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Holocaust not just a history lesson NEVIL HUNT

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The Holocaust is not just history. It’s not just dates, numbers and a period in human history to be studied. To Karel de Beer, the Holocaust is much more, because it serves as a warning. “The Holocaust was the first thing we witnessed in history where people tried to kill, in a scientific and industrial way, a group of people who lived among us,” de Beer said. De Beer, a former Dutch ambassador to Canada, is the chair of an international task force on Holocaust education, remembrance and research. See TASK FORCE, page 2


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BOO TO YOU Six-year-old Margaret Lee, left, and her sister Catherine, 8, show off the Halloween crafts they made at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library in Barrhaven on Oct. 26.

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This weekend marks the end of daylight time and Ottawa residents are reminded to turn their clocks back before they go to bed on Saturday, Nov. 5. The time officially gets turned back by one hour to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Daylight time begins on the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November.

Outpouring of support aided relocation of cenotaph GEOFF DAVIES

The village of Kars will mark Remembrance Day with a brand new cenotaph at a com-

munity service scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 6. Reaching out to people and businesses in Kars, Barrhaven, Manotick, North Gower and Osgoode, the spring fundraising campaign raised $23,000 to install the cenotaph at its new home, in front of Rideau Valley Middle School. That’s outstanding, said Shaun Tolson, of the committee that spearheaded the project, given it’s more than 150 per cent their original $15,000 goal. The bulk of that came from

the sale of inscribed interlocking stones that form a cross in front of the cenotaph. The colour-coded pavers hold the names of the 15 known local casualties of the world wars, other servicemen and women who served or fell, as well as people who pledged support or wished to remember a loved one. The cenotaph had to be moved for safety reasons, Tolson said. See NEW, page 6

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Karel de Beer, chair of an international task force on Holocaust education and research, speaks to students at the Ottawa Torah centre on Oct. 30. De Beer told the children that humankind needs to speak out against intolerance if future ethnic cleansing is to be avoided.

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membrance. He said the task force was formed due to a failure of remembrance, when former Swedish prime minister There are 28 countries on board, inGöran Persson visited former concentracluding Canada. tion camps. Persson realized his children On Oct. 30, de Beer spoke to Hebrew hadn’t learned about the Holocaust and school students at the Ottawa Torah Censtarted gathering international support tre in Barrhaven. The visit coincided for an education program. with Holocaust Education Week. “If you know what happened,” de Beer De Beer put the lessons of the Nazi’s said, “you know it should never happen attempted extermination of the Jewagain.” ish race in term the Following the dischildren could grasp. cussion, Poilievre said He said many people he has visited two conknew what the Nazis “If you know what centration camps, and were doing to the Jews Canadian chilbut didn’t act, and sughappened, you know it feels dren need to hear about gested the children what happened in Nazi may have seen bullying should never Germany. but failed to speak up happen again.” “We need to rememagainst it. Many of the ber because we need to students agreed. Karel de Beer make sure this never re“We need to watch peats itself,” Poilievre carefully,” de Beer said. said. The students at the De Beer said the task centre learn about the force he chairs brings Holocaust, said Torah together teachers from centre Rabbi Menachem Blum, but stuall over the world to give them the facts dents in publicly-funded schools may not about the Holocaust, as well as lessons be as aware of the history. they can take back to share with their “We could definitely do more (in students. schools),” Blum said, adding that he De Beer opened his remarks by refersometimes receives calls from teachers ring to the poppy on MP Pierre Poilievre’s asking him to speak to their classes. lapel, pointing out that it’s a sign or re-


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Manotick’s Watson’s Mill mulls future Watson’s Mill, the historic grist mill at the heart of Manotick, is reaching out for public input as it plans its future. “There are many things we could be doing. The question is what should we be doing,” Gerry Reasbeck, vice-president of the mill’s board of directors, said at a public consultation meeting held at the mill on Oct. 27. The mill is preparing its first ever strategic plan, which will assess the heritage site’s priorities and chart a course for the next five years. The meetings, held at the mill’s Carriage Shed on Oct. 26 and 27, brought together engaged citizens, service club members, and history buffs to discuss what the historical property does well, what it could do better, and what new endeavours it could try.

Community police centre rent hike irks mayor LAURA MUELLER

They Manotick community policing centre – and other Ottawa CPCs – could be on the move. Mayor Jim Watson has asked the Ottawa police service to keep an eye open for a new location for the Manotick CPC in particular, due to a steep increase in the rent for the current space at 1131 Clapp Ln. Meanwhile, in other areas of the city, some landlords are providing free space for community police centres. A new lease for the Manotick CPC, which the police services board approved on Oct. 24, would see the rent increase by six per cent each year, rising from $49,239 in the first year to $62,163 in the fifth year of the contract. The Manotick office has been in that location for 15 years and it’s the only space that’s really appropriate for a community policing centre in that area, said Ian Fisher, the director of police facilities.

But that seems to have made the building’s landlord overconfident, Watson said, because the latest lease renewal includes a steep six per cent hike in the rent for each year of the five-year lease renewal. “Sometimes when people see the government coming, they think ‘bottomless pit,’” Watson said. But in other areas of the city, including the Ottawa south CPC at 2870 Cedarwood Dr., landlords provide space at no cost. That’s an agreement the city has had with Minto Group for about a dozen years for three buildings it owned. TransGlobe Realty is continuing the same tradition for the Cedarview building it recently took over from Minto. The mayor asked police Chief Vern White to check out some other options, including city-owned buildings that aren’t in use, such as some of the spaces at Watson’s Mill, and even places such as Legion halls. The lease can be broken with 90 days notice, so if the police find a better deal, the Manotick CPC could move. connecting your communities


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Carrie Brooks-Joiner leads a discussion on the future of Watson’s Mill during a public consultation meeting on Oct. 27. She is one of the consultants working on the strategic plan for the Manotick heritage site.

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A strategic plan to chart a five-year course is necessary for the historical property as it faces a time of transformation, said Carrie Brooks-Joiner, one of the consultants hired to lead the process. Just a few years ago the mill hired its first full-time staff team, was formally incorporated, and created a board of directors. Ahead, she said, lie times of changing demographics in the village, and a trend of urban growth that’s bringing the city closer and closer. This, Brooks-Joiner said, is bringing about a new chapter in the mill’s operations, and it needs its first-ever strategic plan to help turn that page. At these meetings, participants brainstormed about how Watson’s Mill could enhance its communications, its programming, forge new partnerships, and create new streams of revenue. “The Mill is Manotick. That’s the mes-



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Tentative deal reached to sell Barrhaven lot GEOFF DAVIES

After reaching a tentative deal to sell a Barrhaven property with an asking price of $1.3-million, the city is hoping the third time truly is the charm. Sue Maisonneuve, a city real estate officer, confirmed a tentative deal has been reached to sell about 1.2 hectares at 145 Claridge Dr., west of Beatrice Drive. It marks the third time since 2009 the city-owned Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation, has attempted to sell the lot. When the Oct. 6 deadline passed, Maisonneuve said, they had received multiple offers. One was accepted, though the party cannot be named until the deal is finalized. That will depend on the successful rezoning of the property. On Aug. 30, the corporation submitted a request to change the property’s zoning from institutional to residential use. Maisonneuve said that change is expected to come through in February. The sale of the Claridge lot can be finalized within the following 30 days. But, as Maisonneuve knows and the lot’s history shows: “It’s never a done deal until the deal’s closed.” The lot was first sold in March 2009, she said, for the same asking price, as institutionally-zoned land. It was going to be a church, she said, but the buyer reneged. Though they of-

fered little explanation at the time, Maisonneuve said money troubles appeared to be behind it. A second attempt followed, with the lot still zoned for institutional use. “We had it up for sale earlier this year and we had no offers,” she said. “A lot of people were interested but they wanted to build something residential there.” The property sits a few doors down from lots being sold to Mattino Development Inc. Construction there has started though the deal won’t be finalized until the City has laid asphalt on the street, Maisonneuve said. Included in the corporation’s rezoning application for 145 Claridge Dr. was a request for an exception to allow stacked dwellings. “This will be a mix. It won’t be just stacked dwellings,” Maisonneuve said, adding it will likely include townhouses and semi-detached homes. Because of the property’s irregular, wedge-like shape, homes there will likely need to be built around a private drive giving internal access, she said, unlike the rest of the street, where a row of houses front the roadway. The rezoning request, Maisonneuve said, was important for the sale. “There’s definitely no appetite for institutional uses,” she said. “I think there’s probably need for that but a lot of community groups can’t afford the price of land. It’s an area that’s in great demand.”

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Ken and Kelly Ross, the husband-andwife duo behind the Barrhaven grocery store that bears their name, have been inducted into a philanthropic order that traces its roots back almost 700 years. After a ceremony at Toronto’s St. Paul’s Basilica on Oct. 22, Ken and Kelly became, respectively, chevalier and dame Ross, members of the Order of St. George.

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each individual feel absolutely special,� he said. “Even though it was 27 people, it was 27 separate ceremonies. Every word, every moment, every action was as meaningful as the one before.� The Rosses are well-known philanthropists and active volunteers in the community. Together, through their business, Ross Your Independent Grocer, they have contributed significantly to food banks in Barrhaven and in their former home, Sudbury, Ont. They are also both active members of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Barrhaven branch. Kelly’s work in the community has included fundraising for equipment at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, the Weekend to end Women’s Cancers, and working to promote women in business. Ken has long been a board member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as a member of the Lions Club, current chair of the Barrhaven BIA, a supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and one of the forces behind the South Nepean Autism Centre. “It just doesn’t stop,� said Ernie Hughes, past-president of the Barrhaven Legion and knight of the order. “These guys are so with it within the community that when I put their nominations through, it was very quickly accepted.� With their Legion boasting six knights, one knight commander and one dame, Hughes said, Barrhaven’s branch 641 contributes a large portion of the members of the order’s Ottawa branch. “At the end of the day, basically we’re very simple people,� Ken said. “We sell groceries. We have a grocery store. And yet that vehicle has given us the opportunity to meet tens of thousands of people and touch so many people’s lives. That’s really the nice part of it all.�

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New cenotaph a ‘labour of love’ Continued from front With more and more people attending the Remembrance Day service each year, the crowd began to spill onto the road, blocking part of Rideau Valley Drive South. “I think Afghanistan has put the military in everybody’s headlights. You know, the losses,” Tolson said. “I think that’s when more and more people started coming to our services.” Himself a 39-year veteran of the Canadian Forces, serving as an artillery officer in Germany, the Middle East, Central America, and on several UN missions, Tolson was driven to complete the relocation project that’s been two years in the works. “For me, it’s a labour of love,” he said. The demolition of Kars Public School, as well as the new wing built onto the middle school, also contributed to the need for relocation, Tolson said. The initiative was led by the Kars cenotaph reloca-

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A Nov. 6 Remembrance Day ceremony will be the first at the newly-relocated cenotaph in Kars. The community worked together to make the new site suitable for the memorial. tion committee, part of the community’s recreation association, in co-operation with the Royal Canadian Legion branch 314, in Manotick, the Ottawa

Carleton District School Board, city Coun. Scott Moffatt, and former councillor Glenn Brooks. The fundraising campaign’s surplus, said Tolson,

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Conservative MPs paid a visit to North Gower on Oct. 25 to announce their government will keep its long-standing vow to end the national long-gun registry. Pierre Poilievre, MP for NepeanCarleton, made the announcement at Schouten Corner View Farms, joined by public safety minister Vic Toews, Maxime Bernier, and Candice Hoeppner. Hoeppner is Toew’s parliamentary secretary, whose private member’s bill to kill the registry nearly passed in the last parliament. “The long-gun registry adds no security but plenty of red tape,” Poilievre said in an interview. “It forces firearms owners to fill out forms, pay fees in order to carry out what is already a lawful activity – hunting and farming – and it treats them as though they’ve done something wrong.” Poilievre said he represents many rural communities, and his constituents

overwhelmingly oppose the registry. Rural Canadians, he said, often use long-guns as part of their way of life, and the registry treats them like criminals. “We know that criminals don’t register their guns,” he said. “If somebody’s going to commit a criminal offence, they’re not going to stop by a government office on the way and fill out a form.” Under the bill, which Toews introduced in the House of Commons the same day, gun owners will not be required to register their long-guns. They will, however, still need a firearm license to buy or keep guns and ammunition. They will still need to undergo police background checks, pass a safety course, and comply with rules surrounding gun storage and transportation. The registry, Poilievre said, has cost $2-billion since its inception in 1995. It costs $22-million to register firearms every year, the “vast majority” of which are long-guns, said a member of Poilievre’s staff. With the Ending the Long-Gun Regis-

try Act, Poilievre said his government is demonstrating their will to keep a promise they’ve been making in every election since 1997, thanks to their new majority in the House of Commons. The bill will also see destroyed all records kept under the registry. “We’re against a long-gun registry, so we would not want to aid in the creation of a new one,” Poilievre said. “Any other government can do what it wants, but it will not get help from our government in establishing a long-gun registry.”

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oads, transit, taxes, police: the introduction of a city budget is a deluge of information about the way our representatives plan to spend our money this year. But some things shine through brighter than others. Amongst the splashy additions of road projects and congratulatory back-patting over keeping the tax increase under 2.5 per cent, Mayor Jim Watson boasted about a pretty hefty influx of cash for cycling. Compared to the $2.8 million per year for cycling included in this council’s first budget for 2011, the city is now set to invest $24 million in cycling over the next three years – including $12.2 million in 2012. “We will be working hard to fill the gaps in our cycling network to improve interconnections and safety so you can get where you are going by bike,” Watson said in his speech top council when the draft budget was tabled on Oct. 26. From paving shoulders to finishing the Champagne pathway and construction a pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Rideau River, the draft budget boasts a laundry list of projects to make getting around the city easier on two wheels.

It’s something cycling advocates say they are heartened to hear on the lips of politicians. And unlike his predecessor, Larry O’Brien, Watson isn’t reticent to hop on a bike himself. When it comes to city staff, politicians and the National Capital Commission, there was no outspoken supporter for cycling until a trip to Copenhagen a couple of years ago, said Alex deVries, vice president of local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling. After that, “we could see very quickly a transformation on the part of politicians,” deVries said. “It’s not just the dollars, it’s in their willingness to make a bold statement like that.” While the NCC and the city are often seen as being at loggerheads with each other, cycling is the one thing that appears to have brought them together. City and NCC staff are working together on projects like the Wellington Street segregated bike lane, and there is even a working group that includes community members and meets quarterly. And if the budget is a reflection of what people – especially politicians – are thinking about, it’s going to be a good year for cyclists.


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hen someone gives us a new toy, it’s only natural to thank him. When someone gives millions of people new toys, it’s only natural that the world thanks him. And that’s why you’re still reading, weeks after his death, tributes to the late Steve Jobs. And who can say they’re not deserved? Although he didn’t accomplish it single-handedly, Jobs made computing accessible to the average person. Before the MacIntosh computer, you had to be a bit of a geek to function easily in the computer world. The Mac made that world more friendly, which is an important contribution, given the fact that the computer world is now the world. Whether we like it or not. Many people don’t, but they’re stuck with it and having easy-to-use computers makes their lives more bearable. However, it’s not the several generations of Apple desktops and laptops that earned Steve Jobs the gratitude of millions. Those weren’t the toys he gave us. No, the inspiration for all those heartfelt tributes was the creation of the iPod and the iPhone. Those two small devices were, predictably, snapped up by early adopters and, less predictably, by just about

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town everyone else. You can measure how significant that was by thinking back to the year before the invention of the iPod and what you were doing then. That was the year 2000. Your music was probably on CDs. If you wanted to listen to music while you went for your morning run, you had to carry a bulky portable disc player or, if you were a bit behind, laboriously transfer those discs to tape cassettes to be played on your Walkman. Or, if you were one of those perhaps fortunate people untouched by technology, you listened to your CDs (or phonograph records) at home and listened to the birds when you went outside. If someone had told you, in the year 2000, that you would, within the year, be loading your CDs into the computer and then transferring songs onto a device

the size of a deck of playing cards, you wouldn’t have believed it. Now millions do it. What a toy! It’s not all good. The advent of the iPod and digitized music generally has caused a crisis in the music industry and made it more difficult for many musicians to earn a living. Fixated on their shiny toys, most people don’t seem to notice. The impact of the iPhone is more visible. You see it in people on the street who never look up, people in restaurants who never speak to their partners, people who seemingly talk to themselves in shopping centres. You hear it in electronic noises that echo in theatres. The upside is that people are connected at all times. They need never be out of touch. They can talk to their friends from a forest. They can settle every argument by Googling the answer from the tavern. The office can contact them at the church. From anywhere, they can get directions to the nearest phone store, in case there’s something newer. The benefit to humanity is difficult to measure, but no one who has the toy is going to give it up, or stop looking for the next one.

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When you think about it, both these devices, the iPod and the iPhone, are things the world could quite easily get along without. That could be said of most toys. But what can’t be said about most toys is that the world economy now seems to consist of more and more companies trying to invent and market similar gadgets. This, in a world that should really be spending its resources bringing fresh water to billions who need it, eradicating diseases such as malaria and creating affordable housing in every country of the world. The world has many pressing needs and builds better phones. Toys are us. That’s probably not what Steve had in mind.

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Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod will fill the position of education critic in the Progressive Conservative shadow cabinet at Queen’s Park during the coming minority parliament. MacLeod previously served as the PC critic for government accountability. “I’m not just an MPP, I’m a mother to a child in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board,” McLeod said. “Education is very important to me and to all parents across the province. Children spend a large part of their early life in the classroom, so we want to make sure that experience is positive. We want to be sure it’s a safe experience with productive outcomes.” MacLeod said she has requested a briefing from the ministry of education, and said she is getting familiar with the issues. She said her new role will give her more opportunity to fight for schools in her home riding of Nepean-Carleton, where Findlay Creek, Riverside South and Barrhaven are all lacking adequate school infrastructure for their growing communities. “One way I’ll be able to help is dealing with the fact that we are a high growth board and community, and we need to make sure growth school boards are receiving adequate funding to keep up with the growth,” she said. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustee for the area, Mark Fisher, said MacLeod will be an asset to the riding’s cause to bring more school funding into the area. “I’m certainly looking forward to working with her, she’s certainly aware of the issues in Findlay Creek, Riverside South and Barrhaven,” Fisher said. “I think the awareness she has around those is-

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his son to suicide, on another anti-bullying project and has been in talks with mixed martial arts fighter Daniel Puder to see if his California-based anti-bullying program could work in Ontario. “What we need to do is find out what’s working and help our schools and our principals, make sure kids can cope with this issue, and also make it socially un-

acceptable to watch bullying happen and not report it,” McLeod said. MacLeod was first elected in a 2006 byelection and subsequently re-elected in 2007 and 2011. She is a mother of a sixyear-old Ottawa Carleton District School Board student. MacLeod has worked to bring more autism resources to her community.

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Ottawa on the Move plan includes massive road overhauls LAURA MUELLER

Ottawa will be overhauling many more of its roads in 2012 in preparation for traffic snarls during light-rail construction. The city revealed its draft budget for next year on Oct. 26, and with it Mayor Jim Watson announced a new initiative called Ottawa on the Move: a $340-million program that will rebuild and resurface a lengthy list of roads across the city. Much of that money is coming from new debt in order to keep the residential tax-rate increase to 2.39 per cent – below the 2.5 per cent goal council set last year.

That translates to about an extra $75 per year for the average urban homeowner. Ottawa on the Move includes resurfacing more than 200 kilometres of roads between 2012 and 2014. While city treasurer Marian Simulik said the road projects are needed to ensure Ottawa’s roads can handle traffic disruptions during the construction of the central LRT system starting in 2013, and to stimulate the economy, roads outside the city’s core were not forgotten. Ottawa on the Move includes more than 70 kilometres of bicycle lanes and paved shoulders – part of an investment in cycling infrastructure. The city plans

to spend $24 million on cycling infrastructure alone over the next three years. That includes bicycle lanes for Church Street. For road work, Jockvale Road is set to be repaved from Strandherd Drive to Cedarview Road, and Fallowfield Road from Cedarview to Greenbank Road. Other road projects include: •McCordick Road from Roger Stevens Drive to Century Road. •Weybridge Drive. •McKenna Casey Drive west of Strandherd Drive. •Kennevale Drive from Wybridge to Cedarview. •Sherway Drive from Fable Street to Malvern Drive. •Flanders Street from Maravista to Kennevale drives.

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the rail overpass to Fallowfield Road. Money for two shiny new buildings in the Barrhaven area is also in the draft budget. Just over $43 million will go towards the Barrhaven south recreational complex, which will include a twin-pad arena, 25-metre indoor pool, gym, play area and sports fields. A new $1.3-million community building is also set to be constructed in Chapman Mills to provide space for meetings and community events, including summer camps. The draft budget also contains $780,000 for upgrades to Ventanna Park and $497,000 for Tucana Park.

Fare changes on the way for OC Transpo LAURA MUELLER

Scrapping annual and semester passes and hiking the U-pass rate for university and college students are part of a plan to restructure OC Transpo fares in 2012. Overall, transit fares would go up by 2.5 per cent next year, if the transit commission OKs the draft budget presented on Oct. 26. Transit boss Alain Mercier said the new Presto passes expected in the spring will do away with the need for annual passes, which were discounted as an incentive for people to front the cost of a year’s worth of passes to keep them out of the lengthy lines to top up monthly passes. Annual passes only make up four per cent of the passes OC Transpo sells, Mercier said. The new fare structure also scraps semester passes and makes the annual U-pass permanent – along with a far hike. Those passes will cost university students $180 per semester ($360 per year), up from $290 for the year in 2011-12. After a year of testing out the Upass, OC Transpo decided the increased rate will cover the cost of providing that pass, Mercier said. The U-pass is incorporated into tuition for all university students – whether they use it or not. The suggested fare for the new, flat-rate rural Para Transpo service is $8.25 in the draft budget. The draft budget also contains an extra $5.5 million to add 66,000 annual hours of service to keep pace with demand on the system. Diane Deans, transit commission chair and councillor for Gloucester-Southgate, said that money is

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OC Transpo plans to re-jig its fare structure in 2012 – including elminating annual passes – as it prepares to introduce Presto smart cards. needed to keep up with ridership growth – not to make up for cuts made this September to help save $20 million a year. The number of buses in Ottawa will go down next year – from 1,023 to 990 – but that’s because OC Transpo will have more large, high-capacity buses. Some of those buses will be double deckers, but the city will have to wait a bit longer before those arrive. There were three spots where overpasses were going to have to be altered so the taller buses could fit through, but the bus supplier designed a new, “low-profile” double decker that will fit. But the process of designing a new type of bus is delaying production, so the double deckers won’t begin to arrive until later in 2012. Next year will also mark the start of a project to add passing tracks to the O-Train to increase service. Trains will run every eight minutes instead of every 15.


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Mayor vows to fix ‘broken’ planning process in 2012 Planning summit kicks of review of official plan LAURA MUELLER

Police budget on target LAURA MUELLER

The Ottawa Police Service had no trouble staying within the budget increase limit imposed on it by city council. The police service introduced a draft budget for 2012 on Oct. 26 that would see an increase of $9.3 million over 2011. But with tax assessment expected to grow by $4.1 million, the police will only need an addition $5.2 million, or 2.5 per cent, to meet their budget goal. “It’s always a challenge to meet a target,” said police board chair Eli El-Chantiry. “This is something we can work with.” The increase amounts to about $13 per year for an average household, according

to a police press release. The police expect to spend $270.3 million on the gross operating budget and $10.7 million on capital projects. The process was much smoother than last year, when the police service was forced to cut $6 million from the draft budget it planned to present after council decided to impose the 2.5 per cent increase limit. That meant the planned Ottawa South police station near the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge was delayed indefinitely. It won’t be looked at again until after 2014. The cutbacks also meant the police service will curb growth by only hiring officers to replace those who are retiring – not to grow the size of the service.

Have your say on the city budget STAFF Now is your chance to tell the city how you want to see it spend your tax dollars. Participate in the following public consultation sessions for the 2012 budget: •East Tuesday, Nov.1, 7 to 9 p.m. Shenkman Arts Centre, Richcraft Theatre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans •West Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic High School,180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata •South Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Dr., Riverside South •Central

Friday, Nov.4 from 4 to 6 p.m. City Hall council chambers, 110 Laurier Ave. W. Departmental budgets will also be debated by the city’s standing committees. Anyone can make a five-minute presentation at the following meetings, which begin at 9:30 a.m. at city hall: planning (Nov. 8), transportation (Nov. 10), library board (Nov. 14), environment (Nov. 15), transit commission (Nov. 16), community and protective services (Nov. 17), agriculture and rural affairs (Nov. 18), information technology subcommittee (Nov. 21), police services board (Nov. 28). You can also send an email to the mayor’s office: Council will vote on the final budget on Nov. 30.

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The draft 2012 budget for the Ottawa Police Service is on track to stay within the limit of 2.5 per cent city council set.

Ottawa’s planning process is broken, and 2012 is the year to fix it. That was the message Mayor Jim Watson delivered in his speech launching the city’s draft budget for the upcoming year. Between his positive messages about the city’s investments, Watson struck a serious tone when speaking about growth and development. “Our planning process is not working the way we need it to work,” he said. “Nobody is happy with the situation. Communities are frustrated. Industry is frustrated. Staff are frustrated.” Watson said there needs to be “a renewed focus and energy to create a service culture in planning.” Developments are one of the most common issues residents and politicians spar over at city hall, but Watson said the days of developers and builders treating zoning and community design plans as “mere suggestions” are over. The mayor put developers on notice

that the urban design review panel, a group of independent experts that makes suggestions on major urban projects, is here to stay. The city plans to finalize updated guidelines for infill homes next year – a process that started last fall. Hosting a planning summit in 2012 will also set the stage to kick off the review for the 2014 official plan update, as well as a refresh of two of the city’s major foundational documents: the transportation master plan and the infrastructure master plan. The city also plans to create a “green express lane” for developers whose building plans strive for greater environmental sustainability. Developers that include “better build” techniques, such as solar water heaters, solar panels, rainwater re-use, recycled materials and reduced waste will get their proposals fast-tracked. Other environmental initiatives in the 2012 draft budget include: $2.4 million toward to pay for retrofits to city buildings to reduce energy costs; $450,000 for the city’s operational sustainability program and create a neighbourhood sustainability program; and $750,000 towards the ongoing task of developing a five-year environmental strategy for Ottawa.

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Gang issue needs combined response: experts homework clubs, although there are language issues at some homework clubs because they may be offered only in English, while many of the children go to French schools. Some said local programs may become repetitive and boring, while there was a preference for activities where they learn skills.

Early identification, prevention more effective than trying to get current members to leave gangs



It may be easier to prevent a youth from joining a gang than it is to help them leave the gang later. The curious and the concerned turned out to hear about Ottawa’s gang situation – and possible solutions – during an Oct. 24 meeting at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean. More than 150 people heard from police, as well as social service providers and academics. All the evening’s speakers appeared to agree that children can be helped before they consider joining a gang, and that Ottawa has good services. But the system may be failing because no one group is tasked with walking an at-risk child through the different service providers. Speakers also suggested here are economic and logistical roadblocks when it comes to connecting youth to public services. “It can’t be six or seven services spread across the city,” said Carleton University professor Katherine Kelly. Before the evening’s researchers provided their ideas, Ottawa police Staff. Sgt. Mark Patterson of the guns and gangs unit shared his department’s data on criminal gangs in the city. The police divide gangs into youth gangs and criminal gangs. Patterson said youth gangs may carry out occasional criminal acts, but police focus on crimi-

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University of Ottawa Prof. Ross Hastings speaks to a nearly full chamber at Ben Franklin Place on Oct. 24, during a question-and-answer session that was part of a discussion of gangs in Ottawa.

nal gangs, which exist to traffick drugs, deal in guns or offer juvenile prostitution. Patterson estimated there are 434 criminal gang members and criminal gang associates in Ottawa, although that number may be inflated. That’s because once someone is considered a member, they are rarely removed from the list, even if they may have moved on. He said the Crips are the largest criminal gang in the city, but they are not associated with the gang of the same name in the United States. Other local criminal gangs are the Bloodes and the Juggalos. Patterson said the vast majority of members have their first negative contact with the police when they are between the ages

of 12 and 17. “We have a gang problem,” Patterson said, adding that part of that problem is the reluctance of witnesses to give evidence about members. “It’s challenging for prosecutors to deal with,” he said. “We need people to come forward and provide statements.” Myron Khatheer of the Youth Services Bureau worked on a survey of 94 kids between the ages of 10 and 14 last year. KIDS INTERVIEW KIDS The survey saw teens interview the children; part of an effort to have the subjects feel comfortable in sharing accurate information. Khatheer said the kids are

aware of gang activity going on around them, and that drug dealers may use younger children to deliver drugs so the dealer can avoid being arrested. “(The children) have seen trafficking and violence,” Khatheer said, adding that many of them told the interviewers that they wouldn’t report a crime they witnessed because they’d be considered a snitch and might be subject to revenge. “They’re forced to grow up fast.” The children told the interviewers that they would like pools and ice rinks in their communities, as well as more garbage cans. They also said they need adult supervision of playgrounds. The children said they like sports programs, drop-ins and

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Kelly also reported on a survey, except her subjects were already in criminal gangs. She said 16 of her 18 interview subjects lived in Ottawa. Most were born outside Canada, and virtually every one of them had a history of trauma, including witnessesing civil wars and violence, and some lost family members to violence. During a question-and-answer period later in the evening, Kelly said she is certain many of her subjects suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. “I think it’s common but not often diagnosed,” she said. Kelly said many also grew up in communities where addicts visit or live. “They mostly come from good families, with caring, involved parents,” she said. “Some have experienced racism, they don’t understand the culture, and they had to cope in a society they didn’t feel welcome in.” Kelly added that many of them had trouble early in school, and most were expelled by multiple high schools. Despite that, she said more than half of her subjects had never had an assesment of their learning abilites or their mental health. “We need a more tailored response,” Kelly said, adding that a system that integrates justice and social systems may be able to redirect youths that may otherwise choose to join a gang. See EXIT, page 13


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NEXT STEPS In the future, Crime Prevention Ottawa plans a pilot project for outh workers in programs such as homerk clubs and recreation. The training will focus on aggressive behaviour in children so instead of simply explling the offender, the workers can try and find the cause or refer the child for help.


Parents were encouraged to stay involved in their teenager’s life and continue asking questions during a talk about suicide, depression and bullying held at Sir Robert Borden High School on Oct. 25. Dr. Phil Ritchie, a Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario psychologist who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, said that open communication is not only important during times of crisis, but every day. “Imagine if you haven’t talked to your teen in a few weeks and then suddenly want to sit down and have a serious discussion about something like depression,” he said. “It’s not going to go very well.” CONVERSATIONS For Ritchie, the father of teenagers himself, the conversation around the dinner table is still paramount. “You also have to remember to be asking the right questions,” he said. “If you ask how was your day, you’re going to get fine, but if you ask what was the best part of your day or the most challenging, they can’t answer that with fine.” The two-hour long talk was organized by CHEO, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the OttawaCarleton District School Board. A panel of experts including Ritchie, Dr. Clare Gray, a pediatric

psychiatrist and head of CHEO’s crisis intervention program, Dr. Tina Daniels, a professor in Carleton University’s psychology program and Denise Waligora, director of education programs at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Manion said parents have to remember to listen to their children, and keep an eye out for any changes in behaviour, style of dress, change in friends or dip in school. “We have a 50/50 rule at my house,” he said. “You may get 20 minutes to talk to your teenagers so at least half of that time should be spent listening.” But how can we tell if there is a problem? In the questions from the audience and the ones submitted online before the talk, a common theme was how to tell the difference between normal teen angst and a problem that needs more significant attention. “School performance can be a barometer,” Gray said. “If the child is doing well at school that’s a good sign because they have to get up and interact with others and do their homework.” Gray cautioned that a dip in grades or depressive behaviour should be gauged by other factors such as length of time. The panelists agreed that once parents feel there is a problem, the community should be engaged. “The first step is talking to the primary care physician and looking to

see what resources are available in the community,” Gray said, adding that the Youth Services Bureau has a drop-in clinic for mental health assessment. One mother, whose daughter is on the waiting list for programming at the Royal Ottawa asked about how to deal with a problem when the resources weren’t available in the community. GAPS IN SYSTEM “Children aged 16 to 18 seem to fall in a black abyss; CHEO won’t take them,” she said. Manion said while the overwhelming need for services was a sad comment on society, he didn’t know of one community that could say that its mental health services were adequate to fit the need. Gray said not every problem required a specialist and often teens could form better relationships with therapists or psychologists. “The more people who are in line to see a specialist take away from the patients that are in crisis and really require the use of the services,” she said. Before the talk, agencies like Youth Services Bureau, Hopewell, Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario, Schizophrenic Society, Youth Net, The Canadian Psychological Association and Family Support Resource had information for parents and service providers.

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Exit strategy for gang members has limited effect The value of prevention appeared even more important following a presentation by University of Ottawa Prof. Ross Hastings, and student Laura Dunbar. The pair studied 16- to 25-year-old gang members and asked how they might be encouraged to leave their gang. Their conclusions didn’t offer much to be optimistic about. “It’s a mistake to think that these are defective people and that if we could resolve their defect, we could convince them to leave the gang,” Hastings said. Given the economic and social conditions faced by some children, Hastings said a gang doesn’t appear to be a poor option. “The gang is the solution to their problems,” he said. Like other speakers, Hastings called for a program that integrates all the services in Ottawa to help youth leave gangs, but even then, he said it is difficult to be successful and get them to quit their gang. “They need a sense of hope and integration with the community,” he said. “We have to give them something to go back (to their community) for.” Hastings said gang members leave their gangs for a number of reasons. Some outgrow the lifestyle or want to avoid violence; feelings members may get as they get older. He said a fear of the legal system has little effect on a decision to leave a gang.



Settlement program helps newcomers land China settle in Kanata because of the high-tech sector,” said Yeung. “They enjoy living in this area.” Jennifer Olsen immigrated to Canada in 1970 from Taiwan. She said the LSP helped her to adjust and now she volunteers her time helping others settle into life in Kanata.

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A crowd came out to celebrate partnerships at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Oct. 28. The program, called Library Settlement Partnership (LSP), is a collaboration between the settlement sector, public libraries, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It helps newcomers adjust to life in Canada and settle into their new community by providing information on a wide variety of topics. Celebrations were held at libraries across the city, including at the Ruth E. Dickinson Library branch in Barrhaven and the Centrepointe branch in Nepean. “It’s a very good list of programs we have built through our libraries,” said Susan Kan, executive director of the Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre and originally from Hong Kong. “The partnership with the libraries is very important.” Rupert Yeung also immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in the late 1970s to get an education at Carleton University. Yeung now works for the Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre’s Settlement Pro-

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Weme feeds his granddaughter Wufe a slice of cake during the Beaverbrook Library branch’s Library Settlement Partnerships program. The LSP offers services to help immigrants ease into life in Canada, such as language classes and career opportunities. gram, which places workers in public libraries. “They’re very serious learners,” said Yeung about those who take advantage of the program. Yeung said many of the people who use the service are

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“I get so excited when I get to help others to not worry,” she said. “We can help so many people.” She added it’s important to learn the language and the culture when moving to a new place to help give a sense of belonging. “I can feel the need you have to get together,” said Olsen, who added many newcomers live in isolation because they can’t speak the language. “I’m happier then before because I can help. “So many people need it.” “It’s very important for so many people,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “You see the program really reaches a lot of people.”

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HAUNTED MATCH McGill University, seen here in red playing against University of Toronto, defended its title as Canada’s top-ranked Quidditch team at the first-ever Quidditch tournament held at Carleton University on Oct. 29. The sport is inspired by the Harry Potter movies.

Museum celebrates 50 years of Legion A Helping Hand, a new Remembrance Day exhibit celebrating the work of the Royal Canadian Legion and the 50th anniversary of the Bells Corners Legion Branch 593 is now on at Nepean Museum: On May 3, the Bells Corners Legion marked its 50th anniversary in a ceremony that celebrated the service organizations work within the community. The Bells Corners branch has been an active force by providing services to local veterans, seniors homes, local schools and cadet groups. Numerous donations have been made to local charities and hospitals over the years through the poppy campaign. Exhibit designer Jessica Geick feels it is important to honour the Legion’s service within the community. “When you think of the Legion, you think of Remembrance Day and the poppies,” Geieck said. “The Legion is much more than that. They offer valuable support programs to seniors in the commu-

nity and a number of scholarships and sports programs through the Legion youth program.” The exhibit also features a short history of the Royal Canadian Legion from its early beginnings and examples of how it has improved veterans’ rights and benefits. The exhibit opens on Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call Katie Graham at 613 723 7936 or email Nepean Museum is located at 16 Rowley Ave., just north of Meadowlands Drive between Woodroffe Avenue and Merivale Road. There is ample on-site parking and the site is wheelchair accessible. The museum is open weekdays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free. For more details about programs, exhibits and events look online at

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Green party leader Elizabeth May brought a message of sustainability and hope to an ecological fair at Bells Corners United Church on Oct. 29. May called climate change, “a moral and ethical crisis on the scale of slavery,� during her keynote address to about 100 people. “What made slavery hard to ban was the economics,� May said. “It was free energy; it couldn’t be beat.� May injected a large dose of humour and preached optimism while delivering a message about the planet that can sometimes feel disheartening. She said the media’s standard description of the choice facing humans is between jobs and the environment. “That’s an interesting way to describe the future of humanity,� May said. “There are no jobs on a dead planet. Take a look at Venus: there’s not a lot of jobs there.� May said the real choice is between a sustainable, peaceful world and one where nations fight over the last scraps of food, water and resources. CARBON TAX

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May said her priorities are to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and to start charging a carbon tax. She said that since the invention of the automobile, people have benefitted from a “one-time-only, limited offer,� namely easy access to non-renewable fossil fuels. “This has allowed a period of luxury, with advances and progress, but we’ve come to the end of it.� May said the decline of conventional oil capacity is making sources such as Alberta’s oil sands more attractive, despite the

fact it takes a lot of energy to extract the oil from the rock. Burning fossil fuels has resulted in climate change, which has triggered other changes, such as retreating ice caps, melting permafrost and warmer weather that allows insects such as the pine beetle to survive our winters. She called those developments “positive feedback loops,� because each action may cause the process to accelerate. Eventually the damage could reach a tipping point, where human intervention won’t be able to reverse the effects. May used the melting ice caps as an example, saying that as the ice melts, there is less white ice to reflect the heat of the sun from the Earth’s surface, and more blue sea to absorb the heat. That may result in further warming of the planet and more ice melt. May said the removal of subsidies for fossil fuels paired with a carbon tax would mean people and industry would pay the true price of fuels. “The game is rigged,� she said. “We subsidize the bad energy sources and charge full price for the things we need to use.� In response to a question from the audience, May said she always assumes MPs are “primarily decent human beings,� although some may be hard-core climate change deniers. She said she is trying to convince all 308 MPs “one at a time.� “Most are willing to talk,� she said, adding she has found Prime Minister Stephen Harper “very hard to reach.� May’s hope is that people – including Conservative MPs – realize the current situation isn’t sustainable. She said Conservative MPs don’t have to speak publicly about their support for green initiatives. “Where they need to speak is at their caucus meetings,� May said. “We do not have time for partisanship on this.�



Two charged after string of robberies at convenience stores GEOFF DAVIES

Ottawa police have laid 32 charges in connection with a string of store robberies, after arresting two men following a brief chase on Oct. 25. The charges stem from five robberies that took place be-

tween Sept. 2 and 20 at convenience stores and gas bars. Police arrested two men, both Ottawa residents, after attempting to stop a vehicle deemed to be acting suspiciously. The driver and one passenger fled the vehicle on foot after a brief vehicle pursuit, police said. Both suspects were arrested nearby and appeared in court on Oct. 27 to face charges stemming from that incident. Police later laid further charges connected to a string of retail robberies under investigation by the robbery unit. A 26-year-old man faces 26

charges, including five counts of robbery, two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon, pointing a firearm, resisting arrest, and six counts of breaching probation. A 25-year-old man faces seven charges, including two counts of robbery, possessing a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest. Both men remain in custody and will appear in court on Nov. 2. Police said the charges stem from five incidents: • On Sept. 2, around 3:30 a.m., three suspects robbed a store along the 6000 block of Ha-

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store along the 6000 block of Hazeldean Road and made off with cash and cigarettes. Police said in many instances those involved brandished guns, but no injuries resulted from any of these robberies. These robberies remain under investigation, police said, as do several other retail robberies or attempted robberies over the past two months. Additional charges could be laid. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police robbery unit at 613-2361222, ext. 5116, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

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Glebe leads to way in high school cross-country DAN PLOUFFE The Glebe Gryphons led the way in dominant fashion at the national capital high school cross-country running championships last week, qualifying all six of their teams for the OFSAA provincial championships back at the Hornets Nest in Gloucester on Saturday, Nov. 5, and capturing five of six city crowns. “I don’t think it’s ever been done,” says Glebe coach Kirk Dillabaugh, who celebrated with more than one fist-pump throughout the day as each of his teams performed beyond expectations. “I had a great day. I’m just completely ecstatic about how our teams ran.” Leading the way were the Glebe senior boys, who produced the lowest team score of the competition with just 36 placement points, ahead of Nepean’s 45, which was still the second best team result out of any race. “That’s wonderful that my two years in high school, my team won the cities,” smiles senior boys’ champion Yves Sikubwabo, who’s hoping Glebe can improve on its 14th-place showing at last year’s OFSAA when they race locally. “That’s a good histo-

ry and I’m very happy for that.” Sikubwabo, always the star attraction at local meets, is certain to have the same kind of status as approximately 1,500 of the province’s best runners descend on the nation’s capital for OFSAA on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Rwanda native, who came to Ottawa as a refugee after the 2010 world junior track-and-field championships in Moncton, N.B., is the defending senior boys’ OFSAA champion and is expected to repeat that performance on the course he now knows very well. But knowing all eyes will be on him to lead a group of four or five top-10 contenders from Ottawa, Sikubwabo wasn’t originally over the moon to learn that the event would be held locally while he nursed a stress fracture injury that wiped out his summertime track-and-field season. “I had an injury, and said, ‘What will I do? Will I be able to win OFSAA or come top-3?’ I was just scared about what will happen,” recalls Sikubwabo, who’s returned to form and set five course records in his five cross-country races this fall.

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South Carleton qualified its junior boys’ team for an berth at the Nov. 5 provincials with a third-place finish at the national capital cross-country running championships on Oct. 27 in Gloucester.


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Community Calendar Our Community Calendar is offered as a free service to local non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to edit entries for space and time considerations.E-mail your events to or Deadline is Monday 9 a.m.

• NOV. 3 ‘The Nepean Seniors Curling Club, at the Sportsplex (south entrance), invites those 55 plus to come out and try curling, a natural and economical winter activity. Open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free instruction, free use of equipment, free refreshments. For more information email dgoff@ or call the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre at 613-580-2828, ext. 2.

• NOV. 5 The Barrhaven United Church is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 3013 Jockvale Road. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free Admission and Parking. For more information call: 613-8251707 or visit www.barrhavenunited. org

• NOV. 9 Christian Women’s Central Club’s Fall Fair and Silent Auction at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave.,

with music by Jim Miller, and guest speaker Maureen Charron. Admission is $6 or a toonie for first timers. RSVP to 613-727-9456.

• NOV. 12 Villa Marconi craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1026 Baseline Rd. Funds raised will be donated to the residence’s residents’ council. To rent a table and sell baked goods or crafts, please call Antonietta at 613-727-6201, ext. 6660. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind hosts a Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade baked treats, Christmas cards, doggy bone Christmas wreathes, calendars, and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind apparel. You can also order your fresh holly for the holidays, delivered direct to your door from our supplier in British Columbia. Visit 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. North, between Barrhaven and Manotick, off Prince of Wales Drive. For further information or to donate items, please call 613-692-7777.

• NOV. 12 AND 13 Friends of the Farm are hosting a craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission. Great selection plus baked goods. Building 72, at the Central Experimental Farm,

east off Prince of Wales roundabout. For information call 613-230-3276, or visit

• NOV. 13 Doll, Teddy Bear and Miniature Show at the Royal Canadian Legion, 4026 Richmond Rd., in Bells Corners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance fee is $2 donation to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Children under 12 with adult free. Door prizes, wheelchair accessible. Vendors tables available for rent. Information at 613-225-9171 or 613-824-9029.

• NOV. 17 TO 20 Nepean Ravens Host 24th Annual Ringette Tournament with 110 teams from across Canada at arenas across Nepean and Ottawa. Walter Baker and Nepean Sportsplex will act as home base arenas. Parents: consider bringing your daughter to check it out and introduce her to what will likely become her new passion. Visit for details.

• NOV. 19 Asian dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Main Street in Kars. Adults are $12, children under 12 are $6, and a family rate is available. Advance ticket sales only at 613-826-1154 or okpc_office@

• NOV. 20 Ottawa Authors and Artisans Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jack Purcell Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Ln. at Elgin Street. For table rental, registration and information, contact Bob Fowler:

• ONGOING Behind the scenes or in the forefront, you can make a difference in the lives of seniors in your community. Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) has current volunteer opportunities that are created with volunteer flexibility in mind. The centre provides training and orientation. To become a volunteer, please call Bev Johnston at 613-692-4697. Workshops will be held in Riverside South, to teach volunteers how to cut the outer milk bags from the four-litre packages, and crochet them into sleeping mats for needy families around the world. Using the milk bags for this purpose is keeping them out of our landfills, making this iniative a win-win for all. Even if you do not know how to crochet, you can participate and learn this simple project. Students can earn volunteer hours by helping with the cutting of the bags. For information contact:

The new Barrhaven Community Concert Band needs musicians. Rehearsals will be held Thursday evenings starting in September. Visit www. barrhavencommunityconcertband. com for details. The 2001st Nepean Rangers are currently accepting craft vendors to participate in A Window on Christmas craft sale at Walter Baker Sports Centre on Sat. Dec 3, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Tables cost $40. Please contact Cathy at 613-823-9012 for more info. Ladies! Canadian Federation of University Women / Nepean has interest groups, and monthly (Sept. to May ) Tuesday afternoon meetings with guest speakers. Register on September 13th at 1:00 P.M. at Knox United Church, 25 Gibbard Ave. (vicinity Greenbank and Hunt Club Road). Call 613-591-0136 Free tryouts of nordic pole walking with certified instructors. Please register ahead by calling 613-695-1990 and the date, time and place will be confirmed. Poles are available for purchase if desired after the training. We also have a series of four classes for $35 to work on perfecting your nordic pole walking technique by trying various terrains and learning a variety of pole exercises.

Weather has been a challenge at Hornet’s Nest Continued from page 18 “Hopefully now I’m in shape and with those guys, we’ll do well in our city.” Winning the real race for second place in national capital senior boys’ event was Woodroffe’s Alex Berhe, who’s turned into a standout runner himself after only taking up the sport in Grade 10. Nepean’s Scott Donald, Holy Trinity’s Mickey Day and Glebe’s Phil Marshall followed as the group of friends from the Ottawa Lions club all congratulated one another at the finish line. “They helped me a lot with the Lions when I was the new one to join the group,” notes Berhe, who’s after a top-10 performance at OFSAA and believes topfive may be possible. “They’re really nice guys, and good partners to train with.” Junior girls’ champion Olivia Robertson of Brookfield and the A. Y. Jackson junior boys’ pair of Brendon Howard and Alec Jarvis – the 2010 midget boys’ provincial silver medalist – are other local contenders for a top OFSAA finish. National capital senior girls’ gold medalist Emma Galbraith also fits the bill, although the Franco-Ouest student

has struggled this fall to find the crosscountry form that helped her crack last year’s OFSAA top-10 after an extended track season that wrapped up in September with a fifth-place finish at the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Mann. DEBUTS Making their OFSAA debuts will be midget boys’ champion Cameron Slupeiks of Colonel By and midget girls’ gold medalist Erica Van Wyk, who credits her teammates that finished second as a group for her success. “We practise like we are really at the race, even when people aren’t watching,” explains the provincial-level soccer player, noting Sikubwabo’s example also provides motivation. “Yves is very inspiring. He doesn’t run to win, just to break his own record.” Other schools to qualify teams for OFSAA with top-four results at the national capital meet include Canterbury, Lisgar, Sir Robert Borden, All Saints, Immaculata, South Carleton, Bell, Ashbury, Merivale, Béatrice-Desloges and Louis-Riel.

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