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This edition marks the last Arnprior Chronicle-Guide of 2010. The newspaper’s office will be closed this Friday for New Year’s, but everything will be back to normal Monday, Jan. 3. We wish all our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.

Donations help with life-saving surgery SHERRY HAAIMA shaaima@msn.com

It’s a wonderful life for Bailey the Chihuahua mix. When the community learned that Bailey’s life was in danger, it came through in a big way to support the little dog that had severe problems after years of neglect. Now he’s sure to have one heck of a happy new year, says Arnprior and District Humane Society shelter manager Stephanie Cantrell. Bailey came to the Arnprior shelter extremely overweight, with overgrown toenails, parasites, a tumour in his mouth and bladder stones. After being put on a diet and exercise programs and with proper care, Bailey began to improve. In December, shelter officials worked to raise funds to provide surgery that would remove the stones and ultimately save Bailey’s life. A story in the Dec. 16 Arnprior Chronicle-Guide publicized the need for public support. Thanks to generous donations, the story is coming to a happy end. “Bailey has had his surgery, and everything looks good,” says Cantrell. “He is a much happier little guy and he is enjoying his Christmas in a foster home.”

YEAR IN REVIEW

See ‘WAITING FOR A HOME’ Page 3

Arnprior and area residents had their share of ups and downs in 2010 and the Chronicle-Guide was there to bring you scenes and stories from the year’s major events and debates. Among the highlights of the past year was the municipal election in October when David Reid, above, became Arnprior’s new mayor. This week’s edition features a photo spread of the year’s best photos. 16, 17

Photo by Geoff Graham

SNOWBOARDING SANTA

After a hectic night Dec. 24 delivering toys to good boys and girls around the world, Santa took some time out to relax in Arnprior. He is seen snowboarding on the Nick Smith Centre hill. The pre-Christmas snow and cool weather has been a blessing for skiers and snowboarders as both Mt. Pakenham and Calabogie Peaks have been open daily throughout the holidays. For updated conditions, check www.skiontario.ca.

Revised Glen Meadows subdivision unveiled JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

Developer Peter Smith has presented his revised Glen Meadows residential subdivision to McNab-Braeside council in the hopes construction can start as early as mid-2011.

With the original proposal of 220 homes on Arnprior water and sewer services dashed by the town’s reluctance to service subdivisions beyond its borders, Smith is proposing 55 estate lots with private services on the property in the Russett Drive area. He has already begun to

mark out roads on the property and drill test wells. Mayor Mary Campbell called the project well planned and designed, and in keeping with the township’s vision to promote a rural lifestyle. See ‘GLEN’ Page 3

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Continued from front However, drainage and other issues need to be addressed before final approval is given, Campbell said. Smith, who accompanied by Bruce Whitehead of 2P2G Consultants, said the subdivision will “greatly enhance McNab-Braeside,” providing, along with other quality projects proposed for the township, quality homes for newcomers to live. The homes will be built under relatively strict esthetic guidelines, he said. “It won’t be a mish-mash.” Glen Meadows will be readily accessible, but will respect the environment, he stressed. He said the subdivision will include new

walking trails and perhaps a fire hall and skating rink. He said he is in preliminary discussions with the County of Renfrew regarding planning approvals, hydrology studies and analysis on how many septic systems the area can handle. In response to a question by Coun. Brad McIlquham, Smith said access to the subdivision will come off Russett and Campbell drives. He also said he is concentrating on residential development and any plans for industrial lots in the area “are not even in the picture right now.” He is keeping his options open for the adjacent property he owns closer to Highway 17.

The proposed Glen Meadows subdivision features 55 residential lots on property in McNab-Braeside near the Arnprior border in the Russett, Vanjamar, Campbell Drive area.

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The Arnprior and District Humane Society placed sixth overall in an online voting challenge run by the Animal Rescue Site. While the ranking was not enough to garner any prize money from the contest, the result was impressive nonetheless, says shelter manager Stephanie Cantrell. “We finished in sixth place, which is great considering it was for all over Canada,” says Cantrell. “Maybe next time.”

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EDITORIAL

LETTER

Let it snow

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Hey, what gives? The Arnprior area has normally been buffeted by at least two or three major storms by now, making driving miserable and keeping people indoors. But our weather has been relatively calm since we had an early blast of winter that resulted in a couple of too hastily-called snow days in early December. Not so for our fellow Canadians on each coast. Or our neighbours to the south. And our friends across the pond in Europe. Maritimers and British Columbians have been hit by a series of frightful winter blasts that have been harsh enough to cause considerable damage to both homes and the environment. It’s extremely rare to have ferry runs cancelled on the same day on both coasts. It’s also rare for the Upper Ottawa Valley to have barely enough snow to cross-country ski, snowmobile and snowshoe at a time when normal activities in Boston and Philadelphia grind to a halt because everyone is snowed in. Valley folks had almost no problems driving around to visit family and friends this Christmas. For people flying to Europe or the southern U.S., it was a much different story. Many learned firsthand how uncomfortable it is to sleep on airport benches. But don’t expect to get off this easily in the next couple of months. We still have almost three months of winter left and most weather prognosticators are predicting colder, more unsettled weather in January and February and a delay in the arrival of spring-like weather until at least mid-April. That should warm the hearts of those who received snowmobiles or skis for Christmas and the organizers of the many fine winter carnivals and events in our area. So, come on, winter. Let’s get on with it. Leave the Carolinas and Florida alone. Loosen your grip on England and France. Come visit the Ottawa Valley where you’re supposed to be. The quicker we get started, the sooner we can turn our thoughts to spring. Happy new year, especially to all you who revel in cold, snowy Canadian winters.

Editorial Policy The Chronicle-Guide welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at www.yourottawaregion. com. To submit a letter to the editor, please email to john.carter@metroland.com, fax to 613-623-7518 or mail to Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, 8 McGonigal St., Arnprior, ON K7S 1L8.

To the editor: I read your item about the parking tickets on Albert Street in Arnprior (Chronicle-Guide, Dec. 16). I sympathise with the people at the food bank who got the tickets. But the construction around the area has caused havoc for a while now. A neighbour here on Albert Street talked to one of the construction workers, and mentioned that they have an area to park in, and they should use it. The reply was even more anger-inspiring. The cost of a days parking in Ottawa is apparently around $40, so the worker was not upset by a mere $35 dollar parking ticket. They do not get one every day, so that’s quite cheap. We here on Albert have had the noise, parking and blocking of driveways going on for a while now, so appreciate the bylaw officer enforcing the law. By the way, last year we as a family got two tickets here. We were upset, but we were parking improperly. Andrew Cleghorn Arnprior

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Looking forward with high expectations To the editor: We are about to enter 2011, and we in Arnprior have had a year of surprises, so has Canada as a nation. Some were unexpected surprises. Others were not. We can take pride in doing something that democracy allows us to do. Reason ... decide ... choose options and we did that politically. I have never been so proud of what the electorship can do and we did it in our town. What we did was to express collective wisdom and that was accomplished. We have a new town council. Now it is up them to go ahead in 2011 and live up to our expectations. Why? Because we have such expectations. That is why we had the kind of democratic turnout we did to express our wishes the way we did and the new year will be something that Arnprior deserves. It is now up to our new council to deliver sound guidance and oversight for our tax dollars. We also ought to be reflective about other issues and that can be difficult.

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So, when Russell Williams was named newsmaker of the year i.e. for 2010, at first my reaction was a very negative one. But I have always believed that when one turns a negative to a positive, one can and will persevere. We draw collective strength in spite of the bad that sometimes occurs and we continue on to do good. And with the memory of an evil person like Russell Williams in our psyche, we will do just that. What this person did was disgraceful, abhorrent, and forever in the family histories of his victims a tragedy for them. But also for us! He was a high profile member of the military, destined for bigger and better things, but when he committed those atrocities, he embarrassed us, military and civilian alike. And each and every day his name appeared in the media, he became ‘newsworthy’ not for his attributes but because of his atrocities. It was ‘hard to take’, but we watched and listened to each new revelation that occurred

... often in disbelief. I actually concur with the assessment given to him because at the end of the day, his name was ‘front page’. And it got our attention. Amen. While his victims will have difficulty “moving on,” we, as citizens, must move on and leave him to his ugly notoriety. He now belongs to an exclusive club of misfits whose club house is in a place like Kingston Penitentiary. And good riddance to him. His life is now a solitary one, monotonous, and without end until his last breath. We, on the other hand, can and will look forward to making our home land a better place. It won’t be easy, because there will always be some amongst us who will want to join ‘evil clubs,’ but the good news is we are collectively bigger and better than they will ever be. I wish for every one of us a good 2011.

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To the editor: My family lived in rented houses during the Depression years - no central heating, only the kitchen ‘cook’ stove and a stove in the ‘parlour’. Usually, the fuel was soft wood such as poplar. In the morning, the house would be cold so my father would open the door momentarily to let in the fresh air, which heated faster than the stale air. There was no hot water until the kitchen stove heated the reservoir. To prevent the pipes from freezing, the kitchen tap was left open to drip all night (no water meters then). On Christmas morning, my sister Robena and I would come down stairs to see what Santa had left. There it was, a small tin-metal train set, wind-up type, made in Japan, sitting ready on its tracks. I also

received a dump truck with a lever on the side to dump the load. Robena was ecstatic to see her doll in the box. My Mother always liked to sew and had made many clothes for this doll, so Robena had plenty to change and keep her busy. During the weeks prior to Christmas, Mother did a lot of baking in preparation for the holidays, and, of course, a snack was left for Santa to enjoy. Although these were the Depression years, one always looked forward to Christmas time, the special tree, some candies, extra goodies to share, but most of all, it was the happiness of the season in wintertime. Our memories are our links to our past – cherish yours. Douglas Scheels Arnprior

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McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell feels it’s an opportune time to review the township’s partnership with Arnprior in the Arnprior library. With the township seeking a new representative on the Arnprior Public Library Board and the user contract up for renewal in 2011, it makes sense to at least discuss what McNab-Braeside residents want from the library, she said. Campbell noted that while the renovations are beautiful, the development of the downstairs may necessitate more staff members. “My concern would be that wasn’t thought through before the renovations went ahead,” she said. She said Arnprior receives direct ben-

Second beaver dam found Flooding concerns caused by a beaver dam in the Mansfield Meadows area appear to have been alleviated. McNab-Braeside CAO Noreen Mellema told council Dec. 14 that the Ministry of Natural Resources has helped Cavanagh Construction, owner of the property on which the dam is located, deal with the problem. The water has receded about three feet. A second dam further up Jed Creek that also concerns Dave and Debbie Reed will be investigated by Cavanagh Construction to see if it is on its property. If it isn’t, they will contact the owner.

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A lengthy and at times confusing debate over changes to Arnprior council meetings took place at the Dec. 20 committeeof-the-whole meeting. In the end it was decided meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. every second Monday, beginning at the next meeting, Jan. 10. After the regular meeting of council – when decisions are formalized - will come the committee-of-the-whole, when new issues are debated. The former council met at 5 p.m. with council one week and committee-of-thewhole the next. Many new councillors ran on a campaign of change that included more transparency and openness. A major plank for councillors such as Lynn Grinstead and Reeve Walter Stack was to provide the public with an opportunity to address council during a meeting. However, council had difficulty deciding when during the proceedings it should take place, or even if there might be a better way to encourage residents’ participation. Grinstead and Stack pushed hard for the public question period, particularly after not seeing it on a report – “amendments to procedure bylaw” - detailing the new process produced by Mayor David Reid and chief administrative officer Larry Donaldson. “It was a commitment from a number

of us,” Stack said. “I support the intent,” Reid said, “I have some reservations.” The concern is that an open question period would give anyone with a grudge to lambast council or go on a lengthy rant. Grinstead laughed at the notion the chairman, Reid, would have to order someone removed from council chambers. She said 90 per cent of the people would attend meetings to ask for clarification on certain decisions. “I think they would be grateful for that chance,” Grinstead said. Coun. Lyle Anderson, who in his day job on Parliament Hill regularly deals with formal meetings, suggested residents sign in and produce a written portion as well as a verbal. Coun. Mark Willmer said they should be restricted to speaking to items on that evening’s agenda. “They should talk to items on the agenda or it could get out of control at times,” said Willmer, the longest serving member of council. Grinstead said the changes to council meetings are in a “trial-and-error” phase and might have to evolve as the group moves along. However, she said, the last two meetings have seen people invited to speak before council and it has worked out well. It was eventually decided the question period will go ahead, but closer to the beginning of the meeting.

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ARNPRIOR WASTE DISPOSAL SITE - 658 RIVER ROAD, MCNAB/BRAESIDE, ON PLEASE SEE THE TOWN OF ARNPRIOR'S WEBSITE AT www.arnprior.ca FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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HOLIDAYCOLLECTIONSCHEDULE: FamilyDayͲ Monday,February21st,2011collectionmovesAHEAD toWednesday,February23rd,2011. EasterFridayͲ Friday,April22nd,2011collectionmovesBACK toWednesday,April20th,2011. CanadaDayͲ Friday,July1st,2011collectionmovesBACK toWednesday,June29th,2011. LabourDayͲ Monday,September5th,2011collectionmovesAHEAD toWednesday,September7th,2011. BoxingDayͲ Monday,December26th,2011collectionmovesAHEAD toWednesday,December28th,2011. TIME&PLACEMENT:RecyclablesMUSTbeplacedatcurbsideby7:30a.m.onthedayofcollection.Duringwintermonths,pleaseDONOTplaceblue boxesbehind,ontop,orinthesideofsnowbanks.RecyclablesMUSTbesortedintotheappropriateblueboxinorderforthecontractortocollectthe materials. RECYCLABLEMATERIALSFREE TODISPOSEOFATTHEARNPRIORWASTEDISPOSALSITE: LEAF&YARDWASTE:Plants,flowers,weeds,leaves,grassclippings,trimmedbranches(lessthan1.5inchesdiameter).Residentsareencouragedto compostLeaf&YardWaste.Leaf&YardWasteMUSTbepackagedinbiodegradablePAPERbagsandplacedatthecurbsideby7:30a.m.onthedayof collection.Leaf&YardWasteandChristmastreesmaybedisposedofattheArnpriorWasteDisposalSite,duringhoursofoperationforFREE.PleaseDO NOTdisposeofChristmastreesatthecurbsideorattheendofHaveyStreet. SpringLeaf&YardCollectionDay:Wednesday,April13th,2011 FallLeaf&YardCollectionDay:Wednesday,November9th,2011 CARDBOARD TIRES RECYCLABLEMATERIALSACCEPTEDATTHEARNPRIORWASTEDISPOSALSITEͲ TIPPINGFEESAPPLY: BRUSH:Shrubs,hedges,woodchips, trees,largebranches(largerthan1.5inchesdiameter),stumps,logs, timber.BrushisNOTconsideredLeaf&Yard WasteandwillNOTbepickedͲupatthecurbside.BrushMUSTbedisposedofattheArnpriorWasteDisposalSite. ELECTRONICS:Computertowers,printers,scanners,keyboards,phones,faxmachines,monitors(notbroken),CDs, laptops. WHITEGOODS:Refrigerators,washingmachines,dryers,dishwashers. FURNITURE:Couches, mattresses. SCRAPMETAL RESTRICTIONS:Wood,textiles,carbonpaper,hardcovernovels,oilcontainers,drinkingglasses,ceramics,windowpanes,mirrors,lightbulbs,plasticlight covers,moldedplastics(unlessthereisarecyclingsymbolontheplastic),plasticfilmfromcereal/cookiecontainers,chip bags,constructionpaper, householdhazardouswaste(HHW).ThislistisNOTexhaustive. Therearemoreitemsthatarerestrictedfromthebluebox. BLUEBOXES/COMPOST BINSareavailableforpurchaseattheTownHall. BOX 1 - FIBRES (paper materials) Corrugated cardboard Boxboard - cereal, detergent, tissue boxes, greeting cards Paper - bags, cups, egg cartons, newspapers, flyers, envelopes, tissue paper, magazines, office paper, phone books, junk mail

BOX 2 - COMINGLED (plastic, glass, etc.) Aluminum - cans, foil, containers (NO foils fused with paper, wax, or plastic) Empty metal paint cans (MUST be dry, empty, and lid removed) Plastic - bottles, jugs, tubs, lids (Type #1 - #7) Plastic film - grocery, outer milk and bread bags Glass - clear and coloured glass bottles and jars Waxboard/Cartons (includes gable top) - milk & juice cartons/boxes, tetra paks Styrofoam (length and/or width MUST be less than 12 inches) Empty aerosol cans

ARNPRIOR WASTE DISPOSAL SITE - 658 RIVER ROAD, MCNAB/BRAESIDE, ON PLEASE SEE THE TOWN OF ARNPRIOR'S WEBSITE AT www.arnprior.ca FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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Lack of public input puts fee increases on hold JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

McNab-Braeside council tabled three recommendations from its recreation committee Dec. 21 after chair Aldene Styles and acting recreation director Ryan Marcellus expressed concern about lack of input from its public members. The recommendations involved increases in beach and sports field fees and the creating of a pilot rink at Wellington Park in Pine Grove. Styles said council and the committee need more information and should discuss the matters in more depth before final decisions are made. Marcellus expressed concern about the number of council members and the lack of lay members at the Dec. 15 recreation committee meeting. He said he was surprised there were recommendations from what he thought was an information session for the new council representatives, Styles and Christine Blimkie. He suggested that without input from the public members of the committee it would be “unfair” to bring forward the recommendations. “We value the suggestions or comments from all of our committee members and

by going ahead with these recommendations it suggests we do not need the help or ideas of our volunteer members,” he added in a memo to council. “We are making important decisions without their knowledge or participation in the discussion. If actions like these were to continue, a sense of animosity could develop between the volunteers and council, which would more than likely cause our volunteers to no longer attend the meetings,” he warned. One tabled recommendation would have doubled the season pass fee for Burnstown Beach from $50 to $100 for non-residents of the Township. McNab-Braeside residents would continue to pay $50. The second would have boosted the soccer pitch rental from $5,000 to $6,000 for the 2011 season and increased Minor Ball rental fees from $1,500 to $4,500 over a four-year term, an increase of $750 per season. Styles suggested both recommendations be part of budget deliberations. In the meantime, staff should check comparative rates in neighbouring municipalities, she added. Also tabled was a recommendation that council approach a Mr. Patenaude to create a pilot rink at Wellington Park with

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McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell has added economic development and environmental advisory committees to the list of advisory groups that will assist her new-look council this term. Campbell had attempted to form the two committees in the last term of council, but was thwarted when the rest of council insisted the number of committees not be changed. Returning Coun. Brad McIlquham, who has been named to both committees, asked Campbell about their terms of reference. Campbell replied the committees’ first role will be to come up with recommendations to council as to their scope of activity. Deputy Mayor Christine Blimkie will chair the economic development committee with McIlquham the other council representative. McIlquham will chair the environmental advisory committee with Robert Campbell council’s other member. In passing committee and board appointments, council decided recreation trails be put under the recreation committee instead of being its own committee, even though it has its own budget. Council also agreed the committee appointments, which run to Dec. 31, 2011, would take affect Dec. 1 instead of Jan. 1 because of some pressing matters that needed immediate discussion. Coun Aldene Styles takes on a heavy workload, chairing the transportation, waste management, and parks and recreation committees. The appointments are: Budget and Finance – chair Mary Campbell, all of council; Planning Advisory – chair Blimkie, all of council; Transportation – chair Styles, R. Campbell; Waste Management – chair Styles, R. Campbell; Parks and Recreation – chair Styles, Blimkie; Protective services – chair McIlquham, Blimkie; Fire – Chair McIlquham, R. Campbell; Community Emergency Management – Chair M. Campbell, Blimkie; General Government – chair M. Campbell, all of council; Inter-governmental – chair M. Campbell, all of council; Accessibility – chair Styles, R. Campbell;

Physician recruitment and Partners in Caring – M. Campbell; Heritage and Museum – chair B. Stewart, McIlquham, Styles; Volunteer and Employee Recognition – chair McIlquham, M. Campbell; Arnprior and District Archives – Styles; Committee of Adjustment – chair G. Booth, B. Asselin, D. McLachlan; Veterinary Unit – Robert Campbell; Cemetery – chair Aldene Styles, R. Campbell; Home Support: Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors – Styles; Fence viewers – P. Neill, G. Stewart, M. McLaren; Livestock valuer–- N. Eady. McNab-Braeside is looking for another member for its committee of adjustment for the next four years. The deadline for applications is this Friday, Dec. 31.

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POWER OUT IN WHITE LAKE Council did agree with one recreation committee recommendation, to permanently disconnect the power at the White Lake Park, at least for this winter. The power has been temporarily disconnected for six months and a decision needed to be made whether to switch it back on. The disconnect was made after repeated vandalism at the park prompted concerns about township liability if the attacks caused a fire or injured the perpetrators. It was noted cutting off the power means there will no longer be lights available for evening rink use.

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The congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church in Burnstown celebrated another major achievement Dec. 19 by dedicating its new accessible entrance. About 50 people attended a ribbon-cutting and luncheon to celebrate the major change that opens up the church’s basement meeting area for a number of prospective new uses for the community. It is already used for a variety of purposes from a meeting area for Women’s Institutes to ballroom dancing classes. It is another major step forward for the small congregation of about 20 that has made its mark with its Good News loan program for the working poor who need a helping hand. “I’m so proud of St. Andrew’s,” said McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell. “This church always had a vision way beyond itself.” She said with its innovative initiatives, the Burnstown church sets an example for other communities and churches. “It’s what makes McNab-Braeside and the Ottawa Valley so special.” The heritage church received a federal $43,515 Enabling Accessibility Grant to fund the reconstruction. Emcee Jane Flain noted the construction of a new Burnstown church in 1899 to replace the first one built about 1848 cost about $3,000. “The cost of our replacement door alone, for this project was $3,000.” She explained it was the dream of Jean Dennison, Harry Mayhew and Irene Robillard to have an alternate to the cumbersome stairs at the front of the

church, to improve access for seniors, disabled people and people with strollers. “Harry and Jean have both passed on, but they would both be very proud today,” said Flain, thanking Robillard for her efforts to move the project forward. “We should all be proud today as we look around at this fabulous renovation,” she added. “It is much better than was originally envisioned - with direct access and not even a ramp. Plus we built a new washroom and gained two parking spots for people with disabilities.” Flain issued a special thank-you to the federal government for the funding and having confidence in the project to allow improvements to be made to the original plan. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant applauded the “talented people” who made the successful application and oversaw the project. “Knowing Harry Mayhew, it doesn’t surprise me he is still getting the job done,” she said. McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell thanked the federal government for accepting that the “grassroots” knows how best to

apply the funding. “This provides so many opportunities for the community,” she said. “It is money well invested.” Flain also thanked contractor Gaye Pirie whose initial estimate for the project was made in 1998. One of his relatives walked to Burnstown from Shawville to work on the former church more than 100 years ago, she noted. Pirie’s excellent workmanship, pride and imagination kept the project on time and on budget, she said. Flain also thanked architect Ross Huggard, tile setter Michael Connolly, painter Joy Holmes, supplier Glen McLeod, and project overseers Patrick Flain, Rick Armishaw and Jim Robillard. The church is looking for a name for the basement room and is asking for the public to submit suggestions to Irene Robillard. Flain said the church has submitted a funding Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant at the new accessible entrance to St. Anapplication to the govern- drew’s United Church in Burnstown with Fay Kolpin who was able to attend the opening ment for the second phase ceremony despite having a hip replacement two weeks earlier. of the project, a lift to connect the basement to the upstairs sanctuary. Public donations are being accepted for that project, she noted.

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DECEMBER 31 • New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Arnprior Curling Club from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., buffet dinner 7:30 p.m., champagne at midnight, entertainment by Jesse the DJ. Tickets $35. For information, call Keith Bucholtz at 613-6220415 or Gail Gray at 613-623-2292.

Taking part in the ribbon-cutting, from left, are McNabBraeside Mayor Mary Campbell, project manager Patrick Flain, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant, Irene Mayhew (whose late husband Harry was one of the originators of the accessibility project), Rev. Don Anderson and Irene Robillard.

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JANUARY 14 • The Knights\Legion Annual Euchre Challenge is Friday at the Branch. Registration at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7. Open to everyone. Great social evening out. Cost is $3 per person

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• Arnprior Optimist Club members are picking up Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If they see a tree at the curb, they will knock at the door and see if the resident would like it removed. A minimum $5 donation would be appreciated. The trees will then be taken to the Arnprior landfill site. Payments must be made at time of pick-up and the fundraiser will run within Arnprior’s town limits.

• Arnprior District High School music program bottle and penny drive. Students will canvas parts of town from Jan. 2 to 4 collecting bottles and donations as part of their efforts to raise money to be able to travel to Boston in the spring. People with donations who are missed can call 613-623-3183, ext. 249 and someone will drop by.

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• Pakenham Square Dance upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre 8 to 11:30 p.m. Local musicians, door prizes and light lunch provided. Everyone welcome. For info, call 613-256-4126.

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• Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home January Diners’ Club 5 to 7 p.m. at Jim’s Restaurant. Lasagna, entertainment by Brad Scott. For persons 60 and over and those with special needs. The $12 tickets available at the Seniors at Home office, 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior (613-623-7981).

JANUARY 20-22 • Arnprior Optimists winter carnival headquartered at the Nick Smith Centre. Among the highlights are the Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament, school obstacle relay races, free public swimming and skating, a youth talent contest, and a shanty breakfast.

JANUARY 21 AND 22 • Arnprior Curling Club Community Bonspiel, a fun event for novice curlers or once-a-year as well as active curlers. The cost is $120 per team or $30 for individuals and includes three six-end games and a lunch Saturday between games and a buffet dinner after the curling. Each team to bring four donation items for prizes (nominal value $10 suggested). Call Keith at 613-6220415 or e-mail keith.bucholtz@gmail.com.

JANUARY 23 • Family skate and food drive sponsored by the White Lake Marina from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.

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JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

The death of his father was a “wake-up” call for McNab-Braeside fire chief Rob Dodge. Dodge has tendered his resignation as township fire chief effective Jan. 31. After 26 years as a firefighter, including the last four years as fire chief, he says it’s time to spend more time with family. Losing his father, Bob Dodge, in March brought home the importance of family time to him. “I’m going to be spending a lot more time with family (his mother Doreen, wife Elizabeth and two children) and working around the farm,” he said, noting he enjoys the tranquility of the woods on his acreage west of Pine Grove. Life has been far from tranquil for Rob Dodge as he juggles the many responsibilities of fire chief with a full-time job as a Renfrew County paramedic. The demands of a fire chief have increased dramatically since he first joined the township fire department right out of college. He also served a stint with the Almonte-Ramsay Volunteer Fire Department before coming back to McNab about

ROB DODGE 15 years ago. He was appointed chief, replacing Glen Styles four years back. “Being a fire chief is a full-time job … if you want to do it properly,” he said. “I was struggling to find the time … and if do something I want to give it 100 per cent.” Dodge said the role has become “extremely complex” with new fire marshal and labour board regulations. “They affect every aspect of the fire service.” He noted the McNab-Braeside department has appointed fire safety and fire prevention officers to take on some of specialized issues fire departments are now expected to address.

He is proud of his department, which is a role model for rural fire departments throughout the county and Eastern Ontario. “We’ve done a lot in the past four years,” he said. “We built on the changes that Glen (Styles) had implemented.” The department has modernized its equipment and is well positioned as it looks to the future, he added. The key to the department’s success is that “everyone works together as a team,” he said. “We have a great core team. It’s been a pleasure to serve with them.” It is an opportune time to step down with the department running well with a strong core group of dedicated firefighters and officers, he said. “It was a tough decision, but the time to do it is when everything is working well.” Dodge said a fire chief once told him a change at the top about every five years is timely to bring in fresh ideas. Dodge said he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll remain with the department as a firefighter. Township council has accepted the resignation with “great regret” and will start the process to choose a new chief in January.

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Dear readers, Looking back 2010 saw the rise and fall of the Toronto In-Humane Society. Charges were filed against the veterinarian, president and fellow board members on abuse, cruelty and wrongful death. Unfortunately, the courts dismissed the case. In December of 2010, Detroit police broke up a dog-fighting ring after an anonymous tip from neighbours. Officers on the scene described it as chaotic and horrific. Several dogs were euthanized at the scene. Police said that it was a very sophisticated set-up. Best joke of 2010. In December Michael Vick stated that he had learned his lesson while incarcerated for organizing and participating in a dog-fighting ring and now would like to own a dog. You have got to be kidding! On a sad note, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of you who lost a pet in 2010. It is never easy to say good-bye. Only a true animal lover can understand the love, enjoyment and pleasure, they give in such a short period of time. The love of an animal is honest, complete and forever. There is no bond like that of a pet and its owner. Looking forward to 2011, I have a few wishes and comments that I would like to share. I wish that all animal shelters, humane societies, etc. remain empty. I wish all dogs and cats were spayed and neutered.

Dogs helping wounded soldiers Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant is working to have a successful U.S. program for wounded veterans, ‘Paws for Purple Hearts’, implemented in Canada. The program is already the subject of a pilot project involving two CFB Petwawa soldiers and three dogs rescued from area animal shelters. Gallant saw a news clip almost a year ago showing dogs being used as service animals for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Among the special tasks the dogs are trained to do is keep strangers at a comfortable distance from the veteran, calming rages, reminding soldiers to take medicine, and even fetching the medicine.” Her interest in the program led to the launching in June of a pilot project funded through the ‘Wounded Warriors’ Fund. Gallant explained that animals can detect changes in a person’s metabolism and can warn a diabetic patients when their insulin blood levels are low, and when an epileptic is about to have a seizure. They can

I wish that pet owners would clean up after their pets, (the fake poop and scoop is so passé). I wish the laws protecting our pets be amended and brought up-to-date. “It is fear and ignorance that creates problems” (Cesar Milan). My wish would be that our law makers, politicians, etc. do not suffer from fear and or ignorance in regards to animal issues. In the words of Josh Groban and the Polar Express, “If You Just Believe.” I want to thank those who read what I have to say. I believe that as a writer it is my responsibility to educate, inform, entertain and at times anger, frustrate and irritate. I trust that I have accomplished my goals for 2010 and look forward to 2011. Unfortunately time does not allow me to respond to every email or phone call I receive. However, I do read and listen to every comment good, bad or indifferent. I would like to thank the Chronicle-Guide and my editor John Carter for the freedom to voice my doggone opinion. From my family to yours, I wish you all a very happy New Year filled with health, happiness and prosperity. Now, go hug your pet! Sincerely, Ian. Ian owns and operates Wags & Whiskers Pet Grooming and Puppy Kindergarten at 118 John St. North. For comments or suggestions, he can be reached at 613-623-6200 or info@wagsandwhiskerspg.com.

MP Cheryl Gallant with Paws for Purple Heart pilot project participants David and Thor. also awaken PTSD victims from nightmares. Paws for Purple Hearts is a first-of-a-kind of program to offer therapeutic intervention for American military servicemen and women through training service dogs. Service dog training provides service members the ability to reintegrate into civilian life. Once training is complete, the service dogs are paired with veterans who have sustained mobility-limiting injuries, thus building on the time-honored tradition of veterans helping veterans.

In Canada, the dogs provided for the pilot project were rescued dogs from the pound, thus saving two lives. “Two soldiers, each of whom had served at CFB Petawawa, responded to the solicitation for volunteers for the pilot project,” said Gallant. “Both are suffering from PTSD, one of whom is also wheelchair bound,” she said. “At the end of the pilot project I was invited to meet the team. David and Ziggy are the trailblazing military veterans. Jewel, Maggie, and Thor were the three canines rescued from being euthanized at local shelters. “Over the course of the project they have worked on standard obedience, and begun the specialized tasks of pulling Dave up out of his wheelchair, getting medicine, turning light switches on and off, carry the phone, and dial for emergency help.” Now the pilot project is completed, “I will be working to see this type of innovative therapy become available to all who may benefit from this method of treatment,” said Gallant.

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Sens prospect living ultimate Ottawa hockey story By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com His entire hockey life, one might suggest, has read like the quintessential Ottawa story. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, played major junior hockey with the 67’s, then drafted by the Senators … Corey Cowick admits it’s the kind of tale that isn’t written every day, with every chapter better and more exciting than the one before it. “I guess the city likes me a little bit, right?” the 21-year-old forward said with a wide grin. “For sure, growing up, everything was Ottawa. I loved the Sens. I grew up with an (Alexei) Yashin jersey on my back on the outdoor rink and

got to games as often as I could. “I’ve really thrived on the hockey community in Ottawa. It’s definitely an unbelievable experience and it’s extremely unique. Not too many guys get to play (major) junior in their hometown, let alone hopefully playing in the NHL someday in their hometown.” Of course, Cowick’s Ottawa hockey odyssey wouldn’t be complete without an appearance in the Bell Capital Cup. And yes, there is room for that minor hockey experience in this story, too. Back in 2001, Cowick and his Gloucester Rangers team were among the entrants in the event’s Major Atom AAA division. “It was pretty big,” Cowick said

in looking back. “Usually growing up as a kid, when you go to big tournaments, you’re going to Toronto or you’re going to places in and around the Greater Toronto area or down to the States. But to play in one in your own backyard and to see kids from everywhere … the year I played, we had teams from Jokerit, Finland, and a lot of the big-name teams from.” In the eyes of an Ottawa boy, nothing was bigger about it all than the chance to play at Scotiabank Place, the home of the Senators. It’s where the tournament finals and all-star games are traditionally played. “That was huge, too,” he said. “As a kid, you come up to the rink and you watch all your favourite players play on it and then to play on that ice surface (yourself) was a pretty amazing experience.” Cowick got his opportunity by earning a shot in his division’s all-star game, a contest which also involved John Tavares, who would go on to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. It is Cowick’s most enduring Bell Capital Cup memory. “It was the first time I ever really made an all-star game on that level,” he said. “We all got jerseys

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A year in pictures

As we ring in the new year, the Arnprior ChronicleGuide takes a look at some of the most memorable scenes captured in the past year on our pages

Our first edition of 2010 contained coverage of a fast-spreading Dec. 30 fire that destroyed a home and caused an estimated $350,000 in damage at 105 Poole St. in Arnprior. Officials said it appeared the blaze started in the garage of the home, but the extensive damage made it difficult to determine the cause.

In November, during a Remembrance Day event in Ottawa, Jack and Sally Bradley of Braeside got to meet new Canadian Governor-General David Johnston, left, who lived briefly in Arnprior as a youth.

Giant hogweed plants found in White Lake in July are among several of the noxious plants found across Renfrew County this summer. Renfrew County Forestry manager Jeff Muzzi was flooded with calls after reports of the plant were confirmed locally and in neighbouring counties. Sap from a broken stem, crushed leaf, root, flower or seed that comes in contact with skin and then sunlight can cause severe burns, blistering and painful sores. In some cases, permanent blindness can result. Officials worked to educate the public and remove the toxic plants where possible.

Photos by Derek Dunn, Sherry Haaima, Nevil Hunt, John Carter, Jason Marshall and M. Johnston

The inaugural White Pine Festival in August was deemed a success. The Hip Belly Dancers, above, are among the many entertainers involved in the weekend event. Organizers are hoping the festival will grow and improve each year. The 2011 festival runs Aug. 27-28.

A coyote kill contest sponsored by a local gas station/hunting outlet last spring attracted a great deal of attention, as well as many letters to the editor. This coyote was seen loping along in West Carleton. Also attracting interest were several sighting of what some thought was a cougar near the Madawaska Golf Course off Highway 417. Later it was suggested the animal was a large hybrid type of cat. Workers place a rented centrifuge at the Arnprior sewage plant. The leasing of the centrifuge and the sending of the plant’s broken machine to Saskatchewan to be repaired caused a controversy, as a local machinist suggested he could fix it cheaper and faster.


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After busting a marijuana grow-operation at 186 Pine Grove Rd. in McNab-Braeside in January, police urged municipalities and residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Indoor pot growers are looking more frequently to rural homes in which to locate their grow-ops, police said.

New Arnprior Mayor David Reid, with daughter and biggest fan Lauren, watches as election results come in a day late Oct. 26, after the electronic-voting system crashed late on election day, causing the casting of ballots to be extended a day. Renovations at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital continued all year with a major upgrade to the emergency department scheduled to be finished in April. It’s been an eventful year for the hospital, with building and personnel changes and the approval of a family health team for the area.

Arnprior District High School Redman receiver Mitch Bott makes a leaping catch with less than two minutes left to give his team a 28-23 win over the Adam Scott Lions in Peterborough Nov. 27. The win gave the Redmen their first Ontario AA senior boys football title. ADHS teams did well this year with championships in basketArnprior Fire Chief Tom Burnette retired after 44 years on the ball, rugby and local department. Above, Tom and wife Glenna receive contrack. gratulations from Dan Koroscil of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office at an event in February at the Nick Smith Centre.

In a rally at the Miller Construction office in Arnprior in October, members of Friends Addressing Concerns Together (FACT) - McNab-Braeside expressed concerns about asphalt plant noise and pollution. The group has lobbied against the temporary asphalt plant in the Braeside Quarry and is expected to be vocal in opposition when township council deliberates on an application for a permanent asphalt plant in 2011.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Prince of Wales’ visit to Arnprior, a local re-enactment was staged at Robert Simpson Park in July. Above, the prince (Martin Boersma) steps ashore from a birch bark canoe.


Rare birds tallied on Boxing Day Wild turkeys, mallards found in record numbers Classic winter conditions prevailed on this year’s Boxing Day PakenhamArnprior Christmas Bird Count. It was cool (-10°C at dawn, -8°C at mid-day) and windy (northwest, 15–25 km/hr). Yet, conditions were quite pleasant due to the prevalence of sunshine. All large bodies of water were frozen; creeks were also mostly ice-covered but not to the point of supporting a person (just ask Ryan Zimmerling!). This resulted in a low diversity of waterfowl and a complete lack of gulls. A poor conifer seed crop was responsible for a lack of finches in the woods, and woodpeckers were once again recorded in low numbers. But not all birds were hard to find; Wild Turkeys and Mallards were found in record numbers (806 and 162, respectively). And then there were exciting finds. A female Red-bellied Woodpecker in Pakenham, discovered initially by Ray Holland, was the third ever for the count, and a female Redbreasted Merganser in the Madawaska River, found independently by Bruce and Ben Di Labio and David Ridgen, was a fifth record. Single Hoary Redpolls were spotted in flocks of Com-

Michael Runtz Nature’s Way mon Redpolls near Arnprior and Blakeney; it was the eighth time this northern species was recorded. My highlight came late in the day while looking for ducks in the Madawaska River. The pigeons that roost under the bridge were nervously flying in circles. I looked for a hawk but none were visible. But then I scanned the St. John Chrysostom Church. There, perched on a cornice, was an immature Peregrine Falcon. Its back was pale brown, a feature of the northern tundrius race. This exciting raptor was a new species for the count, which has roots going back to 1913. With the fal-

con, the all-time list now stands at 119 species of birds! The following is a full summary of the Pakenham-Arnprior Boxing Day count. Significant species and numbers are highlighted: Canada Goose 2; American Black Duck 7; Mallard 162; Common Goldeneye 73; Common Merganser 3; Red-breasted Merganser 1; Ruffed Grouse 17; Wild Turkey 806; Bald Eagle 11; Sharp-Shinned Hawk 1; Northern Goshawk 1; Red-tailed Hawk 9; American Kestrel 2; Peregrine Falcon 1; Rock Pigeon 708; Mourning Dove 230; Great Horned Owl 4; Barred Owl 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker 1; Downy Woodpecker 67; Hairy Woodpecker 79; Pileated Woodpecker 19; Northern Shrike 4; Blue Jay 413; American Crow 667; Common Raven 114; Horned Lark 4; BlackCapped Chickadee 1353; Red-breasted Nuthatch 68; White-breasted Nuthatch 146; Brown Creeper 13; Golden-crowned Kinglet 2; American Robin 1; European Starling 565; Bohemian Waxwing 890; American

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Members in spotlight at naturalists meeting THIS WEEK’S FEATURE The Macnamara Field Naturalists Club will hold a members night at their Jan. 4 meeting. All members and interested people are invited to Arnprior District High School at 7:30 p.m. for the monthly meeting. The January speakers will be the club’s members. They are urged to bring their favourite identification guide, photo or specimen and share it the other members. People with up to 10 digital photos to share as a slideshow are asked to bring them on a flash drive. Members who don’t bring anything to share will be asked to pay a $1 fee (admission for non-members is $5).

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Tree Sparrow 171; Darkeyed Junco 200; Lapland Longspur 2; Snow Bunting 1250; Northern Cardinal 22; Red-winged Blackbird 1; Common Grackle 2; Pine Grosbeak 2; House Finch 36; White-winged Crossbill 11; Common Redpoll 696; Hoary Redpoll 2; Pine Siskin 20; American Goldfinch 598; Evening Grosbeak 219; House Sparrow 148. The Peregrine Falcon will likely remain here for the winter, roosting each night on the St. John Chrysostom Church. What an appropriate place for a bird of ‘pray’! The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email is mruntz@start.ca.

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Two Arnprior Central Tier 1 Junior Hockey League players will be suiting up in this year’s league all-star game set for the Bell Sensplex Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Arnprior natives will take to the ice on opposite sides of the red line. Pembroke Lumber Kings defenceman Ben Reinhardt will be a part of the Yzerman Division team while centre Ryan Lowe of the Carleton Place Canadians will lace up the skates for the Robinson loop.

Reinhardt is in his ďŹ fth year with the Lumber Kings and second as team captain. The veteran CHL defenceman has three goals and 12 assists in 18 games. He has missed much of the 2010-11 campaign with a knee injury. Lowe is Carleton Place’s leading pointgetter with 15 goals and 32 assists for 47 points in 39 games as the team headed into the Christmas break. The former Arnprior Packer’s biggest night this season came Nov. 12 when he notched a hat trick and set up the other two Canadian markers in a 5-2 win over the Cumberland Grads.

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In two days, I will join my family for Christmas. It is a time to spread goodwill where we can, and celebrate that for which we are thankful. While I’m there, I hope to see my parents’ old friend, François d’Orglandes. François is an artist whose family is known for taking in less fortunate strangers for dinner on Christmas Eve. They personify the “kindness of strangersâ€?. They make it easier to build healthy, secure, vibrant communities. In the same way, The Ottawa Hospital beneďŹ ts from remarkable community support. What our community leaders, philanthropists and, in many cases, your neighbors have achieved this year is impressive. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s 20/20 Campaign raised $24.5 Million for a new Cancer Centre at the General Campus, as

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The Arnprior Figure Skating Club hosted a festive family skate at the Nick Smith Centre Dec. 19. Some of the Canskate program skaters, including Cole Hisko and Abby Patrois, gathered together for a group photo with some of the club’s older members, who were supervising the event. The supervisors are Kaitlyn Edge, Callie Mosseau, Kaitlyn Millins, Jessica Daze (with the Santa hat), Laura Stemp and Jennifer Camelon.

BUCKS FOR PUCKS Arnprior Scotiabank donated funds for youth hockey prior to Christmas. Branch manager Brian Argue presents cheques to Madawaska Girls Hockey League president Jennifer Lafrance and Arnprior Minor Hockey president Denis Couture for the minor midget rep team.

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Arnprior Packers open 2011 with two games at home The Arnprior Packers completed the 2010 portion of the 2010-11 Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League schedule in Lanark County Dec. 22. The Valley Division leading Perth Blue Wings topped the Packers by a 5-3 margin for the second time in less than a week. But unlike the Dec. 19 decision at the Nick Smith Centre, the outcome of this latest match-up hung in the balance until the game’s final moments. The Packers fought back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits before a Ben Minkus marker 6:42 from the end snapped a 3-3 deadlock and propelled Perth to victory. Peter McGahey added an empty net goal with 50 seconds remaining.

Riley Kane had two first-period markers for the Blue Wings. Gio Falsetti counted the third Blue Wing counter early in the middle frame. Goals from Michael Byrne, Brock Zielinski and Casey Doner, the latter with 10:30 remaining in the final stanza, allowed the Packers to claw back to even terms. Valley Division scoring leader Taylor Collins (27-21-48) collected two assists. The Packers outshot the Blue Wings 4339 with Perth’s Troy Anderson outlasting Matt Gagne in a good battle of goaltenders. “I thought we played really well,” Packers coach and GM Bill Griese said. “They scored the winner with about five minutes left and then got an empty netter. We gave them all they could handle.”

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As for the first roughly two-thirds of the 2010-11 season, the coach is pleased with what he has seen as his team has put together a 17-11-and-2 record, good for a healthy number-two seed in the Valley Division. “I told the guys before the game in Perth, people seem to dwell on the negative, but we’ve done a lot of good things,” coach Griese added. “I’m pleased. We have maybe the youngest team in the circuit. “We didn’t plan it that way,” Griese observed. “The way they (young players) have played, we had to keep them around. We also have three of the top rookie scorers in the Valley Division,” Arnprior’s Colin Bradbury leads Valley first-year snipers with 39 points; followed by Casey Doner third, 27 points;

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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP John Yakabuski had many people chuckling over the holidays with his singing ‘tributes’ to misadventures of Dalton McGuinty’s provincial Liberal government. He sang a Christmas song expressing his outrage over the government’s harmonized sales tax. The HST Carol became a You Tube hit. Prior to that, his Backtrack Boogie included songs such as ‘Oops, I Did it Again’, ‘How Long Has This Been Going On’, and ‘Money for Nothing’. ISSUES The songs touched on such items as the ill-fated eco-tax, the mixed martial arts policy switch, and the proposals to ban chocolate milk and cell phones in schools. “In a year defined by Liberal

scandal and backtracks, Dalton McGuinty closed out the year strong, backtracking on his all-day kindergarten pro-

gram and bloated public sector agencies in less than 24 hours,” said Yakabuski. “It’s clear Ontario families are looking

for a change of tune. When they go to the polls next October, I am confident we’ll all be singing ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.”

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NO LOTTERY WIN – WHAT NEXT? The Northern Credit Union has some timely advice for the vast majority of people who have not won the lottery lately. The booklet ‘What if You Don’t Win the Lottery’ is available at the Arnprior and other branches. The six-step book promotes financial literacy and acts as a guide to family budgeting and financial planning. It was written by Credit Union members and staff specifically to help people in Valley towns and rural areas instead of being Toronto-centric as many financial planning guides are. Showing off the book, from left, are Northern Credit Union vice-president Kevin Connolly, vice-president of human resources Lisa Richter and Arnprior branch manager Wayne Lavallee. Ask us about printing and designing your

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Red Velvet, the Arnprior District High School music program’s choir, entertains during the ADHS band (and choir) concert at the school Dec. 15. The music students are holding a bottle and penny drive throughout Arnprior Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 2-4) next week as part of their efforts to raise money to be able to travel to Boston in the spring. Photo by Evan Campbell

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HOBBY FARM BUYERS OR HOBBY ENTHUSIAST Take note 5 bedroom, 1.5 bath, original log home just minutes from Arnprior & HWY 417. Home has large entry mud rm/laundry rm, eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets, lrg living rm, 4 pce main bath features 10-jet tub.

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DOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR RETAIL BUILDING 2280 sq.ft. main floor space, employee parking at rear, 2nd storey former apartment, basement for storage, gas heating, furnace 2001, central air, newer roof. MLS #770657

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4402 Limestone Rd., Kinburn $269,900

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138 Lavallee Rd., Renfrew $389,900 P i c t u re s q u e hobby farm149 acres. 1.5 storey century home in excellent condition, country style kitchen. Attached workshop and garage. Home is tenant occupied. Good farm buildings for storage or animals. MLS #777721

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2635 10th Concession N. Rd. Pakenham $374,900

Country living at its best - renovated 5 bdrm farm house. Country style kitchen, large family room, home office area with private entrance. Hardwood flooring. Detached garage/workshop, barn with stalls as well as storage buildings set on approx. 96 acres, 20+ tillable, remainder forested. MLS #77719

2457 Hwy. 29, Pakenham $449,900

Residential, Retail, Manufacturing, Storage - this property has a multitude of uses with unlimited potential. Apartments, retail space, manufacturing space and storage space. Apartments and manufacturing presently occupied. Retail space and storage area available immediately. Property Zoned H and H-4. MLS 774375

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Large private lot 1.38 acres, paved drive, paved road, attached oversized garage, Hi Ranch style home, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, country style kitchen, finished basement, in home theatre, rear deck, great neighbours - this one has it all. MLS #771878

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ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM PARISH FAMILY

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Sunday Mass Saturday 4:30 pm Sun. 8:30 am & 10:30 am “You are most welcome” Rev. John N. Burchat 295 Albert St. 623-2282 www.saintjohnchrysostom.org

Join us on Sundays at 10 am for: Worship, Nursery (0-3 yrs), Kids Exploring Faith: (3 yrs up) A warm welcome to ALL!

BRAESIDE PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Dr. Richard Hollingsworth 623-2360 Castleford Sunday 9:00 am Glasgow United Sunday 10:00 am Braeside Sunday 11:00 am Sunday School During Service

BAPTIST CALVARY BAPTIST Pastor Bruce Donald (Fellowship Baptist) 613-623-4863 156 Landrigan Street South Sunday Worship 10:30 am Children's Bible Classes Nursery Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study 7:00 pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 279 Alicia St. at Norma Phone: 623-3993 Pastor Lee Dyck Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Children, Youth & Adult Ministries Visit us at: www.fbc-online.ca

ELGIN ST. BAPTIST CHURCH (Baptist Convention of Ont. & Que.) 135 Elgin St., Arnprior Ont. K7S 1N9 Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Julie-Ann Morton Office Phone: 613-622-1069

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63B Victoria Street 622-7960 Pastor Adriaan M. van der Lingen, M.Div. Saturday Services 9:30 am - Sabbath School 11:00 am - Worship Service

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Taking part in the United Way presentation of a grant to the Renfrew County Food For Learning, from left, are Julie Thur, Student Nutrition Program regional manager for the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training Devorah Belinsky, Natalie Martin, Jody Luckasavitch and United Way board member Cathi Fairfield of Arnprior. Thur, Martin and Luckasavitch are Renfrew County Food for Learning co-ordinators, with Martin covering the Arnprior area.

Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

United Way feeds nutrition program It has been shown that nourishment programs help to level the playing field for all children and youth by reducing the negative impacts of poverty and food insecurity. Proper nutrition is fundamental to student success because students who are well nourished are less tired and are better able to concentrate on their studies. Nourishment programs also contribute to healthy development and lifelong healthy habits. “We are thrilled to receive this support from Renfrew County United Way,” said Devorah Belinsky, student nutrition program regional manager for the Leger Centre. “Food for Learning programs are universal, available to all students regardless of socio-economic status, which ensures that the nutrition programs are non-stigmatizing.” The Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training was chosen in July as the lead agency for delivering such programs in Renfrew County. Its aim is to sponsor over 50 student nutrition programs, reaching about 12,000 children and youth in Renfrew County.

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# 3675 Jasper

Do you have a quiet home that would suit this shy kitty? Orson is a four-year-old neutered male who has been at the shelter since last January when he was found in White Lake. He is a quiet cat who can be shy until he knows you. Once he is comfortable with you he enjoys being petted and brushed and is quite affectionate. He gets along with other cats but would be best suited in a quiet adult home with no other pets. Orson is an indoor only cat.

This outgoing cat loves to explore. Jasper is a the shelter since March when he was found here in town. He is an affectionate, friendly cat who is very curious. Jasper gets along well with other cats but can get a little rough when playing. He would be best suited in a home with older children and no dogs. Jasper will require regular grooming with his long hair.

Supplies the shelter needs: non-clumping cat litter, bleach and window cleaner.

The shelter is collecting UPC codes from all bags of Whiskas dry cat food until the end of December 2010. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca

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