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December 22, 2011 | 32 Pages

No vacant storefronts: Pike honoured DESMOND DEVOY

ANOTHER ROBBERY Police are looking for a suspect after the Carleton Place Shoppers Drug Mart was robbed Saturday night. It was the second robbery in the area in the last two weeks. 7

CP: HOCKEYVILLE Now that it has a first-place hockey team, Carleton Place is seeking to be the next Hockeyville. 17

ALMONTE – Mill Street now has no vacant storefronts, and a lot of the credit goes to Gordon Pike. That’s why the Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce surprised Pike, the founder of the Heritage Court, with a surprise thank you party on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “I really got caught off guard with what happened tonight,” said Pike, wiping away tears as he took to the stage, his chamber alumni surrounding him. “I am humbled and honoured and thank you.” Pike remembered one of the reasons why he chose to set out on what could have been a very risky business venture. “I wanted to enliven the downtown and bring some life in. I’ve had a lot of support,” he said. He remembered in the early days when there was precious little heat, and his sole renter kept warm with a coat and a small heater. Pike also commended Pat and Catherine Arbour for bringing their framing shop, arguably the most memorably named shop on the street, The Village Idiot, to his mall. “I’m not sure if he (Pat) thought he was an idiot for coming in here,” said Pike. On a more serious note, with the revitalization of the downtown core continuing, Pike stressed that it was now easier than ever to shop locally. “There’s no reason to go out of town,” said Pike. “Everything is here or up the street.” See ‘VACANT’ Page 4


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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS ... Earlier in the day, Piper Andries wasn’t so sure about meeting Santa, but she was all smiles as soon as he arrived at the Almonte Daycare. His Dec. 15 visit was much to the delight of the children at the Christmas party. For more photographs, see Page 11.

Almonte Tim Hortons hosts Christmas reunion BRIER DODGE

ALMONTE – When Almonte resident Sean McLaughlin made his usual stop at the Almonte Tim Hortons on the way to work Saturday morning, he had anything but a normal morning. McLaughlin’s brother, Kelly, grew up in Almonte, but joined the U.S. Army as an engineer four years ago. Originally stationed in Hawaii, Kelly de-

ployed to Iraq as an engineer specializing in carpentry and masonry in 2009. He returned a year later to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, keeping the distance enough that he hasn’t been able to see his brother in more than five years. But this Christmas is different, and when Sean reached out to pick up his daily Timmy’s, the face behind the counter was his brother’s, complete in a Tim Hortons uniform. See ‘REUNION’ Page 3



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CCA puts new twist on Christmas pageant Students and staff from Calvary Christian Academy in Franktown took over the altar area of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Carleton Place on Monday, Dec. 19 for their final dress rehearsal for their annual Christmas pageant on Wednesday night. The show was a play-within-a-play, detailing one budding actor with a lot of heart, and not much talent, making a big impact as the understudy Innkeeper in his school’s nativity play. Photos and text by Desmond Devoy

Grace Froggatt and Ella Chapman hold for applause at the end of their musical number.

Suzanne Reid, the Grade 6 teacher, with students Dana Hogan and Kaylah Baker, gets her little angels ready for their moment to shine in the spotlight on stage.

Are We In Bethlehem Yet? Lobban Erwin, playing the understudy Innkeeper, adjusts his bath robe as the Virgin Mary, played by Emily Froggatt, pops up from underneath her bath towel to survey the scene with Hannah Van Hofwegen and David Gardiner as the exasperated play directors watch their production fall apart right in front of their eyes. Adam Reid playing St. Joseph.

Laura Barkley, the Grades 1 and 2 teacher, gets a workout Monday, running around the stage, directing students from kindergarten to Grade Seth Hogeterp and Ben Peterkins perform at hip-hop routine as shepherds kicking it old school in Jesus’ 8. crib.


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Reunion ‘heart-warming’ the counter, and outfit him with a hat, apron and trainee badge. “Brian (Quarrington) called me and said we normally don’t let people behind the counters, but this was too good to be true,” Kelly said. It’s been seven years since Kelly has been able to see his parents, so it was an emotional reunion that couldn’t have been topped with any present you could find under the tree. While in Iraq, the only communication he could have with his family was through email, and though his family was incredibly supportive, it’s worrisome for any parents. His first Christmas in 15 years spent in Almonte is giving Kelly time to “re-bond” with his family. The surprises aren’t over yet either. When Sean and Kelly’s sister flies in with her family from Calgary on Dec. 29, they’ll get to relive the surprise all over again. For the McLaughlin family, the Christmas spirit is alive and well. “It’s been a very emotional couple of days,” Kelly said. “My face keeps getting sore from smiling.”


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What a surprise! Above, Tim Hortons Almonte staff with Sean McLaughlin, centre, and far right, brother Kelly. At left, Almonte brothers Sean and Kelly share an emotional reunion years without being able to see one another, as Kelly is currently serving with the U.S. Army and based in the United States.


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Continued from front “It was absolutely heart-warming,” Kelly said. “My back was turned to my brother when he ordered, and then I turned around and served it to him … I don’t think it set in, he just took his coffee and kept looking at me, then was absolutely elated.” “It was awesome,” said Tim Hortons manager Brian Stedman. “It took him maybe a second to acknowledge what was happening,” and then he was “totally just … filled with joy. It’s something you’d see on television.” Kelly moved to the United States 14 years ago, where he started his own family, and joined the military. “Travelling back and forth to come home hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be,” said the Almonte-raised engineer. His parents decided that this year, as their Christmas present to their three children, they were going to fly Kelly home. So when Tim Hortons owner Brian Quarrington got a call Friday night to see if there was enough time, he quickly made the decision to allow Kelly behind

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Vacant storefronts now a rare sight on Mill Street Continued from front


There were more than a few people on hand to congratulate Pike on his hard work. “The entire downtown core is thriving like we’ve never seen it before,” said Kris Riendeau of The Humm magazine, who noted that a food store will likely fill the last vacant space this coming February. “This place is wonderful,” said Stephen Braithwaite of Almonte Heritage Redevelopment. “This place (Heritage Court) had only one tenant when we started up. It’s up to nine now.” While Pike was being honoured for his contributions, several people commended author Malcolm Gladwell, who was raised in Ontario, for his 2000 book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big

Difference. “Almonte is on the right side of what Malcolm Gladwell called ‘the tipping point,’” said Riendeau. “The Tipping Point is what has driven me,” said Pike. “There are points in time when an action can have a disproportionate reaction,” said Braithwaite, pointing to the Heritage Court as just such an example. “There are no empty store fronts on the street,” said Braithwaite. “I cannot remember a time when that did not happen.” The special award presented to Pike last week continued on with the Gladwell theme – it was


New hospital campaign crosses first bureaucratic hurdle DESMOND DEVOY

CARLETON PLACE – The push for a new hospital in Carleton Place has finished the first of five phases towards the final goal. While the whole process from the starting line to the ribbon-cutting could take up to 15 years or more, Toni Surko, chief executive officer of the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, told Carleton Place town council on Dec. 13 that the hospital board has finished stage one, the proposal/business case phase, and is proceeding to the second phase, which looks at functional programming at the hospital. The hospital has already received money from the province to create a business case for a new hospital, which will look out over the next 20 years as Carleton Place continues to grow.

The board has also hired an architect in preparation for phase three, the preliminary design phase. (Stage four will see contract tendering and stage five is construction.) The hospital currently sits on 4.9 acres of land on Lake Avenue East. About 10 acres of land has been donated to the hospital for the erection of a new building, and $5 million has been pledged so far to the project. “It’s a well-maintained building, but there are deficiencies,” admitted Surko. “There are not enough washrooms for people with disabilities.” The 57-year-old hospital’s surgical unit is also located at the back of the emergency room, which places the unit at greater risk of cross-contamination. See ‘APPROVING’ Page 13



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All in the Family: Gordon Pike, founder of Almonte’s Heritage Court, shared the evening and his accolades with the two most important women in his life, wife Bonnie and daughter Karen Smith, of the Canadian Golf and Country Club in Ashton.

enscribed: “Every now and then, there is a critical tipping point.” While Pike’s wife, Bonnie, and daughter Karen Smith of the Canadian Golf and Country Club in Ashton were on hand, he had special praise for architect Peter Mansfield. “Peter did a fine job emptying my pockets,” said Pike with a laugh. “We got terrific design ideas (from him).”




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It was a mass of Graham crackers and icing at Beckwith Public School on Tuesday afternoon as close to 300 cookie houses were built in the gym. Left, Wyatt Hammell was certainly a fan of the chocolate icing he used to attach gum balls to his house. Above, five-year-old Shane Brown focuses in on Candyland as he stacks candy lego blocks in front of his house. Right, sisters Ashley, left, and Megan Maracle proudly show off their works in progress.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Developer rips town development regulations DESMOND DEVOY

CARLETON PLACE – The developer of the 400 Franktown Rd. apartment project is charging that meddling by town staff to his plans for the site are driving up rental costs for potential residents. “We are gradually pricing ourselves out of the business,” said developer John Gibson, at the policy review committee meeting on Dec. 13. “It has been a bit more than we anticipated,” Gibson said of the costs associated with the changes that the town has asked him to take on for the project. By way of example, Gibson said that the initial cost analysis for a bachelor apartment at the complex was supposed to be only $695 per month. That number rose to $745 per month after he consented to changes to the plans. The number now stands at $815 a month for all of the changes that the town has asked him to take on, such as $45,000 for curbs on the new road leading to, and including, the parking lot. “(That price) is beyond the grasp of the people in Carleton

Place,” he said. Gibson added that he could “live with” some of the proposals put in place, such as a wooden fence surrounding the property, which will be as high as 13 feet in some places. “What I can’t live with is a $45,000 brick garbage container,” he said. “I can’t live with snow removal each time it snows.” He estimated that he has been saddled with an additional quarter of a million dollars in extra costs, which is “headed for” $400,000. “We are well within our rights to ask a developer to build a brick garbage hut,” said Coun. Louis Antonakos. “(But) are we asking that standard of any other developer in our community?” he asked, pointing to the new condo developments on Coleman Street as an example. Lisa Young, the director of planning and development for the Town of Carleton Place, noted Gibson is not being asked to do anything that is beyond the scope of the bylaw. She added the Coleman Street development also had road curbs as part of its plan. Coun. Gary Strike disagreed. “He is going beyond what is in

our bylaw,” said Strike. “I always said that a brick storage shed (for garbage) is ridiculous.” Coun. Doug Black, however, thought a brick storage hut had merit. “What will the facility look like in 20 years time?” he asked. “Yes, we are asking more of him … (But) I think it would enhance the value of John’s property.” Gibson pointed out he was willing to have his garbage enclosure be a wooden one, melding in with proposed wooden fence. “This needs to go back to staff and the developer,” said Antonakos, with input from area residents. “To debate these issues here is not appropriate.” “The previous direction to staff was brick,” said Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg. “We’re reversing ourselves.” Gibson proposed that, rather than completely removing snow from his property every time it snowed, that half an acre of land be set aside for a snow mound, where it would be stored temporarily, with excess snow removed when necessary. “It is beyond us, it would be $1,000 plus per snow fall,” said Gibson.

Gibson also moved to quell a rumour circulating about the project. “Our building is geared for people aged 55 plus,” said Gibson. “This is not a subsidized, geared-to-income project. You are going to have a quiet, reserved clientele.” Gibson noted he is not opposed to subsidized housing, and that, five years ago, he spent nearly two years trying to bring affordable housing to Carleton Place. “One hand didn’t know what the other hand was doing,” said Gibson. “Eventually, we just gave up.” Council voted to amend the garbage hut idea from a brick to a wooden structure and sent the snow removal debate back to staff for their consideration. The issue of curbing on the property also proved contentious.

“Do we need this curbing? The answer is no,” said Strike. “It is standard in the industry,” Young pointed out. The town’s chief administrative officer, Paul Knowles, pointed out that “it (curbs) are not required for drainage issues for this parking lot,” but he noted if curbing was removed from the plans, the grading plan would have to be amended. “I vote that we remove the curbs from the plans,” said Strike. The vote came down to a threethree tie, with committee chairman Coun. Rob Probert breaking the tie to keep the curbing in the plan. After the vote, Sonnenburg expressed his displeasure that so much council time had been taken up with a planning matter. “It’s the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Gibson.

CLARIFICATION In our front page story “Almonte skatepark location settled,” (Canadian Gazette, Dec. 15), we stated that the town had settled on a final location for a skatepark in Gemmill Park. While a final location has been whittled down from several options, it has yet to be finalized and approved by either the Town of Mississippi Mills’ recreation and culture committe or town council, so a final decision is still pending.

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News Unexpected tax revenue may mean tax decrease in CP CARLETON PLACE – The tax rate may have gone up, but it’s really gone down. No, Carleton Place town hall has not broken the law of gravity, but at last week’s town council meeting, Mayor Wendy LeBlanc explained that the town’s 2.45 per cent tax rate hike, which had just been approved earlier at the Dec. 13 meeting, was actually a decrease. “We actually will see a 2.9 per cent tax decrease,” said LeBlanc. “A lot of you will see an average of 2.9 per cent decrease in


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your taxes for 2012.” This came about because of an extra $500,000 in municipal taxes that comes from new and increased property assessment. “We have the phased-in assessment,” LeBlanc explained. “We all hate getting the letter … because it means that our house will be reassessed and it is never reassessed for less.” LeBlanc also noted that Carleton Place had passed its budget before any other municipality in Lanark County. County council had recently passed a 2.2 per cent tax increase.

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The Carleton Place Shoppers Drug Mart was robbed Saturday night, Lanark OPP have confirmed. The suspect wore a black balaclava and approached a female employee when he came into the store. He then demanded money from the cash register, and left with an unconfirmed amount of bills and coins.



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Opinion COLUMN


Farewell Havel, Good riddance Jong-Il

Havel: A writer who changed the world DESMOND DEVOY Des Says


t’s ironic, and perhaps a little fitting, that Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong-Il died on the same weekend. One man freed his people from tyranny. The other enslaved his people, mentally and physically. One man used the power of the pen, and the people, to liberate them from the grip of Soviet rule. The other led the world’s only remaining Stalinist state, and lived a life of decadence and luxury while his people starved, and stifled not only his people’s pens, but voices too. One inherited his title from his father, and handed his all-powerful role off to his son. The other man was vaulted to Prague Castle through Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, through a groundswell of genuine popular support, with people chanting his name in the streets. And when he left office, he handed control over to his bitter political adversary, albeit through gritted teeth, but, thus is democracy. If one believes in the afterlife, you believe that both men now find themselves in very different places, and Jong-Il is most certainly not in a hereafter version of the “worker’s paradise,” he so often boasted that North Korea was. This has certainly been an historic, game-changing year. The North Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh was once asked what impact the French Revolution of 1789 had had on world history. He paused for a moment, and is said to have replied that, “It’s too early to tell yet,” less than 200 years after the fact. Hopefully, we will not have to wait 200 years to see what has sprung from the Arab Spring, and what change is yet to come in places like Russia, Syria, North Korea. And, there is still more than a week left in 2011 for a few more surprises. Back in the late 1980s, Havel was arrested, yet again, by the Communist authorities and hauled to jail. A few months later, he was Czechoslovakia’s new president, addressing the American Congress. Nobody was probably more surprised to see him there than he was. In one of Havel’s plays, a shopkeeper is torn about putting a poster up in his window exclaiming “Workers of the World, Unite!” a rallying cry now corrupted. By 2011, it was Havel himself who showed that the people, united, cannot be defeated.

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Protect the rail right-ofway for history’s sake To the Editor: Local residents watch these days with some concern as the work trains pass through carrying rails from the train track in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Train service began in this area in 1859 when the local towns were connected by rail to the port of Brockville by the Bytown and Prescott Railway, serving the thriving textile industry and the businesses in the Mississippi Valley. Eventually the rail service expanded to provide trans Canada service. On the evening of 27 December, 1942, the only serious train accident occurred at Almonte when a troop train crashed into the rear of CPR local #550 as it was loading passengers.

The train was full and 37 passengers were killed and more than 100 injured. The accident is remembered by a monument erected in Almonte in 2000 at the site of the accident by the North Lanark Historical Society. The monument bears the names of the victims, most of whom were from the Upper Ottawa Valley. The future of the railway right-ofway has not received much attention, but there is a feeling that the right-ofway should be maintained by the counties involved. Herb Pragnell Almonte Reference: The Almonte Train Accident, 27 December, 1942. Published by the North Lanark Historical Society. 2001.

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I can never go back to a country that no longer exists. It sounds a little Samuel Beckett-like absurdist, or, more appropriately, Kafka-esque, because Czechoslovakia, as it was still called back in 1992 when I visited Prague with my father, was to split up a few months later. Even though Prague can be a windy, cold place in the middle of January, in hindsight I am glad we went when we did, to see the country before it split up, and so very soon after Soviet troops had pulled out. Even before I left, my mother pulled me aside and told me that if I needed to talk to my father, I should put on a radio so as to drown out any listening devices. Spoken like a woman who grew up during the Cold War. When I got on the Prague subway, the old Soviet-era hammer and sickle symbol was still emblazoned on the side of the car. Then, emerging from a subway stop, my father stopped me and pointed across the darkened road. There, shining ominously in the late evening gloom, was the illuminated hammer and sickle symbol still atop the old Communist party headquarters. (Man, that thing was everywhere, I thought.) Much older now, and slowed by age, my mother still likes to be the first to tell me something. “Do you know who died?” she loves to start, before she told me that “that writer fella you like,” Vaclav Havel, had passed. Indeed, seeing his picture posted in a shop window in Prague, my father told me about this great writer who had fought for his people and changed things for the better. As a 12-year-old boy, I looked around at a quickly changing Prague, as my own life was changing, and admired how one experimental playwright was able to give his people dignity, and challenged an evil empire. Rest in peace, Vaclav. Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner. R0051135988

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To the Editor: At the Dec. 13 meeting of the Town Council, council decided to impose new requirements that will considerably raise the rents on a proposed 27-unit residential housing building. This building has been designed for Seniors-55 plus. At a Council meeting on Nov. 22, “to which the developer was not invited,” following a council meeting on Oct. 4, eight new items were added to the development of the apartment complex. On Dec. 13, the developer addressed items that needed further discussion. One of these items has never been imposed on another residential developer. A concrete curb was deemed necessary between the parking lot and the 20 feet of grass between the parking lot and the developer’s fence. This item will add about $50,000 to the construction cost. The requirement of a curb went to a vote, tied at three each, and voted on in favour by the committee chairman Probert. The developer is erecting a fence between his and the neighbours’ property. The height of this fence is also not required in the town’s current development bylaw. This building is being designed to and will be rented to seniors. Seniors do not have a habit of driving on lawns. 94 Bell St. is a great example of a driveway butting up against a lawn. The lawn is in great shape after over 30 years of residents parking adjacent to the lawn. Council seems to just write new requirements into development costs as it sees fit. This is not a geared-to-income apartment building, and the rents did start at a level that was affordable for seniors. This building will also have a full-time on-site manager, and very importantly, has an elevator. If council keeps adding new, special, requirements to the cost of this building, will we will lose this first hope in over 20 years for a building that can accommodate seniors at a modest rent. Instead of throwing up roadblocks, or curbs, or fences, and bickering over snow removal, council should be paving the way. The waiting list at the only seniors building in Carleton Place is 50-plus people. Personally, we have been number nine on the list for over five years. We feel that council should be looking for ways to assist in the completion of a seniors friendly building, not throwing up roadblocks, and adding items that will raise the rents. Those items that are not currently required in the Development Permit Bylaw and, therefore, not required for a building of this type and should not be imposed on the developer and subsequently on the seniors that may rent this accommodation. Is this the beginning of Council adding new requirements above and beyond the development permit requirements? If I was an industry looking to

locate in Carleton Place, I would be very cautious about the probable imposition of un-

known construction requirements. Our council should be encouraging devel-

opers to build affordable seniors housing. Current council action doesn’t seem to do that. Doug Smith Carleton Place

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Letters to the Editor

Fields staff have many happy memories To the Editor: With Christmas on the horizon and everyone in frenzy to get their last-minute shopping completed, we seldom get the moment to express our deepest gratitude for those who were regular shoppers within the Fields store. It is people like yourselves that keeps businesses alive in our towns. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough this time to keep it at home.

We have had the opportunity to serve this community for 3½ years with many stories to tell of our journeys along the way. I would like to share one with you and hope that you will smile with me as I recall one of those memories. An elderly lady who entered the store was beaming with excitement as she expressed to me that she made it a point to know every shop in this town, but Fields somehow escaped under

her radar. She continued that while she was shopping at another store, she needed to find the restroom and asked her husband where they were located. Her husband explained to her they were located over by Fields. Shock set in as she turned to her husband and uttered: “It would be a cold day before she would walk across the fields to use an outhouse, thinking they were in behind the mall.”

Local business worth supporting To the Editor: How often in today’s world does someone deal with a business that stands behind their word and their warranty? It is a rare occasion but not unheard of. I recently experienced some mechanical problems with my 1998 Mazda truck and, not knowing what the problem actually was, I took my vehicle in to a mechanic to be diagnosed. As it turned out, it was a problem with the transmission. Having no knowledge of transmissions, I took the vehicle in for a number of quotes in Ottawa, Brockville, Smiths Falls and, finally, Carleton Place, where

I found a new business, Gearheadz Transmission and Automotive, located on Highway 7. Geardheadz offered me the second best quote and I decided to stay local. I was very satisfied with the courteous and professional service I was offered. The repair was completed in the early summer, but, due to a faulty manufactured part, I began to have additional issues with the transmission. I returned to Gearheadz, where the owner, Chris Stanzel, did a complete overhaul and rebuild of the transmission, while replacing the faulty part with no haggling, no problems and no cost to me.

I have found one of the rare businesses that do stand behind their word and their warranty offering courteous and professional service, quality worksmanship at a competitive price and they are local. I’d like to commend Chris and his staff for the great service they provided me and I would highly recommend his shop for transmission or any other automotive repairs that someone is looking for in the Carleton Place area. They do stand behind their work. Support our local businesses! Bob Gordon, Carleton Place

Needless to say, the laughter rang through the store, and she became a face I continued to see quite often. Her smile will always fill my heart, as so many of yours will. Over those years we employed as many from our town as possible, which gives us a sense of personal pride. The staff and I are thankful for securing our employment during those years through your patronage. It has been a pleasure

and an honour serving each and everyone one of you. As the store begins walking through its final moments, we will strive to serve you with the same care and smiles until the doors close for the last time. These are sad moments for us, however, we shall see you again in our journeys. Gratefully yours, and still proud call Almonte home. Angela Ladouceur Almonte

Market Square stone a good gift for Christmas To the Editor: In today’s fast-paced society, I feel we do enough to give credit where credit is due, or to give thanks to those who have gone beyond the call of duty. Well, I am taking a few moments out of my hectic Christmas schedule to give thanks to the current town council and, in particular, Coun. Gary Strike and staff member Wayne Fraser for the job that has been done so far on the old Canadian Tire site that is now Market Square. It is amazing to see how the

vision of this project is proceeding and where it will go. So, for everyone on your Christmas list who is hard to buy for, why not consider an engraved paving stone with their name on it, which will be a part of the Market Square landscaping? I intend to do just that on behalf of the Burn Family, contacting Gary Strike. I invite you all to do the same. Dennis Burn, former town councillor Carleton Place

Another Splendid Event for the Auxiliary! The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) is pleased to announce that the Auxiliary’s 12th Annual Ride of Splendor was a splendid success and raised $10,885 for the Hospital. The funds will be directed towards the Auxiliary’s commitment to raise $1 million for the Hospital over the next ten years. “The Ride of Splendor is one of the signature events on our calendar and we look forward to the event every year”, stated Jean Jones, President of the CPDMH Auxiliary. “This was the first year that we hosted the Ride without any input from John Neave. However I think he would have been thrilled with what we have been able to accomplish and the funds that were raised at the event.” The Ride of Splendor began in 2000 by Auxilians John and Flora Neave and is a planned motorcycle tour with participants choosing to travel routes that vary from 100 to 300 kilometres in length. Since its beginning the Ride has raised over $100,000 for new equipment and building improvements for the Hospital. “It was another wonderful year for the Ride of Splendor and I would like to thank all the riders who came out in support of the event and the business community for their prize donations,” stated Rhonda Pinon, Ride of Splendor co- chair. “I would also like to extend a special thank you to Flora Neave for her support as my husband, Marcel and I became chairs of this year’s Ride of Splendor. The Auxiliary and it members would like to thank the following businesses for their assistance with the 12th Annual Ride of Splendor:

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A HAPPY HOLIDAY Tyler Johnson, centre, was all laughs with pal Bayden Callery during the dress reherseal for the Arklan Public School Christmas Concert on Tuesday. The afternoon performance was preparation for the real show for parents, in the evening.

The Almonte Daycare had a very special visitor last Thursday - Santa. The kids were delighted to see Jolly Old St. Nick stroll through the doors, presents in hand. Right, Claire Kunopaski is too young to join her big brother at daycare, but showed up to meet Santa before her first Christmas. Above, James Dolan cozies up to tell Santa what is on his wishlist for under the tree this year.

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Staff talk trash in Mississippi Mills


MISSISSIPPI MILLS – Trash-talking town staff got together in Mississippi Mills Dec. 13 to meet with public and councillors at an open house. The open house at the Almonte Old Town Hall was to discuss the development of a waste management strategy – how Mississippi Mills plans to get rid of garbage for the next 20 years. The garbage disposal contract that the town had with the Carp landfill terminated in May, so a new plan needs to be developed. “We’re looking for a 20-year solution,” said Troy Dunlop, director of roads and public works. “We need to be conscious of where it goes, but we need to be aware of the economics.” Currently, Mississippi Mills generates 4,606 tons of waste a year, 27 per cent of which is diverted. Waste diverted includes recycling, composting or re-using, such as donating old clothing. After an audit of 100 households, the town said that the number could go up to 62 per cent if systems like blue boxes and composting were used to their maximum potential. Since the Carp Road contract has ended, Mississippi Mills is currently dispos-

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John Smith, Troy Dunlop and Shawn Doherty stand with the current diversion practices board at the open house at the Almonte Old Town Hall last Tuesday. The open house was set up by to give the public more information on the process of choosing a new waste management strategy for Mississippi Mills.. ing waste with Lafleche Environmental in Moose Creek and Glenview Iron and Metal in Smiths Falls. Both are shortterm contracts that were put in place until a more permanent solution can be

found. A small amount of garbage is left at the Howie Road landfill, though most of the waste from there is transferred to Smiths Falls. A strategy needs to be developed early in the new year that can satisfy both environmental requirements and the variety of rural and urban homes in

Mississippi Mills while remaining costeffective. There is a wide range of options on the table, from expanding the Howie Road landfill to a new landfill site, to enhanced recycling services. The final plan will be a combination of several practices and plans, with an increased emphasis on public knowledge of diversion plans – like recycling organics and yard waste. At the open house, public were asked to rank evaluation criteria on what was most important to them. Criteria when choosing a plan include environmental impacts, effect on waste diversion, social impact and acceptability, track record of technology/program, cost-effectiveness, and ease of implementation. Staff will be presenting their plan to council in the new year, and providing recommendations. Whichever plan is chosen should be flexible and updated every five years, said John Smith, a consultant from exp Inc. who has been working with Mississippi Mills staff. With changing populations, towns often need a variety of methods – and need to re-examine them and their effectiveness at intervals in the future, he said. Town staff are looking for public feedback, and invite people to contact Smith at 905-793-9800,, or Dunlop at 613-256-2064, ext. 233 or






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Continued from Page 4 There is also a lack of sprinklers, “patient-flow issues,” and only one elevator in the facility. Surko added that it is the hospital’s goal to reduce wait times and deliver care closer to

home. Surko noted people wanting to donate money to the cause now have one, all-purpose contact number, the hospital’s communications manager, Chantelle Troy, who can be reached at 613-257-2200, ext. 856, or via

email at “It must be trying at times … to deal with this tedious bureaucratic process,” said Coun. Rob Probert. “We’re witnessing our board of directors having to react to changes at the provincial lev-

el,” said Coun. Louis Antonakos, who sits on the hospital board himself. “It appears that you’re operating at one-third the size of standards and you’re doing well with it,” said resident Doug Smith.

“It’s slow,” said Surko, of the 15-year-process. “I can’t give you a timeline. But from what I’ve seen at other hospitals, 15 to 20 years is the norm.” “It’s nice to see that we’re moving forward,” said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc.

Mind, Body & Spirit What does a Massage Therapist do and how can it benefit me?

Massage therapy treats and prevents physical dysfunction and pain by the manipulation of muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body. The aim of the Therapist is to rehabilitate and to relieve pain that is often associated with muscular over-use, occupational stresses and chronic pain syndromes. The Therapist performs a correct assessment of the symptoms, the formulation of a treatment plan, and provides advice and education on home care to benefit the patients’ condition. Massage Therapy benefits all by reducing heart rate, by lowering blood pressure, by increasing blood circulation and lymph flow, it also relaxes muscles and improves range of motion of the joints. It promotes the release of endorphins, which reduces our perception of pain. These endorphins also help to decrease anxiety, which is why a massage tends to leave us with a feeling of less “stressed” With so many of today’s health problems being triggered and/or caused by stress, massage can play a huge role in stress management. Occasionally injuries are inherent to all sports and hockey is no exception. The recent reportings of 27 concussions and concussion-like symptoms in the NHL are testament to that fact. For this article I will talk about muscle injuries

suffered in the game of hockey and specifically muscle strain and pain of the lower back and groin area which most often go together. Many muscles are at work here, but one that most likely will always be working overtime is the iliopsoas muscle. This muscle is comprised of two muscles the psoas and the Iliacus. They are attached along the outside portion of the Lumbar vertebrae and the Lumbar discs (2) and run diagonally through the body and attaches on the ilium (1) and the upper and inner part of the thigh (groin). This muscles job is to allow the hip to flex - standing from a sitting position is flexion of this muscle. Hockey players are in a constant bent stance- hip flexion which produces pull or hyper-extension on the lower back or Lumbar region. During extension activities like hockey the iliopsoas will hyperextend

the spine thus the muscle is in a constant pulling state which will eventually lead to strain and discomfort. Once this stage has been reached usually the muscles of the thigh (quadraceps) inner thigh (adductors), buttocks (glutes), and abdominals are involved. The key to keeping these muscles from strain and pain is to stretch all of them 2-3 times per day, not just before “the game” and to keep the back and abdominals strong. Along with stretching and exercise regular therapeutic massage can reduce the pain and discomfort associated with these types of injuries as well as advise on specific stretches and exercises for the patient. As an avid hockey fan and as a player of the game it truly is a passion for those who play and I encourage hockey players of any age to try Massage Therapy and see how it can work for you. The Massage Therapy Clinic has been in operation for over 10 years and I have recently moved to 76 McGregor Street in Carleton Place and I welcome new patients. 613-257-7775 Sylvia Giles



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Amazing, a hummingbird in December came the hummingbird. Imagine a western The rufous back had a hummingbird species in small amount of green eastern Ontario in Devisible, with rufous on cember! What brought it the flanks. to our area? A wonderful sighting Just outside Eganville, on a grand December day. a female rufous humThe day before, I went mingbird was coming to Andrew Hayden Park, regularly to a feeder. The in west Ottawa, to try to Ottawa Citizen bird colfind the reported snowy umn reported this bird owl. Another birder coming every 20-25 minLYNDA C. BENNETT pointed out a fellow birdutes to feed. Strictly for the Birds er with scope set up on On the way to Eganville, this owl. Dec. 12, many American I walked to the point, and there crows and Canada geese were busy feeding. Two rough-legged hawks, sat the owl, sleeping on the edge of perched beside the highway, remind- the pier. Great to see, it is a female or jued me that winter was coming. Parking beside the road, I walked venile female of the species. Great down the lane to join another birder to see. From the park, to Moodie Drive, already there. Had he seen the hummingbird? Yes, three times in the to the gravel pit pond with geese and a few ducks to observe. Met a friend, last 25 minutes. I would wait for its return. Twen- Tony Beck, an ty minutes later, zip, onto the feeder excellent bird-

Please don’t forget ‘Isis’, Santa. Isis is a pretty, petite Torbie. Very clean, affectionate and would make a pefect addition to your household. I chose Isis as my last Pet of the Week for the year because she is so deserving of a home and because the foster home she was in was unable to keep her any longer, she had to go to LAWS. After being in a home and part of a family for so long, raising her kittens it was if she was abandoned twice now. Show Isis the true meaning of Christmas and make 2012 the year of her ‘furever’ home.

er, observing the geese. Had he seen a cackling goose? Yes, two of them. He found one, and I set my scope up to see this goose. Like a Canada, but smaller and paler, with a much shorter bill, it was nice to compare to the Canada’s. My Ontario and winter list have increased. Need a Christmas gift for a relative or friend? Why not consider buying a coconut bird feeder? TYPS, in Almonte, has them as part of a fundraising project, available for purchase at $10 each. All monies raised go to support youth programs. Rachel Eades is contact person at: 613-256-8485, or : Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please call Lynda at 613-2565013, or email with bird reports.

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Silver Creek consists of Tavenier; Hogan; Jeff Rogers, from Village Green, on keys and vocals; bassist Mark Laforest, from the downtown core; and drummer Shane McEwan, a Bridlewood resident. The band spent 12 days recording the tracks in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The members would get up around 10 a.m. and work in the studio until 2 a.m., with a few breaks in between for food. “We stranded ourselves in this little tiny American town and we didn’t really have anywhere else to go,” said Tavenier. “You get into this really strange universe. It’s five guys in a really, really creative mode.” Ottawa musician turned producer Eric Eggleston helped the band produce the new album, which features a range of musical styles including indie-rock, roots-rock, spaghetti western and Americana. “I think at the end of the day it’s just a Silver Creek record.” Now that the band is back on its home turf and its third album is complete, Silver Creek is assessing its next step. “(We want to) play as much as possible,” said Tavenier. “We’re going to try our best to get the record into the hands of people who we think can help us move it forward. It’s just trying to keep the momentum going; we’ve had a big year, a big year can slide into a small one pretty quickly.” For more information on Silver Creek, visit the band’s website at


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CARLETON PLACE - Carleton Place’s Blair Hogan chose a good year to join Ottawa band Silver Creek - with a United Kingdom tour, a new album release and countless shows played across Ontario the band considered 2011 a record year. And now the band is looking forward to a Carleton Place show on Friday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. at Valley BBQ to showcase the work and new album material. Hogan’s played countless shows at Valley BBQ while it was still Tilly’s, but it will be a first for the band, who have previously played at the Riverside Jam. “It (tours, recording) made the year go really quickly. Hopefully (next) year will be bigger than (this) year,” said Silver Creek vocalist and guitarist Shawn Tavenier. “There’s a lot of work ahead, but for now we just kind of feel good just letting out a sigh and being happy with the work that we’ve done.” Making it as a full-time, professional musician has been satisfying for Hogan, who also plays in Carleton Place and Perth regularly with Brock Zeman. “I haven’t had a job in years,” he said, not mentioning the 250 gigs a year he’s been playing. Between Silver Creek and playing with Zeman, Hogan has been able to support himself without working a typical nine to five job. Between the two groups is busy – he recalls running from one stage to the next at Bluesfest this summer, finishing a set with Zeman, and hopping on the stage to play with Silver Creek. “I couldn’t have gotten luckier,” he said about the chance to join Silver Creek, after its former lead guitarist left. Hogan is from Kanata, but became familiar with Carleton Place and the Lanark area after playing shows throughout for years, and decided to make the move several months ago to become a full-time resident. While the “bread and butter” is playing cover gigs at restaurants and bars, the band was able to play with Nepean artist Sarah McClurg in 11 cities over 17 days in the U.K. over the summer. Described by Hogan as playing “upbeat country rock,” Silver Creek kicked off the year on a strong note, recording their third full-length record, the first for him with the band. The album, titled ‘Princes and Kings’ was released on Dec. 9 at Mavericks in downtown Ottawa. “It’s pretty introspective – thinking about where we are as a band, where we are as people, what it means to be playing music when a lot of your friends have long since settled down and done stuff with their degrees,” said Tavenier.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 24 Christmas Eve live nativity re-enactment outside the Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte, 6:15 p.m. Shepherd’s fire at 1728 Concession 11A, just north of the Almonte traffic circle. St. George’s Anglican Church, Clayton, Christmas Eve dinner of Shepherd’s Pie and Angel Cake, 6:30 p.m., followed by Christmas carols at 8:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 27 Free Tim Horton’s ice skating at the Carleton Place arena, 75 Neelin St., from today until Saturday, Dec. 31. Free public swimming at the Carleton Place pool, 359 Bridge St., from today until Saturday, Dec. 31.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31 New Years Eve Party, Royal Canadian Legion branch 192, 177 George St., Carleton Place. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Live entertainment by Johnny Spinks, 9 p.m. Call 613-2571727 for details.

committee memebers or at the Clayton General Store, or by calling 613-256-6190. Proceeds from the event go to the Clayton Community Centre. Darling Senior Citizens New Years Eve Party, Tatlock Community Hall, 6 p.m. Cold plate supper, $10 per person. Euchre will follow at 7:30 p.m. Door prizes. The evening will end with the signing of “Auld Lang Syne.” For information, please call Gladys at 613-2562786 or Joan at 613-259-2606.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1 New Year’s Day Service with communion, 10 a.m., The Lighthouse Free Methodist Church, 355 Moffatt St., Carleton Place. All welcome. New Year’s Levee, Royal Canadian Legion branch 192, 177 George St., Carleton Place. Doors open at 11 a.m. Live entertainment provided by Johnny Spinks at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.

MONDAY, JAN. 2 Free public Tim Horton’s skating at the Carleton Place arena, 75 Neelin St., from today until Sunday, Jan. 8. Free public swimming at the Carleton Place pool, 359 Bridge St., from today until Friday, Jan. 6.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4 Royal Canadian Legion branch 192 Ladies Auxiliary charity bingo, 7 p.m., at 177 George St., Carleton Place.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8 New Years Eve Dance, Clayton Community Centre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music by Fred Ducharme and Ninth Line. Dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Late night cold buffet served. Tickets available from

Valley Singles Lunch, Rocky Mountain House Restaurant, 409 Stewart St., Renfrew, 12:30 p.m. For information, please call Fay at 613-256-8117 or Johanna at 613-432-7622.

Jan Hopkins doles out the dark and white turkey meat.

Photos by Desmond Devoy

HUNGRY LUNCH CAFE CHRISTMAS DINNER The Hungry Lunch Café is held every Tuesday at noon for seniors looking to socialize, and for the needy who require a warm meal and a sympathetic ear. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Café hosted its annual Christmas dinner, with turkey and pie, at Zion-Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place. Music was provided by The Barley Shakers from Almonte, and Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg, along with town Couns. Jerry Flynn and Rob Probert represented Mayor Wendy LeBlanc and council. The Café is staffed by volunteers from several Carleton Place area churches. Above, volunteer Carol Dryburgh chats with patrons on the serving line in the church hall. The January Valley Singles Lunch will be held at Rocky Mountain House Restaurant in Renfrew on Sunday, January 8th (because of the New Year’s holiday weekend) at 12:30 p.m. For info call Fay at (613)256-8117 or Johanna at (613)432-7622. Thank you.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 Almonte Community Friendship Luncheon, noon, United Church hall, 106 Elgin St.,

Almonte. Soup, sandwiches and homemade dessert, $5. All seniors welcome. For more information, please call Donna at 613-256-1894 or Louise at 613-256-7830.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Ham n’ Bean Supper, Clayton Community Hall, 2 to 6 p.m., supper served at 5 p.m. All musicians welcome. Proceeds go to the Clayton Hall fund.

A full plate = a full stomach = a grateful heart.

Dianne Nel keeps an eye on the boiling vegetables just before serving.




CARLETON PLACE – Many Carleton Place families have embraced the Canadian weekend reality of early morning hockey practices, with the same Tim Bits players begging to stay up late to watch Hockey Night in Canada on television at night. But Carleton Place is a unique community, argues Serge Robichaud, a hockey dad of three who moved from Ottawa seven years ago. “Being an outside looking in, you see a different view than people who were born and raised here,” Robichaud said. “You really appreciate what a small town and a community is all about.” So when the Independent Grocer store manager saw the Kraft Hockeyville promotion, he jumped at the chance to enter Carleton Place. “I thought what a great program to unite the community and create community involvement and spirit,” he said. “Because there isn’t a bigger attraction than the local arena.” The Kraft Hockeyville con-

banners around town, one on Bridge Street, one in front of the arena, and the third one will be a travelling sign. Local businesses have also agreed to

test has communities across Canada enter and compete for the honour of being named Hockeyville. Top communities in each of the five designated region are chosen, so Carleton Place will have to be one of the top three in Ontario to move onto the second round. If they win, Carleton Place could receive $100,000 for arena upgrades, and get to host an NHL pre-season game. The other top five selections win $25,000 for upgrades to the arena. Last year, Conception Bay South, NFLD, was named Hockeyville. The hockey community and town have rallied behind Robichaud to make the push for Carleton Place’s bid to become Hockeyville. “I just planted the seed, and now it’s exploded,” Robichaud said. Carleton Place council announced their plans for the town’s bid at the Dec. 13 meeting. There are also proposals afoot to place three Hockeyville

change their road signs to tell people where and how to vote, council said. Coun. Jerry Flynn encouraged Carleton Place residents, when they are out and about visiting family and friends the world over during the holiday

season, to bring a Carleton Place Hockeyville sign with them. The travellers can then have a photo of them with the sign taken at some exotic locale to show people the world over know that Carleton Place is truly Canada’s Hockeyville. The photos will be added to the Carleton Place Hockeyville Facebook page by Robichaud. “This will take a full community effort,” said Flynn. “Just to qualify this far is a big thing.” About 18,000 flyers were sent out to the elementary schools, and within two days more than 300 members had joined the online community to support Hockeyvile. There will be more events and plans to come, as a master plan for more events and dates will be unveiled in January. By becoming one of the 68 qualified communities as of Dec. 20, Carleton Place is entered into an early bird contest to win $10,000 for hockey equipment. Canadian communities can enter the contest up until Jan.

31, so the competition really gets down to the nitty-gritty Feb. 1 – March 2, with the top 15 announced on March 3. “And we’ll be one of the 15, there’s no question in my mind that we will be,” Robichaud said. Hockeyville supporters are asking for residents to upload photos and be active in social media. Several companies have already jumped on board the bid, including Tomahawk Technology, which designed a website and logo to launch the social media component of Carleton Place for Hockeyville. The website is hockeyville., and the Facebook page is http://www. f Supporters on Twitter can also tweet at Carleton Place Hockeyville at the username CPKraftHockey12. “What we are asking for to be successful is full support from the community,” said Robichaud. “If we were to host a minor hockey game, we need to fill the arena, we need to showcase our community to Canada and explain why we should be Hockeyville.”

Photo by Matthew Jay

CANADIANS WIN OVER JR. SENS Canadians defenceman Christian Weidauer protects the puck from Jr. Senators forward Riley Hennigar during the third period of Carleton Place’s 4-1 victory on Dec. 14 at the Jim Durrell Complex. Brock Edwards scored two goals and added an assist to pace the Canadians, who have a five-point lead ahead of Brockville and Cornwall in the Robinson Division. The Canadians’ next home game is Jan. 3 when Smiths Falls comes to town.


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Carleton Place enters Kraft Hockeyville 2012 contest


December 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


SWOOSH Players from the junior Notre Dame Catholic High School and Almonte District High School watch as the ball comes through the net during a game on Dec. 15 at ADHS. Notre Dame won the game, but it was a close one - with a 32-29 final score.

Photo by Brier Dodge

Photo courtesy Debra Hamilton

VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS St. Mary School, coached by Patrick Huntley, won the girls volleyball tournament that they hosted on Dec. 1. Pictured are members of the Carleton Place school’s team: Jadyn Fraser, Kate Ritchie, Kate Graham, Paige Ivens, Taylor Bradbury, Samantha Dekart, Chloe Michaud, Hannah Dikken, Jaymi Hawkins, Lyndsay Sheedy, Bethany Quartermain and Victoria Muir.



CPHS Athlete of the Month

Upcoming Thunder games

EOJHL standings (Through Dec. 20, 2011)

Valley Division Team Arnprior Packers Perth Blue Wings Almonte Thunder Stittsville Royals Renfrew Timberwolves Shawville Pontiacs

GP 28 29 25 29 27 29

W 19 15 10 9 9 7

L T OTL PTS 6 3 0 41 11 1 2 33 11 3 1 24 17 3 0 21 17 1 0 19 20 0 2 16

Almonte at Arnprior Dec. 30, 8 p.m. Almonte at Shawville Jan. 3, 8 p.m. Renfrew at Almonte Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Almonte at Metcalfe Jan. 8, 2:15 p.m. Almonte at Perth Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m.



CARLETON PLACE – Marissa Boiving was the athlete of the month for Carleton Place High School for December. The Grade 12 student is a key member of both basketball and volleyball teams, who hopes to play volleyball at a post-secondary level next year. She was chosen by her coaches because of hard work, skills and performance. She plays mostly power or ride side,

and coach Jean Pye said the left-handed player can often surprise the opposition with strong spikes. “Marissa is always at practice and is a reliable, talented and positive member of our team,” Pye said. Boiving said she enjoys volleyball because of the strong team aspect of the sport, and that the members of the girls’ team at CPHS are very close. Next year, she hopes to attend the University of Guelph, which offers a varsity volleyball program.

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Canadian Cancer Society makes final push in funding life-saving rides Wheels of Hope nears end of campaign


he Canadian Cancer Society in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville is closing in on their goal of raising funds to support 415 local rides to life-saving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as their first annual Wheels of Hope campaign draws to a close. Incoming Unit President Janice Hopkins is confident they will hit their target, even in an uncertain economy. “The fundraising campaign ends on December 31, 2011, so time is running short if people wish to contribute”, says Hopkins. “We remain hopeful that we’ll reach that goal, so that we’ll be able to support the 953 adults and 13 children that depend on our transportation service.” The Canadian Cancer Society’s Transportation Program is the largest of its kind in North America and is run solely by donations from the public, service clubs and local businesses. In 2010, the volunteer drivers of the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville unit drove an astounding 404,700 kilometers to ensure that cancer patients in their community got to their treatments. That is equivalent to driving around the world 10 times! “Our volunteer drivers are truly remarkable people who give of their time and the use of their vehicle to help local families get to their live-saving treatments”, says Hopkins. “Instead of worrying about how or whether they can make it to the next appointment, patients are able to focus on getting better and fighting cancer.” About one in five clients who use the Canadian Cancer Society TransportaThis ad is generously sponsored by



tion Program reported that they would miss their life-saving appointments if they were not assisted by the Society. Wheels of Hope is a new local fundraising campaign that was launched in September to help raise money for the transportation program in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. Last year, the local office spent over $125,000 to cover the more than 3,928 rides to treatment. The Wheels of Hope campaign ends December 31, 2011, and they need your help. There are still 112 rides that need funding. This goal cannot be met without the support of people like you. The average cost to transport a client to one treatment is $60, however any donation would greatly benefit the local community. 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 www.cancer. ca/wheelsofhopeLLG. 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. When you want to know more about cancer, visit or call the bilingual Cancer Information Service, toll-free, at 1-888-939-3333.

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Le Club Optimiste de Carleton Place Pancake Breakfast with Santa CHRIS COUPER Le Club Optimiste de Carleton Place held its second annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa this past Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Church in Carleton Place. The young service club, which began serving the local francophone community three years ago, held the Pancake Breakfast with Santa as a fundraising event. Along with offering a hearty breakfast, the club put together a bake sale, an area for children to pick out gifts for their parents, and a chance to meet Santa for a photo opportunity. Club president Lise MacMillan said the purpose of the club is twofold: to reach out to the local francophone community, and to benefit local youth. MacMillan was very positive that the club would continue to grow with community support, and encouraged anyone interested to get involved. “Our club is not strictly about immersion,” explained MacMillan. “Many of our events are fully bilingual. It’s all about helping the kids.” For their next public event, Le Club Optimiste de Carleton Place will be holding an afternoon

Photo by Chris Couper

Dan Blum and his wife Ghislaine are happy to have found a welcoming francophone community in Carleton Place for their children Samuel, 4, and Elia, 6. The family moved from Calgary to Kanata, before recently settling into Carleton Place. skate at the Carleton Place arena on Feb. 12, followed by a spaghetti dinner and craft sale. Anyone interested in finding out more information about the club is encouraged to contact MacMillan at 613-253-0638.

Photo by Brier Dodge

Pakenham Public School student Brooklyn Ziebarth, 6, takes part in the Santa Seconds at the school last week. The students brought items from home and traded with others so they could take them home as gifts for their families.

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Mathematics teacher Mythili Kalyanasundaram sits on Santa’s knee when the man in red paid a visit to Almonte and District High School on Friday, Dec. 16.

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Santa’s just one of the boys, the boys in this case being Almonte and District High School students Nick Brydges, Brett Larocque, Billye Storie, Evan Cardiff, and Jarett Cann.

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Reeve Richard Kidd Councillor Brian Dowdall Councillor Tim Campbell Councillor Faye Campbell Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau

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CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS The Beckwith Township Office will be closed: Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at noon and will re-open Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

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CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S BLUE BOX RECYCLING SCHEDULE There will be NO RECYCLING Monday December 26th, 2011 – Boxing Day. Regular pickup is delayed until Monday January 2nd, 2012. *Blue box material can be dropped off at Waste Management, 8011 Highway 15 at Black’s Corners, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All other collection days remain unchanged. BECKWITH PUBLIC SKATING Sunday’s 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Beckwith Recreation Complex, 1319 9th Line Beckwith - Beckwith Park. Cost: $2.00 each. FREE HOLIDAY SKATES (Sponsored by Tim Horton’s): 1:00 - 2:00 PM on Tuesday December 27th, 2011 and Tuesday January 3rd, 2012. SKATING PASSES: Ten Skating passes for only $15.00 (Value of $20.00 - Save $5.00!!!). Pass booklets can be purchased at the Beckwith Township Office or on Sundays at the Public Skate. For further information, please contact the Township of Beckwith at 613-257-1539.

COMMITTEE, BOARDS AND OTHER PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS The Council of the Township of Beckwith invites residents who are at least 18 years of age to submit a letter of interest by 12:00 noon on January 9th, 2012 to the following committees: Economic Development • Recreation Committee • Rideau Valley Conservation Authorit Beckwith Municipal Drug Strategy Committee • Beckwith Heritage Committee For more information about the appointments refer to under News.



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For over twenty-five years Renfrew Victoria Hospital has been the proud sponsor of the Addictions Treatment Service (ATS), providing outpatient community treatment services to individuals and family members who are experiencing problems because of alcohol and/or drug use, and/or problem gambling, in the communities of Renfrew, Pembroke, Barry’s Bay, Deep River, Eganville and Arnprior. Individuals with a Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent, and a minimum of two years related clinical experience are encouraged to apply. Certification as an Addiction Counsellor and bilingualism are employment assets. Demonstrated skills in program development and problem gambling/addiction interventions, a strong knowledge of community health and social service resources in our region, work experience in motivational interviewing techniques, and demonstrated success in program administration and management are required. This position requires access to personal transportation and possession of a valid driver’s license. Working out of our Renfrew and satellite offices, the Director performs supervisory and administrative duties for the ATS; and, conducts client assessments, counsels and refers clients to appropriate agencies. The Director is a member of the multi-disciplinary Advisory Committee to ATS. The successful applicant needs to be a flexible/creative leader who is able to work independently using a client-centered, solution-focused approach. A Criminal Record Check is a pre-condition of employment at RVH. Qualified applicants should submit their resume by January 13th, 2012 to: JULIA BOUDREAU V.P. CORPORATE SERVICES RENFREW VICTORIA HOSPITAL 499 RAGLAN STREET RENFREW, ONTARIO K7V 1P6 EMAIL:

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The family of the Late Raymond Munro would like to express sincere thanks to friends and relatives for cards, flowers and donations made in Ray’s memory. Special thanks to the staff at Fairview Manor for their care and compassion. Thank you to Rev. Mary Royal for the lovely service and special thanks to Susan for doing the eulogy and Bonnie for the many trips to Fairview to spend time with Ray and run errands.


Special thanks to the Gamble Funeral Home for their expertise and helping us through these difficult times. And thanks to the Ladies of the United Church for the wonderful luncheon. From Ray’s sisters and brothers.



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Sheena McKeen & Peter Love are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby boy, William Scott McKeen-Love, born September 2, 2011, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Curtis and Josée McKeen of Carleton Place and Lloyd and Susan Love of Perth. Big sister Isabell is also happy to welcome him into her life. 321122

Clements: In loving memory of a dear brother and uncle, Bill, who passed away Dec. 26, 2008. Remember him with a smile today He was not one for tears Reflect instead on memories Of many happy years. Recall to mind the way he spoke Of all the things he said His strength, his jokes, the way he laughed Remember these instead. Loved and forever missed, Jean and Mike


Glover: In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Kay, who passed away Dec. 28, 2005. I cannot help but wish sometimes, you were not quite so far away But life has spots for both of us and you’re never any further than the corner of my heart. Love you, Ann, Fraser and family

Clements: In loving memory of a dear husband and father, William, who passed away Dec. 26, 2008. How we miss the welcome footsteps Of the one we loved so dear Oft we listen for him coming Fully sure that he is near You are gone, but not forgotten Fresh our love will ever be For as long as there is memory We will always think of thee. Lovingly remembered, Joy and Craig

McNeely In loving memory of Lonny, April 9, 1965Dec. 20, 2007. To us you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today They say that time heals everything But we know that isn’t so We miss you just as much today Giles: In loving memo- As we did four years ry of Ivan, who passed ago away Dec. 20, Loved and remem1988. bered, I think of him in silence Forever in our hearts. Your family and friends His name I oft recall There is nothing left to answer But his picture on the wall. Always remembered, Elford, Pat Giles and family



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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

22nd 2002 - Badour, Howard N. 2005 - MacGregor, Ian Alexander

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”.

2000 - Lawson, Mary Nora Bernadette 26th 1975 - Dean, William Irvine “Bill” 1982 - Goodfellow, Helen Theresa 1996 - Evoy, Velma Jean 2004 - Seward, James Ross “Jim” 2004 - Hamilton, Margaret Beverly

23rd 1988 - Barr, Catherine McGuire 1988 - Thurston, Iris (Peggy) 2004 - Noiseux, Irene Mary 2009 - Watt, Donald George 24th 1976 - Smith, Fannie Bowen 1983 - Price, John Henry “Harry” 2000 - Simpson, Charles Orr “Chic” 2001 - LaRocque, Clark Robert 2001 - McCarthy, Kathryn Irene 2006 - Gascon, Anthony Rodger “Tony” 2008 - Andrews, John Edwin Wilbert 25th 1977 - Houston, Catherine Melvina 1997 - More, Laurier Bryan “Laurie”

27th 1979 - Doran, George Lester Emsley 1980 - More, Andrew Lawrence 2003 - LeClaire, Joseph Harry 2010 - Laurin, Jacques William

In loving memory of Lonny McNeely who passed away December 20, 2007. God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered, “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home. If tears could build a stairway And memories a lane We’d walk right up to heaven And bring you home again. We love you and we miss you. Until we meet again... Love: Kevin, Shelley, Jenna and Connor McNeely





28th 1989 - Elliott, William Merril 2001 - Lee, Margaret Ellen 2002 - Morrow, William Joseph 2003 - Moxam, Freda Grace Florence

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Family and friends visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario. 613-256-3313 On Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Ladies Auxiliary-Branch 240 Service at 6:45pm. Complete Chapel Service on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2pm. Private family interment on Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Doreen’s name to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Fund. Condolences & Tributes

Argue-Montgomery, Helen Mary Peacefully at Woodhaven Long Term Care Center, Markham, ON, on Wednesday December 14, 2011 at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Chester Argue. Loving mother of William Argue (Gail) and Judith Sturgis (Bev). Proud grandmother of William Argue, Joanne Byrne, Katherine Thomas, Julia Klingenberg and David Sturgis. Great-grandmother of 11. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother John Morton.

The Funeral Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, on Friday December 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service was held Saturday in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Peacefully in Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. Rosina Florence Kitsell, beloved wife of the late Samuel Stone. Loving mother to Beverley (Bruce) Jenkins, Richard (Judy) Stone and Brian (Christine) Stone. Cherished grandma to Laura, Breanna (Shaun), Errin, Shawna, and Brittaney (Derek) and great-grandma to Jacob, Cameron and Sophie. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Fairview Manor would be appreciated. The Stone family would like to thank all the staff at Fairview Manor for the outstanding care given to Rosina while she was a resident there. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

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MacDonald, James Nicholson Leroy “Lee” Peacefully at Almonte General Hospital with family at his side on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Loving husband of Carmie McPherson. Proud father of Marlo (late Jim) Daniel, Lee Anna (Stephen) Carisse, Moyra (Shawn) Maheral and Greg (Kelly Mackay). Cherished pappa to Storm, Briar, Madison, Sadie, Mikayla, Scout and Piper. Dear brother of Talbot, Garry (Diane), Wayne (Beverly), Linus (Pauline), Cornell (Angie) and predeceased by brother Frank. The MacDonald family would like to thank the Almonte General Hospital “Rosamond Wing” for the outstanding care given to Lee. Family and friends were invited to a Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Corkery on Tuesday, December 20th at 11 a.m. For those who wish, donations to the Almonte General Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at Funeral arrangements in the care of the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, Ontario.

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(Ladies Auxiliary-Branch 240) Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Almonte General Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2011 Doreen (nee Barrie) of Almonte, age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Merville. Dear mother of Ethel (Ron) McDonald, John (Kathie) Goodfellow and pre-deceased by two children Karl and Beryl. Survived by sonin-law Ellis Carter. Proud “Nan” of many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Brother-in-law and close friend Doug Sutherland. Will be sadly missed by her many relatives and friends.

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inSPIRE Church Carleton Place We are holding a preview service on December 24th at 6pm at Calvary Christian Academy. 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 Dec. 24 Christmas Eve 7:00 p.m. - Family Eucharist 10:00 p.m. – Choral Eucharist (Carol sing beginning at 9:45) Dec. 25 Christmas Day 10:00 a.m. - Christmas Service 11:00 a.m. Carols followed by Christmas Dinner at noon New Years Day 8:00 a.m. - Quiet traditional 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast 11:00 am – Combined Service Come celebrate the joy of Christmas! If you need a ride to church please call the Parish Office. Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613.256.2184 Rev. Alison & Rev. Brian Sharpe Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director Christmas Eve Service 7 p.m. No Service Christmas morning 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) Grace Anglican Church An Anglican Network in Canada Church You are invited to worship with us Sunday Morning @ 9:30am Dec 24th – Christmas Eve at 4pm (no Christmas morning service on the 25th) 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! St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., CP Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 Saturday December 24th 5pm, 7pm and Midnight Mass Christmas Day Sunday December 25th, Mass at 10am New Years Eve: Saturday December 31st , 5pm Mass New Years Day: Sunday January 1st, 2012, 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 Almonte Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613.256.5655 Pastor: Paul Benson 11 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worship Christmas Eve Service 7:00pm 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


Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613 257 3484 Email: Zion-Memorial United Church 37 Franklin Street • 613-257-2133 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. - Sunday School Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Peter W. Dahlin, B.A., M.Div. Organist: Mr. Tony Stuart WARM WELCOME TO ALL! The United Church of Canada Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge Ashton, Munster & Prospect Christmas Eve -December 24th 4:00pm in Munster 8:00pm in Ashton Christmas Day – December 25th No service 613-693-1849 Rev. Matt Gallinger Everyone Welcome The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt St. 613-257-4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson W-mail: Web: Sunday Services 10am Celebration Service & Children’s Church Contact us for more information. Seventh Day Adventist Church 117 Victoria St. 613-257-5109 Pastor: Adriaan van der Lingen 613-979-1161 SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School - 9:30 a.m. Divine Service - 11:00 a.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck Sunday School 10am Worship 11am Children’s Church provided Prayer & Bible Study Wednesday 7pm All Welcome! Handicap access Air Conditioned Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 am - Sunday Worship & Sunday School • Child Care Available Website: Email: offi Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon-Fri. For Transportation call the office.

St. James Anglican Church 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario • 613.257.3178 Web site: Thursday December 22nd, 2011 10am Holy Eucharist Saturday December 24th, 2011 Christmas Eve 4pm Christmas Pageant & Eucharist 7pm Festive Choral Eucharist with Choir 11pm Midnight Christmas Eucharist Sunday December 25th, 2011 NO 8am Holy Eucharist 10am Holy Eucharist Thursday December 29th, 2011 10am Holy Eucharist Rector The Rev. David Andrew Assistant Curate The Rev. Carolyn Sharp Organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director Pat Grainger

Affiliated with the Anglican Network in Canada Come, worship with us! DECEMBER 24th 7:00pm - Christmas Eve - Holy Communion Family Service Worshipping at 117 Victoria St. Carleton Place Info: Dave Kemp, Lay Pastor 613-257-5490 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 39 Bridge St. • Tel. 613-257-3133 Minister Rev. Tony Boonstra B.ED, B.TH., M.DIV. Organist and Choir Director Susan Harron Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. The porch lamp is lit. Nursery Available Every Sunday Handicap Access Parish of Franktown & Innisville Anglican Churches Sunday Services: Rev. Laurette Glasgow 613-257-1340 St. James, Franktown 8:30 a.m. St. John’s, Innisville 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Cornerstone Community Church A Free Methodist Congregation (Just east of Tim Horton’s) 613.256.4995 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. A Christmas Day Family Service will be held at the church at 10am A warm welcome awaits you all! Worship Service & Sunday School FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. Youth Group




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Contact: Bill Bowers (20 years experience) (H) 253-8633 • (C) 621-2299

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8 Emily St. Carleton Place


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Ian F McBain, Agent 114 Beckwith Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2T4 613-257-5163 Fax 613-257-4825


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Call Andy 613-253-0298 or 613-253-6671


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Johnny Stewart 613-324-2349 (C) Rickey Minnille 613-256-1735 (H) 613-277-6465 (C)

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Purchase green firewood now for next year Delivery of small and large loads available Cedar kindling also available

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Wolf Creek Farm Firewood For Sale • Retirement Planning

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December 22 2011 Canadian Gazette

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The meetings on December 27th and January 3rd will be cancelled with regular meetings resuming on January 10th, 2012. HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note, on Friday, December 23rd, the Town Hall will close at Noon for the Holiday Season. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.


To the New Year’s Day Levee with the Mayor and Town Council! Gather the family and join us on New Years Day at the Carleton Place Arena from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. for a fun afternoon of free public skating, hot chocolate and hot dogs.


Brought to you by the Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department Free Booty Camp Fitness Class: Thursday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. * At the Carleton Place Arena - 75 Neelin St., Carleton Place Free Curling Night: Friday, Jan. 6, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. * The Carleton Place Curling Club- 120 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place Free Spin Your Butt Off - Spin Camp: Saturday, Jan. 7th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. * At Heritage Fitness - 2 Costello Drive, Carleton Place


- which will give us $100,000 in Arena Upgrades from Kraft Canada, a NHL pre-season game played at our Arena, NHL open team practises, and Hockey Night in Canada will broadcast a special on CBC.

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION The Public Works Dept. will begin collecting Christmas Trees at the curb for disposal on January 3, 2012 for a period of 2-3 weeks. Please place the tree at the curb by 8 a.m. and no plastic bags. The Public Works Yard will be closed from December 23rd to January 2nd and will resume operations January 3rd, should you have a Public Works Emergency, please call 613-257-2253 to be connected to our after hours paging service.

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



The Chamber of Commerce is currently compiling a list of community events for the 2012 Information Guide. If you would like your event listed in the guide please send all relevant information on your event to for consideration. All listings should include title of event, date and time for event, and contact phone and or email address for event organizer. Deadline for copy is January 31st, 2011.

To sign up to vote you must: - Go to - Sign up via email - Fill out your information and sign up then find Carleton Place Arena by using the search bar - Click on the red box that says “join us” - Click on accept at the bottom of the rules box. Once you are signed up you can upload your stories, videos, and pictures. Every submission for Carleton Place improves our chances! Vote Now!

The Carleton Place Public Works Department would like to inform residents of the following changes in waste collection during the holidays: December 26 (Boxing Day) – there will be no recycling or garbage collection December 27 – only garbage will be collected for those with regular collection on Mondays December 28 & 29 – collection will remain as normal January 2 - recycling and garbage collection will return as normal




Monday, Dec. 26 Boxing Day

Tuesday, Dec. 27

(for Monday collection route only)

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Thursday, Dec. 29 Monday, Jan. 2

(for Monday collection route only) Should you have any questions, please visit the Town’s website or contact Public Works (257-2253) prior to December 23rd. We would like to remind residents that Christmas wrapping paper is not a recyclable item. Tips to Residents: • Please ensure garbage and recycling materials are at the curb by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. • Please flatten box board and do not use string • Wrapping paper is NOT a recyclable material. If you have any questions regarding garbage collection, please call TOPPS 613-257-1195. If you have questions regarding recycling collection please call Waste Management 613-257-1602. Information is also available on the Town’s website,

December 22 2011 Canadian Gazette

Municipal Matters • Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22 2011 Canadian Gazette



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December 22, 2011

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