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New city rules look to rein in the height of new infill housing development. – Page 2


A new plan will see much of the facade of historic Somerset House saved. – Page 7


to ‘figure out’ Liveable Ottawa Info sessions help public make sense of weighty master plans Laura Mueller

News - More than 100 residents flowed through city hall and attempted to wrap their heads around a clutch of longterm plans outlining the development, transportation and infrastructure plans for the next 20 years. The city held the first of a series of public information sessions on the Liveable Ottawa initiative – an effort to concurrently update the three major master plans that govern how the city grows up to 2031: the Official Plan, transportation master plan (including plans for cycling and pedestrian routes) and the infrastructure master plan for water and sewer works. “We’re just trying to figure it out,” said Michel-Adrien Sheppard, who leads the transportation committee of

the Centretown Citizens Community Association. “There is so much detail and so many components that fit together. “How do we find our place in this complicated document?” he said. Sheppard said after pouring through the documents and a sea of poster boards during the Oct. 15 information session, he and the other community association members were pleased with what they saw. “They seem to touch all the subjects,” he said. “It’s well put together … Their philosophy and vision seems good to me.” The group was looking for things like pedestrian safety measures, cycling routes and “complete streets” that provide for all modes of transportation that help residents get around their neighbourhood. See LACK, page 18


Taking the sting out of Hornet’s Nest Lisgar Collegiate Institute runner Nicolas Abanto Enns, above, crosses the finish line in first place in the junior boys race at the Hornet’s Nest in Blackburn Hamlet on Oct. 17. The race served as the east qualifier for the national capital high school championship, which is scheduled for Oct. 24, also at the Hornet’s Nest. For more photos from the race, turn to page 23.

OC Transpo looks to tackle Presto reload delay In the meantime, transit agency encourages riders to auto-reload Laura Mueller

Bank Street will be crawling with zombies this Halloween season. – Page 10

News - A paltry two per cent of Presto card users take advantage of the auto-reload feature – a figure OC Transpo would like to improve.

“Some changes are being leveraged and some are not,” said OC Transpo general manager John Manconi. “We need to think of the customer experience from end to end.” The city has handed out 175,000 of the cards it dis-

tributed for free to promote the new fare system, but only 121,000 of them are actively being used, Manconi said. OC Transpo also wants to improve on the low numbers of people taking advantage of features like monthly pass

auto-reload, automatic topups for the “e-purse” cash balance when the balance is getting low. Auto-reload is one of the major features intended to make things easier for riders because they won’t have to wait in line at an OC Transpo service centre to buy next month’s pass – it can be done

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New rules aim to make infill homes smaller Lower building heights, consistent backyards balcony limits proposed for new urban homes Laura Mueller

News - The city wants to make infill homes in old neighbourhoods smaller â&#x20AC;&#x201C; without changing how many people can live there. Reducing the height of storeys in new infill homes in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban area is one of the changes city planners are

hoping to make to ease the intensification of downtown and post-war neighbourhoods. The proposed changes were presented at a community information session in Sandy Hill on Oct. 15. In an effort to combat new homes dwarfing neighbouring dwellings, the city will reduce the height of threestorey houses in R3 zones

from 12 and 11 metres to 10 metres. Homes in denser R4 zones would shrink to 10 and 8.5 metres from the currently allowed 11 and 9.5 metres. In less dense single-family home neighbourhoods, which have R1 zoning, the height would drop from 11 to 8.5 metres. The change would mean lower ceilings and shorter storeys â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three metres â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but not

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fewer storeys. The building code calls for each storey to be 2.6 m in height. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying to accomplish a better fit within the permitted uses,â&#x20AC;? said Alain Miguelez, program manager of intensification and zoning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least the mass is closer.â&#x20AC;? The old height limits were an artifact of amalgamation, said Steve Gauthier, the planner leading the infill study. The city simply took all of the building heights permitted in zones from the formers municipality and adopted their average as the rule for Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These (new height rules) are based on what we see in the field,â&#x20AC;? Gauthier said. Another change would prohibit balcony or staircases from projecting into the space required for side or backyards. Creating more consistent back yard sizes is another goal the city heard loud and clear from residents who participated in the consultations. This will be accomplished by changing how the city defines â&#x20AC;&#x153;setbacks,â&#x20AC;? the technical term for creating yards. For small lots of less than 15 m deep, the backyard must be the same as the height of the building or four metres â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whichever is larger. Previously, the rules

allowed developers to choose the smaller yard option. The calculation is less straightforward for larger lots. For lots between 15 and 29 m deep, the backyard setback must be the larger of either the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s height or 25 per cent of the lot depth. Lots between 30 and 45 m would have to have rear-yard setbacks of the largest of the height of the building, 25 per cent of the lot depth or the lot depth minus 22.5 m from the front lot line. That concerned Rakan Abushaar, one of the principles of Black Iris Developments, which converts a lot of old homes in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core into apartments. Putting a specific distance setback on larger lots would mean a homebuilder couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t construct a proportionately larger dwelling on a larger lot, meaning homes built on lots 30 m or 40 m deep would be the same size. That would lead to a loss of property value for people trying to sell lots of that size, Abushaar said. Gauthier said the goal is to have a consistent pattern of backyards. He will be meeting with a group of homebuilders to get additional feedback from their perspective. Some of the residents at the Sandy Hill meeting were concerned the new rules could do

little to prescribe the look of new homes. While planners have heard from people that the architecture of infill theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen is an â&#x20AC;&#x153;insult to their neighbourhood,â&#x20AC;? Miguelez said, the city cannot legally require a building to look a certain way. It can, however, make â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong suggestions,â&#x20AC;? though urban design guidelines, which the city is likely setting itself up to update, he said. But there is something the city could do to prevent big â&#x20AC;&#x153;boxesâ&#x20AC;? from being built that max out the building envelope on a lot, said Old Ottawa East resident Paul Goodkey. He suggested allowing more flexibility for developers to move around the mass allowed for their buildings by adding a smaller section, sort of like an addition, onto the building instead of making it a tall box. Gauthier was intrigued by the feedback, but noted that idea would conflict with the goal of consistent back yards. The planning committee is expected to consider the changes in March of 2014. There are still two information sessions left: â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre main hall, 175 Third Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ Monday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex Hall C, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Correction An article in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newspaper listed incorrect timelines for the construction of three pedestrian bridges as part of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new transportation master plan. The Rideau River footbridge connecting Donald and Somerset streets would be constructed in the first phase between 2014 and 2019, as would the conversion of the old Prince of Wales rail crossing into a pedestrian bridge. The city plans to construct a footbridge over the Rideau Canal from Fifth Avenue to Clegg Street between 2020 and 2025.

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News - The Carleton University O-Train station will take on a new look once Stuart Kinmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public art proposal comes to life. Kinmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installation, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;locomOtion,â&#x20AC;? beat out competing proposals that were exhibited to the public on Sept. 16. The opinions of judges tapped by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public art program and feedback garnered from residents provided the basis for selecting the winning art. The program sees one per cent of a budget assigned to

public infrastructure projects in the city used for public art projects, with the O-Train expansion allowing for $80,000 to be spent on Kinmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for the western platform at the Carleton O-Train stop. The artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision comprises 14 aluminum poles rising 6.8 metres above the platform, each topped with red, circular shapes that reflect light after dark. According to Kinmond, â&#x20AC;&#x153;as the eye passes along the length of this installation, the sequence of deconstructed/reconstructed wheels convey the idea of movement and travel, hence (the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) name.â&#x20AC;?

At the earlier open house, Kinmond said the towering installation would serve as a marker to draw students towards the station, with the refractive paint designed to glow in the light from the nearby street lamps. This is Kinmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first public art installation, which he said will be durable enough to weather the harsh Ottawa climate. Artists who submitted proposals were allowed to tailor their installations for various points along the O-Train line. The Carleton station sees heavy traffic and is located at about the midpoint on the line.

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The Ottawa public school board is looking to change a policy for high school students inside the urban area so that busing will be provided for those who live more than 3.2 kilometres from their designated school. portation consortium specific guidelines on increasing efficiences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would be done in 2014. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the ways we have to do that is align the two boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation eligibility guidelines,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding looking at school bell times and new technology to optimize mileage are some of the ways the consortium could find efficiencies. The motion, put forth by Orleans area trustee John Shea and Beacon Hill-Cyrville trustee Katie Holtzhauer, asked staff to consider the possibility of starting to bus high school students in September 2014. Superintendent of facilities Mike Carson said the board is currently overspending its transportation budget by $2.8 million. Adding in the high school students would bring that total to $7 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if we get increased funding because of the E and E review then we would re-

ceive $6.3 million in ongoing funding,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that would reduce the shortfall to $700,000. Carson said the staff recommendation was to start busing high school students in the fall and use the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserves to come up with the shortfall. Currently the board has 7,400 students that are eligible for yellow school buses and another 1,000 that qualify for OC Transpo bus passes. The new criteria would mean transporting an additional 5,300 students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is an important piece of harmonization (the transportation eligibility guidelines),â&#x20AC;? Holtzhauer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have heard from one family that the financial impact is real. The time is now.â&#x20AC;? Shea thanked his eastend colleague for her help in drafting the motion and said the public board could lose students to the Catholic board unless the change is made.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talk a lot about equity and access,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is a real concrete way we can address that.â&#x20AC;? Lynn Scott, trustee for West Carleton, Kanata and Stittsville, said she was on

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News - The Ottawa public school board could start offering yellow school buses to high school students thanks to a decision by a committee on Oct. 17. Lillian Neitzel, a Kanata mother whose two older children started high school this year said she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware until a week before school started that she would be responsible for providing the teens with a bus pass to make the more than six-kilometre trip each day. The board has a transportation policy that says students living more than 3.2 km from their home school will be bused, but that only applies to those children living outside the urban transit area. The urban transit area is the part of the city served by public transit. Neitzel said the bus passes will cost $1,600 for the school year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite all the information nights I attended before my kids went to high school, there was no communication sent home that I would have to pay for their transportation,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding walking a safe route â&#x20AC;&#x201C; away from heavily forested areas would be 7.2 km each way and take more than an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really no option, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to bus,â&#x20AC;? Neitzel said. The Ottawa Catholic School Board currently buses all high school children that live more than 3.2 km away from their home school. The Ottawa Student Transit Authority is currently working with the public board on a effectiveness and efficiency review that would upgrade their transit needs from â&#x20AC;&#x153;moderateâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;moderate to high.â&#x20AC;? The upgrade would come with increased funding for transportation. The review â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which OSTA general manager Vicky Kyriaco said gives the trans-

ral areas to special program schools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like Canterbury High School or Colonel By Secondary School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do need further information about equity of access for students outside the suburbs,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some students are getting door-to-door service and others are not.â&#x20AC;? Donna Blackburn said some parents may be in need of financial assistance for bus passes but are afraid to ask. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find that there are preconceived notions about where need is in this city,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can tell you that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a food cupboard in Barrhaven and I doubt itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there for fun.â&#x20AC;? Shirley Seward, who represents the zone in Ottawa west, said when her children were in high school, there was a lot of talk from parents who chose to simply do without other things than ask for a subsidized pass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be tough to admit to the principal, the vice-principal and the secretary that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford,â&#x20AC;? she said. To implement busing for high school students, staff would need direction from the board by the end of November. The board was set to vote on the issue on Oct. 22.


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Action Sandy Hill petition calling for on-campus housing Steph Willems

Community - Action Sandy Hill wants student housing to stay on campus and has created a petition calling for the University of Ottawa to follow suit. The community association is concerned about a planned 165-bed student residence slated for a lot on Henderson Avenue, as well as a proposal that calls for a roughly 750-bed residence within a 10 minute walk of the campus. The petition, posted on ipetitions. com, calls on the university to â&#x20AC;&#x153;develop new student residences on their Main Campus west of King Edward Avenue and/or their Lees Avenue Campus, and to refrain from any further development in Sandy Hill.â&#x20AC;?

The petition has collected 239 signatures as of Oct. 17. Action Sandy Hill has been increasingly vocal about the practice of converting homes into student housing. While the association couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be reached for comment, its website states the rationale behind the petition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University of Ottawa has grown by more than 15,000 full-time students in the past dozen years. In that time it has added fewer than 300 residence beds.â&#x20AC;? The association points to its 2007 decision to support the mixed-use rezoning of the east side of King Edward Avenue, which was being pushed by the university, in exchange for Henderson Avenue retaining its residential zoning. Recent plans to convert a vacant church and retirement home

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Somerset House to be granted new lease on life Laura Mueller

News - A decrepit building thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blighted the corner of Somerset and Bank streets for six years is set to get a new life. The historic Somerset House, which partially collapsed during extensive renovations in 2007, will be rebuilt with its heritage components intact and a new, modern addition at its rear to replace the part that collapsed. That two-storey addition will provide another entranceway at the northeast corner of the building. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where steel bracing has held up the remaining walls of the building since the collapse. Sally Coutts, a heritage planner with the city, said the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architect Derek Crain will preserve the heritage details like the windows, lintels and all the exterior detail work that makes the building one of Centretownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an accurate restoration,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Somerset House is a good example of an early 20th century commercial

building in the Queen Anne Revival style, according to a report to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built heritage subcommittee. It was built in two phases, the first section between 1900-02 and an addition was added in 1912. Members of the subcommittee were pleased to see the plan presented, as was Heritage Ottawa president Leslie Maitland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Would like to thank all of you for turning the corner on a very important building,â&#x20AC;? she told the committee. Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes echoed support also expressed by local merchant and community groups. The reinstatement of the building â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and especially its heritage features â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the important corner will greatly improve the area, Holmes said. City and provincial policies encourage additions to heritage buildings to be designed in a contemporary style, like the one proposed for Somerset House. It would add a glass and brick box-shaped addition thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smaller than the original building at the back of the Somerset House.


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Transit an essential school service


plan to fund bus service for the Ottawa public school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school students is a welcome change to an inequitable system. The boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee of the whole approved a plan to provide bus service for an estimated 5,300 eligible high school students last week. Currently, parents of high school students who attend public schools must pay the costs of their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bus passes if they reside inside the urban transit boundary, defined as living within one kilometre of an OC Transpo bus stop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unless their school lies outside of it and is more than 3.2 kiolmetres away from their home. This amounts to nearly $780 per child over a 10month period, which might not seem like much to some, but the cost can be onerous depending on the number of high school-age children and the familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; economic circumstances. While the board offers financial assistance to economically-challenged families, some might be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly an original idea. The English Catholic board already provides bus service for its high school students. The plan is a natural next step for the board to take after combining with the Catholic board to

streamline its bus system under the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority. The board is hoping the change will improve attendance at some schools and address an â&#x20AC;&#x153;inequityâ&#x20AC;? caused by the lack of bus service in urban parts of Ottawa. But the move comes with a $4.2-million price tag, money the board hopes to recoup from the Ministry of Education through upgrading its transit needs from moderate to moderate-to-high. Until then, the board will dip into other funding sources, such as its capital reserve fund. Granted, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gamble. Superintendent of facilities Mike Carson said the board is currently overspending its transportation budget by $2.8 million â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tacking on the cost of bus service for high school students would bring that shortfall to $7 million. Potentially, the board can expect to receive $6.3 million from the ministry, reducing that deficit to $700,000. If the ministry refuses to upgrade the transportation funding, the board will be forced to either scrap the project or pare down its budget to make financial room. Really, it all boils down to the question of whether providing busing is a nice-to-have or an essential service for students.


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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town guess, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all guilty of it. Maybe it comes from television advertising, which is awash in superlatives. Maybe it comes from sports broadcasting, where every event is spectacular, thrilling and sensational, if it is not tragic, and there is not a moment in any game which cannot be described as crucial. A couple of weeks ago, Ontario customers lost their Rogers wireless service for several hours, an event that received ample news coverage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hell,â&#x20AC;? one subscriber said. Really? What would starvation be like? Wherever language inflation comes from, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve absorbed it and employ it daily. It probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much harm except, as noted, that when something truly awesome happens we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a word for it we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already used many times.

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Swearing is a bit like that too. Those of us who practice it often find that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used the strongest terms possible on some trivial thing like a nail that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go in straight. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing stronger to use on something truly horrible, like Carling Avenue. Language inflation has sparked some countervailing trends, such as the use of reverse imagery among the hipper segment of the population. Something good is bad. Something really good is sick. But inflation sets in here as well: things are often described as sick when they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even bad. There is also a danger of confusion in the use of this kind of vocabulary. What if the player youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re describing as bad really is bad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that is, bad-bad as opposed to bad-good? How do you differentiate? What if somebody is sick-ill, as opposed to sick-bad-good? It could take a while to figure out if a doctor is needed. You can see what amazing thoughts can follow from a simple glass of water in a restaurant. Another way of approaching the situation is through the use of understatement. You hear this often in reference to athletes and musicians. Among jazz musicians, the supreme compliment that can be bestowed on another is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can play.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good, because it leaves a lot in

reserve, in case she can really play. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure it can be applied in all situations. For example, could I have said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can pourâ&#x20AC;? when the server brought the water? And later, when the server asks the table how the meal is, could you say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He can cook,â&#x20AC;? rather than: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is awesomeâ&#x20AC;?? These days, it could be perceived as an insult. Which brings us back to the original situation: the ordering of the water. Could you get away with a simple thank-you, or is that being rude? These are incredible problems, you have to admit.

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Throne speech short on substance, big on rhetoric



In January 2012, the City of Ottawa initiated a study to establish a new snow disposal facility in the City’s west end. The City’s strategic snow disposal plan (2002) had identified the need to provide for 308,000 m3 of disposal capacity within one or more snow disposal facilities in the west end. This MCEA study was conducted as a Schedule B project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, as amended 2011, an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

fter the hoopla around this month’s throne speech, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s a federal election around the corner. The flashy banner ads featuring distinctly Conservative Party blue; images of hardworking Canadian families seeking respite by an unidentified body of water; a group shot of people dressed in doctor uniforms, hardhats and carrying briefcases. Not to mention the Economic Action Plan signs still slapped over every government website and construction project. Think about the cost to the taxpayer for these ads for a single-day event that gets more free media than any other in the country, with the exception of, perhaps, the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was enough to make me regurgitate my leftover turkey sandwich. The throne speech is meant to lay out the government’s agenda for the next session of Parliament. In the wake of the extended summer recess triggered by Harper, yet again, proroguing Parliament a few months ago, Canadians (well, politicswatchers) were waiting, in anticipation for something good. The government must have needed the extra recess time to come up with something truly innovative, right? They must have needed the extra time to tackle some of those really tough issues like pork-barrelling in the senate and health care and consumer debt. But no. Instead of addressing many of the serious and long-term threats to our economy and collective well-being, the speech read more like a shopping list of disparate campaign topics. Forget healthcare, the environment and Aboriginal people – these things are not uber-important to our government. But cable bundling and cell phone fees, these short-term wedge issues are sure to get votes. And these are now topping the list of our government’s priorities. The speech employed some lovely rhetoric, sure to please almost every Canadian. Delivered by Governor General David Johnston it was filled with distinctly


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Capital Muse partisan, but ultra-pleasing language – so much so, I’m surprised he agreed to read it at all. “Canadians work hard for their money…” “Canadian families work hard to make ends meet.” But then again, who doesn’t like hardworking families? Another pleaser was the promise to reduce red tape in government, particularly at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Who wouldn’t like CRA dealings to be less cumbersome? And yet this empty promise – largely immeasurable – will unlikely amount to anything but a few converts to the Conservative fold. They bragged yet again about the cutting the GST by two percentage points, a move that most economists see as one of the most costly political moves the Conservatives have ever made. Following the budget release in March, the Parliamentary budget officer reported that every percentage point cut had cost the government $7 billion per year since 2006. That’s a lot of lost revenue. They boasted about creating jobs for Canadians – no mention of the fact that most of the jobs created in Canada over the past five years have been low-paying, part-time positions, mostly in the service sector. And never mind that older workers – those over 55 – are now displacing young people in the labour force or that job growth still

doesn’t begin to match the growth in the labour force. Sadly, for all the hoopla, the speech was so typical of our democratic institutions these days – short on substance and long on rhetoric. But then, anyone who can read between lines can see this speech wasn’t so much about resetting the government’s agenda as it was about the next election. It was, clearly, a speech designed to woo votes, focused on short-term solutions to real or imaginary problems – the ones that really, you know, get people’s goats. I assure you – provided politicians are trustworthy and keep their words – we’ve got at least two years before we head to the polls again to elect members of Parliament. Expect to see more of those Conservative Party blue placards in the meantime. Don’t worry too hard about the government using your tax dollars to campaign between elections, though. Take comfort knowing they’ve managed to get you a really great deal on your next cell phone contract. But perhaps I’m being too harsh. There was one line in the speech that offered a ring of authenticity: “We know families are better placed to make spending decisions than governments.” Based on what the speech told us about the government’s impending priorities, that’s very likely true. R0012371669_1024

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Notice of Completion East Urban Community (Phase 2) Environmental Management Plan

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Class Environmental Assessment Report Available for Review The City of Ottawa has prepared an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to support the Community Design Plan for Phase 2 of the East Urban Community. The EMP identifies the stormwater management solution for the study area, which is bounded by Renaud Road to the north, the CPR railway tracks to the south, Mer Bleue Road to the east and Phase 1 of the East Urban Community to the west. The Environmental Management Plan has been completed as a Master Plan under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. The Master Plan identifies the stormwater management infrastructure requirements for future development in the study area. This notice serves as a Notice of Completion for the following projects: stormwater management pond (Schedule B); and diversion of drainage between watersheds (Schedule C). The East Urban Community (Phase 2) EMP report details the study process, findings and recommendations. Consultation for the EMP has included technical advisory committee meetings and public open houses as part of the class environmental assessment process and is documented in the report. The public is invited to review the EMP at the following locations: Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch 3rd Floor (Ottawa Room) 120 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2 Tel.: (613) 580-2945

Ottawa Public Library – Orléans Branch 1705 Orléans Boulevard Ottawa, ON K1C 4W2 Tel. (613) 824-1962

City Hall Client Service Centre 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel. (613) 580-2400

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Amy MacPherson City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Phone: (613) 580-2424, ext. 14873 Fax: 613-580-2459 E-mail: Written comments must be provided within thirty calendar days from the date of the first issuance of this Notice. If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved through discussion with the City, a person may request that the Minister of the 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 environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by November 25, 2013. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa Project Manager, Amy MacPherson. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 77 Wellesley Street West 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 Phone: (416) 314-6790 Fax: (416) 314-6748 E-mail:

been a community, “but they haven’t felt like that over the past while.” The BIA’s new approach aims to change that. “With more activities, people will see that Bank Street is moving in another direction,” said Leadman. The group is excited that a yet-unnamed, high-end clothes store will soon be moving into a vacant storefront along the strip and are encouraged by developments in the long-running Somerset House saga. The vacant former hotel and pub, the site of a partial building collapse several years ago, could see redevelopment in the near future, something Leadman said can’t come soon enough. “We think that will be a big boost for the street,” she said. “It has been an eyesore. I think the owner is keen to move forward.” While Halloween has yet to pass, the BIA is already looking towards the Christmas season, with a Bank Street gift card program expected to come into effect in November.

The City of Ottawa’s 2014 draft tax-supported budget will be tabled on Wednesday, October 23. In addition to ongoing social media consultation and registering as a public delegation at a Standing Committee budget review meeting, the public has the opportunity to attend one of four regional bilingual public consultations hosted by the City. If you are unsure about which consultation to attend, contact your City Councillor’s office. East/Rural East Monday, October 28 7 to 9 p.m. Shenkman Arts Centre, Richcraft Theatre 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orléans

South/Rural South Wednesday, October 30 7 to 9 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall A 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean

West/Rural West Tuesday, October 29 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic School 180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

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Community - Don’t be alarmed when if you see the walking dead shambling down Bank Street this Halloween – in fact, it’s in your best interests to become their victims. A new promotional event being created by the Bank Street Business Improvement Area will see volunteer zombies handing out lanyards to their victims, each of which contain a barcode that puts people in the running for three grand prizes. Each barcode has the potential to open one of three prize-filled coffins laid out at La Prep, on the corner of Bank and Cooper streets. Occurring from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 31, the festive promotion is part of the newly rebranded BIA’s outside-thebox marketing strategy. “(Zombie) recruitment has been great,” said BIA executive director Christine Leadman, adding the group has partnered with members of Capital Pride for the promotion. Leadman has headed the

Bank Street BIA since September after serving as the director of the Glebe BIA. Inside the three coffins, which will be opened on Oct. 31, will be gift certificates in the amounts of $500, $1,000 and $1,500, redeemable at Bank Street businesses. Even the barcodes that don’t unlock the prize coffins will still provide the zombie’s victims with special offers from participating BIA members. Earlier this year, the BIA launched a rebranding initiative to bring a new look and heightened visibility to Centretown’s Bank Street strip. In addition to a new logo and slogan, the initiative sought to renew storefronts and sidewalks, while pursuing innovative seasonal promotions. “This is the start of the rebranding,” said Leadman. “The direction of our board was that they wanted to see new activities, and experiment – try it, see what happens and get involved.” Leadman said the businesses operating along that stretch of Bank have always

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Safety changes coming to Transitway bus crash site Sept. 28 re-enactment of the crash. When asked why the city decided to undertake these changes now, Kirkpatrick said the city now has the benefit of the Transportation Safety Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s observations. Around 530 in-service buses cross the rail tracks at that location on any given weekday. The city is not looking at applying any of these safety

Lower speeds, tree removal, new flashing lights planned for Fallowfield crossing Laura Mueller

News - The city will reduce the speed limit, trim trees and eventually add a new warning light at the rail crossing where six people were killed when a bus and train collided last month. The changes include reducing the speed limit to 50 kilometres per hour from 60 km/h in both directions approaching the Fallowfield crossing. Sign clutter around the crossing will be reduced and replaced with signs that emphasize the slower speed limit. The city will cut down dying trees and vegetation and move

viable trees to other locations to improve sightlines, said city manager Kent Kirkpatrick. Those changes were set to be completed on Oct. 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a day after Kirkpatrick announced them during a transit commission meeting. The city is also working with Via Rail to add an additional blinking warning signal in the northbound direction that would go off several seconds in advance of a train crossing. The cost of adding that signal and the timeline for it to be installed and synched with Viaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signaling system are not yet known, Kirkpatrick said. He emphasized the changes

improvements to the other level crossings in the city. The idea of having buses come to a full stop every time before crossing the tracks did not come up, Kirkpatrick said. During its investigation, the board will be looking at bus, crossing and â&#x20AC;&#x153;human factorsâ&#x20AC;? that contributed to or caused the Sept. 18 crash between an OC Transpo and Via train. Thirty-three people were injured in the tragedy.


The city will introduce changes to a level crossing in Barrhaven after a fatal collision between a Via Rail train and an OC Transpo bus claimed six lives last month. are not based on any orders, direction or recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board, the federal body taking the lead on the crash investigation.

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Man charged after attacking dog with shovel Ottawa East News staff

News - An Ottawa man faces several charges and remains in police custody after an 18month-old dog was beaten and left for dead in a Manor Park garbage dumpster. On Wednesday, Oct. 16 police were called to Manor Park after witnesses reported seeing a man repeatedly kick a young female Labrador-Shepherd mix and then beat her with a rake and shovel. Those who tried to intervene on behalf of the injured animal were threatened by the man who was brandishing a rake, according to a release issued

by police. Police located the man and arrested him without incident. The young dog, named Breezy, was rushed to the Ottawa Humane Society where she was treated with pain medication. She suffered traumatic wounds and deep cuts to her head. She survived the night and was listed in stable but critical condition on Thursday, Oct. 17. Veterinarians are concerned about potential brain swelling and it is still unclear whether the dog will survive the attack. The Ottawa Humane Society is assisting police with its ongoing investigation.

Steven Hefler, 24 years old, of Ottawa has been charged with criminal harassment, intimidation, two counts of assault with a weapon, injuring or endangering an animal and willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal. He appeared in court Thursday, Oct. 17 and was remanded into custody.

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TransCanada brings pipeline proposal to town John Curry


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News - Residents and environmental activists gathered at Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena on Oct. 10 to hear details of the proposed TransCanada Energy East Pipeline project. If approved, the 4,500-kilometre pipeline will carry nearly one million barrels of crude oil per day from refineries in Alberta and Saskatchewan to Eastern Canada. A portion of the pipeline will pass just west of Stittsville and is now a twin natural gas pipeline. Under the TransCanada proposal it will become both a natural gas pipeline and a crude oil pipeline. TransCanada must hold consultations with all individuals, groups and agencies affected by the project before submitting a formal application to the National Energy Board, the federal agency that regulates interprovincial pipelines. Amber McCoy of Richmond said she was concerned about how a spill from the pipeline, which would run just west of the village of

groups sent representatives to protest the proposed pipeline. Some carried banners warning people about the 3.8 million litre oil spill at the Kalamazoo River in Michigan and volunteers handed out brochures describing the project as the “Energy Waste Pipeline.” “There’s more to the story than what’s going on inside,” said Andrea Harden-Donahue, energy and climate justice campaigner with the Council of Canadians. Harden-Donahue was handing out pink information sheets containing various “talking points” countering some of the claims being made by TransCanada about the Energy East pipeline project such as relieving dependence on foreign oil, creating jobs and pipeline safety. The information sheet stated that “The Council of Canadians opposes the Energy East pipeline” because it would

pose a threat to local water supplies, would promote expansion of the tar sands in Alberta and would delay any switch to alternative energy sources. PIPELINE SAFETY

TransCanada spokesperson Philippe Cannon said that safety is TransCanada’s number one priority and noted that the Energy East pipeline will be monitored on a 24/7 basis. With any drop in pressure along the pipeline, that area can be isolated in a matter of minutes, he said. In addition, the valves in the pipeline in that area will shut off automatically if conditions persist, regardless of what action is taken or not taken by the monitoring staff. In fact, he said that TransCanada has an even better safety record than the 99.99 percent industry-wide safety record for pipelines proclaimed

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by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. He said that TransCanada has never had an oil pipeline rupture. He said that “incidents” do happen and are reported but that they are not spills but rather situations which arise at oil pipeline pumping stations where any spilled oil is contained within the pumping station. Cannon said that TransCanada invests each year in safety, touting that the company has the “leading industry record and plans to keep it that way.” He also explained about the “PIG,” or pipeline investigation gauge, an instrument that uses magnetic technology and sensors to detect any flaws or defects on the inside of a pipeline. The device is used not only to clean a pipeline but also in situations of a pipeline conversion from natural gas to oil as is being proposed in the Energy East situation. The device is used to travel through the emptied pipeline, checking the pipe centimeter by centimeter. It can detect any defect or bump in the pipe. The result is that TransCanada digs up the section of pipe identified by the PIG and either repairs the pipe or replaces it. Then the pipeline is pressure tested using water before any oil would be transported through it. Cannon noted that the pipeline being converted to oil from natural gas in the Stittsville area was installed in 2005. He dismissed concerns that eliminating one of the two current natural gas pipelines running through this right-of-way would impact the future availability and price of natural gas in the Ottawa area. He said that TransCanada has done all of the calculations and TransCanada will be able to continue to deliver all of the natural gas needed by its customers who distribute it locally.

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Holocaust survivor tells story of Swedish diplomat’s heroism Jennifer McIntosh

News - Judith Weiszmann was a 14-year-old girl worried about her family and way of life when her father started working with Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Second World War. Weiszmann spoke to students at Merivale High School on Oct. 4 about the bravery of a man who saved her from the fate many of her family members met at Auschwitz. Irv Osterer, head of Merivale’s arts department, said B’Nai Brith paid for Weiszmann to fly to Ottawa, while the school paid her train fare to head to another speaking engagement in Toronto. “We were really lucky,” he said, adding he hoped to show Weiszmann the newly-named Raoul Wallenberg Park on Viewmount Drive. Weiszmann, a retired structural engineer, has given many talks on her experiences and firmly believes she wouldn’t have had the life she did without Wallenberg’s intervention. “He wasn’t Jewish and he was safe in Sweden,” Weiszmann said. “He risked his life to help people he didn’t even know.” Canada Post honoured the diplomat for his humanitarian work with a stamp in January. Weiszmann is depicted on the stamp with Wallenberg, along with a copy of her mother’s Shutz Pass – a document invented by Wallenberg to help give Hungarian Jews safe passage to Sweden. Wallenberg was also the first honorary

Canadian citizen, given his citizenship posthumously in 1987. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944, but Weiszmann said there always plenty of anti-Semitic sentiment. “Because of the Hungarian Nazi propaganda people welcomed the occupation,” she said. Almost overnight Jews were forced to wear a star sewn onto their clothes. People with trade certificates had to hand in their documentation and were no longer able to practise their careers. “In some cases villages only had one doctor and that doctor was Jewish,” Weiszmann said. “The hate was so strong that people would rather see the general population suffer from lack of medical attention than a have a Jew as a doctor.” The homes of Jews in Budapest were seized and families were forced to share small apartments in a dangerous part of Hungary’s capital city. “There was sometimes more than one family per apartment,” Weiszmann said. “There was only room for a mattress…sometimes not even that.” She added every rule came with the threat of deportation to the camps. But what was happening there was a great secret. People shipped to Auschwitz were forced to write postcards to their families saying they were in a German town that didn’t exist. Often by the time the families received the letters they were dead. “There was a lot of brainwashing going on,” Weiszmann said. She said nine months before the

war ended it became clear to the Germans that they weren’t going to win. “That’s when the goal changed,” she said. “The main goal became to rid Europe of all the Jews.” That’s when Wallenberg, a Swedish businessman, offered to help. He was given diplomatic status to develop the Shutz Pass, a document made to look like a passport, written in Hungarian and German, which gave the bearer passage to Sweden where they would be sponsored. When Wallenberg got to Hungary, a business associate of Weiszmann’s father sponsored him and he went to

work with Wallenberg at the Swedish Embassy in Budapest. “My father spoke many languages,” Weiszmann said. Originally the plan was to offer refuge to those who had family or friends in Sweden but the movement quickly grew. Weiszmann said it got to the point where Wallenberg would go to the Danube River to claim Jews just before they were shot. “‘You can’t kill my Swedes,’ he’d say,” Weiszmann said. “He was fearless.” In January of 1945 – just months before the end of the war – Wallen-

berg met with the Russians to ask permission to go into Debrecen, a city in the Soviet Union where he could purchase food and supplies. He left with a military transport and was never seen again. “Before he left he said to my father, ‘I don’t know if these are my body guards or jailers,’” Weiszmann said. She added his story should encourage students to see the difference one person can make. “He was the greatest humanitarian of the 20th century,” Weiszmann said.



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Pumpkin carving celebs destined for Wickedly Westboro Brooklyn’s Maniac Pumpkin Carvers to showcase talents at Oct. 26 event Steph Willems

News - Pumpkin carving can often yield subpar results, but not if Marc Evan and Chris Soria are on hand. The Brooklyn, N.Y., based “extreme” pumpkin carvers make up the award-winning Maniac Pumpkin Carvers and will be bringing their knife-handling skills to Westboro on Oct. 26. The Westboro Village BIA’s third annual Wickedly Westboro event takes place along the Richmond Road strip from Oct. 26 to 31, bringing activities, scavenger hunts, workshops and much more to Hal-

loween enthusiasts. The centrepiece of the week will be the appearance of the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers at the Westboro Farmers Market. “It’s a medium they love to work with and we’re really looking forward to having them here,” said Mary Thorne, executive director of the BIA. Known for carving the likeness of famous works of art into the flesh of pumpkins – including Edvard Munch’s The Scream – Evan (the duo’s founder) was the winner of the Food Network’s 2012 “Halloween Wars.” Thorne said both Even and Soria have extensive artistic backgrounds and plan to meet with Ottawa’s uniquely talented ice carvers while they are in the city. Their presence will add a bit of wow to the kickoff day of Wickedly Westboro, she said, which is what the organization was hoping for. “We’ll be auctioning off two of the

extreme pumpkins at the market that day, one at noon, and another other at 2 p.m.,” said Thorne, adding that the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27 will be the last of the season for the popular farmers market. Not content to just show off their skills at the farmers market, the two extreme carvers will spend the day prior to the kickoff mentoring students from the Algonquin College School of Hospitality and Tourism. The opening day will also feature a community-wide scavenger hunt, food and drink from participating restaurants, and myriad activities (and treat bags) for kids. Children are encouraged to dress in costume. Shop owners and restaurateurs along Richmond will take part in the week-long celebration by carving their own pumpkins to be placed in their businesses’ windows. The Wickedly Westboro Pumpkin Stroll invites the public to judge the pumpkins while out for a walk, with the winners announced on Nov. 7.


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Funeral procession plans look to address safety concerns Cars draped in purple to become more common sight Jennifer McIntosh

News - As life changes, so does the business of dealing with its end, said Kelly Funeral Home general manager John Laframboise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It used to be in the country or small towns people would pull over for a funeral procession,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder to recognize.â&#x20AC;? Daytime running lights on every car â&#x20AC;&#x201C; instead of only on cars linked headed to a cemetery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the lack of a hearse make it difficult to pick out a procession amid the daily commute. Corrine Lavictoire, president of Professional Processions, said a hearse used to be the most common visual cue of a cortege, but with more and more people opting for cremation instead of burial, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the need to have the larger vehicle available for the casket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lead car is typically a sedan,â&#x20AC;? Laframboise said, adding police escorts to help mourners get to their destination have become an unafford-

able expense for most people. Enter the Professional Procession emblem. The markers, made to look like banners or flags on the front hood or side-view mirrors of the procession cars, have a white cross with the word funeral superimposed over a purple background. Lavictoire said the idea came from a funeral home that had come to her with a problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were having trouble even getting out of their own parking lot,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we sat down and brainstormed.â&#x20AC;? Laframboise said that a few years ago there was a campaign to have a flashing purple light â&#x20AC;&#x201C; similar to ones used by snowplows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sit on top of the lead car in a procession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t well publicized though and never really went anywhere,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lavictoire said with society moving at such a fast pace, we lose some of the tradition and ceremony that once went with a funeral. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to validate life,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And making the procession recognizable allows drivers to pause and give quiet respect.â&#x20AC;? A crash in Chicago this August,

Police arrest 14 men in latest Vanier-area john sweep Ottawa East News staff

News - The latest effort by Ottawa police to crack down on prostitution in the Vanier area saw more than a dozen people arrested on Oct. 14 and 15. A total of 14 men were arrested in the sweep. Eleven of those qualified to attend the pre-charge diversion program, which includes attending â&#x20AC;&#x153;johnâ&#x20AC;? school, a project that applies a restorative justice approach to the effects of prostitution within our communities and focuses on education.

The remaining three were charged with a variety of offences including communicating for the purpose of prostitution, mischief and solicitation. One of the three was also charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Resisting Arrest and breach of probation. A total of eight criminal charges were laid during the sweep. Police conduct such sweeps in response to community complaints as one of their strategies to combat prostitution related issues.

where one person was killed and seven people hospitalized while in a procession, highlighted the need for safety measures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too often the public canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recognize a funeral procession, causing dif-

ficulties in keeping the line together and potentially causing accidents,â&#x20AC;? Laframboise said. The launch of the Ottawa partnership between Professional Processions and Kelly Funeral Homes in

early October was the first of its kind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people are mourning and planning the services, the last thing they need to worry about is how they are going to get from point A to point B,â&#x20AC;? Lavictoire said.

Trick or Treat with the Mayor Mayor Jim Watson invites you to an evening of safe Halloween fun in support of the Ottawa Food Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baby Supply Cupboard.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West Trick or treat with the Mayor and your favourite costumed characters in Jean Pigott Place and enjoy classic Halloween movies in Andrew S. Haydon Hall. The fun continues outside on Marion Dewar Plaza where you can decorate your very own miniature pumpkin and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides.

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According to presenters at a meeting to discuss the Preston-Carling public realm study, Ev Tremblay Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the only green spaces in the area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is deteriorating and in need of investment.

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News - Building heights make a lot of headlines in Ottawa, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean what happens on the ground isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t important. On Oct. 8, the public was invited to pose questions to members of the planning team working on the Carling-Preston Public Realm and Mobility Study, part of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community design plan. While community working groups have already scrutinized the public realm strategy and made suggestions towards it, most residents had yet to see what ideas were on the table. David Leinster, landscape architect and partner with The Planning Partnership, outlined the opportunities that existed for parks and open spaces in the study area, which werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t numerous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of opportunity to create new parkland,â&#x20AC;? said Leinster, adding that in the future the city could look at working with private partners to create public green space in new developments.

Among the spaces likely to see redevelopment are the Beechgrove Apartments on Beech Street, and the surface parking lot at Preston and Aberdeen streets. The Beechgrove site is next door (and across Champagne Avenue) from Eve Tremblay Park, and any park expansion would require the city to purchase some or all of the property were it to come up for sale. Eve Tremblay Park stands out as the largest plot of green space in the area, located at the corner of Beech and Champagne. Next to it sits the lot that housed the former Humane Society building, which has since been sold to a developer - a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lost opportunity,â&#x20AC;? according to Leinster. Ron Jack, a traffic planner with Delcan who steered the traffic and infrastructure component of the evening, called the park â&#x20AC;&#x153;well-used, and â&#x20AC;Ś almost over-loved.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deteriorating and needs investment,â&#x20AC;? said Jack, adding he envisioned a landscaped public seating area on the corner of Beech and Champagne that would be more formal

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and useable than what is there now. The intersection of Beech and Champagne, including its approaches, are envisioned as a cobbled roadway, with stretch of Champagne south of Beech being configured in such a way that it could be closed off. This would allow events in the park to spill over into the street. While the multi-user pathway on the east side of the O-Train tracks was completed earlier this year, running from Dowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake to the Ottawa River, opportunities exist to make that route more enjoyable. The stretch from Young Street to Carling Avenue should see upgrades, said Leinster, in response to a residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request for new benches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to widen (the pathway) and make it obvious where bikes have to be, rather than where pedestrians should be,â&#x20AC;? he said. A pathway is also envisioned on the west side of the O-Train, running from Beech to Carling Avenue. A pedestrian bridge crossing the tracks on the Hickory Street corridor is expected to get underway in the next year, as is a signalized crossing on Carling for the multi-user pathway. In terms of traffic flow, Jack said the median at Rochester Street and Carling could be opened to allow the â&#x20AC;&#x153;underutilizedâ&#x20AC;? intersection to take rush hour traffic off of side streets. Signal changes at Carling and Champagne could be made to stop a similar situation, in which vehicles seek to lessen the delay by cutting across side streets. Later this fall, the completion of a draft secondary plan is expected, with further consultations to follow.


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Murder Room offers a deathly funny farce on Osgoode stage Isle in the River Review up to old tricks this fall Emma Jackson

Arts - Melodramatic music, pregnant pauses and a few good attempted murders: this is what audiences can expect from The Murder Room, the latest farce from Isle in the River Review theatre troupe in Osgoode. Jack Sharkey’s British-style comedy is meant to have audience members rolling in the aisles while cast members may be rolling each other into graves – or trying to, at least. “It’s a tremendous spoof, it’s tongue-in-cheek, it’s overexaggerated characters, all of whom think they’re smarter than they really are,” said codirector Gord Hawkes, who is sharing directorial duties with Lynn Jolicoeur. “They’re all a couple bulbs short of a chandelier.” The farce follows a golddigger named Mavis, who opens the play with a failed attempt to murder her new husband Edgar. “It’s the story of her trying to off her new husband in order to acquire his wealth,”

Hawkes said. “And in the process his daughter shows up and is technically the heir. So now the gold-digger must deal with the daughter.” The daughter arrives with a rich young American on her arm. An inspector and a ditzy housekeeper round out the characters, which is played by an all-star cast pulled from several nearby theatre groups. Just Kiddin Theatre founder Andrie Nel, Anne Peterson and Kris Zebarth from the Greely Players and ITR veterans Katrina Bussey and Ian Bell will join Manotick resident Alan Arbuckle on stage beginning Nov. 15. “We have easily one of the best casts I’ve ever seen,” Hawkes said. “They’re eager, attentive and ready to learn.” Hawkes has been working with the theatre company for about 12 years and has directed four shows in the past. He said ITR loves to produce farces and comedies because the cast and crew want to make the audience laugh. “Without an audience there’s no performance,” Hawkes said. “People come to theatre to escape, and farce allows them to escape in such a magical and relaxed way.” He said The Murder Room is family-friendly and will appeal to anyone aged 10 and

up. “The humour is funny on so many levels, it’s visual comedy and silly banter,” he said. The Murder Room runs at the Osgoode Community Centre Nov. 15 to 17 and Nov. 21 to 23. Shows on Nov. 15, 16, 21 and 22 begin at 7:30 p.m. The Nov. 17 matinee begins at 2 p.m. and the dinner show on Nov. 23 begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $48 for the dinner show. ITR president Judy Beltzner encouraged people to buy their tickets early, especially for the dinner show, so the cast and crew can prepare. She also made a case for becoming an ITR patron. “As a patron you get benefits that include advance purchase options, you get priority seating and you get a tax receipt,” she said. “It’s a way to support ITR and give a little benefit to yourself.” For example, patrons save $18 on the price of the dinner theatre. An $85 donation gives the patron $60 worth of tickets and a $25 tax reciept. “It’s win-win,” Beltzner said. For more information about The Murder Room and ITR, visit www.itrtheatrecompany. com.


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Homes for the Holidays just around the corner! by Robert Greenslade The eleventh annual Homes for the Holidays tour on November 15, 16 and 17, is only days away and anticipation is building for this very special event. The tour, now its eleventh year, supports end-of-life care programs offered by Hospice Care Ottawa, including those at the May Court Hospice. “Homes for the Holidays will help us improve hospice services in Ottawa and reach our goal of increasing the number of area beds,” noted Lisa Sullivan, Executive Director of Hospice Care Ottawa. The tour is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and features six outstanding homes in the neighbourhoods of Rockcliffe Park, Rothwell Heights, the Glebe, Old Ottawa South and Island Park Drive. Prominent area florists and designers will volunteer their decorating skills to the homes: three reflecting a specific seasonal theme (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and three highlighting the festive spirit of the holidays. For example,104 Black Maple Private features a “Very Special Christmas Eve”. This home is one of a collection of six elegant residences on the street. Mood Moss Florist and Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts combine their decorating talents to this home. Another Rockcliffe Park home, the residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Canada (494 Lansdowne Road North), is a stately French Château-style home, decorated for the tour by Tivoli Florist. This house was acquired by the Government of Switzerland in 1948 and enjoys frontage on picturesque McKay Lake. Striking 13 Massey Lane in Rothwell Heights is decorated by Stoneblossom Floral Gallery. The home features mature trees and is notable for its cedar shingles, copper roof accents and front canopy. A “Christmas Morning Wonder” (Tinseltown offers the Christmas decorative magic here) awaits visitors to 8 Thornton Avenue, just steps from bustling Bank Street. It’s interesting to note that the homeowner and her father worked closely to design the exterior and interior of this sun-drenched home. A relatively new home, designed by Barry Hobin and decorated by Mill Street Florist, 900 Colonel By Drive’s stucco and stone exterior gives way to a light and airy interior and preserves ties to its past by retaining the property’s 150-year-old stone wall. And visitors will not want to miss 512 Island Park Drive, decorated by Michael Courdin Design, for the “New Year’s Eve Celebration”! This contemporary home features many windows which give the house a strong connection to the outdoors. Participants will also want to visit the completely revamped Holiday PopUp Shop, this year located at the Official Residence of the Irish Ambassador (291 Park Road). Visitors will be able to get a head start on their holiday shopping and browse the children’s corner, affordable artwork, jewellery, seasonal décor, and delicious preserves prepared by some of the region’s top food purveyors (and visitors can pause for a coffee or tea too). And the best news is you won’t have to go far for tickets! Tickets are available at 25 outlets across the city and via PayPal too. For outlets and information about Hospice Care Ottawa and the tour, go to R0012356147

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Bake table had several roles in Depression-era kitchen


ven at a young age, I was aware of the sameness of all the farm kitchens in Northcote. There was always a creton couch, although the shapes varied. Some had one end curved upwards, so a pillow wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needed to rest your head; our couch lay flat and there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a mattress on it. Instead, it had several layers of quilts that protected you from the coil springs. This couch was where the farmer put his weary head after his noon dinner for a few minutes rest before he headed back out to the fields or the barns. Every kitchen had a cook stove. Some people just called it simply the range, but Mother called our big lumbering iron stove the Oval. The other constant in a farm kitchen was the bake table. This differed greatly from the big pine table that stretched out to sit at least 12 people when necessary. The bake table was much smaller.

MARY COOK Memories Longer than it was wide, it had a small drawer at one end. Ours had a white porcelain top and it stood several inches taller than the big table we ate our meals at every day. Why it was called the bake table, I have no idea, because Mother never once baked on it. Perhaps it was because this is where pies were set to cool off and freshly made loaves of bread waited to be wrapped in split-open brown paper bags saved from orders from Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store. The little drawer, much longer than it was wide, held our supply of flour bag tea towels, neatly folded and ironed, of course. The bake table sat close to the

back door, but unless there were pies and freshly baked bread spread out on it, Mother liked to keep it bare. Heaven forbid that you should put a wet mitt, a school bag or anything else that would leave a spot on the shiny white porcelain. Mother kept the bake table spotlessly clean and when company was expected it was wiped with a wet dish cloth whether it needed it or not. Then a little white square table cloth was put on it and -- if one had survived the season -- a bright red geranium plunked down in the middle. The bake table had another use too: when company overflowed and the old pine table couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold another soul and extra seating was needed, the bake table was put to use. It was moved out from the wall and this is where the youngest of us ate our meal, well away from the kitchen table and the company. The little table could only seat four

people, one at each end and one on each side. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much care for eating at the bake table. It removed me from the joyous activity surrounding the big table, but as well, because the bake table was so much higher, we had to take pillows off the beds to sit on or else our chins would be in our dinner plates. Being the youngest in our family, I was always doomed to eat at the bake table with other young cousins. My cousin Ronny loved to eat at the bake table. Then he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to watch his table manners and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unusual for him to take off his plate anything he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like and put it in his pantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pocket and dispose of it after the meal. The kitchen was the biggest room in our old log house, but there was no built in cupboards. Dishes were kept in the back-to-the-wall cupboard and pots and pans either sat on top of the warming closet of the Findlay Oval or stored in it.

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Those components were all there, Sheppard said, but his question now is whether, how and when those ideas would be implemented. Sheppard would also like to see more frequent reporting on pedestrian safety and better monitoring and ac-

tion on dangerous intersections. The Centretown community association knows intensification will continue to densify its neighbourhood, which is preferable to allowing homes to be built in places like the greenbelt, Sheppard said. Intensification was also on John Forseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind. While the plan sounds

great, said the former Manor Park Community Association president, it can fall down when specific developments are proposed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plan makes sense. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of pressure from individual developers,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another Centretown resident, Michael Lambert, was more concerned about something outside his neigh-

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vision is based strongly on ideas successfully implemented in his home country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plan is good,â&#x20AC;? he said. Adding bike lanes that help people get to light-rail transit stations will boost both cycling and transit use, Moor said. He also applauded the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recognition that 40 per cent of trips by all modes are between points within a neighbourhood, so the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan includes bicycle lanes and pathways to make those trip safer. The idea is to encourage people to make those trips to local destinations by bike, even if they live in the suburbs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am not going to hop on a bike and cycle downtown,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but they can still cycle to their Starbucks or library,â&#x20AC;? Moor said. Connecting cycling facilities with new pedestrian bridges at Donald and Somerset streets, the Prince of Wales bridge to Gatineau and a bridge at Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street will be a huge boon for cyclists, as will a network of bike lanes the city will prioritize plowing in the winter, Moor said. The draft plan will be considered and potentially altered by the transit commission on Oct. 24 and the transportation committee on Nov. 15. Council has the final say on Nov. 26. There is still one public information session left to take place in OrlĂŠans: Oct. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex Covent Glen Room, 1490 Youville Dr. R0012233909


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bourhood. The glaring omission overriding his assessment of the plans was the lack of a light-rail link to the airport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Ottawa wants to become a world-class city, the airport needs to be on the main transit line,â&#x20AC;? Lambert said, noting that larger cities like Toronto and Vancouver are making it a priority to link their rail lines to airports. While he understands the rail spur would have an additional cost, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure how much it would be. But he is convinced the upper levels of government would be interested in kicking in some funding to send light rail to the airport. Forsey was also contemplating transit to the airport. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been following the plans and is especially interested in transit, having sat on an advisory group for the first phase of light rail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Confederation Line. He sees the missing airport link as a tradeoff between being able to afford transit for residents who commute and visitors to the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you did that, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to give up something else,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hans Moor, president of local bicycle advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling, was also on hand to praise the plan. Moor, who grew up in the Netherlands, said the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cycling

The bake table was the perfect place, when we hosted the Saturday night house party, for the eleven quart baskets of sandwiches and the slab cakes brought in by the neighbours for the late-night lunch. When you walked by you could smell the egg salad sandwiches and the maple icing on the slab cakes. Mother loved the bake table. I think now it was because it had a porcelain top and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made of pine like most of the furniture in that old log house. Mother liked any piece of furniture that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t made of pine. She once said pine rhymed with poverty. I was too young to know the meaning behind the comment. Sometimes Mother sat at the bake table. She would put her sewing basket on it and do some mending or she would spread out the Philadelphia Inquirer. It was considered her table and all of us, including Father, knew better than to put as much as a pencil on it.





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Pumpkin cupcakes will spice up Halloween parties Lifestyle - These spicy morsels will be the hit of your Halloween party. To save time, use purchased frosting in place of homemade. You’ll find everything you need such as candies and sprinkles at your local bulk food store, to make “spook-tacular” decorated cupcakes. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Baking time: 30 minutes. Decorating time: 30 minutes. Serves 12. INGREDIENTS

• 50 ml (1/4 cup ml) butter, softened • 150 ml (2/3 cup) granulated sugar • 1 egg • 150 ml (2/3 cup) pumpkin puree • 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla • 300 ml (1-1/4 cups) all-purpose flour • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder

• 5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) baking soda • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) ground ginger • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) nutmeg • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground cloves • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt • decorator frosting (recipe follows)

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• 125 ml (1/2 cup) butter, softened or shortening • 20 ml (4 tsp) lukewarm water • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla • 500 ml (2 cups) icing sugar • food colouring In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, water and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth. Add colour as desired, then pipe or spread the icing onto the cupcakes.


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Notice is hereby provided that the Council of the City of Ottawa passed Zoning By-law Nos. 2013-315, 2013-316, 2013-317 and 2013-318 and adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 127 on the 9th day of October 2013. The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments affects properties within the study boundary which includes the lands north and south of Montreal Road from North River Road to St. Laurent Boulevard and the lands north and south of McArthur Avenue from North River Road to east of the Vanier Parkway. More details on the properties affected by the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-laws can be found at the Study’s website under Montreal Road District Secondary Plan: The purpose of Official Plan Amendment No. 127 is to delete the Site Specific Policy for the former City of Vanier and introduce a Secondary Plan for the Montreal Road District. The Secondary Plan is the policy direction to guide the long term design and development of lands in the area.

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The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to implement the zoning in the study area to reflect the new Montreal Road District Secondary Plan. By-law Nos. 2013-315, 2013-316, 2013317 and 2013-318 will implement the Montreal Road District Secondary Plan. For further information on the above, please contact Melanie Knight, Planner, at 613-580-2424, extension 28439 or by e-mail at Any person or public body who, before the Zoning By-laws or the Official Plan Amendment were enacted, made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to City Council, may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board with respect to any of the four Zoning By-laws or the Official Plan Amendment, by filing with the City Clerk of the City of Ottawa, a notice of appeal setting out their objection to the Zoning By-law(s) or the Official Plan Amendment and the reasons in support of the objection. Each appeal must be accompanied by the Ontario Municipal Board’s prescribed fee of $125.00, which may be made in the form of a cheque payable to the Minister of Finance.

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Para Transpo electronic fare system to remain separate Now, the major complaint from users is the 24 to 24hour delay between when they manually reload their balance or renew monthly pass online and when it will be recognized by the Presto system when they tap their pass on a bus. Manconi re-iterated that OC Transpo is working with Presto’s parent agency, Metrolinx, to shrink that time window. A four-hour delay is the target, but Manconi couldn’t say when that might happen. That’s because Metrolinx is currently working on upgrades to make the Presto system compatible across all

the municipalities that use it, including the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Making too many big changes to the system all at once could make it prone to crashing, so the 24-to-48-hour delay issue might have to wait until that’s done. That change might come by the end of the year, but neither Manconi nor Metrolinx official Rob Hollis would commit to a firm timeline. SEPARATE PARA SYSTEM

After being blasted by accessibility advocates for neglecting to include the Presto system on accessible Para Transpo vans, OC Transpo has

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Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under control An Immaculata High School player keeps the ball away from two Louis Riel players during a match at the Louis Riel dome on Oct. 15. Both teams play in the senior boys OFSSA division of the high school league.



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Taming the Hornet’s Nest Lycée Claudel runner Antoine Dionne, above, finishes second in the junior boys race at the Hornet’s Nest in Blackburn Hamlet on Oct. 17. The race served as the east qualifier for the national capital high school championship, which is scheduled for Oct. 24, also at the Hornet’s Nest. Louis Riel runner Felix Robillard, above right, was also among the top finishers in the race.

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Transportation Master Pl Plan contains wins for Beacon Hill-Cyrville! There is lots of great news for Beacon Hill-Cyrville in the draft TMP (Transportation Master Plan). The last time the TMP was revised was in 2008, and unfortunately Cyrville Road fell off the plan.

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News – A little music goes a long way towards finding a cure. For the seventh year in a row, Babes4Breasts’ annual fundraising concert benefitting breast cancer research is set to take place at Southminster United Church on Oct. 24. The charitable organization is hosting its annual fundraising concert to raise awareness and funds for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s music therapy program and the Maplesoft Centre for cancer survivorship care. Since 2007, Babes4Breasts has donated more than $80,000 to a variety of breast cancer-related charities. Founder Ana Miura said this year’s edition will once again feature renowned local and Canadian singers who will perform altogether in a “song circle”, a tradition in folk music. “It’s going to be a great selection of artists,” she said. “We all know each other and have played music with each other over the years.” The fundraiser follows the same outline as in years past, but this year includes two male performers and three female artists – a completely new angle to the event, said Miura, as it previously featured only female performers. The reason of including the male performers is to raise

awareness that breast cancer not only affects women, but also men, said Miura. Although the disease affects less than one per cent of men, according to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, they shouldn’t be forgotten, said Miura. In 2013, approximately 23,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 200 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men, according to the foundation. “It’s time to recognize that men also get breast cancer,” she said. “It’s not as prevalent, but it does happen. So the fact that we are having men on the bill (on Oct. 24) is completely new for the event. Men are also often the support behind the women, too.” Set to perform are Matthew Barber, James Keelaghan, as well as renowned Ottawa musician Amanda Rheaume, Miura, and Lyndell Montgomery. The highest honour for a musician, said Miura, is the chance to share their version of the human condition through music or any other art form. This is what the concert strives for, she added. Anchored by the annual benefit concert, Babes4Breasts has raised money for a variety of Breast Cancer related charities including the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Shirley E. Greenberg Breast Imaging Suite, The Canadian Breast Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2003, Miura felt a desire

to give back to the community through the power of music. The Nepean resident and musician, who has family and friends who have battled breast cancer, chose music as her method of raising funds and awareness. She reached out to the Ottawa music community, and in her first year invited four other female artists for her first annual-benefit concert, raising $500 for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa. As a young student and busy single mom, the musician hadn’t planned for an annual event. But in 2005, her perspective changed when the mother of one of her oldest friends passed away of breast cancer. “We were standing at the back of the church during the funeral and I had a clear thought: this should not be happening to anyone,” she said. “We have to do something. I have to do something. That’s when I decided I would start planning Babes4Breasts again.” From that point on, Babes4Breasts began to grow. With the help of her friend Amanda Rheamue, the two set out to plan and perform in concerts across Canada from 2007 until now. Featuring more than 40 artists and touring through 21 different Canadian cities, Babes4Breasts raised more than $50,000 for a variety of charities. In 2010, the benefit concert returned to Ottawa, and Miura focused on local efforts. A year later, they released their first ever compilation

album featuring artists from across Canada. In 2012, a second compilation album was released, and a third one has been created and is available for sale. The result of the annual benefit concert is nothing short of rewarding, said Miura, and it in turn inspires others to give back in other ways. “The whole purpose of the event is to have it simply be a caring reflection of the community,” she said. “The concert is really a celebration of all these artists coming together for a great cause. I have a really strong belief that we all need to do something for other people, no matter how small.” In April 2012, Miura was recognized for her efforts on a national level and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in recognition of her contributions to her community through Babes4Breasts. But, she said, the award belongs to everyone involved in the project. Tickets are available for advance purchase at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, all Compact Music and CD Warehouse locations or online at Concert tickets are $20 for advance purchase and $27 at the door. CDs will be available at aforementioned locations as well as all Bridgehead locations during October. Compilations are available for a limited time for 50 per cent off or $10 per copy. For more information, visit

Another highlight I am very proud to have pushed for and is in the draft version of the TMP, is a multi-use pathway on the east side of Shefford Road from Montreal Road to the Ottawa River pathway. This is a big win and will keep us all safer. Please keep in mind that this is still a draft until approved by Council, but I am confident it will be moving forward. The revised TMP will be presented to Transportation Committee on November 15, 2013, and presented to Council for approval on November 26, 2013. After Council approval, I will be sending out a list of additional highlights in my December newsletter (Print and eNews).

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This year’s Babes4Breasts boasts a lineup of local and national artists. They’ll join forces on Oct. 24 to raise funds and awareness of breast cancer in men and women during a benefit concert at Southminster United Church.

In my 2010 election campaign, I promised residents I would work hard to see it put back in the plan, and proud to say not only is Cyrville Road back in the draft plan, but is on a ‘main streeting’ project list as well as scheduled for a multi-use pedestrian connection. Ottawa East News EMC - Thursday, October 24, 2013



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Fury to host spring matches at Carleton University field Brier Dodge

Sports - The Ottawa Fury FC will move into a temporary home as players await the major rebuild of Lansdowne Park to be completed. Carleton University will host the team’s spring 2014 North American Soccer League games at Keith Harris Stadium, just off Bronson Avenue. The 10-game spring season runs from April 5 to June 7 – at Carleton – before

the league takes mid-season break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Construction at Lansdowne is scheduled to be finished in time for the fall season; a 20game stretch that runs from July 19 to Nov. 15. “Our fans will relish the chance to turn Keith Harris into a cauldron of fan support for Fury FC when NASL soccer arrives in our city,” said John Pugh, Fury FC president, in a press release. “We promise to field an exciting, competitive team that will

provide our fans with entertaining and attractive soccer.” Carleton University is walking distance from the team’s eventual home on Bank Street. Last summer, in preparation for varsity football, Carleton renovated Keith Harris Stadium to add more seating, concession stands and a media box. It can now accommodate upwards of 5,000 people. The team is already taking reservations for season tickets at 613-232-6767 or at


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NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW BY THE CITY OF OTTAWA TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Ottawa passed By-law Number 2013-320 on the 9th day of October 2013, under Section 34 of The PLANNING ACT. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body, who, before the By-law was passed, made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to City Council, may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board with respect to the By-law, by filing with the Clerk of the City of Ottawa, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. An appeal must be accompanied by the Ontario Municipal Board’s prescribed fee of $125.00, which may be made in the form of a cheque payable to the Minister of Finance. A notice of appeal can be mailed to the City Clerk at 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1, or by delivering the notice in person, to Ottawa City Hall, at the Information Desk in the Rotunda on the 1st floor, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

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Team Blackburn competing at world championships in Spain Brier Dodge

Sports - Kayla Maduk said she’s Steven LeGrow’s MiniMe. Sports - From repeated wins in the same taekwondo event, to the same weight class, style and joint roster spots at the world championship this week, it’s evident where she learned to compete in taekwondo. LeGrow, 35, is the Canadian captain of the men’s team, currently in Benidorn, Spain, for the world championship competition. Maduk, 17, has been training with him since 2007, though she started training at the age of three, joining her older brother and father at a west-end studio. She moved to a Blackburn Hamlet centre when she set her goals on world championships as a preteen. And it worked – they both qualified for the 2011 world championship in New Zealand, where she won a world title in her second-degree black belt weight class for junior women in patterns, and a silver medal in sparring.


Kayla Maduk practises a kick during a training session at Team Blackburn Martial Arts and Fitness centre with instructor, coach and fellow national team member Steven LeGrow. Both are competing this week in Spain at the world championships for taekwondo. LeGrow was retired from the sport when he opened the Team Blackburn centre in 2001, but he came out of retirement in 2008, shortly after Maduk joined him and set her sights on a world title. Now he’s fighting against

martial artists closer in age to Maduk, who is in her last year as a junior. “I’m fighting young, hungry, 25-year-olds,” said LeGrow, who has been training for 27 years. “But mentally and timing wise, I know

the ropes.” At 18, competitors move into the senior age group, but have to stay in the thirddegree black belt level – the level Maduk is in right now. In order to move to fourthdegree black belt, competitors

have to be at least 21. LeGrow competes in the sixth-degree black belt, the highest division at the world championship level. Maduk is moving up into the third-degree black belt level at this world championship, a step higher than the title she’s defending from 2011. “I still have the heart of a world champion,” she said. “I just need to take someone else’s title.” With world championships every other year, this is the second time LeGrow and Maduk have travelled to the competition together. They also travel together with other students to study under different coaches from around the world. As the centre’s owner, and an instructor, LeGrow spends almost all his time at the small gym, training as he coaches. Maduk makes her way over after school in Barrhaven as often as six days a week. Training together so much means it’s easy for the two of them to quickly jump into a sequence of moves – called a pattern – and perform it perfectly in sync.

The patterns event – a choreographed set of moves for each belt level - is both of their strengths, and the event Maduk is reining world champion in. It’s a good sign for the coach and student to have such similar styles, LeGrow said. “If you look at a good instructor-student relationship, the patterns will be similar.” “They call me his Mini-Me,” Maduk said, adding that the two are the only Canadians who have qualified for all five events as this week’s championship kicks off. They both have calm personalities and cringe when thinking about hurting someone during a competition. They both want to compete, “but do it with class,” Maduk said. Neither will have to miss each other’s competitions this world championship, because the junior and senior events are on different days. Still, Maduk should be able to go onto the mat without needing last-minute help from her coach, LeGrow said. “If she doesn’t know what to do, I didn’t do my job,” he said.

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While Halloween can be frighteningly fun for families, the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) is reminding pet owners that this holiday may be too scary and potentially dangerous for your pet. The OHS recommends taking these precautions to help keep pets safe this Halloween: Keep candy out of your pet’s reach. Chocolate can be toxic to many animals including dogs, cats and ferrets. Halloween candies containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs and may lead to loss of co-ordination and seizures. Make sure not to leave candy wrappers on the ground; if ingested, they can become obstructions in your pet’s digestive system and can cause severe complications. Keep pets safely indoors while trick-or-treating. Dogs can

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations

Oct. 24

The Ottawa Independent Writers will feature a lecture at its Oct. 24 on the theme of “Do authors need a literary agent? Experienced agent Carly Watters will discuss using an agent to land a publishing contract. Guests can attend for a fee of $10. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert St. For more information, call 613425-3873 or visit

Oct. 25

The Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group of Ottawa is for pre-teen and teenage girls dealing with scoliosis. The group’s next meeting will be held on Oct. 25. Come join the fun as the Curvy Girls stir up some Halloween fun -- new members and parents welcome. Through monthly meetings, discussion forums and fun events, the girls share their stories, build friendships and learn that they are not alone in their scoliosis journey. Contact us at or 613-233-7182.

Oct. 26

Woodroffe United Church’s fall bazaar will take place at 207 Woodroffe Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items available include china, books, bake

table, silent auction, toys, flea market, jewelry, used furniture and much more. For more information, please contact the church at 613722-9250. The Friends of the Farm is holding a used book drop-off for our Used book sale fundraiser to be held in June. No magazines, encyclopaedias, or text books please. The drop-off will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, located east off the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. For more information, call 613-2303276 or email St. Matthias Church is holding its Fall Flea Market on Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event, taking place at 555 Parkdale Ave. will feature houshold articles, toys, jewelry, collectibles, books and good used clothing. For more information, call 613-728-3996.

Oct. 27

All are invited to join Britannia United Church’s 140th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10:15 a.m. Sunday services on Oct. 13 and 20 will reflect the themes for the special anniversary morning service on Oct. 27.

Following the anniversary service, attendees are invited to watch a presentation highlighting Britannia’s church history. Both adults and children are encouraged to attend this service wearing a costume or accessory from a decade of your choice.

Oct. 28

A free information session about dyslexia hosted by Susan Barton will take place on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Travelodge Hotel on Carling Avenue. Dyslexia affects approximately 15 per cent of our population, but only five per cent are correctly diagnosed, leading to children falling behind in school. These often bright children end up with low self esteem and never get to realize their true potential. Space is limited, so please reserve your free seat online at

Oct. 29

A lecture presenting an analysis and critique of the new militarism in Canada and the decline of the peacekeeping tradition, “War, Memory and Reaction: Reshaping History in Harper’s Canada,” will be presented by Ian McKay at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church at 30 Cleary Ave. A question-and-

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answer session and refreshments will follow the lecture. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 613-725-1066.

Nov. 1

The seventh annual Hintonburg Diwali Festival at will take place on Nov. 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Plant Recreation Centre, located at 930 Somerset St. W. The event will feature Bollywood dancing, Pooja, lighting of lights. Admission is free and Indian refreshments will be provided by Indian Express. Donations to Plant Pool Recreation Association for children & youth programming are appreciated. For information, contact Cheryl at 613-728-7582.

Nov. 1-3

The Rockcliffe Park Book Fair will take place at Queen Juliana Hall at Rockcliffe Park Public School, located at 350 Buena Vista Rd. Grab your friends and follow the yellow brick road to the 52nd annual fair, where the theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Browse through thousands of good-quality used books, videos, DVDs, CDs and games for all ages. Enjoy our café and kids’ craft table. Books are restocked daily. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 613-986-8620, email rockcliffeparkbookfair@ or visit

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The Friends of the Farm is hosting a craft and bake fea-

turing an incredible selection of items to choose from, and don’t forget to pick up some delicious baked goods. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, located east off the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. For more information, call 613-230-3276 or email info@friendsofthefarm. ca. Parkdale United Church is holding its Yuletide Bazaar on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 429 Parkdale Ave. The event will feature baked goods, linens, jewelry, crafts and a silent auction. For more information, call 613-728-8656. First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Elgin Street, will host its annual Christmas bazaar on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up some inexpensive gifts, delicious preserves, or mouth-watering Christmas treats. Browse our ever-popular jewelry table, choose from an array of crafts, toys and collectibles or pick up a great potted plant. When you’re finished, you can relax in our cafe with a delicious snack or comforting homemade meal. We now have barrier-free access. For more information, call 613234-3261 or visit

Nov. 15

St. Martin’s Parish Hall will be the scene of an exciting book launch for author Guy Thatcher on in support of Hospice Care Ottawa on Nov. 15. The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. near Carlingwood Shopping

Centre. The new book, A Journey of Days Continues, recounts the author’s second modern pilgrimage, this time on a walk of 800 kilometres across France on Le Chemin St-Jacques, crossing the Pyrenees and joining the famed Camino de Santiago. Donations at the event will go to Hospice Care Ottawa. For more information contact Marilyn Collins at 613-8209084.

Nov. 16

Visit the popular Holly and Lace Bazaar on Nov. 16 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. The bazaar, taking place at 30 Cleary Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a silent auction including valuable art, clothes, collectibles, a flea market and homemade lunch. Great deals on gently-used clothes, books, and timeless treasures. Visit for more information. St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual food bazaar on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, taking place at the church located at 579 Parkdale Ave., will feature deli items, frozen foods, candy, baking gift baskets and a coffee shop.

Nov. 21

IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at 453 Parkdale Ave. (between Foster Street and Gladstone Avenue). Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit our website at or call Alia at 613-864-6779.

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