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EMC News - The Greely Community Association is asking for suggestions for its upcoming community safety audit, which will assess potential safety issues in public spaces around the village. The association is compiling a list of parks, paths, parking lots, streets and other public spaces that pose personal safety risks in the Greely area. Those risks could range from speeding traffic along Parkway Road to poorly lit pathways that could lead to a crime. Elsy David from the Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) made a presentation at the association’s February meeting explaining how her non-profit organization completes the audit, which starts with a night-time walkabout in areas the residents deem unsafe. “We go out into public spaces that everyone uses, and if people are feeling afraid for their safety we look at certain criteria in that environment that might be contributing to people feeling unsafe there,” she said. Concerned residents, the local police officer and other community members would join WISE as it evaluates the amount of lighting and signage in a space, whether there are “entrapment areas” where someone could find themselves cornered, distance from populated areas and whether the space looks like it receives regular maintenance. “If it doesn’t look like its being maintained, it sends the message that perhaps nobody’s watching, nobody’s monitoring the area, and therefore an act of crime or vandalism can also go unnoticed,” David

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said. She said it’s important for community members to take part in the walkabout, because they know the space best. “It’s the people who use the space who know what’s going on there and see the potential problems before they occur, and they probably have good recommendations on how to make improvements to the space before something happens,” she said. After the walkabouts, WISE would write a report recommending solutions to create safer spaces. It could be as simple as adding a few lights to a pathway, or pruning branches to let current lights shine more brightly. New signs or more robust infrastructure may also be simple solutions. The report would be sent to participants, the ward councillor and whoever is responsible for the space, be it the city or a private owner. Association member Tamatha Trenholm spearheaded the project, because she said there are many places in Greely where she feels uncomfortable. “I have two dogs and get home late, and there are a lot of areas in Greely that I avoid because they are so dark and I feel afraid personally,” she said. Although the village has not seen the kinds of attacks or crimes that urban communities do, she said its better to make spaces safe now before something does happen. “There’s no history, but do we wait until something happens to do something about it? I’m a firm believer that it’s better to be proactive than reactive.” Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson agreed. GREELY see page 2

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Even the mallards are coming to see the rare northern pintail duck, front, that has been wintering in Manotick this January and February. Birdwatcher David Sangster captured this image of the pintail surrounded by curious waterfowl on Jan. 29, 2012, which won him the Manotick Village Community Association’s annual photography contest in February. Sangster said it’s unusual to see the pintail, and because of limited open water there have been ample opportunities to get a close up look at the rare bird.

Welding training centre coming to Metcalfe Laura Mueller

EMC News - Metcalfe village is now home to a new training facility to teach people how to become welders. The site, which is just west of Bank Street on Snake Island Road, used to be home to a truck-repair facility. Now it is set to become the first permanent home of the local iron workers’ union. The group used to train its members on Saturdays at Algonquin College, said Gaetan

Sigouin, the business manager of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 765. He said the union has more people to train lately and needed its own facility. The building, which is already in place, has room for about a dozen people to train at a time as needed, Sigouin said. The 7775 Snake Island Rd. site has also been home to the union’s office since last June.

On Feb. 9, the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee approved a rezoning to enable the union to add a training centre to the facility. The local has about 700 members in the Ottawa area, Sigouin said. The welding training facility is across the street from a pallet manufacturing operation, a collision repair shop and two homes to the south. East of the site is a vacant building that used to have an auto dealership.

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Greely focuses on safety Cookies and crock pots raise $1,700 for O-YA Continued from the front

potential problem areas beHe said the safety audit is fore crime catches up. “In a community like “an excellent opportunity” to put on paper what concern Greely it’s safe to (walk alone at night), and until now residents most. “When you make a re- we haven’t had any major quest for funding to support problems with people being something, the first question attacked, but it could hapis ‘What is the need?’ If an pen,” he said. “It’s an excelaudit has already taken place lent idea to take a look, and and we see the need has been make recommendations so detailed, it’s much easier to we don’t have those issues get funding,” Thompson said. going forward.” The community assoHe noted that councillors do take external reports serious- ciation is asking residents to ly, especially if the auditing submit suggested problem areas no later than March 14 group has a good reputation. Thompson said there have so the association can prioribeen problems in the past tize their list and begin their with loitering, vandalism and walkabouts with WISE. Suggestions can be sent other petty crimes that have been easily solved with more to president@greelycommulighting and signs. He said For more informaGreely is relatively safe to- tion about WISE visit www. your final arrangements is the right day, but Making it’s important to fix

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judgment of the law enforcement officer,” he said. “That’s why it makes so much sense to try the education program because it’s a sensitivity issue. If you can convince even 50 per cent of the people who do this it would ease off.”


zones that will only create traffic jams on the river. “It’s all about education for those weekend boaters. I really do not see the point of adding an additional three km of no wake on the river, because all we’re doing is taking those boaters, (ticking) them off and pushing them further down the river to be jammed up past Hearst marina,” she said. At a Feb. 15 presentation to the community association, Domaratzki presented a summer student program that would see trained students speaking with boaters at various entry points along the river about controlling wake. If it makes enough of a difference, Domaratzki said it could convince Parks Canada to reduce or scrap the contentious zones altogether. Vickers said the problem is

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EMC News – Parks Canada has said will hold more public consultations this spring and summer to discuss the controversial ‘no wake zones’ implemented last year along the Rideau Canal in Manotick. Last summer, Parks Canada created four new wake-free zones between Manotick and the 416 bridge in Kars, which require boats to travel at a dead slow pace to avoid wake that could damage the shoreline or overturn other boaters. The four zones added three kilometers of what opponents call “speed bumps” along the river. Zone 1 runs from Long Island Lockstation at Nicolls Island to approximately 230 metres south of the locks. Zone 2 runs from the Manotick Bridge to approximately 90 metres upstream of Mahogany Harbour at the end of Long Island. Zone 3 runs from Collins Point to Manotick Marina, and Zone 4 runs from the Kars Bridge to Sanders Island. Pam Buell from Parks Canada’s Eastern Ontario office said these measures were put in place after years of concerns around excessive wake causing public safety risks. Boater surveys were conducted in 2001 and 2008 that identified the Manotick region as an area of concern, and a stakeholders meeting was held in March 2011 to discuss solutions to the problem. Buell said the wake zones are the current solution, but are open for discussion. “These are put into effect to deal with the situation, but we want to continue with public consultations around boating safely because obviously we need to do the due diligence so that all the users have a safe and enjoyable experience,” she said. “The public needs to be involved and wants to be involved, and we’ve heard that.” Several stakeholder groups were unimpressed with the consultations held in 2011. Manotick Village Community Association president Brian Tansley said in January that he had expected more meetings before any action was taken, but after only one meeting in March, the four zones were a done deal. Manotick Classic Boat Club president Richard Vickers said he felt the Parks Canada staff didn’t really listen to stakeholders’ concerns at several meetings in November. “It looked to me that they had decided what they were going to do long before the consultations,” Vickers said. Zones 2 and 3 are most

contentious among boaters and other opponents, and at two “rambunctious” consultations in November a group of residents asked for them to be removed. Parks Canada didn’t remove them, but according to resident Janice Domaratzki they did adjust their wording to suggest the zones could change if “alternative means of managing potential risk can be agreed upon and implemented.” Domaratzki, who started a group called Freedom for Boaters last year to oppose the zones, took that seriously and is now trying to implement an education program that would teach boaters about safe practices in an effort to reduce the need for wake zones. She said education would be far more effective than imposing strict



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EMC News - Manotick resident, physicist and sustainable technology expert Peter Meincke was one of 60 Canadians to receive the first round of Diamond Jubilee commemorative medals on Feb. 6 in honour of Elizabeth II’s sixtieth year as queen. Meincke, 76, was nominated for the award by the Royal Commonwealth Society’s national chairman, Colin Reichle, who said he chose Meincke because of his commitment to the commonwealth society and his “long and distinguished career in education.” Meincke began his academic career at the Royal Military College in Kingston before completing a degree in engineering physics at Queen’s University. He then received his Ph.D in physics from the University of Toronto. However he quickly became interested in sciences far removed from his physics background. “I got very interested in the role of technologies in society in general, starting with communications technology but in the 1970s it broadened very quickly to energy technologies,” he said. Between 1976 and 1977 Meincke travelled the world to see how other countries were coping with the energy our seven facilities and try crisis. He realized that very

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Governor General David Johnston awards Manotick resident Peter Meincke with the one of the first 60 Diamond Jubilee commemorative medals on Feb. 6. few research projects were dealing with small-scale energy technologies - except for Prince Edward Island, who was at the forefront of the industry. The province had built the ARK, a self-sustaining “living machine” that incorporated solar power, composting systems and other sustainable technologies to make the building as self-sufficient as possible, and was also behind energy efficient housing, using biomass on farms, recycling, and limiting farm sizes. It also operated an Atlantic wind test site off the northern tip of the tiny island. “These things are done all the time now, but back in the 1970s, this was innovative,” Meincke said. Meincke accepted a position as head of the University of PEI so he could more closely study some of these

projects, and became increasingly interested in how small island states use technology to solve their unique problems. “If we were going to find a market for small-scale innovations, it seemed to me one of the natural markets would be small islands,” he said. He began to develop an international small islands network to foster information sharing between islands. “Small islands are isolated. They can’t do these things on their own, so what I was essentially trying to do was build up a virtual infrastructure to provide the assistance needed to help these small islands prosper,” he said. This was in the early 1990s, and he got his network on the brand new World Wide Web as soon as possible. Soon, the United Nations discovered his work and asked him to set

up the Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet) which still exists today. He said the main benefit of such networks is helping small islands more efficiently find solutions to their challenges. Sharing one island’s experience with innovative energy technology, desalination systems, available funding, and governmental policy changes can help other islands work toward similar goals. “They’re sharing their experiences. They write it up, put it on the Internet and share it. It’s like going to a world wide conference on these things,” he said. Meincke’s community service extends far beyond his work in sustainable technology. He was the PEI chairman of the Royal Commonwealth Society before becoming the national chairman for five years. When he moved to Manotick he became the Ottawa branch chairman, a position he maintains today. He is also involved in Canadian Pugwash, a scholar-based group dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons. He said his work with Pugwash is tied to his interest in sustainable technology. “The main goal is to have a world we can survive in, and that’s a very important component in sustainability,” he laughed. Meincke also received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee med-

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Senators goaltender unmasks his personal style By Rob Brodie Goaltenders, it’s often been said, are a different breed. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the piece of gear that always seems to draw the most attention. The mask every netminder wears isn’t just a necessary piece of facial protection. Rather, it offers up a canvas for personal expression, one that can take many unique forms. “It’s one of the few positions where you can express yourself and who you are,” said Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, who displays a team and personal touch with his masks. “It try to keep it 50-50. One side is team oriented, the other side is what sets me apart.” Anderson turned heads this season by breaking out a heritagethemed mask that pays tribute to Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Clint Benedict, who backstopped the original Senators to three Stanley Cups in the 1920s. He uses it on nights when the team wears its ‘O’ styled heritage jerseys. But the 30-year-old native of Park Ridge, Ill., doesn’t just let his masks do the talking. His standout play since Christmas has elevated the Senators into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Score sat down with Anderson to unmask a few truths, so to speak, about the Senators stopper: Q: Have you ever gone through four masks in a season before? A: One was from last year, so I started out with that. Then I got a new but it broke and we replaced it, and I also have the heritage one. So we have an extra one

character he wants on it. I like to give the artist an open slate. Q: What do you do with your old masks? A: I have almost all of them except the ones that were broken

— those go back to the mask builder. The rest of them, I’ve got in storage somewhere, between my house and my parents’ house and whatnot. Eventually, I’ll have a display case with them all.

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. (CBC) New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators: Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators: Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. (TSN)

SCOTIABANK PLACE EVENTS Simple Plan: Feb. 24, 7 p.m. WWE RAW World Tour: March 3, 7:30 p.m. Hedley: March 14, 7 p.m. Van Halen: March 21, 7:30 p.m. 2012 JUNO Awards: April 1, 7:30 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters: April 7, 3 p.m. Stars On Ice: April 29, 4 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers: April 30, 7:30 p.m. Bryan Adams: May 4, 8 p.m. Chris de Burgh: May 5, 8 p.m. Johnny Reid: May 12, 7:30 p.m. Il Divo: May 20, 8 p.m.

Craig Anderson pays homage to the Ottawa Senators’ 20th anniversary season by wearing a retro-style goaltending mask whenever the team wears its heritage jerseys (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images). thrown in there because of (the break). This one is feeling really good, the fit and finish is really good and I feel really good in it. Q: Are there any common themes you like to keep on all your masks? A: The common theme right now is the Corvette. It’s America’s sports car and it’s my way of paying tribute to what I like doing. I like playing with cars in the off-season and being an American. The other side has something to do with the team, like the Sens logo. I also have the Corvette Racing logo on the back, with my number and name (Andy). Other than that, it’s pretty much free rein for the

painter. Q: How did you and your mask designer (Detroit-based John Pepe of Pepe Custom Paint) first meet? A: The guy that builds my masks (Bob Dillon of Dillon’s Custom Goalie Mask) is out of Virginia — I met him when I played in the minors with Norfolk. He gave me a custom fit and I’ve been using his masks ever since. The customer service has been top notch and the mask feels really good when I get hit in the head. There’s no ringing, there’s no repercussions from getting hit in the head like I had with my old masks. The painter is his guy that he’s used for a long

time. Q: How do you and your painter collaborate on the final product? A: It’s more or less just one phone conversation. After that, it’s just little messages here and there by e-mail. My theme hasn’t really changed over the last few years, so it’s pretty much free rein for him to put whatever kind of

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

BOSTON BRUINS Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., CBC Though their play has been somewhat average of late, the Stanley Cup-champion Bruins are still a formidable force and a top candidate to repeat in June. This is a team loaded with offensive threats, led by the versatile Patrice Bergeron and the bruising Milan Lucic. Young phenom Tyler Seguin is having a breakout season in his second full season in Boston, while Chris Kelly is putting up career numbers and Brad Marchand


remains a perpetual pest who’s also a major impact player. Zdeno Chara is the big man in many ways on the Boston blue line. In Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask, the Bruins boast arguably the best goaltending tandem in the NHL.

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins rates among the NHL’s top two-way threats (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).


Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Sportsnet East The Islanders are beginning to make more noise in the Eastern Conference, pushing toward the fringe of playoff contention in recent weeks. It’s no surprise the team’s rise is accompanied by that of John Tavares toward elite player status in the NHL. The former No. 1 overall pick heads up a dangerous attack that also gets top goal production from the likes of Matt Moulson,P.A. Parenteau,


Kyle Okposo and Michael Grabner, a Calder Trophy finalist a year ago. Adding an assist in that area from the back end is Mark Streit. In goal, the Isles rely most heavily on the duo of Evgeni Nabokov and Al Montoya.

P.A. Parenteau contributes in a major way to a dangerous New York Islanders attack (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)




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February is Watson’s Mill history month

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RIGHT: Grade 12 St. Mark High School student Nick Gorgichuk, left, celebrates Country Day with friends Stefano Furelli and Conor Ryan during Spirit Week at the school. On Wednesday, Feb. 15 the school was brimming with plaid-laden lone rangers, although Uggs were a popular substitute for real cowboy boots.

EMC News - Watson’s Mill will keep its monthly lecture series close to home this month with an evening of Watson’s Mill history aimed at educating newcomers. The lecture “Everything you wanted to know about Watson’s Mill but were afraid to ask” on Wednesday, Feb. 29 will highlight the history of the mill’s building, people and operation since it was built in the 1860s. “This is for those who haven’t been able to see the mill. I’m targeting the new developments in Barrhaven and Riverside South,” said programming officer Cam Trueman, who will host the evening. The event will be held in the old carriage shed across the street from the mill. Trueman said newcomers will be fascinated by the amount of history that comes along with the iconic Manotick building. The mill is older than Canada itself. It was built by Moss Kent Dickinson and his partner, Joseph Currier, in 1860, using limestone from the Rideau River. Tragedy struck early when Currier’s young wife was killed during the mill’s one year celebration. During a demonstration, her skirts were caught in the turbine shafts and she was killed instantly. Since then, her ghost has

BOTTOM: Grade 9 St. Mark High School students Sydney Roy and Amanda Van Geel dressed up for Country Day during the school’s Spirit Week. Other festive days included Jersey Day, Valentine’s Day and Inside-Out Day.

Admission is $2 for mill members and $5 for general public. Call 613-692-6455 for more information.

been sighted through the yeats. Trueman said he will touch on this and other “side stories” of the mill.

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When fences are good for the neighbours


dip in the backyard pool is a summer ritual for thousands of city residents. Jumping in the water for a little tomfoolery or maybe to swim a few lengths is a mental distraction. It’s natural that while having fun, we don’t spend time mulling over the risks associated with the activity. But back on dry land it’s worth considering the dry facts.

The city issues as many as 900 permits for new pool enclosures each year. The permit system and associated bylaws are there to prevent tragedies. Residents with outdoor pools must install fences that keep neighbouring children out of the water. The city is now considering an upgrade to that requirement. New rules being considered would require fences to be designed so they are

more difficult to climb. Gates leading to the pool will have to be kept locked. The greatest change being discussed would see all new pool enclosures separate the pool from the house. Today a young child living next door to a pool has physical barriers keeping them from wandering into danger. By adding a requirement for fencing between pool owners’ homes and their own pools will be seen by some as

intrusive, but the payoff will come in lives no longer lost to drownings. Too often young children end up in pools, dead or close to it. A fence seems a small price to pay. Sometimes it’s a child who lives in the home who ends up out of sight for mere moments, only to be found floating in the backyard pool. In Ottawa we’ve seen children drowned while visiting the home of family or family

friends. Seeing a distraught father taking an axe to a pool after losing a young son can quickly convince a bystander that tighter rules can save lives. The intrusive aspect of four-sided pool enclosures should be measured against other safety legislation we have come to accept. Many years ago, when the province required people in cars to wear seat belts, some may have grumbled

about their freedom, but we adapted. Motoring deaths have dropped because we follow the law. The new “four-sided” requirement will not force existing pool owners to upgrade, but all of them should consider doing so. Existing pools may be grandfathered, but if you want to be a grandparent one day, a complete enclosure could be the answer.


Laissez-faire parenting BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse


f we could all be a little more like parents in France, our infants would sleep through the night, our children would eat their vegetables, and we’d all be having great post-natal sex with our spouses. These are just some of the conclusions found in a new book, Bringing up Bebe: One American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting. Author Pamela Druckerman is an American journalist living in Paris with her husband and three young children. After spending years observing French parenting culture through an expatriate lens, she has documented some of their laissez-faire parenting customs from which, she says, we can all benefit. Druckerman contrasts the child-centric American style of parenting with the more relaxed philosophy of the French, who seem to fit children into their lives, rather than the other way around. She says a lot of it starts in-utero. While North Americans preach abstinence of alcohol, caffeine, and warn against “the most minute risks, like getting a manicure,” Druckerman says the French are much less obsessive over whether a little bit of unpasteurized cheese will hurt the baby. “The attitude isn’t that every bite of food you take is going to determine whether your child is accepted to Harvard Law School,” Druckerman told Macleans magazine. There are some great takeaways from the book. I am a huge advocate of what Druckerman describes as “the Pause,” a sleep-training method used by French parents on babies as young as a few weeks old. Rather than jumping at baby’s every cry in the night, French parents wait a minute or two to see if the baby will connect its two-hour sleep cycles together

on its own. Druckerman says many French babies sleep through the night by two or threemonths-old. (In hindsight, sheer exhaustion – the inability to respond to baby immediately in the wee hours of the morning – helped me to employ this method inadvertently on my own two children, who slept through the night at three and four-months-old, to the envy of my neighbours and friends). Druckerman also notes children in France are expected to eat the same food as adults, and they are not allowed to snack between meals. Druckerman points out that, as a result, French kids are more likely than their American counterparts to eat their vegetables at meal times because they’re actually hungry. Admittedly, I already practice some of the apparent French methods Druckerman describes. I could be accused, however, of being overly interventionist (and typically North American) when it comes to my children’s intellectual stimulation. While French parents are more likely to sit on the periphery of a playground, for example, and socialize with other adults as their children play on slides and climbers, Druckerman says moms like me tend to be “wheeing” and “ awing” at every move my child makes. I’ve become a bit more relaxed as my children get older, but it’s worth noting that, as a result of their less interventionist behaviour, French parents are able to expect less interruptive behaviour from their children. And finally, there’s the sex. It may be a bit controversial here, but French women feel no obligation to breastfeed beyond a few months, unless they enjoy it, says Druckerman. Many partake in state-sponsored post-natal classes, which help women tighten up pelvic muscles after childbirth. It’s unusual for women to stay home fulltime with children. Druckerman says three months seems to be the “magic number,” by which point most women are expected to get their pre-natal identities back, including returning to work and fitting into their skinny jeans. That, alone, is enough to make me want to shout, “vive le France.”

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Web Poll This Week’s poll question

Last Week’s poll summary

Do you think the city needs stronger rules for pool enclosures?

Should the city move to ban smoking on restaurant and bar patios?

A) Yes. We need to be more proactive in

A) Yes. Smoking is a hazard to public 44%

keeping children safe.

health and the city would be right to take action.

B) No. The current rules are enough and adding a fence will ruin the view of my pool.

B) No. This is a case of over-regula-

C) I’m in favour of measures to keep kids

C) I think the city should charge

safe, but they shouldn’t take more money out of my pocket.

businesses extra to buy a licence to set up outdoor smoking areas.

D) Pools are a waste of money altogether

D) Isn’t it about time we just made

– just don’t install one in the first place.

smoking illegal anyways?

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City’s March Break Camps: Manotick skip leads junior team to fourth at nationals Kid-size adventures start here! Emma Jackson

EMC sports – Ontario’s junior women’s curling team finished a disappointing fourth place at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships this February, but Manotick skip

Jamie Sinclair said it’s just the beginning for her team. “It was disappointing obviously, but it was out first year together as a team, and it was our first time going to nationals,” she said, noting that the girls spent their first few

games getting used to Lynn Kreviazuk, who replaced a regular team mate who was injured in the provincials. “Our first game together was the first game of the nationals. So it was challenging to get in the swing of things.”

third place British Columbia 6 losses. Sinclair in and School’ssaid out the for arink week across the city there are over 100 action-packed 4. Ontario also beat were hoping make Napanee the junior March where Break camps in sports,“We arts, water fun to and more!toStaff are certified andNewtournament was held from a tiebreaker as the week went foundland, Northwest Terriprovide each childthrough, with a rewarding A variety of afford- Nova New Brunswick, but we wereexperience! one win tories, Feb.strive 4 to12towas a change from Scotia and the Yukon throughshort,” said. curiosity, independence, what shecamps was used to.offered that able are fosterSinclair creativity, sharing, out the week. The team fi nished the round “The arena was much difcooperation, participation, responsibility, leadership, team work, an active Alberta beat BC in the ferent, it curls so much more. robin tournament on Friday, lifestyle FUN! she Feb. 10 in fourth place behind semi-finals before win the fiIt was pretty and challenging,” nal 12 to 6 against Manitoba. British Columbia. said. Take19-year-old to the ice Manotick with hockey, skating andwas curling camps. TrySinclair horseback and riding, Kreviazuk But Sinclair optimistic, The both specialize joined the Carleton particularly because teamcamps resident they or went into indoorsaid soccer have a blast in the pool. Ourher active in skillscurling team the Ontario beat two of the three teams the and tournament drills for “hoping all sorts for of sports, to increase speed, precision and atfitness level. Unithe best outcome possible.” that made it to the play-offs versities Association curling in Guelph beginAs the week went on, how- during the round robin. Arts camps boost creativity, increase concentration andtournament problem-solving During the tournament the ning Feb. 16. ever, the team went back and skills, andstandings, develop splitartistic achievement. Star on stage in acting, singing Kreviazuk playedand skip and Ontario team beat second forth in the Sinclair played third.Arts 7 to and The tingdance evenlycamps betweenorwins get and messyplace with Manitoba clay, paints and5, glue. Nepean Visual

If finding activities close to home or work is your priority, try neighbourhood March Break camps with games, sports, arts and crafts and special events, offered across the city. For new skill development, check out the extra special camps in computer, magic or rock climbing.


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ID#A140129 Billy is a neutered male, sable and white German Shepherd and Australian Cattle Dog mix who is just over a year old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray, but is now available for adoption. Billy has been at the shelter since January 27. He is a medium-sized dog at 22 kilograms, but he’s a strong boy who will need a lot of activity and adventure with his new family to keep him happy and healthy. He loves to play with toys and needs owners who will help him learn how to share! Billy would love a home with teens and adults who can take an active role in training. He needs to be enrolled in obedience training before his adoption is finalized.

ID#A140281 Digger is a neutered male, four-year-old white and brown Mini lop-eared rabbit. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner on February 2. Rabbits are generally good-natured, quite sociable and can be very energetic. They require a lot of attention and can become bored. Because they are intelligent animals they can be easily trained.. Rabbits can learn to recognize their name and to even come when called, especially if they know snuggling will be involved. But unlike cats and small dogs, rabbits have a natural fear of being picked up and handled and need time to adjust and become socialized. Digger has been handled in his previous home and would love to find a new home where he will get the attention he deserves.

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February is national prevent a litter month. Are your pets spayed or neutered? A large portion of animals brought to the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) are litters of kittens and puppies from unplanned pregnancies. Every year thousands of animals across Canada must be euthanized because they are unhealthy and unwanted, born into poor conditions and not cared for properly. As an open admission shelter, the OHS takes in all animals, regardless of their health or behaviour. But it comes at a cost – daily care, vaccinations, routine deworming and defleaing, and spay and neuter procedures for


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It’s easy to register online through the interactive March Break Camps pages. You can also register by phone (613-580-2588) or by visiting your favourite recreation and culture facility. Discover March Break Camps at marchbreak. R0011287351

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Manotick curler Jamie Sinclair was skip for the Ontario junior women’s team which placed fourth in the national juniors championship in Napanee this February.

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is an accredited HIGH FIVE® organization which is Canada’s quality assurance standard for organizations providing recreation programs to children aged six to 12. Commitment to the principles of healthy child development, which include a caring adult, friends, play, mastery and participation, ensure a positive camp experience. Keep your tax receipts as you may be eligible to claim the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit!

the litters adds up to thousands of dollars. Be a responsible pet owner and spay and neuter your pets. Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered is not only an essential component of responsible pet ownership, but also an important civic duty as a responsible citizen. The OHS is doing its part by ensuring that cats and dogs adopted from the shelter are spayed and neutered. Please note that the Ottawa Humane Society does not offer spaying or neutering services to the public. Spaying or neutering your pet has a variety of benefits, including: • Reducing the tendency in

male cats and dogs to roam • Eliminating inconvenience of the heat cycle in female dogs and cats • Providing better health in male and female dogs and cats • Eliminating spraying in most male cats • Facilitating training • Qualifying your pet for a reduced municipal license fee in Ottawa The OHS receives no government funding or funding from any animal welfare group and relies on donations to care for the communities unwanted, neglected, and abandoned animals. Spay it forward: prevent a litter and save several lives.

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“I CARE” I know you work hard every day. Need someone to make your home sparkle?? Call experienced housekeeper. Call Beth Roberts 613-2584950 We are looking for someone in the Manotick/Kars area to look after our son in our home when he is too sick to attend school (he suffers from acid reflux) between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm. Must also be able to handle a large dog. Please call 613-692-6499 after 4 pm






Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show, at The Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday, February 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Half way between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33 -Follow 33 to The Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies & Accompanied Children Under 16 free. Buy/Sell/Trade. Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, Military Antiques, Hunting Gear & Fishing Tackle. For show info & table inquiries call John (613)928-2382 All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

In-House Pet Grooming. Pet Grooming done in your home. Call (613)485-9400 ask for Joyce. or

Wanted- Wood Bar for rec room (not black leather). Call (613)267-4463 after 5:00.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER 5 acre building lot. 56x300 meters. 3/4 treed. $195,000. Greely. (613)850-0052.

BUSINESS SERVICES KANATA DRYWALL & RENOVATIONS TAPING & REPAIRS. Framing, painting, electrical, full custom basement renovations. Installation & stippled ceiling repairs. 25 years experience. Workmanship guaranteed. Chris,613-839-5571 or 613724-7376

Home for sale in Winchester. Owner will finance, may consider renting. Call 613-822-2908.






Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.


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meets every Sunday at The Old Forge Community Resource Centre 2730 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic School, 1620 Blohm Drive

Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507


Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access

Gloucester South Seniors Centre

Building an authentic, relational, diverse church.


4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd.) (613) 277-8621 Come for an encouraging Word! 380166-1208

Riverside United Church 3191 Riverside Dr. (at Walkley) Sunday Worship & Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School February 26th - Three prayers (613) 733-7735 Refreshments/Fellowship following the service.


Invites you to our worship service with Rev. Dean Noakes Sundays at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886

Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 Rev.10:30 Jamesa.m. Murray 355 Cooper Street at O’Connor 613-235-5143

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ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

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Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 202 – 100 Malvern Drive Nepean, Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: E-mail:

St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church 2400 Alta Vista Drive (613) 733 0131 Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; Ample parking; OC Transpo route 8 A warm welcome awaits you. Minister: Alex Mitchell

Real God. Real People. Real Church.

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Military Chapel Sunday Services at Uplands! Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:00

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(Located at Breadner at DeNiverville) 1117.369775

5338 Bank Street, Ottawa 613-822-2197 Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday with Children’s Liturgy: 9:00 & 11:00 am Weekdays: Wed. – Fri. 9:00 am Now open for rentals: 613-822-1777



Way of the Cross: 9:45 am. every Sunday in Lent Faith-based classic movies: 267266/0327 7 pm. every Sunday in Lent Penitential Service: 7:30 pm. Monday, March 19th


Schedule for Lent

Saturday Mass - 5:00 pm.Weekday Services: Mon. – 9am. Liturgy of the Word / Tues. to Sat. 9 am. Mass m. & 10:30 am. Sunday Masses: Sat. 5 pm. / Sun. 8:30 am. & 10:30 am.

429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages Nursery Available


Catholic Church


715 Roosevelt Ave. (at Carling at Cole) Pastor: Rev. Marek Sabol Visit: • (613) 296- 6375


Dominion-Chalmers United Church

Pastors John & Christine Woods Upcoming Events: See website (613) 224-9122 for details email: Our Mission: Christ be formed in us (Galatians 4:19)



Nursery and Church School provided Website:

Confederation High School 1645 Woodroffe Avenue (Beside Nepean Sportsplex) Weekly Sunday Service 10:00am-Noon Children’s Ministry during service

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m.


Sunday Service 10:00 am

Pastor: Rev. Kelly Graham Knox church office: 613-692-4228

Healing of Body, Soul and Spirt through Knowing Christ and His Promises 0112.385886

5533 Dickinson St., Manotick, Ontario

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Our Saviour Lutheran Church 0112.380538



Abundant Life Christian Fellowship


Sunday Services: 8am and 10am Thursday Eucharist: 10am Nearly New Shop/Book Nook Open Thursday, Fridays 1pm - 3:30pm and first Saturday of each month: 10am - Noon 8 Withrow Avenue 613-224-7178

“Worship the Lord in the Beauty of his holiness...”

Parkdale United Church

Pleasant Park Baptist

St. Richard’s Anglican Church






470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro


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205 Greenbank Road, Ottawa (613) 829-2362 Child care provided. Please call or visit us on-line.

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Worship 10:30 Sundays

Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Services at 9 or 11 AM

Celebrating 14 years in this area!

westminster presbyterian church

Watch & Pray Ministry

Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome

We are a small church in the city of Ottawa with a big heart for God and for people.


Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 –


Worship and Sunday School-9:30am Traditional Service -11:15am


2203 Alta Vista Drive

Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM

The West Ottawa Church of Christ

St Aidan’s Anglican Church


Rideau Park United Church

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KDH is looking to fill the position of Staff Physiotherapist on a Part Time (0.5 FTE) basis

Staff Physiotherapist

• Degree in Physiotherapy at the baccalaureate level; • Must be a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; • Must be licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and follow it’s rules of conduct and code of ethics; • Minimum of five (5) years clinical experience in a hospital setting essential • 3-5 years experience with total joint patients (Hip & Knee) essential. Kemptville District Hospital is the core of the Kemptville Health Services Complex; an integrated health service hub serving the many communities of North Grenville and South Ottawa. Situated along the 416 corridor, 30 minutes from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, KDH is a leader in advancing the integration of community healthcare. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications by Friday, March 2nd, 2012, to: Michelle Graham, Human Resources Officer Kemptville District Hospital P.O. Box 2007 Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0 e-mail: Fax: 613-258-7853

AUCTION SALE of Antiques, Collectibles, Royal Doulton Figurines, Quality Glassware, Household Furniture, Tools and Miscellaneous Articles In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon, Ont – turn East on Lawrence St. 1/2 mile - just off Bank St. (formerly Hwy. 31) approx. 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. (viewing from 8:30 a.m.) Come and be part of it all – an excellent selection of antiques, collectibles, glassware, tools and contemporary furniture. Again we are selling from the Van Geffen’s of Manotick collection as well as other area estates. With qualified and helpful staff and homemade refreshments it is the total auction experience! See www.theauctionfever. com for more detailed listing. Terms of Sale – Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill (613) 445-3269 (613) 821-2946 Our auction team offers 40 years of experience and integrity, along with the youthful enthusiasm of our next generation of bilingual auctioneers. We are proud of our past but passionate about our future. Call us today to book your real estate, farm or household auction. Refreshments available. Auctioneers not responsible for accidents.

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Join us on March 7, 2012 for a Community Forum on Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). Come and learn how fellow citizens have pioneered a safe, responsible and effective reintegration initiative for people who have committed sex offences, and how you can be part of this remarkable journey to achieve No More Victims and a safer, more informed National Capital Region and beyond. Ottawa Public Library Auditorium (120 Metcalfe Street @ Laurier); 5-7pm;


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February 24: The Watson’s Mill Team is proud to present an exclusive Wine Tasting event on Friday, Feb. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring goodies from Manotick’s Main Street Cellar.  Tickets go on sale Jan. 27th. Cost $35/person.

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Ongoing: The Community Christian School in Metcalfe is collecting unwanted cell phones, toner cartridges and digital cameras for recycling through the Think Recycle program, hoping to raise $500 for sound equipment and help the environment at the same time.  Please drop off your items at the school, 2681 Glen Street, Metcalfe. For more information, please contact the school office at (613) 8213669 or email   The small but mighty talented Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional old tyme fiddle and country music

dance at the Osgoode Community Centre, every fourth Friday of the month from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Bring your fiddle, guitar, and musical talents! Welcome to all new members. Tickets are $5 per person for non-musicians, available at the door. For more information please call 613-2249888.

have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt - but you can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Wednesday evenings at the Osgoode Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email OsgoodedanceScottish@gmail. com.

Gloucester South Seniors, 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers 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 has free parking. Info (613)821-0414.

Thursdays: Who Switched Off My Brain? Every Thursday enjoy this DVD series by Dr. Caroline Leaf which includes interactive discussion about the 13 ways to detox your thoughts and live a life of physical, mental and emotional wholeness. Everyone interested in this topic is invited to come to this Life Course at 7275 Parkway Rd. Church, Greely, Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Call 613-821-1056 or visit www. for more information.

Wednesdays: Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness! Share the music and joy of dance. You do not

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 ARIES - Mar 20 The best will be in store for you Patience is a21/Apr virtue, Aries. Thelater workindays will flow along too many problems, the week. There’s notwithout much chance for adventure thisMonday week, Aries. Enjoy but the things smooth sailing use it as an or Tuesday, pick up onand Wednesday.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct Libra, start thinking about23curbing your spending. Your Libra, kindness and good manners could some pay off for you this finances are in trouble if you don’t make changes. week. you a great deal will give More isSomeone going outwho thanrespects is coming into your accounts.

TAURUS- Apr – Apr21/May 21/May 2121 TAURUS Taurus, a good nightthis is inweek storecould this week. Theinnight brings Taurus, a social event put you contact rewards you did you not haven’t expect. Working hard more with some friends spoken to in ayields while. The than financial success. occasion will be great for your social life.

SCORPIO –-Oct 22 22 SCORPIO Oct24/Nov 24/Nov Scorpio, ifthere’s much you can do will about the strong currentthis Scorpio, you’renot attached, affection grow situation. Complaining won’t solve anything, week between you andabout your things partner. Someone special may so why waste breath? Better news is on the horizon. approach you ifthe you’re unattached.

GEMINI - May 21 GEMINI – May22/Jun 22/Jun 21 Gemini, working closely with someone generate Trust your instincts, Gemini. Someonemight who seems like they some strong between the two you.have It could have your feelings best interests at heart reallyofmay ulterior blossom intoHeed romantic attraction you choose to go that motives. Capricorn’s sageifadvice.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 21 Sagittarius, putyour your knowledge andToo experienc You’re in over head, Sagittarius. many projects to work in a creative week. If you have and not enough helpersway canthis leave you feeling over- been thinking starting project, nowat is athe time to whelmed.about You may wantatonew tackle one thing time.

CANCER – Jun22/Jul 22/Jul 22 CANCER - Jun 22 Cancer, may feel likesurround you’re the keeping the Cancer, loveyou and affection youonly thisone week. You will fromasinking. However, is not the case. Behindalsoship display strong unity withthis close friends and family the-scenes members this work taking place, too.

CAPRICORN – -Dec 22/Jan 20 20 CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan Capricorn, your new beginnings have arrived and body you’rewill excited Capricorn, mind will wander, but your stay about this all ofweek. the prospects. may share your joy but and home Enjoy theOthers time to creatively daydream not tothe thedays extent thatcarefree. you do. relax away

LEOLEO - Jul 23 – Jul23/Aug 23/Aug 23 Feelings nostalgia arise this week, following Leo. Although these Leo, itofseems as if drama is always you. That’s feelings areyou positive, they maylife catch youparty off guard. Enjoy because tend to be the of the or prefer all the trip down Memory Lane. eyes be on you. Think about being less conspicuous. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 from a special someone this Virgo, you’re getting signals Virgo, it’sperson hard tohas keep friends areand overly of week. This their eyes ifonyou you, youcritical will want the way they live positive their lives. Remember, no one is perfect to reciprocate those feelings. — including you. Keep an open mind.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb AQUARIUS – -Jan 21/Feb 18 18 Aquarius, is a very good time with to loosen up and stop Aquarius, now it’s alright to be cautious your decisions, but worrying about trivial that havenot been on your taking much toothe long couldthings indicate you’re ready for a mind. It’s much more about the bigger picture, after all. change. Soon a spouse or partner will grow impatient. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 PISCES put – Feb 19/Mar Pisces, the breaks20 on a big spending spree because you It’s hard to accept help sometimes, Pisces. Butallhelp what have to save for bigger things. Money rules thisisweek. you need right now. Accept it with open arms.

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145 $

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• Soft close hinges • Porcelain top included



Reg. $1800

Reg. $1895

• Rainshower • 6 body jets • Handspray • Tempered Glass • 41”x41” Larger size on sale $999 Reg. $1895

MANY MORE IN STORE SPECIALS 1 Piece 2183 BRAZILIAN Carling Ave at GRANITE Woodroffe 613-828-2284 FREE sink or backsplash

Dual Flush

NEW HOURS: Toilet Mon. & Fri. 9am-8pm • Tues. - Thurs. 9am-5:30pm • Sat. 10am-6pm • Sun. 12pm-6pm Sale


Best Kitchen Design & Reno

Best New Business




Manotick EMC - Thursday, February 23, 2012

/sq ft

• 6/3 Liter water saver • Power flush • Seat sold separately 0223.382737



Reg. $395

Manotick EMC  

February 23, 2012