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November 24, 2011 | 44 Pages

Battle lines drawn over Arklan Island

VET HONOURED Carleton Place veteran Alton Sutton has been honoured by the Veterans Affairs Minister.

Conservation vs. development on edge of CP DESMOND DEVOY

MM BIZ AWARDS Find out who took home the hardware from the Mississippi Mills Chamber Awards. 3, 12

CARLETON PLACE – Town councillors have staked out clear lines of division over the future of Arklan Island, and whether it should be developed or not. The debate was brought into sharp focus during the presentation of the town’s 10-year budget plan at the corporate services committee meeting on Nov. 15. “In 20, 30, 40 years, it could turn into Central Park,” said Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg, stating his opposition to development, pointing to New York City’s famous oasis of green space in the heart of Manhattan. “Keep it for our children, for our parks, for fishing … but don’t make it into a housing development.”

The budget plan proposes a singlelane bridge to the island at a cost of about $6.4 million. “If, some day, you want that island developed, without the help of sales to developers … you need to start preparing for it now,” said the town’s chief administrative officer, Paul Knowles. Knowles predicted a rough amount of about $300,000 every year for 20 years, if council wanted to pay for the bridge with taxpayer dollars. Otherwise, the sale would have to be funded through the sale of land to developers. “Should staff start planning for that, five, 10 years down the road?” asked Knowles. See ‘FUTURE’ Page

Christmas parades galore ICE MENTORS Carleton Place Canadians players are taking to the ice to encourage minor hockey players to stress teamwork and sportsmanship. 19

Santa Claus is coming to town. Three towns, to be precise – Carleton Place, Almonte and Pakenham. Yes, the man in red sure does get around this time of year, but he’s just spreading the love this holiday season, so now is your chance to see him before his schedule really fills


up on the evening of Dec. 24. The jolly old elf ’s sleigh ride through Lanark County starts this weekend with the Carleton Place Business Improvement Area’s annual Santa Claus Parade. This year’s theme is ‘A Christmas Gift’. The parade starts at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 26 at Carambeck Public School, travelling south down Bridge Street.

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SOUNDS LIKE CAPE BRETON Jacob Blackburn, 10, and mother Jennie, of Almonte, get wrapped up in the warm melodies of the Ottawa Cape Breton Session held at St. James Anglican Church Saturday. Jacob, who plays the violin, was particularly interested in the skilled string musicians. See page 11 for more on the ‘Hug the Children of Haiti’ fundraiser in Carleton Place.

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November 24 2011 Canadian Gazette


Christmas basket campaign seeing rise in demand DESMOND DEVOY

CARLETON PLACE – The Carleton Place Christmas Basket campaign is seeing demand rise over what was needed in 2010. “Our numbers are really jumping,” said Wayne Drummond, the program’s co-ordinator, during an interview in front of the Lanark County Food Bank last Friday, before a meeting with the facilities’ director, Nadine Kennedy. The phone lines for the Christmas basket hot line, at 613-257-4277, lit up on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and the lines have been burning ever since. “The phone never stops,” said Drummmond. About 143 boxes have already been done up for about 422 needy people, compared with a total of 300 boxes for all of last year. “I’m about 40 people ahead of where we were this time last year,” said Drummond. While the demand for Christmas baskets is on the rise, places like the food bank, which help feed the need, are also feeling the pinch. The Carleton Place-based food bank, for example, is having to cut back from 20 to 12 hours per week, even though demand at the food bank has gone up over last year. When the numbers are broken down, the number of children needing help this Christmas is startling. About 105 girls under the age of 16 need help, as do 85 boys under age 16. Drummond noted that he and his assistants usually ask the parents what it is that the children would like in the way of presents, since

his campaign works in tandem with the Angel Tree and Salvation Army kettle campaign. “People that need assistance at Christmas time call in and leave their name, address, telephone number, and number of adults and kids” who need help, explained Drummond, a former police officer. “On the date of distribution, that would give them a complete Christmas dinner.” The dinner, which would not look out of place in a Norman Rockwell painting, includes turkey, stuffing, bread, milk, eggnog, dessert, and potatoes. The campaign has also started to include Christmas breakfast in the baskets, with pancake mix, peanut butter and jam, and bread. “When you donate to the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign, the money in the kettle in Carleton Place, some of that goes to the Christmas baskets,” said Drummond. There are several local businesses that are giving back to the community by taking part in the Christmas baskets and Angel Tree campaigns, including Wal-Mart, Carleton Place Nursery, Remembrance Gift Shop, Giant Tiger, Murphy Family Chiropractic Clinic, CIBC, Scotiabank, TD Bank and Freshco. As for the meal itself, Drummond singled out the Beckwith Butcher for providing more than 350 turkeys at cost last year, and to Giant Tiger for co-ordinating all of the other food provisions, at a low cost to the campaign. Mike McNeely and Sons were also instrumental in providing more than 350 bags of milk to the baskets.

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Wayne Drummond, who is helping head up this year’s Christmas basket campaign in Carleton Place, stands beside one of the Christmas trees on display at the Remembrance Gift Shop, one of many locations around town participating in the Christmas Angel Tree campaign.

Plenty of parades, kids stuff - and Wayne Rostad too! Continued from front Afterwards, revelers are invited to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for free hot chocolate, caroling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Santa next visits the good boys and girls of Pakenham on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the Stewart Community Centre. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their way to the community centre’s upper hall following the parade where they will be available to meet with children of all ages. There will also be complimentary hot chocolate and hot dogs served. The community centre’s arena will also be open for free pubic skating from 2 to 3 p.m. following the parade. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Santa will be in Almonte, with the parade starting at the Almonte and District Community Centre, 182 Bridge St. at 1:30 p.m. Following in Pakenham’s good example, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their way to the community centre’s upper hall following the parade where they will be available to meet with children. The Almonte Lions Club will also be on hand to serve free hot dogs and hot chocolate. There will also be free public

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Carleton Place in Bloom committee member Debby Lytle is all smiles as she places some Christmas tree ornaments in a most unusual setting – the planters outside of the Moore House, which she was getting ready for this Saturday’s Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade along Bridge Street, starting at 5 p.m. At right, Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc wants to seal up Christmas in a big red bow, in front of the Moore House on Friday, Nov. 18, getting ready for the Christmas season. skating from 2 to 4 p.m. BEYOND PARADES There is still plenty to do this Saturday in downtown Carleton Place before the parade as well. Youngsters and the young-atheart can write letters to Santa Claus at the Moore House, 170 Bridge St., from 2 to 4 p.m. For

details, please call Jessica Smith at 613-257-1690. That same day, kids can also get their photos taken with Santa Claus, from noon to 4 p.m., at BH Photography, 15 Bridge St., Almonte. Proceeds go towards the Young Awards. Later that day, after the parade, why not head up County Road 29, cross the border and go

back in time to Mr. Fezzywig’s Victorian Christmas Party and Fine Art Auction at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St. East, in Almonte, starting at 6:45 p.m. Enjoy musical performances by The Barley Shakers and Valley Voice Choir, while enjoying mulled wine and minced tarts available. Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Baker Bob’s and the museum, and through the website, The following weekend is just as festive. Also in Almonte on the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, it’s the not-to-be-missed event that always heralds the arrival of Christmas. Light Up the Night with Wayne Rostad and Friends. All along Mill Street, starting at 7 p.m., is free, outdoor concert, including Santa Claus and fireworks. For information, click on, or call the Mississippi Mills recreation and culture department at 613-256-1077. Saturday, Dec. 3 will be a most busy day in Carleton Place, thanks to the hard work of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce and Carleton Place Business Improvement Area. First off, breakfast and photographs with Santa Claus, Upstairs at Ernies, 17 Albert St., Carleton Place, 9 a.m.

Then, live out the dream of riding in a one-horse open sleigh with horse-drawn trolley rides, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Carleton Place. Also, keep an eye out for appearances by Frosty the Snowman and the Gingerbread Man throughout the downtown core. If you’re still feeling hungry after all that, the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital will be hosting a bake sale at the Moore House, 170 Bridge St., while the farmers’ market is coming downtown for the day and the town is planning a special tea that day. For more on what’s happening festively, see pages 18 and 27.



The Mississippi Mills Chamber Gala was held on Nov. 16 at the Almonte Civitan Club to reward several local business owners for their contributions to the community. In true local fashion, top

awards went to self-employed business owners who are innovative, employ local workers and are in tune with the spirit of Mississippi Mills. The nominees for awards ranged from Gordon Pike’s renovation of Heritage Court to Kris and Rob Riendeau at The Humm for their arts publication.


Attendees heard from guest speaker Michelle Valberg, a wellknown photographer, about her determination to succeed as a businesswoman, and her charitable efforts. Valberg helped found Project North after photographing in Nunavut a project that brings hockey equipment to Inuit chil-

dren. As a thank you present, the Chamber presented her with a donation towards the charity. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD Pakenham beekeepers Margie and Ritchie Argue received the Community Involvement award

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AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAW 2009-1000 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a Public Meeting in order to consider an amendment to Development Charges By-Law 2009-1000 on the following date: Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 NOTE: Time: 7:00 p.m. DATE Location: Municipal Office Council Chambers CORRECTION 75 George Street, Lanark PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Council has prepared a draft by-law which will apply to new development throughout the municipality. Development charges will be imposed on new development which increases the need for municipal services such as roads, fire protection, recreation and library services. Development charges are normally collected at the time a building permit is issued. The amendment to the existing development charges by-law will reduce the residential charge from $2865.41 to $2000.00 and will be valid until October 27th, 2014. Further amendments to By-Law 2009-1000, include the elimination of development charges on non-residential development and re-development of all buildings. Non-residential development includes commercial, industrial, and farm buildings. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment to the Development Charges By-Law 2009-1000. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the proposed amendment to the Development Charges By-Law 2009-1000 is available during regular office hours at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 3rd day of November, 2011. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Ross Trimble, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk 75 George St., Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222 • F: 613-259-2291 E: •

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after being nominated by Paddye Mann. “Their involvement has encouraged others to step up and contribute both socially, energetically and financially to the wellbeing of our village,” Mann said in her nomination.

The Township of Lanark Highlands REQUEST FOR QUOTATION

Council Meeting Schedule: December 6th, 2011 Committee of the Whole – 2:30 p.m. December 15th, 2011 Council – 7:00 p.m.

2012 Lanark Highlands calendars are available at the Municipal Office for a cost of $10.00

CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE SERVICES GRASS CUTTING & TRIMMING PARK MAINTENACE GARDENING The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide contracted maintenance services for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 summer seasons for grass cutting, trimming and gardening. Copies of the Request for Quotation (RFQ) may be picked up at the Municipal Office and can also be found on the Township website under Important Notices. SERVICE LOCATIONS INCLUDE • Village of Lanark • Vincent Hall Memorial Park, McDonalds Corners • Centennial Park, Dalhousie Lake • South Lavant Community Centre Park, Robertson Lake Due to the distances between service locations quotations will be accepted for each location. Service requests vary between locations. Deadline for submission of the quotations is 4:30 p.m. on November 30th, 2011. Submission instructions are included in the RFQ. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Quotations at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Ross Trimble, CAO/Clerk 75 George St., Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222 • F: 613-259-2291 E: • Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk/Deputy CAO at the address indicated above.

THE 2010 COUNTY OPP SATISFACTION SURVEY is available on our website. Paper copies are available at the Township Office.

CAS/OPP Community Angel Tree This year marks the 26th Anniversary. Your assistance will make Christmas a special day for a child. The Angels are available at the Township Office. Please return your gift to the Office by December 6th, 2011. Thank you for making this a successful program within our community.



November 24 2011 Canadian Gazette

Mississippi Mills Chamber gives awards to innovators


Future of Arklan Dreams, schemes and in-betweens for 10-year plan Island debated DESMOND DEVOY

“(It is) where we think we will go, but it will need an annual review,” said Hogan. He pointed out that, even a decade from now, sewage and water will still consume about 36.3 per cent of the town’s budget, the largest slice of the pie. That segment of the budget will be about $235,000, rising to $265,000 in 2013, $275,000 in 2014 and finally hitting a new bracket at $300,000 in 2015. Hogan also pointed out that one public works project is not always easily comparable to another one, even if, on the surface, they appear nearly identical. “A kilometre of road to do (to fix) does not necessarily cost the same,” as a similar kilometer of road, he said. While one stretch could cost $600,000, the same length on another road could cost up to $1.2 million, because of variables such as the condition of the road, sidewalks and underground sewers. The plan also revealed that about 60 per cent of Carleton Place’s roads have been refurbished or constructed over the last 17 years, but that the remaining 40 per cent of roads will need work sometime in the next decade. “Every time you take on a road, you take on a liability,” said Hogan. The town’s chief administrative officer, Paul Knowles, pointed out that nipping a problem road in the bud could save money further down the road, so to speak.

Continued from front CARLETON PLACE – If Phil Hogan wanted to keep getting gas tax money “There seems to be an interest amongst from the federal government, he needed the public in developing Arklan Island,” to come up with a plan. said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. “I’d like to see While not quite the five-year economit open to the public … paid for by the sale of ic plans of the old Soviet Union, town land,” with development on the island, baltreasurer Hogan presented a 10-year anced out by public green space areas with trails. look-out into the future at the town’s “I see it as our last chance to have a large corporate services committee on Tuesparcel of land,” said Coun. Rob Probert. day, Nov. 15. Other councillors were concerned about The first part of his plan was easy the potential costs. – getting approval for the third draft of “I’m not in favour of using taxpayer dollars the town’s 2012 budget, which will now to develop it,” said Coun. Gary Strike. “Six go to a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. million is just high. It just won’t work.” 6, likely to be held at the town hall. Coun. Doug Black adopted a wait-and-see“It is down to a 2.45 per cent increase, attitude, asking that more study be done on which is better than inflation,” Hogan the potential project. reported to the council. Inflation is “I’d like to see it kept on there (the 10-year pegged at roughly just above three per budget),” said Black. “I want to keep our opcent. tions open.” That cemented the first year out of 10 Later in the discussion, Sonnenburg again for his plan. voiced his opposition to any development on “We’ve always had long-term plans for the island. most of our capital, but we’ve never put “Carleton Place has enough three, four, it in to one document,” Hogan explained. $500,000 houses,” Sonnenburg said. “What “Now, they’re asking for official 10-year we need is lower cost housing and condos plan documents.” that the average family can afford. I don’t But if the town wants to keep getting think we should head down that route.” its $295,000 in federal gas tax money, it LeBlanc, however, stated that public and needed to pony up some information beprivate lands could co-exist on the island. fore the feds offered up the dough. “It was shown to us that there could be While the 2012 portion of 10-year plan public and private space on the island,” is getting closer to being finalized, the LeBlanc said. “It would have to be paid for rest of the decade-long projection into by developing a portion of it … I remember 2021 is still mostly hypothetical. people being excited by the prospect of trails and park land.” Sonnenburg continued to champion the anti-development side, pointing out the late Mayor Brian during the Costello had signed a letter “that Festival of Good Cheer it (Arklan Island) would be prethis weekend served in perpetuity and would not be made in to housing.” Kelly’s Christmas Give to Get Committee chairman Coun. Program is on now! Louis Antonakos did not doubt Bring in a unwrapped new toy the existence of the letter, but or outdoor clothing piece for a commented that he had not seen child and receive 10% off the letter Sonneburg referred to. your purchase. Sonnenburg said that he could “I’m relaxed because everything I need is produce it. “I can dig it up.” Dates to remember: “I’m not surprised that there is right here. Plus, there’s always someone • Every Wednesday in December is a lot of discussion on Arklan IsMen’s night. Free wrapping, personal available if I need help.” land,” said Knowles. shoppers, gourmet samples, “Arklan Island appears to be a GREAT GIFT ideas. philosophical discussion at this 63 Gore St. E., Perth • 613-267-7065 time,” said Antonakos, bringing • Remember... we deliver the debate to a close. R0011190644

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Knowles also admitted the budget is far from a firm, set-in-stone document. “There are some (projects in the plan) that I doubt would go ahead,” said Knowles. “But it is just to put it out there. Some of the dollar figures are made up.” From 2019 to 2021, the town’s trail budget would get about $50,000 a year. “It is a nice thought, but is there a plan?” asked Knowles. Coun. Gary Strike put forward the idea that if Lanark and Renfrew counties are successful in buying the old Canadian Pacific railway line bed from Mattawa to Smiths Falls, they could be converted into trails, like the old Ottawa-bound railway line that was made into a portion of the Trans-Canada Trail along Coleman Street. Coun. Rob Probert said he wanted to see an expanded or renovated lobby at the Carleton Place arena. “I’ve been to a lot of arenas and they (their lobbies) are more sophisticated,” said Probert. “It’s probably the most high traffic area we own.” “We need a bigger bar area on the second floor (of the arena),” echoed Coun. Jerry Flynn, before adding there is nothing outwardly wrong with the lobby as it now stands. “It’s clean,” Flynn added. “We’re doing a great job with what we’ve got.” “It can be modernized, I agree,” said Mayor LeBlanc.


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CARLETON PLACE – A local realtor has heeded the call from the Lanark County Food Bank for help in clearing away its cardboard. Carleton Place town council reluctantly had to turn down a request from the food bank, located at 5 Allan St., for permission to put its cardboard out for curbside recycling pick-up, because it is considered to be a business. Coun. Gary Strike wondered aloud during the meeting whether a local volunteer could find it in their heart to transport the unwanted cardboard to the municipal public works yard for recycling. Jeff McMaster, a broker manager with Royal Lepage, read Strike’s comments in a recent edition of the Canadian Gazette and decided to swing in to action. “I figured, why not?” said McMaster, as he gleefully kicked out the sides of a cardboard box in order to flatten it and put it in the back of his pick-up truck on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 15. “I thought somebody would do it,” but he decided that that somebody should be him. “It’s not as if it’s miles away,” added McMaster. “Everything’s close in Cartoon Place!” he said with a laugh, before adding more seriously that “it’s nothing. I’m surprised that nobody else jumped on it. (There is) no better charity.” McMaster often finds himself on Allan Street anyway checking in on clients,

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From left, Lanark County Food Bank manager Nadine Kennedy, Royal LePage’s Jeff McMaster, Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc and food bank volunteer Hank Schappert load McMaster down with just some of the cardboard they need to get rid of. so he has made a drop-off at the food bank part of his itinerary whenever he is in that part of town. The food bank’s operator, Nadine Kennedy, has also said she will call McMaster if the cardboard starts overflowing. “(But) if I see it (beforehand), I will

pick it up,” said McMaster. McMaster said that he decided to start now while there was still unseasonably good weather on his side, a memory that should help him tough it out through the winter months. “It’s a gorgeous day so I figured I’d

rather be outside than in the office,” he said with a laugh as he tossed another bundle of cardboard in the back of his truck. “I don’t know why they town doesn’t want to pick it up?” said McMaster. “I find it ludicrous that the town doesn’t pick it up in the first place.” McMaster’s initiative has caught the attention of town hall. “I think it is wonderful that a commercial business has stepped up to the plate,” said Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. “They saw a need and they filled it. This is what small towns are all about.” LeBlanc also defended the decision made by town council to reject the food bank’s request for cardboard pick up by town sanitation workers, a decision made on the advice of town staff. “It was precedent-setting,” said LeBlanc of the food bank’s request. “If we’d done it for the food bank, we would have had to have done it for other charitable organizations that produce cardboard.” Nadine Kennedy, the food bank’s manager, was also grateful for McMaster’s help, noting her organization produced hundreds of tones of cardboard each month. “We get it (the food) and we have such a small storage room in the back and we have to break it (the cardboard) down as soon as we get it,” said Kennedy. Kennedy and another volunteer had been lugging the cardboard over to the public works yard.

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November 24 2011 Canadian Gazette

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Lanark County OPP wants public to know what it’s up to DESMOND DEVOY

CARLETON PLACE – The Lanark County OPP wants residents to know more about whom they are and what they do. This follows on the heels of a local OPP Community Satisfaction Survey 2010, which was released recently and presented to the Carleton Place police services board at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 21. Respondents were asked if the OPP is providing enough information to the public about their local programs and initiatives. About 54 per cent said yes, while 46 per cent said no. “I don’t think that the community knows the good work we provide,” said OPP Lanark County Commander Gerry Salisbury. “I’d like to bump that number up by 25 per cent,” for when the next survey is taken in 2012. “One area we failed in Carleton Place was that we should have had another community safety day,” said Salisbury, in reflection. Salisbury and his officers have gone on local radio stations to try and get the word out about what they are up to, in light of the poll results.

However, Salisbury said that not all of the poll results were bad. Board member Wayne Drummond commended the OPP for the presence. “It’s visibility,” said Drummond, himself a former police officer. “People feel safer when they see the black and white police cars.” Drummond pointed out that the Lanark County OPP rated a “somewhat involved” ranking for community involvement. “Here, people are quite satisfied with involvement,” said Drummond. “You don’t get a lot of compliments on this job,” said Salisbury. Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc offered to help the OPP in its outreach efforts to the community by including any information that the town may have on their TV screen information boards at the arena and pool. When it came to community issues, the largest problem in the community for respondents was drug and substance abuse, at 42.4 per cent. Alcohol abuse was also another concern, at 32.6 per cent, while in third spot, nuisance activities made up 31.2 per cent of the problems. Property crime problems were a concern

Les Reynolds for 29.7 per cent of responders, while problems of substance abuse again bubbled to the surface, with concerns over illegal drug grow-ops and meth labs a concern for 25.3 per cent of those polled. Domestic violence was a concern in the community for 26.9 per cent of those surveyed, while sexual assault was the second highest concern at 18.4 per cent, followed in third place by child and elder abuse at 17.5 and 15.9 per cent respectively. Youth issues were also on respondents’ minds. About 55.2 per cent worried about drugs in schools, while 52.9 per cent were concerned about the lack of programs for youth. Violence in schools was a concern for 25.1 per cent of responders, while youth gathering on the streets

was a concern for 21.8 per cent of those polled. Only 4.9 per cent worried about youth gangs. However, 88.1 per cent of responders felt “very safe” or “safe” walking alone at night, and a whopping 93 per cent of responders said that they felt that OPP officers in their community were approachable and friendly. This is the first time that the OPP has used a commercial research company to conduct such interviews. In the past, local volunteers were used. The poll was carried out by telephone between Oct. 21 and Dec. 6, 2010. About 382 surveys were conducted, with a margin of error of plus or minus five per cent, 19 times out of 20. Of that number, 151 respondents were from Mississippi Mills and Lanark Highlands, while 98 were from Carleton Place. A further 69 were from Beckwith Township. About 45 were from central and north Frontenac, while the remaining 19 respondents were from Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley. FESTIVE RIDE BEGINS The festive RIDE (Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere) program will kick off this Fri-

day, Nov. 25, and runs until Jan. 2, 2012, but its duties are not just confined to the evening and nighttime. “A focus this year is that a lot of people think that (the) festive RIDE program is just in the evening,” said OPP Sgt. Rob Croth. “It is in the morning, the afternoon … Visibility will be the key element.” LeBlanc stated she too had been stopped by the program one afternoon. “(But) the majority (of stops) are in the afternoon and evening,” admitted Salisbury, who noted afternoon office parties and liquid lunches were often the culprits behind people being stopped in the afternoon. Salisbury noted the RIDE program does not cost the town much. “It’s not overtime,” said Salisbury. “It’s all done on paid shift … We don’t pay time and a half. We don’t charge the municipality overtime. There is no extra charge to the municipality (for the RIDE program). It’s paid by the province,” through a provincial RIDE program subsidy. Croth also noted it was not only uniformed officers, but OPP civilian staff take part in the program too.

Carleton Place Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary looking forward to the Christmas Season The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation and Auxiliary are preparing for a festive Christmas Season and would like to invite the community to participate in the events scheduled in support of the Hospital. The first event on the calendar is the Foundation’s 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26 at the Hospital following the Santa Claus Parade. “The Tree Lighting is the Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser and we have partnered with the Carleton Place BIA once again to host the ceremony after the Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade,” stated Chantelle Troy, Manager/Community Relations Officer of the CPDMH Foundation. “The Foundation is always so grateful for the community’s response to this event and we hope to see a lot of people at our Tree Lighting so we can properly kick off the Christmas Season at the Hospital.” The Tree Lighting provides the community with the opportunity to spread the true spirit of the Christmas season by sponsoring a light on our Tree in memory of a loved one, or in honour of friends and family, hospital physicians and staff, or anyone that has touched your life in a meaningful way. The ceremony will be held shortly after the Santa Claus parade and will include an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The

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Town Singers will also be at the event to lead the crowd in the singing of Christmas Carols. All donations received from the Tree Lighting will be directed to buying a new ultrasound unit for the Emergency Department. The new ultrasound machine will allow our Hospital to better treat and diagnosis the patients visiting our Emergency Department and is estimated to cost $79,000. Gifts to the Tree Lighting may be made online at, in person at the Foundation Office or by mailing your donation to the Foundation (211 Lake Ave East, Carleton Place, K7C 1J4). Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more. The CPDMH Auxiliary is hosting a Bake Sale in support of the Hospital on Saturday December 3. The event will be held in the Moore House at 170 Bridge Street starting at 9:00 a.m. until noon. All items available for purchase at the sale will be made by members of the Auxiliary. And finally, Our Gift Shoppe, located in the front lobby of CPDMH and operated by the CPDMH Auxiliary, has unveiled it Christmas merchandise. The Auxiliary encourages the community to stop by to purchase the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list. R0011191290

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A Carleton Place veteran has receive a major national award. Alton Sutton received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation on Nov. 10. It is awarded to individuals who have performed commendable service to the veteran community and/or individuals who represent commendable role models for their fellow veterans. Sutton is a retired member of the Canadian Forces. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion in Carleton Place in 1992. Since that time he chaired several committees and served for two years as branch vice-president. He served three terms as the branch’s service officer, where he was responsible for ensuring that local veterans and their dependents received all the benefits for which they were eligible through the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada. He was a member of the Poppy Trust Fund Committee, ensuring funds were distributed to support veterans. Sutton is the sports chairman for the branch and is an active member of the Sunset Club, a local seniors club that provides weekly sporting events and social events for those 55 years and older.

Sutton was one of 14 citizens from Ontario and one from Gatineau to be honoured for their commitment and dedication to yeterans. Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney made the commendation presentations during a ceremony in Ottawa. “These individuals have made a real and lasting difference with their service and dedication to our nation’s truest heroes,” said Blaney. “On behalf of all Canadians, I am proud to acknowledge their extraordinary efforts in helping to provide the care and recognition our veterans and their families deserve. Today we recognize their hard work and we honour them.” The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation includes a bar, which can be worn below official decorations on a veteran’s blazer, as well as a lapel pin for civilian wear and a certificate. Nominations may be submitted at any time and are reviewed annually by an advisory committee. To find more information on the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, including the accomplishments and biographies of the recipients, visit


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s Carleton Place and Almonte grow, it is an issue that is going to keep coming up, over and over again. Too much development leads to urban sprawl and a sea of concrete. Too much conservation means lost economic opportunity and no room for a town to grow. Think about it – the house you live in now was, likely, at one time, farmland, and even before then, part of a forest. Right now, Carleton Place town council has identified Arklan Island as a potential flashpoint on the horizon. Already, as the town’s 10-year-plan was discussed at a committee meeting on Nov. 15, the lines are being drawn between the likes of Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg, who wants to preserve the island, and Mayor Wendy LeBlanc, who favours a balance of private development to pay for a needed bridge to the island from the mainland, and public nature trails on the remainder of the island. LeBlanc is citing precedent from the announcement of development on MacArthur Island, which will see condos erected, but walking trails and natural space preserved on the majority of the island. One important point to remember about that, however, is that the condos are being constructed on the small section of land on the island – the rest is on a flood plain, and couldn’t be built on anyway. Whether it’s the MacArthur Island condos in Carleton Place, or the trendy million-dollar condos across the road on Central Park West in New York City, the residential developments are testament to the fact that people want to live near green space. Already, there is proof that the town is serious about preserving green space, and allowing its citizens to explore it. About $10,000 has been earmarked in the town’s draft 2012 budget for a dog park facility at Roy Brown Park. The 10-year plan also foresees about $50,000 a year for at least three years, if not more, at the end of this decade, devoted to preserving and expanding the town’s trail system. But while putting aside money to make sure that we keep our green spaces green, sometimes he governs best, who governs least, by conserving Arklan Island as it is. There are times the best thing to do is do nothing, and literally, let nature take its course.

Editorial Policy The Canadian Gazette welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at To submit a letter to the editor, please email to or almontenews@, fax to 613-257-7373 or mail to The Canadian Gazette, 53 Bridge St., Carleton Place, ON, K7C 2V2.

DESMOND DEVOY Des Says “Dear Baby; Welcome to Splitsville. Population: You.” Apologies there to Homer Simpson, who in one early episode bragged that “Sensitive love letters are my specialty,” and then wrote that insensitive missive. But at least his heart was in the right place, as he was trying to get his son out of an awkward situation. Other people are not so sensitive. We’ve all been dumped before – I was once dumped on the phone, another time over lunch at a British pub in Toronto – but bitter breakups have been in the news a lot lately, especially with word that Demi Moore has split from her husband of six years, Ashton Kutcher. Now, Demi should take a page from the playbook of one Jennifer Lopez, J.Lo to the rest of us mere mortals. LETTERS She certainly made a show of herself – in the good way – at the American Music Awards Sunday night with a raunchy routine featuring her in a barely-there, one in Almonte this Friday, Nov. 25. The nude-coloured get-up, surroundTo the editor: clinic will be held at the Almonte Civi- ed by shirtless, hot guys – includAs retailers scramble this holiday ing her new boyfriend, dancer tan Club from 2 to 7:30 p.m. season to re-stock their shelves with Canadian Blood Services points out Casper Smart. Eat your heart out holiday gifts, Canadian Blood Services that the average Canadian will send out Marc Anthony. is asking eligible Canadians to take one But as acrimonious was report50 holiday cards this season to friends hour of their busy schedule to ensure and family. “If that many people gave edly the split in the Moore/Kutchshelves are replenished with the gifts blood, one car accident victim could be er union, and the rumours that he that will make a difference to hospital spent their recent anniversary in saved.” patients this season. Making a blood donation before or a hot tub with some young tartlet Between Nov. 21 and January 2, Canaafter the holidays helps ensure an ad- – or, he had himself a floozie in dian Blood Services is asking Canadians equate supply for those in need. Please the Jacuzzi, as my mother would to give the ‘perfect gift’ this holiday seabring a friend or family member and do- say – there are worse ways to son – give blood. Over 101,000 life-saving nate either just before or after the holi- throw your love away. “gifts” are needed this holiday season A recent feature in The Belfast day season. Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888for hospital patients from coast to coast. 236-6283) or visit to book Telegraph detailed some of the In Eastern Ontario, 8,856 gifts are an appointment and give the ‘perfect most stone-cold break-ups in reneeded to help local hospital patients. cent history. Amongst my favougift’ this holiday season. To this end Canadian Blood Services Paul McGrath, Public Affairs rites were: is holding several blood donor clinics in • Country and Western sweetCanadian Blood Services the region in the next month, including heart Taylor Swift was dumped by then-boyfriend Joe Jonas during a 27-second phone call. CORRECTION • Kevin Federline (aka white In our Oct. 27 edition, the photograph Also, our headline inferred that prin- rapper K-Fed, yo) was dumped that ran on page 22 was credited courtecipal Ron Ferguson was kissing a rabbit by then-wife Britney Spears via a text message – all while docusy of Cath Clouthier. The photographer when, in fact, he was kissing a baby mentary TV cameras were rollwho took the photograph was Cheryl goat brought to the school by Baxter. ing to catch the drama. Baxter of Pakenham. We apologize for these omissions. See ‘BREAKING’, page 9

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FILL SALLY ANN KETTLES FOR NEEDY FAMILIES About $6,000 was raised in Carleton Place through the kettle campaign in 2010, which went towards Christmas hampers for needy families, which is the same goal amount for this year too. The same campaign raised $500 in Almonte last year, with a goal of $600 for this year, with the money going towards the local Lions club. Throughout Lanark County, the campaign raised about Photos by Desmond Devoy From left, volunteer Donna MacDonald; Maj. Malcolm Cameron and $280,000 last year in Carleton Place, Perth, Smiths Falls, and Maj. Faith Cameron, both of the Salvation Army; Melba Jarvis, Almonte Almonte. This year’s campaign and Carleton Place coordinator for the kettle campaign; and Patrice’s kicked off on Friday, Nov. 18. Independent Grocers manager Anne Marie Barr, in Almonte.

From left, Serge Robichaud, manager of Steve’s Independent Grocer; Melba Jarvis, Almonte and Carleton Place coordinator for the kettle campaign; Maj. Faith Cameron and Maj. Malcolm Cameron, both of the Salvation Army; and Maggie Swanson, manager of the Salvation Army’s thrift stores in Smiths Falls and Perth, in Carleton Place.

Breaking up is hard to do, but a little tact is nice Continued from page 8 • Matt Damon told Oprah Winfrey on her old syndicated daytime talk show that he had broken up with his Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver. Driver was watching the interview at the time and it was news to her. • Actor Daniel Day Lewis allegedly broke up with French actress Isabelle Adjani by fax – after finding out that she was

pregnant with his child. • Singer Phil Collins also allegedly broke up with one of his many ex-wives via fax too. • As his then-wife was recovering from cancer treatment, former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich came to visit her in hospital – and serve divorce papers on her. • A British couple divorced via Facebook. The husband changed his status

from “married” to “divorced.” In this instant age, the wife found out within minutes while she was at work. She raced home and demanded a few answers. He said they were through. Now, as if this wasn’t bad enough, big companies have also decided to jump on the bandwagon and actually cash in on people’s misery. There are now – I kid you not – breakup bears you can send, with the “Dear

John” letter attached, that will comfort the dump-ee, in an emotionally sensitive and available way that the dump-er clearly couldn’t. Oh, it gets better. There is now a card to give someone when you break up. It shows an elephant on the front, with the clear message “I’ll never forget you.” And, like most break-ups, it takes forever to clean up after elephants too.

Municipal Matters Thursday, November 24, 2011


Committee of the Whole at 6:00 p.m.

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Water & Sewer at 5:00 p.m.

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Roads & Public Works at 6:00 p.m.

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Help make Christmas special for area children in need. Visit the Angel tree at the Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road and Pakenham Library to choose an angel card. Drop off your card and a gift at the Municipal Office or Pakenham Library before Dec. 6, 2011.

CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY OR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY? Let us know so we can help honour the occasion! Congratulatory certificates are available for a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or anniversary of your organization. Residents of the Town of Mississippi Mills are invited to call Reception at the Municipal Office at 256-2064 ext. 221.


The Town is accepting applications from organizations seeking financial assistance in 2012. Application forms are available for pickup at the Municipal Office or on the Town’s website at All applications must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

ALMONTE WATER TOWER INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE The Town of Mississippi Mills will be proceeding with scheduled inspection and maintenance activities on the Almonte water storage tank on Paterson Street during the month of November. As part of these activities, the tower will be fully drained from November 22 - 28, 2011. During this time the water distribution system may experience variations in system pressure along with potential disturbance of sediment that could cause discoloration in the water. If reddish water should be observed residents are advised to run their cold water until the water returns to a clear condition. Water users are also advised that they

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THINKING WARM THOUGHTS PAYS OFF Winter is most definitely here, but the Carleton Place in Bloom committee and the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society met at the Garden of Remembrance on Friday, Nov. 18, to think warm thoughts about when the daffodils bloom in the spring time and, in the more immediate future, cashing in a cheque for $2,450, from fundraising efforts. At the ceremony in Carleton Place’s Riverside Park were Jan Hopkins, president of the Almonte, Carleton Place and Pakenham branch of the Cancer Society, Garden of Hope committee member Ronette Vines, Allison Kirk of the Cancer Society, and Catherine Wylie and Debby Lytle, both of the Garden of Remembrance and Carleton Place in Bloom committees.



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Celtic musicians entertained on a variety of instruments at a Cape Breton fundraiser for Haiti in Carleton Place Saturday.

‘Hug the Children of Haiti’ fundraiser Photo courtesy Doris Ohlmann

The Blossom Shop on Bridge Street in Carleton Place has a Mad Hatter Tea Party display, as shown. The Mudds will be having their own Mad Hatter Tea Party during the Alice in Wonderland production next door in the Town Hall the first two weekends of December.

Mudds to bring Alice in Wonderland to life on Carleton Place stage MS. WHITE RABBIT Mississippi Mudds

The White Rabbit is a character from the classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its countless film and television adaptations. However, the Rabbit you will meet in the Mudds next production, Alice in Wonderland, is like no other you have ever seen. “It’s me!” but you will have to wait to read your program to find out who I am? Showtime is less than two weeks away and I can’t tell you how excited I am for you to come with me to Wonderland! I will take you back in time to the amazing, magical world of Wonderland, not down the Rabbit Hole, but through the curtain to an incredible journey. You will meet my good friends, Alice, Gladys, Billy and Ernest and, of course, the weird and wacky citizens of Wonderland. I know for a fact they have sent their Sunday best clothes to Carleton Cleaners in preparation to meet you all. I have pulled my fluffiest outfit out of mothballs and I’m ready to charm you all. I will try my best to keep you up with the story, and make sure you don’t miss a thing ... so no sleeping in the back row,

I will find you and wake you up! I, however, doubt there will much time for napping; the music is amazing, the action is fast and you will fall in love with all the characters. One small warning: watch for the Evil Queen, the Queen of Hearts. Get your best “Boooooo” on when she arrives! That’s how you welcome her to the stage ... don’t forget. In the true fashion of English Panto’s, we cheer the heroes and we definitely Boooooo the villains. I’m counting on you all; so don’t forget. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and introducing you to all my friends in Wonderland. Please get your tickets soon; I understand they are going very, very quickly. Ok, I have to hop out of here and make sure everything is ready for your arrival. See you all opening night. Come out for this Mississippi Mudds pantomime treat Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 and 10 at 2 p.m. Matinees, $15, Evening performances, $20. Tickets are available at Arts Carleton Place at 613-257-2031. For more information, visit The Mudds thank the sponsors of the Alice Production: Giant Tiger, Riverview Seniors’ Residence and Valley Design.

CHRIS COUPER The Ottawa Cape Breton Session played to a full house for a Saturday evening fundraiser for earthquake victims in Haiti at the St. James Anglican Church in Carleton Place. The toe-tapping group of musicians lifted spirits with traditional tunes, featuring the culture of Cape Breton Island, to benefit ‘Hug the Children of Haiti’.

For their $10 ticket, audience members stepped out of the cold to be warmed by the energetic Ottawa-based Session. Performers charmed their way through the program of familiar and traditional tunes using fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar and piano. While traditional Celtic music features a familiar array of instruments, it is the prominent use of the piano that defines ‘Cape Breton music’ as a distinct style.

Photo courtesy Doug Smith

SERVING SENIORS The Carleton Place Sunset Club is set to begin its 15th year of offering cards, games, dinners and socializing to the 50+ residents of the area. New members are always welcome. For information, call 613-257-7483. The club’s annual general meeting Nov. 16 elected the following slate of offices. In the back, from left, are Dawn Staniforth, Diane Trottier - 2nd VP, Grete Halsall - 1st VP, Mae Campbell-Sinclair - secretary, Iona Gibson, Jim Strickland - treasurer, Doug Smith - past president; and in front Marg McGonegal, Joyce Graham, Heather Lovett - membership, Janet Davidson, and Russell Wark - president.



Chamber honours Argues, Halls and Don St. John Continued from Page 3

their excellent signage along the highway and marketing, that has promoted Mississippi Mills in a positive light. “We’re honoured to be given this chance today,” said Craig Hall. “We’re just really appreciative of members of the community who support us regularly and also contractors and everyone else who worked on the new building.”

The Argues were chosen for their involvement in community events over the past 35 years, especially in Pakenham. “There are lot of great volunteers there, and everybody does their bit to make the community work, so thank you all,” said Margie Argue.

The creativity and innovation award went to Craig and Amber Hall of Equator Coffee Roasters, which has recently moved into a new location in Almonte. The Halls were also nominated for the Community Involvement Award for their work with local Almonte-founded charity SchoolBox. The Halls’ nomination said that they have adopted a “principled approach to international trade that respects the en-

confidence of the other businesses on the street.” “I really didn’t expect this,” said St. John. “We make a small contribution, but this town and this community has been so inviting to us that we just love it here.”



Carleton Place Christmas Basket Program 2011

With a second store having opened in Pakenham, Don St. John Cindy Hobbs, Don St. John and RBC regional of Don’s Meat Market was the winmanager Sean Sweetman as St. John wins ner of the Economic Contribution the economic contribution award for Don’s Award. He has had a store in Almonte Meat Market. since 1998, and opened the second vironment and ensures a balance in the location this year. In making the relationship between producers and the nomination, Cathy Galbraith, coowner of Nicholson’s, said: “Don’s consumers.” The Halls were also congratulated for new store helped to renew the

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Kris Riendeau, Amber and Craig Hall and Adrian Ayotte after the Halls won the creativity and innovation award for Equator Coffee Roasters.

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Holiday train to return The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again in November, visiting more than 140 communities, including Smiths Falls and Lanark this weekend. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. The Holiday Train provides a box car stage and a line-up of musical talent. The brightly lit train will stop in Smiths Falls this Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Victoria Street station. It will arrive in Perth at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Wilson Street tracks.

Lanark church to host St. Andrew’s celebration A St. Andrew’s Day Celebration will be held in Lanark next week. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Scotland’s national day will feature parties galore in Scotland, events around the world, including a local celebration. Join the congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church in Lanark as they harken back to their Scottish roots and celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. The evening of fun and fellowship will be held in the United Church Hall at 115 Clarence St. at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door and the wearing of your favourite or family plaid is encouraged to add to the festivities - but all are welcome, plaid or not. Local entertainment for the evening will include Highland dancers Jaclyn and Charlotte Stewart; Men O’ the Clyde under the direction of Beverly Ferlatte; The St. Andrew’s Three of Allan Stewart (fiddle), Doug Davidson (guitar), and Grant McFarlane (piano); and a special guest appearance by the ‘Pie Piper’. Alex Cuthbertson will auction off some home-made pies and a silent auction of items and talents from the congregation and community will also be held. Scottish snacks and refreshments will be served and all proceeds will be directed to the care and upkeep and to help offset the cost of heating St. Andrew’s United Church this winter.

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CARLETON PLACE – The Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County has not forgotten about Carleton Place. The society normally holds its ‘First Link Learning Series’ workshops in Smiths Falls and Perth, but it is branching out to people in the Almonte-Carleton Place area who need information as they start out on their journey into dealing with dementia. “It (Carleton Place) has been a little bit Photo by Desmond Devoy neglected,” said Jammie Bannon, public education co-ordinator for the society. Jammie Bannon, public education co-ordi“We’re trying to open it up to this commu- nator for the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County, makes a point to Green Party cannity a little more.” The seminars down south are usually didate Scott Simser, as his translator, Shana held once or twice a year, and Bannon Perkins, uses sign language to translate the hopes that, if there is enough interest question for Simser in late September durshown in Carleton Place, this month’s in- ing a round-table discussion during the fiaugural seminar will be the first of three. nal week of the provincial election, at the “It’s a learning series trying to connect Almonte Curling Club. people with supports, what is ahead, what supports are available to them on this jour- covery, Bannon cautioned there is little hope of reversing the effects of vascular ney,” Bannon said. While the society does not want to scare dementia memory. anyone, there are some hard facts that families and victims have to face. Valley Small Engine & Marine Ltd. “We’re trying to get some honest information out there,” said Repairs and Service Bannon. “They are not sure where to most makes and to turn.” models of snow blowers Many of the questions are the and snowmobiles same, but no less poignant, including what the difference is between Alzheimer’s and dementia, what medication options are available, Oregon saw chains and what supports are available and accessories in stock for caregivers. “It’s a really common question,” said Bannon, of when people ask the difference between AlzheimFull line of ECHO er’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s equipment & accessories is a form of dementia, but she estimates that between 60 to 70 257-7032 • 11670 Hwy 7 per cent of dementia cases are LOCAL PICKUP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE R0011136729 Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s is a progressive degenerative brain disease, dementia can be caused by a heart attack or stroke or stroke, leading to changes in personality and loss of memory. Even if, for example, someone Established Family Business Since 1989 suffers a stroke, and as the brain connections re-attach during reEastern Ontario’s Leading

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“There are some dementias that are curable,” said Bannon, pointing to those caused by the likes of a urinary tract infection or medication complications. The information session will not just be hosted by the society, but by a number of community groups, including the Community Care Access Centre, Community and Primary Health Care, home support agencies, Bayshore Home Health, and the geriatric outreach team. The free four-part series begins today (Thursday, Nov. 24) at the Waterside Re-

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Family takes comfort in support from Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Program


t just over a year old, Lillian White was regularly constipated. Trips to the doctors didn’t help, and when she then developed bronchitis and pneumonia at 14 months old, her parents, Jodie and Greg, took her to the hospital for tests. Through x-rays, doctors detected a tumour on her spine and sent the Brockville girl and her family to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for further tests. The result was a nightmare for Jodie and Greg – neuroblastoma, a malignant tumour that develops from nerve tissue in various areas of the body, and has often spread already by the time it is diagnosed. At first, Lillian stayed at CHEO for treatments, with Jodie and Greg driving back and forth. While they didn’t use the volunteer-driver program, they had received financial assistance from the Canadian Cancer Society to help cover some of their transportation expenses – an assistance program in place for families who have a child living with cancer. After Lillian left the hospital, the family still had to go back and forth at least twice a month for treatments. They also had to watch her closely for any signs of fever, and rush her to the Brockville hospital if she did. While Lillian was young and, at five, doesn’t remember anything about her cancer treatments, Jodie admits that it was hard on her and her husband. They also have a seven-year-old daughter, Chloe-Faith, and a two-and-a-halfyear-old son, Allan. “The Canadian Cancer Society was fabulous,” she stressed. “It was nice to know that somebody was there to help us. “The community really came together for us a lot.” The White children recently lost a friend to cancer at Commonwealth Public School, which brought up some difficult questions. ChloeR0011192033



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Faith wants to know why Jenna, her friend, had cancer and she didn’t. With an aunt who is dying of cancer, Jodie sees the difference the Society can make in times of need. “It was horrible,” she says of her family’s dealings with cancer. “It brings tears every time I have to talk about it.” She welcomed the opportunity to talk about the Canadian Cancer Society, and what it does through the volunteerdriver program and its other support initiatives. The Lanark, Leeds and Grenville unit, has a goal to raise $25,000 for the Wheels of Hope campaign this year. The money will go toward the volunteer-driver program, which helps 953 adults and 13 children in the tri-county area. Forty drivers provided 3,928 rides last year, at a cost of $133,163 to the cancer society. At five, Lillian is doing well and hasn’t had a reoccurrence of cancer. She has a slight case of scoliosis in her spine and has difficulty walking long distances, but is fortunate that her cancer was detected early enough for treatment. If you would like to donate money to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments you can call (613) 267-1058 or 1 800 367-2913 or contribute online at The Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to partner with Metroland Media, Lake 88.1 FM and BNTV/BrockNews as sponsors of Wheels of Hope. About the Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. To learn more, visit www. or call the bilingual Cancer Information Service, toll-free, at 1 888 939-3333.

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Almonte artist’s works chosen to decorate Ottawa street KRISTY WALLACE

Ryan Lotecki of Almonte and Charlynne Lafontaine have been chosen to play an important role in Somerset Street West’s reconstruction. Their art work has been selected to decorate the streets in the Ottawa neighbourhood and bring a sense of identity to the area. “(We felt) fantastic,” said Lotecki, referring to when the pair found out their work had been chosen to line Somerset Street West. “Every time you win an opportunity to socially contribute from your area of study, it is both rewarding and humbling.” Basing its decision on resident feedback and comments from an open house recently held in Hintonburg, a city art selection committee chose Lotecki and Lafontaine’s work to be commissioned for the street’s reconstruction. The artist team will enhance lighting on Somerset Street West using a type of glass that will illuminate and cast colours and light against the sidewalk. Natural sunlight, and streetlights at night, will pass through the glass forms that are attached to the street poles by curved aluminum rods. There will also be sculptures in two specific areas along the street. To reflect the growth of the community, there will be 10 sculptures attached to a light pole at the Somerset Street West bridge. The sculptures are inspired by morphology, and the

glass forms on the bridge will morph from a seed pod to an open vessel to look like a flower blossoming. The second set of sculptures will be set up at the intersections of Rochester and Booth streets. These sculptures will be inspired by the Chinatown Royal Arch and will include blue, red, green, and gold glass forms. Lotecki said coming up with the idea was just a matter of the pair putting their heads together and applying their abilities as artists. He added that they had some ideas that evolved into what their work looks like now. “There were many ideas that, over the course of three months, streamlined into what we have now,” Lotecki said. He added that he hopes their work contributes to both the community, and the entire City of Ottawa. “The intent is always to create a pleasing environment,” Lotecki said. “If everywhere we looked were traffic signs and adverts, the aesthetic of any city would be deficient.” The City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program commissions artists’ work to be displayed in public spaces. It is funded by municipal development projects where one per cent of those funds are put aside for public art. Lotecki was one of the artists who was commissioned under this program to create the Wellington marbles that line Wellington Street West.




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15 Bridge St., Almonte. Proceeds go towards the Young Awards. Musical Night at Boyd’s United Church, 7 p.m. Free will offering, followed by lunch.

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 Advent in the Valley, with The Fumblin’ Fingers, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Pakenham, 4 p.m. Ham and beans to follow. Standing Room Only big band Tea and Dance, 1 to 4 p.m., Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St. Call 613-692-5380 for details. $12 at the door, cash only.

THURSDAY, NOV. 24 Part one of the free “First Link Learning Series – What Is Dementia? Brain and Behaviour” for people diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers at Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Ave. Carleton Place, 1 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Alzheimer Society of Lanark County. For more information, please call Jammie Bannon at 613-2640307 or 1-800-511-1911 or

MONDAY, NOV. 28 Almonte and District Horticultural Society annual general meeting and Christmas potluck, 6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church. Elections and awards night. Bring an item for the silent auction. Call 613-256-5155 for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30 “Adventures Near and Far,” talk and visuals of canoeing/ kayaking to Barron R. Canyon and Nahanni River, Northwest Territories. Silent auction, dessert, $10 gift card included to Vamos Outdoor Wear included in ticket price. $10 for adults, $5 for student, $12 at the door. 6 p.m., Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St. Call Doug Younger-Lewis at 613-256-2738 for details. Today and tomorrow, auditions for the Mississippi Mudds spring production, Noises Off, a three-act play. Five men and four women are needed. Auditions will be held in the main floor meeting room at the Carleton Place arena, 75 Neelin St., 7 to 10 p.m. Show dates are April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. For details, and to book an audition time, contact Don Lee at 613-253-1571 or email Community Flu Clinic, Carambeck Public School, 351 Bridge St., Carleton Place, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. For more information, please call the Health Action Line at 1-800-660-5853

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YARD OF THE WEEK’S TRIUMPHANT HOLIDAY RETURN Trust Yvonne Kilpatrick, owner of The Blossom Shop, 167 Bridge St., to wow us with their current seasonal display, featuring Alice in Wonderland. The Carleton Place in Bloom Committee is kicking off its four-week holiday season Yard of the Week segment on this page by celebrating this 30-year-old business that has been a staple of downtown Carleton Place. If you would like to nominate a festive front yard, please contact Audrey at 613-253-2095. or 613-345-5685 or go online to

p.m., Almonte Civitan Hall main hall, 500 Almonte St.

Mills Home Support Corporation Golden Oldies Lunch, at the Mills offices, 67 Industrial Ave., Almonte. Tickets, $9. Free transportation and entertainment provided by Eric Pottle. Call Home Support to reserve at 613-256-4700.

Alain Miguelez speaks on the topic “Ottawa: A City Grows Up,” as part of the Almonte lecture series at the Almonte United Church hall, 106 Elgin St., 7:30 p.m.

Talk by author Nerys Parry on “Getting Your Book Published,” 7 p.m. at Palms Coffee Shop, 78 Mill St., Almonte. Call 613-256-9090 for details. Community Primary Health Care weekly drop-in fitness classes for people over age 50, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion branch 192, 177 George St., Carleton Place.

FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Blood Donor Clinic, 2 to 7:30

Family Movie Night, 7 p.m. hosted by the Beckwith Youth Committee, featuring the animated movie Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, at Beckwith Township council chambers, 1702 Ninth Line Rd. Free admission, canteen will be open.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 Ladies Auxiliary Fall Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion branch 192, 177 George St., Carleton Place.

Music in the Village, an evening of music and entertainment, Ashton United Church, 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Beckwith Township Christmas Craft Show, Beckwith Public School gym, 1523 Ninth Line Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 exhibitors, lunch counter. Cash donations will be collected for the Lanark County Food Bank. For details, call 613-435-8929. Mr. Fezzywig’s Victorian Christmas Party and Fine Art Auction, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond St. East, Almonte. Performances by The Barley Shakers and Valley Voice Choir. Mulled wine and minced tarts available. Admission, $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Opens at 6:45 p.m. Tickets available at Baker Bob’s, 73 Little Bridge

St., ALmonte, at the museum, and through the web site, The Carleton Place Business Improvement Area’s annual Santa Claus Parade. Theme: “A Christmas Gift.” Starting at 5 p.m. at Carambeck Public School, travelling south down Bridge Street. Afterwards, revelers are invited to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, 211 Lake Ave. East, for free hot chocolate, caroling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Write letters to Santa Claus at the Moore House, intersection of Bridge and Mill Streets, 2 to 4 p.m. For details, call Jessica Smith at 613-257-1690. Photos with Santa Claus, noon to 4 p.m., at BH Photography,


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If you see a few extra players on the ice during a minor hockey practice at the Carleton Place arena and think they look a little too tall for that age group, you may be right. Members of the Carleton Place Canadians Junior A team are helping lead minor hockey practices this year, and skated with the PeeWee C team on Nov. 16. “A great opportunity for the team to be inspired by some of our own local hockey heroes,” said peewee head coach Robin Mulloy. Billet co-ordinator Crystal Koskie has been getting the players involved in the community, running local practices and acting as reading buddies once at week at St. Gregory’s Primary School in Carleton Place. Current team scoring leader Shayne Morrissey took the lead for the players and offered to run the practices throughout the year, bringing along different teammates each time. “It’s something that I’ve always enjoyed doing, just being about to get in the ice with the kids and just try and help someone improve the game,” Morrissey said. “And have fun, because that’s one of the main reasons that we go on the ice.” Morrissey has been coaching hockey at summer programs for four years back home in Newfoundland, so running a minor hockey practice has become second nature to the St. John’s player. He grew up playing in the summer hockey programs at Xtreme Hockey School and eventually transitioned into coaching at the camps. It was a natural fit for work in the community, but Mulloy was so impressed

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Shayne Morrissey, a star player for the Carleton Place Canadians Junior A team, was leading the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association PeeWee C team practice on Nov. 16, along with three of his teammates. The players are leading minor hockey practices throughout the year, and donating tickets to an upcoming game to the teams. with the Canadians and Morrissey that he wrote a letter to Carleton Place mayor Wendy LeBlanc the day after they helped him coach. “Like you, I have always known that the Canadians are here in town, but it wasn’t until last night that I truly appreciated the value they bring to our community and its youth,” he wrote. He said that he was expecting that one,

schools in the future. “Whatever feels like it’s the best for me.” Mulloy sent an email to Morrissey’s coach, Jason Clarke, who started the Canadians as Junior A team in 2009, to tell him he should be extremely proud of the organization that he’s built in Carleton Place. “The actual implementation was flawless and an absolute blast for everyone involved,” he said. The practice was able to end on a unique note as well, as Morrissey showed off his unique trick shot that is currently in the running for the TSN Advil Highlight of the Month contest - and he is now asked to do every time he gets on the ice with the kids. He first did it a year and a half ago, the day before he left Newfoundland for Carleton Place, and lucky enough, when he made the shot and the campers all erupted in cheers, someone was filming. It’s now a popular request when he steps on the ice with players who have seen the video online. And at the end of the day, that’s what he said is the most important part of hockey - enjoying yourself. Mulloy said that the message came out loud and strong to his players, who learned that hockey is a mix of working hard, having fun, and learning, from players he called “great role models for our younger kids.” “The main thing for me is to have fun, it’s just a game - especially for the kids,” Morrissey said. “If I’m not having fun, I wouldn’t want to be doing it.” To vote for Morrissey’s trick shot, visit as ‘Fun at Xtreme Hockey - Shayne Morrissey’. If he wins, he could take home $25,000. Voting closes at the end of November.

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Canadians set to face Nepean The Carleton Place Canadians geared up for a home-and-home showdown with Yzerman Division-leading Nepean this week by doubling Hawkesbury 4-2 Friday and blanking Kanata 6-0 Sunday. The Canadians, who are tied for the lead in the Robinson Division with Brockville Braves with 42 points and two games in hand, were scheduled to play in Nepean Wednesday (after press deadline) and then back home this Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:45 p.m. It’s a busy time for the Canadians who travel to Hawkesbury and Kanata for games Sunday and Tuesday before a homeand-home with Brockville Dec. 2 and 4. In the win over Kanata, Daniel Kolenda scored two goals for CP, while Shayne Morrissey tallied his 20th goal and added three helpers to give him 53 points.

maybe two players would come to the team’s Wednesday night practice, and offer some words of advice. “When the time came, our team was met with five Canadians players who were not only happy to run the practice, but were genuinely interested in being there to work and play with the kids. What a great experience for the kids who had the opportunity to spend some time and have fun with players who may one day be seen playing in the NHL,” Mulloy wrote. “Even after practice and while the kids hounded the players for autographs, the players acted more like big brothers and took the time to lend each of my players a few minutes of their time. There was no sense of rush, or inconvenience and the attitude was upbeat and fun throughout the whole time we were with them.” Each team the Canadian players coach receive free tickets for a Canadians game at home, so the PeeWee C team received free tickets to the home game played Sunday against the Kanata Stallions. It was the fourth practice that the Canadians have lead, with more on the way in the new year. “We’re going to have to end up doing every team in minor hockey by the time the season’s over,” Morrissey said. “It’s going to be pretty busy, but it’s good for the community and it’s nice to get out. The kids enjoy us being there.” While some players are full-time high school students, Morrissey has graduated and is currently taking an online course through Memorial University to get a start on post-secondary education. He’s speaking with several schools for a fall 2013 start date, so could have another season left to play with the Canadians. “I’ve pretty much just entertained every option,” he said, when it comes to


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Kanata Stallions’ Curtis Watson give Carleton Place right winger, Luke Martin, a nudge, as Martin fights to keep his stick on the puck during Sunday’s game in Carleton Place, won by the Canadians 6-0 in their home rink.

Local hockey fans will receive a special Christmas treat this year when some of the top junior players from Ontario and Quebec descend on the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre for the firstever Central Canada All-Star Challenge from Dec. 27 to 29. The event, hosted by the Central Canada Hockey League, will feature eight teams made up of players from the Yzerman and Robinson divisions of the CCHL, the East, South, North and West divisions of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, as well as a team from both the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The tournament will see the eight teams split into two pools of four for round-robin contests on Dec. 27 and 28, featuring games of two 20-minute halves. The top two teams from each pool will take part in the semi-finals Dec. 29, with the winners playing for the champion-

ship later in the day. Rosters will be announced in early December. For the CCHL teams, they will be the same squads as those that take part in the league All-Star game on Dec. 26. Sheldon Keefe of the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Peter Goulet of the Nepean Raiders will coach the Yzerman Division team while Ian MacInnis of the Cornwall Colts and Jason Clark of the Carleton Place Canadians will be in charge of the Robinson Division squad. The coaches will select their respective teams, and each club in the league must be represented. Rosters will be made up of a combination of the top prospects, including those who have been selected to Team Canada and players rated by the National Hockey League central scouting bureau, as well as NCAA Division One and Team East prospects, who will be given preference by the coaches. Each squad can contain a maximum of five 20-year-old players.

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Thunder to help raise funds for breast cancer research with ‘Pink at the Rink’ game Saturday in Almonte nual game event raising funds for breast cancer research. The team hopes to add to their cumulative total of about $7,000 raised for breast cancer research over the past two years. Tickets will be sold at the door with the silent auction taking place in the Curling Rink lounge adjacent to the Almonte Arena lobby. Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Canadian Women’s Hockey team captain and analyst on TSN and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, is ICEd PINK’s honorary spokesperson. “I’m so proud to be the honorary spokesperson for ICEd PINK,” she said. “As the former captain of Team Canada’s Women’s Olympic team, I’m passionate about hockey. As a woman, I’m passionate about finding a way to help create a future without breast cancer. “It’s exciting to sharpen my skates for this cause - I’m thrilled that hockey can help make a difference.” This year marks the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Founded in 1986, a small but determined group of women and men decided to put a stake in the ground and establish the first volunteer-led grassroots organization in Canada devoted exclusively to breast cancer research, health promotion and advocacy. Its mission is to create a future without breast cancer through reducing the number of people diagnosed, reducing mortality from breast cancer, and improving quality of life for those affected. The foundation directs donor dollars

Lowry scores two more in Thunder loss The Almonte Thunder Junior B hockey team ran into a hot goaltender last Friday and fell 8-4 at home to Stittsville Royals. Stittsville has moved into a tie with Almonte for third place in the Valley Division with 16 points, but the Thunder have two games in hand. Almonte squandered

a 2-1 first-period lead, as the Royals outscored the Thunder 4-1 in the second and 3-1 in the third. Derek Lowry continued his hot hand for Almonte, with two of his team’s goals. Kyle Kileen and Andrew Rowbotham had the others. Lowry is the Valley Division’s top scorer and is third overall with 28 goals

and 21 assists. Royal goalie Erik Miksik made 42 saves, while Thunder keeper Troy Anderson faced 32 shots. The Thunder host Arnprior this Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the annual ‘Pink in the Rink’ game, before heading to Shawville Sunday to play the Pontiacs in a 7 p.m. tilt.

Top provincial high school football players at Beckwith Saturday DESMOND DEVOY

BECKWITH TOWNSHIP – This Grey Cup weekend, while the Blue Bombers may be taking on the Lions in Vancouver, you can catch the best of the best of provincial high school football action at Beckwith Park. The rumble on Ninth Line Road takes place this Saturday, Nov. 26 as Notre Dame Catholic High School of Carleton Place hosts the National Capital Bowl, featuring the best of OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) football teams from across the province.

The senior game at noon sees the EOSSA (Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association) senior football defending champions from 2010, Arnprior and District High School, face another challenge from the team from Adam Scott Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Peterborough. Arnprior edged Adam Scott in a nailbiter in last year’s final. The junior game at 2 p.m. will see St. Mary Catholic High School from Brockville take on Moira Secondary School from Belleville. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

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The Almonte Thunder Junior B hockey team is again helping with a special game to raise awareness and funds for the battle against breast cancer. Fans are urged to turn out in force this Saturday, Nov. 26 to back the team in its ICEd PINK game. The festivities, known in Almonte as Pink at the Rink, get underway at 7:30 p.m. The Thunder will be facing off against the Arnprior Packers at their home rink. The event has great personal meaning for many local hockey fans, including Thunder executive member Kim Julian, because of family dealings with cancer. The Ontario Region of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) has organized the ICEd PINK hockey fundraising program to help Ontario’s local hockey teams “make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.” By registering for the program, teams pledge their time, energy and a portion of all proceeds raised to CBCF-Ontario and its vision of creating a future without breast cancer - a disease with which one in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed in her lifetime. Motivated by a recent diagnosis of breast cancer in the family - his wife Julie was diagnosed with the disease two years ago - Kim Julian, treasurer of the Almonte Thunder, and his Valley division Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League team went to work for the cause. The 16- to 21-year-old players who hail from the surrounding Almonte area are highly motivated be host their ICEd PINK game. This will mark the team’s third an-



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Ali Morton is ADHS Athlete of the Month BY BRIER DODGE

The Almonte Junior girls basketball Thunderbolts, unperturbed by their six seed ranking, won the Eastern Ontario championship in Renfrew last Wednesday. The winning team members, in front from left, are Jillian Larkin, Caitlin Kubiseski, Rachel Schumacher, Erin Atkinson, Alison Toshack and Lindsey Lowry; and standing coach Adrienne McEwen Maggie Oatman, Darby O’Connor, Reagan Bolton, Maddy Skepple, Natalie Mosley, Haley Giles, Tia Kleiboer and parent coach Laurie Mosley. Photo by Peter Clark

Junior Thunderbolts win EOSSA championship PETER CLARK

The Almonte Thunderbolts junior girls basketball team was the bottom seed of six teams at EOSSAA in Renfrew Nov. 16, but being the home to basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith must mean something. The Thunderbolts outlasted top-seed Rothwell-Osnabruck in a hair-raising final 46-45 to capture the Eastern Ontario title. Coach Adrienne McEwen called it a “fantastic” game, with Al-

monte leading by as much as eight points in the final quarter before the Cornwall area team started sinking three-pointers. “However, our zone defense held together” and the Bolts held on to be crowned the top junior A basketball team in Eastern Ontario. Almonte had opened the tournament by upsetting number-two seed North Grenville Knights 25-20 and followed up with a 41-39 win over unbeaten Renfrew County champion Opeongo Wildcats.

McEwen noted her team’s seeding was likely the result of its fourth-place regular season finish in which it competed against several larger ‘AA’ schools. Meanwhile, Almonte hosted the senior girls basketball EOSSAA last week, with the Thunderbolts losing to top-seed North Grenville in the semi-finals after a 42-35 victory over Vankleek Hill and a loss to eventual tournament champions Rideau Lions from Elgin. With files from John Carter

ALMONTE – Ali Morton, a Grade 12 Almonte District High School student, has been chosen as the athlete of the month. Morton is a star player for the senior girls’ basketball team, which hosted EOSSAA last week. She plays a variety of positions, performing for the team as a ‘power shooter’, as she put a lot of points on the board for the Bolts this season. Athletic director Chris Spratt chose Morton for her strong level of play over four years of basketball at ADHS. Just because basketball season for the girls at ADHS is over, doesn’t mean she’s packing up her gear. Morton keeps busy with basketball outside of school, playing for the Ottawa Capitals in the provincial wide program. She is focused on getting into a university with a strong nursing program next year, potentially Queen’s in Kingston, but she hopes to be able to play varsity basketball as well.

Photo by Brier Dodge

Ali Morton is Almonte High School’s Athlete of the Month Morton wears a Bolts jersey most of the year as well, playing on the girls’ soccer and volleyball teams.

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With the performances over for the top 15, and the judges final five selected, an enthusiastic Lanark County audience of over 350 watched the top performers play their hearts out before voting for the winners in this year’s edition of the Valley Players My Town’s Got Talent. Held at the Almonte and District High School on Oct. 22, the night displayed talent from across Lanark County, from musicians to singers to bands to a slam poet, and a contortionist. The celebrity judges - Noreen Young, Dan Gignac, and Laurie Dickson - had to make some tough choices, and finally selected as the final five singers Kasha Lehovich, Lisa Phinney, Hayley Hanks, violinist Danny Albert and drumming group Impact. Calming their excitement af-

ter making it to the final, the five all mounted the stage to perform one more time for the audience, who then voted for their choice as the best talent in Lanark County. During the vote counting, last year’s second-place winner, Jordan Macintosh, who just finished winning Ottawa’s Idol competition, entertained the audience with two of his songs. When the final vote tally was in, first place went to Almonte’s Impact Drumming Group (Aaron Francis, Jason Koster, Gavin Deutscher; Wesley Albert, Liam Mansfield, Robin Gawn), who will share the top prize of $400, plus a $250 mini multi-track recording system from Rideau River Music. Violinist Danny Albert from Almonte was second and received $300, plus $100 in music

lessons from Mississippi Mills Musicworks, while Kasha Lehovich of Perth, who came third, walked away with $200. In fourth was Hayley Hanks, followed by Lisa Phinney in fifth. They received $50 each. All of the other contestants received $20 each. The other big winner for the night was the United Way Lanark County. Admission to the finale was by donation, and at the end of the night, the generous audience had donated nearly $1,100 towards the annual campaign. Sarah Bridson, executive director of the United Way, said: “All of the money raised will go towards youth related activities sponsored by the five youth centres based in Lanark County (Take Young People Seriously – TYPS – of Almonte, Carleton Place and Dis-

trict Youth Centre, Lanark Highlands Youth Centre, Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth, and the YAK Youth Centre Perth), who provide valuable services to the youth of our county.” In addition, the centres were also involved in the audition process for the contest, with youth helping during the welcome and registration process. “Lanark County showed the how much talent there is out there,” noted artistic director and emcee for the show, Jeff Gourgon, “and the young artists were able to put on a fantastic show.” Sponsors included: Metroland Media Group, Lake 88.1, L&D Tool and Dies, Don’s Meat Market, the Legions of Almonte and Perth, Villeneuve Fine Wood

Works, GMJ Plumbing, and Almonte Valley Players. “We owe (sponsors) a big thank you, as with their support, the event was completely self-sufficient. This allowed us to reward all of the 15 final participants for their time, and pay for all of the service we used. The volunteers who helped out on the production itself were really great as well.” When asked if there will be another edition next year, Gourgon gave a big smile and said, “You bet there will! We will look for even more talent in Lanark County – so youth across the county should start now for the 2012 edition of My Town’s Got Talent!” Submitted by the Lanark County United Way

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Plenty of things cooking at the TYPS Youth Centre JULIE WILLBOND TYPS Youth Centre

The first few months of the school year have been busy ones at TYPS Youth Centre in Almonte. The drop-in centre has been maintaining a steady pace, with anywhere from 20 to 70 youth dropping by every evening after school. We’ve also run a number of special events, both in the centre and in the community.

One ongoing event that has been running since the middle of the summer is regular intergenerational cooking activities in our kitchen. A number of seniors from The Mills Community Support have been coming by roughly once a month, and collaborating with youth from the community on everything from pies and jams to soups and salads with fresh produce from our community garden. Most recently, the group made a spicy

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Ten questions on the environment: This is the second installment of my new venture, in which I ask various well-known people in our community about their views on the environment. If you have been following my column for the last year and a half, you have a good idea of my opinions. Now I’d like you to hear from others, and I’ also like to hear from you. Pease let Canadian Gazette readers know that there are many of us who feel the environment is not getting the attention and protection it needs and deserves. Noreen Young has willingly agreed to explain her views on the environment by answering my 10 questions. For those of you who may not know her, she is an Almonte resident who has played a huge part in helping to foster awareness of Mississippi Mills as a thriving arts community. She was the designer, writer, and executiveproducer for the CBC children’s show ‘Under the Umbrella Tree’. 1. What is your name and occupation? Noreen Young, Puppeteer, Artistic Director of Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival. 2. List five words that best de-

around and see what is happening to our beautiful planet and our environment. We can think about what we do. 8. What are you doing to improve your carbon footprint? In order to improve my carbon footprint, I try to conserve electricity and gas in my home, fuel in my car, and to re-cycle. 9. If you had a million dollars to spend on the environment, what would you do? If I had a million dollars to spend on the environment, I would subsidize a commuter service to Ottawa. 10. If you were to send a twitter message (140 characters or less) to our Prime Minister about the environment, what would it say? My twitter to Prime Minister Harper would be: Please protect our arable land from building development. We need it more and more for food production.

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Could it be that the Almonte moose has moved south to the Perth area? Wendy’s Restaurant customers witnessed an unusual sight on a sunny Saturday morning in Perth – a moose hanging out in the back parking lot. While none of the employees saw the moose on Nov. 5, they were notified of its presence later on, manager Shelley McCurdy said. Moose are still rare in this area, though there have been a few sightings within recent years, said Scott Smithers, a biologist with the Kemptville district of the Ministry of Natural Resources. “Moose are mobile, they move around and occasionally they wander down into Perth and Carleton Place and Almonte,” he said. “This isn’t something new. It’s unusual, but in any one given year there are a couple reports, if not in Perth then in places similar to Perth.” A moose caused quite a furor in the Almonte area Sept. 30 before being tranquilized and exiled to the backwoods. “We’re right on the fringe of



what’s considered to be moose habitat,” Smithers said. “You get into the area north of Perth moving up toward Lanark and then west as well toward Bancroft – you’re more likely to see them there.” Moose aren’t typically dangerous, though hitting one with a vehicle can be, he said. “They have poor eyesight; they’re a big animal,” he said. “Like a deer when they’ve been caught in the headlights, they’re temporarily blinded and they just stand there.” People who report moose sightings are generally excited about having seen one, he added. “It’s more of a thrill than anything when people get the opportunity to see a moose, especially where they’re not expecting it,” he said. Moose are the largest member of the deer family and can weigh up to 600 kilograms. Smithers said people shouldn’t be worried about moose becoming too prevalent in the area; sightings are still few and far between. “It’s not something I would be too, too concerned about,” he said. “It’s just something cool to happen in Perth on a weekend.”

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At the same time, Royal Wood delivers another of his next studio album, he was also writing collection of heartrending Wood has embarked on a nalyrics, perfecting his and honest tales of love, loss tional ‘Sneak Peak’ tour. In the last two months has craft of balladry and and life more impressive played to sold-out houses in pop music, and begin- than the last. It now seems more than Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, ning his musical caever that Wood has found his Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonreer. ton, Toronto and PeterborHe released two voice. “This record is about the ough. EPs, The Milkweed Royal Wood can be seen in 2002 and Tall Tales duality of life and how, at in 2006, both of which times, I seemingly waited in concert at the Almonte IAN DOIG for the mirrored experience Old Town Hall on Nov. 26 at were well received. Theatre News 8 p.m. The opening act is ToHis break came in to return,” says Wood. “I went through so many ronto folk/rock artist Sarah 2007 when his album First off, a big round of apA Good Enough Day severe shifts personally and Burton whose steady soulful plause is due to the troupes and was featured on Grey’s all of that turbulence led to voice tells tales of life, beaushows from our area who comAnatomy. That earned serious thought and reflec- ty, strength and weariness. ported themselves so outstandingDoors open at 7:30 p.m. him an international tion. That is why these songs ly in November’s Eastern Ontario following and enough were born and why they are Single tickets are available Drama League One-Act Festival. of an income to allow my most personal and intro- in advance or at the door and Despite strong competition cost $27 ($12 for students). him to quit his day spective to date.” from as far away as Peterborough, A much better deal, howIn addition to his recordjob on Bay Street and Belleville and Ottawa, our area devote himself to his ings, Wood has a healthy ever, is to buy a season’s pass brought home the lions share of list of achievements to his for $88, giving admission music. awards, including: Since then he has credit. He was nominated to all four concerts in the • The Penny Arril Award for recorded an EP The for Songwriter of the Year series and ensuring you retechnical merit - Valley Players, Almonte for lighting and sound in Those Who Can, Do; • The Peterborough Theatre Guild Adjudicator’s Award for Ensemble Acting - The Christmas Tree (Studio Theatre Productions, Perth); • Peterborough Examiner’s Award for Visual Production Mail Order Annie (Studio Theatre Productions, Perth); • The Mae Carmichael Award for Acting (Female) - Danielle MacDonald in Mail Order Annie; • Nepean Little Theatre Award for Acting (Female) - Ann Hartry in This is a Play (Theatre Night in Merrickville). Congratulations to all of the winners, and to the troupes they so ably represented – and note, ® please, that these were only the local winners. 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My enthusiastic congratulations to all. Folkus kicks off its 20112012 concert series at the Almonte Old Town Hall this Saturday, Nov. 26 with Toronto singer-songwriter Royal Wood. Wood has been described as an upscale Tom Waits, complete with piano, with a smooth, rich voice and truly memorable romantic lyrics. He has a reputation for connecting with his audi-


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If you’re still looking to cross off people to buy for on your good girl and boy list, area churches and schools have got you covered with bazaars to beat the band. And, once you’ve shopped ‘til you dropped, why not remember the reason for the season with a bit of seasonal entertainment? There’s plenty on tap for the next few weekend’s leading up to the big day, which is only 31 sleeps away (and no, Virginia, naps don’t count.) CHRISTMAS SALES • Saturday, Nov. 26: Beckwith Township Christmas Craft Show, Beckwith Public School gym, 1523 Ninth Line Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 40 exhibitors, lunch counter. Cash donations will be collected for the Lanark County Food Bank. For details, call 613-435-8929. • Saturday, Dec. 3: Christmas Treasures Craft Fair at Cornerstone Community Church, at the Almonte roundabout, Concession 11A at County Road 49, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, baked goods and more. Soup and sandwich lunch available. For information, please call 613-699-6179. • Saturday, Dec. 3: Firefighters annual Christmas Tree sale, running Saturdays and Sunday from Dec. 3 until Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Old Township Garage on March Road between Bear Hill and Highway 417. Douglas firs and spruce trees ranging from six to 10 feet tall, $40 to $50.

proceeds going towards the graphs with Father Christmas, only. Please contact the Home munity voices, accompanied by Lanark County Food Bank. Re- skating and snowshoeing. Call Support office at 613-256-4700 a Celtic winds consort, 7:30 p.m., to reserve your seat on Gus the St. Andrew’s United Church, 613-256-3610 or freshments following the show. • Tuesday, Dec. 13: Christmas Bus. • Saturday, Dec. 10: Christ2585 County Rd. 29, Pakenham. • Sunday, Dec. 18: Brunch mas dance, featuring the Glen Around the World concert by Donations to the Lanark Silverson Band, 8 p.m. to mid- the Carleton Place Town Sing- with Santa Claus in St. Mary’s County Food Bank gratefully night. Hosted by St. Andrew’s ers, 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Pres- Roman Catholic church parish accepted. Call 613-624-5400 for United Church at the Stewart byterian Church, 39 Bridge St., hall, 28 Hawthorne Ave., Car- details. Community Centre, 112 Mac- Carleton Place. Admission $10. leton Place, afFarlane St., Pakenham. Light Snow date, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 ter both Sunday masses. lunch. Tickets, $12, available at p.m., same location. • Sunday, • Thursday, Dec. 15: Mills The Spectacle Shoppe, 10 Houston Dr., Nicholson’s and The Home Support Christmas Light Dec. 18: TapGeneral Store in Almonte, and Tour of Almonte and area, fol- estry of Light the Anrprior Book Shop, 152 lowed by hot apple cider and Celtic ChristColdwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd. BROKERAGE John St. North. Call 613-624-5400 homemade cookies at the Wa- mas concert, 23 Beckwith St. N., Suite 203, Lisa Brennan-Trudel terford Tea Room. Donations featuring comfor details. Sales Representative*** Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2 An Independently Owned and Operated Member Broker of Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada 613-283-7788 ext. 27 • Saturday, OPEN HOUSE/FEATURE HOME Dec. 10: Fifth 5 Florence St. Annual Kin4 bedroom home on a large tail Country 90’ x 120’ lot, den, decking, Corporation Christmas, 10 large kitchen, central air, a.m. to 4 p.m., Home Support Program garage/workshop. Mill of KinSaturday, Nov. 26 tail Conserva“MEALS ON WHEELS” 1-2 p.m. tion Area, 2854 VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED! Ramsay Concession Eight, Do you have an hour a week, bi-weekly or monthly to spare? Mississippi Home Support volunteers deliver hot nutritious lunchtime meals The Municipalities of Beckwith, Carleton Mills. Admisto seniors & adults with physical disabilities Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark sion, $15 per Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, in Almonte, Ramsay & Area vehicle. Crafts, Perth, Smiths Falls Tay Valley ask you to treasure hunt, CALL 9-1-1. Please call Home Support at 613-256-4700 fire-side stofor more information about all our volunteer opportunities ries, horseƒ If someone is hurt and needs help drawn wagon ƒ If someone is Taking or Damaging Someone else’s Property rides, holiday ƒ If you see someone hurting music, chilsomeone else (an Act of Violence) dren-only gift ƒ If you see a Fire Out of Control Member Agency shop, photoR0011191372 R0011191960


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• Sunday, Nov. 27: Advent in the Valley, with The Fumblin’ Fingers, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Pakenham, 4 p.m. Ham and beans to follow. • Sunday, Dec. 4: The Linda Silver Trio performs a Christmas concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge St., Carleton Place, 2 p.m. Freewill offering. Refreshments available. Sing along with your favourite Christmas carols. Featuring the vocal skills of Linda Silver, Ken Furnell and Rev. Larry Paul. • Tuesday, Dec. 6: Christmas Concert, featuring the Arnprior Community Choir, at St. Peter Celestine Roman Catholic church, 7 p.m., Pakenham. Tickets available at Arnprior Book Store, 152 John St. North, Royal Bank of Canada, 2534 County Road 29, Pakenham, and Kinburn Farm Supply, 3131 Kinburn Side Rd., or by calling 613-256-4760. • Thursday, Dec. 8: Christmas Cantata, 7:30 p.m., Almonte Presbyterian church, 111 Church St., Almonte, performed by the Renfrew Presbyterian Chancel Choir. Free-will offering, with

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Girl Guides hold festive bazaar SAM COOLEY Canadian Gazette

To the editorial staff of The Canadian Gazette, the end of November brings about a season before Christmas, known as Bazaar Season. One such event is the annual Girl Guide’s bazaar that took place last Saturday. The bazaar included more vendors this year than previous years. “The bazaar this year has been great so far,” said Debbie Burn. “This is the first time we have had this much space.” This year’s Girl Guide Bazaar was held upstairs in the Carleton Place Community Centre. According to Burn, an organizer for the Carleton Place Girl Guides group, it is the first year that the Girl Guide Bazaar was

Appleton residents, Susan and Melodie Hudder, stand for their photo to be taken in front of their crafts and Christmas decorations at the Girl Guide Bazaar above the Carleton Place Community Centre on Nov 19. Photos by Sam Cooley

hosted above the arena instead of inside Carleton Place’s St. James Anglican Church. This year’s silent auction had over 20 items that people could bid on. “The maple syrup has got the most

interest,” said Michele Taylor, one of the Girl Guides leaders. The large container of maple syrup, donated to the auction by Carleton Place Mayor Wendy Leblanc, attracted the most attention.

Standing over a foot tall, this large jug of Jameswood Maple Syrup, produced by Dwight James and family in Lanark County, was the most sought after silent auction prize at the Girl Guide Bazaar on Nov. 19


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• Merchant’s Fair – starting at 10 a.m. at the Crystal Palace • Code’s Mill Atrium – 11 a.m. PDCI Band – 2 p.m. Saints & Sinners • Stone Cellar – 2-4 p.m. 3 Fine Italian Wines for $10. Winners of the $100 Gift Certifcate to local restaurants: Brian Houlahan & Doris Alberts

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In Beckwith Township last week, Doreen and Ernie Trimble had four evening grosbeaks come to their garden. We have not seen many of these finches this year, but perhaps they will stay for winter. On the Mississippi River, Carleton Place, Mike Logan called to report the family of trumpeter swans at the west end of Lake Avenue. A first time reporter from Carleton Place, Carol Stephen, emailed about a male hairy woodpecker on her fence, plus several black-capped chickadees busy in her yard. Up in Pakenham Ward, on Nov. 13, Ray Holland spotted a northern shrike, another bird from the north. Driving in that ward on Nov. 16, the only birds I saw were two blue jays, plus 200 Canada geese floating on the river. The new birding store in Almonte, Gilligallou, has been open for six weeks now. In the Heritage Court, it is well laid out, with books, feeders, bird seed of different types, bird houses, and sighting equipment. Louise and Bob, the owners, want to present people interested in birding with resources and service that will enhance their enjoyment of the natural world of birds. The birdseed offered comes from an Ontario source, and is cleanly prepared at the company headquarters. If millet is in the mix, it is not from weeds. I enjoyed my visit last week. You may find a surprise gift for someone for the holiday season. In Clayton, at Linn Bower, Bob Moulton called with a question about our American robins. He had seen them last week at home, and wondered if he was seeing robins this late in the year. Cliff Bennett, my husband, talked with him, assuring him that the robins were definitely appearing at feeders locally. Please call Lynda at 613-2565013, or email with bird reports.


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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL RELATING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN FIVE YEAR REVIEW Pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act R.S.O., 1990 the Town of Carleton Place will hold a Special Meeting of Council to discuss the revisions that may be required to the Town of Carleton Place Official Plan through the Five-Year Official Plan Review on:


Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:00 p.m. Council Chambers - Carleton Place Town Hall 175 Bridge Street

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING is to provide the public with an opportunity to identify revisions that may be required to the current Official Plan to conform to Provincial Plans, have regard to matters of Provincial interest and be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement. Key Areas for review identified to-date by staff include, but are not limited to: • • • • •

Updating growth targets and employment lands to incorporate a new planning horizon to the year 2032 Incorporating changes required by Provincial Policy Incorporating updates and revisions to policies relating to infrastructure, affordable housing, employment lands Incorporating revisions to lands to the south of the Highway Seven Commercial District. Incorporating policies for the annexed lands

It is anticipated that additional key areas may be identified from the public, agency and Council input received during the consultation process. Further information including staff reports will be posted on the “Official Plan Review” page found on the Town’s website at under Planning and Building. Additional information is available for inspection between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday in the office of the Director of Planning and Development at the Town Hall, or by calling 613-257-6213. The Official Plan policies under review apply to the entire Town of Carleton Place and therefore a key map is not provided with this notice. Questions, written submissions or requests for notification may be directed to: Lisa Young MCIP, RPP Director of Planning and Development Town of Carleton Place 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8

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You proved to stand a thousand trials, Your strength will never fall. But watching stars without you, our souls cry. Heaving hearts, full of pain, oooh, oooh, the aching. Cuz we’re missing you, oooh, we’re missing you. Touched us deep, pure and true, a gift to us forever. But we’re missing you, we’re missing you... Where are you now... where are you now? Always with us, a breath away, Together forever, Love, Mom, Dad and Ian IN MEMORIAM

Connolly: In loving memory of a husband, father and grandfather, Lloyd, who left us so suddenly on Nov. 23, 2002. In a quiet country graveyard Two loving hands are still The one who did so much for us Is resting at God’s will So many times we’ve missed you So many times we’ve cried If love could have saved you You never would have died. Lovingly remembered, Mary, Larry, Randy, Barry, Kim, Lorie, Cathy and families

Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our

way of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying...“We Remember”.

24th 1973 - MacDonald, Susan Evelyn 1988 - Hampel, Archibald Oscar 1994 - McGregor, James Patrick 2006 - Hamilton, Ivan 2007 - Hepworth, Margaret Agnus

2010 - Holmes, Robert Norman

25th 1973 - Raycroft, Robert Delmer 1987 - Byrne, Helena Mary Ellen 1995 - McLean, Edward Charles “Rocky” 1995 - Jackson, Ashton Luscome 2003 - Bassingthwaite, Gordon Feltom 26th 1991 - Lawlor, Joseph Stephen 1994 - Foster, Robert Neil 1996 - Branje, Harry 1996 - Houston, Gordon Hazen 2007 - Kirk, Margaret Emeline “Emmy” 2008 - Goldthorpe, Victor James

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Cleary, Nancy Louise Unexpectedly, but peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital, with her family by her side, on Tuesday November 15, 2011, at the age of 55. Loving wife of Rodger. Caring mother of Aaron (Marc), Lisa (Peter) and KerriAnne. Survived by her father John Couvieau. Predeceased by her mother Lea. Survived by her brothers Johnny (Carilyn) and Jeff (Maxine) and her sisters Theresa (Andy), Leah (Roger) and Carly (Kenny-deceased).


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of Carleton Place, at age 48. Fondly remembered by her partner Ken Daigle. Proud mother of Heather Berube and Peter Berube. Cherished daughter of Marnie Bruce and the late Peter Clarke. Survived by her brother Andrew Clarke (Shelagh). Dear Aunt of Colin and Ada. Niece of Jim and Ruth Bruce. Sadly missed by her cousins, relatives, and friends. Family and Friends may visit C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario. 613-256-3313 on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 10am to 12pm. Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 12pm. Inurnment to follow at Auld Kirk Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society.





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At home in Carleton Place, Ontario on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, in his 78th year. Predeceased by his wife Betty. Loving father of Scott (Vivien), Tracy and Ben (deceased). Stepfather of Nancy and Bill. Dear grandfather of Lyndsey, Devann, Jamie, Scotty (deceased), Renee, Nicole, Danielle, Kelly, Erin and proud great-grandfather of Ava.

The Funeral A graveside memorial service was held on Monday, November 21 at 2 p.m. at United Cemeteries, Carleton Place. For those wishing to do so, donations to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation. Arrangements in the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place.


Stanzel, Sharon Suddenly at home, on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the age of 62. Loving mother of Todd and Troy. Proud grandmother of Jory, Mackenzie and Mercedes. Predeceased by her father Jim. Survived by her mother Shirley Wright, her brother Charles Wright (Sharon), her sister Linda (John Kovalayk), and her nephews.

The Funeral At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or service. For those who wish, a donation to the Diabetes Society would be appreciated by the family.

Predeceased by her husband Ross. Loving mother of Eric (Linda), Susan (David Fynn), Sylvia Hewitt, Cathy Weedmark and Michael. Proud grandmother of Erica, Patrick, Amanda, Jessica, Joshua, Ashley, Jena, Katelyn and Julie. Great-grandmother of Eric, Susan, Chelsea and Faith.

The Funeral Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place ON, on Wednesday November 23, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Almonte. For those who wish, a donation to St. Mary’s Church would be appreciated by the family.


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(Member of St. Mary’s C.W.L.) Peacefully at Almonte with her family at her side on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Olive Kennedy (nee; Striker) of Almonte, age 83 years. Daughter of the late Wilmott Oscar Striker and his wife the late Helen Bernice Dodge. Beloved wife of Michael Kennedy and loving mother of Scott (Wendy Grimshaw). Cherished grandmother of Sean, Kyle, Liam and Brynn. Survived by her brother; Vernon Striker (late Thelma) and sister-in-law Mearle Woodley (late Gordon Striker). Predeceased by Brother, Gordon and sisters Doris (Ralph Pierce) and Aldine (Harry Marshall). Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Family and friends may pay their respects at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario. 613-256-3313 on Monday, Nov. 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in Holy Name of Mary Church, 134 Bridge Street, Almonte. Interment, Parish Cemetery For those who may want to make a donation in memory of Olive, please consider the Alzheimer’s Society or Fairview Manor. Condolences & Tributes

Dec. 16, 1946 – Nov.12, 2011 On November 12, 2011 at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. Friends may call at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West, Carleton Place on Saturday, November 26, from 12 noon until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Inurnment to follow at United Cemeteries, Carleton Place. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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LANARK HIGHLANDS – Students across the province are set to read, and then vote on, a book of folk tales by a local author that could win a prestigious literary prize. Jan Andrews’ book, When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew, is a collection of three folk tales, has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Express Award. The competition sees elementary schools sign up, with each student having to commit to read a certain number of books in order that they may vote. The winners, chosen by a popular vote of the students, will be announced at a series of ceremonies in Ottawa, Toronto and Thunder Bay in May. The Silver Birch Express awards are aimed at students who have difficulty reading, to let them be part of the fun that kids at other reading levels – like Silver Birch and Red Maple – get to enjoy. “It’s quite exciting, it’s quite wonderful,” said Andrews, who lives in Taylor Lake off Wolf Grove Road in Lanark Highlands Township, close to Almonte. “It’s not that usual for folk tales to be chosen in this way.” The book was published this past spring, but because of a number of ongoing commitments, she did not have much time left over to publicize her work. “It’s time to think about it again,” she said, of giving it another publicity push as the competition begins. The book is still available through Mill Street Books in Almonte and Read’s Book Store in Carleton Place. While students may be familiar with fairy tales – many of

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A book by Almonte-area storyteller, performer and author Jan Andrews, pictured, has been shortlisted to take part in a province-wide contest which will test the mettle of her Canadian folk tales with school children across Ontario. which started out as folk tales in their own right – Andrews said she is delighted a whole new population of students will get to read some Canadian folk tales that they likely have never heard of before. “They are part of our human heritage,” Andrews said of folk tales. “One of the problems with folk tales is that people know such a narrow range (of them): Snow White, Cinderella, etc. So, it’s a great honour to make this available to people.” She got the idea of focusing more on the local, and less on the universal elements of folk tales, during a storytelling visit to an elementary school in Ottawa. She was telling the kids stories from far away lands like China and the Palestinian Territories. One little girl put up her hand at the end of one of the tales, wanting to make a comment. “Couldn’t you tell more stories from here?” she asked. “She was very polite.” Andrews replied a good folk tale is universal, that “they are from all over and they belong to all of us.”

Yoga teacher training offered For the first time ever a yoga teacher training program will be offered in the region, making this type of program accessible to those living in rural Ottawa and surrounding areas. The program will be held at the Yoga & Tea Studio in Carp. Many yoga enthusiasts come from such communities as Arnprior, Almonte and Carleton Place to take advantage of the variety of classes and special events held at the studio. “We’re very excited to be able to organize and offer this internationally recognized Kundalini Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Program, at our studio,” said director Nina Sidhu. “We have a strong Canadian

team of trainers who combined have over 70 years of teaching yoga and meditation.” One of the lead trainers, Sat Dharam Kaur, was awarded the Naturopathic Doctor of the Year award by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors in 2000 for her work in breast cancer prevention and environmental education. Kaur developed the Healthy Breast Program in an effort to educate women in naturopathic and yogic ways to prevent and treat breast cancer. The yoga teacher training program is based on Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

But it got her thinking. That is why her three tales are set in the familiar landscape of Canada, away from the tales of kings and queens familiar to European-centred tales. One of the heroes of the three tales is the famous French-Canadian Ti-Jean, which translates in to Little Jean in English. Not to be confused with Little John from the Robin Hood stories, he is, instead, a type of Francophone everyman, “sometimes wise, sometimes foolish.” “I just made an effort so that kids look at it and say, ‘Oh, yes, that is ours,’” she said. While doing an oral storytelling is different than writing it down, they are not without their similarities.


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“I’m quite used to that,” Andrews said of her fourth book of traditional tales. “(I) try to get a sense of spoken language … and catch the rhythms of natural speech. I read the materials aloud to myself.” On top of her literary exploits, her story-telling has gone high tech with a series of story-telling podcasts she uploads once every two weeks at “It’s not that hard to do a podcast,” she said of the free downloads. “It’s harder to get people to listen to them … I hope it is a place where kids can go and they can hear just how much the stories mean.” While asking people to sit still and listen to a monologue pre-

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sentation of someone on stage or in a rocking chair telling a story might not be any competition to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Andrews is adamant that there is a place for storytelling in the pantheon of modern technology. “Here we have this modern medium,” said Andrews. “Let’s use it. It’s not the same as being in the room with you.” She does not have a set list of stories that she intends to upload to the web every second week. “It’s pretty much spontaneous,” she said, waiting for the spirit to move her, not wanting to do a story one week, but then suddenly feeling the need to revisit it two weeks later.

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inSPIRE Church Carleton Place Please contact us for more information! Phone: 613-552-1323 Email: Web: Pastor: Scott Ridenour St. Paul’s Anglican Church 62 Clyde St., Almonte Parish Office 613 256-1771 The Rev. Pat Martin SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:00 a.m. - Quiet traditional 9:15 a.m. - Choir and Organ 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary Praise We share a coffee hour between services at 10:30am. Come and be welcome. 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 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. Children’s Litrugy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times and programs) 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

Cornerstone Community Church A Free Methodist Congregation (Just east of Tim Horton’s) 613.256.4995 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service & Sunday School FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Youth Group Almonte Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613.256.5655 Pastor: Paul Benson 11 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worship Nursery Care and Junior Church Available 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 The Bridge Kanata (The Wesleyan Church) 285 Didsbury Rd., Kanata (Behind Canadian Tire) 613-592-7635 Sunday Worship Services: 9:00am & 11:00am Bridge Kids (ages 3- Grade 5) at both services. Nursery Care available Sr. Pastor: Rev. S. Allan Summers Pastor of Spritual Development: Rev. Dave Kornelsen 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 St. George Anglican Church Clayton ON Holy Eucharist Sunday 11:30am Reverend M.E Berry 613-624-5463 All Welcome!


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ALMONTE - The author of Baker’s Daughter: The story of a long, rich and very Canadian life was present at Palms Coffee Shop in Almonte to do a book-signing Saturday. Grete Hale told all present that she has sold 2,500 copies of her novel so far and the profits are all going towards the building of a trade school in a town outside of Kampala, Uganda. The name of the fundraising organization that Hale works with is called CANHAVE (Canadians Helping

Aids Victims with Education) Children’s Centre.

“Just giving a helping hand. It is such a fulfillment.” Grete Hale Hale was made a member of the Order of Canada by former Governor General Michaëlle Jean for her commitment to volunteer work over the course of her life. She also has been awarded honorary degrees by Carleton University, the Univer-

Yoga instructor program spread over seven months Continued from Page 37 It is considered to be the mother of yoga styles – including postures, breath techniques, meditations and over 800 kriyas – or formulas of yoga sets to improve mental and physical abilities.

“Our program will be spread over seven months, where we will meet at the Yoga & Tea Studio for one weekend a month from January to June,” explained Sidhu, “This is a practical way to integrate what is learned over that

weekend, have time to re-read the material, practice at home, keep up with regular work and family commitments, and prepare any questions as they arise. Then in July, we will go to a beautiful waterfront retreat at Wolfe Island

sity of Ottawa, and Algonquin College. “Just giving a helping hand,” said Hale, speaking to a circle of interested readers. “It is such a fulfillment.” Hale and her family go far back in to the history of Ottawa. According to Hale, her father, Cecil Morrison, was well-known to residents in the city as ‘The Happy Baker’. He started a bakery with a partner in 1911, back when the city had only 60,000 residents. The beginning of Hale’s book covers her family heritage, which she has traced back further than the creation of the Rideau Canal.

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It also covers the great depression, which was around the same time that Hale was born. Hale’s novel covers many interesting, rich accounts of things that have happened over the course of her lifetime. Copies of this book are being sold at Mill Street Books in Almonte. Mary Lumsden, owner of Mill Street Books, was the lead organizer for the event. She is also a friend of Hale’s. “What struck me most (when first meeting hale) is (her) curiosity of other people’s lives as much as her own,” said Lumsden.

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‘A Narnia Christmas’ charity auction Calvary Christian Academy holds fundraiser CHRIS COUPER Calvary Christian Academy presented its second annual charity Christmas auction at Carleton Place High school Saturday night.

“This event, along with our spring ‘Where’s Franktown?’ run are our major annual fundraisers for the Academy. ” Jenny Erwin

Perth auctioneer Frank Burns works the crowd as he runs the live auction at Calvary Christian Academy’s second charity auction held at Carleton Place high school on Saturday. Event organizers hoped the event, a major fundraiser for the academy, would bring in around $40,000.

The event, a major fundraiser for the academy, attracted about 250 bidders with a goal of raising between $35,000 and $40,000. Auction-goers were met at the doors by a friendly greeting from students and were cordially escorted to the gymnasium for the auction. The event, which combined

a silent and a live auction, was enthusiastically run by Perth auctioneer Frank Burns. From iPads to one-of-a-kind oil paintings, Burns kept bidders entertained with one-liners and anecdotes as moved through items for sale. When bidding was slow to start on a low-flow toilet package, Burns drew laughs by remarking, “Come on folks! I know everyone needs a toilet!” Event co-ordinator Jenny Erwin said the event, which relies solely on donations from local businesses and organizations, directly benefits the students of the academy. “Money raised from the auction is used to reduce tuition costs for our students” said Erwin. “This event, along with our spring ‘Where’s Franktown?’ run are our major annual fundraisers for the Academy.” The academy’s next fundraiser, the ‘Where’s Franktown?’ run, will be held Saturday May 12, in Franktown.

Photos by Chris Couper

Paul Young-Davies puts on his best poker face as he bids for one of several Ottawa Senator ticket packages up for auction. The Stittsville bidder won a pair of tickets for a game in early December for his son Matthew.

Municipal Matters • Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 29, 2011 There will be no meetings this week. 2012 Municipal Budget Public Meeting, December 6, 2011 A public meeting to present the budget which currently reflects a 2.45% increase for 2012 will be held at 7 p.m. on December 6, 2011 at the Town Hall. Hospital Board of Trustees: There will be a Hospital Board of Trustees meeting on November 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital Boardroom.


EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police • Fire • Ambulance


Emergency Only Public Works Emergency Number 24/7 613-257-2253 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 613-257-6200

Santa Claus Parade – Street Closures On Saturday, November 26th, the Santa Claus Parade will start at 5 p.m. In order to accommodate the parade, the following street closures will be in place – Bridge Street at Townline Rd to Landsdowne Avenue up to Coleman Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The following streets will experience congestion and will be difficult to pass through from 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Bridge Street, Mailey Drive, Ferrill Crescent, Townline Rd, Thomas Street, Duffern Street, Moffatt Street Flora Street, McKenzie Street, and Bridge Street though to Quarry Road and side streets entering onto Quarry Rd. Lansdowne Avenue at Coleman Street will be closed to regular traffic starting at 5 p.m. and will not re-open to regular traffic flow until 7:30 p.m.

Carleton Place Spring Home and Fashion Show The Town of Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department will be hosting its first annual Spring Home and Fashion Show April 13, 14, 15, 2012. We are currently seeking vendors and crafters to be a part of our exciting event. For more information, or if you are interested in reserving either an exhibitors booth or a spot in Crafters Alley; please contact Jessica Smith at or 613257-1690

Winter Parking At their meeting October 11, 2011 Carleton Place Town Council enacted significant changes to the Town’s policy on winter parking.

The new parking restrictions, which will take effect with the coming winter season (November 15th – April 1st), are meant to mirror the system used by the City of Ottawa in order to reduce any possible confusion. In short this means: 1. Any time Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of 7 cm or more an overnight parking ban will be in effect. This includes any forecast that calls for a range of snowfall exceeding 7 cm (ie. 5 to 10 cm). 2. When this ban is in effect parking is prohibited on all town streets between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to allow for snow clearing operations. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street where the snow has been cleared already. 3. The existing ban on parking on streets where snow removal operations are taking place remains in effect. With the new system signage will be placed on streets prior to snow removal in order to give people time to remove their vehicles. Vehicles that are not moved will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street. 4. Town staff have been directed to determine the most efficient means to notify the public when a parking ban has been issued. This will include notification being posted on the municipal website ( and citizens are urged to check this website if in doubt. Additionally, since the system mirrors Ottawa’s, residents should monitor local television and radio and if there is a parking ban in Ottawa, then there is also a ban in effect in Carleton Place. Council is confident that these improvements to our winter parking restrictions will allow our citizens more flexibility in parking their vehicles while at the same time ensuring that our streets can be cleared of snow in a timely and efficient manner. Any resident with questions about the changes should feel free to contact Les Reynolds, Director of Protective Services at 613-257-5526 or for more information.

November 24 2011 Canadian Gazette


2 Wilson St. E., Perth

613-264-0123 1-800-552-7242 e-mail: OPEN HOUSE


Saturday, Nov. 26 • 1 - 3 p.m. 101 Cameron Drive Directions: Take Hwy. 511 to Ferguson Falls Road, then east to Cameron Drive on right. $395,000 - Great 39-acre hobby farm, beautiful century-old 2 storey farmhouse, large country kitchen, fireplace, original wood banister, 3 br, main-floor laundry, wraparound verandah, 2 barns, open fields, fronts on 3 roads, ideal horse farm. MLS# 810534. Host: Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

29 LESLIE ST., PERTH - $239,000 What a super location...Walk to anywhere from this central location in downtown Perth. This 3 bedroom home is in very good condition. It has seen a lot of updates completed in the past few years including vinyl thermopane windows, steel exterior rear door & front entry system, hardwood floors refinished in living room, newer flooring in other areas, kitchen updated with lovely maple cabinets & counter top, 2 piece bathroom & laundry on main level, wood burning insert in dining room fireplace, most of the house has been freshly painted and new decking & fencing in back yard. Other features include large master bedroom with 3 closets, attached garage has auto. Garage door opener & separate workshop room, 3 season sunroom leading to rear deck, separate storage shed, double wide paved & gravel driveway, forced air gas heat & hot water, lovely treed 72’ x 113’ lot. Definitely a must see! MLS# 092103008008000 Sheri, 613-812-1215



25 Mary St., Perth. Recently renovated full two storey yellow brick home. Hardwood floors, totally new kitchen with ceramic floor, 3 bedrooms, attached garage, large yard. $289,900. Call Joanne Bennell 613-812-0505





1.5 storey three bedroom home in quiet residential area of Perth - gas heat & hot water, newer windows - separate dining room plus eat-in kitchen - main floor 2 piece bath with washer & dryer hookup - single detached garage, paved drive, huge lot 50x208 feet excellent location, close to all amenities.$225,000.

HUNTINGDON GREEN CONDOMINIUM ON THE TAY RIVER - Glorious setting, convenient location close to shops, golf, restaurants, etc. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo - no waiting for elevators - on the main level! Easy one-floor living in a gracious, prestigious building. Underground, heated parking, in suite laundry. Lovely. $359,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

In town, 32 Lewis St., Perth. 3+ bedrooms, hardwood floors, main-floor family room, great location, single garage, back patio and many upgrades. $269,000.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY - DUPLEX $169,000 – 3 bedroom plus 1 bedroom – live in part and have your tenants help pay your mortgage. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell: 613 326-1361

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Well established café with light lunch menu features fresh roast coffee to enjoy in a gorgeous 2540 renovated space. Equipment lists, floor plan, financial statements available. This business has a great positive cash flow already and has many potential areas of increasing revenues. “The Factory Grind” is a fantastic opportunity to own a growing business in beautiful Perth, ON. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123


Call Joanne at 613-812-0505


BURGESSWOOD - Planned community with 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront on Otty Lake for residents of BurgessWood. Only 10 minutes to Perth. Pretty as a picture house and property - tucked behind the trees for privacy. 3 bedrooms in total with den and family room. Walkout lower level - large windows, great light. Huge screened in porch for summer relaxing. Detached double car garage and workshop for the handyman. $354,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell - 613 326-1361

$349,900 - Squared log 2 storey home approximately 1728 square feet, situated on a 13.9 Acre private, treed lot - 17 kms west of perth on paved althorpe road - home was built in 2001 & features a cozy pine interior including pine floors on the 2nd level along with pine ceiling on both levels - pacific energy woodstove heats the home with an additional forced air furnace for convenience. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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$329,000 - Built around 1890 this Tay riverfront home is tastefully renovated and is situated in the core of heritage Perth. While retaining the character and charm of the period this home has had updates to plumbing, wiring, roof, and windows. Gorgeous lot with level access to the river. A gardener’s dream. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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$539,000 - Three Wishes! 716 Beaver Dam Lane, just before entrance to Burgesswood. A phenomenal view, pristine shoreline and privacy. This is lakeside living at its best on the beautiful North shore of Otty Lake. Excellent year round access, within 10 minutes of Heritage Perth and an easy 1 hour commute to Ottawa makes this 3 + 1 bedroom 2 storey home with fully developed walkout lower level, a must-see for those in the know. Hardwood flooring, stone fireplace, beautifully updated kitchen with ceramic backsplash, lakeside deck via kitchen patio doors, gorgeous terraced stone work and walkway leading to stone patio at water’s edge. Plenty of room for family and friends with finished lower level featuring kitchenette, large family room and full bath. Double detached log garage with full 2nd level perfect for storage or workshop. Lovely shoreline with rocky pebble/sandy base and good depth just off shore. Great boating and swimming. Live the dream on Otty Lake. MLS # 091191101024800. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 •

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Saturday, Nov. 26 • 12 - 1 p.m. 216 Bernice Cresc., Chaloa Acres $279,900 - Desirable residential neighbourhood of Chaloa Acres located only minutes to downtown Perth - beauty, warmth & value in this well kept 4 bedroom home-features include golden oak flooring in liv & din rooms, lots of oak cabinets, new counter top & ceramic tile flr in the eat-in kitchen-terrace doors lead to beautiful 3 season sunroom which leads to deck & pool area3 good sized bedrms & 4 pce bath on the main floor-big windows & propane stove highlight the cozy family room, also laundry, 3 peice bath & 4th bedrm on lower level-single att. Insulated garage has interior access to basement-laundry hookups on main & lower level-paved double driveway, newer vinyl windows, 2 air conditioning units, great storage space-lovely property with patio stone walkway to front entrance, 3 sheds, just move in. MLS# 091990802040301 Directions: South on Rideau Ferry Rd., left on Bernice Cresc. to # 216. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette  

November 24, 2011