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Itâ€™s Arnprior Fair week with plenty of entertainment and two demolition derbies.
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News - The Arnprior Business Improvement Area may have to pull up its shutters due to lack of interest. The BIA plans to try to hold one last annual meeting to gauge its relevance, but once it is dissolved there can never be another one in its place. â€œThatâ€™s the sad part that people donâ€™t know,â€? said BIA chairwoman Chantal Beauleau. â€œOnce they stop it, there will never be another BIA apparently. Itâ€™s very major.â€? At its last AGM, the BIA did not have enough members attend and â€œbecause of that we couldnâ€™t have a quorum when it comes time to voting and things like that,â€? Beauleau explained. â€œThis year we havenâ€™t done a lot because we donâ€™t have (enough support),â€? she added. â€œThatâ€™s why weâ€™ve tried to do the minimum of the minimum to keep going.â€? See BIA Page 5
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Rockinâ€™ fair week promised
News â€“ A million barrels a day of crude oil could soon be travelling by pipeline through the Upper Ottawa Valley. TransCanada Corporation announced Aug. 1 that it is proceeding with the proposed Energy East Pipeline. Part of that project features the conversion of one of two natural gas pipelines through the Ottawa Valley from a gas to an oil pipeline. See PIPELINE Page 4
Entertainment â€“ Itâ€™s fair week in Arnprior and one of Canadaâ€™s top blues-rock guitarists is coming to help us party. And David Wilcox of Wilcox, of Riverboat Fantasy and Hypnotizinâ€™ Boogie fame is looking forward to it. The Ottawa Valley has great audiences, says the singer-songwriter who will take to the fair stage about 9:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 9. The 159th Arnprior Fair entertainment kicks off today (Thursday) with the opening of the midway at 4 p.m., a new mini-demolition derby at 7 p.m. and rising country star Tim Hicks at 9:30 p.m. A special ride/lunch/entertainment fair offering to special needs people from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today had attracted 128 registrants as of mid-day last Friday. The fair runs through Sunday with Disturbing the Peace and Wilcox Friday, the main demolition derby at 5 p.m. Saturday, and a strongmen competition and award-winning country singer Carol Baker Sunday (for the full list of events, see Page 36-37). As for Wilcox, what can showgoers in Arnprior expect from one of Canadaâ€™s top entertainers? â€œThey can expect a lot of fun, JOHN CARTER/METROLAND a good party and some great rock Madison Toner is excited about the arrival of the Conklin Super Show mid- and roll,â€? said Wilcox, who has way rides at the Arnprior Fairgrounds. The midway will be at the Arnprior played in Arnprior before but not Fair Thursday through Sunday (Aug. 8-11). Toner, who is entering Grade 9 at the fair.
at Arnprior District High School, is getting a head start on her volunteer hours by helping the fair board prepare for its 159th fair.
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Fair to feature two demolition derbies News - The Arnprior Fair demolition derby has proven so successful, there will be two this year. A mini demolition derby for four-cylinder vehicles and mini vans will be held today (Thursday) at 7 p.m. The main demolition derby is set for 5 p.m. this Saturday (Aug. 10). 2
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Arnprior Fair demolition derby organizer Scott Rancourt, left, with Josh Rancourt who will be driving a car in todayâ€™s (Thursdayâ€™s) mini demolition derby at 7 p.m. The Thursday derby, sponsored by Tierney Stauffer, is a new offering at this yearâ€™s fair.
Blues rocker to headline Friday at the fair Continued from front
Wilcox told the Chronicle-Guide he has encountered fun people on all his trips to the Valley. He has spent more than 20 years in the music business, racking up ďŹ ve gold and platinum albums and numerous awards. He ďŹ rst made his name as a wild, live performer and then a recording artist whose most popular songs include Riverboat Fantasy, Downtown Came Uptown and Layinâ€™ Pipe. His most recent album release was Boy in the Boat in 2007. Itâ€™s been a busy summer for Wilcox and
the other members of his trio. â€œWeâ€™ve been busy touring across Canada,â€? he said. The group tackles a variety of genres and has a lot of fun doing it. His most recent gig was Voyageur Days in Mattawa. â€œWe keep it loose - we donâ€™t use a set list,â€? said Wilcox. As far as the audience goes, he likes to get a feel for whoâ€™s out there and let the crowd come along for a rockinâ€™ ride. â€œI like them to just sort of come with us,â€? he said, adding he sometimes looks at the crowd as one big entity. Montreal-born and Toronto-raised, Wil-
cox said heâ€™s very much a city boy (â€œIâ€™ve never had a driverâ€™s licenseâ€?) but still loves to come out to the country for shows. What is Wilcoxâ€™s favourite song to perform? â€œIt changes from night to night,â€? he said. As far as his own taste in music goes, Wilcoxâ€™s is as varied as his own songs over the years. â€œI like everything from Lady Gaga to classical music,â€? he said. â€œIt depends what mood Iâ€™m in.â€? Wilcox is part of a trio that consists of bassist Russ Boswell and drummer Davide Direnzo.
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TransCanada representatives met with municipal officials from McNab-Braeside and Horton in June to give them a heads-up on the proposed transformation that will take about four years to complete. They noted that converting the existing pipeline would be much less disruptive than building a new one. They’ve indicated there will be public information meetings on the plan this fall, likely in October, well before any work is done. The gas pipeline in question runs down the Ottawa Valley from Pembroke through Whitewater Region and Horton, crosses Highway 17 in the Goshen area, traverses McNab-Braeside to the Pakenham area and then into south Ottawa and down to Iroquois. In its news release, TransCanada announced it is moving forward with the 1.1-million-barrel-per-day Energy East Pipeline project based on receiving binding, long-term contracts from producers and refiners. The company says the contracts for about 900,000 barrels a day of oil confirmed strong market support for a pipeline that will, if all regulatory approvals are granted, transport crude oil from Western Canada to Eastern Canadian refineries and export terminals. “We are very pleased with the outcome of the open season for the Energy East Pipeline held earlier this year and are excited to move forward with a major project that will bring many benefits across Canada,” said TransCanada CEO Russ Girling. “This is an historic opportunity to connect
the oil resources of western Canada to the consumers of eastern Canada, creating jobs, tax revenue and energy security for all Canadians for decades to come.” TransCanada representatives told local councils that the pipeline will give eastern Canadians a stable and reliable supply of crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan and cut down this area’s dependence on expensive imported crude oil. Eastern Canada currently imports about 700,000 barrels of oil a day. The project involves converting about 3,000 kilometres of natural gas pipeline to crude oil service and constructing about 1,400 kilometres of new pipeline. The pipeline will terminate in Saint John, New Brunswick, where TransCanada and Irving Oil have formed a joint venture to build, own and operate a new deep water marine terminal that will send the oil to overseas markets. The pipeline is expected to cost about $12 billion and be in service by late-2017 for deliveries in Quebec and 2018 for deliveries to New Brunswick. The company is promising to “engage in open and meaningful discussions with Aboriginal communities and key stakeholder groups” along the pipeline route. Some groups, including Greenpeace, the Council of Canadians and Ecology Ottawa, have expressed concern about having an oil pipeline going through the area, citing recent spills in the U.S. For more information about the Energy East Pipeline project, visit www.energyeastpipeline. com or www.oleoducenergieest.com.
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Arnprior Fair Board directors, members of the Arnprior Agricultural Society, gather at the Fairgrounds July 31 to go over last-minute plans for the fair that kicks off today and runs through Sunday (Aug. 8-11). Going over the plans, in front from left, are volunteers Jeff Schlievert, Sue Clark, Brian Majaury, Diane Swaine, Kerri McNulty and Murray Swaine; and in back Scott Rancourt, Monica Schnob, Cathy Wilson, Scott Brumm and Jeff Desarmia.
News - The Arnprior OPP is looking for the public’s help in the investigation of a hit-and-run that occurred in town Saturday, July 27. An elderly woman was injured when hit by a vehicle in the intersection of Daniel Street and Baskin Drive between 3:30 and 4 p.m. OPP are looking for any information in regards to the incident. They say an unidentified female was driving the vehicle. If you have any information that can help locate the vehicle and driver, the OPP ask that you call them at 1-888310-1122. The Daniel-Baskin intersection has historically been a dangerous one for pedestrians. Police are still looking for the driver of a vehicle that injured a woman and killed her dog when hitting them in the intersection in mid-March. A group of residents in the area have lobbied the town to fund improvements in the area, arguing that both Baskin and Staye Court Drive are dangerous for pedestrians.
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The BIA has been at the root of several beautification projects downtown, such as the addition of flowers and benches, window front mural contests and Christmas competitions, as well as financially supporting such initiatives as the summer Concerts in the Park series, the White Pine Festival, and Christmas concerts and baskets. It’s unfair to suggest BIA members have only their own best interests in mind when cleaning up the downtown, said Beauleau. “First of all, it’s a volunteer job,” she said. “I
gain absolutely nothing but more work. “I have absolutely nothing to gain in it,” she added. “I just care and was hoping to continue embellishing the downtown and things like that.” Without the BIA in place, some of the projects could fall to the wayside. “That will jeopardize the White Pine Festival because the BIA is the biggest sponsor of the White Pine Festival,” said Beauleau. The BIA imposes a special tax on business members and that fee collected by the town creates its yearly budget.
Because the BIA did not meet the minimum amount of people required at the annual meeting, the budget could not legally be voted upon. So Arnprior council decided to take interim control of it at a special meeting July 31. That will come in effect in a few weeks. COUNCIL TAKES OVER
Town council supports the BIA but cannot go against the Municipal Act, confirmed CAO Michael Wildman. Hope to retain the organization isn’t lost, but
BIA members have to step up and take action. “I think the BIA has enough money to last another year, but I don’t know if they (council) will let us do it,” said Beauleau. “But I think we have enough money to buy flowers and things like this for next year, very little of it, but at least some of it to embellish the town.” There needs to be two more people on the board of directors for it to continue. Council will gather the downtown BIA members in December and all will vote on whether the organization should continue or be disbanded.
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Taking part in the announcement that 240 combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will be distributed to Arnprior homes, from left, are Arnprior Mayor David Reid, Arnprior fire prevention officer Rick Desarmia, Ontario Fire Marshal Office’s Tawnya Roberts, Arnprior fire chief John Okum, Enbridge Gas director of operations Mike Wagle, Enbridge supervisor Kirk Lavallee and Arnprior fire prevention officer Cory Nicholas.
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Wagle and Kirk Lavallee visited both Arnprior and McNab-Braeside July 31 to present the combination detectors to municipal and fire officials. The Arnprior Fire Department will take the lead role in delivering 240 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to homes in town. Another 184 detectors are being distributed in McNab-Braeside. The Arnprior fire department will help identify residences in which the dual detectors are most needed. For instance, it is working with the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home agency to determine seniors who could benefit from an improved protection system. Tawnya Roberts, a fire protection advisor from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office, attend-
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ed both the Arnprior and McNab-Braeside detector announcements. She pointed out that the combination detectors are the second line of defence against fire and carbon monoxide outbreaks (the first is having properly working heating systems). The third line is the fire department, but it’s preferable that homeowners take actions to prevent fires so they won’t ever have to call firefighters, she noted. “Arnprior has taken several critical steps to not only respond to fires and emergency situations, but to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to educate and prevent life-threatening situations before they occur,” said Arnprior Mayor David Reid.
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“With the help of Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshall’s Public Safety Council and the Project Zero initiative, the installation of combination carbon monoxide/smoke alarms is another step in ensuring the safety of our residents, said Reid. Through Project Zero, 15 ﬁre departments will deliver more than 2,900 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Ontario homes. Other participating ﬁre departments in this area include Mississippi Mills and Horton. The alarms will be distributed to homes in neighborhoods where the number of residential ﬁres and ﬁre-related deaths and injuries have been higher than average. During 2012, 70 people died as a result of ﬁres in Ontario and 59 of those deaths resulted from residential ﬁres. Enbridge has donated $100,000 this year to expand the public education program aimed at reducing residential ﬁre and carbon monoxide deaths to zero. Since the launch in 2009, Enbridge has supported the delivery of Project Zero to 34 Ontario communities. “Safety is our top priority at Enbridge, and we’re committed to helping ensure there are no deaths in Ontario due to carbon monoxide exposure,” said Wagle, who is Enbridge Gas Distribution’s operations manager. “Educating customers about the importance of installing a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm and properly maintaining fuel-burning equipment is an ongoing priority.” “Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are critical life safety devices,” said Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek. “They detect the presence of smoke and deadly gas and provide those precious seconds for occupants to escape. Everyone needs to have them in their homes.” “Enbridge Gas Distribution is notorious for ensuring high standards in safe delivery of their product to customers,” said Arnprior ﬁre chief John Okum. “Project Zero is just another great example of how Enbridge Gas Distribution is reaching out to communities by working closely with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and the Arnprior Fire Department.”
Showing off some of the 184 dual smoke and carbon monoxide detectors being made available for distribution in McNab-Braeside, from left, are Enbridge Gas director of operations Mike Wagle, McNab-Braeside firefighter Trevor Macartney, Ontario Fire Marshal Office fire protection advisor Tawnya Roberts, McNab-Braeside firefighter Kelly O’Rourke, McNab-Braeside deputy fire chief Dave Hartwick, McNab-Braeside fire committee chair Coun. Aldene Styles and Enbridge supervisor Kirk Lavallee. In Ontario, it is the law that every home must have a working smoke alarm on every story and outside all sleeping areas. While carbon monoxide alarms are not currently legislated in Ontario, they are highly recommended by the Ontario Fire Marshal. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, when properly installed and maintained, help provide an early warning needed for people to safely escape from a house ﬁre or carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless byproduct of incomplete combustion of many types of common fuels. It is important all fuelburning equipment, including wood stoves, be properly maintained to prevent carbon monoxide build-up. But just in case there is a problem, carbon monoxide alarms are recommended to protect against dangers of poisoning. The Arnprior ﬁre department provides ﬁre prevention and public education services as well as enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and emergency response for the residence of Arnprior. MCNAB-BRAESIDE APPRECIATIVE
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Hartwick. “Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for smoke and fumes” Hartwick noted the Project Zero program ﬁts well with the ﬁre department’s ﬁre prevention and public education programs for the township’s 7,000 residents. “Our number one priority is the safety of the families within our community.” “Every level of government faces the challenge of balance between investing in economic prosperity while protecting the most vulnerable in our community,” said McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell. “Ensuring ﬁre safety across McNab-Braeside’s 256 square kilometres is a
challenge that the dedication of our ﬁre department continually meets. “Enbridge Gas Distribution has provided clean, safe energy for our residents, for many years and it is with great appreciation that the Township of McNab-Braeside thanks both Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Fire Marshall’s Public Fire Safety committee for selecting McNab-Braeside as a participant in Project Zero,” she added. “Project Zero will help our seniors and those struggling to make ends meet remain safely independent in their rural homes.” For more information on Enbridge and Project Zero, visit www.enbridgegas.com.
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Another reason to four-lane Hwy. 17 Renfrew County has another addition, unfortunately, to its presentation that puts a human face to the dangers of Highway 17. The power-point presentation that includes photographs of motorists killed on Highway 17 was created just over a year ago to help drive home to provincial officials that Highway 17 from Arnprior up the Valley is dangerous. One of those 13 victims was Bryan Casey, who was killed in April 2011, in a head-on crash on a section of Highway 17 near Arnprior that has since been four-laned. That case is still before the courts. The County of Renfrew is arguing that fourlaning of the highway should come sooner rather than later to help foster economic development in the area, particularly with the train tracks being torn up, and to cut down on the death toll. With the train tracks now gone, there will be more truck traffic on the already busy highway than ever. A young Renfrew mother is the latest victim to die on the highway, after her car collided with a semi-trailer truck July 24. That makes at least five traffic fatalities this year between Arnprior and Deep River. In the more than 25 deaths since 2010, sev-
eral have involved transport trucks. While it can be argued that many of the collisions are the fault of drivers, not the highway, having so much traffic on such a busy two-lane stretch of road is a recipe for disaster, After all, Highway 17 is part of the Trans Canada Highway and there is plenty of goingthrough traffic to add to the streams of local, cottager and truck traffic that enters the highway from collector roads in this area. With the highway being so busy, a second of inattention or an unexpected happening can easily prove fatal because they can so often lead to deadly head-on crashes. Police may never find out why Amy Kellarâ€™s small car inexplicably veered into the path of a transport truck on a straight stretch of Highway 17 west of Goshen Road. But what is clear is that if the highway had been four-laned, the result would almost certainly been less dire. Kellarâ€™s car would most likely have veered into guard rails and not into a huge truck coming the other way at highway speed. And we wouldnâ€™t have had another face to add to the already far too many on the countyâ€™s presentation on the perils of a two-lane Highway 17.
Korean War doesnâ€™t get the respect it deserves To the editor: â€œThe war that never was.â€? Somebodyâ€™s quote. I forget whose. Appropriate, nonetheless. For those unborn at the time, or older folks who more or less slept through it, I refer to the Korean War, which wrapped up, officially, 60 years ago yesterday. I say officially because no peace treaty has ever been signed by the severed halves of the Korean peninsula, and perhaps given the nature of the strange regime that governs the North (the â€˜Orphan Kingdomâ€™) never will be. I remember arriving home to Carleton Place on or about July 12, 1953, tired, dirty and sweaty after almost a month of travel on an American troopship that took nearly three weeks to crawl across the Pacific, followed by five days on the train to find my reception committee - my father and one friend from school. Typically Canadian, eh? Low-key. I should not have been surprised, for the â€˜Westâ€™, including Canada, has a long history of ignoring events in far-off Korea. How many Canadians were or are aware today that Korea was under Japanese dom-
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ination for 35 years from 1910 to 1945 when the end of WWII removed the Japanese occupying forces. And then following an uneasy five years as a divided nation, a legacy of WWII, the â€˜million-manâ€™ army that the North had put together, trained and equipped by Soviet Russia, smashed across the border, precipitating a three-year war that killed between two and three million people June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. Canada, like the U.S. and the rest of the western world, was unprepared after the major demobilization in 1945. We responded to the invasion by creating a â€˜special forceâ€™, all volunteers to assist the South Koreans. Our troops performed well, distinguishing themselves particularly in a defensive role at Kapyong in April 1951. Their tenacity in hanging on grimly to their hill under prolonged attack by much superior forces forestalled a Communist offensive which would have led to the fall of Seoul, the capital, once again. It had already changed hands four times. Still, Canadaâ€™s government and press during the war and for decades afterward insisted on referring to the war as a â€˜UN
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Even after 60 years too soon to tell. Wars cast long shadows into the future. Anyway, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire and looking forward to my 82nd birthday tomorrow, I take the opportunity to share a few thoughts of the war that remains little known to many Canadians today. Because of the efforts of Korean-born Senator Yonah Martin, this year 2013 has been officially designated the year of the Canadian Veterans of the Korean War. E.T. (Ted) Graham Arnprior
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Society needs to focus on preventing hunger conversation sooner rather than later. To draw an analogy, we treat cancer when it appears in a person, but we all agree that it is better to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The same can be said for house fires; much better to prevent them than from having to call the fire department when one happens. Why, then, can’t we try to prevent hunger from appearing in our communities rather than dealing with its consequences? I realize that this means asking some very difficult ques-
MNR’s concern over moth misplaced To the Editor: Well folks the insanity at Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) headquarters has now become an epidemic - as evidenced by a recent article in an area newspaper concerning a “newly identified” and “globally threatened” species called the ‘Bogbean Buckmoth’, which is what granny used to buy moth balls to protect her night gown from before Raid came along. According to the MNR, this Bogbean Buckmoth has been on the Endangered Species list since 2010 and is “possibly” residing within Renfrew County borders. Isn’t it reassuring to know that while we are struggling to make a living - pay bills and keep a roof over our heads – the MNR is wasting our tax money running around making fools of themselves by dictating what we can do on our private property - yet can still find time to create a fuss over the “potential” existence of a moth. No such fuss however is being made over Cobden’s Muskrat Lake - where the MNR is allegedly directly responsible for 59 per cent of the pollution entering the lake. But thanks to the Pembroke MNR, those days are gone and they are now hobnobbing with some Renfrew County council bureaucrats who recently congratulated themselves on “the success we have had getting the MNR to listen to us about enforcing the Endangered Species Act.” Well don’t believe a word coming from county council - because they’ve been blowing smoke up where the sun don’t shine for years - while promoting the Ottawa River heritage designation, the county’s Official Plan and a whole slew of MNR/Ministry of Environment land use and development constraints. Not to worry though - as the MNR has assured us any landowner who find a Bogbean Buckmoth on their land can apply for a Stewardship Program supporting protection and recovery of the species. This was followed by an announcement from the Ontario Forest Industry Association president who declared: “Our collective perseverance has succeeded,” and the only thing missing as a backdrop to this pork barrel rhetoric was former Premier Dalton McGuinty singing the in his long johns. However the people who really succeeded were the MNR bureaucrats, who simply blew more smoke up with this character also - but county folk are not being fooled because even a four-year-old knows there’s something wrong about calling an area a “potential” moth habitat, as well as the reason why fly swatters, bug zappers and heels on men’s boots were invented. No wonder us oldtimers long for those good old days when sensible people were running things instead of the way it is today.
tions, but I also believe that we are, collectively, up to this challenge. Quite simply, we owe it to ourselves, and to future generations. Thank you for publishing a story on such an important social problem, and one that does not seek easy answers to it. Kerry Badgley Kemptville
To the editor: I have to inform your readers of what I found on the beach today (Aug. 1). I picked-up over 10 pieces of pink balloons littered across a 20-foot area of beachfront along the walking path by the river. Why would you leave balloon garbage in the sand, where geese, ducks and seagulls walk along and peck in search of food? Most common deaths for wild birds and turtles along beaches, shorelines, creeks and various watersheds are caused by garbage, hooks, fishing line, broken glass, and trash. The birds and turtles are injured, choked, strangled or starved to death because people leave their garbage behind. I did pick-up the debris and put the bright pink balloons in the garbage bin, a few feet away. This next report I witnessed was from early July.
A middle aged man and woman with their large, bull-dog faced canine were in the back part of the cemetery, with vehicle parked under the shade of the trees. The couple used a long plastic tool that tosses a ball a long distance for the dog to fetch. This game of dog fetch the ball was over cemetery grounds and between plots. I witnessed the dog running anywhere and everywhere to fetch the ball. How involved will I get the next time I witness this lack of respect? I will take the plate number of the vehicle, call by-law, snap pictures with my cell phone, and in that I have to, I will call 911 from my cell phone and await the arrival of the OPP. What would you do to help stop this type of disrespect? Denise A. Bélanger Arnprior
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Fight back against the eco-fascists To the Editor: Opinion - In January this year, I happened across a very well researched book by Canada’s own Elizabeth Nickson, in the Renfrew Library. Eco-Fascists – How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage, came about after Nickson went through ‘Eco-Freak Hell’ in a simple task she embarked upon, to sever her 28-acre land holdings on Saltspring Island, B.C., into two parcels. Nickson, being a successful, stalwart and renowned investigative journalist of mega smarts and tenacity, travelled over 15,000 miles in her bid to research just how deeply embedded the eco-fascists are in North America and what destruction they had brought about. She travelled throughout the U.S. speaking with many, many people and hearing of the horror stories so similar and many much, much worse than what she herself had endured. Multi-million-dollars lawsuits that dragged on and on for decades against government agencies, lives ruined, land lost, millions of acres of land locked down, jobs lost, farmers and ranchers decimated, people displaced in the millions. After completing some of my own research, I contacted Nickson to ask if anyone else in Canada is on to this and trying to combat the Sierra Club, Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace, etc. and the myriad of other embedded
eco-fascist groups. The following Monday morning I received a call from Jessica Lauren Annis, registered property planner of Toronto and founder of www.OperationPushback.ca. Annis was kind enough to permit me to use her slide presentation as a basis, that I could inform local politicians, residents, farmers, landowners and hunting clubs of not only the radical rules and restrictions we face, the attack on what very little property rights we now enjoy, but as well, about the mega-structure and grand plan that is the driving force behind these socialist policies. Have you heard of U.N. Agenda 21? I had not either, but it is absolutely frightening, it is real and it is spreading its socialist tentacles to strangle the entire planet. And, your federal government of 1992 signed us on to it. International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is the implementation arm of U.N. Agenda 21, and they were formerly called Local Agenda 21 or L.A. 21, but they changed their name in 2003 to better hide the fact they are the offspring of the mother ship U.N. Agenda 21. Some 114 Canadian cites are card-carrying members of ICLEI and these cities pay ICLEI your tax dollars. ICLEI is headquartered in Germany. My question is, what the heck can Canada learn about planning and
land use from a foreign body headquartered in Germany? Are there no Canadians to think up land use planning for Canadian cities? The Green Energy Act and Endangered Species Act (ESA), compliments of Dalton McGuinty, essentially give the eco-fascists carte blanche to have their way with your land, your rights, your self-determination on your property. With the ESA, a whole three days of public hearing were held. The groups pressuring McGuinty were: Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, Ivey Foundation, Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Sierra Club of Canada Ontario Chapter, Forest Ethics, CPAWS-Wildlands League, David Suzuki Foundation and Earthroots. It was Christmas forever for these radical groups as McGuinty giftwrapped the entire province and your land and your rights in a pretty colourful green bow and handed it to them on a green platter! Clearly one must conclude, it was a predetermined outcome. The radical claims these groups make, how we are all bad for planet earth, oil is bad, humans bad, industry bad, etc. are outlandish and akin to someone peeing on your leg and telling you it’s raining. Don’t know about you, but I ain’t buyin’ it anymore. On July 18, I had the pleasure to
attend a meeting in Kanata at the invitation of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and Jack MacLaren MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills. Some of you may know MacLaren in his role as past president of the Ontario Landowners Association and how he was, and still is, a fighter for our rights in Ontario. TAlso in attendance were good rural leaders such as Tom Black, current president of the Ontario Landowners Association; Marlene Black, editor of the Landowner Magazine; John Jeffrey, councillor of KillaloeHagarty-Richards Township as well as president of the Renfrew County Private Landowners Association; Donna Burns, president Renfrew County Landowners Association; Marianne Wilkinson, former Kanata mayor and current Kanata ward councillor in the City of Ottawa; and a crowd of about 80 concerned folks like you and myself. Also speaking that evening was Annis, who spoke of the dangers of the ESA and ICLEI and the planning that was taking over our province. MacLaren had Jessica give her presentation to the P.C. Caucus a little while back. (Eleven or so members actually showed, however, not our own MPP John Yakabuski.) MacLaren was so impressed with Jessica’s knowledge, expertise and manner that, as of Aug. 1, Annis will be working in Queen’s Park. We need to get educated and up to speed on the threat we are facing. Please seek out Elizabeth’s book to start or just visit her website and read
over the valuable information there: www.elizabethnickson.com, Search out Jessica Annis and www.operationpushback.ca: Most important, if you have, or you know of someone who has suffered at the hands of the eco-fascists, or the MNR enforcing the Endangered Species Act, and/or an horrific and expensive experience trying to sever your land, please contact myself via email that we may document the unreasonable hoops you have had to jump through to live in and enjoy your property in rural Ontario! We must, as a rural community, unite to retain what little property rights we enjoy, and indeed to regain those rights already stripped away at the behest of the eco-fascists and socialist regimes like the still embedded Ontario Liberals. There is no law that cannot be repealed by the will of the people in our democratic country of Canada. We must pass legislation to remove ourselves from U.N. Agenda 21. We must pass legislation banning ICLEI from our cities, towns and provinces, Radical and restrictive laws and policies like the Green Energy Act and the Endangered Species Act must be rewritten if not entirely discarded to protect our personal and national sovereignty, heritage and rights to determine our own destinies! Will you help? To share your story, contact Henry Tuck at OtterBurn@xplornet.ca. Henry Tuck Goshen
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Pikwakanagan Chief Kirby Whiteduck, left, accepts a commemorative pen, fashioned in bird’s eye maple by county resident Jeff Muzzi, from Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon. This expression of friendship came after Whiteduck led a June 26 presentation before county council on the municipal structure and activities of the Algonquin First Nation community near Golden Lake. Pikwakanagan, which means hilly place, has 2,248 affiliated community members, of which about 400 live on the 1,818-acre reserve along with about 50 unregistered family members. The other members live in other Renfrew County municipalities and across the country. In 2012, Pikwakanagan issued T-4 slips for part- and full-time work to 194 individuals. Whiteduck said the presentation was intended to “provide more information on who we are and what we do,” as the only Algonquin First Nation group with an Ontario reserve. In thanking Chief Whiteduck, Emon said: “We greatly appreciate the many kindnesses and generosities of spirit and friendship you have offered over the years … One of the things I’ve repeatedly learned, in watching how you conduct yourself, is your diplomacy, patience and wisdom.”
Algonquin Land Claim – forestry Robert Potts, Principal negotiator
Opinion - Forested areas have been integral to the Algonquin way of life since time immemorial. The proposed Forestry Chapter of the Preliminary Draft Agreement-inPrinciple (AIP) recognizes the importance of the forest industry in the Algonquin Settlement Area to both the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) and their neighbours. The cornerstone of this Chapter is the commitment by the AOO and Ontario to work cooperatively to maintain support for the existing forest industry, while increasing Algonquin participation in, and benefits from the forestry sector. This commitment reflects the importance of forestry to the culture, economic stability and prosperity of the AOO. Through several proposed initiatives and collaborative partnerships, the Preliminary Draft AIP carves out more meaningful participation for the AOO within the forest industry. A number of proposed elements to be reflected in a Final Agreement are highlighted below. Economic Development and Training Opportunities Key to the Forestry Chapter is the development of economic opportunities and supporting measures to increase Algonquin employment and participation in the forest industry throughout the Settlement Area, including in Algonquin Park. These initiatives include: • notifying the AOO of government contracts and job opportunities related to forestry in Algonquin Park; • encouraging potential Algonquin employment, training and contract opportunities with Sustainable Forest License (SFL) holders; • the consideration of the potential for Algonquin benefits as a relevant factor when Ontario is evaluating tender bids or other government contracting procedures;
• the provision of training opportunities by Ontario and the Algonquin Forestry Authority for the AOO in the forestry industry in Algonquin Park, including silviculture. Forestry Management and Planning A Final Agreement will also set out the nature and scope of Algonquin participation in forestry management and planning, including representation on planning teams, both inside and outside of Algonquin Park. In addition, Ontario will appoint at a minimum one person nominated by the AOO to the Board of Directors of the Algonquin Forestry Authority for Algonquin Park. Ontario continues its commitment to consultation with the AOO on any new forestry policy initiatives within the Settlement Area, including the forestry tenure and pricing review. MOVING FORWARD
The AOO, Ontario and representatives for SFLs located within the Algonquin Settlement Area have already begun working together to address forestry matters related to the Algonquin treaty negotiations as well as to collaboratively develop economic opportunities to enhance the competitiveness of the region. As we move forward towards a historic modern-day treaty, the AOO are committed to working in partnership with Ontario and our neighbours to foster a sustainable forestry industry built on a foundation of economic prosperity, conservation and stewardship. This column is the fifth in a series providing insights into Algonquin history, the foundation for the land claim, elements of the Preliminary Draft AIP and next steps in the journey. The next column will focus on the Heritage and Culture component of the Preliminary Draft AIP. For more information visit www.tanakiwin.com.
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Traffic fatalities endanger turtle populations
News â€“ Ontarioâ€™s turtles are struck and killed by motor sites. Some even try to nest on gravel roads or on the shoulders of paved roads, which vehicles every year. The threat of vehicles to turtles is at its highest for fe- can be particularly dangerous. Some turtle populations are already unmales, who wander away from water in search of nesting der stress due to wetland loss and habitat degradation. Road mortality can be signifiAUCTION SALE cant and contribute to putting some turtle For Mrs. Art Strutt, Mr. Bob Atkinson & Guests species at risk. Sat. Aug. 10/13 at 9:30am - Viewing 8am What can drivers do? To be held at the Cobden Arena Travel Hwy 17 to Astrolabe Rd., Astrolabe Rd. to the Cobden Fairgrounds. â€˘ Watch the road carefully when youâ€™re driving, especially where the roads are close Household, furniture, auto. washer, complete saw filing tools & vise, old to wetlands and rivers. blacksmith tongs, wall drill, forage blower, handmade quilts, old or ant. â€˘ Remember that turtles donâ€™t move very parlor stove, child wagons, calendars, butter churns, alum. Renfrew Mercury proofs, sad irons, saws, traps, dairy cans, boxes c/w names, hand quickly, and their first response to danger is tools, martin fur stole, records, Miller welder, queen duvet, sewing & to pull into their shells. crafts, many collectables, are some of the items selling in this good sale. â€˘ If itâ€™s safe to do so, you can help by moving a turtle off the road in the direction Hope you can be with us. Check website for more details. R. T. STEWART it was heading. If the direction is unclear, Cobden, ON â€˘ (613) 646-7649 â€˘ www.revelstewart.com choose the side with the better habitat (e.g. wetland). Most turtles can be easily handled, except snapping turtles. If in doubt, a shovel or stick may be gently used to encourage the turtle off the road. Moving snapping turtles by hand is not recommended, as they may attempt to bite in defence. There are eight species of turtles in OnSTAY IN TIMES SQUARE! tario, seven of which are considered species Aug: 15-18, 22-25 at risk under the provinceâ€™s Endangered Sept: 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 Species Act â€“ Eastern Musk Turtle, NorthOct: 10-14, 11-14, ern Map Turtle, Spiny Softshell, Blandingâ€™s 17-20, 24-27, 27-30 Turtle, Snapping Turtle, Spotted Turtle %XIIDOR%LOOVYV1HZ(QJODQG3DWULRWV6HSW and Wood Turtle. Turtles live a long time $JDZD&DQ\RQ 6HSW â€“ some can live 90 years or longer! Some &DSH&RG0DUWKDÂśV9LQH\DUGRU1DQWXFNHW 6HSW turtles donâ€™t start to lay eggs until they are at &DSH%UHWRQ&HOWLF&RORXUV 2FW least 20 years old, and only a small number of eggs survive until adulthood. &$3(&2'6800(5+2/,'$<$8* Visit ontario.ca/speciesatrisk to view the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) list to learn about the status of various turtle spe0HULYDOH5G2WWDZD21.*- R0012229222 cies in Ontario
The Blandingâ€™s Turtle is considered an endangered species.
This turtle, left, digging into the sand on a road among the tire tracks in the Garden Lake area to lay its eggs is indicative of why so many female turtles die prematurely. LESLIE OSBORNE
Municipal Matters August 8, 2013
UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS: R0012239646_0808
August 20 6:00 pm Council 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated.
TENDER NO. 13-15 Pakenham Branch Library Accessible Bathroom Modifications Tenders on the prescribed form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked for the â€œPakenham Library Accessible Bathroom Modificationsâ€? will be received by Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer at the Town Offices, 3131 Old Perth Road, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 until 12:00 oâ€™clock noon local time, Monday, August 19, 2013 Tender documents may be obtained from the Town of Mississippi Municipal Offices, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON. The lowest or any tenders will not necessarily be accepted.
SKATE PARK TRIPS
The Watering Restrictions By-law 04-14 is designed to regulate and control the usage of water, within the Almonte Ward, in the hot summer months. Between May 1st and September 30th each year there are limitations on who can water and at what time. Odd number houses may water on odd calendar days and even numbered houses may water on even numbered days. Watering may occur between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. each day and from only one connection. Midday is the hottest time of the day and the water is more likely to be wasted through evaporation when watering at this time. Watering from more than one connection simply uses too much water at once. A significant amount of new grass or sod is exempted from these provisions for one week. Any other violations of the by-law may result in a fine.
The Town of Mississippi Mills, Recreation and Culture Department in conjunction with TYPS (Taking Young People Seriously) are offering The Youth of Mississippi Mills the opportunity to explore 3 different Skateboard Parks this summer!!
ACCESSIBILITY DID YOU KNOW? When talking with a person who is deaf or uses a hearing aid, talk directly to the person, keeping eye contact, even when a sign language interpreter is present.
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SPACE FOR LEASE IN BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC BUILDING Almonte Old Town Hall
The cost to attend each trip will be $5.00/ Youth. This will cover the cost of the bus transportation to and from the skate parks. The trip schedule is as follows: Wednesday July 3rd â€“ Legacy, Nepean â€“ 12 p.m- 5 p.m Wednesday July 24th â€“ Orleans, Skatepark â€“ 12 p.m to 5 p.m Wednesday August 14th â€“ Madoc, Skatepark â€“ 10 a.m to 6 p.m (The bus pick up and return location is at TYPS- Taking Young People Seriously- 65 Mill Street. Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the time of departure.) For more information or to sign up for a trip please contact TYPS at 613-256-8485 or Calvin Murphy Recreation Coordinator (Town of Mississippi Mills) at 613-256-1077 Ext: 24.
Approximately 1,200 square feet of space in the Almonte Old Town Hall is available for lease effective immediately with spaces ranging from 180 square feet to 476 square feet in size. Prospective tenants including community based arts & culture (art, dance, drama, music, etc.), tourism, commercial and special interest groups are invited to apply. Anyone interested in further details concerning this opportunity are asked to contact: Diane Smithson, Chief Administrative Officer Tel: 613 256-2064 x 225 Email: email@example.com
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Surprise, surprise, wildflowers get sexy too Lifestyle - When it comes to courtship, one usually thinks of animals, with birds often being the ďŹ rst to come to mind. Cedar Waxwing pairs pass berries back and forth and Northern Harriers exchange food or nest material in midair. Mammals can also put on a great show. During the rut, mighty bull Moose smash small trees into oblivion as they try to win the eye and ear of the females. WildďŹ‚owers are seldom considered in the context of courtship displays. Yet they do have them, and theirs are every bit as complex as those of any animal. But instead of attracting the eye of another of their kind, wildďŹ‚owers put on shows designed to catch the eyes and noses of animals, with insects being the usual targets. Because wildďŹ‚owers cannot uproot and go looking for mates, they have evolved novel ways of fulďŹ lling their sexual needs. They attract small animals with sweet, edible offerings, guide them to exactly where those payloads reside, and
Michael Runtz Natureâ€™s Way then remove any pollen the animals are carrying before loading them with pollen as they leave. As payment for the food, the animals are unknowingly performing sexual favours for the ďŹ‚owers; they are delivering sperm-containing pollen. These living pollen taxis are better known as pollinators. Most wildďŹ‚owers attract pollinators by offering sugar water (nectar) as an edible bribe. They advertise their â€œgiftsâ€? through combinations of colour, form, and smell. Insects learn which ďŹ‚owers offer the best return for their efforts and visit them with
a vengeance. They are often visually directed to the nectar source by patterns in the ďŹ‚owerâ€™s petals. These â€œnectar guidesâ€? are the stunning spots, stripes and blotches that we ďŹ nd so very appealing. In addition to these stunning patterns, there are others formed by ultraviolet light; unfortunately these are invisible to our eye. Where the nectar is held in a ďŹ‚ower dictates the type of pollinator that comes calling. Nectar housed in shallow cups such as those found in milkweeds attract insects owning a great variety of tongue lengths. Flowers that hide nectar deep in spurs or in wells at the base of petals usually attract long-tongued insects such as butterďŹ‚ies. Many ďŹ‚owers also employ special perfumes to attract pollinators. While many of these are sweet to our noses, not all are. Red Trilliums smell like rotting ďŹ‚esh to attract Flesh Flies and Wild Ginger smells like rotting fungus to catch the attention of Fungus Gnats. During the day, the closed blooms of Evening Primroses lack scents, but at dusk when
The long tongue of this Delaware Skipper, above, allows it to access nectar in many types of wildflowers. During the day, Primrose Moths, right, often hide inside the closed blooms of their name-giving flowers. the ďŹ‚owers open, sweet fragrances that attract moths are released. One of that wildďŹ‚owerâ€™s main pollinators is the pink and yellow Primrose Moth, which often hides inside closed primrose blooms during the day. Now is an excellent time to see wildďŹ‚owers and their pollinators in action, with wet meadows being among
the best places to visit. In that habitat, Joe Pye-weed and Swamp Milkweed are currently attracting a lot of attention. But donâ€™t feel uncomfortable when watching these lively sex shows. Flowers lack the inhibitions possessed by many of our kind! The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.
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White Pine Festival to feature fun downtown, in the park Entertainment - The Arnprior White Pine Festival is less than one month away. This is the fourth year of the festival and we are quite pleased with the way it is coming together. We have so many great sponsors, helpers, new events, great musicians, vendors, etc. to thank that it would be impossible to name all of them. All we can do is simply say thank you all as you know who you are for making your festival ‘The Arnprior White Pine Festival for the People of Arnprior by the People of Arnprior’, and, yes, a lot of great people from outside of our community. It is with pride that I say it has been great honor to have worked with all of you. I hope you enjoy what we, involved with Festival have done.
bed races and dragonboat. The Giant Tiger train will take you around town all day. As well, listen to a great bluegrass band and later another great band that plays all types of music. With this band you not only get great music, but look out Bieber, we have our own special star. Wait until you hear this 10-year-old Arnprior gal sing. There may be some events I have missed and other coming in before the festival starts, so to find out exactly what is happening on the three days, such as times, sponsors, locations and more info we may have, please go to our website that our webmaster Susan has set up for us at www.arnpriorwhitepinefestival.ca. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we are only too happy to assist. Don’t forget if want to be a vendor or run an event either Saturday or Sunday, we would love to hear from you.
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SUNDAY, AUG. 25
Robert Simpson Park - There will be an outdoor movie held in the park. Come early, enjoy the fun. The movie will start after dark. Nick Smith Centre - 7:30-11 p.m. A dance in the hall with Disturbing The Peace (DTP). Must be over 19 with proper ID. Light food available. A donation to the Arnprior White Pine Festival appreciated.
Events held both at the Park and downtown. At Robert Simpson Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Caitlin Stewart Memorial Highland Dancing Tournament. Like Scottish music, you will certainly enjoy this. The Giant Tiger train may make a few trips down and back to the park for those who want to see all events. Downtown Elgin and John Streets and the Giant Tiger Parking lot. Again, many things of interest for your entertainment. There will be our Classic Car Show (no entry fee), vendors, events, food, Giant Tiger train back on track. The lob-ball tournament will continue if necessary. There will be line-dancing as well as a great country band followed later in the day with a three-hour tribute to the late Stomping Tom Connors by a local group, a must to hear. Again, in case I’ve missed something, check out our website. See you at the festival.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 24
Downtown Elgin and John Streets and Giant Tiger parking lot. Many things will happen all day Saturday starting out with a breakfast at 8 until 11 a.m. and the day ending about 6 p.m. Things such as a hockey tournament, a lob-ball tournament, many great vendors, food booths. There will be three 45-minute kids shows, rock climbing, bouncy castles, fish ponds, dunk tank,
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News – It was a network card failure that caused several 911 calls from the Clayton area to go unanswered the morning of July 5, reports Rick Hannah, emergency services co-ordinator for Lanark County. At a residents’ meeting held at the Clayton Community Hall July 24, Hannah spoke to a large crowd of concerned people about the events surrounding the failure of the 911 system. On the morning of July 5, 70-year-old Carl Welk was doing volunteer yard work for Guthrie United Church when he suddenly collapsed. Beginning at 8:05 a.m., several calls were made to 911, but they never connected. Eventually, Merv Logan, a friend of Mississippi Mills fire chief Art Brown, managed to get through to the chief directly and explained what was going on. Help arrived about 15 to 20 minutes after Welk collapsed, but unfortunately, they were too late to save him. Members of the community were outraged and wanted answers. Hannah said he has been in contact with Bell Canada, which operates the 911 system, to determine what happened. Hannah relayed the information he had received from Bell during a conference call on July 23, although he admitted he was not an expert on the technical aspects of the system. He said that it was the Lanark County network card, which is operated by Bell, that ultimately failed, causing the 911 calls to go unanswered. Hannah explained that a network card is a device that sorts phone call requests and sends them to the appropriate destination. The card manages all phone calls made in the area and is not designated specifically for 911 calls. Therefore, any call made during the
failure that was supposed to pass through the network card would have also been unsuccessful. After a 911 call goes through the network card, it is passed on to the Central Emergency Reporting Bureau (CERB), which is the telephone answering service for emergency calls. Here, the CERB will ask what the emergency is and direct your call to the appropriate department: fire, ambulance or police. “The calls to the 911 system never reached the CERB,” said Hannah. “The calls never left Lanark County.” Hannah says that 25 per cent of the lines routed through that network card were affected, meaning that 75 per cent of the lines were working properly. “If more people had started calling,” said Hannah, “then someone would have eventually gotten through one of the functional lines.” Bell has a back-up system in place for this kind of emergency, said Hannah. If a call does not go through, or goes unanswered at CERB for more than 67 seconds, an alarm goes off, notifying one of two staff who are watching the system 24/7. An alarm for the unanswered 911 calls alerted Bell to a problem, which they started fixing at 8:07 a.m., says Hannah – two minutes after the first call went unanswered at 8:05 a.m. The problem was rectified and all lines were returned to working order by 8:20 a.m. The service interruption lasted 15 minutes.Hannah noted that Bell has assured him that this is the first network card failure it has had in all of southern Ontario since 911 services were implemented in the 1930s-1940s. Bell has indicated it is working on additional security measures to ensure these types of things do not happen, but in the meantime, Hannah said that people should not lose faith in the 911 system.
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News â€“ Arnprior District High School student Oliver Jacob Gardiner is asking local students to share their ideas with him in the lead-up to Renfrew County youth forum to be held early next year. Gardiner can take the opinions of local students directly to the provincial government, as he is a member of the provincial Minister of Educationâ€™s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). He is asking students and parents to fill out a survey to help set the agenda for the youth summit the Renfrew County Youth Group is going to be hosting. â€œFrom my experience, I have come to realize that not only one perspective needs to be heard and that everybody has a different point of view to bring to the table,â€? explained Gardiner.
â€œThat is why I am opening up this running discussion on your ideas about how the system can be bettered. He asks students and parent to post any ideas and/or concerns to the online survey, but asks they be â€œclean, school-appropriate and positive.â€? All feedback will be reviewed and studied, he promises. The survey link is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGMLJQN. Gardiner also welcomes questions, comments, concerns or ideas that can be emailed to him at msac_rcdsb5@ hotmail.com, by calling 613-6234796 or by contacting him on Facebook or Twitter. The MSAC is an advisory council of 63 students who come together twice a year to discuss the ideas and concerns of Ontarioâ€™s students with the goal of helping make the education system in Ontario â€œthe best in the world.â€? 0808.R0012246859
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2 DRAINIE( KATIMIVIK AREA OFF CASTLEFRANK) 3 Bedroom 2.5 bath family home, in attractive mature location, ammenities at your doorstep. Only $339,900 MLS#878326 Mike Defalco 613-884-7303 613-623-7303
ADORABLE 2 bedroom, great for ďŹ rst time home buyers, garage, plus storage,side yard, natural gas Only $162,900 MLS# Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
3 BEDROOM in well thought of location, near hospitals, schools, library shops,1.5 baths, gas, c/air, some wood ďŹ‚ooring, large wide lot, INGROUND POOL Only $174,900 MLS#877088 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
4 BEDROOM SPLIT, walkout lower level, ďŹ replace, c/air, gas, 2.5 baths, sundeck, enclosed rear yard, verandah attractive Mature Neighbourhood. Only $274,900 MLS#875182 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
Pretty 2 bedroom Condominium in Arnprior, secure building, offering attractive ďŹ‚ooring, laundry in unit, custom built in cabintry in dining area, a balcony, appliances Only $169,900 MLS#877592 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
AFFORDABLE comfortable, year round living, 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, tiered sundeck, detached garage/workshop Only $259,900 MLS#875366 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
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MLS#880698 Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bath home on private lot on Campbell Drive. $179,900
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$114,900 2 2.5 BUILDING LOTS, SIDE X SIDE, 2.5 ACRES EACH $69,900 EACH
MLS#868289 Over 28 acres of nicely treed land on Scheel Drive. Frontage on 2 roads. Asking $135,000
MLS#880395 Cute as can be! One bedroom mobile on rented lot. Year round. $79,900 Call Monica
Summer home great for Snowbirds or someone wanting to escape the bussle of the city. 3 season cottage on your own private lot, walking distance to beach on Ottawa River at Rhoddyâ€™s Bay. Now asking $69,900 MLS#868918 Call Monica
Great potential with this large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Main ďŹ‚oor family room. Private 3.3 acre lot on the edge of Arnprior. Garage 30â€™x35â€™ with loft. Paved drive. Newer furnace. All for $209,900 MLS#877664 Call Monica
MLS#877712 7.5 acres near Kemptville with Stackwall building with loft, well and septic. Asking $299,000
TENANT WILLING TO STAY, 2 or 3 bedrooms, gas, updated ďŹ‚ooring, windows, garage, nice rear yard, sundeck. Only $145,000 MLS#868945 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303
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This newer style loft bungalow features 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 gas ďŹ replaces, huge rec room, deck, hot tub w/gazebo, hardwood and ceramic ďŹ‚oors, granite counters. No disappointment here. $389,900 MLS#863538 Call Monica
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms deluxe spotless dĂŠcor. Over 2400 sq ft. main ďŹ‚oor everything.. all this for only $279,900 MLS#879931 Call Jenn
Beautiful park like setting for this spacious bungalow. Above ground salt pool.. oversized garage. Totally ďŹ nished lower level. Only $339,900 MLS#876845 Call Jenn
267 Harriet Street See the value for this incredible home. Only $232,000 MLS#877452 Your Host Donna Nych 613-623-7303
Beautiful large lot in the heart of the Prior. Stately home with endless possibilities! For a personal tour.. call jenn today. Only $299,900 MLS#866366 Call Jenn
Tranquility and peace surrounds this retreat style home.. extremely private setting.. impressive open concept design.. pool, hottub and access to the Ottawa river MLS#874228 Call Jenn
Needs a little TLC but priced to sell...huge bungalow with 5 bedrooms 3 baths...and oversized garage yours for only $199,900 MLS#872078 Call Jenn
Spectacular 4 acre lot on the Madawaska river.. Very unique home that combines a cottage vibe with year round living. Only $475,000 MLS#874796 Call Jenn
Custom built beauty.. picture perfect setting on the shores of the Mississippi river Yours for $525,000 MLS#867770 Call Jenn
Build your dream home and walk out your back door onto the greens at the prestigious Arnprior golf course. $119,900 MLS#876001 Call Jenn
Open concept design.. end unit , hardwood ďŹ‚oors. Finished lower level.. spotless dĂŠcor. $249,900 MLS#876781 Call Jenn
Spacious Split level, wonderful family home, SPACIOUS PROPERTY, INGROUND POOL, ATTRACTIVE MATURE SUBDIVISION, many recent upgrades, offered at $339,900 MLS#880897 Call Donna or Mike Defalco 613-884-7303 613-979-2601
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Lovely cozy 3 bedroom home, centrally located. Gas heat, central air, wrap around deck ,fenced yard, newer windows, and refurbished ďŹ‚oors. Main bath up and 2 pc on main ďŹ‚oor. A pleasure to show Only $199,900 MLS#874226 Call Cheryl
Centrally located between White Lake, Burnstown, Renfrew and Arnprior. Lovely 3+1 bedroom hi ranch home totally ďŹ nished from top to bottom. Large treed and landscaped lot. Only $269,000 MLS#873766 Call Cheryl
Located in good neighborhood in Arnprior.. Gas heat, central air, private lot. Large deck off the kitchen . Three bedrooms up and bathroom and 2pc on main level. Basement is ready to be ďŹ nished. Only $229,900 MLS#873207 Call Cheryl
3+1 bedroom bungalow and an oversized double car garage /workshop. Great place to raise a family and run a business. Kitchen has been upgraded with new cabinets. Close to school, water, and recreation. Only $255,000 MLS#873216 Call Cheryl
On the Madawaska River at Calabogie. Three bedroom home overlooking the water. Separate sleep log cabin, double car garage, 3 bathrooms, hot tub, sun room with wood stove, ďŹ replace in formal living room. Only $459,900 MLS#873745 Call Cheryl
On the Mississippi River right at the mouth of the Ottawa. 5 bedrooms, formal living room, hardwood ďŹ‚oors, ďŹ nished basement, oversized single car garage. Only $569,900 MLS#865237 Call Cheryl
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190 Elgin St.,Arnprior Unit 206-2 bedroom condo within walking distance of downtown Arnprior.The unit has been freshly painted,carpets steam cleaned and comes with 4 appliances.There is a balcony and 1 plug-in parking spot! NEW PRICE $119,500 MLS#871404
Open-concept 3 +1 bedroom bungalow on THE AVENUES. Hardwood ďŹ‚oors, upgraded kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Comes with a beautiful in-ground pool! $234,900 MLS#879605 Call Donna Nych
Spacious 3+1 bedroom raised bungalow with a private rear yard complete with an above-ground pool! Hardwood ďŹ‚oors, large oak kitchen,1.5 baths, main ďŹ‚oor laundry and good size family room with a gas ďŹ replace make this home deďŹ nitely worth a look! NEW PRICE $314,900 MLS#866955 Call Donna Nych
3+2 bedroom bungalow with all the bells and whistles backing onto a ravine. Beautifully decorated in neutral tones this home is move-in ready. NEW PRICE $499,900 MLS#877463 Call Donna Nych
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For this multi unit apt. In Castleford. Structurally sound with many upgrades on a 1+acre lot with a triple garage/storage unit. Move in and start a business for the neighborhood and cottagers or use it as a rental business. $187,500 MLS#848197 OFFERS Call Donna Nych
Muskrat Lake Waterfront. 7.3 Acres, Cobden - Truly MagniďŹ cent View! 3 bed, 2 bath with attached 2 car garage, newer propane furnace, HWT, and Shingles.Possible Hobby Farm or Severance. MLS#875040, Priced to sell $475,000. Call Teri
931 Usborne, Braeside. 4 bed, 3 bath, (2 ensuites) possible Granny Suite. on a Beautiful 1 Acre Corner lot. Affordable to maintain. Heat -$875/yr; Hydro- $1614/yr; Taxes-$2230/2012. NO Water or Sewer charges! 30 min. from Kanata! Reduced $344,000 MLS#864636. Call Teri 613-433-6994
This lovely family home is located on a quiet road, and sits on an acre of land! 3+1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, beautifully ďŹ nished basement, 2 car garage, fenced in back yard, new furnace in 2010, shingles and main level windows done in 2011. This one is a Must See! $269,900 MLS#873122 Call Tyson Andress Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, August 8, 2013 17
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CPAN to benefit from Realtors golf tourney John Oâ€™Neill Sales Representative
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The winning ticket will be drawn at 5 p.m. the day of the tournament at the Oaks of Cobden. The $50 tickets can be purchased at RCREB. For more details on the raffle or the tournament, contact Sue at 613-735-5840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Still short of its goal to sponsor at least 1,200 children, CPAN hopes other donors can help too. The cost is $75 to sponsor a local child. To learn more, call 613-735-2374, ext. 250 or visit www.renfrewcountycpan.ca.
county in many ways. We are directing all funds raised by the 2013 golf tournament to CPANâ€™s Backpack Plus program, as over 1,200 local children will need to access the program this year,â€? she added. â€œOur goal is to raise enough funds to sponsor 120 of our Renfrew County children. This is a lofty goal, but we believe that with the help and support of our community we can do it.â€? Raffle tickets are being sold for a four day-three night trip for two to Vegas valued at $1,500. R0012246983.0808
Community - The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is delighted happy to be chosen by the Renfrew County Real Estate Board (RCREB) as its charity of choice for its Sept. 4 golf tournament. â€œThis will be our 10th charity golf tournament and we thought it would be fitting for the charity we support this year to be county-wide, like our organization,â€? said RCREB president Natalie Frodsham. â€œWe know of the great work CPAN is doing throughout the
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Liberals hold Ottawa South, lose three others Nevil Hunt email@example.com
Ottawa South is still Liberal red. Liberal John Fraser won the Aug. 1 byelection in Ottawa South, following in the footsteps of his former boss, Dalton McGuinty. That wasn’t the case in three of the four other byelections. Of the five Liberal seats up for grabs, only two remained red: Ottawa South and the Toronto-area riding of Scarborough-Guildwood, where Mitzie Hunter took the seat. The NDP picked up seats in Windsor and London, while the PCs won a seat in Toronto for the first time since 1999, as the city’s deputy mayor Doug Holyday, buoyed by support from Mayor Rob Ford, captured EtobicokeLakeshore. In Ottawa South, Fraser took 14,925 votes, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young, who received 13,631 votes. The result was a surprise for anyone who followed
polls published in the week prior to the voting, as Young was predicted to win the byelection. The Conservatives pushed hard to capture the riding, with leader Tim Hudak visiting four times and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski campaigning hard for Young. “I guess it wasn’t a done deal after all,” Fraser said to the raucous crowd at his victory party. Fraser, who worked as McGuinty’s constituency assistant for 14 years, gave credit to the former premier. “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” he said. “I have pretty big shoes to fill.” Fraser didn’t distance himself from McGuinty’s record during the campaign despite a number of scandals in the last year of McGuinty’s leadership. He said he learned what voters wanted by knocking on doors during the campaign and suggested Ottawa South residents are more concerned about education, health care and job opportunities than scandals at Queen’s Park. “They want stronger schools, stronger hos-
pitals and better care for our parents, and jobs for our young people,” Fraser said. Fraser benefited from the campaign organization the Liberals have built in the riding; a team that saw Dalton McGuinty and his father hold the provincial seat for 26 years. LESSONS TAKEN
The four other Aug. 1 byelections in Ontario – all former Liberal ridings – saw the Liberals drop three seats, two to the NDP and one to the Conservatives. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, who joined the victory crowd at Kelsey’s, said the result in Ottawa South showed voters are more interested in issues close to home than scandals such as the gas plant cancellation in southern Ontario. “I did a lot of door-to-door (canvassing) in the riding and I’m not surprised at the outcome,” Chiarelli said. “The Conservatives were not talking about education, health care or the budget, and that’s not enough to get elected.”
Chiarelli said “the biggest loser” of the night was PC leader Tim Hudak. “He expressed such high expectations (for the five byelections) and his party has come in last place. He has failed to communicate any sincere compassion for the people of Ontario. “A lot of people in the PC party were concerned about his leadership before the byelections and this is not going to help his cause.” Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said byelections are “always difficult for governments.” “It’s hard to read anything into this,” Naqvi said of the five byelections. He said Fraser was successful because he focused on employment, transit, roads, schools and hospitals. “Ontarians want a positive message about the future, not a slash and burn approach,” he said, referring to the PC campaign. Naqvi wouldn’t offer a prediction about Hudak’s future. “I’ll leave that to his party to decide,” he said. R0012236659
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Junior A team to prepare for season in Arnprior Valley hockey talent to be showcased at Kanata Stallions training camp Sherry Haaima Sherry.email@example.com
Young team penning experts ready to entertain at the fair Look for these young riders to display their skills in the Ottawa Valley Team Penning Association events this week at the Arnprior Fair. More than 250 teams are expected to take part in team penning events Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 9-11). There are open, 6-class, and 8-class categories for adults, and a separate youth division. From left are Elise Solesme of Crysler with Little Miss, Chase Squires (with Shorty) of Pembroke, Abby Rampton (Bandit) of Arnprior, Graham Toner (Raine) of Casselman, Jake Childs of Starks Corners, Austin Squires of Pembroke, Ashley Schlievert (Jewel) of Fitzroy Harbour, Bailey Schlievert (Maple) of Fitzroy Harbour and Tyson Childs (Smarty) of Starks Corners. To learn more about team penning, visit www.ovtpa.ca or come to the fair for a closer look. STEVE NEWMAN/METROLAND
Pickle ball demonstration planned for Calabogie Sports - Since learning of the sport of pickle ball at the Zoomer Trade Show in Ottawa, Greater Madawaska Coun. Glenda McKay has been working on bringing it to Greater Madawaska Township. Equipment has been ordered for
Calabogie and the Pickle Ball Association of Ontario has agreed to give a demonstration on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting around 11 a.m. Pickle ball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis, and is played on a badminton-sized court with a whiffle ball about the size of a tennis ball on a solid smooth surface. Short-handled paddles larger than
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a ping-pong paddle are used. The court should be 20x44 feet for singles and doubles play. The net is 36 inches on the end and 34 inches in the middle. â€œSix representatives from the Pickle Ball Association of Ontario, including Marcie Taylor, the Ottawa Pickle Ball Ambassador, will be coming to Calabogie to demonstrate the game and discuss the rules, etc.,â€? the councillor said. â€œThe day will be divided into three groups. The first group will target adults and seniors, the second, children, and the third group will target families.â€? Calabogie Peaks Resort has shown an interest in getting involved,
Sports â€“ The Arnprior Packers wonâ€™t be the only hockey players gearing up for the season at the Nick Smith Centre this summer. The Kanata Stallions are holding their training camp at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior Aug. 16-18. The Central Canadian Hockey League Junior A team will also play an exhibition game Sunday night against the Hawkesbury Hawks. â€œOur returning players from last year as well as our draft picks and a few other hopefuls will be on the ice,â€? said Stallions assistant coach Dustin Dorken, of Arnprior. Itâ€™s a great chance to see some talented athletes in action, he said. There are some close local ties between the Junior A team and the Arnprior area. â€œThe Stallions have a history with local McNab-Braeside/Arnprior players as our captain last year and the top defenceman in the league was Curtis Watson, a native of Braeside,â€? said Dorken. Several former Packers have made their way up from Junior B to the current Stallions team, including Braedon Moffat and Ted Suckow. Current prospects bidding to make the team include Jamie Prebble, Curtis Foster, Michael McGrath and Patrick McGrath.
Nick Pacquette of Renfrew will also be in camp. All ice times are open to the public with players on the ice at various times over the weekend. â€œWe encourage local fans to come and see the camp and watch these local kids who learned the game in Arnprior,â€? said Dorken. CCHL
The CCHL is a 12-team, Tier 1, Junior A league considered one of the top of its kind in Canada. Players range in age from 16-20 and come from all over North America, said Dorken. The league graduates many players to both Division 1 and 3 NCAA schools as well as Canadian university hockey and major junior. Dorken noted many National Hockey League stars have come up through CCHL, including Larry Robinson, Steve Yzerman, Jimmy Howard and Patrick Sharpe. EXHIBITION GAME SCHEDULE
Aug. 18: 7:30 in Arnprior vs. Hawkesbury Hawks Aug. 22: 7:30 p.m. in Kinburn vs. Cumberland Grads Aug 23: 7 p.m. in Renfrew vs. Trenton Golden Hawks Aug 25: 1 p.m. in Trenton vs. Trenton Golden Hawks Aug 27: 7:30 p.m. at Kanata vs. Nepean Raiders Aug 28: 7:30 p.m. at Nepean vs. Nepean Raiders The Stallionsâ€™ regular season opens at the annual League Showcase Aug. 31 at the Bell SensPlex at 5 p.m. The Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League showcase for the Valley-Metro conference will be held in Arnprior Saturday, Sept. 14.
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Warden to host tournament at Highlands Sports - The ninth County of Renfrew Wardenâ€™s Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23. It will be held for the ďŹ rst time with Greater Madawaska mayor Peter Emon as the warden, and will take place at Calabogie Highlands.
The cost to enter a team of four in the charity tournament is $280. Warden Emon has selected the Renfrew Area Health Services Village physician recruitment campaign as the recipient of tournament proceeds.
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OVTA cites beaches in effort to draw tourists to Valley
Robert Simpson Park is one of the few beaches in the Valley that is supervised by lifeguards. Emma Baird, left, and Rachel Chennette are among the lifeguards keeping people safe at the popular Arnprior beach from noon to 6 p.m. daily from late June to Aug. 30. Chennette is in her third year lifeguarding at the beach and Baird in her second. Both have just graduated from Arnprior District High School and are off to university this fall. Left, the Burnstown Beach on Calabogie Road just north of Burnstown is a great place to relax and dabble your feet in the water.
News â€“ The beaches at Robert Simpson Park and Burnstown are two of five Ottawa Valley beaches being put in the spotlight in an effort by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) to attract tourists to the area. â€œSummer just isnâ€™t summer without a visit to the beach â€Ś sand castles, picnics, sunbathers catching some rays and clean cool water inviting you dive right in,â€? says an OVTA news release. â€œLuckily, for those living in or visiting the Ottawa Valley, there are plenty of beaches to choose from.â€? The OVTA points out that the Upper Ottawa Valley, with its over 900 lakes and four major river systems, boasts an abundant amount of clean, welcoming water. â€œBeaches offer plenty of affordable recreation opportunities, from swimming to friendly sand castle competitions and beach volleyball. Additionally, almost all of the beaches in the Ottawa Valley are great paddling start off places.â€? Chances are youâ€™re never more than a half-hour drive to a beach when in the Valley, says the OVTA, putting the spotlight on five of its â€œfavourites.â€? Robert Simpson Park The clean, sandy beach is well maintained by the town and, during the summer is supervised daily from noon to 6 p.m. by lifeguards. Also at the park are a playground, splash pad, band-shell, fountain, washrooms and canteen. Nearby are walking trails that follow the Madawaska River. Burnstown Beach The beautiful beach is situated on Calabogie Road along the Madawaska River in McNab-Braeside. Burnstown Beach is newly upgraded and offers visitors a large sandy beach, boat launch and rowing area. On shore, there is a play structure, picnic tables, a canteen, change rooms, washrooms and a shaded grass area. Lake Clear Beach The beach near Eganville is well known for its crystal clear water. The sand on the beach, about 12 by 60 meters, is white and fine, perfect for sandcastles. The smooth lake
bed drop-off is gradual and leads to deep, refreshing water. There are no lifeguards on duty at the beach, but there are toilets available for the public. While there, keep a look out for peregrine falcons. Black Bear Beach Located on the military base in Petawawa but open to the public, the beach is a large, white sandy beach along the Ottawa River. The beach has both roped and non-roped areas and is monitored by a lifeguard. There are two volleyball courts, a canteen, picnic tables, public washrooms and other sporting equipment available to rent. Donâ€™t be surprised if you see wind-surfers or boaters also enjoying the water. But no fear, this beach is large enough and the river is wide enough to accommodate everybody. Pine Point The beach in Deep River along the Ottawa River boasts over 200 meters of white, sandy shoreline. The river bed gradually drops off for 100 meters followed by an abrupt drop. The beach is unsupervised. While visiting Pine Point, keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. The beach is surrounded by majestic mixed forest with a number of walking trails perfect for a casual afternoon stroll. FIND A BEACH
People can find the perfect beach no matter where they are in the Ottawa Valley with the help of the Waterkeeper Swim Guide Project. Swim Guide was created by the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and not only helps people find the closest beaches, but also lets them know at a glance what beaches are safe for swimming. The Swim Guide is supported by Waterkeepers across Canada and the U.S. Locally, the Ottawa River Keeper and the OTVA are providing up-to-date photos and information on the beach services, water levels and water quality. Visit www.theswimguide.org or download the Swim Guide app from the iTunes store or to an android to check out the closest beaches.
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Plenty of activity at Seniors at Home Liz Wall Seniors at Home
KEEP WHEELS TURNING
Thanks to the generously of the public, we are ahead from this time last year’s ‘Keep the Wheels Turning’ campaign. As of July 31, we are ahead of 2012 by $8,000. Our goal is to raise $30,000 and with the sale of our ‘Angels in Grey’ will be in the market to purchase a new Para Transit vehicle. “Thank you to all who provide this service and all the programs offered by ABMSHP. Everyone is so kind and cheerful.” Audrey Jones of Arnprior. If you have not done so yet, please return your donation in the supplied Yellow return-envelope either by mail or drop off at our office at 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior, Ont. K7S 1M4. Please make your cheque payable to ‘ABM Seniors at Home’. Credit card donations can be made by calling 613-622-CARE (2273) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. “Thank you for your reminder of this fundraiser. Your services are ex-
We are in the need of drivers to assist in the delivery of our ‘Hot Meals on Wheels’ program. Fresh hot meals are available for the noon meal Monday through Friday. If you are available for one hour even just one day a week, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator Lisa Bottomley at 613-623-7981 for an interview. The ‘Meals on Wheels’ program is one of the many ways we are able to help with independent living and enhance the quality of life of seniors and those individuals with special needs, no matter the age. Your one hour will not only provide a nutritious meal but also becomes a regular social contact for the client. Many of us take the smallest of things for granted, but a senior will appreciate the smallest of things.
It was a proud moment for artist Norma Dixon, left, and Marion Sillieff, winner of the door prize at the Angels in Grey book launch. The Elta Watt and her granddaughter, Bryanna Watt shared in a prize was donated and presented by the artist special moment following the Angels in Grey book launch herself. Dixon was on hand to sign autographs at Arnprior Villa. Elta is one of the 14 featured ‘Angels’ in as she and 13 other members of the commuthe new publication by Seniors at Home. nity are featured within Angels in Grey.
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Plan to attend our second Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Nick Smith Centre. You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss health issues with various professionals while obtaining valuable reading material. Watch for further details. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 21 with our fall yard sale 7 a.m. to noon at our parking lot, 106 McGonigal St., Arnprior. As our yard sale depends totally on donations from the public, we would love to help dispose of your unused items. So why not clean out those closets, garages and basements and drop off the day of the sale or call myself, Liz Wall, 613-623-7981, ext. 25. All proceeds from the sale are in support of ABMSHP and the many programs offered for seniors and those with special needs (no matter the age). Together with Melinda Ritza of the Renfrew County Mobile Geriatric Day Hospital and Arnprior Villa executive director Kim Daunais, our agency, under the direction of executive director Dennis Harrington, will be presenting education sessions the fourth Thursday of each month at the Arnprior Public Library. The first of the sessions, ‘Brain Health’, takes place Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Gaumond Room from 2-4 p.m. Space for this date is available to 20 guests. The cost is free to all seniors, but you are requested to register at ABMSHP, 106 McGonigal St. West, or by calling 613-623-7981 and leave your name and phone number with the receptionist.
Lifestyle – Arnprior-BraesideMcNab Seniors at Home is pleased to announce that since the release of its first publication ‘Angels in Grey’ it has been supported by the community with both Island View Suites (July 11) and Arnprior Villa (July 30) hosting individual book launches. The launches were the first introductions of our 40-page-full colour book that features the human interest side of 10 ‘Angels’ living within our communities and four ‘Angels in Flight’. The book sells for $12 with 100 per cent of the sales going directly into the ‘Yellow Envelope Keep the Wheels Turning Dare to Care Campaign’ for the purpose of purchasing a much needed new Para Transit vehicle. By purchasing a copy, you are not just guaranteed enjoyable reading, you will be helping the Seniors at Home agency and those living in our areas that depend on the services the ABMSHP Para Transit vehicle provides. Our Para Transit Care Coach is the only specialized transportation service for persons of all ages in Arnprior, the Township of McNab-Braeside, West Carleton and area and relies totally on local fundraising. We are very thankful to the many folks who have already purchased their copy of ‘Angels in Grey’. The book is available at various locations throughout the town including the Arnprior Book Shop, The Goldbar, Sweet & Sassy Co., Robbin’s Confectionery in Braeside, the Pakenham General Store, Valley Heritage Radio and at our office at 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior.
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Mother’s war on houseflies was on for another year Lifestyle - This time of year, Mother engaged in a never-ending battle with the housefly. She thought every fly on earth was put there to carry germs and contaminate whatever surface it happened to land on. Many of our neighbours hung strips of sticky stuff from their ceilings, but Mother would have no part of them. No siree! Most of these strips were hung over the kitchen tables, since that seemed to be where the flies accumulated, and if one fly ever had the misfortune of falling off and landing on the oil cloth, or heaven forbid, a piece of food, the entire table would have to be cleared, scoured, and whatever food it neared, scraped into Sport’s dog dish at the back door! And so, the strips were never used in our kitchen! Every summer Father hauled the screen door from the drive shed where it had been stored over winter, and he hung it with a tight spring attached. In fact, the spring, on Mother’s insistence, was so taut that if you weren’t quick enough getting into the house, you could lose a leg, or be maimed for life. That was just another way of making sure a stray fly didn’t get in with us. There was never enough money to buy fly swatters, and Mother insisted we each have one. So they were homemade. Fashioned out of narrow slats of wood, with layers of green cheese cloth, or sometimes, very fine screening attached on the end be-
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tween more small slats, the swatters worked just fine. They were stationed on the bench at the back door, and each of us was commanded to have ours at the ready, just in case a fly managed to enter the house while we came in through the screen door. In the summer time, any food on the bake table, prepared for our next meal, was covered with spanking clean flour bag tea towels. And when the bowls were moved over to the kitchen table, the towels stayed put. It was like a mystery trying to decide which mound of white held the meat, potatoes or vegetables. Father thought Mother went too far when it came to the common housefly. He insisted the Haneman family had managed to survive in spite of them for generations! Mother said, “And that’s a miracle in itself.” She pointed out to Father all he had to do was go out to the cow byre and see the swarms of flies covering the cows’ backsides and the manure. He would know what, if flies were allowed inside, were brought into the house ... right into
the kitchen, where the very food we were putting in our mouths was there for the taking! At least once a week Mother had what we called her murderous attack on the common housefly. It didn’t matter how careful we were, how quickly we slammed the screen door, how diligent we were with the swatters, the flies always managed to come into the house. And when Mother couldn’t stand it any longer, she would announce at the breakfast table that this was the day! She would cast her eyes around the kitchen, and we wouldn’t even have to ask her just what day that would be. We knew, without a doubt, it was the day Mother would be attacking the flies that managed, in spite of our best efforts to keep them out, got into the house. That meant no one, not even if the house was on fire, was allowed inside until Mother was finished with what my sister Audrey called “her murderous attack.” There was a big tin can of fly tox in the summer kitchen, and on the shelf was a contraption that had a container at one end, and a handle and cylinder at the other. Mother filled the can to capacity, put a white towel around her head, went into the kitchen slamming the doors behind her, and the attack began. I would often look in the kitchen window from my post outside, and there would be Mother furiously pumping the handle into the cylinder and pouring out what would be a burst
of fog-like spray that hung in the air like gossamer curtains. I have no idea how Mother didn’t choke to death! As soon as she thought she had sprayed enough fly tox into the cavity of the kitchen, she would come out onto the back stoop, gasping for breath, the perspiration pouring down her face like falling rain, and a look of complete satisfaction on her beet-red face. Then she would collapse into the twig chair, still with the spray can in her hand, and fan her face with the tail of her apron. We had to wait for ages before anyone was allowed back in the kitchen, and when we were, the grand clean-up began. The newspapers would be taken off the cooled Findlay Oval, rolled up and crammed into its fire box, Audrey would get the broom, and I stood at the ready with the dust pan, and the sweep-up began. The flies didn’t have a chance. Audrey would sweep up the dead bodies; I would take the dustpan to the stove, amazed at how many had fallen under Mother’s attack. Mother would light a match to the papers in the stove after piling on a couple sticks from the wood box, and soon the Findlay Oval would be raging. The smell of the fly tox hung in the air for hours, but that didn’t seem to bother Mother in the least. The deed was done for a short spell. But alas, the never-ending battle against the housefly continued until the frost hit the farm at the end of the summer.
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