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Library braces for major cuts

Jingle bell rockin’ at John XXIII

McNab-Braeside’s $44,000 clawback could led to fewer hours, programs Peter Emon begins second term as county warden. – Pages 16, 17

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A Celt-felt medieval feast. – Page 31

CHRISTMAS

A merry and safe Christmas to all our readers, advertisers and contributors. – Pages 3, 4, 5, 20, 27, 32, 33, 34, 39, 42, 56, 57, 59

Grady Murree, left and Daniel Coady show off their best air guitar performances at the John XXIII Christmas concert Dec. 10. Also pictured are Cooper Burnette, Darcy Murree and Kayden Oberback. Parents are friends were treated to a variety of songs and plays at the school’s annual festive show. For more concert photos from local schools, see pages 49, 50 and 55.

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News – The Arnprior Public Library is prepared to make significant cuts in wake of McNab-Braeside pulling out of the service agreements and leaving a $44,000 hole in its budget. Cuts to staff, services and events were laid out for council’s consideration at Arnprior’s town budget consultation meeting Dec. 11 (for more details about the new hours, see Page 14). Councillors heard from seven delegations at the meeting, many asking for the same level of funding as last year; others such as the library are asking for a roughly cost of inflation – 2.5 per cent – increase. The library board is asking the town for $299,000 to meet its 2014 operating budget of $369,000. To meet the request, chief librarian Karen DeLuca said payroll will be reduced from $324,803 to $299,609. (Comparable libraries in Renfrew and Perth pay $360,260 and $358,100 respectively.) See LIBRARY CUTS Page 21

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Packers to honour referee Sports – The Arnprior Packers will celebrate the life of well-respected local referee John ‘Jake’ Rouleau in a pregame ceremony prior to their Junior B hockey game with the Renfrew Timberwolves this Friday, Dec. 20 at the Nick Smith Centre. Rouleau, who passed away last February, was a longstanding hockey referee in Arnprior where he shared his

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News – Christmas in Arnprior and area will be just a little bit brighter for those less fortunate thanks to the efforts of two area women and their dedicated group of donors and volunteers.

This is the fifth year Tracey Climo and Erica Slater will host a free Dec. 25 Christmas dinner for anyone who would like to attend. Donations are rolling in and volunteers are signing up. “It’s looking really, really good,” said Climo. See CHRISTMAS Page 22

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Doctor recruitment money sought from taxpayers Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

used to the set-up they have and want it maintained. While it is true most new grads want to be part of a family health team – including pharmacists, nurses and psychologists working under one roof – the current system in Arnprior is “deep-rooted and change would be difficult,� she said. On the money front, the committee plans to also ask for money from McNab-Braeside and other nearby municipalities, Arnprior Regional Health, existing physicians, local businesses, and the public. It expects to need $130,000, including $80,000 for physician incentives and support. Stack agreed it costs money to lure doctors. The competition among smaller communities is intense. Renfrew offers cash, but Arnprior is only at the stage of offering office furniture and other in-lieu of cash incentives, it was noted. The 2014 goal is to recruit two family physicians.

ety is asking for almost double the amount in 2014 the town gave it in the past. They would like to go from an allocation of $1.50 per person in town to $2.50 per person. The town provided about $12,000 in 2012, then bumped it up to $15,000 for this year. The town wants to convert to a flat fee rather than the “uncertainty� of a populationbased configuration, said chief administrative officer Michael Wildman. The town isn’t obligated to give any money to the humane society, but Wildman said the service they provide is important and cost-effective. The alternative would not be good, he added.

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News – The loss of nine family doctors over a 10-year span has put tremendous pressure on the local physician recruitment committee. The Arnprior and Area Family Physician Recruitment committee asked town councillors for $25,000 at the pre-budget presentations on Dec. 11. Six other delegations made presentations to council, which will decide funding during upcoming budget talks in January and February. An Arnprior family doctor with 1,000 patients moves to Kanata on Jan. 1. Three others have left this area in the last three years. Two more local doctors will retire in the next two to three years. In the next five to eight years another three will retire. All existing family practices are full and there is a wait list of 1,300, explained committee co-ordinator Lindsay Ziebarth. “We are in dire need of another family physician,� she stressed. A physician joined the team in 2011, and there is a recruitment directory of 38 active

or future prospects. Ziebarth said the committee is “actively talking to� two doctors, and is confident one will be coming early in the new year. Among the 2013 successes is a recently completed three-week locum that costs $16,000 for physician remuneration, accommodations, travel and more. The co-ordinator position, directory and recruitment flyer were created. Local recruitment officials attended a job fair at the University of Ottawa, and work was started on video. The group wants physicians interested in small town “comprehensive� family medicine, with a roster of 900 patients or more, who will offer inpatient hospital and nursing home coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They must also own an independent practice under a Family Health Organization model, with optional ER coverage and surgical assistance. Reeve Walter Stack questioned the requirements, saying most young doctors today are not interested in time-consuming, major practices. Ziebarth said the existing doctors are

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She has also had some correspondence from struggling families who need the support. Representatives will be at her home Dec. 23 to pick up the goods for delivery. Kavanagh, who runs a photography business, said she’s run some fundraisers in the past and this one was really about teaching her four children the true meaning of the season. “It’s something we wanted to do for our children,� she said. “Christmas really, truly is about giving. We are so fortunate and it’s wonderful to be able to help people our kids might go to school with or play hockey with.� The whole project has been a lesson for those involved. “It’s really opened our eyes,� said Kavanagh. “It’s renewed our faith in community and humankind.� To learn more about the efforts, visit the Facebook event Families Helping Families {Arnprior, McNab, Braeside},

 



 

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Kavanagh said she and her family set out to provide dinner for a local family who could use the help. She contacted family members and close friends to help and when she realized there was all kinds of support for the effort, she decided to open it up to the big, wide world of social media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I created the Facebook event and it just exploded,â&#x20AC;? said Kavanagh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At last count we were at 25 turkeys and then potatoes, turnips, canned goods, rolls, desserts - everything you need for a Christmas dinner.â&#x20AC;? Then came the offers of breakfast items, bacon, eggs, and toys and gifts for those with kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then it spilled into gently used clothing and other items,â&#x20AC;? said Kavanagh. Individuals, businesses and organizations have all gotten on board. She has been in contact with the Neighbourlink Fountain and the Arnprior Legion to access families who could use the help.

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OPP seeks help in tracking fraudster

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Cramming the cruiser Arnprior OPP auxiliary constables braved Saturday’s bone-chilling cold for a great cause - the Arnprior and District Food Bank. Officers were stationed at Metro and No Frills to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the food bank. Above, on hand for the event are, from left, Brian Sharpe, Dallas MacLeod, Samantha Corriveau, Rick Peplinski and Kyle Mask. Members of the public were once again quick to donate, said officers who ran a similar drive last weekend in Renfrew.

News - The Renfrew Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking assistance in identifying a woman involved in several fraud investigations including at least one in Arnprior. On Sept. 21 a female entered the Home Hardware store in Arnprior. She removed an item from a store shelf then proceeded to the customer service counter where she explained she wanted to return the item but no longer had her receipt. She was provided with a cash refund and left the area driving a two-tone SUV, possibly a Buick Rendezvous. OPP say the woman is described as about 60-years-old, with blond or brownish coloured hair, wearing glasses and gold jew-

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January 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Council Committee of the Whole (immediately following Council) All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated.

ACCESSIBILITY - DID YOU KNOW? Persons with a disability can only access your business if the accessible entrance and ramp are cleared of snow. Be sure to keep accessible parking spots available as well. Accessible entrances and washrooms are more convenient for all customers.

PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills proposes to enact by-laws in accordance with Section 34 of the Municipal Act, 2001 to stop-up and close the following described highways or parts of highways: Unopened Road Allowance known as Renfrew Street between MacFarlane Street and Margaret Street, Plan 779, Village of Pakenham, Pakenham Ward

CHRISTMAS PUBLIC SKATING HOURS – 2013/2014 Almonte Arena ALL FREE SKATES sponsored by Tim Horton’s Sunday December 22nd 2-4 p.m Monday December 23rd 2-4 p.m Sunday December 29th 2- 4 p.m Monday December 30th 2-4 p.m Thursday January 2nd 1-3 p.m Friday January 3rd 1-3 p.m Sunday January 5th 2-4p.m Pakenham Arena (All Skates are Free of Charge) Saturday December 21st 6-8 p.m Monday December 23rd 2-4 p.m Friday December 27th 7:30 – 9:00 p.m Saturday December 28th 6-8 p.m Monday December 30th 2-4 p.m Thursday January 2nd 2-4p.m Friday January 3rd 7:30 p.m – 9:00 p.m Saturday January 4th 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m For more information please call 613-256-1077

WINTER PARKING On-street parking and parking within municipal parking lots is not permitted between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from November 1 in any year to April 15 of the following year, both dates inclusive, as it impedes winter control operations.

The proposed by-law will come before Council for consideration at its regular meeting at the Municipal Office, located at 3131 Old Perth Road, RR2, Almonte, Ontario on the 14th day of January, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Council will hear in person or by his/her counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that his/her land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to be heard. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013 Shawna Stone, Town Clerk 613-256-2064 x226

December 19, 2013 No person shall park or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway at any time when the highway is specially marked with signs indicating snow removal or when such person has received verbal or written notice from a representative of the Town indicating the prohibition of parking.

NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF A BY-LAW TO PLACE A QUESTION ON THE BALLOT TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills on December 3, 2013 adopted By-Law No. 13-125 to Submit a Question to Electors (Question on the Ballot) for the upcoming Municipal Election, under Section 8 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The question to appear on the ballot is: Given that Town Council is currently composed of 11 members, do you support a change in the composition of Council beginning in the year 2018 to 7 members, with a mayor and deputy mayor elected at large, 1 ward councillor for Pakenham, 2 ward councillors for Ramsay and 2 ward councillors for Almonte? Results of the question are binding if at least 50% of the eligible electors vote on the question and of those more than 50% of the votes are in favour of those results. If the results are binding and the “affirmative” receive the majority of the votes the Town must implement the question. If the results are binding and the “negative” received the majority of the votes the Town cannot implement the question for a period of four years following October 27, 2014. Any appeal to the Chief Electoral Officer of the Province of Ontario under Section 8(1)(b) of the

CHRISTMAS 2013 AND NEW YEAR’S 2014 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE Normal Collection Day Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Friday, December 27, 2013 Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Thursday, January 2, 2014 Friday, January 3, 2014

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elry, and a pink zip-up hoody. The same woman successfully committed a similar fraud at Home Hardware in Renfrew on Nov. 21. Police believe other stores may also be victims of her fraudulent

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The OPP have released this photograph of a suspect in a return scam targeting local hardware stores

scheme. If you can help to identify the suspect, call Detective Constable Jodi Burns at 613623-3131 or 1-888310-1122. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/ Renfrew County Crime Stoppers toll free at 1800-222-8477. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Its telephones are answered 24 hours a day. For more information, visit its website www.valleytips.ca.

Changed Collection Day No Change Changed to Thursday, December 26, 2013 Changed to Friday, December 27, 2013 Changed to Saturday, December 28, 2013 No Change Changed to Thursday, January 2, 2014 Changed to Friday, January 3, 2014 Changed to Saturday, January 4, 2014

Municipal Elections Act, 1996, on the grounds that the question is either (a) not clear, concise and neutral; or (b) the question is incapable of being answered by “yes” or “no” must be filed with the Clerk of the Town of Mississippi Mills no later than January 10, 2014. A notice of appeal must set out the objections and the reasons in support of the objections. Dated this 4th day of December, 2013. For more information contact Shawna Stone, Town Clerk at sstone@mississippimills.ca or 613-2562064 ext. 226.

PAKENHAM/ALMONTE SANTA CLAUS PARADE(S) (SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH & SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH, 2013 This year’s Santa Claus Parades in both Pakenham and Almonte were a great success due to the overwhelming support from the following groups: The volunteers who brought their team of horses out to the Pakenham and Almonte parade, The Pakenham Civitan Club and their volunteer judges, John Montgomery and his team of judges, Denzil Ferguson, Don Empey , Bill Lawrence, The Pakenham/ Almonte Volunteer Fire Brigade, The Thunder Grill Canteens, The Almonte Lions Club, The Almonte Civitan Club and The members of the Almonte CERV team, The O.P.P, everyone who put so much effort into all the wonderful floats and a special thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus! This year’s Float winners in Pakenham’s Parade were the following: (Best Use of Theme- White Christmas) Linda Lowe Daycare (Best Overall) Nicholson’s Sundries. This year’s Float winners in Almonte’s Parade were the following: Ryno Motors (Winner of The Almonte Civitan Club Trophy/Best Use of Theme-White Christmas) and Jack O’Trades General contracting (Winner of The Almonte Lions Club Trophy/Best Overall). On behalf of the Mississippi Mills Recreation and Culture Department we wish to thank everyone for coming out and supporting both parades this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year!! Merry Christmas to all


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Award-winning filmmaker producing town promo video Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

News – The Town of Arnprior will give $4,000 to acclaimed filmmaker and native son David Ridgen to produce a promotional video. An international award-winning filmmaker, Ridgen will create a “short broadcast quality” piece to replace a dated one. It will promote the town, via its website, plus help him raise funds for his feature length film Cicada. It will be shot in and around town and star some local actors, including Avery Mulvihill who plays the young version of the lead character. Town marketing and economic development officer Lindsay Wilson made the recommendation to council at the Dec. 9 meeting. “This would offer support for Mr. Ridgen’s film, get recognition of the town in the film and fill the need for a current short promotional video,” she said. “Along with this financial support, the town can offer support through letters to be included in grant applications, promotion of

the film through the town’s website and social media, and through assistance from staff for in-kind needs during production such as road closures and offering space in town facilities such as the Nick Smith Centre, Town Hall.” She showed council segments of a $10,000 on Brockville and a shorter $3,500 of Picton. Council accepted the shorter option in part because the downtown streetscape/landscape project will see upgrades to street-lighting and other features in the coming years. Mayor David Reid argued against suggestions by councillors Lyle Anderson and Dan Lynch to go a cheaper route, noting that when it comes to marketing and self-promotion having a professional like Ridgen is important. “It has to be done professionally,” Reid said. “How we present ourselves is important.” Reeve Walter Stack and Coun. Mark Willmer agreed that a promo video can’t be done for less money, and that the town is fortunate to have Ridgen offer his talents. Coun. Lynn Grinstead was absent.

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Early Christmas gift for John Smith Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce president Wes Schnob presents John Smith with the chamber’s 2013 gift certificate winfall. The winning ticket was drawn at the chamber’s annual general meeting and Christmas social Dec. 5 at Willis College in Arnprior. The winfall contains more than $3,500 in prizes and gift certificates from local businesses.

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With the holiday season upon us, and the start of a brand new year, you probably find yourself thinking about goals. People’s individual goals may be very different, but we all share a desire to improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

An ongoing tradition hosted by the ARH Dietary Department is the Christmas Baskets Auction. Departments make up baskets for a silent auction in the cafeteria. This year the fundraiser made $1376.00 which will be matched by Reid Bros. to support the local Food Bank. Thank you for your contributions and congratulations to everyone who won a basket!

It’s the same for Partners in Caring; our main goal is to support the needs of Arnprior Regional Health (ARH). ARH has been growing with you for over 68 years, continuously adapting services so that we can achieve our goal of meeting the health challenges of a growing community.

Stop the Christmas Weight Gain!

Most people gain 5-10 lbs. over the Christmas Season. Indulging on Christmas Day is not the reason why people gain weight, it’s the month long This past year ARH has focused on bringing more services to seniors while celebration. continuing to upgrade and enhance hospital services. I’m sure you, your family [ Red or White Wine about 25 calories per ounce and your neighbours have felt the benefits of our expanded range of [ Eggnog - 1 cup =340 calories Chocolate Martini = 300 calories care. We’re very grateful for your support of our hospital. I hope you take the [ Starbucks 16 ounce Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha—540 time, to make a donation to Partners in Caring. Your donation can be over the calories phone 613-623-7962 x293, on the website www.ArnpriorRegionalHealth.ca, [ Box of Chocolates (1 pound) =1400 calories through the mail or by drop off at any registration desk within the hospital or the [ One Cashew = 9 calories One Almond= 7 calories Grove. Your generosity is essential to our work and the people we serve. [ Fruitcake, 1 slice =400 calories, pumpkin pie 250 calories [ Croissant (Starbucks) = 343 calories. Bottom line—enjoy the white meat of the turkey with the skin removed, Our Christmas Campaign this year is focused on purchasing a baby scale in the ER and a lift at the Grove. The government does not fund the purchase of potatoes and a tablespoon of gravy, and lots of vegetables. Avoid the equipment; it is up to every community to provide the funds needed for medical candied yams (400 calories) and Yorkshire pudding (700 calories), and enjoy Christmas dinner with a SMALL dessert. Take time to enjoy the fresh winter equipment. As you prepare for the holidays, and the year ahead, I hope you will include a air, go for a walk, play hide and seek, strap on some snow shoes and get moving.

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Directors, Ainsley Phillips, Home Hardware, the ARH Dietary and Maintenance Departments, Boyce’s Funeral Home, Valley Rent Rite, MyFM, Peter DE Wolfe, Tim Hortons, the Auxiliary (Doreen and Bernice), the Robillard Family, Bonnie and Dave Laventure, Arnold Smith, RONA, Dan Nicholas, Cory Nicholas and the Arnprior Fire Department, and every business and member of the community who has made a donation to the event.

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Hospital workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rally links jobs to area business success Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want health care cuts/so come on get off your buttsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health care is a human right/so come out and fight, fight, fightâ&#x20AC;? were among the chants at a late morning rally outside Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Dec. 10. About 25 hospital workers and supporters participated in the OPSEU- and CUPE-led event. Many decried bed closures and the loss of physiotherapy and other services at the hospital. But many more focused on linking fully-operational rural hospitals with local economies, jobs, and community sustainability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Health minister) Deb Matthews is cutting funding for rural hospitals. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

an attack on the viability of this community,â&#x20AC;? said Patrick Garbutt, CUPE representative for the nurses. He warned that as the Liberal government at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park continues to corral patients into multinationals-owned clinics, cost burdens on the taxpayer grows. The government ought to bump up base funding to five per cent from the current about two per cent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in order to keep hospitals working properly, Garbutt said. No one from the Liberal or PC parties, including area MPP John Yakabuski, attended the event or commented afterward. But former NDP candidate Brian Dougherty was there to speak about how hospital administrators are coping with cutbacks in a growing community as best they

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Unions organized a rally outside Arnpriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital last week pleading with government not to cut services and jobs. They say businesses should join their fight to help workers who often shop locally. can, saying the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of funding alone, for political reasons, is to blame. Provincial Liberal scandals and Tory promises to cut high-paying unionized workers that contribute to local businessesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; prosperity spell a diminished future for rural hospitals, he suggested.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they get rid of staff, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be back. With the gas plant closures alone you could build hospitals with that money,â&#x20AC;? Dougherty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be seeing Premier Horwath and not Premier Wynne, and God help us Premier Hudak.â&#x20AC;? The plea went out for local businesses to join unions in the fight

ARH gains funds to expand adult day program News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is receiving almost $80,000 to expand the adult day program in this area. A recent funding announcement of

almost $900,000 by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for day programs for seniors over the age of 65 will be shared around Eastern Ontario. ARH will

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receive $78,912 in addition to the existing funding of $36,652 for its adult day program. In a news release, the ARH board expressed delight with the funding, noting it fits in well with its goal of â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right way, for the right person â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and having the best possible results.â&#x20AC;? The money will help communities ensure the provision of the right care, at the right time, in the right place, it says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is terrific news for Arnprior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As our community ages, there is a need to make investments that will allow seniors to stay safe at home while providing short-term relief for the family caregiver.â&#x20AC;? ASSISTED LIVING

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Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a deal-breaker, but it is a consideration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all tied together,â&#x20AC;? Schnob said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to (cuts in) services at the hospital, it does affect our businesses.â&#x20AC;? David Jensen is a health ministry spokesman. He said the province values rural hospitals and increased their base funding by one per cent at a time other hospitals received none. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This amounted to $6.2 million province-wide and $138,600 to the Arnprior hospital,â&#x20AC;? Jensen said in an email.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ministry also has a $20-million Small and Rural Transformation Fund which promotes the development of integrated networks among small and rural hospitals, their referral centres and their community partners. The Champlain LHIN, where Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital is located, received $3,233,900 of the $20 million. The small and rural hospitals in this LHIN will continue to share in a similar amount of one-time funding for each year up to March 2016.â&#x20AC;? The Transformation Fund was so popular, he said, it is renewed for the next three fiscal years, meaning the government will have spent in excess of $86 million to small and rural hospitals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be the largest incremental investment in small hospitals in more than a decade.â&#x20AC;?

ARH points out that both the adult day program and the Assisted Living Services Program provide care to seniors while allowing them to retain their independence. The supports also help to prevent early admission to a long-term care facility or admission to a hospital, ARH maintains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the health care system continues to change, Arnprior Regional Health is well positioned to receive investments from the LHIN which improve local access

to services for seniors,â&#x20AC;? said ARH board chair Jay Johnston. The funding means an increase in staffing, an increase in the number of days the program is offered and an increase to the program by adding 12 spaces for clients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are the type of investments that are transforming the health system and improving the lives of individuals and families,â&#x20AC;? explained Champlain LHIN CEO Chantale LeClerc. EXPAND PROGRAMS

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613-259-2398 or 1-800-239-4695 ADOPTION OF THE 2014 ANNUAL BUDGET TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2014 Budget on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 7th day of January 2014.

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NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRENCH LINE BRIDGE The Township of Lanark Highlands has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the replacement of the French Line Bridge located on French Line Road, approximately 2.5km northwest of Highway 511. The existing single span, pony truss bridge constructed in 1945 is nearing the end of its lifespan and the Municipality is commencing the planning process for its replacement in 2014. The study will proceed in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Manual, October 2000, as amended in 2007 as a Schedule “B” undertaking. Various alternatives for the structure replacement will be evaluated based on feasible engineering technologies, public safety and natural, social, economic and cultural environments. Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Public and agency input are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the project. A Public Information Centre is planned for the winter of 2014, at which time the Public will be provided with an opportunity for input into the planning and design of this project. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Township of Lanark Highlands would then proceed with the detailed design phase of the project followed by construction anticipated to start in the summer of 2014. It is anticipated that French Line Road will be closed during the replacement of the bridge with traffic detoured via local area roads. Details regarding the public information centre will be advertised as the date approaches. The Township and G.D. Jewell Engineering Inc. are interested in hearing any comments that you may have about this project. Comments and information regarding this project are being collected to assist the Project Team in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. Your comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. For further information please contact: Matt MacDonald, P.Eng. Project Manager G.D. Jewell Engineering Inc. 1-71 Millennium Parkway Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z5 Phone 613-969-1111 Fax 613-969-8988 E-mail: matt@jewelleng.ca

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Keep at least some of the traditions Sigh. More and more traditions are going by the wayside. Traditional industry jobs are quickly disappearing in this province. More than 500 jobs gone with a Kellogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plant in London closing at yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. About 750 jobs eliminated with the moving of the Heinz ketchup plant from the Leamington area to the U.S. They are just the latest in a string of plant closures that have seen reasonably high-paying jobs lost in the province. This area hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been exempt - remember how many people used to work at Boeing in Arnprior and Hershey Chocolate in Smiths Falls. Another tradition on the way out the door is door-to-door mail delivery. Canada Post announced last week it is phasing out delivery in five years. Not that it is anything new to rural folks who have been collecting their own mail for years from community boxes and post offices. However, it will be a challenge for city slickers and townsfolk used to reaching out

their door and grabbing their mail from a box hanging on the wall. It will be especially difficult for seniors and others with mobility issues to pick up their mail, especially if the mailboxes are located at least a kilometre away as indicated in some areas. Location will be important in the new mail delivering system. Hopefully Canada Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new cost-cutting proposals donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it so inconvenient for people that everyone turns away from snail mail. For itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a thrill to get a hand-written letter no matter how technically savvy you are. Hopefully, if conveniently placed, the town post offices and new mailbox areas will become meeting places as they are in the rural areas. Furthermore, may Canada Post resist the temptation to close more rural posts (Braeside had to fight to keep its post office open). There are some traditions that deserve to be kept alive. So with that in mind, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishing all our readers a wonderful, traditional Christmas holiday.

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Dropping non-resident fees would help town businesses, taxpayers Politics coloured the criticisms To the Editor: I recommended to Arnprior Council (at a budget consultation meeting Dec. 11) that non-resident fees for parks and recreation programs and facilities be cancelled. Arnprior is asking our closest neighbor to pay approximately 6 per cent of our annual costs to support our recreation and library programs. Unfortunately our council does not want to play Santa Claus this Christmas season. Our local economy could lose millions of dollars in economic spin-offs and jobs if non-residents canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the 50 per cent non-resident surcharge, one of the highest non-resident surcharges in Canada. It appears that the Arnprior council is willing to take that risk. They have drawn a line in the sand and claim that they are still sitting at the negotiating table waiting for our neighbors to come back to work out a new agreement. That ship sailed weeks ago and it may never return to port. Arnprior residents would still get first priority when registering for activities and classes. Other communities are calling this a Front of the Line program for their local taxpayers. By dropping the non-resident fees, I believe that we will garner more program participants and prevent clubs closing or class cancellations due to low enrollment.

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Many Ontario communities such as Oshawa and Deep River have moved away from nonresident fees to meet class enrollment quotas and stimulate their local economy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign of the economy and other communities are seeing lower enrollment, and many programs are cancelled for lack of sufficient registrations. This is an opportunity to be good neighbors and increase participation in our own activities and programs. This would be a great example of reaching out and sharing with other communities. It is also another way to showcase our nationally recognized community and promote more non-residents to shop or even move here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not increasing costs or putting an extra burden on taxpayers. If dropping the nonresident fee increases revenue, fills classes, creates new jobs and brings people to Arnprior, it makes good economic sense. We are not living within our own means if we are depending on our neighbors to pay our bills. Arnprior is the fastest growing community in all of Renfrew County. Our revenues have increased millions of dollars in the past few years and we keep spending the money. See RECREATION, Page 10

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To the Editor: Re: Editorial of page 8 of the Dec. 12 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Śthe mayor of a major Canadian city lies for months before finally admitting to actions that would land an average citizen in jail.â&#x20AC;? Land in jail? Who? What admissions and what actions, precisely? This sounds like something you just made up, in other words, a lie. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cities like Toronto offer crack cocaine pipes to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;averageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; citizens at taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expense? Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor Joe Fontana is going to court next May 26 on criminal charges, yet also remains in office. Were you maybe referring to him? No, since he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet admitted to anything an average citizen would be jailed for. How about Dalton McGuinty, who lied pretty

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much every day of his political life? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear any calls for him to apologize for anything. Or Justin Trudeau, who also admitted to illegal actions? Or Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who also had an â&#x20AC;&#x153;obvious lack of controlâ&#x20AC;? over his scandals? You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like Rob Ford or Stephen Harper because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support your preferred political parties, unlike the others mentioned above about whom you choose to remain silent. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly like them either. But none of that entitles us to publish lies to bolster our own personal politics, not even in an editorial. It would be refreshing to hear you say â&#x20AC;&#x153;sorryâ&#x20AC;? for once.

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Action on neonicotinoids needed To the Editor: This is further to the article ‘Insecticide linked to mass die-off of bees’ (Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, Nov. 7) and my letter to the editor of Nov. 14. The following letter represents by input to Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. As of Sept. 20, this agency has recorded 6,639 beehive mortalities, largely in Ontario. Based on 2011 Canadian averagese of 100 lb. per hive, the honey industry has lost 663,900 lb. of honey in addition to the bees. Attached is my letter to PMRA: If Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is serious about its mandate, that is, “your health and safety ... our priority,” a ban is required on the application of neonicotinoids for the following reasons: 1) Based on PMRA’s reporting and research involving 42 beekeepers and 242 beeyards; the majority of honey bee mortalities is due to the planting of corn seeds treated with neonicotinoids; PMRA’s research found “approximately 70 per cent of the affected dead bee samples

tested positive for residues of neonicotinoids,” insecticides used on the treated corn seed planted with vacuum planters and talc powder as a lubricant to keep the seed flowing through the seeder. According to PMRA, this talc carries the neonicotinoid into the atmosphere settling on the flowers and plants in the surroundings, then consumed by bees and other pollinators foraging for nectar and pollen. Comments: Given the high incidence of honey bee mortality and considering that some beekeepers have not reported to PMRA, the 2012 results provide ample evidence to support a ban on the use of this insecticide. 2) As a result of the 2012 Honey Bee Mortality incidents, PMRA developed ‘Best Management Practices’ to reduce the mortality rate. Comments: Based on honey bee mortality incidents in 2013 these best management practices were a failure and a signal that a ban should have been implemented. 3) PMRA’s reporting and analysis for 2013 honey bee mortalities are similar to the 2012 experience. However, “there was an increase in the number of honey bee mortal-

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ity reports; 82 beekeepers, 333 bee yards representing 6,639 (as of Sept 20, 2013) beehives; residues of neonicotinoids were detected in samples from approximately 80 per cent of the beekeepers for which samples have been analyzed.” Residues “were detected in >90 per cent of the comb pollen samples from affected yards and were also detected in some water, soil and comb honey samples.” Comments: Clearly a ban should be placed on these agricultural practices as the bee keeping industry cannot sustain these increasing amounts of bee mortality. No farm or business can remain viable with this level of mortality. The following comments represent further input supporting a ban: 1) the numbers of bee mortality reported are likely understated as a number of beekeepers either do not report their bee losses at all due to the onerous reporting required or in some cases they are under reporting; e.g. one beekeeper with 1,700 hives reported only one beeyard while he actually had 10 yards with bee mortality. 2) PMRA’s mandate /primary objective is to “prevent

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To the Editor: So much controversy for municipal politicians this year. So much responsibility. Not an enviable job. Whether it is the recreation controversy or the Braeside quarry expansion fiasco, you’d have to agree that being on council is not a stress-free job. But let’s look at this more closely. Who actually is responsible for decisions made by an elected council? Well, each member is responsible to his/her electorate. If reelection is a goal, then making decisions that are best for the majority of constituents is a pretty obvious choice if they want to be re-elected. But if re-election is not a goal, then decisions may be arbitrary. We would hope that all council members would be responsible for the welfare of their people; that was why they were elected. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. But the only person who is legally responsible for a council decision is the mayor. And the mayor has just one vote, just like each of the other councillors. So the mayor may be out voted 4-1, yet at the end of the day the mayor must support that decision, support the council and speak in favour of a decision the mayor did not vote for. Think how hard that is! The mayor doesn’t have the luxury of simply trying to curry favour with the loudest electorate. The mayor must find out what is best for the whole municipality and try to do it. But in a democracy the responsibility goes beyond the mayor. It lies squarely at the feet of each constituent. Many people have opinions on these issues. But what are these opinions based on, really? On their own self-interest or that of the whole community? Have they been to all the meetings when discussions took place and decisions were made? Have they done the research, read the studies, crunched the numbers? Do they have the facts? All you have to do is look at the attendance at regular council meetings to know the answer to that. So when you hear or read opinions stated as if they were facts, be a responsible citizen and say ‘Not so fast, I’ll do my own research before I make up my mind’.

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unacceptable risks to people and the environment from the use of pest control products.” PMRA has adequate data and analysis to indicate unacceptable risk/damage to bee populations, wild bee, butterfly, pollinators. insect such as praying mantis, spiders, flycatcher birds, skunks, bears, etc. up the food chain. What about humans? 3) No pesticide should be allowed that causes the destruction of a sustainable industry, i.e; beekeeping. Some beekeepers are discontinuing bee/honey production or are not able to fill honey and/or bee contracts due to neonicotinoid mortality. 4) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency produced a “Best management Practices for Beekeepers” with our input, imploring us to manage bees and honey production to minimize risks .Beekeepers are faced with many challenges. However, all are ‘minor’ relative to what neonicotinoids represent . With the 2012/2013 experience of honey bee mortality, the industry is not likely sustainable. 5) PMRA’s analysis focuses on honybees. As mentioned, wild pollinators, including the Monarch butterflies, are being negatively impacted.

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of recreation and library non-resident consumers walk away from Arnprior. Oshawa found out the hard way. It may take an entire year before both communities change their leadership and hopefully shape a more co-operative community that share their wealth and resources with each other. Unfortunately our local businesses and the very taxpayers and local residents that our elected officials are trying to protect will take the full economic and social impact of doing with less. ‘Penny wise and pound foolish’ in my opinion. Doug Smith Arnprior

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Mayor Reid, Reeve Stack and Councillor Anderson claim that they will not put the $150,000 shortfall on the backs of Arnprior taxpayers. This may sound nice to the taxpayer at first glance, but why are we spending beyond our means? Why can’t you trim 6 per cent from the Rec. Centre budget or allocate that amount of money from the hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue we bring in each year. You keep very quiet about all our new revenues. If we truly are one of the top 100 neighborhoods in Canada, let’s prove it. If removing the non-resident fees improves our bottom line and keeps jobs in Arnprior, I am all for it. Our community can’t afford to lose one more job or one more business if hundreds

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NATURE

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A hundred years and still counting birds Lifestyle - Boxing Day - my favourite day of In 1970 the count circle (each CBC covers the year - is fast approaching. a 7.5-mile-radius circle) was moved to incorThat day has special significance not because porate more of the area covered by the two traI purchase great bargains at local stores. I love ditional counts. To reflect this, the count name Boxing Day for one reason only: it is the day was changed to the current one. Since 1970 I of the annual Pakenham-Arnprior have been the compiler of the PakenChristmas Bird Count. ham-Arnprior CBC. Nature’s I recall my first Christmas Bird Over the many years an impressive Way Count (CBC) with fond memories. 120 species have been recorded on I was only 12 and the count, known local counts. Some of these, such as then as the Pakenham CBC, was ora Blue-winged Teal at Pakenham and ganized by Edna Ross, with Bud Levy a Black-headed Grosbeak at Cedar organizing the Arnprior contingent. Hill, are likely to never occur again. MICHAEL RUNTZ Under the nom de plume ‘HawkHowever, birds formerly considered With plenty of fruit on trees like Buckthorns, this American Robin at Kinburn last week eye’, Bud penned a column ‘Strictly rarities such as Wild Turkeys and was no surprise. for the Birds’ in the Arnprior Guide, Bald Eagles are now regulars. one of two local newspapers (the Waterbirds are always present in Arnprior Chronicle was the other). I small numbers because the Madaread about the count in his column waska and Mississippi rivers inevitaand having been an avid birder for bly have fast-flowing sections staying seven years, I felt ready to take part open. Rarely a warm autumn allows in a count. the Ottawa River to remain unfrozen After the compulsory 9 a.m. photo op at the and in those years, gulls, ducks, and even Comnewspaper’s office, the Arnprior contingency mon Loons are recorded. consisting of Bud Levy, Norma Hall, Marg That will certainly not be the case this year! Gilies, Cecile Baker and myself set off to the More Snowy Owls have been reported localwilds of White Lake. Here we tallied a Pileated ly and I suspect a record number will be tallied Woodpecker, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a on Boxing Day. The abundance of fruit should flock of Red Crossbills. result in good numbers of American Robins and That outing was the first of 46 consecutive Cedar Waxwings, and possibly a lingering Herlocal CBCs for me! mit Thrush, Gray Catbird, or Northern Flicker Edna Ross initiated the Pakenham CBC – species never before recorded on the count. in 1925, but it was not the first bird count to I would appreciate two things. First, let me take place locally. In 1913 Charles Macnamara know of any interesting birds visiting your launched the Arnprior CBC and it ran until the feeder or being seen locally. mid 1930s. Second, if on Boxing Day you see a stranger Christmas Bird Counts only arose in 1900 with binoculars peering into your backyard, in New York, so it is extremely noteworthy that please don’t call 911! by the mid-1920s two counts were taking place The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email locally. is mruntz@start.ca.

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Winter to arrive(?) Saturday morning News – It’s hard to believe, but winter doesn’t actually officially arrive in these parts until this Saturday, Dec. 21. A pre-winter deep freeze moved into the Upper Ottawa Valley in late November and has stayed, dropping temperatures this week into the minus-30s with the wind chill. Health units have issued frostbite warnings and two major storms have dumped plenty of snow on the area. All this and autumn doesn’t

officially end until 6:12 a.m. Saturday. With temperatures predicted to stay well below zero, except for this Friday when freezing rain is possible, it’s a certainty Arnprior and area will have a white Christmas (the longrange forecast predicts light snow Christmas day). The other bit of good news is that with the arrival of winter Saturday the days slowly start getting longer.

Christmas gift ideas for the avid hunter Peter Clark peter.clark@metroland.com

Sports - “For that upcoming or current hunter, here are some ideas for stocking stuffers,” notes Kevin White, Canadian firearms-hunter education instructor. “Those thinking of taking a Canadian firearms course and hunter education course in the future will need two manuals for those courses,” White added. To order the Canadian Firearms manual, visit the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO) at http://www.fseso.org/ or call 1-800-731-4000, ext. 7514. To order the Ontario Hunter Education manual, visit http://www.ohep.net/ or call the Ontario Hunter Education Program at 705-74812 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, December 19, 2013

5785. Also, anyone who wants to hunt wild turkeys for the first time has to get a DVD and watch it, and then complete a small test with a hunter education Instructor/examiner. The DVD can be ordered from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters by visiting their website ofah.org, or by calling 705-7486324. Cost of the DVD, which includes the testing, is $35. “From the time you finish a Canadian Firearms Course to when you get your Firearms Licence could be 10 to 12 weeks,” White said. White can issue gift certificates for courses that he puts on throughout the year. To arrange for one, or to get any further information, contact him at 613-432-5192 or email kevin.white@bell.net.


POLICING

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Snowmobiles trespass on Arnprior golf course News – Snowmobilers have taken down a fence and trespassed on property at the Arnprior Golf Club, report OPP. The culprits entered off Golf Club Road. At this time there are no suspects, but area residents are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888310-1122 when they observe trespassers in the area, so police can attend in a timely fashion. It was one of 178 calls for service received by the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP last week.

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On Monday, Dec. 9, OPP officers investigatOPP officers responded to nine domestic dised a theft from a dental office in Arnprior. putes last week. A receptionist reported her wallet and cell One man was charged with uttering threats, phone was stolen from the counter when she stepped away for a moment. There was a suspect and following an investigation the stolen wallet and cell phone were recovered. Police say not charges were laid.

assault, breach of probation and two counts of mischief, and one woman was charged with five counts of assault and two counts of mischief. An arrest warrant was issued for one man for criminal harassment.

Lock it or lose it, warn police News – It’s more important than ever to lock valuables away at Christmas, warn the OPP. Christmas and other holidays in December have many people distracted with shopping and parties and not thinking about thefts. However, the OPP sees a marked increase in shoplifting and thefts from vehicles in December. People are reminded to place parcels in their trunks or out of view while shopping and remove valuables from their vehicles when they arrive home or their destination. “If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t leave it behind in an un-

locked vehicle,” advise the OPP. As well, police are urging motorists not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownerships, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, and passports in their vehicles when unoccupied. Identity thieves look for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, and even take out mortgages on victims’ properties without their knowledge. Victims may not realize they have been victimized until it is too late, costing them time and money to rectify the damage.

OPP to target suspended drivers News - Driving with a suspended licence is about to get much riskier for drivers as the OPP become the first police service in Ontario and one of the first in Canada to target offenders with a Licence Plate Recognition Program (ALPR). The OPP is also expanding the program to include an additional 27 ALPR equipped vehicles to its existing fleet of four. That will make it more difficult for suspended drivers, drivers of stolen vehicles and other vehicles with plates in poor standing. “Thanks to our continued partnership with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), our roads will be much safer now that we have the resources to remove the threat that suspended drivers pose to all road

users,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair in a news release last week. “The additional 27 vehicles will allow us to scan thousands more plates every day over a broader geographic range in the province.” “Ontario motorists expect to be protected from unsafe drivers, but also not to be tracked as they go about their daily lives,” noted Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian. “We are pleased to report that the OPP used a privacy by design approach in developing its Automatic License Plate Recognition system, and that when a scanned license plate does not match the list of unsafe drivers, it will be deleted from the system within minutes.” About 250,000 Highway Traffic Act licence suspensions are issued annually in Ontario.

Auxiliary officers to deliver bears to CHEO News – Lanark OPP auxiliary officers are continuing, for a fourth year, to deliver Christmas Bears to children in care of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The auxiliary members contribute the Teddy Bears of various shapes and sizes themselves (along with any donated by their full-time OPP

colleagues) and deliver them to CHEO in the week before Christmas. The officers do not solicit donations for the program, but it is not unusual for members of the public to drop soft toys at the detachment office during the year “for kids.” The auxiliary members thank all those who helped the cause.

CORRECTION NOTICE In the November 28, 2013 edition of Arnprior Chronicle Guide, this publication printed in error, an advertisement for Xplornet Internet Services with an incorrect offer. The current offer now available for their high-speed Internet service is outlined in the advertisement beside this notice. Metroland Media and Xplornet Communications Inc. apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The correct advertisement appears beside: Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, December 19, 2013 13


LIBRARY

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New year to bring major changes to town library Karen DeLuca

Arnprior Public Library

Lifestyle – The Arnprior Public Library will be operating with a reduced budget in 2014. The primary impact will be hours of service. Circulation and usage trends for the past two years were analyzed and the new hours will accommodate peak usage. As of Jan. 2, the new hours of operation will be: Monday noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday noon to 7 p.m.; Thursday noon to 5 .pm.; Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 .pm. Community groups using the meeting rooms after hours are asked to come to the library in advance of each meeting to pick up a key. There is a $30 key deposit. Efforts are now underway to contact each affected group to make them aware of the situation.

Friday morning drop-in children’s programs will continue to be offered, but with new start times beginning Jan. 24 - Toddler Tales 10 to 10:30 a.m. and Have a Hoot Story Time 11 to 11:30 a.m. The library will track feedback on the change of hours and may provide alternatives following a three-month trial basis. As a public library, our doors are open to everyone. However, to access materials, out-of-town residents, including McNab-Braeside residents, will be required to pay an annual fee of $60 per household. Currently, gift certificates are being offered for sale. These certificates may be redeemed in the new year. The library website and social media pages (Twitter, Facebook) will be updated regularly with changes taking effect in 2014. The library board and staff are determined to continue to provide the best possible service to the community.

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Terrific Tee time at the library The ‘Terrific Tees’ program ran at the Arnprior Public Library Monday afternoons after school on Nov. 18 and 25 and Dec. 2. The participants included, from left, children’s librarian Carolyn Swayze, Hannah Raudssus, Grace Poaps, Jake Simpson, Katie McCombe, Jolie Rattray and Mikayla Cardiff. They obviously are a very creative group.

News from the Pakenham Library Lifestyle - Keep up with all the changes at the Pakenham library branch by dropping by and saying hello. While you’re there, grab some superb books, fabulous films and magnificent magazines. A few of the many new highlights at the Pakenham library this week include: The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice – The Wolf Gift Chronicles – fiction; Cross my Heart by James Patterson – Perhaps the

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Pembroke ready to rejoin Renfrew County council? Steve Newman Steve.newman@metroland.com

News - Renfrew County council’s inaugural session each December is an opportunity to applaud the warden as he or she heads into a new term and the upcoming holiday season. But this year, Pembroke Mayor Ed Jacyno did more than bring congratulations for Peter Emon’s start of a second term. In addition to providing best wishes and accolades, Jacyno added the strong suggestion that the City of Pembroke is ready to rejoin Renfrew County council. The city hasn’t been a county council member since the signing of separation papers Dec. 15, 1971, but Mayor Jacyno and Emon say they are open to the idea. Jacyno was the last of a list of wellwishers after Emon took the oath of office during the Dec. 10 inaugural session. Jacyno and Emon were part of an early-December fact-finding tour to nuclear facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee, as the county prepares a report to the federal government. The report is on how restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. might work best for AECL, Renfrew County municipalities and other stakeholders.

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Pembroke Mayor Ed Jacyno, sitting next to Arnprior Mayor David Reid at right, is among the invitees at the inaugural session of Renfrew County council. For another story on the inaugural meeting, see Page 17 and more in the Dec. 26 Chronicle-Guide. Some of the conversation was about Pembroke’s possible return to county council. “Perhaps the City of Pembroke has been away from the County of Renfrew for far too long,” Jacyno told county council. “Perhaps in the New Year, we may

be able to … establish some conversation, because after all we’re all in it together.” Afterwards, Jacyno told The Chronicle-Guide that “perhaps there should be a re-examination of where the city and the county are at present, because we do share financially

in services, yet we have limited say in terms of where those dollars are going.” While residents from several Renfrew County communities work at AECL, Jacyno noted AECL’s workforce includes 900 Pembroke residents.

“I think it’s very possible,” said Emon regarding Pembroke’s prospects of rejoining county council. “(But) there would have to be a lot of discussion and negotiation.” Renfrew County council includes 17 of 18 municipalities located in Renfrew County.

To start off this holiday season we’re sending our thanks and gratitude to all of those who were a part of making the 1st annual BAM golf tournament a success. Thanks to your participation and donations, BAM raised over $6,000 for the A.D.H.S music program. We know that Brodie Armstrong would be proud; not only of the level of support that we have received from you all, but also because the money we have raised is going to have a significant impact on every student that attends A.D.H.S in the future. Brodie had a passion for teaching and entertaining everyone around him, and we hope that passion can live on through the annual BAM tournament. THANK YOU to the BAM players: Every player, and every team made it the day that we all hoped. The participation of all 200+ players solidified this tournament as a must, for years to come. We want to invite all of you to participate in the 2nd Annual BAM golf tournament on July 26th, 2014! To anyone who wants to join in this great cause, we invite you to enter next year… come one, come all!!! THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation to BAM: Arnprior Chronicle Guide/EMC, Arnprior Golf Club, Arnprior Quality Inn, Michael Barr, Cheryl Baxter, Body Boutique and Day Spa, H.Brittle Printing, Brown and MacFarlane Glass, Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen, Canadian Tire Centre, Carson Wagonlit Travel, Cavanagh’s Construction, Colleen Coe, Danny Mac’s Pub and Eatery, Ted Devine Fine Jewelry, Adam and Allysha Dutfield, Walker and Cathy Eady, Embellish Interior Decorating, Candace Galkowski, Glenview Homes, David and Kristine Hogan, Mike and Patricia Hogan, John Street Pub, Jason Lamorie, Jerry, Sharon, Tyler and Channon Leblanc, Shawn Lebrun, Lindsay Lynch, Todd and Linda MacFarlane, McAllister Ford, Milliken Garden Centre, Brandon Muldoon, Steve, Donna and Erin Nych, Cheryl Nych, Odi’s Kingburger, Chris and Leslie Osborne, PJ’s Restaurant, The Prior Sports Bar, Julie Raycroft, Reid Bros., Re/Max, Rideauview Golf Club, Liz Robinson, RONA, Joel Stack, Margaret Stewart, Debbie Sullivan, M.Sullivan and Son Ltd., Teena’s Treats, Barry and Bev Theros, Jen Tysick, White Lake Marina, Roxanne Whitman, Angela Yach. 16 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide EMC - Thursday, December 19, 2013

A special THANK YOU goes out to Victoria Oliver and the staff at Madawaska Golf Course. Your venue and support made BAM what it was. Your hard work and dedication was seen through out the day, and was felt by everyone who attended. THANK YOU to Matt Brown, Ben Jones, and Christopher James Nych. It was through your minds and hearts that we were able to make the 1st BAM tournament a success. Last but certainly not least… We want to THANK all the volunteers who gave their time to support us on the day. Your time and effort was needed and greatly appreciated. You kept things running smoothly, and that meant so much to all of us. To Disturbing the Peace; THANK YOU for providing the musical entertainment that kept the night going long after the last club was swung. The 2nd annual BAM golf tournament will take place on July 26th, 2014 at Madawaska Golf Course. We hope to see and hear from you all next year. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! WITH LOVE, Kim, Candice and Krys

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Warden starts term with appeal to expedite Hwy. 17 four-laning Steve Newman Steve.newman@metroland.com

News - Several well-wishers applauded Peter Emon for the skills he brings to the office of Renfrew County warden. But the largest block of time in the Dec. 10 inaugural session of Renfrew county council featured Emon’s eight-page speech in which he stressed seven major points. The session kicked off the Greater Madawaska mayor’s second straight term as warden, after he was acclaimed last month. Emon, 53, of Calabogie promised that the county will continue conversations with the federal and provincial governments “to stress the need for the predictable and timely twinning of Highway 17 through the County of Renfrew and beyond.” “This is a critical piece of transportation infrastructure which … is absolutely essential for the future and necessary expansion and diversification of our communities, and our ability to compete with the rest of Ontario and beyond.” He stressed that Highway 17 is also the TransCanada Highway, and that the county will continue to document the benefits of extending Highway 417 to Arnprior, and the benefits of other 400 series highways to Ontario communities. Emon’s second focus was on the Endangered Species Act, and how its present form has adversely affected economic development, and how recommendations from the county (and other critics) need to be adopted. Another point of emphasis was Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL). Emon talked about an early-December fact-finding tour to American nuclear and radioactive waste-management facilities he was part of, as part of county preparations for a report to the federal government on the current restructuring process of AECL. With the chance that activities at the world-class AECL facilities in Chalk River could be transferred elsewhere, Emon said: “It remains the contention of this council that AECL is located here in the perfect community … AECL and the laboratories belong here. “To move them, or in any way systematically diminish them, is to ignore

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Peter Emon heads into his second term as Renfrew County warden after being nominated by county councillors Raye-Anne Briscoe of Admaston-Bromley and Dick Rabishaw of Laurentian Hills. Left, Arnprior Mayor David Reid was one of several dignitaries who spoke highly of Emon’s leadership at the meeting Dec. 10. the glorious and productive past, the significant present value and the limitless future.” Emon also spoke about: • the important evolution and growth of Garrison Petawawa; • the importance of arts, culture, history and healthy living in the county; • council’s continued plans to press for sustained and predictable funding from the provincial and federal governments for infrastructure maintenance; • and how the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus has agreed to conduct a gap analysis to examine the “patchiness of cell coverage” in the region de-

spite recent broadband expansion. Those in the audience included Emon’s wife Alanna, Renfrew County Community Mental Health colleague Gurlie Kidd, fellow Greater Madawaska council members Bruno Kierczak and Brian Hunt, and Greater Madawaska staff members Teena Kelly and Allison Holtzhauer. Earlier in the day, said Emon, he received best wishes by telephone from both MPP John Yakabuski and MP Cheryl Gallant. CONGRATULATIONS FROM ARNPRIOR

Official on-site greetings came from Col. Kerry

Horlock, commander of Garrison Petawawa, Arnprior Mayor David Reid and Pembroke Mayor Ed Jacyno. Reid said three words came to mind when thinking about Emon’s acclamation to a second term as warden: congratulations, thank-you and amazement. Congratulations, for being acclaimed after gaining the trust and respect of his fellow county councillors. Thank-you, for doing the job so well. And amazement, for Emon’s commitment to his first job (as a mental-health worker), second job (as warden) and family.

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News - Bob Schreader stepped down as chairman of Renfrew County Catholic District School Board last month, but he’ll remain active as a trustee in more ways than one. Eight of his 24 years on the local board have been as chairman and six as vice-chair. Schreader, who served as board chair for 1995-98 and 2009-2013, has also submitted his candidacy for vice-president of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association. That election happens in April 2014. In his comments as outgoing board chair Nov. 25, he told the administrative team, “I thank you for your time, dedication and co-operation over the past four years.” Addressing his fellow trustees, he said, “I believe that as a board we have lived up to that part of our vision statement that calls us to model a servant leadership style following the example of Jesus.” Vice-chairman Bob Michaud, who applauded Schreader’s leadership and dedication, was acclaimed chairman at the board’s Dec. 2 meeting. Michaud, who is the trustee for the townships of Laurentian Valley, North Algona Wilberforce, Admaston-Bromley and Bonnechere Valley, said the board will continue to work for the “well-being, engagement and achievement of our students” while encouraging school environments that nurture academic excellence and spiritual growth in their Catholic faith. He also said Schreader, in his many years as trustee, “made a difference as a faith-filled community builder.” In a six-page speech, Michaud talked about the board’s various programs, including earlylearning kindergarten. “We already have 11 schools offering the program, and we are on track to provide it in all of our schools by 2014-15. We fund fullday, every-day kindergarten in three schools (including John XXIII in Arnprior), and have received capital funding to create new full-day kindergarten dedicated spaces at two schools. “We are moving forward to launch these projects, and expect to complete them during the 2013-14 school year.” Michaud also addressed the issue of possible closures of elementary schools in Barry’s Bay,

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the transportation to move their corn/grain to other processing facilities, said Straathof. For some 89 years, Kellogg has supplied Canadian consumers with healthy and safe readyto-eat cereals, such as Corn Flakes, All Bran, Muslix and other snacks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense to move a company just for the sake of higher profits,â&#x20AC;? said Straathof. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free trade deals just make it easier for the out-of-country food makers to pick up local processing facilities, leaving our farmers with no local market for their corn and grain. Our consumers in the future may have to accept a product which may not meet the same health and safety standards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; let alone taking into consideration from where that product has to travel to get here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy for food sovereignty.â&#x20AC;? Straathof said the closure of Kelloggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in London and the Heinz ketchup plant in Leamington have created a â&#x20AC;&#x153;climate of despairâ&#x20AC;? at this Christmas season for family farms and the plant workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is more important than ever that as farmers we stand together in support of our local Canadian food producers, local Canadian markets and local Canadian consumers,â&#x20AC;? he stressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For those off-shore agri-food mega companies, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; simply doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they go to where they get the cheapest product and labour,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that the Ontario NFU is constantly lobbying policy makers in support of food sovereignty.

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Wanted: more snow wear News – The weather outside is frightful and the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is appealing for the public’s help to fill a shortfall in snowsuits for needy children in the county. CPAN co-ordinator Lyn Smith reported Monday that there shortfall in certain items for Operation Snowsuit. There are 302 children on the list and the charity is “desperately short” several items just to fill current orders. The items Operation Snowsuit is lacking includes snowsuits for boys and girls size 7 and 8; boots boys 2 and 5 and men’s 7; snowpants boys

Community - The Century 21 Explorer team and CPAN (Child Poverty Action Network) heartily thank the Arnprior and area people who were so generous again this year with their donations of warm winter clothing. Dozens of children will be much warmer this winter thanks to a caring community who continue to support good causes such as ‘Operation Snowsuit’. Everyone deserves a big pat on the back, and a very Merry Christmas, says the Arnprior Century 21 team.

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Council expressed dismay at the drastic cuts that will be implemented if the library budget is limited to a 2.5 per cent increase. Whether or not Arnprior will contribute to the $44,000 shortfall wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be decided until budget deliberations, but councillors appeared distressed by the prospects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I should apologize,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor David Reid, who oversaw the failed negotiations with McNabBraeside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is pretty drastic news. What we had and what we have to go ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just sad.â&#x20AC;? Reeve Walter Stack said he hopes talks will start up again in the new year, and indicated that Arnprior never left the table. FREE TO TOWNSHIP?

Doug Smith proposed a solution to council that includes eliminating fees to non-Arnprior residents for use of the library and town sports facilities.

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Community - Support the Renfrew and District Food Bank and you just might win a La-Z-y Boy chair donated by Braeside Furniture. Make a food or cash donation to the Renfrew and District Food Bank up until Dec. 19 at Renfrew Pizzeria at 98 Raglan St. S. during business hours, or at the food bank at the back of the Renfrew Armouries. The draw takes place Friday, Dec. 20, just in time for Christmas.

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With staff reductions to 6.6 fulltime equivalents will come a reduction in hours of operation from 47 to 34 hours per week. Renfrew and Perth come in at about 50 hours a week. If council accepts the report meaning it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree to chip in more to keep the library open longer - the hours of operation will go from the current Monday to Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Monday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday noon to 7 p.m., Thursday noon to 7 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will remain closed Sundays. DeLuca also said adult programs will be sacriďŹ ced to save childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings. Many of the following events not returning were sell-outs: Celtic Christmas with Heather Dale, Criminal Minds, art shows, One Book One Community, Art of confronting a Killer, Evolution of Blues, Date Night at the Library, Writing workshop with Phil Jenkins, Poetry of Place, Youth Expo and This is I.T. The home-bound and computer assistant programs will be slashed by 50 and 80 per cent respectively; the readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advisory is on the chopping block. Patrons can expect line-ups at the circulation desk, less assistance, reduced childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer programming and inconvenience to community groups using the meeting rooms after hours. The book budget will drop $6,000 to $33,000. Renfrew spends just $28,800 but invests much more in DVDs. Perth bought $49,500 worth of books last year. Newspapers such as the Globe

and Mail along with some magazine subscriptions will end at the Arnprior library. On the plus side, the provincewide interlibrary loan service, WiFi and computer services will be kept, along with all childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programming. However, students visiting from area schools will have to bring a library card to be able to use the library. Memberships at the moment show Arnprior with 3,259 cards representing 1,950 households and McNabBraeside has 1,822 cards at 1,050 households. There are another 294 cards representing people from other municipalities.

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NOTICE Town of Arnprior In the matter of Sections 34(12) of the Planning Act, the Town of Arnprior hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING: A public meeting regarding Zoning By-law amendment to the property known as 44 Carss Street Subject Lands The Town of Arnprior has received application ZBL-7/13 for an amendment to Zoning By-law 4990-01, as amended, for the lands described as Part Lot 7 and Lot 9, Plan 34, municipally known as 44 Carss Street, as shown on the attached Key Map. Public Meeting A public meeting giving the public an opportunity to make representations in respect of the zoning amendment will be held on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior. Description of Application The proposed zoning amendment would rezone the lands from Residential One (R1) to Residential One – Exception Thirty Three (R1-E33). The change increases the minimum rear yard setback requirement from 6.0 metres to 18.0 metres. The lands are subject to a holding (-h) symbol, recognizing the need for a slope stability study prior to any development proceeding on the subject lands. A Study has now been completed and the proposed amendment implements the recommendations of the Study. Further Information To view any information or materials related to the proposal, please contact the Planning Office, Town Hall 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, or on the Town’s web site at www.arnprior.ca.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre and a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert, will be served at 5 p.m. From families who might not have the means to provide a full dinner to a couple in their 70s who just moved to town to a senior who finds him or herself on their own Christmas day there is a place for everyone at this table. Climo and Slater have this year partnered with Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home to connect with people who might want to attend. The idea for the dinner came out of a conversation between Climo and Slater about how they could help those in need during the holiday season. With their children having gotten older they had some time and resources to offer the community. It was a valuable lesson to teach their chil-

dren and others, as well. Climo said she was a little surprised with the turnout at first. “I was surprised at to see how many people turned out that first year,” she said. “I was pleased to see people use it,” she said. ALL FOOD USED

With Christmas music and plenty of good cheer, the mood at the event is warm and inviting. “Everybody is happy and upbeat,” said Climo. “I love it; it’s worth giving up my Christmas for.” She noted that all cooked food that is not used up at the dinner is delivered to the Ottawa Mission, so nothing goes to waste. Anyone who’d like to attend or help is welcome. “We could still use a few things,” said Climo. “And volunteers are always welcome.” To find out how to help, call 613-623-7016.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Application for Consent IN THE MATTER of Section 53, Chapter P.13 of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990; and IN THE MATTER of an application for consent with respect to the following:

Notification and Submission Requirements If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed zoning by-law amendment, or a refusal of a request to amend the Zoning By-law, you must make a written request to: Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 0A8.

Owner: Location:

386 Madawaska Holdings Limited 386 Madawaska Blvd., Legally described as Part of Lot 2, Concession C, Part 1 on Plan 49R-12851

Purpose and Effect of Consent Application:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Arnprior or County of Renfrew to the Ontario Municipal Board.

The purpose of the application is to sever part of Lot 2, Concession C, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-12851, to add lands to an adjacent lot. The property to be retained contains a gas bar and car wash. The lands to be severed are vacant.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The effect of the proposed severance is the division of the existing property to add lands to an abutting vacant parcel.

Note: One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Town to such persons as the Town sees fit, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process. Dated at the Town of Arnprior this 19th day of December, 2013. Maureen Spratt, Clerk 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A8

The application for severance proposes to sever a triangular area of land approximately 1.1 acres with no road frontage. The retained portion will comprise of the remainder of the lands being approximately 3.7 acres in area with 121 metres of frontage on Madawaska Blvd.

TAKE NOTICE THAT the consent applications will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment for the Town of Arnprior on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, Arnprior Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, ON. A key plan is attached. Application B7/13 and additional related information are available in the Planning office for inspection during regular office hours. You are entitled to attend this Public Hearing in person to express your views about the application or you may be represented by Counsel for this purpose. If you wish to make written comments on this application, they may be forwarded to the SecretaryTreasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at the address below. If you do not attend the hearing, it may proceed in your absence. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed consent, you must make a written request to the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment. If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed consent does not make a written submission to the Town of Arnprior Committee of Adjustment before it gives or refuses to give a provisional consent, the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss the appeal. Dated this 19th day of December, 2013.

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The pool at the Nick Smith Centre is buzzing for the Special Olympics Red Fish swim meet. Competitors, including a number from Arnprior, took to the water Dec 1 in a variety of competitions during the event. Below, Arnprior’s Greg Murdoch takes the lead in the 100m breastroke. He went on to win the event. Murdoch will compete in the Special Olympics nationals in Vancouver this coming summer in swimming. Another local athlete, Lisa Turcotte, will compete in track.

Sports – Get your skis shined up and your goggles ready – Mount Pakenham Ski Resort has opened its doors for the season. After the early snowstorms that had everyone waking up to a winter wonderland, staff at Mount Pakenham were able to move their opening day up a full week. The first runs of the year were ready on Saturday, Nov. 30. “The snow certainly helped,” said Joanne Clifford, the resort’s president. “Usually we have to make a lot more artificial snow before the runs are ready.” The park has been open to skiers and snowboarders on weekends, as has begun Friday openings last week as well. However, as of last week, the tubing, cross-country and snowshoe trails had yet to open. “It’s a lot of work to get all of the runs groomed and ready,” Clifford said. “We always hope to have everything open by Christmas time.” The resort employs more than 300 people in its winter season; each one of them is working hard to ensure the runs are opened as soon as possible. Still, Clifford says that this is one of the earliest starts the hill has had in a while. Mount Pakenham has been one of the town’s main winter attractions since it first opened in 1968, but Clifford says there was rarely the opportunity to open this early in the season. “The weather has to be below freezing to run the snow-making system,” she said. “Usually we are still making artificial snow until halfway through January.”

Clifford says that the park creates artificial snow throughout the whole season, due to its powdery qualities that are ideal for skiing and snowboarding, but having some real snow underneath is always helpful. “If this weather holds we should have the whole park up and running well before Christmas, which is great,” she said. RENOVATIONS

For the majority of this year, Mount Pakenham has been undergoing renovations. In the near future, the park will host a grand opening event where it will celebrate their new and improved lodge. “It’s been an ongoing thing,” Clifford said. “We needed to expand the lodge and put in more washrooms and seating. We’re in the final stretch now, though.” The upgrades to the ski lodge began in the spring and Clifford said she hopes to have them ready by Christmas as well. For more information on Mount Pakenham, visit www.mountpakenham.com. PEAKS REBOUNDS

Calabogie Peaks has recovered from the fire that crippled its snow-making machinery and is open full-time just in time for the Christmas holidays. The ski hill will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.’ Tubing for the holidays opens this Friday, Dec. 20 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The tubing runs will then be open Dec. 21 through Saturday, Jan. 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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www.johnyakabuski.com There were two announcements in December; the release of the latest edition of the so-called long-term energy plan on December 2 and on December 12 the Liberal’s announcement on how they plan to fund transit in the Greater Toronto Area, which will give little comfort to beleaguered taxpayers as they get ready for Christmas. The Long-term Energy Plan (LTEP) sounds more like an apology for the pain they’ve inflicted on energy consumers. It even has its own built-in messaging. The Liberals’ likely slogan for energy ratepayers is “this time we really mean it.” While it isn’t as dire a message as their 2010 version, it will still mean massive increases in the cost of electricity for many years to come. Much of this can be attributed to the government’s ill-considered decision to go all-in on wind and solar generation several years ago. It is clear that wind and solar are more social experiments than plans for reliable energy. The problem is the Liberal government has gone so far down this road now that it refuses to admit its mistakes. In 2011 the Auditor General made it crystal clear in his report that the government made no justifiable business case for proceeding the way it did with its Green Energy Act. As a result of its unwillingness to accept the consequences the Liberals are now doubling-down, or should I say tripling down, on their policy planning to nearly triple the amount of wind energy by 2032. Our white paper on Energy, “Paths to Prosperity: Affordable Energy”, which can be found at: http://www.ontariopc. com/white-papers makes it clear that Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC party would not continue with this disastrous plan. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the government has tabled a report by Anne Golden, indicating how it would pay for transit expansion in the GTA. The report offers two options: an increase in the gas tax by either 5 cents per litre, or 10 cents per litre. It seems that whenever the Liberals decide on a plan, it always includes new costs or new taxes to be levied against the people of Ontario. In the over 10 years I’ve been representing you at Queen’s Park, I’ve yet to see any commitment on the part of the government to find ways of reducing the waste, instead of dipping into the peoples’ pockets once again. It’s bad enough that the government currently refuses to share a portion of the gas tax with smaller rural municipalities, now they’re considering taking even more of your hard-earned money. As you know, I have advocated for a long time that rural communities should get their share of the gas tax back. Make no mistake friends, when this government talks about increasing a tax that’s exactly what they will do. They’ll never look at the other option, which is reducing spending. I need only remind you that spending was at $68 billion when the Liberals were elected in 2003. It is now over $126 billion and expected to rise by another $5 billion next year. Continuously raising taxes is just a lazy way to run the government; the tough decisions can be avoided by just going back to the people one more time. On a more personal note my family and I are looking forward to Christmas, as we always do. I’m sure you do as well. It’s an opportunity to spend some time together, exchange gifts, and celebrate the birth of our Saviour. We received a very special early Christmas present this year with the birth of another granddaughter. On November 16th our daughter Emily and her husband Tom were blessed with the birth of a beautiful baby girl - Adelaide Helena Colucci, weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. We are all grateful for her safe arrival. On behalf of all of us, may your Christmas be a blessed and merry one, and may 2014 be a happy and healthy one. 1219 R0082067653

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Lifestyle – Need a way to shed some of those pounds gained by indulging in too many Christmas goodies. There are 11 free public skates planned for the Nick Smith Centre over the Christmas-New Year’s holiday period. Tim Hortons in sponsoring 10 of the skates and Arnprior MinCom Kargus realtor Clint Pettigrew is holding his annual free family get-together the day after Boxing Day. Three of the Tim Horton skates are sched-

uled for before Christmas. They will be held this Sunday, Dec. 22 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Monday, Dec. 23 (1-3 p.m.) and Christmas Eve (11 a.m. to noon). Skaters have two chances to hit the ice for free Friday, Dec. 27. The Tim Hortons skate runs 1 to 3 p.m., with Pettigrew’s skate scheduled for 6 p.m. to the start of the Junior B Arnprior Packers game against Perth at 8 p.m. Pettigrew is providing free popcorn and hot chocolate and youngsters will have a

chance to skate with the Packers players. There are three other free Tim Hortons skates before the new year: Sunday, Dec. 29 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Monday, Dec. 30 (1 to 3 p.m.) and New Year’s Eve (11 a.m. to noon). The new year features three more Tim Hortons skates before school goes back in Monday, Jan. 6. The public skates are set for Thursday, Jan. 2 (1 to 3 p.m.), Friday, Jan. 3 (1-3 p.m.) and Sunday, Jan. 5 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Packers suffer two tough weekend losses Arnprior has another chance to solve Renfrew when it hosts Wolves this Friday Sean Marcellus

Sports – Last weekend was not so kind to the young Arnprior Junior B Packers as they dropped a 5-2 decision to Renfrew Friday evening before losing 4-2 to Perth Sunday afternoon. With the two losses, the Packers record falls to 13-10-2 which places them second in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Valley Division.

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Friday night saw the Packers head into Renfrew where a win would put them in a tie for first in the division. Unfortunately the young squad couldn’t get anything going and Renfrew consistently put the pressure on shift after shift. Special teams were a factor in this game, as Arnprior failed to score on three 5-on-3 power-play attempts and the Timberwolves answered with three power-play goals of their own on the way to a 5-2 victory. Dallas Farr and Chris Marchand scored for the Packers and Erik Miksik made 35 saves in the loss. PACKERS 2 PERTH 4

The Packers played a much stronger game Sunday afternoon in Perth, but still came away without a point as Perth goaltender Jeremy Wright won the goaltending battle, turning aside 36 shots as Perth came out on top 4-2. “The game could have went either way, the guys played hard and our de-

fence is beginning to step up and understand what they need to do to be successful,” said assistant coach Glenn Arthur. “A couple bad bounces cost us and with such a young team it’s going to happen at times.” Arnprior received goals from Dallas Farr and John McLean while Erik Miksik made 33 saves in the tough defeat. The Packers are next on the ice this Friday, Dec. 20 at the Nick Smith Centre at 8 p.m. when they again welcome the Renfrew Timberwolves. During a pre-game ceremony the Packers will pay tribute to long-time Arnprior referee Jake Rouleau who passed away last February. The Packers will play their final game before Christmas in Stittsville Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The Packers have two games between Christmas and New Year’s, hosting Perth Friday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. and travelling to Almonte Saturday, Dec. 28. PACKERS HONOURS

The Packers are pleased to announce that

17-year old forward Patrick McGrath has earned Packers Player of the Month honours after posting 7 goals and 4 assists in seven games played over the past month. In 25 games this season, the Arnprior native is third in Packers scoring with 14 goals and 22 points. In other team news, the Packers announced that 17-year old forward Dallas Farr has been named the Packers Player of the Week. Over two games this past weekend, the White Lake native had 2 goals and 1 assist. DEAL WITH OTTAWA WEST

The Packers have acquired 17-year-old forward Jake Gaudet and 19-year-old defenseman Jordan Kung from the Ottawa West Golden Knights in exchange for 20year-old forward Marc Shanks and 19-year old defenseman Justin Lafleur. With the move the Packers now have 11 players who are 17-years-old and younger, the future looks bright.

Hockey game to support paralyzed player Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

Sports – The teenage player paralyzed from the neck down after a freak accident during a hockey game in October is the focus of a fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 28 featuring the Arnprior Juvenile team. Brett Nugent, a Shawville Pontiacs Junior B player, suffered a spinal injury after he crashed into the boards. The electrical engineering student has undergone surgeries but the long-term prognosis doesn’t look favourable. The related costs will be enormous, said Terry Boyd of the West Carleton juvenile team. He should know: five years ago his son, 14 at the time, broke his neck during a game.

Hence an upcoming exhibition home game against the Arnprior juvenile team. “The hockey community rallied around my son. We thought of doing the same thing for Brett,” Boyd said. “It’s going to be a costly venture for the family. We thought it would be a good thing to help them out.” Boyd’s son has since recovered. Boyd’s understanding is that Nugent didn’t take a dirty hit before smashing into the boards. It was simply a bizarre accident. Teams on both sides of the river have jumped on board with fundraisers. Shawville’s tight-knit hockey community has launched a Facebook page and Twitter account to raise money and offer support to his family.

The Pontiacs held a ‘pack the rink’ night with proceeds going to Nugent. The Junior B Perth Blue Wings got with involved, too, holding fundraising activities at one of their games. A big part of the Dec. 28 West CarletonArnprior game will be a 50/50 draw, expected to raise in excess of $500, along with a post-game auction and party upstairs at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp. Donations are welcome, Boyd said. He said the event couldn’t be possible without the generous support of the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association. The ice time and food is covered. Tickets to the 8 p.m. game in Carp can be purchased from Boyd at his pro shop in the Kinburn Community Complex rink. Players are selling 50/50 tickets.


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Arnprior District High School girls senior volleyball team in action against the Opeongo Wildcats Dec. 10.

Valley Pride hosts tourney The Valley Pride bantam girls basketball team hosted a tournament Dec. 7 at Arnprior District High School. Above, Jessie Bryson grabs the ball from a Naismith player while Olivia McCormick, # 9, looks on. At left, Lorianne Trudel dribbles up the court. PHOTOS BY SHERRY HAAIMA/ METROLAND

Two more wins for ADHS hoopsters, volleyballers off to 2-1 early season start John Carter

men as they are off to a 4-0 start.

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Sports – The Arnprior District High School boys basketball teams swept a pair of games with Opeongo Dec. 10. Both the seniors and junior boys improved their records to 2-0 with the wins. Richard Jorgensen led the Senior Redmen with 16 points in a 59-32 win. Liam Hamel topped the juniors with 14 points in a 56-19 victory over Opeongo. The Redmen were scheduled to host General Panet Tuesday (after press deadline) in their final games before the Christmas break. ADHS returns to league action Jan. 7 with games against St. Joseph’s High School of Renfrew. The Senior Jaguars should provide a stern test for the high-flying Red-

The ADHS girls volleyball teams are both off to 2-1 starts, but had drastically different results when hosting Opeongo Dec. 10. The seniors edged Opeongo 3-2, while the juniors fell 30 to the Wildcats. The Seniors started the Upper Ottawa Valley high school season with a 3-1 loss to General Panet, which is off to a 2-0 start. However, the Redmen rebounded to edge ESJL 3-2 before beating Opeongo. The Juniors had defeated General Panet and ESJL both 3-0 before running into the strong Opeongo team. The volleyball squads return to action after the Christmas break with a full day of games Jan. 9 at Bishop Smith High School in Pembroke.

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The community donated a large amount of food and money for the Arnprior and District Food Bank during the McNab-Brae side firefighers breakfast with Santa Sunday at the White Lake fire hall. With some of the generous donations, from left, are Daren Whitwell, Dylan Whitewell, Mark Whitewell, Daniel Whitwell, Jeff and young Jude Climo, Sara Vincent, Sparky the fire safety dog, Devin Babin, Heidi Schwartz, Kira Desarmia and Kelly O’Rourke.

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Arnprior District High School hosted a send-off for snowboarder John Leslie, left, who is heading to the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. At the session, above, from left, are student athletic association representative Hailey Barr, ADHS vice-principal Angie McGrath, Leslie, teacher Cheryl Welbanks, teachers and Leslie’s former snowboard coaches Krista Petrie-Wallace and Karen Dodds, and Arnprior Deputy Mayor Dan Lynch. Leslie received an Arnprior flag and the first hat adorned with the town’s new logo.

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Sports – It was a chance to show John Leslie just how proud his hometown is of the 21-year-old’s snowboarding accomplishments. Leslie, 21, a graduate of Arnprior District High School, is set to compete in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. He is currently ranked eighth in the world in para-snowboardcross and his supporters at the school and in the community are thrilled that he’ll be heading to Russia in March. Leslie has worn a prosthetic leg since having an amputation because of childhood cancer, but that chal-

lenge has not slowed him down one bit. An active community member and former recipient of an Ontario Community Newspapers Association junior citizen of the year award, he continues to excel. ADHS hosted the athlete Dec. 3, when he visited to speak to several classes and the ski/snowboard team. It was also a chance to give him a proper send-off, with well wishes, donations and gifts from the school and Town of Arnprior. “John stands out not because of his disability but rather his character. He has always been a very mature, grateful and kind-hearted individual, both as a former ADHS student and

athlete,” said his former teacher and snowboard coach Krista Petrie-Wallace. “He never once in four years sought out special recognition when competing as a para-athlete in ablebodied races, even when he excelled. His passion for snowboarding is evident and we wish him the best of luck in his Paralympic journey.” ADHS representatives presented a cheque for $1,500 to help cover some of the costs associated with his training and travel. This may have been the last time Leslie, whose parents now live in Ottawa, will be back in Arnprior before the Paralympics. He is training in Banff and Whis-

tler and will compete in upcoming World Cups in the United States, Slovenia, and Spain. There’s been no shortage of local support for the home-town athlete. Arnprior Home Hardware, where Leslie once worked, raffled off a barbecue earlier this year to support Leslie’s Paralympic dreams. ARNPRIOR CAP

Deputy Mayor Dan Lynch brought greetings and gifts, including a Town of Arnprior flag and the first baseball cap with the town’s brand new logo. Leslie is grateful for the support and hopeful about the upcoming season.

While the 2018 Paralympics is where he really hopes to make a splash, he’s working as hard as he can to get ready for Sochi in 2014. “This is amazing, thank you all,” he said to the small group gathered in the ADHS library. “This is so cool – the whole adventure.” From intense training on and off the hill to Hudson’s Bay Company Paralympic clothing photo shoots, life’s a bit of a whirlwind for Leslie. He chuckled when relaying a bit of his photo shoot experience. “There were people doing my hair and make-up and models all around,” he said. “When that was finished they looked at me and said ‘Now, you look like a snowboarder’.”

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The Celtic culture was in the forefront when the recently formed McNab Celtic Heritage Society held the area’s first ever medieval feast Nov. 29 at the Masonic Hall in Arnprior to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. Organizers were delighted with the turnout of more than 60 for the feast. Left, young Grayson Campbell is resplendent in his kilt. Above left, Laird Leo Hughes sternly orders feasters not to throw their bones on the floor. Piper Bobby Smith entertained along with the Pin Bark Bunch. Among those also sharing centre stage were story-teller Mackie McLaren, Chamberlain Robert Carr, historian Robert Lamont and society president Boyd MacLaren.

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Large crowd enjoys annual seniors Christmas party Liz Wall Seniors at Home

Community - It was a full house when 240 seniors and their guests enjoyed the annual seniors Christmas party hosted by the team at ArnpriorBraeside-McNab Seniors At Home (ABMSH) Dec. 11. It was an afternoon of laughter, great conversations and lively entertainment provided by Smokey Rose and dinner music by John Steele on the piano. Bellies were full following a turkey dinner with all the trimmings as cooked and set out by Gib’s Catering. A visit from Saint Nick delighted the crowd with each receiving a handcrafted Christmas ornament as generously designed and created by ABMSH program co-ordinator Patti Jennings. One lucky lady left with $235 as winner of the 50/50 draw while others appreciated winning one of the nine door prizes donated by Arnprior Villa, Island View Suites, Nancy Paquette, Debi Connelly and Jennings. ABMSH executive director Dennis Harrington, assisted by, board member and chairman of the development committee Phyllis DohertyHereford and witnessed by Jennings, completed the draw of the agency’s annual cash raffle. Enjoying an early Christmas gift were the following

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Maggie Cadman, left, is the first lucky winner to be presented with her winnings from the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home’s annual cash raffle Dec. 11. Board member and chair of the transportation committee Donna Spencer is happy to share in the moment with Cadman at the Christmas party. For more photos of the party, see Page 32. winning ticket holders: first prize $600 – Marilyn Robertson, Arnprior; second $400 – Sandy Black, Castleford; third $200 – Maggie Cadman, Arnprior; fourth $100 – Brian Cavanagh, Pembroke; and fifth $100 – Carrie Jordon, Arnprior. Thank you to the following folks for their assistance and generosity that all helped in making the day a success: Mel’s Flowers, Prior En-

gagements, Smokey Rose, John Steele, Bernie Lynn, Gib and Sue McMullian, Donna and Garry Dowd, Reverend Leo Hughes, Sylvia Patterson, Sharon Gray, bartenders and staff of St. John Chrysostom Parish, Island View Retirement Suites, Arnprior Villa by Rivera, and all agency volunteers and staff. Time is running out on your opportunity to purchase a ticket on the

Arnprior Lions Club’s ‘Sport & Entertainment Package’. A $2 ticket gets you a chance to win the package, which includes three pairs of tickets to three different Ottawa Senators games at the Canadian Tire Centre, four tickets to ‘Disney on Ice’ at the CTC and two tickets to ‘War Horse’ at the National Art Centre.

tickets at the Canadian Tire Centre for Disney on Ice Saturday, Feb. 22; and two tickets to War Horse at the NAC on Saturday, Jan. 25. The winning tickets will be drawn on Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Arnprior Giant Tiger on Elgin Street. The winner will be notified by telephone.

LIONS RAFFLE

Only a few days left to ‘Pay It Forward’ with your pick from our Angel Tree, for the love of a senior, at Rona (on Madawaska Boulevard) and at our office (106 McGonigal St. West). The angels are designed for the needs of a senior or someone with special needs no matter the age. The steps are easy - drop by and pick an angel from the tree, bring it to our office and pay the appropriate amount (you will receive an official income tax receipt for all purchases $10 and over). Gift certificates are available for: frozen meals, hot meals, foot care and transportation. New this year, you can also get Pay it Forward for $15 that can be used to help someone with home maintenance, cleaning, snow removal, etc. Also available is a specially wrapped gift package for $15 ($27 value) that includes one Home Support 2014 Calendar, Angels in Grey magazine and an in-town transportation certificate.

The opportunity is now. Members of the Arnprior Lions Club are sponsoring the raffle package and have generously named our agency, the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program, recipient of the proceeds. The money will be budgeted towards the purchase of a new Para Transit Vehicle for Seniors at Home. Tickets are available at Shadez on Elgin Street, Pebbles Lotto Centre and Sox Plus both at the Arnprior Shopping Centre, the ABMSH office at 106 McGonigal St. West, and on this Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Arnprior Giant Tiger store and from members of the Lions Club. The total value of the package is $900 with one winner and includes the following prizes – Ottawa Senators three pairs of tickets for Boston Bruins on Saturday, Dec. 28, New York Rangers on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Detroit Thursday, Feb. 27; four

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Mother’s memories made her sombre during the holidays Lifestyle - My sister Audrey, I thought, was the smartest girl at the Northcote School. And I knew for a fact, she was the smartest of us five children. Couldn’t she braid grass, knit dishcloths, do crossstitch on tea towels, and recite the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm without forgetting a word? And so that day in December, it was my very clever sister Audrey who told me a secret about our mother that I believed with all my heart to be the gospel truth. And it also explained much as well why Mother did the things she did on occasion. Audrey said there was a perfectly good reason why Mother’s mind sometimes seemed to be a million miles away that time of year. I certainly was aware that her thoughts often seemed to be somewhere else, especially when I asked her a question about our own Christmas, which was coming up, and which filled me with great anticipation. And the day I asked her if she thought if I wrote a spe-

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cial letter to Santa Claus, and asked him for a pair of white galoshes with real fur down the fronts, just like bad Marguirite had, would I get them, and I saw a sadness come over her face. She didn’t answer right away, and when she did, I noticed a catch in her throat, as if she was going to cough, and she said I had to remember that Santa had a long list of children who wanted some things he just couldn’t supply. And I knew then I wouldn’t be seeing the white rubber galoshes with the fur down their fronts. I wasn’t too sure what Mother had to do with Santa’s decision. But I soon understood what my sister meant when she said sometimes our

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mother’s mind was a million miles away. It was mid-December. Time to put up the few decorations we had. There was the braided rope made of thin cardboard loops glued together and strung across the kitchen, corner to corner. There were the two hand-made wreaths for the frosted kitchen windows, and the big picture of Santa thumb-tacked to the stairwell door. Mother sat and looked at what had been done to try to make the kitchen (the only room in the house warm enough to sit in during the winter) presentable for the holiday season, and she let out a long sigh. Audrey said Mother was

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went to the blue sugar bowl in the back-to-the-wall cupboard to take out a few pennies from her “egg money.” And my sister said it was sometimes a sad time for Mother, even though the rest of the family was all caught up in the Christmas spirit out there in Renfrew County. Audrey said I wasn’t to think it was anything I had done to make mother sad. And that made me feel better. Not a lot better. But a little better just the same. And my very wise sister said to me that I was to try to make our mother forget about her life in that far-away city. And it had nothing to do about being good, she said. It had everything to do with trying to keep Mother’s mind busy in our home out there in Northcote. And I asked Audrey how I could do that. And being clever like she was, my sister had the perfect answer. I was to say often how pretty the kitchen was with its hand-made paper streamers stretched across the room, how I loved the smell of her mince-meat pies, and how

I loved going into Renfrew with her when she delivered her wares door-to-door. That seemed simple enough to me. And I like to think it worked, as I took my wise sister’s advice to heart. That year was not unlike any other Christmas on the farm during those lean Depression days. As the day grew closer, Mother’s mood changed. Baking consumed many hours. We five children could hardly contain our excitement. The Christmas concert was ahead of us, the smell of the big pine tree already in the corner of the kitchen filled the room, and there were whispers of secrets not to be shared. There was joy in the house.We would be celebrating the true meaning of Christmas in the Lutheran Church ... neighbours would come and go, and we would return their visits. And Mother, for a time, put behind her the memories of another time and another place. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type Mary’s name for ebook purchase details.

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remembering the many Christmas decorations she had when she lived in New York, and which she had described to my sister ... things like silver bells for the outside of the door, candlesticks made of pure white wax and glass holders in the shape of small pine trees for the dining room table. We didn’t even have a dining room on the farm in Northcote! Audrey said this time of year Mother tried but couldn’t get her Christmases in New York out of her mind. She remembered shopping in Macy’s Department Store, money to buy just about anything she wanted, glass decorations for the big tree in the parlour, and wrapping paper and ribbon in every colour in the rainbow to wrap the many presents she would buy. The way Audrey explained it, I knew then that Mother secretly pined for all that she had left behind in her beloved New York City, to come to the backwoods of Renfrew County, where every penny was hard-earned. And instead of going to the city bank for money, Mother

Community – Here comes Christmas … at the Arnprior Legion. When this hits the streets, there will only be five more sleeps. Probably short sleeps if you’re like most of us and still doing shopping, and wrapping and baking, but my Mom told me not to worry it will all come together. Hope she’s right!

Wonder if she learned that 20 years ago? SPECIAL BINGO

The bingo on Monday, Dec. 23 is a bingo not to miss - lots of extra games and goodies. Be sure to be there. Busy or not, take a break. Holiday season and things are still happening at the Legion and the lounge is open every day except Dec. 25. Hamburgers are still on for Dec. 28 and breakfast on Dec.

29. That should be good until dinner New Year’s Day. But, of course, there’s always food at bingo on Dec. 30, just to hold you over.

to welcome the new year and wish friends the best for 2014. Mark it on your calendar and pass on the information to members and friends.

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Check our website for information and events at Branch 174. Until next time, remember it’s the season to be jolly. Smile at everyone. Don’t worry if they look at you weird, it will likely make you smile more.

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Tina Noel, the Renfrew County Catholic school board’s lead in the Specialist High Skills Major Program, and the board’s superintendent of educational services Jaimie Perry are pleased the effort has been recognized with a major award. it supports students who need a different educational experience, meeting their interests and strengths and preparing them to be successful after graduation. “Students complete courses in their selected field and receive on-the-job training,” she explained. “The program keeps students engaged in school and places them in demand in the

workforce.” As an example, St. Joseph’s teacher Renee Turcotte notes that students in the health and wellness program have returned to school feeling confident and well-prepared for their classes. “The health and wellness program has a definite connection and relevance to this area and has been a successful addi-

tion to the course calendar,” she said. Turcotte also noted that Noel’s commitment and dedication to the program has ensured its success. “As a new teacher lead, her support and guidance for me during the initial implementation has been immeasurable,” she said. “She constantly researches and networks new and exciting professional development and reach-ahead opportunities that both engage and interest students and teachers alike. Her enthusiasm and faith in the program’s future is unwavering.” The board’s superintendent of educational services Jaimie Perry added his appreciation and congratulations to Noel. “I want to thank Tina for her ongoing work and leadership of the program, and congratulate her on the award. Her dedication and work ethic make her a most deserving recipient.” Noel, who has been leading the program since 2007, says there are many who contribute to the success of the program. “I am honoured to be a part of this award, and I want to thank other staff and teachers who are involved in the program, the board and local businesses for their support.”

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global stewards cherishing the environment and all life in it.” Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre board of directors chairman Wayne Remus is happy to have the support from the two largest school boards in Renfrew County. “We are very appreciative of the financial and in-kind support we have received from the RCDSB

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and the RCCDSB,” Remus said. “This partnership offers students a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. The old growth forest at the Shaw Woods is an amazing natural resource and making students aware of its many ecosystems helps them appreciate our natural environment.”

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door Educational Centre,” said its chairman Bob Schreader. “We believe it provides excellent value to our students. We have received many positive comments from both teachers and students who have used this facility over the past year. “This program aligns with our board’s vision statement in which we are called to claim our role as

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News - The Renfrew County public and Catholic school boards are providing a unique education opportunity to Renfrew County students through a partnership with the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre. Both school boards have committed funding for the volunteerbased, not for profit, charitable organization that will provide curriculum based outdoor education programs to its students. The money will help the centre continue to employ its educational co-ordinator and keep user fees at a minimum. “We appreciate the value of programs like this for our students,” said public school board chair David Kaiser. “This partner-

Community - Claxton fruit cakes and Civitan playing cards, fundraising projects of the Pakenham and District Civitan Club, are available at businesses in Pakenham until Christmas. At $5 each, either one would make a great Christmas stocking stuffer or hostess gift, say organizers of the Christmas campaign.

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Lifestyle – A special skills program for high school students has received a national innovation award. The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) has presented the Ontario education ministry’s Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) with its Innovative Management Gold Award. All of the program’s board leads, including Tina Noel of the Renfrew County Catholic school board, were invited to attend the presentation. The award celebrates and encourages innovative managerial initiatives in public administration. The program, offered at St. Joseph’s and Bishop Smith high schools, allows students to focus on a career path, learning specific job skills, and earning credits and industry certifications. The program includes health and wellness, hospitality, and tourism and transportation courses. Recent data show that the percentage of Grade 11 and 12 Renfrew County Catholic board students in the program reached 15.7 per cent, a significantly higher footprint than the provincial average of 9.1 per cent. Noel, who has applauded for her leadership role in the implementation of the program, says

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Hydro rates to soar as province unveils long term energy plan Steph Willems steph.willems@metroland.com

News - Ontario residents can expect to continue paying more for electricity, even after years of significant rate increases. That was the key information contained within the province’s LongTerm Energy Plan announced by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli Dec. 2. Released every three years, the plan maps out the chosen generation methods for the province’s energy requirements while forecasting how that generation will impact rates going forward. The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan had little good news for those hoping for a reprieve on their bills. Rates are forecast to increase dramatically in the next several years, to the tune of 42 per cent by 2018, a figure which includes the scheduled removal of the 10 per cent Ontario Clean Energy Benefit. For an average home using 800 kilowatt hours of hydro per month, this would mean monthly bills would rise from $125 to $178 by 2018. By 2032, the end of the plan’s time frame, this bill would be $210. Chiarelli stressed the projections from this plan are lower than that of the 2010 plan due to measures taken to lower the cost of electricity generation. A number of actions, including scrapping plans to build new nuclear capacity and changes to an agree-

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Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli is seen speaking in Ottawa in early 2013. On Dec. 2, Chiarelli unveiled the province’s Long Term Energy Plan, which will see hydro rates increase 42 per cent over the next five years. ment with Samsung – the contract at the heart of the 2009 Green Energy Act - are among the mitigating factors taken in the past year to rein in rate inflation. “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations right across the province,” Chiarelli said in a statement. “Our vision for Ontario is to create a clean, affordable and reliable energy system that focuses on

conservation and addresses regional needs.” Under the 2013 plan, Ontario will continue to pursue renewable energy generation options, meaning more subsidized wind and solar, as well as increased hydroelectric generation. Coal-powered generation will be phased out by the end of 2013, and with plans for new nuclear capacity cancelled, production from that sector will eventually represent less than

half of the province’s power mix. Opposition parties, who had been turning up the heat on the governing Liberals in recent months over hydro rates, spoke out following the release of the plan. In legislature, Progressive Conservative energy critic Lisa MacLeod dubbed the document a “short-term energy plan,” saying the government “has a lot of nerve to come into the assembly and tell Ontarians they are not going to be paying as much originally projected.” MacLeod cited the continuing loss of manufacturing jobs in the province as a product of the province’s energy policies. “According to many of the stakeholders I have spoken to, the LTEP is nothing more than a candy store – something for everyone – procuring 300 megawatts of wind and 140 megawatts of solar in 2014 and 2015, even though the province does not need the power,” said MacLeod. “(Ratepayers) are tired of it, they can’t afford it, they want it to stop.” New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath said in a release that the latest energy plan was the government’s way of distracting voters from its own past policy decisions. “The Liberal government is scrambling to take some long overdue steps today, but they’re still on the same old path that’s left Ontarians with the highest hydro bills in the country,” said Horwath. She said that off-peak hydro rates

– which consumers were encouraged to take advantage of – have risen 40 per cent since the last energy plan in 2010, while overall hydro bills have doubled since the Liberals took office. “This doesn’t cut it for families who were expecting real relief from bills that keep climbing,” stated Horwath. Under the new plan, the existing Industrial Electricity Incentive for large hydro users would continue, and the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program would be extended to 2016. Any continuation of the clean energy benefit, set to expire at the end of 2015, would require “legislative changes” and “take into account a number of factors, including the province’s financial situation.” In keeping with the “conservation over generation” theme of the plan, the government plans to lower energy usage during excessive peak times (such as summer heat waves) by expanding demand response to participating businesses, thus lowering energy usage – and generation costs – during these times. Incentives for homeowners to upgrade the efficiency of their homes were floated in the plan, a move that would see the cost of retrofits applied to the homeowner’s hydro bill. Like the home retrofit incentives, the plan contains a number of tentative ideas for future consideration. including the importing clean energy from neighbouring jurisdictions.

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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (New Year’s 2014) Tuesday, December 31, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 10:30 a.m.

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McAllister Ford team rallies in support of the food bank Community – Christmas and the time leading up to it. The excitement, the joy, children, family - a moment to reflect. All a part of this magic time we call Christmas. To the group at McAllister Ford in Arnprior and Renfrew, it also means a chance to be thankful and give back, help others, and smile. McAllister Ford’s business manager Craig Coad came to the company with a request to donate a portion of its profits in the month of December to a good cause in the community. He asked that it not be advertised, but just “do it because ….” Recognizing the initiative in sales, Sue, David and Marc of the McAllister service department came to management with an idea to raise a few bucks. They sold McAllister coffee mugs to the public and the dealership’s management matched the amount raised. As a result, the McAllister Ford team was happy to share the news Monday with its friends, families and customers that it is donating $1,000 to the Arnprior District Food Bank this Christmas. “So from Bill and Kathy, Nancy, Jeannie, Taylor, Pat, Craig, Gary, Walter, Clare, Joe, Barb, Urban, David, Sue, Marc, Bill, Jamie, Big John and Junior, the very merriest of Christmas to all and thank you for a wonderful year.”

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Recently, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, industry giant AOL Autos announced it selected Infiniti’s Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) as a finalist for its 2013 Technology of the Year Award. Available on Infiniti’s QX60 and QX60 Hybrid luxury crossover, BCI is an advanced active safety system that can detect objects the driver may miss when backing up and even apply the brakes momentarily to get the drivers attention. AOL Autos’ annual Technology of the Year award recognizes vehicle manufacturers from around the world who have elevated the industry by incorporating technology into their vehicles that advance the connectivity, telematics, active safety and fuel economy of cars and trucks on the road today. Following an online popular vote at AOL Auto’s website (completed as of this date), this year’s winner will be announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. But that’s not all for Infiniti’s flagship crossover. For eight years, IntelliChoice.com and AutoPacific.com have teamed up for the annual Motorist Choice Awards, recognizing vehicles that marry both high consumer satisfaction and outstanding ownership value over time. This year, IntelliChoice recognized the Infiniti QX60 twice, as the premium segment winner in both the “People Mover” and “Kid Friendly” categories. Each year, AutoPacific polls more

than 50,000 new vehicle buyers on 48 key attributes, determining overall buyer satisfaction with their purchase. Concurrently, IntelliChoice monitors cost of ownership metrics for more than 2,000 different models and trim lines to compile a holistic view of what a car might cost over a five year period. Results from both AutoPacific and IntelliChoice are aggregated into one analysis that recognizes vehicles scoring high in both categories, The Motorist Choice Awards. Not to be outdone by its bigger cousin, the QX50 took a major award recently. Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com) recognized Infiniti’s QX50 in the highly competitive Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover class as having the best resale value among its peers, citing it offers an “intriguing combination of sportiness, sophistication and practicality.” Infiniti’s Q30 Concept, the next step in Infiniti’s strategy to expand into new premium segments, made its North American debut recently in Los Angeles. The sleek, seductive Q30 Concept is the design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle with a contemporary, individualized character for a new generation of premium customers. The compact premium segment is forecast for significant growth with the entry of young-minded affluent customers. “The Infiniti Q30 Concept is highly predictive of a new head-turning premium compact that we will launch in early

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age or anti-freeze containers left out where they could spill or be chewed on. Thirsty and curious pets will lap up anti-freeze. Just a few licks can be fatal. Lock up anti-freeze containers and clean up spills immediately. Pets are not able to get enough water from licking ice or eating snow. A heated dish is an essential tool for cold climates. The water stays cold, but doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t freeze. Most of the electrical cords on these types of bowls are protected with a wire spiral wrap. Not recommended for dogs that chew. Outdoor pets require additional food for energy and maintaining body heat in harsh climates. Dogs walking in snowy areas may get large ice balls between their pads, causing the dog to limp.

Be sure to keep ice clear from this area. For dogs that have a lot of hair between the pads, keeping it clipped shorter will help with ice ball formation. Dog boots offer protection to those dogs that will tolerate wearing them. Salt, sand and chemical de-icers can lead to dry, chapped and potentially painful paws. This will encourage the pet to lick their paws, and ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation and upset. Wash off your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet after a walk with a warm wet washcloth cloth. Frozen rivers, lakes and ponds! Animals donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize what â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thin iceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is. Once they fall in, it is very difficult for them to climb out and hypothermia is a very real and life-threatening danger.

Most deaths occur when a rescue is made, killing both the dog and the rescuer. Cats will seek warmth where they can get it and that may be the warmth of an engine. Before starting your car, knock on the hood or honk the horn to scare off any cats. Another danger is clothes dryers. Always check to make sure your cat hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sneaked in that cozy warm space inside the dryer. The rule of thumb, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too cold for you to go outside than it is most likely too cold for your pet. Ian owns and operates Wags & Whiskers Dog and Cat Grooming and Puppy Kindergarten at 118 John St. North, Arnprior. For comments or suggestions, he can be reached at 613-623-6200 or wagswhiskers@ hotmail.com.

Families urged to take steps to prepare homes, cars for cold News - As cold weather settles over Ontario and snow blankets many areas of the province, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is offering several tips to make sure Ontarians are ready for winter emergencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The winter months can be a dangerous time for home fires and carbon monoxide risks,â&#x20AC;? warns Ontario fire marshal Ted Wieclawek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put together an emergency survival kit and pay close attention to potential fire and carbon monoxide hazards related to the use of generators and alternative forms of heating.â&#x20AC;? A few simple steps will help families prepare their homes and cars for emergencies or winter power outages: â&#x20AC;˘ Every Ontario family should have an emer-

gency survival kit that includes, food, water, a flashlight and medication needed to be safe and for at least three days after a disaster. â&#x20AC;˘ Inspect your existing kit to replace any outof-date food or beverages. â&#x20AC;˘ Install or inspect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms - they can be electrically powered, battery powered, or a combination of both. â&#x20AC;˘ Have a winter driving survival kit in your car that includes a shovel, blanket, extra clothing and footwear. â&#x20AC;˘ In a power outage, use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns instead of candles or hurricane lamps. If you must use a candle, place it in a secure holder, cover it with a glass chimney, and keep it away from children and pets.

â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure you use portable generators, space heaters and barbecues safely. â&#x20AC;˘ If you must be outside during cold weather or a snowstorm, avoid overexertion, wear several layers of clothing, wear waterproof and insulated boots and regularly check for frostbite. If you lose heating in your home, keep water running, even at a trickle, to help prevent pipes

from freezing and bursting. In an average year, more Canadians die from exposure to winter cold than from tornadoes, lightning and windstorms combined. The coldest day on record in Ontario occurred on Dec. 29, 1933, with temperatures of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 38.9° C in Ottawa and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 45° C in Algonquin Park.

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Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon presents the Wellness Challenge Cup in recognition of county staff for participating in several different health and wellness initiatives in October. For example, the Renfrew County Housing Corporation hosted Healthy Friday Snack days to promote smart nutritional choices. Miramichi Lodge had a site specific competition of Scrabble to come up with as many words as possible from the Healthy Workplace motto Body Counts, Mind Matters. More than 60 staff participated. The longest word created was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;documentationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The paramedics held a base-to-base walking step count competition, tracking their daily steps. Other events were Hoops for Charity, Denim and Sports Jersey Days to fundraise for the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre, wellness clinics, defibrillator demonstrations, bingo, a flu shot promotion and more. The Wellness Cup Challenge had an increase of more than 22 per cent in participation by county staff over last year. With a 77 per cent participation score, the combined team of Finance /POA/IT, Human Resources, and Development and Property are this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellness Cup champions. From the beginning of October this team started daily walking groups, participated wholeheartedly in the Connect With Others Bingo and embraced the essence of Healthy Workplace Month. Public works was a close second with 72 per cent participation and the 2011 and 2012 defending champions from Social Services finished third

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This handsome boy is Teagan! Teagan is a very social two year old neutered tabby. He is friendly and affectionate, he likes attention and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind being carried & petted. Teagan is curious, playful & likes to explore. He gets along well with other cats but likes his own space too. Teagan would love to ďŹ nd a forever home before Christmas!

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French teacher Jenny Solar plays guitar and sings along with the rest of the St. Joseph Catholic school choir during the annual Christmas concert at St. John Chrysostom church on Tuesday, Dec. 10. It was a packed room again this year as performers sang classics such as Away in a Manger, This Little Light of Mine, and Go tell it on the Mountain, before capping off the night by encouraging all to join them in a rousing version of Shine Jesus Shine.

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Starting off the night on the right foot is Darlene Guindon and Cathy Finner’s grade 2 and 3 students. They took to the alter stairs with Carry Your Candle.

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2 BEDROOM Apt, fridge, stove, heat, parking included. Tenant pays hydro. $790+hydro. For viewing 1 bedroom apartment for call or text 613-899-6593 rent in a secure building in downtown Renfrew. 2 bedroom apt, main floor, Available February 1st. huge backyard & porch. 2 $539 per month, has park- blocks to main st of Rening and laundry room. Call frew but very quiet on Bujold Properties dead end. $850 per month 613.432.0789 or includes water. Tenant pays gas heat & hydro. 613.312.0319 after hours First & last & references. 1 Bedroom Apartment- Showings on Dec. 6 & 7. Towne Centre-$675 Jan 613.471.1396 1/14. Two minute walk from downtown, mature 2 bedroom apt open contenants only, 2nd floor, no cept with sky lights, top pets, 613-623-0866. floor, 248 Lynn St. Renfrew, $720 plus heat & hydro, available first week of BIRTHDAY January. 613.433.5937 2 BEDROOM CONDO, clean, quiet and bright, Campbell Court, 124 Daniel St, S, Arnprior, secure building, non-smoking, 5 appliances, parking included. $960 per month, close to shopping. Call 613-623-6498

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Convenient Downtown location in Arnprior. 1 bedrm apt. $700./month & 2 bedrm apt. $725./month includes water & parking. Tenant pays gas & hydro, Please call Greg Townley Broker of Record, Mather 2 BEDROOM spacious Insurance & Real Estate apartment. $650 plus 613-282-7125. utilities. Lochiel St Renfrew. Newly renovated. DOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR 1 bedroom, heat included. 613-432-04144 $575+hydro. First and last, 3 BEDROOM, 2 storey no smoking, no pets, emreference. brick house on large lot, ployment 75 Poole Street, Arnprior. 613-433-6000 Gas heat, $850+utilities. Available January 1st, In Renfrew looking for ma613-623-5801. ture couple for 4 bedroom - in a four plex. Fridge & Apartment for rent, 2 bed- stove included, room newly renovated, 75 $700/month plus heat and Daniel Street Arnprior, hydro, first & last, No $900 all inclusive, pets, call 613.333.5283, Available December 1st, leave clear message 613-623-0576

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The family of the late Donnie Schnob would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cathy Greenough, for her many years of care with Donnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lung problems â&#x20AC;&#x201C; work related fibrosis. Thanks to all the nurses at the Arnprior Hospital, for all their compassionate care for his month long stay, also to staff and friendly workers. Thanks to Vicki Murdoch for all her advice and guiding us through his passing. Thanks to Father Ryan for the last rights, prayers and blessings for Donnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. Thanks to relatives, family, and friends who visited Donnie in the hospital, also for phone calls, cards, flowers, food, etc. All very much appreciated. The Schnob Family

The family of the late Keith Fulford would like to express their sincere appreciation to our family, friends and neighbours for their sympathy, ďŹ&#x201A;owers, cards, food, and donations at the time of our loss. A special thanks to Larry and Heather who were always there, Dr.Robson and Dr. Kim for their compassion and care, and Ottawa General Hospital ICU staff and nurses.

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My wife Wilhelmina (Willy) has finished her end of life journey. I have found it a most difficult journey to travel and to observe. Having said that, I must acknowledge the help we both received. That help started with our family doctor (Dr. J. Matosh) and went to include several other doctors. Community Care Assess Center, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Groves Park Lodge and Goulet Funeral Home. Management and staff of all, dealt with both of us with the highest professional standard and showed both compassion and sensitivity. I knew that Willy was safe and well cared for. I must also thank our friends and neighbours for their support and kind thoughts. Jasper Lafrance

The family of the late Thomas Kenneth McCafferty would like to express their sincere thanks to all our friends, relatives and neighbours for all donations of food, ďŹ&#x201A;owers, cards, condolences & well wishes, also donations for the Centershot Archery Program during our time of sorrow. Thank you to Rev Don Anderson minister and dear friend of Tom. Thanks to Isobel Kristijan and the Choir of St. Andrews United Church Calabogie. Pierre Desmarais for his rendition of Amazing Grace, Face to face with Jesus & I can only imaging Ron Howe for his poem written especially for Tom â&#x20AC;&#x153;Work In Usâ&#x20AC;? Powerful! Thank you to Marjorie Watts & all who assisted her for the delicious lunch & such kindness in serving it. Thanks to Natasha Goulet & staff of Goulet Funeral Home for their excellence and professional services.

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¸ Security building, Apts recently redecorated, ample kitchen cabinets and closets. ¸ Close to shopping and medical services. ¸ Elevator and Laundry on site. ¸ 1 bedroom $745+utilities ¸ 2 bedroom $835+utilities ¸ Please respectfully no pets / no smoking. ¸ Free Parking

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COMING EVENTS CLR487844

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3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unďŹ nished basement, one parking spot. $1071 per month plus utilities.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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FIREWOOD FOR SALE All Hardwood Cut, split, and delivery available.

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Leaps & Bounds is looking for

Contract RECE teachers in the new year. Toddler/preschool experience. Please submit resumes no later than Dec. 27th to leapsandbounds@adccs.ca

Reporter (5-month term) Metroland East

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corporaon, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informaon to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown signiďŹ cantly in recent years in terms of audience and adversers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re connuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connecon to the community. For further informaon, please visit www.metroland.com. THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East is seeking a reporter, for a community paper for a temp posng January 1- June 1, 2014. The posion is based out of Oawa. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES This posion requires strong wring and an ability to come up with fresh story ideas. The candidate will be expected to produce clean, quick, and interesng stories on a variety of topics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; news, features and sports. As well as reporng for our newspaper, the successful candidate should have mulmedia skills, as they will also be required to provide online content. WHAT WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE LOOKING FOR The successful candidate must be able to work well with others, be organized, mul-task under ght deadlines, and have solid news judgment. Evening and weekend work will be required.

If working for a highly energized, compeve team is your ideal environment, please email your resume to

Deadline for applicaons is Dec. 21st, 2013 Job category: media

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PART-TIME CLEANER Cleaning of Township buildings in and around Calabogie.

Please forward your written cover letter and resume in confidence, by 4:00 pm December 20, 2013 to: Jamie Doering Public Works Manager Township of Greater Madawaska 19 Parnell St., PO Box 180 Calabogie ON K0J 1H0 Applications also accepted by fax 613-752-2617 or Public Works fax 613-752-1459 and email: roads@greatermadawaska.com. I wish to thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Applicants must possess: â&#x20AC;˘ a journalism degree or diploma; â&#x20AC;˘ experience in photography; â&#x20AC;˘ experience in online journalism; â&#x20AC;˘ experience with page layout using InDesign; â&#x20AC;˘ strong knowledge of social media; â&#x20AC;˘ valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence and access to a vehicle.

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PLEASE FAX RESUME TO 613-431-8293

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Musician wanted immediately to help plan and provide musical accompaniment for our worship services at the United Churches of Bethel Kinburn and St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitzroy Harbour. For more information please contact Anita Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arcy at 613-623-3642. You may also apply by e-mail to admin-fpc@bellnet.ca or by writing Fitzroy Pastoral Charge, 184 Carleton Street, Fitzroy Harbour ON K0A 1X0

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Manufacturing Engineer Nylene Canada Inc., a producer of Nylon Polymer and Carpet Fibre in Arnprior Ontario, has an immediate career opportunity for a team oriented process technical leader. This position requires a recognized degree in a Chemical or Mechanical engineering discipline with 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 years of related experience; a professional designation or the ability to acquire same would be desirable. Practical knowledge in all facets of a manufacturing environment with a focus on process, projects and support functions is required. Experience and knowledge of polymer and co-polymer production is a desired asset. Your excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities, along with your good leadership, supervisory, managerial, planning and interpersonal skills will serve you well in this challenging career position. You will be responsible for the oversight, control, development, and troubleshooting of processes as well as the implementation of associated projects that may result. To the successful candidate, Nylene Canada Inc. will provide a competitive compensation package and personal growth and advancement opportunities. Please forward your resume to: Human Resources Department Nylene Canada Inc. 200 McNab Street Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 3P2 Or email to: bob.clouthier@nylene.com We thank all the applicants for applying. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No agencies please. CLR490815

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

DECEMBER 21ST

HOARE In memory of Elise Hoare, who left us on Dec. 27, 2006

COUNTY OF RENFREW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Renfrew in the Ottawa Valley stretches from the outskirts of Canada's capital, the City of Ottawa, along the shores of the historic Ottawa River to the northern tip of Algonquin Park's wilderness in the west. The County offers diversity of cultures, recreational opportunities, and lifestyle choices.

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Public Works & Engineering is responsible for all facets of the leadership of the Public Works Department and the management and administration of the County’s Public Works infrastructure including 812 km of urban and rural roadways, drainage systems, 250 bridges, and traffic control devices, as well as operation of the civic addressing and 911 systems.

You had wanted to go You were weary you said We were holding your hands As we stood by your bed. When it came your time It was hard to let go Because each of our hearts Were hurting us so. Now your spirit is free To soar at will But my amazing dear mom We’re all missing you still. Always cherished in our memories Iona and girls

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: x x

IN MEMORIAM

In addition to a competitive salary ($113,070 – $129,033 per annum) and a comprehensive benefit package, the County of Renfrew offers exemplary values, strong community spirit, a rural quality of life, well maintained infrastructure and an outdoor recreation paradise, all of which help to create a productive environment for personal growth and success. Please send your resume, stating Competition #14-02, by 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014 to:

There’s a family who misses you dearly, In a home where you used to be, There’s a family who wanted to keep you, But God willed it not to be, You left us many happy memories, And a sorrow too great to be told, But to us who loved you and lost you, Your memory will never grow old.

BRYDGES, Allan

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December 6, 2010

CLEMENS SACKMANN

He was taken without any warning, His going left hearts filled with pain; But though he is gone from amongst us, In our hearts he will always remain.

Always loved, Goldie and Family

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

1932 - December 24, 2012

Lots of love, Mom & Dad, Dorothy, Tracey and Keith, Brent Glen & Elaine, Harvey & Gail, all your nieces and nephews

The face I loved is now laid low, His loving voice is still, The hand so often clasped in mine Lies now in death’s cold chill. I often sit and think of him When I am all alone, For memory is the only friend That grief can call its own.

Guardy D. Campbell September 23, 1934 December 1, 2010 In our hears you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day Love Jean and The Family CLR488983

Equivalent to university graduation in Civil Engineering. Licensed Professional Engineer. x Senior management level experience in engineering, preferably in the municipal environment. x Broad range of experience in a variety of areas including all disciplines of Civil Engineering, administration and management, finance and accounting, statute, contract and common law, fleet procurement and management, and computer applications to engineering and management. x Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. x Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written form. x Valid Class G driver’s licence. x Post-graduate studies in Public/Business Administration and/or AMCT designation would be considered an asset.

HOGAN, Bill In loving memory of a cherished husband, father and grandfather who passed away December 23, 1992.

last day to order Lotto MRI Tickets. Phone 613.732.2811 Ext 7408 to help bring MRI to the County.

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In loving memory Wife Rose CLR490548

PEPLINSKI, Mary In loving memory of a very special mom December 19, 2010 We miss you And we love you Mom

Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: hrinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca (in MS Word or pdf format)

All our love Max, Linda & family

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. 1219.CLR491437

In loving memory of

HELP WANTED

Mary Peplinski

COUNTY OF RENFREW

1924 – 2010 Three years have passed, our hearts still sore As time rolls on, we miss you more Your welcome smile & pleasant face No one can fill that vacant place Felix & Pauline & family

Errol Rousselle

Employment Opportunity

BONNECHERE MANOR Long Term Care Home Bonnechere Manor, a safe and caring community to live, work and enjoy life.

REGISTERED NURSE Part Time Qualifications: x A Registered Nurse with a current certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario with annual mandatory licensing renewal x The ability to work any shifts, be available for short-notice call-ins and to maintain regular attendance is required Compensation: Start - $37.22 x 1 Year - $41.17 x 2 Years - $43.38 x 3 Years - $48.84 x 25 Years - $49.71 Please note, starting salary is adjusted based on proof of relevant past RN experience at the rate of one increment for every year of experience with the exception of the 25 year rate which requires 25 years of experience. CLR491279

For a complete job description and qualifications, please see the County of Renfrew website at http://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/departments/human-resources/unionized-job-descriptions/

You sang with a voice proud & strong Oh yes I remember Oh Donna You really could sing a fine song I remember you played Beatle music You really could play it quite well The people would take time to listen For it came from your heart they could tell But one sad night I remember It was Dec of 14 you finished A gig you were playing But you didn’t come home anymore God must have called you to Heaven To play your guitar in his band But someday we’ll see you up yonder We’ll meet in this wonderful land

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From I’ll give you a daisy a day dear

Joyce Leach



December 12, 2012

Gone but always remembered Mother Jean Murphy Brothers David Rousselle & Allan Rousselle

Please send your resume, stating Competition #14-01, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 to: Human Resources, County of Renfrew 9 International Drive, Pembroke ON K8A 6W5 EMAIL: hrinfo@countyofrenfrew.on.ca (in MS Word or pdf format)

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

Remembering a battle hard fought, months of coping with a broken heart You are in our thoughts each day, our memories will never fade away. Hope you both celebrated June 8th, your Golden Anniversary date! Love Nancy, Brian, Donna, Cathy & families



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Sister Nancy Wilson

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, Dennis and Jeanette Wayne and Gayle and Family CLR490344

In loving memory of

Mary Stacia Peplinski December 19, 2010 We seem to see in the soft dim light A face we love the best; Recalling her as the sun’s last rays Go down in the far off west. We miss her more as time goes on, We can never close our hearts; And the lamp of our love still burns. Her heart the truest in all the world, Her love the best to recall; None on earth could take her place, She is still the dearest of all. Love always Julie Peplinski and family

Alp, Corinne (nee Lynn) 12 June 1923 – 8 December 2013 Corinne passed away peacefully, early Sunday morning December 8, 2013, at the Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre in Ottawa, at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Victor Alp (2012), mother Mary Belle (nee Munro) Lynn, father Hugh Lynn, step mother Catherine (nee Hall) Lynn, sister Lois Lynn, and brother Mickey Lynn. Survived by brother Jim Lynn, nieces Janet (Edouard) Vaillancourt, Mary Ellen Lynn, niece-in-law Margaret (Ven) Bedward, and several other great nieces and nephews, in-laws and close cousins. Born and raised in Temiscaming, Quebec, Corinne went on to study and graduate from nursing at the Oshawa General Hospital. It was in Oshawa that she met and married her husband Victor Alp. Together they returned to live in Temiscaming where they both worked for the Canadian International Paper company. Corinne began her career as the CIP’s town health nurse subsequently moving on to operating room nurse and hospital administrator at the Temiscaming General Hospital. She and Vic spent many years in Temiscaming enjoying family and friends before moving on to Quesnel, BC for a brief period and then back to Ottawa where they settled in to new employment – Vic working as an electrician for the Canadian Mint and Corinne working in a pediatrician’s office until retirement. Corinne and Vic celebrated 66 years of marriage before Vic’s passing in 2012. During her lifetime, in addition to her much loved nursing career and family and friends, Corinne enjoyed gardening, numerous artistic hobbies, engaging conversations, reading (to include her daily newspaper – a must), crosswords, current politics, their boxer dogs, and time spent at camp on Lake Temiscaming. Our much loved Corinne was an incredible personality and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Corinne’s doctors, nurses, and caregivers in both Gatineau 1 South and Ottawa 1 West at the Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street North, Arnprior Visitations were at 10:15 a.m. on Friday December 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Braeside, Ontario. Funeral mass was at 11:00 a.m., followed by reception. Spring interment Temiscaming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca

Sister Nancy Wilson was born in Perth on July 22, 1932 the fourth of ten children of Ruberta Mary White and William Alfred Wilson. She received her elementary education at St. John’s Separate School where she was taught by the Sisters of Providence. She attended Perth Collegiate Institute and near the end of high school she applied to Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Kingston and was accepted for the September class. However, after having the idea suggested to her about becoming a Sister and having read a couple of books about religious life, she knew within her heart that that was what she wanted to be – a Sister of Providence to care for those in need. When she told her parents that she wanted to enter in August, her father suggested that she wait for six months and enter in February. During those six months she worked in the shoe store and had time to reflect on her decision. It never changed. On February 2, 1952 she entered and made her First Profession of vows two years later. In 1954 she began her teaching career at St. Joseph’s School in Arnprior while she took the two Pre-Teachers’ College Summer Courses. In 1956 she went to Toronto Teachers’ College and obtained her teaching certificate. After teaching at St. Peter’s in Kingston, St. Carthagh’s in Tweed and St. Mary’s in Trenton, she became the local superior of the community in Chesterville, taught Grade seven and eight and was principal of the school at the same time. After teaching grades seven and eight, being principal and local superior at St. Gregory’s in Picton from 1969 – 1972 she spent the next year at the University of Windsor where she obtained her BA. Then she moved into teaching high school at St. Francis School in Smiths Falls. In 1975 she returned to Arnprior as principal of the school. In 1978 she was elected to the General Council but remained in Arnprior until 1985 at which time she was elected General Superior and served in this position until 1989. At the completion of her term of office as General Superior she studied at Regis College in Toronto and earned a Masters of Theological Studies. She returned to Arnprior bringing her leadership skills, her experience and theological studies to her pastoral ministry at St. John’s Parish until she moved to Kingston in 2009. She was assigned as Coordinator of the Marian I Community at the Motherhouse and was a member of the Process of Membership Committee. She remained in these positions until her loving God called her home on November 14, 2013. Sister Nancy made many friends in the different communities where she served many, of whom were the recipients of her care and attention. She was tireless and unrelenting in her service to the poor and marginalized. Sister Nancy is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, John, William and Paul. She is survived by her brothers, Gerald (Irma) of Regina and Robert of Kitchener and by her sisters, Betty Patterson of Ottawa, Sister Irene of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul of Kingston, Marlene (Jim) Lynch of Omaha, Nebraska and Sue (Neil) Alder of Smiths Falls. She will be fondly remembered by her family, her many friends, and by the members of her religious congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial, held in the Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion, Providence Motherhouse, Kingston, on Monday, November 18 was presided over by Most Rev. Brendan M. O’Brien, Archbishop of Kingston, assisted by members of the clergy. Rev. Patrick Dobec, a good friend and former pastor of St. John’s, Arnprior, was the homilist. Several members of the clergy from the Diocese of Pembroke as well as many family members and friends were in attendance.

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DEATH NOTICE

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FULTON, Raymond Robert Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at the Almonte General Hospital on Monday, December 9, 2013. Raymond Fulton Of Cedar Hill, ON., at the age of 83. Cherished husband and soul mate to Isobel for 62 years. Loving father to Michael (Karen), Lynn (Carl), Leanne (Ron), and Gary (Peggy). Proud grandpa of Tyler, Jessie (Donny), Jillian, Adam, Terri (Joey), Alexandra, Robert (Kelsey) and David. Special great-gramps to Gracie, Carson, and Nathan. Predeceased by his parents J.C. and Effie and his brother Arthur. Survived by his sister Helen and sister-in-law Anne. Will be fondly remembered by his many relatives, friends and neighbours. Family and friends visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life took place in the Chapel on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11am. Reception followed at the Civitan Club. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. A sincere thank-you to Dr. Turcotte, nurses and the staff at the Almonte General Hospital for the kind and compassionate care that Raymond received. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

TIMMINS Lloyd John Peacefully in hospital at Arnprior, as always, surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday evening, December 7, 2013. Lloyd Timmins of Pakenham, age 90 years. Dearly loved husband for 69 years and best friend of Marion (nee; Levi). Much loved and respected father of Darlene Baker (Richard McEvoy) of Kanata and Beth Cavanagh (Jim) of Kinburn. Predeceased by his sister, Mrs. Hazel Ziebarth and his brothers Ollie, Beattie & Percy as well as his son-in-law, Don Baker. Brother-in-law of Peggy Timmins. Cherished Poppa of Craig & Chris (Jacqueline) Baker and Ashley (Troy Wilson) and Jonathan (Stephanie) Cavanagh. Loved G-Poppa of Lilyan and soon to be, one more. Private family time at the funeral home. Relatives and friends were invited to share in a Celebration of Lloyd’s life in St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Pakenham on Thursday, December 12 at 11 AM followed by a reception in Stewart Hall, Pakenham arena. Interment St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery. For those who may choose to honour Lloyd with a memorial donation, please consider St. Mark’s Anglican Memorial Fund, Arnprior Partners in Caring or The Almonte General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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JEENINGA, Gerrit Ruurd “Gerry”

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Delarge : Elizabeth (Liz) In Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew, on Tuesday December 10, 2013. Liz Delarge (Hodgins) age 73 years. Beloved wife of Percy Delarge of Pembroke. Loving mother of Connie Woodburn, Karen Michaud (Frank) and Wendy Delarge-Smith (Cosmas). Loved grandmother of Aaron, Jacob, Madison, Elijah and Ethan. Dear sister of Royce Hodgins (Helen) and predeceased by sisters Margaret and Sheila. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel 22 Raglan St.S. Renfrew on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Renfrew on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. For those desiring donations to the Groves Park Lodge or Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. CLR490555

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BERTRAND, Paul In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away December 18, 2010. We will always remember your special smile, Your caring heart, You were always there for mom and us, Through the good times and the difficult times. Dad, you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.

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McGREGOR, Steve

February 23, 1929 - December 14, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gerry Jeeninga early Saturday morning at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, at the age of 84, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Nicolette Jeeninga. Loving father to Emely (Mark), Anne (Perry), Boyd and grandchildren Amanda (Craig), Kyle and great-granddaughter Hailey. Brother of Sietse, Feikje, and predeceased by brother Ruurd. Gerry will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Friends may call at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., Renfrew on Wednesday December 18th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences or donations may be made at www.mcphailandperkins.ca CLR491417

IN MEMORIAM

Peacefully while surrounded by family love and prayers at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew on Thursday morning, December 12th, 2013. James Stevenson “Steve” McGregor, a longtime farmer in Lochwinnoch passed away at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband and life partner for over 64 years of Noreen (nee McCallum). Dearly loved father of Jim (Ann) and Jane McGregor (Bill Birkens), both of Lochwinnoch; Margaret McGregor (Mark Gallivan) of Kanata; Helen McGregor (Philip Donohue) of Admaston; Anne Marie McGregor Prince of Kanata; Susan McGregor (Steve Arbuthnot) of Hurd’s Lake and Laurie MacMillan (Gord) of Renfrew. Steve was the last surviving child of the late James A. McGregor and the late Annie Stevenson. Predeceased by 2 brothers: Stewart McGregor (Cassie of Renfrew), Robert John McGregor (late Isobel), Annie Connery (late Lindsay), Janet Brett (late Rev. Walter Brett) and Florrie Thomson (late Keith). Cherished “Grandpa” of 17 grandchildren and “Big Boppa” of 9 great-grandchildren. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A Service to honour the life of Steve McGregor was conducted in his beloved Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, December 15th at 1 o’clock. Interment Sand Point Cemetery, Rhoddy’s Bay. In memory of Steve, a donation to the Pinnacle Wing at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew or the Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca


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ADHS at AJ Arnprior District High School bands and Red Velvet brightened the Christmas season with concerts at various schools around town in the past week, including at A.J. Charbonneau Public School Dec. 13. Right, music department head Frank Pecora conducts the senior band.

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EMERGENCY 24H SERVICE Left, members of the ADHS choir, Red Velvet, sing to A.J. Charbonneau Public School students. From left, back row, are Michael Clarke, Sydney Gibeault, Maddie Neill and Jenna Landriault and in front: Ally Mackenzie, Claire Pecora, Mallory Brumm and Emily Croft.

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Paradin’ in Pakenham On a bright, sunny, if cold, day on Saturday, Dec. 7, people lined the streets to watch this year’s White Christmas themed Santa Claus Parade in Pakenham. Above, Children throw candy from a Candyland KELLY KENT/METROLAND themed float. Right, a group Santa and Mrs. Claus bring up the rear of the pa- of Vipers cheerleaders get the rade, wishing spectators a Merry Christmas as they crowd going as they march and passed. perform the occasional stunt.

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Sharing Christmas wishes with Santa JOHN CARTER/METROLAND

Kennedy and Trent Whitman of Arnprior take advantage of Santa’s visit to the Kinburn Community Association’s Christmas Brunch with Santa Sunday. Left, Bishop Morgan of Arnprior made shy when first meeting Father Christmas, but soon was enjoying the visit at the Kinburn Community Centre. Right, Emily Hill of Pakenham reads her Christmas list to jolly old St. Nick. Santa was impressed by the colourful drawings that decorated her list. Above right, Emily’s sister, Rory, is wide-eyed as she has a turn on Santa’s knee.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-623-7518, E-mail: sherry.haaima@metroland.com 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 sherry. haaima@metroland.com or dropped off at our 8 McGonigal St. office in Arnprior.

skate 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.

â&#x20AC;˘ December 20

â&#x20AC;˘ January 7

January Valley Singles Lunch at the Shanloon Restaurant, Renfrew, 1 p.m. For more information, call Fay at 613-256-8117 or Johanna at 613432-7622.

Arnprior Legion Friday hamburgers, Veterans Lounge 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Macnamara Field Naturalists members night 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St. (by the fairgrounds).

Arnprior Legion Friday night jam session. Bring an instrument, sing or just enjoy the fun, starts at 7:30 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ January 8

â&#x20AC;˘ December 21

The Prior Chest Nuts Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Team Christmas Gift Wrapping/Bake Sale at the Arnprior Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The ladies are fundraising for the International Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, Florida in October 2014.

â&#x20AC;˘ December 22

JOHN CARTER/METROLAND

God bless us, everyone The reading of Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christmas Carol has become a tradition at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior. Getting ready to entertain at the third annual reading, from left, are Mary Campbell, Alison Styne, Katherine Miller Gatenby, Elaine Lowe, Shannon Stephenson and Anda Sprudzs. Unfortunately, a very bad cold forced Suzanne Manchevsky to miss the reading. Several other Christmas events are being held at Galilee, including a Christmas Day dinner and the Solstice fun run this Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to participate, dressed festively if they wish.

The first of 10 Christmas holiday Tim Hortons sponsored free public skates 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nick Smith Free public skating 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. Centre sponsored by Clint Pettigrew of MinCom Kargus real estate. Free popcorn and hot chocolate; kids bring â&#x20AC;˘ December 23 your parents. Come out and skate with the Arnprior Tim Hortons sponsored free public skate 1 to 3 p.m. at Junior Bs before their game at 8 p.m. the Nick Smith Centre. Arnprior Legion hamburgers in the Veterans Lounge from Arnprior Legion special Christmas bingo, 7 p.m. Turkeys, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. hams and bingo dabbers to give away plus an extra 500 jackpot. Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Glass has kindly donated another Arnprior Legion jam session. Bring an instrument, sing $150 bingo game. or just enjoy the fun, 7:30 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ December 24

â&#x20AC;˘ December 28

Tim Hortons sponsored free public skate 11 a.m. to noon at the Nick Smith Centre.

â&#x20AC;˘ December 27

Tim Hortons free public skate 1-3 p.m., Nick Smith Centre.

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â&#x20AC;˘ December 31

Tim Hortons sponsored free public skate 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.

Arnprior Legion entertainment in the Veterans Hall featuring Two for the Show, 2- 6 p.m. Dinner will be available at 6 p.m. for only 10.

â&#x20AC;˘ January 5

Tim Hortons sponsored free public skates 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Nick Smith Centre.

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â&#x20AC;˘ January 2-3

Tim Hortons sponsored free public skate 11 a.m. to noon at the Nick Smith Centre.

at your local LCBO between

Tim Hortons sponsored free public skate 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.

Arnprior Legion monthly breakfast served in the hall, from 8-10 a.m. Everyone welcome for scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, French toast, juice, coffee and tea all for $7, no tips, no tax.

â&#x20AC;˘ December 29

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â&#x20AC;˘ December 30

Two Rivers Musical Productions auditions for My Fair Lady, coming to the local stage June 4-7. The auditions for adults and high school students Grade 9 and up will be held on Jan. 5 and 8, with callbacks on Jan. 12. For more details and the audition application form, visit www. tworiversmusicals.ca. Tim Hortons sponsored free public

as part of the

Giving Back In Our Community campaign

The Arnprior Support Group for those living with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library 22 Madawaska Blvd. Family and close supporters are welcome. For more information, call Theresa Dunn 613-897-5055. Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic 1:30-4 and 5-7:30 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. Book an appointment by calling 1-888-2366283 or online at www.blood.ca. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Arnprior.

â&#x20AC;˘ January 16-18

Arnprior Optimist Club annual Arnprior winter carnival with a variety of events at the Nick Smith Centre.

â&#x20AC;˘ January 26

Walk for Memories for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, 9 a.m. to noon in the Carleton University Fieldhouse. Form a team, or come out as an individual and join in the fun. Ask your family, friends and colleagues to join you, or to sponsor your walk. To register, go to www.walkformemories.ca. For more information: www.alzheimer. ca/ottawa or contact thicks@asorc. org 613 523 4004 ext. 132. To learn more about the Alzheimer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs in Renfrew County, contact the Arnprior or Pembroke offices at toll-free 1-888-411-2067.

Wednesdays

Arnprior Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital in 2nd Floor Outpatient Teaching Room at 6:45 p.m. Toastmasters is a safe place to learn and grow in speaking skills and leadership skills. For more info, visit http://arnpriortoastmasters. blogspot.ca/

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Fundraising for the Arnprior and District Humane Society runs all year. Please drop your wine, beer and liquor empties at the shelter at 490 Didak Dr. in Arnprior. For more, call 613623-0916 and visit the website www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca.


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SHERRY HAAIMA/METROLAND

A bear-y nice Christmas present Oasis hosts family and friends sleigh ride

A life-sized teddy bear high fives the crowd at the Huntley Community Association Santa Claus Parade Saturday in Carp. She was part of the McNab-Braeside-based KatieBears float entry, which handed out teddy bears to people along the parade route.

The Oasis church in Kinburn, with involvement from Arnprior’s Neighbourlink Fountain, hosted a free family and friends sleigh ride Saturday at Pinto Valley Ranch. Above, the Gilmour family gets set for a ride. From left are Saleem, Molly, Phaidra and Amirah. Despite Saturday’s chilly temperatures,visitors braved the cold to enjoy sleigh rides, the animal petting barn, toboganning, smores/outdoor campfire, children’s activities, cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas music. Donations were accepted in support of The Neighbourlink Fountain. At right, Rylan McManus shows off his cookie decorating skillls. PHOTOS BY SHERRY HAAIMA/METROLAND

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