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Erin Wilson and Brittany Wallace will join their St. Lawrence College classmates on a mission trip to Ecuador. The Arnprior girls will help to build a school and support a number of programs on the go through the Free the Children program. 5
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The latest exhibit at the Arnprior and District Museum is several weeks away from completion. Museum ofﬁcials say the project has been a real team effort. 3
When a guest speaker asked an Arnprior District High School class last week if anyone had been touched by suicide, almost half the students raised a hand. It’s a chilling reminder that the second leading cause of death among teens is near to home, especially after a summer that saw four young people commit suicide in the region. However, it wasn’t until the death in November of Daron Richardson, daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach and former NHL player Luke Richardson, that the issue of suicide was ﬁrst given wide-spread mainstream media attention. That is because many media outlets believe past studies that show publicizing suicides lead to copycat suicides. See ‘SUICIDE’ Page 2
ALL HAIL THE REDMEN The many exploits of Arnprior District High School students are being recognized this Friday, Jan. 14 as the town has declared it Redmen Day and is urging everyone to wear red. Showing off their Redmen pride, from left, are ADHS students Jesse Andrews, Melissa Farmer, Chelsea Turpin, Tait Van Wyk (front), Kayla Collins, Matt Crozier and Geoff Graham. The latest in a long string of triumphs for ADHS teams occurred last Saturday as the school’s high-ﬂying junior boys basketball team won the annual Redmen-Raider tournament on their home court. For more, see Page 13. Photo by Evan Campbell
Organizers optimistic carnival to be a success The 30th annual Arnprior Optimist Winter Carnival kicks off this Saturday, Jan. 15 with a 10 a.m. movie at the O’Brien Theatre. Admission is $2 or a carnival button. Next up for the Nick Smith Centre-based carnival is the school obstacle relay race, free public skate and air bounce activities on Thursday, Jan. 20.
On Friday, Jan. 21 the fun continues with the opening of the Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament, free public swimming and a pub night among the scheduled activities. The tournament and carnival continues Saturday with a shanty breakfast, shriner’s clowns and children’s entertainers Junkyard Symphony and Ray’s
Reptiles on the bill. Saturday’s youth talent contest has been moved from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. The carnival wraps up on Sunday, Jan. 23 with a free skate and refreshments sponsored by White Lake Marina. For the full schedule of events, see the ﬂyer inside this week’s edition.
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A suicide victimâ€™s brother spoke to an ADHS class last week, saying if they suspect a friend has thoughts of ending their life, a caring adult needs to know. Almost half the students in the room raised a hand when asked if they knew someone who committed suicide.
Suicide talk given at ADHS Continued from front It was the Richardson family, along with mental health advocates and high school counselors, such as Phil Moore and Kathy Rajsic at ADHS, who decided the issue was serious enough to necessitate an open and frank dialogue. In early December, Moore and Rajsic reported back on a Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre lecture they attended, saying new research shows asking anyone suspected of having suicidal thoughts doesnâ€™t â€œplant the seedâ€? in them. It helps direct them to a caring adult who can help. â€œThey feel helpless and hopeless and want a dramatic change to make the pain go away,â€? Rajsic said. â€œIt doesnâ€™t end the pain. It transfers it to others, to family and friends. It imports it onto the community.â€? For parents, talking to their teens about topics such as suicide can be difďŹ cult, say the counsellors, but they need to remember that kids donâ€™t always want a solution handed down from above. Sometimes they simply want to voice their problems out loud to someone who is there to listen. â€œSometimes instead of trying to think of an answer, parents could be reďŹ‚ecting on what they are saying,â€? Rajsic said. â€œThe thing is to keep them talking (while doing an activity like washing dishes or shooting pool).â€? They advise teens who believe a friend is suicidal to tell their friendâ€™s parents, a counsellor or other trusted adult. It was the same message James
Thomas brought to Tim Waterhouseâ€™s ADHS social studies class Jan. 6. â€œThey may be mad at ďŹ rst. But theyâ€™ll realize after they get healthy that you are a good friend,â€? Thomas said, adding it can also be done anonymously. At both the lecture and classroom speech, Thomas talked about the documentary he is close to ďŹ nishing on his sister, Chantal, who committed suicide in 2005 after many months of drug abuse and two incidences of sexual assault. GUILT, REGRETS Called The Truth about Teenage Suicide, the ďŹ lm details his Brockville familyâ€™s life leading up to the moment Chantal hung herself with shoelaces during a camping party along the St. Lawrence River. Thomas said family members and friends harbour tremendous guilt, along with temptations to blame one another, and are left to wonder what they could have done to prevent it. â€œI regret not taking more time with her, hugging her, telling her how much I loved her,â€? Thomas said. â€œA lot of times we donâ€™t realize it until itâ€™s too late.â€? Had her parents known what she was going through, they would have taken her on a vacation or worked harder to ďŹ nd therapy, Thomas said. Students shared their thoughts on teen stress, including how they feel Facebook and other social networking tools turn leisure time into competitions to see who can give the appearance of having the most fun. Facebook enables secrets
or embarrassing moments pass quickly from one person to the next, as well, ensuring stress strikes hard and fast. Others said small towns like Brockville and Arnprior have a way of reducing self-expression to the uniform of plaid shirts and jeans. In Chantalâ€™s case, she was exploring her sexuality by experimenting with bi-sexuality. She also dressed differently than others. Both are difďŹ cult to do without inviting ridicule. â€œBeing popular, cool, invited to the best parties: after high school that stuff isnâ€™t important anymore,â€? Thomas said. â€œWhatâ€™s important is ďŹ guring out who you are and what life you want to live.â€? Still, it was likely the â€œdark inner painâ€? of sexual abuse at a young age that had the most damning effect on Chantal, which is why Thomas encouraged students to talk about painful things, not try to hide them with drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity or other damaging behavior. â€œThere are common characteristics with mental health illness, but try to remember that if you do bad on a test or something like that, it doesnâ€™t mean the end of the world. Try to keep the big picture in mind,â€? he said. â€œAnd for those times you are on a mental high and on top of the world? Enjoy the ups. Scream! Know that the lows are there, but there are literally opportunities everywhere for you. More than ever before. â€œNothing can hold you back except for yourself.â€? For a related story, see Page 4.
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Standing at the Marshall’s Bay ﬂag stop are Brian LaBrie, Morris Hall, Sandra Hall, Janet Carlile and John Brady. Missing are John Unrau and Doug Collins. Carlile notes that a supporting group of volunteers was also involved in the exhibit. Photo by Sherry Haaima
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No decision yet following OMB hearing Tuesday Gillies homeowners seek to prevent government from seizing their land; may want to build on possibly dangerous slope DEREK DUNN firstname.lastname@example.org
No decision was rendered on Jan. 11, but both the County of Renfrew and the Gillies House owners had their sides heard in full at an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing regarding a land designation. Representing the Town of Arnprior, County of Renfrew senior planner Bruce Howarth said a portion of the property owned by Alex Winter and Ron MacIntyre surrounded by the Gillies Grove and overlooking the Ottawa River deserves to keep the environmental protection designation (EPD). That was a designation before the couple bought the property and should remain that way into the future, as it applies to similar properties in Arnprior, Howarth argued. He said the steep slope and ﬂoodplain below meet provincial standards for
The property was valuable because of access to the waterfront.
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Among the TAMI program supporters at an Arnprior fundraiser and awareness day were Harry Lesway, Marie McCourt, Brittany Lesway, Deborra Barr, David Sullivan, Kaelyn Herbert, Sally Weston, Tom Moorehead, Shannon Hamilton, Dawn Church, Ashley Head, Samantha Hamilton and Malita Herbert.
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Talk about it. That’s the focus of a program aimed at encouraging Grade 10, 11 and 12 students in Renfrew County to think about mental health issues. The Talk About Mental Health (TAMI) program promotes awareness amongst students and in doing so helps those in trouble get help. It also aids students in realizing there is help available and that suicide does not have to be an option. The TAMI program is run through Community Mental Health Services, based in Renfrew County at Pembroke Regional Hospital. The group has an ofﬁce on John Street in Arnprior and works with local members and community partners, such as the high school. The group holds awareness days and fundraisers, such as one last summer in Robert Simpson Park that earned money for TAMI projects. The organization provides speakers who talk to high school students about mental illness,
addictions and suicide. They stress that if troubled youth reach out they will be connected to the right agency. “We all work together to get them help,” explained one TAMI supporter. “There are resources. There are treatment options.” Often teenagers realize something is wrong, but don’t know what it is, he said. Among the people at the summer fundraiser was the uncle of an Arnprior area girl who committed suicide in June. He said that while it is too late for his niece and young people from Renfrew, Perth and Balderson who committed suicide last summer, he wants teens to open up about their problems before it is too late. “Please, talk about it to someone,” he said. “There is help out there.” Another supporter said he was at the fundraiser “because there are lives being lost.” The TAMI program is cochaired by Rob Wynja and Karen Oatman. The Arnprior branch can be contacted at 613-623-1632. The Mental Health Crisis Line can be reached at 1-866-996-0991.
ter and MacIntyre were assured that if they apply to sell or build, and it is proven during the regular process of approval that the property is dangerous, they can remove their application and have no fear of losing their land to government. And if it did happen, the couple could bring another case before the OMB. The entire property is also zoned residential 1, which is why the pair believed – when they purchased the property in 2005 – they had the right to build on it or sell part of the land. “The property was valuable because of access to the waterfront,” Winter said. “You say we can come back here (to the OMB). We don’t want to come back here.” Winter, who as the appellant brought the case before the OMB, asked Howarth if he had a “personal agenda” when it came to promoting the environment. That prompted hearing chair D.R. ‘Don’ Granger to state on the ﬁrst of many occasions
during the day that Winter should focus his presentation on relevant issues. “Mr. Howarth is a qualiﬁed and recognized land use planner,” Granger said. “I suspect he will never say the environmental protection doesn’t apply on your property like it does on every other property in the area.” Often, during the other moments Granger interrupted Winter, it was to acknowledge there is “history” between the two sides, but that it is the OMB’s job to render a decision that will beneﬁt future land planning. Howarth said Winter is confused over the terms “designation” and “zone” and that both can apply to the same property at the same time. Winter offered no rebuttal, but at times agreed that dangerous property must be protected. The hearing is expected to cost Arnprior taxpayers about $20,000. Granger did not say when he will make his decision public.
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It’ll be a March break to remember for two local students with a desire to make a difference in the world. Beginning March 14, Brittany Wallace and Erin Wilson will join their St. Lawrence College classmates in Ecuador on a mission to help the impoverished youth in that country. The girls, who have been friends since they attended Walter Zadow Public School together, could use some help in their fundraising efforts. The third-year child and youth worker students will spend 12 days in the Chimborazo province. It’s the ﬁrst time instructors of the child and youth worker program have embarked on a mission like this. The girls and their peers will help to build a new school so children in the rural province won’t have to walk long distances for their education. They will also work on various community projects on the go through the Free the Children program. The girls agree the lan-
Brittany Wallace and Erin Wilson are working on raising the last of the $3,000 each needed for their upcoming mission trip to Ecuador. Photo by Sherry Haaima guage barrier may be a bit of a challenge, but they are prepared to deal with it As part of their project, the youth workers will also introduce the students to some therapeutic and educational games. The idea is to teach the kids the games and programs so the effects of the visit are long-lasting.
“It’s about empowering them, too,” says Wallace. “Because you get stuck in a rut when you’re living in poverty.” Both girls agree that the expedition will not only help Ecuadorean youth, it will enrich the lives of the Canadian students on the mission, too, giving them a
greater sense of the world, an appreciation for all the luxuries we enjoy and a sense of accomplishment. Wallace and Wilson have been working hard to raise the required $3,000 per person to fund the trip. Bottle drives, dinners and garage sales are among the fundraising projects they’ve completed. A government initiative that involved signing people up to participate in a petition was another successful fundraiser for the ladies – they earned $25 for each person who participated. While the fundraising has mostly centred in the Kingston area, the girls wanted to make sure they made their own communities aware of their efforts. A few major sponsors have come through, including Pillar 5 and the Arnprior Aerospace International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. They invite anyone who might like to help out to get in touch. To make a donation, contact Wallace at 613-888-2282 or email@example.com or Wilson at 613328-1563 or erin_wilson89@ hotmail.com.
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Arnprior council opted to defer spending up to $326,600 on an historic building until budget deliberations take place in late February. At Monday’s committee of the whole, a report by public works and engineering director Janet Collins recommended awarding a tender to Atwill-Morin of Ottawa to begin work on the D.A. Gillies Building, home to the Arnprior and District Museum. The need for turret repairs and pointing dates back to at least 2008. But along with the masonry work, an independent reviewer determined “signiﬁcant” trafﬁc control would also be required at the county-owned trafﬁc lights. Other work to the building, including the third-ﬂoor restoration and basement renovations, pushed the current project back, Collins explained. However, council voted unanimously in favour of postponing
the stage-one $191,050 tender, along with stages two and three, $67,150 and $67,500. Atwin-Morin provided written assurance that its winning bid, which came in almost $200,000 less than the only other bid, will hold good until the end of March. The money was to be taken from the hydro reserve fund. However, councillors said they didn’t know how much was left in the reserve fund and had yet to see speciﬁc budget numbers, therefore weren’t conﬁdent in approving the spending. They also want a report on how serious the problems are with the building. “This came as a little bit of a surprise for me,” said Coun. Ted Strike. “We don’t know where we are or where we sit with the budget. I’m not prepared to approve this.” Earlier, the museum won approval for new doors to satisfy provincially-mandated accessibility legislation.
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Arnprior council will survey its ratepayers by sending out questionnaires with its water bills. Newly-elected mayor David Reid unveiled the surveys at Monday’s council meeting. He noted that during the election campaign he had promised to take steps to include citizens in the decision-making process. The ﬁrst set of surveys will help council set priorities during budget deliberations over the next couple of months, he explained. “We would very much appreciate your opinion on the following questions,” the survey preamble says. However, after input from council and staff, some of the proposed questions were altered or eliminated. Two questions asking if the town should be using tax dollars to expand seniors and social services beyond what is provincially mandated were dropped when it was pointed out the town couldn’t do that. Questions regarding the town’s accessibility obligations at town hall and the museum were also queried, as the province has mandated the changes. The survey gives residents a choice of three answers: Fulﬁll our full obligations, regardless of the cost; provide a reduced standard, to control the cost;
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Arnprior’s new mayor David Reid and council are following through on election campaign promises to make it easier for residents to provide input on local issues. That is certainly admirable, but they should make sure the input is being efﬁciently collected and not providing a warped view of how the majority thinks. Several ﬁrst-time councillors, including the mayor, are new to politics, so need to hear what the public has to say. After all, it is obvious they were elected at least partly because they offered new ways to include the public in the decisionmaking process. Council has provided a time for public comments and questions at the beginning of each meeting, although the ﬁne details of who and what will be permitted have yet to be worked out. Expressing of legitimate questions and concerns is one thing, but council has to be careful not to let the question period turn into a free-for-all in which valuable input gets lost in the kafufﬂe. Judging from Monday’s meeting, council also has to be careful not to let public comments disrupt their deliberations. There is plenty of time to hear discourse in question period or after the meeting. Mayor Reid’s proposed ‘Be part of the decisionmaking’ survey is also a laudable attempt to involve the public in council business. However, it is important the questions are worded carefully. Surveying the public is an art. Loaded and simplistic questions are rarely helpful in determining the true feelings and priorities of the populace. An unscientiﬁc survey can often do more harm than good. Allowing kneejerk ‘I want lower taxes’ responses without making people think about how that should be accomplished doesn’t provide useful answers. It just caters to the more negative among us. The survey proposed to go out with Arnprior’s water bills has some interesting questions that should provide council with guidance on how townsfolk feel, if enough of them take the time to answer. However, other questions do little to enlighten or show the way to feasible solutions. The survey and question period are ideas worthy of implementation. They just need to be ﬁnetuned.
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the United States Constitution ... the right to bear arms. This is entrenched in the second amendment to the United States Constitution. That was formulated in 1791. What was this amendment all about? Historians, indeed lawyers of every stripe and others, saw this amendment as a means by which American collective defense would be ensured. So this amendment permitted states of the union, each with their own constitutions to have active and organized militias acting as aids to and for the civil power in each state. These militias exist to this day in the form of the Army and Air National Guards. While federally funded, and each is a part of the United States Military ‘order or battle’, they are, nevertheless a state asset to respond as needed both to state needs but also national needs when ‘called up” for active service. To many, myself included, that is what I thought the second amendment was all about.
To the editor: This letter is in response to the article in the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide dated Jan. 6, entitled ‘Well Done’. The topic under discussion is the well testing report done by the Ministry of the Environment and the Department of Public Health with regards to the contaminated wells along the Braeside Ridge. The Department of Public Health tests well water at no cost to the resident, but the Ministry of the Environment weighed in on the issue as well because there had been so many complains of bacterial contamination and fears of petroleum pollution. Amid the back-patting and congratulations some glaring issues remain unresolved. This well-testing took the Ministry a year and a half to complete and the report still comes up without a deﬁnitive cause or any real solution. Although the report points out that the nearby quarry is not affecting surrounding wells, it never tells us what is contaminating the wells. The report states that the problems are not system-wide. I am aware of at least eight neighbours on Usborne Street that have contaminated wells. How many contaminated wells does it takes before it’s a system-wide problem? Mayor Campbell made the generalization that the area’s water is no better or no worse than anywhere else in rural Ontario. If this is the case, then I suggest we are in trouble. The big issue here is the danger of future contamination of our water from a potential chemical or petroleum spill in Miller’s Quarry. This was never a concern until they moved their temporary asphalt plant into the quarry. It is one thing to have bacterial contamination in your well; you can deal with that (even if you don’t know where it’s coming from). However, if your well is contaminated with petroleum or its by-products there is little hope that your well will ever be of use again. Governments of all levels as well as residents must remain diligent in protecting our water, one of our most valuable resources.
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Act of kindness applauded To the editor: On Sunday afternoon, I was driving down Daniel Street in Arnprior and noticed a lady on a handicapped scooter in front of the Campbell Court building stuck in the snow at the sidewalk. She was not able to get unstuck and nobody seemed to be
Society must reﬂect and resolve Continued from Page 8 It wasn’t about vigilante justice; it wasn’t about the real defense of the American Union from foreign incursions: it wasn’t about hunters; and it wasn’t about defending one’s home against intruders; or even protection of one’s self. In fact, many jurisdictions thought so as well and they enacted ordinances to control guns. But the United States Supreme Court ruled otherwise. It said citizens have the right to bear arms 24-7 in defense of their property and for self-protection. So now that is where the dilemma rests. Organizations like the American Riﬂe Association (some 4 million members) were victorious in having their agenda entrenched by the American Supreme Court. I don’t think there is any political party in the United States that will adopt measures like we have in Canada. The NRA lobby is too big and powerful. We have gun control here and while I, as a citizen, may not approve of the Long Gun Registry as it stands, I am staunch in my support of our regulations and system regarding the licensing of acquiring ﬁrearms through training programs, police checks and the regulations pertaining to storage of such ﬁrearms, etc. But having said that, we could very well have events in Canada much like what we have seen in the United States. We actually have had them like Mayerthorpe, Alberta and the events at the Montreal Polytechnique in Quebec. So we are not immune from insanity, ignorance and other unforeseen motives that might occur. But at times like these, when tragedies like what we witnessed in Tucson happen, we must reﬂect on the occurrence and try and resolve the problems that led to this event in a pragmatic way before they escalate into something as drastic as what we have seen. Everyone of all political and social stripes must look outside of their own box, so to speak, and try to solve these issues before they happen. That is, however, a very tall order and I have grave doubts that we can ‘get there’. Our thoughts and prayers, however, go out to everyone affected. Thomas Charbonneau Arnprior
helping for about 30 minutes. Finally, a red truck stopped facing the opposite way. I saw Howie Lebrun get out of the truck and help the lady out of the snow.
It turned out the scooter was out of power, I guess from trying to get unstuck. I watched as Howie pushed the scooter and lady down the street to what turned out to be
her home at the Russell Street apartments about eight or nine blocks away. Great job, Howie. Just another example of great small town hospitality.
It is acts of kindness like this that makes me glad that I call Arnprior home. Joseph Brenner Arnprior
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ARNPRIOR CHRONICLE-GUIDE - January 13 2011
Grade 5 student attempting to become County Idol When you reach for the stars, quite often the journey is full of adventure, excitement and determination. Eleven-year-old Skyelar Nichols of Arnprior is hoping to make a childhood dream come true this year as she attempts to become the ‘Renfrew County Idol’. Skyelar is a Grade 5 student at A.J. Charbonneau Public School. So when she takes the stage Saturday, Jan. 29 at Arnprior District High School, she will be trying to win for both herself, and her school. If Skyelar wins the overall competition in June, she will walk away with $500 and an Ipod, as well as $500 for her school. Skyelar will be part of a county-wide competition that is taking place in seven communities. Arnprior’s turn comes on Saturday, Jan. 29 at ADHS and Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Arnprior Legion, both beginning at 1 p.m. Renfrew County Idol is one of many events of the Expo 150 Anniversary celebrations slated for this year. The County of Renfrew is celebrating 150 years of incorporation by hosting a four-day Rural Expo at the Pembroke Airport from June 9 to 12. The event is free of charge and will showcase the past, present and future of the county. Among the special events will be the ﬁnals for Renfrew County Idol. Skyelar, who is competing in the youth under-13 division, will be up against other children from the area. The winner will earn a spot on the main stage at Expo 150. There are three age categories, and anyone from the County of Renfrew is eligible to enter. The 14-18 age group category will also be featured at ADHS Jan. 29. The ﬁnal prize is $1,000, plus an Ipad and an additional
$500 for the winner’s school. The adult competition takes place Jan. 30 and the winner will receive $1,000 and a Home Entertainment 3-D system. When Skyelar takes the stage at ADHS, you will likely hear her belting out a Miley Cyrus song. She is not too nervous about the competition, as she has tried out for other talent contests in Arnprior and also sang at Taste of the Valley last year. Whatever Skyelar sings, she will be having fun. She expects to have her dad join her on stage and play guitar. The contest allows the contestants to sing solo, play a guitar or keyboard, or have one person accompany them with guitar or keyboard. The contest does not allow for any pre-recorded music. Skyelar and all other contestants will be judged strictly on their vocal abilities. The other preliminaries take place from January through April, with Eganville being the ﬁrst site last week. This weekend (Jan. 15-16) will be the Renfrew competitions Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Renfrew Legion. There will also be competitions in Barry’s Bay, Deep River, Pembroke and Petawawa. Renfrew County Idol is being sponsored by Lapointe Auto Group. The three judges and a celebrity radio judge from MYFM Radio, Valley Heritage Radio or STAR 96 Radio will be on hand throughout all the competitions to help score the events. So what prompted Skyelar to enter? Well, she wanted to have fun and really enjoys singing, so she ﬁgured, why not try out and maybe win some prizes along the way. Skyelar is used to singing in front of crowds of various sizes, so she is pretty sure she won’t be too nervous come the big day.
HUNTLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TENDER for CANTEEN at the OUTDOOR RINK 108 JUANITA Hours of Operation: Sunday to Saturday – Hours Vary Closing Date for Tender:
January 20th, 2011 If you are interested please contact: Peter Green: 613-839-4353 Annie Craig: 613-839-0005
Skyelar Nichols, 11, of Arnprior, hopes to make a childhood dream come true this year as she attempts to become the ‘Renfrew County Idol’. The Grade 5 student at A.J. Charbonneau Public School will try out at the Arnprior auditions being held Saturday, Jan. 29 at ADHS and Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Arnprior Legion, both beginning at 1 p.m.
There is still time to enter one of the community competitions. However, you better hurry as the sign-up ends for Arnprior this Saturday, Jan. 15, as all contestants must be registered two weeks prior to their community event. If you want to register, or know someone who might be interested in signing up, go to www.expo150.com and get an application. For information on the Arnprior event, or to register, you can also call Gladys Sidock at 613-432-2549. In the meantime, circle the weekend of Jan. 29-30 on your calendar and come out to cheer on Skyelar and the other competitors. Admission is free.
Church Directory WORSHIP IN THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA GRACE ST. ANDREWS, ARNPRIOR:
ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM PARISH FAMILY
(269 John St. N, 623-3176)
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
PRESBYTERIAN ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
PENTECOSTAL GLAD TIDINGS CHURCH Reverend Clark Young 613-623-2943 116 Baskin Drive West Sunday Service: 10:30 am Children/Youth Ministries Weekly Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST CARLETON CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Growing in Faith!
Reverend Mark Redner 3794 Diamondview Road Kinburn Friday Healing Service 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. 613-288-8120 www.wcca.ca
PARTNERS IN HARVEST RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
ARNPRIOR SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Rev. Milton A. Fraser B.A., M.Div. 613-623-5531 80 Daniel Street, Arnprior, Ontario
Morning Worship & Sunday School - 10:30 am
63 Victoria St., 622-5929 Sunday Celebration 10:30 a.m. Children/Youth Ministry 0 - 18
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
49 McLachlin St. S., Arnprior Pastor John Jacobs 623-4562 Sunday service, Sunday School & Nursery 10:00 am
ANGLICAN PARISH OF ARNPRIOR EMMANUEL CHURCH
WORD OF FAITH C.F.C.M.
THE ROCK CHURCH
59 Madawaska St. Arnprior, K7S 1S1 622-7729 Pastor Joe Moniz Sunday Celebration 10 am Children’s Ministry Wednesday Prayer & Praise 7:00 pm www.therockchurch.ca
287 Harrington St (at Ottawa) Canon Roger A. Young 623-2554 Worship Services Sunday at 8 a.m. Sunday at 10 a.m. with Sunday School and Supervised Nursery Thursday 10 a.m.
JOY LOVE HOPE FAITH
Not all crossed bills belong to Crossbills
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Bird beaks are the most marvelously modiﬁed mouthparts of any animal. Some are long for probing deep into ﬂowers; others small and delicate for plucking insects from leaves. Some are chisel-shaped for excavating wood; others paddle-shaped for ﬁltering food from water. Some bear meat hooks for tearing ﬂesh and others are conical for crushing nuts. On the long list resides a most peculiar bill whose tips cross over at its end. When the bill is opened sideways, the curved tips spread apart the scales of spruce cones, allowing the tongue access to small, nutritious seeds hidden beneath. The owner of this unique bill is the White-winged Crossbill, and small numbers of this species are now being reported locally. Its larger cousin, the Red Crossbill, has a heftier bill that pries open the scales of pine cones. The beaks of these two cross-billed ﬁnches undoubtedly took many millennia to evolve their unusual but
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way natural conﬁguration. Unnaturally deformed bills on birds usually spell doom for their owners, as their ability to forage and remove parasites is greatly affected. For that reason, deformed bills usually occur in less than one per cent of any bird population anywhere in the world. Recently Trevor Cole reported a European Starling with a very odd bill coming to his Carp feeder. This bird’s lower mandible was normal, but its upper was long and down-
curved. The handicapped starling managed to pick up seeds by turning its head sideways (crossbills do the same when picking up grit for their gizzards). There are many possibilities as to how the bird got this bill. Deformed bills have been attributed to improper bone growth, trauma, vitamin deﬁciency, calcium metabolism problems, toxins, and bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal infections. An occasional bird with a deformed beak while rare is not unexpected. However, when occurrences become widespread, concern is warranted. Since the mid-1970s aquatic birds around the Great Lakes have been found with deformed bills; persistent organochlorines (such as DDT) in the food web have been blamed. Currently an outbreak of grossly deformed bills is being seen in Black-capped Chickadees. In Alaska, no fewer than 2,160 have been observed over the past 18 years. An-
other 31 have been found in Ontario and around the Great Lakes. This startling phenomenon is the largest ever recorded anywhere in the world. An extensive study of the Alaska chickadees has so far revealed no clues as to the cause, but abnormal bone growth has been ruled out. Overlying a bird’s bill bones is a keratin sheath called the rhamphotheca, and it is in the development of this covering that the problem is believed to reside. While I enjoy hearing about unusual birds in our region, I hope that the Cole starling is a one-off, and that it will not be the start of a ﬂood of reports of starlings, chickadees and other birds with deformed bills. For although crossbills bear unusually shaped bills, deformed bills in other species is simply not Nature’s way. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.
Odd-billed European starling spotted in Carp
Notice to Former Board Members / Former Employees and Collaterals of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
We are hosting an Open House in Honour of
Jerry Muldoon former Executive Director (retired in December 2010)
Date: Sat. Jan 29th, 2011 Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pembroke, Ont Please contact us at: JMRetirement@fcsrenfrew.on.ca or Maggie at 613-432-4821 ext 3001 for speciﬁc details Please provide your name; your association with Mr. Muldoon; number of guests planning to attend. Detail of location will be provided. 410643
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Packers to host Junior B all-star game JOHN CARTER email@example.com
For the ﬁrst time in living memory, the Arnprior ‘Junior B’ Packers will host the Metro-Valley allstar games. The games and awards banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Nick Smith Centre. “It’s nice to get something like this,” said Arnprior recreation director Glenn Arthur. “They (Packers) applied for it … and got it. Good for them.” He said he can’t remember Arnprior ever hosting the all-star game during his lengthy tenure with the town.
The Packers say they are honoured to host the games and banquet. “We look forward to some great games and a wonderful banquet including a very special guest speaker.” Admission for both games is $10 and the awards banquet costs $25. Tickets go on sale at the end of the month. The top players in the Valley and Metro conferences will soon be chosen for the two games, with Arnprior expected to be well represented. The Valley vs. Metro prospects (rookies) game is set for noon while the veterans take to the ice at 3 p.m. The awards banquet
Andrew Dickson: all-star banquet guest speaker. will be held at 6:30 p.m. with two well-known local hockey names in the spotlight. Former Packers presi-
dent Jerry Jordan will be emcee. Pakenham native and Arnprior District High School graduate Andrew Dickson will be the guest speaker. Dickson, who starred locally as a player, is now an amateur scout for the National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets. He played for the Ottawa Valley Titans and then in the CJHL with the Ottawa Jr. Senators. Dickson went to Colgate University as a player. He played four seasons from 1989-93, serving as team captain and leading the club in scoring as a senior in 1992-93 with 15 goals and 28 assists for 43 points
in 34 games. He was also a key member of the 1989-90 team that won the ECAC regular-season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA championship game. He played professional hockey from 1993 to 1999 in several leagues in Europe, including stints in England and Germany. He began his coaching career in 1999 at Colgate, where he had received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1993. He was an assistant coach at Colgate for nine years. His primary responsibilities included working with the forwards and
playing a major role in the program’s recruiting efforts. During his tenure at Colgate, the Raiders made two NCAA tournament appearances, captured ECAC Hockey regular-season titles in 2004 and 2006 and had three straight 20-win seasons for the ﬁrst time in school history. He became a scout with the Blue Jackets prior to the 2008-09 season. He and his wife, Alison, are the parents of sons, Brock and Shea. Local Heroes will cater the awards banquet. Follow the ChronicleGuide for more on the banquet as the date approaches.
Arnprior Packer Ryan Eady, left, sets up a shot from the point on the Stittsville net during action Friday at the Nick Smith Centre. Above, Eady and Ty Whitelock head up ice. Photos by Derek Dunn
Packers battle back to edge Shawville PETER CLARK
SKATING PRACTICE Arnprior Devils ringette player Jillian Ferguson practises skating at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham Jan. 6. Photo by Desmond Devoy
DOGGONE NICE GOAL Lawson Leclaire of the Arnprior Bulldogs moves in for a breakaway goal against Pembroke Devils goalie Carter Julius during Atom tournament action at the Nick Smith Centre Saturday. The Bulldogs lost 6-2 to the Arnprior Snipers in the semiﬁnals at the 12-team tournament. Perth eventually won the two-day tournament over the Snipers, 7-1, in the championship game. This weekend Arnprior Minor Hockey hosts a bantam rep tournament at the Nick Smith Centre. Photo by Derek Dunn
Arnprior Packers coach and general manager Bill Griese voiced a few games back that any team can beat any other on any given night in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League. Those words were certainly true this past weekend as the Packers took on the bottom two clubs in the Valley loop at the Nick Smith Centre. The Packers fell 4-2 to the ﬁfth-seed Stittsville Royals Friday, and then needed a dramatic third-period rally to pull out a 6-5 triumph over the tailend Pontiac Juniors Sunday. At 18-12-and-2 in the standings with 10 games remaining, it is highly unlikely that Arnprior will ﬁnish anywhere other than second as the regular season winds down, which means they will open next month’s playoffs at home. PACKERS 6 SHAWVILLE 5 In a see-saw encounter at the Nick Smith Centre, the Packers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, and fell behind 5-2 before rallying for four goals, three in the third period, to claim victory.
Dylan Briand’s goal with just six seconds showing on the clock allowed Arnprior to pull this one out of the ﬁre. Colin Bradbury, Teddy Suckow, Michael Byrne, Casey Doner and Taylor Collins notched earlier Arnprior markers. Collins added three assists and Braedon Moffat two. Tyler Virgin had two goals for the Pontiacs. Matt Gagne made 21 saves between the Arnprior pipes to post the win while the Packers dented Shawville’s Brennan Smith for six goals on 35 shots. The Packers also counted two power-play goals. STITTSVILLE 4 PACKERS 2 On Friday night, the Packers spent much of the third period trailing by a goal, but were unable to ﬁnd a gametying marker. When they were poised to make a breakthrough, Stittsville’s Erik Miksik was there to shut the door. Joel Bush, Steve Genier, Cory Lamarche and David Nelson clicked for the visitors. Teddy Suckow and Casey Doner kept the Packers in contention. Bush and Suckow traded goals in
the opening session, but markers from Genier and Lamarche ﬁve minutes apart midway through the second period proved vital as the Royals took a 3-1 lead they would not relinquish. Doner narrowed the Arnprior deﬁcit to 3-2 early in the third. Although outshot 40-34, Arnprior shooters unloaded 16 shots in the ﬁnal period as they endeavoured to pull even. Nelson salted the game away for Stittsville with an empty-net marker. German Tsatsura made 36 stops in the Arnprior goal crease. “We gave the guys time off during the holidays and it showed Friday night,” Griese said. He said every team gets into a funk at some time during the season when things simply aren’t clicking. “We’re going through it right now.” The coach credited a short-staffed Shawville team with a gutsy effort Sunday night. “They played well with a low number of skaters. We were very lucky to win that game.” The Packers are at home for two games once again this weekend. The Perth Blue Wings are at the Nick Smith Centre Friday at 8 p.m. while the Pontiac Juniors return Sunday at 7 p.m.
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Above, Riley Dunn leads the charge up the ﬂoor as the Junior Redmen roll to a convincing win over Picton Friday in the tournament opener. Left, Mike Shoveller defends against Picton. Photos by Sherry Haaima
Junior Redmen win another basketball tournament JOHN CARTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arnprior District High School Junior Boys basketball team rebounded to win the Raider-Redmen tournament Saturday on their home court. The Redmen avenged a round-robin loss to St. Mike’s by defeating the Kemptville team 51-44 in the championship game. It’s the Arnprior team’s second major tournament win of the young season. ADHS kicked off the tournament Friday by steamrolling Picton 70-38, then
beat up on Rideau 69-22. On Saturday, the Redmen played well defensively but fell just short in a 55-53 overtime loss to St. Mike’s. Riley Dunn had a career high of 16 points for Arnprior. In semi-ﬁnal action on the ADHS court, a rejuvenated Redmen team hit the ﬂoor running against bitter rivals BCI from Brockville. In what could be a preview of things to come at the Eastern Ontario championships, the Redmen prevailed 56-49 in a fast and well-played game. Cody Moore led all scorers with 19
points, Mike Shoveller had 18 and Jaegr Prot had 11. Shoveller’s breakaway dunk in the opening two minutes of the game helped set the tone. In the ﬁnal, the Redmen were led by Moore with 21 points, Prot with 13 and Shoveller with 10. The Redmen and RCI Raiders host a senior boys basketball tournament this Friday and Saturday. This time the playoffs will be held in Renfrew. Meanwhile, the Junior Redmen contin-
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ue to run roughshod over their opponents in league play. ADHS defeated L’Equinoxe Patriotes 96-8 Jan. 6, as Prot scored 26 points, Liam Day had 18 and Adam Shoveller added 15 points. On Tuesday, the Junior Redmen thumped St. Joseph’s Jaguars 65-14 with Mike Shoveller pouring in 36 points. Prot had 10 points and Moore 7. Meanwhile, in senior girls volleyball last Thursday, ADHS improved to 2-0 by defeating L’Equinoxe Patriotes 3-0.
Fees: Before March 31st $150.00 After March 31st $ 250.00 For any complaints concerning dog problems anywhere in the Township of McNab/ Braeside please call the Township Ofﬁce 613-623-5756 Ext. 230.
Noreen C. Mellema, CMO CAO/Clerk
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Curling Club holding Community Bonspiel CHRIS MCCALLUM Between the Sheets
The Senior Day Curlers held their Christmas lunch Friday, Dec. 17, which included a skills game followed by a pot-luck lunch. The winners of the skills competition were Judy Algier, Diane Anderson and Mary Berndt. Good work ladies! The Evening Curlers held their Christmas mini-spiel the same night and Chinese food was on the menu. It was a fun-filled day for everyone. The annual Dickall Challenge between Pakenham and Arnprior was held at the Arnprior Curling club on Dec. 28. About 50 people participated with Pakenham winning the trophy back hands down. It was a really fun evening with great food and hospitality. The New Year’s Eve Dance was a sellout again this year and was a terrific success. The music by Jesse was fantastic and had everyone dancing late into the night. All were treated to a roast beef buffet and had champagne at midnight. Special thanks go out to Gail Gray and all the decorating volunteers who did a beautiful job as well as all the volunteers who made the evening a success. Congratulations to Judy Algier for winning the ‘Win your membership back contest’. The Gladys Armsden Ladies Bonspiel was held Jan. 8 with eight teams playing two six-end games. Many thanks to Barb Red-
JUMPIN’ The Arnprior District High School senior boys’ basketball team started strongly Tuesday, but eventually fell 46-41 to the St. Joseph’s Jaguars at ADHS. John Buffam led the Redmen with 12 points, while Andrew MacAuley added 10. Right, MacAuley waits for a possible rebound as Sean Dey goes up for a shot. Above, a Redmen player is outnumbered as he fights for a loose ball. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Redmen defeated Opeongo 65-31 as MacAuley had 16 points and Tait Van Wyk netted 12. Photos by Evan Campbell
The winner of the Gladys Armsden Ladies Bonspiel held Jan. 8 at the Arnprior Curling Club is Carol Clouthier’s team consisting of, from left, Mary Shoup, Bette Morrison, Mary Jo Wertwyn and Carol Clouthier. mond who cooked up a delicious lunch again this year. The winning team was Carol Clouthier’s team with Bette Morrison third, Mary Jo Wertwyn second and Mary Shoup lead. Coming in a close second was Jean Fong’s team with Christine Tammadge third, Chris McCallum second and Olga Janoska lead. Congratulations to everyone. The Tuesday night results are in for the last draw as well. In first place is the Scott Collins team with Troy Heins third, Jim Davies second and lead Trish Hefferman. In second place was Jean Fong’s team with Neil Masson third, Kelly Beaton second and Jan Mansfield lead. In third place was Brian Girdwood’s team with Sue Fridgen third, Janet Collins second and Brenda Davies lead. Congratulations to all.
Once again the Wednesday night mixed draw had a great turnout with 10 teams participating. The winning teams are as follows – first place skip Steve Anderson, vice Jamie Dewar, second John Wahay, lead Wally Whalen; second place skip Claude Robillard, vice Edith Brown, second Arie Wertwyn, lead Gail Gray; third place skip Ian Tweedale, vice Brian Girdwood, second Sarah Antonakos, lead Kristine Dewar. Congratulations to all! The Community Bonspiel is going to be held Jan 21- 22. Cost is $120 per team or $30 per person and is for inexperienced players or once-a-year curlers as well as active curlers. It includes three six-end games, with a lunch Saturday and a buffet dinner. Please call Keith at 613-6220415 or e-mail keith.bucholtz@ gmail.com.
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Two animal rights groups are claiming that coyote contests in West Carleton and Osgoode this winter are illegal. The Animal Alliance of Canada and Ontario Wildlife Coalition are urging the provincial government to take steps to end the hunts. In a news release Tuesday, the groups argue the offering of a prize to encourage a coyote cull is contrary to prohibitions on bounties and on hunting for the expectation of gain. They also released a letter sent Dec. 16 to Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey. Toronto lawyer Peter Copeland, who represents the Ontario Wildlife Coalition, urges the ministry to contact what he calls the ‘Osgoode Game and Fish Club’ to inform them of the prohibitions on bounties in the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and to consider prosecution if the coyote hunt goes ahead. The release notes there has been no response from the ministry so far and coyote contests sponsored by the Osgoode club and Al’s Corner Store in West Carleton have begun. “This is the second year the contests have been held despite the fact that the hunts violate the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act,” maintain the groups. Those taking part in the contest are either hunting for gain or inducing others to hunt for gain because prizes, including a Mossberg Model 535 shotgun, are being offered as part of the Osgoode contest. “The illegal nature of this activity is disturbing,” said Barry MacKay, Canadian Representative of Born Free USA and spokesperson for the Ontario Wildlife Coalition. “But even more disturbing is the fact that the MNR allows coyotes to be demonized and destroyed without intervention. If illegal activities won’t move the minister to action, what will?” “There is a clear admission on the part of the MNR that these coyote killing contests are illegal,” said Donna DuBreuil, president of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre and a spokesperson for the coalition. “But these illegal acts are simply not important enough for the minister to take action. “We brought this issue to the attention of the MNR early last year. We did so again in November 2010. To date we have had no response to our November letter.” As a result, the groups had Copeland write his letter to the minister. The coyote hunt proponents say the contest helps keep the region “safe and prosperous” by protecting farmers’ livestock and their livelihoods from predators that have increased dramatically in numbers in recent years.
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The County of Renfrew has ﬁlled the seven-month vacancy for the position of property and development director. The new property and development director is Paul Moreau, 44. He has worked since 1998 with the Ministry of Natural Resources, most recently as district manager. The Pembroke native lives in Petawawa with wife Samantha and their two children, Laura, 12, and Haley, 15. He started his new job Jan. 4.
Moreau’s hiring is ironic, given that the MNR oversees endangered-species regulations that the county has expressed concerns about. “There is some irony, but ultimately the objectives (of MNR and the county) have always been the same,” said Moreau. “It’s always about quality of life for Renfrew County. “We have a great community. And that kind of speaks to why I came to the County (to work). “This is a terriﬁc county to work in. It’s got everything you want,” said Moreau, citing the closeness to urban area, the
availability of hunting and ﬁsh- pleased with Moreau’s addition ing, the chance to share recre- to the county staff. “He certainly brings a great ational pursuits with his famdeal of experience, ily, and fewer social a lot of manageproblems than are ment experience, seen in larger urhe’s very familiar ban areas. with the County An encouraging of Renfrew, and he factor in his decihas really good insion to take the new terpersonal skills,” position, indicated said Hutton. Moreau, is the great Moreau’s responjob the county does sibilities include for its ratepayers. issues related to Examples that jump land-use planning, to mind for him are tourism, agriculMiramichi Lodge, Paul Moreau ture, forestry and the county’s longterm care home where Moreau other economic development recently joined new county initiatives. At a time when the forestry councillors for initiation sessions, and the new auditorium industry faces big challenges, that’s under construction at Moreau says, “the global economy has put us where we are. But Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew. CAO Jim Hutton says he’s the County of Renfrew has al-
ways been a big supporter of the (logging) industry, and I hope to continue in that direction.” Moreau received his bachelor’s degree in geography and planning from Carleton University in 1990. Fresh out of university, he planned special events for the City of Ottawa’s recreation department for a year. He then spent nine years with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in Manotick, before returning to Renfrew County. When Hutton succeeded the retired Norm Lemke as CAO in late-April 2010, Hutton retained duties as property and development director for another month. Charles Cheesman then became property and development’s acting director. With Moreau’s hiring, Cheesman continues his regular duties as manager of planning services.
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In just a few months, staff and patients at Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital will reap the beneﬁts of months of patience with changes, interruptions and construction-related issues at the facility. A $3.5-million upgrade of the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital emergency room is just about complete and the ER is not the only department beneﬁting from a wealth of improvements at the facility. Phase three and four of the project have been completed, explains ADMH manager of communications and fund development Wendy Knechtel. Completions of entrances and ﬁnishing touches will take place over the next few months with an expected ﬁnish date of March 31. The new emergency room opened in August of last year and several other new areas are now in use, says Knechtel. Along with improved entrances and parking, the renovations include bigger waiting rooms, bigger and more exam rooms, improved patient privacy, a quiet room for consultation or grieving, and isolation and decontamination rooms. Patients, staff and physicians have responded well to the changes, says Knechtel, and are looking forward to seeing the culmination of the work. Everyone has showed tremendous patience through the construction period. “They’re doing a great job working with all of this,” she says. Changes in the ER should help medical staff, including ambulance personnel, do their jobs more effectively. “There’s going to be a desk for the ambulance people so they have an actual room to work in and do their paperwork,” says Knechtel.
ADMH manager of communications and fund development Wendy Knechtel stands in one of the hospital’s new emergency department exam rooms.
smell the food, they come to the dining room, they’re not rushed,” says Johnston. “Myself and volunteers are cooking on the stove and the patients are all seated at the tables like a restaurant.” Activities in the kitchen, which include baking groups and the famous home-cooked breakfast, have been very well-received.
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Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital’s newest intern is no stranger to health care, though she didn’t exactly follow in her family members’ footsteps. Kaylie Lundgren’s sister and mom are nurses, but the Confederation College student decided to take a different path and is instead in her third and ﬁnal year of the business administration-human resources program. She will spend the next 15 weeks in the human resources department at ADMH, learning but also sharing her skills and knowledge along the way. “I’m at the hospital to gather as much knowledge as I can,” says the Thunder Bay college student, who is originally from Bergland, a village of about 300
people near Rainy River in northwestern Ontario. The experiences of her mother and sister are deﬁnitely what steered her in the direction of health care, says Lundgren. Michelle Lewis, director of human resources, says the internship is an exciting ﬁrst for the HR department. She is pleased to be able to provide mentorship and practical experience and Lundgren’s skills should prove helpful to the department, as well. Among the intern’s tasks will be work on volunteer recruitment, occupational health and safety and general exposure to each of the areas of the HR department. Partnerships with educational institutions are a good way to keep hospitals up to date with the latest training and ensure young people continue to enter the ﬁeld.
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Arnprior District Memorial Hospital’s Partners in Caring Foundation thanks the Arnprior Co-operators staff for raising money through their inaugural Christmas Wrapping fundraiser. The Co-operators team, from left, Emmylou Thompson, Lisa Ruttan, Sue Howe, Carrie Brown and Connie McMahon, wrapped gifts in December requesting a donation in return. The ladies raised $195, which will be directed towards the purchase of new medical equipment. If you would like to run a third-party event beneﬁting the Partners in Caring Foundation, call Wendy at 613-623-7962, ext. 293. Partners in Caring raises funds to beneﬁt the Grove Nursing Home and ADMH. Photo submitted
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Juliette Payette, Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario Regional Chair (Ontario East), left, presented provincial life membership certiﬁcates to, from left, Willa Wright, Bernice O’Connor, Marilyn Werry, Isabel Wall and Barbara Royce.
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Barbara Royce receives her corsage and certiﬁcate from Payette. Photos by Sherry Haaima eled from Cornwall for the event. It’s a token of high esteem given for leadership and executive service and long-
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NEW LISTING Just like new with all landscaping complete, plus fenced back yard and ﬁnished basement. This 3 bedroom row home boasts hardwood ﬂoors thru-out and 3 bathrooms. A must see. $239,900 MLS #778691
IMMACULATE 2 STOREY brick home from the turn of the century. Home has been restored with character from the past. 3 bedrrooms with room for more. Hardwood ﬂooring, designer ceilings, and lighting gives this home the designer touch. $249,900 MLS# 773455
EXECUTIVE BRICK BUNGALOW with all the bells and whistles. 3+ acres of mature trees , trails and pond. Home consists of open concept, 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage, ﬁnished basement , 2 ﬁreplaces etc... Truly a custom home. $649,900 MLS #777832
CAR CARE Reid Bros. Motor Sales continued years of tradition with a major drive in support of the Arnprior and District Food Bank this holiday season. General manager Trevor Reid, left, recently handed over a $2,500 cheque to food bank chair Paul Glynn. With the help of tremendous customer support, Reid’s has given more than $115,000 to the food bank over the past 16 years. Photo by Sherry Haaima
Police on lookout for bad drivers Beware, aggressive drivers. The Renfrew Ontario Provincial Police say they will continue with aggressive efforts of their own in 2011 to seek out bad drivers. The campaign’s goal is to reduce the incidence of fatal and serious injury collisions in their jurisdiction. Occupant restraints, impaired driving (by either drugs or alcohol) and aggres-
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The Town of Carleton Place will be using the services of a private contractor to deal with its animal bylaw enforcement. Les Reynolds, the town’s director of protective services, conﬁrmed last week that the town is in talks with Municipal Law Enforcement Services, which provide similar bylaw enforcement services to the Town of Arnprior and the Township of McNab-Braeside. The company was chosen as the preferred choice at an in-camera protective services meeting before Christmas. “I’m anticipating Feb. 1 (for a start date.). I’m in the process of working on the paperwork,” said Reynolds. “Connie Murphy (the town’s outgoing animal control bylaw ofﬁcer) has agreed to stay on until the end of January as an animal control ofﬁcer,” though her pound will still close its doors to animals Jan. 18. “They (Municipal Law Enforcement Services) had expressed an interest and supplied a proposal to council and to Mississippi Mills as well,” said Reynolds. “Given their previous experience…this was the best way to go.” Reynolds added the company will like-
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behalf of Lanark County’s CAOs, to ﬁnd a new pound for the county’s missing or neglected animals. The request for proposals will be reviewed Jan. 19, though no proposals have been received as yet. An information meeting was held Jan. 5, which drew a number of interested parties. “We certainly did have some people come out,” said Smithson. “We’re hoping we’ll have at least one proposal.”
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IN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD 3 Bedrm on nice lot, island work area/kitchen, main ﬂr family rm, 3 pce bath/2nd level, forced air, gas heat & central air, updated vinyl windows, attached garage. Lrg yard for children & pets, walk to playground, seated stair lift for seniors.
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FINEST WATERFRONT LOT. THE ONLY ONE LEFT ON THE OTTAWA RIVER IN THE TOWN OF ARNPRIOR. 71’ X 243’ $279,000. MLS#773850
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CPAN pleased with grant Renfrew County United Way has awarded a $1,500 grant from its Community Support Fund to the Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) to help ensure all children, regardless of ﬁnancial status, can be warm and dry this winter and able to participate in extracurricular activities despite severe weather conditions. “We are happy to once again join with other community members in supporting this important program at a time when the demand for warm winter clothing is increasing,” said Cathi Fairﬁeld, chair of the United Way’s Funds Distribution Committee. “The United Way is a long-time supporter of CPAN’s efforts to address the effects of child poverty in Renfrew County. “The impact of the economic recession are still being felt and are particularly acute for those living in poverty. We must take extra measures to prevent a bad situation becoming worse for those in our communities who are most vulnerable,” said Fairﬁeld.
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SUPPORT NEEDS TO GROW, TOO Lyn Smith, CPAN co-ordinator, says community support has enabled her organization to meet the demand for snowsuits each year the program has been operating. But as the demand continues to grow each year, it is important that community support continues to grow as well. “This year, all Renfrew County school boards have been enlisted to collect gently used or new snowsuits and boots. CPAN provides letters to principals to send home to every parent who has a school aged child in the county. “These letters serve double duty – ﬁrst, to ask for donations, and second, to let parents know how to access the program and get snowsuits, boots, etc. for their children,” said Lyn Smith. “We are appealing for help. We are looking for clean and in good repair gently used or new items, such as snowsuits, winter jackets, snow pants, snow boots, hats, and gloves for children of all ages – infants to adult sizes. “If you, or someone you know, can help, please contact CPAN as soon as possible,” adds Smith.
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Learn to snowshoe, ski during winter carnival
WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE Mike Cheslock waits for a bite at his ice-ﬁshing hole on the Madawaska River headpond Monday evening. Ice ﬁshing has started in earnest around the area, but anglers are urged to be cautious of ice conditions. Photo by Evan Campbell
The month is ﬂying by! Before we know it January will be done, and February will be in full swing. But that doesn’t mean the programs are ending. We have more programs for older youth than ever before. High school students are urged to take advantage of some great things coming up. We are having a PA Day trip to Mont Cascades on Monday, Jan. 31. Because of our grant through the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, we are able to waive the busing fees, which means that everyone can take advantage of our discounted tickets and free transportation. For $15, youth will receive a lift pass and the bus ride to Mont Cascades. Lessons and rentals are available for $10 each, if necessary. This trip is open to all ages, but priority is given to youth. Because it is a transportation service and we do not ski in groups
or test skill level, any child eight and under must be accompanied by an adult. Our annual trip ﬁlls up quick so register early. Registration can be done at the Nick Smith Centre. It must be done in person with cash or cheque. If you ﬁnd yourself sitting at home bored on a Saturday and want to take advantage of the nice weather we are having right now, come to Nick Smith Centre to borrow a pair of snowshoes and/or poles and go out for our Walkabouts program! It is free to rent with a $20 deposit that is returned upon drop off of the equipment. This Saturday, Jan. 15, our Walkabout trail focus is on MacNamara Trail. With the equipment you will receive your own copy of our Walkabouts games and activities and a trail map. Everyone is welcome so come out on your own time! To help out with learning the skills to go out and snowshoe and
Kayla Reinert pole, we will be hosting a Snowshoe and Pole class during the Optimist Winter Carnival on Friday, Jan 21. Come out to learn how to snowshoe and pole and play some games for free. We will be meeting at the Nick Smith Centre at 6 p.m. See you then. Boys, we are having your Wii Night on Wednesday, Jan. 19. We will be playing NHL Slapshot and Wii Sports Resort tournament style on the giant screen. Registration is $10 and includes all the snacks and drinks, and of course prizes. We will be battling it
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Heating bill assistance available Winter Warmth program reduces gas bills for those in need To help Ontario households stay warm this winter, Enbridge Gas Distribution, together with United Way, has launched the 2010-2011 Winter Warmth program. Winter Warmth provides ﬁnancial assistance to low-income households struggling to pay their heating bills during the cold winter months. The program is co-ordinated and delivered to customers by United Way through a network of 19 community agencies and is supported by Enbridge Gas. “By working together with local agencies through the United Way, we are able to reach out to people in the community and help those in need,” said Janet Holder, president, Enbridge Gas. “Some people are struggling to make ends meet and are balancing many ﬁnancial priorities like food and heat,” she said. “Through the Winter Warmth program, we are able to help alleviate one of those concerns and help people stay warm.” Ontario families and individuals in need of ﬁnancial assistance to pay their natural gas bills can learn more about
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ZUMBA FOR CURVES Arnprior Curves for Women owner Linda Davies, right, dances Latin with Zumba program administrator Bridgitte Belton of Carp. The Arnprior location’s open house Saturday saw about 60 women out to experience the Zumba craze. Many Curves locations in Eastern Ontario are adding Zumba classes to their ﬁtness offerings. Photo by Derek Dunn
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Re n f rew - N i p i s s i n g - Pe m broke MP Cheryl Gallant and MPP John Yakabuski hosted their annual New Year’s Levee for their constituents in Renfrew Sunday. Despite not advertising the levee this year as in past, close to 1,000 people responded to invitations. Both the MP and MPP have been nominated to represent their parties in elections this year. The provincial election will be held Oct. 6 and a federal election is predicted for the spring. “The levee is our way of saying thank-you to all the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for their support this past year,” said Gallant. “The New Year’s Levee is a tradition I started back in 2000 upon being ﬁrst elected. When John was elected MPP in 2003,
it made sense to jointly host the New Years Levee and we have been doing so ever since. “What I really like about the levee is that it gives me a chance to see people that I might not otherwise see. While I regularly send out questionnaires asking for people’s opinions on a wide variety of subjects, I also like to encourage constituents to give me their suggestions in person, which I am then able to take back to Ottawa to share with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and my caucus colleagues,” she said. “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has asked all government MPs for their input as we draft the next federal budget. “The New Year’s levee is a wonderful opportunity for all constituents to deliver their thoughts in person to their federal MP. I am their voice in
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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant and husband, Jamie, greet well-wishers at a New Year’s Levee she hosted with riding MPP John Yakabuski in Renfrew Sunday. government. “For the glory seekers with delusions of grandeur who think Ottawa is the be all and end all, they have the role of the MP backwards. For me it has always been about the people back home. “While taking principled
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In her January column, RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant writes about how local residents continue to reap the beneﬁts of strong economic leadership. As the MP takes a look back at 2010, she says her government’s numberone priority was and continues to be the economy, protecting jobs and providing economic stability and ﬁnancial security for Canadians. Gallant says that while the global recession persists and the economic recovery remains fragile, the government’s economic action plan is helping Canada emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries. She cites examples of the country’s strong global presence, including the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the Canadian military’s activities in Afghanistan. For the full column, see the newspaper’s website a www.yourottawaregion.com.
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Phillip Street in Braeside. Registration starts at noon and the tournament at 1 p.m. Two-person teams, eight games played and team score totaled, cost $20 per person and a light lunch served.
Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.
JANUARY 13, 15, 20 • Auditions for Prior Players’ 20th anniversary production will be held Thursdays Jan. 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library’s basement meeting room and Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. Prior Players is seeking six adult men and two adult women for roles in a contemporary comedy that will hit the stage in May. No preparation is necessary, as those auditioning will be reading from the script. People to ﬁll various off-stage roles are also needed. Saturday, Jan. 15. For more information, email priorplayers@gmail. com or call 613-623-5585.
JANUARY 14 • The Knights\Legion Annual Euchre Challenge 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.
JANUARY 15 • The Full Gospel Business Men’s Breakfast, Saturday 9 a.m., at Kenwood Corporate Centre boardroom at 13 Edward St. N. Speaker Ian Macphail, prophet and healer. Tickets: $8. All are welcome.
• Arnprior Optimist Club third annual Winter Carnival Youth Talent Contest 1 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. Cash prizes. Age categories 4-7, 812, 13-18. To register, contact Eric Burton at 613622-5719 or email ericreidburton@yahoo. ca. • Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums 12th annual fundraising Robbie Burns Supper at Mat-Te-Way Activity Centre. Cocktails 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., haggis piped in at 6:30 p.m. followed by supper. Scottish entertainment by Pam Reid Scottish Dancers and the hosts, Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums. Tickets cost $30 each and available from band members, Renfrew Legion, Home Hardware, renfrewpipeband@hotmail. com and at 613-432-6407. Tickets are available until Tuesday, Jan. 18.
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.
• Arnprior Minor Hockey seventh annual fundraising dance and auction with the band Bazooka Joe from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. Adults only. Proceeds to the organization’s special assistance program and training and development.
• Robbie Burns Celebration 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Middleville Community Centre, 4203 Wolf Grove Rd. in Lanark Highlands. Enjoy a breath of Scotland with the pipes, Highland dancing, Celtic ﬁddle tunes and a Scottish songfest, along with a taste of haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, dessert, coffee, soft drinks — even a wee dram of whiskey. Admission is $10/adult, $5/ child (5 and under free). For more information, call Margo at 613-256 5474.
• Boost your public speaking skills by visiting the Arnprior Toastmaster Club at 6:45 p.m., second ﬂoor of Arnprior Hospital. For more information, call Jen (JC) Empey at 613-256-5858.
• Arnprior & District Quilters’ Guild garage sale. Quilts, quilting items and material will be for sale. Please join us at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John St., Arnprior. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7. Annual membership $20, visitors $5.
JANUARY 20 • La Leche Breastfeeding Support Group 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Early Years Centre in the Kenwood Corporate Centre. La Leche provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, information and encouragement in a relaxed atmosphere. Accredited leaders guide the discussion and provide support. • Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Friendship Day potluck noon to 2 p.m. at the Arnprior Legion. Entertainment by Lynn and Duncan Robertson and Mel McClinton. If you would like to contribute, call 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.
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Maddie will make a wonderful companion for her new home. The 10-month-old spayed Basenji mix was found wandering around town in late November and she was never claimed. She is a very lively, energetic little dog with lots of extra energy to burn. She loves to play and enjoys going on walks. Maddie is intelligent and knows her basic commands but would beneﬁt from more training. She would make a great ﬂyball or agility dog. Maddie is housebroken and crate-trained and would be best suited in a home with children over eight. She gets along well with other dogs but not cats.
Bonnie and Clyde need a good, loving home after they were dumped in a box on the side of Highway 17 in late October. Rescuers say it was a miracle they weren’t killed on the road. The eight-and-a-half-month-old spayed female and neutered male are both very sweet little cats that are affectionate and friendly. Both kitties are outgoing and quite social. They are gentle, like to be handled and are good with other cats. The shelter would like to place them together but for the right homes they could be adopted separately. They are available for viewing at the Renfrew Pet Valu store.
Supplies the shelter needs are non-clumping cat litter, liquid laundry detergent, window cleaner, disinfectant wipes and bleach. 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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JANUARY 28 • Pakenham Curling Club Fun Nights begin Friday, then Feb. 25 and March 25 at 7:30 p.m. There will be euchre and board games hosted by Glen Tripp. Light lunch. Admission at the door. For info contact Brenda 613-256-4418.
JANUARY 29-30 • Renfrew County Idol Arnprior contests Saturday for youth (13 and under, 14-18) at Arnprior District High School and Sunday for adults (19 and over) at the Arnprior Legion, 1 p.m. For information or to register go to www.Expo150. com or call Amy at 613-735-7288, ext. 150.
JANUARY 30 • Robbie Burns traditional dinner at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Arnprior at 6 p.m. Entertainment: soloist David Galbraith, Arnprior-McNab Pipes and Drums. Tickets $25. No tickets at door. For reservations, call 613623-5531.
• The Arnprior Curling Club is holding its Community Bonspiel, a fun event for novice curlers or once a year curlers as well as active curlers. The cost is $120 per team or $30 for individuals and includes three six end games and a lunch on 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 613-622-0415 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Grace – St. Andrew’s United Church Women Mid-winter roast beef supper on Friday, Feb. 4, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Christian Education Centre, 257 John St. N. Arnprior. Tickets at the door – adults $15, children under six years free, family of four (children under 12) $35 (hot dogs available). For info contact 623-2590, 623-3065 or 623-5321. Accessible.
• Arnprior Agricultural Society invites you to join in a four-hand euchre tournament series on upcoming Saturdays (Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23) at the Braeside United Church on
• Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Diners Club 5 to 7 p.m. at Jim’s Restaurant. Entertainment by Doug Russell. Tickets available at Seniors at Home ofﬁce until Feb. 1 at noon.
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Junior achievement beneﬁts Sens prospects By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com The letter on his jersey alone suggested Jared Cowen was indeed a different young man on the most glittery of hockey stages. It is only the beginning of the reasons why the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gave the Ottawa Senators plenty of reason to smile about some of their best young prospects. Take the performance of Cowen, the Senators’ top pick (ninth overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, who was a major force on the Team Canada blue line in its run to the gold-medal game against Russia at HSBC Arena in Buffalo.
And what a major step forward at this level it has been for the 65, 230-pound Cowen, who didn’t have nearly the same impact at his ﬁrst WJC a year ago in his home province of Saskatchewan. But it’s clear he learned from the experience, as bittersweet as it became at times. “Jared didn’t play as big a role (in the 2010 WJC), but it prepared him for this year,” said Randy Lee, the Senators’ director of player development and hockey administration. “He’s been a key guy and to be an assistant captain is huge. (Team Canada head coach) Dave Cameron talked to me about him and he was impressed with his atti-
tude and leadership.” Cowen also displayed the kind of game the Senators want to see when he eventually earns a fulltime spot on their roster, perhaps as early as next season. “His straight-line speed was a lot better, his stick (position) was really good when he was defending guys and I thought he played with more of an edge,” said Lee, who was in Buffalo for the early portion of the WJC. “He cleared the crease tougher, he was hard on guys in the corner and he shut the cycle down just by closing the gap, ﬁnishing checks hard and separating guys from the puck. “It was a great thing for him because that’s where he’s going to be in the NHL. He’s going to be a big, tough shutdown (defenceman) with some offence. It’s been a great experience for him.” Senators management was also pleased with its decision to loan netminder Robin Lehner to Sweden, which dropped a 4-2 decision to the United States in the bronzemedal game. The organization’s top goaltending prospect blanked Russia 2-0 during the round-robin portion of the event and endured a pair of pressure-packed shootouts, including a 6-5 victory over Cana-
da on New Year’s Eve. “The biggest thing we thought is (let’s) put him on the world stage against some of the best players and see how he responds to the challenge,” said Lee. “Every game is a pressure game and you have to play in games where it’s suddendeath, basically. It’s a good experience for him, so we thought that would be great. “As long as we knew he was going to play a lead role and a key role, we thought it was going to be perfect for him ... I saw some of the Russian game and I thought he played very well. He stood on his head and made big saves. There were times when (the Russians) went post to post and I thought ‘this is a goal,’ but he came across and made the save. He was huge in that game.” Lehner, who returned to the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators after the tournament, has embraced everything this WJC has thrown at him. “I’m very happy they gave me the chance because this is my country and I wanted to be there for them,” Lehner, a second-round pick (46th overall) in the 2009 draft, told reporters after shutting
out Russia. “This is a great experience, an incredible feeling.” Meanwhile, getting his feet wet at this WJC was forward Jakub Culek, a third-round selection (76th overall) by the Senators in the 2010 draft. The 18-year-old represented the Czech Republic in Buffalo. “He’s a young guy, he got drafted last year, so this is a good situ-
Anaheim Ducks Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East
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The Ducks’ offence took a hit when centre Ryan Getzlaf went down with facial injuries after being struck with a slap shot. But there’s plenty of ﬁrepower still on hand from the likes of Corey Perry, who ranks among the top 10 in the NHL’s scoring race, Bobby Ryan, Saku Koivu and ageless veteran Teemu Selanne, still a force around the net at age 40. Rookie Cam Fowler has already shown he can play signiﬁcant minutes on the Anaheim blue line, which is also manned by key contributors Lubomir Visnovsky and Toni Lydman. The bulk of the goaltending duties rests on the shoulders of Swiss stopper Jonas Hiller.
ation for him,” said Lee. “He played some minutes, he got to kill some penalties, we saw him chip in on a goal ... I think it’s perfect for him. He’s having a tougher year in Rimouski (QMJHL), so this is a good experience where he gets some success. This might be a thing to really shake him up and challenge him to be an even better player.”
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