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You don’t have to walk alone
The Japanese home stay students say goodbye in a very cultural way to Carleton Place, after a great stay in Lanark County. 2
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FARM FRENZY Campers from the Glebe Community Centre made a trip out to the farm, spending a few nights camping at an organic farm in Ashton. 13
CARLETON PLACE – You’ll never have to walk alone. Even if you’re grieving the loss of someone from suicide or substance abuse, on Sept. 10, during the Brett Pearson Run for your Life, you can join with other families who have experienced similar pain and loss. You will know that you do not have to be on a lonely journey. “The day after I was told, I had to pinch myself,” said Nicole Pearson, who lost her son Brett to suicide on Nov. 20, 2006. “I said, ‘Is this really happening?’ I always said that Brett would leave his mark in the community.” Along with her late son’s bright smile, he was always more than willing to give a helping hand, something she wanted to continue on in her son’s memory. “He’s not here physically to do that. As long as the good Lord gives me strength to do this, I’ll keep doing it,” said Pearson. See ‘WALK’, page 7
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GAME FACE Students were out for the Notre Dame Catholic High School training camp in Carleton Place on Monday, Aug. 29, as the school team gets ready for their first year playing senior football. Notre Dame’s senior team isn’t the only new football program in town, with touch football launching this fall in Beckwith Township. See full story on page 13.
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CARLETON PLACE – Legally blind runner Noella Klawitter has been chosen to run in the Rick Hansen Man in Motion relay across Canada. She was chosen by Carleton Place town
fied someone who has overcome disabilities,” said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. “She’s just a wonder person to represent us.” LeBlanc called Klawitter while she was away competing in California, and left the voicemail to say she had been selected. See ‘KLAWITTER’, page 7
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Japanese students say Sayonara to Lanark County BY DESMOND DEVOY CARLETON PLACE – English immersion students from Risumeikan Uji High School in Kyoto, Japan bid farewell to their host families and to Carleton Place High School on the evening of Monday, Aug. 29, with a party that included Canadian catering favourites, and Japanese culinary delights, followed by a beautiful display of Japanese dancing. The students, dressed up in traditional Japanese costumes, were also presented with certificates of completion.
The students, who have been residing with billet families in Carleton Place, Perth, Smiths Falls, Beckwith Township, Almonte and elsewhere, took part in studies at CPHS for the past two weeks and enjoyed everything from trips to Parliament Hill, the sugar bush, to savouring Tim Hortons. Host families also took the kids on separate outings to bowling, the North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte and Fort Henry in Kingston. After their stay in Lanark County, they journeyed to Toronto and Niagara Falls before returning home to Japan on Friday, Sept. 2.
Above, female students, dressed up in traditional Japanese attire, lined up on either side of the crowd on the hill behind Carleton Place High School, to lead off a dance based on a popular anime figure. Left, Yui Yamanaka prepares soba, or buckwheat noodles, a popular summer delicacy in Japan, in the auditorium of Carleton Place High School. Below, students perform an umbrella dance on the outside stage. The umbrellas were later given as gifts to the students’ host families. Photos by Desmond Devoy
CULTURE SHOCK From left, Kennosuke Kaneda, Makoto Hayashi, Masanobu Miura and Yosuke Komiya, Japanese exchange students visiting Carleton Place, pose with special items brought to Carleton Place High School on Aug. 25. The class was visited by two members of the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nations in Sharbot Lake, Kimiwan “Jo-Anne” Thomas and her sister, Heather Dawson, for a cultural sharing afternoon. The students were shown a variety of cultural items that Thomas and Dawson brought in, and made dreamcatchers to take home. Photo by Brier Dodge
Water protection groups grapple with chemical reality of everyday life
When it comes to worrying about what goes down the drain and into our rivers and streams, members of a local water protection committee took a long hard look in the mirror last week and realized that change starts with them. “The guy who dumps paint down his basement sink says, ‘Oh, I only do it once a month,’” said board member Pieter Leenhouts. “I’m protecting everyone against me because I used to do it (dumping paint). Now, I don’t do it because I know.” Leenhouts was speaking during the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee meeting at the Almonte and District Community Centre on Thursday, Aug. 4. Others at the meeting admitted that, since they have started their work on making drinking water even more safe, they have begun looking at their own everyday practices. “I know my husband is taking his truck out to a place in the back 40 acres (for repair),” said Allison Gibbons. “What precautions is he (the repair shop owner) making for his own (drinking) well?” During a presentation to the committee, Gibbons pointed out that organic solvents can be found in paints, adhesives, cleaning agents, dyes, plastics, printing inks, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. “Even if you didn’t intend to put it
in there, it’s in there as part of the production process,” said Gibbons. “(But) the trace quantities found in cosmetics would not be enough to contaminate drinking water. It has to be in its pure form…We all paint our houses, they are very hard to get away from.” Gibbons gave a technical explanation of just one of the many types of liquids that can cause havoc in a river or stream, specifically, dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL). “It is a completely different animal from…things that dissolve in water or float on water,” said Gibbons. These types of liquids also tend to sink to the bottom of surface water where water treatment intake pipes are usually located. They also require conventional clean-up methods and will sink until it can sink no further. This is a problem since “we have lots of fractured bed rock in this area,” said Gibbons. DNAPL’s were recognized as a water contaminant in 1970 and Gibbons’ pointed to the Carp landfill as a DNAPL threat area. She also noted that there were 16 existing DNAPL threat locations in the area, including: • Nine dry cleaners. • One boat-building firm. • Three electric power stations. • One wood product manufacturing plant. • One electronic/precision equipment repair plant. “I think we’re seeing a lot of prohibitions in our future,” said Gibbons. “(But)
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EFFECTIVE JULY 21, 2011 Effective immediately, no open air burning is permitted in the Township of Lanark Highlands. Fire bans will be extended or cancelled depending on weather conditions. Permits are not issued for burning of grass or leaves at any time. The discharge of ﬁreworks is prohibited during a Fire Ban. The Fire Department of Lanark Highlands reminds all residents that you are responsible and liable for all open air ﬁres used to burn brush or wood products. For additional updates or if you have any questions please contact the Township of Lanark Highlands municipal ofﬁce at 613-259-2398 ext. 242 or 1-800-239-4695.
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I haven’t heard of anyone prohibiting existing businesses.” However, there has been talk of prohibiting future businesses that handle such chemicals from setting up shop in environmentally sensitive areas. “Maybe concentrate these nasties in one area, like a business park?” wondered board member George Braithwaite. “It takes a long time to turn a ship of this size.” While he wanted to see drinking water protected, Braithwaite noted that some ideas are impractical for regulating businesses. “You’ve got an established business here and now. We don’t want to decimate it,” said Braithwaite. Mississippi Mills town councillors Duncan Abbott and Alex Gillis had been in attendance at the meeting and pointed out to chairwoman Janet Stavinga that the Almonte Business Park is within a wetland protection area. “We don’t want to be in the business of putting people out of business,” said Gibbons. Other board members pointed out that some businesses that use chemicals are subject to inspections and audits like dry cleaners while other likely have no on-site checks by regulators. “Prohibition is impossible. You can’t stop shampoo from going down the drain,” said board member Mark Burnham, pointing out that there are trace amounts of chemicals in many household products.
TERRY FOX WALK, RUN & CYCLE IN LANARK VILLAGE Every year on the second Sunday after Labour Day, more than one million Canadians will participate at Terry Fox Run events, in approximately 6,000 communities across Canada, and Lanark Village is no exception! This year marks the 16th consecutive year that the Terry Fox Run has been held in Lanark Village – and to celebrate this tradition, the North Lanark Community Health Centre, the Township of Lanark Highlands, and community volunteers are issuing a challenge to all local employers, faith groups and community organizations to make this our biggest event to date! Get your friends, co-workers, colleagues, and family to join you for the 1, 3, or 5 km walk, run or cycle! The Lanark Walk, Run, Cycle event is taking place on Sunday September 18th , 2011 at 1:00 pm. Cyclists are asked to wear helmets. The starting location this year is the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Ofﬁce at 75 George Street (meet in the back parking lot) in Lanark Village. Registration begins at 12:00 noon. Pledge forms are available at the Township Ofﬁce, the North Lanark Community Health Centre and Nature Lover’s Bookshop and online at www.terryfox.org For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Kara at 613-259-2182 *302. email: email@example.com
Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, September 13 – at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Thursday, September 22 – at 7:00 p.m. Council Tuesday, September 27 – at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Municipal Ofﬁce Closed – September 9, 2011 The 9th Annual Staff Golf Day will be held on Friday. September 9th, the Municipal Ofﬁce will be closed at 1:00 p.m.
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The wheels on the bus will be going round and round the county as students prepare to go back to school and board the buses on Sept. 6. That means safety is essential for students, parents, and drivers. The OPP issued a reminder about bus safety, and will have officers out making sure motorists remember the rules of the road – especially when it comes to school buses. The Highway Traffic Act says that every driver that meets a stopped school bus (excluding roads with a median strip) with red signal lights flashing must stop before reaching the bus and wait until the bus moves, or the red signal lights stop flashing. The fine for failing to stop for a school bus is $400, accompanied
by a victim surcharge of $90. Some school zones also have reduced speed limits, which carry increased fines for speeders. “Town Line Road has always been a monitored zone because it’s a throughway in town, in the past it’s been a primary concern of ours,” said Const. Sean Trahan of the Carleton Place OPP. “It’s not to say we’re having problems, but we have received complaints in the past and we do enforcement in that area.” Trahan also said that the OPP follow up on complaints from school bus drivers, who try and note drivers and licence plates of cars that speed past when they are stopped, usually when children are boarding or getting off the bus. The Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) also launched a new service this year that allows parents and students to easily check on students’
Rebecca Timmons is one of the hundreds of children in Mississippi Mills, Beckwith and Carleton Place who take the school bus every day. She will be starting senior kindergarten on Sept. 6, when the buses go back to school. Rebecca goes to Holy Name of Mary, and wants to be a firefighter when she grows up. Photo by Brier Dodge
route numbers, bus contractors, stop location, pickup and dropoff times. The site will also show bus cancellations, and information to contact the bus contractor. Students in the Catholic board can visit www.cdsbeo.on.ca and click on transportation, followed by routes and stops, then parent login. Parents will need their child’s student number, which can be found on their last report card. For students in the public
board, they can access the same service at www.ucdsb.on.ca under the transportation tab, then by clicking on “Bus Stop Finder”. Phone lines are still set up, at 1-800-443-4562 for the Catholic board, and 1-866-286-7521 set up until Sept. 30 for the public board. Rebecca Timmons, age 4, will start senior kindergarten at Holy Name of Mary in September. She took the bus last year, and looked forward to sitting
with her older assigned bus buddy – and watching out the bus windows. She said it was important to wait for the bus to come to a stop before she crosses the road, to wait for the cars to stop for her and her friends. “Don’t stand, don’t eat or drink,” Rebecca said are her top tips for junior kindergarten students to stay safe when they start taking the bus. “And when the bus driver is driving, don’t get off.”
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NOTICE OF PUBLICPROPOSAL MEETINGS RESTRUCTURING
CONCERNING BOUNDARY The Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place and PROPOSAL the RESTRUCTURING Corporation of the Township of Beckwith The Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place and the Corporation of the Beckwith PURSUANT TOTownship SECTIONof 173 OF THE MUNICIPAL ACT 2001 S.O. 2001 c25 PURSUANT TO SECTION 173 OF
ACT 2001 S.O. 2001 c25 TAKE NOTICETHE thatMUNICIPAL the Councils of the Town of Carleton Place and the Township of Beckwith will hold an Open House and Public Meeting TAKE NOTICE that the Councils of th the Town of Carleton Place and the on Thursday, September from 5:30 8:00 p.m. Township of Beckwith will hold8an, 2011 Open House and p.m. Public- Meeting th with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. at Brunton Community Hall, 1702 9th Line, on Thursday, September 8 , 2011 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. R.R. #2, Carleton Place,Community ON K7CHall, 3P21702 9th Line, with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. at Brunton to review a boundary restructuring proposal to annex lands into R.R. #2, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 to review a boundary restructuring to annex lands into the Town of Carletonproposal Place as follows: the Town of Carleton Place as follows:
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NOTICE TO VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS Provincial Service Officer John Morrison will be at the branch during the week of September 22, 2011 (day to be confirmed). If you would like to speak with John, please contact the Branch Veterans Service Officer Iain Davidson at 613-253-4688 before September 9 to make an appointment.
ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting described above and make verbal and/or written representation either in favour of or in opposition to the proposed restructuring proposals. If approved by the respective municipal councils, the restructuring proposals must be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval. Further information about the restructuring proposals may be obtained by contacting the Town of Carleton Place or Township of Beckwith municipal offices.
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A taste of life on the farm for 20 city kids
ASHTON - Visiting the Experimental Farm in Ottawa, and visiting the Alpenblick Farm in Ashton were two totally different experiences for a group of 20 Glebe youth who attended the food and farm camp last week. The biggest difference, the kids said, was being able to get up close with the animals – who roamed around them, ate their leftovers, and poked their noses into their campfire circle. “At the end of the camp, I have to say, ‘I have to send you home,’” said Alpenblick Farm owner Robert Oechsli. “I can’t keep you, it’s the law.” Oechsli runs the farm with his wife, Petra Stevenson. The Swiss-born farmer opened the farm in 1968, and quickly switched to an all-organic farm in 1972, long before any others in the Ottawa area. “People asked, what do you spray on your vegetables to make them organic?” he said. “I tell them, ‘nothing.’” As one of the first organic farms, Oechsli was quick to get involved in many community projects and groups, such as the City of Ottawa’s agricultural tourism program, and Savour Ottawa. Through word of mouth, he became well known for his willingness to help others get involved in growing, eating and purchasing local foods. Five years ago he received a call from the Glebe Community Centre, asking if a group of campers could come out to the farm for an afternoon. “Well, that afternoon turned into a full camp,” he said. Stephanie Stewart, food co-ordinator at the Glebe Community Centre, which runs the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG), turned one of her food programs and camps into a full food and farm week. The camp runs two days in the Glebe, before heading out for three days and two nights to the Alpenblick Farm.
Campers sleep in tents, nestled right next to the woods and near a sink and outdoor washing station the farm has set up, close to a campfire they gather around. They are able to connect with the animals on the farm, and learn about farming practices. On Thursday, campers were picking vegetables from the garden to bring back to Stewart to put in the soup they were eating for lunch. For dinner, they had roasts, right from the farm, on the menu. The topic of milking cows re-occurred with the campers, who milked goats on Wednesday night, and were anxious for their lesson on milking cows later in the day from Oechsli. While eating locally purchased vegetables and breads were familiar topics for the kids, not as many had experience with local beef and pork. The interaction with the animals was a Photo by Brier Dodge hit though, as Presley, the miniature pony, weaved in and out the campfire, sneaking Alexander Hermosa, Chloe Forbes and Kai Herzog-Hara show off odd bits of the campers’ muffins. freshly picked vegetables from the organic farm, ready to put right They were also anxious to talk about into their soup for lunch. The trio were part of the Glebe Community Prince David – the guard llama, known to Centre’s summer camp, that brought them out to Ashton. kill coyotes and protect the rest of the farm’s student at the Canadian Organic Growers, for the secanimals. The group was the second group of campers to pass ond summer in a row. Brousseau comes to help out at the through for the summer, as the week-long camp ran twice camp, and returns to Alpenblick on weekends for Locavore Tours with adults. – and may run four times next year. There were return campers as well, who attended the Stewart teaches other programs throughout the year at the community centre, such as the Future Chefs af- year before, and were anxious to come back to the farm ter school program, or the Galloping Gourmet summer for a break from city life – and of course, to see Presley camp. All of her food programs focus on local foods – and the horse, and Prince David the llama. The organic farm sells goods at the Carleton Place, are obviously doing well, based on the sell-out camp at Stittsville and Vanier farmers’ markets through the sumAlpenblick Farm last week. She was also joined by Jasen Brousseau, a summer mer. GNAG can be reached at 613-233-8713.
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The Circle of Life Garden at the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) is a wonderful way to honour or remember a loved one, by purchasing a stone for the garden path. “We are adding stones to the Garden this fall,” says AGH/Fairview Manor Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston. “The stones are designed and installed by Cooney Construction & Landscape, and they are placed in the walkway of the garden to recognize gifts of $1,000 each.” The stones can be engraved with the name of the donor, and/or the names of loved ones being honoured or remembered. “Hospital patients, Fairview Manor residents, staff, volunteers and visitors enjoy spending time in the beautiful garden,” says Mr. Huddleston. “Our generous donors can also honour or remember their loved ones while supporting the Hospital and Manor.” To order your stone for the Circle of Life Garden, phone Gerry Huddleston at 613-256-2514, ext. 2297 or send an email to email@example.com.
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British master baker makes mark on blueberry social Left, Jane Williamson, a master baker from Kent, England, visiting her friend Glennis Hardwig, lent her culinary skills to the mix at the Blueberry Social at Union Hall on Sunday, Aug. 28. Here, she takes a bite of, literally, the fruits of her labours. Bottom, Paul Arnold, right, places blueberry tarts before Stephen Arnold of Kingston, and Beverly Arnold of Kanata. Photos by Desmond Devoy
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UNION HALL – If the blueberry tart that you enjoyed at the blueberry social this weekend tasted especially good, you have Jane Williamson to thank. Almost every summer for several years, Williamson, who calls Kent County in England home, comes over to visit her lifelong friend Glennis Hardwig in Mississippi Mills. To Hardwig, Williamson is a friend first and foremost, but the occasion of the annual blueberry tea and social, held this past Sunday, Aug. 28 at Union Hall, it also helped that Williamson is a master baker, who learned her craft at her father’s knee. At the age of three, she was learning how to stuff jam into doughnuts – some-
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thing any Canadian can appreciate – and she was enjoying learning the family trade. Then, at the age of 21, her father died, leaving her with a major dilemma. Sell the shop or try to make it in the maledominated British baking world. With her mother’s help minding the books, Williamson was up with the lark making bread. She ran the shop for four years until she got married and had a child. With an infant keeping her up most of the night, and then having to be in the bakery in the wee hours with another form that would not wait – bread – she decided to leave the baking world and devote herself to her child. It was a difficult decision that many women have had to grapple with. But the bakery never left her, and this past weekend, the blueberry social’s whipped cream and custard blueberry tarts were the beneficiary of one Englishwoman’s bakery expertise, seeing the fruits of her hard-won labours.
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ticipants back to CPHS. “It’s a chance to grieve,” said Pearson of the ribbon cutting, which will be carried out by her and fellow suicide survivor Shelley Graham. “I’m hoping we (suicide survivors) can all be together. It’s a chance to grieve together.” Pearson hopes that the event will bring together enough people from all over Lanark County to form a suicide survivor support group. “Now we have that common ground,” she said. “We’re not all alone. We have mothers and fathers grieving in Perth, or Smiths Falls or Almonte…(Sometimes) just seeing the face, I know how they’re feeling.” At 12:30 p.m., participants can return to CPHS for refreshments and entertainment from Dani and The Plager Boys. The closing ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. with speeches from Pearson and Father David Andrews of St. James Anglican Church in Carleton Place. Carleton Place Coun. Jerry Flynn will host the events. HELPING
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pating in my presentations) took such a weight off my shoulders,” said Pearson. “I’m not a mental health professional. I speak from the heart.” She now has Open Doors counselors, as well as members of the Ontario Provincial Police, accompany her on school visits. Before they came on the scene, she would place follow up phone calls to the schools to see how the kids were coping, and if any of them had come forward seeking help. Brian Turner, chair of the Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee, agrees that more needs to be done to get the issue out in the open. “Nobody is talking about it enough,” said Turner. “It’s to make people stop and think…almost everyone in the community has been touched by it.” Turner noted that the reason why more people do not come forward to deal with mental health issues is because of the stigma that is still attached to it. “They assume it’s all in your head,” said Turner. “It’s a disease. It’s an injury, and until we look at it that way, the situation
will remain the same.” While people may not want to talk about suicide, people can sometimes look at substance abuse in a somewhat skewed way, even joking about it. “As adults, we tend to look at the past with rose-coloured glasses,” said Turner of some adults’ memories of drinking and experimenting with drugs when they were younger. Funds raised during the walk will go towards the Kids Help Phone (1-800-6686868) or kidshelpphone.ca., and the organization has promised that the money raised here will stay here to help local kids.
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From front page “This event is about him and who he was.” In the lead up to the run next week, with the posters that have been placed in the front windows of area businesses by the Carleton Place Municipal Drug Strategy Committee, Pearson has enjoyed seeing her son all over town, so to speak. “For me to have Brett all over, it’s like he’s still here,” she said. “I look at him (on the poster) and I say, ‘Brett, I can’t believe we’re doing this.’” “I’ll be sad when those posters come down,” she said with a small laugh. The Brett Pearson Run for your Life takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting at Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Ave. W. The opening ceremonies begin with speeches at 9 a.m. Yellow balloons of hope will be released at 10 a.m. in honour of the family and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide, after which there will be a parade of life from CPHS to the Trans-Canada Trail near the intersection of Kavanagh Road and McNeely Avenue. The balloons will be released by “all family members that have lost a friend or family member through suicide or substance abuse.” The survivors will be asked to write the person’s name on the yellow balloons on top of any messages they have to send. Pearson has been informed that the balloons should stay aloft for about 16 hours, but it is anyone’s guess where they will land. But when they do land, they will bring with them positive, life-affirming messages from far away. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the start of the trail, to begin the 2.5 and 5-kilometre run/walk. Buses will be available to transport par-
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hat headline is great advice from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, (OFA). Found in an OFA press release about what the agricultural sector should be doing to ensure they do not get left behind during this coming provincial election, the slogan is about as basic as you can get. Citing, that on the one hand, the agricultural sector is manned by only 1 per cent of Ontario’s population yet generates more than 700,000 jobs and contributes $33 billion to the provincial economy, it is an industry that has to be paid attention to. According to the OFA, politicians should be dealing with five key election issues that have been identified by the organization’s policy advisory council as having an impact on the agricultural sector. They are: environmental stewardship, rural infrastructure, energy policies, risk management programs and regulatory reform. All of the issues are as familiar to urban voters as to rural ones. The only addition could be more efficient and transparent government. While the populations of some far away countries have to find a gun to make sure their voices are heard all we have to do is speak up. You do not always get what you want but you just might get what you need. You have to ask for it. There is a chance that this time around the average voter will see through all of the slick marketing and political framing that has given politics and politicians a bad name. If the questions that are asked are clear and meaningful then the answers whenever possible should be the same. Let’s see what happens this time. There will be a full slate of candidates made up of a few excellent incumbents and some interesting newcomers. With the dire predictions about the state of the national and provincial economy ringing in our ears, do not expect too much vote buying to go on. This election may be all about keeping the status quo for a few more years until a more stable global economic landscape appears. The antidote to an election that changes nothing but affects everything, is when voters take the time to ask questions. All of the candidates are ready and able to answer just about anything you could ask. With any luck we will not have read between the lines to see who our next group of leaders
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I can’t say that I’ve been surprised, but it’s been nice this week to see how much the community supports kids in sports, regardless of the cost. It’s no surprise that hockey is a pricy sport, so it was unfortunate to hear that the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association had lost their JumpStart funding. They are now in a bit of a pinch, trying to figure out how to make sure they can still fund every child that wants to be able to play hockey. I don’t think you’d see that in more urban associations – if you can’t afford a pricy sport, don’t sign up. You wouldn’t see as many concerned parents, worried whether every child on their son or daughter’s team from the year before could afford to come back. But it’s important in the local community that if a girl or boy wants to play hockey, it can be made accessible for her or him, and a local sponsorship to raise replacement funds has already started. For the first year, kids are also able to access a free equipment program – which is run through an urban-based association before I get ahead of myself – the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (ODMHA). Parents are able to drop off used, outgrown equipment to Canadian Tire stores in Kanata and Perth, and interested children are able to go and meet with someone from the ODMHA to set them up. Individual children in the Upper Canada school board can also be funded by the Champions for Kids program, for activities – and not just for hockey. This really makes it seem that if a kid wants to play, they are going to be able to, regardless of financial situations. Somewhere down the road, we could read about the next NHL star to come out of Carleton Place or Almonte – and they may have been many community helping hands along the way. 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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Teen falls five metres from rock face in Almonte Teen, friend were scaling rock near Brian J. Gallagher Generating Station
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ALMONTE – A 16-year-old boy from Carleton Place fell five metres (15 feet) from a rock face the morning of Aug. 24, badly injuring his face and chest. “They were scaling the rocks,” said eyewitness Shelley Thompson of the victim, who was climbing the rock face with a male friend. “They were about three-fourths of the way up and he just lost his footing.” Thompson and her boyfriend were admiring the view near the Brian J. Gallagher Generating Station in Almonte, when she saw the events unfold. “We were over by the hydro plant and I just happened to turn around as he fell,” said Thompson, who was the first to call 911 for help, while her boyfriend tried to climb down to offer assistance in the interim. “It took his buddy two, three minutes to climb down (to help him),” said Thompson. All the while, she was calling out to the injured boy not to move as he lay at the bottom of the rock face, on a strip of land beside the east bank of the Mississippi River.
“(He hit) the side of his face and his chest took the brunt of it,” said Thompson. “He had blood all down the side of his face.” The OPP, Lanark County ambulance service and Mississippi Mills fire department were all on hand. Paramedics tended to the teenager, before he was lifted out from the river bank on a stretcher, and transported to hospital by ambulance. Mississippi Mills fire Chief Art Brown received the call for assistance from the ambulance service at around 11 a.m. “He was climbing down the rocks,” said Brown. “He just slipped. A rock gave out on him, he said.” A long ladder was extended out to the middle of the river, resting on a rock, for the stretcher to be placed on it and pulled up on to dry land. Brown stated that the incident is a reminder to people to be cautious when out in nature. “They shouldn’t have been in there in the first place,” Brown said of the boys’ exploits. The teen was taken by ambulance to the Almonte General Hospital with what OPP described as “minor injuries.”
Above, a stretcher is placed on an extended ladder, as a makeshift rail, to get the injured teen across the Mississippi River before being transported to hospital. Right, rescue workers tend to an injured teen who had fallen from a rock face at the foot of the falls in Almonte on Aug. 24. Photos by Desmond Devoy
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Fishing fun in the sun DESMOND DEVOY email@example.com
INNISVILLE – More than 17 kids, accompanied by auxiliary police officers from the OPP, took to the waters of Mississippi Lake for some late summer fishing fun during thte 10th annual Bait Casters Family Fun Fishing Derby. The OPP’s marine unit was on hand at the weigh-in south of Innisville at the Bait Casters store on Aug. 27. Constables from the OPP’s auxiliary unit were also on hand to man the free barbecue, and all of the participating children received draw prizes. There were numerous winners in several categories: Big Bass – Brandon Bradbury, 2.76 lbs. Big Walleye – Lauren White, 0.54 lbs. Big Pike – Garrett Weese, 2.66 lbs. Big Panfish – Ethan LaBerge, 0.58 lbs. First Place Total Weight – Jacob Kirkham, 4.36 lbs. Second Place Total Weight – Lauren White, 3.72 lbs. Third Place Total Weight – Garrett Weese, 3.46 lbs.
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Left, Jessie Rodehutskors, 10, of Perth, proudly holds up her fish, caught in the waters of Mississippi Lake, on Aug. 27, as part of the 10th annual Bait Casters Family Fun Fishing Derby. The event is held as part of National Fishing Week, and brings together kids and members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s auxiliary unit.
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Above, OPP Auxiliary Cons. Graham Hallam-Bimm, left, and Auxiliary Cons. Robert Rogers manned the grill on the shores of Mississippi Lake on Aug. 27.
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CARLETON PLACE/MISSISSIPPI MILLS - It’s time to get the skates sharpened, as minor hockey season is just around the corner. Players are starting to rush around to find equipment that fits, and try and convince mom and dad to purchase that new stick. Parents of five-year-old players, born in 2006, will be able to take advantage of the Chevrolet Hockey Helmet Program this year provides every player in the age group with a free Bauer hockey helmet. Once parents have registered their child for minor hockey, they can visit www. chevrolethockey.ca to sign-up for the program. This is available to players at any Hockey Canada registered club, which include both the Almonte Pakenham Minor Hockey Association (APMHA) and the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association (CPMHA). The Ottawa District Hockey Association, which both the APMHA and CPMHA are part of, partnered with Canadian Tire and the Ottawa Senators to run the Equipment for Kids program, for additional equipment for all ages. Families who may not be able to afford new hockey equipment are eligible for the program, which includes skates and goalie equipment. Canadian Tire has collected the used equipment, but is still collecting at the Canadian Tire locations in Kanata and Perth. The Ottawa District Hockey Association then clean and sort the equipment for re-distribution. Any families wishing to contact the Equipment for Kids program can call Richard Sennott of the ODHA at 613-224-7686 or Matthew Wason of the Ottawa Senators at 613-599-0156. Players in the APMHA initiation level, 4-6 years old,
have access to subsidies and grants. The APMHA received the RBC Grant for the 2011-2012 hockey season, which gives five grants of $375. Eligibility depends on the number of applicants, but the main purpose of the grant is to let kids without the financial means to otherwise register get involved, and is based on income. For more information on initiation level APMHA grants, contact David Ireland at email@example.com. CP TO BENEFIT FROM CANADIANS’ GOALS The Carleton Place Canadians have recently announced a sponsorship with Direct Energy. Each time the Canadians score a regular season goal, Direct Energy will donate $5 to the minor hockey association. The sponsorship, organized by head coach Jason Clarke, has come at a key time Photo by Brier Dodge for the CPMHA. Most years, they have Carleton Place hockey players pose with new Mississippi Thunder Kings, depended on funds from Canadian Tire’s the Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place competitive hockey team, tryJumpStart program to make sure every player who wants to play, can afford to out and practice jerseys, sponsored by Rivington Suzuki. The teams will also have new game jerseys, sponsored by Cavanagh Construction, this play. This year, no funds were available, which year. From left, Cory Hahn, Austin McQueen, Brandon Ross, Avery Hahn, put the association in a tight spot, said Ryan Johnston and Brett Hahn try on the new try-out jerseys at the Carpresident Paul Ross. leton Place arena. “We want every kid who wants to play hockey, to play hockey,” Ross said. “That’s The teams have ordered higher quality jerseys, which taxed us a little bit.” Under a new executive, the association has become a were paid for by Cavanagh Construction. “Bless that, because they were expensive,” Ross said. non-profit organization, which will also allow them to apHe co-chairs the Mississippi Thunder Kings with the ply for grants, such as the RBC and Trillium programs. APMHA president Corinne Lalonde. All players who tried out for the team also received tryMISSISSIPPI THUNDER KINGS IN NEW JERSEYS out jerseys, which will become practice jerseys for the The Mississippi Thunder Kings, the competitive pro- selected players. The jerseys, similar to the ones worn by gram for players from both associations, will be outfitted the Carleton Place Canadians, were sponsored by Rivington Suzuki. in new, high quality jerseys this year.
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we’re trying to get bodies” The league will run for nine to 10 weeks, and hopefully enjoy a second spring run, before the start of the soccer season. O’Keefe rented out the Beckwith facilities last year, after enjoying touch football games in his backyard with his sons and friends. “It was absolutely gorgeous,” he said. “It was just a blast, so much fun.” The league is taking registration forms, which can be downloaded online at www.BROtfl.webs.com or picked up at the Beckwith Township municipal office. Any questions can be sent to BRO. Touch.Football@hotmail.com “I’ve always missed going out to do the leagues,” O’Keefe said. “It’s a lot of exercise – and it can fit any build.”
BECKWITH – Touch football will be in Beckwith this fall, as long as enough interested players sign up. “This is new to the area with the town expanding, we’re getting some recreational diversity,” said Carroll O’Keefe, one of the league organizers. “I’ve been involved in football for many years myself; it’s something I really believe in.” The league has been slow to start, and organizers have pushed forward the draft night by a week to Sept. 7 in the hopes of recruiting more players. Organizers hope to run two leagues, one for high school aged players, and one for adults – both male and female. Unfortunately, registration has been slow for the new, recreational league. O’Keefe hopes that registration will pick up in the next week, especially for the adult division. Touch football is much gentler than full contact, and the Beckwith turf field is designed to minimize the impact on joints – so the sport is a great way for adults to get necessary exercise, and take advantage of the community facilities. “If you’re not a tackle player, come and throw a football around where you’re not going to get tackled,” he said. With the Beckwith Field, the minor football association has grown leaps and
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The touch football league isn’t the only new program around. Notre Dame looks forward to their first year fielding a senior football team, based off the success of the junior program. Here, interested players learn the basic positions on Monday during a pre-training camp session. Some players were eager to get back out, hitting the field this week before school starts. bounds, and the high school programs in Carleton Place have expanded. The hope is the program will run Sunday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday nights, but it may shuffle based on numbers.
The strictly recreational league costs $90 and includes a team shirt, O’Keefe said. “Down the road I hope to have a couple divisions, a few recreational and a few competitive teams,” he said. “Right now,
BECKWITH IRISH The Beckwith Irish Minor Football program will hold a football clinic in the fall the younger set, geared towards youth in grades 3-8. It will be held at Beckwith Field from Sept. 15-Oct. 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Full equipment is provided for the program, which is for both new and experienced players. The clinic costs $60, with registration on Sept. 13 at Beckwith Public School.
Dragon Boat Festival celebrating its 10th Anniversary
On September 10th nearly 1000 paddlers will arrive in Riverside Park to participate in the 10th Annual Carleton Place Dragon Boat Festival. Since this an important anniversary for the event, the committee is hoping to make the day very memorable and for the 5th time, the Hospital has been named as the primary recipient of the Festival’s proceeds.
“We are honoured that the Dragon Boat Festival has once again chosen our organization to be the primary recipient of the event and so pleased to help the committee celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival,” stated Spencer Grabe, President of the CPDMH Foundation. “On behalf of everyone associated with the Hospital, I would like to congratulate the committee on reaching this significant milestone - I know that this is going be another great year for Dragon Boating in Carleton Place.” Since the Carleton Place Dragon Boat Festival began, it has contributed over $70,000 to various charities in the community. In the past four years, the Festival has donated $36,000 to the hospital to purchase new equipment such as tourniquet machine for the operating room and a platelet mixer for the lab. Depending on the funds raised at this year’s event, the committee
is hoping to help purchase either a bed for the inpatient unit, a cardiac monitor for the operating room or two stretchers for use in day to day patient care.
The committee is pleased to once again have the Festival full with 44 boats participating in the event. For more information on the 10th Annual Carleton Place Dragon Boat Festival, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit “When we started the Festival in 2002 our goal www.fall400.com. was to host the best (fun & well-run) small, oneday dragon-boat event in Eastern Ontario and Contact: Chantelle Troy, Manager/Community each year we make slight changes to bring us Relations Officer 613-257-2200 ext 856 closer to our target,” stated Ann Poynter, Presi- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org dent of the Festival Committee. “As a group, the committee and I are thrilled with what we have been able to accomplish over the last nine years and we are really grateful to all of sponsors and our volunteers, especially the Civitan Club, who have donated thousands of hours to make the Festival the success that it is.”
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Victim Services of Lanark County is looking for volunteers. This community-based organization is a crisis response service to help victims of trauma get through their ordeals. The organization provides a variety of services to people affected by crime, tragic circumstances and disaster. Twice annually, the organization trains new recruits, often getting as many as 15 to 20 new volunteers at a time. “We provide 40 hours of training,” said
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