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Slip-sliding the winter away A winter fun day was held at Greely West Park on Feb. 9. Families enjoyed skating, a barbecue, sledding, and rides on a horse-drawn sled. In this photo, Brooklyn Charron, 5, laughs as she slides down the small sliding hill that is next to the rink. For more photos see page 28.

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EMC news - Square metre by square metre, the busiest corner in Manotick is slowly turning into the walkable hub residents would like it to be. Just as the new retirement residence on Bridge Street will be wrapping up construction, the owner of the plaza right next door hopes to add a new bank and shopping plaza in front of the existing strip mall.

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accessible from the sidewalk or the parking lot. A larger community space north-east of the development will likely feature a picnic table and other street furniture to offer residents a view of the river. A pathway network may connect with paths at the nearby retirement residence. “There really will be more attractiveness that will bring more people out,” said Klaus Beltzner, president of the Manotick Village Community Association. Architect Nicholas Caragianis said he hopes enough new plaza tenants will come forward in the next few months to combine the phases and build everything at once. It would save the company money and means the infrastructure only has to be ripped up once, he told the associa-

The current building at 5511 Manotick Main Street at the corner of Bridge, which houses the Hard Stones restaurant and patio, a Subway restaurant, a Macs convenient store and several other retailers, will remain the same for the time being. But phase one of the plan to redevelop the corner will extend the current parking lot into the unused green space to the north and add a 491 square metre bank facing Manotick Main. The plan includes landscaping and beautification along the sidewalks. Phase two will build a 558 square metre plaza right on the corner of Bridge and Manotick Main, with more landscaping to complete the look. The building will have windows on all sides and will be

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Caragianis said he wants it to stand out. “In a village, the bank is the stone building, and usually it has Greek or Roman columns,” he explained. “And it should. The bank is the most prominent building on the main street.” Resident and local historian Ted Ross suggested the bank should look more like the Ayers building that currently houses the Rural Ottawa South Support Services on Mill Street. Constructed in 1902, the Ayers building was used as a bank until 1963 when it was converted to a public library. It is built with elements of the Italianate style with a flat roof, projecting eaves and rounded first-floor windows. Caragianis assured the board the new bank’s design is a work in progress. The phase two plaza, which will be submitted for site plan approval at the same time as

the bank, already boasts a more heritage feel. The red-brick mock-up features peaked roofs over some doors and windows, with high windows around the entire building, which will have store entrances accessible from the sidewalk as well as the parking lot. TRAFFIC ISSUES

Caragianis said he is also working to mitigate any possible traffic hiccups at the busy corner, which is often backed up during peak hours. He has reached out to developer Joe Princiotta, who is in the process of building his retirement residence directly behind the existing plaza. In an effort to save money and room, Caragianis said he has been working with Princiotta to share the back lane that would allow delivery trucks to access the residence and the plaza. “No one wants two lanes backing out onto Bridge,”

Caragianis said. While Princiotta has been receptive to the idea, obligations around storm water management on his property would make costs around the co-operative lane too costly. But the idea is far from dead, Caragianis said, and he’s working on solutions that would make the plan workable. “Joe’s game and I’m game and we’re going to do our best,” he said. The Main Street entrance will move to the most northerly location, to avoid backups through the intersection. Both entrances will likely only allow right turns in and out of the parking lot. Caragianis said that may be a problem in the short term, but future traffic circles and roundabouts in the area could create better traffic flow. Residents can offer feedback on the plans at a public meeting on March 7, which will be held at the Manotick arena. EMMA JACKSON/METROLAND

Sierra Stanley, 15, will host a fundraiser for Do It For Daron at her family’s sugar bush farm in Edwards on Feb. 23. All proceeds from maple taffy sales will be donated to the charity that supports youth mental health awareness.

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EMC news - There’s nothing sweet about struggling with mental health issues, but one Metcalfe student is hoping maple syrup can help. Sierra Stanley, whose family owns Stanley’s Maple Lane Farm in Edwards, will sell traditional maple taffy on Feb. 23 with all proceeds heading to the Do It For Daron foundation. Feb. 23 marks the first day of Stanley’s Farm’s six-week sugar bush season, which continues until April 7. But that day also marks a chance to help Ottawa youth who are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts and other mental health issues. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. visitors can enjoy a maple taffy treat made in a trough of snow for $2.50. The farm is donating the maple syrup supplies, and Stanley and her friend Delaney Hopper will run the shack. All proceeds will go to the Do It For Daron initiative.

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Stanley, 15, and Hopper, 14, began fundraising for the cause last year when they attended Stonecrest Elementary School in West Carleton, where they both live. They raised just over $160 selling “Bunny Grams” to students around the Easter season. This year, Stanley is in Grade 9 at Osgoode Township High School in Metcalfe because her family plans to move to the area. Hopper goes to Arnprior High School. But the pair has continued to fundraise for youth mental health programs because they know how important they can be. “Twelve and 13-year-olds shouldn’t be dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression,” Stanley said. She didn’t know DIFD’s namesake Daron Richardson, the daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson who committed suicide at age 14 in 2010, but she believes that programs like those offered through the Royal Ottawa and Youth Services Bureau could have saved her. “Someone

could have probably helped her, they just didn’t know how.” This year Stanley and Hopper hope to beat last year’s final tally and raise $200 – although that goal could easily be overcome within the first few hours on the farm. Sugar bush season organizer Susan Faith-Lecoupe said anywhere between 400 and 1,500 people could visit the farm if the weather is nice. “If each person buys a taffy, it adds up to a significant number. And some people do buy more than one,” she said. The farm will be open for sugar bush tours every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 23 to April 7, and from March 12 to 15 during Ontario’s March Break. The farm offers sleigh and wagon rides, a chance to meet the animals who live on the farm, and of course a demonstration of how maple syrup is made. Beginning March 16, the farm will also run Easter egg hunts for the little kiddies on Saturdays and Sundays. “The kids and their parents or grandparents take a tractordrawn wagon into the bunny bush and are told a story by the two Easter bunnies, that they’ve lost their eggs. The little kids will help them find them,” Faith-Lecoupe said. The children will receive a peanut-free goodie bag to take home. Participants must register in advance on the website, www.stanleysfarm.com. The cost is $5 per adult and $7 per child. The farm is located at 2452 Yorks Corners Road in Edwards.


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EMC news - It will be a four-wheeled affair on March 2 when the Nation Valley allterrain vehicle club hosts the country’s first Ride for Dad for ATV enthusiasts. The popular fundraiser for prostate cancer research has been embraced by motorcycle, snowmobile and water sport groups across Canada, but this is the first time an ATV club will host such an event. Organizer Theo Janssen said the planning committee expects between 100 and 300 ATV users to join them for the 100-kilometre ride though the North Dundas area. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. and includes a barbecue lunch at the midway point and a catered dinner at the home base, Mountain Township Agricultural Hall at 2967 Lough Rd. in South Mountain. The evening will include a silent auction with items like ATV tires and rims, an ATV snow plow, a crossbow, Ottawa Senators tickets and a Sidney Crosby jersey all donated by local businesses. Participants must register in advance online at www. ridefordad.ca or at the Ottawa Boat and Sportsman Show on Feb. 23 at the Ernst and Young Centre in Ottawa. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and dinner. Riders are encouraged to collect pledges and those who raise more than $100 will have their registration fee refunded. There are also prizes for top earners and general draws for gift baskets and the “tough luck award” for someone who

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Members of the Nation Valley ATV Club enjoy a ride last year. On March 2 the club will host the first-ever ATV Ride for Dad fundraising event. breaks down on the ride. A celebrity rider, Ottawa Senators alumni Brad Marsh, will also be along for the ride that day. Janssen said the club has challenged ATV clubs across the province to take part in the ride and match the host club’s pledges. He said several clubs are travelling from out of town, including clubs from Barrie, Niagara Falls and the Toronto region, as well as nearby clubs in eastern Ontario. Janssen said the club’s bi-annual rallies are usually fundraisers, and the decision to support prostate cancer research this year was easy. “It affects one in seven men and it’s a great cause,” Janssen said. “We’ve seen the snowmobiles, water sports and motorcycle clubs have done it and raised big funds, and so we thought why not get our name out as a respectable club.” Indeed, making a positive name for themselves is a priority for members of the Nation Valley club, who are currently

working with the City of Ottawa to approve a pilot project to allow ATVs on some roads and road allowances in the Osgoode area. “We’ve always operated to clean up the image of ATVing, because before there were never any rules or regulations or areas for ATVs to even operate,” Janssen said. “We want to do everything on the up and up.” Janssen said the club doesn’t have a fundraising goal this year, but every bit helps. “We basically said the sky’s the limit, because it’s our first ride,” he said. “We’re not sure what to expect.” To date the Ride for Dad charity has raised $11 million for prostate cancer research across the country. Money raised through the Nation Valley event will be used to fight prostate cancer in the Ottawa area. To register or pledge a rider visit www.ridefordad.ca. To donate an item or sponsor part of the event contact Janssen at 613-614-0812.

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population needed to support core services, so businesses will remain and new businesses will open up. Roddy Bolivar of the Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area said economic development is at top of mind for many rural residents – but it’s not emphasized in the city’s proposals for the updated Official Plan. “Creating sustainable growth and sustainable villages should be the focus,” Bolivar said. For instance, a concept like the combination of a yoga studio and tea shop in Carp is a modern invention that’s ideal for rural areas, but it is not captured by the city’s current business definitions. “More permissible zoning is a start, but it needs to come into a bigger picture,” he said. Anda Bruinsma of the Cumberland Village Community Association said it’s critical the city provides a clear picture of all the plans that will affect the villages, including transportation strategies, otherwise development will continue to be stalled. “No one is going to start a business if you’re going to put a highway through the town,” she said. “Our perception is the right and left hand aren’t

talking to each other,” she added. Another participant, Kanata North resident Trevor Davies, said the city’s plan to make a temporary ban on country-estate lot subdivisions permanent is ill-advised. Planning committee chairman and Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume popped into the session to advise Davies that concentrating development in rural villages rather than the countryside makes it easier to provide services and encourage businesses to open up. Between garbage pickup, transit and even school buses, country-estate lot subdivisions “become a very, very expensive way to promote development,” Hume said.

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‘Defenders of freedom’ receive Diamond Jubilee medals Emma Jackson

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Diamond Jubilee medal winners Ivan Wyman, left and David Palmer, were honoured by Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre and Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson along with fellow medal winners Audrey Renton, Frank Laturnus and James Duquette. life member at that branch. “I’ve been issued the (Order of Military Merit), and to get this medal tonight overshadows that,” Laturnus said. “It was really a beautiful treat.” He said the medal represents his volunteer work throughout his 36 years in the military, including his time as mayor of Uplands base, where he organized sports teams and recreation for the families.

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four days before Duquette was deployed to Golan Heights for a tour of duty. Fifty-four weeks later, Duquette returned home to discover that the paternity leave he had been looking forward to had expired at the one-year mark, and could not be deferred. Only people serving jail terms could defer their parental benefits. Duquette told Poilievre of the oversight, and subsequently the federal Fairness for Military Families Act was passed unanimously to allow serving members of the Canadian Forces to defer parental benefits until after their tour. Audrey Renton was awarded the Queen’s medal for her painstaking work in archiving the names and accomplishments of all Rideau area war veterans. Renton is a veteran herself and a war bride who came to Canada in 1946. As a Sergeant with the Royal Air Force, Renton served from 1940 to 1945 as a physical trainer for women working on the base. Renton, 91, has been a member of the Manotick Legion for the past ten years. She also volunteers for organizations like the Anglican Church, the Kars Womens’ Institute and the Kars Recreation Association, and was a long-time leader of the 4-H club. Frank Laturnus was nominated for his community service throughout his career with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Now retired, Laturnus was a chief warrant officer and technical instructor for 17 years. He survived a helicopter crash landing in 1964 while in Germany, and upon his return to Canada he was transferred to CFB Uplands where he became mayor of the military community from 1975 to 1977. Laturnus is the past president of the Manotick Legion and recently became a

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EMC news - All things considered, Almira Gulch’s first foray into community theatre is going pretty well. The Kansas spinster is constantly surrounded by annoying children, and that garden-grubbing dog Toto tries her patience at every rehearsal. But other than that, she’s finding the process of staging an amateur production fascinating - at least, according to her new blog. Miss Gulch (otherwise known as Greely resident Anne Peterson) has been blogging behind the scenes of the Greely Players’ production of The Wizard of Oz, which the group will stage at the end of March at the Greely Community Centre. Peterson’s character Gulch has been cast as the Wicked Witch of the West, a fitting role for a miserly old woman who lives alone and spends much of her time trying to rid the county of pesky, trespassing canines. But the experience of acting in a play has perhaps

softened Gulch towards her fellow man; in her Feb. 8 post she admitted how much fun a production can be, and even became a little too excited about Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

I’m just letting my little evil side come out. Apparently I have a pretty wicked cackle. Anne Peterson

Peterson said Gulch’s blog is her way of connecting to the audience and offering some insight into how a stage production comes together. Interested readers can find her weekly musings at www. witchwitch2.blogspot.com. Peterson is returning to the Greely stage for the first time in 10 years, after a decade of behind the scenes management. She’s returning, she said, because she couldn’t resist such a wicked role.

“It was a fabulous opportunity to play another fun character part,” said Peterson, whose last role with the Players was Mammy Yokum in the 2002 production of Li’l Abner. Playing the witch was a no-brainer, she added, because it gives her a chance to harness a side of her personality she rarely entertains. “People tell me it’s the absolute opposite of my character,” she said. “I’m just letting my little evil side come out. Apparently I have a pretty wicked cackle.” Curtains open Wednesday, March 20 and the 55-person cast will offer six shows including two matinees that week. Every second year, the theatre company chooses a production that involves lots of children. In 2011, they staged Willy Wonka, which starred five main children and included a chorus of Oompa Loompas. This year’s cast of kids will play munchkins, evil flying monkeys and crows. For tickets or to follow Gulch’s blog, visit www. greelyplayers.ca.

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surrounding community. But that role has come under threat in recent months. As part of planning work associated with the construction of the city’s light rail line, the site was identified as both a construction staging area for the redevelopment of the Lees transit station and as overflow parking for staff at the University of Ottawa, who were themselves being displaced by LRT construction near the main campus. Upon learning about the

plans, the Old Ottawa East community stood firm in opposition and with the help of Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, convinced the city to back off not only its construction staging area plans, but to relocate the parking lot to a different site on Lees Avenue to boot. The exercise has shown how important public consultation is in the municipal democratic process. A great deal of the time, the city needs to tune out public out-

cry on controversial issues. When faced with a decision that affects a large number of residents, a narrow view will not create effective policy. The LRT system itself will ruffle feathers in certain neighbourhoods when the bulldozers arrive to carve a path through the city. Light rail, however, is something being constructed to serve hundreds of thousands of residents and to ensure sustainable growth of the city in the future. The city cannot

afford to bow to narrow interests. The placement of a parking lot, on the other hand, that will only serve a narrow constituency – in this case the university – is the exact type of decision where close consultation with local residents is required. It’s the sort of decision that requires careful consideration of all available options, because it will have a profound effect on this narrow constituency. At first, the city didn’t

do that. It looked at a map, saw a convenient location and proceeded with its plans. If it had involved the public from the beginning, discovered how important the greenspace was to area residents and investigated other options, a messy public relations exercise could have been avoided. In the end, the city did the right thing. We can only hope it learns from the experience and doesn’t make the same mistake again.

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was at the National Arts Centre recently to see Metamorphoses which was, like all NAC Theatre productions, strikingly staged. Even if the play doesn’t knock you out, its visual presentation is always going to be interesting. In this case, it was more interesting than usual because it was played mostly in the water – a kind of wading pool at the front part of the stage and a deep tank with transparent sides at the back. The actors were in and out of the water. Somebody even smoked a cigarette underwater, which is a trick I’m glad I never learned how to do. It was hard enough to quit. The presence of the water, including a kind of constant rain from above the stage, prompted a mildly critical comment in a largely favourable review from the Globe and Mail: “A constant rain of water tumbling down on the upper level of the set is one misjudgment; its aesthetic value is cancelled out by the damage it wreaks acoustically and the suggestions it sends to bladders in the audience (particularly since there’s no intermission).� Actually, the play is only an hour and 20 minutes long, so the lack of an intermission was unlikely to produce a crisis. But the comment did get me to ponder what seems to be a general trend in our theatres to eliminate intermission whenever possible. Some of this may have to do with a trend to shorter plays and concerts: it seems silly to stop an hour-long play in the middle. But for longer plays, or even movies – I remember visiting the snack bar in the middle of Ben Hur and Spartacus, and I’m sure Gone With

the Wind had an intermission – eliminating the intermission takes away what seems to be an important part of the theatre-going experience. That’s the part where the theatre-goers stretch their legs, wander the lobby and discuss what they’ve seen and what might happen next. They bump into people they know and ask how they’re enjoying it so far. Maybe they have an argument. Maybe they pick up on something they missed. Why was the tall guy so angry? Oh, so he was her former husband. However the discussion goes, it helps them to focus on what they have seen and are about to see. Theatre-going, concert-going and movie-going are not supposed to be solitary experiences. They should be social, with people sharing ideas and enthusiasms. That doesn’t happen if they just walk in, sit in their seats for the performance and head for their cars as soon as the event is over. This is recognized at many concerts, where part of the fun is chatting about the music at half-time. And it is true of professional sports. In both cases, there is the added benefit of lightening the wallets of the hungry and thirsty. But theatre is different. As the parent of actors, I know the reasoning: The director and cast have worked hard to establish a mood, to involve the audience so completely that they forget they are sitting in a theatre; when the curtain goes down at intermission, the spell is broken and has to be re-established all over again when the curtain goes up. That’s a persuasive argument. Mind you, a hockey player could argue the same thing – “We really had it going and then the buzzer went and when the next period started we lost our momentum and everything changed.� Hockey players have learned to live it. True, it’s a bit more difficult for actors, who have to stick to a script and can’t just go and punch somebody to get the momentum going again. But they should be able, after intermission, to take consolation in the notion that the audience is fresh and not restless and maybe better able to understand why the tall guy was so angry.

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Osgoode residents gear up for road renaming Duplicate concessions getting erased across the city Jessica Cunha and Emma Jackson jessica.cunha@metroland.com

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Those living along West Carleton’s Second Line Road were first issued a letter from the city on Nov. 21 saying the street name would be changed to Des Adam Road – after the former alderman for rural March and the former mayor of Kanata – and they had until Dec. 5 to make comments. Many said the new name was unacceptable as the man had no connection to the area and didn’t reflect the heritage of the community. A letter hand-delivered to those living on Second Line said, “We have nothing against Des Adam personally; however we feel the re-naming should replicate this area and/or its long-time residents.” Seventy-seven per cent

of those living on the road – which includes almost 60 residences – signed a petition against the proposed name. With no guidance from the city, a group of residents began collecting potential road names. “We collected names from residents up until Nov. 29, having no guidance from the city on the protocols of renaming a street,” said resident Trudy Davis. “Not knowing what to do, we took the course of action asking residents to submit alternate names; we would vote on them and provide that list to the city.” The top five names were Carroll Crossing, Old Second Line Road, March Second Line, Second Line Road March and Whiskey Town Road. The city only agreed with Whiskey Town, saying the others are too similar-sounding to street names elsewhere. But on Feb. 11, the previously failed option of Old Second Line Road was added after residents petitioned the area councillor Eli El-Chantiry and city staff to add it to the list of potential names. MEANINGFUL

Second Line is a meaningful name in West Carleton, having been around since the 1820s. If the street moniker has to be changed, the option of Old Second Line Road should be available, said Seymour. The city originally declined that name option because too many streets begin with “Old” and it’s an appendage reserved for “historically significant” routes, according to staff. Those residents who already cast their vote by email were asked to re-submit their top choice by Feb. 19 and those without email were asked to have their paper ballot in by Feb. 26. El-Chantiry agreed with residents, saying the process is faulty and must be fixed. “We should have a process better than this process,” he said, adding the city will go with whatever choice the majority of residents vote for as the top choice.

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EMC news - Some Osgoode residents will have their roads renamed this year, but they’ll have the power to pick what they want to call their street. On March 7, the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee will vote to rename parts of 8th Line and 9th Line Road through Carlsbad Springs to Piperville Road and Thunder Road, and the decision will be finalized at council in the spring. Residents had months of meetings and votes to decide on those names, said Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson’s assistant Nick Randall. Later this summer, residents on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Line Roads in Osgoode Ward will also begin their own renaming process, because those road names also exist in other wards throughout the city. Though the change will be painful - it requires changing your address on everything from your license to your bank cheques - residents will at least get to vote on new names for the roads, Randall said. Some ideas will come from the city’s bank of names, but suggestions will also be welcomed from the community, Randall said. Since amalgamation, the city has been doing away with duplicate and similar road names to lessen confusion for 911 responders. In this case, 2nd Line Road and other concessions exist in West Carleton, Osgoode Ward and Rideau-Goulbourn. RideauGoulbourn is the only community able to keep its succession of First Line through Fourth Line roads. Residents currently going through the street renaming process in West Carleton spoke with an Ottawa police officer who said emergency services can tell “exactly where you are” when calling from a landline and that it takes less than five minutes to triangulate someone’s location when calling from a cell phone. The only instance where confusion may arise is when someone calls with only the street name and no civic address. In that case, 911 will dispatch emergency vehicles to all duplicate streets across the region.

“That is admittedly a waste of time (and) money,” said West Carleton resident Cathy Seymour. One resident spoke up at the Feb. 13 West Carleton meeting and said confusion over a street name may have led to her husband’s death after he suffered a heart attack. Emergency crews went the wrong way and weren’t able to respond fast enough to save him. “I know you may be upset about (the name change) but it may save someone’s life,” she said before leaving the hall. Many West Carleton residents living on the ward’s 2nd Line Road believe the city’s process is flawed. The process has been delivered with frustration and unanswered questions, said Seymour, such as why a former Kanata mayor’s name was chosen for a street in West Carleton. She added there doesn’t seem to be a consistent process for the city when vetting potential new names. Close to 40 people attended a March Rural Community Association meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss the issue. “We can prevent another community from going through this,” said association president Judy Makin. “We can come up with some suggestions to the city (to make the process easier).”

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Winchester hospital foundation director Troy Cross lights the Wish Tree with Grade 6 students Kristyn Vanhoof and Cameryn Broad on Dec. 11.

Wish Tree raises $74,000 for Winchester hospital foundation Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news - Big box stores may have felt the affects of the recession this Christmas, but for Winchester’s hospital it was a record-breaking season. The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Christmas Wish Tree beat last year’s fundraising total by $25,000, bringing this year’s final tally to $74,000. Over 700 donors purchases a Christmas wish to hang on the 12-foot tree in the hospital’s lobby. Each wish featured the name of a loved one to be remembered or honoured. “The tree in the lobby was so full of ornaments; you could barely see the branches,” said Carmen Sanger, the hospital’s auxiliary volunteer. The astounding total was possible in part this year because donors and matching gift sponsors worked together. A number of local businesses agreed to match individual gifts up to a total of $12,000, including Dan R Equipment, MacEwen Petroleum, Russell

the hospital foundation’s executive director. “Much of that support is received through this annual program, because it gives the community a chance to remember and honour those that have changed their lives for the better, and make a difference at the same time.” Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds to support the hospital in providing the very best of health care close to home for area residents, which is their “fundamental right.”

Meadows Retirement Community, Riveredge Farms and Scotiabank branches in Avonmore, Chesterville, Findlay Creek, Morrisburg, Osgoode, Russell, and South Mountain. The wish tree program has raised more than $650,000 in the last 14 years, supporting everything from redevelopment at the hospital to financing much-needed equipment. “Without the strong and much appreciated support from our donors, the highest priority needs at WDMH would be impossible to meet every year,” said Troy Cross,

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Vote for the next dino star at Nature museum Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Reassemble an entire skeleton or answer age-old questions concerning a horned dinosaur? Provide a better understanding of the evolution of an uncommon beast, find a new, never-seenbefore duck-billed dinosaur or uncover a potential rare carnivorous jaw? These intriguing choices are what face visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature when they help choose the museum’s next palaeo star. Dino Idol is currently underway at the downtown museum, inviting patrons who visit the dinosaur exhibition to help pick the museum’s next research project. The exhibition includes five dinosaur plaster casts, all with mystery and excitement waiting to be found inside. The idea came from the museum’s post-doctoral fellow, Jordan Mallon, who said he thought it would be a great way for the public to interact with the museum’s research department.

Mallon and fossil curator Kieran Shepherd are both excited about the new exhibition’s potential. “From a collection perspective, they all would be pretty cool to open up,” Shepherd said of the five specimens currently in storage. For the past 100 years, the fossils have been kept in field jackets – burlap and plaster casings – since fossil collectors Charlie H. Sternberg and his son Charles M. Sternberg unearthed the bones in Alberta. The museum has kept them in storage ever since. “This is incredibly exciting for me,” Mallon said. “You’re the first one looking at these things for the first time in close to 100 years.” The “contestants” for Dino Idol are: • Regal Ed, a partial skeleton of a duck-billed dinosaur. • Canadian Club, believed to be the back half of an armored dinosaur. • Stumpy, the skull of a horned dinosaur that has resorbed (a re-distribution of the horn’s calcium for other purposes such as. laying eggs or healing injuries) its entire right brow horn – something Mallon said is incredibly rare and has never been observed. • Mystery Jaw; the field notes from Sternberg simply say carnivorous dinosaur jaw, but looking at the size of the

casting, Mallon predicts it’s from a huge carnivore. • Headrosaur, this time the skull of a duck-billed dinosaur. Basic research of this casting suggests this skull could be something never seen before. Mallon said he is excited by the prospect of any one of these specimens being revealed through the contest.. “Teeth, claws, clubs: there is a variety to choose from,” Mallon said. The exhibition has illustrations above each casting, based on what Mallon described to a graphic artist. “The illustrations are awesome and I think it nicely represents what we think would be in there,” Mallon said. “Chances are we will be wrong, but that is what is exciting; to find out.” Going from choosing a winning specimen to the day it goes on display at the museum will take time, however. Some of the plaster jackets can take years to chip away at using a tiny tool like a jackhammer, powered by air-pressure. The five candidates have been chosen partly because the work may only take a few months to a year. Both Shepherd and Mallon didn’t want the voting public to have to wait too long to see what was inside.

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Fossil curator Kieran Shepherd, left, and Canadian Museum of Nature dinosaur researcher Jordan Mallon show off one of the museum’s Dino Idol candidates, Mystery Jaw. The museum is asking for patrons to choose one of five candidates from its fossil collection to become the researcher’s next project. These five candidates are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the museum’s research facility, with thousands of other castings waiting to be

opened. In his 25 years at the museum, Shepherd has only participated in two previous openings of a field jacket. Voting

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If there is one thing McDonald knows, its politics. He served as a municipal councillor in the Ottawa area for 24 years and chaired a number of municipal committees including planning, recreation and transportation. “He has seen it all and through first-hand accounts, he will reveal what really went on when Manotick Main Street got its first traffic light,” said Watson’s Mill education officer Cam Trueman. “Who knows? He may say a few things that will prick up some ears.” McDonald said he’s got countless stories to tell - most of them funny. “There’s a fair amount of humour in some of these things,” he hinted, although he refused to give away too much before the big night. McDonald first entered public life in 1969 as a trustee for the police village of Manotick. In the early 1970s he was a councillor for the Township of North Gower, and then served with the Rideau Township council until 1993. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the carriage shed across the street from Watson’s Mill. Admission is $2 for Watson’s Mill members and $5 for the general public, in support of Watson’s Mill programming. The lecture series was created to educate, entertain and create a conversation. For more details call 613-692-6455.


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Heritage streetcar proposed for Sparks Street michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - The streetcar may soon make its return to Sparks Street if a local organization has its way. The Ottawa Heritage Streetcar Committee wants to see an electric streetcar run from the Ottawa Convention Centre beside the Rideau Canal to the War Museum at LeBreton Flats. Made up of members of the public, the Sparks Street Mall Authority and Transport Action Canada, the group sees the line appealing to tourists. On Feb. 11, Transport Action Canada president David Jeanes presented the project to members of the Lowertown community. “The Ottawa heritage

“I believe it would be 100 per cent complementary,” Gagne said. “The city’s light rail will have a much larger ridership. Sparks Street is meant to be a pedestrian friendly and you will see, if it is designed properly and promoted properly, (a streetcar) could be a huge advantage.” Participants from the city and the National Capital Commission sit on the committee as well. The idea of a circulator, like a streetcar available for visitors, tourists and shoppers, was first suggested in a study led by the Outaouais transit authority, STO, in 2000. The concept was included as part of the 2005 NCC core area plan, but NCC spokesman Mario Tremblay added

Rail attraction for downtown. streetcar idea is about revitalizing the downtown core, adding culture and heritage activity to Sparks Street,” Jeanes said. Until 1959, Ottawa had an operating streetcar service which ran from Rockcliffe Park to the west end. This particular project would bring back the streetcar to the downtown streets with a proposed 2.4-kilometre route, a large portion of which would run along Sparks Street. Les Gagne, executive director for the Sparks Street Mall Authority, said the streetcar would be a great way to celebrate the heritage of the street as well as provide an alternative way of getting around the core.

the NCC has not given this streetcar proposal any formal support. A preliminary cost estimate for the complete line is $16 million. Gagne said the group is working on exact costs and that a much shorter line, just along Sparks Street, is also a possibility. As to how the project would be funded, that’s up in the air as well. The group is looking at the

possibility of seeking federal or provincial grants for the project, as well as seeking interest from prospective businesses and sponsors. Whether or not there would be a cost to use the service also has yet to be determined. “It’s going to be a paid service, but that is yet to be confirmed,” Gagne said. “If we had a big sponsor, maybe it wouldn’t be.” To create buzz, Gagne said the committee has been discussing the idea of bringing back Ottawa’s first original form of mass transit -- the horse-drawn streetcar -- to Sparks Street. The executive director has been working hard at revitalizing Sparks Street, organizing a number of recent events including a New Year’s Eve party, a Winterlude treasure hunt and winter beer festivals. A streetcar, Gagne said, could add to those efforts “It only gives people more reasons to come down,” he said. The concept is to lay down one track, with a railroad switch for trains to pass when crossing streets. The electric streetcar could have its current running the traditional way, with overhead wires, with the possibility to convert to battery power in more open spaces, such as passing by the National War Memorial. Stations would not require platforms. For Sparks Street areas such as Kent and Lyon streets, Jeanes said he believes the streetcar could be the catalyst to revitalize the area. “Generally, Kent and Lyon is a wasteland,” he said. “How exciting would it be to have a streetcar go through there?” The plans are still in the early stages to work out actual costs and length of the route.

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It all happened when Three Mile Herman came to school mad as a hatter. Now, Three Mile Herman’s mother and my mother belonged to the Women’s Institute together and it seems they got to talking about their families. Three Mile Herman said his mother was told by our mother her idea of switching chores between the sons and daughters and it was good training and made perfect sense if they were ever going to amount to a hill of beans. That’s all she needed to hear. Mother had earned great respect in the Northcote area since everyone knew she had come from New York and therefore must be up on all the latest trends and ideas. So before he could say “jackrabbit,” Three Mile Herman was in an apron doing house chores. Unlike Emerson, he didn’t care who knew it. That didn’t mean he liked either the pinnie or doing house chores, but he like to talk and he liked an audience, so soon everyone at the Northcote School knew about our brothers and the boys in Three Mile Herman’s family doing house chores. Well, that took the sting off for Emerson. There was someone else at Northcote School in the same kettle of fish as he as. I had to tear up the picture I drew and kept in my primer book reader, and Emerson was back to making my life miserable.

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The gift that keeps on giving The North Grenville Municipal Centre was busy on Thursday, Feb. 14 and evening with a Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic. David and Lyn Presley of Manotick were also at the centre raising awareness about tissue donations for the Trillium Gift of Life and the Kidney Foundation. More and more people are showing an interest in understanding how important and easy it is to donate organs to those who need them. Joseph Morin/Metroland

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EMC news - Residents at Orchard View Living Centre in Manotick Station were feeling the love on Feb. 14 when building owner Joe Princiotta stopped by to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them. The developer played the piano for the better part of an hour, inviting gathered residents to sing along to romantic golden oldies like “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Before he left, Princiotta passed out red roses to all the ladies in the building.

LEFT: Princiotta gives a rose to one of Orchard View’s residents on Feb. 14. BELOW LEFT: Betty Kereliuk dances to one of Princiotta’s the toe-tapping tunes. Kereliuk said she used to do highland dancing. On Feb. 14 she was just “following the music” as she moved around the dance floor. BELOW RIGHT: Mary McKechnie enjoys the music during the centre’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

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Considering the significant challenge of bringing two clubs together under one banner, it was a fairly smooth transition from the start, reflects OSU founding member Rene Braendli. “The leadership from both clubs wanted to make it happen, and I think that was the key,” explains the long-time South Nepean soccer leader and current OSU exec. “And we still have the people to push that vision along.” The new alliance translated well on the ground level too. There’s a family feel that runs strong on teams throughout the club, highlights OSU coach Gord MacGregor. “It’s an environment where we’re all there together, supporting each other no matter what,” describes the former ORSA player. “It’s important that every player, every parent and every coach has that camaraderie. Everyone really is a family. It’s like one big, giant team. OSU hit many key milestones along the way to its 10th anniversary (see sidebar for more details). This includes establishing strategic alliances with leading clubs in the U.S. and Europe – the Dallas Texans and Everton FC – and providing a dedicated staff approach to running a community club in order to provide better programs so players can develop and have more fun. “We still depend on our volunteers and we’re very thankful we have our volunteers to carry most of the load,” Michalopulos notes, adding that those same people recognize the indispensable value of having full-time staff such as Jim Lianos, Club General Manager since almost Day 1. “It wasn’t sustainable. That’s the old model,” Michalopulos emphasizes. “We knew we had to improve on the management organization of the club in order to perform at a certain level in a sustainable manner. “We were able to put together an environment for excellence. On a grand level, we have simply pushed soccer forward in Ottawa and improved the level of play. That’s our biggest accomplishment.” A major project – which now stands as a physical symbol of the club’s progress and perseverance over many years – was the construction of six playing fields in Manotick to accommodate a growing player base that’s now exceeded 6,500 – from youth recreational/ developmental soccer to competitive/elite, through to the adult & senior levels.

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“We want to mimic the best of what they do overseas here in order to improve soccer development for our players and coaches,” Lianos underlines. “And Paul knows the Everton way as well as anyone.” Providing an environment for high performance players to move onto the next level is an OSU trademark, with over 80 players receiving scholarships to play university and college soccer in Canada and the U.S., and others recruited into professional team academies. Without discounting the tremendous success OSU has achieved in consistently winning championships locally, becoming a force in the province’s top youth league, and even besting top opponents from around the world at the exclusive Disney College Showcase and Dallas Cup events, perhaps the biggest source of pride is seeing the deeper impact the club has made on members’ lives over 10 years. “We’re a huge part of the community. You walk around in the summer and every field is being used by the club and you see soccer players all over the place,” Braendli smiles. “It’s been a fantastic journey, but this is not the end. We’re still pushing ahead and we’ve still got to do better. We cannot stand still.”

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850 sq. ft. commercial space on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455.

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Queenswood Stables Horseback Riding Lessons and Day Camps. Call us today to book a tour of our facilities. (613)8352085. qws@queenswoodstables.com www.queenswoodstables.com

ALL CLEANED DRY SEASONED hardwood, (Hard Maple), cut and split. Free delivery. Kindling available. Call today 613-229-7533. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

BUSINESS SERVICES HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877793-3222 www.dcac.ca

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FOR RENT Kemptville, 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor (no stairs), $700/month, hydro extra, no pets. (613)296-3455. Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. Appliances, laundry & parking included. $800/month plus utilities. No pets, available March 1st. Walking distance to amenities. (613)826-3142.

FOR SALE BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG. 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com. Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com

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HELP WANTED Hardware/Building Supply Store Manager. Full time. Excellent opportunity for an outgoing person. Based in Iqaluit Nunavut. We are seeking an self motivated individual, with experience working in a retail building supply store. with the ability to merchandize, and deal with tradesmen. We offer an attractive wage and accommodations. E-mail resume to bbspurchasing@bellnet.ca

P/T General Handyman & P/T Painter required immediately to provide home maintenance & repair services in KanataStittsville & Barrhaven areas. Ideal for retired/semi-retired, organized, conscientious and people friendly. Basic tools and reliable vehicle required. Good compensation & flexible hours. Apply to handymanplus@ourgoldenyears.ca or fax 613-836-0499. Retail Sales Account Representative needed, ability to multitask, computer skills, excellent customer service record. Earn $400/week. Applicants should send resume to needajob1911@ hotmail.com Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. We are looking for key people to expand our Financial Services business in this area. Experience not necessary, We will train. For an interview call 613762-9519.

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Springhill Cemetery requires a Secretary/Treasurer to assume responsibility April 1, 2013. This unique opportunity requires an individual with expertise in book-keeping, secretarial and other administrative duties. Computer skills an as-set. Compensation by honorarium. Submit resume by March 8, 2013 to: Springhill Cemetery Att: Winston Page 7186 Mitch Owens Rd., Greely, ON. K4P-1K8

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FIREARMS WANTED FOR APRIL 20TH, 2013 AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, info@switzersauction.com or www.switzersauction.com.

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HELP WANTED LOOKING FOR SALES REPRESENTATIVES - Canadian Taxpayers Federation is expanding our Sales Division in your area. For more information visit: www.taxpayer.com CALL 1-800-667-7933 Ext 111 or email: national.manager@taxpayer.com.

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ASSAF - Proud parents Robert and Melinda are pleased to announce the arrival of their second child, a son, Joseph Cesario Assaf, on February 2nd, 2013, weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz. Second grandchild for Michael and Heather Assaf and seventh grandchild for Steno and Silvana Cesario. A baby brother for Michael and another nephew for Ramona Sullivan, Marco Cesario and Carey Assaf. Special thanks to the midwives, doctors and nurses at the Monfort Hospital.



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COMING EVENTS OTTAWA SPRING RV SHOW - March 1-3, 2013. Ernst & Young Centre (formerly CE Centre), 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa. 20 dealers, campgrounds, new products, GIANT retail store, show-only specials. Discount admission at www.OttawaRVshow.com. Call TollFree 1-877-817-9500. 24th Annual HAVELOCK COUNTRY JAMBOREE - REBA, TRACE ADKINS, TRAVIS TRITT, KATHY MATTEA, GORD BAMFORD, BOBBY BARE, DALLAS SMITH, SMALL TOWN PISTOLS, TARA ORAM, JOSH THOMPSON, AMBUSH, & more, OVER 25 ACTS... CANADAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LARGEST LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC & C A M P I N G F E S T I VA L - A U G . 15-18/13. TICKETS 1-800-539-3353, www.havelockjamboree.com. BUY NOW & SAVE!

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FIREARMS AUCTION SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 10:00AM AT SWITZER’S AUCTION CENTRE, 25414 HIGHWAY 62 SOUTH, BANCROFT ONT. From several estates, collectible, commemoratives, target and hunting. Many new and used rifles, shotguns, handguns, antique hand guns rifles & shotguns crossbows, ammunition, featuring: many collectable military and target rifles and edged weapons.

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School Bus driving is not for those who want a full-time job, but it’s a wonderful opportunity for retirees or stay-at-home parents, or others with a little time on their hands to supplement their income while doing something important in our community, being a reliable role model for students, and making a real difference. Your mission for today is to TELL SOMEBODY, because everyone who becomes or helps someone become a school bus driver, is making an important contribution to the SAFETY & EDUCATION of our students.

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Global Child Care Services (www.gccs.ca) is seeking Supply Teachers for 3 south end locations: Rideau Valley Child Care Centre in Manotick, Canyon Walk School Age Program in Riverside South, and Elizabeth Park Child Care Centre at Uplands. Experience working with children; negative criminal records check required.

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We offer: Competitive wage and benefit package Excellent, well maintained equipment Dedicated tractors Home every weekend Our primary area of operations is from Eastern Ontario to the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. We require: 2 years AZ experience Clean abstract Professional attitude Please call 800-387-0638 for more information or forward resume to info@tibbstransport.com or fax to 613-258-5391. www.tibbstransport.com

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Lifetime city builder On Sunday, Feb. 10 Mayor Jim Watson along with Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder award to Wendy Newton on behalf of her late husband Nick Newton. A passionate volunteer residing in Manotick, Newton spent decades working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Algonquin College, and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa where he was a key figure for over 60 years. Submitted

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City redirects cash to hire new parks planners Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

have enough staff to finish the fine detailed work and get construction started. Councillors voted 15-6 to take the money needed for parks planners from a citywide fund, but not before a spirited debate over how the positions should be paid for. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli emphasized the process should be fair to different areas of the city. He felt the best way to do that was to raid a citywide emergency fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to send a message on this that this should

be something that is an operational priority of the city and it will be a priority thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included in the next budget â&#x20AC;Ś and that it will be handled fairly across the city so no matter which area of the city you happen to live in and represent, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get the same level of recognition and possibility,â&#x20AC;? Chiarelli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) not being handled particularly well by council,â&#x20AC;? he added. Planning committee chairman and Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume disagreed with Chiarelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency fund

idea. Growth needs to pay for growth, he said, so park planners should be paid with the funds collected to build the parks everywhere in the city. Chiarelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea would have meant that levies on development would only pay for park planning in the suburban area, whereas urban councillors could draw on a citywide fund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing here is setting two different standards. Fundamentally I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right,â&#x20AC;? Hume said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give the same benefit to

my residents â&#x20AC;Ś I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that privilege today.â&#x20AC;? There are 70 parks projects on the books, 23 of which fall under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cash-in-lieu of parklandâ&#x20AC;? issue that was under discussion. Mayor Jim Watson said he will ensure the city finds a more permanent solution during the next budget. The Feb. 13 council meeting was the third time councillors have hammered on the issue. It was the only item of major contention during the 2013 budget process.

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A winter fun day was held at Greely West Park on Feb. 9. A family enjoyed skating on the full rink and puddle rink, a barbecue, sledding, and rides on a horse-drawn sled. From left, Ashley McKinley, 11, Catherine McKinley, 10, and Veronica Langdon, 9, enjoy the rink as they skate together. RIGHT: Ellen Hughes is all smiles as she grills up some hot dogs and onions, which were free for all at the event.

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Sandy is a spayed female, brown tabby, Domestic Shorthair cat that is 3 years old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on January 2, 2013 but is now available for adoption. She is looking for a quiet family that will give her time to warm up to them without approaching her too quickly. She needs slow quiet movements when being approached and doesn’t like to be rushed. Once she warms up to you she is a very loving feline companion.

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Whistler is a 5 month old, neutered male, Rex mix. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on December 20, 2012 but is now ready for adoption! Whistler is an active rabbit who enjoys daily exercise exploring his cage and would love the opportunity to free roam. He does enjoy chewing on things so keep all cords and important items out of his way! He is looking for a forever home where he will be allowed to exercise daily and will be provided with nutritious food, water, and a clean habitat!

For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit www.ottawahumane.ca.

Stay on Top of Your Pet’s Dental Health and Avoid Problems Later animal tooth paste is the number one way to help prevent bacterial growth in his mouth! Don’t use human toothpaste, as some of the ingredients in our everyday toothpaste are harmful to animals if ingested. Preventative diets: There are specially designed foods that have been developed using scientific research to help stimulate your animal’s gums. These foods promote the breakdown of bacteria that can cause tartar and periodontal diseases. Talk to your veterinarian about which diet is best for your pet. Provide safe chew-toys: Chew-toys not only provide your animal with enjoyment, they help remove plaque, and for puppies, help soothe itchy gums during teething! Provide your pet with dental chews, natural chews, and dental chew toys to help stimulate his gums naturally! Visit the vet: Schedule regular check-ups with your vet! Talk to your vet about preventative dental care and how to decrease the likelihood of your pet needing dental work done down the road. Your pocket book will thank you later!

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Chelsea My name is Chelsea and I am an English Golden Retriever who is almost a year old. I live with my mom, dad, two sisters and two tempting cats! I love my peanut butter kongs and cheese. I like to go on long walks all winter and chew on sticks and other things I am not supposed to eat. My favorite thing is to roll around rubbing my back on the hard snow. I like to see people and other dogs on my walk and I always hope to go into the Expedition Store when I go through the village. They love dogs! My parents think I am the best puppy because I never get into any trouble. Except for when it comes to those cats!!! Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: cfoster@thenewsemc.ca attention “Pet of the Week”

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

Feb. 15:

Carleton University president Dr. Roseann Runte will speak to the 26th Humanitarian Gala dinner at the Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 15. These dinners are organized by the Ottawa branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society to raise funds for projects in Commonwealth countries. This year, the proceeds will be donated to a Canhave project for children in Uganda. The reception begins at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $85 for RCS members and $125 for nonmembers, which includes a year’s membership in the RCS. Contact Joy Tilsley at 613-747-7318 for tickets or more information.

Feb. 16:

Kars Family Fun Day. Bring the family for a day of fun including skating, tobogganing and shows from Mad Science at 11 a.m. and Little Rays Zoo at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served in between. The Rideau Historical Society, Ottawa Police child print and city information tables will be on site (and sleigh rides, weather permitting). Kars Recreation Centre, 1604 Old Wellington, Kars. Event is courtesy of the City of Ottawa and your Kars Recreation Association volunteers. More information at Facebook/Kars Recreation Centre.

Feb. 20:

The city’s Rural Affairs office has developed a by-law to allow all terrain vehicle (ATV) use on certain municipal roadways (both opened and unopened) in Osgoode Ward on a pilot project basis. Members of the public are invited to attend an information session to learn more and provide feedback, Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the upper hall of the Osgoode Community Centre. For more information, contact the Rural Affairs office at 613-580-2424 x 28352 or ruralaffairs@ottawa.ca.

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Feb. 22:

Chili supper on Friday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Kars. Adult: $12, Child: $6. Family rate available.

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Feb. 25 and 27:

Taggart Miller will host two open house sessions to provide local residents and other interested parties with information about the rationale for the selection of the preferred Boundary Road site for the proposed resource recovery facility and the next steps in the environmental assessment process. Session 1: Monday, Feb. 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Centre, 6020 8th Line Rd. Session 2: Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Russell Arena, 1084 Concession Street.

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Feb. 23:

Kids’ craft day at the Osgoode Township Museum: make your own crazy carpet. On Saturday, Feb. 23, kids aged six to 12 are invited to make their very own crazy and colourful carpet using a hula hoop as a loom. 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $5/child. Children five years and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by and adult. Please call 613-821-4062 to register.

Feb. 25:

The next edition of REACH Canada Brown Bag Lunch Series will focus on the topic of “the toxic workplace.” Katherine Williams, author of Workplace Bullying – A Survival Guide will discuss the phenomenon of workplace bullying. The event takes place on Feb. 25 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Enbridge Building located at 400 Coventry Rd. Admission is $10 for seniors and students, $20 general admission, $50 for social or health services agencies and $75 for government, corporate, or legal guests. For more information, call 613-236-6636 or email estherakinkugbe@ R0011891969_0207

Join Ottawa Riverkeeper for an evening of adventure-

packed films that celebrate our natural world while raising funds to protect the Ottawa River. The evening includes a silent auction, door prizes and the opportunity to speak to the Ottawa Riverkeeper herself, Meredith Brown. Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. All proceeds from this evening support Ottawa Riverkeeper initiatives, including the purchase of water quality test kits for our Riverwatch Program. $12 general admission or $50 VIP pass. Visit ottawariverkeeper. ca to learn more.

Payback is an incisive and moving exploration of debt not simply as an economic condition, but as a primal human dilemma. Jennifer Baichwal’s masterfully cinematic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestseller Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth frames four divergent stories against Atwood’s witty, eclectic analysis of human obligation. Greely Branch (1448 Meadow Drive - 613-821-3609). February 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will help you discover some easy ways of correcting basic flaws so you will be proud to display your photos. For more information call InfoService at 613-580-2940 or email InfoService@biblioottawalibrary.ca. Online registration is required. Manotick Branch (5499 South River – 613-692-3854). Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

March 1:

Manotick legion dinner-dance on Friday, March 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (dance at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $18 at the Legion office. Please buy your tickets early. 5550 Ann Street Manotick, Harmony Hall. Roast beef or fish buffet, salads, desserts, tea and coffee. Music by ‘Rosy Swan and partner. Open to the public. Bring your friends.

March 2:

The Eastern Regional Clydesdale Assoc. is pleased to announce their spring dance to be held Saturday, March 2nd, at the Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp Fairgrounds.The dance begins at 8 p.m. and features “Old Tyme Country” music by the Glenn Silverson Band. There will be both 30 Manotick EMC - Thursday, February 21, 2013

a live and a silent auction. Light lunch will be served at 11:15 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and are available by calling Stan Carruthers, 613797-3478. Come on out and join the fun!

March 5:

Laughter is a natural instinct. Learn about the physical, emotional, psychological and social benefits of laughter. A Registered Nurse from Retire-At-Home services will give a talk about the benefits of laughter as an excellent way to reduce pain along with the need for love and belonging. So, go ahead and Laugh for the health of it! For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.Online registration is required. Manotick branch (5499 South River - 613-692-3854). Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

March 6

If you have recently lost a partner, you may find cooking for one as an adjustment. The easy, delicious and healthy recipes demonstrated in Mike’s Kitchen will help you get back to taking care of yourself. Just bring yourself, everything else is provided. The group will meet weekly from March 6 to April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Dr. The cost is $15 per week or $80 for all six weeks. Call 613224-0526 to register.

March 7:

Councillor Moffatt will host a public meeting on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall of the Manotick Arena, to update residents on several issues of importance to our community. Foremost amongst them will be a staff presentation on the city’s process with respect to Dickinson Square.

March 17:

St. Patrick’s Day Open House at Orchard View Living Centre, 1491 Manotick Station Rd. from 2 to 4 p.m. Irish music with Robin Averil, food, fun, tours. Free to everyone.

March 18 and 26:

We all deserve a break: Rest and recharge! A registered nurse from Retire-At-Home services will discuss how to be a caregiver to yourself when providing care to your loved one. March 18: Greely branch, 1448 Meadow Drive. March 26: Osgoode branch, 5630 Osgoode Main St. Online registration is required.

March 23:

The Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School is hosting its annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and silent auction on Saturday, March 23 at the Metcalfe Community Centre (2785 8th Line Road). Doors are open from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be a silent auction, kids’ craft tables, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, children’s entertainment and breakfast served by local fire fighters. To purchase advance tickets or for more information please call 613-821-3196.

Ongoing:

Russell Road will be closed from February 4 to March 18 to permit work on the foundation of the overpass for the Hunt Club Interchange. Traffic on Russell Road between Belgreen Drive and Ramsayville Road will be detoured around the construction area. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will still be able to access the area. Come to the Osgoode legion for darts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. Experience not required. The bar is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Children’s programs at Manotick Library: Drop in for stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0 to18 months from 10 to10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time ages18 months to three years from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Storytime for ages three to six yrs from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Session 1 runs every Thursday morning until Feb. 21. For more information contact us at 613-692-3854. The Gloucester South Seniors meet at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim for a full schedule of activities every week including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo #144 and free parking. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance. First Friday of every month. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door or yearly memberships available. No charge for participating musicians and singers. Join us for a good time.

Mondays:

Looking to learn conversational Spanish? Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. The group meets at Tunney’s Pasture Mondays from

4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-761-6537 or visit www. amigos-tm.ca.

Mondays and Thursdays:

The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank St. (at Leitrim Road) meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613821-1930 for more information.

Tuesdays:

Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. Share the music and joy of dance. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt – but you most certainly can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Tuesday evenings at Manotick United Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Osgoodedancescottish@ gmail.com. Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a fiveminute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182. The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands and Hogs Back. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie. Drop in and check it out. For more information, call Shirley at 613-225-8089.

Thursdays:

Every Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. enjoy bingo at the Osgoode Legion, 3284 Sunstrum St. in Osgoode. All money raised at these weekly events goes back to the community. Bring your ‘dabbers’ and come out to support your local legion bingo.

Saturdays:

Free Kindermusik classes in February at the Osgoode Township Museum every Saturday morning from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for kids ages two to six. Have fun moving and grooving, singing and dancing, laughing and learning with fun activities and instruments. Call 613-821-4062 to save your spot.


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9. A public promotion 10. More meretricious 11. Invests in little enterprises 12. Integrated circuit 13. Rednecks 14. Atomic #69 17. Legume hemp 19. Adam’s garden partner 20. The color of blood 21. Orange-red chalcedony 22. Units of land area 24. Green, sweet or Earl Grey 25. Any member of the family Hominidae 27. Received thrust (Geology) 28. Mexican treasury certificates 30. Ancient Egyptian king 31. Searches through 32. Silent actors 33. Biscuitlike tea pastry

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Are you ready for surprises, Aries? If not, loosen up a little bit because there is a little excitement in store for you. It will come when you least expect it. You may need an extra dose of patience this week, Taurus. Some difficult tasks are ahead and you will be in charge of getting things back to normal. Gemini, though many things can induce stress, the infectious sound of children’s laughter will quickly take you out of a slump. Take some time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Libra, someone you can trust will be by your side this week when you need the most support. He or she also can help with sorting through financial concerns. Scorpio, you may need to take a look at your finances and any things you can do to address any issues. Tweak things that have not been working as you had hoped. Sagittarius, make some concessions if it means keeping the peace around the house. Sometimes you have to simply sit back and let others be in the spotlight.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Cancer, some issues that require your attention arise at the office even though you may feel you have already devoted enough time to work responsibilities this week.

Capricorn, take a few moments to think about what you expect from a particular person and then develop a strategy that will bring you to that end. It sounds easy, but it will require effort.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

A memorable night is on the horizon, Leo. It may be Wednesday or Thursday, so plan to look your best on those days. Romance could be in the air as well.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, before reacting to something this week, take a few deep breaths before saying or doing anything. This way you can be sure you are not engaging in a knee-jerk reaction.

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Sometimes things last, but other times they fizzle away, Aquarius. You may not be able to predict the outcome of everything, but you can take steps to protect the things you want to save.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Others will quickly figure out that there is no one quite like you, Pisces. You are a great friend to be around.

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Last week’s answers

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Are you ready for surprises, Aries? If not, loosen up a little bit because there is a little excitement in store for you. It will come when you least expect it. You may need an extra dose of patience this week, Taurus. Some difficult tasks are ahead and you will be in charge of getting things back to normal.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, though many things can induce stress, the infectious sound of children’s laughter will quickly take you out of a slump. Take some time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Virgo, before reacting to something this week, take a few deep breaths before saying or doing anything. This way you can be sure you are not engaging in a knee-jerk reaction.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb

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Sometimes things last, but other times they fizzle away, Aquarius. You may not be able to predict the outcome of everything, but you can take steps to protect the things you want to save. Others will quickly figure out that there is no one quite like you, Pisces. You are a great friend to be around.

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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Virgo, before reacting to something this week, take a few deep breaths before saying or doing anything. This way you can be sure you are not engaging in a knee-jerk reaction.

Sagittarius, make some concessions if it means keeping the peace around the house. Sometimes you have to simply sit back and let others be in the spotlight.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

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Cancer, some issues that require your attention arise at the office even though you may feel you have already devoted enough time to work responsibilities this week. A memorable night is on the horizon, Leo. It may be Wednesday or Thursday, so plan to look your best on those days. Romance could be in the air as well.

Scorpio, you may need to take a look at your finances and any things you can do to address any issues. Tweak things that have not been working as you had hoped.

Cancer, some issues that require your attention arise at the office even though you may feel you have already devoted enough time to work responsibilities this week.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Libra, someone you can trust will be by your side this week when you need the most support. He or she also can help with sorting through financial concerns.

Capricorn, take a few moments to think about what you expect from a particular person and then develop a strategy that will bring you to that end. It sounds easy, but it will require effort.

A memorable night is on the horizon, Leo. It may be Wednesday or Thursday, so plan to look your best on those days. Romance could be in the air as well.

Gemini, though many things can induce stress, the infectious sound of children’s laughter will quickly take you out of a slump. Take some time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

Last week’s answers

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Are you ready for surprises, Aries? If not, loosen up a little bit because there is a little excitement in store for you. It will come when you least expect it.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Mexican President Camacho 6. Egyptian statesman Anwar 11. March 17, 2013 14. Don’t know when yet 15. Russian country house 16. No longer is 18. E.g. club soda or fruit juice 21. Hindu holy man 23. Viverridae cat 25. Long sound diacritical mark 26. Yellow-fever mosquitos 28. Dead and rotting flesh 29. Those who are present 31. Royal Mail Service 34. Not in 35. Slope stability radar (abbr.) 36. Fast ballroom dance 39. A writ issued by authority of law 40. Lots

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