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Parks Canada is taking boaters at their word and is encourging, rather then demanding, that boats slow down as they pass through Manotick. – Page 4


The pages of Sir Winston Churchill’s Canadian wartime speech are on display on Parliament Hill thanks to a Manotick resident. – Page 5


Manotick is getting ready for Dickinson Days on the June 1 weekend. There is a great deal for everyone to do and see. – Page 11

EMC news – A proposal to develop Manotick’s Dickinson Square while preserving the heritage buildings around it was met with mixed reaction at an open house on Thursday, May 24. The Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation, a private corporation wholly owned by the City of Ottawa, revealed a detailed proposal to protect the square’s heritage buildings and surrounding open space “in perpetuity” while putting restrictions on the kinds of development city planners would like to see in the immediate area. The first pillar of the plan is the creation of a protective easement over the green space where popular community events like Dickinson Days are held. While it will be up for sale to a private landowner, the city has created a “special events easement” that would basically require the owner to keep the space as green space forever, city planner Dave Powers said. No buildings or additions can be built within the easement, which loops itself around Dickinson House, Weaver House and the carriage shed along Mill and Dickinson Streets. The space will be made available to Watson’s Mill and other community groups to host events. This is more cost effective than turning the green space into an official city park, because the city won’t have to maintain it, Powers said. Plus, the city would get revenue from the sale. The second pillar is a number of architectural design controls on developments that could take place outside the easement once the heritage buildings are sold. These design controls would dictate the character and design of additions onto heritage buildings and any development of a new mixed use building at 1125 Clapp Lane. Zoning amendments would allow a greater range of commercial, institutional and residential uses in the additions and new developments, from banks and personal service businesses to boutique shops, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Each use would be limited to 120 square metres, which Powers said will be a disincentive to more mundane uses like banks, pharmacies and other services that would create traffic and parking problems and take away from the heritage feel of the square. RESIDENTS see page 13

A thrill a minute at the Gloucester Fair

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Clifford Bowey Public School students Anni and Des take a spin at the Gloucester Fair on Wednesday, May 23. Hydro Ottawa hosted almost 900 students with special needs for its annual Special Needs Day at the fair, located at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Students had the run of the midway all day Wednesday, a day before the fair officially opened to the public.

Mill gets $100,000 for roof Anonymous gift shocks fundraisers, doubles coffers Emma Jackson

EMC news – “It’s like the heavens opened up and down it came.” Those were the words of pure awe from Terry McGovern, chairman of the Raise the Roof fundraising campaign at Watson’s Mill, after he learned that an anonymous donor will give $100,000 to the mill’s roof replacement fund. The donation was announced on Sunday, May 27 just before Les Emmerson took the stage for a Raise the

Roof benefit concert at Manotick United Church. The donation was processed through the Community Foundation of Ottawa, and vice president Bibi Patel presented an oversized cheque to Watson’s Mill manager Isabel Geoffrion. McGovern said he was in total shock when he heard days before anyone else that such a large private donation was being made. “You could have knocked me over with a feather, it was astound-

ing. This was beyond anything you could dream of, especially from an individual,” he said. The historic grist mill on the Rideau River has a chronically leaking roof that is in dire need of replacement. A fundraising committee has been quietly pushing its Raise the Roof campaign to its own members and contacts since December 2011, but only officially launched the campaign on May 5 during the mill’s opening day. MILL see page 12

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Soapbox carts to help kids race in summer derby Manotick association buys six new carts for second annual event Emma Jackson and John Curry

EMC news – The Manotick Village Community Association is revving high after it acquired six ready-made soapbox carts this May for use in its annual summer derby. The association bought the carts for $100 each from the Stittsville Village Association after its annual derby was cancelled for good last year. Manotick derby organizer

Allan Haan said the carts will give access to kids who wouldn’t have the resources to build a soapbox cart themselves. “By having extra carts we can make them available to kids who otherwise would not be able to participate,” Haan said. “We don’t ask for the reason but if someone wants to participate all we need is the parents’ permission.” Two of the carts will be

sponsored by the Manotick Lions Club and the Manotick Kiwanis, who will contribute a set amount of money to the event and in return get to decorate their carts with their organization’s logos and colours. “They’re going to thereby have the kudos of enabling kids that otherwise can’t participate,” Haan said. Since each cart runs down Beaverwood Road near the


arena four times during the derby on Sunday, August 26, the two community carts could accommodate up to eight kids throughout the day, Haan said. The other four carts will hopefully be sponsored by other community groups or local advertisers, who would then be allowed to put their own kids in the carts or offer spots to kids in the community who don’t have their own. It costs $25 to register a cart, but the cost of building a soapbox cart can vary. Buying a kit can cost up to $600 between the pre-made kit and the wheels. Building a homemade cart can cost considerably less depending on the kind of scrap materials the family has access to, but can add up if they have to buy a lot of new material. Haan said having readymade carts available doesn’t take away from the idea that building a homemade cart for the derby is part of the fun. “We totally encourage dads and granddads and children to build their carts, that’s primary. These new carts, we can put them to good use, but we encourage families to make their own carts,” he said, noting that at last year’s first annual derby the top three winners were homemade carts.

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Manotick soapbox derby organizer Allan Haan shows his homemade soapbox cart that he made for the first derby last year. The community association has recently bought six ready-made carts to allow more kids to participate. The winners, Anthony Carriere and Stéphane Rondeau, crossed the finish line in about 36 seconds last year, in a cart built by their grandmother in 1968. Soapbox carts run on gravity alone, and are inspected before they race down Beaverwood hill. The race begins at 9 a.m. sharp. The derby takes place in conjunction with the association’s annual Picnic in the Park. The Stittsville association had originally offered one of the soap boxes to the family of Michael O’Rourke, who built the soap boxes and

was the key organizer for the Stittsville derby. However, the O’Rourke family declined due to a storage space problem. The Stittsville association hasn’t decided what it will do with the extra cash, but president Marilyn Jenkins said $600 was a good deal for Manotick. “They’re getting a major bargain on that,” said Jenkins. She said that the Manotick group has the expertise to make any repairs necessary to the soap boxes. Visit www.manotickvca. org to register and for soapbox specifications.

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Community police officer invites residents to tour new digs the new office, now located at 5669 Manotick Main Street alongside the village’s fire services. At 10 a.m., speakers including Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau, fire deputy chief Gord Mills and paramedic chief Anthony DiMonte will welcome guests to the city’s first combined emergency services facility. All three emergency services will have vehicles on

display. The centre serves all of Rideau-Goulbourn ward. It used to be located in an old house on Clapp Lane near Dickinson Square, but in October 2011 Mayor Jim Watson directed staff to find a cheaper location. Jeon and his many volunteers packed up the office at the end of February, and were homeless for about a month before moving into their new

office. The police centre now has a rent-free space in the city-

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EMC news - Manotick’s community police officer Constable Peter Jeon will welcome residents to the new community police centre in the Manotick fire station at an open house on Saturday, June 2. Beginning at 9 a.m., members from the Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire and Paramedic Services will be on hand to show residents around



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Summer is almost here, and families are preparing for holidays. It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is only 4 weeks away, and for some, planning for child care over the summer holidays can be extremely stressful, complicated, and expensive. Especially challenging for parents is finding appropriate care arrangements for children over the age of 10. The ultimate question at this time of year, is ‘at what age can a child be left home alone or to care for others’? Leaving a child unattended under the age of 10 is in contravention of the criminal code, and the CAS of Ottawa does not recommend that parents leave a child under 12 to care for other children. Although the law has determined that children over the age of 10 can legally be left unsupervised, it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that regardless of their age, children under the age of 16 are safe or in the very least make provisions for their safety. This means ensuring a proper readiness and safety planning for children or youth who are left alone. Making this decision can be stressful for parents, who need to consider a wide range of factors when determining when their child is ready to be home alone. For example, is your child able to make sound decisions as it relates to their ability to handle emergency situations? Are their surroundings safe? How long will they be left alone? For some parents who consider these factors, it may become evident that even their 14 year old is not ready. For older youth for whom being left alone can lead to boredom related risky behaviours, there are a wide range of challenging and engaging recreational activities in the city to keep them busy. Involving teens and preteens in the planning of their summer activities may also help to ensure they will have fun and stay safe throughout the summer For more information on leaving children home alone call 613-747-7800.

EMC news – Parks Canada is making waves in Manotick after it revealed plans to remove two contentious No Wake zones from the Rideau Canal through the village. Parks Canada is replacing No Wake zone two from Manotick Bridge to the southern tip of Long Island and no wake zone three from Collins Point to Manotick Marina with educational “Watch your wake” signs instead. Currently the No Wake zones dictate boaters go 10

kilometres per hour, or dead slow. Once the signs are replaced, boaters will only be asked to create minimum wake, without a speed restriction. “In downgrading the restrictions...Parks Canada is counting on the support and respect of this change by the boating community to ensure that identified safety risks are addressed without creating over-reaching restrictions for all recreational users,” said Don Marrin, superintendent of Parks Canada’s Eastern Ontario office, in a statement.

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wake, at least to an extent. “It’s nice to have them come through at a leisurely pace rather than having them make a wake,” he said. Marshall said that while not everyone obeys the signs, at least the signs remind people of appropriate speeds. “If you take them away they think whatever speed they go is acceptable,” Marshall said. Marshall’s neighbour Del MacKenzie has lived on the point for 36 years, and said he’s happy the 10 km speed sign will be replaced with a minimal wake sign. “That’s what it should have been all along. The speed at which they should go depends on the boat,” he said, explaining that bigger boats can sometimes make bigger wake going dead slow. “Speed isn’t the issue, it’s the wake.” Parks Canada received a commissioned multi-year report from a private risk management consultant, who had conducted resident and business surveys and analyzed incidents resulting from high speeds and big wake in the region. Consultant Jim Wright made a number of recommendations including the creation of the two wake zones that have now been cancelled. Pre-2011 No Wake zones will remain in effect this season.

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The two No Wake zones were installed before the 2011 boating season, much to the chagrin of boaters. At the end of the boating season in November 2011, Parks Canada hosted a public consultation where many residents expressed opposition to the new zones. The zones were supposed to remain for the 2012 season, with staff promising privately-facilitated consultation in the spring. Marrin said efforts to arrange facilitated public consultation for the 2012 season was “unsuccessful,” but consultations will be pursued again in the future. Peter Hurst, owner of Hurst Marina near the Rogers Stevens overpass south of Manotick, said the news is positive for the many residents and boaters. “Without much input from anybody (Parks Canada) suddenly put all these restricted areas that just annoyed everybody. All these people have boats...and it was taking them forever to get to a place where they could use them,” he said. “This will simply put things back to how it used to be.” Not everyone is happy with the decision to revoke the zones, however. Pete Marshall lives inside zone two. He said the zones have helped control speed and


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EMC news – A Churchill enthusiast from Manotick has finally realized his dream of celebrating Sir Winston Churchill on Canada’s Parliament Hill. After years of collaboration and planning, six original pages of the 30-minute speech Churchill delivered to Canada’s House of Commons in December 1941 are currently on display at the Parliamentary library, along with a video clip of part of the speech. Manotick resident Ron Cohen is founding president of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa, and is the definitive bibliographer of the British Prime Minister. The famous speech was delivered to Canada’s war-time MPs just three weeks after the United States joined the war, and was one of Churchill’s first public appearances in North America. The six pages, which are typed but include handwritten notes from Churchill himself, are some of the most significant and memorable from the 22-page message, Cohen said. They include parts written and delivered in French, as well as Churchill’s infamous retort to French generals’ speculation that “in three weeks England would have her neck wrung like a chicken.� Churchill had Canada’s parliamentarians in stitches when he told them, “some chicken! Some neck.� Cohen worked with the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University in the UK, and Canada’s Parliamentary Library. The library played a pivotal role in designing the exhibit. Cohen said it was the archive centre that was the real hero in bringing the pages to Canada. “They’d been looking for a while, and I’d been talking to their director for years about finding some way to bring something to Canada,� he said. Cohen said the parliamentary speech is significant to Canada’s history and our involvement in the war. “It was the first and only time that Churchill spoke to our parliament and that is a significant event. It was especially important because we were in the midst of the world war and Churchill had been an inspiration to the world,� Cohen said. “Churchill had had to inspire the free world to the idea that they could survive against the Nazi juggernaut.� Cohen said the pages still hold lessons for Canadians today. “The speeches are inspirational, and what Churchill stood for is inspirational. He’s got lessons for all of us even today. He wrote his own speeches. He was a man of principle and an admiral leader,� Cohen said. The exhibit includes the iconic Churchill portrait taken by celebrated Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh,

which Cohen said was taken right after Churchill delivered his speech in the House. Cohen said if visitors look at Churchill’s left-hand pocket, you can see pages stuffed inside – some of the same pages that are now on display. “He literally stuffed the pages of the speech in the left hand pocket,� he said. Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre said he is proud that Canada is the first place outside the UK to showcase the speech. “So much of what Churchill said and stood for stands true today,� he said. The exhibit will be on display until June 27. Visitors to the Parliament of Canada can see the exhibit by calling 613996-0896 to reserve a spot on the special guided tour. Visit for more information.



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Catholic board trustee Sheskay dead at 61 Community advocate was supporter of Waupoos Farm Michelle Nash

EMC news - Katalin Sheskay, a two-term trustee with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, died suddenly on May 17. She was 61. The funeral was held on May 24 at the Beechwood Cemetery National Memorial Centre. “Katalin brought her longtime passion for helping oth-

ers to the board table,” said board chairman Mark Mullan. “Her dedication to supporting her schools and many community causes made her a valuable member of our board of trustees.” Sheskay represented the Beacon Hill-Cyrville/ Gloucester school zone since she was first elected in 2006. An active member of four board committees, she also

sat on the board of directors for the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa and was a strong supporter and fundraiser for the Waupoos Foundation, which offers subsidized vacations and programming for needy families near Greely. Robert Du Broy, a member of the Waupoos foundation’s board of directors, first met Sheskay more than nine years

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ago, when she was then fundraising for the CHFI radio station. The Waupoos Foundation needed more community support, so he turned to Sheskay. According to Du Broy, Sheskay has always had a passion for the underdog or for people in need. “We weren’t reaching out to enough supporters and I knew this was her specialty,” Du Broy said. Du Broy went on to form a friendship with Sheskay and he said she will be missed. “As always, when someone passes away, you wish you could have spent more time with them,” he said. “I will certainly miss her smile and her warmth and welcome.” Mullan said he was shocked when he first heard the news of Sheskay’s death, but worked quickly to inform his fellow board members. “It certainly was a bad day,” Mullan said. “She had been suffering from some health issues, but no one expected a heart attack.” He said he will miss the dedicated trustee, as her heart was always in the right spot. In an October 2010 interview following her acclamation, Sheskay said she wanted technology to become a fore-

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Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee Katalin Sheskay was acclaimed in the 2010 election. She died suddenly on May 17. runner in the board’s education strategy. “Textbooks these days become outdated too quickly and I think we need to explore more online options and ebooks to save money and stay up-to-date,” Sheskay said. Despite running uncontested in the 2010 election, she said she felt privileged to hold her position and made a point of placing thank-you stickers on all her campaign signs. “I was extremely honoured when I found out I was acclaimed and I wanted to thank my constituents for continual support,” Sheskay had said. “Trustee Sheskay will be

remembered for her gracious manner and for her commitment, as both an advocate and fundraiser, for many good causes.” said Julian Hanlon, director of education for the Catholic board. Sheskay is survived by her husband, daughter and two grandchildren. Sheskay was in the middle of her term as trustee. The Education Act offers the board two choices for finding a replacement: hold a byelection or seek applications from the community. If applicants are sought, the sitting board of trustees would choose the replacement.


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Council rejects mayor’s idea to shrink its size

EMC news – A fight to shrink city council may not be over yet. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, who committed to cutting council seats during the 2010 municipal election, said a 15-9 council vote doesn’t spell the end of a movement to reduce how many wards represent the citizens of Ottawa. Council voted against Mayor Jim Watson’s proposal to review the option of reducing the size of city council during a May 23 meeting. “(There are) other ways in which a boundary review can be initiated,� Blais said. “Certainly a council vote isn’t the only way,� he said, referring to a provision that kicks off a ward boundary review if a petition with 500 signatures is submitted to the city. Blais had drafted a motion to kick off the ward review and was ready to give notice to council on May 23, but the mayor’s office requested he hold back, Blais said. Bringing the proposal forward in a different way could have led to a different outcome, Blais said. “I think we could have finessed the support,� Blais said. That comment came after Mayor Jim Watson, who made a similar promise to cut costs by axing four to six seats from the 23-person city council, lost his hurried bid to look at that possibility. City councillors voted 159 against getting options for a study looking at reducing the number of wards and city councillors in Ottawa, which the mayor said could save the city $2 million every year.

While a leaner council was alluded to during the election, the mayor has stayed mostly mum on the idea until his monthly online “Ask Jim� chat on May 17. After responding to a resident’s question about his promise to reduce council’s size, the idea picked up steam. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Watson sent a memo to councillors informing them that he would ask for council’s rules to be waived the next day so councillors could discuss and vote on whether to study the possibility of reducing the number of city wards and councillors. Watson said he knew the issue would be divisive and personal to councillors. “It’s a bit like when you’re asked to vote on your own salary,� Watson said. “It’s a bit uncomfortable,� he added, asking councillors to “put that aside� for the debate. Councillors were concerned about the estimated $250,000 cost for the ward boundary review and said that there are more important issues facing the city right now, including the Lansdowne Park redevelopment and the upcoming light-rail transit system. The 15 councillors who voted against the idea said residents are not clamoring for the change. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli said he has not received one call or email asking for the change, and the only comment he received in person was that reducing council’s size is “easy and catches the public’s attention, but it has no effect.� Councillors agreed, saying any savings would be clawed back because councillors would require more staff

to keep up with the increased workload, or there would be more pressure on the city’s bureaucracy. The functionality of city council depends more on how well the councillors work together than their number, said West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. “I don’t want to see our staff time wasted on this review,â€? he said. “It’s not about rural, suburban and urban anymore ‌ It’s time for us to work together.â€? Going ahead with the review would have exacerbated that urban-suburban-rural divide, said Capital Coun. David Chernushenko. “(It would) end up pitting councillors against councillors and neighbourhoods against each other,â€? Chernushenko said. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt, one of the most outspoken opponents to the mayor’s idea, said shrinking council could reduce representation in the rural areas. While Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans said her ward “could benefit with some tweaking around the edges,â€? she said that wasn’t worth $250,000, and certainly not when a review is already scheduled for 2015. Even councillors who supported the idea during the election, including Bay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor, said the rushed way it was brought directly to city council turned him off the concept. Taylor said he “notionally supportsâ€? the idea of making council leaner, but “not at this time and in this way,â€? he said, adding that he doesn’t see a compelling reason to push the review up from 2015.



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A case of putting off the hard work


espite a recent vote against a proposal by Mayor Jim Watson to look at shrinking the number of representatives around the council table at city hall, councillors should start taking a reappraisal of Ottawa’s current ward system seriously. Watson’s proposal to initiate a study of the city’s ward system in comparison with other municipalities, based on a campaign promise to reduce the number of councillors,

may have been abrupt, but the problem the mayor is aiming to address looms over city hall all the same. Some of the councillors who voted against the proposal cited a formal review of Ottawa’s ward boundaries in 2015 as reason enough to delay tinkering with council seats. Others suggested the $250,000 cost of an early review would be a waste of money. But perhaps they’re just putting off the hard work for another day.

Ottawa’s current ward system, born of amalgamation, would be exposed as inefficient under any reasonable scrutiny. When compared with other large Canadian municipalities, Ottawans are over-represented. On average, each councillor in this city represents 40,154 residents, significantly lower than an average of the top 11 comparable muncipalities in both size and form of government, which stands at 53,346 residents for each councillor.

For the sake of further comparison, Calgary has the fewest elected representatives by population among the 11 cities, with one councillor for every 78,345 residents. On the low end is London, Ont., which has one councillor for every 26,154 citizens. Toronto (1 to 59,433), Brampton, Ont. (1 to 52,391) and Surrey, B.C. (1 to 58,531) fall around the average. Some simple arithmetic reveals that for Ottawa to move towards the average,

about six councillor positions would need to be eliminated, a number that is close to what the mayor had suggested. Why look at axing councillors? There are several compelling reasons. Ottawa is changing rapidly, with significant growth occurring in urban, suburban and rural areas of the city. The current system was distilled from the former municipalities, boundaries that no longer hold the same meaning as they did in 2001. At a minimum, taking a look at ward boundaries to see if they still make sense would be a useful exercise. Each councillor represents added cost. While it is hard

to put a price on democracy, clearly some cities are able to do more with less. Shouldn’t Ottawa’s council at least consider if it’s possible to do the same? And while the current council has avoided much of the cacophony that characterized the last, fewer voices around the council horseshoe may in fact make it easier to be heard above the din. Democratic reform is unpleasant business that no one, from self-interested politicians to disinterested voters, ever seems willing to tackle. But if councillors aren’t interested in considering such an exercise now, will they be any more ready in 2015?


Leaving room for nature in the woods CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


s you look forward to the next big long weekend – Canada Day – you might want to reconsider your attitude toward fireworks. For some people, the long weekend just past was the first time they became aware of the notion that fireworks are not all fun and games. Perhaps it was because there were more of them this year. Oddly, given the supposed dire conditions of the economy, cottagers engaged in expensive competitions as to who could make the loudest noises for the longest time. For three nights, it was as if the lake were under attack. It may still be going on, for all we know. What do we learn from this? Among other things, some people still have too much money. As recently as a few years ago, the summer fireworks season was small-scale and relatively harmless. A family would go down by the lake and set off a few, then stop after a few minutes. But now there are more families with more fireworks and a kind of war of the eardrums has set in. If it was just us, just people, we could endure it, even enjoy it up to a point. But there is more and more evidence that fireworks do more than disturb the peace. They also frighten wild animals, for which fireworks season is nesting time. The good clean fun fireworks lovers are having around the lake sets off a frenzy of fearful activity amongst the animals. According to a recent cottage newsletter, fireworks can be louder than gunshots or jet plane engines, so the terrified reaction of animals is not surprising, especially since many of them have a more

acute sense of hearing than we do. Animal rights groups have been aware of this for years, but the idea has not penetrated the public consciousness until recently. This is odd because dog owners are keenly aware of the problem. The Internet is full of advice to dog owners about how to deal with the intense fear that many dogs have. Dog owners are urged to play loud recorded noises in the weeks leading up to a major holiday to get dogs used to it. The owners are offered various medications they can offer their pets. The option of not having fireworks goes unmentioned. Human beings, of course, don’t mean any harm. We don’t set out to make life miserable for animals. However, we accomplish that quite easily just by being ourselves. We set out to have fun and don’t really notice that anyone or anything is inconvenienced. Or, for that matter, killed. A recent CBC radio documentary focused on the number of wolves and bears that are slaughtered each year around Banff National Park. And how do we accomplish this? With guns? With traps? No, we hit them with cars and trains. More and more of us take those highways every year, where we stand a good chance of running over something that didn’t expect a highway to be there or, for that matter, know what a highway is. The irony of it is much of the killing is being done by people in a hurry to get to the park so they can see the animals. Canada is not, relative to others, a crowded country. Still, people are moving into spaces that recently belonged mostly to animals. The animals are not used to having people around and don’t know what to do. When people begin acting like people – that is, driving cars around and making loud noises – nothing good can come out of it. The kinds of recommendations you see to cure this generally involve banning people from being people. That hardly ever works. Persuading people to think is a more promising avenue, although hardly fool-proof. For a supposedly sentient species, thinking is not always what we do best.

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Mrs. Beam builds ‘moose’ of a scarecrow It looked like we were going to have a bountiful garden that year. The tomatoes were already high enough to be staked and we were picking away at the bright green lettuce leaves for sandwiches. These were a favourite of mine. Piles of new lettuce leaves, sprinkled with vinegar and sugar, between two slices of freshly baked bread. It was when the peas and green beans started to sprout that Mother grew concerned that if she didn’t do something fast, the crows, the squirrels and the rabbits would be feeding on them

before we did. It was a problem that had to be discussed with Mrs. Beam. She was the one everyone in the Northcote area went to if the issue couldn’t be handled on their own. She delivered babies and treated all minor illnesses (this saving the $1 fee charged by old Dr. Murphy if he had to come all the way out from Renfrew). And she generally could give advice on everything from making soap without having big pieces of Gilletts Lye imbedded in your skin when you washed, to who were the best customers when

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories peddling produce in town. Yes, it was time to call on Mrs. Beam. She came, wearing her usual regalia: gum rubbers, an old straw hat that had seen better days and a print dress that barely covered her wide girth. She went right to the garden.

She took one look at what passed for a scarecrow, a slat of wood stuck in the ground with an old plaid shirt of Father’s hanging over it and made clucking noises like a Leghorn hen. “That wouldn’t scare away a hummingbird,” she said. “What you need is something

It was when the peas and green beans started to sprout that Mother grew concerned that if she didn’t do something fast, the crows, the squirrels and the rabbits would be feeding on them before we did. that looks like a person. A real person.” It was obvious she wasn’t going to leave until a decent scarecrow was in our garden. She hollered at Everett who was cleaning out the henhouse. I was sure they could hear her in Admaston. She pointed to the drive shed, crooked a finger at Everett and they both headed for the open door where Father kept his tools and odd pieces of wood. Mother was right be-

hind them and of course, not wanting to miss out on the excitement, I too followed. Mrs. Beam pointed to two long pieces two-by-four and ordered Everett to nail them in the shape of a cross. It was so big, I wondered how he was going to get it out of the shed. But between him and Mrs. Beam, it was lugged over to the garden. On the way out of the drive shed, Mrs. Beam grabbed a shovel and it sure looked like she meant business. She went right to the centre of the garden, between the rows of green beans and the just-starting-to-sprout carrots. With her right foot jammed onto the shovel she started to dig. When the hole was deep enough to her liking, she ordered Everett to stand the thing up in the cavity and then she proceeded to anchor it with the dirt. She gave it a couple of good whacks with the shovel, rubbed her two hands together and told Mother to get some of Father’s work clothes out of the house. “And bring a straw hat too,” she bellowed. Mrs. Beam was well prepared. She had grabbed a hammer and nails from the drive shed and instead of putting the overalls on the wood frame, she nailed them to the two-by-fours, but the plain shirt was put on the cross bar, the straw hat anchored to the top with more nails and the job was finished. It looked like a 10-foot giant standing in the middle of the garden. “That should do it,” she said, standing back and planting a gum-rubbered foot right


on a patch of green lettuce. She assured Mother nothing would come near the garden. A scarecrow that size, she said, would scare off a moose. The day passed. Occasionally I would take a peek out into the garden and it seemed to be working. There wasn’t a bird or rabbit in sight. Father, who didn’t believe in scarecrows, never said a word other than he hoped Mrs. Beam hadn’t used the good nails he had just bought for a pretty penny at Briscoe’s General Store. The next morning, just after breakfast, I went out to take a look at the scarecrow. It was still there all right. But on one of the boards representing an arm, there were four crows and on the other outstretched arm a squirrel was eating a belly full of something. I knew not what, but was reasonably sure it came out of the garden. I ran in the house to tell Mother. She headed for the garden waving a big flour bag tea towel in the general direction of the scarecrow. The birds just looked at her and never moved a muscle until she was almost on top of them. Mother said she thought she should call Mrs. Beam again. Father said to save her energy. Gardens had been planted on that farm for three generations, and something you just put up with were crows, squirrels and rabbits. “Mrs. Beam better stay with delivering babies,” he said under his breath.



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Dickinson Days offer weekend of heritage entertainment Emma Jackson

EMC news – Manotick’s community groups are gearing up for another Dickinson Days celebration on the weekend of Doors Open Ottawa. Beginning Friday, June 1 with a parade along Manotick Main Street, a fireworks display and a performance from Junkyard Symphony, the weekend promises a host of activities ranging from historical demonstrations to beachwear fashion shows and everything in between – all crammed into Dickinson Square at the heart of the village. Manotick Business Improvement Area (BIA) director Donna Cooper said Friday night’s line-up will be particularly entertaining, as the event brings back a “spectacular” fireworks show for the second year. “It’s quite an amazing show of fireworks,” she said, noting the decades-old event used to have fireworks “many, many moons ago” but was just revived last year. “It was very well received last year and it was a very professional show, it wasn’t hokey.” Saturday, June 2 offers more than 15 hours of entertainment and activities for

all ages, beginning with the ever-popular pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. under the tent at Dickinson Square. A craft market along Clapp Lane and Mill Street runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the kids’ fishing derby runs at the dam from 9 a.m. to noon.

They’re not short of activities, that’s for sure. They could spend the whole day here. CAM TRUEMAN

Entertainment begins in Dickinson Square at 10 a.m., including a beachwear fashion show at 1 p.m. and shows from local dance studios. Allure Hair Design and Spa on Mill Street will also begin its fundraiser for autism awareness at 10 a.m., offering kids’ cuts, updos and styles on the front porch of the salon. In the evening, a variety show of family entertainment will continue in the tent from 6 to 10 p.m. “They’re not short of activities, that’s for sure. They could spend the whole day here,” said Watson’s Mill edu-

cation officer Cam Trueman, who will lead a series of activities in the square as part of Pioneer Days, which the museum runs in conjunction with Dickinson Days. Heritage trades demonstrators will show off their skills in spinning, lacemaking, Morse code, soap-making and other heritage skills. Kids can also play heritage games like hoop and stick, and they will get a chance to build miniature steamboats to commemorate Moss Kent Dickinson’s fleet of steam ships. Staff will even have a small pond so kids can float their boats before taking them home, Trueman said. But Trueman said he’s most excited about the museum’s newest activity: a heritage photo booth. He said they will bring a selection of the museum’s costume pieces and set them up in a booth with a staff member, where families can dress up in heritage costume and have their photo taken as a keepsake. The mill will also host milling demonstrations throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Trueman said. For a full schedule of events visit www.manotickvillage. org.


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hen you hear of focaccia bread, you usually think of a bread topped with rosemary or caramelized onions. Savoury versions such as these are traditional with this popular flat bread. Focaccia can also be made with sweet ingredients, however, for an entirely different flavour. Experimenting one day, I decided to add freshlygrated orange rind and raisins directly to the dough while it was being mixed in the bread machine. Once the dough was shaped into a circle and ready for the oven, I brushed the top with olive oil, then sprinkled

PAT TREW Food ‘n’ Stuff 2 tbsp. finely-grated fresh orange peel 1/3 cup raisins 2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. bread machine yeast

it with a bit of sugar. The focaccia smelled wonderful as it baked and tasted even better. Focaccia bread is very easy to make using a bread machine to prepare the dough. Orange Raisin Focaccia 3/4 cup water 2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt

Experimenting one day, I decided to add freshly-grated orange rind and raisins directly to the dough while it was being mixed in the bread machine.


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Fundraising for roof repairs nears goal MILL from the front

Approximately $500,000 is needed to replace the roof. The fundraising committee knows that $150,000 is set aside in mill reserves, and hopes another $150,000 will come from government funding and grants from Trillium Foundation and similar organizations. That leaves $200,000 the committee hopes to raise through community support by the end of 2012, so the roof can be replaced by summer 2013. On the mill’s opening day, the committee had already collected $72,000 in community donations, including a $20,000 donation from the Manotick Kiwanis. Only three weeks later that amount had more than doubled with the addition of the $100,000 donation. “Our next milestone is Dickinson Day and I had hoped we’d have $100,000 by the end of Dickinson Days. And now here we go. We have that and more,” McGovern said. With approximately

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Residents look at what future holds for square

The biggest pushback from residents during the open house came from new traffic reconfigurations that accompany the Clapp Lane development. A traffic study identified a high amount of cut-through traffic that uses Clapp Lane and Dickinson Street to avoid the Manotick Main and Bridge Street intersection when going east on Bridge Street.

With that in mind, traffic planners recommended three traffic options, including a preferred option that Dickinson Street become a southbound one-way street between Bridge and Clapp. But residents and business owners at the meeting were not happy with the plan. One resident called all three traffic options “absurd” and Mill Street Florist owner Joanne Plummer said the traffic planners had it wrong – that cutthrough traffic comes from further south, not along Clapp and Mill Street. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt said there was enough pushback from resi-

dents that the one-way option was now off the table, and he would likely consider the twoway configuration or the status quo as the best course of action. “It’s strong enough on the two-way that it’s not worth the time and effort to go with the one-way,” he said. Residents’ reactions to the overall plans were mixed. Kris Schultz, vice president of the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association, said she was pleased with the amount of protection for the square. “I think it’s great. We’re protected. They’re not going to take the buildings down, they’re going to maintain them,” she said.

“A change is good. People don’t like change, but I think (the city has) done an amazing job.” Resident Klaus Beltzner was more skeptical of the plans. “For me, the key issue is to maintain the public spaces. I’d rather (the green space) be designated an official public park,” he said. “As long as it’s in someone else’s hands there’s always an opportunity to apply for the easement to be removed, and to me that’s not good enough.” He was also skeptical that the suggested look and feel of the Clapp Lane development and any additions will actu-

ally turn out the way they’re presented. “This as a hook to get us to say ‘that’s ok’ and then they come back with something completely different,” he said. In the same vein, heritage volunteer Ted Ross said he worries the Clapp Lane development could end up a five-story building, which would overshadow the 11-metre tall mill. “I don’t think anything in the square should be taller than the mill,” he said. Powers, however, said the building will be zoned for three or four storeys only, and that any suggestion it could be five – including a reference in the traffic study - is incorrect. Cultural space

Several residents lamented the lack of cultural space in

the plan, noting that the Clapp development plan could have provided more specified space for a theatre and cultural centre for the community. “We’ve got nothing in Manotick,” said Sheila King, a member of the Manotick Art Association. Moffatt said a developer is welcome to present a plan that includes such spaces, but he will not push for the city to enter into a partnership to run one. “There are a few people who want a cultural centre, but it’s not on my agenda to get it done,” he told a resident. Moffat said all of the proposed ideas are merely suggestions, and are subject to feedback from residents. “It’s essentially a progress report on what the MMQCDC is doing. They’re all suggestions,” he said.


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City planner Dave Powers explains the Manotick Mill Quarter board’s proposal to residents at an open house on Thursday, May 24.

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While the plan is to attract boutique-style shops, Powers admitted the city can’t specifically zone for that. Instead, they will use disincentives like the space restriction and marketing to find developers who want to work inside the city’s plan. “It’s how we’re going to market the site, what groups we’ll target,” he said. A mixed use development at 1125 Clapp Lane on the corner of Dickinson Street is a major part of the plan, and the city has a clear idea of what it would like to see on that site: likely a three or four-storey building designed to fit with the heritage feel of the square, with commercial mixed use on the ground floor and residential or institutional uses on the upper floors, such as seniors’ housing, condos or a boutique hotel.


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Quiet adult campground near Merrickville on Rideau River. Big lots. All services. Good fishing. Season $1150. Trailers also available. 613-269-4664.

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Wood-burning furnace rules miss the mark, residents say Laura Mueller


EMC news - Ottawa doesn’t have its new rules for wood-burning furnaces quite right – yet. That was the message from both owners of the heat-producing boilers and neighbours perturbed by the smoke the devices spew onto their properties. Approximately 20 people gathered at the old Goulbourn town hall on May 23 to hear about new zoning rules aimed at providing some regulation for outdoor wood burning boilers, also known as outdoor hydronic heaters. The standalone devices are common means of heating homes – and sometimes pools – in rural areas and many municipalities have laws regulating when and where they can be placed – except Ottawa. The issue was first brought to the attention of the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee on Jan. 13 by

Carlsbad Springs resident Dan Renaud and Glen Roberts of Cumberland. The boilers are generally used in rural areas, but there is nothing stopping someone in Westboro or Vanier from putting one on their property. Renaud and Roberts detailed their frustrations of having neighbour’s wood-burning boilers directly adjacent to their properties. If the stack isn’t tall enough and the boiler is close to a neighbouring home, heavy smoke can drift onto a neighbour’s property. In Renaud’s case, he says it has prevented him from working at his carpentry shop in the spring. For Roberts, the concern is health. His wife, Catherine, has a chronic cough and must use a puffer, which the couple attributes to the smoke coming from their neighbour’s wood-burning boiler. With those considerations in mind, the city drafted new rules that would prevent people from putting a boiler on

Submitted by Dan Renaud

These photos show the smoke emitted from a neighbour’s wood-burning furnace. The city is looking to regulate how close to neighbouring homes people should be allowed to install the standalone heating units. their property if it’s a small lot. The proposed rules also include provisions for how far away the unit must be from a neighbouring home and how tall the smoke stack must be. But some residents at the May 23 meeting said the city missed the mark.

The setback distance is too large and would be impossible to achieve even on some larger lots, residents said, and the requirement to have a smoke stack higher than a neighbour’s roof could mean boiler owners might have to build a 12-metre-high stack in

some cases. Those issues will be looked at when staff revise the proposed rules, said Derrick Moodie, a city staffer from the rural affairs office. Mike Westly, who lives on Flewellyn Road, said the city shouldn’t need to regulate the boilers. “A lot of my neighbours have been burning wood for years and they wouldn’t put it in a spot to annoy neighbours,” he said. “That’s just the rural mentality.” Jamie Johnston of Carp agreed, saying that it doesn’t make sense to regulate where people can put a wood-burning boiler if there are no restrictions on wood-burning heaters inside homes. Others said the city is trying to regulate the wrong thing. Instead of saying where wood-burning boilers can go, the city should regulate the emissions and what kinds of materials can be burned. Geraldine Wilder, another

city planner working on the project, said that would be difficult for the city to do because it’s not only expensive, it’s outside the city’s jurisdiction. Roberts was frustrated that the proposed rules wouldn’t help his situation because it would only apply to new units, not those that are already installed. “Unfortunately we can’t solve all the problems that exist, but it’s looking at preventing more problems in the future,” Moodie said. Wilder advised that many people around Ontario have been successful in civil lawsuits regarding neighbours’ disruptive wood-burning boilers. The proposed rules will go to the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee and then city council for debate and approval. If approved, they would be enforced based on complaints called in to the city.

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

• June 2:

Card Making Day at the Community Christian School, 2681 Glen Street, Metcalfe from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn scrapbooking techniques and make five different cards. Free lunch, snacks, and parting gift. Door prizes. All proceeds to Community Christian School. Registration/Information: Jenny 613835-3279, or sj.johnson

• June 6:

Greely Gardeners Group monthly meeting, Wednesday, June 6 at the Greely Community Centre, 7 p.m.

Come learn all about “Culinary Herbs and Their Uses” with guest speakers George and Gerry from The Herb Garden in Almonte. Membership is $10 or $2 for visitors. For information contact Gary at 613-821-7445 or visit

• June 9 – 10:

“Of Brush and Clay,” an exhibit and sale of Ann Gruchy’s latest paintings and Marie Paquette’s recent clay objects. This fabulous complicity of Brush and Clay will be held at Marie’s studio, 1584 Sobeau Court in Kars, June 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations for the Ca-

nadian Guide Dogs for Blind will be accepted. To contact Ann or Marie, visit their website at: www.anngruchy. com or www.mariepaquette.

• June 13:

The Canada Agriculture Museum Foundation will host its sixth annual Baskets with Panache fundraising event on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In its first five years the event has raised $176,000. Those donations translate to 12,500 children with financial or physical challenges being able to participate in exciting educational experiences. Taking

place in a heritage barn at the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Baskets with Panache event features the lively setting of a traditional country fair with some unique twists. Contact or 613-991-6271

• June 15:

Enjoy the annual Chicken BBQ Eat In and Take Out fundraiser at South Gloucester United Church (corner of Albion and Rideau Roads) on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cooked onsite by professionals on outdoor flaming coal beds. Advance tickets $15 per person - call 613-574-0550. Always excellent, always a sell out! Includes a half chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink.


June to Thanksgiving

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Volunteer awards presentation, Seniors’ Strawberry Social and community picnic for Osgoode Ward! The annual Osgoode Ward Volunteer Appreciation Awards and the Seniors’ Strawberry Social will both be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Osgoode Community Centre and park. In case of rain, the event will be held on the rink pad in the arena. The day begins with a fun-filled morning of outdoor activities followed by a barbecue at noon. The strawberry social and awards presentations will take place in the afternoon. Nominations for outstanding residents who have contributed so much to our community can be made between now and May 31. Please include with your nomination a short biography, if possible, and forward to florence.moffatt@ or telephone 613580-2490. The categories for nominations include youth volunteer, community volunteer, H.R. McLaughlin Memorial senior award, Kay Johnston Outstanding

Community Service award, Special Business Commendation award. Charity yard sale at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 7103 Parkway Road, Greely. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds to All Saints’ Anglican Church in Greely. Sale items all in A-one condition. Enjoy a bake table as well with delicious home-made desserts. Come and enjoy a home-baked muffin and coffee for $1. Info: Aileen 613-821-2326 or Carole 613821-3573 www.parishofmgv. org.

• June 20:

The 10th Annual Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament at Anderson Links golf and country club in support of the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre will take place on Wednesday, June 20. Registration is $150 and includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and dinner, an awards presentation and access to a silent and live auction. For information contact Michael Hughes at 613-824-5334 or mjhughes@

• Ongoing:

Greely’s Canada Day celebration needs volunteers to make the event special for everyone. If you would like to give back to the community or are a student who needs volunteer hours, please contact Bruce Brayman at president@greelycommuntiy. org. Trinity Bible Church Summer Camps in Osgoode – Upward Soccer Camp & “Sky” VBS, ages five to 11 yrs. Half day and full day programs. Preregistration is necessary. For more info visit www. or call 613-826-2444. The Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School offers five

week-long day camp sessions from July 3 to August 3. The KinderCamp program for younger children focuses on dramatic play, outdoor activities, arts and crafts and, back by popular demand, some great science! The Discovery Camp program is geared to older children and will guide them through an exploration of the world around them – from birds and butterflies to physics and more! Further information online at www. 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 at 613-8210414.

• Mondays and Thursdays:

The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank Street at Leitrim Rd meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal, 613-8211930, for more information.

• Wednesdays:

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 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 613-8261221 or email Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come and join us at 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 five-minute inspirational “Fit Tip”! Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182.


Play euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Greely & District Legion Branch 627, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, Gloucester. Admission $5 for eight games.







• Thursdays:


Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. enjoy bingo at the Osgoode Legion. All money raised goes back to the community. Bring your ‘dabbers’ and support your local Legion Bingo! R0011423779-0531


Manotick EMC - Thursday, May 31, 2012

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, start thinking about curbing your spending. Your finances are in trouble if you don’t make some changes. More is going out than is coming into your accounts.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a good night is in store this week. The night brings rewards you did not expect. Working hard yields more than financial success.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, there’s not much you can do about the current situation. Complaining about things won’t solve anything, so why waste the breath? Better news is on the horizon.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Trust your instincts, Gemini. Someone who seems like they have your best interests at heart really may have ulterior motives. Heed Capricorn’s sage advice. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may feel like you’re the only one keeping the ship from sinking. However, this is not the case. Behindthe-scenes work is taking place, too. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it seems as if drama is always following you. That’s because you tend to be the life of the party or prefer all eyes be on you. Think about being less conspicuous. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it’s hard to keep friends if you are overly critical of the way they live their lives. Remember, no one is perfect — including you. Keep an open mind.

Last week’s answers

CLUES ACROSS 1. One point E of due S 4. Picture border 7. Having negative qualities SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 You’re in over your head, Sagittarius.10. Too many projects Inner surface of the hand and not enough helpers can leave you feeling overwhelmed. You may want to tackle one at a time. appetizers 12.thingSpanish 14. Large burrowing rodent of CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, new beginnings have arrived and Syou’re andexcited C Am. about all of the prospects. Others may share your joy but not to the extent that you do. 15. A profane state 16. Sharp narrow mountain AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it’s alright to be cautious with your decisions, but ridge taking much too long could indicate you’re not ready for a change. Soon a spouse or partner will growCain impatient. 17. and __ 18. Tranquil, calm PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 It’s hard to accept help sometimes, Pisces. But help is what 20.arms. Removes writing you need right now. Accept it with open 22. A Mississippi tributary 23. Exactly suitable 24. Extended blockade ThisEncomium weeks 26. puzzle answers in 29. Dreaming eye movement July 15th issue 30. Principle vein 35. Japanese apricot 36. ___ Speedwagon: band 37. Fish eggs

38. Ethiopian capital 43. Considerate care 44. Units of loudness 45. Yemen capital 48. Body fluid circulation tube 49. Actress Lupino 50. Gets up 53. Moved contrary to the current 56. Stretched tight 57. Dark brownish black 59. Syrian goat hair fabrics 61. One of the Great Lakes 62. Gull-like jaegers 63. Taps gently 64. Hamilton’s bill 65. One point N of due E 66. No (Scottish) CLUES DOWN 1. Seaport (abbr.) 2. Bleats 3. Czech & German River 4. Female horse

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, financial constraints could delay the start of a new project that you have wanted to do for quite a while. Don’t fall into despair; you just may have to save a little longer.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, learn all the facts before you get pulled into gossip. Otherwise you may become part of the problem of disseminating the wrong type of information.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, though you are naturally intuitive, this week you may have a burst of purely psychic energy that cannot be ignored. You may find vivid dreams are part of the deal.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 0708

Cancer, you are feeling very passionate and you have deep and rich emotions this week. It is all about developing an even more solid relationship with your partner.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Don’t feel tempted to give anyone a pep talk, Leo. You may just be wasting your time. The person you have in mind might not be too receptive to advice.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, thoughts of love and romance could distract you and make it hard to do your job. Don’t be tempted to spend all the time on the phone.

5. Large tailless primate 6. Modern London gallery 7. Baseball’s Ruth 8. Breezes through 9. Decaliter 11. Genus uria 12. Built for two 13. Mexican men’s shawl 14. Pale & soft in color 19. Records the brain’s electric currents 21. Three banded armadillo 24. Plant germ 25. Relating to imides 27. Main artery 28. City in north-central Zambia 29. Royal Military Academy 31. Shape of a sphere 32. Earl Grey or Orange Pekoe 33. Fireplace shelf

34. Old world, new 39. Request attendance 40. Oceans 41. Determine the court costs of 42. Digressions 46. Form a sum 47. Greek river nymphs 50. Swiss river 51. Laying waste 52. Japanese rice beer 53. Ardor 54. Israel’s 1st UN delegate 55. Aba ____ Honeymoon 56. Vietnamese offensive 58. Slang term for man or boy 60. Point midway between S and SE 0531

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Patience is a virtue, Aries. The best will be in store for you later in the week. There’s not much chance for adventure Monday or Tuesday, but things pick up on Wednesday.

Last week’s answers

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

You have an inherent ability to read a person’s thoughts and motives, Libra. You may find that people’s feelings simply jump out toward you. This ability could be taxing, though.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Emotional issues with a family member could leave you seeking an escape route, Scorpio. This may be just what you need to clear your mind and get back on track.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, you are feeling less inhibited this week, which may lead to a loose tongue. Try not to offend because you aren’t thinking things through but operating on impulse.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, stress on the job could have you thinking about quitting. But a look at your finances may tell you this isn’t a wise idea at the time. Stick with it for a little while longer.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Mistakes from the past could come back to haunt you, Aquarius. For a few days you may be low on self- confidence. Lie low if you don’t trust your judgement just yet.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, though you’re usually physically active, this week you can benefit from just taking a small break. Focus on recharging.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

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