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Bridging the gap Rideau Canal pedestrian crossing funding announced for Fifth and Clegg avenues Michelle Nash Baker michelle.nash@metroland.com

Bakers and avid fundraisers in the Glebe, Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa South can breathe easy – there is no longer a need to privately fund a pedestrian bridge connecting the communities. On Aug. 23, Ottawa Centre MP Catherine

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Protest marks one month since Abdi’s death Protesters demand justice for Abdirahman Abdi at rally at police headquarters Melissa Murray mmurray@metroland.com

A rally outside police headquarters, marking one-month since the death of Abdirahman Abdi who died following a confrontation with police, began with chants of “fight for freedom” and “black lives matter.” “One of us could be next,” said Mikayla Vattiata,

a member of the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition to a crowd of about 200 people. Some of those in attendance were holding signs demanding "Justice for Abdirahman Abdi", others with signs alleging the Ottawa Hospital was negligent in its handling of Abdi upon arrival at the hospital and another saying “murder covered up here.”

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Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man, died after a confrontation with police outside his home on 55 Hilda St. in Hintonburg on July 24. Police were called to a nearby coffee shop following reports of “assaultive” behaviour. The provincial Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances surrounding Abdi’s death.

Coalition member Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi said the rally was a way of remembering Abdi. “We’re celebrating the life of someone they have taken from us and are actively trying to erase,” she said of Abdi’s death. “No matter how much they spin the story, no one deserves to be treated this way.” She outlined the demands the group is making which include: • Charges laid against the two officers at the centre of the SIU’s investigation • Public release of the full SIU report • Collection and release of all race-based data by the SIU • Ontario’s attorney general to enact recommendations of the Iacobucci Report on Police Encounters with People in Crisis across the province • Ontario’s attorney general to undertake a similar expanded investigation into police encounters with people living with disabilities, including autism and other cognitive disabilities • Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to investigate the extent to which paramedics and the Ottawa Hospital allegedly colluded with police to withhold information about Abdi’s death • Physicians who allegedly authorized the withholding of information about Abdi be stripped of their medical licence • The Ottawa Hospital end any practices in which there is collaboration with police or the Special Investigations Unit to withhold information from the families/ next of kin and the public • Counselling and support

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A protester lifts his sign asking for Justice for Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old man who died following a confrontation with police on July 24, during a rally outside police headquarters on Elgin Street. services for family and members of the community that witnessed Abdi’s death Vanessa Doriman, also a member of the coalition, said she refuses to let Abdi’s name be forgotten. “We are outraged and ready to resist. His name is not forgotten today, not ever. We demand justice now.” The SIU released a statement on the protests, which were held in communities across Canada, including Toronto, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver and Hamilton. The Toronto protest was held outside SIU headquarters in Missis-

sauga. In the statement, the SIU says it respects the right of Canadians to “protest and express their opinions in a peaceful manner.” The statement also acknowledges that the Black Lives Matter organization has made several demands related to the civilian oversight body and outlines how the body is governed. It notes the Ontario government has appointed an Ontario Court of Appeal judge to lead an independent review of the SIU and two other agencies that oversee police conduct in the province.

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Ottawa-Vanier constituents could go to the polls as early as Oct. 10 to vote for a new federal MP. The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, received notice that the federal Ottawa-Vanier seat was vacant on Aug. 23. According to Elections Canada, at least 11 days and no more than 180 days must pass after the notice before a byelection is called and the election must be held on a

Monday. Ottawa-Vanier’s long-time serving MP Mauril Belanger died on Aug. 16 after nearly a 10 month battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Belanger has held the Ottawa-Vanier seat since he won a byelection in 1995. He was easily re-elected in 2015, with more than 57 per cent of the vote. Upon re-election, he submitted his name for the position of Speaker of the House of Commons, but on Nov. 30 Belanger withdrew his candidacy after he received the ALS diagnosis.

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Mauril Belanger dances with Madeleine Meilleur at the Beacon Height Retirement Residence event on Feb. 5. Belanger continued to work, even as the disease progressed rapidly. “As a Member of Parliament, I intend to raise awareness by sharing this journey

with my colleagues and the public so that more Canadians will learn and fight to continue research for a cure to ALS. It is in this spirit that we will continue to take each day as it

comes,” Belanger wrote to his constituents in the spring. Since the date of the election must be at least 36 days after the issue of the writ, the earliest that the byelection in Ottawa–Vanier can be held is on Oct. 10, which is the Thanksgiving holiday. The latest the byelection can be held is February.Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament. As for the provincial seat, vacated by Madeleine Meilleur on June 30, no byelection has yet been called. Ontario Legislative Assembly Act states a seat must be filled within six months, meaning the latest Ottawa-Vanier’s

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Pride in the capital Top left: The Ottawa Carleton District School Board was out in full force, despite the rain for, this year’s Ottawa Capital Pride parade on Aug. 21. Top right: Nicole Li and her coworkers from the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa celebrate Pride on Aug. 21 during the Ottawa Capital Pride parade. Bottom left: Charlie Lowthian-Rickert leads the Pride parade on Aug. 21. Lowthian-Rickert, 10, is the youngest Grand Marshall Ottawa Capital Pride has named in its history. Bottom right: The Ottawa Frontrunners put their best foot forward at this year’s Ottawa Capital Pride parade. PHOTOS BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER/METROLAND

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On the 20th day of his 22 pushups challenge, Daniel Kucherhan had the support of his whole community behind him. It might be because he wisely chose to do his push-ups during a community party – as children, firefighters and a local politician joined in on the day’s task – and Kucherhan said he felt it helped highlight a very real subject matter. “It shows the importance of this issue and that our political leaders are willing to be a part of the awareness campaign,” Kucherhan said. The 22 Push Ups 22 Days challenge is simple – participants do 22 push-ups for 22 days. Each day they share their efforts via a video posted to social media, calling out a new nominee to join in the challenge. Aside from getting physical, each participant is also asked to donate $22 to Wounded Warriors of Canada for the cause.

“Getting more people involved is a great way to raise awareness for those who suffer from PTSD and mental ailments,” Kucherhan said. He said the challenge is very near and dear to him as a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces. “In order to raise awareness for fellow military members, first responders and countless others who suffer from mental illness and/or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) I am doing 22 push-ups for 22 days to bring attention to a very real and important cause.” According to Kucherhan, in the United States alone, on average 22 people a day commit suicide that are suffering in silence as a result of their life and career related experiences, adding there are comparable numbers of people suffering in Canada and around the world. “The idea is to make this cause more public as some are either too proud, too worried or in too much pain to seek help, or do not know where to go to get help,” he said. Kucherhan is not alone in participating in the cause. On Aug. 9 the National Arts Centre orchestra musicians Jessica Linnebach and Yosuke Kawasaki per-

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emotionally and physically, doing push-ups along side me during some of the daily push-ups,” Kucherhan said, He added it was really great to see residents, firefighters as well as both Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson and Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon join him on day 20 in Arcadia Park. McCrimmon joined Kucherhan for the 22 push-up challenge, donating the $22 to the cause. An avid exerciser, she added she intends to do the challenge every day, but will not be recording it. After the event McCrimmon said she finds it’s this type of campaign that reminds everyone there are veterans who need help.

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nights were popular and were always looking for ways to engage with the community,” Chernushenko said. The councillor said his office reached out to Carleton University to partner with him, and it will be providing the screen for the event. “Far too often the word student is mentioned because something has gone wrong, a disruptive neighbour, and so I’m always looking for ways to find positive interactions,” Chernushenko said. This is the first time the

councillor has participated in a movie night and he said the reason is simply because for the most part, he said his ward has very dynamic community associations that host events all the time. But that being said, Chernushenko is excited to host the event, and hopes to make it an annual event. “This is a small investment to have a way to bring everyone together,” he said. In case of rain, the movie will be screened in the River Building (Room RB 2200) at Carleton University. Check capitalward.ca on the day of the event for updates.

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cizing senior staff for treating rank-and-file officers like “dime store security guards.” Since then, Skof has been publicly vocal about several police board decisions, including a plan to fold community officers into a patrol unit. He called for El-Chantiry’s resignation after the police board chair denied morale among officers was low. Last week, Watson said that if any cops are unhappy with their jobs, they should

“Our members have a very difficult job to do out there. It’s been compounded by some of the very public discussion that has been taking place within the media.” POLICE CHIEF CHARLES BORDELEAU

quit. The four city and police leaders took a different approach on Aug. 25. “As we’ve all agreed, something needs to change,”

Skof said. “We’re hopeful to see that in the coming weeks.” – With files from Emma Jackson

Airport Parkway & Lester Road Widening Notice of Study Completion and Filing of the Environmental Study Report

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From left: Ottawa police services board chairman Eli El-Chantiry, Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Police Association President Matt Skof and Police Chief Charles Bordeleau address reporters on Aug. 25.

‘It wasn’t a love-in’: Mayor, police brass vow to keep internal strife internal Lucy Scholey Metro

The mayor and top police brass say they will work together, following a tumultuous few months of publicly aired internal strife. Chief Charles Bordeleau, Ottawa Police Association President Matt Skof, and police services board chair Eli El-Chantiry met with Mayor Jim Watson behind his office’s closed doors on Thursday morning. But despite the heated back-and-forth in recent headlines, they decided to keep details of the private meeting to themselves. “Our members have a very difficult job to do out there. It’s been compounded by some of the very public discussion that has been taking place within the media,” said Bordeleau. “We all agree that these conversations have no Ottawa East News - Thursday,

place in the public forum.” Watson described it as a “very thorough and frank discussion” about issues that can be dealt with internally, at the board level, or provincially. The four plan to meet again in two to three weeks

to talk about progress. “It was respectful, but it wasn’t a love-in,” said Watson, of the meeting. The internal discord came to light last March, when Const. Paul Heffler sent a letter to his colleagues criti-

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City and police agree to keep public in the dark It’s funny how those whose paycheques are paid for by the public hate it when the public gets a glimpse into the inner workers of their operations. How else can residents of Ottawa take the comments that have been coming from the mayor and the police chief when it comes to the internal strife going on within this city’s police force. On Aug. 25, just a day after a protest in front of police headquarters demanding justice in the case of Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali man who died after a confrontation with police in the city, the mayor, police chief, police union head and police board chair gathered in private to clear the air over what appears to be ongoing dissension within police ranks. After that closed door meeting, the mayor emerged to concede the meeting wasn’t a “love-in�, but said they all agreed to work together to solve any issues within the force. But, and this is the key for those in the public, they will do this working together like they held their meeting, behind closed doors and out of public view. “Our members have a very difficult job to do out there. It’s been compounded by some of the very public discussion that has been taking place within the media,� said Ottawa Police Chief Charles

Bordeleau. “We all agree that these conversations have no place in the public forum.� Good to know that they all agree that the city’s police force’s internal issues are nobody’s business but theirs. The internal discord came to light last March, when Const. Paul Heffler sent a letter to his colleagues criticizing senior staff for treating rank-andfile officers like “dime store security guards.� Since then, Ottawa Police Association president Matt Skof has been publicly vocal about several police board decisions, including a plan to fold community officers into a patrol unit. He has even called for the police board’s chair to resign. And that prompted Watson to say that any cops that are unhappy with their jobs should quit. There’s no doubt residents would like to know issues causing internal strife within their police department are addressed. Unfortunately, residents of the city will now have to sit back and wait for the mayor, police chief, police association and police board chair to deem them worthy of knowing what is going on once they have decided what is appropriate to let their bosses — the public — know.

New pedestrian bridge might be good solution

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t first glance, you might be a bit disappointed that some of the big federal transportation money announced for Ottawa last week was for a pedestrian bridge. There was money for trains, buses, design, transit structures, and so on. But how does a pedestrian bridge help ease our congestion woes, you might ask. Well, it makes big sense the more you think about it. The more people walk, the fewer people drive and this bridge — over the Rideau Canal linking Fifth and Clegg avenues — will get more people walking to a venue where traffic is always an issue, Lansdowne Park. The Corktown Footbridge linking the University of Ottawa and Centretown has made life more convenient for residents of both

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town areas. You can tell by how many people are using it, at all hours of the day. We have also seen, in the AdĂ we Crossing over the Rideau River between Sandy Hill and Overbrook, how positive it can be to give people the opportunity to get from one neighbourhood to another without having to get in a car. A pedestrian bridge to Lansdowne could enliven the place, which often seems woefully underpopulated in the days between major sports or entertainment events. Supporters of Lansdowne insist

that parking is not a problem there, that ample on-site parking exists, but the relevant fact is that people think parking is a problem and that keeps some of them away. Many of them will be happy to walk to Lansdowne, if given the opportunity. A new bridge has the additional benefit of bringing people from one neighbourhood into another that they don’t normally walk to. Who knows what can result from that, bringing Glebeites into touch with folks from Ottawa East? Certainly nothing bad. In a more general sense, footbridges turn cities in a more liveable direction. In any city, and certainly in ours, the best neighbourhoods are those where people can get what they need, do what they want to do, on foot or with a bicycle. Although everybody seems to

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understand this, in the abstract, we have somehow been moving in the wrong direction for years, putting up residential developments with no stores nearby, building huge superstores great distances away from the people who use them, allowing small neighbourhood stores to be driven out of business by overpowering competitors, not to mention high rents and increasing property taxes. Those neighbourhood stores have a better chance of surviving if people are nearby and able to get to them easily. Widening the Queensway does nothing for this. The next few years will see major changes in the way people get around, with light rail causing shifts in where people choose to live and how they choose to get from here to there. Or at least that’s the hope. When you consider all those changes, adding one more footbridge is not a dramatic initiative, to be sure. But dramatic steps have not been getting us anywhere. EDITORIAL: MANAGING EDITOR: 5IFSFTB'SJU[  UIFSFTBGSJU[!NFUSPMBOEDPN NEWS EDITOR #SJBO%SZEFO CSJBOESZEFO!NFUSPMBOEDPN

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Maybe small steps are worth a try. Look at how significant the small undertaking of creating downtown bike lanes has been. If cities are to survive and thrive past the age of vehicular strangulation, there have to be more people on foot. So any money devoted to this most ancient form of transportation is money well spent.

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CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RIVERSIDE SOUTH MASTER DRAINAGE PLAN UPDATE RIDEAU RIVER STUDY AREA REVISED NOTICE OF COMPLETION In September 2008, the City of Ottawa completed the Riverside South Community Master Drainage Plan Update (MDPU) and Riverside South Community Infrastructure Servicing Study Update (ISSU) in support of the Riverside South Community Design Plan (CDP). The study was part of a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to review infrastructure servicing alternatives for the Riverside South Community area of Ottawa. The final MDPU identified the preferred stormwater management alternative. In October 2012, the City of Ottawa released revised sewer design guidelines with new criteria for stormwater management and storm sewer design. In addition, changes to the City of Ottawa Official Plan are promoting increased density of development and significant land use changes. An update to the CDP was initiated in 2014 and finalized in 2016 to reflect land use, density, and transportation changes. To supplement the CDP, an update to the MDPU was completed to review the overall drainage plan for the study area that integrates with and enhances the natural environment of the study area. The update was divided into two study areas based on the receiving watercourse; directly to the Rideau River or to Mosquito Creek via proposed stormwater management facilities. This notice pertains to the MDPU Report for areas draining to the Rideau River “Rideau River Study Area” which presents an update to the existing natural environment of the study area as well as recommends a preferred stormwater management strategy for the proposed Riverside South Community. By this Notice, the 2016 MDPU 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, 2011 and 2015). Please note that only the changes proposed in the MDPU are open for review. MICHELLE NASH BAKER/METROLAND

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday, September 13 – 9:30 a.m.

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Copies of the Riverside South Community Master Drainage Plan Update for the Rideau River Study Area are now available for reviewing at the following locations: Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre 101 Centrepoint Drive Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 Tel: 613-580-2400 City Hall Client Service Centre 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2400 Ottawa Public Library – Ruth E. Dickinson Branch 100 Malvern Drive Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5 Tel: 613-580-2796 For further information on this project or to provide written comments, please contact the either of the representatives below: John Sevigny, C.E.T. Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure Approvals Development Review City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 14388 Email: john.sevigny@ottawa.ca

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If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, 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), which addresses individual environment assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below within 30 calendar days of the first publication of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City at the address below. If there is no request received by October 1st, 2016 the project will proceed to detailed design and construction as presented in the planning documentation. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Operations Division Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5 This Notice issued September 1, 2016. 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. River Master Drainage Plan_01092016

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School children will be able to cross safely: Dance Continued from page 1

that it would cut at least 20 minutes off a student’s commute to school.

The city’s share of the funds is $155.9 million for 57 projects. One of those projects approved is for a pedestrian bridge across the Rideau Canal at Fifth Avenue on the Glebe side and Clegg Avenue on the Old Ottawa East side of the canal. The bridge project will receive $10.5 million from the feds – which will be matched by the city and the province. The total cost to build the crossing is pegged at $21 million – which would have meant a lot of cupcakes. Originally the city’s transportation master plan had no plans to build the bridge until 2020-2024. This announcement has sped things up considerably – Mayor Jim Watson said shovels aim to be in the ground by the end of 2017, with the bridge completed by 2019. “I’m glad we didn’t have to resort to cupcakes or bake sales, but it’s an indication as to how passionate people were about the project,” said Capital Coun. David Chernushenko. Chernushenko is referring to the passion of the three communities which would most benefit from the bridge – the Glebe, Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa South. The desire to have a crossing was so strong that when Chernushenko first proposed the idea to fundraise for the bridge as a community during his 2014 municipal election campaign, he wasn’t laughed at during any of the community association’s meetings to attended.

Thanks to the federal funding, the second phase of LRT can soon get underway. Aside from the funding for the Fifth and Clegg bridge, there are 56 other projects approved under this federal-provincial agreement, including funding for the second phase of LRT, which includes the purchase of two sets of trains, 17 new vehicles for Ottawa’s bus fleet, extensive improvements to bus routes and transit corridors, and pedestrian and cycling bridges to connect pathways to light rail stations. “Catherine (McKenna) has been an advocate since the day she got elected,” Watson said of funding for the city's LRT project. McKenna said on a personal level, the pedestrian and cycling bridge was very important to her and she was thrilled she was able to deliver on the commitment. According to the mayor, it’s estimated the funding will create 3,000 jobs for the region.

Confederation Line LRT stations: $1,000,000 • Modern signalling and control system for O-Train Trillium Line: $1,000,000 • Bicycle shelters at Transitway stations for multimodal travel: $75,000 • Enclosed bicycle parking areas at Transitway stations for multimoda travel: $250,000 • Park and ride lot improvements: $1,250,000 • Rural bus stop improvements: $200,000 • Bus shelters: $375,000 • Concrete bus pads: $175,000 • Emergency phone upgrades at Transitway stations: $1,000,000 • Passenger information displays: $1,000,000 • Smartbus infrastructure on board buses: $2,250,000 • Transitway (Busway) Pavement Resurfacing: $1,500,000 • Fare gate entrances at Transitway stations: $875,000 • Cost sharing for improvements of cycling and pedestrian links at MTO overpasses: $1,000,000 • Advanced renewal projects supporting LRT Stage 2: $1,550,000

CITY-WIDE PROJECTS:

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• Acquisition of two sets of trains: $20,000,000 • LRT Stage 2 - Early works and preliminary engineering: $45,000,000 • Aboriginal consultation (transit and active transportation projects): $100,000 • Customer waiting areas at major

• Mann Avenue Transit Structure Replacement: $2,500,000 • Carleton Siding - Spring switch replacement: $1,250,000 • Elevator at Tremblay station: $500,000 • Multi-Use Pathway (Michael St. to St-Laurent): $100,000

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Old Ottawa East resident John Dance (left), Capital Coun. David Chernushenko and Old Ottawa South Community Association past-president Michael Jenkins celebrate the news that a long desired footbridge across the Rideau Canal connecting the two communities to the Glebe will be built. “It showed the desperation,” Chernushenko said of the desire for such a pedestrian bridge. The councillor said he went as far as looking into crowdfunding, where the goal would have been to have the city match any dollars raised money to fund such a project. And the reason he didn’t get laughed out of any community meetings two years ago? According to Old Ottawa East resident and long-time pedestrian bridge advocate John Dance, was because this pedestrian bridge was actually a promise made to Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa South more than 100 years ago. It was in the terms of amalgama-

tion between the village of Ottawa East and the city that called for a bridge at Fifth and Clegg Dance said. “This is huge. It will make a huge difference,” Dance said. “It’s a much needed safe crossing.” SCHOOL SAFETY

Over the years, trying to build the case for the pedestrian and cycling bridge, Dance and the surrounding communities canvased residents and found that nearly 400 students cross either from Old Ottawa East or the Glebe to get to school. “So many students are going to benefit from this,” Dance said, adding

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The funds will help provide a number of services and programs for women and children as well as raise awareness for the cause, Downing added.

All the proceeds from the event go directly towards programming. According to the resource centre, the money will help change locks on abused womens homes, provide safe haven in hotel rooms and provide last month’s rent for

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Sue Brisebois hits the road for the annual Cruise Don’t Bruise event on Aug. 20. The event raises much needed funding to support anti-violence against woman and children programs at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre. officially proclaim Aug. 20 as Cruise Don’t Bruise day in Ottawa.

The councillor went on to thank all the participants for coming out.

“Without the riders it (the event) wouldn’t exist,” Tierney said.

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Registration day comes and goes and the kids are fine

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t’s that time of year again – time to sign the kids up for extracurricular activities! I mapped out a schedule. I marked the opening day of online registration for the City of Ottawa and other clubs. I did a budget. I planned out equipment required. Only then did I ask the kids what they wanted to do. “Nothing in September, mom,” said my 10-year-old. “I’ll be too tired adjusting to school hours and homework.” But, I protested, didn’t he need a physical outlet, a creative outlet or an opportunity to excel in soccer in the

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse off-season? “I can play soccer at the park, mom,” he said. I tried the other son. “I don’t want to do anything, mom,” said my 11-year-old. “I already have football 10 hours a week until

November.” Oh yeah! I had forgotten about that one. Tricky. What about swimming lessons? They wouldn’t want to lose the momentum from last spring and a summer in lakes. Didn’t they want to push

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through to the next level? “No, thanks,” was the unanimous reply. My daughter would love to do ballet, piano, soccer and swimming. But she’s too young to engage in extracurricular. She’ll have a hard enough time adapting to school days without a nap. I put a line through her name. I thought about signing myself up for French language training, adult swimming lessons and yoga. But I realized I have a full slate of client work and barely enough time to get to the gym every day as it is. So there I was, logged into every site imaginable, credit

card in hand and nothing to register. Like any modern mom, my brain started questioning if it’s a good idea to skip a season of extracurricular activities. Will they miss out? Will they fall behind the others? Will they be bored? But then I started thinking about the reality of after school. Tired kids, daily homework, snacks, dinners and lunches. Oh, and football 10 hours a week. It would be nice to have family dinners again after spending five summer nights per week on a field over the supper hour. It would be great for them to have time

Avis dede séances publics Avis séancesaux auxcentres centres d’information d’information publics Évaluation environnementale générale Évaluation environnementale de de portée portée générale Modernisation d'électricité Modernisationdedelalaligne lignede de transport transport d'électricité d'Overbrook d'OverbrookààRiverview Riverview

As Ottawa grows, so does the demand for electricity. To ensure an adequate and reliable supply of power to central Ottawa, Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) is completing a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to upgrade the existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Overbrook Transformer Station on Coventry Road and Balena Park in the Riverview neighbourhood.

À mesure que la ville d'Ottawa prend de l’expansion, ses besoins en électricité augmentent. Pour assurer un approvisionnement suffisant et fiable en électricité au centre d'Ottawa, Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) réalise une évaluation environnementale de portée générale de la modernisation de la ligne de transport d'électricité de 115 kilovolts (kV) entre le poste de transformation Overbrook sur le chemin Coventry et le parc Balena dans le quartier Riverview.

This project is one of the recommended near term actions identified in the Integrated Regional Resource Plan for the Ottawa area, developed by the Independent Electricity System Operator, Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One. This project is subject to the provincial Environmental Assessment Act and is being planned in accordance with the approved Class Environmental Assessment for Minor Transmission Facilities process. Subject to the outcome of the Class EA, construction could begin in spring 2017.

Il s'agit de l'une des mesures recommandées par le Plan régional d’intégration des ressources pour la région d'Ottawa conçu par la Société indépendante d'exploitation du réseau d'électricité, Hydro Ottawa, et Hydro One. Ce projet est sujet à la Loi sur les évaluations environnementales et sa planification est conforme au processus d'évaluation environnementale de portée générale visant les installations de transport d'électricité secondaires. Sous réserve des conclusions de cette évaluation, les travaux pourraient débuter au printemps 2017. L'évaluation environnementale de portée générale nous permet de consulter le public et les groupes intéressés. Vos commentaires sont très importants pour nous.

The Class EA process provides opportunities for public and stakeholder consultation, and your feedback is very important to us.

CENTRES D’INFORMATION PUBLICS

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRES Hydro One invites you to drop into one of our upcoming Public Information Centre to learn more about the project, speak directly with the project team members, and provide your feedback. We look forward to seeing you. Please join us on one of the following dates:

Wednesday September 21, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill Street, Ottawa Thursday September 22, 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm Riverview Alternative School 260 Knox Crescent, Ottawa

to play at the park on warm September afternoons. It would be pleasing to save tuition money for music lessons, swimming fees and other costs for a season. With feelings of uncertainty still lurking, I logged off the online registrations. If my prophetic mom abilities are intact, however, midSeptember will bring a storm of complaints, “Mom, I’m bored. Why do we have to go to a football field three nights a week? Why didn’t you sign me up for any activities?” By then, of course, it may be too late to register. I guess we’ll just have to live life on the edge.

NEXT STEPS This fall, a draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be available for a 30-day review and comment period. Information on where to view and provide comments on the draft ESR will be advertised and posted on the project website. For more information, and to be added to the project mailing list, please contact: Ani Bekmezian Community Relations Hydro One Networks Inc. Tel: 1-877-345-6799 Community.Relations@HydroOne.com www.HydroOne.com/Projects/OverbrooktoRiverview

Hydro One vous invite à passer à nos centres d’information publics prochains où vous pourrez vous informer sur le projet, communiquer directement avec l’équipe responsable et fournir vos commentaires. On a hâte de vous voir. Soyez des nôtres à l’une des séances suivantes : Mercredi 21 septembre 2016 18 h à 20 h Centre communautaire Overbrook 33, rue Quill (Ottawa) Jeudi 22 septembre 2016 19 h à 21 h Riverview Alternative School 260, Knox Crescent (Ottawa)

PROCHAINES ÉTAPES Cet automne, une ébauche du rapport d’évaluation environnementale sera rendue publique pour une période de 30 jours afin de recueillir vos commentaires. L’information sur la diffusion de l’ébauche de rapport et la façon de la commenter sera affichée sur le site web du projet. Pour en savoir plus, et être ajouté à la liste de diffusion de projet, veuillez contacter : Ani Bekmezian Relations communautaires Hydro One Networks Inc. Tél. : 1-877-345-6799 Community.Relations@HydroOne.com www.HydroOne.com/Projects/OverbrooktoRiverview

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PHOTOS BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER/METROLAND

Worker bees Far Left: Ariela Riverin uses her muscles to help churn some homemade honey-flavoured ice cream at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Queen Bee party on Aug. 20. Centre: Bee Savy Hives’ head drone, Matthew Ott shows off one of his custom wooden hives with a slanted roof. Ott said the hives offer a nice addition to any backyard – as both to support bees as well as have homemade honey readily available. Bee Savy Hives was on hand at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Queen Bee party on Aug. 20. Above: Two-and-a-half year-old Zara Slater plays an interesting game of pick-up-sticks during the Queen Bee party at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Aug. 20.

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BACK to CLASS FALL REGISTRATION Congratulate kids for their effort while doing homework

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It’s not always fun to sit down with children to do homework. Imagine what it’s like for them, after a whole day of school. Turning homework into a game can help take the stress out of homework. These strategies can help make this obligation more fun for everybody. • Play school with your child. Find yourself a little desk, let her pretend to be the teacher, and ask her to show you how to write out her spelling words. This is especially effective if you create a “blackboard” with a piece of paper taped to the wall. • Allow your child to move around while working. After sitting all day at school, your son might have difficulty sitting still at the kitchen table. Allow him to stand up, and ask him to say his multiplication tables while throwing you a ball. • Reward work with play. Come to an agreement with your child to play with him or her for 5 minutes for every 15 minutes of concen-

trated effort (or any other ratio that works). • Invest in some educational computer software that will help your son feel excited about learning grammar, math, and other subjects. • Exchange privileges for achievements. For example, you might agree that your child can go to bed 15 minutes later than usual if she can finish her math homework in fewer than 15 minutes. Timing her will increase her concentration, but be realistic about the challenges; you don’t want to discourage her. • List each homework job to be done on a separate piece of paper and let your child pick the next task to tackle. Include a surprise note, on which might be written “take a 10 minute break” or “enjoy a second story at bedtime”; this will add a touch of anticipation and encouragement to the jobs. • Be encouraging rather than stressed out. Congratulate your child for good results and be positive about future attempts. Most of all, help him or her to feel proud of their efforts.

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BACK TO CLASS FALL REGISTRATION Keys to a positive return to school We are approaching the time of year when families jump out of holidays and start their back to school routine. Here are a few tips to help make the back to school transition easier: 1. A great day starts with a good night’s sleep. Staying up late in the summer is a habit that a lot of kids and parents get into. A few weeks before school starts up, make sure that a regular nighttime routine is followed. Put the kids to bed earlier and wake them up at the time they would have to get up for school. This will help them ease into the earlier mornings once classes begin. 2. Get yourself up and ready first. Parents also need to get into the swing of things when kids go back to school. Get up slightly earlier than normal to make

sure you have time for yourself and your kids. Making breakfast and lunch, packing book bags and getting outfits ready takes some extra time, and you don’t want to throw off your own morning routine. JUST BECAUSE IT IS FALL

3. Continue exercising. Just because it’s the fall doesn’t mean keeping fit should slow down. Studies show that kids who exercise every day perform better in school. Encourage your kids to stay active by walking them to the bus stop or letting them ride their bikes or walk to school. If those sneakers are showing wear from all that summer fun, pick up a new pair for travelling to school and for gym class. A wide variety of styles

and sizes are available across the country at Sport Chek. 4. Schedule appointments. Plan ahead and book any necessary appointments and checkups before school starts, including teeth cleaning, vaccinations and haircuts. Getting these out of the way now means your child won’t have to miss school later. 5. Reestablish routines that may have been forgotten. Get back into building a routine with your kids, including early dinners, book bag packing and a bedtime story. Ensure your child’s backpack can hold all their supplies and fits them properly, particularly if they have grown over the summer. Sport Chek carries backpacks in a variety of shapes SUBMITTED

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Sleep very important to having academic success Do your teenagers sleep a lot? Good! In order to be fit and able to absorb lots of new information, adolescents should get between nine and 10 hours of sleep a day. If your teens have a tendency to go to bed around midnight and then get up at seven in the morning to go to school, they’re probably suffering from chronic lack of sleep. Sleeping in till noon on Saturday won’t help them recover. During adolescence, hormonal changes affect sleep. Melatonin and cortisol, two hormones that regulate sleeping and waking, can

undergo abrupt changes in level. On top of that, many teenagers neglect their sleep because of a busy schedule. A young person who doesn’t get enough sleep will have trouble getting up in the morning and may lack concentration or be drowsy, dizzy, nervous, irritable and depressed.

academic performance, encourage your teenagers to adopt the following good habits: • Go to bed and get up every day at the same time. • Turn off all screens (including cell phones) at least one hour before going to bed. • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine; try a glass of warm milk, a warm bath and listening to soft music. • Don’t drink any caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks) after the middle of the afternoon. Be sure to talk to a healthcare professional if your teenagers lack energy despite a stable sleep routine.

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Have you run out of ideas for varying the contents of the kids’ lunch boxes? Are they complaining about always eating the same old thing? Freshen up your lunch-box menu with these brilliant ideas. You can put your children’s favourite leftovers in an insulated container or a microwaveable dish. You could also cook larger quantities in the evening and use the leftovers as the basis for different dishes. Cut strips of chuck roast eaten in the evening to add to an Asian pasta salad; make chicken fried rice with the remains of a roasted chicken. Even eaten cold, these dishes help beat the monotony of the usual fare. For sandwiches, forget sliced white

bread; it contains little nutrition and can get boring. Opt for whole grain pitas, baguette, or tortillas. Fill the sandwich with home cooked meats cut into strips, or use hummus, tofu mix, cheese, or tuna — all are healthy and delicious replacements for cold cuts. Condiments don’t have to be the traditional mustard and mayonnaise. Why not try ranch dressing, pesto, or guacamole for a change? The fruits and vegetables food group also benefits from a bit of variety. The celery and carrot duo can give way to zucchini, peppers, broccoli, or cauliflower. And berries, a peach, or a pear make a change from the ubiquitous apple. Bon appétit!


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Some advice for parents of teens that are about to start college or university Do you feel anxious, insecure and nostalgic as your teenagers begin their post-secondary education? It’s normal. Your children are now young adults, and you may be feeling unsure of your role in their schooling now that they’re becoming more and more independent. Here are some tips for handling this situation: • Encourage your children to verbalize their feelings about continuing their studies at a post-secondary level. • Show that you support them and are truly interested in their studies. • Make sure your children are aware of the importance of attending classes regularly. • Be on the lookout for signs of fatigue and a lack of interest or motivation. If you

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Ottawa hospitals to receive $1.5M for ER nursing hours Erin McCracken erin.mccracken@metroland.com

An ambulance rolls up to a hospital’s emergency department and paramedics quickly bustle their sick or injured patient inside. Up until about five years ago, a patient in stable condition with a less severe health condition likely had FILE to wait for hours to be seen Forty-nine hospitals in 20 Ontario municipalities are receiving more than $16 million to by a doctor, depending on how swamped the ER was. add nursing hours to decrease ambulance offload delays. That delay meant paramedics were also forced to wait, sitting on the sidelines unable to respond to 911 calls, until their patient was finally moved into the department’s clinical area for treatment. A new round of muchneeded dollars for 49 hospitals in 20 Ontario municipalities, including Ottawa, will ensure wait times don’t climb beyond about a half hour.

The province is providing more than $16 million to cover the cost of 300,000 nursing hours at sites across Ontario. Of that, a total of $1.5 million will go to the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic and General campuses and the Montfort and QueenswayCarleton hospitals. “Our emergency department sees a growth of between two and five per cent of volume in visits every year, and that really puts a strain on the system,” Renate Ilse, vice-president of clinical programs at the Ottawa Hospital, said during an announcement at the General campus on Aug. 19. “And it can actually plug up the emergency departments so that when the ambulances come in it’s very difficult to offload the non-priority patients in a timely way. “So programs like this and this funding really, really helps us.”

This year’s renewed funding will cover the cost of almost 11,000 nursing hours at the Civic and General emergency departments. That works out to about 15 hours a day at each campus, seven days a week. At the Montfort and Queensway-Carleton hospitals, that translates to about 11 hours a day each. The program has made a difference in reducing ambulance offload times since its inception in 2008-09. Before that, 90 per cent of patients were waiting for ER care an average of more than two hours. “With the application of this program that time has been brought down to between 30 and 40 minutes,” said Dr. Guy Hébert, an emergency room doctor who oversees both the General and Civic emergency departments. See CASH, page 21

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“In other words, we’re very successful in getting (patients) off the ambulance stretcher into a clinical care bed and that permits the ambulances to go back out there at the ready for the community,” he said. “It saves an immense amount of time and it accelerates the start of care for the patient.” Of the ambulance offload patients brought to the Ottawa Hospital emergency departments, 15 per cent of cases are considered lower to moderate severity. Still, an average of 60 ambulances arrive every day at each Ottawa Hospital campus. “I’m sure a good 40 to 45 of those would qualify to benefit from the offload (nursing service),” Hébert said. “And we want that to continue,” said Ottawa South MPP John Fraser, who also serves as parliamentary assistant to Ontario’s minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “The standard is about 30 minutes and once it goes over that it begins to affect the effectiveness of our emergency services,” he said. “So we want to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

“I do want to stress that those patients that arrive at hospital with life-threatening conditions will be given that high priority,” he said, flanked at the announcement by Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi. Patient volumes soared after the Montfort Hospital opened its new ER in 2010. It saw a jump by 20,000 patients, bringing the annual total to 55,000 or 150 to 160 patients a day. “We did see quite a significant improvement with that program so it needs to be sustained,” said Dr. Bernard Leduc, president and chief executive of the Montfort Hospital. Fraser acknowledged the growing demand for emergency medicine and the desire for more money, not just renewed dollars. “The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working with the paramedic services and the hospitals on a plan going forward for 20172018,” he said. “We’re continuing to be committed to this program and we’re going to improve it.” An interview with Ottawa paramedic officials was not possible before press time.

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Dr. Guy Hébert, an emergency room doctor who also oversees the emergency departments at the General and Civic campuses of the Ottawa Hospital, says provincial funding for ER nurses who monitor less urgent patients after they are brought in by ambulance frees up paramedics and ensures care is received more quickly.

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Veterinary Medical Association tells us that cat owners are far less likely than dog owners to take their pet to the veterinarian regularly. Regular veterinary care is essential for all pets, not just dogs. Visiting a vet can help keep your cat healthy and can help prevent costly emergency vet visits. Your vet can spot many illnesses early so you can treat your cat before it becomes too expensive or worse, too late to fix. Vaccination helps keeps cats safe from contagious disease. Having your cat spayed or neutered is the best way to help reduce the number of homeless pets in our community. And, sterilization keeps your cat healthier by lowering her chances of getting diseases, like some cancers and also helps end unwanted behaviour issues. Also your veterinarian is your go-to resource to prevent parasites like treat fleas, ticks, and worms.

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Not Just for the Dogs There are quite a few awareness “days” out there that you may not have heard of. There are the little-known and off-beat National Squirrel Appreciation Day and International Hug Your Cat Day; there is the mainstream and better-known Earth Day. There are also a dozen or so that we in animal welfare wish everyone knew about, such as Chip Your Pet Month and Spay Neuter Awareness Month — identification and sterilization being among the most pressing issues in the Ottawa Humane Society’s work.

P.S. If you haven’t yet signed up for this year’s Wiggle Waggle Walkathon or Run for the Animals, we hope you will. It is our biggest and most important event for the animals of the year and it’s a great day out. The animals depend on you and this year’s pledges are lagging. Please register at www.ottawahumane.ca/walk and begin collecting pledges today. See you on September 11th!

Pet of the Week: Mikey (ID# A187619) Meet Mikey, a big boy with lots of love to give who is looking for a new home. Mikey is an affectionate cat who greets all of his visitors at the shelter with happy purrs. He is very playful, and especially enjoys trying to fit into cardboard boxes that may be too small for him. Mikey loves the spotlight and would prefer to be the only cat in the home, so he can have all of the attention – and cuddles – to himself. If you think Mikey might be your purr-fect match, stop by the shelter to meet him today!

For more information on Mikey and all the adoptable animals, stop Among the days we wish would catch on is National Take Your Cat by the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Rd Check out our website at to the Vet Day which was on August 22, because the simple fact is www.ottawahumane.ca to see photos and descriptions of the animals that too few cats receive regular veterinary care. In fact, the Canadian available for adoption.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us:

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In the twilight of his life now, at 14, Jasper spends most of his time sleeping and dreaming of the days he used to run alongside his human companions in the snow. He remembers eating all their Christmas baking and the croissants meant for guests, stealing items off the barbecue, and having long naps in their bed while they worked. He especially loves sunbathing while they garden, occasionally looking up to see if they need direction. Blind when he was rescued by the Humane Society 12 years ago, his vision was restored and he has never looked back. Ottawa East News - Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Unhealthy behaviours cut six years from Canadians’ lifespans, Ottawa study reveals Updated online calculator lets public estimate their lifespans Erin McCracken erin.mccracken@metroland.com

Snuff out that cigarette, lace up your sneakers and start snacking on some veggies. Unhealthy behaviours related to smoking, diet, physical inactivity and alcohol are shaving six years from the lives of Canadians, and causing about half of all deaths here. “If no Canadians smoked and we all did our 150 minutes of physical activity a week, the Canadian life expectancy would be six years longer,” Dr. Doug Manuel, an Ottawa family doctor, public health researcher and lead author of a study published Aug. 16 in the medical journal PLOS Medicine. Those six years came as a surprise to Manuel. “I’m always expecting it to be lower,” he said. “I’m always taken aback by the magnitude – how important health behaviours are or how healthy living is important to your health. “It’s huge,” he said. “Fifty per cent of deaths we attribute to unhealthy living.” The survey revealed that: • 26 per cent of deaths were caused by smoking, • 24 per cent of deaths can be blamed on physical inactivity,

• 12 per cent of deaths were caused by poor diet, • 0.4 per cent of deaths were due to unhealthy alcohol consumption. “We’re not surprised that smoking is number one,” Manuel said, though added that smoking rates in Canada are improving. “But we are surprised that physical activity and diet is quickly approaching what smoking is.” Top risk factors were also broken down by gender. Smoking shaved 3.1 years from the lives of Canadian men, while women lost three years due to physical inactivity. SOME GOOD NEWS

The decline in smoking rates has made a big difference in the health of Canadians, and diet and physical activity rates are improving. There are also modest improvements in our fruit and vegetable intake. Trans fats have also declined within the food industry, which is helping. “I’m saying there is optimism,” Manuel said. And the eight-person research team discovered that people who followed recommended healthy behaviours lived 17.9 years longer than those who didn’t.

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS

The results of the study, which reflect 98 per cent of Canadians, are not only eyeopening, but also ground breaking in the way scientific researchers crunched the data. “What we presented to that journal is saying this is a new way of estimating the burden from smoking and these other health behaviours compared to what (the World Health Organization) and others have been doing for quite a while,” said Manuel, who is also a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital, a senior medical adviser at Statistics Canada, a professor at the University of Ottawa and a lead public health researcher at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, which funded the study with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Processing the enormous amount of survey information was not easy. The team developed statistical models to look at the health factors, and created a predictive algorithm – a formula known as the MPoRT Mortality Population Risk Tool – to predict death based on the responses to the Canadian Community Health Survey,

which asked about Canadians’ health behaviours. The researchers followed up to find out whether participants had died and the contributing causes of death. New computer programs had to be developed to execute the algorithm, which is being made available to other countries for their own studies. It’s hoped the Canadian study’s results and methods will help direct change in this country. “For us as scientists, it’s providing the tools for those ‘what ifs’ for the policy folks to be able to evaluate or test out different policies,” said Manuel. “There’s not a lot of estimates, believe it or not, when we’re developing policies for smoking or other things.” The hope is also that this will draw Canadians into the health discussion. THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL/SUBMITTED

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The public can also determine their estimated life expectancy by answering questions about their health behaviours at www.projectbiglife.ca, an updated lifespan calculator first developed by the research team during an earlier study focusing on the health behaviours of Ontarians.

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A new Ottawa-led study shows that unhealthy behaviours are killing half of all Canadians and trimming our lifespan by six years. Lead author Dr. Doug Manuel hopes the study results and its method will direct policy changes and engage Canadians. The survey demonstrates that if changes are made, years could be added to their lives. The team has already been working on another study to compare

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Ottawa’s university football showdown the Panda Game returns to TD Place Michelle Nash Baker michelle.nash@metroland.com

The Ravens and Gee-Gees will fight for bragging rights on Lansdowne’s football field once again this October. The annual Panda Game will take place to Lansdowne’s TD Place on Oct. 1, where the two long-time rivals, the Carleton University Ravens and the Ottawa University Gee-Gees, will take to the field in the latest edition of the Panda Game. Tickets for the game went on sale on Aug. 25 and are available at TDplace.ca, by calling 613-232-6767, ext. 1, or in person at the TD Place box office. Named after a stuffed panda mascot called Pedro the Panda, which later turned into a trophy, the first game was played at Lansdowne Park in 1955 and continued annually at the park until the 1998 season. The popular game returned to the Ottawa sports scene after a long absence in 2013, when the Ravens

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Steve Sumarah. “The crowds continue to grow and the support from the two universities and the local community is second to none, making it a can’t miss event.” Carleton opens its 2016 OUA season on Aug. 28 at McMaster before hosting Western on Sept. 4 for the home opener. The Gee-Gees travel to Waterloo to start their season on Sept. 5 and host McMaster for their home opener on Sept. 10.

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Squash, cheddar and chorizo biscuits add flavour to meals These biscuits are great with soups or stews, these moist golden biscuits can be made ahead and frozen. • Preparation: 35 minutes • Baking Time: 15 minutes • Makes: About 16 biscuits INGREDIENTS

• 1 small butternut squash •2-3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp (25 mL) baking powder • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cold butter, cubed • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded aged cheddar cheese, about 4 oz (125 g) • 3/4 cup (175 mL) finely chopped smoked chorizo sausage • 1/4 cup (50 mL) light sour cream • 3 eggs • 2 tbsp (25 mL) milk

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Dandelion wine was just a fact of life at Mary’s house in Northcote

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e had been picking dandelion greens for days. We had to be careful to just take the leaves, letting the roots stay anchored. That was so they would regrow. And only the most tender part of the plants, the new leafs, making it easier for Father to cull through them, picking out only what he considered perfect for the job at hand. Eventually, the shelves in the cellar would have bottles of dandelion wine sitting right next to Mother’s cucumber pickles and raspberry preserves. And if it wasn’t for Uncle Herby bringing bottles from Bronfman’s Distillery where he worked in Montreal (sometimes full of what was brewed there, and sometimes just empty bottles for Father), he would have had to use any jars Mother hadn’t already put down on the shelf in the cellar. So by the time the wine was bottled, you wouldn’t know if it had been made in

MARY COOK Memories our kitchen out at Northcote, or bought from a real store, if there was such a place. Certainly, I never knew Father to come home with a bottle of liqueur for which he would have to spend hard earned money! Dandelion wine, and homemade beer were just a fact of life at our house in Northcote. We put the newly picked leaves in one of Mother’s clothes hampers, and it would take Father a whole evening, to take each one out, examine it, and finding it suitable, put it in a big crock. He layered the leaves as if they were

tiny pieces of paper until the crock was almost full. We had a lot of dandelions on the farm! Then he would take the big preserving kettle, which had been simmering away on the Findlay Oval, and cover the leaves with the boiling water. Some would float to the top, so Father would anchor them with a dinner plate with a well scrubbed flat iron on top to hold everything down. Then the crock was moved to the bake table, where it sat for a few days, sending musty smells through the whole house, which I hated. Father never once looked

in the crock while the leaves were slowly fermenting. “Don’t want to disturb them,” he’d say. And then after he figured they had been sitting there long enough, he scrubbed his hands until they were red (Mother saw to that), then squeezed hands full of the leaves until they were almost dry, piled them on a tray, emptied the water out of the crock, and dumped the mess into the largest cooking pot Mother had in the house. The pot was put on the stove, and I have no idea where the moisture came from, but within minutes you could hear the soggy dandelions simmering. Three oranges and a lemon would have been sitting on the bake table for days, an extravagance reserved only for winemaking. Father cut them into thin slices and added them to the simmering pot, with a few good dashes of ginger out of a Rawleigh’s tin from the cupboard. I could see Mother flinch as Father

dumped a brown paper bag of sugar into the pot too. Then Father would go to his rocking chair, light his pipe, open the Ottawa Farm Journal, and wait. Finally, the pot was hauled to the bake table, and let cool right down until Father could add some yeast, which was bought to make bread and sticky buns. I knew Mother wasn’t at all pleased at all the money that went into Father’s dandelion wine. And there the crock would sit for days, while it fermented to Father’s liking. Often he would take a spoon, dip it into the crock and say, “By gar, that’s good let me tell you.” Finally, after what Mother said the whole house smelled like a brewery, Father strained it, bottled it, and it would be moved to the cellar. All the time Father was making his wine, I would wonder if there would be a repeat performance of the two times never to be forgotten over the dandelion wine.

Once, just sitting in the kitchen one night, minding our own business, we heard what sounded like gunfire coming from the depths of the house. Father knew immediately what had happened, and rushed outside and down into the cellar to retrieve the few bottles that hadn’t blown to bits. The other time, my brother Emerson decided to sneak a few sips, which turned into downing almost a whole bottle. Mother didn’t raise a hand to help him over his hangover and said she just knew he was going to turn into a complete alcoholic just like his Uncle Orville, but Father said, “That’ll make him into a man,” whatever that meant. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail: ottawaeast@metroland.com

Sept. 1-31 Ottawa Peace Festival 2016 hosts an exhibition of Paintings on “Peace and Emerging Consciousness” by SpanishCanadian artist Alberto Agraso at the Main Public Library during library hours.

Sept. 1 If you like to knit, sew, paint or bake you can help raise funds to support the animals of the Ottawa Humane Society and meet a great group

of people. Join us 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the animal shelter. Arrive early at 12:30 p.m. for a free guided tour behind ‘the scenes’. 245 West Hunt Club Rd. behind Hunt Club Nissan. Refreshments are served and all are welcome. For more information, call Linda 613823-6770 or go to facebook. com/OttawaHumaneSocietyAuxiliary

attend a Sjogren’s Syndrome support group on Sept. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 2345 Alta Vista Dr. There is no admission, but your contribution of a nonperishable item for the food bank would be appreciated. For details, call Gail at 613526-5433.

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