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Manotick man given seven-year driving ban, jail time by judge JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

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Jack Tobin, a 24-year-old Manotick man who killed his friend in a drunk driving accident on Christmas Eve, will face three years in jail following a decision by Judge Lise Maisonneuve. Tobin’s friend, Alex Zolpis was killed after being pinned under a pickup truck during a drunken stunt in a downtown parking lot. Maisonneuve said Tobin’s blood alcohol at the time of the arrest – nearly twice the legal limit – was a factor in the sentencing decision. Tobin will also face a seven-year driving ban once his jail sentence is done. The sentence was a split between the five years asked for by Crown attorney Mark Moors and the 18 to 30month recommendation of defence counsel Norm Boxall. Boxall called the hearing a sad day. “The judge gave a very careful, thorough review and took in all the factors of this tragic event,” Boxall said, adding that he hoped the media attention will help to prevent another case of this nature from happening again. Whatever the sentence, it wasn’t enough for Zolpis’s girlfriend Emma Roberts. “We are left to pick up the pieces,” she said. “I am left without a partner and Alex’s parents are without him.” Roberts said that Tobin will likely only serve onethird of his sentence. “Jack Tobin gets one year in jail and Alex gets his life lost,” she said. The victim’s father gave a very subdued statement following the decision, saying he hoped there was a lesson to be learned from the loss of his son. TOBIN, see 4

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City seeks rec centre architect LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

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BARRHAVEN SKATE PARK Omar Abbas, 13, will be trading in his skate board for a back pack in a few days. Pictured at the Barrhaven Skate Park on Sept. 1, Abbas said he spends every day at the skate park.

Barrhaven south is one step closer to getting a new, $51-million recreation complex. By the end of September, the city will have chosen an architect and contractor to build the complex, which could include multiple ice rinks, a pool and a gym. It will be located at Greenbank and Cambrian roads and is set to be completed by August of 2014. The project has been in the works for a couple years, but the next stage will be the most important, said Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches. That’s because the larger community will have a chance to weigh in on what it wants to see at the complex. “It’s very much an information-seeking period of time,” said Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder. The councillors will hold an open house in a couple of weeks to update residents on the plans. The meeting date had not been set at press time. “Certainly there will be some updates for people to have a look at,” she said. Up to this point, much of the

input has come from a five-member public advisory group that includes community representatives. As for what the complex will look like, that will become clearer once an architect is chosen for the project. “We’re looking for creativity,” Harder said. That creativity could include sponsorships and partnerships that will generate revenue to help the city run the new centre, Harder said. The complex was originally supposed to be built a decade from now, but Harder announced last summer that changes to city policy would fast-track the construction. Instead of waiting until new communities are fully built, Ottawa can now pay for the cost of building recreation facilities when communities are 50 per cent complete. By the time the communities are built, the city can use money collected from the developer, called development charges, to pay back the cost of building the sportsplex. That means the complex will be able to contribute to the growth of the community by attract new residents, Harder said

last summer. CHANGES COMING TO WALTER BAKER CENTRE The city has set aside $200,000 to make improvements to the Walter Baker Sports Centre, and Harder said she wants to ensure there is no duplication between the services at Walter Baker and the new Barrhaven south sportsplex. Harder said both complexes should be considered at the same time to provide a full ranges of services without overlap. One of the things Harder would like to see at Walter Baker centre is a City of Ottawa service centre. Right now, North Gower or Nepean are the closest locations to pay parking tickets, property tax bills, and water bills or sign up for recreation programs. “Seventy thousand people (who live in Barrhaven) are expected to drive to North Gower, with limited service hours, or to Ben Franklin Place. So, no,” Harder said. That service centre would likely be a kiosk as the city moves towards web-based services with the upcoming Service Ottawa initiative.

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Transit Commission chair Diane Deans checks out OC Transpo’s new bus arrival text messaging service. Laura Mueller photo

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Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt plays a game with fellow North Gower resident Erika Walter during his first day “on the job” as a councillor for hire. Moffatt launched the initiative to connect with ward residents and promote local businesses.

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OC Transpo launches bus arrival text messaging service LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

OC Transpo riders can now find out when their next bus will arrive by sending a text message. The transit authority launched the real-time service on Aug. 31. It uses GPS data from buses to let riders know when their bus is coming – not just when it is scheduled to arrive. To use the service, text 560560 and your stop number (listed on the sign at each bus stop). Riders can also sign up for personalized alerts at www.octranspo.com. They can choose which routes they want to receive information about and whether they would like to be alerted to bus cancellations, detours and whether Transitway-station elevators are out of service. There is no additional charge for the service, but users should check what type of text-message service in included in their cellphone plans to avoid additional phone charges. Andrew Milne, a developer who worked with OC Transpo to create the SMS service, said the city chose that format because it enables the largest number of transit users to take advantage of the service. SMS is available on both smart

phones such as Blackberries and iPhones, as well as regular cell phones. BUS GPS DATA STILL MIA Transit users will have to wait a bit longer for real-time data in transit smart-phone “apps” (applications). That’s because OC Transpo still isn’t ready to publically release the data stream that is used to create the SMS updates. OC Transpo originally released that data this spring, but yanked the data stream, saying it needed refining. That put Jonathan Rudenberg’s Where’s My Bus? app out of commission. Rudenberg, a member of Open Data Ottawa, said he wished OC Transpo had released the data at the same time as the alert service, but he is encouraged by the steps OC Transpo has taken and the fact that the announcement made mention of open data. Alain Mercier, the transit authority’s general manager, said OC Transpo is in the process of integrating its systems so that all data is the same, no matter if it is providing SMS updates, the phone-in schedule or the information drivers have on the bus. “The issue with open data is that we had is that we’re not able to necessarily control all the in-

formation that’s being pushed out,” Mercier said. That is even true for OC Transpo’s integration with Google Transit, Mercier said. If Google doesn’t update the information at the same rate as OC Transpo, so customers see different information depending on which source they turn to. “So the customer gets a little confused as to what is the accurate data,” Mercier said. Mercier said OC Transpo wants to do everything it can behind the scenes to ensure that the data customers receive in any format is as up-to-date as possible. But Rudenberg said “that doesn’t really explain why they won’t release it today.” It’s not a technical issue keeping the transit authority from making the data public, Rudenberg said. All the city needs to do is draft a policy or terms of use for the information. Mercier admitted OC Transpo will never be able to contract how people (including app developers) use the data. “We don’t have control over whether Google, or any other application, is working at the same speed as we are,” Mercier said. “And that is something that is the reality of the open-data world today.”

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Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt wants to get his hands dirty – and meet a few constituents at the same time. Whether it’s milking a cow or pouring a glass of wine, the first-term councillor is looking at new ways to meet residents in his ward. Every month starting in September, Moffatt will work for a day at any business in his ward, something he has coined his “hire a councillor for a day” initiative. “I want to walk in the shoes of my residents,” he said. Instead of waiting for residents to come to his office or public meetings with their concerns or going door to door, Moffatt said the initiative will give him another way to reach residents. “It’s a different twist on canvassing. It’s a more relaxed environment that I can interact with residents.” He kicked off the project by chasing kids around the Alfred Taylor Centre during a day camp in his hometown of North Gower on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The experience was a slightly different one from the rest of the “work days” he has planned because the camp is run by the city. Being there firsthand to see how the city runs the service will help him at budget time, Moffatt said. “It’s to be able to understand its impact on the community,” he said.

And he discovered it is not only families and young children that benefit from the camps – the program provides muchneeded employment for youth in the ward, Moffatt said. Time will tell if Moffatt’s day at the camp prepares him for his next experience: working at Schouton Corner View Farms in Richmond, which raises dairy cows and cash crops. Moffatt intends to continue the project for his entire time in office, visiting one local business a month. He has several lined up already, including the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (headquartered in Manotick), a family health centre and Jabulani Vineyard and Winery in Richmond. He says he has a lot of varied work experience to offer potential “employers,” including his first job cutting lawns, a stint washing dishes at Strathmere, sales at Tommy and Lefebvre and Golftown, reading gas meters for Enbridge and tending bar at several establishments. If businesses take Moffatt up on his offer, there are fringe benefits. The councillor will write up an account of his experience that will be posted on his website, http://rideaugoulbourn.ca, and in his two newspaper columns. “I want to shed more light on these services and businesses in the community,” Moffatt said. If you are a local business that is interested in hiring Moffatt for a day, call his office at 613-5802491 or email rideaugoulbourn@ ottawa.ca. 490607

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After two long years of planning the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge in Dunrobin is set to open in September. Lynne Rowe, founder of the rescue for injured or orphaned animals, said she’s thrilled everything is coming together for the Sept. 18 grand opening. “That is extremely satisfying after two years,” she said. “We can make this happen. We can provide for the animals.” The Ministry of Natural Resources is in the process of granting Rowe approval to open. Her project also received a number of grants to finish developing her property to house small mammals and an adjoining pasture for deer. “I’m confident by the grand opening we’ll have our authorization,” she said. Her garage has become a raccoon quarantine room – each litter of raccoons must be kept separate for two weeks to avoid spreading infections and diseases. She has cages set up to house small mammals such as squirrels, a dividing fence to keep domestic animals away

from the wildlife, and a medical trailer to treat the animals. “Here we are two years later and my property has been transformed,” said Rowe, adding the only things left to do is finish painting and installing a chainlink fence around her property. “(The deer enclosure) has been inspected and is off-site from here.” The pasture will provide a wide-open area for deer to be rehabilitated and introduced back into the wild with minimal transport and moving involved, she said. GRAND OPENING “This place is going to look great for our grand opening,” said Rowe. “It’s going to be a really fun day.” The big day is set for Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Onsite entertainment will include a magic show, face painting, live music, a petting zoo and a tour of the wildlife facilities. “People will be able to see what we’ve accomplished and hopefully get involved,” said Rowe. Visit www.ccwr.ca for more information.

‘There are simply no excuses’ Tobin sentenced TOBIN, from1 “Everyone must be careful to avoid putting others at risk from their poor judgment and reckless behaviours,” he said. Tobin, son of former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Tobin, plead guilty in May to impaired driving causing death. During a sentencing hearing in early August, Tobin said Zolpis’s death was senseless and that he thinks of his friend every day. “I truly wish I had been the only victim that night,” he said. “There are simply no excuses.” As he left the court, Brian Tobin told reporters that he believes his son can one day honour his friend by making a contribution to his community. The Crown said the judge had an extremely difficult case, and he hoped the sentence will serve as a deterrent for drunk driving. “There are consequences when people drink and drive,” Moors said. “They kill people and destroy lives.”

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North Gower wind farm at the centre of PC campaign promise LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

A debate over a proposed wind farm in North Gower is one of the key controversies behind a Progressive Conservative platform plank. The concerns of residents in the small south Ottawa community represent the struggles of communities across the province that find themselves struggling with the fallout from the Ontario Liberal government’s introduction of the Green Energy Act in 2009, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa McLeod said at a recent campaign stop. McLeod said the act “stripped” communities of the power to make decisions about what kinds of renewable energy developments they want in their neighbourhoods. McLeod said if a PC government is elected on Oct. 6, it would scrap the portions of the Green Energy Act that dilute local decision making. “Voters want local decision making back,” McLeod said during a whistle stop at Hampton Park Plaza alongside Ottawa Centre PC candidate Robert Dekker on Aug. 30. The Green Energy Act includes the line “despite any restrictions,” which means Green Energy Act regulations override all other laws or agreements, including the Environmental Assessment Act and

municipal planning rules. That hasn’t sat well with residents of North Gower, who have complained a proposed wind farm will be located too close to homes. The proposed Marlborough Farms wind project will be situated just northwest of the village of North Gower. Its eight turbines would produce up to 20 megawatts of electricity – enough to power approximately 6,000 homes, according to its developer, Kemptville’s Prowind Canada. But nearby residents have sounded the alarm over the project, citing worries over the noise the turbines produce. Critics say there has not been enough research into the health effects, which they say could include: stress, sleep disturbance, dizziness, nose bleeds, palpitations and even skin burns. But the city has no power to impose any restrictions on the project or require more studies. McLeod says the Conservatives want to change that. The PC platform, dubbed “Changebook,” states: “We will give cities and towns the power to decide what happens within their boundaries.” “Elements of this (Green Energy) act are going to be changed,” McLeod said, but didn’t elaborate on which parts of the act would change, or any other ways the PCs would make to enhance local decision making.

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Squeaky wheel gets the grease T

here are three inevitable things in life: death, taxes and people who complain about taxes. Every year after the City of Ottawa puts out its budget plan, hundreds of people make the trek to city hall to decry cuts to various services and programs. Sometimes that works. Often, the information comes a little late in the game for councillors, and the changes go through anyway. Individuals dead set against tax hikes and community groups worried about cuts to services and programs might want to be a little proactive this year instead of reactive. If you want the city to preserve a department’s or program’s budget line, contact your councillor or email budget2012@ottawa.ca. The

But, as Mayor Jim Watson said during the last round of budget talks, if you are demanding no cuts to one budget area, be prepared to offer suggestions where the city can cut programs or services. Keep in mind, this council is committed to limiting a tax increase to below 2.5 per cent. Translation: the cuts, they are a coming (sung to the tune of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin’”). And council has a limited scope to what they can cut: they must keep their hands off essential services. The beginning of September is also the start of the city’s budget season, with only three months until the budget is set for final approval. Remember: the sqeaky wheel gets the grease.

councillor, elected by you (or despite you) is at least somewhat politically tethered to the wishes of their constituents. If a councillor receives a thousand emails demanding the funding of a $100-million dog shampooing beauty parlour and no other emails or phone calls about other issues, guess what? Your ward is probably in line for a $100-million canine beauty parlour and a 10 per cent tax hike to pay for it. Sound absurd? Well, over the past decade staff have come up with some pretty strange suggestions to pare the budget, ranging from cuts to community rink maintenance to closing local library branches. If you want council to hold the line on taxes — give your councillor a call.

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verybody talks about the weather, they always say. But this year, everybody really does talk about the weather. From big winds to big rains to big droughts, the weather has been all over the news and all over our conversation. Mind you, the news media always make a big deal out of the weather – was there ever a year when the Queensway was not a skating rink, when Old Man Winter’s icy fingers did not grip the city, when summer did not send a furnace blast of hot air across the region? But it has been different in the past year. Severe drought in Somalia coinciding with photographs just the other day of New York City streets under water. Tornado zones in the U.S. experiencing many times the normal occurrence of tornadoes. The most severe flooding on record in places such as Manitoba. And then: earthquakes in places that don’t normally get earthquakes and, in the places that do normally get earthquakes, such as Japan, earthquakes large enough to cause death, destruction and a crippling of the entire economy. The weather suddenly is worth talking about, not just in idle conversation, but in concrete terms, involving such things as flooded basements, power outages and trees falling down. And that’s Barrhaven•Ottawa South

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town not just in Japan, but the Ottawa Valley too. It used to be that Canadians felt immune from severe weather. Sure, there was the cold, but it was predictable and it didn’t last all year. And as a reward for suffering through the winter, we got a kind of exemption, we felt, from the tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes that afflicted other, usually warmer parts of the world. There was an advantage, we always felt, to not living in Paradise. It is less so now. Even in the Ottawa Valley, where the hurricanes don’t reach and the flooding is usually minimal, we’ve had winds and water at a level high enough to be more than an inconvenience. Everyone remembers what fell down during the sudden windstorm during Bluesfest. Those with slightly longer memories will remember the

rain and flooding that hit many basements in late winter. Tornadoes have been closer by than we’re used to and there have been, in the last year and a half, two significant earthquakes, one large enough to send people out of downtown office buildings and into the streets. Everyone talks about the weather, and now the talk is about more than whether it will be a nice day for a picnic tomorrow. The other half of that old saying about the weather, often attributed to Mark Twain, is that nobody every does anything about it. Actually some people have been asking governments to do something about it for years. Those would be the members of the climate change movement, people concerned that our activities on the planet, particularly our consumption of fossil fuels, is wreaking havoc with the environment. For a while, their fears were expressed as concern about “global warming,” something that felt more or less benign to lots of people, particularly those in cold climates. Global warming? Does that mean shorter winters, golf in February? What’s not to like? More recently, the focus has shifted to climate change. Climate change does

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not mean golf in February. It means more violent extremes of weather. It means more tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and torrential rains. Even in more peaceful climates, such as ours, it means the power going out more often, more trees falling down, more water in the basement and on the streets. There is no shortage of people to deny the existence of climate change, of course, some of them quite reputable. But as more and more people experience the kind of extreme weather we have been seeing, the issue becomes less abstract. Thus, more and more people are going to be talking about the weather. And demanding that somebody do something about it.

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In an effort to reduce wait times for diagnostic imaging, the province is pledging extra funds to the Queensway Carleton and Pembroke Regional hospitals for two new MRI machines. The Queensway Carleton has already budgeted $3 million for what will be their second MRI and started construction on the outer building that will house it. Pembroke Regional Hospital – which serves a catchment of 100,000 people in Renfrew County – will be raising $4.5 million to cover the cost of the machine and renovations to the facility that would house it. The two hospitals will each receive $800,000 grants annually from the province to cover the cost of running the machines. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli called the announcement an important step forward in patient care. “Wait times for MRIs in the Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) have decreased from 79 days in April 2008 to 44 days,” Chiarelli said, adding that it was thanks to the provincial health premium and reinvesting in health care. “The outcomes are real and measurable,” Chiarelli said. “The new MRI will expand services to residents of Nepean, Kanata and Barrhaven and result

in even shorter wait times.” Dr. Wilbert Keon, chair of the board of directors for the Champlain LHIN, MRIs the greatest diagnostic imaging tool of all time. “Not only will these new machines reduce wait times for MRIs but it will also reduce the time the patient spends in the system because they will have a much more accurate diagnosis,” Keon said. Alex Munter, chief executive officer of the Champlain LHIN said the MRI at the Queensway Carleton could result in 5,600 more scans annually. “We had about 2,500 people travelling in to have scans done,” he said, adding that the new MRI at the Pembroke Hospital will free those scans up and the new machine could have a capacity for 3,100 scans. Pierre Noel, the president and CEO of the Pembroke Regional Hospital said an MRI was the most critically missing tool in the hospital and would improve their orthopedics care. “I am delighted, but I am here to thank the province on behalf of the 100,000 residents in Renfrew County who will now have access to this type

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Dr. Wilbert Keon, Board Chair of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network thanked the hospital staff for all their advocating during an annoucement of provincial funding for two new MRI machines on Sept. 1. One of the machines will go to the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the other will go the Pembroke Regional Hospital.

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The University of Ottawa, along with funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research will be teaming up with Barrhaven residents and service providers to ask the question, where’s the food? The study seeks to use community-based research to find out what is in area kitchens and how the food got there. Erin Krekoski, who works with Just Food as the Food for All Ottawa food policy project coordinator, said the project would help to see if the dietary needs in the community are being met. “We can look for things like if there is a need for kosher food, or Halal, and if it’s available,”

Krekoski said. The project – called Where’s the Food? – is organized in part by the University of Ottawa and funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Projects have already been completed in the neighbourhoods of Sandy Hill and Fitzroy Harbour. Krekoski said that the opportunity to do a study on Barrhaven is good because it gives researchers a chance to look at a suburban neighbourhood. Volunteers came from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, the West Barrhaven Community Garden and doctors’ offices and homes in the area. Linda Mousseau, a resident of Grenfell Glen in Nepean, said she was interested in the project

because of its wider implications in the community. The study will look at everything from access to grocery stores to what food programs are in schools. Barrhaven Food Cupboard organizer Linda Graupner said the study would be well positioned to support the strategic review that the food cupboard is going to be doing in the coming months. Krekoski said the project could take roughly six months to complete. The Aug. 24 meeting drew 12 people – but could easily grow as volunteers said they plan to engage key players in the community. Over the next month, volunteers will recruit and go over the template for the research

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like green beans can lose 48 per cent of the nutritive value within four days, so getting it close to being picked is important,” he said. As of the 2006 Census, Barrhaven had 17,903 residents, a number Oejema said was likely to be off. “You’re going to see that the demographics in west Barrhaven have hardly changed, but in other areas like Stonebridge, it’s constantly changing,” he said. Dr. Elizabeth Kristjansson, head of the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study will be talking to volunteers about the study and how the information can be used to help with the Where’s the Food project. “I think Elizabeth would agree that using the 2006 Census data is a little inaccurate, but at least we have a starting point,” Krekoski said. According to the data in the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study, Barrhaven has poor access to specialty food stores and grocery stores. The study will seek to gain more accurate data and eventually come up with some recommendations to improve food access in the area. Volunteers will meet again at the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre at 4100 Strandherd Drive on Sept. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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A Manotick woman brought her son into the world with the help of paramedics on Aug. 25. The 32-year-old mother was experiencing contractions when concerned family members called for help just after midnight. Communications officers talked the woman’s mother through pre-arrival instructions for the imminent delivery after her water broke and she began to feel the urge to push. Paramedics arrived on scene and delivered the boy with 20 minutes of the call. Both mother and son are in stable condition at the Ottawa Hospital. Paramedic Services said it has assisted with four home deliveries in the month of August.


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Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLoed is in the driver’s seat when it comes to supporting Tory leader Tim Hudak on the campaign trail. When the provincial Progressive Conservative party leader upgraded to a big blue tou bus to kick off his election campaign, he knew just the person to take over the RV he used to spread his message across Ontario this summer. MacLeod’s first stop with her new “Change-a-bago,” as she has dubbed it, was a press event with Ottawa Centre PC candidate Robert Dekker. But the RV will be MacLeod’s home for the next six weeks as she spreads the PC’s message across the province. She will be splitting “Change-a-bago” duties with Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson, but no other Tory candidate – save for the leader, Tim Hudak – will be travelling the campaign trail as much as MacLeod. McLeod has already hit the hustings hard, visiting all but a couple remote northern Ontario ridings before the election writ officially drops on Sept. 7. She couldn’t say how much of her time would be spent on the road and how much would be spent campaigning in the riding in the lead-up to the Oct. 6 election, but she said there will be a balance. When asked by a reporter if her role in the campaign extends beyond that of an incumbent candidate, McLeod only laughed and said she is happy to provide “moral support” for her fellow candidates, such as Ottawa Centre’s Robert Dekker, who tapped McLeod for an appearance at Hampton Park Plaza last week. As for claiming a role in a potential PC cabinet, McLeod said that isn’t her focus at the moment. “Our focus right now is doing a little bit better than we did last time,” McLeod said. But she alluded to her personal connections and deep involvement with the party and its leader. “I will personally say this: Tim Hudak is a friend of mine. We have been friends since I arrived at Queen’s Park, outside of just politics,” MacLeod said, adding

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Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod’s first stop in her new “Change-a-bago” RV was a press event with Ottawa Centre PC candidate Robert Dekker at Hampton Park Plaza on Aug. 30. McLeod is the only PC candidate hitting the campaign trail in style in an RV as she heads across the province spreading the Progressive Conservative platform message. that she and her husband/campaign manager believe in Hudak so much that they will “make the sacrifices” to get him elected. In the wake of a dismal Tory result in the last provincial election in 2007, MacLeod’s was one of the names touted as a frontrunner to replace former leader John Tory – not a small feat for someone whose first stint in political office began after a byelection the year before. But the ever faithful foot soldier, McLeod said she never considered running for the leadership. “I was supportive of John (Tory) until he made his decision that he was go-

ing to move on, and then I was … Tim Hudak’s first supporter for him to be leader,” she said. She is considered a key figure in Hudak’s shadow cabinet as the official opposition critic for revenue government and accountability, as well as the vice chair of the standing committee on government agencies. MacLeod laid the groundwork for her political career by working her way through the offices of her riding’s former representatives at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. She graced the offices of former conservative Nepean-Carleton MPP John Baird, Bar-

rhaven Coun. Jan Harder (whose ward was called Bell-South Nepean at the time) and Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre as a staffer. But her political roots reach back even farther. Her father, Danny McLeod, was a municipal politician in New Glasgow, NS, and he worked on campaigns for Peter McKay and John Hamm, a former conservative Nova Scotian premier. She also boasts a second cousin, Donald Cameron, who was the former premier of Nova Scotia, as well as a great uncle who was a former provincial cabinet minister.

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“CO alarms provide the only form of early warning for carbon monoxide,” Heller warns. “Without these life-saving devices, undetected CO can result in early symptoms of headaches, nausea and fatigue which are often mistaken for the flu. Prolonged exposure leads to brain damage and death.

If you answered yes to any one of these, you need to learn the facts about carbon monoxide—and you need to install a CO alarm. Often called the ‘silent killer’, carbon monoxide is odourless, tasteless and invisible. If not vented properly, or if appliances or heating devices malfunction, CO can cause sickness, debilitating physical and mental issues and, ultimately, death. Despite ongoing warnings from safety officials, thousands of Canadians are exposed to carbon monoxide each year and some die. The only way humans can detect deadly CO is with a CSA-approved carbon monoxide alarm.

Since many of us have gas water heaters, stoves, fireplaces or attached garages, CO is truly a fourseason danger. But the onset of autumn brings increased potential exposure to CO as heating systems are turned on, fireplaces are sparked and cars warmed up.

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• 59 per cent of Canadians do not have a CO alarm. • 44 per cent do not have heating systems checked annually. • 18 per cent believe CO alarms are only required if you have a gas furnace.

She offers these home safety tips: • Have a licensed inspector check heating systems and other fuel-burning appliances, including furnaces and fireplaces, annually. • Install one-CSA approved CO alarm on each level of your home and outside sleeping areas. • Keep clear all exhaust flues and ducts including those used by water heaters, ranges and fireplaces. • Test all CO alarms monthly and replace them every 5-7 years. • Change the batteries at least once a year.

With the multitude of devices in a home that emit carbon monoxide, she urges Canadians to take steps now to avoid tragedy down the road.

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Some of the things you’ll enjoy about working as part of the sales team at Metroland: • Being part of Metroland’s adventure in the online and offline world • Working in a fast paced innovative working environment • Advising clients on cutting edge technologies and industry trends • Becoming an expert in the Web, publishing, and delivery • Self-directed earnings potential In this position, you will be called upon to: • Identify and discuss advertising needs with prospective customers • Understand and promote METROLAND MEDIA products and services relevant to each new potential client acquisition • Design proposals for customers based on needs assessment • Maintain positive and effective customer relationships Requirements: • A can-do attitude with a drive for success • Good Internet skills • The desire to earn the income you want based on sales results • Excellent communication skills • Media experience is an asset, but not required. • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his/her own transportation Metroland Media attributes its success and winning culture to its dedicated employees. We are committed to offering you a best-in-class total rewards package, ongoing growth and development opportunities, plus a dynamic and innovative working environment. Forward your resume in confidence to Nancy Gour (ngour@metroland. com) by September 30, 2011. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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2ND PRESS PERSON Metroland -Ottawa Region a division of Metroland Media Group is looking for an experienced 2nd Press Person. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience on Goss or Goss related equipment. JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible in the efficient operation of the printing units and maintenance to achieve a quality printed product. REPORTS TO: Plant Manager COMPETENCIES/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Must have a thorough working knowledge of press setup and layout • Must have a minimum 5 years Global or Goss community web press related experience • Able to work shifts • Must be a motivated self starter • Assist in maintaining and improving quality standards and production performance • Good record of punctuality and attendance. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook. FORWARD RESUME BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 TO : Dennis Girard Plant Manager, Ottawa Region Media Group 35 Opeongo Rd., Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2 Fax: 613-432-6689 email: dennis.girard@metroland.com Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. All resumes will be kept on file for future consideration.

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Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and southern Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division, manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario, reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

THE OPPORTUNITY As we continue to expand our successful digital sales initiatives, we are currently seeking an energetic, talented and self-assured Manager of Digital Media to drive new business sales throughout the Ottawa region. We’re looking for a motivated leader who demonstrates a sense of urgency, without creating unnecessary chaos. The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and a proven track record for attaining outstanding results through the motivation and development of a sales team. This role requires knowledge of the digital advertising space, the competitive landscape and a solutions oriented approach to selling.

THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for New Business Acquisition Sales Representatives to sell the company’s fastest growing product - Deals4U.ca This innovative program promotes local businesses to local consumers through a special “daily deal.” You’ll use your knowledge of what’s great about our city to develop and grow the local market by securing commitments from the most desirable local households, businesses, and services including restaurants, spas, nightclubs, retailers, theaters, tourism venues, and more. This position offers salary (commensurate with experience) and generous commissions based on revenue, sales targets and company goals

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Manage and develop a team of “hunters” who are exclusively focused on generating new business/clients • Utilize your expertise to maximize revenue and develop strategies to ensure superior execution from your team • Consistently monitor team performance relative to targets and adjust plans accordingly to ensure that targets are achieved • Mentor your team and strive to make them better; we expect them to continually improve as a result of your expert leadership • Work through obstacles/objections with your team members, while ensuring superior customer satisfaction at all times • Ongoing reporting, tracking and forecasting

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Develop and cultivate leads using multiple sources including cold calling and door-todoor prospecting • Continuously set up face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects (15-20 appts. per week) to present our marketing solutions • Generate compelling proposals for potential advertisers, demonstrating how our programs will meet their business needs • Explore and exhaust all possible leads to ensure that we don’t miss out on any opportunities • Maximize advertising revenues by acquiring prospect commitment • Address customer requests/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner, ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Consistently meet and/or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual targets

ABOUT YOU • A track record of successfully driving revenue, with a focus on acquiring new business • Previous experience in a sales leadership role, with preference given to with digital advertising sales experience • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop successful “hunters” • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications, with expert knowledge of Excel

ABOUT YOU • Proven track record as a hunter, exclusively focused on acquiring new clients and converting new business leads • Previous sales experience, with preference given to those with digital advertising sales experience • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships with potential clients • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing practices • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A hunter mentality, with the confidence and drive to excel at generating and closing new business • Highly motivated by monetary incentives • Extremely ambitious with an outstanding work ethic and unprecedented drive for immediate results • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry • Ongoing development and opportunities for advancement • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 3 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you’ll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment. • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 4 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ngour@metroland.com. Please reference “New Business Acquisition Representative” in the subject line.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ngour@metroland.com Please reference “Manager, Digital Media” in the subject line.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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• SEPT. 5 Barrhaven Lions Fun Day at Ross’s Your Independent Grocer, 3777 Strandherd Dr. Bounce rides, Lions Club train, face painting and fingerpinting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live entertainment plus trunk sale/garage sale. To reserve trunk sale spot or for information, call Dave at 613-825-4371 or email dvoisey@rogers. com

• SEPT. 11 Ottawa River Riders will host the annual Guide Dog Run charity motorcycle ride to benefit Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the ride, and an afternoon barbecue and social with loads of prizes. All motorcyclists in the area are welcome to participate. Cost is $15 per person, which includes a score card and a barbecue ticket. For more information call 613-692-7777 or visit www.ottawariverriders.ca

Education Centre (formerly: Confederation high school), 1645 Woodroffe Ave., at Hunt Club Road. For information, contact Glenda Levesque at 613- 692-4778 or email: membership@cfuw-ottawa.org After a successful 30th anniversary season, the Ottawa Brahms Choir under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti invites old and new members to join us for a wonderful programme of choral works. All voices are welcome, especially tenors and basses. No audition required. Rehearsals start Sept. 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Southminster United Church at Aylmer and Bank streets. Call 613-749-2391 or 819-5688169 or visit www.OttawaBrahmsChoir.ca for information.

• ONGOING The new Barrhaven Community Concert Band needs musicians. Rehearsals will be held Thursday evenings starting in September. Visit www. barrhavencommunityconcertband.com for details.visit the Bells Corners Legion branch 593. Veterans wishing to speak with him should contact Len Grummett at 613-820-3018 before Sept. 9 to arrange an interview.

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It may have been a while since Pam Collacott has had a bun in the oven, but her cookbook speaks volumes of her years of experience with cooking healthy, local food. “I try to think of stuff that isn’t too complicated and won’t cost much,” the North Gower resident said. Collacott started running classes out of her house in 1983 to share her love of cooking with the community after leaving her work as a family studies teacher to start a family. Now, she cooks on television every other Monday at noon with host Leanne Cusack on CTV. She also writes a column for a local newspaper and a magazine called Taste in Travel. Her newest cookbook – the latest in a series of five – is called Buns in the Oven: Great Recipes will launch at the North Gower Farmers’ Market on Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Buns in the Oven program where Collacott has volunteered for the last eight years. Buns in the Oven is a program in Ottawa for pregnant women who are at risk due to their age, socio-economic factors or other barriers. The program is part of the Young Parent Support Network, which receives funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is a partnership of four agencies in Ottawa: Emily Murphy NonProfit Housing Corporation, St. Mary’s Home and the Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre and Youville, and aims to provide accessible services and advocacy

for pregnant youth and their children. The Buns in the oven program is available at eight sites throughout the city and allows a group of women to meet weekly from the time they learn they are pregnant until their child is six months old. Cathryn Fortier, the project manager for the Buns in the Oven, said that as many as 80 women take advantage of the program each week – with approximately 300 women participating annually. “There is an emphasis on food,” Fortier said. “Everyone cooks together each week and they either eat it during the session or bring some home.” Clients are also given fresh fruit and vegetables and a $5 food voucher each week. When they are not cooking, they are learning about nutrition and parenting skills. “We usually have a dietician on site so they can ask questions,” Fortier said. The proceeds of the book will be used in part to maintain the practice of giving clients the produce and food vouchers. “We would also like to expand on that,” Fortier said. In addition to Collacott’s culinary masterpieces, friends from across the country have contributed recipes such as: Elizabeth Baird’s Pizza Soup, Anne Lindsay’s Winter Salsa, Bonnie Stern’s Roasted Root Vegetable Fries and others from Lucy Waverman, Rose Murray, Emily Richards and Sandi Richard. Collacott said she will be signing copies of the book at the farmers’ market on Sept. 10. “I thought the farmers’ market was a good site because I try and make everything with locally grown food,” she said.

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