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Fire destroys two Seventh Avenue homes Third home damaged By SHERRY HAAIMA Arnprior Weekender A Friday afternoon fire on Seventh Avenue in Arnprior destroyed two homes and caused minor damage to a third. The Arnprior Fire Department says the fire originated in a detached shed at one of the residences, caused by a fuelfired heating device. No one was injured in the fire. Two people were home in one of the houses; they placed the call to 911. Firefighters responded within seven minutes of the initial call. Three houses were affected, two heavily with one receiving minor damage to an exterior garage wall. “Two single family dwellings received extensive fire damage, these houses are pretty much destroyed,” said Arnprior Fire Prevention Officer John Okum. As for the third house, “Firefighters were able to quickly control that fire from spreading to the residence,” he said. Homeowners affected include Murray and Bar-

bara McNaughton and Dave and Anne Marie Carruthers. The Lemieuxs owned the home that received minor damage. Arnprior responded with 22 volunteer firefighters and three trucks. The McNab-Braeside Fire Department also responded to the call. “A request was put in for assistance from McNab-Braeside,” said Okum. “They provided great assistance.” The McNab-Braeside crew was later called away to respond to a fire in the township. The fire began in the shed, said Okum, and because the shed was very combustible and contained various fuels, the fire accelerated rapidly and spread to a neighbouring home. Cold, strong winds also added to the situation, and the fire then spread to the home of the shed owner, and then to the outer garage wall of the third home. The weather conditions helped the fire spread and



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Former Guide owner passes away Gordon Fenn, former owner of the Arnprior Guide, which merged with the Chronicle in 1985, passed away Dec. 10 in Abbotsford, B.C. Fenn is survived by a number of family members from all over. Family and friends gathered at memorial services last week to remember the accomplished gentleman. For more on the story, turn to Page 6.


Arnprior Mayor Terry Gibeau joins OPP officers at the scene of Friday afternoon’s fire on Seventh Avenue. Two homes were destroyed and a third one damaged in the blaze. made the call trickier for firefighters. “The cold and wind provided an extra challenge,” said Okum. No emergency funds had been set up as of press time for the two families put out of their homes by the fire. While the fire was mostly in the roofs of the homes, contents are

damaged by smoke and water. A rough estimate of the total damage is about $600,000, said Okum. The black plume of smoke could be seen for miles, said Okum, and rubberneckers compounded the situation, making it difficult for some of the volunteers

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Fire on Seventh Avenue The extensive damage to the homes is apparent in this photo, left, taken Monday morning of the two homes on Seventh Avenue that were heavily damaged in the Friday afternoon fire. A third home received damage to an exterior garage wall.


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Man airlifted after Thursday crash By PETER DeWOLF Arnprior Weekender A 70-year-old Arnprior man was airlifted to the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus Thursday after a two-vehicle crash. The accident at old Hwy. 17 and Regional Road 29, right in front of McAllister Ford in West Carleton. According to police, shortly after 5 p.m., a southbound 1997 Oldsmobile driven by Ted Parent, 70, lost control due to slippery road conditions. The car crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a 1997 Chevy Astro van traveling in the opposite direction. Both Parent and a passenger in the Oldsmobile were trapped and were extricated by firefighters from both Arnprior and Ottawa. Parent was airlifted to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, while his pas-


A 70-year-old Arnprior man and his 18-year-old passenger were lucky to escape with their lives. Both Arnprior and Ottawa rescue crews got them out. senger, 18-year-old Colin Nachin of Arnprior, was transported by ambulance to Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known. The driver of the van, Perry Miron, 43, of Con-

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McNab-Braeside town staff receive health check The majority of McNab-Braeside town staff do not think town council is working well as a team, nor do they think councillors understand their role. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, McNab-Braeside council received the eye opening results from a provincial government survey that assessed the cohesiveness of council and town staff. Town department heads and councillors completed the 57-question survey two weeks ago. There were 13 respondents in total. Warren Sleeth and Steve Seller from the ministry of municipal affairs and housing attended council to present their findings. Teamwork, council’s public image and the understanding of town staff roles were addressed in the survey. Councillors were surprised by some of the results. Twelve respondents said council does not have a positive public image and nine people said they did not think council meetings are run effectively and efficiently. “This is meant to shock people,” Sleeth said. “You are all bright people and conscientious people and hopefully you will react to this positively.” Ten people said there is not a good working relationship between staff and council. “We have a very collaborative staff… but I think the staff sees us as less collaborative than we see them,” Mayor Mary Campbell said. On the bright side, 12 people said the relationship between council members and staff can be improved, 11 believe relationships within council can be improved. Council did not score well on the topic of decisiveness, nine respondents said they did not think council was decisive and 11 people said once a decision is made not all of council accepts and supports it. “I think council is decisive, if anything we sometimes polarize too quickly, but then we get more information and change our minds…sometimes we come to a decision too quickly,” Campbell said. “This is hopefully meant to be an awakening and there is a need to do something differently,” Sleeth said. He said out of the 57 questions he saw 11 areas as challenges to council, eight were very positive and the rest were typical responses. The majority of respondents agreed council has an effective method of dispersing information and believe town staff has a positive public image. When asked about the survey, Campbell focused on the positive and said council will discuss the findings at their first meeting in January. “Some things surprised me, but the main intention of the graphs is to spark discussion,” she said. “Everybody could be better…this is to help narrow the focus on areas we need to improve.” Coun. Jim McGregor brought the idea of the survey before council in September. “Council really wasn’t working as a cohesive team. We weren’t maybe getting things done as efficiently as we should,” he said. McGregor said councillors should focus more on attacking issues brought to the table rather than the people proposing them. Sleeth suggested council look into hiring a consultant to improve teamwork skills, although the costs could run extremely high. McGregor said he looked into hiring a consultant, but it would have run the town a $10,000 tab. “There are changes that could be made, but for now we should all take this information home and reflect.” TEMPERS FLARE OVER COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS The proposed appointments to committees and boards for 2009 were tabled on Tuesday and quickly challenged. Mayor Mary Campbell recently met with councillors individually to discuss their preferences for committees and everyone excluding Deputy Mayor Elmer Raycroft received their preferred appointments. Coun. Jim McGregor tabled a motion to leave this year’s committees unchanged meaning Raycroft would

retain his position on the committees he was removed from. “The deputy mayor was left off some more important committees and because of his council experience and his involvement with the committees doing a good job I can’t support it (the new appointments),” McGregor said. In 2008, Raycroft was part of eight committees, serving as chair for six of them. For 2009 he was removed as the chair from fire and transportation and was relegated from chair to member on the home support board. Raycroft said he didn’t understand why Campbell would remove him from committees. “I don’t think it’s necessary for the mayor to take the position of a councillor,” he said. Campbell asked Raycroft to stop his objections, stress-


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ing the importance of rotating councillors through different committees in order to gain experience and insight. When Raycroft continued his questioning Campbell said, “I was hoping not to do this, but you leave me with no choice, a number of committees requested you not be appointed to them or want to take a break.” Raycroft asked her to name the committees and when she refused he said, “I think you’re lying.” Campbell said he was out of order and “castigating her personality.” “You tend to blame other people, but it’s your reputation and you built it,” she said. Councillors voted on the motion to leave the 2008 committee appointments unchanged, Campbell was the only one to oppose it. Committees for 2009-2010 will mirror those of 2008.

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Murder trial jury hears about the day Galway disappeared By PETER DeWOLF Arnprior Weekender “Something did not add up,” Lanark Ontario Provincial Police Const. Scott Lorimer told the jury Thursday, Dec. 18, as the first-degree murder trial of Allen Tehrankari continued in an Ottawa courtroom. Lorimer was referring to a missing person report that landed on his desk in Perth the evening of Jan. 6, 2005. That report concerned the apparent disappearance of Almonte resident and mother of three, 46year-old Barbara Galway. Tehrankari is accused of sexually assaulting, killing and then burning the body of his sister-inlaw. The initial report came from a 911 call made by Tehrankari, who lived in the south end of Ottawa. A recording of the call was played for the jury, in which Tehrankari explained to the police operator that Barbara was supposed to have arrived the afternoon before at the townhouse he shared with his wife and Barbara’s sister, Susan Pearce. When Lorimer called Tehrankari back for more details, Tehrankari told him Barbara was supposed to have arrived at his house around 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, after completing a morning of helping her estranged husband, Almonte attorney Patrick Galway, at his office. Barbara was supposed to go to the Tehrankari residence to watch their young daughter and perhaps stay the night. Tehrankari went on to explain to Lorimer that Barbara had been “clinically depressed” due to her family situation and advised the officer that she had three boyfriends she was seeing. At that point, Tehrankari broke down and became quite emotional. His wife had to complete the call, telling Lorimer her husband had received a payphone call from Barbara; apparently in Kanata the afternoon before, explaining she would be late. Barbara had, according to Tehrankari, told him she was driving an unidentified friend to the Ottawa International Airport and would be arriving at the Tehrankari residence later than expected. One of Barbara’s boyfriends, Jos Crooy, had

also stopped by the Tehrankari home Jan. 6, looking for Barbara. As Lorimer thought about the missing person report he had just received

on the five foot three-inch woman with long blond hair, he told the jury his police instincts told him something was just not right.

“I was really quite concerned by the call,” Lorimer told the jury of four women and seven men. One juror has been

excused since the trial began Nov. 27. He began to call Barbara’s cell phone and to contact the people in her life, but that investigation

was interrupted when he received a call that Crooy had located Barbara’s car at the airport. See MURDER Page 26

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Former Arnprior Guide owner Gordon Fenn remembered fondly Family and friends of Gordon Fenn gathered last week to pay tribute to a man remembered as a hard worker with an easy smile. Fenn had a significant impact on the local printing/newspaper business, says son-in-law Derek Walter. “He was a visionary in that he introduced ‘offset’ printing into the community newspaper business long before other printers made the plunge,” said Walter. “He also gave many people their start in the print business from press operators to reporters and editors. For example, Pat Robinson was an editor with the Guide in Arnprior and she went on to become mayor of that fine town. John Curry was once editor of the Guide and he went on to become the publisher and owner of the Stittsville News.” His work ethic was second to none, said Walter. “Gord had a work ethic which would put most Clydesdale horses to shame and he would never ask anyone to do something he would not have tackled or would be willing to tackle himself,” he said. LIFE AND LEGACY Born Nov. 28, 1922, Fenn passed away Dec. 10, 2008, with family at his bedside at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Care Centre in Abbotsford, B.C., following a stroke suffered on Nov. 27. Fenn, born in County Durham, England, immigrated with his family to the farming community of Radway, Alberta, in 1927. He spent a hard-working childhood on the farm with many happy hockey and baseball games between chores and school. Fenn served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the World War II with duties that included Asdic operator. He served at HMCS Cornwallis and

HMCS Naden and served on the Prince Robert, HMCS Halifax, HMCS Agassi, HMCS Dunvegan, HMCS Peregrine, and HMCS Stadaconna. He was in the Navy from 1941 to 1953. After that, Fenn, worked several years in the photography department of the Ottawa Experimental Farm for Canada’s Department of Agriculture. Fenn formed his own Ottawa Valley newspaper and printing company, Fenn-Graphic, in 1957. His newspapers included the Arnprior Guide, Carp Review, Nepean Clarion, and Gloucester Guardian. His editorials inspired civic change in these communities, says his obituary. Fenn was recipient of the Nepean Citizen of the Year award and various Ontario Newspaper Association awards. Following his retirement, he moved west to British Colombia where he worked on his memoirs, continued his love of gardening and political affairs and hockey and baseball passions. Fenn was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Bernice, in 1993, and his daughter Susan Walter in 1986. Fenn is survived by daughters Valerie (John Angove) of Fishers, IN, Alison Fenn (Greg Nutchey) of Abbotsford, sons Mark (Sandra) of Halifax, N.S., Greg (Vangie Refuerzo) of Brampton, ON, Frank (Lorraine) of Smiths Falls, ON and son-in-law Derek Walter of Kinburn. He is also survived by brothers Frank of Brentwood Bay, B.C. and Peter (Helen) of Mississauga, ON, and numerous grandchildren and nephews and nieces. His memorial service was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Carp on Wednesday, Dec. 17. May he rest in peace. -Sherry Haaima

The perfect bird for Christmas

We have an interesting trait of choosing animals to represent certain feelings or moods. Bluebirds signify happiness, white doves imply peace, and ravens denote fear or death. Animals are also used to symbolize certain times of the year. A rabbit (laden with a basket of eggs) is a sign of Easter. A well-dressed turkey represents Thanksgiving. And I think I know the perfect bird to embody Christmas. This bird comes to mind because of several words associated with Christmas. “Wise” is one of them, arising from the reference to three wise men. “White” is another., for a beautiful blanket of white snow usually covers the ground. “Silent” is the third. “Silent Night” remains one of the most popular Christmas carols. So what bird comes to my mind when “wise,” “silent,” and “white” are strung together? Well, for millennia owls have been thought of as being wise birds. Truth is, they are no smarter than the rest of

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their feathered kin, but their huge eyes for seeing better at night and their round faces, designed to capture sound and funnel it like a satellite dish to their large ear openings, bestow them with a wise appearance. Owls fly silently, thanks to silencers that adorn the leading feather of each wing, oversized wings that carry rather light loads, and soft-edged feathers that have felt-coated shafts. And one species of owl is white, a colour that indirectly offers camouflage (it certainly makes them vanish when they perch on the snow) while

more importantly giving its owner warmth, for the pigment-less, airfilled feather vacuoles act just like argon gas does between window panes. What owl am I thinking of ? The Snowy Owl, of course! This year several Snowy Owls have been seen in our area, the most recent being near Kinburn and on Grant Side Road (Dalton Carry). Not all Snowy Owls are pure white, however. Adult males may be immaculate, but the much larger females sport a number of dark brown spots. Young birds are heavily spotted, making young females the most darkly marked of all Snowies. With the PakenhamArnprior Boxing Day Bird Count almost here, I would appreciate any sightings of Snowy Owls or unusual feeder birds (such as White-throated Sparrows and Brown-headed Cowbirds) seen either before or on Count day. May a Snowy Owl brighten up your Christmas this year! The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; e-mail is

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Please find me a home

By PETER DeWOLF Ottawa Region Media Group

Each week in conjunction with the Arnprior and District Humane Society we feature pets ready for adoption. This week we feature Blueberry. This lovely lady is sweet affectionate and knows her manners. Sedate and quiet, she loves the spotlight and to be the centre of attention. Blueberrry would be lost without her personal blanket and a sunny spot by the window. She needs regular grooming, but that is not a problem since she loves being brushed. While she would prefer to be the only feline lady of the house, she does enjoy well-behaved children. Just ask about Ms. Primadonna #3256. Clover, Marigold and Daisy were abandoned at the shelter one freezing morning.


Students teach parents a lesson in arts and crafts Students from A.J. Charbonneau brought their parents to craft classes on Dec. 17. The school holds a craft night in lieu of a Christmas concert every second year. “It gives families a chance to work together,” said teacher Vicki Toner. “The teachers don’t conduct the crafts, it’s a time for parents and kids.” Classrooms were set up with materials for lots of different crafts including holiday gift boxes, tree ornaments and the ever-popular chocolate factory. Above, Grade 5 student Callie Mosseau makes tree ornaments with the help of her mother Shelly Mosseau.

They were sick and very scared. They love attention and respectful children. All they want for Christmas is a new, safe home. Just ask about Orphans #3283, 3284 and 3288. The shelter is in need of dry cat food, laundry soap, dog chewies, treats and toys, and paper towels. The humane society would like to thank Pet Valu and everyone who helped make our Pet Pics last weekend a huge success. The shelter is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., at 490 Didak St. The shelter number is 613-623-0916.

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‘Tis the season... For the second year in a row Brian Harron donated 50 handmade wooden cars and trucks to the Share-a-Gift program through Community Policing at the Arnprior Mall. Harron, 61, a retired civil servant, said he makes the toys for fun. “I’d rather give them away than sell them…I’m just doing my little bit,” he said. Harron estimated it takes him about 30 minutes to assemble each toy. He uses wood donated by Bar None to make the structure and Rona flooring for the wheels. Share-a-gift co-ordinator Sarah Bogar said there are 158 local kids on her list and expects demand to increase leading up to Christmas. Pictured, front row, left to right: Donna Hisko, Sarah Bogar and Sue Thomlison. Back row, left to right: Bill Kirby, Randy Whiteman, Brian Illingworth, Peter Barnaby and Brian Harron.

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Eagle Eye, Ghost Town good choices for holiday movie viewers

Angela Yach calling each of them. She knows where they are, what they are doing, who they are talking to, and seems to have unlimited resources at her disposal. This flick is a real eye opener to the power of ‘big brother’ with some great action mixed in. If you are looking for a comedy this holiday, I would check out Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Dr. Bertram Pincus (Gervais) is a self involved, people loath-

ing…well okay...he is a jerk. After a routine surgery he begins to question what really happened during his procedure. After all…seeing dead people isn’t exactly normal afterward. He is informed that he died during his operation for several minutes. Now he is being harassed by Frank Herlihy (Kinnear). Frank doesn’t want his wife marrying what he feels is the wrong guy. So he wants to use Bertram to change her mind. Now I think we all have those days when we

would just rather be left alone then have to carry on multiple conversations with people all day long. However, this is how Dr. Pincus lives all the time! Bertram’s life is turned upside down and he may never be quite the same. It’s hilarious to watch him go through having to learn how to communicate with people, and most of all a woman while trying to keep scores of dead New Yorkers from driving him crazy. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. That’s a wrap!

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Our Community Bulletin Board is now being offered as a free service to local non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to edit entries for space and time considerations. Entries must be submitted in writing. Please send to sherry.haaima@metroland. com or fax 613-623-7518. December 21, 28 — 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Arnprior Legion Branch 174 veteran’s lounge. Cost $ 3.50 per burger.

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January 2 — Auxiliary to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital general meeting Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, 1 p.m., second floor of the hospital board room. January 14 — There will be a blood donor clinic at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior on Wednesday, Jan 14. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit

December 26 — Boxing Day bash at the Arnprior legion, 49 Daniel Street N., on Friday. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the Music will be by The Process starts at 9 p.m. Cost $10 per person at the door.

WEST CARLETON AREA EVENTS December 31 — The West Carleton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Constance Bay New Year’s Party. Music by Nancy and Murray Crowders DJ service, starting at 8:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20 per couple or $12 single. Dancing, prizes midnight buffet. Everyone welcome. For more info, call 832-2082.

December 31 — Ring in the new year at Arnprior Curling club starting at 7 p.m. For $35 per person you will be treated to an oriental buffet and entertained by DJ Jessie. For more information to obtain tickets contact John and Karen Robertson at 613-623-2370.

December 31 — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve Dance at the Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Side Rd. Music by: The Ryan Brothers Band and Gail Gavan will be also making an appearance. Tickets available at: Nicholson’s Sundries, Pakenham 613-624-5505.


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Now that Christmas is behind us, and the New Year is fast approaching, I thought I would give you a few ideas for some great flicks to watch over the remainder of the holidays. Eagle Eye hits the shelves on Tuesday, Dec. 30. A lot of people have been waiting for this one, and it doesn’t disappoint. Eagle Eye is full of action front start to finish. Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) is hard on his luck, with no money and the land lady at his door; he thinks his life can’t get any worse. When his mother calls to tell him his twin brother has passed away he hits an all time low. On the flipside Rachel (Michelle Monaghan) a single mother who has just boarded her son on a train to Washington for a band recital, has decided to relax with some girlfriends for the weekend. Little do they both know how their lives will come together when a strange woman begins


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Comedian with local roots coming to Arnprior, Renfrew By STEVE NEWMAN Ottawa Region Media Group

Casey Corbin has known he wanted to be a comedian since he was about 12, but was late starting in the business, at the ripe old age of 23. He remembers well that 1996 debut at Yuk Yuk’s in Ottawa. He remembers drinking a lot of beer and being really nervous on stage that night. “I think I had a good set, but if I didn’t bring my friends I’m sure I wouldn’t have been that good, but good enough to want to come back.” Ironically, a week later, he did a “terrible show,” but as he says a dozen years later: “I was determined to do it as a living.” Now a full-time comedian living in Toronto, he is visiting his native Ottawa Valley for a pair of Royal Canadian Legion shows, Dec. 28 in Arnprior and Dec. 29 in Renfrew. Corbin’s appearance in Arnprior will be his fifth annual, while he’s hoping the show in Renfrew is the start of a similar string. The Renfrew native, who grew up in Arnprior, says he considers himself fortunate to be a comedian. “It’s fulfilling,” said Corbin. “It’s instant gratification ... I take pride in the fact I’m lucky enough and fortunate enough to have such a great job, to make people laugh.” Corbin, whose parents Brian and Gail live in Braeside, also has several family links in the Renfrew

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Comedian Casey Corbin is scheduled to perform Dec. 28 in Arnprior and Dec. 29 in Renfrew. area, including his siblings, Blake and Marylee, and uncles Kenny, Jerry and Randy. As with many entertainers, Corbin’s acts have evolved, as he says they must. One of the most prominent changes was the transition from bald to a comedian with his full head of hair. That transition was for the better, too. “All my bald friends got upset. They wanted to cross the picket line,” he says. Whether that was the case is unclear, but Corbin says there’s no question “the character

is way better and more critically acclaimed” since he left the bald persona behind. In more recent times, his appearances have included the Halifax Comedy Festival and last year’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. The $15 tickets for either show are available at Bear’s Den, the Royal Canadian Legion in Arnprior or Renfrew, Occasions Catering, and from Blake Corbin at 613-623-6033. Each show starts at 8:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

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All kinds of music at fundraising concert for hospice By STEVE NEWMAN ORMG A downturn in the economy won’t stop entertainer and organizer Mick Armitage from turning up the music. The Ottawa musician and former mill worker with Consolidated Bathurst (later SmurfitStone) is back organizing the second annual fundraising concert for Hospice Renfrew, but with a few new wrinkles. In recognition of those who have recently lost their jobs at Smurfit-Stone Mill in Portage-du-Fort, Que., Malbec, Produits Forestiers Pontiac, and Charteris Cedar Mill, the organizers are offering free tickets to these former forestry employees. The concert takes place at the AFAC (Air Force Association of Canada)

Wing in Renfrew on Saturday, Dec. 27. ”I used to work there (at Consolidated) and I have a lot of friends who worked there,” explained Armitage. Given the time of year and how so many have just lost good-paying jobs, Armitage said it just seemed like the right thing to do. The ticket requests are being made on the honour system. The Mick Armitage Band will be there, with Armitage doing drums and vocals, Grant Tomkinson bass and vocals, Roddy ‘Hitman’ McCann saxophone, Al Bragg steel guitar and piano, and Al Tambay lead vocals and guitar. To some, Armitage is known for his time with the Arnprior-based group, Raccoons On Ice, in the 1980s and ‘90s.

Other entertainers in the Dec. 27 concert will be champion fiddler Louis Schryer, Quyon songstress Gail Gavan, Bristol teenage singer Adrienne Taylor, and the Half Cutt band from Renfrew. “I think the entertainment is going to be great, from fiddle music to middle-age rock, from Glenn Miller to the Rolling Stones,” said Armitage. Perhaps even better, he adds: “All of it is dance music.” There will also be a couple of mystery guests. Tickets are $20 at the door, or in advance from some Shawville retail outlets, the Wing and Mill Music in Renfrew, Main Street in Arnprior, or by calling 613-226-9178. Room specials, in conjunction with the event, are also being offered by Best Western Renfrew

Inn and Rocky Mountain House. Proceeds from the 5050 draw, a silent auction and 10 per cent of door receipts will go to Hospice Renfrew. The reunion performance of Metagenesis wowed the crowd last year as $4,000 was raised for the hospice, which opened in January 2008. “Even if we’re twothirds full, I’d like to hit the same amount,” said Armitage. Whatever the turnout, he has guaranteed the hospice $1,000. “We’re hoping for 400 or 500 people, and we’re half-way there,” said Armitage, knowing Renfrew tends to have a strong walk-up crowd. The doors open at 7 p.m, with the show getting underway at 8 p.m. There will also be reasonablyprice food, including hot meals, available.


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Tween B champs: back row, left to right: coach Brent Cavanagh, Katie McCann, Jamie Burnett, Alyssa Barrie, Jessica Couture, Kerin Hudson and coach Peter Philp. Centre row, left to right: Holly Riopelle, Amy Furgoch, Emma Cavanagh and coach Kelly Cavanagh. Bottom row, left to right: Heather Lepine, Leah Sziladi and Sadie Riopelle.

Petite B champs: front row: Mikaela Appleby-Lanoue. Second row, left to right: Kathryn Stanton, Grace Philp, Grace Cavanagh, Zoey Whiteman, Monika Trudel, Cassidy Judd, Leoni Hagan and Amanda Desarmia. Back row, left to right: Mallory Burnette, manager Colleen Desarmia, Logan Doran, Kendra Miller, Kelsey Broome, coach Megan Burnette, assistant coaches Monica McGinnis and Rick Desarmia.

Arnprior teams win gold at home at 11th annual Arnprior-McNab Tournament

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Ringette teams from the Ottawa Valley to St. Lazare, QC, descended on Arnprior from Dec. 11 to 14 to participate in the 11th annual Arnprior Ringette Tournament. In total, 33 teams took part and three Arnprior teams won gold medals on home turf including the Petite Bs, Novice C1s and the Tween Bs. Games were played at the Nick Smith Centre where the Y101 Toy Truck for CHEO was parked on Dec. 11, to collect donations for the hospital. Tournament co-ordinator Kerri Kucharik said, “The tournament went really well and everyone had a good time.” Pictured at right,the Novice champs: back row, left to right: Jeff Barrie, Paige Miller, Taylor Bellefleur, Lindsay Frechette, Julie Brace and Scott Miller. Middle row, left to right: Julia Barrie, Emma Swayze, Jaclyn Gillan, Sara Dean, Taylor Gillan and Clara McCann. Goalie: Lauren Hill.

Arnprior-McNab Devils Novice Team in action The Arnprior Devils Novice Rec team beat Gloucester 7-1 in round robin play. (Left) Hannah Bigelow brings the ring in close, hoping to score. (Right) Devils’ players lead the charge to centre ice.


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Riding high at the Ottawa Senators game Alex Couture, 11, of Arnprior, was the lucky winner of a Canadian Tire draw that secured him a ride on the zamboni at a recent Ottawa Senators game at Scotiabank Place. The prize included the zamboni ride during the first intermission, four tickets to the game, and a Senators jersey. At left, Alex dons his new Sens jersey and a big smile for the trip around the ice. Below left, Alex waves to the Scotiabank Place crowds during his ride on the zamboni.

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McAmmond helped launch gold rush

By Rob Brodie It seemed like the most improbable of scenarios. At least to the host Swedes, who brought a powerhouse squad to the 1993 IIHF World Junior Championship led by future

National Hockey League superstars Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund. But Dean McAmmond and a group of plucky Canucks had other ideas. “We weren’t supposed to beat Sweden,” the Senators centre said in looking back at the ’93 event, which was played in Gavle. “They beat us 8-3 in exhibition and Peter Forsberg didn’t even play…. They were supposed

to win it. They had a good team and there was a lot of pressure on them and they probably felt that. “But the crazy Canadians were just chomping at the bit to overthrow the big dogs.” Back then, there was no playoff format at the WJC. The top three teams at the end of a roundrobin tournament won the medals. So when McAmmond and Co. shocked the mighty Swedes 5-4, their path to the gold was essentially assured. “It was kind of anti-climactic,” said McAmmond. “We had to beat Japan to have the best record and we beat them 8-1.” For McAmmond, the gold was sweet redemption of sorts. The year before, he’d been cut from a Canadian team that went on to finish sixth at the 1992 world juniors in Germany. “I was disappointed,” said McAmmond, a first-round draft choice by the Chicago Blackhawks earlier that year. “Not as much disappointed as kind of put out. I had never been cut before

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played the U.S. the first game. We struggled a bit against the U.S. to get going and ended up beating them. Manny Legace was our goalie and he played so well for us.” That 1993 team started a run of five world junior golds for Canada – a feat the boys wearing the red maple leaf will be aiming to match at the 2009 WJC, which will be played Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Ottawa. “It’s big for those kids. Real big for those kids,” said McAmmond. “There’s a lot of pressure on them because they’re at

home.” He knows they’ll have plenty of support beyond the fans who will pack Scotiabank Place to watch them play. Even 16 years ago, McAmmond knew he had plenty of company on his golden ride. “It’s a pride moment,” he said. “You do feel like the whole country is watching and cheering. In other countries, like the United States, it’s not a big deal. But I feel it’s Canada’s game. “When you’re at the world juniors, you’re representing your nation. It’s a feel-good moment.”

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and I thought I could have been on the team.” The feeling was completely different a year later. “I don’t remember that process as much as the year before, when I got cut,” said McAmmond. “You always remember when you don’t make it. When I made the team, I remember how it all played out. We flew over to Sweden and we went to a little village (Leksand) and we stayed in little cabins and practised and had some exhibition games there. It was fun. I enjoyed it.” McAmmond roomed with current Anaheim Ducks forward Rob Niedermayer – “both not real talkers, both real laid back” – and played on a line with another pair of future NHLers, Jeff Shantz and Nathan Lafayette. The Canadian roster also included current Senators teammate Jason Smith. “We had a good team,” said McAmmond. “We had lots of good players that went on (to the NHL). We had (Chris) Pronger and (Paul) Kariya and Marty Lapointe. “I was glad that we played well as a team. I remember we

The skinny: The Rangers rocketed out of the gate as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference from the get-go. Newcomers Nikolai Zherdev and Markus Naslund have been key offensive contributors to an attack that’s also received timely scoring from less-heralded Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros. Don’t forget about second-year Rangers Scott Gomez and Chris Drury, either. Longtime Senators star Wade Redden has been the biggest addition to a New York blue line that also features veteran Michal Rozsival. In Henrik Lundqvist, the Blueshirts own one of the NHL’s finest goaltending talents.

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league draw two finished Dec. 17. Winning team with no losses were team Rod McCallum (skip), Jamie Dewar (third), Ruth Sawdon (second) and Cathy Finner (lead). Second place team was Lori Anderson (skip) , Steve Gray (third), Karen Biernaski (second) and Brian Girdwood (lead). Third place team was Keith Bucholtz (skip), Russell Oatman (third), Christine Tammadge (second), and Sandy Tweedale (lead). Next draw commences Jan. The annual Dick-All challenge between rivals Arnprior and Pakenham will be held Dec. 29 at Arnprior club. Contact Keith Bucholtz at 613-622-0415. Are you looking for a New Year’s Eve party? Join us at Arnprior Curling club for $35 per person for entertainment and an oriental buffet. Tickets are available at the club or contact John and Karen Robertson at 613-623-2370. Mark Jan. 23 and 24 on your calendar for our annual community bonspiel event. Consider curling! Remember to visit the club website at .

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More good news for the Timbits! The Optimist Club has generously donated $500 to the youth program this fall. The money will be used to purchase junior brooms as well as sliders for the children. Our new junior stones arrived this past week; two full sheets of stones were purchased by Tim Hortons here in Arnprior; we are very lucky to have such wonderful support from the community. On Dec. 6, the TimBits participated in the Santa Clause parade; we won runner up in the service club division! Thank you to all who came out to help decorate as well as to the kids who braved the cold to wave to all of the crowds. Our fall season came to a close with our Christmas Party on Dec. 14. Thanks to Hannah O’Connell for the amazing face painting! The kids (and the instructors) all had a fun time! See you back on Jan. 4! Eleven teams hit the ice on Dec. 12 at the Christmas clubs mini spiel and all the teams were winners — lots of laughter and fun curling. Santa couldn’t make it so he sent two very industrious and amorous elves with presents for some special curlers. Russell Oatman, Terry Smeltzer, Jean Fong, Steve Anderson and Ruth and Ross Sawdon had all made Santa’s naughty or nice list this year and received gifts to help them through the upcoming curling year. Training session to learn how to pebble the ice with Grant Fletcher, our ice technician, was held on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. Both sessions were well attended. Thanks to Terry Smeltzer for organizing this opportunity. The first round of Low Cup games, involving curling clubs from Arnprior, Cobden/Eganville, Deep River, Pembroke, and Renfrew, is complete, as of Dec. 3. The standings show Arnprior in the lead with 131.5 points, followed by Renfrew with 126, Deep River 112, Pembroke 82, and Cobden / Eganville 68. Two more rounds will follow through the remainder of the season. Points will continue to accumulate. Curlers from the Arnprior Club who have par-

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Packers disappointed by poor attendance at minor hockey night Coach says team has already cancelled minor hockey night in January By ERIN FITZGERALD Arnprior Weekender Arnprior Jr. B Packers coach Shawn Patrick called crowd attendance at the Dec. 19 minor hockey night game “an embarrassment to the town.” The Packers handed out 400 free tickets to local minor hockey players for their game against the Stittsville Royals at the Nick Smith Centre and were hoping to see the stands full. Only 27 free tickets were used and 20 fans purchased tickets at the door. “It was very disappointing when you consider what the Jr. Bs do for minor hockey.” Patrick said the team had planned to hold another minor hockey night at the end of January, but he vowed the team would never hold one again after Friday’s turnout. Besides attendance Patrick was happy with his team’s play in a 6-4 loss. “Friday night was good,

but we couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances,” he said. There was no scoring in the first period and Arnprior dominated in the second period with goals scored by Mitch Melanson, Peter Sweeney (2) and Ryan Lowe. The Packers ended the period with a 4-2 lead. Stittsville came out hungry in the third period scoring four goals. Josh Lesk was in nets with Joel Grills benched for fighting in the Dec. 17 game against Perth. Lesk faced 19 shots and Patrick said he was happy with his play. Earlier in the week Arnprior travelled to Perth and faced the Blue Wings, losing a close game 4-2. Perth opened up scoring in the first period with a goal at :57, but James Craig countered for Arnprior at 5:17. The opening period ended in a 1-1 tie. The second period was quiet with Perth scoring a goal at 2:34. The

Blue Wings started the third period with a 2-1 lead which was quickly quashed by the Packers when Stephen Frost scored at 1:16 to tie the game. Perth scored a go ahead goal at 15:37 and an empty net goal at 17:10 to clinch the win. Joel Grills was ejected from the game at 15:37 of the final frame for hitting a Perth player with his blocker and had to sit out of the Dec. 19 game as a result. The Shawville Pontiacs were scheduled to play in Arnprior on Dec. 21, but the game was cancelled due to bad weather. The Packers will resume play in 2009 with their next game slated for Jan. 2, at the Nick Smith Arena. The Perth Blue Wings will visit and the puck drops at 8 p.m. On Jan. 4, Shawville will visit Arnprior, the game will start at 7:30 p.m. erin.fitzgerald@

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The following article is provided weekly by the Arnprior detachment of the OPP. The Arnprior OPP detachment answered 67 calls for service over the past week. There were three RIDE checks throughout the town during the week resulting in about 139 vehicles being checked. There was one 12 hour suspension issued, two highway traffic act warnings issued out of one RIDE. Ronald Tessier, 41, of McNab-Braeside was travelling on a snowmobile on the Dec. 17 at 11 p.m. on Division Street when he was stopped, arrested and charged for flight from police officer and failing to provide a breath sample. He was released on a promise to appear. STOLEN VEHICLE Cons. Steve Rothwell was advised of a stolen motor vehicle from the Petawawa area that Upper Ottawa Valley OPP was investigating on Dec. 17. With information that the vehicle, a 2005 blue Chev Cavalier, was in Arnprior, Const. Rothwell arrested a 16-year-old female of Petawawa for possession of stolen property. She was released on a promise to appear for court.




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SAME PERSON, SAME DAY It was the same person and the same day. Const. Steve Rothwell was called to a fail to remain motor vehicle collision on Dec. 21 at 3:22 p.m. on Daniel Street at Baskin Drive. A motor vehicle driven by a 49-year-old female was rear ended by 61-year-old Raymond Turcotte of Arnprior, who then allegedly left the scene. Turcotte was tracked down and issued a careless driving charge and a failing to remain charge. Then Sgt. Paul Dowdall was on patrol at 11:52 p.m. on Madawaska Street and conducted a traffic stop on the same individual, Raymond Turcotte. He was arrested after failing on the roadside tester, brought back to the detachment where he provided samples on the breathalyser and was charged with operating a motor vehicle over 80 milligrams. He was released on a promise to appear.


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HOUSE CLEANING Company presently seeking supervisor-manager, full-time. Must have car. $11.00/hour + $250/month car allowCOURSES ances. 613-860-0436. Career and franchise opWELDING CLASSES portunities available. Welding made fast & easy. Small evening classes, hands on expe- PROFESSIONAL HOUSE rience, learn cutting CLEANER has four spots techniques, arc welding, available Monday and M.I.G., and theory, cer- Tuesdays. FREE estimate. tificate course, tax de- SENIOR RATES!!! Call ductible. 432-7932. 613-295-6934

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December 26, 2008 - The Arnprior Weekender - Page 21 WORK WANTED


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Want to earn a good summer salary, stay in shape and enjoy the fresh air? Do you like working with the public? Join our 6th generation family farm team and enjoy the benefits gained from the production of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Our family-run business is seeking College/University students who are energetic, highly motivated and self-directed to help with food production as well as manage our farm market stands in local communitites. Join our team in 2009 for seasonal FULL-TIME positions available from May to August inclusive. A clean driving record is required. For mor information visit, Call us for more details at: 613-432-2754 or Email a cover letter, resume and references to: or Mail to: McGregor’s Produce 351 Lochwinnoch Road Braeside, Ontario K0A1G0 Application deadline is Jan 15, 2009


“A1” HANDYMAN WITH HALF-TON truck. Dump hauling, moving, tree removal, eavestrough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, driveway sealing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 253-4764.

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Thank You

BAKER, Jo Ann In loving memory of a dear friend Jo Ann who passed away December 28, 2007.

Many thanks to the gentleman who came to our assistance at P.J.’s Restaurant on December 13. Your help was much appreciated. Thanks also to the medics and the P.J. staff. Les is fine now.

A year today Dear Jo Ann was called To her eternal rest. Gone where the angels sing so sweet And taken when God knew best. We miss her here so very much But we all hope in Heaven to meet, Where no one says goodbye.


Always remembered, But never forgotten Your friend, Alan Budarick

E. McIntosh

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Proud Parents Amy & Greg Kelly. Proud Grandparents are Blair & Liz Campbell of Arnprior and Joe & Kathy Kelly of Almonte. Special thanks to Dr. Prevost and the great nursing staff at the Almonte General Hospital.


In Loving Memory of

Rachel Presley December 29, 2003

Love, Ron, Tammy, Mallory, Jamie and Emmett

Call 613-623-6571 for details.

EVANS In loving memory of our Wife and Mother who passed away one year ago, December 27, 2007.


Today recalls sad memories Of a dear Mother gone to rest, And the ones that think of her today, are the ones who loved her best

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Loved Always & Forever missed

Fred Guy 613-224-3330 ext. 225 email

Her Family




In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Daughter


Tracy Ralph

HOLIDAY COLLECTION SCHEDULE Recycling: Garbage: Reminders… Recyclables and Garbage MUST be placed at curbside by 7:30 am. Please remember during the winter months, do NOT place recycling bins or garbage bags/containers behind, on top or in the side of snow banks. During the winter schedule (Nov. to Apr.) garbage will be collected every other Wednesday with a three bag maximum limit per unit. The 2009 Town of Arnprior Recycling and Garbage Schedules were provided in the Friday, December 19, 2008 edition of the Arnprior Weekender. Additional schedules are available to residents at Town Hall. See the Town of Arnprior’s website at for additional information and updates.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year!

God knew that she was suffering That the hills were hard to climb So He closed her weary eyelids And whispered, “Peace be thine” Away in the beautiful hills of God By the valley of rest so fair Some day, we know not when We will meet our loved one there. Collins, Cleo, Todd, Tracy, Brenda and Hollie

EVANS, Jim In memory of Jim who passed away December 29, 1999.

NEW YEARS: Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 recycling collection moves back to Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. There is NO CHANGE to the garbage schedule. Garbage will be collected on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, as scheduled.

This day is remembered, And quietly kept, No words are needed, We shall never forget. For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen and unheard but always near, So loved, so missed and so very dear.

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COE, Sherri Lynn December 28, 2002 In loving memory of my dear sister Sherri Lynn.

Wed., December 24th issue DEADLINE: Friday, December 19 5:00 p.m. In a garden of memories Where teardrops fall as dew There is a rose that blooms forever It is the memory of you.

Friday, January 2nd issue DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 30

Beyond our smile there lies a tear For our daughter we loved so dear No words we speak can ever say How much we miss you every day.

10:00 a.m. There will be no Arnprior Chronicle-Guide Dec. 24 & 31

You did so many things for us, Your heart was kind and true. When we needed someone most, We could always count on you. The special years will not return, When we were all together. But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever.

Forever in our hearts and minds.

Love, Patricia and Susan

Love Mom and Dad. CL12946


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HOGAN, Bill In loving memory of a cherished Husband, Father, and Grandfather Bill, who passed away December 23, 1992. There’s a family who misses you dearly, In a home where you used to be, There’s a family who wanted to keep you, But God willed it not to be, You left many happy memories, And a sorrow too great to be told, But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will never grow old.





In memory of DONALD C. FARMER, father, husband and son, who passed away December 23, 1988.

DARYLE MLELLAN December 25, 2005

KOHLSMITH, Kimberley Darlene In loving memory of Kimberley Darlene Kohlsmith who passed away December 29, 2001.

McKEDDIE, Don In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away December 27, 1996.

Time passes on, seven years have passed Since death its gloomy shadow cast, Upon our hearts, when all was bright, And took from us a shining light. We miss that light and forever will, Her vacant place there’s none to fill. Down here, we mourn, but not in vain, For up in heaven we’ll meet again.

Remember him with a smile today He was not one for tears. Reflect instead on memories Of all the happy years. Recall to mind the way he spoke And all the things he said His strength, his stance, the way he walked Remember these instead. The good advice he’d give us His eyes that shone with laughter So much of him will never die.

No one can understand the sadness and grief of losing their soulmate until it happens. I cherish all our memories Daryle. They are always kept very close in my thoughts and forever in my heart.

Always loved, Goldie and family

LOVE Scott and Neil and Families

Remembering.... Wife and family


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Peacefully with her loved ones at her side on Tuesday December 16th, 2008. She will be greatly missed and always in the hearts of the love of her life Denis MacNeil and of her children Ryan (Lecia) and Katrina (Chris Anderson). She was an adoring and devoted Grandmother to Eric, Lucas, Charles and William; loving sister of Leah and Bill Fentiman. Also survived by her mother-in-law Rosella MacNeil and many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Sue will be remembered with love and respect by her devoted office staff, many friends and colleagues. She inspired many with her passion for road safety and her efforts to help others to work to reduce road crashes and their effects. Her interests also included her family, cooking, gardening, jewellery making and antiques. We love her as she loved life and others. The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kiskis, Dr. Chow and all the staff at the Ottawa General Hospital and Bayshore Nursing. A reception with the family to celebrate Sue’s life will be held at the Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Sideroad on Sunday December 28th, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Condolences, tributes and donations can be made at

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Dare to Care Telethon set for April 26 The Ar nprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors Home Support program received a $200 donation from the Lillies of the Valley Red Hat Society. The ladies decided to donate money instead of giving gifts this year. Home Support executive director Dennis Harrington expressed his thanks for the donation. Harrington confirmed that next year’s

Dare to Care telethon will be held April 26, 2009, from 1 to 8 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Harrington encourages local businesses to come up with creative ways of donating money. Individual donations can be made before the telethon or on the day of telethon through the organization. For information call 613-623-7981.

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26 MICHAEL STREET, ARNPRIOR Very comfortable all-brick bungalow on a quiet street and a private fenced yard. Hardwood in living, kitchen and eating areas. Patio doors from eating area to yard. Entrance from yard and garage to home. Fully finished lower level with 3-pce bath, 3rd bedroom, recroom and laundry with plenty of storage. Mature trees in front and back. Approx. 1000sq ft. Ideal location. MLS#710779 $224,000

15 WILLIS JAMES LANE, ARNPRIOR TINY BUT FUNCTIONAL on a great lot. Drilled well and septic documentation availble. Quiet dead-end street close to the Ottawa River and Dochart Creek. Certainly beats renting. 4-piece bath. minutes to town. MLS#712247 $79,900 Photo by KAYLA

94 MCGONIGAL Freshly painted throughout on a large private lot with over-sized, detached garage. Laminate flooring in living and dining rooms. Updated kitchen with plenty of cupboard and counter space. Sliding doors from eating area to large deck. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms and a modern 4-piece bath. Updated wiring. Dining room could be main floor den. 3 season sunroom. Just move in and enjoy. centrally located. MLS#711105 $159,900

Sandra Hall, left, presents Dennis Harrington of Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors Home Support program with a $200 donation.

McEwan H O M E S

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63 EDWARD ST. ARNPRIOR LOADS OF UPGRADES In this bright and immaculate countrystyle home. Good-sized lot with great yard. Patio area. Hardwood floors in kitchen. Dining and living rooms. All laminate flooring on second level. Large renovated full bath. Terrific eat-in kitchen and opens to living room. Warm neutral colour scheme. 3 season sunroom. Newer windows and electrical. New front and side porches. Full basement is a real bonus in an older home. MLS#711356 $159,900

Model & Office at Baskin Drive

Mayfair Lot 23 - $246,900 1355 SqFt Bungalow with 2 Bedrooms, 1 ½ Bathrooms, 9’ Ceilings, Large Soaker Tub, Main Floor Laundry, Hardwood & Ceramic, Large Trim Package

219 JOHN STREET, ARNPRIOR TERRIFIC CURB APPEAL in a true 4 bedroom home in the same family for 50 years. Private gardens, lovely sunroom, high ceilings and wide wood trim, hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, grand and welcoming front foyer with elegant stairway. Lovely condition. All newer windows. Gas fireplace in living room. Entrance from garage to home and yard. Interlocking patio and walkway. Easy on the eyes inside and out! MLS#708693 $224,900

Mystique Lot 70 - $255,900 1374 SqFt Bungalow with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Main Floor Laundry, Vaulted Ceiling, Gas Fireplace Large Trim

MISSISSIPPI MILLS (PAKENHAM) THIS GRAND OLD HOME is located on a beautifully landscaped private lot. The main floor offers good-sized living and dining rooms. A large kitchen with ample counter and cupboard space. Adjacent to the kitchen is the large family room with access to the fenced patio area overlooking a water feature. The second level offers 3 good-sized bedrooms with stairs going to the 3rd level where there is the huge loft with loads of potential. MLS#708883 $179,900 308 WILLIAM ST. ARNPRIOR COMPLETLEY RENOVATED within the last year. Roof, electrical, drywall, siding, kitchen, fixtures. Freshly painted. Terrific oversized and heated double car garage. Laminate flooring on main level and bedrooms. You can heat the home with electric and/or natural gas.Good-sized backyard with deck. Private. breezeway between garage and home MLS#712250 $159,900

Brookfield Lot 65 - $256,900 1640 SqFt, Two Storey with 3 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Bathrooms, Covered Front Porch, Gas Fireplace, Pot Lights, Large Trim Package


Visit our Office and Model Open Seven Days a Week. McEwan Homes will be closed Dec. 19th – Jan. 5th. Web Site: 268679

124 MOORE ST. CUSTOM DESIGNED bungalow on a great corner lot with pleasant views. All hardwood on main level with ceramic tile in bathroom. Open concept kitchen living and dining areas. Island in kitchen with seating area. Walkout from dining room.master bedroom with large walkin closet (5x7). Master with door to main bath. Main bath with separate shower and whirl pool tub. Fenced yard. Owner willing to finish basement to suit buyer. MLS#712242 $299,900

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Keata family sponsors local families Keata Pharma employees sponsored 10 local families through the food bank for the second year in a row. Employees split into teams and bought food for a holiday breakfast and dinner, presents and toiletries for needy families. “One of Keata’s core values is community so this is one way that Keata employees give back to the community,” said Hali Gilmour, a technical services specialist. Pictured, back row standing left to right: Gary Coulas, Carl Lakins, Linda Habecker, Suzanne Inch, Deanna Wright, Natalie Carswell, Cathi Fairfield, Nikki Rumbelow, George Papadopoulas, Jean Tomaso and Sarah Zohr. Second row kneeling left to right: John Carkner (president of Keata Arnprior) Janice Gilmour, Emily Pierce, Brian Estabrooks, Jamie Moore, Wendy Clouthier and Christine Perrault. First row kneeling left to right, Hali Gilmour and Tanya Hickey. This is not a complete list of all the people who contributed to this event and helped to make it a success. Get the VIP treatment

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Make a move in the New Year!! Why not make your New Year’s resolution this year Buying a New Home? 16 Norway Spruce, Stittsville 5 BR, 2 storey home with large spectacular, private yard in a great mature neighbourhood. MLS#713259

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38 WABALAC RD. MCNAB Great location. 3 Plus 1 Br. cozy gas fireplaces on 2 levels, recent upgrades ready for early occupancy, private back yard located just on the fringe of Arnprior. Very ecomonical home. ASKING $209,900 31 STAYE CT. ARNPRIOR Spacious 2BR bungalow in the privacy of a Pine Grove located on 1.5 Acres zoned for a variety of Commercial uses and future development. Reside and operate your business from this multi-use property. Value priced at $339,000. Call for all the details. MLS#713343 178 HARRIET STREET 3 br plus Bonus Room with 150' deep lot 2 blocks from schools. Economical to operate. detached garage. 95% Bank Financing @ $890 per month New Price $179,900. MLS#705049 Call Terry. 13 SPRUCE CR. ARNPRIOR Excellent Town home 1.5 bathrooms,spacious and open Kt. and LR, expand into the unspoiled basement, convenient and economical living, recent upgrades including A/C, roof shingles and modern Kt. MLS#712925 Asking $169,900. Call Terry 339 ALICIA ST. 3 PLUS 1 BR. HOME New condition, walk-out basement, spacious family rm with wood stove. Private back yard, very economical to operate. Call Terry For your private viewing. Asking 219,900. MLS#701944

New 1500 sq ft Bungalow, $259,000. Call Terry.

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Walter Zadow food drive puts students to the test Walter Zadow Public School recently held a food drive for the Arnprior Food Bank. In total the school collected 1,512 non-perishable food items. Classes competed to see who could collect the most food. In first place Calvin Somerville’s class collected 352 items, in second Jane Havey’s class collected 280 items and in third place Pam McGurrin’s class collected 110 items. Pictured are the Grade 4/5 class. First row, left to right: Kurtis Gardiner, Jonah Pelkey, Kayla Howes, Cole Desjardins, Jacob Jack and Grace Philips. Second row, left to right: Laura Sullivan, Jenna Wilson, Jenna Baird, Connor Bradley and Josh Scobie. Third row, left to right: Ronan Kahn, Rylee Moffatt, Logan Doran, Cassie Jones and Hollea Beck. Fourth row, left to right: Taylor Rivett, Emerson Bartel, Emmett Ball, Shaheed Awati, Justin Rouleau, Adam Farmer, Georgia De Abreu, Sean Potter, Gage Rousselle, John Young, Sarah Hall, Julia Barrie and Noah Pelkey.

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To all our clients, friends and associates everywhere, we extend our sincere best wishes and gratitude this holiday season. It’s always a pleasure doing business with you and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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Murder trial scheduled to break for holidays and resume on Jan. 5 in Ottawa Continued from Page 5 According to the information he received, Crooy left the Tehrankari residence after speaking to Allen and Susan and went to the airport to see if he could locate the vehicle. “I have no idea why he (Crooy) went to the airport...the man was quite worried,” Lorimer said in court. According to Crooy’s testimony to the court later on Thursday, he decided on a whim to follow up on Tehrankari’s information that Barbara was to take a friend to the airport, and perhaps leave on a plane herself, something she had mentioned doing in the past. As it turned out, Barbara’s car had been left the day before in a bus lane, ticketed with a $1,000 fine, and towed. Lorimer told the Ottawa Police Service to secure the vehicle. “I found it very suspicious why someone would leave their vehicle in the bus lane,” he explained. He also asked airport security and the OPS to check the flight manifests and security tapes. He asked them to keep Crooy at the airport for investigative purposes, as a person of interest. Around 8 p.m. Lorimer got word a burnt body had been found that morning in the east end of Ottawa. However there was no identification yet and no real details. Again, Lorimer said his police instincts were alerted. “I was quite alarmed by it intuition,” Lorimer told the court. He was so concerned he called in the OPP’s Major Crimes Squad and the assistance of two detectives to assist in his investigation. Despite his concern, the case was still that of a missing person. He called another of Barbara’s ‘boyfriends’, Jim Gardiner, but he told Lorimer he had last seen Barbara on the Tuesday evening. By Friday morning the police team met in Carleton Place to discuss the case. Later that day, Barbara’s remains which had been located Thursday morning off the Dolan Ridge Road were identified and the investigation became that of a murder. Tehrankari, who is acting as his own defence attorney in the firstdegree murder trial, took Lorimer back through his testimony step by step.

He asked Lorimer if Crooy was a suspect. Lorimer explained that he asked airport authorities to “keep him (Crooy) close by for investigation. I wanted everyone involved to be interviewed,” he added. “He was a person of interest in the investigation.” Crooy first met Barbara in the summer of 2003, when he was an instructor at an Almonte gym. That friendship blossomed into an intimate relationship in the early fall of 2004. Crooy explained that earlier in 2004, Barbara and her husband Patrick

had separated but maintained a business relationship. For awhile, Barbara had stayed at the law office, which also was attached to an apartment in which her mentally challenged youngest son Christopher lived under the watchful eye of a full-time caregiver. She moved in November 2004 to an apartment in the home of Elaine and Glenn Brydges in the rural area near Almonte. Crooy testified he had only been to the Tehrankari residence once in the past when he and Barbara were in the city to see the Christmas lights.

They had dinner with Tehrankari and Susan, discussing stock trading and investments, a mutual interest. While Barbara had support from friends in the area, Crooy told the court she had talked about going away to visit friends. He noted that she had friends in Texas. However, he was quite insistent that Barbara would not have left without first telling him. After he realized she had disappeared, he managed to access her cell phone messages, which he had originally set up for

her. While not listening to the calls themselves, he could tell she had not picked up the messages. “I found that worrisome,” he explained. He also found it odd that Barbara had apparently called Tehrankari from a Kanata payphone, and not simply called from her cell phone. Tehrankari told Crooy she was apparently having reception problems, something Crooy found difficult to believe. “I found it kinda’ strange,” he testified. He had a similar phone on the same network and had never had problems in

that area. He also told the court Barbara was supposed to give Tehrankari $2,700 that day for an investment. Previous testimony in the trial indicated that Barbara had about $9,700 in cash with her that day. Crooy also said he called Tehrankari immediately after locating the car at the airport. He testified he found Tehrankari’s response to be rather odd. “Oh, you found the car,” Crooy recounted Tehrankari telling him. “Oh, you’re a good detective.” “I knew something was not right,” Crooy concluded.

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