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February 15, 2008

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Town operating budget passes council muster By PETER DeWOLF Arnprior Weekender

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The way it was

Ryan Lewis and Kristen McAuley of St. Joseph’s in Arnprior, take a ride in one of the town’s first fire trucks Tuesday at the Arnprior and District Museum. The museum was celebrating Heritage Week and had a number of special activities particularly aimed at school children to make the area’s heritage come alive.

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Arnprior has officially passed its 2008 operating budget, approving a record $9,148,053 in spending. That figure does not include the capital projects the town is planning for the coming year. This is a 5.98 per cent increase over last year’s expenses. While the levy increase, the amount charged to all town ratepayers will increase 4.77 per cent, it will be partly offset by new development which has come on line during the past year. The rest of the increase will be absorbed in an expected 8.36 per cent increase in money received from interest, penalties and fines. In addition, the figures depend on seeing a 132.43 per cent increase in revenues generated from the Parks and Recreation department and a 5.32 per cent increase in money generated by the Nick Smith Centre, as well as other smaller revenue increases. The big 132.43 per cent increase in the recreation revenue budget is largely a result of the Telus Cup, which will be held in Arnprior this year. Only a 2.98 per cent increase in the tax rate is expected for existing taxpayers on the municipal portion of their final tax bill. The interim bills do not reflect the new budget — they are based on 50 per cent of last year’s bill. What this means to the average residential taxpayer whose home is assessed at $141,000, is an average increase in the tax bill of $36. In addition to the municipal budget tax levy on your property tax bill, the bill also includes the Renfrew County tax levy, which has not yet been determined, the school board levy and the garbage rate. The garbage levy was not increased this year. The council also increased the water/sewer rates this year, by three per cent on the base rate and four per cent on the water use charge. On the other hand, industries that use more than 100,000 imperial gallons per month can expect their rates to rise in 2008 by 15.6 per cent.

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Winter fun in Braeside Friday, Saturday Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to the Village of Braeside for the annual winter carnival Feb. 15 and 16. On Friday, Feb. 15 enjoy a free skate from 6 to 10 p.m. Hot dogs and hot drinks will be on offer. On Saturday, Feb. 16, an All-youcan-eat Shanty Breakfast for $5 kicks off activities. Mini hay rides run from 10 to noon. Judging and auctioning of the

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Jaime O’Toole of Arnprior has been nominated for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association Junior Citizen of the Year award. See the Tuesday, Feb. 19 edition of the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide for a story on the impressive young man.

men’s cake baking contest will take place at 10 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. an on-ice tug of war will test the strength of carnival goers. The shoot-out takes place at noon, and the Junior Braeside Cup starts at 1 p.m. A euchre tournament ($3 entry fee) begins at 1 p.m. Face painting, a snow/ice sculpture contest, trivia, a candy count and McNab-Braeside ‘Days gone by’ photo display are also included in the fun.


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Warden supports ‘Go snowmobiling!’ tour Visit www.ottawavalley.org erty, County of Renfrew who also participated in Sunday’s event, said: “By having the opportunity to have’ Go Snowmobiling! Give It a Try’ tour in this area, it not only helps attract more people to the sport but it also highlights the superb trail system and hospitality that we have in Renfrew County.� There are over 2,500 kilometres of TOP trails and local trails that wind through the region. Each year, thousands of snowmobile tourists from across Ontario, Quebec and the near border United States visit this area. Many tourism operators cater to this growing market by providing special packages.

This winter activity is also a favourite pastime for many local residents. “Close to $1 million is generated from snowmobile tourism in Renfrew County. It is a very important market for many businesses,� said Hutton. For more information on this exciting four-season vacation destination, check out the OVTA website at www.ottawavalley. org or to receive a complimentary copy of the travel guide and map and the 2008 Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Trail Map, contact Judy Hugli, Ottawa Valley Tourist Association at 613-732-4364/800757-6580 or Bruce McIntrye, Media Relations, County of Renfrew at 613735-7288.

County of Renfrew Warden Janice Visneskie peeks out from her snowmobile helmet at the ‘Go Snowmobiling! Give It a Try’ event Sunday.

Chimney fire calls up in McNab-Braeside By KAREN BARSOSKI MBFD Fire Prevention Officer More than usual chimney fire calls have been responded to by the McNabBraeside Fire Department (MBFD) this winter. The majority of the fires reported have been caused by an abundance of creosote that has accumulated in chimneys and fluepipes. “We are finding creosote build up worse this year when compared to other years,� said Chief Robert Dodge. “The fluctuating temperatures this winter haven’t helped.� This winter has had both warm spells and very cold periods. Slow burning wood fires on warmer days can contribute to creosote build-up as they have a tendency to create black smoke instead of light and white smoke from a fire that is hotter and burning well. Creosote is a shiny black substance that accumulates in the chimney and

fluepipe — it is highly flammable. When the creosote in the chimney is heated it can ignite, causing a fire. A severe build-up of creosote can also completely block the smoke from the woodstove, not allowing it to escape up the chimney, which can cause the smoke to back up into the house. “Good regular maintenance is the key to eliminating the possibility of having a chimney fire,� says Dodge. “Clean your chimney as often as needed to avoid creosote build-up. Normally twice per year is the industry standard but in a winter like we are currently experiencing, more often is better. The entire wood burning system should be inspected periodically by someone WETT certified. Burn only clean, dry, seasoned wood. Proper wood burns hotter and makes less smoke.� For more information on safe wood burning and maintenance, contact the McNab Braeside Fire Department at 613623-5657.

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On Sunday, Feb. 10, County of Renfrew Warden Janice Visneskie and other representatives from the County of Renfrew and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association participated in the ‘Go Snowmobiling! Give It a Try’ tour. The event was organized by Digital Video Productions and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) with major assistance from the Snow Country Snowmobile Association. “It was a well-organized, informative and fun event, said warden Visneskie. “It was a wonderful opportunity to experience Renfrew County’s excellent snowmobile trail system first-hand. The conditions were ideal,� said Visneskie. Jim Hutton, director of Development and Prop-


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Winnie Closs will be missed By GENA GIBSON Arnprior Weekender Winnie Closs never stopped knitting, telling one of her sisters recently that she had enough yarn to last for years. The 91-year-old knitted dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of socks each year, very often to sell to hunters visiting their hunt camps in the Flower Station/Clyde Forks area of Lanark Highlands Township each fall. At her wake at Blair and Son Funeral Home in Perth on Sunday afternoon, many of those hunters, along with hundreds of family members and friends, stood in the long line-up to pay respects to the lifelong Lanark-area resident. Winnie died last Thursday at her home near Flower Station. Her house had burned to the ground sometime overnight, and she was found dead by a snowplow driver at 5 p.m. on Thursday, a few metres outside her front door. Police believe the rural location of the house prevented anyone from noticing the fire earlier. Winnie was born on April 8, 1916 in Toronto. She married John Closs at the age of 16, and the couple had five children — Carl, Gordon, Peggy, Leola and Buddy. She was well-liked,” her son, Gordon, said, adding

Winnie Closs that between 700 and 800 people visited the funeral home during the wake. Gordon chose the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario as the recipient of money given at the wake. He said Winnie was concerned about children, particularly one of her own great-great-grandchildren. Officials at the funeral home told him the wake brought in a great deal of money for the hospital. He said his mother was a strong woman, a fact especially in evidence as a young mother during the Second World War. She had already given birth to her first four children and was raising her husband’s younger brother and sister when John joined the military. Their youngest child was born while he was

overseas. After returning from the war, John worked on the railroad. He had the use of a hand car, and Winnie told her sister, Toots Borrowman, that the family had plenty of fun with it. When the kids were small, she said, the family would pile into the hand car and head to dances in Clyde Forks, a couple of miles away. They also used the railway car to visit nearby White — and it came in handy, as the couple never owned a car. Winnie always had an eye to the social goings-on in her neighbourhood. About 50 years ago, she began writing a social column for the Lanark Era, which later began to run in The Perth Courier. Throughout the years, she documented comings and goings in the Flower Station area, along with the many visitors who came to her house to buy her knitted socks, bring meals and pass the time of day. “She was still knitting socks,” said her sister, Toots Borrowman. “One year, she knit a little over 100 pairs. “She said she was slowing down (in recent years),” she added. “She would do a few rows at a time.” Toots said Winnie told her she would start two

or three different socks at one time, to keep her from getting bored. “She would get sick of one and move on to another,” she said. Winnie passed on her knitting and embroidery skills to her children… first the boys, who took more of an interest in it, and later the girls. “She said she was awfully close to her kids, because John was away (first in the war, and then as a railway worker).” Her children returned the favour in recent years, with her sons Buddy and Gordon visiting often to help with maintenance around the house. Her children had suggested she move into a seniors’ residence in recent years, but Winnie insisted she wanted to stay in her own home. John died 24 years ago. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to find an exact cause for the fire. A woodstove in the residence was considered a possibility, but electrical was not ruled out. A post-mortem was conducted in Ottawa, but the results were not conclusive. Initial results suggested a combination of factors, including age, possible smoke inhalation and the fact she was found outdoors.

Ottawa Valley Food Co-op celebrates successful first year The newly-formed local Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative order delivery system for locally grown and produced food, is having its first annual general meeting to elect directors, explain how the system will work, and sign up new members. The co-op’s aim is to provide an avenue that promotes healthy rural communities, environmental stewardship, social justice and vibrant local economies. In this era of ‘thinking green’ and our increasing recognition of the need to consider more carefully the environment in all our actions and decisions, the co-op is one avenue open to us all to tread more lightly on the Earth. The wonderful bonus for us is the enjoyment of great tasting, highly nutritious foods grown and raised right here in Renfrew County and the Ottawa Valley. The range of foods available is astounding and the web listing of producers is always growing as more local food producers come on board with products such as meats like beef, pork and lamb, garlic, vegetables and some heritage varieties, food mixes, organic and natural foods, baking, soup and meal prepared mixes, honey and more. “While this is an annual general meeting for the co-op, the general public is encouraged to attend to learn how they can become involved as members and begin accessing quality, healthful local foods,” says Christina Anderman, founding member. Come and join the growing local food movement, say organizers. Everyone is welcome to attend the event on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Marguerite Centre across from the Pembroke General Hospital on Mackay St. in Pembroke. For more information contact info@ottawavalleyfoods.org, www.ottawavalleyfoods.org or call Bob Dobson at 613-646-2488 or Reuben Stone at 613-2812734.

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Arnprior Chronicle-Guide Just in case you missed it... Just in case you missed Tuesday’s copy of the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, here are briefs of some of the stories we are following: * Arnprior now has a para transport service operated through the Seniors at Home program. We detailed what the service includes and how people can access it in last Tuesday’s Chronicle-Guide. * The legions across Renfrew County will not be getting a tax break from the county portion of their property tax bill, if the most recent decision stands. Many of the local municipalities have exempted the legions, but the county says no. Reporter Peter Kovessy took a close look at why, in last Tuesday’s edition. * Arnprior’s growth is continuing according to the latest statistics from the town’s building permits. We gave you the numbers in last week’s edition. * The public athletic centre at the Nick Smith Centre escaped the budget axe this year despite being on the chopping block. We explained why.

Don’t miss this... Here are some of the items we will be looking at for this Tuesday’s Chronicle-Guide: * The face at the head of Keata Pharma-Arnprior will be the same as it was when the plant was part of Pfizer. We will have a look inside the new company and where it could be headed, when we sit down with president John Carkner in next week’s Chronicle-Guide. * The Braeside Winter Carnival runs this weekend, and our reporters will be on hand to bring you all the excitement. Watch for the pictures in next Tuesday’s edition. * The results of a Buy Local survey are in with some interesting results. For what those are and what the county plans to do about them, pick up a Tuesday paper next week. * The Renfrew County High School basketball playoffs are this week, and we will have full coverage and results in next week’s sports section of the Chronicle-Guide.

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What’s a word worth? The snow has been falling for about 50 days straight. The Valley has seen more snow this year than in the last two centuries of recorded history. Swear to God. Because of that I haven’t been to work since “the Great Snowfall of December, 2007.” Luckily, as you no doubt remember, my absorbed twin has been doing a swell job of filling in. I’m surprised my coworkers haven’t noticed, but he does have my teeth, hair and bones if not my charm. If you were interviewed by Elby in the last three months could you tell it wasn’t me? You couldn’t, could you? Anyway the cheques keep coming so my gambit is working. Meanwhile I’m buried in, in my McNab-Braeside abode. No natural light can penetrate the snow banks. I have hydro but no satellite television. There’s only so much Max Keeping one man can take. I suppose I could listen to the radio, but come on it’s 2008, nobody listens to the radio anymore. I gave my computer away in a fevered, sweatsoaked moment of madness in the fall of 2003. I was hoping to score and that was the only thing I had to offer at the time. I think my mistake was giving her my e-mail address with it instead of my phone number. Idiot. So, I have been fairly cut off from the world for most of winter.

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Auction sale notices offer clues to family history Watch for notices of auction sales when you are scanning old newspapers for material of relevance to your family. These notices list the major items being offered and can give an insight to your ancestors’ domestic economy and how they farmed the land. Auctions were common whenever a farm was sold. If you find a land record of a sale you could follow it up by looking for the notice of an auction. A major relocation like moving westward to new land or southward to paying jobs would likely presage an auction since they would not want the cost of moving many of their belongings. The death of a householder often led to an auction and if you know a date of death you could scan the papers for the next several months for such a notice. Today good roads and a large traveling public have helped to make garage sales a part of our culture. This was not really an option for our ancestors. They needed people to come from all around the area with their money in their pockets expressly to attend the sale and it was frequently a community event. Auctions are still a lot of fun and an important part of the rural economy but they were even more critical for our ancestors. Portal for German research I was browsing the web recently looking for sites that might of interest to readers and ended up on a

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PATRICK WOHLER page that looked interesting so I selected its home page to find out what it was all about. The site is called GenWiki and it aims to be the main source for genealogy in the German speaking areas of the world. It is loaded with resource material on many aspects of history and geography and I ended up spending a lot of time enjoying finding new information. Some particularly helpful topics included a table of the special characters used in German genealogy such as the * for born and the ~ for baptized. There is also a guide to translate German computer terms that you are likely to run into. The main part of the site is a portal to databases. These include a gazetteer for Austria, Switzerland and Germany including historical regions, family records and obituaries from newspapers as well as indexes of all the free Ship Lists and Passenger Lists on the internet including the valuable Bremen Passenger Lists. You could end up spending several very enjoyable hours exploring the Eng-

lish version of this site which you can find at http://wiki-en.genealogy. net/Main_Page . Mary Lettner The heritage community has lost a valued and highly respected colleague and friend in the passing of Mary Lettner. Her efforts were unstinted in the development of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and at the North Lanark Historical Society Museum in Appleton. She also played an important role in the Lanark County Museums Association. She stands so tall because of her achievements in these areas that we have to be sure to remember that she was also a gifted artist. Those of us who had the opportunity and the privilege of working with her treasure our memories of a friendly, generous and very energetic lady with a talent for making things work. We will miss her sorely. Our deepest sympathies reach out to her family and our prayers are with them.

Each week in conjunction with the Arnprior and District Humane Society we feature a pet ready for adoption. This week we feature Bella. This rambunctious young lady was found wandering on the White Lake Road back in October. Bella is just a big silly pup who loves to play in the snow. She will need a firm hand - someone who is able and willing to properly train her. She loves children, but is too big and strong and gets rough when playing. Bella means no harm but could accidently hurt or frighten a young child. If you have a big fenced yard and time to train her, Bella will be a part of your family in no time. Just ask about Ms. Lonely

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Send questions to in.the. valley@hotmail.com Valley programs include Renfrew County District School Board trustee Norm Hazelwood (Feb. 23), MP Cheryl Gallant (March 1), Renfrew County warden Janice Visneskie (March 8), Ottawa Folk Festival executive director Chris White (July 12) and sometime in March, musician and legend, Lucky Ron. If you have a question or comment for In the Valley e-mail in.the.valley@ hotmail.com.

#2836, for the dog with a huge heart. Little Lily on the other hand is perfect for a small child. This gentle little lady rabbit is sweet and loves to be cuddled and petted. She comes with a cage and supplies. Just ask about Bunny #2976. The shelter needs non-clumping cat litter, Whiskas Meaty Selections cat food, laundry soap, dog rawhides and glass cleaner. The Arnprior and District Humane Society's "Have a Heart" membership campaign is underway. Please join for $10 single or $25 family. For more information contact the shelter, or stop by Arnprior's or Renfrew's Pet Valu or Sears. The Shelter is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., at 490 Didak Street. The number is 623-0916.

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Correction Last week I inadvertently gave the wrong directions for the Grosse Ile presentation at Calvary Christian Academy. It is on highway 15 at Franktown, between Carleton Place and Smiths Falls. My apologies.

In the Valley welcomes Shawville Mayor and Seniors at Home director Arnprior Chronicle-Guide/Arnprior Weekender reporter Jake Davies’ radio program In the Valley continues this weekend with a new slate of local guests. The show starts at 10 a.m. on Valley Heritage Radio at 98.7 FM on the radio dial. This Saturday In the Valley takes a virtual trip across the river to talk with Shawville Mayor Albert Armstrong. Seniors at Home director Dennis Harrington will also be on the show to discuss the program’s new para transit service launched just last week. Upcoming guests for future In the

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February 1 to 29 — The Arnprior and District Humane Society Have A Heart membership campaign. This easy and meaningful contribution is a great way to help offer shelter, food, medical attention, care & comfort to the hundreds of stray, abused and unwanted animals that come through our door. $10 single, $25 family. Forms available at the Shelter-Didak Dr., PetValu-Arnprior and Renfrew, Sears-Arnprior Mall and website www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca February — Teams and sheet sponsors wanted for the United Way’s Curling Funspiel on Sunday March 2, at the Arnprior Curling Club. Enter a team for $125 or sponsor a sheet of ice for $150. To register, call Cathi Fairfield, Arnprior Campaign Chair, at 613-623-1240. Funds raised will support the delivery of health and social services in Renfrew South through United Way Member Agencies. February 16 — Full Gospel Businessmen’s Breakfast Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. Glad Tidings Fellowship Hall, Baskin Drive. Speaker Roy Gould. Tickets $8. All welcome. Reservations 613-623-5166. February 16 — Join us for a Winter Warm-Up Dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel Street North. The meal will include scalloped potatoes, beans, ham, salad, dinner rolls and of course delicious desserts...all for only $10! For take out meals, please call the Church at 613-623-9940 before 3 p.m. February 16 — Charles Macnamara’s Life and Photographs - To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Arnprior & McNab-Braeside Archives invites everyone to their AGM to hear Laurie Dougherty, archivist, speak on the life of Charles Macnamara, using photographs and notes from his remarkable collection. The archives will have an open house afterwards. Arnprior Public Library on Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m. Free admission. February 16 — A public workshop Poverty: A Faith Response with Chandra Pasma of Citizens for Public Justice is being held at Galilee Centre from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Donations welcome. Please call Debbie at 613-6224242 Ext. 21. for reservations. Please visit the programs page at www.galileecentre.com for more information. February 18 — Internet Safety Course for Parents 7-10 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre for parents of elementary school youth who wants to keep their kids safe when they are surfing the net. It is free of charge and is held by Arnprior Community Policing and Parks and Rec Youth Programs. Call the Nick Smith Centre at 623-7301 to register free of charge.

two adults and up to three youth will be reduced to $30 plus GST. Children and youth aged 4-12 can also spend time in our “Spy Zone� where Diefenbunker guides will be leading them in spy-themed crafts and games while parents and guardians take a tour of the museum. The Diefenbunker is located at 3911 Carp Road. For information or reservations please call 613-839-0007 or e-mail tours@diefenbunker.ca February 20 — The Ottawa Astronomy Friends present a Lunar Eclipse Observing Session at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area. Viewing begins at 8 p.m. Dress warmly. For more information please call 613.256.3610. February 20 — Mississippi Valley Conservation will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area. Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. Public are welcome. For more information please call 613.259.2421.

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February 21 — Royal Canadian Legion Friendship Days presented by Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home on Thursday, Feb. 21. Pot luck lunch (bring your favourite dish) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. featuring Dennis Harrington and friends. February 21 — Turkey supper on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Oris Mather Hall (in the town hall). Due to limited seating, reservations are required. For the 4 p.m. sitting, call 623-2936, for the 5:30 sitting call 623-3300. Take-out dinners are available by calling above numbers. Admission is $12, $5 for children, kids under five eat free. Sponsored by Mons Rebekah Lodge.

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February 22 — Grace St. Andrew’s United Church Women host a Mid Winter Home Cooked Roast Beef Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Christian Education Centre, 257 John Street North. Tickets available at the door.

February 25 — Free drop-in dodgeball at the Nick Smith Centre for ages 9-13. Homework Club will follow. Call Kayla at 623-7301 for more information.

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February 23 — A public workshop Re-energize, a Carbon Sabbath, with Dorothy McDougall of KAIROS is being held at Galilee Centre from 9 a.m. to 12. Donations are welcome. Call Debbie at 613-623-4242, ext. 21 for reservations or visit www.galileecentre.com.

February 18 — In honour of Family Day, Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum will be offering a discount on our usual family rate. On Monday Feb. 18,

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February 23 — Arnprior Agricultural Society hosts the second four-hand euchre tournament at the Masonic Hall on James Street in Arnprior. Registration begins at noon and the tournament starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, which includes a light lunch. Bring a partner if you can. The fun includes $700 in prizes, Share the Wealth and door prizes.

February 18 — Come out to the Pakenham Curling Club for our last draw the week of Feb. 18. You only pay for one draw. For info on night curling contact Bruce 613-839-2346 or day curling Gwen 613-832-1329 or pick-up curling Brenda 613-256-4418.

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February 24 — Town-wide Scavenger Hunt held by Parks and Recreation Youth Programs. Register a team or family by Monday, Feb. 18 to get involved on Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is free and each team needs an adult chaperone. Individuals are welcome to register and they will be put into a team. Call Kayla at 623-7301 for more information.

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A message to beginner and junior fiddlers and parents * Editor’s note: The Renfrew County Fiddlers received the following letter from Andrew Walker and they felt it would be important to share the message with the public.

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to leave whenever they wish. As an encouragement to continue to come out to these functions, The Renfrew County Fiddlers Association has provided a cash award to the member who comes out the most during the year. There is also a Danny O’Connell Memorial Fund, a cash award of $500 which the Fiddlers’ Association nominates a candidate each year. Last year Amy Felhaber won the Danny O’Connell Memorial Award. This award is to help fund her

music lessons to better ones self. So parents, if your child is learning to play the fiddle or stepdancing, encourage them by bringing them out even if they are only able to play one or two tunes or step the clog. It is not competition, only encouragement and listening to the music. Other children have benefited tremendously by this sort of effort on the part of their parents. The future of old time music depends on these young people.

Gallant confirms launch of Canada Summer Jobs 2008 Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke is pleased to confirm the official launch of Summer Jobs 2008. “The Canada Summer Jobs initiative works to achieve real results by supporting student work experiences while serving communities,” explained Gallant. Canada Summer Jobs 2008 provides funding to not-for-profit, public sector, and small private-sector employers with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students 15 to 30 years old who are full time students intending to return to their studies in the next academic year. The budget of $97.5 million is allocated across the 308 federal constituencies and applications from employers will be assessed constituency by constituency, based on their merit in terms of both eligibility and assessment criteria. “The Canada Summer Jobs initiative is a win-win situation for all involved. It allows students the opportunity to gain much needed work experience while at the same time providing our local small

Employers can apply to Canada Summer Jobs 2008 online at www.cherylgallant.com business community with the extra support it needs during the busy summer months,” said Gallant. The launch of Canada Summer Jobs marks the beginning of the application period for employers. Application forms and assessment criteria are available at the Constituency Office of Cheryl Gallant, MP, online at www.cherylgallant.com or at any Service Canada Centre. The deadline for submitting completed applications is Feb. 29.

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To All beginner and junior fiddlers and parents: The Renfrew County Fiddlers members are dedicated to protect and preserve old time music in our area. Holding monthly dances and providing entertainment for the aged in the retirement homes, hospitals and senior homes are just a few activities they accomplish. The Renfrew County Fiddlers have and are continuing to support and encourage young and beginning fiddlers and step-dancers by allowing them to join in their monthly dances and participate in the monthly entertainment for seniors. It gives the individuals an opportunity to show their progress in front of an encouraging audience and see for themselves the purpose of continuing their musical abilities. The Renfrew County Fiddlers allow all young players and the young players perform early in the evening to allow them

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Writing contest for youth Heritage week Sarah Collins, left, works with Grade 8 students from St. Joesph’s to figure out wood lengths as part of the job of timber scouts. The students were learning a few skills required in the bygone lumbering days in the Valley. The learning experience was part of a Heritage Week program at the museum.

Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, is proud to announce Lessons from the Cold War: A Youth Writing Contest, a competition open to students from the National Capital Region. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the essay or creative writing piece that best illustrates how the Cold War has affected contemporary national or global politics and/or society. The contest is open to students in Grades 11, 12, Sec V or Cegep I. The deadline is April 1. Call 613839-0007, e-mail tours@diefenbunker.ca or visit www. diefenbunker.ca or write to: Lessons from the Cold War: A Youth Writing Contest, Diefenbunker, 911 Carp Road, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0.

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The ‘Internet age’ for youth is upon us. They are spending hours online each night, chatting with friends on MSN, or posting pics on Facebook. Most parents have heard of these things before, whether it be because their kids are using them or because their kids have talked about them. There may be some parents out there who have never heard of either of these things. Parks and Recreation Youth Programs and Arnprior Community Policing want to make parents aware of what dangers are out there on the net. The free Internet Safety Course is offered to all parents, no matter how technically savvy they feel they are (or how savvy they think their kids are!) on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. We will touch upon many aspects that can potentially endanger your child when they are surfing the net. Some of these issues include information about what the internet is, chat rooms, personal websites (i.e. Facebook), cyber bullying, predators and webcams, as well as tips to keep your children safe. This course is geared to parents with children in elementary school. It is a great resource to have as the internet is changing so rapidly and it is easy to get ‘behind the times.’ Whether your child is in Grade 1 or Grade 8, there are different dangers that you may not be aware of. Register your spot today at the Nick Smith Centre. Remember this course is free. WinterActive is underway! We have had an amazing turnout to all of our events. Our Learn To…XC

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Kayla Reinert Ski is this weekend (sorry, no more registrations as the course is full), and next weekend is our Town Wide Scavenger Hunt! Every age group from one day to 199 years is welcome to register. You can register as a family, a group of friends or as an individual to get involved with our Town Wide Scavenger Hunt. Each team needs an adult chaperone. Registration is free but must be in by Monday, Feb. 18. The actual scavenger hunt will be on Feb. 24 starting at 10 a.m. sharp. All of our events get a coupon for WinterActive Prizes and it is not too late to get involved. Get active now! If you are caught doing physical activity or if you are at the Nick Smith Centre for some sports, you will get a coupon. All you hockey players, swimmers, ringette players, etc can ask the front desk for a coupon each time you are visiting the Nick Smith Centre for sports. Volunteers of all ages are needed for special events. If you are interested in volunteering or want more information call Kayla at 623-7301 or e-mail k.reinert@hotmail.com!

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Pineridge Children’s Centre and Arnprior Montessori School Anne-Havey Blier and Barry Blier are pleased to announce the appointment of Laurie Hill as our new Director.

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Laurie is a graduate of Guelph University with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences Degree in Child Studies. She brings a number of years experience in daycare in both the public and the private sector. Laurie and her husband Bruce and their children reside on the family farm on Dwyer Hill Road where they operate a beef and dairy farm.

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Upcoming General Meetings February 24th, 2008 – 2pm March 9th, 2008 – 2pm April 20th, 2008 – 2pm * Please note March and April are not the fourth Sunday of the month. This is due to conflicting engagements.

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Pineridge supports ADMH Pineridge Children’s Centre/Arnprior Montessori School has made a $5,000 contribution to the Partners in Caring Campaign to renovate the Emergency Department at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. On hand for the cheque presentation are, from left ADMH board chair Tommy Sullivan, and Pineridge owners/operators Anne Havey-Blier and Barry Blier. “This gift is a small way to give back to the community that we really love,” said the Bliers. The Partners in Caring Campaign to renovate and equip the emergency department at Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital has raised more than $2.7 million — surpassing the target required for the community portion of construction costs. Now the campaign faces the final challenge: Raising the final $1 million to ensure that the renovated emergency department has the necessary equipment required to assess, monitor and treat the urgent needs of patients.

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Packers gain momentum with 4-1 win over Kings By TERRY BOLAND The Weekender For the second time in their Eastern Ontario Jr. B Hockey League playoff series the Arnprior Packers went into Carleton Place and came out a winner. The Tuesday 4-1 victory over the Carleton Place Kings continues the momentum the Packers have been building as they head home for Game 6 at the Nick Smith Centre on Friday night. The writing might have been on the wall Tuesday when the two teams played a scoreless first period. Packer Adam Cybulski, overdue for a goal, broke the ice in the second period blasting the puck past Kings goalie John-Joseph Patafie for a short-handed marker. The assist went to Mike Harris. In another strange turn of events, and there have been many in this series, Packers goalie Mike Muir attempted to send the puck down ice from the corner during an Arnprior powerplay but failed to get any muscle behind it, handing it to Kings forward Brandon Trimble who put it in an empty net. An assist was awarded to Tim McGrath. The goal would be the only score for the hometown Kings as the Packers went to work on netminder Patafie. Muir’s mistake only added to the netminder’s resolve as he was solid for the rest of the game. Arnprior’s Ryan Lowe popped the puck past Patafie on a rebound for the winning goal as the Packers took a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. Assists were awarded to Matt Baird and Harris. In the third period the Packers continued to hammer embattled Patafie with an early goal from Dave Nelson, assisted by Drake Clancy. Veteran Kyle Couvieau completed the scoring for the Packers with assists to Cybulski and Clancy. The Kings were without Devon Montgomery who received a match penalty in last Sunday’s game, forcing him off the ice for three games. The Packers outshot the Kings 30-26. Arnprior took Game

Kings goalie JohnJoseph Patafie came under constant fire from Arnprior Packers forwards as Carleton Place lost their second game at home 4-1 in Eastern Ontario Jr. B Hockey League playoff action. Pictured, Arnprior’s Drake Clancy takes a shot on Patafie as teammates Dave Nelson and Adam Cybulski surround the Kings net.

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one to a second overtime period and have narrowed the spread at home from a game two 8-1 loss to the Sunday defeat of 2-0. Despite being down 3-2 in the series, the Packers have grown in their play and their ability to adjust to their shortfalls, particularly at home. The smaller ice surface in Carleton Place has allowed the Packers to bottle up the Kings and control the neutral zone while having a smaller amount of difficulty in clearing their own zone. In Arnprior the larger ice has given the Kings an advantage with speed and space. The Packers are still having trouble taking advantage of the powerplay, even with five-onthrees. At the same time the Kings also failed to get any power-play markers on Tuesday. The Packers could use a big crowd of Arnprior and area residents for tonight’s game at the Nick Smith Centre. Game time is 8 p.m. Get out and support the home town Packers. Game seven is scheduled for Carleton Place at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. In other playoff action, the Perth Blue Wings completed a four-game sweep of the Renfrew Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Stittsville Royals are still alive after beating the Shawville Pontiacs who have a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

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

BAPTIST CALVARY BAPTIST Pastor Bruce Donald (Fellowship Baptist) Landrigan at Edey St. 623-4863 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service 6:30 pm Evening Service Wednesday 7:00 pm Prayer & Bible Study

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

Sunday Mass Saturday 4:30 pm Sun. 8:30 am & 10:30 am “You are most welcome” Rev. Patrick M. Dobec Sr. Nancy Wilson Jean Anderchek 295 Albert St. 623-2282 www.saintjohnchrysostom.org

PRESBYTERIAN ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Milton A. Fraser B.A., M.Div. 613-623-5531 80 Daniel Street Arnprior, Ontario Morning Worship & Sunday School - 10:30 am Growing in Faith!

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RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ELGIN ST. BAPTIST CHURCH 63 Victoria St., 622-5929 (Baptist Convention of Ont. & Que.) 135 Elgin St., Arnprior Ont. K7S 1N9 Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Phone Messages 613-623-4494

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ANGLICAN PARISH OF ARNPRIOR EMMANUEL CHURCH 287 Harrington St (at Ottawa) 623-2554 Rev. Linda Hill Worship Services Holy Eucharist at 8 & 10 a.m. Sunday School & Supervised Nursery at 10 a.m.


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UOVMHL Midget House League Champs The Arnprior Packers Midget House League team came close to a perfect season at 18-0-2 and received a plaque for finishing in first place in the Upper Ottawa Valley Midget House League in the 2007-2008 season. Front row, left to right, Andrew Ryan, Davis Scheel (goalie) and Jordan Chevalier. Middle row, Ben Jones, Craig Ryan, Cole Young, Matt Van’tslot, Jesse Poole, Brad Fenton and Derek Cameron. Back row, Doug Heeney (trainer), Sebastien Bechamp, Dan Ryan (trainer), Michael Ledgerwood, Aaron Quimby, Kade Laventure, Scott Heeney and Kevin Ledgerwood (coach). Missing from the photo are Kyle Martin, Sean O’Brien (goalie), Chris O’Brien (assistant coach/ manager). Photo by TERRY BOLAND

Arnprior Bluefish excel in Kingston Members of the Arnprior Bluefish Swim Club were in fine form Feb. 13 at the Eastern Ontario Short Course championship in Kingston Senior swimmer Wesley Greig, who has been swimming with Arnprior and head coach Bette Rowe for 10 years, started breaking Arnprior records at the age of 11. Now, at 17, Greig took over two more records in the 400 and 1,500-metre freestyle. Greig is a team player, say Bluefish officials, and is doing very well in his swimming career. He is a great role model for our kids, says coach Rowe. He made finals at the Kingston competition and took home the gold medal in the 50-metre breast stroke event. Allison Hudson took the silver medal in girls 11/12 50-metre backstroke, along with other personal bests at the meet. Emma Cooper and Sandra Hudson made personal best times in 100metre freestyle. Another good swim came from Peter Vice in boys 13/14 50-metre backstroke and he made finals in the 50-metre freestyle.

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Team work on the ice We get by “With a Little Help from My Friends” featured some of the Arnprior Figure Skating Club youngest ice stars, who worked very hard to perfect their routine. The Variety Show on Ice was the annual fundraising event for the club at the Nick Smith Centre last Friday. The club raised more than $2,000 for programs and ice time. Event spokesperson Lori Presley welcomes all skating enthusiasts to get involved and join the club. Photo by TERRY BOLAND

Whitehawk winners The Arnprior Whitehawks travelled to Pembroke on Jan. 26 for a 16-team hockey tournament and went 3-0 in the round robin and 5-0 in total to capture the championship. At left, in the back row, from left are Mark Noonan (assistant coach), Andrew Hawel (assistant coach), Bill Cavers (trainer) and Barry Cape (coach). In the second row are Cassidy Murray, Devon Cavers, Mitchell Ross, Courtney Cape and Nicholas Ross. In the front row are Cole Craig, Brendan Cavanagh, Keiran Rouleau, Liam Hawel, Connor Noonan, Haleigh Cox and Mitchell Simmons. Goalie Georgia De Abreu is up front.

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By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Antoine Vermette doesn’t take offence when the Ottawa Senators ask him to use his talents for more than just scoring goals. Much as he’d like the opportunity to fill the net with greater frequency, the 25-year-old native of St-Agapit, Que., says he’s comfortable doing whatever it takes to contribute to the Senators’ overall success. “When you look at how the team is (set up), you have success a certain way and you definitely want to fit into a success-

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ful group,” Vermette said when asked about his role. “But on the other (side), you always want to improve yourself and have more responsibility. “All the guys here have been that way to get here. You push yourself to the limit to get the best out of (yourself). It’s great. We have a good team here and we’re having great success.” Perhaps Vermette’s biggest contribution in that area has been on specialty teams — specifically, on the penalty kill, where he and Chris Kelly form one of the National Hockey League’s most effective duos. But Vermette says it goes far beyond their play.

“It’s a team thing as well,” he said. “A lot of it is trusting each other. (Kelly) is a smart player and he knows where to go on the ice. We read each other pretty good. But you can’t put aside the fact we have two other guys on the ice with us most of the time. Chris Phillips and (Anton)Volchenkov, they’re doing a good job as well. And we have good goaltenders behind us. “I think it’s a mix… we’re doing a good job as team, including the coaches. It’s a group success.” That being said, Vermette surely wouldn’t mind if he were asked to turn his attention more toward the other end of the ice. “Absolutely. I never hide it,” Vermette said about the opportunity to score more goals. “You always want to maximize your potential or your capacity and you want to do the best that you

though I’m good at this, I want to emphasize it (even more) and get better at it.”

can. I used to have more of an offensive role when I was younger. I didn’t hide it. I liked it. But you want to fit into the right place and be (part of) a successful group.” For Vermette, that means constant work at bettering his game. “I always want to improve myself in every single part of the game,” he said. “I know that’s a very general answer but that’s what I’m looking at. Growing up, one of my assets was my speed and even now, I try to get stronger legs. In the summer time, I work really hard on that. So even

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Calling all locavores! Mark Feb. 17 on your calendar By LYNN JONES Ottawa River Institute This Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in Pembroke’s Marguerite Centre, an enthusiastic group will gather for the first annual general meeting of the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. If you are keen on fresh local food and want to support a vibrant local economy and environmentfriendly food system, or if you are just curious, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting grassroots shift toward local foods. The Ottawa Valley

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3 BEDROOM Apartment in Pakenham. Available March 1st. $950. utilities included. Call 613-6245413.

WATERFRONT on White Lake, 2 bedroom, ALWAYS CLEAN, MODreferences required, ERN Secure 1&2 BedINDUSTRIAL $800/month. 613-623- room apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parkCOMMERCIAL SPACE 5258 ing incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 6231000SQFT GROUND APARTMENTS 8537 after 6pm FLOOR COMMERCIAL FOR RENT SPACE, McGonigal St. Arnprior. Heated and air 1 BEDROOM APART- APARTMENT FOR conditioned. Available MENT, totally renovated, RENT. 1 bedroom, secimmediately, 2007. 613- all utilities included. No ond level apartment 622-7931. www.kingdon- pets. $600 per month. downtown Arnprior. $650 holdings.com Available April 1st. 613- per month. Heat, hydro COMMERCIAL SPACE 300-1500 SQUARE FT available. Call 613-6239651 Heated Units

COMMUNITY FACILITY SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Thinking of starting any one of the following, Daycare, Church group, Clinic, Learning Center? We have over 5000 sqft of space for rent, which is bright, clean, contains a private gymnasium, tables/chairs, bathrooms, lots of parking, fenced in outside area, open field, commercial fire alarm, and many more features. Centrally located, extremely reasonable rent. Please call 613-6234531

HOUSES FOR RENT AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, 3 Bedroom country home, near Renfrew, 5 minutes to Walmart. 6 appliances included. $950/month Negotiable +hydro & oil heat. References required. 613-623-4796. RENT TO OWN If you have a small down payment I have a nice home for you. Less than perfect credit ok. Call 877432-9946.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ROOM FOR RENT

ONE BEDROOM, INCLUDES heat, hydro, cable, parking, fridge, stove. Available immediately. Call Karen 613623-4138 (days) 613623-7439 (evenings)

FURNISHED, CLEAN, laundry, kitchen privileges, cable t.v. Close to downtown, $375/month. 613-623-9719 leave message.

PAKENHAM cozy 2 bedroom basement apartment. Includes fridge, stove and parking. $540/month plus hydro. First and last required. Available March 1. Call 613-624-5287.

Park View Apartments

& water included. Available immediately. 1 BEDROOM APART- Call 613-623-8361 MENTS for rent. Available immediately. FITZROY HARBOUR 2 All utilities included. bedroom apartment. Ap$545.00 & pliances & hot water in$625.00/month + deposcluded. $675/month. it. Call Martin 613-433Phone 819-647-5362 or 5967. 819-647-5512 or 819647-2659 1 BEDROOM, beautiful, equipped, one month free with year lease. MUST BE SEEN. Quiet, Non-smoking, pet free, 1 bedroom apartment. laundry on-site, hard- Stove, fridge, laundry fawood, renovated, se- cilities in building. Pricure, cable and express vate entrance, 2nd floor. vu ready. 613-296-4521 No smoking, no children, no pets. References reor 613-832-5559 quired. Available immediately. $575 + utilities. 1 LARGE, 1 BEDROOM 613-612-9247 apartment with large 613-623-7429 sundeck 18’x24’, first & last. includes fridge and stove, parking with plug NEWLY RENOVATED 2 in. Suitable for mature bedroom apartment. adults , no pets. Alicia New floors, laundry St. 613-623-2103 room, lots of cupboards, stove, fridge, heat, wa2 BEDROOM apartment. ter, parking, yard includAvailable immediately. ed. Very clean. Available $825.00 $710 plus hydro. Central immediately. Arnprior. First & last plus hydro 613-623-4306 months rent required. 613-623-9314 ONE BEDROOM 2nd floor apartment with 2 2 BEDROOM APART- appliances, 2 entrances, MENT. $750. All inclu- balcony and large sunksive. 613-622-0254 or en living room. Hot wa613-297-5143 ter, parking and appliances included. 2 BEDROOM APT 61 $590/month plus hydro. Sullivan Cres Available References and first and March 1 Includes heat, last required. Absolutely water, fridge, stove and mature and very quiet parking w/plugin Laun- persons need apply. dry on site $695/month 613-623-9243 or 613call 819-661-0638 601-1601

(across from the Hospital)

Applications being accepted from Mature Tenants 2nd floor unit (with elevator access) available. 2 bedrooms, covered balcony, car plug in, 5 appliances and air conditioning. No pets allowed.

Call

613-818-5807 to arrange for a showing

VENDING ROUTE DRIVER Working out of Arnprior, Established vending route. Physically fit dependable individual to fill vending machines. Clean driving and police record required. SHARED Monday to Friday days-full ACCOMMODATIONS time+benefits. Full training provided. This is a long ROOM AVAILABLE IN LARGE COUNTRY HOME term career opportunity. just outside Stittsville. All Reply to inclusive. $425/month. Valley Coffee and 613-299-5776 Food Services 80 McGonigal St. W., Arnprior ON K7S 1M3 email: valleycoffee@on.aibn.com

379 John St.

223-3220

HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS COURSE. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, GOLDEN RETRIEVER exams available. Wenda PUPS, Home raised vet Cochran, 613-256-2409. checked, 1st shots and dewormed. Well social- HUNTER SAFETY/Caized, $450.00. 623-9845. nadian Firearm Safety Cell 791-9845. Courses. Held through-

VEHICLES

REMOTE CAR STARTERS

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

PIANO TUNING AND REPAIRS (New & Used) and moving to all makes HUNTING of upright and grand pianos. Free estimates. PiaPAPINEAU’S no Man, Lionel Pauze FRANK Jerky Co. We will turn 613-278-2017 your wild game or beef into old fashion Jerky State of the art process, PETS all Jerky is vacuum packed. Pick up and deCKC REGISTERED livery service available. Black/Silver miniature Hot, mild available. Call Schnauzer pups. Vet 613-298-9323. checked, ready to go, $650.00. Male and feHUNTER SAFETY Camale, 22lbs max when nadian Firearms Course, full grown, non-shedArnprior, March 7, 8 and ding, non allergic, Ren9. Wenda Cochran 613frew. 613-432-8971. 256-2409.

MINIATURE AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD Puppies for sale. Vet checked, de-wormed, 1st shots, ready to go. PETE AND LOU’S FIRE- $400, home raised, 613PLACE AND BATH 333-1505. CENTRE in Arnprior. 1 piece tub special $699.00, tubs, toilets, WAGS & WHISKERS showers, whirlpools, fau- puppy Kindergarten, cets serving the Ottawa obedience, socialization, Valley for over 25 years, problem solving. Class 6 1 3 - 6 2 3 - 9 8 7 1 size limited. Call Tena or pandl@idirect.com Ian 613-623-6200. The Puppy Training Specialists!! 623-0328

VEHICLES

SECURE ONE bedroom, apartment for rent. $625 per month; plus utilities. Non Smoker. First and last month required. Laundry inside apartment. Ideal for Senior. Owner will install chairlift with signed 1 year lease. Call 613-622-5479 STUDIO, and 1 BEDROOM extended stay units in quiet modern building. Starting at $600 per month. New hardwood flooring, new kitchen, and appliances, full bath. Includes heat, hydro, cable, hot water, laundry facilities, parking, use of common room and some storage options. Now accepting applications for main floor seniors apartments. Viewing by appointment only. Renfrew Inn Suites 613-432-3636. TWO BEDROOM apartment, no children, no pets. Stove, fridge, parking. Suitable for mature adults only. First and last months rent. References. 613-623-6932

APARTMENTS WANTED MATURE WOMAN seeking quiet clean one bedroom apartment in Arnprior. With parking 613-623-9607

ARTFUL BODY SPA is getting busier and requires another hairstylist. Call Lana at 613-6239413

EXCITING & REWARDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Landscapers/Lawn Maintenance Positions Available: • Full time • Part-time • Students • Semi-retired seeking energetic, hard working persons Experience an asset • Monday through Friday with weekends off

Send resume to Clean Cut: P.O. Box 1777, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B4 or fax 613-831-6010

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FOR SALE

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FOR SALE

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION This is a seasonal position from April to November, however, dates could be flexible for students enrolled in a Turf Management Program. The responsibilities of this position include: • Coordinating daily maintenance along side the Superintendent; • Supervising the turf crew and implementing Greensmere’s Health & Safety Policy; • Fertilizing, spraying and irrigating; • Equipment operation and general course maintenance; and • Elements of golf course construction including irrigation installation and grow-in. The applicant must have at least 2 years experience in golf course maintenance including; • a valid Driver’s License; • an Ontario Pesticide License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days; and • a Chainsaw License or the ability to obtain one. Please submit your resumes by February 29th or direct any questions to Peter Asma at 613-859-6764. Greensmere Golf & Country Club Inc. 1717 Bear Hill Road, R.R. 2 Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 Or fax 613-839-7773 Or e-mail deb@greensmere.com

For Distribution, Circulation & Carrier inquiries 1•877•298•8288

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A division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

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To Place Your Classified Ad HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!! To assemble products, stuffing envelopes, mailing/processing circulars, on-line computer work available. Up to $1,500/week, no experience needed! Free information at www.JobsWorkConnection.com Reference 3-100.

OTTAWA’S LARGEST Landscaping Company pays $100-$500 DAILY for outdoor Summer work. Hiring honest, energetic individuals to fill our many Summer positions. Email: springmasters@hotmail. com

(613) 623-6571

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MECHANIC

For Eagle Creek Golf Club in Dunrobin You must have a strong working knowledge of small engines and hydraulics. You will be familiar with maintenance scheduling and record keeping with excellent writing and oral communications. You must provide a valid driver’s license and your own basic set of tools. Please forward Resumes to Derek Therrien. Fax: (613) 832-8233 or E-mail: dtherrien@clublink.ca

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Car Audio/Video & Security Installers You will be supported by an extensive training program sponsored by leadership coaches. We offer competitive compensation along with bonus potential, flexible benefits, and unparalleled opportunities for growth and advancement.

For more details and to apply, please contact Adam at: (613) 697-1398

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**SECURITY OFFICERS** No Experience Needed, FT/PT available. Call 613829-5555 for an interview. www.securityinstitute.ca

AZ DRIVER WANTED Full time positions. Cross border flatbed runs, three years OTR Experience, clean drivers abstract required. Call 613-623-6351

HOUSE CLEANING Company presently seeking supervisor-manager, full-time. Must have car. $11.00/hour + $250/month car allowances. 613-860-0436. Career and franchise opportunities available.

COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY Requires a local Satellite/ Telephone/ Network Installer. Some experience required, will provide training. Must have own vehicle. 1-800-565-0544

EXPERIENCE LOADER OPERATOR required, must be non-smoker. Apply in person 9-4 weekdays only. Nesbitt Aggregates Renfrew. 1766 Lochwinnoch Rd., Renfrew. 613-432-5764.

$$$ SECURITY GUARDS $$$ No Experience Needed. Full Training Offered 613-228-2813 www.ironhorsegroup.com

*SUPERINTENDENTS * PROJECT MANAGERS * *SURVEYORS * PROJECT COORDINATORS* *FIELD ENGINEERS* ESTIMATORS* PCL is looking for top-notch general contracting professionals! As a result of significant activity and growth in the Eastern Ontario construction market, PCL is offering the right construction professionals the opportunity for personal and professional growth in our dynamic organization. If you have experience working for a general contractor and are ready to take the next step in your construction career, you may be interested in joining our team. Gold Seal Certification and being bilingual in both French and English is considered a definite asset. At PCL, we are driven by the core values and principles that emphasize quality workmanship, timely project completion and cost-effective construction. We financially reward staff for their contribution to our success, and provide them with a supportive working environment that promotes personal growth. We’re looking for the “best of the best!” Please submit your resume to our website www.pcl.com or, fax your resume to the attention of Penny Dockrill, HR & PD Coordinator at 613-225-6176. Please indicate the position for which you would like to be considered. CL8327

Pacific Safety Products Inc. is an established industry leader in the design, production, distribution and sale of wearable armor and other safety products, serving the growing security and defense sector. The relocation of our headquarters from British Columbia to Ottawa has created a number of opportunities within our Finance team. Cost Accountant – File #0804 Reporting to the Controller, the Cost Accountant is responsible for analyzing monthly manufacturing costs against standards; preparing and analyzing cost of goods sold and gross margin reports; developing product/project costing systems as needed; performing month end cost accounting closing duties, including journal entries; analyzing inventory valuations and assisting with year-end physical inventory; as well as training staff on Misys at multiple Company locations and other projects as required. Senior Accountant –File #0809 Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for reconciling general ledger accounts and preparing/posting journal entries; reconciling sub-ledger to general ledger account balances, reconciling intercompany accounts; preparing foreign currency translation adjustments; maintaining and reconciling fixed asset schedules; posting monthly, quarterly and annual accruals; assisting Controller with budget to actual variance analysis; monitoring cash flow; providing guidance to A/R and A/P in procedures and account coding and assisting the Controller with other tasks as required. Qualifications: Successful candidates with have a Bachelor degree in business or related and working towards their designation (CMA, CGA, CA); 3-5 years related experience in a manufacturing environment with strong analytical and technical skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, ERP, Accpac/Misys is a definite asset. The incumbent should have experience with intercompany and multi currencies. Some travel is required. Pacific Safety Products offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To learn more, please visit us at www.pacsafety.com. To apply for either of these positions, please forward a copy of your resume to hr@pacsafety.com quoting the File number. …we bring everyday heroes home safely™ CL8291

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GENERAL HELP WANTED OFFICE ASSISTANT REQUIRED. Successful candidate will have experience answering phones, shipping, receiving, purchasing, inventory control, data entry. Must possess organizational skill and be able to work under tight deadlines. Fax resume to 613-622-5976.

COURSES

JANITORIAL COMPANY requires

EXPERIENCED HEAVY DUTY CLEANERS FOR RETAIL STORE CLEANING IN THE ARNPRIOR AREA ($9.00 plus per Hour) Call (between 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

613-727-0413 or fax resume 613-727-1392 CL8347

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Are you self-motivated? Do you have a Degree or Diploma in Journalism? Are you curious and like to do article research? Are you organized? Do you have a great sense of humour? Do you dislike people who punch the clock? Do you know anything about layout? Can you work under pressure? Are you pleasant, friendly and out-going? Are you a good typist? Are you a team player? Can you write press releases and backgrounders? We have just been given the task of publishing and producing a Canadian industry magazine, including ad sales and editorial content. We also write and produce three newsletters for national associations and act as the communications department for four area industries. If you can honestly answer “Yes” to at least 10 of the above questions and have newspaper or magazine editorial experience and if you are a non-smoker, then you might be the person we need. Mail, email or fax us your Résumé by February 19th. Megram Consulting Services Ltd., 3-247 Barr Street, Renfrew Ontario, K7V 1J6. Fax: 613-432-6840 and email megram@megram. com. Because we are consummate professionals, all submissions will be answered! CL8334

HELP WANTEDSales/Cashier & Retail Manager positions available, Arnprior area, full/part time. Wages depend on experience. Email resume to retail@look.ca

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING ...

GETS READ, GETS REMEMBERED, GETS RESULTS

PART TIME TELEPHONE help needed 2 3 evenings per week inviting prospects to seminars. Customer service experience an asset. Would suit a mature individual. Please send resume to: kay.paul@investorsgroup. com

INSIDE AD SALES Are you self-motivated? Do you enjoy using the telephone? Can you write? Are you organized? Do you have a great sense of humour? Do you dislike people who punch the clock? Do you know anything about layout? Can you work under pressure? Are you pleasant, friendly and out-going? Are you a good typist? Are you a team player? Do you like to learn new things? We have just been given the task of publishing and producing a Canadian industry magazine, including ad sales and editorial content. We are also responsible for all advertising on four magazine websites and we need to add to our team of full-time professionals. If you can honestly answer “Yes” to at least 10 of the above questions and have ad sales experience and if you are a non-smoker, then you might be the person we need. Mail, email or fax us your Résumé by February 19th. Megram Consulting Services Ltd., 3-247 Barr Street, Renfrew Ontario, K7V 1J6. Fax: 613-432-6840 and email megram@megram.com. Because we are consummate professionals, all submissions will be answered! CL8335

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Advertising Sales Representative – 1 Full-time

Paginator– 1 Casual Part-time

Department: Advertising Sales Representative Kemptville Job Summary: The Advertising Sales Representative is responsible for servicing and growing our existing clients and will increase sales revenue through new business development. This is an outside sales position Position Accountabilities: • Provide our valued customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and will play a key role in the overall success of our organization • The successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients and must be able to concurrently manage both sales and administrative processes • Prospect for new accounts including researching advertisers in competing publications and reviewing new businesses in the area • Create proposals for prospective advertisers through compelling business cases • Assist clients in ad designs and co-ordinate with Production dept • Negotiate rates with clients within acceptable guidelines • Attain and/or surpass sales targets • Address client concerns in a timely and professional manner Competencies, Skills and Experience Competencies: Action oriented, Drive for Results, Composure, Customer Focus, Creativity, Learning on the Fly, Time Management • Excellent product and industry knowledge • Superior customer service skills • Ability to build and develop effective relationships within the team and with clients • Strong sales, presentation and telephone skills • A proven history of achieving and surpassing sales targets, an unprecedented drive for results • Solid organizational skills and time management skills with the ability to multi-task • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment • Must be able to concurrently manage both sales and administrative responsibilities • A minimum of 2 yrs experience in advertising print sales preferred What we can offer: • We offer rewarding opportunities for development and advancement • Base salary plus commissions, unlimited earning potential, sales incentives & contests • Benefit Program, including pension plan and three weeks vacation per year We employ talented people who draw on a broad range of knowledge and experiences to support Ottawa Region Media Group’s mission, values and strategic objectives. If you have what it takes to compete-to-win, we want to hear from you! Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Nancy Gour no later than Friday February 29, 2008 to ngour@ metroland.com / Fax: 613-224-2265. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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A division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

GROUP

**BE ADVISED THAT NO ONE MAY ASK YOU FOR YOUR SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER UNLESS THEY ARE PAYING YOU TAXABLE INCOME OR YOU PAY TAXES TO THEM.

CAREER MINDED INDIVIDUALS NEEDED We have an opening for a full-time labourer/driver. The person we are seeking is self motivated, energetic, dependable with a strong preference for physical labour and must have an AZ or DZ licence; to learn the building moving trade. We are looking to train a person to become a team leader. Heavy equipment operator experience and bilingualism would be a definite asset. Please fax resume to 613-831-0240 or email to Vickie@ cdsmovers.com

GET PAID TO PARTY! Learn to bartend like the pros. BarPro Academy Professional Bartending School. Smartserve, 1st Aid, Speed & Flair included. Evening and weekend classes. www.barpro.ca 613-789-3232 WELDING CLASSES Welding made fast & easy. Small evening classes, hands on experience, learn cutting techniques, arc welding, M.I.G., and theory, certificate course, tax deductible. 432-7932.

GENERAL HELP WANTED

If you are an outgoing, service oriented individual with a professional attitude we welcome you to apply for the following positions for the upcoming golf season: • cooks, kitchen staff, servers • cleaning staff, gardener • pro shop assistants, driving range/cart pen maintenance, player’s assistants • course maintenance, assistant superintendent and night waterman - general equipment maintenance an asset. All positions are seasonal, full or part-time. Experience is an asset but not essential. Interviews start second week in March. Only those being considered for the positions will be contacted. 1717 Bear Hill Rd., R.R. 2 Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 Fax: 613-839-7773 E-mail: deb@greensmere.com

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Career Opportunity

Job Summary: Ottawa Region Media Group a Division of Metroland is currently seeking a Casual PT Paginator to assist in the layout of classified pages for several of our newspapers that cover the Ottawa and surrounding market. Major Accountabilities • Forecasting the number of classified pages required for specific publications • Paginate, Design and Layout of each classified page using an industry specific program in an ordered format that is both reader friendly and appealing. • Coordinate with multiple departments between offices. • Preparation of complete pages for pre press and web format in a timely fashion • Assist in maintaining and improving quality and production performance. Competencies/Skills and Experience Action Oriented • Composure • Creativity • Customer Focus • Drive for Results • Learning on the Fly •Time Management • Proficient in InDesign • Working Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat an asset • Ability to Multi Task • Team Player • Excellent keyboard skills • Excellent time management skills required in this deadline driven industry • Willingness to work flexible hours a must • Must be a motivated self starter • Experience in graphic design an asset • Pagination with newspaper layout an asset • Attention to detail Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Nancy Gour no later than Friday February 22, 2008 to ngour@metroland.com. Late submissions will not be accepted.

A division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

JANITORIAL POSITION AVAILABLE, Start Immediately, ft/pt. Must be able to work alone. Nights & weekends, must be dependable. Will train, knowledge of floor finishing a bonus. Good Wages. Apply to Box “I” c/o the Renfrew Mercury, 35 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew ON, K7V 4A8.

CAREERS

Department: Classified, Renfrew, ON

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INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Full-time, base salary, commissions, health benefits. An Ezipin Sales Representative loves to pursue new business with an insatiable appetite to win customers and gain loyalty. You will sell electronic prepaid solutions and services to merchants across Canada & the US. You will introduce Ezipin to independent and corporate accounts, set phone appointments, make product presentations, and close sales in accordance with Ezipin’s strategic sales plan. Must have proven sales experience. Fluent in English. French & other languages an asset. Please forward your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to: hr@ezipin.ca or fax (613) 831-6678.

GROUP

Circulation Representative 1 Full-Time, Distribution, Ottawa Job Summary: This position reports daily to the Regional Director of Circulation and Distribution for the Ottawa Region Media Group. Major Accountabilities: • Subscription Renewal letters. • Update Subscriber database and deposit payments. • Subscription Mailing – Statement of Mailing. • Subscription mail Sort. • Subscriber Complaints. • Circulation Audits. • Heritage Canada PAP Application Forms. • PRINT RUNS – maintain accurate circulation figures to determine press runs. • Work with Canada Post to ensure we are adhering to delivery guidelines in order to maintain timely delivery. • Monitor cancelations • Monitor the use of “free/complimentary” subscriptions. Competencies/Skills and Experience • Action Oriented • Composure • Customer Focus • Drive for Results • Creativity • Learning on the Fly • Time Management • Strong typing • Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills • Ability to deal with individuals at a senior level and work as part of a team. • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and cope with changing priorities. Qualifications: • Secondary School diploma or equivalent • Minimum 1+ years experience in an administrative support role Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Nancy Gour no later than Friday February 22, 2008 to ngour@metroland.com / Fax: 613-224-2265. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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A division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Career Opportunity

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Regional General Manager, Ottawa Region Media

Food & Beverage Service Operator

Reports to:

Duties & Responsibilities • Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objectives as well as maximize market potential in all business segments/divisions • Develop and execute aggressive sales and marketing strategies across all divisions, in a very competitive region, through existing leadership and staff • To assist the Regional Publisher in the management of the divisions to achieve the operating plan including financial, editorial, circulation and administrative budgets/plans by implementing management controls which monitor performance and by taking corrective action when area of non-performance is identified. • Assist the Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly identifies objectives, strategies, priorities and new innovative opportunities for each division • To maximize community and reader involvement through timely and accurate reporting of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards. • To monitor the distribution system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of company products and inserts • Identifies and develops new business opportunities to attain and exceed revenue targets • To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, associations, and through Division promotions and by participating in community events. • To ensure that all staffing levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and effective performance measures are assigned and employees are motivated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objectives utilizing sound management tools and practices • Promotes a cooperative and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency/effectiveness Qualifications/Competencies/Experience: Building Effective Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Directing Others * Innovation Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Political Savvy* Strategic Thinking • Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-production opportunities • Must be results oriented • Experience with and understanding of Metroland internet strategies • Strong and proven project management skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staff to motivate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. • Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representative of the divisions. • Strong knowledge of the Company’s products, services, circulation and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues • Creative and innovative thinker who can analyze and develop new solutions or approaches • 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) • College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Nancy Gour no later than Friday February 22, 2008 to ngour@metroland.com. Late submissions will not be accepted.

A division of Metroland Media Group Ltd.

GENERAL HELP WANTED

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GROUP

Responsibilities would include: * All Food & Beverages sold on the Golf Course * Maintain main floor lounge (Pub Food) * Menu & Bar for tournaments, weddings, catered events parties * Beverage cart on the golf course * ALL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED Forward resumé to gerry.pulcine@sympatico.ca or mail to Box 307 Arnprior.

EDUCATION HATE YOUR JOB? Train for a new one in LESS than 8 months! Personal Support Worker, Travel Counsellor, Paralegal, Pharmacy Technician, Dental/Medical Office Assistant, Accounting and Payroll. CALL TODAY 613-722-7811 www.4myaca.com Algonquin Careers Academy

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BRAESIDE GOODSTART DAYCARE, spaces available, part or fulltime, flexible times for start and pickup. Receipts provided. Call Susan 613-623-2462

Carriers Needed

IN TOWN AND RURAL Some routes may require a reliable vehicle. For more information and details please contact . . . karen.phillips@metroland.com 613-432-3655 ext. 49 or 1-800-884-9195 ext. 49 Metroland Media Group Ottawa Region

your computer needs Lowest Prices in the valley: Web: www.arnprior.webhop.net Email: patrickjfleury@gmail.com Phone: 613-623-0132

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ACCOUNTING, Bookkeeping, Payroll, GST, PST, WSIB. Personal & Corporate Tax Returns. Business Analysis. We specialize in Quickbooks, Simply and MYOB Conversion. Excellent References, Saturn Accounting Services Ltd. Woodlawn: 613832-4699 Arnprior: 613PROMOTE YOUR 623-5258 BUSINESS or Service to over 4 million adults in Ontario. Call today to book your classified BUILDING, RENOVATword ad in over 100 ING bring your blueprints community newspapers! for a free estimate for all Regional & Weekly your plumbing and heatpackages avail. (In- ing needs. See Pete cludes online). 416-493- and Lou’s Fireplace and 1300 ext. 237, 288, 276 Bath Centre 613-623advertising@metroland.com 9871 or pandl@idirect.com JOB AT HOME. $487.68 Weekly. Assemble Products, Mail or Computer Work. Free Details. www.TopJobReview.com write CHRJobs: 372 Rideau Street, #916, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G7 Ref# A15 1-800-3515120.

INCOME TAX EXPERIENCED, accurate and affordable. Call us for a free quote. Saturn Accounting Services Ltd. 55 John Street N. Arnprior 613-623-5258 Woodlawn 613-8324699

IMPROVEMENTS

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS - The Niagara Bridal Show is currently looking for exhibitors to showcase their unique products and/or services for the March Show. Contact Kelly Lemire at (905)688-2444 ext 252 for your information package.

COMING EVENTS

Maple Season is Here! OPEN DAILY Feb. 23-April 20 2 for 1 Meal & Aboriginal Performances Feb. 23 • Restaurant • Taffy • Games–Daily • Hayrides • Music • Face Painting on Sat. & Sun. CL8125

ISLAND VIEW RETIREMENT SUITES is holding a WALKING CLUB to raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Please join us at 10:00 am at the Arnprior Mall entrance near Pizza Pizza every Thursday for the month of February. You will receive a pledge sheet. Thank you for participating.

THERE WILL BE NO WASTE COLLECTION ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2008 COLLECTION FOR MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20TH, 2008 THERE ARE NO OTHER CHANGES TO THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Cheryl Grenier

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF JO-ANN LOUISE BAKER LATE OF THE VILLAGE OF WHITE LAKE IN THE COUNTY OF RENFREW, RETIRED TECHNICIAN, deceased.

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GARAGE SALES YARD SALES FLEA MARKET Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm 400 Calabogie Road Antiques, used furniture, handcrafted cabinets, oil lamps, gift ware, dinner sets, vanities, treadle machines, tables etc.

BIRTHDAYS

Happy 50th Birthday

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and others having claims against the above named deceased, who died on or about the 28th day of December, 2007, are required to file particulars thereof with the undersigned on or before the 17th day of March, 2008.

Donna Fraser, Estate Trustee By her solicitors: McNab, Stewart & Prince Barristers & Solicitors 117 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P8

Facial Waxing/ Ear Piercing Call for an appointment convenient 4 you!

VENDORS WANTED, “It is Easy Being Green!”. The myFM Home and Leisure Show 2008 at Renfrew’s M-A-C, April 11th, 12th, 13th. Contact April at 613-432-6936 or by email april.cappel@myfmradio.ca

Lloyd and Gail Cameron

DATED at Renfrew, Ontario this 6th day of February 2008.

Foils/Highlighting/ Perms

JAMIESON TRAVEL & TOURS: 2008 TOURS. Poland/Kaszuby: 14 days, New York City/Manhattan: 4 days, Prince Edward County/Kingston: 3 days, Alaska Land & Cruise: 12 days, Tadoussac/Saguenay, Quebec: 4 days, Newfoundland and East Coast: 14 days, Ireland: 14 days, Scotland: 10 days, Gaspe: 6 days, St. Jacob’s: 3 days, Branson: 9 days. Visit www.jamisontravel.com or call for a free catalogue of all our 2008 tours. 613-582-7011 and toll free 1-888-582-7012. Also, check out Art’s Travel Show each Wed. at 11:30 am on 98.7FM, CJHR.

ENJOY YOUR FAMILY!

AND TAKE NOTICE that after the last mentioned date the assets of the estate will be distributed to the persons entitled, having regard only to those claims of which notice shall have been received as aforesaid.

Hairstylist/Colour Technician

105 Vancourtland St. S. Arnprior

NOTICE

Pakenham

ST. MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH dance. Sat Feb 16th, 2008. Stewart Community Centre, Pakenham. Music by The Bowes Brothers, Silent Auction and Lite lunch. For more info. please call Tickets $12 available at Vickie or Susan at 613-622-0002 ROCKLANE CON- Nicholsons. STRUCTION Seniors receive 15% off your project this month. PaintPUBLIC NOTICES ing, tile work, chimney/fireplace repairs, minor renovations, windows doors, installed. McNAB BRAESIDE WASTE COLLECTION Free estimates. Rod Ellis 613-622-5657 FAMILY DAY

INCOME TAX RETURNS. Retired Revenue Canada Auditor with over 35 years experiTELEPHONE READING ence. Larry Pulcine 613or In Person. Accurate. 623-4444. Honest. Dependable. Grand Master Rollande. Your precise future. MORTGAGES & Coast-to-coast readings. LOANS 37 years experience. $$MONEY$$ CONSOLI- Visa and MC accepted. DATE DEBTS, mortgag- 819-684-6125. es to 100%, no income, bad credit OK! Ontariowide Financial CorporaWILL PICK UP & REtion 1-888-307-7799. MOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawnSERVICES tractors, snowblowers, etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose DISABILITY Towing. 613-797-2315, PRODUCTS BUY/SELL Stair lifts, 613-560-9042 Porch lifts, Bath Lifts, www.allpurpose.4-you.ca Scooters, Hospital Beds, etc. Call Silver Cross 613-231-3549 HOME

WEST CARLETON AREA ARNPRIOR AREA RENFREW AREA A variety of routes are available.

COMING EVENTS COMING EVENTS

- Is your computer slow? - Do you think you have a virus? - I can help with all

Arnprior Golf Club (Sand Point)

VP and Regional Publisher, Chris McWebb

Overview: The purpose of this position is to assist the V.P. & Regional Publisher of multiple divisions in the production of newspapers and additional products/services that properly reflect events and happenings in the community and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence.

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www.fultons.ca 613-256-3867

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

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ENGAGEMENTS

BIRTHDAYS

ENGAGEMENTS

WEDDINGS

Mail-room Assistant Supervisor

ENGAGEMENT

WATCH OUT!

Full-Time, Renfrew

Devon Mayhew is turning

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16 He will be driving a Real Car Now!!

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Happy 16th Birthday

HUNTER - MAHON Rodney and Mary Hunter of Arnprior are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Anne to Christopher Gordon, son of Ken and Lynne Mahon of Timmins. Wedding to take place spring 2008.

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LOVE — Mom, Dad and Adam BIRTHS

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May 5, 2007

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Conrad and Cadence would like to welcome their baby sister

Caylyn Kerrie Daze

Metroland Media Group and Star Media Group Ltd.

POSITION VACANCY Job Title: Department: Job Summary:

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Marry, Wendy, Patsy and Rick Fairfield

Logan Matthew Trudeau

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Proud grandparents are Barrie and Betty Tripp of Antrim and Tom and Lyla Trudeau of Arnprior.

Job Summary: Responsible for assisting the Mail-room Supervisor with all duties involving the efficient operation of the mail-room. In the event of the Mail-room supervisor’s absence this position effectively functions as Mail-room Supervisor and reports to the Plant Manager. Also responsible for performing the duties of the Distribution Booking Coordinator that are attached to the booking of flyers in the event of the Coordinator’s absence. This position reports to the Regional Distribution Director. Major Accountabilities: Full time mail-room supervisor duties when the supervisor is absent/reduced duties as assigned when the supervisor is present. Booking Coordinator duties attached to the booking of flyers are part-time when the Booking Coordinator is absent. Remaining time is spent in the mail-room. The full time duties to be performed due to the absence of the Mail-room Supervisor are as follows: • Compile Weekly Distribution Reports. • Access INCA to print Master Listings by Truck Number/Bundle sheets by Truck Number/Truck manifests-the mail-room package version/Truck manifests by job #/Global Booking Summaries. • Compile Insert Lists for eight Weekenders by cross-referencing truck master listings, truck manifests & spread sheets provided by the Booking Coordinator. Insert lists are intrinsic to the organization of the mail-room floor. • Communicate effectively with the Plant Manager/the Booking Coordinator/ the Shipper/Receiver/ the assistant mail-room floor supervisor/the late shift supervisor and the drivers to facilitate production with-in the mail-room in a timely manner. • Communicate effectively with the mail-room supervisor/staff handling the Tuesday paid papers to ensure timely and efficient handling of said papers. Communicate effectively with mail-room personnel prepping the mail labels & inter-office bundles. • Communicate effectively with the Regional Distribution Director/the Operations Supervisor of Distribution/the various Distribution Service Representatives and the Distribution Clerk ensuring all information supplied by them is acted upon. • Compile final numbers of flyers for eight Weekenders to forward to the Booking Coordinator. • Coordinate the handling of contract jobs printed in the press-room. • Prep bundle sheets, up-date markers for eight Weekenders, up-date spread sheets for the Tuesday paid paper. • Prepare the “Publications Mail” spread sheets for three Weekenders to forward to the personnel handling the Canada Post Statements of Mailing and who generates the mail-slips for the mail-room. • Sign off on the purchase receiving log assuring the correct flyers and amounts have been booked for the correct papers on the correct dates. • Ensure the completed inserted papers are placed in the proper areas for pick-up by drivers/carriers. Call any carriers who pick-up when their papers are ready. • Ensure orders for supplies for mail-room use are forwarded to the appropriate individuals to place said orders. • Be aware of and adhere to all Company policies regarding acceptable Internet, Electronic mail use and business conduct. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook available at www.metrolandhr.com The Successful candidate will be expected to learn the above duties, but when not performing them will function as a mail-room inserter.

Born on November 16, 2007

GRANNIE GAHAN

Career Opportunity

Systems Analyst – Desktop and Server Corporate IT Level 1-3 desktop support and Level 1 server support in Ottawa Region

Metroland/Star Media’s Group IT department has a full-time opening for a knowledgeable, energetic, technically skilled team member based mostly at the Nepean office location in Ottawa. Competencies/Skills and Experience: • Strong knowledge of Windows XP Pro • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook (2003+) • Strong knowledge and proficient in troubleshooting and resolving hard ware and software issues • Strong practical knowledge of Active Directory and user and computer administration in AD • AN\WAN TCP/IP configuration knowledge to work with network team • Ability to organize, schedule tasks and prioritize work, and work independently with minimal supervision • Strong interpersonal skills, phone and remote support, desk side hands-on support • Vehicle required • A+ Certification • MCP XP/2003 certification • Basic member server installation experience • 5-7 years IT workstation hands-on support experience • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience with both Dell desktop, laptop server hardware and clone systems Nice to have skills: • MCSA2000/2003 certification. MCSE • Experience in corporate standards and medium to large corporate environments Responsibilities Include: The incumbent will be responsible for computer support (level 1 to 3) for 150 workstations in 11 locations, as well as level 1 support for 25 servers and requires very good client facing skills as 85% of the activity will be dealing with user support issues. Extensive travel throughout Ottawa region is required. Position will be based 4 days in Nepean and 1 day in Renfrew. Weekend and off-peak work may be occasionally required (for emergencies or scheduled outages). The position is salaried with mileage and expense reimbursement. Metroland’s IT Group offers a fast-paced, friendly, diverse environment. Salary range is $45-55k depending on experience. apply by e-mail (attach PDF or list URL) with subject: ”Ottawa tech support” before Friday, February 15, 2008 to: itresumes@metroland.com. CL8172

The part-time duties to be performed due the absence of the Distribution Booking Coordinator are as follows: • Access INCA to book flyers according to purchase orders supplied by Sales Reps/ Corporate Reps. Create new accounts if necessary. Book by Route file if necessary. Explode on INCA to apply the bookings and create the Mail-room Package Summary. Access INCA to generate reports to be forwarded to the appropriate personnel. • Communicate effectively with the Shipper/Receiver and Mail-room Supervisors in Renfrew and at the Colonnade location to facilitate timely production in both mail-rooms. It will be necessary to fax information/e-mail/phone the Colonnade Supervisor to keep her aware of changes with-in the four papers managed there. • Communicate effectively with the Sales Reps/Advertisers, the Corporate Reps and Accounts Receivable ensuring the correct flyers & the correct amounts have been booked in the correct paper editions for the correct dates to be billed accordingly. • Communicate effectively with the Regional Distribution Director, the Operations Supervisor of Distribution and the Distribution Clerk ensuring all information supplied by them is acted upon in a timely manner. • Prepare spread-sheet generated reports and forward them to the appropriate personnel. • Prepare inter-office samples (of flyers), documents and direct them to the appropriate personnel to be distributed as necessary. • File the various reports and spread-sheets in the proper folders. Competencies/Skills and Experience: • Computer skills • Excellent communication skills • Excellent leader-ship skills • Ability to insert flyers/papers • Ability to work under deadlines and pressure • Attention to detail • Excellent time management skills Qualifications: • Experience handling flyers • Secondary School diploma or equivalent Please be advised that this is presently an internal posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to the attention of Dennis Girard/Audrey Fleury no later than Friday , February 22, 2007 to dennis.girard@metroland.com / Fax: 613-432-6689. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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Kurt and Christina Dewar We wish to thank everyone for such a special day!

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Celebrated our wedding on June 14, 2007

CARDS OF THANKS

CARDS OF THANKS

On the Occasion of our 60th Anniversary, we wish to thank our family, neighbours and friends for their gifts of flowers, phone calls, visits and many beautiful cards. Your love and friendship will always be cherished. Wishing God’s blessing on each one of you. ~Leonard & Doris Leeway~

Charles Ellis Hearn Expressing Sincere thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbours, and the White Ensign of Almonte for prayers, phone calls, sympathy cards, food and donations to the Arnprior Legion Br. #174, and for those who joined us for the Legion Memorial and the Service at Emmanuel Anglican Church, for the Late Charles Ellis Hearn, who passed on January, 2 2008. A special thanks to Father Bruce Ferguson and Reverend Linda Hill for a heart-warming service and their Spiritual Comfort. Thank you also to the ACW ladies for the lunch after the service.

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Everyone's support and compassion has helped immeasurably.

God Bless all.

IN MEMORIAMS

IN MEMORIAMS

IN MEMORIAMS

ARMSTRONG IN LOVING MEMORY of our Dear Parents Father: Allan Armstrong who passed away January 6, 2001 Mother: Lois Armstrong who passed away February 17, 2006

BILL BELFORD (57 years old) In Loving Memory of my dear husband who passed away February 17, 2007.

IN LOVING MEMORY of a wonderful Mother, Granny and Friend, Ruth McNeil, December 5, 1948 - February 15, 2004.

Often, I think of you, Bill and my heart is filled with pain, oh this earth would be heaven, if I could hear your voice again.

Those whom we love go out of sight But never out of mind; They are cherished in our hearts Of those they left behind. Loving and kind in all her ways, Upright and just in all of her days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories you left behind. What we would give to clasp her hand, Her happy face to see, To hear her voice and see her smile, That meant so much to me.

Your presence we miss Your memory we treasure Loving you always Forgetting you never. Love, Cliff, Bonnie, Angie, Crystal, Shirley, Bryan, Connor, Robyn, Hailey

Your memory lingers yet and forever. Sadly missed, All my love, Susan Family and Friends

Toss it, SELL IT.

Missed dearly by Brandi, Ron, Cassie and Chase Jones

Why send that lamp to the curb? Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every week. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

Arnprior Chronicle Arnprior Weekender West Carleton Review Weekender

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

THE AIM GROUP INC. Has immediate contract openings

Maintenance Technician • Millwright / Industrial Mechanic schooling / license or equivalent • 3-5 years experience conducting maintenance on machinery in an industrial environment • General machine shop knowledge (drilling, tap/die, measuring tools, etc) • Welding, milling machine, lathe • Hydraulics & pneumatics • Basic electrical / control system knowledge (circuits, sensors, etc.) • Positive attitude, good interpersonal skills & work habits • Ability to work shift-work (24/7 plant) To Apply: Fax or e-mail your resume to Human Resources at 613.592.9358 or hr.kanata@astenjohnson.com We appreciate all expressed interest in this position. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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• Seafood Clerk • Meals to go Clerk • Baker/Decorator • Deli Clerk • Night Crew Clerk • Grocery Clerk Please forward resume to: Todd Brown Brown’s Your Independent Grocer 1251 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville ON K2S 2E5 or Fax: 613-831-9271

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IN MEMORIAMS

IN LOVING MEMORY of a Wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Friend, Olive Jones, May 20 1941 - February 10, 2003.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARLEEN MCRAE (Lowe), a loving mother and Devoted Gramma who passed away on February 14, 2007. God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. A golden heart stopped beating, Hardworking hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. All our love always and forever, Tracy, Kylie, Cody

IN MEMORIAM

Elaine “Murff” Lockett Aug. 21, 1930 - Feb. 12, 2007

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Asten Johnson serves the paper industry as a manufacturer of paper machine clothing. We are now seeking an industrial millwright for our Kanata plant.

IN MEMORIAMS

Your last parting wish We would like to have heard And breathed in your ear Our last parting word Only those who have lost Are able to tell The pain in the heart At not saying farewell. However long our lives may last, Whatever lands we view, IN LOVING MEMORY OF Daniel Yuck who IN LOVING MEMORY Whatever joy or grief be passed away February 14, OF IRENE, who passed ours, We will always think of away February 15, 2007. 2006. you. Loving and kind in all his I do not forget, nor do I ways, Missed dearly by Ron, intend, Upright and just to the Brandi, Cassie and I think of you often, will end of his days, Chase Jones to the end; Sincere and kind in heart Forgotten by some you and mind, may be, What a beautiful memory In my memory you ever he left behind. will be.

ELECTRONICS CARLETON PLACE

WE HAVE IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Medium-sized machine shop in Arnprior looking for machinist/machine setter. Duties include set-up and running of CNC horizontal and vertical machining center and turning centers. Competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to Box 433 Arnprior, ON K7S 3L9.

IN MEMORY OF FRED FRASER EGGERSTEDT IN LOVING MEMORY of dear Parents and GrandA year has passed but your memory lingers on parents. in the hearts of your Earl January 18, 1983 Sally February 6, 2000 loved ones. As we drive along we re- Sweet memories will linger member you in the many forever trees you planted, even Time cannot change in our backyard where them its true the trees reach to heavYears that may come en where you rest. cannot sever Our loving remembrance Fondly remembered by of you. Helene Rita, Heather, Billie and Families

613-623-6571 ann.limlaw@metroland.com

Madeleine, his partner of 24 years, and family

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

IN MEMORIAMS

Lovingly remembered by Love, Jean and family your friend Esther

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

IN MEMORIAMS

for ELECTRONIC: * TECHNICIANS * TECHNOLOGISTS * OPERATORS / ASSEMBLERS Email: roelen@theaimgroup.ca Fax: 613-230-7183

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Carp Ridge Learning Centre 2386 Thomas Dolan Parkway Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 www.info@ecowellness.com

Position available for Program Coordinator A full time position developing health-related courses, workshops and other events for a local charity in West Carleton. Requires networking & consultation with other professionals, organizations and communities on a broad range of topics of benefit to all ages. Requirements include experience in creating and running programs in a team; post secondary degree or certification; a vehicle and valid driver’s license; passion for personal development, natural healing, the environment and living life in balance; willingness to work weekends and evenings; some writing and development of materials. For more information and/or to submit resumes: fax (613) 839-3909 or email info@ecowellness.com CL8368

Everywhere people would ask “How’s your Mum?” ...I will tell you now how she was and what she loved: - As a kid - Placed worms on the backdoor doorknobs and waited for the iceman, the mailman, the milkman, the maid, the butler, the... - To be pulled around Rockliffe from the back bumper of the Milk truck - To follow her father around, as she “was supposed to be a boy”. So she loved the things her father loved, and took on his zest for life and especially his ability to tell jokes - Murff loved to tell good jokes, especially racy ones!! “I got a joke for you” - To ride horses - As a teenager - training horses and teaching, at that time, Princess Beatrice how to ride a horse. Her grandfather, as head of the NCC, built Murff a bridle path for her riding pleasure. - Enjoyed the outdoor life - Fishing and hunting especially partridge! And then eating them! - To go canoeing, campfires and camping - Was a Brownie and Girl Guide and Gold Cord leader - Ran summer camp at Camp Wolsey for years - Loved to make pickles every fall with my grandfather - Really enjoyed reciting poetry - I mean long 1/2 hour poems! - Loved to Travel - Newfoundland, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, England, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, etc. - She loved to hear about far away places - She studied updated international maps to find out where places were - To watch the news and have political discussions/debates - Gummies and sour candies - Loved to get things on sale, especially at the grocery store - Enjoyed cooking, but eating was even better! Chocolate and ice cream was best of all! - Liked a good cocktail and a good Spanish coffee - Sitting cross-legged - To drink Timmy Hortons iced cappuccinos - Loved her children - Loved her friends - Loved people especially “down to earth and upbeat” people, that way she stayed young at heart - Loved dogs - Always wanted to see pictures of people or dogs, or both even best - Valued strong women - Loved the arts - fine art at the galleries, bluegrass music at the festivals and 100-500 year old books - Enjoyed ballet - sewed costumes for ballet and helped in ballet productions for years in Ottawa - Especially loved to be part of the Prior Players, taking pride in her work and being able to help in her own way, towards the success of a good play and taking great effort to put together a scrap book of their work!! (Interesting that her father and Grey Mason’s grandfather were best friends!!!) - To grow flowers - Mum was the “plant lady” at the hospital, as a Volunteer for years, working with Sandy Black and selling plants to raise money for the chronic unit residents Mum was blessed to have wonderful friends throughout her life and very thoughtful special caregivers - Dr. Vilis, Cindy Burns and Sharon Bolton. How much she loved you all. How much we loved Murff! How we miss our Valentine!! Love you always, xxoo Sheila (McBride) CL8360


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The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, The ache in my heart will always stay. Always remembered,

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Art

RUSSETT – SHARON IN LOVING MEMORY OF a beautiful Daughter and Sister January 7, 1986.

Eckford, Margaret Joy R.N.

MACDONALD, Alexander

SIMPSON, Ivan

May 6, 1927—February 9, 2008 ( RCN, Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior)

Leutenant, Ottawa Fire Service, Rural Division

Deep in our hearts there’s a picture More precious than silver or gold ‘Tis a picture of a dear daughter Whose memory will never grow old Just when your life was brightest Just when your years were best You were called from this world of sorrow To a home of eternal rest. Mom, Dad, Michele, Nicole and Christie

Sadly missed & Loved forever Mom, Lianne, Rob & Cole

ROBERTSON, James Cameron Calm and peaceful he is sleeping, Sweetest rest that follows pain; We who loved him sadly miss him, But trust in God to meet again. Wife Isabel and families Art, Joan, Dorothy, Ruth, Sharon and Ron. IN MEMORY OF MY LOVING WIFE Ruth McNeil I have lost my soul’s companion A life linked with my own And day by day, I miss her more As I walk through life alone. Love, Leo

In loving memory of a Dear Wife, Mother & Grandmother She has gone across the River To the shore of evergreen And we long to see her dear face But the river flows between. Someday, sometime, we shall see The face we loved so well. Someday we’ll clasp her loving hand And never say farewell.

Love, Gary and Family

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER

February 19, 2002 Beautiful memories Are wonderful things, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be given away. To some you may be forgotten, To others a part of the past But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will always last. LOVE — Charlotte & Family

Resting at The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior Where family and friends may pay their respects on Monday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. and after 12 noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be conducted in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 2: pm, interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery, in memoriams to the CNIB or Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” would be appreciated by her family.

Alex

Three yrs since we have seen your smile. Three yrs since we have felt your hugs. Three yrs since we have heard your voice Three yrs since you stood before us. You can shed tears that he is gone Or you can smile because he has lived You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that he’s left.

Peacefully in hospital at Arnprior while surrounded by loved ones on Saturday evening, February 9th, 2008. Ivan Simpson of Arnprior in his 80th year following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of the late Lucie Gagnon (June 19th, 1996). Dearly loved and proud father of Robert (Brenda) and Bernice Strong (Robert), both of Arnprior; Susan (Larry Charbonneau) of Ottawa, Sylvia Sweet (Gary) and Ivan Jr., both of Arnprior, Richard of Ottawa and Ronald of Arnprior. Cherished “Grampa” of Nancy, Matt, Chad, Robert, Ryan, Leanne and “Great-Grampa” of Kyle, Marissa, Tyler, Owen, Hayden, Lauren, Brett, Gillian and Braxton. Predeceased by his 2 brothers and 9 sisters. Ivan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving friend, Lena Aubé. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday followed by interment at the Malloch Road Cemetery in Arnprior. For those wishing, a donation made to L’Arche Arnprior or the Renfrew County Association for Community Living would be appreciated by the Simpson families.

Peacefully on Saturday, February 9th, 2008 at age 62, surrounded by his family, following a valiant fight against leukemia. Alex Dell MacDonald of Carp, ON. Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Linda (nee Rumbolt) MacDonald. Beloved father of Chris MacDonald of Halifax and Sue MacDonald of Kanata. Dear brother of Myrna MacDonald Lowry (Keith) of Eaton Corner, QC. Predeceased by his parents Murdo and Joyce (nee McLeod) MacDonald of Sherbrooke, QC. Dear son-in-law of Mavis (Nee Cuthbertson) Rumbolt and brother-in-law of Barry Rumbolt, both of Cowansville, QC. Also survived by his loving aunts and uncles: Mac MacDonald (Isobel), Marjorie MacDonald, Helen MacDonald, Mac McLeod, Vera Armstrong (Gerry), Florence Cuthbertson and Mary Cuthbertson. Will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a wonderful circle of friends and fellow musicians. A devoted volunteer firefighter, he will be missed by his fellow firefighters in the Ottawa Fire Service. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Ottawa General Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion during his 5-month battle. Friends may call at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington Street, Carp, Ontario on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Carp on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Huntley Volunteer Firefighters’ Association, P.O. Box 247, Carp, ON K0A 1L0 or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

Irene Thomlison

February 18, 1984 - February 21, 2005

LEITCH, Mervyn

Joy passed away in The Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Saturday evening. Joy Ecford of Arnprior in her 81st year, daughter of the late Glen and Mildred (Fulton) Eckford, dear sister of Donald (Shirley) Eckford of Arnprior, dear aunt of Valerie (Ken) Levesque, Jill (Wayne) Butt, Steven Eckford and Robin (Jeff) Brown, great aunt of Quentin, Lance (Sarah), Jennie, Brett, Jamie and Emily

Condolences / Tributes at HYPERLINK www.boycefuneralhome.ca www. boycefuneralhome.ca

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In loving memory of my dear Wife BEV GRIFFITH who passed away February 18, 2006

In loving memory of a Cherished daughter, sister & aunt who passed away February 18, 2006. Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We try to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. The special years will not return When we are all together. But with the love within our hearts You walk with us forever.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

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Love always, Kelly

Griffith, Bev

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

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If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me Place them in my Mother’s arms And tell her they’re from me Tell her I love her and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday But there’s an ache within my heart Because I’m missing her today Until we meet again at the top of the stairway to heaven.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

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LAMORIE, Agnes (Serving Sister of St. John’s) Peacefully in hospital at Arnprior on Sunday afternoon, February 10th, 2008. Agnes Murray Lamorie (Nee Burnett) of Arnprior (Sandy Hook) at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Francis “Fritz” Lamorie. Dearly loved mother of Joe Lamorie (and his wife Noreen) of Braeside, David Lamorie and Shona Burnette (Emerson Kopetoske), both of Arnprior. Cherished and proud “Nanny” of Kerey Barr (Alan), Jason Lamorie, Robyn Lamorie, Gen LamorieWallace (Steve), Stephen Lamorie (and his wife Charlie MacDowall) and Katie Langley (David) . Agnes was predeceased by her 7 brothers and 5 sisters; all formerly of Scotland. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Wednesday afternoon, February 13th at 2 o’clock. Interment will follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery in Arnprior. In memory of Agnes, a donation made to the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Suddenly but peacefully at Arnprior on Ash Wednesday, February 6th, 2008. Mary Rita Nugent of The Arnprior Villa at the age of 87 years. Dear daughter of the late James Lunney and the late Mary Ryan. Beloved wife of the late John Nugent (June 1st, 2006). Cherished mother of Mary Catherine Riopelle (Monty) of Perth, Michael of Arnprior, Patti McLean (Peter) also of Arnprior and Jim (Salma) of Jakarta, Indonesia. Treasured “Nana” of Mark Riopelle (Ann), Jocelyne Riopelle, Jessica Nugent, Ian and Margaret McLean and Ooways Nugent. Dearly loved sister of Clare McInnes (late Jack) of London , Hugh (Mary) of Arnprior, Rev. William “Bill” Lunney of Ottawa, Alphonse (Marlyn) of Pakenham, Msgr. Leonard Lunney of Ottawa, Bernadette Lunney (Bob Hilyer) of Ottawa and Lawrence (Francine) of Almonte. Predeceased by 2 brothers; Edmund (Bev of Renfrew) and James (Doris of Arnprior). Special friend and sister-in-law of Margaret Teevens (late Gervais) of The Arnprior Villa. Rita will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law, Mary Alice Nugent (late Wilfred) of Ottawa; the Lunney and Nugent families as well as countless friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 12:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Monday afternoon, February 11th at 2:30. Spring interment St. Peter Celestine Parish Cemetery (Indian Hill), Pakenham. In memory of Rita, donations to The Grove Nursing Home or the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Members of the CWL Arnprior and the Knights of Columbus, Council 2082, Arnprior will assemble at the funeral home for prayers on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

McKIE, Opal (nee Murdoch) Passed away peacefully in Florida on Thursday, February 7, 2008 in her 88th year. She was the Matriarch of the McKie family and has joined her beloved husband the late James McKie. The loved mother of Ian (Joan), Ottawa, Sandra, Senneville, QC and Sheila Post, Coral Springs FL. Loving nana to Joshua (Val), Kelly McKieGrenier (Marc), Jed, Tara Hansen (James), Megan, Tyler and Morgan. Great nana to Kai, Zane, Luc, Sydney and Jaymes. She will be greatly missed by her sister Muriel Rushak, Brantford. She also leaves behind her much loved nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel St. N., Arnprior, ON, Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate her life. CL8312 CL8304

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Pets in their later years need grooming, too All too often I hear the same story: ‘My pet is too old for a grooming, he or she could never endure the grooming process.’ Never has a comment been so wrong! Should senior pets be groomed? Do 60-or-70- yearold humans groom them selves on a daily basis? So should our pets. Unless your pet is immobile there is no excuse not to have them groomed. Nothing feels better than a great bath and the removal of mats or thick undercoat. I think that the argument ‘my pet could not endure a day at the spa’ is ridiculous since having a thick coat that is not kept in an optimal condition is probably more detrimental to your pet and its health than a day at the spa. The problem with older medium-to-long-haired

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with will-knots or clingons and you all know what I mean — how uncomfortable is that? When your senior pet comes in from a potty break wash their back ends with a warm wash cloth. This will ensure they are kept clean in between groomings. Cling-ons are not only uncomfortable they are smelly and contain bacteria. I have had to literally shave back ends to remove hardened feces and urine that had become stuck to them over time. The only reason that is difficult for a senior pet to be groomed is because instead of having regular grooming sessions every three months many senior pets come in for a grooming once every year and at that point any dog or cat would find it hard to be on a grooming table all day. As your pet ages it

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becomes more and more difficult for them to self groom. It is no fun for pet and groomer alike to endure having to remove a year old, dirty, matted coat. One of many misconceptions about grooming ‘I’ll groom my dog when it gets a little warmer’ is ridiculous especially for senior pets. As I have written in the past, a badly matted coat is no better or warmer than no coat at all. Once you apply any type of moisture to the coat such as rain, snow or a bath without first removing the undercoat you will inevitably mat the coat even more. Senior pets can become confused or disorientated, they may have a loss of sight or hearing, they may have the need to urinate or defecate frequently, they may drink more often and

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Mary Cook the United States. I have always had butterflies in my stomach when coming face to face with bordercrossing guards. I feel like I have “crook” written all over my face. This man was all smiles, asked us where we were heading, and when we said to see our grandson’s hockey game in Potsdam, he asked who he played for. “Well, they won last night you know. Great team. Do you know how to get there?” he asked. He came out of the little booth, pointed to a sign down the road, told us where to turn, what landmarks to look for, wished us a safe trip, and hoped our team won. Arriving at the university, we were met with the

same courtesy. A young man on a snow plow pointed us to the proper parking lot where we would be closest to the arena, two young students jumped aside while holding the door open for us, and because our grandson was playing, complimentary tickets were waiting for us. We met the same warm and friendly students running the cafeteria. Because of my food allergies, the young lady steered me away from certain dishes, and suggested others. The place was packed, but this young lady made us feel like we were the only people in the place. Now, for the coincidence part. Sitting at the next table were about eight people from Renfrew. One young girl turned out to be the granddaughter of my very dear friend Velma to whom I often refer when writing about the Northcote School. At another table, sat six people from Carleton Place. We were face to face with people from the Valley, many miles from home. The arena at the university is huge. We had ice surface seats, but of course, the very first time

Brock hit the boards, I was out of there. And I spent the rest of the evening in the lobby. Sadly, I wasn’t in the arena when Wally won the 50/50 draw, and came home with $553 in American funds. When it was time to head home, it was late at night, and as the border loomed before us, Wally and I recalled how pleasant and helpful the American guard was. We expected the same treatment from

the Canadians. A word of advice: don’t try to make small talk to a Canadian guard at the border. The sour face that looked back at us, growled out the obligatory questions, scanned the passports, looked like he doubted us when we said we had no cigarettes or alcohol, and just nodded to go on our way. No “hello.” No “have a safe trip.” What a difference between the American

613-623-4284 Terry Stavenow Associate Broker

E-mail: t.stavenow@bellnet.ca GREAT FAMILY HOME Well maintained and updated 3 or 4 Br. Home, walk out level to private back yard, cosy gas fire place ready for your private viewing, 95% Bank Financing available at $991/ month. Call Terry.

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TheShire Shire -- $229,900 $233,900 The 42 Stonehaven Way 1295 SqFt 42 Stonehaven Way Bungalow Home with 2

SOLD 3 BEDROOM HOME with attached 1 bedrm apartment. Walk to schools, playground park beach, church and shopping. Large eat-in kitchen, 2 pce bath/laundry combo, goodsized liv rm, plus den on main level. 3 bedrm & 3 pce bath on 2nd level. 1 bedrm apt. has good-sized liv rm & access to back yd deck, laundry hook-up in kitchen, 1 pce bath off kitchen, bath on 2nd level. $

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LOCATED IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE of Arnprior. Main floor Hair Salon - vacant. Mixed use commercial to run business of choice. Beautiful large open concept 2nd level apartment. Oak kitchen, new click flooring, 2 bedrooms. Live and run your business all in one spot. $

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RETIRE BY THE LAKE This well-maintained 2 Br. modular has some excellent upgrades including windows and flooring. Econommical living on leased land. Year-round living that is less than rent. $109,900. Call Terry for all details.

TREED BUILDING LOT AT CROWN POINT READY FOR SPRING $44,900 CALL TERRY

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OTTAWA RIVER EXCULSIVE 3 or 4 Br. sand beach oversized lot, formal Dr. and Sunken LR. Every extra you can think of. Call Terry for your private viewing. $649,000 View on line MLS#682269

3 BR. BUNGALOW 55 THIRD AVE. ARNPRIOR. Well-maintained with recent upgrades, ceramics in Bath, floor finishing, paint and furnace. Call Terry for your private viewing. $159,900

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and Canadian receptions we had at the border. All in all, it was a great trip. The Americans were friendly, the food was good, I got to see my grandson, and met some Valley people, and Wally had a wad of American bills in his pocket. Those were all pluses. The only down side, was the Canadian ‘welcoming’ us back home. Well, I guess, five out of six ain’t bad.

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Watching our oldest grandson play hockey has always for me, been a challenge in endurance. When he was younger (he is now 20), the few times I was brave enough to go to watch one of his games, if someone from the opposing team laid a finger on him, I was ready to climb over the boards. And I wasn’t above screaming out mild oaths to the referee too. No, watching him being pounded against the boards, getting what in my estimation was a grossly unfair penalty, did nothing for my blood pressure. And so, most games I opted to sit in the lobby of the arena, and occasionally peek into the doors to see what the score was. Now that Brock is on a hockey scholarship at an American university, Wally thought when one of his games was within driving distance from our home, we should go. And so, two weeks ago we headed out to Potsdam, N.Y. Now, this piece is not really about hockey. It’s really about coincidences and people. Allow me to start with the “people” first. It has been years since I crossed the border into

SEARS DEALER STORE. Own your future.All products & stock supplied free by Sears including shipping and signage at storefront. Commissions paid on floor stock & catalogue sales. Low overhead, no high cost inventories. Call listing agent for more details. $

149,000

1295 SqFt Bungalow Home with bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Brick 2 Bedrooms, Bathrooms Front, Vaulted 2Ceiling, Main Floor Laundry, Round Corners, Brick Front, Vaulted Ceiling, Main Gas Fireplace Large Trim, Floor Laundry,and Round Corners, Hardwood andand Ceramic Gas Fireplace, Large Tile. Trim

The Waterford Waterford - -$235,400 The $233,400 6 Stonehaven Way 6 Stonehaven Way

1388 SqFt Bungalow Home with 3 1388 SqFt Bungalow Home with Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms, Brick 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Front, Vaulted Ceiling, Round Brick Front, Vaulted Ceiling in Corners, Gas Fireplace, Large Living/Dining Room, Round Corners Trim, Hardwood and Ceramic Tile. Gas Fireplace, Large Trim

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2+1 BEDRM BUNGALOW on 9 acres within 15 min. of town. Open concept, maple kitchen, huge bright living room with airtight woodstove. Attached, insulated 2 car garage, nice deck. 2 bay drive shed can convert to stable. $

289,900

COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN ARNPRIOR (current lion’s Club Hall). Open concept, 2 washrooms, parking at side of building & at street front. loads of potential. Rooftop gas heating & central air. Blueprints of building available. Working kitchen & bar area. $

199,500

1180 SQ. FT. charming bungalow. 3+1 bdrms, open concept, large eatin kit. with oak cabinets, fenced yard. Master bedrm has large 2-pce ensuite bath. Full bsmnt has rec rm, corner gas fireplace, workshop, play area or games rm. $

219,500

4 BEDROOM, 3 baths, main floor family room, gas heat, central air, pool, deck & patio area, balcony & ensuite bath off master bedroom, formal dining room, 2 car attached garage, landscaped lot, paved drive. $

269,900

GREAT STARTER Walk to schools, shopping mall & playgrounds. 3 Bedrooms, finished basement, upgraded windows, newer roof, open kitchen/dining area, large deck plus cedar privacy fence. $

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The Bostonain - $224,900 21 Stonehaven Way The Bostonain - $219,400 1375 SqFt Two-Story Home with 21 Stonehaven Way

3 Bedrooms & 1 1/2 Bathrooms, 1375 SqFt Two-Story Home with Covered Front Porch, Main Floor 3 Bedrooms & 1 ½ Corners, Bathrooms Laundry, Round Gas Covered Front Porch, Main Floor Fireplace, Large Trim, Hardwood Laundry, Corners and Round Ceramic Tile. Gas Fireplace, Large Trim

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Marlene McRoberts Let’s assume a return of seven per cent per year. In both cases, the total contributions are the same. However, the 25-yearold will have accumulated almost $1,000,000 at age 65 while the 45-year-old will have accumulated slightly over $400,000. That’s a difference of almost $600,000. In a similar way, with contributions at the start of each tax year, you’ll get compounding working harder for you than if you make your contributions at the end of the year. A contribution of $5,000 every January that earns eight per cent annually would give you almost $1,400,000 at the end of 40 years. If you make the same $5,000 contribution each December at the same eight percentage rate of return, you would accumulate nearly $1,300,000 after 40 years - about $100,000 less than if you were quick off the mark each year. Making an early contribution is not that different than putting in a lump sum later in the year. You just have to change your financial management to

ensure you have the money available at the beginning of the tax year instead of waiting until closer to the contribution deadline. If, for whatever reason, you can’t make your full RRSP contribution early, another option is a preauthorized contribution (PAC) plan. While a systematic investment plan does not assure a profit nor protect against a loss in declining markets, it does allow you to invest regularly during the year, with a specified amount automatically

withdrawn from your bank account and invested in your RRSP. Make sure you speak with your financial advisor* to come up with a plan that works for you.

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This article was provided by Marlene McRoberts, financial advisor at the Arnprior office of the investment services firm Edward Jones. Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Marlene can be reached at 613-6234030 or 1-888-723-8292.

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Whether it’s a child’s science project or an adult making a major presentation at work, it’s common for many of us to wait until the last minute before taking action. We’re prompted only by the urgency of a firm deadline. In the case of making a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution for the 2007 tax year, many Canadians will also procrastinate - waiting until just before the February 29 deadline. If you’re one of those people, it’s probably a good idea to get into a different habit. For this year, try doubling up to make your contributions before February 29 for both 2007 and 2008. And for next year and every year after that, continue to make a contribution early each year - but ensuring it’s for the current taxation year, not to beat the deadline for the previous one. The difference to your long-term savings can be very significant. It’s all about the effects of compounding. The concept is similar to why it’s a big advantage to begin contributing to an RRSP at as young an age as possible. While it’s never too late to start saving for retirement — whether you’re in your twenties or your fifties — consider the difference between an investment of $5,000 per year starting at age 25 and lasting 40 years compared to contributing $10,000 per year for 20 years beginning at age 45.

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12 CHARLES ST. DELUXE ACCOMMODATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE — 2 bedroom spacious condo – completely redone interior – 3 appliances – gas heat – c/air. Call Helen @ 613-432-3711 or 613-432-0058.

774 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay Waterfront Updated 4 bedrm home on the beach along the Ottawa River with breathtaking mountainview, 70’ x 150’ lot, renovated kitchen & bathrms, hardwood on main level, laminate upstairs, huge deck, full basement, oil heat. Find paradise close to the city here! $374,900

Dunrobin – 100 acre parcel with Constance Creek running through accessed by unopened road allowance near Dunrobin Springs/Dunrobin Lake subdivision. Most of property zoned environmental protected with some high land on both sides of creek. $149,900

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16 CHARLES ST. COMPLETELY REDONE 2 BR CONDO — Deck at rear – hardwood & ceramic – savvy neutral shades – outstanding kitchen – c/air – gas heat – 3 appliances. Call Helen @ 613-432-3711 or 613-432-0058. AW-36 189270

103 Kerry Hill Cres., Kerscott Hts., Dunrobin Executive 3 bedrm Victorian home in an upscale neighbourhood on a pretty 1.98 acre lot in Kerscott Heights, hardwd flrs, main flr famrm, main flr laundry, ceramic kitchen, baths & entrance, fireplace, 5 pce ensuite, 2 car garage List price $379,900

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COUNTRY SET HOME Mins from Renfrew or Arnprior. 3 +1 BDRM,, 2 bath home. MLS#667625, $214,900 Call Sheila 558-SELL.

CALABOGIE LAKE RESORT Over 500 feet of lakefront, home on water, two chalets, several cabins plus 11 unit motel with apartment. Continuous business for over 55 years. 4 SEASON BUSINESS. CLOSE TO SKI HILLS. Call June Laplaunte 613-623-7922

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1.5 ACRES, 175 feet frontage on 3 Mile Bay, SW exposure. Home built 2004, sits 33 feet from beachfront. STUNNING. MLS#683804. $535,000. Call Sheila 558-SELL.

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WATERFRONT HOME or A GREAT GET AWAY ON WABA CREEK 3 plus bedroom on a spectacular lot in Village of White Lake. Steps away from public beach. Large garage & workshops & gazebo by the water. Many upgrades. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to own a peace of heaven. Call Shirley Kelly to view 613-623-6259

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SAT. FEB. 16 2 – 4 PM and SUN. FEB. 17 11 – 1 PM 105 NEILSON STREET GET READY FOR THE SUMMER - steps to Ottawa River. Large lot, oversized garage, new kitchen and bath, gas fireplace. $159,900. MLS#669981. Call June Laplaunte 613-623-7922 BETTER NESTING Not downsizing. Just want Better for your 2nd home ownership? Come & see this beautiful waterfront home situated on the open channel of WHITE LAKE. 4 BR’s; 3 Bathrooms; Family Room Loft. Full Basement. Beautiful place to retire to or to have as a 2nd home. $599,000 Call Sharon Enright for a private viewing.

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Bill Dunlop, Broker of Record 613-623-4032

I have 2 - 2 acre lots on Mill Rdge Drive in McNab Twp. Close to McNab Public School. Call Cliff 613-868-2659 $59,900

2 COMMERCIAL LOTS ON JACKSON LANE. Call Cliff 613-868-2659

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SAT. FEB. 16, 3 - 4:30 PM SUN. FEB. 17, 2-4 PM 5337 UPPER DWYER HILL RD. (across from the Madawaska Golf Course) Newly renovated all-brick bungalow on 1 acre lot on th edge of town. Features 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, huge family room, large deck, fireplace, workshop 16’x20’, 5 appliances included. Asking $258,900. Call Monica for details. MLS#685243

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190 ELGIN ST. 2 Bedroom Condo close to all amenities. Comes with all appliances. What a great opportunity for investment. MLS#677625. Call Cheryl.

LOTS COBDEN 7 John St., serviced MLS# 677964 $19,900

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LOGGERS WAY, GALETTA JUST FOR YOU. 3+1 bedroom hiranch on the fringe of the city. All activities at your doorstep. Walk-out basement. Decks, fireplace, workshop. 1.78 acres. $234,900 Call Cheryl. MLS#684300

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LOTS, LOTS, and more lots. Calabogie road (2). Loggers Way,Poplar Way. 2 SOLD, 1 to go Call Cliff 613-868-2659.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 16 1 - 2:30 PM 211 BELL STREET Great starter or investment. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home close to schools & downtown. Spacious rooms, good-sized yard. MLS#682687. $159,500 Call Monica.

BURNSTOWN AREA 4 bedroom bungalow close to skiing. Halfway between Renfrew & Arnprior. Very secluded with pool, hot-tub. Many upgrades, finished lower level. MLS#682053.

Call Cheryl.

MLS#682687 $159,500 OFFERS! IMMEDIATE POSSESSION!

104 MCLAUGHLIN ST. Bungalow, key location, finished basement. Fully fenced lot. MLS#677511. Only $258,900. Call Jenn

BUILD HERE Elgin Street West Mixed Use Commercial Building Lot, 55’ x 125’ in downtown Arnprior Contact Mike or Donna Defalco 613-623-2602 613-623-7303

27053 HWY 41 55 acres, two plus one bedroom newer home, walkout lower level, approx 30 minutes from Renfrew. Call Cliff 613-868-2659. MLS#675900 $199,900

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233 HEADPOND RD. Peace & tranquility. Beautiful Home Farm and Waterfront Hideaway all in one. OVER 1 MILE OF SHORELINE. View tour www.thedefalcos.ca MLS#664878 & 664881. Contact Mike & Donna Defalco for full details. 613-623-2602.

1289 BAYVIEW 4 bedroom home with great attached garage workshop, huge lot. 2 beds up & 2 beds down. Would serve many different family situations. Full bath on both levels. Must see.MLS#675208 $229,900. Call Cliff 613-868-2659

GREAT VIEW of the Ottawa River from this 2+ bedroom home in Braeside. Large detached garage. Private, mature yard with pool, gazebo & perennial gardens. Available for immediate occupancy. MLS#683579 $199,900 Call Monica. 0 90 4, 8 $1

3+ BEDROOMS with 2 baths, mn floor laundry, gas heat, central air, convenient location close to all amenities.

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NEW LISTING 3 Bedroom town home. Within walking distance to all amenities. Lovely back yard with double decks. Finished lower level. 2 Baths. Gas heat, central air, s/c garage. Call Cheryl. L/ IA L NT CIA E R D SI ME RE OM C

Either way this home is a pleasure to show. 2 baths, gleaming hardwood floors, gas f.p. and private rear yard. MLS#685090. NEW PRICE $194,900.

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Call Jenn for details.

EN E OPOUS H SUN. FEB. 17, 2:30 - 4 PM 9 OLD ORCHARD LANE Boat Docking on property, sand beach for subdivision, attractive 2 storey Tudor-style home. Superior 1.79 acres private hideaway. Offered at $459,900. MLS#673516. Call Mike & Donna Defalco, 613-623-2602

NEWER BUNGALOW 193 ACRES 2 detached garages, barn, hunt camp and sand pit are some of the great features of this home. MLS#684111 $359,900. Lanark Highlands Call Cliff, 613-868-2659

LOTS FOR SALE 2 Building lots availble in McNab Township on Bandy Road. 8.28 acres & 6.35 acres. Your choice. $64,500 each lot MLS#677167 & MLS#677161 Call Monica.

Attention Home Owners This is the time to list your home if you want it sold in the Best Market. Call Cheryl now for a

Free Professional Market Evaulation of your home.

613-623-9222 / 613-623-7303 W G NE TIN S LI SEVENTH AVE., ARNPRIOR Well-laid out 3+1 bedroom raised bungalow with 1 1/2 baths, central air, large rec room with a wood stove, f.p. in the l.r. Fenced back yard. All within walking distance of the Ottawa River. MLS#685079, $209,900

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SAND POINT Quaint brick church circa 1875 renovated into a 2 bedroom home with upgraded windows & 4 pce bath. Woodstove in l.r. Very affordable. MLS#678940 $124,900

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50 MADAWASKA ST. Available immediately. 2 Bedroom Apt. Hair Salon for rent. Only $144,500. Call Jenn for details.

57 MCLAUGHLIN ST Now only $289,900 Vendors looking for Offers! Call Jenn for details.

ATTENTION ALL PROPERTY OWNERS! Wondering the value of your home or property? Call Mike & Donna Defalco for a FREE EVALUATION. Two full-time agents working to get you top dollar in today’s Real Estate Market.

613-623-7303 / 613-623-2602

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190 ELGIN ST. WEST Snowbirds, immaculate 2 bedroom condo in downtown Arnprior. Patio, laundry in unit. parking outside condo. MLS#680863. $112,500. Contact Mike or Donna Defalco 613-623-2602, 613-623-7303

Large home in town on corner lot. Gas heat, Family room,& 2 baths.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1 - 2:30 PM 211 BELL ST., ARNPRIOR

CASTLEFORD Thompson Rd. Waterfront 1.5 acres, access to Ottawa River. MLS#678304 $89,900

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YOU’LL BE AMAZED BY THE SPACE! this 4 br former model home has to offer. This Hawthorne by Holitzner features over $135k in upgrades. Call now! $524,900 MLS#685156.

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