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Mementos honouring Eric Leighton, 18, surround the Mother Teresa Catholic High School’s memorial stone on Friday May 27. The Grade 12 student died from injuries sustained in an auto-shop class explosion at the school the previous day.

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An 18-year-old student is dead after succumbing to injuries from a shop-class explosion at Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Barrhaven on May 26.

Ottawa police confirmed that Grade 12 student Eric Leighton died around 8:30 p.m. in hospital stemming from injuries from the explosion, which rocked the school around 10:45 a.m. The explosion was caused by a spark that hit an empty 55-gallon oil drum. The va-

pours from the peppermint oil once stored inside the drum is what caused the explosion, said Marc Messier, spokesperson for the fire services. The drum was being used in a project to build a barbecue. See ‘Explosion’ page 2

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Ottawa Fire Services spokesperson Marc Messier speaks to the media on May 26 outside Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Barrhaven.

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Continued from front Leighton was knocked unconscious and covered by debris from the blast. Ottawa Paramedics commander of operations Joe Micucci said Leighton had no vital signs when paramedics arrived at the school. He was resuscitated on route to hospital but paramedics reported severe head injuries. Later that night, Leighton died. Four other students and a 33-year-old teacher were all treated for minor injuries and taken to hospital. All five were in stable condition. Three more students from the class were treated on scene. EXPLOSION

Messier said the explosion happened when an empty 55-gallon oil drum that “blew up.” “At first I thought it was a bomb threat,” said Garcia-Salasvidal, who was in gym class. “When the teacher came in and said we needed to evacuate, I was pretty scared. “I’ve never been in a situation like this. I just wanted to get out of there as soon as I could because I didn’t know what to expect.” Hazardous materials technicians were onsite at Mother Teresa assessing the building after the explosion. No fire or severe structural damage had been reported, said Messier. The investigation is ongoing by the Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Service and the Ontario Fire Marshall. The police’s arson squad will also investigate, as per explosion procedure. Personal injury lawyer Heidi Louise Bergeron said multiple parties could be at fault for the explosion. She explained that if a person sold the barrel to Mother Teresa staff with the knowledge that it contained explosive material and failed to warn the school, he or she would likely bear some responsibility. “The investigation into liability, or civil responsibility for the explosion, may reveal that there are other culpable individuals,” she said. “Ontario’s Negligence Act allows the court to assign part of the responsibility to different individuals or groups.” Originally, the Ottawa paramedics said one of the four students was a 17-year-old male who was sent to hospital with severe internal injuries. They later confirmed he only had minor injuries.

A friend of the 17-year-old, Adam Sauvé, who was present at the scene, confirmed his name is Adam Soliman. “That was probably misinformation at the time,” Micucci said. “There was a lot of confusion at the scene.” EVACUATION The school’s 1,400 students were evacuated to Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School (LDHSS), just down the street from the Catholic school and were sent home as of 2 p.m. High school students who normally walk were released to go home as well, according to the school’s website. Grade 7 and 8 students who were transported to LDHSS were in need of getting signed out by a parent or guardian. Buses were also sent to LDHSS to take the evacuated students home. “All schools practice lockdown and evacuation,” Soucy said. “Once it was determined what happened, the school did what they had to do and they did it very well.” LDHSS vice-principal Tim Hawes declined to talk to media on site, saying that his school was an evacuation site. Meanwhile, visibly upset parents of Mother Teresa students filtered through the front doors and lined the hallways trying to find their children, who were cordoned off in various sections of the high school – most being led to the gymnasium. One office staffer at LDHSS said the whole situation was running like clockwork as the students were being ushered to various rooms within the school to await their parents or guardians for pick up. The board’s serious incident team was at the scene with psychologists, counsellors, staff and chaplains to take care of the students and the staff. Their support will be ongoing, said Lisa Hopkins, Ottawa Catholic District School Board spokesperson. For Mother Teresa students, Leighton’s death harkened memories of Christian Williams – a Grade 12 student who died last June in a car crash just two days before his graduation ceremony. Like the six other people who died while attending Mother Teresa as students, Williams’s name is etched into memorial stone off to the side of the school last fall. With files from LJ Matheson and Blair Edwards


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“He’s just a really good person. He didn’t deserve to go like this.” Leighton was the Almonte Thunder’s rookie of the year in 2010-11 while playResidents of Barrhaven and the suring in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey rounding area are remembering Eric League. Leighton as not only a great hockey play“Eric was a very passionate boy about er, but a great friend. hockey and life,” the team’s head coach Leighton, 18, died in hospital on the eveBill White said in an email. “He was a trening of May 26 from injuries sustained mendous competitor and a great friend. during a shop-class explosion at Mother All of his teammates adored him. Teresa Catholic High School around 10:30 “Coaching without # 3 will be very hard a.m. that morning. this coming season.” The Grade 12 student was helping make Those sentiments were shared by Thuna barbecue out of a 55-gallon drum when der strength and conditioning coach the vapours from the peppermint oil, once Angelina Armstrong-Mann. contained inside, set off the explosion. “He was a great athlete always wantInitial reports were released that ing to better himself,” she said. “He and Leighton had died instantly. That mesI were planning a program for his summer training, and I was so impressed with his dedication to fitness. I will miss him dearly, as he was always a motivator and willing to help encourage others during workouts. The loss of Eric so suddenly breaks my heart. He truly was an absolute joy to be around. I send my love and condolences to his family in this sad time.” A Facebook event page created in memory of Leighton, called R.I.P Eric Leighton, had 17,782 people attending as of noon on May 30. “R.I.P. Superstar, you meant so much to the Titan family and I will keep praying for your family as well as everyone else at MT. I’m proud to say I knew you,” read a message on the event’s wall from Hillary DeJong. Grade 11 student Felipe Garcia-Salasvidal, 16, described Leighton as a caring person. Facebook photo “When I first got into high Eric Leighton was the rookie of the year for the Alschool he was one of the first monte Thunder in 2010-11. He is pictured during is people I talked to,” Garciaminor hockey days with the Ottawa Senators. Salasvidal said. “He just made me feel really welcome in the high school.” sage spread quickly via social media. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder added, Brenna Thompson, 17, received a Face“It’s such a tragic loss of such a bright book notification and a text message sayand joyful young man for his family, his ing that her friend – whom she’d known friends, and the Barrhaven community. since Grade 7 – had died. Despite having We are heartbroken.” been home sick all week, she rushed over Leighton’s funeral will be held at St. to the school immediately. Patrick’s Church in Barrhaven on June 3. She described Leighton as a caring perThose attending are being asked to wear son and a strong athlete. purple, Leighton’s favourite colour, for “He’s always been there so it’s going to the occasion. be weird not having him there, not being Donations can be made to Canadian able to text him, go out for lunch or see Tire Jumpstart, care of Sheri Leighton at him on spare,” Thompson said, noting TD Canada Trust 6419094, branch 2831. she last saw him at prom prior to the long With files from Jessica Cunha weekend.

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Barrhaven teen has formula for oil extraction DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN

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After understanding the dilemma the oil sands cause – environmental concerns such as land damage, aquatic deformities and water and air population compared with economic benefits given that northern Alberta reserves make up the second-largest oil resource in the world – Gayashan wanted to come up with a solution. Based on his knowledge of solubility, Gayashan decided to try organic solvents based on their polarity. “After gaining awareness of the environmental and ecological damage to the oil-sand industry through several articles and documentary programs, I was determined to study in depth on this particular topic and try to come up with an idea to prevent them from continuing to happen,” Gayashan said. While Gayashan acknowledges there are some glitches with using Kerosene or Toluene, most notably that they are flammable, he said the pros far outweigh the cons. Solvents can be used to extract energy using very low heat, which would reduce costs. Gayashan added that employees would have to undergo proper safety and training procedures. But the best part of the experience for Gayashan was meeting a man from Fort McMurray, Alta. – the location where the oil sands are situated near – who

issue across Canada. But a Barrhaven teen may just have the solution to the problem. Cedarview Middle School Grade 8 student Gayashan Tennakoon won the Canada Wide Science Fair in Toronto on May 19 for his project “Oil Sands: Friend or Foe?” which studied the extraction efficiency of bitumen from oil sands. Compared with traditional hotwater-based extraction methods, Gayashan determined through his experiments that using organic solvents like Kerosene and Toluene would be more suitable – by upwards of 800 per cent. Gayashan said his research, if put into use, could reduce negative environmental impact of wastes such as tailing ponds – an area where fine waste is suspended in water. “We can enhance economic benefit while decreasing the environmental effects,” he said. The 13-year-old earned the junior-level Excellence Award gold medal (grades 7 and 8), the junior-level Challenge Award for resource-based projects, the Carlson Wagonlit Award for travel-based projects, and a $4,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Western Ontario for his work. Gayashan said he became aware of the issues concerning the oil sands through research on the Internet.


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Cedarview Middle School Grade 8 student Gayashan Tennakoon shows off all of his awards from the Canada Wide Science Fair. gave him some encouragement while in Toronto. “He was surprised by the results,” Gayashan said. “If we could implement (the research) into the oil sands, he would be very grateful.” Gayashan said he’d like to first get a patent for his research and then try to talk to some of the larger oil companies. But he also has his mind on the next year’s fair in Prince Edward Island, where he’ll be in the intermediate category for grades 9 and 10.

Thanks in part to the water ban in Barrhaven, Gayashan wants to develop a contraption that can harness household water, since the majority of it gets wasted. Because of the time he had in Toronto, he wants to try for another gold medal. “It was rather surprising how far this went,” he said, noting he only expected to make the regional competition. “It was a phenomenal experience. Next year I hope I can make it to P.E.I.”

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Another part of the problem for the guitarist – who now also plays blues harp – was that the bar scene during his days with the rock band Longbottom lent itself It’s not just because he has a mid-afterto temptation. noon slot in Ottawa’s Bluesfest on July 9 But Towaij said thanks to his new ways, that has Scott Towaij so pleased. that life is in the past. He added that he’s While a constant in the music business been clean and sober for the past 22 years for the last 30 years, the worship leader and is now a Grade 7 at Barrhaven’s Metroand 8 teacher Carleton politan Bible Church has Heights Public School. watched his career blosNow he’s devoted solesom since switching over ly to his “high energy” to the Christian scene. music, which is inspired That five-year transforfrom an array of musimation was capped off by cians from Stevie Wonhis commercial-acclaimed der and Marvin Gaye to album Sons of Life, which Santana and Eric Clapwas released in February ton. 2010. “I’m definitely playing “Bluesfest for me is a with the best-calibre mudream deal,” Towaij said. sicians that I’ve played The 45-year-old said his with in my entire life,” recent success is extra he said. special given how much Towaij has also foundof “train wreak” his life ed Musical Prayers, a used to be. SCOTT TOWAIJ company to help guide Sons of Life depicts and promote Christian Towaij’s struggles with artists. drug and alcohol abuse, which had him To find out more information about in and out of various social services. Towaij’s music or to learn more about “It was a dramatic change five years Musical Prayers, visit www.musicalago,” he said. “In my youth I got into a lot of trouble. I survived some pretty horrible things as a kid and ended up turning to drugs and alcohol.”




The Ontario Progressive Conservatives made their opening pitch to voters on May 19, pledging to remove the harmonized sales tax from home heating and electricity bills and taking the debt retirement charge off the hydro bills. According to a press release, the three measures will provide the typical household $275 per year. “As (PC leader) Tim Hudak says, we live in Canada – heat-

ing our homes is not a luxury,” said Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod during the local policy announcement on May 19. “After talking to families, party members and our unprecedented Have Your Say Ontario survey, it’s clear that people in Ontario want relief from Dalton McGuinty’s HST and skyrocketing hydro bills,” PC leader Tim Hudak said in a release. MacLeod said the reduction in tax revenue due to the tax savings could be offset by finding efficiencies in the public service.

“There is a lot of waste in government,” she said. “Basically what he’s telling Ontario families is that their bills are going to go up by two per cent, because we are already taking 10 per cent off hydro bills.” MacLeod said the province can’t keep supplementing the high cost of McGuinty’s green energy “experiments.” The announcement comes as the opposition begins to position itself for the fall election, set to take place on Oct. 6.

Earlier last week, Hudak announced Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Denley would be seeking the party nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean, one of several high-profile candidates identified across the province by the PCs. Another new PC candidate, Jack MacLaren in Carleton-Mississippi Mills, said removing the HST from electricity bills would also help farmers such as himself, and that could lead to lower food prices, he said.

Introduced last summer, the HST combined the federal goods and services tax and former provincial sales tax. The new tax was then applied to many items, such as hydro bills, gasoline, hair cuts and Internet service, that has previously been exempt from the PST. With files from Laura Mueller

Barrhaven families walking to end Type 1 diabetes


Two Barrhaven teens affected by Type 1 diabetes are continuing to show their solidarity in the hopes of making their lives a little bit easier. Harman Kochhar, 16, and Jovun Brar, 13, as well as their respective families, will be participating in their 10th Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 12. Through support of family friends across Canada, they will be hoping to crack the $100,000 mark for total donations since they started. “You really see how many people have it,” Harman said of the walk. “When I started, (Jovun) was the only person I knew.” Harman remembers most of the details surrounding how his life changed. It was when he was nine during a family trip to Quebec City in 2003 when the now Grade 11 St. Joseph Catholic High School student began to feel heavy. He said his father, Harpreet, a veterinarian, grew worried when he was always thirsty and made frequent trips to the washroom. Harpreet used Jovun’s machine to test Harman’s blood sugar, which indicated his levels weren’t normal. “I used to never wake up to go to the washroom,” Harman said. “On that trip I was up every hour or so.” That’s exactly the way things played out for Jovun too. But because Jovun was constantly thirsty in the summer during a heat wave, his parents didn’t think too much of it. That was, until the then-3½-year-old began rummaging through the bathroom cupboards in the dark during the middle of the night in such of a cup. They immediately took him to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. “We were quite shocked when he was diagnosed with it,” said Jovun’s father, Taranjit, noting the only history of diabetes in his family was Type 2 – which is acquired later in life largely because of lifestyle imperfections. Since then both teens’ lives have been monitored closely, most notably through an insulin pump – a device that must be

worn on a muscular part of the body at all times, expect when in the shower. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a child living with Type 1 diabetes requires approximately 1,463 needles per year (2,190 annual finger pricks) test and regulate their blood sugar. That mean’s the pair must each test their blood between four and six times a day. For Jovun, a Grade 7 student at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School who plays hockey, basketball, and baseball, that the obstacles that Type 1 diabetes present can be difficult to cope with. “Say the coach puts you on and your (sugar-level) number’s low but you don’t want to go off,” he said. If Jovun begins to struggle, or even looks fatigued, Taranjit starts to grow weary. “You don’t want to go to the bench and embarrass him,” he said. “You think maybe it’s in your head.” Because Harman developed diabetes at an older age, he is able to tell much quicker if his blood-sugar levels aren’t right. He said a good test is to stick your hand straight out and see if its “shaky.” “You develop a feeling when you’re low and when you’re high,” Harman said. Both families say they carry emergency fanny packs equipped with juices and granola bars in case levels get too low. Jovun said it all comes down to three keys: insulin, exercise, diet. But he knows mastering those various doesn’t lead to fool-proof results. “You’re trying to do something your body does naturally,” Taranjit said of the testing. “If you feel not right, just check.” The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes – both five- and 10-kilometres distances – will take place at Queen Juliana Park on June 12, with all proceeds donated to the JDRF. Kerry Winnemore with JDRF said the goal this year is $210,000 and 2,000 walkers. For more information or to donate, please visit With files from Jennifer McIntosh

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Grab your helmet and get on a bike Summer is here and it is time to enjoy being outdoors. If you are riding your bike to get to work or to simply have fun, make sure you protect your head and by wearing a helmet that fits you properly. Falls can happen even if you are a good cyclist and ride all the time. A number of things can make you crash: a car might cut you off, a dog might run out in front of you, or your tire might hit a crack in the road. Each year, about 1,500 people go to an emergency room in Ottawa because of a cycling injury. Of all sports and recreation activities, cycling is the number one reason people visit the emergency room or are admitted to the hospital. Furthermore, many of these injuries are to the head. In Ottawa, there are about 357

ers trying to provide their care. The good news is, you can prevent many of these injuries by wearing a helmet. Putting on a helmet and making sure it fits properly is easy to do if you follow the 2V1 rule: your helmet should fit on top of your head with two finger widths between the eyebrows and the top of edge of the helmet; your straps should form a ‘V’ shape right below the ears, which keeps the helmet from moving forward and backward or from side to side; clip the straps together tightly so only one finger fits between the chin and the strap. Everyone under the age of 18 must wear a certified helmet while cycling. Good examples for parents to set is to always wear one, regardless of the trek. Then your children will learn from your good example.

emergency room visits each year because of a head injury from cycling. Head injuries can result in damage to your brain and can even cause death. Brain injury continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability in North America. It can happen to anyone, young or old, during a variety of activities. Brain injury can have life altering changes on the person injured, and is now recognized to cause significant distress and change for the family and friends of the person injured. Each year over 5000 children in Canada experience brain injury from bicycle accidents. Brain injury can happen to both genders, young or old, in a variety of settings. Brain injury in Canada is a significant issue, for people with injury, families, friends and oth-


A growing list of the things that annoy you I was thinking the other day about something that annoyed me — it might have been music piped out onto the street from shopping centres and stores; is anybody listening, and is it more depressing if someone is? Or it might have been the Internet. In fact, that’s probably what it was. The thing that is most annoying about the Internet is that it consists largely of people being annoyed. You get annoyed with it after a while. Everybody on the Internet is annoyed about something. Entire websites and Facebook pages are devoted to people hating something or someone. There is nothing new about annoyed people trying to make their annoyances public. There have always been chronic letter-to-the-editor writers. There have always been people who tape messages to telephone poles or put signs up in front of their houses or call in to openline radio shows. But this is the first time people have had the ability to broadcast their annoyances to the entire world. And they are taking advantage of it like crazy. Not all of them are doing it constructively. Read the Comments section underneath a story on a news

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it’s tempting. Are you annoyed, say, at those hockey fans in the expensive seats who pound on the glass whenever the puck is in their vicinity? Well, you can let the entire world know. You don’t have to count on the editor printing your letter or the open-line producer accepting your call. You just put your blog on line and let everyone know that pounding on the glass is not among the reasons we were put here on Earth. Many people will thank you for it, although they will do so privately. Online, people will just question your right to have an opinion. Being publicly annoyed is a growth industry and it will only continue to grow as an increasingly complex world creates more annoyances for more people and as the ranks of the retired increase, providing a larger pool of people with the time to blog. They might blog about those new stoplights that are only stoplights for some drivers. For the other drivers, they are stop signs. For every driver, there is confusion. There is going to be some serious crashing at one of those, you might say in your blog. Then other people will call you an idiot. If there is a saving grace for those

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A modern day Robin Hood River Road resident sets Canadian barebow archery record and prepares for world championships DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN

It’s not just because Peter Garrett lives a little more than a stone’s throw from Manotick’s version of Sherwood Forest that draws comparisons between he and Robin Hood. The south-end Manotick resident, who lives just south of Rideau Forest, is Canada’s barebow archery master – a type of archery reserved to just a string and bow much like the famous heroic outlaw. Garrett, 55, finished fifth at the sport’s world championship competition in March – setting a new Canadian record in the process – while taking his shots at the Canadian National Indoor Championships. The next top Canadian, Tim Miles, finished in 141st place out of 200 competitors. “I never expected to be in the top 20 in the world,” Garrett said. “I was shocked. To be in the top 20 in the world would have been pretty good. To be in the top 10 is a bit much, but Photo by Daniel Nugent-Bowman the top five is beyond what I ever Peter Garrett takes aim at a target at his south-end hoped.” Representing Winchester’s South Manotick home. He set a new Canadian record in Nation Archery Club, Garrett was reMarch.

quired to shoot 60 arrows and scored 532 out of a possible 600 points. He finished 16 points behind firstplace finisher, Bobby Larsson from Sweden. The target he shot at is about 1½ metres off the ground and 40 centimetres wide. He had to shoot from nearly 20 metres away, with the goal to hit nine and 10 point circles, about the circumference of a pop can. Garrett got involved in archery five years ago as a way to share an activity with his son Charles, now 17. But it was Garrett who fell in love with the sport, even being named the city’s best archer at the Ottawa Sports Awards in January. But even though Garrett has mastered his accuracy at indoor shooting, he prefers the challenge of the outdoors – even if he isn’t stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He quickly became enamoured with the change because the anchor has to account for slope and wind conditions while shooting at 3D animal targets while only being able to judge the distance with the naked eye. Garrett spends as much time as he can during the warmer months practising on his front lawn. “It’s dramatically different,” he

said, adding that he trains at the Grenville Archery Club. “In outdoor you have to guess the distance because they don’t tell you and then you have to compensate for how far your arrow will drop. “I enjoy the outdoors more because you get out and every situation is different, where the indoors is more a training session for accuracy and discipline. The outdoors is where you put it all together and combine other factors.” Garrett competed at the World 3D championship in Italy two years ago and is preparing to compete in the Austria at the same tournament from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. He qualified for Austria by winning both the provincial and national championships in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and Halifax last year. Garrett will also shoot in the provincials and nationals this year but since he earned more than 100 points more than everyone else, a top three finish is all but guaranteed. Even with all his success, Garrett doesn’t get too far ahead of himself. “I call it ‘serious fun,’” he said. “I take it seriously but if I miss a shot, I don’t get mad or all worried about it.”


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See Joe Smile releasing debut EP JESSICA CUNHA See Joe Smile has quite a bit to grin about. The Kanata-based band released its debut EP at Zaphod Beeblebrox, in the market, on Thursday, May 26. “We’re excited,” said Joe Cousineau, prior to the release party. He plays piano. “We’re excited to be able to finally share the music and you get to go home with it and listen to it wherever you are.” The self-titled EP contains four of the band’s top hits with fans: Love Travels, Canadian History, Bent Out of Shape and

Sensible Jenkins. “These are songs that we’ve had for a few years now but we’ve finally gotten them onto a recorded format,” said Cousineau. “These are some of the standards of See Joe Smile music. They’re popular, people know them, people sing along to them.” The release concert at Zaphod’s included performances by Little Stella from Manotick and solo-artist J. Alexander Vance, from Dunrobin. The EP party is also a chance for two band members to pass the torch. Paul Grant, who recently got

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See Joe Smile releasing debut EP. Kanata band See Joe Smile released its self-titled debut album on May 26 at Zaphod Beeblebrox.

married and Kaitlin Grant, who is set to get married, both decided to pursue other avenues after recording the EP. Two new members are taking their place: Shane Taylor on bass and Marisa Bettino for vocals. The other band members of See Joe Smile include Tyson Domitrovits on drums and Thom Moloney on guitar.

“I’m really excited to play there,” said Moloney. “We always used to go there when I was little; it was a big treat to go to Andrew Haydon Park. When I was a little kid we always loved going up in the band shell and pretend we were rocking out. “It will be kind of like living those childhood dreams for real, which is cool.” For more information, visit

the set and even now we’re working on the next batch of new material,” said Cousineau. CANADA DAY See Joe Smile is slated to play Canada Day at Andrew Haydon Park on July 1. The band scored the coveted time slot, finishing their set just before the fireworks start going off.

RECORDING PROCESS See Joe Smile worked on recording the tracks for its EP for about nine months, said Cousineau. “It’s kind of like raising a child,” he said. “It ends up taking awhile if you aren’t working on it full time.” “Even four songs felt like a big project; it was a big thing to organize. There’s a lot more that goes into it than just the music,” said Moloney. “Putting it together, the visual design and getting it printed, was just a lot more that goes into it then it seems.” Now that the EP is finished, the band is working on new material. “Over the last year we’ve introduced a few more songs into

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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 6 at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club in Manotick. There are many ways to get involved in the action. There is still space available to register as an individual or foursome. For $160, players get lunch, dinner, 18 holes of golf with cart at a private course, door prizes, a silent and live auction, and a chance to win the RBC $100,000 shootout. Hole in one prizes include a new car


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STAFF A brand new, light-hearted musical play conceived by three local residents and staged at the Mill Tavern on Main Street, Manotick, will bring to life the early history of Watson’s Mill on June 5, 8 and 9. A Midsummer’s Dream at the Mill is a one hour musical excursion to the 1860s with a nod to Shakespeare’s immortal celebration of mid-summer. Brian Kennedy, the author of the play and resident of Osgoode, said that nearly two years ago he and the play’s director, Jane Brownrigg, talked about the history of the mill and the story of the ghosts said to haunt the place, and discussed the idea of writing a play. “In this version, the ghosts who inhabit the old mill – the most famous being Anne Crosby Currier – re-tell her story from their own, mischievous point of view,� explained Kennedy. Manotick resident Thomas Plant composed six original songs for the show. “They are great tunes,� Kennedy added, “none of us can get them out of our heads.� From her extensive experience in local community theatre, Brownrigg has assembled an accomplished cast including Denise Gagnon-LeBrun, Peter Cleland, Kerrie Whitehurst, Rob Rainer, Mychele Lebrun, and Alex Braginetz. A MIDSUMMER’S DREAM The scene is early 1861, and Manotick’s finest citizenry gather in front of the Mill to listen to

Joseph Currier and Moss Kent Dickinson open their remarkable new structure. Currier rises to the occasion with a song describing the construction and purpose of the Mill and then invites the crowd (our audience) inside to witness it first hand. Unknown to Currier, his celebration has drawn the attention of the supernatural world in the form of three ghosts who haunt the mill. This Ghostly Chorus is composed of Raven, an Algonquin; Liam, a canal-worker and Marie, a servant. The stories of their ghostly demise, told in an entertaining fashion in a song titled, On the Other Side, broaden historical milieu to include such events as the construction of the Canal and the early society of Manotick. At the same time, the Ghostly Chorus plans to have some otherworldly fun with these overly serious entrepreneurs. The play then introduces Anne (Crosby) Currier as a major character. Enter some dramatic tension: American Irish boyfriend for Anne named Seamus was invented (an unlikely but perhaps not inconceivable, historical fact). After Anne laments missing her love both in song and in letter, Seamus makes his way up the new canal to arrive in Manotick just after Anne’s unfortunate accident at the mill. Upon hearing the news, and with more than a little help from the Ghostly Chorus, Seamus decides to join his Anne in the otherworld. After several comic attempts (described in a song parody en-



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Author Brian Kennedy is a retired drama teacher from Sir Robert Borden secondary School and a long-time Osgoode village resident. Music director and composer Tom Plant is a resident of Manotick, a teacher at Bayshore Public School, and has been involved in local community theatre. Director Jane Brownrigg is a resident of Manotick, and has directed shows with The Greely Players and RAPA, and by day is a supervisor with Ottawa Heart Institute. A Midsummer’s Dream at the Mill is staged in very pleasing surroundings upstairs at the Mill Tavern on Main St., Manotickon Sunday, June 5 (1:30 p.m. matinee), Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 (7:30 p.m.). Full bar and food service is available. Tickets are $10, available at the door, or by calling 613-692-1686.


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The cast and musicians from A Midsummer’s Dream at the Mill being staged at The Mill Tavern June 5th, 8th and 9th: back row, left to right: Brian Kennedy, Kerrie Whitehurst, Mychele Lebrun, Rob Rainer, Denise Gagnon-Lebrun, Roxy McCarthy and Alex Braginetz; front row: John Dahms, Jane Brownrigg and Tom Plant.

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STAFF There are a number of local pit stops on this year’s tour of Doors Open Ottawa that takes place June 4 and 5. The Ottawa Christian School, 255 Tartan Drive, Barrhaven; in Manotick: Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street; Dickinson House, 1127 Mill Street; St. James Church, 1138 Bridge Street; SunTech Greenhouse Limited,5541 Doyle Road; and the Rideau Archives at 6581 Fourth Line Road, North Gower are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and various hours on Sunday. Ottawa Christian School, built by Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects Inc., is located in Barrhaven. Doors opened September 2010, educating up to 300 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. This twostorey building features a large open-concept foyer, large windows and skylight, allowing for a significant amount of natural light. Both floors feature breakout rooms between classrooms for students to use. The gym is spacious and can host sports such as volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and badminton. Come and enjoy a tour and ac-

tivities for the kids. It’s open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but is closed Sunday. Watson’s Mill is a unique working flour mill, deemed the best-preserved example of 19th century mill architecture. The building showcases a symmetrical, unornamented stone building, the original tinplated Quebec style roof. Inside you will find ionic columns, high baseboards, plastered walls, and the original working machinery. Set in the picturesque Historic Dickinson Square, the Mill has a remarkable history linked to local politics, the building of a country, and a tragic love story. For Doors Open, visitors can enjoy pioneer trade demonstrations, guided tours, freshly milled flour and baked bread, surrounded by outdoor villagewide festival. The mill is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Dickinson House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This three-storey Classical Revival Style house was built in the early 1860s by Moss Kent Dickinson. In 1870, and for the next 60 years, the house became the home of Moss Dickinson and his family. The house

was the centre of commerce in Manotick, at times housing the post office, general store, and mill office. Moss Dickinson had been Mayor of Ottawa, and Member of Parliament for Russell. The entire house is furnished as though the Dickinsons were in residence. The original St. James’ Church was built in Manotick in 1876, on land donated by Moss Kent Dickinson. This wood church with its Norman tower has been a landmark for almost 140 years. When a growing congregation required the construction of a larger church in 1985, care was taken to maintain the style and appearance. The original stained glass windows, plaques and much of the other furnishings were carefully incorporated. Today, visitors see a traditional but recently built structure, where much of the interior harkens back to an earlier era. You can visit the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. SunTech Greenhouse Limited is the home of the “Little Miracles.” The greenhouses have recently expanded from 2.5 acres to 4 acres. SunTech specialize

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tional Capital region. Currently, 48 European countries participate during European Heritage Month. In addition, Australia and the United States have joined the highly successful Doors Open movement. Doors Open Ottawa is brought to the community by the City of Ottawa and a dedicated group of volunteers, in collaboration with Heritage Ottawa, Heritage Canada, the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects and the Ontario Heritage Trust. The event enables partnerships to develop between the City of Ottawa, building owners, neighbourhoods and the corporate community.

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Prenatal Plus; series of workshops for parents-to-be. Topics include public health, healthy babies/children, nutrition, exercise, birthing companions, doulas, midwives; breastfeeding, infance massage, ect. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Live and Learn Resource Centre, 8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe, lower level. Information: 613-821-2899.

JUNE 2 TO 23 Bonding with Baby; plan to attend these four classes to learn infance massage and baby sign language. Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday afternoons, $50; Live and Learn Resource Centre, 8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe, lower level. Information: 613-821-2899.

JUNE 11 AND 12 Greely Foodland to host a charity barbeque weekend for the Osgoode Care Centre – Long Term Care Home. Lots of great food, fun and prizes. Hourly draws from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend and the chance to win a Foodland shopping spree. 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Funds raised go towards the Osgoode Care Centre – Long Term Care Home, a non-profit long-term care facility which provides 24-hour nursing care, and a variety of services and activities. Greely Foodland, 1349 Meadow Drive.


Community Garage Sale, South Village subdivision from 8 a.m. to noon. Located just south of Mitch Owens, off Old Prestcott and you will find many gently used treasures at bargain prices.

Silence in the City: Meditation for Youth and Young Adults. Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, Director, World Community for Christian Meditation. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON. Free. Everyone welcome. Register at or tel. 613-302-4112 June 19



Street Garage Sale on Old Mill Way in Manotick. Just off River Road. Multi-family garage sale with lots of previously-enjoyed household goods and gently-used treasures. Furniture

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Cox, Merritt & Co. LLP is a locally owned and operated public accounting firm located in Kanata that has a 30+ year reputation for excellent client service and quality. As the demand for exceptional service grows, so does our need for capable employees to join our team, specifically; a fulltime CA with one to three years experience working in public accounting. Key responsibilities include, but not limited to: preparation of audit, review and compilation engagements; preparation of corporate and personal tax returns; training and supervision of staff members and written and verbal communications with clients. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: • Knowledge of TaxPrep or similar program • Good working knowledge of CaseWare or similar program • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products • Knowledge of QuickBooks and Simply Accounting would also be considered an asset • You must have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle If you think this is the job for you, please submit your cover letter and résumé to by June 20, 2011. Please note that only those candidates whose qualifications match the position requirements will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted. For a more detailed job description, please visit


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