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5th Year No. 42 October 17, 2008

Poilievre cruises to Nepean-Carleton victory

What you thought...

Conservative takes more than 50 per cent of votes

We asked people at Poilievre's party what they thought of his win. Asked by Jamie Doggart

TOM COLLINS This Week Although it was a day after Thanksgiving, Pierre Poilievre spent much of Tu e s d a y n i g h t g iv i n g thanks. The Conservative candidate thanked his campaign manager, his long-time girlfriend, his volunteers, and most importantly, he thanked all the voters who re-elected him in the riding of Nepean-Carleton. With all the polls counted, Poilievre had 55.8 per cent, easily outdistancing the first runner-up, Liberal candidate Ed Mahfouz, who had 23.4 per cent. “It’s an overwhelming result,” Poilievre told This Week, moments after his victory speech. “More voters of Nepean-Carleton gave me more votes than I hoped for or expected.” P o i l i ev r e a r r ive d t o his campaign party at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club a few minutes earlier to chants of “Pierre, Pierre.”

“It's a sea of blue out here. We couldn't keep up with sign requests.” Jo-Anne Picknell

“Pierre has delivered before and he will deliver again.” Francois Godbout

“He ran well, does what he says he will, and follows his word.” April Straud 160771

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Blue streak: Nepean-Carleton Conservative candidate Pierre Poilievre celebrates his election victory with his campaign manager John Light at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 14. This was Poilievre's third consecutive riding win.

“History has proven he's a hard worker. There was no surprise (that he won).” Lorna Lashley





Strandherd project finally done SPECIAL TO THIS WEEK

Thrilled would be too weak a word to describe the relief, if not joy, of Barrhaven businesses and residents upon seeing that at long last construction on Woodroffe and Strandherd avenues is complete. Due to the early onset of winter in

2007, work was delayed on this critical infrastructure. “Frustrating is too mild a word for the angst caused to residents and business owners over many months this year….simply the ball was dropped,” said Coun. Jan Harder. The councillors have moved a motion for staff to report to council why this

project did not proceed according to plan. “We can understand that there may be unforeseen factors that can disrupt construction, but we should not have had this much delay,” said Coun. Steve Desroches. With the construction completed, the speed limit is once again back up to 70 km/h.


Food frenzy: The team at Barrhaven Wellness Centre held a food drive in the month of October and collected more than 1,000 cans and boxes of food for the Ottawa Food Bank. The food was generously donated by the clients of the Barrhaven Wellness Centre.

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Contest celebrates a potpourri of young literary talent JENNIFER YOUNG This Week Young authors across the city are celebrating being published for the first time while others are putting the final touches on their best work and hoping for the same fate next year.

“They find the quality of the literature incredible.” •Lori Nash, president of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association launched Pot-pourri on Oct. 9, a compilation of all the winning authors from the 2008 Awesome Authors contest. The book will also serve to encourage those young

people thinking about entering a piece of writing this year in the competition. “We want to honour and recognize young people who were successful in winning the Awesome Authors contest. We really want to showcase the talent we have here,” said Lori Nash, president of the association. The compilation includes 18 English poems, 10 French poems, 18 English short stories and six French ones written by young people between the ages of nine and 17 from across the city, including Samantha Morin, a St. Joseph High School student, whose poem came third for her age group. “What we were surprised at is the kind of reaction we get from reviewers,” said Nash. “They find the quality of the literature incredible.” This is the first year the winners’ works have been published, and Nash said it won’t be the last. She hopes seeing that their submissions will be published will encourage other fledgling writers to enter their works this year. “This made a big difference to the kids,” she said. “It adds a great deal of credibility to the program.”

Prose and Poetry: Awesome Authors show off their new copies of Pot-pourri, a compilation of their winning works. Last year she said there were more than 500 submissions, but Nash is hoping for more, especially in the French categories. In the past the contest has had trouble encouraging submissions in these categories. This year entering the contest is also easier because entrants can submit their works online at awesome/awesome_e.cfm,

rather than dropping it off at a library branch, though submissions can still be left there as well. “For the first time people can enter the contest online,” she said. “I think it will raise the number of people who actually enter.” To help kids succeed in the upcoming competition and get the chance to be published next year, the FOPLA are offering work-

shops full of tips and suggestions about how to write an exemplary piece of work. Wo r k s h o p s a r e a t Greenboro District Library on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and at Nepean Centrepointe branch on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The Awesome Authors contest is now accepting submissions for the 2009 competition. The contest deadline is Jan. 26, 2009, with the winners being

announced March 24. Pot-pourri, for those wishing to read the works of some talented young people can be ordered for $12.95 by e-mailing Marie.Petersen@ or calling 613-580-2424, ext. 14383. All proceeds from the book will be used to support the Ottawa Public Library’s literacy programs. jennifer.young@

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Local dispatches New home for snow dump

City holds collection depot

Money raised for breast cancer

The Greenbank Road snow disposal facility is now closed and there are no plans to ever reopen, according to Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder. With the new Strandherd snow disposal facility almost done, all snow collected this winter will now be sent to the new location. After a site condition report, the Greenbank snow dump will be decommissioned, but there has been no other use for the dump determined, said Harder.

The City of Ottawa and Waste Management will be holding a one-day mobile household hazardous waste collection depot on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waste Management Residents can drop off items such as energy efficient light bulbs, turpentine, brake fluid, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, barbecue starters, propane tanks, oven cleaners, disinfectants, herbicides, fungicides, furniture stripper, gasoline and window cleaner.

Spartacat was on hand at Bayshore Shopping Centre on the weekend to help wrap up a Week of Hope during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Activities included face painting, entertainment by Dr. Kaboom and a prize draw. Shoppers also had the opportunity to donate money by placing it in “Lyly’s ribbon” a large five-foot pink ribbon that has collected donations throughout the week.

Networking breakfast chance to expand business MARGARET SAMBOL This Week Successful women face a lot of the same challenges, but they can also share in an opportunity to expand their businesses at Lisa MacLeod’s Women in Business Breakfast on Oct. 24. “It’s a light-hearted, open atmosphere where women can be themselves and participate as much as they want or sit back and watch,” says the Nepean-Carleton MPP. “These are strong, business-oriented women working hard to make a better community.” MacLeod started the breakfast soon after she was the first woman elected in the Nepean-Carleton riding to Queen’s Park. “As I was talking to successful women, I realized we were confronting the same issues,” MacLeod says. The

breakfast made sense to allow women to share experiences and build up each other’s businesses. “It’s put on by women for women,” MacLeod says. The breakfast is an opportunity to network with 100 women in business from across the riding including Riverside South, Barrhaven, Nepean and Manotick. The breakfasts are held once in the spring and once in the fall. In the past the speakers have been on a motivational theme, but this time theme is more educational. Angela Sutcliffe will be speaking on the art of networking and expanding business through word of mouth. “We’re learning from each other and setting up mentorship opportunities,” says Avril Tsang, a member of the networking breakfast organizing committee. It’s a chance for women with experience to pass on some knowledge to

Business advice: Neta Clarke, a woman of many firsts in business, spoke last year about her 50 years in real estate at the semi-annual Nepean-Carleton Women in Business Networking Breakfast. newcomers and for those starting out to ask questions, she says. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for

home-based (business) women to get out in the community and to learn,” Tsang says, adding it can act as a foot in the door to leverage other networking opportunities and gain new clients. Personally, Tsang says the breakfasts have helped her business, the Barrhaven Live website. “I’ve had the opportunity to be introduced to people I don’t normally run into,” Tsang says. “It’s a diverse gathering.” Unlike networking clubs which only allow one member per business category, there are no limitations on this breakfast, except for gender. “It’s a fantastic opportunity,” Tsang says. “Everyone is there with the right mindset. It’s an easy atmosphere and fantastic for people new to business to get into the networking realm without pressure.” Attendees are invited to bring

THANKS OTTAWA! Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) brought The Drive to Survive Tour to the Merivale Mall on October 10 & 11 in support of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. IBC also gave a helping hand to the Ottawa Residential Youth Treatment Centres in the form of a $5,000 donation.

plenty of business cards and promotional items to share in goodie bags. Business cards from the breakfast are compiled in a booklet which MacLeod says she uses regularly for her own shopping. “It’s great to shop from people you know,” MacLeod says. MacLeod says the ticket price – $15 – is low for the opportunity to meet other women and give exposure to products and services. Women can buy tickets online at or from ChiroMax in Manotick. Tickets must be purchased in advance as there will be no door sales. The breakfast will be held at the Prince of Wales Manor at 22 Barnstone Dr. Networking will take place from 7 to 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. sharp. margaret.sambol@


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Above: Hon. Jim Watson (second from left), Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MPP Ottawa West-Nepean assists Nikki Holland (right), Manager of Government Relations for IBC, in presenting a $5,000 donation to the Ottawa Residential Youth Treatment Centres. Receiving the cheque are Carole Gagnon, VP, United Way/Centraide Ottawa, (second from right) and Mike Poliwoda (left), Senior Manager, Capital Campaign, Ottawa Residential Youth Treatment Centres. Right: Minister Watson, tries to read a map while driving IBC's D.U.M.B. Car (Distractions Undermining Motorist Behaviour) simulator. The D.U.M.B. Car demonstrates the dangers of distracted driving. 254774



Local dispatches City plants 50,000th tree

Mayor holds Halloween party

City looking for transit stories

The City of Ottawa is now halfway to its goal of planting 100,000 trees throughout the city. The city held a special event last weekend to celebrate the planting of 50,000 trees and to accept a grant for $10,065 from Tree Canada and Trees Ontario, as part of their Green Streets Canada program, in support of five community tree distributions held across the city.

Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien will be holding a Halloween party to help raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank’s baby supply cupboard. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ottawa City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a spooky cemetery, a haunted house, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch and a show by Little Ray’s Reptiles. Admission is free, but non-perishable donations to the baby supply cupboard are encouraged.

The City of Ottawa is looking for residents to submit short stories of their memories of the Transitway to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The stories should be less than 500 words, and first place gets an annual transit pass worth more than $1,000. There will also be four runner-up prizes, with each winner getting a monthly transit pass. The contest ends on Oct. 24. For more information or the full contest rules, visit

This Week touted for ‘leading the way’ on the environment DANIEL REID This Week Barrhaven This Week is “leading the way” when it comes to the environment according to three leading conservation groups in eastern Ontario. T h e R i d e a u Va l l e y, Mississippi and South Nation conservation authorities have nominated This Week’s parent-company, the Ottawa Region Media Group, for a business award in the first ever Tri-Valley Conservation Awards. “There’s a lot of stuff on the production side of the newspapers that has gone green over the years,” said Charles Billington, director of the Rideau Valley

Conservation Authority. “There are a lot of businesses around that are doing stuff like that but this was (especially) astounding. “It’s a very good environmental effort that’s leading the way.” When you publish 190,000 newspapers every week on 28,000 kilograms of paper, every green change makes a difference. Nineteen newspapers in 11 different markets from Kemptville to Renfrew are now printed on 100 per cent recycled paper and even recyclable, canola-based inks. In August, the media group also launched GreenLife, a magazine focused on environmental issues in and around

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Police Briefs Knife shown in robbery Two men were robbed at knifepoint by three males at a bus stop on Woodridge Crescent. The two men exited the bus around 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 when they were approached

Three teens rob house on Baseline Road The Ottawa Police are looking for three teenagers who robbed a Baseline Road

Three men rob bank Ottawa Police are looking for three males who robbed the TD Canada Trust on Merivale Road last week. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at about 6 p.m., two males entered the bank, and passed a note to the bankteller

by the three robbers, who demanded cash. The suspects left with some money and the victim’s bus passes and were last seen running through the Bayshore parking lot. No one was injured. T h e fi r s t s u s p e c t i s described as a black male in his mid-teens, with a large

afro-type hair style and wearing a green shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as a black male in his mid-teens with a Jamaican accent, cornrowtype hair and wearing a black shirt with a logo and black pants. The third suspect is

described as a black male, wearing a black shirt with a Chicago Bulls logo, jeans and a do-rag. Anyone with information can call the Ottawa Police robbery unit at 613-2361222, ext 5116, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800222-8477.

home last week. Three males, one armed with a gun, entered the house on the morning of Oct. 7 and demanded money and drugs. No one was injured. T h e fi r s t s u s p e c t i s described as a white male,

18 to 19 years old, 5 foot 10 and wearing a red baseball cap, a white shirt and long Capri-style shorts. The second suspect is described as a black male, 14 to 16 years old with a thin build. The third suspect is

described as a 14- to 16year-old Lebanese male. A n y o n e w i t h i n f o rmation can call the Ott awa Police Service, major crime unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

demanding money. They left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation has since uncovered that three males are involved in the robbery. T h e fi r s t s u s p e c t i s described a black 19 or 20year-old male, about six foot to six foot one inches tall, with short hair and no facial hair and wearing

a black baseball cap with a white Air Jordan logo, grey baggy sweater and jeans. The second suspect is described as a black 19- or 20-year-old male, about 150 pounds, with black hair with braids below his ears, no facial hair and wearing a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap and a blue and red baggy jersey. The third suspect is

described as a white male, 18 to 25 years old, about six feet tall. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket with a white T-shirt underneath, a black ball cap, black thickframed glasses and sideburns. Anyone with information should call Det. Sean Gordon of the Ottawa Police Service major crime section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5411. or Crime Stoppers at 613233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.


Current events: Students from Nepean High School make a video announcing the launch of For Youth By Youth News. Students from Nepean High School, St. Mark High School, John McCrae Secondary School and Bell High School spent last Friday, Oct. 11 learning how to put a newscast together. The students will put together newscasts that will appear in five Ottawa high schools in an effort to make youth know more about news happening in the city.

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Liberal places second in Nepean-Carleton The Nepean-Carleton Liberal candidate came up short on Oct 14. Ed Mahfouz was beat out by Conservative candidate, Pierre Poilievre in one of Canada’s largest electoral ridings. While many of Mahfouz’s supporters sported long faces, the Liberal candidate remained positive. The retired teacher greeted each and every person that came

“We’re going to look at it,” he said. “Maybe it’s time to reflect and see, but I am thanking the people for giving me the opportunity.” The candidate wasn’t specific when asked about his future plans, now that the election is over but said he wants to continue his efforts. “I want to keep working for the people to keep making sure the people come first. It’s not about me; it’s about them. It’s about the future.” When asked if he would

run in the next federal election Mahfouz responded by saying, “We’re going to consult.” Mahfouz was surprisingly upbeat for a candidate who lost. He was still enthusiastic about his causes. He consoled some of his supporters who were disappointed. “I’ve found out that the people are very warm. This community has a lot of need. We can do more, we can do better.” meghan.graham@

Free Starbucks coffee at dog rescue benefit tomorrow DANIEL REID This Week staff Brody the border collie has had a tough life. The three-year-old dog was hit by a couple of trucks and suffered serious brain damage before getting rescued by an animal charity in 2004. “He was chained outside all the time,” said Lauren Berrigan, the daughter-inlaw of Brody’s new owner. “The farmer had enough of Brody and was just going to shoot him.” It’s a disappointing story for the dog, whose breed is known to be very intelligent,

but thanks to the Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines, Brody’s story has a happy ending. BARK came to his aid after a neighbour reported that he was hit by a dump truck after years of practically living as a stray. Berrigan, an assistant manager at Starbucks, is now organizing a fundraiser for the organization that saved the dog’s life. Starbucks will be pouring out free cups of coffee and handing out treats for humans and dogs alike at Bruce Pit dog park tomorrow, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In exchange, volunteers

BRODY will be collecting donations of new and second-hand dog supplies. The off-leash dog park is located on Cedarview Road

just south of Baseline Road in Nepean. Starbucks is also collecting donations at its Canadian Tire gas station location on Terry Fox Drive. “We’re just looking for an abundance of supplies,” said Berrigan. BARK covers all dog’s medical costs – including spay and neutering surgeries – before adopting them out. More importantly, they give second chances to dogs like Brody that might otherwise be euthanized. “He’s a little bit slow because of the (brain damage) but still lovable,” said Berrigan.

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He told the more than 100 supporters that it was them who are the backbone of this country, and promised he “will work hard, get results and tell it like it is.” After his speech, he shook the hands of supporters and received many congratulatory hugs before being handed a Corona. Poilievre said his first order of business is to catch up on all the mail that may have accumulated during the campaign before getting down to big tasks, such as working on the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge that will connect Barrhaven to Riverside South. Poilievre, who was first elected in 2004, has now won his third straight term in Nepean-Carleton. Overall, the Conservatives won 145 seats, up by 21 seats, which Poilievre credited to Canadians being happy with the party’s approach to low taxes and their plan to fight crime. The crowd at the golf club watched the election results carefully, cheering when Conservatives won a riding, and jeering when the Liberals won one. Some of the loudest cheers came when it was announced that Green party leader Elizabeth May lost her riding. But that cheering was nothing in comparison to the cheers when it was announced that Poilievre had won the riding and when Poilievre walked into a room, led by a bagpiper. The three-time MP said voters have given him a stronger mandate than last time by giving him more votes. “This riding is filled with talented, hardworking people,” he said. “I represent common people who live in this riding.” He also congratulated his opponents — Mahfouz, NDP Phil Brown and Green Lori Gadzala — saying it took guts to put their names on the line to run in the election.

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to support him at the Liberal headquarters in NepeanCarleton with a smile and a handshake. A crowd of anxious supporters awaited the poll results as they gathered around a television to watch the coverage of the election. “I would like to thank the people,” Mahfouz said. “It’s really the people who decide. I have to accept the decision (but) we will still serve them.” Mahfouz couldn’t pin point the loss to anything particular.



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Goliath incumbents keep their seats across Ottawa Congratulations to the Conservatives for Tuesday night’s election win, but let’s not do this again any time soon, please. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he called the election because Parliament was no longer functional, but that was a pretty thin veneer for seeing a chance

for a majority government. Well, here we are five weeks later and still with a Conservative minority. There was some turnover, but it didn’t touch the nation’s capital. Every single incumbent was re-elected and for the most part, by a wide margin. It seemed like this elec-

tion was more of a rebuilding year. Like a hockey team that has seen its best players retiring, the political parties tested out new leaders, new candidates and new policies, but it didn’t have too much of an impact on the electorate. In Ottawa West-Nepean, Liberal David Pratt said

his campaign wasn’t ready when the election was called and they were behind from the get go. He added that if the national campaign had had some more wind in its sails, he might have done better. In Nepean-Carleton, Liberal Ed Mahfouz skipped debates and didn’t prepare

for the ones he did attend. With that kind of organization, is it any wonder that incumbents, with their massive organizational systems, were not toppled? At the end of the day, it all seems like a lot of bother, if the candidates weren’t going to try their hardest. But at least we have one

thing to be thankful for, it’s over and we can get on with our lives, unlike the election going on to our south which has a month left to go. It seems appropriate just after the Canadian Thanksgiving to recognize how lucky we are to avoid a two-year American-style election campaign.

What was your reaction to the federal election results? Asked by Erin Whittingham and Chris Geminiano, Algonquin College students

“We got shafted again. Why spend another $300 million for another minority.” Craig Workman, over 50.

“I’m disappointed because I wanted any other party to win.” Susana Guerrero, 23.

“I’m not surprised, it’s usually just the Liberals or Conservatives anyway.” Ana Santos, 18.

“I kind of figured the Conservatives would win, so no surprises there.” Curtis Mitchell, 18.

Giving thanks for teenagers' Thanksgiving help TOM COLLINS This Week


Students from the Nepean area deserve our thanks for their hard work last weekend. Many of the teenagers from Woodroffe High School, Merivale High School and Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School gave up part of their long weekend

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to help those less fortunate. I n i t s 1 8 t h y e a r, a Thanksgiving dinner was organized for those who might not normally have a reason to give thanks. Former Nepean-Carleton Liberal candidate Ed Mahfouz organized it once again, and the turnout and the reaction were tremendous. It was held this past Sunday at Sir Guy Carleton. Those who were served

dinner include the homeless, senior citizens, single parents and those who might have been alone. For those who weren’t aware, the students help prepare the food, greet and seat the guests, serve the dinners and clean up. This is a great way for students to give back to the community, and to learn that most of them are indeed fortunate. Not everyone is blessed enough

to have an iPod, money for a turkey with all the trimmings or even a family to share the holiday with. From what I saw, the students worked hard, never took a break, were polite and happy to be helping out. S o m e ev e n d o n a t e d clothing, which allowed the guests the opportunity to choose one free article of clothing for those who needed it.

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Credit card industry needs oversight To the editor, Canada is one of the few industrialized countries that does not regulate credit card fees, and as a result Canadian merchants pay some of the highest fees in the world. New developments in the credit and debit card industry will adversely affect all businesses who accept credit and debit payment. By the end of this month, credit card fees will have increased four times in a one year period. Since the mid-1980s, Interac has been a cooperative comprised of banks, credit unions and other transaction providers, formed to keep the major credit card companies from invading Canada’s debit market. They’ve operated as a not-for-profit business since 1996, but are now in restructuring talks with the Canadian Competition Bureau that could see the model become for-profit. As a for-profit business, Interac would then shift debit card transaction costs from a flat rate to a percentage of the sales value. Under this restructuring, the door would be open for Interac to be bought out by the major

credit card providers and transaction rates would go through the roof. It is estimated Canadian businesses spent $4.5 billion last year on credit card fees. Visa and Mastercard now collect even higher transaction fees by automatically reclassifying a number of their credit card holders to “premium” customers, even though customers hadn’t requested the upgrade. These new surcharges appear to be designed to complicate the ability of the merchant to figure out exactly what we are paying to process transactions. In some cases, merchants don’t know what surcharges will be billed to them because the credit card companies and banks calculate these surcharges based on the spending levels and habits of individual cardholders. This lack of transparency is fraught with danger for merchants and consumers. Why are credit card companies being so secretive with these new charges? Because they know they are price-gouging. Why are rates being increased again this month, so close to the holidays? Coincidence? We think not. Events in the

United States show what happens when financial institutions get greedy and no one is watching. There needs to be an oversight of the banking industry as it pertains to the credit card industry. If these changes proceed as planned, the bottom line for small businesses will be sharply reduced, and there will be higher costs for both credit and debit transactions; costs that will be especially difficult to bear as our economy faces a range of other serious challenges, including such things as punitively high energy costs. We are calling on the next government to promote transparency in the banking and credit card industry and to protect the small business sector from massive cost increases. Business owners and their customers have a right to be protected and it is the government’s responsibility to assume this role. The next government must put the issue of credit card regulation and security for all merchants at the forefront of its new agenda. Linda Price Owner, PJ Quigley’s Bar & Grill

To Ms. Pessot, You are not alone in your concerns about animals and their lack of profile in public debates leading up to the election. I personally know many people who share your concerns. There was an attempt in the mid-90s to update the existing legislation, but it died on the order paper when an election was

Harper minority threatens medical marijuana use To the editor, This election bodes very badly for federally licensed medical marijuana users like me, my epileptic wife, and thousands of other sick and dying people across the country. Stephen Harper won a minority, but with no real opposition to stop him, he will likely run this government they way he ran the last one: like a dictatorship.

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called. So there is some political will that can be mustered if citizens send the message that they’ve had enough (as we’ve seen recently with the environment). I’m a Canadian voter and animals matter to me too. Wayne Henry Ottawa

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thanks to St. Joseph High School and Wade Cotnam, the Optimist Club of Nepean Inc and Rod Bleakney, Kids Keep’In It Clean and Mike Semenick, the Garland Family, Ottawa Somaliland Community Services and Ahmed Ahmed, Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School and Sheila Hendry, and everyone else for their efforts during this campaign.

has launched an organizational realignment that will improve the way municipal services are delivered to citizens, strengthen community development and better position the municipality to address the fiscal challenges of the future. As part of the initial staff reduction process, three senior management positions were declared redundant. This new structure will help further a management culture focused on the goals of finding efficiencies and continually improving services. In addition, the city has instigated an external administrative support and management hiring freeze, effective immediately. This decision is part of the city’s efforts to achieve $100 million in efficiencies by the year 2010. For more information, please contact my office.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES AT CITY HALL I am pleased to report that steps are underway to improve services at City Hall and make our city’s administration less “top heavy.” The City of Ottawa

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I have been working with city staff and the parents' council to reassess the locations of the crossing guards at St. Andrew Catholic School. I am pleased to report that plans are in place to relocate the crossing guard from Escade and Leikin to the high pedestrian volume intersection at Breezeway and Crestway. This is an important safety enhancement for our community and I will continue to work with city staff and parents council. FALL CLEAN THE CAPITAL Show your community pride and join nearly 60,000 volunteers who take part in the City’s Spring and Fall Cleaning the Capital campaigns! Clean up around your workplace or an area in your neighbourhood. Last year, during our spring and fall events, more than 1,000 of Ottawa’s parks, woodlots, shorelines and roadways were kept litter-free. In previous years, residents of Ward 22 have led the city during this initiative. Special

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High school students initiate change beyond classrooms High school student High school students will focus on environmentally friendly changes we can make beyond our own walls to change the community and world we live on Nov. 28 at an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board conference. The conference will be hosted by A.Y. Jackson secondary school and held at Confederation High School in Nepean. The main focus of the Just Initiatives conference

will be fair trade, environment, food security, and ethical spending. The hosts are aiming at having around 200 students attend this conference from a variety of Ottawa area schools. The goal of this conference is to educate, advocate and motivate the students on how they can make a difference for a positive environmental change in our community and more importantly the entire world that we live in. At the conference there will be booths set up for the students to peruse, giving them an opportunity

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New book shares spooky stories from Canada’s haunted capital DANIEL REID


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GHOST TOWN For Shackleton, a student of history, ghost stories are most fascinating when they have an explanation rooted in history. This is why he says the nation’s capital might just be the haunting capital of Canada. “It’s definitely a city that has a very violent past,” he says. In the days of old Bytown, in the 1800s, Ottawa was ruled by gangs,


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Spooky: Glen Shackleton, founder of the Haunted Walk of Ottawa, tells true tales of terror from the nation’s capital in his new book Ghosts of Ottawa. he says. The French, English, Irish, Protestant and Catholic groups took their grievances to the streets. “It was definitely a place where people wouldn’t want to travel around without being heavily armed,” he says. It’s part of the reason why Shackleton – who originally started ghost tours in Kingston – decided to move to Ottawa in 1996. The city is literally a haunted hot spot, he says. One of the most haunted spots, without a doubt, is the Ottawa Jail Hostel, he says. Criminals were often executed by hanging in the former prison. While touring the prison’s death row, “people just get overwhelmed,” says Shackleton. One woman felt hands trying to shove her all the way out of the building, other people get nosebleeds. The scariest stories, explained in Shackleton’s book, tend to be the most subtle. Take the former cell of Patrick Whelan. Whelan was accused of killing D’Arcy McGee, one of the Fathers of Confederation. His guilt has since been questioned and many believe he was a scapegoat for the murder, says Shackleton. If that’s the case, it would certainly explain the unusual experiences that seem to surround his death row cell, where he stayed before his execution. A guide on the Haunted Walk once gestured towards Whelan’s cell only to feel her hand inadvertedly clasp around a rope. Quickly jerking her head to look at the rope, she discovered nothing was there at all.

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“She panicked,” says Shackleton. “It was enough to convince her it was not a place she wanted to be.” Shackleton has one possible explanation for the existence of ghosts. “Ask yourself the question, ‘Is it a ghost or is it us reacting to something that happened in the past?’” he says. Some people might be able to perceive other layers of history, he speculates. Stories of intelligent ghosts that seem to be aware of people are more rare, he says. “I couldn’t even hazard a guess as to how that works,” he says. “The more we learn about it, the less we know.” GHOSTS ON TRIAL Shackleton is a rigorous investigator when it comes to claims of the supernatural. He compares the study of ghosts to a murder trial. Though there’s often no conclusive evidence, almost all crimes are solved with circumstantial evidence. You just need enough of it to prove guilt. Or in his case, ghosts. “All history, to a certain extent, relies on anecdotal evidence,” he says. “We always want to make sure there is some credibility. “Is that 100 per cent proof? No … but we’re never going to act like this is anything more than something interesting.” Shackleton is appealing to readers for more ghost stories from Canada’s capital, possibly to include in a future book. Send your stories to info@ To pick up a copy of the book, visit books.php.

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When Glen Shackleton first started investigating the supernatural, he admits he was a sceptic, even a nonbeliever. But after being followed by invisible footsteps, hearing angry voices argue in the attic of an old building and seeing a wooden door violently rattle just inches from his face with no worldly explanation, he says he can no longer deny his own senses. “I’ve had things happen to me that now force me to take a moderate (stance),” says Shackleton, founder of the Haunted Walk of Ottawa, admitting some experiences have left the hair standing on the back of his neck. In his new book, Ghosts of Ottawa, Shackleton shares many of the firstperson scares that gradually spooked him into being a believer. One of the most terrifying for Shackleton was the first night he spent at Watson’s Mill in Manotick. The mill is said to be haunted by the bride of its first owner, who was killed in the mill shortly after it was purchased in 1861. Shackleton thinks he might have encountered other spirits that night. Angry ones. After putting his first foot to the steps of the attic – which is said to be the most haunted spot in the building – Shackleton and another explorer heard the sounds of a violent argument overhead. I t wa s a t t h a t m o m e n t t h a t Shackleton discovered his animal instinct. He’s neither lion, with instinct to fight, nor rabbit, with instinct to run. “My animal instinct is to be like a deer in the headlights,” he says. “We both just froze . . . We were terrified.” Though he’s never heard of anyone getting physically injured by a ghost, it didn’t make the experience any less freaky for the 13-year explorer. “At that moment, there was someone up there,” he says.


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French heritage celebrated at Vanier Museopark became known, has the only urban sugar shack in the city. The White Fathers originally had a sugar shack in the 1940s on the site. In 1998, Action Vanier rebuilt the sugar shack on the same location and now Sugar Fest is held each spring when 700 maple trees are tapped the traditional way.

Margaret Sambol From cottage countr y for Bytown residents to a thriving Franco-Ontarian village, Vanier has come a long way in the past century. That story is one of three major themes at the Vanier Museopark, according to research co-ordinator Stefan Kimpton. First, the museum’s mandate is to tell the story of the former city of Vanier from 1909 to 2001 when it was amalgamated into Ottawa. Secondly, it showcases the history of its Richelieu Park location, which was formerly the theological college of the White Fathers of Africa. Thirdly, the museum promotes and protects the history of francophones in the Ottawa region. It is the only francophone museum in Ottawa and one of few outside of Quebec. EASTVIEW TO VANIER The first to use the area were aboriginal peoples. The museum has on display some rare ceramic shards that were found on the shores of the Rideau River. The decorated pieces were discovered in 1918 and could be between 1,000 and 2,000 years old. Another exhibit explores the era of the explorers on the Rideau River in the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 19th century, European settlers began to make the area their permanent home. Vanier was originally called Eastview, but was renamed in 1969 in honour of the first French Canadian Governor General, Georges Vanier, to reflect the French population of the area. Eastview was created by the forced amalgamation in 1909 of three villages; Janeville, Clandeboye and Clarkstown. At the time they were three very separate villages with empty land in between. “There was not much connecting the three villages then,” Kimpton says. “Even in the 1940s, some say it was pretty empty in the middle.” While Janeville was an English-speaking village, Clarkstown and Clandeboye were French. The first settlements in Janeville centred around St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. “Janeville was cottage country for Bytown,” Kimpton says. Some of the first families included the Sparks and the McArthurs whose names survive in Ottawa’s roads today. Religious communities greatly affected the development of the former city when Catholic orders settled there.

These decorated ceramic shards were discovered in 1918 on the shores of the Rideau River and could be between 1,000 and 2,000 years old.

These costumes show the 19th century dress of early European settlers to Vanier. The style came from France.

Vanier grew up around the first churches in the area. St. Margaret’s is the oldest parish in Vanier. The other important Anglophone church is Eastview Baptist. The two major French churches were Saint-Charles, built in 1908 and Notre Dame des Lourdes, which was built at the end of the 19th century. It was the religious orders who built the first schools and hospitals including the

The museum has the official seals, crest and flag of the former city of Eastview. Montfort. Les Filles de la Sagesse (daughters of wisdom) were the first Catholic order in Vanier. The first bridge linking the east and west sides of the Rideau River in the area was the Cumming Bridge in

1840. “The Cummings were the founding family of Vanier in Janeville,” Kimpton says. W.R. Cummings was the first reeve. His grandfather, Charles Cummings, built that first link to the east side of the Rideau River after buying a small island in the river in 1830. His son Robert built a general store on the island. He collected a toll on the bridge and was warden of Carleton County. Kimpton says most of the original settlers were relocating from Bytown. Although the Cummings family came straight from Ireland, they were the exception in the area. Growth in the area was helped by the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1854 on what is now the Vanier Parkway. Vanier had its own police and fire services until they were amalgamated with Ottawa-Carleton in the early 1980s. Local artist Thérèse Frère

The White Fathers originally had a sugar shack in the 1940s on the site of what is today Richelieu Park. has a number of her painting depicting historic views of Vanier on display at the museum. THE WHITE FATHERS’ SITE The Order of the White Fathers was founded in 1868 by Monsignor Charles Lavigerie. More than 700 missionaries trained at the site of the current museum, before working in Africa. The original theological college built in 1938 stood in what is now the parking lot, but was demolished in 1978. The museum building and the public library next door were also built by the White Fathers as additions to their initial college. At one point the college in Vanier was the largest in Canada and housed 100 priests at a time. However, declining enrolment forced the college’s closure in the early 1970s. The former city of Vanier bought the college in 1977

and it served as city hall from 1984 to amalgamation in 2001. Vanier was densely populated with 18,000 people but little greenspace. The former city bought the site and converted the land to a public park because of its key location in the middle of Vanier. The park has hosted a lot of hockey on it outdoor rink, as well as croquet tournaments, cross-country skiing and more. The Po tvin b ro thers, Denis and Jean, who played for the New York Islanders, were among those to sharpen their hockey skills at the park. Richelieu Park, as it

FRANCOPHONE HISTORY At one point, Vanier was two-thirds French-speaking, but is now about half. One exhibit explores the history of a secret Catholic society founded at SaintCharles parish to protect French Canadian culture known as the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier. Only French Catholic could be members to counteract Anglophone groups such as the Masons. “There were more than 10,000 members throughout Canada at its height,” Kimpton says, pointing out a copy of the society’s magazine, L’Émerillon. However, the society dissolved in the 1960s over disagreements over Quebec sovereignty. Vanier has been home to many successful Canadians including Bernard Grandmaître, the MPP who was responsible for most of the French services in Ontario today. As minister responsible for Francophone affairs Grandmaître worked on the French Language Service Act in the 1980s provincial Liberal government. MUSEUM The museum opened in October 2006 through a community effort from groups like Action Vanier and the hard work of current and former politicians. A new temporary exhibit is set to open in November and exhibit rotations are planned for 2010. The museum also has a travelling exhibit with the Ontario office of Francophone Affairs. “We’re developing our educational programs,” Kimpton says. Each week Ottawa Region Media Group will be profiling one of the 11 community- and city-owned museums in the Ottawa Museum Network. Keep reading to learn about the heritage treasures and amazing history of your city.

INFORMATION Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 .m. Address: 300 Des Pères Blancs Ave., 2nd floor in Richelieu Park. Directions: OC Transpo route five stops directly in front of the museum. Contact: 613-580-2424, ext. 32001 or Cost: Free



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The ManordaleW o o d v a l e C o m m u n i t y Association monthly Euchre Night held at Margaret Rywak Community Building, 68 Knoxdale Rd. from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Info: Carol, 613-2269402. • Barrhaven Legion – 3023 Cedarview Rd. – Neville Wells Friday October 17, 2008 7 –11 p.m. 613-8438691. Everyone welcome.

• Take part in the Auction for the Animals at Carleton Memorial United Church to help raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society. Auction preview at 2 p.m. with bidding at 2:30 p.m. Info: Diane at 613836-1492 or visit www.ottawahumane. ca/auxiliary.html. • Seniors Resource Fair at 1131 Clapp Lane, Manotick: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

• Oct. 18 and 19: Railfair, Oct.18 or Oct. 19 at the Woodroffe Campus of Algonquin College.Show times are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: adults $8, seniors and teens $5, children 5 to 12 $1. • Kilimanjaro Climb for Kids Family Photo Shoot. Have your family photo taken by a professional and support building a preschool and playground in Africa. $30 for up to 12 people and receive free 10 X 13 portrait. South Pointe Centre, Contact: Lucille at 613-797-4075 .

• Nepean Men’s Curling League: Teams and individual curlers, all ages (18+), all experience levels welcomed. Men’s social\recreation league. Nepean Sportsplex, Thursdays 9-11 p.m, Oct. 23 to March 12, 2009. Call 613-825-4341 (leave message and number). • Children at Risk Annual CelebrityCarved Pumpkin Contest kicks off Oct. 23 at Merivale Mall and runs until Oct. 25. Vote for your favourite pumpkin. Proceeds go to the organization to help it offer support and programs for chidren with autism.



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• Support St. Joseph High School but attending the Ottawa 67's game tonight. Tickets $10 instead of 15 and only available at Toys on Fire on RioCan Avenue. Proceeds go to St. Joseph and the Shepherds of Good Hope. Tickets: www. • Lisa MacLeod's Women in Business Breakfast at Prince of Wales Manor, 22 Barnstone Dr, starting at 7 a.m. Guest speaker: Angela Sutcliffe. Tickets $15 at and ChiroMax at 613-692-6262.

• Craft Sale, Bazaar and Luncheon at St. Richards Church, Merivale Rd at Withrow. from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission Free. Luncheon $7.00 served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Daughters of the Nile. • Craft and Bake Sale put on by Knoxdale Communty School and the Creative Hands Crafters Guild from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym and foyer of Knoxdale Public School and Greenbank Middle School. • 135th Anniversary Bazaar and Tea at Britannia United Church from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea room open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 613828-6018. • Children’s Fall Fair at Bethany Baptist Church (382 Centrepointe Dr.) 11:00am to 1:30pm. Games and prizes for children 10 years and under. Bring a carved pumpkin and costumes. Lunch provided. All families & children in the community welcome! • Oktoberfest dinner at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Advance tickets: adult: $15, children 10 and under: $7. Tickets at door: adults $18, children $10. Tickets on sale until Oct. 19. Info: Nancy Schoenherr at 613-733-5804. • Halloween Dance sponsered by the Knights of Columbus at St Martin De Porres Church Hall, 3891 Richmond Rd from 8 to 12 p.m.. Costumes, prizes, light lunch, refreshments and music by Al Visser. Info and tickets: 613-726-8553 • Oct. 25 and 26: Valleyview Little Animal Farm, 4750 Fallowfield Rd. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring pumpkin painting a corn maze and more. 613591-1126.

• Our World, a Foyer Gallery exhibition featuring Loraine Drewell, Ahmad Humayun, Gerald Smith and Bill Woodley, runs from Oct. 15 to 26. With paint, clay, photographs and four artistic visions, Our World unfolds as a visually exciting landscape and a commentary about contemporary life. The Foyer Callery is located at 1701 Woodroffe Ave. Info: • Women new to Ottawa are invited to the next monthly social event of the Ottawa Newcomers Club, a luncheon or dinner with speaker, on the first Wednesday of every month. Phone 613-860-05488 soonest for detail for this event and on our many other activities. A great way to make new friends. • Every Wednesday: Wishing to improve your public speaking skills this fall? Why not drop by Barrhaven Toastmasters as a guest to find out what it’s all about. To learn more, visit our Web site at: or drop by the Southpointe Community Centre at 220 Stoneway Drive in Barrhaven at 7:00 p.m. any Wednesday. • Appreciation of the Jock River photo contest organized by Friends of the Jock River and open to all primary and secondary school students within the Jock River watershed. Entries should focus on nature, people, structures and/ or activities, as they relate to an appreciation of the Jock River. Photographs may be submitted until May 19, 2009. Info:

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• Oct. 30: Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Please join us from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave. This is an opportunity to check out our activities, meet our members, enjoy entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. Info: 613-580 2828 ext 2. • Nov. 1: Knox United Church Christmas Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 25 Gibbard Ave. Join us for crafts, silent auction , quilt raffle, nostalgia table, baked goods, Candyland, Auntie’s Attic, the Knox Cafe and our lunchroom. Info: 613-829-2266 or www. . • Nov. 2: There will be a Labyrinth Memorial Walk at St. John’s on All Souls’ Day, beginning at 3 p.m. It will be preceded by an introduction by Ian Henderson, Labyrinth facilitator who will also lead the walk. Refreshments in the Church Hall. The walk itself takes about 20 minutes. All are welcome to walk. Please join in remembering loved ones on this special day.

• Nov. 4: The Canadian Federation of University Women of Nepean will meet at 7:30 at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Ave. Larry Martin, a volunteer at the soup kitchen on Sandy Hill, will speak on poverty issues. For further info call 613-843-8040. • Nov. 7: A concert to benefit the South Nepean Autism Centre featuring Lou Nelson as Tom Jones at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. Tickets $100 from Ross’ Your Independent Grocer or Scotiabank. Info: 613-823-4049. • Nov. 8: St. Bartholomew's Annual Bazaar and Tea from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 125 MacKay St. Home baking, gifts, jams and preserves, Christmas items and more. Everyone is welcome. Free admission, barrier free access. Info: 613-745-7834. • Nov. 16: Barrhaven Lions' Light up the Night Parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Parade route starts just west of Strandherd Drive and Woodroffe Avenue and continues down Strandherd to Greenbank Road. Info:



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Job Title: Inserters - Part Time Department: Mailroom, Nepean, ON These positions offer a great opportunity to join our new fast-paced, dynamic mailroom operation in Nepean. Our focus is on customer service and timely delivery of our 18 community newspapers and the mailroom is key to ensuring our success. The inserter positions involve inserting materials into newspapers. Day or evening shifts from Monday to Thursday. We offer approximately 19-29 hours per week. The successful applicants will be energetic self starters with solid organizational abilities, attention to detail and will work well as part of a team. Full training will be provided.

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Pride and character come first for Hartsburg By Rob Brodie He has spent a lifetime in hockey, deeply involved with a game that truly remains his sporting passion. But even after nearly 20 seasons spent behind a National Hockey League or major junior bench, Craig Hartsburg still feels a certain excitement each and every day he drives to the arena that serves as his office. “You wake up every day with a challenge,” said the Senators head coach, who has just started into his third NHL tour of duty in Ottawa this season. “Every day is different in this job. You have different challenges. It’s about dealing with problems and finding solutions and to me, that’s exciting.” Hartsburg made two previous NHL stops as a head coach, with the Chicago Blackhawks (1995-98) and Anaheim Ducks (19982001). With the Senators, he inherits perhaps the most talented team he’s ever worked with, but with the added pressure of producing a winner in a hockey-mad Canadian market that won’t accept anything less. “Every situation is different, no matter where you’re coaching,” Hartsburg, 49, said about his newest coaching test. “A lot of things have gone on in this league since I coached before, so there are lots

of changes. For me, I feel very confident and comfortable that this is a great situation, not just for myself but for the entire coaching staff.” The man who guided Team Canada to gold-medal triumphs at the last two world junior hockey championships also believes he’s a better coach now than the guy who stood behind the bench in Chicago and Anaheim. “As a coach, you’re constantly learning and getting better and trying to find new ways and different ways of doing things,” he said. “You’re constantly trying to find different ways to do things and that’s how you improve as a person and as a coach.” While the NHL game has changed in recent years, Hartsburg still believes the same basic values are the keys to any successful team. “It has changed somewhat since the lockout with the style of game,” he said. “But I think the foundation and character of your team is still very important in how you win.” It’s a trademark Hartsburg wants to stamp on the Senators. “There’s some great players here,” he said. “We want to make sure now we have character to go with that. The area we really want to highlight this year is that we’re going to be a team that plays at a high level with skill but, more importantly, we’ve added character people that are going to play for the team. “A big focus for us right away is to try to put that pride back into being a good team and (having) everybody playing for each other. That’s very important to me.”

Ottawa Senators head coach Craig Hartsburg says teamwork and character will be keys to the team’s success this season. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Look Who’s Coming Boston Bruins Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., CBC

Milan Lucic (Photo by Claus Anderson/ Getty Images)

The skinny: The Bruins gave the Montreal Canadiens a battle in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring and hope to extend their rise this season. Ottawa native Marc Savard continues to be a point machine for the Bruins and one of the NHL’s top playmakers, with Marco Sturm and Chuck Kobasew leading the goal brigade. Big things are expected out of Milan Lucic, a rookie standout up front a year ago. Zdeno Chara remains a tower of power on the Boston blue line. The Bruins hope a healthy Manny Fernandez will team up with Tim Thomas to form a solid goaltending duo.

Senators on TV Oct. 17: vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Oct. 18: vs. Boston, 7 p.m. (CBC) Oct. 22: vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (TSN) Oct. 24: vs. Anaheim, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Oct. 25: at Toronto, 7 p.m. (CBC)





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