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April 28, 2011 | 48 Pages

O’Connor grilled at all-candidates meeting BLAIR EDWARDS

IN HIDING The Diary of Anne Frank stirs some old memories for a friend of Almonte and District High School. 28

ONLINE COVERAGE Visit for coverage of Wednesday evening’s Lanark-FrontenacLennox and Addington debate.

Tory MP Gordon O’Connor faced a barrage of questions during a Carleton-Mississippi Mills allcandidates meeting held in Kanata on April 19. More than 300 people crowded into the ballroom of the Holiday Inn and Suites to listen to O’Connor and his challengers, Karen McCrimmon (Liberal) and John Hogg (Green). The New Democratic Party candidate Erin Peters did not attend the meeting, which was hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce and Metroland Media. Another 100-plus people were turned away at the door when the room reached capacity, some of whom gathered at the two doorways to listen to the meeting. A strong contingent of Liberal and Conservative party supporters, many holding election signs, were scattered throughout the crowd. O’Connor, who has won the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding with a strong majority of the vote during the past three elections, defended his party’s stance on health care, the purchase of the F-35 fighter jets and its refusal to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to assist Nortel pensioners. The Tory incumbent said it was unfortunate situation that Nortel pensioners lost part of their benefits and pensions after the company declared bankruptcy. See DEBATE, page 3

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HERITAGE HAIR Maura Atkinson, 9, dresses up as Anne of Green Gables for her Canadian heritage display, right down to the red pigtail wig she bought during a visit to Anne’s house on Prince Edward Island. Calvary Christian Academy students celebrated all historic things Canadian on Thursday, April 21. See page 12 for more coverage.

Pakenham students reel keen PAKENHAM – Lights, camera, action. Pakenham Public School students produced a film that will hit the big screen on May 4. The students’ movie will be part of the school board’s annual Real to Reel festival, called A Celebration of Character Always! In the UCDSB. The films, which showcase positive character traits, will be shown at Galaxy Cinemas in Brockville. During the all day event, students will spend half the day watching movies, and the other half in video and drama work-

shops, said festival organizer Kellie WeirBurtt. “This is one of the highest profile components of the character always program,” said Weir-Burtt. “Our number of schools participating has increased by about 40 per cent this year.” She said there are currently 170 students registered in the event, which will be broken down into elementary and secondary levels. See FOUR SCHOOLS, page 4



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Victimology students put spotlight on partner violence JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Heather Imming had the perfect life, she had been married to her husband Bill for nearly 15 years, she was a subcontracts manager working in the aerospace industry and they had the house and two cars. It started with arguments, then shoving, then slaps and punches and culminated with her waking up to her husband straddling her body and he punched and choked her. “He was just wailing on me and I couldn’t move,” Imming said. “He told me that he had to go out and get ammunition but that was the day I was going to die. I believed him.” But Imming got up and got her daughter on the school bus and then cleaned herself up and went and pulled her daughter from school. She had to go to the doctor because she was so badly beaten and her shoulder was dislocated. “I was sitting in his office and I could no longer say I had fallen over a rock or down the stairs,” Imming said. “The doctor told me that I had to leave him or the next time he saw me would be in a body bag.” Imming had wanted to go home and tell her husband she was leaving, but her doctor advised her to do it over the phone. Then she went to stay with her sister. For the next three months, her husband would put stuff in her gas tank and drop her daughter off at random locations downtown after visits to scare and punish her. “I would get a message that said she was at the corner of Bay and Queen streets and I should go get her soon because she had no phone or money,” Imming said. Those actions forced her to go to court to get full custody and possession of her house – which her husband refused to leave, even though it had been hers before the marriage. When she finally got in the house she found Bill had destroyed the walls with a crossbow, taken apart the appliances and cut up her and her daughter’s furniture with an X-Acto knife. “It took nearly three months to make it habitable again,” Imming said. And when they finally got to go back to their Carleton Place home on she had alarms on every door, but one. The cellar door had no alarm on it, but was barricaded with two bars. Ten days after Imming and her then 10-year-old daughter moved back home, Bill was back. He broke through the barricades on the cellar door and

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Heather Imming, a victim advocate told her story of violence that happened inside her Carleton Place home during an Algonquin College workshop to raise awareness about intimate partner violence on April 14. began attacking Imming as she tried to get to the panic button on her alarm system. “He hit me in the head several times with a tire iron and tried to remove my eye with his thumb,” she said. VIOLENT ATTACK Imming’s daughter, who had still been awake when her father broke in, threw a piece of wood at her fathers head, but he didn’t even blink as he continued to pummel her mother. So, she went outside and began ringing on people’s doorbells saying, “My father is killing my mother.” “I began to come to and I could hear her yelling up and down the street,” Imming said. “So I pulled myself up and was hanging on a lamppost at the edge of my property yelling for her to stay where she was if she was safe.” Neighbours came to her rescue and Bill was arrested, but was only sentenced to 22 months for beating her so badly she had brain and liver damage. For nearly 11 years, Imming was terrorized as Bill would be released from and then reoffend within six weeks. “It got to be so we would move into Lanark Interval House during the period he was released so we could be protected,” Imming said. Her daughter had a panic button at school and her classmates would circle around and bring in the school when her father or his parents would come to take her

away. support of the workers at Inter“She was in maybe Grade 5 val House and the police,” she and then would be kind of like a said. little posse,” Imming said. Imming spoke as part of a oneWhen Bill took up with anoth- day workshop to raise awareness er woman, Imming said she was about intimate partner violence at first relieved and then devas- held by the victimology course at tated when the woman become Algonquin College on April 14. part of the plan to stalk and terShe was joined by Erin Leerorize her. Todd, executive director of the After 11 years of arrests and Lanark County Interval House threats, Imming was able to have and Peter Engelmann, a human her husband declared a danger- rights attorney who was the lead ous offender. He was the first man counsel for the Cornwall Pubgiven the designation for part- lic Inquiry – which investigated ner violence and the first time a abuse against boys in the City of Quebec court Cornwall. heard a case “We hear a for a dangerlot about stocks ous offender. falling and “I wouldn’t be here Bill has i nve s t m e n t s since died in without the support of in the news when people prison. the workers at Interval talk about the In an efe c o n o m y, ” fort to prevent House and the police” Lee-Todd said. other women “But very little from facing how the the horrors of Heather Imming about added stresswhat she had ors can bring to, Imming is about increasan outspoken es in things advocate and educator on issues of Violence like partner violence.” Lee-Todd said violence against against Women. Founder of the consumer group Share Our women is a problem that isn’t goStrength, she has also served in ing away and government and the community with the Lanark service providers need to bring Coalition Against Violence, the the issue out in the open and Lanark County domestic vio- work on funding for supports. “There have been two women lence court advisory committee, the domestic violence/sexual as- in the Ottawa area murdered sault protocol committee, Lanark this year already and 350 women County Interval House and the murdered in Ontario in the last domestic violence grant manage- 15 years,” she said. “We need to look at the larger picture and see ment team. “I wouldn’t be here without the how the cycle perpetuates itself.”

Engelmann said the Cornwall public inquiry aimed at doing just that. “I congratulate the creation of the victimology course here at Algonquin because it was one of the recommendations that came out of inquiry,” he said. “There needs to be more support for victims who come forward.” Engelmann said that 500 people in the Cornwall area received counselling and support as part of the inquiry. “The judge said that help should be made available while the inquiry was ongoing, that we shouldn’t wait for the findings,” he said, adding that psychologists and counselling aren’t covered by OHIP and victims often can’t afford the services. He said another key finding of the report was the importance of being believed and that the community had a role to play. “We talked with one woman who said that her father abused her sexually, physically and psychologically all through her childhood,” Engelmann said. “She said her mothers and her teachers had to have known. Then she ended up marrying a man who abused her in the same way as her father and who she feared was abusing her daughter. The only positive part of the story was that she received counselling and felt a little bit more like she was living as opposed to just existing.” HORRIFYING STATS Engelmann cited the 1983 Badgley Report, a cross-Canada study on the abuse of children, revealed horrifying statistics about how prevalent these crimes are in Canada. The report found that one in two girls and one in three boys were the victims of unwanted sexual advances before the age of eighteen. Egelmann said there have been advances in legislation, but they usually are in response to a horrific act. The example he used was the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act under Bill 168 after a doctor at a hospital in Windsor killed his girlfriend where they worked there together. The changes in the act called on employers to address domestic violence when it spills into the workplace. “Why does it take a horrific act to get the legislation,” Egelmann asked, adding that support services should be there for victims when they do come forward. “We can’t afford to drop the ball after they come forward,” he said. “And support services are a lot less than spending billions on new prisons.”

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Debate covers pension, new jails Continued from front

ment was called in contempt,” she said. O’Connor focused on the economy in his opening and closing remarks. “I’m pleased with the success of our government,” he said. “We’ve successfully guided this country through a recession.”

“Ontario governs the pension laws,” he said, and the room erupted into a chorus of boos. He said the Conservatives will not reform the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to put pensioners to the front of the creditors’ line in the event a company goes bankrupt. “I tell you what we are doing,” he said, after facing repeated and heated questions about helping pensioners. “I don’t make up the future. I tell you we are not doing it.” McCrimmon and Hogg both said they supported changes to the act.


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PENSIONS “We need to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act to make sure pensioners are moved up the list of creditors,” said McCrimmon. O’Connor defended his party’s plan to spend billions on new jails and to pass legislation that cracks down on crime and introduces tougher sentences. “On justice we believe if you do the crime you have to do the time,” said O’Connor. The Tories are following the example set by the state of California, said McCrimmon.

Hundreds pack the ballroom of the Holiday Inn in Kanata to listen during a Carleton-Mississippi Mills all-candidates meeting last week. “It has bankrupted that state,” she said. Hogg said building more jails does not answer the need for programs to reduce the crime rate. O’Connor defended his party against charges of contempt of Parliament, after refusing to provide cost breakdowns on its plans to introduce corporate tax cuts, build jails and its purchase of F-35 jets. “If you check your history,



this is the most honest federal government that has ever existed,” said O’Connor. The contempt of Parliament charges against the Tories was the decision of “a kangaroo court”, he added. Parliament needs information to do its job, responded McCrimmon. “Without that information Parliament cannot function and that is why the Harper govern-


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The Tories managed to keep unemployment down and use stimulus funding on public works and infrastructure to stimulate the economy and maintain employment, he said. Hogg said the government needs to look to the future to maintain a strong economy. The first step is to introduce a carbon tax and give the money back to taxpayers in the form of tax breaks. “The most important issue for the Green Party is global warming,” he said. “If we’re not talking about it now, we’re not going to be talking about our economy (in the future).” The government should invest in green technology, said Hogg. “High tech has hit a bit of a bump,” he said. “Green technology is the way of the future.” McCrimmon promised the carbon tax would have a neutral effect on taxpayers.

“We have to start addressing climate change now,” she said. “The evidence is overwhelming.” O’Connor warned voters that the Liberals’ and Greens’ cap and trade environmental policies will cost the country jobs. McCrimmon faced criticism for the Liberals cuts to health care and the military during the 1990s. But the government was drowning in debt in the 1990s, said McCrimmon, and cuts were made to all departments – not just health care and the military. The Liberals eliminated the deficit and brought in a surplus, allowing the country to weather the recession in 2008, she said. Voters face a multi-billion-decision at the polls on May 2, said McCrimmon. “Do you want to spend (billions) on jets, jails and corporate tax cuts or do you want to spend it on people.” Hogg said a vote for the Greens was a vote for the future. “Is anyone looking for something positive – not ‘vote for me because I suck less than the other guy?’” he said, following a question criticizing the Liberals cuts to the military in the 1990s. “We need to look for something positive.”

SEPTIC TANK MAINTENANCE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY Now that spring is here and everyone is busy with yardwork, we would like to remind all homeowners that septic systems require maintenance as well. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to have your septic tank maintained and pumped out on a regular basis. Studies have shown that routine pumping of a septic tank is necessary for proper performance and treatment of wastewater. Faulty systems may lead to costly repairs and the compromise of water quality and public health. If you have not had your septic tank pumped out within the last 3-5 years, please act responsibly and hire a licensed septic tank hauler to pump out your tank. Routine pumping will provide you with the peace of mind knowing that your septic tank is in good working order and capable of handling additional wastewater from your home. For more information on septic system maintenance and to obtain a free “Guide Operating & Maintaining Your Septic System”, please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website at Further information can also be obtained by contacting your local Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Office or their website at

ADOPTION OF THE 2011 ANNUAL BUDGET TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2011 Budget on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 16th day of April, 2011. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Robert Bunker, Treasurer 75 George Street Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 225 F: 613-259-2291 E:

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Four schools part of local moviemaking Continued from front Pakenham teacher-supervisor Allison Boutin took part in the film festival last year as a teacher at Arklan Public School. “I was amazed at how professional the films looked,” Boutin said. She worked with the students, all of whom volunteered for the project, to produce a film about perseverance through a spinoff of the reality television show Survivor. After completing some tough obstacle courses during breaks and recesses, she said the best part has been seeing the film come together. Boutin said she is most looking forward to the kids getting to see themselves up on the big screen at the cinema. Taylor Machan’s highlight reel was falling in the mud repetitively for a shot, while Tyler Beresnikow is much happier not needing to wash off after. “They had lipstick all over their faces,” Tyler said. “I would never wear lipstick. I’m a cameraman.” “And ours has special effects,” said Gracie Downey. Boutin said that Tyler is the school’s in-house computer whiz and brought in his video camera and laptop from home to produce the video. Besides Pakenham, R. Tait McKenzie Public School, Naismith Memorial Public School and Arklan Public School have also registered films for the event. “Students just enjoy the technology and playing with video,” said Weir-Burtt. “And it’s pretty exciting to see your film on the big screen.”

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Students from Pakenham Public School are participating in the school board’s Real to Reel film challenge. The challenge invited schools to make a film that demonstrated a character trait – which in the case of Pakenham, was perseverance. The students will take their survivor themed video to present in Brockville on May 4. From left in back, Jalee Lebrun, Taylor Machan, Jamie-Lynn Baxter, teacher Allison Boutin. Front, Tyler Beresnikow, Brandon Wellman and Gracie Downey. Missing from photo is Emma Hill.

Benches, trees may be added to Riverside Park NEVIL HUNT

CARLETON PLACE – Town council is investigating a new way to recognize the names of the fallen on the Carleton Place cenotaph. Under consideration is a plan to install commemorative benches and trees in Riverside Park. Each bench and tree would bear the name of a town resident killed in wartime. The idea was sparked by a request from resident Kyle McKittrick. On April 19, he asked council to consider naming a street after his family, which plans a large reunion in Carleton Place in July. McKittrick’s request triggered a discussion of the town’s streetnaming policy, which dictates that the names of former members of council and then names on the cenotaph be attached to new streets as they are built. SLOW PROCESS Coun. Rob Probert said the policy would take a long time to complete. “It’ll be 30 years before all the names on the cenotaph are on street signs,” Probert said. The discussion around the council table then incorporated the commemorative tree and bench program. It was suggested that all the names on the cenotaph could be included in Riverside Park. “What a nice way to spearhead that idea,” said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. It’s not clear yet if the town or families would pay for the installations or if the cost may be split between the two. Council will hear back on the idea at a later date. McKittrick said a tree and bench would please all the members of his extended family. “I’m more than happy with that solution,” he said. “You can expect 175 of us out for the Canada Day ceremonies.” He added that the family would be honoured if the first bench and tree bore the name of their forefather.

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Seniors’ issues take centre stage JESSICA CUNHA

Seniors’ issues were at the forefront of the all candidates meeting for Carleton-Mississippi Mills at the Royalton Retirement Residence in Kanata on Wednesday, April 20. Around 100 people turned out to listen to incumbent Gordon O’Connor (Conservative), Karen McCrimmon (Liberal) and John Hogg (Green). The New Democratic Party candidate Erin Peters did not attend the event, which was hosted by the Kanata Seniors Council and the Royalton. REPEAT ISSUE

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Lilly White took a minute out of decorating her new store, the White Lilly, opening up this week in Almonte at the Heritage Court, to pose for a photo. White said her new store will combine “the material with the spiritual,” including clothes from Bali and her spiritual consulting.

The protection of pensions and benefits for seniors was raised repeatedly by constituents. O’Connor said his party is looking into what can happen for people who could have contributed to RRSPs but didn’t because they were relying on a pension income. He added the Tory government is setting the rules for companies that are federally regulated but it has no say in organizations regulated by the provinces, such as Nortel. “The provinces are responsible for 90 per cent of companies,” he said. “The party believes it’s better for the economy to leave the Bankruptcy and

Insolvency Act the way it is.” The Liberal and Green candidates both said they were in favour of making changes to the act and having better stranded pension legislation to protect pensioners who didn’t contribute to RRSPs because they believed they would receive a pension. “The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act should be modified immediately,” said Hogg. “It’s not fair, it’s not just, it’s not right. The pensioners are not getting a fair deal. “We need better stranded pension legislation so no pensioner ends up in (that) situation.” McCrimmon said other companies could go the way of Nortel, where pensioners lost part of their benefits after the company declared bankruptcy. She said changes must be made to ensure pensioners are protected and moved up the list of creditors. “We need to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act,” she said. “These people have earned this money.” Constituent Sarah Trant described the plight of seniors living on a fixed income with the addition of the HST. She said many seniors rely on servicebased businesses but are having a difficult time affording the cost of such things as a haircut with the new tax. McCrimmon said a Liberal government will put an additional $700 million towards the Old Age Security pro-

gram to help offset the HST. “If that’s not enough we need to look at other things,” she said. Hogg said he would like to see simplified tax system with HST on everything, and funding given to those on a low or fixed income. O’Connor said the HST is a provincial issue. “It’s the provinces who decide what the taxes go on.” RETIREMENT AGE O’Connor said the Conservatives are proposing the introduction of pension income splitting and the elimination of the mandatory retirement age of 65. “We want Canada to be a country people can enjoy in their later years,” he said. Hogg said the two main issues for the Green Party this election are the health care system and global warming. “Between those two (issues) we’re not getting the dialogue we need,” said Hogg. “We want to leave a world that’s better for them (children and grandchildren).” McCrimmon said the legacy of the country is her focus. “I don’t really want to go on what was done in the past,” she said. “I want to be an advocate of the people.”

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ongoing monitoring and care. If at any time patients have questions or concerns about symptoms or their plan of care, they’ll be rapidly assessed by their oncologist at our cancer centre. Family physicians, too, will have the chance to consult oncologists when necessary. Some patients don’t have family doctors. We’ll now flag patients who are admitted to our program without a family doctor, and work to link them to a family doctor. What does this mean for patients or their families? The new strategy ensures that follow-up is provided through the family doctor who knows them best, while newly diagnosed patients benefit from faster access to oncologists, at the time of diagnosis and during active treatment. Our oncologists will still be front and centre in the follow-up care patients receive. We are developing tools to actively support patients and family doctors. This includes providing survivorship care plans that summarize the cancer care received and document the plan for follow-up care. It means strengthening partnerships and links with the community resources best positioned to meet the diverse needs of cancer survivors. Finally, it means improved access to quality cancer care across our region. Not only will we continue providing world class care in our cancer centres and clinics. We will also expand the use of telemedicine. No matter where they reside, patients will have access to the same high standard of care thanks to easy remote access to The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program. We’re listening to our patients, and working towards better care, closer to home, when they need it. 464439


MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Some Mississippi Mills businesses are disconnecting their alarm systems so that they won’t go off accidentally and trigger a municipal fine, according to Mayor John Levi “They can’t afford the fine,” said Levi during a meeting of the Mississippi Mills police services board on Thursday, April 14. “A lot of small businesses, they’re just disconnecting.” A false-alarm fine can cost a business $200, when police are sent to the third false alarm call at a business. The business then has to go for one year without any more false alarms before its record is cleared. “They’re not much good to us turned off,” added Levi. Lanark County OPP detachment commander Insp. Gerry Salisbury told Levi that his department does not keep a re-

cord of which break and enter calls his officers have attended where the alarm system, if any, has been disconnected by the owner. “If you’re running a business and you don’t secure your premises… you should,” said board member Anne Mason. There were 30 break and enters in Mississippi Mills reported to the OPP in 2009, which jumped to 36 in 2010. There have been four break and enters reported in Mississippi Mills so far this year. Salisbury also pointed to the number of false alarms reported in the area over the past two years: • 162 false alarms reported in Mississippi Mills in 2009. • 151 false alarms reported in 2010. • 31 false alarms reported for the first quarter of 2011, down from the 34 reported for the first quarters of 2009 and 2010. “Are we in a losing battle?” asked Coun.

Denzil Ferguson. “We’ve been fairly consistent with it. Three years and it hasn’t moved much either way.” While he noted that false alarms could be annoying, Salisbury added that his force needs strength in numbers. “Whenever you have a false

alarm, it’s quite expensive to you as a municipality because we have to send two officers,” said Salisbury. “I would suggest that we are progressing. I really feel very strongly about the issue of two officers. It’s a matter of personal safety. I think that one officer dead is enough for me.”

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Please note that the Council meeting and Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for May 2, 2011 will be held at Union Hall on Wolfgrove Road & Tatlock Road.

Saturday, May 14 8am to 4pm This is for the disposal of large items (chairs, tables, couches, etc.)

Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:00am-1:00 pm Beckwith Recreation Complex (1319 9th Line Beckwith)

Building awareness of the links between community design, physical activity and health. Network and engage discussion on how Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith can collaborate to shape and influence their community’s design to support more active, healthier living through a focus on trail development. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. To register, please RSVP to Kerry Hamilton by Friday, May 6, 2011 by email at k.lynn.hamilton@gmail. com.


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Drop off bins will be located at the Landfill Site on Howie Road, Pakenham Recycle Depot on Barr Side Road and the Union Hall Yard, corner of Wolfe Grove Road and Tatlock Road. More information about Large Item Day is available on the Town’s website or by calling Cindy Hartwick at 613-256-2064 ext 258.


ALMONTE WARD April 26 – May 20, 2011 7:30 a.m. to 4pm. (excluding weekends)


Tree Walk and Talks April 28 through May 3 various locations and times


These are days where residents of Mississippi Mills can put items out at the curb they no longer want and others can take the “treasures”. Items can be placed on the curb on Friday, May 6 and must be brought back in (if not taken) Sunday, May 8. Please ensure that no items that you do not wish to give away are left near the road. Disposal of items not taken is the responsibility of the resident-Mississippi Mills will NOT be picking the items up. Items not taken can be dropped off at one of the Large Item Day locations the following weekend. For larger items or those of safety concern, a curb side sign may be more appropriate. Please beware of children’s safety, do not place any items out that might have potential danger i.e. refrigerators/freezers with door. Mississippi Mills assumes no responsibility or liability regarding these items. Please include a sign with your items indicating “Free.” For more information, please call Cindy Hartwick at 613-256-2064 ext. 258

Ceremonial Tree Planting April 30 – 2 p.m. Almonte Old Town Hall


Guest Speaker Diana Beresford-Kroeger Wednesday, May 4, 7:30PM, Almonte Old Town Hall. The Global Forest: Its Impact on the Health and Wealth of the Planet.

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oting – people are dying to try it. No, really. We’re seeing it all across the Middle East and North Africa, people tired of autocratic one-man, one-party rule. Tired of four elections in seven years? We all are. But try no elections in 40 years, or worse. Some may say that it is a sign that people are satisfied with things the way they are and they see no reason to change. Others see our low turnout numbers as proof that the electorate is getting turned off, and disengaging from the political process. No matter which way you cut it, the numbers speak for themselves and they aren’t pretty. According to a study by Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, 974,206 fewer people voted in the 2008 election than two years earlier. The study also found that voter turnout has been on the decline since 1993. In fact, according to the National Post, the last federal vote attracted the lowest voter turnout ever in a Canadian election, at only 59.1 per cent of eligible voters. Nearly 10 million people did not take up the chance to cast a ballot. Imagine if even half that number had voted – things might look very different today. We might have avoided the 2008 constitution crisis. The previous low had been achieved back in 2004 with 60.9 per cent. One way in which voter turnout can be stanched is by finally joining the 21st century and allowing electronic voting online and over the telephone. But, as this campaign has proven, there are no easy answers, and here too we find that the way is fraught. As we saw in the municipal elections in Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and other parts of the Ottawa Valley last October, the technology is just not there yet for online and telephone voting, with the voting system getting bogged down because most people waited until Voting Day to cast their e-ballots. Ireland has scrapped its expensive touchscreen voting machine system. So, sadly, democracy will have to wait for technology to catch up. You, on the other hand, just need a made-up mind, and whatever ID, and writing utensil you need to bring with you to the polling station. The politicians have had their say for the past month or so. Now it’s time for them to sit silent for a few hours and let you have your say. The polls are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Don’t forget to vote.

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Share your home this summer A local homestay program has organizers looking for families that wish to make a Japanese youth feel at home this summer. For the past 10 years, 17-year-old students from Ritsumeikan Uji School in Japan have been visiting Lanark County to improve their English language skills and learn about Canadian culture. The program is actually required in order to graduate from their school, and placements are offered across Canada. Families are needed from Aug. 15 to 30 to board the 70 students who will attend Carleton Place High School to learn English during the day. The students are bused from homes across the county and also participate in outdoor activities in the area and Ottawa. Families who host a student receive a $375 honorarium. This year, Lanark County will welcome an additional group of students

for a different experience. Forty 14- to 15-year-old girls will arrive to be completely immersed in the culture and family life of a local family. These students will not attend school, but instead become “part of the Canadian family” for the two weeks they are here, from July 29 to Aug. 12. PILOT PROGRAM This was a pilot program offered last year in addition to the regular program, and it was such a success that they have decided to return again this year. Families who host a student in this program receive a $450 honorarium. For more information, contact JoAnn Campbell or Katrina Hodge by calling 613-264-8843 or 613-264-2537, or emailing Information about the Muskoka Language International program can be found at www.

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The ballots are black and white, but the parties have as many colours as the rainbow. We’re not the only country to identify our parties by colour, but I’m willing to bet we have more colours per party than anywhere else. Sometimes, surprisingly, the colours that divide us also show how peaceful we are as a country. In 2006, working as a reporter for an Irish-Canadian magazine in Toronto, I was following Dublinborn NDP candidate and union leader Sid Ryan around for a day in Oshawa. If elected, he would have been the first Irish-born Canadian MP since D’Arcy McGee. At the first event that day, a debate at a seniors centre, the moderator identified each candidate not by party, but by colour. “And Mr. Ryan, from the orange party,” he said. Later, when Ryan got up to make his opening remarks, he noted that, as an Irish Catholic, he had never before been called orange, a colour identified with Irish Protestants. With our American cousins so close by, watching their election night coverage can be a little bit of a mind-flip for Canadian viewers. “Virginia goes from being a red state to a blue state,” we heard during the 2008 presidential vote. Wait a second, you thought, it was liberal state, and now it’s a conservative state? McCain just won Virginia? Oh, wait, it’s reversed, red for Republican, blue for Democrat. Right, it’s Obama. Okay. Of course, I’ve seen politicans hedge their bets. In the week before the 2006 vote, former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Brian Tobin spoke to the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. Though a staunch Liberal, he conceded that the polls predicted that the Conservatives would carry the day. And his choice of tie that day? Red and blue stripes, of equal size, side by side. Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner.


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NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT (R.S.C. 1985, c. N-22) as amended by Part 7 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, c.2 (Navigable Waters Protection Act) The Corporation of the County of Lanark hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities pursuant to the Navigable Waters Protection Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to section 9 of the said Act, The Corporation of the County of Lanark has deposited with the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and in the Ontario Land Registry Office #27, County of Lanark, at Almonte, Ontario under the deposit number RS216559, a description of the following work, its site and plans: Glen Isle Bridge Rehabilitation, located on Glen Isle Rd., approximately 0.5 km south of County Road 29, over the Mississippi River. Comments regarding the effects of this work on marine navigation may be directed to: The Manager, Navigable Waters Protection Program, Transport Canada, 100 Front Street South, Sarnia, ON, N7T 2M4. However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing and are received not later than 30 days after the publication of the last notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent. Signed at Perth, Ontario, this 30th day of April, 2011 The Corporation of the County of Lanark Photo by Brier Dodge

JACKED UP An outreach bridge luncheon was held at the Zion Memorial Church in Carleton Place on April 14. The luncheon was a fundraiser by the Captain Hooper branch of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire organization and hosted a sell out crowd with participants from all over Eastern Ontario.


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Mills Corporation volunteers honoured with bench DESMOND DEVOY

ALMONTE – Volunteers for the Mills Community Support Corporation have been benched. But they are still as busy as ever they were, and will now have a new place to rest their feet in between assignments, with the dedication of a special bench in their honour at the Perth Street entrance to the Veterans Memorial Walkway. “This bench is being dedicated in recognition of National Volunteer Week,” said corporation co-ordinator Jan Watson, during the dedication ceremony on April 14. “Without the volunteers, the Mills would not be as successful as it is,” said Lee Brebner, chair of the board of directors. The corporation has about 172 volunteers to help with more than 600 clients. The bench was manufactured by Branje Metal Works Ltd. of Almonte. The bench also cements the relationship between the corporation and the Almonte Royal Canadian Legion branch at 100 Bridge St. The Legion donates their hall to the corporation once a month for the group to use for a dinner for its clients. MORE TO COME “We would like one (a bench) on each end of the walkway,” said Jeff Mills, community development co-ordinator at the corporation. “We wanted to give it to the town and the Legion.” For the corporation’s executive director, Mike Coxon, the bench was a visible sign of his non-profit group’s devotion to adapt the area to an aging population. “We’re working on a way to make Lanark County an age friendly community,” said Coxon. “The notion of a bench is one that is simple and enduring and age-friendly.”

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Members of Mississippi Mills town council, Mills Community Support Corporation and the Almonte Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion were on hand on April 14 for the dedication of a special bench honouring the corporation’s volunteers. From left, back row, Legion deputy district commander Joe LeBlanc, Mississippi Mills Mayor John Levi, John Branje of Branje Metal Works Ltd., corporation coordinator Jan Watson, and Legion treasurer/secretary Gary Pollock. Front row, volunteers Rochelle Provencher, Joanna Scissons, Joan James and Barb Sorfleet.

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Big races to small places, Heritage Fair brings history alive DESMOND DEVOY

FRANKTOWN – Two of the biggest races in the country – the federal election and the Stanley Cup playoffs – were on prominent display at the Calvary Christian Academy Heritage Fair last week. “I’m a big hockey fan and I was just really curious about how it started,” said Nathan Monette, 12, as he beheld his homemade Stanley Cup, which still reeked of silver spray paint. Monette’s cup – which is about as close as people will get to seeing the real Stanley Cup in the Ottawa Valley this season – was made up of a water bottle, an ice cream tub, a half container of yogurt and a bowl. The annual fair is a chance for students to examine uniquely Canadian topics, which sometimes bring about interesting revelations for students. “What really surprised me was that Lord Stanley was the governor general,” said Monette. “It also surprised me how many errors were on the cup,” with the latest printing error taking place as recently as last year for the winning Chicago Blackhawks. While the Blackhawks are a good original six team, Monette does not see them hoisting the real Stanley Cup into the air again this year. “I’m hoping Vancouver will win,” said Monette. “I think they will be up against the Philadelphia Flyers.” Canada’s other national pastime, bare-

Katerina Kouloufakos, 13, has a word with Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples, a judge at the fair, as he looked over her display on Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.

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Holy Grail: Nathan Monette, 12, holds up his homemade version of the Stanley Cup. knuckle politics, was also on display with Alissa Heagy’s work on the prime ministers of Canada at the April 21 event. She admitted that the ongoing federal election was her prime motivation for wanting to find out more about the men – and woman – who have occupied 24 Sussex Drive. “We vote for who we trust and the prime minister is someone you trust to lead your country,” said Heagy, who not only said she would vote for the current office holder, if she could, but predicts that Stephen Harper will be returned to office on May 2. She adds that another Conservative prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, was also really good in office, but that Canada’s longest serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, must have also had a lot to recommend him. “Considering the number of years he got through, I’m assuming he did really good,” said Heagy of Canada’s PM from 1921, on-and-off, until 1948. Like Monette, she too was surprised to find out some interesting tidbits during her research. For example, in 1965, a young Liberal MP called John Turner, a stellar athlete, rescued a drowning John Diefenbaker during a vacation in Barbados. In 1984, Turner would himself become prime minister. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson also had a brush with death when a plane he was in crashed during the Second World War. But when it comes to all things Canadi-

an, the only thing that beats both politics and hockey is, of course, Tim Hortons. “I like hockey and I like Tim Hortons and doughnuts and it’s so much a part of Canada,” said Tori Wood, 11. Wood brought in some freshly baked Timbits for her display. She admitted that while she did not know that Horton had a family of four children, she also did not know that he played for four NHL teams too: the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. “I really like roll-up-the rim,” added Wood. “It’s my favourite time of year.” For other displays, the history of our country is a lot more personal. Becca Roberts, 14, created a display on the Quebec town of Pink, which was named after one of her distant relatives, Charles Pink, who was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in 1750, and died in Aylmer, Que. in 1848. Roberts said she was compelled to take up the display because she had heard so many people wonder over the years why the town was named Pink. Two of Roberts’ schoolmates chose to venture into Canada’s pantheon of fictional characters in books. Madison Reid, 11, did a display on that silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh. During

the First World War, captain Harry Colebourn was on his way across Canada by train, when they made a stop in White River, Ont. Colebourn picked up a female bear cub, whom he named Winnipeg, after his hometown. The bear accompanied Colebourn to Europe, where he became the unit’s mascot. After the conflict, the bear retired to the London Zoo, where he was affectionately called Winnie by the locals. It was there that author A.A. Milne, along with his son, Christopher Robin, first spotted the bear, and history was made. “My family and I were travelling to British Columbia and we went by White River,” said Reid. The town has a plaque commemorating the fact that one of the most famous children’s characters is from northern Ontario. “I was amazed at how much of his history was in Canada. I actually though he was American,” said Reid. “It’s one of my favourite cartoons.” Another more instantly recognizable Canadian literary icon was Anne of Green Gables, and nine-year-old Maura Atkinson looked every inch the part, dressed up as Anne, complete with an authentic red pigtail wig she picked up in Prince Edward Island last summer. “I like her personality, she’s funny,” said Atkinson.

Madison Reid, 11, gets a squeeze out of her assignment, which looked at the Canadian roots of that silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh.

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Notre Dame bands tune up for spring The Notre Dame High School band spring concert is on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 each, available at the school office or at the door. This year will feature African music, including authentic African folk songs, and music inspired by Africa. Featured bands will include the Grade 8 band, Grade 9 band, the RetroActives (stage band) and senior band. JUNE FUNDRAISER On Friday, June 10, Notre Dame hosts its fourth annual Music for Miracles event at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium. All proceeds from this event will be going to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Tickets for this event are $35 per person and will be available at the hospital foundation office, Notre Dame’s office, or SRC Music. The ticket price includes a catered dinner and live entertainment for the evening. Over the past three years, Music for Miracles has raised $10,100 and the band members and the school hope to bring that total up past $13,000 this year. There are only about 100 tickets for this event, so people will need to buy theirs quickly, and organizers expect a sellout.


Silent Movie Night at the Textile Museum Step back in time on April 30 to see a silent movie on the big screen. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) will show Daddy Long Legs (1919) starring Mary Pickford. Daddy Long Legs is a romantic comedy following the life and loves of a young woman as she grows through adversity into a successful author. There will be live music to accompany the movie, just as it would have been done when the movie was first shown. A concession stand will also be provided to curb those movie munchies. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie begins at 7. Tickets are $5 and are only sold at the door and are first come, first served. For more information please contact the museum at 613-256-3754, ext. 7, or visit our website The MVTM is located at 3 Rosamond St. E., in Almonte.

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Getting started in the garden MARY ANN VAN BERLO AND KELLY NOEL Master Gardeners

You look at your yard and see room for improvement. That’s when you decide that this year your garden is going to be better than ever. Or maybe this is the year that you try your hand at gardening for the first time. Either way, there are some starting points to consider. SITE ASSESSMENT Start by taking a look at your lot. Are there any low spots which drain slowly after a heavy rainfall? Work with it by planning a pond or bog garden for a natural low spot or plant trees and plants there that like wet conditions. Another consideration is the lot’s orientation. How much sun does each area get per day? And finally, what is the soil type? A simple test is to take a handful of soil and squeeze it; does the soil form a ball that holds its shape? If it doesn’t, the soil is probably sandy. This information will tell you what soil preparation will be needed.

Use a garden hose to lay out the edges of beds. Step back take a look. Consider maintenance – will it be easy to mow around the bed? Remove the sod using a sod lifter. Make sure you remove any tap roots from weeds that might have been in the lawn.

Make a wish list of the features you want to include in your garden. Are you looking for the perfect garden oasis? Do you want to grow vegetables and/or a flower garden? Will you entertain in your yard? Do you need play space for children? Is there a style of garden design that appeals to you?

BED AND SOIL PREPARATION This is your one chance to amend the soil by adding humus which improves both clay and sandy soils. Soil that is rich in organic matter requires no chemical fertilizers.

PLAN FIRST Sketch a bird’s eye view of your property, keeping it more or less in scale. Draw the house on it and mark the doors and windows that have a view. Sketch in the driveway and other permanent features such as sheds, hydro pads and existing mature trees. Next sketch in permanent ‘hardscape’” features from your wish-list: patios, decks, play structure/areas, a pond, fountains, etc. Add garden beds on your sketch. And will you grow any food plants? An herb or vegetable garden needs full sun. Plants can have many roles in the landscape. They can be decorative or functional. Make the yard more appealing by creating layers of interest. Plants have different growing requirements. Pick plants that suit


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A little planning goes a long way when it comes to restarting your garden each spring. the soil type and sun exposure your lot provides. BUDGET There are other ways to make gardening easier on the budget. Start plants from seed or check

Get rid of old paint and electronics this weekend advance purchase, available at Recycle Day through the CPEAC information booth. The rain barrel sale is set for May 28 at the Carleton Place arena – so those who didn’t advance purchase can pick one up for $65. CPEAC asked Carleton Place town council for a permanent booth at the farmers market this summer so they can continue to advertise green initiatives and sell green products for at home, like the rain barrels.

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dryers that were not accepted last year. The company disposes, recycles and sells parts of all electronics they collect in environmentally friendly ways. CPEAC will be on site and volunteers will give information. They will also have sample rain barrels that they are selling, for those who want to get greener around the house and reuse rain water. The rain barrels are available for $60 each or $100 for two with

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With all that planning, research and prep work finally done – now you get to play in the dirt! Follow your plan, but don’t be too rigid. The best way to get a feel for how it will look is to set the plants out on the prepared bed in their pots. Once you’re happy with the overall look, start planting. Make sure the potted plants are well watered before you plant them. Don’t plant things deeper than they were growing in the pot. Once everything is planted, water well and continue to do so regularly.

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Gordon O’Connor, MP Speaking for Carleton-Mississippi Mills SOUND JUDGEMENT. STRONG VOICE. PROVEN LEADER OUR PLAN FOR THE FUTURE Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled our “Here for Canada” Conservative Policy Platform. The Platform provides Canadians with the Economic Action Plan to manage the economy and complete our recovery from the global economic recession.


Meeting the needs of Carleton-Mississippi Mills by delivering x over $50 million in projects: x Widening Hazeldean Road x Extending Terry Fox x Water Treatment Facility for Almonte x Diefenbunker improvements x West Carleton docks x Improvements to Almonte Community Centre x Rural road upgrades in Goulbourn, West Carleton, and Mississippi Mills x Sidewalks in Kanata x Upgrades to Rosamond Textile Museum x Extension of waterfront walkway in Almonte x YMCA Outdoor Education Centre in Dunrobin x Lighting for the community ballpark in Fitzroy Harbour x Repaving of Highway 417 East x Expansion of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

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Halfway to Heaven: A musical to lift spirits JUDITH SCOTT “I am inspired by so many things in this musical play. The opening number “I’ll Be There” expresses something everyone wants to know and feel. We are all vulnerable in some way but that one line can change everything.” I am talking to Angela Sotiropoulos, currently playing Carla in the Mississippi Mudds new musical Halfway to Heaven, opening at the end of the month at the Carleton Place Town Hall. She and Chris Cottrell, who plays Edward, tell me they have been rehearsing since January to bring this inspiring, engaging and entertaining musical to life. Sotiropoulos has been involved in Mudds productions since 1996, almost half her life. Dick Whittington was the first but since then she has been on stage in many chorus and supporting roles. As well as taking on the tasks of stage manager and producer over the years she has been a stalwart in the alto section. Throughout this time she has developed her career as a veterinary assistant. She got married too and has successfully recruited her husband of eight years, Elias, as Mudds lighting operator. Sotiropoulos recalls first hearing about Halfway to Heaven a year ago when writer-director Mark Piper ex-

plained his vision. She is impressed with the quality of Piper’s writing and his devotion to the message carried in the words of each song. She decided then and there this was the production to throw off her usual supporting role and go for the big one. Now she worries a little. LIVING UP TO IT “He (Piper) saw something in me, and I hope I am living up to that vision”. Cottrell is also a longstanding Mudds member. In 1989 whilst still a Carleton Place High School student he landed his first Mudds role as the lead villain in Oh Susanna. His career has taken him to many places and down several paths since then: • University of Windsor for his BA honours in acting. • Professional theatre where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Robin Williams, Paul Gross and Russell Crowe. • Running a London Ontario summer Shakespeare theatre company with other theatre major alumni. • Teaching English in South Korea and now teaching English and drama to Ottawa high school students. Back within driving distance of Carleton Place, Cottrell could not resist the call of the Mudds. After playing in

last spring’s Murder Mystery, Death of a Doornail, he accepted the role of Edward in Halfway To Heaven. He was drawn to the idea of originating a role in a new script. “As my acting work has me exploring deeper and deeper, the messages cleverly put forth (by Piper) become even more poignant,” he said. “The freedom to mould this character has forced me to recognize and explore, both in the play and in my personal life, the power of music and family; the courage to love and be loved.” Piper has given Cottrell a good deal of responsibility to work with the three other leads as assistant director, whilst he himself addresses the bigger picture. Cottrell appreciates this trust. “I’m happy that Mark agreed to let Edward and Carla dance at the end of the show,” he said. “Dancing as a couple feels like the perfect synchronization of the power of love and art.” Sotiropoulos also expresses her appreciation of the chance to work with Cottrell. “He has been extremely patient and nurturing to somebody who has never been in a lead position before. His on stage presence is mesmerizing. He pulls me in every time.” Halfway to Heaven runs April 29, 30, May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Carleton Place Town Hall. Tickets $20 from Arts Carleton Place, 613-257-2031 or

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Dr. Marty White took place in the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation’s Fitness Challenge at Heritage Fitness on April 20. Dr. White had the first shift of the day on the treadmill, and he didn’t disappoint in his bright scrubs.

St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada contributes to River of Life The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary is pleased to announce that it has received a gift of $500 from St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada. The funds were used to place a leaf on the Auxiliary’s River of Life which is located in the main hallway of the Hospital. “Most of our members are from Carleton Place and the surrounding area and as a result we felt that it would be nice to contribute to the Carleton Place Hospital,” stated Michelle Niefer, President of St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League. “We know that the Auxiliary does great work on behalf of the overall well being of the community and it was fitting to have the funds go to the River of Life.” St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada is part of a dynamic national organization of women whose motto is “for God and Canada”. The League contributes to the life and vitality of the church, family and community, both at home and abroad. “We are very appreciative of the support that we receive from the community and so honoured to receive this gift from the St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada,” stated Des Kelly, Convenor for the

River of Life. “On behalf of the Auxiliary, I would like to thank the members of the Catholic Women’s League for their support and wish them every success with their future fundraising efforts.” The funds donated to the Auxiliary’s River of Life were raised through a raffle during a Church bazaar. In addition to donating to the Hospital, the League has also contributed to the Food Bank, Red Cross Relief for Haiti and the tsunami, Development and Peace, and the Canadian Cancer Society. The St. Catholic Women’s League also contributes to the needs of St. Mary’s Church and provides a bursary for the Notre Dame High School. The River of Life was designed by the Auxiliary in 2001 and represents a scene on the Mississippi River which includes Morphy Falls, the Town Hall and elements of nature such as ducks, river stones, and the leaves of a tree. The mural recognizes individuals, businesses, and community organizations by having their names’ incorporated onto the elements on brass plaques. Funds raised through the River of Life will be used to support new and ongoing hospital programs and purchase essential equipment, all of which will increase the comfort and quality of care for all hospital users

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Standing in front of the CPDMH Auxiliary’s River of Life are Jean Jones, CPDMH Auxiliary President; Michelle Niefer, President of St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League; Liz Glover, 1st Vice, Christian Family Life Chairperson; and Des Kelly, Convenor for the Auxiliary’s River of Life.

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Town grapples with moving, parked vehicles Speeders, RVs parked in driveways could face new measures NEVIL HUNT

CARLETON PLACE – Some vehicles move too quickly while others don’t move much at all. Carleton Place council has dealt with driving and parking issues a number of times in the past few weeks. Many items raised are predictable – speeding always gets attention – but new bylaws may be the only solution to some other problems. TRAILERS AND RV’S Council has heard twice in the past two months from residents upset that the appearance of their neighbourhood is marred by trailers and recreational vehicles parked for extended periods in driveways. Some residents also said the large vehicles can make backing

into and out of their own driveways more dangerous because they can’t see approaching traffic. Coun. Doug Black requested that the current residential parking bylaw be amended to eliminate storage of motor homes in front yard setbacks. A setback is the strip of land next to the road in front of most homes, often a few metres wide. Town staff has looked at bylaws and regulations in some other eastern Ontario towns in an effort to find a process that would make the majority happy. Some towns limit the area of a lot that can be filled by RVs, or limit the total number of vehicles or their length. Others allow RVs in side or back lots, but not in front of homes. Some bylaws also have time limits, such as a maximum of 72 hours in any one calendar month. Director of planning Lisa Young suggested a visual survey of driveways between April and September could be carried out by town staff as they carry out other duties. Once that count is completed, council will consider a possible amendment to the by-

law, which would require public notice of the proposed change. SNOW REMOVAL, PARKING TICKETS UP The past winter was a hot one for bylaw enforcement. Officers issued 257 tickets for overnight parking during snow removal operations, according to town director of protective services Les Reynolds. There were only 74 tickets handed out the previous winter. Reynolds told a committee meeting on April 5 that ticketing usually only occurs when a heavy snowfall is expected, and that enforcement consists of warnings early in the winter season. For some reason, motorists aren’t getting the message. “It’s a communication problem,” Reynolds said. The street with the most offenders this past winter was Crampton Drive, where a whopping 35 per cent of the season’s tickets were handed out. Rounding out the top five streets were: • Caldwell Street. • Victoria Street. • William Street.

• Herriott Street. Each ticket issued costs the owner $30, reduced to $20 if paid promptly. Reynolds said cars are subject to towing if they block plowing operations, but none were towed during the past winter. HIGH SPEED ON HIGH STREET Town staff agrees with a High Street resident: traffic moves too fast on the long and mostly straight road. High Street is home to a seniors residence and families with young children, which increases the resident’s concerns. A staff report suggests High Street, Franktown Road and Napoleon Street see high speeds because they are access points to the town, and the roadways are wide, with houses set back from the road. Staff plans to investigate some simple traffic calming measures used in the city of Ottawa. In particular, they will look at traffic calming in place on Abbott Street in Stittsville, which includes 40- and 50-kilometre-perhour speed zones. Because Abbott Street is fairly

wide, with few front yards along its length, speeding was an issue, especially near two schools. Ottawa city staff added lane markings that visually narrowed the roadway, including lines inset along each shoulder and hatched lines that create small “islands” drivers instinctively avoid driving over. Unlike wide road surfaces, the lane markings are believed to make motorists slow down because the narrower appearance demands greater concentration to stay inside the proper lane. PATTERSON CRESCENT A recent meeting of the town’s police services board added another speeding hotspot to the list. Mayor Wendy LeBlanc reported that she received a complaint about speeding on Patterson Crescent. Staff recommended that the local OPP detachment commander be informed, and requested an electronic speed sign be temporarily placed on Patterson in the near future. The sign includes a display of drivers’ speed, which increases awareness of the speed limit.


youth delegates to the annual Children’s Mental Health Ontario conference where they have the opportunity to influence children’s mental health services as well as develop personal skills. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers, deserts, ballroom dance demonstrations and a silent auction. The event is so much fun that we have a large number of people who attend every year. Tickets are available by contacting Tania’s Dance Studio at 613-253-0035 or Open Doors at 613-257-8260.

Police board seeks signs to report drunk drivers DESMOND DEVOY

MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Impaired drivers on Mississippi Mills roads may soon have more than just RIDE checkpoints to contend with. The Mississippi Mills police services board has asked that town council install signs along roadways calling on motorists to dial 911 if they suspect that another car is being driven by an impaired driver. “I definitely support it,” said board member Anne Mason, during the April 14 meeting. “I think it’s a great idea.” The signs cost about $240 each, and it was suggested that the town place them along March Road, along north and southbound lanes of County Road 29 and on the approach to Pakenham. “So, we’re looking at $1,000 cost,” said board chairman Grant Chaplin. “I am sure we can get them installed without cost,” if the town takes that duty on board. Chaplin added that area service clubs would be approached about possibly helping raise funds to pay for the signs. Such signs, which are already in place on some provincial highways, are proving useful to police. “If they (the 911 operator) gets a licence plate number, we can position officers at their residence (the car owner’s) so that they are right there waiting for them,” explained Insp. Gerry Salisbury, detachment commander for the Lanark County detachment of the OPP. “I get calls like this all the time, every day.”

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Support the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum while seeing a great play in Perth What could be better than attending the Classic Theatre Festival in Perth? Supporting the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) while you do. Buy your tickets at the MVTM and see The Fourposter by Jand de Hartog on Aug. 24, and you’ll be doing just that. The Fourposter is one of the most en-

during portraits of a marriage in the 20th century theatrical canon. This chronicle of a couple through 35 years of marriage, from a nervous wedding night through to child birth and parenting, mid-life crisis, and the final realities of aging, It will be shown at the Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria St., Perth. If you would like tickets please call 613256-3754, ext. 7, email, or drop by the museum.

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Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is pleased to announce that Tania Munroe’s Dance studio is once again hosting the fifth annual fundraising dance to benefit children and youth in Lanark County. This year, the event is happening on May 14. Savoury Pursuits will cater snacks and desserts and doors open at the Carleton Place Town Hall at 7 p.m. This year, the organizing committee has adopted a Spring Fling theme and the Town Hall will be transformed with spring colours and flowers. Proceeds from the dance are directed towards recreation funding for children in the county. The dance has also supported sending

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Programs aplenty at T.R. Leger Work comes before play School seeking volunteers to help build playstructure


CARLETON PLACE – It’s more than just a high school diploma. The T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education’s campus in Carleton Place might not offer general education diplomas, but it certainly offers everything else to adult students, or younger students for whom regular school does not do the trick. The school offers many programs, such as paid and un-paid internships, as well as non-credit courses like the Adult Literacy Employment Preparation Program (ALEPP), which provides students with essential employment skills. The Foundations for the Future program has also just kicked off its first year at the Carleton Place campus, though it is offered at seven other schools in the district. The program is aimed at students aged 16 to 21 who have difficulty sitting down and working independently. The school offers a continuous intake, so students do not have to wait for September to enroll, as well as a program that allows students to finish their high school

CARLETON PLACE – The students at J.-L. Couroux school will have a new place to play in May. On Saturday, April 30, volunteers will put together a playstructure on the school grounds at 10 Findlay Ave., in Carleton Place.

Anyone who would like to help can visit ltbkcarletonplace. for more information. The school is still $5,000 short of its goal for the playstructure. To make a donation, contact the school at 613-521-0607. A tax receipt will be issued.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Fair Saturday, May 7th, 2011 10 am - 4 pm Zion Memorial United Church 37 Franklin St. C. P.

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Carolyn LeSurf, left, a foundations contact teacher, armed with a hammer, and Steve Riddell, co-operative education teacher, armed with a decorated face mask, at the open house for the Carleton Place campus of the T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education on April 19.

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Some of Carleton Place’s young readers ham it up at the wrap-up party for the Forest of Reading program on April 21. The kids read multiple Canadian books aimed at their individual age group.

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Children read a forest of books during the Carleton Place Public Library’s recent Forest of Reading initiative. Over the course of the program, children read books by Canadian authors. Each list of books was tailored to a particular age group. Many youngsters read more than 10 books during the course of the program. Ten-year-old Peyton McClelland managed to take in 20 books: 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction. The readers also voted on their favourites, and their top books are now posted at the library, located at 101 Beckwith St.


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New Fire Communications System = Emergency Preparedness Lanark County improves public safety thanks to replacement of emergency fire communications infrastructure

Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1-7, 2011: 72 your family prepared?

Lanark County has made a major investment to improve community safety with the replacement of its emergency fire communications infrastructure.

A major emergency – like a blackout or severe storm – can happen anytime, anywhere. This year’s 16th annual Emergency Preparedness Week is an important reminder of the need to take action by knowing the risks, making a plan and getting an emergency kit. This will help make sure you and your family can take care of yourselves for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, while first responders help those in urgent need.

A comprehensive consultation and communications process led by Lanark County Council that included all local fire chiefs has resulted in the development of the new system, which provides total coverage throughout the County. The new system replaces 20-year-old technology with current technology that will last for the next 15 years. This upgrade improves safety not only for the public in terms of providing a more effective tool for dispatching firefighters to the scene, but also in terms of improving operations for the firefighters while they are on the scene.


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GET A KIT It doesn’t take long – find out what goes into an emergency kit or where you can buy one. An emergency kit helps ensure that you and your family are ready to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency.

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Mayor Peter McLaren Acting Chief Jeff Rothwell

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With the new system, fire departments can communicate with each other simultaneously as needed. It also includes upgraded software at the dispatch console, GPS-synced microwave towers to send and receive transmissions simultaneously throughout the County, and mirrored dispatch consoles in Smiths Falls and Perth to provide back-up systems. The County’s role, in partnership with the local municipalities, is to provide the communciations technology. The Town of Smiths Falls is under contract to perform the actual communications service. Installation and maintenance of the new technology is the responsibility of Christie & Walther Communications, an Ottawa-based company.


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Montague “This is a major improvement in safety, both for the public and our firefighters. We have a better system today because of the fire chiefs’ specifications and enhancements being implemented. Congratulations to all involved!”

Reeve Bill Dobson Chief Ron Haskins

Perth Mayor John Fenik Chief Steve Fournier

Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples

Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7, 2011) is a national campaign coordinated by Public Safety Canada, together with all provinces and territories. First responders (such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics), non-governmental organizations and the private sector all plan activities for EP Week. Visit to find out how you can prepare for emergencies and for a complete list of emergency kit items. By getting prepared now, we can all make our homes and our communities a safer place to live.


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The community calendar is free public service the Canadian Gazette provides for non-profit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a daytime contact name and phone number in case we need to reach you for information or clarification. Keep submissions under 30 words. Notices can be e-mailed to desmond.devoy@metroland. com or dropped off at our office at 53 Bridge St. in Carleton Place.

Place, Kentfield Kids, 65 Mill St., Almonte, and at the door from 6 p.m. onwards. Proceeds from the evening will go towards repairing the elevator at St. Andrew’s church.

SUNDAY, MAY 8 Almonte Junior Civitan Club Mother’s Day Breakfast, Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte St., 8 to 11 a.m. Adults, $5, children under five, free. For information, call Peter Guthrie at 613-256-1102. Proceeds go towards community projects.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 Tree Walk and Talk with Brian Anderson, Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 9 Four-hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 375 Country St., Almonte. Spsonred by the Town and Country Tenants Association. Light lunch. Call Norma at 613-256-4179.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 Annual United Church Women Spring Rummage Sale, ZionMemorial United Church, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Halfway to Heaven, the new Mississippi Mudds musical, opens today at the Carleton Place town hall auditorium at 8 p.m. The musical will also be performed at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, available from the Arts Carleton Place office, 132 Coleman St., Carleton Place. Call 613-257-2031 for details.

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RAINY DAY FOR A RIDE Rain didn’t stop cyclists from taking part in the Ottawa Valley Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif in Mississippi Mills on April 16. The 80 km wet ride didn’t hamper the spirits of the many cyclists who started and finished their day at the Almonte and District Community Centre.


Tree Talk and Walk at Al Potvin’s Arboretum, 38 Carss St., Almonte, 7 p.m.

Free Masonic child identification clinic, hosted by St. John’s Masonic Lodge, at TD Canada Trust, 565 McNeely Ave., Carleton Place, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call 613-283-7790.

Roast beef dinner, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $12, children 12 and under $6, pre-schoolers free. Tickets available through church members, at the door, or by calling Bonnie at 613-256-2389 or Donna at 613-256-1894 or the church office at 613-256-1355.

Bluegrass concert with awardwinning band Concession 23, Cedar Hill School House Community Centre, 270 Cedar Hill Side Rd., Pakenham, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door. Limited seating. Call 613-256-5439 for reservations. Fundraiser for the Friends of the Cedar Hill School House.


Hot roast beef supper, Christ Church, Ashton, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. Take-out available. All-you-can-eat-pie.

J.-L. Couroux French-language school playground construction, volunteers needed, 10 Findlay Ave., Carleton Place, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call the school at 613-521-0607 or click on ltbkcarletonplace. Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraiser pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Carleton Place Manor, 6 Arthur St. For details, call Liz Taylor at 613253-7360. Annual United Church Women Spring Rummage Sale, ZionMemorial United Church, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place, 9 a.m. to noon. Roast beef supper, St. John’s Anglican Church, 110 Fergson Falls Rd., Innisville, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Find out seven ways you can make a difference in the life of a First Nations child, at no cost, in under two minutes. Cindy Blackstock, executive director, First Nation Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, will speak in the library of St. Gregory’s Catholic School, 176 Town Line Rd., Carleton Place, at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 1 Ham n’ Bean Supper, Clayton Community Hall, 2 to 6 p.m. Adults $10, children under 12, $5, children under five, free. All musicians welcome. Evening Dinner, Stewart Community Centre hall, 112 MacFarlane St., Pakenham, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Anglican Church. For details, please call Helen at 613-256-4126. “Jazz Vespers,” with jazz duo Peter Woods and Brian Brown at St. James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund St., Carleton Place, 4 p.m. Donation only. All welcome.

Cliff Bennett gives a Tree Talk and Walk at 1772 Clayton Rd., 2 p.m.

Appleton near the community mail boxes at 7 p.m. Please wear rubber boots.

Tree Bike Ride, 9 a.m. Meet Jeff Mills at the Palms, 78 Mill St. The ride will take about 20 minutes.


MONDAY, MAY 2 Ray Holland gives a Tree Talk and Walk at Stewart Community Centre, 112 MacFarlane St., Pakenham, 7 p.m. Carleton Place Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St., Ladies Auxiliary meeting and elections, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 Last Almonte Community Friendship luncheon of the season, Almonte United Church hall, 106 Elgin St. Sponsored by several area churches. All seniors welcome. Meal includes soup, sandwiches, home-made dessert. Cost $5 per person. Contact Donna at 613-256-1894 or Louise at 613-256-7830. Trade Fair, featuring industry apprenticeships in the trades and construction industry, Notre Dame Catholic High School, 157 McKenzie St., Carleton Place, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All students welcome. Brian Anderson gives a Tree Talk and Walk at Blakeney Park, 2 p.m. Later that same day, Mike O’Malley will give his own Tree Talk and Walk in

Lanark County Genealogical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Barbara Walsh Room, Carleton Place Public Library, 101 Beckwith St. Speaker: Shirley Jones-Wellman on using genealogical and historical resources at the library. Guest speaker Diana Beresford-Kroeger speaks on the Globe Forest: Its Impact on the Health and Wealth of the Planet, Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St., 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 5 Four-hand euchre, 7:30 p.m. 375 Country St., Almonte. Spsonred by the Town and Country Tenants Association. Light lunch. Call Norma at 613-256-4179.

FRIDAY, MAY 6 Art in the Attic Show and Sale, Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St. 7 to 9 p.m. Sale continues on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Laurel Cook at 613-256-5863 or visit Amnesty International dinner, featuring the cuisine of Egypt, Almonte United Church hall, 106 Elgin St. For tickets, call Katie Cotnam at 613-256-2785 or Janet Duncan at 613-2562933.

Pakenham Square Dance, upstairs hall, Stewart Community Centre, 112 MacFarlane St. Dancing, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Local musicians, door prizes, light lunch. All welcome. Call 613256-4126 for information.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 Single parenting support group, 4 p.m., 30 Bennett St., Carleton Place. Free child care. Must call to register at 613259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. World Labyrinth Day, “Walk As One At One,” event, 1 p.m., Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (formerly the Victoria School Museum), 267 Edmund St., Carleton Place. For information, call Debby at 613-257-1014. Pancake breakfast, bake sale, plant sale, yard sale and silent auction, Clayton Community Hall, 8 a.m. to noon. Admission, $6 adults, children six to 12, $4, children under six free. Fundraiser for Kathy’s Crusaders for the Cure Relay for Life team. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. The Ramblers’ 55th anniversary, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge St., Carleton Place, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets available from the church office at 613-2573133, Remembrance Gift Shop, 141 Bridge St., Carleton

Spirit of the Garden outdoor sale, Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. Call Lucy Brown at 613-256-2385 for details. Carleton Place Farmers Market second annual community garage sale, at the Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers, 142 Franktown Rd., Carleton Place, 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from the event will to towards the market and the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Plant Sale at Union Hall, 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to Tatlock Hall. For information, please call 613-256-1071. Carleton Place Royal Canadian Legion, 177 Georg St., monthly birthday bash. Live entertainment, open mike. Doors open at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 15 Hymn Sing of Remembrance and Celebration, St. Paul’s United Church, Franktown, 3 p.m. Music by Arlene Quinn, Terry Bernicky, pianist Denise Croteau and others. Light refreshments. Call Anne Tokaruk at 613-257-1755 or Jennifer Butler at 613-257-4345.

MONDAY, MAY 16 Almonte Quilters Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte St. Guest speaker Susan Curtis, landscape artist. Election night for quilting club board too.

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From left, carpet bowling winners, euchre champions and the top shuffboard players in the 2011 Senior Summer Games. Summer is not quite here yet but the seniors of District 7A already have three events completed in their summer games. Carpet bowling on April 6 resulted in Fiona McPhail and Jan Peterson receiving gold medals, with silver going to Ruth Bowes and Dorothy Lloyd, and bronze to

Shirley Sonnenburg and Doreen Goodfellow. On April 11, a large crowd of euchre players spent an afternoon at the Canadian Legion in Carleton Place. Gold medals went to Gail Wright and Gladys Lee, with silver going to Fern Donaldson and Bea-

trice Gibson, and bronze to Nancy Cameron and Alton Sutton. Sixteen shuffleboard teams spent April 13 at the Almonte arena resulting in gold for Al Jackson and Ben Burger, with their spouses losing to them in the final game to capture silver. Their idea of changing

partners for this game resulted in an exciting game with the highly numbered feminine crowd cheering every good shot made by the women-all to no avail. Silver medals were won by Marion Jackson and Evelyn Neil, with bronze awarded to Bernice Butler and Lorraine Blaskie.

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The Carleton Place atom B Cyclones form an archway for the St. Mary’s Rock team following a match in Toronto.

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KINGS RULE It’s been an exhilarating season for the novice C Carleton Place Kings. Barely had the season ended when the Kings were back toe to toe with their toughest rivals, the Almonte Thunder, in a thrilling four-game playoffs series. Carleton Place came back to clinch the final game with a final score of 7-4, bringing the curtain down on a suspenseful and exciting local post-season rivalry.

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Classy Cyclones finish second in provincial final Carleton Place Cyclones made it to the provincial finals at the atom B girls championship in Toronto earlier this month. They faced St. Marys Rock, who they previously played at the Silver Stick tournament this year. The Cyclones first goal was one of only two goals that the Rock let in all weekend. The Cyclones lost with a final

score of 3-1, but impressed parents on the opposing team as they cheered and formed an archway with their sticks for the victorious team to exit the ice. The opposing parents said that the Carleton Place team displayed extreme sportsmanship and should be thanked for their class and hard work throughout the championship game.

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Challenging Diary of Anne Frank debuts in Almonte DESMOND DEVOY

ALMONTE – Jennifer Sheffield knows that at least one person won’t be coming to see her production of Anne Frank. It’s not that he doesn’t appreciate the story, or think that the acting won’t be good. It just hits a little too close to home for him. Sheffield’s friend’s mother survived the Second World War by hiding away from the Nazis, and when he learned that Almonte and District High School would be staging The Diary of Anne Frank this week, the normally enthusiastic ADHS drama supporter turned hesitant. “Oh, I don’t think I’ll be able to go to your play,” he told her. “I really want to (see it).” “It’s such a hard story for him to listen to,” said Sheffield. “He wouldn’t make it through the first act without crying.” Regardless of whether Sheffield’s friend is able to attend, the play will go on tonight Thursday, April 28, tomorrow and Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on May 1. Tickets are $12. “We need to talk about it,” Sheffield, the play’s director, said as she worked on props and scenery during last week’s dress rehearsal on Easter Thursday. “The play is not all doom and gloom,” said Sheffield. “There were some fun, light-hearted moments. We learn about hope and forgiveness.” After such a heavy drama, Sheffield joked that next year’s musical production might be Fiddler on the Roof, though she is quick to point out that, “I’m not sure that that is the best play to do,” following Anne Frank. “Maybe we’re on a little Jewish kick there right now,” she joked. While the story of Anne Frank hiding away from the Nazis with her family in an attic in Amsterdam during the Second World War may be difficult to watch for some in the audience, it

proved to be a challenge for Sheffield as well and her young cast as well. “I love the play and I wanted them to be challenged,” said Sheffield. “I wanted them to improve their acting skills.” One of the challenges turned out to be familiarizing the students with the story itself. “I haven’t had that challenge as a director that these kids would come with a preconceived notion of the story it should be,” said Sheffield, who held auditions for the play back in January. “I had to fill them in on what the story was…They’re unfamiliar with the story and there’s a disconnect with the Second World War.” Another challenge was getting the teenage actors to act beyond their years. “As an actor, you’re a teen,” Sheffield said. “I’m asking them to relate to people who were in hiding for two years. They had to stay silent, eat rotten potatoes. They couldn’t go outside.” For the students, living in Almonte in 2011, the anti-Semitic hatred of Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1940s is incomprehensible. “It’s hard to imagine that level of hatred,” said Sheffield. “It’s scary to think that people have this potential to be so evil.” Claire Hunter, who plays the title role, knew that she wanted to play the part of the Jewish teenager. “I wanted the role and I felt that it would be such an honour to play the part,” said Hunter. “It’s such a great story to tell.” Hunter had read the play before, and had used one of her monologues when she was applying for a spot at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto this past February. Her diligence paid off, as she will be attending that school in September after graduation. While she and her fellow cast members are taking their roles seriously, Hunter is sure that her schoolmates will see the struggle of a young teenage girl reflected in their own lives.

“I am hoping that people decide to take it seriously,” Hunter said. “That we (the characters) were real and we’re not just people from school,” putting on a play. Hunter has been living the part of Anne so much in the past few weeks that it has started to intrude into different parts of her off-stage life. “I’ve actually had a few nightmares where I’ve actually been her,” said Hunter. “I’ve really been trying to put myself into that role.” Another challenge for Hunter, as an 18-year-old, has been playing a 13-yearold girl, but she finds a lot to admire in Anne. “She’s really inspiring,” said Hunter. “She has such a great outlook on things. She’s a very optimistic character. She tries to cheer everyone up and she sees goodness in all people.” She admitted that the school’s small stage in the gymnasium is a challenge, but that considering the claustrophic living conditions that that the Frank family and their fellow stow-aways had to endure, it makes the play a little bit more realistic, with 10 people on stage, seven of whom never get to leave the stage. The actors must even remain on stage during intermission. “We want people to see that we really can’t leave the stage,” or the secret annex, as Anne called her hiding place, said Hunter.

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Actress Claire Hunter, who plays the title role in the Almonte and District High School revival of the drama The Diary of Anne Frank, will be attending the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto this September.

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From left, actors Alannah Box, Ben Church, Faith Smithson and Emilie Scott practise their blocking on stage during last week’s dress rehearsal for The Diary of Anne Frank.



Breakthrough band has Carleton Place connection JESSICA CUNHA

It’s the end goal every band hopes for – being signed to a major record label. For death metal band Immersed, it couldn’t have come at a better moment; it was going to be two members’ last year trying to make it to the big time. “This was life changing for us,” said Aaron Homma, who grew up in Kanata. “I’ve been working at this for 10 years. This was going to be our last year.” He said it’s been a long journey for the band to reach the level of success they now have. “We thought it might happen when we were younger, then we (got to a point) where we thought it wouldn’t happen at all,” said Homma. “It’s pretty sweet.” Immersed is the first band from Ontario to be signed to the major Californian death metal label Unique Leader Records, which represents Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh and Rings of Saturn, among others. “My heroes have become my peers,” said Homma, 23. “We’ve sort of reached the same level of distribution.”

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Immersed is the first Ontario band to sign a record deal with major California death metal label Unique Leader Records. From left to right: Mark Phillips, Aaron Homma, Stef Kushneriuk, Steph Meloche and Matt Milford. Milford grew up in Carleton Place. The band – which includes Homma on guitar, Matt (Milky)

Milford on bass, Stef Kushneriuk on drums, Steph (Fro)

Meloche on guitar and Mark Phillips, vocals – is hoping to

start touring North America as soon as possible. “It’s a good facet for all of our music to be heard,” said Homma, adding they like touring because there are “no pressures.” The band doesn’t mind living on tour and out of a suitcase. “It’s the experience in general,” said Milford, who grew up in Carleton Place and now lives in Kanata. “I could tour every day of the year.” Milford only started playing bass two years ago after working as a roadie. “I was hunting for heavy,” said the 26-year-old. “There wasn’t enough of that coming out of this city – brutal, rip-your-faceoff music.” Homma describes Immersed’s sound as “evil,” “fast,” and “brutal.” “We love the technicality to it; the brutality, the intensity behind the music,” he said. The record label will also be re-releasing the band’s 2010 album In The Ire Of Creation. “It’s going to be a lot more global,” said Homma. For more information on Immersed, see their website at or on Facebook.

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Taste of the Valley returns to Almonte Civitan hall May 9

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Italian chef Stephen Falsetto shows off some of his culinary creations shortly after the launch of his restaurant, Café Postino, located in the Old Almonte Post Office, this past winter. The cafe will be the newest addition to the Taste of the Valley food and wine gala at the Almonte Civitan hall on Monday, May 9.

ALMONTE – The horses thank you. The riders thank you, and the restaurants thank you. What else could it be but the For a Taste of the Valley: Food and Wine Gala. “It’s a combination of the restaurants from Carleton Place and Almonte and we’re trying to nail a few that are further afield,” said Susan Cressy, co-ordinator of the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding program. “You’re getting a taste a lot of local and Canadian cuisine.” The event raised about $7,000 in 2010 – an amount that the program is hoping to match – and more than 200 hungry and thirsty people attended. About seven restaurants and catering firms have signed on so far, and Canadian wineries and brewers like Beau’s will also be on tap at the event at the Almonte Civitan hall, 500 Almonte St., on Monday, May 9, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. One of the new restaurants that will be taking part in this year’s event is Café Postino at the Old Almonte Post Office, 73 Mill St. Foodies Fine Foods, Savoury Pursuits, Tilly’s Smokehouse, and the Good Food Company will also be in attendance. “People came from all over the Ottawa Valley,” said Cressy. “We chose the Monday night because that’s when the restaurants are available to come down. People may think that is a weird time, but that is their down time.” The evening will also feature a silent auction, composed of local donated items. Items include original paintings, photographs, gift certificates, pottery, stained glass, and other items. The annual gala has helped the therapeutic riding program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It now has eight horses at two stables in Almonte and Perth, but don’t expect the stallions and mares to be in attendance at the reception. “I think we have a little bit much going on,” said Cressy with a laugh, though she is quick to add that the horses are specially trained to be especially sociable. There are more than 135 rid-



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MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Tonnes of trails should make for miles of smiles at this year’s Race for Bev fundraiser race. “There seems to be more interest this year than ever before,” said organizer Kristy Giles. Part of the appeal for the runners has been the free running clinics that have been held at the Mill of Kintail for the past few Saturday mornings. “It’s a new preparation,” said Giles. “It gets everyone out a little earlier in the season.” The idea for a run stemmed from a fundraising dinner for women seven years ago, which attracted 550 women. “This is one of the events on top of that,” said Giles. “Breast cancer was our first (charity),” said Giles, though they have also supported the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Almost every year, the run raises about $40,000. Another aspect of this year’s race that will make it more appealing to runners is its natural surroundings. The race will be held at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area this Saturday, April 30.

“It’s unique in that it’s mostly on trails,” said Giles. “They (runners) enjoy the privacy of the forest.” It also affords a unique opportunity for runners from urban areas, “(who don’t have) an opportunity to run on a trail. The mill trail is just so beautiful.” “There’s a few changes to the route and I think it’ll be the best route ever,” said Giles. “Every year we’ve been adding more and more trails.” Runners have the option of lacing up for a 2 km family run, 5 km, 10 km or 15 km routes. This year, the event will raise funds for CHEO, specifically to purchase a special cancer research tool, that seeks a non-toxic treatment for children dealing with cancer. Registration is strictly by donation, which is what makes it an affordable fundraiser for families. Everyone who participates will receive a medal. The event is sponsored by the Burn Your Bra for Bev committee and registration forms can be downloaded from Door prizes will be announced at 11:30 a.m. For details, contact Giles at 613-256-0888 or email her at

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SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BECKWITH TOWNSHIP DAY & SPORTS CAMP The Township of Beckwith is looking for energetic, creative students who have experience with children. We are looking to fill positions for the 2011 Summer Day & Sports Camp for Supervisors and Councillors. Completion of a CPR/First Aid course, while not a mandatory requirement would be beneficial. Student applicants may forward a resume to the undersigned at the Township of Beckwith Office, 1702 9th Line by NOON on May 2nd, 2011. References are required at the time of resume submission. Please direct resumes to: Attn: Cassandra McGregor, Recreation Coordinator •


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$179,000 – PARENTS OF ALGONQUIN STUDENTS TAKE NOTE: 5 br, 3 bath home plus basement rec room, laundry and 2nd kitchen area, large living rm and dining rm with built-in cabinetry, updated kitchen, natural gas furnace plus f/p, attached garage, house is bigger than it looks but needs some updating, quick closing available. MLS# 780346. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

HUNTINGDON GREEN CONDO – Glorious views of the Tay River – light filled and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath condo – 1600 sq. ft. – the very best location in this elegant and prestigious building. Unique twosided fireplace plus many other upgrades. Heated indoor parking and one outdoor spot as well. Just in time to enjoy relaxing in your “summer room” – glass and screen enclosed porch. $388,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell: 613 326-1361

$329,900 – Terrific 5-year-old home shows like new, 3 br, 2 bath, main-floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, propane fireplace, large master br with ensuite and walk-in closet, double attached garage, central air, high speed, 2 acre lot, move-in condition. MLS# 778246. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123




$234,900 – Great solid 3+1 br bungalow on 2.23 private acres, spotless kitchen with plenty of counter space overlooking large sunken family room, large front deck and patio area, numberous recent upgrades, gorgeous lot on a quiet country side road. MLS# 789659. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

BURGESSWOOD – Light and bright, elevated ceilings, lovely, warm and welcoming, spacious 5 bedroom home with 2 full baths on a beautiful private almost 3 acre lot in this wonderful community only 10-15 minutes to Perth. Many updates. 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents. $328,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Renovated Red Brick Farmhouse – 13+ acres, 10 min. to Perth - traditional, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, red brick farmhouse built in 1895 - many renovations and updates and wonderful convenient extras added. The current owners love the privacy, sights and sounds of nature, ski and walking trails, and the relaxing warmth and character - you will, too! Come see it - $354,900. MLS # 777616. Call Joanne Bennell, 613 812-0505 or Barbara Shepherd, 613 326-1361


WATERFRONT GREAT SWIMMING! COTTAGE NEAR PERTH AND WESTPORT - CLEAN CROSBY LAKE – Sandy wade-in, or dive-in at the end of the dock! Charming 2 bedroom cedar cottage plus sleeping cabin. MLS #769020 $269,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361


Christie Lake – Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenenance bedroom summer or year-round home. So many extras – efficiency plus – heat pump and masonry fireplace; boathouse with sleeping accommodations, storage, hot tub; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious glassed and screened summer room for relaxing and entertaining. Call now for showing. $349,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361

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$379,900 - 11 B3 Bass Lake - Close to Rideau Ferry this 2 + 1 bedroom home or cottage has a beautiful waterfront with natural rocky shore, sunny solarium/porch with a fantastic lakeview, one level living, fireplace, new detached double car garage and bunkie for extra guests. CALL or EMAIL Julia Scotland 613-390-0401

$219,000 - 121 Flat Rock Lane, Otty Lake. Under 10 minutes to Perth with great road access & spectacular sunsets. Well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 4-pc. Bath and maple flooring in living and dining area. Large glassed-in sunporch overlooks the lake. Windowed attic could convert to third bedroom / sleeping loft. Septic system & lake water. Building raised and re-supported (solid & level)! Call to view. MLS# 742574 Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871

Big Rideau Lake lot – 228 ft of gorgeous shoreline, very private with beautiful view of the large part of the Big Rideau, ideal for swimming and boating, build your dream home on this 1.38 acre lot and capture the breathtaking vistas of the Big Rideau. $495,000. MLS# 782748. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

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Where’s Franktown? Run putting village on runners’ radar FRANKTOWN – For a race named after Franktown’s low-profile, the annual Where’s Franktown? race is certainly putting the village on the radar screens of the running community. “We’ve had a tremendous turnout from all levels, from power walkers to marathon runners,” said Betsy Simpson, a former principal at Calvary Christian Academy, and race director. “It’s an ideal little location…Our course is considered flat and safe.” Simpson is predicting that this year’s race will attract between 600 and 700 runners, up from last year’s attendance of 471. That doesn’t include the 89 volunteers that made the day run smoothly last year. Just as Franktown sits in the ideal middle of the Per th-Richmond-Smiths Falls-Carleton Place square, so too does it sit well on the calendar of local runners, coming just three weeks before the National Capital Race Weekend. Other athletes that value running as part of the sport – namely, soccer players – are bring-

ing their teams to run on roads instead of the soccer pitch this year. “People like the race because it is family-friendly,” said Simpson. Coming as it does on the Mother’s Day weekend, a family from Maine always comes up from down south to take part, as does a family from Montreal. The races also include free child care. “You can run your race and not have to worry and you won’t have to worry about the cost,” said Simpson. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, May 7. The race consists of a 15 km, 10 km, 5 km and 1 km family fun run/walk. The races begin at 9:30, 10 and 10:10 a.m. The main start-finish line is at Church Street in the village. A barbecue and awards ceremony will take place after the races have finished at 11:15 a.m. at the Calvary Christian Academy. Participants get a homemade wooden medal and fudge when they cross the finish line. To register, or for more information, please visit . While the majority of the

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Runners psyche themselves up for the start of the 5 km race on Church Street, one of the many races in last year’s Where’s Franktown? run. proceeds from the race go to fund the school and its activities, about 10 per cent of the profits will go towards sponsoring local blind runner Noella Klawitter. Simpson is planning a fundraising race for Klawitter this coming fall in Pakenham. Students at the May 7 run will also be selling Go Noella Go hats as part of the fundraising drive for the runner, who is striving to represent Canada at the Paralympics in London, England, next year. Last year, the race raised $30,000, with sponsorships. The race was inspired

about seven years ago not only as a fundraiser, but as an end-of-the-year event for the school’s mandatory running club. “You have to make a choice to stay active. You have to think,” said Simpson. The kids run “in pretty much all weather,” said Simpson. “They don’t like it,” added Simpson. “They complain all the way.” But they are spurred on three times a week not only by their teachers but by the running club’s motto – Because I Can.


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YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL HOUSES OF WORSHIP Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Jeff de Jonge Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Worship & Sunday School • Child Care Available Website: Email: offi Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon-Fri. For Transportation call the office. All Welcome!

St. Paul’s Anglican Church 62 Clyde St., Almonte Parish Office 613 256-1771 Incumbent Rev. Pat Martin SUNDAY WORSHIP 8am-Quiet Traditional 9:15am Choir and Organ 11am- Contemporary Praise We share a coffee hour between the services at about 10:30am Come and be welcome!

Cornerstone Community Church A Free Methodist Congregation (Just east of Tim Horton’s) Lead Pastor: Rev. Glen Snider Youth Pastor: Andrew Klinger 613.256.4995 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service & Sunday School FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Youth Group

Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613.256.2184 Rev. Alison & Rev. Brian Sharpe Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director Sunday 10:30am Worship Service & Sunday School Nursery care Available ALL WELCOME! Transportation is available by calling Elford Giles 613.256.2460

Almonte Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613.256.5655 Pastor: Paul Benson 11:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worship Nursery Care and Junior Church Available

Holy Name of Mary St. Mary’s Parish Almonte 613.256.1034 Father Lindsay Harrison SATURDAY MASS 4:30 p.m. SUNDAY MASS 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Reformed Presbyterian Church 273 Almonte St., Almonte Services: 10 am. each Sunday 11:30 am. Sabbath School Classes Second services at: 2:00 pm. 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. 6:00 pm. 2nd & 4th Sundays Weekly Bible Studies For Information613-256-2816 – Pastor Matt Dyck

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., CP Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5pm Sunday 9am & 10:30am HANDICAP ACCESS

Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045


St. James Anglican Church 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario • 613.257.3178 Web site: Sunday May 1st, 2011 2nd Sunday of Easter 8am Holy Eucharist 10am Holy Eucharist led by St. James Youth NO church school classes 4pm Jazz Vespers featuring music by Brian Browne and Peter Woods Thursday May 5th, 2011 10am Holy Eucharist Rector The Rev. David Andrew Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director Pat Grainger The Bridge @ Kanata (The Wesleyan Church) 285 Didsbury Rd., Kanata (Behind Canadian Tire) 613-592-7635 Sunday Worship Services: 9 am & 11 am Kidz Zone (ages 3- Grade 5) during both services Nursery Care available in both services Sr. Pastor: Rev. S. Allan Summers Pastor of Student Ministries: Ben Margeson Director of Children’s Ministries: Lisa Summers Grace Anglican Church An Anglican Network in Canada Church You are invited to worship with us Sunday Morning @ 9:30am Clayton Community Hall Clayton Lay Pastor: Trudy Hardy 613-256-2644

Zion-Memorial United Church 37 Franklin Street • 613-257-2133 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. - Sunday School Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Peter W. Dahlin, B.A., M.Div. Organist: Mr. Tony Stuart WARM WELCOME TO ALL! The United Church of Canada Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge Ashton, Munster & Prospect Sunday May 1st, 2011 Ashton 9:30am Munster 11:00am 613-693-1849 Rev. Matt Gallinger Everyone Welcome The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt St. 613-257-4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson W-mail: Web: Sunday Services 10am Celebration Service & Children’s Church Contact us for more information. Seventh Day Adventist Church 117 Victoria St. 613-257-5109 Pastor: Adriaan van der Lingen 613-979-1161 SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School - 9:30 a.m. Divine Service - 11:00 a.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Parish of Franktown & Innisville Anglican Churches Sunday Services: Rev. Robyn Cuming 613-257-1340 St. James, Franktown 8:30 a.m. St. John’s, Innisville 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!

Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 11:00 am Children’s Church provided Wednesday 7:00 pm Prayer & Bible Study Thursday 10:00 am Coffee and Conversation All welcome! Handicap access Eternal Hope Anglican Church Affiliated with the Anglican Network in Canada Come, worship with us! APRIL Sunday Services and Children’s Program at 10:00 am “Come Celebrate the Resurrection” Holy Communion - Rev. Archie Hunter Worshipping at 117 Victoria St. Carleton Place Info: Dave Kemp, Lay Pastor 613-257-5490 Destiny Church Speaking to your potential your past does not determine your future Meeting at 17A Albert St., Carleton Place Sundays 10 a.m. Pastor Jamie Robertson 613-978-5723 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 39 Bridge St. • Tel. 613-257-3133 Minister Rev. Tony Boonstra B.ED, B.TH., M.DIV. Organist and Choir Director Susan Harron Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. The porch lamp is lit. Nursery Available Every Sunday Handicap Access Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613 257 3484 Email:


Skies begin to fill LYNDA C. BENNETT Strictly for the Birds

On April 9, in Beckwith Township, Randy Marinelli heard and saw a northern Flicker. The next day, a belted kingfisher and two ospreys returned to his area. The next weekend, a fox sparrow appeared, and eight to 12 American tree sparrows that were there had left, all except one. A brown creeper arrived, and the winter wren sang. A pair of white-throated sparrows visited April 18, but the hermit thrush with the beautiful song arrived April 19. Best of all, another first, a broad-winged hawk has been around for 5 days. Moving up to Mississippi Mills, in Almonte, Neil Carleton reports all his common

redpolls have gone, replaced by dark-eyed juncos, April 19. Two days earlier, in LanarkHighlands, Jim Bendell called to tell of wood ducks back on their pond, and a merlin has returned. FIRST SIGHTING Ray Sample, east of Ramsay Ward, had a flicker on the 14th, and a pair of evening grosbeaks April 15. These are the first in our area. Ray spotted a fox sparrow and purple finch April 19, while lots of juncos and some tree sparrows are present too. Ray Holland, Pakenham Ward, called April 22, to tell of 35 evening grosbeaks, a fox sparrow and two white-throated sparrows were visiting his

feeders. Next day, Ray was walking around town and tallied 62 grosbeaks. After being absent all winter, now they are here in numbers. Also in Pakenham ward, on Sugar Bush Road, Kay Clarke observed a pair of bufflehead on a pond. A call from Bev Cairns, Clayton Lake, tells of sighting eight red-necked grebes on the lake. Bev checked her bird references, and her husband Bill took pictures of them. April 20, as I drove to Carleton Place, on Ramsay Concession 7, a pair of northern shovellers floated on a pond. Mike Jaques, Carleton Place had a brown thrasher in late afternoon, April 15. Please call Lynda: 613-256-5013, or email:, with bird reports.

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PERTH – Kale Love, charged with aggravated assault after a stabbing on March 4 on Bridge Street in Carleton Place was released at his bail hearing on April 20. Two males, a 46-year-old and 16-year-old, were taken to the Ottawa Hospital in March following the alleged assault at the home. No details of the bail hearing or conditions of the release can be printed due to a publication ban.

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Ellen McCormick accepts her prize from Subway owner Sean Bai.


Ellen McCormick is the Athlete of the Month for Carleton Place High School (CPHS). She plays on three different CPHS teams, volleyball, hockey and soccer. This year she captained the CPHS hockey team and scored the gamewinning goal to advance the team to eastern Ontario championships (EOSSA), where they lost in the finals. The fifth-year student plays a combination of centre and right defence for the hockey team at school, and also plays for the Ottawa Ice, an

intermediate A team. Last year, she played on a girls AA level hockey team outside of school. “I grew up in a hockey family with brothers,” she said. She said she was proud of her athletics this year because of her improvements in volleyball and being named captain of the hockey team, after serving as hockey assistant captain last year and volleyball captain this year. She wants to continue her hockey at a high level next year, hoping to attend either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa and play for their women’s varsity team. “If I train for it, then I’ll have a good chance to make it,” Ellen said.

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Local artwork, such as the above painting by Claire Flowers, will be on sale at Art in the Attic.

Almonte Art in the Attic sale The Almonte and Area Artists’ Association hosts the Art in the Attic sale, with original works in a great variety of media on many subjects all at fantastic prices, at the Old Town Hall at 14 Bridge St., Almonte. Opening night is Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and the show runs Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, the senior art students from Almonte District High School will also be putting on an exhibit.

For further details phone Laurel at 61 2565863 or visit The mandate of the association is to encourage artists of all ages to continue to grow and expand their knowledge and enjoyment of the visual arts and to provide them with a venue in which to display their creativity to the public. Members receive monthly newsletters, monthly talks by guest speakers and the opportunity to participate in Art In The Attic. New members are always welcome and have an opportunity to join at the art show.

Diet, exercise and balanced lifestyle key to cancer prevention Limit sun exposure – “We need some sun exposure to help the body produce Vitamin D, but that can be accomplished through 15 minutes of daily sun exposure,” says Dr. McGarry. “Sunscreen should be applied from childhood onwards to prevent exposure that may lead to cancer. While many skin cancers can be locally treated, melanoma is a very aggressive cancer.”

Cancer touches many lives, and is Canada’s leading cause of death. However, you can take steps to protect yourself. To mark Cancer Awareness Month, Almonte physician Dr. Ursula McGarry shares her advice on cancer prevention. Eat a balanced diet – “A balanced diet made up of foods with lots of antioxidants helps you maintain overall health,” says Dr. McGarry. “Our grandmothers were right: You are what you eat.” Exercise – “Good aerobic fitness is a cornerstone of overall health, helps prevent illness and boosts your immune system,” Dr. McGarry says. “Exercise also helps you avoid stress and reduces anxiety, which can diminish your immune function.” Carleton Place • Almonte

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Don’t smoke – “In current scientific exploration we are seeing things that affect us at the cellular level,” explains Dr. McGarry. “Cigarette smoke contains mutagens, which alter our DNA in a negative way, and can set up a sequence of events that may lead to the development of cancer. Not smoking is one of the most important things you can do to prevent cancer.”

Strive for balance in your life – “A good balance between work and relaxation, stress reduction and a positive outlook will help you physically, mentally and spiritually,” says Dr. McGarry. “Cancer is a serious disease, but you should not be overly worried about it. If you take steps to protect your overall health, such as a good diet, exercise, adequate rest, stress reduction, not smoking and protecting yourself from the sun, you are taking important steps to reduce your cancer risk.” Support your local business - Shop locally!

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 7:00p.m: Physical Environment Committee Followed by: Planning and Protection Committee

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY THE TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMER Reporting to the Manager of Recreation and Culture, you will be responsible for developing and promoting community recreation and cultural programs and events. Applicants should have a Degree or Diploma in Recreation or a related field or a minimum of five years experience in Municipal Recreation and/or Cultural Recreation or equivalent. A combination of both education and experience would be a definite asset.


The Town of Carleton Place would like to thank ROB TOWNEND and KEVIN HOGAN and their volunteers for coordinating and maintaining our outdoor rinks. Without your dedication and support, the residents of Carleton Place would not have had the opportunity to participate in this great outdoor activity!

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Qualified applicants are invited to seek a detailed job description and submit resumes, in confidence, specifically noting your qualifications and experience to: Joanne Henderson, Manager of Recreation and Culture 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 Tel: (613)257-1690 Fax: (613)257-4665 Email:

Resumes will be accepted until 12 noon on Friday, May 20, 2011. Only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment.


Network and engage discussion on how Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith can collaborate to shape and influence their community’s design to support more active, healthier living through a focus on trail development. When: Time: Where:

Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. To register, please RSVP to Kerry Hamilton by Friday, May 6, 2011 by email at  

Job descriptions are available at the Town Hall and at the Arena.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:00am-1:00 pm Beckwith Recreation Complex (1319 9th Line Beckwith)



Free TV Event


(**Clearance items excluded. Details in store) April 27th to May 8th


Queen Set POSTUREPEDIC Reg. $1099


Nest Chair

Fluid 18.5� HDTV TV


FREE with $1,000 furniture purchase


Available in two colours


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5 piece set Dining Height


Fluid 22â&#x20AC;? HDTV TV with DVD player



FREE with $1,500 furniture purchase Almonte Location

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Fluid 26â&#x20AC;? 1080P HDTV TV


FREE with $2,000 furniture purchase





SAVE $300 $


Fluid 32â&#x20AC;? 1080P HDTV TV


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FREE with $2,500 furniture purchase


Almonte Location

59999 Complete Queen Panel Bed


Fluid 46â&#x20AC;? 1080P HDTV TV


FREE with $3,500 furniture purchase




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Fluid 55â&#x20AC;? 1080P HDTV TV Almonte Location

2 yr Warranty on above TVs

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Sofa Reg. 1099 $




Loveseat Reg. 1049 $ 849.00 $


Chair Reg. 569 $ 449.00 $



FREE with $5,500 furniture purchase



Details in store


476 Ottawa St., Almonte

613-256-HOME (4663)

100% Canadian 70 locations

1609 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville


Almonte Location


April 28 2011 Canadian Gazette


Carleton Place / Almonte Canadian Gazette  

April 28, 2011