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Candidate profiles for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington and coverage of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills allcandidate discussions. 20, 22, 23


COURTING THE VOTERS OF 2027 New Democratic Party candidate Liam Duff meets Evelyn, 6, and Rowan, 3, Goddard of Dunrobin, who were attending their first political debate, at the all candidates debate held at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Sept. 15. The debate was organized by The Hub and The Mills Community Support Corporation. For full coverage, see page 23.

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ALMONTE – The organizers of last week’s all-candidates debate in Almonte are claiming Progressive Conservative candidate Jack MacLaren cancelled a promised appearance on the morning of the


debate. Glenda Jones, president of The Hub, one of the co-organizers of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills debate, along with the Mills Community Support Corporation, took the unusual step of standing up in the middle of the question-and-answer session to make her position on the matter clear during the Sept. 15 debate. See ‘MEETING’ PAGE 3

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PAKENHAM – After 33 years in the berry business, the Ralph family of Cedar Hill Berry Farm are shifting their focus to Christmas trees. The farm was settled in the 1820s by the Forsythe family, of which Paul Ralph’s son and daughter, Devon and Lindsay, are eighth generation. Together, Ria and Paul Ralph have six children and eight grandchildren in their blended family, so there are always plenty of hands around to help every weekend. But five of the children have full-time jobs, while Devon has been operating the farm along with Paul and Ria, while working as a volunteer firefighter and living in Arnprior. When Devon decided to pursue his career as a full-time firefighter, “we had to sit down and re-evaluate,” Paul said. Having the farm is a lot more than just picking berries, said Devon, who recalled staying up all night in early spring to make sure the frost didn’t get to the berries.

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CARLETON PLACE – The co-founder of the Walk4Justice campaign, which brings to light the epidemic of murdered and missing aboriginal women across the country, got a rude reception to Lanark County last week. On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 15, Bernie Williams needed to use a washroom after a long day of walking to support aboriginal elders Mabel Todd and Alec Clipton, who are walking from Vancouver to Parliament Hill. A young white woman was standing outside after Williams came out of the washroom, and Williams overheard some very ugly words from her. “You expect me to go in there after you let that Indian use the washroom?” the woman said, according to Williams. “I am really angry today,” said Williams as she stood surrounded by supporters, native and non-native alike, in front of the Carleton Place sign at the intersection of highways 7 and 15 on Sept. 16. “I go to bed as an Indian and I waked up as an Indian.” Williams called this crosscountry walk the hardest she has ever been on. “If anyone ever told you that there is no racism here in Canada, you need to check your head…It’s so well hidden,” said Williams, as the weekend rushhour traffic drove by. “We’re the ones who go into the trenches and mop up the blood of our brothers and sisters.” The march began in Vancouver on June 21, and since then, 35 more women, and three men, have either been murdered or

gone missing. Williams charged that there is an ongoing war against women that most Canadians are unaware of. “If you are not outraged at what is going on, then you’re not paying attention to what is going on,” said Williams. She chastised Status of Women Canada for what she saw as failing to support her and the initiative. “I didn’t vote for Status of Women,” said Williams. “They never supported us. They basically turned us away,” during last year’s walk. Williams speaks on the issue from personal knowledge. Her mother, two sisters and a brother were all murdered at different times. She stated that her brother was hung over a five-dollar drug debt. “If my words are too harsh for you, well, suck it up princess,” said a clearly emotional Williams. “How many more women have to die, Mr. Harper? What if this was your son or daughter? This is a national tragedy.” Despite the harsh words expressed to Williams outside of the washroom last week, Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau spoke for the vast majority of county residents in welcoming her and her fellow walkers to the area. “I wish you a safe and productive journey…I commend you for this incredible effort,” said Mousseau, who is also the deputy reeve of Beckwith Township. “It’s a tragedy and I wish you well when you head to Parliament Hill and I wish that my fellow politicians will listen.” Mousseau noted that more than 500 First Nations people were evacuated from forest fires

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Walkers and supporters pose in front of the Carleton Place sign at the intersection of Highways 7 and 15 on Sept. 16, to show their support for Canada’s murdered and missing women. To the fore is a banner bearing information on a missing woman from Winnipeg. in northern Ontario this past summer and put up at the former Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls. “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and understand each other,” said Mousseau. “We need to go to action,” said Tracey Kinnari of the Social Concerns Committee of Carleton Place, which incorporates several area churches. “There are people who don’t see beyond their everyday lives…We have to go the distance too.” Erin Lee-Todd, executive director of Lanark County Interval House, knows all too well the toll of violence against women. “It is unfortunate that we still have women who are murdered and missing and no one is looking for them,” said Lee-Todd. “It’s a tragedy that we stand

here.” Another walker echoed some of the frustrations felt by Williams. “It’s been a long walk for all of us,” said Gladice Reddick. “We will scream their name either alone or with millions behind us.” The walks began in 2008, and things have not gotten better. “The first time we walked, it was 11 (who went missing during the walk), and that was too many,” said Reddick, who called for a national missing and murdered women’s symposium and task force. “Across the country, we know that there is no accountability,” said Reddick, with regards to missing and murdered native women. One walker who was not walking alone was Cindy Rubio

of Sandy Bay, Manitoba, who joined the walkers in Toronto after flying in from her remote reservation. Rubio used to enjoy going for walks with her daughter and best friend Roberta McIvor. Sadly, McIvor died on July 30 of this year. “She was decapitated,” said Rubio. “She was found on the side of the road. Her head was found 60 feet away … They have two suspects in custody, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old … and they’ve only been charged with car theft and manslaughter.” Rubio says that she thinks about her daughter every day. “I’m doing this to honour her name and all other women,” said Rubio. “I feel she is walking with me.”

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CHILI AND CHOCOLATE? MUCHO FANTASTICO! Kae Roberts and Louise Lafleur try out the Mexican chocolate chili, during the chili cook-off and contest held at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Sept. 17.

A GARDEN OF HOPE, ONE DAFFODIL AT A TIME Anne Buchanan and Charlotte Pragnell pose for a photo during the Daffodil Garden of Hope fundraiser held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market. All proceeds from daffodil bulb sales went towards the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be a planting ceremony for the Garden of Hope on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Riverside Park.

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Continued from FRONT “This meeting was set up and the room booked on Aug. 15,” said Jones. Jones said that the debate organizers contacted all of the candidates, and sent out a follow-up email, on Tuesday, Sept. 6. “I gave them (the candidates) the format,” said Jones. “I contacted Jack MacLaren’s office three times. I spoke to a lady at his office. She said, ‘Oh, yes, he’s coming,’” and that his biography would be forthcoming. “This morning, I got a letter from Team Jack saying that he would not be coming,” said Jones. “There had been a miscommunication.” Organizers for the Mills Corporation were also in contact with MacLaren’s campaign and were led to believe that the Progressive Conservative candidate

would be in attendance. (Family Coalition Party candidate Cynthia Bredfeldt was also not in attendance at the Almonte debate.) An email exchange between Jones and MacLaren’s campaign, obtained by the Canadian Gazette, shows that an email from Jones, seeking confirmation that MacLaren would be attending, was sent to one Phil Sweetnam, who then forwarded it on to MacLaren’s campaign manager, Glen Brooks, on Friday, Sept. 2. “This message regarding an all-candidates meeting in Almonte came in this afternoon,” wrote Sweetnam. “I wanted to make sure it got routed to you.” The MacLaren campaign contends there was a miscommunication along the way. “Regrets were given (from MacLaren’s campaign),” said Sandra Hodges, Ma-

cLaren’s campaign office manager, during a telephone interview Sept. 16. When MacLaren’s office received a later email, Hodges stated that “I said to my scheduler, ‘Look, I think they think we’re coming’. “I’m not sure where the disconnect was,” added Hodges. She said that MacLaren was at another event and knocking on doors on the evening of Sept. 15. MacLaren’s absence was brought up numerous times during the Almonte debate. “Local leadership starts with showing up,” said Liberal candidate Megan Cornell. “He (MacLaren) is not an incumbent. He needs to get out and meet you and answer your questions.” MacLaren’s absence was also noted by questioners in the audience. “I’m terribly disappointed that Jack


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MacLaren did not show up,” said Almonte resident Arnie Francis. “I’d like to thank you three candidates for showing up. It shows great respect for the community.” MacLaren’s team has stated that he will be attending a maximum of four debates and all-candidates meetings. MacLaren is slated to appear at a debate sponsored by the Arnprior Region Federation of Agriculture at the Stewart Community Centre, 112 MacFarlane St., Pakenham, on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. MacLaren has also indicated that he would like to appear at a seniors issues forum at the Almonte Curling Club, 160 Bridge St., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Mills Community Support Corporation.

FIRE BAN IN EFFECT Effective immediately, no open air burning is permitted in the Township of Lanark Highlands. Fire bans will be extended or cancelled depending on weather conditions. Permits are not issued for burning of grass or leaves at any time. The discharge of fireworks is prohibited during a Fire Ban. The Fire Department of Lanark Highlands reminds all residents that you are responsible and liable for all open air fires used to burn brush or wood products. For additional updates or if you have any questions please contact the Township of Lanark Highlands municipal office at 613-259-2398 ext. 242 or 1-800-239-4695.

Council Meeting Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. Council

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Trees to take over from the berry business Continued from front After only a few hours of sleep, it was back work. “So we’re not retiring, but we are changing our focus,” Paul said. The Cedar Hill farm, now the Cedar Hill Tree Farm, will no longer sell strawberries, raspberries or sweet corn (blueberry sales halted several years ago). “It’ll be a lot more sane,” Devon said, of farm life focusing on the trees. Instead, the 30 acres of crops will now be filled with various types of evergreen trees. The 30,000 trees are still a big job, so the Ralphs will still employ local workers through the summer months to plant and prune, and November and December employees to help with sales and operations. Many of the employees who have sold, picked, or worked on the farm in any capacity have returned year-after-year, the family said. “Working here has financed a few educations,” Ria said. A new building for Christmas trees is being built exclusively by local tradesman and neighbours, keeping the farm’s roots close by. “We just want people to know how much we’ve appreciated the excellent support from the community in buying, but also producing,” Paul said. EXPANDING TRADITION It’s an annual tradition for many families, located both near and far from Cedar Hill, to drive out to the farm to select the

perfect Christmas tree to take home. They drive out to the farm (which has also expanded its parking), and can spend hours hand choosing the perfect tree. After either cutting it down, or selecting a pre-cut tree, families bundle it and load onto the roof of their car, before returning home to enjoy the familiar Christmas-y smell authenticated by a fresh tree. So as the berry stage of the farm’s life winds down, the Christmas season and tree farm is only ramping up. The area where visitors used to come to get a hot chocolate, warm up, or buy a wreath made by Ria, will be completely different. A new building, four times the size of the previous building, has already been erected on the property. Made partially of wood from the Cedar Hill farm itself, the Ralphs are excited to finally have indoor washroom facilities – making the portable toilet, or guest trips inside the family home, unnecessary. The new building has heated floors, and will have a small kitchen, more seating and a larger area for Ria to build and sell her wreaths. They’re hoping it encourages neighbours and friends to pop by and visit, and guests to make a day of the outing. It overlooks the future fire pit, and sliding hill. They hope to have a new play structure in 2012, and will continue to have the horse-drawn sleigh rides operating out of the farm. The Ralphs hope that the new facilities

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From left, Ria, Paul and Devon Ralph in front of just a few of the 30,000 trees they have at Cedar Hill Farm. There are more trees on the way for the Ralph family, as they completed their last summer of offering berries and berry picking. will encourage visitors to stay longer – and that their loyal berry customers may just stop by for a visit, even if they don’t need a Christmas tree. “The customers like the tradition, but our family also likes the tradition,” Paul said. With eight grandchildren under the age of five, they have a lot of inspiration of what to build and plan for activities and stations for children.

The farm is open every day, sunny or freezing cold, from the last weekend of November until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. This year, they will also be open two evenings a week. For more information, visit or call 613-256-2014. And what to do about the famous Cedar Hill rabbit signs? “We’re going to dress him up in winter clothes,” said Ria.

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Municipal Matters

Thursday, September 22, 2011 UPCOMING MEETINGS

Concession 6D To accommodate Repairs to the Bridge Located 450 North of Clayton Road on Concession 6D From September 26, 2011 To October 3, 2011

Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m.

October 3

Council at 7:00 pm

October 4

Recreation & Culture at 7:00 p.m.

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Water & Sewer at 5:00 p.m. Meeting at Fire Hall, Station 1

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Roads and Public Works at 6:00 p.m., Meeting at Fire Hall, Station 1

For further information contact Cory Smith 613 256-2064 ext. 229

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Town Municipal Offices 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte Refreshments will be served.

THANK YOU Council and staff acknowledge the efforts of the numerous volunteers who apply their skill and experience to help make a difference in the many sectors that form the fabric of our community. Without your support many local organisations, events and services would cease to exist. Thank you for all you do to make Mississippi Mills a great place to live and work.




WATER MAIN FLUSHING – ALMONTE WARD October 3 – October 20, 2011

The Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills will be flushing the water mains in all areas of Almonte Ward beginning Monday, October 3rd , 2011 to Thursday, October 27th, 2011, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. (excluding weekends). This annual maintenance program is designed to remove the sediment that has accumulated in the water mains to maintain good water quality in the distribution system. This maintenance procedure is required under the Provincial Legislation and may result in temporary inconveniences to you such as reduced water pressure or red (discoloured) water. 

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FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR CINDY HALCROW AND ROBERT DEMERATH Please join Council and staff in a farewell reception being hosted to honour Cindy Halcrow who worked as the Town Clerk for the past 11 years and Robert Demerath who worked as the Chief Building Official. Cindy has accepted the position of Clerk Administrator with the Township of Drummond / North Elmsley and Robert Demerath is retiring. Details for the event are:

containers of water for drinking and cooking, each day before the flushing program starts. We recommend that you do not drink or wash laundry with red water.

Reduced water pressure should only be intermittent as the hydrants are being flushed. The pressure will return to normal once the flushing is completed. If you detect discoloured (red) water, turn off your tap for 20 to 30 minutes; this should allow work crews enough time to complete the flushing. When work crews have left the area, turn on one COLD water tap for a few minutes to flush the system. Discoloured water may occur in close proximity to the watermain flushing or many blocks, even kilometres away, depending on various factors such as their supply main size, location and demand flows. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the location and extent of the customers that may receive discoloured water. Residents who live in the areas being flushed may want to collect

As part of the Recreation and Culture team, this position will be required to perform bartending and service related responsibilities during Town of Mississippi Mills functions, rentals and special events. Résumés can be e-mailed to Calvin Murphy (Recreation Coordinator) at the following address: or submitted to the following mailing address on or before Wednesday October 5th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m to: Calvin Murphy, Recreation Coordinator, The Town of Mississippi Mills Municipal Office - 3131 Old Perth Road, RR#2 P.O Box 400, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 To obtain a copy of the job descriptions for this position that outline key responsibilities and working conditions, please contact the Recreation and Culture Department at 613-256-1077 Ext: 24 The hourly range for the Bartender position (Part-time) is a three-step pay scale between $10.25/hour - $10.98/hour.

and you have not received a tax bill from the previous owner, please call the tax department at 256-2064 ext. 224. Penalty or interest is calculated at 1.25% on the outstanding balance of tax arrears and is added to past due taxes on the 1st day of each calendar month. PAYMENTS BY MAIL - Remove the stub from your tax notice, attach it to your cheque and mail it to the Town of Mississippi Mills, P.O. Box 400, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0. PAYMENT BY BANK - Payable at most Financial Institutions INTERAC - Taxes can be paid with your bank debit card at the Town Office. IN PERSON - The tax office, located at 3131 Old Perth Road, is open for collection of taxes from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. TELEBANKING/INTERNET BANKING – Available at most financial institutions. (Please use your 19 digit roll number as your account number). AFTER HOURS - A mail slot located at the rear door of the Town Office is available to receive your tax payment at any time. PREAUTHORIZED PAYMENT – Equal amounts will be withdrawn form your account monthly. This option is only available to ratepayers who have no tax arrears. Please contact Liz Syme at 256-2064 ext. 222 for more information


NOTE: If payment is made by mail or after hours and you require a receipt, please include the complete bill with your cheque along with a self addressed stamped envelope. The bill will be receipted and returned to you by mail.

The 2011-2012 Senior Shuffleboard and Carpet Bowling season will be starting in early October.

POST DATED CHEQUES - for any installments are gladly accepted.

Both the recreational senior shuffleboard and carpet bowling programs will provide all participants with the opportunity to get out and meet new people, take part in some physical activity and have some fun.

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For any other questions please call Calvin Murphy Recreation Co-ordinator at 256-1077 Ext: 24

2011 FINAL TAX NOTICE Installment Due Thursday September 29th, 2011

If you own property in the Town of Mississippi Mills, and did not receive a tax bill, or if you are a new owner of property

Taste of the Arts A cultural potluck hosted by the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee and the Town of Mississippi Mills. 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Almonte Old Town Hall For more information, contact Nicole at 613.256-1077


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MISSISSIPPI MILLS - The recreation and culture committee approved Jeff Mills’ ideas for August Street Park as a preliminary concept plan at their Sept. 13 meeting. The meeting garnered a strong turnout from community and TYPS members, who Mayor John Levi thanked for attending. “I would like to thank the young people, make sure you come back often,” he said. “When you’re older, you’ll be sitting here running it.” The Augusta Street Park presentation two weeks earlier had a wide variety of features, ranging from a BMX pump track and splash pad, to simple accessibility solutions. The committee moved forward with the project as a preliminary concept because some of the projects, such as a splash pad, are very expensive. While a private donor or grant could pay for a splash pad in Augusta Street Park, council said they would have to discuss the ideal location for one, if they were to pay for it as a town. “We have to be careful with things like splash pads before committing to anything big,” said recreation co-ordinator Calvin Murphy. “But this concept is excellent. It just comes down to funding and to be careful on some of the bigger ticket items.” Council discussed the possibility of forming a “Friends of August Street Park” group who could meet with the recreation and culture staff and volunteer to get projects started. “There are a lot of practical things in here that can be done at not a great cost,” said Coun. Alex Gillis. Some of the preliminary projects that could take place could be tree removal for accessibility issues and weeding of the paths.


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CARLETON PLACE – The ground work has, literally, been laid for their arrival, but the new Howitzer guns for Carleton Place’s Memorial Park will not be in place in time for Remembrance Day this Nov. 11. “We are still getting them, but we’ve had a lot of hurdles we’ve had to pass along the way,” said Ron Goebel, chairman of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 192’s Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day Committee, during the Carleton Place town council meeting on Sept. 13. Goebel cited bureaucratic red tape at the Department of National Defence in Ottawa and because of problems liasing with the American Defence Department. “That’s been the biggest hurdle,” Goebel said of the American foot-dragging. Another reason for the bureaucratic delay was because of the Canadian armed forces’ pre-occupation with Canada’s troops returning from combat duties in Afghanistan over the summer. “They had to take them away from other things,” like the How-

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Artillery soldiers fire off one of two CI 105 mm Howitzer guns at the Carleton Place Public Library in 2010. itzer file, to deal with the troops return, Goebel told council. The new defence bureaucrat that Goebel has been dealing with has been trying to expedite the matter as fast as she can but, “she does not feel that we will have them home by Nov. 11.” Even without the big guns

present, the Legion is still on track to present a day of remembrance of high caliber, hoping to replicate the kudos they received for their work on Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 14. “The event was a tremendous success,” said Goebel. “We were one of the first communities in Canada to take part in this initiative. We should be very proud of what we accomplished.” Since the order went out from the top brass at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command, more than 200 communities across the country have done like Carleton Place in welcoming the troops home. More than 6,000 Afghanistan mission veterans have attended these national celebrations in their communities, which were attended by more than 50,000 Canadians out to show their gratitude. At the Carleton Place event alone, more than 30 Afghanistan veterans were on parade. “We were all proud to support the initiative,” said Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc. \ “It was great to hear that we were one of the first communities in Canada (to do it.)”

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United Way campaign kicks off Change start here says it all – the new campaign theme for the United Way Lanark County will be at the heart of the 2011 kick-off campaign event set for this Saturday, Sept. 24, It will be held on the open air stage behind Carleton Place High School. “We hope the community will join us for this celebration of the launch of our 2011 campaign, which starts the journey to reach our goal for this year of $400,000,” said board president Shelagh Dobson. “It is an excellent opportunity for our community members to meet our partners.” Starting at 11 a.m., the event will feature children’s activities hosted by the Carleton Place Youth Centre, and a performance by Carleton Place’s own Jordan McIntosh, who was in the top three in last year’s Almonte’s Got Talent show (now Lanark County’s My Town’s Got Talent, supporting the United Way). “Jordan will be singing several songs, including one that reflects the new theme of United

Way Lanark County, Change starts here,” noted executive director Sarah Bridson, “and we are really excited to have this talented young singer as part of our kick-off event. Another highlight will be the announcement of the finalists for our My Town’s Got Talent event, which takes place in October in support of the United Way. “There will be a complementary barbeque lunch provided,” added Bridson, “sponsored by Rob Carpenter, The Beckwith Butcher from Carleton Place – we just need community members to call and let us know they will be coming (call 613-253-9074 or send an e-mail to “We hope as many community members as possible turn out to help us celebrate the start of the campaign.” For further information, or to RSVP, contact the United Way of Lanark County office at 613253-9074 or via e-mail at info@

We appreciate receiving your feedback at AGH/FVM

Dear Mrs. Wilson Trider:

Mary Wilson Trider

On August 20 I visited the Emergency Department at Almonte General Hospital when it was extremely busy.

The first person I met was the receptionist, Marli Johnson. Words fail me to describe how welcome and comfortable she made me feel. She was so helpful and went out of her way to be pleasant. My daughter called inquiring about me, and Marli treated her with diplomacy and kindness. When my daughter asked if she should come in to see me, Marli told her she was most welcome to come and see me.

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I was so glad that my daughter did come, because I was not able to drive myself home. The next person I met was Wilma McQuaker and Dr. Abramenko. In spite of how busy they were, Dr. Abramenko came to see me when Wilma asked her to and I was promptly taken care of. My daughter was allowed to stay with me and she was given instructions about my care after discharge. That meant a lot to me as I was under the influence of medication and my daughter was able to remind me of instructions given to us upon discharge. When we feel unwell, it is so important to feel cared for in a loving manner and that is how I felt I was being treated. We are the luckiest people in this community, to have this facility at our disposal. Although the building is beautiful and clean, what matters most is how we are treated when we need nursing and medical help. The purpose of this letter is to extend my deepest ap-

preciation to those whom I have mentioned in this letter, and also to recognize others at AGH that I met in the past, who have provided excellent care. Sincerely and with thanks, Jean More PS: I would like this letter to be posted so others are aware that the public appreciates this type of care. Feedback from our patients, residents and their families is very important to us. It is wonderful to receive compliments that recognize staff and physicians who provide excellent care. It is also important that you tell us when there are opportunities for improvement. We take letters of concern very seriously, investigate the circumstances surrounding the concern and implement changes in process and practices to address the issue. Thanks to Mrs. More and to all who have taken time to write, e-mail or telephone me about their experiences at AGH/FVM. Keep those letters and messages coming! Mary Wilson Trider is the President & CEO of the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor


I recently received this lovely letter from Jean More, who was treated last month in our Emergency Department. Mrs. More kindly asked that we share it with the community.


September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette




Be daring, be cool, be a voter by Oct. 6

Can Elections Ontario register debates?


pathy isn’t cool and it certainly isn’t sexy. Anybody can do nothing. You, however, can do something. Look at it this way – how often do you have a two-term Liberal premier, whom you either love or hate, taking a third kick at the can? It hasn’t happened since 1990 and, either way you vote, you can make history – you can make Dalton’s day, or send him off to early retirement. There are plenty of editorials out there that are going to tell you it is your civic duty to vote, that if you don’t, you have no right to complain. These are all valid points – but they’re not necessarily fun ones. What is fun is this: you get to be like Donald Trump and fire people on Oct. 6. Or, at least deny people the chance to get a job. We all like to believe that people only vote for altruistic, civic-minded reasons. But you can also vote for petty, personal reasons too. Whatever your reasons for voting, as the sneaker ad says, just do it. You now have more time than ever to do it. After you’re finished reading this, you can fold our paper up and march on over to a ballot box from now until Election Day and mark your X. You can also vote by mail, on campus, from your hospital bed, or at advance polls. (And if you are voting from hospital, we hope you feel better soon.) Turnout during the last provincial vote of October 2007 was at an all-time low, with only 52.6 per cent of eligible voters casting their ballots, according to Elections Ontario. You’d have to go all the way back to the previous low set in the Jazz Age, in June of 1923, for their contender of 54.7 per cent. (What a snooze the ’23 vote must’ve been.) But we shouldn’t be so smug. The October 2003 vote, which saw Ernie Eves’ Tories turfed after eight years of Eves/Harris rule, still saw low turnout at 56.9 per cent, and that was when people were riled up enough to throw a government out of office. Well, that was before the big crash of ’08. Boy, we certainly have a lot more on our plates now. Voting takes so little time and makes such a lasting impact. They’re mopping things up in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt and are eagerly awaiting their chance to vote for the first time ever. The worst we’ll have to contend with on our way to the polls is some traffic and lousy weather.

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Beware of kids’ book scam To the Editor, It has recently come to our attention that a company representing The Healing Hands Busy Book is once again approaching businesses in Carleton Place and the surrounding area on behalf of the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. The firm has been asking businesses to sponsor an activ-

ity book for children at a cost of $5 per book and stating that the books will be sent directly to our hospital To our knowledge the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital has never received any of the activity books from Healing Hands Busy Book. See ‘BOOKS’, Page 9

CORRECTIONS In our Sept. 15 issue, in the article “Family’s passage to India shared at Child Haven slide show,” we listed two dates and times for the Child Haven slide show. The slide show did take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Carleton Place Public Library, but the second show listed for Zion-Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place, for Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. is actually a slide show entitled “India – A Love Affair,” hosted by Jim MacGregor. The event is brought to you by the Fundraising and Community Events committee at the church. Tickets are $10, plus a donation to the

Lanark County Food Bank. For details, please contact face zm@ Also, in the article “Petition aims to eliminate four-way stop in Appleton,” (Canadian Gazette, Sept. 15), it was stated that there would be a meeting at the North Lanark Regional Museum in regards to the four-way stop in Appleton. The meeting on the stop signs will take place at Lanark County Council on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The intersection at the Appleton Museum will be discussed at the next Roads and Public Works committee meeting in Mississippi Mills on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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We’re an interesting newsBRIER DODGE paper, because we cover two Through Bri’s Eyes ridings – Carleton-Mississippi Mills and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington (add in our paper name, the Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian Gazette, and you’ve got yourself quite the mouthful). It means that during this provincial election, our agendas are jam-packed with candidate profiles, press releases and all-candidates debates coverage. It seems like a few other candidates have been having the same problem – with conflicting events, not enough time to attend all debates, or confusion over attendance, as seen in Almonte last week with Jack MacLaren. Elections Ontario governs many other things – so I’ll be up front and say I don’t think they should have to monitor or preview debate questions – but I think a registration system for debates would benefit candidates, media and voters. If Elections Ontario, dealing with a fixed date election that allows for more organized debates than the federal election, made those hosting a debate register ahead of time, Elections Ontario could keep a database and send out invitations to all the candidates in the riding. Using some fairly simple programming, candidates could select attending or not attending, and receive a standard email reminder before the deadline (Cheryl Gallant missed the deadline in Renfrew County for a radio debate in the federal election – oops!). This would help everyone keep their lines straight forward, and also see when other groups plan to have debates. If there were enough debates already scheduled in an area, a group may decide they have done their due diligence in checking, and instead ask to pre-submit questions to a different debate– making the system more efficient for everyone involved. See ‘DEBATES’, Page 9

Carleton Place man missing Lanark County OPP are asking for public help to locate a Carleton Place man, Patrick Lynch. Lynch hasn’t had any contact with his family for about three weeks. The 48-year-old is white, 5”9 and about 175 lbs, with thinning brown hair. Police said that his disappearance is not suspicious at this stage, but they are asking for the public’s helps. Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is being asked to call the Lanark OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Continued from page 8 We do receive free activity books from the Hospital Activity Book for Children, which sells advertising to cover its costs to companies throughout the Ottawa Valley. The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital is very appreciative of the ongoing support we receive from the community. Before participating in any project on behalf of the Hospital, Foundation or Auxiliary we encourage the community to contact the CPDMH Foundation Office at 613-257-2200 ext 856 or email ctroy@carletonplacehosp. com to ensure the solicitation is legitimate. Toni Surko Chief Executive Officer Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

This is an open letter to all candidates in the 2011 Ontario provincial election. We urge you to advocate for enhanced provincial government support for child care costs. (Stats show) 68.3 per cent of mothers with children between the ages of 0-2 in Ontario work outside the home (Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, Jane Beach, et al, 8th edition, June 2009). Child care costs for infant spaces in Lanark County range between $30 and $58 a day. Families receive the $100-per- month federal Universal Child Care Credit, and, depending on their combined income, may qualify for provincial child care subsidies.

These measures do not serve many families well. Wait lists for child care spaces are growing daily and many families are left with few options or choices for child care. This places undue stress on families, and in some cases forces parents to choose less than ideal child care arrangements for their children. At the same time, child care centres and home child care agencies struggle to maintain low fees for families while remaining viable. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels (CROW) supports parents in their parenting role. For many families, child care is an important aspect of their

tial. Early childhood educators from Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources on Wheels offer training for providers, introduce families to providers, ensure legislated standards and CROW policies are followed, and provide support for both parents and providers. Licensed Home Child Care is available for children between 6 weeks and 12 years of age requiring care in Lanark County. Ontario Early Years Centres provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to:

childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. CROW provides families with two main streams of service: Licensed Home Child Care and Ontario Early Years. Licensed Home Child Care is child care in a home setting that meets legislated standards set out by the Province of Ontario. Licensed child care recognizes the parent as the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first teacher and the most important influence in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. We work together with parents and child care providers to ensure the best possible care for the children and to help children reach their full poten-

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Continued from page 8 Yes, it would be more work for Elections Ontario â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but most of this work would be done through a computer system. It would make it simple for voters to access a complete and accurate list of all the debates in their area, and view who has confirmed attendance. Elections Ontario could probably serve the voters well with this simple solution.

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September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette

Books not Political action needed on child care costs a hospital fundraiser

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September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


Make child care an issue

Hear the disabled speak in this election

Continued from page 9 - take part with their children in a range of programs and activities (playgroups, parent/child workshops such as Family Math, Family Science); - get answers to questions; - talk to early years professionals, other parents and caregivers in the community; - get information about community programs and services that are available for young children and their families; Now, more than ever, it is important not to forget children and their families in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. Arlene Hunter, Chair Children’s Resources on Wheels Smiths Falls

Spite vandals, vote Liberal

To the Editor, Megan Cornell’s Liberal election signs being vandalized? (“Cornell campaign signs vandalized througout riding,” Canadian Gazette, Sept. 15). Makes one want to vote for her. Yours truly, Fern Martin Pakenham

To the Editor Historically, many people with intellectual disabilities were regarded as a burden to society and often relegated to life in institutions. Thankfully, the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services recently closed the last institution with the proclamation of the Social Inclusion Act in 2008. This province is officially committed to citizenship for people of all abilities! Although considerable progress has been made, the Community Living Association, Lanark County and the six other organizations which provide “developmental services” in the County, are concerned about what the future holds for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families often need additional support that assist with daily living activities. Services that facilitate community integration, and contribute to lives with dignity and meaning are also a wise public investment. Such services lessen the stress on families and decrease the costs of dependence on high-

er levels of care . Likewise, agencies supporting individuals and their families are also underfunded and struggle to meet the current needs, and cannot address the pending and growing demands in the sector. While we fully recognize the current financial situation and the need for addressing public finances, the

sector has not received its “fair share” of resources and this has resulted in significant pent up demand. In Ontario there are: a) 12,000 people waiting for a place in community residence, b) 7,000 people awaiting services at home, c) 4,000 people awaiting funds to provide additional supports and d) a significant underfunding of the current infrastructure.

Agencies that provide supports to these individuals and families face significant stress and underfunding as they attempt to respond to the changing regulatory environment and demand for service with limited resources and support. The historical underfunding of the sector has resulted in poor wages and stressful work environments that create high staff turnover and that are not attracting new professionals. The nature of our work requires committed, compassionate and highly trained staff. In spite of recent gains, staff are still paid 20% below professionals in other sectors doing similar work. The situation in Lanark County reflects the provincial situation. Our county has over 300 people with intellectual disabilities and many of them and their families need enhanced or new resources to meet their needs to live a life with dignity. Agencies that are an integral part of their community and play a vital role in supporting these individuals and their families are struggling to meet the current and pent up demand and the

staff they employ are going up and beyond, often using their own personal resources, to serve the individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Resilient and well-funded organizations make a significant contribution to their communities by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals, developing community capacity, creating employment and contributing to the civic health of the community. Lanark County residents are fortunate to be served by agencies committed and passionate to their mission and they are grateful for the supportive communities. However, we need all stakeholders to recognize the importance of the sector and the significant challenges facing agencies and individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families and to support the need for additional public support to ensure its long term sustainability. Tony Pacheco Executive Director, Community Living Association, Lanark County 477042


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CARLETON PLACE – Carleton Place town Coun. Gary Strike was successful in delivering five Canadian flags to fire halls in New York City on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Strike had sent several Canadian flags out across the country to be signed, including one from Lanark County, and he made sure that New York City knew that Canada and the Ottawa Valley were with them still, one decade after their darkest day. Strike and his son Ben left Ottawa early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 9 bound for New York City. After a 12-hour journey, they arrived on their chartered bus at Times Square at 3:30 p.m. After an evening of sightseeing, they went to their hotel in New Jersey, before waking up the next morning and heading for the Ground Zero area in lower Manhattan, with Ben in tow. “I spotted a policeman who was talking to someone and I decided to ask for directions,” wrote Strike in an email exchange following his journey. “I basically told him why we were

there and the gentleman he was talking to say that he was a paramedic and that he was headed to the area to do an interview. He invited us to follow him (to the interview).” It turned out the that crew was from The National on CBC Television, and they wanted to interview Strike too. “The paramedics are the forgotten ones in this,” Strike said later during a presentation to town council. Strike made a point of presenting one of his flags – this one from Charlottetown, P.E.I. – to the paramedic. The next stop was to fire station Ladder Co. 10, which was very busy on the anniversary weekend with firefighters from all over the world. Strike got to talking with some of the firefighters and – small world – one asked him, upon hearing that he was from Carleton Place, if he knew Captain Rod Black. Strike took great pleasure in telling him that he certainly did and that he was now deputy fire Chief Black of the Ocean Wave Fire Department. “They then set up a presentation in front of the memorial wall on the side of the building facing, and within a stone’s throw, of Ground Zero,” wrote

Strike of the Lanark County flag to Ladder Co. 10. “They were impressed and very appreciative. After the presentation they took time to fold the flag properly… The Americans treat their flag with respect – they don’t take things lightly.” Afterwards, Strike met firefighters from New Brunswick, who took great pride in holding up the flag signed by their fellow provincial citizens in front of the memorial wall. It was then that Strike had another “small world” moment when Sean Kilpatrick, son of Yvonne and George Kilpatrick, Photo courtesy of Gary Strike owners of the Blossom Shop, Coun. Gary Strike, in red, presented several Canadian flags, signed by just across the street from Car- Canadians from coast to coast, to fire houses throughout New York City leton Place town hall, phoned on the 9/11 anniversary weekend earlier this month. Strike on his cell phone to say he was in New York and was only a few blocks away and would like ing through a communications Strike, as he presented the flag to meet up. Kilpatrick was in officer,” wrote Strike. Kilpatrick from Rouyn-Noranda, Que. to town on assignment as a photog- tried the number for the officer, the fire station. Later, they prerapher for the Canadian Press to no avail. sented the flag signed by fireBut, as luck would have it, fighters in Edmonton to the no. news wire agency. The three Carleton Place na- they were just across the street 10 fire station, also known as the tives then proceeded to the main from fire station no. 8, the one “Dragon Firefighters.” station of the New York Police where the Ghostbusters movOn the morning of 9/11, 2011, Department, but they were not ies had been filmed in the 1980s Strike and his son headed back as warmly received by the boys (starring, and written by, coinci- into Manhattan not knowing dentally enough, for another Ot- what to expect as security was in blue. “We were told that they can- tawa Valley angle, Ottawa native tight. not accept gifts and (could not be Dan Aykroyd). any) press coverage without goSee ‘FLAG’ Page 16 “We were excited,” wrote

Lanark County Emergency Services Charity Ball Tournament Hosted by the Ocean Wave Fire Company Saturday September 24, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will feature: a 50/50 draw a display area showing a variety of fire trucks and equipment Team participants will be members of Lanark County Emergency Services. Come out & cheer for your favourite team! The proceeds from the event will be donated to equipment purchases for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital.


September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette

Canadian flags remind New Yorkers of support after 9/11

September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


Special Feature

‘It takes a village to raise a child’ Know the warning signs and where to go if you know a teen who needs help BLAIR EDWARDS


obile Crisis kicks ass! The message is scribbled in a scrapbook kept in the war room of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa’s 24-hour crisis hotline. The hotline staff call it the cookie jar. It’s a collection of thank-you notes and messages of hope scribbled or pasted on each page of the scrapbook written by the staff. None of the notes come from the clients, the dozens of youth and parents who call the centre every week and receive help from the social workers who man the hotline. But that’s a good thing, said Ted Charette, the co-ordinator of the bureau’s Mobile Crisis and Intake Services. “A lot of the time we don’t know the impact we have, because we don’t bring them here for too long,” he said. Staff at the crisis line field more than 6,000 phone calls every year and assist youth ages 0 to 18. If necessary, a crisis worker can jump in a car and visit a youth at their home. The hotline is often the city’s first stop for children wrestling with mental health issues or parents seeking help for their troubled teens. The staff is trained to deal with emergency situations and then, if needed,

WARNING SIGNS Adults need to look for the warning signs and take action early, says Ted Charette, the co-ordinator of Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa Mobile Crisis and Intake Services. Some include: • A sudden drop in marks at high school • Changes in sleeping and eating habits • Loss of enjoyment in what used to be favourite activities • Low energy and poor concentration • A personality change • Outbursts of anger or rage • Neglect of personal appearance

OUT OF THE DARKNESS A series about youth suicide Part 2: How to detect if your child needs help and what resources are available for assistance. refer teens and children to youth mental health services in Ottawa. But it all boils down to making that first contact, said Charette. “I don’t think there’s a difficulty making a connection,” he said. “It’s getting a hold of them.” A teenager lacks the experience and knowledge to cope with mental illness and often feels no one can help them, Charette said. “The first person a teenager will speak to when they feel challenged is going to be another teenager.”. PARENTS ARE KEY Parents can play a key role in their child’s mental health, said Charette. The first step is maintaining an open line of communication. Keep the conversation going with open-ended questions, such as, “Anything interesting happen at school today?” Charette said. “Connect with the kids,” he said. “Make the time.” If they notice signs of depression and are worried their children are having suicidal thoughts, parents should call the 24-hour crisis line: 613-260-2360, said Charette. Youth can also visit the walk-in clinic, located at 2301 Carling Avenue, the second floor, which is free for youth ages 12 to 20 and parents and open every Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. “A lot of our calls are initiated by parents and not youth,” he said. “We’re a very good option for a first phone call. “We have incredible success once we can get our hands on them – it’s just getting them,” said Charette. “Because they don’t reach out, we need adults.” Children attempt suicide for a variety of reasons, said Dr. Ian Manion, a clinical psychologist and the executive director for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for child and youth mental health at CHEO. Acute stressors include relationship loss, bullying, embarrassment and aca-

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demic performance. “It could be a variety of things,” Manion said. “A moment in time could be overwhelming for young persons.” Youth have limited problem-solving skills and emotional maturity, he said. Parents can bring their children to CHEO if they express suicidal thoughts. “You are seen,” said Manion. “You’re not put on a waiting list.” DARON Ever since the parents of Daron Richardson publicized the details of their 14-year-old daughter’s suicide on Nov. 15, 2010, the issue of suicide and youth mental health has caught the country’s attention. During a press conference following his daughter’s death, Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, said he and his wife talked about difficult subjects with their daughter such as alcohol and drug abuse and sex, but they never discussed mental health. “I wish we did talk about it before,” he said. “But we just didn’t think it was there.” Manion said many parents won’t go

for help because of the stigma of mental health issues. “That’s a huge barrier in mental health in general,” he said. “That’s where we have to do a better job in supporting parents.” It’s important to educate people about mental health issues and identify the resources available in the community, he said. The sooner the better when dealing with mental health problems, said Manion. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24, according to recent numbers from Statistics Canada. In 2007, 508 youth killed themselves, with many more attempting it. “Even more importantly, studies show a significant percentage of adolescents contemplate, plan or attempt suicide without seeking or receiving help,” said Cheryl Vrkljan, a Hamilton-based program consultant for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Anyone can help, said Vrkljan. “What people do need to know is the right way to help,” she said. See JUST, page 13




he two jumbo couches are past their prime, but they’re comfy enough to swallow you whole. Twenty teens are stretched out on them, in the converted factory that is home to Perth’s Youth Action Kommittee. Artwork overlooks the main room and there’s a drum set in the corner. It’s shared with a kitchen where youth learning to cook churned out 2,800 home-cooked meals last year. The youth centre has a range of programs and welcomes drop-ins, but those on the couches are from YAK’s Skills Links programs in Perth and Smiths Falls. They are deemed “high-risk” youth, and range in age from 16 to 24. The program gives them six months of full-time training, a $332.50 stipend, and a chance to overcome what stands between them, a job, or going back to school. A fly on the wall would get a crash course in the issues plaguing Ontario’s rural youth. Those here today represent some of Eastern Ontario’s unhealthiest youth. In Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, teens have some of the region’s highest rates of smoking, drinking, obesity, unemployment and stress, as reported by the Child and Youth Health Network of Eastern Ontario’s recent study. They’re talking about youth suicide. Many are all too familiar with it, and the discussion flows for about an hour before the drum roll of toes gets too loud to ignore. Time for a smoke break. Several of them have helped a friend struggling with thoughts of suicide. Some have struggled themselves. All around, the opinions are varied and strong. Marcy Vincent remembers hearing her friend, then seven-months pregnant, say she was thinking of killing herself. Immediately, with a ride from her parents, Marcy drove over. “I stayed up with her for three days straight. There was no way I could go to sleep and leave her feeling that way,” recalls Marcy. In the end, her friend revealed her struggle to her parents, who hooked her up with a psychologist. “Nothing was scarier than those three nights.” YAK’s gem is its open doors. The fact kids are drawn to them on their own

accord is the real value of the centre. For many of the nearly 600 youth who came to YAK in 2010, it was an essential support. Hailing mainly from Perth and its neighbouring townships, the YAK’s following grew by more than a third last year. “Hope is a huge issue for young people, because they don’t see it as something that dominates their life,” says YAK’s executive director, Darinka Morelli. A lack of “corporate appeal” has long plagued YAK and others serving youth, Morelli says. Not little and cute, the teens they help are rougher around the edges. It’s easier to tell them no. Now, after 14 years of operation, the future of YAK’s lifeblood funding appears as tenuous as ever. They need guaranteed funding to have access to government grants. From Service Canada, these account for about 80 per cent of their funding, but are locked into the Skills Link program. In recent years, Lanark County has funded all five of its youth centres with an annual $40,000 grant, earmarked for staffing costs. For “bricks and mortar” funding, YAK relies on the Town of Perth and the townships of Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley. Earlier this year, as municipal governments went through budget deliberations with a shakey economic backdrop, both wells got a little drier. At the Town of Perth, grants have gone up and down in recent years. YAK asked for a repeat of $12,000 for 2011, and walked away with $10,000. Councillors debated further cuts. As the centre’s financial books show, Tay Valley’s contributions have held steady at about half that amount, while provincial grants have dwindled to the triple digits. The past three fiscal years show no contribution from Drummond/North Elmsley, though Morelli says the township has contributed $1,000 for 2011. Meanwhile, at the county level, councillors decided to cut their grants program entirely. YAK will still get funding for now, from the social services budget, but has been asked to develop a plan to wean themselves off county funding over the next three years. “I think most definitely, if the taxpayer doesn’t support the youth centre, it will not sustain itself,” says Morelli. Instead, she says, they have to ask themselves a tough question: do you

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The Youth Action Kommittee in Perth is an invaluable resource for teenagers, and can be a place they turn to when they are in crisis. Donations help keep it afloat. want their services or not? Always planning ahead, Morelli said she’s been looking at one day starting a side-business, a tutoring service, to help the centre survive. With one pot of money and competing interests, funding has always been a real struggle in the children’s services field, says Nicki Collins, founding executive director of Doors for Lanark Children and Youth. They’re a non-profit organization backed by the provincial government, providing free counselling services for kids up until their 18th birthday. By intervening early to help youth and their families with issues ranging from depression to sexual abuse and beyond, they hope to solve mental health problems before they get more serious. But, like youth centres, Open Doors is not a mandated service, and struggles as

a result, says Collins. “Every child has right to an education, we all have a right to health care, but…you don’t necessarily have a right to have children’s mental health services,” she says. Last year, Open Doors saw more than 1,000 young people at its Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Lanark Highlands offices. While demand has steadily increased – up 40 per cent in 10 years – their funding from the ministry of children and youth services has hardly budged. In the 15 years Collins has been at the helm, she has seen their funding base increase by eight per cent. “We don’t get cost of living (increases), ever,” said Collins. It’s been a struggle to keep up with the need for services since the area saw a cluster of six youth suicides last year. Since 2008, the organization has had to cut three full-time counsellors, a management position, their after-hours service, and 80 percent of their psychological services, Collins said. Currently, there are nearly 100 people who have been on the wait-list for more than a month. Open Doors doesn’t treat anyone older than 18, but they’re not the only ones feeling the surge in mental health needs. Deborah Snow of Lanark County Mental Health says the staff she supervises at their Smiths Falls office has seen a significant increase in the number of “transitional-aged youth” – those not quite 18 but close enough – coming to them for help in recent years. Their answer: a youth skills group, modeled on the “psycho-educational groups” that have proved successful with adult patients. Unlike a support group, these group therapy sessions aim to build resilience, teaching youth the skills they need to cope, prevent and understand their symptoms. Offered last year for the first time, the group treatment option flopped, failing the required minimum of eight participants. This year they got 22. Maybe people have warmed to the idea of opening up to others, Snow says. Or maybe they’re looking for a way around the six- to eight-month wait-list for their preferred option, one-on-one counseling. “We do the best we can do with what we got,” says Snow, whose staff is at about half-capacity, with only two fulltime counsellors.

Just one caring person can make a world of difference From page 12 Know the warning signs, said Vrkljan – if you are completely unaware or think it will never happen to you or someone you know, think again. “Take all the warning signs seriously,” she said. “Talking about suicide will not encourage someone to try it.” Don’t agree to keep it a secret and tell the person they are not alone and that help is available, said Vrkljan; if there is

an immediate risk call 911 and stay with the person. “One caring person can make a difference,” she said. “We just have to be OK with asking the hard questions. Many times the person is in such pain they will be relieved you asked.” Youth aren’t seeking help because they don’t want to be different or marginalized, said Vrkljan. “Youth have never been taught the language skills they need to really express their emotions, and therefore keep it bottled up inside.” she said.

Education is key, said Charette. Three Ottawa institutions that help young people in crisis have agreed to pool resources and information to provide better services to youth and their families: CHEO, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. The three organizations have partnered to allow nurses, psychiatrists and social workers to help youth in crisis. • The Royal Ottawa provides youth mental health services. • The Youth Services Bureau offers a

24-hour mental health crisis program. • CHEO provides an urgent care unit and emergency health care. The subject of youth mental health is taught in the schools, but Charette would like to see training provided for any adult who works with groups of children, such as minor league hockey coaches, girl guide and scout leaders. “Anyone working with a child should have some awareness of mental health issues,” said Charette. “It takes a village to raise a child.”

If you’re a teen in crisis or their guardian, the Youth Services Bureau has a free, 24-hour help line. Call 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free)

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Family Fun Day at Fulton’s Sept. 25, hosted by Dave Smith Centre Youth treatment facility offering barbecue as thank you to community DESMOND DEVOY

The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre in Carleton Place is inviting the community out to a Family Fun Day as a thank you for their years of support, and for the centre to meet the neighbours. The Fun Day will take place at Fulton’s Pancake House, 91 Concession Road 6 in Pakenham on this Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Activities will include an ‘Ask the Expert’ session with centre clinicians, a barbecue with Smith himself manning the grill, free wagon rides and other wholesome family activities like nature walks, a bonfire (weather permitting), bobbing for apples and three-legged races. “It’s a free activity,” said Carolyn Piche, development manager for the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, except for the barbecue lunch, which costs $5 for children, $7 for adults. “We want families to come out and have

fun.” She pointed out that the ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions will allow people to ask questions about talking to their kids about drugs, and “you want to know when to panic,” if you think something is up with your child. “We want to let them know what we’re all about and what we offer,” said Piche. “The community has been so supportive of us. We feel valued by the community and included.” Dave Smith took over the Allwood Youth Treatment Centre just outside of Carleton Place in September 2010. There are 14 beds for boys, while a 10-bed facility for girls is situated in Carp. “(There are) plans to build one main facility in Carp to bring it all in under one roof,” said Piche. The centre has three sites, in Carleton Place, Carp and on Bronson Avenue in Ottawa. The plans for the new centre are in the preliminary stages, with sketches already drawn up. Piche and Smith hoping to break ground next summer.

“We’ll still be here (in Carleton Place) for a couple of years,” said Piche. He said that the changeover from the old Allwood management to the Dave Smith approach has been very positive.

“The community has been so supportive of us. We feel valued by the community and included. ” Carolyn Piche “We have been able to infuse some much-needed resources that they didn’t have before,” said Piche, like the addition of a high school classroom, new technology and the hiring of a therapist. “We’ve had several students graduate while they have been in treatment. “You cannot treat a teen the

same way you would treat an adult,” she added of the young people aged 13 to 21 who use the facility. The Dave Smith approach is “to address the entire individual,” and not just the addiction, but any mental, nutrition, education and recreational requirements that are needed to get the young person back on the road to recovery. Even after their time at the centre is up, there is plenty of followup once they are back in the community, with a therapist provided not only for the young person but another one for the rest of the family as well. “It’s not just, you come in, you get healed up, then you’re out,” said Piche. “They’re able to reengage them into school, work, housing …When you see it in action, it’s amazing.” While day treatments have their place, for the Smith facility, round-the-clock care is the preferred approach. “It’s not enough,” Piche said of the Smith model. “You need to

give them three months to heal.” But, surprisingly, for all of the problems faced by the teens who come to the Dave Smith Centre, many come with one major deficiency. “They don’t’ know how to have fun,” said Piche, something they try hard to correct, through initiatives like the family fun day. “Addictions are not all about despair,” said Piche. “It is about hope. There is fun at the end. It’s about healing as a family. If you have a teen, you may not believe it but parents are still the most influential person in a teen’s life. Don’t stop talking to them.” The centre is looking at opening up more beds and more projects in the future. “Folks should stay tuned,” said Piche. “We have a lot of wonderful things we want to do for the community.” For additional information, please call Piche at 613-594-8333, ext. 1201, or by email at carolyn.

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Flag presentations to remember 9/11 gratefully received Continued from Page 11 “There were sharp shooters on the roof tops,” wrote Strike. “We walked towards Ground Zero and got within two blocks and were stopped at the inner barricades. I told the police why we were there, but they told me that I needed a pass. After waiting half an hour they let us through. We could see the victim’s families reading the names of their lost loved ones

about a hundred yards away … We saw thousands of victims’ families walking by with little light blue ribbons, some carrying pictures. It was sad.” There were still a few Canadian flags to drop off. The Ottawa flag was presented to Engine Company 4, Ladder Company 15 on South Street. Strike and his son walked through Battery Park where more than 3,000 five-foot special American flags

GRAND MASTER HELPS CELEBRATE 150 YEARS AT THE MASONS LODGE Grand Master of Ontario Masons, Gary Dowling, stands with William Mercer Wilson medal recipient John ‘Jack’ Toshack following an awards ceremony at the Mississippi Masons Lodge on Saturday afternoon. The medal is named after the first grandmaster of Ontario, and awarded to masons who serve their community without seeking recognition. Photo by Simplicity Studios

fluttered in the breeze. Last but not least, the flag from Moncton, N.B., was presented to engine 54, ladder 4, battalion 9. “They truly were grateful and they

didn’t take it lightly,” Strike wrote of the last drop-off of the trip. “They were honoured and I was honoured to be part of Canada’s tribute to the victims and their families. I was truly blessed.”

TAMMY MACKENZIE The Lanark County Live Poets Society, or LiPS, is sending a team of local spoken word performance poets to the five-daylong Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, where they will compete against 19 other teams from across Canada. To help raise funds to send the team to Toronto in October, LiPS is hosting a fundraising event at CP Cinemas in Carleton Place this Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is headlined by local band Professor LeStrange and His Band of Degenerates, whose MySpace page sports the following cheeky ‘accolade’: Labelled the most outrageously filthy, ignorant and blasphemous band so far this millennium” by Pirate Academics Monthly. “Professor LeStrange and His Band of Degenerates are poised to destroy civilization as we know it. Or save it. It’s really not clear what their goal is,” says the magazine. “If their music is any indication, it appears they are bent on tearing down boundaries and opening up new, evocatively incendiary avenues of musical exploration. Or, it could be they’re just in it for the cash, chicks and gin. Again, they have not made their intentions known. “One thing we do know for sure is that they have meticulously built a series of mind-blowing soundscapes that will transport your soul to new heights of enlightenment. That, or they’ve slapped together some bleeps and bloops with some guitars and words and stuff. Depends on who you ask. “And don’t ask them which one the pro-

fessor is; you’re likely to get a punch in the mouth.” To anyone who has experienced the irreverent and wise-cracking styling of band member Jason King, a frequent host emcee for the LiPS’ slam series in Carleton Place, the band name and bio are not nearly as alarming as one might at first think. A somewhat less dramatic commentary on the band is also provided: “The west has long stood for frontiersmanship, adventure and general lawlessness. It’s appropriate then that out of the western fringe of the Ottawa area should come Professor LeStrange and His Band of Degenerates. These musical pioneers have come together to push the limits of progressive, alternative music. Their special blend of outrageous beats, vicious guitars and shadowy melodies can be traced back to influences such as LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz and Radiohead. This is a band that needs to be heard.” The members of the Lanark County Slam team, Poettiquette, Tammy MacKenzie, Inez Dekker, Andy Kerr-Wilson and b!WILDer, will also be performing spoken word poetry. For those who have not yet experienced spoken word and slam poetry, you will be in for a surprise, as this performance art has been rapidly gaining in popularity around the world. It is not likely to resemble what you may be thinking of as a ‘poetry reading’. CP Cinemas is located downstairs at 17 Albert St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Admission is $10. For more information, e-mail lanarklips@ or look for LiPS on Facebook.




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LeBlanc makes fashion and political statement for new hospital DESMOND DEVOY

CARLETON PLACE – Mayor Wendy LeBlanc is known for making political statements, but she managed to marry both fashion and political statements in the fight for a new hospital last week. Her Worship sported a striking purple scarf at the policy review committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, which also fetchingly doubles as an arm-band for the fellows. “We need, want, and deserve a new hospital,” said LeBlanc emphatically. She had toyed with the idea of black arm bands in memoriam for the hospital. “We decided that wouldn’t be appropriate,” said LeBlanc. Echoing other campaigns like the SOS Montfort campaign in the 1990s to save Ottawa’s east-end Francophone hospital, campaign buttons are on order and signs will be posted around town like they were in the run up to Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day this past August. “Gimmicks work,” she said.

While this paper went to press before the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s allcandidates debate at the Arklan

Mayor Wendy LeBlanc Community Public School on Sept. 21 (see next week’s paper for debate coverage), LeBlanc encouraged the community to get involved in the election process in the Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington riding.

“Tell, don’t ask your candidate,” about the need for a new hospital, LeBlanc advised, if a candidate should come knocking on your door between now and Oct. 6. “Every chance I get, I will plug that,” she said. LeBlanc revealed that she has spoken to the Progressive Conservative incumbent, Randy Hillier, who has already toured the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital. Liberal candidate Bill MacDonald is scheduled to tour the hospital during the campaign. LeBlanc also noted that area politicians, like her council colleagues, were coordinating their efforts with the hospital, with a list of talking points. “It is our initiative,” said LeBlanc. “But it is also Beckwith Township council on board with it. We’ll keep going until we get our shovel in the ground.” The desire for a new hospital was met with approval around the council table. “It’s not an option,” said Coun. Jerry Flynn. “We need this hospital.” “We’ve been left behind,” said Coun. Doug Black.

Independent NDP candidate leaves race DESMOND DEVOY

Ray Samuels, the “Independent NDP” provincial candidate in the CarletonMississippi Mills riding, has dropped out of the race. “In our current electoral system, you either win or you lose,” said Samuels in a telephone interview on Sept. 19. “We did not think that we could launch a strong enough campaign to stop Mr. (Jack) MacLaren,” the Progressive Conservative candidate. Samuels had been running as an independent New Democrat after he claimed that the Ontario NDP head office in Toronto had failed to give the green light to his nomination papers, even after two other candidates submitted their paperwork and were given permission by party brass to run. The Carleton-Mississippi Mills NDP nomination was eventually won by 22-yearold University of Ottawa stu-

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Meet your Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington candidates Hillier wants to be an honest voice CANDIDATE: Randy Hillier PARTY: Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier has been an MPP since 2007 when he won the nomination for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, then earned one of three seats in that election. The Progressive Conservative candidate is currently the opposition critic for Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and for Labour. He says politics takes up a big part of his life. “Just ask my wife, Jane,” he says with a laugh. “I don’t get much time for anything else.” They have four children and have been married 28 years. The family lives in the Perth area of Lanark County. Hillier says he wants to be an “honest voice” in parliament. “I want to be

a strong representative for the people and I want them to know that if they have an issue, we will listen, and we will act.” He says he has an opendoor policy. “I’m a people person and I enjoy getting to know them, and I often answer the phone at the campaign office, which is a shock to some.” One of Hillier’s biggest challenges is to provide young people with ample opportunities for postsecondary education. The Liberal pledge to provide $10,000 in tax credits for businesses that offer training and work experience to highly skilled Canadian citizens living in Ontario for less than five years has been the first big issue of this election campaign. “What are we offering our own sons and daughters? This is a slap in the face… it’s not acceptable and it’s not tolerable,” Hillier said.

CANDIDATE: Bill MacDonald PARTY: Liberal

Prior to his becoming the local MPP, Hillier was one of four founders of the Lanark Landowners Association to address challenges facing farmers and rural businesses in the province. As the president of this association, he became a voice for rural communities. He is a former member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as well as a project manager for public works in the federal government.

Matte looks to cut red tape CANDIDATE: Nancy Matte PARTY: Green Nancy Matte, of Beckwith, may be new to the political scene, but she’s as passionate about returning the openness to provincial politics as if she was a seasoned veteran. She is the Green party candidate for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and has been a stay-athome mother of three girls for the past 15 years. “We’ve always been green as a family,” she said. “My decision was made to move the Green party platform forward.” Matte is a volunteer with youth soccer and at the library. She has also run a computer consulting business for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, with a BA in social sciences.

Matte said she thinks one of the big concerns today is that the voting public seems discouraged with the inaccessibility of government. “There is so much red tape to wade through and there are a lot of barriers to accessing your government – and that’s true whether it’s an individual, business or community group,” she said. “Government should be empowering its citizens. We’ve really lost our way. Many are finding it hard to reach out and be heard. “People should see a politician and want to talk to them; feel that we actually care. That’s what I can bring to the table.” Another issue close to her heart is advocating for healthy eating, and promoting local food, saying that by supporting local producers and eating well eases the existing burden on the healthcare system.

MacDonald has riding-wide plans

Bill MacDonald has a clear message for his constituents. “I’m certainly a capable individual in regards to public affairs and a good person to represent their needs and wishes, their community needs across this whole riding – from one end to another,” he said. “I have the ability to bring their message to the provincial table. That’s the message that I’m giving everywhere.” The Sharbot Lake resident has been an educator, business owner and municipal politician; one who describes himself as outgoing, community minded and hard working. His municipal experience gives him the understanding of how services are delivered to residents,

the best educated to operate in the future.” The married father of one son was disappointed to campaign in areas of the riding where constituents didn’t know who their representative was, especially closer towards Kingston. The size of this riding has proved challenging. “I’m wearing out a lot of shoes, and visiting a lot of people,” he said. “I would like to talk to everyone at their front door – that’s the only part I feel really bad about.”

Parkhill says he will bridge the gap CANDIDATE: David Parkhill PARTY: New Democratic

Matte said that she is fortunate to have a few volunteers on her team who helped on federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s campaign. Just like the national party’s figurehead, Matte said she has an ability to think outside the box. “We’re not fighting for ideologies, we’re actually representing our people,” she said. “I know I don’t have all the answers, but I could give the community an edge.”

and what his area needs. He attended the North Addington Educational Centre before becoming a teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Currently, he runs a printing company and forestry business, and has gained political experience along the way. He served as the mayor of Central Frontenac for nine years, and for two years as warden of Frontenac County, becoming part of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. He said he decided to take his political involvement to the provincial level due to dissatisfaction with the representation the riding currently has. He said the large, widespread area is losing out in help, health care and educational updates and he wants to see students prepared to compete with students around the world. “If there is ever one thing that I would attach my wagon to, that is ensuring our students are

NDP candidate David Parkhill says he wants to connect the provincial government to the communities it serves. “What I really hope to be is a co-operative line between government and our communities,” he said. “I think for too long there have been confrontations and party lines that stand in the way of good governance.” Parkhill, 50, is married to Heidi Penning. He is the father of a blended family of four children, 24-yearold twins Kevin and Danny, Hayden, 16 and Olivia, 14. Parkhill lives in Kingston, but has spent most of his 21 year career as a paramedic in Parham and Ompah. He said there are two main issues residents have brought to his

attention since announcing his candidacy. The first is the issue of “uploading,” which would see ambulance and other services return to being provincial responsibilities rather than municipalities. Parkhill said in his opinion, ambulance and other health care services would be better served by the province. “I really think that if the province reassumes responsibility for provincial matters, it will give municipalities the flexibility they need to meet the needs of the community,” he said. The other issue is poverty. “We have many, many people working 20 hours a week for $11 an hour and it’s driving them into crushing poverty,” he said. “You just can’t get by.” Parkhill said Social Assistance programs are insufficient and need to be reviewed and that the NDP plans to work with

the federal government to enhance Canadian Pension Plans and Old Age Security programs. “We also need to ensure that ODSP and Ontario Works programs work well and don’t keep people in sub standard conditions,” he said. Most importantly, Parkhill said the NDP aims to create jobs. “We have a plan for jobs that’s really simple and will be really effective,” he said. “Create a job, get a tax benefit.”

Ontario Election



ALMONTE – The future of health care, and especially the need for more homecare for Ontario’s aging population, was the front-and-centre issue at last week’s Carleton-Mississippi Mills all-candidates debate in Almonte. For New Democratic Party candidate Liam Duff, who promised to eliminate the wait time for home care, the issue is personal since his own grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, had to wait for home care. “(My grandmother) had to take care of him at home,” said Duff, during the debate at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 15. “She’s a tiny little Irish lady … It’s a burden on the family. I’ve seen it myself. We don’t want them at a hospital. We want them taken some place safe.” Duff, like other candidates, had toured the Almonte General Hospital over the summer and had seen patients who should not have been there but simply had no where else to go since home care was not available. “Long-term care is one of the crisis points in our system,” said Liberal candidate Megan Cornell. She commended the Ontario Liberal government for adding 90,000 long-term care beds to the system during their term in office, “(but) it’s still just a drop in the bucket.” Cornell also pointed out the Liberals were going to offer tax credits for home renovations to accommodate people recovering at home, with amenities such as seniors shower stalls. Duff also noted his party intends to end ambulance fees if it is elected. “It’s bad enough you have to be rushed to hospital,” said Duff. “You don’t need to

come home to a bill.” Cornell strongly defended the McGuinty government’s handling of the health file. “I’m really proud of the track record of the Liberals on this,” said Cornell. “Health care has to be available locally.” Green Party candidate Scott Simser pointed out the current hospital system was built in the 1950s, specifically for acute care, something that is not entirely the case today. “The Green Party believes in preventative health care,” said Simser. (Cynthia Bredfeldt of the Family Coalition Party and Jack MacLaren of the Progressive Conservative party were not Photo by Desmond Devoy in attendance.) Liberal candidate Megan Cornell draws the Asked about the future of health care, second-place card for the speaking order Duff held out hope about the family doc- draw from moderator Janet Duncan. tor shortage. “If we’re sitting here in four years, I’d dered what the parties were proposing to like everyone to say we all have a family make social housing easier to build. “It’s needed now and I’d like to get it to doctor,” Duff said. Cornell pointed out her party is com- you as soon as possible,” said Duff. “Affordable housing is definitely a mitted to rural health care and the Liberals were promising a return to home health issue,” said Cornell. She noted the City of Ottawa partners with the provvisits by doctors. “On my watch, you won’t be under ince on social housing, but the Kanataany threat at the Almonte General Hos- resident added that she did not know if a pital,” Cornell said, adding that she saw similar agreement existed between Misthe “visionary,” AGH as an “in-between sissippi Mills and the province. gateway” to get people the care they SOCIAL ASSISTANCE needed, and to get them home as soon as possible. A representative from People First of Lanark County noted that people who AFFORDABLE HOUSING use the Ontario Disability Support ProMike Coxon, executive director of the gram (ODSB) live under the poverty line, Mills Community Support Corporation, and the candidates were asked what they one of the co-sponsors of the evening, would do to improve this situation. Duff said that the NDP would increase noted that it had taken him and other like-minded individuals about 17 years the minimum wage and that ODSB and to secure 20 units of affordable housing other such programs would be indexed to built in Mississippi Mills. Coxon won- the cost of living.

Cornell said that the provincial government already has a review of ODSB ongoing and that its preliminary report is due in December, with a final report due in June of 2012. “I think we’ll see reform,” said Cornell. Simser said that the Green Party would increase the basic tax exemption to $2,000 to help low income families. PAYING THE PIPER One questioner wondered where all of the money would come from to pay for the new programs being promised by the parties, while also balancing Ontario’s books sometime this decade. “We’re not looking to increase taxes on you,” said Duff, pointing out the NDP would instead hike taxes on large corporations. “We’re going to take that money back and redistribute it back to you … The money is there.” Simser noted that while the Green Party is socially progressive, it is fiscally conservative and hopes to balance Ontario’s debt by 2015-2016, ahead of some of the other parties. He noted his party would bring in a carbon tax, but that when it came right down to it, “you’ve got to stop spending.” The McGuinty government took Ontario’s budget into the red, but Cornell said that much of the spending was, and remains, necessary. “We don’t want to shut down economic growth at the same time as we’re trying to balance the books,” said Cornell. She added that the McGuinty plan, “doesn’t offer shiny new trinkets. It doesn’t offer shiny new programs.” The debate was co-sponsored by The Hub and the Mills Community Support Corporation.

Carleton-Mississippi Mills candidates clash in Kanata debate COURTNEY SYMONS

It didn’t take long for community members to come out swinging at a CarletonMississippi Mills all-candidate’s debate on Sept. 19 held by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce and Metroland Media Group at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata. In the first question of the evening, Progressive Conservative candidate Jack MacLaren faced a question from Matt Muirhead, a Kanata resident and former executive director of the riding’s provincial Progressive Conservative association. Calling Tory veteran Norm Sterling’s ousting “wrong”, Muirhead said that he himself has been banned from the party for life and has since become a supporter of Cornell. Muirhead asked if MacLaren should be ejected from the party also, considering his past support of the Green party. “I appreciate good people from any party in a good party,” MacLaren responded, “and I appreciate when there’s not good people in a party too.” HEALTH CARE But after the audience quieted down,

one question was asked again and again: How will the new MPP address problems with Ontario’s health-care system? MacLaren, Liberal candidate Megan Cornell, NDP candidate Liam Duff and Green candidate Scott Simser all attended the all-candidates meeting, outlining their parties plan for better health care. Simser communicated through an interpreter who spoke for him as he signed his responses, and said that while only half of Ontarians currently have a family doctor, the Green party will increase that number to 90 per cent by 2020. “More than 630,000 people in Ontario don’t have access to a family doctor,” Simser said, “and 90 per cent that do have access complain that they’re not satisfied.” Cornell said that while it costs around $1,000 per day to fully support a senior in a hospital, it only costs $100 per day to keep them at home – which is where they want to be, she said. Highlighting the success of the family health clinics in West Carleton and Almonte, Cornell said that Kanata needs a new health hub to bring better health care to Western Ottawa residents. “If anyone here is still struggling to find a family doctor, I can tell you that the West Carleton Family Health Team has just opened up (a clinic) to thousands of new patients,” Cornell said.

MacLaren outlined his party’s healthcare platform, which calls for doubling the caregiver tax credit, creating 5,000 new hospital beds and renovating 3,500 existing ones. Duff said his party will create 50 new family health care clinics. “Health care is a huge priority for us,” Duff said. “We want to reach out to a quarter of a million people without health care right now.” MacLaren outlined many programs the Conservatives plan to axe if elected, including the 14 branches of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Ontario Green Energy Act, and the Ontario Power Authority, “a body that serves no purpose to tax payers,” MacLaren said. Defending the LHIN, Cornell said that by cancelling the program, the Conservatives would only gain 18 hours worth of care. “The Tories can talk about trimming the fat all they want,” she said, “but that (cutting the LHIN) won’t solve anything.” Another program on the Conservative’s chopping block is the $7-billion deal McGuinty’s Liberal government made with Samsung last year in an investment aiming to create enough wind and solar electricity to power more than 580,000

homes in the province. “That’s money badly spent,” MacLaren said, which was received with raucous cheers from his supporters. “We won’t sign any more deals for solar panels or wind turbines,” he said, adding that the party would honour existing contracts. Discussing a topic a little closer to home, candidates addressed the issue of overcrowding in local schools. Cornell, who works on the Kanata North Accomodation Review Committee, mentioned that she would like to see a new school built in Stittsville. MacLaren said that his party plans to increase education spending by $2 billion per year by the end of their four-year term, and that they would look to local school boards to decide how the money would be best spent. “We will free the teachers to teach,” he said. “We will give them discretion to do what they feel is best.” Simser agreed that the school boards know best, and should be left to manage the money. “The government needs to leave them and let them teach,” Simser said. Cynthia Bredfeldt, who is running for the Family Coalition Party of Ontario, was the only Carleton-Mississippi Mills candidate not in attendance.

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a ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, France in 2007. She was ordained in 2008 at All Saints Church in Brussels, Belgium and while she was entering a new line of work, her old diplomatic friends were on hand for the service, with five ambassadors in attendance. While her husband backed her journey, Glasgow also got support, and great interest, from a surprising corner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Prince Albert II of Monaco, who was more intrigued by her priestly calling, as they shared dinner together one evening in Monaco, than any of the usual diplomatic machinations and intrigues. Her first church posting was to Christ Church in Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners, where she served two years as a vice curate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just when you get comfort-

FRANKTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former ambassador to Belgium is the new interim rector for St. James Anglican Church in Franktown and St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church in Innisville. The Rev. Laurette Glasgow gave her first sermons at the churches on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 4. She has come a long way from heading and helping at some of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diplomatic missions Photo by Desmond Devoy and high commissions abroad, to serving, literally, mashed po- From left, St. James parishioner Cora Nolan, Rev. Laurette Glasgow, Petatoes at church events in the Ot- ter Silson and Nancy Robertson, both of St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, in front of the altar tawa Valley. at St. James in Franktown. Her spiritual re-birth came during a moving sermon, sadly, traditions such as music, and journey towards holy orders in at the funeral of a friend when reason. 2002. She studied at the presâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The aspect of reason â&#x20AC;Ś is so tigious Oxford University in she was stationed in Europe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did I awake to my priest- important to me,â&#x20AC;? said Glasgow. England over the course of six She said she respects the dif- summers before becoming an ly calling?â&#x20AC;? she said, in between sips of coffee one bright fall day ferent variations of Anglican- Episcopal Church deacon at last week at St. James Church ism, from High Anglican to the Hall in Franktown. Her friend, â&#x20AC;&#x153;very Protestant,â&#x20AC;? which I apa fellow parishioner, had com- preciate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(High Anglicanism has the) mitted suicide in the weeks after bells and smells,â&#x20AC;? said Glasgow. 9/11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really sad because he â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not my style. I have asthhad teenage children,â&#x20AC;? recalled ma. But I can appreciate it.â&#x20AC;? -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU She did hone the â&#x20AC;&#x153;reasonâ&#x20AC;? side Glasgow. Because it was so soon Contact Tracy for assistance with your after 9/11, and because the de- of her brain further as a young severances and land use planning projects. ceased had taken his own life, woman when she got a degree in many at the church â&#x20AC;&#x153;were ques- international economics from tioning Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will in our world.â&#x20AC;? Johns Hopkins University in The priest that day, how- Baltimore. During her time with the fedever, spoke movingly and passionately of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncon- eral government, she spent 25 ditional love for humanity. of those years as a diplomat, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hit by a light- with postings in Washington, ing bolt,â&#x20AC;? said Glasgow, quietly, D.C., and New Delhi, India. She of her epiphany a decade ago. served in Brussels twice, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear it with my head first time as the deputy ambasor my eyes, but my heart. It was sador to the European Union, the second time as the Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to deepen my spirituality.â&#x20AC;? While her decision soon after- ambassador to Belgium, Luxemwards to pursue the spiritual life bourg and the European Comwas a big life change, her hus- mission. She was also Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band supported her. This in and deputy ambassador to France, of itself was not surprising, but and Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consul general to was unusual in that he is not a Monaco. Her husband is also a diplobeliever. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a non-believer,â&#x20AC;? said mat, having served with the CaGlasgow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was always a very nadian diplomatic mission in strong supporter. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Chris- Kandahar, Afghanistan for 13 tian in everything but name. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s months. Glasgow began her spiritual a better Christian than I am.â&#x20AC;? Glasgow was born and reared in Winnipeg before moving to Ottawa where she spent 37 years as a federal public servant. Even before she moved to Ottawa, her spiritual light had begun to shine as she set out to find her own spiritual path, different from the one her parents had set her on in the Roman Catholic CHIROPRACTIC â&#x20AC;˘ ACUPUNCTURE Dr Paul Sly Dr. Trisha Gibson church. Chiropractor Chiropractor â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to be an altar boy, and I certainly couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a priest,â&#x20AC;? she said of her reasons for leaving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found that I was not at home in the governing structure in the Roman Catholic church. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very top-down structure.â&#x20AC;? She said she was drawn to AnLeanne Hiller Kimberly Capiral Donna Toole HĂŠlène Wilson glicanism in later years because Registered Massage Registered Massage Nursing Certified of the emphasis on scripture, Therapist Therapist Footcare Reflexologist



able, you know it will be time to move,â&#x20AC;? she said. But, like her diplomatic pos tings before her, her bishop told her that she was needed elsewhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Would you like to help the people of Franktown and Innisville with this time of transition?â&#x20AC;? he asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even hesitate,â&#x20AC;? she said. However, she still puts in one day a week at Christ Church doing outreach work. She said that an interim pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time is very finite, and that his or her time in that position will come to an end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very clear,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It allows ourselves time to reenergize ourselves and refocus,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Silson, a parishioner at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like fresh air.â&#x20AC;? See â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CHURCHESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Page 27

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Churches have their differences While there is some distance between the two churches, Glasgow did point out that, by coincidence, they also have images of welcoming children – stained glass at St. John, a quiltwork at St. James – as well as images of finding lost sheep. “They’re not identical points, they’re not identical churches,” said Glasgow, looking around during an earlier visit to St. James that morning. “The churches come from really different eras.” She also pointed out that St. James has an east-facing altar, like St. Barnabas’ in Montague Township, in the old-fashioned Anglican style. “The acoustics here are perfect,” she said, moving to the middle of the room, her voice fading to more than a whisper, but still audible. As a former Catholic, she admired the way in which the Catholic church brought in Vatican II, but has come to see the wisdom of some of the old ways, such as having the priest face the altar. “The theology of Vatican II was to involve the people and have greater transparency,” said Glasgow. “(But) it’s not having your back to the people. You are leading the people,” and facing Christ. Another part of Glasgow’s style that sets her apart from some of her more long-winded brothers and sisters of the cloth is the brevity of her Sunday morning sermons. “I don’t believe in preaching more than 12 minutes, unless they (the churchgoers) are particularly unrepentant,” said Glasgow.

LAUNDRY FOR FREE A busload of young people from Glynwood Baptist Church from Prattville, Alabama visited Carleton Place this summer to help spread good will and help Pastor Scott Ridenour start up a new church in town. Some of the young people spent part of an afternoon in the Maytag Laundromat on Franktown Road helping people with their laundry and paying for it as an act of kindness. Among the helpers, from left, are Madison Taylor, Emma Wall, Randall Taylor and Bailey Calhoon. The young people also helped organize games and amusements for local children on several evenings.

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Continued from Page 26 “I’m ever-grateful for my ministry,” Glasgow said. “You could have blown me over with a feather if you’d told me, ‘Laurette, you’re going to be in Franktown.’ I didn’t know where Franktown was … God brings us in to places where we’ve never been so that we can learn. I’m meant to learn some things.” Some of her friends, upon learning that she would be leaving the diplomatic service to go into service of another kind, asked why she would leave her life of privilege. “I’ve never confused who I am with the work I do,” said Glasgow. “I keep my feet on the ground … God knows us before we’re even formed in the womb. Who you are is part of your spiritual DNA.” She admits her new job comes with its own stresses and heartbreak. “A lot of the load is hard to bear,” she said. “I’ve never done so many funerals.” Glasgow has had a spiritual change of heart, but heart problems of a different sort have also changed her perspective, and brought her closer to those who are suffering. “I had a heart attack two years ago,” said Glasgow. “It was mild, but I felt very supported by people who were praying for me. It (praying) makes a big difference.” Like some of her parishoners, Glasgow, who lives in Kanata North, is a commuter, and will be shuttling between her parish’s two churches, St. James in Franktown and St. John in Innisville. “I don’t want to get a speeding ticket,” she joked. “I’ve applied for a jet ski to get across the lake and a ski-doo for the winter time.”

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September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


Community Calendar

September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


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

Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk, 7 p.m., Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, behind the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, formerly the Victoria School Museum, 267 Edmund St. Candle light walk, bring a lantern or borrow one on site. Music, refreshments and bonfire. Rain or shine, bring you own lawn chair. Call Debby at 613-257-1014 for details.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2 Valley Singles Lunch for October, Buster’s Bar and Grill, 515 McNeely Ave., Carleton Place, 12:30 p.m. For information, please contact Fay at 613-2568117 or Johanna at 613-4327622.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 Election 2011 round-table discussion with provincial election candidates for both Carleton-Mississippi Mills and Lanark-Frontenac,-Lennox and Addington ridings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Lanark Community Programs Community Room, 30 Bennett St., Carleton Place. Topics include food security, income, employment, child care, housing, mental health, and physical health. Space is limited so please RSVP Sara Hammel, 613-283-7723, ext. 302 or as soon as possible. Take Back the Night March, gather at 6:30 p.m., march at 7 p.m. from Carleton Place town hall. Homeopathic Day, 2 p.m. Talk, samples, free demonstrations. 6 p.m. free seminars. Please RSVP. The Granary, 107 Bridge St., Carleton Place. Call 613257-5986 for details.

inSPIRE Church of Carleton Place open house, today, Oct. 16 and 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 Highway 15, Franktown. Refreshments will be served. Welcome Wagon baby shower at Carleton Place arena, 75 Neelin St.

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CARLETON PLACE IN BLOOM YARD OF THE WEEK 24 Knox Street - This season we have commented about how complementary annuals and perennials can be when mixed in a garden. The visual results are obvious as witnessed again this week, but homeowner, Jean Dickens, noted an active garden also promotes a healthy lifestyle for the gardener. If you would like to nominate a front yard garden, please call Audrey at 613-253-2095.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 Ball, Carleton Place town hall.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 Four-hand euchre, 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Town and Country Tenant Association, 375 Country St. Almonte. Light lunch. Contact Norma at 613256-4179.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 “India – A Love Affair,” slide show, with Jim MacGregor, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Zion-Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin St., Carleton Place. $10 with food bank donation. For details, contact

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 Lanark County Live Poets Society fundraiser, CP Cinemas, 17 Albert St. Doors open, 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Admission, $10. For details, email or look for LiPS on Facebook. Featuring Professor LeStrange and His Band of Degenerates as headliners. Help plant a Daffodil Garden of Hope at a planting ceremony, 10 a.m., Riverside Park, Carleton Place. Sponsored by the Carleton Place in Bloom committee and Carleton Place Nursery. For information, call Debby at 613-257-1014. Sister City Committee Heritage

Almonte Community Friendship Luncheon, noon, Almonte United Church hall, 106 Elgin St. Soup, sandwiches, homemade dessert, $5. All seniors welcome. Call Donna at 613-256-1894 or Louise at 6130-256-7830 for details.

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Family Fun Day, 12 to 4 p.m., Fulton’s Pancake House, 91 Concession Road 6, Pakenham. Free wagon rides and other family activities, barbecue, ask the expert sessions and lunch for $5 for children, $7 for adults. For details, please call Carolyn at 613-594-8333, ext. 1201. Old-fashioned hymn-sing, 7 p.m., Lighthouse church, 355 Moffatt St., Carleton Place. All welcome. Call 613-257-4255 for details. The Clayton churches, Guthrie United and St. George’s Anglican, will hold a combined service celebrating the harvest season at Guthrie United. Guest speaker Mary Cook will speak on “The Joys of Memories.” Lunch will follow. All welcome.

MONDAY, SEPT. 26 Mills Home Support Corporation, in partnership with Parkinson Society of Ottawa, will host a PD101 Session at 6 p.m., at 67 Industrial Dr., Almonte. Parkinson group facilitator Elizabeth Veninga will welcome guest speakers Peggy Gray and Judy Glustein.

The session is a prelude to the regular Parkinson support group meetings held the last Monday of the month at the Mills offices. Please call 613256-4700 for details and to reserve a seat. Almonte Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. Propagation and division of perennials. $2 for visitors, $10 for membership. Cornerstone Community Church, Almonte. Call 613-256-5155 for details.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 Lanark County Knitting Guild meeting, Almonte Public Library, 155 High St., 7 p.m. Shirley O’Connell will speak about Izzy Dolls, the guild’s charity project for this year. Blood donor clinic, Almonte Civitan Club, 500 Almonte St., main hall, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Call 1-888-2DONATE to book an appointment.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 Almonte General Hospital dessert and bridge, Almonte Civitan Hall. Dessert, 12:30 p.m., bridge 1 to 3:45 p.m. For information, please call Barb Taylor at 613-256-2463. Alzheimer’s Society Dessert Fundraiser, in Fairview Manor’s Great Room, 2 to 3:30

p.m. Cost, $5. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Society. Please contact Tammy Lowry at 613-256-3113, ext. 2908 for details. Free workshop on time management, 9:30 a.m., at Canadian Career Academy, 92 Bridge St., Carleton Place. To register, call 613-257-3237. Mills Home Support Corporation Hikers’ meet at Fulton’s Sugar Bush, Cedar Hill, then off to Barry’s Grove for a picnic lunch. Please call 613-2564700 for more information.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Mills Home Support Corporation Golden Oldies lunch. Cost, $9, at 67 Industrial Dr., Almonte. Free transportation provided. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 SchoolBOX Latin Fiesta, North Lanark Agricultural Society hall, Almonte Fairgrounds, 195 Water St., 7:30 p.m. Adults, $20, students, $10, under 13, free. Tickets available at the door, at Blackbird gift shop, 79 Mill St., Almonte, or Read’s Book Store, 1-130 Lansdowne Ave., Carleton Place. Please call Katie Cotnam at 613-256-2785 for details.

The Night Sky Conservation program runs Friday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. starting today, and running Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area’s gatehouse, 2854 Ramsay Concession 8. To register, call 613-256-3610, ext. 1 or email Suggested donation is $20 per session, or as you are able.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Oktoberfest fundraising barbecue, sponsored by the Beckwith Butcher, in support of the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1 Costello Dr., Carleton Place. The Carleton Place and District Community Band will provide Bavarian music from 11 a.m. to noon. Taste of the Arts, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St. A cultural potluck hosted by the arts and cultural advisory committee of the Town of Mississippi Mills. For more information, please contact Nicole Guthrie at 613256-1077 or Ingrid Kadoke at 613-256-0577. Turkey Supper, St. John’s Anglican Church, 110 Ferguson Falls Rd., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Beckwith and District Friendship Club potluck supper, 6 p.m. Memberships are due. New members welcome. Please call 613-253-1433 for details.

FRIDAY, OCT. 7 Harvest Dance, Stewart Community Centre, 112 MacFarlane St., Pakenham, 8 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Glen Silverson’s Band. Light lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Pakenham Square Dance Club. Tickets, call 613256-4126, 613-624-5209 or 613-257-3931. Carleton Place recreation and culture department will host a haunted trip to Saunders Farm today. Registration is $29, which covers admission and transportation. For details, please call Jessica Smith at 613-257-1690. Participants under age 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times during the event.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8 Today, tomorrow and Thanksgiving Day, Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at studios in Blakeney, Clayton, Almonte and elsewhere in Mississippi Mills. Free admission. Call 613-256-3647 or click on


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Carleton Place Canadians defenceman Christian Weidauer (left) congratulates goaltender Joe Yetman on a first period victory over the Smiths Falls Bears on Saturday night. Weidauer and Yetman are both attending the Team Canada East evaluation camp this week, a try-out to represent our region at the national tournament in November.

The Carleton Place Canadians, celebrated their season’s home opener in style, parading their new third jerseys down Sussex St. on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon was celebrated with a tailgate party including children’s games, a pig roast and beer garden, leading up to game time against the Smiths Falls Bears.

Two CP Canadians players chosen for Canada East Camp BRIER DODGE

KANATA – Hockey Canada announced a roster that includes two Carleton Place Canadians players for the Canada East evaluation camp. Among the 60 players chosen were goalie Joe Yetman and defenceman Christian Weidauer. The evaluation camp is in preparation for the 2011 World Junior A Challenge, and will be held from Sept. 18-22 at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata. Yetman and Weidauer will play intrasquad games and practice daily with the crème of the crop for Ontario’s eastern players from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Central Canada Junior Hockey League, Ligue de hockey junior AAA de Quebec and the Maritime Hockey League. “We’re excited to get to Kanata and

get to work building on last year’s silver medal performance,” head coach Curtis Hodgins said in the Hockey Canada press release. Yetman will be one of six goalies, with Smiths Falls Bears goalie Mackenzie Sawyer also invited. Weidauer will be one of 18 defencemen, along with several other CCHL players. Yetman played for Team Atlantic in 2009 at the World Under 17 championships, which gives him experience towards the camp. “It’s definitely going to be competitive, going to be a tough team to make,” Yetman said. All practices are open and free to attend, with intrasquad games $10 for adults and $5 for children. “There are a lot of good shots, so when you come back to your home team, you understand what you need to play at the next level,” Yetman said of facing the top Junior A players.

Dozens of local supporters celebrated their home team’s home opener on Saturday afternoon, where the Carleton Place Canadians unveiled their new third jersey. The team was supported by parents, fans and billet families, with nearly 700 people attending the game after the tailgate party.

Canada East is preparing to face Czech Republic and Russia in the B group at the World Junior A Challenge, hosted in Langley, BC. Canada West will play Sweden and the United States. The World Challenge tournament runs Nov. 7-13. HOME OPENER The Canadians played in two home openers over the weekend – their own and on the road against the defending national champion Pembroke Lumber Kings. The Canadians came out on top after both matches, beating the Smiths Falls Bears 6-4, and the Lumber Kings 5-0. The Canadians home opener was a success, with a pig roast, beer tent and tailgate party held at the rink before hand. The Canadians debuted their new third jersey, featuring more classic navy and yellow stripes.

At the home opener, it was fitting that home town captain Kyle Phillips scored a pair of goals. He was joined in scoring by Anthony McVeigh, Luc Deschamps, Daniel Kolenda and Jay Llewellyn. Llewellyn and Kolenda received first and second star honours, with Carleton Place sweeping the three stars the next day, with Llewellyn, Edwards and goalie Brodie Barrick earning the recognition. Between the pipes, Barrick picked up a pair of wins, including the shutout against the Lumber Kings. He split Saturday’s game with Yetman, who was absent in Pembroke because of the Canada East training camp. It was Llewellyn, Edwards, Austin Rust, Phillips and Michael Maciag who netted points against the Lumber Kings, shutting them down at their championship celebrating season opener. The Canadians are now tied with Cornwall for first place in their division.

Carleton Place Canadians forward Daniel Kolenda dances through a struggling Smiths Falls Bears defence on Saturday night at the Carleton Place arena. Despite running into some penalty trouble, The Canadians fought back from a 1 goal deficit and held the Bears off in a 6-4 victory in their home opener.

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Bossy to replace Primeau at concussion awareness dinner ANDREW SNOOK

NHL legend Mike Bossy will be replacing Keith Primeau as the keynote speaker at the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County’s Concussion Awareness and Safety Lecture and Dinner at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre in Smiths Falls on Sept. 26. Jamie Bannon, public education coordinator for Alzheimer Society of Lanark County, said Primeau was unable to attend due to concussion-related issues he’s currently battling which prevent him fromflying.

“We’re happy Mike agreed,” she said. Bossy is well known for being one of the first players to be outspoken against violence in the NHL and was often criticized for refusing to fight. He was well known as a clean player and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for most gentlemanly player with a high standard of playing ability three times throughout his career. His career was cut short by a string of back in-

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Lori McGrath, right, presents a cheque to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation for $2,550 that was raised at the Hitting Homeruns for CHEO tournament in Pakenham Aug. 19-21. Accepting the donation is CHEO Foundation special co-ordinator Carmen Wynn.

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cussions have on people’s brains. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults or $20 for students (16 and younger). To register or for more information, contact the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County at 613-264-0307, 1-800-511-1911 or email alz@

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ALMONTE – While the Almonte Thunder are still waiting to settle into their new home, they’ve already settled into a good routine on the ice. With the ice in the Almonte arena not in until October, the Thunder have been practicing in Pakenham and played their first two regular season games at the EOJHL Fall Classic in Kemptville last weekend. They tied Akwesasne 3-3, and beat Brockville 7-3. “We have 17 rookies on the team, so you know, we were really happy with that result,” said coach Bill White. “We were happy with our first weekend.” Along with 17 rookies, 12 local players were among those to make the Thunder final cut. The team does well in local recruits – Andrew Rowbotham, Brandon Mendham, Joey Kealey, Connor Wall, Liam Killeen, Kyle Killeen, Rick Vaughan and Aaron MacCosham all hail from Almonte. From nearby Carleton Place are Troy Anderson, Brady Burke, Alex Haydoc and Nic Porcari. “That’s the way the team is being built, take good local kids and give them a chance to play,” White said. The local kids having been through training camp in Pakenham, which was their home arena for a series of exhibition games.

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“If you look at last year compared to this year, we’re a completely new young team,” said White. “We’re going to have a lot of growing pains, we know this.” White was pleased with the level of play he say from overagers MacCosham and Derek Lowry – and praised both his goaltenders Anderson and Chad Hetherington. “With a brand new team and training camp on the road, we were very happy with how we started,” White said. The team plays in Perth on this Friday night at 7:45 p.m. Perth won both their openPhoto by Brier Dodge ing games, with Almonte and Andrew Rowbotham skates during a Jr B exhibition game Arnprior now tied for second played at the Pakenham areana. The home game for Alin the Valley division with a monte faced the team off against the Ottawa Junior win and a loss each. Canadians.


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Go-Cart racer Shane Billings had a great run this summer Shane Billings, a Grade 10 student at Notre Dame Catholic High School and resident of Carleton Place, had an exciting summer racing his DIRT track Go-Kart for his second year at Brockville Ontario Speedway (BOS). Billings just loves racing – it’s in his blood. He comes from a long line of DIRT track race car drivers. His grandfather, Denzil Billings Sr, has been racing for six decades and track champion for many of those years, while his father Paul and many other relatives, such as his cousin Matt, 2009 sportsperson of the year in Brockville, race cars in the vintage class at BOS. Due to many rain-outs at the beginning of the season, Shane was itching to race and couldn’t take the suspense any longer. Billings, his mother and her common-law spouse travelled an hour past Ogdensburg, NY to Gouvernor. His mother said she is his number one fan – and busy as not just a proud parent, but a taxi driver to and from the track. With the family running on one income in the spring, Billings and Page took off to hit the streets of Carleton Place, with marketing proposals in hand. “I want to thank all my sponsors for the generosity and support - I wouldn’t have been able to race this year if it wasn’t for those who believed in me. I can’t thank them enough. Hopefully they will continue their support

in 2012 when I move up to the unrestricted class,” said Billings. He especially wanted to thank Canadian Tire (Carleton Place), Smith Falls Hyundai, 53 Colours Signs & Digital Imaging (Carleton Place), C.P. Tire & Krown (Carleton Place), Body Graphics Tattoo (Carleton Place), Norwex & H-Trio (Kristine Gravelle-Rystenbil), and Napa Auto Parts (Carleton Place/Almonte). “I also have to thank my crew chief/pit crew Mitchell Erhke who came out every week to help me and worked with me on the gokart before and after each race.” Billings received many second and third place trophy-wins this year which made for a very successful year. Billings travelled to Gouverneur, NY multiple times after the race in the spring and Photo courtesy of Tracy Page also had a great race weekend Shane Billings poses with his trailer and Go-Kart number 22. in New York in August. Billings attended an afternoon race at Moose Mountain Speedway in Hastings – then quickly packedup and drove over to West Amboy Speedway just in time for a night full of racing. Coldwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd. Coldwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd. Regan Lee “Because I am moving up a diBROKERAGE BROKERAGE Broker 23 Beckwith St. N., Suite 203, 23 Beckwith St. N., Suite 203, vision next year, I will have the 613-283-7788 ext. 23 Lisa Brennan-Trudel Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2 Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2 Sales Representative*** Cell: 613-812-0155 motor rebuilt over the winter so An Independently Owned and Operated Member Broker 613-283-7788 ext. 27 An Independently Owned and Operated Member Broker of Coldwell Banker Affi liates of Canada of Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada I’m race-ready to be the winning OPEN HOUSE NEW PRICE RIDEAU WATERFRONT team next year – but I can’t do Saturday, Sept. 24 • 12 - 2 p.m. that without the support from my 3539 R35 • Portland, Ont. 223 Kitley 5th Line sponsors” says Billings. 2 bedroom bungalow with finished From Perth take Rideau Ferry Road south If you are interested in adverlower level, wood flooring, lovely to Lombardy - Turn left onto Highway 15 tising/sponsoring Billings or you then right onto County Road 1 - Turn right kitchen, attached garage. wish you speak with him about just before Toledo onto Kitley Line 5 - PropMLS®# 798598 • $339,900 next year’s season, you may conerty is first house on left. $219,000 tact him via email at

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Saturday, Sept. 24 • 1-3 p.m. The “Mill House” • $499,000 • 9 Acres & 500 ft Tay River frontage

Saturday, Sept. 24 12 - 2 p.m. From Smiths Falls take Hwy #29 south to Toledo, turn right on to County Rd #5 and right again in the Village on to Cty. Rd. # 1. Follow signs to 5th Line Rd. Turn left. Property is first on the left pin #223. $219,000. Hostess: Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505

423 Noonan Side Rd. - For those who appreciate timeless, traditional elegance. Beautiful historic property on the banks of the Tay River, minutes to heritage Perth. Gorgeous grounds & property with around 500 ft of pristine river frontage. Lot is dotted with many different types of flowering trees & shrubbery. This 1873 heritage home is touched by vintage charm & appeal although it has seen modern amenities added including plumbing, wiring, heating systems & some windows. Excellent outbuildings offer an abundance of uses for this unique property. Traditional centre hall plan with stone fireplace in living room, formal dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, main floor family room & laundry. Original pine floors throughout most of the two levels & a walk-up attic. 1000 sq. ft. attached, heated workshop is perfect for all types of activities. Directions: from Perth – Cty. Rd. 6 (Christie Lk Rd.), Left on Menzies Munroe Rd., Left on Bathurst Con. 2 to Noonan Side Rd. or Scotch Line (Cty. Rd. 10), Right on Upper Scotch Line, right on Noonan Side Rd. MLS # 091191601003400. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215


Sunday, Sept. 25 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. 469 Christie Lake Road, Perth - Beautifully set, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom

brick home with ~ 140 feet of frontage on the Tay River. Newer shingles and propane furnace, double attached garage, fully finished basement, and only 3 kms from town. $345,000. Buyer incentive: $8000.00 redecorating bonus on closing MLS# 785059 Your local “A” Team, Christian Allan 613-207-0834 & Norene Allan 613-812-0407


$449,000 - Charm, dignity & character best describe this tastefully renovated 2 1/2 storey Victorian home located in one of heritage Perth`s most prestigious neighbourhoods - elegantly appointed for entertaining featuring large living room with fireplace insert & formal dining room with high ceilings & wainscotting - beautifully renovated kitchen with gas stove, built-in dishwasher & elevated breakfast bar - large main level mudroom to rear deck and main level office - gorgeous stained glass window in front foyer and main floor 2 piece bath - 2nd level features 4 bedrooms, 4 piece bath & cozy 3 season sunroom - the third level is fully developed with a 3 piece bath, bedroom and den - many recent upgrades newer heating & cooling units - double detached garage with storage loft. MLS # 806477 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

$395,900 - Situated on 84.8 rolling acres which includes 2581 feet on the Clyde River, this gorgeous 2200 square foot bungalow built in 2005 is beautifully finished including hardwood floors, ceramic tile, 3 full bathrooms and a full partially finished lower level that walks out to the back yard. 24 x 36 foot separate shop/garage is insulated with power and heat. MLS# 094094401502403

Paul Martin, 613-264-0123 NEW LISTING




$324,900 - Very private 5 br brick home on 100 treed acres, hardwood floors, stained glass windows in dining and living rooms, large master br, original wood trim, baseboards, plate rail, cozy woodstove, cherry cabinets, 1,000 sq.ft. barn with loft, Quonset hut, numerous inclusions. MLS# 807666. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

P E R T H MORE SUBDIVISION IN PERTH - Immaculate 2 bedroom bungalow with green space at the back for privacy. Hardwood throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms and foyer - French doors lead to living area with beautiful bay window and gas fireplace. Custom maple kitchen - breakfast bar island with extra storage. Master with 3 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Come and see it! It is gorgeous! $259,900. 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

$222,900 - Great solid 3+1 br bungalow on 2.23 private acres, spotless kitchen with plenty of counter space overlooking large sunken family room, large front deck and patio area, numerous recent upgrades, gorgeous lot on a quiet contry side road. MLS# 789659. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123




$375,000 - Hobby farm on 50 acres, totally renovated centuryold farmhouse, formal dining room and living room with hardwood flooring, 4 br, 3 bath, extra large master with ensuite, large deck and expansive lawns and gardens, oversized 2-car garage with insulated workshop, log barns and many outbuildings. MLS# 794378. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

Lovely 3+2 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow in Riverdale subdivision midway between Perth and Smiths Falls. Wonderful decor with hardwood and ceramic flooring, cherry cabinetry in kitchen and living room with cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace surround, and beautifully finished lower level with walk-out. Pretty lot, quiet cul-de-sac, ~149 feet of river frontage on the Tay. $399,000. Your local “A” Team, Christian Allan 613-207-0834 & Norene Allan 613-812-0407


Saturday, Sept. 24 • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 148 Meadow Lane, Take Hwy. 43 1 km west of Port Elmsley, turn onto Meadow Lane to #148, $314,900 - Terrific 5-year-old family home shows like new, 3 br, 2 bath, main-floor laundry, hardwood floors throughout, propane fireplace, double attached garage, central air, high speed, 2 acre lot, move-in condition. MLS# 778246. Host: Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123 NEW LISTING - IN TOWN

$199,500 - Fully renovated 4-5 bedroom house with 3 baths, a block from centre of downtown Perth and the golf course. New roof shingles, new flooring, new bathroom fixtures. Lower level would make a great in-law suite with kitchenette, large living area with free-standing gas stove, bedroom & bath. Bright 2 bedroom, 4-pc. Bath main level with large living/dining room off kitchen with built-in appliances. Two smaller bedrooms and 2-pc. Bath on second level. Could be a great income property for student housing! Immediate occupancy. Bob Ferguson • 613-812-8871 • PERTH

25 Tysick Ave. Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom bungalow on a large, well treed lot. Large kitchen/ dining area with “tons” of cupboards and loads of counter space. Multi-level decks for entertaining and relaxing. Cozy up in the comfy family room on the lower level - instant warmth with the efficient gas stove - privacy for your guests or for a teenager on the lower level with a large bedroom & 3 piece bath – lots new! $241,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361 OUT OF TOWN

Hobby Farm - Looking for the perfect spot to create your dream of the country life? Look no further. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone home on ~ 97 acres of wonderful land within 7 kms of Perth. Featuring a lovely kitchen with granite counters, bamboo floor, exposed stone wall, and pellet stove, romantic loft style master bedroom. Updated upstairs 4- pc bathroom with in-floor radiant heat, walk-up attic, newer shingles/vinyl windows/furnace. Barns with 7 box stalls, hydro, water, and tack room. Steel machine shed and detached double garage. $459,900. Your local “A” Team, Christian Allan 613-207-0834 & Norene Allan 613-812-0407



$158,000 - Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth. A very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with country character. Original structure has been reframed, insulated & drywalled for yearround comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows & doors. Large side and back yard for children, recreation, gardening & pets. Lots of parking space. New septic system. Upgraded heating, water & electical. Great space for both a starter home, the growing or even extended family. There is nothing comparable at this price! Immediate occupancy. MLS# 782470. Bob Ferguson • 613-812-8871 •

BURGESSWOOD “WATERFRONT” WITHOUT THE WATERFRONT PRICE! - Elevated ceilings, light and bright, open and spacious 2,+2 or 3 bedroom home - 2 on upper level, 2 or 3 on lower walkout level along with full bath and family room - on a pretty 2.81 acre lot in the wonderful community of BurgessWood Estates only 15 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room or another bedroom on upper level. Many updates. Planned community with 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents of BurgessWood. $328,900. MLS# 786557 Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361 VACANT LAND

10.54 ACRES VACANT LAND SOUTH OF OMPAH ON 509 – Great recreational land, lakes nearby, K&P Trail, hydro at road. $29,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361 * Sales Representative

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*HOT TUB (SPA) covers - best price, best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866652-6837. www.the paper Antique log barn, 48x28’. Taking offers. Save this ad. One week only. 613-2673205. ATTENTION HUNTERS Kodiak outdoor compound bow 2009 50-60 lbs Draw arrows, broadheads and release 2 target bags and deer decoy $600 OBO 613-250-9832


FIREWOOD FOR SALE, $80/cord for nibbins. Also 16” and 14” available. Bulk orders discounted. Call for details, 613-2575095.

580 acre wooded wonderland north of Hwy 7. Waterfalls, large pond, creek. 4 bedroom home, large barn and triple garage. Must be sold to settle estate. Gerry Hudson, GERRY BLAIR & SON Sales Rep., 1-613-449Firewood, all hard- 1668, Rideau Town & wood. Dried one year Country Realty Ltd. Brokerage, 613-273-5000. plus. 613-259-2723. INDUSTRIAL MIXED HARDWOOD COMMERCIAL SPACE dried 1 year. $100/face cord. Free PLACE: delivery to most areas. CARLETON Great commercial 613-229-4004. space available. Retail, office and industrial from 750 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft. Gibson Properties, 613-2575711. HUNTING

FREE 120-PAGE CATALOGUE from Halfords. Butcher supplies, leather and craft ATTENTION HUNTERS Kodiak outdoor supplies and animalcontrol products. 1- compound bow 2009, 50-60 lbs, 800-353-7864 or draw arrows, email: jeff@halford broadheads and or visit our lease, 2 target bags web store: www.half and deer decoy $600 OBO. 613-250-9832 HOT TUB (spa) covers. Best price, best HUNTER SAFETY CAquality. All shapes and NADIAN FIREARMS colours available. Call COURSE, CARP, Oct. 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7. 21, 22, 23. Wenda www.thecoverguy. Cochran, 613-256com/newspaper 2409. LIKE-NEW 5 x 8’ trailer, removable box with barn doors. $900 firm. 613-433-3441.

HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS COURSE, Arnprior, Oct. 14, 15, 16. Wenda Cochran, 613-256TOP DOLLAR we pay 2409. for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos, etc. No HUNTER SAFETY Cahassle - we even pick nadian Firearms up! Call Mill Music, Course. Courses and Renfrew, toll-free, 1- exams held throughout 877-484-8275, or lo- the year. Free course if cal, 613-432-4381. you organize a group; exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409.



TURKEYS, GEESE & DUCKS All Natural, Vegetable Grain-Fed (no animal bi-products) Now TakingORDERS orders for NOW TAKING FOR Thanksgiving & Christmas CHRISTMAS

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2 bedroom semi-detached home. Great area, garage, basement. Easy Ottawa access. $1,095/month plus utilities. Available November 1. 613-2290737. Carleton Place: 2 bedroom bungalow, 2 baths, 3 appliances, air conditioning, single garage, finished basement, at 6 Northridge Manor. No pets/nonsmoking. $1,000 per month plus utilities, available September 30. 613-253-1574. Carleton Place: 3 bedroom house, short-term rental. Available now until March 15, 2012. $1,400/month plus utilities. 613-2575711.


Unlimited cash paid for waterfront, land and small farm property. Free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Sales Rep., 1-613-4491668, Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd. Brokerage, 613-2735000.


CARLETON PLACE: Clean, bright, newly renovated 2 bedroom bungalow in quiet area. Garden, appliances, heating, garage included. Non-smoking only. $1,000/month. 613-257-5410.

DOWNTOWN ARNAPARTMENTS PRIOR, 1 bedroom upFOR RENT stairs apartment, small balcony, 2 paved park1 bedroom apartment ing spaces. $700 plus located on Richardson utilities. Available Oct. Side Road (between 1. 613-302-1669. Carp and Stittsville). $635/month plus heat and hydro. Call FRESHLY RENOVATED Scott, 613-266-0021. upper-level 2 bedroom plus den with balcony, in-unit ADULT BUILDING. laundry, parking, overHeated 3 bedroom looking river in quiet apartments, 1 ground- adult building. $995/ floor apartment, month plus utilities. freshly renovated. Wash- Available Sept. 1. er/dryer hook-up. No Jeff/Kelly, 613-257pets, no smoking. 7041. $980/month plus hydro. 613-257-3480. LARGE 2 bedroom. Free parking, security, 149 Church Street, Almonte. $830/month plus utilities. 613-7696697.

Absolutely Beautiful 1&2 bedroom apartments Secure 50’s Plus Building Carleton Place No Smoking No Pets $685 & up Seniors’ Discounts

Call 613-720-9860 or 613-823-1694 CL24551

MISSISSIPPI LAKE: nicely furnished 1 bedroom apartment plus kitchenette. Ideal for working single or retiree. No smoking/ pets. $800/month, utilities included. 613257-0089. NEWLY RENOVATED one-plus bedroom upstairs apartment, downtown Arnprior. Washer/dryer in unit, secure building with intercom, parking spot, heat and hydro extra, $725 month, first/last. 613-3021669.


162 ELK ST. Quality townhouse bungalow, totally finished lower level, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, maintenance-free exterior. Immediate occupancy. 613-433-3036

GREAT LOCATION (OTTAWA). Huge 3 bedroom, looks like 4 bedroom, plus family room, sunny finished basement, 3.5 baths, fully fenced plus deck and central A/C, 6 appliances, all windows curtained, garage, large driveway. Available anytime in September or October. JUST $1,400/MONTH. Call 613-315-9103.


BBQ - 4 burner and one side burner for pot, stainless steel BBQ for sale with propane tank only $125.00. Kenmore dryer, 10 years old, $50.00. Medium-size animal pet cage (large enough for up to 2 - 3 rats) - only used for 3 months - cost $170 new; asking $85 or best offer.

Call 613-221-6225 (days) 613-284-1031 after 6:00 p.m. Email

NEWLY RENOVATED SPLIT-LEVEL TOWNHOME, downtown Carleton Place. 2 bedroom plus den, 5 appliances. $1,100/month plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. Application, references and first/last months’ rent required. Available immediately. 613-2533534.

SET OF KEYS with an “R” key chain found at Good As New Shop in bargain bin August 8. Inquire at the Canadian Gazette office at 53 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. 613-257-1303. MUSIC, DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

WORLD-CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrolment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. www.steve


EXPERIENCED home daycare provider, in the village of Carp, has full-time spaces available. Smoke free, healthy food, crafts, indoor/outdoor activities, receipts, CPR/first aid certified. 613-8395277. MORTGAGES & LOANS

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate debts, mortgages to 90%. No income, bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969, 1-800-2821169. SERVICES


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CERTIFIED MASON 10 yrs exp., chimney repair & restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290.


Ed Widenmaier for over 25 years. Free estimates, reasonable rates. Commercial and residential. 10% Fall Discount. Owner operated. 613-267-3205. RENOVATIONS CONTRACTOR DRYWALL, TILE, PAINT, stipple, carpentry, doors, finished basements, bathroom makeovers. Insured, experienced, reliable. PROMPT FREE ESTIMATES. Ian Tri-Mac (c) 613-795-1918.

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“A1” HANDYMAN WITH HALF-TON truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eavestrough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin, 613-2534764. TWO CERTIFIED surface installers in Renfrew area. Professional quality. Ceramic, hardwood, vinyl, carpet installations. Internationally recognized “Install Certification”. Can be reached at 613-3123652 or 613-3121187.


**PLEASE BE ADVISED** There are NO refunds on classified advertising; however, we are happy to offer a credit for future classified ads, valid for 1 year, under certain circumstances.

ATTENTION JEWELLERY LOVERS: Latasia home party plan is now hiring consultants in your area! Earn up to 45% commission. Company paid hostess program. Linda at 1-877717-6744 or lata WE NEED A GOAL- with TENDER for senior name and contact info. hockey 55 plus. Goalie can be younger. Tues- Carleton Place, part days and/or Thursdays, time as required, lawn 11 a.m., in Carleton maintenance and odd Place. Ed Quinn, 613- jobs, immediately. 256-2424. 613- 257-5711. PERSONALS

ABSOLUTELY TIRED OF BEING SINGLE AND ALONE? Misty River Introductions can help you find someone to share your life with. With over 17 years’ experience as professional matchmakers, you can put your trust in our expertise to make finding a life partner easy and stress free. www.mistyriverin, 613-2573531.

PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1,000 weekly mailing brochures from home. 100% legit! Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enrol today! www.national Experienced residential house cleaner part/full time required For west-end location. Must be self-efficient and able to work in a team. Potential for top salary. Police check, cell phone and car required. Email qualitymai or 613-832-4941.


CALABOGIE ARTFEST Calabogie Community Centre, 574 Mill St, Calabogie. Saturday, Oct. 1 & Sunday, Oct. 2, daily from 10am to 4pm. Free admission Tea Room

Housekeeper wanted, Calabogie area (Ferguson Lake). Someone to work 1 day/week, various household chores. $15 per hour. Call Dave, 613-2239553.

NEEDED NOW: AZ DRIVERS & OWNER OPS. Great career opportunities. We’re seeking professional, safetyminded drivers and owner operators. Cross-border and intraCanada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener, 1-800-332-0518. www.

Operations/dispatch position for residential foundation company. Candidate must have good knowledge of residential construction practices, and dispatch experience is considered an asset. Must possess a valid driver’s licence. Candidate must be well organized, be able to multitask and possess excellent computer skills. Competitive salary based on experience with benefits. Please fax résumé to 613-2563008 or e-mail to ke

Residential foundation company looking for a stone slinger operator. Valid DZ licence and a clean driver’s abstract a must. Experience an asset. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax résumé to 613-2563008 or e-mail ke PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS: Westcan Group of Companies has openings for SEASONAL, ROTATIONAL AND FULL-TIME professional truck drivers to join our teams in Edmonton, Lloydminster, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS: Minimum 2 years’ AZ experience, B-train experience/extended trailer length experience. Liquid/dry bulk product experience is an asset. Clean driving/criminal record, pre-access medical/drug testing. Paid travel provided to/from employment location, good operations bonus and more! Candidates for all positions APPLY ONLINE AT: under the “Join our Team” section. Alternatively, phone tollfree 1-888-WBT-HIRE (928-4473) for further details. Committed to the principles of Employment Equity.

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Knowledgeable Machinist Wanted

Custom machine shop is seeking an experienced machinist (5+ yrs). Position requires knowledge with programming and set-up of multi-axis CNC mills / lathes along with the use of manual equipment. Any exposure to solid works and master cam is an asset. Must be reliable, work independently, and have good work habits. Full time position, competitive wages and benefits offered. Please fax resumes to (613) 432-9061 or e-mail to

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Are you bright? Are you hard-working? Do you feel you have potential?

Perhaps you haven’t found the right company to “click” with or the right opportunity to really show what you can do. We may have a career for you as a member of our multimedia sales team. Some of the things you’ll enjoy about working as part of the sales team at Metroland: • Being part of Metroland’s adventure in the online and offline world • Working in a fast paced innovative working environment • Advising clients on cutting edge technologies and industry trends • Becoming an expert in the Web, publishing, and delivery • Self-directed earnings potential In this position, you will be called upon to: • Identify and discuss advertising needs with prospective customers • Understand and promote METROLAND MEDIA products and services relevant to each new potential client acquisition • Design proposals for customers based on needs assessment • Maintain positive and effective customer relationships Requirements: • A can-do attitude with a drive for success • Good Internet skills • The desire to earn the income you want based on sales results • Excellent communication skills • Media experience is an asset, but not required. • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his/her own transportation Metroland Media attributes its success and winning culture to its dedicated employees. We are committed to offering you a best-in-class total rewards package, ongoing growth and development opportunities, plus a dynamic and innovative working environment. Forward your resume in confidence to Nancy Gour (ngour@metroland. com) by September 30, 2011. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Hypernetics, a manufacturer of precision electromechanical devices has openings in manufacturing. We are looking for skilled ASSEMBLERS with experience in soldering and microscope assembly. Hypernetics offers excellent benefits, working conditions and hours in a modern facility located in Arnprior. Please submit your resume to: Hypernetics, a division of Plaintree Systems Inc Attention: Human Resources 10 Didak Drive Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C3 Fax: 613-623-4647 CL26369


WANTED Metroland Media’s Digital Video Group

Metroland Media’s Digital Video Group seeks talented freelance writers to create compelling, original web content on a variety of topics. Those with experience writing on health and automotive topics are especially encouraged to apply. Writers will work with clients to develop engaging and informative blog posts to attract and inform online readers. Successful candidates will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to produce clean, quality content on tight deadlines. Experience writing for the web and an understanding of web content strategies would be assets. Interested and qualified candidates should forward resumes, writing samples and cover letters detailing subject areas of interest and expertise to:


Giles Auto Repair Ltd. is now open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. General vehicle repairs and maintenance, DOT safeties; computer diagnostics; CAT-certified truck technician (mobile); trailer maintenance and safeties. Please call 613-2564956, 613-324-9476 or email gilesautore 604 Bennies Corners Road, Almonte.


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Stellar Ice requires an Arena Operator for Beckwith Recreation Complex. Must be available evenings and weekends. DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT 9AM. We are an innovative leader in the newspaper industry and are currently seeking candidates to join our production team in the role of:

Email resume to: or fax it to 613-482-4923. Pay is commensurate with experience and training is available. Only those qualifying for interviews will be contacted. Stellar Ice is an equal opportunity employer



2ND PRESS PERSON Metroland -Ottawa Region a division of Metroland Media Group is looking for an experienced 2nd Press Person. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience on Goss or Goss related equipment. JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible in the efficient operation of the printing units and maintenance to achieve a quality printed product. REPORTS TO: Plant Manager COMPETENCIES/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Must have a thorough working knowledge of press setup and layout • Must have a minimum 5 years Global or Goss community web press related experience • Able to work shifts • Must be a motivated self starter • Assist in maintaining and improving quality standards and production performance • Good record of punctuality and attendance. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook. FORWARD RESUME TO : Dennis Girard Plant Manager, Ottawa Region Media Group 35 Opeongo Rd., Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2 Fax: 613-432-6689 email: Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. All resumes will be kept on file for future consideration.



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 1985 - Maloy, Ethel Florence 1992 - McGee, Margaret 1994 - Needham, Jennifer Ainslie 23rd 1977 - Puckett, Milton Andrew 1985 - Dransfield, Howard Joseph 1986 - Bain, Isabel Alma 1993 - Robertson, Effie Ann 1997 - Minnille, Ruth M. 24th 1973 - McCann, Hiram Edwin 1978 - Van Bridger, John Francis “Jack” 1983 - Colquhoun, Florence 1988 - Virgin, Elizabeth Marguereita 1996 - Voyce, Thomas Bernard


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”.

25th 1980 - Cressy, Carlton Clark 1982 - MacFarlane, David Lloyd 1983 - Van Dusen, Bertha Pearl 1999 - Barr/Dalgity, Ethel Eileen 2003 - Baird, Laura Winnifred 26th 1991 - Buse, Kathleen Edith 27th 2000 - Buchanan, Doris Pearl 2004 - Dencs, Eva

C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

Responsibilities • Operate shipping equipment • Loading & unloading bakery products from trailers • Stack trays to shipping standards • Organize products according to Franchisee orders • Maintain a clean & safe work area • All other duties as required Working Conditions • warehouse work environment • warm, humid and cold, dry temperatures • fast paced repetitive tasks with extensive walking & lifting • physically demanding • unionized Work Hours / Days • 40 hours/week • scheduled shifts between 5:00pm – 3:00am • work days (Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri) • starting rate $14.03 / hour, Jan 1, 2012 $14.54, after 1 year $17.10 • benefits (vision, medical, prescription & uniforms) Key Requirements • must be 18 years or older • able to work flexible shifts • working knowledge of English, both written and oral and basic math skills • must have CSA approved safety boots/shoes • detail orientated, works in a safe manner, and works well in a team • have own transportation Please have all resumes sent to me at




FORTINGTON: Victor A. “Vic” Who passed away September 21, 2010. God took you one day as it started to storm But we know we will always have our love to keep us warm. You may not be here in body But your spirit is with me always, sweetheart. Always remembered, Your loving wife Cindy

LEVI: In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, John Peter, who passed away September 24, 1999. There will always be heartache and many silent tears. But always the precious memories of the days you were here. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the family

28th 1977 - Julian, Ruth Helen 1987 - Browne, Alan Morton 1996 - Bowden, Reginald 2001 - Fortington, Rae Elizabeth


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“ Wood “ In loving memory of Christena Wood, who passed away September 22, 1998. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear mother, That we do not think of you. Jim, Jack and families

CRAWFORD: In memory of “Garth”, a loving spouse and my best friend, who passed away September 19, 2009. Thought of you today, but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a CL26346 frame. Your memory is a keepsake in which I’ll never IN part MEMORIAM God has you in His JULIAN: In memory arms of our mother, Ruth, I have you in my heart. who passed away I love you, Darlin Janice Sept. 28, 1977. Today recalls sad memories Of a dear mother gone to rest And the ones who think of her today Are the ones who loved her best. Sadly missed and always remembered by Marilyn, Pat, Stephanie and Karen

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BOLTON: In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, “Audrey”, who passed away September 16, 1985. A silent thought, a secret tear Keeps her memory ever dear Time takes away the edge of grief But memory turns back every leaf. Love, Janice, Ryan, Brady

DRYNAN, Shirley - In loving memory of a dear Mom and Nanny, who passed away on September 21, 1993. Gone are the times we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. Life is not forever ... our love is. Deb, Doug and Erin CL21401

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Time speeds on, two years have passed Since death its gloom, its shadow cast Within our home, where all seemed bright, And took from us a shining light. We miss that light, and ever will, His vacant place there is none can fill. Down here we mourn, but not in vain, For up in Heaven we will meet again. Love Deanne, Jo-Anne, Kevin, Bailey and Cooper CL26274

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Nesbitt, Audrey Charlotte (nee Armour) Unexpectedly at the Carleton Place Hospital, surrounded by her family on Wednesday September 14, 2011 at the age of 85. She was the loving wife of the late Leo Dulmage (the father of her children), Jimmy Jamieson, and Eddie Nesbitt. Beloved mother of David (Karen), Paul (Cathy), Donna (Paul Sorfleet) and Jill. Proud grandmother of Mark (Angela), Robert (Cathy), Brody (Amanda), Angela, Brent (Caroline), Wade (Stacy), Amber (Dana), Tiah and Judge. Cherished great-grandmother of 9 greatgrandchildren. Dear sister of Bill (Gayle) and Ron (Sue). Predeceased by her brothers Chuck and Claire. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday September 16, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday at ZionMemorial United Church at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed. The family wishes to thank the nurses and the staff of the Carleton Place Hospital for their exceptional care of Mom. For those who wish, a donation to Zion-Memorial United Church or the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

The Funeral Visitation was at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday September 20, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Legion service took place at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m. Visitation was also Wednesday from 12 noon until the funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at United Cemeteries. For those who wish, a donation to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, Carleton Place or the United Cemeteries would be appreciated by the family.

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Harrison, Jo-Anne Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Monday September 12, 2011, at the age of 65. Loving wife of Derrick. Dear mother of Kimberley (Terry), Sean, James and Stephanie. Proud grandmother of Cody, Chloe and Maya. Survived by her brother Bobby. Predeceased by her parents Clifford and Marion Williamson and her sister Leigh.

The Funeral Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday September 16, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed at United Cemeteries. For those who wish, a donation to the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated by the family.

Veteran WWII Peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, on Friday September 16, 2011 at the age of 61. Loving mother of Chris (Lisa) and Rodney (Jaclyn). Cherished daughter of Clifford and Shirley Robillard. Survived by her brother Robert Robillard (Sherri). Loving aunt of Cheri, Crystal and Matthew. Nancy will be missed by her many cousins.

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In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa

Peacefully at Stoneridge Manor, Carleton Place, on Saturday September 17, 2011, in his 93rd year. Loved father of Barbara MacDonald and Lorraine (Ron MacDonald) of Carleton Place. Proud grandfather of Peter, Angela, Rodney (Devon) and Kevin. Great-grandfather of Murray, Kennedy and Anderson. Dear brother of Helen Thompson (Ron), of Chesley ON, Muriel Kernaghan of Toronto and Mel (Shirley) of Ashton. Predeceased by his grandson Murray MacDonald (Gisele – surviving) and his brother Kenneth Fee.

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Nature quilts featured in exhibit Foliage and fibre take on new meaning in a Naturessence exhibit that opened this week at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The exhibit, which opened Wednesday and runs to Dec. 11, features nature-inspired art quilts by Elaine Quehl and Catharina Breedyk Law. Exploring their love of the natural world through elaborate quilts, the artists have received international acclaim. Law, who works from a studio in Perth, uses beadwork and hand-dyed organza to bring her pieces to life, while Ottawabased Quehl focuses more on line and colour. Both offer a new take on a traditional craft. Quehl celebrates the visual drama that is present in the naturalworld and aims to evoke the emotion, awe and wonder she experiences when she first encounters her subjects. Often described as bold and sensual, her work employs contrasts of light and shadow to intensify visual impact. Foliage, trees, flowers, and nature’s cycles serve as metaphors for her inner world and for the human condition. Quehl uses her art as a means of selfexpression and to communicate and connect with the world through universallyunderstood themes of personal growth, wonder, self-acceptance, loss and healing, joy and the cycles of life. Breedyk Law’s work interprets her journey through this life aswell as her journey as an artist. Being in the last

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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 Incumbent: Rev. Pat Martin SUNDAY WORSHIP 8am - Quiet Traditional 9:15 - Choir and Organ 11am 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 Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613 257 3484 Email:


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‘We are in a crisis situation’: LAWS Local animal shelter currently housing more than 200 dogs and cats ANDREW SNOOK

It is raining cats and dogs at the Lanark Animal Welfare Society’s animal shelter in Smiths Falls. LAWS board member Liz Taylor said the shelter is currently housing 170 cats and 39 dogs. “We are in a crisis situation,” she said. Taylor said her organization is just trying to get the word out that it is the only shelter in the area currently housing people’s pets. She said many people may not be picking up their animals simply because they do not realize they are being housed at the shelter, located at 253 Glenview Rd. in Smiths Falls. “We just want to get them out of the shelter,” she said. “We’re trying to get as many foster parents as

we can.” Taylor said the shelter is currently experiencing a shortage of various supplies due to the influx of animals. She said LAWS’ biggest supply shortage at the moment is canned cat and dog food; however, it is also looking for donations of rawhide chew bones, cat trees, non-clumping kitty litter, clean, dry newspapers, colourful and fun safety-release cat collars, as well as cleaning and office supplies. Taylor added that Canadian Tire money is also appreciated, since it can be used to purchase many of the items in need. Items can be dropped off anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. For more information about adopting a pet, the LAWS foster program or to donate items, call 613283-9308 or email LAWS is a registered, non-profit organization that has been sheltering animals for more than 30 years. LAUGHS FOR LAWS

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Mikayla Van Derham gets her hands dirty during a fundraiser for LAWS on Sept. 17.

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CARLETON sissippi Mills’ PLACE – Misloss is Carleton Place’s gain, with word that St. John’s Anglican Mississippi School for the the Church in Innisville will be returnin Arts marks 100 years g to town. the commun in “A decision ity. was made 12 we needed that a new Sharon Holzschelocation,” said rer, principa of the school, l house on June during an open 10. The school had its beginnin in Carleton gs Photo by staff Place from 1999 to An inflatable obstacle 2004, before moving out course gets a County Road on to Cingel, during Beckwith workout thanks 29, on the Missisto, from top, Heritage Days sippi Mills Breanna Lunn, on Saturday, side of the Mya McKittric June 11. border, when it set k and Nikola up shop in the old barracks heritage building. The school 2008. Last year ran there until vandals caused more than $40,000 in damage DESMOND DEVOY to the building and school supMorrow of desmond.devoy@m plies. Carleton Automo tive, during - officers to “The building a presentation MISSISSIPPI would not have be- (of tow have a personal choice MILLS – Repre- fore the Mississippi been ready in truck sentativ Mills time for the The Carleton school firms es from two area towing services board meeting police OPP Sgt. Rob operator),” added starting,” said Croth. “There’s clashed with on June persona Holzscherer 7. opens June 18, Place labyrinth the renovati the Lanark no of County welcoming all l or financial ons that still walkers. “We will incentiv needed vouritis OPP over perceived There’s no one to be done to fa- to make always hold the right the building who is taking e. m in tow truck 24 . kickback.” a call when a calls by an police officers we have emergency last week. “That’s situation,” See PRIVAT “The OPP plied re- Morrow. your opinion,” said is E, page 3 want to call,” calling who they Smith.OPP acting Staff Sgt. Jeff “There’s been no invescharged Glenn tigation.” “There is no incentive for the See INACCU RATE, page 5



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Time to fill the bird feeders Park, with a path that leads Now that fall is here, do you along the edge of the river. have your seed supplies ready In Beckwith Township last for your bird feeders? week, Randy Marinelli reports Yes, we have less American a red-shouldered hawk and a robins, eastern bluebirds, and rose-breasted grosbeak still in even some of our ruby-throatthe area. At his home, a humed hummingbirds seem to have mingbird remains to use the flown south, but the regular feeders, and a female northern visitors will be looking for cardinal is feeding young. their daily treats. Especially When he drove along Quarry the black-capped chickadees Road, northwest of Carleton and white-breasted nuthatches Place, a brown thrasher was will be coming to dine, for their LYNDA C. BENNETT spotted. natural foods are disappearStrictly for the Birds In Carleton Place, Georgina ing. Doe observed a sharp-shinned In early September, whippoor-wills were still calling in the Green hawk. The birds at her feeders have been Lake, Burridge area, but the warblers occasionally very still, almost as if the seemed to have moved on. Near Balder- hawk is in the area. A lady friend in Almonte has two son, Sept. 9, another person reported hearing whip-poor-wills, as well as two mourning doves in trees by her yard. One barred owls. They also saw a screech owl dove sits very still, not moving, almost as if sitting on a nest. near their house. The bird may not be well, or has just Bird news from the western edge of Ottawa includes a juvenile red-necked phal- had a meal, and is resting as it digests its arope, and a parasitic jaeger flying over food. Please call Lynda at 613-256-5013, or the Ottawa River. Ottawa beach is a good viewing area. email with bird reIt is on the east edge of Andrew Hayden ports.

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ALMONTE – Andrew Harvey is hoping to plant the seeds for a cell of spiritual activists that will help the area deal with a coming economic and societal collapse. “I’m staffing a global movement for sacred activism,” said the noted mystical scholar, poet and novelist from his home in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park earlier this week. “Mysticism and activism can save the world.” Harvey is the keynote speaker and facilitator of the Power Up Your Life conference taking place in Almonte this weekend, and he is promoting spiritual activism as a way of combating what he sees as a coming collapse. “This evolutionary crisis can be met by spiritual activism,” said Harvey. “Nothing is going to change without a shattering. I think that the collapse will happen.” He said this could also include a war in the Middle East, and second, deeper recession. He likens the cells to the spiritual groundswell in India under Mahatma Gandhi which used non-violent protest, coupled with Hindu spirituality, which

saw off British colonial rule, or to Martin Luther King Jr.’s church-inspired civil rights drive in America. He cited those examples, along with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, and Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity movement in Poland, which was backed by the late Pole Pope John Paul II, as examples of the spiritual joining the political to effect change. The hoped-for Almonte cell will be part of his Network of Grace, and will include up to 16 people, seeking to solve problems through “synergies of transformation.” “Wherever I go, I say, ‘Start one now,’” said Harvey. “Stop thinking that prayer will end it. We need prayer and action.” He sees capitalism as “extremely ruthless,” noting the damage that has been done to the Earth’s oceans, and the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. “We have been drugged on consumerism,” said Harvey. “(Many people) talk a blue streak but they don’t want to change their way of life.” But his message is not all doom-andgloom. “People are terrified about facing it,” said Harvey of major ecological and political problems like climate change. “(But) there is an alternative … Out of this (collapse) a much saner world can be

built.” The change will not be an easy one, especially for the rich and privileged. “The world is run by an oligarchy of the wealthy,” said Harvey, saying that he sees the oligarchy as the equivalent of the French aristocracy under Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, just before the French revolution in 1789. “The wealthy are not going to give up their powers easily.” His quest for spiritual activism may have echoes of the peace and love of the hippy era, but while Harvey appreciated the interest in a new, more peaceful way of living back then, he called the summer of love in 1967 and the student revolts in 1968 as a “cheap revolution.” “It was revolution light. It felt that making love in the long grass and singing Bob Dylan songs would change the power structure,” he said. But once they graduated from university, many of those same hippies became doctors, lawyers and accountants, and did not change the power structure. The response to the crises facing the world now needs to be far more serious than the flowers-and-beads response of 40 years ago. “The response will need to be really more serious,” said Harvey. “More disciplined, spiritually and politically.”

He pointed to the Arab Spring, which has already toppled dictatorships in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia as examples of how the world is changing. “The Arab Spring…is not the 60s at all,” said Harvey. “They’re not joining hands and singing ‘Kumbaya.’ They’re throwing out dictators.” Harvey was born in southern India in 1952, which he called one of the most fortunate events in his life. His Anglo-Indian parents were part of the landed British establishment, his father having been part of a colonial family that had lived on the subcontinent since the 1830s, and his mother’s family having been there since the 1920s. “To be born in India is to be born in a sacred world where everyone worshipped God,” said Harvey. “I had a Muslim driver, and a Hindu cook, a crazy Catholic nanny and Protestant parents…Very early on I realized that there was one God.” One of the sacred aspects of Indian spirituality that appealed to Harvey was the emphasis on the divine as feminine. The “Power Up Your Life,” conference will be held tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 23) from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St.

Municipal Matters • Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 7:00 p.m.: Council Followed by: Policy Review Committee

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is now CLOSED! It will reopen in June 2012.

COMPOST FACILITY Please bring your yard waste to the Compost Facility located at 128 Patterson Crescent. Open Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon till the end of October.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Public Works Department is currently seeking an

OPERATOR II Successful candidate must have a DZ licence. Experience in municipal sewer, water and road works will be considered an asset. Must reside within a maximum 20 minute commute. Complete job description can be obtained at the Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street. Résumés/applications will be accepted up to and including Friday, September 30th, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. Dave Young, Director of Public Works 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 Fax: 613-257-8170 E-mail:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Public Works Department is currently seeking an

OPERATOR I - SEASONAL Successful candidate must have a DZ licence. Experience in winter maintenance operations. Must reside within a maximum 20 minute commute. Complete job description can be obtained at the Town Hall, 175 Bridge Street. Résumés/applications will be accepted up to and including Friday, September 30th, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. Dave Young, Director of Public Works 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 Fax: 613-257-8170 E-mail:

SAUNDERS FARM OUT-TRIP The Town of Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department will be presenting a spooky Out-Trip to Saunders Farm on Friday October 7th, 2011. The price per participant is $29.00 which covers transportation to and from the Carleton Place Arena and admission into the Farm. Please be advised that this is a minimal supervision trip, therefore participants must be over the age of 12 unless acccompanied by an adult. For more information on this terrifying trip; please contact Jessica Smith at 613-257-1690.

September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette

Spiritual activist cell forming in Almonte, Power up Your Life conference starts Friday

September 22 2011 Canadian Gazette


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