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City council throws out 180-unit apartment proposal, appeal to OMB likely Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

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A group of students at the Mindware Academy have come a long way in a year. – Page 15

Barbara Brockmann, right, and Michael O’Keeffe march during a protest outside the Rideau branch library on March 26. Residents from Sandy Hill and Lowertown held the protest to object to the city’s plans to update the Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan. To read the full story, see page 11.

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News - City council shocked Sandy Hill residents by rejecting a locally-maligned private student residence. Even the local councillor, Mathieu Fleury, had no inkling that Mayor Jim Watson and 12 other members of council would come out against the nine-storey development proposal, which would have taken up most of the block between Friel and Nelson streets on Laurier Avenue East. Chad Rollins, vice-president of Action Sandy Hill, said the community group thought it only had eight councillors, including Fleury, on its side. “I am stunned and ecstatic,” Rollins said. “In all honesty we really didn’t think it would go that way.” Rollins said residents expect a development application is a done deal once it gets the stamp of approval from

city staff and the planning committee. “You like to think what you do have made a difference, that the councillors listened to our points and saw they were valid,” he said. Watson said he wasn’t in favour of the proposal, which would have contained 180 one- and two-bedroom units, because he didn’t think it would be compatible with the streetscape or building heights in the area. Despite requiring both amendments to the zoning and the city’s Official Plan, it proposal would have “fit within the overall fabric” of the area, said John Smit, manager of urban development review. It’s a point Fleury is trying to impress on his council colleagues for months, but he didn’t expect that point to be taken up so forcefully by the mayor and other councillors. See DECISION, page 12

Glebe group wants Canada Post to keep hands off parks Association votes to oppose placement of group mailboxes in green spaces Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

News - The Glebe Community Association has voted to oppose any Canada Post mailboxes in or near any of the green spaces or parks located in the

neighbourhood. The vote was held at the association’s March 25 meeting, following a request made by the association’s parks and environment committee. The association is looking to make both the city and Canada

Post aware that those sites are no place for community mailboxes. “It would be a disservice to the small amount of green space that we have,” said Elizabeth Ballard, chairwoman of the parks committee.

Ballard told the board members that although the committee is unsure whether parks or any outdoor green spaces will be considered for the mailboxes, it wanted to declare the community’s position earlier rather than later during the process. See AD-HOC, page 7

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Developers say they were `blindsided` that changes to zoning rules for converted dwellings will mean backyards must now be provided for smaller apartment buildings. provide amenity space for apartments of fewer than five units. Jim Bray of Claridge Homes said he was “blindsidedâ€? by that part of the report. It also frustrated Murray Chown, a lawyer who said none of his developer clients are in the business of residential conversions, so they didn’t pay attention to the study. “There is a huge element of the industry that didn’t see this coming,â€? he said. “We are introducing performance standards that will compromise projects that are in the works ‌ without any consultation, discussion or warning.â€? The broader implications of the changes also didn’t dawn on some councillors, including Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, who was angry because he said he didn’t receive a notice that the bylaw change could affect his ward. “I thought this was to deal with student housing issues,â€? he said.

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News - Ottawa is one step closer to getting rid of special exemptions for homes converted into multi-unit dwellings, but the city will have do more consultation with developers before council has the final say. Representatives of some major Ottawa builders who came to planning committee on March 25 said there were caught off guard by changes to a policy on converted dwellings that go beyond the scope of large homes being turned into apartments. The new rules add a requirement for backyards for small apartments. The major change is that the city is getting rid of the term “converted dwelling,� which lent special zoning exemptions to projects that helped meet the city’s intensification goals by re-using homes to house more people. The conversions led to a great deal of conflict in downtown neighbourhoods, particularly in Sandy Hill, where there is pressure for rental housing for students. Now, those conversion projects will have to follow the same rules for a brand-new building. “It removes what could have been seen as a loophole previously,� said Lee Ann Snedden, the city’s manager of policy development and urban design. Tim Moerman, the city planner who led the study, said the change follows on the footsteps of similar decisions made in Toronto to “level the playing field.� “Eventually we found that was the best approach – to remove special treatment,� Moerman said. But another change that accompanied the new policy would introduce an obligation for builders to provide backyard amenity space for low-rise apartments with three or more units. In the past, developers didn’t have to

versions. “There are rules today. Those rules were producing things that made people unhappy,� Miguelez said. “We’re not stopping conversions ... We will allow conversions to go ahead once they have achieved the pieces that are needed so they fit in well. “When you’re building a lowrise apartment on a side street, you might want to have that level of integration with what’s around you. It’s as simple as that,� Miguelez said. After much discussion about the consultation and the process of circulating information to councillors and industry stakeholders, the planning committee agreed to delay the date the new rules would be deliberated by city council. That vote won’t happen until April 23 to give more time for city staff to gather comments from developers and councillors who didn’t participate in the process. Milan Stolarik, who lives in City View near Algonquin College, said the conversion changes are great, but they won’t help solve the issue of illegal conversions of single-family homes in low-density zones. He said homes in his area, which has R1 and R2 zoning for single homes, are being converted into apartments to house students.

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News - A garage being planned for the Glebe to handle added parking needs in the wake of the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park is being put on hold for the time being. The garage has been delayed one year, said Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, because the construction schedule has been deemed too ambitious. The $9.5-million structure was approved by city council last year and the grey, four-storey parking garage will replace the existing 60-space city parking lot on that property.

Bank Street shoppers currently have 75 municipal spaces in which to park, with the overow currently ending up on residential streets. A municipal parking garage for the neighbourhood was initially approved when the last city council looked at redeveloping Lansdowne Park. The four-storey facility was aimed to increase available parking for Bank Street shoppers. The plans for the parking garage were originally supported by the councillor as a means to help out the parking-strapped Glebe, particularly with the redevelopment of Lansdowne underway. According to the coun-

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News - The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is proposing to make bell time changes for all Ottawa-area schools starting in September 2015. The moves would affect both the public and Catholic school boards and would involve changes to walking zones for certain schools. As a result, the authority will launch a number of public consultations across the city to present the changes to parents and to hear concerns starting on April 2. According to the general manger for the authority, Vicky Kyriaco, the changes are aimed at making the organization more efďŹ cient. The authority was established in 2007 in response to the Ministry of Education’s reform on transportation, which called on school boards across the province to develop partnerships and combine transportation departments. According to the authority’s bylaws, Kyriaco said, it can make bell

time changes at schools of up to 10 minutes before needing to seek approval with the respective board. Since these changes are greater than 10 minutes, the authority will seek a decision from both school boards in December 2014. The route changes will allow for one bus to take students to three different schools, saving the boards an estimated $3.3 million. These cost-savings, Kyriaco said, are based on what the authority believes is the most efďŹ cient system for buses and could change depending on feedback received at the consultations. According to the public school board, as many as 38,000 to 40,000 students require daily transportation to and from school. The walking distance is currently 800 metres for kindergarten children and 1.6 kilometres for grades 1 to 8. Grades 9 through 12 must walk if a student lives within 3.2 km of their school. Parents are encouraged to view the maps, and depending on the routes,

    



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the city to make certain street intersections more pedestrian-friendly. Currently the proposed bell time changes and new walk zones are available to view at ottawaschoolbus. ca. An online survey is also available on the website for parents to ďŹ ll out. The consultations begin at BrookďŹ eld High School on April 2. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. A full list of where and when the other 27 consultations will take place is available at ottawaschoolbus.ca/ policies/transformation/meetings. Kyriaco said regardless of a particular meeting date, parents can attend any meeting in the city to send in comments. The authority will also post the presentation information online.



 

  

        

 

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Canada Post announced in December it would be doing away with door-to-door mail delivery. According to the organization, the ďŹ ve-year transition to community mailbox delivery initiative is forecasted to save $400 million to $500 million a year. The changes announced Dec. 11 mean the remaining one-third of Canadians that still get mail delivered to their door will have to head to a more central hub to get their mail. Canada Post spokeswoman Anick Losier told the Ottawa East News in January that “some form of consulta-

tion and feedback mechanismâ€? will take place in the coming months, but won’t include any public meetings about what the mail facilities will look like or where they will be located. In addition to its park-speciďŹ c opposition, the Glebe Community Association voted in favour of two other motions concerning community mailboxes. The motions passed will see to the board asking the city to create a policy for community mailbox placement, and to share this policy and work with Canada Post. The association also voted in favour of creating an ad-hoc Canada Post/community mailbox

committee which will work with Glebe residents to create an overall position on community mailbox placement in the neighbourhood. Part of this committee’s next steps, the board members said will be to work with other city associations to form an overall cohesive plan to hand over to the city. In February, Canada Post announced that Kanata residents with the postal codes starting in K2K, K2L, K2M will be the ďŹ rst in the city to make the switch to community mailboxes. In total, 7,900 addresses will make the change beginning in the fall of 2014.

     

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mong the things a city should try to avoid is discouraging business growth. Businesses pay taxes and businesses employ residents, who in turn pay taxes. Along with development fees, taxes are the primary way cities collect money to pay for roads, arenas, transit and the like, so actively discouraging the growth of business in a city is like the shooting of one’s own foot. Last week, a couple of issues that have the potential to affect how business is done in Ottawa came before city council, and in both cases prudent decisions were made. Members of city council voted to reduce the fee paid by restaurant and bar owners to establish sidewalk patios and decided to wait and have further study conducted on the way digital signs are used at businesses across the city. The patio decision, while only affecting the 2014 season, will see the fee paid by businesses wishing to establish a patio that encroaches on city sidewalks reduced by 10 per cent to $1.23 per square metre. In light of what business owners pay in other cities for the same privilege – only as much as $0.57 per square metre in Toronto, for example – it appears reasonable that this could

be done to see how business owners react. The city intends to study the results ahead of the 2015 season and judge the effect. The decision to look further at digital signs, which are displayed inside an exterior window for advertising purposes, is also prudent. The city currently has little in the way of data on how widespread these relatively inexpensive devices are or how they might affect those living nearby, making further study a reasonable course of action. These two issues are good examples of how the city can make life difficult for business, or not, as the case now. In good weather, patios draw restaurant goers to these vital small businesses. Making it easier for owners to leverage the draw of patios keeps them in business, keeps tax dollars flowing to the city and keeps workers employed. While it’s debatable how effective indoor digital signs are for businesses that choose to use them, they’re marginally distracting and spending too much time and effort figuring out how to referee them smacks of wasteful over-management on the part of the city. If digital signs need oversight, why not posters? Why not mannequins? It could easily become a slippery slope ending in a pit of red tape.

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he reconstituted Frank magazine has produced a re-election poster for Jim Watson. Under the headline “Watsonmania,� the satirical rag shows a photograph of a sleepy looking mayor saying: “Let me finish the job ... I still see a couple of people awake in the back!� That would be a common criticism: a boring mayor for a boring city. There is an upside as well, expressed in a number of different ways by a number of different people, but all meaning essentially the same thing: “At least he isn’t Rob Ford.� This is because in politics, boring means no scandals, no gaffes, no feuds with council members, no blowups with the media, no controversy, no embarrassment to the city. Jim Watson has that going for him and it’s no small accomplishment, actually. Many are the politicians who thought they were being cautious and responsible and wound up with a reputation for anything but. Something can always trip you up – a careless word you thought was off-the-record, a rogue staffer, an expense account that wasn’t properly scrutinized, a relative who wasn’t properly scrutinized, an unguarded moment in range of somebody’s iPhone camera. It is not easy to be boring, in other words.

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town Boring can also mean competent, not prone to exaggerations and pratfalls, and Watson fits in there, too. “Ottawa needs stable leadership for the challenges that remain,� he said in announcing his re-election bid. “Stable leadership� is hardly clarion call, but he knows what he is doing. It is an interesting comment on our times that Watson is considered likely to be reelected simply for not being trouble-prone, just for not being Rob Ford. Little is expected of politicians these days. This is not to disparage the mayor’s abilities or his record, only to say that imagination and vision, which used to count for a lot, count for much less. We seem to want capable managers who won’t cost us a lot of extra tax dollars, who won’t get us into trouble.

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Big things are not going to get done under that kind of leadership and many of us seem quite content with that. Because big things sometimes lead to big trouble – as witness, say, Montreal’s Olympic venture in the 1970s. It would be interesting to see a challenge to Watson by a politician with big things on his or her mind. Great cities become great by taking risks, by thinking big. To take one example, Ottawa could have a great waterfront, like many North American cities, if someone thought big and didn’t hide behind the NCC. To take a less thrilling example, Ottawa will need huge expenditures on infrastructure to keep our roads and bridges and water systems from outliving their usefulness. Someone has to push that. We know from experience that it is politically expedient to postpone such expenditures. We know from experience – think of Montreal again – that postponement can lead to tragedy. So it would be good to hear a big idea from Jim Watson, or from one of his competitors, if only to have a more interesting discussion than we usually have around election time. Watson takes some of the credit for Lansdowne Park redevelopment and light rail, which some might call big ideas. But

Lansdowne Park is looking less and less innovative and light rail is just half of a big idea; it doesn’t come close to meeting the city’s urgent transit needs. Creating a proper transit system would be a big idea that would really help make Ottawa a great city. But it would cost money and probably necessitate making rules that make life more complicated and/or expensive for drivers. Other cities have taken on that challenge, but it is politically risky to be sure. There must be dozens of big ideas out there than would make this a better city. It would be nice to hear some of them.

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debate at the University of Ottawa in recent months has put into question the validity of Canada’s Food Guide. Designed to promote healthy eating with prescriptive doses from the various food groups, the colourful rainbow is meant to help us make the right choices when it comes to food. “Does Canada’s Food Guide promote weight gain?” That was the name of the debate and the question put forward by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. His opponent was Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, director-general of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada. Freedhoff, an avid blogger

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse and pundit on the overweight and obesity issues, makes a number of valid arguments against the food guide. He argues that if people eat the portions recommended in the guide, for example, they will gain weight. One of the main problems with the current food guide, argues Freedhoff, is that it’s based on portions, but nobody knows what a portion size looks like anymore. Over time, our plates have become

bigger and our notion of portion size has become skewed as a result. The increased trend of eating in restaurants makes this problem more pronounced. Did you know, for example, that a portion size of meat should be about the size of a deck of cards? A portion of whole grains should be about the size of your fist. Yet how many of us are consuming multiple burgers at a barbecue or chowing down on full

plates of spaghetti? Freedhoff further argues that portion sizes used to determine calories by Health Canada are based on old data and no longer reflect the reality. A slice of bread, for example, is considered to be a portion of grains within the food guide, and to represent 65 calories. Most commercial loaves these days contain nearly double that, says Freedhoff, about 120 calories per slice. He also notes that sugary cereals count as a grain serving, which is wrong on a number of levels. And even as countries like Brazil are feted for novel new national guidelines around healthy eating that encourage consumption of fresh and local produce, Canada is stuck in the past, suggests Freedhoff.

Natural fruit juice, for example, is listed as a valid serving in the fruit and vegetables category of the Canada Food Guide, yet science tells us that fruit juice offers a sugar surge in our bodies comparable to a serving of Coca Cola. And unlike Brazil’s new food policy, which recommends limiting fats, salt and sugar, and reducing the consumption of packaged foods, Canada’s food guide doesn’t account for the condiments, processed goods and junk foods that most of us include in our diets. Some of you may be thinking all this is overblown. Why attack the food guide? The reality, however, is that we have a growing obesity and overweight problem in the Western world, including

Canada. We also have increasingly “busy” lives, which makes slow-cooking, growing our own food and even label reading cumbersome. The food guide is all we’ve got as a high-level, broad-reaching document to guide us in our eating habits. If Freedhoff is right and it’s contributing to overweight and obesity, rather than hindering it, it may be time for a revamp. The contributing factors to overweight and obesity are obviously complex. My personal theory is that the urban, indoor lifestyle and sedentary work many of us do are among the biggest contributing factors. But we’re also a society that eats too much – particularly compared to our physical output – and we are eating too much of the wrong things. Surely, our national food guide should take that into account and, at minimum, give us a more optimum prescription for eating right.

City lowers patio fees for 2014 News - The snow shows no signs of melting, but the city is already looking forward to patio season. Recognizing the socio-economic benefits of sidewalk restaurant patios, the city’s planning committee approved a reduction in the fees charged for patios on March 25. For the 2014 season only, the patio encroachment fee will be $1.23 per square metre per day – a 10 per cent reduction. That temporary decrease will give city staff time to conduct a broader review of sidewalk patio policies and fees. Ottawa’s current patio fees of $1.37 per square metre per day are higher than other cit-

ies. Patio fees in Toronto range between $0.14 to $0.57 per square metre per day. According to a staff report, demand for sidewalk patios in downtown Ottawa is “inelastic” and therefore the demand for new patios isn’t likely to increase if the fees are reduced. Since there were more new patios than expected last year – partially due to a pilot project to add patios on Elgin Street – reducing the patio fees for one year won’t change the $570,000 budget for the program, the report states. The broader review of the sidewalk encroachment bylaw will be reported to planning committee in time for the 2015 patio season. In recent years, the city has expanded patio opportunities

in other ways. Fees were cut in half for Preston Street for two years at the request of the local merchants association in hopes of spurring more restaurants to add more patios to the dining hotbed of Little Italy, however, only one new patio was established during that time. Six Elgin Street establishments were given approval to try out patios on a narrower sidewalk for two years. That pilot project is ongoing for another summer. In 2011, city council reduced the distance patios need to be separated from residential areas. While the old rules required at least 30 metres from homes, the new rules would allow patios to be installed with no minimum distance from residences if there are no objections from neighbours.

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that prompted the complaint – a shwarma restaurant – and found the sign is on a timer that goes off at 10 p.m. “In this instance, it’s like killing a flea with a shotgun,” he said. “We have enough things working against small businesses in Ottawa.” College Coun. Rick Chiarelli, who represents Bells Corners, said it’s important for the city to make a distinction between advertising signs and works of art. Gregoire said the city’s policies are clear when it comes to distinguishing a sign from a work of art – if the sign or mural includes a product or service being advertised, it’s not art.

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News - The city has begun the process of updating the Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan, despite objections from some residents living in the area. The update according to Melanie Knight, the city planner in charge, is an attempt to make the street more cohesive. An open house, the first in what will be a year-long consultation process, was held on March 26 at the Rideau branch of the public library. Currently, the plan created and adopted by city council in 2005 states that height along Rideau Street between King Edward Avenue and Cummings Bridge should be no higher than six storeys. But as Knight points out, there are already many much taller buildings along the corridor, and part of this process will be to find a different compromise. “There needs to be recognition of the existing building heights, look at what’s good, what’s bad, and acknowledge

that those 22-storey buildings already along the street, I don’t think they are going anywhere,” Knight said. There has been renewed interest in development along the street, with applications requesting high-rise buildings ranging 16 to 22 storeys. The update to the CDP will define development for the street looking ahead to the next 20 years. The process has already begun, with the city meeting with some community associations and landowners. The topics to be address – beyond building height – include land uses, building design, and traffic management. Some residents, however, are not happy with the city’s plans. They came out in droves to stand on the steps of the Rideau branch to protest the update. In spite of the cold, protesters shouted “stick to the plan” as they marched back and forth along the sidewalk in front of the library, where the city was hosting the consultations. Residents from both Lowertown and Sandy Hill were there to object to the idea of adding any height along the street. “Everyone in the community is happy with the current CDP,” said Sandy Hill resident Sally Southey. “We feel this is only happening because developers want to put highrises in.” Many called into question

the reason for the update in the first place; pointing out the CDP wasn’t even 10 years old. Southey, the vice-president of Action Sandy Hill, said that for 24 years development has been needed for Rideau Street and this process is only delaying it, adding the current CDP fits the vision residents’ desire for the street. Other protesters who attended said concerns about heritage buildings along the corridor could disappear for the sake of condominiums and other tall buildings. Knight said the city feels the process is needed, as the Uptown Rideau CDP was one of the first the city conducted, and a lot has changed and been learned since, and updating the plan put the CDP in line with other more recent plans. The open house, Knight said, was busy all day, with many residents filling through asking questions, writing down comments and participating with the interactive map. There are planned public sessions, including community association presentations in April and May, and a third phase of public consultations and the draft strategies will take place in June, another public open house will be held from July to October to refine the draft. The CDP will be submitted to planning committee in January 2015.

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News - New infill housing rules got the thumb’s up from citizen’s groups and the planning committee on March 25, but a council vote will be delayed until May after developers complained. The new rules the committee approved in principle would remove minimum parking requirements for low-rise housing in urban core neighbourhoods and make the starting point for new developments under four storeys a streetscape character analysis. But a provision that extended the rules to cover smaller, four-storey apartment buildings raised the ire of some of the city’s larger development interests, which had mainly steered clear of the debate be-

cause they assumed it wouldn’t affect them. A delay in taking the policy to city council will allow more time for consultation with those developers. Much of the outreach to the development industry involved speaking to companies that construct small-scale infill, said the city’s zoning and intensification manager, Alain Miguelez. But representatives from larger firms like Claridge, Domicile and Brigil said they hadn’t gotten involved in the consultations because they didn’t think it would affect the types of projects they construct. “This report deviates significantly from where we started in 2012. It now includes lowrise apartments,� said Ursula Melinz, a lawyer representing a group of developers, includ-

ing Minto. “It has a larger impact than originally thought.� Michael Polowin, another lawyer representing a number of developers, told the planning committee it’s problematic that the new rules will also apply to existing homes if additions visible from the street are added. “This bylaw is going to catch those people even though they haven’t had the right to be heard on this,� Polowin said. In contrast, a few representatives from community associations who attended the day-long meeting applauded the new rules. “The reaction was very much ‘What took you so long?’� said Don Smith of the Westboro Beach Community Association. Both residents and developers agreed the city should do everything it can to widely circulate information about the forthcoming rules to homeowners, builders, real estate

agents, architects and developers. If council signs off on the new rules on May 14, the new policy would go to the Ontario Municipal Board for final approval because the policy changes are part of an OMB order. Developers appealed the first phase of the city’s infill policy in 2012. A second phase of the infill policy that deals with building height and massing and in an expanded area encompassing all land inside the Greenbelt is expected to wrap up later this year. The new rules planners are proposing will fundamentally alter the process of building a new infill home from the start of the project. The proposed rules are aimed at making streetscapes look more cohesive. While infill design used to begin with the parking space – which was required – city planners want the major requirement and starting point

Decision could cost city if appealed at OMB Continued from page 1

“Some of them had made up their mind before, but obviously because of the debate at council, (they) realized the broader impacts, which we were flagging for the past months,� Fleury said. “We would be wise to send a message that this is an important heritage community that is under a lot of stress,� Watson said. Sending that message will cost the city in legal fees. The proponent, Viner Assets, can now appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. But because city planners and the

planning committee endorsed the development, the city will have to hire multiple independent experts to argue against the proposal if it’s appealed. “Inevitably, when you’re giving evidence before a (an Ontario Municipal board) hearing, you have your own staff giving evidence against your political position,� Hume said. “We will have to hire ... people to give professional evidence before the board, because we will have our people giving opposite evidence.� Kathryn Hendrick, a spokeswoman for Robert Viner and Viner Assets, declined

to say whether the company would appeal the decision. “We respect the political process and we are reviewing all of our options,� she wrote in an email. During the debate on March 26, some councillors, including Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, expressed concern about the de facto “expansion� of the University of Ottawa campus into the neighbouring residential community. “We should be assisting where the growth of campuses where necessary, but being clear about where the lines are,� Chernushenko said. R0012621972

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“My concern is this has gone a number of blocks deeper into the neighbourhood.� Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes spoke out vocally against the proposal, saying it isn’t the city’s responsibility to provide housing for students and throw away a neighbourhood’s “heritage ambiance� in the process. “Why aren’t we dispersing those students? We have a fabulous transit system,� she said. River Coun. Maria McRae worried the provision to require 24/7 on-site supervision of the residence wouldn’t be enforceable. The councillors who voted 14-9 against the proposal included: Rick Chiarelli, Eli El-Chantiry, Chernushenko, Mark Taylor, Marianne

to be the streetscape from now on. The new rules can be summed up as “your street gives you your rules,â€? the planning report states. If the changes are approved, landowners and architects would first have to look at the 21 lots surrounding an infill and use those observations to create a starting point for what their new home could look like. Streetscape attributes that must be respected include: • Front-yard setbacks, as well as corner and side yards • Vehicle access (driveway or rear lane) • Parking space type and location on the lot • Location and use of walkways • Front-yard landscaping • Front door orientation • Visual prominence of the front wall An analysis of the street’s character doesn’t include the style of architecture.

Wilkinson, Fleury, Shad Qadri, Peter Clark, Keith Egli, Diane Deans, Holmes, Doug Thompson, McRae and Watson. Councillors who voted in favour included: Rainer Bloess, Stephen Blais, Steve Desroches, Bob Monette, Jan Harder, Katherine Hobbs, Tim Tierney, Allan Hubley and Hume. Scott Moffatt was absent. Hume said the proposal was appropriate because Sandy Hill is a dense neighbourhood and it’s an area that is appropriate for intensification because it’s close to rapid transit and the downtown core. “We expect this kind of development and this kind of density in these places,� he said. Many councillors, including Fleury, were under the impression they had also voted to fast-track funding to update the secondary plan

Observing the 21 neighbouring homes would determine which dominant “character groups� apply to the lot to be developed. Within each character group, there are a number of options for development to permit flexibility, according to the planning report; for instance, there are four character groups describing parking patterns. Brian Cassagrande, a planner from FoTenn who represented a number of developers at the planning committee meeting, said the new rules are too complex and extensive, which will make them difficult to implement and enforce. “It’s difficult for me even as a planner to understand what you’re dealing with here,� he said. Miguelez insisted the analysis is something landowners themselves can do without hiring a professional planner or surveyor to conduct the work. He has given the streetscape character analysis form to 100 people to test out and he said it’s surprising how savvy people are, especially when given the tools of the city’s GeoOttawa mapping system.

and community design plan for Sandy Hill. Later in the day it was revealed that didn’t happen, since the funding was technically tied to approving the Viner proposal. Fleury said he was happy with the main result – the rejection of the student residence – but disappointed the secondary plan update wasn’t approved, but he emphasized the plan is still next in line to be update when funding becomes available. The councillor added that after speaking to his council colleagues, he doesn’t think he would have had enough support for his motion to fasttrack funding for the secondary plan review because there was a perception that rejecting the Viner proposal already represents an investment in Sandy Hill due to the cost of the OMB appeal. With files from Michelle Nash

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Community - Before residents start picking up garbage this spring in Old Ottawa South, one group would like the neighbourhood children to pick up their crayons. A community colouring contest is being organized by the neighbourhood’s spring cleanup group, the same one that each year for the past 17 years has organized the event. This year, organizer Georgina Hunter wants to help inspire Old Ottawa South children and teens to get involved. “This is an activity that I think is worth making time for,” Hunter said. “I think it teaches really valuable lessons and hopefully it will encourage their kids to participate in the cleanup and raise the awareness on the street.” The contest offers two age categories for young artists in the neighbourhood: ages six

to 12 and ages 13 to 18. The rules are simple: just take a letter-sized sheet of white paper and draw a part of Old Ottawa South in the spring, showing people picking up garbage. The deadline to submit a drawing to Hunter at gginahunter@gmail.com is April 7. Two winners will be selected from each of the age categories and the drawings will be used to advertise the May 10 spring cleanup event. Typically, the cleanup would focus on Windsor and Brighton parks, but this year it will go beyond the parks, adding street cleaning to the plans. Bank Street between the bridges, Sunnyside Avenue and Bronson Place will all be getting the attention of the cleanup crews. The meet-up remains at Windsor Park, where Timbits, coffee and supplies will be handed out.

Hunter will be recruiting high school students to volunteer, as well as university students to lead clean up groups. “What I have found with the many businesses along Bank Street and shops with takeout – people are eating and walking and leaving behind the fast food containers,” Hunter said. “I would like to see many small teams, around four to six people attacking the block, so it’s not onerous.” Hunter added the most important thing about promoting clean streets and attending the event is to enjoy themselves, meet new people and maybe even change the way they deal with garbage while walking, or hanging out in the park for the future. “I am really hoping that parents will take this moment and make it a teachable moment and I hope everyone who participates in the contest come out on the day.”


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News - A year ago, all Jayden Findlay was thinking about was how to deal with his emotions and try to control his verbal diarrhea. Now Findlay said everything has improved – especially what he calls his “filter.” He is focused on academics and his desire to finishing a science fiction novel. The only thing that has stayed the same is his time spent at Mindware Academy and participating in the school’s after-school social group. “I have been able to make and keep friends,” Findlay said. The keeping a friend, according to his teachers, is probably one of his biggest achievements. Findlay agreed. “I am really proud of my accomplishments,” he said. Diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disability, Findlay began attending the private school in the city’s west end because going to public school had become more about dealing with bullies and unsympathetic teaching staff. The school offers children with learning disabilities a different approach to education. The daytime and after-school social group helps boys like Findlay work on social in-

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Jayden Findlay, centre, joins Mindware Academy social skill teachers Caroline George and Susan Mancini to talk about the accomplishments he has made in the past year. teractions and feelings. Last year, Ottawa East News spoke with Findlay and his fellow social group members, Josh Wells, Callum Nightingale, Nikita Sautch-

enko, Nick Fejes, Christian Devey and Cameron Nielson about a letter they wrote, expressing their feelings and asking people to be open-minded and try to understand what it is like

to live with a disability, like autism and Asperger’s syndrome. To celebrate Autism Awareness Day on April 3, the boys wanted to recap all that has happened in the past year. “Our school received many calls about the letter, many people who said they were touched by the boys’ words,” said their teacher, Susan Mancini. Beyond outside recognition of the letter, having the boys express their feelings was all part of the groups steps to becoming more successful in dealing with social situations, reading people and understanding what is right and wrong. Last year, Callum Nightingale said he always felt stressed out and cried often. One year later, Nightingale has not only improved dealing with his social skills, nerves and stresses, he has also taken on a leadership role at the school. The 14-year-old has been helping younger boys and girls at the school, teaching them social skills and giving them tips and pointers he has learned -- something Mancini said shows how much he has improved. For many of the boys, this will be the last year they attend school at Mindware, as they are off to high school next year. Each has their own apprehensions about going back to a public school, but were confident in the fact they

have learned the skills to prosper. For Nightingale, he said if he gets anxious, he will be able to handle it. For Fejes, he said he has learned it is OK to walk away and ignore bullying. Fejes joked life would be easier if everyone had Asperger’s like him, but then he wouldn’t be special. “The fact that I will be in a school that will be more than one class full of students is frightening, but I am going to use my coping skills to make it through,” he said. Every single one of the boys said they have cherished the time they have spent in the social group and at the school. The school will host an information session about its social skills classes on April 24. Event organizer Caroline George, a social skills and after-school teacher at the school, said the classes aim to work on exactly what the students want to work on. Role-playing, social story-telling and team building are all part of the process she added, saying every day is never quite the same, but builds off of the last day. “You learn to really talk, to really relate to people,” Findlay said. “I strongly recommend it.” To read Ottawa East News’ original article, Asperger’s, autism kids speak out, visit OttawaCommunityNews. com.

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Breastfeeding: Supporting Moms, Supporting Babies The Ottawa Breastfeeding Buddies program pairs new mothers with volunteers who have breastfed their children for six months or longer. The program boasts 58 volunteer buddies who speak 17 languages and were paired up with close to 120 moms in 2013. From modest beginnings of ďŹ ve volunteers in 2005, to 58 today is due in large part to a simple premise: mothers want to give back.

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News - Amit Sheer might be the kid who goes on to cure cancer. The Grade 10 student at Colonel By Secondary School recently created a project with small particles targeting cancer cells, which was accepted into the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He’ll take his research to Los Angeles from May 11 to 16 to compete against high school students from over 70 countries. Of the 1,600 students competing for prize money in California, 12 are Canadian. His project’s name is a mouthful, titled Personalized Medicine: A Novel Quantum Dot Bioconjugate

Targeted Cancer Therapy. In the project, he used tiny particles, called nanoparticles, to attach to a specific, targeted DNA strand. They attach through a chemical reaction to the target. Nanoparticle research can be useful in creating drugs to treat cancer that are less harmful to the surrounding tissue because the healthy DNA strands aren’t damaged or exposed to harsh treatments. While the Barrhaven student attends Colonel By for the prep years of the international baccalaureate program offered there, he had to look further to complete his science fair research. He was able to gain access to the science labs and equipment at Car-

leton University. Amit’s work has been confined to the lab, and didn’t feature trials, which would need significant approval. He said most new advances in the medical sciences take about a decade from theoretical research, through trials, to actually being applied on humans. He said he was shocked when he found out he was being sent to California as part of the Canadian delegation. “I actually think the person on the other end of the phone was surprised with my (excited) reaction,” he said. Amit will enter his project into several other science fairs this year,

but getting accepted to the Intel International fair was catching the big fish. He’s entered into a medical sciences category, a field he wants to study after high school. “I think it’s really cool to do research on something that matters to the world,” he said. “I think nanotechnology is the next big thing.” And while getting a sponsored trip to California is icing on the cake, it’s not the driving factor behind Amit’s studies. He said he plans to study medical sciences, or potentially apply to medical school, in the future. “You can’t do anything if you’re not passionate about it,” he said.

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Lady Gaga, Killers, Journey, headlining Bluesfest for 2014 Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

Arts - Bluesfest organizers announced the lineup for the festival’s 20th anniversary year on March 26. The headlining acts for the July 3 to 13 festival include Lady Gaga, the Killers, Blake Shelton, Queens of the Stone Age, Lady Antebellum and Journey. The lineup in not finished, and a headline act for the closing night on July 13 still needs to be announced, said Bluesfest director Mark Monahan. “Relatively speaking, we’re further along than we usually are,” he said, adding that Shelton’s performance was only confirmed the day before the lineup announcement. The list, in Bluesfest fashion, is also heavy on lesser known acts, and spreads the headliners out over the festival. “There seems to be a crowd now for most acts, not just the closing acts,” he said. “You’re likely going to see a great band that you’ve probably

never heard of. That’s the way we approach the artistic programming.” This year 16 youth, ages 16 to 21, met on a weekly basis leading up to the festival, and gave input on different acts that they’d like to see. Isaac Sider-Echenberg, 17, said they gave input on some of the indie bands, and popular artists that high school students are keen to see live. Many of the bands they weighed in on are opening for headline acts, or playing on smaller stages at the festival. “We provided input on sometimes more of those niche artists,” he said. The performer all the advisory members at the press conference were excited about was Yung Lean, a Swedish rapper. Monahan had never heard of Yung Lean before the group pushed for him to come, said Ere’n Coyne, the group’s coordinator. “I don’t think anyone’s ever asked him to play a festival before,” Sider-Echenberg. “But he’s big with the high

school and university-aged crowed.” Bluesfest will open up with Blake Shelton on July 3, alongside RL Grime, Tegan and Sara, Adventure Club, Gary Clark Jr. and Danny Brown. The Killers will play on July 9, and Lady Gaga will take the stage on July 5. FAN REACTION

Courtney Constable is arguably one of Lady Gaga’s biggest fans, and wrote her university masters degree thesis at Carleton University on the artist. The Centretown resident has also worked at Bluesfest the last several summers, and frequently attends the performances at Lebreton Flats. “I’ve never been so happily overwhelmed in my entire life,” she said about hearing the news Lady Gaga would be a Bluesfest performer. Constable co-runs a Lady Gaga YouTube channel, has driven across North American to see her perform and has met the singer several times. “We’ve been literally screaming about it all morning,” Constable said. “And I’m actually late for work because I was too excited to get my act together.”

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News - When Notre Dame High School students Erica Tan and Filsan Nur started a project to make a mobile app, they had no idea how to code software. But two semesters later, the 16-year-old girls were making slices of cheese and tomatoes, leaves of lettuce and buns and patties fly across the screen of a BlackBerry Playbook tablet in their game, Burger Party. Behind the images of fastfood snacks that make up their burger-building game are complex lines of code the girls learned how to write thanks to resources and mentoring through the TechU.me program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were coming in in Grade 10 with no idea how to code or anything like that, so

this was all trial and error for us,â&#x20AC;? Filsan said. TechU.me, which kicked off in 2012 with almost $1 million in funding from FedDev Ontario, the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development branch for southern Ontario. It brings together tech companies that provide software and mentors to students enrolled in computer and communications technology courses at local high schools. Filsan and Erica are two of the 13,000 students whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been exposed to the basics of computer programming through their school curriculum since the program began. TechU.meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentoring program has expanded from four to 55 schools in those two years, assisting 2,000 students. In the schools itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been offered, enrollment in computer science and communications technology courses has gone up 35 per cent. That shows the program is increasing awareness about the importance of tech skills and the job opportunities available to young people, said Steve

Evraire, TechU.meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director. In the future, TechU.me wants to partner with Labour Market Ottawa to get more information about tech careers into high schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In many cases, students, parents and even sometimes guidance counsellors are unaware of some of the really, really interesting careers that are available,â&#x20AC;? Evraire said. But the fundamental goal isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just to get kids coding, he said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to re-imagine how students acquire key skills theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need for the job market in the digital age. Imparting the skills needed for critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity is just as important, he said. Sometimes TechU.meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resources and mentorship are incorporated into a computer science course and some schools run the program as a lunch-hour club. TechU.me also runs summer technology camps and the App Jam â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a contest for highschool students who enter their creations and win scholarships and $1,000 prizes.


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ing a 42-unit apartment building containing studio apartments exclusively. One parking space is included in the proposal. Ottawa Salus has been in operation since the 1970s, providing supportive housing and services for adults recovering from mental illness. The property identified in the proposal is currently vacant. If approved, these

Long-Term Care. Federal and municipal money has also been part of the mix, along with the proceeds of fundraising. The property in question is located on the west side of Clementine between Rockingham and Belanger avenues. The site is bordered by two-storey apartments and three-storey townhomes. Comments on the proposal can be sent to the city until April 14. A decision on the application is expected from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Planning and Growth Management Department on May 13.

would be the first new units created by Ottawa Salus since 2006, and would represent a significant increase to its housing stock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roughly a 20 per cent increase,â&#x20AC;? said Lisa Ker, executive director of Ottawa Salus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We currently manage 172 units within Ottawa.â&#x20AC;? The organization has partnerships with Ottawa Community Housing and Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation. Funding for Ottawa Salus comes from a variety of sources, with the majority coming from the Ontario Ministry of Health and

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Honouring a francophone champion Mayor Jim Watson and Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais present a commemorative street sign to the family of Pierre Esdras Terrien, one of the founders of the French-language newspaper LeDroit, and a lifelong advocate for French-language and francophone cultural rights, during the March 26 city council meeting. A street in the new Cardinal Creek Village community east of Trim has been named Avenue Esdras-Terrien / Esdras-Terrien Avenue in his honour.

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Community - Ottawa is preparing for the 69th edition of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest music festival this April. The history of the Kiwanis Music Festival stems back to 1945, where it started as a three-day competition for young classical musicians. Now, the festival has grown to span ďŹ ve weeks, with various performances taking place throughout the city. The competition includes classical instrument categories as well as band, choir and musical theatre competitions. This year, the festival has received more than 3,000 entries with thousands of young musicians from the Ottawa area and beyond participating, said Kim Chadsey, the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Montreal doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a festival like this, so (Montreal musicians) will compete in ours,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get kids from as far away as Pembroke, Hawkesbury, Brockville and Cornwall, but most are from the Ottawa and Gatineau area.â&#x20AC;? In the last few years, the

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CAMERON David Michael Peacefully with his family by his side at The Ottawa Hospital General Campus on Monday, March 24, 2014 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Cheryl Cameron (nee Langdon). Loving father to Kevin (Traci) and Donna (Mike). Dear “Baha” to Darius and Taylor. Cherished brother-in-law of Melba. Also survived by his cousin Sue (the late Ralph) and Uncles Ralph and George. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of David’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 Smiths Falls on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12 noon until 4 PM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Clinic would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Notice of Public Open House Albert Street Renewal: City Centre Avenue to Empress Avenue Tuesday, April 8 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dalhousie Community Centre Third Floor, Room 31 The City invites residents to a Public Open House to receive detailed information about the Albert Street Renewal Project. This work will begin by the end of April and will include the installation of new watermains, upgrade and rehabilitation of sewer infrastructure and the reconstruction of Albert Street between City Centre Avenue and Empress Avenue. It will also include temporary widening of Albert Street to facilitate the West Transitway Detour for the construction of Confederation Line, as well as the installation of a portion of the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel. For further information or to provide comments, please contact: Damon Berlin Community Liaison Rail Implementation Office City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 12764 Fax: 613-580-9688 E-mail: damon.berlin@ottawa.ca R0012624202-0403

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In February 2013, the City of Ottawa completed a ‘Schedule C’ Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop a preferred solution and functional design for additional storage of combined sewage in the ultimate combined sewer area of Ottawa. In 2013, Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) Environmental Study Report (ESR) was completed. The preferred design of the CSST consists of an east-west tunnel (EWT) through the downtown core from LeBreton Flats to New Edinburgh Park and a north-south tunnel (NST) along Kent Street from Catherine Street to the existing outfall north of Wellington Street. The 2013 ESR concluded that the preferred design for the NST would include a construction staging area in St. Laurent Square. After consultation took place during preliminary design of the CSST in 2014, it was determined that the CSST could be extended south to Chamberlain Street for an alternative construction staging area for the NST. The resulting change in the preferred construction staging area requires additional property. An addendum is required to evaluate the potential environmental implications. ADAM KVETON/METROLAND

A Dow Honda sign sits on the boulevard along Merivale Road where the dealership is proposing to relocate.

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By this Notice, the Addendum is being placed on the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2000, as amended 2007 and 2011). Please note that only the changes proposed in the Addendum are open for review. A copy of the Addendum report, and the 2013 ESR, will be available for viewing at the following locations: http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/sewers-and-wastewater/combined-sewer-overflows City of Ottawa, Client Service Centre: 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa Public Library, Hazeldean: 50 Castlefrank Road Ottawa Public Library, Ruth E. Dickinson: 100 Malvern Drive Ottawa Public Library, Main: 120 Metcalfe Street Ottawa Public Library, Orléans: 1705 Orléans Boulevard The 30-day public review period begins April 3, 2014. Written comments* may be submitted until May 5, 2014 to: Randy Dempsey, Project Manager Infrastructure Services Dept. 100 Constellation Cres. Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 14102 Fax: 613-560-6064 E-mail: Randy.Dempsey@ottawa.ca If concerns arise during the prescribed review period that cannot be resolved through discussions with the City of Ottawa, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). This request must be received by the Minister, at the address listed below, prior to May 5, 2014. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa at the address listed above. If no request is received on or before the end of the review period, the City will proceed with detailed design and construction as presented in the Addendum. Minister of the Environment 77 Wellesley Street West 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 This Notice issued April 3, 2014. *Information will be collected in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. R0012624212-0403

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News - After decades at its current location, Dow Honda is preparing for the move south in the hopes of installing its dealership in Nepean late this year. The move would make way for Richcraft Homes to build the tallest building in Ottawa on the current Dow Honda site at 845 Carling Ave., near Dow’s Lake. A proposal for the dealership dated March 4 confirms the sign that has been hanging on the corner of Merivale and Colonnade roads: the dealership is planning a move to 15 Colonnade. The new site would represent more than a doubling of space for the dealership over its Carling location, which has been eaten away by the widening of Carling Avenue. Media reports cite poor customer access as a major reason for the move. The 1.8 hectare Colonnade site would provide road frontage on both Colonnade and Merivale, as the proposal outlines the intention for a 4,445 square metre dealership on its southwest corner. The dealership would include a showroom, 16 service bays, an office, storage and waiting areas. One-hundred and seven parking spaces are also proposed to the northeast of the main building. The proposed dealership would also require roadway modifications, with access from Colonnade

and a right-out only egress onto Merivale. The Dow Honda website indicates a plan to move to the new site in late 2014. The move has been in the works for several years, with Richcraft buying the dealership’s Carling property in the summer of 2012. The developer’s plans for the location would set a new precedent for tall buildings in Ottawa. Three mixed-use buildings are planned for the site: two 48-storey residential buildings and one 18storey building adjacent to the Carling O-Train station. The future development would contain 1,123 residential units and about 80,000 square metres of space for retail, amenity and residential uses. Six levels of underground parking are listed in the application. Main vehicle access would be from Sydney Street, with secondary access from Adeline and Carling. Since Richcraft’s application, community members in the Little Italy area near the Carling location have expressed concern over preserving the community’s low-rise buildings. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs has pushed for “neighbourhood lines” that would protect low-rise neighbourhoods while allowing taller building development outside of the boundary. With files from Steph Willems and Laura Mueller


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than she was at night this time of year. And again, my much wiser and older sister Audrey said it was because her days were filled with washing and ironing, baking, and keeping the old log house in tip-top shape. It was the evenings, when only the coal-oil lamp in the middle of the table lit the kitchen, and the wind howled outside, and the branches of the bare tree close to the house scraped against the windows, that Mother fidgeted at one end of the table, often staring off into space. She took to looking up to one corner of the kitchen ceiling, as if she were searching for something. Then she would give her head a shake, and bend down to her diaries in front of her. If Father was aware of the change in Mother, he said nothing. He still dozed in the

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Homan rink scores silver at worlds Curlers improve on 2013 bronze medal Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

Sports - There was a silver lining for the Rachel Homan rink’s world championship competition finish. The rink, composed of Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle, won the silver medal at the Ford Women’s World Curling Championship, held in St. John, N.B. from March 15 to 23. They lost to the Swiss team 9-5 in the final match up, after beating Switzerland earlier in the tournament. “The disappointing part was not bringing back gold for Canada, obviously,” said Homan in a press release. “But I’m really proud of the run we had all week. Just disappointed that we didn’t finish off that last game.” Despite the loss, the team still took home a silver medal, and Kreviazuk was awarded the France Brodie Award for fair play and sportsmanship, an award voted on by the players at the tournament. Last year at the world championship, held in Latvia, the team won a bronze medal. “I had an amazing time,” said Kre-

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News - Rick Mercer visited Algonquin College for a day to celebrate students raising $10,000 to win the Spread the Net challenge for a second straight year. The challenge pits schools against one another to raise funds for and provide African families with insect-proof beds to combat malaria. Mercer, one of the charitable organization’s founders, treats the school that raises the most money

to a visit, and films segments of his CBC show The Mercer Report on campus. “There is no school in the country that has as much school spirit as Algonquin,” said Mercer to a packed house at the student commons building. This year the event was entirely student-led as opposed to last year’s faculty-led team headed by Lisa Roots, professor in the police foundations program. “It was definitely a little different this year not being faculty-run,” said

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Grilled chicken with Greek twist is fast and tasty Lifestyle - Fresh, fast and Greek inspired, this chicken dish is perfect for a family or casual night dinner. To soak up all the delicious juices, serve with grilled crusty bread brushed lightly with olive oil. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Standing time: 30 minutes. Grilling time: 12 to 16 minutes. Serves four. INGREDIENTS

• 45 ml (3 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil • 10 ml (2 tsp) fresh lemon juice • 5 ml (1 tsp) red wine vinegar * 2 ml (1/2 tsp) each dried oregano and dried Italian herb seasoning • 1 ml (1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper • 1 clove garlic, crushed with a garlic press • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 500 g/1 lb) • 500 ml (2 cups) tomatoes, cut in chunks • 1 piece (12 cm/5 inches) cucumber, cut into chunks • 1 sweet yellow or orange pepper,

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To the remaining dressing, add the tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, onion and olives. Toss everything together and set aside. Place the chicken on a greased grill over medium heat (180 C/350 F). Grill the chicken, covered, for six to eight minutes per side or until it’s no longer pink inside and a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 74 C (165 F). Divide the chicken and salad among the serving plates and sprinkle with cheese.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: ottawaeast@metroland.com

April 5

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Are you Mensa material? Mensa is a high IQ society that welcomes people from every walk of life with intelligence quotients in the top two per cent of the population. Ottawa/Gatineau Mensans get together regularly for a range of activities including, but not limited to, dinners, theatre nights, book club, games night, TGIF, or any excuse we come up with, to get together for some fun and laughter with like-minded people. Come take the test on April 5 in Ottawa and see just how smart you are. You may just surprise yourself. For more information, please check out the Mensa Canada website or send an email to Nicole Belec at nicole. belec@mensacanada.org.

Central Christian Women’s Club invites you to their special feature, “Fashion Show” by Cazza Petites & Zacks from Carlingwood Shopping Centre. Music will be provided by Alice Kelly, while speaker Colleen Mackenzie shares her story of “Choices and Circumstances” Cost $8 or $2 for first timers. Refreshments will be provided. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church, located at 1475 Merivale Rd. Please RSVP by calling 613692-6290.

Friends of the Farm need new volunteer gardeners for the ornamental gardens, arboretum and Merivale shelterbelt, for weekday mornings Monday through Friday. Great opportunities exist for those who enjoy fresh air, exercise and having fun with others. Meet team leaders at a volunteer recruitment orientation on April 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at building 72 at the arboretum, east of the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. Call 613230-3276 or visit friendsofthefarm.ca/volunteer.htm for more information.

April 7 Men: do you sing? Have you sung in a choir? The Capital City Chorus, an a cappella group, invites you to our guest night on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre for a night of fellowship, extraordinary singing, and some refreshments. Visit capitalcilychorus.org for more information.

April 14 Friendship Force of Ottawa invites you to a free talk by Peggy Taillon at Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd., on April 14 as part of its general meeting. Social starts at 7 p.m. with formal meeting to start at 7:30 p.m. Taillon will talk about the culture in Kenya as learned from her experience in adopting her son there in 2008 and her subsequent work with over 300 orphans in Kisuma, Kenya.

April 26 Parkdale United Church’s spring rummage sale will take place at 429 Parkdale Ave. at Gladstone on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please call the church at 613-7288656, parkdaleunitedchurch. ca.

April 27 Twenty-first century parents will learn how Ottawa author Natalia McPhedran’s never-before-shared coaching secrets can improve communication with their children and keep them safe on the Internet. Create your own plan, complete with realistic rules that work, to ensure

your children use technology responsibly. Group discussions will open the door to new perspectives and reassurance with something to gain for everyone. Best suited for parents and caregivers with children 12 and under. Natalia’s new book Life With Kids will be available for $10. The event takes place on Sunday, April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre, 738-A Bank St. at Second Avenue. Pre-registration required, and tickets are $35 in advance or $40 after April 1. For information, contact 613-229-8955, email natalia@nataliacoachingyou. ca or visit nataliacoachingyou.ca.

Mondays in April The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 462 will be hosting dinner and dance events every Sunday for the month of April at the legion hall located at 294 Cyr Ave. in Vanier. The weekly events run from 4 to 8 p.m. The weekly entertainment will be provided by Hallman & Hoffman (April 6), Nostalgia (April 13), Debby McCann (April 20), and Lauren Hall (April 27. For information, call 613-741-9539.

Ongoing Ovarian Cancer Canada offers a free presentation, Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power, about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the disease. To organize one for your business, community group or association, please contact Lyne Shackleton at 613-488-3993 or ottawakip@gmail.com. The Westboro Nursery School will be staying at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre for the 2013-2014 year and registration is in full swing. To avoid disappointment, download and fill out

your registration forms today. Our play-based curriculum is led by early childhood education-registered teachers and includes introduction to French, sign language, school readiness, music, daily outdoor play and more. Visit westboronurseryschool. ca or email wns@westboronurseryschool.ca for details. The Ottawa Newcomers Club is designed to help women new to Ottawa or in a new life situation acclimatize by enjoying the company of other women with similar interests. We have morning, afternoon and evening events such as skiing, Scrabble, bridge, fun lunches, book clubs, Gallery tours, dinner club, and crafts. For more information visit our website at www.ottawanewcomersclub. ca or call 613-860-0548. The Active Living Club invites active seniors and adults 50+ to join us in the outdoor activities of hiking, cycling, canoeing, crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. All outings start at 10 a.m. from different locations in Ottawa/Gatineau, and range from 1.5 to 3 hours. The City of Ottawa offers these safe, healthy and fun filled outings, guided by first aid qualified leaders and tailored to different levels. Call City Wide Sports at 613-580-2854 or email cwspsm@ottawa.ca.

Mondays Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-590-0260 or visit bytownbeat.com.

Confident, charismatic leaders were not born that way. In Toastmasters you will gain the practice to become the leader and speaker you want to be. Carlingwood Toastmasters meets Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, located at 2120 Prince Albert Ave. For more information, visit carlingwoodtoastmasters.org. Practice and improve your Spanish speaking skills at the intermediate and advanced levels. We are Los Amigos Toastmasters and we meet at the Civic Hospital, Main Building, Main Floor, Room 3 at the back left of the Cafeteria Tulip Café on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call Carole at 613-761-6537 or e-mail lucani@sympatico. ca for more information. You can also visit us online at amigos-tm.ca.

755 Merivale Rd. Pole walk, run, stroll, stair climb -- get out and make new friends, all at no cost. The sessions incorporate information and education, including workshops and speakers, on all aspects of health and wellness. The sessions take place inside of the school and the registration desk is beside the main office. Follow the signs from the lobby to the office. For more information, phone Barbara at 613-2253732.

Tuesdays & Fridays Tai Chi at Roy Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Cres. on Tuesdays, except first Tuesday of each month, for beginner/intermediate levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Fridays for intermediate/advanced levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Contact Lorne at 613-824-6864 for details.

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We need you! If you like to sing, please join our seniors choir. We meet every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Churchill Recreation Centre, located at the corner of Churchill and Richmond roads. Open to both ladies and gentlemen. If you are interested, please call Vera Clourier at 613-228-3428.

632 Phoenix Royal Air Cadet Squadron meets every Wednesday evening 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph school, 6664 Carriere St. Open to youth age 12 to 18. No registration fee to join, however fundraising is required. Visit 632aircadets. com for more information.

The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands and Hogs Back. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie. Drop in and check it out. For info call Shirley at 613-225-8089.

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VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED IN ORLEANS AND EAST END OF OTTAWA for the

Canadian Museum of History Fertile Future’s Capital Evening of Hope With Carol Anne Meehan—CTV

Join us at this inaugural event to celebrate our Canadian Culture from shore to shore. A prestigious cocktail party where you will experience an evening of Canadian wine and spirits, entertainment, fine cuisine and auction items from across the country.

which offers a day of diversion and support for people living with a life-threatening illness.

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April 24th, 2014 at 7 PM

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Tickets: $150 www.fertilefuture.ca

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