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Plans unveiled for former Rockcliffe air base location BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

Ottawa’s newest village has finally been unveiled. Wateridge Village is located at the former Canadian Forces air base, formally known as CFB Rockcliffe. According to Canada Lands, Wateridge Village, overlooking the Ottawa River, will honour the rich history of the Algonquins of Ontario and the military. See WATERIDGE, page 2

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The site will be home to designforward residences, retail and office space, unparalleled amenities and parks and trails. The new community is minutes from downtown and will eventually be home to approximately 10,000 people. Canada Lands Company and the Algonquins of Ontario officially unveiled the plans for the village, set on the 130-hectare property located just east of Manor Park, off Hemlock Road and north of Montreal Road tucked behind the National Research Council. With a first look at two of three sales centres and the initial phase of the project, the unveiling of its plans offers potential home buyers a chance to see the type of homes that will be available in the village. Tartan Homes and Uniform Development sales centres are already on site, located on Hemlock Road, south-east of Aviation Parkway, and Claridge Homes will open its sales centre in January 2017. The first phase of development

by the developers will include 85 single units, 60 semi-detached units and 69 townhouse units. With each developer offering a mix of the units available. The units will be located abutting Codd’s Road. The entire build-out will take more than 15 years, with multiple phases to be completed. “We are exceptionally proud of this project,” said Jean Lachance, senior director of real estate for Canada Lands Company. CONSULTATION

“Literally years of community consultation, municipal partnership and an innovative agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario were part of the process in reaching (this) milestone. This collaborative spirit is exactly what we bring to a project when we get involved. “Wateridge Village is truly a great example of the many benefits a well planned community can bring to a city,” he said. After a five year land claim was resolved in 2011, the Algonquins of Ontario and Canada Lands reached

an agreement about the development of the site, which includes a commemoration of the history of the Algonquin people, participation in all stages of the concept development, land use planning and detailed design, and the use of qualified Algonquin companies for the project. The 130-hectare property operated as a Canadian Forces air base until 2004, but had been vacant since 2011. It’s largely owned by Canada Lands Company, with about five hectares controlled by the National Capital Commission. The $10-million deal reached in June 2011 ended years of the land remaining undeveloped. Robert Potts, principal negotiator and senior legal counsel for the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) stated, “The partnership between Canada Lands Company and the Algonquins of Ontario is a shining example of what we mean by reconciliation. “This partnership is providing the AOO with a direct financial interest in the development of Wateridge Village while also presenting opportunities for the commemoration of the

history and connection of the Algonquin people to the site.” Potts added that through the partnership with Canada Lands, the AOO has formed a joint venture agreement with Tartan Homes for the development of a mix of semidetached units and townhouse units in the first phase of Wateridge Village. “These types of partnerships are extraordinary in nature and will strengthen future economic development opportunities for the Algonquin people,” Potts said. Servicing work is already well underway and new home construction is set to begin in 2017. GRAND VISION

The community design plan was approved in early 2016 and sets out a grand vision over the next 20 years to develop a more sustainable kind of suburb in the base’s footprint — one that prioritizes bikes and pedestrians over cars, that connects to rapid transit, and that focuses on a Main Street village feel. The plan calls for a commercial

core in phase one, and according to Canada Lands, the goal is to build interest in the area in the next two years or so. The employment core also has an adjacent section in the third phase of the plans, along the eastern boundary adjacent to the NRC campus. Again, Canada Lands said the employment core would be implemented as the development progresses as well it will be influenced by market demand. Canada Lands started the CDP process in 2012, holding 195 consultations with members of the public, local businesses, Aboriginal Algonquin groups and city planners. The result is a mixed neighbourhood that will range from low-rise homes to high-rise apartments, with commercial skyscrapers to house jobs close to home. The main commercial strip will bring buildings closer to the street and hide surface parking in the rear, to create a pedestrian-friendly vibe. There’s also room for three schools and lots of green space, where the subdivision will butt up against the Rockcliffe Parkway to the north.

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Rideau High hosts craft fair Dec. 11 BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

Even though a school closure is hanging over their heads, Rideau High School’s community spirit continues to stay strong. The school’s parent council will be hosting its second annual Christmas at Rideau High School Craft Fair on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair has been organized in an effort to raise funds for the school’s concert band to attend the Music Festival in Montreal next year. According to parent council chair Jennifer Moroziuk the organizing committee has already raised $1,600 for the cause. The money Moroziuk said would help the band with its trip, as well the students might purchase grocery gift cards for the school’s food cupboard. The school’s craft fair, which in its infancy has both grown and gained interest from the community as a whole, could end up being be its last. Faced with addressing issues of overcrowding in some

schools and underutilization of others, public school board staff worked through the summer to draft recommendations for west Ottawa schools, and for Rideau High School, Gloucester High School and Colonel By Secondary School in the city’s urban east end. The school board proposal is to close Rideau High and move the students to Gloucester. The only change Colonel By will see is a reduction of the catchment area for its international baccalaureate program, as the program may also operate in the city’s western area. With the consultation process already underway on the proposed closure of Rideau, Moroziuk said she is proud there is continued school spirit in the halls of Rideau and in the neighbourhood. “The community support shown through this endeavor by RHS Council has been inspirational and this year we have succeeded our goal,” Moroziuk said. “We do know that this may be our last Christmas together, but are hopeful to move forward together.”

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This is not the first time Rideau High has been on the chopping block, five years ago the community banded together to keep the school open. Moroziuk said she is hopeful the community will be successful again in keeping the school operating. “Considering (we were) facing similar challenges six years ago,” Moroziuk said. “Rideau never loses.” If the closure moves ahead, students would move to Gloucester as early as Sept. 2017. According to the board, the urgency comes from the lack of programming that can be offered with small student populations. Without enough students, the right combination of classes at different academic levels can’t be offered. And the lack of variety can easily spill over into the extracurricular programs. The school board report said Rideau and Gloucester are having problems offering certain classes students are interested in or need – so they may be only offered every other year, for ex-

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ample. Many of the students in Rideau’s catchment area choose not to go to Rideau. Fewer than 40 per cent of the English public school students, and 20 per cent of the high school aged population actually attend Rideau. A second consultation on the closure plan will be held on Jan. 11 at Gloucester High School, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A final staff report will be completed on Jan. 27, 2017. The school board’s committee of the whole will discuss that staff report on Feb. 15, 2017, and school board trustee vote on whether to close Rideau High School is expected to be held on March 7. Regardless of the impending closure, the school’s spirit remains high, Morozuik said, adding the school’s parent council is planning events for the new year, including a Spring Market and a 60th reunion is also in the works. The reunion, Morozuik said, has more than 600 followers on Facebook who have shown an interest in the event. “Go RAMS, go,” she said.

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Ottawa Public Health has launched a public awareness campaign to draw attention to the risks associated with illicit fentanyl. Reports of illicit or bootleg fentanyl have been increasing across Canada. These products, which are produced and sold on the street and have a variety of names, are much more toxic than pharmaceutical-grade opioids.

In Ontario, illicit fentanyl has been detected in heroin, cocaine, crack, in counterfeit pills manufactured to resemble prescription opioids and in other pills including ecstasy (MDMA). The presence of illicit fentanyl, which has recently been found in Ottawa, alone or mixed in other drugs, significantly increases the risk of overdose. Even a small amount of illicit fentanyl the size of two grains of salt can be fatal. Naloxone is a medication that

can temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose related to an opioid such as fentanyl, heroin and morphine. Being able to quickly recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose and having a naloxone kit available can save a life while waiting for paramedics to arrive. Ottawa Public Health and its partners are urging the public to seek out information from the new web resource: StopOverdoseOttawa.ca.


Urban forest group want city to put trees first BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

A group of dedicated individuals are taking tree-hugging to a whole new level in order to properly save Ottawa’s urban forest. The group is made up of members from six different downtownarea community associations: Centretown Citizens Community Association, the Glebe Community Association, Dalhousie Community Association, Ottawa East Community Association, Lowertown Community Association and Action Sandy Hill. They formed as a stakeholder group to help guide the city’s current Ottawa Urban Forest Management Plan 2018-2037 which was launched in September 2015. Led by the Glebe’s Angela Keller-Herzog, the group has focused on three main issues when it comes to trees in Ottawa’s downtown: • Create planting guidelines and standards when it comes to new developments, • Have a proactive and retroactive tree replacement strategy for streets and parks, and • Create a strategy for green infrastructure in the city to help manage storm water and help keep urban trees alive and healthy. “When it comes to street trees, if it’s lost, they aren’t always replaced,” Keller-Herzog said. “We can’t just keep losing, and losing trees. There are so few to begin

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Community groups want to make sure Ottawa’s urban trees are protected. with.” The group has highlighted the three main issues in a document they created as part of their participation in the consultation process, which began in May 2016. Their document responds to the city’s proposals in the Ottawa Urban Forest Management Plan 2018-2037 draft. Pleased that the city is taking on this project, Keller-Herzog said the most important thing is that when it comes to thinking about the well-being or existence of trees in the city, it becomes second nature to question whether there is enough space to plant a tree which will most likely be surrounded by concrete; to automatically replace a lost tree; and to properly care for the new tree so it can survive. The draft plan calls for a number of recommendations that the community associations’ hope will not just look

good on paper, but will be taken seriously. “If they create bylaws, they will have to enforce them properly,” Keller-Herzog said. The group specifically calls into question whether the city’s plan has “teeth” and whether the plan will actually lead to actions. The city has already undergone some successful pilot projects, Keller-Herzog explained, which address one of the issues the group has highlighted — storm water concerns – and Keller-Herzog points to Stewart Street in Sandy Hill and Sunnyside Avenue in Old Ottawa South which have rain gardens to help improve the quality of water and reduce storm water runoff. Keller-Herzog said the group would like to see these pilot projects expanded throughout the city and become a main part of the design and construction

process when it comes to redoing a street or updating infrastructure in a neighbourhood. According to Keller-Herzog, the benefits of green infrastructure such as storm-water gardens are just as beneficial as gray infrastructure such as sewer basins. “There needs to be a cultural shift for senior managers in infrastructure and in planning to see the benefits of creating green infrastructure,” she said. “It should be as simple as when you are getting ready to make supper and you think you need a meat, a grain and a vegetable. Every time. If we forget the vegetables, in this case, trees, you won’t be raising a healthy family. It should be as simple as that. We support infill and new builds, but there needs to be a plan in place for the trees. If we lose tree after tree, it’s not right.” The next steps for the group, Keller-Herzog said, is to ensure that the city takes their comments into consideration before the plan goes to the environment committee in the new year. She added the group plans to reach out to their individual city councillors to ensure that everyone understands how important the issue is. “Trees provide a lot for us, and we need to make sure we are paying attention to them,” she said. “We appreciate that the city is looking at the urban canopy, but it’s important to us that we pay attention to the gaps in the plan and address them.”

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till reeling from the outcome of the U.S. election, many of us find ourselves talking about the great middle class. Which party is really fighting for the middle class? What are they doing to create tax breaks and jobs for the middle class? Politicians always seem to talk about the great middle class and how they can help them. In the 2015 federal election in Canada, the Liberal Party was indeed successful due to its appeal to the socalled middle class. A year later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticized for being the opposite of Robin Hood — robbing from the poor to give to the rich. And rightfully so. In the budget earlier this year, for example, the Liberals introduced a new Child Care Benefit. Families making up to $195,000 per year are eligible to receive some of the funds. A household with a total

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Liberal’s taking electorate for granted I recently read an article in another publication, in which a key member of the Liberal Party of Canada proclaims the real contest in the anticipated federal byelection in Ottawa Vanier will be the Liberal nomination as opposed to the actual byelection.

I normally don’t like to weigh in on other electoral districts and their electoral decisions, but I have to voice my opinion on this piece of information. When a political party is so comfortable as to publicly state that a byelection is of no concern to them because they know they will

win, I am seriously concerned for the people of that electoral district. Albeit, Ottawa Vanier has been Liberal since its creation, in its present form, I don’t think the Liberal Party of Canada has any right to lay claim to supremacy over the voters that reside there.

million Canadians currently living below the poverty line. A report released in late November, to mark the 26th anniversary of Canada’s pledge to eradicate child poverty by 2000, is a sobering reminder that, by subsidizing wealthy citizens, we are failing the most vulnerable among us. Since the pledge to eliminate child poverty was made in 1989, the child poverty rate has jumped to 18.6 per cent from 15.6 per cent in a single generation. For children under six, the number is 20 per cent. Nearly one in five Canadian children are living in poverty. The statistics are far more dire among Canada’s indigenous populations. In Nunavut, 45 per cent of children are in poverty. In Saskatchewan, nearly 70 per cent of children living on reserves are in poverty. As politicians poise themselves as the defenders of the great middle class, it’s time they redefine precisely who

As a voter, if I resided in Ottawa Vanier, I would be upset at any candidate and party for implying that the byelection is insignificant compared to their party’s choice for the electoral district. Liberal Party of Canada, you have to be chosen by the electors and not just by some Liberal members in a tiny conference room. You have no right to claim who will or

these people are. Hint: It’s not those making six figures who are apparently worried about putting their kids through

and the poor – the 90 per cent of Canadians earning less than $89,000 per year. Even if you’re not a

‘Trudeau’s Liberals are neglecting families that could truly use a leg up. This includes the real middle class and the poor – the 90 per cent of Canadians earning less than $89,000 per year.’ university. If a family’s biggest concerns are whether to buy a second car, if junior can afford those expensive music lessons or “should we buy fair trade organic coffee this week?” they probably shouldn’t be receiving tax-free handouts from the government. By subsidizing the rich under the guise of “helping the middle class”, Trudeau’s Liberals are neglecting families that could truly use a leg up. This includes the real middle class

socialist at heart, there’s a good economic argument for eliminating tax benefits to the rich to target subsidies where they’re most needed. The poor will spend the money, because they have to, in order to put food on the table. Keeping Canadians out of poverty and encouraging spending would offer a much bigger boon to the economy than giving handouts to Canada’s wealthiest to help them pay off their massive consumer debts.

will not be the winner in the next byelection or election based on history alone. Why should the people of Ottawa Vanier continue to support and elect a political party that believes its voters cannot be swayed, that they’ll just keep coming back to the Liberal Party with little to no effort required to convince them? Perhaps the Liberal Party of Canada in Ottawa

Vanier needs a wake-up call? Perhaps they need a reminder that being Liberal doesn’t always mean you’re good enough for the people of Ottawa Vanier. Don’t be so smug in your attitude towards the electorate. It may come back to haunt you! Darcey Dupuis Ottawa

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aiti is a long way from Ottawa. For a community newspaper, an invitation to the small Caribbean nation at first seemed like it would not fit with our hyper-local focus. But then again, we are all people, and people from right here in Ottawa are trying to make a difference in Haiti. Metroland reporter-photographer Erin McCracken visited Haiti to see first-hand what challenges the people there face. It’s not a pretty picture, but it’s not beyond hope. You can find her reporting and photographs in our Ottawa papers and her video coverage at ottawacommunitynews.com. The small country was poor before dealing with a major earthquake, and more recently, a hurricane. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere by almost any measure, it’s 11 million citizens include 10 million who need daily food assistance. Even if we are thousands of kilometres away, we can make a difference. We can donate funds to help rebuild, and we can ask our

elected representatives to make Haiti’s future a priority. The linguistic connection between our nations – French is the main language in Haiti – should make financial and infrastructure connections easier to build between us. Haiti can be reached in little more than five hours by jet. We can help our fellow man, woman and child, all of whom live no further away than the sunny beaches many of us travel to each winter. What we learned through our coverage is that there are newly linked Canadian partners working on rebuilding efforts. It may never be a wealthy nation or home to secret offshore bank accounts of the rich and famous (as some Caribbean islands are). But Haiti does not deserve to be written off. And in fact, we have learned there is an NGO – one with growing ties to Canada and Ottawa – with an operations network that is getting much-needed supplies directly to those in need. If you can help, www.foodforthepoor.ca will put donations to good use.

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arning: This column is definitely about First World problems. If you need to read about the troubles of people who are genuinely miserable, you should turn somewhere else. OK. Thanks to those of you who stayed and will now be treated to a rant about parking regulations in Ottawa. To begin with, what are they? The question arises, it goes without saying, from getting a parking ticket. It should not have been unexpected. The sign clearly said “one-hour parking” and the car was clearly there for longer than that. Other people at the same gathering got tickets too. They were equally surprised. We always parked there and never got a ticket. We figured we never got a ticket

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town because one-hour parking didn’t make much sense. It wasn’t a high-traffic street, it wasn’t near a hospital, it wasn’t a school zone. So we just assumed they weren’t really serious about it and enforcement wasn’t going to happen. Well, that was wrong. And you can say we got what we deserved, and we did. But we wouldn’t have if we’d parked on the same side street but on the other side of Wellington Street. There the signs said “twohour parking.” And why? The streets looked

the same. A little further south or a little further west and the streets would have had no signs on them at all. We could park there for days. On the other hand, a little further east and we would have seen signs saying, and I paraphrase loosely, “no parking Monday to Thursday between 2 and 4 p.m., but otherwise it’s one-hour parking except between Dec. 1 and April 15.” Now, it would have taken the reading of about three signs to get that information, all of which appeared to be No Parking signs but weren’t, exactly, when you read the fine print, which hardly anybody does. You could drive a bit further east and find parking machines. Those you can understand — assuming you can understand machines. What you can’t understand is why they are there and not here.

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You could travel a few blocks south and find no parking allowed anywhere at any time, because a hospital was somewhere in the near distance. Is there fairness in this? Perhaps. Somebody must have thought so at some point. And maybe we could bring ourselves to agree if somebody could explain the logic behind any of it. Is there logic? Or is it just a case of some influential people howling about parking in front of their houses. You could forgive the public for thinking that. Maybe, as a first step, somebody who understands the logic, probably somebody at city hall, could explain it to the rest of us. Why is it one hour here but two hours there and no hours somewhere else? Why are some places unlimited and some places off limits. Why are there meters here but not there? Yes, yes, we shouldn’t be having these problems. We should be walkEDITORIAL: MANAGING EDITOR: Theresa Fritz, 613-221-6225 theresa.fritz@metroland.com NEWS EDITOR Brian Dryden 613-221-6162 brian.dryden@metroland.com

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ing or taking the bus and not clogging the streets with our polluting vehicles. However, it’s going to take a few years (and a lot of construction) before we reach the stage where parking becomes irrelevant to us. In the meantime, maybe somebody could help make the parking rules make sense.

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Plan for new fire station on Cyrville Road released BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

The city is going ahead with a plan to move Pineview’s fire station to Cyrville Road. The city proposed to consolidate Station 36 and Station 55 in the city’s east end into one station in the Pineview area in 2015. Station 36 on Industrial Avenue and Station 55 on Blair Road will both close and

combine into one brand new Station 36 at the city-owned public works garage on Cyrville Road near Innes Road. The move to consolidate the two stations and build new comes from a three-year fire station location study in 2015, which included creating new stations in Kanata North and Mer Blue in Orleans. A site plan application for the construction of the new fire station proposes that the new building would be south

of Green’s Creek across from The Brick retail store. Currently, the location can get busy with traffic going to and from Costco, but Costco announced in the spring it will be moving south, to Ogilvy Road and Blair Road – reducing any traffic disruptions for fire trucks. Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney said he’s excited that the plans are moving forward. Response times for Pinev-

iew, Tierney added, would be improved, as the trucks would be able to enter the neighbourhood more easily off of Cyrville. “We will be well served,” Tierney said. “There will be quicker access, I think the station will better serve the area.” It’s not yet clear what the city will do with the former fire stations. Tierney thinks the

sociation will have access to for meetings as well as offer potential space for playgroups or classes for the community. Tierney said that work is already underway, with an opening of the room as a community space still a few months off. After all the approvals go through, Tierney said the new station should be complete by 2018.

space could work well as new community space for Pineview. But to take over the space is not an easy option, as Station 55 also currently houses the Cumberland Museum archives and a community police office. The Blair Road station has already made some space available for the community — a room in the building that the Pineview Community As-

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Teacher hosts crafty extra-curricular fundraiser Old Ottawa East artisan sale benefits students at Immaculata BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

Of all the craft sales in all the neighbourhoods – one teacher feels everyone should make their way down to the only student-benefiting craft sale there is – the Mac Fair in Old Ottawa East. Immaculata High School will host the craft sale that boasts more than 120 local Ottawa artisans in the school’s large and small gym on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds of the event go directly to the students in an effort to make sure all students at Immaculata have equal opportunities. For $2 a person, holiday shoppers can check out what organizer Heather Bryce calls “handmade awesomeness” in Ottawa. “This is not your grandma’s craft fair,” Bryce said. “We have a lot of grandmas who come, but they are the funky ones.” This is Bryce’s fifth time organizing the fair, with a break in 2015 because of Old

Ottawa East’s Main Street reconstruction, and the high school teacher said if there is one thing she loves about this fair it is that there is something for everyone – regardless of what your pocketbook allows. “The one thing we wanted was quality, but not all expensive,” she said, adding unlike other craft sales in the city, this one offers people a chance to check out emerging artisans as well as old favourites. Bryce said the money raised at the event goes to a number of different clubs and sports teams at the school, including the school’s basketball team, chess club, prom committee and local Christmas hampers. Bryce said she started the fair because it was her way to help her students the best way she knew how. “I know extra-curriculars are really important and I don’t coach, I’m not a sports person and I don’t have a lot of time to do stuff for the students but this, this is my way to do something for the school,” she said. Over the five years the event has raised $25,000 for student extra-curricular programs, and Bryce said each year different clubs, teams and committees receive the proceeds. “What this does is level the playing field for students to be able to do stuff,” Bryce said. “You can go to a commercial event

but no one is making money at this sale – it’s all going to the kids.” On the day, Bryce said the different teams and clubs volunteer – whether its unloading and helping vendors set up, helping shoppers or afterwards cleaning up. She said all the students work hard, deserving every penny they get. “They work their tails off,” she said, adding that over the course of the past four fairs more than 1,900 volunteer hours have been documented by the students. “I find this sale builds a sense of community for the students,” Bryce said. “Teenagers get a bad rap and this is an opportunity to see them on their turf, coming in on their own time and shining.” Bryce said there will be some new and exciting artisans joining this year, and many of the well-loved favourites will be returning. There is free parking and the venue is wheelchair accessible. The $2 admission automatically enters shoppers into a raffle with more than 100 chances to win something from one of the artisans and the first 40 adults through the doors at 10 a.m. will get a swag bag. A full list of the vendors is available by MICHELLE NASH BAKER/METROLAND checking out the event’s Facebook page, Immaculata teacher Heather Bryce shows off a few of facebook.com/groups/MACFAIRhand- the items that will be for sale at the school’s Mac Fair madeawesomeness. craft sale on Dec. 3.

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WELCOMING THE WORLD TO OTTAWA 2017 By: Jim Watson Mayor of Ottawa As winter falls upon us and Canada’s 150th Birthday is only weeks away, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. 2017 will be a historic year in the nation’s capital. We have worked hard to prepare Ottawa to welcome the world as host of these celebrations. I still remember the excitement of Expo ’67 during Canada’s centennial year. The whole nation rallied together to create a year of lasting memories and experiences that transcended generations, and we plan to do it once again during Canada’s upcoming sesquicentennial. It seems like yesterday that I announced the creation of the 2017 Bureau to begin preparations for Canada’s Big Year. Now with 2017 only weeks away and 12 full months of big, bold, immersive and moving experiences about to begin, we will soon enjoy the fruits of our labour. This is an exciting opportunity to not only commemorate the progress we’ve made as a nation, but it is a chance to look forward towards the future. The energy, excitement and investments generated by Ottawa’s 2017 celebrations will serve as a catalyst for long-term tourism growth. I encourage you to visit www.ottawa2017.ca and sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date and receive the latest news on the many upcoming events and celebrations. Here are just a few to look forward to, early in the New Year: • New Year’s Eve – December 31st – Ottawa2017.ca - Lighting of the Ottawa 2017 cauldron at Ottawa City Hall kicks off a familyfriendly New Year’s Eve celebration, leading to a national celebration on Parliament Hill with fireworks at 8:17pm (20:17) and midnight. • Canadian Tire National Skating Championships – January 16 -22 - skatecanada.ca

Glebe researcher part of stem cell effort Continued from page 14

Federal Science Minister Kristy Duncan, who was on hand for the grant announcement, highlighted the world’s first septic shock clinical trial in which a new cellular immunotherapy “is showing real promise.” Duncan referred to Charles Berniqué, of Hawkesbury, Ont., who was in critical condition when he was admitted to the Ottawa Hospital. His esophagus had burst, possibly because of severe food poisoning, leading to septic shock. After undergoing extensive treatment and surgery, he was placed in a coma. That’s when his wife agreed to enrol him in the inaugural trial. He received an intravenous infusion of 30 million mesenchymal stem cells. “In the three months that followed, he slowly recovered and today he is back at home with his family and back to work,” Duncan said, drawing applause from the large crowd of medical staff who gathered for the announcement. “I think his story is one of the many that demonstrate the enormous potential of stem cell therapies,” she added. The results of that trial, which wrapped in June, showed the stem

cells – taken from the bone marrow of healthy adults – showed promise. “The stem cells seem to calm the immune response,” said McIntyre, who led the trial with Barrhaven resident Dr. Duncan Stewart, vicepresident of research at the Ottawa Hospital. “They reduce death, they improve organ failure, and they help clear the bugs faster from the system in animal models with sepsis.” Though it will take several more years to develop a treatment, this new round of funding means the work can continue. “So it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get going and get the work done,” said McIntyre. “And I think we’ll get there.” The funding awards represent a success story for the national Stem Cell Network, which funds Canadian stem cell projects and clinical trials, but which almost ceased to exist. Created in Ottawa in 2001 by the federal government’s National Centres of Excellence, it had 14 years of guaranteed funding. “That program had to sunset. They could not renew us,” said Blackburn Hamlet resident Dr. Michael Rudnicki, chief executive of the network and a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital.

“So we were without means of visible support.” But the 2016 federal budget offered the promise of $12 million in bridge funding over two years. Of that, $9 million went to these new grants. “That money also leveraged a further $20 million from our partners investing in those projects,” Rudnicki said. Stewart’s Ottawa Hospital team will also receive $1 million to move forward with its world-first clinical trial of a genetically enhanced stem cell therapy for heart attacks. The new dollars will help pay for additional trial sites and the treatment of about 70 more patients, over and above the 29 already treated in Ottawa. Canada was the first country in the world to create a national stem cell organization. And it has since become a global leader in stem cell research and a nation of leaders and innovators who are developing stem cell treatments for cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, said Rudnicki. “It’s in our DNA,” he said. “If hockey is Canada’s sport, stem cell research is Canada’s science,” Rudnicki said.

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Out of a review of 12 sites, the National Capital Commission will recommend Tunney’s Pasture for the location of a new Civic campus for the Ottawa Hospital. The recommendation was presented at the board’s Nov. 24 meeting. “The committee strongly agreed, with one minority position, that Tunney’s Pasture is preferable and that clearly it is the ideal site for the Ottawa Civic hospital campus,” said NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson, adding the hospital wouldn’t see patients at a new location for 15 to 20 years. He added long-range planning and urban intensification plans support the recommendation.

“We focused on future needs and future conditions and as such Tunney’s Pasture emerged as the most suitable campus for the city.” The committee used 21 criteria to determine the most suitable location. It determined the key strengths of the site to be the shape and size, proximity to LRT, citybuilding potential, proximity to the urban core and access to roads and the highway and it limits the impact on the natural environment and agricultural lands. The site’s weaknesses include the potential cost to the federal government, displacement of offices, requirement to reconsider Tunney’s Master Plan and costs of demolition. But the recommendation was by no means unanimous. Board member Kay Stanley was the lone dissenting voice on the committee evaluating the

potential of each of the 12 sites. She said she preferred a location for the new campus across from its current site, combining two of the options and leaving out a research field. Stanley, a former member of the hospital’s board, said while people cried out about agricultural research, “nobody talked about health research.” She said the location would also be preferable because of the proximity of other health services along the Carling corridor. “We’ve all heard minutes count and I think that needs to be taken into consideration.” Stanley said she would abstain from the vote against the Tunney’s Pasture recommendation. “I have held a different view that I have held for over a decade,” she said. Board members Bob Plamondon and Brian

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Coburn also opposed the recommendation. Plamondon said he didn’t feel adequately informed to make a decision and Coburn was also looking for some answers to justify it. When the vote was called, there were three abstentions and two members voting against. With its approval, the board planned to send its final report supporting the recommendation to the minister of Canadian Heritage by the end of November. If approved by the minister, It is up to the hospital to decide if it would move forward with plans for that location. In a statement from the Ottawa Hospital released the same day as the board’s decision, the hospital noted the Tunney’s Pasture site was not among the top-ranked sites in the institution’s 2008 or 2016 reports. In the 2016 report, the hospital raised concerns about access delays due to traffic on the already jam-packed Parkdale Avenue and concerns about the cost and timelines for demolishing what’s already located there. “We have not yet had an opportunity to review the NCC’s report released today. Over the coming weeks, we will work with our partners in the municipal, provincial and federal governments to plan a way forward. Until that review is complete, the hospital is not in a position to comment further.” While some were questioning the decision to locate on the western edge of Tunney’s Pasture, for members of the coalition to save the experimental farm, they could finally breathe a sigh of relief. “The ideal situation was that the whole farm would remain intact, so for us this is fantastic,” said Paul Johanis, part of the coalition to protect the farm and Greenspace Alliance. Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna released a statement thanking the NCC for its work on the file. “I hear loud and clear from the residents of Ottawa Centre that they wanted the new site of the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus to be in the downtown core and easily accessible by public transit, while also protecting the greenspace of the Experimental Farm,” the statement reads. Also in a statement, Conservative MP for Carleton Pierre Poilievre denounced the location, calling it costly and risky. He drew attention to the need to relocate public servants and demolish existing buildings on the site. “By far, the best option was a big open field right across the street from the current campus,” his statement reads. “By contrast, the hospital twice rejected Tunney’s Pasture.”

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MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories about keeping our feet warm. This sounded great to me, because our old log house had no foundation, and our feet froze on the cold floors. Aunt Bertha ordered me to stand up on top of the table, right at the edge where the green material was placed, and I was in my stockings, with a pair of my father’s wool socks over them. Aunt Bertha ripped the wool sock off, and without further ado, took a pair of scissors out of her pocket and began cutting the material, which she called felt, just slightly larger than the shape of my feet. She helped me off the table, and cut two longer pieces and set them aside. She sent Mother for shoes belong-

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stocking feet to help ward off the drafts of the cold floors. “Now, Mabel, Audrey can do the rest. All she has to do is blanket-stitch those matching pieces together, and everyone will have a pair to wear when they take their gum rubbers and boots off at night.” And she was gone. Out the door, into the cutter, and across the 20-acre field and home. Well, Audrey was as excited as I was, and she spent the entire afternoon, sewing the felt pieces together so that by the time supper was over, and we were into the evening, everyone had a pair of blanketstitched felt slippers to put on over their wool socks. Everyone, that is, except Father, who went into his usual ranting about “living on this here farm for my entire life...a farm that has been in our name for more than 100 years, and we never had to put any danged pieces of felt sewn together to keep our feet warm before. So don’t expect me to start now.” Well,

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Celebratory smiles abound on the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 15. Haitian businessman and Food for the Poor Haiti president Daniel Rouzier (left) and Food for the Poor Haiti executive director Bishop Ogé Beauvoir (second from right) greet Ottawa resident Robert Ready and Samantha Mahfood, Toronto-based executive director of Food for the Poor Canada, who joined a humanitarian aid mission to the Caribbean nation.

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“It’s a real show of solidarity with the people of Haiti,” said Ottawa resident Robert Ready, who joined the mission in his role as vice-chair of Food for the Poor Canada. For the first time, Food for the Poor Canada, Air Transat and Health Partners International of Canada partnered to ship 16 skids of medical supplies, such as cholera medicine and antibiotics, and 2.8 million water purification tablets to alleviate some of the enormous suffering Haitians are facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew which hit in late September. “It’s also, I think, a recognition of the strengths on the ground for Food for the Poor Haiti and the ongoing partnership that we’re going to have from Canada through ourselves, through health partners and hopefully other NGOs and donors to keep up the good work there,” said Ready, who first became aware of Food for the Poor when he served in Jamaica as Canada’s ambassador to that

nation. “It identifies relationships that exist here,” he said. “It’s something that’s going to continue as we grow Food for the Poor in Canada.” Food for the Poor Haiti’s 3,700-square-metre warehouse, which receives an average of 100 cargo containers worth of food a month, will temporarily house the load of $1.3 million in surplus medical supplies before it is distributed to help 50,000 Haitians. The goods were acquired by Health Partners from 19 Canadian pharmaceutical and health-care companies. The purification tablets, which will produce 12.5 million litres of fresh water, were purchased by Food for the Poor Canada and were “really hardearned for me because we don’t receive a lot of cash donations from the Canadian public,” said Samantha Mahfood, the Toronto-based executive director of Food for the Poor Canada, which has been in operation for just eight years. The NGO has been at work in Jamaica and the United States for more than three decades.

But she’s hoping to make a bigger stamp by establishing high-profile partnerships and boosting the name among Canadians, Canadian corporations and the Canadian government. “My goal is to raise awareness in Canada about the fact that we have one of the best Haitian organizations on the ground,” Mahfood said, referring to Food for the Poor Haiti’s 300 employees, a trucking fleet, six distribution centres around the country, and the warehouse that officials and journalists toured together. “I want Canadians to know about it so that they don’t doubt ERIN MCCRACKEN/METROLAND their money is being used well,” Vendors and shoppers congregate along a busy sidewalk in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on she said. Nov. 15. The need is great in the Caribbean nation, but with the help of Canadians many DIRECT ACCESS

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Franz Liautard, Haiti’s Ottawa-based ambassador to Canada, said he has known for some time the work being done by Food for the Poor. “I personally know what Food for the Poor has done in Haiti for a long time,” said Liautard, who attended the aid mission’s send-off in Montreal. “They get, at a minimum cost, directly to the people who need it. To me that’s a benchmark.” Paula Caldwell, Canada’s ambassador to Haiti, was among those dignitaries who welcomed the shipment and its escort in Port-au-Prince. The arrival was only made possible “because of the generosity of Canadians” and “a good, a strong and solid partnership,” she said. “This is all about Canada and Canadians getting together and helping Haiti and that’s what we’ve done for many, many years.” Following a tour of the Food for the Poor Haiti’s warehouse, where everything from bags of rice and bottled water to finishing nails and folding tables will soon be shipped out to impoverished villages, the vehicle convoy returns to even busier city streets. Men and women stand at paltry stalls made of tarps. One man pushes a wheelbarrow laden with a menagerie of goods to be sold, while another sells sliced fruit laid out in the hot sun. The sights are sad here, agreed Haitian-born and Montrealbased Air Transat pilot Hans Obas during the drive back to the airport. But there are also

signs of hope. “At least they stopped the fighting,” he said. “People are working together to bring this city in the right direction.” Even with the severe poverty, Haitian pride and feelings of unity have returned. “With these two things we can’t do a miracle, but at least we can start doing the real work,” said Obas. Though the aid mission was a success and the trio of new partnerships is a signal that efforts by Food for the Poor Canada are gaining momentum, Mahfood doesn’t yet consider it mission accomplished. On the return flight to Montreal, she was asked how Canadians can help Food for the Poor Canada. “Talk about your experience today,” she replied. “Talk about Food for the Poor. Ask people to donate to Food for the Poor Canada so we can do more.” Given the high profile of the unique mission, Ready considers it a success. He also added 80 pounds of stuffed toys to the emergency relief supplies that had been donated by his family. “This was a new experience for me to actually go down with a shipment of supplies that’s going to have that kind of impact,” he said after arriving back in Montreal. “It gives you a warm feeling just to be part of it.” Daniel Rouzier, president of Food for the Poor Haiti, said in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the relief and development organization has extended its network even further

into Haiti given the urgent need for help. The not-for-profit is helping with rebuilding efforts. About 20 coastal fishing villages require repairs, while another 13 need replacing. “The water went up by six or seven feet and on top of that we had 15-foot waves,” Rouzier said. “The homes that were there were just levelled.” In addition to providing food and mentoring in farming and animal husbandry, the organization will also supply seeds to try and jumpstart food production. “Basically everything we had harvested for the summer was put in silos or warehouses that were destroyed,” Rouzier said, adding that crops that were to be harvested in October were also lost. “Essentially what we have is a three-month shortage of food that needs to be addressed quickly,” he said. “Until these (seeds) can be harvested, the people need to be fed.” For Rouzier, the shipment signals Canadian generosity. “It means there is still a good deal of love in this world,” said the entrepreneur and philanthropist. “It means that even though Canada is far away, we’re physically still close to the Canadians.” A vibrant Haitian diaspora in Canada is helping. “I think we’re seen a tremendous show of love and solidarity,” Rouzier said, adding it demonstrates what can be accomplished “and really give a hand up and not just a hand out.”


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games, as opposed to just watching on TV, so it’s a lot more special.” His parents are in the stands for the games, so there are some extra fans to impress when White takes the ice for the team he grew up watching. The team has had a rocky start to the season, giving up game-losing goals in the last few minutes of the third period. Losing those games has been a struggle, White said. “Losing those games where we’d be in the lead going into the third, and they’d score two

quick goals and we’d lose – that’s the tough part. It hurts,” he said. The 67’s were fourth in the OHL’s Eastern Conference with an 11-11-2 record as of Nov. 24. White said the team has been getting better, and the relatively young squad has started to gel and become more comfortable with each other. He was made an assistant captain with this season’s team, which is the final year that he is eligible to play in the league. After he finishes with the OHL at the end of this season, he said he’d love to go pro like “any kid” but he’s been looking into joining a Canadian university team for next season. The 67’s were scheduled to play at home on Nov. 25 and 26 (after press deadline), against the Windsor Spitfires and White’s former team the Sarnia Sting.

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BY DAN WARREN, CPA, CA, TEP Hendry Warren LLP The withdrawal of RRSP or RRIF A tax credit is available for donations the donor’s passing by either funds is taxable. Tax owing will and is calculated at 22.88% on the designating a charity as the direct depend on other income sources. first $200 and 46.41% on the excess. beneficiary of the RRSP / RRIF or So if your income is $45,000 and do ing so in their Will. Two ways RRSP / RRIF income can you withdraw $10,000 from your be used for charitable purposes: It is important to seek advice of a tax RRIF, additional tax owing would ad visor as there are implications to be approximately $2,965, being a 1. Wit hdraw and donate f unds co nsider, such as the potential for the periodically – smaller withdrawals marginal tax rate of 29.65%. If keep annual taxable income lower. Old Age Security (OAS) claw back your income is higher, marginal for those over the age of 65 who are tax rate increases. The highest 2. Make a lump sum do nation - can deemed a “high income earner” by the marginal tax rate for an Ontario cause a large increase in taxable g o v er nm en t and are required to repay resident in 2016 is 53.53% applying income and therefore may result s o m e o r a l l of their OAS payments. to income in excess of $220,000. in a higher rate of tax. The lump sum can also be donated upon IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT ABOUT HOW YOU CAN LEAVE A LEGACY GIFT TO BENEFIT CHEO’S PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES PLEASE CONTACT MEGAN DOYLE RAY AT 613 738-3694 OR MEGANDOYLE@CHEOFOUNDATION.COM


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Dec. 2

The University of Ottawa Flute Choir is having its annual holiday concert, Sounds of the Season, on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Laurier Ave W. Come join us. Admission is by voluntary contribution. https://uottawaflutechoir. wordpress.com/

Dec. 3

Friends of the Ottawa Public Library (St. Laurent) Christmas Used Book Sale, Gift books include cookbooks, architecture, art books, DVD sets, CDs and Sci-fi/ fantasy classics. The sale will take place at the St-Laurent Complex, 515 Côté St., 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. (613) 7440563. Cash, debit, credit is accepted. Christmas Melodies, A Concert with Tzeitel Abrego will take place on Dec. 3, 7 p.m. at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street. This is the perfect way to kick off your Christmas spirit. Admission is a donation to the Christmas Hamper Project. (Hosted by Centretown United Church, hampers will be delivered on December 23 to families and individuals referred by Centretown social agencies.) Further informa-

tion available at tzeitelabrago. com and centretownunited. org/xmashamperproject/

Information: info@cumberlandfarmersmarket.ca or call 613-833-2635.

Bazaar and bake sale for the St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, 518 Donald St., Parish Hall. 9 a.m .Gift, craft and white Elephant Tables.Variety of Delicious Baked Goods. Fruit Cakes by Cistercian Monks. Luncheon: $5 Info: 613-744-4889

Dec. 4

Black Cherry Band presents a celebration of film and music at 8 p.m. Please help us support the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope at a Christmas show/CD release Party on Dec. 03, at the Shenkman Arts Centre at 254 Centrum Blvd. Silent auction, gifts, lots of fun with film and live music. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on line at: http:// shenkmanarts.ca/ Annual Christmas Market, organized by the Cumberland Farmers’ Market on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything you need to get ready for the holidays! Wide variety of foods and hand made artisan goods. More than 80 local producers at 4 locations in Cumberland Village; 1115 Dunning Rd, 2620 Market St., 2557 Old Montreal Rd. and 2655 Old Montreal Rd. Free parking and free admission.

The Cumberland Community Singers, for their 25th season, present “A Christmas Celebration”. The concert will be at the Shenkman Centre, Sunday Dec. 4th, at 2:30pm in the Richcraft Theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, children 12 and under free. For more information, call Lynne Stacey at 613-824-0828 or email info@ CumberlandCommunitySingers.ca (note.ca not.com) or on Facebook as CumberlandCommunitySingers.

Dec. 10

Christmas Countdown: from 1 to 3 p.m. at East Gate Alliance Church, 550 Codd’s Rd. An afternoon of free family fun and community interaction. Experience the Christmas story and some traditional Christmas carols, and then choose the activities you wish to participate in. There will be crafts, a photo booth, candy cane hunt, cookie decorating, and a tea room where you can sit and relax and chat with a friend. Snow-permitting there will also be snowman building!

Dec. 11 #BeKindCanada

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols at Centrepointe Theatre on Sunday Dec. 11. Come and enjoy your favourite Christmas carols featuring Melissa Simard, Rick Szabo, Bill Blundell, Sean van Gulik and The Salvation Army Mass Bands and Chorus. The annual Festival of Carols is a thank you for your support through the year. There are two performances 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at no cost to you. Reserve your tickets call Centrepointe Theatre Box office at 613-580-2700.

Dec. 14

Orleans Women’s Connection meeting on Dec. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Orléans United Church Hall at 1111 Orleans Blvd. Christmas caroling with Karen Chow, a beautiful skit by Evelyn Jost and Irene Williams “This

Christmas - Discover A Love That Will Not Let You Go.” Reservations: Shirley 613-841-5143, shirleyholt@ outlook.ca Cost: $6 at door

Dec. 15

All are invited to a Community Carol Sing and Concert, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Refreshments to follow. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 934 Hamlet Rd.. Freewill offerings will be gratefully accepted and divided between the Heron Emergency Food Centre and St. Aidan’s ministries. 613-733-0102, www.staidansottawa.org

Dec. 16 and 17

Ottawa residents are invited to celebrate the Christmas story at a free, live outdoor Nativity Pageant on Dec. 16 and 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), 1017

Prince of Wales Drive. For more than 35 years, Ottawa Mormons have hosted this Pageant to remind us that Jesus Christ is the light of the world with two performances per evening at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and Friday at 7:45 p.m. performance will be in French. Parking is free. You can pet the live animals, have some free hot chocolate and enjoy a crèche display in the church’s cultural hall. Come and help #LighttheWorld

Dec. 17

Come and help us celebrate our 60th year of selling fresh holly at the St. Columba Church , 24 Sandridge Rd. (St. Laurent Blvd. N) on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. Enjoy a piece of anniversary cake and coffee/tea while you shop for holly, jams and jellies, baked goods and crafts.

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