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EMC news – Manotick’s new farmers’ market will open this weekend with 11 local food producers offering their wares in the village’s historic centre. The small market has partnered with Watson’s Mill to set up in front of the Carriage Shed in Dickinson Square every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. from June 23 and August 25. The market has been spearheaded by organic Roots and Shoots Farm proprietor Robin Turner, who runs his community-supported farm in Manotick Station and has been very involved in organizing the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park. The Manotick market’s mandate is to provide access to locally grown, sustainable food from the immediate area. As far as farmers’ markets go it’s relatively small, with room for only 15 vendors in the lot near the mill. Turner said the goal is to allow residents to use the market as their major source of fresh groceries each week - and with the mix of vendors he’s lined up, it just might be possible.

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Roots and Shoots will offer a wide variety of organic produce, and other vendors will provide berries and fruit, fresh cheese, eggs, pork, baked goods, local grains and oatmeal and of course Watson’s Mill’s fresh whole wheat bread. The Manotick Butcher will also sell sausages, meat pies and other products made from locally sourced meat, and the Hot Potato Company concession truck will sell gourmet baked potatoes using local ingredients. The other vendors include Foster Family Farm, Millers Farm and Market, Castor River Farm, Bekings Eggs, Clarmell on the Rideau, Farmer’s Daughter bakery and Hall’s Apples. “We’ve been able to pull together a good dynamic mix,” Turner said. “We’ll have enough that people can come and get pretty much everything they need for the week.” Turner said the market is in a unique setting, and is lucky to have partnered not only with a community museum but with a working heritage grist mill that still mills its own wheat. “It’s a very unique setting for a farmers market. I don’t know of another one like it,” he said. “There’s also a beautiful park, a bridge, another park on the other side, there’s ducks and fishing. And then there’s downtown Manotick which is an incredible place to walk around and shop,” he added. Watson’s Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion shares his excitement. “When (Turner) contacted me last summer we thought it was great because it’s a natural fit. We’re really excited to do this,” she said. “It goes well with the mill itself and the story of where bread and flour comes from. We’re very passionate about local food and the 100 mile diet. FARMERS’ see page 2

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Wendy Eberwien, Linda Reasbeck and Sheila Stewart help at last year’s strawberry social at Watson’s Mill. This year’s event includes Scottish dancing and the Swamp Water Jazz Band, and, of course, lots of strawberries.

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EMC news - The time is ripe to enjoy good company, good music and good food at Watson’s Mill. With strawberry season in full swing, Watson’s Mill is hosting its annual strawberry social on Sunday, June 24 in

Dickinson Square. From 1 to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy a slice of fresh strawberry shortcake make with berries from Ovens Berry Farm in Osgoode. Ottawa’s Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform an opening act at 12:30 p.m. before the event, and Swamp Water Jazz Band will provide

some jazzy tunes throughout the afternoon. “It’s going to be a fun thing for people to do. It’s a nice family thing,” said Watson’s Mill event co-ordinator Ashley McAllister. “It’s nice to be able to come in and enjoy the strawberries, enjoy the music and talk. STRAWBERRY see page 2

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It’s a social event, and it’s a nice reminder of what makes this community so special.” Ovens Berry Farm is offering their berries at a discount for the mill, in keeping with the farm’s tradition of supporting non-profit groups in the area. “We support any nonprofit organization, whether it be Watson’s Mill or any of the churches. We’re targeting anybody who is raising money,” said Maureen Ovens, who noted they’ve been supporting Watson’s Mill for so long she’s lost track of the years. “I can’t remember how long it’s been.” The event will include some raffle prizes, includ-

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ing gift baskets and gift certificates for local businesses. McAllister said the mill staff are preparing for 150 visitors throughout the afternoon. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at the Mill. Tickets are also available at Manotick Office Pro. Watson’s Mill is a unique 1860’s grist and flour mill located in Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River. A working industrial heritage site in greater Ottawa, it has a remarkable history linked to local politics, the building of a country, and a tragic love story. The Mill is located at 5525 Dickinson Street in Manotick.

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We’re surrounded by a farming community that is thriving and it’s really exciting to reconnect with that side of things, and encourage people to be more conscious about where their food comes from.” Watson’s Mill has had farmers’ markets in the past, but they haven’t worked out, she noted. This time, she hopes Turner’s expertise will make the market a success. “What we realized was we needed to partner with someone who was familiar with the process, was knowledgeable about markets and had contacts in the farming community,” she said. The vendors’ fee to participate will partly go back to the mill for building maintenance, programming and promotion. For more information about the market and its vendors, visit www.manotickfarmersmarket.com.

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EMC news - Ottawa’s paramedics are reminding parents of the dangers the kitchen can pose to children. Paramedics would like to offer these important kitchen safety tips: • Use rear stove elements as much as possible – keep-

ing hot pots as far from your child’s reach as possible. • Keep stools and chairs away from countertops and the stove. • Keep electrical cords from kitchen appliances tied up and placed as far away as possible from your child’s reach.

• To avoid painful burns, set water tank temperature at no more than 49 C (120 F). • Teach your child that the stove is a “hot spot.” • Keep knives away from child’s reach and avoid using tablecloths – children love to pull on them.

• Plastic bags are abundant in any kitchen: they are a choking and suffocating hazard to your child. Paramedics also encourage parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers to take a first aid and CPR course.

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EMC news – Anyone who claims teachers don’t change lives hasn’t met Linda Grossi. The Osgoode Township High School teacher was honoured last week for making a lasting impact on her students, with the Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from Queen’s University. Grossi received the award on Wednesday, June 13 at the convocation of former student Sarah Hunter, who nominated Grossi for the award. The history and social science teacher said she was caught off guard by the honour. “I was very, very surprised because I didn’t know that Queen’s University did such a thing, and I was very touched to learn that I was getting the award,” she said. “It was a really, really nice surprise.” According to Queen’s, the award recognizes secondary school teachers who pass on a life-long desire to learn and inspire their students to pursue their goals in higher education. Students nominate former high school teachers, and the university awards up to five teachers across Canada each year. Hunter, a political science student, said in a statement that Grossi has spent her entire

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EMC news - A three-year initiative to support the development of new palliative care models have received a onetime federal funding grant of $3 million. The funding will help ensure that hospice palliative care is available at the community level not only for patients, but their families as well. During the announcement held at the Hospice at May Court in Old Ottawa South on June 12, federal Health Min-

ister Leona Aglukkaq said Canadians who are ill and are at the end of their lives need and deserve compassionate care that is seamless and tailored to their needs. “That is why our government is providing funding for the Canadian Palliative Care Association and its partners to improve access to palliative care for Canadians and support the sustainability of the health care system,” she said. The contribution will facilitate the delivery of palliative care in a range of settings and by a variety of care providers.

“It is important that health care professionals think about how to care for people near the end of their lives, so families don’t need to be burdened,” said Aglukkaq, adding that palliative care means easing the strain on families, providing care to loved ones, so they can make the most of their time together. She said a majority of Canadians would prefer to spend their final days at home, but 60 per cent of them still pass away in hospitals. She said the goal of the initiative is to deliver palliative

care that will make it easier for health care providers to honour the end of life wishes of Canadians. “This approach delivers better care for patients while allowing fewer people to occupy hospital beds and allowing health care dollars to go even further,” said Aglukkaq. Supporters of hospice palliative care in the Ottawa area have had concerns about shortage of hospice beds for some time now, according to David Hogberg, executive director of the May Court.

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“Of the 80 beds identified in the recent study as a requirement for the Ottawa area, we have only the nine residential beds located at the Hospice at May Court,” he said. He added that as the population ages, the demand for hospices beds will only increase. In an effort to address this critical situation, Hogberg said a major initiative to integrate hospice services in Ottawa area is underway. “Central to this regional integration initiative will be an expansion from our current nine beds to 40 hospice beds across four sites in Ottawa,” said Hogberg. “Through this important work, our community will continue to be a pace setter in the area of hospice palliative care as we will be the first jurisdiction in Ontario to initiative a city wide integration of hospice services.” For Sharon Baxter, executive director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care As-

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I would like to congratulate Steven Patterson of Osgoode Township High School who was a recipient of one of the 32 recognition awards awarded this year. Steven has served on Student Council, chaired the Annual Food Drive, been a participant in Relay for Life, participated in the 30 Hour Famine, and is an enthusiastic tutor for students struggling in math and science. Well done!

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designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now a fitting tribute, the installation of the final section of signage along this historic route. This signage will provide visitors a clear visual identification of the route and will serve as a guide not only for motorists but cyclists also.” The Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association, is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) comprised of the

Rideau Canal, its adjoining towns, villages and the Cities of Kingston and Ottawa. The group positions the entire Rideau Heritage Route as a tourism destination by promoting the region’s authentic experiences through cooperative marketing initiatives and advertising campaigns. For more information on the route and the association please visit www.rideauheritageroute.ca.

It is hard to believe it, but the 2011-2012 school year is rapidly coming to an end and summer will soon be quickly upon us. Therefore, I would like to take a moment to congratulate the students, teachers and staff of Zone 7 on another successful year and I would like to give my very best to those students who are graduating from the board and moving out into the world. The OCDSB continues to be recognized as one of the best school boards in Ontario, if not Canada, and this is due in large part to the achievements of our students and the dedication and commitment of our teachers and staff. As the School Trustee for Gloucester-Southgate/Osgoode Township/Gloucester-South Nepean, it is a great privilege to serve the many diverse communities and schools that make up this part of the City. Have a safe summer!

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A couple years ago, it came to my attention that several soldiers who fought and died in WWI are not remembered on a local cenotaph in my riding. Working with local historian, Coreen AtkinsSheldrick, my office has been able to confirm that there are at least four names of soldiers from the Osgoode Township whose names are missing from the local cenotaph in Metcalfe. Without Coreen’s extensive research, none of this of this would have been discovered. To correct this wrong, I recently launched the Fallen, but not forgotten initiative. This initiative will raise the funds necessary to add these missing names to the cenotaph to ensure that no one is forgotten. We cannot properly remember these soldiers as long as their names are invisible. They died for Canada and they must be remembered by Canada.

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As we approach the Canada Day weekend and reflect on our great nation, it is important that we also remember those who fought and died to ensure our freedom. From World War I to our most recent involvement in Afghanistan, many have lost their lives fighting for peace from communities all across the country.

the Presto smart card system. The new fare schedule will make the Presto card’s “epurse” cash value function the cheapest way to pay per trip, but the city announced on June 7 that technical glitches in the Presto system will delay its launch until later this summer. No firm date for the rollout has been set. Instead of going up to $3 per ride for an adult or student using bus tickets, fares will remain at $2.60 per trip using tickets after July 1. Cash trips

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One of the missing names is Private E. Thomas Henry Poole, who enlisted on June 19, 1916 as a local farmer from Vernon. He served his country with honour for over two years, but suffered from severe gunshot wounds at the end of August 1918. He only survived one more week before succumbing to his injuries. With such service and dedication to our country, soldiers like Private Poole should be given the honour of being remembered on their local community cenotaph. Working with Coreen Atkins-Sheldrick, and Rob Brewster from the Osgoode Village Community Association, I am going to ensure that this happens. An application will be submitted to Veterans’ Affairs Canada next week that will provide matching funds to money raised by the community. Already, Scotiabank has generously donated $2000 to this cause to kick start the fundraising.

and participate in the “friends and family” Presto pilot project, which includes a group of people who are trying out the Presto system in advance of the full launch as OC Transpo works on the technical glitches. City council approved the revised fares as a temporary measure until Presto is ready to launch. Metrolinx, the provincially managed agency that oversees the Presto project, said there are technical glitches in the new generation of software Ottawa’s Presto card readers use, and the agency is working to fix the errors.

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“Metrolinx understands that they have a responsibility to cover the costs that we as a city and OC Transpo are incurring as a result of the delay,” transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans told city council on June 13. “We have no intention of taxpayers picking up the cost of this delay.” The costs include changes to advertisements promoting the changeover to Presto, staffing and project management and lost revenue. Because a clause putting Metrolinx on the hook for the overruns was left out of the city’s Presto contract, Mayor Jim Watson presented notice that he’ll have a motion directing city staff to conduct a legal review of how similar contracts are worded in the future.


Parents struggle with fundraising fatigue Ontario’s education system taps families’ desire to improve children’s learning: People for Education Kristen Calis, Jessica Cunha and Rosie-Ann Grover

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arents across Ontario are feeling unprecedented pressure to open their wallets for school fundraising as families shell out money for everything from crayons and Kleenex to computers and playground equipment. “Today there’s a bigger burden than ever before,” says Progressive Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod. “Parents are paying over half a billion bucks out of their own pockets each year for essential learning tools.” Bake sales, car washes and pizza lunches generate tens of millions of dollars in fundraising that is supposed to enrich – not replace – public funding. And “the amount of extra monies that are being raised for school purposes is steadily increasing,” the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association says. “The trend is undeniable.” Parents do “have a role to play in actually augmenting the school budget,” says Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education, a parent-led advocacy group. But she believes the education system is taking advantage of parents’ willingness and ability to be involved, assuming they will always be there to put in that extra time and money. Many parents agree. School boards know parents will fundraise, says Oshawa dad Steve Rockbrune, who believes parents will work hard to give their kids the best they can provide. “That’s why they put the squeeze on us.” Rockbrune was surprised when his daughter, who attends Harmony Public School, came home at the start of the year with a note requesting donations of Kleenex and glue, basic classroom staples. Parents say drumming up dollars isn’t the most popular task. LOTS OF WORK

“Nobody really ever wants to take on the job of fundraising because it’s a lot of work,” says Catherine Scott, fundraising committee co-chair at Roch Carrier Elementary School in Ottawa. “And yet we need classroom resources; we need new technology; we need to keep our school grounds up; spend money on paint for hopscotch and four square in the play-

ground – and there’s no money in the school budget for those things.” As of March, Ottawa’s Broadview Public School had raised more than $116,000 through an e-waste drop-off, magazine fundraiser, letter drive, movie night, and pizza and sub lunches for a complete yard renewal. The previous school council set aside $30,000 and the school received a number of corporate donations, including three $10,000 contributions. With a goal of $150,000, the school council hopes to purchase two new play structures to replace the current unsafe playground and create an outdoor learning classroom for the school of more than 800 students. Many parents say they are feeling the pinch with schools continually asking for more

“(Fundraising initiatives) are constant and frequent. It puts an unrealistic expectation on parents and family and the community.” GREG WEILER

money. It can seem endless, says Greg Weiler, a father of two at the primary level and local president for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Waterloo. “I can’t think of a week where there isn’t some fundraising initiative going on. They are constant and frequent,” Weiler says. “It puts an unrealistic expectation on parents and family and the community.” NDP education critic Peter Tabuns believes the government relies on parents to fundraise. “You almost think they quietly approve. This is a way of reducing the pressure on them for proper funding of education. Leave it to the parents. The parents will raise the money and won’t squawk about the fact that their school isn’t getting enough. Life goes on. But it means a lot of children get shortchanged.” The ETFO says school fundraising lets the provincial government “shirk” its responsibility to properly fund schools and puts pressure on everyone in the system.

“The funds have to come from somewhere,” says Durham ETFO local president Gerard O’Neill. “People have to go out and raise them.” O’Neill says filling this funding gap often comes down to teachers, many of whom end up paying for essential classroom items, such as pencils and paper, out of their own pocket. NEW WAYS

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Some manage the entire fundraising procedure, which Size: 5 col. x 1.3” takes time away from their Created by: Dean Tweed Number 1 priority – teaching. School councils are constantExtension: 4667 ly finding new ways to raise money. At Terry Fox Public School in Ajax, school community council chair Sandra Fletcher has become familiar but not quite comfortable with soliciting friends and family. “The SCC relies on parents and grandparents and sisters and uncles and cousins,” she says. This has been the case since the school opened its doors 10 years ago. The gym THE didn’t HAMILTON SPECTATOR GRAPHICS have a sound system and the library didn’t have enough books. After years ofSlug: fund-Fundraising_logo_small raising to add these items, Jessica Cunha Size: Fletcher said she’s found par-5 col. x 1.3” Jason Scott hefts electronic waste into a dumpster. More schools are turning to fundents have reached fundraising Createdraisers by: Dean Tweed where parents don’t have to spend any money as a way to combat fundraising fatigue. fatigue. For an e-waste drop off, schools receive $185 per tonne. Extension: 4667 “I actually think there’s a lot of pressure on the parents, and we, in the last four or five chair of the Durham District in recent years, according to is now retired. “The key is to years, have tried consciously School Board, believes cur- a school council letter to the offer things across the board, an equal opportunity as much not to put that pressure on rent government funding is community. the parents,” she says, add- sufficient and that fundrais“Fundraising is so impor- as you can. The dilemma being a dance-a-thon and pizza ing is a long-standing practice tant to our school,” said the comes when you just can’t or lunches make up most of the that will take place no matter school council. “Through it, the price is too prohibitive. what. fundraising. our children are able to access That’s where you get into the “I’m not convinced it’s many enhanced resources and fundraising.” The school council of Muddying the issue further St. Patrick’s Catholic High associated with need,” Allin programs that only serve to School in Ottawa doesn’t do says. “That isn’t to say there enrich their educational expe- is determining the must-have items. For example, the Minany fundraising for the school. aren’t needs. I’d say this ac- rience at school.” Instead, it lets the students de- tivity would go on regardless • Rosebank Road Public istry of Education doesn’t cide how to raise funds and of the level of funding that School in Pickering purchased consider technology an essencomes into the schools.” how to use the money. 11 fans for the school at a cost tial item for schools. In fact, it slashed the budget for that “It’s hard to get volunteers, of $497.08 in 2010-11. so it would fall on a few peo• At Holy Cross Catholic line item by $25 million for SENSE OF CONNECTION ple’s shoulders,” says Joanne School in the Dufferin-Peel the 2011-12 school year. In turn, the Ministry’s MacEwan, chair of the school Fundraising is a way for Catholic board, the council council and co-chair of the parents to be active and feel spent $800 on fans for a por- guidelines deem it acceptable for schools to acquire technolCatholic School Parents’ As- like they’re contributing to table. sociation. There’s no cut-and-dried ogy with fundraised dollars. their child’s school, says KidBut some in the education Leaving it up to the stu- der, of People for Education. answer to the pitfalls of funddents teaches them responsi- “I think it’s a really nice, raising. Sheila Perry spent 30 sector believe technology is bility and keeps parents from understandable way to be in- years working in the education indeed a necessity. “We can’t go to our parent burning out, MacEwan says. volved in our kids’ school.” sector in a variety of roles, But there is a limit, she adds. The types of fundraisers including principal, teacher, councils or school councils “Sometimes it can be too being held, the amounts raised educator, consultant and ad- and keep asking for money much. We caution all our and the items bought differ ministrator. With a broad per- for what could arguably be school councils – make sure across the province: spective on fundraising from described as a 21st-century you go to your community • In Woodbridge, St. Clare within the Ottawa-Carleton learning tool in public eduand make sure that you’re Catholic School, located in District School Board, she cation,” says Catherine Fife, getting a feel for how they’re a well-to-do neighbourhood, says the issue of private dol- president of Ontario Public feeling about fundraising.” spent funds on school im- lars funding public education School Boards’ Association. “So let’s find creative ways to However, not everyone provements, arts enrichment, remains a dilemma. agrees that the problem is a security cameras and healthy“That’s the key, it’s a pub- address that funding shortfall funding shortfall. Joe Allin, living initiatives such as yoga lic system,” says Perry, who and not go to fundraising.” Manotick EMC - Thursday, June 21, 2012

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East-end bridge is not just about us

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ow is not the time for the city to turn its back on the development of an east-end bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau. Perhaps when the idea was first floated decades ago, it could have been rubbished as some sort of whimsical pipe dream. But now, when the population of the OttawaGatineau region is only a hair below 1.25 million, is not the time to balk at such a move. It is important to remem-

ber the stated purpose of building a new bridge is not narrow. It is conceived as, among other things, a way to improve the lives of those who regularly cross the Ottawa River by improving transportation links, take heavy vehicle traffic out of Ottawa’s downtown core and to boost economic development in the National Capital Region. The position taken by members of several east end communities, and surpris-

ingly by Mayor Jim Watson, that we should not consider an east-end interprovincial link at all simply fails to address the needs of this region. Will the lives of those crossing the river be improved by extending Ottawa light rail further east? Will, by the same token, trucks be compelled to no longer clog King Edward Avenue if Orleans commuters have a rail link to the downtown core? Will the economic needs of those living on the north bank

of the river be served by such narrow views? Residents in Ottawa’s east end need to remember that this project does not exist only to make their lives miserable. It is a regional project and must serve the needs of the region, which means proving to be a benefit to not just Ottawa and Gatineau, but Ontario, Quebec and the National Capital Commission. This is not to suggest this is a simple, easy task. That’s why after many years of dis-

cussion and planning, there’s still no bridge. There will never be a perfect location for the bridge that makes absolutely everyone happy. But that’s the nature of significant, city building projects. Just look at Lansdowne Park or light rail. Both have elicited strong reactions from a variety of constituencies about how best to proceed. But in neither case is doing nothing a real option. Does this mean there’s no

room for discussion about where to put the bridge? Of course not. Perhaps there are other options to consider outside the presently considered Kettle Island, Lower Duck Island and McLaurin Bay corridors. If a strong case can be made to all the relevant stakeholders, perhaps something new would be considered. But it is long past time when we can simply put our heads in the sand and not build a bridge. The future of all those who live in the National Capital Region is too important to stand alone at a time when we should be moving forward together.

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Going bonkers over plastic bag bans CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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like the way a humble plastic bag can inspire a mighty ideological battle, with both sides marshalling lofty rhetoric and deeply philosophical theories on the subject. Is there anything more humble than a plastic bag? You acquire it almost by accident, you discard it without a second thought. You put garbage in it, not to mention dog poop. It is not a beloved household item. It is unlovable. And yet, a deep love has been professed for it by those who see the plastic bag as a symbol of society’s need to fight intrusive government. Toronto city council sparked all this by passing a motion banning plastic bags. On the surface, this is not all that outrageous. Other societies, including Third World nations, have taken similar action, and even here plastic bag use has been on the decline with people turning to cloth bags rather than pay for plastic bags in grocery stores. But Toronto council’s action has brought out those who deplore the state getting into their private behaviour and see the plastic bag ban as the thin edge of the wedge – the fat end of the wedge being unclear at the moment. Perhaps they fear that our city councils will begin banning vacuum cleaners or spray-on starch. Amidst all these grand arguments we have to remember: it’s only a plastic bag. Will we really miss it? Some of the opposition’s arguments need to be examined. Will more trees die as consumers and retailers are forced to switch to paper? That’s worth a look. For that matter, maybe the increased use of cloth bags threatens the world’s cloth supply.

You can argue these and other theories forever, but the notion that a ban on plastic bags won’t work is probably wrong. It rests on the assumption that people are incapable of change. But we’re not. We switched to metric, to unleaded gas. We adopted the designated driver. And, in the most relevant comparison, we have adjusted to smoking bans. Who could have conceived of a smoking ban three decades ago, when there were ashtrays in offices, smoking in stores, in movie theatres, when more than 40 per cent of adults smoked. Today, the smoking rate is half of that, and almost all public places are smoke-free. Perhaps more significantly, most private places are smoke-free too, as even the most diehard smokers go outside rather than light up in someone’s home. If we can do all that, we can do without plastic bags too. The consequences of not doing so can be seen in some countries where litter control is less strict than it is here. Plastic bags hang from the trees and bushes, cling to fences like some kind of filmy flower. And the results of a plastic bag ban can be seen in other countries, such as Rwanda, where you cannot even bring plastic bags into the country. The trees, bushes and fences are clear, and there doesn’t seem to be any public agitation for plastic bags to return. Either taxes or outright bans are in place in many countries and cities around the world with no apparent ill effects. So that leaves the main argument against banning plastic bags as the philosophical one – that governments shouldn’t be in the business of banning stuff. As we have seen, banning stuff has mixed results. Prohibition didn’t work all that well. On the other hand, banning people from driving 150 kilometres per hour on city streets is a pretty good thing. For sure, people will miss having plastic bags as garbage bin liners, perhaps the role they were put on Earth to fulfill. But hey, we’re a resourceful people. If we can put a man on the moon, surely we can figure something out.

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Friends of Lansdowne won’t seek appeal Laura Mueller

Although the group had legal advice that it had a chance of success at the Supreme Court, and many people wanted the Friends to pursue a case against sole-source procurement at that level, the fact that a panel of Ontario Court of Appeal judges voted 3-0 against the Friends during its last appeal dissuaded the group from further legal action Ward said. The resources available to the group are also limited and probably better used towards related causes, Ward said. The legal challenge cost about $600,000 in lawyers’ bills, about half of which has been paid through fundraising and donations, Ward said, adding that the decision not to appeal was not purely financial.

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EMC news - The Friends of Lansdowne’s legal battle with the city is over. The citizen group announced on the morning of June 14 that it would not appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in a bid to replace the Lansdowne redevelopment deal with one chosen through a new competitive bidding process. Friends of Lansdowne member Doug Ward delivered the news in front of the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. He said that some Friends of Lansdowne won’t be happy with the decision, but the choice was “overwhelmingly” supported amongst the decision makers in the group.

“We move forward. While our legal case was active, we could not challenge the city on other fronts,” he said. “This is no longer the case. We want to assure our supporters that we will continue to work for them.” The group will put its efforts into scrutinizing “every prism” of the Lansdowne “bad deal” as it moves forward, Ward said. The group also wants to connect with other organizations in the city to “engage in a wider civic dialogue to promote greater integrity in city decision-making,” as well as work on changes to the Ontario Municipal Act to strengthen procurement laws. Mayor Jim Watson issued a statement minutes after the

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On June 14 in front of the Horticulture Building, Friends of Lansdowne member Doug Ward announced the group will not appeal its legal challenge to the Supreme Court. Friends made their announcement. “This is an important moment in our city’s history as

it removes a significant legal hurdle which could have further delayed the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park,” he said in the statement. “It also provides greater certainty to our residents that the city can now proceed with the redevelopment of Lansdowne.” There is still one outstanding legal quandary that could trip up the park redevelopment: the Lansdowne Conservancy, an organization that proposed an alternate redevelopment plan for Lansdowne, has requested an appeal to the provincial court of appeal. In March, the Divisional Court of Ontario dismissed the Conservancy’s legal action by ruling it was an abuse of process and awarding the city $10,000 in legal costs from the Conservancy’s founder,

John Martin. Martin said the Ontario Court of Appeal will likely make a decision on whether to hear the appeal in July. City spokeman Michael Fitzpatrick said the court’s decision isn’t likely to be made before the end of July or early August, but it could “take some time” as it is completely up to the court’s discretion. Ward was quick to point out that the Friends of Lansdowne group isn’t throwing its support behind the Lansdowne Conservancy proposal. Rather, the Friends wanted to see a competitive bidding process that would allow the Conservancy and any other group to have its idea considered for the site’s redevelopment.

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War of 1812 exhibit launches at War Museum Kristy Strauss

Caron, deputy head and librarian and archivist of Canada in a statement. “It will also be a great opportunity to deepen our understanding about our history.” O’Neill said this exhibit won’t focus on one individual battle or just recognize two sides. “This provides a deep insight into the causes of war,” he said. “It also underlines how profoundly Canada’s development has been shaped by armed conflict.” James Moore, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages, also spoke about how studying the past is important to understanding today. “Canada’s history is an incredibly rich story to be told,” Moore said. “The telling of our stories and the understanding of our past helps us understand where we stand today.” He added that the War of 1812 paved the way for Confederation and it’s important for people to appreciate the collective perspectives on the war. The exhibit will include 130 artifacts that come from the Canadian War Museum and other Canadian, American and British institutions – including Library and Archives Canada, the Smithsonian Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

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EMC news - As part of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the Canadian War Museum wants visitors to discover four unique perspectives on the conflict, those of Canadians, Americans, Aboriginal peoples and the British. Visitors to the museum will now know a bit more about those perspectives since the Canadian War Museum launched its 1812 exhibit, which runs until January. “The War of 1812 was one of the pivotal moments in Canada’s journey from colony to country,” said Mark O’Neill, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “It’s one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the War Museum.” The museum will highlight the four different perspectives through artifacts and its exhibition Faces of 1812, which will complement the overall 1812 exhibit and will feature portraits from Library and Archives Canada’s collection that highlights the human side of the war. “This collaboration with the Canadian War Museum offers visitors an unexpected encounter with works of art from (the Library and Archives Canada) national portrait collection,” said Daniel J.

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Mark O’Neill, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, spoke about the importance of the War of 1812 to Canada before the Canadian War Museum opened its new War of 1812 exhibit on June 12. the Library of Congress, the British Museum and the Roy-

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Sheepish passenger makes ride to town interesting indeed

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t didn’t take long for us to realize this was no ordinary trip into Renfrew for our Saturday supplies. I loved sitting in the back of the car where all the action was. Three brothers and my sister Audrey kept the place buzzing all the way into town for the 20 kilometres. But that day Mother steered me into the front to sit between her and Father. But Father and Everett were yet to appear. I figured they were in the barn checking on the livestock. Then we saw them, half dragging, half pushing a full-grown sheep across the barnyard. Audrey let a moan out of her that could be heard in Admaston and said she would stay home if Father had any intention of cramming “that sheep into the car.” Mother reminded her she was to pick out a new pair of shoes that day at Scott’s Shoe Store, so she had little choice. Emerson said he could always hang on to the running board outside the car if need be. It wouldn’t be the first time he tried the stunt, but that day it looked more and more like a possible solution.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Mother said Father had to take the sheep into town where it would be turned over to a farmer from the Braeside area, who had made a deal with him. “Before you know it, we’ll be in town and the sheep will be gone,” she said. Everett said it had better be shoved in the only door in the back that had any hinges left on it. The other one, tied on with binder twine, would take too long to open. It looked to me like the sheep wasn’t too happy about being pushed into either door. Finally, Father took its hind legs, Everett its front and they heaved it into the back of the car, right on top of everyone’s feet. Father slammed the door shut, which pushed the sheep further into the car, then Everett flew in behind it right over the door, Father jumped behind the steering wheel and we took off. Emerson said later, it was the fastest he ever saw Father push the old car.

There were no windows in the car, just little roll-up blinds and we were all grateful for the air that passed through from one side to the other as Father careened down the Northcote side road. From all appearances, we were just a normal family on its way into town to do the usual Saturday shopping for supplies. Emerson said the sheep had relieved itself and Audrey said “that’s disgusting,” pushing her head out the side of the car as far as it would go. Mother, ever practical, told Emerson to use his foot and push it out the platesized hole in the floor in the back of the car. And so, the “deposit” was made along the Northcote side road, which to others traveling the route wouldn’t find to be so unusual, since livestock could often be seen being herded up and down the road. The real trouble started

when we hit the outskirts of Renfrew. Father slowed down, the sheep was fast losing patience with its tight quarters and it stuck its head out the window and let a string of bleats go that had people turning in their tracks on the street to see where the noise was coming from. This caused Audrey great embarrassment and she slid down as far as she could go in the seat, and when I turned around to look, all I could see was the big flat pink ribbon covering her black hair like a newspaper. The sheep was still voicing its disapproval all along Raglan Street on the way to the drive shed where the drop-off was to be made. Emerson was laughing his head off. There was no sound or sign of Earl. He was likely buried under Everett, who was trying to keep the sheep from jumping out the side of the car. “Just like a bunch of gypsies,” Audrey said over and over again, praying we’d meet no one who would recognize us. Father steered the car into the drive shed at the end of Raglan Street, came to a halt and the sheep cleared the back door with one wild leap.

The farmer who was there to collect it, pushed his straw hat to the back of his head and watched as the woolly animal tore around the lot like someone had filled it full of buckshot. My three brothers joined Father and the new owner and finally cornered it in one of the horse stalls. Audrey refused to get out of the car, even if it meant her new shoes would have to wait for another Saturday. Mother picked up what she needed at Walker’s and at Ritza’s Drug Store collected her weekly copy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The rest of the shopping for our supplies would have to wait. As soon as we got back to the farm, my sister Audrey took a bucket, a towel and a bar of homemade soap and headed for the Bonnechere River. She insisted three days later she still smelled of sheep. The brothers were given the job of washing out the back of the car. Mother, long after the daylight had gone, was heard to say almost in a whisper, “no one ever told me living on a farm would be like this.” New York, where she had lived for 18 years, seemed very far away indeed.

Beat the heat and stay safe Canadian Red Cross

As the temperature rises, the Red Cross reminds Canadians to stay cool, healthy and safe. While the summer season is a favourite time of year for many, extensive exposure to extreme heat can result in serious medical conditions such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat-related emergencies include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Symptoms of heat cramps typically include muscle contractions, usually in the legs or abdomen. Heat exhaustion symptoms include moist, red or pale skin, nausea, and dizziness, while symptoms of heat stroke are more severe - red, hot and dry skin; irritable, bizarre or aggressive behaviour; progressive loss of consciousness; rapid, weak pulse becoming irregular; and rapid, shallow breathing and seizures. Anyone demonstrating signs of heat-related emergencies should be moved to a cool location and given cool water to sip and to apply to the skin. Call 911 for anyone showing significant signs of distress, losing consciousness or whose symptoms are becoming more severe.

OTTAWA FURY SUMMER CAMPS Don’t miss out! Saturday, June 23

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Build a Buddy!

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Stage Show Tons of Fun

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Carnival Time

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No parking on site. Park & Ride Shuttle busses will be in operation from the National Research Council Canada starting at 7:30 a.m. and Canadian Aviation and Space Museum starting at 9:30 a.m. The last shuttle from the Aviation Museum to the picnic leaves at 2:15 p.m. The last shuttle from Rideau Hall back to the parking lots leaves at 3:15 p.m.

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Communities rally to oppose bridge options Michelle Nash

michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Residents have one month left to voice their concerns about the preferred options for the proposed eastend interprovincial bridge. It has been a year since the National Capital Commission awarded Roche-Genivar the environmental assessment contract to determine which of the three east-end corridors, Kettle Island, Lower Duck Island and McLaurin Bay, would have the least impact on area residents. The final public open house, held on June 12 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans drew hundreds of interested residents. “It is extremely important for residents to comment - it is why we are here - and the community groups work with us,” said Christopher Gordon, project manager for RocheGenivar. “But to ensure we haven’t missed anything, we need to get the general public

out. The more we understand, the better we are able to present the best option.” No choice, according to Orleans resident Heather Burke, is the right choice. “Even if they pick Kettle Island, I am still going to be sad they are building a bridge,” she said. Burke is part of Common Sense Crossings, a group created in 2009 to oppose a bridge through the greenbelt. The proposed bridge has seen community groups in each of the designated corridors become dedicated participants in the consultation process. Christophe Credico, head of the Manor Park Community Association bridge committee, is one of those who has been involved. “There are fundamental flaws in the weighting process which chose these three corridors in the first place,” Credico said. “It has pitted communities against each other and does not even consider east to

west city traffic.” Now it has come down to the final open house before the technically preferred corridor will be announced in the fall. Roche-Genivar and the NCC hosted the open house for residents to play a part in tweaking the alignments. The Manor Park Community Association and Rockcliffe Park Residents Association have sought to work together. For the past 10 months Credico and Rockcliffe resident Lori Assheton-Smith have promoted the idea of smart growth and sought to build support for the idea of no new interprovincial bridge altogether. That unity was seen at the open house, which saw at least seven community groups representing residents from all three corridors rally together with Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil McNeely, who recently called for a full stop to the project, outside Shenkman against the process.

“We are all trying to say none of these options are good,” Burke said. “Even though we all got involved because of our own neighbourhoods, we have all found common ground.” The open house was one of the most attended consultations the firm has held in the past year. “Make our comments known,” Credico said to the crowd. “It is the only way we can make what we are doing here effective.”

And according to the consultants, comments are what count. “At the end of the day we are undertaking a process and the comments and concerns about the overall need, is not a part of our process,” Gordon said. One of those in support of that mandate is Orleans Coun. Bob Monette. “Let’s keep on with the study, identify the link and then go from there and address our other priorities,”

Monette said. Monette, who is in favour of a bridge at Kettle Island, said at the end of the day, he hopes the decision is made properly with all the concerns counted for. The final day for residents to comment is July 5, with the final technically preferred corridor being announced in the fall. Residents can access all the information about the interprovincial bridge at www. ncrcrossings.ca.

Where Canada Comes Together Rideau Hall: Official Residence of the Governor General Visit the residence where Canadians are honoured and dignitaries are welcomed. Come and stroll the grounds, have a picnic, and see the Ceremonial Guards.

Visitor Centre and Gift Shop, open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic June 23, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join Their Excellencies as Rideau Hall is transformed into a playground. Enjoy stage shows, rides and games, and bring your teddy bears to the B*A*S*H tent for repairs. R0011460112_0621

Meet Olympic athletes who will be on-site to showcase Olympic sports and promote the benefits of physical activity, in honour of Olympic Day. Grounds of Rideau Hall

10 scheduled bouts* subject to change* Sanctioned by Boxing Ontario; doors open 6:30PM Guests must be 19 with valid, gov’t issued, photo id to enter SLOTS & Dining Room. 19-25 will need 2 pieces of id

Storytime at Rideau Hall, June 30, 1 p.m.

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Join the Governor General for the launch of this new family reading activity in honour of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Other Family Activities Daily, from June 30 to September 3, 2012 • • •

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1st Kicks - Ages 5+6 Soccer Kidz Camps - Ages 7-13 EPL Camp - Ages 9-14 Team Camps - Ages 9-14

Diamond Jubilee celebrations, visit this unique exhibit and learn about how Canadians from all walks of life are honoured for their extraordinary contributions.

Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until November 2012

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Summer camps foster love of nature at Baxter Conservation Area Emma Jackson

emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news – Chasing frogs, swimming in the lake and getting fresh air: that’s what summer’s all about, at least according to Baxter Conservation Area south of Kars. The conservation site run by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority hopes to provide kids with a taste of nature during its summer day camps in July and August. Each week the camp leaders will focus on a different theme such as insects, birds or reptiles. Kids ages six to 12 will spend their days doing pond and insect studies, making crafts, playing games and swimming at the beach. “We want to encourage kids to have a deeper appreciation of nature and to enjoy it,” said Andrea Wood, the education

interpreter and manager at the conservation area. “It’s a good ‘Get out of the house, learn about nature and have fun while doing it’ kind of camp.” The camps run throughout the summer in week-long sessions. For older children, the conservation area also offers two week-long canoe camps in July and August, where kids aged 10 to 14 can learn the basics of paddling, camping and survival skills. Wood said kids who have never canoed before are more than welcome, although kids with experience are also welcome to come and improve their skills. The July camp is already full, but the August camp from August 20 to 24 still has some spots open. Another camping oppor-

tunity comes in the form of Conservation Camp from July 30 to August 4. The camp is for ages 11 to 14, and is geared to Girl Guide and Scouts working on their conservation, ecology and naturalist badges. However Wood said any kid interested in the subject is welcome to come. The conservation camp is a little more work, she said, because the campers undertake a restoration project such as planting flora or removing invasive species. “It’s more education based, and we do some physical work,” Wood said. Baxter Conservation Area is 150 acres of conservation land located along the shores of the Rideau River. For more information about the summer camps visit www.rvca.ca or call 613-489-3592.

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Elementary school students from region four competed at Cairine Wilson Secondary School on June 11 in the National Capital track meet series for elementary. In this photo, Kate Rochon from Osgoode Public School competes in the running long jump.

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9:30 Worship and Sunday School 11:15 Traditional Worship

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Building an authentic, relational, diverse church.

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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

Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 1893 Baseline Rd., Ottawa (2nd Floor) Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: heavensgateottawa.org E-mail: heavensgatechapel@yahoo.ca

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

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

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Bethany United Church

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Join us for worship, fellowship & music Nursery, children and youth ministries One service at 10:30 am Sunday mornings

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

Real God. Real People. Real Church.

Join us Sundays at 10:30

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5338 Bank Street, Ottawa 613-822-2197 www.olvis.ca 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: www.avisitationbanquetcentre.com 613-822-1777

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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 pdale@trytel.com www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca Nursery Available

Our Saviour Lutheran Church Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

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Parkdale United Church

Heb. 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever

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

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:00

Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 Rev.10:30 Jamesa.m. Murray

Worship 10:30 Sundays

Heaven’s Gate Chapel

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Dominion-Chalmers United Church

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St. Richard’s Anglican Church

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

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Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School June 24th - Grace

Pleasant Park Baptist

613.247.8676

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WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro www.mywestminster.ca

Refreshments/Fellowship following the service.

Celebrating 14 years in this area!

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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 www.sawoodroffe.org

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

Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM

Riverside United Church

Watch & Pray Ministry Sunday Services at 9 or 11 AM

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

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EMC news – Rural Ottawa, start your engines. The Carkinator Car and Moto Rally is back again to rev people up in support of the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital Foundation. The second annual event on Saturday, June 23 have teams driving through the hospital’s broad, rural catchment area, using a list of clues and landmarks to guide them through the route. Along the way, teams will have to make several pit stops to complete physical and mental challenges to collect points. The goal is to get back with the most points and in the best time - all while following the rules of the road. Each team collects pledges before the event in an effort to raise money for the hospital. The event is hosted by the hospital foundation and Senators defenseman Matt Carkner, who grew up in the area. Last year he ran one of the pit stops, where teams had to take shots on him and team mate Jesse Winchester. This year, he was raffled off as an “early bird prize” to the team who had raised the most money by a certain date. That team will get to ride with him in his car along the rally route. “It’s a pretty neat one-onone time with an NHL player,”

said foundation fundraising associate Chelsea McIntyre. With or without Carkner along for the ride, McIntyre said the day’s sure to be a blast. “It’s kind of a fun way to spend an afternoon, you’re with family and friends in your car and it’s for a good cause,” she said. The money is undesignated, which means it’s not given towards any particular program or equipment fund at the hospital. Instead it is flexible money the hospital can use immediately for anything it needs. McIntyre said that’s an important part of keeping the hospital running as well as possible. “It really does help our hospital meet its annual needs. That’s really special,” she said. “The designated pools (for cancer programs or equipment) can get too big for the needs, because we’re a rural hospital. So if we have too much money in one fund the hospital can’t do its job as best as it needs to.” Last year’s inaugural rally had 26 cars registered, with about 150 people participating in total. The rally route meandered through the northern part of the hospital’s catchment area, from Greely and Osgoode all the way to Embrun and Chesterville before it arrived back in Winchester.

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38. Meshwork for fishing 39. K particle 41. Division of geological time 42. Tax collector 43. Treated soil with nitrates 46. Hair on the head 47. Actress Derek 48. Wrenching 52. Overhead shot 55. Federal job safety law 56. At the front 60. Interagency Manufacturers Operating Group (abbr.) 62. Chew tobacco 63. Sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine 64. Very small 65. Kilo yard (abbr.) 66. “____ Ado About Nothing” 67. British school for boys CLUES DOWN 1. Wood shaping tool 2. Two considered as a unit

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Don’t expect this week to go smoothly, Libra. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will go badly. It’s just full of distractions and interruptions.

Taurus, focus on the big picture or nothing will get accomplished. It’s too easy to get lost in all of the little details. Follow through on the task at hand.

Scorpio, you may be feeling sensual and romantic for the next few days. It could be because of all of the positive attention you have been receiving lately.

Gemini, someone will catch your ear and it will only serve to confuse you. You won’t know what to make of it but don’t get worried. It will all begin to make sense once a few pieces fall into place.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

You may feel happy when a friend or family member comes over to visit today, Sagittarius. You have been waiting for some company for quite a while. Enjoy the visit.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, your mind will be all over the place this week unless you find someone to help you get focused. Think of it as having a babysitter who can call you out if you start to stray.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

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Lots of people need your help, Cancer. Focus all of your energy on helping others for the time being. You will feel good about your efforts and the good karma that results from them. Leo, you need to figure out how to turn all of your great ideas into workable projects -- especially ones that can make you some money. Get started on a plan. Change will be all around you, Virgo. While you’re not overly excited about it, you realize change is essential to growing in your life and career. New work arrangements need to be made.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Expect to expend a little energy this week to get the job done right, Aries. Leaving it up to others is not the best way to go in this instance. Step up.

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!

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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.

Aquarius, you will be amazed at the results when you finally set your mind to something. Stick with what you’re doing and enjoy the ride. Pisces, help around the house or at the office this week and the work will benefit you and all of the other people with whom you interact.

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of different doctors just to try to get an actual diagnosis and find out if there was anything that could be done. “From there on, finding out what we can about Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer Society.” Wilson credits the Alzheimer Society for providing information on the disease, available services, and what to expect. Wilson and his sister attended various seminars offered by the Alzheimer Society’s offices in Pembroke, Arnprior, and Ottawa. Wilson has since become involved with the Alzheimer Society. He was the second place winner in its Walk for Memories fundraising campaign for the last two years, and has arranged for speakers to address his community in order to spread awareness of the dementia services available in Ottawa and Renfrew County. “I guess the big thing is for people to realize that there is support and you don’t have to go through it alone,” he says. “Quite often, there are often only two family members or less

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Child Haven International is hosting its 27th annual fundraising dinner in Ottawa on June 22 at 6 p.m. at Tudor Hall, 3750 N. Bowesville Rd. Child Haven operates homes for over 1,000 children and assists 150 women in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Tibet in China. Tickets are adults $60 and $30 for children. Contact Linda Uhryniuk at 613-730-5412 or Child Haven at 613-527-2829 or visit our website at www. childhaven.ca.

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The Metcalfe Agricultural Society is hosting a Good Ol’ Fashioned Barn Dance on Saturday, June 23 in the new Show Pavilion on the Fairgrounds. Doors open at 8 p.m. Dance the night away to the DW James Band, and share in the excitement of the live auction as bidders vie for the naming rights to this new building. This is an “age of majority only” event. Tickets are $20 per person, and are available at the fair office, 2821 8th Line Road in Metcalfe or call 613-821-0591. Join us for the afternoon to learn the art of calligraphy at the Osgoode Township Museum! From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 discover the methods and techniques used by the scribes of days gone by and create a beautiful work of art incorporating text and decorative papers and paints! You

may even wish to give your final work of art to someone as a personal gift, or keep it and hang it up at home. The cost for this workshop is $25 per person. Take the Red Cross Babysitting Course at the Osgoode Youth Association on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course teaches youth how to handle emergencies with confidence by providing the basic First Aid skills. For many young adolescents, babysitting is their first job, and Red Cross courses can help them become real “pros”! the course is for ages 11 and up and costs $60. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. Register at www.o-ya.ca.

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The Osgoode Old Tyme Dancing Club’s country and western jamboree is on Sunday, July 15 at the Osgoode Community Centre Hall from 2 to 8 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Osgoode Care Centre. Door prizes, spot dances and main draws will take place both afternoon and evening. A tasty BBQ will be available. Country and Western bands will be on stage throughout the afternoon and evening for your entertainment. For further information, please call Barb at (613) 258-7679 or Bernice at (613) 224 9888.

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Our Lady of the Visitation’s Spaghetti Supper is Sunday, June 24 starting at 4 p.m. in the Family Centre Parish Hall, 5338 Bank Street Gloucester. Food and Bar service start at 4 p.m. Enjoy a delicious homemade spaghetti supper with your choice of vegetarian or meat sauce. We will also have Caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. Wine will be sold by the glass or bottle and beer will also be available. $10 per person, or $5 for kids aged 6 to 10 years. Children five and under free. Tickets can be reserved in advance by giving name, telephone number, number of people. These tickets will be held at the door. Tickets can be paid for by cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. Contact Marie for tickets

Watson’s Mill is proud to team up with local growers and producers to host a Farmers Market in Historic Dickinson Square. Starting Saturday, June 23rd, the Farmers Market is scheduled to run on Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm, through August 25th at the Carriage Shed, across the street from Watson’s Mill.

North Gower. Just Incredible Kids: Camp includes a weekly out-trip and exciting theme days for children aged six to 12 years. Locations include Greely, North Gower, Manotick, Vernon (August 7 – 10) and Osgoode (August 13 – 17). Lego - Powered Up: Full day camp in Manotick (July 23 – 27) allows children aged eight to 13 the chance to explore the programming of motorized robotic vehicles and creatures for half the day, then enjoy regular camp activities for the rest of the day. For more information visit www.ottawa.ca/ruralsouth, email osgooderideaurecreation@ottawa.ca or call 613580-2424 ext 30235. Attention high school students: the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon is offering community service hours to any High School student interested in helping us out with some of the museum’s exciting summer events including

our annual Pioneer Day and Strawberry Social taking place on Saturday, July 21, as well as our children’s summer drama camp which will be preparing a production of Peter Pan. We are seeking volunteers in the afternoons from Tuesday through Friday, starting on August 14 until Friday, August 24 from noon until 4 p.m. Please call the museum at 613-8214062 or send us an email at osgoode-museum@hotmail. com for more information. 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. Old Time Music and Country Dance, first Friday of each month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5/ person at the door. Yearly

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