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Fairy tale holiday Emilie Robinson concentrates on her fairy flowerpot at the Arnprior Library last week during the March Break. The library and the recreation departmentâ€™s childrens programs all had activities to keep young minds busy and active creatively during the school holiday week. While Emilie and her friends did crafts one day, they also attended a magic show at the Nick Smith Centre last Thursday. See Page 20.
MNR officials warn residents to keep children, pets clear of swelling river banks The Pembroke District of the Ministry of Natural Resources advises that localized flooding in areas adjacent to streams and rivers may be occurring in the next few weeks. This applies to all rivers and streams in Renfrew County, including the Ottawa River and all of its tributaries. Recent heavy snowfalls have left a considerable volume of snow on the ground. Based on snow volume and conditions, the current water content of the snow has the potential to create above average flood conditions. The severity of potential flooding will be determined by how quickly the snow melts and how much rain is associated with that melt. Streams and rivers are also very dangerous at this time of year. MNR advises all residents to keep their children, pets and themselves away from river banks. Shorelines are extremely unsafe. MNR monitors spring water levels on a provincial basis through the Surface Water Monitoring Centre and provides flood advisories to municipalities. Local municipalities are responsible for flood response, and can request assistance from provincial agencies in flood emergencies.
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March Break Photo Contest winner The winner of our first ever March Break Photo Contest is 14-year-old Kailey Hook, who is pictured on famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA in her St. Patrick’s garb this March Break with a recent edition of the Arnprior Weekender. Kailey accompanied her parents to New Orleans while her mom attended a NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) convention. Along with publication of her photo, Kailey will pick up two passes for the O’Brien Theatre for her winning entry. Congratulations Kailey!
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THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF McNAB/BRAESIDE NOTICE LOAD RESTRICTIONS NOTICE is hereby given that restricted vehicle loading regulations, in accordance with the Highway Trafﬁc Act and the Township of McNab/Braeside By-Law No. 82-04, will be in effect Immediately until May 19, 2008.
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Deal close for new Giant Tiger store By PETER DeWOLF Chronicle-Guide Reporter
Brian Oberback Giant Tiger Senior VP Real Estate as early as April 7. The documents show a single story 1,753 square foot building (18,870 sq. ft.) compared to the existing 11,000 sq. foot facility. Parking would include a 62 space parking lot with six spaces reserved for the two other businesses on the HMH property. Parking would be on the east side of the new Giant Tiger, with only a loading dock area on the west side, beside the Royal Scott apartments. The plan calls for Giant Tiger to move its operations from the exist-
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A new Giant Tiger store is just a cat’s hair away from being a reality. A tentative deal between Giant Tiger and HMH Investments Holdings Ltd., which owns the old LOEB building and the adjacent two retail spots, has been reached. The deal is subject to financing and the final approval of the plans, according to representatives of both parties. Brian Oberback, Giant Tiger’s senior vice-president of real estate, told the Arnprior Weekender that the pieces are in place. “We are very close,” he confirmed. “GT has always wanted to stay downtown.” He added that the planned agreement would allow that to happen. The site plan is expected to come in front of the town for its approval
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ing store, to the old LEOB building, while the old store is demolished and rebuilt. Then the LEOB store would be demolished and turned into the new parking area. Kerry Hisko, who is a spokesperson for HMH Investments, explained that his company would buy the Giant Tiger property and take care of constructing the new building. Then they would lease the property back to Giant Tiger under a longterm agreement. Both parties have been working with the town on site plan issues, and no serious problems have yet been identified, according to planning officials. The site plan does not require any public meetings as no zoning changes are required — only council approval. If all goes well, Oberback hopes the new larger store could open as early as the late fall of 2008.
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Suicide reaching epidemic levels in the area: BFO-Pembroke Bereaved Families of Ontario(BFO)-Pembroke is hosting a workshop Wednesday, March 26 on suicide intervention. Organizers say the event is sure to be a valuable training day and many community partners are involved as facilitators including VCARS, The Phoenix Centre, The Pembroke Regional Hospital’s Community Mental Health Department and others. “Death by suicide is reaching epidemic levels in our area. It is time for this subject to be discussed, learned about, opened up, uncovered,” says BFO-Pembroke program co-ordinator Mary Street. “Here at BFO-Pembroke, the demand on our services from families trying to recover from the devastation of suicide has increased tremendously. That is why we have organized this oneof-a-kind workshop,” she says. The workshop will be divided into three parts. Part of the day will focus on the prevention and
intervention of suicide, with special attention paid to the particulars of the “at-risk” population, which are primarily youth and the elderly. What are the signs? What can we do if we recognize suicidal tendencies in somebody? What’s the best way of talking about suicide with young people? What role does mental health play in suicide? These are the types of questions that will be addressed Another part of the day will be a very open and informative look at the emergency practices and procedures when a suicide occurs in Renfrew County. This part of the day will be facilitated by members of emergency services, as well as a local funeral director. They will address: What happens to the body after suicide? Who does what? Why don’t we read about these tragedies in the paper? The final part of the day will focus on the aftermath, or surviving suicide. How can we pick up the pieces?
Tentative CUPE agreement reached with Renfrew County long-term care homes County of Renfrew Long-Term Care Homes administrators, Shayne Hoelke of Bonnechere Manor and Shelley Sheedy of Miramichi Lodge, are praising the recent efforts of the joint negotiating committee representing both homes in reaching a tentative agreement with their CUPE Locals 1508 and 3586 respectively. The CUPE collective agreement had expired Dec. 31, 2006. Hoelke, administrator for Bonnechere Manor, summarized it as “a very successful round of collective bargaining. Any time that both sides can leave negotiations feeling good about what they obtained at the table it is a “win-win situation.” Sheedy noted that while Miramichi Lodge has always enjoyed stable labour relations with its CUPE Local, this collective agreement, in effect until Dec. 31, 2009, will ensure “both labour and management have an effective and enhanced tool to continue to provide the
high level of resident care our residents and families can rely upon.” Although awaiting ratification by the membership of CUPE Local 1508, president Glenda Shellhorn is pleased and optimistic with the proposal. CUPE Local 3586 president Connie Gagnon thanks her bargaining committee for their “diligence and professionalism in obtaining a satisfactory collective agreement,” adding she “looks forward to continuing good relations with our employer.” The tentative agreement has been approved by the health committee and is subject to ratification by County Council and the union membership. Renfrew County health committee chair Jack Wilson passed on his congratulations to both labour and management, adding “we can look forward to stable labour relations in the county homes for the next three years.”
How can we resolve the shame surrounding suicide? How do we face the truth about our loved one’s choice? And how does a person, a family, a workplace, a school, and a community begin to heal after suffering this type of devastation? “This is a ground-breaking workshop which has never before been offered on this scale in Renfrew County,” Street adds. The workshop will be held March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marguerite Centre. It is designed to help anyone touched by suicide, as well as educate and support professionals who may benefit by some training around this complicated and difficult topic. Cost for entire day is $50 per participant. The cost includes the workshop itself, as well as an information package, refreshments throughout the day and a delicious dinner served at noon. Receipts will be issued for all registrations. Call 613-732-7894 for more information.
Making it a little easier for low-income families Low-income families will begin receiving the new monthly Ontario Child Benefit in July 2008 — but they need to file their income taxes first. The Ontario Child Benefit will provide $100 a month to a family with two children under 18 and income of $20,000. For that same family, this amount will grow to about $180 a month in July 2011 when the benefit is fully implemented. Families earning more than $20,000 may also be eligible, based on the number of children. To begin receiving the new benefit, families must file income taxes in a timely fashion (roughly before April 30) and register for the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
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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 residents will see some new and some increased user fees for town services. The recreation department programs will see an increase beginning with the spring/summer schedules, while the planning department and town hall services will also see some significant cost increases. Read all about it in last Tuesday’s Chronicle-Guide. * Criminal assault accusations against guards at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre were heard in a closed courtroom last week. Reporter Peter DeWolf was there when reporters and the public were asked to leave the proceedings. We explained what this all means in last Tuesday’s paper. * Frank Russett, a leading figure in McNab politics for several decades, passed away last week. We looked back at his life and contributions to the area in last Tuesday’s edition of the Chronicle-Guide.
Don’t miss this... Here are some of the items we will be looking at for this Tuesday’s Chronicle-Guide: * McNab-Braeside will be setting their budget late this week and reporter Jake Davies will bring you the highlights of what services are in and which are out for township residents in 2008. He will also fill you in on how much this will all cost you. Don’t miss the news that touches your pocketbook, in the Tuesday edition. * It is the long weekend, but our reporters will still be out and about at such events as the Kub Kar Rally and others to keep you abreast of all the happenings in your community.. Find out what you missed in the Tuesday paper. * The AAA Major Midget Titans will either be in or out by the end of this coming weekend. Reporter Terry Boland will be following the action closely and have a full report on what happens and why in the sports section of Tuesday’s Arnprior ChronicleGuide.
For complete coverage of these and other news stories about Arnprior and area, you can pick up a copy of the Chronicle-Guide on sale each Tuesday at local stores or at our office, 116 John St. North, located in downtown Arnprior.
The results of the four federal byelections this week were good news for the Conservatives and the Green Party, bad news for Stephane Dion and the Liberals and the New Democrats. All four were held by the Liberals prior to the byelections. There was little doubt the Liberals would take the two Toronto ridings where the Conservatives have had a tough time winning any seats. Buoyed by the ethnic vote, Bob Rae will be heading into Parliament with the backing of constituents in Toronto Centre, which had been over 50 per cent in the previous two votes. The former New Democratic Party premier of Ontario feels the vote was a call to action against Stephen Harper but in reality it was a continuation of a traditional vote. In Willowdale, a safe Liberal riding, Martha Hall Findlay was voted in with almost 60 per cent of the vote. Again this was a riding where Liberal candidates have received over 50 per cent of the vote in the past two elections. Martha Hall Findlay is best remembered for almost defeating Belinda Stronach in the 2004 election in the riding of Newmarket-Aurora. Stronach jumped ship anyways and became a Liberal cabinet minister. Hall Findlay was appointed by Dion to travel the country to consult voters in developing the Liberal platform for the next election. The Liberals lost the riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill in northern Saskatchewan, which they had won from the Conservatives by 67 votes
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was the highest voter turnout was 34 per cent in Vancouver Quadra, the riding of former Liberal Prime Minister John Turner. The other three had a turnout of about 25 per cent. The pundits have been pointing to the crucial impact of the results on Stephane Dion’s leadership of the Liberal party. The big problem for the Liberals goes back to their leadership convention where they decided to forge a third option apart from Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff to maintain party unity. It’s not unusual for a political party to elect a leader who is strong inside the party but has little attraction to the general electorate. This is the case with the Liberals who desperately needed a strong leader, coming after years of veteran politicians like Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, who developed a comfort level with the media and offered strong charismatic qualities. Dion is just a hard sell. On the other side of the isle in the House of Commons is Stephen Harper, a strong leader with an iron grip on government communications and what is fed to the public. The contrast could leave the impression with some voters that Harper is developing a dictatorship with little sensitivity to the social concerns of Canadians and little tolerance for miscues or misunderstandings from his caucus or bureaucracy, despite being in a minority government situation. Harper is slick to say the least and the victory in Saskatchewan and
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close contest in Vancouver once again elevates his party in the polls — just not enough to go to the polls to get a majority. The wins in Toronto did more to bolster the leadership potential for Bob Rae than solidify the current leadership of Dion. As for the prime minister it was another reminder the Conservatives did not win a seat in the big cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal in 2006 and good government does not replace reaching out to the ethnic communities in metro Canada. He is up against the Liberal party of the past, which has the undying gratitude from many new Canadians for the open door immigration policy under which they arrived. That alone will make the potential for a majority troublesome. Harper has to hope Dion will self-destruct with more flip-flops on foreign policy, budget issues and law and order legislation and a growing discontent within his caucus and party. How much of an impact the attack ads on Dion had on the byelections is unknown but probably less in Toronto and more in the west. Let’s face it, Stephane Dion is doomed with his less-than-stellar public image, a credible government 11 points ahead in the polls, two leaders in waiting, a caucus and party still heavily influenced by two former prime ministers and a policy that changes dayto-day.
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Searching for family ties Please find me a home from the old wild west By PETER DeWOLF Metroland Newspapers
Westward ho! Readers’ queries really light up my day and this was especially true with one from Ruth Chapin in Smiths Falls. She had an ancestor who was living in Joplin, Missouri for whom she could find no death record in either Missouri or Colorado where the family later moved. She was able to pin down the period of the death to between 1878 and 1880 and there was a family story that he had worked on wagon trains moving settlers west and had died in an accident on the trail. This is quite believable because at that time two major wagon train routes originated in Independence, Mo. If a written record was made of the death it might have been at one of the forts or stopping places along the way. The Santa Fe Trail was the oldest wagon trail in westward expansion. Individual wagon companies traveled on their own for about 240 km. to Council Grove, Kansas where they joined with others for the 1100 km trek to Santa Fe. The major posts that it passed through were Fort Larned, Kan. and Bent’s Fort at La Hunta, Colo. before reaching Santa Fe. The journey usually took between six and eight weeks. The Santa Fe Trail became obsolete when the railway reached Santa Fe in 1880 but it was always more of a commercial route than a migration one so it is perhaps more likely that the ancestor worked on the famed Oregon Trail. This trail opened in 1841 and was heavily used until
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PATRICK WOHLER 1884 when Oregon was linked to the Union Pacific Railway. It was a long (3,500 km), arduous and dangerous journey that took five to six months. About 400,000 brave souls traveled the route and estimates place the death toll at 34,000 which is about 10 people per kilometre. The major posts along the route where travelers could obtain supplies, rest and repair their wagons were Fort Kearney, Neb. where the trail blended with the Mormon and California Trails, Forts Laramie and Bridger in Wyo., Soda Springs and Fort Boise, Id. and The Dalles, Ore. The hazards of the trail included sickness, accident and (after 1860) Indian raids. Accidents were by far the leading cause of fatalities and an astonishing number of people were run over by their wagons. People who died on the trail were buried beside it and sometimes their graves would be marked by a simple board inscribed with their name. The Oregon-California Trails Association has researched these graves and
published a book, Graves and Sites of the Oregon and California Trails. It is available from their office at PO Box 1019, Independence, Missouri, 64051 at a cost of US$17.95. They also have a website at http://www.octatrails.org/ . Two other websites with good information about these trails are http://www. americanwest.com/trails/ and freepages.genealogy. rootsweb.com/~gentutor/ facts.html . This is a fascinating chapter in American history. Wired genealogy The Ontario Genealogical Society will hold its annual conference this year at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario May 30June 1. The schedule includes 10 workshops and 36 sessions to choose from, most of them with an internet or computer theme. The lineup of speakers reads like a who’s who of genealogy and it should be a terrific conference. There is accommodation available in the student residences with ample parking. For full details and registration information you can visit the conference website at www.ogs.on.ca/conference . Happy Easter To all our readers who will be celebrating Easter, may it bring peace and happiness to you and your home.
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Hockey talk on In the Valley 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 will be talking hockey. Major midget Ottawa Valley Titan’s coach Martin Dagenais and his team’s captain Liam Burtt will be in studio A to talk about their amazing season and the biggest tournament of the team’s existence. The Titans just wrapped up their regular season with a trip to the finals in their league. At the end of April the Titans are hosting the TELUS Cup major midget
Each week in conjunction with the Arnprior and District Humane Society we feature a pet ready for adoption. This week we feature Rigby, a young hound mix. This rambunctious fellow needs plenty of exercise and attention. A secure, fenced yard would be a great idea because Rigby loves to explore - sometimes beyond where he really should! He loves to be groomed and petted, but would be best for older children who would enjoy taking him for walks and out on their adventures. Younger children might be intimidated by Rigby's strength and rambunctious nature. This fellow is a guy's guy, he loves the outdoor life and getting
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March 26 — Preschool P.A.L. (Play and Learn) Program at the Ontario Early Years Centre (16 Edward St. South, Suite 112, Arnprior) from 1-3 p.m. This delightful, two-hour program on Wednesdays focuses on thematic units that encourage curiosity, self direction and confidence. A nutritious snack will be provided at each session. There is no fee attached to this program but donations are accepted. Call 613-623-8224. March 27 — Baby Café from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ontario Early Years Centre (16 Edward St. South, Suite 112, Arnprior). As parents of newborn babies or little crawlers, the opportunity to connect with other parents is really important. The Baby Café Drop-in program is for parents/caregivers and their non-walking infants only. Call 613-623-8224 for more information. March 27 — Kids have Stress Too! at Ontario Early Years Centre (16 Edward St. South, Suite 112, Arnprior) from 9:30-11 a.m. KHST is a three-part program that will give parents tools that will reinforce good coping skills in their children; such as problem solving, relaxation techniques and developing a “can-do” attitude! March 28 — Six-hand euchre, sponsored by the Arnprior Senior’s Club 707, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Daniel Street, Arnprior. Every Friday at 1 p.m. Prizes. For information call Bill 613-623-6100. March 29 — Arnprior Agricultural Society hosts the third four-hand euchre tournament at the Masonic Hall on James Street in Arnprior. Registration at noon and the tournament starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per person (light lunch). Bring a partner. The fun includes $700 in prizes, Share the Wealth and door prizes. March 29, 30 — Arnprior Quilters’ Guild Show of traditional and contemporary quilts and wearable art on March 29 from 10 – 5 and March 30 from 11-4 at Nick Smith Centre, 77 James St., Arnprior. Admission $5. Vendors, tea room, raffles, door prizes. Visit www. arnpriordistrictquiltersguild.com or call 832-1523. March 29 — 9 a.m. to noon at Galilee Centre — Public workshop Faith and Public Life with Dennis Gruending, author and former MP, with his stories about living faith in public life. Call 613-623-4242 x21 to register. March 29 — French Toast Breakfast to raise money for the Care Coach Program. Breakfast is $5 per person and it wall take place at 24 Elgin Street West, Arnprior. Enjoy the homemade bread for the french toast with pure Ontario maple syrup. This is supporting March 29 — At 9 a.m. there will be Full Gospel Busi-
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April 2 — There will be a chicken cutlet dinner for seniors 60 years and over, as well as for any special needs individuals who wish to attend at Jim’s Restaurant. It will start at 5 p.m. and finish at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10 each, must be purchased by noon April 1. For information please call 613-623-7981. This is presented by the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program. April 12 — The Arnprior Chapter, #211, of the OES is hosting a stew supper and cards at the Masonic Hall on James Street in Arnprior on Saturday, April 12. Tickets are $7 and the evening starts at 6 p.m. April 13 — Fundraising event for Arnprior & Distrtict Memorial Hospital Partners in Caring, sponsored by Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church UCW, 269 John St. N Arnprior. Featuring Nepean Choir (40 voice mixed choir) at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. Tickets $15, from E. Huggard 613-623-5321, G. Grail 613-623-7048 or church office 9 to noon 613-623-3176. April 14 — Arnprior Family Support Group for friends and family members caring for an individual with Alzheimer disease or a related disorder. This group provides a time for family members to meet and share experiences, information, and ideas related to the caregiving role. This group is NOT for the person with dementia. Held monthly on the second Friday of each month at the Arnprior library 1:30 to 3:30. For information call Heidi Martin, Alzheimer Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County at 613-433-5896 or 1-888-411-2067 April 14, 21, 28 — The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County will be holding a free learning series for family members and friends caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics will include: What is dementia, Brain and Behaviourm Legal and Financial Issues, Research and Treatment, Caregiver Stress and Community Resources. This learning series will be held at the Arnprior Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information please call Heidi Martin, Alzheimer Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County at 613-433-5896 or 1-888-411-2067. April 17 — Roast beef dinner sponsored by the Mons Rebekah Lodge on Thursday, April 17 at Oris Mather Hall (town hall). Due to limited seating reservations are required — 4-4:30 p.m. call 613-623-2936, 5:30-6 p.m. call 613-623-3300. Take out dinners are available — phone by April 16. Admission is $12 adults, $5 for children and free for kids under six. April 18 — There will be a Dessert and Tea Fundraiser with guest speaker Mary Cook. It will start at 1:30 p.m. and tickets will be $12. They must be purchased by April 11 and it will take place at the St. John Chryostom Parish Hall. Call 613-623-7981 for tickets. This event is being present by the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program. April 26 — Arnprior Agricultural Society hosts the fourth 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.
March 22 — Arnprior and District NeighbourLink will be holding a bake sale March 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Arnprior mall. Come out and enjoy some yummy treats while helping to support NeighbourLink. Reach out to those in need in our community. Resource Centre open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to help those in need. Call 613-623-4200
nessmen’s Breakfast at Glad Tidings Fellowship Hall on Baskin Drive. Guest speaker will be Bill McMillan. For reservations call 613-623-5166
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Agri-business speakers set to visit Renfrew County
Perrin Beatty to speak at Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008. To help in this celebration, the chamber is launching the Milestone Speakers Series and the first in the series will be held on Wednesday, April 2 with guest speaker Perrin Betty. “We are very honoured that Mr. Beatty has agreed to be the guest speaker at the launch of this series,” said Gail Richardson, president of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, “He will be speaking on ‘Canada at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities’.” Beatty is the president and chief executive officer of the 170,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in August 2007, Beatty was the president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and was a federal cabinet minister with such portfolios as Minister of State (Treasury Board), National Revenue,
Perrin Beatty Solicitor General, National Defence, Health & Welfare, Communications and Secretary of State for External Affairs. “The Milestone Speakers Series will bring several prominent speakers to the area throughout the year and this particular one is being sponsored by TD Canada Trust,” Rich-
ardson said. The lunch will be Wednesday, April 2 at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre starting at noon. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by March 28 through the Chamber office at 613-7321492. Tickets are $20 per person.
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Farms in Renfrew County are family operations and Succession Planning is an important activity for success today and tomorrow — and for a smooth transition when the time comes to retire. Len Davies, a farmer and business consultant from Chatham area, regularly works with farmers in Renfrew County and he will present Farm Succession and Business Planning: For Your Family’s Sake. Mark Cassanto, ‘The Computer Guy’ from McNab-Braeside will introduce the benefits to farmers of using computers and the world-wide-web for day-to-day operations and accounting and to access information to save your valuable time. There will also be exhibits and displays from county businesses and government agencies with useful information — and lunch is included. The cost for registration is $25. This event is sponsored by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation and the County of Renfrew. For more information on this program or to register, contact: Alastair Baird, County of Renfrew Business Development Officer at 613-735-0091 or Bruce McIntyre, County of Renfrew Media Relations at 613-732-5945.
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Thursday, March 27 will be an interesting and informative day in Renfrew County for farmers, agri-business operators and those interested in the future of our farm and rural communities. Growing Your Opportunities in Renfrew County — the 2008 version of this successful workshop series — will provide information and guidance on a number of important issues and opportunities for farmers of today and tomorrow. It is being held at the Renfrew Best Western beginning at 9 a.m. Business planning is important for anyone who makes and sells a product or provides a service for a fee — farms are no different. Carl Fletcher from OMAFRA will provide an overview of the benefits of planning the farm business and some of the tools available to assist in the process. Cash crops have produced great returns lately, and this is an area Michael Staebler of Hendrick Seeds will discuss. Hendrick Seeds works with the best soybean growers of Eastern Ontario to provide Japanese customers with excellent quality food grade soybeans. Staebler will elaborate on how Renfrew County farmers can become part of this exciting value chain.
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McGuinty Liberals have no plan to fix Ontario’s looming energy crisis, says MPP Yakabuski PC energy critic says people of Ontario, economy will suffer Following is a press release from Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski... Ontario Progressive Conservative Energy Critic John Yakabuski (RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke) recently blasted the McGuinty Liberals for their lack of a plan when it comes to addressing Ontario’s energy needs. “Ontario is facing a looming energy crisis,” said Yakabuski. “After all of the dithering we have seen from this government when it comes to Ontario’s energy supply, it should come as no surprise that neither Dalton McGuinty or his Minister of Energy have a plan to make sure the lights stay on in Ontario.” Yakabuski made the comments following an announcement by Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips that the government is moving forward with a competitive bidding process to choose who will replace the province’s aging nuclear reactors. Ontario’s Integrated Power System
Plan forecasts peak demand for electricity will be close to 29,000 MW within 10 years and will reach 33,677 MW by 2027. Current peak capacity in Ontario is between 26,000 and 28,000 MW. However, the plants that provide the majority of this power will need to be either be refurbished or replaced in the next 20 years. “Today’s announcement is more of the same from a government who would rather maintain the status quo when it comes to Ontario’s nuclear capacity than take immediate steps to make sure the province has a reliable energy supply,” said Yakabuski. In 2002, Dalton McGuinty promised to close Ontario’s coal fired plants by 2007. In 2006, the McGuinty Liberals delayed this promise. Today, they are promising to close the province’s coal fired plants by 2014. “Dalton McGuinty says he plans to shut down our coal plants by 2014, yet Ontario’s new nuclear capacity won’t be up and running until 2018,” said Yakabuski. “Ontarians should be asking the question — where exactly does Mr. McGuinty think we are going to get our power during that four-year gap?” “Unfortunately, it is the people of Ontario and our economy who will suffer the most as a result of the government’s dithering and lack of a plan when it comes to Ontario’s energy needs,” added Yakabuski.
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ONE SQUARE MILE BENEFIT CONCERT ~Saturday, April 12th, 8pm at the Emmanuel Anglican
Church. An evening of the finest Bluegrass and Fiddle music with Renfrews fiddling sensation Terry-Lynne Mahusky and Neil McDaniel. All proceeds to the Partners in Caring Campaign to renovate the Emergency Department. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at the Hospital Switchboard.
support of the Arnprior & District Breast Cancer Support Group and the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital. WHEN: Saturday, May 24th, 2008 TIME: 6pm to 8pm (Registration from 5pm) WHERE: Robert Simpson Park Collect pledge forms at: Arnprior Public Library, Giant Tiger, Nick Smith Centre, Sports Zone, or Ultimate Fitness (Quality Inn). Catherine Scott was presented with a Provincial Life Membership Pin PURCHASE a LANTERN in honour of someone special. on Monday, March 10, 2008 for her service to the Auxiliary since 1987. Contact: Penny 613-623-8236, Terry 613-623-4231, Rita 613-623-5479 Congratulations!!! Pictured above left to right: Pat Smith, Catherine Scott and Marilyn Werry. The Prior Sports Bar, beyond their generous five year pledge will be hosting a "Dollars for Dinners" promotion in support of the hospital. Donations to the hospital or nursing home can be made 24 hours a day, seven Beginning in November and to be held every other month, patrons days a week at the Admitting/Switchboard desk. can pay $2 to enter a draw to guess how many quesadilla dinners will be served for the month. The winner will receive free quesadilla The public is invited to provide comments and suggestions about dinners for a year. For details, visit the Prior or hospital and nursing home services. Please contact Cholly Boland, call 623-4584. CEO, at 623-7962, ext. 220.
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Calabogie track noise review restart debated By JOHN CARTER Arnprior Weekender With the Calabogie track’s second season less than two months away, Greater Madawaska council appears to be no closer in determining how to regulate noise from the facility. That was evident Thursday as council wrestled with what to do next to try to ensure its noise bylaw has credibility with ratepayers and allows the Calabogie MotorSports Park (CMP) to be a feasible venture. At the committee-ofthe-whole meeting, councillors discussed four motions that came out of a planning committee debate of the issue the week before and suggested another four or five for consideration at the regular council meeting this Thursday, March 20. They left it to township CAO John Baird to sort out which motions will be voted on at the meeting, which begins at 4 p.m. in council chambers in Calabogie. The prospect of the township restarting the review all over again by contracting with a new noise engineer to conduct another acoustical audit and make recommendations about the bylaw didn’t sit well with the CMP owners. CMP president Marc Steenbakkers suggested such a move would reopen old wounds and not add
anything valuable to the process that hasn’t already been raised. “A new noise engineer and/or lawyer will have no effect in our opinion in that the current bylaw was subject to years of debate and scrutiny, including input from not only the community over and over but no less than five separate noise engineering firms, four planners and six different lawyers, he said. Council appears split on whether to hire another noise expert. While Councillor John Pratt is strongly supportive, Councillor Karin Lehnhardt said she was against spending any extra taxpayers dollars on the matter. Councillor Don Mercer said he would agree to hiring another noise expert as long as it was done as quickly as possible. Reeve Peter Emon said that if council is to find another advisor, it better be someone recognized as an expert in the field. Councillor Tom Ryan said council “has to get this thing settled … and get the people back together again.” Rumors that certain councillors want to close CMP are not true, he said. “We know they’ll be good for the community.” The other three recommendations coming from committee asked for: • a site plan inspection of the track prior to it opening (May 1) to ensure compliance with the site plan provisions;
• a letter from CMP putting on record all the commitments made in the past few months to alleviate noise problems (Baird noted the township has already received such a letter); • a revision of the complaint process that would have bylaw enforcement officer John Fitchett set up three monitoring stations around the municipality, instead of responding directly to all noise complaints. Although he would still receive and record all complaints, he would limit his monitoring of the noise to the three static locations. Increase the fines Mercer said he would
guidelines as the regular operation. However, if a new noise expert is to be hired, it should be left up to him, he said. While council needs more expert advice on what to do in the absence of concrete recommendations from Hugh Williamson’s noise audit, to be fair to him, he did make some suggestions early on in the process, including that the MOE noise limit guidelines be left in place for special events, said Mercer. “But council ignored them.” It should be council, not the township CAO, who determines whether the special permits should be granted, he added.
Mercer said council should avoid a “knee-jerk reaction” to appeals to change the bylaw because it could end up in a legal quagmire. CMP has said it will defend itself any way it can, including in court, if it feels it is being unfairly fettered, he warned council. “We don’t want to tear the bylaw apart, then get legal advice and find ourselves ending up in the courtroom … we have to do this in a proper manner,” he said. “We need to get this resolved for their (CMP) sake and their (ratepayers) sake … let’s get on with it.” See NEW Page 27
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be proposing more motions, including one to investigate whether council can increase fines substantially and another to limit motorcycle events. “They (CMP) say they are going to limit motorcycles, yet start the summer with a four-day motorcycle event,” he said. He suggested CMP had not helped its credibility or resolution of the issue with earlier statements, such as there would be no racing or spectator sports at the track and conflicting statements on the berm. Mercer said he had no problem with the CMP holding special events, but suggested they not include motorcycles and be held to the same noise limit
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Arnprior Seventh Day Adventist Church 63B Victoria Street 622-7960 Pastor Adriaan M. van der Lingen, M.Div. Saturday Services 9:30 am - Sabbath School 11:00 am - Worship Service
ANGLICAN PARISH OF ARNPRIOR EMMANUEL CHURCH 287 Harrington St (at Ottawa) 623-2554 Rev. Linda Hill Worship Services Good Friday, March 21 Fellowship Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship featuring a modern day Musical Drama "The Debt" 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 23 Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School and a supervised Nursery at the 10 a.m. liturgy
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Hockey Night In Arnprior — Sens vs. Leafs Go Leafs go Go Sens go! Cheer on your favourite team at the Sens vs Leafs game on March 22. As I am writing this, the Sens are in fifth place and the Leafs are in 13th in the East Division. The Leafs have beat the Sens in the last three games — can they continue their streak? Or will the higher ranked team show them their moves? Whether you are a Leafs fan or a Sens fan, this night will be a memorable one. Wear your favourite team apparel to win some great Leafs or Sens prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and snacks will be available. Pizza and popcorn will be there, among other hockey snacks. Admission is $2 and profits will go towards KidSport, an organization that gives youth opportunity to play sports.
Kayla Reinert Spring is here March 20 is the official start date of spring, which means that it is here. Warmer weather, melting snow (floods), and of course, new spring programs. Register for our first Learn To…Program, Learn To…Cook. Youth will learn the skills needed to make a delicious, yet easy meal (no, it is not hot dogs and mac and cheese). Students will make a
casserole, breakfast items, among other yummy meals. It is on April 11 from 6-9 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre. Cost is $15 and includes the ingredients and supplies. Youth may be asked to bring a casserole dish and/or frying pan. Register at the Nick Smith Centre or get the registration online at www.arnprior.ca under Youth Programs. Registrations are due one week in advance. No late registrations will be accepted. Don’t forget about our other programs. All our programs, specifically our Learn To… Programs fill up quickly so get your registrations in early to guarantee a spot. There is a maximum of youth allowed at each session so don’t get disappointed and register now.
We have Learn To… Kayak on May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the pool. Wilderness Tours will be teaching the skills to kayak. The cost includes all equipment and supplies and is $30. We have Learn To… Dance Hip Hop on June 2 from 6-9 p.m. with dancer Janyne Millikin. Her upbeat personality and great dancing skills guarentees a fun night for youth. Learn some skills and bring it to the next Tween Dance. The cost is $5. Flag Rugby is a great workout and so much fun. Learn To…Play Flag Rugby on June 18 at the football field from 6 to 8 p.m. The members and coaches from Bytown
Blue Rugby Club will be coming down to teach the rules and skills needed to play. The cost is $10. Want to make beautiful stained glass paintings but don’t want to use the windows in the house? Learn To…Faux Stain Glass with Carole Parker on July 14 from 10 a.m.noon. The cost is $6 and includes all supplies. Many of us got into the scrapbooking spirit in our last two scrapbooking sessions. Join us for another on May 23. Everyone aged nine to 18 are welcome and parents can join their children. The cost is $5 for six pages and Carole has everything and anything you need to make your
scrapbook special. New scrapbookers and professional scrapbookers are welcome. Don’t forget about our new dodgeball schedule. Starting on April 7, dodgeball will be every Monday night at the Nick Smith Centre from 6-7 p.m. It is a free drop in program so come on out for some fun. Next Tween Dance is April 18. Get your permission forms early to avoid the rush on the night of. Volunteers of all ages are needed for special events. If you are interested in volunteering, want more information or would like to contribute an idea, you can call Kayla at 623-7301 or e-mail her at k.reinert@ hotmail.com!
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Titans hold the line on the Jr. Senators in AAA finals By TERRY BOLAND WC Associate Editor The Ottawa Valley Titans AAA Major Midgets headed in to the Walter Baker Arena in Barrhaven on Tuesday night expecting a tough fight with the Ottawa Jr. Senators on the edge of elimination but both teams held their ground resulting in a 4-4 tie. The tie leaves the Titans one tie short of claiming the first AAA championship after placing third during the regular season.
The Jr. Senators finished well ahead in first place. The Jr. Sens, hoping to tie up the seven point series, opened the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal on Titans netminder Justin Gilbert from Mark Vandyk. Assistant captains Riley Kane and Craig Cowie assisted on the marker. Two minutes into the second period the Jr. Senators struck again with another power-play goal from Adrian Botti, assisted by Cameron McNutt and Brett Lewandowsky.
Both coaches knew the series would be heavily influenced by the performance of special teams. Down by two, the Titans climbed back out of the deficit half way through the middle frame with a shot by Ryan Bradley getting past Jr. Senators goalie Kyle Lamothe. Assists went to Matt DiMillo and Sebastien Goulet. The Titans Zander Barr managed to get another puck past Lamothe with two minutes left in the period to tie up the game heading into the final
frame. Barr’s goal was unassisted. With the future of the Jr. Senators hopes in the playoffs on the line, the red, white and black bounced back with an unassisted goal from Cowie. The Titans kept pace with Rob Ramsay finding the netting behind Lamothe to even up the scoreboard. Assists went to Ryan Donnelly and Nathan Siydock. For the first time in the game the Titans went ahead of the Jr. Sens when Ryley Egan scored, unassisted, halfway through the third. With their season on the line the Jr. Senators fought back and Lewandowsky fired the puck past Gilbert to tie the game at four. That would be the final score as both teams managed to restrain them-
selves in the third, staying out of the penalty box with the exception of a two minute infraction by the Jr. Sens Mitchell Fournier. Both teams only had 12 minutes in penalties, trying not giving their opponents much of an advantage. The Titans first line didn’t get a point in the game but coach Martin Dagenais was more than happy with the team showing its depth. “I told the guys, in a game like that, there is going to be a lot of garbage goals, my role players had to step up and they did get the big goals, a lot of battles in front,” said Dagenais. “We battled back all game long and they showed they had character too. It’s a battle out there and I like it, it’s fun.”
The coach still wants to see some refinement in the basic style of play. “I thought neutral zone coverage could have been better, defensively we were running a bit too much. There were too many two-on-ones. I don’t think we reacted fast enough,” he said. “It wasn’t a bad game, we played very well, the work ethic was there but a few mental mistakes we can’t make if we want to finish off that team.” The team is pumped up with only a tie needed to win the championship and by the time of publication that possibly exists with the game played Thursday night (March 20) at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre in Stittsville. If another game is required it would take place Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. (March 23) at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata.
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Titan Rob Ramsay puts the puck over the blocker of Jr. Senators goalie Kyle Lamothe during Tuesday’s game at the Walter Baker Arena in Barrhaven.
Titan forward Nathan Siydock moves in for a shot on Jr. Sens goalie Lamothe.
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By JOHN CARTER Arnprior Weekender The extension of the four-laning of Highway 17 to Scheel Drive may be years away, but the Ministry of Transportation is moving forward with plans for the project. The MTO is holding the second, and final, public information meeting on the twinning of about 5.5 kilometres of the highway from Division Street to Scheel Drive west of Arnprior Wednesday, March 26.
That stretch will be tackled once the section west of the current four lanes, including the double bridge across the Madawaska, is complete. The public is welcome to drop by the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior any time between 4 and 8 p.m. to see plans for the four-laning project. Representatives from the MTO as well as consultants McCormick Rankin will be available to explain the plans and answer questions. There will also be a couple of information boards explaining the Highway 17 work on the Philip Shrive Memorial Bridge over the Bonnechere River and the CPR overpass near Renfrew.
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OPP/ MTO crack down
The Ontario Provincial Police crackdown on commercial vehicles throughout February was a huge success, Commissioner Julian Fantino said. The OPP, working with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) enforcement teams, checked 8,693 commercial vehicles in February. The OPP laid 955 speeding charges, against commercial drivers. Overall, the OPP laid 1,217 charges under the Highway Traffic Act. The Ministry of Transportation inspected 6,261 commercial vehicles across the province. They laid 1,365 charges and placed 1,850 vehicles in an unfit condition and removed them from service.
“OPP officers did an outstanding job of identifying aggressive truckers and those who were travelling too fast for road and weather conditions,” Fantino said. “Hopefully, this crackdown will encourage commercial operators to slow down, stop driving so aggressively, and make the province’s roads safer for all motorists.” “The McGuinty government continues to place a high priority on road safety and acknowledges the critical role of enforcement and prevention,” Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Rick Bartolucci said. “Through our investments in the Safer Communities — 1,000 Officers Partnership and Community
Policing Partnerships programs, many of the new officers hired in the province are dedicated to making Ontario roadways among the safest in North America.” While the February initiative was aimed at commercial vehicles, the OPP was also on the lookout for other motorists who were driving too fast, driving aggressively or not driving to suit road or weather conditions. The OPP laid 631 charges for failing to move over when an emergency vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of the road with its lights activated. “We have had five incidents since late November where OPP officers’ lives have been put in
danger because motorists hit vehicles parked on the side of the road or, as in one case, ran into the back of a fire truck stopped on Highway 401 in Toronto while attending an earlier crash,” OPP Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski, Commander of the Highway Safety Division said. The good news, Fantino said, is that despite record snowfalls in Ontario last month, the number of fatalities on roads patrolled by the OPP is down from the same time in 2007. As of March 2, 46 people have died in 38 fatal collisions, a 31.3 per cent decline from 2007 when, after two months, 67 people had died in 56 fatal crashes.
Neil pushing hard toward return bus Blue Jackets – it started out, at least, with the thought of being a typical Chris Neil play. “I was licking my chops,” he said with a grin. “I was going to lay someone out with a big hit and he kind of sidestepped me right at the boards. I kind of swung off him and I went to push off and get back into the play. The way my blade hit the ice, it tweaked my knee. push “It’s just one of those things. up the ice, the rugged OttaIt’s a ﬁne line out there. The way wa Senators winger would tear By Rob Brodie the medial collateral ligaments in I play, it’s kind of frustrating to OttawaSenators.com his right knee, forcing him to be a have it happen like that. You’re For all his rough and tumble spectator for nearly a month now. running around and laying out bodies and you catch a guy or moments, Chris Neil never imagMind you, to hear him start miss a guy and run into the boards ined it would ever happen to him describing the moment – which this way. occurred during the Senators’ Feb. and nothing happens to you. A litThat, on a seemingly innocent 21 home game against the Colum- tle innocent play like that and
you miss a bunch of games. It’s a weird game that way.” The good news is, though, that Neil’s recovery appears right on schedule, if not even ahead of it. He is targeting the ﬁnal week of the regular season – when the Senators play crucial divisional games against the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins – for his return. Perhaps even a bit sooner. “When this happened, I was hoping to catch the last three games of the season. I don’t think that’s out of the question,” he said. “I don’t know for sure. But I think if I can be back for the last three games or even the last four or ﬁve games… as soon as I can get back, I’m going to be.” For those opponents and whomever the Senators might face in the playoffs, the news isn’t so rosy. They’ll face a physical player who’ll be well-rested and primed to unleash the bruising, energy style of game that’s made him such a valuable contributor to the Senators’ success over the years. “You’ll see a healthier Chris
Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m.,CBC The skinny: They’ve seemingly been left for dead for months now, but the Maple Leafs keep hanging around in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After refusing to waive his no-trade clause, captain Mats Sundin has continued his standout play and carries the team on his broad shoulders on a lot of nights. Nik Antropov and Jason Blake have also been key contributors offensively, while Tomas Kaberle and a now-healthy Bryan McCabe chip in from the blue line. Vesa Toskala has ﬁrmly established himself as Toronto’s No. 1 goaltender with an extended run of steady play.
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Neil, that’s for sure,” he said. “It’s a long season. You get banged up through the whole season and you get bumps and bruises. (The injury) has given my body a chance to rest everything and you know, I feel great. “I wake up in the morning and (there’s) no aches and pains right now. You’re going to the gym and you get bigger and stronger. A lot of times, you don’t get a chance to do that during the season because it’s such a tight schedule. It’s an opportunity for me to get bigger and stronger and work on my cardio so that when I come back, I’ll be able to come in and be effective right away.”
Needless to say, the Senators will welcome all of that back for the post-season run this spring. And much as Neil wants to get a few games in before that big push begins, he knows being ready and able to contribute in the playoffs matters most of all. “If (the knee) isn’t ready, then I won’t play,” he said. “That’s the bottom line. They want me healthy for the playoffs and ready to go for the playoffs. “They’re very patient with their injured players here and it’s great. It gives the player the conﬁdence that you know you’re going to be 100 per cent when you’re back.”
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Leap Year the reason for record snow fall in February? The average temperature numbers for February really do not describe the month very well at all for most of Ontario. Temperatures in Northwestern Ontario were reporting values three to four degrees below normal. However, the rest of the province reported average temperatures that were generally within a degree of normal. These near-normal values do not reflect the extremes reported throughout February. Precipitation and snowfall in Southern Ontario were a bit more indicative of the winter conditions reported during
the month. Feb. snowfall records were broken at a few locations in Southern Ontario. This, in turn, resulted in precipitation values well above normal. The winter snowfall in Ottawa as of Feb. 1, 2008 had already exceeded their normal value for the entire winter. The rest of the province tended to have closer to normal values reported for precipitation. Residents of Southern Ontario heard the words “Texas Low” and “Colorado Low” a fair number of times this month. These areas are favoured for the development of moisture-laden, low-pressure
systems that then track northeastwards towards the Great Lakes Basin. Depending upon their exact track, Southern Ontario can experience snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain. This is exactly the mix of precipitation experienced during the course of the month in a number of locations across Southern Ontario. The significant weather began on the first day of the month with a big storm that moved up from the American Southwest, bringing a mixture of snow and freezing precipitation. There were general snowfall accumulations in
Southern Ontario between 15 and 25 cm, with the Ottawa and Cornwall areas getting more in the range of 30 to 40 cm. Another blast of winter which followed on Feb. 67 left an additional 15 to 25 cm of snow over portions of Southwestern and South Central Ontario. That storm struck particularly hard in some communities along the west end of Lake Ontario, where accumulations of 40 to 50 cm were reported. The seemingly unending parade of storm systems through Southern Ontario continued on Feb. 12 to 13, with yet another general snowfall of
approximately 10 cm. A storm on Feb. 17-18 brought the reminder that widespread rain can also occur at any point during the winter in Southern and Central Ontario. Soaking rains of 10 to 20 mm fell across much of Southern Ontario, extending up into the North Bay and Sudbury areas. Meanwhile, this whole event fell as snow in Northeastern Ontario, with the Timmins area receiving approximately 25 cm. As the snow settles at the end of Feb. after a very active period of weather, this winter sits as Ottawa’s fifth snowiest since records began being kept
back in 1938, with 313.1 cm having fallen so far. While it is unlikely that the record for the snowiest winter of 444.1 cm that occurred during the winter of 1970-71 will be broken, this winter may eventually go down as the second snowiest. While Northwestern Ontario escaped the big precipitation-producing storms this month, they were not able to avoid occasional surges of very cold arctic air from the Prairies and the Arctic. From time to time, this frigid air combined with biting northerly winds to produce wind chill values well below -40.
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Oh oh, it’s magic, at the Nick Smith Centre Magician Chris Pilsworth entertained a few hundred kids at the Nick Smith Centre Thursday, March 13 as part of the Arnprior Public Library’s March Break programming. At the far left Pilsworth has some water trapped in a glass held upside down. On the left, with a magic phrase, he releases the water. Below left, the magician does some crazy stuff with a rope.
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Neighbours, Friends and Families Warning signs to identify and help for women at risk of abuse Are you concerned about someone you think is being abused? Recognizing the warning signs and risk factors of woman abuse is the ﬁrst step. He puts her down He does all the talking and dominates the conversation He checks up on her all the time, even at work He tries to suggest he is the victim and acts depressed He tries to keep her away from you He acts as if he owns her He lies to make himself look good or exaggerates his good qualities He acts like he is superior and of more value than others in his home She may be apologetic and makes excuses for his behaviour or becomes aggressive and angry She is nervous about talking when he’s there She seems to be sick more often and misses work She tries to cover her bruises She makes excuses at the last minute about why she can’t meet you or she tries to avoid you on the street She seems sad, lonely, withdrawn and is afraid She uses more drugs or alcohol to cope (Suggestions on this card apply equally to gay and lesbian relationships.) The situation may be more dangerous if, in addition to the warning signs : the couple has recently separated; the couple has custody and access issues; he has access to weapons; he is convinced she is seeing someone else; he has a history of abuse and he threatens to harm her children, her pets or her property.
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Voisin(e)s, ami(e)s et familles Les signes avertisseurs permettant d’identiﬁer et d’aider les femmes qui risquent de devenir victimes de violence Vous préoccupez-vous du sort d’une personne dont vous soupçonnez être victime de violence? Savoir reconnaître les signes avertisseurs et les facteurs de risque de la violence faite aux femmes est la première étape. Il la rabaisse Il parle tout le temps et domine la conversation Il la surveille tout le temps, même au travail Il prétend être la victime et se dit déprimé Il essai de l’empêcher de vous voir Il agit comme si elle lui appartenait Il ment pour bien paraître ou exagère ses qualités Il agit comme s’il était supérieur aux autres membres de sa famille et plus important qu’eux Elle peut s’excuser et trouver des excuses à son comportement ou elle peut devenir agressive ou se mettre en colère. Elle semble mal à l’aise de s’exprimer en sa présence Elle semble malade plus souvent et s’absente du travail Elle essaie de masquer ses blessures Elle trouve des excuses à la dernière minute pour ne pas vous rencontrer ou essaie de vous éviter lorsqu’elle vous rencontre sur la rue. Elle semble triste, seule et repliée sur elle-même et craintive Elle consomme plus de drogue ou d’alcool pour faire face à la situation La situation risque d’être encore plus dangereuse si, en plus des signes avertisseurs, le souple vient de se séparer; s’ils ont des problèmes de garde et d’accès; s’il a accès à des armes; s’il est convaincu qu’elle fréquente quelqu’un d’autre; s’il a des antécédents de violence et s’il menace de faire mal à ses enfants, ses animaux ou de détruire ses biens. Intervenante francophone pour femmes victimes de violence Disponible sur rendez-vous pour tout le comté de Renfrew Téléphonez au 613-732-3675, ext 8014 Services gratuits et conﬁdentiels Ligne de soutien pour femmes victimes de violence — 7 jours / 24h par jour 1-877-femaide ou 1-877-336-2433 (numéro sans frais) Service gratuit et conﬁdentiel
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Lucky people Ottawa Valley residents took part in Saint Patrick Day events all across the valley. Above, Scott Greenough dances a jig at the DACA Centre’s celebration held Saturday, March 15. The celebrations were also on at the Lions Hall in Arnprior as Alissa Schlievert and Carter Pleau (photo left) enjoyed the Arnprior Agricultural Society’s St. Patrick Day Tea last Saturday afternoon. Young and old, everyone had a little Irish blood in their veins all over the Valley last weekend. Photo by PETER DeWOLF
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St. Patty’s at Island View Suites Bob Pecaskie presents roses to his granddaughters Alyssa Brown, left, and Kelsey Brown, right, and fellow dancer Traleena Rouleau, centre, after the girls danced for the residents at the Island View Suites as part of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The girls are part of the Sue Fay Healy School of Irish Dance, led in Arnprior by Jennifer Healy.
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Few places in the world compare to Canada and few Farmers’ Markets in Canada compare to The Carp Farmers’ Market. With a totally new and fresh approach this year, there are options galore for visitors at this popular Farmers’ Market. Even at Easter there will be a variety of products available to whet the appetite for what is to come at Spring Opening of the Carp Farmers’ market. The Carp Farmers’ Market regular Season Starts on May 28, 2008 through October 29th 2008. FREE ADMISSION, is wheelchair accessible and has plenty FREE PARKING for visitors Visit this truly Producer Based Farmers’ Market on Saturdays Rain or shine. Market hours are – 8.00 am until 1.00 pm. THE CARP FAIRGROUNDS in the lovely community of Carp only 20 minutes West of downtown Ottawa on Highway 417, take the Carp Road turn off & drive North till you see the Carp Fairgrounds on your right.
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Province promotes healthy eating during nutrition month Healthy eating and physical activity are not just good habits; they are also key to combating the onset of many chronic diseases. March is Nutrition Month, a perfect time to remind people that overeating and obesity is threatening the health of Ontarians. By being more physically active and maintaining a healthier body weight, people may reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and prevent some types of cancer and other illnesses. The province developed the Healthy Eating and Active Living Action Plan to support Ontarians in making healthy choices. The plan offers new programs and strategies and builds on existing ones to support healthy eating and active living in Ontario. The four strategies of the plan are: - Grow healthy children and youth - Build healthy communities - Champion healthy public policy - Promote public awareness and engage Ontarians “There’s no better way to celebrate Nutrition Month than for Ontario consumers and their families to be smart shoppers, eat healthy foods and do something active every day,” said Government and Consumer Services Minister Ted McMeekin. “Nutrition Month is a great opportunity to involve children in both the planning and preparation of healthy meals,” said Minister of Health Promotion Margarett Best. “It’s important that
we encourage the development of healthy eating habits in our youngsters, so they continue to make healthy choices as they get older.” Quick facts - In 2003, almost one out of every two adults in Ontario was overweight or obese. Between 1981 and 1996, the number of obese children in Canada between the ages of seven and 13 tripled - Increases in obesity rates are contributing to a dramatic rise in illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and some cancers.
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Learn more Read Ontario’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Action Plan. Find advice for healthier living at HealthyOntario.com Get information on nutrition and healthy eating at Eat Right Ontario. ca Speak to a registered dietitian at 1-877-510-5102. A combination of poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles can contribute to the onset of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. The Eat Right Ontario call centre provides trustworthy nutrition information free-of-charge to all residents in the province. Ontarians can speak to a Registered Dietitian by calling 1-877-510-5102 tollfree between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. HealthyOntario.com features articles and selfhealth assessment tools
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Meet a genuine pack rat When we moved from our big house in town (22 rooms is big in any man’s language) to what was built as our cottage, we had to gear down to five rooms. At the time I honestly thought I had gotten rid of the superfluous ‘collectibles’ I had amassed over 37 years of marriage. Now, as we face another move, I have come to the conclusion, “once a pack rat, always a pack rat.” Somehow, over the past 19 years, I have managed to accumulate so much “stuff ” that even a twoday auction would be hard pressed to clear the decks. Take my collection of angels for instance. They sit on ledges, bookcases, vanities, end tables, and hang from walls. And I love every one of them. Each has a story and it takes very little encouragement for me to tell anyone who will listen, where a certain angel came from, and the story behind it. So as I start the laborious task of packing up all this “stuff ” I start with the angels, determined to cull out duplicates. I leave a few out, firmly believing my angels are looking out for me, and I don’t want every last one of them packed away in a box in a storage shed. Wally looks at the huge
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Mary Cook box marked “fragile,” knowing perfectly well I have ignored his instructions to cull out as much as I can. They will all be moving with us. Now, how do you part with books? We are what you could call book people. Two book cases are crammed full, the coffee table is groaning from the load, and they rest everywhere there is a bit of space. But some of them have to go. After all, who needs three copies of The Royal Jewels? And we have enough reference books on Scotland to teach a course on the subject. So, we will be ruthless and cull books. Well, not all books. You see, I also collect
cook books. Two years ago when they numbered close to a couple hundred, I did take two cartons to the church bazaar. Unless, Wally, some night when the house is in darkness, and I am sound asleep, takes it upon himself to get rid of a couple dozen cook books, the entire lot will be moving with us. Often I am asked if I use them all. The answer is yes. While Wally is deep in the history of some foreign country, I can wile away several hours looking through a cook book. So somehow I will have to find a storage area for these treasured books, some of them dating back close to 100 years. Who needs five sets of china? I do. You see, they too have a history. One set belonged to Wally’s mother, one set can be called every-day dishes, one set was given to me by a dear friend, and my favourite set was bought one plate at a time when we were first married, and Wally’s weekly salary was equivalent to today’s hourly wage of a plumber-in-training. I remember buying it on what was called the ‘lay-away’ plan, and it took many years to accumulate
enough to set a table for dinner guests. So I certainly can’t part with that set. The other set is just too pretty, so it too, will make the move to our new digs. The very thought of culling out my hats, which I love with a passion, my collection of glass boxes, and countless linen table clothes (many of which don’t fit one table in the house) overwhelms me. I will have no trouble getting rid of clothes jamming my closet. Many pieces no longer fit, some have the ‘50’s written all over them, and it will give me a good excuse to update. Making a move is both exciting and frightening. Exciting because I look forward to a change in our accommodations, but frightening because I know that if I don’t do some serious culling soon, you-know-who will have boxes packed with big red letters written on their sides, “donate to the Exchange” or “ take in to the Salvation Army surplus store,” or even worse, I’ll get up one Monday morning and see him hauling big green garbage bags to the end of the lane,. I’ll know perfectly well, inside there is much more than household trash.
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Where should you invest - stocks or mutual funds? It’s one of the most common and vexing decisions for an investor - is it better to put your money into individual stocks or mutual funds? The simple answer is that both can be appropriate and they’re not mutually exclusive. It just depends on your personal circumstances. To determine which is right for you, it’s a good idea to take a number of factors into consideration. These include your level of investment experience, amount time available to conduct research, amount of time to be invested, comfort with volatility, ability to replace principal, sum of money that can be invested at the time of purchase, and the size and contents of your underlying base portfolio. Generally speaking, the less experienced you are as an investor, the less time available to manage your investments, and the less money at your disposal for investing, the more likely it is that mutual funds may be an appropriate choice for you. To understand why, consider the nature of mutual funds. They are a collection stocks, bonds or a combination of both, and they come with a couple of important advantages: 1. Mutual funds are professionally managed, so investors can benefit from that expertise. You don’t have to worry about choosing which stocks and
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with ownership of individual stocks, you would need much more money to establish reasonablysized positions in a range of stocks that would comprise a properly diversified portfolio. Constructing this portfolio would also require knowledge of industry allocations and proportions. To illustrate the point, think about your choices if you had $5,000 to invest. If you used that money to buy a high-quality equity mutual fund, you could gain exposure to many stocks. In purchasing individual stocks, that $5,000
cannot give you anywhere near the same diversification because you would only have enough money to buy a small position in a few companies. Imagine if you were to buy just a few stocks and one of those stocks performed poorly. The damage could be severe, whereas if that stock was just one of many within a mutual fund, the loss could be limited. As a rule of thumb, you might begin consideration of investing in individual stocks once you have a base portfolio size of greater than $100,000. For example, you could build a basket of 20 highquality, dividend-paying
stocks in different sectors and geographies for proper portfolio diversification. Each could have a weighting of five per cent. On the other hand, if you have smaller base portfolio — of less than $100,000 — you might find that mutual funds are preferable for the instant diversification. Mutual funds may also be more appropriate if you have a lower tolerance for risk. Stocks may deliver greater returns in the long run compared to mutual funds but they tend to come with slightly greater risk and investors need to be aware of their inherent
daily fluctuations. Whether it’s stocks, mutual funds or a combination of both, the key is selecting the right ones in the right amounts. That’s why it’s important to speak with your financial advisor to make sure your portfolio has appropriate holdings that are matched to your particular circumstances. 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 613-623-4030 or 1-888-723-8292.
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‘New, fresh eyes’ In urging support for retaining another noise expert, Pratt argued that “new, fresh eyes are needed.” The noise audit was incomplete, inconclusive and didn’t help council determine how to deal with the special permit problem, he said. As well, it is “disconcerting” previous noise experts didn’t realize the Virgin Lake area would be affected by the noise, he added. He said a new noise expert would be able to review the noise in “real operational conditions” in the first six weeks of the new CMP season. Pratt urged the review be done quickly, with a final report by June 15 and the evaluation by July 30, “so the CMP can get on with their business.” In the meantime, the CAO shouldn’t approve any spe-
cial permits for CMP until the new report is complete, especially as it’s clear motorcycle noise is a problem, he said. (The township has so far received two special permit applications from CMP — for a major motorcycle event on the May long weekend and the return of the Ted Powell Memorial car race in July.) Pratt said the report’s recommendations should be reviewed by the Ministry of Environment (MOE). Inviting its experts to the table will result in a better result for both the ratepayers and CMP, he maintained. Furthermore, the township should also get legal advice from a new source to ensure complete transparency and distance from the original drafting of the bylaw, he said. Only after a new independent review is complete and checked over for legal ramifications can council can get on with a noise bylaw that’s fair to all parties, he concluded. Emon said he didn’t accept the contention the process council hasn’t
been transparent. There have been at least 30 open meetings where the matter has been discussed and there has been no course of action taken without it being approved in open session, he said. The MOE has been consulted several times about the bylaw, he added. Emon said he sees no reason for a change in legal counsel, as the township’s bylaw has passed Ontario Municipal Board and divisional court scrutiny. Lehnhardt said that after some soul-searching, she “cannot support at this time costing the ratepayers any more money” by adding a new noise expert and lawyer to the process. The taxpayers were hit with a large increase last year to address crumbling infrastructure and even though council is holding the line this year, there are many needs, she said. She said she’d rather spend money on vehicles, roads, waste management and building up reserves, rather than allocating extra for the noise program. “The ratepayers’ pockets
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Advisory committee requested Pratt also suggested a community advisory committee be formed, made up of members from CMP, area resident associations, the reeve and a Ward One councillor. A committee would “go a long way toward ensuring ratepayers have a voice (in reviewing the bylaw),” he said. Emon said he is “hesitant, but curious” about
forming an advisory committee, but only if it were kept to four or five members. Mercer agreed, saying the cottage associations should have one member, not one representative per group. Pratt asked that the many recommendations made at the public meeting Feb. 10 be made available for the public. Baird said he could put them on the township website. Pratt concluded his comments by saying Phil Massad of Virgin Lake put things in perspective with his submission at the public meeting in which he pointed out the intent of the noise bylaw is to “regulate the noise level in the Township of Greater Madawaska so as to preserve, protect and promote ... the peace and quiet of inhabitants of the township.” john.carter@ metroland.com
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Continued from Page 12 He noted CMP says it wants to be co-operative. “They’re a world-class facility. Let them spend some world-class dollars to protect their neighbours.”
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World Water Day Saturday, March 22 another reason to celebrate wetlands As soon as their alarm clocks sound every morning, millions of Canadians have their first brush with wetlands. Think about it. Odds are the water in your shower has been through a wetland, along with the water flowing from your taps. That very same water, now serving the needs of your household, has likely spent a portion of its travels winding through a wetland being filtered in Mother Nature’s purification system. This year, on World Water Day, March 22, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is encouraging people to take a moment and think about
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40+ USED APPLIANCES, most are newer models with energy star certification. Free delivery, one year warranty. Call for prices and details. 613-623-1077 GST FOR FREE ON THE Clearly marked price of any car or van on the lot (Plus FREE Warranty). Only at Arnprior Truck Centre. Financing available OAC. Limited time offer. 613623-1600
FAST AND FURIOUS, Northumberland Motorsport Show 2008, vendor space available from March 29th-30th. Cars, bikes, boats, ATV’s, if it races, this is the show for you! Call Kerri at 905SEED: CERTIFIED SU- 373-7355 ext 234 or PERB Hard Red Spring email kmcgovern@ Wheat. Eligible for Pool northumberlandnews.com “C”. BARLEY: six row registered A.C.KLINCK, Foundation Encore. OATS: Foundation FIREWOOD Manotick Foundation Lachute, Certified A.C. Francis, A.C. Rigodon. FIREWOOD 65.00 Also common Buck- CORD, Mostly maple wheat for age peas. and some oak. Delivery Mixes available. is available. Reserve Robert Reid 613-432- your wood for the 3795 David Reid 613- Spring. Call 613-203432-7500 cell 613-433- 4316. 1354
TURKEYS Chickens, Ducks & Smoked Turkeys available for Easter. All Natural, Vegetable Grain Fed (no animal by-products). To order call:
LYONS FAMILY TURKEY FARM
613-658-3148 HOT TUB (SPA) CoversBest Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. WHITE CEDAR LUMCall 1-866-585-0056. BER, Decking, fencing, www.thecoverguy.ca all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and VMORGAN HORSES, joints also available. Call STRAW AND HAY, Stallion; sire and grand- Tom at McCann’s Forest 613-628-6199 sire were champions. Products Mare and fillies also for Noon or after 6:30pm. sale. Straw (wheat) and hay (1st cut) rd & small square bales. 613-4324508. MOVING--2 COUCHES $100 & $65, 2 End tables $25 2 lamps $20/pr 57” HD Hitatchi Rear projection TV with surround sound system, $1100 Pre-finished dining room table with 3 chairs $65 3- 17” monitors $25 each 19” colour TV $35 15” monitor $20 JVC Super VHS $35 RCA VHS $15 5 DVD cd changer $75 2 single beds $75 each Call 613-832-0347
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PIANO TUNING AND REPAIRS (New & Used) and moving to all makes of upright and grand pianos. Free estimates. Piano Man, Lionel Pauze 613-278-2017
PETS BICHON FRISE PUPPIES, Male/female, 10 weeks old, vet checked, hypo allergenic. $400. Delivery available. Renfrew. 613-432-8971.
HUNTER SAFETY/Canadian Firearm Safety Courses. Held throughout the Valley all year. Organize a group, get your’s free. Gift certificates available, competitive pricing, Dave Ar2005 Jeep Liberty Sport. bour, 613-257-7489. 18750km. Like new. www.valleysportsman Used price. Low mile- show.com age. Lady driven. No smoking. Garage kept REAL ESTATE half-life. Warranty. Silver FOR SALE exterior. Grey interior. $19,999. 613-880-1094 AUTO FINANCING FOR Credit challenged customers. Poor Credit History, bankruptcy etc. Its HOUSE FOR SALE free to apply with NO ob$349,900 ligation to buy. Arnprior 126 Moresby Drive, Truck Centre 613-623Kanata 1600 or apply online at home with w w w. o n t a r i o a u t o b r o k - Spacious backyard privacy - backers.com ing on to the NCC GREENSPACE. This 3 plus 1 bedroom home is JIM’S USED situated on a quiet family oriented street located AUTOS just minutes from 11 William Street East Arnprior Ontario schools, bus routes and 613-623-6499 shopping. Filled with nuor 613-622-5542 merous upgrades, in1997 FORD F150 XCAB cluding a large 3-season Mint. Certiﬁed for room overlooking the $ 7,99500 green space, central1998 ESCORT vac, air conditioning, fin2 Door, White ished basement with Certiﬁed for $ bedroom and full 3-piece 3,99500 bath, wet bar and sur1997 NEON round sound theatre 4 door, Auto Certiﬁed for area. Grapevine #17176. 00 $ Viewing appointment: 2,995 613-599-8703. 1994 CHEV ASTRO VAN Certiﬁed for
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1992 DODGE CARAVAN ES 7-passenger van, V6, good shape $1500 firm, as is, call Steve or Erica 613-6227531
1996 CHRYSLER CIRRUS 4 Door. Certiﬁed for
1998 FORD ESCORT Wagon. Certiﬁed for
1991 CLUB WAGON Good work van Certiﬁed for
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$39.99 MONTHLY Telephone Service $20 Unlimited Long Distance $20 Discount for referrals $40 for New Activations Call Toll Free 1866-391-2700 A Neighbourhood Connection
FOR RENT Modern, Clean, 1-Bdrm Loft Apartment. Corner of Landrigan & William Street. Ideal for quiet responsible, working individual or couple. $649 monthly includes heat, water, parking & plug in. Kitchen appliances & new washer/dryer. First & Last required. Applications available for suitable applicants. Preference to non-smokers and no pets. Available May 1, 2008. 613-623-0069 or 613-623-3366.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Large bright 1 bdrm in a quiet building, walking distance to down town Arnprior, laundry facilities on every floor, storage lockers on site, parking available. Move in bonus $525/mth 613523-0323 ext. 24
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
LARGE BRIGHT, 2 bedroom in a quiet mature tenant building, walking distance to downtown Arnprior. Laundry facilities on every floor, storage lockers on site. Parking available. $625/month Move in Bonus 613-523-0323 ext 24
SENIORS’ QUIET BACHELOR ground floor, private entrance, 80% furnished, parking. Near downtown. 130 Elgin St. W $445/month plus heat. First/last required. Available 1st. Call 613-623-4971
ARNPRIOR, 4 BEDAPARTMENTS ROOM townhouse, WilFOR RENT fred Cres. Available April. 4 appliances, ma3 BEDROOM, GROUND ture tenant. 1st and last floor apartment $800.00 month req’d. references. per month, plus hydro. 613-832-0245 First & last and references a must. No pets. 613APARTMENTS 623-5885
stove, parking with plug in. Suitable for mature adults , no pets. Alicia St. 613-623-2103
ALWAYS CLEAN, MODERN Secure 1&2 Bedroom apts. on First Avenue. Fridge, stove, parking incl. Discounts for mature tenants. 6238537 after 6pm Available April 1, 2008 2 Bdrm, includes heat, fridge, stove, parking. $715/mth plus hydro. Call 613-831-2724 CALABOGIE 1 BEDROOM apartment . Short term lease available. Quiet, renovated, no pets, non- smoker $590 plus hydro Available April 1, 2008 613-836-7082 or 613228-0693 FOR RENT CONSTANCE BAY 3 BDRM UPPER duplex apt. Large yard, 4 appliances, no pets. References 1st and last. April $850/mth plus hydro 613-832-0979/613-3272355
3 BEDROOM Apartment in Pakenham. Available April 1st. $975. utilities FULLY FURNISHED included. Call 613-624SHORT term units 5413. available in nice modern building with common BACHELOR APT FOR room & laundry faRENT $425/month Call cilities. Renfrew Inn Kevin 613-219-9030 Suites, 613-432-3636.
Apartments Large upper duplex, 2 bdrm Arnprior Laundry hookups, parking, shed, stove, large maintained lawn, water included. No pets. $675/mth Plus utilities. May 1st 613839-5451
1 BEDROOM ACCOMMODATIONS and studio apartments available in quiet modern building. INDUSTRIAL Starting at $600/month. COMMERCIAL SPACE Includes appliances, hydro, water, COMMUNITY FACILITY heat, cable, laundry facilities, SPACE AVAILABLE common room. FOR RENT, TOWN OF and Viewing by appointment ARNPRIOR Thinking of starting any only. Renfrew Inn Suites 613-432-3636. one of the following, Daycare, Church group, Clinic, Learning Center? 1 BEDROOM, ARNPRIWe have over 5000 sqft OR beautiful equipped, of space for rent, which Non-smoking, pet free, is bright, clean, contains laundry on-site, harda private gymnasium, ta- wood, renovated, sebles/chairs, bathrooms, cure, cable and express lots of parking, fenced in vu ready. 613-296-4521 outside area, open field, or 613-832-5559 commercial fire alarm, and many more features. 1 LARGE, 1 BEDROOM Centrally located, apartment with large $1200/month plus hydro. sundeck 18’x24’, first & Please call 613-623-4531 last. includes fridge and
WANTED, LOOKING TO buy used four-season camper/trailer to live in year round and to rent a lot suitable for trailer. Call 613-624-9296 OFFICE SPACE FOR Rent in Arnprior, corner of Daniel St. and McGonigal St. 1200 HUNTING sq/ft. Parking available 613-622-7931. HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS OFFICE/SHOP/WARECOURSE. Courses and HOUSE SPACE FOR exams held throughout Lease. Luxury or Modthe year. Free course if erate office space. Furyou organize a group, nished or not, flexible exams available. Wenda sizes and rates. 613-864-7369 Cochran, 613-256-2409.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
MAIN FLOOR SENIORS APARTMENTS. Now accepting applications. Renfrew Inn Suites. 613-432-3636.
ONE BEDROOM 2nd floor apartment with 2 appliances, 2 entrances, balcony and large sunken living room. Hot water, parking and appliances included. $590/month plus hydro. References and first and last required. Absolutely mature and very quiet persons need apply. 613-623-9243 or 613601-1601
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ARNPRIOR 1 Bedroom 2 bedroom w/balcony Clean * Quiet * Secure 2 minute walk to downtown Full laundry facilities - elevator Bell Express Vu ready Plenty of parking w/plugins Located at 6 John St. S., Arnprior Mature Tenants Only - No Pets Ask about our Senior Incentives Bachelor Apt. Available April 1st For more information call
TWO BEDROOM apartment, no children, no pets. Stove, fridge, parking. Suitable for mature adults only. First and last months rent. References. 613-623-6932
ROOM FOR RENT ROOM TO RENT. 1 PERSON TO SHARE a 4 bedroom home in White Lake area, with 1 other tenants, satellite tv in room and internet hookup avail. $450 incl. 613-623-8073
379 John St. (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.
613-818-5807 to arrange for a showing
PROFESSIONAL SINGLE, non-smoker, small 1 bedroom Apartment. $550 per month. Heat included. Hydro extra. Call Sharon 613-623-7922
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GENERAL HELP WANTED RetailTrack Mystery Shopping is looking for someone with an amazing attitude and fluent in French to work about 15-20 hours a week in our Kanata office. The WE ARE LOOKING FOR A job includes recruiting, hiring and evaluating mystery shoppers, and TO JOIN OUR TEAM helping in the administration of projects. The We offer a competitive wage and company group benefits. schedule is flexible. No Please send resume in confidentiality to: experience is necessary, although computer skills BARKER’S COLLISION CENTRE INC., Word, Excel) would Box 455, Renfrew, ON K7V 4A6 CL8752 (MS be an asset. If this sounds like you, e-mail FULL/PART TIME AZ- your resume to: BYTOWN **BE ADVISED THAT DZ Drivers Required, AZ email@example.com BACKHAULERS NO ONE MAY ASK Dedicated Ottawa-ToLTD. YOU FOR YOUR SOronto paid by trip, some Ottawa, Ontario CIAL INSURANCE layover, NOT LTL, AZ- S H I P P E R / R E C E I V E R NOW HIRING NUMBER UNLESS DZ City Work Paid hour- Mature organized person AZ Licensed Drivers THEY ARE PAYING ly, Verifiable Experience, required for warehouse. • Minimum 2 yrs YOU TAXABLE INHome Weekends, Fax Fax resume to 613-623experience COME OR YOU PAY resume to 613-831-9359 9694 Hours 5:30am • No Slip Seat TAXES TO THEM. or email bill@capital- 1:30pm • Competitive Com- dedicated.com pensation ALOETTE • USA border 25 women required imWORK Crossings INSIDE SALES mediately, EARN WANTED Call 1-800-801-6458 REPRESENTATIVE $300.00 for 6-10 hours Fax 1-888-831-7366 Full-time, base salary, of work. NO INVENTOEmail bjoanisse@bycommissions, health BRAD BRYDGES CONRY INVESTMENT, Free townbackhaulers.com benefits. An Ezipin STRUCTION all carpen$1000 Sales Kit. TrainSales Representative try including decks, garing provided. 613-623DOES THE IDEA of loves to pursue new ages, siding, facia & so7200 or 1-866-223-6687 earning $5000- business with an insa- fit, ash fault, metal roofLOOKING FOR EXPE- $25,000/month appeal to tiable appetite to win ing, construction of log you? Call Toll Free 888- customers and gain cabins & homes, also RIENCED PART-TIME Dental Receptionist. 271-9467 loyalty. You will sell small back hoe ideal for Must be familiar with OTTAWA’S LARGEST electronic prepaid so- fencing, trenching, lot computerized appoint- Landscaping Company lutions and services to clearing and basement ment and billing sys- pays $100-$500 DAILY merchants across repairs 613-752-2708 or tems. 10-15 hours per for outdoor Summer work. Canada & the US. 613-432-1668 week, including occa- Hiring honest, energetic You will introduce Ezisional evenings, week- individuals to fill our many pin to independent MUSIC/DANCING days and Saturdays in Summer positions. and corporate acINSTRUCTION Arnprior. Send resume counts, set phone apspringmasters@ pointments, to Box “B” 116 John St. Email: make AND SAXOhotmail.com N Arnprior Ont. K7S 2N6 product presentations, FLUTE and close sales in ac- PHONE LESSONS cordance with Ezipin’s Beginner to Advanced All ages welstrategic sales plan. levels. Experienced Must have proven come. sales experience. teacher has a few openFluent in English. ings available now! 613French is definite as- 623-1180 evenings and set. Other languages weekends
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an asset. Please forward your resume with cover letter and salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (613) 831-6678.
experience preferred but not necessary EXCELLENT WAGES AND OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RIGHT INDIVIDUALS WITH POTENTIAL YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT Please forward resumes to: Fax: 613-256-8357 email: email@example.com RR# 2 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 CL8823
Industrial Millwright Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking an Industrial Millwright for its Renfrew Operations. The position involves a broad range of routine and non-routine maintenance responsibilities for light to heavy manufacturing equipment. Shift work is required for this position. The successful candidate will require an Industrial Millwright license with several years of related experience. The individual should have a good working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics and electrical experience would be considered an asset. As a Millwright Mechanic you will be a member of the bargaining unit with an attractive wage and beneﬁt package. The position offers job security, good working conditions and challenging job responsibilities. Will consider third or fourth year apprentice. Please submit your resume to: Human Resources Department Scapa North America 609 Barnet Blvd. Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z4 We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CL8834
PART TIME - RELIABLE MATURE PERSON preferably a retiree to clean Business and perform minor repairs. 613-6236852 613-277-3863 PLATINUM CONSTRUCTION experienced & reliable deck & fence builders needed in west end. Own tools not required. Great pay - steady work. call 613-831-5066 RECEPTIONIST required part-time to fulltime potential for Veterinary clinic in Carp. Duties include scheduling appointments, receiving clients, filing, general cleaning duties, assisting veterinarian as required. Must be comfortable handling animals, possess good time management skills, outgoing, excellent telephone skills and have the ability to work independently. Must have working knowledge of Word and Excel. Familiarity with AviMark would be a definite asset. Please fax resumes to 613-8393334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS or Service to over 4 million adults in Ontario. Call today to book your classified word ad in over 100 community newspapers! Regional & Weekly packages avail. (Includes online). 416-4931300 ext. 237, 288, 276
EXPERIENCED, accurate and affordable. Call us for a free quote. Saturn Accounting Services Ltd. 55 John Street N. Arnprior 613-623-5258 Woodlawn 613-832-4699
INCOME TAX RETURNS. Retired Revenue Canada Auditor with over 35 years experience. Larry Pulcine 613-623-4444
INCOME TAX, GENERAL, rental and small business. Fast, efficient & confidential. Many years experience. Call for appointment Rita Clouthier 613-623-5479
ACCOUNTING, Bookkeeping, Payroll, GST, PST, WSIB. Personal & Corporate Tax Returns. Business Analysis. We specialize in Quickbooks, Simply and MYOB Conversion. Excellent References.
Enjoy a Happy and Safe Easter Weekend! CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
COUNTY OF RENFREW
Summer Employment Opportunities The County of Renfrew is accepting applications for the summer employment opportunities listed below.
JR. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN Public Works & Engineering Department Rate: $14.31 per hour
BRAESIDE GOODSTART DAYCARE, spaces available, part or fulltime, flexible times for start and pickup. Receipts provided. Call Susan 613-623-2462
KINBURN QUALITY CHILDCARE 2 spaces available. Clean, safe environment. Nonsmoking, an acre of land to play and explore. Park, crafts, games, healthy snacks, lots of fun and experiences. First Aid and criminal background check done. Call Brenda 613-8390720
Approx. End Date: August 29, 2008
LABOURER Public Works & Engineering Department (4 positions – 1 position at each of the following patrol garages: Pembroke, Cobden, Goshen (Renfrew), and Southwest (Palmer Rapids)) Rate: $10.01 per hour
Approx. Start Date: June 30, 2008
Approx. End Date: August 29, 2008
Duties: Assist with debris and litter pickup on County roads, installation of roadway signage, repairs to fencing, guardrails and guide posts, trimming or removal of trees, brush and grass from County roads and garage and yard maintenance. Qualiﬁcations: • Secondary school education is preferred • A valid driver’s license is required Speciﬁc Work Attire: • Must have CSA approved safety boots
GROUNDS LABOURER (Positions available at the following Renfrew County Housing Corporation locations: Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior and Barry’s Bay) Rate: $10.01 per hour
Approx. Start Date: May 5, 2008
Approx. End Date: August 29, 2008
Duties: Assist with grass cutting, repairs to patios, garbage handling, painting, carpet shampooing, general assistance to custodians and maintenance personnel on a wide range of repair and janitorial tasks. Qualiﬁcations: • Secondary school or college education is preferred Speciﬁc Work Attire: • Must have CSA approved safety boots
RCHC CLERK Renfrew County Housing Corporation– Renfrew Site Rate: $10.01 per hour
Approx. Start Date: May 5, 2008
Duties: Assist with preliminary engineering ﬁeld survey and construction layout, collection, compilation and analysis of ﬁeld data pertaining to the County road and bridges systems, data entry, preparation of summary reports and documents, accumulation of trafﬁc data, preparation and reproduction of plans and other documents, construction review and related duties as assigned. Qualiﬁcations: • University or college registration, preferably in Civil or Structural Engineering or Technology • Proﬁcient in the use of computers and computer software (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, AutoCAD, etc.) • Excellent physical condition and health • Must have valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle • Survey course will be considered an asset Speciﬁc Work Attire: • Must provide personal CSA approved safety footwear
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
Saturn Accounting Services Ltd. Woodlawn: 613-832-4699 Arnprior: 613-623-5258
Approx. Start Date: May 5, 2008
Approx. End Date: August 29, 2008
Duties: Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible to provide support and assistance for ﬁrst line reception for the Renfrew County Housing Corporation including assisting in the archiving of RCHC ﬁles. Qualiﬁcations: • Must be able to maintain strict conﬁdentiality within this department • Secondary school or college education is preferred. Speciﬁc Work Attire: • Ofﬁce attire Please note that positions may be dependent on funding approval. A separate application is required for each position. Please specify location preference (if applicable). Applications will be received until positions are ﬁlled. MAIL Human Resources County of Renfrew 9 International Drive Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 Attn: (Job Title)
FAX (613) 735-7590 EMAIL email@example.com (in MS Word or pdf format) www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca
All applicants must be registered with both the: • HRDC Summer Career Placement Ofﬁce • Summer Jobs Service Ofﬁce (www.algonquincollege.com/jobconnect)
Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. CL8835
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$$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE DEBTS, mortgages to 100%, no income, bad credit OK! Ontariowide Financial Corporation 1-888-307-7799.
ROOF TOP SNOW REMOVAL Prompt professional service. Experienced staff, fully insured. Free Estimates Call 613866-4920 or 613-6225875
ANTIQUES et (and) cetera (other) wonderful collectables and gifts. 28 Elgin Street. Historic, downtown Arnprior. Just a twinkle west of Ottawa. 613-622-0611 DISABILITY PRODUCTS BUY/SELL Stair lifts, Porch lifts, Bath Lifts, Scooters, Hospital Beds, etc. Call Silver Cross 613-231-3549 FURNITURE REFINISHING by experienced restorer. Bring back original charm of family heirlooms. Free local pickup. ANTIQUES etcetera. 28 Elgin Street. Arnprior, 613-622-0611 HABECKER’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
DON’T MISS “Canada at a Crossroads” Hon. Perrin Beatty, Wednesday April 2 2008 12:00 noon, Limited Seating Tickets, $20 / person. Call UOV Chamber of Commerce by March 28th, 613-732-1492.
HORSE/TACK CONSIGNMENT SALE Saturday March 22 2008 Tack sells 10 am-Horses 2pm Galletta Livestock Auction Barn 1/2 hr W Kanata, 10 mins E Arnprior. Consign early, Call Tracey 613-6239455
th 90 Birthday
Look who is turning
Maple Season is Here! OPEN DAILY
Roland “Rollie” Goulet
'til April 20 9 am- 5 pm Easter Festivities Easter Egg Hunt & Music Sat & Sun • Restaurant • Taffy • Games • Cotton Candy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Hayrides • Face Painting - 4 days CL8369
PERSONALS PRAYER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
Free Pay Per View Find the game, and we will pay. Seriously. Legal age required. No purchase limits. Open 4 - 11, seven days a week. Game on earlier? Call us and see if you can convince us to open. Cyclones at the Best Western Renfrew. 613-433-3663
(Never known to fail,) Oh Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here, you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none who can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (three times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. J.R.
Please join our family in celebrating our Mother’s 90th birthday, Saturday March 22, 2008 2-5 PM St. John’s Anglican Church at 325 Sandhill Road in Kanata, ON
Everyone welcome. Best Wishes only please.
Happy Birthday Dad, Grandpa, G-Pa!
SHHH!! IT’S A SURPRISE
Much love Denise, Claude, Lisa, Russ, Hannah, Jacob, Jason, Katrina, Kienan, Scarlett, Lou, Sally, Brad, Bridget, Zackary, Elianna, Danielle, Mitch, Logan, Rob, Janine
Anyone wishing to visit Rollie Saturday, Mar. 29, 2pm–3:30pm St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall are Welcome
80th Birthday Party for
DONA FRASER on Sunday, March 30th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lost your keys, wallet, or just about anything else that is smaller than a breadbasket? Check with us ﬁrst! People frequently bring found items to our front desk.
It is with great pleasure that Tim & Lianne (Coady) announce the safe arrival of their new baby girl, AMYLIA JORDYN HEALEY, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. on February 28, 2008 at 1:50 a.m. Proud grandparents are Dan & Sharon Coady of Kinburn and Howard & Linda Healey of Stittsville. A new baby cousin to love for Kayleigh & Kelseigh Coady and Nina & Isabelle Healey. Many thanks to Dr. Stillman and the nursing staff at Almonte General Hospital and to our gracious doula Sheri Slater.
CL8830 SERVING ARNPRIOR, WEST C ARLETON, PAKENHAM AND MCNAB-BRAESIDE SINCE 1879
Lawn Maintenance Tree/HedgeTrimming and Removal Yard cleanups Aerating,Dethatching & more Licensed and Insured
Cory 613-622-5780 cell 613-859-1056 RELIABLE HANDYMAN AVAILABLE. Will do snow removal, painting, light carpentry, cleaning, odd jobs, etc. Very reasonable. Call Peter at 613-266-8878.
ROOM REVIVAL Don’t replace — revive your space • • • •
Furniture Arranging Color Consultations Window Treatments House Staging for Resale
Certiﬁed Interior Decorator Box 199 Braeside, Ont. K0A 1G0 (613) 623-8954
Toss it, SELL IT.
116 JOHN STREET N., ARNPRIOR
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.
TWO FOR ONE
Mechanic • Ottawa West (six-month contract)
CARDS OF THANKS
NACHOS, WINGS AND PIZZA NOON – 5:30 PM AND 8PM – 10PM
HOME OF THE $1.00 HOTDOG Best dog in the Valley!
Our mother, Florida Young, was a very special person in our lives. She will be greatly missed.
X-BOX 360 GUITAR HERO and ROCK BAND 50” PLASMA HD CATCH ANY HOCKEY GAME
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Karen and Garry Lyons of Arnprior along with Lore Thomssen and the late Manfred Thomssen of Admaston are pleased to announce the recent engagement of their children Sara Lyons and Henning Thomssen. Wedding to take place Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at Grace St. Andrew’s in Arnprior. Love and Best Wishes from your families
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Thank you to our family, friends and community for the phone calls, visits, food, generosity, kindness and love we have received at this difficult time.
“BLUES NIGHT” Third Thursday of each month
Heads Up for Healthier Brains Protect Your Head
Thank you to the Staff at Quail Creek Retirement Home for the excellent care given to mom for the six years she called Quail Creek her home. Thank you to the Staff at the Bonnechere Manor for the love, kindness, and compassionate care mom received. Thank you to God for the amazing strength he gives to us. Thank you to Rev. Richard Hollingsworth for his visits and compassionate care and for a most appropriate celebration of life service for Florida. Thank you to Will Briscoe at Anderson Funeral Home for his understanding and guidance.
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Dedicated to complying with safety and regulatory requirements, you will perform diagnosis, repairs, and preventative maintenance as well as ensure apprentice mechanics are trained and work is approved while maintaining dialogue with drivers regarding vehicle maintenance. Certified as a technician with a 310T or 310S licence, you have solid teamwork and communication skills, the ability to manage our fast-paced environment, and demonstrated fleet maintenance success with diesel and gas systems.
Improve your lifelong brain health & help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by avoiding brain injuries and repeated concussions. Use seatbelts and wear a helmet for sports. Make the connection for a healthier brain. Visit www.alzheimerontario.org or call your local Alzheimer Society
Thank you Everyone. The Young Family
Interested candidates should apply in writing to Norm Stableford by e-mail at: email@example.com, Attn: OW-MT.
Saturday, March 29th, 2008 8:30-12:45. Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Road, (Cor. of Pierce and Malakoff)
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WILSON, Samuel Glenn
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say, Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so very much, whatever the part.
Peacefully at Almonte Country Haven with loved ones by her side on Saturday morning, March 15th, 2008. Margaret Isabel Dazé of Arnprior at the age of 97 years. Daughter of the late Charles Alexander Gilmour and the late Laura Ann Cuthbertson. Beloved wife of the late Tony Dazé (1990). Cherished mother of Marlyn Gatien (late Ray), Bob (Mary), Bill (Linda), Peter (Debbie), Susan Miller (Ellard) and Jane Vallentyne. Predeceased by a daughter, Ann Brisson and a son C.J. “Bud” Dazé. Special mother-in-law of Bob Brisson (Linda McAllister) and Bette Dazé. Dear sister of Jean Baker (late Bill) of Almonte Country Haven. Also predeceased by her only brother, Ken Gilmour. Dearly loved and proud Nana of 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Isabel Dazé will be conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Tuesday morning, March 18th at 11 o’clock. Rev. Meg IllmanWhite of Grace St. Andrew’s United Church ofﬁciating. Interment will follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. For those wishing, a donation made to the Almonte Country Haven would be most appreciated by the Dazé families.
June 28, 1930 Feb. 1, 2008 Born in Arnprior the son of the late Samuel Garnet Wilson and the late Edith Lillian Glenn, beloved husband of Estelle Gertrude Devine (2003). Survived by sisters Jean (Robert) Fitzpatrick, Delta, B.C., Margaret (Bill) Howard, Mission , B.C., Elizabeth “Buff” (Bill) Laventure, Arnprior, Ont., his brother John Gilmour Wilson of Penticton, B.C., sister-in-law Marguerite Gauthier (late Sylvio), Rockland, Ont. Predeceased by three sisters Grace (late Fallon) Farrell, Sudbury, Ont., Mary (late John) Phillips, Cambridge, Ont., Louise (Joe) MacLaren, Vernon, B.C. and sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were conducted Feb. 4, 2008 by Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, followed by cremation, conducted by Rev. Albert Hopkins. Interment will take place in Smiths Falls in the spring. Sam was retired from many years at Bell Telephone Co. in Montreal, Pembroke and Smiths Falls. Sam was actively involved with the Masonic Lodge. Shriners, as well as the Civitan Club. San accomplished his dream to refurbish two antique ﬁre trucks which are now used proudly by the Shriners Club in area parades. A special thanks to his good friends and neighbours Reg and Judy Irvine for their care and kindness during Sam’s illness. He will be missed by his many family and friends.
Carrie Lee Dodd Daughter, Sister, Mother Grandmother, and Aunt, Who passed away March 25, 2007.
We would also like to extend gratitude to Boyce Funeral Home.
We did not see you close your eyes, Nor did we hear you sigh, We only heard that you were gone, Without a last goodbye Our hearts still ache with sadness, And secret tears still ﬂow, For what it meant to lose you No one will ever know.
When we are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your photo You seem to smile and say “Don’t cry, I’m only sleeping, We’ll meet again someday.”
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Connie and family.
Missing you with every passing day. Love, Mom, Dad and Family
Srodulski, Jerry John The family of the late Jerry Srodulski would like to thank: Dr. Mark G. Robson, Paramedics, Police Ofﬁcers, Father Dobec, Sister Nancy, Choir, Ladies of C.W.L., Pallbearers, Pilon Funeral Home and Staff. To the many friends and neighbours for their sympathy cards, spiritual bouquets, visits at the Funeral Parlor and Mass offerings. Also, to the employees of Nylene Canada who came to the funeral parlor to pay last respects to a fellow worker. And all family members who attended the funeral.
KASPRZAK, Stanislawa “Stella”
Thank You All Family of Jerry Srodulski Emilia Srodulski Edward Srodulski CL8814
You are often in our thoughts An your memory we treasure We love you and miss you. Bruce, Beryl and family Donna, Bruce and family
FRED CARSS IN LOVING MEMORY of my Husband, father, and No. 1 Buba who passed away March 21, 2004. We all miss you. Love Gladys, Cathy and Mike, Beth and Dan and Grandchildren
IN LOVING MEMORY OF AUNTIE CARRIE who passed away 1 year ago March 25, 2007. Roses are red Violets are blue To my Auntie Carrie I sure miss you. Love always, Payton
BANES, Jack (Korean War Veteran) July 4, 1928 – March 16, 2008 Peacefully in hospital at Arnprior with his family by his side on Sunday evening, March 16th, 2008. Donald Jack Banes of Arnprior at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Beverley June Offord. Dearly loved father of Donald (Janice) and Debbie Hodgins (Clarence). Cherished “Poppa” of Terry Hodgins, Donald, Justin and Tylin Banes. Predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Eileen Banes and his brother, Richard (Doreen of Wilno). Friends are invited to join us for an informal time of remembrance at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday evening, March 25th from 7 to 9 p.m. Jack’s cremated remains will rest alongside those of his beloved Bev at the Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. For those wishing, a donation made to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring Campaign” would be appreciated by his family.
Renfrew Count Warden 1975 Reeve of McNab Township 1968-1978 & 1983-1991 Retired Farmer Passed away with his family by his side in the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Saturday, March 15 2008 at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Marion Russett (Richardson). Dear father of the late Kaye Fraser. Grandfather of Don Fraser, Sheila Renaud (Fraser), and Bradley Fraser all of the Arnprior and McNab area. Great grandmother of Ashley Fraser, Kayla, Joshua and Carolyn Renaud. Great-great grandfather of Alexis. Son of the late John and Matilda Russett of Glasgow Station.
Suddenly but peacefully in hospital at Renfrew on Sunday morning, March 16th, 2008. Stella Kasprzak of Arnprior at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late John Kasprzak. Dearly loved mother of Joanne Casey of Arnprior, Katherine Kasprzak of Renfrew, Mary Needham (Dave) of RR#1, Arnprior, Helen Fortier (Don) of Lyn, Ontario, Barbara Bennett of Barbados, John (Nancy McLennan) of Brockville, Christie-Anne Silverthorn (Terry) of Bon Accord, Alberta and Stanley (Jan) of Ottawa. Predeceased by a son, Paul. Cherished “Grandma” of Shaun (Tara), Kelly, Jennifer, Kimberley (Marc), Matthew (Melissa),Gregory, Daryl, Christopher, Carla (Steve) and Cameron (Miranda) and “Great-Grandma” of Mya, Scott and Eryn. Predeceased by siblings: Janina Disza, Josefa Pajchel, Stafan Wywial, Edward Wywial and Jan Wywial. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Holy Thursday morning, March 20th at 9:30. Interment will follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery. In memory of Stella, a donation made to your favorite charity would be appreciated by the Kasprzak families. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S, Renfrew on Wednesday March 19 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am in Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt St. S, Renfrew. Spring Interment Thompsonville Cemetery. For those desiring, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation, 499 Raglan St. N, Renfrew, ON, K7V 1P6 would be appreciated.
SMYTH, Shirley Evalene Passed away peacefully with loving family by her side at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, on March 15th, 2008, in her 51st year. Beloved mother of Lauren and Joshua, sister of Bruce, Sylvia and Sara and daughter of Marion and the late Gillies Smyth. Shirley was born on the 19th of March, 1957. She was educated at the University of Guelph where she graduated in 1979 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Genetics. Upon her graduation, she began her career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and in 1983, started a new career at IBM Canada where she worked for the following 24 years. She will be remembered by those close to her as a loving and caring woman, with boundless strength and an unbreakable spirit. A funeral service will be held at the Pakenham United Church on Saturday, March 22nd at 1 p.m. Interment at Pakenham Union Cemetery. Her family would like to give a very special thanks to her caring staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and at Mount Sinai Hospital for their tireless devotion and incredible support. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations in memory of Shirley can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Leukemia Cancer Centre or to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences can be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com.
YOUNG, Florida Passed away after a short illness on Sunday March 9th 2008 at the Bonnechere Manor at the age of 91. Pre-deceased by her husband John. Loving mother of George (Ella) and Grace (the late Murray) Yantha. Proud grandmother of Laurie Gauvreau (Jerry deBoer), Robert Yantha, Craig (Gilindy) Young, Rebecca (Howard) Mende and Ruth Young (Greg Mulligan). Dear great grandmother of Jacqueline Gauvreau, Jonathan Mende, O’Sean Young and Jeremy deBoer. She will be missed by her brothers and sisters. Florida was very active in the community especially the Glasgow Women’s Institute and the Glasgow United Church. She was also quite involved with the Waba Cottage Museum and a long time exhibitor of the Renfrew Fair. The family would like to thank the staff at the Quail Creek Retirement Home for their excellent care of Florida and the staff at the Bonnechere Manor for their understanding and compassionate care. Funeral Arrangements Friends called at the Anderson Funeral Home & Chapel, 22 Raglan St. S, Renfrew on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service was held at Glasgow United Church, Glasgow Station on Thursday at 11:00 am. Spring Interment Goshen Cemetery. For those desiring donations to the Glasgow United Church or the charity of your choice.
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BOYD CAMPBELL IN LOVING MEMORY of a Special Dad, Grampa and Great Grampa who passed away March 17, 2005.
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10 CHARLES ST. — #8 GROUND FLOOR LIVING — in this 2 bedroom end unit – completely redone interior with 3 included brand new appliances – parking available – c/air. Call Helen @ 4323711 or 432-0058.
10 CHARLES ST. — #12 LARGE 2 BEDROOM CONDO — with bright & spacious LR, laundry on main ﬂoor, new kitchen with 3 appliances included – parking – newly landscaped exterior – c/air. Call Helen @ 432-3711 or 432-0058. 198614
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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, good-sized liv rm, plus den on main level. 3 bedrm & 3 pce bath on 2nd level. 1 bedrm apt. has goodsized liv rm & access to back yd deck, laundry hook-up in kitchen, 1 pce bath off kitchen, bath on 2nd level. $
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. $
GREAT NEW FAMILY HOME 3 Bedrooms, walk to school & shopping mall. Open concept, hardwood & ceramic ﬂoors. 3 baths, Maple kitchen, gas ﬁreplace, fenced backyard, 2 car attached garage with entrance to foyer. $
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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. $
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. $
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. $
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WHITE LAKE VILLAGE Cozy, well-maintained bungalow on large mature lot. Open concept living/dining areas, woodstove in living room, den, nice kitchen with ample cupboard space. Detached, single garage with storage and power. Quiet area. MLS#686696 $159,900 1017 POINT ROAD Well-constructed 17 unit all-brick 2 storey apartment in the Village of White Lake. 1 & 2 bedroom units all have sunrooms. Common activity lounge with wood burning fireplace. Large patio from common room. Kitchen facilities in the common room. Spare Bedroom. MLS#680262 $715,000 EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION For this stately brick home. Walk to schools, church, beach, hospital and downtown. This home was formerly a 2 unit and converted back to a single family. Zoning would permit you to convert back to a 2 unit. (Great in-law potential). Upgraded electrical, newer oil tank. This home requires upgrading but would be money well-spent because of the choice location! MLS#675599 $209,900
86 FLEMING DRIVE Only lot left in this subdivision.142 feet of prime waterfront. Deep water just a few feet from shore. Sloping lot. Very private. Excellent ﬁshing and boating. Custom plans for a 2800 sq ft post and beam available. Between Burnstown & Calabogie. Don't hesitate! MLS#672139 $190,000 1706 USBORNE ST., BRAESIDE THIS UNIQUE HOME was built as a church in 1881. It was totally renovated in 1990 and has been updated since. Terriﬁc setting on rural corner lot offering great views of rolling countryside from covered veranda. Bright, spacious kitchen with eating area. Open concept living/dining with original hardwood ﬂoors. The serious mechanic/hobbyist will love the 2-bay commercial-sized garage with hoist, compressor, ofﬁce and storage. House boasts 3+1 bedrooms and 2 baths. $269,900
BUILT IN 1850 this original log home (presently clad in wood) sits on 77 acres of mixed hardwood, softwood and pasture land. Well back from the road the home has commanding views of pasture and woods. A peaceful country retreat with all the comforts of a modern home. 10 minutes from Arnprior and Pakenham, 30 minutes to Scotiabank Place. Fabulous country kitchen with exposed beams and pine ceilings, 34x34 garage, inground pool, hot tub. UNIQUE! MLS#679675 $340,000
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2 – 4 PM, 27 JENNIFER LANE, RENFREW MLS#687661 June Laplaunte, Sales Rep ROYAL LEPAGE ENRIGHT REAL ESTATE, 613-623-7922
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PREVIEWING BEGINS AT 5:00 PM OVER $250,000 OF HIGH QUALITY NEW HOME FURNISHINGS AND DÉCOR TO BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
ABSOLUTELY NO MINIMUM BIDS, NO RESERVES!!! ✩ High Quality 3–4 Piece Sofa Sets -Many Colours and Styles to Choose From ✩ High Quality 4–10 Piece Pub Sets – Available in Oak, Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany Finishes ✩ High Quality Beautiful Dining Room and Dinette Sets in an Array of Finishes ✩ High Quality King & Queen Size Bedroom Suites with various styles from contemporary to traditional ✩ Elaborate Selection of Hand Cut Leaded Glass Lamps in an Array of Styles and Spectacular Colours ✩ Collection of High Quality Egyptian, Persian and Belgian Area Rugs from Traditional to Contemporary Designs ✩ New and Refurbished Electronics ✩ Home Décor and Accessories such as Mirrors, Benches, Ottomans, Occasional Tables. Too many to list!!! ✩ Artwork in a Variety of Styles by Well-Known Canadian and North American Artists ✩ Dish Sets, Knife Sets, Pot Sets ✩ NEW Products arriving Daily
A MUST ATTEND AUCTION!!!
613.256.0010 65 MILL STREET ALMONTE ONTARIO
Some items have limited quantity. First come, first serve. Sorry no rain checks. Products may differ from pictures shown and described. All sales are final. Sale conducted by Hallco International Inc.
CHANGING THE WAY CANADA SHOPS DISCOVER THE “BIG DEALS!” AUCTION ADVANTAGE — YOU SET THE PRICE!!!
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Students, be your own boss this summer Enterprising Ontario students are being given the opportunity to start up and run their own businesses this summer. It’s all part of the Ontario government’s Summer Company program, which provides young innovators with the practical hands-on business training, mentoring and essen-
tial business skills they need to thrive. Entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29 can qualify for grants of up to $3,000 from the Ontario government. Applications are due by April 30, 2008. Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder Takhar joined several past sum-
www.ontario.ca mer company students on Breakfast Television today. The students showcased their successful businesses launched by the Summer Company program.
“Our government is providing future business leaders with an outstanding opportunity to learn first-hand how entrepreneurs become successful
and remain competitive,” said Takhar. “The Summer Company program was the real push factor for me to actually start my own business,” said Adam Lucci, owner of Mercury Apparel and past Summer Company participant. “The program gave me valuable real-life experience that I couldn’t
get in a classroom.” The Summer Company program has supported over 1,700 students to launch their own businesses since the program began in 2001. Summer Company 2007 accepted 263 students from across the province. Visit www.ontario.ca for more information.
Hymn Festival set for April 13 “In praise to the Lord and as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 516 Airport Road, Petawawa invites everyone to a Hymn Festival on April 13 at 7 p.m.,” says a news release from the church. “It will be an extravaganza of the Handbell Choir, Senior Choir, pipe organ/piano and special instrumental and vocal musical guests. “An audience sing-along will be a highlight,” the group adds. Admission is free. For more information, please call Pastor Meleg at 613-687-6971 or Kevin Nieman at 613-687-4427.
BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME 3 br 2 bath, all updates have been done. . . wiring, windows, roof, baths, kitchen +++, just move in and enjoy! Great lot & oversized single car garage. MLS# 687967
Your Hometown Experts!! Town Centre Realty Ltd. BROKERAGE 201 Daniel St. S., Arnprior
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• Timeshare on Calabogie Lake • Two bedrooms, gas fireplace, balcony • Indoor pool, boat rental, tennis, sand beach, restaurant • Enjoy this four season resort... skiing to swimming, snowmobiling to hiking. MLS#683327 Mike
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• Gorgeous waterfront lots on Norcan Lake. • Lot sizes vary from 10 acres to 52 acres – Starting @ $169,900 Call Denis
Denis Lacroix Broker of Record
Cindy Toner Broker
Bernice Horne Broker
www.bernicehorne.com (613) 601-1040
BUILDING LOTS • LOT - Ottawa River nearby. Build your dream home. MLS#685374 $69,900 • LOT FOR SALE - Well & septic installed. White Lake MLS #685759 $83,900 • Build your dream home surrounded by nature's beauty in Vydon Village. Lots from $59,900 • 26 acres - Lot 12 Woodridge Court, Braeside MLS#674067 $119,900
• Economical condo living within walking distance to downtown core • Security building, elevator and well-maintained condo corporation • Approx. 800 sq. ft. of living space with private balcony • Clean, move-in condition. MLS #688515 Denis
DOWNTOWN RENFREW AREA
• Solid, well-maintained 2+ bedroom home • Large eat-in kitchen and dining room • Completely finished lower level with new natural gas stove • Newer 1-1/2 detached garage with remote opener • Updates: windows, doors, shingles, furnace and central air. MLS#687171 Bernice
• Family home on quiet crescent • Hardwood flooring • 2 cozy fireplaces • 3 bathrooms, rec room and 3-season room • Recent upgrades to windows and bathrooms • Large deck overlooking private yard • Oversized ravine lot MLS#686134 Denis
Lori Johnston & Lisa McLachlan Broker Sales Rep
Gerry Pulcine Sales Rep
Paula Hartwick Sales Rep
Direct Line: 613-797-6994 gerry.pulcine@ sympatico.ca
Direct Line: 613-858-4851 www.PaulaHartwick.com
Direct Line:613-860-8200 www.LoriJohnston.ca
• Charming 2-storey, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom close to downtown • Workshop for the handyman • Most majors already done • Stop paying rent. • Make us an offer! MLS#676246 Monica
BLACKSMITH GATE 16 Sheffield Road, Arnprior • Enjoy carefree condo living • 1 & 2 bedroom suites available • Laminate & ceramic • In-suite laundry Lori
• Lovely brick bungalow boasts large eat-in kitchen, spacious master bedroom plus 2 generous sized bedrooms • Full basement • Wood burning fireplace • Central air • Patio doors to back deck • 30 minutes to Ottawa • Minutes to Highway 417 MLS#686524 Paula
• Located on busy main street • Commercial possibilities • Call today! Cindy
• You gotta see this one! • Classic stone, well-kept bungalow • Extra large lot, close to schools, hospital and the park • Heated marbe foyer • Spacious, vaulted living areas • Unique retro bathrooms • Bright kitchen area • Extras include heated garage, greenhouse and cold storage • Ideal home for the discerning buyer MLS#687197 Denis
POSTCARD PERFECT RIVER VIEW NEAR CALABOGIE • Custom designed/built 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom brick home • Gleaming hardwood and ceramic tile floors throughout • River view bonus room above attached double garage • Lower level guest area with walkout patio MLS#685971 Bernice
• Large 4 bdrm, 1 bath in centre town location • Lots of potential as a fix-up or investment property MAKE US AN OFFER! MLS#681030 Monica
• Family-sized home in newer subdivision • Open concept main level with vaulted ceilings • Three large bedrooms • Huge family room MLS#684977 Gerry
• One-of-a-kind waterfront bungalow with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and boat launch • Terraced landscaped lawn to water with stairs • New roof, wiring and plumbing in 2005 MLS#684367 Mike
• Side by side duplex in great location • Each unit has newer gas furnace. Tenants pay all utilities • Opportunity has 2 doors to knock on! MLS#683175 Cindy
• 3 bedroom chalet-style bungalow overlooking Madawaska River • 3.5 wooded acres • Minutes to ski hill and golf MLS#682979 Mike
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F ER AT W • Larger than it looks! • 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, convenient breakfast bar in the spacious kitchen •3 acres of privacy and your own pond • Close to the lake for summer fun • Easy to show MLS#685325 Monica
Direct Line: 613-797-0202
Monica Fergusson Sales Rep
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• Commercial mixed zoning • Many possibilites for this charming, 3 bedroom, older home • Large country kitchen with loads of cabinets • Available for immediate possession.
Mike Labelle Sales Rep
COMMERCIAL • High traffic area • Good investment opportunity • Call for details. MLS#685047 Denis
• 300 ft. of waterfront 45 minutes from Kanata, on Lowney Lake • Impeccably maintained family home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hardwood, extensive deck, screened-in porch, in-ground pool and hot tub • Campground business includes 30 campsites, newly renovated guest house and cottage • 8+ acres. MLS#688607 Lori
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Cheryl Richardson-Burnie Broker 613-623-9222
190 ELGIN ST. 2 Bedroom Condo close to all amenities. Comes with all appliances. What a great opportunity for investment. MLS#677625. Call Cheryl.
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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. $224,900 Call Cheryl. MLS#684300
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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.
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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.
HOT OFF THE PRESS! A semi-bungalow in town, s/c garage, 2 bedrooms, full basement. $214,900. Call Cheryl.
LOTS CALABOGIE Treed Building lot in subdivision bordering on the golf course with access to Calabogie Lake. $34,500. OFFERS! MLS#683350
Donna Nych, Broker 613-623-7836
Jenn Spratt, Broker 613-623-4846
Mike & Donna Defalco Sales Rep/Broker 613-623-7303
NEEDS A DECORATOR’S TOUCH but all the major upgrades have been done in this 3+1 bedroom home in a good family neighbourhood. MLS#685079. $209,900.
SHE’S NOT PERFECT but she’s all a young family needs. 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, mature neighbourhood. Very clean. MLS#677453 $158,900
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PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP in this freshly decorated home. Large Maple kitchen. View of Madawaska River. Only $145,000. MLS#682398
BEAUTIFUL CAPE COD with hardwood floors, large sunroom, oversized double garage with 2nd level studio workshop. MLS#686416. $289,900.
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! This 3+ bedroom heritage home is a real surprise. Well-maintained and decorated with taste. MLS#685235. $194,900
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60 JOHN STREET N ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES, Tired of not enough parking? Downtown John St. location. Older brick home with lots of room for parking. $179,900
53 MEEHAN STREET Cute 3 bedroom ceramic flooring on entire main level. Loads of natural light. Verandah, side yard, storage shed, brand new gas furnace & hot water tank. $144,900. Contact Mike or Donna Defalco.
233 HEAD POND ROAD Picturesque 72 acre waterfront farm. Privacey, beautiful shoreline, clean body of water, mostly cleared acreage for crops, good barns. Split-level home with attached garage. Under 40 minutes to Kanata! www.thedefalcos.ca $975,000 Contact Mike & Donna Defalco 613-623-2602
Bill Dunlop, Broker of Record 613-623-4032
5 Bedroom, all Brick. 3 garages, 1 acre + Family room. $249,900. Call Bill
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BEAUTIFUL 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2 treed acres. Private setting, quiet street. MLS#687971 $349,900. Call Cliff, 613-868-2659
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57 MCLACHLIN ST Now only $289,900 Vendors looking for Offers! Call Jenn for details.
Fitzroy ........... $25,000 Fitzroy ........... $39,900 Torbolton ......$299,900 Cannon Smith ....$199,900 Galetta .......... $129,900
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3 BEDROOM Gas furnace, carport. Approximately 1400 sq ft. $147,500 Call Mike & Donna Defalco 613-623-7303.
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Call Mike & Donna Defalco. 7 Days a Week 2 full-time agents working to get you top dollar in today’s Real Estate Market
Large home in town on corner lot. Gas heat, Family room,& 2 baths.
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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
WHY PAY RENT? When you can own this quaint 2 bedroom home within walking distance of the Ottawa River. $124,900 MLS#678940
LANARK HIGHLANDS NEWER BUNGALOW 2 detached garages, barn, hunt camp and sand pit are some of the great features of this home. MLS#684111 $359,900. Call Cliff, 613-868-2659
LARGE, IN-TOWN BUILDING LOT. Serviced. Excellent Area. $67,900. Call Bill
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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
4 bedroom home in great subdivision. MLS#686324. Call Cliff 613-868-2659
3 BEDROOM brick bungalow on the edge of town.
HOME EVALUATION OF YOUR PROPERTY Call Monica at home or at the ofﬁce Let 20 years experience work for you.
613-623-4629 / 613-623-7303
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! 2 good acreages for sale on dead-end road close to McNab School. One lot is 6.35 acres and the other is 8.26 acres. Either lot can be yours for $64,500. Call Monica.
Monica Scopie Broker 613-623-4629
9 OLD ORCHARD LANE 1.79 acres of privacey, Ottawa River close, sand beach around the corner. What a wonderful place to raise your family. 2400 sq. ft. 2 storey home. View virtual tour at www.thedefalcos.ca. Call Mike & Donna Defalco 613-623-7303.
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677 CARUSO CIRCLE Spacious 2+1 bedroom bungalow on lovely private lot with great views of the Ottawa River. Large rec room w/ gas ﬁreplace. Entertainment-size living room/dining room. Wonderful space both inside & out. MLS#686523 Asking $189,900. Call Monica for details.
EXCELLENT VALUE for this custom-built Hi-ranch. Large corner lot. Storage shed included. MLS#683331 Call Jenn for details U YO K AT C O DO B
LOTS OF LOTS WELL-MAINTAINED, 2 plus 1 bedroom, 2 bath home. Huge lot with above-ground pool and decking. Many upgrades in this cozy home. $209,900 MLS#687779. Call Cliff, 613-868-2659
COBDEN Serviced building lot on the edge of town. Good value! $19,900. MLS#677964
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104 MCLACHLIN ST. Up to 6 bedrms, 3 baths, double car garage. Fully fenced lot. MLS#682342. Only $258,900. Call Jenn
BONNECHERE RIVER 1.5 acre lot with treed, sloping shoreline. Direct access to the Ottawa River. $89,900. MLS#678304
3 BEDROOM HI-RANCH located in White Lake. To be finished by June 15. Buy now & pick your colours & floor styles. $249,900. Call Cheryl.
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CELEBRATE EASTER. A newer home in prestigeous Barrhaven/Longﬁelds. Gorgeous Minto quality features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, main ﬂoor family rm,gas ﬁreplace, hardwood ﬂooring, gourmet style kitchen & island. Walk to parks, schools & ice rinks! Owner invites offers! Photos @ www.estatebroker.ca.
LOT #8 Massie Drive, Prescott - Custom built bungalow $229,900. Open concept design with 9 ft California style ceilings. Ceramic floors in entrance, kitchen and bathrooms. Master with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Main floor laundry. Double car garage. Buyer chooses finishings. Model home 1028 Massie Drive, open for viewing.
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