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Conservatives and NDP supporters were celebrating Monday as the results of Canada’s 41st election rolled in, leaving the once proud Liberal party decimated both nationally and in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Cheryl Gallant’s popularity took a minor There was another sign that extreme weather is becoming hit, but she still rolled to her fifth straight more the norm last Thursday victory, capturing 27,462 votes or 53.4 per when strong winds hit the area. cent (compared to 61.1% in 2008) in RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke. 4, 5 The small loss in support was more than compensated for by the Conservatives winning a 167-seat majority government after two minorities. Independent candidate Hec Clouthier, who ran a robust campaign and was expected to present Gallant with a stiff challenge locally, finished a distant second, almost 18,000 votes behind. New Democratic Party candidate Eric Burton edged Liberal Christine Tabbert by 350 votes for third spot. His disappointment was offset by the unprecedented success of the NDP, especially in Quebec where the party played a major role in reducing the Bloc Quebecois to four seats. The NDP more than doubled their previous best showing, winning 102 seats and becoming the official Opposition. The Liberals fell to an historic low 34 seats The Chronicle-Guide wishes with leader Michael Ignatieff losing his all you moms a special day on seat. While Rosanne Van Schie finished last with 877 votes, she celebrated the election of Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8.

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NDP candidate Eric Burton, right, congratulates re-elected Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant on her victory Monday. Burton, a former Arnprior councillor, upped the NDP vote in the riding by about 3 per cent. Photo by John Carter party leader Elizabeth May as the Green’s first MP. Despite the winds of change blowing over the country, there were no new MPs elected in Eastern Ontario ridings. However, across the river in Quebec, the NDP captured four ridings for the first time in a surge that saw Cabinet Minister Lawrence Cannon defeated in Pontiac. Elections Canada reports that in RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke, 51,398 of 77,082 registered electors, or 66.7%, turned out to vote, a number that does not include electors who registered on election day. That is up from

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Pigeons worry seniors JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

Some residents in the upper Daniel Street apartment area of Arnprior are concerned about the health threats because of a pigeon infestation. The worries were heightened last week after a story in the Ottawa Citizen detailed the devastating health effects on a young New Brunswick woman who nearly died after coming into contact with pigeon feces. Bessie McGuire, who lives behind Campbell Court, said seniors in the area are particularly concerned because of a growing number of pigeons taking up residence in a vacant half of a home that is up for sale in the area. The residents have contacted the town and the Renfrew County Health Unit, but neither has taken any steps to remedy the problem. “Something should be done,” said McGuire. “There are too many seniors living around here not to look into it.”

The problem of what to do with wild cats in Braeside continues to remained unresolved. And now it appears it is growing. McNab-Braeside council was told Tuesday that a second area of the village is now the subject of feral cats complaints. “I was told yesterday that there is another area where there are also wild cats that people want to get rid of,” said Deputy Mayor Christine Blimkie. Council is looking into livetrapping the pesky animals, but has to figure out what it will do with the cats once it catches them. Township CAO Noreen Mellema told council Tuesday that unfortunately the Arnprior Humane Society is already overrun with cats and can’t take any more at this time. Other humane societies are either too far away or have the same problem, she said. The Renfrew County Health Unit has also indicated it has no role to play in solving the problem, she added. Mayor Mary Campbell said she wouldn’t support euthanizing the cats as they are caught because it is possible some fam-

ily pets will be caught too. “If someone’s precious puss is caught up in this (and euthanized), council will certainly come under fire,” she said. “However, we can’t sweep these concerns under the carpet,” she added. “We need somewhere to hold them,” she said, noting the township needs to keep the cats for a time to see if they are either claimed or adopted. She wondered if registered kennel own-

ers are able to temporarily keep them or if the township could hold them in cages for a week in a vacant building or barn. “We need to do something,” said Coun. Aldene Styles. “If we can hold them for a certain number of days ... and nobody claims then, we’d have no choice to euthanize them.” Council decided to ask staff to check into regulations to determine the options to temporarily hold the cats.

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Census day is sneaking up on the country. On Monday, which ironically was federal election day, Statistics Canada began mailing out a yellow census package to all Canadian households. Some members of the reelected majority Conservative government have expressed privacy concerns about the census process, which occurs every five years. Census day has been proclaimed as Tuesday, May 10. Despite misgivings in some circles, federal, provincial and many municipal governments are urging citizens to fill out the census, as they depend on data compiled in the census to plan for the future. In noting that census day is May 10, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell urged councillors at their May 3 meeting to “talk it up” and encourage residents to fill out the forms. The census questionnaire can be completed online or on paper. Citizens will need a secure access code, located at the top, to complete an online questionnaire. The collection activities are supposed to be completed by

July 29. The information will be compiled and released in a series of reports from February 2012 to November 2014. In urging people to fill out the census, the government notes that businesses and community organizations use census information to plan services “that benefit everyone who lives in Canada.” The services include schools, daycare, police services and fire protection. “Census results are used to make decisions that affect our neighbourhoods, province or territory, and the entire country.” All residents of Canada are legally required to complete the census questionnaire, according to the Statistics Act. On the front of the census, it states: “2011 Census Complete the census – it’s the law.” That has prompted concerns about privacy and big brother. However, Statistics Canada stresses it is bound by law to protect the confidentiality of the information respondents provide in the census. Only Statistics Canada employees have access to census questionnaires. The Conservative government has changed the rules that made the long-form census mandatory, but the short-form is still required.

The government has also asked lower tier governments to help them publicize the census and encourage their residents to fill it out. They argue that all levels of government benefit from the data collected. Some municipal governments have balked at spending money promoting the census, arguing it should remain exclusively a federal cost. However, most municipal councils appear to be resigned to having to fund promotion of the census. Several local councils, including McNab-Braeside, have discussed ways to publicize the census. Some townships have embarked on joint advertising with their neighbours and have put the information on their websites. However, Admaston-Bromley council for one, voted unanimously to tell Statistics Canada it will not administer, distribute or participate in an education program to replace the mandated long-form census. In letters to council, Statistics Canada asked for “your support in our campaign to encourage the participation (in the census) of all residents of your municipality.” Central Region director Gary

Dillon said in the letter to councils said: “Population estimates obtained from the census are used to allocate transfer payments from the federal government to the province and from the province to municipalities,” the letter said. Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe said she isn’t interested in spending local municipal tax dollars to introduce a new version of the long-form census scrapped by the government. The federal government arbi-

trarily decided to end the mandated long-form census without discussion, voting and committee discussion, she said. She suggested that the federal government was downloading the service. “We had no role in the decision-making whatsoever. Neither did anybody else. And now the recognition is, oops, there’s a problem, so let’s download it.” Briscoe also wondered, whose responsibility it would be when census complaints roll in. With files from Lucy Hass

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EDITORIAL

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Allow for compromise

When the people speak, pay attention

Stephen Harper’s appeal to the voters to deliver him a majority government did not fall on deaf ears. The Conservatives picked up 167 seats– an increase of 24 seats. The Tory tide once again swept across Ottawa and the Valley, with Conservatives retaining their seats in Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Scott Reid), Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (Cheryl Gallant), Carleton-Mississippi Mills (Gordon O’Connor) and Leeds-Grenville (Gord Brown). The anticipated surge of NDP support did not hurt the Tories, except in a few ridings in Quebec, where most of the seats picked up by the party were taken from the Bloc Quebecois and Liberals. During the campaign, the prime minister warned Canadians that a minority Tory government couldn’t hold on to power and would fall prey to a coalition of the Liberals, NDP or potentially the Bloc Quebecois. Harper’s predictions were alarming with warnings of hits to the financial markets, deficit spending and possibly reopening the Constitution for another divisive debate that nobody wanted. Canadians obviously listened, and Harper no longer faces the spectre of having to compromise or work to achieve consensus with the opposition. But is that necessarily a good thing? Yes, a majority government will give the Tories the tools to pass legislation that could have been delayed by a united opposition. And as Tory MP Gordon O’Connor pointed out, a majority win will allow the Conservatives to stand down from continuous preparation for yet another election, and focus on the task of governing. But when they were a minority government, the Tories were forced to listen to the ideas of other parties and to compromise. The politics of consensus forces a leader to sift through the ideas of competing parties and incorporate the best parts within his or her own policies. We hope winning a majority won’t go to Harper’s head. The Tories often use the word “arrogance” to explain the federal Liberals fall in fortune. They might want to avoid a similar accusation over the next four years. Be a good prime minister, Harper. Listen to other ideas, use the best ones. Remember, in a democracy we elect a prime minister, we don’t anoint a king.

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.

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Only time will tell with our MP To the editor: Well folks, in spite of a widespread campaign to unseat her, Cheryl Gallant is once again our federal representative, but this time things were different, because this time she was reelected because of clear minded people who set aside their reservations and looked past her frequent gaffes to consider the bigger picture and then voted for the Conservative Party. Consequently, the biggest congratulations in this election must go to the people of Renfrew County, who understood full well what needed to be done, and did it. Indeed, Mrs. Gallant’s latest win was due to the necessity of electing a Conservative administration to govern our nation at this critical juncture, but there will be no “setting aside of reservations” if there is a continuation of what has gone on in the past. In fact, like many others, my vote was not cast for Mrs. Gallant, but for Prime Minister Harper instead, and if you were to ask me: “Donald, do you think Mrs. Gallant could have done

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better in the last 12 years,” my answer is, “yes, she could have done much better.” Nevertheless, Mrs. Gallant has now been given the opportunity to do what she could not do as a member of a minority government, stymied at every turn, by a three-way coalition of socialists. In this regard, along with their expectations of performance, the eyes of Renfrew County voters will be upon her as never before, and this time they are not in the mood to tolerate any more nonsense, either on Parliament Hill, or in the riding itself. As for future criticisms of Mrs. Gallant, we must be fair and make sure they are the kind of constructive criticisms that will encourage her to be someone her constituency can regard with esteem and gratitude, because at the end of the day the buck stops at Mrs. Gallant, to whom I now say, “to err is human, madam, but to reject bad advice is divine.” From this point forward the future of Mrs. Gallant’s career is up to Mrs. Gallant.

To the editor: And the Canadian electorate spoke, in spite of the predictions of the pollsters ad nauseam, the ‘spin doctors,’ political pundits, and of all the political insiders, it was the Canadian people who had the final say. And that is how it should be. More so, since in this modern world, people are dying in a number of countries just to be able to vote democratically. The proof of how fortunate we are to live in a country like ours is to visit the graves of so many of our countrymen, who gave their lives for the freedoms we take for granted. The voices of our electorate are complex, but they are not to be misunderstood or made fun of. The rationale for who was elected was based on issues that across the country may not be related one from the other. For instance, in Labrador, the elected MP may have been the best choice because the Innu saw advantages in having one of their own in Ottawa, given the importance of the Lower Churchill Falls hydro initiate. Elsewhere, it might have just been a case of supporting ‘the devil you know versus the one you don’t don’t know’. In the riding of Wascana in Regina, it was probably the popularity of the member there who is well respected, and has done a very good job of representing a riding. In Saanich and the Gulf Islands riding in British Columbia, a place I know better than Arnprior to tell you the truth, it was the ‘artsy’ group who elected their version of the ‘Big Green Machine’. Out there, when one goes to a wedding, you don’t bring a wedding present, you buy an arts and craft article from the bride and groom at the reception! Even in Quebec, that bastion of unpredictable things, who would have thought that a person who used to be a communist would get elected. Or someone who just passed history 101 would be elected. Or someone who campaigned from Las Vegas would be successful over someone who actually knocked on doors. Or even a non-French speaking person would be elected in a Frenchspeaking riding. But it is possible this NDP success just might be a four-year experiment for reasons most of us wouldn’t necessarily understand. The same might be true of Prime Minister Harper as well. But here is the bottom line. If one wants to hug trees ... hug em’ to death. If one wants to march in May Day parades, enjoy the exercise; if one wants to engage in other activities, ensure they are legal and above board. But ‘walk the talk’. If you don’t, in four years we will come and get you out of the game just like a baseball team manager who realizes when you can’t throw strikes, you are out of the game.

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The annual Arnprior Canine Association’s All Breed Championship Dog Show continues to grow in popularity. The show runs this weekend (May 6 to 8) at the Nick Smith Centre. The show attracts entries from all over Ontario, Quebec and the U.S.


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Area mourns loss of activist SHERRY HAAIMA sherry.haaima@metroland.com

He was quick to put a smile on just about anyone’s face. The Arnprior and McNab-Braeside communities are mourning the loss of Norm Watt after he passed away suddenly April 27. He was in his early seventies. Norm, along with wife Elta, was a strong community supporter known for his deadpan humour. The couple, who live in Rhoddy’s Bay, enjoyed spending time with family and friends and travelling, as well as involvement in countless community projects and initiatives. Elta is the founder of the Arnprior and District Breast Cancer Support Group and Norm helped out and supported the group from the outset. Those who worked alongside him in the community were deeply saddened to hear the news. “I can hardly believe it,” said Hyacinth Chatterton, chair of last weekend’s Walk With My Mayor fundraising walkathon, a BCSG fundraiser that Norm co-chaired in the past. “He will certainly be missed.” Chatterton explained that Norm had been hospitalized a few days ago with

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Gallant wins fifth straight, looks forward to majority JOHN CARTER john.carter@metroland.com

A jubilant Cheryl Gallant was re-elected for the fifth time as Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Monday, but for the first time as a member of a majority government. The re-elected Conservative MP was cheered by a couple hundred supporters as she entered her Pembroke campaign headquarters after it became apparent she was coasting to another easy victory in the Valley riding. Gallant defeated four rivals, receiving 53.4 per cent of the vote in the riding, the fourth straight time she has topped the 50 per cent mark. In a short speech to the party faithful, exhilarated by the news of the Conservative majority, she expressed delight in the results, saying it would now be much easier to pass a budget and legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. The government has a lot of legislation it can now resurrect so it can follow through on its promises based on priorities clearly backed by most Canadians, she said. Gallant said the majority government was especially gratifying for supporters in the room who had been helping her since her first win in 2000 “when we did what they said was impossible (defeat a Liberal incumbent in the riding).” Asked about her role in the majority government, Gallant said “whatever I’m

asked to do, I’ll do.” Her main priority is the constituents of the riding, she said, urging them to help her keep on top of issues before they get out of hand. She credited her success to all of the people who alerted her to problems and provided input so she could properly “represent the wishes of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke in Ottawa.” It’s the everyday issues that directly affect people’s lives that tend to be the most important, she said. She also praised her staff for doing an “incredible job,” noting what is done in the riding between elections plays a crucial role in how people vote. Asked if she would be making any changes to her style in response to criticism about some of her more intemperate remarks, Gallant admitted that “there are definitely areas of improvement I need to work on.” When NDP candidate Eric Burton showed up at the Conservative party to congratulate the winner, Gallant praised him for running an issue-oriented campaign. After concentrating on attacking the Liberals early in the campaign, Gallant turned her attention in the last few days to the surging NDP. She suggested the choice for voters was between a Conservative low-tax plan that would create jobs, stimulate growth and eliminate the deficit in three years and the NDP’s “high tax agenda” that would

Re-elected Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant is congratulated on election night in Pembroke by Elizabeth Spour of Arnprior, left. include a new carbon tax to pay for “their multitude of promises.” Gallant deflected questions regarding possible social legislation changes now the Conservatives have a majority, saying “our total focus is the economy.” She did remind reporters that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has promised to do away with the long gun registry, a major issue in her riding. “We can have

a wonderful bonfire (when it is officially scrapped),” she quipped. However, there will continue to be safeguards and strict rules to ensure people don’t abuse the privilege of gun ownership, she said. But it won’t be the wasteful, inefficient, privacy-invading registry, she added. During the victory party, the registry was a hot topic, with one gun owner telling another, “this is why we got involved in politics.” Gallant’s campaign manager Brendan Mulvihill said he was amazed at what a strong and active team the MP had volunteering for her during the campaign. He said he was confident throughout despite some pundits’ predictions that she was in trouble in the face of an energetic campaign by former MP Hec Clouthier and concern about some of her more controversial statements. When a candidate wins four straight times with margins as great as Gallant’s, it would take a major shift to unseat her, he said. Yet her campaign team, including a strong contingent of volunteers in Arnprior and Renfrew, took nothing for granted, he said. “It was very impressive.” At the end of her speech to supporters, Gallant said: “Let’s party. We’ve earned it.” There is a “long road ahead,” said the MP who has represented Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke since 2000. “Our job is just beginning.”

Independent candidate happy with campaign, but ends a distant second STEVE NEWMAN steve.newman@metroland.com

Independent candidate Hector Clouthier of Petawawa admitted he was the underdog during the federal election in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke − a reality that was underlined by re-elected Conservative candidate Cheryl Gallant’s runaway victory Monday. Clouthier − gregarious, opinionated and constant wearer of fedoras − parked his hat at the door after a full and final day of campaigning that took him to Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew and Arnprior. Hoping his presence might have resonated with a few more voters, his hopes for an upset win were dashed, as Gallant took an early lead and romped to her fifth consecutive election victory. With just 36 of 221 polls reported, Gallant already led 2,788 to Clouthier’s 998 and NDP Eric Burton’s 883. After 60 polls Gallant’s 5,117 votes led Clouthier’s 1,958 and Burton’s 1,537, and the rout was on. Gallant’s first win came in 2000 when, as an Alliance candidate, she upset Clouthier, the incumbent Liberal. Ever since, Clouthier has played catchup as the two political players have continued to express disdain for each other. Monday night, before a gathering of Clouthier family members, other supporters and the media at the home of brother Jim and sister-in-law Janice in Petawawa, Clouthier offered low-key congratulations to the winner. “Well, they voted for Mrs. Gallant again. She won. Congratulations to her.”

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Hec Clouthier reacts to finishing a distant second to re-elected Cheryl Gallant in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. But he immediately added: “I guess I feel a little sorry for the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke … I’m a little concerned about what’s going to happen in this riding because I’m worried. I’m just going to leave it at that.” He also congratulated NDP candidate Eric Burton for his passion and how he

handled himself in the campaign. Referring to Jack Layton, the new leader of the Opposition, Clouthier said: “I would hope he would find room in his office for Eric Burton because this is a young man who has a great political career ahead of him.” In reference to fourth-place Christine Tabbert of the Liberals, all he said was that Carole Devine, who was a distant second in the 2008 local federal election, should have been the Liberal candidate all along. Tabbert, who grew up near Pembroke, now works for a law firm in Toronto. Clouthier was calm and succinct in most of his comments, but broke into tears when speaking of how his nine brothers and sisters came together to support him during the campaign. He also expressed his pride for his sons and wife Deborah, whom he gave a tearful embrace. As for how Gallant spoiled his bid for a second term as MP, Clouthier argued the people’s desire for a majority government ruled the day. “I don’t really believe she’s that popular. I believe the majority of her votes came because the people voted for Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party. I absolutely believe that. “If it would have been a race between Cheryl Gallant and Hec Clouthier, I believe in my heart of hearts, I beat her … You know what, they got a Conservative majority government, and let’s see what they do with it … If it had been a popularity contest or someone they believed could do the best job for the riding, ir-

respective of political parties, I believe I win. But that wasn’t the case.” One of Clouthier’s many supporters was Renfrew resident Steve Jones, who designed his election website. Jones, who entered politics several years ago as a volunteer for a Conservative candidate, scratched his head over the results. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t want to come across as negative,” said Jones. “It is what it is. It’s reality. … They had their reasons (to vote for her), I suppose. That’s got to be enough. I (just) disagree with the reasons. “I’m not the only one who’s going to say this, but has she done anything to warrant receiving (nearly) 60 per cent of the vote?” Jones asked. Gallant emerged with 53.4 per cent of the vote, down from 61.1 per cent in the last election. “I’m disappointed on a lot of different levels,” said Jones. “I don’t think she’s earned it, but she’s got it. I know he (Hec) put his heart and soul into it (the campaign). I think he would have made a difference.” One of Clouthier’s biggest supporters, brother Tom Clouthier, thought so too. “I’m very disappointed, that’s for sure,” said Tom. “Hector worked so hard to try to win this riding. I think this riding lost a hell of a worker who would have worked for everyone because he’s full of energy, and our riding could sure use that energy.” As Hec added before his official reaction to Gallant’s convincing win: “It surprises us all, but the people have spoken … and they didn’t want another election for a while.”


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DEREK DUNN derek.dunn@metroland.com

The 30 or more NDP supporters at Eric Burton’s campaign office in downtown Pembroke were dressed in bright orange and upbeat leading into election night, poking fun at incumbent Cheryl Gallant’s numerous gaffes and drinking pop and munching from the triangle-shaped sandwiches. Burton worked the room, saying he was “optimistic” with comments at the door of voters; particularly in light of NDP leader Jack Layton’s “Orange Crush” surge in the polls prior to election day. He even speculated that the right side of the political spectrum would split its support between Gallant and Independent Hec Clouthier. “That’s what I’m talking about. These are voters that could lead to an NDP victory,” Burton said. “Everything at the door is Jack, Jack, Jack.” He remained convinced, right up to the moment results from Atlantic Canada began to roll in, that a silent swell of NDP support would lead to a possible victory across Canada and in Renfrew-NipissingPembroke. Then supporters began to break up into different sections of the campaign office, islands of faces gathering around laptop computers to watch the vote count on CBC’s website. The laughter and enthusiasm gave way

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke NDP candidate Eric Burton speaks to supporters at his campaign headquarters Monday night. to “oh-no” and groans of “let’s move to another country.” It became obvious the Conservatives were destined for a sizable victory, likely forming a majority government. Burton grew philosophic when Gallant was finally announced as the winner. “I’ve won and lost elections before, and I’ll win and lose elections again,” said Burton, who finished third behind Gal-

lant and Clouthier. “It’s just a matter of which ones.” The sandwiches and cut fruit began to soften, the pop flattened. Even the live jazz music seemed to fade and lose its pizzazz. Many kept a brave face, saying they never truly expected to win but wanted to ensure the democratic process was robust. They were happy at the opportunity to voice their convictions to the riding’s 73,000 voters. As the numbers became clearer and it was evident the NDP would form the official opposition, Burton said the false dialogue between a right wing Conservative party and a fake left wing Liberal party was finally put to rest. The era of the Liberals running from the left and governing on the right will end, he said, adding one of his two main objectives was to place higher than Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert, which he did. “Now a genuine discussion between the left and right can take place, not a right and right discussion,” he said. “When people can clearly hear the two sides, we’ll start to win power.” Burton called the NDP showing nationally a “huge success,” but didn’t shy away from commenting on the Conservative victory. “I’m disappointed just like everyone else here,” he said. “Today for a huge portion of Canadian citizens their plight is going to be exacerbated. We are going

to have to fight to keep the middle class. They (Conservatives) are going to push people into the poorer class.” Still, it looks like the NDP will form the official opposition, he said to supporters at the end of the night. “We are the official opposition in the House and here in Renfrew County,” he said. “That’s a change in the voter.” He said important conversations took place during the race, including: • Innovations needed to maintain universal healthcare; • How cogeneration and biomass can help the forestry industry; • Supporting seniors so they can live with the respect they deserve; • Planning ways to cooperate in dealing with environmental challenges. “I’m going to say the same thing I would have said – win or lose,” he told supporters. “We need to work together to find local solutions for the good of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.” Burton did better than NDP candidates do traditionally in the riding. The usual 10 per cent or less of the vote was increased this time to 13.4 per cent, ensuring funding for the party. The president of the local NDP riding association intends to run again in 2015, but isn’t committing. “We quickly made inroads because we didn’t even declare until a few weeks ago,” he said. “We see this as a big success. I may very well run again.”

Disappointing results for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Liberals SHERRY HAAIMA

ber of Parliament on her re-election. Serving the public as a member of parliament is not easy and she is to be commended for her continued commitment to that role,” she said. “I hope that she will be listening to all constituents and I hope that she’ll continue her efforts to find out what constituents want,” Tabbert added. She thanked the voters and also those who contributed time, money and enthusiasm to the campaign. “But we cannot stop here. In fact this is only the beginning. It is the beginning of continuing to engage people in this riding in the political process, it is the beginning of working together with all liberal-minded people in this riding. It is the beginning of healing past divisions and moving forward united. “Together we need to make sure that every person in this riding has a voice within our local riding association and that past differences are set aside to unite us in a common purpose.”

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It was a disappointing evening for the Liberal party across the country and candidate Christine Tabbert. Her campaigners and supporters in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke were certainly feeling the sting as they gathered at the Best Western May 2 to watch the results. When all was said and done, Tabbert earned 6,546 votes (12.7%) to finish fourth of five candidates in the riding. In the past, the Liberals have always finished either first or second in the riding. Just a handful of supporters and volunteers were on hand as the polls closed at 9:30 p.m. The crowd picked up a bit as the evening progressed, but the spirits of those in attendance did not as it became clear the Liberal Party was in deep trouble. Tabbert, who watched the results privately with her family before joining the party at the Best Western, admitted it was difficult to watch the evening’s events unfold. “I think it’s a surprising result for a lot of people. A wave hit and the wave rolled across the country,” she said, making note of the NDP surge. “The Liberal Party has a great tradition in this country,” said Tabbert. “I don’t think it’s down and out. It’s certainly down, but it’s probably not out.” Tabbert, who spent election day at various supporters’ home around the riding, said the voters are sending a clear message. “It’s time (for me) to regroup and obviously it’s time for our party to regroup. I

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert addresses supporters late Monday evening. think the voters have sent a big message to us over the past evening and we’ll have to be looking at where to go from here,” she said. Tabbert, a Toronto lawyer born and raised near Pembroke, said she is proud of how the campaign went and that she learned a lot along the way. “I certainly feel like it’s been a rewarding experience for the last year and a half,” she said. Tabbert also offered MP Cheryl Gallant her congratulations. “I would like to congratulate our Mem-

TIME TO REGROUP, REFLECT R-N-P Liberal riding association president Gail Richardson said she was saddened by the results. She agreed with Tabbert that now is a time for reflection and rebuilding. “Clearly the message is that the Liberal party has got to rebuild. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again,” Gail Richardson. “We’re very capable of regrouping and moving on.” The Liberals poor showing likely does call for a leadership race of some sort, said Richardson, though she praised leader Michael Ignatieff, describing him

as a “fine human being with a great deal to offer.” “I supported him in the leadership race,” said Richardson. “I think he had a rough ride, it’s tough to come in that way, in a minority… and I think he actually did quite well.” Locally, the riding association, which was on the verge of an annual meeting when the election was called, will regroup, as well. “We will be coming up with some good common ground of what we need to do here and where we can go nationally,” said Richardson. Tabbert’s hard work is to be commended, she added. “She did an excellent job, she has worked tirelessly for months and months and months.” MISSED OPPORTUNITY Long-time Liberal and Whitewater Region Deputy Mayor Izett McBride said the riding missed an opportunity. “We’re obviously disappointed. I thought Christine would have been an excellent MP,” said McBride. “I’m one of those that have come to believe the most important aspect of electing an MP is the person themselves and what they will do for the riding as opposed to voting along party lines. I think the riding missed a great opportunity at this stage. But we’ve done that before.” What went wrong for the Liberals this time around? “Some say we’ve suffered a lot from a revolving door for leaders,” said McBride. “It’ll be tough for Ignatieff to stay on. I personally thought he was a terrific guy, he set the bar high and he had a lot of super ideas, but it didn’t sell.”

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Rosanne Van Schie sat in front of the television Monday night with her son and two daughters to learn the voters’ verdict. Locally, in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, the Green Party candidate’s support dropped considerably, with just 1.7 per cent of the vote, or 877 votes. The Green candidate in the 2008 election, Ben Hoffman of Foymount, received 3,201 votes, or a 6.8 slice of the voters’ pie. But it was an ecstatic end to the evening for Van Schie and thousands more Green Party candidates across Canada, as Green Party leader Elizabeth May knocked off Conservative cabinet minister Gary Lunn. It was an evening of monumental change on the political landscape, as the New Democratic Party raced past the Liberals to become the new Official Opposition for the first time in Canada, and the Bloc Quebecois was virtually wiped off the political map. In the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Island, May took an early lead en route to a convincing victory. Her 31,900 votes left Dunn a distant second with 24,541. In her victory speech, May told a cheering crowd that Canadians proved they wanted a change in politics. But not too much change, since the Conservatives did roll to a third straight government, for the third time in the party’s political history. Van Schie, who lives near Kiosk, at the north end of Algonquin Provincial Park, says visits to residents in Chalk River, Deep River and Douglas − the only three communities where she went door-to-door − revealed a strong partisan Conservative wave was on its way.

She was also told some voters, who’d voted Green before, would not this time, in efforts to turf Cheryl Gallant from office. If the Green Party is going to garner more political gains, more work needs to be done “on the ground” between elections, said Van Schie. Meanwhile, she’s celebrating her Green Party leader’s huge breakthrough at the polls. “I’m more pleased and relieved,” said Van Schie. “She did a lot of work on the ground. She had 2,000 volunteers and she’s worked hard for a long time.” ‘PRETTY ECSTATIC’ “I was pretty ecstatic,” she said of May’s win after the leader was excluded from two leaders’ debates on CBC television. “I was really glad because we needed that voice in the House. It’s a great start for us in Parliament because people will see the quality of the work she’s going to do in the House.” Despite receiving less than 1,000 votes in her own riding, Van Schie said, “I’m really happy there was certain portion of the Green vote that stuck with the Green … it is an investment in the future.” Now, she says work “on the ground” needs to include a push for more green economic initiatives, including biomass energy-production projects. She said her party also needs to keep spreading the word that the Green Party is fiscally conservative. “That’s what they did out West,” she said of May’s upset victory . “I will run the next time. I see this as a long-term exercise,” added Van Schie. “It was my first time running, so I learned a lot as well.”

Subject Lands

The Town of Arnprior has received application ZBLA1/11 for an amendment to Zoning By-law 4990-01, as amended, for the lands described as part of Lot 3, Conc. B, municipally known a 53 James Street, as shown on the attached Key Map.

Public Meeting

A public meeting giving the public an opportunity to make representations in respect of the zoning amendment will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 6:30p.m. in Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior.

Description of Application The proposed zoning amendment would rezone the lands from the General Industrial (GM) Zone to the Light Industrial (LM) Zone to permit light industrial uses. The LM Zone is more restrictive but includes four (4) uses (Brewing Establishment, Educational Facility, Equipment Rental Establishment and Public Utility) not currently permitted by the GM Zone. Further Information To view any information or materials related to the proposal, please contact the Planning Office, Town Hall, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, or on the Town’s web site at www.arnprior.ca. Notification and Submission Requirements If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed zoning by-law amendment, or a refusal of a request to amend the Zoning By-law, you must make a written request to: Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 0A8. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Arnprior to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. Note: One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Town to such persons as the Town sees fit, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process. Key Map: Dated at the Town of Arnprior this 28th day of April, 2011. Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Clerk 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A8 465140


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35th ANNIVERSARY Re-elected Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is swarmed by the media as she enters her victory party at Joey’s Only Seafood in Pembroke election night. Photo by John Carter

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Information Session About the Future Developmental Services Ontario Eastern Region (DSOER) (Previously known as the Application Entity) As of July 2011, there will be only one way to access Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) funded adult developmental services To find out how, please attend the information session at: Community Living Renfrew County, South Office, 68 Daniel St. North, Arnprior May 10, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm RSVP: 613-623-4955, ext 103

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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke federal Liberal candidate Christine Tabbert gets a welcome hug from her niece at the Liberal election night gathering at the Best Western in Pembroke. Tabbert, who grew up on a farm near Pembroke, had a number of family members and friends on hand. Photo by Sherry Haaima

Eric Burton, RenfrewNipissingPembroke NDP federal candidate, thanks a room of some 30 supporters at his Pembroke headquarters Monday evening.

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So much for rallying all of the troops. Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards town council unanimously rejected support for Canadian heritage river designation of the Ottawa River last week. But that may be the only Renfrew County municipality that rejects the designation that county council has sought for about three years. The federal government verbally supported, but never signed off on, the designation in 2008. At the April 27 session of county council, Madawaska Valley Mayor Dave Shulist asked for direction from fellow county councillors before his own council makes its decision on the designation by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. The heritage label been viewed by most county councillors as a good thing, namely as a pro-tourism label to encourage economic development. But certain pockets in the county have campaigned against the designation in recent months, including local MP Cheryl Gallant and some municipal councillors. Recently, Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack had suggested all 17 Renfrew County municipalities reiterate their support for the designation, following the fall municipal election. During the previous four-year term, all 17 municipal councils voted in favour. But it won’t be 17-for-17 this time. Some have voiced their support

– Admaston-Bromley, Petawawa, the Townships of Head, Clara & Maria, North Algona Wilberforce, and Whitewater Region – and others are expected to do the same. But not Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards. Several county councillors voiced support, in the council chambers April 27, for the heritage designation already been bestowed on about 40 Canadian waterways. Eleven are in Ontario, including the Mattawa and Rideau rivers. Also, several county councillors point out that these heritage designations have not resulted in negative impacts on farmers or other property owners along those rivers or adjacent waterways. Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards council doesn’t necessarily see it that way, suspecting regulations down the road could prove unsupportive of Ottawa River landowners. “At this moment, I don’t see any negative,” in supporting heritage designation, admitted Shulist. “It’s in limbo right now, as far as the designation is concerned,” replied Warden Bob Sweet. He

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also referred to a recent report by property and development director Paul Moreau that said Official Plans and zoning bylaws hold regulatory powers, but not the designation. “We’re not a prototype of some sort,” said Shulist, noting other rivers have the designation without trouble. But he also noted there’s an inaccurate perception that the designation represents government regulatory power. In 1997, when about 20 Canadian rivers had heritage designation, the economic impact in those areas was deemed to be about $35 million. “What that might be today, I don’t know, but it must be well in excess of $50 million, because there’s twice as many rivers (designated) now,” said Sweet.

“So, from an economic point of view, tourism opportunities are huge with this particular designation.” Sweet said it might be helpful for Moreau to repeat the findings of his report. “There is no legislation associated with” the heritage rivers charter, said Moreau in referring to the 10 provinces’ signing of the charter in 1977. One of the best defences, said Admaston-Bromley Mayor RayeAnne Briscoe, was a Whitewater Region councillor who said the designation was one way to give the river a medal, in recognition of its long and distinguished history. Meanwhile, Briscoe remains perplexed about opposition to the designation, causing her to wonder, “At what point do you

TENDER FORMS and documents may be obtained from at the Town Hall, First Floor, 105 Elgin St. West, Arnprior, Ontario, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. INQUIRIES should be directed to: Janet Carlile, Museum Curator at 613-623-4902. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted. Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Town Clerk Town of Arnprior 105 Elgin Street West Arnprior, ON K7S 0A8

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Minister: Rev. Andrew Love Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. for: Worship, Nursery (0-2 yrs), Kids Exploring Faith: (3 yrs up) A warm welcome to ALL!

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

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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

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stop kicking a dead horse?” Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green spoke out strongly in favour of the designation. “I’m very disappointed that one of our colleagues definitely won’t be supporting the resolution … to not support this regulation is to cut our nose off to spite our face. “It’s simply because this is not only for today, but for the future, and for as long as our children and (grand) children are going to be around.” In calling resistance to the heritage river designation “totally ridiculous,” Green concluded: “Let’s use common sense here and get on with something that is very important.”

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 Associate Pastor Ken Wood 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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PENTECOSTAL GLAD TIDINGS CHURCH Reverend Clark Young 613-623-2943 116 Baskin Drive West Sunday Service: 10:30 am Children/Youth Ministries Weekly Programs churchoffice@gladtidingsarnprior.com

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63B Victoria Street 622-7960 Pastor Djojo (Joe) Sekulic Saturday Services 9:30 am - Sabbath School 11:00 am - Worship Service

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49 McLachlin St. S., Arnprior Pastor John Jacobs 623-4562 Sunday service, Sunday School & Nursery 10:00 am

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Celebrating Birthdays This Month:

Adam Farrell Brett Farrell Corey Farrell Melanie Lalande Braydon Barr Al Downey Rachelle Sabourin Robert Burnett Jake Gourlay Todd Jack Lillian Scobie Hitoshi Chapman Steven Michelson Cody Ayotte Adrienne Barr Kayla Farrell

SAFE TAN FOR A GOOD CAUSE May is Skin Cancer Month and Arnprior business Beauty Boutique has a unique opportunity for clients to contribute to the Canadian Cancer Society. Jenny Miseferi, who does airbrush tanning, will give $10 from each full body spray tan in May to the cancer society. Above, Miseferi applies the all-natural solution on Shannon Nicholas. “I just wanted to make people more aware of the dangers of sun-causing skin cancer and help out the cancer society,” said Miseferi. Photo by Sherry Haaima

Arnprior Reeve disappointed by delay on heritage request Continued from Page 15 Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack argued similarly. ”I’m disappointed,” he said. “I was the one who suggested we go around

the table again. You know, if it’s going to be 15 of 17, let’s do it, and get the show on the road.” Both McNab-Braeside and Horton councils have

indicated they will hold public meetings to determine how their residents feels about the designation. Horton’s meeting has been delayed to July 5.

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Curves manager Linda Davies rallies the troops during take off at this year’s Big Bike for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The group usually raises about $4,000 for the charity, which sees a 29-seat bike tour both sides of the Madawaska Bridge. Others participating this year included Community Living Renfrew County, bringing in $2,591.25 this year, and TD Canada Trust raising $1,580.

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The Arnprior Community Choir’s 20th anniversary concert Sunday was a major success. Director Lisa Webber reports more than 200 people attended and “it was a true celebration.”

Dave Anthony, left, plays Oscar Madison in the Prior Players production of The Odd Couple, which opens this Friday. Right, Marcel Girard plays Felix Ungar, left, and Ritch Peters plays Murray. Photos courtesy Charlotte Leitch

Prior Players prepare for opening night show of all the past performances set to music. Alumni and theatre patrons will enjoy reminiscing together as they watch scenes from past productions. Theatre-goers should “come hungry” as there will be lots of food at intermission. Guests will feel like they have strolled down to Times Square in New York. The group will be offering Co-

ney Island hotdogs, pretzels and New York style cheesecake for a small fee. Performances are this Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7; and Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a Matinee performance on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. The stage is set at the Christian Education Centre at 257 John St., Arnprior. For more information, call Prior Players at 613-623-5585 or e-mail priorplayers@gmail.com.

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RENFREW COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD INVITES REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS RFP #2011-14

THE RCDSB IS ISSUING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE PROVISION OF CAFETERIA SERVICES TO VARIOUS RCDSB SECONDARY SCHOOLS. To obtain the RFP document, please visit the Renfrew County District School Board Administration Office at 1270 Pembroke Street West, call 613-735-0151 Ext. 2237, email tenderrequests@renfrew.edu.on.ca, or download from Biddingo (www.biddingo.com). TENDER DOCUMENTS WILL BE READY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT 1:00:00PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011. Sealed submissions, clearly labeled RFP #2011-14, will be received before 2:00:00 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 and must be submitted to the following address:

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“OPG is proud to partner with the St. Lawrence River Institute bringing the OPG Biologist for a Day program to Renfrew County,” said OPG’s senior biologist Ron Threader. “Although developed for children, it is a great opportunity to educate, and provide people of all ages with a hands-on approach to biology. “They are experts in freshwater ecology, and their interactive approach makes science interesting and fun.” The River Institute scientists will also be giving presentations to students in Grades 4 to 6 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a centre of freshwater research. Read more about the River Institute at www.riverinstitute.ca. GALILEE WORK BEE Volunteers are invited to gather to-

gether this Saturday, May 7 to help with a number of work projects to enhance the grounds and buildings at Galilee Centre. The focus will be on beautifying the grounds. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a number of work projects, including grounds clean-up, clearing terraces of shrubs, trimming trees, beach clean-up, gardening, and spring cleaning at the cemetery, tennis court, gazebo, lawn chairs, driveway and parking lot. The pitch-in effort will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 to 5 p.m. with a lunch provided in-between. There will be a liturgy by Fr. Roy Boucher at 5 p.m. and supper at 5:30 p.m. While Galilee does have some rakes and garden tools, all helpers are invited to bring along their own tools. Anyone interested in helping should contact Ken Mansfield at 613-623-4242, ext. 29. 466309

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vertebrates in local freshwater river systems will be held at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior Thursday, May 12. Scientists from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (Cornwall) will give a presentation that will engage participants of all ages. Hands-on activities will demonstrate the diversity of river invertebrates and their ecological importance to the food web. Live specimens of aquatic invertebrates such as leeches, crayfish, and insect nymphs will be available for observation under microscopes. The free hands-on presentations will take place at 7 and 8 p.m. Please register in advance by contacting Matthew Mulvihill at 613-433-9673, ext 3350 or by emailing matthew.mulvihill@opg.com. There will be a limit of 50 people per session. The River Institute visit is sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

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Galilee Centre invites the community to take part in a Simple & Sustainable Living workshop tonight (Thursday). “We live in a consumer culture, obsessed with stuff and convinced we really need it,” said Father Jack Lau. “This obsession is costing us and the planet too much, and it’s not even making us happy.” The interactive workshop, hosted by Galilee Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. May 5, is the first in the Seventh Generation Learning Series presented by Tucker House Renewal Centre. It is designed to help people identify what it means to live simply and sustainably and some of the challenges faced when trying to do so, as well as sharing ideas and suggestions. Admission is a $5 donation.

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Lumber Kings split first two Royal Bank Cup games PETER CLARK peter.clark@metroland.com

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The Arnprior District High School Senior Soccer team kicked off the season with a 2-1 loss versus St. Joseph’s High School Thursday. But, the team rebounded Monday, beating Opeongo 5-1 at home. Above, Arnprior’s Cameron Dodge, right, uses some fancy footwork to get around an opponent. Left, ADHS’ Patrick Dick uses his chest to stop the ball. In senior girls soccer action, ADHS blanked St. Joe’s 2-0 but lost 3-2 to Opeongo.

After trading off a pair of 5-2 decisions, the Pembroke Lumber Kings were 1-and1 at mid-week at the Royal Bank Cup in Camrose, Alta. The five-time Tier 1 Central (Junior) Hockey League champions and 2011 Fred Page Cup winners were cooled off by the Portage Terriers in the first game of the five-team national championship event Sunday afternoon. Two goals 36 seconds apart late in the second period snapped a 2-2 deadlock and propelled the Terriers on to victory. It’s the first meeting of the two junior hockey franchises since Portage La Prairie defeated the Lumber Kings to win what was then the Centennial Cup in 1973. It was a best-of-seven series won by the western team four games to one. The Lumber Kings bounced back Monday with a 5-2 victory over their own over the Central Ontario crown-holding Wel-

lington Dukes Monday. Jonathan Milley keyed the outcome with goals 1:13 apart early in the second period as the Lumber Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Kings captain Ben Reinhardt of Arnprior added two helpers for Pembroke. Sniper Kyle Just, a second Arnprior native with the Eastern Canadian champs, has been held off the scoresheet thus far. Pembroke had two games remaining in the round-robin portion of the schedule as of press deadline. The Lumber Kings were to take on the host Camrose Kodiaks Wednesday night, and then face the Pacific champion Vernon Vipers tonight (Thursday) at 9:30 p.m. Arnprior time. Tonight’s clash doesn’t promise to be easy. Vernon is bidding this year to become the first team in RBC-Centennial Cup history to capture three consecutive titles. The two semi-final match-ups run Saturday, and the RBC final Sunday at a time still to be determined.

Ladies basketball league back An Arnprior-based female basketball league is back for another season and is holding registration next week. This is the second year the league is being run. It’s open for girls Grade 8 to adult women, so don’t be shy. Dust off your basketball

shoes and come out and practice in a great, fun league/ Registration will be held Tuesday May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. outside the big gym of Arnprior District High School. Cost is $45 (cash or cheque only) and includes a jersey.

The first night of play is Tuesday, May 17 and action continues on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. until the first week of August. If you have any other questions, contact Kelsey LaPlante for more information at 613-897-3775 or at Kelsey-laplante@hotmail.com.

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Galetta bowlers prepare for new season Members of the Galetta Lawn Bowling Club spent most of last Wednesday preparing the green for the coming lawn bowling season. The green is located at the Galetta Community Association site on Darwin

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anyone in the area interested in trying out lawn bowling on Wednesday, June 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. and at 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no equipment or special dress required for this event. The club will provide the bowls.

The Olympic Edge Triple A spring hockey team made up of minor peewee rep kids from the Valley – Renfrew, Pembroke, Petawawa, Arnprior, Eganville, Cobden and Smith Falls – played its first game April 15 in Carleton Place against the Ottawa Admirals. They were pleased with their 9-2 victory. Scoring for the Edge were Lukas MacIntosh with two goals, and singles from Jordan Warner, Ryan Pettigrew, Ben Scheuneman, Nicholas Fleguel, Zach Moran, Patty Kyte and Michael Plazek. Sharing the goaltending duties were Cameron Iob and Nate McDonald. Behind the bench are coach Tony Iob and assistant coach Murray Kyte.


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TRACK AND FIELD Arnprior District High School athletes are in training for the Renfrew County track meet to be hosted by the school Wednesday, May 11. On the track last Friday is hurdler Jacob Plunkett, above, and relay runner Stephanie Hicks, right. Chris Blimkie, far right, gives a mighty heave during shot putt practice. Photos by Cole Gordon

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Most Renfrew County councillors shed weight and inches around the waistline in the final leg of the Slim Till You Win competition. The February-through-April competition between Renfrew and Lanark county residents included members of Renfrew County council. Leading the way were Warden Bob Sweet, Greater Madawaska Mayor Peter Emon and Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack, as they changed eating and exercise habits in the last several weeks. They also hope to maintain those habits to improve their fitness profile, following their final weigh-in at the April 27 county council meeting. Warden Sweet began the competition with a body weight of 199 pounds and waistline of 42.5 inches. While relaxing over a lunch that included salad and fruit, he said, “I just ate three meals a day. Before, I couldn’t walk by potato chips and desserts.” Now down to 184 pounds and a 40-inch waistline, he said he hopes to maintain some of his healthier eating changes, like foregoing breakfasts of fried eggs and home fries for porridge and fruit.

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Mayor Emon shed even more, dropping from 250 to 225 pounds and slightly reducing a 47-inch waistline. He needed to lose weight, for at least two good reasons – his health and perhaps the “threat of public humiliation” if he failed to shed weight. Besides, Emon wants to keep the trend going. Planning to hold steady or lose weight a little more gradually until September, Emon says he’ll then focus for four months on cutting his weight closer to 200 pounds. But already he notices the difference, from the Slim Till You Win challenge. “I feel great. I feel lighter. And I have a lot more energy,” said Emon. “And my knees aren’t as sore as they used to be.” Emon attributed his weight loss to switching to healthier breakfasts, like yogurt and fruit, instead of a bagel and cream cheese with a french vanilla cappuccino. He also added a half-hour brisk morning walk on the treadmill. While he generally dislikes using the treadmill, he says that was rectified by walking while watching the news on a newlypurchased big-screen television. Reeve Stack was also pleased

with his drop in weight. He fell from 248 to 225 pounds and shed three inches from a 47.5-inch waist. “For an Irishman like me, no bread or potatoes (for two months) is a big deal,” he said. “With the help of my wife, I ate smarter,” explained Stack. He switched from rarely eating in the morning to a breakfast of cereal with fruit, and avoided one big evening “bash of overeating.” Instead of diet pop, he also drank seven or eight glasses of water daily, ate small snacks during the day, and had a healthy small lunch. But the challenge continues, says Stack, whose goal is to lose 50 pounds within a year. And not while feeling too much discomfort, either. He won’t give up his one vice, of drinking beer, but he said it was easier to adapt to his changes in eating habits than he anticipated. The weight-in of several county councillors, a few county staff members, one paramedic and one member of the media created a group that dwindled from 22 to 15 people by the end of Slim Till You Win. The above group’s total weight loss was 178.8 pounds; its total waistline reduction was 15.75 inches.

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TREATS, TREASURES AT LIONETTES SALE There were plenty of treasures on hand at the Arnprior Lionettes rummage sale Saturday at the Arnprior Public Library. Frankie Taylor, right, helps Dorrene Balle try on a jacket at the morning event. Photo by Sherry Haaima

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TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Arnprior, pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and By-law No. 5685-09, being the Sale and Other Disposition of Land Procedural By-law, is considering the sale of surplus land, being Part 4, Plan 49R14040, Arnprior, as shown on the attached Key Plan, to the abutting property owners. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed sale may do so by delivering such comment in writing to the Clerk at the Town offices. The final date for submitting comments is Monday May 16th, 2011.

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The tax rates have been finalized for the Renfrew County portion of local taxes for 2011. If property taxes are going up this year, they’ll most likely only go up only on the municipal portion of the three-part tax bill. After an extensive budget process that wrapped up last month, the county tax

levy increased by 0.5 per cent for the 2011 Renfrew County budget. When property value assessment growth and valuation changes are factored in, that means the county tax rate actually decreases by 7.13 per cent in 2011. For someone owning residential property valued at $100,000, the county portion of that bill would drop from $413.36 in 2010 to $409.23 in 2011, or a decrease of $4.13.

The county portion of the tax bill, for residential property owners, is determined by multiplying a property-owner’s assessed residential value by the figure of .0038389. If one’s residential property remained unchanged from the 2009 assessed value of $100,000, the overall county and education bill of $614.89 will be $39.47 lower than that combined rate of $654.36 in 2010. That combined portion of the tax bill is

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BALANCING ARTS, 3RS Peter Ryan, a contemporary dancer from the Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities organization, was at John XXIII April 11 to 15 to work with students in creative contemporary dance workshops. Students had the opportunity to learn about balance, harmony, contrast and patterning as well as stability and movement skills. The wonderful opportunity was made possible with a Crabtree Foundation grant and John XXIII School Council support. Photo courtesy John XXIII

LCBO helps students against impaired driving The public can support Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) by making a donation at any LCBO store throughout Ontario throughout

May. Donation boxes for OSAID are displayed at LCBO checkouts, including Arnprior’s, until May 31. OSAID is a grassroots

charity with 5,000 teenage volunteers and for 25 years volunteers have been promoting road safety by helping to reduce and eliminate impaired driving.

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RED VELVET BRIDGES THE GENERATION GAP

Celebrating Birthdays This Month:

Michelle Brown Bill Storie Lynne Briscoe Ralph Smaridge Bill Bahm Jayden Duff Emilienne Miller Tracey Mcnaughton Steven Smarage Tina Phillips Vennieta Arthur Cathie Rouleau Jason Dawdy Mark Cassanto Mary Hunter Madeleine Sutherland

Arnprior District High School Music program students entertain those attending an Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home lunch at the Arnprior Legion April 21. The bands and the Red Velvet choir performed several numbers for the seniors. Among the student entertainers were, in front, Patrick Foley and Mariah Fridgen and drummer Kyle Fraser. Photo by Cole Gordon

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Happy Birthday to all celebrating birthdays this month and Congratulations to those receiving a Gift Certificate from the following merchants.

Lynne Briscoe winner of a Clancy’s Gift Certificate RED VELVET ON THE ROAD Members of Arnprior District High School’s Red Velvet travelled to Glenforest Secondary School in Mississaugua in March for the Ontario Vocal Jazz Festival, part of the Ontario Vocal Festival, one of the largest choral festivals in North America. ADHS music students are gearing up for their May 11-15 trip to Boston. Photo submitted

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Community Bulletin Board Our Community Bulletin Board is offered as a free service to local non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to edit entries for space and time considerations. Send entries to derek.dunn@metroland.com.

MAY 6 • L’Arche Arnprior spaghetti dinner and dance with DJ Dave Frigden at the Presbyterian Church Hall. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. – a good opportunity to bring out family to enjoy a great evening of dinner and dance music from the 60s and 70s and beyond. Tickets $10 available from the L’Arche Office at 613-623-7323 before the dance. Proceeds go to L’Arche Arnprior. • Pakenham Square Dance upstairs in the Stewart Community Centre, dancing 8 to 11:30 p.m. Local musicians, door prizes and light lunch provided. Everyone welcome. Info 613256-4126.

MAY 6, 7, 13, 14 • Prior Players The Odd Couple at 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7 and 13 and 2 p.m. May 14 at the Christian Education Centre in Arnprior. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the Hair Zone or Arnprior Bulk Foods.

MAY 7 • Come and enjoy the sound of the pipes and drums, and a taste of the Scottish Highlands in your own backyard. The Ottawa region branch of the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario is hosting its annual In-door Highland Games at St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Kemptville. Experience the thrill of solo piping and drumming competitions starting at 8:30 a.m. The pipe band competitions, a highlight of the day and beginning at 1 p.m., will wrap-up with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Entry is $7 per person. Food and Scottish vendors on site.

rial Hospital general meeting Monday at 1 p.m. in the hospital board room.

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MAY 11-12 • ontrac Employment Services Resource Centre free two-day ‘Job Shop 4U’ Job Finding Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. The workshop will enable you to expand your network of contacts and provide the skills necessary to help find a suitable job. Call 613-6234680 to register. Updated resume required.

MAY 12 • Luncheon at Galilee Centre - cream of broccoli soup, garden salad, poached chicken with Julienne vegetables, butter baked rice with parsley, asparagus, pear gingerbread upside down cake with whipped cream. Please call 613-623-4242, ext. 21 to reserve seats.

MAY 13 • Zelda & The Zingers present a puppet musical called ‘King Solomon’s Blog’ starting at 7 p.m. at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Drive West, with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. For advance tickets, please call 613-623-0127 or you may buy tickets at the door until full capacity. All tickets are $5 each.

• Leaps & Bounds Children’s Centre at 225 Baskin Dr. W. will be holding a Clean Sweep - Children’s Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. A great way to buy used clothing, toys and equipment for your family while supporting the centre. For more information, please call 613-623-8212.

• M&M Meat Shops 23rd annual charity Barbecue Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arnprior and other outlets across the country. Canadians can help cook up a cure for crohn’s and colitis. M&M Meat Shops franchisees, staff and thousands of volunteers from coast-to-coast will grill hamburgers and hot dogs to meet the 2011 fundraising goal of $1.6 million for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

• Dinner and dance at the Arnprior Legion. Spaghetti dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and dance at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to scholarships for two Arnprior District High School Students in memory of Kay Lyman. Tickets sold at the door.

• The 24th annual Red Trillium Studio Tour and Garden Tour May 7,8. There will be 31 artists and gardens on the tour with a number of new and returning artists Admission is free and brochures are available at www.redtrilliumst. com and from Catharine at 613-839-2793

MAY 9 • ontrac Employment Services Resource Centre Smart Serve workshop 9 a.m. to noon. Are you looking for a job as a server, bartender or door staff? Get your Smart Serve certificate to help you get there. Cost per person is $22.50. Call 613-623-4680 to register. Space is limited. • Auxiliary to the Arnprior and District Memo-

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This curious little cat is very affectionate and would

This large, handsome boy is looking for a new place

really love to find a new home. Milo is good with

to call home. Buddy was brought to the shelter

some cats but really prefers his own space. He likes to climb on your shoulders and will lay there as

because his owners were no longer able to keep him. Buddy is a great cat who is both independent and friendly. Buddy needs to find a home where he

long as you let him. Milo must live in a cage while at

is the only pet. He is very social and outgoing but

the shelter and is becoming frustrated so he really

really needs his own space. Unfortunately Buddy

needs to find a new home. The shelter is willing

has been living in a cage since he arrived at the

to reduce the adoption fee for the right home. He would make an ideal companion for an adult home, with someone who is home a lot.

shelter, which is difficult for him because of his size. The shelter is willing to reduce his adoption fee for the right home. He will make a great companion for whoever adopts him.

Supplies the shelter needs: liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets and kitten food - dry and canned.

MAY 14

• Perennial plant sale at the Arnprior Book Shop at 9 a.m. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

MAY 7-8

Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

• Boost your public speaking skills by visiting the Arnprior Toastmaster Club Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., second floor of the Arnprior Hospital. For more information, call Jen (JC) Empey at 613-256-5858.

• Third annual Galilee Centre Work Bee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and supper will start at 5 p.m. Volunteers are invited to gather together to help with a number of work projects to enhance the grounds and building at Galilee. If you’re interested, contact Ken Mansfield at 613-623-4242, ext. 29 or email kmansfield@ galileecentre.com.

• Jail or Bail fundraiser at Arnprior Giant Tiger from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds to the Arnprior Community Policing Group. Pledge sheets available at Arnprior town hall in the deputy clerk’s office.

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• Arnprior & District Humane Society yard sale fundraiser at 9 a.m. at the shelter, 490 Didak Dr. Donations appreciated. Drop off at the shelter. For more info, call 613-623-0916.

MAY 15 • Full course turkey dinner sponsored by Mons Rebekah Lodge, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oris Mather Hall in the town hall, admission $12. • Fifth annual Dare to Care telethon for the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Care Coach from 1-8 p.m. broadcast live from St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Make your pledges in support of specialized para-transit transportation. To volunteer or to make a donation, contact fundraising and telethon co-ordinator Susan Sarsfield at 613-623-7981 or email SusanSarsfield@cssagency.ca.

MAY 16 • Arnprior Family Preschool Resource Centre Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Kenwood Corporate Building.

MAY 28 • Emmanuel Anglican Church annual Chicken BBQ at 287 Harrington St. from 4-7 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults and $6 for children 10 & under. For tickets, contact Joan at 613-6220018.

The shelter is now accepting donations for the annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14 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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The Renfrew County District School Board addressed the topic of children and youth mental health at their meeting April 26. Chairman Dave Shields presented a report asking the board to endorse a Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health. “The well-being of children and youth mental health is one of the highest priorities of the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA)”, said Shields. “I personally think that this is the most important issue facing school boards and communities across the province and our nation. We want to see attention focused on children and youth mental health and evidence of leadership at a provincial level.” Shields told the board that OPSBA organized a meeting on this topic with all 21 interested parties on January 18. The goal is to develop a collaborative coalition in support of children and youth mental health. Shields admitted the public is generally aware of the issues and the statistics, but con-

versations are held in isolation. “We need to combine our perspectives and speak the same language,” he said. “No one sector will have the solution.” Educators are seen as those closest to early identification of children who need mental health services and they are deeply concerned about the capacity for response to mental health issues in schools. In Ontario, only one in six children and youth are getting access to the kind of mental health services that they need because there are not enough resources. The most stressful part for principals in today’s environment is to find ways to help students and families to access services. The wait lists are incredibly long and families are often in crisis, says the report When boards of education raise the need to address issues of mental health, they meet with strong support from teacher federations. Shields commented that students are also a part of the solution in developing policy and programs to address

mental health and they are being encouraged to work together. Children and youth mental health has been a long-standing issue, but the level of urgency is now at a new place. The Ontario Public School Boards Association has organized a Summit in Toronto on June 2. It is called Summit on Child and Youth Mental Health and the slogan is “Let’s Put our Heads Together.” Shields told the board that he has arranged a meeting with Dave Studham, the executive director of the Renfrew County United Way, and Greg Lubimiv, the executive director of the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, to start a mental health dialogue in Renfrew County.

mental health. He went on to stress that there needs to be a strong commitment to support the connectivity between the health and education sectors regarding children and youth mental health. “We want mental health literacy for all staff and for students themselves; inter-ministerial collaboration; consistency of services across the province; and true sustainable change through public policy.” Shields suggested that “measuring has done a lot for wait times in the health sector” and mused that this is what must happen on wait times for access to mental health services. On the provincial scene there are 14 ministries involved in

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Retiring teachers honoured Friday night are, from left, Deb Doran, Lori Junop, Roma Freeman, Barb Moreland, Scott Rubie and Alice Paige. Photo by Lucy Hass

Over 250 years of teaching recognized LUCY HASS Lucy.hass@metroland.com

Nine retired or soon-to-be-retired teachers, including well-known Arnprior area educators Alice Paige and Barb Moreland, were honoured by their peers April 29. The annual meeting of the Renfrew County Teachers’ Local of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Renfrew closed with a tip of the hat to a dedicated group, described in the evening’s program as representing “over 250 years of teaching experience, thousands of students, hundreds of new initiatives, curriculum changes and more.” Paige was also honoured for her contributions as local EFTO president. “They end their careers the way they

began; enthusiastic and caring individuals, teaching students to love learning,” the program added. Special mention was also given to teachers celebrating 25 years of teaching: Lucie Langevin, Gail Okum, Lynda Lepinskie, Sherry Weichenthal-Aide and Joanne Instance. Teachers at A.J. Charbonneau Public School in Arnprior nominated their steward Karin Haelssig for this year’s Workplace Steward Award. Political Action Community Involvement Awards were presented to Jennifer Marquardt and Lorraine Hamilton, celebrating their community involvement and volunteer work. See ‘ALICE PAIGE’ Page 40 440974

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Next teen dance going retro rock What is more fun than dressing up? What’s more fun than dressing up as an old school Rock Star? Coming to the May 13 Retro Rock Stars Tween Dance! Dress up as your favourite rocker from back in the day and come out to dance the night away with Jessie’s DJ Service. Tunes will be from back in the day as well as new school songs. Think Kiss, Led Zepplin, Bob Marley, Ozzie, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Cindy Lauper, Madonna, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, among many others. Dress up as a lone singer or gets your friends together for a band. A special prize will go to the best dressed. Dance tickets are available at the Nick Smith Centre now. The advance price is $5 and permission forms are available as well. Door sales are limited and are $8 each. Don’t forget that the dance is open to everyone in Grades 4-8 only. Adult volunteers are needed. Contact Kayla if you are available. Dodgeball is starting up again - with elections, holidays and previous bookings, we have missed seeing you all. There will no dodgeball on Monday, May 9 because of our Boys Wii Night, but it will resume again Monday, May 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. LAST CHANCE FOR KAYAKING High school students: This is your last

week to register for the White Water Kayaking program. For three Thursdays beginning May 19 from 8-9 p.m., and then a day trip to Wilderness Tours on June 6 (PA Day), Wilderness Tours and Ottawa Kayak School will be instructing everything you need to know to White Water Kayak. Open to Grades 9-12 only, registration is due no later than May 12. Cost is $115 for all equipment and transportation to Wilderness Tours. Ball hockey is up and running and a great success. A special thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers. Our Novice teams are sponsored by Reid Brothers, Tim Hortons, Ontario Power Generation, and the Arnprior Optimists. Atom teams are sponsored by Arnprior Lions, Clancy’s Drug Store, Play It Again Sports and Mather Insurance. Pee Wee Teams are sponsored by Gilks, Northern Credit Union, Ontario Power Generation, and White Lake Marina. Our brand new division, Bantam, is sponsored by Gilks and TD Canada Trust. Another special thanks to the Arnprior Legion, who sponsored our Goalie Equipment. For more information, contact Kayla or Don at the Nick Smith Centre at 613-6237301 or by email kreinert@arnprior.ca. Keep in mind all registrations must be done in person at the Nick Smith Centre and are due a week prior to your program begins. Remember you can add us to Facebook by searching for ‘Nick Smith Centre’ and join our group, ‘Arnprior Parks and Recreation Youth Programs’.

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Continued from Page 38 The nine teachers who are retired, or soon to retire, are Paige, Scott Rubie, Barb Moreland, Deb Doran, Steven Moore, Cathy Biernaski, Lori Junop, Diana Atkinson and Roma Freeman. The evening’s official program included biographical information on five of the retirees including the two from the Arnprior area. ALICE PAIGE Paige has been involved in the field of education since 1976 and began teaching in 1976 at CFB Uplands in Ottawa. “My Grade 2 class had 16 children and there were music, French, art, library and special education teachers to share the programming needs and students,” she recalled. “We had three or four duties per week and lots of time for planning and attending to the students.” Paige was hired over the phone by a principal who got her name from the teacher education faculty at the University of Ottawa. “He recognized that I was the daughter of his old friend George Johnson and their friendship is what got me my first teaching job. Things have certainly changed,” she said. While working for the Renfrew County District School Board, she worked with the curriculum department and was a lead teacher and classroom teacher for primary, junior and intermediate grades. “There is an expression that says ‘you get what you give.’ In this case what I have gotten is a career that has been hugely satisfying, always challenging and extremely interesting,” she said. Since the inception of ETFO, Paige has been involved

as a family of schools advisor, vice-president and then president of the Renfrew County Teachers Local. “In 2004, I started the president’s job and since then I have always put teachers first. I have developed a trusting relationship with many of my colleagues and made good friends. Teachers are amazing and wonderful people,” she told the gathering. “Meeting your needs has meant long hours of work, many miles of travel, hundreds of meetings, much wrangling and hours of talking and communicating. Working locally with my teachers, stewards and executives and with my colleagues at Provincial has been an outstanding experience. I have done my best. I now look forward to living a long and happy life in retirement.” Upon leaving, she wished her colleagues well. “I wish you all well, knowing I will visit with many of you again. I am looking forward to hearing the good things that will continue to happen as you attend to education and all that it entails,” she said. “Meanwhile think of me with a cup of tea, a great book in my hand, dressed in my PJs, on my deck at 10 a.m. in the sunshine, loving every second of it.”

doors to a brand new student body in September 1998. I have spent that last 13 years there as a SERT and special class teacher. “It has been a great stay. I will very much miss the enthusiasm and vitality of the students, as well as the camaraderie of the staff,” she said.

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Michael Runtz Nature’s Way the head. The owl seemed unperturbed by all the attention it was getting, and after a while its harassers, likely frustrated at the lack of response, ceased their verbal and physical attack and flew away. The owl blinked and began to groom its feathers. Using its bill like a pair of forceps, it grabbed a long soft feather and gently nibbled it as it was pulled through its beak. This not only removed unwanted materials but also realigned the feather’s barbules that hook together like Velcro. After a half hour of recording, I whispered to Ann: “If only it would cough out a pellet.” To my amazement no more than five seconds later the owl

hunched forward, opened its mouth, and coughed out a ball! Owls swallow most prey whole and in the muscular gizzard the flesh is liquefied and the indigestible bones and fur rolled up into an oval ball that is ejected out the mouth. That ball is called a pellet. Several times the owl stopped and stared intently toward the ground. I knew it was likely hearing a potential meal for its round facial discs were tilted toward the object of interest. These special discs are made of hard feathers that catch and direct sound towards the massive ear openings on the sides of the skull. These openings are asymmetrical so that sound arrives at each ear’s auditory sensory cells at slightly different times, thereby allowing the owl to accurately pinpoint the location of its source. Eventually the owl finally flew off and I went out and collected its pellet. As I write this conclusion I hear the rhythmic “Who-cooksfor-you, who-cooks-for-you-aawwl” of a Barred Owl right outside my window. I hope it approves of what I am writing, The Nature Number is 613-3872503; email is mruntz@start.ca.

MPPs ‘avoid’ coyote presentation: parks coalition The Peaceful Parks Coalition has unsuccessfully invited two outspoken proponents of coyote killing contests and coyote bounties to special presentation this week. Coyotes, God’s Dog by two coyote experts from the United States was presented Tuesday in Holmesville and today (Thursday) in Guelph. “We believe Bill Murdoch (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) and Lisa Macleod (Nepean-Carleton) have exploited the coyote issue for political gain,” said AnnaMaria Valastro of Peaceful Parks. “They have evoked unnecessary fear by suggesting coyotes will eat your children, and run rampant down city streets if they are not shot. It is irresponsible rhetoric that has likely provoked the death of hundreds of animals.” She said the organization that they would benefit from listening to two coyote experts who have

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“It is no surprise that when faced with experts who know something about the subject, Murdoch and Macleod run the other way,” said Valastro.

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Nature never disappoints for no matter where you are, regardless of time of day or season, She continuously presents lifelong memories. Today was no exception. I was working on my computer, feeling sorry for myself being stuck inside when new flowers are emerging and familiar birds are returning from the south when Ann called up: “There’s a Barred Owl in the ravine!” I rushed downstairs and there it was, a beautiful Barred Owl sitting in a Staghorn Sumac right outside the window. Ann had just seen it fly in and no sooner had it arrived than several Blue Jays began screaming at it. I grabbed my camera and after quietly sliding down the window began to photograph the large brown owl with big dark eyes. Several chickadees, a Whitebreasted Nuthatch and a Downy Woodpecker joined the jays in giving the owl an unpleasant welcome. As described in previous columns, birds mob owls to make them fly away, likely rendering the woods safer for the birds both in late afternoon and at night when they are sleeping. I switched to video to record some of the action. Several times jays dive-bombed the owl, one almost striking it on

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Hoarding ‘huge’ issue in eastern Ontario DESMOND DEVOY

in mid-arc when he was smart enough to drop to the ground, knock the feet out from under the guy, and close the door.” For Roberts and her colleagues, the incident was a sobering wake-up call to the seriousness of the problem. “It rocked every single one of us to our core, because it could have been any one of us,” she said. “These guys deserve to go home to their families at night.” The hoarding awareness workshop, designed for social service agencies, was sponsored by the Mills Community Support Corporation.

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Roberts of one of her more memorable hoarding investigations. “It’s not unusual to find hoarders sleeping amongst their belongings. It provides them with great comfort. That’s part of their illness.” She is quick to point out that while the emergency services are more aware of the situation, they are not going to solve the problems on their own, and that it can take weeks to clean up a hoarder’s home. “Well, thank God you’re here because you’re going to clean this place out,” one building manager told Roberts. “I said, ‘Oh, no I’m not!” Roberts also pointed out that there is a difference between a messy home and a hoarding home. A hoarder has an excessive accumulation of goods, and has shown a failure to discard proportionately. “(The) activities of daily life are impaired by spaces which cannot be used for their intended purpose,” said Roberts. “(But) if you want to have a messy home, that’s your choice.” While family members might be frustrated with a hoarder, Roberts pointed out that, the victim has not created the situation “out of malice.” Some hoarders, once they are discovered, will admit their problem and ask for help. Others, however, will suddenly turn when they feel that their possessions are threatened. One fire prevention officer Roberts knew worked with a man who had always been very kind and courteous, in an effort to get him the help he needed, while making his home habitable. One day, the officer went to serve the man with some papers. “(As he opened the door) an ax came out,” said Roberts. “It was

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While the TV series about hoarding might be spreading light on the problem, the hoarding situation in eastern Ontario is affecting not only people’s wellbeing, but the health and safety of neighbours and firefighters too. “This is a big issue, bigger than people realize,” said Tawnya Roberts, a fire protection adviser with the Ontario fire marshal’s office, during a presentation on hoarding at the Almonte Civitan Hall on April 29. “Here in the eastern part of Ontario, hoarding is a huge, huge issue … Is it increasing, or has it always been there? There is a debate about that. (But) TV has brought it to our attention.” She said while Ontario’s fire services have started reacting more to hoarding incidents, such a change was not because of recent media attention to the issue. Roberts was formerly the chief of the Lanark Highlands fire department, beginning her career at the fire hall in White Lake, but her work now takes her all over the province. “Hoarding is not just about people with the mental issue,” she said, adding it impacts the health and safety of fire, ambulance and social service workers, as well as neighbours. She pointed to a major fire this past winter at a social housing apartment in Toronto, which destroyed the apartment, which was filled to the brim with hoarded material. “It burned hotter and quicker because of something we call fire load,” said Roberts. Not only were firefighters dealing with a large amount of combustible material in a small, confined space, but spraying water directly on to the material would have also made it more heavy, and might have collapsed the floor underneath it. The fire ended up burning strong for six hours. “The heat was so intense … that it caused the floor paneling to pop in the floor above it,” said Roberts of the fire, which caused more than $37 million damage. There are often psychological reasons behind a person’s hoarding. “Hoarding is officially recognized as a metal illness,” said Roberts, adding that an estimated one million Canadians might be hoarders. “There’s not a lot of support and treatment.” “What you see is a byproduct of an untreated illness,” she added. Roberts noted that while the public perception is that hoarders are likely to be older people, they can also be younger people, more affluent, or people on social assistance. The degrees of severity also vary by person. “I didn’t know you could nail a vacuum to the wall, or nail a fridge door to the ceiling,” said

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Now Available No AUTO Payments for 3 Months 04 DODGE RAM 1500 ST CREW

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING

ONE OWNER, FLEET MAINTAINED MID-SIZED WITH A 2.7L V-6 RATED @ 37 MPG HWY.. LOADED W/ AIR, TILT, CRUISE, PW, PL, & CD. SOLD CERT. BI/WEEKLY W/ FREE WARRANTY $

78

(OAC)

93k km

6,950

$

POWERFUL 5.7L-V8 HEMI AUTO. WITH TOW PKG., AUTO START, AIR, TILT, CRUISE, DUAL EXHAUST, TINTED WINDOWS, STEP BARS & TONNEAU COVER. LOOKS & DRIVES GREAT, 4 FULL DOORS BI/WEEKLY & A FULL 6.5 FT. SHORT BOX. SOLD CERT. $ (OAC) W/ FREE WARRANTY

149

$ +TAX

05 FORD F-350 LARIATE 4X4 QUAD CAB

DIESEL ECONOMICAL 6.0 L POWERSTROKE DIESEL DUALLY, LOADED PLUS PWR. HEATED TAN LEATHER, CD, SRW, TRAILER PKG. W/ ELECTRIC BRAKES, BOX LINER & 4 NEW R. TIRES. BI/WEEKLY LOOKS, DRIVES GREAT, SOLD CERT. W/ 1YR. $ UNLIMITED KM P.T. WARRANTY (OAC)

233

21,850

06 CHEV IMPALA 4 DR SEDAN

RATED AT 40 MPG HWY, 4 DR. ONLY 52K KM, LOADED, A/C, TILT, CRUISE, PW, PL, P-SEAT, KEYLESS ENTRY. ONE OWNER LEASE RETURN. CERTIFIED WITH FREE BI/WEEKLY WARRANTY.

$

$

109 (OAC)

52k km

9,950 +TAX

08 SMART FORTWO ECONO-COUPE

A 60 MPG MILAGE RATING & GREAT CRASH TEST SAFETY. PARK NOSE IN TO THE CURB & NO MORE PARALELL PARKING !! 1.0L GAS ENGINE GIVES BI/WEEKLY LOTS OF ZIP & A GREAT RIDE TOO. AIR, $ (OAC) TILT, CRUISE, PW & PL CERT. W/ WARRANTY

84

40k km

9,950

$

437372

+TAX

239

LOTS OF ROOM INSIDE, 112 HWY KMS, CORPORATE LEASE. LOOKS GREAT, TONS OF POWER & GREAT TOWING BI/WEEKLY CAPACITY, CERTIFIED WITH $ YEAR WARRANTY

155

138k kms

$ 13,950 22,850 This Week’s Feature +TAX

+TAX

112k kms

16,950

$

+TAX

13,850

$

119k kms

21,650

+TAX

08 GMC SIERRA 2500HD 4X4 DIESEL

BALANCE OF GM 7YR. 160K KM P.T. WARRANTY ON THIS LOADED 4 DR SHORT BOX W/ 6.6L DURAMAX TURBO DIESEL. AIR, TILT, CRUISE, PW, PL, CD, STEP BARS, P-SEAT, BI/WEEKLY TOW PKG W/ EXTENDING MIRRORS, LIKE NEW TIRES ETC. LONG TERM RENTAL, $ SOLD CERT. (OAC)

269

FULL SIZED 4 DR. PICK UP W/ ECONOMICAL 4.8L-V8 AUTO RATED @24MPG HWY, FULL 6.5 FT. SHORT BOX, TILT. GM LEASE RETURN & SOLD CERT. W/ BALANCE OF FACTORY (5YR./160KM) PT WARRANTY

$

03 DODGE RAM

BALANCE GM 7YR. 160K km P.T. WARRANTY, LOADED 4 DR SHORT BOX, 6.6L DURAMAX TURBO DIESEL. AIR, TILT, CRUISE, PW, PL, CD, STEP BARS, PS, TOW PKG, EXT’D MIRRORS, LIKE (OAC) NEW TIRES ETC... LONG TERM RENTAL, SOLD CERT.

07 CHEV. SILVERADO 1500 QUAD CAB

$

+TAX

07 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4X4

06 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 4X4

CREW CAB. RATED 28 MPG HWY. THIS 5 PASS, 4 DR, 4X4 IS LOADED WITH POWER OPTIONS PLUS ALLOY BI/WEEKLY WHEELS, BOX LINER, SRW, CD, KEYLESS ENTRY. LOOKS & DRIVES $ (OAC) GREAT. CERT. WITH 1 YR WARRANTY.

145k kms

o.a.c.

131k km

33,850

$

+TAX

+TAX

07 PONTIAC G6 SE1

LOADED 1 OWNER GM LEASE BACK, THIS 6 CYL. SPORTS SEDAN IS RATED AT 39 MPG HWY. EXTRAS LIKE PWR. BI/WEEKLY SUNROOF & ALLOY WHEELS PLUS FACTORY GM POWERTRAIN $ (OAC) WARRANTY (5YR. 160K KM)

92

87k km

9,650

$

09 CHEVROLET COBALT LS

+TAX

RATED 48 MPG HWY. THIS 4 CYL. AUTO HAS AIR, TILT, CRUISE & CD. AS A FORMER DAILY RENTAL IT HAS BEEN FLEET MAINTAINED SINCE NEW. LOOKS BI/WEEKLY & RUNS GREAT, CERT W/ BALANCE OF $ GM 5YR.-160K KM P.T. WARRANTY

79

$

73k km

9,450 +TAX

07 TOYOTA TACOMA

EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND REG. CAB SHORT BOX 4X4 W/ 2.7L 4CYL. 5-SPD. COLD AIR, TILT, CD & LINER. U.S. BI/WEEKLY TRUCK W/ 94,000 MILES. LOOKS GREAT, DRIVES LIKE NEW & RATED $ @35 MPG HWY.. SOLD CERT. & E-TESTED (OAC)

146

15,950

$

+TAX

06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

LOADED PLUS CD AND “STOW & GO” SEATING, ONE OWNER CHRYSLER LEASE RETURN. GREAT SHAPE, LOTS OF ROOM AND LOW MILEAGE. BI/WEEKLY CERTIFIED WITH BALANCE OF $ (OAC) FACTORY WARRANTY.

108

96k kms

9,850

$

+TAX

07 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4X4

4.7L V8 MAGNUM, LOADED, ALLOYS, CD, LINER, TOW PKG, ETC. 4 FULL DOORS,LOTS OF ROOM INSIDE, 112 HWY KMS, CORPORATE LEASE. BI/WEEKLY CERTIFIED WITH 1 YEAR $ WARRANTY (OAC)

155

129k km

16,950

$

2004 NISSAN FRONTIER XE

THIS EXT. CAB 4X4 HAS THE POWERFUL 3.3L V-6 AUTO RATED AT 27MPG HWY, TOW PKG. 155K KM ON A JAPANESE TRUCK IS LIKE ON A BI/WEEKLY DOMESTIC. SOLD CERT. $ W/1YR. WARRANTY. (OAC)

167

$

+TAX

07 CHEVROLET COBALT LT

ONE OF THE BEST SELLING MID SIZED CARS EVER, LOADED ONE OWNER GM LEASE RETURN, ONLY 72K KM, RATED AT 43 MPG HWY.. STILL HAS BI/WEEKLY GM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY $ (5YR. 160K KM). SAFE RELIABLE CAR (OAC)

76

$

72k km

7,850 +TAX

155k kms

12,950 +TAX

05 SATURN VUE AWD

HONDA PRODUCED 3.5 L. V6 AUTO, LOADED, PLUS CD, ALLOYS, P/SEAT, ETC. LOTS OF POWER & TRACTION TOO. ONE OWNER LEASE RETURN BI/WEEKLY SOLD CERTIFIED WITH FREE $ (OAC) WARRANTY

139

$

92k km

12,950 +TAX

MODERN 6-BAY SERVICE CENTRE • FREE PICK UP AND DROP OFF WITHIN 4 KM OF ARNPRIOR SENIOR DISCOUNTS • HONEST ESTIMATES All cash prices are plus HST. Warranty claim levels vary from $600-$5,000 per claim, unlimited number of claims. Payments are based on approved credit. YES, taxes, fees & certification ARE included in payments.

ou may need to prove a steady minimum income, sometimes for 3 consecutive months with the same employer. Derogatory credit may have an effect on the rate. Interest rates vary between 7.56% and 29.9%. Amortization varies from 24-84 months. A deposit may be necessary for approval. Example borrowing $6000 at 8.8% = a payment of $57.21 bi-weekly. (Cost of borrowing is $1438.00 over 60 months).

Rates 7.56-29.9%

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May 5, 2011

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