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The number of nursing home beds in Arnprior is less than half the provincial average but the Liberal government has no plans to add more. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care refused to speak to Arnprior’s situation, which has 42.5 long-term care beds per 1,000 residents over the age of 75 compared to the provincial average of 88.2. The problem was compounded this year with a 30 per cent spike in people on the wait list to enter the region’s only nursing home, The Grove. Last year the wait list was at 85, this year it’s 110. A request for an interview with Minister Eric Hoskins went unacknowledged, but ministry spokesman David Jensen submitted an email response days later on behalf of Hoskin’s assistant, Shae Greenfield. It referred to province-wide commitments to quality care and working closely with partners to monitor needs in Ontario. The ministry is also examining future needs for long-term care beds. “The ministry is also working on a number of initiatives to deliver the best care to Ontarians and make the best use of resources,” Jensen wrote, citing home care, the redevelopment of about 30,000 beds by 2025, greater roles for caregivers, and planning tools for communities. A number of Arnprior groups joined forces to present Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government with a proposal to increase the supply of beds as well as build programs to defer the need for people to enter The Grove. See GROVE, page 4

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Arnprior to allow off-road vehicles on designated roads DEREK DUNN

Following a tense exchange at the Nov. 28 council meeting, it was decided that offroad vehicles (ORV) would be allowed on some countyowned roads in Arnprior. The issue has come up a couple of times in recent months after the provincial

government granted ORVs a place on highways. Council also felt the pressure from Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail, which wants to convert a rail line into a multi-use recreation trail from Smiths Falls to north of Deep River. Staff brought forward recommendations a few weeks ago for a bylaw only to have council reject them for more

stringent rules. At the time it emerged that councillors Lynn Grinstead and Frank Dugal were opposed to allowing ORVs on town roads. Councillors Dan Lynch, Tom Burnette, Ted Strike, Reeve Walter Stack, and Mayor David Reid were at various degrees of support. And that is how the vote ended.

ORVs will be allowed (when the county gives its expected OK) on all streets except: • County Road 1 – East side of the Madawaska Bridge to Elgin Street at Division Street; • County Road 2 – Daniel Street from Madawaska to Baskin Drive; • County Road 2 – Daniel Street/White Lake Road from Winners Circle. There are restrictions. OVRs have four wheels, which means snowmobiles are not included. They must not exceed 20 km/hr regardless the posted speed limit. They cannot operate in the dark. And they must go from one trail access point to another, so there is no using them for day-today shopping or to visit family and friends. The chosen option was the most restrictive staff presented to council. There will be no OVRs on town-owned streets such as at the intersection of John and Elgin, nor those near the high school and hospital. Council acknowledged that enforcement will be difficult, but the mayor reiterated a

point he had made in the past. “This is a privilege, not a right,” Reid said. “If it is abused, it can be taken away.” That was cold comfort to Grinstead. She allowed that the bylaw would be good for tourism. ORV riders from throughout the region will have access to restaurants, accommodations, and repair shops. But she is opposed to the noise they will create, along with the possible dangers on area roads – specifically on the portion of Daniel Street near the Canadian Tire and two motels. Burnette wanted to allow them on roads until 11 p.m. He and others wanted greater access to area businesses. However, it was Dugal’s opinions that drew the most ire from proponents. He said watching ORVs crossing Daniel Street “should be interesting.” Then he talked about Arnprior as a small, growing city, an urban town, not a rural town like Renfrew and others that have an ORVs bylaw. He also asked that they not be allowed to park at the

LCBO. Reid countered by saying there are likely laws in place already preventing ORVs from carrying alcohol. Stack said they could park next door and cross the street anyway. Both said Arnprior retains a rural lifestyle and has not converted to a urban mentality just yet. They said Renfrew and Arnprior’s population are about the same, that of a town. “We live in the Ottawa Valley and Renfrew County and it is part of our culture,” Reid said. “It’s not for everyone, I understand that.” Council and staff were asked if, in future, the trestle bridge would be improved to allow for OVRs from the Ottawa side to cross over the Madawaska River. And who would pay for it. No clear answer was provided. The trestle is privately owned at the moment. A ban on OVRs remains in effect on all roads in Arnprior until the county passes its own bylaw. The timeline for that remains unknown.

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Grove asks province to add beds Is taking the ‘high’ road a Continued from page 1

Their objective is to see The Grove expand from 60 beds to 96, along with 20 to 30 apartmentlike accommodations on site for seniors. They will also grow seniors programming such as assisted living and adult-day. The price tag has yet to be determined. Shovels could be in the ground in two years. The Greater Arnprior Seniors Council (formed by the Town of Arnprior) and The Grove Redevelopment Task Force (formed by Arnprior Regional Health) have met with area MPPs, including Liberals John Fraser, MarieFrance Lalonde and Yasir Naqvi, along with PC John Yakabuski. All agree there is a problem. “Clearly this is neither an effective nor a long-term solution,” Yakabuski wrote in a letter to Hoskins. “What is needed across the region is a stabilization of beds in smaller communities and a licensing of new long-term beds in vibrant and growing communities like Arnprior.” Eastern Ontario’s most powerful health body, Champlain Local Health Integration Network, agrees Arnprior is short of beds,

but adds a caveat: so is Ottawa. The ministry will not create new bed licences. The only way Arnprior will get more is if they’re granted from other regions. That could pin community against community, indicated Chris Havey. “They have to redistribute long-term care beds but they won’t want to be discussing that in public,” said the chairman of the Grove Redevelopment Task Force. “At some point more beds will have to be put in play.” Havey said The Grove expansion would ideally be completed by 2025. He added that they could have asked for 122 beds, but wanted to show the government they are committed to programs that will delay the need for the elderly to enter the nursing home. He said the area is “dramatically under-bedded” and it is a “significant” problem. But the group’s approach is to not be confrontational. He said people in Arnprior and surrounding areas may be upset to learn they are half the provincial average when it comes to beds, and they are free to board buses to protest at Queen’s Park, but he will work with the govern-


“We want to engage the community not enrage the community,” Havey said. “We are trying to work with the political bodies. It’s not that our case is not understood.” Arnprior Regional Health started talking about an expansion of The Grove – which cannot accept dementia patients - at least five years ago. With little expected until 2025, many have seen their loved ones shipped off to Pembroke and Ottawa. The nursing home’s chairwoman of Family Council, Gail Dagg, is a prime example. “I for one had two parents that are in long-term care homes,” Dagg wrote to Yakabuski. “My mother having to be separated from my father, with Alzheimer’s, for a period of time to move to a long-term care home in Ottawa, which made them feel isolated. “My mother, who has since passed away, did eventually move to be with my father before she passed. All stories do not end this way.”

safe alternative to drinking OPP Launches Festive RIDE Campaign

Last year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 65 road collisions in which a drug-impaired driver was found to be the primary cause of the crash. So far this year, the same factor was behind 59 such collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. Tragically, 35 people have died so far this year in alcohol/drug-related crashes, which has the total number of road deaths in this causal category over the last 10 years nearing the 650 mark. With its annual Festive ‘Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere’ (RIDE) campaign getting underway, the OPP is determined to dispel the myth that driving while high on drugs cannot be detected by police and is a safe alternative to driving under the influence of alcohol. Through the OPP Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, officers are trained as drug recognition evaluators, giving them the authority and tools needed to detect drug-impaired drivers – something they hope no driver gives them a reason to use during the holidays.

Over the coming weeks, the OPP hopes to conduct a successful campaign in which every single driver they pull over in a Festive RIDE Stop is a sober, drugfree driver.   “The solution to ending impaired-related road deaths is a simple one. Never drive if you are impaired by alcohol or drugs and know that you are doing the right thing by calling 9-1-1 to report an impaired driver. By working together, we can positively influence driver behaviour in an effort to make sober, drug-free driving a social norm during the holidays and throughout the year,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support.  “This year’s Festive RIDE Campaign reminds us that we all have a role to play in preventing impaired driving. As we get together with family and friends this holiday season, plan ahead. “Arrange for a designated driver and if you see someone you think is impaired, arrange a ride for them or suggest alternate arrangements. These simple steps can go a long way to keeping our families, friends, and roads safe every day of the year,” said David Orazietti, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.”

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Renfrew County calls on province to resolve ambulance impasse The five upper-tier rural municipalities neighbouring the City of Ottawa are calling on the Province of Ontario, and particularly Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins, to solve the apparent impasse regarding rural municipal land ambulance service resources being diverted to the City of Ottawa. These five rural municipalities, being the County of Renfrew, the County of Lanark, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, have increasingly been challenged by issues pertaining to both the operations and financing of paramedic services to their communities. Since the province’s download of paramedic services in 2001, call volumes have continued to increase and costs have followed suit. While municipalities recognize the continued 50 per cent funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the pressure of increasing call volumes has required innovation from municipalities in order to optimize paramedic services and respond to the legislated performance response times outlined in the Ambulance Act. “Our land ambulance services are facing significant challenges as a result of situations where the City of Ottawa has failed to meet its own required resources and respond to its own service demands,” said Renfrew

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It’s all impaired driving The holiday season will soon be upon us and with it come the Christmas parties. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently launched the Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign and are taking a hard stance on not only drinking and driving, but those impaired with drug use. In 2015, drug-impaired drivers were the primary cause of 65 road collisions and this year, that number is already at 59, with 35 deaths. This brings the total number of deaths by those ‘high’ while driving, at nearly 650 over the last 10 years. According to the OPP, they’re working to dispel the myth that drugs are safer than driving under the influence of alcohol and can’t be detected by a breathalyzer. However, that’s not true. Officers are now trained as drug recognition evaluators giving them specific skills to spot drivers impaired by drugs. After countless tragedies and senseless deaths, it’s unfortunate that this message still needs to be hammered home. There are always those who believe that one or two drinks isn’t a big deal and they can still drive home. The fact of the matter is, taking chances with your own life is fine, but when you hit the public roadways, you endanger everyone in each vehicle you encounter. Perhaps tougher penalties for drivers impaired by drugs will be more of a deterrent. New regulations were introduced this past October that will slap drivers with a $180 fine, an immediate suspension of three days for the first occurrence and that increases to seven days on the second one and 30 for the third and subsequent offences. Ninety-day licence suspensions and seven-day vehicle impoundment, mandatory treatment programs and installation of interlock ignition devices and licence suspensions of up to 10 years could also come into play. So how do you avoid failing that breathalyzer test on the way home from a holiday get-together? It’s simple. Don’t drive drunk or while using drugs.

Constituents not getting good value for MP Gallant’s salary To the editor:

As our Member of Parliament, Cheryl Gallant is supposed to represent us in the House of Commons on matters that pertain to federal governance. Unfortunately, she does not appear to understand what those matters are, or to respect the views of the 66 per cent of eligible voters in this riding who did not vote for her in the last election. Electricity regulation and rates fall under provincial jurisdiction. It is our MPP Mr John Yakabuski’s job to criticize the provincial government in this regard, and he does so. Yet Gallant’s speeches, press releases and mailings routinely mention Hydro bills and offer criticisms of the provincial Liberal government. This is not her job, it’s Mr. Yakabuski’s, and her total failure to understand that should concern us all.

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As for the issue of respectful representation, I despair. Gallant’s job is to oppose policies, not people, but she regularly issues statements vilifying our prime minister, insulting his supporters, and alienating her own constituents with her inflammatory rhetoric. Rather than putting forward thoughtfully reasoned arguments, Gallant participates in the political discourse at the same primitive, binary, us-good/them-bad level as we shudder to witness south of the border. This is a failure not only of leadership but also of civility, and it should not be tolerated by Canadians of any political stripe. Together, we pay our MP’s salary, and right now none of us is getting good value.

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Dec. 6 marks 27 years since 14 young women lost their lives due to senseless violence at École Polytechnique, Montreal. In their memory and in honour of all women who are living with or have lost their lives to domestic violence, Bernadette McCann House will host its annual Dec. 6 vigil. The candlelight vigil will be held at the Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall, Pembroke.

Roses will be laid by various community members to create a Garden of Hope. In attendance will be guest speaker Laura Hunter staff lawyer of Renfrew County Legal Clinic. As well, the local Boys and Girls Club will participate for the second year by presenting a purple ribbon that the youth created. All are invited to gather on Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action

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MP Gallant correspondence designed to wind people up To the editor:

Hi. It’s me again. I wrote a letter to the editor last week whining about the Chronicle-Guide printing a Cheryl Gallant press release verbatim in the form of an article. That didn’t happen this week (so, um... kudos, I guess?), but I did receive a mailout from our esteemed MP and - shockingly - it too failed to pass the smell test. (In other news, water is wet and the sun is hot.) This time around, our household received a personally-addressed fake “taxpayer credit card bill” for a list of current government expenditures. You might think it is kind of deceptive and creepy to send out what looks like an official bill addressed to you personally... and you’d be right. It is. But you might also think that it presents a compelling logical argument all laid out line-by-line. In which case, you’d be wrong. This list of expenses has nothing to do with math, logic, or fiscal mismanagement and everything to do with getting people emotionally wound up over petty transactions that always were and always will be part of how governments are run. Do you get ticked off at the Minister of Justice daring to expense a $44 dinner? (I do: that’s barely enough for a drive-thru snack. She should eat better.) Are you enraged that it cost us over 13 grand for the Minister of International Trade’s appearance on a U.S. national television program? Of course you are, because how dare the Minister of International Trade publicly promote Canada to our biggest trading partner? Besides, I hear the host is a leftie. And don’t get me started on the Environment Minister spending taxpayer money on photographs at a climate change

conference. Because blah blah blah something something climate change. Doesn’t that just burn your britches? It’s a shame people no longer actually care for logic or math. Otherwise, Ms. Gallant wouldn’t dare send us a note about $3.4 million in federal waste when her government spent north of $1.2 billion on a single G8 summit weekend. One single weekend that wasted several hundred times more than this entire list. But she can happily send this piffle because she knows the actual bookkeeping doesn’t matter. She just wants to see your outrage glands inflamed. Moving expenses. Limo rides. Nannies, for the love of God! (Because not even the PM deserves child care in a Tory world.) Methinks the only way to counter the un-logic and outrage machine is to generate a little outrage disguised as math of our own. This is why I propose looking at the list using Bev Oda orange juices (at 16 bucks a pop) as our currency of choice. A $44 dinner? Why, that’s almost three entire Bev Oda orange juices. The environment minister’s photography session? That’s over 400 Bev Oda orange juices. Let’s get to the pulp of the matter, shall we? The entire list of government expenditures Gallant wants you fuming over comes to a combined total of $3,420,750. That amounts to just under 214,000 Bev Oda orange juices. Too much for any single person, granted. But I’m sure you’ll agree with me that to govern a country of 35 million, that isn’t really a lot of OJ. Her list, however, is a lot of BS. Andrew Fogarasi

Leave the Phone Alone campaign now underway To the editor:

Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving is conducting a week-long campaign urging drivers to ‘Leave the Phone Alone while driving.’ The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is involved in the Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving Committee. From Dec. 4-11 all police officers in Renfrew County and the City of Pembroke will be conducting focused patrols to enforce the distracted driving legislation. What this will mean for drivers is officers will be focusing their attention on drivers who continue to use cell phones while driving. Officers will be encouraged to issue tickets rather than warning and strictly enforce the law. 

Campaign members will also be bringing education to young drivers. All grade 11 and 12 students will participate in the Drive Wise program. This interactive program simulates distracted driving to educate people about the dangers of using your phone while driving. “Distracted drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. Distracted driving is now the leading cause of death in collisions on OPP patrolled roads in Ontario,” says a press release. “All drivers need to ‘Leave the Phone Alone while driving.’  Stop texting, stop talking, and stop snapchats. None of these should be happening while driving.” Renfrew County Partners Against Distracted Driving

Employment Opportunity - Skilled Labourer & Parks Maintenance Job Type: Full-Time Unionized (CUPE Local 4960) This position provides an opportunity to work seasonally in the position(s) of: Skilled Labourer Parks Maintenance From November 1st to April 30th From May 1st to October 31s Rate of Pay: $23.34/hr Rate of pay: $22.26/hr Hours of work: 42.5 per week Hours of work: 40 per week Skilled Labourer Summary: Operate winter maintenance equipment for snow plowing, sanding, salting, and snow removal; perform labour activities which includes operating equipment, heavy machinery; maintenance of equipment, roads, linear assets (water, sanitary and storm infrastructure), cemeteries, buildings and grounds. Parks Maintenance Summary: Perform general maintenance duties for the Town’s parks and outdoor facilities including ball diamonds, walking trails, beaches, marina, public washrooms, and gardens; responsible for the setup and clean-up of Town events (i.e. Canada Day); support the coordination of tasks with seasonal staff including park and marina attendants. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process or further information please email Laura Garbuio, Human Resources Officer, at Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 12:00 PM (noon) local time on December 9th, 2016. For a complete list of the qualifications and the job description please consult to the Town’s website at .

Employment Opportunity - HR Clerk (Maternity Leave Coverage) Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (Non-Unionized) Salary: $46,591 to $54,813 (Grade 6) The HR Clerk is a generalist support position that provides administrative support for a variety of human resource related functions mainly in the areas of recruitment, employee/labour relations, WSIB claims and disability management, health & safety, training and development, and performance management. The position will develop and maintain effective relationships with managers and supervisors on day-to-day HR issues. The qualified candidate will have an understanding of the human resources field, health and safety, selection and recruitment, WSIB and disability management, performance management, staff training and development, have successfully completed post-secondary education in a related field, and a minimum of one (1) year experience providing human resources support in a generalist capacity. The Town of Arnprior welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please email Laura Garbuio, Human Resources Officer, at Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, December 9th, 2016. For a complete list of the qualifications and the job description please consult to the Town’s website at www. .

Notice of Consideration of Potential changes to Council Composition Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Arnprior, at their December 12th, 2016 Regular Meeting of Council, will be considering potential changes to the composition of council. Potential changes could include the size of council, members’ titles and certain methods of election or selection of members. The meeting will take place at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario beginning at 6:30 p.m. Written comments on the composition of council will be received by the Clerk until Monday, December 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the address below: Maureen Spratt, Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8 tel. 613-623-4231 ext. 1817

Notice of Public Hearing There will be a public hearing of the Committee of Adjustment on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON. The hearing is regarding an application for consent to sever with respect to 125 Charles Street in Arnprior. The effect of the proposed severance is the division of the existing property to add lands to an abutting parcel municipally known as 154 Arthur Street. To view the full notice please visit or contact Robin Paquette at 613-623-4231 x. 1827

Winter Parking Restrictions Reminder no person shall park, or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway or in a municipal parking lot between the hours of 2:00 am – 7:00 am from December 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017 both dates inclusive.

Up Coming Events December 5, 6:00 pm – 2017 Budget Consultations in Council Chambers – 105 Elgin Street West December 6, 7:00 pm – Committee of Adjustment Public Hearing (see more information above) in Council Chambers – 105 Elgin Street West December 12, 6:30 pm – Regular Meeting of Council in Council Chambers – 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, December 1, 2016 9




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Movie night On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Guiding groups of Arnprior attended their fourth annual ‘Night at the Movies’.’ The O’Brien Theatre was packed as girls ages five to 18 and their families enjoyed a private screening of ‘Trolls.’ There were many laughs and delicious popcorn and friends new and old enjoyed the event. Officials expressed a special thank you to Kevin Marshall and his crew at the O’Brien Theatre for their hospitality and accommodation with this expanding group of girls. Pictured: Girl Guide - Karley Schnob, Spark Sasha Prentice, and Brownie Alexis Hoddinott pose before the movie begins. SUBMITTED

Sandy’s boosts ABMSH coffers As part of Community Support Services Month in October, Sandy Findlay, right, of Sandy’s Hair Salon on Elgin Street, Arnprior, hosted her own fundraiser in support of Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home (ABMSH). The promotion ‘For every hair-do, donate a two’ to ABMSH, raised $402. Leslie Barr, in-town transportation driver accepts on behalf of the agency. LIZ WALL/SUBMITTED

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Listen to the Chickadees In last week’s column I lamented the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s choice of the Grey Jay as their candidate for our national bird. My favourite, the Black-capped Chickadee, was suspiciously ruled out and I expressed my displeasure. Well, the day after I wrote that column it seemed those charming little birds wanted to reward me for my patronage. Halfway through my early morning property walk I arrived at the lookout that gives me a grand view of a small marsh and creek, a narrow field on the far side of the marsh, a south-facing hill covered in large oaks and maples, and a narrow bay leading into our lake. From this vantage point I scan the water for ducks, and the forest, field, and marsh for other living things. I also call for birds, which I did on this recent outing. After a few minutes, my “pishing” calls caught the attention of some Black-capped Chickadees that were foraging somewhere in the trees below the small cliff on which I stood. After a while the chickadees’ calls became stronger and their “dee” notes more repetitive. Soon the chips of Dark-eyed Juncos and, eventually, the screams of Blue Jays joined the chorus. My heart pounded faster because I knew the birds had found something of interest! As do many birds, chickadees utter specific types of alarm calls when they encounter predators. If the threat is imminent, they give high-pitched “seet” notes that warn family members of danger without revealing the caller’s location. And like other birds, they give loud, PHOTOS BY MICHAEL RUNTZ locatable alarm calls in response to Chickadee alarm calls led the author to this little stationary predators. However, unlike other birds, chickadees vary their Northern Saw-whet Owl.

noisy “mobbing” calls in response to the type of danger. The number of “dee” notes in each call reveals to other chickadees (and other eavesdropping birds) the predator’s size. A large one, such as a Great Grey Owl, elicits alarm calls with two “dees” per call (“chicka-dee dee”), which gets repeated. A mediumsized, perched hawk such as a Cooper’s results in the “dee” notes increasing to three; a small, roosting owl brings them to four. The chickadees on my walk were

repeatedly calling: “chicka-dee dee dee dee!” The birds were calling from a pine but from my vantage point I couldn’t see the source of their excitement so I scrambled down the cliff and made my way through thick junipers (which contributed little pins to my socks) to get closer. When I finally neared the tree and peered through its branches I could clearly see a tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl! The size of a closed fist, a Northern Saw-whet Owl is our smallest owl. While they pose no threat in daytime, Saw-whets will capture small birds sleeping at

night, which is why chickadees and other small birds harass them in daytime in an effort to drive them out of their forest. This Sawwhet, however, didn’t seem overly perturbed and eventually the noisy mob moved on. Over the years, chickadees have led me to many small owls like this Sawwhet. But I cannot think of one instance where Gray Jays have done the same. Yet another reason why the Black-capped Chickadee should be our national bird! The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email is

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – Council – Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – Public Meeting – 2017 Budget and 2017 Water and Sewer Budget Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – Council – Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated. Agendas posted to or subscribe to our newsfeed to have this information delivered right to your email in-box. TO SUBSCRIBE: Visit


CHRISTMAS WEEKEND IN MISSISSIPPI MILLS DECEMBER 2ND TO 4TH Join us for the 2016 Mississippi Mills Santa Claus Parades Our theme for both parades this year will be CHRISTMAS SWEETS AND TREATS. PAKENHAM (leaving from the Steward Community Centre) December 3rd, 2016 – 1:00 pm Road Closures in effect 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm approximately • Graham St. (Hwy 29) from Jeanie St. To Renfrew St. • Jeanie St. from MacFarlane St. to Graham St. • Renfrew St. from Graham St. to MacFarlane St. ALMONTE (leaving from the Almonte Community Centre) December 4th, 2016 – 5:00 pm Road Closures in effect 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm approximately. • Bridge Street from Martin St. to Perth St. • Mill Street from Bridge St. to Almonte St. (Hwy 49) • Ottawa St. (Hwy 49) from Martin St. to Mill St. Join us for LIGHT UP THE NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN ALMONTE Hosted by Gail Gavan, December 2nd, 2016 7:00 pm Road Closures in effect: • Lower Mill Street noon to 10:00 pm approximately • Mill Street from Bridge St. to Ottawa St. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Approximately For more information please contact Mississippi Mills Recreation and Culture department at 613-256-1077.

2017 BUDGET ‚ NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Please be advised that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will be holding Public Meetings to consider the 2017 Budget and the 2017 Water and Sewer Budget. Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm Location: Council Chambers, Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PASS A BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills intends to pass a by-law to establish 2017 Fees and Charges for Services provided by the Municipality Council will consider this by-law at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON. For more information please contact the Treasurer at 613-256-2064 ext. 262 or via email at

ALMONTE BRANCH LIBRARY CLOSED NOV. 28 ‚ DEC. 8’16 The Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, will be closed for necessary building repair Monday, November 28 through to Thurs Dec. 8, 2016. We will re-open for regular hours of operation Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. You can return your materials at any time to the Almonte Branch “drop box� and you are welcome to call the Pakenham Branch, 613-624-5306, between 3:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. M-F, to renew your items, place holds, make inter-library loan requests or other general inquiries; or email We apologize for any inconvenience. 12 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, December 1, 2016

Per By-Law No. 13-56, all waste and recycle for curbside collection must be set out by 7:00 am on your collection day to guarantee pickup. All empty containers must be removed by the occupant by 9:00 pm on the day of collection. Each household can place one (1) acceptable container of waste per week for curbside collection without a tag and containers must weigh less than 16 kg (33 lbs). Any additional waste containers require a tag. Any colour of Mississippi Mills tags are still valid and can be used for the additional bags. Residents may place two (2) containers at curbside without a tag on the weeks immediately following Christmas, New Year’s and Easter. Tags can be purchased ($2 each) from: - Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road - Clayton General Store Clayton - Nicholson’s Sundries Pakenham Large Items: Mississippi Mills offers a wide variety of on-going waste management programs, all designed to help reduce waste in our environment. Currently, there are 3 Waste and Recycle Depots located within the municipality. Pakenham Depot and Howie Road Depot accept a variety of recyclable items only. The Beckwith Transfer Station is the Depot that accepts a larger stream of different waste material. Residents can redeem their mailed annual landfill passes (2) 250kg passes for the Beckwith Transfer Station - this is the only location where landfill passes can be redeemed. Passes are mailed out during the month of August each year. LOCATION:

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The Municipality of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to carry out all pre-requisite surveys, detailed engineering and working drawings, tender documents and project management necessary for the municipality to proceed with the tender and award and successful construction of required repairs to Structures A-001 and A-007 proposed for the 2018 Capital Works Program. Electronic copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained on or after November 30, 2016, by contacting the Roads and Public Works Department at 613-256-2064 Ext. 258 or emailing Interested firms are invited to submit their Proposal along with a statement of qualification in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Engineering Services – 2018 Detailed Design Back and Short Bridge (RFP # 16-03)� to Diane Smithson, CAO, 3131 Old Perth Road, RR # 2 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 by 1:30 p.m. local time, December 21, 2016. For further information regarding the Request for Proposal, or the assignment, please contact: Cory Smith Roads and Public Works Technologist Telephone: (613) 256-2064 x 229 Fax: (613) 256-4242 E-mail:

I can see clearly now GREG RUSSELL L’Arche Arnprior

Greg Russell here! You may have missed seeing me out on my daily walks around town over the past year, and wondered where I was? Well, I was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes by my ophthamologist in Almonte. Kim Bowmaster, who provides support through the Supported Independent Living program at L’Arche Arnprior, has helped me to negotiate my new reality over the past year. It has been quite a journey! For the past year, I have not seen well - my eyes were all blurry, so I couldn’t see the traffic, and I became very fearful of going down stairs, even when there were railings to hang on to. You can imagine, with the construction happening this past year, how hard it was for me to walk around town, trying to avoid cracks in sidewalks and walk on uneven surfaces. My left eye was the worst, so it was done first. The specialist used a model “head” to show me how the procedure would proceed. On Sept. 14 at 12:20 p.m., at the Riverside Hospital, Dr. Miles began the procedure. At first I was very nervous, because I didn’t know if it would hurt. They kept me awake, but did everything they could to help me relax. First they put a blanket with a hole in it over my eye, and sprayed the eye with something. I didn’t feel the procedure at all, and it was over very quickly. After I had rested for a while, they gave me a snack, as I had been fasting since the night before and was quite hungry. Then they helped me into a wheelchair and Kim took me to the van to drive me home. I did not have a bandage over my eye, but we did need to stop to buy me a snazzy pair of sunglasses to wear. What do you think? I’ve been told that they make

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Heartfelt appreciation to friends and family for generously bringing food to our homes as well as those who sent flowers, cards, messages and made donations in honor of Allan.


Greg Russell sports new snazzy sunglasses following his cataract surgery. me look like a rock star! It was amazing! I could see all of the cars in the parking lot, and the one ahead on the road home - even what color it was! I told everyone I met how much better I was able to see right away. The next day we went to my ophthamologist in Almonte so he could check on my progress. He remarked on what a great job Dr. Miles had done. Then he recommended that I wear sunglasses when outside during the day, and an eye patch at night for two weeks. Dr. Miles had given me three sets of eye drops, and I had to have them put into my eye four times every day. For the first little while I stayed at one of the L’Arche homes so that there would always be someone around who could

put the drops in for me. After a few days I moved back to my place, and walked in to the office each day so that someone there could put the drops in. Was it ever great to be able to get around on my own steam once again! When my right eye was done, on Oct. 12, I was not nervous at all. The results were just as successful as those in the left eye. This time, I only needed to stay at the L’Arche home for a day before going home. And I was able to put the drops in my eyes myself! Dr. Miles did an amazing job. I am so glad that he got them done. Now I no longer need support to be able to walk safely. I am out doing my usual rounds of the town. See you soon! You can complement me on my new shades!

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L’Arche Arnprior’s Greg Russell joins officials in extending an invitation to all to drop by the Kirkman House Bed & Breakfast between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Gifts of Light craft and bake sale, which L’Arche sponsors at this time each year, helps to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. You will find a warm welcome from the

L’Arche community, including Greg, and many local vendors with lovely items available for purchase to brighten your holiday season. Prices vary with the items, so there will be something for everyone’s pocketbook. “This year L’Arche Ottawa is joining us with a selection of their one-of-a-kind crafted items. We hope to see you there!” said Nancy Illman in a press release..

Special thanks goes: • To Father Brennan for the touching service • To Julie Larocque and the choir for the beautiful job they did and for also going out of their way to learn and sing “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You” • To Kitty Brinke for doing a tremendous job of the readings • To Grant Crozier for all you did and your help afterwards • To Barry Crozier for all you did and your help afterwards • To Linda Ryan at Daca for all her help • To Leonard & Marlene Pasco for being there not only for Allan and I as the four of us journeyed through this devastating time together but also for being there for me afterwards • To Steve St Michael who saw Allan and I through the final days of Allan’s journey. • To my sister, brother and brother in-law for all your help before and after being there for me through the entire time. • Special thanks to all the pallbearers Dickson Kuehl, Leonard Pasco, Terry Reid, Frank Campbell, Keith Mulvihill and Allan’s namesake Allan Bruce And again to Allan’s nieces for being honorary pallbearers as these girls were more like sisters than nieces. To Dr. Langlois, RVH Oncology and Hospice for your caring, kindness and compassion. To Allan’s nieces and nephews for putting on the hot luncheon after the funeral. I know that Allan would have been so proud of that and of all of you. All of you showed “a special person remembered and a beautiful life honoured” Finally to Matthew Brydges and his staff at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home a huge THANK YOU for making this difficult time easier to cope with. “You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the tears and the smiles left behind.” We treasure Allan’s memories! ‘Rest in peace Allan’ Sincerely Colleen M. James & also Mulvihill, Campbell, Beach, Reid & Casselman families. Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, December 1, 2016 13

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Community choir presents Sing Noel The Arnprior Community Choir will present its annual Sing Noel Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church. Tickets are available at the Arnprior Book Shop. The choir also recently performed at an Ottawa Senators game at Scotiabank place, left.

The Arnprior Lions Club is fundraising for a new scholarship to benefit secondary school students. The details are still being worked out, but students at Arnprior District High School and local youth attending St. Joseph’s Catholic, even the few locals at Renfrew Collegiate Institute, will qualify. The amount awarded each year has yet to be determined, but it will likely be enough that the scholarship can be handed out each year based on investment returns; without affecting the principle amount. What is known for certain is that it will be called The Doug Spaull Scholarship. Spaull was a 60-year member of the Lions Club – the world’s largest service organization and a well-known optometrist in town. “He was a real Lion,” said Diana Lynn Larocque. “If I could be a Lion like him, I’d be happy. He was awesome, a great man.” Dave Haines said the scholarship is the local chapter’s legacy project in conjunction with the Lions’ 100th anniversary next year. “I think it is something that will last,” he said. Lions are at various public events and retailers selling tickets for a travel voucher and $1,000 in cash. To reach them log onto or call president Rob Brooks at 613-433-3759.

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Free skating, hot chocolate & hot dogs available after each parade, thanks to Kelly’s Canteen & Almonte Lions Club! - In Almonte Scouts will be collecting canned food along the parade route! - In Pakenham the Pakenham Civitan will be accepting donations of food and cash to support the food bank! Special thanks to Almonte Civitan Club for all of their help!

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Light up the Night 2016 will be celebrated in fine style with Ottawa Valley music legend and host, Gail Gavan, in an wintry open-air concert featuring fabulous guests and a breathtaking display of fireworks!

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Grease teaches students how to become more well-rounded Continued from page 15

My sense of individuality had yet to develop, of course; when someone draws attention to the family tribe, the younger ones – whose emotions overpower their reason – tend to mentally freak out. All of this is to say that the struggle to become a wellrounded individual, and the DEREK DUNN/METROLAND inevitable tears that come durThe Pink Ladies are, from left, Brynn Sumner (Jan), Elizabeth Smith (Rizzo), Alicia Duggan ing the process, are instrumen(Frenchy), and Valentina Candelaria (Marty). Harmonies were well rehearsed, and Smith’s tal to understanding Grease. It is theme explored by Arnprior singing brought out screams from the audience.

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At least one member of the audience definitely felt goosebumps during Sandy’s Hopelessly Devoted to You. The song has long resonated for me. I even play it every so often at home. (Don’t tell the guys on my hockey team that I own the double album of Grease!) Sydney’s version was heartfelt and real. However, the performance of the night – in my layman’s opinion – goes to Elizabeth Smith (Rizzo). She’s a tough character to like, always cutting down the dreams of others. She even makes Sandy cry, which is about the worst thing anyone can do. But when Elizabeth sang “But to cry in front of you/ That’s the worst thing I could do” there was literal screaming from the audience. It had that powerful an effect. Her range is marvelous. The moral of Grease might be less impactful on today’s youth. They appear better rounded, participating in various social groups. The 1950s had jocks versus greasers, cheerleaders versus The Pink Ladies. Each had to cross a little into the other in order to grow. Sandy had to become a little harder, Rizzo a little softer. That seems to come more naturally today. Or does it? The only significant disappointment was, to be honest, an eternal one at high schools across the country. Grease would have benefitted from more boys on stage. The three there did a fine job, and really appeared enjoy themselves. How do you not admire Erik Kerr (Roger) for allowing his pants to be pulled down on stage? That takes courage to a new level. Could a hockey player be tough enough to endure that? Hopefully these boys have shown others that theatre is great way to make friends, build confidence, learn new skills, and challenge yourself in surprising ways. And hopefully Arnprior keeps up the tradition of supporting young people who show an interest in, and talent for, the theatre arts. I did see a few tears at the end, by the way, and I completely understand why. They are a great bunch of friends at a great stage of life.

Santa Claus arrives in Arnprior He’s making a list and checking it twice. Top, Santa Claus waves to the large crowd, with his naughty and nice list in hand and his helpful elves Lauren and Alex Sheehan during the Arnprior Santa Claus parade hosted by the Arnprior Legion on Nov. 26. The Arnprior Agricultural Society, top right, has a special guest on their float: a calf! Corey and Bentley Washburn, bottom right, in their decorated bike/house. Clowning around, below, are Gregory and Vicki Murdoch and Brad Carron as a snowman on the legion float. The Arnprior School of Dance, left, including Dayna Liebig, dances their way downtown. Sparks Alyssa Mathews and Lesley Miller, centre, wave from the Armprior Girl Guide Candyland float. PHOTOS BY TIFFANY LEPACK/METROLAND

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Braeside dog is Warrior Iron Dog World Champion Shilo has returned from the 2016 Dock Dogs World Championships in Dubuque, Iowa as Warrior Iron Dog World Champion. “For the past couple of year, many of you have been following and cheering for Shilo the dock dog competitor from Breaside and his handler Melanie Wilson,” says a press release. “All their hard work and determination paid off this weekend in Dubuque Iowa at the world finals.” Officials say Shilo’s summer was his best ever, with him winning national events. As a result, he was invited to the worlds in all five categories of dock dogs: big air, speed retrieve, extreme vertical, duelling dogs and the prestigious Iron Dog. “His handler Melanie had to choose what to accept, as there would be time conflicts as well as too much physical endurance to do all,” says the release.

“So they accepted extreme vertical and Iron Dog. After two days of grueling qualifying rounds, Shilo made finals in both!” On Sunday morning, in extreme vertical finals, he made the podium in third place by jumping off the dock eight feet out and a height of 6’10” up. Finals in Iron Dog consisted of a total score from all three disciplines: big air, speed retrieve and extreme vertical. Going into the final jump, being the last competitor, Shilo needed a time in speed retrieve in the seven-second range. His jump was over 20 feet and he swam like a champ and received a time of 7.4 seconds. “We were so proud of him,” says the release. “All Shilo and Wilson’s, hours of training, sheer determination, coaching and support from Avalon Ranch, has made him the champion he is today.

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Hens and Chicks Wild West gala raises $11,393 for KidSport It was another successful year for the Hens and Chicks fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. This year’s theme was ‘wild, wild West.’ “We raised over our $10,000 goal this year,” says a press release from the event. “A total of $11,393.06 was raised for Renfrew County’s KidSport.

“We had an overwhelming amount of support from not only the Arnprior local business community but the Renfrew community was extremely supportive this year.” Organizers thanked all those involved in the event’s success. “Creative Edge and Prior Engagements were huge sponsors for this event helping out a lot with lighting and décor.”


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The 10th annual Hen’s and Chicks night was held on Nov. 5 at the Nick Smith Centre, this year, the theme for the event, was a Wild West themed gala. The event rased $11,393 for the Renfrew County’s KidSport. On hand for the recent cheque presentation are, from left, Janyne Fraser, Calley Mosley, Glenn Arthur, Leah Clifford, Amanda Hemphill and Maija Hirsimaki.

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A ho, ho, hug Kira Gordon, three-years-old, is very excited to see Jolly Old St. Nick as he picks her up for a hug at the Leaps and Bounds Children’s Centre annual Breakfast with Santa on Nov. 26 at the Christian Education Centre.

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Trekking for the NeighbourLink Fountain More than 60 people participated on a beautiful, wintry, sunny day for the Tartan Tuff Trek on Nov. 26 at Dochart Park in McNab/Braeside, raising approximately $1,500 for the NeighbourLink Fountain. Mayor Tom Peckett (far right, top photo) praised and thanked all involved in the 5km walk/run, with one of the two organizers, (second from right) Andy Kalnins, (Sue Fridgen was also a driving force) who said it was a “chance to get the community together and exercise together for a common good and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the NeighbourLink Fountain.” The large group, top, of Tartan Tuff Trek participants gather at the green starting marks (organizers had sprayed the ground before the large snow fall with a starting line, luckily there was also a green ribbon on a tree) after three hearty cheers, they were off! Kim Chirico, Lynda Jamieson and Spencer the dog, top right, all had their tartans on for the big trek. Bottom right: Bridget McNally and Anne Malcolm sport Tartan Tuff Trek scarves, all money raised from the sale of the scarves also went back to the NeighbourLink Fountain





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Kim Kenny recently donated $5,000 from the Brodie Armstrong Memorial (BAM) golf tournament to support music and athletics at Arnprior District High School. Mason Kenny, centre, presents ADHS teachers Graeme Wyatt, left, and Frank Pecora with the cheque.

Ringette tourney this weekend The Arnprior McNab Ringette Association hosts their annual ringette tournament this weekend Dec. 2-4. “We will be hosting 39 teams with players ranging in ages from five to 25. “The following levels will be participating in the tournament: Bunnies, U8, U10, U12R, U12P,U14B, U14A, U16B and 18+A,” says a

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The Ottawa Nationals Elite men’s broomball team won the national championship in Saskatchewan on Nov. 1, including Arnprior’s Jamie Dewar centre (holding the ball). SUBMITTED PHOTO

Ottawa Nationals are world broomball champs The Ottawa Nationals Elite men’s broomball team captured the 25th anniversary world broomball championship, going undefeated in nine straight games. The championship commenced Nov. 1 and culminated in a 2-1 nail biter against local Saskatchewan favourite, Bruno Axemen. Bruno and the Nationals met in the roundrobin and fittingly played to a 2-2 tie. In both games the Nationals jumped out to 2-0 leads, but in the final managed to finish the deal, receiving markers from Kyle Killeen and Joey Kealey, but not before some very intense closing moments.




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While the roundrobin featured some blow outs, the semi-final was anything but as the Nationals came from two goals down late in the game to unseat Odessa Renagades, another crowd favourite from Saskatchewan. In this one, power play goals put the Renegades in front by two with four minutes remaining. From here, the Nationals youth core took over with Kyle Killeen from Jeremiah Weideman starting it off with three minutes on the clock. With one minute to go Joey Kealey tied up from Jeremiah Wiedeman and Weideman finished off on the power play from Joey Kealey, 15 minutes into overtime. Over the event the Nationals outscored the opposition 56–5 with strong goaltending from Per Luc Sauve and Buddy White Brown. The Nationals local contingent featured captain, Jamie Dewar of Arnprior, Dan Nash and Garry Charlebois from Carp, Ben Kealey, Joey Kealey, Kyle Killeen, Buddy White Brown and Coach Kevin Kealey all from Almonte, Chad Henderson from Ashton and Coach Rob Munro from Lanark. Additional roster players were Per Luc Sauve, Joey Hillis and Coach Steve Norman from East of Ottawa along with Western Ontario’s Jordan and Jeremiah Weideman, Christian Beasse, Dallas Ouellette, Rob Christie, Cody Baumer, Scott Aiken, Justin Lippert and Rob Archambeault. In this event someone always stands out a bit above the others and in this instance it was Joey Kealey with his 20 points and numerous key goals, and was named first team all star and tournament MVP. The Ottawa Nationals now close out a year where they captured the inaugural Canada Cup right here in Arnprior, the Ontario Provincial championship in Cornwall, the Canadian National Championship in Owen Sound and finally the World Championship in Regina, SK. This now places them as the undisputed number one team in the world.


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THANK YOU The family of the late Grace (Blimkie) Warren wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to all neighbours, friends and family for sharing in this hardship with us. Hearing your memories of Mom, your kind words, prayers, compassion and presence helped us through this difficult time. Your flowers were beautiful, the cards and donations and food were all easily accepted. Thank you to the Nursing Staff 2nd floor at the Victoria Hospital, The Heart Institute, and the Montford in Ottawa for their care and compassion given to Mom and the family. Also thank you to CCAC staff. To Father Brennen, Deacon Don, and St. Francis Church for their professional personal service – thank you. To the Ladies of St. Francis Auxiliary, we applaud you for the well-presented delightful luncheon. Shirley Deacon McPhee, you must know your dedication and friendship for Mom will always be cherished. It meant so much to her to get back in touch with her faith and church and Shirley, you did that for over 20 years. Thanks so much you will always be in our prayers. When our Father died, his sons carried him. When Mom and I talked of her wishes, it was decided to have her grandsons carry her. In their difficult time, they came together and did a good job. So thanks so much Simon and Spencer Warren, Kyle Warren, Brodie and Jessie Warren and Danny Gass. Doug, Vicki, Des, Darcy, Danny, Perry and Debbie

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COLLINS, Frank Earl It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Collins at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus with his loving family present. He was 80 years old. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Pastway) Collins. Devoted father of Debbie (Brent) Clouthier, Heather (Ted) Poirier and Shelley (Neil) Gagnon. Frank will be forever missed by his grandchildren James, Camil, Nicolas, Jessica and Justin and his 5 great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by sisters Gwen(Terry) Latendresse, Shirley (late Don) Smith, Faye (Bill) Leblanc, Lynda (Dan) Rogers and brothers Bill (Doris) and George (Gail). Predeceased by Jean, Gary, Beatty, and Patsy. Survived by sisters-in-law Leith and Brenda. Visiting at the Horton Community Centre, Horton on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be 1:00 p.m. Donations in Frank’s memory to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Dialysis Unit or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by his family. Condolences or donations may be made at

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At the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa while surrounded by loved ones on Sunday evening, November 27th, 2016; Theodore Arthur “Art” Tripp of Arnprior passed away at the age of 61. Former husband of Karen (nee Ridgway). Dearly loved “Dad” of Stephanie Murdoch (Craig) of Brighton, Ontario; Becky Walker (Jesse) of Arnprior and Angela Kennedy (Todd) of Braeside. Cherished “Grampa Tripp” of Kaylie, Evan, Grace, Anna and Travis. Dear brother of Beth Fraser (Bruce) of White Lake; Phyllis Proulx (late Raymond) of White Lake; Walter (Theresa) of Perdue, Saskatchewan; Garry (Erin) of Ottawa; Mark (Rachel) of Hopetown; Leigh Devine (Tim) of Napanee and Percy of Pakenham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents: Theodore and Dorothy (nee Trafford) Tripp as well as 2 brothers: Clifford and Sam. Friends were invited to join Art’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, November 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. In memory of Art, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation. Condolences/Donations


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I would like to thank all my family and friends who came out to my 80th birthday celebration. I appreciate everyone taking the time to help make the day so enjoyable and memorable for me. I really enjoyed talking to everyone and sharing memories. Thank you for all the cards and gifts. A special thank you to my children, Bonnie and Brian, Maxine and Jeff and Scott and Paula for the planning and work to make it all possible. Also, a thank you to all my grandchildren for being there and making the day extra special. Lovingly Annabelle Smith (Logan)

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Retired Butcher with over 30 years experience at Dominion Store 53 year member of the Arnprior Golf Club With family by his side, Clarence passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Civic Hospital Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Clarence Barr of Arnprior in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marlene (Caruso) for 60 years. Son of the late Cecil and Margaret Barr. Loving father and “Poppa” of Michael (Beth); David; Lisa and her children, Adam and Vanessa; Kelly Bourbonnais (Andre) and their children, Paul and Kate. Predeceased by his son Jeffrey (2009). Loving brother of Iva Thorning (late Gerald), Charlie (Lynne), Joan Wallace (Gordie), Heather Latendresse (late Richard) and George Barr. Brother-in-law of Jack Roworth (late Betty). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Keeping with Clarence’s wishes a private family burial service will take place at Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. A Celebration of his Life Reception will take place Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Arnprior Legion, 49 Daniel Street N., Arnprior from 12:30-2:30 p.m. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation-Civic I.C.U. would be appreciated by his family. Condolences / Tributes / Donations at


(Well known Ottawa Valley Entrepreneur) It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Gord Amos of Arnprior passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, November 22nd, 2016. He was 81. Beloved husband Betty (nee Smith). Also survived by his former wife and good friend, Holly Amos of Renfrew. Dearly loved and proud “Dad” of Gail Laird (Gordon) of Renfrew; Cathy Amos (Brad Dawe) of Brampton; Mark Amos (France Lebel) of Fort McMurray; Tim Burnette (Valerie Parsons) of White Lake, Jeff Burnette (Greer) of Arnprior and Shelley Reid (Tom) of Calabogie. Cherished “Grandpa” and “Poppa” of Tonya, Tara, Travis, Tatiana, Mark, Vanessa, Heather, Miranda, Thomas, Daniel, Tegan, Cooper and “Great-Grandpa” of Emily, Alex, Liam, Ayla and Aydin. Dear brother of Shirley Lowin (Robert) of Fergus, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents: Lionel and Ida (nee Ferguson) Amos; his brother, Alex Amos; a sister, Joanie Willis (late Les) and his brother-in-law, Robert Smith (Velma of Arnprior). Gord will be fondly remembered by his “inlaws”: Don Smith (late Mary) of Lower Sackville, N.S., Nancy Tessier (Chris Mandin) of Arnprior, Penny Curnock (Bill) of White Lake, Wendy VanDusen of Almonte and Terry Smith (Carleen) of Bassano, Alberta. Also survived and greatly appreciated by so many good friends and acquaintances. Friends were invited to join Gord’s family during visitation at the Pilon family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Gord was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, November 26th at 11 o’clock. In memory of Gord, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Webcast

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(nee Cybulski) Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bonnechere Manor on Friday November 25th, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Dombroskie and the late Dominic Yolkowskie. Loving Mother of Doreen (Andrew Brisebois), Clarence (Caroline), Catherine (late Jack Pallen), Sylvester (Debbie), Leonard (Candy). Predeceased by her son Harvey (late Karen) and her great-grandson Tristan Pallen and her great grand-daughter Tina Pilon. Proud grandma of her many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Isabel was the last surviving child of 13 of the late Peter and Barbara Cybulski. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Goulet Funeral Home, 310 Argyle St. S, Renfrew on Monday November 28th from 2-4,7-9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Renfrew on Tuesday November 29th at 10:00. Donations in Isabel’s memory may be made to the Bonnechere Manor, Pinnacle Wing. Online condolences/donations may be made at Online condolences/donations:



Peacefully in Fairview Manor, Almonte on November 26, 2016. Georges Normand of Blakeney, age 76 years. Beloved father of Stacey & Brent Normand. Especially remembered by Brenda (Don Drynan). Loved grandpa of Hailey Ladouceur and Susan & Heidi Normand. Predeceased by 2 sisters Lucille (Rheal) & Patricia (Brian). Also survived by several nieces & nephews. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 For those who may choose to honour Georges with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Very special thank you to all the wonderful caring staff at the Almonte Fairview Manor for their exceptional care shown over his numerous years there. Condolences & Tributes:




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When a basic coat of snowy white provides a background this time of year we have a joyous experience of colour. Many andBig kudos to Diana Wakely of how the against season brings out theMaple art- Leafs, Montreal STAFF game the Toronto Join Bigthanks Brothers Sisters of Renfrew CountyThink for home for writing for many years. Dianahelping ist into most everyoneor with decorating, house Canadians thetree Edmonton Oilers. our annual this Curlcolumn for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser is instrumental in The Art mentoring Guild, Artprograms. trimming, present wrapping, cooking, even It was a battle of the first and secParticipants will receive a and complimentary lunch and benefit at risk youth in Renfrew through our in the Park in July, and with the volunteer art just appreciating the heightened sense of design ond place teams of the Richardson will be entered to win some fantastic prizes. This year Curl for Kids’ Sake will as take place and at the program at Bonnechere Manor as well being colour. Division of the Central Canada Tier Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St. on Sunday, Dec. 4. you are around town Christmas REGISTERshopan artist herself. While 2 Hockey League on Nov. 27. Participants are asked a minimum Well, Christmas seasontoisraise approaching andof $100 ping in you may see forget: rotatingSunday, displaysDec. of artwork But the Arnprior Packers let in Don’t 4 at Arnprior Curling pledges, where proceeds will go directly to benefitting we will find ourselves participating in the many done by Club:15 guild members J.S.Arnprior, Wilson Financial three unanswered, shorthanded goals Galvinat St., K7S 3H6 mentoring programs in Renfrew ritual activities associated withCounty. this colour- Management, Tea your Room,team, The Flower To The register please Faccontact Danielle Saul in the second period, to lose to the fulFor time of $100 Theraise, Victorians, givingto win tory, Thevia Vintage Coffee and Tea, Chaneach you willwhile be entered dinemail Kettle or via Richmond Royals 3-1 on the road. us many of inthe socialand observances sa- Senators to and Co., and613-247-4776 A Sense of Country Tyler Ollson was the only Packer phone ext. well as ner for two Kanata tickets to of an this Ottawa SUBMITTED cred season such as turkeys, trees, crackers and the Renfrew Library. cards, also resurrected the use of red and green There is no December meeting of The Guild DEADLINE: from Celtic times. The use of mistletoe and hol- as we are having our Christmas Party, but we ly, plants which bear their white and red fruit welcome all budding artists to our next meeting On Nov. 26, Diana Wakely, left, helped in winter, have had seasonal associations since on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. An- Jill Alexander get the Renfrew Metro windows all set for the season. Alexancient times. drews’ church (Quarry Avenue entrance). In our age nearly any colour can become We are an open and supportive bunch who ander drew inspiration from the ginpart of the seasonal palette in outdoor light- would love to see you grow in your chosen me- gerbread kits for sale inside the store. ing, wrapping paper, bobbles and bows, store dia. Above is a small section of the paintdisplays, and Christmas trees...even pink ones! Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. ing. CHRIS MUSSETT

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Pet Pics with Santa in Arnprior Dec. 10-11 You can support a good cause and get a special holiday keepsake at the same time. Mark your calendars for the Arnprior & District Humane Society’s annual ‘Pet Pics with Santa.’ Santa will be at 236 Madawaska, Suite 102 (next to Rona) Dec. 10-11 for pictures with your pet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Children and families are also welcome to get their picture taken with Santa. “We will be offering prints as well as digital copies to easily share with family and friends via email and social media. Digital copy will cost $10, prints $15, digital + print $20,” says a press release.

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‘Twas the month before Christmas, time for pet owners to shop for their fur buddies IAN STUPP

‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the place Mommy and Daddy had egg on their face. While all of their neighbours shopped back in September Mommy and Daddy just now remembered. So get off your butts and head to the shops To buy gifts for all of your dogs, cats, kittens and pups. We all wait until the last minute and then run out and try and buy that perfect gift for that special someone. There are some great pet gifts out there and some come with price tags to rival the electronic gifts your kids will want for the holidays. Let me help you with a few suggestions. Buy a toy that will not only last but also

stimulate. There are balls and other contraptions that you can stuff with treats such as cookies, peanut butter or cheese. Watch your dog go crazy trying to get those luscious treats out from within those toys. Rawhide, pig ears and hooves are fun; however, they smell when they get moist from chewing and too many can make your pet throw up. I prefer to be around when my dogs are playing with rawhide since rawhide is not a treat I like to give unsupervised. Be careful not to give them a toy that has a bell that can break off and be swallowed. Toys that are stuffed with a squeaker in them are ok. Just make sure they don’t remove the squeaker and swallow it. Always inspect the toy and make sure that the squeaker is intact. There are a host of simulated bones made

from nylon called nylabone flavoured in beef or chicken and come in all shapes and sizes. They even sell bones that act like dental floss. These bones clean the teeth and stimulate the gums as they chew. Maybe they should make a product like that for us! There are beds, blankets and pillows made of faux fur in all shapes and sizes to keep your pet comfy on those long cold winter nights as well as boots, coats and sweaters. There are feeders, bowls, cages, crates, dog houses and kennels. You can also give them the gift of jewelry with bling collars and leashes. Cats will love toys that are stuffed with catnip. There are all kinds of scratching posts and cat furniture for them to climb on, sleep on, scratch and enjoy. Battery powered mice to drive them crazy and feather teasers to keep them busy. Small birds to large parrots would enjoy

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Obesity in pets is a big problem Cuddling up on the couch with your pudgy Angora cat feels nice and cozy, doesn’t it? But it’s time for you to remedy the problem if her stomach skims the floor at every step and if she has difficulty climbing stairs. NO TRIVIAL PHENOMENON Veterinarians consider pet obesity to be an illness. Just as in humans, animal obesity is the result of overeating and a lack of physical activity. Unfortunately, this condition is not usually taken seriously, which is a big mistake. The effects of obesity on your pet’s health can be numerous: osteoarthritis, diabetes, breathing difficulties, etc. Moreover, sores can sometimes form in the folds of their skin; if the sores get infected, they can cause a great deal of pain. A GREAT SOURCE OF ADVICE A veterinarian is your best ally when trying to remedy the problem of your pet’s obesity. The vet will establish a detailed plan to help you get your pet

cage accessories like food and water dishes and perches and ladders. Toys come in all shapes and sizes and in a variety of materials, such as wood, plastic, metal, cord, denim and leather. If you’re not sure what to get your pet or a pet lover on your gift list then try a gift certificate for a day at the spa (for the pet not the owner) or a gift certificate from a local pet store. Just remember to have fun! Shopping for a pet or pet lover should be just as much fun as for the human gifts you’ll be buying. I bet you never got a wet kiss from a human as thanks for purchasing that special gift. Best of all, your pet won’t be in the return line at the local pet store after the holidays. Merry month before Christmas and a happy gift shopping to all. Ian owns and operates Wags & Whiskers Pet Grooming and Puppy Kindergarten at 118 John St. North, Arnprior. For comments or suggestions Stupp can be reached at 613-623-6200 or wagswhiskers@hotmail. com

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What dental care does my dog need? Poor dental hygiene in dogs can lead to diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis — not to mention bad breath — just as it does in humans. To protect your dog’s oral health, you should brush his teeth on a daily basis. When you begin this type of routine, it’s important to go slowly. First, get your pet accustomed to having its nose and teeth touched; let it taste the pet-specific

toothpaste and brush only the front teeth in the beginning. Day by day, and at your dog’s pace, spend a bit more time with the cleaning until you’re able to brush all the teeth. It’s only necessary to brush the outer surfaces. Remember to reward your pet after each session. A healthy diet can also help prevent oral disease, and chewing on rawhide strips helps remove tartar. Visit the veterinarian at least once a year for an oral examination that includes a cleaning, descaling and X-rays when necessary. Talk to your veterinarian for more information about keeping your pet’s mouth healthy.


Should you have your pet spayed or neutered?

It hurts just to say those words. Yet, apart from controlling the stray animal population, there are many more advantages than disadvantages involved in the spaying or neutering of cats and dogs.



Male puppies should be neutered between the age of six and eight months, while the spaying of females is recommended between six and seven months. These operations result in puppies being healthier, more affectionate, and more attentive but also less inclined to fight and run away. What’s more, they will be at less risk of contracting certain infections and diseases.

There are many more advantages than disadvantages involved in the spaying or neutering of cats and dogs.

These advantages also apply to kittens, which should be spayed between four and six months of age or neutered between seven and nine months. After this is done, females are more playful, less anxious, and are better protected against certain diseases and tumours. For males, which have a tendency to mark their territory with urine, the surgery alleviates or even eliminates this disagreeable behaviour. They will also tend

less to stray, fight with other cats, or even mate. Generally speaking, they will also be more obedient, gentler, and healthier after the surgery. The down side is that both cats and dogs are at risk of becoming obese due to hormonal changes and a more sedentary lifestyle. Pet owners must be aware of this danger and exercise their animals on a regular basis.





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A black cat brings luck Who doesn’t remember their first pet? Like the first day of kindergarten or losing a first tooth, our four-footed friends occupy an important place in childhood memories. I clearly remember that summer morning when I noticed a pure black scrawny kitten prowling close to our house. We all fell in love with this little creature and adopting her was a spontaneous decision. We called our new cat Lady, and she gradually grew comfortable in our home and allowed us to cuddle her. She was soon returning our affection a hundredfold. Lady was part of the family: she was at my side for much of my childhood. I remem-

ber the days when, coming home from school, she was waiting for me patiently on the front porch. Or the evenings she spent lying near the fireplace while I read. I will never forget the way her jet black coat gleamed in the sunshine to the rhythm of her breathing. Lady was an affectionate cat that saw me grow up over the years and stayed close to me during good times and bad. If that cat could have spoken she would have had a lot of things to tell! The day she came to us was the beginning of a wonderful story. Even today, I think of Lady as a gift from heaven.

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Could a miniature pig be the perfect pet for you? They sleep a lot and use litter boxes like cats, but love to interact with human beings just like dogs. This is how to best describe miniature pigs, hypoallergenic domestic animals that are always happy and have loveable personalities. Taking on the responsibility of adopting this type of animal, also called a micro pig, should be well planned. The first days in your home are crucial in gaining the trust of this pet that has a remarkable intellect and prodigious memory. Even though the dry food designed expressly for this breed of animal will remain its main source of food, your pet will also love fruits and vegetables and enjoy being treated to sugary cereals. But beware: this sociable, curious little animal can quickly become obese if you do not control its portions. To help it maintain a healthy weight, it needs to exercise. Just like a dog, a miniature pig can learn to walk on a leash and adores taking mud baths. But be careful of the sun! A micro pig’s sensi-

tive skin must be protected with sunscreen before every outing. CAUTION When a miniature pig reaches maturity, it weighs between 35 and 70 pounds, which is the weight of a medium-sized dog. If you want to have a micro pig as a pet, be careful not to end up with a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig that will reach 100 to 120 pounds at maturity. Make sure you deal with a professional breeder with whom you will sign a contract and receive a guarantee of health.

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MFNC explores little-known ties that bound Newfoundland’s extinct Beothuk and Great Auk KAREN RUNTZ


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Cartoonlike in its proportions and gait, with webbed feet, short legs, stubby wings and a ribbed, hooked beak nearly the size of its head, the penguin-like Great Auk and its demise are, sadly, no laughing matter. The Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club will explore ‘The Extinct Auk and Beothuk Linked in Time and Spirit’ at their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St. in Arnprior. Cost to attend meetings (and presentations) is free for club members and $5 for guests. Clad in “permanent evening wear,” these now-extinct flightless birds (Great Auks) were escorted by the hundreds if not thousands off Funk Island, a small granite outcrop 50 km off the northeast Newfoundland coast, and other such rocky islands on the North Atlantic, into foreign boats and slaughtered to replenish the crew’s meat supplies. The Great Auk’s ultimate demise in the mid-1800s, however, was due to its mass killing for down to warm the crews during harsh Newfoundland winters. Foreign contact also hurt the now-extinct indigenous inhabitants of Newfoundland,

LCBO raises funds for CHEO Starting on Nov. 27, the public can help support CHEO by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for CHEO will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until De. 31. This year funds from the LCBO’s Giving Back in our Community Campaign will support a number of initiatives at CHEO including the upgrade of the hospital’s fleet of patient monitors. These monitors are used every day, by every patient and measure patients’ temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. This vital information is fed back to the central nursing stations along with ongoing updates about the patient’s condition. This is just one example of necessary equipment upgrades that LCBO’s Giving Back in our Community Campaign supports. “Our partnership with LCBO is one that we are extremely thankful for. The combined dedication between LCBO staff and the customers they serve makes a huge difference in the lives of the children and youth who need CHEO,” says Kevin Keohane, president and CEO of the CHEO Foundation. “Their efforts and generosity are greatly appreciated.”

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the Beothuk. It is believed that the arrival of European settlers reduced their access to the coastal areas, cutting them off from food resources such as salmon and seal, and exposing them to diseases that took a toll on the already small and dwindling population, estimated at between 500 to 700 people at the time of the Great Auks. And — here’s the intriguing part — the Beothuk also visited Funk Island and its auks on annual pilgrimages tied to their afterlife. That connection holds special meaning for Bill Montevecchi, a University Research Professor in the Psychology, Biology

and Ocean Sciences departments at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His talk at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club will explore the co-occurrences of the extinct flightless bird and the extinct indigenous people who have captured his imagination since he first set foot on Funk Island 40 years ago and has been returning every year since. The story that connects the Beothuk and the Great Auks is a fascinating one. Don’t miss it! For more background see the details at > events. Find more information on the club and its activities at

By Cheryl Gallant, MP

November 2016

Disrespecting Our Closest Trading Partner As Canada’s National Government, the Conservative Party knew one of our first responsibilities was to maintain a respectful relationship with our largest trading partner, the United States. Our country’s prosperity is generated through trade. One in five Canadian jobs count on exports. Ninety per cent of Canadian farmers depend upon world markets when pricing and selling their products. Rule number one is you do not meddle in the internal politics of another country. The decision by the TrudeauWynne party to closely associate with the failed Presidential campaign of Hilary Clinton puts the economic prosperity of Canada at risk, especially since the American people have democratically elected her political opponent as President of the United States. Reports during the American election revealed the TrudeauWynne Liberals involved the Clinton campaign in their “cash-for-access” fundraisers. Cash or Payfor-Access fundraisers are under investigation in Canada by the Federal Lobbying Commissioner. Pay-for-access is where theTrudeauWynne liberals charge for large donations from wealthy lobbyists and other special interests for privileged access to high ranking Cabinet members. The TrudeauWynne party put out fundraising letters trawling for donations from wealthy would-be donors disrespecting the American President-Elect with a negative message. Before the last federal election, American “advisors” from Clinton’s party were active in Canada. Trudeau’s closest advisors openly bragged about their close ties with the party that just lost the American election.

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This does not go unnoticed in Washington. The President-elect will be fully briefed about Canada’s new immigration and marijuana policies, as well as our deteriorating finances thanks to out-of-control, bad spending. He will be well-briefed on the close political ties between the out-going President and Trudeau and his failure to protect Canadian jobs in the softwood lumber industry, and to secure new markets for Canadian energy by building modern infrastructure. If the TrudeauWynne party is serious about protecting Canadian jobs, its first act must be to recall the party bagman it named as Canadian Ambassador.


Keeping the channels open between the White House and Ottawa and the border open between Canada and the United States is too important to leave to an amateur tainted by an association with the failed provincial government of Dalton McGuinty. The economic prosperity of Canada is at risk.




As Prime Minister, Stephen Harper nominated a former provincial premier of a different political party to the diplomatic post in Washington. He understood how important it is to be respectful when making such an important appointment. Too many jobs are at stake to succumb to the party cronyism that is prevalent in Ottawa today. Ottawa needs to act quickly and replace the partisan lobbyist inWashington before relations with are largest trading partner are damaged worse than they are.


As your Federal Member of Parliament, I am pleased to represent you on a variety of issues. Whether that issue is promoting agriculture, international trade, Canadian Unity, AECL, CNL, the military or jobs in the working forest, I am here to serve you! As always, if you have any concerns of a federal nature, or just want to share your views with me, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Office contact Information: Constituency Office of Cheryl Gallant, MP, 84 Isabella St., Pembroke On. K8A 5S5 or call 732-4404. There is no postage required when you write your Federal Member of Parliament.

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Holiday spirit Little Savanna Wing gets a high five from Santa Claus himself at Pakenham Public School Nov. 26 as part of the Pakenham Country Christmas festivities. In addition to a craft sale and children’s activities at the school, events were held throughout the village to kick-off the holiday season.


Arnprior Public Library

Pop the cork and throw the confetti! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we’re ready for a Black and White Fundraising Gala in the ambiance of our beautiful library. It’s the library’s first major event now that the moveable shelving project has been completed. For those who haven’t seen the library transformed for some of our recent concerts, we know you’ll be amazed. There will be room for 150 guests to mingle and enjoy some fine food. Dance the night away to the live music of The Heartbeats - a 50s, 60s jump and jive band; food will be served by Riley’s Catering; there will be a cash bar including our own signature cocktail; professional portraits and loads more. The scene will be set with some beautiful lighting, table linens and each table will feature a unique literary theme. There will be quieter conversation areas downstairs at the fireplace, door prizes and we’ll be live streaming the World Juniors Hockey game

too. What a way to welcome 2017! Limited tickets are only $60 and available now at the library or online at Proceeds from this event will be funneled back into cultural programming at the library. Plans for 2017 include an acoustic concert in February by Sean McCann, formerly of Great Big Sea; participation in the National Canadian Film Day – the largest one day film festival in the world - on April 19; new adult programs such as cooking classes/demonstrations, learn to paint sessions, author visits and so much more. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with all the news at your library.


Bake, craft sale Dec. 3 at St. Andrew’s Arnprior St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church hosts the annual Christmas Bake and Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. “At the sale there will be many unique homemade Christmas crafts for that someone special on your list. You can be sure that the Christmas bake table will not disappoint with an abundance of homemade good-

ies and preserves to choose from and stroke off your to-do-list,” says an event press release. “Also come for a chance to win one of our fabulous Christmas baskets. “ Why not stay for lunch? Soup, bun and dessert will be served for just $7.   “Coming up Dec. 18 at 2.30 p.m.

plan to join us for an afternoon of singing some of your favourite Christmas Carols and feel the spirit of Christmas,” says the release. “Everyone is welcome, so see you on Dec. 3 for our sale and on the 18 for our sing-a-long.” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian is located at 80 Daniel St. North in Arnprior.

If you have been a patient at the hospital, you may receive a questionnaire about your experience in our care. We need to hear from you to improve the quality of care. Please take the time to complete the survey and mail it back to National Research Corporation. Thank you. Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, December 1, 2016 43

CLUES ACROSS mathematician 1. No (Scottish) 44. Capital city of Buenos 4. Heroic tales Aires province 9. A way to tend 46. Snouts 14. Not or 49. Of I 15. Where rockers play 50. Swiss river 16. Dutch name for Ypres 51. Perplexes 17. Ingested 55. Made angry 18. A resident of California 58. Precious stone 20. Unfounded rumor 59. Type of envelope 22. Oats 60. One who believes in 23. Type of women’s coat reason and knowledge 24. Life forms 64. Monitors brain activity 28. Every (abbr.) 29. Alternating current 65. Get _ ___ of 30. Withered 66. Actress Zellweger 31. “Gymnopedies” composer 67. Spinal muscular atrophy 33. Plate glasses (abbr.) 37. Muscial artist __ DeBarge 68. “Inferno” author 38. Before 69. Puts together in time 39. Arrange in steps of size 70. Silvery-white metal 41. Electron cloud model 42. Morning 43. Leonard __, famed Swiss

CLUES DOWN 1. Civil Rights group 2. Early Slavic society 3. Mammals that lack incisors and canines 4. Blasphemy 5. Israeli city 6. Put this in your hair 7. Black tropical American cuckoo 8. Month in the Islamic calendar 9. Begets 10. Court game 11. Painkiller 12. New Zealand parrot 13. Suffix 19. Egg cells 21. Another name for Thor 24. About pontiff 25. The academic world 26. Raise 27. Civil rights city in Alabama

31. Encompasses 32. Helmet 34. Nostrils 35. Lovable Spielberg alien 36. Divides 40. Ruthenium 41. Preceding all others in time 45. Past participle of lie 47. Fastener 48. Overindulged 52. Ancient lyric poem 53. Ardent supporter 54. Iranian village and Islamic pilgrim attire 56. A fragrant resin obtained from tropical trees 57. Semitic fertility god 59. Millisecond 60. Cool! 61. “Take on Me” singers 62. ESPN sportscaster Bob 63. Accommodating place

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, exchange heartfelt words with someone who could benefit from a pick-me-up. This might change this person’s entire perspective and greatly improve his or her week. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have the right to speak up if someone demands more of you this week than you can possibly deliver. This person might just need to be reminded you can’t do it all. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, patience has gotten you very far, but you may have to make your moment happen in the coming week. Seek the support of friends when making your next move. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Things that may seem obvious on the surface actually have much more depth than you’d first imagined, Cancer. You may need to explore a little bit more. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you find yourself facing some resistance, you may need to use a Here’s How It Works: different tactic. What you have been doing isn’t working as you’d have hoped, but it can be fixed. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, do not lose your cool when met with an emotionally charged clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! situation. Instead, pull back and assess the situation from afar. This could shed light on a new way to proceed.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, facing one of your biggest obstacles this week will not be an easy task. However, with a support team behind you, you can overcome this obstacle. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may match wits with someone who shares your stubbornness. But this is a battle that will come out with no winner. Embrace compromise instead. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 An interesting turn of events shifts your focus from one of your goals to another, Sagittarius. This may be a time of great change, so expect the unexpected at every turn. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you feel stretched to your limits, start delegating some of your work to others. It isn’t a sign of giving up, but rather an indication of your ability to manage. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Conversations with a spouse or loved one can expand your way of thinking, Aquarius. This fresh perspective may be just what you need to see goals through to completion. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things within the realm of your relationships may be in flux, but you must take control and figure out how to proceed.

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Generous ‘aunt’ left Mary and family all warm and fuzzy a Saturday morning was fine with me. Setting aside the piles of cut felt, she took a ball of red wool and a big darning needle out of another pocket, laid one of the flat pieces on top of one of the shapes of my feet, and began to blanket-stitch the two pieces together. And right before my very eyes, and before could say “Jack Robinson”, Aunt Bertha had created what I knew was going to be a pair of slippers to wear over our stocking feet to help ward off the drafts of the cold floors. “Now, Mabel, Audrey can do the rest. All she has to do is blanket-stitch those matching pieces together, and everyone will have a pair to wear when they take their gum rubbers and boots off at night.” And she was gone. Out the door, into the cutter, and across the 20-acre field and home. Well, Audrey was as excited as I was, and she spent the entire afternoon, sewing the felt pieces together so that by the time supper was over, and we were into the evening, everyone had a pair of blanket-stitched felt slippers to put on over their wool socks. Everyone, that is, except Father,

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories

Mother and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table over a pot of green tea and oatmeal cookies. Being a Saturday, I was home from school, and as always was delighted when someone came to pay a visit. Although she wasn’t an aunt, we called her aunt, because it was considered very bad manners for any child to call an adult by her first name. She came across the 20-acre field in the horse and cutter and had a bag with her that looked to be crammed full with material in a very dark green colour. Mother seemed to be as curious as I was, but then Aunt Bertha was always trying to help her become a good farm wife, and she no doubt had another idea to help Mother along. She took the big wad of green out of the bag, and spread it out on the kitchen table. She was telling Mother about keeping our feet warm. This sounded great to me, because our old log house had no foundation, and our feet froze on the cold floors. Aunt Bertha ordered me to stand up on top of the table, right at the edge where the green material was placed, and I was in my stockings, with a pair of my father’s wool socks over them. Aunt Bertha ripped the wool sock off, and without further ado, took a pair of scissors out of her pocket and began cutting the material, which she called felt, just slightly larger 290 DANIEL ST. S., ARNPRIOR than the shape of my feet. She helped me off the table, and cut two longer pieces and set them aside. She sent Mother for shoes belonging to everyone in the house, and did the same When you spend $200 or more storewide thing with them: cutting their shapes out of the felt, and match* ing them with the strips. I had no idea *See inside back page for details. what she was doOffer expires on December 29, 2016. ing, but anything that added a bit of excitement on 375 DANIEL ST. S., ARNPRIOR


who went into his usual ranting about “living on this here farm for my entire life...a farm that has been in our name for more than 100 years, and we never had to put any danged pieces of felt sewn together to keep our feet warm before. So don’t expect me to start now.” Well, the rest of the family put the felt slippers on, praising Aunt Bertha for her brilliant idea, and giving Mother the felt, and not asking for any money either. “Wonderful neighbour...just wonderful,” Mother kept saying. I couldn’t ever remember of having such warm feet on a cold winter’s night. And wearing our wool socks inside, kept the slippers from sliding off too. As usual, Father was in his rocking chair beside the Findlay Oval, with his stockinged feet on a cushion on the opened oven door, and it wasn’t long until we could hear soft snores, see his pipe come to rest on his chest, and the Ottawa Farm Journal slip to the floor. When Father fell asleep, Mother said only an explosion would waken him up. We were all deadly silent, as we saw

Emerson take the slippers made for like the rest of us, they went on over Father and quietly tiptoe over to the his work socks when his boots came stove, and as gentle as a lamb, ease off. Like she did many times over, Aunt one foot and then the other, into the Bertha was there to help ease Mother into life on a farm, and to give a lendfelt slippers. When Father finally wakened, he ing hand whenever it was needed. looked down at his feet, wiggled v them around a bit, saw the felt slippers and slowly got out of the rocker. He went to stoke the FindThis holiday season, lay Oval, poured himself a cup of visit our floral department green tea from the pot that sat for all decorating and continuously on the back of gift giving needs stove and was still wearing them when he headed into the bedroom. He would never 375 Daniel St. S Arnprior admit the slippers were a good idea, but every night,




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

• December 1,2,8,9,15,16

First time ever and just in time for Christmas the Opportunity Shop will be opening until 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 ,2, 8 ,9, 15 and 16. Watch for special, surprise sales between 4 and 6 p.m. on these days. So, Happy Shopping! Arnprior Villa, 15 Arthur St., will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The Celebration will take place from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by Rick Leben. Please RSVP to Brittany Harris at 613-623-0414.

• December 3

Annual Christmas Bake and Craft

Sale at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel St. N. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come and purchase your homemade Christmas gifts, baked goods along with the chance to win one of our many Christmas baskets. Plan to stay for lunch and enjoy homemade soup, buns, dessert, coffee and tea for only $7. Arnprior Lionettes’ Bake Sale,Saturday 10 a.m.-noon at the Arnprior Public Library. The sale will include a Cookie Walk. See you there. The White Lake Women’s Institute invite you on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to a Christmas Market and Open House. Lots of Christmas vendors, fresh wreaths and more. Also - Bargain Basement is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. all year! Art Tree Gallery viewing is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preview the Canada 150 Project. All at the WLWI Hall at 7 John Box St., Burnstown Rd, White Lake Village, 10 minutes from Highway 417, straight on White Lake Road to the village. Merry Christmas. For more

trymen, Dan Paul Rogers, Steve Agnew, Marleen Fawcett, and more. L’Arche Arnprior sponsors a sale of Donations of $20 or more to Arnprione-of-a-kind Christmas items and or Humane Society eligible for a tax receipt. Pledges can be made the day homemade baking and preserves each year at The Kirkman Bed and of the event via telephone (613 4329873 or 1-888-532-9870). Sponsored Breakfast, 294 John Street North, Arnprior. Come on out to the Gifts by Ontario Power Generation. of Light Christmas Gift and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The • December 4 wares of local vendors are also The Arnprior Army Cadets are featured in this gracious old home, fundraising to go to Vimy Ridge in which has been beautifully decorat- April 2017 for the 100th annivered for the season. L’Arche holds our sary. We will be hosting a Christmas sale at this time of year in celebraBazaar at the Arnprior Legion on 10 tion of the International Day of Per- a.m. - 3 p.m. We will have different sons with Disabilities on December vendors for all needs. For more info 3. Please do join us at this festive please email info@2360armycadets. season to enjoy this lovely venue, ca . browse our offerings and find a few items to brighten your holidays! The December Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, December 4, Arnprior Humane Society selected at 1 p.m. at The Superior Restaurant as one of two recipients for Valley in Almonte. For more info contact Heritage Radio’s Holly Jolly Radio- Pat at (613) 622-5693 or Johanna at thon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Valley Heritage (613) 432-7622. Radio personalities will be on the air accepting pledges. All are welcome The Arnprior Community Choir, to attend the open house and enjoy under the direction of its founder live music, 3009 Burnstown Road. Lisa Webber, will present its concert Featuring musical guests, The Coun- Sing Noel at 2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Drive West This fall, the Arnprior Community Choir has 80 members and enjoys creating wonderful choral $3,000 in TAX CREDITS music together. Tickets, which are Ends December 31st, 2016 available at the Arnprior Book Shop, 152 John St. N., are $18 for adults ($20 at the door) and $10 for children 12 and under. Check out the choir’s website,, for more details. information call 613-804-2776.

• December 5

The Arnprior Agricultural Society’s Annual General Meeting is Monday, 7 p.m. at Kenwood Center, 16 Edward Street South Suite 110

• December 6

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In honour of all women who are living with or have lost their lives to domestic violence, Bernadette McCann House will host its annual December 6th Vigil. The candlelight vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall, Pembroke. Roses will be laid by various community members to create a Garden of Hope. All are invited to gather on Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Vigil will be followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to write on a memory board. For more information please contact Bernadette McCann House at 613-7327776 or visit

• December 7

At Island View Suites, 2-3 p.m., celebrate the season at a “Seniors Christmas Tea” with special holiday treats from Chef Wendy!

• December 8

At Island View Suites, 7:30-9 p.m., our annual Holiday musical celebration with the Ottawa Valley Concert Band, presenting all of our holiday favorites. Refreshments to follow. Galetta Community Association 7th Annual Cookie & Square Exchange 7 p.m. sharp held at the G.C.A Community Hall, 119 Darwin Street, Galetta Come on out but you have to bring: 40 cookies and 1 – 9” x 13” pan of squares for the complete exchange or only participate in the cookie exchange and bring 40 cookies or only participate in the square exchange and bring 1- 9” x 13” pan of squares P.S: We’re requesting 40 cookies so you can exchange three dozen (36), have a cookie for the taste test judge, and also enjoy a treat with a cup of coffee or tea at the event! This is going to be a fun evening you won’t want to miss! Please RSVP Before December 6 Contact: Jenn Spratt (613) 623-4846 or Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

• December 10,11

Mark your calendars for the Arnprior & District Humane Society’s Annual “Pet Pics with Santa” at 236 Madawaska, Suite 102 (next to Rona) for pictures with your pet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children and families are also welcome to get their picture taken with Santa. We will be offering prints as well as digital copies to easily share with family and friends via email and social media. Digital copy $10, prints $15, digital + print $20.

• December 11

“Celebrate,” a concert featuring the music of The fiVe woodwind quintet, will be presented on Sunday, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham. Join in with St. Andrew’s choir for a seasonal sing-along. The fiVe will also have their new cd available. Free-will offering. Refreshments.

• December 12

Monday, 12:45-3 p.m.—Open Invitation to all linedancers and “wannabe” dancers let it happen at the “Local Social” at Arnprior’s Nick Smith Centre! Come and close-out the fall-2016 term, plus celebrate the festive season, with Linedancing, and some demos.

Local 613-623-7518, Fax: 613-224-3330,E-mail: Localevents eventsand andhappenings happeningsover overthe thecoming comingweeks weeks— —free freeto tonon-profit non-profitorganizations organizations Fax: Membership Lynne Zander at 613-623-9863. Island View is running a free bus service for seniors on the third Wednesday of each month to a different destination in Ottawa or Renfrew. Departure from IV is at 10 a.m. with return around 2 p.m. Call 613-622-0002 the first day of each month to sign up for one of the 12 seats. Come out to play shuffleboard every Wednesday 2-4 p.m. with The Pakenham Seniors Club # 264 upstairs at the Stewart Community Centre.. Call Anne-613-623-7740

month. It runs from 2-3 p.m. Arnprior Presbyterian Church four-hand euchre, every Thursday, 1-4 p.m., at the church. Admission $5, snack provided. FRIDAYS: A Legion lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burgers $4.50. Open to public. Legion Jam Night is open to the public. Bring an instrument and have some fun.

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THURSDAYS: White Lake Women’s Institute meets at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Knights of Columbus - Bingo, St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, Albert St., Arnprior Starts at 6:45 p.m. TIFFANY LEPACK/METROLAND

Reason for the season Elgin Street Baptist Church had a nativity scene in the Arnprior Santa Claus parade on Nov. 26. On board are Jan and Barb Stachera, Joseph and Mary and an angelic choir and one shepherd: Morgan and Lexi Dean, William Carson and Myla McDonald. Continued from page 46

• December 15

Christmas Luncheon Thursday turkey noodle soup, crusty rolls,traditional tourtiere, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered peas and carrots, old fashioned gingerbread cake with whipped cream. Call Galilee Centre for reservations 613 623 4242 x 21 Seating at 11:30 Cost $17.

• December 18

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel St. N at 2.30 p.m. Plan to join us for an afternoon of singing some of your favourite Christmas Carols and feel the spirit of Christmas. Everyone is welcome.

• December 31

The Arnprior Curling Club will again be hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. $55/ person. 7 p.m. start with dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale Nov 26. Contact Carol Theriault 623-7272 or Gail Gray 623-2292.

WEDNESDAYS: Arnprior Toastmasters Clubs meets at Island View Suites Retirement Center, in the Bar Room on the first floor at 7 p.m.. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Please contact VP


Arnprior Legion bingo starts at 7 p.m. Bridge for all levels every Monday

Lots of Christmas vendors, Fresh Wreaths and more too!

*Bargain Basement open every Sat. 9 am - 2 pm ALL YEAR! *Art Tree Gallery viewing every Sat. 9 am - 2 pm - Preview the Canada 150 Project! ALL AT THE WLWI HALL @ 7 John Box St. @ Burnstown Rd., White Lake Village. 10 minutes from Hwy 417, Straight on White Lake Rd. to Village.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! More info. 613-804-2776

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MONDAYS: Arnprior Civitan Club meetings first and third Mondays of the month. All welcome. Come join Arnprior’s newest community club. The Arnprior Rotary Club meets at PJ Restaurant, 394 Madawaska Blvd, at 7 p.m. New members welcome.


TUESDAYS: Euchre in the Arnprior Legion back hall is from 1 to 4 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday at Island View Suites at 11 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. is a 30 minute low impact exercise classes for seniors. These classes are open to the public.

Arnprior Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday evening with weigh-ins from 5:30 to 6:50 with meetings starting at 7 p.m.


Cooking with Chef Wendy at Island View is the second Thursday of each

night at Island View Suites. 7 p.m. until game end. No charge.

Burnstown art workshops: Adult drawing classes 10-noon. Contact Marlene Schaly or 613-433-3274.

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