants through the role council plays in providing direction to staff. That direction is documented in several master plans that have included public input. The strategic plan, asset management plan, and budget and long-range capital plans to name a few. He added that Arnprior was among Ontario’s first municipalities to embrace the asset plan, which sees money set aside for lifecycle replacement of buildings and equipment, thereby avoiding having to borrow. He pointed to chief administrative officer Michael Wildman, hired in 2012, as key in leading staff. “Staff are the experts and they should be. If they are not, you should look at getting somebody else,” he said. Soon after taking on the job, Wildman had the strategic plan in place, then came the corporate review and reorganization of the municipality’s financial model. In 2014-2015 were infrastructure improvements; an economic development officer was hired; and Reid won his second election. The next two years saw the massive $10-million downtown revitalization project, and plans underway for a waterfront revitalization. See MAYOR, page 3


149 Madawaska Blvd., Arnprior 613-623-3137

Champlain LHIN responds to reports of poor home health care delivery DEREK DUNN

Numerous reports of poor home health care delivery by a contractor of the region’s Ontario Ministry of Health representative has been meet largely with silence. Champlain region’s Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) funds home visits to patients through its contractors. It would not provide a spokesperson to address the issue, but did email a general response. “The Champlain LHIN constantly strives to improve the timeliness and quality of care for patients and fami-

lies receiving home and community are,” wrote CEO Chantale LeClerc, in part. “We take the concerns of clients very seriously.” There was no response to the situation Pam Picard said she and her husband Raymond, who lives with Parkinson’s Disease, suffered through. She said she feels free to speak about a LHIN care co-ordinator’s treatment now that her husband is at the Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew. When they, both age 72, refused to accept a bed more than an hour from their Calabogie home, at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke, Pam charges that the LHIN took away their chair lift and hospital bed, and her four hours

of respite the next day. “Oh, she was mad,” Pam said of the care co-ordinator, whom Metroland Media will not name until she can be contacted for comment. “It was like she was punishing me,” she added. Prior to that, the LHIN provided a two-person chair lift but only one Personal Support Worker (PSW). Picard believes they expected her to help. She said Raymond suffered from sores as a result and is still recovering. “They didn’t have to treat him like that,” she said. LeClerc’s email said the LHIN never speaks to specific cases, even when patients and their care providers share

details with media, in order to protect the patient’s privacy. “We have a robust process in place to respond to concerns and complaints,” LeClerc wrote. “To resolve individual issues as quickly as possible, the Champlain LHIN works closely with its contracted home-care providers and clients to help ensure clients’ needs are promptly met.” Metroland Media submitted several questions to the LHIN. One asked if it knows how much profit private contractors make in order to ensure enough resources are going toward home health care. Another asked about the common practice of clients complaining to

contractors rather than the LHIN and what is being done to correct it. Yet another asked if the LHIN monitors contractors for high PSW turnover due to burnout and low compensation. Still another referred to the perception that government partners with private sector to avoid providing good working conditions to employees. LeClerc would not answer whether or not the LHIN wants to replace the current system. She suggested contacting the contractors for some answers and the ministry of health for others. A future story will include responses or non-responses from both.

Home health care critic steps down as volunteer at Renfrew seniors’ organization DEREK DUNN

Fallout from Renfrew area reports of poor home health care delivery has affected a popular seniors’ services agency. Murray MacDonald, a volunteer driver with Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home Support is taking a sabbatical. He will not take seniors to appointments on behalf of Home Support for the foreseeable future.

MacDonald has been a vocal critic of the system that sees personal support workers visit at-home patients. He said his wife, who is a dispatcher at the non-profit organization, will go on sabbatical at month’s end to avoid causing too much hardship on remaining volunteers. MacDonald said after his comments in the recent story ‘Home health care provider under fire in southern Renfrew county’ he was contacted by Home Support and told not to use its

name or an employee’s. This, he said, after they encouraged him to speak out. He said the employee – whom he wouldn’t name – told him Home Support could lose funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network due to bad press. Judy Ewart is executive director at Renfrew & Area Seniors’ Home Support. She said she didn’t speak to MacDonald about the issue. But she admits to having encour-

aged him in the past. “When he told me what he was planning to do, I didn’t see a problem with advocating for seniors,” Ewart said. She had no comment when asked whether or not she “encouraged” him. Asked if her organization is concerned with how seniors are treated by the home health care system, she also wouldn’t comment. Asked if she is worried about losing LHIN funding if she spoke out

against the handling of home health care: “I can’t comment on that,” Ewart said. MacDonald said area residents donate money to Home Support. He thinks everyone should speak up to improve the system, but many are fearful. He’ll continue to work with seniors, he added.“I don’t want to desert the seniors. I’ve been volunteering for 15 years,” MacDonald said. “I will drive for seniors privately.”

McNab/Braeside Township Times Upcoming Meetings February 20 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

Township of McNab/Braeside EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Equipment Operator/Truck Driver

March 6 – Planning Advisory Committee – 6:00 p.m. March 6 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. March 20 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Seasonal Employment – Parks and Recreation Department We are accepting resumes until February 22, 2018 for the following positions: Museum Garden Maintenance (1 position), Park Maintenance (1 position), Park Attendant (2 positions), Park Attendant/Park Maintenance (1 position), Go to for full job details. Please submit your resume in confidence by mail or email clearly marked with the job title you are applying for, no later than February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to the attention of: Lindsey Parkes, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of McNab/Braeside, 2508 Russett Drive, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8 We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material will be administered accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Upcoming Recreation Events February 17 – Burnstown Polar Plunge – 2:00 p.m. at the Burnstown Beach February 24 – White Lake Winter Carnival – All Day event – White Lake Park March 2 – Astronomy Moonlight Snowshoe – 7:00 p.m. at the McNab/Braeside Office March 14 – March Break Fun Day – Space limited – Sign up now! For more information about these events, check out our website, the McNab/Braeside Recreation Facebook Page or contact Karla at 613-623-5756 ext. 232 or

Cradled between the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers and covering approximately 254 square kilometers of farm, forest and hamlets along the TransCanada Highway between Arnprior and Renfrew, the Township of McNab/Braeside is an area of distinct charm and natural beauty. Fundamental to the residents of McNab/Braeside is a commitment to protecting our environment; maintaining our rural character, lifestyle and sense of community; and promoting our natural and historic heritages. Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, the Equipment Operator/Truck Driver provides a variety of construction, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads and adjacent public property for the safety and convenience of the public. Qualifications/Skills:  Previous experience in the operation of roads department trucks, backhoe and loader and other miscellaneous equipment.  Operation of tandem snowplow is considered an asset.  DZ license mandatory. Post-secondary education in Good Roads related courses considered an asset.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrate ability to work independently.  Demonstrate excellent safety record, ability to meet physical demands of the position.  Ability to be on call 24 hours per day combined with a flexibility in hours of work. The Township offers a competitive compensation package based on qualifications and experience. A complete position description is available by contacting the Municipal Office or by visiting the municipal website at


Pancake Breakfast with SPARKY (Donations Appreciated) @ White Lake Fire Hall put on by the McNab/Braeside Firefighter’s Assoc.


Free Board Games & Hot Chocolate Kids Bingo at 11am @ White Lake Women’s Institute Hall (7 John Box Street)

Hop on the HAYWAGON SHUTTLE to get around to the VILLAGE EVENTS! 10:30am

Ribbon Cutting for White Lake Park Building Renovations @ White Lake Park Funded in part by / Financé en partie par


Snowshoe Walk, Tobogganing & Skating @ White Lake Park oboggans available) (snowshoes & toboggans


Pie Sale & Lunch @ White Lake Church

Chili, Hot Dogs, Cookies & Drinks. (All proceeds to the Accessibility Fund)


Fun N’ Games with Crafts, Face Painting, Scavenger Hunt Charm & Grace Princess Show @ 2pm at the White Lake Park


Public Skating @ White Lake Park

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL and quoting Equipment Operator/Truck Driver, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 outlining how their education and past experience makes them a suitable candidate for this position to: Lindsey A. Parkes, CAO/Clerk Township of McNab/Braeside 2508 Russett Drive, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8


Fish Fry Fundraiser provided & cooked by Mundell’s @ White Lake Women’s Institute (7 John Box Street)

We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information McNab-Braeside Recreation, Township of McNab/Braeside, McNab Braeside Firefighters Association, White Lake Recreation, White Lake Women’s Institute

collected is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be retained under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes and determining illegibility for employment.

with Home Made Pies for Dessert! $15.00/meal $5.00/kids 12 & under. Take-Outs Welcomed! 613-296-8509

For more information contact Monique at 613-623-2776(H) or 613-804-2776(C) Check out our Website and Facebook Pages

2508 Russett Drive, RR 2 • Arnprior, Ontario • K7S 3G8 Phone: 613.623.5756 • Fax: 613.623.9138 • Toll Free: 1.800.957.4621 Website: • Email: 2 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Mayor lists accomplishments From front page

Council has put the latter on hold to deal with more roadwork, including $200,000 for repairs throughout town and $2-million for William Street’s road and water lines (beginning this spring). During Reid’s tenure, a number of infrastructure projects were accomplished: · Two treatment plants · One full street each year (Charles the first and Hugh the last); · Both Division and Madawaska done (paid for by the county); · Lead removal from the water treatment plant to stop pipe corrosion; · Water distribution work to accommodate growth; · Storm water and sewer separation downtown. He said local industry has remained strong, and that development charges have steadily increased because “growth should pay for growth.” “We continue to see a lot of growth (in housing),” said the mayor of Eastern Ontario’s second fastest growing community. “I don’t think that’s going to slow down anytime soon.” On the 2018 budget, to be voted on by council soon, he touted the “pay as you go” system that sees funds go into reserves and reserves pay for capital projects (again to avoid borrowing charges). He pointed out that the past seven

budgets have resulted in tax increases at or below the rate of inflation. This year’s is floated at 1.5 per cent. “It could be zero but we need to stay ahead of the infrastructure gap.” The cost of running government has also decreased - from 15.7 per cent of the budget to 13. The budget – with resources at $4.6 million and expenditures at $3.8 – could include three new vehicles, roof work at Nick Smith Centre and Arnprior Public Library, a new jaws of life for firefighters, automated tax billing for residents, and an app to keep up with town hall. Among the areas Reid seemed most pleased with is debt retirement. Because of the control mechanisms staff has put in place, by the year 2021 a full $450,000 in debt servicing will come off the books. So by 2030, if the next mayor follows the same guiding principles, $2.9 million will be redirected into infrastructure renewal every year. Every year, Reid compares the town with similar sized municipalities in the region. He said Arnprior is in the bottom 25 per cent when it comes to taxes paid, yet services – such as recreation and library – are similar. The town’s water bills are among the lowest. “We are quite competitive.” See an upcoming edition for our coverage of presentations from Arnprior Regional Health’s Eric Hanna and McNab/Braeside Mayor Tom Peckett.

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Attending the annual Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce breakfast, held at the legion, is Arnprior Mayor David Reid, left, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant, GACC vice president Andrew Kasprzak, ARH president and CEO Eric Hanna, and McNab/ Braeside Mayor Tom Peckett.

DENTAL HEALTH T IPS From Arnp rio r Tooth

In this week’s article I would like to discuss tooth alignment and straightening and more specifically a technique that is rapidly gaining popularity referred to as Invisalign®. Our mouths have evolved to house a certain number of teeth, of particular types and with specific positioning. There are many factors that can negatively impact the development and alignment of our teeth, some genetic such having extra teeth, unusually large teeth or a small jaw, or behavioural, such as mouth breathing or tongue thrusting. Crowding is the most common cause of tooth misalignment. Properly aligned teeth are important not only for esthetic reasons but they also promote better mastication as well as the overall health of our gums and teeth. Many people that suffer from crooked teeth are very averse to having traditional braces affixed to their teeth. They worry about how they look and feel, but more importantly they are very difficult to clean. In addition bacterial plaques that form around attachment points produce hypocalcification (softening of the enamel) on tooth surfaces.

Super partners

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The Arnprior Library, Hospice Renfrew and the Arnprior Photography Club teamed up for the Children’s Superhero celebration on Feb. 11, showing their own super powers are: Carolyn Swayze, children’s and teen services librarian, Kevin and Kathryn Bossy, Hospice volunteers and Pat Newton, with the photo club.

An alternative is provided by Invisalign®, a company that produces clear aligners for teens and adults. Invisalign® aligners are custom made for each individual mouth and shift your teeth slightly over time, horizontally, vertically and even rotate teeth if desired. Following a custom treatment plan aligners are modified slightly over time to provide just the right amount of force in just the right place. They are designed to fit snugly over your teeth making them almost invisible and allow you to brush and floss easily. The treatment


period required with Invisalign® is significantly shorter than with braces or other conventional orthodontic methods. Most dentists working with Invisalign® will provide a free initial consultation in order to explain the procedures and their suitability for your particular needs and conditions. In most cases Invisalign® can correct alignment and position problems but in some cases braces may still be the treatment of choice. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment your dentist is able to create a remediation plan and through the use of models and radiographic images can show you a computer generated virtual time lapse video of your suggested treatment plan. This will hopefully give you the knowledge to make the right decision. Invisalign® certainly appears to be a form of treatment that allows patients to take advantage of advances in materials and knowledge to provide easier, faster, healthier and less invasive methods to treat a common dental problem. Should you have any questions on this or any subject pertaining to dentistry please feel free to contact us; we are always pleased to assist you in your quest for better oral health. We also welcome suggestions for future articles. Arnprior Tooth Doctor, Dr Shahriar Jalali, 613-600-4342

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Municipal Matters February 15, 2018



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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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






Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Almonte Old Town Hall Auditorium, 14 Bridge Street, Almonte

Policies impacting Almonte Ward and Subdivisions

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

Policies impacting Rural / Hamlets / Natural Heritage System / Environment

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

Policies impacting Agriculture


Thursday, March 29, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Section 26(1) of the Planning Act, requires that official plans be reviewed and updated not less frequently than every five years. The Municipality of Mississippi Mills’present Community Official Plan was adopted by Council December 13, 2005 and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing August 29, 2006. The Mississippi Mills Community Official Plan Five Year Review will update and refine the goals, objectives, policies and schedules of the existing Community Official Plan in keeping with Provincial Policies and the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13, as amended by the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006. A key map is not provided as the Official Plan Amendment applies to the entire Municipality of Mississippi Mills. A copy of the plan amendment and information and material is available to the public for inspection at the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, Building and Planning Department, 3131 Old Perth Road, Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, 155 High Street, Almonte, and Pakenham Branch, 128 MacFarlane Street, Pakenham. FOR MORE INFORMATION about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0; Ph. (613) 256-2064 Fax (613) 256-4887 Website: Dated at Mississippi Mills this 2nd day of February, 2018. Diane Smithson, B. Comm, Dipl.M.M., CMO Chief Administrative Officer Municipality of Mississippi Mills 4 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

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Pembroke West End Mall: Depart 8:00am Pembroke East End Mall: Depart 8:15am Cobden Main St. and Crawford St.: Depart 8:40am Renfrew Info Booth Across from Walmart: Depart 9:00am Arnprior Mall: Depart 9:20am Kanata Hazeldean Mall Don Cherry’s: Depart 10:00am Arrives at Casino 10:30am Departs Casino 3:30pm

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A Grand donation

The Arnprior Dragon Boat Club, which raises money for breast cancer awareness, is the recipient of a $1,000 donation from 2 Grands Piano Lounge and partners. Downtown Spa, Kin Vineyards, and Perth Brewery got together with the Elgin Street restaurant in November for the fundraiser. At the presentation is Dragon boat volunteer Donna Chateauvert, left, Kin’s Brian Hamilton, 2 Grands owner Chris Dziekan, Dragon boater Sue Reynolds, Mayor David Reid, and 2 Grands manager Kristen Cooper. Missing is the spa’s Michelle Nichols, and the brewery’s Sean Graff. The money will go toward the Dragon boat’s trip to Italy.

Town clarifies sewer line warranty info The story ‘Insurance letter with town logo causes confusion,’ in the Feb. 8 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide should have used the term ‘sewer and water line warranty program’ rather than ‘insurance.’ The issue arose following the recent issuance of Sewer Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) letters.

“This sewer and water lateral warranty service is not insurance,” says the town, a distinction outlined on the Local Authority Services (LAS) website . We will continue to follow this developing story.

Second annual winter demo derby Sunday The Arnprior Fair presents the second annual WinterSlam demolition derby this Sunday, Feb. 18 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Arnprior Fairgrounds. “Bring the whole family for some great fun, hot chocolate and hotdogs,” says an event

press release. “It will be open to anyone who wants to come run fourcylinder stock or six-cylinder stock. Entry will be $80 and it will be 100 per cent payback to the drivers! “The more cars the bet-

ter the payout so bring your friends and plan to bring the whole family.” Next up for fair board fundraisers is Ranch Night 2018, featuring The Riley New Band, March 31 at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior.

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Council Meeting Schedule - Draft 2018 Operating and Capital Budget

Please visit for the most recent version of the draft 2018 Budget Meeting Schedule. The 2018 Budget meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West: • February 20, 2018 – Special Council Meeting at 5:00 p.m. Budget Deliberations • February 21, 2018 – Special Council Meeting at 5:00 p.m. Budget Deliberations (if required) • February 26, 2018 – Regular Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Budget Adoption

2018 Awards

The Town of Arnprior is seeking nominations for members of the community who represent outstanding volunteerism and community involvement. Each year we celebrate the many wonderful citizens who give of their time and talent to make Arnprior the great place that it is. So we encourage residents to please nominate a deserving individual or organization in one of the following categories: Youth of the Year, Senior of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Town Award Nomination Forms are available at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 or on the Town’s website at

Free Pet Registration

A reminder that pet registration in free during the months of January and February. Registration forms can be found online at , in the latest issue of Arnprior Life and at Town Hall.

Sens Rink Survey

Council of the Town of Arnprior has supported, in principle, a proposal to construct a Sens Rink within the Town of Arnprior. The Rink would be a 200’ x 85’ outdoor rink equipped with permanent boards and overhead lighting (6 lamp posts). There will be a concrete pad under the ice to allow for the surface to be used year round for other sports including basketball with nets. The capital construction costs, other than for the overhead lighting, would be obtained from fundraising donations and/or in-kind donation of materials/services. The donations are planned to be obtained by the Sens Foundation and their community partners, the Arnprior Optimist Club and M. Sullivan & Son Limited. The land must be provided or arranged by the Town. Part of the ‘agreement’ with the Sens Foundation is that the Town will assume responsibility and associated costs for year-round recreational programming and maintenance of the Sens Rink. The Town has identified two potential options for the location of a Sens Rink. While there are pros and cons related to each location, there are also costs associated with running the facility based on the proposed locations. More detailed background information can be found at, on the second floor at Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario, or by contacting Robin Paquette, Town Planner, at 613-623-4231 ext. 1827 or All Arnprior residential taxpayers will be receiving a letter inserted into their February tax bill with an individualized personal identification number (PIN). If you do not receive a PIN or require additional PINs for other eligible voters from your household, please contact Town Hall at 613-623-4231 ext. 1819. Once you have received your PIN please follow the instructions below to access the survey. We need your input. Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, February 15, 2018 5

Mailbox vandals to enter Extra Judicial Measures Program SHERRY HAAIMA

Youth who vandalized hundreds of mailboxes in the area will be dealt with through the Extra Judicial Measures (EJM) Program. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Renfrew detachment made arrests Feb. 6 after a massive investigation of hundreds of mailboxes that were smashed or stolen over the weekend of Feb 2-5. The damage occurred in McNab/Braeside, Horton, Admaston/Bromley and Greater Madawaska townships. Six males were arrested for these offences, say police. Five males aged 17 will be dealt with through the EJM Program. An 18-year-old adult was released with no charges at this time. He will be completing a similar informal program or face charges. “It didn’t take long once officers went out to investigate to notice just about every mailbox on certain roads were affected,” said OPP spokesperson Const. Janice Sawbridge. “This is definitely a little more than just kids being kids.” Affected residents are not only faced with the cost of having to replace their mailboxes, which can be particularly challenging with the snow and cold temperatures, there’s the added ag-

gravation of not being able to get mail until the boxes are repaired or replaced, she said. The activity itself is also dangerous for the suspects. “This happens while people are driving around and someone is usually hanging out of a window of a moving motor vehicle,” said Sawbridge. “This is dangerous.” One homeowner whose mailbox was damaged said he’d like to see the culprits and their parents have to purchase the mailboxes and reinstall them themselves. “If the parents and their child would have to go and buy the mailboxes and install them, maybe that would be beneficial to the child,” said Al Methot of Castleford. That, coupled with an apology, would go a long way towards making him feel better about the whole thing,” he said. “I would think, that’s just great. I’m not saying they should end up with criminal records or probation. Just go out and repair what you’ve done,” said Methot. Mailbox vandalism is not an uncommon occurrence, but local police have not before seen a case of this magnitude. “We haven’t seen anything on this scale,” said Sawbridge. She explained that while it would be ideal for the accused to replace all the mailboxes, with the sheer number - somewhere around 200 - it’s not

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really feasible to have the youth replace them all in a timely fashion. The EJM provides an effective and timely response to offending behavior outside the formal court system. The EJM is a program specific to youth aged 12-17 who are involved in generally non-violent offences or are in trouble for the first time. “It’s instituted rather than laying a formal charge,” said Sawbridge. “It’s a voluntary process, so they have to agree to enter the program and abide by conditions set out by the people who run the program.” Locally, the Phoenix Centre administers the program, deciding what the consequences will be. “They could have to make restitution, do

community service, write letters of apology - it depends on what the offence was and the effect on the victims,” she said. The program helps keep non-violent offenders out of the court system, while assisting young people to understand there are consequences to their actions. And to those who say the youth are getting off easy, Sawbridge stresses they must complete their requirements. “The offenders have only a certain amount of time to complete what is required,” she said. “If not completed to satisfaction, then police are notified and we can lay a formal charge.” If you were a victim and have not yet reported it, please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

OPP seize cash, cellphones from vehicle on Madawaska Boulevard During a traffic stop as part of a criminal code investigation a large quantity of cash was seized, as well as two cellphones. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers stopped the vehicle on Madawaska Boulevard in Arnprior on Saturday, Feb. 3 at approximately 6:30 p.m. The male passenger in the vehicle was

charged with possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000. A 35-year-old McNab Braeside Township man was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on March 21. Detective Const. JP St. Cyr of the CSCU is leading the investigation.










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

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Township spending is out of control To the editor: First, a question to the newspaper. Why are none of the council meetings at McNab/Braeside being covered by the newspaper? There doesn’t seem to be any open communication between the people and council. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a computer or happen to go up to the municipal office, you aren’t aware of what is going on and I find that very unfortunate for the people who pay taxes. I would like to see highlights at least in the paper. I happened to look at the meeting minutes for Jan. 23 and got the shock of my life. Unless someone died and left the township a truckload of money, this is just lunacy $6,367,635 budgeted for the Perneel renovation and the new municipal Newsstand value, $2 per copy

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there has been a large sum of money borrowed already. Keep it up and the township will be broke. I find council is not doing enough to be called open and honest with the people who will be footing the bill. I haven’t heard anyone clamoring to have either of these buildings at that cost. In fact I would think that being out of the public’s eye, this will slip through with no one knowing about it until it is too late. I also think there is overkill on both these projects. Gail Anderson Braeside Editor’s note: While our staffing numbers do limit us in terms of covering every council meeting, we have reported the figures in this letter in several stories.

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NOTICE OF FIRST OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PROPOSED UNDERTAKING UNDER THE ONTARIO WATERPOWER ASSOCIATION CLASS EA FOR WATERPOWER PROJECTS: CALABOGIE GENERATING STATION REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proposing to redevelop the existing Calabogie Generating Station (GS). This proposed undertaking will involve an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) Class EA for Waterpower Projects as a Project Associated with Existing Infrastructure. Constructed in 1917, the existing station has an installed capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) and is now at its end of life stage. OPG intends to redevelop the site and increase the station’s capacity to approximately 10 to 15 MW. The Proposed Undertaking is on the Madawaska River within the village of Calabogie, in the Township of Greater Madawaska, Ontario, as detailed on the map below. OPG does not plan to alter the approved water levels and flows as described in the Madawaska River Water Management Plan (WMP). As such, the anticipated zone of impact for the project is limited to the immediate area around the station (see shaded/hatched area on the map). An administrative amendment to the WMP may be required under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act. This notice and public consultation process for the project under the Class EA is intended to coordinate and meet the notification requirements relevant to the planning stage of the project under both the Environmental Assessment Act and Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act statutes. The Class EA process requires OPG to undertake an evaluation of the project to evaluate its potential effects to the environment (positive and negative), and prepare a detailed environmental report. The evaluation and resulting environmental report will assess the potential effects of the proposed waterpower project on the environment during both construction and operation. OPG has identified certain environmental components that it expects to be the focus of the proposed project. Consultation with Indigenous communities and the public is an integral component of this process, and allows interested parties to provide comments on the project. You are invited to provide comments on the issues to be addressed. For information on the project proposal, to raise any issues or concerns, or to be placed on the project’s mailing list, please contact one of the individuals identified below. Over the next year, OPG will use the OWA Class EA process as a basis for coordinating all future consultation required for the planning stage of the Proposed Undertaking. If the project proceeds as scheduled, construction could commence in 2020. To encourage public participation, OPG is scheduling two rounds of open houses. The first open house is scheduled as follows: Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Calabogie Community Hall, 574 Mill Street, Calabogie, Ontario The open house will provide the public with more information about the Proposed Undertaking. Anyone who attends will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from OPG and its environmental consulting team with regard to the OWA Class EA. OPG has retained Arcadis Canada Inc. to undertake the Class EA process. For more information, please contact: For more details, please visit Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

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February 2018 There are a lot of old sayings that have stood the test of time. One of them goes something like this: there is never a dull moment in politics. On January 24th, in what is often considered to be a quieter time (when the Legislature is not sitting), our party and caucus was faced with circumstances that I am sure no one ever wants to have to deal with. Allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against our then-leader Patrick Brown. Within hours, he had resigned as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Subsequent to his resignation the Party Executive voted to have a leadership contest so that the membership across Ontario could choose who will lead us into the June 7th election. The timeline to do this will be a very tight one, with the winner being revealed on March 10th. The rules have been laid out, and at the time of the writing of this column, there are three contenders for the job. Christine Elliott, a former MPP who has challenged for the leadership on two previous occasions. Doug Ford, a former councillor and mayoral candidate in the City of Toronto (who up until January 29th was committed to once again running against John Tory for the job of mayor). The third candidate to declare is Caroline Mulroney; Ms. Mulroney was already part of our PC Team as the nominated candidate for York-Simcoe; she was chosen in September and has been out campaigning and meeting constituents ever since. I am supporting Ms. Mulroney’s bid to lead our party. I expect it to be a spirited contest—and whoever emerges as the victor—I believe they will be successful at ending the Liberal Government’s 15 year reign of waste, mismanagement, and scandal. Leaderships are never easy, but I am certain that we will remain united going forward into the June election. I would like to thank many from the riding, and those with connections to the riding, who encouraged me to take a shot at the leadership myself; I appreciate the confidence shown in me and pledge that I will continue to do my very best as your MPP. On a personal note, on January 22nd, after enduring a two week episode with bouts of acute pain, I underwent a procedure to have kidney stones removed. That’s another experience that if you’ve had it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I am very happy for you. In talking to others, it is actually quite amazing how many people have dealt with the same ailment. My procedure was done at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, and I must point out that every aspect of my care was delivered in a way that can only be described as first class. It was done with a level of professionalism, and compassion, that I was most impressed with. I’ve dealt with kidney stones once before, when I was 30. Being 60, I dealt with them again. If there is a pattern developing here, it must mean I am good until 90—I think I’m okay with that. The recent snow has certainly been of great benefit to our businesses that depend on snowmobiling, skiing, and other winter activities in what otherwise would have to be described as a not very good year. We live in an area that has a four-season economy, and while we don’t like shovelling it nor driving in it, the only thing worse than having too much snow in the wintertime is having none at all. Be safe. 10 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Owls are special birds When it comes to popuRemarkably, an owl’s face larity, owls seem everyone’s helps it hear; circles of favourites. feathers known as facial With their round heads disks gather sound just and huge eyes, they exude an like satellite dishes. Their aura of wisdom. auditory acuity allows This attribute has been some species to catch exploited in many Big Screen prey in total darkness. productions, Harry Potter The head’s width promovies being case in point. vides great separation of Because their eyes are placed the ear openings, enabling on the front of their head (to discrimination of sound provide better depth percep- Michael Runtz on the horizontal plane. tion) they cannot see well Striking asymmetry of around them. To compen- Nature’s Way the ear canal shape and sate, they can swing their placement on the sides of heads through an astonishthe head (one is considering 270 degrees and look directly be- ably higher than the other) allows for hind them, a motion that no human vertical directional discrimination. apart from that little girl from The Owls have auditory crosshairs for Exorcist can replicate. precisely pinpointing the location of Animals generally can’t turn their sounds heads that much because their neck Never think that owls can’t see well vertebrae would pinch blood vessels, at night. Their huge eyes gather light cutting off blood flow to the brain. and myriad retinal cones (visual senTo avoid this, owl neck vertebrae have sory cells) react to the faintest glow. extremely large canals inside them, While their vision may not be as sharp many times the size of the blood ves- as a hawk’s, it functions perfectly well sels they carry. Owls also have reser- under low light conditions. voirs of blood in their head to draw Our local nesting species are prifrom just in case the blood flow to the marily nocturnal, although the darkbrain becomes compromised. eyed Barred Owls will hunt in late Owl eyes are large and their bill afternoon. Great Gray Owls, their yelhelps exaggerate this feature. Their low-eyed cousins from the boreal forsharply hooked bill is short and al- est, often visit here in late winter. They most hidden by feathers. It cannot are crepuscular while Northern Hawk stick out as far as a hawk’s bill for it Owls and Snowy Owls, two other visiwould interfere with the owl’s hearing. tors from the north, are diurnal.

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Their fully-feathered feet and mostly white plumage help keep Snowy Owls warm in the coldest of conditions. This winter numerous Snowy Owls have come down from their Arctic nesting grounds. Many are heavily marked with dark, revealing they hatched last summer. Older males sport unblemished white feathers while the much larger females bear a scattering of dark markings on their plumage. Thus, young females are the darkest Snowy Owls. Snowy Owls are white but not for camouflage. In cold, windswept habitats white, air-filled feathers trap more body heat than do dark, pigment-filled feathers. For Snowy Owls, white is the warmest colour. But why do young Snowy Owls have a lot of dark in their feathers? Well, black-tipped feathers wear less quickly than white-tipped ones, and young Snowy Owls often travel greater distances than do adults. Perhaps it is because of the extra miles their feathers must endure. After all, travellers must dress for their journey! The Nature email is


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The thought of having the flu can make anyone feel queasy. But what to do is also a big question plaguing the young and old. A 52-year-old female in Renfrew was recently faced with these questions. She thought she had flu-like symptoms; instead of going to the emergency department she called the County of Renfrew Community Paramedic Response Unit (CPU) 1-844860-2778. The goal of the CPU is to reduce the number of emergency department visits and non-urgent calls made to 911. Phones are answered 24-7. The call is received by J.F. Duchaine, who has been a CPU for more than a year. Within an hour he is dispatched to her house. Once there, he is able to assess her, check her vital signs and talk to her about her symptoms. He determines that she has a virus and not the flu. If she were over 65 he would have been able to conduct a swab test for the flu. He also coaches her on the best steps moving forward and tells her if it gets worse to call back. She says the care was excellent, speedy, and efficient. She made the

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J.F. Duchaine, with the County of Renfrew Community Paramedic Response Unit (CPRU) examines a patient who thinks she has flu like symptoms. call because she didn’t want to go to the hospital with the flu where she could have infected others. “It was a 25-minute visit and this has a huge impact on the community, it’s one less visit to the emergency department,” said Duchaine.

“It is more efficient.” Comparing December 2016 to December 2017: 911 calls overall are down 5.1 per cent where the CPU is offered and there has been a decrease in transports by 23.4 per cent influenced by the CPU. This is the second year the CPU and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) received funding for more units during the flu season in anticipation of call volume increase at this time of the year “There is no doubt our health-care system is under unprecedented pressure,” said County of Renfrew chief paramedic Mike. Nolan is proud of the paramedics working upstream before calling 911 during what he says is an extremely busy time of year and free paramedics for their next emergency call. “It is absolutely without a doubt making a difference,” said Nolan. “We have seen a dramatic reduction of people calling 911 or going to the emergency department this flu season.” He is currently in discussion with the LHIN to extend the program. “I think it’s needed, how much depends on the wave. If all is well at the end of February we don’t need to add resources, but based on the resources we have now, I don’t see that.” The CPU program has been run-

ning in Renfrew County for 10 years and the services offered include: assessment and testing on scene of influenza-like illness, IV start/re-start/ removal, fluid replacement therapy, vital signs/wellness assessment, fall risk assessment, point of care testing, medication injections, blood draw collection and remote monitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and diabetic clients. Nolan said it’s all about being proactive. “The big part of it is finding you before you call 911. If you call we didn’t get to you soon enough,” he said. “If we know a service to help you, we can connect you with them as well.” They are also able to follow the patient’s progress via remote patient monitoring, such as for those people who have heart issues or diabetes. “There are hundreds in the county who are following a routine community paramedics have set up and are alerted to help,” said Nolan. “It’s super cutting edge and the monitoring is helping them.” For example, someone who has breathing issues - if something spikes the CPU will receive a cell phone notification and they are able to call and check in on the patients. For more information call 1-844-860-2778 or email


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Gardening series in Pakenham LORI RAY

Are you a brand new gardener? Are you an experienced gardener that needs some inspiration? Or do you just need a night out to break from hectic routines? What better way to spend a winter/spring evening than captivated by the beauty of flowers and growing plants and learning useful tips in the process. This exciting garden lecture series will be fun and informative. The Pakenham Horticultural Society starts on Feb. 21 with “A Florist’s Secrets”: floral designer Cindy Zorgel, formerly of Keepsakes in Almonte, will share tips for creating outstanding flower arrangements and discuss the differences between commercial designs and designing for flower shows. Her creations will be auctioned off to lucky attendees. We encourage participants to please bring a houseplant or rooted cutting for our plant exchange. Then on March 21, we change over to veggie gardening — “Grow Your Own great Veggies”: master gardener David Hinks will share the secrets of growing your own flavourful and healthy vegetables. He will

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The NeighbourLink Fountain Resource Christmas volunteers extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated through local communities, corporate sponsorships, organizations, retail stores, churches and privately. Your generosity provided a very special Christmas to many families with children, seniors, and individuals. Members of the NeighbourLink Fountain Resource team – Jenn Remus, Marion Campbell, Chris Juhasz – Pat Taylor and Jane Theaker in front. Missing are Karen Ann McKinna, Debbie Hudson, Marie Sparling and Jean Cassidy. Submitted

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Forty years of footy for AMBUSC The Arnprior McNab/Braeside United Soccer Club is celebrating 40 years of soccer with a season long celebration at their home pitch at Dochart Park. Arnprior McNab/Braeside United Soccer Club (AMBUSC) has given thousands of youth and adults in south Renfrew County the opportunity to enjoy the world’s most popular sport over the last four decades. The club has produced some incredible players and competitive teams over the years as well as providing those who just want to play soccer for kicks the opportunity to do so. “Soccer has literally grown from

zero players to more than 500 Arnprior area players in 40 years,” AMBUSC president Bryan Terrell said. “The growth has been amazing and the credit goes to all the parents, coaches and the many volunteers throughout the year. AMBUSC can’t grow without the support of its volunteers. Thank you to all our volunteers.” Arnprior adults started representing their town and playing organized recreational soccer back in 1978. Ten years later the first organized youth programs started appearing in the area. In 2000, all of the organized soccer

in the Arnprior area came under one umbrella and AMBUSC was officially formed. Since that time, the club has grown and celebrated milestone after milestone. Since organizing, AMBUSC, working with McNab/Braeside Township, was able to add a third full-size soccer pitch to AMBUSC’s home pitch at Dochart Soccer Park as well as building a new field house with public washrooms, a large storage facility and a concession stand. It has grown to be the best soccer facility in Renfrew County During the last 40 years, AMBUSC has produced some of the area’s top

soccer players. Recent graduates include former academy player Ryan Massoud, 18, who has earned a scholarship to play soccer at Northeastern University next year. AMBUSC graduate Jordan Tate, 12, now plays for Ottawa South United in the highest level in her age group as part of the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL). She has recently been accepted to the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy as a representative of Team Ontario. Former AMBUSC player Amilia Veale, 14, now plays for the West Ottawa Soccer Club in the OPDL. AMBUSC supports several adult teams as well. Last year AMBUSC had six teams playing in the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League.

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The family of the late Nelson Roesner (Poppa) would like to thank all for the prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers, and donations to Hospice Renfrew during this difficult time. Many thank to Rev. Bill McMillan for his support and meaningful service and Ron Watson for his lovely guitar music. Also thanks to the staff at the Zohr Funeral Home, Eganville and my sister Darlene and her husband Kornil for the lovely luncheon at their home. Special thanks to the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Hospice Renfrew for the kindness that all the Doctors, nurses and staff showed us at this time. Special thanks to the pallbearers, Jack, David, Ray, Brandon, Emily, Rayann, and Jorja Roesner. God Bless You All, Esther and Family

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Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the condolences and support during the recent death of our mother, Maureen Hogan. Special thanks to Dr. Susan Kurian for her care during our mother’s lengthy hospital stay, as well as Dr. Fishman, Dr. Fitzsimon and Dr. Greenough and the nursing and support staff at ADMH, your compassionate care was truly appreciated. To Fr. Robert Ryan, and members of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help family and CWL, our thanks for your prayers , support and lovely luncheon. We would also like to thank Andre Pilon and the staff of Pilon Family Funeral Home for their truly professional care, personal touches and guidance during this difficult time. All cards, flowers, and donations made in her name have touched our hearts.

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Elaine and family of the late Ken Burke would like to express our deepest appreciation to all for their kindness and support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Pastor Bruce, Lisa and church family, Dr. Michael Fishman, staff of the Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital and Lisa of Boyce Funeral Home.


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April 28, 1949 February 5, 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brenda Tanner, age 68, at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Monday February 5th, 2018. Beloved wife to Jim V. Tanner, loving mother of Jim A. Tanner (Kate), and mother and grandmother to Jessie (Brendan Dillon) and Tonia (Jon Hickman). Brenda is survived by her siblings Betty McGowan (Brian), Mick Hamilton (late Karen), Connie Hodgins (Gary), Jane Hamilton (Dean) and Jodi Peck (Bruce). Also loved and remembered by many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, extended family and friends. Brenda is predeceased by her parents Rachel (Laframboise) and Vincent Hamilton. Brenda was dedicated to her family and work, having retired after 41years from Smurfit-Stone in Portage. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Groves Park Lodge for their care and compassion. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during memorial visitation at the Zohr Family Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South Renfrew, on Monday from 2-4 pm. Memorial Service and reception will be held on Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 96 Argyle St. Renfrew at 10:30am. Donations may be made online at to either the Alzheimer’s Society or St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Renfrew.




November 9, 1934 February 8, 2018 Miller, James “Ralph” peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Susan Miller for 60 years. Loving father of Beth (Frank) Foran, Cindy (Peter) Holbrook, Cheryl Miller, Scott (Caryn Stitt). Poppy Ralph to Matthew (Breanne), Katrina (Brad), Tyler (Shannon), Josh, Holly (Shane), Nicholas (Makyla), Kendra, and Paige. Proud great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Eileen (Glen Campbell). Predeceased by his parents Mervyn & Sadie Miller as well as his brother Barclay. As a younger man Ralph enjoyed playing softball and he graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College in 1952. Ralph was well known for showing off his prized registered Shorthorn Cattle. He was the Manager of the “Man the Provider” building during Expo 67, and became a superintendent with the Royal Winter Fair of which he took part for 50 years. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Dr. DiPaolo for his incredible care and support, as well as to the many nurses at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital who provided endless care and friendship. Visitation will be held at the Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew, on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will take place at Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 10:30 am. Spring interment Goshen Cemetery. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Ralph to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation - Dialysis Unit or the Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on-line at




(BSc, M.D., FRCP (C) ) Emeritus Died at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday February 10th at the age of 85. Son of the late Frederick Simson and Mary Stewart. Survived by his wife Carol Ann Cotnam, his sons David and Richard (Paula). Predeceased by his first wife Mary Kedrosky. Beloved “second Dad” to the Mulvihill children, John (Celso), late Mary (Steve Jolicouer), Louis (Salwa), Timothy (Deborah), Andrew, Barbara (Marshall Netherwood), Shelagh (Peter Korth), and Michael. Brother of Robert Stewart Simson (Sharon) and Freda (Edward Barakett). He will be lovingly remembered by his several grandchildren, great-children, nieces, nephews, the Simson, Kedrosky, Mulvihill and Cotnam families. Stan attended Westdale High School in Hamilton and then received his Bachelor of Science in 1954 at McMaster University. In 1958 he received his M.D. at Western University and CRPC Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1968 and his FRCP (C) in 1988. Prior to studying Psychiatry, Stan was in general practice in Ancaster, ON for five years. Stan will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who was well respected in his community by his vocation of medicine and in particular psychiatry. He always worked to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. His practice ended in 2013 after 55 years of service. He spent 42 years in private practice in Renfrew and was a member of the medical staff at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. In his time away from work he enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hockey, baseball and the arts. A special thank you to Dr. John Matosh and Dr. Robert Duggan and the staff of the third floor of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the exemplary care given to Stan during his hospital stay. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St, S, Renfrew on Friday February 16th from 2-4, 7-9 pm and after 9:30 am Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Saturday February 17th at 11:00am. Spring Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations in Stan’s memory may be made to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Online condolences/donations may be made at






From Dacre, peacefully at Hospice Renfrew with family by his side on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Blemkie (St. Louis) for 58 years. Loving father and best friend to Gary (Sharon) Blemkie of Renfrew and Robert (Kim) Blemkie of Dacre. Proud grandfather to Candice (Bryan), Mandy (Kevin), Krista (Justin), Joel (Karla), Megan (Kris) and Melissa. Dearly loved Greatgrandfather to Kaleb, Quinley and Buckley. Survived by his sisters Mary Windle and Margaret Legris, his brother Bernard “Bonzo” Blemkie as well as his brother-inlaw Donald (Barb) St Louis and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Father Brennan, Dr. Pinard, Dr. DiPaolo and the nurses and staff at both the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Hospice Renfrew for their care and compassion. Professional services have been entrusted to the Zohr Family Funeral Home and at Bud’s request cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held in the spring. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice Renfrew online at



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MOONEY, Michael

Michael Mooney 70 years, passed away on February 5, 2018 in Windsor, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol for 44 years. Loving father of Joanne and Ruby Donaldson (Stephen). Dear grandfather of Isabella, Morgan and Mikaela. Loved brother of the late Maureen Mooney. Sadly missed by his nephew Robert and Godchildren Sandra Garofalo and Steve Stewart. Mike retired from Boeing after 30 years of service. He was an athlete and represented the Belleville School for the Deaf in the Deaf Olympics in Washington D.C. (1965) and in Europe (1967) playing volleyball. Affectionately known as a “Gentle Giant”, Mike had such a sweet and genuine soul that anyone who had the privilege to know him, would love him. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated. A celebration of his life will be held in his hometown of Arnprior, Ontario at a later date to be determined. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor and Essex County. Share memories at


Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 4, 2018 at the Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior. Dale of Pakenham, Ontario, at the age of 93. Beloved husband to the late Ruth (nee Clarke). Survived by his two sons Allan and Rob (the late Nancy, nee Neumann). Proud “Grandpa” to Thomas (Liz), Mike (Bridget), Shawn (Sarah), Gracie and Kyra, also greatgrandfather to Edith. Brother of Lee and Dalton also predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. As per Dale’s final wishes, there will not be a formal service. Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. (127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. 613-256-3313) Condolences & Tributes:




JORDAN, Gloria

PELLETIER, Leona “Lee”

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


It is with great sadness that Reggie’s family announce his passing, at Bonnechere Manor on Sunday February 11th, 2018 after along struggle at the age of 83. Reggie will be always remembered by his children late Timothy (Linda), Terry (Michelle), Robert (Bonnie), Constance (Richard Collins) and Kyle. Predeceased by his former spouse Sonja Wright (nee Fleming). Dear grandpa of Craig (Amanda), Curtis (Charlotte), Carrie, Christina (Andrew), Robbie (Jessica), Christopher (Mallory), Jackie (Jason), Scott and Layne. Dear great-grandpa of Brandon, Tiffany, Ireland, Samantha, Landon, Lily, Quentin, Cayden, Addylayde, Rory, Piper and Zoey. Predeceased by his granddaughter Stephanie Joy Wright. At Reggie’s request cremation will take place. Donations to Bonnechere Manor Foundation would be most appreciated. Online condolences/donations may be made at

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



KALLIES, Ronald Alfred

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


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

Yuill, Clare G.

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



Sister Brenda Kavanagh, c.s.c. Sister of Holy Cross Sister Brenda, Kathleen Callaghan, was born in Montreal, the only child of her birth parents, the late Richard Callaghan and Catherine McKenna. The late James Kavanagh and Rose O’Reilly chose her to be their daughter and she became known as Kathleen Kavanagh. Kathleen entered the congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1935 and was given the name Sister Brenda which evolved to Sister Brenda Kavanagh. Sister Brenda entered into eternal peace on February 7, 2018, in her 102nd. year and is mourned by her Sisters and Associates in the Holy Cross community, family members in England, many friends and former students. Her many music students in Alexandria and Renfrew, ON, and St. Gabriel’s in Montreal, will remember her love of music. Sister also had responsibilities within the community, as archivist, and as local superior at the convent on Baseline Road. Pastoral ministry in the parish in Kemptville, where she loved to visit those who were shut in, was one of her most loved ministries, while caring for her garden of flowers, especially roses, and tending to her dogs and cats were special activities! Prayer service will be held at St. Joseph Pavilion, St. Laurent, Montreal, at 10:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with Celebration of the Mass of Christian burial at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.



ZITZKE, Frieda

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

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THE OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for an individual interested in a PRINT Sales Representative position. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in print platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities in the print industry • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner

February 16, 2017 We think of you and miss you everyday. You are always in our hearts. Love Laura, Mark, Hudson, Elena, Jason and Cindy



February 23 Dale Yuke

Who passed away February 18, 2017

Theresa Irene Mosseau





Elizabeth Tracey (Betty)

February 10, 1928 - February 15, 2016



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



In loving memory of our parents Isabel and Cameron Robertson Jan 22 2012/ Feb 14, 1992.







WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle Agnes Mary Lepine (April 21st, 1928 - February 11th, 2017) Joseph Earl Lepine (Nov 1st, 1926 – February 11th, 1994) In loving memory of WORLEY LACKEY April 7, 1927 - February 16, 2017 Death changes everything! Time changes nothing I still miss the sound of your voice The wisdom in your advice, The stories of your life And just being in your presence. So no time changes nothing, I miss you as much today As I did the day you left us. I just miss you. Love Diana Loved by Audrey, 4 children, Much loved Grandpa of 9 and Great Grandpa of 12

Missing You Both Always!


In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Opa, who passed away one year ago on February 18, 2017. There’s a special kind of feeling, that is meant for you alone A place within our hearts, that only you can own There will always be a sadness, and often a silent tear But always special memories of the days, Jack, when you were here Sadly missed and forever loved, Rose & Family

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You never said you were leaving, You never said goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts we hold a special place, That only you can fill.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, A part of us went with you, The day God took you home!

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

Love Teri, Lynda, Cathy and family

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

External Candidates: apply to








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Building a future! Smiths Construction, contractors in highway construction, asphalt paving, and aggregate production is currently looking to fill various roles for our Arnprior operations, we are seeking…

Asphalt Plant Operator Equipment Operators (Excavators, Loaders, Grader)

Truck Drivers – Tri-axle/Water Trucks Labourers Previous experience with highway construction, asphalt paving or in the aggregate industry is an asset. The ideal candidates will be task oriented, self-motivated and team players. Interested applicants are invited to forward a resume in confidence to: Human Resources, The Miller Group, P.O. Box 4080, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9R8 Fax (905) 415-7155 or email: We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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“Maintaining and enhancing our public works infrastructure in a safe and responsible manner.”

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Contract May - October 2018

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The Construction Labourer provides a variety of construction, maintenance and repair services related to County roads infrastructure with a focus on public safety and convenience.

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Technical Services, carry out specialized technical duties required in the operation of the Public Works & Engineering Department.

Compensation: $18.03—$18.87 per hour. No benefits. Please send your resume, stating Competition #18-22 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Qualifications:  Equivalent to high school with job related courses in the operation, maintenance and construction of roads.  Minimum six months experience in road construction and municipal public works infrastructure maintenance.  G licence mandatory. D licence preferred.  Completion of approved training courses including traffic control, chainsaw operation, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, etc.  Demonstrated excellent safety record, ability to meet physical demands of the position.  Flexibility in hours of work.

Qualifications:     

Equivalent to College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Minimum Three Years Experience in survey, design and contract administration of Municipal Infrastructure projects. Detailed knowledge of Computer Aided Design Application Software. (AutoCAD/Civil 3D) Strong Interpersonal Skills and Leadership ability combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Valid Class G Licence.

Compensation: $58,845—$67,153 per annum, plus comprehensive benefits package. Please send your resume, stating Competition #18-23 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: (in MS Word or pdf format) Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the selection process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

County of Renfrew Core Values: Honesty and Integrity ~ Professionalism ~ Client Service Orientation ~ Focus on Results




Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit:

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

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East / Performance Printing is a provider of direct mail services and commercial printing. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to fill the position of Direct Mail Manager. You will be working out of our Head Office, in Smiths Falls, ON providing front line contact for all our external and internal customers. This is a full-time position.



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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Seek out new opportunities to bring Direct Mail work to our company via internal channels and external prospects and sales people. Evaluate marketing goals and highlight opportunities that take advantage of direct mail strategies. Present the company’s capabilities, experience and expertise in Direct Mail and support sales teams in their client relationships. • Provide consultation to Customer Service and Sales Teams on the planning and execution of Direct Mail campaigns for customers. • Perform data list manipulations. • Create VDP templates (FusionPro or FlexMail3) with corresponding data-lists for non-routine jobs, produce proofs and compose final files. • Build and maintain web-to-print solutions for customers according to their marketing and administration needs. • Regulate and monitor the administration of Postal accounts on behalf of internal and external customers. • Maintain/monitor eligibility requirements for CPC and USPS designations, such as SmartMail™ Marketing Partner (CPC) and Full Service Mailer (USPS), by keeping current on regulations and implementing operational standards. • Extensive knowledge of existing postal regulations and trends. • Executive Board membership of NAMMU (National Association of Major Mail Users) and CNYPCC (Central New York Postal Customer Council), regular attendance of chapter meetings and energetic participation in industry discussions. • Active participation in the Canada Post Registered Partner Program including webinars, certification tests and annual Road Shows. • Develop strategies for new repeat mail jobs, implement workflows for efficiency and error-mitigation, delegate new workflow to appropriate staff and periodically evaluate ongoing fulfillment. • Maintain proficiency with software products and portals applicable to Direct Mail, Web-to-Print and variable data fulfillment. • Investigate and help resolve mail problems that may occur, including negotiating with Canada Post/USPS on credits, surcharges, cancelled Statements and other disputes. Review mailings that fall short of successful fulfillment and suggest appropriate implementations to improve our processes. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field. • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment. • working with Numbers, data and spreadsheets. • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro. • Extensive knowledge of direct mail data processing, document composition, Canada Post and USPS postal regulations. • Excellent communication, administration and planning skills. • Capable of taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction. • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail. • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion. OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit:

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

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East/Performance Printing is looking for a Mail and Variable Imaging Coordinator Do you like working with numbers, data and spreadsheets? Are you detailed oriented? This would be a great career for you. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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

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



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


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Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit: THE OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

External Candidates: apply to

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

External Candidates: apply to

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

External Candidates: apply to

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

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Arnprior Chronicle-Guide The Renfrew Mercury--Thursday, Thursday,February February15, 15,2018 2018 19 23

Community Living Renfrew County South is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications/resumes for students interested in summer employment, assisting children and youth in a structured camp program. The positions begin mid-June continuing through to late August, with a work week of 35 hours, Monday-Friday. Positions are available in Arnprior and in Renfrew. Qualifications: A Secondary School Diploma. Students attending college or university, enrolled in a social service field and experience working with people with developmental disabilities are an asset. Other requirements include, a valid first aid/ cpr certification, valid “G” driver’s license in good standing, current criminal record/vulnerable sector check (obtained within six months) and a driver’s abstract are all requirements for the position. Our summer positions are supported through government initiative programs and have eligibility requirements which include full time school attendance for the current year with plans to return to full time school in the fall. Community Living Renfrew County South is an equal opportunity employer. Please mail, email or drop off, your completed application along with your resume to: Community Living Renfrew County South, P.O. Box 683, 326 Raglan St. S Renfrew ON K7V 4E7 Attention: Human Resources. Email:, Applications are available on our website Deadline for applications/ resumes is April 3, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest and only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. If a candidate requires a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please email to



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Arnprior Packers Hunter Halliday punches the puck past Perth Blue Wings defenceman Jordan Currie in first-period action Friday, Feb. 9 in Perth. The Blue Wings blanked Arnprior 6-0 in CCHL2 action in Perth. The Packers did not play on Sunday night due to the weather. On Feb. 16 the Packers play the Brockville Tikis at the Nick Smith Centre at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 18 they host the Casselman Vikings at 7:30 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 19 they travel to Carleton Place for a noon game.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PORTER (1 Full-Time Permanent Position)

PACKAGERS (On Call Casual)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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horoscopes ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Keep your eyes on the prize, Aries. Hard work is the key to success, and your hard work will be rewarded in time. This may be a week of transition, so be ready to jump if necessary. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 There is strength in numbers if you align yourself with the right team, Taurus. Collaboration is the name of the game this week. Jockey for your position, but share the work.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Emperor of Russia 5. Abounding in rocks 11. Increase in speed 14. Music app 15. Not nice 18. Tables (Span.) 19. Decomposes 21. __ student: learns healing 23. Nursemaid 24. Joke-teller 28. Male parent 29. Group of countries (abbr.) 30. “Rambling Rose” actor Lukas 32. Midway between south and southwest 33. Cartoon Network (abbr.) 35. Peacock network 36. Principal ethnic group of China 39. Made of fermented honey and water 41. Exclamation of surprise 42. Evaluates skill or knowledge

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you are approaching an emotional overload, you will need to schedule time to decompress. Find an activity that relaxes you and delve into that to clear your head. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are the eternal optimist this week. As a result, you may not be able to accurately assess all situations. Ask a friend for advice before making any big decisions.

44. Stage in ecological succession 46. Ethnic group of SE Asia 47. Not small 49. A cat is one 52. Broken piece 56. French president 58. Artist’s workroom 60. Ability to apply knowledge and skills 62. Visually stunning 63. Ancient region south of Dead Sea

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, even if you have been relatively good at managing money, you may need to tighten the pursestrings for the next few weeks. Financial discipline now will pay dividends later.

You are very good at giving others credit, Sagittarius. But this week people may be singing your praises. It’s fine to be modest about it, but don’t downplay your contributions.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Contradictions should not surprise you this week, Virgo. Focus on fixing as much as you can while you have an opportunity to do so. It’s a big job.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, do not fear if you seem to be falling out of sync with a close friend. There will be ample opportunities to rekindle the relationship. Right now you may need a breather.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you make friends easily, and this week your social circle figures to expand even further. Embrace this opportunity and enjoy beginning a new relationship.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a romantic relationship can be taken to a new level when buried desires come to the surface. Give yourself plenty of time to pursue these feelings.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, some of your most innovative ideas may be met with lukewarm responses. Do not let this derail your plans. You just need to be a little more persuasive.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this is a week when you want to double-check everything that you do. Be sure to dot every “I” and cross every “T.” Details matter.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

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Praise & Worship

Church Directory BAPTIST


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


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


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



Rev. Fr. John N. Burchat

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


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

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

Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. 295 Albert St. 623-2282 Sunday Children’s Liturgy Bi-monthly Youth Programs Home of the Arnprior & District Food Bank

ANGLICAN EMMANUEL ANGLICAN Rev Cathy McCaig 287 Harrington St., Arnprior 623-2554

Sunday Eucharistic Services 8am and 10am

Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-432-6689, E-mail:

Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number for us to reach you for clarification. Notices can be emailed to derek.dunn@ or dropped off at our office at 35 Opeongo Rd. in Renfrew.

p.m. sign up by calling Karla at 613-623-5756 ext. 232 or email The McNab/Braeside Recreation event is a fundraiser for outdoor rink boards.

Tote Bag Workshop A Burnstown Women’s Institute fundraiser.Bring your friends out for a day of fun, sewing a simple-to-make tote bag, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Burnstown United Church Hall Deadline: Feb. 12 Contact person Helen Gunn 613-432-4467.

Arnprior Family History Group is offering a one day workshop Genealogy for Beginners, information on computer software and services, genealogy resources, DNA, and hands on experience accessing Bring a WiFi capable laptop computer. Workshop will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Arnprior Library. Cost is $15.00. Lunch is not provided. Advance registration required. Contact Laurie Dougherty at 613-277-1074 or

February 16

February 18

At Island View Suites from 11:30-1:30 p.m. is a Chinese New Year Buffet Join us for Chef Wendy’s fabulous Chinese food to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

The Arnprior Agricultural Society will host the second annual WinterSlam Demolition Derby on Sunday. Show starts at 1 p.m., at the Arnprior Fairgrounds.

St. Andrews United Church, Pakenham is hosting a “Beat the Freeze Kitchen Party”. Join us at 6 p.m. for a ham and bean dinner followed by a light hearted evening of music and variety sure to melt away the midwinter blues. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are available for purchase at The Pakenham General Store, Nicholson’s or by calling Shirleen [613-623-6679] or Marilyn [613-256-3130] $20/ Adult & $10/Children. Wheelchair accessible event.

Pancake Supper, St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall Pakenham Tuesday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., pancakes, sausages, baked beans, Lindsay’s maple syrup & beverage, adults $8, 5 & under – free. takeout’s available. Sponsored by St. Mark’s A.C.W. Everyone welcome. Info 613-624-5311 or 613-2564126.

February 15

February 17

The Burnstown Polar Plunge will be held this Saturday. Held at the Burnstown Beach at 2

February 19

Family Day Breakfast, Monday, Christian Education Centre, John Street. Doors open 7:30 a.m., buffet style breakfast of pancakes, sausages & more from 8:a.m. to 11:a.m.. Cost $10.00 per adults, children age 14 – 5 $8.00 – under age 4






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

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free. Live Entertainment, door prizes, 50/50 raffle & plenty of hospitality and fun. Fundraising event as hosted by Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home. More information 613623-7981.

February 20

From 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Island View Suites is Mardi Gras Masquerade! Dig out your best costume, face mask and Mardi Gras beads for treats and entertainment by Simon Clark.

February 21

‘Kathleen’s Creations’ – A craft workshop held the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at ABMSH 106 McGonigal St. W. Free to those age 55 and over. Must register by the Monday prior; call 613623-7981. Classes are presently limited to eight members only – if full you will be added to the waiting list. Classes are instructed by Kathleen Bender, Agency Volunteer. Peace Book Club. David & Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell. 6:30 p.m. 27 Gordon Ferguson. All welcome, read or not, for a lively discussion. More info: Enid 613 623-7017.

February 22

Attention amateur radio enthusiasts in and around Arnprior. We are starting our own club. Our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 7 p.m., at the public library, 21 Madawaska St. If interested in joining Arnprior Amateur Radio Club (AARC), contact

February 23

Senior Stick Curling Fun Days

include this Thursday from 10:30-2 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club. $10 per person, must register in advance at Nick Smith Centre. Helmets, sticks and shoe grips will be provided. For more and to arrange transportation, call 613-623-7301 or email A lunch will be provided.

February 24

On Saturday is the annual White Lake Winter Carnival. Arnprior Legion Branch 174 Entertainment in the Lounge Series featuring Arnprior’s own Garry Patrois. 3-7 p.m. As always, no cover. Join us for some classic country and help support the Arnprior Legion. Game of Stones is part of Arnprior Curling Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations. From 10 a.m. to noon, $200 for the four-game series. Best dressed team wins a prize. Medieval Times lunch included. For more call Mike at 613-622-0112 for more. The Arnprior Agricultural Society will host the second of four Euchre Tournaments on Sat Feb 24 at the Arnprior Legion. Registration of teams of two persons and light lunch at 12 p.m. and games start at 1 p.m. with $700 prizes. Mid Winter Turkey Dinner at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 80 Daniel St N. 4.30 6.30 p.m. Enjoy our delicious turkey dinner and homemade deserts. Adults $15.00, Children $6, and under five free. For take out orders, please call the church at 613-623-5531 before 3 p.m. on the 24.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION RFQ #2018-600-01 THE RCDSB IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR THE CUSTOMIZATION, SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF STUDENT AGENDAS & TEACHER PLANNERS TO VARIOUS RCDSB LOCATIONS. The Request for Quotation documents are available by visiting the RCDSB Bids & Tenders webpage at Emailed submissions, clearly labeled RFQ #2018-600-01; Customization, Supply & Delivery of Student Agendas and Teacher Planners to Various RCDSB Locations, will be received before 2:00:00 PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 and must be submitted to Charlene Gagnon, Buyer, via email at The Renfrew County District School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. Lowest or any submission not necessarily accepted.


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Aprons played important roles MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories

Even though I had long since changed out of my school clothes, and what I had on was called play clothes, mother noticed right away that I had forgotten to put on my pinny. It was always my job to set the supper table, and for the life of me I couldn’t imagine why I would have to wear a pinny when I was handling clean dishes. But that was the rule. Any house chores were done only when you had donned your pinny. All mother had to do was say “Mary” and point to the nail behind the kitchen door. We had aprons, or a pinny, for every occasion. Ones made out of flour bags were enormous. When I had to wear one of those when I was churning the cream to make butter, it came from my neck and draped around my feet on the floor. That was so that the splatters of cream didn’t land on whatever clothes I was wearing. These flour bag aprons were well used. mother wore them to do heavy house chores and when she baked, and they covered her from her neck to her knees. My sister Audrey wore one too when she was doing her Saturday house chores. And there was always a goodly supply hanging on the nail beside the back door. A full apron was what mother put on when it was time for all of us to sit down to a meal. Off came the big white pinny and on went the print apron. Often it was the same material that had been used for one of mother’s Dan River house dresses. They were bound all around the outside edges with colourful tape, and had a pocket for mother’s hanky. Always there was one hanging at the back door too. Washed and ironed and at the ready. This was so that if mother heard someone drive in the lane, and she was caught wearing the big white flour bag pinny, she would swiftly take it off and grab the clean one at the back door before welcoming anyone into the house. Heaven forbid that she would be caught wearing a pinny with a spot on it, especially if it was one of the big flour bag creations. My favourite apron was the little half apron; the one that just came from your waist to your knees and tied at the back. They almost always had a frill around them, and certainly there would be a little pocket. If mother had any rickrack braid left over from something she had made, it would be used to fancy up the little half apron. These came in two sizes … bigger ones for mother and my sister, and then smaller ones for me. This was the apron I had to use to set the supper table. Aprons were changed as soon as a spot appeared. They would be tossed in the hamper

waiting for the Monday washing and of course, they would be ironed, and often the little half apron would be treated to a dab of starch so they were always crisp and never went limp over whatever you were wearing. The print aprons were kept in a washstand that sat between the bake table and the back door. This washstand was bigger than the other ones in the house, and had a deep drawer, and

once an apron was washed and ironed, it was laid out flat in the washstand. And there was no rooting around in the drawer either. Even though I might like one little half apron better than another, I had to take the one closest to the top. It seemed to me there was a lot of fuss made over something as simple as an apron. Why I had to wear one just to set the supper table, why mother only wore the flour bag aprons if no one was around, and why they couldn’t be worn until they were good and soiled, were all mysteries to me.

It was my sister Audrey who taught me that there were other uses for aprons too. They were ideal to bunch up to carry eggs from the egg house, or vegetables from the cellar. And if I accidentally soiled the clothes I was wearing, the apron hid the spot until I could change before mother discovered it. Always homemade, they came from scraps of material or flour bags, and were a lot cheaper than the ones at Walker’s Store, which cost at least 19 cents. Imagine, a whole 19 cents … a waste of a hard earned dollar. Mary Cook is a longtime writer with several books in print and in electronic copies. She appears as a regular columnist.



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In and Out on the Same Day

- Outpatient Services at Arnprior Hospital Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital (ADMH) offers many specialty clinics and programs on an outpatient basis. This means that you go home from the hospital on the same day as your appointment.

The review covered everything from the services offered to how we use the space. We also looked at how easy it is to find your way around and even where you park and where you wait for your appointment.

Up to 20 specialists come to Arnprior each month to provide Outpatient Services. Other specialty clinics are also offered. Patients do not have to travel to Ottawa to see specialists or receive specialized care such as diabetes education or nutritional counselling.

We talked to physicians and staff - and most importantly, we’ve talked to you! Patients have provided input through a Patient Experience Survey, focusing on our Outpatient Services. Overall, feedback was very positive. Patients found staff welcoming and helpful and were satisfied with the services offered. Your feedback is valuable and continuously helps us improve. In fact, we want to do even more. Watch for more news on enhanced Outpatient Services.

We want to make the experience the best it can be so we’ve taken a detailed look at our Outpatient Services.

Several improvements are underway to enhance ADMH’s Outpatient Services:    

We have added more registration staff in the morning to handle peak hours A washroom is being upgraded to accommodate people with special needs Signage will be improved to help patients find their way We want to schedule more appointments via Telemedicine, so patients can connect virtually with specialists, without leaving Arnprior

We welcome your input. To share your comments, contact Jason Moore, Project Manager at 613-623-3166 ext. 530 or 24 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dr. Rajiv Prihar is a visiting orthopedic surgeon at ADMH.




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Heather and Joshua exchanged wedding vows in front of family and friends on Friday June 9, 2017. The beautiful candle light service was held at the Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata. The wedding party included Maid of Honour Shannon Chretien, and Bridesmaids Maddie Butson and Jessica Francica and, Flower Girl Imogen Chretien. Best Man was Corey Dougherty, Groomsmen Terry Pitt and Ben Wilson. The couple wishes to thank all of you who helped make this day so beautiful, special and memorable. Heather Laird and Joshua Chretien

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Sarah Kunopaski and Mitchell Emon Sarah Marie Kunopaski and Mitchell John Emon were united in marriage on July 29, 2017. Sacrament of Martrimony was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Mt. St. Patrick, ON. Reception followed at the beautiful Emon farm in Clayton, ON.

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Hay Family Farm Perfect Backdrop for Hay-Plascott Wedding On the beautiful sunny September 23, 2017, the Hay family farm was the perfect backdrop as Melissa Plascott and James Hay were wed. Surrounded by a multitude of family and friends while their touching personalized vows were exchanged under Pops trees, while their horses frolicked in the background. A strong aura of love and joy permeated the entire day. The bride was breathtaking in her fitted antique, champagne lace gown with flowing train and adorned with seed pearls. Her husband to be was handsome in his tweed vest, jeans and favorite cowboy boots, while the bridesmaids were complimentary in matching burgundy lace dresses. Groomsmen were dapper, matching their groom. Three adorable flower girls, nieces, were in cream lace with little heart cut-outs and cowboy boots and a wee cowboy ring bearer made the moment so sweet. After the ceremony, James surprised his bride with her own vintage Ford for them to spend time restoring to its glory, while he rev’d up his own beast for a bit of fun.

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The bride wore a beautiful ivory strapless sweetheart neckline mermaid style dress, that had lots of beading and for shoes she took the casual and comfort route wearing a pair of pink sparkly converse shoes. The groom wore navy dress pants, a grey dress shirt, ivory bow tie, navy suspenders and brown dress shoes. The wedding party kept it simple. The bridesmaids wore a dress of their choice in a certain colour scheme and the groomsmen wore matching navy dress pants, grey dress shirts, ivory bow ties and brown dress shoes. The bride walked down the aisle to just acoustic guitars played by Matt Lemay and Tyler Jamieson. Melissa and Jordan were very lucky and honored to have the bride’s grandfather Rev. Leo Hughes officiating the wedding. The wedding dinner was catered by Jesse Welch from Douglas who owns Backyard Gourmet Barbeque Company. Guests had a choice of three different types of kabobs, and six different salads. The food was simply delicious. Guests also enjoyed of a variety of different drinks, including two large kegs from the Whitewater Brewing Company; One with Farmer’s Daughter and another with Whistling Paddler. Matt Lemay and Tyler Jamieson provided the live music and entertainment. The wedding song was “Where are you going” by Dave Matthews. The bride and her father danced to “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn, which was very special because this was the song Melissa and her dad would dance to at weddings when she was growing up. The groom and his mother danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, a song Jordan’s mother had picked out. Friends and family travelled from Toronto, Kingston, Mattawa and all over the Ottawa Valley to attend the wedding. The bride and grooms favourite part was being able to have all their closest friends and family join them for their celebration of marriage. Melissa and Jordan would like to thank everyone who was apart of their big day.

Melissa Hughes & Jordan MacMillan August 26th 2017

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ordan and Melissa were engaged on January 22, 2017 in the comfort of their home after they had taken their daughter to her first Ottawa Senator’s game. They decided to get married in the backyard of Jordan’s childhood home because they wanted a small relaxed backyard wedding. They wanted it to feel like a big family reunion. They chose to have the ceremony, dinner and reception in the same location so guests would arrive and be able to relax and not move locations. This gave the happy couple more time to be able to talk and visit with all guests. They also chose to take pictures before the wedding, so they would have more time to spend with their friends and family. Ever since the bride was a little girl, she had wanted an outdoor wedding. And thankfully on August 26, 2017 they couldn’t have asked for better weather. Dancing outside under the stars with the backyard lit up was the brides dream come true. The theme was a rustic backyard wedding; with most of the décor being DIY Pinterest ideas. The location was decorated with lights all over the trees and deck. Seating was square hay bales covered with mix matching floral sheets and chairs. There were rustic whiskey barrels at

the entrance of the aisle and at the arch way as well with beautiful flowers adorning them. There were two tents; one for mingling and one for dancing. There was also a sitting area made from hay bales and pallets as tables. The wedding party was made up of childhood friends and siblings. The maid of honour was Holly Desjardins, and the bridesmaids included Jessyn Lethborg, Lindsay VanWyk,

Jennifer Munro and Hillary MacMillan. The best man was Brady Pender, and the groomsmen included Garry Dilabough, Jimmy MacMillan, Chris Bilson and Adam Hughes. Melissa is the daughter of Cheryl-Ann Hughes and Murray Hughes. Jordan is the son of Carrie MacMillan and Thomas MacMillan.

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Martin and Helen Volhard of North York, formerly of London, England are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sophie to Adam, son of Colin and Lynne Campbell of Renfrew. Wedding to take place in August at the Strathmere Lodge, North Gower.

Amelia Blanchette, daughter of Danny and Jane Blanchette of Richmond, and Daniel Mask, son of David and Sheila Mask of Renfrew, are thrilled to announce their engagement. Wedding to take place June 9, 2018 at Stonefields Heritage Farm, Carleton Place.

Cindy and Donnie Friske are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Friske to Brendan Coker, son of Sandra and Rick Coker. Bailey and Brendan are planning an August wedding.






Tom and Lyla Trudeau of Arnprior and Rick and Joan Hughes of Braeside are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Erika Trudeau and Stephen Hughes. Both families look forward to Erika’s and Stephen’s wedding on September 29, 2018 in Renfrew.

Dorothy and Jeff Power are pleased to announce

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the engagement of their son, Scott, to Lindsay Hawkins, daughter of Sheila Mohr-Overton and Gary Hawkins. Wedding to take place on June 16, 2018.

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Kaitlyn Kargus and Justin Reid are pleased to announce their engagement. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Ann and Tim Kargus of Haley Station and Justin is the son of Thomas and Pamela Reid of Horton. The wedding will take place November 24, 2018 in Renfrew.

Marcel & Annette Woertink and Jim & Dianne Kelly are pleased to announce the engagement of Allison Woertink and Michael Kelly. Wedding to take place September 29, 2018.





Robert and Lynn Culhane are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Robynn Susan to John Daniel, son of Gerard and Dani-Lynn Lorbetskie. A Fall wedding will take place on October 6th, 2018 at Mount Saint Patrick’s Church.



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September 15, 2018 in Renfrew Ontario.

KUNOPASKI - COLBORNE Chris and Colleen Kunopaski, of Renfrew, ON, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christi-Lea Hilda Kunopaski to Thomas Martin Colborne, son of Doug and Nancy Colborne of Calgary, AB


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Barry and Jane Enright are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Robert Enright to Sarah Mayo, daughter of Jerry Mayo and Jo-Ann Felling. The

Dan and Debbie Moore of Munster Hamlet are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan to Matthew Carroll, son of Thomas and Lois Carroll of Carp. A wedding is being planned for June 2nd, 2018 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Stittsville, Ontario.

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Gillan-McLean married at Saint Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham

Margaret McLean and Ritchie Gillan

September Wedding for Krista Burgess and Christopher Vaillancourt On September 30th, 2017, Krista Lynn Monica Burgess of Pakenham Ontario and Christopher Simon Joseph Vaillancourt of Aylmer Quebec were united in marriage, on a beautiful fall day on Krista’s family farm in Pakenham. The Bride is the daughter of Gordon and Monica Burgess of Pakenham, granddaughter of Lillian Burgess and of the late Ross Burgess. The groom’s parents are Michel and Patricia Vaillancourt of Aylmer Quebec. The wedding day was filled with family from Ireland, Calgary, Quebec and New York and many close friends. Bridesmaids were Morgan Hann, Molly Luhta, Melanie Wilson & Brooke Wilson. Groomsmen were Dave Ward, Adam Vaillancourt, Robert Burgess & Brandon Davis. Ringbearer’s were Wyatt & Sawyer Hann. Flower girls were Emily Schultz, Sloane Schultz, Danica & Alaina Summerfield. The farm was decorated with

Krista Burgess and Christopher Vaillancourt sunflowers, rustic farm antiques, tractors and classic trucks. The Bride & Groom had a reception

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Peter and Patti McLean of Arnprior are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Margaret to Ritchie Gillan son of Mason and Joan Gillan of Pakenham. The wedding took place at Saint Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham on July 22, 2017. A dinner and reception followed at one of the Gillan Family barns which was transformed into a beautiful venue. Margaret and Ritchie would like to thank all their family and friends who celebrated this special day with them.


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Danielle Marie Miller and Kyle Adam Gerald Hodgins Danielle Marie Miller and Kyle Adam Gerald Hodgins were married on August 12, 2017 on the groom’s family dairy farm in Shawville, QC. Danielle is the daughter of Glen and Annette Miller of Renfrew. Kyle is the son of Paul and Mary Hodgins of Shawville. As the guests were seated and the ceremony about to begin, the clouds erupted. The rain didn’t dampen spirits, as everyone lent a hand to move the chairs to the hay shed, which was beautifully decorated as a backup location. The ceremony was officiated by Larry Lepack, with music by family friends, Luc and Chantal Larocque. Readings were given by Sheena Pallen and Michael Miller. Guests were ushered in by Jacob Miller. Accompanying the bride

were sisters, Hailey and Courtney Miller, cousin, Karen Miller, friends, Erika Riopelle and Amy Madigan, and sister-in-law, Sarah Black. The groom was attended by his brother-in-law, Rob Black, and long-time friends, Dylon Wisotzki, Blake McHenry, Brodie Telford, Matt Hammond, and Jason Belsher. The adorable flower girl and handsome ring bearer, Cheyenne Jones and Brody Cameron, stole the show. Dinner and reception followed at the Renfrew Armouries, and included a special Dixie Chicks rendition by emcee JoAnn McGregor and the bride’s sisters. The bride and groom would like to thank their family and friends for celebrating this memorable day with them. They will be celebrating their honeymoon

Danielle and Travis Nolan Danielle Lewis, daughter of Martin Lewis, Bobcaygeon and Melanie and Mike James, Bobcaygeon and Travis Nolan, son of Kevin and Roxanne Nolan were married September 2, 2017 at 3 pm. The ceremony was held at Sturgeon Point Community Church, Fenelon Falls. Given in marriage by her father, Danielle was attended by Kathryn Ward as Maid of Honour and with bridesmaids Katie Still, Jess Dobson, Nicole Campbell

and Lauren Cole. The Best Man was Sean Yantha and Ushers were Brody Langlois, Ben Sharpe, Mark Belmore and Christopher Douglas. Reception was held at Eganridge Country Club. Danielle and Travis honeymooned on a Mediterranean Cruise through Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Livorno, Cannes and Palma Majorca. The happy couple currently reside in Peterborough, Ontario.

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On a stunning summer’s day at the beautiful Shuswap Provincial Park in the Northern Okanagan Region of British Columbia, Chantal and Jeff were united in marriage. Friends and family travelled from near and far to witness the nuptials and exuberantly celebrate the occasion with the happy couple. Jeff is the son of Kim and Rob O’Hara of Arnprior and Chantal is the daughter of Corinna and Reg Hiebert of Victoria, BC. The newly minted Mr. & Mrs. O’Hara currently call Kamloops, BC home and work in different branches of the Forestry Division of the Provincial Government of British Columbia. Sliante Mhaith Chantal Hiebert and Jeff O’Hara

Arnprior is a great place to hold your wedding, reception and mixed stag. NICK SMITH CENTRE: • Dinner and Reception Capacity of 325 • Air Conditioned • Flexible Hours • Tables Provided • Ample Parking • Fully Licensed ROBERT SIMPSON PARK: • Gazebo • Stunning views of the Ottawa River • Beautifully Kept grounds D.A. GILLIES BUILDING (MUSEUM): • Historic 120 year old landmark • Small services only

Call today to reserve your big day 613-623-7301 The Town of Arnprior offers civil marriage ceremonies at your location or in Council Chambers. Please contact the Clerk’s Office for more information on marriage licenses and ceremonies offered by the Town at 613-623-4231. Weddings & Engagements - 10 - Arnprior Chronicle-Guide | The Renfrew Mercury

Kaylin Griffin and Brandon Lesway Ring bearer, Brantley Griffin Lesway, is happy to announce that his parents Kaylin Griffin and Brandon Lesway tied the knot in front of family and friends on Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Lonestar Ranch in Ottawa. Kaylin is the daughter of Carey and Debbie Griffin of Arnprior and Brandon is the son of Robert Lesway of Arnprior and Debbie Lesway of Kanata. Attending the bride and groom were

their Matron of Honour and sister of the bride, Melissa Griffin, bridesmaids and childhood friends Katie Sally (Wallace), Meghan Lesway (Lowe) and Amanda Cybulski (Fishenden), Best man and brother of the groom, Dustin Lesway and the groomsmen Patrick Sul, Nathan MacDowall and Scott Powers. The ceremony was officiated by Julie Keon. The masters of ceremonies was Spiros Kara-

dakis, brother in-law of the bride, music was performed by Bailey Gresham and Wesley Gresham friends of the bride and readings by Anna McHale friend of the bride, Vicki Saunders, Aunt and godmother of the bride. Kaylin and Brandon would like to thank everyone from near and far who were able to attend and make their special day so wonderful.

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Mann – Nanne Married August 5, 2017 Matthew Mann and Jessica Nanne were married on August 5, 2017 at St. Veronica’s Catholic Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s grandfather, Deacon Mr. Leonard Monico. Matthew is the son of Karl and Theresa Mann of Renfrew and Jessica is the daughter of Mark and Adele Nanne of Sault Ste. Marie. The bride wore a Maggie Sottero lace fit and flare gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline and illusion back. The groom’s tux was charcoal grey with grey vest and mint green tie. The bride’s attendants included: Maid of Honour, Mackenzie Monico (cousin of the bride) and bridesmaids Beth Antonello (cousin of the bride), Emily Jackson (sister of the groom), Allison Webb and Michela Febbraro (friends

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